Remen, Egyptian and where this Ancient Measure Came From. There are several sources of ancient measures. All are valid. Jay Hambidge lectured about his discovery: The Ancient Canon of Measures. This was at the turn of the 20th century. He started with a square. Each side measured 1 Egyptian remen. Then he drew a diagonal from an upper corner. It bisected the base (half diagonal is not in picture below. He shows other measures in this particular diagram). This “half diagonal” is also basic to ancient measure. Incidentally, this half diagonal is 1.118 times longer than any of the one remen square’s sides. The number 1.118 is the key concept of Judaism as follows:
- The most sacred prayer in Judaism is the Shema Yisroel. It declares the oneness of God. שְׁמַע, יִשְׂרָאֵל: יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְהוָה אֶחָד. (Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One). The Scripture is taken from Deuteronomy 6:4.
- In many Middle eastern languages letters doubled as the numbers. There was no separate number system like English. Translating the words to numbers, they equal 1,118. It is the same as the ratio of the half diagonal to any side of the initial square. Anyone who knows Hebrew can double check my figures.
- This system is popularly called “gematria”-a Greek word. John Michell discusses this topic in his numerous works.
The Egyptian Remen Comes From a Formula Involving the 3 x 3 Number Square in Its traditional Arrangement
Work with your calculator to double check me.
- Add the numbers around the central 5 (I term these numbers p1 which stands for perimeter one). The eight numbers total 40.
- Then add them two at the time overlapping the numbers. (I call this p-2. This stands for perimeter two: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440. Now take the number three at the time.
- Overlap the third with the first number. I call this p-3. This stands for perimeter three. 492 + 276 + 618 + 834 = 2,220.Then (p-1) is 40 + (P-2) is 440 + ( P-3) 2,220 = 2700. Finally, Divide the 2700 total of p1 + p2 + p3 by/ p3(2220) or 40 + 440 + 2220/2220 = 1.2162…virtually one Egyptian remen.
This is most appropriate because numerous sources call this tiny 3 x 3 number square the engineer’s number square. I have been spent years searching out how ancient builders worked with it, worldwide. On the Great Pyramid of Egypt, each side of the square base = 440 cubits (perimeter two’s numerical total).
Why all this fuss? Peace is based on what we all have in common. This tiny number square provides the seed of peace in this regard. It needs to be planted and cultivated. Now is the time. The engineer’s number square can give us an harmonious vision for mankind.