from Chapter 5
The first characteristic of the Heavenly Jerusalem is completeness. As a symbol of the entire universe it should display in its dimensions the number representing every god, power, or tendency in nature. Some of the principal numbers in the scheme have here been identified; among them are 3168, 1080, 1224, and 1746, and there is reference also to 864 and 666. All these numbers were applied by gematria to important names and phrases in the sacred texts of early Christianity, which provides clues to their symbolism, and further inferences are derived from their astronomical and other associations. They...