Just simple arithmetic: add, multiply, and divide
You can use the Sower’s Parables numbers (30 60 100 and 100 60 30) to reveal a hidden factor of “seventy times seven” embedded in the sacred text.
HOW TO USE THE SOWER’S PARABLES NUMBERS
The method common to various sacred texts is this:
(1) Divide a discrete number set into three equal parts, and sum the values in each part;
(2) Multiply the first sum by 100, the second sum by 60, the third sum by 30;
(3) Sum the multiplication products;
(4) Divide by 70 (does it divide evenly?), if yes, repeat with the reverse 30-60-100. Divide both sums of products by 70 and by 7. Does either sum divide evenly? If yes, you have reached your goal of a biblical “70 x 7.”
If that doesn’t work, improvise. If the biblical authors intended to make puzzles, then each solution might be expected to vary slightly from another, otherwise it would be too easy.
For example: Test if the values should be worked in the order given in the text or in ascending order. Put the values into rows and columns and test if you should add rows or columns. Test if you should sum the sums of products. Test if you should use the numerical value of Greek letters (use the first letter only or the whole word?) Is there a puzzle within the puzzle? Does the puzzle span one book or two or is it just a small list?
I did come across a puzzle in the Syriac version of Aseneth in which the number set did not divide into three equal parts, but was rather composed of values within three dates. Some puzzles are as small as three single values.
What can we learn from doing such mathematical manipulations? For one thing, we can get an idea as to which of competing manuscripts is the least corrupted. The one with an intact Sower’s sevens puzzle is likely the original or the least corrupted.
When the number sets of puzzles span all four books of the Gospel, and against all odds, produce a biblical “70 x 7,” then I have to conclude that the four books were under the control of one party, a single author or editor, at some time in the Gospel’s early development. An example of a number set spanning all four books is in the six combined stories of the Loaves and Fishes.
Alternatively, I could conclude that God came down from heaven and dictated the numbers in the loaves and fishes stories to each of four men writing books of the Gospel independently and now, nearly two thousand years later, I have assembled these “independent” values and they fit together miraculously.
I could conclude that any result of a factor of 70 x 7 is just a fluke against all odds, a fluke that happens over and over and over again (14 times and counting). So far I have published 14 examples of hidden 70 x 7’s that are revealed by Sower’s Parables numbers. See side bar for “Sower’s Sevens,” “Sevens,” and “100-60-30,” for these 14 examples.
Where to find 70 x 7 and 30-60-100 in the Bible:
Seven is a favored number in the Bible. The biblical “70 x 7” is found printed in Matthew 18:22 (footnote NRSV) and also in Genesis 4:24. By the way, I believe that means seventy times sevenfold (DRA), not 77 times.
The Sower’s Parables numbers can be found at: (1) Matthew 13:8 (100, 60, 30); (2) Matthew 13:23 (100, 60, 30); (3) Mark 4:8 (30, 60, 100); (4) Mark 4:20 (30, 60, 100); and (5) Luke 8:8 (100).
Update June 12, 2016
A SIMPLE AND EASY EXAMPLE SOLUTION
Here is a Sower’s Sevens number puzzle found in Acts 28:4-30:
This is a number set of 9 numbers. Arrange the numbers into 3 subsets of 3 numbers each, in the order in which they appear in the text. Sum the numbers in each subset.
1, 3, 3
Sum = 7
3, 1, 7
Sum = 11
3, 1, 2
Sum = 6
Sum of sums = 24 (that is, 2 x 12, with 12 being a special number in the Bible).
Multiply by the Sower’s parable numbers 30 – 60 – 100
30 x 7 = 210
60 x 11 = 660
100 x 6 = 600
Sum of products = 1,470, factors of 3 x 70 x 7
Thus a biblical “70 x 7” is achieved.
Did you notice that the sum of products is 1,470, that is, 14 (2 x 7) hundred and 70, both 7 and 70 being special numbers in the Bible.
What evident care the biblical author took to achieve this special effect!
February 9, 2015