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Beginning with A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
Before alphabets, there were symbols or glyphs.  And it appears to me that symbols or glyphs remain more universal to human-kind than words which can have such specific meanings bound to
a specific culture.  So, when I began on this journey, it seemed reasonable to me that a graphical approach to the Bible had considerable merit.  Besides, graphic design is my natural inclination, my training and my vocation.  I don’t expect my approach to the things I have found in the Bible to come easily to many people, and so I have written my book, Biblical Creation: An Illustrated Autobiography, to make my findings as easy to follow as possible.  
     In order to follow this work I ask that you allow for the possibility that the Bible is as much about God’s creating, through words, visual imagery as it is about stories.  This allows us to rise to the level of the ideas behind God’s words instead of being entangled in constant debate over specific meanings, contexts or significances of individual words, translations or roots.
     Many careers have been devoted to dissecting and debating words and verses of the Bible but that is not my interest nor will I engage in debate over words should others choose to do so.  Imagery, on the other hand, seems to me to be more revealing.  What began for me as curiosity about these very exacting numbers in the Bible has turned into a 24 year journey of fantastic discovery.
    The short video linked above establishes a symbol for the Throne of God, since such an icon is essential to the actions of the progressive diagrams.  I chose the description of God’s Throne from Revelation 4 because it is so exacting and produces a symbol that could easily be converted into a simplified graphic for use throughout the book.  

Simplicity
Through a concentration upon the simplest of images or drawings and the numbers provided, there have been some amazing finds along the way - not the least of which is that God actually put these very specific numbers to events and people for our use.  I have come to believe He created this information for us to use as data for "mapping". I further believe, the work I have done could not have taken place without the advent of the personal computer. So, as I see it, God made this data available to us some 3,500 years ago and He made us capable of discovering its significance within this generation.  The very idea still gives me goose bumps.
     After 24 years of drawings, diagrams, charts and animated videos for this project, it came to me that I had to break this work down into bite size pieces for others (those less inclined to imagery, icons and graphics) to follow along.  I hope this web site helps you to understand the book.
    It is not that common, I have found, for people to come to comprehension of ideas through imagery, preferring, it seems, a recitation of words as some sort of “description” of their understanding.  Too, since Bible stories so obviously show human relationships and issues that define right and wrong, that evidently is enough for many people to feel satisfied with their understanding of the Bible. Not so for me. The numbers throughout the Bible were begging to be applied to a graphical approach of some sort, the culmination of which would surely lead to another level of understanding of what the Bible actually says.  That is my calling – to uncover and present these other aspects of understanding.
    The result of these years of work has been an amazing number of ongoing insights from the LORD resulting in, what I believe to be, an astonishing apologetic. For the non-believer I hope it will become a "Proof of God" and, for everyone, an undeniable, tangible confirmation that Jesus is LORD – or as Jesus said to Phillip as recorded in John 14, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father”.

The REAL Beginning of creation
We must not forget or in any way discount the importance of the verses Genesis 1:1-2.  “In the beginnig God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”  (NAS)  These are two enormously important sentences about all Creation, i.e. the creation of everything.  But the first two sentences are not showing the organization of everything.
     In the 21st century we know much about earth’s beginning and the myriad of exotic creatures like dinosaurs that inhabited our planet many millions of years ago.  At the time of the advent of “true” writing by man (a), they knew nothing of these things.  Curiously, the time at which true writing came into being was within the shift from man’s Bronze Age to the Iron Age, something God references with the descendents of Cain, the sons of Lamech, Genesis 4:19-22.  
     As supposedly knowledgeable as we are today, we know precious little about how, exactly, earth went from there to here, or even more recently, how man went from being not quite human to fully human.  The key is in understanding the difference between the creation of everything and “chaos” (Genesis 1:1-2) vs organization - the Days (Genesis 1:3-2:3).  This is what many / most people neglect to consider when they talk about the Creation story of Genesis 1.  It all had its beginning before “One Day”, then the Spirit of God moved and the Creation was then put in order - with the Days.  Click for short video. 

a. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_writing

Please proceed to the Days of Genesis 1:3-2:3



DEDICATION & HISTORY    IN THE BEGINNING: THE WORD = LANGUAGE    ADAM TO THE LAND OF PROMISE
THE LANGUAGE OF GRAPHICS - THE DAYS    WOMEN CALLED TO THE PLAN OF CREATION    TWO CREATIONS? TWO ADAMS?
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER    VERY UNUSUAL FINDINGS


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DEDICATION & HISTORY:
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IN THE BEGINNING:
THE WORD = LANGUAGE
ADAM TO THE LAND
OF PROMISE
THE LANGUAGE OF
GRAPHICS - THE DAYS
WOMEN CALLED TO
THE PLAN OF CREATION
AFTER THEIR KIND,
AFTER ITS KIND
TWO CREATIONS?
TWO ADAMS?
PUTTING IT ALL
TOGETHER
VERY UNUSUAL
FINDINGS
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Click for animation, establishing a symbol for God to use throughout the project.
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