The main objective of this thesis is to find an empirical scientific basis for testing the hypothesis as formulated by C.J. Labuschagne: the biblical writings are numerical compositions. In the present study the question whether biblical writings are numerical compositions, is restricted to an investigation into the divine 'monologues' in the books of Genesis- 2Kings, to find out whether they are numerical compositions. This topic is treated here as purely literary, which means that historical questions have not been taken into consideration and that no research has been done with regard to the compositional techniques in vogue in biblical times. The only object of this literary investigation is the biblical text as we have it in Codex Leningradensis. The purpose of this study is to contribute to the formulation of a methodologically accountable analytical technique, which is suitable to ascertain whether texts in these books, as transmitted in Codex L, can be described as texts of which the form has been determined by numerical structures in such a way, that a significant relation exists between the (numerical) form and the (textual) content. ... Zie: Summary
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