What’s in a name?

ChristGenealogyfrom Adamvol1fol36, from book Ludolph of Saxony (2)What’s in a name?  I’m going to talk about treasure hidden in the field of genealogy – the family tree of the King, and how we are all connected to one another.

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” Matthew 13:44


Luke (chapter 3) gives us the genealogy of Jesus all the way back to Adam, which is first recorded in Genesis 5.  There is a message in the first 10 names; Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahelalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah.

Adam Seth Enosh Kenan Mahelalel Jared Enoch Methuselah Lamech Noah
Man Appointed Mortal Sorrow The Blessed God Shall come down Teaching His death shall bring The despairing Comfort,Rest

You can see that it reads:  Man Appointed Mortal Sorrow. The Blessed God Shall come down Teaching His death shall bring The Despairing Comfort.


ChristGenealogyfrom Adamvol1fol36, from book Ludolph of Saxony (1)

Christ’s genealogy from Adam, in the book Ludolph of Saxony

So in the earliest chapters of the Book of Genesis, God had already laid out His plan of redemption for us. Here’s the written reference for the name meanings, if you want to check them out: http://www.khouse.org/articles/2000/284/

Now if you’re still with me, you may be dubious about the genealogy given what we’ve been taught about our origins.  I don’t blame you, I know I was.  I recommend a book called After the Flood, by Bill Cooper.   http://ldolphin.org/cooper/

The author shows the Descent of the Anglo-Saxon Kings all the way back to Noah.  Its got wow reviews on the Good Reads website.  The scholarship is logical and thorough.

It seems there are those who looked at these historical records, decided it couldn’t be true because they agree with the Biblical record and censored our history books. You will be amazed to find out what has been kept from you.

Its not just in the Anglo Saxon records. The Miao or Miautso people of China’s genealogy goes back to Adam through the line of Japheth, son of Noah.  They recite it in couplets, in which the same or similar meaning is expressed in different wording, so that the second sentence acts as a definition of the first.

What was the treasure that Jesus was teaching about when he told the story of the man who sold all he had to get that treasure? 

Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding.  Proverbs 4:5-7


If you seek her as silver,
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.  Proverbs 2:2-5

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