Proverbs of Solomon.
This page represents predictive (fortunetelling) system which allows to
correlate hexagrams of the Chinese Book of Changes I Ching and proverbs
(aphorisms or parables) of Solomon in the Bible.
And also this page represents ratio of degrees in astrological circle (zodiacal wheel) and a dial of watch (clock dial) with proverbs of the tsar Solomon.
In the Bible at 10th-21st chapters of the Proverbs of Solomon there are 359 aphorisms:
|at 10th chapter - 32 proverbs
at 11th chapter - 31 proverbs
at 12th chapter - 28 proverbs
at 13th chapter - 25 proverbs
at 14th chapter - 35 proverbs
at 15th chapter - 33 proverbs
|at 21st chapter - 31 proverbs
at 20th chapter - 30 proverbs
at 19th chapter - 29 proverbs
at 18th chapter - 24 proverbs
at 17th chapter - 28 proverbs
at 16th chapter - 33 proverbs
Such number of proverbs is in the official publication of the Bible but there
are texts in which 18th chapter contains 25 proverbs. In this case at 10th-21st
chapters there are 360 aphorisms. It is not a random number as it is equal to
number of degrees in the astrological circle.
Other chapters of the Proverbs of Solomon in the Bible do not belong to number of 360 or other chapters are not proverbs as are narrative texts.
In the English version of the Bible there is an instruction that the sequence of proverbs comes to an end in 22nd chapter, namely it is possible to admit that except for proverbs at 10th-21st chapters there are 16 proverbs in 22nd chapter and the general number makes 375, but in the Russian version of the Bible there is no such instruction. And consequently I consider proverbs which exist at 10th-21st chapters and I do not consider proverbs of 22nd chapter, and as a result the number of proverbs is equal to number of degrees of astrological circle.
It is possible to assume that 10th-21st chapters there was separate book and in essence are astrological system which is connected to a calendar and can be applied for astrological predictions. Namely degrees of astrological circle can be correlated to proverbs and can have predictive values.
For example, 327th degree of astrological circle corresponds with 29th proverb in 20th chapter which says: "The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old." In astrology it can be understood as long life which is predicted to the person who was born in the day when the sun was in 327th degree of astrological circle. Also it is possible to consider arrangements of other astrological planets at the moment of birth in ratio with proverbs of tsar Solomon and in ratio with degrees of astrological circle. And negative proverbs, which speak about human sins, it is possible to understand as cautions, and positive proverbs can be considered as preannouncements (presages).
Parities with astrological degrees are necessary for calculating in view of that in 18th chapter there are 25 proverbs. Namely it is necessary to consider the proverb which is absent in the Synod edition of the Bible but should be in 25th chapter between 7th and 8th proverbs where corresponds to 252nd degree of the zodiac and 12th degree of the zodiac sign Sagittarius: "The fear deposes lazy, and effeminate souls will starve". It is translated by me.
The absent proverb of 18th chapter is taken from the book which has no source data, but has the name: "Star of Magi. Poetic Gnostic Apocryphal texts of Christianity".
In the specified book there are some other proverbs which do not coincide with the Synod text of the Bible and consequently the reconstructed proverb, necessary for number equal 360, can take other place rather than taken by me, but nevertheless from numerological reasons I assume that the absent proverb takes place in 18th chapter.
Besides 29th and 30th proverbs of 16th chapter in the Synod edition of the Bible in essence are one proverb that breaks numbering, but if to divide 5th proverb of 17 chapter on two parts and to consider as two proverbs then at 10th-21st chapters there is the quantity of proverbs equal to number of degrees in astrological circle.
And also 25th and 26th proverbs of 21st chapter in the Synod edition of the Bible are one parable but if to add 1st parable from 22nd chapter in the end of 21st chapter then the number of proverbs at 10th-21st chapters is equal to number of degrees in astrological circle. Namely it is possible to assume that division of proverbs into chapters is inexact and consequently one proverb can be taken from 22nd chapter. Or for preservation of numbering it is necessary to consider other proverbs which absent in the Synod edition of the Bible. We shall admit, it is possible to consider the proverb which is between 13th and 14th proverbs of 13th chapter: "The crafty son does not have anything kind, but business are successful at the reasonable slave, and his way is straight".
The numerological structure of chapters in the Book of Proverbs of Solomon demands a substantiation then existing mistakes of numbering can be corrected and my corrections can be confirmed.
In a present-day astrology there are interpretations and treatments of degrees in astrological circle (degrees of the zodiac), so-called Sabian degrees or Sabian Symbols (in particular look the book of Dane Rudhyar "Astrological Mandala"), but I think that proverbs of the tsar Solomon are more authentic comments and predictions which are connected to human destiny and astrological circle.
Here look the detailed list of astrological degrees and proverbs
of tsar Solomon.
The list contains 360 proverbs and considers:
- the absent proverb in 18th chapter;
- association of 29th and 30th proverbs in 16th chapter;
- association of 25th and 26th proverbs in 21st chapter;
- division of 5th proverb in 17th chapter on two parts;
- addition of 1st proverb from 22nd chapter in the end of 21st chapter.
And also the list gives the information on other differences of the Synod edition of the Bible and other existing texts.
Also proverbs of the tsar Solomon can be used for predictions in a
combination to hexagrams of the Chinese Book of Changes I Ching that allows to
compare comments (aphorisms) of the Book of Changes I Ching and proverbs
(aphorisms) of the Book of Proverbs, and accordingly allows to compare ancient
Chinese philosophy to Bible philosophy.
To use proverbs in the ratio with hexagrams of the Chinese Book of Changes I Ching for predictions probably as the fortunetelling table which is shown below:
The fortunetelling table consists of two parts. In the first part 1st-32nd hexagrams of the Book
of Changes and 10th-15th chapters of the Proverbs of Solomon are concentrated, and
in the second part 33rd-64th hexagrams and 16th-21st chapters are concentrated.
Serial numbers of hexagrams are specified above and numbers of chapters are specified at the left. Cells of the fortunetelling table specify numbers of proverbs which are on crossing of chapters of the Proverbs of Solomon and hexagrams of the Book of Changes.
For example, 29th proverb of 20th chapter corresponds to 61st hexagram of the Book of Changes I Ching.
Hexagrams of the Book of Changes I Ching do not correspond with astrological circle directly and consequently the shown fortunetelling table is not connected to astrological circle, but allows to correlate proverbs of Solomon and hexagrams of the Book of Changes to calendar days of week.
Numbering of proverbs in chapters in the shown table corresponds to the Synod edition of the Bible without taking into account possible corrections about which it has been told above.
For realization of predictions it is necessary to take fortunetelling cards and the magic game board which can be found on pages of this website in section which has the name: game.
By means of fortunetelling cards on the magic board it is necessary to determine a
card which turns out as a result of a prediction, and find out a serial number
of a hexagram which is represented on this card (instructions of arrangements
of fortunetelling cards on the magic board look in rules of predictions).
Numbers of hexagrams specify columns of the fortunetelling table, and lines of the table correspond to days of week in which predictions are made that specifies chapters of the Proverbs of Solomon.
For example, the prediction is made on Saturday and 10th hexagram is received as a result of the prediction. It means, the answer is 23rd proverb of 15th chapter.
The offered way of predictions has features which consist that predictions on Sunday can not be carried out, and if results of predictions are 1st-7th and 57th-64th hexagrams then some days of week have no the appropriate proverbs. Besides, some proverbs never can become results of predictions.
It is caused by that chapters of the Proverbs of Solomon contain not equal number of proverbs.
Probably, it because of mistakes of copyists and composers of the Bible, but nevertheless the order (numbering) of proverbs in the fortunetelling table is not changed and corresponds to numbering which exists in the official English publications of the Bible and in the Russian Synod edition of the Bible. As can be that the order of proverbs is not casual and should be such what exists.
Proverbs of Solomon have similar philosophical values as aphorisms in the Book of Changes I Ching, namely express situations of life which can exist in the world. Therefore proverbs of the tsar Solomon can be used in combinations to hexagrams of the Book of Changes I Ching. Wisdom of the tsar Solomon is the substantiation that proverbs can give true answers to any human questions.
And also it is possible to use a dial of watch and
to determine proverbs by means of calculations of time or otherwise to tell by means of horary
calculations. Namely 360 proverbs can be considered as fortunetelling system
which corresponds with movement of time.
If to compare a dial of watch to number of the Proverbs of Solomon then to each hour there corresponds one chapter, that is shown on the scheme:
|If there was a question which demands an answer then it
is possible to look at a dial of watch and to know the chapter
which corresponds to hour and then to know a proverb of this
chapter which corresponds to minutes of this hour.
That is the hour-hand specifies the chapter and the minute-hand specifies a proverb provided that indications of the minute-hand are necessary for dividing by 2.
For example, the time 9h 42m corresponds to 19th chapter and to 21st proverb (42/2=21), namely corresponds to the twenty first proverb of the nineteenth chapter.
Each chapter is 60 minutes of one hour and consequently 60 minutes are necessary for dividing by number of proverbs in the concrete chapter, but it is possible to carry out approximate calculations. Namely the nineteenth chapter contains 29 proverbs. It means that 60 minutes are necessary to divide by number of proverbs in the nineteenth chapter: 60/29 = 2 (approximately 2), and accordingly the indication of the minute-hand is necessary to divide by 2 in order to know the serial number of a proverb.
Thus, it is possible to use the fortunetelling table or it is possible to calculate a time by means of a dial of watch, but in any case results of predictions can be correlated with proverbs of Solomon.