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Old 18-04-2015, 07:23 PM   #208
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Knockin' on Heaven's Door...
The opening act in the great epic drama of the Jews as a separate nation was the original encounter between Abraham and Yahweh.. A covenant was declared.. Abraham and his descendants would follow Yahweh's instructions and obey His commandments.. The only commandments requested at this stage were the circumcision of all males, and the taboo on human sacrifice, as later expressed by the significant story of the Binding of Isaac.. More divine demands would come later, eventually leading to the Ten Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai.. Yahweh would treat Abraham's descendants as his Chosen People - not better than any other nation, but certainly different. This difference is the intangible reward.. The tangible reward would be the eternal possession of land of Canaan, later named the land of Israel, after Abraham's grandson, Jacob-Israel..

Moses Presents the Ten Commandments (1956) HD ..

When Moses took the Israelites out of Egypt, each tribe was gathered under its own banner - illustrated with an image of a god.. A lion was depicted on the banner of Judah, probably looking much like the Egyptian Sphinx.. A serpent, named Nechushtan, was depicted on the banner of the tribe of Dan..Later, a bronze image of Nechushtan was placed in Solomon's temple - and stayed there until much later, when King Hezekiah melted the bronze from which the idol was made.. It is possible that the tribes adopted these gods during the hundreds of years they spent in Egypt.. Or perhaps the tribes were never part of the descendants of Abraham that accepted Yahweh during the covenant, and only joined this loose alliance of tribes later..Possibly, the covenant never happened and was only a later myth, added to the cycle of origin stories in the Bible.. No one really knows. But the images on the banners were there, showing the tribes' alliances to other gods...

The tribe of the Levites, with whom Moses was associated, was another matter altogether.. They worshiped a thundering, fierce god, whose location was either Mount Horeb, or Mount Sinai.. Very likely the two mountains are one and the same - there is no proof either way.. Was this god the same Yahweh, the God of Abraham? Very possibly..If not, the two entities, Yahweh of Abraham and the warrior god of the Levites were combined into one impressive entity that Moses, very likely a full-blooded Levite himself, had adopted as his own God. That is proven by the fact that later, only the Levites acted as priests to Yahweh in the various Temples..

The Israelites had to physically leave Egypt to worship Yahweh.. They could not, under any circumstances, worship Him in Egypt, because they could not even see him there.. Exodus is very specific as to what they had to see: "They took their journey from Succoth and encamped at Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.. The Lord Yahweh went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night (Exodus 13:21)." This is a clear and simple description of an active volcano - smoke by day, fire by night..

Then, to fully prove this assumption, they gathered around this mountain, and were told that they were never to climb or touch it, on danger of death. "Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever touchesth the mount shall be surely put to death (Exodus 19:12)." The mountain must have been dangerously hot to the touch..The passage continues: "And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord Yahweh descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly." Another clear description of an active volcano.. And at this emotionally impressive location Moses gave the Israelites a Code of Law, and reforged a covenant which was to become the basis for the development of monotheism...

What was the basis of all ancient religions?

Where does the name Hollywood come from?..

Who wrote genesis and exodus and what are they based on?

Texts like the bible act as a means of passing on esoteric knowledge to the initiated while doing what at the same time?... you out of your Vulcan mind?.. Your ship is compromised, too close to the singularity to survive without assistance, which we are willing to provide...
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