Thursday, December 27, 2012

The exact middle of the Torah points to the Holy Spirit - Urim and Thummim?

I just noticed this amazing feature of the Torah this evening - December 27, 2012 and still want to do more research on this...but it seems worth sharing with those interested in such things.

The middle two verses of the Torah

Lev 8:8 He then placed the breastpiece on him, and in the breastpiece he put the Urim and the Thummim.
Lev 8:9 He also placed the turban on his head, and on the turban, at its front, he placed the golden plate, the holy crown, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

The Torah is the five books of Moses or the Old Testament of the King James and similar Bibles. The books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy contain 5852 total verses so dividing that in half tells us that Leviticus 8:8-9 (2926th and 2927th verses of the King James Bible) are the exact center verses of the Torah books.

I've said before, I don't consider myself a Bible scholar, so what I write about are just simply my observances and opinions of patterns I study in the Bible so each person should confirm what I write here for themselves (Acts 17:11).  As I remember, Bible scholars debate as to weather Leviticus 8:8 references to the Urim and Thummin are references to God's Holy Spirit -- For the evidences I note below, I do believe they do. Assuming this is true, it is absolutely amazing that the exact two middle verses of the Torah point to what i think of as Jesus in our midst - The Spirit of God.

This evidence of the major numerical, DNA like, numbering of the Torah is also evidence for the possibility that the entire Bible is divinely numbered. This is similar to the apparently divinely appointed position of Psalm 117 which is the exact middle chapter of the Bible (595th of 1189 chapters). It has only two verses which also point to "The LORD" as the center of the KJV scriptures. I believe the reference of "The LORD" is a reference to Jesus Christ. It is an extremely unlikely coincidence this shortest and only two verse chapter of the Bible just happens to find itself as the center chapter and have text that seems to tells us the entire Bible (1st and 2nd half) are about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Following are the only two verses in Psalm 117.
Psa 117:1 Praise the LORD, all nations; Laud Him, all peoples!
Psa 117:2 For His lovingkindness is great toward us, And the truth of the LORD is everlasting. Praise the LORD!

The middle of the Torah points to God's Holy Spirit and the middle chapter of the KJV points to the LORD Jesus -- this is incredible confirmation the Bible is the precise, preserved, Word of God. For added support these are not coincidence, check out the exact middle verses of the KJV which are Psalm 103:1-2 which both proclaim "Bless the LORD, O my soul".  God's Word is simply amazing beyond comprehension. Consider its perfection is beyond any possible human design and that the mathematically confirm-able DNA like numbering is strong evidence of the Bible's divine author being God himself.

Praise God!

Numerical Evidence for the Spiritual Nature of the Bible's 8:8 Verses

Following are a selection of the Bible's verses that have a chapter and verse reference of 8:8. Consider how they in one form or another seem to point to the spiritual nature of the Holy Spirit:
Est 8:8 "Now you write to the Jews as you see fit, in the king's name, and seal it with the king's signet ring; for a decree which is written in the name of the king and sealed with the king's signet ring may not be revoked."

Gen 8:8 Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;

Rom 8:8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Prov 8:8 "All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.

Neh 8:8 They read from the book, from the law of God, translating to give the sense so that they understood the reading.

Zech 8:8 and I will bring them back and they will live in the midst of Jerusalem; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God in truth and righteousness.'


Matt 8:8 But the centurion said, "Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.


  1. Interesting.

    I applied this "halvsies test" to Rev, and discovered that the middle verse is the 202nd (of 404). The verse refers to the 2 witnesses that stand before God and have power over the waters (spirits) of the earth.

    It reads: "And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our[c] Lord was crucified." Rev 11:8

    Are the 2 witnesses and Urim & Thummim the same?

    1. Very interesting - I think you are onto something but this is one of those observations that we will have to wonder about for awhile. There are many verses I've noted as related to these two witnesses. Some of these are below. Thanks for pointing this out.


      Josh 2:4 But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them, and she said, "Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they were from.

      Mrk 11:1 As they *approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He *sent two of His disciples,

      Luke 9:32 Now Peter and his companions had been overcome with sleep; but when they were fully awake, they saw His glory and the two men standing with Him.

      Luke 24:4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing;

      Luke 9:30 And behold, two men were talking with Him; and they were Moses and Elijah,

      Gen 19:1 Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw {them,} he rose to meet them and bowed down {with his} face to the ground.

      Gen 19:2 And he said, "Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant's house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way." They said however, "No, but we shall spend the night in the square."

    2. I was ready to make some notes about the middle verses of Revelation and I show them as Rev 12:8-9

      Rev 12:8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven.

      Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

      My first thought about these is that they are at a very key point of where a war began and Satan was thrown down out of Heaven -- a great division occurred. This would fit with a pattern of the significant middle verses of chapters. Again, each person can evaluate for themselves. If you watch the patterns enough you will find they are very consistent. Sometimes they prove to have different meaning than we might imagine, but there is a similarity about them.


    3. Reading this again, I wonder if this middle verse of Revelation about the two witnesses and Urim & Thummim might be a reference to the Holy Spirit which seems between us and Jesus. That is, it seems to me it is the Holy Spirit that communicates to Jesus who is to be saved and who is not. That's a very simplistic statement so consider it is a concept and not intended to fully express this aspect of the Holy Spirit as I think I understand it.