Biblical Alphanumerics is the letters of the Hebrew Alefbet and their corresponding numerical values. There is a Jewish discipline known as Gematria devoted to finding hidden meanings in the numerical values of words. For example 18 is the numerical value of Chai (meaning Life) so donations to Jewish charities are routinely made in denominations of 18.
As is common knowledge amongst most scholars of the biblical languages, both Hebrew and Greek are intrinsically alphanumeric, which means that the signs used to denote letters also serve to represent numbers.
The correspondence between letter and number for the Greek alphabet is found on inscriptions as far back as the fifth century BC, and the values given in the Alphabet Table are found in many standard Greek dictionaries.
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