Freewill Offerings (Alphabetic KeyLink)
Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD,
and teach me thy judgments.
AV Psalm 119:108 (Nun)
And Kore the son of Imnah the Levite, the porter toward the east,
was over the freewill offerings of God, to distribute the oblations of the LORD, and the most holy things.
2 Chronicles 31:14 (Spoke 14, Cycle 1)
The Nun KeyWord
nidboth is unique to the two verses quoted above. It appears nowhere in the Bible except in
the fourth Nun verse of the great Alphabetic Psalm 119 and in 2 Chronicles, the first book on Spoke 14, corresponding
to Nun. It is the feminine plural constuct form of n'dabah, the basic noun meaning "freewill offering."
Nidboth is translated as "freewill offerings of" because it is the construct form. The faithfulness of the King James translation is
seen in the fact that the phrase ("freewill offerings of") [Verify] selects only the two verses above.
Thus, this Alphabetic KeyLink manifests in both the original Hebrew text
and its Enlgish translation:
|Spoke 14 Alphabetic KeyLink: Freewill Offerings unto God|
|AV Psalm 119:108 (Nun)2 Chronicles 31:14 (Spoke 14, Cycle 1)|
The really amazing thing about this KeyLink is that it points from the Nun Alphabetic Verse directly to the central feature of
2 Chronicles that distinguishes it from the parallel history in the Books of the Kings.
The primary difference is that Kings records the
history of both the relatively faithful Kingdom of Judah and the apostate Kingdom of Israel with very little mention of
anything having to do with the priests and
Levites. The Book of 2 Chronicles, on the other hand, restricts its record to the history of Judah with only tangential references
to Israel and many long passages concerning the activities of the priests and Levites found nowhere else in the Bible.
And this is why we have the Alphabetic KeyLink. The reference to nidboth caps off the
unique record spanning two whole chapters of the restoration of the priestly activities by
the faithful King Hezekiah! It begins in chapter 30 with the unique record of Hezekiah's command to keep the Passover on the
Fourteenth Day which, by the way, reveals the integration of the unique content
of 2 Chronicles with its precise placement on Spoke 14. Then chapter 31 records Hezekiah's restoration of the courses of the priests, the
tithes and offerings, and the general administration of Temple. It is in the midst of these priestly passages that are unique to
2 Chronicles that we read about "Kore the son of Imnah the Levite" who was set over the "freewill offerings of God"
(nidboth HaElohim). Thus, the unique Alphabetic KeyLink points directly to the
unique feature of the Fourteenth Book, and
we have yet another stunning proof of that God designed the entire Christian Canon on pattern of the Hebrew Alphabet.
See also: Table of Alphabetic KeyLinks