Sunday, January 15, 2006


Again this post isn’t complete, there is a lot of further research to do.  Margaret Barker has done quit a bit of work regarding Genesis 1 and how it corresponds to the Temple.
  • The Holy of Holies was Day One of Creation.  The Holy of Holies was eternity within creation.

  • Day One the basic structure of the tabernacle was set up.

  • Day Two the firmament was created.  The Ark was screened from view by the Veil.  The Veil was the boundary between Earth and Heaven.

  • Day Three God created dry land and vegetation.  This was where the bread was offered.

  • Fourth Day was created sun, moon and stars.  The seven branch lampstand symbolized the sun, moon and stars.

  • On the Sixth Day Adam was created as the High Priest.

This is all just speculation on my part, but I think the Genesis creation story may relate to what happens on the Day of Atonement.

Revelation 13:8, “…the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

Creation proceeds from the Holy of Holies.  On the Day of Atonement the Blood/Life of the sacrificed goat, who represents Yahweh, carried by the High Priest who also represents Yahweh, emerges from the Holy of Holies renewing Creation/Temple.  As you can see the implications for Girardian theory are amazing.  Everything proceeds from the Holy of Holies outwards.  From Heaven to Creation.

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