888 and "Without
888 and Messiah
This morning (9/28/97), browsing through several words in the Hebrew and
Greek Lexicons, I was curious what word #888 is in Hebrew, remembering that in
Theomatics that number is associated with the Lord, who is alpha
and omega, the first and the last.
Notice in the following line-up that word 888 has the identically opposite
meaning of the very last word in the Greek lexicon. The following word studies
confirm the model that the Messiah=s
setting his hand again the second time in these latter days is the
manifestation of the Father among them in the person of the Davidic servant,
whom the Mormons will reject as the Jews rejected the Son, who came among them
as a Jew. The first shall be last, and the last, first.
(From a (1) [first
Greek word], without, and chreia (5532),
(very last word in
the Greek lexicon)
888 acreioV Unprofitable,
one who has been set aside and is no longer useful.
despised and rejected of men@ (Isa. 53:3)]
5624 wyelimoV Helpful,
Syn.: achrestos (890),
unprofitable, useless; alustiteles (255), not
advantageous, not useful; anopheles (512), not
serviceable, unprofitable, useless; kenos (2756), empty,
vain; mataios (3152), vain, empty, profitless; adokimos
(96), unapproved, unfit; alusiteles (255), unprofitable,
Ant.: anopheles (512), useless,
unprofitable; alusiteles (255), gainless, unprofitable; achrestos
(890), inefficient, unprofitable; kenos (2756),
empty, vain; mataios (3152), empty, profitless, vain; perissos
or perittos (4053), superfluous.
[Heb. word 434 (same as 435 C new Utah
area code) also means, Avain; good for nothing; thing of nought@]
|Ant.: euchrestos (2173),
profitable, useful; ophelimos (5624), helpful,
profitable; chresimos (5539), serviceable, useful; anagkaios
(316), necessary, needful, pulutimos (4186), very
||Syn.: chresimos (5539),
useful; euchrestos (2173), servieceable; anagkaios
(316), necessary; pulitimos (4186), extremely
Word #888 in the Hebrew lexicon, :!",
means, ATo be evil, to displease,@ which is how the Savior was treated by
his own. A close variation of this word, #890 also :!", with different vowel points, means, Astench.@
Another variation, #890 %:!", means, Aa bad, useless plant,@ correlating to Isaiah=s prophecy: AHe shall grow up...as a tender plant, and
as a root out of a dry ground.@
Two words before #888 in Greek is 886 archeiropoietos:
ANot made with hands, made or
performed without hands.@ It was
this word that caught my attention, calling to mind the key prophecy by Daniel
about the kingdom that would be set up Awithout
hands@ in the latter days. The word
before is also significant. 885 Acheim Athe Lord will establish.@ Bearing all this in mind, the word
immediately prior to 888 then becomes all the more significant:
887 achlus: A thick mist. A collection of heavy
vapors which diverts the rays of light by turning them out of their direct
course. Hence a certain disorder of the eye is called achlus and
those who are afflicted with it seem to see [as it were] through a thick
mist or fog.
In other words, having eyes to see, they see not.... Though a
light bursts forth among them, they receive it not.
Before proceeding with what I then learned as I looked up some
scriptures pertaining to Awithout
hands,@ I will record some of my
findings of the next day when I then looked up the words corresponding to the theomatics
number values of Messiah. There are essentially four spellings in Greek
(9/29/97) and one in Hebrew (10/10/97) for the various forms of the word,
the Messiah ton Messian = 926
Messiah Messiou = 37
X 25 = 925
(Messiah) Messian = 506
Messias MessiaV = 656
Meshech (*:/ = 358
R.E. ton Messian, the Messias = 926Tm
Matching the opposite identity of word 888, word 926 barus:
means AWeighty, i.e. important.@ The next word, similarly means, AOf great price, very precious or
valuable.@ 925, fitting the
opposite contrast, means ATo be
heavy. Metaphorically, to be oppressed, dull, stupid.@ An antonym given is kenoo (2758),
Ato make empty,@ which, again, links to 435, as
cited above. Speaking of sight, and the foggy mist mentioned above, the word
prior to 925 is the name of Bartimaeus, who was instantly cured of blindness
by the Lord. As for a light shining in darkness, which comprehends it not,
word 925 (9*%") in Hebrew
means, Asplendid, bright; of
the sun.@ Word 926 in Hebrew has a
related meaning to word 928 in Greek, having to do with terror and torment,
which calls to mind the sudden destruction accompanying the great and terrible
day of the Lord=s second coming and
the final state of the unrepentant wicked. Also of relevance is the pain
spoken of in 928Gr. makes reference to Athe pains of giving birth.@ Word 929Gr. refers
Ato the torture of smoke, meaning
the smoke of the fire in which one is tormented.@ Also relevant to this theme of the
purging fires is word 931Gr: AA touchstone, a black siliceous stone
used to test the purity of gold, silver and other metals, hence any test or
criterion by which the qualities of a thing are tried.@ Applying to the idea of God setting up a
kingdom which shall not be destroyed, the next word, 932Gr
means, ARoyal dominion, kingdom.@
The root following word 928Heb. means, Ato shut, specially the mouth,@ which calls to mind Isaiah 52: Akings shall shut their mouths...@ Word 922Heb.
Means, Aemptiness, voidness.@ (By the way, the word immediately
following the word for Messias in Greek (3323) means, AFull, filled. Ant.: kenos
(2756) empty.@ Also, a root just
following the word for Jeshua (Jesus) in Hebrew means, Ato be void, empty.@)
R.E. MessiaV, Messias =
Again, fitting the theme of rejection found with word #888Gr but using contemporary images, Greek word 656
aposunagogos means, ASeparated
from the synagogue, excommunicated.@
The word prior, 655, means, ATo
hate, abhor, detest with horror,@
and comes from the derivative, (2319) Ahaters
of God.@ Two words after 656 has the
definition: ATo perfect, accomplish,
be of full stature.@ Word 656
in Hebrew means the opposite, ATo
cease, to fail, to come to an end.@
The next Hebrew word includes the meaning, Anothing.@ To further corroborate this replete
theme of opposites, I should mention that the very same letters that spell the
word for Anothing@ in Hebrew (-!
408) also spell the word that means AGod@ (-!
410), also, Amighty, strong.@ My personal opinion about why this is
the case is that God is God because he recognizes his own nothingness
perfectly and hence has unbounded access to the powers of godhood. Hence, his
invitation for us to come forth with broken hearts and contrite spirits that
we might become new creatures in God is something which he epitomizes. Christ,
as our exemplar, descended below all things that he might ascend to be with
the Father, having overcome all things. Word 662 in Hebrew (six after 656)
means, Ato be strong, mighty; to
overcome, to conquer; to excel.@
Here is the next word after 656 in Greek. See if it doesn=t ring familiar to a key LDS prophecy in
657 apotasw (from tasso,
to place in order [e.g. the house of God]) To assign to different places,
allot [assign by lot the inheritances of the saints]. To take leave off, bid
farewell; separate oneself from others, places, or things [go ye out of the
midst of her].
In The Man of Sin
Revealed document (pp. 71-83 in current draft), I have written up a
dozen pages of commentary on Greek lexicon words 646 through 674, and Hebrew
lexicon words 662 - 669, based around word 666.
Before proceeding to the theomatic number of Messiah, 506, I
ought to record what I discovered the morning I first began this study of 888.
I went through the LDS topical guide listing under Ahand,@
and found two scriptures that relate to the Awithout
hands@ phraseology. Both of them
give credence to the concept that Awithout
hands@ means not accomplished by
man, or the arm of flesh, but administered from heaven: a hallmark
aspect of the church of the Firstborn which will be what supersedes
Mormonism/Christianity as the Mormon/Christian cup of iniquity comes to a
fullness (on a parallel with how Christianity superseded the preparatory
Judaism when the Jews crucified Christ), moving the Achurch@
to the celestial level to usher in Zion and administer in the millennium, when
the earth is renewed to its paradisaical, terrestrial glory.
2 Corinthians 5:1,2
FOR we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were
dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed
upon with our house which is from heaven.
But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come,
by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is
to say, not of this building...
It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in
the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things
themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered
into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the
true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God....
Zodhiates lists a couple of other applicable references. This
first links to the Heb. 9 verses above.
We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made
with hands, and within three days I will build another made without
...And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man
sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
This final reference uses Awithout
hands@ in context of one=s being ushered into the church of
Christ, moving one from the telestial to the terrestrial level, pointing to
the fact that even that element of the church of Christ is not one
administered by man but by God. He performs the baptism of fire whereby comes
the mighty change of heart, forming the new man in Christ.
Colossians 2:10,11 (10/10/97)
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all
principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the
circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins
of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism,
wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation
of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
R.E. Messian, (Messiah)
The words before and after #506 in Greek and Hebrew are as
follows [with commentary in brackets].
antichristos Antichrist, literally an opposer
of Christ or one who usurps the place of Christ [e.g. seek to take the
kingdom of our God and his Christ (D&C 76:28); and who say they are
Jews/Mormons, but are of the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:2)], found only in
John=s epistles and collectively
meaning all who deny that Jesus is the Messiah and that the Messiah is come
in the flesh [again the second time too]. Paul=s reference to the same person is
called Athe man of sin,@ Ason
of perdition,@ Awicked one.@ He is the one opposing Christ as in 2
Thes. 2:4, asserting the fulfillment of God=s Word in himself and therefore seeking
to establish his own throne [@The
prophet will never lead you astray;@
Afollow the prophet@]. Antichristos is to be
distinguished from pseudochristos (5580), a false christ, the antichristos
does not deny the existence of Christ, but takes advantage of the fact of
the expectation of the appearance of Christ. [This commentary by Zodhiates
exhibits a lack of understanding of the fact that the Jews were looking for
what will be the Gentile=s
Messianic reign, and that the Gentiles are focused on what was the Messianic
reign among the Jews; and for this reason the Gentiles will reject the
Messianic ministry among them just as did the Jews. Hence, the antichristos
can believe in Christ or Messiah, but be mistaken as to being focused on the
wrong era of the Messianic reign, neglecting and rejecting the one in which
he lives.] In the OT, we have the intimation of someone who will be opposed
to the Lord and His anointed [an appellation that is currently applied
quintessentially in backsliding Mormondom to Athe prophet@].
501 antleo To bail out, draw out, such as water; to
empty a sink; to draw out as water out of a well. Syn. (2758), to empty.
502 antlema A vessel [instrument of the Lord].
503 antophthalmeo To look a person in the face [we
hid as it were our faces from him (Isa. 53)].
504 anudros Without water, dry [as a root out of
dry ground (Isa. 53)]. Spoken of boastful deceivers and seducers who are
called...fountains or clouds that promise much water but deceive those who
rely on them [promises of the arm of flesh: all is well].
505 anupokritos Originally it meant inexperienced
in the art of acting. In the NT, it came to mean one without hypocrisy or
pretense, unfeigned, genuine [sterling], real, true, sincere.
' 506 anupotaktos
(from a (1), without, and hupotasso (5293), to subject, sit
under in an orderly manner) Not subject; disobedient to authority, disorderly.
[Unfair accusation against Jesus anciently, and apparently will be true once
more when the Messiah sets his hand again the second time. See Greek word
#1999.] Syn. (545), unwilling to be persuaded, disobedient. [How many
of the Aapostates@ of apostate Mormonism are viewed by
their leaders who cannot understand why these wayward thinkers cannot just
comply like everyone else.] Ant. (5255), obedient, giving ear to. [The
hope of the contrite is to hear the voice of God, to direct them aright. They
know by experience the folly of trusting in the arm of flesh.]
507 ano Above, in a higher place, the place above;
that which is above, the upper or heavenly calling; as far as, up to the brim.
Deriv. (509), from above, from the beginning, again [the second time]. Syn.
(5310), most high.
508 anogeon (I) Of place: from above, from a higher
place, from heaven, from God. (II) Of time: (A) From the first, from the
beginning. (B) Again, another [again the second] time as in John 3:3,7, Abe born again.@ This could also be translated Ato be born from above.@
512 anopheles Unprofitable, serving no purpose. Syn.
(888), useless. Ant. (5624) [last word], profitable, useful.
513 axine An axe. Also from agnumi: katagnumi
(2608), to break down. [Therefore, the ax is laid at the root of the
514 axios An estimate or value. Some believe it
refers to a set of scales. [Weighed in the balance.]
Hebrew: [According to Rabinic tradition, ATo define aleph is to define God.@]
502 4-! alaph
(1) to accustom oneself, wont, familiar, whence a friend, companion,
associate; (2) to be tame, gentle; (3) to learn; (4) to join together, to
associate, whence a thousand, a family;  to teach.
503 4-! alaph
To bring forth or make thousands.
! 504 4-! aleph (1) an ox or cow. The
singular is found in the name of the first letter, Aleph [!], Alpha [a].
As to etymology, see 4&-!
[#441, next to 437-440, 0&-! allon:
505 4-! aleph
(2) a thousand. [Millennium!] (3) a family, tribe.
507 4-! aleph
' 506 4-! aleph A thousand. [Millennium!]
508 -35-! aleph
To whom God is the reward.
509 6-! To urge, to
press upon any one. See 6(-
(3905,3906), To oppress, to afflict a people; oppression, troubling of a
people; calamities [through which the people of God must pass because of
their succumbing to Satan=s
kingdom; but from which they will be delivered. AYe have sold yourselves for naught, and
ye shall be redeemed without money@].
510 .&8-! The
R.E. (*:/, Meshech = 358Tm
354 -*! (2) A strong,
robust tree, specially the oak or terebinth.
355 %-*! A hind. [in
English, alphabetically next to Hinc... and hinder].
' 356, 358 0&-*! `allone Oak
anakrisis A judicial examination. [Two of the
three definitions on p. 888 of Zodhiates have to do with judgement (Aand judgement shall be set...@ C
354 analepsis A receiving up, ascension. The act of
being taken up. [p. 888 (see exposition below) of my Webster=s (1971) dictionary has many words
pertinent to being taken up to heaven Awithout
hands,@ such as transit,
translation, transmigrate, transmit, transmute.]
356 analogias Analogy [parable] means the right
relation. Proportion. In Aristotle it meant arithmetical or geometric
proportions [e.g. Theomatics].
357 analogizomai To consider accurately and
distinctly or again and again [such as the recurrence of various themes in
this present study, as illustrated in the next word]. Syn. (1987), to
understand; (1906), to observe, watch. Ant. (50), not know; (3884), to
reckon mistakenly, delude oneself; (3899), not to pay attention; (3928), to
neglect; (3851), to disregard.
' 358 analos
Without saltiness, not having the taste of salt. [Numerous
prophecies speak of the people of the Lord being cast out and trodden under
foot when they become as salt that has lost its savor. One prophecy in
particular (3 Ne. 21:10-12; compare 3 Ne. 16:13-15) sets this forth in the
context of the emergence of the servant of the Lord, of which Moses spake,
and of which this current treatise is addressing.] Syn.
(3474), useless. [This brings us back to where we started:
the definition of #888Gr: Aunprofitable, one who has been set aside and is no longer useful.@]
p. 888 of LDS KJV Old Testament
Page 888 of the current (from 1979 on) LDS publication of the
King James Old Testament is profoundly pertinent to the subject of the
Messiah. To appreciate its precise relevance, consider the following two
verses from the last of the previous page:
And I will drive thee [Shebna the treasurer
(corporation CEO) of the house of God] from thy station, and from thy
state shall he pull thee down. And it shall come to pass in that day,
that I will acall my servant Eliakim the son of Hilkiah:
The footnote for verse 20 states:
20a ie Eliakim shall replace Shbna. Moreover, the
symbolic name >Eliakim@ in ensuing verses becomes
representative of the Messiah, the Savior, especially v. 23-25. The
name means >God shall
cause to arise.=
Verses 21-25 are what begins page 888.
And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with
thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be
a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And the
key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open,
and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.... etc. (Isaiah
p. 888 of My Webster=s
Dictionary and AWithout Hands@
transit: A passing over or through; astron. the
passage of a heavenly body...
transition: Passage from one place or state to another.
translation: To take up to heaven without dying;
to render into another language; to interpret; to explain by using other
transliterate: To express or write in the alphabetic
characters of another language; to spell in different characters
intended to express the same sound [or idea]. [See commentary on Enoch,
inventor of letters and learning, and "!
transliteration: A rendering in equivalent alphabetic
transmigrate: To pass from one country or region to
[more: see dictionary, as pertaining to eternal lives]
Definitions of Eight in the Hebrew Lexicon
I stumbled into this one as a result of looking up the house
number of a close friend whose name came up on p. 888 of Zodhiates. The word
for Aeighth@ fits the 888/without hands theme very
8047 %/: (1)
wasting, desolation; (2) astonishment. [@Kings
shall shut their mouth@ (Isa.
8048 %/: Names.
[Both ancient and contemporary Identified specifically using this approach.]
8052 %3&/: (1) a
message, tidings; whether joyful or sorrowful; especially a message sent
from God. [@And whosoever shall
not hear my words...shall be cut off@]
(2) instruction, teaching, doctrine, Isaiah 28:9
8058 )/: (1) To
smite; to cast, to throw down; (2) to fall. [Babylon + Great & Abom.
8059 %)/: Remission,
release. [@And ye shall be
redeemed w/o money@ (Isa. 52)]
8060 */: Laid waste
8064 .*/: Heaven.
Inhabitants of heaven.
8' 8066, 8067 *1*/: m. ;*1*/:
f. Eighth. Octave, in music. [See Sampson commentary below]
8068 9*/: (2)
Diamond; ...a stone which eats away [fills the whole earth C Dan. 2].
Most high name; or most high heaven.
8074 ./: (1) To be
astonished (the primary idea is that of silence, being put to silence). (2)
To be laid waste, desolated.
8' 8083 %1/: Eight.
8' 8084 .*1/: Eighty.
8085 3/: (1) To
hear. Specially C (a) to listen;
(b) to hear and answer (used of God); (c) to obey, give heed. (2) To
understand things heard [Therefore, he that hath and ear, let him hear]. 
To announce, tell.  To call, summon.
Eight in Joe Sampson=s Written
by the Finger of God
After having found all these things relating 888 and the idea
of the kingdom which God will set up Awithout
hands@ referring to one which is
administered from heaven, on earth, a margin note I had previously written
directed me to Joe Sampson=s book on
the Hebrew letter code. Under his entry for the letter (, het, is the following:
AThis letter is the ideogram of ALIFE.@
Life comes forth from the living God who dwells on High.
AThe gemetria is the key again as the number eight is
the transcendent jump to the next or higher level. The Talmud (Arachin
13b) draws a connection between the eight stages of development and the
Temple harp which had seven strings. During the reign of the Messiah an
eighth string is to be added so that the next higher octave can be reached.
The music can then be played on a heavenly level. If we as mortals can reach
the eighth level we will have transcended the present physical plane into
ADistilled Definition: The ideographic shape in the
earliest times was one of a ladder or a gate. Both of these images are
consistent with the later form of a throne, more specifically the Throne of
the Celestial World in the court of the Most High God.@
Eight in Hebrew and Greek Lexicons
The following are the letters in Hebrew
and Greek which refer to 8, 80, and 800, according to theomatics,
listed as they occur in their alphabetical context in the O.T. and N.T.
;9' A span,
from the root %9' to spread
out. [e.g. hand (w/o)]
2242 9;' Star.
[etymology of sterling is AA.Sax. Steorra,
a star, because some early coins of exceptional purity were stamped with a
star.@ (Webster=s, 1971)].
8' ( Cheth ;*(, the eighth letter of the alphabet,
as a numeral denoting eight. The shape of this letter in the Phśneician
monuments, and the Hebrew coins, is .... [derivatives:] ....break in pieces;
smooth [mountains made low]; open, loose [and none shall shut].
2243 "( Bosom,
lap, from the idea of cherishing.
2244 !"( To Hide;
to lie hid; silent, hold [one=s]
peace. [Isa. 49:2, AIn the shadow of
his hand hath he hid me.@]
2245 ""( To
love. The original idea is found in breathing upon, warming, cherishing [see
below 6284Heb; 5594Gr].
Beloved. [Meaning of David.]
2247 %"( To hide
oneself. [see 2244]
2250 %&"( A
stripe or bruise, the mark of strokes on the skin. [marred]
2251 )"( (2) to
beat out or thresh corn with a stick of flail. [Corn is code for
[all have to do with] Life. (2227), Generally used in reference to
2222, 2226, 2227
2223, 2224 zwn... (2223), A
belt. (2224), To gird, put on a belt. [= truth: Full armor of God.]
8' 2228 h [Eta]. particle, disjunctive,
interrogative, or comparative. [Theomatics value = 8]
2229 h A particle of
affirmation meaning truly, assuredly, certainly.
2230-2233 mgemon... [have to
do with] (2230), To go before or first, be a leader, chief. Syn.
(2962), to have dominion over. (2231), Government, reign. (2232), Leader.
(2233), To lead or go first, lead the way.
2235 hdh Now, even now,
80' 5 [Peh] the seventeenth
letter of the Hebrew alphabet, used as a numeral for eighty. The
name of this letter probably signified a mouth. [Isa. 49:2, AHe hath made my mouth a polished sword.@]
6284 %!5 To blow.
[...shall come as a whirlwind]
6285 %!5 (1) A quarter
of the heaven; four winds. [From which the redeemed will be
o wn kai o
hn kai o ercomenoV It means the One
being and the One who had been, and the One coming. (IV) This declaration of
the timelessness of God must be taken as applying to all three personalities
of the Triune God, to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
(A) On the surface, in its occurrences in Rev., it would appear as applying
only to God the Father. (2) Who is the particular personality of the Trinity
described in the Book of Revelation as Athe
coming One@? It is Jesus Christ
[or so you thought; though he certainly is going to come in the clouds with
great glory, it is the Father who comes in the flesh among the Gentiles! C not what you ever expected! ]
80' P/p [Pi] [the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.
Theomatics value = eighty.]
3802 pagideuw To lay snares
for, snare, trap. [Isa. 8, AHe shall
be for a gin and a snare to both the houses of Israel.@ (Jew & Ephraim/Gentile).] Used
metaphorically meaning to ensnare, to entangle, e.g., by difficult questions.
[Jacob 4:14] Ant. (1659), to make free.
3802 pagiV Whatever makes fast
or holds fast; hence a snare, trap, meaning as a snare shall it come upon
them, i.e., suddenly, unexpectedly. Ant. (1657), freedom. [Mosiah
11:23, AAnd none shall deliver them,@ ... Aexcept
it be the Almighty God.@]
3804 paqhma Suffering,
affliction. The sufferings of a Christian are so called because they are
endured for the sake of Christ and in conformity to His suffering.
5594 yucw To breathe, blow,
refresh with cool air. The breath of a living creature.
5596 ywmion (from psao,
to break in pieces). Syn. (740), bread.
5597 ywcw To rub, as ears of corn,
in order to force out the grains. Syn. (3039), to winnow.
800' 5598 W/w Omega the last letter of the Greek alphabet. [Theomatics
assigns it a value of 800].
David and Daniel 2
The theomatic value of ADavid,@
$*&$, in Hebrew is 24. If spelled by
straight transliteration, $*&!$, the
value is 25, which number is code for David. Word #25 in Greek derives from
#27, which means Abeloved,@ which is the meaning of David in Hebrew.
Word #25 in Hebrew combines the word for Afather@ and Amountain.@
The theomatic value of ADavid,@
Dabid, in Greek is 69. Word #69 in Hebrew, 0"!, means, Astone,@
and references Dan. 2:34,35; it is the stone which is cut out of the mountain
without hands and fills the whole earth. Talk about a direct hit! Word 68, 0"!, means, A(1) A stone of any kind. Used of the
foundation stone of a house. (2) A precious stone [head stone of the corner].
(3) Stone ore, of gold [&] and
silver [%]. (4) Rock, >the rock of Israel.= (5) A weight of the balance.@ Word 70, 0"!,
means, AA stone; used (1) of the
wheel of a potter [the Father]; (2) A low seat, stool; A seat of this kind was
doubtless used by the midwife, while assisting a woman in labour [to bring
forth the manchild].@
Word #69 in Greek means, ATo
abstain from sleep, to watch, wake, be awake. Spiritually, to be watchful and
attentive to spiritual things.@
Remember (speaking to the Mormons/Christians/Gentile husbandmen) that AThe people of the Lord are they who wait
for him, for they still wait for the coming of the Messiah.@ (2 Ne. 6:13.) Word 70Gr.
Means, ATo lead, lead along, carry,
remove,@ which brings to mind the
prophecies which speak of the Lord setting David up as a shepherd over his
people during the millennium. (Ezekiel 34:23; 37:24.) Word 66Gr.
supplies these applicable antonyms: AAnt.
(2263), tranquil [Hebrew definition of Shiloh]; (4235), gentle, meek [Hebrew
definition of aleph]; (2104), noble.@
Enoch and the Alphabet
When I first thought of taking words, calculating their theomatic
value, then looking up the word that has that number in the Greek and Hebrew
lexicons, my curiosity (ego?) spurred me to look up my own name. The value for
Sterling, sterling, is 699. Minus the g (=4), g, which does not transliterate, word # 695 in
Greek means AA silversmith.@ Words 693 through 696 all have to do
with silver. Cute. Again, a direct hit.
To get the number for my last name, I thought I would take the
Hebrew lexicon word which I have considered closest to it in spelling. Word
440, 0&-! Allon, Aoak,@
has the theomatic value of 87. Word 87 in Greek means, AIndistinguishable.@ Knowing how these things work, I chose
(vanity?) to apply the antonym, which would mean, in my vernacular, Adirect hit.@ The antonym of the word previous to this
is also much more appealing. Word 86 itself means, AHades, the region of departed spirits of
the lost.@ The Antonym listed is kolpos
Abraam (kolpos , bosom; Abraam , Abraham), Abraham=s bosom; (3772), heaven. Word number 87
in Hebrew is Abram, Afather
of elevation.@ Word 86 in Hebrew is AAbraham.@
At this point of my studies, I was growing tired and ready to
retire to bed. But before carrying out that intention, I was browsing through
the Hebrew lexicon and came across the word, Enoch, +&1(, which has a theomatic value of
84. As I was turning word 84, I had the impression, as though Enoch were
whispering to me, that these words were not intended to point to the prophets
gone by, but to the latter-day work of the Messiah. There now was word 84Heb, which Gesenius lists just before Abraham and says, APoetically ascribed to God.@
The next morning (10/3/97), as I was going over some of these
things, I noticed something for the very first time. In looking at the
photocopied page from Del Washburn=s
book on Theomatics, listing the Greek and Hebrew letters along with
their theomatic value (Gametria as it is called in Hebrew), I saw that
except for one word in Hebrew, 7, tsadeh,
there is a one-to-one correlation between the Hebrew and the Greek. Next, I
noticed, in looking at the Greek alphabet (which is longer than the Hebrew), I
realized that there was essentially a one-to-one correlation between the Greek
and the English alphabet. I suppose that in the world of linguistics, this is
a well-known and studied phenomenon; but I have no official training in
linguistics, so I was tickled to make this discovery on my own.
As I scanned this alphabetic line-up, I noticed that *at 6 and 60
and 600 are disruptions of the parallel. At 6, the vau has become
extinct from modern Greek. At 60, comes a disruption of the English sequence.
[In my original observations, I placed Z here and kept C and G where they are.
These three letters are phonetically quite similar.] **Nine and ninety also
mark disruptions. At nine, there is no English direct equivalent (th is
not a single letter). At ninety, there is neither an English or a Greek
After making these observations, I turned back to Gesenius= entry for Enoch (2585). There I
found the following:
(2) the father of Methuselah, translated to heaven because of
his piety. From the etymology of his name the later Jews have not only
conjectured him to have been a most distinguished antediluvian prophet, but
they have also imagined him to have been the inventor of letters
and learning; and thus books have been ascribed to him.
In Greek, the word right after Enoch (1802, Enwc) means, ASix.
Deriv. (1622), sixth; (1812), six hundred; (1835), sixty.@ Could it be that the adulteration of
language early on after Enoch first set it forth was the switching things
around at the points of 6, 60, and 600? My guess is that Enoch knew that the
Lord foreknew all that would happen and that notwithstanding all the messing
around with the words that man has done, that God still comes through. Indeed,
the beauty is that after these thousands of years of evolution of language
that now in this day it all comes together to form a testimony of the great
and marvelous work of the Lord in a way that evidences not only the Lord=s hand in the dealings of mankind, but
that each person, righteous or wicked, in some minor or major way has
contributed to this testimony. Who would have ever supposed...?
The next word is 1804 exaggello, ATo declare aborad, make widely know.@ This is followed by 1805 exagorazw, ATo
buy out of, redeem from,@ speaking
of the miraculous Messianic deliverance at both the first (spiritual) and
second (temporal) advents. The next three words have to do with leading or
conducting out of, taking away, choosing, removing, delivering from. Then is
1809 exaitew, ATo
claim back, require something to be delivered up; to claim back for oneself.@ As if suggesting a context for this
setting in order, word 1810 means Asuddenly,
unexpectedly, at once.@
The next word provides a very interesting commentary about the
nature of man to cling to the old wine Afor
it is better,@ when the Lord has new
wine to offer. The Awithout hands@ aspect comes to play in that only the
Lord is able to prepare a person=s
heart so that they are vessels fit to receive his new wine. Word 1811 itself
means, ATo follow; metaphorically,
to copy after, conform to. Syn. (4964), to take the same shape as
someone else, to imitate outwardly.@
This seems to capture the mentality of institutionalized religion which is
based in the arm of flesh and leaning on the wisdom of man, who, by very
nature and design, are blind. The blind follow the blind, and both fall into
the ditch. This is never appropriate, no matter how holy that person seems to
be or even is. Only Christ is the sure foundation on which men might build and
not fall. The antonym listed by Zodhiates seems to set forth the admonition: Ago ye out from the midst of her...@ AAnt.
(1459), to forsake; (2641), to leave behind; (654), to turn away.@ Of course these could be reversed, the
application depending where a person=s
allegiance lay and which way they need to be headed to return to God.
The next word, 1812, means, ASix
hundred.@ As if to describe its
fate, the next word means, ATo smear
out, blot out, expunge.@ That word
is also applied to the tears that are wiped away from the eyes of the Lord=s delivered people who have suffered
under the oppression they brought on themselves by their folly, having sold
themselves for naught.
The words previous to Enoch are also interesting to consider.
Word 1800 means, Aman.@ Word 1799 means, AIn the face of , in the presence of.@ In the context of Enoch, we can read
into this the idea of man in the presence of God in heaven. Word 1801
hence would be the key to bringing this about, meaning, ATo receive in the ear, to give ear to,
listen to. Syn. (191), to hear, (5219), to hearken with the idea of
obeying; (1873), to hear attentively.@
Allon in Hebrew and Greek Lexicons linked by Theomatics
When I looked up the theomatic number of Allon in
Hebrew, which led to Abram, I also calculated the theomatic value of Abram and
looked up the word with that number, which is 243, which means, AEars@
in Hebrew. Just now (10/11/97), in writing this up, I looked up #243 in Greek,
and found the following (in another place [phone prefix parallels], I have
written up a commentary the words prior to this):
243 aloV; neut. allon.
Another, numerically but of the same kind [namely, Allon in
Hebrew and allon in Greek are connected by theomatics (number values
of letters)] in contrast to heteros (2087), another qualitatively,
other, different one. [Word 2087 is on p. 665 of Zodhiates, just before p.
666.] Deriv. (236) allasso/alatto [closest to spelling
insertion point of Allan], to change; (237), from another place; (238), to
244 allotrioepiskopou, An inspector of foreign or
strange things... [Isa. 28 Astrange
246 allophulos, Not a Jew, one of another race or
nation. Syn. (1482), Gentile.
248 aloao To tread out corn [code linking to
Messiah], to force corn from the husks by treading it. To thresh with oxen [aleph
249 alogou Unendowed with reason. Ant.
(4908), prudent, one who can put things together; (5429), prudent. [Isa.
52:13 my servant shall deal prudently.]
251 hals Salt. Deriv. (233), to sprinkle
with salt. [Isa. 52:15 so shall he sprinkle many nations.]
It turns out that AEar@ is the second to last definition in the
Greek lexicon, the last three relating to the last one, which links to #888.
Significantly, words 5615, 5616, 5618, 5619 and 5820 have related meanings
which correlate to the idea of parallels or correlations. 5615: In the same or
like manner, likewise. 5616: AAs if;
(I) in comparisons; (II) Before words of number [in lexicons] and measure, as
if, as it were, meaning about, approximately.@ 5618: AWholly
as, just as, exactly like.@ 5619: AJust as if.@ 5620: A(from
5613, as, strengthened by the enclitic particle te which serves to
connect more closely a following clause with the preceding one) So that,
accordingly, thus.@ Sandwiched
between these is word #5617: AGod is
help.@ Thus concludes the Greek
"!, Father and the A
l p h a b e t
Early on in the discovery process along the lines of Enoch and
alphabet, I began wondering what I might find by looking up various words that
have to do with letters, writing and alphabet. With this question in mind,
offering it as always before the Lord with the faith that he would reveal
answers, a thought came to me which set me into utter astonishment. It may be
presented as follows:
Alphabet comes from the Greek: alpha beta, the first
two letters of their alphabet: ab. Likewise, the
Jews affectionately call their alphabet, the aleph-beit: "! (they write from right to left), from
the first two letters of their alphabet. Here is the punch line: "! happens to be the first entry in the
Hebrew lexicon, and stands for AFather.@
Hence, we can surmise that the work of the Father in the
latter days when he sets his hand the second time to redeem his people, that
he will be doing something of great significance with the alphabet. Enoch
succeeded in translating his entire city so that they were taken up to heaven.
Likewise, the essence of the transformation of this globe at the time of the
ushering in of the millennium will entail an ushering of the entire planet to
a higher realm so that the kingdom of heaven may come down and meet the
kingdom of God which has been established on earth: the stone cut out of the
mountains without hand, that is, administered from heaven.
Sterling D. Allan; Fountain Green, Utah; October 11, 1997
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