Acrostic from the Genealogy
 of Adam to Abraham


The Meaning-of-Names Code
from Adam to Jesus

(The printable version of both codes)

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A secret acrostic encoded 4000 years ago proclaims the message of forgiveness. The first letter of each consecutive Hebrew name from Adam to Abraham (a total of 19 names) reads, I will forgive my enemies, showing compassion, forgiving those made from dust a second time.

There is also another acrostic code found in the parallel ungodly line of Cain. It contains 8 names and reads, I will choose a circumcised people for myself (i.e., Jews), even various peoples for myself (i.e., Gentiles).

An acrostic is a type of bible code. Psalm 119 is a classic example of an acrostic in the bible. The first letter of each series of sentences move successively through the Hebrew Alphabet. (Also true of Psalm 9, 10, 25, 34, 37, 111, and 112.) These are obvious acrostics. However, it appears that there are hidden acrostics in the bible as well. This article explores one of those 'hidden' ones --- hidden for 4000 years! This acrostic summarizes the plan of salvation from the beginning of time. 

This hidden acrostic is derived from the first three genealogies recorded in the bible, (Gen. 4, 5, 11). The first two genealogies overlap in that they both begin from Adam. The first is the genealogy of Cain's line (the ungodly line) whereas the second is the genealogy of Seth (the godly line). In the first genealogy, the first letter of each of the consecutive 8 names are read in order, and this is again repeated in Seth's line all the way down to Abraham's father, Terah.

A good knowledge of the first chapters of Genesis (where these genealogies are located) are essential to understanding what the acrostic means, particularly the creation and fall of man and the rising up of Cain against Abel and killing him. Also note the call of Abraham (Abram) out of Babylon as a chosen race of people and as a father of many peoples (nations), (Gen. 17:4,5,16; Josh. 24:3).

From Adam comes two lines of decent through his sons Cain and Seth. The acrostic for Cain's line begins with Adam and ends with Jabal, and the acrostic for Seth's line also begins with Adam but ends with Terah and with his son, Abraham. (For Abraham, see long version of the code.) These two parallel acrostics refer to four incidents in the bible, and these four incidents happen to occur at either end of the two lines of decent! The acrostics refer to the time of Cain and Jabal, and to the time of Adam and Abraham. Thus, the acrostic refers to incidents in the history of man that occur at either end of the acrostic's genealogy, and this in turn is applied prophetically to Christ. If the acrostic were somehow the work of inconceivable random chance, the code would not also produce logical sentences that capsulate key events in the two lineages, and each at either end of the genealogies, and then soundly apply them to Christ who ultimately completes the genealogy! 

"The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." (Mat. 1:1) 

"And Jesus himself...being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli...
...the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God." (Luke 3:23,38).

On top of all this, the meaning of the names of each person in the genealogies when read consecutively pronounce yet another compatible prophecy. (See the Meaning of Names Bible Code.) It is easier to believe that a masterpiece by Rembrandt were the product of spilled paint then to believe that this code is the product of mere random chance!


--- An Example of an Acrostic

The following is an example of an acrostic in English for demonstration purposes only. Let us pretend that the following names are those of your father, your grandfather, and so forth. Observe how the first letter of each name when read down the list combines to read, "JESUS IS LORD!"

J ohn

E dward

S am

U lster

S tan

I an

S hawn

L aurel

O liver

R obert

D ean

The bible acrostic is composed the same way.


(Hebrew reads from right to left, including the names!)
 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 
Adam   I will select 

Irad   peoples


Lamech   for myself.

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
Adam   I will forgive 
(or "I will bear up") 

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

Enoch   having compassion,

Noah   forgiving
(or "bearing up")

Shelah   those of dust 

Serug   a second time.

(Written def.: Similar example, "third-time," Ezk. 21:19)



Together, the acrostic reads:



"I will choose a circumcised people, even (many) peoples for myself!"

"I will forgive them that rose up against me,
having compassion, forgiving those from the dust a second time!"


Brief Commentary:

"I will choose a circumcised people, even (many) peoples for myself!"

This first line of code is actually two harmonious readings joined together. (The code can read slightly different depending on where one separates the letters that form the last two Hebrew words.) It can read as, "I will choose a people, my circumcised ones", or, "I will choose peoples for myself!" Thus I understand it to read together as, "I will choose a circumcised people, even (many) peoples for myself!"

This opening sentence is very interesting given the very purpose of the genealogical record. The genealogies were meant to document the lineage of the chosen seed! (Gen. 3:15; 17:4,5,16). Thus, the acrostic addresses the very purpose of the genealogy at its offset. What is the purpose of the genealogical record? The acrostic answers this very question by a solemn declaration from God: "I will select (many) peoples for myself (from a descendent)!" 

Intriguingly, the last letters of the same first four names contains another acrostic that reads, "from a descendent!"

(All 8 names)
(First 4 names)
"I will select peoples for myself 
out from a descendent!"


The first line of the acrostic reads: "I will choose a circumcised people, even peoples for myself!" This is a clear reference to Abraham, the son of Terah. Abraham (and ultimately Christ) is that descendent whom God would call forth "a circumcised people", for he is called "the father of the circumcision, and of the uncircumcised," (Rom. 4:11-12). In agreement with the code, God promised Abraham that a people and peoples would come forth from his seed.

"And I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac." (Josh. 24:3)

"And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and moreover I will give thee a son of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of peoples shall be of her." (Gen. 17:15-16).

"I say then, Did God cast off his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham..." (Rom 11:1, also, Deut. 29:13; Ps. 47:9, etc.)

Again in agreement with the code, Paul says in the book of Romans that Abraham is the father of two groups of people, believers who are circumcised and believers who are uncircumcised:

"...that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be in uncircumcision, that righteousness might be reckoned unto them; and the father of circumcision to them who not only are of the circumcision, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham which he had in uncircumcision." (Rom. 4:10-12).

Therefore, the "peoples" spoken of in the code refer to both Jews and Gentiles. This opening sentence is encoded within the ungodly line of descent ---those of Cain who were "driven out from the presence of the Lord", (Gen. 4:14, cf., Job 18:19 in Hebrew). The fact that this first sentence is encoded within the ungodly line of descent (who perished in the flood) rather than in the godly line implies something important. It implies hope to lost men. It seems to indicate that the ungodly line of Cain is symbolic of the gentile seed in general (i.e., non-Jews) who were cut off from God and separate from the chosen seed (of Abraham) until the time of Christ. Thus, whereas the godly line represents the elect seed unto Abraham, to David, and then on to Christ; conversely, the ungodly line of Cain apparently represents the alienated seed.

"Wherefore remember, that once ye, the Gentiles in the flesh, ... that ye were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world." (Eph. 2:11-12)

"... and that he might make known the riches of his glory upon vessels of mercy, which he afore prepared unto glory, even us, whom he also called, not from the Jews only, but also from the Gentiles? As he saith also in Hosea, I will call that my people, which was not my people; And her beloved, that was not beloved." (Roman 9:23-25)


"I will forgive them that rose up against me,"

Ironically, what one would expect to be encoded within the line of Cain is instead encoded within the godly line of Seth and what is encoded within the godly line of Seth is instead encoded within the ungodly line of Cain! For the bible records that it was Cain that "rose up against his brother and slew him", (same Hebrew word as in code, Gen. 4:8). This implies that the godly line ultimately are no better off than Cain and that both people groups are in desperate need of forgiveness --- both Jew and Gentile!

"What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we before laid to the charge both of Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin; as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none that understandeth, There is none that seeketh after God; They have all turned aside, they are together become unprofitable; There is none that doeth good, no, not, so much as one: Their feet are swift to shed blood;" (Rom. 3:9-12, 15).

The statement that "I will forgive them that rose up against me" also implies that Jesus is like righteous Abel. Abel was slain by His brother Cain in the same way Jesus was slain by His brethren, the Jews.

"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?" (Acts 2:36-37)

"...having compassion, forgiving
(or "lifting up") those of dust a second time!"

Three times in this short acrostic bible code God emphasizes pardon: "I will forgive..." "having compassion," "forgiving".

"Those of dust" is an obvious reference to Adam and his descends on account that "Adam was formed from the dust of the earth," (Gen. 2:7, 3:19). (The Hebrew for "those of dust" can be understood as singular or plural, and refers to Adam and/or to His seed.) 

The acrostic declares that Adam (which in Hebrew means mankind) will be forgiven a "second time". What does "a second time" mean? And if there was a "second time", when was the first time? 

The 'first time' that God 'forgave' appears to refer to a combination of events as if all were part of one transgression. The code alludes to the original fall of Adam and also to the transgression that followed that, namely to when Cain killed his brother Abel. The reference in the code to "...forgive the one rising up against me", links it to Cain (as previously explained), whereas the reference to "forgive the one who is of dust", links it to Adam since he was formed from the dust. Only God could speak so full with meaning, and this further attests to the veracity of the bible code. 

Christ Comparable to Cain:

Cain's short genealogy begins with a reference to 'vengeance rendered seven times' and ends with Lamech, (seventh from Adam) and vengeance "seventy-seven times". This reference to "seven" and "seventy-seven" links the text to Christ, whom the bible calls the "last Adam", (1Cor. 15:22, 45). Note the stark contrast between the vengeance of Cain with the forgiveness of Jesus, (keeping in mind that "forgiveness" is the theme of the code).

"If Cain is avenged 7 times, then Lamech, 77 times." (Gen 4:24)

"Then Peter came up and asked him, "Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I have to forgive him? Seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I tell you, not just 7 times, but 77 times!" (Mat. 18:21-22)

Thus, the code agrees with the words of Jesus concerning forgiveness when contrasted with the vengeful words of Cain. Cain "rose up" against Abel his brother and slew him. The blood of Abel called out for vengeance against his brother and upriser, Cain (Gen. 4:8-10), but oppositely, the blood of Jesus calls out for forgiveness for His brother and upriser, Israel. To this the book of Hebrews agrees: "...Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel." (Heb. 12:24)

Moreover, there are 77 names in Luke's genealogy that traces Jesus all the way back to "Adam the son of God"! (Luke 3.)

Christ Comparable to Adam:

As for Adam, in a figurative sense, God "forgave" Adam 'the first time' by covering his nakedness with a slain animal, (Gen. 3:21). This slain animal was the first blood ever shed and is a type of the sacrifice of Christ who hung naked on a cross, and Abel likewise is a type of Christ, whom Cain slew. Figuratively speaking, this is the 'first time' that God forgave mankind and points to ultimate '"second time" when Jesus was lifted up on the cross to die naked so that man might be clothed with His righteousness. Thus, the first forgiveness of Adam pointed to and illustrated the second forgiveness of man when Christ died so that the first forgiveness might be validated. "For without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins", (Heb. 9:22).

"Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them." (Gen. 3:21)

"I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with a garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels." (Isa. 61:10)


"I will be lifted up by those who have risen up against me..."

Even the type of death that the Messiah would die is signified by the code. Three out of the six Hebrew words have to do with 'lifting up', plus one more reference to one being laid low (in the 'dust'). Since the word for forgiveness in Hebrew may also mean, "to lift up", therefore 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!"

Or the code can even read in the passive tense:

"I will be lifted up by those who have risen up against me,
having compassion, lifting up those (low in) the dust a second time!"

Now it happens that the common euphemism used in the Gospels to describe Jesus' death by crucifixion is that of "being lifted up".

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:14-15; cf., John 12:32-34.)

"And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. This he said, signifying what death he should die." (John 12:32-33)

This code was written about two thousand years before Christ, and to my knowledge only now discovered in our day 4000 years later! This in itself, I believe, is a sign that God will soon reclaim His people Israel to Himself by turning them from their sins by their acceptance of Jesus (Yeshua) as Messiah. Moreover, the 70th jubilee (i.e., 70 x 7 x 7 years) from when Israel entered the Promised Land occurs within a couple of decades from now.


The entire above commentary on this acrostic code is further substantiated and elaborated on in the enlarged version. For the acrostic, in fact, contains sub-acrostics that in the end form seven "I will" declarations. The following is the same acrostic expanded fully. (We explain this expansion in the next document.)


Before we look any further at this full version of the acrostic we will first look at another bible code found within the meaning of the names of the first three genealogies of our acrostic, but expanded to include the genealogy all the way down to Jesus! Click here for full version of this acrostic!


The Meaning-of-Names Code
from Adam to Jesus

God's Response to the Da Vinci Code!
(May 27, 2006)

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 that makes up the Names Bible Code, and methodology used

The bible explicitly tells us the meaning of many names in the bible, such as Adam, Cain, Seth, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob (and his 12 sons), Perez, and Jesus. Clearly, names are important in the bible, but in the genealogy from Adam to Jesus names appears to point to something much more. 

This article was first written with the intention of only exploring the names found in the first three genealogies in the bible and was basically meant to be a supplement to an article on an amazing acrostic found in these same first three genealogies. However, afterward I decided to see if the remaining names down to Christ also would continue to make sense, adding name to name with their meanings so as to tell a story, and to me surprise the names in fact read better than before, and with no discrepancies as to their meaning from Abraham onward! A Strongs' concordance and a basic understanding of Hebrew was all it took. (This was also cross-checked with a number of other resources.) I used the genealogy of Matthew (chapter one) which spans 40 names from Abraham to Jesus. Not one name in this list is in serious doubt as to its meaning. The very fact that the bible tells us the meaning of the first five names in this genealogy from Abraham is more than a clue that they and the rest of the names are meant to be sewn together into one consecutive line of meanings to tell the story of Messiah, Jesus, who Himself is the last name on the list and is also its climax. 


Note: Some of these names are uncertain in meaning and can differ depending upon the root from which they are judged to be taken. Lamech, for instance, is difficult. Some suggest it means "strength," "youth," others "grief." It seems that "grief" is the more logical (if any of them are correct) since both the godly and ungodly Lamech's "lament" over their fallen state. Recall that each of the names appear to reflect what they are or what their parent wanted them to be. Abel, for instance, means meaninglessness, and so his premature death at the hands of his brother denotes this meaninglessness. Methuselah means, "His death shall bring." It could also mean, "A man shall bring," or, "A man of the dart." But of these three the first makes the most sense since Methuselah, who lived the longest of anyone in the bible, died in the year of the flood so that "his death" was a sign of ("brought on") the flood. Thus, what the individuals did in their lives help decipher their names when their meaning is ambiguous. Moreover, sometimes either meaning is significant. Thus, this code is more reliable than what critics imply. Moreover, the two genealogies mean much the same and this helps sort out their true meanings by cross-checking the lists with each other. In some ways, then, the acrostic is superior over this names-code in that we are certain of the letters upon which the acrostic is based but we are not always completely certain as to the meaning of every name. But I think we can safely know the thrust of what the names mean when strung together.

The second list of names and their meanings {from Adam to Noah} were discovered by someone else, but I don't know who. I have made a few slight corrections to bring out the truth that "the appointed man, the man of sorrow" is Jesus rather than mankind in general. (Isaiah 53:3).

The names from Abraham onwards to Jesus are certain and the list follows the genealogy found in the gospel of Matthew (chapter one), (For Boaz, see 1Kings 7:21.) I have not put all the names in table form yet.

Rules of literal rendering:

The favored nuance of a meaning is chosen. The meaning of the names are here freely connected by the definite article "the", or by "and," "is", or "but" since names in Hebrew are definite already and since a list of names obviously require "and" or "is" at times to connect them! No one names their child, "And-Frank"! or "Is-Jack"! We have limited ourselves to the Hebrew "vav" with its normal usages in Hebrew. Prepositions such as "in" "to" "like" "from," etc., must be part of the name itself to be in bold otherwise it is put in brackets as something implied but not directly part of the name.  Keep in mind that even a Hebrew translation of a normal sentence sometimes requires the translator to supply words to give the proper sense. Also, word order can be tricky since in Hebrew an adjective comes after a noun but is the other way around in English, or a preposition must be translated as a verb to read smoothly in English, etc. Some latitude is surely required in the translation for the simply reason that this is a bible code of sorts and thus tends to be more ridged than normal speech. The question we should be asking is, "What is the meaning that is being communicated?" Not, "Is this perfect Hebrew?"! At the very least, the names in these lists demonstrate the hopes and longings of the people who named their child at any given period of time. However, it seems evident that we have more than just that, --- it appears that we have a code pieced together by God using names. While we certainly should not build any theology on these collective meanings, nonetheless, it seems that we tentatively have yet another Divine evidence for the Bible!




Cain's Line:

The following is the composite list of the meaning of the 8 names in the genealogy from Adam to Jabal along Cain's line.

(Note the similarity between these names and the first 10 names along the godly line of Seth's in above chart. The similarity suggests that the ungodly line was mimicking the godly line. It also suggests that the list is selective, perhaps implying a hidden message.) Keep in mind that this is the ungodly line. It appears that the death of Messiah to them brings about the deepest of sorrow.

Rev. 1:7 "Behold, he cometh with the clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they that pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn over him. Even so, Amen."


(Genesis 4)


English Meaning

God (A Mighty One of)

The God- 




(is) brought forth,


a teacher of 


(the) fugitive.


The one smitten of God


is a Man of God-



(Note: adjectives follow nouns in Hebrew.)




(The 3 sons of Lamech who presumably perished in the Flood.)

A river flows forth,

O' offspring of the man brought forth!

(Tubal-Cain also sounds like, "You brought forth Cain", and Cain also means, "brought forth". All three names have the same root meaning, "to bring forth", and are related to the word for the "Flood" as used in the Flood narrative in which these three perished! Gen. 6:17.) The word "Cain" is a synonym, and thus a word-play. "Jabal" and "Jubal" are also related to the word for "Jubilee", which suggests the end of an age, as does the narrative's use of multiples of seven, Gen. 4:24. (A jubilee occurred at the end of 7 x 7 years.)



Thus, the above reads: (Keep in mind that Cain was sent away as a "fugitive" upon the earth, Gen. 4:14, and that all men today are like Cain, fugitives fleeing God.)

"The God-man is brought forth, a teacher of fugitives. The One smitten by God is a mighty man of God! A river flows forth, O' descendents of the Man brought forth!" (Or, "A river flows forth, O' descendents of Cain!")


Or the names can read slightly different...



English Meaning


A man


(is) brought forth, 
(Gen. 4:1)




a fugitive.
(or, "one running wild.")


Smitten of God,


his death is of God.

(or lit., "{is} a man of God.")




flows forth.




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that makes up the Names Bible Code, and for methodology used


(The Full Code)

There is some uncertainty about the names after the flood to Abraham (in the third genealogy), but after that the meaning of the names are all but certain all the way down to Jesus. In a spiritual sense, Jesus gave birth to the church at Pentecost and so I have capped off the genealogy with the "Church", which literally means, "ones called out". 

It is interesting to compare what the name-code reads as compared to the events that occurred during that portion of the genealogy. Cleary the name-code is meant to interpret those time periods. 

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 that makes up the Names Bible Code, and methodology used



Paraphrased Rendering
of Meaning-of-Names from Adam to Christ

--- Simplified Rendering of the Meaning-of-Names from Adam to Christ

(The first three lines are the acrostic.)

"I will choose a circumcised people (i.e., Jews), even many peoples for myself (i.e., Gentiles)."

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

("Where will he lead the people of Goshen?")


(The first paragraph is Cain's line.)

"The God-man is born, a teacher of fugitives! The One smitten by God will be a mighty man of God! A river flows, O' offspring of the man born!"


The God-Man is appointed, a mortal man of sorrow is born! The Glory of God shall come down from heaven and teach men that by means of His death He shall comfort those who mourn.

The fame of the stronghold of Babylon, and sorrow, extend their borders like a plant beyond the place of division (at the Tower of Babel). -- But I will make Babylon fade away!

A friend also branches out, snorting with fury!  

A glorious father, the father of a great multitude laughs as he outwits (his enemy). A righteous prince sees God! A mighty one fights! {He joins himself to an assembly, a glorious people whom he rescued, stranger(s) in a strange land, captives delivered by God!"} See note for bracketed portion.

  One who praises the Lord breaks open a way into a safe place that is surrounded by a high wall.

O' my people who belong to the prince, a prophet clothed with strength and who serves (the Lord), is here! Out of love, this beloved one paid the price for peace in order to set the people free, bringing them into a spacious land.

My Father is the Lord, the healer of him whom the Lord judged and then raised up. The Lord has taken hold of me and the Lord is strong! Mighty is the Lord! My strength and help are in the Lord! The Lord is perfect! I took hold of the strength of the Lord and it made me forget my misery. Truly, (I am) the Master Builder whom the Lord God healed, whom the Lord raised up, whom the Lord upholds, did uphold and will uphold! 

I have asked God about the ransomed of the Lord --- those exiled in Babylon. My Father is awesome! God will raise up a helper, the Just One will the Lord raise up! God is my praise! God is the One who helps. May the Gift of Jacob increase in greatness, for God is with us --- the Messiah and Savior of those called out (of Babylon).

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 that makes up the Names Bible Code, and for the methodology


God's Response to the Da Vinci Code!

It is now May 24, 2006. I began this study back on April 30, 2006, but was delayed. I just now completed the total line of 60 names (and their meanings) from Adam to Jesus when I understood by the Holy Spirit that the Church, in a symbolic sense, is the offspring of Jesus. The Church as "a people" was born at Pentecost shortly after Jesus died and is, in that sense only, the younger 'son' whereas Israel is the elder, (Luke 15:1). When I added the word "Church" to cap off the list of names from Adam to Christ it perfectly fit in with the rest of the code and properly completed the last paragraph of our successive-names code.  Immediately after that it occurred to me that this code is actually God's response to the Da Vinci code movie that has just started playing in theaters! Both are codes that concern the ancestry/progeny of Christ. The Da Vinci Code is proven false by the fact that the genealogy to Jesus is clearly proven to be inspired by God and therefore any notion that somehow Jesus himself continued his genealogy after the flesh is obviously a blasphemous fiction. (The meaning-of-names bible code.)



Other hidden acrostics in the bible:

Circular Acrostic Bible Code

Jacob's Bible Prophecy Acrostic

A sign of antichrist:
 The Gospel of Judas
The So-Called Missing-Link Fish Fossil Find

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