I am no researcher when it comes to theories since I prefer my own to those of others. I rarely read fiction since I can dream up tales far more wild than those of space-warp Spielberg. Therefore, it is down conjecture lane I must meander when I pursue a thought planted by Dr. Revilo. P. Oliver in a recent issue of Liberty Bell. Why six (million)? Dr. Oliver asks when he discusses the number of imaginary dead the jews moan about. Instauration, an arid vocabulary exercising periodical, often comments “there’s that number again”, referring to the cardinal number 6, or the mathematician’s positive integer 6.
There is absolutely no doubt that bizarre brains have attached 6 to many religious beliefs or cooked up religious beliefs from the number 6. From the book of Genesis on, the Bible is loaded with 6’s covering everything from days, years, the number of sons, the count of oxen, numbers of pots, years a field may be used, etc. The book of II Samuel 21:20 states “And there was yet a great battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, …” (Imagine that – no middle finger! He wouldn’t have been able to give the Clinton salute.) The jews are purified in a six pot ritual; St. John 2:6. It goes on and on, from 6 being used in hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands to six hundred thousand in Exodus 12:37 and Numbers 1:27. Interesting enough, I could find no reference to six million. What a shame! For such a massive work, as the Bible is, there is no reason that 6 should pop up more frequently than any of the other 9 digits, and it doesn’t. Any novel, technical manual or piece of historical writing will usually show a rather random distribution of the single-digit counting numbers if the numbers are representative of the real world. A 6 will randomly appear in 1 selection out of 10 (10%) when the set is limited to unique single digits. If the set contains the counting numbers 1 to 99, the probability of picking a number which has a 6 in it, rises to 19 percent; from. 1 to 999, about 27 percent. There are 2,811,354 numbers less than 6,000,000 which contain at least one 6. It is curious that this number 2,811,354 has 6 prime factors (prime numbers which divide it), that is, 2, 3, 7, 13, 19 and 271. A prime number is a number which has no divisors (factors) except itself and 1. (2, 3, 5, 7, 11 and 13 are examples of prime numbers).
A quick glance at the Bible reveals that the 6 played a lesser role than several of the other numbers. While six appears 195 times, the three shows up 814 times, the four 542, the five 302, the seven 427, the eight 79, the nine 49 and ten 351 times. The significance of a 3 becomes apparent from triads such as “the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost” and “man, woman and child”. Trichotomy is part of our reasoning system: greater than, less than and equal to; negative numbers, positive numbers and zero; three primary colors; 3 points determine a plane; red, green and amber (caution) lights; the minimum number of sides a polygon may have is 3; etc.
Triangles have fascinated men for centuries, particularly triangles containing a right angle (90 degrees). The most primitive of right triangles, with whole number sides, is 3, 4, 5. Now the square of 3 added to the square of 4 equals the square of 5. The square of five is the number of inches in the Egyptian’s Sacred Cubit. Also, 3 + 4 + 5 = 12, the Zodiac number. From “eat, drink and be merry” to jokes with sets of three lines, there has always been an immense human involvement with the number 3. (Three strikes and you’re out!) If a copy of an equiangular triangle is rotated 60 degrees and positioned on the original, we have the six-pointed star which obscenely decorates much of the world. God capitalized the 6 when he made man on the sixth day, Genesis 1:24-31. On the 5th day, all other life was created, including presumably, we goyim. It all started when God made the jew a 6 day wonder but why did God pick 6? If 6 is a magical number for God’s Children then we should also remember that God created insects with 6 legs, a bee commune contains little 6-sided cells and there are 6 petals on the flower of a stinkweed.
Six is what the math buffs call a perfect number. When we add up its divisors (1, 2 and 3), the total is 6. This is also true of 28 (1, 2, 4, 7, 14) and 496 (1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 31, 62, 124, 248). There is an infinite count of perfect numbers, but this is only mathematical poo-plah. SIX is only a scribble and a noise which is passed between beings who have a need to count. We have to get this basic in order to avoid all of that magic number nonsense which paralyzes many brains. That ludicrous 6,000,000 gassing number has 7 digits (days in a week) where a 0 represents the number of days the gas was shut off. A 6 with six zeros. On the seventh day (digit 6) the gas was turned on. Chemical element number 6 is carbon, which results from burning something in an oven. One could romp with this all day but numbers are still scribbles and noises of which we attach some meaning, practical, magic or spook-like.
In the days before Joe Six-Pack (Wow! there’s that number again!) could swill himself into oblivion, it was apparent to the counters that several critters had two legs, some four, others six and some with none and many with dozens. It was hard to make a case for any number when it came to leg counting. The number 5 appeared as a count of fingers and toes although some critters had one toe, others three and so forth. This also was not very inspiring but lead to the use of a ten-count system since this was as far as a normal person could go with his fingers. In this regard, most people haven’t kept pace with the times. They still can’t count beyond their fingers. Five occurs as an interesting number during later history. There are only 5 regular polyhedrons. A polyhedron is a 3-dimensional solid where all of its faces are regular, and congruent, polygons. A regular polygon has sides of equal measure with equal measure included angles. A square is a four-sided regular polygon. Six (wa-hoo!) squares will form the sides of a hexahedron (a cube). The other four regular polyhedrons are the tetrahedron (4 faces), the octahedron (8 faces), the dodecahedron (12 faces) and the icosahedron (20 faces). The entire set of regular polyhedrons can be counted on the five fingers of one hand! Aren’t you thrilled? Not much meat here.
The introduction of certain “heavenly” numbers followed the observation of the heavens. As the sun buzzed through one year (yere, gear, jahr, Janus the god of the speeding sun), the counters agreed that the moon slithered from dark to full to dark again about 12 times during this period. (Or was it from full to dark to full?) Since fractions weren’t born yet, 12 was close enough. That’s the basis for the Zodiac where each month (moon-th) had its own name, sign, god or other whatnot. We have been stuck with this number ever since. The Babylonians had a number system based upon 5 times 12 or 60. The Egyptians copied much from the Babylonians and the Bible scribblers copied practically everyone and ended up with 12 disciples and attached a twelve to everything and anything including the number of Jacob’s sons to bowls, tribes, fountains, bulls, pillars, reeds, oxen, platters, wives, brothers, cakes, wells and so on and so forth. Twelve appears 286 times in the Bible. In fact, the entire Bible has a Babylonian favor in regard to the number 12 which is the number of legs six jews have, or three pigs. The solar year, when divided into twelve pieces, one for each month, and each piece divided into the approximate number of days in a month, yields the basis for 360 degrees in a circle and in some calendars, 360 days to a year. Our clock system has its roots there also with 60 minutes to an hour, a dozen hours in a day (and in a night), 60 seconds (minutes of the second order) in a minute and so on. (The metric worshippers have a hard time with this.)
It was, and still is, common to divide things up. A year is divided into 4 seasons, this is, half of a half. A month is divided into 4 weeks making a week equivalent to 7 days. The number 7, in this context, appears in everything that is known about the Babylonians and Egyptians. The book of Genesis is literally infected with the number 7 and the product of 6 and 7 (42) appears often throughout. When it comes to numbers, the Bible cannot claim any originality and the redundancy of combinations of 12 leads me again to wonder how much, if any, of it really represents other than fancy. We can all remember the puzzling ditty about the man who was met on the way to St. Ives. He had seven wives and so on to seven cats with seven kits. This sing-song use of numbers follows the patterns of the Bible and therefore, if the Bible contains any truth, we should realize that the numbers are only place fillers – figurative things. In this context, the 6,000,000 number is only numerical license to empress and express a point and has nothing to do with reality. This is why I will not waste my time arguing about such notions which vary from day to day and from brain to brain.
The Egyptians had a thing about dividing 12 by 7 (and also division by 3). They had no problem with half of six, thus reducing the problem to dividing 6 by 7. They expressed six-sevenths as 1/2 + 1/4 + 1/14 + 1/28. Note the presence of the divisors of 28, a perfect number. It is known that in order to divide by 3, only a knowledge of division by 2 is necessary.
While we are still sniffing about the Pyramids, it is worth mentioning that the Egyptians were decent in mathematics and used the (rational) number 256/81 as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Their method of notation didn’t allow such a fraction to be written but their calculations had this result. Many boneheaded experts (Ph.D.’s) have babbled about how Pi (remember your geometry?) showed up in the measurements of things Egyptian, particularly the pyramids. The Egyptians whittled out a wheel of 1 cubit in diameter and used to roll it along the ground as a way of measuring lengths. Certainly Pi would show up in any measurement. It was built in! No super genius here. The people who peddle this malarkey always seem to be believed. Many cultures used 3 as an approximation for Pi. There’s that 3 again!
There is little to be gained by exhausting the basis for the fascination with the numbers 6 and 7. In fact, a case may also be made for every number from 2 on up. The Bible makes many references to 11, 13, 17 and on but our query was directed towards the number 6. As the numbers were explored, I could find no logical basis for stating that any particular number has some sort of significance, much less some magical aura. This is as it should be, for numbers are only abstract products of the mind and have little to do with reality although they serve as a powerful mental tool for ordering and manipulating reality. From the 3 men on a match bit to the 9 lives of a cat; from the 6-pointed star to the unlucky 13, it is all superstition. Only God knows why Satanists howl over the number 5 and the jews love their 6’s or why some people avoid black cats carrying a ladder with 13 steps.
When one rolls a pair of dice, a showing pair of 6’s is called “box-cars”. There are 6 million, 6-starred survivors of a 6-year war out there who can vividly remember riding in box-cars during their imaginary game of craps.
Now I am leaving from the same door from which I entered. I have discovered little in regard to that magic 6, so I am offering my own explanation. If one searches the infinite set of natural numbers (the counting numbers) and tries to discover a subset with the property that the sum of its elements is equal to their product, he will find that there are EXACTLY 3 numbers in the one and only subset. ONLY THREE NUMBERS where it doesn’t make any difference if you add them or multiple them! They are: 1, 2, and 3 because l + 2 + 3 = 1x2x3 = 6. There you finally have it, folks. No matter how you slice it, SIX is GOD where addition is the same as multiplication! This extraordinary discovery must be worth at least 6,000,000 bagels, with cream cheese already. I’ll bet the jews don’t know this. Enjoy. Therefore, let me speculate that the large number of fumigated souls was arrived at by multiplication rather than by addition, since in the world of the 6, it makes little difference anyway.
I’ll leave you with yet another piece of poo-plah. All prime numbers are either 1 less than, or 1 greater than, some multiple of 6, except for 2 and 3 of course. Be a researcher. Check it out. Be a revisionist. Demonstrate that it ain’t so.
SOURCE: Liberty Bell, May 1994