The Presidents Code – Vice President Thomas Jefferson

The Presidents Code – Vice President Thomas Jefferson

Vice President Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican 3/4/1797-3/4/1801
Vice President Thomas Jefferson
Democratic-Republican 3/4/1797-3/4/1801

In 1796, Thomas Jefferson ran against John Adams for the Presidency but lost by 3 electoral votes and roughly 4,000 popular votes. Due to the rules of that time period, he was elected as Vice President as he had the second most electoral votes. This election led to the 12th Amendment being passed which gave electors one vote which would be given to both the President and Vice President on the same ‘ticket’ as opposed to the previous manner in which electors would have two votes, one for President and one for Vice President. This was done to avoid having men from opposing parties sit as President and Vice President as was seen in this election. Jefferson was able to use his position as Vice President to oppose President Adams on many issues leading to the ‘Revolution of 1800’ in which Jefferson would become President and the Democratic-Republican party would obtain and keep control of Congress for the next 25 years.


The name meaning of Thomas Jefferson has multiple meanings, just as in the Hebrew language of which the Bible was penned. In the article on Jefferson’s Presidency we will discuss his negative name meaning. In this article, the theme of Adam in the Garden is being portrayed where Jefferson’s name meaning is speaking of the creation of Eve.


Thomas comes from the Hebrew word תָּאוֹמָא ‘ta’oma’ which means a twin in Hebrew but also means to be full. This is a picture of the creation of Eve, the ‘twin’ of Adam who was brought to man and made him ‘full’ or ‘complete’ (Genesis 2:23-24).


The Hebrew word for twin תאם ‘taam’ comes from the root word תם ‘tam’ which means complete or whole. This is related to the Hebrew word כל ‘kol’ which also means complete or whole. The Hebrew word for bride is כללה ‘kallah’ which comes from this root word כל ‘kol’ because a bride is one added to a man to make him complete.


Jefferson means son of Geoffrey. Geoffrey is a Germanic word consisting of ‘gawia’ meaning territory, ‘walah’ meaning stranger, ‘gisil’ meaning hostage or captured and ‘frid’ meaning peace. This is a picture pointing to man leaving father and mother and cleaving to his wife (Genesis 2:24). Man leaves his former territory, and ‘captures’ in peace his bride.


In Genesis 2:18, the phrase ‘help meet’ is used which comes from the Hebrew phrase עזר כנגדו ‘ezer kenegdo.’ This literally means ‘the one who is opposite who helps.’ This would describe the above word ‘walah’ meaning a stranger.


The Hebrew word for marry is לקח ‘leqach’ which means to take, and can be used in the sense of taking hostage as seen in the above word ‘gisil.’ This is also the word for ‘taking’ one in marriage (Genesis 24:3; Deuteronomy 7:3).


The Hebrew word for peace is שלום ‘shalom’ which comes from the root word של ‘shel’ meaning to draw out or in. Here the concept of cleaving to one another, or drawing in together as one is displayed.


Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Genesis 2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Genesis 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Genesis 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.


As mentioned previously, the first political parties were formed during this time corresponding to the ‘helpful opposition’ between Adam and Eve. The Federalists who followed John Adams, supported a stronger national government and the Democrat-Republicans who followed Thomas Jefferson supported more power being given to the states. This was the beginning of the ‘First Party System’ which lasted until the time of John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.


There have been five party systems or eras in American history and amazingly they all match time periods, commonly called dispensations, described in the Bible of how the Almighty has dealt with mankind. This First Party System portrays the time period of Adam in the Garden which encompasses the Presidencies of George Washington to James Monroe.

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