## Genesis 1:1 - The π Constant and the Beginning of a Circle

A circle is said to have no beginning or no ending. So, how is it then that the π ratio can be found in the very first verse of the first chapter of Genesis, which starts with "In the Beginning"?!?!

Using the gematria found in the original Hebrew texts, Craig Cooper discovered that the π constant can be calculated by a simple formula, by multiplying the product of the letters by the number of the letters, and dividing that product by the product of words and by the number of words as found in Genesis 1:1. Complements of Vernon Jenkins, the math behind this discovery is summarized and detailed below:

The letter-by-letter details follow.

**Genesis 1:1 in the Hebrew**

The first verse of the Hebrew Scriptures reads (right to left) as follows:

There are 7 words comprising a total of 28 letters. Since c200 BC each letter has also functioned as a numeral. The values so assigned are written above each letter. Each string of letters (the words, in this case) represents a number obtained by summing the letter values. These 7 results are recorded in blue on the bottom line. Their sum - the * verse characteristic value *- is 2701.

**Detail of the Letter-Products**

We now proceed, word by word, to determine the product of the letter values:

Source: http://homepage.virgin.net/vernon.jenkins/Pi_File.htm