SOLOMON’S MYSTICAL SEA OF CAST BRONZE
THE NEW HEAVEN & THE NEW EARTH
By Doug Krieger
In I Kings 7:23-26 the dimensions/volumes and description of “Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze” are given; then in I Kings 7:27-39 the same is given of the 10 Carts with Wheels and Lavers atop astride the Mystical Sea, five on either side thereof. These dimensions and volumes are mysteriously given again in II Chronicles 4:2-7 (omitting the volume of water contained therein)—the volumes are completely different: Why? Herein are great mysteries of profound consequence, for the Almighty wishes for us to recognize that the “earthly” and “heavenly” perspectives of the dimensions of paradise are at stake in these measurements. What you are about to view demonstrates the supreme wisdom of the Almighty in giving us a multi-dimensional object via its peculiar measurements both in dimensions and in volume . . . seemingly, the “measurements” are off: They are not! This is the ripping apart of the veil between heaven and earth. This is the bringing together of Ezekiel’s Holy District and John’s New Jerusalem!
What I see in them are the dimensions of Paradise from the “earthly perspective” as seen in Ezekiel’s Holy District (Ezk. 40-48) and of its “heavenly perspective” as seen in John’s Holy City, New Jerusalem, with her dimension given in Revelation 21:16-17. The TWO are coming together in a multi-dimensional masterpiece on the Great Day of God wherein the Earth and the Heavens and the veil which separates them shall be ripped asunder giving us a “New Heaven and a New Earth” at the commencement of the Millennium! DOUG HAMP IS RIGHT!
The two dimensions (the Earth and the Heavens – of Israel and the Church) are brought together on that day when the New Heavens and New Earth are renewed and the barrier between the two is forever broken (i.e., the two dimensions become one).
Doug Hamp has discovered this rare but marvelous truth and we of evangelical Premillenarian persuasion owe Hamp a debt of immense gratitude!
Does the math confirm this and is there anything in either the Hebrew or Christian Scriptures that validates the math and, consequently, the breaking of the barrier between the two dimensions of Earth and Heaven? I believe there is and that it is fully disclosed by Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze and the 10 Carts (five on each side of the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze).
The BATHS or Gallons Contained in the Laver and Lavers
The Laver contained vast amounts of water: 2,000 baths (a “bath” is equal to 6 gallons – Heb. bat)--found in I Kings 7:26 (i.e., 2,000 baths) or 2,000 X 6 gallons is equal to 1,200 gallons; but in II Chronicles 4:5 it says that the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze Laver contained 3,000 baths, not 2,000 or 3,000 times 6 gallons is equal to 1,800 gallons. Together the total gallons, if each of these descriptions are summed is equal to 1,200 gallons + 1,800 gallons is equal to 3,000 gallons; their difference being: 1,800 less 1,200 is equal to 600 gallons or the fractal of one bath’s capacity of 6 gallons (240 gallons ÷ 40 baths gives us 6 gallons which is equal to the capacity of one bath). Thus, the number sets of “12” and “18” as well as “6” dominate these disclosures.
Each of the lavers on each of the 10 carts is said to have contained 40 baths each (I Kings 7:38 – no mention of the baths in each of the lavers is mentioned in II Chronicles). Since each of the 10 carts/lavers contained 40 baths each, then each cart/laver (I Kings 7:38) could carry 40 baths x 6 gallons gives us 240 gallons or 240 ÷ 40 gives us 6 gallons. Since there were 240 gallons in each laver; therefore, 240 gallons X 10 lavers gives us 2,400 gallons and with 5 lavers on each side of the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze that would be 2,400 gallons ÷ 2 is equal to 1,200 gallons each or “12” and “12” or two sets of “12.”
Readily, one can see the “12 and 12” of the New Jerusalem’s 12 Gates bearing the Names of the 12 Tribes of Israel and the 12 Foundations bearing the Names of the 12 Apostles of the Lamb, the Church, or the 12 X 12 is equal to 144 of the New Jerusalem and/or the 12 + 12 is equal to 24 Elders of the New Jerusalem.
The Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze contained 2,000 baths in I Kings 7:26 and 3,000 baths in II Chronicles 4:5—there being a difference of 1,000 baths. If each bath contains 6 gallons, then we would have 2,000 baths X 6 gallons is equal to 12,000 gallons or 3,000 X 6 gallons gives us 18,000 gallons or “12” and “18” being the operative number sets. The difference is 6,000 gallons between the two given capacities. We are enjoined to determine why these differentials and what mysterious meaning they may have . . . we shall see later the resolution to this enigma.
Since each of the laver/carts contains 40 baths or 240 gallons each, we can form “ratios” with Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze: 40 baths X 10 lavers/carts gives us 400 baths or 400 X 6 gal. (per bath) is equal to 2,400 gallons vs. the Mystical Sea’s capacity of 2,000 baths or 2,000 X 6 gal. gives us 12,000 gallons or:
12,000 : 2,400 or 5:1; that is, 5 times more capacity in the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze vs. all the 10 lavers/carts with the operative number sets being “12” (i.e., 12,000) and “24” (i.e., 2,400) as well as “5” (i.e., the ratio 5:1). Likewise, the carts/lavers are broken down into 5 on either side of the Mystical Sea or 2,400 (gallons in the 10 lavers) ÷ 2 is equal to 1,200 gallons per each side; therefore, the ratio for just one side is a ratio of 10:1; however, if each of the number sets produced (12, 24, 5) are used as factors, we discover the following product is produced: 12 X 24 X 5 is equal to 1,440 or “144” which is the measurement of the Wall of the New Jerusalem as well as any one of her six faces of a cube in that her length, width and height are the same as 12,000 furlongs X 12,000 furlongs is equal to 144,000,000 sq. furlongs.
Using the capacities found in II Chronicles 4 with the 3,000 bath volume or 6 gal. X 3,000 is equal to 18,000 gallons vs. the 2,400 total gallons of the 10 lavers/carts we have:
18,000 ÷ 2,400 or 7.5:1 wherein “75” can be seen. Here the “operative number sets” are “18” and “24” with the resultant ratio producing “75." When we use all three of these number sets (18, 24 and 75) as factors we discover the following: 18 X 24 X 75 gives us 32,400 (their product) which is “324” which in turn is the fractal of the base perimeter of the Great Pyramid of Giza (earthly perspective) or 3,024 ft. or “324” and is, as well, a fractal of the Wall of the New Jerusalem in that 144 cubits X 2.1 ft. is equal to 302.4 feet or “324.” In summary:
The 2,000 baths is equal to 2,000 X 6 gallons (6 gal. equals 1 bath) is equal to 12,000 gallons
The 3,000 baths = 3,000 X 6 gallons (6 gal. equals 1 bath) is equal to 18,000 gallons
The difference is 6,000 gallons or 18,000 less 12,000 gives us 6,000 gallons
12 + 18 + 6 is equal to 36 or the 360 degrees of the circle equals the Eternal God without beginning or ending and the “circumference” or “circle” of the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze itself.
10 Cart/Lavers @ 240 gallons ea. is equal to 2,400 gallons or “24” Eliminating Zeroes; therefore:
12,000 gallons + 18,000 gallons + 2,400 gallons is equal to 12 + 18 + 24 for a total of “54” which in turn is equal to the 5040 of Plato’s Optimal Number of Societal Harmony or 5040 ÷ 2 giving us 2520 which is the fractal of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit—the Divine Measurement.
The Height of 5 Cubits of the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze and the 12.6 ft. Rod of Ezekiel’s Sanctuary
The height of the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze is: 5 Hebrew Sacred Cubits X 2.1 Ft. (1 HSC) gives us 10.5 ft. X 12 in. which is equal to 126 inches which is equal to the fractal of the “Rod” (Ezekiel 45:2) which is 12.6 ft. – Ezekiel’s Sanctuary is 500 Rods X 500 Rods (4-square) or 12.6 Ft. X 500 giving us 6,300 ft. ÷ 2.1 ft. (1 HSC) equals 3,000 HSC (one edge of the sanctuary). The 6,300 ft. is a fractal of the 300 Cubit length of Noah’s Ark at 300 HSC X 2.1 ft. which is equal to 630 ft. or “630” equals “630” and that Ark was Christ! The 3,000 HSC X 4 square is equal to 12,000 HSC and the 4,500 HSC edge of the Holy City in the Holy District is equal to 4,500 X 4 = 18,000 HSC so that 12,000 + 18,000 is equal to 30,000 HSC.
Although some individuals suggest that the Hebrew Sacred Cubit of 25.20 inches of 2.1 ft. is not what is in view here in Ezekiel, they are sadly misinformed. To suggest that the Egyptian Royal Cubit of 20.63 was in use is simply not the case; especially when the Assyrian Royal Cubit and that of the Persian Royal Cubit (eventually) were well known in the ancient world. Our studies on this topic are extensive; suffice it to say at this juncture, the "cubit" used on Noah's Ark is that of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit's 25.20 inches. Moses did not utilize the Egyptian Royal Cubit in his recordations. (See multiple graphics leading to scores of articles.)
30,000 Cubits = 30,000 Gallons? Say What?
Even so: the two volumes in gallons of Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze: 2,000 Baths + 3,000 Baths giving us 5,000 Baths X 6 gallons (1 bath equals 6 gallons) gives us 30,000 Gallons; therefore: The Combined Perimeter Measurements of the Sanctuary (12,000 HSC) + the Holy City (18,000 HSC – See: Ezekiel 45:2; 48:30-35) is equal to 30,000 HSC and these are reflected in the two measurements of Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze being 12,000 Gallons (2,000 baths) + 18,000 gallons (3,000 baths) gives us a total of 30,000 baths; therefore: 30,000 (gallons) is a fractal and/or resemblance of 30,000 (cubits) – a perfect fractal match as in 12,000 + 18,000 is equal to 30,000; wherein 30,000 HSC X 2.1 ft. is equal to 63,000 ft. which is the length of Noah’s Ark at 300 HSC X 2.1 ft equal to 630 ft. or “630” accords to “630” with Noah’s Ark equal to 300 X 50 X 30 Cubits producing a product of 450,000 Cubic Cubits or a number set by eliminating zeroes of “45” which is the base edge of the Holy City of Ezekiel (4,500 cubits) which in turn is the “45” days of the coming of the Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:1-2) at the differential between the 1290 days of desolation unto the 1335th Day found in Daniel 12:11-12 (1290 + 45 equals to 1335). Even so: 63,000 ft. X 12 inches gives us 756,000 linear inches (Sanctuary + Holy City of Ezekiel) which is the “earthly expression” of the New Jerusalem wherein “756” is the base edge of the Great Pyramid of Giza in feet (viz., 756 ft.). The entire “earthly perspective” of the Holy District’s Sanctuary and Holy City reflects this incredible earthly perspective of the heavenly New Jerusalem and all is captured in Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze.
The “126” (5 cubits is equal to 126 inches) is the fractal of the radius of the Moon or 2160 miles (Moon’s Diameter) ÷ 2 gives us 1260 miles or “126” is reflective of “126” – in that the “Moon is Beneath Her Feet” (Rev. 12 – the Woman Clothed with the Sun) – even so the Height of the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze is “beneath” at “126” – DO YOU SEE IT?
Conclusion: Could it be that the 2,000 vs. the 3,000 bath capacities recorded in I Kings 7:26 and II Chronicles 4:5 are an attempt to highlight BOTH the New Jerusalem and the Holy District? The Holy District’s “cubit measurement” is 3,000 (Sanctuary Edge) + 4,500 (Holy City Edge) equal to 7,500 HSC X 4 (all 8 edges or 4 ea.) gives us a product of 30,000 HSC X 25.20” which is equal to 756,000 Linear Inches which is the fractal of the base edge of the GPG at 756 ft. X 4 gives us a product of 3,024 ft. – whereas the Wall of the New Jerusalem is clearly 144 cubits which in turn is 144 X 2.1 ft. equal to 302.4 ft. which in turn is, as well, is a fractal of the GPG bringing the heavenly perspective to her earthly perspective.
Likewise, Ezekiel’s Holy District is found in that its Sanctuary is 12,000 cubits in its four-square perimeter and 18,000 cubits in the Holy City within the Holy District or 12,000 + 18,000 produces a sum of 30,000 Hebrew Sacred Cubits vs. 12,000 gallons (i.e., 2,000 baths x 6 gallons gives us a product of 12,000 gallons) + 18,000 gallons (i.e., 3,000 baths x 6 gallons gives us a product of 18,000 gallons) sums to 30,000 gallons whereby Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze (via gallons) equates to the measurements (as fractals) of Ezekiel’s Holy District’s 30,000 Hebrew Sacred Cubits.
THE 10 CARTS/LAVERS ARE REFLECTIVE OF THE NEW JERUSALEM!
The Individual Carts/Lavers Diameters of each laver: I Kings 7:38: “Then he made ten lavers of bronze; each laver contained forty baths, and each laver was four cubits. On each of the ten carts was a laver.”
What is this “four cubits” per laver? It is the diameter of the laver; therefore: 4 cubits X 2.1’ is equal to 8.4’ X 10 lavers which in turn is equal to 84 linear feet as a “composite diameter” of all 10 lavers. 84 ft. X 12 in. equals 1,008 inches or the “18” of the New Jerusalem. Furthermore: Each of the circumferences of 8.4 ft. X 3.142857 (Pi) is equal to 26.4 feet X 12 inches giving us a product of 3168 inches or 84 ft. X 3.142857 is equal to 264 ft. X 12 inches producing a product of 3,168 inches or “3168” again. The perimeter of the base edge/four-square of the New Jerusalem is 792 (7,920,000 ft. or 12,000 furlongs X 660 ft producing a measurement of 7,920,000 ft.) X 4 is equal to 3,168 (or 31,680,000 ft. or 48,000 furlongs – Rev. 21:16). Therefore: “3168” is equal to “3168” – the 10 Lavers mirror the base perimeter of the New Jerusalem and connect Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze – i.e., the 10 Cart/Lavers – to that of the four-square base edge of the New Jerusalem.
Therefore, the 10 individual lavers/carts (their diameters) singularly and collectively express the four-square base of the New Jerusalem with each diameter being 8.4’ X 12” being equal to 100.8 inches or the fractal of the New Jerusalem total cube of 18,000 miles or “18” (removing zeroes from 100.8”) is equal to “18” (removing zeroes from the 18,000 mile-12-edge perimeter of the New Jerusalem.
Why Does a Diameter of 10 Cubits Have a Circumference of 30 Cubits? Are God’s Measurements Designed to be “Spiritually Discerned?”
The multi-dimensional measurements of Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze taken from both I Kings 7:23 and II Chron. 4:2 indicate that its measurement was 10 cubits in diameter; 30 cubits in circumference; and 5 cubits in height.
“Spiritually-discerning” the circumference is mandatory because the circumference of 30 cubits is not mathematically produced by the actual diameter of 10 cubits. That is, the 30 cubits is equal to 30 X 25.20 inches (the measurement of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit based upon handbreadths as well as 7 days X 360° in one day’s rotation of the Earth = 2520° or the 25.20” of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit; with many other validations in Scripture) produces a product of 756 inches (30 cubits/circumference); however, the 10 cubits (diameter) or 252 inches (which is a fractal of the Hebrew Sacred Cubit itself at 25.20”) should have produced the following:
252 inches X 3.142857 (simple Pi at 22/7) gives us a product of 792 inches. Thus, the “756” (30 cubits) is the “earthly perspective” of that Mountain of the Lord (pyramidal in shape) upon the Earth and is the fractal of the base edge of the Great Pyramid of Giza in the Land of Egypt at its border (lit. “Giza” – Isa. 19:19); whereas the “792” (which should have been the actual measurement of Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze) is the base edge fractal of the New Jerusalem found in Revelation 21:16 or 12,000 furlongs X 660 ft. (one furlong) gives us a product of 7,920,000 ft. or “792” (eliminating zero).
The difference between the 792 and the 756 is “36” which is the Eternal God as in 360 degrees in a circle without beginning or ending and “expresses” the circular Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze itself.
In reality we have three dominant number sets exposed in Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze; to wit: 252 inches (10 cubit diameter) or “252” (the diameter given or 10 cubits); 792 inches or “792” (the actual circumference if 10 cubits is its diameter); and 756 inches or “756” (the 30 cubits given as its circumference). One can contest that the circumference is NOT a perfect circle but an oval; however, this is a weak argument--i.e., we can elongate one side of the oval to somehow enlarge its diameter but this readily does not solve the problem; it appears that it is a perfect circle wherein in from any point along its circumference to the opposite side would be 10 cubits.
Furthermore, there are actually three sets of cubit measurements given: 5 (height of the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze); 10 (diameter); 30 (circumference) for a total of “45” which “45” constitutes the “45 days” unto the 1335th Day (from 1290 + 45 gives us 1335th day) found in Daniel 12:11-12 and connotes the arising of the Sun of Righteousness on the Great Day of God – the coming of Messiah to the Earth.
Furthermore, these 45 Cubits can substantiate that claim in that 45 HSC X 2.1 ft. (1 HSC) gives us a product of 94.5 Ft. or “945” which is a fractal of the Sun’s “mean distance” or “furthest” from the Earth at 94,500,000 miles or “945” (eliminating zeroes).
If the 3 sets of cubit measurements are used as factors, their product would be the edge in miles of the New Jerusalem (12,000 furlongs X 660 ft. is equal to 7,920,000 ft. divided by 5,280 ft. (one mile) is equal to 1,500 miles or “15” – or 5 x 10 x 30 gives us 1,500 which in turn by elimination of zeroes gives us “15." If the 300 oxen images (II Chronicles 4:3) are added to this 1,500 + 300 it will equal to 1,800 or the “18” of the New Jerusalem in that 1,500 miles X 12 edges of a cube produces a product of 18,000 miles or “18” equates to “18.”
The “earthly” (756) and the “heavenly” (792) reflections of the Holy District (Ezekiel 48 @ 756 or 30,000 Sacred Cubits X 25.20 inches produces a product of 756,000 linear inches which equates to “756”) and the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:16-17 @ 792 or 12,000 furlongs X 660 ft. gives us a product of 7,920,000 ft. which equates to “792”) coupled with the “252” of the diameter in inches of Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze produce amazing configurations; to wit:
252 + 756 sums to 1008 inches or the “18” of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:16)
252 + 792 sums to 1044 inches or the “144” of the Wall of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:17)
252 + 756 + 792 sums to 1,800 inches or the “18” of the New Jerusalem (Rev. 21:16)
5 cubit height X 25.20” gives us a product of 126 inches
10 cubit diameter X 25.20” produces a product of 252 inches
30 cubit circumference X 25.20” gives us a product of 756 inches
126 + 252 + 792 sums to 1,170 inches
126 + 252 + 756 sums to 1,134 inches or 1,170 less 1,134 is equal to
36 inches (naturally)
5 cubit height is equal to 126 inches X 12 Oxen Beneath which produces a product of 1,512 inches which is the base edge of the GPG at 756 ft. X 2 base edges equal to 1,512 which is the Greek Numerical Value of the Word: Apocalypsis or Apocalypse.
God Almighty does not play games with His measurements—be it in dimensions or volume. He purposefully measured and designed Solomon’s Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze, along with the 10 separate accompanying carts/lavers—giving us what initially appeared to be wrong measurements associated with the circumference of the mystical sea itself. Here we discovered the prime measurements of “756” and “792” to be that of the “earthly perspective” of the Holy City and the “heavenly perspective” of the New Jerusalem.
He then gave us the “24” Elders; 12 on each side of the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze with their individual diameters upon the carts/lavers (i.e., their diameters) and presented their singular and consolidated measurements to equate to the four-square base measurement of the New Jerusalem’s “3168.”
Then He informed us that there were two sets of BATH volumes of 2,000 and 3,000 wherein in Hebrew gallons there were in the 2,000 Baths some 12,000 gallons in the Mystical Sea of Cast Bronze but in the other volume measurement there were 3,000 Baths X 6 gallons equal to 18,000 gallons with a combined number of gallons being 30,000 gallons (i.e., 12,000 gal. + 18,000 gal. is equal to 30,000 gallons).
This He matched these volumes with the combined measurements of His Sanctuary in Ezekiel wherein its perimeter was found to be 12,000 Hebrew Sacred Cubits + the perimeter of Ezekiel’s Holy City being 4,500 HSC X 4-square equal to 18,000 HSC, with their combined linear measurement to be 12,000 + 18,000 = 30,000 HSC. Thus, the 30,000 gallons and the 30,000 HSC mirrored one another via their number sets, as well as the two separate measurements seen in their "12s" and "18s." Somewhat, I would say, astonishing; while the 10 individuals lavers directly through their individual and combined diameter measurements expressed the base perimeter/fractal of the New Jerusalem's "3168."
Are we thinking “outside the cage” (as in Canary Cry Radio)—no doubt about that one. But the numbers do not lie and the Almighty has more than committed to us His Sacred Trust in disclosing to us at the end of this age these marvelous apportionments, ratios and Sacred Measurements to declare His Eternal Plan and Purpose in bringing heaven to earth and earth to heaven and ripping apart once and for all the veil that separates. In Him who is the Son of Man (earth) is the Son of God (heaven) and on that Great Day of God shall not the Son of Man come to Earth as Son of God and Son of Man? Amen and amen! For He longs to have His One Bride: The Holy District – the New Jerusalem! Oh, the depth of the wisdom of the Almighty—how unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!