Not Chosen

Not Chosen

Having watched the the video (which was recommended to me) I decided to feature it again so that I could debunk it.

 

About the only thing I agree with in this video is the statement that Adam Green does not know his Bible but then neither does this guy (lolz). His exegesis is superficial and plain wrong. We start the debunk with the Adam and Eve Creation story at about 40 mins were he states that Adam blames Eve and sacrifices himself for Eve. Adam does not blame Eve he blames God (lolz) as in the woman that YOU GAVE ME…(Gen 3:12) and in turn the woman blamed the serpent. So we see the classic blame game but Adam clearly blames God in contrast with Jesus who lost none that God HAD GIVEN HIM (John 18:9). In Gen 2:21 Eve was created before the story of the fall so Adam did not sacrifice himself for her because that is chronologically incorrect. It is true that Adam was not deceived (1 Tim 2:13-14) which makes him more culpable (not less). He wanted to know what would happen so he observed the “experiment” and (seemingly) nothing bad happened. The differences between the creation accounts is deliberate and the so-called contradiction between the different creation accounts in Gen 1:27 and Gen 2:7 has recently been debunked in my article on First and Last Adam.

The main thesis of his video is that the Jews are not chosen. In order to demonstrate this he makes a distinction between Israel and Judah with Ephraim being the son of Joseph by an Egyptian wife. The tribe of Ephraim (a grandchild of Jacob) became synecdoche for the ten northern tribes and it is dichotomous to regard Israel as an exclusive term as it sometimes refers to all twelve tribes of Israel including Judah (Gen 49:28, Exod 24:4, Josh 3:12, Ezek 47:13, Luke 22:30) and at other times it refers to Ephraim (as representative of the the ten tribes) with the exclusion of Judah and Benjamin. So it is disingenuous to juxtapose Israel with Judah because Judah is a subset of Israel. It is therefore a flexible term. They are all tribes of Israel because Jacob (renamed Israel) was their father. The ten tribes of Israel were deported in c.700 to Assyria and dispersed and absorbed the remaining two tribes of Israel (called Judah) remained in the land (1Chron 5:26, 2Kgs 15:29, 2Kgs 17:5-6, 2Kgs 17:23, 2Kgs 18:11). The English term Jew is originally derived from the Hebrew term Yehudi (lit. ’of Judah’), which passed into Greek as Ioudaios and into Latin as Iudaeus, in turn evolving into the Old French term giu after the letter “d” was dropped. Here is a good article on “Two house Theology”

In the video Judah is depicted as the villain although Judah did many things wrong he was certainly not the villain in the story of Joseph (read my article on the tribal blessings). It is true that he suggested selling Joseph into slavery but that was because the other brothers wanted to kill Joseph. Judah convinced them to sell Joseph rather than murder him. Moreover, it is obvious he regretted deceiving his father Jacob because he offered himself as hostage (and his own sons) when it came to recovering Benjamin from Egypt. Benjamin was Joseph’s younger brother and the only remaining son of Rachel. This speaks of deep regret because Judah realized that they had robbed their father of his son Joseph (by his favorite wife Rachel) and now Benjamin the last of Rachel’s sons (on whom Jacob/Israel) doted was in danger of being expunged. The fact that Judah a son of Leah was willing to offer himself for Benjamin this half-brother by Rachel because he took pity on his father speaks volumes. It probably explains why the territory of the tribe of Benjamin is up against the territory of Judah in the south and why they are often both referred to as Judah. There was obviously a special bond between Benjamin and Judah that had historical roots. Moreover, the first king chosen by the people was a Benjamite (Saul) who persecuted the king from Judah chosen by God (David). So the history between Benjamin and Judah is complex demonstrating rivalry and competition but also friendship and loyalty. The house of Saul and the house of David end up making an everlasting covenant.

There is much wrong with this video. The Egyptians had hieroglyphs they did not have an alphabet. The Jews were the first to have an alphabet (proto-Siniatic, Paleo-Hebrew) that was also alpha-numerically linked to Gematria. The Phoenicians and Canaanites (related to the northern Kingdom trough the house of Omri) shared the alphabet and it was adopted and refined by the Greeks who also had an alpha-numeric system.

Ephrathite is not Ephraimite

The video makes fundamental exegetical errors and root word fallacy equating Ephrathite with Ephraimite. They are not the same. Rachel died giving birth to Benjamin. Jacob buried her “on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem)” (Genesis 35:19; cf. 48:7). and in Micah 5:2: “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah… demonstrate that Ephrath is a place name (suburb?) closely associated with Bethlehem in the territory of Judah. Moreover there is a woman called Ephrathah who was the second wife of Caleb, son of Hezron, son of Perez, son of Judah. (1 Chron 2:18-19 cf. 1 Chron 2:3-5) It is then likely that she took her name from Ephrath, the place where she was born which is associated with the nearby city of Bethlehem in Judah. When we see people referred to as Ephrathites, it means that they were Judahites from in or near the city of Bethlehem. His argument about the kinsman redeemer (Deut 25:5-6) with reference to Boaz in Ruth is frankly ridiculous as only a blood relative could redeem therefore Elimelech must have been a Judahite and Boaz must have been a Judahite making Obed a descendant of the tribe of Judah not of the tribe of Ephraim. The promise of kingship went through Judah until Shiloh (the messiah) not through Ephraim. Jesus traces his lineage to Abraham through David back to Judah (not to Ephraim).

After having watched the video I have no confidence that his understanding of Daniel or Revelation is any better ( I have more confidence in Adam Green lolz). I suggest that he read my commentary on Daniel and the Apocalypse(Scroll down for Table of contents) . It is just silly to say Jews have no right to call themselves Israel (they are all the sons of Israel) and to say that Israelites became Christians sounds like British Israelitism or Mormoism.  It would have been more fruitful to look at the term “chosen” and examine what it means to be a “kingdom of priests” at which task they utterly failed. It would have been more fruitful to look at the saying of Christ when he declared.. if you were the children of Abraham you would do the works of Abraham (John 8:39). The works of Abraham are works of faith and Israel after the flesh failed. Kinship to the father of faith comes from having the same faith animated by the same works not by blood descent. They are not all Israel which are of Israel. The takeaway is that the Jews are Israelites and they are disobedient.

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Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Are we there yet?   Just waiting for the intermission so that I can nip out for popcorn. Perhaps I should not be joking because people are being literally murdered. Have the “sons of light” prevailed over the “sons of darkness” yet?  Perhaps the “sons of light” need more American bombs.  At this point all you can do is tell the truth and pray for divine intervention. 

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Moses the Egyptian?

Moses the Egyptian?

The Historicity Of Moses And The Exodus | Ralph Ellis (1:30 min)

 

I watched a video by Ralph Ellis on the historicity of Moses in which the hypothesis is advanced that Moses and the Hebrews were not slaves, but a ruling elite of “shepherd” kings expelled from Egypt and that although Moses was a historical character the Biblical account is largely fictious depicting the Hebrews as victims when they were the oppressors. Ellis bases his idiosyncratic theory on the Egyptian historian Manetho and on Josephus and he concludes that the Great Pyramid of Giza was Mount Sinai (lolz).  The only thing missing is Anunnaki and space aliens.  Ellis makes much of the fact that Moses name simply means “son” (Egyptian Meses) and does not refer to a god such as Ramses (son of RA) but why would it?   There is nothing suspicious about shortening the name and dropping any reference to “foreign gods” besides it makes it theologically satisfying because Israel (and Jesus) is referred to as “my son” drawn (Exod 2:10) through the waters (Red Sea/baptism) to become Sons of God (Hos 11:1, Matt 2:15). The tribe of Ephraim was already half Egyptian and Abraham had an Egyptian concubine who conceived Ishmael.  The ties between the Jews and Egypt run deep.

 

These types of videos take advantage of people’s lack of knowledge on what are rather arcane and specialist subjects.  They attempt to discredit Scriptures as completely fabricated and state that Abraham was not real, Moses was not real…Jesus was not real.  Scripture is clever fiction.  The attacks always follow the same patterns.  The city of Nineveh does not exist (oops, we found it buried under sand) the siege of Tyre did not happen (oops, it did), Jericho did not fall (oops it did but the date is wrong) on and on…

 

Manetho is associated with the reign of Ptolemy I Soter c. 300 BC, but this is uncertain and a late primary source for the time of Moses who was at least a millennium earlier. Manetho has been cited as an early example of antisemitism (lolz). Manetho’s history of Egypt, potentially presented as a counter-narrative to the traditional story of Exodus, portrays Jews negatively; Manetho’s depiction of Jews — or Lepers and Shepherds – exudes anti-Jewish themes.  We might ask why the anti-Jewish sentiment and it might have something to do with a playwright (Hollywood producer sic) Ezekiel the Tragedian, who made a play out of the Exodus story around about the same time (300 BC) and translated it into Greek.  Apparently, the Egyptians were rather miffed at having their Pharaoh and their gods portrayed as incompetent.  They did not like having their gods mocked and their suffering praised (who would have thunk it?).  The result was that Yahweh was henceforth portrayed as a god with a donkey head and this carried over to portraying Christ as a crucified donkey.   However, the story is more complex (it always is) because the name Manetho is thought to be derived from Thoth who was the Egyptian god of wisdom etc and who was synthesized with the Greek Hermes Trismegistus to eventually deliver the gnostic belief and it was Moses who defeated the Magicians of Egypt (Jannes and Jambres).  So, at the core of this is the struggle between the occult knowledge (gnosis) of Egypt and the revelation of Yahweh and this Egyptian antagonism against Moses carried over from ridiculing Judaism to ridiculing Christianity (hence the crucified donkey), eventually Gnosticism (developed in Egypt) was expelled from the Christian church.

 

Flavius Josephus  was from priestly and royal descent and essentially, he sold out to the Romans to save his skin.   He is therefore not unbiased (no historian is) and it is interesting that the earliest surviving attestation to Manetho is that of Contra Apionem (“Against Apion”) by Flavius Josephus, nearly four centuries after Aegyptiaca was composed. Even here, it is clear that Josephus did not have the originals and constructed a polemic against Manetho without them. Avaris and Osarseph are both mentioned twice (1.78, 86–87; 238, 250). Apion 1.95–97 is merely a list of kings with no narratives until 1.98, while running across two of Manetho’s dynasties without mention (dynasties eighteen and nineteen).

 

Ralph Ellis makes the point that the Jews wanted to be portrayed as “victims” when they were really rulers who were expelled but that is not the case because the Jewish “elite” and priestly aristocracy vehemently denied that they had ever been slaves – They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” (John 8:33). The irony is that they were under Roman occupation when they spoke these words and the nation had been forged as slaves in Egypt. They wanted to forget their origins because they were a superior nation not slaves to the goy.

 

As to Ellis’s nonsense about the Pyramid being Mt Sinai because the Sinai desert is part of the Sahara Desert, and it was impossible to wander there (forget that the Egyptians had a copper mining operation in Sinai lolz). Moreover, the wandering of the Israelites did not happen in the Sinai Peninsula but the Arabian Peninsula near the land of Midian (where Moses spent time and found a wife) and Mount Sinai is actually Jebel al-Lawz in Arabia or the burnt mountain they are part of the mountains of Midian.    This might explain why there was a Jewish kingdom in Yemen in 5 BC and why Mohamed found so many Jewish tribes in Arabia nearly a thousand years later.   This article discusses the alternative route The Exodus Route restored  and this article   The apostle Paul referred to Mt. Sinai as being in Arabia (Gal 4:25) though there are those who dispute the alternative route but I remain confident that it is correct but there is much to be examined see here: The Exodus & Wilderness Wanderings under Moses 1446-1406 BC   as to the career of Moses before his election there may be some truth to his Conquest of Ethiopia  and it would explain his “black” wife (alongside his Midianite wife).

 

As to Akhenaten. He was a contemporary of King Saul and seems to have been greatly influenced by the Jewish religion and was attracted to its monotheism. It consolidated power under one man and made him the high priest/son of god.

The Armana letters are diplomatic letters between Akhenaten’s court and the kings in the Levant at the time David(Dadua) took Jerusalem. It describes the King Labaya dying in exactly the same fashion as King Saul. This write up in Wikipedia describes the issue better than I can.

“Still others, such as David Rohl, have advocated a totally revised chronology of ancient Israelite and Egyptian history, and instead identify Labaya with Saul, and Mutbaal with Saul’s son Ishbaal. Ish-baal and Mutbaal, whose names have the same meaning, “Man of Baal”, moved their capital to Transjordan after the death of their fathers, whose center of power had been west of the Jordan river. Rohl further identifies Dadua, Ayab and Yishaya, three figures mentioned by Mutbaal in a later Amarna Letter, with King David, his general Joab and David’s father Jesse.”

I have featured David Rohl and his alternative dating schema  here and as to the story of Moses in the basket and Sargon of Akkad see here (scroll down)

Conclusion

There is no reason to discount the historical content of scripture even if it is sacred history.  Moreover, I have demonstrated in previous articles here and here that Scripture contains sacred geometry and mathematics encoded in the language.  Not only that but an awareness of the Precession Cycle can be found in the text.  So inspired scripture was the first to develop and use an alphabet (before Egypt and Phoenicia) the first to encode the alphabet alpha numerically, the first to practice sacred geometry and encode it in language (before the Egyptians and the Greeks) and the first to link it to Cosmogony (the precession cycle).  Not bad for a work of fiction.

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GERD

GERD

Building a huge Dam in Ethiopia which is probably funded by the World Bank.  Do you think that there is something they are not telling us?  Do they know that North Africa is going to turn into a food bowl?  Why do you think they got rid of Qaddafi who wanted a gold Africa coin and was building water infrastructure based on huge aquifers.  Not very smart though building a dam on the African rift.   When it goes (and it will) the dam will cease to exist.

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