What makes this so
important is that these patterns are so strong
if any letter had been miscopied, added, or omitted, it could be
uniquely replaced by reference to the pattern of the other letters alone.
The 7-turn spiral pattern and the “AABA” pattern of the letters whose Base-3 positions are mirror images, when combined, enable us to “repair” any lost or miscopied letter.
For example, if one of the Tavs were missing, we would notice
that Tav-Vav pairings were defective when compared to
the regular “AABA” pattern of all of the other pairs of letters with
mirror image Base-3 counts. There are three He's (011) and one Mem
(110). The same is true for the three Resh's (201) and the one
Lamed (102), etc. If we believe that the pattern is not likely to
be broken, then the “AABA” pattern of the other Base-3 pairs tells us
to expect to find the same pattern for the Tavs
If this is true, then if we find that there are two Tavs, we know that there must actually be a total of three Tavs in the first verse of Genesis. If we do not find three then there must be one missing. Further we know that, if the pattern of the other letter pairs holds, there must be one pairing of Tav (210) with another Tav AND there must be one pairing of a Tav (210) with the one Vav (012) which also must be in the first verse. If instead of a questionable Tav, we have the expected (from the pattern of the other letters) three Tavs and we do not see a Vav, then we know that a Vav must be missing. The symmetry of the spiral pattern even suggests where we should replace the (hypothetically) missing Vav to return the first verse to its intended reading.
If any letter had been miscopied, it could be detected because it would not have a Base-3 twin and it would not be one of the letters whose Base-3 counts are symmetrical. (A symmetrical letter can only be paired with a twin of itself.) Likewise, there would likely be other letters that almost formed the regular “AABA” pattern but with a letter seemingly missing. The odd letter, the missing letter, the “AABA” pattern and the toroidal/spiral pattern all combine to enable us to“repair” the text if it has been damaged and needs its letters “re-paired” with each other. (Pun intended.)
There are some situations were the patterns that we have found in the letter sequence of first verse of Genesis will not enable us to unambiguously correct errors. Usually only one letter can be corrected, because if there are two or more errors the first verse is not long enough to express a pattern strong enough to be trusted and explicit. When more of the text can be examined and these patterns can be refined from a much longer sequence of letters it should be possible to correct more potential errors. On average we estimate that each verse allows for the correction of one letter. Thus the greater the number of verses, the more potential errors can be corrected. This assumes that the patterns continue in a coherent fashion. There is independent evidence from researchers at UCLA and Hebrew University that there are letter level patterns throughout the Hebrew Bible. Meru’s findings suggest how and why these patterns arise and what they may mean.
The presence of error-correcting patterns is by itself significant. There is no meaning to correcting a meaningless pattern.
These patterns strongly imply that the Hebrew Bible has significant meaning encoded in the sequence of letters that make up the texts. Kabbalists have always claimed that this was so, but it has been hard to prove. Even statistical evidence of letter patterns does not really help because statistics do NOT provide meaning.
The patterns we have found are likely statistically verifiable, but that is not the most significant finding. Statistical patterns can be due to meaningful or meaningless causes. The patterns Meru Foundation has found are meaningful in themselves regardless of statistical tests. The patterns in Genesis generate an elegant model of Continuous Creation that helps to explain and explicate many Kabbalistic teachings that have eluded understanding and it generates the letters of the Hebrew alphabet in a way the confirms the traditional claim that they are natural, universal, and applicable as a bridge between physics and consciousness.
Read the related article, Genesis and the Sepher Yetzirah, which uses principles developed in the above essay.
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