Inner Wheel of Isaiah
Isaiah 3 Isaiah 25 Isaiah 47
Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war. And her gates shall
lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
Isaiah 3:25f (Spoke 3, Cycle 1)
For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of
strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
Isaiah 25:2 (Spoke 3, Cycle 2)
Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on
the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called
tender and delicate.
Isaiah 47:1 (Spoke 3, Cycle 3)
3 = 31 = Spoke 3, Cycle 1
25 = 32 = Spoke 3, Cycle 2
47 = 33 = Spoke 3, Cycle 3
Spoke 3 of the Bible Wheel consists of Cells 3, 25, and 47, which correspond to
chapters 3, 25, and
47 on the Inner Wheel of Isaiah.
The divine integration of these elements amongst themeselves and with various elements
from Spoke 3 of the Bible Wheel is painfully obvous. The three quotes above, one from each
of the Cells of Spoke 3 of the Inner Wheel of Isaiah, each exhibit
aspects of the common theme based on the destruction of a city, and all the suffering
entailed therein. Using modnotation, the Numbers 3, 25, and 47 are represented with subscripts
as 31 = 3, 32 = 25, etc.. Thus we can represent the thematic
link between the three chapters of the Inner Wheel of Isaiah quoted above as follows:
|Thematic Link: A City Falls under God's Judgment|
PIsaiah( 31 )
PIsaiah( 32 )
PIsaiah( 33 ) |
This is a primary theme of Spoke 3. It originates
in Genesis 3 with the Fall of Adam and Eve,
and is prominant on the third Spoke of the Bible Wheel and most of the Inner Wheels and Cycles.
Examination of the context of Isaiah 3:8 reveals the connection with the name of the Third Letter, Gimel:
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings
are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against them;
and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have
rewarded (gamal) evil unto themselves.
The name of the third letter - (Gimel) -
is identical (except for vowel points) to the root of
the word translated as reward in the verse above. Here the miracle of Scripture shines
with its most sorrowful glory. The lamentation for the fall of Jerusalem stated in Isaiah 3:25 ("her gates shall lament and mourn")
links to the title of the second book on Spoke 3, Lamementations! The correlation, sad though it
is, is perfect. God designed the Book of Lamentations as a grand acrostic to represent
the completion of the retribution (gamal) for Israel's sins. It
reveals the fulness of Divine Retiribution from Aleph to Tav.
There are many KeyLinks between these elements of Spoke 3. Searching the all seven versions
for all verses
that contain the words (gates, ground) within one verse of "lament" yields exactly two
verses; the verse from Isaiah 3:26 quoted above and this
verse from Lamentations 2:8:
The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath
stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the
rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together. Her gates are sunk
into the ground;
he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law
is no more; her prophets also find no vision from the LORD.
We have therefore
a KeyLink connecting the Spoke 3, Cycle 1 of Inner Wheel of Isaiah to Spoke 3, Cycle 2 of the Bible
|KeyLink: Lamentation for the fallen Gates of Jerusalem|
|PIsaiah( 31 ) PBible( 32 )|
Alternately, we could search the KJV for all occurences of verses containing the simple set
(gates, desolate) [Verify]. This yields two verses: Isaiah 3.26, quoted above, and this verse from
Lamenations (vs. 1:4):
The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are
desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
|KeyLink: Desolate Gates of Jerusalem|
|PIsaiah( 31 ) PBible( 32 )|
Of course, the KeyLinks are not necessary to demonstrate the divine integration of all these elements
from Spoke 3. The theme is obvious.