From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Five
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"The Tenth Day of Aries and Tel Megiddo "
Aries and opposite Libra
Aries, The Ram is also called the Lamb. The Hebrew word is Taleh which means "The Lamb Sent Forth, as stated from some sources." The ancient Akkadians called it Baraziggar which means "The Altar (Sacrifice) of Making Right." The Criosphinx is a sphinx with the head of a ram became a sacred animal, as shown on the Avenue of Sphinxes in the Temple of Amon-Re at Karnak, on the Nile River in modern day Luxor, Egypt [Greek krios, ram; + sphinx]. The Altar (Heb. mizbeah, place of slaughter, Gr. bomos, is in Acts only, thysiasterion). The first Hebrew altar occurred when Noah left the ark, then Abraham made his, and so on to Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Joshua.
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for the words that are connected to the Old Testament
and as seen below the word for Lamb is as follows:
- Heb. taleh, taw-leh’; by variation for Heb. tela’, tel-aw’; apparently from Heb. tala’, taw-law’, a primary root, properly to cover with pieces, in the original sense of covering (for protection), thus meaning a lamb.
- Heb. kebes, keh-bes’, from an unused root meaning to dominate; a ram (just old enough to butt); lamb, sheep.
- Heb. kibsah, kib-saw’, or kab-sah, kab-saw’, feminine of Heb. kebes, a ewe.
- Heb. keseb, keh’-seb, apparently by transp. for Heb. kebes , a young sheep.
- Heb. tso’n, tsone, or tseown (Psa. 144:13), tseh-one’, from an unused root meaning to migrate, a collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats), also fig. (of men).
- Heb. seh, she, or sey, say, probably from Heb. sha’ah, shaw-aw’, a primary root, to rush, desolate, lay waste, through the idea of pushing out to graze, a member of a flock, i.e. a sheep or goat.
Likewise the Old Testament word for Ram:
Of interest is in Daniel 8:3-8, the word ram in Hebrew is ‘ayil, ah’-yil, from the same as Heb. ‘uwl, ool, from an unused root, to twist, be strong; properly strength, hence anything strong, specially a chief (politically); also a ram (from his strength); a pilaster (as a strong support), an oak or other strong tree.
Newton claimed that the ram in Dan. 8:3 corresponds to the "bear" in Dan. 7:5, symbolizing clumsy firmness. The King of Persia wore a jeweled ram’s head of gold instead of a diadem, such as are seen on the pillars at Persepolis. Also claims that the Hebrew word above for ram springs from the same root as "Elam," or Persia. You decide.
- Hebrew ‘Eylam, ay-lawm’, or ’Owlam (Ezra 10:2; Jer. 49:36), o-lawm’; probably from Heb. ‘alam, aw-lam’, a primary root, to veil from sight, conceal; thus meaning hidden, i.e. distant, Elam.
- Hebrew Paras, paw-ras’, of foreign origin (i.e. Persia) also Heb. Parsiy, par-see’, patrial from Heb. Paras, a Parsite, or inhabitant of Peres, Persian.
Libra, The Scales or Balances has a Hebrew word known as Mozanaim which means "The Scales Weighing," associated with a form of redemption. Balance the English word is from the Latin bilanx and means "having two scales." It is used to translate three Hebrew words: mo’znayim, kaneh, and peles.
The Hebrew word for balance is mo’zen, mo-zane’, from Heb. ‘azan, aw-zan’, a primary root for weight, (only in the dual) a pair of scales: -- balances.
At Tel Megiddo (Heb. meghiddo, meghiddon) or its modern name for the site Tel el-Mutesellim -- the stratum layers are a very important archaeological site in Israel from Biblical times. It is the same location of the apocalyptic battle in Rev. 16:16--Armageddon (Gr. Armageddon, from Heb. har-megiddon, mount or hill of Megiddo), in northern Israel where many battles have occurred.
The following was from Gary D. Thompson's website.
Paving stones at the Bronze Age city of Megiddo are believed by Sara Gardner to contain representations of astral images. The date of the pavement at Megiddo where the figures appear to date to the Chalcolithic Period (3400-3300 BCE).
Megiddo has a large paved open area sloping eastwards toward Mount Tabor and Mount Moreh. A stone altar was situated in the centre of the pavement. Thirty-six of the paving stones located at the stone altar (at the cult centre at Megiddo) are incised with a variety of figures (both human and animal) and geometric shapes. Five are astral symbols that include representations of stars, comets, and the crescent moon. A lion figure is also etched on a paving stone at Megiddo (dated by some to the Early Bronze Age). Sara Gardner holds that the constellation Leo appears on the Chalcolithic pavements at Megiddo (dating to 3,300 BCE). 'To date the earliest image of a single lion juxtaposed across from a man is found at Megiddo. Generally, the man is identified as either a fallen enemy or a king/hero (The moon and stars of the southern Levant at Gezer and Megiddo by Sara Gardner (2002, Page 133)).'
Three of the figures at the stone altar have astral symbols:
(1) Figure with a harp (lyre) ('Megiddo Harper') in upraised left hand appears with the crescent moon to his right;
(2) Star symbol appears to the right of 3 human figures (which partly surround it); and
(3) Star appears together with an irregular rectangle. (These are dated circa 3300 BCE.) Sara Gardner identifies the figure of a Harper at Megiddo with the constellation Orion."
This file was updated on 10/18/2014.
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