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[Inner Cycles] > Genesis 4 - Dalet - Birth, Death, Blood, Door
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Spoke 4

Genesis 4 chain Birth, Death, Blood, Door

And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Genesis 4:1

The Universal Doors of Birth and Death

Topics in this Article
Doors of Birth and Death
Sin at the Door
Genesis of Wandering
The Mark

Genesis 4 contains the first occurrence of four key concepts relating to Dalet: Birth, Death, Blood, and Door. These ideas are deeply integrated with the Dalet Alphabetic Verses. I begin with the verse above which opens with a hidden reference to the Fourth Letter. The word translated as bare, (teled), is an anagram of Dalet. (Actually, it is Dalet spelt backwords.) It comes from the root (yalad), which, depending on vowel points, denotes the ideas of birth, bare, labour, child, or son. This further integrates with the Number 4 throught this identity:

(yalad, birth/son/child) = n44

More than a few (including myself) see this as linked to the English word "Lad." The idea of Birth integrates with Spoke 4 both thematically and alphanumerically.

This child issues from the union of the Father and the Mother:

Father ( , Av) + Mother ( , Am) = n44

Birth and Death are both associated with Blood, which is a prominent Dalet-KeyWord that first occurs in Genesis 4:

(Dawm, Blood) = n44

When analyzed according to the symbolic force of its letters, we understand Blood as:

Blood = Dalet (Door of Birth/Death) + Mem (Water)

In simple English, Blood is the "water" (liquid) that issues forth when one passes through the Door of the World.

Dawm, the Hebrew word for Blood is familiar to Christians through the name Aceldama, which means field (Acel) of blood (dama) as it is written in Acts 1.19, Book 44 of the Bible.

All of this integrates with the birth of Israel when God commanded the blood of the Passover Lamb be sprinkled on the doorposts (Exodus 12:22):

And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

Sin at the Door

A verse-by-verse examination brings forth the depth of integration between Genesis 4 and the Fourth Spoke. I continue with Genesis 4.3:

And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Note that Abel's offering involved the implicit shedding of blood.

And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

The word translated as door in this verse is pic (Petach) rather than Delet. This significant variation is discussed in the article on Revelation 4. The relation between Cain's anger and the murder that followed is found in the words of Jesus (Mattew 5.21):

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment

Genesis of the Wandering

And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brotherís blood from thy hand; When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. [Genesis 4.8]

This last phrase coheres with the theme of the Fourth Book which records the forty year history of Israel's wandering in the wilderness. The word describing Cain's fate as a (Nuwa, Fugitive, S# H5128), is used in of Numbers to explain the theme of the entire book (Number 32.13):

And the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.

In this verse, the phrase he made them wander is the third person masculine form of nuwa. The degree of divine integration is astounding! Just as the actual name of Exodus first appears in Genesis 2, and the names of Leviticus and Lamentations Genesis 3, so here we see the theme of the Fourth Book established in Genesis 4.

The Mark +

And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. [Genesis 4.13]

This last passage integrates with a huge theme from Spoke 4 that begins on the Fourth Day of Creation when God declared the fourfold purpose of the Sun, Moon, and Stars (Genesis 1.14):

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

This verse is also deeply integrated with Galatians on Spoke 4. The word translated as signs is from the root (auth), spelt Aleph - Vav - Tav, which can be read as "Aleph and Tav" (Vav being read as the conjunctive "and"). The first occurrence of this word is on the Fourth Day. The second occurrence is in the Fourth Chapter of Genesis. In other words, the chapter sequence of Genesis is inegrated with the structure of the Days of Creation! Yet there is more. We have the identity:

Mark/Sign

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Aut

= 407 =

Cursed

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Arur

The connectin between the mark and killing also manifests in a major theme found in the Book of Ezekiel (vs. 9.4f):

And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.

Note that in both cases, the God's mark saved the person from being killed. Yet the integration of these verses runs deeper. The verses above form a KeyLink. Searching the entire Bible for all verses containing the set (mark, slay*) [Verify] yields exactly two verses: Genesis 4 and Ezekiel (vs. 9.6)! We have, therefore, the following KeyLink:

KeyLink: God's Mark
Genesis 4chainEzekiel

Using modnotation to write 26 = 42 (Spoke 4, Cycle 2) yields this representation of the KeyLink, since Ezekiel is Book 26:

keyKeyLink: God's Mark
PGenesis( 41 ) chain PBible( 42 )

Here's an image of the link between Spoke 4 of the Inner Cycle of Genesis on Level 2 and Spoke of of the Bible Wheel on Level 1:

The Inner Cycle of Genesis only contains 50 Chapters, so the third Cycle only has elements in the first six Cells. The empty Cells are marked with white.

The theme of the Mark also plays a central role in Romans 4 and even manifests in the course of Church History, with the Constantine's vision of the Sign of the Cross in the Fourth Century which gave rest (Fourth Commandment) to the People of God.






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