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3. The Acting of God.



“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”

Genesis 1:1 expresses the first visible acting of God. A Creation appears. When a human creates something he is doing that with his hands. The bible tells us that we are created in the image of God. That is why I thought that this acting would express itself in one or an other way in the first bible verse. That's the reason I looked at the anatomical structure of our hands and arms and counted the parts of the skeleton. The resemblance with the verse is striking. To make this visible the values of the seven words of Gen.1:1 have to be counted till their reduced number. I will show that from example with the first word ‘In the beginning’, berashit:

In the beginning= =400+10+300+1+200+2=913



So the reduced number of the first word is 4. Then we proceed to count in the same way the six other words till their reduced number:

The reduced number 4 of the first word happens to be the number of our fingertips, whereby we should realize that the thumb has one bone less and gets counted in the following sequence (see the picture). This counting is going well with all the other words and bones until we reach the upper arm (out of sight) The upper arm has only one bone, and the basic number of ‘the earth’ is 8. What is going on here? Well, imagine you are in a grocery shop and there are standing some articles on the counter. The grocer types the amounts on the cash desk. To control if he has done well, the grocer counts the number of amounts and the number of articles. When the numbers are corresponding, then he didn’t overlook something. In my point of view the bible writer did so. There are seven sequences to be counted, and this number is added to the ‘one’ of the upper arm bone. I think it is coded in this way, and this is probably (one of) the reason(s) that the basic number of ‘the earth’ is 8. But there are other reasons for adding the seven to the one. The 6-1 patron of the six days of creation and the seventh as rest day (Shabbat) is also present. To the seventh day God adds something extra. That day He blessed and sanctified it. But later more about this issue.

Counting numbers till their basic or reduced number is mathematical or practical seen of course nonsense. But, if done consequent, it can function as a code. Nothing is wrong with that. But a coding that holds in one case does not necessarily have to hold  in an other case. There are variations possible like flowers in the field.

The total of the reduced numbers of the words of Gen.1:1 is: 4+5+5+5+8+2+8=37. Because we do not have one but two arms, this number will be doubled. This needs to be done symmetrically like our hands mirror themselves, so we find 37-73. The activity of Gods acting, creating heaven and earth, is expressed by  the multiplication of these two numbers. It appear to be the factors of the number value of Gen.1:1, for 37x73 is 2701:


               “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”              








          296 + 407 + 395 + 401 + 86 + 203 + 913 = 2701


The 11th letter of the alphabet, the kaf, , has the meaning of ‘hand’. The kaf written full is:  (Gen.40:11). The sum of the letter places of the letters of the word in the alphabet is 26+11=37. This number is equal to the sum of the reduced numbers of the words of Gen.1:1.

The plural form of hand is kefim, . But is often used in de bible text (Ex.29:24); this way of writing can also be translated as from my hands (Gen.20:5) The sum of the letter values is: 10+80+20=110. This number is equal to the sum of the factors of  Gen.1:1: 37+73=110.


My hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spanned the heavens; when I call to them, they stand up together.

  Foundation of the earth= =(90+200+1)+(5+4+60+10)=291+79=370 (10x37)

foundation (mosad)= = 4+60+6+40=110 (Jes.28:16)

The original letter symbols in old Hebrew of the word kaf, , are these: , the mouth and the hand palm. God acts, creates, by means of the mouth, by speaking. By God speaking and acting are one.

  37x73 expresses Gods acting, and 37x37 expresses the activity of Gods Spirit (Ruach Elohim).


‘And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit from God moved upon the face of the waters.’

95     140   100      728     86     220     451    140   100    334     19      411    420     302

1369=37x37             +                              2177(7x311)


The connection between thoughts (spirit) and acting is speaking. With the 22nd word of the  bible in Gen.1:3 starting on the 81st letter God speaks for the first time in the bible. 81 is the number value of the name of the 17th letter of the alphabet, the peh/feh, , with the meaning ‘mouth’, written full: =1+80=81. With 22 letters the Hebrew alphabet is ready. The speaking of God starts on the 22nd word: = and said. The speaking of God brings forth ‘Creation’: when I call to them, they stand up together (Is.48:13)

Like the number values of the words of Gen.1:1 can be counted to their smallest reduced number, so they can be reduced to their smallest basic prime.

Primes are the smallest dividers of whole numbers and they can only be divided by themselves or by one. I call it numbers that cannot ‘lie’. They are good nor bad, but they can't deny what they represent. Therefore they represent the truth.

Also the counting till the smallest prime has again a remarkable result. I will show from example with the first word how to count:

In the beginning= =400+10+300+1+200+2=913


Should 13 be counted further then is the result: 1+3= 4, and 4 is not a prime. So at 13 we stop counting. Although the fourth word with the value 401 is already a prime, it can be counted until 5 as smallest prime: 4+0+1=5.

The sum of these smallest reduced prime basics is: 13+5+5+5+17+2+17=64. This is the number value of the plural form for an other word for hands, jadim (Is.13:7): =40+10+4+10=64. Also the expression from my hand(s), , has the number value 64 (Gen.21:30).

In Greek gematria the number value of the word truth is 64:

truth: =1+30+8+9+5+10+1=64

Together with the common reduced number 37 of Gen.1:1 it contributes to a remarkable possibility.  The multiplication of 64 and 37 is:


the Greek gematria of Jesus Christ:



So seems Gen.1:1 to hide the activity of God by mean of Jesus Christ. This is very remarkable when we do realize that Genesis is written about 1450 before Christ. So has the first bible writer Gods Plan hidden in the first verse. John 1:3 states in fact that Jesus has participated in the creating process:

John 1:3

All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

And about the truth said Jesus about himself: ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life’:

John 14:6                                      22 words, 81 letters

Jesus said unto him: I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.

If we see this and can accept it, God can place the light in our live, for Gen.1:3 begins on letter 81 and on the 22nd word, there where God begins with the making of the light. When we look further, we see that the 64th word of the bible the first word of Gen.1:7 is:


and God made the firmament,......

   67         66         65         64

  385    401    86     386



  , 'and made' is an anagram of *= Jesus/deliverer/386

Also in this way seems to be hidden the fact that God by means of Jesus Christ made Creation.

When we look for the 37th word in the bible then it appears to be the word the light, .


Word 37, letter 137 (), in verse word 10, in verse letter 34 ¬ Prime 34=137

And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

The word the light seems to be pinpointed in a special way in the bible text. The 37th word starts on letter 137. Now is 137 the 34th prime.  In the verse Gen.1:4 the light starts on the 34th letter. In this way the first letter of the light, the hee, , becomes pinpointed in the text. The factor 34 of the phrase ‘and God made the firmament’ (34x37) seems to be referring to the 37th word of the bible.

On this point I've got an email from Steve Coneglan. He recognized in this part of the bible text the 'fine structure constant'. This is a number that relates to the interaction between photons and electrons, between light and matter, between light and darkness. A better place to hide or to reveal this number can not be found in the bible. You can find his email here.

John 1:4

In verse word 3 starts on letter 7 and word 7 ends on letter 21 (3x7), word 10 starts on letter 26 ( )

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

In Isaiah 46:10 God announces that he tells from the beginning what will happen in the end:


Declaring the end from the beginning, and from old times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure;

If we take this saying by Isaiah from Is.46:10 seriously, than we don't have to be surprised that we can find Jesus Christ hidden and coded in Gen.1:1.


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