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 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.
Really cool. I enjoyed.
The Old Testament is an entire compendium of mathematical equations that when understood can lead to spiritual growth and development.
Each and every name, location and place is composed of Hebrew letters each haveing a particular value, that when added within a passage or singularly in a name or place have great spiritual meaning and insight, into situations in life
It is known as Gematria, which is the foundation and basis of the Kabbalah
I absolutely agree.
The "Jewish" or "Bible" Value of "pi"
Do the Nevi'im and the Ketuvim (sections of Jewish scripture, comprising parts of the Christian "Old Testament") really say that the value of pi is three? Not actually but, due to the social pressures to look down on all things Judeo-Christian and the perverse joy certain people get out of tormenting others, I keep receiving queries on this issue. Before we do the calculations to put this old chestnut to rest, let's lay a little groundwork.
"And he [Hiram] made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one rim to the other it was round all about, and...a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about....And it was an hand breadth thick...." — First Kings, chapter 7, verses 23 and 26
There is a similar description in Second Chronicles 4, verses 2 through 5.
Hiram and the Phoenicians
The Phoenicians lived in what is now Lebanon. They were the creators of "royal purple", made by boiling a particular sea snail. While they did not invent glass, they did invent glass-blowing. They invented the first alphabet, from which we derive our own Latin alphabet. And they were skilled builders and artisans who exported their talents along with their legendary wood products, the fabled "cedars of Lebanon".
Hiram was the Phoenician artisan recorded as having been hired by King Solomon to design and supervise the building of the Jewish temple. The huge bowl (or "sea") at issue was used within the temple.
The text refers to dimensions measured in "cubits" and "handbreadths". Back in those days, measurements were not standardized as they are now. People used seat-of-the-pants measurements. Have you ever estimated the length of a bookcase by seeing how long it was compared to your outstretched arms? And then walked over to the spot where you wanted to move the bookcase, and stood against the wall, making sure that the length you'd just measured against your own body would fit in the open space? If so, then you have used "measurements" similar to those that ancient civilizations used.
The cubit was the length from the elbow to the tip of the outstretched fingers. It is commonly "standardized" today as being about eighteen inches (or about forty-six centimeters). ......
continued here: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/bibleval.htm
"The Bible Says pi = 3"
Shows how a simple reading of the plain English shows that the 'Jewish' value of 'pi' is about 3.14.
people during biblical times were a lot crisper with mathematical formulations than science....
math is a universal language....
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