In todays query we ask:
Does the Bible name events by future incidents connected with that event?
We find many verses where items and events are named by future
events. Some of them are presented in the table below. The interpretations
of each list item are indicated in the accompanying footnotes.
VERSE NAMED/DESIGNATED FOR FUTURE EVENT FUTURE EVENT
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Gn01-14e Moon designated for holidays Ex12-02*1
Gn07-02a Take 7 Kosher animals Lv11*2
Gn02-14c Rivers surrounded KUSH & ASSHUR Gn10-07:11*3
Gn14-07b ...the AMALAYK field Gn36-12*4*
Ex03-01b Mountain of God Ex19-18*6
*1 In other words, Gn01-14 refers to the moon as being
used for the holidays. Yet we don't find the moon being the
basis for holidays until much later in history (See Ex12-01. )
*2 God tells Noach (Gn07-02) to take 7 Kosher animals.
But the classification of animals as Kosher or non Kosher does
not occur till much later in history after the exodus (Lv11)
*3 During the paradise story the rivers are described as surrounding
Kush and Asshur,countries which did not exist for several hundred
ears since the founders of these countries were descendants of Noach.
*4 Gn14-07 written in Abraham's time describes the Amalayk
field. Yet Amalyak was not born till much later (See Gn36-12).
*5 Ex03-01 describes Moses sheparding at the mountain of God.
But Mount Sinai was not called the mountain of God till God
revealed himself on it which happened at a later date (Ex19-18)
The obvious sermonic point is that the Bible is a book about prophecy
and hence future events are frequently forshadowed.