The Presidents Code – Vice President George Clinton (continued)
George Clinton was the Vice President for Thomas Jefferson‘s second term as President and continued in this role into Madison‘s Presidency until he died in 1812. As a result of his death, President Pro Tempore William Harris Crawford was the next in line of Presidential succession.
Clinton’s name meaning is a picture of Adam’s curse where he would have to work the ground with the sweat of his brow and return to the dust when he died (Genesis 3:18-19). The Madison and Clinton Presidency further illustrate the warfare that began in Genesis 3 and the curse that man would endure until the serpent is defeated by the Seed of the woman.
George comes from the Greek name Γεωργιος ‘Georgios‘ which means an earth worker.
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Clinton is from a surname which was originally from an Old English place name meaning ‘settlement on the River Glyme.’ The River Glyme is a river in Oxfordshire, England. It is a tributary of the River Evenlode. The river’s name is derived from the Brythonic word meaning a ‘bright stream.’
A ‘bright stream’ links to the Hebrew concept of ‘breaking up your fallow ground.’ The Hebrew word for light, ניר ‘niyr,’ is a picture of a farmer breaking up fallow ground which causes the water beneath to reflect the light of the sun. Again, a picture of Adam’s curse of working the ground, getting bread from the sweat of his brow (Genesis 3:19).
ניר ‘niyr’ displays the concept of breaking up fallow ground by plowing. Plowing in Hebrew is associated with the word אל ‘el’ which also means God. אל ‘el’ literally means the strong authority which in the Ancient Hebrew language is displayed as an oxen in the yoke plowing a field. An older, more experienced ox would be teamed up or yoked with a younger, less experienced ox. The older ox in the yoke is the “strong authority” who, through the yoke, teaches the younger ox. In Hebrew thought, God is the more experienced ox to whom we are to be yoked with (Matthew 11:29-30).
When Adam took of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, he was proclaiming he wanted to be his own god and so was cursed to plow the field with much difficulty, no longer yoked with Almighty God (Genesis 3:1-8).
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