Foretold In the Bible
When the "Error 404" message comes up, it usually means:
page you're looking for has been moved.
page you're looking for has been deleted.
address you've entered is not complete.
address you've entered is not valid.
This is my custom Error 404 File Not Found page, with
a prophetic twist which I'll explain below.
Story of Discovery
On July 14, 1999, I received a newsletter from InternetDay
which provides instructions of how to supply a custom-made "Error 404" message. In
the article, "Create Your Own Custom
Error Page!" Sylvia Myers, provided instructions to enable the webmaster to provide a
personalized 404 message that would then redirect the user to an appropriate index page such as the
While creating such a document (this page) for this www.GreaterThings.com
web site, I thought I would look up word number 404 in my New Testament Lexicon, just for the heck
of it. I've found astonishing correlation's for so many other
things by doing this. Why not "Error 404" too!
So that you can appreciate what I found, let me quote for you a portion of the directions
supplied by Sylvia in the newsletter.
this html into the <head> of your page.
CONTENT="2; URL=http://www.yourname.com/index.htm" target="_top">
As you can see, the key HTML command for redirecting the page is "REFRESH."
With this in mind, check out the definition of word number 404 in the New Testament Greek Lexicon.
(Click here to see Sylvia's response to the following discovery.)
The New Testament Greek Lexicon lists all of the words of the Greek New Testament in
alphabetical order and numbers them, so that people who do not know Greek can look up a word and
its definition with ease.
So word 404 below is merely the four-hundred-and-fourth word of the New Testament, listed
alphabetically. (This numbering standard was established by James
Strong around the turn of the century -- long before "Error 404" was an issue.)
Note the play on words here and how the word "refresh" is featured.
Remember that REFRESH is the primary command in HTML redirect command.
Now, quoting from Zodhiates' Complete Word Study Dictionary: New
To make cool, refresh. Cooling
again, refrigerating or refreshing with
cool air as the body when overheated. Not used in the NT in this sense, but sued
figuratively, meaning to refresh, to
relieve when under distress.
Deriv.: anapsuxix (403), refreshing.
Ant. (5015), to trouble, disturb; (1298), to agitate greatly; (2346),
to afflict; (4660), to vex, annoy; (387), to upset; (85), to be bewildered; (1278), to
work out with toil.
The antonyms are a commentary on the emotions that come when one reaches an "Error
The "Refresh" command by the webmaster is designed to redirect the person to another
page so that they are not left with that annoying dead-end message.
This amazing correlation between an arbitrarily assigned error number and a word number in the
ancient Greek New Testament is but one of thousands of such correlations that I have found thus
far, some of which are reported on this GreaterThings web site. I call this new Bible code
Page 404 of the LDS Topical guide contains the word "pursue" which in this context is
a synonym of "REFRESH." The custom 404 page enables one to continue the pursuit
and not reach a dead end.
There is likewise an applicable play on words in word 404 of the Old Testament Hebrew lexicon.
The purpose of the above-mentioned html code in the custom
"Error 404" page is to redirect the viewer's browser to another page, such as the home
page. With that in mind, now consider the meaning of word 404 in Hebrew. This quote
comes from Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon of the Old Testament.
|404 akaph (4,!)
(2) . . . To impel on. In the Old
Testament only found Pro. 16:26, "for his mouth urgeth him on."
While I was at it, I thought I would also look at page 404 in my Webster's
Sure enough, the first and last words, which are also the headings for the page, apply in a
play-on-words way as well.
The first is
chuck hydrant, a fire hydrant having a cover set flush with the pavement and to which
a chuck can be attached -- called also flush hydrant
Rather than reach a dead end, with a custom "Error 404" page the user can be
directed, for example, to an index of the site, with its wealth of information -- the fire hydrant
treatment when least expected.
The last is:
church invisible The entire company of those on earth and in afterlife who
whether members of the church visible or not belong to the faithful for whom it is believed God
has destined to salvation.
This applies to this web site in particular, inasmuch as a primary theme of the site is to
direct people to the church of the firstborn, which consists of
those who pierce the veil and commune with God and angels.
Sterling D. Allan; Manti, Utah; July 14, 15 1999
As mentioned in the Introduction above, Sylvia is the one who wrote
the InternetDay article that catalyzed this discover.
Amazing, we think we are so modern, with our
computers and buzz words and then you discover
something like this.
Of course you can use my name and link. I appreciate
it. I would add the link to the article in Internet Day.
Thanks again for the information. Amazing.
By the way, you have a great web site.
Dine 4 Less
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(established, 1831), Springfield 2, Massachusetts, U.S.A.; 1961).
Spiros; Complete Word Study Dictionary: New Testament AMG Publishers, Chattanooga, TN
37422; 1992. ISBN 0-89957-663-X. Purchase
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This page created on July 15, 1999
Last updated on March 06, 2013