Update: 20th February 2008

GEMATRIA
BY
FREDERICK BLIGH BOND, F.R.I.B.A
AND
THOMAS SIMCOX LEA, D.D.

ANNOTATED AND TRANSCRIBED BY
PETER WAKEFIELD SAULT

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APPENDIX C.

NAMES, EPITHETS, AND TYPES OF CHRIST, APPEARING IN THE GEMATRIA OF THE SACRED BOOKS AS MULTIPLES OF 37, TOGETHER WITH OTHER EXAMPLES

PRELIMINARY NOTE BY DR. LEA.

This list, apart from its intrinsic interest, is a sample of the method adopted in the investigation. A careful index is being compiled by Mr. Bond of all words and phrases which seem likely to have been constructed or selected to convey meanings apart from their ordinary literary sense.

Coincidences purely accidental must necessarily occur, and something like three per cent. of all words and phrases will be multiples of Thirty-seven by the mere operation of the doctrine of Chance.

But when a large collection exhibits peculiarities for which the doctrine of Chance cannot wholly account, then other causes must be looked for and will probably be discovered. This method has been successfully applied in other branches of science, and, though very slow, is extremely effective.

T.S.L.

37 37 × 1 ABEL (Heb.) lbh.
185 37 × 5 ¢O ¢RABBI = The Master.
259 37 × 7 BASILEIA = Kingdom.
333 37 × 9 ¢H ¢ELPIS = Hope.


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407 37 × 11 ¢H KLHRONOMIA = The Inheritance. Isa. lviii. 14. (h klhronomia agiwn = 1271 = h gnwsiV and stauroV).
481 37 × 13 ¢H GENESIS - The Beginning.
¢H EPISKOPH, I. Pet. ii. 12 = The Lord's Visitation.
EPISKOPEIA = Overseership.
This is the number of the Tetragrammaton IAOU mentioned by Clement of Alexandria: also of the ecclesiastical formula P×U×A meaning the Three Persons - Pathr, ¢UioV, and ¢Agion pneuma. 481 is the measure of the circle whose diameter is the 153 of the Elect.
518 37 × 14 ¢H QURA - The Door. Epithet of Christ. S. John x. 9.
PULH - The Gate. Matt. vii. 13, 14.
OI KLHTOI - The Elect.
555 37 × 15 EPIQUMIA - The Desire of Jesus to eat the Passover in fellowship. S. Luke xxii. 15.
592 37 × 16 QEOTHS - Godhead; also ¢AGIOTHS, AGAQOTHS.
This is the number of the Interpreter ExhghthV, and of the Phtologia or framing of sentences; a term also employed by the geometers to imply ‘the logic of “rational” lines’. It enters into Aegypto-Greek Gematria as the number of SARAPIS and of AMUN-RA.
666 37 × 18 Not emblematic of Christ in our Scriptures but originally pertaining to the Solar Divinity in the Greek ¢O SERAPIS and TEITAN, in the Hebrew trvs(Sorath), hvhy~DmD SheMeSh-IaHVeH - the Sun of Jahweh, DvlD ShiLLVSh (the dotted l is counted double) - the Rabbinical name for the Triune God.


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703 37 × 19 ¢O QEOS ISRAHL.
QEOS DAUID.
¢O ¢AGIOS ISRAHL. CANAAN
(The Promised Land).
740 37 × 20 Not a number of Christ, but, like 666, a cosmic number, being that of the KUKLOS - or Cycle, of KTISIS - Creation; the Nyky IaKIN of the Hebrew temple symbolism, the solar AIDONEUS of Aegypto-Greek worship, ¢H QERMOTHS - Heat, AIQEROS MELOS - The Music of the Spheres, and the ¢O EPI PASI QEOS of the Platonists.
777 37 × 21 Traditionally the number of STAUROS - the Cross, spelt with the Digamma for s.t. (= 6), see note at end of text.
851 37 × 23 ¢UPARXIS - Substance. Epithet of Christ. See Heb. x. 34.
888 37 × 24 IHSOUS.
LOGOS ESTI.
¢H ZWH EIMI
.
999 37 × 27 ¢IEREUS SALHM.
TO ¢ARRHTON
- The Ineffable.
EIS QEOS ¢O MONOS (Creeds).
1036 37 × 28 ¢H ANASTASIS EIMI, ‘I am the Resurrection’, words of Christ.
1073 37 × 29 ¢O QEOS THS GHS. Genesis xxiv. 3.
1110 37 × 30 SABBATON QEOU.
TO ¢AGIASMA QEOU.
TA PANTA KAI EN PASI
(CristoV). Coloss. iii. 11.1
Again a cosmic number, being that of ¢O MIKROS KOSMOS, and ¢O KOSMOS ¢O ¢OLOS.
1184 37 × 32 ¢O QEOS KOSMOPOIOS.
1221 37 × 33 QAUMASTOS = wonderful. Epithet of the Messiah. Isaiah ix. 6.

1. Not found in this form in the Nestlé Greek.


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1258 37 × 34 ¢O LEITOURGOS - The Minister. Epithet of Christ. Heb. viii. 2.
1332 37 × 36 ALFA× W Cosmic and Solar. The number of the CNOUBIS of the Gnostic Inscriptions.
1369 37 × 37 The Square of 37. EIS QEOS ¢O KURIOS, ¢O QEOS ZWHS and the EIKWN QEOU, etc.
1443 37 × 39 ¢O LOGOS KURIOU.
¢H EIRHNH TOU QEOU.

(¢Emmanouhl esti qeoV).
1480 37 × 40 CRISTOS.
¢UIOS KURIOS.
¢O KURIOS× ¢O DIDASKALOS.
¢H QEOTHS ¢UIOU.
IHSOUS QEOTHS.
¢H ¢AGIQSUNH.
¢H TRAPEZA MUSTIKH
(The Early Christian Altar).
CNOUMIS. R.I. (Gnostic gems.)
1517 37 × 41 DUNAMIS KAI SOFIA, cf. I. Cor. i. 24.
¢H ARCH KOSMOU.
1554 37 × 42 ANASTASIS SARKOS.
MESSIAS ¢HMWN
.
1591 37 × 43 AIWNOTOKOS - Parent of the Eternal, or of the Aeon. Synesius 322a.
PNEUMA ZWHS.
1628 37 × 44 KEFALH GWNIAS - Head of the Corner. Epithet of Christ. Matt. xxi. 42.
¢H PISTIS KAI ¢H SOFIA.
1665 37 × 45 ALFA WMEGA× QEOS.
ARIQMOS QEOU PATROS
.
1739 37 × 47 ¢O KURIOS BOHQOS MOU. Psalms.
1776 37 × 48 ¢H SWTHRIA ISRAHL. ¢H Swthria is a frequent type of Christ in the New Testament Books.
IHSOUS ESTI LOGOS.
TO ALHQINON MUSTHRION.
KATECWN
. A word whose real meaning has been the subject of much speculation (see Döllinger's First Age of the Church, Appendix.)


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1813 37 × 49 KURIOS SABAWQ - Lord of Hosts. Isa. ix. 7.
(Emmanouhl o uoiV Dauid.)
(¢O uioV Dauid kata sarka
.)
1850 37 × 50 This is the number of the CWRHMATA of the Gnostic Books: also of the Arch aiwnioV; ¢H fwnh qeou; ¢O GewmetrhV o megaV; ¢H epignwsiV qeou, and the ¢O MegaV Propatwr of the Book of Ieou. Clearly a number of the Cosmogony.
1887 37 × 51 SWTHRION ISRAHL. Epithet of Christ. See 2257. (cf. Ps. xiv. 7 and liii. 6.)
1924 37 × 52 ¢O QEOS TOU KOSMOU.
¢O KOSMOS TOU QEOU
.
1961 37 × 53 ARCH TOU BIOU.
CRISTOS H GENESIS
.
¢O ouranoV kuriou.
1998 37 × 54 NUMFH KURIOU.
¢H PASA YUCH
. cf. Ep. Rom. xiii. 1.
¢AGION ¢AGIWN KURIOU.
POIHTHS AORATWN
(Creeds).
¢H ARCH PANTWN.
¢O ¢UIOS EK THS PARQENOU
(Creeds).
¢O CRISTOS ¢O ALHQINOS.
2035 37 × 55 TEIXOS PUROS - Wall of Fire. Type of Christ. Zech. ii. 5.
¢O PATHR EN OURANW.
GNWSIS THS ALHQEIAS.
SOFIA TOU QEOU
.


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2072 37 × 56 TO ALFA, TO WMEGA.
¢H GNWSIS A.W.
¢H EKKLHSIA TOU KURIOU.
¢H GEWMETRIA KOSMOU.
GEWMETRIKH SOFIA.
¢H ENQOUSIASTIKH SOFIA
. (= Divination.)
2109 37 × 57 ¢UIOS DABID× SWTHR.
SWTHR PANTOS.
FWNH PATROS.
¢O ENSWMATOS LOGOS.
ARCH TOU NOMOU
.
2146 37 × 58 ¢ALIEIS ANQRWPWN - Fishers of Men. Matt. iv. 19. Mark 1. 17.
OI AIWNES KURIOU.
2183 37 × 59 KEFALH ¢UPER PANTA TH EKKLHSIA - Head over all to the Church. Epithet of Christ. Ep. Eph. i. 22.
2220 37 × 60 A cosmic and Solar number.
EGW ALFA KAI WMEGA.
¢H ¢UPOSTASIS PATROS
.
The name CRISTOFOROS, by which members of the primitive church were designated, has this number.
TO ONOMA SWTHRIAS.
2257 37 × 61 TO SWTHRION ISRAHL. cf. Ps. xiv. 7 and liii. 6. (To swthrion tou ¢Israhl.)
KIBWTOS NOE - Noah's Ark.
2294 37 × 62 PRWTOTOKOS QEOS. cf. Heb. i. 6.
PLHRWMA QEOU PATROS. (see also 2664.)
2331 37 × 63 IHSOUS ¢O LOGOS KURIOU.
EGW EIMI× ¢O LOGOS ZWHS.
¢O KURIOS GEWMETRHS.
¢O GEWMETRHS KOSMOU
.
¢H ¢AoratoV + PistiV Sofia.


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2368 37 × 64 IHSOUS CRISTOS.
¢O QEOS TWN QEWN - ¢O ¢AGIOS TWN ¢AGIWN.
TO ¢AFION ¢AGIWN KURIOU
.
2442 37 × 66 IHSOUS MESSIAS ¢HMWN.
2479 37 × 67 ¢O logoV esti tou patroV.
CristoV esti qeou
.
2516 37 × 68 CARAGMA TOU KURIOU.
TO PNEUMA TOU KOSMOU.
¢H YUCH KOSMOU
.
A Gnostic number on which we find cwra zwhV (Book of Ieou. Schmidt, p. 306), fulakeV pulwn (do., p. 207).
2590 37 × 70 TA PANTA KAI EN PASI CRISTOS.
The number of the TopoV fwtoV of the Books of IEOU, and of the Dwrea Cristou = Baptism of the Early Church.
2627 37 × 71 ICQUS SWTHR.
ENDUMA THS SWTHRIAS
.
(Katapatasma SwthroV.)
¢O THS SWTHRIAS ARIQMOS.
SWTHR KAI LEITOURGOS.
TO EUAGGELION CRISTOU
.
The peculiar geometric and doctrinal importance of this number is explained in the text (p. 54) where a diagram is given, shewing the connection of the icquV, swthr and xulon lines. The number 2627 has also cosmic analogies, and is, by Gematria, that of the Zodiacal Circle ¢O zwoforoV kukloV, and of ¢O ouranoV en sfairw (sfairoV in Empedocles).
As the 71st multiple of 37 it is doubly a number of God (QeoV being 4 × 71) and hence we find it gives us
LOGOS TOU QEOU KURIOU = 2627 = ICQUS SWTHR, etc.


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2664 37 × 72 TO PLHRWMA QEOU PATROS.
2701 37 × 73 ¢O AIWN TOU KURIOU.
Also the number of ApostoloV Cristou.
2738 37 × 74 EIS QEOS ¢O PATHR CRISTOU.
BASILEUS ANQRWPWN
.
2775 37 × 75 ¢H ENANQRWPHSIS TOU QEOU.
The passage from St. John i. 14, ¢O logoV sarx egeneto kai eskhnwsen en hmin, gives 2774.
Clem. Al. speaks of Christ as ARCIKWTATOS LOGOS = 2775.
2812 37 × 76 ¢O WN ¢O PANTOKRATWR.
¢UIOS TOU PANTOKRATOROS
.
2849 37 × 77 ¢O QEOS TWN IOUDAIWN.
¢O CRISTOS ¢O BASILEUS EIRHNHS
.
2886 37 × 78 CRHSTOS SWTHR - Good Saviour.
TO CARAGMA TOU KURIOU.
2923 37 × 79 ¢O CRISTOS, LOGOS KURIOU.
PRWTOS LOGOS KURIOU
.
2960 37 × 80 ¢UIOS TOU ANQRWPOU. The autonymous Name of Jesus.
¢O KURIOS ¢O PUOMENOS EK SIWN.
CRISTOS ¢UIOS KURIOS
.
h peristera tou Iwannou.
2997 37 × 81 ¢O SWTHR TOU GENOUS DABID.
¢H SWTHRIA TOU KOSMOU.
¢O KURIOS THS SWTHRIAS
.
3034 37 × 82 GEWMETRIA TOU KURIOU.
3071 37 × 83 ¢O XRISTOS TOU PATROS.
¢H QURA TWN PROBATWN
. The Door of the sheep. Epithet of Christ. St. John x. 8.
AUTOFWS (KOSMOU). Greg. Naz.
3108 37 × 84 SWTHRION TOU KOSMOU.
3293 37 × 89 ¢H ARCH KAI TO TELOS TOU KOSMOU.


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3330 37 × 90 KURIOS TWN KURIWN. (cf. Rev. xix. 16 = kurioV kuriwn.)
LOGOS PRWTOS KAI ESCATOS.
3441 37 × 93 QEOS TWN ZWNTWN.
3700 37 × 100 ¢O CRISTOS TO PASCA HMWN - Christ our Passover.
¢Rabbi twn dwdeka apostolwn.
4255 37 × 115 ¢O PRWTOTOKOS TWN NEKRWN. Epithet of Christ. Rev. i. 5.
4440 37 × 120 ¢H EKKLHSIA TOU KURIOU IHSOU CRISTOU.
4588 37 × 124 ¢O ARCWN TWN BASILEWN THS GHS. Epithet of Christ. Rev. i. 5.
6216 37 × 168 (or 7 × 888 = IhsouV)
¢IHSOUS CREISTOS QEOU ¢UIOS SWTHR STAUROS. (The full text of the Sibylline Acrostic of the IcquV, see p. 53.)


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