Shadows of Messiah – Spring

Shadows of Messiah - Spring

The movement of the sun throughout the year is a ‘macrocosm’ of the daily movement of the sun.  In the morning, which corresponds to Spring, the sun rises from the Eastern horizon in which the sky produces a reddish color.  The sun is at its greatest strength during “midday” which corresponds with Summer and then descends into the West in which the sky again turns red, corresponding with Autumn.  At night, the sun is hidden bringing forth darkness which corresponds with the Winter season.  Spring pictures life and the resurrection from the dead.

The English word Spring comes from the Old English ‘springan’ which means to leap, burst forth of fly up, speaking of the time when plants spring up.  This traces back to the Hebrew word פרח ‘parach.’  פרח ‘parach’ means the bursting of a bud as in a flower or tree and is linked to the resurrection of the dead, a primary theme associated with Spring.

A related word to פרח ‘parach’ is צוץ ‘tsuts’ which also means to blossom and is the root of the word ציצת ‘tsitsit’ which are the tassels that hang from the four corners of the garments of believers.


ציצת ‘tsitsit’ are twisted threads (גּדל ‘gedil’ Deuteronomy 22:12), which point back to the Fibonacci spiral, “God’s Fingerprint” on creation.  The Fibonacci Spiral is associated with life which is a primary theme of Spring.  These connections will be displayed throughout this study.

Isa 11:12  And He shall lift up a banner for the nations, and shall gather the outcasts of Israel, and gather those dispersed from Judah, from the four wings of the earth.

It is on the four wings that the ציצת ‘tsitsit’ hang (Numbers 15:38).


פרח ‘parach’ and צוץ ‘tsuts,’ which both mean to blossom, are used in conjunction multiple times in the Word.

Isa 27:6  Those coming in shall take root; Jacob shall blossom (צוץ ‘tsuts’) and Israel shall bud (פרח ‘parach’), and they will fill the face of the world with fruit.

Isaiah 27:6 is an amazing prophecy of Israel coming together as one in the Messiah when He comes to earth to judge the wicked.

Tallit, Dew Connection

Waking up to dew on the grass is yet another sign of Spring and the weather warming up.  The Hebrew word for dew is טל ‘tal’ which means to cover and is the root of the word טלית ‘tallit’ which is the traditional garment worn that has ציצת ‘tsitsit’ affixed to the four corners.

The Greek word ταλιθά ‘talitha,’ which means young girl, comes from טל ‘tal’ as well.  It is interesting to note that this word ταλιθά ‘talitha’ is used in Scripture in the account of the girl who is resurrected by Messiah.

Mar 5:41  And taking hold of the child’s hand, He said to her, Talitha koumi; which is, being translated, Little girl, I say to you, Rise up!  talitha cumi
Mar 5:42  And immediately the little girl rose up and walked. For she was twelve years old. And they were amazed with great amazement (Mark 5:28).

This account happened after Messiah healed the woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years when she took hold of the ציצת ‘tsitsit on His garments.

Two of the Hebrew words for lamb are טלה ‘taleh’ and טלא ‘taleh,’ both of which come from this root word טל ‘tal.’  It is through the Lamb of God that the salvation and the resurrection comes (John 1:29, 36; Revelation 14:4; 15:3).  The celebration of this Lamb occurs at Passover in the Spring.

Psa 110:3  Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 

In Homer’s Odyssey, young lambs are called ερσαι ‘ersai’ which means ‘dews.’  John Gill refers to this in his commentary on Psalm 110:3

thou hast the dew of that youth; which expresses the open property Christ has in his people, when made willing; and when they appear in the beauty of holiness, as soon as they are born of the Spirit, and the true light of grace shines in them; then those who were secretly his, even while unwilling, manifestly appear to belong unto him: so young lambs, just weaned, are in Homer (y) called ερσαι, “dews”; and it is remarkable that the Hebrew words for “dew” and “a lamb” are near in sound. Young converts are Christ’s lambs; they are Christ’s youth, and the dew of it; they are regenerated by the grace of God, comparable to dew, of which they are begotten to a lively hope of heaven; and which, distilling upon them, makes them fruitful in good works; and who for their numbers, and which I take to be the thing chiefly designed by this figure, are like to the drops of the dew; which in great profusion is spread over trees, herbs, and plants, where it hangs in drops innumerable: and such a multitude of converts is here promised to Christ, and which he had in the first times of the Gospel, both in Judea, when three thousand persons were converted under one sermon; and especially in the Gentile world, where the savour of his knowledge was diffused in every place; and as will be in the latter day, when a nation shall be born at once, and the fulness of the Gentiles be brought in. The sense given of these words, as formed upon the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions, respecting the generation of Christ’s human or divine nature, is without any foundation in the original text.

Scripture likens the coming of Messiah, which is the time of the resurrection of the dead, to dew and rain falling upon the earth.

Hos 14:5  I will be as the dew to Israel; he shall blossom (פרח ‘parach) as the lily and cast out his roots like Lebanon.
Psa 72:6  He shall descend like rain on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth.
Psa 72:7  In His days the righteous shall flourish (פרח ‘parach), and plenty of peace, till the moon is not.

Literally when there is no moon, this is speaking of the new moon, the twinkling of an eye.  The twinkling of an eye points to the resurrection.

1Co 15:52 In a moment, in a glance of an eye, at the last trumpet; for a trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.

The Hebrew word for blink (twinkling of the eye) is פתע ‘patah’ from the root פת ‘pat.’

The root word comes from פת ‘pat’ which is the word for a woman’s privy. This links to the first birth, blinking/awakening (picture of resurrection) is linked to the 2nd birth.

Another amazing link to the 2nd birth/birth of the manchild of Revelation 12 is seen Isaiah 8.


Psa 47:5  God has gone up with a shout, Jehovah with the sound of a ram’s horn.
Psa 89:15  Blessed is the people knowing the joyful sound; O Jehovah, they shall walk in the light of Your face.
1Th 4:16  Because the Lord Himself shall come down from Heaven with a commanding shout of an archangel’s voice, and with God’s trumpet. And the dead in Christ will rise again first.
Mat 24:31  And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the heavens to their ends.

The Voice of Jesus is likened to a trump.

Rev 1:10  I came to be in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Rev 1:11  saying, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last; also, What you see, write in a scroll, and send to the seven assemblies of Asia: to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
Joh 5:25  Truly, truly, I say to you that an hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and the ones hearing will live.

It is interesting to note that the English word ‘spring’ also traces back to the Hebrew word שפר ‘shofar’ as the word שפר ‘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.

The shofar is linked to the Fibonacci spiral as well.  The Fibonacci spiral will be discussed in more detail on the section “Spring, Shofar, Life” below.

Spring is also related to springs of water which spring forth from the ground and are the source of origin of a stream or river.  In Hebrew this spring or fountain is מכור ‘makor’ which is speaking of water which comes forth out of the ground.  It is a picture of resurrection as well as living waters (John 4:10-14; 7:37-39; Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13; Isaiah 12:3; Psalm 36:7-9) are coming forth out of a pit,  כור ‘kor.’  Further linking this concept is the word for birth in Hebrew which is מכורה ‘mekorah.’
Another Hebrew word for spring or fountain is מעין ‘meayn’ which comes from the word עין ‘ayin’ which means an eye as a spring is the ‘eye of the ground.’  This is a fascinating link to the above concepts on Spring and the resurrection (blinking of the eye).

Psa 17:8  Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
Psa 36:7  How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
Psa 36:8  They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures
Psa 36:9  For with thee is the fountain {מקר ‘maqor’} of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Who abides in His shadow? Zion

Psa 36:7  How precious is Your mercy, O God! And the sons of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
Isa 51:16  And I have put My Words in your mouth, and covered you in the shade of My hand, to plant the heavens and found the earth, and to say to Zion, You are My people.

The above word for fountain מכור ‘makor’ comes from the root כר ‘kor’ which literally means the palm of the hand.

Isa 49:13  Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
Isa 49:14  But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
Isa 49:15  Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Isa 49:16  Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. 

Further linking this concept of abiding under the shadow of His Wings is the above mentioned word פרח ‘parach’ which is associated with a hen overshadowing her brood and the coming forth of chicks out of their eggs.

A spring is the origin or beginning of a river or stream.  It is interesting to note that the English word  ‘start’ is related to spring as well as ‘start’ comes from the Old English ‘steortian’ which means to leap up, to move or spring suddenly and later associated with awakening suddenly (the origin of the word ‘startled’).  This is an interesting connection as the start of the Biblical year is in Spring. The English word ‘arise’ (resurrection) also means to spring up or to ascend as well as an origin, all of these concepts are associated with Spring as well.

Num 10:35  And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.
Num 10:36  And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel.
2Sa 6:15  And David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of Jehovah with shouting, and with the sound of a ram’s horn.
1Ch 15:28  And all Israel was bringing up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah with shouting, and with the sound of a horn, and with trumpets, and cymbals, sounding aloud with lyres and harps.

Spring is the time of year when the new year begins in the Biblical calendar (Exodus 12:2).  It is interesting to note that the English word ‘new’ comes from Latin word ‘novus’ which traces back further to the Hebrew word נוב ‘nov’ which means to spring forth or bear fruit (Psalm 92:15).  This is meaning of the first month of Biblical year אביב ‘aviv’ which is speaking of the springing forth of fruit and newness.

אביב ‘aviv’ also means green, the color of Spring.

Strong’s Concordance
H24
אביב
‘âbı̂yb
aw-beeb’
From an unused root (meaning to be tender); green, that is a young ear of grain; hence the name of the month Abib or Nisan: – Abib, ear, green ears of corn.

Green is also speaking of the sprouting or springing up of grass.

Gen 1:11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth (דשא ‘dasha’) grass (דשא ‘deshe’), the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

In Messiah in the Torah Genesis 1:9-13, it is seen that the earth bringing forth (דשא ‘dasha’) is linked to birth/rebirth/resurrection.  Dasha (bringing forth) is the same Hebrew word as grass (דשא ‘deshe’).


This links grass with birth and resurrection

דשא ‘deshe’is also translated as green.

Psa 23:2  He makes me lie down in green {דשא ‘deshe} pastures; He leads me to waters of rest;
Here it is seen that the color green, and in particular green grass sprouting in the spring (אביב ‘aviv’) is linked with the resurrection & rebirth.

אביב ‘aviv’– Ear

The word אביב ‘aviv’ is translated as ‘ear’ in two verses of the Scripture (Exodus 9:31; Leviticus 2:14).  This word in English comes from the Old English ‘ear’ which means a ‘spike, ear of grain.’  It traces back to Greek word ‘akoste’ which means barley.

There is another interesting connection between אביב ‘aviv’ on earth and אביב ‘aviv’ in heaven in the star Spica.  Spica is a Latin word which means ‘ear of grain’ and corresponds to the Greek word ‘stakhys.’  This is the origin of the English word ‘spike’ which is related to the English word ‘ear’ mentioned above.

Spica is the star in the hand of Virgo and corresponds to the Hebrew word צמח ‘tsemach’ (the BRANCH Isaiah 4:2; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Zechariah 3:8; 6:12).  צמח ‘tsemach’ has the meaning of a sprouting or springing plant.  The Messiah is likened to a plant rising from the ground (Isaiah 11:1, 10; 53:1-2).


צמח ‘tsemach’ is used in reference to Messiah, the Branch.

Isa 4:2  In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
Jer 23:5  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Jer 33:15  In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
Zec 3:8  Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
Zec 6:12  And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:
Interestingly, it is during Spring around the time of early April that Spica rises above the horizon as the sun sets (The Friendly Stars pg 25).

אביב ‘aviv’  – New

In the Septuagint,  אביב ‘aviv’ is translated as νέων ‘neon’ which means new.  The English word ‘new’ traces back to this Greek word νέως ‘neos.’

Exo 13:4  ἐν γὰρ τῇ σήμερον ὑμεῖς ἐκπορεύεσθε ἐν μηνὶ τῶν νέων.

אביב ‘aviv’ & the Tequfah/Equinox

The English word ‘sprint’ is also related to Spring as ‘sprint’ comes from the Old Norse word ‘spretta’ meaning to jump up.  It is interesting to note that the Scriptures associate the movement of the sun through the skies and the תקופה ‘tequfah’ (equinox) to a race.

Psa 19:4  Their measuring line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world; in them He has set up a dwelling-place for the sun,
Psa 19:5  and he comes forth like a bridegroom from his canopy. He rejoices like a hero to run a race;
Psa 19:6  his going forth from the end of the heavens, and his orbit (תקופה ‘tequfah’) to their ends; and nothing is hidden from his heat.
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 Aviv (Deuteronomy 16:1).  It is interesting to note that the shofar mentioned above in connection with Spring is the horn of the ram.

During the days of Moses, the vernal equinox occurred while the sun was in Aries. Philo states that the vernal equinox is the first month of the year.

ON THE LIFE OF MOSES, II – Part 4*
(222) Moses puts down the beginning of the vernal equinox as the first month of the year
THE SPECIAL LAWS, I – Part 3*
XXVIII.
The vernal equinox is an imitation and representation of that beginning in accordance with which this world was created. Accordingly, every year, God reminds men of the creation of the world, and with this view puts forward the spring, in which season all plants flourish and bloom; (152) for which reason this is very correctly set down in the law as the first month, since, in a manner, it may be said to be an impression of the first beginning of all, being stamped by it as by an archetypal Seal.
The word Vernal (as in the vernal equinox) comes from the Indo Eurpean root ‘wesr’ which means Spring.  In Latin, ‘ver’ means spring.  Vernal traces back to the Hebrew word באר ‘be’er’ which means a well or spring.  As mentioned above, the etymology of ‘Spring’ has derivatives in springs of water {מכור ‘makor’ & מעין ‘meayn’}.

Green – כרפס ‘karpas’


One of the words translated as green in the Scriptures is כרפס ‘karpas’ (Esther 1:6).

Those who have celebrated Passover with a traditional seder are familiar with this word.  It is the point of the meal where the כרפס ‘karpas’ (usually parsley) is dipped in saltwater, symbolically representing resurrection and passing through the Red Sea.  This was a picture of baptism and resurrectionPassover is celebrated in the Spring.

1Co 10:1  And I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the Sea.
1Co 10:2  And all were baptized to Moses in the cloud, and in the Sea,
1Co 10:3  and all ate the same spiritual food.
1Co 10:4  And all drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank of the spiritual rock following, and that Rock was Christ.

One of the words for grass is לח ‘lach’ which further connects this concept of birth & resurrection.  Specifically, this is referring to fresh green grass.

This word is translated as green/moist but also as ‘natural force’ as seen in Deuteronomy 34:7.

Deu 34:7  And Moses was a son of a hundred and twenty years at his death; his eye had not become dim, nor had his natural force abated.
As seen in the study on ‘Nature,’ this natural force (לח ‘lach’) is related to the nature (φύσις ‘phusis’) of Messiah.  The Hebrew word for nature is טבע ‘teva,’ which traces back to the root word טב ‘tov’ which means good.  This links to another word translated as green/fresh  רטב ‘ratov’ which also comes from the root טב ‘tov.’


רטב  ‘ratob’ is translated as green in Job 8:16.

Job 8:16  He is moist (KJV green) before the sun, and his tender plants shoot forth on his garden.


טב ‘tov’ links to the resurrection in Job 33

Job 33:23  If there is a messenger for him, a mediator, one among a thousand, to declare for man his uprightness,
Job 33:24  then let Him be gracious to him and say, Deliver him from going down to the Pit, for I have found a ransom!
Job 33:25  His flesh shall be fresher than in vigor; let him return to the days of his youth.

The word fresher, translated above, is from the Hebrew רטפש ‘rutaphash,’ which comes from the same root טב  ‘tov.’

Going back to the word לח ‘lach’, another fascinating connection is seen to the current study.  Those who are reborn in Messiah will be in His image.  Walking Torah Scrolls.

2Co 3:3  it having been made plain that you are Christ’s letter, served by us, not having been inscribed by ink, but by the Spirit of the living God, not in tablets of stone, but in fleshly tablets of the heart.
The word in Hebrew for tablet is לוח ‘luach’ which comes from the above word לח ‘lach’.


Exo 31:18  And when He finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave to Moses the two tablets (לוח ‘luach’) of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.

Grass shooting forth out of the ground is a picture of birth, as well as resurrection.  It is linked to the Word (tablets of the testimony) and is a reminder that only those born again in Messiah will have eternal life.  Those who are born of the flesh and not of the Spirit will perish (John 3:3; Mark 16:16).

Isa 40:6  A voice said, Cry! And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all its grace as the flower of the field!
Isa 40:7  The grass withers, the flower fades because the Spirit of
Jehovah blows on it. Surely the people is grass.
Isa 40:8  The grass withers; the flower fades; but the Word of our God shall rise forever.

1Pe 1:23  being regenerated, not by corruptible seed, but incorruptible, through the living Word of God, and remaining forever.
1Pe 1:24  Because “all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of men as the flower of grass; the grass was dried, and its flower fell out,
1Pe 1:25  but the Word of the Lord remains forever.” And this is the Word announced as gospel to you.
Isaiah 40:6-8
Psa 92:7  When the wicked flourish like grass, and all the evildoers blossom, it is for them to be destroyed forever.
Psa 92:8  But You, O
Jehovah, are exalted forever.

Green food

Gen 1:30  And to every beast of the earth, and to all birds of the heavens, and to every creeper on the earth which has in it a living soul, every green plant is for food. And it was so.

This word comes from the root:

Here it is seen that this word is associated with vanity or something that is only temporary.

Isa 40:6  A voice said, Cry! And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all its grace as the flower of the field!
Isa 40:7  The grass withers, the flower fades because the Spirit of
Jehovah blows on it. Surely the people is grass.
Isa 40:8  The grass withers; the flower fades; but the Word of our God shall rise forever.


Vanity of vanities

The book of Ecclesiastes goes into great detail explaining the ‘vanity’ of life.  In Solomon’s search for wisdom he comes to the final conclusion:

Ecc 12:13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments; for this applies (כל ‘kol’- completion) to every man.

This word כל ‘kol’ is associated with life and has numerous connections to this study.  This will be elaborated on in more detail throughout the study.

Green 528

The frequency of 528 corresponds with the color green.  528 is considered the frequency which ‘heals’ DNA (the instruction book of life).  The number 528 is also associated with the resurrection which is pictured by the season of Spring (time of green).  According to the research of Len Horowitz, the number 528 is associated with the frequencies of the sun and chlorophyll.

“The sun, made entirely of hydrogen, emits light (photons) and sound (phonons) via electrons that resonate fundamentally 528Hz frequency according to NASA recordings.  Compare the sound of the sun with the pure tone of 528Hz produced by 528 tuning forks. They are very much alike, with 528Hz at the heart of the sun’s sound.

Chlorophyll also broadcasts structurally and energetically mostly 528Hz frequency of sound and 528nm of light. This is all synchronized with the sun’s frequency of electron energy. This is how and why chlorophyll produces oxygen from carbon dioxide resonating in 528. You breath O2 resonating, and phase-locking, you to the Source of LOVE528 from the “Father” and the sun. The Creator sang, “Let there be light,” to create the sun and universe.”

The number 528 is strongly linked to the resurrection. It is only through the resurrection that we will be formed into His image.

1Jn 3:1  See what manner of love the Father has given us, that we may be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it was not yet revealed what we shall be. But we know that if He is revealed, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.

It was declared that Jesus is the Son by the resurrection.

Rom 1:1  Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2  which He promised before through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Rom 1:3  concerning His Son who came of the seed of David according to flesh,
Rom 1:4  who was marked out the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;

The word translated as ‘marked out’ is ὁρίζω ‘horizō’ which is the source of the English word ‘horizon.’  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’ is perfectly displayed in the equinox/tequfah of Spring.  More on this below.

The Greek word for resurrection is ἀνάστασις anastasis’ which is used 44 times in Scripture.  This number points to the resurrection.

The number 44 is linked to birth.  The word to give birth/child in Hebrew is ילד ‘yeled’ whose numerical value is 44.  Father + Mother {אב + אם} also has the value of 44.  It is interesting to note that the family is linked to the crucifixion, from whence comes the resurrection.  More on this in the study: Daily Tidbits 4/10 – The Crucifixion

The phrase ‘He is redeemed’ יגאל ‘yigal’ (Leviticus 25:30) is equivalent to 44, as well as ‘in the Jubilee’ ביבל ‘bayovel’ (Leviticus 25:28).

The Hebrew word for Jubilee is literally speaking of the sound of a shofar/trumpet and also means a stream.  As mentioned above, both of these concepts are linked to Spring.


The Jubilee is strongly linked to the resurrection when the Great Trump is blown (Leviticus 25:9-10; Isaiah 27:13).

The Hebrew letter which is equivalent to 4 is ד  ‘dalet’ so 44 would be displayed דד.  This is the Hebrew word for bosom or love.  The bosom is linked to the love of the Father in giving His only begotten Son for the salvation of mankind.  It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word for lamb טלה ‘taleh’ also has the numerical value of 44.

In another connection, the English word life comes from the Hebrew word חלה ‘chalav’ which means ‘fat, choicest part, milk.’ Milk comes forth from the bosom (דד dad).

דד (dalet dalet).  In Paleo Hebrew this would be rendered:

Combined these form the hexagram.  The hexagram/hexagon is associated with the resurrection (both the true and false).


44 ft = 528 inches = 26 cubits

26 = יהוה ‘Yahweh’

528 inches…The numerical value of 528 also has interesting connections to the current study.

The Number 528 – THE KEY


He resurrects us in/from His Word

Psa 119:25  DALETH: My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to Your Word.
Psa 119:37  Turn my eyes from seeing vanity; in Your way give me life {His Way is His Word}.
Psa 119:40  Behold, I have longed for Your Precepts; grant to me life in Your righteousness {His Righteousness is His Word}.
Psa 119:50  This is my comfort in my affliction; for Your Word has given me life.
Psa 119:93  I will never forget Your Precepts; for with them You gave me life.
Psa 119:107  I am greatly afflicted; O Jehovah, give me life according to Your Word.
Psa 119:149  Hear my voice by Your mercy, O Jehovah; give me life by Your judgment.
Psa 119:156  O Jehovah, Your tender mercies are great; give me life according to Your judgments.
Psa 119:159  See how I love Your Precepts, O Jehovah; give me life according to Your mercy.
Rom 8:2  For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus set me free from the law of sin and of death.
Php 3:20  For our citizenship is in Heaven, from where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
Php 3:21  who will transform our body of humiliation, for it to be conformed to His body of glory, according to the working of Him to be able even to subject all things under Himself.
2Co 4:14  knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up through Jesus, and will present us with you.
It is interesting to note that there are 66 bones in the human arm and shoulders corresponding to the 66 books of the Bible.

The Messiah, the Word, is likened to the Arm of God (Isaiah 53:1).  The bones of the human arm and hand are a picture of the Word. The Messiah is specifically described as the ‘Hand’ of God (Psalm 118:14-16; Isaiah 48:13; Acts 5:31 etc.). The human hand consists of 27 bones which correspond to the 27 books of the New Testament. These bones are divided into 3 parts. 5 metacarpal bones of the palm corresponding to the Gospels & Revelation. 14 bones of the fingers corresponding to the epistles of Paul and 8 bones in the wrist corresponding to the epistles of the other Apostles…


The hand is connected to the three bones of the Arm (Isaiah 40:10; 63:5-8; Psalm 44:3; Deuteronomy 33:2 etc.) which correspond to the Torah, Prophets & Writings. The arm connects to the shoulder of which we are yoked to the Most High (Matthew 11:30), walking in one consent (Zephaniah 3:9).


In short, the 27 bones of the hand connect to 3 bones in the arm which equals 30.  30 bones in each arm and hand add up to 60.  This is amazing as the arms connect to the shoulders which consist of the 2 shoulder bones themselves that are connected to 2 clavicles and 2 scapulas which = 6.  60+6= 66…the exact number of books in the Bible!

The Hebrew word for shoulder is שכם ‘shekhem’ which is also linked to the resurrection as the word literally means to rise early and place a load on the shoulders in order to depart.

Gen 22:3  And Abraham started up early {שכם ‘shekhem’} in the morning and saddled his ass, and he took two of his youths with him, and his son Isaac. And he split wood for a burnt offering, and rose up and went to the place which God had said to him.
Rev 22:16  I, Jesus, sent My angel to testify these things to you over the assemblies. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the bright and morning Star.
Rev 3:7  And to the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia, write: These things says the Holy One, the True One, the One having “the key of David,” “the One opening, and no one shuts; and shuts, and no one opens:” Isa. 22:22
Isa 22:22  And the key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder, so that he opens, and no one shuts; and he shuts, and no one opens.


The English word ‘clavicle’ or ‘collarbone’ comes from the Latin word ‘clavicula’ which means a key.  In the days of Messiah, keys were shaped like the modern day letter F.

F is the 6th letter in the English alphabet corresponding to the Hebrew letter ו ‘vav’.  ו ‘vav’ is the nail.

Isa 22:22  And the key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder, so that he opens, and no one shuts; and he shuts, and no one opens.
Isa 22:23  And I will drive him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a throne of glory to his father’s house.
The muscle that hangs off of the clavicle is the Deltoid

The deltoid is called so because it is in the shape of the Greek letter Δ ’delta’ which is the shape of a triangle.  The Greek letter Δ’delta’ comes from the Hebrew letter ד ‘dalet’ which means a door.

The key (clavicle) to the house of David.  דוד ‘david’ in Hebrew is 2 ‘dalets’ and 1 ‘vav.’  2 ‘deltoids’ and a nail/key.

Messiah Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gave His life that His sheep might live with Him.  Jesus associates His role as the Good Shepherd with His death and resurrection.  The Hebrew letter ד ‘dalet’ {spelled דלת} is a picture of a tent door.  The word is translated as door or gate in the Scriptures.  Messiah/Jesus is the door/gate from whence man can enter into the garden of the Lord (John 10:7-14).  This entrance was made available through His death on the cross (John 10:15-18; Hebrews 10:20).

Joh 10:7  Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
Joh 10:9  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Joh 10:11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Joh 10:14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
Joh 10:15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Joh 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Joh 10:17  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Joh 10:18  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Spring, Shofar, Life

As mentioned before, the English word ‘spring’ also traces back to the Hebrew word שפר ‘shofar’ as the word שפר ‘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.

The English word ‘spiral’ traces back to this Hebrew word שפר ‘shofar’ as well.  This is significant as life is linked with the number 5 and the Fibonacci spiral.

The word ‘spiral’ also traces back to the Latin word ‘spira’ which means a spiral or coil which comes from the Greek word ‘speira’ which traces further back to the Hebrew word צפירה ‘tsephiyrah’ which has the meaning of the morning sunrise as well as the turning of a wreath.  As mentioned before, Spring is a ‘macrocosm’ or the daily rising of the sun, both of which picture the resurrection from the dead. The movement of the sun through the sky during the year makes a ‘wreath’ as well, more on this later in the section on the tequfah & analemma.

צפירה ‘tsephiyrah’ comes from the root word צפר ‘tsaphar’ which means a bird, in particular the song of the birds in the morning.

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.

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. 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.  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’ is another Hebrew for a bird, usually translated as an ‘owl’ but literally means to leap.  קיפוז 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’ and 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.  Recall that this word is associated with spring and the ‘eye’ or source of water.

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.

Going back to the Life, 5, Fibonacci Spiral connection….

On Day 5, life was created.

Gen 1:20  And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarmers having a soul of life; and let the birds fly over the earth, on the face of the expanse of the heavens.
Gen 1:21  And God created the great sea animals, and all that creeps, having a living soul, which swarmed the waters, according to its kind; and every bird with wing according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:22  And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let the birds multiply in the earth.
Gen 1:23  And there was evening, and there was morning the fifth day. 



All life is a shadow picture pointing to Messiah.

Joh 14:6  Jesus said to him, I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

Joh 20:31  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Rev 19:13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Joh 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Grace is linked to the number 5 (Day 5) and will be discussed in more detail below.
Joh 6:68  Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
Phi 2:16  Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
Joh 5:39  Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
Joh 5:40  And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

WISDOM
Pro 3:18  She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
Pro 3:22  So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

Proverbs 3:22 corresponds to Proverbs 1:9 which speaks of an ornament (wreath לויה ‘livyah’) of grace.  Recall that the word spiral (as in Fibonacci spiral) traces back to the Hebrew word צפירה ‘tsephiyrah’ which means morning and wreath.

Pro 1:9  For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Jesus is the Resurrection & the Life

Joh 11:25  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
1Jo 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
1Jo 5:12  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Life is in Messiah through the Holy Spirit.  It is interesting to note that the English word ‘spirit’ comes from the same Hebrew root as spiral (Fibonacci spiral of life), צפר ‘tsaphar.’

Joh 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Rom 8:11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Rom 8:12  Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
Rom 8:13  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
Rom 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

The subject of the Sons of God will be discussed further as this study progresses.  It goes back to the choice of life or death, good or evil, the Tree of Life or the tree of knowledge. It has an interesting connection to the time of Spring as well through the clover.


The Hebrew word for life is חי ‘chay’ which literally pictures the stomach.


Man does not live by bread (לחם ‘lechem’ – food, sustenance) alone but by every WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God (Deuteronomy 8:3).  Bread comes forth from grain (דגן ‘dagan’) which comes from the same Hebrew root word for fish (גד ‘dag’), who were created on Day 5.


The Scriptures liken the Word to bread/food.  When our bellies are full of the Torah/Word of God, who is Jesus, we have life.  When our bellies are empty of the Word/Messiah we are dead, we are walking in darkness.

Psa 102:4  My heart is stricken and dried like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread.

Aramaic Targum – Psalm 102:4 (102:5)
5.     My heart is smitten like grass and will dry up; for I have forgotten the Torah of my instruction.

Manna

Psa 78:23  And He commanded the fine clouds above; and He opened the doors of the heavens;
Psa 78:24  and He rained on them manna to eat; yea, He gave the grain (דגן ‘dagan’) of the heavens to them.
Psa 78:25  Man ate the bread of the mighty (KJV angels); He sent them food (KJV meat – צידה ‘tsedah’ – provision) to the full.
Messiah is THE bread from Heaven that gives Life.

Joh 6:30  Then they said to Him, Then what miraculous sign do You do that we may see and may believe You? What do You work?
Joh 6:31  Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, as it is written “He gave them bread out of Heaven to eat.” LXX-Psa. 77:24; MT-Psa. 78:24
Joh 6:32  Then Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Moses has not given you the bread out of Heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread out of Heaven.
Joh 6:33  For the bread of God is He coming down out of Heaven and giving life to the world.
Joh 6:48  I am the Bread of life.
Joh 6:49  Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and died.
Joh 6:50  This is the Bread coming down out of Heaven, that anyone may eat of it and not die.
Joh 6:51  I am the Living Bread that came down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever. And indeed the bread which I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

Bread=His Flesh=Gospel

Basar Gospel Flesh

Man was made in the image of God (Genesis1:26)…Messiah is THE Image of God (Hebrews 1:3; 2 Corinthians 4:4), hence when we look at the human body it points to Messiah.  The body as a whole, and each individual body part speaks the Gospel.

The Gospel is connected with flesh. Where is the first reference to flesh? The union of Adam and Eve…a picture of Jesus and His bride becoming one is  the fulfillment of the Good News.

Gen 2:21  And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh underneath.
Gen 2:22  And
Jehovah God formed the rib which He had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man.
Gen 2:23  And the man said, This now at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh. For this shall be called Woman, because this has been taken out of man.
Gen 2:24  Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh

Eph 5:30  For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.
Eph 5:31  “For this, a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.” Gen. 2:24
Eph 5:32  The mystery is great, but I speak as to Christ and as to the assembly.
The rib of Adam from whence his bride came out is linked to the number 5 which connects to the 5th day of creation and life.

חמש ‘chamesh’ is used to translate multiple terms in Hebrew.  It is used for the number five/fifty, the hand, to be armed and the side of the body (fifth rib).

The ‘fifth rib’

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חמשׁ
chômesh

This word is used in the following verses:
fifth, 4
2Sa_2:23, 2Sa_3:27, 2Sa_4:6, 2Sa_20:10

Messiah was wounded in the side (‘the fifth rib’).

Joh 19:34  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a lance, and at once blood and water came out.
Adam’s bride came forth from his rib/side (Genesis 2:22) which is a picture of Messiah’s bride ‘coming forth’ when He offered Himself as an atonement to bring us back to God.  Interestingly, the year of Jubilee, which occurs every 50 (חמשים ‘chamashim’) years (Leviticus 25:10-13) began on the Day of Atonement.  The great trumpet (Isaiah 27:13) will be blown and those resurrected in the 1st resurrection will receive their inheritance in the land.  This is interesting because the shofar is in the Fibonacci sequence which the pattern the Most High uses in His creation of life.  The Fibonacci sequence is encoded with the number 5.

Our ears are based upon the Fibonacci pattern:


The Hebrew word for ears is אזן ‘ozen’ which is linked to the current study as the word for flesh/meat is מזן ‘mazan’ which comes from the same root  זנ ‘zan.’


Rom 10:16  But not all obeyed the gospel, for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” Isa. 53:1
Rom 10:17  Then faith is of hearing, and hearing through the Word of God.
Rom 10:18  But I say, Did they not hear? Yes, rather, “into all the earth their voice went out, and to the ends of the world their words.”
LXX-Psa. 18:5; MT-Psa. 19:4

Their voice went out.  What is the voice of the Word/Jesus likened to?  A Shofar (Revelation 1:10-11), which is in the Fibonacci pattern.  The Fibonacci spiral is displayed as the number 1.618, rounded to 1.62.  This is interesting to note as the Hebrew phrase קול יהוה ‘qol Yahweh’ (Voice of the LORD) has the numerical equivalent of 162.

It is His Voice/Word that brings Life.

Isa 27:13  And it shall be in that day, the great ram’s horn shall be blown; and those perishing in the land of Assyria and the outcasts in the land of Egypt shall come and shall worship Jehovah in the holy mountain in Jerusalem.
Joh 5:25  Truly, truly, I say to you that an hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and the ones hearing will live.
Joh 5:28  Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming in which all those in the tombs will hear His voice.
Joh 5:29  And they will come out, the ones having done good into a resurrection of life; and the ones having practiced evil into a resurrection of judgment.
Joh 11:43  And saying these things, He cried out with a loud voice, Lazarus! Here! Outside!
1Th 4:16  Because the Lord Himself shall come down from Heaven with a commanding shout of an archangel’s voice, and with God’s trumpet. And the dead in Christ will rise again first.
Mat 24:31  And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the heavens to their ends.
1Co 15:52  In a moment, in a glance of an eye, at the last trumpet; for a trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed.
The Voice of Jesus brings back the exiles.  This is significant as it will be seen that the message of the Gospel given to the Apostles is likened to bread from the Table of showbread, as they are made ‘fishers’ of men.

Joh 10:3  The doorkeeper opens to him, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
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.
Joh 10:27  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
Joh 10:28  And I give eternal life to them, and they shall not perish to the age, never! And not anyone shall pluck them out of My hand.
Jer 31:6  For there shall be a day when the watchmen on Ephraim’s hills shall call out, Arise and let us go up to Zion, to Jehovah our God.
Jer 31:7  For so says Jehovah, Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the head of the nations. Cry out, give praise and say, O Jehovah save Your people, the remnant of Israel.
Jer 31:8  Behold! I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the recesses of the earth. Among them the blind, and the lame, the pregnant one, and the travailing one together, a great company shall return here.
Jer 31:9  They shall come with weeping, and I will lead them with prayers. I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a right way; they will not stumble in it. For I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is My first-born.
Jer 31:10  Hear the Word of Jehovah , O nations, and declare in the coastlands far away, and say, He who scattered Israel will gather him and keep him, as a shepherd his flock.
Bread of His presence, the Showbread {פּנים ‘paniym’}.  Jesus is His פּנים ‘paniym’ (presence, face)

Psa 42:5  O my soul, why are you cast down and moan within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet thank Him for the salvation of His presence.
Yeshua face

Psa 44:3  For they did not inherit the land with their own sword; yea, their own arm did not save them. But it was Your right hand (Messiah- Exo 15) and Your arm (Messiah Isa 53) and the light of Your face, because You favored them.
Interestingly the arm and hand are in the Fibonacci pattern.

The Light of His Face is linked with the sound of the Shofar.

Psa 89:15  Blessed is the people knowing the joyful sound; O Jehovah, they shall walk in the light of Your face.

What is the joyful sound?  The sound of the Shofar & Trumpets.

Psa 98:5  Sing praise to Jehovah with the lyre; with the lyre and the voice of a song.
Psa 98:6  With trumpets and the sound of a horn, make a joyful noise before Jehovah the King.

The sound of the trumpets = the sound of His Word.

Num 10:2  Make two trumpets of silver for yourself. You shall make them of hammered work, and they shall be to you for the calling of the congregation, and for causing the camps to pull up stakes.
Psa 12:6  The Words of Jehovah are pure Words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times.
The bread of the Presence sat upon a table.  The Hebrew word for table is שלחן ‘shulchan’ coming from the root שלח ‘shalach’ meaning to send out, as in one sending out his hand to the table to receive food (life).  This is the concept of an Apostle (שוליח ‘sholiach’), one who sends forth a message of good news (בּשׂר ‘basar’ – meat/gospel).

The first use of the word שלח ‘shalach’ is seen in Genesis 3:23 where Adam was expelled from the Garden due to the sin of eating from the tree of knowledge.

Gen 3:23 Jehovah God sent him out {שלח ‘shalach’} of the garden of Eden to till the ground out of which he was taken.
Adam was to work the ground from whence he was taken. Adam, who partook of the tree of knowledge which brings death, sent forth {שלח ‘shalach’} his message to the world (1 Corinthians 15:22). The bread that comes forth from the earth brings temporal life but cannot deliver from death. The message of Messiah comes forth from the Tree of Life. It is the bread from heaven that brings life to the world.

Apostles take for the Bread of Life to the world.

Isa 52:7  How beautiful on the mountains are the feet* of him proclaiming good news, making peace heard, bearing tidings of good (בּשׂר ‘basar’), making heard salvation (ישׁוּעה ‘yeshuah’ – source of the name Jesus), saying to Zion, Your God reigns.
The feet are in the pattern of the Fibonacci sequence.

Joh 4:32  But He said to them, I have food to eat which you do not know.
Joh 4:33  Then the disciples said to one another, No one brought Him food to eat?
Joh 4:34  Jesus said to them, My food is that I should do the will of Him who sent Me, and that I may finish His work.
Joh 6:51  I am the Living Bread that came down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever. And indeed the bread which I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Going back to the connection between the gospel (בּשׂר ‘basar’) and Adam & Eve…

The word for bride is:

This comes from the root כל ‘kol’ which is related to the belly (חי ‘chay’-life):

The Hebrew word for food comes from this same root:

The English word cell comes from this Hebrew root.  The human cell is designed just as the Tabernacle/Temple.  DNA, in the nucleus of the cell is the blueprint for life & the flesh.  It corresponds to the 10 commandments and the Torah in the Holy of Holies of the Tabernacle.  DNA is formed in the Fibonacci pattern.

Shapes, Numbers, Patterns, And The Divine Proportion In God’s Creation

When we realize that the information to produce these spirals and numbers in living things is stored in the DNA, should we then be surprised to find that the DNA molecule is 21 angstroms in width and the length of one full turn in its spiral is 34 angstroms, both Fibonacci numbers? The DNA molecule is literally one long stack of golden rectangles.”

The DNA spiral is a Golden Section
The DNA molecule, the program for all life, is based on the golden section.  It measures 34 angstroms long by 21 angstroms wide for each full cycle of its double helix spiral.
34 and 21, of course, are numbers in the Fibonacci series and their ratio, 1.6190476 closely approximates phi, 1.6180339.
B-DNA has spirals in phi proportions
DNA in the cell appears as a double-stranded helix referred to as B-DNA.
This form of DNA has a two groove in its spirals, with a ratio of phi in the proportion of the major groove to the minor groove, or roughly 21 angstroms to 13 angstroms.

The Hebrew word for Temple (היכל ‘heykal’) comes from the same root as cell, food and bride (כל ‘kol’).


This corresponds perfectly to the Temple/Tabernacle of God and the word cell means hidden.

Eze 7:22  I also will turn My face from them, and they shall defile My hidden place. And violent ones shall enter into it and defile it.

Our bodies are His Temple (Ephesians 2:21-22; 5:30; 1 Corinthians 6:19) which are intimately linked to the Fibonacci sequence & the number 5 (the 5th day).

Phi – The Golden Number
“The number 5 is intrinsically related to Phi and the Fibonacci series
Phi can be derived from several formulas based on the number 5.  The most traditional, based on the geometric construction of phi is this:

This formula for phi can also be expressed all in fives as:


And, as pointed out by W. Nathan Saunders, the terms in above representation of phi can be expressed in yet another way that involves four 5′s:

Phi appears in the geometry of the 5-sided pentagon
Take a pentagon with 5 equal sides and connect all the points to form a 5-pointed star.  The ratios of the lengths of the resulting line segments are all based on phi.

5 is the 5th Fibonacci number
5 is also the 5th of the Fibonacci numbers, including 0, 1, 2, 3, and 5.
5 appears in the human body, which has proportions based on phi
Another interesting aspect of phi and five is in relation to the design of the human body, which in addition to being based on phi relationships in its proportions, has:
* 5 appendages from the torso, in the two arms, two legs and a head,
* 5 appendages on each of legs and arms in the five fingers and five toes,
* 5 openings on the face, and
* 5 senses in sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.


The Divine Proportion in the Body
The white line is the body’s height.
The blue line, a golden section of the white line, defines the distance from the head to the finger tips.
The yellow line, a golden section of the blue line, defines the distance from the head to the navel and the elbows.
The green line, a golden section of the yellow line, defines the distance from the head to the pectorals and inside top of the arms, the width of the shoulders, the length of the forearm and the shin bone.
The magenta line, a golden section of the green line, defines the distance from the head to the base of the skull and the width of the abdomen. The sectioned portions of the magenta line determine the position of the nose and the hairline.
Although not shown, the golden section of the magenta line (also the short section of the green line) defines the width of the head and half the width of the chest and the hips.”
The Human face, ears, and teeth are based upon Phi
The human hand and foot are based on Phi
The human heartbeat is based upon Phi

Warfare

The number 5 is linked to warfare.  The word for five in Hebrew is חמש ‘chamesh’ which means the hand, or arming for battle.  It is interesting to note that the month of March, in which Spring begins, gets its name from the ‘god of war,’ March.

The month of March comes from the Old French word ‘marz’ which traces back to the Latin ‘Martius’ meaning the month of Mars.  Mars was the ‘god’ of war.  The verb ‘march’ means to walk in stride, as in soldiers of war, tracing back to the Latin word ‘marcus’ which means a hammer.  This is related to the Hebrew word פעם ‘paam’ speaking of repetition, as in the sound of a marching troop.


As mentioned in a study on the sun & time, this word is associated with the human heartbeat, linking man with time.

War began in the beginning, when man reached out his hand and partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  The word ‘Martis’ (March) is related to the Latin word ‘mas’ which means a male.  Here is another connection between man and war, which began in the beginning.

The War is over through the resurrection in Messiah.  His people become the Sons of God through Him.

Gal 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
Gal 4:6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Gal 4:7  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

Warfare & bread
Gen 3:19 By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until your return to the ground. For you have been taken out of it; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.
Bread is linked to warfare

War is over through the resurrection in Messiah

Job 14:14 If a man dies, will he revive? All the days of my warfare I will wait, until my change comes. Isa 40:2 Speak lovingly to the heart of Jerusalem; yea, cry to her that her warfare is done, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has taken from the hand of Jehovah double for all her sins.

He gives us the bread that comes without toil

Rev 2:17 The one who has an ear, hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies. To the one overcoming, I will give him to eat from the hidden manna. And I will give to him a white stone, and on the stone a new name having been written, which no one knows except the one receiving it.
Joh 6:48 I am the Bread of life.
Joh 6:49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness and died.
Joh 6:50 This is the Bread coming down out of Heaven, that anyone may eat of it and not die.
Joh 6:51 I am the Living Bread that came down from Heaven. If anyone eats of this Bread, he will live forever. And indeed the bread which I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 

The battle between His people and the dragon is illustrated in the book of Jonah.  Jonah overcame the great fish through the resurrection after 3 days.
Jon 1:17 And Jehovah had appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
The belly of the great fish is likened unto hell


Jon 2:1  And Jonah prayed to Jehovah his God out of the belly of the fish.
Jon 2:2  And he said, I cried out to Jehovah from my distress. And He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried for help, and You heard my voice.
Jonah was a picture of Messiah (Matthew 12:39), and also His body.

Heb 2:14  Since, then, the children have partaken of flesh and blood, in like manner He Himself also shared the same things, that through death He might cause to cease the one having the power of death, that is, the devil;
Hos 6:1 Come and let us return to Jehovah. For He has torn, and He will heal us. He has stricken, and He will bind us up.
Hos 6:2 After two days He will bring us to life. In the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live before Him.

March is the 3rd month on the Gregorian calendar, reminding us of this war and the victory in Messiah.


The month of March further links to the redemption and end of warfare through Messiah in the saying ‘in like a lion, out like a lamb.’   This ‘idiom’ comes from a book called Gnomologia by a man named Thomas Fuller.  It comes from the concept of March usually being cold and dark, but by the end of the month begins to warm up and get lighter.  This is due to the coming of Spring and the renewal of life from the darkness of winter.

Life began in the waters (fish) and the sky (birds) both of which are the color blue.

The word blue is from two Hebrew words תכלת ‘tekhelet’ & כחל ‘khachol.’  Both words come from the root:

As seen above, this word כל ‘kol’ links to the bride and bread.

The word that is used predominantly in the Bible is תכלת ‘tekhelet.’   כחל ‘khachol’  is used only once and is translated as paint in the Scriptures (Ezekiel 23:40).

Interestingly, the eye is connected with the color blue and water

The word ‘eye’ comes from the Hebrew עין ‘ayin’.

The root of עין ‘ayin’ is:

This root ען ‘an’ is also the root word for abode/home.

The root of the two Hebrew words for blue, כל ‘kol’ is also the root of the word Temple (היכל ‘hekhel’).  Where is His throne?  In Heaven, which is intimately connected to the word blue which is also on the waters (Psalm 29:3). Ayin/eye is also the word for a spring.  Above, it is seen that the Hebrew word for well/spring is מקור ‘maqor’ which connects water and blood.  On a deeper level, the throne of God is pictured in our bodies by the heart.

Psa 36:9  For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.

H4726
מקר  /  מקור
mâqôr
BDB Definition:
1) spring, fountain

Notice the connection between the word for fountain and giving birth.  Out of the side of Messiah came forth water and blood to give birth to His Bride.

Strongs concordance:

H4726
מקר    מקור
mâqôr  mâqôr
maw-kore’, maw-kore’
From H6979; properly something dug, that is, a (generally) source (of water, even when naturally flowing; also of tears, blood (by euphemism of the female pudenda); figuratively of happiness, wisdom, progeny): – fountain, issue, spring, well (-spring).

Brown Driver Briggs:

H4726
מקר  /  מקור
mâqôr
BDB Definition:
1) spring, fountain
1a) spring
1a1) of source of life, joy, purification (figuratively)
1b) of the eye (figuratively)
1c) source (of menstruous blood)
1d) flow (of blood after child birth)

Lev 12:7  And he shall bring it near before Jehovah, and shall atone for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood; this is the law of her who bears, whether a male or a female.
1Jn 5:5  Who is the one overcoming the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
1Jn 5:6  This is the One coming through water and blood, Jesus Christ; not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the One witnessing, because the Spirit is the truth.
1Jn 5:7  For there are three bearing witness in Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
1Jn 5:8  And there are three who bear witness on the earth: The Spirit, and the water, and the blood; and the three are to the one.

The Spirit, the water, and the blood are one (1 John 5:7).  The Spirit is likened to the living waters (John 7:37-39), the living waters come forth from His throne (Revelation 21:6; 22:1-2, 14)  How does the blood connect to this?  Our bodies are a picture of His Temple.  His throne = the human heart from whence flows the river of life (blood)…

The eternal organs in our bodies are a shadow picture of the Kingdom.  Our bodies are His Temple (Ephesians 2:21-22; 5:30; 1 Corinthians 6:19).   In the book of Revelation (Chapter 4) John is shown a vision of the Throne of God.  Around the throne and the 4 living creatures are 24 elders (Revelation 4:4) representing the 24 ribs surrounding the human heart.

From the heart blood is pumped to the Lungs.  As seen in Genesis 1:2-5 , the etymology of the English word ‘Lung’ traces back to the meaning of Light.  In our bodies our lungs have 7 vascular bundles called nodes.  These represent the 7 Spirits of God(Revelation 4:5; Isaiah 11:1-3).  These 7 Spirits/breathe are pictured in the earthly Tabernacle/Temple by the Menorah.  The Menorah is a picture of the Tree of Life.  The Light of the world.

Rev 4:5  And out of the throne come forth lightnings and thunders and voices. And seven lamps of fire are burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; 

The lightning corresponds to the electrical activity of the heart.  The thunderings are the ‘Lub Dub‘ of the heart.  As mentioned above, the throne of God is in heaven.  The color blue, connects blood to heaven.  Blood is blue until it receives oxygen from the lungs.  The sky is blue except for the times of dawn and dusk.

Gen 3:8  And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool {רוח ‘ruach’ } of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 

This word in Hebrew is רוח ‘ruach’ which means wind/breath/spirit.

The eyes and the heart are connected in Scripture.

Opening of the eyes is linked with a ‘burning heart’

Luk 24:31  And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him. And He became invisible from them.
Luk 24:32  And they said to one another, Was not our heart burning in us as He spoke to us in the highway, and as He opened up to us the Scriptures?

Mat 6:20  But treasure up for you treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust cause to perish, and where thieves do not dig through and steal.
Mat 6:21  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Mat 6:22  The lamp of the body is the eye. Then if your eye is sound, all your body is light.
Mat 6:23  But if your eye is evil, all your body is dark. If, then, the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Messiah spoke of the living waters coming out of the belly in John 7:37-39, καρδία ‘koilia’ which figuratively means the heart.   Another word in Greek for the word for belly is καρδία ‘kardia’.  This Greek word is also used to translate the Hebrew word for heart, which is לב ‘lev.’

Linking the ‘eye’ to heaven

Helix Nebula

Notice the color combination of this nebula.  Red and blue.  Linking the waters and the blood to the ‘eye’ in the heavens.  Interestingly, this nebula is found in the constellation of Aquarius, the water bearer.  The Helix Nebula is actually coil shaped (the Fibonacci pattern) but appears round because we are only seeing one end of it.  This is the image I have used to express the concept of the ‘little guy in the eye’ of God.  In that study it is shown that being the apple of His eye is linked to dwelling under the shadow of His wings/ under His canopy or the 4 corners of His ‘garment’.  On the four corners of our garments are to be the ‘tzitzit.’  What color was to be used in these tzitzit?

Blue/תכלת ‘tekhelet’.

Lapis Lazuli/Sapphire

of a sapphire stone: The Hebrew sappir, is without doubt the sapphire; which is a most beautiful precious stone of a fine blue colour, second only to the diamond in lustre, hardness, and value. The ancient oriental sapphire is supposed to have been the same as the lapis lazuli. It glitters with golden spots; and is of an azure or sky-blue colour, but rarely intermixed with purple. The ruby and topaz are considered of the same genus. Eze_1:26-27, Eze_10:1; Rev_4:3, Rev_21:19-23

 

Sapphire comes from the following root, linking the color blue with the Word:

Exo 24:9  And Moses and Aaron went up with Nadab and Abihu, and seventy from the elders of Israel.
Exo 24:10  And they saw the God of Israel. And under His feet was as the work of a pavement of sapphire, and the same as the essence of the heavens for clearness.
Exo 24:11  And He did not stretch out His hand to the nobles of the sons of Israel. And they saw God, and they ate and drank.

Eze 1:26  And from above the expanse that was over their heads was an appearance like a stone of lapis lazuli azure blue, the likeness of a throne. And on the likeness of the throne was a likeness in appearance like a man on it from above.

Moses & Sapphire
In Rabbinic tradition, the Stone of the Ten Commandments as well as the Rod of Moses was made of sapphire.  Whether or not this was true or not can be argued, this information is provided to further link the concept of the color blue and the Word.

From the Jewish Encyclopedia
“Moses had in his tent a block of sapphire, created for the very purpose, from which he hewed the second set of tables (Pirḳe R. El, l.c.).  This sapphire was of a nature that admitted of the tables being rolled up (Ex. R. viii.; Cant. R. v. 14).  The sapphire from which Moses hewed the tables had been quarried from the solar disk (Cant. R. v. 14).”

Star Sapphires

Star sapphires contain needles of the mineral rutile that reflect light in six star like rays.  As mentioned above, the hexagon is linked to the resurrection, a primary theme of Spring.

A star sapphire is a type of sapphire that exhibits a star-like phenomenon known as asterism. Star sapphires contain intersecting needle-like inclusions (often the mineral rutile, a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide that cause the appearance of a six-rayed ‘star’-shaped pattern when viewed with a single overhead light source.

Remember above, in the definition of the word sapphire, it is traced back to Saturn.  Saturn is linked to Dagon, the beast.  Here we see yet again the concept of warfare between the Truth/Word and the counterfeit.

Greg Killian has a very in depth study on the Rod of Moses which I recommend at the above link.

The points I want to bring out from his study are as follows:

“The Throne of Glory was also seen as made of sapphire (Ezekiel 1:26, 10:1). This stone is related to wisdom (Bachya on Exodus 28:18), and the Hebrew word sappir  is related to sefer, a book (Tzioni). It is also related to vision (Bachya loc. cit.). Some say that this “sapphire” is like a “third eye,” through which mystical vision is attained (Raavad on Sefer Yetzirah 1:1), and indeed, this third eye is associated with a sapphire blue color.”

Notice that sapphire is related to ספר ‘sefer’ (book) and mystically is seen as being related to opening of the third eye.  This is linked to the mark of the beast.  In the garden there were two trees of which man could choose in regards to eternal life.  The tree of Life, who is Messiah or the tree of knowledge which points to the serpent.  Wisdom from above or carnal ‘wisdom.’  The ultimate goal of both was life.  Eternal life through Messiah, or ‘ye shall not die’ that comes forth from the tree of knowledge.

Partaking of the tree of knowledge is the mark of the beast.  It is not the purpose of this study to go into depth on this concept, but it is important to bring forth a few important concepts in relation to this.

Hexagonal shapes are related to water, and sapphire (blue), both of which point to the Word/Messiah.  However, the hexagram shape points to the adversary, the mark of the beast/Saturn.  Why is this?  The adversary seeks to counterfeit the Messiah .  Jesus is the image of the Father (Hebrews 1:3).  The adversary seeks to counterfeit that image so instead of the living waters pointing to Jesus, mankind is led to make images of the hexagram which point to satan.

The pentagram is linked with the mark of the beast as well, yet the Fibonacci pattern which points to Messiah is intimately connected with the pentagon.  In short, creation, the handiwork of God points to Messiah Jesus.  The handiwork of man, ‘images engraven by man’s device’, point to the adversary.  One is living, the other dead.  Choose ye this day, life or death…

Tzitzit

Recall that the word ציצית ‘tsitsit’ means to blossom, as in the flowers of Spring:

“One of the threads, of the tzitzith, should be the color of tekhelet, which is a blue-green dye made from a specific aquatic animal, the Chalizon.

The commentators call the Chalizon a `fish’ since it lives in the water. It appears, though, that the Chalizon is not a normal `fish,’ but has a shell and is actually a type of snail.”


“Menachoth 43b It was taught: R. Meir used to say, Why is blue specified from all the other colours [for this precept]? Because blue resembles the color of the sea, and the sea resembles the color of the sky, and the sky resembles the color of [a sapphire, and a sapphire resembles the color of] the Throne of Glory, as it is said, And there was under his feet as it were a paved work of sapphire stone, and it is also written, The likeness of a throne as the appearance of a sapphire stone.

Menachoth 44a ‘The Chalizon resembles the sea in its color, and in shape it resembles a fish; it appears once in seventy years, and with its blood one dyes the blue thread; and therefore it is so expensive.

The Torah tells us that the tzitzith are to be on the four corners:
Devarim (Deuteronomy) 22:12 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four corners of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest [thyself].

What is interesting is that the Hebrew word for corners, (kanfot), is the same Hebrew word translated as wings in:
Shemot (Exodus) 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and [how] I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

Malachi 4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”

Grabbing the tzitzit of Messiah’s garment completes us/perfects us.  The four corners of the earth/four corners of His garment…

The above word is spelled exactly the same as תכלת ‘tekhelet’/ציצית ‘tsitsit’ with the addition of a י ‘yod.’  The letter י ‘yod’ represents the hand, so it can be seen that the hand grabbing the ציצית ‘tsitsit’ of His garment brings perfection/completion.  This connects again to the cross.  On the cross, the last words of Messiah were ‘it is finished’.  In Hebrew, the word for finished/complete is also the same as the word for bride.  Where does the bride dwell?  Under the shadow of the wings of her husband (Ruth 3:9).

Zec 8:23  So says Jehovah of Hosts: In those days ten men out of all languages of the nations shall take hold, and will seize the skirt of a man, a Jew, saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.

We are to take a hold of Messiah’s garments.  Not Judaism.  The above verse is not a prophecy of the gentiles turning to Judaism, but a prophecy linking back to Malachi 4 and the Sun of Righteousness.

ציצית ‘tsitsit’, Lamb, Dew,  Heavens connection

The four corners of the heavens from which God will gather all Israel (Isaiah 11:12; Jeremiah 49:36; Matthew 24:31) are pictured by the corners of the טלית ‘tallit’ (a traditional Jewish garb).  The word טלית ‘tallit’ is not used in the Scriptures but traces back to the word טל ‘tal’ which means a covering.

Notice the connection to the heavens, which is described as a garment.

טיל ‘tayil’ has the exact same meaning as רקיע ‘raqiya’ which means expanse/firmament.

Rev 7:14  And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are those coming out of the great tribulation; and they washed their robes and whitened them in the blood of the Lamb.
Rev 7:15  Because of this they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His sanctuary. And He sitting on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them. 

Notice the above connection between the garments of the righteous being washed in the blood of the Lamb and being those who dwell under the shadow of His wings.

What is the word for Lamb?  טלא ‘taleh’ which means to be covered (in spots).

Looking at the spotted hide of the lamb connects to the stars of the ‘garment’ of heaven and the spots of light inside the ancient nomad’s tent.  The four corners of the heavens that link to the four corners of our garments and the ציצית ‘tsitsit’ that hang therefrom, connect to the four corners of the tent.  The nails in the four corners of the tent connect to the nails that pierced the hands and feet of the Messiah where the blood came forth linking to the living waters as seen above in the Hebrew word כר ‘kar’.  Amazingly, the word כר ‘kar,’ from whence the word for wellspring/fountain derives, means a ‘hollow hand’ which is also another word for lamb.

Furthermore, the hands of Messiah are linked to the four corners of the heavens through the walls of New Jerusalem.  Isaiah 49:15-16 says that Israel is carved on the palms of his hands which links to the 12 walls of New Jerusalem, Revelation 21:12-27.  The lines of the human hands where the fingers bend show these 12 walls.  In the Temple during Solomon’s days, flowers were carved into the walls of the Temple.  The Hebrew word for these flowers is צוץ ‘tsuts’ which is the root of ציצית ‘tzitzit’ (1Kings 6:18).

The Letter ה

The Hebrew letter ה ‘heh’ is equivalent to the number 5 and links to the current study.

Outstretched Arms

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?”
Isaiah 53:1 (the Arm of the LORD = the Angel of the LORD…)
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. 

Albert Barnes commentary Joh 12:41 –
When he saw his glory – Isa_6:1-10. Isaiah saw the Lord (in Hebrew, יהוה  Yahweh) sitting on a throne and surrounded with the seraphim. This is perhaps the only instance in the Bible in which Yahweh is said to have been seen by man, and for this the Jews affirm that Isaiah was put to death. God had said Exo_33:20, “No man shall see me and live;” and as Isaiah affirmed that he had seen Yahweh, the Jews, for that and other reasons, put him to death by sawing him asunder. See Introduction to Isaiah, Section 2.
By his glory is meant the manifestation of him – the Shechinah, or visible cloud that was a representation of God, and that rested over the mercy-seat. This was regarded as equivalent to seeing God, and John here expressly applies this to the Lord Jesus Christ
John affirms that it was the glory of the Messiah that Isaiah saw, and yet Isaiah affirms that it was Yahweh; and from this the inference is irresistible that John regarded Jesus as the Yahweh whom Isaiah saw.”

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 Angel of the LORD
Mal 3:1  Behold, I am sending My messenger, and He will clear the way before Me. And the Lord whom you are seeking shall suddenly come to His temple, even the Angel of the Covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He comes, says Jehovah of Hosts.

Isa 63:9  In all their affliction, He was not a foe; and the Angel of his Face saved them. In His love and in His pity He redeemed them. And He bore them up, and lifted them up all the days of old.

Psa 42:5  O my soul, why are you cast down and moan within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet thank Him for the salvation of His presence (ישועה ‘yeshuah’ of His Face…ישועה  ‘yeshuah,’ is the source of the name Jesus).

Psa 42:5 (42:6) מה־תשׁתוחחי נפשׁי ותהמי עלי הוחילי לאלהים כי־עוד אודנו ישׁועות פניו׃

The Angel of the LORD is likened unto the right hand/arm of the LORD

Act 7:35  This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush (Exodus 3:2).
Act 7:36  He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
Act 7:37  This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
Act 7:38  This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
Deu 33:2  And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

Isa 63:5  And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation
Isa 63:6  And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
Isa 63:7  I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
Isa 63:8  For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
Isa 63:9  In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
ISA 12:2
Gen 48:16  The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
Jdg 2:1  And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
Exo 15:6  Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
Wis 18:15  Thine Almighty word leaped down from heaven out of thy royal throne, as a fierce man of war into the midst of a land of destruction,
Psa 17:7  Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.
Psa 44:3  For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
Psa 98:1  <A Psalm.> O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
Psa 98:2  The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
Psa 98:3  He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Isa 52:10  The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Isa 53:1  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
Psa 110:1  <A Psalm of David.> The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The Arm of God and the human arm

Job 19:26  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

The Messiah, the Word, is likened to the Arm of God (Isaiah 53:1).  The bones of the human arm and hand are a picture of the Word. The Messiah is specifically described as the ‘Hand’ of God (Psalm 118:14-16; Isaiah 48:13; Acts 5:31 etc.). The human hand consists of 27 bones which correspond to the 27 books of the New Testament. These bones are divided into 3 parts. 5 metacarpal bones of the palm corresponding to the Gospels & Revelation. 14 bones of the fingers corresponding to the epistles of Paul and 8 bones in the wrist corresponding to the epistles of the other Apostles…



The hand is connected to the three bones of the Arm (Isaiah 40:10; 63:5-8; Psalm 44:3; Deuteronomy 33:2 etc.) which correspond to the Torah, Prophets & Writings. The arm connects to the shoulder of which we are yoked to the Most High (Matthew 11:30), walking in one consent (Zephaniah 3:9).

 


In short, the 27 bones of the hand connect to 3 bones in the arm which equals 30.  30 bones in each arm and hand add up to 60.  This is amazing as the arms connect to the shoulders which consist of the 2 shoulder bones themselves that are connected to 2 clavicles and 2 scapulas which = 6.  60+6= 66…the exact number of books in the Bible!

Deu 9:10  and Jehovah gave to me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them was written according to all the Words which Jehovah spoke with you in the mountain, out of the midst of the fire, in the day of the assembly;
Salvation pictured through the hand of Moses

Exo 4:6  And Jehovah said to him again, Now put your hand into your bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom, and he brought it out, and, behold, his hand was leprous like snow.
Exo 4:7  And He said, Put your hand back into your bosom. And he put his hand back into his bosom, and he brought it out from his bosom; and, behold, it had returned like his flesh!

Jesus=the Right Hand…He came from the Bosom of the Father, took on our sins (leprosy) returned to the Father and will come again, this time without sin (Hebrews 9:28).

Lines drawn into hand
Isa 49:15  Can a woman forget her suckling child, from pitying the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will surely not forget you.
Isa 49:16  Behold, I have carved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are always before Me.

WALLS=Lines on Hands
Rev 21:12  and having a great and high wall, having twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates and names having been inscribed, which are of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
Rev 21:13  From the east, three gates; from the north, three gates; from the south, three gates; and from the west, three gates.
Rev 21:14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 21:15  And he speaking with me had a golden reed, that he may measure the city, and its gates, and its wall.
Rev 21:16  And the city lies four cornered, even its length as much as the width also. And he measured the city with the reed at twelve thousand stadia; its length and width and height are equal.
Rev 21:17  And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty four cubits, a measure of a man, which is of an angel.
Rev 21:18  And the structure of its wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like pure glass.
Rev 21:19  And the foundation of the wall of the city having been adorned with every precious stone: The first foundation, jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
Rev 21:20  the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, hyacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
Rev 21:21  And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; respectively each one of the gates was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as transparent glass.
Rev 21:22  And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, even the Lamb.
Rev 21:23  And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they might shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it, even its lamp is the Lamb.
Rev 21:24  And the nations of the ones saved will walk in its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
Rev 21:25  And its gates may not at all be shut by day, for no night will be there.
Rev 21:26  And they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.
Rev 21:27  And all profaning may not at all enter into it, or any making an abomination or a lie; but only the ones having been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb. 

The Angel of the LORD is connected with the Captain of God’s army.  Jesus is the Captain of our Salvation.

Jos 5:13  And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
Jos 5:14  And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
Jos 5:15  And the captain
(sar) of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.
Isa 55:4  Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
Exo 3:2  And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
Exo 3:6  Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
Exo 3:5  And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Heb 2:10  For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Number 5 & Grace

E.W. Bullinger – Number in Scripture

“Five is four plus one (4+1). We have had hitherto the three persons of the Godhead, and their manifestation in creation. Now we have a further revelation of a People called out from mankind, redeemed and saved, to walk with God from earth to heaven. Hence, Redemption follows creation. Inasmuch as in consequence of the fall of man creation came under the curse and was “made subject to vanity,” therefore man and creation must be redeemed. Thus we have:
1. Father
2. Son
3. Spirit
4. Creation
5. RedemptionThese are the five great mysteries, and five is therefore the number of GRACE”

ה – Life

The Letter ‘heh’ is linked to breath, and therefore to life. The pronunciation of the letter ה ‘heh’ is the exhaling of breath. This is where life comes from (Genesis 2:7; 7:22).

This breath comes from Messiah.

Psa 33:6 Through the Word of Jehovah the heavens were made; and all their host were made by the breath of His mouth.

Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.
Joh 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men;
Lam 4:20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of Jehovah, was captured in their pits; of whom we said, In His shadow we will live among the nations.  

Lamentations is referring to Messiah Yahweh (Christ the LORD).


Literally =Messiah יהוה ‘Yahweh’

This is further seen by examining the Septuagint and cross referencing it to the New Testament.
χριστος κυριος (Christos Kurios) Lamentations 4:20

Lam 4:20  Πνεῦμα προσώπου ἡμῶν χριστὸς κυρίου συνελήμφθη ἐν ταῖς διαφθοραῖς αὐτῶν, οὗ εἴπαμεν Ἐν τῇ σκιᾷ αὐτοῦ ζησόμεθα ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν.

This phrase is used one other time in the Holy Scriptures.

Luk 2:11  because today a Savior, who is Christ the Lord, was born to you in the city of David.
Luk 2:11  ὅτι ἐτέχθη ὑμῖν σήμερον σωτὴρ, ὅς ἐστι Χριστὸς Κύριος, ἐν πόλει Δαυΐδ.

It is in His shadow that we live (Lamentations 4:20). If we leave the shadow of His Wings, and turn away from His face we die.

Psa 104:29 You hide Your face, and they are troubled; You gather their breath, and they expire and return to their dust.
Psa 104:30 You send out Your Spirit, and they are created; and You renew the face of the earth.

His Word is Grace
Psa 119:29  Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.

Septuagint (LXX)
Psa 119:29  (118:29) ὁδὸν ἀδικίας ἀπόστησον ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ καὶ τῷ νόμῳ σου ἐλέησόν με.
Psa 119:29  Remove from me the way of iniquity; and be merciful to me by Your law.

Paul speaks of the TaNaKH as the Word of His grace


Act 20:32  And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance {Deuteronomy 33:2} among all them which are sanctified {Deuteronomy 28:9; John 17:17}.
Deu 33:2  And he said: Jehovah came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir for them; He shone forth from Mount Paran, and He came from the myriads of holy ones. At his right hand a law of fire went forth to them.
Deu 33:3  Yes, He loves the peoples; all His holy ones are in Your hand; and they sit down at Your feet; He lifts up each at Your Words.
Deu 33:4 Moses has commanded a Law to us, an inheritance for the congregation of Jacob.

Those sanctified
Deu 28:9  Jehovah shall establish you a holy (sanctified) people to Himself, as He has sworn to you, if you shall keep the commands of Jehovah your God and welcome His ways.
Joh 17:17  Sanctify them in Your Truth; Your Word is Truth.
Pro 1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Pro 1:8  My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Pro 1:9  For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Pro 3:1  My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
Pro 3:2  For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Pro 3:3  Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
Pro 3:4  So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Pro 4:1  Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
Pro 4:2  For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
Pro 4:3  For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
Pro 4:4  He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Pro 4:5  Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Pro 4:6  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
Pro 4:7  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Pro 4:8  Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
Pro 4:9  She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Torah, Grace, Dew

Torah and Grace are also connected via the word Dew

Manna=Jesus according to John 6…Jesus=the Word

Exo 16:13  And it happened in the evening: the quail came up and covered the camp. And in the morning a layer of dew was around the camp.
Num 11:9  And when the dew came down on the camp by night, the manna came down on it.
Deu 32:2  My doctrine shall drop as the rain; my speech shall drop down as the dew, as the small rain on the tender plant, and as the showers on the grass;
Pro 19:12  The king’s wrath is like a lion’s roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Camp – Grace connection

Gen 9:27  God shall enlarge Japheth, and He shall live in the tents of Shem, and Canaan shall be their slave. 

Grammatically, ‘He’ is speaking of God.  God shall dwell in the tents of Shem, this is the meaning of the word grace

Grace chen

Grace literally means the camp of the family.  Israel in the wilderness, dwelling in camps with the Glory of God in their midst is the perfect definition of Grace.

Grace 2

This is what grace looks like:
large-map-israel-wilderness-camp-after-leaving-egypt

How is the Kingdom of Heaven going to be set up?
Rev 21:10  And he carried me in spirit onto a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, holy Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God,
Rev 21:11  having the glory of God. And its light was like a very precious stone, as a jasper stone, being clear as crystal,
Rev 21:12  and having a great and high wall, having twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates and names having been inscribed, which are of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
Rev 21:13  From the east, three gates; from the north, three gates; from the south, three gates; and from the west, three gates.
Rev 21:14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Redemption & Freedom

Israel left Egypt (a picture of redemption) in ranks of five

Exo 13:18 But God made the people turn toward the way of the wilderness, to the Sea of Reeds. And the sons of Israel went up armed (חמשׁ ‘chamush’) from the land of Egypt.
 
We are set free to serve God

1Pe 2:16  as free, and not having freedom as a cover of evil, but as slaves of God;

Why was Israel delivered from Egypt?

Psa 105:42  For He remembered His holy Word and His servant Abraham;
Psa 105:43  and He brought His people out with joy; His elect with gladness.
Psa 105:44  And He gave to them the lands of the nations; and they inherited the labor of the peoples;
Psa 105:45  so that they might observe His statutes and keep His laws. HalleluYah!

Grace – Freedom connection

H2600  חנּם chinnâm
BDB Definition:
1) freely, for nothing, without cause

חנּם ‘chinnam’ comes from the root חן ‘chen’ which means grace.

Another word for Freedom/Liberty in Hebrew comes from דרר ‘darar.’  The root of this word is:

dor freedom

free darar

It is interesting that one of the words for freedom in Hebrew means free flowing.  This is the meaning of the word Jubilee (50 years).  It is in the Jubilee that we are brought back to our family and our possessions.  This was the task of the Messiah, to bring mankind back to the House.   The first letter of the Scriptures is a bet.  In Torah scrolls that ב ‘bet’ is enlarged to draw our attention to the importance of the House.  Creation started as a House for the LORD to dwell with His creation and in the end the New Jerusalem be established on earth so that God can dwell with His creation.  This is the meaning of grace.

Numerical value of חן ‘chen’

חן Chen = 58

Lev 17:11  For the life of the flesh is in the blood {בדם הוא ‘b’dam hu’}, and I have given it to you on the altar, to atone for your souls; for it is the blood which makes atonement for the soul.

בדם הוא ‘b’dam hu’…literally in His blood.  This phrase = 58

in his blood

It is only through faith in the blood of the Lamb that we can find His grace.  It is through the blood of the Lamb of God that we enter into covenant with the Most High and are brought into the camp of the righteous.  The gates of the righteous are opened (Psalm 118:20) so that we can enter in through the door of the sheepfold who is the Messiah (John 10:7).

The name Noah = 58

noah

Noah comes from the word נוח ‘nuach’ meaning rest.

nuach

נוח ‘nuach’ comes from the root:

nach

נוח ‘nuach’  is first used in reference to the Garden of Eden.

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 is the picture that Psalm 23 paints.  The end of the exile where the Good Shepherd leads us to the still waters.  The pictograph meaning of this word (נוח ‘nuach’) also can mean the seed inside the walls as in His people in the camp.

The garden = 58

the garden 58

The kingdom, His rest, His נוח ‘nuach’ is the garden of Eden restored.

Clover

St. Patrick’s Day heralds in the Spring and is closely related in theme to this current study.  One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. This stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.

The word ‘shamrock’ comes from the 1570s, from the Irish word ‘seamrog’ which is a diminutive of ‘seamar’ which means clover.

The English word ‘clover’ comes from the Old English ‘clafre’ and is related to the Western Germanic word ‘klaiwaz’ which means a ‘sticky pap.’  Anatoly Liberman in his book Analytic Dictionary of English Etymology suggests that the ‘sticky juice of clover was the base of the most popular sort of honey.’

This is interesting to note because the word clover ultimately traces back to the Hebrew word חלבנה ‘chalvanah’ which is the sticky ‘gum’ used in antiquity as glue, translated as ‘galbanum’ in Scripture (Exodus 30:34).  חלבנה ‘chalvanah’ comes from the root חלב ‘chelev’ which means fat or milk.

To ‘be in clover’ meant to live luxiously as ‘clover was extremely delicious and fattening to cattle.’

The English word ‘gum’ comes from the Hebrew גם ‘gam.’


The Hebrew letter ג ‘gimel’ originally was pronounced as ‘gam.’  גמל ‘gimel’ has the numerical value of 3, like the clover.

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible pg 22

 

This links back to baptism, as seen above, as the meaning of collecting at the waters.  To further illustrate this, the word אגם ‘agam’, which comes from the root גם ‘gam’ is translated as pool in English, just as מקוה ‘miqveh’ (baptism) is.


Amazingly, the account of Moses being drawn out of the waters after being hidden for 3 months is linked to this word.

Exo 2:3  And she was not able to hide him any longer, and she took a basket for him made of papyrus (גמא ‘gome’ from the root גם ‘gam’), and she daubed it with bitumen and with pitch. And she put the child in it, and placed it in the reeds by the lip of the Nile.
 
The Hebrew letter ג ‘gimmel/gam’ is a pictograph of a foot but also represents a camel.



The Holy Scriptures link the camel to the gathering of the waters:

Gen 24:11  And he made the camels kneel {ברך ‘berakh’} outside the city, by a well of water at the time of the evening, the time that women go out to draw.

In Hebrew this word is ברך ‘barakh’ which connects with the word gamal/miqveh through the English word ‘pool.’  The word pool is translated from 3 different Hebrew words.  אגם ‘agam,’ מקוה  ‘miqveh,’ and ברכה ‘berakah.’

This word comes from the root:


Notice that the parent root of this word is בר ‘bar.’  This is the word for Son (Psalm 2:12).  It is also the root for the word for soap.


Washing of the body, as well as washing of the clothing points to Messiah.  At Mt. Sinai, Israel was to was their clothing and be ready for the 3rd day when they would meet God (Exodus 19:10).  Interestingly, the human body was designed to bathe with soap every 2-3 days.

The word above, בר ‘bar,’ is translated as son in Psalm 2:12; Proverbs 31:2 & Daniel 3:25, and is used in reference to the Word in Psalm 19:8.  The link here is clear.  The need for the body & our clothing to bathe in water and soap is a picture of man needing to be covered in the garments of the Word/Jesus.

Psa 24:3  Who shall go up into the hill of Jehovah? And who shall rise in His holy place?
Psa 24:4  He who has clean hands and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul to vanity and has not sworn deceit.
Psa 24:5  He shall lift up the blessing
(ברכה ‘berakah’) from Jehovah, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
 
What is the blessing?

Psa 133:3  like the dew of Hermon coming down on the mountains of Zion; for there Jehovah commanded the blessing: life till everlasting.
Act 3:25  You are sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God appointed our fathers, saying to Abraham, “Even in your Seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.“ Gen. 22:18
Act 3:26  Having raised up His child Jesus, God sent Him first to you, blessing you in turning away each one from your iniquities.
 
This blessing is seen in the natural realm, as described in the book of Hebrews, pointing back to the 3rd day of creation.

Heb 6:7  (For the earth drinking in the rain often coming upon it, and producing vegetation suitable for those for whom it is also worked, receives blessing from God;
Heb 6:8  “but bearing thorns and thistles,” it is deemed unfit and near a curse, of which the end is for burning.)
Gen. 3:17, 18

Being clothed with His righteousness is linked with the earth springing forth plants

Isa 61:10  Rejoicing I will rejoice inJehovah . My soul shall be joyful in my God. For He clothed me with garments of salvation; He put on me the robe of righteousness, even as a bridegroom dons as a priest his head-dress, and as a bride wears her ornaments.
Isa 61:11  For as the earth comes out with her buds, and as a garden causes that which is sown to grow, so the Lord
Jehovah will make righteousness and praise to grow before all the nations.


Back to the letter ג ‘gimmel’…

The letter gimmel points to completion, just as the number 3 through does.

Psa 57:2  I will cry to God Most High, to God who works (גמר ‘gamar’=perfects) for me.
Psa 138:8  Jehovah will perfect His work in me; O Jehovah, Your mercy endures forever; You will not forsake the works of Your hands.
 
This concept of working to perfection through God’s Word/Image being formed in us is seen further in:

2Ti 3:16  All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,
2Ti 3:17  so that the man of God may be perfected, being fully furnished for every good work.

“The גימל gimmel, is cognate to גמל gamol, which means to nourish until completely ripe, as in ויגמל שקדים, it produced mature almonds (Numbers 17:23).  Of Isaac, the Torah states: The child grew, ויגמל, and was weaned (Genesis 21:8); there gamol refers to the development of an infant to the point that it can live without it’s mother’s nursing.”  The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet pg 71

This concept of maturity being linked with being weaned is further seen in the book of Hebrews.

Heb 5:12  For indeed because of the time you are due to be teachers, yet you need to have someone to teach you again the rudiments of the beginning of the Words of God, and you came to be having need of milk, and not of solid food;
Heb 5:13  for everyone partaking of milk is without experience in the Word of Righteousness, for he is an infant.
Heb 5:14  But solid food is for those full grown, having exercised the faculties through habit, for distinction of both good and bad.

Heb 6:1  Because of this, having left the discourse of the beginning of Christ, let us be borne on to full growth, not laying down again a foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Heb 6:2  of baptisms, of doctrine, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of dead ones, and of eternal judgment.
Heb 6:3  And this we will do, if indeed God permits.
Heb 6:4  For it is impossible for those once having been enlightened, and having tasted of the heavenly gift, and becoming sharers of the Holy Spirit,
Heb 6:5  and tasting the good Word of God, and the works of power of a coming age,
Heb 6:6  and having fallen away, it is impossible for them again to renew to repentance, crucifying again for themselves the Son of God, and putting Him to open shame.

 
Notice that Paul links this concept of maturity with the springing forth of plants and fruit.

Heb 6:7  (For the earth drinking in the rain often coming upon it, and producing vegetation suitable for those for whom it is also worked, receives blessing from God;
Heb 6:8  “but bearing thorns and thistles,” it is deemed unfit and near a curse, of which the end is for burning.)
Gen. 3:17, 18
To further show this connection, the word for ‘complete/mature’ is:

כל ‘kol’ is the source for the English word ‘cell.’  This is a fascinating connection as it is the ribosomes which read the amino acids (22 letters) which makes proteins that form our cells.

The word ribosome comes from ribose which is a ‘sugar’ that is formed from ‘gum arabic.’

“GUM, sticky resin, was first produced from lakeside plants, thus from אגם, lake, pond.  This material was later replaced by the rubber plant, but the GUM name stuck.” (E-Word pg 518)  גמא ‘gome’ is the source of the word ‘papyrus’ which is the source for paper and Bible.

In the Scriptures, gum comes forth from חלבנה ‘chalvanah.’  Recall that clover/shamrock trace back to this Hebrew word.  This is translated as ‘galbanum’ as in Exodus 30:34.

חלבנה ‘chalvanah’ comes from the root חלב ‘chalav’ which means the fat or choicest part.  The job of ribosomes in the cell (The English word cell comes from כל ‘kol’) is to ‘read’ the 22 amino acids in order to form proteins.  Milk is a high source of protein that is fundamental in growth of children.
The Hebrew word for food comes from כל ‘kol’:

On the 3rd day the plants, trees and fruit appeared which became food for man.

Gen 1:30  And to every beast of the earth, and to all birds of the heavens, and to every creeper on the earth which has in it a living soul, every green plant is for food. And it was so.
Gen 2:9  And out of the ground Jehovah God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food. The Tree of Life was also in the middle of the garden; also the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

It is interesting that when Isaac was weaned (found mature) there was then a feast (Genesis 21:8).  If Isaac was 3 years old, that would connect to the birth of the ‘manchild’ of Revelation 12 & Isaiah 66:7-8, who partakes of the Wedding Supper 3 1/2 years after.  Isaac is further linked to the manchild through Psalm 126.  When the captivity is ended, our mouths will be full of laughter (שׂחוק ‘sechoq’ – same root as יצחק ‘Isaac’), Sarah’s barren womb is a picture of Zion (Isaiah 49:13-23; 54:1-3; 66:7-11).  It is believed that Isaac was born at Passover which would link to the ‘manchild’ in Revelation 12 who flees to the wilderness for 3 1/2 years.  Subtracting 3 1/2 years from the Fall Feasts which are a picture of Messiah’s return, brings one to the time of Passover.

The Hebrew word ‘ha’Pesach’ (the Passover) has the numerical value of 153.


This is equivalent to the phrase sons of God, the manchild.


The scientific name of Clover is trifolium or trefoil from the Latin tres, “three”, and folium, “leaf” which is represented by the symbol of the triquetra which has been used to represent the Trinity.

1Jn 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1Jn 5:5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1Jn 5:6  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
1Jn 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1Jn 5:8  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

The triquetra symbol is composed of three ‘almond-shaped’ icthyi (fish), each with a height to width ratio of 1.73205, which is the square root of three. This ratio gave rise to the number 153 (the complete mathematical ratio being 265:153, the ratio of whole numbers under 1000, which approximated the square root of 3.) 153 is the number of fish Jesus caught in the Gospel of John 21:11.

Joh 21:5  Then Jesus said to them, Children, do you not have anything to eat? They answered Him, No.
Joh 21:6  And He said to them, Cast the net into the right side of the boat and you will find.
Joh 21:7  Then they cast, and they no longer had the strength to draw, from the multitude of the fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord. Then hearing that it is the Lord, Simon Peter girded on his coat (for he was naked) and threw himself into the sea.
Joh 21:8  And the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, only about two hundred cubits, dragging the net of the fish.
Joh 21:9  Then when they went up on the land, they saw a coal fire lying, and a fish lying on it, and bread.
Joh 21:10  Jesus said to them, Bring from the little fish which you caught now.
Joh 21:11  Simon Peter went up and dragged the net onto the land, full of big fish, a hundred and fifty three. And though being so many, the net was not torn.

153 represents the Sons of God as  בני־האלהים ‘bnai ha’elohim’ has the numerical value of 153. This is what it all comes down to.  Being sons of God through faith in Messiah, being ‘reborn’ into His image.  Or being ‘sons of god’ through the tree of knowledge, being ‘reborn’ into the image of the beast.  This is the theme of St. Patrick’s day, a mixture of good and evil.

Notice that the triquetra symbol forms 666, a man made symbol vs. the clover which is a creation of God that He causes to spring up each Spring.  This is the essence of the Tree of Life vs. the tree of knowledge.  The Truth of the Word vs. the corruption of good and evil in man.

Leaves

The word פרח ‘parach,’ which is linked with the etymology of Spring, means the budding of a flower or tree.  It is a picture of the resurrection from the dead.

The life cycle of the leaves on the trees each year display Shadows of Messiah.  The green leaves that come out on the tree (life from dead) represent the firstfruits of Messiah with Messiah being the firstfruit.  The various colors during the autumn portray mankind and the great harvest.  The changing of colors in the leaves in the Autumn remind us of death which shall surely come but there is hope in Messiah that through faith in His work on the cross we might be resurrected and delivered from death.  The green leaves that “resurrect” during Spring are a foreshadowing of this resurrection and reminds us that trusting in God and His Word is our only hope.

Jer 17:7  Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.
Jer 17:8  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

The Hebrew word for leaf is עלה ‘aleh’ which literally means the lifting up of the yoke to place it on the shoulder.  Leaves are related to this “lifting up” as they are lifted high up in a tree.  The root of עלה ‘aleh’ is על ‘al’ which is the Hebrew word for yoke, in particular the yoke being lifted up and placed on the shoulder for work.  We can take upon us the yoke of Messiah and trust in His work (Matthew 11:28-30) or we can try to obtain salvation by our own works in which we will fade away and die in our sins (John 8:24; Acts 15:10; Romans 2:12).


Another Hebrew word for leaves is עפי ‘aphi’ which comes from the root עף ‘aph’ which means the covering wings of a bird.  The leaves of a tree are its ‘covering.’



Seen above, the door is associated with the resurrection.  The Hebrew word for door (דלת ‘dalet’) also mean leaves as in that which hangs from the branches of a tree.

The voice of the Shepherd resurrects the dead.  In Hebrew, the word for the voice of the Shepherd is קל ‘qol.’  קל ‘qol’ is the root of the word קלע ‘qala’ which is yet another Hebrew word for leaves.  Pictographically, קלע ‘qala’ means to see (ע – eye) the voice of the Shepherd (קל ‘qol’), the resurrection.

As mentioned above, the voice of the Shepherd is associated with the Fibonacci spiral.  This is interesting to note as the Hebrew words שבל ‘shibol’ and שבלת ‘shibolet’ have the meaning of the branches of a tree or ears of grain.  The Hebrew word for snail is שבלול ‘shiblul’ which comes from this root word שבל ‘shibol.’  The snail is a perfect depiction of the Fibonacci spiral.

The Snail and the Golden Ratio

Another Hebrew word for leaf is צלע ‘tsela’ which means the side of a thing and comes from the root word צל ‘tsel’ which means shadow or shade.  The connection to leaves and shade is easy to see in nature, connecting back to the word עף ‘aph’ which means the wings which overshadow that which abides underneath of them.  צלע ‘tsela’ connects to Adam’s rib (fifth rib) from whence came his bride (a picture of Messiah’s bride) and Jacob’s wrestlings which caused him become Israel, the one who overcomes with God.  This wrestling match caused Jacob to limp the rest of his days (Genesis 32:31-32).  This wrestling match is linked to the hope of the resurrection.  More on this below.

Flowers

The word ‘spring’ traces back to the Hebrew word פרח ‘parach’ which means  the bursting of a bud as in a flower.  Flowers are intimately connected to Spring as they begin to grow when the season of Spring approaches and last through the entire season.



The Hebrew word for flower is פרח ‘parach’ which is a combination of the words פר ‘par’ which means fruit and רח ‘rach’ which means scent or aroma.  The fruit that smells…this describes perfectly the flower.  רח is also the root of the word רוח ‘ruach’ which means wind or spirit in Hebrew.  The English word ‘fragrance’ comes from this word פרח as well. In Hebrew, fragrance or aroma is ריח ‘reyach’ which is also from this root רח.

This aroma is speaking of the fruit {פר ‘par} of the Spirit {רח ‘rach}…. or פרח ‘parach.’

2Co 2:14  But thanks be to God, the One always leading us in triumph in Christ, and the One revealing through us the odor of the knowledge of Him in every place.
2Co 2:15  For we are a sweet smell to God because of Christ in those being saved, and in those being lost;
2Co 2:16  to the one, an odor of death unto death, and to the other, an odor of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
2Co 2:17  For we are not as the many, peddling the Word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God. We speak in Christ, in the sight of God.
Eph 5:2  and walk in love, even as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell.

We “smell” like Jesus when we walk in His שם “shem” His name…His Word {Revelation 19:13}…His character

 


Pro 18:10  The name of Jehovah is a tower of strength, the righteous runs into it and is set on high.

The word for tower here is מגדל ‘migdal’ which is speaking of something of great size as the root word גדל ‘gadol’ means great or magnificent.

This word מגדל ‘migdal’ is also translated as flower in the Bible:

Son 5:13  His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

מגדל ‘migdal’ is also translated as pulpit in the book of Nehemiah.  The pulpit from whence Ezra read the Word.

Neh 8:4  And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.
Neh 8:5  And Ezra opened the book to the eyes of all the people, for he was above all the people. And when he opened it, all the people stood up.
Neh 8:6  And Ezra blessed Jehovah , the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, lifting up their hands. And they bowed and worshiped to Jehovah with their noses to the ground.

Notice that everyone bowed at the Word of God.  Keep this in mind as this study progresses.
Both flower and pulpits are raised up.  The word for flower,  פרח ‘parach,’ is also speaking of the bursting of a bud or the breaking out of a chick from the egg.  Both pictures of the resurrection, or being raised up.

It is interesting to note that the tassels on the four corners of the garments of believers were to be of twisted fibers or in Hebrew גדיל ‘gediyl.’


These tassels are called ציצית ‘tzitziyt.’


Flowers and His Righteousness

Mat 6:28  And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not labor nor do they spin,
Mat 6:29  but I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed as one of these.
Mat 6:30  If God so enrobes the grass of the field (which is today, and is thrown into a furnace tomorrow) will He not much rather you, little-faiths?
Mat 6:31  Then do not be anxious, saying, What may we eat? Or, what may we drink? Or, what may clothe us?
Mat 6:32  For after all these things the nations seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Mat 6:34  Then do not be anxious for tomorrow. For the morrow will be anxious of itself. Sufficient to each day is its own trouble.

What is His Righteousness?
Jer 23:5  Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Jer 23:6  In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Isa 45:23  I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Isa 45:24  Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
Isa 45:25  In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
Recall the people bowing at the Name/Word of God when Ezra stood at the pulpit {מגדל ‘migdal’ tower/flower}….

Php 2:9  Because of this also God highly exalted Him and gave Him a name above every name,
Php 2:10  that at the name of Jesus “every knee should bow,” of heavenly ones, and earthly ones, and ones under the earth,
Php 2:11  and “every tongue should confess” that Jesus Christ is “Lord,” to the glory of God the Father. Isa. 45:23
1Co 1:30  But of Him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, both righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
1Co 1:31  so that even as it has been written, “He that glories, let him glory in” the “Lord.” Jer. 9:24
Dan 9:24  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Psa 71:15  My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness and Your salvation all the day; for I do not know the numbers.
1Jn 2:1  My little children, I write these things to you so that you do not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Phi 3:9  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

The fruit of the Spirit is in all righteousness

Eph 5:6  Let no one deceive you with empty words, for through these things the wrath of God comes on the sons of disobedience.
Eph 5:7  Then do not become partakers with them;
Eph 5:8  for you then were darkness, but are now light in the Lord; walk as children of light.
Eph 5:9  For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth,
Eph 5:10  proving what is pleasing to the Lord.
Php 1:9  And this I pray, that your love may yet abound more and more in full knowledge and all perception,
Php 1:10  for you to distinguish the things that differ, that you may be sincere and without blame for the day of Christ,
Php 1:11  being filled with fruits of righteousness through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Flower – light connection

Notice in Ephesians 5:8 that the children of light bear forth the fruit of righteousness.  Both light and fruit are linked to the flower.  The fruit is seen in פרח ‘parach.’  The light is seen in the words נוץ  ‘nootz’ & ניץ ‘niytz’ both which are translated as flower, as in blossoming.  The root of these words is נץ which is speaking of the sparkling colors or light.

Pro 11:30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

The Torah is the Tree of Life/the Word is the Tree of Life, the Word is the Seed.

Luk 8:11  And this is the parable: The seed is the Word of God.
Luk 8:12  And those by the roadside are those who hear, then the Devil comes and takes away the Word from their heart, lest believing they may be saved.
Luk 8:13  And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the Word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of trial draw back.
Luk 8:14  And those falling in the thorn bushes, these are those hearing, but under cares and riches and pleasures of life, moving along, they are choked, and do not bear to maturity.
Luk 8:15  And those in the good ground, these are the ones who in a right and good heart, hearing the Word, they hold it and bear fruit in patience.

Immediately after describing the Seed/Word, Jesus shows that fruit=works=light.  The menorah is a picture of the Tree of Life…the Olive Tree of Romans 11.

Luk 8:16  But no one lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it underneath a couch, but sets it on a lampstand, that those coming in may see the light.
Jer 11:16  Jehovah called your name, a green olive tree, fair, with fine fruit. With the sound of a great roaring, He has set fire to it, and its branches are worthless.

The Hebrew word for ‘fine’ in Jeremiah 11:16 is תאר ‘toar’ which means a shape, form, outline or figure of a thing.

תאר ‘toar’ is a cognate of the word תורה ‘torah’ which literally means instruction which defines the border of a people or the ‘image’ of a people.

Heb 1:3  who being the shining splendor of His glory, and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, having made purification of our sins through Himself, He sat down on the right of the Majesty on high, Psa. 110:1
Php 1:11  being filled with fruits of righteousness through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Daffodils

Daffodils are one of the first plants to spring forth at the end of winter as Spring comes upon the earth.  Spring is a picture of the resurrection from the dead so it is appropriate that the shadow picture embedded within the daffodil displays the same picture.

The daffodil’s scientific name is Narcissus, tracing back to the myth of Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water and became so obsessed that he stopped eating, starved and then died.  In the story, the daffodil plant sprang forth from where he died.  Narcissus displays the carnal man who loves himself (2 Timothy 3:2; 2 Peter 2:10) but hates God (Romans 8:5-6).  The only way for us to overcome this carnality is to die and be resurrected into the image of Messiah, displayed by the daffodil.

Narcissus (Νάρκισσος ‘Narkissos’) comes from the Greek word ναρκάω ‘narkao’ which means numb and is the source of the word narcotic.  It is believed that the name is linked to the sedative effects of the alkaloids in the plant, which can also lead to death.  Carnal man is spoken of as being ‘numb’ or ‘dull’ in the Scriptures (Isaiah 29:10-12; Matthew 13:15).

This word ναρκάω ‘narkao’ is used three times in the Septuagint, two of which (Genesis 32:25, 32) speak of the wrestling match between Jacob and the Angel in which Jacob became Israel.  This pictures carnal man being born again.  In Genesis 32:32, ναρκάω ‘narkao’ is used to translate the Hebrew word נשׁה ‘nâsheh.’  This is interesting to note as נשׁה ‘nâsheh’ also means loan or debt and is associated with the sin of Adam and Eve at the tree of knowledge of good and evil in which sin, carnality and death came forth (Romans 5:12).  This heavy burden {καταναρκάω ‘katanarkaō’} (Psalm 38:4) of debt can only be paid by the work of the Messiah on the cross.

Gen 32:32  Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew that shrank {נשׁה ‘nâsheh}.

In Genesis 32:25, ναρκάω ‘narkao’ is translated from the word יקע ‘yâqa‛ which means to dislocate or hang/behead.

Gen 32:25  And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint {יקע ‘yâqa‛}, as he wrestled with him.

The root of יקע ‘yâqa‛ is קע ‘qa’ which means to mark by branding, incision or tattoo.  This word is linked to the mark of the beast which traces back to the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  This ‘mark’ can only be overcome by being born again in Messiah, by being marked with the mark of God.

The third place in the Septuagint that ναρκάω ‘narkao’ is used is in Job 33:19, to translate the Hebrew word איתן ”êythân.’

Job 33:19  He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain {איתן ”êythân}:

איתן ‘eytan’ means strength or mighty and comes from the root תן ‘tan’ which is used in reference to the mighty sea creatures, in particular the dragon (Ezekiel 29:3).

Further displaying this concept of death and resurrection and the tree of knowledge is the etymology of the word daffodil.  The word ‘daffodil’ comes from the Greek word ἀσφόδελος ‘asphodelos’ which the Greek mysteries associate with death and the underworld.  Asphodels were worn by the goddess of the underworld, Persephone, as a crowned garland.

The ancients also believed that asphodels were a remedy for poisonous snake bites and sorcery.  This is significant as the snake, and sorcery theme traces back to the beginning and the tree of knowledge of good and evil in which death, and the carnality of man, originate.  The word for serpent in Genesis 3 is נחש ‘nachash’ which also means divination/sorcery.  Messiah took upon Himself the debt of sin which came about in the beginning due to a serpent in a tree by becoming a “serpent on a tree” (John 3:14-15).

Daffodil & the Resurrection

The form of the daffodil is an incredible picture of the resurrection.  The flower has six petals in the form of a hexagon and a trumpet.  Both the hexagon and trumpet point to the resurrection.

The number six, שש ‘shesh,’ also means linen and white, as in the garments of those resurrected into the image of Messiah’s righteousness.  These garments are linked to plants springing forth from the earth in Spring, of which the daffodil leads.  In some cultures (such as the Kurds and Chinese) the daffodil is a symbol of Spring and the new year.


Isa 61:10  Rejoicing I will rejoice in Jehovah . My soul shall be joyful in my God. For He clothed me with garments of salvation; He put on me the robe of righteousness, even as a bridegroom dons as a priest his head-dress, and as a bride wears her ornaments.
Isa 61:11  For as the earth comes out with her buds, and as a garden causes that which is sown to grow, so the Lord Jehovah will make righteousness and praise to grow before all the nations.
Rev 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Rev 19:8  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Rev 19:9  And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

 

This picture of the number six (hexagon) and the resurrection is also seen in the shadow picture of the snow.  It is fascinating to note that daffodils are one of the few plants that will be seen springing forth through the snow at the end of winter.

The garments of the priest were worn to display that iniquity was not upon them (Exodus 28:43).  The white linen is the righteousness of the saints (Revelation 19:7-9).  What is Righteousness?  It is the Word/Messiah.

Psa 119:172  My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
Isa 51:7  Hear Me, those knowing righteousness, the people of My Law in their heart; do not fear the reproach of man, and do not be bowed from their blasphemings.
2Pe 2:21  For it was better for them not to have recognized the way of righteousness than having recognized it to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
1Jn 2:1  My little children, I write these things to you so that you do not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
His body is clothed in garments of righteousness
Isa 61:10  I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation
, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Rom 13:14  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Gal 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
Psa 71:15  My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness and Your salvation
all the day; for I do not know the numbers.
Psa 71:16  I will come in the strength of the Lord
Jehovah; I will speak of Your righteousness, of Yours alone.
Rom 10:4  For Christ is the end of Law for righteousness to everyone that believes.
1Jn 2:29  If you know that He is righteous, know that everyone doing righteousness has been generated from Him.
Eph 4:24  and to put on the new man, which according to God was created in righteousness and true holiness.
Eph 4:25  Therefore, putting off the false, “speak truth each with his neighbor,” because we are members of one another.
Zech. 8:16

We are made righteous in Him.

2Co 5:21  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Rev 7:13  And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
Rev 7:14  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Rev 19:7  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Rev 19:8  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

The body of Messiah is clothed in garments of righteousness which is further seen in the classification of the daffodil.  Daffodils are divided into 13 divisions as the children of Israel in the wilderness {12 tribes with the Levites (13) in the center}.  The kingdom is divided into 12 (Revelation 21:10-27), with Christ in the center/midst (Revelation 7:17).

Daffodil Trumpet

The daffodil has a ‘corona’ a crown-like structure also referred to as the ‘trumpet’.  The trumpet is blown at the resurrection (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; John 5:25-29; Revelation 1:10) where those who are resurrected from the dead shall rule with Messiah as kings and priests.

Psa 132:9  Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your saints shout for joy.
Psa 132:16  And I will clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall surely shout.

Rev 1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Rev_1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev 5:9  And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Rev_5:10  And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Exo 19:15  And he said to the people, Be ready {כן ‘kun’} for the third day (Hosea 6:2). Do not approach a woman.

Ready= כן ‘kun.’  The Hebrew word כן ‘kun,’ is a picture of the resurrection, of a seed being planted in the ground and springing forth into life.

כן ‘kun’ is the root word for כוהן ‘kohen’ which is the Hebrew word for priest & adorn.

Isa 61:10  Rejoicing I will rejoice in Jehovah. My soul shall be joyful in my God. For He clothed me with garments of salvation {pointing to the resurrection where we will be given body like the Messiah (1 John 3:2) to reign as kings and priests – Psalm 132:9, 16}; He put on me the robe of righteousness, even as a bridegroom dons (כהן ‘kahan’) as a priest his head-dress, and as a bride wears her ornaments.
Isa 61:11  For as the earth comes out with her buds, and as a garden causes that which is sown to grow, so the Lord
Jehovah will make righteousness and praise to grow before all the nations.

For the 3rd day

Hos 6:1  Come and let us return to Jehovah. For He has torn, and He will heal us. He has stricken, and He will bind us up.
Hos 6:2  After two days He will bring us to life. In the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live before Him.
Hos 6:3  Then we shall know, we who follow on to know
Jehovah. His going forth is established as the dawn. And He shall come to us as the rain, as the latter and former rain to the earth. 

The rains are a picture of the 2 comings of Messiah.  The spring feasts point to His first coming, the fall feasts point to His second coming.

Exo 19:16  And on the third day, it being morning, it happened: There were thunders and lightnings, and a heavy cloud on the mountain, and the sound of a ram’s horn, very strong! And all the people in the camp trembled.


Exo 19:17  And Moses caused the people to go up from the camp to meet God. And they took their stand at the lower part of the mountain.
Exo 19:18  And the mountain of Sinai was smoking, all of it, because
Jehovah came down on it in fire. And its smoke went up like the smoke of a furnace; and the mountain quaked exceedingly.
Exo 19:19  And it happened while the sound of the shofar was sounding, and becoming very strong, Moses spoke. And God answered him by a voice.
Exo 19:20  And Jehovah came down on the mountain of Sinai, to the top of the mountain; and Jehovah called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.

It is interesting to note that the English word ‘spring’ also traces back to the Hebrew word שפר ‘shofar’ as the word שפר ‘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.

The trumpets are to be blown on the Feast of Trumpets as a remembrance/memorial.  This is interesting to note as daffodils are grown commercially for modern medicine to produce galantamine, a drug used to fight off Alzheimer’s disease which destroys one’s memory.

Lev 23:24  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial (זכרון ‘zikaron’) of blowing of trumpets , an holy convocation.

It is through the death and resurrection of Jesus that all the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord.

Psa 22:27  All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
Psa 22:28  For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and he is the governor among the nations. 

 Leeks


In Wales, leeks are linked to daffodils.  As with daffodils, leeks spring forth from the earth at the end of winter and early spring.  In the Welsh language, daffodil (‘cenin Pedr’) literally means ‘Peter’s Leek.’  The leek is yet another fascinating shadow picture of the resurrection of the dead through Messiah.  The word ‘leek’ has numerous etymologic paths which all have the meaning of leeks, garlic or onions. 
Ultimately, the word traces back to the Hebrew word לכד ‘lokhad’ which means a trap or lock.  This is an interesting connection to the number 528 mentioned above as 528 points to the “key” which unlocks the door to life.Leeks, onions & garlic all display the picture of Messiah’s death and resurrection.  These plants have been used for centuries to fight off disease.  There are a number of stories of onions and garlic being used during the black plague by being placed in a room to ‘absorb’ germs. This connects to the sacrifice of the Messiah on the cross when He ‘absorbed’ the sins of mankind.
The Hebrew word for onion is בצל ‘betsal.’  בצל ‘betsal’ comes from the root זל which literally means ‘cut’ the ‘shepherd.’ (John 19:34-37).  בצל ‘betsal’ can also mean ‘in His shadow’ or ‘under His wings.’  On the cross Messiah ‘spread out His wings/arms’ and gathered in Himself our sins just as the onions He created as a shadow picture of Himself.
Garlic is similiar to onions in its healing properties.  The word for garlic in Hebrew is שום ‘shum’ which comes from the Hebrew root שם ‘shem’ which means name or breath which is why garlic is called ‘shum’ for its strong odor or ‘breath.’ On the cross, Messiah displayed the name/character of God which is love.  Amazingly, the word for trespass offering, אשם ‘asham,’ comes from this same root, שם ‘shem.’

Isa 53:10  But
Jehovah pleased to crush Him, to make Him sick, so that If He should put His soul as a guilt offering (אשם ‘asham’), He shall see His seed; He shall prolong His days; and the will of Jehovah shall prosper in His hand.

The Hebrew word for leek is חציר ‘chatsiyr’ which comes from the root word חצר ‘chatsar.’  These words are speaking of the grass and plants which grow outside of the city.  חצר ‘chatsar’ also has the meaning of the blowing of trumpets…

 

Tulips

Tulips are another flower which springs forth in the Spring, a picture of the resurrection.  The word tulip comes from the Turkish word ‘tülbent’ which means turban, from the resemblance of the tulip to a turban.  A turban is a covering for the head but can also have the meaning of a mitre for a priest and a diadem for a king {מצנפת ‘mitsnepheth’}.  This is a picture of  those who are resurrected from the dead shall rule with Messiah as kings and priests (Psalm 132:9, 16; Revelation 1:5-6; 5:9-10).

Isa 61:10  I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Isa 61:11  For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

This Scripture portion points to the resurrection where we will be given body like the Messiah (1 John 3:2) to reign as kings and priests (Psalm 132:9, 16; Revelation 1:5-6; 5:9-10).  The word for ‘ornaments’ in Isaiah 61:10 is פּאר ‘pe’êr’ which is also means a turban.

Dandelions

The dandelion is yet another plant that declares that Spring has come.  The dandelion is a fascinating plant that has many different names in many different cultures.  These names tell an intriguing story.

The word ‘dandelion’ comes from the Middle French ‘dent de lion’ which is a translation of the Latin phrase ‘dens leonis’ which means lion‘s tooth.  It is believed this name came as a result of the leaf/blade of the plant.

There are numerous Hebrew words for lion, the most common is אריה ‘aryeh’ or ארי ‘ari’ which comes from the root word רה ‘rah’ which means flowing water.  Recall that Spring is related to the source of watersprings, or flowing water.  This is interesting to note as dandelions are also named for their diuretic qualities.  In French they are called ‘pissenlit’ which means “pee the bed”.  In Italian they are called ‘piscialletto,’ in Catalan ‘pixallits’ and in Spanish ‘meacamas,’ all of which mean to pee.

In Hebrew, the word for piss and the word for waterspring are one and the same:

The first part of the word dandelion (‘dens’/’dent’) meaning tooth has a fascinating connection to this study as well.  The Hebrew word for teeth is שן ‘shin’ which is depicted as the letter ש ‘shin.’  ש ‘shin’ is linked to the resurrection as the letter means teeth but also refers to the function of teeth to consume (death) and the depiction of two teeth {שנה ‘shanah’} meaning to repeat (resurrection).  The Hebrew word for year (which begins in Spring) is שנה ‘shanah,’ referring to the repeating, cyclical nature of the sun moving through its courses.

There are 32 teeth in adults which corresponds to the numerical value of the Hebrew word for heart (לב ‘lev’).  This is interesting to note as another word for lion is לבא ‘leva.’  The Hebrew word for blade (as in the blade of the dandelion from whence comes it name) is להב ‘lehav’ which also comes from the word לב ‘lev.’  The Word of the LORD is the ‘heart’ of God (Psalm 119:32; Isaiah 51:7; Philippians 2:8).

The word לב ‘lev’ is the source of the English words life, and liver, both of which are linked to this time of Spring and the dandelion.  Spring is all about life, of which the dandelion displays by springing from the earth at the end of winter (picture of death).   The dandelion is also a liver cleanser, used for generations as part of Spring tonics.

Teeth are arranged in the jaw in the form of an arch.  This is an interesting fact as the Hebrew word for arch is אילם ‘aylim’ which comes from the root אל ‘el’ meaning strength or power, often translated as God.  When Israel came out of Egypt and crossed the Red Sea, a picture of life from death, they first camped at a place called Elim which means arch {אילם ‘aylim’}.  At Elim there were twelve wells of water and 70 palm trees (Exodus 15:27).  Recall that wells of water are linked to the season of Spring.  There are 12 months in the year {שנה ‘shanah’} which start over again in Spring.

A child has 20 teeth called ‘milk teeth.’  This is yet another connection to the dandelion as numerous cultures have named the dandelion after its milky white substance found in its stem.  The Polish call it ‘mlecz’ which means milk, the Danish ‘mælkebøtte’ which means milk pot, the Hungarians call the dandelion ‘kutyatej’ which means dog milk.  This is interesting to note as the Hebrew word for dog is כלב ‘kelev’ which means “all heart”.

In architecture, the arch is the called the ‘cornerstone.’  Scripture speak of the cornerstone as Messiah (Ephesians 2:20-22; Psalm 118:20-23; Acts 4:10-11; 1 Peter 2:7-8).  The Hebrew word for cornerstone is פינה ‘piynah’ which comes from the root פנה ‘panah’ which means a face, or a turning.  There are 12 hours in the day (John 11:9) which are depicted on the face of the clock.  Dandelions are also known as Faceclocks and Clock Flowers.

The Hebrew word for hour is שעה ‘sha’ah’ which literally pictures a shepherd watching the arch of the sun to determine the day.  The root of this word is שע ‘shah’ which means the shepherd, in particular the shepherd watching over His flock.  Pictographically, this word means see {ע ‘ayin’ – eye} the tooth {ש ‘shin’ – tooth}.

The arch, אילם ‘aylim,’ comes from the same root word as the Elephant which has fascinating connections to this tooth – resurrection connection.

The English word Elephant comes from the Hebrew word אלוף ‘aloof.’  אלוף ‘aloof’ has the meaning of an ox, or any large cattle and training, as in taming animals and a chief.  אלוף ‘aloof’ comes from the root אל ‘el’ which means the strong leader, often translated as ‘God.’ א ‘aleph’ is a picture of an ox head representing strength and ל ‘lamed’ is the shepherd’s staff representing the authority of the shepherd.  Combined this gives the meaning of the strong authority.

אל ‘el’ also represents an ox in a yoke.  In ancient times two oxen would be yoked together.  The older more experienced ox would be teamed up with the younger less experienced ox in order to teach or train up the younger one.  This is seen in the elephant where the young elephant takes hold of the older elephants tail by its trunk.  This is seen in believers who are to be yoked up with Messiah, walking with Him as He trains us into maturity.

Mat 11:29  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, because I am meek and lowly in heart, “and you will find rest to your souls.” Jer. 6:16
Mat 11:30  For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.

Elephants are also known for their incredible strength.  Strength and wisdom are associated in the Scriptures.

Pro 24:5  A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Ecc 7:19  Wisdom makes the wise stronger than ten rulers who are in the city.

In Hebrew, the word for Elephant is פיל ‘peel’ which is the picture of a mouth, hand, and staff.  This describes the Elephant as their trunk (staff) is used as a ‘hand’ as well as a ‘mouth’ as they ‘speak’ through it in trumpet calls.  The trumpet call is likened unto the Voice of Messiah (Revelation 1:10)….

Interestingly, some believe the covering of the Tabernacle (תחש ‘tachash’) was made of elephant skins.  As the Tabernacle moved through the wilderness, the trumpets were sounded (Numbers 10:5-8)…

Further connecting intelligence to the Elephant is the word for ivory in Hebrew שן ‘shen.’  שן ‘shen’ literally means a tooth, but also has the meaning of to repeat or double. Repetition is a teaching method seen in the cycles of creation which repeat year after year. This is why the word שנן ‘shanan’ means to teach and the word for year is שנה ‘shanah.’

It is interesting to note that Solomon, who was a picture of Messiah, had a throne made of ivory (1 Kings 10:18).  The Greek word for ivory is ἐλεφάντινος ‘elephantinos.’

The coming of the King is one of the main themes of Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets which is intimately linked with the shofar/trumpet.  This is also linked with the resurrection of the dead (John 5:26-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).  It is fascinating that elephants are also known for their ability to remember the dead…the dry bones of the deceased. I’ve seen numerous nature programs where elephants return to the place where one of their pack has died to mourn over the bones with loud trumpet blasts…(Ezekiel 37).

1Co 15:51  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
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.

What’s the word for change? שנה ‘shanah’… which also means sleep and is from the above mentioned root שן ‘shen’.

The word ‘trunk’ traces back to the Hebrew word צנור ‘tsenor’ which means a pipe or ‘waterspout.’  Recall that waterspouts are linked to the etymology of the word Spring.

This word is used in the Psalms speaking of a ‘waterspout.’

Psa 42:7  Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.


Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on Psalm 42:7

waterspouts: A water-spout is a large tube formed of clouds by means of the electric fluid, the base being uppermost, and the point let down perpendicularly form the clouds. It has a particular kind of circular motion at the point; and, being hollow within, attracts vast quantities of water, which it frequently pours down in torrents upon the earth. These spouts are frequent on the coast of Syria; and no doubt the Psalmist had often seen them, and the ravages which they made.

As mentioned previously, the trumpet blasts of the elephant are associated with the resurrection of the dead and the voice of Messiah.

Scripture also links to meeting of the Lord in the air when He returns with a whirlwind or ‘water-spout.’

2Ki 2:1  And it happened, when Jehovah was to cause Elijah to go up to Heaven in a tempest, Elijah and Elisha went from Gilgal.

The Hebrew word here for whirlwind/tempest is סערה ‘se’arah’ speaking of a storm.

Psalm 42:7 is linked to the resurrection on a deeper level through its imagery.  The word for deep is תהום ‘tehom’ also means an abyss which is linked to the grave (Revelation 20:13).  The word ‘wave’ is משבר ‘mishbar’ which is speaking of the breaking waves, going back to the root שבר ‘shabar’ which means to break, literally the crushing of a seed hull on the threshing floor (1 Corinthians 15:36–53).  The word ‘billows’ is from גל ‘gal’ which means to roll, or repeat something a second time.  This word is also speaking of a heap of stones placed over a dead body (Joshua 7:26), again linking to death and resurrection.

צנור ‘tsenor’ comes from the root צן ‘tsen’ which is the Hebrew word for a flock of cattle, specifically sheep.

Mat 25:31  But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
Mat 25:32  And before Him shall be gathered all the nations; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Mat 25:33  And indeed He will set the sheep off His right, but the goats off the left hand.
Mat 25:34  Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, the blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

As seen above, the younger elephant taking hold of the more mature elephant is a picture of the Teacher – disciple relationship believers have with Messiah.

The English word tail comes from תלל ‘talal’ which is linked to the tassels on the corners of the garments of believers.  תל ‘tal’ means to hang down and related to the word טלל ‘talal’ which means to cover a large area.

The four corners of the heavens from which God will gather all Israel (Isaiah 11:12; Jeremiah 49:36; Matthew 24:31) are pictured by the corners of the טלית ‘tallit.’  The word טלית ‘tallit’ is not used in the Scriptures but traces back to the word טל ‘tal’ which means a covering.



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.

Zec 8:23  So says Jehovah of Hosts: In those days ten men out of all languages of the nations shall take hold, and will seize the skirt of a man, a Jew, saying, Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.

Another word for lamb in Hebrew is טלה ‘taleh’ which means to be covered in spots, again linking elephants and sheep.

Yet another word in Hebrew for a sheep or lamb is כר ‘kar’ which is speaking of the ‘hollow hump’ of a camel or a sheep in a pasture in a hollow.  Interestingly, this word כר ‘kar’ is the source of the English word ‘car’ speaking of transportation.  This is also the word for a riding compartment on elephants used by the ancients.

Isa 66:20  And they shall bring all your brothers out of all nations, an offering to Jehovah, on horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and on mules, and on camels (כרכרה ‘karkarah’ from the root כר ‘kar’) , to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says Jehovah; as the sons of Israel bring the offering in a clean vessel to the house of Jehovah.

One of the most unique features of the elephant is their ability to “sense” when one of their loved ones has died and their mourning over that family member.  An amazing example is seen in the story of Lawrence Anthony’s death in March of 2012.  Anthony was known as the “Elephant Whisperer” who was made famous for saving the lives of numerous elephants throughout his life.

The word צנור ‘tsenor’ {waterspout} connects back to the teeth. The word צנור ‘tsenor’ comes from the root צן ‘tsen’ which is the source of the English word ‘teeth‘ and ‘dentist.’  The Latin word for teeth is ‘den’ which would be rendered in Hebrew דן ‘den’ or ‘dan.’  This is interesting to note as this Hebrew word is the source of the star named ‘Denebola.’  Denebola means the ‘Judge who comes with haste.’  It is tail of the Lion in the constellation Leo.  When does the Judge come?  At the Resurrection.

Denebola is a part of the “Spring Triangle” in the stars which heralds in the Spring each year.  The Spring Triangle consists of Denebola, Arcturus and Spica.  Arcturus is a picture of the Shepherd, in the constellation of Bootes which speaks of the one who cometh with a sickle and sword.  Spica is the BRANCH in the constellation of Virgo the virgin.  Denebola means the judge/deliverer or tail of the lion in the constellation of Leo, the wrath of the King.

The Triangle is in the Fibonacci pattern:

The Dandelion is yet another example of the Fibonacci pattern.

Dandelions are known are also as White endives or wild endives.  Endives and dandelions are part of the chicory family of plants with bitter leaves.  This connects to the feast of Passover in which bitter herbs were to be consumed (Exodus 12:8).

In Dutch, the dandelion is called the ‘paardenbloem’ which means the “horse-flower.”  This is interesting to note as the Hebrew word for horse is סוס ‘sus’ literally means to rejoice as in a horse which turns around in play.  Season is a time of rejoicing.  This will be spoken of in more detail below.

We shall rejoice in the salvation of the Most High (Isaiah 12:3) when He returns with a shout (צהל ‘tsahal’) – (literally the shouting of joy or the neighing of a horse) on a white horse (Revelation 19:11).

This is when we are made free, which is another connection to the horse as חופש ‘chophesh’ is translated as horse but also means free, as in a horse running free.

The English word ‘horse’ comes from the Hebrew word חרש ‘choresh’ which means to plow (done in the Spring).  Being yoked with Messiah, is where true freedom lies.

Mat 11:28  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Mat 11:29  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Mat 11:30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Being yoked in Hebrew is אלף ‘aleph’ which which also means to be discipled or to learn, mentioned above in connection with the elephant.

In Persian, the dandelion is called the قاصدک ‘qasedak’ which means “small postman” as it is believed to bring good news.  Here we see yet another connection to the resurrection which is the culimination of the Good news/Gospel of Messiah.

In Greek, the dandelion is called the κλέφτης ‘kleftis’ which means “thief” in reference to the difficulty to catch the seeds.  Scripture likens the return of the Messiah as a thief in the night (Matthew 24:42-51; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-10; Revelation 3:3; 16:15)

Rose

Roses begin to bloom in late Spring and continue to bloom and grow throughout the Summer.

Messiah Jesus is likened unto the rose.

Son 2:1  I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

The Hebrew word translated as ‘rose’ is חבצלת ‘chavtselet’ which points to abiding under the shadow of the wings of the Almighty.  The center of  חבצלת ’chavtselet’ is בצל ‘betsal’ which means ‘in His shadow.’  The outside of חבצלת ’chavtselet’ is חת ‘chet’ which means a breaking.  This points to the abiding under the wings of Messiah at Calvary where He was broken that we might be made whole.  Further illustrating this is another breakdown of  חבצלת ‘chavtselet’ as חבצלת ‘chavtselet’ is from the root חבצל ‘chavtsal’ which is a combination of חב ‘chav’ which means a bosom and צל ‘tsel’ which means a shadow.

The Bosom, the Family and Gathering at the Cross

Just as the word father in Hebrew is associated with love, so too is the word mother.  אם ‘em’ (mother) is the source of the Latin ‘amare,’ the French ‘amitie’ and the English ‘amity’ which mean love.  One of the Hebrew words for love is דד ‘dud/dad’ which means both love and breasts/bosom.  Interestingly, the English word ‘baby’ comes from the Hebrew בבה ‘baba’ which is related to the word אבוב ‘aboob’ the root of which is אב ‘av’ which means father but also means a pipe, as in the breast of the mother whose milk flows to give sustenance to the baby.  בבה ‘baba’ in Hebrew means the pupil, the apple of one’s eyes.  As any parent has held their baby in their arms against their bosom they recognize this is the epitome of love and intimate relationship (apple of the eye/little guy in the eye).

The word family comes from משפחה ‘mispocha’ the same root as שפח ‘shapach’.  שפח ‘shaphach’ is the root of the word ‘crucifixion’ which gathers all the family of the earth.  The bosom, which represents the love of the family, also links to the Messiah & the cross.

Messiah came from the bosom of the Father.

Joh 1:18  No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, that One declares Him.

He gathers and then carries in His bosom His people, linking to the crucifixion.  It is through the work of Messiah on the cross that mankind is brought into His family.

Isa 40:10  Behold, the Lord Jehovah will come with strength, and His arm rules for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His wage before Him.
Isa 40:11  He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; He shall gather lambs with His arm; and carry them in His bosom; those with young He will lead;
Psa 89:50  Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants, my bearing in my bosom the insults of the many peoples
Psa 89:51  with which Your enemies have cursed, O Jehovah; with which they have cursed the footsteps of Your anointed.
Eph 2:8  For by grace you are saved, through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God;
Eph 2:9  not of works, that not anyone should boast;
Eph 2:10  for we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God before prepared that we should walk in them.
Eph 2:11  Because of this, remember that you, the nations, were then in the flesh (those having been called Uncircumcision by those having been called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands)
Eph 2:12  that at that time you were without Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers of the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.
Eph 2:13  But now, in Christ Jesus you who then were afar off, came to be near by the blood of Christ.
Eph 2:14  For He is our peace, He making us both one, and breaking down the middle wall of partition,
Eph 2:15  in His flesh causing to cease the enmity, the Law of the commandments in decrees, that He might in Himself create the two into one new man, making peace,
Eph 2:16  and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, slaying the enmity in Himself.
Eph 2:17  And coming, He proclaimed “peace to you, the ones afar off, and to the ones near.” Isa. 57:19
Eph 2:18  For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
Eph 2:19  So, then, you are no longer strangers and tenants, but you are fellow citizens of the saints and of the family of God,

There are multiple words in Hebrew for love, all linking back to the bosom.  The most common is אהב ‘ahav’ which has the meaning of a gift and the expressions and actions of one towards the family.  The pictograph meaning displays the gift of the Father to mankind of His only begotten Son.  Again linking the bosom, the family and the crucifixion.

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that everyone believing into Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 15:13  Greater love than this has no one, that anyone should lay down his soul for his friends.

From the root:


The Pictograph meaning of Love

The first and last letters spell out the word for Father אב ‘av’ and the middle letter ה ‘heh’ is a picture of a man with outstretched arms.  The Love of the Father is revealed through the Messiah on the tree, gathering all mankind back to their Creator.

Another word for love is חשק ‘chashaq’ which has the meaning of being knit together in love. חשק ‘chashaq is the word used in reference to the joining together of the Tabernacle, which is a shadow picture of the body of Messiah.  It is no surprise that this joining together involved nails, just as in the nails used in the crucifixion (Exodus 38:17, 28; Deuteronomy 7:7; Colossians 2:2, 19; Ephesians 4:15-16).

חשק ‘chashaq’ can be traced back to the word חק ‘choq’

H2436
חוק  /  חק  /  חיק
chêyq  /  chêq  /  chôq
BDB Definition:
1) bosom, hollow, bottom, midst


חק ‘choq’ is the root of חקק ‘chaqaq’ and חקה ‘chuqah’ which means to inscribe a decree or custom.  It is used in reference to the Torah.  It is no surprise that the New Covenant, cut at Calvary is associated with the inscribing of the Word on our hearts which is contained in our bosoms (Jeremiah 31:31).

There are two more words in Hebrew which are translated as bosom.  The first is חצן ‘chatsan’ which comes from חץ ‘chats’ which literally means a tent wall, as in an enclosing.  Also, the word צלחת ‘tsalachat’ which means a bowl, as in the bowls used in the Tabernacle.  צלחת ‘tsalachat’ comes from צלח ‘tsalach’ which traces back further to צל ‘tsel’ which means a shadow…as under the shadow of His wings, the little guy in His Eye.

Recall that the word in Hebrew for pupil is בבה ‘baba’ which is the source of the English word ‘baby.’  Interestingly, the English word ‘shade’ comes from the Hebrew word שד ‘shad’ which means the breast/bosom.  שד ‘shad’ is the root of the word שדי ‘shaddai’ which is translated as ‘the Almighty.’  שד ‘shad’ literally means to return to the door, again linking with the feasts and the Tabernacle mentioned above.

Finally, the word דוד ‘dod’ means love.  דד ‘dod’ literally means the breasts.  The letter ד ‘dalet’ is the picture of a door, or flap of a tent which opens the way inside.  The tabernacle consisted of two doors/veils which דד ‘dod’ displays.  What is the veil of the Tabernacle a picture of?  The body/flesh of Messiah.

Heb 10:20  which He consecrated for us, a new and living way through the veil; that is, His flesh;

The above portion of Scripture is in context of the New Covenant which was cut at Calvary where Messiah gathered mankind into His bosom (Isaiah 40:11; Psalm 89:50).

The Greek word for rose is ῥοδον ‘rhodon’ which traces back to the Aramaic word ורד ‘vrod.’  ורד ‘vrod’ comes from the root רד ‘rad’ which has the meaning of descending.  Interestingly, the English word ‘rose’ is also linked to the word English word ‘rise’ which traces back to the Hebrew word זרח ‘zerach’ which has the meaning of the sun rising.  Both ורד ‘vrod’ and זרח ‘zerach’ are related through the color red.   ורד ‘vrod’ is the Aramaic word for rose and in Hebrew means pink/red.   זרח ‘zerach’ is the word for sunrise which has a red hue.

The word וריד ‘vreyd’ means vein in Hebrew and is the source of the Finnish and Hungarian word ‘veri’ which means blood.  The Hebrew word for blood is דם ‘dam’ which is the source of the word דמיוני ‘deemyoney’ which means ‘romantic.’  Is it any surprise that this flower is used for romance?

Rose – Romance connection

The rose is linked to resurrection (Isaiah 35:1).  The Hebrew word to romance is רומני ‘romaney’ רומני ‘romaney’ comes from רם ‘rum’ which means to rise.  Interestingly, the word romantic is דמיוני ‘deemyoney’ which comes from the root דם ‘dam’ which literally means blood, or the red fluid which travels through a living being.  Another word for romance in Hebrew is שיקר ‘sheqar’ which is related to the word סקר ‘seqar’ which is the origin of the English word ‘scarlet.’

Rose – Fibonacci spiral

The English word spiral comes from the Latin word ‘spira’ and the Greek word ‘speira’ which trace back to the Hebrew word צפירה ‘tsiyphrah’ which means a turning as in a wreath.

Isa 28:5  In that day Jehovah of Hosts shall become a crown of glory and a diadem {צפירה ‘tsiyphrah’} of beauty to the rest of His people,

צפירה ‘tsiyphrah’ comes from the root צפר ‘tsaphar’ which is speaking of the early morning (sunrise) and the singing of birds.

The Fibonacci Spiral also known as the Golden ratio or the Divine Proportion, points directly to Messiah Jesus.

The Fibonacci numbers are Nature’s numbering system. They appear everywhere in Nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants, to the pattern of the florets of a flower, the bracts of a pinecone, or the scales of a pineapple and as is seen in the above picture, the rose. The Fibonacci numbers are therefore applicable to the growth of every living thing, including a single cell, a grain of wheat, a hive of bees, and even all of mankind.

The number 5 is intrinsically related to Phi and the Fibonacci series which is displayed in the 5 petals of the rose.


The number 5 is linked to life as it was on day 5 that life was created.

As mentioned above, the rose is linked to the word דם ‘dam’ which means blood, wherein is the life of all flesh (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:11-12, 14; Deuteronomy 12:23).  Blood is the ‘living waters’ which is a picture of Messiah Jesus (John 4:10-14; 7:37-39).

5 is the 5th Fibonacci number
5 is also the 5th of the Fibonacci numbers, including 0, 1, 2, 3, and 5.
5 appears in the human body, which has proportions based on phi
Another interesting aspect of phi and five is in relation to the design of the human body, which in addition to being based on phi relationships in its proportions, has:
* 5 appendages from the torso, in the two arms, two legs and a head,
* 5 appendages on each of legs and arms in the five fingers and five toes,
* 5 openings on the face, and
* 5 senses in sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.


The Divine Proportion in the Body

The white line is the body’s height.

The blue line, a golden section of the white line, defines the distance from the head to the finger tips

The yellow line, a golden section of the blue line, defines the distance from the head to the navel and the elbows.

The green line, a golden section of the yellow line, defines the distance from the head to the pectorals and inside top of the arms, the width of the shoulders, the length of the forearm and the shin bone.

The magenta line, a golden section of the green line, defines the distance from the head to the base of the skull and the width of the abdomen. The sectioned portions of the magenta line determine the position of the nose and the hairline.

Although not shown, the golden section of the magenta line (also the short section of the green line) defines the width of the head and half the width of the chest and the hips.

The Human face, ears, and teeth are based upon Phi

The human hand and foot are based on Phi

The human heartbeat is based upon Phi

Further linking man and the rose is the Septuagint translation of Song of Songs 2:1.

Son 2:1  Ἐγὼ ἄνθος τοῦ πεδίου, κρίνον τῶν κοιλάδων.

ἀνθος ‘anthos’ means a flower.  Man is likened unto a flower in Scripture (James 1:10; 1Peter 1:24).  ἀνθος ‘anthos’ is also used to translate the Hebrew word צמח  ‘tsemach’ which is the word used 5 times in Scripture referring to Messiah THE BRANCH (Isaiah 4:2; Jeremiah 23:5-6; 33:15-16; Zechariah 3:8-9; 6:12-13).

 

Spring Equinox





The Year is measured from Tequfah to Tequfah (Spring to Spring… Exodus 12:2). It is a continuous cycle of the sun rising directly over the Eastern horizon at the spring tequfah (‘equinox’) and proceeds to the North till it reaches its farthest point, the summer solstice, then travels back again where it rises again directly East on the fall tequfah and proceeds South to it’s farthest point at the winter solstice and then back again making a ‘figure eight’.

Beginning of the year

The year begins in the month of Aviv/Nisan which occurs in the Spring at the tequfah or the turn of the year when the sun has completed its orbit.

God is the one who is in control of the tequfah and the movement of the constellations.

Job 38:32 Can you bring out the constellations in their season (עת ‘êth’ – time) or can you guide the Bear (עיש ‘ayish’ – Bear, Arcturus) with its sons?

Job 38:33 Do you know the limits (חוקה ‘chuqah’ – laws) of the heavens; can you establish their rulership on the earth?
 
The Spring tequfah occurs when the sun has completed its cycle through the constellations.

The Hebrew word תקופה ‘tequfah’ comes from the root קף ‘qaf’ which literally means the ‘sun speaks.’  What is the message?  The Gospel.

 


The are multiple words for time in Hebrew, the most used is עת ‘et’ which pictographically means to ‘see the cross’, and in ancient Hebrew thinking meant to ‘see the mark.’  What is this ‘mark’?  It is the sun setting (death) and rising (resurrection) above the horizon.

עת ‘et’ corresponds to the Greek word καιρός ‘kairos’ through comparing Daniel 7:25 & Revelation 12:6, 14.

In the Septuagint, καιρός ‘kairos’ is used to translate numerous words but one of which is very interesting, the word תר ‘tor’ due to its relation to the concept of ‘the mark.’


From this root we get תאר ta’ar and תואר  to’ar.  These words mean form, outline or border.


תואר ‘toar’ is from the same root תר ‘tor’ as תורה ‘torah.’


Psa 19:6 his (the sun) going forth from the end of the heavens, and his orbit (תקופה ‘tequfah’) to their ends; and nothing is hidden from his heat.
Exo 34:22 And you shall observe a Feast of Weeks for yourself, the firstfruits of the harvest of wheat; also the Feast of Ingathering at the turn (תקופה ‘tequfah’) of the year.
2Ch 24:23 And it happened, at the turn (תקופה ‘tequfah’) of the year, that the army of Syria came up against him; and they came into Judah and Jerusalem and destroyed all the leaders of the people from among the people; and they sent all their plunder to the king of Damascus.
Job 38:18 Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth? Declare, if you know it all!
Job 38:19 Where is this, the way light dwells; and where is the place of darkness,
Job 38:20 that you should take it to its boundary, and that you should perceive the paths to its house?
 
Works of Philo

ON THE LIFE OF MOSES, II – Part 4*
*Yonge’s title, A Treatise on the Life of Moses, that is to say, On the Theology and Prophetic Office of Moses, Book II.
(222) Moses puts down the beginning of the vernal equinox as the first month of the year
THE SPECIAL LAWS, I – Part 3*
*Yonge’s title, A Treatise on the Special Laws, Which Are Referred to Three Articles of the Decalogue, Namely the Third, Fourth, and Fifth; About Oaths, and the Reverence Due to Them; About the Holy Sabbath; About the Honour To Be Paid to Parents
THE FIFTH FESTIVAL
XXVIII.
The vernal equinox is an imitation and representation of that beginning in accordance with which this world was created. Accordingly, every year, God reminds men of the creation of the world, and with this view puts forward the spring, in which season all plants flourish and bloom; (152) for which reason this is very correctly set down in the law as the first month, since, in a manner, it may be said to be an impression of the first beginning of all, being stamped by it as by an archetypal Seal.

Extracts from the Canons of Anatolius on the Paschal Festival

“But this segment they generally call the first dodecatomorium, and the equinox, and the beginning of the month, and the head of the cycle, and the head of the planetary course. But that segment, and the last dodecatemorium, and the end of the planetary revolution. Hence, also, those that place the first month in it, and that fix the fourteenth of the month by it, commit, as we think, no little and no common blunder. (16) But neither is this our opinion only, but it was also known to the Jews anciently, and before Christ, and was chiefly observed by them, as we may learn from Philo, Josephus, and Musaeus, and not only from these, but also from those still more ancient, i.e., the two Agathobuli, commonly called the masters, and of Aristobulus, that most distinguished scholar, who was one of the seventy that translated the holy Scriptures from the Hebrew for Ptolemy Philadelphus, and his father, and dedicated his exposition of the law of Moses to the same kings. (17) These, when they resolve inquiries on Exodus, say that all ought to sacrifice the Passover alike after the vernal equinox, in the middle of the first month.But this is found to be when the sun passes through the first segment of the solar, or, as some call it, the zodiac circle. But this Aristobulus also adds, it was requisite that not only the sun should have passed the equinoctial segment for the feast of the Passover, but the moon also. But that the first month of the Hebrews must occur after the equinox may be gathered also from the book of Enoch.”

“’Peter, the Bishop of Alexandria, mentions that the Jews had kept the Passover properly up to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. But after the destruction of the city they ‘err in reckoning the beginning of the month, which is first amongst the months of the year, on the fourteenth day of which, being accurately observed, AFTER the equinox, the ancients celebrated the Passover according to the Divine Command: whereas the men of the present day now celebrate it BEFORE the equinox, and that altogether through negligence and error, being ignorant how they celebrate it in their season…” Anti-Nicene Fathers, Vol. VI, p. 280.

The Temple & the Tequfah

…it is stated in Jack Finegan’s handbook of biblical chronology that when Solomon built the temple of Yahweh at Jerusalem that it was made specifically so that the sun would shine directly through the Eastern Gate on both the vernal and autumn equinoxes so that they could never get the calendar and Holy days incorrect.

Vernal Equinox
“The most significant ancient religious structure for the Jewish people (and later Christians as well), was Solomon’s temple at Jerusalem, oriented to the Equinox sunrise. Each Spring Equinox, at the time of the ancient agricultural festival of sowing, sunlight was allowed to enter the length of an open passage from the doorway of the temple over the high altar and into the Holy of Holies. It is noted that, “There is evidence … that the entrance of the sunlight on the morning of the Spring Equinox formed part of the ceremonial. The priest being in the Holy Place, the worshippers outside, with their backs to the sun, could see the high priest by the sunlight reflected from the jewels of his garment”.


The Eastern orientation of the Temple is further seen in the Holy Scriptures where Israel had turned their backs on the Temple and faced the East. This would mean that the Temple was facing East as well.

Eze 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the house of Jehovah. And, behold, at the opening of the temple of Jehovah, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty five men with their backs to the temple of Jehovah, and their faces eastward. And they bowed themselves eastward to the sun.
 
“Many of these legal documents include the required Egyptian civil year date. Double-dated documents including the Hebrew dates of the Elephantine Jews cover the period 471 to 402 BCE. This included evening to evening days and a New Year beginning in Nisan (Aviv) only after the Vernal Equinox. Almost all of the datable documents can be referred back to a Nisan (Aviv) beginning only after the Vernal Equinox each year.” 
{New Testament Chronology – Kenneth F. Doig}


Also, during the some 175 years of the Elephantine letters of the Jews in Diaspora in Egypt, never once did they start the year before either the precession of the equinoxes or the vernal equinox.
Between the years of 472BC and 400BC there were Jews living in Elephantine Egypt and they wrote letters to the Jews living in Jerusalem and many contracts such as wills and deeds, etc. … have been preserved in Elephantine. These letters are double dated with the dates of the Egyptian calendar as well as the Jewish calendar date.

Never once in this seventy-two period history did the Jews in Elephantine start the sacred year before the vernal equinox. 472BC-400BC was during the time that Ezra and Nehemiah were in Jerusalem.

The Calendar made simple

As seen above, time is related to looking to the East. This is to keep us focused on the Most High who comes to us from the East. (Ezekiel 43:2)

The year begins at the tequfah when the sun rises due east on the horizon at Spring. The next new moon starts the new year. The new moon is found by waking up just before dawning and looking at the Eastern sky where the waning crescent will appear just before the sun arises. The next day at dawn the moon will no be seen, that evening is the first day of the month.
How does one find the tequfah?

First true North must be found. This is done by finding the North star. The North star is found in the constellation of Ursa Minor (Job 9:9). It is at the tip of the ‘handle of the Little Dipper’.


Once the North star is found, take a stick and plant it in the ground. Then take another pole and place it behind the first pole making sure it is in line with the North. This pole represents South. Once you have established North and South you can look to your right and see true East. East will be at a perfect right angle to your poles.

As the sun rises on the day of the tequfah, it will be in alignment with your poles lined up in the due East direction.


The pole star has moved slightly in the last 6,000 years but it is always in the vicinity of the ‘Big Dipper’ & ‘Little Dipper.’



Tequfah & the Mark

The Hebrew word תקופה ‘tequfah’ comes from the root קף ‘qaf’ which literally means the ‘sun speaks.’  What is the message?  The Gospel.

עת


The are multiple words for time in Hebrew, the most used is עת ‘et’ which pictographically means to ‘see the cross’, and in ancient Hebrew thinking meant to ‘see the mark.’  What is this ‘mark’?  It is the sun setting (death) and rising (resurrection) above the horizon.

עת ‘et’ corresponds to the Greek word καιρός ‘kairos’ through comparing Daniel 7:25 & Revelation 12:6, 14.

In the Septuagint, καιρός ‘kairos’ is used to translate numerous words but one of which is very interesting, the word תר ‘tor’ due to its relation to the concept of ‘the mark.’


From this root we get תאר ta’ar and תואר  to’ar.  These words mean form, outline or border.


תואר ‘toar’ is from the same root תר ‘tor’ as תורה ‘torah.’

Constellations – signs/marks

 

Gen 1:14  And God said, Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens, to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs {אות ‘oht’} and for seasons, and for days and years.


The signs of the heavens are a mark/reminder of the covenant with His people.

Jer 33:25  So says Jehovah, If My covenant is not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of the heavens and earth,
Jer 33:26  then I also will reject the seed of Jacob, and My servant David, not to take of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will bring back their captivity and have pity on them.

It is God that created the constellations

Job 26:13  By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.
Job 38:31  Can you bind the bands of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?
Job 38:32 
Can you bring out the constellations in their season; or can you guide the Bear with its sons?
Job 38:33  Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

He has numbered & named the stars

Isa 40:26  Lift up your eyes on high and look: Who has created these? Who brings out their host by number? By greatness of vigor, and might of power, He calls them all by names; not one is lacking.

Psa 147:4  He appoints the number {מספר ‘mispar’} of the stars; He calls to them all by names.

The Hebrew word for number here is מספר ‘mispar’ from the root ספר ‘saphar’ which means a record/scroll.  Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew dictionary defines מספר ‘mispar’ as a number or tale.  A tale is an account telling a story.  This is what the number of the stars does.  It tells the story of the Gospel.

Rom 10:17  Then faith is of hearing, and hearing through the Word of God.
Rom 10:18  But I say, Did they not hear? Yes, rather, “into all the earth their voice went out, and to the ends of the world their words.”

In Romans 10, Paul is referring back to Psalm 19 which is speaking of the path of the sun and its orbit {תקופה ‘tequfah’}.

Psa 19:1  To the chief musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens are recounting the glory of God, and the expanse proclaiming His handiwork.
Psa 19:2  Day by day they pour forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.
Psa 19:3  There is no speech, nor are there words where their voice is not heard.
Psa 19:4  Their measuring line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world; in them He has set up a dwelling-place for the sun,
Psa 19:5  and he comes forth like a bridegroom from his canopy. He rejoices like a hero to run a race;
Psa 19:6  his going forth from the end of the heavens, and his orbit to their ends; and nothing is hidden from his heat.

Time is linked to the sun.

The Hebrew words used in reference to time further reveal that time is linked to the movement of the heavenly bodies.

see: Daily Tidbits 2/28 – Sun & Time

The word for hour is related to the sun

This comes from the root שע ‘sha’  ‘which is a picture of a shepherd watching over his flock.  שע ‘sha’ is also the root of the word ישועה ‘yeshuah’ which is the source of the name Jesus.

Perhaps this is why the sun god was 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 Δ ‘delta.’  ד ‘dalet’ has the numerical value of 4 which relates to the 4th dimension of time, of which the sun is intimately connected.  Further connecting to the Messiah, the letter ד ‘dalet’ means a ‘door.’

Joh 10:7  Then Jesus again said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you that I am the door of the sheep.

The word for day is associated with the sun


The word for tomorrow is related to the sun


Another word relating time and the sun is  פעם ‘pa’am.’


How does the rhythmic beating of a drum relate to the sun?  The human heartbeat.

At sunrise the sky appears red


This word comes from דם ‘dam’ meaning blood.


דם ‘dam’ literally means waters from the door, as in the living waters that come forth from the Temple, or the living waters of blood that come forth from the heart.  The sun moving through the zodiac is also a picture of this.  Psalm 19 speaks of the sun following the path of the zodiac and coming forth from ‘his canopy’ representing the Temple.  A healthy heart pumps on average 72 times a minute, the sun moves a degree through the ecliptic every 72 years.  It seems that the beating of the human heart corresponds with the movement of the sun through the ecliptic.

 

Patterns in Nature

The ‘circle’ traced by the earth’s axis around the north ecliptic pole is not smooth but wavy, as the moon’s gravitational pull causes the earth to ‘nod’ about once every 18 years (currently 18.6 years), a movement known as nutation. The circle therefore contains about 1440 waves, since 18 x 1440 = 25,920. Note that the average human heartbeat is equal to 72 beats a minute, and on average we breathe about 18 times a minute. 72 years (= 6+60+6 or 6×12) is said to be the ‘ideal’ lifespan of a human being, during which time the sun moves through one degree of the zodiac in the precessional cycle. A human breathes 72 times in 4 minutes, the time required for the earth to turn 1 degree on its axis. In 24 hours (86,400 seconds) we breathe 18 x 1440 = 25,920 times, equal to the number of years in the precessional cycle.

According to the National Geographic’s ‘Incredible Human Machine’ it takes 72 muscles for man to speak.  The Hebrew word for time, עת ‘et,’ means to see the mark.  What is the mark?  It is when the sun rises directly east (קדם ‘qedem’ “sun of blood”) at the time of the תקופה ‘tequphah’ which literally means the ‘sun speaks.’

According to Ecclesiastes 1:5-6, the sun moves upon the wind/spirit again linking to the blood which flows through the human body and the living waters which flow forth from the throne of God.

Blood/DNA is further linked to the sun through the equinoxes (תקופות ‘tequfot’).  The word for ‘equinox’ in Hebrew is תקופה ‘tequfah.’  It literally means the mark of the sun.  At the Spring תקופה ‘tequfah’ the sun is at 23 degrees in the Tropic of Cancer.  At the Autumn תקופה ‘tequfah’  the sun is at 23 degrees in the Tropic of Capricorn.  23 +23 = 46.  46 is the number of chromosomes in the human body that stores our DNA.  The chromosome is also in the shape of a cross/ת ‘tav.’

Chromosomes are in the shape of an x or cross.  The male carries the X and Y chromosome, the female carries only the X.  The letter X is the Hebrew letter ת ‘tav’ which means a covenant or mark.  The letter Y is the Hebrew letter ו ‘vav.’  תו ‘tav’ is the Hebrew word for mark.

The path of the sun through the zodiac comes from the following Hebrew word:


According to the Revelation 22:1-2, the river of life that comes forth from the throne of God, is linked to 12 fruits of the tree of life.

The word for the constellations/zodiac in Hebrew is מזרות ‘mazzaroth’ which traces back to the Hebrew word נזו ‘nazar.’


What was on the crown of the High Priest?  The sacred name of God (Exodus 29:6; 39:30)  According to Josephus (Wars of the Jews Book 5 Chapter 5 Section 7) the sacred name consisted of 4 vowels which are pronounced with our breath.  The Hebrew word for ‘name,’ is שם ‘shem’ which means breath/wind.  It is the root for the word שמים ‘shamayim’ which means heaven.  שם ‘shem’ is also the root of the word שמש ‘shemesh’ which means the sun.  Every breath we take we are proclaiming His Name.  Each breath we take brings oxygen into our lungs which brings life to our blood and to our cells.

 

As mentioned before, the word for ‘equinox’ in Hebrew is תקופה ‘tequfah’ which has the following pictograph meaning.  The cross (ת) reveals (ה) the sun on the horizon (קוף).  The letter ק ‘qof’ spelled קוף in Hebrew is pictographically displayed as the sun rising on the horizon.  So then the word תקופה ‘tequfah’ has embedded within itself the point of the equinox.  It is at the cross of the horizon which is exactly East.  As the sun moves through its course in the sky it will rise directly East at the spring and fall equinoxes, making a cross in the sky each year.

The Hebrew word for time further displays this “cross” imagery as the Hebrew word for time which is עת ‘et.’ Pictographically עת ‘et’ means to see ע the cross ת.

As mentioned before, the movement of the sun throughout the year is a ‘macrocosm’ of the daily movement of the sun.  This daily and yearly movement of the sun portrays the “Word of the Cross” (1 Corinthians 1:18).  The morning rising of the sun which corresponds with Spring portrays the birth and re-birth of the Messiah from the dead.  The mid-day sun which corresponds with Summer portrays the lifting up of the Messiah on the cross (John 3:14; 12:32) and later His exaltation (Philippians 2:7-9).  The setting of the sun corresponds with Autumn in which the light of the world (John 9:4-5; 11:9) fades away into darkness which is displayed by nighttime and Winter portraying the Savior’s death.

 

Corruption of the Biblical calendar

“Albert Churchward, in The Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man, sums up the influence of the zodiac upon religious symbolism in the following words: “The division here [is] in twelve parts, the twelve signs of the Zodiac, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve gates of heaven mentioned in Revelation, and twelve entrances or portals to be passed through in the Great Pyramid, before finally reaching the highest degree, and twelve Apostles in the Christian doctrines, and the twelve original and perfect points in Masonry.”  Secret Teachings of All Ages 151

The ancients believed that the theory of man’s being made in the image of God was to be understood literally. They maintained that the universe was a great organism not unlike the human body, and that every phase and function of the Universal Body had a correspondence in man. The most precious Key to Wisdom that the priests communicated to the new initiates was what they termed the law of analogy. Therefore, to the ancients, the study of the stars was a sacred science, for they saw in the movements of the celestial bodies the ever-present activity of the Infinite Father.”  Secret Teachings of All Ages 151

As seen above, the movement of the sun through the skies is like the figure eight.  This has been corrupted into the image of the oroboros.

Ouroboros

Papyrus of Dama Heroub, Egypt, 21st Dynasty

“The zodiac as a tail-eating snake (Ouroboros) symbolizes the eternity of Time and the boundary of the universe. Below it, the double lion Routi (‘Yesterday and Tomorrow’), the agency of resurrection, supporting the newborn Sun God.”

The Milky Way

“The Milky Way Galaxy is the inspiration for the symbol of the Ouroboros. Myth refers to a serpent of light residing in the heavens. The Milky Way is this serpent, and viewed at galactic central point near Sagittarius, this serpent eats its own tail.”

The Milky Way is related to the path of the sun through the mazzaroth mentioned above.


This word מזלה ‘mazzalah’ is only used one time in Scripture and brings forth some interesting connections to the current study.  It is found in 2 Kings 23:5 where the account of Josiah destroying the corrupted religion of Israel is found.  The Torah of God had been found and when Josiah saw how far Israel had went astray he cut a covenant with the LORD in repentance to turn back to Him and follow His Word.

2Ki 23:4  And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring out from the temple of Jehovah all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for Asherah, and for all the host of the heavens. And he burned them at the outside of Jerusalem, in the fields of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel.
2Ki 23:5  And he caused to cease the idolatrous priests (כמרים ‘kemarim’) whom the kings of Judah had given place to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places around Jerusalem, and those burning incense to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to constellations (מזּלה ‘mazzalah’), and to all the host of the heavens.
2Ki 23:6  And he brought out the sacred pole (אשׁרה ‘asherah’) from the house of Jehovah to the outside of Jerusalem, to the torrent Kidron, and burned it at the torrent Kidron, and ground it to powder, and threw the powder of it on the graves of the sons of the people. {Notice the thematic connections to the Golden calf incident in the wilderness…the mixture of the worship of God with the mystery religions of the heathen}

The ‘sacred pole’ mentioned above brings forth another connection to the oroboros which is the symbol of the yin and yang.

Yin Yang – Oroboros connection

“In some versions of the Ouroboros, the body is half light and half dark, alluding in this way to the successive counterbalancing of opposing principles as illustrated in the Chinese Yin-Yang symbol for instance.”

The Yin Yang is linked to the calendar through the gnomen which can be used to find the תקופות ‘tequfot’.

 

The first month of the year on the Biblical Calendar is known as Abib

Exo 23:15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded you, at the set time of the month of Abib. For in it you came out from Egypt, and they shall not appear before Me empty.
Deu 16:1 Observe the month Abib, and perform the Passover to Jehovah your God. For in the month of Abib Jehovah your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
 

Here we see that אביב ‘abib’ means something new, which continues the next generation.

אביב ‘aviv’ comes from root אב ‘av’:

Here again we see that the word אביב ‘aviv’ is tracing back to something new or fresh and something that continues. This is connected to the calendar in that Spring is the new/fresh start of the year, continuing the cycle of the years anew. Just as the word indicates. Interesting, the pictograph means a pole. In order to find the equinoxes in ancient times a pole was used.

Pages 73-74 of Pannekoek state, “The Babylonians, according to Greek testimony, used a vertical pole for measuring shadow length; thus they could determine the moments of solstice and, as medium points between the solstices, the moments of vernal and autumnal equinoxes.”

Yin Yang – Obelisk – As above, so below

In Cabala, the Sacred Tree of the Sephiroth is claimed to represent the Cosmos, including God (male), his Shekinah (Anna, the Goddess/female), and the Kingdom of Zion. As shown here, the Foundation of all things is the male genitals, or the sex generative process. (Zolar’s Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge, Arco Publishing, 1984)

Washington Monument

The 4 sides of the Washington Monument are aligned with the cardinal directions (i.e., east, west, north, and south).  To the east is the Capitol, to the west is the Lincoln Memorial, to the south is the Jefferson Memorial and to the north is the White House.

 

Interestingly, this link between the Temple and the תקופות ‘tequfot’ can also be portrayed as a hexagram.

Hooked X pg 153

“If a rod is placed on the east side of the circle at sunrise, the rising sun on the summer solstice will project a shadow across the southern half of the circle.  At the end of that same day the setting sun will cast a shadow in the opposite direction that will mirror the morning shadow.  If the same exercise is performed on the winter solstice, two lines of shadow will mirror the summer solstice in the northern half of the circle.  Where the lines intersect in the middle of the circle they complete a lozenge with a shape unique to that latitude.”  {Hooked X pg 153}

The two most important feast days in the Masonic calendar are both St John’s days.  One is dedicated to John the Baptist, on or around the summer solstice, and the other to John the Divine, on or around the winter solstice.  These two days therefore represent the celebration of the two solstices, marked by the sunrise lines of Jachin and Boaz in the Enochian temple of Freemasonry.”

Uriel’s Machine pg 395 “The Masonic symbol of the zodiac between two sighting sticks.”

Two Johns


The analemma connection

“Some desk research had shown that the meaning of the spiral had been found by Charles Ross, who had demonstrated it to be the path traced by the shadow of the sun over a quarter of a year.  This connected with our observations, because the only essential pieces of equipment for building an Uriel machine are two straight sticks to align the equinoctial shadows and mark out the centre and the sunrise/sunset.  If those same two sticks are placed in the ground a few feet apar, the sun will cast some very interesting shadows over the year.  As the sun moves outward from the spring equinox to the summer solstice it will trace a spiral on the ground, then it will retrace itself back to the starting point for the autumn equinox.  Then it moves out in the opposite direction to create a spiral in the other direction, before winding backwards again to its starting point.”  {Uriel’s Machine pg 286-287}

This double helix analemma is further linked through the degrees of the sun at the equinoxes.


The word for ‘equinox’ in Hebrew is תקופה ‘tequfah’.  It literally means the mark of the sun.  At the Spring תקופה ‘tequfah’ the sun is at 23 degrees in the Tropic of Cancer.  At the Autumn tequfah the sun is at 23 degrees in the Tropic of Capricorn.  23 +23 = 46.  46 is the number of chromosomes in the human body that stores our DNA.  The chromosome is also in the shape of a cross/tav.

אביב ‘aviv’ comes from the root אב (Father).  אביב ‘aviv’ is referring to the next generation of the crop which came from the parent.  אביב ‘aviv’ points to the Messiah who came forth from the Father (John 8:42; 16:28) and His body that comes forth from Him (John 17:18; 20:21).

H24
אביב
‘âbı̂yb
Total KJV Occurrences: 8
abib, 6
Exo_13:4, Exo_23:15, Exo_34:18 (2), Deu_16:1 (2)
ear, 1
Exo_9:31
ears, 1
Lev_2:14

This word occurs 8 times in the Scriptures, this number points to Messiah.

Jesus in Greek = 888

888 is also equivalent to the Hebrew phrases ישועת אלהינו ‘yeshot elohaynu’ (Salvation of our God) and השמים מספרים כבוד אל ‘hashamayim misparim kavod El’ (The heavens declare the Glory of God).

The phrase ‘the heavens declare the Glory of God’ is found in Psalm 19:1 which describes the circuit (תקופה ‘tequfah’) of the sun.
Sun – 8 – Connection
The word for 8 in Hebrew is:
This comes from the root:
The root of 8 comes from שם ‘shem’ (name/character) which is the same root as sun {שמש ‘shemesh’}.
Further connecting the sun & the number eight is the word oil.  The Holy Spirit is likened to oil (1Samuel 16:13; Zechariah 4:2-3; Revelation 4:5).  The sun moves upon the spirit/wind (Ecclesiastes 1:5-6).
רח is the root of the word רוח ‘ruach’ which means  Spirit.
The sun’s cycle makes an interesting form when it moves throughout the sky during the year.  This phenomenon is known as the ‘analemma.’  If you photographed the sun once a week at the same time of day for an entire year, you would have a photo of the analemma, the sun’s apparent path on the sky over the course of a year, which looks like a figure-eight.

The Sun is moving in a continual ‘figure eight’ path.

Aviv is the first month of the year in the Biblical Calendar (Exodus 12:2).  Aviv happens after the sun makes it’s full revolution/circuit (תקופה ‘tequfah’) which is seen in the analemma figure above.  Hence, the new year (aviv) starts when the figure eight is complete.

The sowing and harvest cycle of ancient Israel was based upon the movements of the heavenly bodies.

“The use of constellations, along with the solar cycle, coordinating the rising and the setting of the sun with a given star or group of stars was exactly the way Adam, Noah, and Abraham also times their planting and harvest seasons.”  {Wheel of the Stars – Andrew Gabriel Roth pg 61}

Philo – On Creation 1:116
(116) And the sun, the ruler of the day, making two equinoxes every year, both in spring and autumn. The spring equinox in the constellation of Aries, and the autumnal one in Libra, gives the most evident demonstration possible of the divine dignity of the number seven. For each of the equinoxes takes place in the seventh month, at which time men are expressly commanded by law to celebrate the greatest and most popular and comprehensive festivals; since it is owing to both these seasons, that all the fruits of the earth are engendered and brought to perfection; the fruit of corn, and all other things which are sown, being owing to the vernal equinox; and that of the vine, and of all the other plants which bear hard berries, of which there are great numbers, to the autumnal one.

Aviv, the Covenant, and signs/seals

When God cut the covenant with Abraham on Passover, He walked between the pieces of the sacrificed animals as a burning torch.  In ancient times when a covenant was cut, the two covenant partners walked through the halves of the split animal(s) in a ‘figure eight’.  They would lay each half to the side of each other and stand in between the two bloody halves of flesh, with their backs to each other. Then they would walk right through the bloody halves, making a figure eight, and come back to a stop facing each other.

This links back to the analemma and the sun as it was a fiery torch that passed through the pieces, or made the figure eight.  This shows that the movement of the sun through the sky is a constant reminder of the covenant.  This is seen in Jeremiah 31:31-37; 33:14-26)

Gen 15:17  And it happened, the sun had gone down, and it was dark. Behold! A smoking furnace and a torch of fire that passed between those pieces!
 
Circumcision, a sign of the covenant, is made on the 8th day (Genesis 17:11-14)

Rom 4:11  And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:

Circumcision pictures baptism & resurrection (Ezekiel 11:19-20; 36:26-27; Romans 2:29; Colossians 2:11-13)


What is the faith that Abraham had?

Gen 15:5  And He brought him outside and said, Look now at the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them. And He said to him, So shall your seed be.
Gen 15:6  And he believed in
Jehovah. And He counted it to him for righteousness.
 
Notice that Abraham’s faith was in the Word of God, revealed through the stars being as His Seed.
In Hebrew, Astronomy is תכונה ‘tekunah.’


תכונה ‘tekunah’ is only used one time in the Scriptures:

Job 23:3  Oh that I knew where I might find Him, I would come into His seat;


This is speaking of the Throne of God.

Keil and Delitszch commentary
If he but knew how to reach Him (God), could attain to His throne; תְּכוּנָה signifies the setting up, i.e., arrangement (Eze_43:11) or establishment (Nah_2:10) of a dwelling, and the thing itself which is set out and established, here of the place where God’s throne is established. (everywhere from כּוּן, not from תָּכַן)
The Scriptures speak of the heavens as His throne Matthew 5:34; Isaiah 66:1; Psalm 11:4.

תכונה ‘tekunah’ comes from the word כון ‘kun’ which means a foundation or something that is firm, something that is orderly.


Psa 103:19  Jehovah has prepared (כון ‘kun’) His throne in Heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.
Psa 8:3  When I look upon Your heavens, the work of Your fingers: the moon and the stars which You have fixed (כון ‘kun’);

Psa 8:4  what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man, that You visit him? 

תכונה ‘tekunah’ comes from the parent root:


Notice this word is associated with a seed opening and rising out of the ground.  This is a picture of the resurrection and Messiah.  The seed & the stars are linked through Israel (Genesis 15:5; 22:17; 26:4)

Messiah = Israel

Isa 49:3  And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Isa 49:5
And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.

This prophecy is speaking of Messiah.  Messiah is the Servant Israel.

Isa 49:6  And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved (ונצירי ‘v’netsri’ – Netsarim/Nazarenes = followers of Messiah/Christians) of Israel.I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation (ישׁועתי ‘yeshuati’ – “my salvation”, source of the name Jesus) unto the end of the earth.

Aviv is linked with the sign/seal/mark of God

Exo 13:4  Today, in the month of Abib, you are going out.
Exo 13:5  And it shall be when
Jehovah brings you into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which He swore to your fathers to give to you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall do this service in this month.
Exo 13:6  Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day keep a feast to Jehovah.
Exo 13:7  Unleavened bread shall be eaten the seven days. And leavened bread for you shall not be seen; yea, no leaven shall be seen among you in all your boundaries.
Exo 13:8  And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, It is because of what
Jehovah did for me when I came out from Egypt.
Exo 13:9  And it shall be for a sign to you on your hand, and a memorial between your eyes, so that a Law of Jehovah may be in your mouth. For with a strong hand Jehovah brought you out from Egypt.
Exo 13:10  And you shall keep this ordinance at its appointed time, from days to days. 

It is during this month of Aviv, and in particular the 7 days of Unleavened Bread, that the firstfruits offering was offered.  This was of the barley, which too is a picture of Messiah.  The English word barley traces back to the Hebrew word בר ‘bar’ which means Son (Psalm 2:12).  The etymology of the word barley also is related to the body (ie the body of Messiah).  Barley – (from Proto Germanic. *bariz, *baraz) + -lic “body, like.”

 Notice also that the pictographic meaning of בר ‘bar’ is ‘family of heads.’  This is significant, in that one of the words in Hebrew for ‘firstfruit’ is ‘resheit’ which comes from ‘rosh’ which means a head.  בר ‘bar’ (son) = a family of heads or firstfruits.  This is what the Israel of God is.
Jer 2:3  Israel was holy to Jehovah, the first fruits (ראשׁית ‘reshiyt’) of His increase. All that devour him become guilty; evil shall come on them, declares Jehovah.
 
Firstfruits

Lev 23:10  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:
Lev 23:11  And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. 

Going back to Exodus 13, notice that the next verses link the firstborn to Passover & Aviv

Exo 13:11  And it shall be when Jehovah brings you into the land of the Canaanite, as He swore to you and to your fathers, and gives it to you,
Exo 13:12  you shall set apart to
Jehovah every one opening the womb, and every firstling, the offspring of animals which are yours; the males are Jehovah ’s.
Exo 13:13  And every firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a flock animal. And if you do not redeem, you shall break its neck. And every first-born of men among your sons you shall redeem. 

Aviv linked with the offering of firstfruits (firstborn)

Lev 2:14  And if you bring near a food offering of firstfruits to Jehovah, fresh ears (אביב ‘aviv’) roasted with fire, grains from a garden, you shall bring near your firstfruits for a food offering.

The firstborn was given on the 8th day

Exo 22:29  You shall not delay giving the fullness of your crops and the juices of your vintage. You shall give to Me the first-born of your sons.
Exo 22:30  So you shall do to your oxen, to your sheep: it shall be seven days with its mother; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.

 
Jesus is the Firstfruit/Firstborn

1Co 15:20  But now Christ has been raised from the dead; He became the firstfruit of those having fallen asleep.
1Co 15:21  For since death is through man, also through a Man is a resurrection of the dead;
1Co 15:22  for as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
1Co 15:23  But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruit; afterward those of Christ at His coming.
1Co 15:24  Then is the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God, even the Father, when He makes to cease all rule and all authority and power.
Rom 8:28  But we know that to the ones loving God all things work together for good, to those being called according to purpose;
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 is holy, so also the lump. And if the root is holy, so also the branches.

 
His body

Heb 12:22  But you have drawn near Mount Zion (Isaiah 2, Psalm 87) even the city of the living God, to a heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels,
Heb 12:23  and to a gathering, an assembly of the first-born ones having been enrolled in Heaven; and to God the Judge of all, and to spirits of just ones who have been perfected;
Jas 1:18  Having purposed, He brought us forth by the Word of truth, for us to be a certain firstfruit of His creatures


For more on Firstfruits, the Priesthood & 144,000 click the link.  It is interesting to note that 144 is a Fibonacci number…

 

Aviv (‘Spring’) in heaven

The word aviv is translated as ‘ear’ in two verses of the Scripture (Exodus 9:31; Leviticus 2:14). This word in English comes from the Old English ‘ear’ which means a ‘spike, ear of grain.’ It traces back to Greek word ‘akoste’ which means barley.

There is another interesting connection between Aviv on earth and Aviv in heaven in the star Spica. Spica is a Latin word which means ‘ear of grain’ and corresponds to the Greek word stakhys. This is the origin of the English word ‘spike’ which is related to the English word ‘ear’ mentioned above.
Spica is the star in the hand of the constellation Bethulah (Virgo) and corresponds to the Hebrew word צמח ‘tsemach’ (the BRANCH Isaiah 4:2; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Zechariah 3:8; 6:12). צמח ‘tsemach’ has the meaning of a sprouting plant.

The Messiah is likened to a plant rising from the ground

Isa 11:1 And a Shoot goes out from the stump of Jesse, and a Branch will bear fruit out of his roots.
Isa 11:10 And it shall be in that day, the Root of Jesse stands as a banner of peoples; nations shall seek to Him; and His resting place shall be glory.
Isa 53:1 Who has believed our report? And to whom is the arm of Jehovah revealed?
Isa 53:2 For He comes up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form nor magnificence that we should see Him; nor form that we should desire Him.
Zec 6:12 And speak to him, saying, So says Jehovahof Hosts, saying, Behold! The Man {Joshua – Hebrew form of the name Jesus} whose name is THE BRANCH*! And He shall spring up out of His place, and He shall build the temple of Jehovah.

The BRANCH is capitalized in most English versions of the Scriptures because it is a direct reference to the Messiah. The word used here is צמח ‘tsemach’ and is used 5 times in reference to the Messiah in Scripture.


Isa 4:2 In that day the Branch of Jehovah will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth for pride and for glory for the survivors of Israel.
Jer 23:5 Behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and act wisely, and He shall do justice and righteousness in the earth.
Jer 23:6 In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely. And this is His name by which He shall be called, Jehovah our Righteousness.
Jer 33:15 In those days, and at that time, I will cause a Branch of Righteousness to grow up to David. And He shall do judgment and righteousness in the land.
Jer 33:16 In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell in safety. And this is the name that shall be called on her: JEHOVAH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Zec 3:9 For, behold, I will bring forth My Servant, the BRANCH. For behold, the stone which I have given before Joshua, on the one stone are seven eyes. I will engrave its engraving, says Jehovah of Hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.

The New Testament further links the BRANCH (צמח ‘tsemach’) to the heavenly bodies.

Luk 1:78 through the tender heart of mercy of our God, in which the Dayspring from on high will visit us,
 
Robertson’s Word Pictures

The dayspring from on high (anatolē ex hupsous). Literally, rising from on high, like the rising sun or stars (Isa_60:19). The word is used also of a sprouting plant or branch (Jer_23:5; Zec_6:12)


Notice that Spica is in line with Arcturus. Arcturus is mentioned above in Job 38 (עיש ‘ayish’).

Bright star Arcturus is a harbinger of spring

“Arcturus’ appearance in the evening sky is a welcome sign in our northern climes, because it heralds the coming of the spring equinox, or first day of spring….Arcturus, like any star, rises 4 minutes earlier every day. Soon, the earlier-rising Arcturus will first beam at dusk, instead of nightfall or evening. Around the time that happens, spring will return to our northern hemisphere!”

Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation Boötes which is speaking of the Shepherd with with a spear and sickle (Revelation 14:15-16) whose name means ‘the Coming One.’

In Job 9:9, Arcturus is linked to the constellation of Ursa Major, the bear.  The Greek word for bear is ἄρκτος ‘arktos’ which comes from the root ἀρκέω ‘arkeō’ which means to possess unfailing strength and to defend or ward off an enemy.  This is is the job of the Shepherd, who defends His sheep.

The bear is another connection to Spring as the bear is an animal that hibernates during winter and ‘resurrects’ during the Spring. The English word ‘hibernate’ comes from חרף ‘charaf’ which means winter, the time of darkness and death and a picture of the piercing of Messiah as well as the betrothal of the bride.  Hibernation is a time where animals go into their dens for 3 months and sleep until spring.  A picture of Messiah in the earth for 3 days and 3 nights where He resurrects during the Spring season and His people.

Hos 6:1  Come and let us return to Jehovah. For He has torn, and He will heal us. He has stricken, and He will bind us up.
Hos 6:2  After two days He will bring us to life. In the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live before Him.

The Greek word is ἄρκτος ‘arktos’ is used to translate four words in the Septuagint.

The Greek word is ἄρκτος ‘arktos’ is used to translate four words in the Septuagint.

The first is הן ‘hon’ which means to look at or behold a thing.  Amazingly, this is a picture of looking up towards the North star which is where Ursa Minor (the little bear) resides.  Ancient man, especially shepherds would look toward the north start as a guide for direction when they journeyed.

The second word translated from ἄρκτος ‘arktos’ is כול ‘kul’ which means to sustain, nourish and guide.  This again, is pointing to the Shepherd.

The third word translated from ἄρκτος ‘arktos’ is מצא ‘matsa’ which means to find.

Eze 34:11  For so says the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep, and seek them out.
Eze 34:12  As a shepherd seeks his flock in the day that he is among his scattered sheep, so I will seek out My sheep and will deliver them from all the places where they were scattered in a day of cloud, and thick cloud.

The fourth word translated from is ἄρκτος ‘arktos’ is רע ‘ra’ which is the Hebrew word for a shepherd.

Another Arcturus link

Job 39:1 Do you know the time when the wild goats of the rock bear? Do you observe the calving of deer?
Job 39:2 Can you tell the months they fulfill; or do you know the time for their bearing

John Gill commentary

Job 39:2 Canst thou number the months that they fulfil?…. Which some understand both of wild goats and hinds. Common goats fulfil five months, they conceive in November, and bring forth in March, as Pliny (f) observes; but how many the wild goats of the rock fulfil is not said by him or any other I know of: the same writer says (g) of hinds, that they go eight months;
or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? naturalists (h) tell us, that the hinds conceive after the rise of the star Arcturus, which rises eleven days before the autumnal equinox; so that they conceive in September; and as they go eight months, they bring forth in April; but then the exact time to a day and hour is not known. Besides, who has fixed the time for their bringing forth, and carries them in it through so many dangers and difficulties? None but the Lord himself. Now if such common things in nature were not known perfectly by Job, how should he be able to search into and find out the causes and reasons of God’s providential dealings with men, or what is in the womb of Providence?
(f) Nat. Hist. l. 8. c. 50. (g) Ib. c. 32. (h) Ib. & l. 2. c. 47. Aristot. Hist. Animal. l. 6. c. 29. Solinus, c. 31.

The Mark of God & the Resurrection

The word mark comes from the Hebrew word תו ‘tav.’


Eze 9:3  And the glory of the God of Israel had gone on, from on the cherub where it was on it, to the threshold of the house. And He called to the man clothed in linen with the ink horn of a scribe at his loins.
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.

In ancient Hebrew the letter תו ‘tav’ looked just like 2 crossed sticks.

The above verse is speaking of the mark of God which is put on the righteous.  The mark of the beast is a direct counterfeit of this mark.

In the Book of Revelation it is seen that the sacred Name is marked in the foreheads of the righteous.

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.

The Hebrew letter ת ‘tav’ is a picture of two crossed sticks:

The meaning of the letter ת ‘tav’  is covenant.  The mark of God is His covenant which is His Word (Isaiah 42:6; 49:8; Zechariah 9:11; Jeremiah 31:31; Matthew 26:28).  The mark of the beast is a counterfeit, the covenant with death (Isaiah 28:15).

The root word for mark is a picture of an ox plowing toward a mark.  In ancient Hebrew thought, God was seen as the strong ox that we are yoked with in covenant relationship.  The word for mark is a picture of walking with your God toward your mark/goal (Philippians 3:14).  Walking with Messiah (Matthew 11:29) towards the Kingdom of Heaven or walking with the adversary towards hell.  This is what Paul was alluding to in his letter to the Corinthians.

2Co 6:14  Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what fellowship does light have with darkness?
2Co 6:15  And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever?

2Co 6:16  And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are a temple of the living God, even as God said, “I will” dwell in them and “walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Lev. 26:12; Ezek. 37:27
2Co 6:17  Because of this, “come out from among them” “and be separated,” says the Lord, “and do not touch the unclean thing,” and I will receive you. Isa. 52:11
2Co 6:18  “And I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons” and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty. 2 Sam. 7:8, 14; Isa. 43:6

The letter ת ‘tav’ in pictograph form is two crossed sticks which has the meaning of a covenant.  We can choose the covenant of Life in Messiah Jesus (Isaiah 42:6; 49:8; Zechariah 9:11; Jeremiah 31:31; Matthew 26:28) or we can choose the covenant of death (Isaiah 28:15) which promises deliverance from death (ie the tree of life) but in reality leads to hell.

This root is related to את & תא

This is the root for the word sign.  This is significant because the Torah is a sign on the hand and the forehead (Deuteronomy 6:8).  The mark of God is His Word.  The mark of the beast is lawlessness for the beast is the man of sin (2 Thessalonians 2:3; Psalm 130:3; Jeremiah 2:22; Job 10:14) .  Again, the mark of the beast is a direct counterfeit of God’s mark/signs.

תא is related to the word תו ‘tav’ and את and means a mark/boundary.

תא relates to the word תר ‘tar’ which means the ‘mark of man’ or the border/outline.

From this root we get תאר ‘ta’ar’ and תואר ‘to’ar.’  These words mean form, outline or border.  This is an important connection to see in that the mark of the beast versus the mark of God ultimately reflects whose image/form you are in.

This connection between the mark and the image/form/outline/shadow picture of God versus the antichrist is further seen in that the word Torah comes from this same root.

We can have the mark of God and be in His image by walking in His Torah and letting Messiah live through us (Galatians 2:20), or we can have the mark of the beast and be in the image of satan by walking in his ‘torah’ which is lawlessness (Ephesians 2:2-3Isaiah 30:8-11; 1 Peter 2:8) .

We can choose the tree of life or the tree of knowledge.  The Light of the Word or the false light which is in reality darkness (Matthew 6:23).

Connection to the resurrection

Rom 1:1  Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2  which He promised before through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Rom 1:3  concerning His Son who came of the seed of David according to flesh,
Rom 1:4  who was marked out the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;

 

G3724
ὁρίζω
horizō
Thayer Definition:
1) to define
1a) to mark out the boundaries or limits (of any place or thing)
1b1) that which has been determined, acc. to appointment, decree
1b2) to ordain, determine, appoint
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G3725

This connection to the horizon is seen in the equinox/’tequfah’ of the Spring which displays the image of the cross.

The meaning of this word corresponds to the Hebrew word תור ‘tor.’  It is only through the resurrection that we will be formed into His image.

1Jn 3:1  See what manner of love the Father has given us, that we may be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it was not yet revealed what we shall be. But we know that if He is revealed, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.
1Co 1:18  For the Word of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.

Believers look to the Word of the cross.  The Word of the covenant.  Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).  Not by vision, not of images & symbols (2 Corinthians 5:7).

The covenant with God is His Word which was cut with Abraham at Passover (Genesis 15) and eternally solidified at Passover when Messiah hung on the tree.  The ‘covenant’ with the adversary was ‘cut’ in Genesis 3 at the tree of knowledge of good and evil and the ‘agreement’ of ‘ye shall not die’ was passed down through the ages via the mystery religions and was represented by the image of the cross.

The English word ‘resurrection’ comes from the Latin ‘resurrectionem’ which means a rising again from the dead from the root ‘resurgere’ which means to rise again.

Resurgere’ is the source of the English word ‘resurgent’ which means to ‘rise again’ from the root ‘surgere’ which means to rise as in a rising stream or fountain.  As mentioned previously, a fountain or spring is linked to the resurrection and is also the source of a thing in Hebrew thought.  The English word for ‘source’ comes from the Hebrew word שרש ‘sheresh’ which means the root of a plant.

 

According to Isaac Mozeson, שרש ‘sheresh’ is also the source of the Latin word ‘surgere’ which means to rise, as in a plant rising out of the ground.  Interestingly, the Hebrew word for rise is קם ‘qum’ which is speaking of a plant rising out of the ground.  A related word is כן ‘kun’ which is speaking of a seed planted in the ground which dies then ‘resurrects.’  When the seed opens the roots begin to form the base of the plant by going down into the soil. The plant rises out of the ground forming the stalk of the plant.

The word resurrect is not seen in the TaNaKH.  The two words just mentioned, כן ‘kun’ & קם ‘qum’ have the sense of rising but are not translated as resurrect in the Scriptures.  The first mention of the word resurrection is found in the book of Matthew.

Mat 22:23  On that day, Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him. And they questioned Him,
Mat 22:24  saying, Teacher, Moses said, If any should die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and shall raise up seed to his brother. Deut. 25:5
Mat 22:25  And seven brothers were with us. And having married, the first expired, and not having seed left his wife to his brother.
Mat 22:26  In the same way also the second, and the third, until the seven.
Mat 22:27  And last of all, the woman also died.
Mat 22:28  Then in the resurrection, of which of the seven will she be wife? For all had her.
Mat 22:29  And answering, Jesus said to them, You err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.
Mat 22:30  For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are as the angels of God in Heaven.
Mat 22:31  But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that spoken to you by God, saying:
Mat 22:32  “I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?” God is not God of the dead, but of the living. Ex. 3:6

This portion of Scripture is found in Exodus 3 where God declares His Name to Moses.  His Name is His Word/Mark.

Rom 1:1  Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2  which He promised before through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Rom 1:3  concerning His Son who came of the seed of David according to flesh,
Rom 1:4  who was marked out the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;

G3724
ὁρίζω
horizō
Thayer Definition:
1) to define
1a) to mark out the boundaries or limits (of any place or thing)
1b1) that which has been determined, acc. to appointment, decree
1b2) to ordain, determine, appoint
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G3725

It is only through the resurrection that we will be formed into His image.

1Jn 3:1  See what manner of love the Father has given us, that we may be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it was not yet revealed what we shall be. But we know that if He is revealed, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.

ὁρίζω ‘horizō’ is the source of the English word ‘horizon.’  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.


Rom 1:1  Paul, a slave of Jesus Christ, a called apostle, separated to the gospel of God,
Rom 1:2  which He promised before through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,
Rom 1:3  concerning His Son who came of the seed of David according to flesh,
Rom 1:4  who was marked out the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;

Murdock Aramaic Translation

Rom 1:4  and was made known as the Son of God, by power, and by the Holy Spirit,) who arose from the dead, Jesus Messiah, our Lord,


ואתידע  ‘vayteedah’ corresponds to the Hebrew ידע ‘yada’ – to make known.  The literally meaning of ידע ‘yada,’ is when man and woman come together and become one.  When the seed is planted in the womb.  This leads to a child being born, bursting forth from the womb.  Resurrection from the dead is the same concept.  The seed of the Word is planted in our hearts, this is the literally meaning of ‘born again’.  It literally means to be conceived from above.  We die, just as the seed must die in the earth.  We are then resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit as new creatures, just as the plant springs forth from the earth.

It was declared that He is the Son by the resurrection

Lamsa Aramaic Translation

Rom 1:4  who was marked out the Son of God in power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection of the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord;

 

Easter

Shadows of Messiah – Easter  (FULL VERSION)

Shadows of Messiah are seen in all creation which includes man and his holidays.  Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27).  Hence, more than any other part of creation, shadow pictures of Messiah are seen in relation to mankind.

 

Just as with Christmas and New Years, Easter  has some customs  which we are similar to customs of the heathen which Scripture warns us not to partake of (Jeremiah 10:2).  However, tracing these customs back to their source reveals they are founded upon the Truth of the Word, albeit in a corrupted form.

In Catholic belief, the mass originates from the Last Supper held between Messiah and His disciples which is said to have occurred on Good Friday.  In reality, this was a Passover meal but it is interesting to note that the word ‘mass’ traces back to the Hebrew word מצה ‘matsa’ which means unleavened bread.

The mass is called the Eucharist which comes from the Greek word εὐχαριστία ‘eucharistia’ which means to give thanks.  This is linked to the Lamb.

The eucharist is also known as ‘communion.’  The word communion in Greek is κοινωνία ‘koinōnia’ which means fellowship or union.  True unity will come when Messiah returns and regathers us (Isaiah 52:8; Jeremiah 3:17-18; 31:8-13; 50:3-7; Micah 2:12)  where we will be resurrected into His Image (1 Corinthians 15:49; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Psalm 17:15; Romans 8:28-30; Galatians 3:26-29; Hebrews 13:21).

The primary theme of Easter is resurrection and life which point to Messiah.  This is seen in the Etymology of the word Easter, east eggs and rabbits.

The East

Some believe Easter comes from the word ‘Eostre’ which is believed to have been the name of the goddess of the rising sun in the Spring.  This claim has very little legitimacy but the connection between “Easter” and the “east” is valid.

The English word ‘east’ traces back to the Hebrew word אש ‘esh’ which means fire or a strong pressing.  It is in the East that the sun (fire) rises each day which is a picture of the resurrection.

Others believe Easter traces back to the goddess Ishtar.  This claim has even less legitimacy but for the purpose of understanding we will look at the name Ishtar.

Ishtar comes from the Hebrew word עשתרת ‘ashtaroth’ which means a star from the word עשתרה ‘ashterah’ which means a flock.  These two concepts are connected.  If one looks at the names of the pagan gods one will find they almost always connect back to concrete meanings found in the Hebrew language.

Lamb Star connection

Psa 8:1  To the chief musician, on the harp. A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth; You have set Your glory above (על ‘al’ – above/on/upon) the heavens!

His Glory is seen in the heavens…What is the Glory of the LORD?  The Lamb of God (Revelation 21:23).  The Hebrew word for Glory is כבוד ‘kavod’ which comes from the root כב ‘kab’ which means a star:


עשתרה ‘ashterah’ traces back to the root אש ‘esh’ which means fire as mentioned above and is the source of the English word East.

April

The entire month of April was “easter-monadh.”  The English word ‘April’ comes from the Latin ‘mensis Aprilis’ which means month of Venus.  In Old English the month was called ‘Eastermonao’ which means Easter month.  From the Old French avril which traces back to the Latin ‘Aprilis’ which means Venus.

The Hebrew word for Venus is נגה ‘nagah ‘which means to shine and is the source of the Latin word ‘ignis’ which means to ignite or fire, which connects to the East אש ‘esh’ (fire) links seen above.


Venus is the bright and morning star.

Isaac Mozeson traces the Etymology of Venus back to the Hebrew word לבן ‘lavan’ which means white or shining.  White is associated with beauty and pureness as well as the resurrection of the righteous.  לבן ‘lavan’  is also the Hebrew word for the moon.  It is no surprise then that Venus/Ishtar is pictured with moon iconography.

Who is the true bright and morning star?  Messiah Jesus.

Rev 22:16  I, Jesus, sent My angel to testify these things to you over the assemblies. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the bright and morning Star.

The Greek word for morning is ὀρθρινός ‘orthrinos’ which is used in the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew word שכם ‘shakam’ which means the shoulder, but also to arise early (Genesis 22:3).  Recall this word is linked to the resurrection.

Isa 22:22  And the key of the house of David I will lay on his shoulder, so that he opens, and no one shuts; and he shuts, and no one opens.
Rev 3:7  And to the angel of the assembly in Philadelphia, write: These things says the Holy One, the True One, the One having “the key of David,” “the One opening, and no one shuts; and shuts, and no one opens:” Isa. 22:22
Luk 1:78  Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
Luk 1:79  To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Luk 1:80  And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.

In Luke 1:78 the dayspring/daystar is translated from the Greek word ἀνατολή ‘anatolē’which also is translated as East (Matthew 2:1-2,9; 8:11; 24:24; Luke 13:29; Revelation 7:2; 21:12-13).

ἀνατολή ‘anatolē’ is also used in the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew words מזרח ‘mizrach’ and קדם ‘qedem’ which mean the rising sun in the East as well as נגה ‘nogah’ which means shining and also is the Hebrew word for Venus.  Interestingly, ἀνατολή ‘anatolē’  is also used to translate the Hebrew word צמח ‘tsemach’ which means a branch, used specifically in reference to Messiah.

It is interesting to note that the BRANCH is used 5 times in Scripture {Isaiah 4:2; Jeremiah 23:5-6; 33:15-16; Zechariah 3:8-10; 6:12-13}.  Venus is linked to the number five as its rotation through the skies makes a pentagon shape.  From a fixed location over an eight year period (8 is the number of resurrection), the planet Venus travels a unique celestial pathway that exactly portrays a pentagram.

“As the orbi of Venus is closer to the sun than the earth’s position, she is never seen more than 48 degrees from the sun.  During a period of 247 days, Venus is visible as the Evening star that is, withing 48 degrees or less of the sun after the sun has set.  Then Venus comes too close to the sun for us to see her.  She remains invisible for 14 days, then reappears as the Morning star (or Eastern star) immediately before the sun rises in the east….Only Venus possesses the five-pointed star sign.”  {Carl Ljungman- Dictionary of Symbols}

Recall that the pentagram mathematically depicts the Fibonacci pattern.

The Gospel is connected with flesh. Where is the first reference to flesh? The union of Adam and Eve…a picture of Jesus and His Bride becoming one is  the fulfillment of the Good News.
Gen 2:21  And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh underneath.
Gen 2:22  And Jehovah God formed the rib which He had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man.
Gen 2:23  And the man said, This now at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh. For this shall be called Woman, because this has been taken out of man.
Gen 2:24  Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh
Eph 5:30  For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.
Eph 5:31  “For this, a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.” Gen. 2:24Eph 5:32  The mystery is great, but I speak as to Christ and as to the assembly.
The rib of Adam from whence his bride came out is linked to the number 5 which connects to the 5th day of creation and life.

חמשׁ ‘chamesh’ is used to translate multiple terms in Hebrew.  It is used for the number five/fifty, the hand, to be armed and the side of the body (fifth rib).

The ‘fifth rib’
H2570
חמשׁ
chômesh

This word is used in the following verses: 2Samuel 2:23; 3:27; 4:6; 20:10

Messiah was wounded in the side (‘the fifth rib’).

Joh 19:34  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a lance, and at once blood and water came out.

Adam’s bride came forth from his rib/side (Genesis 2:22) which is a picture of Messiah’s bride ‘coming forth’ when He offered Himself as an atonement to bring us back to God.  Interestingly, the year of Jubilee, which occurs every 50 (חמשים ‘chamashim’) years (Leviticus 25:10-13) began on the Day of Atonement.  The great trumpet (Isaiah 27:13) will be blown and those resurrected in the 1st resurrection will receive their inheritance in the land.  This is interesting because the shofar is in the Fibonacci sequence which the pattern the Most High uses in His creation of life.  The Fibonacci sequence is encoded with the number 5.

Eggs

The Hebrew word for egg is ביצה ‘beytsah’ which comes from the root בץ meaning mud.  Mud is mixture of water and earth, pointing back to Genesis 1:9-13 and the earth ‘rising’ out of the waters which is a picture of the resurrection.
The dividing of water and dirt and it’s connection to the resurrection is also seen in mud.


Deliverance is linked to being pulled up out of the mire.

Psa 40:2  And He drew me up from the pit of tumult, out of the miry clay; He lifted my feet on a rock; He directed my steps.

Interestingly, one of the Hebrew words for fine linen (Revelation 19:8, 14) comes from this root.


White/resurrection connection

Job 6:6  Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?

The word here for white is ריר ‘riyr’ which means the flowing of a liquid as in the yolk of an egg.  The word for egg  in Job 6:6 is חלמות ‘chalamut’ which comes from the root חלם ‘chalam’ which means to dream from the parent root חל ‘chal’ which means to pass through or change.  This is what the purpose of the egg is, a transitional home for the chick.

White is the color of resurrection

The garments designed for the priests were a shadow picture of the resurrected believers who are clothed in white, likened unto snow.  Being clothed with His righteousness is linked with the earth springing forth plants.

Isa 61:10  Rejoicing I will rejoice in Jehovah. My soul shall be joyful in my God. For He clothed me with garments of salvation; He put on me the robe of righteousness, even as a bridegroom dons as a priest his head-dress, and as a bride wears her ornaments.
Isa 61:11  For as the earth comes out with her buds, and as a garden causes that which is sown to grow, so the Lord Jehovah will make righteousness and praise to grow before all the nations.
Psa 132:9  Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your saints shout for joy.
Psa 132:16  And I will clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall surely shout.

The fine linen that the priests wore (Exodus 28:5, 8, 15 etc.) is from the following Hebrew word which means white & the number 6:

It is interesting to note that the Hebrew word for winter, חרף ‘charaph,’ comes from this same root חל ‘chal.’   Here the egg is linked to Spring, which is a picture of passing from death to life.  Winter is a picture of death, Spring a picture of life.

The fine linen that the priests wore (Exodus 28:5, 8, 15 etc.) is from the following Hebrew word which means white & the number 6:


The garments of the priest were worn to display that iniquity was not upon them (Exodus 28:43).  The white linen is the righteousness of the saints (Revelation 19:7-9).  What is Righteousness?  It is the Word/Messiah.

Coloring an egg is a picture of resurrection.

Baptism is a picture of a woman taking linen and dipping it into a colored dye where the linen or cloth becomes that color after being dipped into the water.  The act of dipping something into water so that it becomes new.

H2881
טבל
ṭâbal
BDB Definition:
1) to dip, dip into, plunge
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to dip in or into
1a2) to dip oneself
1b) (Niphal) to be dipped
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: a primitive root 

Interestingly, the word for color in Hebrew is צבע ‘tseva,’ which has a similar meaning as טבל ‘tebel,’ seen above.  To dip the finger (especially in blood) to color something.

pomegranate lilies

Pomegranates and lilies, both symbols of Easter, were carved on the pillars of the Temple which faced East.  The name ‘Ishtar’ comes from אשרה ‘asherah’ which means upright as a pillar.
1Ki 7:15  And he formed the two pillars of bronze; eighteen cubits was the height of the one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits went around the second pillar.
1Ki 7:16  And he made two capitals to put on the tops of the pillars, cast in bronze; five cubits was the height of the one capital, and five cubits the height of the second capital.
1Ki 7:17  He made gratings of network with twisted threads of chain-work, for the capitals on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital, and seven for the other capital.
1Ki 7:18  And he made the pillars. And two rows were all around on the one grating, to cover the capitals on the top with the pomegranates. And so he did for the other capital.
1Ki 7:19  And the capitals on the top of the pillars in the porch were lily-work, four cubits.
1Ki 7:20  And the capitals were on the two pillars, also above, over against the belly which was by the grating; and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows all around on the other capital.
1Ki 7:21  And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple. And he set up the right pillar and called its name Jachin. And he set up the left pillar, and called its name of Boaz.
1Ki 7:22  And on the top of the pillars was lily-work. So the work of the pillars was finished.

The Hebrew word for lily is שושן ‘shoshan’ which is referring to its white color, as well as 6 petals.  As seen above, this word is linked to the resurrection.

The lily is a picture of Messiah & His body/house

Son 2:1  I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

Hos 14:4  I will heal their backslidings; I will love them freely; for My anger has turned away from him.
Hos 14:5  I will be as the dew to Israel; he shall blossom as the lily and cast out his roots like Lebanon.
Hos 14:6  His branches shall go out, and his beauty shall be like the olive tree, and his scent as Lebanon to him.
Hos 14:7  They who live under his shadow shall return; they shall live like the grain, and blossom like the vine; their memorial shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

Exo 23:24  You shall not bow down to their gods, and you shall not serve them. And you shall not do according to their works. But tearing you shall tear them down, and smashing you shall smash their pillars.

The word for pillar in Exodus 23:24 is מצבה ‘matsevah’ which can mean a pillar, monument or stock/stump of a tree.  This is the word used in Genesis referring to the stone that Jacob anointed and proclaimed as Bethel.

Gen 28:18  And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar {מצבה ‘matsevah’}, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Gen 28:19  And he called the name of that place Bethel:: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Gen 35:14  And Jacob set up a pillar (מצבה ‘matsevah’) in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon {This is a strong reference to the Messiah, which means anointed one.}.
Gen 35:15  And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel  {בּית־אל ‘beytḣ’el’  – house of God}

Messiah is the image of God

2Co 4:4  in whom the god of this age has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the brightness of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.

The congregation of believers are to be the “image” of Messiah

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.
2Co 3:18  But we all with our face having been unveiled, having beheld the glory of the Lord in a mirror, are being changed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord Spirit.

His body = the Temple

Joh 2:19  Jesus said to them, Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.
Joh 2:20  Then the Jews said, This sanctuary was forty six years being built, and do You raise it up in three days?
Joh 2:21  But He spoke about the sanctuary of His body.

The Temple/Tabernacle = the Body

Exo 25:8  And let them make a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell in their midst.
2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

The Holy of Holies contained the ark of the covenant which had the Word within.  Our cells contain our DNA which is a physical picture of that Word.

The Olive tree = His Body = the Pillar/Bethel

Romans 11:16 the Root of the Olive Tree = Messiah

Rom 11:16  Now if the firstfruit is holy, so also the lump. And if the root is holy, so also the branches.
Isa 6:13  But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance{מצבת ‘matstsebeth’ – a monumental stone; also the stock of a tree: – pillar, substance.} is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed (Galatians 3:16) shall be the substance (מצבת ‘matstsebeth’) thereof.

ROOT = מצבת ‘matstsebeth’ = PILLAR

Gen 28:10  And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
Gen 28:11  And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
Gen 28:12  And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Gen 28:16  And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.
Gen 28:17  And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
Gen 28:18  And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Gen 28:19  And he called the name of that place Bethel:: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Gen 28:20  And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,
Gen 28:21  So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:
Gen 28:22  And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth {Isaiah 6:13} unto thee.
Gen 35:14  And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon.
Gen 35:15  And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel

Mat 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
1Ti 3:15  But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Eph 2:19  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Eph 2:20  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph 2:21  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

This is interesting to note.  Jacob’s pillar is connected with the ladder to Heaven.  Messiah applies this to Himself.  The ladder also points to DNA within our bodies which is the ‘word’ that creates our bodies.  Messiah is the Word made flesh who is the olive tree/tree of life which we can be grafted into through faith.  He is the body, we are members of that body through faith.  He is the Temple, we are the stones of the building by faith.

Rabbits

The Hebrew word for rabbit is ארנבת ‘arnevet’ which comes from a combination of ארן ‘aron’ which means ark or box (from the root אר meaning light/order) and the word ניב ‘niyv’ meaning fruit which comes from the root נב which means the ‘seed inside.’  Here is a picture of the Tabernacle where the seed/Word dwelt inside the ark.

Ark of the Covenant – DNA – Jacob’s Pillar

On a deeper level, there are connections between the ark of the covenant and Jacob’s pillar & DNA .

The ladder

Gen 28:11  And he came on a place and stayed the night there, for the sun had gone. And he took stones of the place and placed them at his head; and he lay down in that place.
Gen 28:12  And he dreamed. And, behold, a ladder was placed on the earth, its top reaching to the heavens. And, behold, the angels of God were going up and going down on it!

Gen 28:17  And he was afraid, and said, How fearful is this place! This is nothing except the house of God, and this is the door to Heaven.
Gen 28:18  And Jacob started up early in the morning and took the stone which he had placed at his head, and he placed it as a pillar; and he poured oil on the top of it.
Gen 28:19  And he called the name of that place, The House of God
{Bethel}. And yet the name of the city was at first Luz.
 
The ladder = Messiah

Joh 1:51  And He says to him, Truly, truly, I say to you, From now on you will see Heaven opened, and “the angels of God ascending and descending” on the Son of Man.

Messiah Jesus = the Word

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

DNA – Ladder


DNA & Language
Nucleotide    Character (Letter)
Codon        Letter
Gene        Word
Operon        Sentence
Regulon    Paragraph
DNA        Book
Simplified it could be said
Nucleotide bases    Letters
Codons            Words
Genes            Sentences
Book            DNA

DNA is a message from God.  The DNA molecule is just the carrier.  Similar to the Torah.  The Torah is the heart of God, His character/Image…the scrolls and books on which it is written is the carrier.

As George Williams puts it: “The gene is a package of information, not an object. The pattern of base pairs in a DNA molecule specifies the gene. But the DNA molecule is the medium, it’s not the message”

The DNA molecule is the instruction manual for the forming of amino acids which are made are the structural elements of proteins that turn into the biochemical units that drive all biological processes.  There are only 22 amino acids found in proteins.  Certain proteins are called enzymes.  They are catalysts (agents that are necessary for a reaction to occur but are not themselves changed in the process); others are called structural proteins which help to build cells and tissues.

If DNA can be thought of as the language of life, then the four bases can be seen as letters and the codons as arrangements of letters, or words. But like English, DNA’s language is more than words. Some codons function as punctuation marks, containing instructions to stop or start manufacturing a protein. This chemically simple yet stunningly complex DNA molecule dictates not only what proteins the organism will be made of, but how these proteins are to be arranged.

We have seen that one codon contains the instructions for one amino acid, and that sequences of codons specify the production of proteins. Groups of codons that have been arranged in “grammatically” correct sentences to form specific proteins are called “genes”.

DNA contains all the information needed to perpetuate life. This information builds in complexity from nucleotides to codons to genes, ultimately giving the complete text to form the body.

His body = the Temple

Joh 2:19  Jesus said to them, Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.
Joh 2:20  Then the Jews said, This sanctuary was forty six years being built, and do You raise it up in three days?
Joh 2:21  But He spoke about the sanctuary of His body.

 
The Temple/Tabernacle = the Body

Exo 25:8  And let them make a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell in their midst.
2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Rising of the Sun


The rising of the sun each day at dawn is a picture of the resurrection of Messiah.  There are multiple Hebrew words speaking of dawn.  The first is זרח ‘zarach’ which comes from the root רח ‘rach’ which means breath or Spirit.  The word מזרח ‘mizrach’ which means East also comes from this root רח ‘rach.’

1Pe 3:18  Because even Christ once suffered concerning sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God; indeed being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the Spirit;
Rom 8:11  But if the Spirit of the One having raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the One having raised the Christ from the dead will also make your mortal bodies live through the indwelling of His Spirit in you.

The next word for dawn is שחר ‘shachar’ which comes from the root שח which means a dark place or the pit.  This is speaking of the sun rising from the ‘pit’ which again is a picture of Messiah rising from the dead.

It is interesting to note that 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.

 Firstfruits



Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of the Messiah, which traces back to the shadow picture which was rehearsed for over a thousand years by the wave sheaf offering the day after the sabbath during the week of Passover/Unleavened Bread.

Lev 23:10  Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them, When you come in to the land which I am giving to you, and have reaped its harvest, and have brought in the sheaf, or the beginning of your harvest, to the priest,
Lev 23:11  then he shall wave the sheaf before Jehovah for your acceptance; on the morrow of the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
Lev 23:12  And you shall prepare a lamb in the day you wave the sheaf, one without blemish, a son of a year, for a burnt offering to Jehovah.
Lev 23:13  And its food offering shall be two tenths part of flour mixed with oil, a fire offering to Jehovah, a sweet fragrance; and its drink offering, a fourth of a hin of wine.
Lev 23:14  And you shall not eat bread, nor roasted grain, nor fresh ears, until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God; it is a never ending statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Wave Sheaf Offering

Ronald Dart of Christian Education Ministries noted that there was a Jewish/Christian observance on the Sunday after the Passover crucifixion:

“On the evening after the Sabbath was over, the very first sheaf of grain of the early harvest was cut from the ground. It was prepared that night by threshing the barley from the chaff and then parching it over a fire. The next morning, the priest lifted an omer of the grain to God as the presentation of the firstfruits of the harvest. Now, compare this to Christian theology of the resurrection.

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming (1 Corinthians 15:20-23).

It is clear enough that, in referring to “Christ the firstfruits, Paul is referring directly to that first sheaf offered on the morning after the Sabbath by the priest. His wording leaves no room for doubt. James will refer to this as well: “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures” (James 1:18). What we see here is Christ as the first of the firstfruits in the resurrection, with the remainder of the firstfruits to follow at his coming.

So this particular Sunday was important to both Jews and Christians. To Jews, it was the day of the offering of the firstfruits, the first day of the seven weeks to the Feast of Firstfruits. To Christians, it was the morning of Jesus’ presentation to the Father and of his first appearances to his disciples after his resurrection from the dead. And it was the first day of the seven weeks to Pentecost.

For the first Christians, the symbolism of the Jewish observance was seen to point directly to Christ. The connection was clear and strong from the start. The early church had not adopted a calendar different from that of the Jewish majority in the first century, the calendar was crucial, because it defined the time of observance of the feasts. There is not a word in the New Testament to suggest any change from the Jewish observance…so the comparison between liturgy and events was, to them, even more apparent.

Now consider this carefully. This Sunday was celebrated early on as the day of Christ’s first appearances after his resurrection. It was an anniversary that appeared on the Jewish calendar on the first Sunday after Passover every year. As explained in the last chapter, every place in the New Testament where you see the expression “The first day of the week” it is referring, not to a Sunday, but to a singular day of the year. The first day of the seven Sabbaths or weeks leading up to Pentecost. It is an annual, not a weekly observance. It was, for want of a better term, “wave sheaf Sunday” (Ronald Dart From Passover to Easter. April 12, 2006).

Deu 16:9  You shall number to yourself seven weeks. When the sickle begins to reap in the standing grain, you shall begin to number seven weeks.
Deu 16:10  And you shall keep the Feast of Weeks to Jehovah your God according to the measure of the freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give according as Jehovah your God blesses you.
1Co 15:20  But now Christ has been raised from the dead; He became the firstfruit of those having fallen asleep.
1Co 15:21  For since death is through man, also through a Man is a resurrection of the dead;
1Co 15:22  for as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
1Co 15:23  But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruit; afterward those of Christ at His coming.
Lev 23:10  Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them, When you come in to the land which I am giving to you, and have reaped its harvest, and have brought in the sheaf, or the beginning of your harvest, to the priest,
Lev 23:11  then he shall wave the sheaf before Jehovah for your acceptance; on the morrow of the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
Lev 23:12  And you shall prepare a lamb in the day you wave the sheaf, one without blemish, a son of a year, for a burnt offering to Jehovah.
Lev 23:13  And its food offering shall be two tenths part of flour mixed with oil, a fire offering to Jehovah, a sweet fragrance; and its drink offering, a fourth of a hin of wine.
Lev 23:14  And you shall not eat bread, nor roasted grain, nor fresh ears, until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God; it is a never ending statute throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
Lev 23:15  And you shall number to you from the next day after the sabbath, from the day you bring in the sheaf of the wave offering; they shall be seven complete sabbaths;
Lev 23:16  the next day after the seventh sabbath, you shall number fifty days; and you shall bring near a new food offering to Jehovah;
Lev 23:17  you shall bring in bread out of your dwellings for a wave offering, two loaves; they shall be of two tenth ephah of flour; they shall be baked with leaven; firstfruits to Jehovah.
Lev 23:18  And besides the bread, you shall offer seven lambs, without blemish, sons of a year, and one bull, a son of the herd, and two rams; they are a burnt offering to Jehovah, with their food offering and their drink offerings, a fire offering of soothing fragrance to Jehovah.
Lev 23:19  And you shall offer one he-goat for a sin offering, and two lambs, sons of a year, for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
Lev 23:20  And the priest shall wave them, besides the bread of the firstfruits, a wave offering before Jehovah, besides the two lambs; they are holy to Jehovah for the priest.
Lev 23:21  And you shall make a proclamation on this same day; it is a holy gathering to you. You shall do no work of service. It is a never ending statute in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

According to the Talmud, Menachot 10:4, after the wave sheaf was reaped the priests would parch it with fire and beat it with reeds and stems of the plants so that the grains would not be crushed.  Here is a picture of the sufferings of Messiah (Isaiah 53) who was beaten and ‘parched with fire’ yet without a bone being broken (John 19:36).

Firstfruits – Firstborn

In Hebrew, the firstfruits and the first born are the same, from the word בכר ‘bakar’ which means the choicest one.

Exo 13:12  you shall set apart to Jehovah every one opening the womb, and every firstling, the offspring of animals which are yours; the males are Jehovah‘s.
Exo 13:13  And every firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a flock animal. And if you do not redeem, you shall break its neck. And every first-born of men among your sons you shall redeem.
Exo 13:14  And it shall be when your son asks you in the future, saying, What is this? You shall say to him, Jehovah brought us out from Egypt by the might of His hand, from the house of slaves.
Exo 13:15  And it happened when Pharaoh hardened himself against sending us away, Jehovah killed every first-born one in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of men even to the first-born of animals. On account of this I sacrifice to Jehovah every one of the males opening the womb, and I redeem every first-born of my sons.
Exo 13:16  And it shall be for a sign on your hand, and frontlets between your eyes. For Jehovah brought us out from Egypt by the might of His hand.

The 1st born had to have No blemishes

Deu 15:19  The firstling males that are born of your herd and of your flock, you shall sanctify to Jehovah your God. You shall do no work with the firstling of your ox, nor shear the firstling of your flock.
Deu 15:20  You shall eat it before Jehovah your God year by year in the place which Jehovah shall choose, you and your household.
Deu 15:21  And if there is any blemish in it, lameness, or blindness, or any evil blemish whatever, you shall not sacrifice it to Jehovah your God.

Jesus had no blemishes

Col 1:18  And He is the Head of the body, the assembly, who is the Beginning, the First-born out of the dead, that He be preeminent in all things;
1Pe 1:18  knowing that not with corruptible things, silver or gold, were you redeemed from your worthless way of life handed down from your fathers,
1Pe 1:19  but with precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot,

We are without blemish in Him

Jud 1:24  Now to Him being able to keep you without stumbling, and to set you before His glory without blemish, with unspeakable joy;
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.

1st born connected w/ passing over (Ivrim)

Exo 13:12  you shall set apart (עבר ‘avar’ pass over) to Jehovah every one opening the womb, and every firstling, the offspring of animals which are yours; the males are Jehovah‘s.

Israel is the “beginning” ראשׁית ‘reshiyt’
 
Jer 2:3  Israel was holy to Jehovah, the first fruits {ראשׁית ‘reshiyt’}  of His increase. All that devour him become guilty; evil shall come on them, declares Jehovah.
Isa 63:19  We are of old (מעולם ‘me’olam’); You never ruled over them. Your name was never called on them.
Rev 17:8  The beast which you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss, and goes to perdition. And those dwelling on the earth will marvel, the ones whose names have not been written on the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, seeing the beast, that it was a thing, and is not, yet now is.
Mat 25:34  Then the King will say to those on His right, Come, the blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Eph 1:4  even as He elected us in Him before the foundation of the world, for us to be holy and without blemish before Him in love,
Tit 1:1  Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ according to the faith of the elect of God and full knowledge of the truth according to godliness,
Tit 1:2  on hope of eternal life which the God who does not lie promised before the eternal times,
Tit 1:3  but revealed in its own times in a proclamation of His Word, with which I was entrusted by the command of our Savior God;
1Pe 1:17  And if you call on the Father, the One judging according to the work of each one without respect of faces pass the time of your sojourning in fear,
1Pe 1:18  knowing that not with corruptible things, silver or gold, were you redeemed from your worthless way of life handed down from your fathers,
1Pe 1:19  but with precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot,
1Pe 1:20  indeed having been foreknown before the foundation of the world, but revealed in the last times because of you,
1Pe 1:21  the ones believing in God through Him, He raising Him from the dead, and giving glory to Him so that your faith and hope may be in God.

The resurrection

1Co 15:20  But now Christ has been raised from the dead; He became the firstfruit of those having fallen asleep.
1Co 15:21  For since death is through man, also through a Man is a resurrection of the dead;
1Co 15:22  for as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.
1Co 15:23  But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruit; afterward those of Christ at His coming.
1Co 15:24  Then is the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God, even the Father, when He makes to cease all rule and all authority and power.
Rom 8:28  But we know that to the ones loving God all things work together for good, to those being called according to purpose;
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 is holy, so also the lump. And if the root is holy, so also the branches.

RESURRECTED BELIEVERS

Heb 12:22  But you have drawn near Mount Zion (Isaiah 2, Psalm 87) even the city of the living God, to a heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels,
Heb 12:23  and to a gathering, an assembly of the first-born ones having been enrolled in Heaven; and to God the Judge of all, and to spirits of just ones who have been perfected;
Jas 1:18  Having purposed, He brought us forth by the Word of truth, for us to be a certain firstfruit of His creatures.
Jer 2:3  Israel was holy to Jehovah, the firstfruits of His increase. All that devour him become guilty; evil shall come on them, declares Jehovah.

144,000… again recall that 144 is a Fibonacci number.

Rev 14:3  And they sing as a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty four thousands, those having been redeemed from the earth.
Rev 14:4  These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones following the Lamb wherever He may go. These were redeemed from among men as a firstfruit to God and to the Lamb.

The 1st resurrection

Rev 20:4  And I saw thrones, and they sat on them. And judgment was given to them, and the souls of the ones having been beheaded because of the witness of Jesus, and because of the Word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast nor its image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Rev 20:5  But the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.
Rev 20:6  Blessed and holy is the one having part in the first resurrection. The second death has no authority over these, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and will reign with Him a thousand years.

The seed that the LORD has blessed

Isa 65:22  They shall not build, and another live in them; they shall not plant, and another eat. For like the days of the tree are the days of My people; and My elect shall grow old to the work of their hands.
Isa 65:23  They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for terror. For they are the seed of the beloved ones of Jehovah, and their offspring with them.
Rom 11:16  Now if the firstfruit is holy, so also the lump. And if the root is holy, so also the branches.
Isa 6:13  But yet a tenth shall be in it, and it shall return and be consumed like the terebinth and like the oak that in being felled yet has its stump (the holy seed is its stump).

The Priesthood originally was the 1stborn

Exo 4:22  And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
Jer 2:3  Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.
Exo 13:2  Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
Exo 24:4  And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Exo 24:5  And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
Then transferred to the Levites
Num 3:12  And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;
Num 3:13  Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the LORD.
Num 3:41  And thou shalt take the Levites for me (I am the LORD) instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel.
Num 18:6  And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.
 
Transferred back to the 1st born/Melchizedek priesthood

Isa 61:6  But you shall be called, Priests of Jehovah; it will be said of you, Ministers of our God. You shall eat the wealth of the nations, and you shall revel in their glory.
Isa 61:9  And their seed shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed that Jehovah has blessed.
Isa 61:10  Rejoicing I will rejoice in Jehovah. My soul shall be joyful in my God. For He clothed me with garments of salvation; He put on me the robe of righteousness, even as a bridegroom dons as a priest his head-dress, and as a bride wears her ornaments.
Isa 61:9  And their seed shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed that Jehovah has blessed.
Isa 61:10  Rejoicing I will rejoice in Jehovah. My soul shall be joyful in my God. For He clothed me with garments of salvation; He put on me the robe of righteousness, even as a bridegroom dons as a priest his head-dress, and as a bride wears her ornaments.

Priests covered in the garments of salvation (ישועה ‘yeshuah,’ the source of the name Jesus)

Psa 132:9  Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let Your saints shout for joy.
Psa 132:16  And I will clothe her priests with salvation; and her saints shall surely shout.
Rev 6:10  And they cried with a great voice, saying, Until when, holy and true Master, do You not judge and take vengeance for our blood, from those dwelling on the earth?
Rev 6:11  And there was given to each one a white robe. And it was said to them that they should rest yet a little time, until might be fulfilled also the number of their fellow-slaves and their brothers, those being about to be killed, even as they.
Rev 7:9  After these things I saw, and behold, a great crowd which no one was able to number them, out of every nation, even tribes and peoples and tongues, standing in front of the throne, and before the Lamb, having been clothed with white robes, and in their hands palm branches.
Rev 7:13  And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These, the ones having been clothed in the white robes, who are they, and from where did they come?
Rev 7:14  And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are those coming out of the great tribulation; and they washed their robes and whitened them in the blood of the Lamb.
Rev 7:15  Because of this they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His sanctuary. And He sitting on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.
Rev 7:16  And they will not hunger still, nor will they thirst still, nor at all shall fall on them the sun, nor any kind of heat.
Rev 7:17  Because the Lamb in the midst of the throne will shepherd them, and will lead them on living springs of waters; and God will wipe off every tear from their eyes.
Rev 19:6  And I heard as a sound of a numerous crowd, and as a sound of many waters, and as a sound of strong thunders, saying, Hallelujah! Because the Lord God Almighty reigned.
Rev 19:7  Let us rejoice and let us exult, and we will give glory to Him, because the marriage of the Lamb came, and His wife prepared herself.
Rev 19:8  And it was given to her that she be clothed in fine linen, pure and bright; for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints.
Rev 19:9  And he says to me, Write: Blessed are the ones having been called to the supper of the marriage of the Lamb. And he says to me, These Words of God are true.
Rev 1:5  even from Jesus Christ the Faithful Witness, the First-born out of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him loving us and washing us from our sins by His blood,
Rev 1:6  and made us kings and priests to God, even His Father. To Him is the glory and the might forever and ever. Amen.
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 20:6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Israel to be kings and priests

Exo 19:5  Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
1Pe 2:5  Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

1st born=1st fruit

Deu 21:17  But he shall acknowledge the first-born, the son of the hated one, by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the firstfruit of his strength, the right of the first-born is his.
Exo 4:22  And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
Jer 2:3  Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.
Exo 13:2  Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
Exo 24:4  And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Exo 24:5  And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen unto the LORD.
Num 3:12  And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;
Jas 1:18  Having purposed, He brought us forth by the Word of truth, for us to be a certain firstfruit of His creatures.
Jer 2:3  Israel was holy to Jehovah, the firstfruits (ראשׁית) of His increase. All that devour him become guilty; evil shall come on them, declares Jehovah.
Amo 6:1  Woe to those at ease in Zion, and those trusting in the mountain of Samaria, those noted as the leader (ראשׁית ‘reshiyt’) of the nations! And the house of Israel came to them.
Rev 14:3  And they sing as a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty four thousands, those having been redeemed from the earth.
Rev 14:4  These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones following the Lamb wherever He may go. These were redeemed from among men as a firstfruit to God and to the Lamb.

In Hebrew the word for redemption is פדת ‘padut’ which means to bring back to an original state.


פד ‘pad’ means to bring back to an original state.  When the letter ת ‘tav’ is added it means that redemption comes through the cross/covenant of Messiah Jesus.

This is what redemption is, to bring back man to the state of Adam before he fell.  This can only be done through Christ Jesus.  The sons of God are those who are adopted and redeemed through Messiah Jesus (Romans 8:11-39).

Redemption of the 1st born…pointing back to Passover and especially referring to Messiah Jesus.

Exo 13:15  And it happened when Pharaoh hardened himself against sending us away, Jehovah killed every first-born one in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of men even to the first-born of animals. On account of this I sacrifice to Jehovah every one of the males opening the womb, and I redeem every first-born of my sons.
Exo 13:16  And it shall be for a sign on your hand, and frontlets between your eyes. For
Jehovah brought us out from Egypt by the might of His hand.

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. 

We are marked by the Name/Torah/Jesus

Rev 7:3  Do not harm the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we seal the slaves of our God on their foreheads.
Rev 7:4  And I heard the number of those having been sealed: one hundred forty four thousands, having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:
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 14:2  And I heard a sound out of Heaven, as a sound of many waters, and as a sound of great thunder. Also I heard a sound of harpers harping on their harps.
Rev 14:3  And they sing as a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty four thousands, those having been redeemed from the earth.
Rev 14:4  These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones following the Lamb wherever He may go. These were redeemed from among men as a firstfruit to God and to the Lamb.
Rev 14:5  And no guile was found in their mouth, for they are without blemish before the throne of God.

Exodus 8:23 Distinction=redemption=sign=ephod=mark of God?

Exo 8:23  And I will put redemption (KJV distinction) between My people and your people. This miracle shall be for tomorrow.
 

Brought back to an original state.  A sinless state.  Like the Last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45).

1Jn 3:1  See what manner of love the Father has given us, that we may be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it was not yet revealed what we shall be. But we know that if He is revealed, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.

We shall be in His image.   The Sons of God (Romans 8) will be clothed in the garments of righteousness and salvation (ישועה ‘yeshuah’).

The 144,00 are the firstborn, the priests…redeemed from the earth.

The “distinction” is seen in the end

Mal 3:16  Then those fearing Jehovah spoke together, each man to his neighbor. And Jehovah gave attention and heard. And a Book of Remembrance was written before Him for those who feared Jehovah, and for those esteeming His name.
Mal 3:17  And they shall be Mine, says
Jehovah of Hosts, for the day that I will make up My treasure. And I will pity them as a man has pity on his son who serves him.
Mal 3:18  Then you shall again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.

Fruit


The English word fruit traces back to the Hebrew word for fruit which is פרות ‘parot’ from the root פר ‘par.’  All fruit comes forth from a flower.  The Hebrew word for flower is פרח ‘parach’ which is a combination of the words פר ‘par’ which means fruit and רח ‘rach’ which means scent or aroma.  The fruit that smells…this describes perfectly the flower.  רח is also the root of the word רוח ‘ruach’ which means wind or spirit in Hebrew.

The fruit is in reality a part of the ovaries of the flower which become seeds after ‘double fertilization’ which then produce fruit.  The Word is likened to seed (Luke 8:11).  The fruit is the actions and words that come forth from man who is born again by the Word (1Peter 1:23; 1John 3:0; James 1:18, 21).

The Fruit of the Spirit

Gal 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gal 5:23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

There are 9 fruit of the Spirit, which correspond to 9 gifts of the Spirit

1Co 12:6  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
1Co 12:7  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1Co 12:8  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom (1); to another the word of knowledge (2) by the same Spirit;
1Co 12:9  To another faith (3) by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing (4) by the same Spirit;
1Co 12:10  To another the working of miracles (5); to another prophecy (6); to another discerning of spirits (7); to another divers kinds of tongues (8); to another the interpretation of tongues (9):
1Co 12:11  But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

The Hebrew word for nine is תשע ‘tesha’ which comes from the root שע meaning the shepherd.

This is also the root of the word ישועה ‘yeshuah’ from whence comes the name of our Savior.  It is also interesting to note that the word פר ‘par’ (fruit) has the numerical value of 280 which is equivalent to the word רעי ‘roi’ which means ‘my shepherd’ (Psalm 23:1).

The fruit that is formed from the flower occurs in the ‘gynoecium’ of the flower.

Gynoecium comes from the Greek words γυνή, gyne, meaning woman, and οἶκος ‘oikos,’ meaning house.  Ιt is interesting to note that the Hebrew letter ב ‘bet’ which means a house, consisted of 2 sections (double fertilizatoin) held up by 9 poles.  Amazingly, another Hebrew word for fruit is אב ‘av’ which also means a pole.

The Enlarged Bet

This first letter of the Scriptures is enlarged.  This is one of the peculiar letters in the Scriptures which is not the normal size.  Messiah Jesus may of referred to these as ‘jots and tittles’ in Matthew 5:18.  The letter ב ‘bet’ means a house.

This is the primary purpose of Creation.  The Almighty desired to have a physical dwelling.  To build a house, a man takes a bride who establishes the home where children are born and raised.  This is the desire of our Creator.  To have a physical dwelling with His bride where many sons will be brought to glory (Hebrews 2:10).

The fertilization process of the flower begins when the pollen (which means ash or ground seeds) a picture of the carnal nature of man (Genesis 18:27) is carried by the wind (which in Hebrew is רוח ‘ruach’ the same word for Spirit) or an insect to the stigma of a compatible flower.  The bristly hairs on the pollen carrying insects is called ‘scopa’ from a Latin word meaning a broom.  This traces back to the Hebrew word סחף ‘sachaf’ which means to be swept away.

The pollen comes forth from the stamen of the flower.  The word stamen traces back to the Hebrew word שתום ‘shatom’ which is used in the Bible in reference to a man whose eyes have been opened.

Num 24:3  And he took up his parable and said, The saying of Balaam the son of Beor, and the saying of the man whose eyes have been opened {שתום ‘shatom’}.

This begins the process of carnal man being born again.  This is what fruit coming forth from a flower is representing.

Interestingly, the word stamen also is linked to the Greek word ‘stoma’ which means the mouth.  A mouth is an ‘opening’ which is why the etymology traces back to שתום ‘shatom’ which means open.

Rom 10:8  But what does it say? “The Word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the Word of faith which we proclaim) Deuteronomy 30:12-14.
Rom 10:9  Because if you confess the Lord Jesus with your mouth, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Rom 10:10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.

The pollen (Word) comes forth from the mouth.  It is carried upon the wind (Spirit) to the stigma of another flower.  The stigma is the mark, or the ‘ears.’

Rom 10:11  For the Scripture says, “Everyone believing on Him will not be put to shame.” Isa. 28:16
Rom 10:12  For there is no difference both of Jew and of Greek, for the same Lord of all is rich toward all the ones calling on Him.
Rom 10:13  For everyone, “whoever may call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Joel 2:32
Rom 10:14  How then may they call on One into whom they have not believed? And how may they believe One of whom they have not heard? And how may they hear without preaching?
Rom 10:15  And how may they preach if they are not sent? Even as it has been written, “How beautiful” “the feet of those preaching the gospel of peace, of those preaching the gospel of good things.” Isa. 52:7
Rom 10:16  But not all obeyed the gospel, for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” Isa. 53:1
Rom 10:17  Then faith is of hearing, and hearing through the Word of God.
Deu 6:4  Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.
Deu 6:5  And you shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
Deu 6:6  And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be on your heart.
Deu 6:7  And you shall teach them to your sons, and shall speak of them as you sit in your house, and as you walk in the way, and as you are lying down, and as you are rising up.
Deu 6:8  And you shall bind them for a sign on your hand; and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
Deu 6:9  And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house, and on your gates.

The pollen adheres to the stigma and germinates when moisture is taken in.

The Word is His Seed

Luk 8:11  And this is the parable: The seed is the Word of God.
Luk 8:12  And those by the roadside are those who hear, then the Devil comes and takes away the Word from their heart, lest believing they may be saved.
Luk 8:13  And those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the Word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of trial draw back.
Luk 8:14  And those falling in the thorn bushes, these are those hearing, but under cares and riches and pleasures of life, moving along, they are choked, and do not bear to maturity.
Luk 8:15  And those in the good ground, these are the ones who in a right and good heart, hearing the Word, they hold it and bear fruit in patience.

The Word is the seed, but a seed needs water in order for it to spring forth into life and bring forth fruit

The Spirit is likened unto water

Isa 44:3  For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
Eze 36:25  Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
Eze 36:26  A new heart {circumcision of the heart} also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Eze 36:27  And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

His Word is His Spirit

Joh 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Born again from above by the Spirit/Word

Tit 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Tit 3:5 He saved us, not by works of righteousness which we have done but according to His compassion, through the washing of rebirth, and renewal by the Set-apart Spirit,
1Pe 1:23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1Jo 3:9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Jam 1:18  Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Jas 1:21  On account of this, putting away all filthiness and overflowing of evil, in meekness receive the implanted Word being able to save your souls.

A pollen tube is then formed that reaches down through the style to fertilize the ovary at the bottom.  In Hebrew the word for a tube is אבוב ‘avoov’ which can also mean a vine.

Joh 15:1  I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
Joh 15:2  Every branch in Me not bearing fruit, He takes it away; and each one bearing fruit, He prunes, so that it may bear more fruit.
Joh 15:3  You are already pruned because of the Word which I have spoken to you.
Joh 15:4  Remain in Me, and I in you. As the branch is not able to bear fruit of itself, unless it remain in the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me.
Joh 15:5  I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one abiding in Me, and I in him, this one bears much fruit, because apart from Me you are not able to execute, nothing.

The English word ‘style’ comes from the Latin word ‘stilus’ meaning a stake or an instrument for writing.  Here is a picture of the crucifixion.  The stigma is the word for a mark and also the wounds in the hands of the Messiah.  The style is the stake upon which He took upon our sins.  Here is also a picture of sinful man dying to the flesh through Messiah.

Php 3:14  I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Rom 6:3  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
Rom 6:5  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
1Pe 4:12  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
1Pe 4:13  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
1Pe 4:14  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

The Latin word ‘stilus’ traces back further to the Hebrew word צורה ‘tsurah’ which is the word for the flint used by the ancients to circumcise their flesh (Exodus 4:25).

Col 2:11  In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Col 2:12  Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Col 2:13  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

The pollen travels down the pollen tube where it fertilizes the ovaries to produce fruit.  The word ovary comes from the Hebrew word עוף ‘oph’ which is speaking of the wings of a bird.
This is speaking of abiding under the shadow of His wings as the little guy in His Eye.  Truly knowing Him.  Abiding under the shadow of His wings as the little guy in His Eye is intimately linked to the crucifixion of Messiah.

The Hebrew word for ‘to know’ is דע ‘dah’ which literally means the door of the eyes.  Abiding under the shadow of His wings in a close relationship where you see yourself as a little guy in the ‘door of His eyes.’

1Pe 1:23  Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Joh 17:3  And this is everlasting life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent.
Eph 3:17  that through faith Christ may dwell in your hearts, having been rooted and founded in love,
Eph 3:18  that you may be given strength to grasp, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and depth and height,
Eph 3:19  and to know the surpassing knowledge and love of Christ, that you may be filled to all the fullness of God.

When we know Him, then we can bear His fruit.

Jer 31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will cut with the house of Israel: After those days, declares Jehovah, I will put My Law in their inward parts, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Jer 31:34  And they shall no longer each man teach his neighbor, and each man his brother, saying, Know Jehovah. For they shall all know Me, from the least of them even to the greatest of them, declares Jehovah. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sins no more.
1Jn 2:3  And by this we know that we have known Him, if we keep His commands.

Passover




1Co 5:7  Then purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us.

Messiah is the Lamb of God, sacrificed for the sins of mankind (Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:19; Revelation 5:6, 12).

Rom 3:24  being justified freely by His grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
Rom 3:25  whom God set forth as a propitiation through faith in His blood, as a demonstration of His righteousness through the passing over of the sins that had taken place before, in the forbearance of God,
Rom 3:26  for a demonstration of His righteousness in the present time, for His being just and justifying the one that is of the faith of Jesus.

The Greek word ‘passing over’ in verse 25 is πάρεσις ‘paresis’ which is translated in the King James Version as remission.  Webster defines remission as a ‘release,’ ‘forgiveness,’ or ‘pardon.’  The giving up of the punishment due to a crime.

Albert Barnes on Romans 3:25
For the remission of sins – Margin, “Passing over.” The word used here πάρεσιν  paresin occurs no where else in the New Testament, nor in the Septuagint. It means “passing by,” as not noticing, and hence, forgiving. A similar idea occurs in 2Sa_24:10, and Mic_7:18. “Who is a God like unto thee, that passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance?” In Romans it means for the “pardoning,” or in order to pardon past transgression.

2Sa 24:10  And after he had numbered the people, the heart of David struck him. And David said to Jehovah , I have sinned greatly in that which I have done. And now, O Jehovah, I pray, take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.
Mic 7:18  Who is a God like You, forgiving iniquity and passing by the transgression of the remnant of His possession? He does not make strong His anger forever, for He delights in grace.

‘Take away’ in 2 Samuel 24:10 and ‘passing by’ in Micah 7:18 comes from the Hebrew word עבר ‘avar’ which means to pass over.

Deliverance

Exo 12:26  And it shall be, when your sons say to you, What is this service to you?
Exo 12:27  Then you shall say, A sacrifice of a passover of Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He struck Egypt. And He delivered our houses. And the people bowed and worshiped.

The Hebrew word for deliver is נצל ‘natsal’ which comes from the root צל ‘tsel’ which means a shadow.

Isa 31:5  As birds that fly, so Jehovah of Hosts will shield over Jerusalem; shielding and delivering, and passing over, He will save it.

The word in Isaiah 31:5 for shield is גנן ‘ganan’ which is speaking of the walls that protect a garden or sheepfold.  Delivering is this same Hebrew word נצל ‘natsal.’  Passing over is פסח ‘pasach’ from whence comes the word ‘Passover.’  Here the imagery of Passover is displayed as God is likened to an eagle under whose wings we are gathered to be saved from our enemies.

Psa 17:8  Keep me as the pupil, the daughter of the eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings,
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.
Deu 32:11  As the eagle stirs up its nest; it hovers over its young; it spreads out its wings and takes it, and bears it on its wing.
Zec 2:5 And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, and I will be for glory in her midst, declares Jehovah.
Zec 2:8  For so says Jehovah of Hosts: He has sent Me after glory, to the nations who plundered you; for he who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.
Psa 91:1  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide in the shade of the Almighty.
Psa 91:2  I will say to Jehovah: My Refuge and my Fortress, my God; I will trust in Him.
Psa 91:3  For He delivers {נצל ‘natsal’} you from the fowler’s snare, from destruction’s plague.
Psa 91:4  With His feathers He will cover you, and under His wings you shall seek refuge; His truth is a shield and buckler.
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.

רחף ‘rachaf’ comes from the root:

Messiah is the door that we enter in order to abide in His ‘House’ (John10:7) it is through Him that we are covered/hidden.  This is the definition of who the Israel of God is (Galatians 6:16)…His hidden ones (Psalm 83:3).  It is by the covenant cut in Messiah (Daniel 9:26; Isaiah 42:6) by His sacrifice on the tree that we are covered (1 John 1:7).  It is through His Outstretched Arms (wings) that Messiah is calling us (John 3:14; 12:32) and gathering us together as a Shepherd does His flock (John 10:14-16).  This is how we enter the Door into the House, this is how we are declared innocent and pure in His eyes.  This is how we become His friends and enter into His tents in an intimate relationship.


חף ‘chaph’ is the root for the word חופה ‘chuppah’/wedding canopy

Abiding under the shadow of His wings and being in ‘marriage covenant’ with Him through Messiah is one and the same thing.

The canopy as a covering is connected with being the ‘little guy in His eye

Zec 2:8  For so says Jehovah of Hosts: He has sent Me after glory, to the nations who plundered you; for he who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.
Zec 2:5 And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, and I will be for glory in her midst, declares Jehovah.
Isa 4:2  In that day the Branch of Jehovah will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth for pride and for glory for the survivors of Israel.
Isa 4:3  And it shall be, he remaining in Zion, and he who is left in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, every one who is written among the living in Jerusalem;
Isa 4:4  when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and the blood of Jerusalem shall have been rinsed away from its midst by a spirit of judgment, and by a spirit of burning.
Isa 4:5  Then
Jehovah will create a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, over all the site of Mount Zion, and over her assemblies; for on all the glory will be a canopy (חופה ‘chuppah’).
Isa 4:6  And there shall be a booth for a shade from the heat, and for a refuge, and for a hiding place from storm and rain. 

פסח ‘pasach/pesach’ is used 74 times in Scripture.  This corresponds to the numerical value of the Hebrew word למד ‘lamad’ which is speaking of the guidance/teaching of the Shepherd.  This is also word for the letter ל.

The letter lamed has the value of 30 – which corresponds to the year Messiah was crucified and is linked to the Lamb as the Greek word for lamb  ἀρνίον ‘arnion’ is used 30 times in Scripture.
The Hebrew word עד ‘ad’ is also equivalent to the number 74.  עד ‘ad’ is translated as witness but literally means to ‘see the door.’   This is pointing to the blood on the doorposts at Passover (Exodus 12:22-23), and to THE Door, who is Messiah.

Joh 10:7  Then Jesus again said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you that I am the door of the sheep.
Joh 10:8  All who came before Me are thieves and plunderers, but the sheep did not hear them.
Joh 10:9  I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in, and will go out, and will find pasture.

The Greek word for Passover, πάσχα ‘pascha,’ is translated as Passover 28 times in the New Testament.

The Hebrew word כח ‘koach’ which means power has a numerical value of 28.  28 is also linked to the cross.  The letter ת ‘tav’ is a picture of the cross.  ת ‘tav’ is spelled as תו which consists of ת ‘tav’ the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet and ו ‘vav’ the 6th letter giving the total of 28.

1Co 1:18  For the Word of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.

The תו ‘tav’ – Passover connection is further seen in Ezekiel 9.

Eze 9:4  And Jehovah said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark 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.
Eze 9:5  And He said to those in my hearing, Pass over in the city after him and strike. Do not let your eye spare, and do not have pity.

The Hebrew word for ‘pass over’ in verse 5 is עבר ‘avar.’


עבר ‘avar’ is the root of the word עברי ‘ivri’ which is translated as ‘Hebrew.’

The Hebrew word for the Hebrew language is עברית ‘ivrit.’  עברית ‘ivrit’ comes from the root בר ‘bar’ which means ‘pure.’  Hebrew breaks down pictographically as thus:

ע ayin means to see
בר bet-resh is the word for Son
י yod is a hand
ת tav is a cross

The pictographs of the word עברית ‘ivrit’ means to ‘see the Son with hands on the cross.’  The Hebrew language was designed to reveal the Gospel.  It is through the work of Messiah on the cross that all mankind is brought back to the Father.

The number 28 is also displayed in the phrases ‘in Yahweh,’ ‘in Him will I trust,’ and ‘beloved.’

The Lamb



There are two words in the New Testament translated as lamb, ἀμνος ‘amnos’ & ἀρνιον ‘arnion.’  The first word, ἀμνός ‘amnos’ is used four times, all four times speaking of the Lamb that would be slayed for the salvation of the world.

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!
Joh 1:36  And looking at Jesus walking, he said, Behold, the Lamb of God!
Act 8:32  And the content of the Scripture which he was reading was this: “He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and as a lamb voiceless before the one shearing it, so He does not open His mouth.
Act 8:33  In His humiliation His judgment was taken away. And who will recount His generation? For His life is taken away from the earth.” Isa. 53:7, 8
Act 8:34  And answering the eunuch said to Philip, I ask you, about whom does the prophet say this? About himself, or about some other one?
Act 8:35  And opening his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, Philip announced the gospel to him, Jesus.
1Pe 1:17  And if you call on the Father, the One judging according to the work of each one without respect of faces pass the time of your sojourning in fear,
1Pe 1:18  knowing that not with corruptible things, silver or gold, were you redeemed from your worthless way of life handed down from your fathers,
1Pe 1:19  but with precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot,
1Pe 1:20  indeed having been foreknown before the foundation of the world, but revealed in the last times because of you,
1Pe 1:21  the ones believing in God through Him, He raising Him from the dead, and giving glory to Him so that your faith and hope may be in God.
1Pe 1:22  Having purified your souls in the obedience of the truth through the Spirit to unpretended brotherly love, love one another fervently out of a pure heart,
1Pe 1:23  being regenerated, not by corruptible seed, but incorruptible, through the living Word of God, and remaining forever.
1Pe 1:24  Because “all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of men as the flower of grass; the grass was dried, and its flower fell out,
1Pe 1:25  but the Word of the Lord remains forever.” And this is the Word announced as gospel to you. Isaiah 40:6-8

In Hebrew, the number four is רבע ‘reva’ which means the four sides of a square.  This is pointing to the four-square city of New Jerusalem, the city of the redeemed.

Rev 21:14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 21:15  And he speaking with me had a golden reed, that he may measure the city, and its gates, and its wall.
Rev 21:16  And the city lies four cornered, even its length as much as the width also. And he measured the city with the reed at twelve thousand stadia; its length and width and height are equal.
Rev 21:22  And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, even the Lamb.

The Hebrew letter which displays the number 4 is ד ‘dalet.’  The letter ‘dalet’ is a picture of a door.

Joh 10:1  Truly, truly, I say to you, The one not entering through the door into the sheepfold, but going up by another way, that one is a thief and a plunderer.
Joh 10:2  But the one entering through the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Joh 10:3  The doorkeeper opens to him, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.
Joh 10:4  And when he puts forth his own sheep, he goes in front of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.
Joh 10:5  But they will not follow a stranger, never! But they will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of the strangers.
Joh 10:6  Jesus spoke this allegory to them, but they did not know what it was which He spoke to them.
Joh 10:7  Then Jesus again said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you that I am the door of the sheep.
Joh 10:8  All who came before Me are thieves and plunderers, but the sheep did not hear them.
Joh 10:9  I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in, and will go out, and will find pasture.
Joh 10:10  The thief does not come except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life and may have it abundantly.
Joh 10:11  I am the Good Shepherd! The Good Shepherd lays down His life on behalf of the sheep.
Joh 10:12  But the hireling, not even being a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and forsakes the sheep and flees. And the wolf seizes them, and scatters the sheep.
Joh 10:13  But the hireling flees because he is a hireling, and there is not a care to him concerning the sheep.
Joh 10:14  I am the Good Shepherd, and I know those that are Mine, and I am known by the ones that are Mine.
Joh 10:15  Even as the Father knows Me, I also know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
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.
Joh 10:17  For this reason My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life, that I may take it again.
Joh 10:18  No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down from Myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it again. I received this commandment from My Father.

The second word for lamb in the New Testament is ἀρνίον ‘arnion.’  This word is used 30 times in Scripture, all but one time in the book of Revelation.  This usage of this word is referring to the victorious Lamb who has lifted up His people.  ἀμνός ‘amnos’ speaking of His death & ἀρνίον ‘arnion’ speaking of His resurrection & victory.  It is interesting to note that two of numerous Hebrew words for lamb is כבש ‘keves’ and כשב ‘kesev’ which displays this concept.  כשב ‘kesev’ is speaking of a docile lamb.  כבש ‘keves’ means to dominate.

Isaac Mozeson describes this submission, conquering connection in the Hebrew words for lamb/sheep.

“The giving of animals to the altar is far more than sacrificing one’s desired wealth.  A penitent wishes to conqure his character flaws, to grow from willful, animalistic sinner to obedient lamb…only in the language of the Bible is the gentle lamb and the theme of conquest linked by an identical root.”  {The Origin of Speeches: Intelligent Design in Language Pg 191-192}

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.
Rev 7:9  After these things I saw, and behold, a great crowd which no one was able to number them, out of every nation, even tribes and peoples and tongues, standing in front of the throne, and before the Lamb, having been clothed with white robes, and in their hands palm branches.
Rev 7:10  And they cry with a great voice, saying, Salvation to our God sitting on the throne, and to the Lamb.
Rev 7:11  And all the angels and of the elders and of the four living creatures stood around the throne. And they fell before the throne on their faces, and worshiped God,
Rev 7:12  saying, Amen. Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength to our God forever and ever. Amen.
Rev 7:13  And one of the elders answered, saying to me, These, the ones having been clothed in the white robes, who are they, and from where did they come?
Rev 7:14  And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are those coming out of the great tribulation; and they washed their robes and whitened them in the blood of the Lamb. 

It is interesting to note that the word for wash in Hebrew is כבס ‘keves’ which is related to the word for lamb כבש ‘keves’ as they sound exactly alike.  The relation is seen further in Leviticus 14:8-14 where the words are intimately linked.  Revelation 19:6-9

Rev 7:15  Because of this they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His sanctuary. And He sitting on the throne will spread His tabernacle over them.
Rev 7:16  And they will not hunger still, nor will they thirst still, nor at all shall fall on them the sun, nor any kind of heat.
Rev 7:17  Because the Lamb in the midst of the throne will shepherd them, and will lead them on living springs of waters; and God will wipe off every tear from their eyes.

Overcoming through the blood of the Lamb

Rev 12:11  And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the Word of their testimony. And they did not love their soul even until death.
1Jn 4:4  Little children, you are of God and have overcome them, because He in you is greater than he in the world.
Gen 32:28  And He said, Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, because you have wrestled with God and with men, and have prevailed.

Israel means one who overcomes/prevails with God.

1Jo 5:3  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
1Jo 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1Jo 5:5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Rev 15:2  And I saw, as a glassy sea having been mixed with fire. And the ones overcoming the beast, and its image, and its mark, of the number of its name, were standing on the glassy sea, having harps of God.
Rev 15:3  And they sing the song of Moses the slave of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty, righteous and true are Your ways, King of the saints.
Rev 15:4  Who will not fear You, Lord, and glorify Your name? For You only are holy. For all the nations will come and will worship before You, because Your righteousnesses were made known.

The blood is His mark

Exo 12:13  And the blood shall be a sign to you, on the houses where you are. And I will see the blood, and I will pass over you. And the plague shall not be on you to destroy, when I strike in the land of Egypt.

It is the blood of Messiah that marks us as His own

Rev 1:5  even from Jesus Christ the Faithful Witness, the First-born out of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him loving us and washing us from our sins by His blood,
Rev 1:6  and made us kings and priests to God, even His Father. To Him is the glory and the might forever and ever. Amen.

The blood is associated with Passover and unleavened bread

1Co 5:7  Then purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us.

UNLEAVENED BREAD is also a sign/mark of God

Exo 13:6  Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
Exo 13:7  Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
Exo 13:8  And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
Exo 13:9  And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.

COMMANDMENTS

Deu 6:6  And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Deu 6:7  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deu 6:8  And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Deu 6:9  And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
Deu 11:18  Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

Redemption of the 1st born…pointing back to Passover and especially referring to Messiah Jesus.  At the time of the end when the mark of the beast is instituted, at the same time the mark of God will be in the foreheads of the 144,000 who are the firstfruits/firstborn.

Exo 13:15  And it happened when Pharaoh hardened himself against sending us away, Jehovah killed every first-born one in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of men even to the first-born of animals. On account of this I sacrifice to Jehovah every one of the males opening the womb, and I redeem every first-born of my sons.
Exo 13:16  And it shall be for a sign on your hand, and frontlets between your eyes. For Jehovah brought us out from Egypt by the might of His hand.
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.

We are marked by the Name/Jesus

Rev 7:3  Do not harm the earth, nor the sea, nor the trees, until we seal the slaves of our God on their foreheads.
Rev 7:4  And I heard the number of those having been sealed: one hundred forty four thousands, having been sealed out of every tribe of the sons of Israel:
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 14:2  And I heard a sound out of Heaven, as a sound of many waters, and as a sound of great thunder. Also I heard a sound of harpers harping on their harps.
Rev 14:3  And they sing as a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty four thousands, those having been redeemed from the earth.
Rev 14:4  These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones following the Lamb wherever He may go. These were redeemed from among men as a firstfruit to God and to the Lamb.
Rev 14:5  And no guile was found in their mouth, for they are without blemish before the throne of God.
Rev 13:8  And all those dwelling in the earth will worship it, those of whom the names had not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb having been slain from the foundation of the world.

Believers, whose names are in the book of life from the foundation of the world are ‘predestined’ to be marked as His children.  Believers in Messiah are the CHOSEN PEOPLE who are MARKED with the MARK OF GOD, they will receive the INHERITANCE.  The counterfeit is the false chosen people, the mark of the beast, the false inheritance.

Tit 1:1  Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ according to the faith of the elect of God and full knowledge of the truth according to godliness,
Tit 1:2  on hope of eternal life which the God who does not lie promised before the eternal times,
Tit 1:3  but revealed in its own times in a proclamation of His Word, with which I was entrusted by the command of our Savior God;
Tit 1:4  to Titus, a true child according to our common faith: Grace, mercy, peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.

Lamsa Aramaic translation

Eph 1:4  Just as from the beginning he has chosen us through him, before the foundation of the world, that we may become holy and without blemish before him.
Eph 1:5  And he marked us with his love {His love is His Torah…this is what the Mark of God is} to be his from the beginning, and adopted us to be sons through Jesus Christ, as it pleased his will. 

Eph 1:11  in whom we also have been chosen to an inheritance, being predestinated (Aramaic mark) according to the purpose of the One working all things according to the counsel of His own will, 

In Greek the word chosen is from:
G2820
κληρόω
klēroō
Thayer Definition:
1) to cast lots, determine by lot
2) to choose by lot
3) to allot, assign by lot
3a) on to another as a possession
4) in NT: to make a lot, i.e. a heritage, private possession
Part of Speech: verb
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G2819

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: George Lamsa

Eph 1:11  By whom we have been chosen, as he had marked us from the beginning so he wanted to carry out everything according to the good judgment of his will:

Literal Version: Jay P. Green

Eph 1:12  That we should become the first to trust in Christ, to his honor and his glory:
Eph 1:13  In whom, you also have heard the word of truth, which is the gospel for your salvation: in him you have believed, so you are sealed with the Holy Spirit that was promised,

Marked and Chosen

Rom 8:23  And not only they, but ourselves also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, that is, the redemption of our bodies.
Rom 8:24  For we live in hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for if we see it, why should we yet hope?
Rom 8:25  But if we hope for that which we do not see, then do we wait for it in patience.
Rom 8:26  Likewise the Spirit also helps our weaknesses: for we do not know what is right and proper for us to pray for: but the Spirit prays for us with that earnestness which cannot be described.
Rom 8:27  And he who searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, for the Spirit prays for the saints according to the will of God.
Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Rom 8:29  He knew them in advance and he marked them with the likeness of the image of his Son that he might be the first-born among many brethren.
Rom 8:30  Moreover, those he did mark in advance, he has called, and those he has called, he has declared righteous, and those he has declared righteous, he has glorified.

Not all Israel is Israel

Rom 9:6  Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
Rom 9:7  Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Rom 9:8  That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.
Gal 4:28  Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
Gal 6:16  And as many as shall walk by this rule, peace and mercy be on them and on the Israel of God.

The word ἀρνίον ‘arnion’ is used 30 times in Scripture.  This corresponds to the letter ל ‘lamed’ in Hebrew which speaking of the goad or staff of the Shepherd.  ל ‘lamed’ is also the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, linking to the twelve tribes of Israel, His flock.

It is interesting to note that the original name of the letter was לם ‘lam’ which is also speaking of the relationship between a Shepherd and His sheep.  It is no surprise that the origin of the English word ‘lamb’ would then come from this Hebrew word.

The word למד ‘lamed’ means to teach or make disciples.

Israel = His Disciples

The word סר ‘sar’ means one who turns which is the root of the words for prince and is associated with the yoke and learning.  Discipleship and being an Israelite are intimately connected together.


Disciple comes from the Hebrew word

H3928 למּד  /  למּוּד limmûd
From H3925 instructed: – accustomed, disciple, learned, taught, used.
H3925 למד lâmad law-mad’ A primitive root; properly to goad (Mtt 11:29), that is, (by implication) to teach (the rod being an Oriental incentive): – [un-] accustomed, X diligently, expert, instruct, learn, skilful, teach (-er, -ing).
G3101 μαθητής mathētēs math-ay-tes’ From G3129; a learner, that is, pupil: – disciple.

Pupil=apple of the eye.  Israel is the apple of God’s eye {little guy in His Eye}.

Joh 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Isa 8:16  Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
Rev 12:11  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Rev 12:17  And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rev 14:12  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Isa 54:13  And all thy children shall be taught (DISCIPLED) of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Psa 119:165  Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.
Mat 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach (DISCIPLE) all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Mat 28:20  Teaching (DISCIPLING) them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

The Hebrew word יהודה ‘yehudah’ or Jew also has the numerical value of 30.

Rom 2:28  For he is not a Jew that is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that outwardly in flesh;
Rom 2:29  but he is a Jew that is one inwardly, and circumcision is of heart, in spirit, not in letter; of whom the praise is not from men, but from God.

יהודה ‘yehudah’ comes from the Hebrew root ידה ‘yadah’ which means to raise the hands in confession, giving thanks or praise.

1Jn 4:2  By this know the Spirit of God: every spirit which confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.

The Gospel connection

Rom 10:10  For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.
Rom 10:11  For the Scripture says, “Everyone believing on Him will not be put to shame.” Isa. 28:16
Rom 10:12  For there is no difference both of Jew and of Greek, for the same Lord of all is rich toward all the ones calling on Him.
Rom 10:13  For everyone, “whoever may call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Joel 2:32
Rom 10:14  How then may they call on One into whom they have not believed? And how may they believe One of whom they have not heard? And how may they hear without preaching?
Rom 10:15  And how may they preach if they are not sent? Even as it has been written, “How beautiful” “the feet of those preaching the gospel of peace, of those preaching the gospel of good things.” Isa. 52:7
Rom 10:16  But not all obeyed the gospel, for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” Isa. 53:1
Rom 10:17  Then faith is of hearing, and hearing through the Word of God.
Isa 40:9  Go up for yourself on the high mountain, one bearing good news to Zion; lift up your voice with strength, one bearing good news to Jerusalem. Lift up, do not fear. Say to the cities of Judah, Behold! Your God!
Isa 40:10  Behold, the Lord Jehovah will come with strength, and His arm rules for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His wage before Him.
Isa 40:11  He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; He shall gather lambs with His arm; and carry them in His bosom; those with young He will lead;
1Jn 4:15  Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.

In Greek ‘confession’ comes from the word  means ὁμολογέω ‘homologeō’ which literally means ‘joined to the Word.’  To ‘cleave’ to Him.  One of the Hebrew words for flock is דבר ‘davar’ which also means ‘word’ in Hebrew.  This is speaking of the ordering of the sheep by the Shepherd (Micah 2:12).

It is interesting to note that in Song of Songs 5:6, ‘my beloved’ has a numerical value of 30 as well.  This word in Hebrew is דוד ‘dod’ which means the bosom.

Isa 40:10  Behold, the Lord Jehovah will come with strength, and His arm {Isaiah 53 – His Arm is the Lamb} rules for Him. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His wage before Him.
Isa 40:11  He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; He shall gather lambs with His arm; and carry them in His bosom; those with young He will lead;

Thanksgiving

Rev 7:12  Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

The Greek word here is εὐχαριστία ‘eucharistia’ which is used in the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew word חן ‘chen’ which means grace, but also a camp.



This is what grace looks like:

חן Chen = 58

Lev 17:11  For the life of the flesh is in the blood {בַּדָּ֣ם הִוא֒ ‘b’dam he’}, and I have given it to you on the altar, to atone for your souls; for it is the blood which makes atonement for the soul.

בַּדָּ֣ם הִוא֒ ‘b’dam he’…literally in His blood.  This phrase = 58

in his blood

It is only through faith in the blood of the Lamb that we can find His grace.  It is through the blood of the Lamb of God that we enter into covenant with the Most High and are brought into the camp of the righteous.  The gates of the righteous are opened so that we can enter in through the door of the sheepfold who is the Messiah.

The name Noah = 58

noah

Noah comes from the word nuach meaning rest.

nuach

נוח ‘nuach’ comes from the root:

nach

This is the picture that Psalm 23 paints.  The end of the exile where the Good Shepherd leads us to the still waters.  The pictograph meaning of this word also can mean the seed inside the walls as in His people in the camp.

The garden = 58

the garden 58

The kingdom, His rest, His נוח ‘nuach’ is the garden of Eden restored.

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.
 
The word here in Hebrew is נוח ‘nuach.’


It is interesting to note that the English word ‘garden’ comes from the Hebrew word גדר ‘gadar’ which means an enclosure, as in the enclosure for a sheepfold.  גדר ‘gadar’ comes from the root word דר ‘dar’ which is the same root as דבר ‘davar’ (the Word).

Psa 95:6  O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker.
Psa 95:7  For He is our God; and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice,
Psa 95:8  do not harden your heart as in the day of strife, as in the day of testing in the wilderness.
Psa 95:9  When your fathers tried Me, they tested Me and they saw My work.
Psa 95:10  For forty years I was disgusted with this generation; and I said, They are a people who err in heart; and, They do not know My ways,
Psa 95:11  to whom I swore in My anger, They shall not enter into My rest.
Col 3:15  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which you also were called in one body, and be thankful.
Col 3:16  Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom teaching and exhorting yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Col 3:17  And everything, whatever you do in word or in work, do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father through Him.
Psa 118:19  Open the gates of righteousness to me, I will enter into them; I will Jehovah.
Psa 118:20  This is the gate of Jehovah, the righteous shall enter into it.
Psa 118:21  I will thank You, for You answered me, and You are my salvation.
Psa 118:22  The Stone which the builders rejected has become the Head of the Corner.
Psa 118:23  This is from Jehovah, it is marvelous in our eyes.
Psa 118:24  This is the day Jehovah has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psa 118:25  O Jehovah, I beseech You, save now; I beseech You, O Jehovah, cause us to prosper now.
Psa 118:26  Blessed is he who comes in the name of Jehovah; we blessed you from the house of Jehovah.
Psa 118:27  Jehovah is God, and He gives light to us. Tie the sacrifice with cords, to the horns of the altar.
Psa 118:28  You are my God, and I will exalt You; My God, I will thank You!
Psa 118:29  O give thanks to Jehovah, for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

Giving Praise

Isa 12:1  And in that day you shall say, O Jehovah, I will thank You. Though You were angry with me, turn away Your anger and You shall comfort me.
Isa 12:2  Behold, God is my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid, for my strength and song is Jah Jehovah; yea, He has become my salvation.
Isa 12:3  And you shall draw waters out of the wells of salvation with joy.
Isa 12:4  And in that day you shall say, Praise Jehovah! Call on His name; declare His doings among the peoples; make mention that His name is exalted.
Isa 12:5  Sing to Jehovah, for He has done majestically; this is known in all the earth.
Isa 12:6  Cry and shout, O dweller of Zion! For great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst.


His sheep

Psa 100:1  A Psalm of Thanksgiving. Shout joyfully to Jehovah , all the land.
Psa 100:2  Worship Jehovah with gladness; come before His face with joyful singing.
Psa 100:3  Know that Jehovah, He is God; He has made us, and not we ourselves, His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Psa 100:4  Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, into His courts with praise; be thankful to Him; bless His name.
Psa 100:5  For Jehovah is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His faithfulness to generation and generation.
Psa 74:1  A Lesson, of Asaph. O God, have You cast us off forever; will Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?
Psa 74:2  Remember Your congregation; You bought them in days before; You redeemed us as the rod of Your inheritance, this Mount Zion in which You have dwelt.
Psa 78:51  And he struck all the first-born in Egypt, the firstfruits of strength in the tents of Ham;
Psa 78:52  and He led His people forth like sheep; and He led them like a flock in the wilderness.
Psa 79:13  Then we Your people, and sheep of Your pasture, will give thanks to You forever; we will declare Your praise to all generations.

Unleavened Bread

Exo 12:15  Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
Exo 12:16  And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
Exo 12:17  And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
Exo 12:18  In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
Exo 12:19  Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
Exo 12:20  Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.



Unleavened bread מצות ‘matsot’ is spelled exactly the same as the Hebrew word for commandments מצות ‘mitsvot.’

This word מצות ‘mitsvot’ is used 37 times in the Scriptures which corresponds to the word הלב ‘halev’ which means ‘the heart.’  37 is also the ordinal value {order of letters in sequence} of חכמה ‘chokhmah’ which means wisdom.

Pro 10:8  The wise in heart accepts commands {מצות ‘mitsvot’}, but the foolish of lips shall be thrust away.

His Word is His ‘heart.’

The first letter of the Genesis is ב ‘bet,’ the last letter of the Deuteronomy is ל ‘lamed,’ the last letter of the TaNaKH is also ל ‘lamed.’  Both forwards בל ‘bal’ and in reverse לב ‘lev’ the word for heart is seen.


H1079
בּל  (Aramaic)
bâl
BDB Definition:
1) mind, heart

The Torah is the ‘heart’ of the LORD which He desires to form in our heart (Psalm 119:32; Isaiah 51:7; Philippians 2:8).

Psa 37:30  The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks judgment.
Psa 37:31  The Law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slide.

This concept can be applied to the entire Scriptures as well.  The first letter of the TaNaKH ב ‘bet’ and the last letter of the New Testament Scriptures ן ‘nun.’

בן ‘ben’ = Son

Reversed is נב ‘nav’ = Fruit/Prophecy

Here it can be seen that the Torah/TaNaKH is the heart/mind of God.  When combined with the New Testament the Son/ Fruit /Prophecy of His Mind/Heart is brought forth.

The Word is likened to seed (Luke 8:11).  The fruit is the actions and words that come forth from man who is born again by the Word (1Peter 1:23; 1John 3:0; James 1:18, 21).

The Word is Wisdom

1Co 1:24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
Exo 12:39  And they baked the dough which they brought out from Egypt into unleavened cakes. For it was not leavened, because they were driven out from Egypt, and they were not able to delay. And also they had not prepared food for a journey for themselves.

The word for food in the above verse is צדה ‘tsedah’ which is linked to manna in Psalm 78.

Psa 78:24  and He rained on them manna to eat; yea, He gave the grain of the heavens to them.
Psa 78:25  Man ate the bread of the mighty; He sent them food {צדה ‘tsedah’} to the full.

Manna is likened to the Word/Messiah (John 6:31-71).  More on this below.


מצות ‘matsot’ is striped

Isa 53:5  But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His wounds we ourselves are healed.
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.”
1Pe 2:25  For you were “as sheep going astray,” but now you turned back to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. Isa. 53:4-6

מצות ‘matsot’ is pierced

Zec 12:10  And I will pour on the house of David, and on those living in Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of prayers. And they shall look on Me whom they have pierced; and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they shall be bitter over Him, like the bitterness over the first-born.
Joh 19:37  And again, a different Scripture says, “They shall look at Him whom they have pierced.” Zech. 12:10

The number 2869 links the body of Messiah to Zechariah 12:10.



Zechariah 12:10 also says that they shall look upon me the את ‘aleph tav.’

Zec 12:10  ושׁפכתי על־בית דויד ועל יושׁב ירושׁלם רוח חן ותחנונים והביטו אלי את אשׁר־דקרו וספדו עליו כמספד על־היחיד והמר עליו כהמר על־הבכור׃

Isa 41:4  Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
Isa 44:6  Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
Isa 48:12  Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
Isa 48:13  Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

Rev 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Rev 1:11  Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Rev 21:6  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Rev 22:13  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

 
Manna = Aleph Tav?

Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet pg 37

 

Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet pg 37

 

Psa 102:4  My heart is stricken and dried like grass, so that I forget to eat my bread.

TARGUM
5.     My heart is smitten like grass and will dry up; for I have forgotten the Torah of my instruction.

Deu 8:3  And He has humbled you, and caused you to hunger, and caused you to eat the manna, which you had not known, and your fathers had not known, in order to cause you to know that man shall not live by bread alone, but man shall live by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of Jehovah.
Mat 4:2  And having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards He hungered.
Mat 4:3  And coming near to Him, the Tempter said, If You are the Son of God, speak that these stones may become loaves.
Mat 4:4  But answering, He said, It has been written: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but on every Word going out of the mouth of God.”

Deu 8:3  And He has humbled you, and caused you to hunger, and caused you to eat the manna, which you had not known, and your fathers had not known, in order to cause you to know that man shall not live by bread alone, but man shall live by every Word that proceeds {מצא ‘motsa’} from the mouth of Jehovah.

This is related to the Hebrew word for unleavened bread

H4682
מצּה
matstsâh
BDB Definition:
1) unleavened (bread, cake), without leaven.

Unleavened Bread is a picture of Messiah.  מצות ‘matsot’ is pierced, bruised and striped which points back to Isaiah 53, where the Right Arm of the LORD is revealed.  The Right Arm of God = the Light of His Face (לחם פנים ‘lechem paniym’)

Psa 44:3  For they did not inherit the land with their own sword; yea, their own arm did not save them. But it was Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your face, because You favored them.

Further connecting this piercing is seen in His Passion.  The Greek word translated as passion (Acts 1:3) in the New Testament is πάσχω ‘paschō.’  This word is used in the Septuagint to translate the Hebrew word חלה ‘chalah’ which means a piercing.

Isa 53:3  He is despised and abandoned of men, a Man of pains, and acquainted with sickness. And as it were hiding our faces from Him, He being despised, and we did not value Him.
Isa 53:4  Surely He has borne our sicknesses, and He carried our pain; yet we esteemed Him plagued, smitten by God, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5  But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the
chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His wounds we ourselves are healed.

מצות ‘matsot’ is without leaven, which Scripture links to sin/lawlessness (Luke 12:1; Matthew 23:28).

Heb 4:15  For we do not have a high priest not being able to sympathize with our weaknesses but One having been tried in all respects according to our likeness, apart from sin.
Heb 7:26  For such a High Priest was fitting for us: holy, harmless, undefiled, and separated from sinners, and having become higher than the heavens;
2Co 5:21  For He made the One who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
1Pe 2:22  “who did not sin, nor was guile found in His mouth;” Isa. 53:9

LXX
Isa 53:9  And I will give the wicked for His burial, and the rich for His death; for He practiced no iniquity, nor craft with His mouth.

Isa 53:9  καὶ δώσω τοὺς πονηροὺς ἀντὶ τῆς ταφῆς αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς πλουσίους ἀντὶ τοῦ θανάτου αὐτοῦ· ὅτι ἀνομίαν οὐκ ἐποίησεν, οὐδὲ εὑρέθη δόλος ἐν τῷ στόματι αὐτοῦ.

Isa 53:9  And He appointed Him His grave with the wicked, but He was with a rich man in His death; though He had done no violence, and deceit was not in His mouth.
Heb 9:28  so Christ having been once offered “to bear the sins of many,” Christ shall appear a second time without sin to those expecting Him for salvation. Isa. 53:12
Deu 16:3  You shall eat with it no leaven. You shall eat unleavened bread with it seven days, even the bread of affliction. For you came out of the land of Egypt in haste, so that you may remember the day that you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.
Isa 53:4  Surely He has borne our sicknesses, and He carried our pain; yet we esteemed Him plagued, smitten by God, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5  But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His wounds we ourselves are healed.
Isa 53:6  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have each one turned to his own way; and Jehovah made meet in Him the iniquity of all of us.
Isa 53:7  He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, but He did not open His mouth. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter; and as a ewe before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.

Frogs


Frogs are one of the great harbingers of Spring.  From the wood frog to the Spring Peeper, the appearance and sound of frogs on the earth declares that winter has passed and Spring has come.  This is significant as the shadow pictures embedded within the frog point to the themes of this time of year.

The Hebrew word for frog is צפרדע ‘tsefardeah’ is a combination of two Hebrew words.  צפר ‘tsaphar’ which is speaking of the singing of birds at the dawn of the morning and דע ‘dah’ which means knowledge.  This is speaking of the singing or croaking of frogs in the wee hours of the morning that is heard by man when he arises.

The singing of birds {צפר ‘tsaphar’} is associated with the second day of creation, so too is the frog. This division of water and earth is linked to the frog as it is amphibious, living on land and sea.
Amphibian is derived from the Ancient Greek term ἀμφίβιος ‘amphíbios,’ which means “both kinds of life”, ‘amphi’ meaning “of both kinds” and bio meaning “life”.

Isaac Mozeson traces the word ‘amphibian’ back to the Hebrew word אביב ‘aviv’ which means spring, literally the springing forth of life during the Spring season.  Amphibians are cold blooded so many will hibernate during winter until the warmth of the spring sun ‘resurrects’ them.  אביב ‘aviv’ also means green, the primary color of frogs.

The going down of the sun and the rising of the sun is when the birds are heard singing and the frogs are heard croaking.

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.  This has been passed down through tradition as the ‘eucharist’ which literally means to ‘give thanks.’  This is the word תודה ‘todah’ in Hebrew and is the origin of the English word ‘toad.’

Passover occurs at the beginning of the year (אביב ‘aviv’), 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 Corithians 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).   Amazingly, the Hebrew word פסח ‘pasach’ which is translated as ‘passover’ literally means to hop.  This is another meaning of the word ‘frog.’  Baptism occurs ‘down by the riverside’ where the frogs dwell.

Down by the riverside

‘Gonna lay down my sword and shield.’  Another meaning of the English word ‘frog’ is a fastening for clothing, originally a belt loop made for carrying a weapon.   This version of the word ‘frog’ comes from the Portuguese word ‘froco’ which traces back to the Latin word ‘floccus’ which means a ‘flock of wool.’  Notice the sheep/lamb/passover connection.

Further connecting these concepts is the lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8), who is Messiah, the Lamb of God.  His sacrifice was foreshadowed in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve sinned by partaking of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Gen 3:21  And Jehovah God made coats of skin for the man and his wife, and clothed them.

The English word hope comes from the Old English ‘hopian’ which means to wish, expect or look forward to something.  It is related to the word ‘hop’ as in one who leaps for expectation.  This is related to the Hebrew word פסח ‘pasach’ which means to hop or limp.  Isaac Mozeson associates the etymology of hope with the hip.  In Hebrew this is the word כפוף ‘kaphoph’ which literally means to bow down.  This is pointing to the wrestling match between Jacob and the Man who touched his hip and caused him to hop/limp the rest of his days (Genesis 32:31-32).

Connecting to Jacob’s wrestlings is the Hebrew word צלע ‘tsela’ translated as ‘limp.’  This word is also translated as rib, as in the rib which God took from Adam to form his wife.

Interestingly, this word is also connected to the number 5 (five fingers on the hand) through Adam as well.

Gen 2:21  And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall on the man, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh underneath.
Gen 2:22  And Jehovah God formed the rib which He had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man.
Gen 2:23  And the man said, This now at last is bone from my bones, and flesh from my flesh. For this shall be called Woman, because this has been taken out of man.
Gen 2:24  Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh
Eph 5:30  For we are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones.
Eph 5:31  “For this, a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh.” Gen. 2:24
Eph 5:32  The mystery is great, but I speak as to Christ and as to the assembly.

The rib of Adam from whence his bride came out is linked to the number 5 which connects to the 5th day of creation.

חמש ‘chamesh’ is used to translate multiple terms in Hebrew.  It is used for the number five/fifty, the hand, to be armed and the side of the body (fifth rib).

The ‘fifth rib’
H2570
חמשׁ
chômesh

This word is used in the following verses:  2Samuel 2:23,3:27, 4:6, 20:10

Messiah was wounded in the side (‘the fifth rib’).

Joh 19:34  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a lance, and at once blood and water came out.

This connects to another word for hope in Hebrew מקוה ‘miqvah’ which also means to baptize.


The Hebrew word for grapevine גפן ‘gephen’ also comes from the root כף ‘kaf.’  This is interesting to note at the Hebrew word for trust, בטח ‘batach,’ is speaking of clinging to a vine.  The Greek word for frog is βάτραχος ‘batrachos.’  Is בטח ‘batach’ the origin of this word?

Another Hebrew word for hope is יחר ‘yachar’ which comes from the root חר ‘char’ which is speaking of the heat of the sun.  Here the meaning is one who waits until the cool of the day to leave the tent in order to avoid  the intense heat of the sun.

It is interesting to note that the ‘cool’ of the days is the רוח ‘ruach’ which means spirit.  The English word ‘aspire’ which means to hope, traces back to this concept.  This is also connected to the frog as the word ‘spirit’ comes from צפר ‘tsaphar’ which, as seen above, is speaking of the ‘singing’ aspect of the frog.

Our Hope is Messiah Jesus

1Ti 1:1  Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ according to a command of God our Savior, even the Lord Jesus Christ, our Hope,

Hope is linked with the resurrection

1Pe 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, He according to His great mercy having regenerated us to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Hope is linked with His return

Tit 2:13  looking for the blessed hope and appearance of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Amazingly, the word צפרדע ‘tsaphardea’ (frog) can be broken down into צף ‘tsaph’ meaning the north, in particular the North star which is where the constellation ‘Cepheus’ is located, a picture of the enthroned King and רדע ‘rada’ which means to descend…The King who sits upon the throne who descends to earth…

War, the taking up of arms, began when Adam and Eve sinned.

The Hebrew word for war is speaking of the process of making bread.


Is it any surprise that during the plague in Egypt, the frogs came up into the kneading bowls of the Egyptians?

Exo 8:1  And Jehovah said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh, and say to him, So says Jehovah, Send away My people that they may serve Me.
Exo 8:2  And if you refuse to send them away, behold, I am about to smite all your territory with frogs.
Exo 8:3  And the river will swarm with frogs. And they shall go up and enter into your house, and into your bedroom, and on your couch, and into your servants’ house, and on your people, and into your ovens and into your kneading troughs.
Exo 8:4  And the frogs will come up on you, and on your people, and on all your servants.

The Latin word for frog is ‘rana’ which is named for its croaking.  ‘Rana’ traces back to the Hebrew word רנה ‘ranah’ which means to rejoice or sing for joy.

Psa 57:7  My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.
Psa 57:8  Wake up my glory! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will stir the morning dawn with praise.

It is interesting to note that the word ‘frog’ in English also has another meaning of a fastening for clothing, originally a belt loop made for carrying a weapon as mentioned above.  This version of the word ‘frog’ comes from the Portuguese word ‘froco’ which traces back to the Latin word ‘floccus’ which means a ‘flock of wool.’  This is a fascinating connection as to Passover (פסח ‘pasach’ in Hebrew which literally means to hop) where the lamb was slain.  Further connecting these concepts is the ‘new song’ that is sung because of the salvation given to mankind through THE Lamb of God who was slain for the redemption of mankind.

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 14:3  And they sing as a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one was able to learn the song except the hundred and forty four thousands, those having been redeemed from the earth.

Further linking the hopping and songmaking of the frog is the origin of the word ‘exult’ in English.  Exult comes from the Latin word ‘saltare’ which means to leap up.  Saltare traces back to the Hebrew word סלד ‘salad’ which means to spring up.  The English word ‘salute’ comes from this Hebrew word as well as it has the sense of ‘leaping to attention.’  Saluting is also related to wishing one health and safety, or ‘salvation.’  A salute is done with the hand (consisting of 5 fingers – recall the connection above) which is associated with wishing one health or completeness.  This concept of wishing one health is associated with the Hebrew word שלוה ‘shalvah’ which is the origin of the English word ‘salvation.’

Croaking


The Hebrew word for the croaking that a frog makes is קוה ‘qva/qwa.’  This word means ‘hope’ which links to hopping as mentioned above but also means to be gathered together.  When Messiah descends, His people are resurrected and gathered together.

Psa 30:5  For His anger is only a moment; in His favor is life. Weeping may endure in the evening, but joy comes in the morning.
The Hebrew word for joy in the above verse is רנה ‘rinah’ which is associated with the frog through Etymology as mentioned above.  The morning is also associated with the frog through the word צפר ‘tsaphar’ and the singing of birds and frogs at this time.

In English, the croaking of the frog is displayed in the word ‘ribbit’ which is an onamonapia of the sound the frog makes.  In Hebrew this could be written as the word רבץ ‘ribatz.’  רבץ ‘ribatz’ means to lie down or crouch.

Lying down or crouching which is related to the word רבע ‘reva’ which means ‘four.’  Interestingly, the word frog is used 14 (4 +10) times in Scripture (13x in the TaNaKH and 1x in the New Testament).  The number four is linked to the resurrection and regathering of God’s people in Messiah when He returns.

Mat 24:31  And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the heavens to their ends.

The Hebrew word דוד ‘david’ has the numerical equivalent to 14.  The warrior poet, both themes of the frog…

The English word ‘croak’ traces back to two Hebrew words.  חרק ‘charaq’ which has the meaning of ‘gnashing of teeth’ and also is translated as ‘insect,’ in specific crickets and locusts, referring to the creaking noises and chomping of vegetation they make.

Mat 24:42  Watch, then, for you do not know in what hour your Lord comes.
Mat 24:43  But know this, that if the housemaster had known in what watch the thief comes, he would have watched and not have allowed his house to be dug through.
Mat 24:44  Because of this, you also be ready, for in that hour you think not, the Son of Man comes.
Mat 24:45  Who then is the faithful and wise servant whom his Lord has set over His household, to give to them the food in season?
Mat 24:46  Blessed is that servant whom his Lord shall find so doing when He comes.
Mat 24:47  Truly I say to you, He will set him over all His substance.
Mat 24:48  But if that wicked slave says in his heart, My Lord delays to come,
Mat 24:49  and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and to drink with the ones drinking,
Mat 24:50  the Lord of that slave will come in a day in which he does not expect and in an hour which he does not know,
Mat 24:51  and will cut him in two, and will appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth.

The other English word ‘croak’ traces back to is קרא ‘qara’ which means to call out.

Joe 2:32  For it shall be, all who shall call on the name of Jehovah shall be saved. For salvation shall be in Mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, as Jehovah has said, and among the survivors whom Jehovah shall call.
Act 2:19  “And I will give wonders in the heaven above,” and miraculous signs “on the earth below, blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
Act 2:20  The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the” “coming of the great and glorious” “day of the Lord.”
Act 2:21  “And it shall be that everyone who shall call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Joel 2:28-32

Here we see a positive and negative side to the word ‘croak.’  Some will hear the call of the Most High and be saved, others will reject Him and weep and gnash their teeth.  The main reason for calling is to allow males to attract a mate.  Here is another shadow picture of the bridegroom calling out to His bride.

Mat 25:1  Then the kingdom of Heaven shall be compared to ten virgins who taking their lamps, went out to a meeting of the bridegroom.
Mat 25:2  And five of them were wise, and five foolish.
Mat 25:3  Those being foolish, taking their lamps, did not take oil with them.
Mat 25:4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
Mat 25:5  But the bridegroom delaying, all nodded and slept.
Mat 25:6  And at midnight, a cry occurred: Behold, the bridegroom comes! Go out to meet him.
Mat 25:7  Then all those virgins were aroused and prepared their lamps.
Mat 25:8  And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.
Mat 25:9  But the wise answered, saying, No, lest there not be enough for us and you. But rather, go to those who sell and buy for yourselves.
Mat 25:10  But they going away to buy, the bridegroom came. And those ready went in with him to the wedding feast, and the door was shut.
Mat 25:11  And afterwards, the rest of the virgins also came, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
Mat 25:12  But answering, he said, Truly I say to you, I do not know you.
Mat 25:13  Therefore, watch, for you do not know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man comes.

Those who are not prepared to come to Him when He calls to them will weep and gnash their teeth.

Mat 24:42  Watch, then, for you do not know in what hour your Lord comes.
Mat 24:43  But know this, that if the housemaster had known in what watch the thief comes, he would have watched and not have allowed his house to be dug through.
Mat 24:44  Because of this, you also be ready, for in that hour you think not, the Son of Man comes.
Mat 24:45  Who then is the faithful and wise servant whom his Lord has set over His household, to give to them the food in season?
Mat 24:46  Blessed is that servant whom his Lord shall find so doing when He comes.
Mat 24:47  Truly I say to you, He will set him over all His substance.
Mat 24:48  But if that wicked slave says in his heart, My Lord delays to come,
Mat 24:49  and begins to beat his fellow servants, and to eat and to drink with the ones drinking,
Mat 24:50  the Lord of that slave will come in a day in which he does not expect and in an hour which he does not know,
Mat 24:51  and will cut him in two, and will appoint his portion with the hypocrites. There will be weeping and gnashing of the teeth.

Going back to the word צפרדע ‘tsphardea,’ which means frog in Hebrew, is the root of the word צפר ‘tsaphar’ which is צף ‘tsaph.’  This word has the meaning of one who watches.

Frogs croak more before storms.  Frogs croak more before a storm because it means it is going to rain and they ponds will fill more and there will be more ponds made etc… and so they croak to attract their mates  because now that there is more water there is more oxygen in the water and more space for their little tadpoles to develop in.

Also, a storm is preceded by humid air. Frogs have to keep their skins wet to be comfortable, and moist air allows them to stay out of the water and croak longer.

A storm is a parable displaying the coming of the Lord.

The English word ‘hop’ also links back to the Hebrew word קפץ ‘qafats’ which means to draw close.

Son 2:8  The voice of my Beloved! Behold, He comes leaping on the mountains, skipping {קפץ ‘qafats’} on the hills.

קפץ ‘qafats’ comes from the root קף ‘qaf.’  קף ‘qaf’ literally means the sun at the horizon, which occurs at evening and morning when the birds and frogs sing their songs of praise unto the Most High.

Time of Rejoicing

Spring is a time of joy.  The earth comes alive with birds and frogs singing their songs of joyful praise and life springs forth from the earth.  These joyful things in the natural point to the joy of life in the Messiah in the spiritual.  The Scriptures link the joy of the resurrection with the time of Spring.

Isa 61:10  Rejoicing I will rejoice in Jehovah. My soul shall be joyful in my God. For He clothed me with garments of salvation; He put on me the robe of righteousness, even as a bridegroom dons as a priest his head-dress, and as a bride wears her ornaments.

Isa 61:11  For as the earth comes out with her buds, and as a garden causes that which is sown to grow, so the Lord Jehovah will make righteousness and praise to grow before all the nations.
Scripture declares that believers find pleasure/joy in their King, the Son.

Psa 149:2  Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Zec 9:9  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.
Isa 12:3  Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
Isa 25:9  And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation {ישׁוּעה ‘yeshuah’ – source of the name Jesus}
Psa 21:1  <To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.> The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation {ישׁוּעה ‘yeshuah’} how greatly shall he rejoice!
Psa 51:12  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation
{ישׁוּעה ‘yeshuah’}; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

1Jo 1:1  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
1Jo 1:2  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
1Jo 1:3  That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
1Jo 1:4  And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
1Jo 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1Jo 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1Jo 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

The shofar sound, which has been discussed throughout this study is associated with joy.

Psa 89:15  Blessed is the people knowing the joyful sound; O Jehovah, they shall walk in the light of Your face.
Psa 98:5  Sing praise to
Jehovah with the lyre; with the lyre and the voice of a song.

Psa 98:6  With trumpets and the sound of a horn, make a joyful noise before Jehovah the King.

The Hebrew word for springs of water (which is a source of the English word ‘Spring), מקר ‘maqor,’ literally means source.  This can refer to a spring as the source of water but also the source of life and joy.

Psa 36:8  They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
Psa 36:9  For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
Jer 2:13  For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Jer 17:13  O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Psa 68:26  Bless ye God in the congregations, even the Lord, from the fountain of Israel.

Pro 16:22  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

Pro 5:18  Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.  

The Dogwood Tree

The dogwood tree blooms each year in April, a month which displays the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus.  Each Spring, the white flowers/leaves which bloom on the dogwood tree remind mankind of the crucifixion.

It is believed the dogwood tree gets its name from the Old English ‘dagwood’ as its hard wood was used to make daggers and arrows.  The Old English word ‘dag’ meant to “pierce or stab”.  The English word ‘dagger’ traces back to the Hebrew word דקר ‘daqar’ which means to pierce, stab or thrust through.  This is the word used in reference to the piercing of the Messiah.

Zec 12:10  And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced {דקר ‘daqar’}, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

Isaac Mozeson also associates the word ‘dagger’ with the Hebrew word is דק ‘daq’ which literally means small or thin but is related to a dagger as דק ‘daq’ also means thin or sharp as a dagger.  Jeff Benner defines דק ‘daq’ as a ‘defective spelling’ of the Hebrew word דך ‘dakh’ which means to crush into smaller pieces.  This further connects the word(s) דק ‘daq’/דקר ‘daqar’ to the crucifixion of Messiah as Isaiah 53:5 speaks of Messiah being bruised for our iniquities.  The Hebrew word translated as bruised is דכא ‘daka’ which comes from the root word דך ‘dakh.’

Isa 53:5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised {דכא ‘daka’} for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

In Christian legend, it is said that the dogwood tree was the source of the cross made in the crucifixion of Jesus.  In the story, after the crucifixion, Messiah changed the dogwood tree to its current form and embedded within the leaves of the tree a picture of the crucifixion.  Its understandable how this legend came about as the white bracts (modified leaves) of the leaves are cross shaped with rusty, blood-stained indentations at the ends with the center of the leaves/flower picturing His crown of thorns.

“In Jesus’ time, the dogwood grew
To a stately size and a lovely hue.
‘Twas strong and firm, its branches interwoven.
For the cross of Christ its timbers were chosen.
Seeing the distress at this use of their wood
Christ made a promise which still holds good:
“Never again shall the dogwood grow
Large enough to be used so.
Slender and twisted, it shall be
With blossoms like the cross for all to see.
As blood stains the petals marked in brown,
The blossom’s center wears a thorny crown.
All who see it will remember Me
Crucified on a cross from the dogwood tree.
Cherished and protected, this tree shall be
A reminder to all of My agony.”

Another belief is that the dogwood got its name from the fruit which was called ‘dogberry’ as the dog had implications of being cheap or inferior, as in the phrase “fit for a dog”.  The Hebrew word for dog, כלב ‘kelev’ is a combination of two words.  כל ‘kol’ meaning ‘all’ and לב ‘lev’ meaning ‘heart.’ This is the exact nature of a dog as it an animal of emotion full of love, loyalty and courage.

The English word ‘cleave’ comes from כלב ‘kelev’ which means a dog.  This is the nature of dogs to cleave to their masters.  Cleaving is linked to love.

Gen 2:24  Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall become one flesh.
Deu 11:22  For if keeping you will keep this command which I am commanding you, to do it, to love Jehovah your God, to walk in all His ways, and to cleave to Him,
Deu 30:20  to love Jehovah your God, to listen to His voice, and to cleave to Him. For He is your life, and the length of your days so that you may live in the land which Jehovah has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give it to them.
It is interesting to note that cleaving to Him is linked to listening to His voice.  Again, this is the nature of dogs, who better than any other animal will take commands from people…obeying the voice of their master.

The English word love traces back to the Hebrew words לוה ‘lavah’ and לב ‘lev.’  The Old English ‘lufu’ is the source of  ‘love’ from ‘leuf’ which means ‘beloved.’  In Latin ‘libido’ is desire from ‘leubh’ which means to care for or love.

This word לוה ‘lavah’ is seen in Genesis 29:34 where Leah conceives and gives birth to Levi לוי whose name comes from לוה ‘lavah’ meaning to cling or join as she hoped ‘my husband will be joined to me.’  לוה ‘lavah’ is also seen in Isaiah 56:6 which has a fascinating connection to the current study.

Isa 56:6  And the sons of the alien who join themselves on Jehovah to serve Him, and to love the name of Jehovah, to be His servants, everyone who keeps from defiling the sabbath, and takes hold of My covenant:
Isa 56:7  even them I will bring to My holy mount and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted on My altar, for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the peoples,
Isa 56:8  states the Lord Jehovah, who gathers the outcasts of Israel; I will yet gather beside him his gathered ones.  {The gathering of the outcasts is likened to a Shepherd gathering His sheep as seen in Ezekiel 34:11; 37:24}
Isa 56:9  All beasts of the field come to devour, all beasts in the forest!
Isa 56:10  His watchmen are blind; they all do not know; they are all dumb dogs; they cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber;  {Note the connection to dogs in application to the false shepherds who have led Israel astray Jeremiah 23:2-4; Ezekiel 34:2-12}
Isa 56:11  yea, dogs greedy of soul; they do not know satisfaction. And they are shepherds; they do not know to discern; they all look to their own way, each one for his own gain, from his own end, saying:
Isa 56:12  Come, and let me bring wine, and let us gulp down fermented drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, great, exceedingly abundant.
לב ‘lev’ means heart and is also linked to love.

Son 4:9  You have ravished My heart, My sister, My spouse; you have ravished My heart with one of your eyes, with one chain of your neck.
Son 4:10  How beautiful are your loves, My sister, My spouse! How much better are your loves than wine, and the scent of your ointments than all spices!


This is the nature of our pet dogs. All heart…Unconditional love…This is the love of our Lord.
1Jn 4:8 The one who does not love has not known God, because God is love.
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and have believed the love which God has in us. God is love, and the one abiding in love abides in God, and God in him.

The love of God was manifested in the crucifixion.  The Hebrew word for love is אהב ‘ahav’ which is consists of the letters  אב ‘av’ which means father and the middle letter ה ‘heh’ which has the meaning of revelation.  The Father revealed.  In ancient Hebrew, the letter ה ‘heh’ was depicted as a man with outstretched arms, like unto Messiah on the cross. How was the love of the Father revealed?  Through the giving of His only begotten Son on the cross as an atonement for the sins of mankind (John 3:16).

Butterflies

Butterflies are yet another symbol of Spring and are an amazing picture of the resurrection.  The metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly is a perfect representation of the carnal man resurrecting into ‘Spirit man.’

The Hebrew word for butterfly is פרפר ‘parpar’ which means “fruit fruit” further displaying this metamorphosis (born again) picture.

2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed {μεταμορφόω ‘metamorphoō’} into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

μεταμορφόω ‘metamorphoō’ means to be transformed or transfigured into another image.  The image {μορφή ‘morphe’} that we are to be transformed into is that of Messiah.

μορφή ‘morphe’ is used in the Septuagint to translate both the Hebrew words תואר ‘to’ar’ which means image, that comes from the same root תר as תורה ‘torah.’  μορφή ‘morphe’ is also used to translate the Hebrew word צלם ‘tselem’ which means shadow.

μορφή ‘morphē’ is also used to translate the word תמונה ‘temunah’ which means image and תּבנית ‘tabnı̂yth’ which is translated as pattern, likeness, form and similitude.

Php 2:6  who subsisting in the form (μορφη ‘morphe’) of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,

Jesus is THE image of God  (Hebrews 1:3; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:15-16) who is love (1 John 4:8).

Heb 1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Heb 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Col 1:15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Joh 1:18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

His name {שם ‘shem’} is His character which is His Word.
Rev 19:13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

Robin

The return of the birds is a sure sign of Spring, yet one in particular has traditionally been considered a symbol of Spring, the robin.

The robin gets its name from the name Robin.  Robin is a diminutive of Robert which comes from the Old High German name ‘Hrodberht’ which means bright fame, or bright glory.  This points to the Messiah, who was given a name which is above every name that is named in heaven or on earth.

Philippians 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Philippians 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and thingsin earth, and thingsunder the earth;
Philippians 2:11  And thatevery tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Spring depicts the resurrection when all will come before the throne of Messiah, bowing the knee and confessing that His the Lord.

Related Studies:

Geology

Shadows of Messiah – Summer

Shadows of Messiah -Autumn

Shadows of Messiah –  Winter

Shadows of Messiah book 3b

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