The Presidents Code – Vice President George Clinton

The Presidents Code – Vice President George Clinton

Vice President George Clinton Democratic-Republican 3/4/1805-4/20/1812
Vice President George Clinton
Democratic-Republican 3/4/1805-4/20/1812

Thomas Jefferson defeated Charles Pinckney in one of the greatest landslides in history in the 1804 election. Jefferson’s 45.6 percentage point victory margin remains the highest victory margin in a presidential election in which there were multiple major party candidates. Jefferson selected George Clinton as his Vice Presidential running mate after Aaron Burr had shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in July of 1804. Clinton would remain in the role of Vice President through the Presidency of James Madison until his death in 1812.

 

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.

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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