Cords of a Man

Hosea 11:3 & 4 have always been among my favorite passages of Scripture.

“I taught Ephraim also to go along (walk), taking them by their arms,

but they knew not that I healed them.

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love:

and was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws,

and I laid meat unto them.”

These verses provide a most endearing picture of how deeply our Lord Jesus Christ cares for His creation!

The ESV translation says of the last line, “I knelt down and I fed them.”

How absolutely precious!

More recently, I began to ponder the words “cords of a man” and wondered what the numbers

would reveal. Much to my surprise, the word “cords” is used only one time in

the New Testament - John 2:15, which says…

“And when He (Jesus) had made a scourge of small cords, He drove

them all out of the Temple, and the sheep, and the oxen;

and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables.”

The Greek word for “cords” is σχοινιων and has a numeric value of 1790

1790 is the numeric value of Exodus 12:38, which says…

“And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks,

and herds, even very much cattle.”

וְגַם־עֵ֥רֶב רַ֖ב עָלָ֣ה אִתָּ֑ם וְצֹ֣אן וּבָקָ֔ר מִקְנֶ֖ה כָּבֵ֥ד מְאֹֽד

Remarkably, the numbers related to the word “cords” in the Hebrew also lead to the Exodus.

Come, Follow Me…

The word "cords" appears in 26 verses in the Bible (KJV).

In Hebrew, "cords" is חבל (chebel), which has a numeric value of 40

26 = YHVH

40 = the number of years the Israelites

wandered in the desert before entering the Promised Land.

The phrase “I drew them cords of a man” has a numeric value of 498

Beginning from position 498 in pi, phi and e are the three numbers 973 respectively.

The cord…

“Jesus” = Yeshua = 386 = יושע

“Messiah” = Mashiach = 358 = משיח

“Son of Man” = Ben Adam = 97 = בן אדם

“Messiah Son of David” = Mashiach Ben David = 424 = משיח בן דוד

386 + 358 + 97 + 424 = 1265

Preceding 1265 in its first occurrence of pi are the three numbers 783

The numeric string 1265 appears at the 17,810 decimal digit of Pi.
              ^ <-- 17,810 digit

Occupying position 888 (“Jesus”) in pi, phi and e respectively are the three numbers 783!

Beginning from position 783 in pi are the three numbers 973

25 decimal digits of Pi starting from position 783


The word “Jesus” appears 973 times in the Bible (KJV)!

Beginning from position 1265 in pi, phi and e respectively are the three numbers 245

The phrase “Lord of Hosts” appears 245 times in the Bible (KJV)!

The Hebrew word for “cords” (חבל / chebel) [H2256] is often translated

as “sorrows” or “pains of travail”.

Philippians 2:8 says,

“And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself.”

This phrase has a numeric value of 6566

In its first occurrence of pi, the number 6566 is surrounded by 440 and 430,

with the 430 being followed by the number 86

The numeric string 6566 appears at the 514th decimal digit of Pi.
             ^ <-- 514th digit

440 + 430 = 870

870 is the numeric value of “The Lord” (Ο Κυριος)

440 is the numeric value of:

Cup of Trembling (סף רעל)

Sufferings (παθηματα)

Little / Least (μικρος)[G3398]

Perfect / Integrity (תם) [H8537]

In the Strong’s Concordance H430 is the word “Elohim” (אלהים)

which has a numeric value of 86

Following the number 430 in its first occurrence of pi are

the two numbers 86!

H430 is translated as “God” 2346 times in the Bible (KJV)

It’s interesting because 430 is the number of years between the time the promise

was given to Abraham (Hebrew year 2018) and the Law given to Moses (2448).

In the Hebrew year 2346, the Israelites would have been in Egypt for 108 years,

having entered in the year 2238

2346 - 2238 = 108

“For God so loved the world

that He gave His only begotten Son…”

The Scriptures do not specifically state the exact timings of Christ’s birth and crucifixion,

although I do believe there is way to ascertain them by the numbers found within the Exodus itself.

430 is the numeric value of both “law” and “number” in the Greek:

Law (νομος)

Number (αριθμος)

The Law was given so that sin might be revealed through the perfect standard of an Almighty God.

“7” is the number which denotes perfection.


430 x 7 = 3290

In the Strong’s Concordance, H3290 is the name “Jacob”, which has a numeric value of 182

Jacob was the Patriarch who lead the Israelites in to Egypt.

182 - 108 = 74

The number of families that went into Egypt after Joseph were 74!

Joseph, having been sold into slavery by his brothers went in first,

followed by Jacob, Leah, Zilpah and Bilhah along with an additional 70 family members.

74 is the numeric value of:

“The Covenants” (αι διαθηκαι) (Romans 9:4)

The current Hebrew year is 5779

5779 - 3290 (Jacob) = 2489

In the year 2488, Moses dies and the Israelites cross the Jordan thus

entering into their Promised Land.

2488 - 2489 on the Hebrew calendar would have been their

first full year in the land, and thus a Jubilee!

The Israelites spent 210 years in bondage in Egypt before

being lead out by the Lord of Hosts.

Preceding the number 108 in its first occurrence in phi

are the three numbers 210!

There were exactly 26 Jubilee’s from the entry of the Israelites

into the Promised Land and the onset of Christ’s ministry,

of which He said…

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me

to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,

to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind,

to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

A Jubilee…

Tishri 10 of 2488 to Tishri 10 of 2489 = the first Jubilee year.

Precisely 26 Jubilee’s later (1300 years) is the Hebrew year 3788 = 28 AD.

The year 2028 on the Gregorian calendar will be exactly

40 Jubilee’s (2000 years) for a total of 66 Jubilee’s of 3300 years.

Remarkably, the year Abraham was given the Promise (2018) parallels the

Hebrew year 5778-5779 on the Gregorian calendar 2018-2019.

Had the Israelites not tested God on the way out of Egypt, they

would have reached the Promised Land the same year they left Egypt 2448.

Adding the 3300 years of the 66 Jubilee’s to 2448

we arrive at the Hebrew year 5748

5779 - 5748 = 31

31 AD would have been the year that our Lord was crucified at the age of 33.

We are told in Luke 2:46-47 that at the age of 12, the child Jesus

was found “sitting in the midst of the doctors [teachers] both

hearing them, and asking them questions [teaching].

And all that heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.”

The 12th letter of the Alephbet (Hebrew alphabet) is ל (lamed)

“Lamed” is the tallest Hebrew letter and symbolizes a rod or staff

as commonly used by a shepherd or even a king.

A similar word “lamad” (למוד) means to teach, learn, point, prick or goad

and has a numeric value of 74

(The number of families that followed Joseph into Egypt)

"Now when they heard this (that they had crucified the King of Glory),

they were pricked in their heart,

and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles,

Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

Acts 2:36

The ordinal value of “lamad” is 12, while the standard value is 30

Jesus was about thirty (30) when He began to teach.

The word translated “doctors” in Luke 2:46 is G1320

In reference to Jesus (specifically), G1320 is translated as “Master”

a total of 40 times, and “Teacher” 10 times in the KJV.

The word “cords” from Hosea 11:4 has a numeric value of 40.

Jesus would have been 12 years old in 10 AD!

440 - 430 = 10

Knowing that he began to teach in 28 AD at the age of 30,

we can then reason that He would have been crucified in 31 AD at the age of 33.

33 - 12 = 21

12 is the mirror image of 21

Following the number 1221 in its first occurrence of pi

are the three numbers 033!

The numeric string 1221 appears at the 8,731st decimal digit of Pi.
              ^ <-- 8,731st digit

And the 66 Jubilee’s?

66 is the numeric value of the following:

The Lord (האדון)

Thy God (אלהיך)

Son of David (בן דוד)

The Lord is his Name (שם יהוה) [Ord]

As well as the Ordinal value of:



Surely, there is a cord being established here…



2018 + 10 = 2028

Following 2028 in its first occurrence of phi is a double 93

The numeric string 2028 appears at the 13,219th decimal digit of the Golden Ratio (Phi).
                ^ <-- 13,219th digit

93 is the numeric value of “agape” or “love” (αγαπη) in the Greek.

John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the word, and the word

was with God, and the word was God’”

This phrase has a numeric value of 3627

3627 = 39 x 93

39 is the numeric value of “The Lord is One” (יהוה אחד), while

“one” (אחד) has a numeric value of 13

The Shema states:

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD”

and we are commanded to love the Lord our God with three things…

“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with

all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

3 x 13 = 39

3627 is also the numeric value of the following verse:

“And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring

a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.

Numbers 15:27


As we know…

26 is the numeric value of YHVH.

666 is the number of man.

Verse number 26662 of the Bible (KJV) is John 13:31

“Therefore, when he (Judas Iscariot) was gone out, Jesus said,

Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him’.”

The mirror image of 13 is 31

Following the number 1331 in its first occurrence of pi are the three numbers 086!

The numeric string 1331 appears at the 16,019th decimal digit of Pi.
                ^ <-- 16,019th digit

86 is the numeric value of “Elohim” (God)

John 13:31 consists of 18 Hebrew words and 74 letters!

18 is the number of life

74 is the numeric value of “lamad” (למוד) meaning “to teach”

We may also note that it is preceded by the string 331001

10 and its mirror image 01

The number 10 is interesting because we are seeing it throughout this text

and it symbolizes completeness of an order or cycle, where nothing is lacking or wanting;

meaning that all things are perfect and the whole cycle is complete.

The entire verse of John 13:31 has a numeric value of 8218

8218 = 2 x 7 x 587

587 is the numeric value of “giveth” (τιθησιν) from John 10:11 which says,

“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”

The phrase “now is the Son glorified” = 3887

3887 = 13 x 13 x 23

23 is the numeric value of the following:

Sin (Offering) (חטאה) (from Psalm 32:1)

Thread (חוט) [H2339]

Brightness (זיו) [H2122] 


The Son of Man and His Brightness…

The phrase “Son of Man” was first spoken by the prophet Ezekiel in chapter 2 verse 1.

Ezekiel is the 26th book of the Bible (KJV)

26 = YHVH

21 = “I AM”

The phrase “now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him”

has a numeric value of 6195

In its first occurrence in pi, the number 6195 is surrounded by 301 and 056

The numeric string 6195 appears at the 23,960 decimal digit of Pi.
              ^ <-- 23,960 digit

301 is the Full value of “Elohim” (אלהים)

56 is the numeric value of YHVH when spelled with a “lamed” in front ליהוה

6195 begins from position 23,960

23 we have already seen…

Following the number 5778 in its first occurrence of pi are the three numbers 960

The numeric string 5778 appears at the 632nd decimal digit of Pi.
             ^ <-- 632nd digit

960 is the numeric value of Psalm 24:10 which says…

“Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.”


I have written much here about the going in to Egypt. What comes to mind now

are the dreams that Joseph had which caused his brothers to despise him.

In Genesis 37:7 we learn that at the age of 17 (which just happens to be the number of verses

the phrase “Jesus of Nazareth” is found in) Joseph had a dream that his sheaf stood taller than

the other sheaves, and all were making obeisance to him. In his second dream, it is the Sun, Moon

and 11 stars that are making obeisance.

In verse 10, it is Jacob who interprets the dreams, saying “And he told it to his father, and to his brethren:

and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed?

Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?”

This is an obvious reference to the Zodiac Signs which were an integral part of the

Patriarchs understanding before the written word came into being.

On the fourth day of creation, God placed two great lights in the firmament: the “greater” light

to rule the day, and a “lesser” light to rule the night, both of which give their light to the earth.

He also created the stars and set them in the sky “for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years”.

The Creator of all that is in the heavens and earth is known in Hebrew as “Elohim”

“Elohim” has a numeric value of 86

In its first occurrence in pi, the number 86 begins from position 74 (teacher)!

The 74th prime number is 373

373 is the numeric value of “Arise, shine” at the opening of Isaiah 60, which says…

“Arise, shine; for thy Light is come and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.”

The 26th prime number is 101

The first occurrence on 101 in pi begins from position 852

852 is the numeric value of the 3rd verse in Isaiah 60 which prophesies

of a time when Zion (the House of David) will become a light unto the nations…

“And the Gentiles shall come into thy light,

and the kings to the brightness of thy rising.”

101 is the numeric value of Malachi, the last prophet before the first coming of Christ.

Malachi also prophesied of this day saying,

“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise

with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”

The Prophet Isaiah said,

Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the

hand of the LORD the cup of his fury;

thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, 

and wrung them out…

Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments,

O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come

into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.”

The year 2028 on the Gregorian calendar corresponds to the Hebrew year 5789

The number 5789 begins from position 10,366 in its first occurrence of pi

The numeric string 5789 appears at the 10,366th decimal digit of Pi.
                ^ <-- 10,366th digit

The number 10 denotes the completeness of a cycle…

The 366th word in the Bible (KJV) is השמים (HaShamayim)

and is translated as “the heavens” in Genesis 1:1, or

"the air" (meaning "the sky") in verse 28.

In its first occurrence of e, the number 366 is centered on the number 541…Israel!

The numeric string 366 appears at the 540 decimal digit of E.
            ^ <-- 540 digit

The unbreakable thread between the heavens and Israel is

the Lord Jesus Christ!

The Gospel written in the sky is soon coming to its completion.

Therefore the Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans, saying…

“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:

for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.


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