Appendix 5

In view of the close associations already established between 37 and the Bible's first verse, it might be supposed that the differencing operation described _must_ deliver multiples of 37 as its intermediate and final outcomes. That this is not necessarily so is confirmed by the following additional facts:

As already observed, the total number of permutations of the 7 CVs = 7x6x5x4x3x2x1 = 5040; of these, 176 only yield multiples of 37 as the final outcomes of the differencing procedure, i.e. 3.5%. Interestingly, 18 multipliers are involved: 3, 4, 24, 38, 67, 88, 101, 108, 122, 129, 214, 256, 276 and 298 - each of which occurs 8 times - and 192, 213, 234 and 277 - each of which occurs 16 times.

In only 8 of these is the outcome of differencing the first 5 a multiple of 37; and in only 24, is the outcome of differencing the final 2 a multiple of 37. The simultaneous occurrence of all 3 occurs just 4 times, thus:

Observe, (a) the column headings represent the outcomes obtained by differencing _all 7_, _the first 5_, and the last 2, respectively, and, (b) the table entries take the form '37x / x'.

A comparison of these outcomes reveals the original Genesis 1:1 arrangement to be the only one which yields the most interesting D(7), viz the number into which both 407 and 296 (the 6th and 7th) precisely divide.

Vernon Jenkins MSc

2007-06-04