Bethsheba Ashe
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Meaning of (et)"את" and (v'et)"וְאֵ֥ת" in Genesis 1:1
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As a numerical epigrapher I use את and ואת as mathematical functions that indicate calculation; primarily addition (+). They are not the only words that indicate calculation or addition but they are ...

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Are the divine name and its contracted form somehow unique or are they truly inter-changeable?
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For the most part the reason for the use of this form arises from common local usage in 4th Century BCE Persian province of Yehud. There may be specific instances in Psalms where the name Yah is also ...

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What is the significance of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel?
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When it comes to names in the bible we must always be a little suspicious of the text. The Hebrew people most likely learned the practice of gematria from the Mesopotamians[1], and Mandean style ...

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How to reconcile God's promise to Abraham with the current Jewish population?
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I believe this question suffers from 2 basic presuppositions: That Abraham was a real person that existed in antiquity. That Abraham was the patriarch of the Jewish people. Unless these two matters ...

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Is this translation of Genesis 1:1 accurate?
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As Dr. Michael Heiser notes1, the first word of Genesis ‘Bereshith’ בראשית can be translated as "when" as well as "in the beginning". When we read the first word as "when" then the gematria2 of the ...

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Is Leviathan, as meant in scriptures, a unique individual or a species?
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I tend to think of the Leviathan as the constellation of Draco, with the 'heads' being the individual stars thereof. Draco circles close to the Pole Star. In both the Indus script and the early ...

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Could the "tree of knowledge of good and evil" mean "tree of intelligence"?
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The scribal author of Genesis doesn't delineate what the fruit of the Tree actually is in the open text, however he has cleared this up for us in the gematria of the text[1]. ‎ ‎ומפרי העץ אשר בתוך־...

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What is the earliest Genesis 1:1
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While the text itself has not changed, the method of gematria used with the text was changed by Judah the Patriarch in the 2nd Century CE when Merkabah was prohibited from discussion.1 The oldest ...

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In Genesis 2:9 what is the origin of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?
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The bible is stuffed with apparently unexplained metaphors, which is one of the reasons why people have speculated over it for thousands of years. Yet it is possible to discover what the tree and its ...

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What are the fire stones and trading floors in Ezekiel 28:11-19?
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The Torah and some prophets including Ezekiel use a non-standard method of gematria that is sourced to the Wheel of the Chariot (a.k.a. the Seven Palaces). The Wheel (and its gematria) looks like this:...

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Why Does The Thought Of 1 John Flow The Way It Does?
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I'm not an expert on Greek Isopsephy or the New Testament but I discovered that when you transpose Paleo-Hebrew Gematria (see my profile) over to the Greek script[1] then there appears to be quite a ...

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Who’s doing the calling in Isaiah 7:14?
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According to James Ralston Skinner: "the 7th day was the kodeshed day, the pure virgin day or circle..."1 If the text is using the term 'Virgin' as a metaphor for a 'day' or a 'circle' then this may ...

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What is the significance of the insertion of the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet into the names of Abraham and Sarah?
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In the Book of Genesis, Elohim changes the name of Sarah and her husband Abraham from Sarai and Abram, and this gives the gematria of their names a different value. Sarai 213 became Sarah 208 (-5) ...

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