Acrostic from the Genealogy
 of Adam to Abraham 

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This acrostic is derived from the first three genealogies recorded in the bible, (Genesis 4, 5, 11). The first two genealogies overlap in that they both begin from Adam. The first is the genealogy of Cain's line whereas the second is the genealogy of Seth's line. In the first genealogy, the first letter of each name is read down the list of 8 names and then repeated again except reading down the last letter of each of these same 8 names names, for a total of 16 letters. These 16 letters, in turn, form a sentence composed of six words in Hebrew. These 6 words, in turn, form another acrostic made up of two Hebrew words. This is the "second tier" of the acrostic, and this second tier in turn forms one last tier made up of just two letters (one Hebrew word). This is the third tier!

The first 20 names in the genealogy from Adam to Abraham contain another first-letter-of-each-name acrostic that produces 6 words. (This acrostic is also tiered as before.) The acrostic then reverses direction and moves backward 10 names to Noah's son (Shem) thereby forming 4 more words, a total of 10 Hebrew words. Amazingly, this is very similar to the style and construction of Matthew and Luke's genealogies. Like the acrostic, Matthew and Luke move in two different directions in their genealogy; Matthew moves backward and ends with Adam whereas Luke moves forward and begins with Abraham. Similarly, the acrostic begins with Adam and ends with Abraham's father (Terah) and then begins again with Abraham and moves backward (and ends with Noah's son Shem). The construction of the acrostic is arranged so as to draw attention to the offspring's of Adam, Noah, and Terah, (i.e., Seth, Shem, and Abraham). Each of their offspring foreshadow Jesus. Jesus is the fulfillment of God's promise that by the seed of the women (Eve) a Savior would come, (Gen. 3:15).

A good knowledge of the first chapters of Genesis (where these genealogies are located) are essential to understanding what the acrostic says. Each "I will" statement strategically alludes back to key events in the Genesis narrative. For example, "I will look with favor," recalls the incident where Cain's offering was not "looked upon with favor," but Abel's was. A brief commentary follows this acrostic bible code.


The Full Reading
 (Three tiered acrostic: 
Black = tier one; Blue = tier two; Red = tier three.)

(Cain's line)

"I will take peoples for me out from you (m. or f.) ---
               the one hung low
(or, "impoverished") for the sake of all!

  I will offer up the one thrust down (or, "crushed," Gen. 3:15),

 O mother!" 


(Seth's line)

"I will forgive those risen up against me, showing compassion  
by lifting up
a second time (or, "forgiving again") those who are of dust.
I will be offered up like a fiery bronze serpent or a moth on fire!"

 I will receive their (offerings) with rejoicing!
 I will look upon them with favor!

 I will forgive! 


Cain's Line
(I.e., the ungodly line.)

Genealogy of Adam to Jabal (Cain's line)

(Tier one of acrostic)




First-letter acrostic:
Adam down to Jabal 



Last-letter acrostic:
Adam down to Jabal 
Adam   I will take 

    from you 


Irad   peoples


  one hung low 
(or, "impoverished")

*Alternatively, the last letter in Methusael can adjoin below changing the meaning only slightly. It would instead read "for all", and its sub-acrostic would read "being hung low".

Methusael *
Lamech   to me,
  (because) of all.

(or, "for all" .) 



Genealogy of Adam to Jabal (Cain's line)

(Tier two of acrostic)

  I will offer up

(or, "I will make high")


  (the) one being thrust down,
(or, "one crushed")

* (or as "mdl" instead of "mdk", Hof. verb,
  = "one being hung low", or, "lowly", "poor".) 

Genealogy of Adam to Jabal (Cain's line)

(Tier three of acrostic)

O' mother!



Seth's Line
(I.e., the godly line.)

Genealogy of Adam to Abraham (Seth's line)

(Tier one of acrostic)




 Acrostic: Adam down to Terah/Abraham  Acrostic: Abraham back to Shem/Noah
Adam   I will forgive 
(or "I will bear up") 

Kenan   my enemies, 
(lit. "my up- risers")

Enoch   having compassion,

Noah   forgiving
(or "bearing up")

Shem   of (on) fire!

Shelah   those of dust 

   a moth

Peleg   as a fiery serpent,

(or "a bronze serpent," or "a seraph," or, "a burning one.")

Serug   a second time.

(Written defectively: Similar example, "third-time," Ezek. 21:19)

Nahor   I will be offered

(or, "I will offer/give")



Acrostic: Adam down to Terah/Abraham Acrostic: Abraham back up to Shem/Noah


Genealogy of Adam to Abraham (Seth's line)

(Tier two of acrostic)

I will receive them (with) rejoicing!

(i.e., their offerings {f. pl.})

 I will look with favor!

(Aramaism, 'aleph' for letter 'he')

Genealogy of Adam to Abraham (Seth's line)

(Tier three of acrostic)

I will forgive!




The imagery of what the acrostic says strongly alludes to the Garden-of-Eden narrative, especially the creation and fall of man, and of the offerings of Cain and Abel and the death of Abel at Cain's hands. The Garden-of-Eden narrative is where the first part of our genealogy is found, along with the genealogy of Cain's line. This first half of our genealogy is used to conclude the Eden narrative (Gen. 5), and it leads into the Flood narrative. The remaining 10 names of the genealogy form a transition from the Flood account to Abraham, the man of faith, (Gen. 11). 

Just one note is perhaps necessary: The words "a second time" clue us into the fact that Christ is the second Adam in that just as Adam slept and then rose from his sleep, so did Christ; and as Adam was forgiven by vicarious substitution --- he was clothed with an animal skin--- even so, Christ is that substitution, (ICor. 15:45).


The Trinity: (Me, You, and Him)

The acrostic is addressed to "you", which is singular and is masculine or feminine. The "you" of the acrostic appears to be addressed to both the women (Eve) and to her sons collectively (Abel and Seth) as types of Mary and Jesus. Moreover, the "you" is ambiguous so that it may also refer to the one speaking, (that is, the "I" of the "I will...", i.e., to God Himself). The "I" is also the "one" being "offered up", and yet he is separate from the one being offered up. But how can that be? It could be true of no other than God Himself. God the Father is offering up God the Son as an offering. The Two (and Three) are One, which is true of the doctrine of the Trinity. As Jesus said, "I (the Son) and the Father are One!" (John 10:30, cf., 10:36-38). 

It seems to me that what is implied here is that father Adam and mother Eve and their son(s) Abel/Seth are together a type of the Trinity. (Abel/Seth are explained next.) This would agree with the text that says concerning Adam and Eve that "the two will become one flesh" (Gen. 2:24), one flesh also implying the product of one flesh, that is, a son. We have, then, in Adam, Eve, and son a type and shadow of the Trinity. This should not surprise us since the two (and three) were also made in His image and are collectively called "Adam," (Gen. 5:1-2 with Gen. 2:21-24), similar to how the New Testament refers to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit collectively as (One) God. (God is "Elohim" in Hebrew, and is plural, yet One God!) The three-tiered acrostic even maintains the correct order of the Trinity as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! 

"I (the Father) will lift high the (Son) thrust down,

 O mother (type of the Holy Spirit)!" 

Note that in the genealogy of Luke, Adam is called "the son of God," (Luke 3:38, "...the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.")


Abel and Seth together a type of Jesus the Son:

Eve had three sons by name. The acrostic appears to be addressing both Abel (whom Cain slew) and Seth in the sense that these two are foreshadows of the one Christ, that is that they represent Jesus as slain (Abel) and Jesus as risen (Seth). 


The Curse Undone:

The acrostic prophesies the undoing of the curse laid upon Adam and Eve. (The curse fell in this order: First the serpent, then the women, and then the man. The acrostic code undoes the curse in the opposite order; the man, the women, and then the serpent. However, the curse upon the serpent is not lifted, but rather the serpent (and moth) reduced to dust become a figure of Christ cursed "for all men" upon the cross.) Moreover, the address to each of them reminds us of their individual curse, "man is brought low/impoverished (to the dust) ("from dust you came and to dust you shall return!"; the women is called "mother" (your pain will be greatly increased in childbirth!" and dust is mentioned just before the serpent, ("and you shall eat dust..."). 

The acrostic is framed around seven "I will's", with the middle one understood as a qal passive (or hof.) rather than an active verb as the rest. This highlights the central thought of being offered up as a curse to undo the first curse, that is, substitutionary sacrifice. Moreover, 1 and 3 bracket the first three "I will's" and likewise, 5 and 7 bracket the last three "I will's" using the very same verbs. This internal structure aids in interpretation by paralleling each key thought and reinforcing them. For example, line one is in parallel with line five and thus suggests that the "offerings" being accepted by God are in fact the "peoples" themselves, that is, "living sacrifices" taken from both Jew and Gentiles.


The Acrostic in Full
 (Three tiered acrostic: Black = tier one; Blue = tier two; Red = tier three.)
See below link for elaboration.

(Cain's line)

"I will select peoples for me out from you (m. or f.)
 --- the one hung low  (or, "impoverished") for the sake of all!

  I will offer up the one thrust down,

 O mother!" 

(Seth's line)

"I will forgive those risen up against me,
 showing compassion by lifting up a second time (or, "forgiving again") those who are of dust. 

I will be offered as a fiery serpent or a moth on fire!"

 I will receive their (offerings) with rejoicing!
 I will look upon them with favor!

 I will forgive! 


Formation of the Acrostic:

It is my personal belief that the organization of this entire three-tiered acrostic, made up of seven "I will" declarations and composed from three genealogies and 27 names (3 x 3 x 3), is using a format intended to reflect the image of the perfect (7) Triune (3) God! Note the following:

  1. The first and last letters form the first acrostic

  2. The second acrostic begins at Adam and ends with Terah (and thus begin with the acrostic-letters Aleph and Tav in Hebrew, but are Alpha and Omega in Greek), 

  3. Then the code reverses direction reading backward to the middle of the genealogy, (i.e., to Noah's son Shem)

Compare this to the genealogical declaration about the ancestry of Christ as found in the book of Revelation where Jesus is called, "The offspring of David".

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." (Rev. 1:8.) (I.e., the middle [present], beginning, and ending in time.)

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last... I am the root and the offspring of David,..." (Rev. 22:13,16)

The seed of the women crushes the serpent's head!



The Seven "I will's"

1 I will take...
2 I will lift high...
3 I will forgive/bear...
4 I will be given/offered...
5 I will take...
6 I will favorably-look...
7 I will forgive/bear.


The seven "I will's" of the acrostic undo the "I will's" of the cursing. This "seven times" speaks the opposite of the curse of Gen. 4:15, "And Jehovah said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold." And Lamech, seventh from Adam, said:

"...For I have slain a man for wounding me, And a young man for bruising me: If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold," (Gen 4:23-24).

Thus, Lamech expects to be avenged not just seven times, but repeatedly. And so the acrostic picks up on this. Three times the acrostic speaks of forgiveness, and where it reads, "...forgiving again those who are of dust," it seems here to carry the sense of "forgiving repeatedly," as Jesus said, "till seventy-times-seven."

"Then came Peter and said to him, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? until seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven," (Matt.18:21-22).

Since the acrostic is based upon three genealogies, the last two in groups of 10 generations each, and since a generation can be viewed as 100-years long (Gen. 15:13), it seems to me that the seven "I will's" roughly follow the plan of the ages spanning 7000 years. Thus, from David/Solomon to Christ 1000 BC to AD 1/30 would roughly represent the fourth (or middle) "I will", and so forth. Noah's (three-tiered) ark presented as "lifted high" above the 'deep' wherein "all" in the ark are saved appears to be part of the focus of lines one and two. (Note that Jesus rose from the dead on the anniversary of when Noah's ark landed upon Arafat. As said before, Noah is a type of Christ. Moreover, 8 people  were saved on the ark, (3 children of Noah with their wives, plus Noah and his wife; see numeric of line two), and the format of the three tiers of the first genealogy (that consists of 8 names) found in lines one and two are composed of 8 + 8 + 8 letters.


The 7000-year Plan of the Ages
Based upon the 10 + 10 generations (of 100 year-generations)
 as deduced from the genealogy of the acrostic!

1 (Three-tiered acrostic for Cain's line) 

I will select peoples for me out from you, --- the one hung low for the sake of all! (8 + 8 letters)

Adam (and Eve) to Noah 
2 I will lift high the one thrust down, O mother! (6 + 2 = 8 letters) Noah (and flood) to Abraham (and Sarah)

(Sarah is called, "the mother of us all" in Galatians.)

3 (Three-tiered acrostic for Seth's line) 

I will forgive those risen up against me, showing compassion by forgiving again those who are of dust.

Abraham to King David 
(Includes the giving of the law of Moses and priestly system that supplies the means to forgive transgressors of the law.)
4 I will be offered up like a fiery bronze serpent or a moth on fire! David to Christ 

(Jesus hung on cross)

5 I will receive their (offerings) with rejoicing! Church age
6 I will look upon them with favor! Church age
7 I will forgive. Millennial reign of Christ


Even a quick glance at the various picture bible codes found over the past years show astounding agreement as to their common theme: The theme is that of 'the second Adam (Jesus) dieing on the cross, bearing the sins of the first Adam represented symbolically by a fiery serpent and fiery moth hung upon the cross!' Compare that to the above acrostic! Note that the moth bible code (like the genealogical acrostic) also reads forward and backward and it is also based on units of 10. Note that the "dragon" code is really the "serpent" of the Garden of Eden, and the "bronze serpent" theme is found not only in the below examples, but also in the main Mene Tekel Bible Code not represented here.

See Home Page for the articles related to each of the below composite images.

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Picture bible codes in overlap.

"My Moth is Jesus" 

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What about the LXX (Greek translation of the OT Hebrew) used Luke's genealogy?

In my extensive study of Bible Prophecy Numbers, I show that the LXX used in the genealogy of Luke should also be considered along with a strictly Hebrew genealogy. The LXX (and Luke) add one extra name to our list of 19 names, ---that of Cainan who lived 130 years when he had his first child, and was the grandson of Noah. In the Bible Prophecy Numbers we show that both chronologies complement each other when viewed separately and then compared. Amazingly, the same is also true of our genealogical acrostic! Two slightly different acrostics are created that complement one another! Moreover, the supplying of the extra name allows for an even 10 + 10 names, and thus a total of 10 + 10 (+ 10) = 30 acrostic letters in keeping with the internal arrangement of the genealogy which is based on two lists of 10 names. There are 10 names to Noah and 10 names to Abraham, and then in the acrostic, 10 names back to Noah. As said, Matthew and Luke similarly move in different direction in their chronology; Matthew ends with Adam and Luke begins with Abraham. The acrostic, therefore, underscore the names of Adam, Noah, and Abraham as  each types of Jesus Christ.


The following rendering of the acrostic is only the literal reading, produced when Luke's extra name is added, (Luke 3:36). Note that the word "stubble" is thereby created and that it merely supplies a supporting synonym for "dust".

"I will bear the guilt of my up-risers, having compassion,
forgiving stubble --- dust a second time.
I will be offered as a fiery serpent, a moth on fire!"


Bible References

Adam to Jabal
(Cain's line)


Gen 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Gen 4:17 And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

Gen 4:18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methushael; and Methushael begat Lamech.

Gen 4:19 And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

Gen 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

Gen 4:21 And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and pipe.

Gen 4:22 And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, the forger of every cutting instrument of brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.

Gen 4:23 And Lamech said unto his wives: Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; Ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: For I have slain a man for wounding me, And a young man for bruising me:

Gen 4:24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

Gen 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth. For, said she, God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him.

Gen 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah.


Adam to Noah
(Seth's line)


Gen 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Gen 5:2 male and female created he them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Gen 5:3 And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:

Gen 5:4 and the days of Adam after he begat Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters.

Gen 5:5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.

Gen 5:6 And Seth lived a hundred and five years, and begat Enosh:

Gen 5:7 and Seth lived after he begat Enosh eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:8 and all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

Gen 5:9 And Enosh lived ninety years, and begat Kenan.

Gen 5:10 and Enosh lived after he begat Kenan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:11 and all the days of Enosh were nine hundred and five years: and he died.

Gen 5:12 And Kenan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalalel:

Gen 5:13 and Kenan lived after he begat Mahalalel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:14 and all the days of Kenan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

Gen 5:15 And Mahalalel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

Gen 5:16 and Mahalalel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:17 and all the days of Mahalalel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died.

Gen 5:18 And Jared lived a hundred sixty and two years, and begat Enoch:

Gen 5:19 and Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:20 and all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

Gen 5:21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:

Gen 5:22 and Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:23 and all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:

Gen 5:24 and Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Gen 5:25 And Methuselah lived a hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:

Gen 5:26 and Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters.

Gen 5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

Gen 5:28 And Lamech lived a hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:

Gen 5:29 and he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us in our work and in the toil of our hands, which cometh because of the ground which Jehovah hath cursed.

Gen 5:30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:

Gen 5:31 and all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

Gen 5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.


Notes about the connection between the acrostic
 and the Christmas narrative found in the Bible


The acrostic encoded within the godly genealogy of Adam to Abraham reads, 

"I will forgive my enemies, showing compassion, forgiving those made from dust a second time." 

And the acrostic in the ungodly line of Cain reads, "I will choose a circumcised people for myself (i.e., Jews), even various peoples for myself (i.e., Gentiles)."

--- The Christmas Story

The acrostic resembles thematic elements found within all four Christmas hymns as recorded
in the Gospel of Luke.

1. The Magnificat by Mary, (1:46).

Both the code and the Magnificat emphasize the raising up of the lowly. The Hebrew word for
forgiveness may also mean, to lift up. Hence, the code may read, "I will lift up those who
have risen up against me, having compassion, lifting up those (low in) the dust a second
time!" Similarly, Mary said, "He has put down kings from their thrones, lifting up on high
the men of low degree." Mary is quoting the song of Hannah in the Old Testament. "He raises
up the poor out of the dust, to make them sit with princes," (1Sam. 2:8).

2. The Benedictus by Zechariah, (1:68).

The Benedictus in part reads, "Salvation from our enemies... To give to His People a
knowledge of salvation in the forgiveness of their sins, through the tender compassion of
our God." Compare it with the code: "I will forgive my enemies, showing compassion,
forgiving those made from dust."

3. The Gloria in Excelsis Deo by the angels, (2:14).

The angels proclaimed, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward
men." The code also bridges the gap between heaven and earth through the forgiveness of

4. The Nunc Dimittis by Simeon, (2:28).

The short hymn of Simeon exclaims, "For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast
prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of
thy people Israel." Compare this with the bible code: "I will choose a circumcised people
for myself (i.e., Israel), even peoples for myself (i.e., Gentiles)."

--- The Acrostic and the Two Genealogies of Christ

In the New Testament, Matthew traces Christ back to Abraham whereas Luke traces him all the way back to Adam,
(Matt. 1:1; Luke 3:38). Remarkably, Adam and Abraham are the very two persons already
alluded to in our code and who begin and end the acrostic.

Luke begins his genealogy with Jesus and ends it with Adam. Both are called the son of God,
(Luke 1:35, 3:38). By calling both Adam and Jesus "the son of God", Luke infers that
Jesus is the second Adam. This agrees with the prophecy in the code where it says that
forgiveness would come the "second time" therefore inferring a second Adam. Forgiveness was shown the
first time to Adam, the man of dust, who is the fallen son of God. Consequently, forgiveness
is prophesied to come the second time through the second Adam, Jesus, the risen Son of God.

The first time that God forgave sins was when God covered the nakedness of Adam with a skin
taken from a slain animal, (Gen. 3:21). This was the first time that blood was ever shed on earth. The
bible states that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins, (Heb. 9:22). Jesus, the second Adam, was lifted up on the cross to pay the dept of sin whereby God could righteously forgive all who repent and believe on Him.



The image shows how that the acrostic can be laid out like a stairway. Using the last letter of each acrostic-word for the first letter of the next word, the code expands to read:

"I will forgive! I will arise! Who will show compassion? Upon the one being forgiven will I show favor, (even upon) the impoverished dust a second time."









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108-year old Rabbi leaves secret sealed code before he died about who the Messiah is...
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(Oct. 19, 2007)


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