Update: 20th February 2008

GEMATRIA

A Preliminary Investigation of The Cabala

contained in the

Coptic Gnostic Books

and of a similar Gematria in the Greek
text of the New Testament

SHOWING THE PRESENCE OF A SYSTEM OF TEACHING BY MEANS OF THE DOCTRINAL SIGNIFICANCE OF NUMBERS, BY WHICH THE HOLY NAMES ARE CLEARLY SEEN TO REPRESENT AEONIAL RELATIONSHIPS WHICH CAN BE CONCEIVED IN A GEOMETRIC SENSE AND ARE CAPABLE OF A TYPICAL EXPRESSION OF THAT ORDER.

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

First Published 1917


Annotated and Transcribed for the WorldWideWeb by Peter Wakefield Sault 2002-2003


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EPIGRAPH.

... numbers are the thoughts of God ... The Divine Wisdom is reflected in the numbers impressed upon all things ... the construction of the physical and moral world alike is based upon eternal numbers.

St Augustine


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CONTENTS

Preface
The Method of Gematria

Chapter
I A Brief Outline of the Gematria
II The Existence of the Gnosis
III The Uses of Gematria
IV The Key Applied

Note on Digamma

Appendix
A The Number 485
B Of the Square and Circle Contained
C Names of Christ as Multiples of 37
D Schema of the Numbers of Jesus
E The Decree of the First Mystery
F Of the Three Primary Figures
G Cabala of the Cosmos
H The Cube of Light

Supplement
I On the Symbolism of Numbers
II On Geometric Truth
III The Geometric Cubit as a Basis of Proportion in the Plans of Mediaeval Buildings
by Frederick Bligh Bond F.R.I.B.A. (From The Builder, Third Series, Vol. XXIII, No. 15, 10 June 1916, pages 249 - 255. By courtesy of The Royal Institute of British Architects, London.)
IV Cephas: The name given by Our Lord to Peter.


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