2 Chronicles 2 The Lord's House
And Solomon determined to build an
house for the name of the LORD,
and an house for his kingdom.
2 Chronicles 2 (vss. 1f)
The Second chapter 2 Chronicles exemplifies the pattern of the Hebrew Alphabet with divine
perfection. The verse above contains the first occurrence of the name of the
Second Letter (Beyt, House).
God did exactly the same thing on the Inner Cycles of
other books (cf. Isaiah 2, Matthew 2, and John 2). The verse above also contains the
first occurrence of (Shem, Name), which is the
root of the Hebrew name of the Second
Book (Shemuth, Names) as discussed in
the article The Structure of Exodus.
This all originates in Genesis 2 which contains the first occurrence of the
Shemut in the Bible, when Adam gave names to all the animals. God used both
of these words in the first verse of Exodus:
Now these are the names of the children of
Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his
household came with Jacob.
The link between House and Name is exemplified on Spoke 2 in the Book of Jeremiah
(cf. The House Called By My Name).
Exodus and Chapter 2 of 2 Chronicles exhibit the primary theme of the
the building of God's House (Beyt).
The word translated as children is (Benim),
from the fundamental Beyt KeyWord (Ben, Son).
A closely related word (Banah, Build) appears in the opening verse
of 2 Chronicles Chapter 2 above. This idea is that the sons build up the house.