Genesis 20 Resh: Rapha (To Heal)
So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants;
and they bare children. For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech,
because of Sarah Abrahamís wife.
The first occurrence of the Spoke 20 KeyWord (rapha, heal)
is found here in
Genesis 20. The degree of divine integration with other elements from Spoke 20 is astounding.
The graph shows the distribution of all words relating to "heal", such as heal, healed,
and health, throughout the Bible. The peak occures on Spoke 20, primarily due to references found in
Doctor Luke's Gospel.
This theme also manifests
in the tiny book of III John, which opens with the words:
The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
It is particularly significant the III John is the only book on Cycle 3 that even mentions the word
"health" at all.
Yet there is more. Genesis 20 also contains the first occurrencs of another Resh KeyWord:
(rechem) which means "womb", "mercy",
or "loving-kindess." It is used in this first sense in Genesis 20 in reference to the effect of
God's healing: "For the LORD had fast closed up all the wombs of the house of Abimelech."
And this leads to yet another wonder, for there are two and only two verses in all the Bible
that contain the plural form "wombs." The first is Genesis 20. And where is the second? It is found
in Luke 23.29:
For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren,
and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.
We have, therefore, this keylink between Genesis 20 and Luke:
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Taking this as a clue, I searched the entire Bible for all occurrences of the word "womb."
distribution throughout the entire Bible does not seem particularly enlightening, the
distribution throughout the New Testament does. The vast majority are found in Luke's Gospel:
This coheres with two of the Doctor's primary concerns: Kindness and the Womb,
the natural origin of all human life. It is also interesting that Luke's Gospel contains the
most information about the nativity of Christ.