The Bible was written with Hebrew (& Aramaic) gematria and Greek isopsephy. They didn't have separate numerals then, their alphabet doubled as their numerals thus producing an alphanumeric code to scripture. Yet, Simple6,74 English7,74 Gematria8,74 using 'the key'74 of A=1, B2, C3...O15 or zero...Z26 is simpler and stronger than these ancient alphanumeric codes. For example...
There's a whole lot more to this, but this is a good introduction.