Before going further, let's just recap some of what we've seen. The total value of Jesus is 888. Both the total values of the name, Jesus, and the title, Christ, are multiples of eight (in fact, both are multiples of 8 x 37). When combined, the value of Jesus Christ is not only a multiple of eight (which is to be expected) but of eight squared.

The value of the vowels in Jesus Christ is a multiple of eight, and therefore the value of the consonants in Jesus Christ is also a multiple of eight. When broken down into the name and title separately, the value of vowels and consonants in each is still a multiple of eight.

Are there further patterns of eight to be found?

Up until this point the numeric patterns we've looked at were noted over a hundred years ago by a man named Ivan Panin. He published these particular facts in the notes of his "Numeric English New Testament" in 1914. This was a translation of the New Testament from the Greek which he claimed was confirmed by such patterns running through the original Greek text. He also claimed and published similar patterns running through the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.

Some of his published findings are very interesting. The true significance of much of what he published is beyond my mathematical ability to evaluate. Some of his findings, particularly concerning the probability of such patterns, are certainly overstated. Nevertheless, this small example seems to be an easier one to examine.

From this point on in the slides, the similar patterns noted are those I've found myself. I leave it to others to determine if any or all of these patterns constitute evidence of design, or if they can be demonstrated to be the sorts of random occurrences that can be found anywhere. The question is not so much whether such patterns *can* be designed, but whether they are *likely* to have been designed, from a probability point of view. If they are, it opens up a number of further questions, some of which are discussed towards the end of this presentation.

If you're a genuine maths whiz who can shed some light on the real probabilities of this particular example, I'd be happy to hear from you. You can contact me on the General Enquiries form under Contact.