48 This Is That Hidden Knowledge Which Shall Never Change Since Its Beginning Is With Nine #29

In the Arabic Bayan the Bab described His inheritance law as being in

accordance with a hidden knowledge in the Book of God--a knowledge that

shall never change or be replaced. He also stated that the numbers by

which the division of the inheritance was expressed had been invested with

a significance intended to aid in the recognition of Him Whom God will

make manifest.

The nine mentioned here is represented in the Arabic text by the letter

Ta, which is its equivalent in the abjad notation (see Glossary). It is

the first element of the Bab's division of inheritance, where He

designates nine parts as the share of the children. The significance of

nine lies in its being the numerical equivalent of the Greatest Name

Baha, alluded to in the next part of this verse as the concealed and

manifest, the inviolable and unapproachably exalted Name. (See also note


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