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From Adam to Noah-The Numbers Game: Why the Genealogy Puzzles of Genesis 5 and 11 Are in the Bible Paperback – January 5, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sliding Stories, LLC (January 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983383103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983383109
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,974,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mr. Timmons shows how the genealogies of the patriarchs and the story of the flood conceal a complete and accurate calendar. He posits that the people of the time would have used this material to identify those having insight, and to train them in that skill. He then proceeds to a discussion of the relationship of insight, knowledge and understanding. From that point, he begins a remarkable dissertation interpreting the scripture from that perspective.

I can almost guarantee you will never again read the bible with the same understanding you had before.

-Goodreads.com

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From Adam to Noah:The Numbers Game Leonard Timmons The Bible was not written by men inspired by God.
Cheryl Stillwell
That is, however, the book's premise: Not only is there a calendar hiding within the ages of the earliest humans, but it has been purposefully hidden.
Dubious Disciple
He interprets the Flood story, for example, as a story not about water but about being flooded by people.
E. Witham

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Quentin R. Stewart, Jr. on February 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
In this book Mr. Timmons shows that there is a calendar hidden in Chapter 5 of Genesis among all of the "begats" that most of us skip over in our reading of the Bible. He uses the ages of the patriarchs to prove his thesis. I admit that I got lost a confused when he begins to talk numbers and subtracting or adding a year here and there. And when he talks about "sliders" he left me completely behind. That being said I can see that there is some reason behind the writing of Genesis 5. I accept Mr Timmons thesis that it is a calendar and the very good possibility that the Bible was written as a textbook for those people with "insight". Mr. Timmons says that the Bible is full of parables and riddles that are there to test the readers' insights into the riddles and parables.

Mr. Timmons then expands his thesis to the first eleven chapters of Genesis. The two stories of creation, the eating of the forbidden fruit, the Cain and Able story, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel are all tied together and in most cases are the same lessons, only expanded upon. The quest of man is eternal life and these stories show how to reach that and how to avoid the things that might get in our way of achieving that goal. His description of the Flood as actually being a siege of a fort build by Noah is extremely interesting. He closes the book by looking at Chapter 13 of Revelations through his thesis and also some of Jesus' parables.

Mr. Timmons has given me a lot to think about. I found the math part of the book a little hard to keep up and the diagrams that are included took a while to wrap my mind around. But it is an interesting look at a part of the Bible that we all know the stories from and think that we understand them. He gives us a new way of looking at those stories.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Witham on February 5, 2012
Format: Paperback
This ambitious book aims to demonstrate that an accurate solar calendar puzzle has been embedded in the pages of Genesis. This becomes the basis for a new `scientific' way of reading the Bible as the report of a school for insight.

Leonard Timmons is an engineer, and hopes that his book is written with an `engineer's spirit'. The book proceeds by engaging us deeply in the search for the calendar and then opening out the discussion to wider Biblical issues.

The proof that there is a solar calendar hidden in the text is mathematical. The ages of the patriarchs and the years before or after Noah's flood are manipulated to show a regular calendar of 365 days with four intercalary days after four years. I found the maths difficult to follow. They depended partly on `special looking' numbers like 777 and partly on multipliers (182 x 2 + 1 = 365). Mr Timmons makes no mention of the fact that Hebrew has no numbers, the letters of the alphabet standing in for them, and I wondered whether the relationship between the value and the shape of the number would always apply. For example, 777 does look somewhat `special' in Hebrew, where it is written 7 hundreds 7 tens and 7, with the seventh letter of the alphabet (zayin) in the place of the 7.

Overall, I was happy to go along with Mr Timmons's discovery of a calendar, but I was disappointed that no mention was made of similar uses of the Biblical texts.

1. Kabbalah, the mystic use of numbers dates back to at least the 5th Century BCE, and would have been a useful comparison and test of Mr Timmons's theory.

2. A calendar is presented in the Bible. It seems to have two forms, pre- and post-Exilic, and these calendars are lunar rather than solar.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Stillwell on January 29, 2012
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From Adam to Noah:The Numbers Game
Leonard Timmons

The Bible was not written by men inspired by God. It was not written to guide mankind according to God's desire. Instead the Bible was written by the wisest scholars available. The primary goal for writing the Bible was to develop an educational system that would able to pass on the acquired knowledge of humanity to succeeding generations. The scholars who wrote the Bible highly valued the ability of students who were able to engage in insightful reasoning. The authors valued insightful reasoning so much that the Bible was written in a code consisting of riddles and numerical puzzles. Only the most insightful students would be able to understand the riddles and puzzles contained in the textbook that today we call the Bible.
The author believes that ancient Middle Eastern astronomers were able to calculate an accurate calendar consisting of a 364 day year with a day of leap year occurring every four years in the month of February. Mr. Timmons emphasizes the Bibles authors put together many of the stories of the Bible with full knowledge that the stories are untrue. Timmons believes that the stories "were meant as teaching aids" to help teachers discover the most gifted who were capable of unraveling and explain the most confounding riddle and parables.
Mr. Timmons offer several stories that differ from the stories that Bible readers are familiar with. The first story offers an explanation for why Adam and Eve were expulsed from the Garden of Eden. God presented Adam and Eve with a riddle concerning the tree life. Eve did not properly solve the riddle. Eve thought she and Adam were to avoid eating from the tree of life when in reality as Mr. Timmons has determined the solution to riddle.
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More About the Author

Leonard Timmons was born in Savannah, Georgia. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, graduated with High Honors, and received a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He is married and works in the Atlanta metropolitan area. He has written one prior unpublished paper, "A Perceptual Model of the Human Auditory System" (1982), which tackled the hard problem of how human hearing works.

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