Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fish and gematria

If you are in to gematria, converting words to numbers, then you will enjoy this post by Chris Keith on the Johannine fish counting. I use gematria in my diagrams and in my book purely for colour. I convert the gematria with this formula: "color:#'||leftpad((-1*gematria(root)),6,'0')||';" - honestly - it is very effective. It allows the human eye to see a column in the table more easily. The tables illustrate the repetition of words that have the same 'root' in the text. You would not want to do this by hand.