I'm so used to repeat to myself that the Wheels of Ezekiel's Vision are an image of the Bible Wheel that I said it here, when in fact your emphasis on this thread is placed in a slightly different point. And I obviously agree with you. Ezekiel's Wheels and the Bible Wheel are both an image of the Bible. And one is an image of the other.
Why do you say that Luke's Gospel went "to Egypt"?
I agree with the other primary destinations but considering that Ezekiel was in Babylon I don't see how Matthew/Judea could be considered "east".
Bible Wheel = Galgal = 66 books
O Wheel = Galgal = 66
There are so many top level symbols used in this vision that tie in with, and to the rest of Scripture.
This vision of Ezekiel, that has mystified and intrigued people for millennia, I feel is now about to unfold into a symbolic matrix.
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10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man , and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
If we assume that the first face that is mentioned it the one heading the group, we can say that the face of a man faced the south, because the whirlwind that signaled God's Chariot came from the north:Eze 1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.The lion and the ox were on the right and left sides respectively. We conclude then that he eagle was facing north.
We don't exactly know what Ezekiel meant by "right" and "left" sides. Did he mean his right side? Or the cherub's right side? If we assume that he meant his own side, we come up with exactly the same correlation of the four directions with the four faces that is held in the Jewish tradition of the arrangement of Israel's fourfold camp in the wilderness.
But what do you mean by the Gospel of Luke "going to Egypt?
Ophanim = 66 = Galgal
This reinforces the concept that Galgal is the collective name of the wheels.
Introduction to Gematria.
The system that yields the value 66 is the ordinal one. Under this gematria, the value of each letter is the position it occupies in the Alphabet.
And I was mistaken, it is not exactly Ophanim, but HaOphanim, "the wheels", that weights 66. So:
HaOphanim = Hey + Aleph + Vav + Pey + Nun + Yod + Mem = 5 + 1 + 6 + 17 + 14 + 10 + 40 = 66
The Wheels (ord) = 66 = Galgal (std)
And this coheres with the understanding that Galgal is the collective name of the Wheels. As the New Jerusalem Bible translates:
Eze 10:13 In my hearing, these wheels were called 'galgal'.Galgal is simply transliterated.
So what you mean by the Gospel of Luke going to Egypt?
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