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Biblical Numerics & Chiasmus

(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

  1. With respect to Biblical Numerics1, the number of numerical relationships in certain key texts seems only to be limited by the ingenuity of those who look for them.
  2. Similarly, with respect to chiasmus2 and other literary structures, more zeal than knowledge is displayed.
  3. The use of numerics or structures to reconstruct the original text or the correct interpretation of a passage is self-contradictory. A book so perfect in form and structure, even down to the individual letters (as has to be supposed for the application of numerics to work), should not need the use of arbitrary analyses to reconstruct its text or interpretation.
  4. A frequent fundamentalist assumption is that numerical relationships & textual structures have been built into the Biblical texts by divine inspiration, without the authors being aware3 of them.

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