The Heptadic Nature of Matthew’s Genealogy

Dr Ivan Panin was the first to notice the heptadic pattern in the original Greek of the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1. Amongst the things he noticed were:

  • The number of words used is divisible by seven
  • The number of letters used is divisible by seven
  • The number of vowels used is divisible by seven
  • The number of words used which begin with a vowel is divisible by seven
  • The number of words that occur more than once is divisible by seven
  • The number of words occurring in more than one form is divisible by seven
  • The number of nouns is divisible by seven
  • The number of names is divisible by seven. Only 7 other types of nouns are permitted
  • The number of male names is divisible by seven
  • The number of generations is divisible by seven

Thanks to Chuck Missler for this.

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