In testing for Theomatic design in the subject of Son in the Epistles of John, specifically to Jesus being the Son of God, using a maximum phrase length of 4 words and a cluster radius of 2, we use the RobinsonPierpont Majority Text (MT) of the New Testament. The author claims that factor 150 in this context represents one of the most outstanding examples of Theomatics, a great deal of attention being given it in the literature references, especially T&SM. He states: "The examples appearing in the Gospel of John and the epistles of John, in reference to Jesus being the Son of God, are among the most clear cut examples in the Bible." (p.435) With the text taken exactly as it is written, there are 523 phrases of 4words or less possible ( here) according to our proposed phrase construction rules. The summary table below reports author's proposed theomatic factor results, followed by the top 10 factors in order of the statistical significance of the jointprobability of the hits and clustering. F is the factor, followed by its hits (H), the expected number of hits (M) and the pvalue pertaining to the hits (P). The next three columns show the clustering by percentage, followed by the Chi Square pvalue pertaining to the clustering (CS). J is the joing probability (PxCS), which gives an indication of general significance in the same manner that the author does (T&SM Ch 9), and its associated odds 1 in N. The last column, O, gives the average number of Theomatic tests needed before seeing results comparable to this factor. Differences between the author's results and the following results are primarily due to phrase construction methods and differences between the Greek texts: Nestle's 21st edition which the author used vs the MT which we used and which he says he now prefers to use in testing (Lk15, p. 11). The actual hits obtained by each factor are shown here.
Theomatics produced 20 hits related to the factor 150 in this context, one less than it did in the author's test (p. 632), in the 24 references to Son in the epistles of John. The actual hits obtained here are also different than in his results due to small variations in the spellings of some words between the two Greek texts. In either case, when considering the number of hits, the result is marginally above the expected number of hits (17.4) for any random factor (not even the MOS) if Theomatics were random. Clustering is also insignificant. Among 1000 factors 150 ranks 226^{th} based on the joint probability. The second factor mentioned by the author in this context, 250, ranks 4^{th} in general significance. Neither factor shows any unusual statistical properties in any category. Results from 3word and 2word phrases are similarly insignificant.
In the present context of the author's published ground rules for establishing statistical significance in Theomatics, there are no factors that evidence any general significance in this
context. We therefore conclude that there is no Theomatic structure in references to Jesus being the Son of God in the Epistles of John.
