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The Number 42 in Scripture as it deals with
the Exodus and Matthew’s genealogy of
Messiah Yeshua
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You are responsible before the Creator of the Universe to act honourably. HE is
your judge. My advice is to act accordingly. He can inflict a LOT more sorrow
than some shyster lawyer.
• What brought the idea of this teaching
to mind was the fact that the 14th camp
of the 42 camps of Israel in the Exodus
was at Kadesh Barnea, whence Moshe
sent the spies into the land. This
brought to mind that Yeshua’s
genealogy in Matthew is broken into 3
sets of 14, or 42 generations.
• Is there a connection?
• Were there 3 sets of 14 camps in the Wilderness
Adventure that can be illustrated by the 3 sets of 14
generations in Moshiach’s genealogy?
• Or do the 42 camps provide an illustration of the
ancestry of Yeshua as seen in the 42 generations
mentioned in Matthew 1?
• Or both?
• Or something else entirely?
• Or nothing at all?
Come with me as I explore what to me, at
least, is an interesting concept.
• We’ll just use the meanings of the names of
the places where Israel camped and the
names of Yeshua’s progenitors, and see if
we can find a connection. If I am able to see
connections, they may seem a stretch into
the mystical, but let’s face it; the idea that
we hold the very Word of Y’hovah in our
hands might seem a stretch into the
mystical, don’t you think?
• As I share what I find, it will not be an
exhaustive revelation. YOU may see a
connection I don’t. PLEASE record it
somehow or if you think it is salient, get my
attention and share it.
• I do not have a lock on all Truth. Be
Bereans; check me out.
First Stop
• The first stop was at Succoth to retrieve
Yoseph’s bones for burial in Shechem,
where Ya’acov’s well is. The word Succoth
means ‘booths’ or ‘temporary shelters”.
Some say this was the site of the treasure
city of Egypt, where men came from all
over the world to do business with Egypt.
First Stop
• It makes sense that Yoseph, who had been
the main businessman for Paroh, would be
embalmed and buried there. This
corresponds well with the 1st generation
mentioned in Matt.1, Avraham, who dwelt
in Sukkoth all his Ivrit life. We never see
Avraham living in a city or even a house in
Canaan (he did visit briefly in Abimelech’s
house a couple of times).
First Stop
• Hebrews 11 tells us
• 8 By faith Avraham, when he was called
to go out into a place which he should
after receive for an inheritance, obeyed;
and he went out, not knowing whither
he went.
First Stop
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of
promise, as a strange country, dwelling in
tabernacles [sukkoth] with Isaac and Jacob,
the heirs with him of the same promise: 10
For he looked for a city which hath
foundations, whose builder and maker is
Eloha. (Heb.11.8-10)
• So we can see a correspondence there. Avi
would not live in any permanent dwelling in
his flesh.
Second Stop
• The 2nd stop was Etham, which is at the
head of the Wadi Watir that leads through a
sheer valley to the beach at Pi-Hahiroth (the
3rd stop), modern Nuweiba. Etham is
possibly another form of Khetam, an
Egyptian word meaning ‘fortress’, which
makes sense.
Second Stop
• If an invading force came ashore at PiHahiroth (the only place on the Egyptian
Aqaba littoral where an invader could hope
to put an army ashore) and traveled up the
Wadi to attack Egypt, this would be the way
they’d HAVE to come. There were only 2
ways in or out; here or at Pi-Hahiroth.
Second Stop
• The valley’s walls were almost sheer 90°
cuts, punctuated by smaller wadis entering
along its route. This stop would correspond
in Matt.1 to Yitzhak, who was the entryway
to the fulfillment of the promise Y’hovah
had made to Avraham in Gen.15. Etham
was the only way to Egypt’s flanks.
Third Stop
• 3rd stop was Pi-Hahiroth (H6367), mouth of
the gorges. Looking at satellite images of
Wadi Watir one can see at LEAST a dozen
‘tributary’ wadis emptying into it, so it is
quite literally ‘the mouth of the gorges’.
These smaller wadis were inaccessible to
the body of Israel.
Third Stop
• This stop corresponds in Yeshua’s
genealogy to Ya’acov, who had been named
Yisrael by the Angel of Y’hovah (a postresurrection appearance of Y’hovah Yeshua
in Tanakh) while they wrestled in the night
before Ya’acov returned to the Land with his
wives and children.
Third Stop
• Ya’acov/Yisrael, from whom came the 12
tribes and with whom the 70 nations went
into the world (Egypt) in figure (Gen.46),
now receives back from all of them, not just
his children and theirs, but also from the 70
nations that his Son, Yeshua, has redeemed
from their sins and grafted into Yisrael.
Fourth Stop
• The 4th stop was Marah, on the Saudi side
of Aqaba and about a 3-day journey inland.
Marah means bitter, which refers to both the
water that was there and the spirit that came
over Israel when they discovered its nature
(and, by extension, their own). The water
started out bitter, but was made sweet by
Moshe’s obedience to Y’hovah.
Fourth Stop
• This connects very well with Yehudah, who
is the 4th ancestor of Yeshua named in
Matt.1. Yehudah started out as a selfserving, opportunist. But when Tamar
showed him his own nature when he
condemned her to burning (which sentence
was according to Torah at least 150 years
before it was codified by Moshe),
Fourth Stop
• he changed completely and became a
Tzadik (Gen.44.16, 18-34) – so much so
that Yoseph was amazed to see the extent of
the transformation, which was quite
possibly what precipitated his nearly
uncontrollable weeping in Gen.45.1-2. I am
persuaded that he wept tears of joy because
Yehudah was so changed.
Fifth Stop
• The 5th stop was at Elim, which I think was
only a few more hours further, where they
found 12 wells and 70 palm trees. Elim is
plural of H193, uwl which means strength.
This stop coincides with ancestor of Yeshua,
Phares in Matt.1. Phares means breech.
Fifth Stop
• This could signify the breech between
Yehudah (2 Israel) and Ephraim (10 Israel;
2+10 = 12 tribes) and the almost genetic
disdain of Yehudah toward any gentile (70
nations) wishing to follow Y’hovah and his
Fifth Stop
• Of course, the 12 wells (Yisrael) are what
sustains the 70 palm trees (the goyim). But
the meaning of Elim signifies the strength to
be had by the 2 sticks of Ezek.37 made one
in Y’hovah Yeshua’s hands.
Sixth Stop
• The 6th stop is ‘by the Yam Suf’. Nothing is
said of this stop in Ex.15 or 16, and it is
only mentioned in Num.33 without any
specifics. Could it be because 6 is the
number of man in scripture? The
corresponding ancestor of Yeshua in Matt.1
is Hezron.
Sixth Stop
• His name means ‘courtyard’, an enclosed place
like behind a fence or wall. Perhaps this camp
was in a basin surrounded by hills. This is the
first stop that was not mentioned in the
narrative, but was recorded by Moshe at the
command of Y’hovah and reported in Num.33.
Perhaps this was where they prepared for …
Seventh Stop
• The 7th stop, which is REALLY interesting
to me, because this is the place where
Y’hovah trained Israel in … that’s right, you
guessed it … Shabbat. Israel had been in
hard bondage, working all day, 7 days a
week for over 100 years. They had forgotten
which day was the Shabbat, just from
Seventh Stop
• In Matt.1, the 7th ancestor of Yeshua is Ram
(as seen in the Davidic genealogy in Ruth
4), though it says Aram in Matt.1. Ram
means ‘high, lofty’, which is a good
description of the 7th day Shabbat that the
nation was to be trained for in the
Wilderness of Sin.
Seventh Stop
• Sin (seen), in this case does not mean
transgression of Torah, but was the name for
the moon-eloha of the Araba. It also
happens to be the outskirts of the mountains
in which Sinai (Seen-eye) is found.
Seventh Stop
• They stayed in the Wilderness of Sin for at
least a week, probably 2, to go through
Shabbat Basic Training. Shabbat Basic
Training via the manna is another
PowerPoint teaching.
Eighth Stop
• The 8th stop is Dophkah. Dophkah means ‘a
knock’ from the root H1849 daphak ‘to
knock’. They were knocking at the
revelation of Y’hovah’s word. The ancestor
of Yeshua that corresponds to Dophkah is
Aminadab, whose name means ‘people
offering freely’.
Eighth Stop
• After they gained the understanding that
Y’hovah would provide all their needs;
water, nutrition, and even flesh food; they
offered themselves freely to him …
• at least until they ran out of water again.
Ninth Stop
• The 9th stop was Alush. There is no Hebrew
definition and no indication of any
important things happening here, so Alush
is not mentioned in Exodus. The ancestor of
Yeshua in Matt.1 is Nachshon. He was the
Yehudi elder of the Exodus who was
succeeded by Kalev, the Kenite dog of a
Ninth Stop
• 9 is the number that signifies confusion by
diminishing from the Word of Y’hovah; 101=9. Nachshon’s name means ‘enchanter’ and
is derived from the root nachash, to hiss, to
whisper a magic spell. The fiery nachash was a
source of evil in the Israelite camp in Numbers
21. Nachshon voted with the 10 tourists at
Tenth Stop
• Stop #10 was at Rephidim, where they had no
water, but after they kvetched about it enough,
Y’hovah had Moshe tap the Rock at Rephidim
and had water gush out from it. In Matt.1, the
corresponding ancestor is Salmon, whose name
means ‘garment’ or investiture.
• This was NOT a fish swimming in the water
from the Rock.
Tenth Stop
• Investiture is the act of conferring title or
office on a person, clothing him with
authority. When Moshe struck the Rock and
the water gushed forth, Y’hovah clothed him
with authority like never before.
Eleventh Stop
• Stop #11 is in the Wilderness of Sinai. This
is where Israel received the 10
Commandments and the rest of the
Covenant, sent elders into the very
throneroom of Y’hovah, transgressed in the
golden calf and built the Mishkan.
Eleventh Stop
• The ancestor of Yeshua that corresponds is
Boaz, husband of Ruth and Tanakh’s best
illustration of the kinsman redeemer - a
fitting person to match to the giving of
Torah, as he was a tzadik and lived it out in
his own life.
Twelfth Stop
• Stop 12 is Kibrothhataavah, where Israel
murmured about their need for flesh to eat.
Kibrothhataavah means ‘graves of longing
or lusting’. The patriarch that corresponds is
Obed, which means serving.
Twelfth Stop
• The reason for the graves of lust is that the
Israelites served themselves of the quail
without pouring out the quail’s blood on the
ground, offering it to Y’hovah first, or
cooking it. I think they died with the raw
sinews of quail stuck in their teeth and the
blood dripping down their chins.
Thirteenth Stop
• Stop 13 was Chatzeroth, which means a
fence or a yard. It was at Chatzeroth where
Miriam and Aharon murmured against
Moshe because of his Ethiopian wife, and
Miriam was afflicted with tzaraath, which
KJV translates as leprosy.
Thirteenth Stop
• She was cleansed of the tzaraath as soon as
Moshe interceded for her, but she still had
to stay without the camp until her mikvah
on the 7th day after she was declared clean
of the plague. Even the leadership had to
abide by Torah. This had to be a new
experience for them. Egyptian authorities,
as American anymore, were above the law.
Thirteenth Stop
• Israel could not enter the land with an
unclean leader, so the whole camp had to
stay encamped at Chatzeroth for a week
because of Miriam’s lashon hara. The
corresponding ancestor is Yishai, whose
name means to be or stand out. This
particular stop would certainly ‘stand out’ in
everyone’s mind.
Fourteenth Stop
• Stop #14 was Rithmah, which was named
Kadesh Barnea in the narrative, and whence
they sent the 12 spies into the land to scope
it out. 10 of the spies decided to be tourists
instead and brought back some impressive
souvenirs, while 2 of the spies acquitted
themselves as mighty men of valor.
Fourteenth Stop
• Rithmah means to yoke to a pole. I think
they call this Rithmah here to intimate that
they were here for a LO-O-ONG time.
Because the spies turned Israel away from
trusting Y’hovah, they were made to stay
there, according to some rabbis for ½ of
their remaining time in the Wilderness –
19+ years.
Fourteenth Stop
• The ancestor corresponding to Rithmah is
David, the King. He most definitely was the
one king who yoked the 2 houses of Israel
together. In this way, he was a wonderful type
of Moshiach ben David. Also, the gematria of
David’s name = 14 (daleth + vav + daleth =
yud daleth). This was the zenith of Israel’s
righteousness as a nation. Stop 28 will match
Israel’s nadir of national righteousness.
Fifteenth Stop
• Stop #15 was Rimmon Paretz. The name
means “pomegranate breach”, and it only
appears in this chapter, so nothing of any
importance occurred here. But the name of
Yeshua’s ancestor that corresponds to the
15th wilderness ‘station’ is Shlomo, who
began the rift between the 2 houses of
Ya’acov in 2 ways;
Fifteenth Stop
• 1) he breached Torah by multiplying pagan
wives and worshipping their elohim, not to
mention multiplying horses and chariots,
and 2) by treating the men of the northern
10 tribes differently (1Ki.12) than he treated
those of the southern tribes of Yehudah and
Fifteenth Stop
• And Yerovoam and all the congregation of
Israel came, and spake unto Rehovoam,
saying, 4 Thy father made our yoke grievous:
now therefore make thou the grievous service
of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put
upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.
Fifteenth Stop
• Rehovoam made the wrong decision, of
course, by not heeding the counsel of his
father’s chief advisors. But the seeds of
secession, the breach in the United
Kingdom, were sown by Shlomo.
Sixteenth Stop
• Stop #16 was Libnah, which was also not
mentioned in the narrative. Yeshua’s
ancestor corresponding to the 16th camp was
Rehoboam (a people has enlarged). His
mother, Na’amah was an Ammonitess.
Libnah means whiteness or transparency.
Sixteenth Stop
• After the ‘split’ that occurred in his reign, there
was nothing that Rehoboam did that was of
any importance, either. The one thing that
happened in his reign that had any importance
wasn’t as a result of anything he did. The split
was due to Shlomo’s actions. It was as if
Rehoboam was never even there - transparent.
Seventeenth Stop
• The 17th stop was at Rissah. Here’s Strong’s on
• 7446 Riccah ris-saw' from 7450; a ruin (as dripping to
pieces); Rissah, a place in the Desert:--Rissah. see
HEBREW for 07450
• 7450 racac raw-sas' a primitive root; to comminute;
used only as denominative from 7447, to moisten (with
drops):--temper. see HEBREW for 07447
• 7447 raciyc raw-sees' from 7450; properly, dripping to
pieces, i.e. a ruin; also a dew-drop:--breach, drop. see
HEBREW for 07450
Seventeenth Stop
• Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines
comminute as ‘to reduce to fine powder’, so
Rissah was a ruin that was literally falling
apart before their eyes, eroding away so
quickly it was as if it were flowing like
water. The place must have been
constructed of mud or an adobe-like
material, unable to hold up to the effects of
wind and the stuff driven by it.
Seventeenth Stop
• The 17th name in Yeshua’s genealogy is
AviYam, who had no children and when he
died after only 3 years in the throne, his
brother Asa ascended to the throne. His
name means ‘the sea is my father’.
Seventeenth Stop
• I think that what was being comminuted
(reduced to powder) was the reign of less
than righteous kings, beginning with
Shlomo in the latter years of his reign. What
were also being comminuted was the
righteousness of the people (with some
notable exceptions, as we’ll see a bit later)
and AviYam’s physical seed-line.
Eighteenth Stop
• The 18th encampment was at K’helathah,
which means a place of congregation or
gathering, from the root H.6950, kahal.
Nothing of import happened here in the
narrative, either. The Messianic ancestor
who corresponds to this encampment is Asa.
To this point, only David had been
consistently a king after Y’hovah’s heart.
Eighteenth Stop
• Asa and his son, Yehoshaphat were
personally righteous, though the people
were growing ever more distant from
Y’hovah. Asa begins a run of righteous
kings in Yehudah, where the worship of
Y’hovah was the general order of the day,
despite the ever enlarging minority who
went after other elohim.
Nineteenth Stop
• The 19th encampment was at Mt. Shapher.
The root shaphar = glisten, beautiful. For
the 5th time running, nothing of major
import occurred here. But the Messianic
ancestor named, is Yehoshaphat, whose
name means Y’hovah judges.
Nineteenth Stop
• While Yehoshaphat cemented a political
relationship with Ahav and Yezevel of
Israel, by marrying his heir, Yehoram to a
daughter of Ahav and Yezevel, AthaliYah,
his own character and commitment to
Y’hovah cannot be understated.
Nineteenth Stop
• He shone in comparison to his contemporaries,
actually demanding a prophet of Y’hovah be found
to prophesy of a battle he and Ahab were going to
fight. As the people of Israel and Yehudah became
less set-apart to Y’hovah, even the righteous kings
started to think that Y’hovah was less interested in
their political lives than in their spiritual lives,
somehow forgetting that they are interrelated.
Nineteenth Stop
• What you believe should rule every aspect
of your life, even your politics. AthaliYah’s
name means Y’hovah compresses or
constrains. Well, Y’hovah compresses the
genealogy of Yeshua for 3 generations, I
believe due to the wickedness of AthaliYah
and her son.
Nineteenth Stop
• The missing 3 generations fits Ex.20, even
though there were 2 righteous kings among
them (Jehoash and Amaziah).
• Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor
serve them: for I Y’hovah Elohecha am a
jealous Eloha, visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children unto the third and fourth
generation of them that hate me; (Exodus 20:5)
• I believe this was done to thin the DNA of
Yezevel out of the line of David.
Twentieth Stop
• The 20th stop was at Charadah, which is
feminine of the root charad, meaning
trembling, fearful. Nothing important
enough to report happened here, either. The
corresponding ancestor of Yeshua is
Yehoram, whose name means Y’hovah
Twentieth Stop
• What Y’hovah was raising was the
awareness that AthaliYah was a wicked
influence on her husband Yehoram, king of
Yehudah and the fear and trembling that
ought to be known in Yehudah.
Twenty-First Stop
• Stop 21 was at MaK’heloth, which like
Kehalathah, derives from the root kahal,
assembly. Nothing important occurred here,
either – that’s 7 stops in a row. The ancestor
corresponding to this stop was UzziYahu
(strength of Y’hovah), or AzariYahu
(Y’hovah has helped). Both names are
applied to the same king.
Twenty-First Stop
• Notice that 3 generations of kings were NOT
mentioned in Yeshua’s genealogy; Ahaziah,
Athaliah, the usurper (was the queen mother
who killed all her grandchildren except Joash),
Yehoash and Amaziah. I assume that these
were left out due to their tainted DNA. The 4th
generation may have been sufficiently purged
of the Yezevel DNA to be included again.
Twenty-First Stop
• I think the fear and trembling of Charadah
was not wasted on Azariah/Uzziah and his
descendants, whose father, grandfather, and
great-grandfather had all lost a LOT of
blessings due to Yehoram’s (and Amaziah’s)
idolatrous lifestyles.
Twenty-Second Stop
• The 22nd stop was Tahath, meaning below.
No important happenings here, either.
Matt.1’s corresponding ancestor is
Yehotham, whose name means Y’hovah is
perfect or complete.
Twenty-Second Stop
• In his own life, Yehotham was a righteous
king who was in Moshiach, in whom his
kahal is tamiym, but the names below him
in Moshiach’s genealogy begin to become
more wicked, with a couple of outstanding
Twenty-Third Stop
• Stop 23 was at Tarach, meaning ‘wild goat,
wanderer or loiterer’. Nothing of any
importance happened here, either (9th
encampment where nothing is reported: I’m
beginning to think that all the action was at
very select places, and that the Wilderness
Adventure wasn’t all that adventurous;
Twenty-Third Stop
• that life in the wilderness was a lot like a
Navy cruise in a war zone – long periods of
boredom punctuated by brief moments of
abject terror). The son of David/ancestor of
Yeshua corresponding to this stop is Ahaz.
Ahaz was an unrighteous king in
Twenty-Third Stop
• 2 Twenty years old was Ahaz when he began to
reign, and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, and
did not that which was right in the sight of Y’hovah his
Eloha, like David his father. 3 But he walked in the
way of the kings of Israel, yea, and made his son to
pass through the fire, according to the abominations
of the heathen, whom Y’hovah cast out from before
the children of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and burnt
incense in the high places, and on the hills, and
under every green tree. (2Ki.16.2-4)
Twenty-Third Stop
• If you read the entire chapter of Melachim
Bet 16, you will see that there may not have
been a more wicked king EVER in
Yehudah, so the connection is obvious
between the ‘wild goat’ campsite and
perhaps the most wicked son of David to
occupy the throne.
Twenty-Fourth Stop
• Next stop was Mithkah (#24), which means
‘sweetness’, not to be confused with Walter
Payton. This is 10th straight stop where
nothing of any importance happened.
ChizkiYahu, the ancestor of Yeshua who
corresponds here, was one of the great and
righteous kings of Yehudah.
Twenty-Fourth Stop
• He pulled down the high places and groves
in Yehudah, and instigated a top-down
revival. The sweetness was seen in the way
that ChizkiYahu tore down the pagan altars
and high places in Yehudah. But top-down
action seldom works to the benefit of the
whole people.
Twenty-Fifth Stop
• Hashmonah is stop #25. The word means
‘firm or capacious in resources’, and for the
11th straight stop, nothing happened there.
Menashe is the ancestor of Moshiach that
corresponds to this stop. Menashe was
wicked for most of his reign, which was the
longest in Yehudah’s history – 55 years.
Twenty-Fifth Stop
• He encouraged a rapid declension into idolatry for
the people, as he went after the strange elohim
himself. He set up an image (an obelisk) of the
groves in the Temple itself: (2Ki.21)
• 7 And he set a graven image of the grove that he
had made in the house, of which Y’hovah said
to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house,
and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all
tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
Twenty-Fifth Stop
• 8 Neither will I make the feet of Israel move
any more out of the land which I gave their
fathers; only if they will observe to do
according to all that I have commanded
them, and according to all the law that my
servant Moses commanded them. 9 But
they hearkened not: and Manasseh
seduced them to do more evil than did the
nations whom Y’hovah destroyed before
the children of Israel. (2Ki.21.7-9)
Twenty-Fifth Stop
• But Menashe also had a personal revival
near the end of his life:
• 9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants
of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the
heathen, whom Y’hovah had destroyed before
the children of Israel. 10 And Y’hovah spake to
Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not
Twenty-Fifth Stop
• 11 Wherefore Y’hovah brought upon
them the captains of the host of the king
of Assyria, which took Manasseh among
the thorns, and bound him with fetters,
and carried him to Babylon. 12 And
when he was in affliction, he besought
Y’hovah his Eloha, and humbled himself
greatly before the Eloha of his fathers,
Twenty-Fifth Stop
• 13 And prayed unto him: and he was
intreated of him, and heard his supplication,
and brought him again to Jerusalem into his
kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that Y’hovah
he was Eloha. 14 Now after this he built a
wall without the city of David, on the west side
of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in
at the fish gate, and compassed about Ophel,
and raised it up a very great height, and put
captains of war in all the fenced cities of
Twenty-Fifth Stop
• 15 And he took away the strange elohim, and
the idol out of the house of Y’hovah, and all
the altars that he had built in the mount of the
house of Y’hovah, and in Jerusalem, and cast
them out of the city. 16 And he repaired the
altar of Y’hovah, and sacrificed thereon peace
commanded Judah to serve Y’hovah Eloha of
Twenty-Fifth Stop
• 17 Nevertheless the people did sacrifice still in
the high places, yet unto Y’hovah their Eloha
only. (2Chr.33.9-17)
• Menashe’s revival was not enough to get
him buried among his fathers, but in his
own property.
Twenty-Fifth Stop
• I think he was throughly humbled by
Y’hovah and thought himself unworthy to
be buried among his fathers. So, in the end,
Menashe became firm in his trust in and
service to Y’hovah. Remember that the stop
is Hashmonah, firm or capacious in
resources. Menashe’s latter end was all of
Twenty-Sixth Stop
• Next stop is #26, Moseroth, where for the
12th straight camp, nothing of import
happened. Moseroth means ‘corrections’.
The Moshiach’s ancestor corresponding to
this stop is Amon.
Twenty-Sixth Stop
• Amon was as wicked as his father had been
until his humbling, who ‘brought him up’
(the root word, H239 aman, from which
Amon’s name is derived means ‘brought up’
or nurtured) to be a pagan.
Twenty-Sixth Stop
• Amon was SO wicked Y’hovah only let him
reign for 2 years. Judging by his mother’s
and maternal grandfather’s names he was
firmly rooted in his wickedness, so much so
that noone could trust him and he was killed
by a conspiracy of his friends and servants
in his own house.
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• Stop #27 is Beneja’akan, which means ‘sons
of twisting’ or ‘tortuous sons’. This 13th
eventless camp corresponds to Yeshua’s
umpteenth grandfather, YoshiYahu, who
began to reign when he was 8 years old. His
adviser was HilkiYahu, the Kohen haGadol.
In the 18th year of his reign he ordered a
general clean up of the Temple.
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• This included losing the images of the groves that
his grand-pappy had set up and to which his papa
had gone after with reckless abandon. In the cleanup process, what to their wondering eyes should
appear but the Torah scroll. Noone had SEEN it
since at LEAST Menashe’s time, 20-some years
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• 2Ki.22,8, 10-20 - 8 And Hilkiah the high
priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I
have found the book of the law in the
house of Y’hovah. And Hilkiah gave the
book to Shaphan, and he read it… 10
And Shaphan the scribe shewed the
king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath
delivered me a book. And Shaphan read
it before the king.
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• 11 And it came to pass, when the king
had heard the words of the book of the
law, that he rent his clothes. 12 And the
king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and
Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and
Achbor the son of Michaiah, and
Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a
servant of the king', saying,
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• 13 Go ye, enquire of Y’hovah for me,
and for the people, and for all Judah,
concerning the words of this book that is
found: for great is the wrath of Y’hovah
that is kindled against us, because our
fathers have not hearkened unto the
words of this book, to do according unto
all that which is written concerning us.
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• 14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam,
and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah,
went unto Huldah the prophetess, the
wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the
son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe;
(now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the
college;) and they communed with her.
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• 15 And she said unto them, Thus saith
Y’hovah Eloha of Israel, Tell the man
that sent you to me, 16 Thus saith
Y’hovah, Behold, I will bring evil upon
this place, and upon the inhabitants
thereof, even all the words of the book
which the king of Yehudah hath read:
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• 17 Because they have forsaken me, and
have burned incense unto other elohim, that
they might provoke me to anger with all the
works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall
be kindled against this place, and shall not be
quenched. 18 But to the king of Yehudah
which sent you to enquire of Y’hovah, thus
shall ye say to him, Thus saith Y’hovah Eloha
of Israel,
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• As touching the words which thou hast
heard; 19 Because thine heart was
tender, and thou hast humbled thyself
before Y’hovah, when thou heardest
what I spake against this place, and
against the inhabitants thereof, that they
should become a desolation and a
curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and
wept before me;
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• I also have heard thee , saith Y’hovah. 20
Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy
fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy
grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all
the evil which I will bring upon this place.
(2Ki.22.8, 10-20).
• I think the connection between stop 27,
ja’akan/twistings, and YoshiYahu is made
pretty plain.
Twenty-Seventh Stop
• Yoshi was afraid that he would see the
nation rent from its inheritance, but Y’hovah
assured him that his personal righteousness
would hold off the final judgment and exile
for as long as he occupied the throne of
David, his father.
Twenty-Eighth Stop
• The 28th stop is at Horhagidgad, which
means ‘cave of self-inflicted cuts’, where for
the 14th stop in a row nothing important
happened. Sounds like a Tophet cave. The
refusal of the kings of Yehudah to enforce
Y’hovah’s Toroth in their kingdom was the
source of the self-inflicted cuts that got the
nation exiled into Babylon.
Twenty-Eighth Stop
• Moshiach’s ancestor that matches this stop
is ConYahu, the king of whom it was
• Thus saith Y’hovah, Write ye this man
childless, a man that shall not prosper in his
days: for no man of his seed shall prosper,
sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any
more in Yehudah. (Jeremiah 22:30)
Twenty-Eighth Stop
• Because YeconYahu was written childless
none of his seed could flourish on the
throne of David. That does NOT preclude
them sitting the throne of another nation,
which they certainly did in Parthia, where
the king HAD to be a son of David by law.
Twenty-Eighth Stop
• However, the fact that this verse is in Matthew’s
gospel record is what convinces me that this is the
genealogy of Yoseph, the husband of Miriam and
NOT that of Miriam. What would be the point of
mentioning the curse on YeconYahu’s sons if it
was Miriam’s genealogy. As a daughter of David
and not a son eligible to be king, the curse did not
apply to her. This was the nadir of Israel’s national
Twenty-Ninth Stop
• Stop #29 was Yotbathah, meaning
‘pleasantness’. Again, nothing important
happened here. The ancestor of Yeshua
corresponding here is Shealtiel, whose
name means “I have enquired of Eloha.” The
connection is quite plain in this instance
because after the sons of YoshiYahu – all
wicked men – Shealtiel must have been a
breath of fresh air.
Twenty-Ninth Stop
• While he was not king in Babylon, the
people of Yehudah still looked to him for
leadership because he was the heir to
David’s throne. His leadership in Babylon
was likely crucial to what Yehudah and
Israel, their companions, experienced there.
Thirtieth Stop
• Stop 30 was at Ebronah, which Wiki (it’s
gotta be true!) says was the beginning of the
descent and the pass from the high Arabah
to Etzion Gever and the Gulf of Aqaba.
Ebronah means passage and its root is avar
to cross over, in this case from the highland
to the valley.
Thirtieth Stop
• This is the 16th uneventful stop in
succession, and Israel must have been
getting bored. They won’t have to wait
much longer for some action. The
Moshiach’s patriarch that corresponds to
this encampment is Zerubbabel, who lead
Yehuda as they crossed BACK over the
Euphrates on their return journey to
Thirtieth Stop
• Zerubbabel is a compound word from
H2215 zarab, meaning ‘to flow away’ (like
hot wax), and H894 babel, meaning
‘confusion’. After Rithmah (Kadesh), this
was the furthest from haAretz Israel got.
Thirtieth Stop
• They were heading towards Etzion Gever
on the north shore of the Gulf of Aqaba and
from this point onward b’nei Israel were
spiritually headed steadily up to the land,
flowing like wax from the flame; the flame
representing the confusion of Babylon. We
were flowing away from the confusion of
babel and towards the promised rest.
Thirtieth Stop
• In this metaphor, Yeshua haMoshiach is our
promised rest, as Hebrews says
• 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of
Eloha. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath
ceased from his own works, as Eloha did from his. 11 Let
us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man
fall after the same example of unbelief. (Hebrews 4:9-11)
• They WOULD labor through a series of successful
battles with Canaanite tribes – while not suffering
even a scratch in them.
Thirty-First Stop
• Stop 31 was Etzion Gever, which is another
compound word from H6096 etzion, spine,
and gever, a valiant warrior. Gever is from
the same root as Gavriel, ‘my valiant
warrior is Eloha’. Etzion Gever means the
‘backbone of a valiant warrior’. The
ancestor of Yeshua who corresponds to
Etzion Gever is Avihud.
Thirty-First Stop
• Avihud’s name means ‘my father is renowned’ or
‘an imposing figure or person’. That’s kinda like
‘Chuck Norris was born on May 6, 1945. Germany
surrendered on May 7, 1945.’ Need I say more? I
mean, if Chuck Norris was YOUR father you
would win every school-yard debate because your
father really COULD beat up the other kid’s
father. Y’hovah is Avihud’s Father.. Even Chuck
Norris can’t beat him up.
Thirty-Second Stop
• Stop 32 was at the Wilderness of Zin, which
is Kadesh, where Miriam died. They stayed
here for just enough time to mourn Miriam.
Moshe called it Rithmah earlier (stop 14), I
think because they were there for such a
long time, as I said before.
Thirty-Second Stop
• Here it is called by its proper name, because
they were on the last leg of their journey
and had been set apart unto Y’hovah, and
the place was set apart by the death and
subsequent ‘sitting shiva’ over Miriam.
Thirty-Second Stop
• Kadesh is ‘Kadosh’, with a slightly different
vowel pointing. The ancestor corresponding
to Kadesh is Elyakiym, Eloha raises up (not
rises up, but raises up). Y’hovah had set
Israel apart, exalted us, and we were on our
spiritual ascent to our inheritance.
Thirty-Third Stop
• The 33rd stop was at Mount Hor, where
Aharon died, and passed his mantle to his
son, Elazar. Israel stayed here for another
time of ‘sitting shiva’. The custom of sitting
shiva is that a family in morning is visited
by extended family and friends for a shavua
- a week of mourning - over the loss of a
loved one.
Thirty-Third Stop
• The visitors will bring meals and take care
of any household needs for the mourners,
recall the good memories and deeds of the
departed and generally mourn with them; to
succor them. After the week, the official
mourning is over and life returns to normal.
Thirty-Third Stop
• In the case of Israel, they no sooner finished
mourning for Miriam and moved a few
miles to Mount Hor (on Edom’s border),
than they got to do it all again, this time for
Aharon, their Kohen Gadol. Yeshua’s
ancestor who corresponds to Mount Hor is
Azzur, helpful. His name has the root H5826
azar – succor (assistance and support in
times of distress).
Thirty-Third Stop
• Not only was succor what Israel needed
right then, but I think it was Y’hovah who
supplied it. They were encamped at Mount
Hor, the ‘looming mountain’, which
foreshadowed the next event. Hor is from
the unused root harar, meaning looming, or
a threatening presence.
Thirty-Third Stop
• Y’hovah ‘sat shiva’ with Israel because
HaSatan was going to try to use these backto-back losses to discourage them.
Discouragement from the enemy was
looming, and Y’hovah sat shiva to succor
Thirty-Third Stop
• That next event (right away while they were
still at Mt. Hor) was that in an attempt to
kick Israel while they were down; haSatan
inspired king Arad to take some Israelites
hostage. What haSatan meant to cause Israel
to despair, Y’hovah used to get their Irish
up, and Moshe sent a force to wipe Arad out
– literally – and to rescue the hostages.
Thirty-Third Stop
• Israel left behind nothing that drew breath, and
suffered not a scratch in doing so. Maybe now you
know why Israel is so good at hostage rescue:
they’ve had a lot of practice over the millennia.
• There are 8 moves left before we reach the plains
of Moav on the east bank of Yarden, and our new
beginning with Yehoshua taking command and
preparing us to cross Yarden to take our
Thirty-Fourth Stop
• The 34th stop was Tzalmonah, shadiness,
from the root H6757 tzalmaveth, the
shadow of death. Ps.23 comes to mind
• 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death [tzalmaveth], I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
comfort me.
Thirty-Fourth Stop
• We had just come through the valley of the
shadow of death, and Y’hovah gave us
victory over the 1st Canaanite tribe who
came out against us for the purpose of
building our confidence that he had our
Thirty-Fourth Stop
• Yeshua’s ancestor corresponding to this stop
was Tzadok, from the root H6663 meaning
‘righteous’. Y’hovah had brought us through
the Wilderness Adventure and was bringing
us to our inheritance. He had lifted us up,
set us apart and we were righteous in his
Thirty-Fifth Stop
• Stop 35 was at Punon, which means
perplexity or to be distracted. The cause of
the perplexing distraction isn’t revealed to
us, but Moshiach’s ancestor corresponding
to this encampment is Yokim, a shortened
form of Y’hoYakim, Y’hovah raises up. In
Kadesh, Eloha raised us up. Here, Y’hovah
raises us up.
Thirty-Fifth Stop
• In between, Y’hovah Elohenu succored us
by and in his righteousness, first by sitting
shiva with us and then by delivering us
through our 1st battle against a Canaanite
force. I think it was those in between
‘succorings’ that kept us from long
considering the distractions the enemy sent
our way.
Thirty-Sixth Stop
• The 36th stop is at Oboth, meaning ‘waterskins’, which suggests refreshing. Yeshua’s
corresponding ancestor is Elihud, whose
name means ‘my Eloha’s grandeur’ (hod –
exalt, an imposing figure, like Avihud).
Thirty-Sixth Stop
• Do you think Y’hovah was telling them that
he was their ‘shield and exceeding great
• After these things ‘Devar Y’hovah’ came
unto Avram in a vision, saying, Fear not,
Avram: I am thy shield, and thy
exceeding great reward. (Genesis 15:1)
Thirty-Sixth Stop
• I think it’s a no-brainer, myself. Everything
he’d done for us was to build our confidence
that, as long as we live in his Toroth, he is
our platoon’s point man, our flankers and
our rear guard. NOTHING and NOONE can
harm us, regardless their bluster to the
Thirty-Seventh Stop
• Stop #37 was at Iye haAvarim, ‘the heap or
ruins of those who cross over’. This is the
border of Moav, one of Lot’s sons by his
incestuous (while in a drunken stupor)
relations with his daughters shortly after
Sodom was destroyed. Lot had crossed over
Euphrates with Avraham, and Avraham had
saved his butt twice.
Thirty-Seventh Stop
• Y’hovah had told Moshe that Israel was to
do battle with neither their brother Esau nor
Lot’s sons, their cousins Ammon and Moav.
So they skirted Edom and Moav. I think the
‘ruins of those who crossed over’ may have
been ruins of a Moavite or Ammonite city.
Thirty-Seventh Stop
• We see in Devarim that Moav’s northern
border is quite a bit further north that Iyim,
and that Ammon has taken all that land
from Moav, so what Israel is about to
traverse on the king’s highway is not
legitimately ruled by either Moav (who’d
lost it) or Ammon (who’d occupied it).
Thirty-Seventh Stop
• Moshe did not ask Ammon’s leave to cross
his territory until we actually got to what
Ammon ruled by Y’hovah’s gift and not by
right of conquest. Knowing that, I think that
these ruins are of a Moavite city destroyed
by Ammon in that fight and are aptly
Thirty-Seventh Stop
• Yeshua’s progenitor lining up with Iye haAvarim
is Elazar, whose name means ‘Eloha succors or
helps’. At this time, the succor chol Israel is
receiving is that they are not engaged in internal
conflict, tribe against tribe, as Lot’s sons had been.
I think a 2nd sod thought may be that these last
few stops correspond to the first patriarchs - this
one to Avraham, as the deliverer of Lot and the
master of Elazar, servant of Avraham.
Thirty-Eighth Stop
• The 38th stop was at Divon Gad, the wasting
or pining of a troop or crowd. Why this is
named ‘pining of a crowd’ isn’t told us, but
perhaps it has to do with the circumstances
of the last stop, where brother fought
brother to the destruction of a city. Yeshua’s
great-granddad was Matthan, whose name
derives from nathan, meaning gift, to give.
Thirty-Eighth Stop
• If I am right about Israel’s empathy for their
cousins Moav and Ammon, they are also
rejoicing over the gift of Y’hovah that they
are not at each other’s throats, because such
family squabbles are more the rule than the
exception in this world. By the way, if the
rest of this teaching is correct, this gift is the
gift that Avraham received of Y’hovah,
Thirty-Ninth Stop
• Stop #39 is at Almown Diblathim, a concealed
(or sod) double-cake of figs. I think when we
see the sod of Yeshua’s papa and granddaddy,
we might see the reason for the double-cake of
figs. Yeshua’s supposed paternal grandfather’s
name is Ya’acov. I have no doubt that Yoseph’s
father’s name was really Ya’acov and this is not
JUST an allusion to Yitzhak’s son, though I
think it is that, too.
Thirty-Ninth Stop
• Ya’acov, the son of Yitzhak, had 2 sons who
were tzadikim, Yehudah and Yoseph; each
was, in his own way, sweetness to Ya’acov,
as one would be progenitor of a line of
kings and the other would be the progenitor
of a line of Tzadikim, and their lines would
merge in the MelchiTzadik, Yeshua – THE
double-cake of figs.
Fortieth Stop
• The 40th stop is Aravim, before Nebo. Nebo
is the highest mountain in the Aravim, and
likely the Pisgah where Moshe was called to
view the entire land of Israel, I think from
the Euphrates to the Red Sea and at least to
the Nile, and there to die. The whole
northern part of the Aravim is called Pisgah,
and Nebo is the highest of those mountains.
Fortieth Stop
• Moshiach Yeshua’s progenitor
corresponding to this stop is Yoseph, the
husband of Miriam (who I believe
corresponds to the plains of Moav in transYarden). Nebo/Pisgah, being the highest in
this range of mountains, relates very easily
to Yoseph the son of Ya’acov, who was
arguably the most tzadik of the tzadakim of
the Tanakh.
Fortieth Stop
• Yoseph, Miriam’s husband, meanwhile is
declared a righteous man – a tzadik – in
• 18 Now the birth of Moshiach Yeshua was on
this wise: When as his mother Miriam was
espoused to Yoseph, before they came
together, she was found with child of Ruach
Fortieth Stop
• 19 Then Yoseph her husband, being a just
man [a tzadik- the word man is added], and
not willing to make her a publick example,
was minded to put her away privily. 20 But
while he thought on these things, behold, the
angel Y’hovah appeared unto him in a dream,
saying, Yoseph, thou son of David, fear not to
take unto thee Miriam thy wife: for that which
is conceived in her is of Ruach haKodesh.
Fortieth Stop
• . 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou
shalt call his name YEHOSHUA [Yeshua, for
short]: for he shall save his people from their
sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might
be fulfilled which was spoken of Y’hovah by
the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall
be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and
they shall call his name Emmanuel, which
being interpreted is, Eloha with us.
Fortieth Stop
• 24 Then Yoseph being raised from
sleep did as the angel of Y’hovah had
bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought
forth her firstborn son: and he called his
Fortieth Stop
• And Yeshua came as Moshiach ben Yoseph in his
incarnation, to call the lost sheep of the house of
Israel out of their exile.
• My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have
caused them to go astray, they have turned them away
on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill,
they have forgotten their restingplace. (Jeremiah 50:6)
• But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
(Matthew 10:6)
• But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost
sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew 15:24)
Fortieth Stop
• When he returns, he will come as Moshiach
ben David to bring the 2 sticks together and
to be the one King over both houses who
will call scattered Yisrael, both Yehudah and
Ephraim, from the 4 corners of the earth.
Forty-First Stop
• The 41st stop is at the plains of Moav at the
foot of the Aravim. It was HERE that Balak
sent for Bilaam to curse Israel for him. It
was here that Bilaam blessed Israel after
seeing the order of the camp. It was here
that Balak followed Bilaam’s advice and
sent daughters of Moav to entice Israel to
adultery and idolatry.
Forty-First Stop
• This worked for some of the general population,
but not for the elders or priests. So Balak sent the
daughters of the elders of Midian to entice the
princes of Israel, and Zimri, prince of Simeon,
took Cozbi princess of Midian to the Mishkan
before Moshe and all the people and into the
Mishkan itself, where Pinchas stayed Y’hovah’s
wrath by pinning them both to the floor of the tent
with one stroke of a spear.
Forty-First Stop
• This was where the last 24,000 Israelites
died before entering the land by the plague
Y’hovah sent as a result of them
succumbing to the doctrine of Bilaam. Israel
was finally purged of the entire generation
who had chosen the word of the tourists
over the Word of Y’hovah.
Forty-First Stop
• You might think we’re out of Yeshua’s
progenitors, but if you’ll notice, there are
only 12 patriarchs mentioned so far since
YeconYahu (28th stop). Who is the 13th
ancestor of Yeshua named in Matthew 1?
Forty-First Stop
• How about Miriam? When she was found with
child, everyone who knew it figured she’d been
unfaithful to her espoused husband, Yoseph – even
Yoseph – in much the same way that Israel had
played the whore with Ba’alpeor. Y’hovah told
Yoseph to marry her, as he would do with Israel,
and that the son born to her would be Moshiach.
Yoseph was a tzadik. He obeyed w/o thinking.
Forty-First Stop
• He bore the reproach of an adulterer, for
what could people think when he didn’t put
away his adulterous intended and actually
married her?! In their eyes this MUST be
his own son. There is controversy over
whose genealogy is in Matthew, Yoseph’s or
Miriam’s. I think it is Yoseph’s, but I don’t
think it makes a lot of difference if it is
Forty-First Stop
• The Aramaic clearly says ‘gowra’, guardian,
but that could also refer to her husband, as
AENT says in the note. It could be, as the
Restoration Scriptures’ note says, that
Yoseph in v.16 was actually her guardian.
Moshe Koniuchowski thinks the Yoseph of
19ff is a different man.
Forty-First Stop
• I don’t see why her guardian might not
become her husband. If he was BOTH,
imagine the scandal of an older guardian
seemingly impregnating a ward in his care
and the despite he might receive from his
neighbors, the names they would call
Forty-First Stop
• ‘Mamzer’ would be POLITE. But Miriam
was NOT an adulterous woman. She was
the chosen vessel of Y’hovah to bring forth
from her flesh (made from the dust of the
earth) Moshiach – Y’hovah brought forth
the Bread of Life from the earthen vessel,
Miriam – hamotzi lechem min haAretz! And
they called his Name, Yehoshua.
One Move Left
• There is only one stop to go, #42. This
would be done in the 1st month in time for
the 1st recorded Pesach in 40 years. And
who would lead them to ‘cross over’ Yarden,
but Yehoshua, the shadow of Moshiach
Yehoshua, who will lead us into the
Kingdom and then the New Earth, wherein
dwelleth tzedakah.
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