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Monday, March 26 2018

The Beams And Posts Of The First Passover

"They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post ... When He seeth the blood upon the lintel and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door"

The English-language word "lintel" originated from a Latin word that meant limit. In English, the word lintel usually refers to the horizontal member at the top of a door or window that rests upon the two vertical posts or frames at each side. "Lintel" is used however to translate three original Hebrew words of the Holy Scriptures which have a much more prophetically-profound meaning than the English word.

The Hebrew word pronounced mash-cofe means to lean out or to overhang. It is found only three times in the Holy Scriptures, all in referring to the lintel, or upper door post (the King James translates the original Hebrew word twice as "lintel" and once as "upper door post") upon which the blood of the Passover lamb was applied (see The Messiah's Beam And Pale to understand how the application of the blood on those beams and posts was itself a direct Passover prophecy of the Messiah's Crucifixion):

Passover In Egypt

"12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it." (Exodus 12:7 KJV)

"12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. 12:22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

12:24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever." (Exodus 12:21-24 KJV)

The Hebrew word pronounced aw-yil means strength. It is found over 170 times in the Scriptures, but is translated only once as "lintel" in the KJV. It is otherwise translated as "ram" or "rams" (most-often referring to those used in sacrifices), "posts," "mighty," "trees" or "oaks" (an example of each is included below; see also The Carpenter Who Created Trees).

6:31 "And for the entering of the oracle he made doors of olive tree: the lintel [i.e. aw-yil] and side posts were a fifth part of the wall." (1 Kings 6:31 KJV)

"7:15 One young bullock, one ram [i.e. aw-yil], one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering" (Numbers 7:15 KJV)

"40:37 And the posts [i.e. aw-yil] thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up to it had eight steps" (Ezekiel 40:37 KJV)

"17:13 And hath taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and hath taken an oath of him: he hath also taken the mighty [i.e. aw-yil] of the land" (Ezekiel 17:13 KJV)

"31:14 To the end that none of all the trees [i.e. aw-yil] by the waters exalt themselves for their height" (Ezekiel 31:14 KJV)

"1:29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks [i.e. aw-yil] which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen." (Isaiah 1:29 KJV)

The Hebrew word pronounced caf-tor means the capital of a column (the English word capital originated from a Latin word meaning head - captain originated from the same word as capital). It was written less than 20 times in the Holy Scriptures. The King James translates it twice as "lintel," the rest as "knop" (the older English version of knob). Examples:

"2:14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels [i.e. caf-tor] of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work" (Zephaniah 2:14 KJV)

"25:33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop [i.e. caf-tor] and a flower in one branch; and three bowls made like Almonds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick" (Exodus 25:33 KJV)

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This Day In History, March 26

590: Emperor Maurice proclaimed his son Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire (the East Roman Empire).

The Bluenose

1026: Pope John XIX crowned Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation and Emperors and Popes).

1169: Salah ad-Di-n Yu-suf ibn Ayyu-b (commonly known in English as "Saladin"), the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, became the emir of Egypt (in Arabic, "emir" mean "commander," "general," or "prince"; see also What Does The Bible Say About Arabs? and A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).

1344: During the "Reconquest of Spain" by Church of Rome's "Christian" forces from the Muslims (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy), the Siege of Algeciras (a city in Spain), ended. It was one of the earliest European battles where gunpowder was used.

1552: Guru Amar Das became the Third Sikh Guru.

1636: Utrecht University was founded in the Netherlands.

1780: The British Gazette and Sunday Monitor, the first Sunday newspaper in Britain, was published.

1799: Napoleon Bonaparte captured Jaffa, Israel (see also The Joppa Lessons Of Jonah And Peter).

1812: An earthquake destroyed Caracas, Venezuela.

1827: Ludwig von Beethoven of Germany, one of the greatest composers in history, died. He wrote many of his finest works after he had become totally deaf.


1830: The anti-Biblical "Book of Mormon" was published, in Palmyra, New York.

1902 Cecil Rhodes died at age 49. The English-South African businessman and politician was the 6th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (South Africa)

1917: British cavalry fought Ottoman/Turkish forces at the Battle of Gaza (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).


1921: The racing schooner Bluenose was launched at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Captained by Angus Walters, it raced 5 times for the North American fisherman's championships and was never beaten. It also served as a working fishing boat. Sold during the Second World War, it was wrecked near Haiti in 1946. It is commemorated on the Canadian dime.

The Bluenose

1938: Herman Goering (one of Adolf Hitler's henchmen) warned all Jews to leave Austria.

1942: Under orders from Adolf Hitler (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion), the Nazis began transporting Jews to the concentration camp at Auschwitz, Poland.

1953: Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine against polio.

1971: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared East Pakistan the independent republic of Bangladesh.

1973: President Anwar Sadat of Egypt took over the premiership, saying, "the stage of total confrontation [with Israel] has become inevitable" (see also Israel's Wars In The Twentieth Century).

1979: At the White House, Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt signed the Camp David peace treaty to end 30 years of war between the two countries (see also A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).

1997: Police in Rancho Santa Fe, California, discovered 39 people (18 men, 21 women) of a cult (see Is Your Church A Cult?) who committed suicide in a rented mansion; indications were that after death they were expecting to be picked up by a spaceship that their leader told them was following Comet Hale-Bopp that was then visible.


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