Sunday, February 2, 2014

The 23 Enigma

Consider the primes:  2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 ...

The first two primes are 2 and 3, put them together and get 23.

33 – 22 = 27 – 4 = 23

V = 5 = 2+3 => 23
There are 23 Definitions in Euclid’s Elements.
Georg Bush is often called “W” which is the 23rd letter.  George and Laura are both from Midland, Texas (state unemployment record holder).  Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President of the United States, served between Grover Cleveland's two non-consecutive terms.  NED  =>  14+5+4=23  (where A=1, B=2 … N=14).  Samuel Morse's original 1844 message was "What hath God wrought" (Num. 23:23).   

On a standard keyboard W (the 23rd letter) is right between the 2 and 3 in the next row => 23.  If you do have a hang-up about 23, be sure to stay away from microspectrophotometers (23 letters).

Charles Darwin wrote his book on the theory of Evolution in 1859 => 1 + 8 + 5 + 9 = 23.  Both mother and father contribute 23 chromosomes to the DNA of a child.  A day is actually 23 hours (rounded down)‼  Well, that’s the sidereal day and it’s about 23 hours and 56 minutes.  The regular day of 24 hours is the time between two noons.  Earth's axial tilt is 23.4 degrees

The plane crash that killed Buddy Holly (from Lubbock), Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper (“The Day the Music Died”) occurred on 2-3-1959:  (2-3) + 1+9+5+9  = 23!  Austrian composer Alban Berg (d. 1935) was obsessed with the number 23.  Berg’s opera Wozzeck was completed in 1922.  Excerpts from Wozzeck were performed in 1924.  1923 is in the middle.

84 = (2*2*3) * (2+2+3) ≈ 22 + 2π2 + 3e3 = 83.996
Notice the 2’s and 3’s => 23
String the first few primes together:  2 3 5 7 11 13 => 23,571,113 (23 evenly divides this number).
23 also divides 423,571,113,171,923 which is made from the primes from 2 to 23 with a 4 in front.

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Ps. 23:1).  Only if the Lord is our Shepherd can we find true peace and happiness.  Sin is our biggest problem, “… you have sinned against the LORD; and be sure your sin will find you out” (Num. 32:23).

Who wrote Genesis and the rest of the Pentateuch?  Leviticus 23:23 gives the answer, “the LORD spake unto Moses.”  For many years the Books of Moses, including Genesis 1-11, have been ignored and treated as myth.  The children of Israel did something similar:

Then the king commanded all the people, saying, "Keep the Passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant."  Such a Passover surely had never been held since the days of the judges who judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel and the kings of Judah.  But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah this Passover was held before the LORD in Jerusalem (2 Kings 23:21-23).
We do not wish to promote kabbalism or numerology, but these patterns are definitely “fascinating.”  The late Harold Camping (d. 2013, 20+1*3=23), used numbers and Scripture in a very dangerous manner.  One can get 23 from just about anything.  The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster began on 3-11-2011 =>
3+11 + (20-11) = 23  The Twin Towers tragedy occurred on 9/11/2001 => 9+11+2+0+0+1 = 23.

Buy truth—don’t sell it for love or money; buy wisdom, buy education, buy insight (Pr. 23:23, Msg).  If we don’t repent of ours sin and place our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are doomed to eternal torment and have no hope of heaven.

Friends, let me go over the Message with you one final time - this Message that I proclaimed and that you made your own; this Message on which you took your stand and by which your life has been saved. (I’m assuming, now, that your belief was the real thing and not a passing fancy, that you’re in this for good and holding fast.)  The first thing I did was place before you what was placed so emphatically before me: that the Messiah died for our sins, exactly as Scripture tells it; that he was buried; that he was raised from death on the third day, again exactly as Scripture says; that he presented himself alive to Peter, then to his closest followers, and later to more than five hundred of his followers all at the same time, most of them still around (although a few have since died); that he then spent time with James and the rest of those he commissioned to represent him; and that he finally presented himself alive to me (1 Cor. 15:1-8).

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