That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous
Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
Matthew 23:35 (Spoke 18, Cycle 2)
Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother [Abel].
And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his
1 John 3:12 (Spoke 18, Cycle 3)
I was sitting in Church last Sunday (March 26, 2006) listening to the Pastor's sermon on 1 John 4:1 when my eye fell upon 1 John 3:12 quoted above.
I immediately recognized it as a Spoke 18 KeyLink selected by the set (Cain/Abel, slew, righteous) [Verify] where the slash "/" means
"or." This set is unique to the two verses quoted above. We have the following Spoke 18 KeyLink:
|Spoke 18 KeyLink: Righteous Abel Slain|
|Matthew 23:351 John 3:12|
This KeyLink was particularly striking for two reasons. First, it is based on the fundamental Tzaddi KeyWord Tzaddiq (Righteous) which God
used in the first Tzaddi Verse of the great Alphabetic Psalm 119:137:
- Psalm 119:137 Righteous (Tzaddik) art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments.
This KeyWord plays a very dominant role in the Books on Spoke 18, as seen
in the sidebar. But the second and really striking fact is that I had already written about
Matthew 23:35 on page 324 of the Bible Wheel book in the section that showed
how God designed the variations in the parallel passages between Matthew and Luke
in accordance with the Alphabetic Verses! The table below shows the parallel verses concerning the "blood of Abel":
|Spoke 18 - Tzaddi|
|Spoke 20 - Resh|
|That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth,
from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye
slew between the temple and the altar.
||That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of
the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias,
which perished between the altar and the temple:
Just look at this! The same verse that forms a Spoke 18 KeyLink from Matthew to 1 John also reveals Matthew's
special emphasis on righteousness as compared to parallel passages in Luke! The whole Bible is designed this way.
The patterns are completely consistent across all 22 Spokes! They continue to build coherently one atop the other
and integrate with everything seen on every other Spoke. Similar parallel verses show the dominance of Resh KeyWords in
Luke as compared with Matthew. This is discussed in the
section called Solution of the Synoptic Problem. I have much more to
say on this, but it will have to wait until I get a few more of the interlinked revelations posted on this site.