Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tohubohu - When Time Goes Topsy-Turvy


Tohubohu (תהו ובהו) is a Biblical Hebrew phrase found in the Masoretic Text of Genesis 1:2 that describes the condition of the earth before God started the creation process. Any translation attempt only proves ambiguous, as the phrase is a Hebrew assonance, or the repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences. As such, translations include: formless and empty, without form and void, unformed and desolate, ect. This phase is comprised of two Hebrew words, תוהו tohuw (to'-hoo) and בוהו bohuw (bo'-hoo), which is were the Westerinzed phrase originates and is exclusivily dirived from the standard Strong's Concordance entries. The actual phrase is תהו ובהו which is transliterated best as tohu va bohu(To·hu va·Bo·hu). Upon close inspection you can planely see the origin or the wordplay. Here God plays with the letter vav, rearraging it in the second word. In this second Hebrew word He actually made the vav a prefix, thereby either denoting the articals "and or but" or changing the past tense to future tense or vice versa. This is where things get prophetic. You see Hebrew is both very simplistic, most words being only 4 letters long, and very complicated due to the fact it has no vowels. The Rabbis are left out in the cold to decide for themselves as to what God actually ment when He said any given word or phrase.

It is here we must flip the coin, and see if the other side of the Bible, God's Holy Word, contains additional information.

The Septuagint uses the Koine Greek phase in aoratos kai akataskevastos(ην αορατος και ακατασκευαστος), and is translated: was unsightly and unfurnished, was invisible and unfurnished, was invisible and unformed. The first part of this phase is αορατος and is found in the Greco Bible Source Code 7 times, twice in the Septuagint and five times in the Editio Regia. This word is derived by the adding of a prefix alpha to the word ορατος. It is here that we find another wordplay of sorts in the Koine Greek. It is the addition of the negative particle alpha to the second part of the phase that stands out, and is exclusive to this particular verse. This base word κατασκευαστος is the sum of the words κατα and σκευος and means literally to skillfully use implements according to a tooled-design. The placement of this negative particle alpha as a prefix turns things from the prophetic to the scientific. Looking at the Hebrew and Koine Greek as a single coin brings all this into stark clarity. God used His voice for one, and the vav clarifies that the only other implement used to separate the first two verses from the rest of Genesis chapter one was the tool of time itself.

Now some very important questions have been answered. Now we can properly place a beginning and and end to the time frame known as “the days of Noah”. Now we have a controlled environment that we can understand the context Christ was referring to with regards to this temporal saecula. The starting point for this quanta of time was Tohubohu, and the termination point, the flood. Now we have a reckoning as to -not the where- but the when we are going back too; for it is written:

Matthew 24:37 LITV But as the days of Noah, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man.

And again He says,

Luke 17:26 LITV And as it was in the days of Noah, so also it will be in the days of the Son of Man.

It is only now we can truly grasp why it is that the “day” nor the “hour” can not be known. For this is when those integers of time have gone back to Tohubohu. If the increments of a day are no longer known they are therefore unknown. We calculate time by the hour, and this is from where we derive our temporal saecula of a day. If a day is defined as a single complete rotation of the earth on it's axis, and that is divided by 24, it must be concluded that these constant integers become variables. Literally, not only our perception, but the calculations of time itself will be in flux. Time itself will truly go Topsy-Turvy, so to speak. Thinking back upon the difficult passages in Isaiah 24, we can see and understand why He said this very thing:

Isaiah 24:19-20 LITV The earth is breaking, breaking! The earth is crashing, crashing! The earth is tottering, tottering. (20) Like a drunkard, the earth is staggering, staggering! And it rocks to and fro like a hut. And its trespass is heavy on it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

THE question of the day, or days rather, is are we living in the end times? A pole from a research firm that focuses on faith issues says that as of 2013 two-fifths of Americans believe we’re at the end times, living out Revelation biblical principles. A full 40 percent of respondents in the Barna Group poll 18 or older agreed that “the world is currently living in the ‘end times’ as described by prophesies in the Bible.” Based on the information contained in Genesis 1:2, I conclude we are not, or at least not in what is known as the “great tribulation”. The real issue it this: WHEN do the “days of Noah” begin again. Fortunately for the Faithful, the Bible, God's Holy Word, uses the Hebrew phase Tohubohu twice. It is here, in this last usage, that provides us with the hint that leads to the discovery of all the clues.

Jeremiah chapter 4 details the events of the mighty Assyrian King of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, Nebuchadnezzar and the results of his invasion of Judah. It is in verse 23, contained within a lamentation of said event, that Tohubohu is implemented. This renders all preterist declarations about this prophecy being already fulfilled, null and void. What the Lord told Jeremiah to write in verses 19-31 was an analogous representation pointing to what is to come. Yes, Judah was invaded, and yes Jerusalem was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, but those events were only a shadow of this parabolic prophecy. This scripture is in fact detailing the event that triggers time going Topsy-Tury and the end days beginning.

Jeremiah 4:19-31 LITV My bowels! My bowels! I convulse in pain. O walls of my heart! My heart is restless within me. I cannot be silent, for I have heard, O my soul, the sound of the ram's horn, the alarm of war! (20) Ruin on ruin has been called; for the whole land is laid waste. Suddenly my tents are laid waste, my curtains in a moment. (21) Until when must I see the banner and hear the sound of the ram's horn? (22) For My people are foolish. They do not know Me. They are stupid children, and they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but they do not know to do good. (23) I looked on the earth, and, behold! It was without form and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light. (24) I looked on the mountains, and, behold! They quaked, and all the hills were shaken. (25) I looked, and, behold! There was no man, and all the birds of the skies had fled. (26) I looked, and, behold! The fruitful place was a wilderness, and all its cities were broken down before the face of Jehovah, before His glowing anger. (27) For so Jehovah has said, The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end. (28) The earth shall mourn for this, and the heavens above shall grow black, because I have seen, I have purposed and I will not repent, nor will I turn back from it. (29) Every city shall flee from the noise of the horsemen and shooters of the bow. They shall go into thickets and go up in the rocks. Every city shall be forsaken, and not a man shall live in them.(30) And you, O stripped one, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself with crimson, though you adorn yourself with ornaments of gold, though you make large your eyes with paint, you beautify yourself in vain. Lovers despise you; they will seek your life. (31) For I have heard a voice as of a sick woman, the anguish as one bearing her first child, the voice of Zion's daughter gasping and spreading her hands, saying, Woe is to me now, for my soul faints because of murderers.

It is suffice to say that the aligning of Isaiah chapter 24 and Jeremiah chapter 4 requires an exegesis that is well beyond the scope of a blog post. We can however cover some bullet points, if you will, of what all this entails. The machination of time, that being the revolutions per minute and orbital velocity of the earth, will be in a state of flux. The Host of Heaven will fall. A slaughter of the firstborn is planned by murderers. These points are well known to be stitches in the very fabric of all prophesies concerning the end of days. On this 3 things much data could be collected, correlated and brought to bare towards the edification of the Faithful. With that in mind, a call to a personal exhaustive study is warranted.

Let us return to the event horizon for Tohubohu in Genesis 1:2. What other data does this verse encode? In order to perceive that we must turn to the Bible Source Code itself. One thing stands out to me like a sore thumb. The second phrase in this data set is “and darkness on the face of the deep”, which contains חושך choshek (kho-shek') and תהום thowm (teh-home'). These two words, dark and deep respectively, only appear in two verses in the Bible Source Code. The first time is in the Masoretic text of Genesis 1:2, and the second in the Delitzsch text of Revelation 9:2.

Revelation 9:1-12 LITV And the fifth angel trumpeted. And I saw a star out of the heaven falling onto the earth. And the key to the pit of the abyss was given to it. (2) And he opened the pit of the abyss. And smoke went up out of the pit, like smoke of a great furnace. And the sun was darkened, and the air, by the smoke of the pit. (3) And out of the smoke locusts came forth to the earth. And authority was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have authority. (4) And it was said to them that they should not harm the grass of the earth, nor every green thing, nor every tree, except only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. (5) And it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they be tormented five months. And their torment is as the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. (6) And in those days men will seek death, and they will not find it. And they will long to die, yet death will flee from them. (7) And the likenesses of the locusts were like horses having been prepared for war; and on their heads as crowns, like gold; and their faces like the faces of men. (8) And they had hairs like the hairs of women; and their teeth were like those of lions. (9) And they had breastplates like iron breastplates; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running to war. (10) And they have tails like scorpions, and their stings were in their tails; and their authority is to harm men five months. (11) And they have a king over them, the angel of the abyss. In Hebrew his name was Abaddon, and in Greek he has the name Apollyon. (12) The first woe has departed; behold, after these things come two woes.

As much as everyone would like to believe the Book of Revelation is not a sequential list of chronological events. Academics have long failed to consider that many of the events in the Book of Revelation are synchronous. Consider the “time and times and one half time” temporal saecula, it is not only recorded three times, it is logged using different nomenclatures: a thousand two hundred and sixty days, and forty two months. There is no doubt that multiple events are happening at the same time, and therefor occur synchronously and not sequentially. The real question is whether the trumpets in the Book of Revelation are being sounded for maneuvers or annunciation. On the one hand the could be the sounds of the King for regiments in His Host to engage, but on the other the hand the King's ordination is not announced until chapter 19 verse 16.

The scope of this post is at an end. I hope I have edified, and encouraged you to the point of inspiring self study into these things.

All scripture from Green's Literal Translation (LITV). 
Copyright 1993 by Jay P. Green Sr. 

Copyright 02/26/2017
Matthew Miller