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(June 2020, v.1.0)

I moved my old homepage to "nostalgicroot".
If you have too much time, here it is in all its old-fashioned splendor:
You can still use it as an introduction to 'Quantitative Structure Analysis of biblical texts'.

If it is too long and you don't want to read it completely, the question arises: What may be the parts that are still relevant? Below is my per page assessment as of today.

Homepage introduction - Table of contents, general introduction to QSA.

Akzent -1: Impaktszenario in einem kreationistischen Kurzzeit-Weltmodell - sowie Anmerkungen zur 'biblisch-urgeschichtlichen Geologie' - Contains links to a critique of creationist views only.

Akzent 1: Biblecode - Historical overview only. The 'problem' of Bible Codes was solved, see e.g.: Akzent 2: Poetry, Rhythm, Word counting (Claus Schedl) - Introduction only.

Akzent 3: The Names of the 22 Patriarchs (H. Bodenstein) - Documentation.

Helmut Bodenstein's papers remained mostly unpublished. The only exception I know of is the short description of his ideas on the names of the 22 patriarchs by Samuel Külling, "Genesis 55.Teil: Gen.5,1ff", Fundamentum 4/1994, 11-14, plus a booklet having the same content.

Akzent 4: Claus Schedl's 'Logotechnik' - Introduction only.

Akzent 5: Logotechnique and 'Divine Speech Formula' (C.J.Labuschagne) - Introduction only.

Further material can be found on: Akzent 6: The Numbers in Genesis 5 - Translation of original and, I believe, useful material.

This is an extended English version of my article
'Einweihung' durch Henoch ? Die Bedeutung der Altersangaben in Genesis 5, ZAW 110 (1998) 581-589.
I consider this article to be my most important contribution to the discussion about biblical numbers.

Akzent 7: The Numbers In The Book Of Numbers 1 and 26 - Translation of original material.

This is an extended English version of my article
Bileams Rätsel - Die Zählung der Wehrfähigen in Numeri 1 und 26, ZAW 111 (1999) 404-415.
This article is a good example of how far you can get by applying statistical methods to bible numbers without taking seriously enough the requirement of integrating the result (gematrical numbers) into the context of the problem. This has been critisized e.g. by Benjamin Ziemer in
"Erklärung der wichtigsten 'demographischen' Zahlen des Numeribuches aus ihrem kompositionellen Zusammenhang", VT 60 (2010) 271-287,
page 273 note 7.

Btw.: Ziemer has his own interesting ideas about the numbers in the Book of Numbers as the signature of the text of the Torah. Hopefully he will be able get back to this subject, now that his habilitation was successful, and find some time to publish his results.

Akzent 8: The Numbers In The Book Of Numbers: Levi's Secret – Sidereal Moon Astronomy - Original material, never published elsewhere.

With this I tried to find astronomical meaning in the numbers. Without success. However, there will always be some young gun trying to come to grips with these numbers: This is what I found so far.

Literature on quantitative structure analysis (QSA) of biblical texts - Documentation.

I would recommend the sections "Genesis 5 and 11" and "Numbers 1 and 26" in particular.

Rezension (German): The number of people in the exodus... (C.J.Humphreys) - Documentation.
(The same as review 1.)

Review 1 (English): The number of people in the exodus... (C.J.Humphreys) - Documentation, English, includes answer by C.J.Humphreys.
A short summary of this page was published as Rüdiger Heinzerling, "On The Interpretation Of The Census Lists By C.J.Humphreys And G.E.Mendenhall", VT 50 (2000) 250 - 252.

Review 2: Numerical Secrets of the Bible (C.J.Labuschagne) - Documentation only.

Review 3: The Genesis Calendar (B.K.Gardner) - Documentation only.

Review 4 (German): Die Größe der israelitischen Bevölkerung während der Wüstenwanderung und Landnahme (U.Zerbst) - Documentation only.

Review 5: Die großen Zahlen in Num 1 und 26: Forschungsüberblick und neuer Lösungsvorschlag (C.Ziegert) - Documentation only.

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