Originally Posted by NumberX
I was reading NumberX's posts on Tebah and didn't quite understand them, but things begin to get clearer now.
Originally Posted by RAM
The Ark was a symbol of the Word. Tebah = Word. The Ark was a container just like a word is. Words are like houses - they contain meaning.
Words are linguistic signs. In Hebrew, sign is Oth, whose numerical value is 407. We have:
Ark (Tebah) = 407 = Sign (Oth)
Noah's Ark had three stories, just like the Cosmos had three levels - heaven, land and sea. As a "word/sign/house," the Ark contained a small transitional world - a microcosmos that carried the Adamic covenant order onto the new one. Genesis 8 narrates the new creation.
The concepts of Cosmos and Word are congruent. (Matthew 24:35) The Ark was thus both "cosmos" and "word." It is very interesting then to find that the measurements of the ark correspond to the gematria of tongue (lashon) and firmament (raqiya)! Psalm 19 says:
Psa 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. The Ark speaks volumes. In fact, 450,000 cubic cubits! I'll write more as I find time.
Psa 19:2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
Psa 19:3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Psa 19:4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.