Friday, January 4, 2013

And You Thought Genealogy Was Boring

Here is good example of sod (סוד) Hebraic Biblical interpretation. This understanding is the hidden, secret, or mystical meaning of a text. Genesis 5 reveals that G-d’s plan of redemption was written on the very names of men. If Adam and his lineal descendants are lined up one right after the other, the Gospel message is revealed to us when their names are translated from Hebrew to English. All of these name meanings point to the One name, Yeshua, which means salvation.

Adam = Man

Seth = Appointed

Enosh = Mortal

Kenan = Sorrow

Mahalalel = The blessed God

Yared = Shall come down

Enoch = Teaching

Methusaleh = His death shall bring

Lamech = The despairing

Noah = Comfort

When you put this together you have a sentence that reads, ‘Man appointed mortal sorrow the blessed God shall come down teaching; His death shall bring the despairing comfort.’
[96, A Case for God by Jim Jacob]

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