The Jesus Family Tomb Entrance
The Meaning of the Chevron & Circle Insignia
The Mystery of the Lazy Dalet
Image 1 - Lazy Dalet Image 2 - Dalet Corrected
Amos 9:8-12. Lo, the eyes of the Sovereign Yahweh [are] on the sinful kingdom, And I have destroyed it from off the face of the ground, Only, I destroy not utterly the house of Ya'aqov, An affirmation of Yahweh. 9. For lo, I am commanding, And I have shaken among all the nations the house of Israel, As [one] doth shake with a sieve, And there falleth not a grain [to] the earth. 10. By sword die do all sinners of My people, Who are saying, 'Not overtake, or go before, For our sakes, doth evil.' 11. In that day I raise the tabernacle (suqat) of David, that is fallen, And I have repaired their breaches, And its ruins I do raise up, And I have built it up as in days of old. 12. So that they possess the remnant of Edom, And all the nations on whom My name is called, An affirmation of Yahweh - doer of this.
Acts 15:12-17. And all the multitude did keep silence, and were hearkening to Barnabas and Paul, declaring as many signs and wonders as Ěl did among the nations through them; 13. and after they are silent, Ya'aqov answered, saying, 'Men, brethren, hearken to me;14. Simeon did declare how at first Ěl did look after to take out of the nations a people for His name, 15. and to this agree the words of the prophets, as it hath been written: 16. After these things I will turn back, and I will raise again (anoikodomésó) the tabernacle (skein) of David, that is fallen down, and its ruins I will build again, and will set it upright - 17. that the residue of men may seek after the Sovereign, and all the nations, upon whom My name hath been called, saith the Sovereign, who is doing all these things.
What I am putting down here will not be understood by most lay people who are interested in the "Jesus Family Tomb" and the meaning of the Vonage-like logo over its entranceway. However, those who are familiar with the history of the Righteous Ones (tzadikim) will immediately see the points I'm making.
First, the carat sign (^) indicates the tabernacle or tent (suqa) of David, as characterized in the passages above. David is named and his progeny are meant to be latter-day inhabitants of the rebuilt tabernacle.
Second, the 'tent' is also a 'lazy' dalet (ד ) (lazy meaning leaning), which is corrected in the second image. Dalet is the abbreviation for David (דזד). This is the tomb of the Davidids.
Third, both Scripture passages also mention Ya'aqov (Jacob / James), whose ossuary was contained inside (according to patina testing).
Fourth, Ya'aqov is noted on his ossuary "Ya’aqov bar Yehosef akui di Yahshua," and here Ya'aqov is listed with two other famous family members who were both priests of the movement we know as "Nazorean" - a 'Davidic dynasty' if you will.
Matthew 1:20. Joseph, Son of David . . .
Matthew 1:19. Joseph, being a righteous man, ie. a tzadik
Luke 1:27. Joseph, of the House (oikou) of David
Acts 1:23. 23. And they set two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus ie. a tzadik.
James 5:6. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
Colossians 4: 11. And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. etc.
As for the circle,
First, generally, a circle in a tent would indicate a presence in the tent - in this case, the presence of Davidids, or the presence of the almight (between the cherubim), or any other appropriate presence.
Second, the circle represents a connection between those inside and Honiyah the circle drawer(***) of the previous century, who was known as a tzadik, and one who had some control over the weather (which is in part why he drew circles), as did Yahshua:
John 8: But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. 7. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
Every attempt was made to expunge this passage from Scripture, yet it stands and for good reason. The family of Honiyah (Honi) & Joseph, both Davidids, were known for controlling the weather.
Mark 4: 39. And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mishnah: He prayed, but rains did not fall. What did he do? He drew a circle and stood within it and he said before Him: "Master of the Universe! Your children have turned their faces to me, for I am like a member of your household. I swear by Your great Name that I will not move from here until You have mercy on Your children." Rains began to come down in drops. He said: "I did not ask [for] this, but [for] rains [to fill] pits, ditches and caves." They began to come down heavily (lit., "in anger").
Epiphanius Panarion 78 And once during a drought [James the Just] lifted his hands to heaven and prayed, and at once heaven sent rain . . .(******)
As I get more on this more will come. In the meantime, check out what is going on at the tomb of David, the place where the upper room was (is) situated - the headquarters of the Nazoreans in Jerusalem.
-Jackson Snyder 2-20-10