square, as it is also known, is identified with early Christianblessing or invocation. It is often referred to as a type of Christian magic,such as invocations are identified in other religions, but will be described asa prayer or blessing in this discussion. Magic is identified as an invocation,whether in writing or spoken, that is used to have control over futureevents. In this respect it cannot be such, as it would interfere with God’sDivine Plan and thus be blasphemous, as He is the only one with the power to control the future.
Ferguson’s Five Interpretations of the
The power of the blessing is thought to be quite significant due to themathematical repetition and placement of the sequence of words andletters in the form of the square.Ancient historian, J. Ferguson believes thatthe
square involves five different purposes in the way it is written; adirect allusion to Ezekiel, a palindrome, a word-square, a form with four Ts(the cross) at key points flanked by A and O, and an anagram.
As it stands the translation of the square is, ‘Arepo the sower guides thewheels carefully.” The passage in Ezekiel claims that the spirits of beingsare in the wheels with four parts to their being. From Ferguson’s argument, Arepo, assuming that is meant to be a person, must be God, which is oddas He is never elsewhere referred to as a sower. Often Christ is describedas a shepherd, but God is always Father. God has had several names;
Allah, Elohim, Eloh, Yahweh, Abba, Pater,
but they are all names meaning‘God’ or ‘Father.’ This is where fault can be seen in the argument of allusionto Ezekiel, as the spirit-wheels can be like that described in the
but‘Arepo’ and ‘sower’ cannot be identified with the Chrisitan God.