From Adam To Noah-The Numbers Game

From Adam To Noah-The Numbers Game

by Leonard Timmons

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The genealogy of Adam in Genesis Chapter 5 is a number puzzle that encodes a fully functional calendar! "From Adam to Noah-The Numbers Game" shows you precisely how the Bible writers encoded a calendar into the ages of Adam and his children in Genesis 5. It then goes on to show how the Bible writers designed their calendar puzzle so that anyone who managed to solve it would be certain they had the correct solution. Proof of a highly accurate calendar encoded within the numbers of Genesis 5 is a revolution in our understanding of Genesis. It allows us to dramatically revise our understanding of the entire Bible.

To truly understand why a calendar puzzle exists within the Bible, we have to explore the reasons why someone several thousand years ago would enshrine a calendar in such an ingenious puzzle. That exploration leads to new and insightful interpretations of each of the stories in Genesis 1 to 11: The creation, Adam and Eve, Abel and Cain, Noah's ark, the story of Noah and his wine, and Tower of Babel story.

Most of us have been taught that the Bible was written to be understood. The existence of the calendar puzzle forces us to recognize that those who wrote the Bible hid things there that they did not want everyone to understand. They hid a world view that they never state explicitly. We will find that this philosophy inspired them to create the calendar puzzle, and that the way they viewed the world is more important and more fascinating than the calendar itself.

In this book you will experience what it is like to discover something very new hidden within something very old. You'll discover that this new thing was ancient knowledge when the Bible was written. Remember the story of the pearl of great price? A merchant, upon finding a pearl of great value, sold everything he had and bought it. The calendar in Genesis is such a pearl. If you're looking, don't miss this chance to own one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983383109
Publisher: Sliding Stories, LLC
Publication date: 01/05/2012
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 921,150
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

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From Adam to Noah--the Numbers Game: Why the Genealogy Puzzles of Genesis 5 and 11 Are in the Bible 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
scartertn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I had a really tough time following the logic in the second chapter regarding the calendar structure of the various ages. He also tended to ramble quite a bit. Regardless, I did enjoy the commentary regarding Adam and Eve.
fdholt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This review was written for LibraryThing Member GiveawayFrom Adam to Noah is a close look at the first 11 chapters of the Bible with a new interpretation of the stories outlined there. Leonard Timmons has been fascinated with the genealogies in this section of Genesis and, through years of research, found evidences that these were really a set of calendars, perfect year, divisible year and lunar year. These were a puzzle hidden in plain sight and written to test the abilities of prophets and their powers of prediction and reliability. He explains why numbers were important to ancient writers. He then connects the Garden of Eden with the story of Noah, stating that these are not literal stories. (This tends to explain how Cain found a wife as did Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve.) He also explains his concepts of the Face of God (what he calls the Ultimate Meta-knowledge Relationship or UMkR), the Son of God, sons of men and many other theological concepts. His interpretation of the Bible and its meaning radically differs from accepted Biblical criticism today.The book has numerous illustrations, very necessary in trying to follow his reasoning, especially in Chapter 2 where he outlines his calculations for the calendars. (And, even with a heavy science and math background, I found my eyes glazing over during this chapter.) There are footnotes further explaining concepts. References to the text with full citations are found in the back of the book. However the book would have benefited with a full bibliography citing his sources. There is also an index, allowing a reader to check back on a concept while reading.For literal Christians, this book would be a very difficult read. For those whose minds are open to other interpretations, this is a new and fresh approach whether you believe the author's reasoning is correct, partially correct or totally wrong. He feels that the Bible was not the inspired ¿Word of God¿ but a test for gifted learners. I tend to look at the Genesis stories as the way an ancient people without the scientific knowledge of today looked at themselves and the world about them. And the stories are similar throughout the ancient world. The author does not print his credentials in the book; however I wish he would have done so. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering. (That was my ¿aha!¿ moment ¿ only a scientist would be this meticulous and thorough in researching a book like this and citing his sources.) As far as I can tell, he does not have any formal theological education but has done a lot of study in the area, including attending religious retreats.You may be disturbed by this book and its new ideas; however it will make you think about what you do believe and why it is important to you.
TedWitham on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This ambitious book aims to demonstrate that an accurate solar calendar puzzle has been embedded in the pages of Genesis. This becomes the basis for a new `scientific¿ way of reading the Bible as the report of a school for insight. Leonard Timmons is an engineer, and hopes that his book is written with an `engineer¿s spirit¿. The book proceeds by engaging us deeply in the search for the calendar and then opening out the discussion to wider Biblical issues.The proof that there is a solar calendar hidden in the text is mathematical. The ages of the patriarchs and the years before or after Noah¿s flood are manipulated to show a regular calendar of 365 days with four intercalary days after four years. I found the maths difficult to follow. They depended partly on `special looking¿ numbers like 777 and partly on multipliers (182 x 2 + 1 = 365). Mr Timmons makes no mention of the fact that Hebrew has no numbers, the letters of the alphabet standing in for them, and I wondered whether the relationship between the value and the shape of the number would always apply. For example, 777 does look somewhat `special¿ in Hebrew, where it is written 7 hundreds 7 tens and 7, with the seventh letter of the alphabet (zayin - ¿ ) in the place of the 7. Overall, I was happy to go along with Mr Timmons¿s discovery of a calendar, but I was disappointed that no mention was made of similar uses of the Biblical texts. 1. Kabbalah, the mystic use of numbers dates back to at least the 5th Century BCE, and would have been a useful comparison and test of Mr Timmons¿s theory.2. A calendar is presented in the Bible. It seems to have two forms, pre- and post-Exilic, and these calendars are lunar rather than solar. In addition, other ancient civilisations, in particular neighbouring Egypt hid calendar puzzles in their monuments. What light did these other calendars shed on the Genesis 5 calendar?These would have contextualised and validated Mr Timmons¿s findings. Discovering the calendar puzzle provides Mr Timmons with a framework for understanding other aspects of the Bible. He interprets the Flood story, for example, as a story not about water but about being flooded by people. The Flood, he claims, is the first time in history a fort (the Ark) was built to withstand a siege. This is an interesting interpretation: what concerns me is that Mr Timmons appears to believe his is the final interpretation. The idea of a fort fits the text, he says, so that is what it must be about. While I applaud his close reading of the text, I believe other interpretations are possible and readers must keep an open mind. Mr Timmons would have made these discussions clearer if he had pursued his insight that all the stories in Genesis 1-11 are artifices. Whether or not they describe historical events, stories are made up of words designed to communicate specific ideas. I wasn¿t sure when Mr Timmons saw a story as historical (the first siege) and when he saw them as guides to other truths (angels as insights). The book may have benefited overall from a tighter focus: is it about calendars, or is it about a way of reading the Bible? If it is about both, then the relationships between the calendar puzzle and the framework for understanding scripture needs to be clearer. It would surely have benefited from conversations with other sources, whether scholarship about other calendars, or the study of Biblical Hebrew and the limits of what can be known. Leonard Timmins has produced a fascinating thesis about the solar calendar and is clearly enthusiastic to share his findings with a wider audience. In the end, however, he did not provide me with a reason to care about his discovery, and to that extent, failed to carry me into the broader ideas he has about understanding the Bible.
CaroPg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the Member¿s Giveaway program at LibraryThing. I am afraid I did not enjoy the book as I expected. From the description of it, I thought it would be interesting to see what Timmons found. However, starting from chapter 2, the author lost me. It seems to me that he had a theory and then he accommodated the facts to support it. I am not a Bible word-by-word follower, so this has nothing to do with the message the Bible is supposed to have. The thing is, I am a scientist as well, and the way Timmons presented his book was, for me and a couple of my friends to whom I read excerpts from the book, a mix between A Beautiful Mind and The number 23. I think the fact that the author went through writing his hypothesis and his defense, is really admirable, but I am afraid he fails to explain it properly, and it ends up coming as he wants the numbers to fall into cases he already draw. The fact that he uses sentences as ¿this proves¿ or ¿this confirms¿ was a bit delicate for me, since all the reasoning s he makes goes round and round about his own point, but that does not mean anything proves anything. It would be as if I say that me taking a hot shower proves that water is supposed to be warm all the time. It simply doesn¿t. Also, the fact that he kept mentioning the significance of the 365 number, since is the number of days in a year¿that might be true, but the Gregorian Calendar, the one with 365 days in it wasn¿t established until the late 1500¿s, whereas by then there was already plenty copies of the ancient testament, with records of parts of the Bible on year 70 or 80 A. C. Something I enjoy in non-fictional books is how authors tell you facts, while carrying a story. This is the example of A.J. Jacobs or Richard Dawkins, both extremely different styles, yet really compelling. They take you through a story. With Timmons I¿m afraid I felt I was on a round point, circling his already established idea.
nylne on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
From Adam to Noah:The Numbers Game Leonard TimmonsThe Bible was not written by men inspired by God. It was not written to guide mankind according to God¿s desire. Instead the Bible was written by the wisest scholars available. The primary goal for writing the Bible was to develop an educational system that would able to pass on the acquired knowledge of humanity to succeeding generations. The scholars who wrote the Bible highly valued the ability of students who were able to engage in insightful reasoning. The authors valued insightful reasoning so much that the Bible was written in a code consisting of riddles and numerical puzzles. Only the most insightful students would be able to understand the riddles and puzzles contained in the textbook that today we call the Bible.The author believes that ancient Middle Eastern astronomers were able to calculate an accurate calendar consisting of a 364 day year with a day of leap year occurring every four years in the month of February. Mr. Timmons emphasizes the Bibles authors put together many of the stories of the Bible with full knowledge that the stories are untrue. Timmons believes that the stories ¿were meant as teaching aids¿ to help teachers discover the most gifted who were capable of unraveling and explain the most confounding riddle and parables.Mr. Timmons offer several stories that differ from the stories that Bible readers are familiar with. The first story offers an explanation for why Adam and Eve were expulsed from the Garden of Eden. God presented Adam and Eve with a riddle concerning the tree life. Eve did not properly solve the riddle. Eve thought she and Adam were to avoid eating from the tree of life when in reality as Mr. Timmons has determined the solution to riddle. Adam and Eve were to avoid experiencing sexual gratification. As a result of experiencing sexual gratification Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden and were cursed so that they would toil to produce some from the soil to eat.Mr. Timmons reinterprets the story the about Cain and Abe differently than the traditional story of Cain killing Abel. According to Mr. Timmons, Cain not was jealous of Abel because God was more pleased with Abel¿s bounty of his best animals. According to Mr. Timmons Cain and Abel disagreed on how to best worship God. Cain was more concerned with accumulating wealth and viewed Abel¿s slaughtering of his best to honor God as a wasteful act. As each man believed that method of how to worship God was to best method follow of worshiping and each insisted that his follow his method of worshiping God the argument led to Cain killing Abel and confiscating his brother¿s accumulated herd of animals.Another Biblical story that readers typically misinterpret is the story of Noah¿s flood. If the story is interpreted literally then the reader will assume that it rained for forty days and forty nights. However, Mr.Timmons reports that there was a population explosion resulting from the unbridled sexual gratification occurring between men and women.Traditionally Bible readers are aware Adam and Eve were told eat from the trees in the Garden of Eden and that once they were expelled from the garden they had to cultivate and grow their own crops. As there were more people to compete for the food resources that were available some people broke God¿s dietary rule and began to consume flesh. As women began to feed their children flesh they became giants when compared to Noah and his family who ate fruit from that crops that they cultivated. Noah and his family built a fort and accumulated the remaining animals to prevent their extinction now that men were hunting and eating flesh. In addition to storing animals Noah and his family also stored fruits and vegetables. The flesh eating population became healthier than Noah and his vegetarian family. As flesh eaters became healthier they also became more attractive causing population explosion to increase and peop
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
While I don't disbelieve that there are mysteries hidden within the Bible and that the argument within this book might be true, I couldn't follow the argument, the numbers or the purpose of the riddle.