The Word of the Lord: 2
In part 1, I showed how the Greek word Logos, meaning ‘word’, can be rendered as a particularly fine fractal snowflake of 373 units, the numerical value of Logos under the Greek system of numeration.
This was derived from a pixellated triangle of 253 counters by taking it two steps towards the fractal known as the Koch Snowflake.
In this page I focus on the number 253, which turns out to have a lot to say on the subject of God’s word.
In the Bible 253, more than any other number, is firmly linked to the idea of verbal communication (of which words are one form, of course). The following Hebrew and Greek words are spelled as found in the most commonly-accepted versions of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek New Testament. 
So 253 is associated with the concepts of words, speech, praise and crying out, all transmitted verbally, and therefore linked in meaning to the Logos itself.
Triangle 253 is the 22nd member of the sequence of numerical triangles and is only the second that can be taken two steps towards a Koch Snowflake (the drawing of which would require an infinite number of steps and so can only ever be approximated). This also means that it can be taken two steps towards the complimentary figure, the Koch anti snowflake, which has 142 counters. Both processes are shown here, along with more identities linking these elegant figures to the concept of God’s word in particular and verbalising in general.
The first words I show with numerical value 142 are b’qowli/my voice and this is the voice of God, as the verse the phrase is found in makes clear.
And shall be blessed in your seed all the nations of the earth, because (that) you have obeyed my voice. Genesis 22.18 BHS (transliteration).
So, incredibly, both Koch Snowflake and antisnowflake are linked to the concept of God’s word!
Logos/word = 373
b’qowli/my voice = 142
That the word incarnate is Jesus Christ is beautifully depicted in another figure derived from 253. As well as forming a triangle, 253 counters will make a hexagram. Three such hexagrams can be conjoined to make a trefoil of hexagrams with 754 counters and they identify Jesus with the Logos in three startling images.
So the full figure gives the numerical value of the Hebrew name Yehoshua HaMashiach, meaning Jesus the Messiah, or Jesus Christ. The outline figure gives the value of the Hebrew phrase Ha Davir, meaning the Word. The triangular spurs forming the crown of each hexagram sum again to 373, value in Greek of Logos or word.
Jesus Christ was the Word Incarnate!
Bill Downie 6/5/23
The next page is here.
For the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) it is the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensis. For the New Testament it is Erasmus’ Textus Receptus.