365 -- Happy New Year!
There are some pretty amazing correlations in the Alphabetics Word-Number studies around words and pages numbered 365 that relate to the New Year, with the old year passing and the new year coming in.
We will look at the following as they relate to the idea of the New Year:
Word 365 in the New Testament (NT) Lexicon Page 365 in Zodhiates' NT Greek Lexicon Word 365 in the Old Testament (OT) Lexicon Page 365 in Gesenius' OT Lexicon Page 365 of Strong's Concordance Page 365 of Webster's '71 English Dictionary Page 365 in Webster's III '61 365 Pages in J.J. Dewey's The Immortal
The 365th word in the Greek New Testament lexicon (Zodhiates') listed alphabetically is
365 "<"<,@T ananeoo To renew, make young. Ant. (3822), to make worn out, old.
Note that the very word, ananeoo, is very close, alphabetically and etymologically to the Latin word "annus: a year." Also, the spelling of this Greek word begins with the letter alpha and ends with the letter omega -- the beginning and the end, signifying a complete cycle or year.
This definition carries the idea of ringing in the new year and ushering out the old. Metaphorically, in context of the new Sabbatical millennium, it carries the idea of the old errors giving way to new enlightenment.
The word following word 365, like the day following New Years Eve, means:
366 ananepho To awaken out of a drunken sleep and become sober. Ant. (812), behave in a disorderly manner; (3886), to enfeeble; (3182), to be drunk; (2114), to be merry.
Metaphorically, this brings to mind the idea of the drunken stupor that has overcome the people at the end of the past millennium, which hangover will be followed by the sobriety of the Sabbatical millennium in which all will rest in an era of peace and righteousness.
The word prior to word 365 is
364 anamnesis Remembrance; a commemoration; a memorial.
An obvious correlation here is with the reviews of the past that take place just prior to the ushering of the new year/decade/century/millennium.
The word before it is the etymological root of this word, and lists several synonyms and antonyms which are relevant to learning from the past as we anticipate the future.
363 anamimnesko To put in the mind again, remind; to call to mind again, remember.
Syn. (1760), to ponder; (357), to contemplate, consider; (2477), to recall as history, interview.
Ant. (2990), to escape notice, forget; (1950), to forget or neglect.
The word prior to that means, "to wait for, await, expect" (362), which also carries the connotation of anticipating the end of the current year/decade/century/millennium.
Jan. 1, 2001 Note:
Subsequent to this write-up, a study was done on 359 -- Christmas Paganism and Peace. An error was made in the current write-up. Day 358 corresponds to Christmas Eve, not Christmas day.
Christmas is a week before new years day. If we go backward from 365 to the day of the year corresponding to Christmas, we get day 358. It so happens that the sum of the numeric values of the letters that spell "Messiah" (Meshiach (:*/) in Hebrew is 358. =
(:*/ = / (40) + * (10) + : (300) + ( (8) = 358
Zodhiates' definition of word 358 in the N.T. lexicon lists just one synonym, moros (3474), which means "useless" -- which is how Jesus Christ, the greatest of all yet servant of all, was treated by those among whom he came in the flesh. The circumstances of his birth were likewise menial.
"Useless" is also the definition of word 888 in the N.T. lexicon, which number happens to be the sum of the numeric values of the letters that spell "Jesus" (Iesous 30F@LH) in Greek.
30F@LH = 3 (10) + 0 (8) + F (200) + @ (70) + L (400) + H (200) = 888
I might mention too that this word number 358 also links to the Mormon church, which is prophetically and symbolically compared to the Messiah's wayward bride that will be purified. The definition of word 358 in the N.T. lexicon, "analos: without saltiness," with antonym "halukos (252) salty," bringing first to mind the name of the headquarters city of the LDS Church in Salt Lake City, and second the metaphorical injunction for the people of God to be the "salt of the earth."
The one synonym listed, "moros (3474), useless," comes just two words following the alphabetical insertion point of the name Mormon transliterated into Greek.
Perhaps the reason for this being tied in so closely to the context of the ushering in of a new Messianic era is to drive home the point that the Lord ordained these people to be his primary instruments in bringing the the kingdom of God on earth. Though the mainstream among them are said to be as salt that has lost its savor, there is a remnant who will fulfill their mission faithfully. See write-up on "Mormons and 801: As Salt that has Lost its Savor."
|Page 365 in Zodhiates' NT Greek Lexicon|
On pages 365 and 366 of Zodhiates' Complete Word Study: New Testament are several words that carry the idea of the old going out and the new coming in, except they are presented in reverse. On page 365 is found words 1083 and 1084 which mean
1083 gennesis Birth, nativity. Ant. (5054), an end, termination.
1084 gennetos Born, brought forth. Deriv. artigennetos (738), newborn.
In context of the new millennium, I think of the birthing of Zion, the kingdom of God on earth, the man child who is born of the woman, the church of God.
On page 366 is found words 1087 and 1088 which mean
1087 gerousia An assembly of elders or old men, a senate, a council. The Septuagint frequently uses the same phrase for the Jewish Sanhedrin; ...that is, persons of age and influence who were invited to sit with the Sanhedrin; the Elders of Israel.
1088 geron An old man, used by Nicodemus in referring to himself. Ant. neanias (3494), a young man; brephos (1025), a baby.
Also on this page is word 1092, "georgos: A farmer, husbandman."
I find it very significant that the terms "elders of Israel, husbandmen, Sanhedrin," all appear together on this page in connection with the "old." What comes to my mind is the concept of the old bottles having no use for new wine. The husbandmen who are ordained of God to watch over the vineyard end up taking control unto themselves and reject the very Lord whom they were supposed to be serving (e.g. Matt. 21). It was true of the Jews at the first coming of Messiah, and it is now true of the Mormons at the second advent.
To further exemplify this idea, the insertion point of the transliterated word Gesenius (name of the German scholar who compiled one of the most esteemed lexicons to the Old Testament) is on page 366 between word 1088 geron and word 1089 geuo. The Old Testament though representing the word of God to a particular people, was not meant to be the end of God's word to man, but was later joined by the New Testament, just as the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are now joined by the Book of Mormon, which is also but preparatory to even greater things that the Lord will reveal to those who receive that which they have been given (III Nephi 26:9).
On the next page is another word that means "To be old." It is word number 1095, which number happens to be three times 365. The very next word is an opposite and means, "to begin to be, that is, to come into existence; or simply to be."
The 365th word in the Old Testament lexicon (Gesenius) is
365 ;-*! 'ayeleth Hind, a loving address of a woman. Ps. 22 "on the hind of the dawn. Compare 2 Sa. 1, "hind of the dawn," probably was the morning sun itself shedding its first beams.
Herein is an amazing play on words. While "hind" here is in reference to an animal, like a doe, the word "hind" in English also means "behind." So in the phrase "hind of the dawn" is the hidden meaning of "that which is behind and that which is newly arriving," consistent with the idea of 365.
Like word 365 in the New Testament lexicon, this word 365 in the Old Testament lexicon also begins with the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and ends with the last, conveying the idea of beginning and end, the complete cycle or full year.
The main word on page 365 of Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament is
3381 $9* yarad To go down, to descend. One is said to descend, not only in going down from a mountain, but generally whoever goes from a loftier place or region to one less elevated.
On a mundane level, this brings to mind the dropping of the ball in Times Square, New York, on New Years' Eve, which city is said to be the capital of the world.
However, a more significant meaning here is in reference to he who we celebrate as having come in the flesh 2000 years ago from his exalted state in heaven to the lowly manger. Immanuel. This is the event around which the world-wide celebration of the new millennium was chronicled.
On the next page is where the Hebrew spelling for Jerusalem is found, where Jesus was born (speaking of the region), and which city is the destined capital of the world in the coming millennium, along with the sister city the New Jerusalem which will soon be established in the heart of the American Continent following the pending sanctifying tribulations.
Also fitting in this context is a word prior to that, 3384, which means "to lay foundations." And word 3385 means "people, or habitation of God." This word is followed by 3386 which means "moon," which brings to mind the word "terrestrial," which is fitting in that early in this coming millennium the earth will be restored to its paradisiacal glory, exalted to a terrestrial state from its current telestial state.
"For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind." (Isaiah 65:17.)
At the top of page 365 of James Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible are the headings "Former" and "Forth," the former being the first entry on the previous page, and the latter being that which is the last entry on the latter page. Appropriately, the have the meaning of "former" and "latter" -- "old" and "new."
In addition to the verse mentioned above, there are several interesting verses that use both "former" and "forth" including:
"Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them show the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come." (Isaiah 41:22.)
"Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them." (Isaiah 42:9.)
These not only use both words but use them in the context of looking back at the past as a prologue from which to learn and prophesy a better future.
The first phrase on page 365 of The New Webster Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language from the heading "get" on the previous page is "drunk, to become intoxicated," which has obvious application to New Year's Eve celebrations.
Of course there are many word definitions on the page. Some have stronger applications than others. But one of particular note is the word "gift," which is the meaning of the very last word in the Old Testament lexicon. [365 = last day of year.]
Another word that has personal interest to me is
g-force Gravitational pull equal to the force exerted on a body at rest, used to indicate the pull acting on a body when the body is accelerated.
This is of interest because my dad is currently in process of publishing a new Unified Field Theory in which he sets forth a completely new model for gravity. And over the New Years week-end he and a friend who is working together with him on this received a major revelation on how gravity works -- knowledge which has never before been revealed to man (at least on this planet). I spend a couple of hours yesterday (New Years day) writing up a small subset of what they discovered, as my Dad has employed me as a webmaster for his www.AllansTIME.com web site where these discoveries will be published after the initial paper is published in SCIENCE magazine.
Their work is a continuation and even fulfillment of the work of Albert Einstein, who TIME magazine named "person of the century." The knowledge they are bringing forth both by conventional scientific means as well as by revelation (including from Einstein himself) is sure to revolutionize nearly every facet of society once the principles are put into practice by those whose hearts are intent on blessing mankind.
On page 364 in Webster's New International Dictionary, 3rd Ed, one prior to 365, is found the word "century." I find this interesting inasmuch as it brings to mind the controversy over when the century/millennium actually begins and ends. The purists say that the new millennium does not begin until the year 2001. Technically, they are correct. The fact that the word "century" comes on page 364 rather than 365 is the same idea -- one page early.
On page 366 are found several words with the root "ceremony," which brings to mind the secular as well as religious celebrations of the new year.
Seeing now how significant the number 365 is in relation to the symbolism of ushering in the new and letting the old go by, I think we can appreciate more fully the fact that there are exactly 365 pages in Joseph J. Dewey's book, The Immortal.
by Sterling D. Allan; Manti, Utah; January 2, 2000
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