ABOUT CHIASTIC STRUCTURES & OMER
really blew me away I hope it does for you as it has
done for me!
never even heard of "chiastics" before, but I had
experienced Biblical Chiastic Structure WITHOUT
EVEN REALIZING IT!
For a long time now I have been experiencing something as
I read my Bible, but never quite got a grip on what it was
that I was experiencing.
Many times as I read my Bible, I read down a chapter and then
start to move back up the verses one at a time. Sometimes
I notice that it is easier to understand, or get different
revelation and understanding when reading it up and down.
example: I read verse 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 and then read it
again in order backwards: verse 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1.
This is chiastics! A form of writing where two different thoughts
are taught, most times meeting in the <center> and bringing
the two thoughts together in a single verse of revelation.
This is easy to see if you read for example 5 verses:
Read verse 1 and then 5, verse 2 and then 4, and 3 brings
as you can see from this example in the Bible, is very old
and has been around for a real long time! The structure of
this can be seen in the Ancient Greek Xhi (or Chi) the make
up of the X, though originally before the Xhi the letter did
have Ancient Hebrew origin (Chet and after Yod-Hey) In Hebrew
Chi (chet-yod) is the word for "life" and chet-yod-hey
means "living". So here we are actually witnessing
and experiencing "the living word".
you picture and hour glass, you will understand the function.
You can also picture two pyramids positioned point to point.
You can also see the same thing in my example of TORAH (shown
below laying on it's side) spelled
every 49 letters.
This letter X will also bring more understanding
to the star commonly known as Solomon's Seal, David's Shield,
aka the Star of David (Magen David). And this is all rightly
so, seeing the origin and after all, Solomon was the wisest
man that ever lived (not counting messiah). The book of Proverbs
also contains chiastic structures. Actually, the entire Bible
is loaded with chiastics, in BOTH Old and New Testament. In
Hebrew also the acronym b'vav
(b'vav k'tzavot )
which are directions of height/depth, (up & down), length
(right & left), width (front & back) which the star
is used to explain many scientific, mathematical and other
principles. The Hebrew word means
in/with/by/at/inside the edges. Note that these directions
were also seen as: north, south, east, west, up/down.
Here is one of the BEST examples:
Wow! This alone can tingle my brain Here we learn about
the bride of Messiah in Proverbs 31
want you to see three things at once in this section that
should cause you to take notice. As I have already shown above,
Proverbs chapter 31, is wonderfully chiastic. The second thing
that I want you to notice is that it is ALSO acrostic!
means that starting in verse 10 the first letter of each word
in each verse starts with each letter of the alphabet in order
from a-z, aleph-tav, alpha-omega, which ever way you need
to see it to understand it!
more information about 9 see
Question: How could you have ever even seen this, if you had
never learned your Aleph-Bet?
DIFFERENT TYPE OF CHIASTIC EXAMPLE IN TORAH COUNTING OMER
What do you think of the fact that the Torah consists of FIVE
you know that if you start counting 49 letters from the first
Letter Tav (T) in Genesis (found at the end of the first Hebrew
word in the Bible) and then keep counting 49 letters; that
you get the next letter (o) and so on, counting every 49 letters
and the word TORAH is spelled out in Hebrew? (I
show this HERE)
might say that this could be a coincidence, but now we do
the same exact thing in the next book Exodus, counting 49
letters each time; and TORAH is spelled out again! (I
show this HERE)
if we go to the book of numbers and count every 49 letters
again it spells TORAH, only this time it is backwards! (I
show this HERE)
if we go to the last book of Torah (Deuteronomy) and find
chapter 1 verse FIVE and start counting from the words "THE
TORAH" and count every 49 letters we AGAIN spell TORAH
and once again backwards! (I
show this HERE)
BUT, TORAH is NOT found in the book of Leviticus (the middle
this does chiastically leave clear forward and backward ARROWS
pointing in both directions TO the book of Leviticus!
49> LEVITICUS <49
you think this is all a freak accident?
If not, GOD is speaking LOUDLY!
If you are like me, you are in awe!
NOW HOWEVER, if we are doing a 49/50 count to get to the promise,
what number skip do you think that we need to do to get to
the blessing and REVELATION in Leviticus? If you said (7)
seven, you were right!
remember in counting omer we count both 49
days and weeks which are by 7's
show this HERE)
And then the final 50th day being shavuot (pentecost)
So depending on how we are counting and what number we
start or stop with we are counting in the Torah both 50's
to the first yod and skip every 7 letters and it spells out
God's Holy Name!
and we have a chiastic type visual of:
and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple
On the 50th day of counting of course!
The same as happened on the day of pentecost
when the Holy Spirit was given 2000 years ago in Acts chapter
This is also seen in
seen in 2 being the actual counting of books with Leviticus
(2) is and has ALWAYS been Hebrew for the number 2 and the
word and meaning "house"
And: (1) is ALWAYS HaShem!!!
we see the picture AGAIN
"and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his
We also see it in the verse itself
1:1 "And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto
him out of the tabernacle of the congregation"
AGAIN we see the day of pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was
given, was the fulfillment of the "promised blessing"
on the final day of the counting of omer!
God now speaking out of his earthen vessels as Peter quoted
would happen in the last days when your sons and daughters
(Alphabetic Acrostics & the Counting of Omer)
There are so many different thoughts and revelations when
it comes to the book of Lamentations, it can boggle the brain!
It continues to fascinate me, and I know it will until the
There are some things that you will need to seek out yourself
when it comes to this book. One trail would be that it has
been used for the counting of omer for thousands of years!
However this is OK and there is a lot to learn, but the structure
itself can be a clue to other mysteries (such as the ordering
of the Tanakh itself).
Things to take notice of in Lamentations:
1. We have 5 chapters. (1 2 >3< 4 5)
2. Each chapter has 22 verses EXCEPT the middle chapter which
has 66 (22+22+22) split into 3 sections of acrostics - THIS
MAKES (7) total sections of 22 (which mathematically is pie)
and the same picture like as with TORAH (5) and the Lord SUDDENLY
coming to His temple in the middle.
3. Each "section" of 22 is alphabetically acrostic
(except the last chapter section 7)
4. Knowing that all (5) Megillot are used during omer and
Tanakh has 7 sections. The 7th section in Tanakh did not yet
exist at this point in time. Also take note of the actual
Megillot of which the book of Esther did not exist at this
time in history yet either.
AN OUTLINE OF THE BOOK
(and a short testimony)
As I learned about acrostics and the many places in the bible
that they exist, I began to teach and make those in my Hebrew
class increasingly more aware of their existence. I would
also drill and ask questions that proved to make things much
more simple to understand.
These simple questions would prove to teach answers they would
NEVER forget, once they became aware and understood the acrostic
For example in Lamentations I would ask:
1. How many chapters in Lamentations?
2. How many verses in Chapter 1 (and why so) ?
3. How many verses in Chapter 2 (and why so) ?
4. How many verses in Chapter 3 (and why so) ?
5. How many verses in Chapter 4 (and why so) ?
6. How many verses in Chapter 5 (and why so) ?
The answers to these basic questions are so simple, you need
to ask yourself: Why I was never taught this, or ever even
heard of it before?
The number of chapters can be many things but namely 5 books
of Torah and some say the 5 books in the Hebrew Bible called
Megillot (which is the second section [5 Scrolls]
in what is known as Ketuvim or writings.
These 5 chapters are broken up into 7 parts, containing 22
How many letters are in the basic Aleph-Bet? Answer:22!
Now you guessed it! 22 acrostic verses in chapter 1&2,
chapter 3 is 3x22 (each letter acrostic in order) which make
up 66 verses (and create the 7 sections), then back to 22
verses in chapter 4, 5 but 5 is not acrostic.
These answers will provoke other questions that will eventually
lead to the awareness other Hebrew teachings such as: Hebrew
acronyms; Omer counting; as well as among other things ancient
Jewish history and thought.
This trail will bring you to the awareness of many other topics
which can get rather diverse and deep, resulting in experiencing
what some might call the meat of the word.
Why is the last section of Lamentations not acrostic?
It could be pointing to a time of chaos; It could be denoting
something to come such as the 7th section of Tanakh, or even
the book of Esther which was not yet in existence. Also note
that Esther has two verses in which all of the letters of
the Hebrew Aleph-Bet are used in a single verse missing one
man standing) in Esther 3:13 (when power is given over the
Jews) and the other missing 2 letters (-
righteous man standing and a shield, joy and wedding)
in Esther 8:11 (when they get the Kings decree and overcome).
Similarly we find this same thing happening in Lamentations
4 in the last verse (4:22) The punishment of your iniquity,
O daughter of Zion, is accomplished; he will keep you in exile
67 (Counting Omer)
know that when we count omer, we count 7 days, which there
are 7 verses to the actual 'literal words of the psalm' and
there are 49 Hebrew words. As an extra bonus there are 49
Hebrew letters in the middle verse. Also vs."4"
is chiastically structured in the middle just as the 49 letter
count in each of the books of Torah (shown above).
what others say about Psalm 67 being chiastic.
some say about the psalm used for omer
Take note that some see the 49 words but miss the 49 letters
in the middle, others see the chiastics but miss omer all
together. Some see the "7" and others miss it. Also
many miss the significance of "123>4<567"
once again the
Lord SUDDENLY coming to His temple in the middle.
(once with the Spirit on pentecost two thousand years ago
(spiritual temple and earthen vessels) and the next during
the literal 1000 year reign at the third temple.