Beshalach, “When He Sent Away”, covers Exodus 13:17-17:16 during which Israel starts their exodus out of Egypt and their journey into the wilderness upon the completion of the 10 plagues. The information that is given here is probably some of the most important details that we’ve been granted access to in order to enable His people to make it through Jacob’s Trouble. The prophets, as well as the book of Revelation, provide us mainly the details of the various judgments that will occur in the days ahead and just a glimpse into what will be happening concerning Yahweh’s people. Yet Exodus puts the magnifying glass upon what will be happening in His camp. It becomes a step-by-step instruction booklet, the map of the journey as well as insight into the various lessons that must be learned. Shall we begin our journey as well?
Go: Strong’s #7971 shalach שלח to send, send away, let go, stretch out, to be put away or to be divorced; it’s interesting that it has the idea of being divorced the same idea is conveyed in Genesis 3:23 – “Therefore Yahweh Elohim sent him forth (shalach) from the garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken.”
שלח של = sin, error, a great sin deserving of death ח = life/chai and light (composed of the ו = yashar light, or light that descends from Yahweh & ז = chozer light, or light that ascends or returns to Yahweh), represents the husband and wife standing under the chuppah (wedding canopy), and by adding the ז (7) + ו (6) = 13, value of ‘echad אחד one, unity – One who is sent away/divorced/shalach implies that a great sin deserving of death has occurred which has now caused you to be put away/removed from the life and light of Yahweh that can only be found when standing ‘echad under the chuppah! (Hence the reason Adam & Eve lose the garment of light)
Till: Strong’s #5647 ‘abad עבד to work, serve; 2 letter root עב (#5645) darkness; attached to the ד door and is constructed of 2 lines and a corner point or overhang called an “ear” by lending their ear to another (the serpent) the door was opened to darkness and they were removed from the light!
This is the same description now being applied to Israel here while in Egypt.
*The other terms of divorce are also found here in connection with leaving Egypt; Exodus 11:1 – “when he shall let you go (shalach), he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether” Surely thrust you out: Strong’s #1644 garash גרש to drive out, expel, cast out, drive away, divorce, put away, or thrust away; גרש גר = to be a stranger, foreigner & ש = fire, light; once again implying that when “divorced” it’s a removal from the light, one becomes a stranger to it!
So it seems we have a dilemma here – how can Israel now be taken in a marriage ceremony at Sinai if they were divorced in the Garden of Eden? Now we find them having taken Pharaoh in marriage and being divorced by him as well. If anyone seems to be unfit for this marriage its definitely this group of individuals (as well as you and I)! Yet the clue of how Yahweh would solve this within the legal parameters He Himself set up is found in Isaiah 50:1-2.
Bill: Strong’s #5612 cepher ספר book, missive, document, writing; from #5608 caphar ספר to count, recount, relate, to number, or to write, inscribe letters on a stone, to speak or utter words
Gematria = 340, same as beshalach בשלח & the root shalach is used 852 times in the Scriptures; 852 = ראש נשא to take the census or total notice the repetition of the letters אש = fire & נר = lamp By being counted/numbered in the census it would allow them to gain access back to the fire because the ner/lamp would relight them – hope for the one that’s been divorced/sent away!
*Same message is conveyed in the other term for “divorce” as well, garash (#1644) גרש ג = to lift up & רש = head; to lift up the head, term used specifically in reference to the census or heads being counted!
When a census was taken a ½ shekel was brought as an “atonement for your souls” (Exodus 30:15). Shekel שקל = 430, the same number of years Israel is in Egypt; when counted there’s a half shekel that covers and atones for the unfaithful years spent in Egypt!
Divorcement: Strong’s #3748 keriythuwth כריתות divorce, dismissed, divorcement; from #3772 karath כרת to cut, cut off/down/out, to cut a covenant; כר = kar, lamb & יתת (#3509) a nail
*The lamb would be cut off and nailed in order to cut this covenant! It’s no accident that the lamb/Messiah was nailed at Golgotha: #1538 gulgoleth גלגלת head, poll, skull; the place where heads are counted or the census takes place – He becomes the ½ shekel!
From #1556 galal גלל to roll, roll away, roll down, or roll together; seen in Joshua 5:9 – “And Yahweh said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away/galal the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.”
Reproach: Strong’s #2781 cherpah חרפה reproach, scorn; from #2778 charaph חרף 1) to reproach, taunt, blaspheme 2) to acquire, be betrothed He rolls away the last vestiges of their relationship to Egypt at the place that’s associated with the census/counting – pointing towards the one that would be cut off in their place!
*Notice the root פה peh, mouth – the mouth/words of Pharaoh were cut off.
Another connection begins to immerge as well, here in Joshua this is directly after they’ve crossed the Jordan River on dry ground (much like crossing the Red Sea on dry ground). This connects us back to Isaiah 50 as well where Yahweh’s ability to redeem and deliver is attached to the statement “at my rebuke, I dry up the sea”! Could it be that part of His ability to take us back into this covenant has to do with this event of the crossing of the sea/river on dry ground? And what does this have to do with the idea of being counted/census?
First, its important to understand what water represents, therefore understanding the significance of it being parted/dried! Water = seed or word! Remember when the Bride is first “divorced” or removed from the garden and the light of Yahweh it was due to the fact that they had listened to the words of the serpent and then accepted his seed. Upon leaving the garden, they were to “till the ground”. Till/’abad עבד עב = darkness & ד = the overhang representing the “ear” – their ears chose to accept another word/seed!
Now we can understand the purpose of Israel crossing on dry ground through the Red Sea, Jordan River, and now again here in Isaiah It was the cutting off of the seed of the “other” husband in order to remove the “reproach”/cherpah off from them – the words (Seed) had to be cut off!
Directly after crossing the Red Sea, we find them in the wilderness of Shur.
Wilderness: Strong’s #4057 midbar מדבר wilderness, mouth; from #1696 dabar דבר to speak, declare, converse, command, or promise; after the words/seed of pharaoh are cut they are immediately brought into the wilderness where the mouth of Yahweh speaks forth the dabar/the Word!
Shur: Strong’s #7793 שור wall; from #7788 Shuwr שור to travel, to journey, to go
*Gematria of the phrase “Wilderness of Shur” שור-מדבר = 752, same as the phrase “there ariseth light in the darkness” (Psalm 112:4) this journey would cause the light to arise in the darkness! Once again the Bride would experience the chance to have the light/receive the seed of the Word.
Shalach שלח is used in 790 verses; 790 = משכלת (meshakelet) abortion or miscarriage & פרי נתן (natan peri) to yield fruit; so as they journey in the wilderness there will be a choice to either abort the seed of Yah or to yield fruit! The entire first generation chooses to abort it therefore dying off, and this becomes the pattern for you and I as well. Those that choose to abort the seed in the days ahead will as well find themselves unable to make it out of the wilderness, but those that yield fruit will once again be gathered under the chuppah to have light in the midst of darkness!
Exodus 15:22 – “So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.”
*3 days = 3 days Yahshua spends in the grave as fulfilling the role of the lamb that was cut off and nailed to cut this covenant. Yet Israel in the midbar (mouth where the dabar word speaks) finds no water/seed/Word?
Remember the root galal גלל (root of Golgotha, deals with heads being counted as well as the reproach of Egypt being rolled away), the 1st time this term is used is in reference to Jacob rolling a stone away from the well in order to water the flocks. Yahshua follows the same pattern on the 3rd day, the stone is rolled away in order to bring living water to the flocks. Yet Israel on the 3rd of the journey into this wilderness finds no water – they had become accustomed to the seed/words of Egypt and once those “waters” were cut off, they have yet to accept the Water/Word/Seed being offered them by Yahweh who’s rolling the stone away to bring them living water! Now we can understand why directly after this they face the bitter waters of Marah – the test of the bitter waters of jealousy administered to the wife accused of adultery. Yet a stick is thrown in to make the waters sweet, once again attempting to make Israel see that the waters of life would come from the Messiah not from Pharaoh!
This same pattern is followed from the very beginning in Genesis as well! Adam & Eve hearken unto the words of the serpent, accept his seed – that seed then has to be cut off (the water dried up) in order for the Bride to have a chance to enter into the Covenant with the lamb (covered with the coats of skin).
Genesis 3:14 – “upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:”
Belly: Strong’s #1512 gachown גחון belly; from #1518 giyach גיח to burst forth, break out, used of a river breaking out from its source; attached to this root to form “belly” is the ון suffix meaning to diminish the breaking forth/bursting forth of the waters (seed) would be diminished!
Dust: Strong’s #6083 ‘aphar עפר dry earth, dust, powder, ashes; in other words the waters cut off! Notice the root is פר = fruit of the lips, the word/seed of the serpent is cut off (just like Pharaoh’s is cut off upon Israel’s crossing on dry ground)!
Gematria = 350, same as sappiyr (#5601) ספיר sapphire; describing the look of sapphire stone under the feet of Yahweh at Mt. Sinai; the sages also teach that this is what the commandments were engraved upon (tablets of sapphire stone); comes from the root #5608 caphar ספר to count, recount, relate, be numbered Once again pointing towards how the cutting off of the other seed/word enabled these that had at once accepted it to now be counted and covered again!
By breaking down the term for sapphire/sappiyr ספיר once again there is the פר root = fruit of the lips, the true Word/seed/water that would go forth again! Attached to these letters is the סי according to Klein’s Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language this is the name of the 7th musical note. The ancient solfeggio scale is only a 6 note scale (Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La). Each one having a specific frequency associated with it used to affect our physical bodies and the atmosphere, even being able to repair and restore broken DNA 6 is the number associated with man, 7 the number of Yahweh.
*Could it be that man has been given these 6 notes/frequencies by Yahweh, yet there is still one more (the 7th) that we have yet to hear that Yahweh Himself will speak over us when we enter the wilderness again (His word/seed being released)? This root סי is also the 2 letter root of Sinai סיני where Israel was brought in order to enter into the marriage covenant and heard the Voice!
סי root = 70, also the value of Colhozeh, seen in Nehemiah 3:15 – “But the gate of the fountain repaired Shallun the son of Colhozeh, the ruler of part of Mizpah; he built it, and covered it, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof, and the wall of the pool of Siloah by the king’s garden, and unto the stairs that go down from the city of David.”
*Siloah: Strong’s #7975 Shiloach שלח sent, a sending of water; it’s the same letters as shalach שלח sent away/divorced
Shallun: Strong’s #7968 shalluwn שלון retribution; של = a grievous sin worthy of death & ון suffix = to diminish, make small ® One who was able to diminish the grievous sin
Colhozeh: Strong’s #3626 Kol-Chozeh כלחזה all seeing; from #2372 chazah חזה to see, perceive, look, behold, prophesy, provide
Mizpah: Strong’s #4709 Mitspah מצפה watchtower, from #6822 tsaphah צפה to look out or about, spy, keep watch, observe, to shine or to be bright
מצ = (#4671) chaff, what is useless or worthless & פה = mouth, words; useless or worthless words (the other waters/seed)
The going forth of the Word of Yahweh, this new note we have yet to hear (70 סי) is connected with the one who was able to diminish the grievous sin (Messiah) of the one that was shalach/divorced and sent away, He’ll reveal this to us when He sees and behold that the other useless words (seed of the serpent) are cut off which then allows the light to shine and be bright again!
*Revelation 12:15-16 – “And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.”