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There are Sower’s Sevens in the US Constitution.  There is even a whopping 7-cubed!

What are Sower’s Sevens?  These are a biblical “70 x 7” factor hidden in a document.  With application of the Sower’s parables numbers (100-60-30 and 30-60-100) to a number set in the document, using simple arithmetic, the embedded sevens emerge.

I thought there might be Sower’s Sevens in the US Constitution when I saw it had seven articles and forty signers, both seven and forty being favored numbers in the Bible.

The Constitution was signed on a date that contains four sevens:  the seventeenth day of September [seventh month per root “sept”], in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven.  Signed in the twelfth year of America’s independence, both seven and twelve being favored numbers in the Bible.

But wouldn’t the date be just coincidental?  Maybe not.  In Solution 2 below for the US Constitution, I explain how the date contains Sower’s Sevens and has a result – 6,860 – which contains a whopping 7-cubed (70 x 7 x 7 x 2) and is same value as that in Pope Benedict’s Compendium (side-bar Hidden Papal Sevens).

Without going through the history of all 40 signers of the US Constitution, I would guess that few or none were Catholics, so what do they have in common with Pope Benedict?  A love of scripture and the Sower’s Sevens in scripture?

Amazing that the US Constitution was approved by unanimous consent of those present, per statement near signing date.  There were also non-signing delegates and only 12 of 13 states were represented.  So the number 40 was deliberately selected?  Originally 70 delegates were appointed, 55 attended, 39 signed plus the signature of the secretary makes 40.  Forty, 70, and 12 are favored numbers in the Bible.

Is the US Constitution a “sacred text” and therefore a fit subject for discussion on this blog?  It may not be a sacred text per se but it has sacred numbers.


Here are three solutions for finding Sower’s Sevens in the US Constitution:


Solution 1

The algorithm is similar to other solutions (“7th century,” “Popes,” and “Papal” in side-bar) where the number of items within formatting serve as values to populate subsets.

Within the seven Articles and various sections of the US Constitution, there are 24 clusters of paragraphs, not broken by any heading.

The trick is to realize that Article VII only has one paragraph because the second paragraph is just a list of edits.  It is not included in the Government Printing Office version which numbers all paragraphs exceeding one.

Step by step

Determine how many paragraphs are in each of the 24 paragraph clusters and arrange these values in the order they occur in the text into 3 subsets of 8 values each, and sum:

1, 5, 7, 2, 4, 2, 3, 18 = 42

8, 3, 8, 3, 1, 1, 1, 3 = 28

2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 1, 3, 1 = 14

Sum of sums = 84

Notice that all three sums have 7 as a factor, very unusual, so a factor of 7 is guaranteed in the outcome.  But will there be a factor of 70 x 7?

The sums sum to 84 (12 x 7, both 12 and 7 being favored numbers in the Bible).

Multiply by Sower’s parables numbers

100 x 42 = 4,200

60 x 28 = 1,680

30 x 14 = 420

Sum of products = 6,300; factors of 70 x 90


30 x 42 = 1,260

60 x 28 = 1,680

100 x 14 = 1,400

Sum of products = 4,340; factors of 70 x 31 x 2

Taking the difference between sums of products has worked for two Papal documents and it works here:

6,300 minus 4,340 = 1,960; factors of 70 x 7 x 4

Thus a biblical 70 x 7 is achieved.

Notice that 1,960 is half of 3,920, a factor in the Ezekiel temple measurements, apostles names and appellations, and in loaves and fishes.


Solution 2

This puzzle is found in the date at the end of the US Constitution, before the Amendments.  The date reads:

done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independance of the United States of America the Twelfth

Did you notice that some words have the first letter capitalized?  Did you further notice that only some of the numbers have the first letter capitalized?  I have bolded these numbers for you.

Step by step:

The three numbers are the three subsets to manipulate:  17, 80, 12

Usually I have found that ordinal numbers are supposed to be ignored in a number set, but evidently, not here, as I get a spectacular result.

Multiply by Sower’s parables numbers.

100 x 17 = 1,700

60 x 80 = 4,800

30 x 12 = 360

Sum of products = 6,860; factors of 70 x 7 x 7 x 2

7-cubed !!!

When I see the date in the US Constitution, with only some first letters capitalized and I so easily pull out a seven-cubed along with the 70 x 7, how could that be anything other than deliberate on the part of the document’s author?  Maybe William Jackson the secretary.

The author is correct that he is in the “Twelfth” year of the Independence of the USA; however, only eleven years have elapsed (July 4, 1776 through September 17, 1787).  But his would be a common way of reckoning time.


Solution 3

When I notice there are 12 states represented and this value is evenly divided by 3, and that there are a certain number of signatures per state, this leads me to look for Sower’s Sevens in the signatures.

Step by step

I divide those values into three subsets as follows, and sum.  The trick is to add George Washington to the Virginia signature group.

Delaware 5, Maryland 3, Virginia 3, North Carolina 3

Sum = 14

South Carolina 4, Georgia 2, New Hampshire 2, Massachusetts 2

Sum = 10

Connecticut 2, New York 1, New Jersey 4, Pennsylvania 8

Sum = 15

Total 39 signatures plus the secretary makes for 40

Next multiply by Sower’s parables numbers

100 x 14 = 1,400

60 x 10 = 600

30 x 15 = 450

Sum of products = 2,450; factor of 70 x 7 x 5

Is it possible that these grown men decided who amongst them would sign the document based on how their signatures would form a puzzle that would yield Sower’s Sevens?  Hard to believe grown men would do such.  However, I have heard that many of them were Freemasons and if secret sevens were important to them (and of course I do not know Freemasonry secrets), then yes, maybe they did get a kick out of putting hidden sevens into their writing and into their signing.  I’ll guess most of the men had no idea why some were chosen to sign and others not, and as men love to play at follow the leader, they simply assumed that the leaders knew what they were doing.

How else would these framers of the Constitution be organized other than through contacts in Freemasonry?  They were spread out over many hundreds of miles and while commerce did connect many over state lines, probably that would be a secondary way of organizing.  Their religious denominations were diverse and not in communication with each other.  No women were present even to do menial tasks, another clue it was a gathering of Freemasons.

Wikipedia (not authoritative) reports that one of the tasks of William Jackson, secretary, was to destroy papers:  “As the Convention secretary, Jackson had a number of duties, including maintaining the secrecy of the Convention’s proceedings, keeping official minutes, and destroying many of the proceedings’ other records.”  Oh.  Secrecy.  Oh.  If they were not doing secret Freemasonry stuff, why would there be secrets?  Were they worried about British spies?  Not likely.  Of course I can only guess at why they wanted secrecy.

How would anyone learn about Sower’s Sevens?  The same way I learned, by reading the Bible and figuring out the numbers.  I would suppose that there are four groups today who know about what I call Sower’s Sevens:  some Jews, some at the Vatican, some in Ιslam, and some in Freemasonry, based on my finding Sower’s Sevens in various texts.

All these men know that there are many passages in the Bible which are less than completely literal because the number sets are skewed to embed sevens.  But then, we all know, or most of us know, that the Bible is less than completely literal as we don’t believe in a talking donkey, a talking snake, or a patriarch who lives to be 969 years old.


What are the odds?

On this blog, I now have 33 examples of Sower’s Sevens in various texts.  What are the odds of getting a “70 x 7” as a factor?  The odds are 1 in 490, but since I add a factor of 10 in the process of doing the arithmetic, the odds are 1 in 49.  What are the odds of getting a “70 x 7” in 33 examples?  The odds are 1 in 7^33 (one in seven to the 33rd power) – astronomical.

Can a document that is the product of compromise, actually contain Sower’s Sevens?  Rather wouldn’t it be a hodge-podge like most work that comes out of a committee?  I am beginning to have my doubts about my Sower’s Sevens, but it does seem that the Constitutional Convention was very cohesive, having unanimous agreement to issue the Constitution, and there was opportunity to insert sevens as only one man, William Jackson, was charged with keeping the minutes.  I assume he was also the one who scribed the document onto 4 pieces of parchment in elegant cursive, not an easy task when working with a quill pen.  The scribe was likely the one to make decisions about paragraph breaks.

When I see the same sums of products appearing in various texts, and the same algorithms, I tend to assume this is a tradition among certain groups of men, not a fluke or a coincidence.


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 (not hidden) 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).


Link to official transcript of US Constitution

Link to Government Printing Office version with paragraphs numbered

Link to page re non-signing delegates

Link to wiki page re William Jackson

Posted:  July 4, 2016