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Chromosomes and the Koran

Human beings have 46 chromosomes. When a man and woman procreate together, the man contributes 23 chromosomes to their child and the woman contributes 23 chromosomes to the child as well. There are some interesting mathematical wonders pertaining to the number 46 in the Koran.

The title of Surah 76 in the Koran is “The Human.” In Arabic, it is Al-Insān. Here are all of the places where this Arabic word occurs in the Koran.

     2:60 unāsin (indefinite genitive plural)
1)  4:28 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
     7:82 unāsun (indefinite nominative plural)
     7:160 unāsin (indefinite genitive plural)
2) 10:12 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
3) 11:9 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
4) 12:5 lil’insāni (definite genitive singular prefixed by the preposition, lām)
5) 14:34 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
6) 15:26 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
7) 16:4 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
8) 17:11 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
9) 17:11 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
    17:13 insānin (indefinite genitive singular)
10) 17:53 lil’insāni (definite genitive singular prefixed by the preposition, lām)
11) 17:67 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
      17:71 unāsin (indefinite genitive plural)
12) 17:83 al-insāni (definite genitive singular)
13) 17:100 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
14) 18:54 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
15) 19:66 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
16) 19:67 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
17) 21:37 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
18) 22:66 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
19) 23:12 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
20) 25:29 lil’insāni (definite genitive singular prefixed by the preposition, lām)
      25:49 wa-anāsiyya (definite accusative plural prefixed by the conjunction, wa)
      27:56 unāsun (indefinite nominative plural)
21) 29:8 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
22) 31:14 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
23) 32:7 al-insāni (definite genitive singular)
24) 33:72 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
25) 36:77 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
26) 39:8 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
27) 39:49 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
28) 41:49 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
29) 41:51 al-insāni (definite genitive singular)
30) 42:48 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
31) 42:48 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
32) 43:15 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
33) 46:15 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
34) 50:16 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
35) 53:24 lil’insāni (definite genitive singular prefixed by the preposition, lām)
36) 53:39 lil’insāni (definite genitive singular prefixed by the preposition, lām)
37) 55:3 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
38) 55:14 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
39) 59:16 lil’insāni (definite genitive singular prefixed by the preposition, lām)
40) 70:19 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
41) 75:3 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
42) 75:5 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
43) 75:10 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
44) 75:13 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
45) 75:14 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
46) 75:36 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
47) 76:1 al-insāni (definite genitive singular)
48) 76:2 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
49) 79:35 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
50) 80:17 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
51) 80:24 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
52) 82:6 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
53) 84:6 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
54) 86:5 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
55) 89:15 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
56) 89:23 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
57) 90:4 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
58) 95:4 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
59) 96:2 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
60) 96:5 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
61) 96:6 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
62) 99:3 al-insānu (definite nominative singular)
63) 100:6 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)
64) 103:2 al-insāna (definite accusative singular)

See http://corpus.quran.com/qurandictionary.jsp?q=Ans#(4:28:7).

The definite singular of this word occurs 46 times before Surah 76 – The Human. The 46th verse in the Koran to contain the definite singular of this word is Koran 76:1. (It occurs twice in Koran 17:11.) This word occurs 64 times in the definite singular and once in the indefinite singular (Koran 17:13). So, in the singular form this word occurs 65 times in the Koran. 65 is the 46th composite number. (Composite numbers are numbers divisible by numbers other than themselves. Prime numbers are divisible only by themselves and 1.) Here are the composite numbers up to 65. I grouped them in fives. You can count them.

4,6,8,9,10,
12,14,15,16,18,
20,21,22,24,25,
26,27,28,30,32,
33,34,35,36,38,
39,40,42,44,45,
46,48,49,50,51,
52,54,55,56,57,
58,60,62,63,64,
65

If you add the numbers of all of the chapters preceding Surah 76 which have the definite singular form of this word, you will get 961.

4 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17+ 18 + 19 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 25 +  29 = 256
31 + 32 + 33 + 36 + 39 + 41 + 42 + 43 + 46 + 50 + 53 + 55 + 59 = 560
70 + 75 = 145

256 + 560 + 145 = 961

961 = 31 x 31

46 is the 31st composite number.

The haploid chromosome number of humans is 23 — the number contributed by each parent in procreation. The 23rd occurrence of the singular form of this Arabic word is in Koran 31:14. (Count the occurrence in Koran 17:13 where it occurs in the indefinite singular.) Remember that 46 is the 31st composite number. The 23rd occurrence of the singular form is in the 31st chapter of the Koran.

If you count all of the occurrences of this word in all of its forms, you will get 71. 71 is the 36th odd number. 36 = 6 x 6. According to Genesis, God created man on the sixth day. (Genesis 1:26-31)

These are just a few interesting mathematical wonders in the Koran.

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