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Tho Numeral of Holy Scripture.
The numerical use of Holy Scripture is
entirely systematical. The numbers em
ployed have probably ns fixed value, in
every instance, as those found in pure
mathematics. God has named Himself
"PAIuMONI, Tho Numbcrer of Secrets,
or tho "Wonderful Numbcrer." It is writ
ten "Thou hast ordered all things in
measure, and number, and weight." For
of all poets and painters, God is greatest;
nud of nil astronomers, and mnihotnati
cinns, lie alone can definitely and abso
lutely be certain in infinite, as well ns in
finite computations. He only can descend
to causes, He only can bo suro of the du
ration of times.
Probably God does nothing, and per
mits nothing to bo done, that is not limit
cd ns to time. Even the hnirs of our
heads are said to be numbered, and the
sparrow's full is accounted. Human
arithmetic must be but primary, in com
parison with spiritual arithmetic. Tho
notation of the divinity extends from in
finitesimals to mightiest constellations.
It covers all the elements of matter, all
the operations of men, and is distinguish
able in schemes of grace and salvation.
"Without multiplying words, I may say,
that there is, apparently, an ascertainable
spiritual value of tho Hebrew characters
that enter into personal names, and into
times, in the Holy Scriptures. These val
ues may bo thus defined :
1 designates Unity Deity Number.
0 MYmiuitimi Tnmm-l'iipHrm "Rvnnp.tntl.
8, Essential Perfection. Trinity Num
ber. 1, Organized Perfection Creation Do
minion. 5. Military Organization Number of
0, EarthlyImperfect Number of tho
7, Spirit Host.
8, Resurrection, (and hence symbol of
9, Paternity Baptismal number; be
cause three times three is a Trinity sym
bol. 10, Infinity; also Trinity number, 3x8
plus 1, or 8x8 united in 1.
12, National number Organic Unit'.
18, Rovolt-Apostuoy-Schism tho worst
15, Second Resurrection 7 plus 8.
81, Deli number Three tens and one
for their unity.
40, Judah's number Probation.
42, Antichrist's number.
05, Israel's number (five 13's.).
120, Suspended Judgement.
800, Churchly Number.
800, Ephralm's number.
480, IsraelJudah number.
450, Abraham's numbor.
400, Jerusalem numbor.
100, Pearce mid Rest. 700 is composed
of 7 for spirit and rest, multiplied by ro-
pcated 10's of Infinity.
1 have not time to enter into an expla-
nation of the use of these numbers, in
Biblical investigation. Those who may
desire to ascertain the proper method may
advantageously do so, by careful study of
tho book of Dr. Mllo Malum, D. D., en
titled " Palmoni, or The Numerals of
Scripture, A Proof of Inspiration," which
may be found in our own University li
brnry. Dr. Malum, of all who have been
devoted to this kind of study, either in
ancient, or modern times, has had the
clearest notions and produced the most
I have stated, in this brief article, that
it is the spiritual equivalent of Hebrew
letters alone, that is given. The numeri
cal interpretations of those characters,
arc of no particular significance, if trans
ferred to the Greek or Roman numerals.
Nor does their application produce sensi
ble results beyond tho families descended
from Abraham. But within Hebrew and
Ishmaelltlc limits, their revelations are
Far example: The resurrection num.
ber 8 Is particularly prominent in the
name of Nonh, who was a type of tho
Resurrection; he being the only person,
who, with his family, was raised up from
tho antediluvian world to length of days
in the world as it is. Spelled the short
way, his name is 7x8 or 50; which is res
urrection multiplied by rest; and Noah
certainly had rest In this world after his
many trials. Spelled the long way, his
name is 8x8 or 01. So, also, Isaac, who
was raised up from the altar of saeraficc;
Daniel, who came forth from the lion's
den ; Jonah, who was in the whnlo's belly,
all are associated with the resurrection
number ciijhl. In the life of Ishmuel, and
in the history of his descendants, 18, the
number of upostucy, is especially promi
nent. He wos i8 years old when circum
cised; and his descendants even to this
day are circumcised at 18 days old. The
critical point in Ishmael's religious histo-
ry occurs in 022 of the Vulgar Era, at tho
Hegira of Moliammed. "Between this
dato and that of Ishmael's circumslon,
when Abraham was 09 years old, there are
precisely 2080 years. The thirteen
of Ishmael, therefore, is an even factor of
the grand epoch of Iohmaelitlsb history."
We read that " 12 years they served Che
dorlaomer, and in the thirteenth they rebell
ed;" and again, " In the days of Pelcg, (a
word that means division), tne earin was
divided, and his brother Joktan became
tho father of thirteen nations." Tho Is
rnolitos. In enumerating their tribes, nl.
ways seemed to avoid the number thirteen.
To mako ovon twelve, they usually omitt
ed Levi; but in one place, Simeon; and,
in tho Apocalypse, Dan. In all cases of
Apostasy, Revolt, Schism, thirteen Is a
prominent factor; in all cases of religious
rest, 7; in everything that typeflcs tho
It is many years sinco I rend, and part
is ,. vnn,i IV. Mnhnn's book. It made
J lli'im.") "
such an impression on mo
not forget its contents; nevertheless, I am
not so fresh from tho book, that I can
mnke a longer article about the numerals
of scripture of much interest to young
readers. But I hope what I have here sug.
gested may incite some of our students to
ponder pages of as much value as any
others in the University library.
O. O. D.
P. S. I do not mean to say that tho
Greek numerals arc without symbolical
menning. Somo very curious results are
set down ns pertaining to their combina
tion, in Dr. Mhnn's book. But the key to
them does not seem to have been wholly
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
that I shall
"We are all absorbed in interest for great
men; and it is well that it is so, for they
arc made of the stuff of our best mo
incuts. They please us, and flatter us
into a belief that what they arc we can
be. America waited long (for her) for her
" first man." A people claiming regard
for enlightenment of a high order, Euro
pean graduate? saw fit to hoot at us pro
vincials. They jeered us for boasting ov
er the possession of a poor handful of
ncorns that were yet green. The hull of
egotism had not yet fallen from, the ker
nel philosophy in our literature. The
roll of statesmanship was called, in gi-i-dation
of strength, and Bonaparte, Fox,
Pitt and the ancients stood up like Colos
scs, for Webster, Clay, and even Hamilton,
to pass under them like schooners unrig
ged. Before Irving's advent, they gibed
us for our lack of even literary latent.
His sunny, laughing, rippling stylo wash
ed out that stain. After him came men of
talent at call. The growth of our institu
tion demanded a genius not ordinary
and straightway it was demanded of us
by our contemporaries in Europe in order
to a recognition of us as a capable people.
" Bccr-guzzling Gcrmnny" was long the
shameful load that bent tho backs of so
ber old head3 on the Rhine. Now tne
philosophies of "Rhineland" shako the
vcrv hearthstones of our thought. Goothe
and Hegel are long-lived luxuries. Soup
houses to rcjuvenato tho indigent mind.
But it is a relief to turn from them to Lu
ther, as It is from Luther to them. They
have no Christisms, but are altogether
Shaksnearian; ho tho reverse. That is,
there is nothing spiritual in tho two phi
losophcrs. They are all intellect. Still,
they allow tho question of origin of pow
er to trouble them somewhat. But they
will have none of tho visions of saints in
their philosophy, no miracles. "Boast
ful bov." savs England to us, " those arc
not oranges, neither chestnuts, (and as If
v,. .,rn finis nut fast In alio stocks. Whit-
tier, Poo and Longfellow are proudly
pointed to for rebutting evidence, and
there we are again put off with an ugly
" Pooh I their fame Is only for a fortnight."
Avo wo then penniless? Wo have somo-'
aggravate us by implying our ignorance
tho difference), but only mustard seed."
thing lasting. Wo must have. Aj'c; and
he forgets to bo in a hurry, Emerson.
" Why, ho is only the shadow of our Car
lyle," say our voluptuous English bul
locks. Well, say ye even so? Aro Now
York niiu Philidelphia of no account iu
that London and Paris outshine them?
They aro our great marts, as Emerson is
tho gigantic storehouse for all our thought.
Neither is tho grain thrown in without
sifting. In him, wo have at least tho sign
ot a divino mind. Ho is no cynic, and
therein betters Cnrlyle. His grappling
irons arc inuch after the style of tho great
cynic, but he has no poison on their points.
Ho never sneers. His prose is all poetry.
Never lucking in grandeur, ho is no up
start. Trifles aro not worth magnifying.
He can sec no substantial good in an at
tempt to grow an oak from n hazel-nut
a hero from an ambitious man. Ho has
no tiino for, or no enjoyment in, a descrip
tion of a noisy battle. He will compress
Bonaparte into an energetic essny of fifty
pages, while Carlyle lays Frederick tho
Great vast abroad upon almost a dozen
volumes. Ho is steady and unwavering
in his analysis of things in search of truth.
Although ho has nn'nnalytical mind, and
synthetical ns well, ho sees a grcnt deal
intuitively. There is no time lost in ade
scription of Napoleon at Waterloo. There
are hundreds of word-mongers who can
relate such things. Tho facts are for him,
but lie only turns out the best of them,
and that with a new dress on them. Ho
will disposo worthily of the mental acu
men of tho man. lie is no spindle-shanks
now hero, now there, and always awk
ward ; but a full-made man, well-balanced
and rounded off like Virglls periods.
Tho mustard seed has sprouted, and
grown to a goodly sapling ; not bent, but
well poised, and climbing skyward. Tho
lovo of effect, startling, glaring, is not in
these lines. Like Goethe, he has no time
to hate. Emerson, tho man, is forgotten;
Emerson, the metaphysician, is at hand
with dissecting knife, and will render u
trustworthy post mortem, if it be possible.
There is no excitement hero; but little
enthusiasm, except sucli ns his wondrous
vitality puts into the reader.
All universities should educate on Pinto.
The book of this old ancient is worth all
the libraries. There is but littlo need of
classical learning, except as one loves tho
sound. Our greatest minds are not al
ways tho best scholars. They would bo
great without tho university. Tlieso aro
somo of his soutimeuts:
Destiny has fixed his days. As much
must bo crowded Into his mental maw as
can bo properly assimilated no more.
No cramming, no hurry, Why this hue
ami cry ? It is too much liko Napoleon's
Idea of fame " a groat noise" like the
t,nnmi,f l.nlla MM. I a 11,.11L U 1 .r .O
booming of bolls. This evidently pleases
him, for he smiles nt it. But ho will be
little nothing. Let's tnko things in a
more dignified, stately, yet sunny and
comfortaolo way. Surely, tho Gulf stream
runs slowly, but it's influenco is over two
continents. Tilings must bo taken delib
erately, to know of a certainty if this life
Ib a fizzle.
"Tho mills of the gods grind slowly.
But'tliby grind oxcce"dluglyffln'e.".
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