Reinstating the Key of Knowledge

Many people have set out to write or compile countless teachings about deception, exposing lies and deceit for what they really are, and rightly so according to Ephesians 5:11-14, but yet THE biggest and yet MOST fatal error have not yet caught their eye and in this regard they are still fast asleep!

Scripture clearly states that the ones ASLEEP are those who need to wake up from deception. Sha’ul said; “But all matters that are exposed (convicted) are manifested by the light, for whatever is manifested is light – That is why He [ referring to Messiah ] says, ‘Wake up, you who sleep”. Eph’siyim 5: 11-14.

And as we harken back to the time when the Messiah said some hard things to his followers in the Galilee that caused them to turn away and no longer follow him, I realize that if I write the things that I am now compelled to express, I likewise may be hard-pressed to find any friends at my side when the dust settles from these words, but for the elect’s sake, I cannot be silent. You need to be informed, and when you become aware, you will mourn.

“For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.” Ecclesiastes 1: 18

The Messiah chastised the religious leaders of His day, stating: “Woe unto you lawyers! for you have taken away THE KEY OF KNOWLEDGE: you yourselves do not enter in and those who were entering in you hindered.” Luke 11:52

What the Scribes (see also YirmeYAHU / Jeremiah 8:8) and Pharisees, the lawyers at the time took away ±2000 years ago will be REINSTATED by His TRUE followers, starting today! It means to BRING BACK INTO ORIGINAL EXISTENCE, USE, FUNCTION, or POSITION and therefore the title “REINSTATING THE KEY OF KNOWLEDGE”! Now before we make a radical departure and commend to you THE ONLY CONTROVERSY between the Messiah and the Pharisees fitting the description of the (((“key of knowledge”))), is to first take you to a particular scripture in the book of Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) that states:

“O LORD my strength and my fortress, my refuge in the day of distress the NATIONS shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, SURELY OUR FATHERS HAVE INHERITED LIES, WORTHLESSNESS AND UNPROFITABLE THINGS…” Yirmeyahu / Jeremiah 16:19 (KJV)

All of us have had lies passed down to us by our so called “church fathers”, who themselves didn’t realize it was error, because they are just INHERITED lies passed down through the generations. Maybe its time for us all to be more responsive to ALaHYM’s invitation, “Come let us reason together” (Yshayahu / Isaiah 1: 18) because if these “inherited lies” are “WORTHLESS” and “UNPROFITABLE”, as the scriptures says they are, then we want to make sure we disassociate ourselves from them. And so the Nations only get the chance “this once”, to experience and to understand what is spoken of in the following verse, after admitting they have inherited lies and deceit:

“THEREFORE behold, I will this once cause them [ the Nations ] to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My might; AND THEY [ the Nations ] SHALL KNOW THAT MY NAME IS THE LORD.” YirmeYaHU / Jeremiah 16: 21 (KJV)

You see, “THE LORD” is simply a title we have INHERITED and also a title given to every British land owner for the last 1000 years, but  the Hebrew letters ( יהוה ) is in fact the Name of ALaHYM. Nearly 7000 times the name ( יהוה ) appears in the Hebrew Scriptures. The alteration of the original Hebrew text has been built upon the FALSE and UNSCRIPTURAL premise that the Sacred and/or set apart Name is too sacred for any common man to speak. Scribes and translators holding to this dogma (see YirmeYAHU /Jeremiah 8:8) felt it necessary to conceal the Sacred Name from their readers and by following this Pharisaical dogma, the New King James translators along with many others, SUBSTITUTED the indistinct title: “the LORD” whenever they came to the name ( יהוה ). Scripture has its verdict:

“How do you say, ‘We are wise, and the Torah (instructions) of ( יהוה ) is with us’? BUT LOOK THE FALSE PEN OF THE SCRIBE HAS WORKED FALSEHOOD…” Yirmeyahu / Jeremiah 8:8

When the English version says “Praise the name of the Lord”, what does it say in Hebrew? Praise the name of ( יהוה )!  When it says, “bless the name of the Lord”, we may say “Yes, I’d like to but what is His name?” Yet unknowingly we have just INHERITED things that do not profit. We need to repent, having been taught a mixture of truth and error. The prophet Dani’AL confesses this sin and rebellion by the YShRALites, (I suggest you do the same) those both near and far, when he prayed to ( יהוה ) that they had departed “from your commandments and from your judgments”:

“And we have not listened to your servants the prophets, WHO SPOKE IN YOUR NAME to our king, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.” Dani’AL 9: 4-6

The importance of doing our BEST to be accurate concerning THE NAME ( יהוה ) cannot be overstated! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to hear how the Creator’s Name really sounded? If you can accept it, I will attempt to explain how that can be done. Many people have tried to pronounce the four palaeo-Hebrew letters and the more modern Hebrew letters ( יהוה ) which are known as the Yod, Hey, Uau, Hey, or YHUH or the so-called tetragrammation. A Greek word meaning “the four-letter (word)”.  “PALEO” or palaeo means “ancient”. In the Hebrew Mattiyahu (Matthew) chapter 27 verse 46 we read, “YaHUShA cried with a loud voice, saying IN THE SET APART LANGUAGE, ‘ALi, ALi, lama azavtani”. Not only is it quoted in the Hebrew language but his words are specifically identified as spoken “IN THE SET APART LANGUAGE” and throughout History Hebrew are known as the “Lashon Qodesh”, or SET-APART tongue! In other words; Hebrew is the inspired language.

Look up Yahweh, Jehovah, Yahve, Yahuwah (Yod, Hey, Wav, Hey), these along with many others, are only an attempt to “sound” the name using English letters and it’s no surprise that Scripture says;

“The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.” Proverbs 18:17

So in order to find a hint, a clue to the pronunciation of the ancient name, we must go back in history, not so long ago, where the suppression of the Most High’s personal name began with the true worshipers, the children of YShRAL. Because YShRAL wouldn’t guard ( יהוה ) commands and laws, according to all the Torah, ( יהוה ) gave them into the hand of plunderers. see 2 Kings 17

The Northern Kingdom (Ephraim) into the hands of the Assyrian King II and the Southern Kingdom Yahudah sent into Babylonian captivity. More on this when reading The Good News of the Kingdom. The Babylonians knew they were called “YaHUDaH” ( יהוךה ) bearing the name of YaHUaH ( יהוה ) their ALaHYM. To ridicule them these pagans began to call them Yahoo’s. Hearing the Name blasphemed (treated commonly) on the lips of pagans was so offensive, the name was avoided completely. Over time, it became an offense worthy of death by stoning for pronouncing the name aloud, except by a Pharisaic Sanhedrin (the lawyers at the time) who had religious control over the Temple high priests implied from passages like Act 9: 1-2 and 4: 5-23 and by doing so they took away the KEY OF KNOWLEDGE as said by haMashiach (the Messiah) in Luke 11: 52.

That’s right, the only controversy between the Messiah and the Pharisees that fits the description of the “key of knowledge” is the Name of the Father. Messiah said He revealed the key to those given to Him out of this world, and that we be kept as one (in unity) by it, (YaHchanan/John 17: 6) and Sha’ul who reminded us about this solid foundation of ALaHYM which stands firm, having THIS seal; ALaHYM knows those who are His refering to 2 Timothy 2:19

Furthermore, HIS NAME is referred to as an “anchor of life“ throught the author of Hebrews chapter 6

And Ya’aqob who said:

“Men, brothers, LISTEN TO ME: Shim’on has declared how ALaHYM ((( יהוה ))) first visited the nations to take out of them a people FOR HIS NAME. And the words of the prophets agree with this, as it has been written: ‘After this I shall return and rebuild the Booth of Dawid which has fallen down. And I shall rebuild its ruins, and I shall set it up, so that the remnant of mankind shall seek ((( יהוה ))) even all nations ON WHOM MY NAME HAS BEEN CALLED, says [who?] ((( יהוה ))) who is doing all this, who has made this known from old” Acts 15: 13-18

Today ALaHYM has granted you the chance to take hold of the key of knowledge (see Luqas 11: 52). And if today the key has been given or granted to you from above, then you will feel your journey has only begun, that you will sell everything on the account of this precious “pearl”. Mattithyahu (Matthew) 13: 45

Many YShRALites including Dani’AL were referring to the Almighty as “ALaH” ( אלה ) or “ALaHYM” ( אלהיס ) and did not use the Sacred Name ((( יהוה ))) till much later in their lives due to the fact that they were amongst pagans in Babylon for over 500 years, where the Name began to be suppressed, but after he came to read the words of YirmeYaHU the prophet, he confessed, (Dani’Al 9:5) because according to the words of YaHUaH given to Yirmeyahu, 23: 27 states “who try to make my people FORGET MY NAME by their dreams which everyone relates to his neighbour, as their fathers forget My Name for Ba’al.” Do you realize Ba’al in Hebrew simply means “Lord” and thus Dani’AL could immediately see that they were in error as we are to this day by forgetting His Name for “the LORD”. So let’s just once and for all clear up the confusion and the numerous errors caused by so many that came right straight out of Babylon. Some say potayto (Jehovah) and some say potahto (Yahweh), some say tOmato (haShem/Adonai) and some say tAmato (Jesus/Lord). It seems the Pharisees did a proper job in withholding THE VERY KEY (Luqas 11:52) and “anchor of life (Hebrews 6: 19) and the very foundation of the Good News and so we were left with, what I refer to as, a “Circus”. But today I hope to shed some light on the subject of His Name.

REMEMBER, WE READ HEBREW FROM RIGHT TO LEFT and there is no letter “J” or “V” in Hebrew! The V has a W sound as in the four letter tetragrammaton YHWH as also in European languages that merely make reference to the “double-U” or “OO” sound. So when we look at the first set of letters ( יה ) of the Name ( יהוה ) and the last set of letters in halleluYaH, we would say YaH as in ( הללויה ) “halleluYaH”.  And the letter ( ו ) “Wav” we pronounce “OO” BUT WE WRITE IT “U” as in hallelUyah! So why do people still pronounce His Name Yahweh without hearing the “OO” of the letter ( ו ) as in “School” or the Hebrew שול (SHUL) [Sh]ש [U]ו ?

The tribe of “YaHUDaH” ( יהוךה ) were intrusted with the Words of ALaHYM, and the only difference in spelling of YaHUDaH and the great Name YaHUaH ( יהוה ) is the fourth letter, the “dalet” ( d ) which means a door, hence Messiah say, “salvation is through the YaHUDim”. (see YaHchanan / John 4: 22) Drop the ( ך ) “dalet”, the “d” sound from Y-aH-U-D-aH and you have the name of the Creator ALaHYM, which is: YaHUaH

Drop the ( י ) “yod” from the last set of letters in “hallelu-y-ah”( הללויה ) and you are left with ( ה ) “aH”, the same rule apply with the name of the Father as in;

[Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו [aH]ה

[Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו [D]ך [aH]ה

Halleluyah consists of two parts, “Hallelu” and “Yah”. “Hallelu” means Praise Ye. And YaH is the ONLY ONE ye are to praise. So when the English scripture says HalleluYAH, it means; Praise be to YaH ( יה )

YAH which is the poetic short form of the Name YaHUaH ( יהוה ) which is why the emphasis in almost all Hebrew names is on YaH ( יה ) or YaHU ( יהו ) e.g. Matthew is really MattYaHU such as [M]ס [T]ת [T]ת [Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו

For example, it’s not Isaiah but rather YShAYaHU such as [Y]י [Sh]ש [A]ע [Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו

And instead of Jeremiah its,  “YiRMeYaHU” such as [Y]י [R]ר [M]ס [Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו with the emphasis on YaHU ( יהו ). It’s not YirmeyahWe, or YshayahWe,  or even YaHWeH – No… but the emphasis on YaHU. And when we come to the name which the angel Gabriel told Maryām to call the Messiah, and it is said: “You shall call him YaHUShA” ( יהושע ) such as [Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו [Sh]ש [A]ע we find that the Messiah’s name and the prophet YShAYaHU’s name are only reversed. The ( שע )“ShA” means deliverance / salvation, so the name of the prophet YShA-YaHU literally means “Saviour YAHU”, however ( יהושע) “YaHUShA” means “YaHU Savior”. So whenever you are saying YaHU-ShA, you are DECLARING  YaHUaH your ELaHYM is your Salvation. Couldn’t ask for anything more beautiful than that!
YaHUaH ( יהוה ) [Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו [aH]ה
YaHUDaH ( יהוךה ) [Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו [D]ך [aH]ה
YaHUShA ( יהושע ) [Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו [Sh]ש [A]ע
YShAYaHU ( ישעיהו ) [Y]י [Sh]ש [A]ע [Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו

While the short form ( ישוע ) “Y’shua” or “Yeshua” such as [Y]י [Sh]ש [U]ו [A]ע

is popular with many (especially amongst the Messianic believers), indeed the Shem Tob Hebrew text of Mattyahu (Matthew) renders it as such as also the Hebrew translation of the “New Testament” by F. Delitzch. HOWEVER, the Jewish text of Mattyahu reproduced by Shem Tob, clearly reflects Jewish tampering i.e. it replaced the Sacred Name with traditional “Jewish” substitutes like ha-shem (meaning The Name), “adonai” and “elohim”, clearly the works of those who felt it necessary to conceal the name YaHU( יהו ).  Myself and Dr. Solomon Zeitlin favoring instead the form “YaHUShA” ( יהושע ) as it is found 216 times in the TaNak, whereas “YaHUShUA”( יהושוע ) found only two times and the “YeShUA” ( ישוע ) only once! It is from much study you can find “YaHShA” ( יהשע ) or “YShA” ( ישע ) rather than “YaHUShUA”( יהושוע ). And so we come to a very interesting scripture where YaHUShA said;

“I have not come in my name [ referring to his earthly name YaHUShA, let alone Jesus ] but I have come in my Father’s name ( יהוה ) and if you’ll not receive me there is another one coming in his own name and him you will receive.” Yahchanan (John) 5: 43

And so it is THAT warning we must listen and adhere to. It takes a little time to get used to the name YaHUShA than the familiar Jesus AND MORE EVEN to realize that His inherited name is that of the Father!

Taking His Name “in vain” means to bring it to nothing, missing it, or wiping it out, or by simply not using it, violating the 3rd Commandment as written in Exodus 20: 7

YaHUShA is coming in the name of His father,

YaHUaH.

What is His Father’s Name and thus the same Name Messiah bears? (Prov.30:4b, Phil.2:9 & Heb.1:4) Do you see the resemblance?

YaHUaH ( יהוה )……..[Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו [aH]ה
YaHUShA ( יהושע )… [Y]י [aH]ה [U]ו [Sh]ש [A]ע

The argument that one is exempt from using the Name “YaHUaH” or  “YaHUShA” simply because he speaks a language other than Hebrew, is merely a contrived notion of men, not an allowed deviation from YaHUaH’s commandments. Does one show respect or fear to Stephen if he, without permission, insists on renaming him Harry? By what Scriptural authority do men receive the right to change their Creators Name? When He explicitly commanded that all men call upon “YaHUaH” a name He proclaims is ETERNAL and a memorial to “all generations”! see Exodus 3: 15

Who knows what excuses and justifications will the UNRIGHTEOUS bring to the table, but it is said of the RIGHTEOUS:

“The NAME OF “YaHUaH” ((( יהוה )))  is a strong tower; The righteous RUN INTO IT and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

It is a universal law, a simple fact of language, that the pronunciation of a personal name does not change  when a person travels to another country. Charl is just as much Charl in the United States as it is in Japan, China, or Pakistan. Even if the name Charl was written in a different language e.g. Chinese or Arabic, the pronunciation would remain the same. Any linguist worth his salt should inform you that one may transliterate a name but one should never translate a name. To translate a name would mean to change its pronunciation which gives it a totally different meaning. When one transliterate a name, the pronunciation and meaning stays the same. One can always look up the true meaning of any name if we were to go back to the original language in which it was given. For example: the correct transliteration of the name of Messiah is “YaHUShA” meaning “YaHUaH Deliver” ( a direct connotation and /or reference to the Father’s name and then we are left with the last Hebrew letters “ShA” meaning “deliver” ) But in the case where they have made the error by trying to translate the name to that of a Greek connotation we have ended up with JeSUS and there are plenty words that end with “sus” ; like TarSUS, meaning “sweat of ZeUS”. And certainly messiah didn’t came in the name or authority of Zeus, instead he said,  “I have come in my Father’s name ( יהוה ) “ Yahchanan (John) 5: 43

Those who long for the RETURN of the Messiah, will soon need to realize that Messiah said, we WILL NOT see Him again UNTIL we say, “Baruch haba b’shem YaHUaH”! Psalm 118: 26 and Mattityahu 23:39 and in Luke 13:35

It means, “BLESSED IS HE (YaHUShA) WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF YaHUaH.” Which is why Scripture even confirms when it says, “Near is the great day of (((YAHUAH,))) [ Not YaHUShA, let alone Jesus ] near and hurrying greatly, the noise of the day of (((YAHUAH.)))” Tsephanyah (Zephaniah) 1:14, 15

He will not return as YaHUShA (his earthly name) but with His inherited Name YaHUaH (see In My Name a message to be understood in figure of speech).

Words such as Yireh, Rapha, Shalom, AL Shaddai, ALaHYM, Adonai etc. are not His names as so many Christian writers teach. They are attributes of, or titles pertaining to His Name and therefore to Him. You might say, “I am a father, husband, pastor, writer, teacher, mister” etc., but none of these are your names. We have only one name which identifies us and which is used on all legal documents pertaining to us. YShAYaHU the prophet says; “And His Name (singular) shall be called: Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty ALaH, the Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Clearly Scripture is teaching that within His One Name – “YaHUaH”, each one of these attributes is hidden. His Name YaHUaH shall be called, or contain all these wonderful characteristics. “Wonderful” is not His Name, but His Name –YaHUaH is wonderful! “The Mighty AL” is not His Name, but YaHUaH is the Mighty AL.

“I bow myself toward Your set-apart hekal (temple), and give thanks TO YOUR NAME for Your kindness and for Your Truth. For You have made great Your Word, YOUR NAME, ABOVE ALL. Psalms 138: 2

“Who (YaHUShA) being the brightness of His (Father’s) glory, and upholding all things by the Word (singular) of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: Being made so much better than the messengers, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent Name than they.” Hebrews 1: 3-4 This sacred mystery has been verified in the book of  Revelations 3: 12-13 where YaHUShA clearly said He has INHERITED THE NAME OF THE FATHER YaHUaH! Let us read,..; Messiah  speak and He says,

“He who overcomes, I shall make him a supporting post in the Dwelling Place OF MY ALaHYM and he shall by no means go out. And I shall write on him THE NAME OF MY ALaHYM and THE NAME OF THE CITY OF MY ALaHYM, the renewed Yerushalayim, which comes down out of the heaven FROM MY ALaHYM, AND MY (((RENEWED))) NAME.”

Many people regard the earthly name of YaHUShA as that INHERITED NAME but note the above words! Messiah’s Father, (His ALaHYM YaHUaH) has never been called YaHUShA and Daniel 9: 18 and 19 confirms even further that the “CITY OF MY ALaHYM” is called YaHUaH! And that is the RENEWED NAME OF MESSIAH! Even Messiah himself said, “guard them in Your Name (referring to YaHUaH) WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME”! YaHchanan (John) 17: 11,12 I SUGGEST YOU STUDY THE TEACHING ENTITLED ” ‘IN MY NAME’ A MESSAGE TO BE UNDERSTOOD IN FIGURE OF SPEECH!”

“O YaHUaH our Master, how excellent is YOUR NAME in all the earth! who has set Your glory above the heavens.” Tehillim (Psalms) 8:1

So it stands to reason that His “glory above the heavens” is that very NAME! Which is why the Psalms would say much later YOUR NAME, ABOVE ALL.” Psalms 138: 2

“the Spirit of the TRUTH, He shall guide you into ALL the TRUTH. For He shall not speak from Himself, but whatever He hears He shall speak, and He shall announce to you what is to come. He shall ESTEEM Me, for He shall take of what is Mine and announce it to you.” Yahchanan (John) 16: 13,14

Which is why YaHUShA who were filled with the Spirit of the TRUTH felt it necessary to announce and REINSTATE the key of knowledge to His followers.(see YaHchanan / John 17:6) Messiah announced that very Name to His disciples, the very Name the Pharisees kept away from the people (Luqas 11: 52) and so Messiah prayed to the Father and said, “ESTEEM YOUR NAME,” then a voice came from heaven, “I have both esteemed it and shall esteem it again.” YaHchanan (John) 12: 28 That moment I believe has arrived. He is “esteeming His Name” throughout all the earth today!

“And I shall make my Set Apart Name known in the midst of My people YShRAL, AND NOT LET MY SET APART NAME BE PROFANED ANY MORE. And the Nations shall know that I am YaHUaH ((( יהוה ))) the Set Apart One in YShRAL.”Ezekiel 39:7

His Name being profaned by them who do not give His Name esteem, by calling Him “Lord”, “God”, “haShem”, “Adonia”, “Jesus”, etc. (anything other than His prescribed Name) See Deuteronomy 18:20 and also Yirmeyahu 8:20

“God” is a SUBSTITUTED word in place of accurate translation and/or transliteration. For example: Messiah’s dying words in the Greek say, ELi, ELi, lama sabachthani” commonly known as “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me” but accurately transliterated “My AL, My AL, why have you forsaken me”. These are for Aramaic words “ELi, ELi, lama sabachthani” that are found in a Greek translation. Even the Aramaic made a direct connotation to the Hebraic “AL”( אל ), “ALaH”( אלה ), or “ALaHYM” ( אלהיס ) – not “God”. It is only the modern English translations whom have departed from the original “AL” or “EL“.

EmanuAL is commonly understood to mean, “God with us”, but we can easily spot the error when understand just a few basic principles. ALiYaHU whom christians refer to as Elijah is commonly understood to mean “the Lord is my God” – again not realizing that the first part “AL” is taken from ALaHYM ( אלהיס ) as in [A]א [L]ל [aH]ה [Y]י [M]ס

and literally means “my AL is YaHU” or “my ALaHYM is YaHU” – A DIRECT CONNOTATION to the Name of the Father and His “Authority”! We as a (((SET-APART))) nation/people should therefore be SET –APART like those who went before us who UNDERSTOOD in no uncertain terms that we better not walk as the nations walk, and we better not talk as the nations talk (empty babblings) because a false word (God) like a “false” “weight” is “an abomination to YaHUaH” See Proverbs 11:1. It reminds me of the words of the prophet Yshayahu when he stated, “Woe to me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips…” Yshayahu (Isaiah) 6: 5

THEREFORE YaHUaH had to send a seraphim to touch his mouth with a live coal from the slaughter place and may He do the same for us AS PROMISED in Hoshea (Hosea) 2: 16, 17 and also Tsephanyah (Zephaniah) 3:9

SO as for me and my house – we will be SET APART! And will therefore no longer continue to walk in “the false pen of the scribe (who) has worked falsehood”. YirmeYAHU (Jeremiah) 8:8

Just to remind you once again of the confession of the prophet DaniAL, when he prayed to ( יהוה) that they had departed “from your commandments and from your judgments”:

“And we have not listened to your servants the prophets, WHO SPOKE IN YOUR NAME to our king, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.” Dani’AL 9: 4-6  – he came to this conclusion after he came to the knowledge and understanding of the words of the prophet Yirmeyahu, (see Dani’AL 9:5) who said; “who try to make my people FORGET MY NAME by their dreams which everyone relates to his neighbour, as their fathers forget My Name for Ba’al.” Yirmeyahu 23:27

Did you know that the Babylonian deity, Ba’al, was referred to as Lord? In fact Ba’al is a Hebrew word that means Lord or Master. (See Strongs Heb. 1168) In fact, History sketch how ALaHYM had a problem with the prophets in the days just before the Babylonian captivity. He didn’t like the fact that they did not teach His Name to the people anymore, but had taught them to rather call on Him by a title “Ba’al”.Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 23: 27

In Hebrew “ba’al” simply means Lord or Master. It’s an indistinct title, and that is what the priest was teaching the people back then to call the Almighty, not His prescribed name YaHUaH and He had a problem with that. So He said if they still refuse to teach His name ( יהוה ) when they return from captivity that He would utterly pluck up and destroy that nation. Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 12: 17

And so He did allow for the YShRALite Nation to perish in around 68CE (Common Era). How much more will the curses of the “Nations” be if they come to an understanding of this and yet not repent? Because there are thousands of believers in the ALaHYM of Avraham (Abraham), Yitshaq (Isaac) and Ya’aqob (Jacob) who are still praying to Him by calling him “Lord”. I’m being reminded of the full portion of Scripture found in Hoshea (Hoshea) 4: 6 when thinking about it. Why do I say that? A close study of Hoshea 4:6 show that if someone rejects “knowledge”, He will reject that person from being a priest for ALaHYM and YaHUShA criticized the Priests (Pharisees) for withholding the “Key of Knowledge” (Luqas 11: 52) and what they withheld was the Name of the Almighty. We had better be careful with this truth and information, how we deal with it, because the Scripture in Hoshea is just as relevant today as it was then. YaHUaH is not someone who will change His mind. Mal’aki (Malachi) 3: 6; Tehillim (Psalm) 102: 27; Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 23: 27

If YaHUShA felt it important to reinstate the key of knowledge to his followers (YaHchanan 17: 6), shouldn’t you also feel the need to do the same?

Many people feel content with the light they have regarding His name and are quick to say but “God knows my HEART, He knows that I am referring to Him when I pray…”… and they are quite right, which is why He said through the prophet Yirmeyahu (17:9), “The HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL…” Likewise did many YShRALites go about the same thoughts and had the same DECEITFUL HEARTS as the prophet Yirmeyahu explains that knowledge and understanding of true scriptural doctrines had become so poor that, as he states, the priest and the lawyers at that time those handling the Torah of YaHUaH did not even know who YaHUaH was, see Yirmeyahu 2: 8-13 And it is no different today from what it was then. These YShRALite leaders had convinced themselves that they weren’t really following the Pagan ALaHYM (mighty one) named Ba’al. In their minds YaHUaH was their Ba’al(Lord). They were following Scriptures as so many people today, “prophesied by Ba’al (Lord) and caused my people to GO ASTRAY.” These YShRALites leaders even had the audacity to say;

“I am not defiled; I have not gone after Baalim (collective noun referring to “many Lords” ).”Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 2: 23

How did these YShRALites leaders deny their worship of Ba’al? Because in their own minds their Ba’al (Lord) was their ALaHYM of Scriptures. And just as ALaHYM sent His prophets in His Sacred Name to correct the fatal error, likewise He has brought my teaching to your attention, sending me to you this very day. The message sent in the Name of YaHUaH was, to put it mildly, not what the people wanted to hear.

“And they refused to listen and gave a stubborn shoulder and made their ears heavy against hearing. Yes, they made their hearts adamant against hearing the Torah and the words which ( יהוה ) of host has sent by His Ruach (Spirit) by the former prophets.” Zekaryah (Zechariah) 7: 11-12; NOTE ALSO that ALL TRUE PROPHETS spoke in the Name of YaHUaH and NOT Lord, God, or any other see Ya’aqob (James) 5: 10 and check your Strongs concordance before you try and justify your New King James Translation! Their inward desire to follow the things of Baalism resulted in a plot to remove the personage of YaHUaH out of scripture and replace Him with a “universal” “Lord” who was and still is to this very day much more permissive. YaHUaH was very clear when He said;

“who try to make my people forget My Name by their dreams which everyone relates to his neighbour, as their fathers forget My Name for Ba’al.” Yirmeyahu 23:27

In the very same way have we forgotten His name for a modern Ba’al. We have “INHERITED LIES, WORTHLESSNESS AND UNPROFITABLE THINGS which made us forget His Name and have caused us to “go astray”.

A major difference between the ‘wise’ and ‘foolish’ is: The “WISE will hear, and will increase learning;” Proverbs 1: 5 However, “foolish despise wisdom and instruction” Proverbs 1: 7 At this point the WISE have extra oil for keeping their lamps lit which the fools don’t have. The Ruach HaKodesh (Set Apart Spirit) WAS able (before the midnight point) to teach the ‘WISE’ something their ‘foolish’ peers were unwilling to be taught. It is this issue that divides the ‘Wise Virgins’ from the ‘Foolish’ so only the wise will go into the wedding! The SPECIFIC issue is that the Ruach HaKodesh brings to the virgins (“in a time of distress” see Yirmeyahu 16: 19-21 something of importance. Researching Scriptures for an explanation, knowing the Scriptures is its own expositor;

We can find a fitting answer in Scripture;

“For fragrance your oils are good. YOUR NAME IS OIL POURED FORTH, therefore the young woman love you.” Shir haShirim (Songs of Songs) 1: 3

The wise love the name of their Beloved, and as Truth about His Name is brought to their attention, they readily receive it. Whereas the foolish feel content with the previous light they had.  And when the new light on the divine name comes to the foolish, they treat the name as unimportant and irrelevant. It is this disrespect for our Creator’s Name that exposes the true condition of their hearts!

In Psalms 91: 14 we see more confirmation!

“I will set him on high BECAUSE HE HATH KNOWN MY NAME!”

“Guard yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst”… 14.“for you do not bow yourselves to another mighty one, for ( יהוה ) whose Name is jealous, is a jealous AL.” Exodus 34:12,14

BUT… There was just something about that name “JESUS” ……… YEAH!………. IT’S FALSE AND BASED ON TRADITION! A substitute name will not suffice anymore than the wrong key can open a lock! Think about this for a moment, YAHUsha said; “I AM THE DOOR.’ Whoever enters through Me, he shall be saved.” YaHchanan (John) 10: 9 and criticized the Pharisees for withholding the “key” to unlock the door, and what they withheld was the Name יהוה so they could not enter in themselves and those who were entering in they hindered. (See Luke 11:52) and the very reason He felt it necessary to REINSTATE that very Name! (see YaHchanan / John 17:6 )   

His earthly nameS (notice the plural) was MERELY PROPHETIC in nature. He appeared unto Mosheh as the Malak (messenger) MichaAL. (see Acts 7: 38-39) The “mi cha” part means “who IS” and “AL” is a poetic short form for “ALaHYM” (“Strong Authority”) therefore Micha’AL in some instances could literally be a question “who is AL?” but in this particular reference I believe it is pointing to the Melak (messenger) YaHUShA “who IS ALaHYM”! When this messenger was raised up, he was given two names for a very specific reason. The one being ImmanuAL meaning “AL awith us” or rather “ALaHYM with us” and to Maryām it was said to call Him YaHUShA meaning “YaHU Save” or “YaHUaH Saves” – THE ONLY ONE THAT SAVES!

Let us look upon familiarities: “Micha’AL” has the literal meaning of “who IS ALaHYM”, so we COULD conclude that the name “Jesus” very likely stems from “image of Zeus” … for instance, there are plenty of Greek words that end with “sus”; like Tarsus, meaning ‘sweat of Zeus’, HOWEVER just as YaHUaH ( יהוה ) has been changed to“Adonai” (יֲהוָֹה ) using vowel points in the Masoretic Text, YaHUShA ( יהושע ) has been changed to YShU( ישו ) and later to YShUA( ישוע ) and according to the Yahudim (Jews), Toldoth YShU( ישו ) is an acronym for “Yemach Shemow W-zikhrow,” which means “May His name and memory be erased.” Regardless of this inconvenient truth, contemporary Bible translations still use the Masoretic Text  that was written by Messiah hating Yahudim’s as their primary source of scripture.  YaHUShA ( יהושע ) has been changed to YShU( ישו ) and YShUA( ישוע ) became Ihsou  (Iesou) and the conjugated  Ihsouz  (Iesous) in Koine Greek.  Ihsou  became IESVS (Iesus) in latin, which has been spelled “Jesus” since the 14th century and acquired its present English pronunciation in the 16th. Consider Galatians 1:8 in the context of this inconvenient truth!

“How do you say we are wise and the Torah of YaHUaH is with us? BUT LOOK, THE FALSE PEN OF THE SCRIBE HAS WORKED FALSEHOOD.” YirmeYAHU (Jeremiah) 8:8

Christians put their trust in the writings of the Baal-worshipping Yahudim (Jews) who wrote the Masoretic texts for the sole purpose of erasing His Name and memory! They even go so far as to tell us that YaHUShA himself was an Aramaic speaking Yahudim (Jew) and have the nerve to say things such as “it would be more REVERENTIAL to say HASHEM, rather than “YaHUaH” or “YaHUShA”.

I certainly hope there is a light bulb going on in your heart right now. In light of this inconvenient truth and the fervent warning made by Kepha (Peter), usually stressed by Christians, which says, “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” Acts 4:12 then Christians will find themselves faced with a very serious problem when it turns out that His Name isn’t Jesus! Sha’ul who said, “even if we, or a messenger out of heaven, bring a ‘good news’ to you beside what we announced to you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8 

The name Jesus was NEVER announced through the first century disciples and followers of Messiah but YaHUShA ( יהושע ) were!  Think about this for a moment! I had to expose this FATAL ERROR because it is said that we need to be careful how we build on this foundation (1 Corinthians 3: 10) which is? You’ve guest it… YaHUShA ( יהושע ) haMashach (the Messiah), NOT Jesus. For too long we have built with “Jesus, hay, straw”. If you are offended by these words, be offended, but until you can accurately transliterate ( יהושע ) into Jesus, you’re still left with a pile of ash after the wood with which you have built has burned up. Instead of being offended, be ardent to repent, to be reproved, to be corrected as the Word is there for teaching, for reproof, for setting straight. 2 Timothy 3:16,17

Repentance is not only feeling sorry for what you have done, but changing the way you think. We must be more open to the fact that some scriptures, and the way we have interpreted them with our Greek mindsets, must be re-evaluated (reproved) and as a result WE MUST be open to correction. We must THUS SET THINGS STRAIGHT (can’t use Jesus anymore). Can’t build on that of “the false pen of the scribe (who) has worked falsehood”. YirmeYAHU (Jeremiah) 8:8

We need to be open to the fact that, by following in the way we have always thought was right, we might have completely missed the goal concerning the truth! Shaul has warned us of similar men (using Humenaios and Philetos as an example) who have missed ther goal concerning the TRUTH, and uses an analogy of vessels in a house to discribe the impact it would have in the spiritual realm:

“But keep away from PROFANE EMPTY BABLINGS, for they go on to more wickedness, and their [what?] (((word))) shall eat its way like gangrene. Humenaios and Philetos are of this sort. WHO HAS MISSED THE GOAL CONCERNING THE (((TRUTH)))”, then Sha’ul gives but one example and I believe there are many others, then saying Humenaios and Philetos are saying, “that the resurrection has already taken place, and overthrow the belief of some.” Then Shaul using an analogy by saying “But in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood, and clay, some unto value and some unto no value. If then anyone cleanses himself from these matters, he shall be a vessel unto value, having been set apart, of good use to the Master, having been prepared for every good work” 2 Timothy 2: 16-21

What are “these matters” that Sha’ul is referring to here? The answer is simple: MATTERS WHICH ARE NOT (((TRUTHFUL))) e.g. the example Sha’ul was using is that of Humenaios and Philetos, teaching that the resurrection has already taken place as also the many teachings of todays preachers who say things as “His ministry lasted for three and a half year; His name is Jesus (that only came about the last 500 years); we baptise people using a transliteration error; celebrate Christmas and Easter; these teachings which aren’t TRUTHFUL is refered to by Sha’ul as “profane, empty babblings”. THESE ARE BUT A FEW MATTERS WHICH ARE NOT TRUTHFUL, MATTERS WHICH WE HAVE INHERITED FROM MEN (see Yirmeyahu 16: 19-21). We will only be of value if we cleans ourselves from “these matters”. No wonder YaHUShA advises every one of us to buy from Him gold refined in the fire, that which refers to the word of truth without mixture of lies and deceit. Revelation 3: 18-19

So in the CONTEXT of scripture where we are charged to proclaim the Word, to CONVICT, WARN, APPEAL, with all patience and teaching, (2 Tomothy 4: 1-8) it is said that some would turn their ears away and could not bear to hear the TRUTH – that which convicts, warns, appeals. And so I am not here to give you a teaching that sounds nice to your ear, but a truthful one which is intolerant of error: a teaching in which every aspect petitions the conscience for acknowledgement!

Scripture clearly points out that the hour has come “when the TRUE WORSHIPPERS shall worship the Father in spirit AND IN TRUTH”,YaHchanan (John) 4: 23, 24 and the truth of the matter is, that His Name isn’t Lord or Jesus, its only by His Spirit, “the Spirit of Truth” that we come to these truths. Mattithyahu (Matthew) 16: 15-19

So how long will you waver between two opinions? If YaHUShA is the Messiah, serve Him, If Jesus is the Messiah serve Him! Choose for yourselves this day whom you are going to serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve YaHUaH

( יהוה ) for He gave us a STERN WARNING: “I AM YAHUAH ( יהוה ); THAT IS MY NAME! I will not yield My esteem to another or My Praise to idols.” YeshaYaHU (Isaiah) 42:8

and we will continue to build build on the words of our Saviour who prayed to the Father and said, “And I have made YOUR NAME ( YaHUaH) known to THEM, and shall make it known, SO THAT the love with which You loved Me might be in them, and I in THEM.” YaHchanan (John) 17:26

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10 Replies to “Reinstating the Key of Knowledge”

  1. Is it possible to write in English and not insert the backed Hebrew?
    It is a very confusing style to follow and keep on target, context and train
    of thought.

    Of course, use Yahuah, EL or Father or other correct iterations.
    Doing this may keep and grow your audience. I am Levi, commonly called “Jewish”.

    I did not go to Hebrew School or attend their services. Never wanted that. Am a believer He died for His creation. Eat right and keep The Sabbath,not the Jewish one. Use Enoch’s calendar.

    John suffices as so does Jeremiah, not the Hebrew name you use in Brackets.
    If I want to read it in Hebrew, I would use the concordance.

    Confusion need not be a part of your very informative material.

    Regards, . . Raymond Paul Moats

  2. Who understands there is a religious deception, a morbidly, a dark history hidden in plain sight? . . It goes beyond the “2000 years” of “that church” history. It was way before He came! The evil one’s deceptions masquerades as the “the church”, truth!. All the “isms” questioned are inventions of ancient rebellions now taught as truth. What do you see? Blinded leaders leading the poor sheep blinded by theirs traditions taught as “religious” obligations! This is a blood feud between Adams and Cains decedents.

    But a faith road well traveled, not “religion” exists. It is not the”church”, but the elect, the called out ones. The called of the Father. See Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Israel, Moses, David and the Saviors faith road. They kept the Fathers “Sabbath”, the three seasonal Festivals of the Creator read in Enoch calendar, Jubilees and the Bible. Nothing else matters but His word. Not false blind self serving men in any “church” that is not.

  3. Worth Sharing . .

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/scholar-the-essenes-dead-sea-scroll-authors-never-existed-1.272034
    Scholar: The Essenes, Dead Sea Scroll ‘authors,’ never existed
    Prof. Rachel Elior says Josephus, inspired by descriptions of life in the Greek city of Sparta, made sect up.
    By Ofri Ilani Tags: Israel news
    Scholarship suggesting the existence of the Essenes, a religious Jewish group that lived in the Judea before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, is wrong, according to Prof. Rachel Elior, whose study on the subject will be released soon.
    Elior blasts the predominant opinion of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars that the Essenes had written the scrolls in Qumran, claiming instead that they were written by ousted Temple priests in Jerusalem.
    “Sixty years of research have been wasted trying to find the Essenes in the scrolls. But they didn’t exist, they were invented by [Jewish-Roman historian] Josephus. It’s a history of errors which is simply nonsense,” she said.
    In his book “The Jewish War,” Flavius Josephus describes the Essenes as an ascetic, mystical religious sect that lived in abstinence from worldly pleasures, including sex.
    The Essenes are commonly believed to have written the Dead Sea Scrolls, which were discovered in a Qumran cave in 1947 and are considered the most significant archaeological discovery of the past century.
    The scrolls consist of numerous religious documents including preserved copies of the Hebrew Bible, untouched from as early as 300 BCE.
    Many scholars claim that the Essenes were the first Christians, or were related to John the Baptist and to Jesus Christ. Prof. James Charlesworth, a senior Bible scholar who also specializes in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus and the Gospel of John, believes John the Baptist lived among the Essenes for at least a year and drew some of his central ideas from them.
    While mainstream scholarship maintains the Essenes or the Qumran sect that lived near the Dead Sea wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls, a few scholars believe the scrolls had been written in Jerusalem or elsewhere and were brought to the Dead Sea at a later stage.
    Last week the controversy over the identity of the scrolls’ authors was thrust into the headlines with the arrest of Raphael Golb, son of Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Prof. Norman Golb of the University of Chicago, on suspicion of impersonating a rival scholar.
    Norman Golb has claimed the Dead Sea Scrolls had not been written by the Essenes and that scholars who oppose him are trying to silence him. He described the senior scrolls’ scholars as a united sect or guild, no less fanatic that the Qumran sect they claim has written the scrolls.
    “Golb presents his approach in a radical way and is therefore not considered legitimate among the scholars,” Elior said. She accepts some of his criticism about the mainstream scrolls scholars.
    Elior says Josephus, inspired by descriptions of life in the Greek city of Sparta, made the Essenes up.
    “There is no historical testimony in Hebrew or Aramaic of the Essenes. It is unthinkable that thousands of people lived abstemiously, contrary to Torah laws, and nobody wrote anything about it,” she said.
    Then who did write the scrolls?
    Elior says the Sadducees, a sect descending from the high priest Zadok, who anointed Solomon as king, are the true authors. The scrolls belonged to the Temple and were brought to the Dead Sea to protect them, she says.
    “The scrolls speak in clear Hebrew of the priests, sons of Zadok. So why call them Essenes?” asked Elior. “That’s a distortion of history. It’s like saying that the State of Israel wasn’t established by Mapai, but by the Greens.”
    The apocalyptic prophecy cited in the scrolls of a war between the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness is a war between Zadok’s sons, who served as high priests until 175 BCE, when they were ousted by the Hasmoneans, the descendants of Matityahu, she said. Prof. Hanan Eshel of Bar-Ilan University claims that denying the Essenes’ existence is groundless.
    “Almost 70 scholars accept the statement that one of the Essenes’ groups lived in Qumran and some say we’re all morons and only they understand,” he said. One of the scrolls, “describes a small group of people living communally. Can anyone explain to me how this could have come from Jerusalem?”

  4. One more of significance on “Judaism” history. . .

    From the sun to the moon
    ABRAHAM RABINOVICH
    05/07/2009 10:23
    http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/Article.aspx?id=141513
    Prof. Rachel Elior explains how the sages invented Judaism as we know it.
    The scene could be out of the Haggada – a group of rabbis sitting on the floor in a circle through the night, probably reclining on pillows, scrolls scattered about them, engaging in heated disputation until the pale light outside signals that a new day is upon them. The fact that this particular gathering, mentioned in the Talmud, is held in an attic (aliyat gag) might suggest to a modern reader that there is something clandestine about it, perhaps a desire to take distance from Roman ears or even from the surrounding Jewish population. Clandestine or not, this meeting, and all the similar gatherings that preceded and followed, contained the seeds of revolution – the radical restructuring of Jewish religious thought and practice that followed the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE. According to Prof. Rachel Elior of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the rabbis were involved in nothing less than “a reinvention of Judaism…
    They were closing an old world based on prophecy and angelic revelation and opening the sacred canon to human reinterpretation.” A glimpse into that intellectual ferment is provided in the brief depiction in the talmudic tractate Shabbat (13b) of the rabbinic gathering, perhaps in Yavne – which had become the major center of Jewish learning after the destruction of Jerusalem. “That man should be remembered with favor,” the passage says in reference to one of the participants in the meeting, “his name being Hanania son of Hezekiah, for if it were not for him the Book of Ezekiel would have been suppressed and withdrawn as its teachings contradict those of the Torah. What did he do? They brought him jugs of oil [for lamps] and he sat in the attic and expounded upon the texts [through the night].” What Hanania and his colleagues were engaged in was a culling of all the Hebrew religious texts composed until that time. The works they would choose from this library would constitute the Jewish canon which henceforth would be the only texts deemed to have divine authority. In the end, a consensus formed around 24 works, including the five books of the Pentateuch, which together would make up the Bible. But what of the works excluded from the canon? Many were of comparable literary and religious quality to those chosen, says Elior, a professor of Jewish philosophy and Jewish mystical thought.
    “To many of the Jews of the first millennium BCE, all the texts had been equally holy,” she says. “The [excluded] Book of Enoch or Book of Jubilees were certainly not considered less sacred than the [canonical] Book of Judges or Esther or Daniel.” Yet the excluded texts – close to a dozen major works – were not just abandoned but excised as if they were a malignant growth. “Whoever reads them,” declared Rabbi Akiva, one of the foremost sages involved in the process, “will have no place in the world to come.” Left to die, some of the expelled texts were rescued and adopted by another religion. Newborn Christianity, which regarded itself as the successor of Judaism, incorporated these texts into its own corpus of holy works along with the Old Testament, as the Hebrew Bible came to be called. In time, Jewish scholars would rediscover the repudiated texts of their ancestors in Greek, Ethiopian (Geez), Syriac, Armenian and Slavic church translations. These writings, known as Apocrypha (“hidden scriptures” in Latin) would never be reincorporated into the Jewish library but would remain for scholars to puzzle over as they tried to understand by what criteria the texts had been rejected. HALF A century ago another lost library with a mystery attached surfaced on the shores of the Dead Sea, this one having been literally lost for 1,900 years after being hidden in the caves of Qumran. Many of these Dead Sea Scrolls would have been suppressed, says Elior, for the same reasons that the previously known apocryphal books were suppressed. In her recently published (Hebrew) book, Memory and Oblivion – The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, she offers a bold and coherent narrative to explain events about which scholars have long held contrary views. The short reason for the canon/Apocrypha divide, she suggests, was a dispute over the calendar.
    The more profound explanation involves a power struggle between the old priestly order that believed its rulings to be divinely inspired and an emerging class of rabbis espousing a different narrative, one which gave human reason and laws a role in shaping the religion.
    Elior demonstrates how mystic notions like cosmic calendars and heavenly chariots were part of a power struggle whose outcome would affect how Judaism is practiced to the present day. For centuries the Israelites had marked time according to a solar calendar drawn up by the priestly caste but regarded as divinely inspired. The calendar emulated the pattern set by God when He created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. The number seven would become a mystic measure of Jewish time. The Israelites adopted a seven-day week, apparently the first people in the world to do so, and they too rested on the seventh day. Every seventh year was designated a shmita year when the earth itself rested and lay fallow. Each cycle of seven times seven years, 49 years in all, would be followed by a jubilee year, a new beginning when indentured servants were freed and leased land reverted to its original owners. The time between the exodus from Egypt to Moses’s meeting with God on Mount Sinai would be remembered as seven weeks. Joshua would lead the Israelites across the Jordan in a jubilee year.
    There would be, until this day, seven days of mourning, seven days between birth and male circumcision, seven days of female menstrual impurity. Elior terms the priestly calendar an exceptional mathematical construct that reflected a presumed cosmic order revealed to Enoch (Hanoch, in Hebrew), an intriguing biblical figure central to the priestly narrative but shunted aside by the rabbis. In Genesis (5:18), he is mentioned briefly in the long list of descendents of Adam – the seventh generation of the patriarchs of mankind, and thus safely distanced from the incest that necessarily marked the earliest generations – but his listing is unique. As with all the others, it gives the number of years he lived – 365 in his case, not coincidentally the number of days of the year – and tells whom he begot – Methuselah, who lived 969 years and who in turn begat Noah. However, the thumbnail biography of Enoch does not end like all the others with the words “and he died.” Instead, it says “And Enoch walked with God, and he was not; for God took him.” The Bible does not elaborate on this, but the Apocrypha does. Several versions of the Book of Enoch preserved by the church have been found in different languages. (Several scrolls of Enoch turned up in Qumran as well, in Aramaic.) They describe Enoch being brought up to heaven and granted immortality along with a two-way ticket. At God’s direction, he is taught by angels to read, write and calculate numbers – the first human given this knowledge. He then returns to earth to share with humankind what he has learned, including the solar calendar.
    The priests, wrote Elior in an earlier book, The Three Temples: On the Emergence of Jewish Mysticism, viewed this calendar as “a cyclic reflection of an eternal divine order.” The priests were the calendar’s guardians, privy to secrets imparted by angels and, like Enoch, would serve as conduits between the heavenly and the terrestrial. It was members of the priestly caste and prophets, many of whom were priests, who wrote the books that would form the Bible, and they wrote the books that would become the Apocrypha as well. Everything the priests wrote was considered sacred because they were, in effect, taking dictation from the angels.
    They regarded the angels as their heavenly counterparts and saw themselves as working with them to ensure a synchronization of the cosmic order in heaven and on earth. THE MOST tangible earthly manifestation of the solar calendar was the priestly work roster on the Temple Mount. Twenty-four priestly families, the same number as the number of hours in a day, took weekly turns attending to animal sacrifices and other Temple rituals. Like army reservists today, members of one of these families would go up to the Mount on Sunday morning and officiate until relieved by the next family a week later. These priestly “watches” gave a time frame to the life of the entire community, says Elior.
    From the time the Temple was built by Solomon in the 10th century BCE, the High Priest was chosen from a family line descended from the priest Zadok, who had carried the Ark of God in David’s time and anointed David’s son, Solomon, as king. The last Zadokite (Sadducee) high priest was ousted during the political chaos that preceded the Hasmonean revolt in the second century BCE.
    The Hasmoneans, a priestly family but not of the Zadokite line, cast out the Hellenizers from Jerusalem but instead of restoring the Zadokite line installed their own members in the high priesthood. Some of the Zadokites and their followers challenged the legitimacy of the Hasmonean priestly leadership and seceded from Temple service.
    This conflict between the Zadokite “secessionists,” as Elior calls them, and the Hasmonean usurpers is the theme of many of the most interesting scrolls found at Qumran.
    Elior views the Qumran scrolls as a Zadokite library, not an Essene library as has been the consensus view. Amid the chaos and intense religious ferment of the Hasmonean period (152-37 BCE), new voices began to be heard – those of scholars known as Pharisees who disputed the legitimacy of the Hasmonean priests and kings and who argued with the Zadokite priests about the solar calendar and their claims to possess an open line to the divine.
    These scholars, who would become known as rabbis or sages, were unhappy about the exclusiveness of the priests and the power they had accrued through their claims to esoteric knowledge as confidants of angels. In a game-changing move, the rabbis declared that the age of prophecy had long since ended and that the priesthood had been severed from ongoing access to higher authority. According to one rabbinic tradition, prophecy had ended with the destruction of the First Temple in the sixth century BCE. According to another, it ended when Alexander the Great and the Hellenizers arrived two centuries later.
    The priests vigorously rejected this downsizing. The rabbis favored a lunar calendar, says Elior, because they saw it symbolically freeing the nation from dependence on a closed priestly caste locked into the solar calendar and claiming divine authority. They wanted to symbolize instead man’s share in the determination of time and of his own fate. “They declared that human understanding of sacred writings was a legitimate source of authority.” The month would now not commence according to a solar calendar precalculated for eternity but by mortals scanning the sky for the new moon, perhaps disagreeing about the sighting among themselves, perhaps even erring.
    A MODERN-DAY reminder of the rabbinic victory in their epic struggle with the priests can be witnessed outside Orthodox synagogues one night a month, when the congregation emerges to pronounce the prayer for the new moon. In choosing the works that would comprise the biblical canon, says Elior, the principle criteria of the rabbis was to exclude those which invoked the solar calendar and endowed the priests with ongoing divine authority. “They were saying by this, ‘The old age has ended and a new age has begun.'” Similar symbolic moves would follow the French Revolution when a radically new calendar, including a 10-day week, was adopted, and following the Russian Revolution when the Gregorian calendar used in the West was substituted for the Julian calendar followed by the Russian Orthodox Church. The issue was less the measure of time, notes Elior, than the measure of man’s sovereignty.
    Alongside the texts that the rabbis accepted into the canon, they created a parallel framework of oral law which they themselves – not the priests – would develop and which would become ever more relevant over the centuries to the evolving circumstances of Jewish life. The first major compilation, the Mishna, would be completed by 200 CE. In the following centuries, sages in Palestine and Babylonia would complete the Talmud.
    These compilations would remain oral – the ancients having a capacity for memorizing enormous texts – until the eighth or ninth centuries when they were finally put into writing. The sages represented a strongly democratic strain. Study was open to all Jewish men and was not a matter of dynasty and inherited privilege. Rabbi Akiva had been a shepherd. Other sages had been farmers and craftsmen. Resh Lakish was a reformed bandit. The Oral Law, says Elior, was “open to study and interpretation by the entire male Jewish population.” The meritocracy that emerged displaced the hereditary leadership of the priestly clans which had traced their dynasty, link by link, back to Moses’s brother, Aaron. “The rabbis transferred the center of gravity,” says Elior, “from a regular, priestly ritual, anchored in holy time and holy place, to an ever-changing order entrusted to sages from all classes of the population, who took charge of humanly declared time and taught a new perception of holiness.” The debate between the sages and the priests ended abruptly with the Roman conquest.
    Following the destruction of the Temple, the priestly order was shattered and the rabbis were free to reconfigure the playing field. They not only discarded the apocryphal texts but, according to Elior, probably amended some passages in the books they would include in the Bible to minimize references to the solar calendar, to angels and to the story of Enoch. By doing so, the sages prepared the Jewish people for the long haul through the ages. The conduit to the divine was no longer a monumental building in Jerusalem served by a priestly caste. As they went into exile, the Jews took with them the Sabbath and the Bible but were no longer dependent on a specific holy place or on priestly intermediaries. From now on a quorum of 10 ordinary Jews assembling in the humblest of rooms, or in no room at all, could, anywhere in the world talk directly to God.
    abra@netvision.net.il

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  5. A correction of Prof. Rachel Elior’ article from the Sun to the Moon by Asa Singleton.

    . . . They regarded the angels as their heavenly counterparts and saw themselves as working with them to ensure a synchronization of the cosmic order in heaven and on earth. THE MOST tangible earthly manifestation of the solar calendar was the priestly work roster on the Temple Mount. Twenty-four priestly families, the same number as the number of hours in a day, took weekly turns attending to animal sacrifices and other Temple rituals. Like army reservists today, members of one of these families would go up to the Mount on the morning of the first day of the week and officiate until relieved by the next family a week later. These priestly “watches” gave a time frame to the life of the entire community, says Elior. From the time the Temple was built by Solomon in the 10th century BCE, the High Priest was chosen from a family line descended from the priest Zadok, who had carried the Ark of God in David’s time and anointed David’s son, Solomon, as king. The last Zadokite (Sadducee) high priest was ousted during the political chaos that preceded the Hasmonean revolt in the second century BCE.

    Original . . . “members of one of these families would go up to the Mount on Sunday morning and officiate until relieved by the next family a week later. These priestly “watches” gave a time frame to the life of the entire community, says Elior. ”

    Sunday is a Roman calendar day. The day name are not found in the Enoch calendar. Actually using the Enoch’ revealed seasonal calendar, the first day of the week is always 5 days counting from the Spring Equinox. The Equinox for spring will always mark the 4th day of a 7 day week. That is how the calendar works. setting the weeks and the Sabbaths along with the holy days.

    More later on it’s workings and simplicity.

    Raymond
    Artflight@hotmail.com

  6. Have gone back to see if logic works with regard to His crucifixion as noted three years ago was right, 30 A.D.

    Seems my counting was off and now after counting and examining the Equinox for springs from 27 A.D. to 35 A.D., 33 is the year. fits the “Jewish” lunar calendar and Enoch’s revealed followed by His disciples are date to date on.

    After the study, I asked the question on Google, when did He die? Also, just 33 ad! On yahoo answer was right on by one correspondent and this from the Huffington post came up. * * * http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/25/jesus-crucifixion-date-possible_n_1546351.html

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