This week is Romans, and one chiastic structural view is the 'from him and to him and through him are all things' is the center. that's the AHA!, the call. The same writer, in a different place, held that there were 102 'and' words in Gen 1:1-2:3, So, assign someone, some family, etc. to each of the 'and' things, and you'll have all to steward? If not, others will have a better view we can work with. This seems to be basic basic, and it's because I'm going through books. Not the only view, but a good heuristic view. Building A Christian Civilization—a Facebook Page
Somewhat of an aside, John Barach, but ERH's 'grammar is the self-consciousness of language,' and 'logic is the self-consciousness of thinking' are valuable. I propose that 'rhetoric is the self-consciousness of bonding,' and as a recovering philosopher, the phenomenological scenario of looking at a squirrel out your window, and then bracketing that and looking (seeing would be better) yourself seeing a squirrel out your window, and then bracketing on up, this scenario is helpful. My focus, as a recovering one, is on 'respondeo'. Thus, Bullinger's claim that the 'and' words in Gen. 1 through 2:3 set forth categories of creation, each 'equal' gives rise to the imperative of assigning stewardship over each 'and' neighborhood. Go to!
And behold!, it was the City of David. After Jeremiah time, when the ruler of Israel during the Exile sent them back, they rebuilt also the city wall, and this expansion, a bigger ‘temple/tabernacle/building’ was called, for the first time the City of David. Re,Good-bye America SC
Also, a dream of a football play, starting around the 50, in which the QB runs back, seemingly frantically, to confer with the coach, seemingly, but then throws a ball into the far endzone, a pass, for a touchdown—but somehow #91 recovers a fumble at the same time—and he was playing without a helmet.
I coined DAB DAB, adding 'Big Picture' to Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. It pictures the wiping away of tears so that one can see. Haiku: Dab Dab wipes away/Tears so that one may see, yes/The Big Picture after all.
Forgot the haiku. I’ll do one for each book, Lord willing.
1--One oh two (?) ands are
All ‘of, through, to Him’: Romans.
Assign ands, Steward!
(This doesn’t mention where the ands are!)
2--Of, through, to Him: Ands
A hundred in the early
RomansSheba Haiku in Jubilee Matrix Bible Travel
From, through, to Him. Ands
Steward each one, of hundred.
A little Proverbs 26:4 may help encourage.
1--Take Jordan’s 'Rethinking the Order of the Old Testament' essay.
2--Make a 7x7 grid as Hall does in his 'Map of Culture' in 'The Silent Language'.
A little bit about Hall's 'Silent Language,' which used 10x10, while I'm liking JBJ's 7x7, 7 iterations of the Genesis-Judges 7 in a 49-Bible grid, for wisdom use. Rethinking the Order of the Old Testament, and Luke 4--Jesus announces His Jubilee. --E. T. Hall’s ‘The Silent Language’ (1959) uses a 10x10 grid for a map of culture. Interaction, Association, Subsistence, Bisexuality, Territoriality, Temporality, Learning, Play, Defense, and Exploitation. Similarly, Interactional, Organizational, Economic, Sexual, Territorial, Temporal, Instructional, Recreational, Protective, and Exploitational. So, the Subsistence/Protective is ‘Protection of sex and fertility’. Association/Temporal is ‘Age group roles’. Temporality/Protective is ‘Rest, Vacations, Holidays’. Etc. --
3--Put it into a calendar. I've done it retuningly, and flipped it, writing a liturgy across the year. Search something such as 'Retuned PergamosCORAM861' to get it.
But this week is Romans.
4--Bullinger says the center of the chiasm of Romans is the ascription, 'from him, and to him, and throught him are ALL THINGS ' (emphasis mine)
5--Remember, we're building a culture from the key AHA of each book, using ERH's 5-step revolutionary process of imperative, subjective, narrative, objective, and planetary service. (JBJ's and GKN's too!).
6--This Celebration Of Resurrection Anno Mundi we attempt to get started. Later we'll add JBJ's 3, etc.
7--Now add ALL THINGS. Bullinger again says that the 102 (he counts) ands in Gen. 1;1-2:3 are independent enough that they are, I interpret, ALL THINGS--the stems.
8--Now, 'Respondeo'. My plan is to approach a very familial pastor and say, 'Why not assign each family in your church one of these ands, and have them work on the stewardship thereof, multi-generationally.
Sure there are problems, but we're not using the other fellows presuppositions!
Love in King Jesus,
Charlie 'TwentySix Four' Hartman
Bullinger says 102, Companion Bible, Appendix 5 (?). I count 96? There are three more, making 99, by my count. They are bolded above, and in larger type.
Genesis 1 King James Version (KJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven 1--and the earth.
2 2--And the earth was without form, 3--and void; 4--and darkness was upon the face of the deep. 5--And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 6--And God said, Let there be light: 7--and there was light.
4 8--And God saw the light, that it was good: 9--and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 10--And God called the light Day, 11--and the darkness he called Night. 12--And the evening 13--and the morning were the first day.
6 14--And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, 15--and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 16--And God made the firmament, 17--and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: 18--and it was so.
8 19--And God called the firmament Heaven. 20--And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 21--And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, 22--and let the dry land appear: 23--and it was so.
10 24--And God called the dry land Earth; 25--and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: 26--and God saw that it was good.
11 27--And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, 28--and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: 29--and it was so.
12 30--And the earth brought forth grass, 31--and herb yielding seed after his kind, 97--and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: 32--and God saw that it was good.
13 33--And the evening 98--and the morning were the third day.
14 34--And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; 35--and let them be for signs, 36--and for seasons, 37--and for days, 38--and years:
15 39--And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: 40--and it was so.
16 41--And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, 42--and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 43--And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 44--And to rule over the day and over the night, 99--and to divide the light from the darkness:45-- and God saw that it was good.
19 46--And the evening 47--and the morning were the fourth day.
20 48--And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, 49--and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 50--And God created great whales, 51--and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, 52--and every winged fowl after his kind:53-- and God saw that it was good.
22 54--And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, 55--and multiply, 56--and fill the waters in the seas, 57--and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 58--And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 59--And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, 60--and beast of the earth after his kind: 61--and it was so.
25 62--And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, 63--and cattle after their kind, 64--and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: 65--and God saw that it was good.
26 66--And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: 67--and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, 68--and over the fowl of the air, 69--and over the cattle,70-- and over all the earth, 71--and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male 72--and female created he them.
28 73--And God blessed them, 74--and God said unto them, Be fruitful, 75--and multiply, 76--and replenish the earth, 77--and subdue it: 78--and have dominion over the fish of the sea, 79--and over the fowl of the air, 80--and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
29 81--And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, 82--and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
30 83--And to every beast of the earth, 84--and to every fowl of the air, 85--and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: 86--and it was so.
31 87--And God saw every thing that he had made, 88--and, behold, it was very good. 89--And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Genesis 2 King James Version (KJV) Should the first verse below be #1 of Chapter 2?
2 Thus the heavens 90--and the earth were finished, 91--and all the host of them.
2 92--And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; 93--and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
3 94--And God blessed the seventh day, 95--and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created 96--and made.
There are three more, making 99, by my count. They are bolded above, and in larger type.