The Presidents Code – The Richard Nixon Presidency
Richard Nixon’s name meaning is pointing to Joshua who led Israel into victory over the Canaanite nations, albeit not in totality as commanded by the Lord. The parable of his Presidency portrays this time period of Joshua through the period of Judges.
Richard means brave power from the Germanic words ‘ric’ meaning ruler or power and ‘hard’ meaning brave. This is pointing to Joshua, called to lead Israel in warfare against Canaan.
Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
Joshua 1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Milhous means miller’s house. A miller is one who operates a machine to grind grain in order to produce flour for bread. As Vice President, this part of Nixon’s name was pointing to the manna Israel was fed by in the wilderness (Exodus 16:11-36). As President, this name is speaking of the victory of Israel over the nations of Canaan, as they became their ‘bread.’
Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
Numbers 14:9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
Nixon means son of Nicholas. Nicholas is from the Greek name Νικολαος ‘Nikolaos’ which means ‘victory of the people.’ Νικολαος comes from the Greek work νικη ‘nike’ meaning victory and λαος ‘laos’ meaning people. Here we see the victory of the people of Israel, called to be priests/rulers of the nations (Exodus 19:6), whose victory is intimately linked to bread (Deuteronomy 8:7-9). Bread is associated with warfare. The Hebrew word for war is מלחמה ‘milchama’ which comes from the root לחם ‘lechem’ which means bread. This is seen as the making of bread pictures ‘warfare’ where flour and water are mixed together and kneaded, depicting in a sense ‘fighting.’ Warfare began in the Garden when Adam was punished for the sin of eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. His punishment is associated with bread as Adam must now work the ground and by the sweat of his face eat bread (Genesis 3:19).
The warfare between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent is declared at this time (Genesis 3:15). Israel defeating the Canaanite nations is a foreshadowing of the Seed of the woman defeating the serpent. This war is ultimately won by THE Seed of the woman, the Messiah, the True Bread from heaven (Hebrews 2:14; Job 14:14; Isaiah 40:2; Revelation 2:17; John 6:48-51).
The Presidency of Richard Nixon is pointing to the days of Joshua and Israel conquering the land of Canaan, yet not in totality as commanded by the Lord. Due to Israel not fulfilling the decree of God, the inhabitants of the land would be thorns in their sides (Numbers 33:55; Joshua 23:13; Judges 2:3) leading to the period of Judges where the rulership of the land would pass back and forth between Israel and various nations of the area. Nixon’s Presidency ended in resignation due to the Watergate scandal, pointing to the time period of Samuel and the Kingship of Saul.
Nixon was the Vice President during Dwight Eisenhower‘s Presidency which was a picture of the days of Israel in the wilderness. Eisenhower’s name meaning in particular is speaking of Mt. Sinai, of which Joshua was the only other man than Moses to walk upon (Exodus 24:13; 32:16-17). This points to Nixon whose first term as President pictures the days of Joshua leading Israel in victory over the Canaanite nations.
Nixon rose to political prominence as a crusader against Communism which is a picture of Israel conquering the land of Canaan. His political career began with the finances he won at playing poker in the army. Gambling traces back to casting lots in ancient times, which was the method by which Israel’s inheritance was divided up (Numbers 26:55-56; 33:54; Joshua 14:2). However, ‘fortune’ and ‘fate’ were gods of which Israel sacrificed to and led them astray from the Most High (Isaiah 65:11). Herein is the theme of Nixon’s Presidency. Israel obtaining their inheritance in the promised land, yet mixing false worship within its gates.
In the 1968 Election, Nixon emphasized ‘law and order’ as the nation was in turmoil due to the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. Riots and demonstrations had divided the nation. Nixon’s emphasis on law and order is seen in a quote from his 1968 campaign:
“This is a nation of laws and as Abraham Lincoln has said, ‘No one is above the law, no one is below the law,’ and we’re going to enforce the law and Americans should remember that if we’re going to have law and order.”
Joshua’s call to lead Israel in war against the Canaanite nations was strongly associated with ‘law and order.’ The Lord spoke to Joshua and strengthened him by encouragement that as He was with Moses, so too He would be with Joshua all his days. The Lord commanded Joshua to be strong and courageous as he would lead Israel into their promised inheritance (Joshua 1:1-6). He was commanded to remember the law and order of which God gave Moses (Joshua 1:7-8).
On July 21st, 1969, in the first year of Nixon’s Presidency, the first man walked on the moon. Part of the Cold War was the Space Race in which Russia had been winning until the time of Nixon. This all changed when the U.S. put the first men on the moon. In the code, the Cold War was a picture of the warfare between Israel and the Canaanite nations which began at Jericho. Jericho, in Hebrew is ירחו ‘yericho,’ which literally means ‘his moon’ from the word ירח ‘yareach,’ which is one of the Hebrew words for moon.
It was at Jericho that the trumpets were sounded and the walls fell down (Joshua 6). This was a process of seven days in which the trumpets were sounded and on the seventh day the voice of the people, in conjunction with the trumpet blasts, brought down the walls of Jericho. Amazingly, the process of man walking on the moon began seven months earlier on 12/24/1968 when the crew of Apollo 8 orbited the moon. Nixon spoke of this occasion during his Inaugural address.
“Only a few short weeks ago, we shared the glory of man’s first sight of the world as God sees it, as a single sphere reflecting light in the darkness. As the Apollo astronauts flew over the moon’s gray surface on Christmas Eve, they spoke to us of the beauty of earth — and in that voice so clear across the lunar distance, we heard them invoke God’s blessing on its goodness.”
This orbit of the moon by Apollo 8 was the most watched television broadcast in history to that time. It was here that the crew of Apollo 8 read from the Book of Genesis.
Bill Anders began the transmission:
“We are now approaching lunar sunrise and, for all the people back on Earth, the crew of Apollo 8 has a message that we would like to send to you.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”
Jim Lovell continued:
“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”
Frank Borman finished the declaration of the Word of God:
“And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and God saw that it was good. And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”
This reading of the Word of God by the Apollo 8 crew, corresponds to the days of Jericho as the trumpet is likened to the voice of the Word of God (Revelation 1:10-11).
Richard Nixon’s desire for his Presidency was to bring in an age of peace, personified by the campaign slogan ‘Nixon’s the One.’ When he was inaugurated, his wife held their family Bibles open to Isaiah 2:4.
Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
This prophecy of Isaiah is speaking of the Messiah, the One who would subdue the nations, just as Joshua subdued the Canaanite nations. It is no surprise that the Messiah has the exact same name as Joshua the son of Nun (Acts 7:45; Hebrews 4:8). Jesus is the Greek form of the Hebrew name יהושׁע ‘Yehoshua’ which is transliterated into English as Joshua.
In his inaugural address, Nixon declared that “the greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker.”
“For the first time, because the people of the world want peace, and the leaders of the world are afraid of war, the times are on the side of peace…. The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. This honor now beckons America — the chance to help lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil, and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization.”
It was Nixon who ended the Vietnam War, a picture of Joshua and Israel conquering the land of Canaan which brought peace to the land. Joshua’s name literally means the shepherd who destroys in order to bring peace and salvation to his flock.
Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from war.
Continuing with Nixon’s words in his Inaugural address:
“If we succeed, generations to come will say of us now living that we mastered our moment, that we helped make the world safe for mankind.
This is our summons to greatness.
I believe the American people are ready to answer this call.”
Nixon was the first President to go to China where he met with Mao Tse Tung and was also the first President to go to the Kremlin where treaties were signed to slow the arms race. Nixon and Brezhnev proclaimed a new era of “peaceful coexistence.”
Following his trips to the USSR and China, the most powerful Communist nations, the Vietnam War was ended. Nixon appeared to be on his way to establishing the peace of which he spoke of in his Inaugural Address.
However, the peace of which Nixon sought was never realized, just as in the days of Joshua where the peace which was established in the land was short lived due to the corruption of the people (Hebrews 4:8-9).
The Vietnam War was ended in 1973 with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords. As mentioned previously, the Vietnam War was a picture of Israel defeating the Canaanite nations during the days of Joshua, yet not completely destroying them as commanded (Joshua 15:63; 16:10; 17:12-16; 23:13-13; Judges 1:19-21, 27-35). Due to Israel not fulfilling their calling, the nations of Canaan mixed among them and led them astray, just as the Lord warned (Deuteronomy 7:1-4). This mixture led to the period of Judges. Israel rebelled against the Lord which caused Him to bring forth a foreign nation to rule over them leading to their repentance and deliverance by a judge. Soon thereafter however, Israel would rebel again and the process would repeat (Psalm 106:34-45).
Later in 1973, the Yom Kippur War occurred in which the United States supported the Israelis by giving them supplies. This led to Arab nations setting up an oil embargo, causing the 1973 energy/oil crisis. This oil crisis and the end of the gold standard which was implemented by Richard Nixon in 1971 led to the 1970s recession whose effects lasted into the Presidency of Ronald Reagan.
The Oil embargo which occurred during Nixon’s Presidency points to the days of Joshua and the destruction of the Canaanite nations. There are two words for embargo in Hebrew, חרם ‘cherem’ which means to utterly destroy, and סגר ‘sagar’ which means to close or shut in.
חרם ‘cherem’ is used numerous times in the Book of Joshua, speaking of the destruction of the Canaanites by Israel (Joshua 6:21; 8:26; 10:1, 28-40; 11:11-12, 18-21; Judges 1:17). This was done in accordance with the command of the Lord to ‘utterly destroy’ them in order that they not lead Israel astray into the worship of false gods (Deuteronomy 7:2; 20:17-18).
חרם ‘cherem’ is also translated as an ‘accursed thing.’ God warned Israel not to desire the ‘accursed thing’ of the Canaanite nations when they went into the land (Deuteronomy 7:23-26). However, Israel committed trespass in the accursed thing after they utterly destroyed Jericho (Joshua 6:21; 7:1, 20-22). Achan coveted the silver and gold of the land and was destroyed because it.
The second Hebrew word for embargo is סגר ‘seger’ which means to shut or close and is the root of the word סגור ‘sagor’ which is translated as gold (Job 28:15). As mentioned previously, the Oil Embargo in conjunction with the end of the gold standard, greatly contributed to the recession which occurred during Nixon’s Presidency. Interestingly, the Hebrew word for recession comes from the word ירד ‘yared’ which means to descend or bow down. ירד ‘yared’ is source of the Hebrew word for the ‘Jordan,’ the river which Israel crossed to pass into Canaan. It is also translated as ‘subdued’ as in a nation being subdued by another (Deuteronomy 20:20). This is the theme of the days of Joshua and the judges.
The end of the gold standard in 1971 created a nearly worldwide fiat money system in which bankers or money changers would have unlimited power to manipulate the economy. ‘Fiat’ comes from the Latin word ‘fiat’ which means ‘it shall be.’ This comes from the Hebrew word היה ‘hayah’ which means ‘to be.’ For the United States, it literally means the chairman of the Federal Reserve can say ‘let it be’ and it happens. The contrast between God and Mammon is displayed in this system (Luke 16:13-15; Matthew 6:19-24). היה ‘hayah’ means ‘to be’ as in ‘I AM’ which is speaking of God Himself (Exodus 3:14). Here we see in this period of American history a parable of the two tables of which Paul spoke of (1 Corinthians 10:21).
1 Corinthians 10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.
To further elaborate, let us look at Jesus Christ’s assault on the moneychangers. In John 2:14-17 we see the Messiah making a whip out of ropes and overturning the tables of the moneychangers who had turned His Father’s house into a den of thieves. The language that the Lord used, ‘den of thieves,’ refers back to the words of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 7:11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the LORD.
What was Israel doing at this time? Mixing the worship of Baal with the worship of the LORD (Jeremiah 7:9-10). This mixture traced back to the days of the judges of which Nixon’s Presidency points to (Judges 2:13).
The Greek word in John 2:14 for money changer is κερματιστής ‘kermatistēs’ which comes from κέρμα ‘kerma’ meaning small pieces of money or coins. ‘Kerma’ comes from the word κείρω ‘keirō ‘ which has the meaning of shearing sheep. The Hebrew word for shearing sheep is גזה ‘gezah’ which is also the Hebrew word for race. It is no surprise then that a major part of Nixon’s Presidency was the continued strife over the race issue in America.
Biblically, race is not defined by color or bloodlines. Race is defined by what nature you are. You are either in Messiah or you are not (Romans 8:9). It matters not what color your skin is, or what economic status you have. You are either for Him or against Him (Luke 11:23). You are either the seed of the woman or the seed of the serpent. You either worship God or mammon.
The word for color in Hebrew, צבע ‘tseva,’ has the same meaning as being baptized and becoming anew. You are either sprinkled by the blood of Messiah (Isaiah 52:15; Hebrew 10:22) or you are still covered in the garments of sinful flesh. Interestingly, one of the words for money in Hebrew (Exodus 21:30; 30:16) is כפר ‘kopher’ which has the meaning of atonement or covering. כפר ‘kopher’ is where the word כיפור ‘kippur,’ as in Yom Kippur, comes from.
כפר ‘kaphar’ comes from the root חף ‘chaph’ which has the meaning of a bird overshadowing its brood with its wings. Richard Nixon alluded to this concept in his Inaugural address where he speaks of bringing peace to the nations, similar in nature to the ‘healing in the wings’ of the Messiah.
“I have taken an oath today in the presence of God and my countrymen to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. To that oath I now add this sacred commitment: I shall consecrate my office, my energies, and all the wisdom I can summon, to the cause of peace among nations.
Let this message be heard by strong and weak alike:
The peace we seek to win is not victory over any other people, but the peace that comes ‘with healing in its wings’; with compassion for those who have suffered; with understanding for those who have opposed us; with the opportunity for all the peoples of this earth to choose their own destiny.”
This phrase, ‘with healing in its wings,’ comes from Malachi 4:2 speaking of the Sun of Righteousness, the Messiah, who would come to earth bringing healing to all those who would choose to abide under the shadow of His wings.
Richard Nixon envisioned a ‘new world order’ with himself as the ‘peacemaker.’ The phrase ‘new world order’ comes from the Latin phrase ‘Novus Ordo Seclorum’ which was adapted by Charles Thomson in 1782 while designing the Great Seal of the United States. This phrase comes from Virgil’s Ecologue IV in which he speaks of a ‘new order of the ages’ and the return of the reign of Saturn. Saturn was said to have reigned during a golden age where gods ruled over man. This is in reality speaking of the days of Noah (Genesis 6:1-4). The interesting thing about Saturn is that he was said to be the god of commerce and minting of coins.
The English word money comes from the Latin word ‘moneta’ which means to mint or coinage. This word comes from the Roman goddess Juno, in whose temple, money was coined. This links back to the days of the Judges in which Israel mixed the worship of Baal and Ashtaroth (Judges 2:13), of whom Juno is another name for.
‘Moneta’ traces back further to the Hebrew word מנה ‘maneh.’ This too, connects to the concept of the two tables mentioned previously in 1 Corinthians 10. This word is used in reference to the table that Israel prepared for ‘that number’ during the days of Isaiah. The phrase ‘that number’ in Hebrew is מנה ‘maneh.’ This was a custom Israel inherited from the days of the Judges.
Isaiah 65:11 But ye are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
Going further into these connections is the root word of מנה ‘maneh’ which is מן ‘man.’ This is the Hebrew word for manna. Manna fell as ‘hoar frost’ upon the ground (Exodus 16:14). The Hebrew word for ‘hoar frost’ is כפור ‘kaphor,’ which is also translated as money as mentioned earlier. The Apostle Paul links these concepts together in his warning not to partake of the table of God and the table of demons. Paul says that the bread of which we eat at the table of the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:16-17), which was foreshadowed in the manna in the wilderness (John 6:32-33, 50-51, 58), is not to be mixed with the ‘bread’ of the heathen (1 Corinthians 10:20).
As mentioned previously, at this point in history Israel had corrupted its ways and began mix amongst the heathens in the land (Judges 2:13). Baal worship consisted of human sacrifice and huge fires which Scriptures speaks of as ‘passing one’s seed through the fires of Molech’ (Leviticus 18:21; 20:2-5; Jeremiah 19:5; 32:35). Another name for Molech is Saturn, mentioned previously. These sacrifices to Molech correspond with the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade which legalized abortions in this nation on a Federal level.
During Nixon’s Presidency, ‘New Federalism’ was brought forth which was a return to the days of Jefferson where the power of the Federal government would be transferred back to the States in accordance with the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.
New Federalism points to the days of the Judges where leadership in Israel was no longer by one man such as Moses or Joshua but judges who would lead certain tribes.
Judges 17:6 And in those days there was no king in Israel; each man did the right in his own eyes.
Judges 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel. Each man did that which was right in his own eyes.
Richard Nixon won the 1972 Presidential election in one of the biggest landslides in history. He then asked for resignation of his cabinet, wanting a ‘fresh beginning’ for the next term. Here is a picture of the transition from the period of Joshua leading Israel and the conquering of the land of Canaan to the next generation who rebelled against the Lord and led to the era of Judges (Psalm 106:34-45). Israel did not fully drive out the Canaanites as commanded which led to their corruption (Judges 1:19; 27-32; 2:1-23).
Corruption was a primary theme in Nixon’s second term as President. In October 1973, Spiro Agnew resigned due to being under investigation for bribery, tax evasion and extortion. Agnew became the only Vice President in United States history to resign because of criminal charges. Agnew’s resignation began the theme of corruption in the Nixon Presidency leading up to the Watergate scandal. This corresponds to the time period in which Israel is corrupted by mixing religious beliefs with the people of the land (Deuteronomy 4:9-19; 31:29; Judges 2:13-23).
Gerald Ford was appointed by Nixon as the Vice Presidential replacement for Agnew. Ford’s name meaning is speaking of the transition from the period of Judges to Kings. Just as corruption was a primary theme of Nixon’s second term in office, so too corruption was an ongoing problem for Israel during this time. (Judges 2:19; Ezekiel 16:47; 20:44; 23:11; Hosea 9:9).
The resignation of Spiro Agnew from the Vice Presidency, and Richard Nixon from the Presidency was the first and only time this had happened in American history. The Hebrew word for resign is עזב ‘azav’ which means to forsake or leave, literally the leaving of one’s family when purchased as a bride. This points to the ‘forsaking’ of God by Israel when they mixed amongst the peoples of the land (Deuteronomy 28:20; 29:24-28; 31:16; Judges 10:6, 10-13; Isaiah 62:4; Jeremiah 1:16; 2:11-13, 17-23; 5:7, 19; 9:13-16; 16:11-12).
Judges 2:12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.
Judges 2:13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
A further connection between the resignation of Nixon and Agnew and the days of the Judges is seen in the etymology of the word ‘resignation.’ Resignation comes from the Latin word ‘resignare’ which means to ‘check off,’ or ‘give up.’ In Hebrew, this would be rendered as תנה ‘tanah’ which means to give, or to hire for money. Scripture likens the spiritual whoredom that Israel committed throughout its history as ‘hiring’ themselves out (Hosea 8:10; Ezekiel 23:1-49)).
The ‘religious’ state of the country during Nixon’s administration reflects the same state of the Israel’s government during the days of the judges and kings (Ezekiel 8:12; 9:9; Psalm 73:11; 94:7-10; Isaiah 29:15). Richard Nixon spoke of this in his book ‘In the Arena.’
“Many of the Europeans who came to the New World were fleeing repressive religious authority, so it is no surprise that the Founders called for a strict separation of church and state. It was not that they were irreligious but rather that memories of a tyrannical church made them see the wisdom of a separate civil authority. Hundreds of years later, many in our intellectual elite mistakenly interpret the Constitution as requiring our society to be totally secular.”
This ‘secularist’ movement in America dominated the 1970s, corresponding with the time period in which Israel lived under the rule of the Judges. A time period in which Israel alternated living in rebellion against God with restoration unto faith, only to repeat the cycle over and over again.
Nixon’s downfall came as a result of the Watergate scandal. Watergate began when five men were arrested for breaking into the Watergate complex which was the location of the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
A ‘water gate’ is a channel for water. In Hebrew this would correspond with the word פלג ‘palag’ which literally means a division, as in the divisions of a land by rivers. This points to the days of Joshua and the Judges when the land was divided out to Israel (Joshua 13:7; 14:5; 18:5, 10). This word פלג ‘palag’ is also used in reference to the ‘rivers’ of water by which a good tree is planted mentioned in Psalm 1:3. This Psalm describes a righteous person who is likened to a tree which bears good fruit, versus a wicked man who is likened to chaff which the wind drives away. Herein is the theme of Nixon’s Presidency.
Another word in Hebrew for channel is נחל ‘nachal’ which means a river or stream but also an inheritance as something that is passed from one generation to another. It is during the days of Joshua that Israel obtained their inheritance that was promised to their fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Joshua 11:23).
The etymology of the English word channel further connects this to the concept of inheritance. ‘Channel’ traces back to the Hebrew word קנה ‘qaneh’ which is the source of the name Canaan. קנה ‘qaneh’ means an acquisition or possession. Here we see a connection to the land of Canaan which became a possession of Israel during the days of Joshua.
As a result of the Watergate investigation, it was found that Nixon had installed a tape-recording system in the White house. It was these tapes which led to his downfall as they made it possible to implicate Nixon in the cover-up. Gerald Ford became President as a result of Nixon’s resignation. Ford’s Presidency points to the time period of Samuel, Saul and David. Samuel, the ‘last judge’ of Israel, means God hears. Here we see a connection to the ‘hearing’ of the conversations recorded on the aforementioned tape-recording system. Samuel then anointed Saul as king of Israel due to the rebellious desire of the nation (1 Samuel 8:5). Saul’s name means to ask or inquire. This points to the ‘asking or desiring’ of Congress to obtain the White house tapes of which ultimately led to Nixon’s downfall.
John Dean was a part of the White House Counsel to Richard Nixon from 1970-1973 and was deeply involved in the cover-up of the Watergate burglaries. He was referred to as the ‘master manipulator of the cover up’ by the FBI. Dean believed that he was being set up by Nixon as the ‘fall guy’ for the cover up and decided to co-operate with the FBI investigation into the matter. He became the key witness for the prosecution. His name displays an interesting connection to the days of which Nixon’s Presidency displays in the Biblical narrative, particularly the end of Nixon’s Presidency which points to the days of the High Priest Eli and Samuel. Eli’s sons were very corrupt (1 Samuel 2:22-25) whose sins led to the days of Samuel as the last judge of Israel and the establishment of the kings of Israel.
John means camp of Yah. Wesley is from a surname which means ‘west meadow’ in Old English. There is only one ‘meadow’ mentioned in Scripture which is in the Western part of the land of Israel. The meadows of Gibeah (Judges 20:33). Gibeah is first mentioned in Judges 19 in the account of the Levite who had his concubine raped and murdered. This led to the near extinction of the tribe of Benjamin which occurred at the end of the book of Judges (Judges 20-21). This was a perfect example of the depravity of which Israel had sunken to as a result of their mixture with the Canaanite nations.
Gibeah was also the home of Saul, the first king of Israel (1 Samuel 10:26). Here we see the transition from the period of Judges, to the time period of Kings in Israel. So too, a transition from Nixon to Gerald Ford is seen due in large part to John Dean.
The word for meadow in the Biblical text is ערה ‘arah’ which also means to uncover or bare one’s nakedness as a meadow is a place of ‘barren trees.’ Here again we see a connection to John Dean who ‘uncovered’ the cover-up of Watergate.
Dean comes from the occupational surname ‘dean’ which refers to a person who was a dean. A dean is one who is given authority over a specific area of concern, such as Dean’s description as the ‘master manipulator’ of the Watergate coverup. ‘Dean’ comes from the Middle English ‘deen’ which traces back further to the Latin word ‘decanus’ which means ten. Amazingly, due to the release of the White House tapes, the ten congressman who initially voted against impeachment of Nixon declared they would support the move after it was revealed that Nixon lied about not being a part of the cover-up. The Middle English word ‘deen’ means a valley. This points to the Hebrew word נחל ‘nachal’ which means river and inheritance as mentioned previously.
Due to the Watergate scandal and an impending impeachment, Nixon resigned on August 9th, 1974. Nixon left the White House on an helicopter which ties into the Presidents Code parable.
The word ‘helicopter’ comes from the French word ‘hélicoptère’ which has the meaning of a device which rises perpendicularly. This word traces back to the Greek word ἕλιξ ‘helix’ which means “spiral” and πτερον ‘pteron’ which means wing.
A “spiral” in Hebrew is צפירה ‘tsephirah’ which is translated as ‘diadem’ in the Scriptures (Isaiah 28:5) which points to the transition in the Biblical narrative from the time of the Judges to the time period of Kings. This time period is displayed in the Presidency of Gerald Ford, who took over the office of Presidency when Nixon resigned.
צפירה ‘tsephirah’ is also translated as the morning (Ezekiel 7:7, 10), linking back to the πτερον ‘pteron’ (wing) aspect of the helicopter etymology. The early morning rising of the sun is associated with “wings” in the Bible (Malachi 4:2).
Mal 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.
It is interesting to note that the Gerald Ford was known as the “healing” President. Samuel anointed Saul as Captain over Israel to save the nation (1 Samuel 9:16). The Hebrew word for save, ישע ‘yasha,’ also means to ‘heal’ (Psalm 67:2).