Sunday, 16 October 2011

OLD TESTAMENT LIES MAKE MOST CHRISTIANS HATE MUSLIMS, ARABS, ISLAM AND PALESTINIANS!

UNTIL CHRISTIANS REMOVE THE OLD TESTAMENT LIES FROM THEIR HOLY BIBLE, THEY WILL NEVER SHOW ANY LOVE FOR MUSLIMS, ARABS AND PALESTINIANS!

N.B. WITH GREAT CAUTION!

The Enigmatic Mystery Of YHWH !!!

                                                                       
                                        
                                                The Enigmatic Mystery  Of YHWH
Quite often we hear about the concept called MONOTHEISM i.e  There is only one G-D. Among the worlds various religion it is assumed that ISLAM &  CHRISTIANITY  derive its concept of  One G-d from JUDAISM.
Often it is assumed that Judaism is a Monotheistical religious concept  given to Moses on mount Sinai. That it was the same a G-d of Abhram , Issac and Jacob responsible for the propagating this ancient concept of  Belief in One G-d.
It is time now that the mystery which  shrouds this highly mysterious and puzzling figure of  so-called One G-d of Monotheism be fully uncovered once and for all (Read: YHWH)
Who is YHWH ? 
What is the Mystery behind his origin & clues that ancient civilization left behind after their direct first hand encounter to war n the future generations of impending troubles with this chronic Obsesssive compulsive Fiend  ?  Lets embark on the ancient route less travelled and unravel this Single Piece of Most speculated figure of at least 5000 years, Are you ready?

                                                         
1.        Is YHWH really one G-d or Multiple Gods?
In order to systematically unravel things about him we must ascertain the truth about his being. So, is he really one as so-called monotheists  proclaim? Well unfortunately our very Hebrew Bible has a very diametrically opposite view about him. It gives a very  shocking but very interesting details about this term called YHWH.
 It must be noted that to conform with the main stream doctrine of One G-d, English translation of Original Hebrew text  have played a big time  Fraud to fool the world, let find out:
a)
Exodus 33:11 & 33:20

“And the LORD spoke unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he would return into the camp; but his minister Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the Tent.”  

 &

“And He said: 'Thou canst not see My face, for man shall not see Me and live. ”

YHWH-1
 spoke with Moses face to face.

YHWH-2 tells Moses that he would die if he sees him.
Gen 19:24

“Then the LORD caused to rain upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven”

YHWH-1
standing before Sodom and Gomorah brings down fire & brimstone from YHWH-2 who is in Heaven
Exodus 12:23

“For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side-posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.”


YHWH-1 is the destroyer going through Egypt killing the first born .

YHWH-2 protects the houses with the blood sign from destruction by YHWH-1  
Exodus 23:1

“And YHWH said to Moses , go upto YHWH


YHWH-1 is at the bottom of Mountain with Moses and tells him to go up to meet YHWH-2 .

Exodus 33:3 & Deut 23:14

“For I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people; lest I consume thee in the way.”

&

“For YHWH your Elohim walks among your camp.”


YHWH-1 will not go among the camps of Israel on the Road.

YHWH-2 is among the camps of Israel
Exodus 34:5-6
5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.”

&

6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed: 'The LORD, the LORD, God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth”

YHWH-1 proclaims  the name of YHWH-2.
&
YHWH -1 calls out and praises YHWH-2
Exodus 33:19
“And He said: 'I will make all My goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee”

YHWH-1 calls out the name of YHWH-2.
Exodus 6:3
וָאֵרָא, אֶל-אַבְרָהָם אֶל-יִצְחָק וְאֶל-יַעֲקֹב-

-
בְּאֵל שַׁדָּי; וּשְׁמִי יְהוָה, לֹא נוֹדַעְתִּי
לָהֶם.

{
And I appeared to Abhram,
Issac , to Jacob , with the God  Of Shaddai , but by my Title YHWH ,I was not know to  them.}

All translations delibrately ignore Hebrew "B'el-Shaddai" because they know that it accurately translates as "With The G-d Of Shaddai".
Psalm  29:1
“O ye sons of Elim( אֵלִים Dieties), ascribe unto the LORD glory and strength. ”

Elim
is Plural of El more specifically means deities. English translation wrongly translate it as “Mighty”.

Besides all of these , we have Various G-ds  depicted as Patron Gods  Of Their Chosen Cities , typical example of ancient Greco-Roman religious believes . Example:

El Ro’i
God Of Ro’i
Gen 16:13
El Olam
God Of Olam
Gen 21:33
El Rucham
God Of Rucham
Deut 4:31
El Emunah
God Of Emunah
Deut 32:4
El Chai
God Of Chai
Joshua 3:10
El De’ut
God Of De’ut
1 Samuel 2:3
2. The surprising and Stunning Revelation:


                                                                                         

Lets check the Deut 32
8 –“ When the Most High assigned the nations their heritage, when he parceled out the descendants of Adam, He set up the boundaries of the peoples after the number of the sons of  G-d”
9 – “While the LORD'S own portion was Jacob, His hereditary share was Israel.”
Lets check various versions:


Dead Sea Scrolls 4Q
Greek Septuagint {LXX}
Masoratic Text

"When Elyon gave the nations as an inheritance, when he separated the sons of man, he set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the  sons of God .

 For Yahweh's portion was his people; Jacob was the lot of his inheritance".

“When the Most High divided the nations, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the boundaries of the nations according to the number of the  angels of God 

And his people Jacob became the portion of the Lord, Israel was the line of his inheritance”


“When Elyon gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all the sons of man, he set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the   sons of Israel 

For Yahweh's portion was his people, Jacob was the lot of his inheritance”
ü  The oldest form of the text in the Dead Sea Scrolls refers  Yahweh as one of the "sons of God" who received Israel from Elyon.
ü  Its  polythesitic overtones were an embarresment, so they were carefully removed from later renderings. Funny Lol !!!
ü  The Hebrew word ‘Elyon’ is an adjective meaning “higher”.The very fact that the true and eternal God – the God who was before all and anything – is called God Most High – proves that there were and must be other gods who are subordinate to Him. If there were no gods at all then El would simply be called God and not the Most High God. 
ü  Yahweh was not and could not have been the Most High God and the creator of the universe because Israel was his INHERITANCE from the Most High God. El Elyon appointed Yahweh to rule over Israel and the sons of Jacob became Yahweh’s lot. 
It is not the first time that to hide polytheistic origins Hebrew scribers had resorted to altering the original text, lets check another example in verse 43:


Dead Sea Scroll
Masoretic Text

"Rejoice, O heavens, together with him, and bow down to him all you Gods , for he will avenge the blood of his sons, and will render vengeance to his enemies, and will recompense those who hate him, and will atone for the land of his people".


“ "Rejoice, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his enemies, and will atone for the land of his people"


It does not take rocket science to find out that the MT has been tampered with deliberately.

The MT text is poetically defective in terms of parallelism, with a complete bicolon in the second and third clauses (avenge / render vengeance), without an accompanying clause in the first and fourth clauses to complete the two other bicolons (rejoice / ???, ??? / atone).  Unfortunately Hebrew Scribers can’t hide their fraud from me and fool me.
Goddess Ashera


 
3. YHWH & Ancient Canaanite Connection :

So Yahweh is one of the "sons of EL" who received Israel from Elyon as his own "inheritance".  This strange revelation is mind bowling and a mirror image of  astonishing  Canaanite belief in Ugaritic texts that El fathered 70 Sons  through Goddess Asherah , and the number of the nations in Genesis 10 also mysteriously add up to exact 70.Coincidence?
Phoenican kings appear to have names which suggest they may  have worshipped some form of Hebrew God Yahweh. Professor Pritchard on Phoenician kings of Byblos  :
"This inscription records the dedication of a new building, possibly a temple, and is now quite generally dated in the 10th century BC. "
"Building Inscriptions, YEHIMILK OF BYBLOS :
“A house built by Yehimilk, king of Byblos, who also has restored all the ruins of the houses here. May Baalshamem and the Lord of Byblos and the Assembly of the Holy Gods of Byblos prolong the days and years of Yehimilk in Byblos, for (he is) a righteous king and an upright king before the Holy Gods of Byblos !"  ( The Ancient Near East, An Anthology of Texts and Pictures. 1958. Princeton University Press)
Yehimilk

                                                                     
"I am Yehawmilk, king of Byblos, the son of Yehar-ba'l, the grandson of Urimilk, king of Byblos, whom the Mistress, the Lady of Byblos, made king over Byblos...May the Lady of Byblos bless and preserve Yehawmilk, king of Byblos, and prolong his days and years in Byblos, for he is a righteous king...." (pp. 220-221. Pritchard. 1958)
The name Yehaw-milk (alternately rendered Yehi, and perhaps even Yehar ?) may mean "Yehaw is king," perhaps _Yehaw/Yehi_  is but the Phoenician form of Hebrew Yah/Yahweh/Yahu ?
ü  The Phoenicians were famed as builders of the Temple of Solomon, and perhaps they too worshipped Yahweh, but under the name of Yehi-milk (10th century BCE) or Yehaw-milk (5th/4th century BCE) ?

ü  Not only do the Phoenicians have kings bearing Yahweh form names, the Phoenicians also showed  their male and female gods seated on winged sphinx thrones, which have been identified by some scholars as prototypes behind Yahweh's Cherubim throne in the Jerusalem Temple. It should come as no surprise then that if the kings of Byblos bore Yahweh names, and showed their gods seated on Cherubim thrones, that perhaps Phoenicia is one the sources for the Yahweh imagery appearing in the Bible.
In Canaanite myths preserved at Ugarit (13th century BCE) Baal-Hadad fights his brother Yam/Nahar (Sea/River) for dominion of the earth, and Yam is called dotingly, by his father, El, my son YAW! For me,  Yahweh of the Bible and his struggle against Baal (Baal Hadad) is nothing more than the continuation of Late Bronze Age (ca. 1560-1200 BCE) myths of Yaw (Yahweh ?) vs. Baal for supremacy of the earth in Iron Age times (ca. 1200-587 BCE).
Note:- Most of the scholars have been misled by the Bible's false clues that YHWH is "originally" a god of the Sinai, he's really a Canaanite-Phoenician-North Syrian God of Ugarit and Byblos. One sometimes forgets that Yahweh's FIRST APPEARANCE  to Abraham is NOT at Sinai, its at Ur of the Chaldees, where a temple existed, according to Leick, to the Mesopotamian god, Enki/Ea/Ayya, and later at Haran in Northern Syria as well as Damascus.
In Ugaritic myths Bull-El or El dwells in the depths of a mountain, at the source of the double deep (tehom), that is the source of the fresh and salt water oceans.  The Hebrews have drawn from the Ugaritic imagery in associating Yahweh in the opening lines of Genesis with tehom (English: "the deep").
God Baal
                                                                                 
{The Epic of Gilgamesh notes that Baal Hadad (alternately, Adad) is portrayed as a god who dwells with the darkness of a thundercloud, whose thunder is his voice, and whose rains, initiate the Flood which destroys all mankind.  The Bible's portrayal of Yahweh as a god who dwells within the darkness of the thundercloud (Deut 4:11; 5:22, 23) is borrowing imagery from Baal Hadad, who also dwells in a dark thundercloud and whose voice is the thunder. The Bible also relates that Yahweh was called Baal by some Israelites-
Hosea 2:16- "And in that day, says the Lord, you will call me, 'My Husband,' and no longer will you call me, 'My Ba'al.' For I will remove the names of the Ba'als from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more."
4. YHWH and Genesis Connection :
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."(Gen 1:1)
The Hebrew word here translated  is "Elohim”. You can not deny this linguistic fact that  it means plural, and, therefore, means "G-ds." A lot of Jews   claim  “pluralism majestatis” & try to sweep this highly embarrassing question under the carpet. Lets focus on the Hebrew paraphrasing :   “Bere'shit bara Elohim 'et has shamayim ”
God Enki

Some would translate it as: "In the beginning the gods created the heavens and the earth", but this does not fit, since the word “bara” ( Create) is singular. Moreover, the word “Shamay”(heaven) , is also in  plural  “Shamayim”.
                                                                                                   
But the problem has a solution . According to kabbalistic sources, the palabral bere'shit means not only "principle" but also "first", the "original", the first entity that was, the supreme God.  
The little word 'et can also be translated as "with". Now the translation makes much more sense:  "The first created the gods [with] the heavens and the Earth."
Now that perfectly  makes sense if we read it in conjunction with Gen 1:26 :“Let Us Make Man In Our Own Image” . Jews and various other Rabbis have always tried to bruch this huge embarrassment of Gen1:26 by claiming “pluralism majestatis”, when in reality it is not.
Not only that but in Gen 6:2 (Deluge Story)it clearly says “B’nai Elohim” i.e Sons of G-ds saw daughters of Humans. Further confirming that this is not a concept of Monotheistical Diety or lets say One G-d concept . It quite clearly goes on to show that Judaism  itself has Pagan Origins.                 

Important:- Another interesting corollary that follows is that in Gen 1:26-27 it says “ Let us make man in our image, after our likeness ”. Since Jewish G-d is neither male and nor female and is beyond these masculine and feminine principles so essentially he can’t be the creator of Adam and Eve as Jewish G-d is not like Adam and Eve and if so then the G-d who is not like Adam and Eve can’t make this Bogus claim that “let us make Humans after our likeness”. Presence of at least  one female consort or Goddess is quite obvious in this “Let US Create”.
·         "Behold the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil."(Gen 3:22)
         The Enigma of even this mystery gets solved automatically.

Goddess Ashera
                                                         
5. YHWH and His Ashera  :
Prof. Ze’ev Herzog of Tel Aviv University announced  that:
ü  The kingdom of David and Solomon was at best a small tribal monarchy, at worst total myth.
ü  All evidence demonstrates that the Jews did not adopt monotheism until the 7th Century BCE.
ü  In addition, Herzog’s colleague, Israel Finkelstein, claims the Jews were nothing more than nomadic Canaanites who bartered with the city dwellers. 
ü  The team’s studies concluded that Jerusalem did not have any central status until 722 BCE with the destruction of its northern rival Samaria. 
ü  Yahweh had a consort in the form of  Goddess Asherah.
                                                                                                 
Inscriptions, written in Hebrew by official Jewish scribes in the 8
th century BCE, were found in numerous sites all over the land.
Asherah ( Means :"she who walks in the sea") supposedly consort of the supreme god El, was also referred to as Elath (the goddess). According to the Ugarit tradition, whose clay tablets contain the earliest known alphabet, she was consort of El, and mother of 70 gods. She is also associated with Baal and is supposed to have interceded to her husband, the supreme god, on Baal’s behalf, for the building of a palace - in order to grant him equal status with other gods.
And we all know that how miraculously  number of nations also in Gen:10 turned out to be 70 . Well its less of miraculous more plagiaristic in nature as the Hebrew scribers copied the ancient Ugartic – Sumerian &  ancient Mesopotamian myths and amalgamated various G-ds under one heading i.e Elohim . Thereby transferring  all the folk tales and powers and epithets of various Dieties under single Heading ELOHIM(Literally : Plural dieties).
Cause if YHWH’s inheritance is Israel as a Portion ,that means portion of other Gods also will be various other nations !!  That means this ancient myth of El- and his consort is also a fact.
In Israel itself, 7th Century BCE is the period in which the archaeological evidence presented by Herzog suggests the emergence of Jerusalem as a cultural centre occurs. 
By all accounts, it is a cultural centre struggling to find an identity and nationality for itself and, given the discovery of the Jewish texts displaying Yahweh having a consort in the form of Asherah, it is not difficult to piece this jigsaw together. 
In 639BCE, Josiah, king of Judah, is known to have introduced wide-ranging religious reforms and brought additional areas of "Israel" under his control.

It is during this period  of brutal reform by this king Josiah, a wide variety of religious and cultural sources are brought together to form a religious and political unity. 
ü  El's many forms include El-shaddai - Almighty, the Lord of the Mountains; Bethel ‘the house of god’ is mentioned in Jeremiah 48:13 .
ü  El meaning simply ‘god’ is also identifiable with the kind old grandfather god of Canaan, who is horned like the Moon God Sin but expresses also the primal male fertility characteristics of ithyphallic gods Nabu andHermes. As heavenly scribe, these are both also bearers of the covenant.
ü  He had two wives whom he met over the sea, Athirat(Asherah) and Anath
ü  The Elohim included two forms of the Goddess as shown in the blessing of Jacob of the twelve tribes in Gen 49, is as follows:
Even by the god of thy father who shall help thee, and by the Almighty (El -shaddai),who shall bless thee with the blessings of heaven above (Sin: The astral deity),blessings of the deep that lies under (primal chaos Tiamat Leviathan),blessings of the breast and womb (Asherah - the creatrix of living things)prevailing from the everlasting mountains to the eternal hills.”


                                                     
Khirbet El Qom inscription: In the 1960's a series of drawings and inscriptions were found in the tomb located between Hebron and Lachish. Paleography (an art of dating of writings) pointed to the late 8th century.   One inscription was accompanied with a blessing (magical) hand of protection. The blessing was made in the name of YHWH and (his) Asherah.
Kuntillet Ajrud discovery: In 1970's another intriguing discovery was made in east Sinai in a place called Kuntillet Ajrud. Several drawings and inscriptions were found in the ruins of what is often described as an ancient caravanserai (a rest house for caravans), dating around late 9th early 8th century BCE. The writings again mentioned YHWH and (his) Asherah.

One matter is certain: People (associated with royalty) bearing Israelite “YHWH” names are blessing and are being blessed by YHWH and Asherah. In addition, and also interestingly, YHWH is being portrayed not as a universal deity but as localized deity, associated with geographic places and sanctuaries (YHWH of Timna and YHWH of Samaria) .As I also stated in my table above.
ü  The Bible's  own admission that the goddess Asherah was worshiped in Yahweh's Temple in Jerusalem. In the Book of Kings, we're told that a statue of Asherah was housed in the temple and that female temple personnel wove ritual textiles for her."
ü  It was only bloody reform in King Josiah’s era that Asherah as a tree symbol was even said to have been "chopped down”  and burned outside the Temple in acts of certain rulers who were trying to 'purify' the cult, and focus on the worship of a single male god, Yahweh"
ü  In the Book of Kings, we're told that a statue of Asherah was housed in the temple and that female temple personnel wove ritual textiles for her."


Note:-  Interestingly , during the reign of JosiahHilkiah the high priest discovered a "book of the law" in the temple (2 Kings 22:8), lying around, presumably unnoticed until then. Honesty compel us to admit that  he wrote it. Exactly as he wanted Strictly Monotheistic and Male G-d oriented.
ü  There can’t be a lie deception & shameless treachery greater than the above quoted fake admission by our biblical High Priest (Hil-kiah). No Book had ever been placed inside the Ark.
ü  At the dedication of Solomon's temple the ark was opened, but it contained no book. "There was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone, which Moses put there at Horeb." (1 Kings 8:5-9).

Conclusion :- El and Asherah were the original ruling divine couple of the West Semites. After the god YHWH was assimilated  with El, he also “inherited” Asherah as a divine consort and, for period of time.In the process of monotheization of religion different techniques were used thereby various semetic gods and goddess and their epithets got transferred to one god , namely YHWH in his historical evolution

6. Yahweh's Image on a 4th Century BC Persian Coin 
"A coin from Gaza in Southern Philista, fourth century BC, the period of the Jewish subjection to the last of the Persian kings, has the only known representation of this Hebrew deity. The letters YHW are incised just above the hawk(?) which the god holds in his outstretched left hand . He wears a himation, leaving the upper part of the body bare, and sits upon a winged wheel. The right arm is wrapped in his garment." 
                                               -Stephen Herbert LangdonMythology of All Races- Semitic
Of interest is that Ezekiel also suggests that Yahweh's throne possessed some form of locomotion as it flies about in the heavens on four wheels accompanying Cherubim ( Ez 1:16-21; 10:2-19 and Dan 7:9).
In fact the Persian God Ahura Mazda also flies on the Winged Chariot just like YHWH as depicted
by Prophet Ezekiel
Persian God Ahura Mazda
Note:- Have you ever wondered  why is that YHWH of Moses and David era is so Ruthless , Warmongering , Genocidal and Mysogenist? And YHWH from the time of Prophet Jeremiah onwards is so loving and compassionate and also caring?

I means Virtues that are  totally alien to his nature he suddenly possess? The reason for this historical evolution is that in Moses and David era he has the traits of  El- Shaddai (Lit Meaning: God Of Mountains). Now which Sumerian/Mesopotamian G-d is he? He is Sumerian G-d  “ISH-KUR”  who also coincidently also mean G-d of Mountain
. He also has same Anti Babylon and Anti-Egypt attitude and is associated with with Thunder and firestorm just like Biblical YHWH .
                                                                                  
And in the latter period this fictitious G-d has managed to copy the Persian winged Chariot G-d Ahura Mazda’s features and attributes, even as the winged caricature found in Coin is but a foolish copy of Persian Diety, found in 4BCE . Probably when Isrealities were in Persian captivity they liked this diety’s virtues very much and added that. Is it any surprise that the latter YHWH’s tone is some  what sympathetic and loving?




In The Name Humanity !!!
Robert Mascharan 

YHWH: Decoding His Origins & Shocking Revelations About Him!!!





THE TRUE NAME OF GOD

(The "Historical Evolution" of the Hebrew God, variously called Yahweh, Yaw, Yah, Yahu, El or Elohim)
 Yahweh is merely an amalgamation of various and multiple earlier gods and goddesses.  The “Proto-Hebrews having imbued their God with the functions, epithets, symbols and achievements of many other earlier and contemporary gods and goddesses.
It is a scholastically well known  fact that many portions of the Old Testament are dedicated to establishing Yahweh’s superiority over the other Gods.
Contrary to popular belief the Hebrews did not originally have a monotheistic religion. Theirs were the gods and goddesses of the land from which they were native; the hierarchy of gods and goddesses who included Baal, the god of storms, who made the land fertile, and Lotan, the seven-headed dragon, known to Old Testament readers as Leviathan.

Ashera, identical to the Egyptian Isis, There is Yam Nahar, the god of the seas and rivers, and other pantheons and hierarchies of gods and goddesses. A little known fact is that the Hebrews also had twelve main deities and a multitude of minor ones.
 The Bible’s repeated uses of “Pagan” mythologies confirm for us that the Semites believed that other Gods existed.  They simply used the myths of other peoples to argue the superiority of Yahweh.
Strict monotheists would have felt no need to support a monotheistic viewpoint from “pagan mythology”.
In every case where these references are used it is to affirm the triumph of Yahweh over the other “Gods”, the establishment of his rule on earth and his superiority over the other gods.
These features can be found in Sumerian, Akkadian (later Babylonian and Assyrian) and even many Mesoamerican texts.
The accumulation of these legends and stories and their eventual incorporation into a single coherent saga with a definite theological outlook was a product of the astonishingly creative period of literature in the kingdom of Judah in the 7th through 6th century BCE.
The Bible's owes a great indebtedness to the motifs found in the literature of surrounding contemporary and ancient countries.
The literature created by the Sumerians left a deep impression on the Proto-Semites who in turn heavily influenced the Hebrews.  One of the most thrilling aspects of reconstructing and translating Sumerian cuneiform script consists in tracing parallels and resemblances between Sumerian and Biblical literary motifs.


Since the Sumerians preceded and ruled the same lands prior to the rise of the Semitic peoples, there is no doubt that the Sumerians had directly and deeply influenced the “Proto-Semites”, including Abraham(Who belonged to Sumerian city of Ur) and especially the Canaanites and their neighbors, the Assyrians, Babylonians, Hittites, Hurrians, Arameans and Midianites amongst others.
These influences are easily traceable in matters of law, religion and philosophy as well as myths, legends and stories.
This information is not surprising; most scholars have long recognized that along with many other tribal chieftains of the period, Abraham led members of his tribe from the Sumerian city of Ur, west towards the Mediterranean, to the "promised land" of Canaan. With these “Proto-Semitics” came their Gods and Goddesses.
Thanks to the re-discovery in modern times, of considerable portions of Sumerian, Egyptian, Hittite and Hurrian, Ugaritic and many other ancient texts and literature it is now possible to recognize in the Bible many traces of Near and even Far Eastern mythologies.
These “traces” generally appear in three forms:
  • Direct Parallels
  • Allusions
  • Survivals (in figurative expressions)
In all cases they are accommodated to the religion of Israel by boldly transferring to Yahweh the heroic feats of older/other pagan gods.
For example, Sumerian literature contains a number of literary forms and themes found much later in the Bible. 
Some of the more conspicuous themes involve:
Sumerian Noah
  • The creation of the universe
  • The creation of Man
  • The techniques used in creation
  • Paradise (Eden or Dilmun)
  • The withholding of immortality from man
  • The ‘Cain-Abel’ motif
  • The ‘Tower of Babel’ motif
  • The earth and its organization
  • Divine retribution and natural catastrophe
  • The plague
  • The ‘Job’ motif
  • Death and the under world
  • Concerns with law, ethics and morality
  • The flood (the story that has the closest connection with biblical literature.)
Below are just a few parallels to digest (there are many, many more):
The Throne of God
Enki/Ea
Sits upon a throne decorated with pots from which flow two streams of water, indicating he is the source of the earth's streams of freshwater.
Yahweh
Sits upon a throne portrayed as being over a stream of freshwater that leaves the temple in Jerusalem and travels eastward to the Dead Sea, rejuvenating it.
Many similar motifs can be found in:
The “Myth” of Adapa
Food conferring immortality, a god denying man immortality, the acquisition of forbidden knowledge.  
The story of Genesis
Food conferring immortality, God denying man immortality, the acquisition of forbidden knowledge.  
The Tower Of Babel
Enki/Ea
Confounded the language of the people of the earth.
“Enki, the contender...En of cunning, the shrewd one of the land, sage of the gods, gifted in thinking, the En of Eridu, change the speech of their mouths, he having set up contention in it, in the human speech that had been one.”
Yahweh/El
Confounded man's single language because of their hubris in building the Tower of Babel.
The Deluge
Enki/Ea
Warned Ziusudra (or Utnapishtim) of an impending Flood that would destroy the world and all of mankind. Telling him to save himself and the seeds of all living things by building a boat.
Yahweh/El
Warned Noah of an impending Flood that would destroy the world and all of mankind. Telling him to save himself and all the animals by building a boat.
(Later generations embellished this Sumerian myth into a world-encompassing flood.  Archaeologists later found flood deposits at Utnapishtim's city of Shurrupak in Lower Mesopotamian, “the Flood” was determined to have been a flooding of the Euphrates river in the 4th-3rdmillenniums BCE, based on the microscopic analysis of the flood sediments.)


The biblical version of the "Great Flood’s" happy ending is chock full of biblical contradictions. It begins by telling of man's abominations including the corruption of the purity of the "Sons of God".  A decision is reached to have all flesh perish.
Sumerian Ziggurats
The same Deity rushes Noah in 7 days to build an Ark to save the seed of mankind and all living things. Why? Was the Deity's purpose in this to defeat his own plan? When the flood is over and the Ark  when lands,  the deity who is enticed by the smell of roasting meat, forgets his original determination to end all mankind, and even makes a covenant with Noah to never do so again.                     
The nagging contradictions can easily be placed to rest if one considers the fact that the bible’s version is an edited version of the original Sumerian account.  As in many other instances, the edited "monotheistic" Bible has compressed into one deity the roles played by one or more other gods who did not always act in accord.
From the Sumerian version, Enki who disagreed with his brother Enlil’s command to destroy all humans & found a way to warn Utnapistim/Ziusudra(Noah Of Bible):
'Man of Shuruppak, son of Ubar-tutu: Tear down thy house, build a ship! Give up possessions, seek thou life! Foreswear belongings, keep soul alive! Aboard ship take thou the seed of all living things; That ship thou shalt build - Her dimensions shall be to measure…
From the Bible, God determined to end all mankind then gives a reprieve and warns Noah.
Genesis 6:14 Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.
Genesis 6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.
After the flood, Utnapishtim/Ziusudra(Noah) built an altar and offered a sacrifice.
From the Enuma Elish;
'the gods smelled the savor, the gods smelled the sweet savor the gods crowded like flies about a sacrificer'
From the Bible;
Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
There are a lot of gods that seem to like the smell of meat being cooked, including the Bible’s pure-energy, non-physical creator god who should not be interested in smells. Obviously this quote is taken from the older source, where the older gods are changed into Yahweh.

At first when Enlil discovered Enki's ploy of saving the Human he was furious.  He soon relented after realizing that all livestock and produce had been destroyed in the flood and that Enki's forethought had also prevented a disaster for the Anunnaki.  Enlil was very forgiving after hunger set in and he partook of the burnt sacrifices offered by Utnapishtim/Zuisudra/Noah.
A pledge was then made to the Adamu by the Elohim as also by Yahweh to Noah, that never again would the Elohim order their destruction.
ENKI
The Name of God
Moses then said to God, `Look, if I go to the Israelites and say to them, “The god of your ancestors has sent me to you,” and they say to me, “What is his name?” what am I to tell them?
God said to Moses, `I am who I am’. Exodus 3:13-14

As we have learned, Enki (`Lord of the Earth’) was called Ea in Akkadian (East Semitic) – that is to say in the Babylonian tradition. Scholars have determined that Ea was vocalized as ‘Eya’. So, when Moses stood before the burning bush and asked the name of the god of the mountain, did “God” really reply `I am who I am’ (Heb. Eyah asher eyah)? This puzzling phrase has long perplexed many theologians here is our simple explanation.

The voice of God simply replied `Eyah asher Eyah’ - `I am (the one) who is called Eyah’ – the name of Ea in its West Semitic (Hebrew) form.  
Some Scholars have simply failed to recognize (most often those with strong theological ties) that this is another of those characteristic puns in which the Old Testament abounds. `I am (Eyah) he who is called (asher) Ea (Eyah)’ is a classic biblical play on words.
ENLIL
 It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the above statement makes no sense.  The words properly translated are `Eyah has sent me to you’.
Still if you people think that it’s a far- fetched idea Im going to provide you all with further detail that will shed light on God’s  non-God nature :
 
CASE 1} Genesis 18:-
1 And the LORD appeared unto him by the terebinths of Mamre, as Abraham sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 
2 and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood over against him; and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed down to the earth,(Notice how God has been divided into three suddenly)
3 and said: 'My lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant.
Beef Curry For Gods{Elohims}
4 Let now a little water be fetched, and wash your feet, and recline yourselves under the tree.
5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and stay ye your heart; after that ye shall pass on; forasmuch as ye are come to your servant.' And they said: 'So do, as thou hast said.'
6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said: 'Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.'
7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto the servant; and he hastened to dress it.( Abrahm seems to know a lot about the Diet of So called three Gods)
And he took curd, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.(I did not knew that So-called Gods eat their own created objects similar to humans like  Beef –meat & morsel of bread. It seems to me that it was a hell lot party time with the Old man called Abraham).
Three Gods  Enjoying Themsleves
At The Eating Joint Of Abraham's Tent
20 And the LORD said: 'Verily, the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and, verily, their sin is exceeding grievous.  

21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto Me; and if not, I will know.'(Omniscient God does’nt possess knowledge of ordinary humans so like a Field Officer or FBI Agent he goes to the Crime scene to verify data, while other two have already left after their belly full of tight meal and heavy dose of beef curry!!)
23 And Abraham drew near, and said: 'Wilt Thou indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked?(When Moses the most faithful servant of YHWH wanted to see God he could only managed to see the Back of YHWH after a lot of persuation, because God says that no men can see my face and live. But Abraham seems to not just see YHWH but also made a happy lunch party with YHWH! Yupiee!!! )
CASE B} Genesis 32:-
25 And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
 26 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was strained, as he wrestled with him. 
27 And he said: 'Let me go, for the day breaketh.' And he said: 'I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.' 
28 And he said unto him: 'What is thy name?' And he said: 'Jacob.' 
29 And he said: 'Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.' {Notice how an ordinary mortal like Jacob fights with Omnipotent &formless YHWH and win .Actually defeated YHWH in WWE Championship in Hot Desert. This defeated YHWH has to resort to foul practices to win &prevail over Ordinary Human.}
30 And Jacob asked him, and said: 'Tell me, I pray thee, thy name.' And he said: 'Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name?' And he blessed him there.(Defeated YHWH is ashamed to even utter his name as it is so embarrassing ,he simply refuse to reveal his Identity like a stubborn Kid who has been bullied. ) 
31 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: 'for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.{Again ,Clear gross violation of  Exodus 33revelation that” no man see me and live }
Case C} Book of Jasher:-
Book of Jasher is a fully authentic book. And it  is an undeniable fact that it even finds mentions in Bible:-
Book Of Jasher
                                                                          
"Is not this written in the Book of Jasher?" Joshua 10:13.
"Behold, it is written in the Book of Jasher" 2 Samuel 1:18.
But why it is so important? Because it substantiate and verify two things:
A} YHWH is not the only God
B} That there were other Gods also as pointed out even in Ancient Sumerian Tablets. Let’s see what evidence we have with this Book:
“And Abram said unto himself 'Surely these are not gods (Enki and Enlil) that made the earth and all mankind, but these are the servants of Yahweh”{Book of Jasher Chapter IX: 19}.
A lot of Dumb Christians  say that they must be WATCHERS(The fallen one) marrying with Human Daughter. But its not possible as Bible mentions that “ And Sons Of God saw the Daughter of  Humans” .  Notice that a clear cut distinction is made between Lineage of GOD and that of  HUMANS.  Also nowhere in whole Bible Angels are called as Sons of GOD.  Jesus openly said Angels Don’t marry. No Angel has any Reproduction power let alone fallen angels. Its just a Lie and fabrication by Missioneries to fool Gullible and Innocent people.
But Problem does’nt end in that much alone. More trouble awaits, lets see how:
Ancient Hebrew while mentioning above Genesis Account uses the word B`nai  Elohim.
1.      B`nai = “Children Of”
2.      
3.      Elohim = Plural God{Yes, its true.} The Hebrew word “ELOHIM” means Plural GODS ; and Singular for “ELOHIM” is “ELOAH” or “El”.
4.      YHWH = Is the Child Of  ELOHIM(Plural “God”)
5.      Gospel Of John says Jesus was the only Begotten son of YHWH. A clear cut violation of what Genesis teaches about Sons of ELOHIM.
6.      Book Of Job Chapter 1:6 admits that and says “There was a day when SONS of GOD came to Present themselves before Lord…”   
The Sumerian influence is still felt today in language and their original stories all over the Bible. Example:-
·         Heaven, sky, star is An, Anu, the city know as Heliopolis in Egypt used the The chief worship site of the god "Ra".
IS-RA-EL   - says “RA” is god - [EL - means 'god'] - RA is another name for Marduk ,the Sumerian GOD.
·          Both Marduk and YHWH held the Sinai Peninsula to be an important location
·         Marduk arrived in Harran in 2048 BCE - Abram was told to leave Harran in 2048 BCE.
·         Both claimed supremacy of the 'Four quarters of the Earth'.
·         Both claimed that the god of Babylon was their enemy
·         RA and YHWH both had Temples built; both had a special shrine to house a coveted instrument [the Ben-Ben & the Ark of Covenant]
·         RA's kingdom was divided into two sections for [Osiris & Seth] - the north and the south kingdoms – the same with Israel also.
Marduk 
·         A six-point star symbolized Nibiru and Marduk – same as the Jews - and perhaps King David - the star means 'god' status.  
·         The tribes of Israel were once Egyptian citizens, under Moses' command - they left Egypt when Marduk left - 1433 BCE. The original 'thirteen' colonies of the USA were identified with Egyptian symbolism.
·          Both gods begin their rule at the start of the age of Aries [2048 BCE][Note: planetary ruler of Aries is the planet, Mars = Marduk] Mars is a war-like planet.
·          Both gods portray Mars characteristics [warriors, aggressiveness, ambition, dominating, conquests, leaders, weapons, destruction].
·         Both gods claimed to be the destroyers of cities such as Sodom and Gomorrah.
·         The number 50 was important to both gods - Marduk was given the status of 50, YHWH the 50 year Jubilee.
                                               
·         Both were unseen gods - Marduk was in exile, YHWH's elusiveness and hiding in the cave where he first met Moses was for unknown reasons.
 There are more similarities between YHWH and Paganism, Lets see how:-
1.       Adamu and Adapa are Sumerian names and characters, the original form of the name Adam from the Bible.
2.      Dumuzi - Sumerian god, used for name of Hebrew month as Tammuz. Crying for Tammuz is mentioned in Bible, Ezekiel 8:12 (about the same time as the Babylonian exile). They were not crying for the name of a month. They were crying in remembrance of Dumuzi the husband of Inanna who was killed and not able to be revived.

3.      The Sumerian god Utu (meaning the [visible] sun) is the same as Shamash in Akkadian; he used the celestial symbol of the solar disk as his representation. The god name Shamash is the same as the Hebrew word for the sun, Shemesh. Imagine that, the word for sun is the same as the god who used the symbol of the sun. 
4.      Also months like “Nisan” from “Nisanu” &Tishrei” from “Tashritu”.
5.      When the Jews came back to Israel from the exile in Babylon (about 520 BCE), they had picked up the Babylonian names of the months of the year. They still use those names today even though the older Bible from the desert with Moses has numbered months, this all changed in a time span of 70 - 72 years of exile. The original names of the months are listed with the holidays that went with them in Numbers 28:16-39, an example is the first month, or the seventh month, that is how Yahweh and Moses labeled the months of the calendar.

Who is “YHWH“: A Critical Understanding Of  This Enigmatic Diety

                                                     
Exodus 4:24-26 :”At a lodging place on the way, the LORD met Moses and was about to kill him. But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it. "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me," she said. So the LORD let him alone.”
After God picks Moses  & he suddenly decides to kill him.Why? What was the Moses’s sin . Nothing, but Moses' wife seizes her son, mutilates the innocent boy's penis with a flint knife, and puts the bloody piece of shorn-away flesh on Moses' feet, presumably while the child is still screaming in agony. This pleases God for some incomprehensible reason, so he lets Moses live.
A big question that needs to be asked is Who is YHWH ? And if he is really a GOD as Jews and Christians & Muslims  project him to be , then why he behaves like a Demon let loose from the  deepest core of  Hades and Hell? Could it be that YHWH is not the God the way Judo-Christians –Islamic teachings are all time projecting him to be in a highly organized and Propagandist style?  What kind of infinite and Eternal God who creates Billions and Billions of Galaxies and infinite stars and sustains gazillions and gazillions of cells of Body and pulsating them with mysterious lifeforce could behave like a Megalonamic like this? No God can have fetish for Blood and obsession for the Smell of Roasted Meat .
People have you ever seen horror movies like HOSTEL or SAW or TEXAS  CHAIN MESSACRE where a helpless victim is lured into the trap and once into it ,a monsterous and deviant Doctor or a man bindes the victim and without feels an iota of pain starts tearing apart each and every part of the Body while the helpless victim is crying in agony and pain and begging for help. Have you seen such movies? I m sure you must have!!
In fact Bible do mention once a faint but shocking revelation that he is not a God but a SATAN. Lets see how:
 2 Samuel 24:1 “Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go and take a census of Israel and Judah."
1 Cronicles 21:1”And Satan stood against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel 
In short , we find the mention of same event in both ,but in 2 Samuel it is YHWH &  in 1 Chronicles it is SATAN. Identities have been switched with ease .Do we need any more proof? No God can say as YHWH says in Exodus “ I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen." Are’nt Egyptians equally his own Children? Why a God has to behave like a power hunger and Attention obsessed maniac? Whats this obsession about defeating his own creatures and taking side of one ?
This Monster called YHWH deliberately hardens some ones  hearts to seek Pomp & Glory  and project himself as Almighty God falsely . Unethical God means SATAN. Israel  in Jungle with Moses were not Complaining and crying to go back to Egypt like that only. They were living with this really nefarious and diabolic Diety whom they did not even knew. Constantly all the Time , to live in fear and burderened by stupid and nasty Laws fashioned by this volatile & demonic Diety. They were really afraid and worried about the future of their Children .
YHWH & Sarah(Abraham’s Wife): A Story Of Love,Lust & Jeleaousy Never told Before!!
NOTE: Below article is  indeed shocking . Reader‘s  discrimination is a must.
Genesis 18:10 וַיֹּאמֶר, שׁוֹב אָשׁוּב אֵלֶיךָ כָּעֵת
חַיָּה, וְהִנֵּה-בֵן, לְשָׂרָה אִשְׁתֶּךָ; וְשָׂרָה
Abraham's Wife Sarah
שֹׁמַעַת פֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל, וְהוּא אַחֲרָיו.
And He (YHWH) said: 'I will certainly return unto thee when the season cometh round; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son.' And Sarah heard in the tent door, which was behind him.—“. One simple question to all of you , WHY? He is an infinite and Eternal GOD filling whole Earth and Heaven  , so why is YHWH has to return? And Return from Where? Is he an Army personnel posted in Mexico border ? Is he a Marine posted in Middle-East missing his Girl friend?
Folks, Im going to increase the intensity much more , and increase the heat, let’s all focus: “WHY YHWH has to  give a personal visitation to Sarah for her to become Pregnant?
Rachael was Barren and she prayed and she got Pregnant and many others women also in Bible were barren and like that they became pregnant . But  for Sarah, an exception has been made. Scriptures openly admit and tell  the truth when they say YHWH gave a personal visit inside the Tent of Sarah in right season when he returned from some mysterious & murky business .
 Our Hypothesis is further substantiated when we read that Sarah ,the wife of Abraham the Patriach, was subjected to strange situation where her Husband Abraham , deliberately acted as a pimp & tired to let her being ravished by Foreign Rulers who lusted after Sarah.
This situation happened twice where Abraham (Father Of Blessings to Nations) gave consent to her s0 called-beloved wife Sarah being molested by lustful Rulers , once when   Sarah was Barren and latter  after she gave birth to Isaac. And Each time YHWH intervens and threatens Those lusty Rulers with Dire consequences. Yet, when the same thing repeats in the Life of Isaac where he acts as Pimp and go easy on her Beautiful wife being Ravished, YHWH is nowhere in sight. It seems that he does’nt even care  about young Rebekah as he care about a 90 years old Woman(Sarah). Why?
Ever wondered why YHWH says all the time that he is a “Jealous GOD”. Surely if every Jeleaousy has a reason then what could  that be in case of YHWH? Christians apologists says its God not wanting to share his Glory with other Gods or man Made Idols. On two counts we can refute that:
1)      IF he does’t wanna share his Glory with Idols & other Gods then why  remain obsessed with ISRAEL ONLY? Are not other nations equally worthy of Revelation Of  YHWH? After all If  we believe Bible than God alone has created Eqypt, American, China, Lebanon etc. he should abolish Idolatery in whole Earth.
2)     In one of  the cases above when Abraham the Patriach  was acting as a Pimp for his Wife of 90 years , YHWH gives a Strange threatening  to AbimeleckAbhram is a Prophet  ” & “ I kept you from sinning against me”.
No Wonder Why YHWH Returned
In Due Season For Her
No, Abraham was not a Prophet, by the way what were the Prophecies of Abraham? Nothing. He was a Oracle reader in Ancient Sumerian Temples and YHWH takes that Identity  to threaten Abimelech , Seriously Funny. Also why YHWH says that he kept Abimelech from Sinning Against HIM{YHWH}and not Against Abraham? In the Book of Enoch , Noah was also born with significantly different features than those of Adamite family which made his father quite suspicious about Noah’s origins. Sumerian hero of the Deluge was a demigod, was the biblical Noah a demigod ?Indeed it is not a surprise that Noah alone was considered worthy to be preserved from the Deluge while all other humans were consigned to die by deluge catastrophe .To say that YHWH never copulated with Human Females is stupid because YHWH may himself  be one of Be’nai Elohim(Child of Plural Gods).
Infact , Sarah was very- very serious while keeping the name of Child as Isaac (Lit Meaning: Laughter) and uttering this enigmatic verses: 'God hath made laughter for me; every one that hea
God's Personal Visitation To Sarah
reth will laugh on account of me.' No Mom will ever keep the name of their Child as Laughter stock specially if that child is very precious and took birth after such a long time.
She chose that name laughter(Isaac) because what Abraham could not do in his youthful years inspite of Sarah being very Gorgeous YHWH did in just one Go , in just a single Visitation. That’s All it took .
Now you will understand why YHWH  is so Jeleaous about ISRAEL. RA means MARDUK and Isaac was not the Product of Abraham screwing sarah(Which he had done a hell lot of times already) but  YHWH having Sex with Sarah. That’s why YHWH  was so obsessed with Israel only. Infact whole Old Testament is just Jew focused book. It has nothing to do with people of others races  or humanity general.

Conclusion:- YHWH is a highly nefarious and Diabolic desert roaming Diety that caught hold of  Abraham because of his Beautiful Wife Sarah.  Bible only teaches us that “By Their Fruits ye Shall know them “. If its true than why Christians are so lazy in criticizing this Diabolic Entity? Why have Christians managed to suspend their their critical thinking facilities and call him  God the Father?  Why they want to patronize this Blood Obsessed YHWH when he never ever took even a single concrete step towards betterment of Humanity or to reveal himself  to  the world ?

Stories of Evil entities  temporarily materializing and using humans to satisfy their lust is very common in occult. Indeed that’s why all the time blood and  meat is used to appease such demonic forces to fulfill wishes. In fact American would be very much aware about Jersey  Devil Story. Infact, it is nothing new neither it is strange to copulate with such lower  beings who need blood and sacrifice and meat to be pleased. In occult there are literally thousands and thousands of such bizarre rituals available to temporary open dimensional portals  to manifest them physically. Eventually  such people pay heavy price . Monotheism is not about Fierce loyalty to one God. As per South East Asian concepts is a heightened state of consciousness where you go beyond the name,form,time, space and merge with the Infinite. Experiencing such tangible perception one eventually realize this world to be a mere Dream(Not Before that) and leads a life where currents of the worldly events and its after effects creats  no impression and modification in Human Mind and one gets linked to that infinite Mind.
Monotheism: As Per South East Asia
 Obviously, no such phenomenon exists in Middle eastern countries and their So- called Monotheism .









Warrior Prophet: Moses or Muhammad?

Posted on 06 March 2011 by Danios
This article is part 1 of LoonWatch’s Understanding Jihad Series.

The video of anti-Muslim bigots jeering at mosque-goers in Orange County has now gone viral.  Amongst those who sponsored the hateful event were two extremist Zionist Jews, namely Pamela Geller and Rabbi David Eliezrie.  It was also sponsored by ACT! for America, a fervently pro-Israeli group with heavy Christian Zionist overtones.  The link between Zionism and Islamophobia is well-established.
As can be seen from the video, one of the principal ways these “Israeli-firsters”  try to hurt Muslims is by insulting Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.  In particular, they criticize Muhammad as being warlike and violent.  The fact that their religious founder was belligerent explains why Muslims today are, or so the argument goes.
Yet, Moses–the prophet of Judaism and the principal figure of the religion–was far more warlike and violent than Muhammad.  We know this from the Hebrew Bible, which is considered Judaism’s most sacred scripture and respected by Christians as the Old Testament.  (The Biblical verses we will examine will also show us why the Bible is far more violent than the Quran.)  Could the violent nature of Moses explain the belligerence of the modern day state of Israel and its supporters?
According to the Bible, a Jewish prophet by the name of Moses arose in Egypt.  He liberated his people from bondage, and together they fled Egypt to the “promised land.”  The promised land was a place called Canaan (Palestine). This journey from Egypt to Canaan was known as the Exodus.
It might help to glance at a map:

So the Hebrews fled Egypt and traveled to Canaan.
But they hit a small snag. There were already people living in Canaan. These natives are referred to in the Bible as “The Seven Nations.” (Not to be a stickler, but there were actually more than seven nations.) Here is what the tribes looked like before the Israelites arrived:

To resolve this dilemma, God ordered the Israelites to exterminate all the inhabitants of Canaan (men, women, and children) and to take their land. The God of the Bible commanded Moses and his followers:
Deuteronomy 20:17 You must utterly destroy the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, just as the LORD your God has commanded you.
The God of the Bible threatened the people of Palestine/Canaan with catastrophe (nakba):
Exodus 15:14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestine.
15: 15 Then, the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the might men of Moab, trembling shall take hold on them, all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
15:16 Terror and dread shall fall on them; by the greatness of your arm they shall be as still as a stone; till your people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which you have purchased.
15:17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance.
In other words, God “purchased” the land that the natives lived on, and He would give it as “inheritance” to the Israelite conquerors. It should be clear that the words “all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away” refers to genocide, a point which we will subsequently be made clearer.
The Aradites were one group of peoples that inhabited Canaan, the land which the God of Israel had promised the Israelites. The Israelites marched towards them:
Numbers 33:40 At that time the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev in the land of Canaan, heard that the people of Israel were approaching his land.
One Biblical commentary explains that the Aradite king “heard of the coming of the children of Israel, towards the land of Canaan, in order to possess it, and he came out and fought with them.” The king had some initial success:
21:1 He attacked the Israelites and captured some of them.
Ancient Israel responded with even more brutality than the modern day state of Israel does:
21:2 Then Israel made this vow to the LORD: “If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities.”
21:3 The LORD heard the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites; then they utterly destroyed them and their cities. Thus the name of the place was called Hormah [Utter Destruction].
The word Hormah literally translates to “Ban”, because it means that there is a ban on all living things. As we shall see, the Israelites slaughtered men, women, children, cattle, sheep, donkeys, and anything that breathed. The word “Hormah” is often translated by Biblical commentators as “Utter Destruction.”
After annihilating the Aradites, Moses and the Israelites then turned their attention to the Amorites. The God of the Bible commanded the faithful to conquer the Amorite land of Heshbon:
Deuteronomy 2:24 Then the LORD said, “Now get moving! Cross the Arnon Gorge. Look, I will hand over to you Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and I will give you his land. Attack him and begin to occupy the land.
2:25 This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you.”
The Israelites requested King Sihon to pass through his land. Sihon naturally refused, as he had heard reports of what the Israelites had done to his neighbors. When Sihon refused the request, the order was given to attack him:
2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon refused to let us pass through. For the Lord your God had made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate in order to give him into your hands, as he has now done.
2:31 The Lord said to me, “See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his country over to you. Now begin to conquer and possess his land.”
Of course, every nation-state has a right to deny entry of foreigners into its territory. If, for example, the Iranian army requested permission to pass through Israel, would Iran have justification to attack Israel if the request was refused? King Sihon’s denial of the request is all the more reasonable when we consider that (1) the king knew that the Israelites were bent on conquering his land, and (2) the peoples of that region had “hear[d] reports of you [Israelites]” that made them “tremble and be in anguish.”
In any case, after furnishing themselves with a moral justification to invade Heshbon, Moses and the Israelites proceeded to kill the king of Heshbon and all his people:
2:33 The Lord our God delivered him over to us and we struck him down, together with his sons and his whole army.
2:34 At that time we took all his cities and completely destroyed them—men, women and children. We left no survivors.
2:35 But the livestock and the plunder from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.
Multiple cities and their populations were completely annihilated:
2:36 From Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the city in the gorge, even as far as Gilead, not one city was too strong for us. The Lord our God gave us all of them.
King Sihon and his people, the Amorites of Heshbon, were ethnically cleansed. The Israelites then moved on to King Og and his people, the Amorites of Bashan. The God of the Bible commanded the Israelites to “do to him what you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites”, i.e. annihilate them:
Numbers 21:34 The LORD said to Moses, “Do not be afraid of Og, for I have handed him over to you, with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites who reigned in Heshbon.”
21:35 So they killed him and his sons and all his people, until there was none left to him alive, and they possessed his land.
Moses and the Israelites then massacred the inhabitants of sixty different cities:
Deuteronomy 3:3 So the Lord our God also gave into our hands Og king of Bashan and all his army. We struck them down, leaving no survivors.
3:4 At that time we took all his cities. There was not one of the sixty cities that we did not take from them—the whole region of Argob, Og’s kingdom in Bashan.
3:5 All these cities were fortified with high walls and with gates and bars, and there were also a great many unwalled villages.
3:6 We completely destroyed them, as we had done with Sihon king of Heshbon, destroying every city—men, women and children.
3:7 But all the livestock and the plunder from their cities we carried off for ourselves.
In fact, the Bible repeatedly sanctions the genocide of natives:
20:16 In the cities of the nations the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes.
20:17 You must utterly destroy the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, just as the LORD your God has commanded you.
The next verse explains why “you must utterly destroy” them:
20:18 Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshiping their gods, and you will sin against the Lord your God.
The Bible advocates genocide of the adherents of other religions, due to the fear that the believers may convert. This becomes very clear when we consider the way Moses and the God of the Bible deal with the Mobaites and Midianites. Some women from the Moabites and Midianites partook in consensual sexual relations with Israelite men. After cohabitating with idolatrous women, the Israelite men were affected by the Moabite and Midianite religion and culture. Eventually, these men started worshiping Ba’al Pe’or, the local god of the Moabites and Midianites. This earned the Israelites the wrath of God:
Numbers 25:1 While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women,
25:2 who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate and bowed down before these gods.
25:3 So Israel joined in worshiping the Baal of Peor. And the Lord’s anger burned against them.
God then sent a plague down upon the people of Israel, which was only lifted after one of the Israelites murdered a Midianite woman:
25:6 Then an Israelite man brought to his family a Midianite woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
25:7 When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear in his hand
25:8 and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear through both of them—through the Israelite and into the woman’s body. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped;
25:9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.
25:10 The Lord said to Moses,
25:11 “Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites; for he was as zealous as I am for my honor among them, so that in my zeal I did not put an end to them.
25:12 Therefore tell him I am making my covenant of peace with him.
25:13 He and his descendants will have a covenant of a lasting priesthood, because he was zealous for the honor of his God and made atonement for the Israelites.”
In verse 25:15, we learn that Cozbi was the name of the Midianite woman who was murdered. This “honor killing” placated God’s anger, and God blessed the killer and his descendants with “a covenant of lasting priesthood.” God did, however, command Moses and the Israelites to massacre the Midianites:
25:16 The Lord said to Moses,
25:17 “Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them,
25:18 because they treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the affair of Peor and their sister Cozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of Peor.”
The above verse makes it clear why God commanded Moses and the Israelites to kill the Midianites: because of the “affair of Peor” (i.e. the idolatrous women having consensual sexual relations with the Israelite men and the subsequent idol worship) and Cozbi (the woman who had sexual relations with an Israelite man).
And so God commanded Moses to attack the Midianites:
31:1 The Lord said to Moses,
31:2 “Avenge the people of Israel of the Midianites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.”
31:3 So Moses said to the people, “Arm some of your men to go to war against the Midianites and to carry out the Lord’s vengeance on them.
31:4 Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel.”
And:
31:7 They fought against Midian, as the Lord commanded Moses, and killed every man.
31:8 Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba—the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.
31:9 The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder.
31:10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps.
31:11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals,
31:12 and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest…
The Jewish followers of Moses killed every man, and took the women and children as slaves. They then returned to Moses, but he became upset at them for not killing the women and children as well. Only the young virgins fit to be sex slaves were to be kept alive:
31: 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army—the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds—who returned from the battle.
31:15 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them.
31:16 “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and were the means of turning the Israelites away from the Lord in what happened at Peor, so that a plague struck the Lord’s people.
31:17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man,
31:18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
Then God discusses how to divide up the spoils of war:
31:25 The Lord said to Moses,
31:26: “You and Eleazar the priest and the family heads of the community are to count all the people and animals that were captured.
31:27 Divide the spoils between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest of the community.
31:28 From the soldiers who fought in the battle, set apart as tribute for the Lord one out of every five hundred, whether persons, cattle, donkeys, sheep or goats.”
This last verse seems to justify human sacrifices to God “as tribute for the Lord.” The next few verses bear this out:
31:32 The plunder remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep,
31:33 72,000 cattle,
31:34 61,000 donkeys
31:35 and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
31:36 The half share of those who fought in the battle was: 337,500 sheep,
31:37 of which the tribute for the Lord was 675;
31:38 36,000 cattle, of which the tribute for the Lord was 72;
31:39 30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the Lord was 61;
31:40 16,000 people, of which the tribute for the Lord was 32.
As for the Moabites, they avoided the wrath of Israel for a short period of time before they were ultimately decimated. That task was carried out by David, one of Moses’ divinely chosen successors (and a prophet of Judaism in his own right). The faithful massacred two-thirds of the Moabites and took the remaining one-third as dhimmis perpetual serfs:
2 Samuel 8:2 David also conquered the land of Moab. He made the people lie down on the ground in a row, and he measured them off in groups with a length of rope. He measured off two groups to be executed for every one group to be spared. The Moabites who were spared became David’s subjects and paid him tribute money.
Some Biblical commentaries argue that two-thirds of the Moabite population was slaughtered while others argue that only the soldiers were. In any case, the Moabites were subjected to dhimmitude perpetual serfdom and were forced to pay jizya tribute. But eventually the Moabites revolted against this tributary tax:
2 Kings 3:4 King Mesha of Moab was a sheep breeder. He used to pay the king of Israel an annual tribute of 100,000 lambs and the wool of 100,000 rams.
3:5 But after Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.
The Israelites, with the blessing of Elisha (another Jewish prophet), mobilized three large armies to stamp out the rebellion. The people of Moab attempted to defend themselves:
3:21 Now all the Moabites had heard that the three armies had come to fight against them; so every man, young and old, who could bear arms was called up and stationed on the border.
The Moabites were vanquished and slaughtered:
3:24 The Israelites invaded the land and slaughtered the Moabites.
3:25 They destroyed the towns, and each man threw a stone on every good field until it was covered. They stopped up all the springs and cut down every good tree. Only [the fortress of] Kir Hareseth was left with its stones in place, but men armed with slings surrounded it and attacked it as well.
The Israelites then called off the siege with the result that a few Moabites survived. The Moabites were finally destroyed altogether in 2 Chronicles 20, although the actual narration is a bit difficult to follow.
The Biblical Moses was thus responsible for the massacre and genocide of several populations. These included the people of Arad, Heshbon (and her surrounding cities), Bashan (including at least sixty cities), and the Midianites. Before he passed away, Moses was very disappointed that he couldn’t complete the ethnic cleansing of the land. He wanted to take part in the genocide of those living past the Jordan:
3:23 At that time I [Moses] pleaded with the Lord:
3:24 “O Sovereign Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do?
3:25 Let me go over and see the good land beyond the Jordan—that fine hill country and Lebanon.”
God rejected Moses’ plea and declared:
3:28 “But commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see.”
And so, the job of genocide was divinely passed on from Moses to his successor, Joshua.
Addendum I:
The wars of Muhammad will be addressed in a subsequent part of the Understanding Jihad Series, which will directly refute chapter 1 (Muhammad: Prophet of War) of Robert Spencer’s book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades).
However, it would be helpful to point out the most striking difference between Moses and Muhammad in this regard. Moses targeted and killed civilians–women, children, babies, and the infirm elderly.  Moses ordered his soldiers: “Kill all the boys[,] and kill every woman” (Numbers 31:17), an order which is an oft-repeated imperative in the Bible.  Meanwhile, Muhammad explicitly forbade targeting civilians on numerous occasions, saying:  “Do not kill an infirm old man, an infant, a child, or a woman.” (Sunan Abu Dawood, book 14, #2608)
Addendum II:
It could be argued that the life and wars of Moses are of questionable historicity, and that secular scholarship would doubt the accuracy of Jewish scriptural sources.  Yet, this argument is nullified by the fact that the life and wars of Muhammad are similarly subject to questionable historicity.  The primary sources of Muhammad’s life and wars come almost exclusively from the Islamic scriptural sources and tradition, namely “(1) casual allusions in the Qur’an and (2) oral traditions”.  More neutral non-Muslim sources from the seventh century are scant, and at most confirm the existence of Muhammad and very basic data.  Writes Professor Solomon Alexander Nigosian on p.6 of Islam: Its History, Teaching, and Practices:
The attempt to separate the historical from the unhistorical elements in the available sources has yielded few, if any, positive results regarding the figure of Muhammad or the role he played in Islam. The predicament faced by modern scholars is perhaps best stated by Harald Motzki:
At present, the study of Muhammad, the founder of the Muslim community, is obviously caught in a dilemma. On the one hand, it is not possible to write a historical biography of the Prophet without being accused of using the sources uncritically, while on the other hand, when using the sources critically, it is simply not possible to write such a biography.
In order to construct narratives of Muhammad’s wars, one must rely on the Islamic scriptural sources and tradition (the same ones which Islamophobes use to criticize Islam).  It seems only reasonable and fair then to compare Muhammad with the Moses derived from the Jewish scriptural sources and tradition.  And in this light, Moses does not stack up well against Muhammad.
Addendum III:
Those who are familiar with my writing know very well that the intent here is not at all to “bash” Moses or Judaism, but rather to give the haters a taste of their own medicine in order that they realize the error in their ways.  In particular, the goal is to show that the absurd standard Islam is held to–or anything related to Islam (Muhammad, Allah, the Quran, Sharia, Muslims, Muslim-majority countries, etc.)–is unfair, a fact that becomes painfully obvious when applied in a similar way to a Jewish/Christian/ analogue.
Addendum IV:
Many of the counter-arguments raised by our opponents will be addressed in further editions of this series.  I initially had planned on releasing the entire Understanding Jihad Series as one mega-article.  Having realized that this would be well over one hundred pages long, I decided to heed the advice of LW readers who requested that my articles be split into parts so as to be easier to digest.  This decision comes with the regret that many of my responses to the trite counter-arguments I know the Islam-bashers are itching to use will be published at a later date.

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2 comments:

  1. UNTIL CHRISTIANS REMOVE THE OLD TESTAMENT FROM THEIR HOLY BIBLE, THEY WILL NEVER SHOW ANY LOVE FOR MUSLIMS, ARABS AND PALESTINIANS!

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  2. Christianity Scrutinized

    Tuesday, 21 February 2012
    Christianity: The Day Humanity Was Raped And Bleeded And We Did Nothing!!!

    "Christianity at its best is another form of Islam or at best Nazism."

    In The Name Of Humanity,
    Robert Mascharan!!!

    WHEN I see such a colossal piece of shit, it nullifies all credibility in your research proving it is not only false in many aspects, but also biased.

    YHWH can easily be explained if we refer to Arabic that existed well before Hebrew. But, White European and westernised Black racism and hatred for Arabs, Arabic, and Islam prevents real scholarship regarding this very simple matter.

    BAFS

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