It is time to launch a counter-offensive against the Creationists and applaud the Ancient’s evolutionary transition in the Testaments. The Ancient’s never believed in a Creation Theory or sin.
Genesis is certainly a book supporting evolution. Seven a prime number, that’s not divisible, outlines a pattern, an inheritance, step by step. The symbol seven reflects society’s stages of growth from the lowest to highest. This repetition is evident right throughout to the book of Revelation where the call is to “Come out” from all theistic literal deception, the woe of mankind. We travel an ever divergent path, fossils of the times, from the local, to the establishment of nations and states, and finally end up with a universal apocalypse. Evolution in every era is always described in seven succinct steps:
|7 Days and 7 Angels of Evolution|
|Light (Gen. 1:1–5)||First
|Proclaims light (Rev. 5:1)|
|Division (Gen. 1:6–10)||Second
|“Woe, woe, woe” (Rev. 8:13)|
|Grass, new life (Gen. 1:11–13)||Third
|Everlasting gospel, open (Rev. 14:6–7)|
|Concept (Gen. 1:14–19)||Fourth
|Babylon is fallen; creative conception triumphs (Rev. 14:8)|
|Be fruitful (Gen. 1:20–23)||Fifth
|A warning against complacency (Rev. 14:9–11)|
|Man, concept, rest (Gen. 1:22–31||Sixth
|Arise, spread the word; It is done (Rev. 16:17)|
|Rest (Gen. 2:1–2)||Seventh
|“Come out of her my people,” rest (Rev. 18:4–5)|
The first expressions were in simple numerical symbols. Repetition of numbers brought increasingly complex connotations. This initial article largely covers the books of the Old Testament from Genesis to Isaiah/Daniel ending with victory over Babylonian captivity and Grecian expansion of the Post-exilic era, ending with the victory of Judas Maccabees. The message has never been apprehended by Christianity and to a lesser extent by Judaism. When comprehension failed it was said to be taken to the Gentiles (Isa. and Paul). Many NT symbols will become apparent from the OT graphic. Key symbols only from the very beginning, “let there be Light” are disclosed. Each symbol evolves and develops through usage and the implications are largely left to the reader to ponder. All symbols are evolutionary and reveal the applied philosophy of the Ancients. There is no theory of Creation in these writings. If you are a traditionalist or orthodox in any regard do not read further.
Part 1 – Evolution – Simple Numerical Symbols from the Beginnings to the Life to Kings
Firstly an introduction precis covering Genesis:
Genesis (Evolution) – The beginning of the creation of words, symbols and metaphors descriptive of the evolutionary process:
- Day 1 – Evolution began describing Light out of Darkness – capitals used to describe symbols of Day and Night and the Spirit of Evolution came from the unknowable.
- Day 2 – Symbol of Division – All processes have inherent conflict, mostly quite brutal, between this and that way. Evolution requires a comparative advantage to occur, to tip the scales, survival of the fittest.
- Day 3 – New shoots emerge. The third day symbol indicates enhancement and change – often referred to as green grass.
- Day 4 – Concept, consciousness had evolved over a long duration – the fourth day represents the creation of the ability to conceive physicality.
- Day 5 – Positivity combats complacency. Negativity negates. To make life was to be fruitful. The writers skilfully show this generative trait in a world that was extremely restrictive, masculine, violent and repressive.
- Day 6 – Consciousness emerged in mankind (male and female) – mankind had potential to shape, mould and draw out the best. An abundance of examples will soon be given.
- Day 7 – God now Rested. The baton had been passed. Mankind had every tool available to take on this vicarious responsibility. God not being anthropomorphic could only be envisaged by mankind in likeness to the power of conscious perception.
Initially we will see that the numerals 3 and 7 dominate the symbols. All symbols are endlessly repeated in various circumstances but all point to their basic outlined characteristic. Many more symbols emerge out of the oral recollection of key historical points of reflection and again repetitive usage enhances the circumstance. These symbols are supplemented by each act as we move through the Books of the Testaments. All symbols are used to substantiate an evolutionary synthesis, the wholeness, evident in the expansion from the local, to national to universal.
Only the major symbols of the Testaments will be canvassed in this article. For example here are many instances of three and seven being mentioned in multiple ways:
- 3 days Symbol (new grass) expansion of new types:
– “The three branches are three days” – Gen. 40:12
– “The three baskets are three days” – Gen. 40:18
– “And he put them all together into ward three days” – Gen. 42:17
– “We will go three days journey into the wilderness” – Exd. 8:27
– “and it came to pass on the third day in the morning” – Exd. 19:16
– “on the third day shall be burnt with fire” – Lev. 7:17
– “thou hast smitten me these three times?” – Num. 22:28
– “send grass in thy fields…be full (rain, corn, wine, oil)” – Duet. 11:15
– “three times a year…feast of unleavened bread, feast of weeks, feast of tabernacles” – Deut. 15:16
– “three cities” – Deut 19:2, “three parts” – Deut. 19:3 – different types of grass evident.
– “the grass faileth, there is no green thing” – Isa. 15:6
– “the son of man…shall be made…grass” – Isa. 51:12
- 7 days Symbol expanding as mankind becomes more complex:
– “out of the river seven well flavoured kine” – Gen. 41:2
– “the seven good kine are seven years” – Gen. 41:26
– “the seven good ears are seven years” – Gen. 41:26
– “seven years of great plenty” – Gen. 41:29
– “there shall arise after them seven years of famine” – Gen. 41:30
– “he made a mourning for his father seven days” – Gen. 50:10
– “seven days were fulfilled after the Lord had smitten the river” – Exd. 7:25
– “And seven days were fulfilled” – Exd. 7:25
– “Seven days thou shall eat unleavened bread” – Exd. 12:15
– “seventh day shall be a holy convocation” – Exd. 12:16
– “seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses” – Exd. 12: 19
– “seven days of unleavened bread” – Exd. 13:6
– “in the seventh he shall go out free” – Exd. 21:2
– “seven days it shall be with his dam” – Exd. 22:30
– “seventh year thou shall let it rest and lie still” – Exd. 23:11
– “seventh day thou shalt rest” – Exd. 23:12
– “seventh day he called out Moses out of the midst of the cloud” – Exd. 24:16
– “seventh is the Sabbath of rest” – Exd. 31:15
– “seventh year shall be a sabbath” – Lev. 25:4
– “seven number seven Sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years” – Lev. 25:8
– “seven number seven Sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years” – Lev. 25:8
– “seven Sabbath of years shall be unto thee forty nine years” – Lev. 25:8
– “seven years thou shalt make a release” – Duet. 15:1
– “the seventh year…is at hand” – Duet. 15:9
– “Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee…from such time as thou begin to put the sickle to the corn” – Deut. 16:9
– “feast of tabernacles seven days” – Duet. 16:13
– “every seven years, in the solemnity of the year” – Duet. 31:10
– 7 or 7th indicates that the period was not divisible as physical life was perceived as eternal.
- The writers perceived God was at Rest and always would be forever at Rest – God had passed the baton to mankind (male and female). Adam, male and female, representing sentient mankind having a choice to fill the void, or like some, create a divide between the constructive and destructive. The question was what could result from consciousness. There was always a physicality but the abundance of abstract had unlimited potential. The pedagogical had to be tested. And the result was a mass of symbols to depict evolving psychology, life and governance implemented.
Some of these symbols are listed below showing the source of Type, and I have extended to include Antitype’s and Archetype’s (Revelation) re-application where appropriate and insightful.
- 70 Symbol (three score and ten) – representing each individual’s lifetime potential:
Type – reverence for our life span
– “and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days” – Gen. 50:3
– “the loins of Jacob were seventy souls” – Exd. 1:5
– “three score and ten palm trees” – Exd. 15:7
– “and seventy of the elders of Israel” – Exd. 24:1
Antitype Evolution – extending symbols
- 9:24 – “Seventy weeks are determined” – 70 weeks * 7 = 490 years (day-for-a-year principle). This is a multiplication of 7 and 70, an evolutionary advance to encompass both Pre-exilic and Post-exilic eras – two witnesses.
Archetype Evolution – combining symbols
- “forty two months” (1260 / 42 = 30 days per month) – Rev. 11:2
- “a thousand two hundred and three score days” – Rev. 11:3
- “three days and a half” (half of 7) – Rev. 11:9
42 months = 3.5 years. 3.5 years is half a 7 year period where sacred (1260 days) symbol = secular civil (1260 days) symbol. A seven year period is 2520 days (30*12*7) with half being 1260 days. Completion was always based on the 7 symbol. Completion meant mankind accepted full responsibility.
Mankind having been drawn from the cosmological waters was tasked with establishing a governance of the whole – on dry ground – beyond the Red sea.
- 12 Symbol (Symbol of diversity)
Type examples established
- “twelve years they served Chedorlaomer” – Gen. 14:4
- “twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make of him” – Gen. 17:20
- “Now the sons of Jacob were twelve” – Gen. 35:22
- “where were twelve wells under water” – Exd. 15:27
- “according to the twelve tribes” – Exd. 39:14
- “and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel”
- “ending of twelve months he walked in” – Dan. 4:29
Antitype extension in NT
- “with the issue of blood twelve years” – Math. 9:12
- “he ordained twelve” – Mark 3:24
- “Then the twelve called the multitude of” – Acts 6:2
- “to the twelve tribes which are scattered” – Jam. 1:1
- “upon her head a crown of twelve stars” – Rev. 12:1
- “at the gates twelve angels” – Rev. 21:12
- “walls of the city had twelve foundations” – Rev. 21:12
- “life which bare twelve manner of fruit” – Rev. 22:2
- 40 Symbol representing our mature years of full potential ability
- “was in the mount forty days and forty nights” – Exd. 24:18
- “These forty years the Lord thy God hath been” – Deut. 2:7
- “forty years in the wilderness” – Duet. 8:2, 29:5
- “forty days and forty nights” – Duet. 9:11, 18, 25, 10:9
- “Forty stripes” – Deut. 25:3
Antitype Evolution in NT
- “was there in the wilderness forty days” – Math. 4:2
- “Being forty days tempted of the devil” – Luke 4:2
- “in the wilderness forty years” – Acts 7:36
- “and about the time of forty years” – Acts 13:18
- “I forty stripes save one” – 2 Cor. 11:24
- “he grieved forty years” – Heb. 3:17
Archetype Apocalypse – combining of symbols 7, 12, 30, 40, 42 – diversity, perfect square
- “sealed a hundred and forty and four” – Rev. 7:4 – perfect square
- “tread under foot forty and two months” – Rev. 11:2 – 1260 days
- “him to continue forty and two months” – Rev. 13:5
- “with him an hundred forty and four” – Rev. 14:1, 3
- “and hundred and forty and four cubits” – Rev. 21:17 – exact perfection reflecting the achievement of mankind’s inkhorn of guaranteed victory.
- 10 Symbol
There is a division on the 2nd day in the firmament. The division represented by Cain and Abel, is also highlighted by the difference between the laws and commandments. The real Ten Commands are immediately after the ten laws. They are not hidden for those wanting to find them – “ten laws” (Exd. 20) distinguished from the “Ten Commandments” (Exd. 25-27) – evolution at its best: – “make an ark of shittim wood” – Exod. 25:10–22
- – “make a mercy seat of pure gold” – Exod. 25:17–22
- – “make a table of shittim wood” – Exod. 25:23–30
- – “make a candlestick of pure gold” – Exod. 25:31–40
- – “make ten curtains of fine twined linen for walls” – Exod. 26:1–6 “and curtains of goat’s hair for covering” – Exod. 26:7–13
- – “And thou shall make a covering for the tent of ram’s skins dyed red and a covering above of badgers’ skins” – Exod. 26:1
- – “make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up” – Exod. 26:15 – “and make bars of shittim wood” – Exod. 26:26
- – “make a vail.… Hang up the vail under the taches.… Bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.… And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick” – Exod. 26:31–37
- – “make an altar of shittim wood” – Exod. 27:1. In archetype the court and its trimmings are “without the temple, leave out, measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles” – Rev. 11:2
- – “make an atonement” – Exod. 30:6–8, 10
The writers were carefully pointing out a division in society represented by those who only think traditionally, relying on what is, according to the laws of the day and those who want to mould a higher achievement, relying on what could be, as society progresses upwards.
The Ten Commandments are all to “make” as content was necessary for the temple of the heart and mind, and this is a prerequisite to an evolutionary process after escape from bondage. Being judgmental is not adequate. An alternative is a prerequisite for going beyond the cobwebs. Those not interested in evolution followed purely the strict 10 laws (Adam) out of 635 laws, and were not seduced by Eve, the life-giver. Sin is not moving on to a higher plane, but the tent needs a carpenter. It is to be made (made is used 200 times in Genesis and Exodus). Of this great divide we are all individually made witnesses.
Type Ritual and ceremonial was their objective world. Barbaric warriors dominated and life was strictly hierarchical in all aspects. Everyone learns by associating a known object with ideas, for example light and dark. With the written word becoming more sophisticated soon animals would portray kings and kingdoms as types proliferated.
Antitype Repetitive symbols would be used in altering circumstance pointing to a higher climb to elevation.
Archetype All the symbols are combined in the Book of Revelation when the Jewish nation had experienced three eras of regressive, repressive governance – Pre-exilic, Post-exilic and the third witness of the Hasmoneans, Pharisees and Sadducees. The nation was seen to have persecuted their population (imposed taxes, enforced enslavement for monumental city building and harbour constructions, forced movement from agricultural subsistence to the cities, starvation), described as a catastrophe, persecution (crucifixion), denying any chance of resurrection of vox populi, and pending again bonding by a foreign power.
- Joseph Symbol (precept for NT story of Joseph and Mary)
- Joseph from Hebrew means increaser.
- Governor over Egypt – famine – turmoil in governance.
- Joseph’s coat – coat is symbolic of spot where weight of garment hangs, upon the shoulder. This spot is forerunner of Jesus Christ and the apostles the coat of many colours. Midrash is the foundation stone.
Antitype – of NT Joseph
- Joseph in NT is a parody of Joseph in OT.
- Marah Symbol (precept for NT story of Mary and Joseph)
- “when they came to Marah…could not drink – for they were bitter” – Exd. 15:23. Mary from Marah means “bitterness in Hebrew – no sustenance, no objective and tied to a life of bondage.
- “Call me not Naomi, call me Mara (bitter): for the Almighty hath dwelt very bitterly with me. I went out full…brought me home empty” – Ruth 1:20-21
- In the Testaments there are two virgins – firstly from alma meaning without God (unmarried, concealed from God), and from bethulah (one with God at the times of Hezekiah, Judas Maccabees). And in NT virgin (in Greek, parthenos, “holy”, “sanctified” (equivalent to bethulah), leads to rectitude, as it strengthens and fortifies.
- “There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David” – Ruth 4:17. The line of David starts here. Mara’s progeny is set in stone. The same picture sequence was duplicated in NT times.
Antitype – of NT Mary
Mary in NT is parody of Mara in OT.
- Book of Joshua (precept for NT story of Jesus)
- He led Israel over the Jordan and conquered most of the land and gave inheritance to the tribes of Israel.
- “called the twelve men” – Josh. 4:4, 20
- Joshua went that night into the midst of the” – Josh. 8:13
- “three days ye shall pass” – Josh. 1:11
- “two kings of the Amorites…Sihon and Og” – Josh. 2.10 – depicts the void
- “hide yourself three days” – Josh. 2:16
- “abode there three days” – Josh. 2:22
- “after three days” – Josh. 3:2
- “Hittities, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, Jebusites – Josh. 3:9 Highlights the foreign forces of darkness, oppression
- “dry ground” – Josh. 3:17, 4:22 – distinguishes from the sea monsters
- “midst of Jordan” – Josh. 4:3, 5, 9, 10, 18 – midst is an important symbol
- “forty years in the wilderness” – Josh. 5:6
- “seven priests, seven trumpets, seventh day, seven times” – 6:4 – 7 is always a symbol
- “midst of my tent” – Josh. 7:21
- “Ai he hanged on a tree” – Josh. 8:29 – NT Jesus was persecuted on the tree of life
“three days after they had made a league” – Josh. 9:16
- “on the third day” – Josh. 9:17
- “Gibeon – all men mighty – five kings – kings of Amorites, Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish (Eglon)” – Josh. 10. Five kings defeated and hanged. Highlights as the forces of darkness and perceived throughout the writings of Josuah.
- “wrote these words in the book of the” – Josh. 24:26
- Jesus in Hebrew is Joshua – Jah saves. Jesus led Israel against the governance of the Pharisees and Sadducees (state-church rule) and re-established a true inheritance – the evolution of the written word – Revelation reveals that Jesus was the words of mankind, called “Word of God”, not a human saviour as such – always words verses the void of anarchy.
- In reporting the fight against the Pharisees and Sadducees the NT duplicated the types set up in the OT – Joseph, Mara, man child, Joshua, Immanuel (Hezekiah – Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace), twelve tribes…
– Projects the universal application at the time of the Apocalypse when it is revealed that Jesus Christ is the written “Word of God”, made to fill the contents of the temple of the heart and soul.
– The “Revelation of Jesus Christ” – Rev. 1, as is stated in Rev. 19:3 “and his name is called, The word of God”, “they were beheaded…for the word of God” – Rev. 20:4. Read for these words are “true and faithful”. Testify “unto every man that heareth the word” and “if any man take away from the words” – Rev. 22:19 ends the book. “We preach Christ crucified” never was a one person sacrifice, but community that created a philosophy of words.
– The book of Revelation was written after the persecution of the Pharisees and Sadducees and the re-establishment of law and order by Peter and James, reflecting Adam. Creativity, Eve, had been bound by the bands, many times. Three synoptics were written later to substantiate the story of Paul and John of Patmos – a diatribe against deception, a call to the oeuvre of the populace. John’s forth gospel de-literalized and restored the message of Paul and John of Patmos.
– All the books of the NT emerge from the original OT record of Joseph, Mara, the birth of the man child, the Book of Joshua, the story of Immanuel – Prince, Counsellor – Hezekiah who restored – Isa. 42:22, and the anointed one Cyrus, “who did it not for himself”, and so on.
– In Isaiah we had been told to remember former things, over and over again – precept upon precept – evolution on evolution – former on former – Isa. 41:22, 42:9, 46:9, 48:7. The same is inferenced by “and none saith, Restore” – Isa. 42:22, ensamples for our admonition.
– Isa. 59:16 states “And he saw there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor”, and “no form nor comeliness” –Isa. 53:2 and “when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.” – Isa. 53:2. So much for iconic imagery. There was no Christ person, but Christ is the beauty of written metaphors promulgated by the diversity of the community, and so, in Rev. 13, “his name is called The Word of God” and “I saw no temple therein” – Rev. 21:22 and this is “Faithful and True” – Rev. 19:11 and our heritage – Isa. 54:17, wherever it be, whatever it be.
- Other NT Symbols first used in OT
- “and set them upon an ass” – Exd. 4:20
- “though hang him on a tree” – Deut. 21:22
- “he is the Rock, his work is perfect” – Deut. 32:4
- “before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child” – Isa. 66:7 – note, “man child” from root zakar – to mark(so as to be recognized) i.e. to remember, bring (call, come, keep, put) in remembrance, to think on
- “The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness” – Isa. 40:3
- “good tidings” – Isa. 40:9
- “so the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith” – Isa. 41:7
- “shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles” – Isa. 42:2, 60:3, 11, 16, 61:6, 62:2, 66:12, 19. This is the same story related by Paul.
- “I have surnamed thee (Cyrus the anointed)” – Isa. 45:4
- Midst Symbol – the word “midst” is symbolic of the evolutionary, transit nature of life (important for Dan. 9:27):
- “midst of the sea” – Exd. 14:29
- “midst of thee” – Exd. 33:3,5
- “midst of Egypt” – Duet. 11:3
- “raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee” – Deut. 18:15 (beginning of philosophy)
- “midst of thy land” – Deut. 19:2
- “in the midst of the week” – Dan. 9:27
- Offerings Symbol – responsibility of individual to community
– “trespass offering” – Lev. 7:1
– “the sin offering” – Lev. 7:7
– “man’s burnt offering” – Lev. 7:8
– “meat offering” – Lev. 7:10
– “peace offering” – Num. 6:17
– “burnt offering” – Num. 6:11
– “drink offering” – Num. 6:17
– “wave offering” – Num. 6:20
- Evolution from Judges to Kings to Kingdoms – Local, National, Universal
- “I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about” – Deut. 17:14
- “bring a nation against thee…swift as eagle flieth” – Deut. 28: 49
- Firstfruits – (great symbol of the continuation of evolution) –speaks for itself
- “first born are mine” – first born represented the continuation of evolution – Num. 3:13
- “the firstfruits of thy corn” – Deut. 18:4
- “in the day of first fruits, when ye bring” – Num. 28:26
- “brought in abundance the first fruits if” – 2 Chron. 31:5
- “mark them that cause division” – Rom. 16:17
- “there was division among the people” – John 7:43
- Giant Symbol – annihilating forces of destruction – the opponents to the renowned
- Nimrods – giants in the land, valiant, strong, son of Cush, son of Ham – Babylonia
- Shishak – Bubastic dynasty in Egypt – invaded Judea under Rehoboam, and plundered Jerusalem and temple – 973 BC ceremonial years
- Anakims, Moabites, Emins, Ammonites, Zamzummins – were accounted giants – Duet. 2.10, Duet. 2:20
- For only Og … remnant of giants – Duet. 3:11
- “utterly destroy – Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, Jebusites” – Duet. 20:17
- Beasts – Saul (Lion), David (Bear), Solomon (Leopard) Diverse Beast (Israel – 10 tribes), Judah ( 7 Kings – after Hezekiah)
- Assyrians, Egyptians, Greeks
- Chaldees/Babylonians described as “I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou did not lay these things to thy heart” – Isa. 47:7
- Pharisees and Sadducees
- Seven churches of Asia that go astray – reflective of modernity
- Predictive Beasts of modernity likened to Beasts of old
- Woman on beast, creationist and literalists who have opposed a Sacred – Civil interpretation – are described as the great whore that sitteth upon many waters – “I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow” – Rev. 18:7 replicating Isa. 47:7 “I shall be a lady forever”, but now universal.
- Two Symbol – Symbol of Division
- “I will put a division between my people” – Exd. 8:23
- “do not eat…them that divide the cloven hoof” – Duet. 14:7
- “burn with fire a third part…smite (a third part)…scatter (a third part) – Eze. 5:2
- “to see if there were any that did understand” – Psa. 14:2
- “their hearts, that they cannot understand” – Isa. 44:18
- “the Lord made me understand in writing” – 1 Chr. 28:19
- Virgin Symbol – virgin has different connotations depending on the root – almah – city or state in concealment, unmarried, without God – the unknown or bethulah – separation of city or state from being from God i.e. being with God – the unknown – opposite of almah.
When the city or state is disjointed, concealed or unmarried – almah it is said “Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel (with us is God)” – Isa. 7:14 When restoration is achieved it is said “the virgin (bethulah), the daughter of Zion, hath despised thee and laughed thee to score…shaken her head at thee” – Isa. 37:22
In the NT “virgin” is again referring to the state of governance.
Summary of Part 1
Life-giver – Eve – was drawn from the ribs of Adam. Adam (male and female) represented the beginning of civil governance. Eve’s femineity portrays the life-force ever-present whether it be subjective, objective or abstractive – whether beneficial or detrimental.
Conflict developed between conscious Cain (possessor) and conscious Abel (shepherd – giver) – the perennial battle of opposites, backwards and forward jostling – enlarged to Shem (renown, repute, productive, maker), versus Hamites (swarthy, dark coloured, unproductive) and Japethite (extender (warrior), fair) – and then Israel, the then protagonist against warring nations – the makers (renown) versus the void (warriors), light versus dark.
The creative consciousness was given a new beginning – Mt Ararat (meaning a new creation) – two of very kind, male and female, productiveness floating in ark (sanctuary of written word) above the void depths of the sea where monsters and leviathans lurk.
There was a covenant stretching between the unknown cosmological and dry land – mankind’s potentiality, the new shoots. This bond cannot ever be broken – one cannot do without the other – ecologically dependent.
Abraham represented the father of all advancement contending with the battle of the kings (depravity of Sodom and Gomorrah). Abraham had a trial of faithfulness (conscious action) – what should I do, and that is always the question, at this very moment.
Jacob’s dream – ladder stretching from earth (governance – dry land) to the unknown – Jacob’s name was changed to Israel – power between the unnameable was now vicariously held by mankind (facilitating the power of aptitude and recall), recollecting former things, not turning a blind exclusive eye to our cultural inheritance, being inclusive.
This is not the ‘lite’ academic philosophy or Greek philosophy that has drenched our shores and has become deformed Christianity – it was always societal “governance”, numbers, a phonetic (oral) recall that would be transcribed to words (described as the “Word of God” – the writer’s anointed inkhorn, the resurrected body) – philosophy must characterize governance.
Part 2 – Evolution – Phonetics to Higher Descriptive Writing of Governance
The Animal Beastly Description of Kings and Kingdoms
The Lion Symbol — King Saul
Saul was described by Daniel as a lion beast. Daniel 7:4 says, “The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given it.”
Saul was a king who had riches. Saul was polished. Saul was lifted up, very tall and Saul was given a new heart. Saul is confirmed as the lion.
The Bear Symbol — King David
David was described as the bear beast. Daniel 7:5 says, “And behold another beast, a second, like a bear, and it raised up itself on one side (or “raised up one dominion” — see margin notes in KJV), and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it; and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh” (Dan. 7:5).
David was the king who had raised up a dominion, and David held three ribs in his mouth (Moabites, Syrians, Edomites). David devoured much flesh. These three witnesses confirm David as the bear.
The Leopard King Symbol — King Solomon
Solomon was described as the leopard beast. Dan. 7:6 says, the third beast was “like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl”. Wings, as already stated, indicate wealth. “The beast had also “four heads,” illustrating much wisdom, as, “the wise man’s eyes are in his head” – Eccles. 2:14.
Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and wisdom – “Solomon exceeded…for riches and for wisdom” – 1 Kings 10:23.
The Diverse Beast Symbol — Israel (Ten Tribes) and Judah (Last Seven Kings before Babylonian Captivity)
The Ten Horn Symbol: Tribes of Israel:
– Reuben, Simeon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebuluon, Ephraim, Manasseh — Note: Asher, Zubuluon and Manasseh were plucked – moved permanently to Jerusalem
The Seven Heads Symbol: The Little Horn — Judah Kings after Hezekiah (Immanuel) up to Babylonian Captivity:
– Manasseh, Amon, Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehioachin, Zedekiah.
Written after the book of Revelation the synoptics each detail the oppressive reign of the Pharisees and Sadducees. The synoptics highlight over and over their administrative errors. The Pharisees and Sadducees are like the two horned beast of Rev. 13:11, in the apocalyptic era, where all deception ends:
For example, the main emphasis is in the words of Mark are there for us to see:
- “And they (P & S) were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes” – Mark 1:22
- “What thing is this? what new doctrine is this?” – Mark 1:27
- “And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the Sabbath day that which is not lawful? … The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath” – Mark 2:24–27
- “And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him” – Mark 3:6
- “That seeing they may see, and not perceive” – Mark 4:12
- “For Herod feared John, knowing he was a just man” – Mark 6:20
- “Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands?” – Mark 7:5
- “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod” – Mark 8:15
- “And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him” – Mark 10:2
- “and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they condemn him to death, and shall deliverer him to the Gentiles” – Mark 10:33
- “have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner” – Mark 12:10
- “And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians” – Mark 12:13
- “Then come unto him the Sadducees … If a man’s brother dies …” – Mark 12:18–19
- “And they lead Jesus away to the high priest” – Mark 14:53
- “Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done?” – Mark 15:14
The archetype occurs in the apocalyptic age. The two beasts – the ten horned and seven headed monster is highlighted in Rev. 13:1 and the two horned beast in Rev. 13:11. John of Patmos surmised that the beasts of modernity would be patterned on the beasts of the past although with different characteristics. In this era the woman sits on the beast proudly, for the past two thousand years, and without a care so cocky that her doctrines and truths are correct and true, that they are espoused in congress and senate.
But the ten horns turn on the woman and make her “desolate and naked, and burn her with fire.” The merchants of the earth “weep and mourn after her”. And in, “one hour so great riches is come to nought”.
John of Patmos’ remarkable vision awaits fulfilment for the “true marriage of the Lamb is come”. Restoration, after two thousand years of pitched darkness.
Finally Jubilee when Daniel’s Highly Sophisticated Vision is Apprehended
Type Accumulation to match 490 years (70 weeks Dan: 9:24)
Jubilee is celebrated after 49 years (7 * 7) as all is fully complete.
This Ancient model shows that also after 7 * 70 or after 490 years all was complete in symbolic terminology. There was two witnesses, one Pre-exilic and one Post-exilic. Judas Maccabees great victory allowed old men to sit in the street and sing again a new song.
1. 483 Years Pre-exilic
The record of the years of reigns in the texts of King and Chronicles ads up to 483 years out of 490 years. This is Daniel’s most intricate advance of the Ancestor’s tale and shows a pilgrimage to a higher level of DNA and genes.
Let’s count the years of kings recorded from David’s decree to construct the Temple: 49 ( -5) + 17 + 3 + 41 + 25 + 8 + 1 + 6 + 40 + 29 +52 + 16 + 16 + 29 + 55 + 2 + 31 +1/4 + 11 +1/4 + 11 years + 50 years of captivity = 483
|Year BC||Kingly Reign||Referenced from Books of Kings and Chronicles|
|1021||David||David’s command to restore and build Jerusalem 49 years (D/Y principle) 7 weeks = 49 days 1021 BC to 972 BC according to Daniel 9:24. David was said to have reigned 40 years.|
|976||Rehoboam – 17 years||1 Kings 14:21 Rehoboam “reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem”|
|972||Rehoboam||Shishak, King of Egypt, against Jeroboam of Israel in 972, in fifth year of Rehoboam – reason for -5 above) –Shishak pillages Temple was a key event as it represents disruption.|
|959||Abijah – 3 years||2 Chron. 13:2 Abijah “reigned three years in Jerusalem”|
|956||Asa – 41 years||2 Chron. 16:13 Asa “died in the one and fortieth year of his reign”|
|915||Jehoshaphat – 25 years||2 Chron. 20:31 Jehoshaphat “reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem”|
|889||Jehoram – 8 years||2 Chron. 21:5 Jehoram “reigned eight years in Jerusalem”|
|885||Ahaziah – 1 year||2 Chron. 22:2 Ahaziah “reigned one year in Jerusalem”|
|883||Athaliah – 6 years||2 Kings 11:3, 21 Athaliah reigned for six years in Jerusalem|
|877||Johoash – 40 years||2 Kings 12:1 Joash “forty years reigned he in Jerusalem”|
|838||Amaziah – 29 years||2 Kings 14:2 Amaziah “reigned twenty nine years in Jerusalem”|
|808||Uzziah – 52 years||2 Chron. 26.3 Uzziah “reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem”|
|756||Jotham – 16 years||2 Chron. 27:8 Ahaz “reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem”|
|742||Ahaz – 16 years||2 Chron. 27:8 Ahaz “reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem”|
|726||Hezekiah – 29 years||2 Chron. 29:1 Hezekiah “he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem”|
|697||Manasseh – 55 years||2 Chron. 33:1 Manasseh “reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem”|
|642||Amon – 2 years||2 Chron. 33:21 Amon “reigned two years in Jerusalem”|
|640||Josiah – 31 years||2 Chron. 34:1 Josiah “reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years”
Josiah’s good reforms, 625 B
|609||Jehoahaz – ¼ year||2 Chron. 36:2 Jehoahaz “he reigned three months in Jerusalem”|
|609||Jehoiakim – 11 years||2 Chron. 36:5 Jehoiakim “he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem”
606 Captivity 70
|606||Captivity 70 years||Captivity|
|599||Jehoiachin – ¼ year||2 Chron. 36:9 Jehoiakim “reigned three months and ten days”|
|599||Zedekiah – 11 years||2 Chron. 36:11 Zedekiah “and he reigned 11 years in Jerusalem”|
|585||Captivity, completed by 585 BC Starting point to work backward with dating of kings’ reigns|
|538||Jews commence return under Zerubbabel 434 (62 X 7) years – 62 weeks = 434 days, 972 BC to 538 BC|
|538||Darius took the kingdom (Dan. 5:31) Total 483 Ceremonial Years according to Bible 483 (69 X 7) years – 69 weeks = 483 days (D/Y principle) 1021 BC – 538 BC|
|535–536||Cyrus’s (the anointed) decree (Ezra 1:1)|
The philosophy was understood by Daniel – Dan. 9:22, thanks to Gabriel. Daniel portrayed the transposition of natural evolvement from local, to national, but he had to complete a 1 week 7 days = 7 years according to day-for-a-year principle = 7 X 360 = 2520 days – to total 490 years. Daniel knew that the world was round and that the original Ancient philosophy was based on 30 days a month or 360 days a year. Daniel understood the intercalary adjustment necessary to fully synchronize with the cosmology. 5 months of Gen. 8 had 150 days and twelve represented the diversity of life and the cosmos. Dividing the year into two equal proportions of 1260 days was stating the civil had to be synchronized with the cosmological. The divine sacred that was beyond comprehension, and unnameable but civil governance was very real and their protective force.
2. 7 Years Post-exilic – completion of the 490 years model
Daniel had compiled an amazing colourful histogram in numerical form and entwined it to complete his 70 weeks (490 years) symbol of Dan. 9:24:
|1.||2,300 days — “in the midst of the week” — plunder (Dan. 8:14, 9:27)|
|2.||10 days — of intense persecution — mourning (1 Macc. 1:54–64)|
|3.||210 days — of burying dead — reconstitution (Ezek. 39:12)|
|Total||2,520 days (2,300 + 10 +210)|
The words “midst” at Dan. 8:14 need to be understood from the numerous types already set up. The word “midst” is traced to mean “about”, “among”, and “within”, “part” or “therein”:
- “in the midst of the Red sea” – Exd. 14:29 – this never meant right in the middle.
- “in the midst of the seventh day” – Exd. 33:3 – this never meant right in the middle
- “in the midst of Egypt” – Exd. 24:16-18 – this was a generalized descriptive
- “midst of the land”- Deut. 19:2 – genalized descriptive
- “in the midst of Jordan” – Josh. 4:3 – another generalized descriptive
These written metaphors are all very evolutionary in all aspects of the Ancient’s philosophical insight and well advanced and distinguished from the inferences of all other surrounding cultures.
It is time that the Ancient’s insight is not taken literally but is given reconsideration by believers and non-believers as we walk down a path not many have travelled.
The ideas of this article are further elaborated on in my book, “Probing Our Judeo-Christian Inheritance (For Freethinkers) – Max Burnett – available at all outlets.