9/11: Jeremiah and Lamentations

Jeremiah 9:11 (NIV)

Jeremiah 8 and 9 concern the subject of sin and punishment. In Chapter 9, verse 11 Jeremiah threatens the destruction of Jerusalem and other towns, which could be seen as a prophecy of the real events of 9/11.

11. “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will lay waste the towns of Judah so that no-one can live there.”

Jeremiah 9:11 (o) ...= 1122 = 11 x 102

The internal structure of the verse contains two standard values for Jesus Christ, the first number being encoded within the first clause.

11. “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, ...

1st clause Jeremiah 9:11 (o) = 475

Immanuel (s) .......................= 475

 The second encoding spans the first 22 (11 x 2) words of the verse.

11. “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will lay waste the towns of Judah so ...

1st 22 words Jeremiah 9:11 (o) .....= 888

 Finally, Jeremiah 9 is the Bible’s 754th chapter and 754 is the standard value of 'Jesus Christ' in Hebrew!

So we have the gematria of names by which we know Jesus Christ encoded three times, along with the two numbers that most symbolise 9/11 - in a short verse that predicts the destruction of Jerusalem. Moreover, the chapter number, 9, symbolises endings, finality, fruits and suffering. I think that the prophesied destruction of Jerusalem in the prophet’s time and the actual destruction of New York’s twin towers in our own time are being linked here in that they were both a ‘day of the Lord’.


Jeremiah 51:48 (NIV)
In the midst of a message from God about Babylon, delivered through the prophet, we find a confluence of elevens, highlighting a verse prophesying an attack on Babylon from the north.

48. “Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout for joy over Babylon, for out of the north destroyers will attack her,” declares the Lord.

Jeremiah 51:48 (o) = 1386 = 11 x 126

 The chapter and verse signifiers imply 5148, which is 11 x 468.


The Book of Lamentations

The Lamentations of Jeremiah are of great significance to Jews, as parts of it are read out in synagogues on the 9th of Av (Tisha B'Av), the day when Jews mark the many tragedies that have befallen them on that date in history; these tragedies are seen as a sign of God's disapproval of their behaviour at that time. Here are some of them, all occurring on the 9th of Av:

The destruction of Solomon's Temple in 423 BC

The destruction of Herod's Temple in 69 AD

Jewish rebels, under Simon bar Kochba, were slaughtered by the Romans in 133 AD

The Jews were expelled from England in 1290 AD

The Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492 AD

Jews began to be transported to Treblinka extermination camp in 1942

In the Judaic calendar Av is the eleventh month, therefore the 9th of Elul is a kind of 9/11. In 2001 the 9th of Av fell on 29 July, which was 44 (11 x 4) days before 9/11 itself. Interestingly, 7/29 (US date order) implies 729, which is 9 x 9 x 9. This is the triple expression of 9, the biblical number of endings, finality, judgment, fruits and suffering, which strongly resonates with the events of 9/11/2001.

 The Book of Lamentations has an interesting structure: each of it's five chapters has a multiple of eleven verses.

Chapter 1 has 22 verses

 Chapter 2 has 22 verses

Chapter 3 has 66 verses

Chapter 4 has 22 verses

Chapter 5 has 22 verses

As well as having a symmetrical verse structure, Lamentations has a total verse count that is very meaningful within English gematria.

Number verses in Lamentations = 154
The Second Coming (s) = 154


Bill Downie 23/10/07

Latest update 24/9/13


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