THE FOUR HORSEMEN
OF THE APOCALYPSE
DREAM - I
was working on a
events of the Book
I was certain I
had them correct
but they were no
longer in the
order in which
they appear in the
arranged in four
columns with about
21 events in each
I woke up, went to
the bathroom, and
when I went back
to bed, I fell
I was now in
'preaching' mode - a
because my news
was so over the
top, I didn't know
who to tell first
that the Four
Horsemen of the
not going to
arrive in the same
order as in the
As it turned out,
I was with a group
of people, and I
was about to tell
one of them my
news, when a very
large, tall priest
walked in. I
was sitting on the
sofa, about to
look at the Sunday
comic section of
the newspaper but
I set them aside
when the priest
walked in front of
He was the one I
decided to make my
Naturally, he was
very familiar with
I just came right
out and told him
that the Four
horsemen of the
not going to
arrive in the
order they are in
the Bible because
already happened -
black. In my
mind, I was seeing
a school blown up
and burned to the
ground and many
children had been
Other people were
around, who were
going to be
participating in a
pageant based on
the Book of
Revelation, so the
men had hair,
clothing to match
the characters of
The women were
angels in long
gowns, with huge
silver wings on
their backs, and
their characters -
when they sang,
they sounded like
angels as well.
discussion for the
moment with the
priest, but he was going
to be hanging
around to discuss
when I made it to
A young blonde man
fly-away curls on
his head was
perfect for the
part he was going
to play, and I
showed him on a
screen the guy who
had played his
part the year
before in the
blonde - fly-away
curls and he
danced and sang
like no one else.
picture by Scott
At that point, one
of the men with a
goatee type beard
and mustache, dropped
into a chair in
the doorway, and I
looked at his leg
because he was in
pain, and the bone
in the front of
his leg was broken
off right above
his foot. His shin
bone was broken.
I told him that I
was sorry that he
couldn't be in the
pageant as he was
going to have to
go to the hospital
and I would drive
I could hear other
about cleaning up
the kitchen, which
I knew had to be
done and it was my
job, but this
had to go to the
This is Don
Diamont from The
Bold & The
As it happened,
the man with the
broken shin bone
did the driving
and I sat in the
back seat along
with a woman who
refused to be left
both got into the
car through the
back right side window
which was either
rolled down or
was a bit older
than me, so I
helped pull her
inside once I was
sitting on the
seat. I noticed
she had a bright
yellow blouse on.
So, we started
driving up hill
on the nearby roadway and at an
stopped at the
and on the other
side of the road,
facing toward us, was a man in a
had a similar
beard to the man I
was with. He
looked over at us
backing his bright
back up the hill
toward a workshop
at the top of the
hill on his side
of the road. I
thought we were in
trouble for having
wrong. I was
feeling guilty as
sin and I didn't
know what I
had done wrong.
We were driving
forward up the
hill and we
couldn't take our
eyes off the
bright red car
with the bearded
man and he had his
eyes on us the
whole way as well.
We stopped at an
Inn across the
street on the
right from where
the bearded man
was at his
workshop and went
place was built of
stone and was very
old and there were
charcoal on the
The other bearded
man came in and
greeted my friend
with the broken
shin bone and called him
My bearded friend
asked him, "How
did you know my
the other bearded
man pointed to a
drawing on the
wall of a hand
right above the
wrist, showing a
nail sticking out,
and he said, "That
Your scars are the
same as mine!"
and he showed us
his wrist and he
had the scars from
the same type of
square nail where
he had been nailed
to the cross too.
Jesus Christ Superstar
from the movie
A Physician's View of the Crucifixion of
CBN.com ^ | 4-11-04 | Dr. C. Truman Davis
Posted on Sunday, April 11, 2004
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WARNING: MATERIAL IN THIS ARTICLE MAY BE UNSUITABLE FOR YOUNGER
CHILDREN. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
About a decade ago, reading Jim Bishop’s The Day Christ Died, I
realized that I had for years taken the Crucifixion more or less for
granted — that I had grown callous to its horror by a too easy familiarity
with the grim details and a too distant friendship with our Lord. It
finally occurred to me that, though a physician, I didn’t even know the
actual immediate cause of death. The Gospel writers don’t help us much on
this point, because crucifixion and scourging were so common during their
lifetime that they apparently considered a detailed description
So we have only the concise words of the Evangelists: “Pilate,
having scourged Jesus, delivered Him to them to be crucified — and they
crucified Him.” I have no competence to discuss the infinite
and spiritual suffering of the Incarnate God atoning for the sins of
fallen man. But it seemed to me that as a physician I might pursue the
physiological and anatomical aspects of our Lord’s passion in some detail.
What did the body of Jesus of Nazareth actually endure during those
hours of torture?
This led me first to a
of the practice of crucifixion itself; that is, torture and execution by
fixation to a cross. I am indebted to many who have studied this subject
in the past, and especially to a contemporary colleague, Dr. Pierre
Barbet, a French surgeon who has done exhaustive historical and
experimental research and has written extensively on the subject.
Apparently, the first known practice of crucifixion was by the
Persians. Alexander and his generals brought it back to the Mediterranean
world — to Egypt and to Carthage. The Romans apparently learned the
practice from the Carthaginians and (as with almost everything the Romans
did) rapidly developed a very high
of efficiency and skill at it. A number of Roman authors (Livy, Cicer,
Tacitus) comment on crucifixion, and several innovations, modifications,
and variations are described in the ancient literature. For instance, the
upright portion of the cross (or stipes) could have the cross-arm (or
patibulum) attached two or three feet below its top in what we commonly
think of as the Latin cross. The most common form used in our Lord’s day,
however, was the Tau cross, shaped like our T.
In this cross, the patibulum was placed in a notch at the top of the
stipes. There is archeological evidence that it was on this type of cross
that Jesus was crucified. Without any historical or biblical proof,
Medieval and Renaissance painters have given us our picture of Christ
carrying the entire cross. But the upright post, or stipes, was generally
fixed permanently in the ground at the site of execution and the condemned
man was forced to carry the patibulum, weighing about 110 pounds, from the
prison to the place of execution.
Many of the painters and most of the sculptors of crucifixion, also
show the nails through the palms. Historical Roman accounts and
experimental work have established that the nails were driven between the
small bones of the wrists (radial and ulna) and not through the palms.
Nails driven through the palms will strip out between the fingers when
made to support the weight of the human body. The misconception may have
come about through a misunderstanding of Jesus’ words to Thomas, “Observe
my hands.” Anatomists, both modern and ancient, have always considered the
wrist as part of the hand.
A titulus, or small sign, stating the victim’s crime was usually
placed on a staff, carried at the front of the procession from the prison,
and later nailed to the cross so that it extended above the head. This
sign with its staff nailed to the top of the cross would have given it
somewhat the characteristic form of the Latin cross.
But, of course, the physical passion of the Christ began in
Gethsemane. Of the many aspects of this initial suffering, the one of
greatest physiological interest is the bloody sweat. It is interesting
that St. Luke, the physician, is the only one to mention this. He says,
“And being in agony, He prayed the longer. And His sweat became as drops
of blood, trickling down upon the ground.” Every ruse (trick) imaginable
has been used by modern scholars to explain away this description,
apparently under the mistaken impression that this just doesn’t happen. A
great deal of effort could have been saved had the doubters consulted the
medical literature. Though very rare, the phenomenon of Hematidrosis, or
bloody sweat, is well documented. Under great emotional stress of the kind
our Lord suffered, tiny capillaries in the sweat glands can break, thus
mixing blood with sweat. This process might well have produced marked
weakness and possible shock.
After the arrest in the middle of the night, Jesus was next brought
before the Sanhedrin and Caiphus, the High Priest; it is here that the
first physical trauma was inflicted. A soldier struck Jesus across the
face for remaining silent when questioned by Caiphus. The palace guards
then blind-folded Him and mockingly taunted Him to identify them as they
each passed by, spat upon Him, and struck Him in the face.
In the early morning, battered and bruised, dehydrated, and
exhausted from a sleepless night, Jesus is taken across the Praetorium of
the Fortress Antonia, the seat of government of the Procurator of Judea,
Pontius Pilate. You are, of course, familiar with Pilate’s action in
attempting to pass responsibility to Herod Antipas, the Tetrarch of Judea.
Jesus apparently suffered no physical mistreatment at the hands of Herod
and was returned to Pilate.
It was then, in response to the cries of the mob, that Pilate
ordered Bar-Abbas released and condemned Jesus to scourging and
crucifixion. There is much disagreement among authorities about the
unusual scourging as a prelude to crucifixion. Most Roman writers from
this period do not associate the two. Many scholars believe that Pilate
originally ordered Jesus scourged as his full punishment and that the
death sentence by crucifixion came only in response to the taunt by the
mob that the Procurator was not properly defending Caesar against this
pretender who allegedly claimed to be the King of the Jews. Preparations
for the scourging were carried out when the Prisoner was stripped of His
clothing and His hands tied to a post above His head. It is doubtful the
Romans would have made any attempt to follow the Jewish law in this
matter, but the Jews had an ancient law prohibiting more than forty
lashes. The Roman legionnaire steps forward with the flagrum (or
flagellum) in his hand. This is a short whip consisting of several heavy,
leather thongs with two small balls of lead attached near the ends of
each. The heavy whip is brought down with full force again and again
across Jesus’ shoulders, back, and legs.
At first the thongs cut through the skin only. Then, as the blows
continue, they cut deeper into the subcutaneous tissues, producing first
an oozing of blood from the capillaries and veins of the skin, and finally
spurting arterial bleeding from vessels in the underlying muscles. The
small balls of lead first produce large, deep bruises which are broken
open by subsequent blows. Finally the skin of the back is hanging in long
ribbons and the entire area is an unrecognizable mass of torn, bleeding
tissue. When it is determined by the centurion in charge that the prisoner
is near death, the beating is finally stopped. The half-fainting Jesus is
then untied and allowed to slump to the stone pavement, wet with His own
The Roman soldiers see a great joke in this provincial Jew claiming
to be king. They throw a robe across His shoulders and place a stick in
His hand for a scepter. They still need a crown to make their travesty
complete. Flexible branches covered with long thorns (commonly used in
bundles for firewood) are plaited into the shape of a crown and this is
pressed into His scalp. Again there is copious bleeding, the scalp being
one of the most vascular areas of the body.
After mocking Him and striking Him across the face, the soldiers
take the stick from His hand and strike Him across the head, driving the
thorns deeper into His scalp. Finally, they tire of their sadistic sport
and the robe is torn from His back. Already having adhered to the clots of
blood and serum in the wounds, its removal causes excruciating pain just
as in the careless removal of a surgical bandage, and almost as though He
were again being whipped the wounds once more begin to bleed. In deference
to Jewish custom, the Romans return His garments. The heavy patibulum of
the cross is tied across His shoulders, and the procession of the
condemned Christ, two thieves, and the execution detail of Roman soldiers
headed by a centurion begins its slow journey along the Via Dolorosa.
In spite of His efforts to walk erect, the weight of the heavy
wooden beam, together with the shock produced by copious blood loss, is
too much. He stumbles and falls. The rough wood of the beam gouges into
the lacerated skin and muscles of the shoulders. He tries to rise, but
human muscles have been pushed beyond their endurance. The centurion,
anxious to get on with the crucifixion, selects a stalwart North African
onlooker, Simon of Cyrene, to carry the cross. Jesus follows, still
bleeding and sweating the cold, clammy sweat of shock, until the 650 yard
journey from the fortress Antonia to Golgotha is finally completed. Jesus
is offered wine mixed with myrrh, a mild analgesic mixture. He refuses to
drink. Simon is ordered to place the patibulum on the ground and Jesus
quickly thrown backward with His shoulders against the wood. The
legionnaire feels for the depression at the front of the wrist. He drives
a heavy, square, wrought-iron nail through the wrist and deep into the
wood. Quickly, he moves to the other side and repeats the action, being
careful not to pull the arms to tightly, but to allow some flexion and
movement. The patibulum is then lifted in place at the top of the stipes
and the titulus reading, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews,” is nailed
The left foot is now pressed backward against the right foot, and
with both feet extended, toes down, a nail is driven through the arch of
each, leaving the knees moderately flexed. The Victim is now crucified. As
He slowly sags down with more weight on the nails in the wrists,
excruciating pain shoots along the fingers and up the arms to explode in
the brain — the nails in the wrists are putting pressure on the median
As He pushes Himself upward to avoid this stretching torment, He
places His full weight on the nail through His feet. Again there is the
searing agony of the nail tearing through the nerves between the
metatarsal bones of the feet. At this point, as the arms fatigue, great
waves of cramps sweep over the muscles, knotting them in deep, relentless,
throbbing pain. With these cramps comes the inability to push Himself
upward. Hanging by his arms, the pectoral muscles are paralyzed and the
intercostal muscles are unable to act. Air can be drawn into the lungs,
but cannot be exhaled. Jesus fights to raise Himself in order to get even
one short breath. Finally, carbon dioxide builds up in the lungs and in
the blood stream and the cramps partially subside. Spasmodically, he is
able to push Himself upward to exhale and bring in the life-giving oxygen.
It was undoubtedly during these periods that He uttered the seven
short sentences recorded:
The first, looking down at the Roman soldiers throwing dice for His
seamless garment, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”
The second, to the penitent thief, “Today thou shalt be with me in
The third, looking down at the terrified, grief-stricken adolescent
John — the beloved Apostle — he said, “Behold thy mother.” Then, looking
to His mother Mary, “Woman behold thy son.”
The fourth cry is from the beginning of the 22nd Psalm, “My God, my
God, why has thou forsaken me?”
Jesus experienced hours of limitless pain, cycles of twisting,
joint-rending cramps, intermittent partial asphyxiation, searing pain
where tissue is torn from His lacerated back as He moves up and down
against the rough timber. Then another agony begins -- a terrible crushing
pain deep in the chest as the pericardium slowly fills with serum and
begins to compress the heart. One remembers again the 22nd Psalm, the 14th
verse: “I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my
heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.”
It is now almost over. The loss of tissue fluids has reached a
critical level; the compressed heart is struggling to pump heavy, thick,
sluggish blood into the tissue; the tortured lungs are making a frantic
effort to gasp in small gulps of air. The markedly dehydrated tissues send
their flood of stimuli to the brain. Jesus gasps His fifth cry, “I
thirst.” One remembers another verse from the prophetic 22nd Psalm: “My
strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws;
and thou has brought me into the dust of death.” A sponge soaked in posca,
the cheap, sour wine which is the staple drink of the Roman legionaries,
is lifted to His lips. He apparently doesn’t take any of the liquid.
The body of Jesus is now in extremes, and He can feel the chill of
death creeping through His tissues. This realization brings out His sixth
words, possibly little more than a tortured whisper, “It is finished.” His
mission of atonement has completed. Finally He can allow his body to die.
With one last surge of strength, he once again presses His torn feet
against the nail, straightens His legs, takes a deeper breath, and utters
His seventh and last cry, “Father! Into thy hands I commit my spirit.”
The rest you know. In order that the Sabbath not be profaned, the
Jews asked that the condemned men be dispatched and removed from the
crosses. The common method of ending a crucifixion was by crurifracture,
the breaking of the bones of the legs. This prevented the victim from
pushing himself upward; thus the tension could not be relieved from the
muscles of the chest and rapid suffocation occurred. The legs of the two
thieves were broken, but when the soldiers came to Jesus they saw that
this was unnecessary.
Apparently, to make doubly sure of death, the legionnaire drove his
lance through the fifth interspace between the ribs, upward through the
pericardium and into the heart. The 34th verse of the 19th chapter of the
Gospel according to St. John reports: “And immediately there came out
blood and water.” That is, there was an escape of water fluid from the sac
surrounding the heart, giving postmortem evidence that Our Lord died not
the usual crucifixion death by suffocation, but of heart failure (a broken
heart) due to shock and constriction of the heart by fluid in the
Thus we have had our glimpse — including the medical evidence — of
that epitome of evil which man has exhibited toward Man and toward God. It
has been a terrible sight, and more than enough to leave us despondent and
depressed. How grateful we can be that we have the great sequel in the
infinite mercy of God toward man — at once the miracle of the atonement
(at one ment) and the expectation of the triumphant Easter morning
JESUS IS MY CAPTAIN
Jesus Calms the Storm (Mark 4:35-40)
Analysis and Commentary
35 And the same day, when the
evening was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the
other side. 36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they
took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with
him other little ships. 37 And there arose a great storm of
wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a
pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him,
carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked
the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind
ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 And he said unto them,
Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 41 And
they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of
man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Compare: Matthew 13:34,35; Matthew 8:23-27; Luke 8:22-25
Jesus’ Power over Nature
The “sea” being crossed by Jesus and his followers is the
Sea of Galilee, so the area they are moving on to would be the
present-day Jordan. This would take him into territory controlled
by Gentiles, pointing to the eventual expansion of Jesus’ message
and community beyond Jews and to the Gentile world.
During the trip across the Sea of Galilee, a large storm
comes up — so large that the boat threatens to sink after so much
water has entered it. How Jesus manages to stay asleep though this
is unknown, but traditional commentaries on the passage say that
he slept deliberately in order to test the faith of the apostles.
If that is the case, then they failed, because they were so scared
that they woke Jesus up to find out whether he cared if they all
A more plausible explanation is that the author of Mark has
Jesus sleeping out of literary necessity: Jesus’ calming the storm
is designed to evoke the story of Jonah. Here Jesus is sleeping
because the story of Jonah has him sleeping down in the ship.
Accepting such an explanation, though, requires accepting the idea
that this story is a literary creation by the author and not an
accurate historical narrative.
Jesus proceeds to end the storm and restore the sea to calm
— but why? Calming the storm doesn’t appear to have been
absolutely necessary because he rebukes the others for not having
faith — presumably, they should have trusted that nothing would
happen to them while he was around. So ostensibly, had he not
stopped the storm they would have made it across just fine.
Was his purpose then simply to create a display of naked
power in order to impress this apostles? If so, he succeeded
because they appear to be just as afraid of him now as they were
moments ago of the storm. It’s strange, though, that they don’t
understand who he is. Why did they even wake him if they didn’t
think he might be able to do something?
Although it is still relatively early in his ministry, he
has been explaining to them all of the secret meanings of his
parables. Hadn’t they covered who he is and what he is doing? Or
if they had, do they simply not believe him? Whatever the case,
this appears to be another example of the apostles being portrayed
Returning once again to traditional commentaries on this
passage, many say this story is supposed to teach us not to be
fearful of the chaos and violence around us in our lives. First,
if we have faith, then no harm is to come to us. Second, if you
act as Jesus and simply command the chaos to “be still,” then you
will at least achieve some inner sense of peace and thus be less
troubled by what is occurring.
The calming of a raging storm fits with other stories where
Jesus’ power is manifested against awesome, even mythic forces:
raging seas, hordes of demons, and death itself. Confining the sea
itself is depicted in Genesis as an aspect of divine power and
privilege. It is not coincidental that the following stories of
Jesus involve further instances of combating forces more powerful
than what has been seen thus far.
SCHOOL BLOWN UP :
Multiple schools have been blown up. I limited
my search to 2008, and 2009 because there were so many articles about the
schools, some were girl's schools, some were boy's schools. Some
were co-educational schools. Even with the limited search of the two
years, there are still 176,000 pages about them.
And God said unto Moses, I AM
THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of
Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you." Exodus 3.14
The Divine Name I AM THAT I AM
(GR 543) is God's memorial name unto all generations. God defined
it this way so that when the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth and
declared this name, there would be no question as to His identity
as Almighty God.
God actually gave two names in
Exodus 3.14. The long form I AM THAT I AM and the short form I AM.
We have the identity:
(Ehyeh, I AM) = 21
The significance of this
relation is overwhelming: The Gospel of John, the I AM Gospel lies
on Spoke 21! It also integrates with the Isaiah 43 - John
connection, as discussed in the Inner Wheel article The Eternal I
AM. Furthermore, it integrates with the Shin KeyWord (Shem, Name)!
And beyond that, the pronoun "Asher" is synonymous with the
pronomial particle indicated by the letter Shin, which is
maximized on Spoke 21 in the Book of Ecclesiastes! Endless wonder!
The Number 21 is the Sixth
Triangular Number, which means it is the sum of all the digits up
to and including Six:
21 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 =
Likewise, Six is the Third
6 = 1 + 2 + 3 = Sum(3)
And 3 is the second Triangular
3 = 1 + 2 = Sum(2).
Thus, 21 is a triple triangular
21 = Sum(Sum(Sum(2)))
The Number 21 factors as:
21 = 3 x 7
The Numbers 3 and 7 are a kind
of division of Unity in the sense of 10 = 3 + 7. They play an
essential role in Creation. Most notably in the value of Genesis
Sum Genesis 1.1 = 2701 = 37 x 73
The Number 2701 is the 73rd
Triangular Number, and both 37 and 73 are prime. In fact, they are
* The Number 21
I AM [Ex 3.14]
Meditation [S# 1901]
Joyful, Good [S# 3190]
Surely, Truly [Ps 23.6]
Factors: 3 x 7
Related Numbers: 37, 73, 543,
**Anyhow, like I said, it's just
a theory, but something to think about.... I think there's just
too much numerical/sacred number significance to bypass this**
Meditation and channeled message by Dee:
Oh my child:
Welcome to my home. You are welcome here any time. I know
you have many questions, but for now we will try to share
conversation without interruption. That is key.
To be clear
as a channel is key - otherwise the information des not
get translated correctly.
You peek out
of one eye to get the words on the paper, yet the meanings
will be clear even if it does not.
to all questions is LOVE & LIGHT. Through LOVE & LIGHT one
achieves JOY. There is no other way.
Go and be
happy. We will work on more definitive answers at another
In this instance, we have 21
events in four columns.
4 x 21 = 84
On 12-9-91, had a dream with
number 84 and number 73
- DREAM - I managed an apartment
building on the East side of Milwaukee with 84 apartments and I
lived in #73. It was hard to distinguish #73 from #84 and a little
boy showed me which door to use. Inside, it all looked familiar.
Someone had tried t take my I.D. and all the proof of who I was,
was strewn on top of the bed which had an orange blanket on it. I
picked it all up, including some photos of people I knew and the
photos became live and I became part of the photo and found myself
walking from 20th St. school to my home on 16th St. I was carrying
a flashlight and every corner I came to, people were offering to
buy me a drink. I knew this was out of the goodness of their
hearts, but I didn't drink and tried to be nice so as not to hurt
their feelings. I carried a lighted flashlight to show the way and
shown it on each person who called my name. The police were
watching me because so many people were calling my name. As we
walked up 16th St., we came to two places where drugs were stored
for distribution. The officials were in charge of them. They said
that they could allow booze to be stopped, but drugs is what kept
our country going.
In 1999, I had a dream in which
I met a woman on 84th St., who had three white children and a
black child with her. She feared that she couldn't cross a
street without her children being killed.
This was Joe Mason's comments on
The woman on 84th Street may be
a "number" clue. Notice that 84 is twice 42. As months on the
Hebrew calendar, this is seven years (84 / 12). It is also 2,520
days (84 x 30), which is twice the number of days given in
Revelation 11:3 and 12:14. 42 months is given in Revelation 11:2.
The Book of Daniel speaks of
Nebuchadnezzar's dream of a great tree that was cut and banded,
causing a period of insanity for seven years. Some say these are
"Prophetic years" of 360 years each, giving a total of 2,520
years. From the fall of the Temple at Jerusalem, this is said to
give the year 1914 as the beginning of the Apocalypse. 2,520 or
252 is part of the ancient "Gematria" system of the ancients. See:
CODE OF THE ANCIENTS
- "THE CODE" OF CARL MUNCK & ANCIENT GEMATRIAN NUMBERS
The number 84 is a key number in
our "Code" group regarding our friend, James Furia's "Music
It is similar to a "clock face,"
in that it has twelve major marks on the circle, representing 12
octaves. Each octave has seven notes, giving the total of 84
(12 x 7).
The woman with the three
children may suggest the Trinity. The basic form, according to
Helena Blavatsky, has a male, a female, and an androgen child.
Often a Goddess figure is with the three Trinity aspects. There
are a number of suggestions in dreams that when the heart chakra
level is achieved, one is then part of the Trinity. This may be a
union of the Spirit, Soul, and personality.
In the dream, your plan to make
a sign for a restaurant to announce the time of the next meal,
seems to represent your involvement with the "public
food-for-thought," that you bring from the dream world.
Recently, I had
a discussion with another dreamer over my use of the word 'sofa' rather
than the word 'couch' which is what King Solomon used in his travels.
I stopped using the common word 'couch' many years
ago, when I discovered the importance of the word 'sofa' in 'spiritual
/ mystical' terms.
|10-22-01 - Joe and I watched the movie video,
"Joseph's' Coat of Dreams" before bed.
DREAM 1 - I was with the tribe of Joseph. The
brothers decided to order a large pizza because they could divide it
into 12 parts. The pizza was in the Father's extra-large freezer.
When the brothers looked into the freezer, they
saw that there was a large ball of ice in it. They decided that they
wanted to dump the ice ball on the ground so it would break up into
crystals just so they could see what shape the crystals would take.
DREAM 2: This took place in the same scene.
It was all iced up outside. We lived in a
long-narrow apartment building.
My sister-in-law Mary seemed to be losing her
mind. She wanted to buy a new sofa for her livingroom, and she gave me
the large blue cushions from her sofa, which I in turn, removed the
blue covering and put the cushion part into green coverings for my own
Then the landlord showed up. It was my real
landlord, Earl B., but I called him George. He was quite upset about
the mess with the sofa cushions between Mary and myself.
I went into the attic storage-room with George
the landlord and he showed me Mary's old blue flowered sofa and the
empty blue flowered sofa cushion covers and he said sternly, "If you
girls would have told me that you needed new sofas, I would have done
something about it."
I looked over at Mary's old blue flowered sofa.
It was all worn on the front edge - way past threadbare. It was way
too heavy for one person to carry too.
Then I looked over further and the brothers were
lined up on other sofas where the cushions attached to them had all
shrunken. Each brother had one cushion. One was actually shaped like a
black dog or wolf. None of the cushions was large enough to sit on,
they could only be uncomfortably be straddled. Each one was a
different color and different shapes. Each one would need remodeling
There was a lot of work for the landlord to do,
but now I knew that George the landlord could fix these sofas if we
INTERPRETATION: The Tribe of Joseph and the
brothers is pretty obvious since we had just watched the movie. The
Tribes of Joseph and the number 12 is also in the Bible and much
written about. The tribes have dispersed all over the world.
The Word 'sofa' is similar to 'Sophia' which
means 'Wisdom' , so when you dream about a 'sofa' or 'couch',
whichever word you use personally, this is what it represents.
Note whether you feel comfortable on this couch,
or like in this dream, the cushions were not comfortable, they could
only be straddled, not sat upon comfortably. This is important to
Note that in this dream, Mary (who I believe
represents the mother of Jesus) wanted a new blue sofa herself, and I
just wanted her cushions, not the covering. She wanted blue and I
wanted green. Blue is a pain removing color - green is a healing
color. We each have our own individual reasons why we like certain
In the chakra energy centers, green is equivalent
to the heart, and blue is equivalent to the throat center which gives
Note that in the dream, one of the cushions of
one of the brothers looks like a black dog or a black wolf. That is
really a negative connotation. One can only guess which religious
belief this denotes.
George, the landlord represents God. Note that he
kept the old sofas in the attic, which represents memory and higher
It seems that once there was only the Fore-Creation,
invisible, without form or gender, all-pervasive, filling the
depths and heights of what was and which, desiring to manifest an
inward potential gave birth to many holy dyads...that is, pairs,
the first of which were the Abyss and Fore-thought. Then a desire
arose in Fore-thought and it meditated on Silence who conceived
and gave birth to twins: the first visible female form called
Truth and the first visible male form called Mind, in turn they
together gave birth to Life and Word...Life was the form-mother of
the Pleroma and Word was the form-father of those manifest within
the Pleroma. The Pleroma is the fullness of the spiritual world,
uninfluenced by matter, energy or light.
Many other dyads were born, called Aeons, or sacred powers,
the last of which was the divine Sophia, or Holy Wisdom. Of all
the Aeons, the divine Sophia desired most intensely to know the
origins of Her own creation, that is, the nature of the
Fore-Creator. Though Mind told Her that such knowledge was
impossible, nevertheless, Sophia began to search high and low,
after Mind was restrained by Silence. None of the Aeons
comprehended the Fore-Creation other than Truth whose perfect
reflection was a transparent presence invisible to Sophia. She
separated Herself from Her consort, ranged the vastness of the
uncreated Immensity, and far out- distanced all the other Aeons.
Sensing her separation from the other Aeons, and lacking a
clear knowledge of the Fore-Creator, She felt pain and sorrow, She
wept and grieved deeply, She desired with all Her Heart to
comprehend the vast, unending totality of the Fore-Creator, also
called the Abyss. But the Abyss was vast beyond comprehending, and
Her sorrow increased and Her passions flowed out of Her in waves
and She risked utter dissolution into the Abyss as She radiated
forth a turbulence into the stillness of Immensity. Then,
suddenly, She encountered Horos, the Limit, Boundary, and
understood that the Fore-Creation was unknowable, holy and
profound, beyond the comprehension of Mind, Word or even Truth.
This was the First Gnosis.
But now, the manifestations of Her intentions and passions
remained as viable presences in the Immensity, they overflowed the
Pleroma and began to take on a more substantive appearance. Sophia
beheld these manifestations, the consequences of Her passions, and
was again stirred with grief, fear, uncertainty and sorrow because
She understood that these were the manifestations of Her own
ignorance concerning the Fore-creation. A dim, barely light-like
haze began to appear, first manifestation in the Primal Void, the
concatenation of passion and desire unfulfilled, slowly evolving
into manifest forms--the stirrings of light, energy and chaos.
All the Aeons together were concerned about the appearance
of Chaos and so they, with the divine Sophia, prayed in depth and
a new dyad was manifested: Christos and the Holy Spirit, his
female counterpart. Together, they calmed the Aeons and soothed
their fears, also instructing them in the unknowableness of the
Fore-Creation while simultaneously revealing to them the inner
unity, harmony and illumination of the Pleroma--this was the
Second Gnosis. Yet, the haze and proto-forms of Chaos remained and
among these emerging forms was an image of Sophia, called the
Lower Wisdom, for She had divided Herself in the passion of her
search and now, the Lower Wisdom abided in the midst of Chaos.
This Lower Wisdom desired to return and be united with Her
own Higher Self, rather than remain trapped in Her passions and
desires and when She felt the emanations of the Holy Spirit and
the Christos, when they manifest their healing and harmony within
the Pleroma, She began to seek a way to return to the primal
harmony and illumination of the Second Gnosis. And when Lower
Wisdom discovered that She was bound by Limit and could not return
or ascend to the Pleroma, She once again grieved and sorrowed. And
from this second grief, from the waves and energy of that sorrow,
the first material substances began to form, divide and align
themselves in patterns of light, dimness and darkening matter.
Then the Aeons together ask the Christos to assist the Lower
Sophia and He manifested in the lower world of proto-matter as
Yeshu'a, and soothed Her and comforted Her and revealed to Her all
the many luminous beings that manifested in the Void as their
But the proto-matter of the Void was now mixed with passion,
desire and sorrow, and the luminous lights of the Void were the
spiritual presences inherent to the newly forming matter, inherent
to each and every elemental substance, the combinations and the
consequent appearances. Thus the spiritual qualities of matter are
the inherent emanations of Wisdom stimulated through the
manifestation of Christos and the Holy Spirit. And Wisdom was
reunited with Her own Higher Self, and perceiving the holiness of
the manifestation, and seeing clearly both the psychic and
material character of those manifestations, gave birth to one last
entity--called "Father of the Material Realm" or the Maker and
creator of the Lower Visible Realms.
This Father God created then, seven realms, each more
material than the last, until finally this human world was formed
and the beings of this world rose and walked, crawled or flew
through the skies. But the Father God was vain and jealous, angry
and forbidding, not knowing the power of the higher Aeons, nor of
the Pleroma, nor even of his own Mother, the Divine Sophia. And
when the Divine Sophia instructed him and opened his mind to
Truth, he was amazed and refused to divulge these mysteries to
those of his own creation. Being a god of the material, social and
psychic order, it was not possible for him to be a teacher of the
higher mysteries, and Sophia was dismayed by his wrath, anger and
jealousy. So when he created the first human beings, She was there
and secretly, without his knowing, She gave to them the gift of
the Holy Spirit as a divine spark in every human heart.
And it is said, that in the Garden of Eden, created by the
lower Father God, that Eve was the manifestation of the Lower
Wisdom and that the serpent or snake of the tree, was actually the
Christos who urged Eve to eat the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge
that she might attain the true Gnosis or knowledge of her origins
and realize the Higher Sophia in perfect illumination and bliss.
But the Father God, discovering that this secret teaching was
disturbing his supremacy in the lower realms grew angry and cast
them out of the garden and into the suffering of the world. Yet
each and every descendent has this spark and the potential to
recover the true Gnosis.
It is also said that it was for this reason that the
Christos manifest as a human being, to bring the gift of the Holy
Spirit, in all its female power and capacity, to liberate those
who cast free from the illusions of the material and psychic
realms and to ascend through visions of power and knowledge to the
Higher Gnosis, to reunite the lower and higher self, to attain to
visionary truth and perfect transparency. The Divine Sophia is the
manifest presence of that vision, and this tale, one of Her
symbolic forms. And the snake, an image of Higher Wisdom, is a
true teacher that reconciles the desires and passions of knowledge
with higher insight, overcomes the limitations of a jealous and
demanding lesser god and transmits the teachings of the Divine
Sophia. In this way, it is said, the faithful attain peace and the
passionate, union, holiness and joy.
Let those who have ears, hear. May the Divine Sophia inspire
our understanding and our prayers ascend to the threshold of the
Four Horsemen of the
The "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is a term used to
describe four horsemen that appear in the
New Testament of the
in chapter six of the
Book of Revelation, which describes an
apocalyptic vision. Although scholars disagree as to what
exactly each horseman represents, the four horsemen are often
referred to as
Death. Summoned and empowered by
God as part of the opening of the
seven seals, the horsemen contribute to the widespread
destruction that takes place in Revelation as part of the end of
Horses and their riders
||Original Greek Description
||Carries a bow (old
Latin translation is
||Is given a Crown, goes forth conquering
To kill with the beasts of the earth.
||ίππος λευκός (híppos leukós), [The] White Horse
peace from the earth, and let men kill one another. To
kill with the sword.
||ίππος πυρρός (híppos purrós), [The] Red Horse
balance (weighing scale)
famine (drought?). To kill with hunger.
||ίππος μέλας (híppos mélas), [The] Black Horse
||Pale green or pale
Hades, kills with death
||ίππος χλωρός, θάνατος (híppos khlōrós,
thánatos), [The] Pale Horse
- I watched as the
Lamb opened the first of the
seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures
say in a voice like
thunder, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a white
horse! Its rider held a
bow, and he was given a
crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on
— Revelation 6:1-2 NIV
The white horse of the apocalyptic four may represent polar
or righteousness, depending on interpretation. The
Stuttgarter Erklärungsbibel sees him as
civil war and internal strife.
The other three horsemen represent evil, destructive forces,
and given the unified way in which all four are introduced and
described, it may be most likely that the first horseman is
Some interpret the rider of the white horse to be the
Antichrist, or a representation of false prophets, citing
differences between the white horse in Revelation 6 and Jesus on
the white Horse in Revelation 19. Revelation 19 Jesus has many
crowns, but in Revelation 6 the rider has one.
In Revelation 19, the rider on the horse is depicted as "The
Word of God". The rider of the white horse may represent the
second coming of Christ during which the end of the world/judgment
day would occur. He may also just represent judgment of the living
and the damned.
Irenaeus, an influential Christian
theologian of the second century, was among the first to
interpret this horseman as
Christ himself, his white horse representing the successful
spread of the
Various scholars have since supported this theory, citing the
later appearance, in Revelation 19, of Christ mounted on a white
horse, appearing as as
The Word of God. Furthermore, earlier in the New Testament,
the [Book of Mark] indicates that the advance of the gospel may
indeed precede and foretell the apocalypse.
The color white also tends to represent righteousness in the
Bible, and Christ is in other instances portrayed as a conqueror.
However, opposing interpretations argue that the first of the four
horsemen is probably not the horseman of Revelation 19. They are
described in significantly different ways, and Christ's role as
the Lamb who opens the seven seals makes it unlikely that he would
also be one of the forces released by the seals.
Besides Christ, the horseman could represent the
Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was understood to have come upon
the Apostles at
Pentecost after Jesus' departure from earth. The appearance of
the Lamb in Revelation 5 shows the triumphant arrival of Jesus in
heaven, and the white horseman could represent the sending of the
Holy Spirit by Jesus and the advance of the
gospel of Jesus Christ.
The second horseman as depicted in a thirteenth-century
- When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second
living creature say, "Come! Then another horse came out, a fiery
red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth
and to make men slay each other. To him was given a huge
— Revelation 6:3-4 NIV
The rider of the second horse is often taken to represent
His horse's color is
or, in some translations, specifically a "fiery" red. This color,
as well as the rider's possession of a large sword, suggests
to be spilled on the battlefield.
The second horseman may represent
civil war as opposed to the war of conquest that the first
- When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third
living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a
black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand.
Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living
creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and
three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the
oil and the wine!"
— Revelation 6:5-6 NIV
The third horseman rides a
horse and is generally understood as
The black colour of the horse could be a symbol of the dead.
The horseman carries a pair of balances or
weighing scales, indicating the way that bread would have been
weighed during a famine.
Of the four horsemen, the black horse and its rider are the
only ones whose appearance is accompanied by a vocal
pronunciation. John hears a voice, unidentified but coming from
the four living creatures, that speaks of the prices of
barley, also saying "and see thou hurt not the
oil and the
This suggests that the black horse's famine is to drive up the
price of grain but leave oil and wine supplies unaffected. One
explanation for this is that grain crops would have been more
naturally susceptible to famine years than olive trees and
grapevines, which root more deeply;
the statement might also suggest a continuing abundance of
luxuries for the wealthy while staples such as as bread are
scarce, though not totally depleted.
Alternatively, the preservation of oil and wine could symbolize
the preservation of the Christian faithful, who used oil and wine
in their sacraments.
- When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice
of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" I looked and there
before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades
was following close behind him. They were given power over a
fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by
the wild beasts of the earth.
— Revelation 6:7-8 NIV
The fourth and final horseman is named
Death. Of all the riders, he is the only one to whom the text
itself gives a name. Unlike the other four, he carries no weapon
or other object; instead he is followed by
The color of Death's horse is written as khlôros (χλωρóς) in
Koine Greek, which is often translated as "pale", though
"ashen", "pale green",
and "yellowish green"
are other possible interpretations. The color suggests the sickly
pallor of a
The natural colors of horse coats that could be indicated include
buckskin, or one of several color variants with
The verse beginning "they were given power over the fourth
of the earth" may refer solely to Death and Hades, or it may
summarize the roles of all four horsemen; scholars disagree on
Albrecht Dürer's woodcut depiction, The Four Horsemen of
the Apocalypse (1498)
Many modern scholars interpret Revelation from a
preterist point of view, arguing that its prophecy and imagery
apply only to the events of
the first century of Christian history.
In this school of thought, Conquest, the white horse's rider, is
sometimes identified as a symbol of
Parthian forces: Conquest carries a bow, and the Parthian
Empire was at that time known for its mounted warriors and their
skill with bow and arrow.
Parthians were also particularly associated with white horses.
Some scholars specifically point to
Vologases I, a Parthian
who clashed with the
Roman Empire and won one significant battle in 62 CE.
Revelation's historical context may also influence the
depiction of the black horse and its rider, Famine. In 92 CE, the
Domitian attempted to curb excessive growth of grapevines and
encourage grain cultivation instead, but there was major popular
backlash against this effort, and it was abandoned. Famine's
mission to make wheat and barley scarce but "hurt not the oil and
the wine" could be an allusion to this episode.
The red horse and its rider, who take peace from the earth, might
represent the prevalence of civil strife at the time Revelation
was written; internecine conflict ran rampant in the Roman Empire
during and just prior to the first century CE.
Each new century, Christian interpreters see ways in which
the horsemen, and Revelation in general, speaks to contemporary
events. Some who believe Revelation applies to modern
times can interpret the horses based on various ways their colours
Red, for example, often represents
Communism, Black has been used as a symbol of
Capitalism, while Green represents the rise of
Irvin Baxter Jr. of
Endtime Ministries espouses such a belief.
Not all interpretations agree that the horsemen are
associated with contemporary events. One interpretation suggests
that the horsemen are each associated with one of the first, four
The white horse represents the first seal in which the
city of Enoch
is established in righteous conquest. The red horse represents the
second seal in which bloodshed and wickedness reigns. The black
horse represents the third seal in which famine, plague, and
pestilence take hold of the world. The pale horse represents a
time of escalated death and destruction. Further interpretation by
scholars suggests that each horse represents a given time: the
time of Enoch, the time of Noah, the time of Abraham, and the time
Yet another interpretation is that the horsemen are directly
picturing events in the immediate history of the
Roman Empire following the first century. The White Horse would represent the time of
Trajan of Crete where the bow was the weapon of fame as
opposed to the Roman sword; his reign along with the four
following "Good" emperors of Rome were the time of conquering and
victory. But the Red horse arises with
Commodus, who began a series of blood shed and civil war in
the empire, 32 Emperors and 27 pretenders in 92 years. The Black Horse speaks of a time of famine and
great poverty. Beginning with Caracalla Rome became a land of
taxation, the Emperors became more and more ostentatious their
taxation took the life from the Empire. These next years were accompanied and followed
with the Pale Horse of death, who brought a time of sword, famine,
war, and wild beasts eating the starving, a time when whole cities
the Empire were left deserted because of the civil unrest. Thus all the Horsmen have ridden.
One interpretation is that the Four Horsemen are the Four
Beasts mentioned in the visions of The
Book of Daniel, representing four kings (or kingdoms), the
last of which devours the world. This view is further reinforced by the
resemblance of the four beasts of Daniel to the four beasts that
surround the throne that call out 'come and see' as each seal is
opened and each rider goes forth. The more conventional
integration of this portion of Daniel with Revelation, however, is
that the eleventh king (arising in the fourth kingdom) is the
Some equate the four horsemen with the angels of the four
angels often associated with four cardinal directions)
Another challenged interpretation is that the white horse
represents foreign warfare or conquest ("went forth conquering,
and to conquer"), the red represents civil war or domestic strife
("that they should kill one another"), the black represents famine
("A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for
a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine"), and the
pale represents pestilence or disease in its various forms ("to
kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the
beasts of the earth").
Another interpretation is that the rider on the white horse
is the Holy Spirit being sent forth into the world after the death
of Jesus. That the Fiery Red horse represents the blood
shed and the slaying of the Christian martyrs (starting with the
stoning of Stephen in Acts 7:54-8:1). The Black horse represents the scattering of the
Jewish nation during the time of the Roman Empire, in 70 AD. the Pale horse represents the Islamic nation
(with direct correlation between the rider's name being Death and
Hell followed with him [Revelation 6:8]).
Pestilence, War, Famine, and
This interpretation rearranges the order in which the
horsemen arrive to end the world, and a slight change to their
Pestilence is portrayed as a distinct entity, separate from
Famine, and takes Conquest's normal place in the lineup.
The first horseman to appear is Pestilence, who rides upon a
white horse. Pestilence conquers the nations of the world,
subjugating them to demonic powers of the world. In the wake of
Pestilence comes War, riding a large, wild red horse and wielding
a tremendous sword symbolizing continuing war over the domination
of the world, killing millions in his path with his sword. In the
wake of War, due to immense destruction because of War and
Pestilence, is Famine. Famine is portly — riding upon a black, sickly
horse — representing gluttony and hunger. And in
the wake of Famine, comes the pale rider, Death. His horse is
stark pale. He is followed by Hades and carries the remaining
souls to their final destinations.
It is this interpretation which is most commonly used as the
pop culture's uses of the Four Horsemen concept.
Other Biblical references
Zechariah also sees four horses (Zech 1:8-17, 6:1-8). During
this, first comes the Red, then Black, then White, and finally the
"Grisled and Bay" (the Pale Horses by implication).
They are referred to as "the four spirits of the
heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the
earth." Zechariah's horses differ from Revelation's in that their
colors do not seem to indicate or symbolize anything about their
characters; also, the horses in Zechariah act as sentries, not as
agents of destruction or judgment.
Zechariah's imagery probably influenced John, the author of
Revelation, in the way he depicted the four horsemen.
Also, flying or heavenly horsemen featured in other mythology,
both Jewish and
Gentile, of the first century.
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
|THE WHITE HORSE
In 1999, I had
July 3, 1999
I lay in the
bed in the dark . . . awake, yet seeing somehow, thousands of
white horses, with warriors dressed in white, riding in straight
rows, like on a road, eight wide. They were riding down the
front of my face from the top of my head. I could not recognize
faces, nor race . . . it was all white.
I lay in the
bed in the dark . . . awake, yet seeing somehow, thousands, upon
thousands of white horses, with warriors dressed in white,
riding eight abreast in straight rows, like on a road. It was as
if these horses were on two screens of television, one screen on
each of my thighs, moving upward from my knees towards my body.
These horses and riders too, were not recognizable as any
particular race of people. Everything was white. I was afraid to
move . . . afraid that if I moved that it would all disappear.
Yet, it went on and on . . . endlessly. Finally, I had to move.
However, it didn't end when I rolled over. The thousands of
white horses with their riders continued to ride upward from my
knees towards my body. There was no stopping them.
9:16 "And the number of the army of the horsemen were two
hundred thousand thousand; and I heard the number of them."
(This is 200
Dreams of the
Rider on the White Horse
|THE BLACK HORSE
LIBRA (The Scales)
LIBRA START CHART
There are other Biblical verses that tie in, in my way of seeing
things. In Genesis 8:21, the Lord said in his heart, ". . . for the
imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; . . ." This is why He
brought on the flood. Proverbs 21:2 says, "Every way of a man is right in
his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart."
Revelation 6:5 says, ". . . And I saw, and behold, a black horse,
and its rider had a balance in his hand
The scales have been identified as formerly being Chelae, the claws
of the Scorpion of Babylonian astrology. Some identify Libra with the
Egyptian god Osiris as the scales he uses to weigh the souls of the dead.
Another link of this constellation has been made with Julius Caesar who
was praised for his clemency and justice. When a comet appeared in July 44
B.C., four months after his murder, it was thought that his spirit was
ascending to take its place in the heavens.
Libra is often less explained in mythologic terms, but rather in
astronomic. It is thought that the scales represent the equal length of
nights and days during the autumnal equinox, which occurs while the sun is
in this sign.
Claws and Scales
Libra lies between Scorpius and Virgo. Once long ago the area
occupied by Libra was seen as comprising the claws of the scorpion
Scorpius. After about the first century B.C.E. this constellation has
become associated with the Balance Scales.
The Scales of Justice
The constellation of Libra is sometimes seen as the Scales of
Justice. This leads to an association with the constellation of Virgo, who
has been identified with Astraea or Dike, the Goddess of Justice. It is
the Goddess who judges the souls of men after their death by weighing them
in her balance.
FOR COMPARISON'S SAKE SEE BLACK ELK'S PROPHECY BELOW
THE PROPHECY OF BLACK ELK
Black Elk's Great Vision
Black Elk Speaks around October, 1990. I had some dreams about it,
and a number of coincidences happened. I came to see his great vision
as having many similarities to the Book of Revelation. The part that
seems to correlate to the heart chakra symbolism is on pages 32-33. He
was only nine years old, when he fell unconscious for some two weeks.
The vision was very extensive, and he never forgot any part of it.
Below is an excerpt from the book. At this point in his vision, he is
riding his horse in the storm clouds. There are twelve horses with
riders from each of the four directions. The black horse riders are
from the West, the White horse riders are from the North, the red
horse riders are from the East, and the Yellow horse riders are from
"Now the earth was bright again as we rode. I could see the
hills and valleys and the creeks and rivers passing under. We came
above a place where three streams made a big one - a source of mighty
waters - and something terrible was there. Flames were rising from the
waters and in the flames a blue man lived. The dust was floating all
about him in the air, the grass was short and withered, the trees were
wilting, two-legged and four-legged beings lay there thin and panting,
and wings too weak to fly.
Then the black horse riders shouted 'Hoka hey!' and charged down
upon the blue man, but were driven back. And the white troop shouted,
charging, and was beaten; then the red troop and the yellow.
And when each had failed, they all cried together 'Eagle Wing
Stretches, hurry!' And all the world was filled with voices of all
kinds that cheered me, so I charged. I had the cup of water in one
hand and in the other was the bow that turned into a spear as the bay
and I swooped down, and the spear's head was sharp lightning. It
stabbed the blue man's heart, and as it struck I could hear the
thunder rolling and many voices that cried 'Un-hee!,' meaning I had
killed. The flames died. The trees and grasses were not withered any
more and murmured happily together, and every living being cried in
gladness with whatever voice it had. Then the four troops of horsemen
charged down and struck the dead body of the blue man, counting coup;
and suddenly it was only a harmless turtle."
The story of Black Elk and the reasons for the ceremony he had
to perform to duplicate his vision occurred after Crazy Horse's Death
when Black Elk was 15 years old.. I'm going to put a link to the
site which publishes the book, as this is a very long tale how Black
Elk comes to perform the ceremony after a great fear overcomes him -
many years after having his vision.
It is amazing that Black Elk was able to remember his vision with
all the details and do the ceremony exactly as his vision when he was
19 years old.
This is the index to the book written by John Neidhardt for
Black Elk, because Black Elk never learned to read or write.
Nerertheless, he was an amazing visioonary. Black Elk's vision
was very much like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The Consecutive View or Telescopic View of the
book of Revelation sees the judgments as occurring one at a time
throughout the Tribulation Period -- that is, 21 individual
judgments from God in consecutive order. The Telescopic View
understands the seventh seal to include all seven trumpets, and
likewise that the seventh trumpet includes the seven bowls or
Each individual judgment may end when the next
begin, or each may continue until the end of the Tribulation and
the return of Christ. The Telescopic view seems best, since the
seventh seal simply introduces the seven trumpets:
(1) and the seventh trumpet covers the rest of
the judgments. The seven bowls are called the seven last plagues.
(2) and will apparently occur in rapid
succession at the end of the Tribulation.
(3) Mathematics also points to the Consecutive
and Telescopic Views of judgments. In the seals a fourth of all
things are taken, in the trumpets a third are taken and in the
final judgments all are taken or one half of the original. If one
fourth of the original things on earth were affected by the seals,
three fourths were not, and in the trumpets, one third was
affected, which also equates to one fourth of the original things.
If God knows His fractions, then the consecutive view is correct.
The Book of Revelation builds heavily upon the
Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. Many symbols introduced in
Daniel are repeated and further clarified in Revelation. A full
understanding of Revelation is impossible without an accurate
understanding of the prophecy of Daniel. Although there are very
few quotations, allusions to Old Testament images and prophecy
appear throughout Revelation. Of the 404 verses in the book, 265
verses contain lines that allude to some 550 Old Testament
"Revelation Chart" as contained in the Daniel & Revelation
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Antichrist has Bow, Crown, Conquering.
Takes peace, receives sword.
Pair of balances
Days work / pay
hurt not the oil / wine.
Death / Hell followed
1/4 Earth population killed by sword,
hunger / death / beasts.
Souls slain for Word / Testimony.
White robes given.
1. Sun darkened
2. Moon as blood
3. Stars fall
4. Heaven departs as scroll.
Wrath of Lamb
fire to Earth
Angel w/little book sets right foot on sea, left foot earth,
time no longer
Hail / fire / blood
1/3 trees burned, & all green grass.
Burning mountain cast into sea.
1/3 sea became blood
1/3 ships destroyed
1/4 sea creatures die.
Wormwood star falls poisons 1/3 rivers / fountains. Many die.
of sun, moon, and stars are darkened.
Bottomless pit opens: locusts sting like scorpions Men cannot
die, tormented five mos.
Four angels loosed in Euphrates slay
1/3 of men. 200,000,000 horsemen.
Mystery of God
John eats "the little book".
Kingdoms of this
world become kingdoms of our Lord / Christ.
Michael stands up
opened many sleep in earth awake to everlasting life /
Noisome and grievous sore upon men with the mark of the beast,
and which worshipped image.
Sea; became as blood of a dead man: / every living soul died
in the sea.
Rivers and fountains of waters; became blood.
Sun; scorched men with fire they repented not to give him
Seat of beast /
full of darkness.
Euphrates; dried up for kings of the east. Unclean spirits
like frogs come out / dragon / beast / false prophet gather to
REV 16: 12-14
Babylon given his wrath.
every island fled away, mnts. not found 114 lb hail.
FROM TIM LAHAYE:
While the desire for peace clings to the
deepest crevice of the human heart, the prospects for global
destruction are far greater than the prospects for global peace.
Undoubtedly, men will continue to strive for peaceful solutions.
But beyond the attempts at peace is the final holocaust. Those who
are left behind after the Rapture will face a terrible future.
The Final Blast
The Bible predicts the final devastation in
“one hour” (Revelation 18:10) of the prophetic “Babylon,” the
symbolic name for the kingdom of the Antichrist. The Bible says,
“All your riches and splendor have vanished, never to be
recovered” (Revelation 18:14). Even the merchants and sailors will
not come near this land, but will “stand far off, terrified at her
torment,” and crying out, “In one hour such great wealth has been
brought to ruin” (Revelation 18:15, 17).
The apostle Peter provides an even more vivid
description of the final blast that shall devastate this planet
when he warns, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.
The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be
destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid
bare” (2 Peter 3:10).
The Seven Trumpets
John’s description of the trumpet judgments
(Revelation 8:2-11:19) sounds very similar to a global holocaust.
The entire planet will be affected by massive destruction, loss of
life, and human suffering. The chaos that results will destabilize
both the global economy and the world government predicted in
The seventh seal of the scroll is finally
opened in Revelation 8:1. The imagery that follows, including the
half hour of silence, follows the liturgy of the Jewish temple
services. After the sacrificial lamb was slain, the altar of
incense was prepared. Two of the priests would go into the holy
place and take the burnt coals and ashes from the golden altar and
relight the lamps of the golden candlestick. One priest filled the
golden censer with incense, while the other placed burning coals
from the altar into a golden bowl. Deep silence fell over the
temple during this solemn ceremony.
The angel offers the “prayers of the saints
(believers)” from the golden censer (8:3). Then he filled the
censer with fire from the altar and “cast it into the earth”
(8:5). This initiates the conflagration that is about to engulf
John the revelator paints a picture of global
devastation. He sees the vegetation burned up, a mountain of fire
falling into the sea, stars falling from heaven and the darkening
of the sun by a thickened atmosphere. It is no wonder that he
hears an angel flying through heaven shouting, “Woe, woe, woe, to
the inhibiters of the earth” (8:13).
Trumpet 1: Hail and Fire
The results of this destruction are so vast
that one-third of all the trees and all the grass on the planet
burn up. John provides no explanation of how this will occur. One
gets the impression that he watched this future destruction in
The fact that the Bible predicts a massive
global conflagration at the end of human history, coupled with the
fact that we live in a time when such a catastrophe is humanly
possible, ought to be a wake-up call to everyone!
Trumpet 2: Ocean Fireball
Next, John describes a large fireball
(“mountain burning with fire”) falling into the sea, polluting
one-third of the oceans and destroying one-third of the ships. The
reference to the “ships” seems to imply military targets, but no
other details are given. The parallel second bowl judgment is also
poured out on the sea but results in the destruction of all sea
life (Revelation 16:3).
Again, a destruction of such massive
proportions was unknown in the first century. The greatest
devastation John could possibly have been familiar with was the
eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. It completely destroyed and
buried the city of Pompeii with molten lava and even destroyed a
few ships in the Gulf of Naples. But what the revelator describes
here goes far beyond that and looks forward to a time of
Trumpet 3: Polluted Water
The devastation of the seawaters is followed by
the pollution of the fresh waters. The “rivers” and “fountains”
(springs) of water are polluted by a falling star called
“Wormwood.” Leon Morris notes that “wormwood” was a bitter
substance, but was not poisonous. It is most likely that John
merely uses this term to describe the bitter pollution of nuclear
It is obvious in the passages that describe the
trumpet and bowl judgments that John struggles, even though
inspired, to find first-century words to describe these future
events-the likes of which he has never seen. Terms like “mountain
of fire” and “falling star” certainly come close to a description
of nuclear fireballs.
Trumpet 4: Polluted Air
The fourth trumpet sounds and the air becomes
polluted (perhaps with nuclear fallout). The sun, moon, and stars
are “darkened” for one-third of the day. While this may refer to
an eclipse, it seems more likely to refer to some cosmic
destruction of the atmosphere.
In the judgment of the fourth bowl (16:8-9),
the sun “scorched” people as a result of this pollution. The
implication is that the ozone layer of the atmosphere has been
severely damaged and people are suffering from radiation
poisoning. However one interprets this event, it is obvious that
it is life-threatening.
Trumpet 5: Demon Invasion
The plagues of locusts described in the
Apocalypse represent a demonic invasion of earth. The creatures
are depicted as having been imprisoned in the abyss. They are
released by divine permission and torment unbelievers -- those who
do not have the “seal of God” (9:4). Whether these demonic
creatures inhabit human bodies is not fully clear. The reference
to the “shapes of the locusts” (9:7) seems to indicate some kind
The locusts are personalized as a military-like
force led by one called Abaddon (Hebrew, “destroyer”). To make
sure his readers understand, John adds the Greek equivalent:
Apollyon. Both names carry the same designation: “one who
destroys.” He is symbolically depicted as the leader of fallen
angels in the bottomless pit.
Trumpet 6: Deadly Attack
The voice instructs the angel with the sixth
trumpet to release the “four angels which are bound in the great
river Euphrates” (verse 14). Since they are bound, they must be
fallen angels or demons. Their release is by divine permission
only and is intended to allow them to function as agents of God’s
While some prefer to view this invading horde
as demons, I believe they are an actual army. The battles that
follow involve killing men, and the attackers are described as men
(verses 16-18). The weapons with “breastplates of fire” could well
be modern weapons. The “breastplates of fire” and the “fire and
smoke” that shoot out of both ends of these vehicles certainly
sound like tanks, airplanes or some modern weaponry.
If John really saw the future, including the
great end-time wars, he would have witnessed things he could
hardly understand, let alone describe. Tanks, guns, flamethrowers
and laser beams all fit these possible designations. While the
horde of demons is unleashed to torture and afflict men, the horde
of soldiers is unleashed to attack them as well.
Trumpet 7: Final Victory
From this point on, everything follows in rapid
succession. These five verses (15-19) are among the most dramatic
verses in the Bible. There is no greater statement of triumph in
all of Revelation, with the possible exception of 19:11-16, where
Christ actually returns to earth to reign and rule.
The typical pattern of the Apocalypse is to
show the big picture followed by snapshots. First the panorama,
then the close-ups. I believe that is what we have in 11:15-19. We
must take seriously the proclamation of final triumph in these
verses. They look all the way down the canyon of eternity to the
final victory at the end of the tribulation. At the same time,
they give us the overview of what it will be like to be left
THINGS WHICH THOU HAST SEEN.
THINGS WHICH ARE.
THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY COME TO PASS.
THINGS WHICH MUST BE HEREAFTER.
THINGS WHICH SHALL BE HEREAFTER.
white horse. The Antichrist comes forth. He had a bow, but
no arrows are mentioned. A crown was given to him. He went
forth conquering and to conquer.
red horse. War. To take peace from the earth and that they
should kill one another. He had a great sword.
black horse. Famine. A day’s wages for a day’s food. Hurt
not the oil and the wine.
pale horse. Death. One-fourth of the earth’s population is
killed. Hell followed with him. Kill with the sword, hunger,
death, and the beasts.
Martyrdom. Them that were slain for the Word of God and for
their testimony. They are given white robes.
Great earthquake. The sun became black, the moon as blood,
and the stars of heaven (angels) fell. Heaven departed as a
scroll. Every mountain and island were moved. Multitudes
hid. The great day of His wrath is come.
Silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
Hail and fire mingled with blood. Third part of trees burnt
up. All green grass burnt up.
great mountain burning cast into the sea. Third part of the
sea became blood.
great star from heaven fell upon the third part of the
rivers and fountains of waters. Star called Wormwood.
Third part of the sun, moon, and stars smitten. The day and
night shone not for a third part of it.
First woe. Locusts. A star from heaven (an angel) was given
the key to the bottomless pit. The pit opened. Locusts came
upon the earth. They hurt (or sting) men for five months
that do not have the seal of God in their foreheads.
Second woe. Loose the four angels bound in the river
Euphrates. The army of the horsemen was two hundred million.
Third part of mankind were killed by these. People repented
not. Second woe is past-ref Rev 11:14.
Third woe. When he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God
should be finished. The kingdoms of this world are become
the kingdoms Of our Lord. He shall reign. Thy wrath is come.
The temple of God opened in heaven. Lightnings, voices,
thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.
Sores. Noisome and grievous sores upon them that had the
mark of the beast and worshiped his image.
as blood. The sea became as the blood of a dead man. Every
living soul in the sea died.
Fountains blood. The rivers and fountains of water became
Great heat. Vial poured out upon the sun. Men scorched with
Darkness. The kingdom of the beast was full of darkness;
they gnawed their tongues for pain.
Euphrates River dried up.
is done. Voices, and thunders, and lightnings, and the
greatest earthquake. Jerusalem was divided into three parts.
The cities of the nations fell. Every island fled away. The
mountains were not found. There was great hail.
BLESSED IS HE
THAT READETH, AND THEY THAT HEAR THE WORDS OF
THIS PROPHECY, AND KEEP THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN THEREIN:
FOR THE TIME IS AT HAND-Rev 1:3.
AND I HEARD A VOICE FROM HEAVEN SAYING UNTO ME, WRITE, BLESSED
ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD FROM HENCEFORTH: YEA, SAITH THE
SPIRIT, THAT THEY MAY REST FROM THEIR LABOURS; AND THEIR WORKS DO
FOLLOW THEM-Rev 14:13.
BEHOLD, I COME AS A THIEF. BLESSED IS HE THAT WATCHETH, AND
KEEPETH HIS GARMENTS, LEST HE WALK NAKED, AND THEY SEE HIS
AND HE SAITH UNTO ME, WRITE, BLESSED ARE THEY WHICH ARE CALLED
UNTO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. AND HE SAITH UNTO ME, THESE
ARE THE TRUE SAYINGS OF GOD-Rev 19:9.
BLESSED AND HOLY IS HE THAT HATH PART IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION:
ON SUCH THE SECOND DEATH HATH NO POWER, BUT THEY SHALL BE PRIESTS
OF GOD AND OF CHRIST, AND SHALL REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND
BEHOLD, I COME QUICKLY: BLESSED IS HE THAT KEEPETH THE SAYINGS
OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK-Rev 22:7.
BLESSED ARE THEY THAT DO HIS COMMANDMENTS, THAT THEY MAY HAVE
RIGHT TO THE TREE OF LIFE, AND MAY ENTER IN THROUGH THE GATES INTO
THE CITY-Rev 22:14.
HAST A FEW NAMES EVEN IN SARDIS WHICH HAVE NOT DEFILED THEIR
GARMENTS; AND THEY SHALL WALK WITH ME IN WHITE: FOR THEY ARE
WORTHY. HE THAT OVERCOMETH, THE SAME SHALL BE CLOTHED IN WHITE
I COUNSEL THEE TO BUY OF ME GOLD TRIED IN THE FIRE, THAT THOU
MAYEST BE RICH; AND WHITE RAIMENT, THAT THOU MAYEST BE CLOTHED,
AND THAT THE SHAME OF THY NAKEDNESS DO NOT APPEAR; AND ANOINT
THINE EYES WITH EYESALVE, THAT THOU MAYEST SEE-Rev 3:18.
AND ROUND ABOUT THE THRONE WERE FOUR AND TWENTY SEATS: AND
UPON THE SEATS I SAW FOUR AND TWENTY ELDERS SITTING, CLOTHED IN
WHITE RAIMENT-Rev 4:4.
AND WHITE ROBES WERE GIVEN UNTO EVERY ONE OF THEM; AND IT WAS
SAID UNTO THEM, THAT THEY SHOULD REST YET FOR A LITTLE SEASON,
UNTIL THEIR FELLOWSERVANTS ALSO AND THEIR BRETHREN, THAT SHOULD BE
KILLED AS THEY WERE, SHOULD BE FULFILLED-Rev 6:11.
AFTER THIS I BEHELD, AND, LO, A GREAT MULTITUDE, WHICH NO MAN
COULD NUMBER, OF ALL NATIONS, AND KINDREDS, AND PEOPLE, AND
TONGUES, STOOD BEFORE THE THRONE, AND BEFORE THE LAMB, CLOTHED
WITH WHITE ROBES, AND PALMS IN THEIR HANDS. AND ONE OF THE ELDERS
ANSWERED, SAYING UNTO ME, WHAT ARE THESE WHICH ARE ARRAYED IN
WHITE ROBES? AND WHENCE CAME THEY? AND I SAID UNTO HIM, SIR, THOU
KNOWEST. AND HE SAID TO ME, THESE ARE THEY WHICH CAME OUT OF GREAT
TRIBULATION, AND HAVE WASHED THEIR ROBES, AND MADE THEM WHITE IN
THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB-Rev 7:9,13,14.
AND TO HER WAS GRANTED THAT SHE SHOULD BE ARRAYED IN FINE
LINEN, CLEAN AND WHITE: FOR THE FINE LINEN IS THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF
AND THE ARMIES WHICH WERE IN HEAVEN FOLLOWED HIM UPON WHITE
HORSES, CLOTHED IN FINE LINEN, WHITE AND CLEAN-Rev 19:14.
WHAT ACCORDING TO THE REVELATION?
FAITHFUL WITNESS-Rev 1:5
THE FIRST BEGOTTEN OF THE DEAD-Rev 1:5
THE PRINCE OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH-Rev 1:5
The ALPHA-Rev 1:8
AND OMEGA-Rev 1:8
THE BEGINNING-Rev 1:8
THE ENDING-Rev 1:8, or THE END-Rev 21:6
WHICH IS-Rev 1:8, or WHICH ART-Rev 11:17
WHICH WAS-Rev 1:8
WHICH IS TO COME-Rev 1:8
THE ALMIGHTY-Rev 1:8
THE FIRST-Rev 1:11
THE LAST-Rev 1:11
HE THAT LIVETH-Rev 1:18
HE THAT...WAS DEAD-Rev 1:18
ALIVE FOR EVERMORE-Rev 1:18
THE SON OF GOD-Rev 2:18
THE AMEN-Rev 3:14
THE FAITHFUL...WITNESS-Rev 3:14
THE…TRUE WITNESS-Rev 3:14
THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION OF GOD-Rev 3:14
THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH-Rev 5:5
THE ROOT OF DAVID-Rev 5:5
A LAMB AS IT HAD BEEN SLAIN-Rev 5:6
HAVING SEVEN HORNS AND SEVEN EYES-Rev 5:6
HIM THAT LIVETH FOR EVER AND EVER-Rev 5:14
The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY-Rev 11:17
The KING OF SAINTS-Rev 15:3
The LORD OF LORDS-Rev 17:14
The KING OF KINGS-Rev 17:14
THE LORD GOD-Rev 18:8
THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT-Rev 19:6
CALLED FAITHFUL AND TRUE-Rev 19:11
CALLED THE WORD OF GOD-Rev 19:13
THE LORD GOD OF THE HOLY PROPHETS-Rev 22:6
THE OFFSPRING OF DAVID-Rev 22:16
THE BRIGHT...STAR-Rev 22:16
MORNING STAR-Rev 22:16
NAME WRITTEN-Rev 2:17
MY NEW NAME-Rev 3:12
A NEW SONG-Rev 5:9
A NEW SONG-Rev 14:3
A NEW HEAVEN-Rev 21:1
A NEW EARTH-Rev 21:1
NEW JERUSALEM-Rev 3:12
NEW JERUSALEM-Rev 21:2
BEHOLD, I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW-Rev 21:5
THE MEANING OF HEBREW SHIN
Shin (also spelled Šin (šīn)
or Sheen) is the twenty-first letter in many
Semitic abjads, including
abjadi order, 13th in modern order). Its sound value is a
voiceless sibilant, IPA: [ʃ]
The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek
and the letter
Sha in the
Cyrillic scripts (Ⱎ,
South Arabian and
is also cognate.
šin letter expressed the continuants of two
phonemes, and may have been based on a pictogram
of a tooth (in
modern Hebrew shen). The
Encyclopedia Judaica, 1972, records that
The history of the letters expressing sibilants in the
various Semitic alphabets
is a bit complicated, due to
different mergers between
As usually reconstructed, there
are five Proto-Semitic phonemes that evolved
voiceless sibilants in daughter
Hebrew Shin / Sin
/s/ version according to the reconstruction shown above
is descended from Proto-Semitic *ś,
a phoneme thought to correspond to a
voiceless alveolar lateral fricative
/ɬ/, similar to Welsh Ll in "Llandudno".
Sin and Shin Dot
The Hebrew letter represents two different phonemes: an
/s/ like English a
/ʃ/ like English shoe. The two are distinguished
by a dot above the left-hand side of the letter for
/s/ and above the right-hand side for
|Sin dot (left)
|Shin dot (right)
gematria, Shin represents the number 300.
Shin, as a
prefix, bears the same meaning as the
relative pronouns "that", "which" and "who" in
English. In colloquial Hebrew,
and Shin together have the meaning of "when". This is a
contraction of כּאשר, ka'asher (as, when).
Shin is also one of the seven letters which receive a
special crown (called a tagin) when written in a
Sefer Torah. See
Judges 12:6, the tribe of
Ephraim could not differentiate between Shin and Sin; when
Gileadites were at war with the Ephraimites, they would
ask suspected Ephraimites to say the word shibolet;
an Ephraimite would say sibolet and thus be
exposed. From this episode we get the English word
Shin also stands for the word
Shaddai, a name for God. Because of this, a
kohen (priest) forms the letter Shin with his hands as he
Priestly Blessing. In the mid 1960s, actor
Leonard Nimoy used a single-handed version of this gesture
to create the
Vulcan Hand Salute for his character,
Mr. Spock, on
In Jewish tradition the letter Shin is inscribed on the
Mezuzah, a vessel which houses a scroll of parchment with
Biblical text written on it. The text contained in the Mezuzah
Shema Yisrael prayer, which calls the Israelites to love
their God with all their heart, soul and strength. The mezuzah
is situated upon all the doorframes in a home or
establishment. Sometimes the whole word Shaddai will be
The Shema Yisrael prayer also commands the Israelites to
write God's commandments on their hearts (Deut. 6:6); the
shape of the letter Shin mimics the structure of the human
heart: the lower, larger left ventricle (which supplies
the full body) and the smaller right ventricle (which supplies
the lungs) are positioned like the lines of the letter Shin.
A religious significance has been applied to the fact that
there are three valleys which comprise the city of Jerusalem's
geography: the Valley of Ben Hinnom, Tyropoeon Valley, and
Kidron Valley, and that these valleys converge to also form
the shape of the letter shin, and that the
Temple in Jerusalem is located where the dagesh
(horizontal line) is.
Sefer Yetzirah the letter Shin is King over Fire, Formed
Heaven in the Universe, Hot in the Year, and the Head in the
Sayings with Shin
The Shin-Bet was an old acronym for the Israeli
Department of Internal General Security.
A Shin-Shin Clash is
Israeli military parlance for a battle between two tank
divisions (tank in Hebrew is shiryon).
Sh'at haShin (The Shin Hour) is the last possible
moment for any action, usually military. Corresponds to the
English expression the eleventh hour.
In the Arabic alphabet, šīn is at the orignal (21st)
Abjadi order. A letter variant sīn takes the place
Samekh at 15th position.
/s/. It is the 12th letter of the modern alphabet order
and is written thus:
|Position in word:
|Form of letter:
/ʃ/, and is the 13th letter of the modern alphabet
order and is written thus:
|Position in word:
|Form of letter:
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