The Book of Origin – Chapter 5

by MJSmith

Chapter 5 – Isaac the Christ Son and his Bride

     Isaac represents the Christ Son.  Right off, in Genesis 23, his mother Sarah dies.  She is supposed to be 127 years old.  Because Abraham sacrificed his material viewpoint on what fatherhood was, and came to terms that God is the only Father, the only Source of Life there is, and at the same time he gave up the idea of having a corporeal son, for God’s Christ is the only son, then the next step is the giving up of the corporeal motherhood that tends to smother the children.  It is with this idea that the Son is able to give up his Mother Church and become independent enough to take a wife – the Bride Word.
     Abraham buries Sarah in the cave of Machpelah (double), a new family burial ground that is purchased from the sons of Heth.  Heth (sundered) is a descendant of Ham.  Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and their wives will all be buried in the cave of Machpelah.  All that ever dies and is buried is dualistic thought, the double-belief in male-female parentage.  This dualism is no part of the developing spiritual idea, so it must be sundered and buried.
     Isaac, the Bridegroom, stands for pure spiritual revelation, like the original revelation of Christian Science described in “Science, Theology, Medicine.”  This sixth chapter from the Textbook “is based on the Pauline teaching regarding all true revelation, namely, that ‘the gospel which was preached of me is not after man’ (S&H 107).”[1]

The Christ in the tone of Christianity

The 3rd minor star – Pomegranates Keystone – “Physiology”

     In this tone the bride must be found for Isaac, the Lamb of God.  Christ represents the head Bridegroom, while Christianity (that which follows the Christ) represents the body Bride-Church.  Her name, in this instance, is Rebekah.  Rebekah means, “noose, to bind, to tie.”  This may seem like an odd definition, but the name actually does symbolized the old marriage custom where a rope would be tied around the bride and groom’s hands during the wedding ceremony.  This was most recently demonstrated on the final episode (of the sixth season) of Doctor Who (in The Wedding of River Song).  The Doctor used his bow tie to tie around his hand and River’s hand.  It was most symbolic in that it represented the Arch (Bow) Covenant.
     Abraham’s servant goes back to Abraham’s homeland to find a wife for Isaac.  It is the serving sense of the Christ that goes forth to find the Bride for the Bridegroom.  The main reason why Isaac does not leave is because he dwells with his father Abraham.  “He is that aspect of Christ, the Son, who in the words of Science and Health, dwells ‘forever…in the bosom of God’ (S&H 29:26).  Isaac himself does not go forth to find a bride:  his bride is brought to him by that complementary aspect of the same Christ-idea which, in the service of the Father, goes forth from and returns to the Father.”[2]
     The bride represents all of humanity, which the Christ-idea draws to itself, and to which it is thereby wedded.

Bride.  Purity and innocence, conceiving man in the idea of God; a sense of Soul, which has spiritual bliss and enjoys but cannot suffer.

Bridegroom.  Spiritual understanding [the Third Degree]; the pure consciousness that God, the divine Principle, creates man as His own spiritual idea, and that God is the only creative power.”[3]  Notice the definition says “God is the ONLY creative power.”  This being said, how can man create man through carnal sex?

     In the seventh chapter “Physiology” we get this marriage relationship of Christ to Christianity, or the Son to the bride, which is the reality behind the physiological relationship of brain to body (going back to Genesis 3 is represented as Adam and Eve).
     Eliezer “God my helper” takes an oath (testifies) with Abraham, “Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh [testicles]:  And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:  But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.” (Gen. 24:2-4)  Now, the Bible is not speaking of inbreeding here.  What is going on is that Abraham needs his Christ son to wed the same type of spiritual thoughts that are found within his own consciousness there must not be strange thoughts (Canaanites) brought back to be united with Isaac’s thought process.

Genesis 24:5 – And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land:  must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?

Genesis 24:6-8 – And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.  The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.  And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath:  only bring not my son thither again.

Genesis 24:9 – And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

     The servant thought takes ten of Abraham’s camels (ten camels – infinite royalty) and left, “for all the goods of his master were in his hand:  and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.”[4]  I feel that Mesopotamia “middle land” represents the Second Degree.  He goes to where the darkness is being pierced by spiritual enlightenment.
     Once there he makes the ten camels kneel down outside the city by a well of water in the evening (beginning of a new day).  It was at this time that the women would go out of the city to draw water (divine sustenance).  And the servant thought prays to God, “I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.”[5]
     When the word “behold” is used in this scripture it is presenting a change in viewpoint, this time to what the servant is seeing.  “Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:  And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also:  let the same be she that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.”[6]
     And it was before he had even finished speaking that Rebekah came out with her pitcher upon her shoulder (a capacity for bearing a task).  She “was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her:  and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.  And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.  And she said, Drink, my lord:  and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.  And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.”[7]
     Not only did she give the servant drink but the ten camels as well, which would not be an easy task.  And the “man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not.”[8]

Genesis 24:22-26 – And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold; And said, Whose daughter art thou?  tell me, I pray thee:  is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in?  And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.  She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.  And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord.

     She ran to her own house to tell them of what had happened, and her brother Laban is there and runs out to the man at the well.  Laban means, “white; clean; pure; gentle; clear; transparent; shining; glorious; noble.”  And the servant comes and is taken into their home.  The camels are also given a place to be.  But the servant will not eat until he has told them about his errand.  “I am Abraham’s servant.  And the Lord hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great:  and he hath given him flocks and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.  And Sarah my master’s wife bare a son to my master when she was old:  and unto him hath he given all that he hath.  And my master made me swear, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I dwell:  But thou shalt go unto my father’s house, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son.  And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me.  And he said unto me, The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house:  Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath.  And I came this day unto the well and said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go:  Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; And she say to me, Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels: let the same be the woman whom the Lord hath appointed out for my master’s son.  And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder and she went down unto the well, and drew water:  and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.  And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also:  so I drank, and she made the camels drink also.  And I asked her, and said, Whose daughter art thou?  And she said, The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bare unto him:  and I put the earring upon her face, and the bracelets upon her hands.  And I bowed down my head, and worshipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master’s brother’s daughter unto his son.  And now if we will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me:  and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.”[9]
     Well, Laban and Bethuel both agree that Rebekah can be taken as wife, and the servant worships God, and he gives Rebekah jewels of silver, gold, and raiment, and he also gave Laban and their mother precious things.  These precious things and jewels are symbols of divine ideas.  Then they eat and drink.
     The following morning the servant wants to get under way, however, they want Rebekah to stay longer, at least ten days.  But the servant asks not to be hindered because God had prospered his way.  Then they called for Rebekah to see what she would say about going with the man.  And she agrees to go.

ten  associated with kingship, infinite power, the wonders of the world, beginning, originality, perfection, completeness, finality, the androgyne, marriage, spiritual achievement, the totality of the universe, order, the angel Lumiel; multiplication of the powers of one, which see; the ten sibyls, the Ten Commandments, the Ten Plagues of Egypt, the ten faithful disciples, the ten wicked brothers of Joseph, the ten virgins (five wise, five foolish), the ten servants of Joshua, etc., kabala wealth”[10]

Genesis 24:59-60 –And they sent away Rebekah their sister, and her nurse, and Abraham’s servant, and his men.  And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.

     Now, I find it interesting that this is the first time that we hear that the servant has men.  I think this just means that the servant man now has his own serving ideas.
     Rebekah takes with her damsels (Rebekah’s own serving ideas), and they rode upon the camels, and followed the servant man.

Genesis 24:62-67 – And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country.  And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide:  and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.  And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.  For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us?  And the servant had said, It is my master:  therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.  And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done.  And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her:  and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
     “‘And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent…and she became his wife; and he loved her:  and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.’  Here, in the Isaac saga, we find the germ of the idea finally presented in Revelation, that in the course of man’s spiritual development, the concept of mother is replaced by bride.  The corresponding symbols in the Church of Christ, Scientist, are those of Mother and branch.  That which spiritually births us becomes our universal body, or bride.

The Christ in the tone of Science

The 4th minor star – the Concord Grapevine Keystone – “Footsteps of Truth”

     After this Abraham takes another wife, and her name is Keturah.  And she gives Abraham six sons and seven grandsons, and three great grandsons.  The total of which amounts to sixteen (a divine calculus matrix).  Keturah means, “incense; fragrant smoke; fragrance; perfume; aloe-wood.”  She is the process of transmuting the animalistic mortal for the purer realization of Truth, that man is God’s image and likeness.  She is the aspiration of the sense-soul for a higher bodily attainment.

The #1 son:
Zimran means, “celebrated in song; sung; song; music; chant; jubilee; singer; dancer; leaper; mountain sheep; gazelle.”    Zimran is a positive expression of joy, harmony, and grace; the first conscious result of a union of the awakening faith in the individual (Abraham) with the aspiration of the sense-soul for a higher bodily attainment (Keturah).

The #2 son:
     Jokshan means, “fowler; snarer; one who enmeshes; adversary; insidious; harsh; offensive; hard; difficult.”  Jokshar is a sly, treacherous, deceitful tendency of finite sense (mortal mind) of man.  What lies behind Jokshar is the snare that sexual intercourse is God’s way of creating man.  Positively Jokshan represents a weaver, that which is able to web together a spiritual matrix system.

The #3 son:
     Medan means, “contention; striving; judgment; righteousness; greatly enlarged; fully extended.”  Negatively speaking, Medan is that which tends to argue with (objects to) his own spiritual being.  Spiritually speaking, Medan is that which judges rightly and is able to give Christian Science treatments.

The #4 son:
     Midian means, “rule; government; judgment; subjugation; striving; contending; pleading; strife; contention.”  Midian has a certain sense of dominion, as the man of the Sixth Day of Truth is described, however, he seems to be opposed to his real spiritual being and experiences discordant thoughts, jealousies, etc.  As with his brother Medan, we get a type of mortal mindedness that objects to its own spiritual being.  Midian is the type of man that follows and believes in ecclesiastical despotism government.  However, if it gives into Principle (God) then he is governed correctly and judges righteously.

The #5 son:
     Ishbak means, “leaving; forsaking; freeing; emptying; exhausting.”  Ishbak is divided thought (tree of knowledge of good and evil) that the Arabian nations follow.  Positively if man leaves and forsakes mortal minded belief systems, religions, etc. he becomes free, has no more error to contend with.

The #6 son:
     Shuah means, “a sinking down, i.e., as in the mud; settling down; bowed down, i.e., the mind or soul; despair; depressed; depression; pit.”  An exceedingly depressed downcast state of thought belonging to the Adam man.  Positively Shuah would be the humbled man bowing down (being humble) to the Christ Truth.

Jokshan’s sons:
     (2A) Sheba means, “rest; repose stability; equilibrium; reintegration; return to an original state; restoration; redemption.”  Jokshan presents a sense of Soul.
     (2B) Dedan means, “mutual attraction; selective affinity; physical love; low.”  Physical and animal attractions and affections are not of God, nor do they have anything to do with Love.  Man must give up this unselfish type of love (lust) and seek the pure affections belonging to spiritual Love (which is unconditional).

Dedan’s sons:
     (2B1) Asshurim means, “mighty ones; dwellers of the plain; liers in wait.”  Asshurim represents the physical outer way of personal sense that tries to ambush man into believing that his mortal minded persona is one of the mighty ones (one of the gods).  Because in believe he is one of these gods (one of many minds) and it is right and correct to procreate man through sexual intercourse.
     (2B2) Letushim means, “hammered; forged; sharpened; sharp; stern; oppressing; forbidding; threatening.”  Letushim is the working out of mortal mind via hard experiences because he believes that lust is love.
     (2B3) Leummim means, “peoples; nations; multitudes; no water; without water.”  Great increase and multiplication of thoughts in consciousness must be spiritual (with water).  Being that Leummim believes in mortal procreation with sex to create the peoples, nations, and multitudes leads to only physical tendencies.  If he is thirsty (without water or without Spirit) then he must give up the material procreation belief and seek out the spiritual teachings of Christian Science.

Midian’s sons [Five Directors?]:
     (4A) Ephah means, “covered, as with the wings of a fowl; brooded; overcast; darkened; gloom; weak; weary; languid; faint.”  What Ephah represents is the smothering of material motherhood (or material organized religion) that tends to govern with despotic control.
     (4B) Epher means, “light; quick; etheral; young hart; gazelle; young deer; young calf.”  The animal plane of consciousness when guided by the Christ (hart, gazelle, deer, calf) becomes enlightened, swift, active, and spiritual.  But when governed by ecclesiastical despotism it can only remain on the plain of animal magnetism.
     (4C) Hanoch means, “founded; centralized; arrested; straitened; a song of the soul; instructed; initiated; dedicated.”  Centralized authority must be founded upon the spiritual teachings of the Christ Scientist not upon ecclesiastical despotism.  When this is done then entrance into a higher consciousness, than has been known and experienced before, takes place.
     (4D) Abida means, “father of knowledge, i.e., knowing; father of wisdom; father of understanding.”  Abida is the belief that knowledge comes through the senses (corporeal fatherhood).  The judgment of the five senses, based upon outer appearances, produces discordant thoughts, jealousies, and so on, hence its knowledge, knowing, wisdom, and understanding are false.  The belief that a Pope (father) can have such understanding just because he claims to be Christ’s successor does not make it so and leads the Church into ecclesiastical despotism.  Abida seems to correlate with the Roman Catholic Church.
     (4E) Eldaah means, “whom God has called; invocation of God; knowledge of God; God of understanding; wisdom of God.”  A central thought (of sense) responds in measure to the quickening presence of Spirit.  It perceives that God is the source of understanding, yet it does not bring forth definite fruit in consciousness (Eldaah will not demonstrate Christian Science).  Eldaah seems to correlate with the Mother Church of Boston; those that follow a personal sensed Board of Directors instead of their Revered Leader Mary Baker Eddy.  The true sense of Eldaah understands that Mary Baker Eddy is the one “whom God has called.”

Genesis 25:5 – And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

     And Abraham, the idea behind true Fatherhood (Life), gave All-in-all to Isaac, the Christ Son, for there is no other Son to inherit.  Isaac is spiritually separated from all the other seven corporeal sons.  This reveals Isaac’s absolute, unassailable position.  He typifies the universality of the pure Christ-idea as the Father’s only begotten Son.
     “Textually, the tone of Christ in the aspect of Science seems a slender one.  It becomes apparent however when we read that, despite Abraham’s marriage to Keturah, and the birth in consequence of [six] more sons, Abraham gives all that he has unto his beloved Isaac.  We are reminded of the father in the parable of the prodigal, who says to the son that remains in his house: ‘Son [the Christ Son], thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine’ (Luke 15:31).”[11]  However, another reason why Isaac is the one Son that inherits all from his father is the fact that his mother IS Sarah, the free woman.  Abraham’s other two wives are rooted to material bondage.

Genesis 25:6 – But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

     The sons of the coveted sexual relationships receive only gifts (faculty, some type of power, quality, talent, attribute).  These sons are sent away from Isaac because mortal mind at this point must be separated from the Christ.  Abraham and Isaac dwell with the Christ-Mind, or the Mind that is the Christ (in the east).  Because Isaac is the second Son he represents Spirit and the action of Spirit is always that which separates.

Genesis 25:7 – And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years [175 years].

     These 175 years when divided by 25 (5 x 5 or Life times Life) equal the number 7.  So Abraham’s days are really the seven days spoken of in Genesis 1-2:3.

Genesis 25:8-10 – Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.  And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre; The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth:  there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

     Abraham gives up his personal sense identity (the ghost).  It is only to physical sense that he died in a good old age.

Genesis 25:11 – And it came to pass after the death of Abraham, that God blessed his son Isaac; and Isaac dwelt by the well Lahairoi.

     Now we come to a different topic, the generations of the Egyptian-Arabian tribes.

Genesis 25:12 – Now these are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham:

     Before Esau and Jacob can be born we must have the cultivation of Ishmael’s twelve prince (Principled) sons presented in their wheel matrix.  It is only religious dogma that expects God to hear man’s every word.  Man, however, is to listen and obey God’s Word!  In Truth, Ishmael is the “understanding of God” or Science itself.

The (absolute) Word as the (relative) Word – The Bible Keystone – “Prayer”
     Nebajoth means, “prominences; heights; cultivation of the soil; husbandry; fruitfulness; germinations; prophetic utterances; inspired words.”  True prayer is inspired words and prophetic utterances.  We must spiritually translate the mud of Adam into the soil of the wheel (cult) of divine Science (with its twelve stars for the woman’s crown) and absolute Christian Science (with its twelve Christ Keystone images from Window of the Open Book).  This must be brought down into the relative (subjective) with Christian Science.

The (absolute) Christ as the (relative) Word – The Woman God-crowned Keystone – “Animal Magnetism Unmasked”
     Kedar means, “turbid; dirty; dusky; dark-colored; dark-skinned; obscured; overcast; black; mournful; sorrowful.”  Kedar eventually falls, even though in its beginning it is prosperous in bringing forth true substance.  It falls because it is darkened by animal magnetism in regards to the absolute Truth about the woman God-crowned of Revelation 12.  For she is the angel of Revelation 10 who descends to earth (to the relative) from heaven (the absolute) in a cloud (being obscured) with “a little book open.”

Christianity (in the absolute) as the (relative) Word – The Lord and Lamb Keystone – “Creation”
     Adbeel means, “yearning for God; languishing for God; disciplined of (for) God; miracle of God.”  Adbeel is a thought that seems to be the offspring of the sense or flesh mind (false creation), but in reality it is inspired by Spirit and found to be the spiritual ideal (of true creation).  It (the Lamb) longs for God (the Lord), for something higher and better than matter.  Education and training is not always recognized as coming from God.  The divine law and working with the true creation brings about the (relative) man spoken of in Genesis 1, who has (absolute) dominion.  [Editor’s note:  I feel that the Lord found in the Keystone window can either be thought of as being God (even though God has not material body) and the Lamb as being Jesus for the first coming of Christ advent or thought of as being Jesus as Lord (for the Bridegroom) and the Lamb would be Mary Baker Eddy (for the Bride) for the second coming of Christ advent.]

The (absolute) Word as the (relative) Christ – Madonna and Child Keystone – “Atonement and Eucharist”
     Mibsam means, “having good smell; aromatic; fragrant; sweet odor; delightful; pleasant.”  Mibsam is the Christ child that smells good (of Spirit) and his fragrance suggests that joys are his spiritual reality.  Negatively he represents a ruling belief of mortal mind that things of Spirit (God) are hard to understand and therefore unattainable, but God and man are of the At-one-mental Being.  (The relative) man may always commune with (the absolute) Mother-God (the one true Madonna).

The (absolute) Christ as the (relative) Christ – Oil Lamp Keystone – “Science, Theology, Medicine”
     Mishma means, “a hearing; hearkening; report; rumor; flame; call; declaration; summon; answering; obeying.”  Mishma is a receptive, attentive, and obedient attitude in the (absolute) subjective consciousness and (relative) objective (sense) consciousness of the individual.  Mishma represents the Womanhood that places the leaven in the three measures of meal – “Science, Theology, Medicine.”  She, the angel, is receiving and expressing God’s divine message, Revelation of Science that is God’s Truth.  Mishma is the flame that is ever lit in the Oil Lamp in Mother’s Room.

Christianity (in the absolute) as the (relative) Christ – The Palmleaves of Salvation Keystone – “Science of Being”
     Dumah means, “mute; dumb; silence; land of silence, i.e., Sheol; a tomb.”  Dumah is the belief that death takes place because man trespasses upon the law and is full of sin.  However, Christianity (in the absolute) is the palmleaves (pages) of Salvation (Science and Health) presenting the Science of Being making it clear that God’s real man (relative Christ) is sinless and has never fallen from grace.    Through praise and prayer, which is based upon the Christ, man rises out of the sin-and-death theology.

The (absolute) Word as Christianity (in the relative) – Southern Cross of Calvary Keystone – “Marriage”
     Massa means, “burden; bearer; porter; a lifting up, i.e., of the voice, of the soul; song; singing; divine declaration; oracle; prophecy; proverb; a speech; a discourse.”  Massa represents the fruit of thoughts (the absolute Word) of the natural man at work in the flesh (relative).  He ushers in a new element of thought of prophecy and the physical body will ultimately be lifted up and saved alive.  Massa’s burden, that he must bear, is the cross of his belief in a material persona, the false belief that he must marry a woman in order to be a complete being.  God is already his spouse, and it is God that he must realize that he is married to.

The (absolute) Christ as Christianity (in the relative) – Pomegranates Keystone – “Physiology”
     Hadar means, “sharp; quick; vehement; might; force; power; majesty; glory; splendor; joyous; rejoicing.”  Hadar’s intellectualism (physical being) governs, however, with every (relative) expression of intelligence or understanding there exists the (absolute) hidden Principle of all light (Love), all wisdom (Mind), and all knowledge (Science).

Christianity (in the absolute) as Christianity (in the relative) – Harvested Wheat Keystone – “Some Objections Answered”
     Tema means, “south; southern quarter; on the right side, i. e., when facing east; sunny; good fortune; prosperity; abundance; good-faith; firm; faithful.”  Tema is an abundant substance and life, firmness, faithfulness, and Truth, within his (relative) subconscious.  The cardinal point for Christianity is the south, so Tema rightly fits into this section of the matrix.  The Christian must always face toward the Christ (East), however, it is most interesting that the Harvested Wheat Keystone is indeed in the southern quarter and on the right side of Window of the Open Book.
     What good is our faithfulness if our (absolute) inner consciousness has objections (in the relative)?  These objections must be answered within us before we can have the same type of faith (which is steadfast) that Abraham has.

The (absolute) Word as Science (in the relative) – Golden Shores of Love Keystone – “Christian Science versus Spiritualism”
     Jetur means, “inclosure; encircled; nomadic; encampment; border; fence; boundary; pillar; cairn; rock; mountain range; that which keeps within bounds, i. e., in good order.”  Jeture represents ideas behind authorized literature and ecclesiastical despotism’s outer rules and regulations that know nothing of true spiritual freedom and guidance.  What good is the Word of God if it is taken out of its absolute context?  If this is done then it has no working Science in the relative.
     Jetur also represents the belief in spiritualism, the belief that matter (material organization) can hold Mind, Spirit, and Soul as prisoner within its corporeal shell.
     Spiritually translated Jetur must represent the city foursquare of divine Science.  I also love the definition of mountain range, as Revelation is composed of the mountain range matrix system.  So, in Truth, Jetur represents the United, Paramount, and Network (pillar or column) Matrix structures “in good order.”

The (absolute) Christ as (the relative) Science – Concord Grapevine Keystone – “Footsteps of Truth”
     Naphish means, “recreated; refreshed; reinspired; animated; living; breathing; rational; soul; mind; spirit.”  Naphish is the very breath of life of animation and inspiration (wine), either consciously or unconsciously.  The first Church of (the absolute) Christ (as the relative) Scientist, in Concord, New Hampshire, is a symbol of the city foursquare.  Each of us must individually travel up the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth with the “Footsteps of Truth.”

Christianity (in the absolute) as Science (in the relative) – The Big Dipper Keystone – “Christian Science Practice”
     Kedemah means, “eastern; toward the east; Orient; going before; precedence; the first; principle; ancient; eternal; immutable; that which exceeds all limits.”  Kedemah must follow the (absolute) discipline of “Christian Science Practice” (which becomes manifested in the relative).  When he does, the inner (true being) of man, divine Principle, which exists forever, man’s true spirit or Christ-self will be realized as the Son of Man (in Revelation 1) who holds the seven stars in his hand.
     The following aspect of Kedemah helps explain Jacob’s life experience and why he does get Esau’s birthright and Isaac’s blessing.  “The first man is of earth [Esau], earthly:  the second man [Jacob] is [absolute] of heaven [Israel].  God, Spirit, and the Christ, who is man’s true inner self [Israel], are first [the first]; otherwise the outer [relative-objective] man [Esau] could not be.  In outer expression and manifestation, however, the physical man [Esau] appears to come first [be born first], and he seems to run the full gamut of experience in the outer consciousness before he finally turns about and begins to find God, Spirit, his true source and sustenance.”[12]
     Ishmael lives 137 years, and “his people dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt, as thou goest toward Assyria.”[13]

[1] From Genesis to Revelation; by W. Gordon Brown, p. 77

[2] Ibid (also read John 12:32)

[3] S&H 582:14-20

[4] Genesis 24:10

[5] Ibid, verse 12

[6] Ibid, verse 14

[7] Ibid, verses 16-19

[8] Ibid, verse 21

[9] Genesis 24:34-49

[10] Symbolism A Comprehensive Dictionary; by Steven Olderr

[11] From Genesis to Revelation; by W. Gordon Brown, p. 77

[12] The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary

[13] Genesis 25:18