Daily Tidbits 3/26 – Birds

There are numerous words in Hebrew for birds and the different types thereof, the most common is צפר ‘tsaphar’ which is referring to the early morning appearance of birds.

Psa 108:2  Awake, harp and lyre! I will awake early {שחר ‘shachar’ – dawn};

This is the period of time that the sun is at the horizon, the time when birds sing their songs of praise to their creator. At evening, when the sun is at the horizon again, the birds sing their songs as well.

The morning and evening is a period of time when light and darkness are separating. This points back to Genesis 1:2-5, more on this below. It is no surprise then that birds are intimately linked to this time. The Spirit of God hovering over the waters in the beginning is likened to a bird hovering over her brood.  The Spirit of God hovering over the waters is also connected to the Voice of God over the waters which brought forth light from darkness.  The English word ‘sound,’ which began at this time, comes from the Old English word ‘swan’ meaning a sounding bird.

So too, Spring is associated with these bird songs as they return from their migrations of the winter (Spring – light, Winter – darkness).    קיפוז ‘qipoz’ comes from the root קף ‘qaf’ which is speaking of the sun at the horizon, or the ‘seasons contracting.’  The year is divided into four sections according to this ‘contracting’ of the sun at the horizon.  Spring is the period where the sun rises directly East, which in Hebrew is מזרח ‘mizrach’ which comes from the word זרח ‘zerach’ which literally means to rise or resurrect.

mizrach

Spring is associated with the return of birds and their songs of praise.

Son 2:11  For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

Son 2:12  The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

Psa 108:2  Awake, harp and lyre! I will awake early {שחר ‘shachar’– dawn}

This is the period of time that the sun is at the horizon, the time when birds sing their songs of praise to their Creator. At evening, when the sun is at the horizon again, the birds sing their songs as well.

Psa 65:8  They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.

 

The morning and evening is a period of time when light and darkness are separating. As mentioned before, this points back to Genesis 1:2-5. It is no surprise then that birds are intimately linked to this time. The Spirit of God hovering over the waters in the beginning is likened to a bird hovering over her brood.  The Spirit of God hovering over the waters is also connected to the Voice of God over the waters which brought forth light from darkness. It is interesting to note that the numerical value of “voice of God” {קול יהוה ‘qol Yahweh’} is 182, which is the mathematical value of the Fibonacci pattern.

The English word ‘sound,’ which began at this time, comes from the Old English word ‘swan’ meaning a sounding bird.

Morning and evening our Creator is calling us to Him.  Calling us to the shadow of His wings.  Calling us back to Him through the Messiah under His outstretched arms.

The meaning of ὁρίζω ‘horizo’ is linked with the above definition of ‘mark.’  It means to mark out a boundary.  The English word horizon comes from this Greek word.

This word obviously links to the sun as it is the horizon where the sun rises and sets.  It further linked to ‘predestination’ as we are chosen before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4).  In Hebrew this is the concept of עלם ‘olam’ which is usually translated as forever or eternity but in concrete thought means ‘beyond the horizon.’

The word for time in Hebrew, עת ‘et,’ means to ‘see the mark.’

What is this ‘mark’?  It is the sun setting (death) and rising (resurrection) above the horizon.

Gen 1:2  and the earth being without form and empty, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moving gently on the face of the waters,


‘The Spirit of God hovered over/moving over the waters”

 

The word translated as hovered comes from the following:

Here we see imagery of a bird hovering over its nest.  The LORD Jesus is described in this same imagery.

Deu 32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste, a howling wilderness. He encircled him and cared for him; He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.

Mat 23:37  Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those sent to her. How often I desired to gather your children in the way a bird gathers her chicks under her wings! And you did not desire it.

Waters at Creation

In the beginning, the Word/Voice of the Most High acted upon the waters and brought forth Light.  Sound frequencies based on physics and mathematics were applied to water.

Everything of mass and matter is vibrating, everything makes a sound (frequency).  Everything is reSONating.

Heb 11:3  By faith we understand the ages to have been framed by the Word of God, so that the things seen should not come into being out of things that appear.
Heb 1:2  in these last days He spoke to us in the Son, whom He appointed heir of all; through whom He indeed made the ages;
Psa 33:6  Through the Word of Jehovah the heavens were made; and all their host were made by the breath of His mouth.
2Pe 3:5  For this is hidden from them by their willing it so, that heavens were of old, and earth by water, and through water, having subsisted by the Word of God,

In the beginning sound was on the waters.  The English word sound comes from:

SOUND, n. [L. sonus, from sonom to sound, sing, rattle, beat, &c. This may be a dialectical variation of L. tonus, tono, which seems to be allied to L. teneo.]


Notice the link between sound and a bird/swan.  In the Scriptures a link is also seen.

Evening and morning were the first day…at the going down of the sun and the rising of the sun is when the birds are heard singing.

Psa 65:8  And those living in the uttermost parts are afraid of Your signs; You make the outgoings of the morning and the evening to rejoice.

Morning and evening our Creator is calling us to Him.  Calling us to the shadow of His wings.  Calling us back to Him through the Messiah under His outstretched arms.

This is also seen in the Temple/Tabernacles services.

Every morning and every evening (Exodus 29:38-42), they would sacrifice a lamb, with its compliment oblation (grain offering), and libation (wine offering). These sacrifices allowed them twice a day to remember or to ‘re-experience’ the salvation of God.  At the ‘Last Supper’ Messiah brought forth the bread & the wine and then offered Himself as the lamb of the New Covenant.  Passover and Easter occur at the beginning of the year, it is a picture of being reborn in Messiah, pointing back to the beginning/creation of the world.

The Flood of Noah was a type of rebirth (1 Peter 3:20) where the dry land appeared in the first month (Genesis 8:13).  So too, at the Passover in Egypt during the Exodus, Israel passed through the Red Sea and were baptized (1 Corinthians 10:2)  Baptism is a picture of being born again, into the body of Messiah (1 Corinthians 12:13; Colossians 3:11; Galatians 3:27-28).  Interestingly the word for unison traces back to ‘son’ the root of sound

If one takes two stringed instruments that are tuned the same (in harmony) and one plucks the string of one instrument, the other instrument’s string will vibrate and produce same sound.

Joh 10:16  And I have other sheep which are not of this fold. I must also lead those, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock, one Shepherd.

Is it just coincidence that ‘consonant’ comes from the same root ‘son’ in English?  Could it also be coincidence that the Hebrew alphabet is made up of all consonants?  This same Hebrew alphabet that makes up the Word.  The Word that became flesh and dwelt among us. Is this why Zephaniah prophesied that the clear lip of Hebrew would be returned to us (Zephaniah 3:9)?

Rom 15:6  that with one accord and with one mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What does the English word accord trace back to?   Accordare (Italian) “to attune an instrument” and Latin. accordare “make agree,” lit. “be of one heart.  Again a reference to being born again or circumcision of the heart.  How is the heart circumcised?  Through the Word (Hebrew 4:12; Luke 24:31-32; Acts 2:37; Jeremiah 32:39-40).  It is through this circumcision/entering of the Word that Light comes forth (Psalm 119:130)

The Hebrew word circumcision comes from:


מול ‘mul’ comes from the root:


Or it could be said ConSONants brought together to form Words.  Each of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet have different meanings since Hebrew is a pictographic language.  Different parts come together to form the Word.  Just as different parts of the Tabernacle, which had different functions came together to become ONE (Exodus 36:13).

1Co 12:12  For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1Co 12:13  For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
1Co 12:14  For the body is not one member, but many.

Evening and morning were the first day…at the going down of the sun and the rising of the sun is when the birds are heard singing.

Psa 65:8  And those living in the uttermost parts are afraid of Your signs; You make the outgoings of the morning and the evening to rejoice.

This concept of birds singing in the morning in evening is very interesting. It has been found that the frequency at which birds sing is around 5,000 hertz which corresponds to Classical Music.  Uri Harel has found that when the letters of the Hebrew Scriptures are translated into notes, they too are very similar to classical music.

Hebrew Letters Translated to Notes Produce Heavenly Music

“Uri Harel describes Hebrew as a “nuclear language” because it emulates “other systems in nature and employs the same principals that control the particles in the physical universe.” Comparing it to science, he explains that each of the 22 letters of the aleph-bet (“a-b” in Hebrew) is similar to an atom; three letters together form a root, as three atoms could form a molecule. Each letter represents a spiritual concept, and the root delivers a concept that is a combination of the three letters. For example, “ear” in Hebrew is “ozen” and “balance” is “izzon”. The root of both words uses the consonants Aleph, Zayin and Nun, which could be read by their spiritual concepts: G-d nurtures the soul. What is the connection between these two words (ear & balance)? Harel asks. “Today we know that our balance mechanism resides in the inner ear, but 4,000 years ago? Maybe it is the one who planned the ear who called it by its appropriate name,” he says.

 

For the past several years, in addition to teaching, Harel has been working on a project dealing with music in the Bible. He explains that Hebrew tradition says there are 70 facets of the Torah. Bible codes and numerical values of letters are two commonly known levels. Harel reasons that there also must be music in the Bible. “Because everything in the universe is based on music, on vibration, on frequency. ‘Music’ is just another word for ‘frequency,’ ” he says. “So I said, where is that music? I played with it for about three years until I found the formula that translates every Hebrew letter into a musical note and now when you play the text, you actually get beautiful music.”
As seen in Genesis 1:2-5, music/sound is linked with the waters in the beginning.  It makes sense that the matter that came forth would also emit music.

For more information on the Canopy/Dome theory see the video ‘Hovind theory’.

In short, this canopy connection to the firmament is a picture of the Kingdom.  The Scriptures liken the Kingdom to a restored Garden of Eden (Isaiah 51:3; Ezekiel 36:35; Galatians 4:26).

His rest (מנוחה ‘menuchah’)

Psa 132:13  Jehovah has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling-place.
Psa 132:14  This is My rest till forever; I will dwell here; I have desired it.

2Ch 6:41  and now, O Jehovah God, rise to Your rest; You, and the ark of Your strength; O Jehovah God, Your priests are clothed with salvation, and Your saints rejoice in goodness.

Gen 2:15  And Jehovah God took the man and put {נוח ‘nuach’} him into the Garden of Eden, to work it and to keep it.

This word translated as ‘put’ {נוח ‘nuach’} comes from the same Hebrew word as the above translated ‘rest’.

It was in the Garden that God came to Adam in the ‘cool’ of the day.  This is pointing to evening.

Gen 3:8  And they heard the sound of Jehovah God walking up and down in the garden at the breeze of the day. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the face of Jehovah God in the middle of the trees of the garden.

The word for ‘cool’ or ‘breeze’ in Genesis 3:8 is רוח ‘ruach’ which means wind or spirit.  It is interesting to note that the English word ‘spirit’ traces back to the Hebrew word צפר ‘tsaphar’ which means bird but also to whistle as in the whistling/chirping sound of birds.  There is another word in Hebrew for whistling as well which is שרק ‘sharaq’ which comes from the root word רוח ‘ruach’ which means spirit or wind.

Going back to the concept of the restored Kingdom is the migration of birds who travel from areas of cold to warmth.  They are following the sun.

Mal 4:2  But to you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness shall rise up, and healing will be on His wings. And you shall go out and frisk like calves of the stall.

The word for sunrise in Hebrew is זרח ‘zerach’ which also comes from the above word רוח as the sun follows a prescribed path, likened to traveling on the wind.

The sun moves upon the spirit/wind (Ecclesiastes 1:5-6).

The English word ‘migrate’ comes from the Hebrew גר ‘gar’ which means a stranger or sojourner.

Psa 39:12  Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, and give ear to my cry. Do not be silent at my tears, for I am an alien with You, a pilgrim, as were all my fathers.
Psa 119:19  I am an alien in the earth; hide not Your Commandments from me.
Psa 119:54  Your Statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimages.
Heb 11:13  These all died by way of faith, not having received the promises, but seeing them from afar, and being persuaded, and having embraced and confessed that they are aliens and tenants on the earth.
Heb 11:14  For those saying such things make clear that they seek a fatherland.
Heb 11:15  And truly if they remembered that from which they came out, they had time to return.
Heb 11:16  But now they stretch forth to a better, that is, a heavenly land. Therefore, God is not ashamed of them, for Him to be called their God; for He prepared a city for them.

Resurrection connection.

צפר ‘tsaphar’ is speaking of dawn which is a daily shadow picture of the resurrection.

The return of birds to a land is a sign of springSpring too, as discussed in a previous study is a picture of the resurrection from the dead.  קיפוז ‘qipoz’ is another Hebrew for a bird, usually translated as an ‘owl’ but literally means to leap.  קיפוז ‘qipoz’ comes from the root קף ‘qaf’ which is speaking of the sun at the horizon, or the ‘seasons contracting.’  The year is divided into four sections according to this ‘contracting’ of the sun at the horizon.  Spring is the period where the sun rises directly East, which in Hebrew is מזרח ‘mizrach’ which comes from the word זרח ‘zerach’ which literally means to rise or resurrect.

קיפוז ‘qipoz’ is usually translated as owl, but the most common Hebrew word for owl is יען ‘yaan’ which means to watch, referring to the large eyes of the owl.  יען ‘yaan’ comes from the root ען ‘an’ which is speaking of the shepherd watching over his flock.

The English word ‘eye’ comes from this Hebrew word.  Notice how these words that are related to the sun also are related to watching and the eye.  This is one of numerous reasons why the heathen worshiped the ‘sun god’.  This is why the sun god is portrayed with an ‘all seeing eye’ as well as being related to the triangle/pyramid, which is in the same shape as the ancient Hebrew letter ד ‘dalet,’ which is the origin of the Greek letter delta.  ד ‘dalet’ has the numerical value of 4 which relates to the 4th dimension of time, of which the sun is intimately connected.

The sun, moon and stars were created to be shadow pictures of Messiah.  As with all shadows of Messiah, the perversion/counterfeit of those pictures leads to the antichrist.  The Hebrew word for owl, יען ‘ya’an’, also comes from this root ען ‘ahn’ and is used throughout heathen cultures as a symbol of the goddess/moon as light of the night.

The sun is further connected to the eye through the Hebrew word for the eyelashes.

Each blink/twinkling (1 Corinthians 15:52) of our eyes is a picture of the resurrection where we are gathered together to our Lord.  The root of the word עפעף ‘aphaph’ is עף ‘aph’ which is a picture of a bird covering its chicks with its wings (Deuteronomy 32:10-11; Psalm 91:1-9).  Each day when the sun rises it is a picture of the resurrection as well (Malachi 4:2). In Hebrew the word for dawn is שחר ‘shachar’ from the root שח ‘shach’ which means the pit.  When the sun sets it is a picture of death/going into the pit, when it arises it is a picture of resurrection.  When man awakens, his eyes are opened from darkness and sleep which is a picture of death (Job 14:13-15; Daniel 12:2-3; John 11:11-14) .

1Co 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1Co 15:53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

The word ‘twinkling’ here is from the Greek:

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ῥιπή
rhipē
Thayer Definition:
1) a throw, stroke, beat
2) a moment of time

This word is used in the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew word שחק ‘shachaq’ which means to beat/pound/pulverize to powder (Genesis 3:19) and comes from the root שח ‘shach’ which means the ‘pit’.  שח ‘shach’ is the root of the word שחר ‘shachar’ which means the ‘dawn’.  Again, the imagery of the blinking/twinkling of the eyes showing the picture of the resurrection of the dead.

The 2nd coming of Messiah and the resurrection of the dead is pictured by the rising of the sun each morning.

Psa 110:3  Your people shall have willingness in the day of Your might; in the majesties of holiness; from the womb of the dawn, to You is the dew of Your youth.

Psa 30:4  Sing praises to Jehovah, O saints of His; and give thanks to the memory of His holiness.
Psa 30:5  For His anger is only a moment; in His favor is life. Weeping may endure in the evening
(Tribulation period), but joy comes in the morning (2nd coming & resurrection).

This concept of tribulation being darkness and the coming of Messiah in the morning is further seen in Psalm 46, which is clearly set during the tribulation/kingdom time period.

Psa 46:1  To the chief musician. For the sons of Korah; A song. For the Virgins. God is our refuge and strength, very much found to be a help in distresses.
Psa 46:2  On account of this we will not fear when the earth changes and when mountains are slipping into the heart of the seas.
Psa 46:3  Let its waters foam; let the mountains shake in its swelling. Selah.
Psa 46:4  There is a river, its channels gladden the city of God, the holy tabernacles of the Most High.
Psa 46:5  God is in the midst of her; she shall not be shaken; God will help her at the turning of the morning.
Psa 46:6  The nations roared; kingdoms were shaken; He gave forth His voice and the earth melted.
Psa 46:7  Jehovah of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is a refuge for us. Selah.
Psa 46:8  Come, behold the works of Jehovah, who sets ruins on the earth,
Psa 46:9  causing wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts apart spears; He burns the chariots in the fire.
Psa 46:10  Be still and know that I am God! I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth.
Psa 46:11  Jehovah of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is a refuge for us. Selah.

Further linking birds to the resurrection and the Hebrew word עף ‘aph’ is the budding of trees during the time of Spring.

Related Studies:

Shadows of Messiah – Bird Songs

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