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