Last week Derek Leman posted a great article on his blog, Yeshua in Context, on the use of Gematria in the B’rit Chadasha, and particularly in the Gospel of John. Gematria is the rabbinic term for finding numerical patterns in the biblical text. Although the use of Gematria appears throughout the Bible, including the New Testamanent, it is interesting how prevalent it is in the Gospel of John particularly. However, as one of the most mystical texts within the New Testament it should not be such a surprise.
I encourage you to check out the post HERE.