The Fourth Day of Creation
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for 1) signs, and for 2) seasons, and for 3) days, and
4) years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth:
and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:
he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to
rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Fourth Day of Creation (Genesis 1:14ff)
God revealed the key to the archetypal patterns of the whole Bible in the ordered sets of the Seven Days of Creation, the
Ten Commandments, and the Seven Seals of Revelation. The patterns are based on the obvious, intuitive, and universal meanings
of the numbers that correspond to their positions in the lists. They are also fundamentally geometrical. We
saw this on Spoke 2 where God based everything on the ideas of duality, division, image, and reflection (BW book pg 144).
Here on the Fourth Day He simply doubled (2 x 2 = 4) the duality of the Number 2 to form the fourfold division
of the Circle of Time. The structure of this Day is profoundly self-reflective. God doubly
reiterated its connection to the Number 4; once by giving four purposes for the objects He created and again
in the fourfold nature of those very purposes!
The fourfold cross – –
is itself the essence of a sign (ot) and the seasons, days, and years all
naturally fall into four quadrants as shown in the diagram. They are the temporal equivalents
of the spatial division represented by the Four Directions which are uniquely emphasized on Spoke 4 in the
fourfold camp of Numbers (Cycle 1) and the fourfold Temple of Ezekiel (Cycle 2).
This then links to the fourfold nature of physical reality – the space-time continuum – consisting of
three spatial and one temporal dimension (3 . 1 = 4), as it is written: "In the beginning (time) God created the heaven
and the earth (three-dimensional space)." It is for these rea-sons, and many more,
that Jews and Christians have always understood the Number 4 as the symbol of physicality, extension, and the world.
The coherent integration of the Fourth Day with the rest of the Seven Days must also be
borne in mind (BW book pg 49). Yet all of this is but a hint of
the infinite depth of Wisdom God displayed on Spoke 4.
The Fourth Day contains the first mention of the word
sign (ot, BW book pg 88), derived from the
Capstone Signature ΑΩ/את. Its second appearance is in
Genesis 4 where it is used in conjunction with the first birth,
the first death,
the first mention of blood (KeyWord dahm – the biblical symbol of death = the Fourth Seal),
and the first mention of a door. It figures prominently in the design of the
camp in the wilderness where the four leading tribes were stationed with
"the ensign (ot) of their father's house" at the four cardinal points around
the Tabernacle (Num 2:1, pg 173). Its final occurrence is in Ezekiel, where God linked it to both the Fourth Commandment
and the events of the Fourth Book:
Wherefore I caused them to go forth out of the land of Egypt, and brought them
into the wilderness. And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do,
he shall even live in them. Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign (ot) between me and them,
that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them. But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the
wilderness [Num 14:9ff]: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if
a man do, he shall even live in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour
out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
Ezekiel 20:10ff (Spoke 4, Cycle 2)
The "sabbaths they greatly polluted" links directly to the first violation of the Fourth Commandment which
is recorded in the Fourth Book (Num 15:32).