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Why  153  Fish  in  John  21:11  ?

Sections :

Introduction
Church Fathers : Sts. Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Cyril A.
Mathematical Beauty of 153
No Reason ?
Why Church Fathersí Answers Could Not Be Johnís
Problems with Square Root of 3 Answer
Context Points to the Answer : An Explanation That Works
Archimedes : Context of Time and Place
Greeks and Wisdom
Fish
Calculating the Measure of the Fish
Johnís Purpose
Why Church Fathers Did Not (could not?) Give Johnís Idea
Conclusion

  


Luke 5:1-11

Mathematical Beauty of 153

The number 153 has interesting qualities. Although, other numbers have unique qualities as well.   For example see 73.

However, as is explained below, I believe that none of these qualities listed below, however interesting, were Johnís primary reason for including this number in his Gospel.

The mathematical properties of 153

153 = 3 x 51   (symmetrical)

1 + 5 + 3 = 9 = 32 

13 + 53 + 33 = 153

122 + 32 = 153 

(10 + 7) x 32 = 153

17 x 32 = 153

1 + 2 + 3 ... + 17 = 153

153 = 100 + 28 + 25, with
100 a square number,  100 = 102
28 a triangular number, see below, and
25 a circular number. 
A circular number is a number whose square
ďendsĒ in the same digits as the number itself.

Sum of first 5 factorials is  153.

N! ĖA factorial of n, denoted by n!, is the product of all positive integers less than or equal to n.
For example,   5! = 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 = 120. 

n          ...  n!           

1 ...              1

2 ...              2

3 ...              6

4 ...            24

5 ...      +  120

                153

  

1 + 2 + 3 Ö + 17 = 153

 

 

Thus, the number 153 is the 17th triangular number.

The colours show that 153 is also the sum of the first five positive factorials.

 

 

Another interesting feature of the number 153 is that it is the limit of the following algorithm:

1.         Take a random positive integer, divisible by three.

2.         Split that number into its base 10 digits.

3.         Take the sum of their cubes.

4.         Go back to step 2 and resume sequence of instructions.

An example, starting with the number 84: 

 

 


 
The number 153 is also a hexagonal number, and a truncated triangle number, meaning that 1, 15, and 153 are all triangle numbers.

 

65359477124183 x 17 = 1111111111111111 
65359477124183 x 34 = 2222222222222222 
65359477124183 x 51 = 3333333333333333 
65359477124183 x 68 = 4444444444444444 
65359477124183 x 85 = 5555555555555555 
65359477124183 x 102 = 6666666666666666 
65359477124183 x 119 = 7777777777777777 
65359477124183 x 136 = 8888888888888888 
65359477124183 x 153 = 9999999999999999

 

 Exponents

The term power was used by the Greek mathematician Euclid for the square of a line.[1] Archimedes discovered and proved the law of exponents, 10a 10b = 10a+b, necessary to manipulate powers of 10.[2]
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The Church Fathers made use of some of the mathematical qualities above.  However, as will be explained in the second page below, I do not believe that John had intended or used any of these mathematical formulas.

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Sections :

Introduction
Church Fathers : Sts. Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Cyril A.
No Reason ?
Why Church Fathersí Answers Could Not Be Johnís
Problems with Square Root of 3 Answer
Context Points to the Answer : An Explanation That Works
Archimedes : Context of Time and Place
Greeks and Wisdom
Fish
Calculating the Measure of the Fish
Johnís Purpose
Why Church Fathers Did Not (could not?) Give Johnís Idea
Conclusion

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