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And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.

Exodus 34.28

And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 31:18

The Ten Commandments are unique in the history of the Universe in that they are the only words we know to have been written directly by God Himself. Their divine origin radiates with an everlasting light. They consist of exactly 620 letters, corresponding to the numerical weight of such words as The Scripture, The Holy Oracle, God's Heart, Perfect, and Crown. This last word combines with Torah (611) to form the following pair of identities, linked by the prime Number 1231:

The Ten Commandments


Esret HaDevarim

= 1231 =

The Crown of the Torah


Keter Torah

ten commandments

This divine wonder is enshrined thoughout the world's synagogues where we frequently find images of the Ten Commandments with a Crown and the words Keter Torah, as seen here in the Torah Shield. There is an extensive body of Rabbinic literature discussing these ideas, some of which is found in Rabbi Ginsburgh's article The Sephirah of Keter This link takes you off the Bible Wheel site and opens a new window. Note that the Holy Oracle (= 620) is another name of the Holy of Holies which contained the Ark and the Ten Commandments.

This is, of course, but the beginning of wonders! The table below details the numercal structure of the Decalogue. The First Commandment is divided into two segments because this will play an essential role in the later discussion. In the Jewish reckoning, the First Commandment is simply pica, with picb being combined with pic to form the Jewish Second Commandment. The Christian reckoning generally begins with picb, treating pica as an introduction rather than commandment. Issues relating to variations in divisions of the text, while not affecting anything in the numerical analysis per se, will play a very significant role in the integration of the Ten Commandments with the rest of Scripture. This will discussed elsewhere.

Commandment Value Words Letters
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
2495 9 41
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
696 7 23
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
12573 43 162
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
4451 17 51
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
17303 55 203
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
2783 15 53
Thou shalt not kill.
729 2 6
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
562 2 6
Thou shalt not steal.
486 2 6
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour
1522 5 15
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
4855 15 54
Totals:48455 172 620

Note that the sum of the Tenth Commandment - 4855 - is almost exactly a tenth of the whole - 48455. It differs by a mere .02%. There is a strong digital similarity between the whole and the Tenth. They consist of the same digits in the same order, the Tenth differing only in the absence of the third digit of 48455.

In what follows, I will use Roman numerals rather than Hebrew letters to make the reading easier. Thus, the first two verses of the Holographic Decalogue will be referenced by writing HoloDec(Ia: Ib). Single divisions will be represented using only one index: e.g. the Jewish First Commandment = HoloDec(Ib), the Fourth Commandment = HoloDec(IV), the entire Decalogue = HoloDec.

It is very important to note that the following divisions are determined entirely by the grammatical structure of the text. The Numbers are hyperlinked to articles that give the details of the underlying text. I begin with the structure of the two verses comprising the First Commandment, HoloDec(Ia: Ib):

The First Commandment
Ia = 2495 = 1495 (THE ETERNAL GOD) + 1000
= 499 (ONE GOD) x 5

The Number 1495 is the sum of the entire Hebrew Alphabet and the value of the Greek phrase:

The Eternal God


Ho Aionios Theos

= 1495

The Number 1000 is the Cube of Ten which naturally integrates with the Ten Commanments. It is a key structural component that will frequently reappear in what follows. It is the value of He Who Overcomes and it coincides with the literal meanings of Aleph as one thousand. This reveals a deep intertwining of Thread 3 (Gematria) with Thread 1 (BibleWheel) - Aleph governs Spoke 1 and represents the Everlasting God, being the initial letter of the first Divine Name reavealed in Scripture - Elohim (Genesis 1.1). This title forms a a Spoke 1 KeyLink between all three books, Genesis, Isaiah, and Romans.

The large prime factor of 2495, the Number 499 is the value of the phrase "One God" found on Spoke 5 (Ephesians 4.4f):

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

One God


Eis Theos

= 499

Note that is of the same Spirit as the Unity Holograph from Deuteronomy 6.4, also on Spoke 5.

The second identity, HoloDec(Ib) = 696, is based upon two of the most fundamental words in Scripture: Yesod (Foundation) and HaTorah (The Law):

The Foundation of the Torah


Yesod HaTorah

= 696

Yesod typically refers the actual physical foundation that supports a building, but it also is used metaphorically for the underlying principles of Creation. The phrase Yesod HaTorah is not written as such in Scripture, but both the words Yesod (Foundation) and HaTorah (The Law) do appear frequently in the Bible, and the construction is perfect Biblical Hebrew. The semantic resonance of these Greek and Hebrew words with the First Commanment is obvious. The miracle of God is that the integration is also mathematical.

The first natural division of the entire Decalogue is to gather all Ten Commandments as understood by the Christians - HoloDec(Ib: X) - separating only the introductory HoloDec(Ia) from the rest. The result is stunning. But to appreciate it, we first need to take a look at this magnificent promise from Isaiah 60.19f:

The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

There could be no greater promise than this, in light of the deadly perfection of God's Law. The words "everlasting light" occur twice, both times prefixed with Lamed, meaning "for an everlasting light." This yields the Number 383. Without the Lamed, we arrive at the phrase "Everlasting Light" and the Number 353. Both of these numbers are prime, and both play key roles in the Structure of the Decalogue:

Everlasting Light


Aur Olam

= 353


For an Everlasting Light


L'Aur Olam

= 383

Both of these related primes appear in the structure of different divisions of the HoloDec. First, the entire Decalogue divides in accordance with the two primes 499 and 383:

The Ten Commandments
Ia     2495  =  5 x 499    5 x ONE GOD
Ib to X  45960 = 120 x 383 120 x FOR AN EVERLASTING LIGHT

The theme of Law and Light integrates with so many verses they can not all be listed. Here are a few of the more obvious:

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life: [Proverbs 6.23]

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. [Isaiah 8.20]

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. [Psalm 119.105]

If we now subdivide the above division into the first Three and the last Seven Commandments, we arrive at this structure based on the prime numbers 353 and 443, the latter being the value of The Logos (The Word) from the Logos Holograph:

The Ten Commandments
Ia   2495 =   5 x 499    5 x ONE GOD
Ib to III  17720 = 40 x 443  40 x THE WORD
IV to X  28240 = 80 x 353  80 x EVERLASTING LIGHT

This is not a random structure. It is built on chunks of FORTY which are, of course, multiples of TEN. This is the intrinsic alphanumeric structure of the Holy Decalogue!

40 x 443 (The Word) + 80 x 353 (Eternal Light) = 120 x 383 (For an Eternal Light)

Dividing by 40 exposes a simple relation amonst the three primes:

1 x 443 + 2 x 353 = 3 x 383

Likewise, the multipliers also show a simple relationship: 40 + 80 = 120. The Number 40 is a fundamental structural number found throughout God's Word. The Numbers 80 and 120 are also highly significant, being the values of Foundation (Yesod) and Pillar (Amud):




= 80





= 120

These are the fundamental terms upon which the Law of God is structured. Of course, Yesod is the word used in the phrase Yesod HaTorah (Foundation of the Torah) which is numerically equivalent to the First Commandment. It is cognate with the other fundamental noun for Foundation - Mosad (110) - which also appears in the structure. The word "pillar" is the word used when God went before the children of Israel in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night." Likewise, this word is used in description of the two pillars - Jachin and Boaz - in Solomon's Temple. These words therefore suggest the Ten Commandments are built upon the Pillar and Foundation of the Everlasting Light:

HoloDec(Ia: X) = 45960 = 120 (Pillar) x 383 (For An Everlasting Light)
HoloDec(IV: X) = 45960 = 80 (Foundation) x 353 (Everlasting Light)

This is the Holy Decalogue!

The root of the modulating multiples of Ten - the Number 40 - is not only a dominant Biblical Number, but is directly associated with the giving of the Ten Commandments. We read again (Exodus 34.28):

And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

These three multiples of 40 that govern the structure of the HoloDec also governed the structure of the Life of Moses, to whom it was given:

The Life of Moses
At   40 Moses fled Egypt (Acts 7.23, 30)
At   80 Moses returned to rescue Israel (Exodus 7.7)
At 120 Moses died. (Deuteronomy 34.7)

There is a deep integration of the Number 40 with the Law which manifests throughout Scripture, even in its large-scale structure. The 39/40 division between the 39 Books of the Old Testament and the 27 New Testament books, which begins with the 40th book, Matthew. Of course, this pattern is perfectly mirrored in the Inner Wheel of Isaiah, where the Gospel Goes Forth with many KeyLinks between Isaiah 40 and Matthew. We see a hint at this structure in Deuteronomy 25.3 which limits punishment to fourty stripes. This is a deep integration of all three Threads - The BibleWheel, The Isaiah/Bible Correlation, and Gematria.

The image below displays many of the relations discussed in this article. But since the HoloDec is the Crown of the Torah representing the very Heart of God and all Scripture, the image conveys little more than a hint of the infinte depth of divine wisdom placed there by God:


This is the "chunkiest" gematria I have ever seen. It allows for a multitude of integrated relations, as we will see when we integrate the HoloDec with the other Holographs.

The three primes modulated my multiples of 40 also differ by chunks of Ten. We can write them in terms of the Number 343 (The Ark of God = 7 x 7 x 7), which will prove very significant in the integtration with other Holographs. I include the Number 373 (LOGOS) since it also is a structural prime found in the HoloDec:

HoloDec Primes in terms of
343 = 7 x 7 x 7
353 = 343 +   10
373 = 343 +   30
383 = 343 +   40
443 = 343 + 100

It needs be remembered that this mathematical structure emerges from the natural grammatical structure of the HoloDec. It is astounding that the entire structure divides according to chunks of Ten, but upon examination we see that it is not just any chunks of Ten, the chunks are actually chunks of 40 - the number that dominates Law in the Bible. The three modulating chunks - 40, 80, and 120 - that govern the overall structure of the HoloDec also govern the structure of the life of Moses to whom these words of God were given! Truly, there is no limit to the Wisdom of God!

Yet for all this, we have just begun. We have yet to consider the structure of the HoloDec as a whole ...

Next Article: Two Divisions of the Law

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