Go and Enguire (Alphabetic Link)
Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in
his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them,
Go (lekhu), enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.
But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria,
and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the
god of Ekron? Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from
that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed. And when
the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back? And they
said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go (lekhu),
turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because
there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt
not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.
2 Kings 1:1ff (Spoke 12, Cycle 1)
gift of modern technology has enabled us to effortlessly enquire into the patterns He established in His Word.
Every occurrence of the KeyWords used in the Alphabetic Verses can be displayed with the simple click of a mouse.
The results never cease to amaze me. In precise analogy with the Lamed verse of AV Psalm 34:11 discussed above
(BW book pg 248), the Twelfth Book opens with two occurrences of the KeyWord lekhu.
A similar phenomenon is seen on many Spokes, as for example with the first words of Christ in
Matthew (BW book pg 323). The graph shows the distribution of lekhu
in the Twelve Old Testament History Books.
The peak corresponds to the Book of 2 Kings which uses לכו (lekhu) in seven verses besides the two
mentioned above (vss 6:2, 6:13, 6:19, 7:4, 7:9, 7:14, 22:13). It is important to
note that this is the distribution of the exact form of the word (the masculine qal imperative)
as written in the Lamed verse of AV Psalm 34:11. This graph should be compared with the distribution
of the Tet KeyWord tov which is maximized on Spoke 9 in 1 Samuel (BW book pg 221).
Together, they exemplify how the specific words God used in these Books track with the KeyWords He placed
in the Alphabetic Verses.
Related article: Table of Alphabetic Links and KeyLinks