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What is the Fringe, the Tzitzit (תציצ )? Is it tassels on a piece of cloth or is it the blossoming of the Spirit in the daily life God grants us? What does the Husband of the Bride desire? What has the Lord, King, Creator, Father instructed us to do in the torah to have eternal life, peace, wholeness, blessings, health, etc.? Have we unmoored the metaphor from its meaning? Have we formed an allegiance to an interpretation of an allegory and remain blind to the "hidden meaning" and "moral" it offers? Are we doing the righteous will of the Father or gleaning self-righteousness from the rituals of our imagination?

The Fringe Element

  • Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe<Tzitzit תציצ > of the borders a ribband of blue:And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: Numbers 15:38-39

I was asked:

I've been doing some study on the Tzitzits and whether it is a command to wear them if you are non-Jew. The Scripture seems to indicate wearing 4 of them, each corner of your garment, where they can be seen, every day,7 days a week other than sleep time. Any thoughts /your understanding of this would be much appreciated.

By Tzitzits he means the תציצ or tzitzit or tsiytsith pronounced \@tsee-tseeth’ which we see in Numbers 15:38 as fringes or tassel:

  • Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:

The word tzitzit [1] is composed of four letters:

  • צ ץ TZADIK The Faith of the Righteous One the foundation of the world "to hunt." [Harvest pant desire]90
  • י YUD The Infinite Point of essential good hidden in the tet. [closed hand... Deed work to make]10
  • צ ץ TZADIK The Faith of the Righteous One the foundation of the world "to hunt." [Harvest pant desire]90
  • ת TAV Seal of Higher malchut to the keter (crown) through faith linking worlds. [sign cross... seal]400

The word tzitzit is from a word that is said to mean flower.[2] Instead of ending in a Tav like the word tzitzit the word tzitzah ends in the letter Hey. This changes the meaning by adding and removing ideas contained in the letters.

The TAV Seal of Higher malchut to the keter (crown) through faith linking worlds. The letter Hey or ה HEI is connected to the Expression or Thought, Speech, Action. It has to do with the manifesting of things from seeds of thought and life.

If you remove the ending letter you end up with the root word tsiyts ץיצ.[3]

The word is tsiyts ץיצ and is translated flower 10 times and plate 3 times and blossom once but also wings once. The word tsiyts ץיצ is a root word composed of three letters and produces the word tzitzit by adding the letter Tav which is the Mark of God and the letter that means faith.

The word tsiyts ץיצ is also said to be from tsuwts ץוצ [4] which while it has the same letters is assigned a different Strong's number. It is said to mean "to blossom, shine, sparkle" and is translated flourish five times, blossom twice, and bloomed and shewing once each.

Are knots and string important to God or blossoms and fruit? Christ took the kingdom from the Pharisees who wore the fringes but were not bearing fruit.

Because most words in Hebrew have both a physical and an abstract meaning it is not difficult for the Sophist to unmoore the meaning of the word from the spiritual significance and get the humanist nature of man to focus on the form or ritual rather than its true meaning.

While the word tzitzit only appears a few times in the Bible[5] there is another place we see what appears to be a call for fringes. But another completely different word is used.


Gidel

Gidel only appears as "fringe" once in Deuteronomy 22:12[6] but also as the word wreath in 1 Kings 7 [7]

The word there is gedil לדג .[8]

The three letters that produce this word fringe are Gimel Daleth Lamed:

  • ג Gimel Reward and Punish, Cause and effect. Do to others as they should do. Camel[throwstick pride to lift up]3
  • ד DALET Selflessness – Charity, back and forth (door) pathway enter... fish)4
  • ל LAMED Aspiration of the Heart to learn or direct like a shepherd [Hand prod, staff, whip... tongue]30

These same letters produce several words from Strong's numbers 01431 to 1435 but it is said that these same letters are the root word of gadal לדג [9] which all have a similar meaning to magnify, make greater, nourish up, grow up, etc..

All these words have a meaning of going from a blossom to a flower or nourishing up or making greater or growing.


The hassle with tassels

Is the text really talking about strings of fringe attached to your clothes?

Why blue thread and why four and what is meant by the corners?

Why were people to make altars of clay and stone?

Why were the people to weave the breeches of the Levites?

Why is the Sabbath so significant?

And why do we need to know the name of God when he actually did not have a name but was merely the existing one and Father of all reality?

If we were made in the image of God when we chose to decide for ourselves what was good and what was evil were we made in another image or at least altered by sin?

If we are to be brothers in Christ should we not do what he said and certainly what he commanded?

If we want to be Torah keepers are we sure we know what the Torah was telling us?

The Pharisees thought they knew but evidently missed it some how.

How do we repent and return to the Kingdom of God?

All the attributes of God must unfold in the heart, mind, and body of mankind as the blossom unfolds in a flower. Like pedals on a flower the Tzitzits has four fringes. Those fringes or tassels are only symbolic of those attributes of God that are manifested in the actions of Mankind.

This is why being a doer of the word is emphasized by Christ and the Apostles. We are warned by Jesus, the apostles and the prophets that if we are not doers of the word, ollowers the doctrines of Jesus, add what he commanded, then we are falling short and are in danger of being counted as workers of iniquity. It is the blossoming or the four fringes of our individual covering through or sincerity of our seeking, striving, and perseverance that is key to the Malchut or Kingdom of God. It is not the rituals nor the intellectual Gnostic descriptions and certainly not the superficial interpretations of the precepts upon precepts of the ancient text.

"And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matthew 16:19

What we do or not do, what we desire or not desire is what binds us in and to the world.

If we couple those ideas with be fruitful and multiply or the parable of the talents in Matthew 25 where someone did nothing with what he had to cause an increase and was condemned for it. We should be able to see that it is more important to seek a nurturing approach of love and sacrifice in all things, in all directions of our life than to perform an external physical ritual. Are we under a strong delusion if we imagine our self justified by a ceremonial imitation and symbols rather than the blossoming of true righteousness in doing what the Israelite people did in the days of Moses or the early Christians did in the first century Church.

The Pharisees kept the ritual but abandoned the spirit Moses spoke of and therefore did not know Jesus was the Messiah, the Christ nor would they do what He commanded as the Messiah. They wore their fringes and were called whited sepulchres. If we try in anyway to use the symbols and ritual to justify ourselves before God we will drift away from the message, spirit, and its purpose. We will fail to bloom in the light of the Holy Spirit. Our pride will block our growth in the Holy Spirit.

No one should imagine that by wearing fringes or sowing Breeches or keeping the Sabbath on a special calculated day or even by having Feasts we can be justified before God. If we are clinging to the outward form in any way we will drift away from the message of The Way and its purpose and fail to bloom in the light of the Holy Spirit. If we fail to bloom then that is evidence we are not "keeping the Torah" and we will not find the Malchut of the Lord God.

Are we a kingdom sitting down in the tens as commanded by Christ practicing Pure Religion?

Where is the ekklesia, the called out, the Church established by Christ and His Doctrines?

Were is the daily ministration of God provided for the people in love and charity?

Is it in the fringe?

Is it in your words and names and days?

The fringe is how we blossom in the talents and covering God gives us. It is what we do. If we will not do what Christ said then no fringe, nor unmoored ritual will save you anymore than it saved the Pharisees at the fall of Jerusalem.

This is the message of the "fringes". If we think it is about twisty threads on cloth then you have unmoored the wisdom of God from His teachings and the words of the prophets and may be as delusional as the Pharisees.

If you think it is about knots and strings you have fallen for the Sophistry of Satan.

The Breeches to be sown by the people of God for their Levite ministers had nothing to do with underwear and the fringes of our own covering has nothing to do with twisting twine. The word and law of God is Spirit. Let God write upon your hearts and upon your minds.

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== Footnotes ==
  1. 06734 ^תציצ^ tsiytsith \@tsee-tseeth’\@ from 06731; n f; {See TWOT on 1912} AV-fringe 3, lock 1; 4
    1) fringe, tassel, lock
  2. 06733 ^הציצ^ tsiytsah \@tsee-tsaw’\@ fem. of 06731; ; n m AV-flower 1; 1
    1) blossom, flower
  3. 06731 ^ץיצ^ tsiyts \@tseets\@ or ^ץצ^ tsits \@tseets\@ from 06692; n m; {See TWOT on 1911} AV-flower 10, plate 3, blossom 1, wings 1; 15
    1) flower, bloom
    1a) flower, bloom
    1b) shining thing (of gold plate on high priest’s mitre) (metaph.)
    2) feather, wing
    2a) meaning dubious
  4. 06692 ^ץוצ^ tsuwts \@tsoots\@ a primitive root; v; AV-flourish 5, blossom 2, bloomed 1, shewing 1; 9
    1) to blossom, shine, sparkle
    1a) (Qal) 1a1) to flourish 1a2) to shine, gleam
    1b) (Hiphil) to blossom, put forth blossoms, produce blossoms
    2) (Hiphil) to gaze, peep, glance, make the eyes sparkle
  5. Numbers 15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes <06734> in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe <06734> of the borders a ribband of blue:
    Numbers 15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe <06734>, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
    Ezekiel 8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock <06734> of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.
  6. Deuteronomy 22:12 Thou shalt make thee fringes <01434> upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.
  7. 1 Kings 7:17 And nets of checker work, and wreaths <01434> of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.
  8. 01434 ^לדג^ gᵉdil \@ghed-eel’\@ from 01431 (in the sense of twisting); n m; {See TWOT on 315 @@ "315c"} AV-fringe 1, wreath 1; 2
    1) twisted threads, tassels, festoons
    1a) tassels (on clothes)
    1b) festoons (on capitals of columns)
  9. 01431 ^לדג^ gadal \@gaw-dal’\@ a primitive root; v; AV-magnify 32, great 26, grow 14, nourish up 7, grow up 6, greater 5, misc 25; 115
    1) to grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful, praise, magnify, do great things
    1a) (Qal)
    1a1) to grow up
    1a2) to become great
    1a3) to be magnified
    1b) (Piel)
    1b1) to cause to grow
    1b2) to make great, powerful
    1b3) to magnify
    1c) (Pual) to be brought up
    1d) (Hiphil)
    1d1) to make great
    1d2) to magnify
    1d3) to do great things
    1e) (Hithpael) to magnify oneself
  10. Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
    Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.

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