Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Investigating 2484

1. It's a new number - unused by anyone ever before in the history of Ironman Florida. I'm the first to wear it.

2. It's a simple progression, just missing the last term: 2, 4, 8, and 4(squared).

3. There is no verse 24:84 anywhere in the Bible, so unlike Ellie, I have had no messages from Yahweh encoded for me there.

How about Exodus 48:4 or 4:84 - nope, doesn't exist.

How about Jeremiah (book 24), verse 8:4?? Bingo!!!

"Say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: 'When men fall down, do they not get up? When a man turns away, does he not return?'"
or alternatively,
“Jeremiah, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord says:‘When people fall down, don’t they get up again? When they discover they’re on the wrong road, don’t they turn back?'"

4. S.2484 An act to amend title 38, United States Code, to simplify and improve pay provisions for physicians and dentists and to authorize alternate work schedules and executive pay for nurses, and for other purposes. Introduced by Arlen Specter in 2004, and passed into law.

5. Strong's number 02484 of The KJV Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon is hylx, or Chelyah, which means jewels or jewelry. Used in Hosea 2:13: ""And I will punish her for the days of the Baals when she used to offer sacrifices to them and adorn herself with her earrings and jewelry, and follow her lovers, so that she forgot Me," declares the Lord."

6. Strong's number 2484 of The New Testament Greek Lexicon is Itourai, meaning "past the limits" or "he will arrange". Itouraia is the name of a mountainous region, lying northeast of Palestine and west of Damascus. At the time when John the Baptist made his public appearance it was subject to Philip the Tetrarch, son of Herod the Great, among the regions assigned to this prince after his father's death. It was brought under Jewish control by King Aristobulus around 100 B.C. Its inhabitants had been noted for robbery and skillful use of the bow.


Bolder said...

can you analyze Travis's for him.

he doesn't want to be juvenile.

but, is looking for meaning.

KLN said...

You're tapering, aren't you!

On race day, your number is only that, but *you* are going to come through!

Helen said...

All this talk of your number made me investigate what Numerology had to say about things:

2484 adds up to 9 in Numerology.

2+4+8+4 = 18
1+8 = 9

And what does that mean?

By the "New Age" definition:

9. Completion. Arriving at a spiritual goal. Altruistic, giving to others without thought of return. Potential fear and anxieties, as a cycle of completion comes to an end. Uncertainty of what's next.

The ancient numerological systems such as the Chaldean, say this:

9. - End of a Cycle - Astrology: Mars and Pluto - Colour: Gold (buttercup perhaps?) And for what it's worth, the temple of Mars is where the roman army gathered before leaving for a war, and where it was praised upon returning from victorious battles.

The Chinese number definitions:

9 - 九 - long in time

I think they all sound suprisingly on target.

I can't wait to get my number for the NYC Marathon so I can see what the numbers say for me!

** all this info is from wikipedia **

TriBoomer said...

Don't forget that real page turner, The Department of Defense form 2484 "Summary of Contractual Action's to Facilitate the National Defense."?

Stay tuned...

TriBoomer said...

Don't forget that real page turner, The Department of Defense form 2484 "Summary of Contractual Action's to Facilitate the National Defense."?

Stay tuned...

nancytoby said...

Wooo, I like all of these!!

I'm getting all misty-eyed... every fortune cookie is speaking directly TO ME!!!!

Wow, Helen even typed in Chinese! That's impressive!! I like the "completion" thing!! Finish lines are awesome!

Lynne said...

When are you leaving? Will you have time to acclimate? What's your plan once you get to SUNNY - WARM (but not too warm) Florida?

I am SO excited for you!!!! Do your kids have a clue of how big this is?????

nancytoby said...

Nah, the kids have no clue.

I fly in Thursday morning and that's all check-in day. And get as much sleep as I can! Hopefully some swim time too. Drive the course Friday, race Saturday!!!

Fe-lady said...

ME thinks you have WAY too much time on your hands right now!!!!
(Or you have been watching old episodes of "Lost" and are thinking of the number sequences re-occuring!) :-)

nancytoby said...

Yeah, when do I get back to REAL TRAINING????

I haven't seen any Lost at all! I was afraid I'd get hooked! I may rent it on video so I can see it straight through, though. Survivor and Amazing Race is all I'm watching now, and I even missed Sarah Reinertsen getting booted off A. R. last Sunday because I forgot about it!

21st Century Mom said...

Gosh, you aren't obessing about IMFL at all, are you? :-)

I guess if you have to taper you need to turn all of that energy elsewhere.

You go girl! All signs point to us all glued to the tube to hear 'Nancy Toby - you ARE and Ironman'.

triathlonmom said...

Waaaaay too much time on your hands!

Habeela said...

Symbolic messages! I love it! And you'll do the number proud, I'm sure. :)

Vickie said...

Wear that number proud! Good luck and will be watching your progress during the race and waiting for your finish. You will do this!

Lisa said...

wear the number proud, it is yours.

i like how you tried to analyze it. i suggest looking at the full chapter in jeremiah to understand what that might mean.

Blessings! I will pray for you on that day. :)

jeanne said...

you do realize that you're insane, right? just checking!

nancytoby said...

You got a problem with that??