ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX SEVEN EIGHT NINE
ZERO = 64 64 = ZERO
ZERO = 28 28 = ZERO
ZERO = 1 1 = ZERO
ZERO ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX SEVEN EIGHT NINE
CITY OF REVELATION
"There were formerly two other letters, representing numbers 90 and 900, but they became obsolete in literature, retained only as numerical symbols."
THE MAN WHO LOVED ONLY NUMBERS
"Mathematicians in India in the sixth century had developed a place value system and introduced the concept of a zero to keep their symbols in their proper places. Thus a 1 with an 0 after it, or 10, is a very different number from a 1 alone. Erdos, who always joked that he was old and stupid, said the Indians were very clever, not just in their discovery of zero, but in their choice of similar- sounding Hindi words for stupid person (buddhu) and old person (buddha).
In the seventh century, Hindu scholars introduced Islam to the Indian number scene, and the ideas of zero / Page 216 ( omitted) and place value spread rapidly throughout the Arabic world. Six centuries later, Fibonacci was so impressed with the ease of the Hindu-Arabic numerals that he wanted to make Pisan merchants aware of them. In 1202, he wrote Liber abaci (Book of the Abacus), which, despite the title had little to do with the Abacus and a lot to do with liberating computations from the yoke of Roman numerals. The book seems quaint from the vantage point of the twentieth century, because it explains what we take for granted.
"The nine Indian figures are: 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 , and with the sign Zero. . . any number can be written."
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REFLECTIONS ON THE PSALMS
C.S Lewis 1961
"As everyone knows, the Psalm specially devoted to the Law is 119, the longest in the whole collection. And everyone has probably noticed that from the literary or technical point of view, it is the most formal andelaborate of them all. The technique consists in taking a series of words which are all, for purposes of this poem, more or less synonyms (word, statutes, commandments, testimonies, etc.), and ringing the changes on them through each of its eight-verse sections - which themselves correspond to the letters of the alphabet."
A KEY TO THE HISTORY OF MANKIND
David Diringer 1947
Dedication written by Author
"Hoping you will not forget your sincere friend David Diringer"