Matthew 22 Song of Songs
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures,
nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither
marry, nor are given in marriage,
but are as the angels of God in heaven.
Matthew 22 (vs. 29)
The divine integration of Matthew 22 with Spoke 22 of the bwheel is based largely on the
the apocalyptic parable of the Marriage of the King's Son with which it opens, as discussed in
the article on the Marriage Parable in Matthew 22. This is a manifestation
of the great theme of
Marriage which is the primary metaphor God uses to express the ultimate purpose and
Consummation of Creation.
This divine design is further integrated with the Spoke 22 theme of
Resurrection which first
appears in the Bible in Matthew 22 when the Saducees presented Jesus with this challenge (vss. 22.24f):
The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection,
and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall
marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and
the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his
brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman
died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
This question unites the two fundamental Spoke 22 themes of Marriage and Resurrection. The answer Jesus gave is quoted at
the head of this page. The debut of "resurrection" in Matthew 22 coheres
with its distribution throughout the Bible which is maximized on Spoke 22:
This graph is an objective measure of the great Spoke 22 theme -
the universal resurrection at the end of the age!
The message of the plain text of Scripture manifests in the geometric structure of the Wheel.
Furthermore, the distribution of the word "resurrection" within the book of Matthew
follows a very similar pattern as the distribution throughout the Bible as a whole.
The cc between the distribution in the Bible and that in Matthew attains the value of .74!
The distribution is not random. The same mind that designed the overall structure of the Bible
designed the structure of Matthew. We see the same phenomenon in the joint distribution
of the word woe in Matthew and the Bible, where we find a cc of .82!