Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Miracles of the Qur'an" Part 2:
The Numerical Miracle

An astounding number of Muslim websites propose that the Qur'an is demonstrably miraculous due to its "Numerical Miracles".

For the uninitiated, I will provide an example of the general form of this argument: Muslim X provides the number of verses of some chapter, divides or multiplies it by another number, and compares the result to some third number (which is ascribed significance by some means or another).

Here is an example posted by Muslim apologist Osama Abdallah in response to a recent blog:
The sum of the Noble Chapters (Surahs) in the Holy Quran is 6555 (1+2+3+....+114= 6555). The total number of Noble Verses in the Holy Quran is 6236. When we added each Chapter's number with its Noble Verses' total, we found out that the SUM of the ODD results = 6555. And When we added each Chapter's number with its Noble Verses' total, we found out that the SUM of the EVEN results = 6236

Now, I don't know what these numbers mean. But I do know that such amazing accuracy is ABNORMAL, and could not have been done by a human, especially 1,400 years ago.
This is not the only "numerical miracle" that Muslims provide. It is one of many similar examples, which you can find here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Now that we have seen what the "numerical miracles" are, let's examine the flaws of these assertions.

Problems with The "Numerical Miracles" Argument

1 - Non-Sequitur Logic
The gist of the logic can be seen in the last two sentences of Osama's post. It's basically: "These numbers work together so well that there must be a miracle here!" But this is simply false; interesting numerical patterns in no way whatsoever necessitate a miracle! It may be true that extreme improbabilities require an explanation other than chance, but even this form of soft evidence does not vindicate this Muslim argument, as we shall see in the next point.

2 - The Widespread Existence of "Miraculous" Patterns in Texts
Interesting numerical patterns exist in many instances of media, and searching for patterns will often yield results similar to the Quran's "miracles". Searching for numerical patterns in books such as Moby Dick have been demonstrated to actually provide accurate prophecies of the future! In fact, the article which mentions this was written specifically to show that one can often find word patterns if he simply looks for them. Read that article here.

3 - The Existence of Similar "Numerical Miracles" in the Bible
Finally, countless "numerical miracles" have also been proposed from within the Bible. If the argument used by Muslims were applied to the Bible, they would have to accept it as equally divine in origin as the Qur'an!

In an effort to explain this problem to Osama Abdallah, I provided a link to this site and summarized their "numerical miracle" as follows:
The number 153 is a special number, since it is the only number associated with a miracle after Jesus' resurrection.

It just so happens that if you sum up all the numbers from 1 to 17, you get 153! And 17 is important, because it's the date of Jesus' resurrection (not to mention Noah's ark!) 

On top of that, the Greek word that's used for "fish" in that verse is used exactly 17 times in the Bible! 

Not only that, but if you apply the trinity to these verses, then we see the numbers are even more miraculous! 3 x 3 x 17 = 153!!

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! The trinity is present again if you raise each of the THREE digits in "153" to the THIRD power, including the number THREE!!! Look, there are three three's, so much emphasis on trinity!
1x1x1 + 5x5x5 + 3x3x3 = 153!

Trinity in the digits, trinity in the math, trinity in the miracle itself!!! So much trinity!
Clearly, the Muslim standard of "Numerical Miracle" is met here in this exploitation of John 21:11. Must they not then conclude that the Bible is equally inspired? They must, unless they are being inconsistent in their methodology. Which leads me to the last problem.

4 - Inconsistency in the Application of the "Numerical Miracle" Argument
Any Muslim who espouses this argument must necessarily be inconsistent in his application, because the same argument would prove the Bible to be divinely inspired.

In summary, the first argument for the miraculous nature of the Qur'an is about as abysmal as any argument can be. It's non-sequitur, it ignores similar phenomena in countless other books, and it would even necessitate a divine origin for the Bible! To top it off, the last problem means that Muslims who espouse this "miracle" must be inconsistent if they are providing this argument against the Bible.

Hopefully there will be good dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims in the comment section of this post. Upon conclusion of the discussion, keep your eyes open for the next blog in this series: examining the alleged "Literary Miracle" of the Qur'an.

22 comments:

Dk said...

I haven't seen to many Muslims use this argument, but the ones that do use it are generally the worst(most irrational) of the lot.

Also isn't this argument originally stolen from Rashid Khalifa (Qurani) and he took a few verses out of surah 9 in order to get it to work from memory.

Osama is known to be naive and almost willing to accept anything that may "prove" Islam. Countless examples avaliable at AI.org

Further more Osama (like most religionists) has not yet realized THE QURAN cannot BE PROVEN.

Religion cannot be proven that is why it is called FAITH.

Deal with it.

DAN12345 said...

Its getting so bad for the muslim apologist osama he has started these "numberical miracles" to try and prove islam.He cannot prove it by evidence or history or prophecy's he has sunk to these depth's.

Haecceitas said...

DK:
"Religion cannot be proven that is why it is called FAITH."


Would you say that they disciples had a proof for their religion after discovering the empty tomb and witnessing several bodily appearances of Jesus? If not, why not? On the other hand, if you do say that, this (in conjunction with your definition of faith) would seem to imply that the disciples could not have faith. Is that your position?

Ibn said...

Qureshi:interesting numerical patterns in no way whatsoever necessitate a miracle!

I agree. These patterns, however, lend credence to the belief in the Muslim claim about the relatively superior preservation of the Quran. Given that there were no excel spreadsheets or other technological devices by way of which highly intriguing numerical patterns could be programmed into the Quran during its development, and it is highly unlikely that a book which has been subject to numerous conflicting changes can exhibit such numerical oddities, the following argument can be formulated:

If the Quran is corrupted, it cannot contain highly consistent numerical features. The Quran contains highly consistent numerical features. Therefore, the Quran, at least textually, is not corrupted.

All that is needed to disprove this contention is the presentation of a numerical pattern that is incoherent with reality.

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Fernando said...

Ibn iS BACK!!!!!!!!

just two beautis to start:

1) «If the Quran is corrupted, it cannot contain highly consistent numerical features. The Quran contains highly consistent numerical features. Therefore, the Quran, at least textually, is not corrupted»...

whate? saie again, please... what does one thingue as in common with another? one can find amayzing numerical features in ANY book... a qur'an previous to Uthmans and Aisha corruption of it would habe them, ans a qur'an post that same corruptionne would also habe them just because they are BOOKS... even in a pink novel, before and after being revised bie the editor, one would find highly consistent numerical features... even in these words I'm posting...

2) «All that is needed to disprove this contention is the presentation of a numerical pattern that is incoherent with reality»...

How can a numerical pattern be incoherent with realitty???... can you educate us all with an example?

Ibn... glade to see you're back in your commun shappe... We all were afraind you had imploded with your amaizinglie vacuus arguments...

Ibn said...

Speak of the devil, its Fernando!


Fernando:one can find amayzing numerical features in ANY book...

So? I didn't argue for a divine origin of the Quran based on its numerical features. Hence, you are attacking a straw man.

Fernando:How can a numerical pattern be incoherent with realitty???... can you educate us all with an example?

I should have worded my argument better. Allow me to redress the qualification. All that is needed to disprove the contention I presented earlier is to present a numerical contradiction in the Quran. I ask for this because numerical contradictions are more likely to exist in a corrupted book than one meticulously preserved.

Fernando:Ibn... glade to see you're back in your commun shappe

Unlike you, I haven't made demonizing other peoples faith my career. As a result, I devote greater time to issues more important than debates with the intellectually insolvent Islamophobes here. Thanks for the welcome though. It seems you are as illiterate, comical and fatuous as ever.

Osama Abdallah said...

Dear brother "Ibn",

Don't waste too much time on blogs, and don't pay too much attention to Fernando. My advise is to let them be as they wish.

As Christ Said:

"Let the blind lead the blind."

And as Allah Almighty Said:

"[017:097] It is he whom God guides, that is on true Guidance; but he whom He leaves astray - for such wilt thou find no protector besides Him. On the Day of Judgment We shall gather, them together, prone on their faces, blind, dumb, and deaf: their abode will be Hell: every time it shows abatement, We shall increase from them the fierceness of the Fire.

To those who are interested in exploring Islam's Divine Miracles and Truth, please visit:

www.answering-christianity.com/ac20.htm#links

Have a good day dear brother,
Osama Abdallah
www.answering-christianity.com

Taylor said...

Since I've been reading this blog, I've always appreciated your comments Ibn. Though I do not agree with you, you clearly have well-informed and intellectual responses. It is obvious that you exert careful effort in your studies and contributions.

ben malik said...

Osama,

Since the Bible is corrupt how do you know that Jesus really said that? More of circular reasoning and inconsistency at work?

Fernando said...

Once again (I'm not adressing you for calling me a devil; or claiming I demonized him; or claiming there are intellectually insolvent Islamophobes in this blog; or claiming I'm an illiterate and fatuous... we all know that you, as a pious muslim, don't bellive that for a single second...) Ibn: welcomme back!!!

How can there be «numerical contradiction in the qur'an»?... You mean like Uthman wrotting thate 2+2=5?

I reallie, humour apart, cant see what you mean... canne you explain us all?

perhaps that's whie Usama tryiend to silence you: «Don't waste too much time on blogs, and don't pay too much attention to Fernando»...

and that unlike you Usama, I'm tempted to say, who're:

a) continouslie posting publicity to your virus infected site all around here and there;

b) and debating me on iff "Song of Songs" 8:1-3 calls to pornographie and incest (which clearli does not, as other muslims have admited...); and wether in Nicea, the Emperor Constantin gathered the most famous bible-schoolars to decide the texts he wanted for the bible... bie the way... we're all waiting to you to explain us what YOU think happened in Nicea with historical evidences...

In resume... Ibn (no jokking...) How could there be «numerical contradiction» in the qur'an even iff it was (as I believe it is) corrupted?

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El-Cid said...

Osama said:"As Christ Said:

"Let the blind lead the blind." "

Osama, it really looks like you actually can't help yourself from misreading and misrepresenting the Bible. In this instance I don't see in malicious or intentional action, rather someone that just can make sense of the text.

That is actually the OPPOSITE of what Jesus said. This was not an affirmative statement that "blind" people should lead "blind" people. It is warning against following spiritually blind people. It's actually a negative directive.

In context Jesus was also warning against people who bind their own opinions on others while claiming to speak for God (Matthew 15:9-14).

I think this fits you quite well Osama. You might want to take His words. Also, look up the term "projective identification". It might help you sort some things out.

Royal Son said...

Miracle:

66 books
over 40 authors
3 continents
1600+ years
2 testaments
perfect harmony


Not a miracle:

1 man
1 book
Completely messes up and contradicts the scripture which has gone before.

Case closed.

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Semper Paratus said...

Wait! I've got one for you. Perhaps some of you have heard it before, but this proves that the Great Satan is not Satanic after all.

On the year 1776: "It is the year of the Declaration of Independence, a memorable event to every patriotic American. So those who are interested in Numerics as well as in hisoty may be disposed to seek a reason that the date was 1776 and not 1775 or 1777. The number 1776 has two 7's in it. Add the first and the last figures together (1+6) and the result is a third 7. 777 is 7x111. Subtract 777 from 1776 and the remainder is 999. 777 and 999 in connection with 1776 look mysterious and significant. Other remarkable things can easily be discovered. 1776 is 4x444. So 444, 777, 999 are all concealed in it. ndependence Day is the 4th of July. This accounts for the 4. 4 is also 1+3. 1 and 3 are the figures which compose 13. So each of the 4's in 4x444 may be regarded as a cryptic reminder of the 13 colony-states that ratified the Declaration. The reverse of 13 is 31. The declaration was signed in July which has 31 days. If 444 is subtracted from 1776, the remaider is 1332 from which 333 can be formed just as 777 is formed from 1776. These three 3's in 333 and the 3 identical numers in 999, 777, 444,...all serve to remind us that the monarch of whose misrule the Declaration was an indictment was George the Third. And so on ad infinitum. All of which "facts" lead inevitably to the conclusion that 1776 is a very remarkable number. Q.E.D." (O. T. Allis, Bible Numerics, p. 3-4)

Hogan Elijah Hagbard said...

Osama Abdalla wrote this:

Hogan,

I watched on the history channel the "Bible Codes", and statisticians think it is a total joke!

Elijah replies:

I don't know if we have watched the same program. I watched a documentary from BBC that followed a group of Jewish and British scientists, most not being believers in the supernatural, they applied advanced computers to assess the claim. The outcome from the assessment was 50-50 based on vote, and do notify that most of these individuals were not believers and would be highly reluctant to encourage any belief in the supernatural. So it not branded a joke at all, quite the opposite.

Osama Abdallah wrote:


It goes as follows:

You take a block of paragraphs or a page worth of words and concatenate them together by removing all white space from between the words. Then you can extract words from these blocks or matricies.

This joke was destroyed by brining the MOBY DICK BOOK and doing the same thing with it. The same "prophecies" could be found at Moby Dick.

Elijah replies:

I think David has replied to you effectively about this matter.

Osama Abdallah wrote:

So no, the bible is a total joke when it comes to Numerical Miracles. Not only in the numerical ones, but also in the actual scientific statements. It has AN AWFUL AMOUNT OF SCIENTIFIC PROBLEMS in its statements.

Elijah replies:

Quite the opposite. Science has not branded numerology in the Bible to be a lie, at least there is no common consent among scients to descredit it; Iguess also it would take a lot of time (probably a life time) for an individual to probe into it, so I doubt the claim majority of scientists have discredited it counts as valuable anyway.

The fact is, the very same claims you have made for the Qur'an are made for the Bible, and these claims predate numerology claim for the Qur'an.

For example every verse in the Bible is linked to the next verse and the next book by the number seven system, in fact every word in every verse are presumably attaced by the number seven in their Hebrew and Greek letters and the number that represents these, which in the theroy suggests that the Bible is a matematical miracle.

The theory also suggests that various passages could not have been written humans.

Now I am not saying that I strictly adhere to the theory (I have no time to get into this nor will I, so I choose to remain agnostical at this point); personally I am more in to historical investigation.

But since Muslims bring this claim up with the Qur'an I thought it interesting to mention that similar claims are ascribed to the Bible, and that these claims actually predate the claim for the Qur'an.

The number 7 miracle in the Bible was originally discovered by Dr Ivan Panin who worked 18 hours and day and wrote 40.000 pages on the subject.

I post an article on the subject below if Osama bothers to read it:


'The authenticity of the Holy Bible has been attacked at regular intervals by athiests and theologians alike but none have explained away the mathematical seal beneath its surface.

It would seem the divine hand has moved to prevent counterfeiting in the pages of the Bible in a similar manner to the line that runs through paper money. Bible numerics appears to be God's watermark of authenticity.

Vital research on this numeric seal was completed by a native of the world's most renowned atheistic nation, Russia. Dr Ivan Panin was born in Russia on Dec 12, 1855. As a young man he was an active nihilist and participated in plots against the Czar and his government. He was a mathematical genius who died a Harvard scholar and a citizen of the United States in 1942.

Panin was exiled from Russia. After spending a number of years studying in Germany he went to the United States where he became an outstanding lecturer on literary criticism.

Panin was known as a firm agnostic - so well known that when he discarded his agnosticism and accepted the Christian faith, the newspapers carried headlines telling of his conversion.

It was in 1890 that Dr Panin made the discovery of the mathematical structure underlining the vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. He was casually reading the first verse of the gospel of John in the Greek: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with the God and the Word was God...".

Dr Panin was curious as to why the Greek word for "the"' preceeded the word "God"' in one case and not the other. In examining the text he became aware of a number relationship. This was the first of the discoveries that led to his conversion and uncovered the extensive numeric code.

Oldest manuscripts

Dr Panin found his proof in the some of the oldest and most accurate manuscripts - the Received Hebrew Text and the Westcott and Hort Text.

In the original languages of the Bible, mostly Hebrew and Greek, there are no separate symbols for numbers, letters of the alphabet are also used to indicate numbers.

The numeric value of a word is the sum total of all its letters. It was curiosity that first caused Dr Panin to begin toying with the numbers behind the texts. Sequences and patterns began to emerge. These created such a stirring in the heart of the Russian that he dedicated 50 years of his life to painstakingly comb the pages of the Bible.

This complex system of numbering visibly and invisibly saturates every book of the scriptures emphasising certain passages and illustrating deeper or further meaning in types and shadows. The 66 books of the Bible 39 in the Old and 27 in the New were written by 33 different people.

Those authors were scattered throughout various countries of the world and from widely different backgrounds. Many of them had little or no schooling. The whole Bible was written over a period of 1500 years with a 400 year silence apart from the Apocrypha between the two testaments. Despite the handicaps the biblical books are found to be a harmonious record, each in accord with the other.

Dr Panin says the laws of probability are exceeded into the billions when we try and rationalise the authorship of the Bible as the work of man. He once said: "If human logic is worth anything at all we are simply driven to the conclusion that if my facts I have presented are true, man could never have done this.

Inspiration from on high

"We must assume that a Power higher than man guided the writers in such a way, whether they knew it or not, they did it and the Great God inspired them to do it''.

The Bible itself states clearly that it is the literal God-breathed'' living word of the Creator. The words "Thus saith the Lord"' and "God said"' occur more than 2500 times throughout scripture.

In 2 Timothy 3:16 it states "All scripture is given by inspiration of God". Then in 2 Peter 9:20-21 it plainly states: "No prophecy of the scriptures is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost".

Let's take the number seven as an illustration of the way the patterns work. Seven is the most prolific of the mathematical series which binds scripture together. The very first verse of the Bible "In the begining God created the heaven and the earth" (Gen 1:1), contains over 30 different combinations of seven.

This verse has seven Hebrew words having a total of 28 letters 4 x 7. The numeric value of the three nouns "God", "heaven" and "earth" totals 777. Any number in triplicate expresses complete, ultimate or total meaning.

Also tightly sealed up with sevens are the genealogy of Jesus, the account of the virgin birth and the resurrection. Seven occurs as a number 187 times in the Bible (41 x 7), the phrase "seven-fold" occurs seven times and "seventy" occurs 56 times (7 x 8).

In the Book of Revelation seven positively shines out: there are seven golden candlesticks, seven letters to seven churches, a book sealed with seven seals, seven angels standing before the Lord with seven trumpets, seven thunders and seven last plagues. In fact there are over 50 occurrences of the number seven in Revelation alone.

Divisible by seven

There are 21 Old Testament writers whose names appear in the Bible (3 x 7). The numeric value of their names is divisible by seven. Of these 21, seven are named in the New Testament: Moses, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea and Joel. The numeric values of these names is 1554 (222 x 7). David's name is found 1134 times (162 x 7).

God's seal also pervades creation as though it were woven into the very fabric of nature.

The Bible has declared man's years to be three score and ten (70). The development of the human embryo is in exact periods of sevens or 28 days (4 x 7). Medical science tells us the human body is renewed cell for cell every seven years.

We're told the pulse beats slower every seven days as if it were in accord with the seventh day of rest proclaimed in the Genesis creation week. And God formed man of the dust of the ground (Gen 2:7); science confirms the human body is made of the same 14 elements (2 x 7) found in your average handful of dust.

The light of the sun is made up of seven distinct colours as shown in the rainbow. In music there are seven distinct notes which climax in a chord or octave at the beginning of a new seven.

In almost all animals the incubation or pregnancy period is divisible by seven. Seven is often referred to as "God's seal" or the number of spiritual perfection.

Number of resurrection

Eight is the number of new life or "resurrection". It is the personal number of Jesus. When we add together the letter values of the name Jesus in the Greek we get 888. Jesus was called The Christ, the numeric value of this title is 1480 (185 x 8). He was Saviour which has the value 1408 (2 x 8 x 88).

Jesus is also Lord which again is a multiple of eight being 800 (100 x 8). Messiah has the numeric value 656 (82 x8). Jesus also called himself the Son of man. The term occurs 88 times and is valued at 2960 (370 x 8).

Jesus said "I am the truth": the numeric value of "the truth" is 64 (8 x 8). The last book in the Bible is the Revelation of Jesus Christ which has exactly 888 Greek words. Eight persons were saved in the Ark at the great Noahic flood. God made a covenant with Abraham that every male Jewish child was to be circumsised on the eighth day of his life.

There are eight individual cases of resurrection spoken of in the Bible apart from Jesus. Three occur in the Old Testament, three in the gospels and two in Acts. It was on the eighth day or the first day of the new week that Jesus rose from the dead. The Holy Spirit also came down from heaven on the eighth day.

Nine is finality or completion. The first example of its use is that infinitely sealed first verse of the Bible: "In the beginning God'' which in Hebrew is: Brayshith Elohim which has the numeric value of 999. The very next statement "created the heaven" is also sealed with 999.

Nine is finality

The number nine is endowed with a peculiar quality, it is finality in itself. Not only is it the final single number, but if you multiply it by any other number, the addition of the resulting figures will always revert back to nine (2 x 9 = 18 / 1 + 8 = 9 etc).

There are nine basic gifts available to the Christian believer through the power of God's Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:8-10). There are nine basic fruits which should be evident in the life of the believer (Gal 5:22-23). The words "my wrath" have the numeric value 999. The word Amen or verily is valued at 99 and occurs 99 times.

The work on the cross was completed at the ninth hour when Jesus said "It is finished". The shedding of his blood was final. It saw an end to the old system of animal sacrifice to atone for sin. The word "blood" in this sense occurs 99 times.

Great superstition has always surrounded the number 13 as being unlucky or dark. Perhaps there is good reason. One of the most convincing proofs of the origins of this number can be found by unraveling all the names by which Satan is known. Drakon or dragon has a value of 975 (13 x 75) and it occurs 13 times. Peirazon or tempter has a value of 1053 (13 x 81). Belial which is personification of evil has a value of 78 (13 x 6).

Anthropoktonos or "murderer" has a value of 1820 (13 x 40). Ophis or "serpent" is 780 (13 x 60). The phrase used by the Holy Spirit Ho kaloumenos diablos kai ho Satanas or "called the Devil and Satan" is valued 2197 (13 x 13 x 13).

Small neat calculations

This article is in truth an oversimplification of the work of Dr Panin and others who followed in his footsteps. Dr Panin's work initially involved some 40,000 pages of material on which he had written millions of small neat calculations. It involved volumes.

He often laboured up to 18 hours a day exploring the vast numeric structure. By and large it was a thankless task. Dr Panin said "When I first made the discovery I was of course, taken off my feet - I was in the same condition as our friend Archimedes who when he solved a great mathematical problem while in the bath, rushed in to the street naked, crying 'I have found it'. I thought people would be delighted to embrace the new discovery, but I found human nature is always the same. So I quietly withdrew and did my work all by myself".

Although it would appear that his work has been largely lost from popular reading today Dr Panin did accomplish several outstanding works. He published Structure in the Bible the Numeric Greek New Testament and the Numeric English New Testament.

The works of Dr Ivan Panin have been put before the experts many times. Dr Panin once challenged nine noted rationalists and Bible critics through the medium of the New York Sun newspaper Nov 9, 1899. He dared them to publicly refute or give explanation for a few of his presented facts. Four made lame excuses. The rest were silent.

Dr Panin issued a challenge throughout leading newspapers of the world asking for a natural explanation or rebuttal of the facts. Not a single person accepted'.

Hogan Elijah Hagbard said...

And Osama

Let me repeat the question I have asked several times:

How do you explain that my computer virus protector detected and sorted out a trojan horse from your website entering my computers this last Sunday?

Can you give us an explanation?

Don't tell us your website is virus free?

So to repeat my question:

How can your website be virus free and safe to enter, when virus protection systems act against a trojan horse upon entering?

COULD YOU ONCE AND FOR ALL ANSWER THAT QUESTION?

Hogan Elijah Hagbard said...

Ok I say now that Osama has already responded to the matter of virus on the previous tread.

Well we shall see what happens.

Fernando said...

Usama... since we can't, for the presentte momentt (and thankes for your effords...), be sure not to be attacked inn your site I here jugest you, all the muslims interested in this subject off the psedo-miracles in que qur'an to see:

http://www.islam-watch.org/Amarkhan/Miracles-of-Quran-Exposed.htm

Royal Son said...

Working by the letters of the alphabet where A=1,b=2,...z=26 and so on:

BIBLE
translates as:
B=2,i=9,b=2,l=12,e=5
2+9+2+12+5 = 30

30 = Father, Son, Holy Spirit * 10 signifying perfection.

PAUL
translates as:
p=16,a=1,u=21,l=12
16+1+21+21 = 53

TRUE APOSTLE
translates as:
t=20,r=18,u=21,e=5
a=1,p=16,o=15,s=19,t=20,l=12,e=5
20+18+21+5+1+16+15+19+20+12+5=152

152-53 = 99
99 = 3*3*11

3 signifies the Triune God
3 also signifies resurrection
11 uses the digits 1 and 1 which add up to 2

Therefore Paul was a true apostle of the Triune God who witnessed the resurrection of Jesus Christ who is the 2nd person of the Divine Trinity.

MOHAMMED

translates to

M=13,O=15,H=8,A=1,M=13,M=13,E=5,d=4
13+15+8+1+13+13+5+4=72

FALSE PROPHET

translates to

F=6,A=1,L=12,S=19,E=5
P=16,R=18,O=15,P=16,H=8,E=5,T=20
6+1+12+19+5+16+18+15+16+8+5+20=141

141+72 = 213

If we add these digits together in alternate sequence we get:

213 + 321+ 132 = 666 = Satan's number

QURAN

Translates as:
q=17,u=21,r=18,a=1,n=14
17+21+18+1+14=71

Now take the number of Surahs in the Quran = 114

Add the number of surahs with it's reverse we get 114+411=525

subtract 5 from 25 we get [20]

Reverse the Quran (71) number we get 17

71+17 = 88
88 = 11*8
Add these digits together we get 1+1+8 = [10]

Take Mohammed's number 72 and reverse it we get [27].

Now to put this all together we find that the Bible reveals that Mohammed is a false prophet in it's 27th book, in chapter 20, verse 10.

The bible's 27th book is Revelation.

Revelation 20:10 reads:

And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Do you still want to use numbers to try to probe your book Osama?
This took me about 15 minutes to come up with.