In numbers, 888 (LH:6), i.e. eight hundred and eighty-eight, is the circumference of a circle with a diameter of "282" (NE: bios); is a number found in the "string ratio of the whole tone" in the fraction 0.888 (Fideler, 1993); the sum of the six rows and two diagonals of the solar magic square; and the gematria value of the Hebrew phrase: "god came to earth in the flesh" (אלהִים בּוֹא ארץ בשּר); and the isopsephy value (NE) of the name Ιησους, i.e. "Iesous", or Jesus,
In 520BC, Pythagoras, having studies mathematics in Egypt, was said to have been employing magic squares, e.g. in his proofs of the Pythagorean theorem. An example of this is pictured adjacent. In this period, someone began to associate a magic square for each of the seven wandering stars, i.e. the sun, moon, and the five visible planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn; hence, either the "solar magic square" was devised either by Pythagoras or he learned it from the Egyptians.
In 200AD, amid the Roman recension, when the New Testament of the Bible was written, the number "666" was called the "mark of the beast". Likewise, the number "888", via gematria rendering, became or formed the Greek name Ιησούς (NE:888), i.e. "Iesous", or Jesus.
Presumably, this 888 / 666 solar pattern, is symbolic, in some way, of the ancient 3,200 pre-Dynastic Horus (sun) vs Set (night) battle motif, Horus as the sun and Set as the beast. Little, however, is known about Egyptian mathematics, other than that fact that it was where the Greeks learned their mathematics.
282 | Diameter of Jesus
The isopsephy value of the term "bio", via the Greek βίος, is numerically equivalent to "282". With reference to the solar magic square, the number "282" is the closest whole number diameter, for circle with a circumference of 888, as shown below:
- D = 281 yields C = 882.79 (5.21 less than 888)
- D = 282 yields C = 885.93 (2.07 less than 888)
- D = 283 yields C = 889.07 (1.07 more than 888)
thus we have:
and with substitution:
or in words:
Hence, in translation, the term "bios" is a solar magic word.
In 520BC, Pythagoras, in addition to using magic squares, is also associated with the mathematical parable of the geometry of "measure of the fish", amid which, the number "282", the isopsephy value of βίος (bio), supposedly, can be derived from the solar magic square; one take on this is as follows:
- “The names Jesus (888) and Christ (1480), by gematria, both are related to the two Greek words for life: ‘zoe’ and ‘bios’. Each diagram, shown below, also brings out the cosmological number 1332 (666 x 2) which is, like 888 and 1480, obtained from the magic square of the sun. The whole arrangement is one of logos, ratio, and harmony, symbolizing Jesus the Christ as the cosmic word of life and light.”
- — David Fideler (1993), Jesus Christ: Sun of God (pg. 269) 
The image shown adjacent, is a modified variant of the cover of Geoff Roberts' 2011 book Jesus 888, shown with added annotation.
The significance of the 1000, as the unit size of the so-called divine solar circle is said to represent the "divine monad", thousand equivalent, in the Greek ratio system, to "1", as David Fideler (1993) sees things:
- “Helios, 318, the Greek name of the sun, is derived from the ratio of the circle, for the reciprocal of π is .318. In other words, a circle measuring 1000 units in circumference (representing unity) will have a diameter of 318 units. In music, 0.666 is the string ratio of the perfect fifth, while 0.888 is the string ratio of the whole tone. The Greeks did not use the decimal point at all, and, in every instance where gematria values are based on mathematical ratios, the ‘decimal point’ has been moved over exactly three places. In other words, while we define these ratios in relation to ‘1’, we conclude that the Greeks defined these ratios in relation to ‘1000’, which represents the same principle, the monad or unity, the ineffable first cause.”
- — David Fideler (1993), Jesus Christ, Sun of God: Ancient Cosmology and Early Christian Symbolism (pg. 84) 
Other phrases numerically equivalent to 888 include:
- “I am Jehovah, I change not” (Malachi 3:6)
- “I am the life” (ειμι η ζωη)
- “Thou lord art exalted forever” (Psalm 92:8)
- “Salvation of our god” (Isaiah 52:10)
- “Lord of sabbath”
- “The founder”
The following equates to 8880:
- “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, god is with us.”
The number 888 also, supposedly, is the sum of the 24 letters of the Greek alphabet:
- “To the Christian Gnostics, 888 was sacred because when all twenty-four letters of the Greek alphabet are added together, the sum is 888, symbolizing the totality of creation.”
- — Chevalier Emerys (2007), Revelation of the Holy Grail (pg. 204)
It remains to be seen, how this last conjecture results?
The following are related quotes:
- “Now Jesus possesses this ineffable generation. From the mother of all things, that is, the first Tetrad , there came forth a second Tetrad , after the manner of a daughter; and thus an Ogdoad  was formed, from which, again, a Decad  proceeded: thus was joined a Decad and an Ogdoad. The Decad then, being joined with the Ogdoad, and multiplying it ten times, gave rise to the number eighty ; and again, multiplying eighty ten times, produced the number eight hundred . Thus, then, the whole number of letters proceeding from the Ogdoad [multiplied] into the Decad, is eight hundred and eighty-eight . This is the name of Jesus; for this name, if you reckon up the numerical value of the letters, amounts to eight hundred and eighty-eight [Jesus, Ιησους (Iseous) = 888]. Wherefore, also, the alphabet of the Greeks contains eight Monads [1s], eight Decads [10s], and eight Hecatads [100s], which present the number eight hundred and eighty-eight , i.e. Jesus, who is formed of all numbers; and on this account he is called Alpha [α] and Omega [ω], indicating his origin from all.”
- “Kircher points out, in his Arithmologia (1665), a Greek example of magic squares; the names Jesus and Mary, IESOUS and MARIA have a curious relation. Iesous is 10, 8, 200, 70, 400, 200 = 888. Now take Maria, 40, 1, 100, 10, 1 = 152. Set 152 in a magic square of three, i.e., nine compartments, thus, 1—5—2, 5—2—1, 2—1—5, then the totals are all 888. The letters of Iesous also make a magic square of 36 divisions, adding every way to 888.”
- — William Westcott (1889), “Numbers: Their Occult Powers and Mystic Virtues” 
- “The Greek name Iesous, or 10 + 8 + 200 + 70 + 400 + 200, is an artificial and forced transliteration of the Hebrew name Joshua, which has been deliberately constructed by the gospel writers to make sure that it expresses the symbolically significant number: 888.”
- — Timothy Freke (1999), The Jesus Mysteries (pg. 116)
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