THE RAVEN AND THE DOVE (AND THE GIANTS OF COURSE)
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(Gen 8:1-5) And God remembered Noah [Heb: rest], and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters [of judgment] asswaged [Heb: made to cease]; The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained [judgment having fulfilled itself was restrained]; and the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated [Dict: reduced, lessened, diminished]. And the ark rested [Heb: settled down] in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat [a mountain in eastern Turkey near the borders of Iran and the Soviet Union]. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
Commentary: the ark (a container made of wood) was the cradle (a type and shadow of the manger) containing the beginnings of Divine Law who, born out of, issued forth from, the darkness of the pre-Noah world wherein there was “only evil continually.” (Gen 6:5). Divine Law is the sure foundation of our world and is composed of chaos made into order (Law) by God, and manifested to us as God’s structured morality found in the Divine Law. The New Testament “manger” (Luke 2:7) (a container presumably made of wood) contained the beginnings of Divine Grace. (Luke 2:40) “And the child [Jesus] grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.”
(Gen 8:6-9) And it came to pass at the end of forty days [a biblical symbol of testing], that Noah [herein, a type and shadow of God] opened the window of the ark [a type and shadow of Heaven] which he had made: And he sent forth a raven [a black bird; an “unclean” bird (Lev 11:15), a type and shadow of Satan (Matt 13:4,19; Mark 4:4,15; Luke 8:5,12], which went forth to and fro, until the waters [of judgment] were dried up from off the earth [i.e., for the duration of judgment]. Also he sent forth a dove [a white bird; a type and shadow of the Holy Spirit; the 1st sending of holiness to witness the pre-Noah judgment of the earth from Genesis chapter one until the ark of Noah] from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot [singular “foot” for the duration of the O.T. indicated by the “his foot” of the brasen laver, and the golden candlestick which are both O.T. symbols of the Holy Spirit, and “her foot” also indicates a female aspect of the Holy Spirit], and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took [Heb: seized] her, and pulled her in [an interesting emphatic similarity to “the rapture”] unto him into the ark.
Dictionary: raven = 1. any of several large corvine birds with lusterous black plumage and raucous voice which has been from time immemorial been considered a bird of ill omen.
Dictionary: raven = 1. to seek plunder or prey. 2. to eat or feed voraciously or greedily. 3. to have a ravenous appetite. 4. to seize as spoil or prey. 5. rapine; robbery. 6. plunder or prey.
(Job 1:7) And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. [Job 2:2]
dove = Heb: a dove (apparently from the warmth of their mating [“warmth” and “mating” figuratively speaking of the Holy Spirit and Jesus = Jesus Christ (the anointed)]) /// to effervesce [Dict: to issue forth in bubbles]; wine (as fermented); by implic. intoxication: banqueting, wine, wine [-bibber].
(Luke 3:21,22) Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
(Matt 11:19) The Son of man [Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit in Him] came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous [Dict: one who eats to excess], and a winebibber [an example of inflating the topic to extremes to make a phony point], a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
(1 Tim 5:23) [The apostle Paul to his student Timothy] Drink no longer water, but use [Gk: employ] a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities [Gk: sicknesses].
little = Gk: puny (in extent, degree, number, duration or value); somewhat: briefly, few, (a) little, short, small.
(Gen 8:10-12) And he stayed yet other seven days; and again [the 2nd time, for the New Testament] he sent forth the dove out of the ark [Luke 3:21,22]; And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove [the 3rd time, for the Millennium]; which returned not again unto him any more.
Commentary: “an olive leaf” = a type and shadow of the Jewish nation during the time of Jesus, and thereafter, by extension, representing all saved persons destined to be brought forth as fruit.
(Gen 8:13,14) And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry. And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
(Gen 8:15-19) And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply [Gen 1:22 (animals); 1:28 “replenish”; 8:17 (animals); 9:1 “replenish”] upon the earth. And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
(Gen 1:28) And God blessed them [“male and female” (v.27) in one body], and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Dictionary: “plenish” = to fill up; stock; furnish.
(Gen 9:1) And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Commentary: So where did the giants come from? The probability is that the giant seed came through the flood inside the wife of Ham, her hidden sexual evil affecting him toward sexual evil through the sexual intimacy (melding) of their husband-wife relationship. The much lesser and only remaining probability is that the giant seed came through the flood in one or more of the animals in the ark. God blessed the animals of the earth (Gen 1:22) and the animals of the ark (Gen 8:17) with “be fruitful, and multiply.” However, in no place did God ever bless the wives of Noah’s three sons to “be fruitful, and multiply” lest the giant seed resident in one or more of them receive that blessing, but God blessed only “Noah and his sons.” (Gen 9:1). Ham manifested the evil passed through to him when he became “one” with his unfaithful wife.
(Gen 8:20-22) And Noah builded an altar [Heb: to slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice): kill, offer, sacrifice, slay] unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings [wholly dedicated to the Lord] on the altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.