While a number of slightly different approximations of π have been used for practical purposes since ancient times, French mathematician François Viète is typically credited with perfect mathematical approximation of the constant. Like the Greek mathematician Archimedes, Viète understood that a circle’s circumference could be approximated by an infinite number of polygons inscribed inside a circle(1), as illustrated below:  

Archimedes pi

Andrew Hoy
Mar 2015

Could the ancient Exodus Tabernacle shed new light on the Ancient Paleo Hebrew Language?  See how the ancient pictographic Hebrew Letters, along with the spelling of ancient Hebrew words, further testify to the shape and configuration of the ancient Hebrew tent and dwelling place!

As I reflect back upon my Hebrew journey which began over a decade ago, I recall what a strange and unexpected joy it was to learn the alphabet—or more specifically, the Hebrew “aleph-bet”—from scratch as an adult. While the foreign letters were unfamiliar and thus a little intimidating at first, I found it was pretty easy to learn the names of the twenty-two Hebrew letters—especially if they were put to a simple and catchy “aleph-bet” tune. Likewise, learning the phonics associated with the each of the letters also came pretty easy, as most of the Hebrew letters bear obvious similarities to an English alphabet counterpart. Coupling the sights and sounds of the Hebrew characters together, I had mapped all of them into my mind in just a couple of weeks. In fact, it seemed as if the letters were somehow already familiar—perhaps embedded into the very core of my DNA since my conception.

Andrew Hoy
Apr 2020

What is “PI”, and what is its significance?  PI, designated by the Greek letter π, is a mathematical constant defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.  This Circumference/Diameter ratio used to calculate π is depicted below: 

Andrew Hoy
Mar 2015