The Creation of Woman
It was not good for man to be alone, so the Lord God made a comparable helper.
Genesis 2:18 And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
So, God made a helper out of the side of Adam when he was in a deep sleep. The Hebrew text of Adam’s response is rich in truth and wisdom.
Consider the principles of this union between Adam and Woman, expressed when Adam received ‘Woman’, and elaborated by the words ‘because’ and ‘therefore’ in bold below:
Genesis 2:23-24 And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
First, the word ‘because’ prescribed that the name ‘Woman’ was related to the source of her creation which was ‘man’. This would become important after the ‘fall’ when woman was renamed to ‘Eve’ (and Eve was seen to represent, typologically, the spiritually living) because believers (or the ‘spiritually living’ or those ‘born-again’) are sourced from the living God. Names are important and God is looking for a people for His name – a people who would be known and named as those who had God as their ruler and proprietor – a reference to all believers. This first instance of the naming of ‘Woman’ (as related to her source) set the precedent for the future ‘spiritually living’ to also be named and associated with their source, namely the living God. The Apostle Peter detailed this principle when describing the salvation to the Gentiles:
Acts 15:14 Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name.
It is interesting that the early disciples were named ‘Christians’ by those living in Antioch – the name ‘Christians’ indicating their spiritual source of Christ.
Acts 11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. So it was that for a whole year they assembled with the church and taught a great many people. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
Secondly, the word ‘therefore’ of Genesis 2:24 speaks of God’s original design in that woman, having been sourced from man, should be reunited back with man in a physical and spiritual union. This subsequent ‘joining’, therefore, was a natural consequence, given that woman’s formative substance had been derived from man in the first place.
This ‘joining’ of man and woman (in the original design of God) was a union, both physically and spiritually. This union was ‘completeness’ and ‘wholeness’ for all humanity. Before the ‘fall’, this physical and spiritual union included God and would have completed a ‘triangular’ union between man, woman and God, in a perfect fellowship.
No wonder God would subsequently choose the ‘triangle’ to symbolise His restoration of this broken union – broken at the ‘fall’. These ‘triangles’ will be seen to manifest in scripture with people or people groups with whom God divinely intervenes, especially for salvation.
The Naming of Eve
When Adam renamed his wife to ‘Eve’, the narrative infers great wonder, wisdom and perhaps even joy from Adam.
Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
‘Eve’ means ‘life’ or ‘life spring’ and clearly Adam was incredibly upbeat in his choice. Don’t forget, this naming of ‘Eve’ by Adam was after the fall and so exhibits tremendous optimism from someone who has just taken down humanity through his disobedience! This name of ‘life’ or ‘life spring’ (for his wife) was especially poignant given Adam’s ‘fall’ introduced physical and spiritual death for all mankind!
So why was Adam so optimistic? The clue is found in the next verse:
Genesis 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin and clothed them.
The source of Adam’s wonder, wisdom and perhaps joy must have been an explanation of the Gospel from God. God had killed an animal and shed blood to provide Adam and Eve with ‘tunics of skin’. Blood is important and the Book of Hebrews states that, without the shedding of blood there is no remission (forgiveness) of sin.
Hebrews 9:22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
By killing an animal (and we do not know the type), God had represented the future death of His Son, Messiah, as the Lamb of God who would give His life for many (Mark 10:45). Adam and Eve would have heard this message and importantly, God would have offered them the choice to accept these ‘tunics of skin’ or to keep their own covering of fig leaves. They clearly took the divinely prepared ‘tunics of skin’ which spoke of their acceptance and belief of God’s provision for salvation and the plan of God regarding the future arrival of Messiah (the Lamb of God) 4000 bible years later.
This understanding and belief of Adam, following the devastating effects of the ‘fall’, for which Adam (and Eve) were personally responsible, would have brought great relief to Adam and no doubt ‘wonder’ in the wisdom of God, that God had prepared ahead of time, a plan of redemption and salvation. God had foreordained Messiah and His mission before the foundation of the world:
1 Peter 1:20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world…
The renaming of Adam’s wife to ‘Eve’ or ‘life’ was therefore an excellent and exuberant choice. Adam’s choice of ‘life’ or ‘life spring’ (as the new name of his wife, post ‘fall’), was surely an expression of the ‘new life’ spiritual provision of God (beyond physical pro-creation) – an intrinsic reference to those who would be spiritually born again, future from then – those who would receive spiritual life sourced from God’s redemptive plan.
As such, Eve was not just the physical mother of all of humanity, but also (because of her chosen name by Adam) a typological representation of all the spiritually living – those who would accept and believe the Gospel, namely all believers.
The underlying numbers in the original Hebrew support this typological assertion. The numerical value of Eve’s Hebrew name is 19 and the number ‘19’ is a prime number in mathematics. Prime numbers are ‘firsts’ (the English word ‘prime’ comes from the Latin word ‘primus’ which means ‘first’) and Eve was certainly a ‘first’ as the mother of all the physically living, but more significantly, the number ‘19’ is the eighth prime in mathematics and the number ‘eight’ has the biblical meaning of ‘resurrection’. Eve’s Hebrew name therefore speaks of all those who are spiritually born again and will be raised in resurrection – an event which the Bible promises to all believers in the first 6000 bible years of history. This event is called the first resurrection!
The Bridal Relationship of Believers with God
Our discussion of this ‘bridal’ relationship between believers and God is found elsewhere in the Bible. Israel is presented as the wife of Jehovah (Isaiah 54:1-8) and believers in the Christian Age are clearly the Bride of Messiah (Ephesians 5:32). The marriage relationship of Eve to Adam is therefore of supreme relevance as a typological picture of the bridal relationship between believers and God.
The Apostle Paul further described Adam as symbolic of Christ (in Romans 5:14) and also described the spiritual union of marriage as compatible with the spiritual union of Christ and His church:
Ephesians 5:30-32 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Moreover, the Hebrew word for ‘bride’ (‘kallah’) bears witness to this mysterious union of biblical marriage as it comes from the root meaning to ‘complete’ or ‘perfect’.
‘Eve’, in summary, is therefore an arch typological ‘prime’ of the spiritually living, of all believers in the first 6000 bible years of history. Specifically, those believers who will be resurrected at the first resurrection for the consummation of their respective marriages to God, in anticipation of the Sabbath Day’s rest, together, in the Millennial Kingdom.
The Precedent for Triangular Numbers – ‘Out of Man’
So, let’s look more deeply at the underlying mathematical narrative of these Hebrew creation texts for insight into how the Lord uses triangular numbers.
The most obvious mathematical operation which captures the creation of Eve from Adam would be that of ‘subtraction’ – Adam minus Eve – because Eve was taken out of the side of Adam.
Given every Hebrew letter (and therefore word) may be associated with a numerical value, this mathematical operation of ‘subtraction’ may be implemented!
The Hebrew word for ‘man’ in Genesis 1:26 has a numerical value of 45 and the Hebrew word for ‘Eve’ in Genesis 3:20 has a value of 19. The subtraction of 19 from 45 yields 26. (Please see the diagram below)
Now, the Hebrew word for ‘LORD’ (Yahweh) has a numerical value of ‘26’ (using Standard Method) with the first instance being in Genesis 2:4 (Hebrew: יהוה – Yod  + Hey  + Vav  + Hey  = 26) and this supports the union of the LORD God (Yahweh) with man and woman.
However, there is a more profound and vital discovery to be made within these numbers in these Hebrew creation texts. The Hebrew phrase ‘out of man’, which perfectly describes our mathematical operation of ‘Adam minus Eve’, has a numerical value of 351 and the number ‘351’ is the 26th triangular number. This is important! What this means is that God has embedded a triangular transformation and associated it with His mighty intervention to create Eve out of Adam. Because Eve is also symbolically associated with the spiritually living, ‘triangular numbers’ may be extended to be associated with the biblical interventions of God regarding salvation for all believers. As will be seen, this is precisely what is found in the biblical narrative for both the church and for believing Israel.
So, in summary, by carefully considering the numerical narrative of these foundational and formative creation texts, a biblical precedent is revealed for interventions of God (akin to the divine supernatural act of the creation of Eve), to be associated with triangular numbers!
The following diagram illustrates these considerations:
Triangular Numbers in the Bible
What exactly are triangular numbers? Consider in mathematics that certain numbers have characteristics. For example, some numbers are ‘odd’ and some numbers are ‘even’. Numbers also have characteristics which are figurative or pictorial, in other words, numbers which may be formed into simple geometrical shapes (e.g. triangles or pyramids).
Consider the number ‘three’ as an example. It is a triangular number because ‘three’ of something may be formed into a triangle. Not all numbers can form triangles and therefore not all numbers are ‘triangular’ – try making the shape of a triangle with ‘two’ or ‘four’ billiard balls (or any suitable object) as it cannot be done! With ‘three’, however, a triangle is easily formed.
The picture below is a triangle constructed from 15 billiard balls. This equal-sided triangle of 15 balls means that the number ‘15’ is a triangular number and because there are five rows, it is the fifth triangular number (in mathematics). Note that triangular numbers become rarer as numbers become higher.
The reason for this mathematical detail about triangular numbers is because we have just seen with Adam and Eve that the Bible uses triangular numbers to indicate major divine interventions of God!
Before looking at some biblical examples, consider the following verse:
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
Now, it is a mathematical fact that the number ‘666’ is a triangular number – the 36th triangular number and the calculation of the number ‘666’ can be nothing else except to count up (or calculate by counting up), beginning at 1, the levels which cumulatively create this 36th triangular number of ‘666’!
1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23+24+25+26+27+28+29+30+31+32+33+34+35+36 = 666
This is the calculation of the number ‘666’ and this, therefore, is the ‘wisdom’! The ‘understanding’ (of Revelation 13:18) is the discovery that triangular numbers are significant in the Bible and are associated with major divine interventions! This understanding is fundamental to the ‘Prime-Fulfilment Pattern’. The following three people groups are biblical examples of those who experience divine intervention associated with triangular numbers (and who each have their own prime-fulfilment pattern). Note that these three people groups are also all included in the first resurrection!
· The Completed Body of Christ is labelled with the number ‘153’ (the 17th triangular number) just before the Rapture.
· All believers in the 6000 bible years are labelled with the number ‘190’ (the 19th triangular number) up to the completion of the first resurrection.
· Believing Israel (post Rapture in the Tribulation) is labelled with the number ‘276’ (the 23rd triangular number), just before the second coming of Messiah at the end of the Tribulation.
As though to counterpoint the divine intervention of God for salvation, it appears that the Lord in His wisdom has allowed the use of the triangular number ‘666’ for the devil’s use in allowing men and women to buy and sell during the Tribulation – perhaps the devil’s counterfeit ‘salvation’.
The Elegant Symmetry of Eve
Now we are in the position to observe a beautifully elegant symmetry. When the triangular numbers for the salvation of the church and Israel are grouped together, this symmetry appears. Remember that ‘153’ is the 17th triangular number and ‘190’ is the 19th triangular number and ‘276’ is the 23rd triangular number. Also, it is significant that ‘17’, ‘19’ and ‘23’ are consecutive ‘prime’ numbers – numbers which are foundational and cannot be divided further (except by one and themselves). In fact, they are the 7th, 8th and 9th prime numbers. The following diagram illustrates this symmetry:
As can be seen in the diagram above, the prime numbers have a simple symmetry around the eighth prime number (‘19’). This asserts the theme of ‘resurrection’ as central because the number ‘eight’ in the Bible is the number of ‘resurrection’ (because there are eight personal resurrections detailed in all scripture – excluding Messiah’s resurrection).
Note also that the majority of believers represented in this diagram will be in the first resurrection and Eve is central as the typologically representative of all the ‘spiritually living’.
What is remarkable is how the Bible has drawn together all believers who are spiritually living or ‘born again’ (including Old Testament Saints) into such a symmetrical pattern.
Until recently, the central pillar of this symmetry, namely the 19th triangular number (‘190’) has been difficult to locate on the surface of scripture whereas, the other two triangle numbers – ‘153’ (the Completed Body of Christ) and ‘276’ (Believing Israel Post Rapture) – are readily found. The number ‘153’ is in John 21:11 and the number ‘276’ is in Acts 27:37. Both these passages of scripture are typologically rich passages for the church and believing Israel respectively – as detailed in the book ‘Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return’ (UBW) pages 107-133.
The number ‘190’ really has remained elusive. Remember that ‘190’ represents all believers (throughout all 6000 bible years of history) who have been ‘born again’ and who will partake in the first resurrection before the Millennial Kingdom. How appropriate, therefore, that the number ‘190’ has now been found in the Parable of the Sower where the ‘seed’ (the word of God) is sown into different types of ground (the heart of a man). The seed sown on the ‘good ground’ represents the heart of a man, woman or child who becomes a believer and receives the word of God in their heart and is ‘born again’.
Matthew 13:8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
It is here that the number ‘190’ manifests in the Bible and in a passage to do with all believers. Add up the numbers ‘100’ and ‘60’ and ‘30’ and the result is ‘190’.
God Signifies His Intervention with Triangular Numbers
So, triangular numbers mark a major divine intervention upon significant people (or groups) in the Bible! Why would God do this? Well, the Lord wants to catch the attention of believers who are ‘seeking’. He wants them to observe His mathematical signature within His word and it is remarkable how these biblical numbers underpin prophetic truth.
More has been discovered and the Lord’s mathematical signature does not stop with triangular numbers. Incrementally, over a period of four years (from 2015 to 2019), Jonathan Hill discovered a more sophisticated and detailed pattern which mapped the progression of the major ‘groups’ (listed above) through to a biblical ‘fulfilment’. Jonathan called this pattern the prime-fulfilment pattern and it contains four numbers for each ‘group’ including a ‘theme’, a ‘prime’, a ‘triangular’ and a ‘pyramid’ (tetrahedral) number. Each of the prime-fulfilment patterns, discovered (in the Bible) to date, are discussed in detail in the audio studies.
‘Out of Man’ (351) and the Bride of Christ (153)
As a final thought, let us revisit the original Hebrew of the creation verses for Eve.
Genesis 2:21-23 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man, He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.”
Several biblically significant numbers appear and depict the dependencies between Adam and Eve and God.
The ‘creation of Eve’, which was typical of ‘the spiritual regeneration of all believers’ is captured in the triangular number ‘351’ and its reflective symmetry of ‘153’ (the number of the ‘completed church’).
Note that the numbers ‘351’ and ‘153’ are both ‘triangular’ numbers. The creation of Eve from the rib of Adam (in a deep sleep) is typical of the creation of the Bride of Christ out of the side of Messiah also in the deep sleep of death. Note that the unity intended in the original design of Adam and Eve (which is on a par with the unity of Christ and His church – Ephesians 5:30-32), is central to the following prayer of Jesus in John 17:20-26.
John 17:20-26 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
Further thoughts on the above diagram:
• The church in her role as the Bride of Christ is ‘perfected’ and ‘completed’ at the moment of meeting Messiah at the Rapture. The number ‘153’ is already biblically known to represent the completed Bride of Christ.
• The number ‘306’ is twice ‘153’ and ‘twice 153’ speaks of the ‘wife of Jehovah’ and the ‘Bride of Christ’ as a type of ‘all believers’.
• There are precisely 351 instances of (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek) words in the whole (original) text of Bible with a numerical value ‘200’ where the number ‘200’ speaks of ‘insufficient’ Israel (wife ‘Israel’ without her husband). See the book ‘Unlocking the Sign Miracles of John in the Consummation of the Age’ and the chapter on ‘Feeding the Five Thousand (John 6:1-14) – Sign 4’.
• The Hebrew meaning of the word ‘bone’ also means ‘substance’ or ‘self’ (Strong’s Number 6106). This draws attention to the insufficiency of the independent ‘self’ before God.
• There are 57 Hebrew letters in the original text of Genesis 2:23 and the number ‘57’ is three times the number ‘19’ (3 x 19 = 57) where ‘19’ is the number of ‘Eve’. The number ‘57’ represents the entire Christian Dispensation (being the number of hours that Jesus was in the tomb) and the number three, here, speaks of the three days tomb-time for Messiah – which typologically represent the tomb-time for the entire Christian Dispensation before the resurrection of the Body of Christ at the Rapture. The ‘threes’ also represent ‘divine perfection’ – for more details see the teaching paper on ‘The Gentile Pentecost’.
• The central word (which is also the eighth word) in Genesis 2:23 is ‘of my flesh’ and has a numerical value of ‘66’ (using Ordinal Method). This speaks of the restoration of the pure, pristine and apostolic word (‘of my flesh’) at the beginning (‘66’ as the 11th triangular number) of the Consummation of the Age. The restoration of the Word leads to resurrection (‘eight’). See the book ‘Unlocking the Sign Miracles of John in the Consummation of the Age’ and the chapter on ‘Water Changed to Wine (John 2:2-12) – Sign 1’.
• The numbers ‘351’ and ‘153’ speak of all believers who are a ‘witness’ while their ‘husband’ is working and the reflective symmetry in the above diagram resembles the Menorah or ‘light’ before the curtain of the Holy of Holies in the Hebrew Tabernacle/Temple.
• The words for ‘bone’ and ‘woman’ are symmetrical in that both are two words away from the central word ‘flesh’. This appears to emphasise the importance of the ‘flesh of Jesus’ to the spiritual life of the believer, as typified by woman.
John 6:51 “I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”