The Vision of Jacob - Interpretation


2. The Vision of Jacob (4Q537) Temple Vision discussed 

The Vision of Jacob is part of the very core of Judaism and yet remains a mystery. When the vision is solved the Qumran code will be broken. This scroll lets us know more about Jacob’s Vision. Jacob saw a celestial Temple with star men referred to as angels offering Yom Kipper sacrifices. He would have built a Temple there but the Angel told him he would go on to another place. 


Wise and Albreg Translation

The Vision of Jacob explains Jacob saw in the Vision

  1. An angel come down from heaven /can be seen in the ladder –pyramid

  2. The days of his life / can be seen in the Zodiac

  3. How will the building be built /Archeo astronomy

  4. How priests will be dressed, and [their hands] be purified/Red Heifer

  5. How they will offer sacrifices on the altar /Priests at the alter  are demonstrated in the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifices

Paraphrase:4Q537 Frag.1

[Then I had a vision at night. An angel of God came down from heaven with seven tablets in his hand. He told me, "God Most High has blessed you, and] 1 your later generations[6]. All just and upright men will survive [...and no more] 2 evil [will be done]; lying should not be found among [...] 3 Now, take the tablets and read everything [that is written on them." So I took the tablets and read. There were written all my sufferings,] 4 troubles and everything that would happen to me [during the one hundred and forty seven] years of my life. [Then he told me," Take] this tablet." [...] 5 [So] I took that tablet [and ... read everything on it.] I saw that it said [no temple should be built in this place,] 6 [... Then he told me,] "you would leave here on the [eighth] day [... and your offerings would not be] invalid before [God Most High..."] 7 [...] ... [...]

Frag. 2

1 [I saw...] and how will the building[7] be built [... how] priests will be dressed, and [their hands] be purified, 2 [and how] they will offer sacrifices on the altar. And how they will eat part of their sacrifices [on the who]le earth 3 [...and drink the water] that will come from the city beneath the walls, and where they [...] 4 [...] Blank [...] 5 [...Then I looked,] before me was a land divided into two squares and [...]


The angel that comes down from heaven is Orion. This is hinted at in the statement from Morels and Dogmas;

Orion is visible to all  the habitable world. The equinoctial line passes through the center of it. When Alderman rose in the East, the three Kings in Orion followed him; as Taurus set the Scorpion, by whose sting it was said Orion died rose in the East.

Revelation 20

 1.  And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

 2.  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

3.  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.


 The Serpent holder/Orion is the star “angel come down from heaven”

 The line depicts his fall to “the bottomless pit

the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. The key allowed Orion to escape, and the descending chamber forms a line to represent a chain.

He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan.  He is holding Serpentarius on of the seven heads of Draco the dragon, which represents the Devil and Satan


shut him up, and set a seal upon him

Cetus the celestial sea monster has two stars whose names tell us the story.  

  1.       Menkar = The chained enemy is a star in the nose of Cetus

Tells us to picture a chain going to Orion’s hand from that point.

  1.       Deneb Kaitos = overthrown or thrust down is a star in Cetus to denote where the serpent will be thrown

This is the seal upon the serpent.

      The word Alef (in addition to meaning Chief and One as discussed earlier) means Ox and Thousand. Hence the term a thousand years” can be seen in Taurus.

      Thousand The letter “alef” which means thousand in the ancient Hebrew script was the form of the Ox head. So we can see the word “thousand “ when looking at Taurus.Taurus was a symbol of the New Year, so we can see the word “year” by looking

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