Isaiah 4 Blood
In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of
the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in
Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have
purged the blood
of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
Blood first appears in
Genesis 4 in conjunction with the first murder. This links
strongly with the Fourth Seal (Death).
The highlighted words form a KeyLink to Genesis 4 (vss. 11f):
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to
receive thy brother's 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. 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.
This yields a KeyLink between the Inner Wheel of Isaiah and the Inner Cycle of Genesis:
|KeyLink Set (It shall come to pass, blood, every one)|
|Isaiah 4Genesis 4|
This is a rather mysterious KeyLink in that it depends on the combination of three very common
Hebrew words (Vayhayah, And it shall come to pass),
(Kol, Every One), and (Dam, Blood).
As an aside, the Hebrew word describing Cain's punishment, that he would be a "fugitive", is the
same word used by God to explain why the children of Israel were made to wander through
the wilderness forty years. This reveals the debut of the theme of Book 4 in Genesis 4, as discussed
in the Genesis 4 article.
The Theme of Blood, which originates in Genesis 4, is the source of many KeyLinks between elements of
Spoke 4 of the Bible Wheel and the Inner Wheel of Isaiah. For example, returning to Isaiah 4.3
we read again:
In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the
earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel. And it shall come to pass,
that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even
every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem: When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall
have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by
the spirit of burning.
Compare this with Ezekiel 16.9f
Then washed I thee with water; yea, I throughly washed away
thy blood from
thee, and I anointed thee with oil. I clothed thee also with broidered work, and
shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and
I covered thee with silk. I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy
hands, and a chain on thy neck. And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears,
and a beautiful crown upon thine head.
There are two KeyLinks between these verses. The first is based on the set (washed away, blood) and
the second on (washed, blood, near beautiful). We have the double KeyLink:
|KeyLink: Filth of Blood Washed Away|
Note that the topic of Ezekiel is the birthing of
Israel, a fundamental Spoke 4 theme which debuts in Genesis 4
and manifests strongly in Galations in Cell 48 (Spoke 4, Cycle 3).
This KeyLink between Ezekiel in Cell 26 of the Bible Wheel and Cell 4 of the Inner Wheel
of Isaiah can be represented using modnotation we can write 26 = 42 (Spoke 4,
Cycle 2) and 4 = 41 (Spoke 4, Cycle 1):
|KeyLink: Filth of Blood Washed Away|
|PIsaiah( 41 ) PBible( 42 )|
This shows that the only difference between the Bible and Isaiah is in the subscript indicating the
All three Threads are linked here. The KeyLinks connect the Inner Wheel of Isaiah to the Bible Wheel via
the theme of Blood, and
Gematria reiterates the relation between Blood, Birth, and the Number 4:
| = 44 =
Of course, (Dam, Blood) is a Dalet KeyWord as well. All of this
is discussed in the Genesis 4 article.
There is also another KeyLink between Isaiah 4 and Eziekel based on the set
(filth*, purged), which also relates to blood. This set forms a KeyLink between Isaiah 4.4
and Ezekiel 24.13, but I begin the quote
at Ezekiel 24.9 to reveal the extreme thematic integration (and other KeyLinks that the reader may
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city! I will
even make the pile for fire great. Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume
the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned. Then set it empty upon the
coals thereof, that the brass of it may be hot, and may burn, and that the
it may be molten in it, that the scum of it may be consumed. She hath wearied herself with
lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire.
In thy filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged thee, and
thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness
any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee. I the LORD have spoken it:
it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will
I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall
they judge thee, saith the Lord GOD.
We have another KeyLink:
|KeyLink: Filth Purged|