The manner in which the birth of the twelve tribal patriarchs of Israel is outlined in Genesis chapters 29 and 30 contains within it a subtle and
sophisticated numeric device in order to create a coded sacred numbering system.
How this is achieved is by including a daughter, Dinah, into the ordering of birth, thus a concern with the birth of 13 children, the result is
There are some simple derivations from this system;
13 children born to four mothers, the sum of intergers of 13 being 91, gives the simple equation of 4 (mothers) x 91 (value of children)=364...thus as
the 91 days of the 4 seasons, to these can be added Jacob the father to make 365.
one could also simply multiply the number of mothers, 4, by the number of children, 13, to get the 52 weeks in a year.
The 4 mothers could thus be said to be as the four seasons.
Were it gets subtle and sophisticated though is when one considers the arrangement of the 12 sons around a twelve gated idealized city, here though
the 11th born Dinah is not included, she is still a factor in that the numbering runs from 1 to 13 with 11 excluded, the result;
That arrangement is from the Dead Sea Temple Scroll, whether one counts the Tribes in order of birth from 1 to 13 (what i've refered to as an
objective count), or simply in order of birth from their own particular mothers (what i have refered to as a maternal count), the result is blanaced
and harmonious, and the greater figure of 40x2 is reflective of the sacred Hebrew number 40 as in 40 days and 40 nights. or 40 year periodics.
Another way to go about this would be as in the 'Breastplate of Judgement' were;
Exd 28:29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the
holy [place], for a memorial before the LORD continually.
so arranged thus one can get the same harmonious numbering;
In terms of what this means, well there was a Covenant with the 12 tribes of Israel, and then there was the Ark of the Covenant, and not surprisingly
the two are numerically linked, in that the proportions of the Ark were 1.5 x 2.5 cubits, thus with a perimeter of 2 x 4 =8 cubits, and were the
objective count of Israel was 2 x 40=80, or with the differential of the maternal numbering 15 (+/-25)=40, thus the same to a factor of x10.
The same ratio then is involved in the Covenant with the 12 tribes and the Ark of the Covenant, which leads then to consideration of what would be so
important about this particular ratio and the numerics involved, the answer, as far as i can tell, would be this;
Which is the ratio of distances of the planets of the inner solar system, derived from the Bodes-Titus formula, in terms of a radial extension were
one unti is the distance of Mercury from the Sun, seen either side of the Sun the length would be 8 such units..
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