Friday, June 20, 2014

Cool Stuff in the Bible

There are 66 books in the Bible, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. You know what’s cool? There’s an amazing relationship between the 22nd book, the 44th book, and the 66th book.

The 22nd book is Song of Songs, the last of the Wisdom Books.
The 44th book is the Acts of the Apostles, the last book of New Testament History.
The 66th book is the book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible.

The theme of Song of Songs is the King receives his Bride and he is set as a seal upon her heart.
The theme of Acts is God seals His Bride the Church.
The theme of Revelation is Christ receives His Bride the Church. An angel comes with the seal of the living God; he who sits on the throne holds a scroll sealed with seven seals.

Oh, and about that 22nd Hebrew letter that lines up with these books … it’s the last letter: tav, which has the symbolic meaning of mark, sign, or cross. Tav represents the ideas of consummation, completion, covenant and sealing. Rabbinic tradition calls the letter Tav the “Seal of Creation” and the “Seal of Truth”.

Cool, huh?

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