Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This is Weird

Klein, Blomberg, and Hubbard’s Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (1993 ed.) and Leland Ryken’s Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible (1992 ed.) both address Proverbs beginning on p. 313.

Hmm …

Kind of makes me want to search other hermeneutics books to see if there is some hidden meaning that we have been missing.


Kent Brandenburg said...

God is Wisdom, Proverbs is Wisdom, God's Wisdom is Perfect, the number 7 is the number of perfection, and if you add up 313, 3 + 1 + 3, it equals "7," which is the number of perfection. I felt my tinfoil hat buzzing.

Jon Gleason said...


1. I John 5:7-8 mentions three, then one, then three (3-1-3), and then agreement in unity. To agree with this is wisdom.

2. 313 is a prime number. Wisdom is indivisible.

3. Seven is perfection. God is a perfect Trinity. 7 to the 3rd (7*7*7) is 343 (perfected wisdom). Wisdom could never be perfected until Christ, who began teaching Wisdom at 30. Subtract 30 from perfected wisdom, and you have pre-Christ wisdom (Proverbs), 313.

See where it takes you when you start reading evangelicals?

OK, I'm done. I should have been done before I began, but you guys started it, so I blame you.

Larry said...

Interesting. Certainly some good preaching material there. But I wonder if you guys aren't missing the obvious: 313 is my area code, and that means I have wisdom so you should be listening to me.

Jon Gleason said...

If my wisdom were rooted in where I live, I doubt I'd be talking about it on the Internet! :)