THE LOST BOOK OF NOSTRADAMUS
PLATE # 24
INTERPRETATION FOUND IN RIGHT COLUMN
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Note: I refer to Heraldric symbols and meanings for the interpretation of many image plates found in the "Lost Book", along with historical figures and events, astrological readings, and biblical references.

Plate #24 has five items for our consideration:

1) the letter 'B' [beta]
2) a demi leg
3) a young man
4) a sickle
5) a red rose

Notice the clip art image of a man holding a red rose and a sickle. These are images used in Heraldry. See the definition for Heraldry uses below for the red rose and sickle. The superimposed cut out
of the hand holding the rose is from the plate 24 image. It appears to have 5 petals, much the same as the British Tudor Rose.



Heraldic Red & White Rose.  The White Rose is the badge of the House of York, and the Red Rose the badge of the House of Lancaster.  The White and Red Rose united and imperially crowned is the Badge of England. The Tudor Rose, depicted here, is the traditional floral Heraldic emblem of England and takes its name and origins from the Tudor Dynasty. Henry Tudor took the crown of England from Richard III, [King of England], during battle. He brought about the end of the Wars of the Roses between the House of Lancaster (whose badge was a red rose) and the House of York (whose badge was a white rose). The red and white rose became the Tudor Rose.
1) Henry VII TUDOR, 22 August 1485–1509; 2) Henry VIII 21 April 1509–1547; 3) Edward VI 28 January 1547–1553; 4) Jane (The Nine Days' Queen) 10 July–19 July 1553; 5) Mary I (Bloody Mary) 19 July 1553–1558; 6) Elizabeth I (The Virgin Queen) 17 November 1558–1603; 7) James I  24 March 1603–1625.
TUDOR NAME MEANING: Originated from the Greek Theos, pronounced 'theh'-os', indicating God, or a deity, the supreme Divinity; a magistrate; by Hebraism, very much so, exceedingly, god(-ly).

The name James: Since the 13th century this form of the name has been used in England, though it became more common in Scotland, where it was borne by several kings. In the 16th century the Scottish king James VI inherited the English throne, becoming the first ruler of all Britain. The name Iakobos aka James is taken from the Greek form of the Hebrew name Ya'aqov - meaning JACOB. Hebrew #2325. Therizo ther-id'-zo, (in the sense of harvesting the crop); to harvest, reap - with a sickle or scythe.

Beginning with the House of Tudor [Tu=two], counting seven kings/queens, we come to King James I who took the throne of the United Kingdom of Scotland and England, presenting and representing to history and to the world, the RE-UNITED KINGDOM OF ISRAEL. See article on this at:
http://the-red-thread.net/Judah-by-Betmatrho.html


BETA 'B': Beta, uppercase Β and the second letter of the Greek alphabet, which consists of 24 letters. [notice too, that this plate is number 24]. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 2. It was derived from the Phoenician letter 'Beth', and the name Beth has represented this beta letter for centuries.
'B' OR 'BETH' from Strong's Hebrew Concordance #1004 comes from the word HOUSE - {bayith} in Hebrew, pronounced 'bah'-yith', as in Beth-el - house of God; but actually, bayith [without the EL, is pretaining to any house, a courthouse, dungeon, home, house-hold, home-ward, palace, place, prison, temple, or within a house, or without a house all refer to 'beth' or beta.

LEG: [Heraldry] Is emblematical of strength, stability, expedition, or MISSION. And from the Hebrew Concordance #8243 SHAQ {pronounced shawk} (Aramaic), corresponding to #7785 showq {pronounced shoke}, meaning the LEG. Shoke, shawk, showq, they all refer to the leg and thigh area. From Jacob's thigh comes King James I & VI, who descends from Israelites. I am also throwing in the diagram at left to indicate ANGLES - like in Anglo-Saxon. The word 'Angeln' is of German origins from the tribe of Dan. In German the name means 'narrows' and 'straights', as in the 'straight and narrow'. The Hebrew meaning of 'angles' will be detailed more on the next plate #25. At any rate, ANGLES here, on plate 24 indicates the people known as the Anglo-Saxons, who represent England - Angle-land.

RED ROSE: The Heraldic Rose is always shewn full blown, with the flower-leaves expanded, seeded in the middle, and backed by five green barbs. The early Greeks and the Romans inexorably linked the rose to love, beauty, purity, and passion. The Christians adopted the Rose as a symbol of Mary, the mother of Jesus, and hence became a symbol of motherhood and purity. When shown stalked and leaved it has the added symbolism of protection because of the thorns. The Rose is the emblem of England. In heraldry, the Rose is used as a mark of distinction for the seventh son, or the 7th generation - see below. The Red Rose is one of the badges used for the House of Lancaster and is mentioned severally in the early days of heraldry in the reigns of Henry IV and Henry V. Hebrew: Chabatstseleth = Rose, notice the word beth, beta, and elect are within this word.

SICKLE: The sickle is virtually the same as a scythe but with a short handle, whereas the scythe has a long handle. It is the sickle that is being portrayed in plate #24. It is said that the sickle was a symbol of a cruel, unrelenting flow of time, which in the end cuts down all things.
Hebrew Concordance # 2770 chermesh {kher-mashe'} a sickle (as cutting), to cut off as in the destruction of. #2763 charam {khaw-ram'} to slay or take away).

7th son or 7th generation. Distinction of Houses are used to distinguish the younger from the elder branches of a family, and to show from what line each is descended. In Heraldry, the Eldest son, during his Father's lifetime, bears a Label [a strap-like badge with pendants, the second son a Crescent, the third son a Mullet a star, the fourth a Martlet, etc. These distinctions are placed in the shield at the middle chief, or in a quarterly coat at the fess point. In the case of the Royal Family, each member bears the Label, extending across the shield; the points of which are variously charged, and are borne on the crest and supporters.

INTERPRETATION OF PLATE #24
Keep in mind that I am not using any of the data written on the plates - interpreting the images themselves at this point, as I am not convinced that Nostradamus is the author of both the text and the images.



MAN:
The man in the image for plate #24 is young James I of Scotland, who became King James VI of United Britain. In this image, James holds the red Tudor Rose from the Tudor House. As James I, he succeeded the last Tudor monarch of England and Ireland, Elizabeth I who died without issue. James was the first of the House of Stuart [name Stuart has its origins in Old English term stiȝweard, meaning house, much the same as 'beth' means house in Hebrew.
THE RED ROSE: The Tudor Rose is thereby depicted, especially evident in the image above in right column. 
James is the 7th king from the beginning of the House of Tudor.
THE LETTER B': or Beth, laying on its side, represents the death of Queen Elizabeth - "Beth" Elizabeth was King James' predecessor.
SICKLE: King James' father and mother were both executed when he was still a baby. Their murders are emphasied by the sickle.
LEG: The Hebrew word for 'leg' also represents the 'thigh'. When the early Hebrew people took an oath it was by placing their hand under the thigh, swearing to perform a particular mission. Much the same as we swear on the King James Bible today in a court room. It means taking an oath - a covenant, to tell the truth, or pledge our loyality. Why the thigh? Because a covenant is made by passing between two pieces of flesh - in the case of the thigh, it is a hand that 'passes' through the legs - rests on the thigh when the oath is taken.
Hebrew Concordance #1285 briyth, pronounced ber-eeth' from #1262 (in the sense of cutting or passing between; meaning a compact (because made by passing between two pieces of flesh); in making a confederacy, (con-)feder(-ate), a covenant, a league, etc.

Note: A triangle has two 'equal sides', which represent the two kingdoms of Scotland and England. One side is referred to as the 'leg'. The Isles of Great Britain are also in the shape of a triangle. Also a tri-angle indicates the Angles - England.
Conclusion: King James VI is represented in Plate #24. For the importance of this, see:
http://the-red-thread.net/Judah-by-Betmatrho.html
On 24 March 1603, as James I, succeeded the last Tudor monarch of England and Ireland, Elizabeth I, who died without issue. He then ruled England, Scotland, and Ireland for 22 years as King James VI, often using the title 'King of Great Britain', until his death at the age of 58.