Bible Numerics is a scientific and mathematical approach to the Greek and Hebrew texts, which eliminates all various readings and establishes perfect original language texts. This technique was developed by Dr. Ivan Panin, a converted Russian Nihilist, Harvard Scholar, professor and mathematician, who once tutored Albert Einstein. After accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, Dr. Panin mastered Greek and Hebrew in only four years.

As a mathematician he was intrigued by the fact that Greek and Hebrew are two languages which use their alphabet as their numbering system. By placing a tic mark ‘ next to a letter the letter is converted to a number, e.g. a’ becomes the number 1, b’ is the number 2, g’ is the number 3, etc., through the number 9, then the letters represent 10, 20, 30-90, and finally into the hundreds, 100, 200, 300-900.

Dr. Panin began changing letters into numbers in both Greek and Hebrew original texts and began finding a unique numerical structure to these texts. Every letter, word, phrase, sentence, sub-paragraph, paragraph, section and book took on a definite arithmetical sum and system. To remove or change even one letter would destroy the numerical patterns existing throughout the texts. This discovery was absolutely revolutionary and so unique that only God could have done it.

In effect, Dr. Panin took all the existing Greek parchments and synthesized them into one perfect Greek New Testament. Unfortunately, Dr. Panin died in 1942 before he was able to complete the establishment of the perfect Hebrew text of the Old Testament.


Dr. Panin took ten years to create a “scientific vocabulary” by comparing all of the known Greek manuscripts and applying Greek rules of grammar as well as numerics to these manuscripts. He was forced to do this before he could create a perfect Greek New Testament.  His work reveals the following kinds of information.

     – The number of words in the vocabulary will divide by 7.

     – The number of words beginning with a vowel is divisible by 7.

     – The number of words beginning with a consonant is divisible by 7.

     – The number of letters in the vocabulary is divisible by 7.

-Of these letters, those which are vowels and those which are consonants will both divide by 7.

-The number of words in the vocabulary occurring more than once is divisible by 7. Those occurring only once likewise divide by 7.

     – The number of nouns is divisible by 7. The number that are not nouns likewise divides by 7.

– The number of proper names is divisible by 7. The male names divide by 7. The female names divide by 7.

     – The number of words beginning with each of the letters of the alphabet is divisible by 7.

     – The numerical value of the vocabulary is divisible by 7.

     – The numerical value of the various alphabetical groups of words is divisible by 7.

     – The numerical value of the various forms in which the words occur produce the same phenomenon.

-The numeric system that runs throughout Scripture establishes each book and breaks each book down by section, paragraph, sub-paragraph, sentence, phrase, and word.

     – Bible Numerics establishes precise punctuation as well as specific word order.

Dr. Panin was so convinced that this mathematical system revealed in the Bible could only have been accomplished by the mind of God that he offered $100 (a great deal of money in the early 1900’s) to anyone who could write even one paragraph of 300 words, which would reflect this same numerical phenomenon.


Here are specific examples of the proofs, which Bible Numerics offers. The Bible in the original texts listed the books in a different order than our modern day Bibles. The list is as follows:

      1. Genesis23. Zephaniah 45. James

      2. Exodus 24. Haggai46. I Peter

      3. Leviticus 25. Zechariah47. II Peter

      4. Numbers 26. Malachi48. I John

      5. Deuteronomy 27. Psalms49. II John

      6. Joshua 28. Proverbs50. III John

      7. Judges 29. Job51. Jude

      8. I Samuel 30. Song of Solomon52. Romans

      9. II Samuel 31. Ruth53. I Cor

      10. I Kings 32. Lamentations54. II Cor

      11. II Kings 33. Ecclesiastes55. Galatians

      12. Isaiah 34. Esther56. Ephesians

      13. Jeremiah 35. Daniel57. Philippians

      14. Ezekiel 36. Ezra             58. Colossians

      15. Hosea 37. Nehemiah59. I Thess

      16. Joel 38. I Chronicles 60. II Thess

      17. Amos 39. II Chronicles61. Hebrews

      18. Obadiah 40. Matthew62. I Timothy

      19. Jonah 41. Mark63. II Timothy

      20. Micah 42. Luke64. Titus

      21. Nahum 43. John65. Philemon

      22. Habakkuk 44. Acts66. Revelation

Our Bible has 66 books, or 6 11’s.

The anonymous books (authors unknown) are 22, or 2 11’s.

The non-anonymous books (authors known) are 44, or 4 11’s.

Of these 44 books, 22 or 2 11’s belong to writers of more than one book and 22 or 2 11’s to writers of only one book.

The sum of the 66 sequential numbers (adding 1+2+3+4 etc.) is 2211, which is 201 11’s.

This number is divided as follows: the 22 books of the authors of more than one book have 946 or 86  11’s.

The other 44 books have 1265 or 115 11’s.

Of the 66 books, 21 are epistles. Their are sequentially 45-65 (James to Philemon).

The sum 2211 for the 66 books is divided between epistles and non-epistles. The epistles have 1155 or 105

11’s. The non-epistles have 1056 or 96 11’s.

Of the Epistles the first, middle and last books have 165 or 15 11’s, of which in turn the first and last have 110

or 10 11’s; and the middle has 55 or 5 11’s.

The Old Testament authors quoted in the New Testament include Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea,

Joel and Daniel. The books, which they wrote, are sequentially numbered 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, 15, 16, 27, 35 and the sum of these number is 132 or 12 11’s.


Converting the letters of each name of the known authors of the Bible results in some interesting numericalfacts.

The numerical sum of the names of the authors of the Bible is 7931 or 7x11x103 or 721 11’s. The sum of the factors 7+11+103=121 or 11 11’s.

So far the number 11 and the numeric patterns revolving around the number 11 is a key to establishing the books and authors of the Bible. However, the number 7 is also a key.

Returning to the sum of the names of the known authors of the Bible, which is 7931, the number of writers of Old Testament books is 21, or 3 7’s and the sum of their names have a total of 3808, or 544 7’s.

The New Testament writers have a total of 4123 or 589 7’s.

Of the 3808 belonging to the Old Testament, 2933 or 419 7’s belong to the writers of the Law and the Prophets, from Moses to Malachi; and 1190 or 170 7’s which belong to the writers of the Hagiographa,from David to Nehemiah.

 Seven of the 21 Old Testament writers, or 3 7’s, are expressly named as such in the New Testament; Moses,

David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea, Joel. Their numeric value is 1554 or 222 7’s.

The numeric value of Moses (345), who heads the list, and John (1069), who closes it, is 345+1069=1414 or 202 7’s.



The odds that these features of 7’s and 11’s are accidental runs into one in billions and clearly shows that the number of books of the Bible has a unique numerical design (and this list of features is not comprehensive). The proportion between anonymous and non-anonymous books is designed. The proportion between the number of books belonging to one writer and the number of books belonging to writers of more than one book is designed. The proportion in the Bible between epistles and non-epistles is designed. The number of books of Old Testament writers quoted in the New Testament is designed. The order of the books in the original languages is designed. The names of the 26 writers of the Bible are designed.


Let’s examine the Greek word “anaBAIno” which means “to go up” in English. This word occurs in the New Testament in 26 different forms (spellings which affect case, plurality, gender, tense and mood) whose numeric value is 12,089 or 1727 7’s.

The prefix “ana” which means “up” occurs in these words in two forms — “ana” and “ane”.

The forms which begin with “ana” are 21 in number or 3 7’s, with a numeric value of 11,067 or 1581 7’s.

The forms beginning with “ane” have a total of 1022, or 146 7’s.

The total numeric value of all their occurrences in the New Testament is 20,265 or 2895 7’s.

The number of letters employed in all the occurrences of this word are 13.

The word occurs in 26 different forms or 2 13’s, of which 13 occur only one time and 13 occur more than once.

13 of these forms are plural, 13 are singular.

The 26 forms have 234 letters or 18 13’s. This number (234) is also divided between the forms beginning with “ana” and those beginning with “ane”.

Those with “ana” have 195 letters or 15 13’s. Those with “ane” have 39 letters, or 3 13’s.

The total number of letters in all the occurrences of the word in the New Testament is 624 or 48 13’s.

Dr. Panin wrote the following in context with this Greek word: “As this word occurs in 10 different New Testament books, and is used by 5 different writers, the supposition that the 5 different writers had an understanding among themselves so as to produce these phenomena inthe New Testament is inadmissible, even if there had been no other but this reason: it would require more than a lifetime of any one man to elaborate such a scheme even for this word alone, apart from scattering these phenomena among 4 other men and 9 other books. But similar    phenomena are true not only of this one word but of hundreds of others in the New Testament.”


By applying numeric principles Dr. Panin was able to eliminate alternate readings. An example is the word “arche” which means “beginning”.

All the occurrences of this word use 7 letters, which are a, e, i, n, r, s, x (ch), with a numeric value of 969 or 51 19’s or 17x19x3.

Using these factors (17, 19 and 3) this word presents three distinct numeric schemes of 7’s, 17’s and 19’s.

1. The word occurs in the New Testament in 7 forms 56 times or 8 7’s.

2. The 7 forms have 34 letters or 2 17’s; the 56 occurrences have 272 letters or 16 17’s.

3. The value of the seven letters — a, e, i, n, r, s, and x — which was seen above to be 969 or 51 19’s is distributed as follows: the 3 vowels have a value of 19 or 1 19; the 4 consonants have a value of 950 or 50 19’s. The total value of all the occurrences of this word is 47,044 or 2476 19’s.

This triple design in the single word settles the hitherto uncertain reading in II Thess 2:13. Westcott & Hort (Dr. Panin’s primary Greek source) read there “ap’ arches” meaning “from beginnings”, two separate words. They offer an alternative “aparchen” meaning “first-fruit”, one word. Numerics establishes that the correct reading is two words with the appropriate translation of “from beginnings.

Numerics eliminates the conflict between scholars as well as between Greek manuscripts. The phrase “the kingdom of God” is unique to the book of Matthew.

1. The word “basileia” meaning “kingdom” has a numeric value of 259 or 37 7’s, of which the first three letters have a value of 203 or 29 7’s; and the remaining five 56 or 8 7’s.

2. The following 13 letters are used in this phrase — a, b, e, e, i, l, n, o, r, s, t, u, and w whose values are 1, 2, 5, 8, 10, 30, 50, 70, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 800. Their sum is 1976 or 8x13x19 which is a combination of factors 8, 13 and 19. Accordingly, there are three distinct numeric schemes of 8’s, 13’s and 19’s running through this phrase of four words.

3. This phrase (kingdom of God) is unique in Matthew and occurs 32 times or 4 8’s. Its numeric value is 2888 or 361 8’s. The value of four of its forms totals 12,952 or 1619 8’s, of which the first and the third are also multiples of 8. The numeric value of the whole phrase is 2888 or 361 8’s and is thus divided by 8’s: 1976 or 247 8’s belong to the 13 letters used in the phrase; and 912 or 114 8’s belong to the letters that are duplicates.

4. The 13 letters used in this phrase have, as just stated, a value of 1976, a multiple of 13 as well as of 8 and 19; and of this number the letters having a value up to ten (a, b, e, e, i) have a numeric value of 26 or 2 13’s; and the letters with a value above 10 have the remaining 1950 or 150 13’s.

5. The phrase consists of 19 letters with a numeric value of 2888 or 19x19x8 — a multiple not only of 19, but even of its square, and in combination with the number 8. Of these 2888 or 8×19 19’s and 1976 or 8×13 19’s belong to the duplicate letters. (Of the last three numbers notice that they are multiples of both 8 and 19.) And again, of the number 2888 or 152 19’s, 380 or 20 19’s belong to the four letters e, b, t, and o, with which the four words of this phrase begin. Finally, the factors of 1976 which are 19x13x2x2x2 have for their sum 38, or 2 19’s.

The numerics of this phrase settle the text of Matthew 19:24 where some scholars use “kingdom of God” while others use “kingdom of heaven.” To use “kingdom of heaven” here would destroy the numeric pattern uncovered by Dr. Panin.

Dr. Panin’s comment? “This phrase occurs 32 times, a number which is more notable than a square or a cube, since it is the combination of the first square with the first cube, thus:  2x2x2x2x2. When the meaning of scriptural numerics becomes fully known (with which, however, the writer is at present less concerned than with the mere registration of the numeric facts), it will furnish an additional reason why this unique phrase should be used 32 times rather than 33.”


Dr. Panin used numerics to establish the validity of passages of scripture and published a small booklet proving that Mark 16:9-20, which modern day theological sceptics have tried to discredit because it is missing in some Greek manuscripts, is not only a valid passage but is uniquely a section of the book in itself. The last twelve verses of Mark present 60 features of the number 7 including having 175 words or 25 7’s; a vocabulary of 98 words or 2×49 or 2 7’s of 7’s; with 553 letters or 79 7’s; with 133 forms or 19 7’s; and so on to the smallest detail.


Dr. Panin spent over 30 years of his life working with Bible Numerics. In 1934 he was able to publish the perfect Greek New Testament, which could only have been imagined and implemented by the mind of God. The examples presented here represent only a small fraction of Bible Numerics. Dr. Panin’s work is a vital and lasting legacy and is the basis of my interlinear as well as the word studies upon which I base my writings.




BIBLE NUMERICS [Dean Finnestad]          1


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