In the temple of Jerusalem, there were 33 male priests of the tribe of Levi.
Jesus of Nazareth's father Joseph was one of 33 elders of the temple of Solomon.
After the annunciation, the high priest ordered all 33 priests of the temple to place their rods behind the altar. They were told that the one whose branch blossomed was destined to be the husband of Mary. Thus, all the priests, one by one, in successive order, placed their rods behind the altar. The last one commanded to place his rod was the priest Joseph, who resisted the command of the high priest, alleging his old age. However, he had to obey the command, and placed his rod behind the altar.
We are souls that have a body. Thus, the body is nothing but a vesture for the soul.
The body does not think; thought is elaborated by the thinking soul. The body does not love; love is experienced by the soul. The body does not desire; desire is a craving of the animal soul. The body is nothing but a vesture for the soul.
During the hours of sleep, the soul leaves the body and visits all of those places that are familiar to it.
During the hours of sleep, the soul wanders through the sacred mountain that the saints of the Gospels speak about.
The Bible speaks about the mountain in the following verses.
In our former chapter, we stated that when the body sleeps, the soul roams about in the sacred mountain.
During the hours of sleep, the soul is occupied in the same exchanges and activities as the day.
When outside their bodies, merchants buy and sell in their stores, without realizing that they are outside their body.