Jesus Christ the Fiery Serpent

Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.



The Book of Proverbs And The Wisdom of Israel.



   When we open the book of Proverbs at random and take samples of its wisdom, we may gain the impression that religious content is thin and indefinite. Many of its maxims and theological assertions would transplant into non-Israelite, nonbiblical soil, and we are tempted to ask whether anything as specific as a covenant-relationship with God is presupposed here. A hostile reader might go even further, and ask whether the real God and master in this book is not man himself, and the real goal prosperity.
Although this last question can be answered quickly, it is not enough to point to the recurrent motto: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom "(9:10 and parallels).

{1:1} The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
{1:2} To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

{1:3} To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

{1:4} To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

{1:5} A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

{1:6} To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

{1:7} The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction.

{1:8} My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

{1:9}For they [shall be] an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

{1:10} My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

{1:11} If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

{1:12} Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

{1:13} We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:

{1:14}Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

{1:15} My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:

{1:16} For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

{1:17} Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

{1:18} And they lay wait for their [own] blood; they lurk privily for their [own] lives.

{1:19} So [are] the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; [which] taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

{1:20} Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

{1:21} She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, [saying, ]

{1:22} How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

{1:23} Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

{1:24} Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;


Job 12:12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 4:5-7 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs 11:2 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

James 1:5 , 6 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. The Bible says in

Psalm 1 that a person who meditates on Gods Word will be blessed. The wisdom of the Bible will help guide a person to avoid wrong friends and influences. Meditating memorizing, studying and thinking about brings the promise of being like a tree planted by a river. The person will have the life-giving nourishment that God provides through His Word. A further promise to that person is that God will guide their way in life.?

Numerical meaning[edit]
One implies "unity." (e.g. Deut 6:4 Eph 4:5, )[1]

Among other definitions, two can imply "witness."[1]

The implication of three is "divine perfection" or "holiness."(e.g. (Matt 12:40).[2]

Examples include:

Three major feasts appear in Jewish Tradition (Exod 23:14-19)
Prayer was urged three times daily (see Dan 6:10 and Ps 55:17)
Three-year-old animals were prized for special sacrifices (Gen 15:9)
In Christianity, there are three persons in the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Four signifies "the world," preeminently in the Book of Revelation.[3]

Four corners of the earth (Rev 7:1)
Construction of the altar: 4 corners, 4 pillars, etc. (see Exo 27:1-8 and Exo 27:16)
Both Hebrew[4] and Christian sources believe six indicates "imperfection," "man", or "evil."[2] For Christianity, this occurs preeminently in the Book of Revelation.[3] Some Christians believe that 666 is the Number of the Beast.(see Rev 13:18) However, a secular source, Britannica, reports that it means "perfection" in religion.[5]

Both religions[4] believe that seven implies "totality of perfection," "completeness."[3]


There are seven days in a week
In the Book of Revelation, there are multiple examples, including 7 churches, 7 bowls, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, and 7 spirits.
Eight means a "new life" or "resurrection".[4]

Examples include:

8 people on Noah's Ark (see Gen 7:7 and 2 Peter 2:5)
Circumcision on 8th day (Gen 17:12)
Twelve implies "governmental perfection."[6][7]
Examples include:

The twelve tribes of Israel
There are multiple examples in Ezekiel regarding construction in the heavenly Jerusalem for the twelve tribes, including 12 foundations, 12 pearly gates(Ezek 48:30-35), and 12 angels.
Twelve Apostles
1,000 signifies "immensity" or "fullness of quantity", preeminently in the Book of Revelation.[3]