New), phrase, sentence, passage, or book, has thus its numeric value. (4) If in the above list Of the 24 letters Of the Greek alphabet (and the same is true of the 22 letters of the Hebrew) the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., up to 24 (up to 22 in Hebrew), be placed before the 24 letters in their order, the number before each letter is its place value. And the sum Of the place value of the letters of which it consists is the Place Value of that word. The place value Of 1770009, Jesus, is thus 87, the sum of 9, 7, 18, 15, 20, and 18: the place values of its six letters. Every Greek and Hebrew word has thus three values: its numeric, its place value and the sum of the two constituting the value. We may now proceed with the examination Of the passage itself: what can it tell us of its descent, its character, its citizen ship?