This is the third time I am coming to you.
In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2 Corinthians 13:1 (Spoke 3, Cycle 3)
The Kingdom of Egypt is referenced by name over
seven hundred times in the Bible. It played an essential role in the history of Israel. Historians, archeologists, and Biblical scholars were therefore deeply frustrated by their inablity
to read the Egyptian hieroglyphs.
This all changed in the year 1799 with the discovery of the Rosetta Stone in el-Rashid (Rosetta), Egypt. The stone has an inscription
describing a decree from the general council of Egyptian priests issued during the reign of Ptolemy V in 196 BC.
It is written in three scripts (Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Egyption Demotic, and Greek) and two languages
(Egyptian and Greek). By comparing these three parallel passages, scholars were able, for the first time in modern history, to interpret
the Egyptian hieroglyphics. Simon Singh wrote a lucid review of this discovery on his
site and also in a related article he produced for the
High-resolution images of the three scripts used on the stone can be viewed on this
page from the Biblical Graduate School of Theology. Here is an except
from the article on Singh's site:
The most famous, and arguably the most romantic, of all decipherments was the cracking of Egyptian
hieroglyphics. For centuries, hieroglyphics remained a mystery, and hence archaeologists could merely speculate about their
meaning. However, as a result of a classic piece of codebreaking, the hieroglyphs were eventually deciphered,
and ever since archaeologists have been able to read first-hand accounts of the history, culture, and beliefs of
the ancient Egyptians. The decipherment of hieroglyphics has bridged the millennia between ourselves and the
civilisation of the pharaohs.
The term "Rosetta Stone" has therefore became a common metaphor for any dicsovery that provides the key to understanding a complex
set of data, such as the genetic code (DNA) which has been called
The Rosetta Stone of Life .
The Bible Wheel is very much like the Rosetta Stone in both the metaphorical and the literal senses. Just as the stone
unlocked the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphs by revealing correlated script in three parallel passages,
so the Bible Wheel unlocks a host of profound theological and hermeneutical insights by revealing twenty-two sets of three books that are
correlated with each other and with a Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. There is no limit to its fruitfulness.
Below is a review of a few of the primary areas of
biblical research impacted by the revelation of the Bible Wheel. I will add linked articles explaining each section as I find time.
- The Divine Unity of the Holy Bible
This is the most obvious implication of the revelation of the Bible Wheel. That's why I chose it for the subtitle of
the Bible Wheel book.
- The Canon Debate: Which Books belong in the Bible?
Christians have argued amongst themeselves for centuries about how to establish
the Biblical canon. The revelation of the Bible Wheel settles this issue once and for all. It also has
a huge impact on all other aspects of canonical studies. Indeed, it transforms the subject altogether.
For example, people often ask why Esther is in the Bible, since it does not explicitly mention God or
the Lord even once in its entirety. This is due entirely to Divine Design. God designed the Book
of Esther to reveal the doctrine known in Judaism as Hester Panim (The Hidden Face)
of God. In Christian parlance, it relates to the doctrine of Divine Providence. Here are two articles that
show the power of the Bible Wheel in action:
- Solution of the Synoptic Problem
Huge volumes of literature has been published relating to this question. The Bible Wheel opens the door to
an insight never before suspected. The variations seen in the parallel verses are based on KeyWords
that God placed in the Alphabetic Verses. The pattern is consistent through all three synoptic Gospels of
Matthew, Mark, and Luke:
- Kings-Chronicles Parallel Verses Resolved
The resolution of these parallel verses follows exactly the same pattern as seen in the solution of the
Synoptic Problem. It is explained in the context of Spoke 14:
- Proper Hermeneutical approach to the Song of Songs and Revelation
The alignment of these two books on Spoke 22 - the last Spoke - reveals how the geometry of the Holy Word
affects our hermeneutical approach. It reinforces the proper and traditional
Christian interpretation of these books which were long seen as complementary visions of the
Consummation of God's Plan of the Ages
(reproduced from Chapter 5 of the Bible Wheel book). See also: