The earliest written records reveal that ancient Middle Eastern cultures such as the Assyrians did not know of numbers. They actually had no concept of abstract numbers. They never discussed numbers in and of themselves in an abstract sense. For example, there was no word for “million” or “billion” in any of the ancient languages.
The origins of the present form of “Bible Numerics” can be traced back to an occultic form of Jewish mysticism that arose in Germany around A. D. 1200 among the Hasidic Jews. It was called the Cabala (or Kabala), which simply means, “that which is received.”