What a Beginning!
DECLARATION: This site is dedicated to the service of our Creator, Sustainer and Saviour - The Lord Jesus Christ. Its principal aim is to uphold the supreme Authority of the Judaeo-Christian Scriptures as the one unique body of revealed truth (graciously provided for our eternal well-being) by presenting hard evidence of a self-authenticating principle, closely integrated with the original Hebrew and Greek texts. Such findings defy all naturalistic explanation; consequently, they are endorsed by the commonly-held belief that reason alone is man's only dependable guide.
It is a logical consequence of Darwinian thinking that man is not alone in the universe; that other civilizations exist and flourish out there; that among these must be some superior to our own, able and willing to instruct us in the elusive art of peaceful coexistence. Thus it is hardly surprising that we now witness myriads of eyes turned heavenwards in anticipation of some non-random signal emanating from the depths of space that would confirm the existence of such beings. Assuming the fulfilment of these expectations, it is highly likely that regular communication would follow and, in due course, direct contact. Clearly, this is what the ongoing SETI (the "Search for ExtraTerrestial Intelligence") programme is all about.
In the initial stages of this scenario, mathematical absolutes - particularly those associated with number and form - are expected to assume fundamental roles. For example, the repeated transmission of a sequence comprising the first thousand or so cubic numbers is highly likely to capture the interest and attention of any intelligent receptor - thereby achieving the immediate purpose of announcing its author's galactic presence.
However, in their eagerness to pursue extraterrestial liaisons and find salvation among the stars the world's scientific and intellectual elite appear to have overlooked a similar message closer to home - one expressed in equally persuasive terms. In the following pages it is proposed to correct this oversight by drawing attention to some remarkable phenomena and their potentially far-reaching implications. These are associated, in particular, with the Bible's opening Hebrew words, the Greek form of the name Jesus Christ (understood by Christians to be The Creator), and the riddle of Revelation 13:18.
We shall refer to this body of scripturally-based evidence as ALEPH-TAU (the names of the two Hebrew letters which form the central - and untranslatable - word of Genesis 1:1. However, to fully appreciate the implications of A-T it is necessary that we recognise that within the _Book of Number_ per se we find universal constants and a numero-geometric structure representing the confluence of many unique and rare features - both absolute and radix-dependent. We shall call this NUN-RESH (pronounced 'noon-reysh' - the two letters that form the Hebrew word for LAMP). It is the awareness of the existence of N-R, taken together with the observation that A-T maps onto it so precisely, that truly underlines the significance of these findings.
The conclusion must be that, as currently read, the Bible is incomplete - its translators having ignored, or otherwise overlooked, the coordinated numerical structures that our Creator has thought fit to include in His word to man.
For a concise overview of the findings to date it is recommended that The Beginning of Wonders be read first.
Vernon Jenkins MSc
New (added 2014-11-12):
THE SECOND EDGE MONOGRAPHS
Abstract - These pages summarise those divinely-ordained principles which by sound logical argument establish and reinforce belief in the essential message of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, viz. the Gospel of Jesus Christ*. The evidence is largely pictorial and principally concerns the first verse of the Hebrew Bible (herein termed The Ultimate Assertion) and the Greek form of our Creator's Name. Currently, there are just four monographs in the series which should be read in the order given, viz.
Issue 1 - Evidence of Supernatural Design in the Divine Prologue
Issue 2 - Structural Harmony
Issue 3 - Extended Views
Issue 4 - An Abundant Artefact Foretold
[Please note: this set of monographs is available to discussion groups and others in A5 hardcopy. Details may be obtained by emailing the author (with 'Second Edge' in the subject field) at firstname.lastname@example.org]
*Stated most concisely: "Christ died for sinners, and you qualify."
INFORMATION FROM THE BIBLE'S 'CREATION' VERSES
Abstract - Wikipedia describes the biblical account of creation as 'myth' - in which case, how is one to explain the related evidences of supernatural design embedded in the opening verses of The Book of Genesis and the Gospel of John? A practising doctor of medicine offers his thoughts on one facet of this miracle.
A GEOMETRICAL APPROACH TO BEGINNINGS
Abstract - The application of simple geometric principles to the data provided in Exodus 20:11 enables the construction of a conceptual model of the Creation. This model highlights a number of important relationships - not least, a remarkable confirmation of the data obtained from the reading of the Bible's opening Hebrew words as numbers.
NEWTON'S MISSING APOLOGY: A RECONSTRUCTION
Abstract - In a letter to a colleague, dated December 10, 1692, the famous mathematician and scientist Isaac Newton wrote concerning arguments for the existence of God. While (in his view) his principal work, The Principia, offered many good reasons for such belief he nevertheless concludes the letter with the words "There is yet another argument for a Deity which I take to be a very strong one, but till principles on which tis grounded be better received I think it more advisable to let it sleep." Unfortunately, nowhere in his extensive writings do we find an explanation of these intriguing words. Accordingly, our purpose here, is to recreate the missing argument by suggesting a possible train of Newtonian thought.
CONCERNING THE DIET OF THE MATURE CHRISTIAN
Abstract - The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews advises the Christian that he needs to be spiritually 'weaned' in order to attain maturity in his walk with the Lord (Heb.5:12-14); intriguingly, what he means by 'strong meat' (KJAV) in this context is not made clear, but from the tenor of his words we infer that, secure as he may be in his knowledge and acceptance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the believer is likely to find such food unpalatable. Taking this as a lead and basing his argument on clear biblical principles, the author of this essay examines the specific nature of this 'solid food'.
AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE BIBLE'S SECOND EDGE
Abstract - By adding together the numerical worth of each word (as based on the numeric value of each Hebrew letter) in certain unbroken sequences drawn from the first eight words of Genesis (i.e. the Bible's first verse and following word), one uncovers strong evidence of intelligent design and purpose in the form of a structure of coordinated numerical geometries. Because these words first appeared some millennia before the introduction of alphabetic numeration into Jewish society this structure rests upon a remarkable feat of precognition and mathematical understanding, and is proof that God exists and created the world in the way literally set out here and in subsequent verses. These conclusions are further ratified by the discovery that the same eight numerical values are found echoed in the metric dimensions of an abundant modern artefact - the A4 sheet of cut paper!
Militant atheists and all who believe in an evolutionary creation are here invited to provide a naturalistic explanation for the appearance of these phenomena. Failure to do so must spell the demise of darwinism - and of much else!
A series of pages which together confirm the highly significant fact that the Bible's opening Hebrew verse is the most remarkable sequence of words ever written - and a standing miracle.
PART 1 - An Auspicious Beginning
PART 2 - The Impressive Partnership
PART 3 - Evidences of Inner Harmony
PART 4 - Genesis 1:1 - The Stellar View
PART 5 - Remarkable Conjunctions
PART 6 - A Weighing of Differences
PART 7 - The Challenge
Revealing significant numero-geometrical features of the words posted above the Lord's head at his Crucifixion.
A neglected commission reveals the Bible to be a self-authenticating text.
AN OBLIGATION DECLINED
A series of pages which sets out to explore the thoughts of our Creator while engaged in the design of ETI_F.
PART 1 - THE G-TRIANGLES
PART 2 - THREE FUNDAMENTAL CONSTANTS
PART 3 - THE TRIPLE MARKER
PART 4 - THE SOLID-GNOMON / HOLLOW-CUBE SERIES
PART 5 - THE TRUE SIGNIFICANCE OF TEN REVEALED
A series of pages which focus on the numerical geometries attending the opening Hebrew words of the J-C Scriptures.
CGeoms: PART 1
CGeoms: PART 2
CGeoms: PART 3
A series of pages which deal with noteworthy features of biblical structure and related matters.
PART 1 - THE EYE-OPENER
PART 2 - LANGTON'S LEGACY
How the Bard found his way into the Scriptures
AN ORACLE RESTORED
JACOB'S FAMILY: PART 1 - The Mother Set
JACOB'S FAMILY: PART 2 - Features of the MS Grid
THE WILDERNESS ENCAMPMENT
THE STAR OF ISRAEL: PART 1
THE STAR OF ISRAEL: PART 2
- Tessellations of Genesis 1:1
Tessellation 1: Part I
Tessellation 1: Part II
Revelations of a Biological Abacus
Tracking the Origin of Life's Genetic Code
- The A-Series of cut paper sizes
Paper-folding for Beginners
The Music Lesson
- Mabbul (the Genesis Flood)
Beyond the Rainbow
- to be continued