Daily Tidbits 3/27 – Aries

The Constellation of Aries is speaking of the Lamb that was slain for the salvation of the world.  The Hebrew name of Aries is טלה ‘taleh’ which means the lamb (Isaiah 40:11).  The Arabic is ‘Al Hamal’ which means the gentle, merciful, sheep (Genesis 19:16).  The Syriac is ‘Amroo’ which is used in the Syriac translation of John 1:29 (Ezra 6:9).  The Akkadian name was ‘Baraziggar’ which means the altar or sacrifice of right making.  The chief star of the constellation is ‘El Nath’ which means the wounded or slain (Leviticus 8:20).  In the left horn is ‘Al Sheratan’ which means the bruised or wounded (Leviticus 19:28).  Next is ‘Mesartim’ which means the bound (Genesis 49:11).

The Decan Constellations of Aries are Cassiopeia, the woman enthroned.  Cetus, the sea monster bound by the Lamb.  Perseus, the armed man with winged feet who is carried away in triump with the cut-off head of the monster full of writhing serpents, holding a great sword in His right hand.  Here in Aries and the decan constellations is a summation of the entire Gospel, and the Promise in the beginning to Adam and Eve of the her Seed defeating the serpent (Genesis 3:16).

Aries is seen in the Book of Revelation.
Rev 5:5  And one of the elders said to me, Do not weep. Behold, the Lion being of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, overcame so as to open the scroll, and to loose its seven seals.
Rev 5:6  And I saw, and behold, in the midst of the throne, and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, was a Lamb standing, as having been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, having been sent out into all the earth.
Rev 5:7  And He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him sitting on the throne.
Rev 5:8  And when He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one having harps, and golden bowls full of incenses, which are the prayers of the saints.
Rev 5:9  And they sing a new song, saying, Worthy are You to receive the scroll, and to open its seals, because You were slain, and by Your blood purchased us to God out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
Rev 5:10  and made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign over the earth.
Rev 5:11  And I saw, and I heard a sound of many angels around the throne, and the living creatures, and the elders, and their number was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands,
Rev 5:12  saying with a great voice, Worthy is the Lamb having been slain to receive the power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.
Rev 5:13  And every creature which is in Heaven, and in the earth, and underneath the earth, and the things that are on the sea, and the things in all of them, I heard saying: To Him sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb be the blessing and the honor and the glory and the might forever and ever.
Rev 5:14  And the four living creatures said, Amen. And the twenty four elders fell down and worshiped the One living forever and ever.

Notice that the Lamb has seven eyes, which correspond to the seven Spirits of God.  These seven Spirits are pictured by the Menorah, which is also depicted at Calvary.  More on this below.

The Latin word ‘aires,’ which means a ram, literally means to ‘spring or jump’ which is interesting to note as the sun was in the constellation of Aries (the ram) during the days of Moses when God commanded Israel to keep guard of the month of אביב ‘aviv’ (Deuteronomy 16:1).  It is interesting to note that the shofar mentioned above is the horn of the ram.  Frances Rolleston traces the word Aries back to the Hebrew word ארח ‘arach’ which means a path, specifically the path of wind as the parent root of ארח ‘arach’ is רח ‘rach’ which means wind or spirit, as in the Holy Spirit/Seven Spirits.

Aries comes from the Latin word ‘aires’ which means a ram or lamb but also to spring or jump.  It is interesting to note that the month of אביב ‘aviv’ (Spring), during the days of Moses, occurred when the sun was in the constellation of Aries.  Another link between Spring and Aries (the ram/lamb) is the horns of the ram which are made into shofars.  The English word ‘spring’ also traces back to the Hebrew word שפר ‘shofar’ as the word shofar literally means a bright sound, related to spring as the time when the sun begins to brighten the earth after the darkness of winter.

Spring is also the time of the Passover (Numbers 9:2), which points to the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29-36).

Joh 1:29  On the morrow, John sees Jesus coming toward him and said, Behold! The Lamb of God, taking away the sin of the world!

The word for lamb in the Aramaic is אמרה ‘imrah’ which comes from the root אמר ‘amar’ which means to speak or say, ie. the Word.  אמר ‘amar’ comes from the parent root מל ‘mal’ which is speaking of a combining of parts to make a whole, such as letters to form words, words to form sentences etc.  The Hebrew word for firstfruits or firstborn is מלא ‘male’ which comes from this root.

1Co 15:20  But now Christ has been raised from the dead; He became the firstfruit of those having fallen asleep.

Rom 8:29  because whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers.
Rom 8:30  But whom He predestinated, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
Rom 11:16  Now if the firstfruit {מלא ‘male’} is holy, so also the lump. And if the root is holy, so also the branches {אמיל ‘amiyl’ which comes from the same root as מלא ‘male,’ as the branch is a conglomeration of branches of the tree}.

Aries also traces back further to the Hebrew word איל ‘ayal’ which means a ram, literally a strong one.


איל ‘ayal’ comes from the root אל ‘el’ which means a strong one, usually translated as God.

This points back to Genesis 22 and the binding of Isaac, a picture of the crucifixion of Messiah.  It was here that Abraham promised his son that God will provide Himself as the lamb.
Gen 22:8  And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

The Cross & the Name

In the wilderness Israel was healed through looking upon the serpent on a pole.  This was a figure of being saved through ‘looking’ upon the Messiah on the cross.

Num 21:9  And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole; and it happened, if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

Joh 3:14  And even as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Joh 3:15  that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Exo 14:13  And Moses said to the people, Do not be afraid. Take your stand and see the salvation of Jehovah, which He will prepare for you today. For as you see the Egyptians today, you shall not continue to see them again forever.

Luk 3:6  “and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” Isaiah 40:3-5
Isa 52:10  Jehovah has bared His holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

How was His arm revealed?  On the cross.

Isa 53:1  Who has believed our report? And to whom is the arm of Jehovah revealed?

Gen 22:14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah Will See; so that it is said until this day, In the mount of Jehovah it will be seen.

Gen 22:14  ויקרא אברהם שׁם־המקום ההוא יהוה יראה אשׁר יאמר היום בהר יהוה יראה׃

Literally, in/on the mountain the LORD will be seen.

Joh 8:56  Your father Abraham leaped for joy that he should see My day, and he saw, and rejoiced.
Joh 8:57  Then the Jews said to Him, You do not yet have fifty years, and have You seen Abraham?
Joh 8:58  Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham came to be, I AM!

On the mountain God will be seen.  יראה ‘yerah’eh’ is in the Niphal stem 3rd person masculine singular future tense.  Truly God provided HIMSELF as a lamb in the place of Isaac (mankind).

Gen 22:7  And Isaac spoke to his father Abraham and said, My father. And he said, Behold me. And he said, Behold, the fire and the wood! But where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
Gen 22:8  And Abraham said, My son, God will see to the lamb for Himself, for a burnt offering. And the two of them went together.

הר האלהים ‘har elohim’ (the Mountain of God) has the numerical of 296.  This is equivalent to לאור גוים ‘l`or goyim’ (For a light of the nations).  This links the Christ on the cross on the Mountain of God to Light which points to the Menorah.  This will be seen in more detail below.

Isa 49:3  and said to Me, You are My servant, Israel, You in whom I shall be glorified. This verse is referring to Messiah as Israel, the Olive tree
Isa 49:6  And He said, It is too little that You should be My servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also give You for a light of the nations, that You may be My salvation (ישועה ‘yeshuah’ – source of the name Jesus) to the end of the earth.

Isa 42:6  I, Jehovah, have called You in righteousness, and will hold Your hand, and will keep You, and give You for a covenant of the people, for a Light of the nations;

Luk 2:32  a Light for revelation to the nations, and the Glory of Your people Israel.

Isa 40:5  And the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.

How was His glory revealed?

Joh 8:28  Then Jesus said to them, When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I AM; and from Myself I do nothing; but as My Father taught Me, these things I speak.

Joh 19:19  And Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross. And having been written, it was: JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Joh 12:32  And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, I will draw all to Myself (John 8:28 Messiah states this is how they will know He is ‘I AM’).
Joh 12:33  But He said this, signifying by what kind of death He was about to die.
Joh 12:34  The crowd answered Him, We heard out of the Law that The Christ remains to the age. And how do You say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?
Joh 12:35  Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while the Light is with you. Walk while you have the Light, that darkness not overtake you. And the one walking in the darkness does not know where he is going.
Joh 12:36  While you have the Light, believe into the Light, that you may become sons of Light. Jesus spoke these things, and going away He was hidden from them.
Joh 12:37  But though He had done so many miraculous signs before them, they did not believe into Him,
Joh 12:38  so that the Word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he said, “Lord, who has believed our report? And the arm of the Lord, to whom was it revealed?”
Isa. 53:1
Joh 12:39  Because of this they could not believe, because Isaiah said again,
Joh 12:40  “He has blinded their eyes” and “has hardened their heart,” “that they might not see with the eyes” and “understand with the heart,” “and be converted,” “and I should heal them.”
Isa. 6:10
Joh 12:41  Isaiah said these things when he saw His glory, and spoke about Him.

The pictographs of יהוה ‘Yahweh’ speak of Him being revealed through the nails in His Hands

Joh 20:27  Then He said to Thomas, Bring your finger here and see My hands, and bring your hand and thrust into My side, and be not unbelieving, but believing.
Joh 20:28  And Thomas answered and said to Him, My Lord and my God!

The Cross (ת ‘tav’) is linked with His Name

Eze 9:4  And Jehovah said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark (תוה ‘tavah’) a mark (תו ‘tav’) on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.

Rev 14:1  And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion! And with Him were a hundred and forty four thousands, with the name of His Father having been written on their foreheads.
Rev 22:4  And they will see His face; and His name will be on their foreheads.

His Name is the Word
Rev 19:13  and having been clothed in a garment which had been dipped in blood. And His name is called The Word of God.

His Name is His Word.  It is interesting to note that there are 66 stars in the constellation of Aries, corresponding to the 66 books of the Bible.  Aries is the picture of a lamb, displaying the the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. This Lamb has a book, the book of Life (Revelation 13:8)…. The Word (1 John 1:1-2; Deuteronomy 32:45-46; Philippians 2:16)

Was the crucifixion really an image of the Menorah?

The Scriptures speak of the crucifixion being on a tree
Act 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you seized, hanging Him on a tree.
Act 10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which He did, both in the country of the Jews, and in Jerusalem. They did away with Him, hanging Him on a tree.
Act 13:29 And when they finished all the things having been written concerning Him, taking Him down from the tree, they laid Him in a tomb.
Gal 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us; for it has been written, “Cursed is everyone having been hung on a tree;”
Deut. 21:23
1Pe 2:24 who “Himself carried up in His body our sins” onto the tree; that dying to sins, we might live to righteousness, of whom “by His wound you were healed.”

Jesus was crucified in the midst of two thieves

Joh 19:18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, on this side and on that side, and Jesus in the middle.

Traditionally this is the image that is portrayed of the crucifixion.

But if this were the case the following Scripture would make no sense.

Joh 19:31 Then, since it was Preparation, that the bodies not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for great was the day of that sabbath, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and they be taken away.
Joh 19:32 Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other crucified with Him.
Joh 19:33 But on coming to Jesus, when they saw He was dead already, they did not break His legs.

Why would the soldiers break the legs of the 1st and 3rd person and then go to Jesus last? If they were all crucified on one tree this would make perfect sense as they would make a circle starting from the 1st thief and working around to the Messiah.  If Messiah and the two thieves were crucified on a single tree then the image that would have been formed would have been a menorah.

Another hint of this is seen in the following verse:

Joh 19:31  Then, since it was Preparation, that the bodies not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for great was the day of that sabbath, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken and they be taken away.

Notice it says bodies (plural) should not remain on the cross (singular).  The text seems to indicate that all 3 bodies were on a single ‘cross’ which in Greek would be σταυρός ‘stauros.’

 

“Since we are told by the apostle John (who was an eyewitness to the crucifixion) that all three were crucified on ONE stauros (i.e. a single tree), it is easy to see how the Roman soldiers broke the legs of the robber in the Messiah’s right side (who had his back to the Messiah and was located on the northeast side of him) and then they broke the legs of the robber on the Messiah’s left side (who also had his back to the Messiah but was located on the southeast side of him). So, proceeding from the northeast side of the tree of crucifixion, the soldiers killed the first robber, went to the southeast side and killed the second robber, but they then came to the Messiah who was facing (let us say) westward towards his Father’s Temple. When they reached Yeshua they found him dead already.” (Secrets of Golgotha – Ernest Martin pg 176-177).

Tree of Life

The verses that speak of Messiah being crucified on a tree use the word ξύλον ‘xulon’ for tree.  This is the same word used for tree of life in the New Testament.

Rev 22:2  In the midst of its street and of the river, from here and from there, was a tree of life producing twelve fruits: according to one month each yielding its fruit. And the leaves of the tree were for healing of the nations.

Rev 22:14  Blessed are the ones doing His commands, that their authority will be over the Tree of Life, and by the gates they may enter into the city.

The Bible as a Menorah

 

Biblewheel.com – Richard McGough

“The Hebrew letters running down the center column represent the number of books on the corresponding branches. The letters are:

Tav: 22nd letter
Heh: 5th letter
Lamed: 12th letter
Heh: 5th letter

These letters spell the word תהלה ‘tehillah’ which means praise.

Exo 25:33  three almond like calyxes on the one branch with knob and blossom; and three almond like calyxes on the one branch with knob and blossom, so for the six branches, those going out from the lampstand.

3×6+4=22…corresponding to the 22 Hebrew letters.

Each side branch has three sets of three items – three bowls, each with a “knop” and a “flower.” The central branch has four sets of the same three items. Thus, the numerical arrangement of these decorations follow a symmetric pattern on the seven branches:

9 + 9 + 9 + 12 + 9 + 9 + 9

The number of these “decorations” sums to 66, the number of books in the Bible. Furthermore, the sum subdivides into the sum of the first four (9 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 12 = 39) and the last three (9 + 9 + 9 = 27) to give the number of books in the Old and New Testaments. Putting it all together, we see that the Bible and the Menorah have a large set of structural numbers in common:

  • 7 Branches [Canonical Divisions] symmetrically displayed
  • 3 Branches [Canonical Divisions] are paired, with one set apart.
  • 22 Bowls [Hebrew Letters]
  • 66 Decorations [Books] that subdivide into groups of 39 and 27

The structure of the Menorah also integrates with axis of the Wheel, with the Tav on the central pillar referring back, yet again, to the Crucifixion. Taking just the distinct letters from the central column yields the Tav KeyWord (Talah, to hang). God used this word to describe the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ when He gave this command in Deuteronomy 21:22.”

Deu 21:22  And if a man has committed a sin worthy of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,
Deu 21:23  his body shall not remain all night on the tree; but burying you shall bury him the same day. For he that is hanged is a reproach to God. And you shall not defile your land which Jehovah your God is giving to you as an inheritance.

Notice the play on words here תלה ‘taleh’ means to hang, or in specific is referring to the crucifixion.  טלה ‘taleh’ is a lamb, both words are pronounced exactly the same.

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