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Numbers and their significance in the Bible

(This is an excerpt from my book Marginalia, a Concise Guide to the Bible- amended) Numbers: In Bible numbers have many uses. We see it used for rhetorical purposes. ’For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not … Continue reading

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Representational Typology

“For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised (1 Co.15:16).”   Principle of Similitude is the tool of the Spirit to translate the deep things of God in a language we can understand. Thus the body God … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Truth-Jn.14:17

The Spirit in order to bring out the glory of God for human understanding uses the Word from a frame of reference and it is the Principle of Similitude. Alphabets are symbols as hieroglyphics consists of pictorial representation. Most of … Continue reading

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Spirit of Prophecy-(continued)

Signs and Symbols The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.(Re.19:10)Here we have the role of the Holy Spirit in setting Core Will in the Bible. It is centered about Jesus, the Son of man. i Where God is … Continue reading

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A Shadow of Heavenly Things

“(Priests) who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things.”(Heb. 8:4-5) Similarly we read thus ‘the law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming-not the realities themselves. (Heb. 10:1) NIV For any serious student of … Continue reading

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Symbolic Value

Gen.2:9 ‘In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil’ While giving the creation account God the Spirit gives appropriate comments on the divine Will. This account of … Continue reading

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