Ivan Panin 1855-1941

{The reader should be aware that there is a controversy over the work of Panin, one that centers around the New Testament and the what texts were used for his calculations. While he used a variety of extant Greek texts, and primarily the 'Received' Wescott/Hort text, he is accused of picking and choosing the ones that fit the 'numbers'. if he did so it was in the belief that when they conformed to bible numerics it only proved their validity. The fact that Wescott and Hort proved to be occultists and perhaps Satanists has only added fuel to the criticism.
     First of all, Panin's work should not seriously effect any believer's faith, for no one who knows God needs to have the Word of God proven to them intellectually they already have experienced its reality and truth and have empirical knowledge of its validity. Panin's work was and is directed at converting the unbelieving soul, just as he himself had been converted from agnosticism to a faith in the living Christ by it.

     Second, and most edifying to a believer, should be the whole body of work concerning the Old Testament where there is no controversy over text. All agree, atheist and Jew, Agnostic and Christian that the scrupulous care taken by the Jewish scribes over the centuries to hand down the perfect manuscript was unassailable. Panin's work holds solid and true for conformity and numeric purity. The Hebrew Apocryphal books, rejected by the Jews as inspired canon of the Holy Writ, on the other hand do not have any such symmetry and perfection, testifying to the truth of the Books of the Old Testament. The Philadelphia has concluded that the controversy over the N.T. manuscripts should not negate Panin's labors for He has proven the divine origin of God's Word by his yeoman work in the Old Testament along.}

Here follows a small Bio of Panin. Reader can find him on line where there remains a caldron of controversy over his N.T work, but very little mention about his Old Testament proofs, because they are incontrovertible.

     Panin was born in Russia on December 12, 1855 and as a young man he was an active Nihilist. one who was so "turned off" by the inane circumstances surrounding him that he adopted the attitude that all values were worthless and nothing was knowable or communicable. He apparently detested the Czarist government so much that he participated in various plots against it and eventually was forced into political exile. From there he moved to Germany where he spent a number of years furthering his education. When he left Germany he immigrated to the United States and soon entered Harvard University where he became the personal friend of both the famous professor William James and the University's President Eliot.

Mr. Panin was a brilliant scholar and a Master of Literary Criticism. After graduating from college he became an outstanding lecturer on the subject of literary criticism and toured the country speaking on Carlyle, Emerson, Tolstoy, Russian literature, etc.. receiving "top dollar" for each address, which shows us the caliber of his talent. His lectures were delivered on college campuses and to exclusive literary clubs in many cities of the United States and Canada. And during those years of travel and exposure to the public, Mr. Panin became widely known as a confirmed agnostic. So well known, in fact, that when he renounced agnosticism and embraced Jesus Christ, several newspapers carried banner headlines announcing his conversion! Upon hearing of this remarkable turn of events, Professor James, who was reputed to be the greatest Metaphysician of his day remarked, "What a pity that Mr. Panin is cracked on religion. A great philosopher was spoiled in him."

Prior to his life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ, Mr. Panin wrote some three thousand aphorisms (brief statements of principle) and many outstanding essays, which stand today as a memorial to his days as a Master of Literary Criticism. He also was an editor of two daily newspapers, a gifted writer, and an eloquent speaker.

What event made this brilliant and gifted man, one firmly convinced that absolute truth ("God") was unknowable, change his mind? What so challenged his intellect and shook him to the very core of his being, that he was left with no alternative but belief in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior?

One day in 1890, Mr. Panin was casually reading the first verse of the Gospel of John in the original Koine Greek. This verse, in the original, says: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and the Word was God." And as he read this sentence, his curiosity was stirred by the fact that the definite article "the" preceded "God" in the first instance, but not the second. Why the difference? To analyze this apparent discrepancy, he made a parallel list of all verses in the New Testament in which the word "God" occurs with the article "the" and all those without it. Then when he compared the two lists he noted that there was a mathematical relationship between the two sums. Next, he went through the same procedure for the word "Christ" and on through several other words. each time taking note of the amazing numeric relationships hidden beneath the surface of the text. This "chance" observation would later prove to have been a life-changing event as Ivan Panin enthusiastically pursued the newly-found and exciting discovery he later named "Bible Numerics."

As these discoveries began to unfold, one after another, Mr. Panin quickly came to the realization that they were far more than just coincidence. There was a mathematical precision inherent to the entire Bible that no mere mortal could have devised and his intellectual objections relative to an unknowable God were overruled! Jesus Christ revealed Himself through His Word to this "chosen vessel" and, like the apostle Paul and a host of others, Ivan Panin was never the same man again.

From that day in 1890 until he died on October 30, 1942, Ivan Panin literally devoted his life (over 50 years) to fully developing this discovery and preserving it for the world. It is said of him that he worked tirelessly for 12-18 hours each day counting letters and words, compiling hand-written concordances, and working out mathematical problems. He worked with such zeal that on several occasions his health completely failed. But in spite of the tremendous mental and physical strain this placed upon him, he labored without pay, giving himself entirely to this labor of love. At one point he was offered the very tempting position as president of a college, but he turned it down trusting God to provide for his needs. This man whom the world would gladly pay "top dollar" for a lecture, chose a life of frugality in order to serve his Master by counting words, letters, syllables, and Bible numbers. preserving his findings in neat, hand-written notes now yellowed with age. all 40,000+ pages of them!


by Keith Newman

The authenticity of the Holy Bible has been attacked at regular intervals by atheists and theologians alike but none have explained away the mathematical seal beneath its surface.

It would seem the divine hand has moved to prevent counterfeiting in the pages of the Bible in a similar manner to the line that runs through paper money. Bible numerics appears to be God's watermark of authenticity.

Vital research on this numeric seal was completed by a native of the world's most renowned atheistic nation, Russia. Dr Ivan Panin was born in Russia on Dec. 12, 1855. As a young man he was an active nihilist and participated in plots against the Czar and his government. He was a mathematical genius who died a Harvard scholar and a citizen of the United States in 1942.

Panin was exiled from Russia. After spending a number of years studying in Germany he went to the United States where he became an outstanding lecturer on literary criticism.

Panin was known as a firm agnostic - so well known that when he discarded his agnosticism and accepted the Christian faith, the newspapers carried headlines telling of his conversion.

It was in 1890 that Dr. Panin made the discovery of the mathematical structure underlining the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. He was casually reading the first verse of the gospel of John in the Greek: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with the God and the Word was God...".

Dr. Panin was curious as to why the Greek word for "the"' preceded the word "God"' in one case and not the other. In examining the text he became aware of a number relationship. This was the first of the discoveries that led to his conversion and uncovered the extensive numeric code.

Oldest manuscripts
Dr. Panin found his proof in the some of the oldest and most accurate manuscripts - the Received Hebrew Text and the Westcott and Hort Text.

In the original languages of the Bible, mostly Hebrew and Greek, there are no separate symbols for numbers, letters of the alphabet are also used to indicate numbers.

The numeric value of a word is the sum total of all its letters. It was curiosity that first caused Dr. Panin to begin toying with the numbers behind the texts. Sequences and patterns began to emerge. These created such a stirring in the heart of the Russian that he dedicated 50 years of his life to painstakingly comb the pages of the Bible.

This complex system of numbering visibly and invisibly saturates every book of the scriptures emphasizing certain passages and illustrating deeper or further meaning in types and shadows. The 66 books of the Bible 39 in the Old and 27 in the New were written by 33 different people.

Those authors were scattered throughout various countries of the world and from widely different backgrounds. Many of them had little or no schooling. The whole Bible was written over a period of 1500 years with a 400 year silence apart from the Apocrypha between the two testaments. Despite the handicaps the biblical books are found to be a harmonious record, each in accord with the other.

Dr. Panin says the laws of probability are exceeded into the billions when we try and rationalise the authorship of the Bible as the work of man. He once said: "If human logic is worth anything at all we are simply driven to the conclusion that if my facts I have presented are true, man could never have done this.

Inspiration from on high

"We must assume that a Power higher than man guided the writers in such a way, whether they knew it or not, they did it and the Great God inspired them to do it''.

The Bible itself states clearly that it is the literal God-breathed'' living word of the Creator. The words "Thus saith the Lord"' and "God said"' occur more than 2500 times throughout scripture.

In 2 Timothy 3:16 it states "All scripture is given by inspiration of God". Then in 2 Peter 9:20-21 it plainly states: "No prophecy of the scriptures is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost".

Let's take the number seven as an illustration of the way the patterns work. Seven is the most prolific of the mathematical series which binds scripture together. The very first verse of the Bible "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Gen. 1:1), contains over 30 different combinations of seven.

This verse has seven Hebrew words having a total of 28 letters 4 x 7. The numeric value of the three nouns "God", "heaven" and "earth" totals 777. Any number in triplicate expresses complete, ultimate or total meaning.

Also tightly sealed up with sevens are the genealogy of Jesus, the account of the virgin birth and the resurrection. Seven occurs as a number 187 times in the Bible (41 x 7), the phrase "seven-fold" occurs seven times and "seventy" occurs 56 times (7 x 8).

In the Book of Revelation seven positively shines out: there are seven golden candlesticks, seven letters to seven churches, a book sealed with seven seals, seven angels standing before the Lord with seven trumpets, seven thunders and seven last plagues. In fact there are over 50 occurrences of the number seven in Revelation alone.

Divisible by seven

There are 21 Old Testament writers whose names appear in the Bible (3 x 7). The numeric value of their names is divisible by seven. Of these 21, seven are named in the New Testament: Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea and Joel. The numeric values of these names is 1554 (222 x 7). David's name is found 1134 times (162 x 7).

God's seal also pervades creation as though it were woven into the very fabric of nature.

The Bible has declared man's years to be three score and ten (70). The development of the human embryo is in exact periods of sevens or 28 days (4 x 7). Medical science tells us the human body is renewed cell for cell every seven years.

We're told the pulse beats slower every seven days as if it were in accord with the seventh day of rest proclaimed in the Genesis creation week. And God formed man of the dust of the ground (Gen. 2:7); science confirms the human body is made of the same 14 elements (2 x 7) found in your average handful of dust.

The light of the sun is made up of seven distinct colours as shown in the rainbow. In music there are seven distinct notes which climax in a chord or octave at the beginning of a new seven.

In almost all animals the incubation or pregnancy period is divisible by seven. Seven is often referred to as "God's seal" or the number of spiritual perfection.

Number of resurrection

Eight is the number of new life or "resurrection". It is the personal number of Jesus. When we add together the letter values of the name Jesus in the Greek we get 888. Jesus was called The Christ, the numeric value of this title is 1480 (185 x 8). He was Saviour which has the value 1408 (2 x 8 x 88).

Jesus is also Lord which again is a multiple of eight being 800 (100 x 8). Messiah has the numeric value 656 (82 x8). Jesus also called himself the Son of man. The term occurs 88 times and is valued at 2960 (370 x 8).

Jesus said "I am the truth": the numeric value of "the truth" is 64 (8 x 8). The last book in the Bible is the Revelation of Jesus Christ which has exactly 888 Greek words. Eight persons were saved in the Ark at the great Noahic flood. God made a covenant with Abraham that every male Jewish child was to be circumcised on the eighth day of his life.

There are eight individual cases of resurrection spoken of in the Bible apart from Jesus. Three occur in the Old Testament, three in the gospels and two in Acts. It was on the eighth day or the first day of the new week that Jesus rose from the dead. The Holy Spirit also came down from heaven on the eighth day.

Nine is finality or completion. The first example of its use is that infinitely sealed first verse of the Bible: "In the beginning God'' which in Hebrew is: Brayshith Elohim which has the numeric value of 999. The very next statement "created the heaven" is also sealed with 999.

Nine is finality

The number nine is endowed with a peculiar quality, it is finality in itself. Not only is it the final single number, but if you multiply it by any other number, the addition of the resulting figures will always revert back to nine (2 x 9 = 18 / 1 + 8 = 9 etc).

There are nine basic gifts available to the Christian believer through the power of God's Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:8-10). There are nine basic fruits which should be evident in the life of the believer (Gal 5:22-23). The words "my wrath" have the numeric value 999. The word Amen or verily is valued at 99 and occurs 99 times.

The work on the cross was completed at the ninth hour when Jesus said "It is finished". The shedding of his blood was final. It saw an end to the old system of animal sacrifice to atone for sin. The word "blood" in this sense occurs 99 times.

Great superstition has always surrounded the number 13 as being unlucky or dark. Perhaps there is good reason. One of the most convincing proofs of the origins of this number can be found by unraveling all the names by which Satan is known. Drakon or dragon has a value of 975 (13 x 75) and it occurs 13 times. Peirazon or tempter has a value of 1053 (13 x 81). Belial which is personification of evil has a value of 78 (13 x 6).

Anthropoktonos or "murderer" has a value of 1820 (13 x 40). Ophis or "serpent" is 780 (13 x 60). The phrase used by the Holy Spirit Ho kaloumenos diablos kai ho Satanas or "called the Devil and Satan" is valued 2197 (13 x 13 x 13).

Small neat calculations

This article is in truth an oversimplification of the work of Dr. Panin and others who followed in his footsteps. Dr. Panin's work initially involved some 40,000 pages of material on which he had written millions of small neat calculations. It involved volumes.

He often laboured up to 18 hours a day exploring the vast numeric structure. By and large it was a thankless task. Dr. Panin said "When I first made the discovery I was of course, taken off my feet - I was in the same condition as our friend Archimedes who when he solved a great mathematical problem while in the bath, rushed in to the street naked, crying 'I have found it'. I thought people would be delighted to embrace the new discovery, but I found human nature is always the same. So I quietly withdrew and did my work all by myself".

Although it would appear that his work has been largely lost from popular reading today Dr. Panin did accomplish several outstanding works. He published Structure in the Bible the Numeric Greek New Testament and the Numeric English New Testament.

The works of Dr. Ivan Panin have been put before the experts many times. Dr. Panin once challenged nine noted rationalists and Bible critics through the medium of the New York Sun newspaper Nov. 9, 1899. He dared them to publicly refute or give explanation for a few of his presented facts. Four made lame excuses. The rest were silent.

Dr. Panin issued a challenge throughout leading newspapers of the world asking for a natural explanation or rebuttal of the facts. Not a single person accepted.

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Overwhelming Mathematical Evidence
of the Divine Inspiration of Scripture

From the Works of Dr. Ivan Panin,

Harvard Scholar and Mathematician

Edited: by Dr. Keith L. Brooks 1970


One of the most remarkable occurrences of biblical proof in our time is God's preparation of one individual to produce positive evidence that would completely undermine all Biblical criticism and bring atheism toppling to the ground wherever honest, thinking men will face the facts. It’s not in refuting the fallacies of Darwinism or any of the quirky bents on evolution promulgated first by Julian Huxley or in our day by men like Richard Dawkins and the late, Stephen Jay Gould, as one might think. These have been thoroughly shot down by modern biological science, from within, through the discoveries of the microscope made on a micro-biological scale, and from without, by the obvious conclusions drawn by honest evaluation and knowledge of macro biology and the complexities, makeup and relationship of human organisms to one another. In fact, this evidence does not concern a refutation, but is a singular confirmation.

More startling still is the fact that this individual was a converted Russian Nihilist, a Harvard scholar, and mathematician.  At the very time when organized atheism was laying its plan to get control of Russia and make use of its vast resources to sow the seeds of atheism in every nation of the earth, God was preparing His Russian, Ivan Panin, to bring forth scientific evidence of the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures in the original languages.

Dr. Panin, who passed away in October, 1942, after 50 years of work on Bible numerics, was not the first to discover that there was a strange mathematical structure running through the Bible.  There was Browne in his Ordo Saeculoreum, and Grant in his Numbers of the Bible and Bullinger in his Numbers of the Scriptures.  These all brought forth many striking examples of numeric features in the Bible. Skiddish Evangelicals took these men’s works with some trepidation thinking they were cabalistic. But none of the afore-mentioned set up any sort of system of fortune telling or prophetic weirdness to bring forth gray and gloomy hidden futuristic jingoism. Ivan Panin was cut from the same cloth as the men who preceded him. His only desire was to reveal another conformation of the infallible truth of the Holy Writ.

It remained for Dr. Panin, however, by giving his very life to the task, to find that every letter of the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts is numbered and occupies its own special place in the order of the total number of letters in the Bible, the slightest variations of orthography being all God ordained.  Since every Greek and Hebrew letter carries a numerical value (letters being used for figures in these languages), every word, phrase, sentence and paragraph has a definite arithmetical sum.

Dr. Panin devoted himself so persistently to counting letters and working out mathematical problems that he often wore himself out physically.  His works were voluminous and his discoveries seemingly without end. He was the author of a volume, Structure of the Bible and of a revision of the New Testament based upon his numeric discoveries.

Panin's establishing of the practically infinite series of complex systems, in the Hebrew and Greek texts, all sequences, combinations, ratios, etc., following a uniform design from Genesis to Revelation, is undoubtedly God's answer to modern atheism and higher criticism and His vindication of the verbal and plenary inspiration of Scripture. The discovery settles many questions of text.  It proves that the books of our present Bible, and they alone, have the required features. It settles disputes of long standing as to some portions which scholars have said should be eliminated from the Bible. The doctrine of the divine authority of the Scriptures has always been fully sustained by the proofs from fulfilled prophecy, from the inexhaustible depths of truth revealed, from its matchless power over the lives of men, from its indestructibility and from the testimony of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  However, some have been won to wave these lines of evidence aside as unscientific.

Dr. Panin has submitted conclusive scientific proof that the Bible could not have been produced by the unaided human mind.  This proof is found in the amazing numeric phenomena in the very structure of the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts.  Dr. Panin demonstrated, either that every writer of Scripture was an unparalleled literary and mathematical genius or that he wrote as he was moved by the Holy Ghost.  Prof. John C. Banks, a worthy successor of Dr. Panin, has been offering numeric evidence to the same proposition.

Panin laid his discoveries before the readers of a New York paper, copies of which were sent to leading skeptical educators and scientists with a challenge they disprove, if possible, the phenomena to which he had called attention.  Since that time many other learned skeptics have been confronted with the same evidence, and not one has been able to discredit it.  Some challenged him to find the same mathematical structure in Hebrew and Greek classics outside of the Bible.  Panin, therefore, gave much time to the examination of other writings failing to find such phenomena. As a testament to the legitimacy of the sixty six books of the canon of Scripture, and the refutation of the Apocryphal books added by the Roman Catholic Church to their Old Testament, nothing close to the numeric fluidity of the numbers 6,7, 8, 9, 11, 12 was found in any Apocryphal writing.


The Number 7

It is a well-known fact that the number 7 is found throughout the universe.  It is evidently the number of the Creator and the number of fullness, rest, and completeness.

Not only is this law of seven found running through creation, but it is found scores of times on the surface of Scripture, and always appears to be significant.  Furthermore, careful students have often been amazed to find this number always appearing in unexpected ways. However, skeptics might attribute this to the writer considering 7 a mystical number, and studying to write important sentences in exactly seven words, or to cleverly develop subjects under seven points.

Panin's work, however, deals not with translations but the Hebrew and Greek.  One is foolish who attempts to maintain verbal inspiration of the King James Version or any other version.  Translation difficulties have been tremendous.  It is a well known fact that the constant change going on in language usage, has rendered many words in our English translation practically obsolete, hence the various attempts at "modern speech" translations.

But how could Panin get back to originals since we do not know that we have originals? The answer is that the comparison of hundreds of manuscripts presented to us shows uniformity that proves a common source.


Texts Used by Panin

The text used by Panin in his counts is the Received Hebrew Text for the Old Testament and the Wescott and Hort Text for the New Testament.  He has had reference to many other texts.  The count be it noted, almost invariably sustains Wescott and Hort on the New Testament.

Following is an abbreviated example of the kind of phenomena found by Dr. Panin in these texts:

1. He takes a given subject like the genealogy of Christ in Matt 1:1-17, or a book of the Bible as a whole, or the Bible in its entirety, and shows the following kind of phenomena:

2. The number of words in the vocabulary will divide by the number seven.

3. The number of words beginning with a vowel is divisible by seven.

4. The number of words beginning with a consonant is divisible by seven.

5. The number of letters in the vocabulary is divisible by seven.

6. Of these letters, those which are consonants and those which are vowels both divide by seven.

7. The number of words in the vocabulary occurring more than once is divisible by seven. Those occurring only once likewise divide by seven.

8. The number of words occurring in more than one form is divisible by seven. The number occurring in only one form likewise divides by seven.

9. The number of nouns is divisible by seven. The number that are not nouns divides by seven.

10. The number of proper names divides by seven. The male names divide by seven. The female names divide by seven.

11. The number of words beginning with each of the letters of the alphabet is divisible by seven.


Numerical Values for Letters

The Bible is written in two languages; the Old Testament in Hebrew (the few chapters in Chaldee being for numeric purposes the same as Hebrew); the New Testament in Greek. Both these languages have this peculiarity: they have no separate symbols for numbers, corresponding to our modern Arabic figures, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0.  In their place they make use of the letters of their alphabet, so that each Hebrew and Greek letter stands also for a certain number.  This is called the numeric value of the letter.  As each word consists of letters, the numeric value of a word is the sum of the numeric values of its letters.  The numeric value of a sentence, paragraph, chapter, book or volume, or library, is the sum of numeric values of the words of which these consist. By means of these numeric values the Greeks and Hebrews performed all their numeric operations.  But in Scripture an additional system is used for the purpose of numeric construction of the text, that of Place Values.


Place Values

The Place Value of a letter in the Scripture, whether Hebrew or Greek, is the number of the place the letter occupies in the alphabet.  Accordingly, in the Hebrew the place values and the numeric values of the first ten letters are the same.  And the same is the case with the first five letters in the Greek.  But the eleventh Hebrew letter does not stand for eleven, but twenty.  Accordingly its numeric value is 20, but its place value is 11; the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the twenty‑second, stands for 400.  Accordingly its numeric value is 400, but its place value is 22.  The same applies to the Greek alphabet.  Its sixth letter stands for 7; this is its numeric value, but its place value is 6.


Full Values

The full value of a Hebrew or Greek letter or word is the sum of its numeric and place values: thus the value of the word for “Jesus" in Greek is 975, of which the numeric value is 888, and the place value is 87.  Now notice further features.

The numeric value of the vocabulary is divisible by seven.

The numeric value of the various alphabetical groups of words is divisible by seven.

The numeric value of the various forms in which the words occur produce the same phenomenon.

The above enumeration barely touches the surface of the numerics Panin brought to light. He challenged any man to write one paragraph of 300 words intelligently and produce some numeric phenomena of like designs and complete it in six months.  Any man who can do it will prove himself a wonder.  No man has offered.

Many of the Scriptures writers were men chosen from very ordinary walks in life, having little or no schooling. If Matthew, Mark, Luke or John, for instance, had attempted to write by unaided human wisdom, and produced the harmonious numeric features found throughout their books and in each topic of their books, how long would it have taken them? Remember that with each additional sentence the difficulty of constructing on this plan increases in arithmetical and geometrical progression, for they contrive to write each paragraph so as to develop constantly fixed numeric relations to what goes before and comes after.


Elaborate Numeric Design

But an even more amazing feature re­mains:  the number of words found in Matthew, not found in any other New Testament book, displays elaborate numeric design.  How did Matthew know that he had used words that would not be used in any of the other 26 books? He would have to have before him all these books, and would have to have written last.

It so happens, however, that each of the other books shows the same phenomena.  Did each writer write last?  If not, then, is each of the writers a mind reader as well as a literary and mathematical artist, never equaled and hardly even conceivable?

Panin proceeded to prove by numerics that every book of our Bible carries such features, that each one is necessary to cause the numerical scheme of the entire Bible to work out correctly, and that nothing can be added to or subtracted from the Bible, as we have it, without spoiling these features.

From the first verse of Genesis to the last verse of Revelation, these divine evidences are found. The God of nature is, therefore, proved to be the God of Scripture. The quarrel of modern skeptics, therefore, is not with believers of the Bible, but with God Himself.

To demonstrate the validity of Bible Numerics, to illustrate its worth where textual matters are concerned, and to whet the readers appetite for a more thorough study of this fascinating subject, we offer the following excerpts from selected publications:

Below are the Hebrew words of the very first verse in the Bible. The words are taken from their line position and placed in a column so that the "numeric value" of each word may be more easily shown. (The actual Hebrew characters are shown in the original)

       1. In the beginning
       2. Created
       3. God
       4. (An indefinite article which is not translatable)
       5. The heavens
       6. And (with indefinite article)
       7. The earth

        There are three important nouns in this first verse God. heaven, and  earth. The numeric values of these three nouns are 86, 395, 296, respectively. When these three numeric values are added, the total value [777] is found to be a number which divides perfectly by 7 a number which is a multiple of 7, which is 111 7 s. In God's thinking, this Triple Intensification of His perfect number, 7, is the strongest possible manner of speaking.

       Is it not strange that the numeric value of these words is a value which divides perfectly by seven a value which is an exact multiple of seven? Notice that the numeric value of the words is not 776 or 778, but exactly 777. If the numeric value were 776 or 778 it would not divide evenly by 7.

       Here the number seven occurs in a strange manner beneath the surface, beyond the view of those who merely  read the words or surface of the Hebrew text. It is mysteriously hidden in the numeric value of the three words and is passed by unnoticed unless it is discovered by special investigation and special counting. Each numerical  fact or  seven discovered in the structure of the text is called a  feature a  numeric feature. This, then, is feature one. It is repeated below to place it in a list with other numeric features that have been discovered beneath the surface of the first verse in the Old Testament.

The numeric value of the three important Hebrew nouns,  God, heaven,  earth, is exactly 777 or 111 7 s

It is strange to note that the numeric value of the verb in the first verse of Genesis is also a number which divides perfectly by 7 a number which is an exact multiple of 7. The numeric value of the Hebrew verb  created is exactly 203 or 29 7 s

Strange to say, the numeric value of the first, middle, and last Hebrew letters in this first verse is also a number which divides evenly by 7. The numeric value of these three letters is exactly 133 or 19 7 s

The numeric value of the first and last letters of all of the seven Hebrew words in this verse is also a number which divides perfectly by 7. Their numeric value is exactly 1393 or 199 7 s (Notice the numeric value is not 1392 or 1394 but 1393, always a number which is an exact multiple of 7)

The number 1393, which is the numeric value of the first and last Hebrew letters of all the seven words, divides in the following manner. The numeric value of the first and last letters of the first word and the last word is a number which divides evenly by 7. Their numeric value is exactly 497 or 71 7 s
      The numeric value of the first and last letters of the words remaining between the first and last words also divides perfectly by 7. Their numeric value is 896 or 128 7 s   (497 plus 896 equals 1393)

The Hebrew participle  ETH which is not translatable into English, occurs twice in the sentence of seven words. The article  the also occurs twice. The numeric value of these two words which occur twice also divides by 7. Their numeric value is exactly 406 or 58 7 s.

The last letters of the first and last words have a numeric value of exactly 490 or 70 7 s
      These numeric facts or sevens are, indeed, beyond the view of mere  readers of the Hebrew text. They are truly mysteriously hidden beneath the surface and can be discovered only by special searching and calculations.
      The above features were discovered in the  numeric values of the Hebrew letters and words. However, the number seven is also concealed in various other ways in the structure of this first Bible verse. Examples are given below.

It is indeed strange to note that the number of Hebrew words in this verse is not 6, not 8, but exactly 7.

The total number of Hebrew letters in these seven words also divides perfectly by seven is an exact multiple of 7. The number of letters is exactly 28 or 4 7 s

The first three of these seven Hebrew words contain the subject and predicate of the sentence. These three words are translated In the beginning God created. The number of actual letters in these first three Hebrew words is exactly 14 or 2 7 s
     The last four of these seven words contain the object of the sentence. These fours words are translated  the heavens and the earth. The number of letters in these last four Hebrew words is 14 or 2 7 s

These last four Hebrew words consist of two objects. The first is  the heavens, and the second is  and the earth. The number of letters in the first object is exactly 7.
      The number of letters in the second object in the Hebrew is 7

The three leading words in this verse of seven words are  God the subject and  heavens and  earth the objects. The number of letters in these three Hebrew words is exactly 14 or 2 7 s
      The number of letters in the other four words of the verse is 14 or 2 7 s

The shortest word is in the middle. The number of letters in this word and the word to its left is exactly 7

The number of letters in the middle word and the word to its right is exactly 7

These sevens these numeric features or facts are strangely hidden  beneath the surface. They are truly beyond the view of ordinary readers of the Hebrew text and are discovered only by special investigation and counting.

The above are only a few examples of the many amazing numeric facts which have been discovered in the structure of this first verse of only seven Hebrew words. Literally dozens of other phenomenal numeric features strangely underlie the structure of this verse& .." ("Mathematics Prove Holy Scriptures", Karl Sabiers, reprinted 1969, pp.21-27)

The Books of the Bible are numerically coordinated
Our Bible has 66 books, of which some assign themselves to some author by name while others are un-ascribed within the text. Those which assign themselves (within the writings themselves), either in whole or in part to certain writers, are as follows: Exodus., Lev., Num., and Deut., ascribe themselves at least in part to Moses, or are quoted as the works of Moses in other parts of the Bible. Isa., Jer., Ezek., and the 12 Minor Prophets, ascribe themselves to the writers whose names they respectively bear. Psalms is ascribed to David. Prov. and Song of Sol., ascribe themselves to Solomon and Eccl., ascribes itself to "the son of David." Dan., Ezra and Neh., ascribe themselves to these respective writers. James., 1 and 2 Peter., and Jude bear the names of the writers. The epistles of Paul, with exception of Heb., ascribe themselves to Paul. Rev. ascribes itself to John., The un-ascribed books are Gen., Josh., Judg., 1 and 2 Sam., 1 and 2 Kings, Job, Ruth, Lamentations, Esther, 1 and 2 Chron., Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, 1, 2, and 3. John., and Hebrews.
Of the writers named as the authors of the books of the Bible, some have ascribed to them more than one book. Moses has 4, Solomon 3, Peter 2, and Paul 13. Other writers have only one book ascribed to them.
Now bear in mind that the books of the Bible are, in the Hebrew Received Text and the Greek Text, arranged differently from the English Bible. In the original texts, the order is thus:


1. Gen.          23. Zeph.         45. James

2. Ex.            24. Hag.            46. 1 Pet.

3. Lev.           25. Zech.         47. 2 Pet.

4. Num.        26. Mal.           48. 1 John.

5. Deut.        27. Psa.            49. 2 John.

6. Josh.         28. Prov.          50. 3 John.

7. Judg.         29. Job              51. Jude

8. 1 Sam.      30. S. of Sol.     52. Rom.

9. 2 Sam.      31. Ruth           53. 1 Cor.

10. 1 Kings    32. Lam.          54. 2 Cor.

11. 2 Kings    33. Eccl.           55. Gal.

12. Isa.          34. Esth.          56. Eph.

13. Jer.          35. Dan.           57. Phil.

14. Ezek.       36. Ezra           58. Col.

15. Hos.        37. Neh.           59. 1 Thess.

16. Joel         38. 1 Chr.         60. 2 Thess.

17. Amos      39. 2 Chr.         61. Heb.

18. Obad.     40. Matt.         62. 1 Tim.

19. Jonah      41. Mark         63. 2 Tim.

20. Mic.        42. Luke           64. Titus

21. Nah.        43. John           65. Phile.

22. Hab.        44. Acts           66. Rev.


The number is 66, or 6 11's. The unascribed books are 22, or 2 11's. The ascribed books are 44, or 4 11's. Of these 44, 22,( or 2 11's) belong to writers of more than one book and 22 (or 2 11's) belong to writers of only one book. Also, the sum of the 66 numbers (or 6 11's) is 2,2ll, (or 201 11's). This number is divided thus: the 22 books of the authors of more than one book are 946 (or 86 11's). The other 44 have 1,265 (or 115 11's).

Of the 66 books, 21 are epistles. Their numbers are (James to Phile.) 45-66. Now the sum 2,211 for the 66 books is divided thus between epistles and non-epistles: the epistles have 1,155 (or 105 11's), and the non-epistles have 1,056 (or 96 11's).

Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Joel and Daniel are expressly quoted in the N.T. the number of their books are 2,3,4,5,12,13,15,16,27,35. The sum is 132 or (12 11's).


Moses                 345      Zechariah        242

Isaiah                  401      Malachi           101

Jeremiah             271      David               14

Ezekiel                156      Solomon          375

Hosea                 381      Daniel              95

Joel                     47        Ezra                 278

Amos                  176      Nehemiah       113

Obadiah             91        James              833

Jonah                  71        Haggai             21

Micah                 75        Peter               755

Nahum               104      Jude                 685

Habakkuk           216      Paul                 781

Zephaniah          235      John                 1069


TOTAL 7,931     or   11 x 7 x 103

Now take the numeric values of the Bible authors (those to whom the books ascribe themselves), by adding up the value of each letter.

The sum is 721 11's. The sum of the factors 7, 11,103, is 121 (or 11 11's).

The presence of these factors of 11's in connection with the number, order and names of writers is either accidental or designed that the number of books in the Bible should be a multiple of 11 might be purely accidental, since, however, only every 11th number is a multiple of 11, the chance for any being a multiple of 11 is only 1 in 11.

That this number be so divided between a­scribed and unascribed books that each class be also a multiple of 11 this may also be accidental but the chance of this is only one in 11X11, or one in 121.

That this number be so divided between a­scribed and unascribed books by 11/s among the authors of only one book and those of more than one may be due to chance, but the chance of its being accidental is only one in 1­1X11X11, or 1,331.

Going thus far through the eight features of 11's noted, every one might be accidental, but the chance for their being so is only one in the 8th power of 11, or 214,358,881.

Now the sum of the numeric values of the 26 authors (7,931) is also a multiple of 7. Of this number the 21 writers of the O.T., or (3) 7's, have 3,808, or 544 7's, and the N.T. writers have 4,123, or 589 7's. Of the 3,808 belonging to the O.T., 2,933, or 419 7's belong to the writers of the Law and the Prophets, from Moses to Malachi, and 1,190 or 170 7's belong to the writers of the so-called Hagio­grapha, from David to Nehemiah. Seven of the 21 O.T. writers, or (3) 7's, are expressly named as such in the N.T.; Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea, Joel. Their numeric value is 1,554 or (222) 7's. The numeric value of Moses who heads the list and John who closes it, 345 and 1,069, make 1,414 or (202) 7's.

These features of 7's in connection with the order and writers of the books may also be accidental, but the chance for these features of 7's and 11's happening together is one in billions.

It is clearly shown that the present number of the books of the Bible is not accidental but designed. It is seen that the proportion between ascribed and non-ascribed books is designed. It is seen that the proportion between the number of books belonging to one writer and the number of books belonging to writers of more than one book is designed. It is seen that the proportion in the Bible between epistles and non-epistles is designed. It is seen that the order of the Bible books in the Heb. and Greek is designed. It is seen that the names of the 26 writers are designed.

On the assumption of mere human authorship these numeric phenomena of the order and unanimity and non-unanimity of the books is wholly unaccountable, but the assumption that a Superior Mathematical MIND, the mathematical Author of nature, has planned these numerics (unwittingly by the writers themselves) at once explains not only these phenomena, but thousands of similar ones that can be brought forward.

Does this mean that the critical scholars of the world and the atheists and infidels will now all be brought to bend the knee to Jesus Christ and to accept the Scriptures? No, indeed! For scores of them who already have been confronted with these facts, push them aside, saying either they have no time to investigate or they are not interested in mathematics of the Bible. "The world by wisdom knows not God," and "the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God," no matter how strong may be the evidences of divine inspiration presented. If the Infinite Christ Himself could not convince the scholars of His day, no numeric phenomena revealed in our day will convince those who do not want to be convinced.

"This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil." The value of these discoveries lies chiefly in their power to confirm the faith of born-again ones in these last days, encouraging them, like the great disclosures of archaeology of these last days, to proclaim with renewed power the old Gospel, which, accompanied by the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, is able to break down the infidelity of those who are blinded by the enemy of our souls.



There is much more to the work of Dr. Panin. But one sure and certain conclusion we draw from his endeavors is that the inspired word of God is the 66 books of the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. No other, whether it is the book of Mormon, writings of Seventh Day Adventist creator Mrs. White, or the Apocrypha of The Catholic "Bible", can stand the same tests of mathematical perfection. In this time and age of so-called agreement and unity ask yourself how important it is that we agree on what the inspired word of God really is? Can we agree as Christians if we don't agree on God's Word? Can we be going in the same direction if we don't have the same manual to "profit us in doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness."? It is written that ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  (2 Tim. 3.16-17) All of the Bible is infallible and perfect not just a part of it. Dr. Panin's work testifies to the 66 true books of the Bible. Anything else introduced to the Church as God's Word is confusion, chaos and inspired by spirits other than God and is cultic.

Concerning this work of Dr. Panin, Prof. A. Gordon Melvin, of New York city, prominent in the field of secular education, made a pilgrimage to Aldershot, Can., to see Dr. Panin, and the following report was given:

"After talking with Dr. Panin and looking over his work thoroughly, I feel it is time for a concerted effort of those who know this work to make it available to many who do not know of it. I find that Dr. Panin has in his possession data in the form of numeric concordances which represent years of labor.

Dr. W. Bell Dawson, well-known Canadian scientist, said:

"I quite concur in what you say about Dr. Panin's work, which I have known for a number of years. I am especially interested in its bearing on the decision between "various readings" which would be very valuable. I trust his great work may be followed up."

Dr. Arthur I. Brown, Canadian medical scientist, and well-known Bible lecturer, now with the Lord, also visited Dr. Panin and urged people to make Dr. Panin's work known.

Dr. D.M. Panton, editor of The Dawn and well-known Bible teacher, of London says:

"Mr. Panin's discovery, as astounding as any discovery that could be made, is one of God's sol­vents for the final crisis. It is the deathblow of all disintegrating criticism, not alas, that the critics will be convinced, for the foundations of their doubt lie far deeper than the intellect, and where confirmed belief is confuted, it merely shifts its ground; nevertheless it remains for all who appeal to the intellect, a response from the intellect, in the mercy of God who meets every soul on its own grounds. The destructive analyzer of the Scripture stands revealed as an infant analyst in the grasp of a complexity of which he never dreamed. Verbal inspiration is here mathematically proved, past all cavil. The Scripture discloses itself as a parchment which, when held up to the light reveals the autograph of its Maker; a script that bears exactly that imprint of a miraculous arithmetic which is borne by the snowflakes falling in a flawless mathematical pattern, or by the perfect convolutions of a shell. To Dr. Panin's critics I would say, "Do you challenge his figures? If so, where are they wrong? If not, his inferences are indisputable. You can not argue with mathematics."

With these indisputable FACTS before us, how utterly foolhardy it would be to turn them aside and deliberately go on our way to an eternal HELL. The Scriptures (the Word of God) distinctly place before us the two, and only TWO, destinations for man: Heaven or Hell. Every individual will spend ETER­NITY in one or the other of these two Places. Surely wisdom would dictate that we make sure of Heaven. How wonderful, and eternally blessed that God in His love for us (for all mankind) has made a WAY for all who will come to Him through the finished Work of His Only Begotten Son on the Cross. He tells us, "I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE: No man cometh unto the Father, but by ME." (John 14:6). What folly to deny, or dispute with HIM! And why?! Far better, yes, wiser, to take the Publicans place and cry, "God be merciful to me, the sinner," and receive the Saviour so graciously given. See John 3:16 and 1:12. His Word is "COME," (Matt. 11:28). come "NOW." Tomorrow may be too late. "Behold NOW is the accepted time; behold NOW is the day of salvation" (2 Cor. 6:2). He still graciously cries, "Him that cometh to ME I will in no wise cast out." (John 6:27).

"Come to the Saviour, Make no delay. Here in His Word He's shown us the Way."