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The esoteric Bible (sensus plenior)

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Hi. Thanks again for allowing me to share the Gospel of Thomas thread. I think I am ready to share the hidden Bible. If you Google 'sensus plenior' you will find about five different ways that Christian theologians deal with the topic of God's intended purpose which was hidden even from the human author. Some deny it exists, and at the other end of the spectrum you find some who say that if it exists, we are not allowed to read it because we are not apostles. When a person admits that he doesn't know how to read it, or doesn't even believe it exists, why would anyone believe he is an expert on the subject?

The difficult part in sharing what is hidden, is sharing it in such a way that it is understood to be an objective thing, not a system imposed in a subjective way. Many have already dirtied the waters of Biblical esotericism with subjective interpretations, that an appeal to a clean slate must be made for this presentation.

Though this presentation is original, it is not new. This should be considered an observation of what has been there from the beginning, rather than imposed upon it at a late date:


Eph 3:9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Another difficulty in sharing the esoteric Bible, is that to appreciate it's unity, one must see the forest and the trees, and even the leaves, and specks of dust. It has a grand unity, like a fractal, from the highest view to the closest. Naturally it will look like an imposed system while it is being explained, particularly if the details of the foreign language are not explained in great detail. I will attempt to keep tedious details limited to times when they are needed.

The methods used to discern the esoteric Bible are ancient. They are used by Gnostics, Cabbalists, Rabbis, and even unwittingly by some main line Christians. Because they are not unified in the use of the methods, and because they are predisposed to color their interpretations, the results are conflicting and contradictory. This does not mean that the methods are useless, but that control s must be placed upon their use such that human imposition of meaning is minimized. It is by overlaying the results of the methods with the biases that produced them, that the pure methods can be filtered out.

For instance from the same scriptures the Christian says that Jesus is God and man, and his purpose is to reveal God to man. The Rabbi says that God and Israel (man) reveal God to man. The Cabbalist says that Adam-Kadmon is God and man and his purpose is to reveal God to man (but he doesn't recognize Jesus). The Gnostic says that through the Gnosis (revelation of God to man) man merges with God (becomes the God-man). I apologize for the simplistic explanations and recognize that such simplicity mischaracterizes many aspects of each belief system, just by the nature of simplicity. I am sure that is a bad example because of my characterizations and someone will call me on it.

However, such simplicity allows us to see that there is a common tool set to arrive at the common elements, and that the difference may be attributed to some degree to the biases of the readers. I cannot deny that I am biased toward the Christian perspective, but because of that, I will attempt to show that the results are based in the consistency and unity of the subject, rather than my bias.

What the Rabbi, the Cabbalist, and the Gnostic share with many in this group is a bias against Christ. I understand it. And this is the greatest barrier to sharing the esoteric Bible, particularly here. All of the systems which have biases against Christ have other similarities, but are strongly unified in this one bias. That's fine. I appeal to your generous sense of fair play, that you evaluate the unity which will be displayed against itself, rather than against other systems.

To do this, I would ask that the topic of "What is true" not be a part of this conversation, but that the esoteric Bible be appreciated first as itself. When you are able to see the esoteric Bible for yourself, if it calls to you, then it is appropriate to ask if it is true.

In the Gospel of Thomas thread, there were small teasers concerning the sensus plenior and some rules for sensus plenior. The rules are worth a look.

At the fundamental or atomic level of the esoteric Bible are the strokes which construct the individual letters of the Hebrew alphabet. These strokes are each metaphor which build the metaphor of the letters.

Then we have the letters themselves which are pregnant with metaphoric meaning.

The next level is called the 'gates' by the Sephir Yetzirah. Two-letter sub roots derive their meaning from the combined metaphor of the letters, and have a meaning reversal when the letters are reversed. The reversal is not an opposite as we think in the west. For instance one gate represents a slave's obligation to a master, and the reversal is the master's one-sided covenant with his slave. In the west we might be tempted to think the opposite or reversal of the slave's obligation to be some sort of disobedience.

The roots have multiple meanings which contribute to double entendre and riddle.

Sentences are written in two layers, literal and spiritual, and the spiritual has three scopes. These have been known as the Quadriga by Catholics, and Pardes by Jews. I refer to them as the four voices of God (Prophet, Priest, King, Judge) which are really how they self-identify.

Patterns emerge which use motif and form the warp of the great tapestry of scripture, and the story of Christ is the woof.

Any preference if I start with the letters and work out, or the grand scheme and work in?

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Cool Brian. Thanks. Naturally I will be assuming that the readers have familiarity with the Bible and I can make references to stuff. This probably won't be as true as I suppose, so I hope you will feel free to ask qustions of clarification if I assume more than I should.

I used the term 'fractal' to describe the unity of the Bible. The main unity of the Bible can be expressed by the name יהוה Yahweh, I am. It is the name that God chose for himself spelled with nothing but vowels. We are most familiar in the form shown which has two hei's which gives it the sound of breath, expressing that he is spirit.

The word itself means "I am" and it derives this meaning from the letters.

The blank page represents God. Man is not supposed to represent God in any way, so the best representation we can have is something that is untouched. The page is. God is.

י yod is the smallest letter. It represents God's first thought of creation. Everything that could be thought, said, and made, is contained in the yod. It is like the Big Bang point. Everything that is, comes from it. As an idea it is separate from God, yet is not separated from God.

It is a magnificent metaphor which can be looked at from many sides.
יעל up - (י thought על el, thought of God) it is God who thought the thought.
יטה down (י he טה spread out) it is everything that God created by through the thought
קדם east (ancient) it is everything in eternity
ים west (The Son finished what God thought) it is everything in time
ימן right (God's manna) it is all spiritual things
שמאל left (reputation of God) - it is all fleshly things

Two of the six directions do not have a yod. The silence speaks. Eternity was not included in the thought of creation. Eternity is not a thing, it is the absence of a thing. It is the absence of time. The only thing that existed prior to creation was God.

The missing yod from שמאל samal (left) tells us that God's reputation is in the hands of his witnesses who have free will. Your choices are not in the yod. They are yours.

"The heaven of heavens cannot contain thee" so when God started to create, he made a void within himself to place all of creation. The yod is that void.

ו the vav (a yod extended)... God spoke into the void and created the heavens and the earth. It is translated 'and' and just like 'and' it makes a distinction between two. It both divides and joins. It clarifies.

It is the Word which is sharper than a a two-edged sword, able to discern between the passing thought and the intention of the heart... between the soul and the spirit.

A word is made by combining the metaphor of its letters:
Together the י yod and the ו vav represent י the creator ו who discerns. יו
יום yom (day) is יו the creator who discerns ם the finished work of the son of man.
It is also ו a distinction between י God's plan and ם the finished work of the son of man.
It is the word 'day'. Each day in Genesis 1 is a distinct picture of Christ fulfilling the will of the father.

יון yawen (miry, a troublesome or intractable situation) יו the creator discerns ן the son of man in death.
or ו a clarification of י God's plan and ן the son of man in death.

ה he represents a declaration which is heard and partially reponded to. It can also refer to the response to the declaration.

הוה havah (be) - the essence of being is to have a choice. הוה is a ו clarification between two ה responses.

יהוה Yahweh (I am) the name God chose for himself was not just יו The God who knows, but יהוה the י creator הוה who has choice, who is. His name mean that he has the ultimate choice, he is the Sovereign God.

The purpose of the Bible is to reveal God to man. This one word accomplishes that revealation and summarizes the Bible. God is the soveriegn being who created, and by virtue of having created it, owns it and has the final say in all the choices. The name sets forth the primary rule of law, "You cannot control that which you cannot destroy". By virtue of having created it, he can destroy it. No one can judge him in his choices.

From the letters of his name we have seen that the blank page is self-existent, the yod is different from the page but is not separated from it. The vav extends from the yud and is different but not separate. The three are an expression of the Trinity as the substance, the thought, the word; Inseperable, yet different. The word 'person' is a frail expression of the parts of the Trinity.

The second message derives from the first. God chose the name יהוה for himself, now replace the smaller description of God יו with Father אב and we get אהבה Love.

This will be the topic of the next post.

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The name יהוה Yahweh has two heis with the first two letters of creation interwoven. He created the letters before he spoke the words which created. But when he ordered the alphabet, he put the א alef and the ב as the first two letters, spelling אב father.


The א aleph is a vav with two yods. The vav says that God spoke, and the yods say he created two things, the heavens and the earth. The alef is a silent letter, so he created the heavens and the earth when there was no one to hear him.

The alef can also represent God who created by speaking, or the creation which was formed by speaking. It also represents the discerning, separating or joining of two things. The heavens and the earth were separated by the word, but also connected to each other as the firmament joined them on the single face (also a metaphor of alef). The gospel of Thomas uses it to represent war, an 'also included' metaphor as the separation of two nations. John uses is as the Spirit which hovered over the waters. (1 Joh 5:8).


The ב bet is a ר resh which intesects a horizontal line. Each stroke of the letter within the square text template is a metaphor. The upper horizontal represents those things which can be known about God, and the lower horizontal represents the things which are earthly. The right vertical is a vav speaking to man. The left vertical is a ז zayin returning to God. An intersection that is at right angles represents a receipt, but a rounded intesection is a transfer of personality. The ד dalet is right angle. It is a declaration, or a word. The ר resh is rounded. It is the revelation of the person of God. It is the Word. Some font's don't accurately represent the intersections. TimesRoman work well.

Back to the ב bet. it is translated 'in' as a prefix to words. The ר resh, the Word has come to man. God is 'in' the world.

A side note to show how some word play works:
The word אבן eben (stone) is composed of אב father and בן son. When the stone was split, it represented the separation of the Father and the Son at the cross.


יהוה אהבה
יהוה אהבה Yahweh ahabah is the God of love. His second most important attribute, revealed through the morphing of his name is that God is Love. (1Jo 4:8 )

Though it is not used in scripture, יהוה אהבה expresses the number two, and the two attributes of God which are the second layer of the fractal. (The first was God's sovereignty).

All the rest of the scriptures express the unity of God, and the basic duality of God. The universal duality is not good vs. evil but holiness ( an expression of divine sovereignty) and love (also an expression of sovereignty).

The reason that God chose to reveal himself through the duality, is because we do not understand either, if holiness (justice - another expression of holiness) and grace (an expression of love) are mixed up.

If a judge lets a criminal go free, we say there is no justice. If we don't get to go free, we say there is no grace. All the silly laws against mixing various things are just learning aids to teach us that we can't mix law and grace. Only Christ could do that at the cross in order to bring the duality back into unity and show the character of God as both attributes perfectly mixed.

One of the sayings that represents God's love best is "The first shall be last, and the last shall be first." God who is first, placed man first at the cross as he bore man's sin, revealing the depth of his love. Our response is to put him back in first place.

From the top down.
The number one is God's sovereignty which is expressed everywhere in the Bible.
The number two is the Holy/Love duality which is the essence of everything that appears in pairs within scripture.

Next we will look at three and the three primary physical divisions within the Bible. Most Christians think that there are two; old and new covenants. That is a convenience only for the literal Bible. The hidden Bible was written by three authors, and we can discern personality differences between them.

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yeah, how to do that here? Oh duh... I see it now....


OK.. Font intentionally large so you can see the Hebrew letters better.


Old fart, you know... didn't notice the editor was different.


A lot of new buttons and features...

If I hit the merge button, do I become one with the cosmic consciousness? ;)

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The last one in Genesis is Joseph. He is not one of the fathers. He is the son who became the king of kings.

The Father writes of the Son to show his joy in his son's accomplishments.
He mentions sin, but the son has it covered.
He chose a bride for his son, and watched as his son wooed and worked for her, but he is always the object of affection. His daughter-in-law is incidental in his narratives.

The Book of the Son
When God confronted Pharaoh through Moses, he said that Israel was his son.
The history of Israel is the story of how the son was given a bride chosen by his father, but she was a prostitute.
It is his story about how she continually broke his heart, though he loved, wooed and worked for her.
The story has two parts: Israel in the desert, and in the promised land.
The first is how the prostitute had to die, and the second is his virgin bride.

Both brides were obtained through the death of the water.
All but two who crossed the Red Sea died in the desert as the flesh was separated from the spirit.
Those who went into the promised land were the spiritual bride. Though literally there is not much to love about them, in the hidden narrative it tells how Chirst removed the frailties of the flesh.

The love poems are written to woo his bride. The proverbs to instruct her.
All is written and done in preparation for the marriage of the Lamb. It is a story of the love of the Son for his bride.

The Book of the Holy Ghost
The Holy Ghost is akin to the best man at the wedding. His book has two parts. The first concerns before the wedding, and the second after the wedding. That statement there makes me a heretic in the minds of 90% of Christians. The marriage of the Lamb takes place at the cross.
Consider what Jesus said when he was challenged about the woman who was married seven times. He said that there is NO marriage in the resurrection...and furthermore, to add insult to injury, he said that those who believed that there was did not know the scripture nor the power of God. Their error does not prevent salvation, but it keeps them from knowing the hidden Bible.

The first section of the Book of the Holy Ghost proclaims "Here comes the bridegroom!" and the second tells how the couple are fruitful and multiplying. It is the marriage of a virgin bride who remains a virgin, and who gives virgin births. The church is fruitful 'spiritually' by possessing the fruit of the spirit. And she multiplies through discipleship... through teaching.

The virgin birth of Christ is not the final fulfillment. It is his earthly fulfillment which is a shadow of the spiritual fulfillment which occurs at the cross. The church is born from his dead flesh, the same way that Eve came forth from the sleeping flesh of Adam.

The Bible or Book of Life encompasses everything from the beginning to the end,
It has three authors, each of whom wrote two parts, a heavenly expression and and eartly expression. Each part is a shadow of Christ.

Genesis 1 is a table of contents to all the parts, and we will tackle that next time.

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Sorry. The first part of the last post got lost due to a technical difficulty traceable to somewhere between the chair and the keyboard. This post should go at the top of the last one:


The Bible was written by one author: God, and is Book of Life the concerning itself with everything from the beginning to the end.

The Book of life has three books:

  • The Book of the Father: Genesis
  • The Book of the Son: History of Israel
  • The Book of the Holy Ghost: New Testament
The Book of the Father

Genesis is concerned with the patriarchs; the fathers. There are two sets of Fathers that follow the same pattern of a Father and two sons. The first son dies desolate, and the second son gets the inheritance. This is a continuing motif throughout scriptures which is a subset of the "First shall become last" motif.

  • The first three Fathers are God, Adam and Noah
  • The second set are Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
  • Both Adam and Isaac are miraculous 'births'.
  • Both die desolate.
    • Adam died in the garden because of sin and was 'resurrected' in a new life outside the garden.
    • Isaac died figuratively by being threatened with death, and was figuratively resurrected when the ram took his place.
  • Noah became fruitful after the flood ( a death and resurrection image)
  • Jacob became the fruitful after he returned to Esau. He left Isaac and was alone, and returned with many children.

The first three fathers are 'heavenly' fathers:

  • God , of course
  • Adam because of his being filled with the spirit of God
    • Noah, as a symbol of the firmament between the waters, the firmament was in the heavens.

The second three are earthly fathers

  • The prominent feature about Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is God's blessing that they would have land.

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