Well, I'm not using him or anyone. Rather, I stumbled on Bible meter by mistake when trying to see if there were any missing words, versus the Moeller Great Isaiah scroll, about 10 years ago. My pastor always taught us Bible in Hebrew and Greek from the mss so I'm not a formally-educated student. But it's easy to read now after 40 years' study, esp. using Bibleworks. So, that's what I've been doing.
'Meter' is not what has been argued by Robert Lowth and those since. This is a unique rhetorical style in Bible which perhaps purists would not call 'meter' but I do, lacking any better term. So instead, I've just been documenting it, as a forensic practice which is yielding surprising results. Research has been ongoing for 8 years; has impact on hermeneutics, textual criticism and will impact many theologies.
Put simply, syllable counts were what people used to memorize the text. So Bible writers all employ a sophisticated accounting meter in sevens which is used for datelining the text, for cross-referencing to other Bible passages, for elucidating the doctrinal meaning of the text, and in many ways most importantly.. as a prophetic (or retrospective) TIMELINE of events.
Master list of characteristics for spotting/testing these characteristics in any passage of Scripture is (google the name), BibleHebMeterCharacs (add 'htm' or 'pdf' depending on what you want to use; no foreign characters are in the text).
You'll hear Jews today, for example, say (quoting Sanhedrin 97-99 in Talmud) that goyim have 2000 years, Jews 2000 years, then Messiah comes, and he has his own 2000.
Well, it's really 2100 in the Bible
. And 4103, Messiah Born. Isaiah 53 'maps' it, displaying all the aforementioned uses of meter, and was my first 'find' (google Isa53Map.pdf or jpg to see a chapter meter display sans explanation, or the isaiah53 channel in vimeo). It's an annual retrospective and prophetical timeline from 1st David's Birth to last David's death which 'tags' Psalm 90 (which you can tell if you know the latter's meter as well). Daniel 9 then 'tags' selected meters in Isaiah 53, to elaborate on both retrospective and prophetical timeline, given the 'new' information about the Man of Time in Daniel 2 and 7.
My vimeo howgodorchestratestime
channel (paste that italic text as shown in google to get link) therefore shows this structure, to explain the underlying doctrine (which is also precedence for why the Rapture is imminent, Time is a Loan since Adam). Within that channel's videos are downloads, including a worksheet I created from Adam through I think 3200 AD, using the subunits the Bible discloses in both text and meter (490+70+490=1050x2=2100).
This is all rather prosaic, but unknown. So might sound odd. Skepticism is always good, but frankly the information ends up corroborating most of what scholars claim anyway. So it's nice to be able to see a consistent rhetorical style answering long questions nearly the same as the answers we suspected. But the big news is the WIT of it all. Gorgeous to see how well-ordered is this Word.
BTW, Hagee is completely off. The above stuff is directly vettable IN BIBLE (i.e., from Genesis 5 begats onward) and in its meter. Really interesting how Moses' meaning in Gen1, for example, is a retrospective exposition, since per the meter he's writing at the beginning of the 1051st anniversary of Noah's FLOOD, when Moses was 119 years old. So the water metaphor is driving the narrative, and is not at all about when the world began (yikes, think of all the millions of dollars wasted debating an issue Bible never covers).
So Bible, just like Talmud, said He was supposed to live 40 years; but of course He dies 7 years early, so like Jacob in Gen 49, Christ gives his Dying Blessing Prophetical timeline (to 3250 AD).. which I'm currently working on with the guy who discovered it, Anonynomenon in frankforum, who discovered it as a result of seeing my videos and webpages. We're talking there (it's my forum, a free service I get with my domain from godaddy), since I am not allowed to post in B-Greek without revealing my real name (I'm a nobody, but my family would be exposed, so must remain anonymous). I didn't know about this forum, then. Found it a few days ago and joined.
For extensive demonstration of what all this means and how important it can be, I'd ask you to look up my name in vimeo. I've done hundreds of live Bible videos on this. Syllabus is LukeDateLineMeters.pdf which link you'll get if you paste that name in Google.
None of the material is copyrighted, nor is any attribution needed. Purpose is just to show what I found, cuz it's the Word of God and it's kinda important, whether 'my' answers to explain the meter are right or wrong. I'm old, so I don't know if and when I'll die, and it seems unfair to let this find go untold. What others might be doing with it on their own, I don't know.
At issue is whether the elisions and dipthongs are properly counted
, as well as whether we should use crasis for oral syllable counts. Everything is in draft. You can get that by googling on Matt24-25ParsedR5.pdf for the latest (5th) draft. There's a counting error I made in Matt 25:30's last clause versus 24:51's last clause (gnashing anaphora), hence my initial post to you.
I'm trying to decide whether it ought to be 14 or (more likely) 15 syllables.
If you decide you'd like to opine on that issue or any other, I'd be forever grateful. Nice to be able to say 'forever' and know it's real...