In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Appendix 38 of the Authorized English translation of Quran by Rashad Khalifa, Ph.D.

19: The Creator's Signature

The scriptures are not the only mathematically composed creations of GOD where the number 19 is a common denominator. It is profound indeed that Galilee made his famous statement : "Mathematics is the language with which God created the universe." A plethora of scientific findings have now shown that the number 19 represents GOD's Signature upon certain creations. This divine stamp appears throughout the universe in much the same manner as the signature of Michelangelo and Picasso identify their works. for example:

  1. The sun, the moon, and earth become aligned in the same relative positions once every 19 years (see ENCYCLOPAEDIA JUDAICA under "calendar")
  2. Halley's comet, a profound heavenly phenomenon, visits our solar system every 76 years, 19x4.
  3. God' s Stamp on you and me is manifested in the fact that the human body contains 209 bones, 19x11 (See editorial comment at the bottom of this page)
  4. LANGMAN' S MEDICAL EMBRYOLOGY, by T .W. Sadler, is used as a text book in most of the Medical Schools in the U.S.A. On page 88 of the Fifth edition, we read the following statement: "In general the length of pregnancy for the full term fetus is considered to be 280 days or 40 weeks after onset of the last menstruation, or more accurately, 266 days or 38 weeks after fertilization." The numbers 266 and 38 are both multiples of 19.

I checked several sites on the Internet and I found them reporting 206 bones. All of them also agree that at any point in our life we may have different number of bones. Some people will mature their bones faster than others. As babies we have more bones and as we grow older these bones fuse together to become one bone and the number goes down. When you study the bones you will find out that there is a difference in opinions about counting certain bones or not to count them. Our body has several tiny bones, sesamoid bones, that are counted by some anatomists and not by others. It seems like the majority decided to agree on 206 bones including counting the coccyx as one bone. Even then you cannot swear that every human being you meet in the street has 206 bones (or even 209 bones for the same reason)

Therefore when 206 is correct, 209 is also correct. The coccyx, the tail bone, which is made in mature adults of four fused bones for example is usually counted as one bone in the 206 count and it makes the count 209 if counted before fusion. Different people may have different counts as some may have extra bones and others missing some bones.

I found an example of what I am saying in one of the Questions posted on the internet at:

Re: How many bones are in the human foot?

Date: Fri Jun 12 14;30 1998

Posted By: Michael Onken, MadSci Admin

Area of science: Anatomy

ID: 897677744.An


There are 26 bones in the human foot (28 if you include the sesamoid bones at the base of the big toe). These are: the Talus, which connects to the tibia at the ankle; the Calcaneus, which forms the heel; the Navicular, Cuboid, and three Cuneiforms (Medial, Intermediate, and Lateral), which form the middle of the foot; the five Metatarsals, which radiate out to the toes; and 14 Phalanges (2-3-3-3-3), which form the toes.