Good: God’s Word That Describes Creation. Why would our Creator look at the various days of His Creation and call them good? He uses the words: “God saw that it was good.” That describes most of the days of His Creation in Genesis 1:1. If our Creator only ranks his work with this adjective; how can anything that us mortals do rank as “excellent”? The answer calls for a quick lesson in Hebrew.
- Letters and numbers shared the same symbol. Therefore, every letter, word, phrase or sentence had a numerical value.
- In Genesis most days of Creation are described by our Creator with the word: טוב, “Tov”-good.
- Hebrew is read right to left. The 1st letter, “Tes”, is also 9. The second letter “Vav” is 6; the third letter “Veis” is also 2. Thus, 9 + 6 + 2 = 17.
Exploring the Source of Good
So, what’s so special about 17. Why even consider it? It is the characteristic number of the traditional arrangement below of this 4 x 4 number square. Any two opposite numbers on this square total 17. Example 16 + 1 =17. 10 + 7 = 17. 9 + 8 = 17 etc. Number squares played a prominent role in antiquity. The works of John Michell gives one an excellent introduction to many of the ancient uses of number squares. His New View Over Atlantis is one of my favorites.
“But”, you say,”that’s nice. But, it doesn’t explain how our Creator uses this particular number square!” Here’s the answer. Look up the terms phi and Fibonacci series. I also blog about these. Life, and yes, some authors claim that even the stock market, develop by the following series of numbers, The sequence is 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89…Each number is the sum of the preceding two. Now take a closer look at the picture of our 4 x 4 number square directly above. 16 + 5 = 21 (Fibonacci), 3 + 10 = 13 (Fibonacci);9 + 4 = 13 (Fibonacci); 6 + 15 = 21 (Fibonacci). With the core or central four numbers; 10 + 11 + 6 + 7 = 34 (Fibonacci).
Why Our Music is Good
Review my blogs. A lot of our music is set up by this 4 x 4 number square, The double phrase has a period of 8 bars of music each. Each phrase is set up by four bars of music. The standard double period, used even in most of our popular music is 16 bars. Thus, 4 x 4 = 16. Thus, Creation and music may both be best described by the featured word- Good.