Saturday, 16 March 2013

Daniel 8 - 2,300 evenings and mornings


This is a very exploratory post. This is the first time I am using the accepted meaning of letters. It may also strike the reader as overly subjective.


Pro 30:6  Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.

In the light of the scripture above, the accepted meaning of letters, as employed below, is purely an intellectual pursuit on my part. While it is interesting, please attach no weight to what appears.

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I am looking at Daniel 8:9-14.  

Dan 8:8  Then the goat became exceedingly great, but when he was strong, the great horn was broken, and instead of it there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.


Dan 8:9  Out of one of them came a little horn, which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land. 
Dan 8:10  It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them. 
Dan 8:11  It became great, even as great as the Prince of the host. And the regular burnt offering was taken away from him, and the place of his sanctuary was overthrown. 
Dan 8:12  And a host will be given over to it together with the regular burnt offering because of transgression, and it will throw truth to the ground, and it will act and prosper. 
Dan 8:13  Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one who spoke, "For how long is the vision concerning the regular burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and host to be trampled underfoot?" 
Dan 8:14  And he said to me, "For 2,300 evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state." 

This section deals with the latter days as the explanation given by the angel shows (the italics show the end of the historical, Seleucid, section):-


Dan 8:22  As for the horn that was broken, in place of which four others arose, four kingdoms shall arise from his nation, but not with his power. 
Dan 8:23  And at the latter end of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their limit, a king of bold face, one who understands riddles, shall arise.


So, looking at the gematria for Daniel 8:9-14 we see a triple 7 letter occurrance. (highlighted in red in the data below).
As seen in a previous post, the whole actual vision itself, from Daniel 8:3-14 has 777 letters (with 70 and 66 letters comprising the introduction of Daniel 8:1-2).

Let's take a look at these 3 letters:-


ח         heth   8   courtyard
ם        mem 40   water
ן          nun 50   snake naschish


I have included the accepted meanings for the letters as well.

1.
We have a courtyard with a snake.
Dan 8:10  It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them. 
Dan 8:11  It became great, even as great as the Prince of the host. And the regular (burnt offering) was taken away from him, and the place of his sanctuary was overthrown. 
("burnt offering" is in brackets as this is a common insertion by translators - it is not actually in the text).


2.
We have water (Ulai canal) which I think symbolizes... time:-

Water:-
Dan 8:2  And I saw in the vision; and when I saw, I was in Susa the capital, which is in the province of Elam. And I saw in the vision, and I was at the Ulai canal.
Dan 8:16  And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, and it called, "Gabriel, make this man understand the vision."
Time:-
Dan 8:14  And he said to me, "For 2,300 evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state."
Dan 8:26  The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true, but seal up the vision, for it refers to many days from now."


The idea of water flowing being connected with time is something we understand even in our culture today, just as in time past:-

Son 8:7  Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised. 



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Here is the data:-

Total Letter occurrances:- ז = 2. ס = 2. ך = 2. כ = 3. ג = 4. נ = 5. פ = 5. ח = 7. ם = 7. ן = 7. ק = 8. ע = 11. צ = 12. ב = 13. ל = 16. ר = 16. ש = 16. י = 18. ת = 19. ד = 20. א = 22. ה = 25. מ = 27. ו = 32.

Total Letter count:- 299
Factors for 299:- 1(star 1), 13(star 2), 23, 299

Total letter gematria:- 22017
Factors for 22017:- 1(star 1), 3, 41, 123, 179, 537, 7339, 22017
Digit grouping for 22017:- 39. Digit grouping result factors:- 1(star 1), 3, 13(star 2), 39

Total word count:- 62
Factors for 62:- 1(star 1), 2, 31, 62

Dan 8:9 ומן־האחת(510) מהם(85) יצא(101) קרן־אחת(759) מצעירה(415) ותגדל־יתר(1053) אל־הנגב(91) ואל־המזרח(297) ואל־הצבי׃(144)
(Verse total = 3455. Verse factors:- 1(star 1), 5, 691, 3455
Digit grouping for 3455 = 458. Digit grouping result factors:- 1(star 1), 2, 229, 458)

Dan 8:10 ותגדל(443) עד־צבא(167) השׁמים(395) ותפל(516) ארצה(296) מן־הצבא(188) ומן־הכוכבים(199) ותרמסם׃(746)
(Verse total = 2950. Verse factors:- 1(star 1), 2, 5, 10, 25, 50, 59, 118, 295, 590, 1475, 2950
Digit grouping for 2950 = 952. Digit grouping result factors:- 1(star 1), 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 17, 28, 34, 56, 68, 119, 136, 238, 476, 952)

Dan 8:11 ועד(80) שׂר־הצבא(598) הגדיל(52) וממנו(142) הרים(255) התמיד(459) והשׁלך(361) מכון(116) מקדשׁו׃(450)
(Verse total = 2513. Verse factors:- 1(star 1), 7, 359, 2513
Digit grouping for 2513 = 515. Digit grouping result factors:- 1(star 1), 5, 103, 515)

Dan 8:12 וצבא(99) תנתן(900) על־התמיד(559) בפשׁע(452) ותשׁלך(756) אמת(441) ארצה(296) ועשׂתה(781) והצליחה׃(154)
(Verse total = 4438. Verse factors:- 1(star 1), 2, 7, 14, 317, 634, 2219, 4438
Digit grouping for 4438 = 442. Digit grouping result factors:- 1(star 1), 2, 13(star 2), 17, 26, 34, 221, 442)

Dan 8:13 ואשׁמעה(422) אחד־קדושׁ(423) מדבר(246) ויאמר(257) אחד(13) קדושׁ(410) לפלמוני(246) המדבר(251) עד־מתי(524) החזון(76) התמיד(459) והפשׁע(461) שׁמם(380) תת(800) וקדשׁ(410) וצבא(99) מרמס׃(340)
(Verse total = 5817. Verse factors:- 1(star 1), 3, 7, 21, 277, 831, 1939, 5817
Digit grouping for 5817 = 822. Digit grouping result factors:- 1(star 1), 2, 3, 6, 137, 274, 411, 822)

Dan 8:14 ויאמר(257) אלי(41) עד(74) ערב(272) בקר(302) אלפים(161) ושׁלשׁ(636) מאות(447) ונצדק(250) קדשׁ׃(404)
(Verse total = 2844. Verse factors:- 1(star 1), 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 36, 79, 158, 237, 316, 474, 711, 948, 1422, 2844
Digit grouping for 2844 = 846. Digit grouping result factors:- 1(star 1), 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 47, 94, 141, 282, 423, 846)

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