## Appendix 5 - The numerical interpretation of Greek words

The Greek alphabet is an ordered
set of 24 upper/lowercase pairs of characters. The position and
numerical value of each letter of each of these pairs is detailed
below:

This scheme was introduced circa 600 BC for the
purpose of recording numbers on an additive basis, the missing
values, 6 and 90, being represented by non-alphabetic symbols.
Thus, every string of letters was potentially a number -
interpreted by summing the tabular values of the letters.

As a unique example of this procedure, the *characteristic
value*s (CVs) of the Lord's Name and Title (as recorded in
both Septuagint and New Testament) are evaluated below:

Observe that the letter values
appear above, and their respective sums, below.

Further interest is generated by
the fact that 888, 1480 and 2368 hold the large factor, 296 (=
8.37), in common; thus, 888 = 3.296, 1480 = 5.296, and 2368 =
8.296.

VJ

2010-04-23