Genesis 16 The God Who Sees
And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the
wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. And he said, Hagar,
Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go?
... And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. And the angel
of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her,
Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here
looked after him that seeth me? Wherefore the well was called Beerlahairoi;
behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.
These verses from the Genesis 16 unite the two literal meanings Ayin:
Fountain and Eye. Here we behold another example of the
principle of First Occurrence: Genesis 16 contains the
first occurrence both literal meanings of name of the Sixteenth
fountain and eye.
The first occurrence of Ayin (), in
the sense of fountain, is found
here in Genesis 16. It's intimate link to God as the
Eternal Witness of all we do is established in the Divine
Name revealed here:
(Atoh El Rayee, Thou God seest me)
These verses from Genesis 16 are
filled with astounding insight into the meaning of the 16th Hebrew
Letter, and how it governs the 16th Spoke of God's
Wheel. We also have this identity linking Genesis 16 to Zechariah, which has the greatest
of the word Eye in the Minor Prophets (cf. The Eyes of God):
The God Who Sees
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