The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore John E. Howard
John Howard’s name is reiterating Adam’s role in the Garden. John, as mentioned before means the camp of Yah. The camp of God during this time period in history is the Garden of Eden.
Eager is from the Old English words ‘ead’ which means prosperity and ‘gar’ which has the meaning of a triangular piece of land. 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 name then is speaking of a prosperous and great land, an appropriate description of the Garden of Eden.
Howard derives from several sources. The first source is the Anglo-Norman name ‘Huard’ which comes from the Germanic name ‘Hughard.’ Hughard comes from the word ‘hug’ meaning heart or mind and ‘hard’ meaning brave. Howard then has the meaning of ‘braveheart.’
Howard also traces back to the Old Norse name ‘Havardr.’ ‘Havardr’ comes from ‘ha’ meaning high and ‘varor’ meaning guardian or defender. ‘Havardr’ is related to the Middle English word ‘ewehirde’ which means a ‘ewe herder’ or shepherd. A ‘brave shepherd’ was the role of Adam in the beginning who was given dominion over all the earth (Genesis 1:26, 28).
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