In a recent video ( Hebrew, English), produced by Oren Evron, he expounded his astounding findings connecting the first verse of Genesis (in its original Hebrew) to Pi (π).

A short version (5 mins.) may be found here (English; Hebrew captions, needs activation).

I detail herewith, for the benefit of the English-speaking readers, some of the findings in the Hebrew version (in a very concentrated fashion). The essence of Oren Evron’s findings is the abundance of links between various numbers, traditionally associated with the first verse of Genesis, and patterns embedded in the first 628 digits (after the decimal point) of Pi.

Biblical-Hebrew first verse of Genesis:

בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ

We introduce Evron’s findings in the same order, as appearing in the video, with minor modifications, as deemed fit for this post. We start with some obvious numbers, associated with the structure of Genesis first verse, and then proceed to the less obvious (the new findings).

**Numerical values associated with first verse in Genesis:**

- Number of words —
**7**; - Number of letters —
**28**; - Sum of gematria values for all seven words —
**2701**; - Sum of gematria values of first letter in each word —
**22**(average per first letter: 22/7=3.14..); - Gematria value of the Hebrew word
*Torah*is**611**; **Small gematria**is traditionally defined in Jewish scholarship as the sum total of the gematria values of individual letters comprising the word, with the zeros deleted; for example, the letter*Yod*(10) is counted as 1, the letter*Resh*(200) as 2 and so on. Accordingly,**small gematria**of the biblical-Hebrew word*Torah*—**17**;**Small gematria**of the first verse of the Bible —**82**;- According to Jewish tradition,
*Torah*preceded the “beginning of the universe” (*Be-reshit*, “In the beginning”, the first word in Genesis 1:1). We replace the letters, comprising*Be-reshit*, by the respective letters in the Hebrew alphabet preceding them (except Aleph, the first in the Hebrew alphabet, which cannot be replaced). The gematria values of these six new letters sum up to**611**, which is the gematria value of the word*Torah*(again, traditionally believed to precede*Be-Reshit*);

**Associations between first verse in Genesis and Pi:**

- Sum of
**first****611**digits in Pi (after the decimal point) —**2701 (611**= gematria for;*Torah***2701****=**gematria of**first****verse**in*Torah*)!!; - We repeat, with
**small gematria**, the same “exercise”, as done earlier for “regular” gematria, to find out that in Pi, sum of the first**17**digits (after the decimal point) is equal to**82**‼ ; - The
**611**digits of Pi, starting with the seventeenth (namely, the last to represent*Torah*, in small gematria, in Pi), sum up to…**2701**, again‼ ; - The
**611**digits of Pi, starting with the digit**after**the seventeenth (the last to represent*Torah*, in small gematria, in Pi), sum up to…**2701**, yet again‼ ; - The findings above (#2 and #4) imply that the first 628 (17+611) digits of Pi, after the decimal point, are divided in two non-overlapping consecutive sets: The first set relates to
**small gematria**—**17**digits (=*Torah*) summing up to**82**(=first verse in*Torah*); The second (consecutive) set relates to**regular gematria**—**611**digits (=*Torah*) summing up to**2701**(=first verse in*Torah*)‼; - Incredibly, this structure has a
**mirror image**reflected when counting in reverse: starting with the**628**th digit and counting backward, we obtain for the first**17**digits a sum total of**82;**Counting further back we obtain for the remaining**611**digits a sum of**2701**‼

These mind-boggling findings by Oren Evron represent about 24 minutes from the complete video (lasting about 63 minutes).

A Mathematica program, in a PDF file, verifying Oren Evron’s findings, as detailed in this post, may be downloaded here:

Haim Shore_Verification of Links between Pi and Genesis first verse_Evron’s Findings_January 19 2020

**A reninder about the importance of Pi: **It appears in numerous scientitifc formulae, including the normal (Gauss) distribution and Einstein’s fundamantal equation of General Relativity. In other words, Pi is a basic building block of the universe.

(my own single finding about the relationship between Pi and the first verse of Genesis my be read here)