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Rose
12-18-2009, 10:03 AM
Here's a cool Atbash connection I stumbled upon in doing other research. It is between the 2nd chapter of Gen. (Spoke 2 Bet), and the book of John (Spoke 21 Shin). Both verses uniquely speak of breathing God's Spirit on man.
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Gen.2:7 (Bet) And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

John 20:22 (Shin) And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

Rose

Victor
12-18-2009, 12:43 PM
Isn't it wonderful? Of course John 20:22 is an allusion to Genesis 2:7!

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Richard Amiel McGough
12-19-2009, 12:44 PM
Isn't it wonderful? Of course John 20:22 is an allusion to Genesis 2:7!

:talk008:

We also should note this correlated verse in Isaiah 2:
Isaiah 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
This forms a Spoke 1 KeyLink with Genesis 2:7 based on the set (man, breath, nostrils). It also is an example of a coordinated debut (http://biblewheel.com/Topics/FirstOcc_IsaGen.asp) - in both Genesis and Isaiah the first occurrences of the words "breath" and "nostrils" are found in the second chapter. This is particularly interesting in that "nostrils" always come in pairs. I have found about 50 examples of coordinated debuts (http://biblewheel.com/Topics/FirstOcc_IsaGen.asp) between Genesis and Isaiah.

Richard

Victor
12-19-2009, 02:00 PM
We also should note this correlated verse in Isaiah 2:
Isaiah 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
This forms a Spoke 1 KeyLink with Genesis 2:7 based on the set (man, breath, nostrils). It also is an example of a coordinated debut (http://biblewheel.com/Topics/FirstOcc_IsaGen.asp) - in both Genesis and Isaiah the first occurrences of the words "breath" and "nostrils" are found in the second chapter. This is particularly interesting in that "nostrils" always come in pairs. I have found about 50 examples of coordinated debuts (http://biblewheel.com/Topics/FirstOcc_IsaGen.asp) between Genesis and Isaiah.

Richard

Great observation!

We can find even more passages on Spoke 2 pertaining to the same event. For example, the Second Epistle directly quotes Gen 2:7:

1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
The duality is present in the comparison between the first and last Adams.

The idea of breathing into the nostrils is reinforced by James 2:

Jas 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Duality also manifests here in two pairs: body-spirit and faith-works.

Finally, just as in the creation of Man, breath/spirit was breathed into him, in the New Creation, the wind of the Spirit is breathed into the Church. This is found in John 20:22 and also Acts 2:2.

Act 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Genesis 2, Isaiah 2, James 2, Acts 2, Epistle 2 and John (atbash of 2) all proclaim the same message!