Monday, 16 December 2013

Bumbling Bimblomancy

There are 3 games left this season against a Norse themed line-up including Ravens, Vikings and Giants. Anyway, this week's bibliomancy came up with the following result:

Book of Daniel Chapter 12, verse 7:
7. And I heard the man clad in linen, who was above the waters of the river, and he raised his right hand and his left hand to the heavens, and he swore by the Life of the world, that in the time of [two] times and a half, and when they have ended shattering the strength of the holy people, all these will end.
This is quite a timely verse as this week's portion of the Torah read includes a reference to the Patriarch Jacob attempting to, and being denied the ability to, predict what will happen in the end of days.  In fact, on the same day as I read the verse from Daniel, was also the same day that Judah gets his famous Gur Aryeh blessing from his father.

So take-aways from todays bibliomancy are:
  1. Initial impressions matter and my initial impression was that Daniel 12:7 was both confusing and technical
  2. The context in which the verse is found appears not to matter
  3. The raising of the hands may relate to referee signals and decisions
  4. The strength of the Lions will be returned in the second half (?)
  5. I don't really understand how bibliomancy works, but it's been fun trying to figure it out each week
Bibliomancy is recommended before the match, not during
If you're wondering if bibliomancy works, a brief search shows of at least one recent success story. Anyway, it looks like I have to do a lot more learning about how bibliomancy works... back to the drawing board.