Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Random Verse for 9/9/09

I had the random thought that I could look up the 9th verse of the 9th chapter of the 9th book of the Hebrew Bible for a good random verse for today, but I found that Scott already beat me to it.
OK. Ninth book, ninth chapter, ninth verse. 1 Samuel 9:9, “Formerly in Israel, anyone who went to inquire of God would say, “Come, let us go to the seer”; for the one who is now called a prophet was formerly called a seer.” Uhmm, God? If you’re trying to tell me something you’re going to have to make it a little more explicit.
Scott tried the NT first but found that Galatians didn't have a ninth chapter. Then he went chronologically and came up with Romans 9:9 and determined the world will end today, so this may be the last installment of the Random Verses series.

If we had a definitive answer on the precise chronological order in which the books of the Hebrew Bible were written, I could try to one up Scott with exactly the 9th verse of the 9th chapter of the 9th book of the Bible ever written. I hope it would say something about how the world is not ending today. Or maybe I just need to go seek out a seer.

Score: Randomness 9, Relevance 3.

Maybe I should sprinkle a little numerology into the random verse selection since this was so effective (provided there are any future installments, of course).


  1. I'm not sure if this is great minds think alike or the ship of fools thing...

    First rule of numerology club: you don't talk about numerology club.

  2. Man, I'm such an amateur at this. I broke the first rule already.