The Bone of a Man
“There’s nothing like bones to remind you of your heritage.”
Further to the previous post, the structure of the declaration in Numbers 19 concerning contact with the dead seems to support the assertion that, since the fall, flesh is corrupt but clean bones are “bridal” memorials. Firstly, look at where the “bone of an Adam” appears in the structure:
TRANSCENDENCE – Creation
Anyone (Initiation – Ark)
…..HIERARCHY – Division
…..who touches (Delegation – Veil)
……….ETHICS 1 – Law Given – Ascension
……….in the open field (Elevation – Bronze Altar)
……….one [slain by] a sword (Presentation – Table)
……………ETHICS 2 – Law Opened – Testing
……………or [one who] has died, (Purification – Lampstand)
……….ETHICS 3 – Law Received – Maturity
……….a bone of an Adam (Transformation – Incense)
SANCTIONS – Conquest
…..or a grave (Vindication – Mediators)
SUCCESSION – Glorification
shall be unclean seven days. (Representation – Shekinah)
Notice the progression from sword/flesh (Sacrifice), to death (Curse of the Law), to bone (White Witness), to grave (Day of Coverings).
Not only does this stipulation follow the same structure as Genesis 2, it also follows the sacrificial process and the Feasts. Step 5 is Trumpets, the legal witnesses and the summoning of the bridal army (awesome as an army with banners!) It is also the Incense Altar, the fragrant altar of resurrection. The High Priest himself was a Tabernacle, and the Incense Altar corresponds to the 12 gemstones on his 24 “bridal” ribs.
Notice that the prohibition against touching is a veil between Jew and Gentile, the second feast (Passover) and the uncleanness appears at Atonement. Also, the “open field” is at Day 3, the Ascension of the Land, and the one slain by a sword is the Firstfruits Lamb (the third feast).
Also, the entire chapter follows the same pattern (as fractals do) which puts this sentence inside the greater Step 5, which is bridal.
We see the same thing in Matthew 27. See The Bones of Elisha.