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Leviticus chapter 12

Leviticus chapter 12

The truths behind the purification procedures

 

 

Introduction

In case she gives birth to a male child

Who is the Woman?

If she gives birth to a female child

The ratio of 1:2

 

Introduction

 

In Leviticus 12:1-8 Israel was informed about the divine procedures which should be followed by Jewish couples at the birth either of a son or a daughter.

 

1  YHWH spoke to Moses, saying, 

2  “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If a woman conceives, and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days; just as in the days of the impurity when she is menstruating. 

3  On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. 

4  She shall continue in the blood of purification thirty-three days. She shall not touch any holy thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying are completed. 

5  But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean fourteen days, just as she would be during her menstruation; and she shall continue in the blood of purification sixty-six days.

6  When the days of her purification are completed, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the door of the Tent of Meeting, a year old lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering. 

7  And he shall present it before YHWH, and make atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the fountain of her blood.

This is the law for her who bears, whether a male or a female.

8  If she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves, or two young pigeons; the one for a burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.’”

 

As often has been suggested, these commandments reminded the Israelites of the disastrous consequences of Adam's legacy, his fall, by King David aptly expressed in his famous Psalm 51: Look! In iniquity I was brought forth with birth pains, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

That humanity has an urgent need for purification in connection with the inheritance of sin, was further emphasized in this chapter, since at the end of the 40 and the 80 days a burnt offering and a sin offering were required. Of course, these sacrifices prefigured the one perfect sacrifice of Mashiach Yeshua. In Hebrews 1:3 the cleansing power of that one sacrifice is confirmed: After he had made purification for our sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in lofty places.

 

The reproductive organs were made to pass on perfect human life. However, because of the inherited effects of sin the first human couple did transmit imperfect and sinful life to their offspring. The temporary periods of impurity associated with childbirth, menstruation and seed outpourings recalled this inherited sinfulness.

This was in particular the case during childbirth, because in that respect a sin offering was required. It is interesting that Elohim allowed the poor in this case, out of consideration, to sacrifice birds instead of a more expensive sheep.

 

Such purification instructions helped the Israelites realize that they needed a ransom sacrifice that man's sinfulness would fully cover and restore human perfection. Of course, this could not be accomplished by the animal sacrifices, and for that reason the Law led them to their Messiah. Its legal procedures helped them realize that the perfect sacrifice of his soul alone could provide true forgiveness and eventual restoration to human perfection. As he himself expressed: Even as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his soul as a ransom instead of many (Matthew 20:28).

Compare also: Galatians 3:24; Hebrews 9:13-14 and 10:1-4.

In addition, see: Melchizedek in Hebrews

 

Nevertheless, in connection with the purification instructions of Leviticus 12, additional questions have to be answered.

• Why is there a prolonged period of impurity at the birth of a daughter?

• And why precisely a prolonged period of time in a ratio of 1:2; a doubling so.

Has the ratio 1:2 possibly specific meaning in this context? Anyway, it is striking that in both cases a similar reconciliation ceremony had to be accomplished at the end of both the 40 and the 80 days.

Whether a son or a daughter was born, the same sacrifices had to be brought in both cases: a year old ram as a burnt offering and a dove as a sin offering. By presenting those sacrifices to YHWH Elohim, the priest had to make atonement for the woman and she, the woman, would then be clear from the source of her blood.

At the birth of Yeshua those ceremonial acts were also accomplished by Joseph and Mariam.

 

 

And when the days of their purification were fulfilled in accordance of the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord - as it is written in the Law of the Lord: Every male that the womb opens fully, must be called holy to the Lord - and to offer sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord: A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons... And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name [was] Simeon, and this man [was] just and reverent, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and holy spirit was upon him. Furthermore, to him was divinely revealed by the holy spirit, not see death before he had seen the Mashiach of the Lord. And in the power of the spirit he came into the temple. And as the parents brought in the boy Yeshua to do for him according to the customary practice of the l

Law, he took him in his arms and blessed God and said: Now let you, Master, your servant go free in peace according to your declaration, because my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all the peoples: A light for removing the veil from the nations and a glory of your people Israel.

(Luke 2)

For further details about Simeon who undoubtedly belonged to the godly remnant in Israel of those days, see: Simeon

 

An interim conclusion, and for sure not an unimportant one: In Leviticus 12 all the emphasis is placed upon the mother's uncleanness or impurity, not on that of the child. This is even more striking because from Psalm 51:5, and Job 14:4 it is obvious that within the ‘normal’ human situation a child from birth also was defiled with uncleanness. Thence still another question:

 

• May have also this aspect a hidden meaning?

 

Therefore, let us go deeply in the prophetic pictures of Leviticus chapter 12, having in mind the biblical explanation in Hebrews 10 >> The Law, having a shadow of the good things to come, not the very substance of the facts themselves.

 

In case she gives birth to a male child

 

In that case, she shall be unclean seven days; just as in the days of the impurity when she is menstruating, and then - on the 8th day - the flesh of his foreskin was circumcised

Circumcision dated from the time of Abraham receiving circumcision as a seal of the righteousness of his faith. In Romans 4:9-14, Saul of Benjamin commented thus:

 

For we say that faith was accounted to Abraham for righteousness. How then was it counted? When he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision, and he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had while he was in uncircumcision, that he might be the father of all those who believe, though they be in uncircumcision, that righteousness might also be accounted to them. And father of circumcision to those who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had in uncircumcision. For the promise to Abraham and to his seed that he should be heir of the world wasn’t through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if those who are of the Law are heirs, faith is made void, and the promise is made of no effect. 

 

Thus, Paul stated definitively that Abraham is the spiritual father of all who have faith; including individuals from the Goyim that are not natural Israelites nor circumcised. When we, in this world period (aeon) - known as the “Age of the (Christian) congregation” - exercise faith in Elohim's provision of his Son as the Mashiach and Redeemer - just as also Abraham put faith in Elohim's promise about the Seed, we may trust that righteousness is imputed to us, just as also Abraham experienced. Compare Genesis 15:5-6.

When YHWH in Abraham's time instituted circumcision as the sign of the covenant that he had made with the patriarch, he told Abraham that this would also apply after him to his seed. See Genesis 17:9-14.

 

It is therefore not surprising to note from Exodus 12:48 and Joshua 5:2-7 that circumcision was a requirement within the Mosaic Law. Compare John 7:22.

For us, of course, the important question matters: What is the antitypical significance of circumcision? Considering that Abraham became the father of all who have faith in Mashiach Yeshua - even if they once were outside of Israel and therefore Gentiles or people from the nations - we expect that circumcision in its antitypical significance is found within Christianity. In addition, that in fact turns out to be the case.

 

In Philippians 3:3 Paul confirms this view by declaring frankly:

 

For we are the circumcision, who are rendering sacred service through God’s spirit and are boasting in Mashiach Yeshua and not have confidence in flesh.

 

In true, called Christians the reality of circumcision is expressed. At the same time, the apostle makes quite clear that in their case circumcision is the result of the activity of Elohim's spirit in their lives. How? Because, as it were - not literally of course – the spirit ‘cuts away’ with them their old body of sin. Hence Paul says that Christians have no longer their confidence in their own fleshly bodies.

In Colossians 2:11-12 we have the Bible passage that describes in detail the true circumcision as a Christian reality:

 

In him, also you were circumcised with a circumcision not made by hands, in the stripping off of the fleshly body, in the circumcision of the Mashiach, jointly buried to him in the baptism. In whom you also were jointly raised up through the faith in the operation of God who raised him up from the dead.

 

Here the essence of Christian theology is revealed. It will be clear that Christians in Mashiach Yeshua possess the true value of circumcision. In him, they have the inner or spiritual circumcision.

 

While in the Jewish circumcision only a part of the body is removed, the spiritual circumcision, as it were, is taking away the sinful body of the flesh completely, the carnal body referring to man’s sin, the legacy of Adam that dwells in our bodies.

Previously, in Romans 6:6, Paul had already provided information, writing: Knowing this, that our old man was impaled together, that the body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be in bondage to sin. 

Definitely a sublime thought. For a true Christian the reality of circumcision holds that his unclean, from Adam inherited body of sin is destroyed as it were. Through the action of Elohim's spirit the sinful passions no longer prevail over the Christian, so that he now can live for righteousness.

 

In Two Corinthians 5:21 Paul also has written the following about this particular role that was fulfilled by Yeshua: The One who knew no sin, he made sin for us.

How?

YHWH Elohim had taken note of the filth of the flesh of all humanity and put it, so to speak, upon his sinless Son.

So, when that One laid down his life in a sacrificial death, thus, fundamentally, the entire impurity of the human world was 'cut off' in the circumcision of the Mashiach.

 

Now we have briefly discussed the key elements of Christian doctrine, we can conclude the following:

The true Christian lives in full communion with his Lord, making him/her to a new creation.

Compare Two Corinthians 5:17 >> Therefore if anyone is in Mashiach, he is a new creation. Things of old passed away. Behold, new things came into existence.

 

Who is the Woman?

 

It is very clear that in the typology of Leviticus 12 the woman who gives birth occupies a central place. After all, it always affects her purification! However, it is also clear that in the antitype she should appear in a two-fold aspect.

Besides 2Co 5:17, the only other scripture in which is made mention of the new creation, we find in Galatians 6:15-16.

And not only that! The scripture also gives us an indication about the identity of the Woman. For in it the question is answered: "Who or what is represented by the woman in Leviticus 12, she who gives birth either to a male or a female?”.

 

For neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is anything, but a new creation. And all those who will walk orderly by this rule of conduct, upon them be peace and mercy, even upon the Israel of God.

 

Here we have the answer: In the typology of the Letter to the Galatians the woman represents the Israel of God.

Alongside Ga 6:15-16, the Letter provides further clues for that conclusion, especially in chapter 4, where the Israel of God is thus identified:

 

However, the Jerusalem above is free, who is our mother. For it is written: "Rejoice, you barren woman who does not give birth, burst forth and cry, you who have no childbirth pains, because the children of the desolate woman are more numerous than of her who has the husband."

 

So, the apostle points out that Christians have a "mother", the Jerusalem above, clearly referring to Isaiah, chapter 54, where Lady Zion (Jerusalem) in type appears as the woman Sara, Abrahams beloved wife who was long barren, but at last gave birth.

Through this symbolic Woman, the true Israel of God will eventually be brought forth, the two biblical congregations in YHWH’s purpose: The heavenly Christian and the earthly Jewish congregation, which together will form the new royal priesthood. And all that with the intent to become a blessing to the nations (Goyim) in the Millennium kingdom of Mashiach Yeshua.

In the First Century Lady Zion started to 'give birth' to those of the Israel of God who became members of the heavenly Congregation, as the apostle Paul put into words that historical act: Rejoice, you barren woman… Now we brothers are children belonging to a promise the same as Isaac (Ga 4:26-28).

 

However, as we above pointed out, these children answer to the son who is brought forth and had to be circumcised on the 8th day, exactly as Paul had expressed it in Philippians 3 >> For we are the circumcision, who are rendering sacred service through God’s spirit and are boasting in Mashiach Yeshua and not have confidence in flesh.

 

To estimate fully our reasoning, we do well to consider the context of Paul’s writing. At this point - the antitypical circumcision - the apostle fulminated against those for whom the Philippians had to be especially on their guard: the Judaizers, Jewish people who claimed to be Christians but who demanded that the believers from the Goyim (literally) needed to be circumcised. For Paul actions like that were nothing more than mutilation, mayhem:

 

Look out for the dogs, look out for the evil workers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who are rendering sacred service through God’s spirit and are boasting in Mashiach Yeshua and not have confidence in flesh.

 

Those Jews supposedly adhered to Christianity, but in reality they did everything in their power to store the new wine into old wineskins (Luke 5:37-39). Their Christianity turned out to be nothing more than an ennobled Jewry.

At this point we also see that already rapidly, in that early period of Lady Zion began to give birth, a breach occurred between the (real) Christians and the Jews who did not fully, or not at all, accept their true Mashiach and nothing more wanted than continue in the Hagar situation under the Law, as also through divine inspiration was expressed by Paul:

 

The Hagar, however, is a Mount Sinai in Arabia, but corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is with her children in slavery. And so after that shocking statement he pointed to the free Jerusalem: However, the Jerusalem above is free, who is our mother.

 

Generally the Jews of the First century behaved hostile towards Christians, both Jews and Gentiles, because of the Messiah issue, and accordingly Paul wrote regularly about them. Likewise, in the allegory of Sarah and Hagar:

 

For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the handmaid, and one by the free woman. However, the son by the handmaid was born according to the flesh, but the son by the free woman was born through promise. 

These things contain an allegory, for these are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children to bondage, which is Hagar. For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to the Jerusalem that exists now, for she is in bondage with her children.… Now we, brothers, as Isaac was, are children of promise. But as then, he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the spirit, so also it is now. However what does the Scripture say? “Throw out the handmaid and her son, for the son of the handmaid will not inherit with the son of the free woman.” 

So then, brothers [we, Christians], we are not children of a handmaid, but of the free woman (Ga 4:22-25, 28-31; WEB)

 

So also in 1 Thessalonians 2:14-16, shortly afterwards writing to a congregation composed mainly of believers with a pagan background:

 

For you, brothers, became imitators of the congregations of God which are in Judea in Mashiach Yeshua; for you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews; who killed both the Lord Yeshua and their own prophets, and drove us out, and the do not please God, and are contrary to all men; forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always. But wrath has come on them to the uttermost.

 

What did that mean?

 

1.) Generally, that the Jews of the First century experienced no purification at the end of the antitypical 40 days.

2.) On the contrary, Elohim's wrath came upon them.

In Romans chapter 11, we are informed that they for the time being were shut up in their state of disobedience. While Gentile believers were grafted onto the Olive tree of the true Israel of God - which is rooted in the Abrahamic Promise – they experienced just the opposite: As the original and natural branches of that ‘tree’ they were broken off (Romans 11:17-32.

 

3.) As the result of their stubborn attitude towards their own Messiah, purification for Israel as a nation - on the basis of the real sin-offering - was in a painful way extended to a distant future:

For I don’t desire, brothers, to have you ignorant of this mystery, so that you won’t be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in (Ro 11:25).

 

If she gives birth to a female child

 

Here does not suddenly appear another woman! On the contrary!

Rather, Leviticus 12 implies that the same woman gives birth either to a male or a female child.

In both cases she is the type of the Israel of God, but in two aspects as above was argued at length.

Therefore, there will indeed be a recovery, a return to God's favour for ethnic Israel, and in Romans 11, we also learn when: At the end of their hardening, which coincides with the time that the full measure of the Gentiles has come into the Christian congregation, the antitypical male child of Leviticus 12.

A remnant of Jews will eventually come to the knowledge that Yeshua of Nazareth is still the promised Messiah, and because they will turn in faith to him, they will still experience – as the Jerusalem earthly - the perfect purification. The antitype of the 80 days for the female child will then be a reality. The strength of the true sacrificial offering will finally extend to that remnant.

 

That Jerusalem earthly in antitypical sense may be equated with the female child can be deduced from the allegory in Ezekiel 16, the chapter in which YHWH Elohim elaborates how Israel, as a baby-girl, was found in the open field:

 

Again the word of YHWH came to me, saying, Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations; and say, Thus says the Lord YHWH to Jerusalem: Your birth and your birth is of the land of the Canaanite; the Amorite was your father, and your mother was a Hittite. 

As for your birth, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to cleanse you; you weren’t salted at all, nor swaddled at all. No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you, to have compassion on you; but you were cast out in the open field, for that your person was abhorred, in the day that you were born. 

When I passed by you, and saw you weltering in your blood, I said to you, though you are in your blood, live; yes, I said to you, though you are in your blood, live. I caused you to multiply as that which grows in the field, and you increased and grew great, and you attained to excellent ornament; your breasts were fashioned, and your hair was grown; yet you were naked and bare. 

Now when I passed by you, and looked at you, behold, your time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over you, and covered your nakedness: yes, I swore to you, and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord YHWH, and you became mine.

(Ezekiel 16:1-8; WEB)

 

The ratio of 1:2

 

So, here we arrive at the stirring question: How can the ratio 1:2 (because of 7:14 and 40:80) be placed in the course of time?

Our answer: The year 49/50 AD (or 4055 AM) seems to have become the hinged year. Why? 

Because in that year the (temporary) rift between YHWH Elohim and his Wife-nation Israel was officially laid down in writing. How?

In the reports in the Bible book of Acts, according to the chapters 13 thru 15, the case is explained.

 

In chapter 13 we read what took place in Pisidian Antioch during the first missionary journey of the apostle Paul, a campaign that was started by him and Barnabas, because Elohim's driving spirit was active toward them (Acts 13:2-4):

 

The next Sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God. But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed. Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, and said, “It was necessary that God’s word should be spoken to you first. Since indeed you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles. For so has the Lord commanded us, saying,

‘I have set you as a light for the Gentiles, that you should bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.’”

As the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of God. And as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. The Lord’s word was spread abroad throughout all the region. But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their borders (Acts 13:44-50; WEB)

 

Then, in the year 49/50 AD, during the apostle convent about which Acts 15 recounts the details, the new situation was officially confirmed. The general conclusion at which they jointly decided ran: God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name (Acts 15:12-14)

 

However, in the year 2084 AM, YHWH Elohim had confirmed the Covenant by virtue of the promise he had made earlier to the patriarch: And in your seed all the Goyim of the earth shall be blessed.

Thus, while the origin of the starting point was with Abraham, in the year 2084 AM, it turned out that the year 4055 AM (49/50 AD) was the year in which the antitype of the 40 days became perfectly clear: Then, at that time, 1971 years had passed since the endorsement of the covenant with Abraham (4055 minus 2084).

That the starting point should be 2084 AM is for us all confirmed in Galatians 3, because in that (also) divinely inspired Scripture the apostle let us know - while providing us with details about the coming to an end of the Jewish Torah – that between the covenant and the Exodus, when the Torah was given to Israel (in 2514 AM), 430 years had elapsed (2514 minus 430 = 2084):

 

Mashiach redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us. For it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree,” that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Mashiach Yeshua; that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith… Now the promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. He doesn’t say, “To seeds,” as of many, but as of one, “To your seed,” which is Mashiach. Now I say this. A covenant confirmed beforehand by Elohim in Mashiach, the Law, which came four hundred thirty years after, does not annul, so as to make the promise of no effect (Ga 3:13-17).

 

It is certainly true that already before 49 AD individual Gentiles had entered the Christian congregation. However, from that year on the Gentiles were offered massive the opportunity to come to faith and to be ‘added’ to the heavenly congregation (Acts 2:41).

This came to light further when Paul and Barnabas at Lystra made clear to the pagan population that the Gentiles - after having been left to themselves by YHWH Elohim during many centuries since the Confusion of Tongues - indeed had entered within Elohim's sight to hear the message of salvation: In the passed generations he allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways (Acts 14:16). 

 

What does all the above-mentioned details mean for Israel-earthly, Elohim's Wife-nation?

Taking into account the ratio 1:2, based on the prolonged purification procedure for a born daughter from 40 to 80 days, the Jews (as a nation) have to wait to 2020/2021 AD (or 6026 AM) until the antitypical purification also for them may become a reality (49/50 + 1971 = 2020/2021 AD or 4055 + 1971 = 6026 AM).

And it can only be said that this outcome corresponds fully with other divine predictions about Israel’s expected restoration to Elohim's favour and they will experience, for instance, what Jeremiah prophesied: I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sin no more (Je 31:34).

 

It is therefore certainly no coincidence that

 

1.) for Israel-earthly purification will take place from 2020/2021 AD (6026 AM). Why?

Because then Israel will find herself time-wise on the half of the last Week of years, the 70th, the point in time that will especially marked by the (re) establishment of the Davidic kingdom.

Compare the study Annual Weeks Prophecy  in which the fact is made plausible that in the midst of the last ‘Week’ the Times of the Gentiles will come to an end, or ‘fulfilled’, which means also the end of trampling down ‘Jerusalem’, an expression that also refers to the (re)establishment of the Kingdom for Israel (Acts 1:6).

 

See in particular the study Confusion of Tongues and the Seven Times

 

2.) during the apostle convent in the year 49/50 AD (4055 AM), precisely that topic came up in the discussions!

At a certain moment James, the half-brother of Mashiach Yeshua, he being one of the real sons of Joseph and Mariam, reacted on the things that Paul and Barnabas had accomplished among the Gentiles in the supporting force of Elohim's spirit:

 

All the multitude kept silence, and they listened to Barnabas and Paul reporting what signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them. After they were silent, James answered, “Brothers, listen to me. Simeon [Simon Peter] has reported how God first visited the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. This agrees with the words of the prophets. As it is written [in the prophecy of Amos, chapter 9],

‘After these things I will return. I will again build the tent of David, which has fallen. I will again build its ruins.

I will set it up, that the rest of men may seek after the Lord. All the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who does all these things.’”

 

Again, though the restoration of the Davidic kingdom will come only at the half of the 70th Week of years, already in 49/50 AD James hinted at that time by referring, of course not by chance, to Amos’ prophecy. It was all led and inspired by YHWH’s spirit, because He knew exactly that the outcome of the ratio 40:80 would appear 1971 years later, in 6026 AM.

 

However, already at that early stage, some Gentile believers who claimed to have become Christians, for reasons as mentioned above, started turning against the Jews, yes, even raising themselves above them, reasoning that the unbelieving Jews could be equated with the branches that YHWH Elohim had broken away from the ‘Olive Tree’.

And indeed Paul, in his Letter to the Romans – written by him around 56/57 AD – in exactly that sense referred to that symbolic tree which had its roots in the Abrahamic covenant. However, his explanations were accompanied by both warnings and stern admonitions:

 

If some of the [Jewish] branches were broken off, and you [Gentile believers], being a wild olive, were grafted in among them [the original Jewish branches], and became partaker with them of the root and of the richness of the olive tree [the promises that were connected with the original covenant with Abraham]; don’t boast over the branches [the Jews who refused faith in Yeshua]. But if you boast, it is not you who support the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, “Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.” True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don’t be conceited, but fear; for if God didn’t spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 

 

 

See then the goodness and severity of God. Toward those who fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness; otherwise you also will be cut off. They also, if they don’t continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. For if you were cut out of that which is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree, how much more will these, which are the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? For I don’t desire, brothers, to have you ignorant of this mystery, so that you won’t be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in, and so all Israel [the above described Woman, the Israel of God] will be saved. Even as it is written, “There will come out of Zion the Deliverer and he will turn away ungodliness from Jacob (Romans 11:17-26).

 

However, during the centuries that followed many of the ‘Christian’ clergy did boast over the fallen [Jewish] branches. And by that haughty treatment of the unbelieving Jews they put themselves on a par with the three false comforters of the man Job, who, in his sufferings, became a depiction of Israel as Elohim's suffering Ebed (servant).  

In Job 2:11 Job’s false comforters are presented to us with their names and origin.

 

 

However, take careful note of their numerical values:

• The Temanite Eliphaz (643)

and Bildad the Shuhite (375)

and Zophar the Naamathite (957).

 

Added together a total numerical value of 1975.

But what does that outcome mean in the context of our study?

Well then, counting from that featured year 49/50 AD (4055 AM), we end up at 6030 AM (or 2024/2025 AD), and that fully in line with expectations: Because then, at the transition to the Millennium Kingdom, those false ‘friends’ of Israel will finally be unmasked, namely by YHWH Elohim Himself:

 

It was so, that after YHWH had spoken these words to Job, YHWH said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has. Now therefore, take to yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept him, that I not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.(Job 42:7-8)

 

What a surprising turn for the so-called Christian friends of Job / Israel!

Only through the intervention of Elohim's Servant Nation, there will still be prospects for them.

Compare Isaiah 42:8-9 and 43:10-12.

 

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