The Book of Origin – Chapter 3

by MJSmith

Chapter 3 – THE SETTING OF THE STAGE – Seth, the spiritual lineage from Adam

Genesis 5:1,2 – This is the book of the generations of Adam.  In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

     Notice that the name God and not the Lord God is used in the two verses above.  It brings back to memory the Sixth Day of Truth, hence, as mentioned earlier, I feel that Adam becomes spiritually enlightened with living 130 years, symbolic of the compound man, which is man in God’s image and likeness.  This is when Seth, the Third Degree son is begat.  Adam is seen from a different standpoint here for he is the “man in the image and likeness of God.”  There never were two trees in the center of the Garden of Eden, just as there never were two Adams or two Eves.

The kingdom within                         
     “When speaking of God’s children, not the children of men, Jesus said, ‘The kingdom of God is within you,’ that is, Truth and Love reign in the real man, showing that man in God’s image is unfallen and eternal.  Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals.  In this perfect man the Saviour saw God’s own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick.  Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.  Man is not a material habitation for Soul, he is himself spiritual.  Soul, being Spirit, is seen in nothing imperfect nor material.”[1]

Genesis 5:3 – And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

     It is okay, since Adam is finally spiritually translated back to God, that he has a Christ son in his own spiritual likeness, after his spiritual image.  Adam has awakened in the Sixth Day of Truth and has gained spiritual understanding, the Third Degree.  So his son Seth is of the Third Degree, however, if Seth is to be comprehended in the human realm he must also be of the Second Degree, a divine and human coincidence.  There is the parallel lineage of Cain and Seth, both being seven generations from Adam, however, Cain’s progeny are cast out from God’s sight while God eventually translates Enoch, Seth’s progeny, to where there is no death. “By faith [understanding] Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him.” (Heb. 11:5)

Seth, settled; determined; founded; set; placed; disposed; constituted; substituted; compensation.[2]  Seth is the substitute for the immoral Cain; hence he is the spiritual sprout of God that is founded.  Seth has a place in Bible prophecy.
     Meta.  The root idea of this name is that of a surrounding sympathetic movement that envelops a thing and defines its limits, places it, founds it, disposes of it.  Some mystics have seen in the name Seth a law of destiny, that which predetermines a thing and settles its order.”[3]
     Man is in a sense a creature of free will, yet he is the Son of God, made in the image and likeness of God.  Man is the express image of God and he demonstrates spiritual perfection.  His growth into Christ-likeness is accelerated greatly as he comes into a knowledge of Christian Science where the Truth sets you free.  Man must think and act consciously, voluntarily, and in harmony with Truth.
     Seth is a substitute for Abel, just as Jacob is Esau’s substitute later on.  The Second and Third Degrees (representing the human and divine coincidence) must always be the substitute for the First Degree.  Adam and Eve are actually forced by adversity to think on a new point of view that is new to them; it is the level of the Third Degree.

“Genesis 5:4 – And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years:  and he begat sons and daughters:  And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

     What do the eight hundred years after Seth symbolize?  It must be the completion of a cycle, moving from Mind to Spirit, to Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love, and finally returning back to Mind in the tone of Science.  And Adam was the cause of many spiritual ideas (sons and daughters).  Adam’s corporeal body was no more; matter is all that ever dies.
     Enoch foreshadows the work of the individual Jesus while Noah (the complete rebirth of the human race) foreshadows the universal mission of Christianity leading to Christian Science; the work of the individual – Mary Baker Eddy.
     These two set the stage for the entire life-drama of the third period with the children of Israel.
     Enos(h) means, “mutable being; transient man; corporeal man; mortal man; suffering man; miserable man.”  “Another [man]; man; men; mortal men.  ‘And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh.  Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah’ (Gen. 4:26).  Enosh means a miserable man, mortal man; it is when man comes to the end of his personal resources and sees the nothingness of all his efforts in the outer, apart from Spirit, that he begins to look for a higher power to express in his life — he calls upon the name of Jehovah.  It is the activity of the awakening spiritual ideals within him (Seth) that causes him first to realize the futility of his human efforts to better himself, and then to recognize the one Source of all true uplift and good.”[4]
     This definition is most certainly speaking of the physical man and the opposite of Soul.  Enos seems to be a physical man in belief only.  If any change takes place it is his mental attitude.  Soul is changeless.
     Cainan means, “possessor; acquisitor; centralizer; one who fixes and establishes his center; acquisition.”  Cainan must establish his objective consciousness in the Truth that man is spiritual.  If Cainan is centralized around Principle then he is well established and centered.
     Mahalaleel means, “mighty rising; glory of brightness; mighty exaltation; raise a joyous shout to God, praise of God; splendor of God.”  Mahalaleel must hold to light and good.  If we exalt God in our consciousness we are uplifting ourselves into eternal Life.
     Jarad means, “descent; going down; descending; low country; declining descent of spiritual through praise and acknowledgment of God.”  What Jarad really represents is the Womanhood that descends as divine Science in the Sixth Day of Truth.  This is when the second coming of Christ took place with Mary Baker Eddy.
     Enoch means, “founder; centralizer; teacher; instructor; initiator; fixer; repentance; contrition.”  Enoch walked with God, he never died.  He is the state of thought that is the new (original[5]) spiritual consciousness, the new life in Christ.  What must be taught is Love.
     Methuselah means, “man of the sword; man of the dart; extension of the sword; swift hurled dart of death; sending forth of death; sting of death.”  A quick, piercing thought or word of life, power, and oneness with God, puts away death.  The Word speaking Science (Science Word or the S-word = Sword) puts away death, where there is no more death.
     Lamech means, “over thrown; leveler; arrester of dissolution; principle of law and order; a strong young man; strength; health; power; principle of life.”  Is it not the Christ that over throws material dissolution and practices Principle’s law and Spirit’s order?
     Noah means, “rest; calm; quiet; peace; tranquility; equilibrium.”  Noah prefigures the Comforter of Christian Science.  It is in the union of Christianity (Noah) with Science (the Christ Son Japheth) that man experiences the Sabbath (the Seventh Day of Love)

Noah’s triplet son

The Second Degree

Shem (Noah’s son). A corporeal mortal; kindly affection; love rebuking error; reproof of sensualism.”[6]

     Shem means, “upright; renowned; brilliant; shining; splendor; dignity; sign; monument; memorial; name; the spiritual in man.” (TMBD)

The First Degree

Ham (Noah’s son).  Corporeal belief; sensuality; slavery; tyranny.”[7]

     Ham means, “warm; oblique; curved; inferior; hot; blackened.” (TMBD)  He is the physical in man, given over to sensuality.

The Third Degree

Japhet (Noah’s son).  A type of spiritual peace, flowing from the understanding that God is the divine Principle of all existence, and that man is His idea, the child of His care.” (S&H “Glossary”)

     Japhet means, “extended and wide; extender; widespread; latitude; increase; expansion; unfoldment; absolute existence; infinite space; extends without limited action.”  (TMBD)  To me this means that Japhet represents the city of our God without walls our boundaries, the +.
I will draw the feminine cup for these three sons, where Shem and Japhet are the human and divine coincidence.

Genesis 6:1, 2 – And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 6:3 – And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh:  yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

Genesis 6:4 – There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that,[8] when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, and some became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Genesis 6:5 – And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:6,7 – And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.  And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Genesis 6:8 – But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

     Could this last verse possibly mean that Noah understood that the one true God was incapable of knowing about sin and evil; that this was just a false acceptance about God?  Perhaps Noah understood, just like Mary Baker Eddy understood, that God is incapable of knowing sin, of seeing evil, because God did not create sin or evil.  And perhaps this is the main reason why Noah is chosen by God.

Genesis 6:9 – These are the generations of Noah:  Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God [As did Enoch].

     Notice (look in your actual King James Bible to see it) that in verse 5 how God has small caps yet here in verse 9 it does not have small caps.  Could this be a pointer to the fact that Noah walked with Elohim and not with Jehovah?  I think so.

Genesis 6:10 – And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

     These three sons are triplets representing the Three Degrees in the scientific translation of mortal mind.  Ham is the Physical – depravity, unreality; Shem is the Moral – evil beliefs disappearing, transitional qualities; and Japheth is the Spiritual – understanding, reality.

Genesis 6:11 – The earth also was corrupt [of the First Degree] before God, and the earth was filled with violence.

Genesis 6:12 – And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Genesis 6:13-15 – And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.  Make thee an ark [a Church] of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.  And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of:  The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

     This ark represents the Ark of the Covenant; it is where man communes with God.  God is the only creator.  Yet, in this material Adam dream it seems that evil is well and alive and it must have come from somewhere, something must have created it.  Is not evil just the opposite of good?  If good (Spirit) is all that is real then evil must be unreal and it only seems to exist as an opposite to that which is real.  It is Truth (reality) that reverses the physical senses and this is what destroys that which is not real.  If we think that two plus two equals five this is an error.  However we may believe it to be a reality until we are shown the principle of mathematics and it is this understanding of the principle that helps us to realize that two plus two equals four.  Where did the mistake (the error, the evil) go to?  It just vanished.

Genesis 6:16 – A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

     There is a single window, a single eye that looks out toward Truth.  And the door is present to allow entrance of the Christ Mind into Noah’s consciousness.  The three stories are three levels or the Three Degrees.

Genesis 6:17 – And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of [baptismal] waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and everything that is in the earth shall die.

Genesis 6:18 – But with thee will I establish my [Ark] covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife [divine Womanhood], and thy sons’ wives with thee.

Genesis 6:19 – And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

     The duality of male and female is not what is really being brought into the ark (church).  It is really the understanding that male and female are one whole (completeness); that man is married to God and only God.

Genesis 6:20 – Of fowls [lofty ideas] after their kind, and of cattle [Christ ideas] after their kind, of every creeping thing [cautious thoughts that protect] of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

Genesis 6:21 – And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten [mentally digested], and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them.

Genesis 6:22 – Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.

Genesis 7:1 – And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house [your complete conscious thought, all ideas] into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Genesis 7:2 – Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female; and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

     The clean beasts are the pure ideas that are mentally digested, and these pure ideas are Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love; completeness.  The human (male) and divine (female) coincidence is not a pure idea if seen as separate ideas.  But it is allowed entrance in hopes that it will be acknowledged as pure ideas and accepted in their oneness.

Genesis 7:3 – Of fowls [lofty ideas] also of the air [Science] by sevens [the seven names for God], the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Genesis 7:4 – For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

     Noah is given the chance to prepare for the flood, he is given the seven days of Genesis 1-2:3 to ponder.  The forty days and forty nights is a symbol of the forty weeks that a woman carries a child in her womb, hence the flood is a period of spiritual rebirth where the old is no more and the new-man comes forth from the matrix womb of the Ark Covenant.

Genesis 7:5 – And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him.

Genesis 7:6 – And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

     The six hundred years symbolize the Sixth Day of Truth when the Holy Ghost floods the earth with divine Science.  This is the Day of Mary Baker Eddy.

Genesis 7:7 – And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his son’s wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.

     The four husbands represent a divine calculus, but this calculus needs its Womanhood to make it complete.  We could say then, that the wives represent the x of the city foursquare while the husbands represent the + of the city of our God.  Being one they become the Holy City of God, or the Kingdom of God that is within man’s consciousness.  This symbol is even represented in the Great Pyramid of Egypt, as it actually has eight sides instead of four.  (As seen in my diagram below.)

Eight Sided Pyramid

Genesis 7:8, 9 – Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.

Genesis 7:10 – And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.

     These are the seven days that Noah had prepared within his consciousness, his going over the seven synonymous terms for God.  He was now prepared for the spiritual baptism.

Genesis 7:11 – In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep [unconscious error] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.

     We already know that the sixth hundredth year means in the Sixth Day of Truth.  The second month is a reference to the second man, or the second coming of Christ.  The seventeenth day after this second coming represents two centuries after Christ Jesus plus three years, when the third coming takes place.  This would be 1999 when the windows of The First Church were understood and when Mother Hood opened the Stargate – Window of the Open Book.

Genesis 7:12 – And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights [to spiritually baptize the earth].

Genesis 7:13, 14 – In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.  And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life.

     In a way, the creeping things, cattle, and birds also represent the Three Degrees.

Genesis 7:15 – And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh; wherein is the breath of life.

Genesis 7:16 – And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him:  and the Lord shut him in.

     Noah was alone with his own being.

Genesis 7:17 – And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.

     The spiritual baptism lifted up Noah’s Church consciousness.

Genesis 7:18 – And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.

     The ark rested upon Spiritual understanding.

Genesis 7:19 – And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered [spiritually baptized].

Genesis 7:20 – Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.

     The seven names for God plus the divine calculus plus the four Sciences represent the fifteen cubits upward, being even higher than the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth or the mountain ranges of Revelation.

Genesis 7:21, 22 – And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man:  And all whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land [of Adamic mortal mind], died.

Genesis 7:23 – And every living [material] substance was destroyed [dead] which was upon the face of the ground [nothingness], both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth:  and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.

     Only the spiritually minded is really alive.

Genesis 7:24 – And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days [150 days].

     If we forget about the zero (nothingness of error) we have the number 15 again.  So the waters of spiritual baptism prevailed (were victorious) when understood to be Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love, the Word, the Christ, Christianity, Science itself, Science, divine Science, absolute Christian Science, and Christian Science.

Genesis 8:1, 2  – And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark:  and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged [pacified]; The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.

Wind.  That which indicates the might of omnipotence and the movements of God’s spiritual government, encompassing all things.” (S&H 597:27)

Genesis 8:3 – And the waters returned from off the earth continually:  and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the water were abated.

Genesis 8:4 – And the ark rested in the seventh month [man’s Love for God is peace and rest], on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the [capstone of Truth in the] mountains of Ararat [the sacred land, the Holy Land].

     Remember that the seventeenth day represents the third coming of Christ that took place two centuries after Christ Jesus plus three years.  The year would be 1999 when Mother Hood came to understand the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth and the Stargate.

Genesis 8:5 – And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month:  in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops [capstones] of the mountains seen.

     The ten months represent perfection and completeness – the androgyne of male and female as one (our marriage to God).  “The Lamb’s wife presents the unity of male and female as no longer two wedded individuals, but as two individual natures in one; and this compounded spiritual individuality reflects God as Father-Mother, not as a corporeal being.  In this divinely united spiritual consciousness, there is no impediment to eternal bliss, — to the perfectibility of God’s creation.”  (S&H 577:4-11)
     The first day represents divine Mind, the All-in-all.

Genesis 8:6, 7 – And it came to pass at the end of forty days [the spiritual rebirth cycle], that Noah opened the window [the Stargate Matrix] of the ark which he had made:  And he sent forth a raven [the First Degree], which went forth to and fro [could find no resting place], until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

Genesis 8:8, 9 – Also he sent forth a dove [divine Science] from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth:  then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

     The feminine divine Science is taken back into Noah’s conscious thought.

Genesis 8:10, 11 – And he stayed yet other seven days:  and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

     Noah must go through the spiritual footsteps of the seven synonymous terms again before he can send divine Science back into the world.  It is of importance that the dove of divine Science is the womanhood that is represented in the Sixth Day as Mary Baker Eddy.  This time, in the beginning of the day (the evening) she returns with the symbol of peace.  The earth is now swallowing up subconscious error to where there is no more sea.
     Noah’s subconscious thought has completely accepted divine Science.

Genesis 8:12 – And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

     Again, Noah traverses the “Footsteps of Truth,” when this has been accomplished he finds that his objective thought has completely accepted divine Science.

Genesis 8:13 – And it came to pass in the six hundreth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth:  and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

     In the tone of Truth as Mind, Mind, Mind (Mind cubed), the flood is no more.  Noah is able to uncover the protecting roof of the church to be the Christ Mind because Soul is the only Ego there is.  The Big Giant Head of human ego (personal sense) has been uncovered and destroyed.

Genesis 8:14 – And in the second month [Spirit], on the seventh and twentieth day [3 (Soul) x 3 (Soul) x 3 (Soul) = 27; 3 cubed = 27] of the month, was the earth dried.

Genesis 8:15-17 – And God Spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy son’s wives with thee.  Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

Genesis 8:18, 19 – And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his son’s wives with him:  Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

Genesis 8:20, 21 – And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.  And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

Genesis 8:22 – While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

     The divine calculus will never end.

Genesis 9:1 – And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

     Noah and his sons (really only one son) are reminded of the Sixth Day promise in Genesis 1 when man is given dominion.

Genesis 9:2 – And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

Genesis 9:3 – Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

     Before the flood the animals and the men were supposed to have eaten no meat, now they are given permission to eat meat.  What this really means is that man is allowed to mentally digest higher ideas.

Genesis 9:4 – But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

     Raw meat is forbidden.  This simply means that unpurified meat (material substance) is forbidden, it is not to be mentally digested (bloody meat is like the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil).  Only Soul can maintain, retain, and sustain the body (church).

Genesis 9:5, 6 – And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man.  Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed:  for in the image of God made he man.

Genesis 9:7 – And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

     This does not mean that you create man via sexual intercourse (through sin) but that you are to bring forth purified thoughts and multiply these pure ideas.

Genesis 9:8-11 – And God spake to Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, And I, behold, I establish my covenant [of the Spirit of the Law] with you, and with your seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.  And I will establish my [new] covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood [by the Letter of the Law]; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth [because of the Letter of the Law].

Genesis 9:12-17 – And God said, This is the token [sign, symbol] of the [new] covenant [the Arch Covenant] which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:  I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.  And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:  And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.  And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

     It is in Revelation 10 that this Arch Covenant is described as the angel (divine messenger) who descends (as divine Science) with a little open book (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures).
     The sign is not necessarily a rainbow because it had not been raining; it could just be a cloud that is multicolored in rainbow hews.  But the angel of Revelation 10 is said to have a bow upon his head.  This bow or rainbow represents the understanding of the seven synonymous terms for God, specifically in its Word order.  Joseph’s coat of many colors is also a symbol for the Arch Covenant for the Spirit of the Law.

Genesis 9:17 – And God said unto Noah [to emphasize its importance], This is the token [symbol] of the [Arch] covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

Genesis 9:18 – And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth:  and Ham is the father of Canaan [which is where the land of Canaan (the Holy Land) gets its name].

Genesis 9:19 – These are the three sons of Noah:  and of them was the whole earth overspread.

     These are the Three Degree sons within Noah’s consciousness, and this is what the earth is populated with.

Genesis 9:20,21 – And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:  And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

     Noah becomes the head of the Christ vine, the church’s body.  But he seems to become drunk with “error; fornication; temptation; passion”[9] and was exposing himself within his tabernacle as mortal mindedness instead of “inspiration; understanding.”[10]

Genesis 9:22 – And Ham [mortal mindedness], the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

     Ham sees his existing roots as being descended of Adam, as being clothed in matter (naked) because he believes his own father is a mortal being.  He does not understand his own Christhood, that he could possibly be the Son of God.  Because his two brothers are “without” I feel that this means that the two brothers are not really members of Cain’s idea of material organized religion (or church).

Genesis 9:23 – And Shem and Japheth [the human and divine coincidence] took a garment, and laid it upon their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.

     This is the true Son, the human and divine coincidence, who refuses to look upon (they walk backward) inequity (nakedness).

Genesis 9:24, 25 – And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him.  And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

     Noah woke up to the error of the inebriated mortal minded man.  What is the harm that Ham really did?  Well, Ham did harm to God’s chosen witness during the Second Day of Spirit.  Noah was God’s Christ representative.  What Ham did was he made the false claim that Noah was a mortal minded man (naked) and that he was drunk (with power) because Noah was head of the Church body (the Christ body).  Ham saw Noah as being flawed and an imperfect mortal.  Perhaps Ham wanted to be in control of the Church?  But he did not get his way as we see in the following verses.

Genesis 9:26 – And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

     Mortal mind must be the servant of the human, not the other way around.

Genesis 9:27 – God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

     The divine always dwells within the human consciousness, just as the human should always mentally dwell upon his divine nature, and again, mortal mind must serve both the human and the divine.

Genesis 9:28, 29 – And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.  And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years:  and he died.

     This could be a prophecy that mankind lives on earth until about the year 4500.  Then he will be totally spiritual.  There will be no more material man.

Genesis 10:5 – By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families in their nations.

The Church of Christ Scientist (Sons of Japheth) versus material organization:

Gomer means, “organic accumulation; organized aggregation; full and complete; finished; perfected; ended.”  If human reason fails to reach spiritual wisdom and Truth it is because it believes in organized religion and collecting of material money or possessions.  Gomer also means, “completion; heat.”  Gomer being the first son of Japheth represents Mind.  Mind is full and complete, finished, and perfect.  It puts to an end to the organic accumulation and aggregation.

Magog means, “upper north; elasticity; extreme extension; ample covering; enlargement.”  The cardinal point for the Word is the north.  To me Magog is symbolic of how the Spirit of the Law (in regards with the Word) covers the Earth like a tent.  Spirit protects mankind.  Magog reminds me of when The First Church of Christ Scientist, in Boston, was gaining so many members that the congregation needed a larger church, so they built the Extension.  The Extension stands for good if what is growing is spiritual but what has taken place in the Extension since December 3, 1910 has been the growth of the material organization.

Madai means, “media; medes; sufficiently; measurability; indefinite capacity; middle portion; medium.”  Media can relate to books, movies, television, computers, etc., does the media of the Church present the Christ?  Or does it put forth the anti-Christ?  In Truth Christ is the only medium (media) there is.  When the corporeal senses seem to be the medium (a midwife of sorts) between man and God we get the red dragon of ecclesiastical despotism in the churches, where the priests or fathers or even practitioners seem to be the medium for man.  The Christian Science periodicals of today are a far cry from what Christ Mary Baker Eddy set up.  There is more human intellectualism in them than there are spiritual teachings.

Javan means, “Greece; Ionia; the East; the dove; warmth; fertility; effervescence; productiveness; clayey soil; mud; mire; deception.”  Greece and Ionia represent the intellect, even if they are located in the “East” (the cardinal point for the Christ is the East).  As above, if the periodicals reflect intellectualism instead of spiritual teachings of Christian Science then we are getting mud (Adam thoughts of deception).  The negative meaning of Javan presents non-Principle to the human intellect and what we read or hear may sound good but it is only a deception and we are being fooled because it lacks Principle.  Javan really represents the true sense of divine Science (the dove) when we feel the warmth, fertility, effervescence, and productiveness within the periodicals.

Tubal means, “diffusibility; diffusive motion; flowing forth; welling; flowing copiously; leading; conducting; bringing forth; jubilation; shout of joy; triumphal song.”  A strong sense of Life is presented by Tubal.  However, diffusibility and diffusive motion have some negative connotations.  One is that something becomes blurred and the other is that something becomes more material.  If the teachings of Christian Science become diffused or unclear then we are in serious trouble.  Again, what are the periodicals teaching us?  Is the teaching leading “The Way”?

Meshech is really Michael “Who is like God?”  Michael, Mary Baker Eddy tells us, is the angel of Truth.  Meshech means, “perceptibility; perceptible cause; meditative conceptions; drawing out; deducting.” Meshech’s opposite would be giving testimony to the senses (of The First Degree) instead of gaining spiritual understanding (of The Third Degree).  So, who is like God?  It must be man who is like God because man is God’s image and likeness; man is God’s reflection.

Tiras means, “formative faculty; determination of forms; thought; imagination; conception; desire; longing.”  Tiras is the fullness or completeness that comes in the Seventh Day of Love.  The opposite of Tiras would be set limits and boundaries that come from the Board of Directors (or the heads of any church).  They may claim that these limits and boundaries are set up for the good of the congregation – saying that the Field is not spiritually advanced enough to read books that they have not “authorized.”  When the Letter of the Law (in the Church Manual) is obeyed without the Spirit of the Law then limitation sets in, and the Board has recently referred to the Church Manual as their prison.

Sons of Gomer (Mind as)

Mind – Ashkenaz means, “fire that spreads; latent fire; hidden fire.”  Ashkenaz is a state in Armenia that does away with the confused mind of Babylon.  It is the destruction of evil and error by the baptismal fire of the Holy Ghost.

Spirit – Riphath means, “centrifugal force; spoken word; spiritual rarefaction; material slackening; remission; pardon; healing.”  The mental action of Gomer’s Riphath refines and heals.  In physics and medicine centrifugal force is used as a form of separation (this is symbolic of Spirit).

Soul – Togarmah means, “universal centripetal force; centralizing energy; density; gravitation; precipitation; compactness; bony; hard; strong.”  Negatively Togarmah would be selfishness (of mortal ego).  Is man pulled toward mortal mind or divine Mind, is he pulled toward being egotistical or toward reflecting the divine Ego?  What is it that man is going for?  Is it material one world government or is it God’s perfect Principle?

Sons of Jovan (Principle as)

Principle as Mind with the Word – Elishah means, “God firmly establishes; God sets upright; uprightness of God; God saves; God who is a help.”  Scripture says, “Blue [Life] and purple [Love] from the isles of Elishah [the Word] was thine awning [shade or protection].”

Principle as Spirit with the Christ – Tarshish means, “gravitational energy; precipitant force; hard; hardness; severity; breaking; broken; subdued; subjected; place of the stone; chrysolite; topaz; beryl; amber.”  The negative side of Tarshish would be intellectualism.  The positive side of Tarshish is that he is composed of rare stone treasures, which would represent the Christ.

Principle as Soul with Christianity – Kittim means, “the cut off; the rejected; outsiders; islanders; schismatic; barbarous; uncivilized; terrible; gigantic; reprobate; damned.”  Erroneous (outsiders, islanders, schismatic, barbarous, uncivilized, terrible, gigantic, reprobate, and damned) thought (sense reasoning, the opposite of the divine calculus) must be cut off and rejected.  How hard is it for a man, woman, or even some children, to reject that what the five physical senses present to them, or testify to them, is really just an illusion, part of the Adam dream?  Schism can mean a division between groups of a church, those who break off with the “official” church are considered to be outsiders or uncivilized because they refuse to follow the church heads (the counterfeits of the divine calculus).  Those who break off from the “official” church are called heretics.  But if those who break away because the “official” church no longer follows “The Way” then are not the members of the “official” church the real heretics?

Principle as Principled Science – Dodanim means, “covenanters; confederates; the elect; civilized; lovable; beloved; sympathetic; pleasing.”  In the negative Dodanim represents the intellectualism of Greece.  Positively Dodanim represents the reasoning (divine calculus) of Principle, and those who follow the Ark and Arch Covenants.

Generations of Noah with the First Degree as morally depraved man.

Sons of Ham – Cush (death), Mizraim (sickness), Phut (sin), and Canaan (disease) – the 4 horsemen

Sons of Ham (father to the four horsemen)

death – Cush means, “fire like; burned; blackened; combustible; Ethiopia.”  Cush represents the physical, material, and sensual expression.  Cush seems to represent the Ashen Horseman of Revelation 6.  This brings about death.

sickness – Mizraim means, “Egypt; Egyptians; circumscription; limitation; bondage; affliction; tribulation; straitness; distress.”  He is the physical in man given over to sensuality.  Sense belief, that the life as well as the organization of man, is bound to matter and this hinders man from receiving good (Spirit), from being healthy, thus, Mizraim represents sickness.  I feel that Mizraim represents the red horseman of Revelation 6.

sin – Phut means “bow.”  Phut is that which is curved, bent, or crooked (not straight).  A bowman is an archer.  The off-white horseman of Revelation 6 is an archer; he is the same symbol as Sagittarius.  This is symbolic of the flinging or shooting of pointed arrows — dangerous thoughts toward someone.  This is what Christian Scientists call mental malpractice.  This type of error, which is sin, is what leads to sickness, disease, and then death in man.

disease – Canaan means, “realized nothingness; material existence; traffic in materiality; a merchant; a pirate; low; inferior; low land.”  This low land is the subconscious and being consciously aware of a physical body.  This type of thought results in death.  Because Canaan means “a pirate” he prefigures the black horseman of Revelation 6.  What does “realized nothingness” mean?  I think it means that all that seems to be realized (that which seems to be real) in ones thought is matter, even though matter is nothing it certainly seems to be SOMETHING to the carnal mind.
     Canaan becomes the homeland for the Hebrews.  This is not to say that Canaan changes from being materially minded to spiritually minded, it just means the higher spiritual understanding that the Hebrews manifest within their consciousness come to be in the land, and so the material land transforms out of the First Degree into the Second Degree and Third Degree.

Sons of Cush (death) – Seba, Havilah* (later on there is a second Havilah), Sabtah, Raamah, Sabtecha

Seba means, “radical moisture; vital fluid; condensation; sap; sucking up saturation; drinking to excess; drunken; intoxicated; turning; reeling.”  Seba is extreme indulgence of the physical sensation.  Spiritually translated he represents uplifted thought or the enrichment of consciousness.

Havilah means, “virtual travail; encompassed; surrounded; circular; struggle of elementary life; virtue born of trial; virtue born of courage; brings forth with effort.”  In the positive it would seem that the feminine Havilah[11] would be the woman God-crowned of Revelation 12.  Negatively Havilah is animal possessions or animal magnetism.

Sabtah means, “determining motion; a turn; orbit; circuit; course of action; striking; stroke; rock.”  Sabtah is in his own orbit, he follows his own personal will.  The action of sense consciousness falls.  Spiritually he has some very good qualities if he follows Principle, he would be as strong as the Christ.

Raamah means, “moved with agitation; trembling; quaking; troubles; tossed with rage; thundering.”  Raamah is darkened ignorant thought and he makes a great show of his (seeming) power.

Sebtecha may mean, “lattice; network; snare; wreath; wreathenwork; checker.”  I find this interesting because Sebtacha, in the positive, would represent the square matrix (the Network Matrix) that John W. Doorly came up with in the 1940s based upon Mary Baker Eddy’s Textbook.  And he may also represent the Unity Matrix (with its circle) because a wreath is round.  In the negative Sebtecha would be a snare or trap.

Sons of Raamah – Sheba** (later on there is a second Sheba), Dedan

     Sheba means, “seven; cyclic fullness; completeness; fullness of times; fulfillment; an oath; a covenant.”  This is the postitive translation of Sheba, which is not really attributed to Raamah.  But I feel it is a very good translation of the name because it fits in so well with today’s Seventh Day of Love (that we now live in).  The meaning of Raamah’s son’s name is, “rest; repose; stability; equilibrium; reintegration; return to an original state; restoration; redemption.”  Some of these qualities also seem to point to the Seventh Day, or the Sabbath Day.
     “Sheba pertains to wholeness or fullness on some plane of existence.  Whether or not this thought of wholeness, of bringing to fullness and stabilization, belongs to the inner or outer man, to good or to seeming ill, depends on who the persons in the Bible named Sheba were, and on their history.  Those who were of Israel and were constructive in their activities would refer to higher and more spiritual thoughts than those who were descended from Ham and from others who were not of Israel.”[12]  From this I take it that Raamah’s son Sheba represented the wholeness of error, which really amounts to nothingness.

Dedan means, “mutual attraction; selective affinity; physical love; low.”Dedan represents the lower phase of the physical or animal attraction which would be animal magnetism.

The sixth Son of Cush (death) – Nimrod (has 4 negative *kingdoms)

Nimrod means, “self-ruling will; arbitrary sway; fallen from allegiance; insubordination; rebellion; revolution; anarchy; despotism; misrule; impiety.”  Nimrod becomes the king of Babylon and he is responsible for the Tower of Babel being built.  His four kingdoms must be places of error.

The 4 negative kingdoms of confusion (Babel) –

Genesis 10:8-10 – And Cush begat Nimrod:  he began to be a mighty one in the earth.  He was a mighty hunter before the Lord:  wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.  And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Babel means – “Babylonia; gate of Bel [Lord Baal]; confusion; chaos; vanity; nothingness.”  You cannot contact God via material methods (high towers).

Babel’s material calculus –

Erech means, “long; length; extender; prolonged; attenuated; slack; dissolute; prostrate; prostitute; in a good sense – prolonged; lasting; relaxed; health.”  The prostitute definition makes me think of the Babylonian woman from Revelation, she is the opposite of the Word-Bride.  With this kingdom (of thought) we have one living in mortal mind that is manifested upon the body as error.  Erech is really the extension of material organized religion.  This leads to Accad, with a hierarchy of five members on a Board of Directors (instead of four).

Accad means, “a castle; fortress; vantage point; highland.”  This actually sounds like a good definition, however, it is actually a protection of the physical and intellect hence it is negatively bad.  It is like the high towers of the hierarchy administrations of material organization.

Calneh means, “complete concentration; centralized ambition; a fortress.”  Calneh trusts in matter (all-in-self) instead of God (All-in-all).  This false trust is easily overthrown.  If I were to interpret Calneh as being the overthrown “Deeds of Trust” in the Church Manual what would Christian Scientists think?  It was the Board of Directors who violated the Deeds of Trust in the early 20th century.  And yes, the Field let them get by with it because they were fooled and taken in by animal magnetism (Calneh – centralized ambition of the Board of Directors).

Shinar means, “two rivers; divided stream; wholly severed; wholly cast off; divided mind; overthrow of restraint; revolution.”  These two rivers are the Tigris and the Euphrates.  There once were four rivers that met as one, one of them is now dried up.  These are, or course, the four rivers in Genesis 2.  So remember back as to what they were.  But let us think upon this.  If the divided stream (of thought) happens to relate to the Christian Science periodicals then what is it that is being divided?  It would have to be the woman’s teachings.  This division of the river of spiritual teachings has divided the Field into two camps.  There are the loyal members who are loyal to a Board of Directors with their organized religion and there are the loyal members who are loyal to Mary Baker Eddy and her system of spiritual science.

These four negative kingdoms must be translated back to four positive kingdoms.

Genesis 10:11, 12 – Out of that land went forth Asshur [son of the Second Degree Shem], and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, And Resen between Nineveh and Calah:  the same is a great city.

Ninevah means, “abode of Ninus; exterior growth; growing vigor; colonization; coordination; education of youth; handsome; agreeable.”  When Jonah came to Ninevah he was hoping that the people in the city would not change their evil ways so that God would destroy their city.  But this was not God’s plan, because the people of Ninevah were not willfully wicked; they only awaited spiritual instruction (from the Christ prophet that Jonah really represented) that would turn their attention away from the outer and material (organization of Church), to God.
     The same can be said today of the members of The Mother Church in Boston.  They are not willfully wicked when they follow the Board of Directors and cow-tow to their demands.  They just await spiritual instruction from divine Science.

Rehoboth means, “broad places; enlargements; bread lands; wide streets; market places; forums.”  Rehoboth is the reasoning plane of the divine calculus.  Rehoboth gives a sense of church business.  A forum is where public discussion takes place.  Are Christian Scientists going to be allowed to speak publicly about justice and church business, or are they going to be told to be quiet and shut up?  We must be able to speak about God and Christian Science, and about the fact that Mary Baker Eddy is the second coming of Christ, or there is no justice!

Calah means, “completed; finished; soundness; firmness; integrity; strength; balanced judgment; an ancient; an old man (wise man).”  Experience has helped bring the “old man” of Christianity to “the place, or degree of unfoldment, wherein he perceives and is willing to unify himself with his indwelling Spirit, that he may enter into true spiritual understanding and godlikeness.”[13]

And Resen is between Ninevah (spiritual growth) and Calah (righteous judgment).  Resen means, “executive power; reign of government; control from above; restraint; curbed; a bridle with bit; fountainhead.”  Resen in the city (of thought) that allows for God’s directing Mind.  Resen follows divine Principle.  A bridle with bit symbolizes the divine calculus – what truly directs man, not a Board of Directors.  Resen also represents The First Church of Christ Scientist in obedience to the estoppel clauses (“restraint; curbed”) within the Church Manual.

Sons of Mizraim (of Ham) represent seven mistakes that Romanism and material organizations (Egypt) make –

(not Mind) Ludim

(not Spirit) Anamim

(not Soul) Lehabim

(not Principle) Naphtuhim

(not Life) Pathrusim

(not Truth) Casluhim (out of whom came Philistim)

(not Love) Caphtorim.

Ludim means, “travails; strivings; physical generation; conception; pregnancies; nativity; physical birth; childbirth.”  The biggest mistake of any mainstream religion is that they believe that man is supposed to procreate through sex because God told man to go forth and multiply the earth.  But this going forth and multiplying had nothing to do with sex; it had to do with thought processes, or the creation of spiritual ideas of goodness (no evil is allowed).  Ludim does not represent the woman God-crowned or spiritual rebirth; he represents the idea presented by organized religion that man must have sex (physical generation) in order to continue the church’s existence.  Physical generation only brings about the belief in “many minds (or brains).”

Anamim means, “statues; rockmen; fountains.”  Anamim, the opposite of Spirit, represents the idolatry of personal sense.  He counterfeits the Christhood within the consciousness of man, and fountains that bring forth both bitter and sweet waters (duality).  The best example would be all the Roman Catholic statues of Saints, Jesus, the Virgin Mary, etc.  They also idolize the Pope as their Holy Father, which would be the Christ successor of Jesus.  Jesus was chosen by God as the first coming of Christ, however, he was only a man; he was not God, for he called himself the “son of God.”  The Church made Jesus God so that the Popes could be God too.

Lehabim means, “inflamed uprisings; blazing exhalations; fiery illusions; flaming; passionate; polished swords; pointed weapons.”  Matter substance (the opposite of Soul), or organized church, tries to destroy Spirit by fire (counterfeiting spiritual baptism by fire).  The Christian crusades were waged so that Christianity’s enemies were destroyed by weapon warfare.  These weapons were of swords that cut down the enemy.

Naphtuhim means, “they of Ptah; the opened; the hollow; the cavernous; the empty ones; the loosened; border people; bowmen.”  These Egyptian empty thoughts send forth quick, darting (harmful) thoughts.  Naphtuhim is the sense belief that man is subject to evil (and that evil hinders good).  It is the belief that man can be separated from God and has his own life to live in organic matter.  The bowmen of Egypt are the archers with arrows that doth wound the dove (divine Science).  What Naphtuhim really represents, in our modern world, are things like Roman Catholic curses and the dark arts of the Jesuits.  There has also been a growth in witchcraft.  I am not against white witchcraft, but I do think that Christian Science is really the only true path.

Pathrusim founded the upper kingdom of Egypt (which was actually in the South).  Pathrusim founded the false sense of Christianity.  He represents material organization of corporeal life.

Casluhim means, “tried for atonement; expiatory trials; forgiveness of sins; hopes of life; fortified.”  Casluhim is the belief that fallen man must be tested and put through trials before he can gain the kingdom of heaven.
     The Roman Catholic Church set up Confession in order that “one’s sins may be forgiven.”  However, sin is only forgiven when it is given up or forsaken.  Atonement comes to man when he understands the Truth about his relationship with God, that man has have never been separated from God.

Caphtorim means, “converters; converts.”  Many churches have groups of people that volunteer to go out and try to convert people to their religion because they feel (without any doubt) that their church is the one true Church that God created.  However, the easiest way to gain converts is simply to “Love thy neighbor.”  To Love unconditionally and have no judgment about how the other person is living.  To be able to demonstrate Christian Science is the ONLY WAY to gain converts.  If the Christian Science practitioners are refusing to take patients because of the “little love in their hearts” then they are not going to be healing anyone and the Church will loose members.
     Why is it that when someone calling a Christian Science practitioner for help, that they would rather ask the patient multiple questions (given to them by the Board of Directors) rather than just heal them?
     When Mary Baker Eddy took on a patient she never asked them (like today’s practitioners do) if they were taking medicine or vitamins, or if they were attending church services, or reading their Bible Lessons on a daily bases!  So why are these things so important to Christian Science practitioners today?

Sons of Canaan – Sidon, Heth, Jebusite, Amorite, Girgasite, Hivite, Arkite, Sinite, Arvadite, Zemarite, Hamathite

Sidon means, “lier-in-wait; providing, i.e., as for a journey; catching of fish; fishery; fishing; hunter; traper; beast of prey.”  Sidon represents animal ideas in consciousness, or animal magnetism of mortal mind.

Heth means, “sundered; broken; weakened; destroyed; filled with fear; dismayed; terrified; confounded.”  Heth is fear, terror, dread, a resistance to Truth; it is a belief that error (matter) has power.

Jebusite means, “of or belonging to Jebus – trodden down; trampled under foot; a threshing floor; conquered; subjected; utterly subdued; laid waste; contemptuous; profaned; polluted.”  Jebusite is a belief in the reality of physical sense.

Amorite means, “dweller of the summits; mountaineers; highlander.”  He is a belief in race inheritance (a result of sex).  This type of belief is only overcome by spiritual baptism by fire (the Holy Ghost).  Amorite is the subjective and objective acceptance that the generation of mortal man is what is elevated to the heights.  This is promoted by his religion.

Girgasite means, “of or belonging to that which is dense; condensed; palpable; marshy ground.”  Girgasite represents the very material state of thought of the Adam man.  His consciousness is not established in Truth.  This type of consciousness can only lead to death.

Hivite means, “animation; physical existence; life born of effort; beastiality; wickedness; villager; midlander.”  He represents the physical and carnal in a man, that which sides with animal magnetism and fights Truth.

Arkite means, “fugitive; blind passions; brutish appetites; a tusk.”  He represents a thought pertaining to the carnal consciousness in man, and this thought can only be hate.

Sinite means, “clayey; muddy; miry; hateful passions; bloody dispositions; bloodshed; rage; combat.”  He most definitely is rooted to the Adam man of the red clay matrix.

Arvadite means, “avarice; plunder; piracy.”  Arvadite represents that which is willing to take that which does not belong to him and he is willing to break the law (blasphemy) to do it.

Zemarite means, “that which exceeds the limits of moral authority; hunger for dominion; thirst for power; despot; tyrant; rebel.”  Zemarite belongs to the “mind of the flesh.”  He is what lies behind the material organization with its ecclesiastical despotism.  Zemarite represents the opposite of the city of our God.

Hamathite means, “enclosed; defense; heated; passionate; excited.”  Hamathite has confidence in matter instead of Spirit.

Genesis 10:19 – And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.

Sidon – a great increase of ideas in the animal phase of thought

Gerar – a halting place in the physical

Gaza – strength on a purely sense or physical plane

Sodom – concealed or obscure tyrannical thought or habit of man

Gomorrah – a tyrannical state of mind in man that is adverse to the law of Spirit

     Since Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed later on during Abraham’s sojourn I want to take a closer look at them.  It is interesting that both of these cities have to do with tyranny.  Tyrannical means, “characterized by oppressive, unjust, or arbitrary behavior or control:  despotic.” (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary)  So it is this false type of government (like that found in tyrannical governments or in ecclesiastical despotic church governments) that God really destroys.  Notice that Gomorrah is adverse to the law of Spirit – or the Spirit of the Law – the Arch Covenant brought during the second coming of Christ with the angel of Revelation 10.
     Most people feel that these two cities were destroyed because of the homosexuals found within the city.  Paul Smillie writes about homosexuality in his biography on Mary Baker Eddy.  What he means by his use of the term is that the male homosexuals of The Mother Church hate Womanhood, they hate Mary Baker Eddy and they did all they could to take away her estate and they do all they can to destroy her place in Bible prophecy.  Having said this, could it be this type of homosexuality that the Bible is speaking of needing to be destroyed?  I think it is.

Admah – a seeming strength and merciless sureness of the death thought and condition that enter into man’s experience as the result of his carnal, material, adverse thoughts and activities

Zeboim – ravenous appetites, sensual passions, the wild-beast nature, holding away in the sub-consciousness wars against the Spirit

Lasha – representative of the subconscious substance and life in man, ruled over and actuated by various phases of the subjective carnal, sensual mind

Genesis 10:20 – These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

Generations of Noah beginning with the Second Degree of moral transitional qualities

Genesis 10:21 – Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

Sons of Shem –

Elam means, “hidden; concealed; remote time; eternal; everlasting; fully developed; a young man; puberty.”

Asshur means, “a step; level ongoing; straightforward; observation of laws.”

Arphaxad means, “son of Shem; a tribe east of the Tigris near Elam and Asshur in the north of Assyria.”

Lud means, “desire to bring forth; generative power; conception; pregnancy; travail; striving; emanating; bringing forth; creation; nativity; birth.”  Lud represents the woman God-crowned.

Aram means, “highlands; high; exalted.”  He represents the intellectual understanding that must give way to spiritual understanding.

Sons of Aram –

Uz means, “substantial; growing might; formative power; concentration; purpose; plan; impression; imagination; fertility; counsel; advising; consulting; making firm; fixing; hardness.”

Hul means, “circle; circling; turning about; whirling; ecstasy; joy; attending; resolving; hoping; placing faith; turning away; desolation; writhing; travail; sorrow; pain; trembling; fear; terror.”

Gether means, “abundance pressed out; reciprocal increase; vale of trial [the belief that one must work hard to make a living].”

Mash means, “pressing out by contractile force; pressing out of fruits; harvest of fruits.”  This presents the results of spiritual demonstration.

The son of Arphaxad is Salah.  Shem is the third son of Noah, Arphaxad is the third son of Shem, and Salah is the first son of Arphaxad.  With this we get the tones of Soul as Soul as Mind.

The son of Salah –

Eber means, “passed over; come over; overcome; on the other side; beyond; region beyond; beyond the world; ultra mundane; a shoot.”  Eber represents the pass over of the Hebrews while in Egypt with Moses.  It is the time that death passed over their homes.  Death, on the other hand, is called “the other side.”  But what is it supposed to be the other side of, the other side of life?

Sons of Eber (in his life the earth was divided) –

Peleg means, “moral distinction; separation through grace; distinction of principle; cleaving; cutting in two; dividing; separating a water course; channel; canal.”  Peleg begins to recognize his spiritual being, and his name certainly brings out the tone of Spirit.

Joktan means, “extreme attenuation; that which is diminished; that which is made small; lessened; slight; thin; little; of little concern; a manifest lessening, i. e., of evil.”  In homeopathic medicine the attenuation occurs after a chemical element is placed into a liquid and shaken up.  This becomes the medicine.  However, the matter (which is shaken and becomes diminished) begins to disappear while the mental activity of the doctor increases hence matter becomes impotent while mind becomes the powerful factor in the medicine.

The 13 Arab tribes of Jaktan prefigure the 13 tribes of Israel (in the book of Numbers)

Sons of Joktan (when matter decreases and the spiritual increases) –

Almodad means, “incommensurate; immeasurable; measure of God; agitated; the agitator.”  Negatively Almodad represents the wandering Arabians that are the unsettled and unproductive thoughts in man.  Spiritually Almodad would be the Holy Grail of God.  The agitation of Joktan’s medicine casts out matter with its acceptance of Spirit.

Sheleph means, “reaction; reflection; refraction; emission; extraction; drawing out; plucking; gathering.”  Sheleph is a working out from within man’s consciousness, of the spiritual in man for greater expression in and through the individual.  Again, the “drawing out” of the material from Joktan’s medicine is a purification process.

Hazarmaveth means, “village of death; court of death.”  Hazarmaveth is a strong belief in death.  Its conception of justice (court) is always on the negative, condemnation, and destructive side.  Spiritually speaking, however, Hazarmaveth could really only condemn and put to death that which is not real.

Jerah means, “compassionate; radiation; radiating brother; he will breathe; he will become inspired; he will have sweet breath; moon; lunar month.”  Jerah is light and understanding and presents the idea of brotherly love radiating throughout the world.  Because he is of the “moon” we get the sense of Principle’s Forth Day with its lesser light.  I would place him on the wheel in the position of the Word as Science.

Hadoram means, “(is) high; highly ornamental; powerful; pompous; majestic.”  He is rooted to Hadar (sharp; quick; might; force; hidden principle).  Hadoram represents the lifting up of the outer, sense mind of man that counterfeits the Christ Mind.  The Christ is the true King within man’s conscious thought.  Jesus came in the Fifth Day of Life.

Uzal means, “sympathetic communication; carried rapidly to an object; constant progression; continual going forth; divine spark; purifying fire; purified air.”

Diklah means, “palm tree; palm grove; ethereal lightness.”  Diklah is victory, triumph, and illumination (Love).  The Palm Leaves of Salvation are the pages of the Christian Science Textbook.

Obal means, “extreme attenuation of matter; uncovered; stripped; bare; naked barren.”  This gives us the sense of Joktan’s medicine washing away the Adam dream that man is naked (a material being).

Abimael means, “a father from God; (my) father from God; father of Mael; father of abundance.”  Is the father made from a material father or the one spiritual God?

Sheba** is of the number seven, which is Love.

Ophir means, “a final state; fulfillment of an elementary principle; purity; nobility; riches; refined gold; pure gold; gold coast; land of gold; ashes; baseness.”  When the divine Mind (the gold) truly reigns in man’s consciousness the carnal (that which is unreal) becomes ashes (dust to dust).

Havilah*

Jobab means, “celestial jubilation; shout of joy; fullness of joy; welling; shout of rejoicing; trumpet call of victory; desert; howling of wild beasts; wail of tribulation.”  Jobab represents dominion over error and rejoicing of Truth.

Genesis 10:29, 30 – And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east.  These are the sons of Shem, after their families, after their tongues, in their lands, after their nations.

     The land of Mesha means the place of the harvest of spiritual fruits; heaped-up; fullness of being; refuge; withdrawal; departure; deliverance; salvation; freedom.  Prayer and faith raises man up to salvation (Science and Health).  Sephar, means, “spiritual travail; meditating; numbering; recounting; remembering; narrating; engraving; writing; scroll; sacred writings; book; scribe.”  A mount (the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth) in the east (the Christ), represents the within (capstone head-hub), the mountain high plain of thought, or even perhaps a pain of glass, with a window.  Could then, this land represent the book itself and the one Church (on the eastern coast of the United States) that is a tribute to God’s scribe, Mary Baker Eddy?  I think so.

Genesis 31 – These are the families of the sons of Noah, after their generations, in their nations:  and by these were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.

Genesis 11:1 – And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

     For all spoke Christian Science.

Genesis 11:2 – And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar [two rivers; divided stream; etc.]; and they dwelt there.

     It is because they live in a place of duality that they are fooled into building the tower.

Genesis 11:3 – And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.  And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

Genesis 11:4 – And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 11:5, 6 – And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.  And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Genesis 11:7 – Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

Genesis 11:8 – So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth:  and they left off to build the city.

Genesis 11:9 – Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth:  and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Genesis 11:10, 11 – These are the generations of Shem:  Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood.  And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

Shem is the Second Degree lineage that Jesus Christ eventually comes from.


[1] S&H 476:28-477:8

[2] All of the italicized quote definitions are from The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary.

[3] TMPD

[4] TMBD

[5] This conscious thought only seems new to the carnally minded, but it is man’s original consciousness that he is remembering.

[6] S&H 594:14

[7] S&H 587:21

[8] This would explain Goliath.

[9] S&H 598:27

[10] Ibid

[11] The name of the third daughter in Fiddler on the Roof is Havilah.

[12] TMBD

[13] TMBD

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