Introduction by Dr. Keith L. Brooks

One of the most remarkable occurrences in our time is God’s preparation of one individual to produce positive evidence that would completely undermine all Biblical criticism and bring atheism toppling to the ground wherever honest, thinking men will face the facts.

More startling still is the fact that this individual was a converted Russian Nihilist, a Harvard scholar, and a mathematician.  At the very time when organized atheism was laying its plan to get control of Russia and make use of its vast resources to sow the seeds of atheism in every nation of the earth, God was preparing His Russian, Ivan Panin, to bring forth scientific evidence of the verbal and plenary inspiration of the holy Scriptures in the original languages.

Dr. Panin, who passed away in October, 1942, after 50 years of work on Bible numerics, was not the first to discover that there was a strange mathematical structure running through the Bible.  There was Browne in his Ordo Saeculoreum, and Grant in his Numbers of the Bible and Bullinger in his Numbers of the Scriptures.  These all brought forth many striking examples of numeric features in the Bible.

It remained for Dr. Panin, however, by giving his very life to the task, to find that every letter of the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts is numbered and occupies its own special place in the order of the total number of letters in the Bible, the slightest variations of orthography being all God ordained.  Since every Greek and Hebrew letter carries a numerical value (letters being used for figures in these languages), every word, phrase, sentence and paragraph has a definite arithmetical sum.

Dr. Panin devoted himself so persistently to counting letters and working out mathematical problems, that he often wore himself out physically.  His works were voluminous and his discoveries seemingly without end. He was the author of a volume, Structure of the Bible and of a revision of the New Testament based upon his numeric discoveries.

Panin’s establishing of the practically infinite series of complex systems, in the Hebrew and Greek texts, all sequences, combinations, ratios, etc., following a uniform design from Genesis to Revelation, is undoubtedly God’s answer to modern atheism and higher criticism and His vindication of the verbal and plenary inspiration of Scripture.

The discovery settles many questions of text.  It proves that the books of our present Bible, and they alone, have the required features. It settles disputes of long standing as to some portions which scholars have said should be eliminated from the Bible.

The doctrine of the divine authority of the Scriptures has always been fully sustained by the proofs from fulfilled prophecy, from the inexhaustible depths of truth revealed, from its matchless power over the lives of men, from its indestructibility and from the testimony of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  However, some have been won to wave these lines of evidence aside as unscientific.

Dr. Panin has submitted conclusive scientific proof that the Bible could not have been produced by the unaided human mind.  This proof is found in the amazing numeric phenomena in the very structure of the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts.  Dr. Panin demonstrated, either that every writer of Scripture was an unparalleled literary and mathematical genius, or that he wrote as he was moved by the Holy Ghost.  Prof. John C. Banks, a worthy successor of Dr. Panin, has been offering numeric evidence to the same proposition.

Panin laid his discoveries before the readers of a New York paper, copies of which were sent to leading skeptical educators and scientists with a challenge they disprove, if

possible, the phenomena to which he had called attention.  Since that time many other learned skeptics have been confronted with the same evidence, and not one has been able to discredit it.  Some challenged him to find the same mathematical structure in Hebrew and Greek classics outside of the Bible.  Panin, therefore, gave much time to the examination of other writings failing to find such phenomena.  No such features were found in the seven books added by the Roman Catholic Church to their Old Testament.

A List Of Dr. Ivan Panin’s Work In Print

Please note the short descriptions of the books and pamphlets at the end of the list.

Price List and Order Form                        Number Of Copies      Total Cost

Note that prices are given in United States Dollars.

Numeric English New Testament @$25.00……………………………………

Numeric Greek New Testament @$25.00 ……………………………………

The Writings Of Ivan Panin @$30.00 …………………………………………..

Shorter Works @$5.00 ……………………………………………………………..

Bible Numerics @$3.00 …………………………………………………………….

The Last Twelve Verses Of Mark @$4.00……………………………………

A Holy Challenge For Today @$5.00………………………………………….

Verbal Inspiration Of The Bible Scientifically Demonstrated

@$4.00…………………………….

Inspiration Of The Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated

@$1.00…………………………….

Inspiration Of The Hebrew Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated

@$4.00…………………………….

The Gospel And The Kingdom @$1.50……………………………………….

Once In Grace, Always In Grace? @$5.00…………………………………..

Books about Bible Numerics (Not by Mr. Panin)

Mathematics Prove Holy Scripture  @$5.00………………………………….

Absolute Mathematical Proofs @$1.00………………………………………..

Please SEND payment in US dollars, payable to “J. W. Irwin” to the address below. Please add 25% for postage and handling for North America and 40% for the rest of the world. Remember to include your own mailing address.

J. W. Irwin

Bible Numerics

81 Bayview Ridge,

Toronto ON Canada M2L 1E3

Or email your order to mailto:jirwinc617@rogers.com


The Seal of God by F.C. Payne is available from:

Mr. Jim Phillips

P.O. Box 2086, Station B

Prince George, BC, CANADAV2N 2J6

Phone 250-563-0995

Fax 250-564-3332

Email: <berean@netbistro.com>


Short Descriptions of the books and pamphlets

Numeric English New Testament – translated by Ivan Panin – 630 pages.

This is the translation of the Greek New Testament as established by Bible Numerics. By using, wherever possible, the same English word to translate the same Greek word, this translation puts the reader as nearly as possible on the same footing as the reader of the Greek text.   Both Greek and English Numeric New Testaments together represent the most significant application of Panin’s discovery of Bible Numerics.

Numeric Greek New Testament – edited by Ivan Panin – 547 pages.  This is the Greek New Testament as established by Bible Numerics.

The Writings of Ivan Panin - 586 pages.  Initially an active Nihilist, Ivan Panin was exiled from Russia after participating in plots against the Czar. He was converted to Christianity from agnosticism and in 1890 he discovered the mathematical design underlying the Greek New Testament. Subsequently he found that the Hebrew text of the Old Testament had similar structure. These writings cover various topics such as the Parables, the Ages, God, Sorrow, Poverty and Riches, and many more. Addresses on Emerson and Tolstoy and other writings including “Inspiration of the Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated” are presented.

Shorter Works of Ivan Panin – 83 pages. This booklet contains a short biography of Ivan Panin, works on Genesis, Jehoiakim, Word Order, Romans, Genesis, Verbal Inspiration demonstrated and others.

Bible Numerics - by Ivan Panin – 30 pages.  This paper is the text of a speech delivered by Ivan Panin at Caxton Hall in Westminster England that illustrates the mathematical and numeric interrelationship of all Scripture.

The Last Twelve Verses of Mark – by Ivan Panin – 56 pages. This work establishes the validity of the last 12 verses as Scripture by the multiple of sevens (7′s) numerical structure and interrelationship of the words, forms, occurrences, syllables and letters as they relate to the whole Gospel of Mark.

A Holy Challenge for Today – by Ivan Panin – 69 pages. This is an excellent small booklet describing why Panin began to pursue Bible Numerics and how he approached a revision of the New Testament text. It also compares the various manuscripts and the whole process Panin went through in creating his revision. This booklet was completed shortly before his death in1942.

Verbal Inspiration of the Bible Scientifically Demonstrated – by Ivan Panin – 94 pages. This is a compilation of writings by A.B. King and six other clergy on Ivan Panin’s scientific proof of the verbal inspiration of the Scriptures with the bulk of the work being material by Ivan Panin demonstrating numeric phenomena of the Bible.  This shows the Bible to be constructed “on a marvelous numeric design running through its every conceivable detail” The numeric design insures its text against errors and interpolation.

The Inspiration of the Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated – by Ivan Panin – 15 pages.  This is Ivan Panin’s letter given in reply to a challenge of Christianity by a person known only a W.R.L., found in the newspaper The New York Sun of Sunday November 19, 1899.  Mr. Panin “happened” to find the paper left on a vacant train seat. The editorial section had actually devoted several months to a discussion of the truths of Christianity; Ivan Panin did not know this at the time, having not seen the paper for years. This is a good summary that was published to the readers of the Sun in 1899.

Inspiration of the Hebrew Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated – by Ivan Panin – 61 pages. This paper shows that the Hebrew Old Testament is constructed of a numeric design running through every conceivable detail.

The Gospel of the Kingdom – by Ivan Panin – 32 pages. A paper addressing the question of Dispensationalism.

Once in Grace Always in Grace? -  Principles for the Interpretation of Scripture by Ivan Panin – 116 pages. This booklet addresses the question that the title presents by reviewing pertinent texts, the issue of quoting Scripture and true Christian assurance.  This is a topic wrestled with by most Christians at one time or another and the booklet expounds Panin’s thought provoking conclusions.

Mathematics Prove Holy Scriptures – by Karl Sabiers – 158 pages. This work by Karl Sabiers is a biography and exposition of the discoveries made by Ivan Panin including examples, how they were discovered, how they prove the Bible is a God breathed Book, and how the discoveries affect the reader. It is a good synopsis of Panin’s work.

Absolute Mathematical Proofs on Divine Inspiration of the Bible - by Dr. Keith Brooks – 15 pages. This tract reviews the works of Ivan Panin and is a nice introductory summary for sharing with those interested in the subject of the title or as a witnessing tract.