Our new member Lea asked me this question:
A question for Richard, I found the site so interesting after being given the number 216 in dream last night could someone expand on the holy of holies.I have written an article about the Number 216 here. The primary point of interest is that the Holy of Holies is called the "Davir" (from davar, to speak) which literally means "speaking place." The KJV translates this word as "Oracle." It was a perfect cube 20 x 20 x 20 in the center of the Temple:
1 Kings 6:20 And the oracle [davir] in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.The numerical value of the word davir is also a cube:
Davir = 216 = 6 x 6 x 6
Most Christians have a superstitious fear of any triplet of 6 because of Revelation 13:18, but I think this is a misunderstanding. The primary meaning of the Number 6 is found in Genesis 1:
Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.A full discussion of the Biblical meaning of 666 is found here.
It seems very significant that God uses the cube for both the Holy of Holies and the New Jerusalem, and the the NJ Cube is itself a multiple of the value of the word Davar (Holy of Holies):
NJ Cube = (12,000 furlongs) cubed = 216 x 8,000,000,000 cubic furlongs.
Thus NJ Cube = Holy of Holies x 8,000,000,000 (recall that 8 is the number of New Beginnings, the Octave)
There is much to study here. I would be very interested Lea to know more of your dream. It may lead to more insights.