Daily Tidbits 4/19 – Chromosomes

FULL VERSION: Shadows of Messiah – DNA

In the egg cell of the woman is 22 autosomes and 1 sex chromosome.  In the sperm cell of the man is 22 autosomes and 1 sex chromosomes.  In order for life to be created, there needs to be 46 chromosomes.

The Holy Scriptures are a combination of the Hebrew and Greek languages.  The Hebrew language consists of 22 letters and the Greek language consists of 24.  The total is 46.

The sperm cell in and of itself cannot produce life and neither can the egg cell of the woman.  These must be combined.   The seed is the Word (Luke 8:11).  The seed is carried by the man.  Here is the picture of the  Letter of law which is dead in and of itself (2 Corinthians 3:6).   It is only when the Spirit (‘ruach’ in Hebrew is a feminine word) is added to the Word that life is brought forth.
The egg cell is carried by the woman but without the seed (the Word) it does not bring forth life either.  The Hebrew word for egg is ‘betsah’ which traces back to the word for house/temple ‘beyit.’  Without the Word in our bodies (temples) we are dead.  We must be born again through the incorruptible seed of the Word of Elohim (1Peter 1:23; Titus 3:5; 1John 3:9; James 1:18).  This is the fruit of the Tree of Life, whose seed is in itself.

Chromosomes are in the shape of an x or cross.  The male carries the X and Y chromosome, the female carries only the X.  The letter X is the Hebrew letter Tav which means a covenant or mark.  The letter Y is the Hebrew letter vav.  תו is the Hebrew word for mark as seen above. Again the link between genetics and the mark is seen.


Chromosome comes from the Greek word ‘khroma’ meaning color/skin and ‘soma’ meaning body.  Chromosomes were given this name because of the ability to be stained underneath a microscope.

In Hebrew this is qaram which is a switching for raqam which is a word that means ‘twisting of thread‘ (DNA).  Qaram means a covering as seen in Ezekiel 37:6

Eze 37:6  and I will put on you sinews and will bring flesh on you and spread skin over you and put breath in you, and you shall live. And you shall know that I am YHWH.

Ezekiel 37 is an interesting connection to the discussion on the seed and the egg.  This chapter is speaking of the dry bones which are brought back together but don’t have life until the wind (ruach-spirit) is breathed into them.  Bones are from the same word as trees (which makes another interesting connection in the same chapter on the two sticks) which as seen above is linked to the Word.  The Word is ‘dead’ without the Spirit.

Going back to the etymology of chromosome…

Chromosome traces back to the Hebrew word קרם ‘qaram.’

קרם ‘Qaram’ means to spread or lay over.  It comes from the root רק which means a ‘gathering of heads/people.’  This word is associated with gatherings of people such as cities, assemblies etc.  It is the word used for a gathering of believers to read the Word and worship the most High.  To ‘qara’ call upon His Name.  This is the root of the word ‘miqra’ or ‘miqra qodesh’ speaking of the gatherings at the Sabbaths spoken of in Leviticus 23.  These feasts are commonly referred to as statutes in the Scriptures which comes from the word חק ‘chuq.’  ‘Chuq’ has an interesting connection to chromosomes.

The word ‘chuq’ literally means to divide/separate and then come together.  Interestingly, chromosomes are only visible during the dividing of a cell which in reality is a multiplying of the cell.

Messiah came to divide Israel (Matthew 10:35; Luke 3:7-9) but in reality brought more people unto Himself through the cross (x in the same shape as the chromosome) (John 10:16; 12:32).

1Co 1:18  For the Word of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.
1Co 1:23  we, on the other hand, preach Christ crucified (truly an offense to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks),
1Co 1:24  but to the called out ones, both to Jews and to Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God;

Τhe Greek word kroma, κρῶμα means surface of body, skin, skin color, color and is related to the word grit.  Grit has the meaning of tiny particles of crushed rock, sand {sand is an amazing shadow picture of Messiah & His bodyclick here}, dust, gravel.  This has interesting parallels in regards to man coming from the dust/earth.  On one level this is speaking of the elements of the earth from whence Adam was made but here it is seen in relation to the chromosomes.

The God Code – Gregg Braden pg 84

“Through studies such as the IGY (International Geophysical Year), we now know that relatively few elements compose most of the earth’s outer crust, including the layers beneath the oceans.  Silicon, oxygen, hydrogen, and aluminum amount for more than 90 percent of the composition of this layers.  Of even greater significance is the discovery that two of those four elements – hydrogen and oxygen – also account for more than 99 percent of our bodies as well!”

Man is further linked to the earth in the word for man (adam), and the word for ground (adamah).

Adam/adamah comes from the root:

From one blood all mankind comes forth.  In Adam, all the colors of the dust dwelled.

Act 17:26  And He made every nation of men of one blood, to live on all the face of the earth, ordaining fore-appointed seasons and boundaries of their dwelling,
Act 17:27  to seek the Lord, if perhaps they might feel after Him and might find Him, though indeed He not being far from each one of us.
Act 17:28  For in Him we live and move and exist, as also some of the poets among you have said, For we are also His offspring.

In the 2nd Adam (1 Corinthians 15:47), there is no difference in color, race, etc.

Col 3:10  and having put on the new, having been renewed in full knowledge according to the image of the One creating him,
Col 3:11  where there is no Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, foreigner, Scythian, slave or freeman, but Christ is all things and in all.
Col 3:12  Therefore, as elect ones of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassions, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering,

Rom 10:12  For there is no difference both of Jew and of Greek, for the same Lord of all is rich toward all the ones calling on Him.

Gal 3:26  for you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:27  For as many as were baptized into Christ, you put on Christ.
Gal 3:28  There cannot be Jew nor Greek, there is no slave nor freeman, there is no male and female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal 3:29  And if you are of Christ, then you are a seed of Abraham, even heirs according to promise.

Interestingly, the word for color in Hebrew is צבע, which has a similar meaning as טבל, the word for baptism.  To dip the finger (especially in blood) to color something.

4 Skin colors – 4 Soil Colors

The four skin tones, pink, yellow, olive and brown, correspond to the 4 colors found in soil.  Soil is found in white, red, yellow and brown colors.

Adam, who came from the ground (adamah) was the father of all mankind.  Later this was replayed in Noah.

Gen 9:18  And the sons of Noah that went out of the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And Ham is the father of Canaan.
Gen 9:19  These are the three sons of Noah, and the whole earth was overspread from them.

Gen 9:20  And Noah, a man of the ground (adamah), began and planted a vineyard.

From Shem, Ham and Japheth the world was overspread/scattered into 70 nations (Genesis 10).  These 70 nations were divided according to the children of Yisrael (Deuteronomy 32:8).

Deu 32:8  when the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance; when He separated the sons of Adam, He set up the bounds of the peoples, according to the number of the sons of Israel.

Amazingly, the taxonomy of soil divides the types of dirt into twelve.

Alfisols, Andisols, Aridsols, Entisols, Gelisols, Histosols, Inceptisols, Mollisols, Oxisols, Spodosols, Ultisols, Vertisols.

Yisrael is a coat of many colors personified by the coat of Joseph.

Gen 37:3  Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

colours:  Kethoneth passim, a coat made of stripes of different coloured cloth.

The Scriptures, as well as tradition speaks of Yisrael having different shades of skin color.

Genesis Rabah 98:5 says that Simeon and Levi were light colored types
Mishna Negaim 2:1 says that Israelites (in this case Jews of Judah) are mainly of an intermediate type color being neither black (Cushi) or white (Germani)
Genesis Rabah 86:3 says that Joseph was Germani Talmud Sota 36 describes him as having a face like a pink rose
Esau was ruddy/red/blonde Gen 25:25 as was David 1 Samuel 16:2
Laban means white or blonde
The Shepherdess in Song of Solomon was black and comely Son 1:6

Interestingly, color further connects to Israel in the numbers of 7 and 12.  There are 7 colors in the color spectrum which corresponds to the 7 branches of the Menorah.  The Menorah is a picture of the body of Messiah{Revelation 1:20; John 15:5}.  The 7 colors then expand into 12 color hues of the color wheel.

Biblically, race is not defined by color.  Race is defined by what nature you are.  You are either in Messiah or you are not.  You are either for Him or against Him.  You are either the seed of the woman or the seed of the serpent.  As seen above, the word for color in Hebrew has the same meaning as being baptised and becoming anew.  You are either sprinkled by the blood of Messiah (Isaiah 52:15; Hebrew 10:22) or you are still covered in the garments of sinful flesh.

1Pe 2:9  But you are “an elect race,” “a royal priesthood,” “a holy nation,” “a people for possession,” so that “you may openly speak of the virtues” of the One who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; LXX-Ex. 23:22; MT-Ex. 19:5, 6

In Hebrew the word for race is גזע, which means the stock/root of a tree.

BDB Definition:
1) stem, trunk, stock (of trees)

Who is the root of Yisrael?  Messiah Yahshua

Rom 11:16  For if the firstfruit (1Cor 15:52 -Messiah) be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root (Isa 6:13; Gal 3:16 – Messiah) be holy, so are the branches (Joh 15:5).

Isa 11:1  And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem (H1503 גּזע
geza‛)of Jesse, and a Branch{H5342 נצר netser*} shall grow (parah -bear fruit) out of his roots:

*Netser is the origin of the name ‘Christian’.Netsarim

What is the counterfeit? Zionismclick here

The other root spoken of in Scripture is the root of the serpent

Isa 14:29  Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, for the rod of your striking is broken, because a viper comes forth from the root of a snake, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.

Notice that from the root of a snake comes for the fruit of a serpent.  Above, from the root of Jesse comes forth the fruit of the Spirit.  This is the true meaning of race.  The seed of the woman or the seed of the serpent.  Ye shall know them by their fruits.

The second part of the word ‘chromosome’ comes from the Greek word soma, σῶμα, which means body and is used in various applications (body of man, animals, planets, society, church, etc.).  This traces back to multiple Hebrew words which are significant to the current study.  In Exodus 24:10 the word body is translated from the Hebrew word ‘etsem’ which is the word for bone coming from the root ‘etz’ meaning a tree.  The connection to the Tree of Life is obvious.  In Judges 8:30 the Hebrew word ‘yarekh’ is translated as body.  Yarekh has the meaning of a shaft as seen in the main trunk of the Menorah in the Temple.  This is yet another picture of the Tree of Life and the Messiah.

Here then we see the picture of the chromosome being a gathering of people to form a body.  The chromosome is the ‘body’ which holds the DNA which consists of the individual parts which make up the whole.  The body of Messiah works the same way.  Each individual has a particular purpose to fulfill the whole.  This is pictured in the Tabernacle whose individual parts combined to make ONE building (Exodus 36:13).  This is seen in the Word which contains many different letters and words to make ONE message.

The Cross

The chromosome is seen in the image of the crossclick here.  The cross symbol is a mark of the beast, yet the mark that YHWH places on His faithful believers is in the same shape (Ezekiel 9:4).  Herein lies the summation of this entire study.  We can be a part of the body of Messiah, who is the Word or we can choose to be a part of the counterfeit body of the beast who is lawlessness.  The Tree of Life or the tree of knowledge of good and evil.