Book 11: Jachin and Boaz, the two pillars! Two witnesses.
I suspect that the twin pillars in the entrance of the sanctuary influenced the architecture of many churches' facades.
House of God and Giving of the Law) The two witnesses motif is also prominent: two cherubim, for example. Moses is the great name in Book 2, Elijah is the great name in Book 11 and they in turn represent the Law and the Prophets - two witnesses!
The golden calf in Book 2 was a violation of the Second Commandment, and the Israelites fall into the same golden calf sin in Book 11 when they establish two cities where the calf is worshipped.
The Second Day of Creation tells us about the Firmament that made separation between the waters above and below. The very Hebrew word raquia denotes a solid covering. That's how the ancient peoples understood the heaven. (For more details, please see a paper of the Westminster Theological Journal called The Firmament and the Water Above.)
This is reflected on the content of the Second Canonical Division. The Temple sanctuary described in Old Testament History was a depiction of heaven. The outer courts represented the world. What made separation between them was the solid walls of the temple.
In the Second Book, this detail is missing. Unlike the temple, the tabernacle in Exodus was not made of walls since it was portable. The separation between the tabernacle sanctuary and the exterior world was made by curtains, not solid walls.
Therefore another similarity between the Second Day and the Second Division is found: the firmament created on Day 2 in a sense corresponds to the walls of the temple of Solomon.
This correlates to what I wrote on post 71 above: the sanctuary would stand in the middle between the ten lavers, which in a sense reminds of Day 2 of Creation: waters on each side and a "solid" firmament standing in between as a "heaven," which the sanctuary indeed represented.
What about the connection between Day 3 and Division 3, the books of Wisdom? Scripture says:
Gen 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.On the Third Day God made separation between the Land (Earth) and the Seas. And what is the Canonical Division that mostly speaks about this separation between Land and Sea? Wisdom!!
Gen 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
It is a long list of references:
Job 26:10 He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.No other canonical group contains so many allusions to the events on Day 3! The passage in Proverbs is particularly interesting because it mentions Wisdom as being present in the creation of land and seas.
Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Job 38:8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
Job 38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
Job 38:10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
Job 38:11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Psa 33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Psa 95:5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
Psa 136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Psa 136:6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Pro 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I [Wisdom] was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
Pro 8:28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
Pro 8:29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
Ecc 1:7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
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