Devilish stones

There are stones, and then there are stones, says Tyconius ( The Book of Rules ). In Ezekiel, the king of Tyre is surrounded by precious stones, but “these words pertain both to the devil and to man. For these twelves tones as well as gold and silver and all treasures, a assigned to the . . . . Continue Reading »

Singing Prophet

Yahweh tell Ezekiel that he is a singer or a musician who entertains Judah with his sensual song. His song seduces them to listen, but they won’t do what Ezekiel tells them to do (Ezekiel 33:32-33). John and Jesus are also singing prophets, though their tunes are different. John sings a . . . . Continue Reading »

Mark it with a T

In Ezekiel 9, the Lord tells the prophet to mark everyone who mounrs over Jerusalem with a “sign” on the forehead. The word “sign” is not the typical word for “sign,” but rather the name of the letter taw , the final letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Daniel Block ( . . . . Continue Reading »

North and South

Puzzling over the overlapping images of the faces of the cherubim and the tabernacle furnishings, with the help of James Jordan’s essay on orientation in Revelation. The east-west orientation, lion-bull, is fairly clear. East is the place of the altar, therefore the origin of the bull, who . . . . Continue Reading »