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Sunday, February 7, 2021

TWO HOLY CITIES? - THE MEASUREMENTS INDICATE OTHERWISE...ESPECIALLY "24"

 

TWO HOLY CITIES? – THE MEASUREMENTS INDICATE OTHERWISE…ESPECIALLY “24”

THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL HOLY CITY - THE NEW JERUSALEM

It is difficult – being that we find ourselves in this human frame – to contemplate the prospect that the Holy City in Ezekiel 40-48 and John’s vision of the Holy City, New Jerusalem in Revelation 21, are the same Holy City–i.e., it is MULTI-DIMENSIONAL – one virtually must configure this in terms of “string theory” In point of fact, the four-square City is BOTH pyramidal (a mountain) and cubical (cube).

What this reveals to us is the terrestrial (earthly-Ezekiel) and celestial (heavenly Revelation) aspects of this MARVEL…Messiah–the Anointed One–Our Lord Jesus Christ Who used “Jacob’s Ladder” to unveil to Nathaniel His identity (John 1:46-51)–“the angels ascending and descending upon the Son of Man” – this, after Nathaniel declared that Jesus is the “Son of God” [heavenly] – the “King of Israel” [earthly].”  In response to Nathaniel’s declarative Jesus presents Himself as the Son of Man in that through the bringing together of the Son of God with the King of Israel there is the ultimate enforcement of the inseparable union of the God-Man—thus, the emphasis in the book of Revelation of the Son of Man in the midst of the seven-golden lampstands (Rev. 1:13—“. . . and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man . . ..”)

This revelation of the fulness of His identity reflects upon BOTH aspects of His Person and Work as the Anointed One–Son of God (celestial–New Jerusalem–John’s Revelation) and King of Israel/His humanity (terrestrial—the Holy City of Ezekiel 40-48). Messiah, the Son of Man UNITES both dimensions–even so, the “New Heaven and New Earth” (i.e., “Renewed”) (2 Peter 3:10-13; Isa. 51:5-6) illustrate this divine linkage . . . “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers . . . All things were created through Him and for Him” (Col. 1:16).

THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE MULTI-DIMENSIONAL HOLY CITY…THE NUMBERS

The theological implications of these matters can be reflected in the numeric values given to us in both Ezekiel and the Revelation insofar as “18” concerns in that 4,500 cubits X 4 of Ezekiel = 18,000 cubits [perimeter—Ezk. 48:30]; whereas, the 12,000 furlong-edge of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:16) is equal in miles to 1,500 mi. (i.e., 660 ft. [one furlong] X 12,000 furlongs = 7,920,000 ft./5,280 ft. [1 mile] = 1,500 miles X 12 edges of any cube = 18,000 miles or 18 = 18 and when combined (earth/heaven) = 36 is the sum reflecting the fractal or resemblance of the 360 degrees of a circle illustrative of the Eternal God without beginning or ending.

I think, however, that the simplicity of the 4,500 cubits mentioned 4 times is most significant in that 4 X 4,500 = 18,000 cubits X 3 (if it were cubed expressing “volume/capacity”) would be equal to 54,000 cubic (actually linear) cubits. 

Notwithstanding, Dr. Douglas Hamp, who serves with me on the board of the Commonwealth of Israel Foundation, exegetes Ezekiel 48:30-35 to mean that each “gate” is in and of itself 4,500 cubits or 13.500 cubits on each side with the overall length of each side “undisclosed” so that extrapolation should be multiplied on each side by 4 X 13,500 = 54,000 cubits for the total of the 12-foursquare gate perimeter. 

Interestingly enough, the “18” shows up again by simply adding these 2 sets of 54,000 (the plain of Hamp + the solid of Krieger) by elimination of the zeroes or 54,000 (12 gates @ 4,500 cubits each) + 54,000 cubits (if the Holy City of Ezekiel were cubed or 18,000 X 3—oddly tripling the number of gates) = 108,000 cubits or “18.”  Such a “prospect” is a somewhat artificial attempt to secure another “18” – however, this “plain” expression of geometry vs. a “solid geometric” configuration demonstrating capacity could readily explain the “multi-dimensional” aspects of the New Jerusalem of Revelation 21 which lends itself to a cube object vs. a pyramidal object. 

However, to give exclusive rights to a pyramidal (mountain) object of the New Jerusalem in that the expressions “length, breadth, and height are equal” and that the city is “laid out as a square” does NOT exclusively suggest a pyramidal expression juxtaposed to a cube in that BOTH have volume/capacity/fulness.   By eliminating zero we can readily grasp the capacity of a pyramid using this formula:  V = 1/3Sh or in the New Jerusalem the square base would be 144 (12*12) and its height would be 12 with the following outcome:  576 = 1/3 of 1,728.  If we were to multiple this by 3 we would arrive at 3*576 = 1,728 which in turn gives us the volume of a cubed New Jerusalem in that 12*12*12 = 1,728.  Ironically if we combine 576 + 1728 = 2,304 and use these 2 – 3 – 4 as factors we arrive at:  2*3*4 = 24. 

The “24” is ubiquitous in Scripture and in space-time.  The “Hebrew Scriptures” are allocated by the Jewish people into 24 volumes (39 by Christians – in that Samuel, Kings, Chronicles are broken into 2 volumes each, etc.); there are 24 “courses of the priesthood” (1 Chron. 24:4-19); the 24 elders of the Revelation (Rev. 4:4); the 12 Gates + 12 Foundations = 24 of Revelation’s New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:14); the 24 hours of a day or 24*60 Minutes = 1,440 min. or “144.”   More obscure “24s” are Jesus’ 33 miracles (matching His age at crucifixion/resurrection) of which 24 were “cures.”   

THE DIMENSIONS OF PARADISE USING THE FURLONG OF REVELATION 21:16

The “12 gates” of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:12-13 mirror in number the “12 gates” of the Holy City found in Ezekiel 48:30-35.  The “names of the twelve tribes of Israel” are simply given in Revelation 21 without the specific names; however, in Ezekiel 48 the tribal names are actually given.  The twelve tribes and their names ARE mentioned in Revelation 7:1-8. 

What is of keen interest to this author is the fact that the “24” are seen in the 24 times the “tribes of Israel” are mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures and in the New Testament they are mentioned twice – once in Revelation 7:1-8 without the mentioning of the tribe of Dan in that “apostasy” is judge (Rev. 17); however, the tribe of Dan reappears in Ezekiel 48:32—in the allocations of the lands. 

The astounding revelation of the 12 Tribes mentioned in Revelation 7:1-8  includes the priestly Tribe of Levi, excludes the Tribe of Dan, and omits the Tribe of Ephraim—replacing it instead with Joseph, while including Manasseh.  In Revelation the tribal emphasis is upon, I believe, a “priestly” recognition (“Made us kings and priests to His God”—Rev. 1:6) with Judah (“kingly”) at the helm of the accounting (Rev. 7:5). 

It appears by the naming of the 12 Tribes in Revelation 7 brings their witness to the One True God into focus, linked with the vast multitude that no man could number before the Throne (heavenly) juxtaposed to the sealing of the 12 Tribes upon the earth (Rev. 7:9-17)—so “earthly” and “heavenly” once again.  In other words, there is “distinction” but not “separation” of these designations.  What I find most fascinating is the fact that the precise names of the 12 Tribes of Israel are omitted aside from: 

Also she (viz., the New Jerusalem) had a great and high wall with twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates, and names written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:  three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west” (Rev. 21:12-13). 

. . . at the culmination/description of the New Jerusalem’s gates found in Revelation 21—but that said, the Revelation is redundant regarding the mentioning of the NAMES of the 12 Tribes without specifically giving the actual names . . . in a way keeping us “guessing” as to which names are actually there! 

The fact that the “144” of Revelation 11 are comprised of 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes—arriving at 12*12,000 = 144,000 and clearly bespeak of “Israel” – whereas the second mentioning of the 12X12 or 144,000 appears in Revelation 14.  Some expositors are convinced this is the same group of 144,000 seen in Revelation 7—i.e., Israel.  However, these 144,000 are “redeemed from the earth” and appear on the “heavenly Mount Zion” and they “sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders” (Rev. 14:1-5).  Clearly, the 144,000 of Revelation takes place upon the earth for we hear:  “Do not harm the earth, the sea, or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads” (Rev. 7:3). 

What I am saying here again is the juxtaposition of the “earth” (Rev. 7) to the “heavens” (Rev. 14).  The culmination of the “144” is seen all over the New Jerusalem in that 12,000*12,000 (the squaring of one side of a cube = 144,000,000 sq. furlongs – thus, 6 sets of “144” and then, of course, the 144-cubit wall of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:16-17).  As a "sidebar" - the ubiquity of the "144" found upon the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21 is accentuated when one converts the "playing field" of each of her six faces to acres:  660 Feet (1 Furlong) * 12,000 Furlongs = 7,920,000 linear feet X 7,920,000 linear feet (in that it was "as long as it was wide" and "12,000 stadia/furlongs in length, and as wide and high as it is long" - Rev. 21:16) = 62,726,400,000,000 sq. feet ÷ 43,560 sq. ft. (1 acre) = 1,440,000,000 acres per each of the six faces of the "cubed New Jerusalem" * 6 faces = 8,640,000,000 acres constitute the "outward expression" of the New Jerusalem which "864" is the fractal/resemblance of the diameter of earth's sun (864,000 miles) leading us to this conclusion:  

"The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp . . . There will be no more night.  They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light" (Rev. 21:22; 22:5).  

As a contention that the Woman of Revelation is neither simply Israel as understood by Dispensationalism to be but the Jews, nor the exclusivity of New Testament saints (i.e., the Ekklesia of the New Testament—as understood by the Reform/Replacement theologians) but is in point of all-inclusive theological fact:  The General Assembly and Ekklesia of the Firstborn—ALL THE SAINTS from Adam (Eve) to the present—it is the ALL ISRAEL of both Jew and those called out from the nations (aka, Gentiles) as expounded by Paul in Romans 11:26:

For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.”

There are then, if the New Jerusalem is a six-sided cube bearing 144,000,000 sq. furlongs on each of its 6 faces + the two sets of 144,000 in Revelation 7 and Revelation 14 + the “144-Cubit Wall” of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:17), a total of 9 sets of “144” or 1,296 (9*144 = 1296).  This 1296 is a fractal of the radius of the Great Precessional of the Equinoxes found atop the Woman’s Head in Revelation 12.  The “12 stars” are actually 12 constellations as a garland of victory atop the Woman’s head with each constellation taking 2,160 years (on average) as the universe “turns” or 2,160 years X 12 = 25,920 years.[1]  We would simply double the radius to arrive at 25,920 (years) or 2 * 1,296 = 2,592 or double the "144" from 9 to 18 * 144 = 2,592.[1]

THE 25, 920 YEARS GREAT PRECESSIONAL OF THE EQUINOXES

THE 12 SONS OF JACOB-ISRAEL & THE “24”

Jacob’s twelve sons are first mentioned in the order of their births (to four different mothers) in the Book of Genesis (29:31–30:24 & 35:16-20). For easier analysis, they are distinguished by colored highlighting in the table below:

  • Leah (elder wife): 1) Reuben, 2) Simeon, 3) Levi, 4) Judah; later also 9) Issachar and 10) Zebulun – (shades of red)
  • Bilhah (Rachel’s slave): 5) Dan, 6) Naphtali – (light blue)
  • Zilpah (Leah’s slave): 7) Gad, 8) Asher – (light green)
  • Rachel (younger wife): 11) Joseph, 12) Benjamin – (shades of yellow)
    [Manasseh & Ephraim, sons of Joseph, are often listed separately; in some later texts, the half-tribe of Manasseh is further divided into its eastern and western halves.]
No. 1 – THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL – 24 TIMES MENTIONED IN THE FIRST COVENANT

No. 2 – THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL – 24 TIMES MENTIONED IN THE FIRST COVENANT
Source at:  https://catholic-resources.org/Bible/History-12Tribes.htm
The Twelve Tribes of Israel
by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

THE SINGULARITY OF THE HOLY CITY or REFORM/DISPENSATIONALISM vs. COMMONWEALTH THEOLOGY

I realize that this “multi-dimensional” distinction/inseparability seen in the “24” is thinking way outside the box . . . or is it?  May I provide at least one (although there are a multitude of implications regarding this multi-dimensional disclosure) incontrovertible illustration from Scripture which puts a “theological death nil” into the exclusivity of BOTH systematic theological systems.

Reform/Replacement Theology:   The Church/Ekklesia replaces All Israel (i.e., the Jews have no prophetic destiny in the ultimate Plan and Purpose of the Almighty–viz., the “Church inherits all aspects of the New Covenant” and the “Kingdom has been given to another”); whereas Dispensationalism, which purports the superiority of the “heavenly calling” of the Church juxtaposed to the Jews upon the earth exegete the Scriptures by their “rightly dividing the word of truth” positioning Judah/Jews do have their “prophetical portion” but the “spiritual inferiority” of the Jew demands that the Heavenly New Jerusalem has nothing (once you dig into their theology) to do with any amalgamation with “Israel of the Flesh.”  There is no “Ephraim” – there are in essence, no “Lost 10 Tribes” who have been scattered among the nations or even assimilated therein (Hosea 8:5-10).  Ephraim, in essence—according to “dispensationalists in the know” was re-integrated back into the Jews during the Babylonian Captivity of Judah. 

THERE ARE NOT TWO BRIDES FOR THE MESSIAH

Indeed, dispensationalism’s New Jerusalem, during the futurity of the 1,000-Literal Millennium, NEVER descends completely to the earth but is suspended somewhere above the earth for the duration allowing the Jews to have their “Kingdom of David” while the Bride of Christ abides aloft; consequently, their system demands the “Wife of Jehovah” (Old Testament saints) and the “Bride of Christ” (New Testament saints) with the “tribulation saints . . . ruling and reigning” in an ambiguous status somewhere between both.[2] 

We within the conviction of Commonwealth Theology cannot abide either Weltanschauung (worldview); namely, neither the theological implications of subsuming the Jew/Israel (Reform/Rejection Theologies) nor Dispensationalism’s effort to bifurcate the Jew from its own Commonwealth.

Within Reformational Theologies and/or Catholic understanding there is NO DISTINCTION and NO SEPARATION of the Church and Israel–ALL ISRAEL is the Church in toto; whereas in Dispensationalism there is YES DISTINCTION (the Church and Israel) and YES SEPARATION (God has a plan for national Israel and a separate plan/polity for the Church–two separate plans–2 New Covenants – 2 Holy Cities – 2 Betrothals – 2 distinct peoples, etc.

However, in Commonwealth Theology the heavens and the earth are united in Messiah – YES DISTINCTION (24 Elders–12 Tribes of Israel – 12 Apostles of the Lamb – Song of Moses/Song of the Lamb – Commandments of God/Testimony of Jesus – to deny this “distinction” is, if you would, “theologically ludicrous” – BUT there is NO SEPARATION as our beloved dispensational brethren contend . . . nor is their subsumption as the Replacement theologians purport. 

We would be "theologically audacious" by comparing the unity within the "Godhead" with the unity between Judah and Ephraim - between the "Natural Branches" and the "Wild Branches" of the ONE OLIVE TREE.  Say what!  Yes, the unity of the Triune God is seen in the eternal fellowship the Father and the Son enjoy--they are utterly distinct but uniquely inseparable.  We have been called (believers in Messiah) into the fellowship of the Triune God:  

". . . that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me . . . And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:  I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me" (John 17:21-23 - NKJV).

We are united in our Joseph, our Anointed One, the Son of David, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah – for “through the blood of the cross He has made of the two (Jew/Gentile) ONE NEW MAN–SO MAKING PEACE” (Eph. 2:14-18).  Our Gospel is one of Salvation through His Atoning Death and Resurrection in Life AND we, as well, preach the GOSPEL OF PEACE between peoples–in particular, Jew and Gentile–TOGETHER THIS “FULL GOSPEL” IS THE UNITED KINGDOM OF DAVID–THE TABERNACLE OF DAVID–THE KINGDOM OF GOD (Acts 15:13-17)!

This is precisely why the attribution uttered by Nathaniel to Jesus as “King of Israel” and “Son of God” was purposefully recorded in the Gospel of John—the oldest of the four gospels.  Notice, Jesus did not decline these attributions but reinforced them all the more by illustrated His purpose and plan as the Son of Man bringing God into Man (through incarnation) and bringing Man into God (through resurrection/ascension)—thereby shattering the dimensional divide between heaven and earth – THIS would be the Ekklesia Jesus would build in which the gates of Hades would not prevail!

IN REVIEW:

Replacement/Rejection Theologies – the “Church” subsumes Israel—she is “All Israel”

Dispensationalism – the “Church” and “Israel” are given separate roles in God’s polity/kingdom.

Commonwealth Theology – Distinction of both Judah-Israel and Ephraim-Israel but no separation within the Commonwealth of Israel—One Ultimate Manifestation of the Holy City

Again:

Replacement:               DISTINCTION NO    –    SEPARATION NO

Dispensationalism:      DISTINCTION YES   –    SEPARATION YES

Commonwealth:           DISTINCTION YES   –    SEPARATION NO

THE “MEASURING ROD” OR “MEASURING REED” BRINGS THE 12 + 12 TOGETHER

EZEKIEL & JOHN MEASURE THE HOLY CITY WITH THE ROD – 12.6 FT.

The English “Rod” is distinguished from the measurement of the English “Reed” however, we read: – “. . . a reed like a measuring rod” (Rev. 11:1).  Then we read that the “golden reed” (Rev. 21:15) reveals the “transformation” of the “reed like a measuring rod” found in Revelation 11:1.  It is imperative that we understand the ancient measurements of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit in light of the Imperial British Measuring System in that the “duo-decimal” system of measurement is “sourced” in the Hebrew Sacred Cubit.  Without that understanding we simply cannot ascertain the actual length of this “reed/rod” in terms of the ancient measurement of the “inch.”  It is NOT the length of the “standard cubit” or the Egyptian Cubit be it standard or royal.  Yes, some well-meaning brethren contend that the use of the measurement of the Egyptian Cubit was in point of archaeological-antiquity fact the “cubit” length given in the Torah for such measurements as Noah’s Ark, the Tabernacle in the Wilderness, etc. 

MEASUREMENT OF THE EGYPTIAN ROYAL CUBIT


EGYPTIAN ROYAL CUBIT – 20.64 INCHES

Tim Lovett, who has researched and extensively written about the measurement of the “cubit” used on Noah’s Ark believes that it conforms to the Egyptian Royal Cubit’s measurement between 20.62 and 20.65 inches with a medium of 20.63/4 inches.  What I find somewhat mystifying is his claim that the Egyptian Royal Cubit had to be more accurate in the measurement of Noah’s Ark (“The length of the ark shall be 300 cubits, its width fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits”—Gen. 6:15) of the Ark within the Torah of Moses and that the “cubit” – therefore – reappearing throughout the Torah (e.g., the “tabernacle in the wilderness”) conformed to this measurement. 

His reasoning is that the Egyptian Royal Cubit dated back to nigh the age of the flood (aka "deluge") or thereafter and perhaps the sons of Shem influenced by the Ark’s cubit conformed it to that of the Egyptian Royal Cubit AND the obvious fact that the Persian Royal Cubit Lovett accurately suggests is 25.20 inches.  Noah's Ark's measurements were based on the Hebrew Sacred Cubit's 2.1 ft. or 25.20 inches—bearing 360° X 7 days rotation of the earth per day = 2520° or the resemblance/fractal of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit’s 25.20 inches.


THE PERSIAN ROYAL CUBIT – 25.20 INCHES


NOTE BELOW ON THE METRIC SYSTEM:

I might add that the recent "propaganda" - once again by French researchers - credit the water droplet from the Nile and its 1 mm (0.0393701 inches) diameter as the initial measurement founded by the Ancient Egyptians some 4,500 years ago.  Thus, in order to secure the 20.64-inch Egyptian Royal Cubit (ERC) of 20.64 inches it would take approximately 524 mm or 52.4 cm.  These ambiguities in measurement do not impress.  The 756-ft. edge of the Great Pyramid of Giza established by Sir William Flinders Petrie is equal to 9,072 inches; therefore, the ERC of 20.64 inches would take 439.53488372 such ERCs or rounded up to 440 ERC per base edge X 4 = 1,760 ERC.  I find it rather hilarious that if cubed (*3) that would mean that the 1,760 ERC * 3 = 5,280 ERC which interestingly enough conforms to a fractal/resemblance of the British Imperial Mile of 5,280 linear feet.  The Base-10 system of measurement (aka, the "metric system") is NOT the basis of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit--the HSC stands on its own.  Base-12 (24 hours in a day - 2 sets of 12, etc.) is the "pattern on the mount" from whence is derived the abundant measurements of all sacred objects found in Scripture--not the use of the Egyptian Royal Cubit.  Conforming measurements to the "world of Egypt" is not God's mathematical calculation. I am not going to die on this hill but it would be exceedingly wise in this understanding how it magnifies the importance of Commonwealth Theology and integrates both Testaments in "divine harmony."

THE HEBREW SACRED CUBIT (HSC) – 25.20 INCHES – EZEKIEL 40:5

The research by the famed Assyriologist, Julius Oppert, determined that comparisons between the Latin-English “inch” and utilizing its measurement superimposed upon the length of the Persian and/or Assyrian Standard and Royal Cubits ultimately determined the Royal Cubits of Assyria and Persia to be 25.20 inches in length. 

It is this measurement of the “rod/reed” which appears in Ezekiel 40:5 in that the prophet Ezekiel was altogether familiar with both the Assyrian, Babylonia, and Persian sundry cubits.  Ezekiel’s rod—as we will see from Ezekiel 40:5—was 12.6 feet in length X 2 = 25.20 ft. or a fractal of the 25.20 in. of the HSC.  Likewise, Ezekiel’s rod, again, as we shall see, is a fractal of the 1,260 days found in Revelation 11:3; 12:6.  Moreover, these amazing compatibilities between Hebrew and Christian Scripture are ultimately determinant in making of the “Two” – ONE NEW MAN, so making peace!   


ASSYRIOLOGIST JULIUS OPPERT – THE 3.6-INCH PALM/SPAN/HANDBREADTH

The charts above and below display in inches the sundry cubits of the ancient world with the measurement of the “palm” (or “handbreadth” or a “span”) to be 3.6 inches . . . please carefully observe that the Assyrian (Standard) Cubit is measured as 21.6 inches (this was likewise the measurement of the Persian Standard Cubit shown in Tim Lovett’s chart).  This was mentioned in Ezekiel 40:5 as “each being a cubit” (i.e., 21.6 inches – or the initial Assyrian Cubit); and then carefully observe the additional cubits of 25.20 inches which in point of fact is the Assyrian Royal Cubit.  The Assyrian/Persian Royal Cubit is some 3.6 inches longer than the Assyrian Standard Cubit of 21.6 inches (21.60 + 3.60 = 25.20 inches). 

Therefore, when Ezekiel says that “in the man’s hand was a measuring rod six cubits long” . . . “EACH being a (standard) cubit (21.6 inches) and a handbreadth (3.6” “span” or “palm”) – also see this below – which is equal to 25.20 inches (21.6 in. + 3.6 in. = 25.20 in.).  It is this statement that “a measuring rod six cubits” is, therefore, equal to 6 each X 25.20 inches (Royal Cubits) = 151.2 inches ÷ 12 inches = 12.6 Feet or 12.6 Feet ÷ 2.1 Feet (the measurement of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit) = 6 Hebrew Sacred Cubits or 6 Assyrian/Persian Royal Cubits. 



THE ASSYRIAN ROYAL CUBIT OF 25.20 INCHES


THE WALL OF THE NEW JERUSALEM – 144 CUBITS & 12.6 ROD OF EZEKIEL 40:5

Now, regarding Revelation 21’s 144-Cubit Wall – simply know this that the precise calculation of the “measuring rod” in Rev. 11:1-2 and Rev. 21:16-17 is connected to the measurement of the 12.6-foot measuring rod of Ezekiel 40:5 and Revelation 11:1-2.  In Revelation 11 the Reed/Rod is NOT described as “golden” but in Revelation 21 it “turns into gold.”  One Rod (Rev. 11) is upon the earth measuring the Temple, the Altar, and the Worshipers, and the other Golden Rod/Reed is measuring the heavenly New Jerusalem.

As it turns out, according to Ezk. 40:5 the “measuring rod” in Ezekiel’s hand was “six ROYAL cubits” (1 royal cubit = 1 “standard cubit” + 1 handbreadth or the standard cubit being 21.6 inches + 3.6 inches [handbreadth] = 25.20 inches or 2.1 feet [25.20″/12″ = 2.1 ft]); therefore 6 such Royal Cubits bearing 2.1 ft. each = 12.6 ft.

The drawing below of Ezekiel’s Holy District expands the 12.6-Ft. Rod—specifically, the measurements of the “Sanctuary of the Lord” (Ezk. 41:1). 

Then he brought me into the sanctuary and measured the doorposts, six cubits wide on one side and six cubits wide on the other side—the width of the tabernacle . . . Now when he had finished measuring the inner temple, he brought me out through the gateway that faces toward the east and measured it all around.  He measured the east side with the measuring rod, five hundred rods by the measuring rod all around.  He measured the north side, five hundred rods by the measuring rod all around.  He measured the south side, five hundred rods by the measuring rod.  He came around to the west side and measured five hundred rods by the measuring rod.  He measured it on the four sides; it had a wall all around, five hundred cubits long and five hundred wide, to separate the holy areas from the common

(Ezk. 41:1; 42:15-20).

Each 500 “rods” is equal to 500*12.6 ft. = 6,300 ft. or 6,300 ft. ÷ 2.1 ft. (HSC) = 3,000 HSC.  This must be multiplied by 4 (foursquare) X 3,000 HSC = 12,000 HSC or 12,000 HSC X 25.20 inches = 302,400 inches or “3024” which is a fractal/resemblance of the Wall of the New Jerusalem’s 302.4-ft. Cubit Wall (144 HSC X 2.1 ft. = 302.4 ft.).  Allow me to insert, once again, this compatibility of measurement resoundingly validates the cohesiveness of both Testaments and the uniting together of ALL ISRAEL as understood of Judah and those elect from all the nations!  The very entry of the Sanctuary attests to the Commonwealth of Israel:  TWO SETS of 6-cubit wide doorposts or 6 Royal Cubits (the length of the “measuring rod” of Ezk. 40:5) or 12.6 ft. + 12.6 ft. = 25.2 ft. (the expression of the HSC of 25.20 inches) but, what’s more:  25.2 ft. X 12 inches per foot = 302.4 Ft. which is the precise measurement of the Wall of the New Jerusalem or 144 X 2.1 (one HSC) = 302.4 ft.

EZEKIEL’S HOLY DISTRICT – HIS CUBIT & THE “ROD”

This means that the Wall of the New Jerusalem is 144 cubits X 2.1 ft. = 302.4 ft. – furthermore 302.4 ft./12.6 ft. = 24 – herein lies a marvelous truth that the “24” equates to the “24 elders” as well as the 12 gates of the Holy City (the First Covenant Saints) and the 12 foundations of the Apostles of the Lamb (the New Testament Saints) are equal to 24.

What I am saying here is that the measuring of the Holy City/Dimensional Marvel is BOTH the “saints” and its description is the reflection of the “126” which as well, is reflected in the 1,260 (126) days or 3 1/2 years and IS THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS for He ministered on the earth for 42 months or 1,260 prophetic days–these measurements are all “spiritually and materially” connected and, as well, related to the Person and Work of Messiah!  The “measurement of God” is that of Jesus Christ—to be measured (Holy City) by any other measurement would be deficient—HE IS THE STANDARD OF MEASUREMENT!

GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA – “ALTAR UNTO THE LORD AT THE GIZA OF EGYPT”

THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA – THAT ALTAR UNTO THE LORD AT THE GIZA OF EGYPT

What affirms my conviction of the 25.20-inch or 2.1 ft. Hebrew Sacred Cubit (HSC) is its incredible compatible to the Great Pyramid of Giza (GPG) which is alluded to Isaiah 19:19:  “In that day there will be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border [lit. “Giza”]” (Isa. 19:19).   I have written extensively on this contestation between the Egyptian Royal Cubit’s use as the supreme measurement in the construction of the GPG versus the use of the measurement of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit.[3]  The famed metrologist, Sir William Flinders Petrie, the first Egyptologist of the British Museum, determined in the 1880s that the original base edges of the GPG comport to 756 ft. each with a base perimeter of 4 X 756 ft. = 3,024 ft.   

Therefore, using the uncontested metrology of Sir Petrie, we can readily integrate the measurement of the HSC into the 3,024 ft. ÷ 2.1 ft. = 1,440 HSC or 756 ft. ÷ 2.1 ft. = 360 HSC X 4 = 1,440 HSC.  Immediately, we can see the 360° in a circle and the “144” of the Wall of the New Jerusalem and of the 144,000 of the number sets of the same found in Revelation Chapters 7 and 14.    Even so, what is somewhat spectacular is the fact that by adding 360 + 144 = 504 which when divided by 2 = 252 which is the very fractal of the HSC.  My studies concluded that this readily alludes to the monuments mentioned in Jeremiah 32:20 – (Hebrew “oth” means a sign expressed as a monument), to wit:

You have set signs (monuments) and wonders in the land of Egypt, to this day, and in Israel and among other men; and You have made Yourself a name, as it is this day. (Jer. 32:20)

Moreover, from the drawing below by yours truly “squares the circle” without using trigonometry!  The Free Masons would surely be jealous if they were to discover that the Almighty “beat them to the punch” in squaring the circle so that the base perimeter of the GPG is 3,024 feet and its “Great Circle” (using the extension of the pyramidion extending the height of the GPG to 481 feet with its reflection (below - i.e., 2 radii = 962 ft.) giving us another 481 ft. making its diameter at 962 feet X “Giza Pi” determined by its actual height of 480.9 Ft. ÷ 153 (fish caught at the Sea of Galilee by Jesus in Resurrection) = 3.14313725 (Giza Pi).  Now, the 480.9 Ft. (radius) of this Great Circle of GPG is precisely 480.9 Ft. ÷ 2.1 Ft. (HSC) = 229 HSC with its Great Circle Diameter being 229 X 2 (radii) = 458 HSC. 


THE SQUARING OF THE CIRCLE USING "GIZA PI"

Now, taking the 480.9-ft. height of the GPG X 2 = 962-ft. (approximate) X Giza Pi @ 3.14313725 = 3,023.7 Ft. rounded upward to 3,024 Ft. (utilizing the misc. inches between 480.9 and 481 feet).  This astonishing fete magnifies the supreme reflection of the GPG’s measurements to that of Ezekiel’s Holy City and that of John’s New Jerusalem measurements.

The profound integration of Ezekiel's Holy City and John's New Jerusalem in bringing the "earthly" and "heavenly" orientations together in this multi-dimensional marvel mathematically reinforces the unity of these divine visions in harmony with the "pattern on the Mount" and substantiates the claims made within Commonwealth Theology.  

[1] See Arno Fruchtenbaum’s article entitled:  Wife of Jehovah – Bride of Christ @ https://ariel.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/015-Wife-of-Jehova-bride-of-christ.pdf

[2] The precession of the equinoxes refers to the observable phenomena of the rotation of the heavens, a cycle which spans a period of (approximately) 25,920 years, over which time the constellations appear to slowly rotate around the earth, taking turns at rising behind the rising sun on the vernal equinox.

[3] Signs in the Heavens and on the Earth…Man’s Days are Numbered…and he is Measured, by Douglas W. Krieger, 2015, Tribnet Publications, Sacramento, CA.

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