Bitter Waters

This site is dedicated to slaying the harder enigmas of the Bible.  For everything there is a season — a season to live, and a season to die.  This site’s purpose is to ensure the speedy departure of those Biblical enigmas whose season has finally passed.  To that end, Biblical topics with elusive comprehension are studied  in-depth on this site.  The first full work to be added to this site is a summary of the book The Case for Lilith.   That book is dedicated to the legend of Lilith (Adam’s first failed wife, called the Serpent), of Azazel (Lilith’s firstborn seed), and of the Nephilim (the seed of fallen angels mating with the daughters of men).  The Case for Lilith is especially dedicated to the notion that Lilith is the Bible’s first prototypical Sotah, or wayward wife suspected of adultery.  and the mysterious bitter water trial for the test of adultery outlined in the Old Testament in the book of Numbers.  A 2nd edition of The Case for Lilith will soon be available, and its summary will be added to this site.  It greatly expands upon Lilith’s possible end-times Biblical role as seen by the authors of the New Testament. 

The Case for Lilith (1st Edition), Mark Wayne Biggs

The mother book for the the first and second editions of The Case for Lilith is The Bitter Waters Code.  That lengthy tomb is dedicated to the wide birthing implications of the mysterious bitter water trial for the test of adultery for the wayward wife outlined in the Old Testament book of Numbers.   It covers the enumerable Biblical themes and stories with touch upon the concept of bitter waters, along with the curses they bring the possible redemption that may come from God to save one from them.   Essential symbolic representations of bitter waters the dissolved letters of God’s ineffable name blotted out into the waters.  These letters bring about the possibility of life in the waters to the mother who drinks, but also curses of death to the wayward Sotah.  These curses in water are often symbolized by salt.  Salt dissolved in water makes that ordinarily life giving fluid an agent of death.  A fertile farm land once flooded in salt water is fertile no more, but instead a waste land until the ruinous salt is washed away by cleansing pure waters.  

The Bitter Waters Code – Mark Wayne Biggs

About the Home Page Background Image – Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid

 Salvador Dalí was a strange muse with a gift of having an odd and yet accurate view into the mysteries of life.  One such work that surprisingly touches upon many of the features of the bitter waters trail in the Bible is Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid (also known as Homage to Crick and Watson (Discoverers of DNA)).  It is a 1963 painting by Dalí.  The painting’s title is a portmanteau of the name of Dalí’s wife, Gala Dalí, and Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). It is a tribute to Francis Crick and James D. Watson, who determined the double helical structure of DNA in 1953.

Salvador Dalí ‘s Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid

Dalí created this painting, exploring the cycle of life, in response to a 1963 flood in Barcelona that killed more than 400 people. A watery landscape fills the center of the canvas. God, formed from clouds, reaches down to lift the dead Christ up to Heaven.  The white-robed figure in the foreground is Gala in the guise of the Madonna.  Her hair resembles the Eucharistic bread, eaten as the body of Christ during communion.  Spiral forms throughout the painting refer to the discovery of the DNA molecule, double-spiral in shape. At center left, Dalí shows the molecule itself, which contains the genetic code of life On the right, gunmen form a mineral molecule, representing destruction and death. Between them, Christ‘s resurrection offers hope to the world, and to the victims of the flood in particular.

According to the Permanent Collection Adult Tour of the Dalí Museum, “The prophet Isaiah appears at the top left holding a scroll inscribed with the title of the painting- Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid. It combines a string of words that decodes the meaning of the work. The first word in the string is Gala, Dalí‘s wife and muse. The word ―”cid” refers to a Spanish folklore hero, and Allah is the Arabic word for God. The last word in the string is Dalí‘s spelling of the full scientific name for DNA—desoxiribunucleicacid.”

In a note describing the work, Dalí mused that the double helix is “the only structure linking man to God.”[3] On the right hand side there are riflemen arranged to form “cubes of death”. Within each “cube of death” their rifles aim at each other’s head, thus if one of them shoots it will trigger the reaction of the other three, and they will all shoot killing each other. According to Dali, these cubes also represent the cubic structure of one of the most familiar substances, table salt or sodium chloride. 

At the end of 1963 the painter presented the work at the Knoedler Gallery in New York in exhibition, where Dalí said: “At a time when the titles of pictures are rather short, I call my Hommage to Crick and Watson: GALACIDALACIDESOXIRIBUNUCLEICACID.  It is my longest title in one word. But the theme is even longer: long as the genetical persistence of human memory.  As announced by the prophet Isaiah-the Saviour contained in God’s head from which one sees for the first time in the iconographic history his arms repeating the molecular structures of Crick and Watson and lifting Christ’s dead body so as to resuscitate him in heaven”.

For Dalí the function of the DNA molecule was very clear: it is what lends us immortality.   In his essay The Tragic Myth of the Millet’s “Angelus”, published in 1963, the painter explained: “Moral law must be of divine order, for even before it was set down on Moses’ tablets it was contained in the codes of the genetic spirals”.[33] This direct reference to DNA related that molecule with immortal life.   Later, in his article “The immortality of genetic imperialism” Dalí referred us to science in order to explain immortal life once more, saying: “it (immortal life) is contained in deoxyribonucleic acid – nothing is more monarchical that a molecule of DNA”. According to Dalí, God’s laws were those of inheritance contained in deoxyribonucleic acid, and ribonucleic acid, RNA, was simply the messenger entrusted with transmitting the genetic code: “On Jacob’s ladder, each step is a DNA landing, and the angels going up and down are the RNA”.[34]

The Bitter Waters Code and Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid

This site and Samson Books is dedicated to the notion that the human DNA code is just one particular example code found in the physical realm’s Book of Nature, that has a sister mirror code in the spiritual realm’s Book of God, the Book of the Bible.   More particularly, this site holds that the physical human DNA code has a sister mirror code in the spiritual Bitter Waters code.  Both codes pass over into each other’s realm — finding different means of expression in each dominion.  And just as the RNA code is the mirror code to DNA code, so too is the bitter waters code a mirror spiritual code the physical code of life.  And just as Dali held that RNA comprised the rungs of the DNA ladder by the which angels traveled up and down Jacob’s staircase, which united the physical and spiritual worlds, so too the bitter waters code comprise the rungs by which the supernatural life-giving spirit of God travels up and down the physical ladder uniting heaven and man.