Do you believe the number three has important value for the Bible?
I think about how the number three has infinity. If you divide anything by 1 it's just itself, if you divide it by 2 you have two halves but if you divide 1 by 3, you always get the number 3 to infinity. God, the son and the Holy Ghost!!! I've heard people who aren't Christians or believers ask what that means. My belief is that there is God, his son who was born on earth, so God could walk earth through his son and the Holy Spirit is within us. We are the third part of the equation. What do you think?
I do not know why the number 3 is so important in the Bible but a part of it may be the ancient's knowledge of geometric structures, for when a trinity is displayed as a triangle it becomes like a triangle with its properties of rigidity and solidness. The oneness of God which is the circle is held together by the triangle and its 3 infinitely connected points. And we are a part of that oneness.
Interesting. I do not remember pondering 1 ÷ 3 before having 3 to infinity, even though is 1/3. I will ponder more. I always ponder the number 6. It is the first perfect number in mathematics. It is followed by 28, 496, 8128, and so forth. There are 48 known perfect numbers today.
Even though I know not much of its meaning with mathematics or else, I enjoyed reading how it is obtained and its use.
Quoting one source "Despite the fact that Nicomachus offered no justification of his assertions, they were taken as fact for many years. Of course there was the religious significance that we have not mentioned yet, namely that 6 is the number of days taken by God to create the world, and it was believed that the number was chosen by him because it was perfect. Again God chose the next perfect number 28 for the number of days it takes the Moon to travel round the Earth. Saint Augustine (354-430) writes in his famous text The City of God :-
Six is a number perfect in itself, and not because God created all things in six days; rather, the converse is true. God created all things in six days because the number is perfect... "
Another perspective to consider is a circle can be constructed around a triangle and within a triangle for infinity as the triangle is reconstructed with the same rules with difference in size only or not.
In the King James version
The most popular numbers and times that are mentioned in the bible are as follows.
one ............... 1967 times
• two ................ 837
• hundred ........ 590
• thousand ...... 520
• three ............. 485
• seven ............ 463
I suppose one can read anything into numbers and how important they are. The #1 was used over four times as much as the #3.
Interesting take, but the numeric sense is a little off. Just look at dividing by 1, you get the original number "n" followed by an infinite number of zeroes. 1/2 = 0.50000000000000000...
What is the Holy Spirit? Could it be that you have Holy Spirit in you and I have Holy Spirit in me? When each of us are in-spirit, we are of the Holy Spirit and are at-one with the Heavenly Father and His Son (our brother). So, it could be 3 or 3,000! It could be 12,194!
One of the key passages which talks of this "3" is 1 John 5:7–8 KJV. But if you view this same passage in NCV, you find that the part about 3 is missing! The footnote tells us that some early scribe added it to the Bible! Ouch!
As far as important numbers in the Bible, 7, 40 and 77 prove to be quite important for yielding to us a biblical timeline compatible to those of science. They also give us the Kabbalah's "Tree of Life" embedded in 2 chapters of Genesis.
There is much more to the Bible than a literal reading will reveal.
Rod Martin, Jr.
http://tharsishighlands.com/books/thebi … m_noah.php
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