The Presidents Code – James A. Garfield
The Presidents Code is a ‘cypher’ based upon the name meanings of the U.S. Presidents. Amazingly, their name meanings tell the story of the Biblical text, from the beginning of creation unto the coming of Messiah. In and of itself this is an incredible display of the Hand of God directing the course of history in America. However, this is just the start. Based upon the premise of this code, it is seen that the very characters of the Presidents, from their personal characters to the events that occurred during their Presidencies reveal in parable form the exact same events of the Biblical narrative of which their name meanings describe.
In the Presidents Code, James Garfield‘s name meaning is speaking of the days of Jacob dwelling with Laban where is he deceived on numerous occasions. This is the ‘strange land’ where the 12 tribes are born.
James means supplanter, from the Hebrew name Jacob.
Abram means exalted father.
Garfield means a ‘triangle field’ or ‘spear field.’ Garfield comes from an English surname that derives from ‘gar’ meaning a triangular piece of land and ‘feld’ meaning open space. A triangle is three sided tracing back to the Hebrew word שליש ‘shaliysh’ which can mean something of great measure (Psalm 80:5; Isaiah 40:12). This is speaking of the wealth obtained by Jacob in Padan Aram (Genesis 31:1).
‘Gar’ in Hebrew isגר ‘gar’ which means a stranger. This points to Jacob who was living as a foreigner in a strange land (Psalm 39:12; Genesis 28:20-22).
Here we see James Garfield’s name referring to the relationship between Jacob and Laban where Laban (the father who supplants) deceives or supplants Jacob on numerous occasions (Genesis 29:23; 31:41) but Jacob comes out wealthier in the end (Genesis 31:1; 32:10).
Garfield also has the meaning of ‘spear field.’ Shepherds used their rods as spears in ancient times to defend their flocks. The word for rod or spear in Hebrew is שבט ‘shevet’ which is also the word for a tribe. It is in a strange land, that the tribes of Israel were born (Genesis 29:32-30:24).
The Presidency of James A. Garfield is speaking of Jacob dwelling with Laban and the birth of his twelve sons and to the time when he begins his return to the land of Canaan.
The name meanings of Garfield and the other heads of government during his Presidency is depicted in story form as such:
Due to conflict with Esau, Jacob flees to Padan Aram where he would live as a stranger and become the “exalted father” of the tribes of Israel. Jacob finds his beautiful bride as well as rest and protection in land of his mother.
The above ‘story’ comes from the following names:
President James A. Garfield: Due to conflict with Esau, Jacob flees to Padan Aram where he would live as a stranger and become the “exalted father” of the tribes of Israel.
Vice President Chester A. Arthur: Jacob finds his beautiful bride as well as rest and protection in land of his mother.
Garfield’s Presidency is defined by his attempts to rid corruption in government which led to his assassination. His short Presidency parallels the life of Jacob as a shepherd in the land of Padan Aram who had to overcome the corrupt ways of his father-in-law Laban.