A Prophecy from the Copper Scroll, ‘Grace in the Wilderness?” Above are the Greek letters in the order of appearance on the CS. Few people know about the Copper Scroll much less about the secret message imbedded within it. Secret only because we really are not sure what they mean. There are seven groups of Greek letters pressed into the copper sheets appearing between treasure locations with no explanation of what they represent. Although numerical messages and values are common in Biblical matters such as those in Genesis, Daniel, Ezekiel and so on, the Bible at least gives clues of how to understand them. That is not the case with the Copper Scroll. Seven, the number of completion or fullness, just happens to be the total number of groupings of Greek letters. Do the Greek letters indicate the total number of ingots for that section, a registration mark or…a message from the first two writers? I say the first two writers because no Greek letters appear after the third notation of Writer 2. From an investigative stand point that is significant but, to be very honest, and as interesting as it may be, what you are about to examine is a “best guess” scenario. The first six groupings appear in the first writer’s treasure notations and the seventh is at the top of th the 4 column of the CS at the end of Writer 2’s third location or, location 15 on the CS. Is all of that significant? Probably not. A good investigation, however, takes all of that and more into consideration. Each letter of the Greek language has a numerical value so, for this operation I took the equivalent value character from the Hebrew to see if the transposed Greek letters spelled a Hebrew word. To my surprise, they did. Using the charts below you too can compare the Greek letters forming the Hebrew message and see why the words were selected. I then took those words and arranged them the same way all of the sentences of the CS had to be arranged to make an understandable English sentence similar to Spanish translations. For example, if we say “casa bonita” in exact order we say, “house pretty.” In English that sounds odd so we switch the words and say, “pretty house.” The CS wording is jumbled intentionally and a bit more extreme apparently to reduce the possibility of an easy interpretation. GREEK LETTER NUMERICAL VALUES HEBREW LETTER NUMERICAL VALUES To check my work, compare the Hebrew and Greek letters above then, with a computer program or a concordance, search the Strong’s numbers and you will see the Hebrew words are a good match. The only one that did not work really well was the second word. In Greek the word is pronounced “Chag” the root word for the name of Haggai. The match is probably a coincidence but it is interesting since two separate ancient documents list Haggai as one of the five writers of the CS. Haggai is even named a couple of times on the CS, making the possibility even higher, if of course my work is correct. Since there is no Hebrew equivalent for the first letter of the second Greek word with a value of 600, the value of the first letter was divided equally (300 and 300) creating the word “XX“ spelling the Hebrew word “six or sixth.’ Both Hebrew words formed are XX and ga meaning “the sixth age.” An “age” is a designated period of time and must be kept in context to determine how long the age is. In almost every document that spoke of the return of the holy vessels of the Temple or the Tabernacle they noted that the implements would not be found until the time of the coming of the Messiah or the re-‐gathering of Israel which is understood by Jews and Christians to be at the end of the sixth day or 6000 years from Adam. With that in mind, we will consider the sixth age to be the end of the sixth 1000-‐ year day. Below is a chart of the Greek from the CS and the Hebrew words formed, their values, and in parentheses’ is the Strong’s number for you to search out the accuracy of word spelling and meaning. Bare in mind, Hebrew reads from right to left. The Greek “K” is numerically equal to the Hebrew letter h k /the ! Greek “E” is equal to the Hebrew letter /the “N” is equal to the spelling the word “COHEN,” Hebrew for “PRIEST.” Below the chart is the entire sentence formed after transposing the Greek to Hebrew letters. Below that is the Dead Sea Scroll quote and the Bible verses using the same or similar wording to verify that the phrases used in the potential prophecy were popular with the Dead Sea Scroll sect, Jeremiah, and Isaiah during that era, the era of Jeremiah. Location CS Greek Greek names Hebrew Meaning KAPPA / EPSILON / NU 20 – 5 -‐ 50 !hk Cohen/Priest (H3548) 4 XAG CHI / ALPHA / GAMMA 600 – 1 – 3 ga XX 6th (H8337) age (H89) 5 HN ETA / NU 6 OE THETA / EPSILON 8 DI DELTA / IOTA 4 – 10 12 TP I TAU / RHO / IOTA 15 SK SIGMA / KAPPA 1 KEN Values (Strongs) 8 – 50 !x Grace (H2580) 9 -‐ 5 hJ Wilderness (H8414) yd After (H1767) 300 – 100 -‐10 yqX Drink (H8249) 200 – 20 kr Spirit (H7307) The words below are a “best guess,” color coded to make it easier for the reader to find each phrase in the quotes from the DSS Melchizedek Scroll (11Q13), Jeremiah, Isaiah, Genesis and Exodus. PROPHECY FROM THE COPPER SCROLL? “After the sixth age, the priest of the spirit (shall give) the drink of grace in the wilderness.” DSS (11Q13 Melech), ...But the Melchizedek will carry out the vengeance of God's judgment, and on that day he will free them from the hand of Belial...(Isa. 52:7) how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace the messenger of good who announces G-‐d’s salvation saying to Zion your Elohaynu is king. Its interpretation, the mountains are the prophets...for all ...its message is the messiah of the spirit as Daniel said about him (Dan. 9:25) until the messiah the prince will be seven weeks… Jer 4:11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse, 12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them. Jer 31:2 Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest. Isa 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isa_43:20 The beast of the field shall honor me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen. Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. Gen 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. Exo_16:26 be none. Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall Psa_90:4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. So what does the message mean? I think it is saying that after the sixth day will come the great Sabbath and with it will come the Messiah, the priest of the spirit who will supply the life giving water even in the driest of places…even Qumran in the wilderness.
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