Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees
There are so many Christians who don’t know who the Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees are and why Yahshua so vehemently condemned. So we will present you with a small amount of Biblical history. The population of Southern Judea during the time of Yahshua, in spite of what Christians believe, was comprised of a mixed multitude including Edomites. Esau’s (means RED) descendants became known as Edomites or Idumeans. And Yahweh hated Esau:
“I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.” (Malachi 1:2-3)
“As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” (Romans 9:13)
Years earlier, more than 95% of the entire House of Israel was taken into captivity and dispersed throughout the world in what is called the diaspora in Greek. A remnant, around 40,000 of those people taken captive in Babylon, returned 70 years later to rebuild the walls and temple of Jerusalem. THERE WAS A MIXED MULTITUDE (mongrel races) ALREADY OCCUPYING THE TERRITORY.
Flavus Josephus (Judahite historian and a military general of priestly and royal descent who lived from 37 A.D., to 100 A.D.) Confirms Edomite occupation in southern Judea.
“That country is also called Judea, and the people Jews; and this name is given also to as many as embrace their religion (Judaism), though of other nations. But then upon what foundation so good a governor as Hyrcanus (grandson of Mattathias patriarch of the Maccabees, a family of Judahite patriots of 2nd and 1st centuries B.C.) Took upon himself to compel these Idumeans (Edomites) either to become Jews or to leave their country, deserves great consideration. I suppose it was because they had long ago been driven out of the land of Edom, and had SEIZED ON AND POSSESSED THE TRIBE OF SIMEON (their land not the people), AND ALL THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, WHICH WAS THE PECULIAR INHERITANCE OF THE WORSHIPERS OF THE TRUE GOD WITHOUT IDOLATRY...”
The late Dr. Bertrand L. Comparet stated:
“During the time that the southern kingdom of Judah was practically empty during the Babylonian captivity, the EDOMITES WERE DRIVEN OUT OF MOUNT SEIR by a heavy invasion of an Arab people, the Nabateans, from the east. So the Edomites were driven westward. Now they couldn’t go southwest or straight west: weren’t strong enough to fight the Egyptians. So they went slightly north of west and TOOK OVER THE SOUTHERLY HALF OF WHAT HAD BEEN THE KINGDOM OF JUDAH, and settled there.
“When the little remnant came back from Babylon, the books of Era and Nehemiah show that 42,600, or something like that, came back. But lists them by their families: and you ran those down and you find that slightly over 8,000 of these were not from any tribe of Israel.
“In other words, only 34,000 of the 42,000 that came back were Israelites of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and a few Levites among them. Now they were too few to drive out these numerous and warlike Edomites; all they could do was settle in the little territory left to them. To give you an idea of the size of that; the entire territory of the twelve tribed nation of Israel before it broke up, set down here in Southern California, would extend form the Mexican border to the southerly part of Los Angeles; and inland from the coast, it never was more than 40 miles wide.
“Now divide that into thirds. The northerly two thirds of that comprised the kingdom of Israel; the ten tribed, northern kingdom. So only the southerly one-third of that was the Kingdom of Judah. Now of that one-third, take out the southerly half of that, now occupied by the Edomites, and the little strip left is all that remains for the true Judahites and Benjamites to settle in. Before the captivity, the tribe of Judah had been on the south, the tribe of Benjamin on the north, with the city of Jerusalem lying right on the boundary line between them. Well, they sorted themselves out as well as they could the way they had before; Judah on the south, and Benjamin pushed to the north.
“But Benjamin couldn’t just move up to the north a little bit, because north of them was Samaria (remember, you divide this twelve tribe territory into thirds), the middle third constituted Samaria. Both Isaiah and Kings and Chronicles tell you that when the Assyrians captured the northern kingdom of Israel and deported all its people, they brought other people from Assyria and settled them in Samaria. Now it purposely failed to say they settled anybody in Galilee, the northern most portion; because they didn’t, they left it vacant. Now the Benjamites were pushed to the north by the Judahites, as they returned after the captivity. They just couldn’t move up into Samaria: that was fully settled. So they had to leap-frog over Samaria to the vacant Galilee, to the north of that.
“Now remember, up in Galilee was Christ’s own home town of Nazareth. He was born in Bethlehem, down close to Jerusalem, but his family home was up in Nazareth. You remember He got nearly all of his converts up in Galilee; and of the twelve disciples only Judas was a Jew. Your Bible calls him Judas Iscariot: and there is no such word as “Iscariot” in any language know the man. It is a corruption of the Hebrew word “Ish Kerioth,” meaning, a man of Kerioth, and Kerioth is a little village down in the southwesterly portion of Judea, down in the territory occupied by the Edomites. So Judas was an Edomite Jew, and he was the only Jew of the twelve. The other eleven were all Galileans, therefore, Benjaminites.
Rabbi Louis Finkelstein, one of the leading authorities on Judaism asserted:
"Parseeism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes of name...THE SPIRIT OF THE ANCIENT PHARISEE SURVIVES UNALTERED."
In a serially produced installment of a best-seller by Jewish author Herman Wouk, we find the heading "The Talmudic Heart's Blood of the Jewish Faith." He says:
"The Talmud is to this day the circulating heart's blood of the Jewish religion. Whatever laws, customs, or ceremonies we observe, whether we are Orthodox, Conservative, Reformed or merely spasmodic sentimentalists, we follow the Talmud. It is our Common Law!"
This last pleased the rabbi very much. This filthy and false story to defame Christ is used in a typical Pharisee lie by Rabbi Louis Finkelstein in his publication "The Pharisees." (See pages xv-xvi of the Foreword) Rodkinson (M. Levi Frumkin), who made the first English translation of the Babylonian Talmud, asks, in the section on the History of the Talmud:
"Is the literature that Jesus was familiar with in his early years yet in existence in the world? Is it possible for us to get at it?...To such inquiries the learned class of Jewish rabbis answer by holding up the Talmud... THE TALMUD then, IS THE WRITTEN FORM OF THAT WHICH, IN THE TIME OF JESUS, WAS CALLED THE TRADITIONS OF THE ELDERS, and to which he makes frequent allusions."
Luke 22:54-59: And the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of truth this fellow (Peter) also was with him: for he is a Galilean.
Herod an Edomite chieftain, conquered and became king of Judea, under the Roman Empire...In 40 B.C., the Romans recognized him as governor with the title, Ethnarch, and in 37 B.C., they formally recognized him as the local King of Judea. Of course, he was subject to Roman foreign policy but he had complete, self-government at home.
In Josephus’“Antiquities of the Jews,” the “Wars of the Jews,” Book 4, chapter 4 and 5, and chapter 6, he continues to tell of the horrible conduct of these Edomite Jews within the besieged city of Jerusalem while it was undergoing siege by Titus in the year 70 A.D. Their robbery and massacre of the inhabitants inflicted probably more casualties than the Roman army did.
In the Jewish Encyclopedia, the article “Edom”...the article “Edom” concludes with these words:
“The Edomites are found today in modern Jewry.
“These Edomites had come in first, when they were given full citizenship by John Hyrcanus; second, they had come in as a wave of conquerors under Herod (that is the same Herod who tried to murder Yahshua as a baby).”
Chapter two of Matthew relates the story of the visit of the Magi to find and worship Yahshua, King of the Israelites. Verse three relates: “When Herod the King heard this, HE WAS TERRIFIED, AND ALL JERUSALEM WITH HIM.” This is followed by the murder of all children two years and younger in Bethlehem as well as all that were in neighborhoods around Bethlehem (verse 16). This is Scriptural support of the facts just presented that Judea was occupied and controlled by Cainite/Edomite Jews.
Revelation 12:1-5 reveals in symbols the enmity between Satan and Yahshua.
“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.”
The successor to Herod (who died in 4 B.C.) Was his son Herod Archelaus to whom was left the kingdom of Judea.
“The Romans were too wise to trust somebody with the kingdom when they didn’t know anything about him. They gave him a trial period as governor under the title Ethnarch; and he gave them 10 years of the most miserable misrule that any nation ever had, 4 B.C., to 6 A.D., and the people finally petitioned Rome to send a Roman to govern them...The Romans tried Herod Archelaus, found him guilty of misrule, banished him to Vienne; and from that time on there were a series of Roman governors called procurators. Pontius Pilate was number six in that series. So the military government was entirely in the hands of the Roman procurators. The collection of taxes for Rome was entirely under the supervision of the Roman procurator. On the other hand, these Herodian Jews had control of the entire religious government and the temple. They also had control of the civil government, in all respects concerning purely local self-government...” (Josephus)
John 11:47-48: “Then gathered the chief priests and the pharisees a council, and said, What do we? For this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him; and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.”
Yahshua the Messiah became a serious threat to the Pharisees and Sadducees. Jesus Christ was explaining to the people, the utter evil of the Jewish economic and religious systems under which they were living (and as we are living today). His utter condemnation is expressed throughout the Gospels.
Some so-called Identity Preachers makes a definitive statement that “the Sadducees and Pharisees are Israelites.” This erroneous doctrine id historically and Biblically inaccurate. As shown above, the Sadducees and Pharisees were predominately Edomites (Joseph of Arimathea was an Israelite). The question raised in regards to the Sadducees and Pharisees being Israelites is: “why would Yahshua condemn Israelites as children of the devil, and offspring of vipers?” God wold then be witnessing against Himself as a “murderer and liar from the beginning.” Yahshua was not wrong, only these false ministers are. Yahshua didn’t resort to profanity, He called the Cainite/Edomites exactly what they were and still are: “a generation of vipers.”
Under the heading “New Testament Scrutiny” on page 63, of his book, “Eve,” Weiland begins leavening some of the most critical passages of scripture having any influence on the two seed lines. He begins by saying:
“The term ‘generation of vipers’ is found in Matthew 3:7, 12:34, 23:33 and Luke 3:7. The seedliners correctly pont out that the Greek word ‘gennema’ translated ‘generatino’ could have also been translated ‘offspring’ or ‘brood’ indicating to the seedliners that the people so addressed were sons of Satan or Satan’s seed line. However, the bible often uses such terms as ‘children,’‘sons,’‘children of hell,’‘children of promise,’‘children of wrath,’‘children of disobedience,’ and ‘children of God,’ and none of these phrases is meant to be taken literally. In other words, neither light, day, hell, promise, wrath, disobedience nor God had sexual relations with a human and produced literal children. Consequently, there is no concrete reason why the phrase ‘generation’ or ‘brood of vipers should be taken literally either...’”
Once again this so-called minister as some others fail to understand the use of metaphors. They don’t know or refuse to acknowledge that metaphors are used: TO GIVE LIFE, ADD SPARK OR IMPACT TO WRITING. TO IDENTIFY OR DESCRIBE ANYTHING IN EASILY REMEMBERED TERMS THAT MAY ADD SIGNIFICANCE TO THE COMMUNICATION. All of the metaphors that these (sic) ministers quote do their appropriate job for the reading in communicating just that which the writer intended him to understand in a real sense. We agree, of course, that neither “light, day, hell, promise, wrath, disobedience nor God HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH A HUMAN AND PRODUCED LITERAL CHILDREN.” All of these titles that describe metaphorically what they represent. Their writers carefully chose them for their accuracy, guided as they were by the Holy Spirit.
The word viper in the Greek is “echindna” pronounced ekh’-ud-nah (#2191) means “adder or other poisonous snake.” Viper is defined as: (1) Any of a family of venomous Old world snakes, especially the common European viper or adder...(2) loosely, any poisonous snake...(3) a venomous, malicious, or treacherous person. (Strong’s Concordance)
“The Westminister Dictionary Of The Bible,” 1944, under viper, p. 629 defines VIPER: as the rendering of Hebrew eph’eh, a venomous serpent referred to as inhabiting the south country (southern Judea). Generation (offspring) of vipers is a perfect description of a “venomous” or poisonous treacherous race that was “inhabiting the south country.” It should be obvious by now that these (sic) ministers and camp cannot evade the hard-hitting reality of the Word of Yahweh dealing with Satan/Serpent/Dragon and the progeny or brood of vipers that are repeatedly condemned.
False teachers: The term ‘generation of vipers’ is used metaphorically in Matthew and Luke as a derogatory appellation (bad name) for the Pharisees and Sadducees. In Matthew 3:9 the Pharisees and Sadducees are SPECIFICALLY identified as ‘children of Abraham’ or as Israelites And think not to say within your selves, WE HAVE ABRAHAM TO OUR FATHER: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
What Weiland and the other false Identity preachers miss is that the stones that Yahshua was speaking of was not the rocks, but of the Israelites that were standing there in the crowd.
False teachers, in reference to Matthew 3:7 says: John the Baptist did not address the Pharisees and Sadducees as being spurious sons of Abraham or from Edomite lineage of Abraham, as the seedliners interpret this verse.
Matthew 3:7: “But WHEN HE SAW MANY OF THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCEES come to his baptism, HE SAID UNTO THEM, O GENERATION OF VIPERS, WHO HATH WARNED YOU (Pharisees and Sadducees) TO FLEE FROM THE WRATH TO COME?”
How much more direct and specific could John have been? He knew who they were and condemned them, NOT AS SEED OF ABRAHAM, BUT AS A BROOK OF VIPERS (evil men). John also shows by his speech that the Jews could not be saved and that the message or baptism was not meant for them. This is a metaphor that has stuck with the Edomite Jews for more than two thousand years, ONLY BECAUSE IT IS AN APPROPRIATE TITLE.
Dr. Abba Hillel Silver, a well known Jew, when writing in the Jewish publication, Liberal Judaism, January, 1949, about the newly created state of Israel declared: "For THE CURSE OF CAIN, THE CURSE OF BEING AN OUTCAST AND A WANDERER OVER THE FACE OF THE EARTH HAS BEEN REMOVED..."
Yahshua never called anyone derogatory names. He was metaphorically specific and accurate. How can Matthew 3:9 be interpreted any other way? Only if changing its meaning is the intent.
Beginning with verse 37 of John 8 we witness Yahshua say: I know that ye are Abraham’s seed (Esau was a direct descendant of Abraham, but he was hated by Yahweh, but he was not recognized as a child of Abraham); but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. He knew these racially mixed Edomites had some Israelite heritage going back to Abraham. But in verses 38 and 44 Yahshua tells explicitly that they are of their father the devil and why they are. When he race mixes with the seed of Satan, he become the seed of Satan.
According to these false ministers in Christian Identity all they have to do to prove their theory is say it is so: Instead, the Pharisees and Sadducees were intending to lay claim to salvation and the ki8ngdom because of their physical lineage, a claim they would never have considered making if they were Cainites of Edomites.
There is not even an indication of this intent by the Pharisees and Sadducees. (Read Matthew 3:1-12 again)
False ministers: Consequently, John essentially informed the Pharisees and Sadducees that their racial lineage alone would not cut it with God. In other words salvation is not by race alone.
When he sees the Pharisee and Sadducees coming, John knows who they are and that they are not coming to be baptized. Their religion and position in government affairs prevents them from being baptized and accepting Yahshua as the Messiah. The false ministers must be ignorant about the extreme differences in theology between the Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes, the three principal religious parties, and Christianity. This is too large a subject to discuss in any detail here, but a few essential points should suffice to prove that the Pharisees and Sadducees were not there for baptism:
1). Pharisees revered the “traditions of the elders,” (that was a corruption and perversion of Mosaic Law by the rabbis), over Yahweh’s holy Word. They were in competition with the Sadducees for power and influence. They came to observe John baptize and witness his influence. They were certainly not at the river together with the Sadducees for the purpose of baptism for repentance.
2). Sadducees were humanist, the wealthy, of high position who lived for one life only and rejected the resurrection. As with the Pharisees, the Sadducees were watching John. They were not coming for baptism for repentance. They would never give up their wealth and position to follow Yahshua. He required those who followed Him to seed first the “Kingdom of Yahweh” not the kingdoms of the world.
After identifying the Pharisees and Sadducees as a brood of vipers, John speaks aloud to everyone gathered at the river. Without segregating his remarks, he knew they were racial mongrels just as we can identify them today as such. It was to them that John addressed his warning of judgment.
How could John’s condemnation have been addressed to those Israelites who, sincere in heart, awaited the promised Messiah and who came in repentance for baptism? The answer is obvious; it was not. How could the enemies of Yahshua accept John as the prophet he was? They did not. How could they come for baptism of repentance when they were just the opposite of penitent? And as the parable of the tares and the wheat shows they Yahweh did not want them to be saved anyway and John knew this. How could they even accept John as the forerunner of Yahshua when they rejected Him?
Anyone who has read any translation of the bible is aware of John’s fate at the hands of King Herod, the Edomite Jew. John’s condemnation only fits the Edomites and Cainites in positions of wealth, and authority, in control of the temple and Jewish government. The Sadducees were just as curious about John the Baptizer as the Pharisees were. YET THEY DID NOT COME TO BE BAPTIZED!
To think, as these false teachers do, that the Pharisees and Sadducees were intending to lay claim to salvation and the kingdom because of their physical lineage, a claim they would never have considered making if they were Cainites or Edomites, is the rankest of leaven. We have great difficulty understanding how any Christian Judeo or otherwise could believe such a contradiction to Biblical and historical truth.
These False Ministers are Dual Nature
No Matter What
If the Pharisees and Sadducees were actually Cainites or Edomites, there would have been no point to John’s point. Rather than telling the Pharisees and Sadducees they needed to repent, John would have pointed out that as non-Israelites they would have had no genetic claim to the kingdom. You can only repent of what you have done, not for who you are. The Pharisees and Sadducees were not from a physical seedline of Satan, but instead were rebellious Israelite children of Abraham.
This is an damnable and provable lie; John warned these enemies about the coming judgement with metaphors and parables: the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. (Matthew 3:10)
Matthew 12:34: “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”
The false ministers say: In this instance, Yahshua labeled the Pharisees a “generation of vipers” because of what was in their hearts, not because of what was in their pedigree. They had bad hearts, not bad genes...
Once again, Yahshua, who does not ever call anyone a bad name, identifies the Jews as O generation (race or progeny) of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. How could He be any more clear? Within an evil person there is an evil heart (a built in capacity for evil), and because the heart is full of evil the mouth speaks evil. No people exemplify this more than world Jewry. Their religion and their reputation reeks of it. (Note that the anti-seedline leaven never talk about Jewish reputation or religion. They know they have no defense against the obvious)
Matthew 23:33: “Ye serpent, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”
The false ministers and single Seedliners declare that because the Pharisees were labeled serpents and a generation of vipers, they must then be literal, physical sons of Satan. By contrast, many non-seedliners understand because that generation of vipers were Pharisees, and thus Israelites, they cannot be a seed line of Satan; unless, of course, a person is willing to say that all Israelites are Cainites.
By looking at the Kenites we can clearly see that Cain had descendants; and they later became the Jews of Yahshua’s day. And that they placed false doctrines in the scriptures.
False Doctrine Placed in the Scriptures
By Kenite Scribes
In the Books of The Chronicles we find recorded there the names and the genealogies of the Tribes of Israel and where their portions of the inheritance is listed.
“These were the sons of Caleb the son of Hur, the firstborn of Ephratah; Shobal the father of Kirjath‑jearim, Salma the father of Bethlehem, Hareph the father of Beth‑gader. And Shobal the father of Kirjath‑jearim had sons; Haroeh, and half of the Manahethites. And the families of Kirjath‑jearim; the Ithrites, and the Puhites, and the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; of them came the Zareathites, and the Eshtaulites. The sons of Salma; Bethlehem, and the Netophathites, Ataroth, the house of Joab, and half of the Manahethites, the Zorites. ‘AND’ THE FAMILIES OF THE SCRIBES which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. THESE ARE THE KENITES that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.” (1 Chronicles 2:50-55)
Other genealogies in the Bible go into great detail and never leaves out a son! (Especially a firstborn son) If one reads Genesis 4:1 correctly, as depicted, it is not there either. Why is Cain totally left out?? Cain's descendants are mentioned separately in Genesis 4:17‑24 and it doesn't list Adam as the father of Cain! WHY???
The next place we find Cain in the Scriptures is Genesis 15:19 and we will have to read verses 18 through 21:
"In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Ammonites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites." (Genesis 15:18‑21) (KJV)
One of these nations among the Canaanites was the KENITES (#7017 Strong's) which were DESCENDANTS OF CAIN. Being that Cain was of the SATANIC SEEDLINE, he would infect his satanic blood AMONG ALL THESE TEN NATIONS. And the "Kenizzites" were Edomites.
In the Peake's Commentary on the bible, page 116 we find this about this mixed group of nations spoken of in Genesis 15:19‑21:
"When the Israelites entered Canaan they found there a VERY MIXED population generally designated by the term Amorite or Canaanite."
The Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible, Abridged by Ralph Earle, page 38, says: "The Kenites. Here are ten nations mentioned, though afterwards reckoned but seven; see Deuteronomy 7:1; Acts 13:19. Probably some of them which existed in Abram's time had been BLENDED with others before the time of Moses, so that seven only out of the ten then remained."
Kenites: "[KEE nights] (metalsmiths)‑‑ the name of a wandering tribe of people who were associated with the Midianites (Judges 1:16) and, later, with the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:6). The Kenites lived in the desert regions of Sinai, Midian, Edom, Amalek, and the Negev. The Bible first mentions the Kenites as one of the groups that lived in Canaan during the time of Abraham (Genesis 15:19); their territory was to be taken by the Israelites (Numbers 24:21‑22). The Kenites were metal craftsmen who may have traced their ancestry to TUBAL‑CAIN (a descendant of Cain) (Genesis 4:22). (from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary) (Copyright (C) 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)
The Wycliff Bible Commentary, editors: Charles F. Pfeiffer & Everett F. Harrison has this to say on page 8, and this quote will cover Genesis 3:14‑15: "CURSED (arûr) ART THOU. The Lord singled out the originator and instigator of the temptation for special condemnation and degradation. From that moment he must crawl in the dust and even feed on it. He would slither his way along in disgrace, and hatred would be directed against him from all directions. Man would always regard him as a symbol of the degradation of the one who slandered God (cf. Isaiah 65:25).
HE WAS TO REPRESENT NOT MERELY THE SERPENT RACE, BUT THE POWER OF THE EVIL KINGDOM. As long as life continued, men would hate him and seek to destroy him. I WILL PUT ENMITY. The word "êbâ" denotes the blood‑feud that runs deepest in the heart of man (cf. Numbers 35:19‑20; Ezekiel 25:15‑17; 35:5‑6) THOU SHALT BRUISE (shûp).
A PROPHECY OF CONTINUING STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE DESCENDANTS OF WOMAN AND OF THE SERPENT TO DESTROY EACH OTHER. The verb shûp is rare (cf. Job 9:17; Psalm 139:11). It is the same in both clauses.
“When translated ‘crush’ it seems appropriate to the reference concerning the had of the serpent, but not quite so accurate in also rendered lie in wait for, aim at or (LXX) watch for. The Vulgate renders it "conteret," "bruise" in the first instance and in this famous passage, CALLED THE PROTEVAGEFIUM, ‘FIRST GOSPEL,’ the announcement of a prolonged struggle, perpetual antagonism, wounds on both sides, and eventual victory for the seed of the woman. “God's promise that the head of the serpent was to be crushed pointed forward to the coming of Messiah and guaranteed victory. Thus assurance fell upon the ears of God's earliest creatures as a blessed hope of redemption."
The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, page 782: "KENITES: Meaning (metalworkers, smiths). Clan or tribal name of semi‑nomadic peoples of South Palestine and Sinai. The Aramaic and Arabic etymologis of the root ‘gyn’ show that it has to do with metal and metal word (thus the Hebrew word from this root, ‘lance’). This probably indicates that the Kenites were metal workers, especially since Sinai and wadi ‘arabah were rich in high grade cooper ore. W.F. Albright has pointed to the Beni Hassan mural in Egypt (19th century B.C.)
“As an illustration of such a WONDERING GROUP OF SMITHS. This mural depicts thirty‑six men, women and children in characteristic Semitic dress leading along with other animals, donkeys laden with MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, weapons and an item which Albright has identified as a BELLOWS.
He has further noted that Lemech's three children (Genesis 4:19‑22) were responsible for HEARDS (Jubal), MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS (Jubal), and METAL WORK (Tubal‑Cain, or Tubal, THE SMITH), the three occupations which seem most evident in the mural...2nd quote from the same article: THE EARLY MONARCHY. During this period a significant concentration of Kenites was located in the southern Judean territory. This is clear from 1 Samuel 15:6 cited above and also from David's relations with them.”
Postexilic references. In 1 Chronicles 2:55 the FAMILIES OF THE SCRIBES living at Jabaz are said to be Kenites. Apparently, during the kingdom and exile periods, certain Kenites had given up NOMADIC SMITHING and had taken on a more sedentary, but equally honorable PROFESSION (?) OF SCRIBE.
Peake's Commentary on the Bible, page 114: "The etymology of the name suggest THAT THEY WERE SMITHS OR ARTIFICERS, a theory which is supported by their association with the Wadi ‘Arabah, where there were copper deposits which had been worked by the Egyptians since the middle of the 3rd millennium.
The Jamieson, Fausset & Brown Commentary On The Whole bible has this to say on Kenite, page 293: "THE FAMILIES OF THE SCRIBES; either civil or ecclesiastical officers of the Kenite origin, WHO ARE HERE CLASSIFIED WITH THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, NOT AS BEING DESCENDED FROM IT, but as dwellers within its territory, and in a measure INCORPORATED with its people."
The Matthew Pool's Commentary On The Holy Bible has this to say on the Kenites, Volume 1, page 778:
"THE SCRIBES; either civil, WHO WERE PUBLIC NOTARIES, WHO WROTE AND SIGNED LEGAL INSTRUMENTS; OR ECCLESIASTICAL...and are here mentioned not as if they were of the tribe of Judah, but because thy dwelt among them, and probably were allied to them by marriages, and so in a manner incorporated with them. Which dwelt, or rather, dwelt; Hebrew, were dwellers. For the other translation, which dwelt, MAY SEEM TO INSINUATE THAT THESE WERE DESCENDANTS OF JUDAH, WHICH THEY WERE NOT; but his translation ONLY SIGNIFIES COHABITATION WITH THEM, for which cause they are here named with them.”
All these things the Jews do today, here in America. And because Christians have listened to the lying, deceiving, traitorous, Priests of Baal, the Judeo-Christian Clergy they have almost destroyed our nation and are fast destroying our people.
Who Were/Are The Kenites?
It is obvious from all this that the scribes in the House of Israel, in the days of the Kings, were Kenites, and that the title of scribes was kept in the family so-to-speak, just as it is in some parts of the world today. So it is obvious that the Israelites allowed them to stay in the land with them because they were the Kenite Scribes that were living in Canaan when Israel first come into the land. After their 40 year trek through the wilderness in their escape from Egypt.
For it is the land of Canaan that Yahweh told Abraham:
“In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: THE KENITES, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.” (Genesis 15:18-21)
These verses are witnesses that Yahweh gave the land to Abram (before He changed his name to Abraham) and some 400-500 years before the Children of Israel returned to the Promised Land under the leadership of first Moses and then Joshua.
Kenites: Strong’s Concordance #7017 Qeyniy (kay‑nee'); or Qiyniy (1 Chronicles 2:55) (kee‑nee'); patronymic from OT:7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin: KJV ‑ Kenite.
Kenites: Strong’s Concordance #7014 Qayin (kah'‑yin); the same as OT:7013 (with a play upon the affinity to OT:7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: KJV ‑ CAIN, Kenite (‑s). (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek‑Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)
Which shows that a Kenite are identified with the descendants of Cain or Kajin. Therefore, Kenites are the descendants of Cain. And since Cain intermarried (mixed race) with pre-Adamic peoples and thus the Kenites were only a partially of Adamic stock; THEY WERE DEFINITELY NOT FROM THE TRIBE OF SHEM, THEREFORE THEY ARE NOT SEMITES.
“The Kenites were a nomadic people whose original home was in the region just south of Palestine, and they were loosely associated with the Amalekites. Balaam, in his prophecy recorded in Numbers 24:20-23, spoke of the Kenites in connection with the Amalekites. “And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly. Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city. And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever. And HE LOOKED ON THE KENITES, AND TOOK UP HIS PARABLE, AND SAID, STRONG IS THY DWELLING PLACE, AND THOU PUTTEST THY NEST IN A ROCK. NEVERTHELESS THE KENITE SHALL BE WASTED, until Asshur shall carry thee away captive. And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this! And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever. And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.” (Numbers 24:15‑25)
Jeremiah the Prophet wrote that Yahweh did NOT speak to, NOR did He give any command to Israel concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices in the day that He brought them out of Egypt.
“For I SPAKE NOT UNTO YOUR FATHERS, NOR COMMANDED THEM IN THE DAY THAT I BROUGHT THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, CONCERNING BURNT OFFERINGS OR SACRIFICES: But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.” (Jeremiah 7:22-24)
Here we can see that Jeremiah has declared that the Kenite scribes had falsified the Law by writing lies into it. This was because the Kenites were worshipers of Baal, and the fact that animal sacrifice was a very important part of the worship of Baal, Jeremiah’s proclamation and denunciation would seem to be substantiated.
Therefore, it is clear that it was the Baal worshiping Kenite Scribes who tampered with the Word of Yahweh. For He would not have commanded His Israel People, to practice the same rites of animal sacrifice that were so important to the Canaanitish worshipers of Baal? Yahweh commanded Israel not to follow the ways of Canaan.
Sacrifices and Burnt Offerings
Joshua tells us in so many words that Yahweh did not ever seek sacrifices as he said:
“That we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or if TO OFFER THEREON BURNT OFFERING OR MEAT OFFERING, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, LET THE LORD HIMSELF REQUIRE IT.” (Joshua 22:23) Therefore, we can clearly see that Joshua did not recognize that burnt offering or meat offering was ordained by Yahweh; or he would never have said “Let the Lord Himself require it.”
In stead it is just as it is recorded in Jeremiah 7:23: “THUS SAITH THE LORD OF HOSTS, THE GOD OF ISRAEL; put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. For I SPAKE NOT UNTO YOUR FATHERS, NOR COMMANDED THEM IN THE DAY THAT I BROUGHT THEM OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT, CONCERNING BURNT OFFERINGS OR SACRIFICES: BUT THIS THING COMMANDED I THEM, SAYING, OBEY MY VOICE, AND I WILL BE YOUR GOD, AND YE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE: AND WALK YE IN ALL THE WAYS THAT I HAVE COMMANDED YOU, THAT IT MAY BE WELL UNTO YOU. But THEY HEARKENED NOT, NOR INCLINED THEIR EAR, BUT WALKED IN THE COUNSELS AND IN THE IMAGINATION OF THEIR EVIL HEART, AND WENT BACKWARD, AND NOT FORWARD.” (Jeremiah 7:21-24)
Our Redeemer Yahweh told His people to hear Moses and the Prophets. For Yahweh said to His Israel People while they were wandering in the wilderness: “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” (Exodus 19:5-6)
We also find that a little later on in the Book of Leviticus 26:3-12 these words: “If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them...And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.” Nothing is said about sacrifices or offerings here. So we must conclude that the Kenite, the Jewish scribes distorted the Word of God to say things that it is not supposed to say.
Thus we can clearly see that the false ministers continue to deny the truth of Yahshua’s word because of their ignorance or denial that the territory of Judah became racially mixed with Edomites and Cainites (Canaanites). This is shown above from the writings of Josephus.
The Gospels, especially Matthew and John are filled with condemnation of the Scribes, Pharisees, and Sadducees by John the baptizer and Yahshua. Matthew 23:31-35 states:
“Thus you witness against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill, up, then, the measure of your fathers. You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, that upon you may come allo the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. Truly, I say to you, all this will come upon this generation (race or progeny).” (Revised Standard Version)
As you can see these verses “speak volumes” in summarizing Yahshua’s condemnation of an evil progeny. From Cain, who slew Abel, through all generations of Adamic/Israel prophets and wise men that were murdered, including the prophet Zachariah, there is only one people that could possibly be responsible. The perpetrators, that Yahshua clearly identifies, were and still are guided by a Satanic spirit. The Jews have a spiritual conduit to their ancestral father and we who are Christian/Israel have a spiritual conduit to our heavenly Father. The evidence of the works of the children from each clearly supports the accuracy of this thesis.
The false ministers or one seedliners claim that because the Pharisees and their progenitors were charged with the murders of all the righteous from Abel to Zachariahs, THEY CANNOT BE ISRAELITES BUT INSTEAD MUST BE CAINITES (CANAANITES) OF THE SEED OF SATAN. The truth is that because the Pharisees and their forefathers were indicted for the murder of the righteous martyrs, they cannot be Cainites but instead must be Israelites.
The Seedline adherents will obviously balk at such a notion. However, in order for the seedliners’ hypothesis regarding the Pharisees in Matthew 23 to be valid, it is incumbent upon them to identify the other Cainites (Canaanites, besides Cain) who were responsible for murdering any of the prophets or righteous men in the Old Testament. It was not the Cainites (Canaanites) who killed the prophets sent to the Israelites. In every instance it WAS THE ISRAELITES, themselves, who were responsible for those crimes.
The Judeo/Christian interpretation of all Yahshua’s condemnations of the Pharisees and Sadducees hold that He is simply upset with a small number of Jewish religious leaders, because they believed the law more than his teachings. He was not angry at the whole community of Jews because, after all, they are God’s chosen people are they not? IT IS THIS KIND OF IGNORANCE THAT HAS BLINDED ISRAEL SO THOROUGHLY.
The following verse from the book of John puts the lie to that statement, from John 5:45‑47: “Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For HAD YE BELIEVED MOSES, YE WOULD HAVE BELIEVED ME: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?”
That which the false minister and the Judeo-Christian churches do not understand is the racial message in Yahshua’s statement. He was condemning the Cainite (Canaanite) Edomite pagan influence that corrupted most of the Israelite kingdoms. The mongrel Cainite-Canaanite-Edomite whatever his position, be it Pharisee, Sadducee or Scribe, involved in every Israelite kingdom, he changed the Word of Yahweh or abhorred it in favor of paganism. Every king that rebelled against the Law of Yahweh, did so with the aid and advice of the Cainite (Canaanite) pagan advisors. The evidence says it is so even if the bible does not relate it specifically. This disobedience, in turn, brought a curse upon the king and the people they had power over. This power of the “hidden hand,” over the course of nations, has been continuing many, many years right up to the present time.
Satan is a prominent enemy against Yahshua and the True Israelites as an adversarial spiritual power. He is ever present in all of these destructive acts. In Luke, chapter 4, we read about Satan’s temptation of Yahshua as a real force in attempting to completely control this world without any resistance. But Yahshua, even after fasting forty days in the wilderness, perhaps to experience the desperation of hunger in the human condition, resisted completely and denied Satan. In verse 14: “And Jesus RETURNED IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT into Galilee and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.”
It would appear that Yahshua had put aside His power in order for Satan to get close enough to Him to tempt Him in the wilderness, which was to show us that He could be tempted like any normal Israelite. Then when He had been tempted and had refused Satan He once again took back His power.
We have too little knowledge of specifically how Satanic evil influence affects humans. But if we pay attention to Scripture, both the old Covenant, and the New, we know there is protection we can have even against the devil and his children.
Ephesians 6:11-13: “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and have done all to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked (not dual natured individuals). And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”
Notice: The only part of the body which does not have armour is the back; so we should understand that Israelites are not to turn their back on the enemy but always face him in battle.
The above message is only one of many throughout the Bible that prove how men are attracted by spiritual powers, according to their heritage or nature, to do acts that are for good or evil. How do the false ministers in Christian Identity, with their “Dual Nature of man” doctrine, deal with these spiritual powers that greatly influence humans to whom they are directed? They avoid the subject entirely and say nothing about it. We believe that may be the smartest thing they say in all their false teachings. (Taken, in part, from “The Apple Story,” pp. 77-90)