Spoke 4 - Dalet: A Day for a Year
And the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in
the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight
of the LORD, was consumed.
Numbers 32:13 (Spoke 4, Cycle 1)
The Hebrew name of the Book of Numbers is במדר
(B'Midbar, In the wilderness),
taken from the first verse. That this is the apt title for the book is evident from the distribution
of the phrase in the wilderness throughout the Bible.
It records the
forty years the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness. The reason for this exact
number is given in Numbers 14.33f:
And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms,
until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which
ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities,
even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
Numbers 14.33f (Spoke 4, Cycle 1)
The exact phrase ("each day for a year") [Verify] is found in exactly one other verse of the Bible, in
Ezekiel on Spoke 4:
For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of
the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of
Israel. And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt
bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.
Ezekiel 4.9f (Spoke 4, Cycle 2)
We have the KeyLink:
|KeyLink: Each Day For A Year|
The content of this KeyLink is temporal, which further integrates with the
Fourth Day of Creation, when God made the sun, moon and stars for
"signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years." The pattern established in
the Days of Creation manifests in the geometric structure of the Holy Word! The link between the
Fourth Day and the Fourth Spoke is very strong, manifesting also in the Book of
Galatians (cf. Four Weak and Beggarly Elements).
This also integrates with the Inner Cylce of Matthew, where we see Jesus
in the wilderness forty days and nights in Matthew 4, corresponding to the
forty years Israel wandered in the wilderness. Thus we see the principle of "a day for a year" which
was established in the Spoke 4 KeyLink manifesting in the link between the chapter sequence of Matthew
and the Canon! There is also a deep integration with the Inner Cycle of Genesis, with the
primary theme of Numbers - wandering through the wilderness - originating in
Genesis 4 with the debut of the word
נוע (Nuwa, Fugitive/Wander, S# H5128), used by God in the verse at the head of the page. Endless wonder!