New Testament Examples

Examples from the New Testament

The book of Ecclesiastes

For centuries, people have speculated that the book of Ecclesiasties should not be in the Bible because they do not deem it as written or inspired by God, because of its vast difference from other scriptures.

The phrase found no where else in the bible, but that is found in this book is ‘under the sun.’  and occurs numerous times.  ‘It is a phrase found nowhere else in the Bible, but it occurs in this book frequently enough to attract the attention of even a cursory reader.  Let this simple fact be once well grasped, and the contradiction vanishes.  For this book is written not from the point of view of heaven above the sun, but from the point of view of earth under the sun, of that earth which until restitution of all things by her returning Lord must forever remain — earthly.’  And from this point of view everything is vanity or vanities.

The phrase ‘under the sun,’ with its synonym ‘under the heavens,’ occurs 32 times.
32=(2×2)x(2x2x2) which is the square of two multiplied by the cube of two, or simply a square in combination of a cube.

The Gospel of Matthew

This gospel also has a phrase all of its’ own: ”the Kingdom of Heaven.”  While the other authors, such as Luke, Paul, Mark, and others speak often of the same thing as Matthew, they never refer to it as the ‘Kingdom of Heaven,’ but instead as the ‘Kingdom of God.’  Even when the other gospel writers have parallel passages of scripture they still use the term ‘Kingdom of God’ instead.

Matthew’s ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ occurs 36 times.  36=6×6=(2×2)x(3×3)

The Gospel of John

This gospel also has a phrase that is exclusive to its pages.  “verily, verily, I say unto you.”  It is true that in other places, other gospels have a similar saying “verily I say unto you” but never is it the same with the double verily.
It is interesting to note, also, that:
In Matthew our Lord is the King
In Mark our Lord is servant
In Luke our Lord is the Son of Adam
– In John our Lord is no longer the man Jesus; He is there the Son of God, the Giverof the Holy Spirit, the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Resurrection, the Bread of Heaven, the Light of the World, and the faithful and true Witness.  Verily means truly, and Our Lord is  depicted in the Gospel of John, not only as God, but as God who cannot lie, as the faithful and true Witness.  Thus as the faithful and true Witness says ‘verily, verily’ or ‘truly, truly.’

John’s ‘Verily, verily’ occurs 25 times. 25=5×5

And, interestingly, this same theme and phenomenom occurs in 1 John on a smaller scale. Truth is found nine times, and nine is a perfect square: 9=3×3.

– “Many other signs, therefore, didJesus in the presence of the disciples which are not written in this book; but these are written that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye may have life.”  Now this emphasis on believing that our Lord came forth from the Father is laid peculiarly in John’s gospel. Hints thereof are indeed found elsewhere, but the fulness thereof only in John.

‘Believing’ is therefore also a key word in the gospel of John, and accordingly it is found 98 times.  98=(7×7)x2

It is to be observed here that not only have we here a square, but this square is also that of a seven.

– The Greek verb ‘pisteno’ meaning: ‘to believe’ or ‘putting one’s trust in,’ a combination not found outside the Scriptures, is also found in the gospel of John in four different combinations, and is rarely found in the other books of the New Testament.

It is found 36 times in John. 36=6×6=(2×2)x(3×3).

John’s Writings

More examples from John’s writings – all five books:

Through John it has been formulated that God is love, and is thus a key word of John.

Agapao, the verb ‘to love’ occurs 72 times.  72=(2x2x2)x(3×3). A combination of a perfect square and cube.

Add to the above verb for love, the noun and adjective: agape and agapetos (love and beloved) which both occur a total of 40 times.  72+40=112=4x4x7=(2×2)x(2x2x7).

The Gospel of Mark

What is the chief characteristic of a faithful servant? Promptness, dispatch. Thus when something is to be done, it is done immediately.  And this word ‘immediately’ is accordingly the word characteristic of the gospel of Mark – the key word.  It is found more here than in any other book of the New Testament.  The English translation utilizes two different words, but there is only one Greek word.

Mark’s ‘immediately/straightway’ occurs 36 times.  36=6×6=(2×2)x(3×3).

The Gospel of Luke

In the Gospel of Luke, our Lord is seen not so mush as the king or as the servant, but as the Son of Man, in his sympathetic, loving, human, side.  The phrase Son of Man is the key word of the gospel of Luke, and occurs here not indeed a larger number of times than in any other book of the New Testament, but a number of times plainly showing that it is the key word of this book.
For while in Matthew, where the phrase Son of Man does occur the largest number of times, it is found 29 times, an irregular number, Luke has it 25 times, a perfect square. 25=5×5

The Book of Acts

The four gospels relate how the glad tidings had been preached solely among the Jews, the elect nation.  Here, the apostle Paul is raised specifically for breaking down the middle wall of partition between Jew and Gentile.  In this book the apostles are sent out into the whole world, to all mankind: the church of God was to be taken not only from the chosen nation, the Jews, but also from the Greek and from the Barbarian, from man, in short.
Accordingly, the word for Man, aner, is the key word of the book of Acts, and occurs 100 times. Not only a perfect square, but a square of a square. 100=10×10= (2×2)x(5×5).

The Book of Revelation

            Though as yet not understood by a single Christian in its fulness, it was not meant to remain a mystery.  Its name signifies not a veiling, but an unveiling.  The books very first verse o this book we are told that God gave this Revelation to Jesus Christ to show unto his servants the things that are to come to pass.  Accordingly, our Lord showed what there was to be shown to John, who depicts here what he –saw.
Revelation, therefore is the book of sight, and the phrase so oft used by John, “I saw,” is the key word of the book and without the faith that this book was given to make others see likewise, there is no understanding thereof to be had.
The phrase “I saw” occurs 56 times in Revelation. 56=2x2x2x7 – a cube of 2 with a seven.

The Epistle of 1st John

The reason John gives for writing his first epistle is that the disciples might not remain agnostics, but rather that they might know that they had eternal life.  He knew, and it was his object to make others know also.  Therefore the word ‘know’ is a key word of 1st John and occurs 25 times.  25=5×5 a perfect square.

The New Testament

The fundamental thought of the New Testament is faith, faith in Christ Jesus as the Savior of men from sin. Accordingly, faith is the key word of the entire New Testament, and is found 243 times.  243=(3×3)x(3x3x3)

Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.  And the Lord Himself has said, I am the Truth.  Thus we find truth to be a key word of not only the gospel of John, but of the entire New Testament.  Truth is found 108 times in New Testament. 108=(2×2)x(3x3x3).

Summary Table

Under the Sun in Ecclesiastes          36=6×6=(2×2)x(3×3)
Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew       32=(2×2)x(2x2x2)
Immediately in Mark                        36=6×6=(2×2)x(3×3)
Son of Man in Luke                             25=5×5
Verily, verily in John                           25=5×5
Truth in John                                       25=5×5
Put one’s trust into, in John             36=6×6=(2×2)x(3×3)
Believe in John                                    98=2x(7×7)
To love                                                 72=(2x2x2)x(3×3)
love, to love, beloved in John              112=(2×2)x(2x2x7)
Man in Acts                                 100=10×10=(2×2)x(5×5)
Truth in 1 John                                    9=3×3
Know in 1 John                                    25=5×5
I saw in Revelation                             56=2x2x2x7
Faith in New Testament                     243=(3×3)x(3x3x3)

Truth in New Testament                    108=(2×2)x(3x3x3)