In our search for parables of Genome recovery we continue with stones. Stones carry seed, as we will see.

Hebrew Word Definitions

We normally use Aramaic for our language reference, but there are times when Hebrew gives an interesting insight into ancient Semitic language thinking.

In Hebrew, the word for son is Ba-N, and is the basis for English language names like Ben. This is the same spelling as one of the terms for son or child in Aramaic, the 2 languages agree.

In Hebrew the term for stone is Wa-Ba-N. Note the word for son is buried inside the word for stone. In this case the 2 languages, Aramaic and Hebrew, do not agree, but bear with me. Why would this ancient language have the root for son buried inside the word for stone?

In many languages, but not English, the slang term for testicle is stone. Sons have stones. In Hebrew this idea is simply self evident because the 2 words share the same root. So this is a very ancient simple term for testicle.

Testicles, of course, carry seed and exist to carry DNA from father to his offspring. He plants his DNA, if you will. This reality is alluded in the following passage.

18The men of the city said to him on the 7th day before the banquet: What is sweeter than honey, and what is stronger than a lion? Judges 14:18aSamson said to them: If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have interpreted my riddle. Judges 14:18b (Judges 14:18 BRB)

The verse means someone has acted intimately with the man's wife. They have plowed somewhere they should have not. They cheated.

Stones, carry seed that is to be planted.


In an earlier article I gave the prophetic definition of seed as written language. Stones carry written language when language is carved on monuments. Just as biological stones carry seed. There are several places in the text where stone monuments are constructed in order to carry written language.

The most important stone monuments are at Ebal and Gerizim. These are 2 mountains near Jacob's well and near Shechem. Each carried carved copies of the inspired text. These were the early sections of today's inspired text.

Stones are used to carry text.

Stones are used to carry seed.

The parables for stones and seed are working together in 2 different domains.

Jacob's Pillow

Jacob, on his way to flee his brother Esau, beds down for the night.

11He arrived at a certain place and spent the night there because the sun was set. He took of the stones of the place and put them for his pillows and lay down in that place to sleep. 12He dreamed and saw a ladder was set on the land and the top of it reached to the skies and the kings of god K Genesis 21:3 K Genesis 24:15 were ascending and descending on it. A John 1:51 (Genesis 28:11-12 BRB)

In the dream he sees a ladder and kings ascending and descending. He eventually sets up the stones as a monument.

Here we see stone used as a monument, but no written text. Why is the pillow so important to this story? A simpler rendition would have him sleeping for the night, having a dream, and then setting up a monument.

The dream itself is a ladder. On the biological side of stones, letters themselves are encoded on DNA. DNA is a very long ladder.

There are over 3,000,000,000 base pairs in the human genome. In the human biological ladder.

At the scale of a regular ladder, that someone could actually climb, conservatively 6 inches per step, there is 1,500,000,000 feet of ladder. The ladder is 284,000 miles tall.

The distance to earth's moon, at the extreme, is about 252,000 miles. These are in the same general distances. The ladder rungs would need to be a little under 6 inches each to reach the moon.

Stones, in the biological sense, carry ladders that carry information. There is about enough information to reach the moon if it was an actual ladder.

This story seems to be hinting at the DNA molecule structure that carries seed.

David's Stones

David comes onto the national scene when he is a young. Newly crowned Saul is fighting the Philistines and is in a standoff with Goliath. No one on Saul's side has the guts and skill to engage Goliath. Not Saul, not his commanders, not his soldiers. They have no stones in the slang sense.

Young David shows up, having been sent by his father to check on David's older brothers. David learns of the standoff and has the guts, the stones, to defeat Goliath.

48The Philistine came and drew near to meet David and David hurried and ran to the battle line to meet the Philistine. 49David put his hand in his bag and took from there a stone and slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead and the stone sunk into his forehead and he fell on his face to the land. M Daniel 2:45 1 Samuel 17:48-49 (1 Samuel 17:48-49 BRB)

This story is built on the slang for stones. David has the guts, the strength of male character to go after Goliath. It is one of David's stones that defeats Goliath.

David is standing on the promises made through Moses to the nation. The seed, planted in stone at Ebal and Gerizim.

In this case as well, stones are all working together.

Jeremiah's Letter

Jeremiah includes a passage were text and stone are tied together. Jeremiah sends a letter to Babylon, to warn of the some day end of Babylon. He directs the messenger, to tie the letter to a rock and throw it into the river.

63When you have finished reading this scroll, then tie a stone to it, and throw it in the Euphrates, Jeremiah 51:63-64 (Jeremiah 51:63 BRB)

Here we see the same pattern words on a rock, but then placed in a river. This is the basis for our next prophetic symbol, rivers. They are tied together in the text in various ways.