"1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the Earth.
2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was
upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
In "Wonders of Numbers" (Clifford A. Pickover, 2000), Mathematician Martin Gardner challenges the reader to find out that:
Start with any word in 1) above ('In' to 'Earth'), and count the number of (length of) the word (say 3 in 'the'): "n1";
and Proceed to the word n1 after the first word (say 'created'), and count the number of (length of) the word (7): "n2";
and Proceed to the word n2 after the second word ('created'),
and so forth, and the two 'God's (one each in 2) and 3)) will thus end up just n* after the preceeding words.My Excel spreadsheet
will help find out about this.Wonders of Numbers: Adventures in Mathematics, Mind, and Meaning