As Below so Above in the Bible

 

The stone the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone. By the LORD this has been done and it is woderful in our eyes.

– Psalm 118:22-23

As Below so Above

The Bible frequent symbolic use of the hexagram, and its two opposing triangles, can be found throughout both the Old and New Testament. It should come as no surprise that both the Eye Above the Pyramid and the Eye Below the Pyramid can be used to represent numerous Biblical passages. Here are just a small sampling of this symbolic method:

Though they dig down to the depths below, from there my hand will take them. Though they climb up to the heavens above, from there I will bring them down.

– Amos 9:2

EYE BELOW: ‘down to the depths below’

EYE ABOVE: ‘up to the heavens above’

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God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse.

– Genesis 1:7

EYE BELOW: ‘the waters which were below the expanse’

EYE ABOVE: ‘the waters which were above the expanse’

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Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God either unto the depth of Hell, or unto the height above.

– Isaiah 7:11

EYE BELOW: ‘unto the depth of hell’

EYE ABOVE: ‘unto the height above

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His roots are dried below, and his branch is cut off above.

– Job 18:16

EYE BELOW: ‘roots are dried below’

EYE ABOVE: ‘branch is cut off above’

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It will be the lowliest of kingdoms and will never again exalt itself above the other nations.

– Ezekiel 29:15

EYE BELOW: ‘lowliest of kingdoms’

EYE ABOVE: ‘above the other nations’

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You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

– John 8:23

EYE BELOW: ‘from below’

EYE ABOVE: ‘from above;

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He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.

– Ephesians 4:10

EYE BELOW: ‘He who descended’

EYE ABOVE: ‘He who ascended far above all the heavens’

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Once more a remnant of the kingdom of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above.

– 2 Kings 19:30

EYE BELOW: ‘take root below’

EYE ABOVE: ‘bear fruit above’

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Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God. Ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

– Isaiah 7:11

EYE BELOW: ‘in the depth’

EYE ABOVE:  ‘in the height above’

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The Cornerstone, Part I.

The Stone the builders rejected has become the Cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done this and it is wonderful
in our eyes.

– Psalm 118:22-23

Part. I. Seeing Eye to Eye about the Cornerstone

Welcome to the Cornerstone Series, a continuing set of articles and posts mostly about the Eye of the Pyramid and the Star of David. Here are just a few examples of what this mysterious symbol actually means when it comes to meeting eye to eye about metaphor and allusion:


Abel, the lamb slain since the foundation of the world.



Solomon was in a different category, because he ruled over the denizens of the upper world as well as of the lower. (Babylonian Talmud, Mo’ed IV, Megillah 11b)


The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. (Psalm 118:22)

 


So the LORD put a mark on Cain, lest anyone should kill him at sight. (Genesis 4:15)

 


The princes of Zoan have acted foolishly, the princes of Memphis are deluded. Those who are the cornerstone of her tribes have led Egypt astray.(Isaiah 19:13)

It forced all the people…to be given a mark on their right hand or their forehead, so that no one could buy or sell except one who had the mark of the beast. (Revelation 13:16-17)


The LORD says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.’ (Isaiah 28:16)


Solomon was in a different category, because he ruled over the denizens of the upper world as well as of the lower.(Babylonian Talmud, Mo’ed IV, Megillah 11b)

‘No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate forever,’ declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 51:26)

 


The gold that Solomon received every year weighed 666 gold talents. (I Kings 10:14)

 

Then I saw another angel…holding the seal of the living God. He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels…‘Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.’ I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal, one hundred and forty-four thousand marked from every tribe of the Israelites. (Revelation 7:2-4)

This calls for wisdom: let anyone with understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666. (Revelation 13:18)

 


Legend states that Christ was crucified with three 9 inch metal nails.


The calm, deceitful eye of Cain who was ‘a murderer from the beginning [and] when he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of all lies.’ (John 8:44)


Number 9, Number 9, Number 9. (Revloution, by the Beatles, the White Album)

 


God will wipe away tears from off all faces. This means from the faces of non-Jews as well as Jews. (Babylonian Talmud, Genesis Rabba 26)

Medical science tells us that, for whatever reason, our eyes actually see everything upside down. The brain is then required to reverse the images it receives, thus resulting in normal visual perception .

If all your life is given up to the pursuit of earthly things, it is quite consistent for you to look downwards; but if you pursue the higher life, look upwards. (Talmud, Midrash Psalms 32)


‘Your brother’s blood is crying out to me from the ground.’ (Genesis 4:11)

 

May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Judeo-Christian Tradition.