« Last post by WhiteWings on March 06, 2014, 10:28:17 AM »
but I believe in the WORD of the Lord, and when man ciphers the Word into numbers and mathematicians discern, for me this falls into something very different and dark.Michah, I think you completely misunderstand what Panin did. Just open the link I posted and read "his" Bible for just 1 minute.
It has no numbers, strange formulae and other stuff you don't find in 'regular' Bibles. There is absolutely no hint in that Bible that Panin used math. Except in the foreword.
There are many manuscripts, from many sources. And guess what very few, if any are identical. Scholars have methods to figure out which is likely (very close to) the original text and which not. Your favorite Bible is a man-made compilation of parts of often incomplete/partly unreadable manuscripts. All Bibles without exception are compiled that way. Panin also compiled a Bible; but he used a different method. Panin believed God encoded a mathematical system so the original can be restored.
Panin doesn't uncover hidden meanings by applying math to a verse. Obviously Panin's Bible differs from others, if not it's not worth publishing. So in certain verses there may be some words missing because they never were in the originals according to Panin's method. Likewise, he may have removed a few verses that, for example, are in the KJV because of corrupt manuscripts and/or doctrinal reasons.
That's what I understand from Panin's method so far. The exact method I still don't know/understand.