Numbers 1 and Numbers 26 (NIV)
These chapters describe a first and second census of the male Israelites, by clan, carried out by Moses and aaron on the orders of the Lord God. Significantly, they are told to count each man over twenty years old, one by one. This piece of information is the key to the correct decoding of the numerical message that lies within, as the numbers can be summed in different ways.
The numbers given in this chapter for the first census are listed below, along with their sum.
46. 603550 (total)
Sum of numbers = 1207100
The numbers given in this chapter for the second census are listed below, along with their sum. Note that 250 is subtracted from the total, as the text says that 250 of the followers of Korah were lost in a fire. This is the key step: in its absence the totals make no sense.
10. -250 (these men died in a fire)
51. 601730 (total)
Sum of numbers = 1226210
Grand total sum of numbers = 1207100 + 1226210 = 2433310 = 11 x 11 x 20110
Astoundingly, the total is a double multiple of 11. The other factor is the number 20110, the number that was implied in the Lords instructions to Moses and Aaron:
2 Take a census of the whole Israelite community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by one. 3You and Aaron are to number by their divisions all the men in Israel twenty years old or more who are able to serve in the army.
20From the descendents of Reuben the firstborn of Israel: All the men twenty years old or more who were able to serve in the army were listed by name, one by one, according to the records of their clans and families.
2011 is in fact the largest prime factor of 2433310 and an unusually high one at that. The numbers one and two are also implied by the date on which the Lord spoke to Moses.
the Lord spoke to Moses in the Tent of Meeting in the Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year after the Israelites came out of Egypt.
It is of course possible that the writer of Numbers was the encoder and that he deliberately placed the key in the text. If so, his conscious purpose for encoding the numbers 11, 121 and 2011 may never be known. However, he surely could not have been aware that these numbers would have a significance to 9/11, which only make sense to us now, after the event. Only a Higher Power, existing outside the linear flow of time, could have achieved such a feat.
The first census takes place two years after the Israelites came out of Egypt, the second thirty-eight years later, on the eve of their entry into the promised land of Caanan and after forty years of wandering in the desert. What the encoded numbers may be suggesting is that this critical period in the history of the Israelites has been employed as an allegory of 9/11, suggesting that this event had a larger significance for humankind.
Numbers 4 (NIV)
This chapter lists numbers of males a month old or more associated with the Levites, and is a continuation of a list begun in Numbers 3.
Sum of numbers = 17160 = 11 x 1560
Significantly, Numbers 4 is the Bible's 121st chapter, 121 being 11 x 11.
Note that the first and last numbers on the list are also multiples of 11.
The list numbers are as old as the Book of Exodus; chapter numbers were added in the 13th century. What earthly power could have conceived and executed a plan that took 3000 years to come to fruition? This is no 'lucky hit' either. In these pages you will find many more examples of numbers that were encoded millenia ago, but which were designed to have meaning today.
Last updated: 10/9/09