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Genealogy of Matthew

March 1, 2014 / by Majik Imaje

The Genealogy of Matthew’s Gospel contains some very interesting peculiar properties. It is not possible that man devised this intricate pattern; Each of the books in the new testament exhibits this same  repetitions of sevens.

The first eleven verses of Matthew:

1 The number of words which are nouns is exactly 56, or 7 x 8.
2 The Greek word “the” occurs most frequently in the passage: exactly 56 times, or 7 x 8.
3 Also, the number of different forms in which the article “the” occurs is exactly 7.
4 There are two main sections in the passage: verse 1-11 and 12-17. In the first main section, the number of Greek vocabulary words used is 49, or 7 x 7.
5 Of these 49 words, The number of those beginning with a vowel is 28, or 7 x 4.
6 The number of words beginning with a consonant is 21, or 7 x 3.
7 The total number of letters in these 49 words is exactly 266, or 7 x 38-exactly.
8 The numbers of vowels among these 266 letters is 140, or 7 x 20.
9 The number of consonants is 126, or 7 x 18-exactly.
10 Of these 49 words, the number of words which occur more than once is 35, or 7 x 5.
11 The number of words occurring only once is 14, or 7 x2.
12 The number of words which occur in only one form is exactly 42, or 7 x 6.
13 The number of words appearing in more than one form is also 7.
14 The number of 49 Greek vocabulary words which are nouns is 42, or 7 x 6.
15 The number of words which are not nouns is 7.
16 Of the nouns, 35 are proper names, or 7 x 5.
17 These 35 nouns are used 63 times, or 7 x 9.
18 The number of male names is 28, or 7 x 4.
19 These male names occur 56 times or 7 x 8.
20 The number which are not male names is 7.
21 Three women are mentioned-Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth. The number of Greek letters in these three names is 14, or 7 x 2.
22 The number of compound nouns is 7.
23 The number of Greek letters in these 7 nouns is 49, or 7 x 7.
24 Only one city is named in this passage, Babylon, which in Greek contains exactly 7 letters.
And on and on it goes.

1 The Number of words must be divisible by 7 evenly. (In each of these constraints, it is assumed that the divisions are without remainders.)
2 The number of letters must also be divisible by 7.
3 The number of vowels and the number of consonants must be divisible by 7.
4 The number of words that begin with a vowel must be divisible by 7.
5 The number of words that begin with a consonant must be divisible by 7.
6 The number of words that occur more than once must be divisible by 7.
7 The number of words that occur in more than one form must be divisible by 7.
8 The number of words that occur in only one form shall be divisible by 7.
9 The number of nouns shall be divisible by 7.
10 Only 7 words shall not be nouns.
11 The number of names in the genealogy shall be divisible by 7.
12 Only 7 other kinds of nouns are permitted.
13 The number of male names shall be divisible by 7.

 

There are words in the passage just described that occur nowhere else in the New Testament. They occur 42 times (7 x 6) and have 126 letters (7 x 18). How was this organized?

Even if Matthew contrived this characteristic into his Gospel, how could he have known that these specific words-whose sole characteristic is that they are found nowhere else in the New Testament-were not going to be used by the other writers? Unless we assume the absurd hypothesis that he had an agreement with them, he must have had the rest of the New Testament before him when he wrote his book. The Gospel of Matthew, then, must have been written last.

It so happens the Gospel of Mark exhibits the same phenomenon. It can be demonstrated that it would have had to be written “last.” The same phenomenon is found in Luke, John, Peter, Jude, and Paul. Each would have had to writeafter the other in order to contrive the vocabulary frequencies! You can demonstrate that each of the New Testament books had to have been “written last.”

There is no human explanation for this incredible and precise structure. It has all been supernaturally designed. We simply gasp, sit back, and behold the skillful handiwork of the God who keeps his promises.

By the way, the crucifixion of Jesus took place at Golgotha, elevation = 777 meters above sea level. What a coincidence.

14 The number of generations shall be 21, also divisible by 7.

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