Visions such as those of Ezekiel and John, describe figures with the heads of a man, lion, ox, and eagle, which just happen to match the four “Cornerstone” constellations (Ezekiel 1:10, Revelation 4:7). It is precisely these four key figures which are the most easily matched with the four principal sons of Israel because each is mentioned in the blessings. Reuben is compared to a man and to water, Judah is compared to a lion, Dan to a serpent (counterpart of the eagle), and Joseph’s two sons to the horns of the wild ox. Those link to the constellations of the Water Bearer, the Lion, the Scorpion, and the Bull, respectively (Genesis 49: 4, 9, 17; Deuteronomy 33:17). Those four sons are each also assigned to four directions (Numbers 2:3, 10, 18, 25), and those four constellations are evenly spaced around the circle, as are the four points of a compass.

– Twelve Sons, Twelve Constellations, by John P. Pratt, Meridian Magazine

The Four Living Creatures of the Bible and the Four ‘Cornerstone’ Constellations of the Zodiac

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Cornerstone Quotables, Part I.

The Bible’s Dozen

Twelve has always been a symbolic number of organization.

– Twelve, Freebiblecommentary.org

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A Couple ‘Dozen’ Bible Verses: Exodus 24:4, Exodus 28:21, Levitucus 24:5, Numbers 13, Numbers 17:2, Joshua 4:3,9,20, 1 Kings 4:7, 1 Kings 18:31, Matthew 14:20, Matthew 19:28, Matthew 26:53, Revelation 4:4,  Revelation 7:4, Revelation 14:1,3, Revelation 12:1, Revelation 21:12, Revelation 21:14, Revelation 21:16, Revelation 21:17, Revelation 21:21, Revelation 22:2

Non-Biblical Dozens
+ Twelve signs of the Zodiac
+ Twelve months of the year
+ Twelve gods of Mt. Olympus

Old Testament Dozens
+ Twelve sons of Jacob (the Jewish tribes)
+ Twelve pillars of the altar in Exodus 24:4
+ Twelve jewels on the high priest’s breastplate (which stand for the tribes) in Exodus 28:21
+ Twelve loaves of bread in the holy place of the tabernacle in Levitucus 24:5
+ Twelve spies sent into Canaan in Numbers 13 (one from each tribe)
+ Twelve rods (tribal standards) at Korah’s rebellion in Numbers 17:2
+ Twelve stones of Joshua in Joshua 4:3,9,20
+ Twelve administrative districts in Solomon’s administration in 1 Kings 4:7
+ Twelve stones of Elijah’s altar to YHWH in 1 Kings 18:31

New Testament Dozens
+ Twelve apostles chosen
+ Twelve baskets of bread (one for each Apostle) in Matthew 14:20
+ Twelve thrones on which NT disciples sit (referring to the 12 tribes of Israel) in Matthew 19:28
+ Twelve legions of angels to rescue Jesus in Matthew 26:53
+ Twelve stars on the woman’s crown in Revelation 12:1
+ Twelve gates, twelve angels reflecting the twelve tribes in Revelation 21:12
+ Twelve foundation stones of the new Jerusalem and on them the names of the twelve Apostles in Revelation 21:14
+ Twelve thousand stadia in Revelation 21:16 (size of new city, New Jerusalem)
+ Twelve gates of pearl in Revelation 21:21

– 24 elders on 24 thrones in Revelation 4:4
– 144,000 (12 x 12,000) in Revelation 7:4, Revelation 14:1-3
– Wall is 144 cubits (12 x 12) in Revelation 21:17
– Trees in new Jerusalem with twelve kinds of fruit (one for each month) in Revelation 22:2

SOURCE: Twelve, Freebiblecommentary.org (http://www.freebiblecommentary.org/special_topics/twelve.html)

Bible References come a Dime a Dozen these Days don’t They?