Statistical Science

Equidistant Letter Sequences in the Book of Genesis

Doron Witztum, Eliyahu Rips, and Yoav Rosenberg

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Abstract

It has been noted that when the Book of Genesis is written as two-dimensional arrays, equidistant letter sequences spelling words with related meanings often appear in close proximity. Quantitative tools for measuring this phenomenon are developed. Randomization analysis shows that the effect is significant at the level of 0.00002.

Article information

Source
Statist. Sci. Volume 9, Number 3 (1994), 429-438.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

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http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1177010393

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doi:10.1214/ss/1177010393

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Keywords
Genesis equidistant letter sequences cylindrical representations statistical analysis

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Witztum, Doron; Rips, Eliyahu; Rosenberg, Yoav. Equidistant Letter Sequences in the Book of Genesis. Statist. Sci. 9 (1994), no. 3, 429--438. doi:10.1214/ss/1177010393. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1177010393.


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