Category Archives: Musical Gematria & Numerology

The Names of the Seven Archangels

Near as I can determine, the oldest list of the names of the seven archangels is to be found in the Book of Enoch, written around 300 BCE. This book is regarded as canonical by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and … Continue reading

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Bach & ‘Musical Numerology’

I just read that in Bach’s Magnificat (Mary’s song when she is told she’s pregnant), that the movement Omnes Generationes (“All Generations [Will Call Me Blessed]“) has 41 statements of that. BTW, in Matt 1 there are 41 generations from … Continue reading

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Number Bases for Musical Gematria & Numerology

From a numerological point of view, it doesn’t matter whether we represent seven as ‘seven’ (English), ’7′ (Arabic numerals), ‘VII’ (Roman numerals) or ‘ε’ (ancient Greece). For some purposes (as we shall see shortly) it might be more convenient/transparent to … Continue reading

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