When all of Jesus’ statements are applied mathematically, and when one considers the full import of His presenting the cross (+), the positive sign, as His symbol and

it would appear that His mathematical concepts moved beyond those of His day, and that He attempted to describe theall-embracing answerof the operation of the energy that mathematics attempts to describe…this study poses His words against the concepts of Nicomachus of Gerasa…both He and Nicomachus use “father and son,” and “teacher and pupil,” to symbolize “greater and the lesser,” or the concept of opposites, unequal; but in Jesus’ concept these opposites meet and are reconciled in the unity ofreality, orone.sameness

Here Preston Harold describes the similarities between the teachings of Jesus and Nicomachus, striking as they are. But whereas Nicomachus writes that “when a point is added to a point, it makes no increase, for when a non-dimensional thing is added to another non-dimensional thing, it will thereby not have dimension…,” Jesus took another point of view.

This is to say, when the cross (+) as symbol and all-embracing answer is applied to the problem of “sum of nothing added to nothing,” it would say that Jesus did not overlook the word

– the symbol (+) introduces the problem of organization, or, as Eddington put it, of “and.” The cross as answer indicates that there cannot be a “non-dimensional thing,” –or, one might say, until a point has dimension or until it is defined, a point is not a point: the cross has dimension and it also defines a point, or gives a point dimension. The cross (+) as answer and symbol calls forth the concept of negative (-) and positive (+) numbers.added

Harold now goes onto describe how one becomes itself ** the** unit of measure when seen in contrast with zero. It shifts in its capacity from a mere digit to an active function, from a noun to a verb.

In the view of this study, Jesus realized that the correspondence between

and the whole, zero, and betweenoneand each other ensuing digit, differing only byone, makes ofone,one. This is to say,measure itselfis not merely a unique digit: it is, rather, aone, orprincipleinvolving opposites, “minus-one” and “plus-one,” upon which the whole operates. Thus, Jesus saw that in the definition ofactionas anone, the definition ofoperative principleunderlying principle upon whichtheandoneoperate could be grasped. And as Jesus examined His own mind the “sum of nothing added to nothing,” which must perforce involve the division of “nothing,” or the whole or zero, the positive (+), the cross, arose as the only possible answer to the problem of “naught divided by naught.” This, because the problem itself is posed in terms that may be seen only asall. Or, one might say, that if through use of zero-0-an infinite increase in number may be drawn, then unlike the numbera negative divided by a negative which produces a positive answer, when zero multiplies itself it produces more than itself: it must forever reproduce itselfone.plus

Until next time, peace.