Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, if you know? – Proverbs 30:4
John Boylan works the Old Testament like a crossword puzzle. He connects overlapping words in rows and columns of Hebrew passages to see what God might be revealing about Himself. His most significant discovery is the name of Messiah embedded in Proverbs 30:4. In Boylan’s copyrighted diagram below the words “HaShem” and “Yeshua” intersect to form the Hebrew letter tav, which resembles a cross. HaShem is Hebrew for “The Name,” a term used by Jews to refer to the God of Israel. Yeshua means salvation in Hebrew and is the real name of Jesus Christ. The names intersect on the line of text that asks, “what is His Son’s name, if you know?”
God answers His question by embedding the name of Yeshua in the highlighted tav. Six letters, marked in purple, connect to the bottom of the cross on each side. It is a picture of the crucifixion. Six is recognized biblically as the number of man. Yeshua was nailed to a cross with thieves on his right and left.
Jewish scholars have been mining embedded nuggets from Scripture by hand for centuries. Boylan, a Gentile, says his research is a “non-interactive method wherein God Himself is the revealer and the reader becomes nothing more than a passive observer. Our study is about God and is not some fanciful attempt to predict the future. These are teachings about God alone, His Nature, His Being and His Will as regarding His creation and our human understanding about who He is, what He wants us to know about Him and His Messiah.”