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The Life Foundations Nexus
THE MATHEMATICAL PROPERTIES OF THE ANCIENT GREEK NEW TESTAMENT
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
There are a host of witnesses to the divine authorship of the Bible. Today, we bring to your attention another one – the “mathematical properties of the ancient Greek New Testament.” Note that this is just the tip of “the tip of the iceberg” on what we have to present.
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This is one of Dr. Bisconti’s first graphic analyses of the vocabulary of the ancient Greek New Testament, made in 1980. There are some remarkable things to note:
The vocabulary data “steps up” and “steps down.” The vocabulary data is the red area on the graph. It consists of the “verbal IQs” of every word in the “KJV Greek New Testament,” the Textus Receptus CSR9 (see the Excel 2000 download at http://lfnexus.com/biblicaltechnologystudies.htm). Note that Dr. Bisconti pioneered the use of verbal IQs and, currently, is the only one in the world using the “Verbal IQ Methodology of Linguistic Analysis.” But, getting back to our main point, the step-up, step-down characteristic shows symmetry in the language of the TR-CSR9. In other words, the vocabulary “starts out with a few easy words, proceeds to many words that require a little thought, and ends up with a few extremely difficult words that require a lot of thought.” This is language designed for a huge population, for a world audience.
Another thing to note (statisticians will appreciate this) is the R2 value. The value is very close to 1; that is, .9833. The closer the R2 value is to 1 the more reliable are any linguistic predictions made based on the graph trendline (the yellow curve on the graph). Keep in mind that this graph (one of over ten million) has been refined and super-refined over the years so that, using a super-refined version of this graph, we are currently able to utilize the full potential of the best computers, virtual supercomputers, and supercomputers in existence today.
Finally, there is:
y = 2E-23x6 - 2E-19x5 - 2E-14x4 + 5E-10x3 - 4E-06x2 + 0.0193x + 35.343
Dr. Bisconti has named this the “Crude Linguistic Polynomial” or “LPc” for short. The inclusion of the word “Crude” is due to the fact that this equation has been refined over the years (looming competition and the danger of copyright infringement prevent us from publishing the “LPr,” the “Refined Linguistic Polynomial” on the Internet AT THIS TIME). Nevertheless, amazingly, it is correct 99.9999999% of the time. With this equation, we can program computers to calculate probabilities and “infinite probabilities” (rule creation followed by rule confirmation) that a given linguistic sequence (phrase, clause, or sentence) is consistent with ancient Greek THE WAY IT WAS SPOKEN IN THE TIME OF JESUS AND THE TIME OF THE APOSTLE PAUL!
Food for thought: Do the Alexandrian manuscripts conform to the LPc?