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The Book of Beginnings

                    Creation and Its Restoration

Genesis, the very first book in the Bible, has been the subject of countless attacks but the truth of its teachings has stood impregnable. For Genesis is the beginning and lays the foundation for “The Story the Bible Tells.”

Of all the numberless books printed, the Bible is, and always has been, the best seller. It is possessed by millions, yet few really read it, and fewer still, read it with comprehension or realize the story it tells. Many causes contribute to this lack of understanding; chief, perhaps, are the erroneous interpretations which prevailed.

One can converse with men and women in varying walks of life, the conviction comes to us that they have not rejected the Bible or its teachings, but they have questioned the false presentation of its truths. The interpretation and the teaching of the message contained in this Book as the Judeo-Christian theologians and teachers have presented it, has failed to make a rational appeal; and too often has closed the Book to intelligent thinkers.

From this standpoint, we have questioned the studiously minded, and have discussed with many, the meaning of different Biblical passages. The result has been the conviction that a simple outline which brings out and emphasizes the human characters in this unparalleled story, may be the means of creating a sympathetic interest in this Book of books, which does not exist today. And, further, that it may instill a desire for deeper study and a more thorough understanding of the Bible.

                                     The Bible

It staggers the mind at how many of our brothers and sisters, who call themselves “Christian” and know absolutely nothing about the Bible or who it is about and who it is to. When confronted with some scripture they always, ALWAYS attack the one who has tried to give them some knowledge. But you will see they never, one time, state what they believe to be the truth. Only that the writer is in error and is all sorts of an evil person. Which only shows their ignorance.

Oh they say they will pray for that evil person, so that their god will lead them in the path to go, but they do not pray to Yahweh they pray to a false god; one who has already led them astray. For they have been led by and listen to Jewish fables which the Scriptures tell us that will turn a man/woman away from the truth.

“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. FOR THE TIME WILL COME WHEN THEY WILL NOT ENDURE SOUND DOCTRINE; BUT AFTER THEIR OWN LUSTS SHALL THEY HEAP TO THEMSELVES TEACHERS, HAVING ITCHING EARS; AND THEY SHALL TURN AWAY THEIR EARS FROM THE TRUTH, AND SHALL BE TURNED UNTO FABLES.” (2 Timothy 4:1-4)

If I am to be a good steward to Yahweh then what am I supposed to do if I believe that the people err from the Word of Yahweh?

“This witness is true. Wherefore REBUKE THEM SHARPLY, THAT THEY MAY BE SOUND IN THE FAITH; NOT GIVING HEED TO JEWISH FABLES, AND COMMANDMENTS OF MEN, THAT TURN FROM THE TRUTH.” (Titus 1:13-14)

What reward will I get for showing them the truth and convincing them to study to make themselves approved?

“Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” (James 5:19-20)

They are like the Pharisees, scribes and Sadducees in the time of Christ,

“For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.” (John 5:46)

Those who try to teach the truth to the lawless and deceived, those who are still in the world hate them with an undying passion, because that one points out their own failures, and for that, because of their own pride which will not allow them to see the truth, will hate him just as the world hates Christ.

“For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. NOT AS CAIN, WHO WAS OF THAT WICKED ONE (Satan, the Jews father), and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. MARVEL NOT, MY BRETHREN, IF THE WORLD HATE YOU. We know that we have passed from death unto life, BECAUSE WE LOVE THE BRETHREN (The White Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred people). HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN DEATH.” (1 John 3:11-14)

Which goes to show exactly what Yahweh was talking about when He was speaking these words:

“MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE:

And why are they destroyed for lack of knowledge? “BECAUSE THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I WILL ALSO REJECT THEE THAT THOU SHALT BE NO PRIEST TO ME:

This is in reference to what Yahweh said in Exodus 19:5-6: “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.”

“Seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings. For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD. Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.” (Hosea 4:6-12)

When told that, they grow even more belligerent and say I read everything; and that is the problem they read it, and do not understand a thing about what is written. It is beyond them, and slips by in the night so-to-speak.

There is a growing, proliferating need, for our people to know their racial and spiritual identity in the Plan of God! Millions of our White Christian Caucasian people are yearning and searching, thirsting and fainting for a deeper meaning for their life!

They are searching to find the meaning behind their existence and being as the Children of Light upon this earth. Why was I born? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? What is my ultimate end? Who were my ancestors? What is God's will for my life?

These and many other questions are gripping the hearts of many of our young people! Behind all of this unrest, uncertainty, confusion, frustration and bewilderment, lies the unmistakable truth that our people are searching for their Ancestral Roots, they are searching for their Identity.

ALL TOO MANY ARE BEING LED TO FALSE GODS, BE­CAUSE THE CLERGY OF ORGANIZED RELIGION, EVANGE­LISTS, AND TEACHERS HAVE FAILED THE COMMISSION, THEY CLAIM,  WAS GIVEN TO THEM BY ALMIGHTY GOD AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST; BUT THEIR WORKS PROVE, THAT IS A LIE, THEIR WORKS PROVE THEY ARE REALLY WORKING FOR SATAN!

America has al­most lost two gener­ations! The present living Christian White people are a people who have been separated and estranged from their history, their culture, and their heri­tage in Jesus Christ.

We will never be able to understand how those who teach in Organized Reli­gion, can know so many Scriptures, by heart, but never come to a realization or understanding of just what the Bible truly is.

Then when the Truth is presented to them they will simply close their eyes and stop their ears so that they cannot see or hear that Truth! And begin to cry out to high heaven; I do not wish to clutter my mind with such Racist Trash, thus denying Almighty God, His Word, the Lord Jesus Christ and the History of their people Israel.

"For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets [Clergy] and your rulers [Gov­ernment and Church Leaders], the seers [Pastors, Ministers etc.] hath he cov­ered. And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned [Clergy, Pastors, Ministers, Teachers etc.], saying, read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed...Whe­refore the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me...therefore...their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent [cautious] men shall be hid." (Isaiah 29:10‑14)

Zechariah told us:

"But they refused to hearken...and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets..." (Zechariah 7:11‑12)

That truth being: THE HOLY BIBLE IS THE BOOK OF ADAM'S RACE, THE WHITE ANGLO‑SAXON, GERMANIC, CELTIC, SCANDINAVIAN AND KINDRED PEOPLE OF THE WORLD!

"This is the book of the generations of Adam [his race]. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called Their name Adam, in the day when they were created." (Genesis 5:1‑2)

   Thus it is very clear, the Holy Bible, is the Book of Adam's Race. This is the declaration made in Genesis 5:1. The Bible is the family of one race, the race of Adam. This is what the Bible states about itself! So we must come to the realization that this fact becomes one of the most important of all our Christian pre-suppositions.

They have been robbed, and stripped of their racial, and spiritual inheritance by the culture distorting enemies of Christianity. Our people are lost, they have been blinded from recognizing the truth, their minds have been negated, and they have lost the ability to think conceptually, the news media, public schools, denominational pulpits, the university and college classrooms, have cut off, and blacked out of the minds, of our people, all truth and knowledge about their past heritage, duty and purpose in the plan of God. Our Christian Caucasian people, have been robbed and fleeced out of their racial and spiritual heritage, they have become chattel slaves to the elite money masters of this nation, and the world. The time has come for the Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, Germanic, Scandinavian, Nordic, Slavic and kindred people  to rise up and claim their birthright under Jesus Christ!

It becomes a foundation of truth upon which we build our faith! The implications of this Biblical Presup­position, this beginning point in our Chris­tian thinking and understanding of the Holy Bible, is crucial to the preservation of our Christian faith and of the race of Adam: the White Race!

When we understand what this Divine Truth means: "This is the book of the generations of Adam [his race]," we will see a rebirth of our Christian Faith take place in a world which denies both Jesus Christ our savior and the Bible!

Since the declaration of the Scripture is that the Bible is "...THE BOOK...OF...ADAM..." it becomes imperative that we explore, ponder and investigate all we can about the man Adam. Our first great clue to understanding the man Adam is to know the meaning of his name.

The Word Adam is translated from a Hebrew word "aw‑damn" or "aw‑dam." (#119 and #120 in Strong's Concordance) The word "Adam" means "RUDDY" (#120), "TO SHOW BLOOD (in the face), FLUSH OR TURN ROSY, BE (made) RED (ruddy)." This clearly shows, the Hebrew meaning of the word "ADAM" identifies him as a WHITE MAN. Adam was ruddy...he could blush...he could show blood in the face. Adam was the beginning of the White Race upon this earth.

Therefore, the Holy Bible is the History of the White Race; Later to become known as "ANGLO‑ SAXONS" after Isaac as the Scriptures relate. For God said:

"...IN ISAAC SHALL THY SEED BE CALLED." (Genesis 21:12)

"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying...AND THEY [children of Israel and others] SHALL PUT MY NAME [CHRIST ‑ ian] UPON THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL; and I will bless them." (Numbers 6:22, 27)

THE BIBLE IS NOT THE HISTORY OF ANY OTHER RACE, AND ANYONE SEEKING TO MAKE THE BIBLE A MULTI‑RACIAL BOOK, IS TEACH­ING DOCTRINE CONTRARY TO WHAT THE BIBLE ITSELF TEACH­ES.

The story begins in Genesis and ends with Revelation. It is one of interest and the history of one Race of people; the cries of the Judeo-Christian clergy to the contrary notwithstanding and is appealing to those who have learned their true identity, and captivating in interest from beginning to end.

In Genesis we have a fascinating account of the creation of the heavens and the earth. Then we are shown that a disaster overwhelmed that creation and produced chaos. Immediately following, we are given an account of the reestablishment of order and perfection; and we are told of the sequence of events in that reestablishment; and of the birth of Adam kind, with explicit instructions for their behavior and habits of life. We are clearly shown that Adam man’s disobedience to the Divine commands is responsible for his suffering and sorrow; and we are given an outline of the establishment of government upon earth, and the record of the disasters following misrule.

Subsequently came the call of on individual, whose posterity was to develop into a Kingdom race. We are told how that race was formed into a Kingdom; a race and a Kingdom whose responsibility was to administer the law in equity; and to establish peace upon the earth.

Then follows the history of that race in its many divisions and details; the activities of the nations surrounding them, as they are instrumental in affecting the plans and purposes of God concerning His people and their destiny. We have the story of a line of rulers, and the final coming of the King of kings.

The Bible also records the history and gives the messages of great reformations, as the prophets denounced national sins, calling the people to amend their behavior and practices. Through its pages are woven the warp and woof of the History of His people and their destiny, as God calls both the individual and the nation to arise to their responsibilities.

From the Old Testament on through the New, the theme of the story is the same. Failure to recognized the continuity of that story has led to much misunderstanding of it. The story ends with the founding of the Kingdom, with peace and happiness established in the earth. We are shown the perfection of the Kingdom age, when all will enjoy the rewards of their labors. Sickness, sorrow and death will no longer hold sway. Then will be ushered in that Utopia for which men have longed, but which in they own might and power has been beyond their accomplishment.

The story is not only fascinating, it is true. Each one of us an actor in the greatest drama of all ages. The massage, told in detail, is more thrilling than any story man could ever write. The past of God’s Israel people is recorded; the present is given; the future is foretold; all with unerring accuracy. The student and the reader may clearly comprehend the full message.

       The Creation of the Heavens and the Earth

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

The Hebrew word here translated “create” means to prepare, form, or fashion.

Our purpose is to show the scientific accuracy of the formation of the heavens and the earth as set forth in this first verse of Genesis.

Here is an assertion, “In the beginning.” when and where that beginning was, we do not know, but that there was a beginning both the Bible and science agree. This statement carries us back into the dim past and covers eons of years. It is beyond the reach of the human mind and understanding. There are, however, blank pages upon which science may write its records of investigation, covering the creation of the heavenly bodies, and all that mineralogists and geologists claim for the antiquity of the earth. No man can deny the assertion here made of a beginning. Neither is it repugnant to a reasonable man. Even science agrees that there must have been a first cause that brought about the creative act. The Bible states, “God created.” The result of this creation was the heavens and the earth.

The existence of a creator must either be accepted or rejected. Acceptance of such a creator places us on a firm foundation. Rejection leaves us a thousand unanswered problems:

“And the earth as without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.”

This second verse shows the earth in a state of confusion and chaos. Scientific investigation has proven that this was the condition of the world at some time in the remote past. Yet both Isaiah and Jeremiah emphatically declare that the earth was not created in a state of confusion and emptiness, but that it was brought forth by God in perfection and ready for arbitration. This chaotic condition described in the second verse, came as a the result of a prehistoric disaster, brought about by rebellion.

The creation account in this first chapter of Genesis implies two types of activity: first, a renewal of a prior creation, such as the heaven and the earth, with its plant life; second, a new creation, such as animal life and human beings. (The reason for creation is given in Revelation 4:11. The Creator is stated to be the Son, through whom god made all things. (See John 1:1-3; Ephesians 3:9; Isaiah 44:24) Isaiah declared the earth was not created in vain, that is “tohu” or ruin. (Isaiah 45:18) Jeremiah said the earth became a ruin, that is, confusion and emptiness, in a destruction of a pre-Adamic race, when their cities were wiped out and life perished from off the earth. (Jeremiah 4:23-28)

From the third verse on we have a true scientific account, in a very much condensed form, of the renewal of a former creation as it is again brought into perfection. Here is given the history of the various stages of that new development. Following this is a statement of the fact that a new creation in the form of life, both animal and human, came into existence.

Man, whom God created in Genesis 1:27 was told:

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:28)

That this meant for men to actually replenish the earth with men, which had been destroyed is shown in the following verse:

“And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” (Genesis 9:1)

God had destroyed man from that portion of the earth and Noah and his sons were instructed to “replenish” what had once been, but had been destroyed.

               And the Spirit of God Moved Upon

                         The Face of the Waters

This planet was overwhelmed by a physical disaster in prehistoric times. Now the period had come when chaos was to give place to order. The beginning of that restoration is declared to be when the Spirit of God began to brood over the wreckage of this part of His universe.

Some men attribute orderly creation, in its intricate form and mathematical and scientific accuracy, to mere chance. The true scientist knows this is not so, even though he may fail to recognize God as the Creator. He sees the intricate mechanism of the universe, its perfect and delicate balance, with a realization of its wonders, when the telescope sweeps the heavens and the microscope details the invisible. Let those who attribute this to mere chance, answer the question which was put to a class by a Godly professor:

“How long would it take a blind giant, hammering upon an anvil, to produce a watch?

Until an answer can be given to that question, it is foolish to attribute orderly creation to undirected, titanic forces.

As order began to appear out of chaos, light became visible on the earth. With the forming of light, its opposite appeared, and darkness was created. (Isaiah 45:7) A line of demarcation was placed between the light and darkness as rotation began. An age ended with the close of this first period of activity.

We are told in the account that the evening and the morning were the first day. The Hebrew word here translated “day” can as readily be rendered age, or period. Peter (2 Peter 3:8. Let it be remembered that the Christian dispensation has been called the day of grace, yet that day has now lasted for nearly two thousand years. Hebrews 11:3 refers to the period of the renewal of creation: “Through faith we understand that the worlds (that is ages), were formed by the Word of God.”) defines a day with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Whatever length of time as given to this first period, with orderly process during its duration, it finally came to an end. Thus the beginning and the ending of an age were completed.

A new period then began. During this time the waters which were upon the earth were divided from those which were above the firmament, and the great expanse of air placed between. Thus was created a physical condition far different from that which exists today.

“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And GOD MADE THE FIRMAMENT, AND DIVIDED THE WATERS WHICH WERE UNDER THE FIRMAMENT FROM THE WATERS WHICH WERE ABOVE THE FIRMAMENT: and it was so.” (Genesis 1:6-7)

The gases, forming the air we breathe, came into being in their right chemical combination at this time.

The whirling expanse of water, hundreds of miles above the earth, formed a canopy around the world, reserved, as Peter (2 Peter 3:5-6. Job, also, likens the watery expanse above the firmament to a molten looking glass. (Job 37:18) Thus he refers to the heaven of the antediluvian period) tells us, for the day of destruction that came at the time of the Deluge. We will speak of this alter on.

We can only conjecture the nature of the forces that drove this mass of water to whose heights where it became stabilized as a sort of canopy over the earth, and that formed the gases which constituted the atmosphere. However. It is clearly that they were of titanic proportions in both power and activity.

The age ended with the same scientific and orderly progress as that which occurred during the first period.

               The Earth Prepared for Habitation

The second age ended in the separation of the waters on the earth from the waters above, with the firmament between. It was in this age that the earth itself was prepared for the coming of life. The waters upon the earth were gathered into seas, and dry land appeared.

The first form of life to appear upon the earth was vegetation. The great expanse of water above the firmament acted like a glass of a gigantic greenhouse, so that world-wide tropical conditions prevailed. The result was a luxurious growth of vegetation.

To this age can be assigned the formation of our coal fields. Their structure bears evidence of rapid growth in a tropical age when vegetation reached enormous proportions. That this condition was worldwide is evidenced by the fact that coal deposits formed during this period are found in every region from the Arctic to the Equator and from the Equator to the Antarctic. Science agrees that such a condition existed in prehistoric times.

The quick growth of this new vegetation upon virgin soil reached gigantic proportions, only to be buried under ne deposits upon which appeared new growth, which, in its turn, disappeared beneath still later vegetation.

A significant statement is made regarding the orderly process of that vegetation: “Each yielding seed after his kind.” This excludes the possibility of one form and species of plant developing into another. The process of selecting and propagating new species by scientific methods today does not violate that law. Left to itself such new development would return to its original state and continue to yield seed after its kind. Man can hinder or accelerate, but he cannot change this immutable law of God. (Man, by a process of trial and error, strives to bring to perfection his own undertakings. Because of this apparent evolution within the confines of his activities, he attributes the same process to all creation. Isaiah 55:8-9 declares there is a tremendous difference between the methods of man and the ways of God)

This age finally ended and conditions became ready for the events of the next period.

It is well to remember that the order of creation, as given in the first chapter of Genesis, is in absolute accord with the true facts as set forth by science. First, the creation of the heavens and earth, followed by plant life, then life in the sea and in the air, and then on the land, and last, but not lest, the creation of man.

The Placing of the Orbits of the Heavenly Spheres

Astronomy tells a wonderful story of the alignment of the planets in the heavens at the beginning of the Adamic period, Thus began a new rotation of cycles, the progress of which is marked upon the dials of the heavens. Here are shown the advancing ages up to and including the preset time and beyond into the future. The movement of the heavenly bodies would compel the conclusion that such a realignment of the planetary system took place in the manner here presented.

The statement is made, “He made the stars also.” This is evidently a reference to a remote period in the past when the heavenly bodies were created.

“These are the generations of THE HEAVENS and of the earth WHEN THEY WERE CREATED, in the day that THE LORD GOD MADE the earth and THE HEAVENS.” (Genesis 2:4)

“Thus saith God the LORD, HE THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS, AND STRETCHED THEM OUT; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein.” (Isaiah 42:5)

“Drop down, YE HEAVENS, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I THE LORD HAVE CREATED IT.” (Isaiah 45:8)

“I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, EVEN MY HANDS, HAVE STRETCHED OUT THE HEAVENS, AND ALL THEIR HOST HAVE I COMMANDED.” (Isaiah 45:12)

“For thus saith THE LORD THAT CREATED THE HEAVENS; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:18)

The sun and moon were obscured by the watery expanse above the earth and so their illumination is called, “the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night.” (Genesis 1:16) This defines the exact result of the diffusion of light from above as the sun and moon, each in their turn, illuminated and penetrated the watery canopy with their light.

These heavenly bodies were created to divide the day from the night, and for seasons, and for days and years. A book could be written setting forth the truths presented in this statement. Suffice it to say, that the constellations were made and the present Zodiac, with its subdivisions named, was placed in a belt about the celestial expanse. Revelations were thus made to the ancients in grand pictorial star-groupings, and they have agreed ever since with the broad expanse of Adam kinds’ history.

The control of the seasons and days and years is well understood. This period did not mark the beginning of the creation of the heavenly bodies, or of light, but it was the beginning of cycles in their relation to the earth and its orbit, that they might rule as here predicted. Light existed previously, but now began the orderly process of the planets and the earth, in their relation one to the other, and in their relation to life upon the earth as they kept pace with the ages which were now to follow. (The witness of the stars corroborates in all details the story the Bible tells. Job refers to some of these heavenly signs. (Job 9:9; 38:31; see also Amos 5:8) Man’s life span is but a day’s duration as measured by the great  equatorial year. That year is 25,827 earth years. Divide this time by 365 ¼, the number of days in a solar year, and it equals 70 years, plus the period of gestation)

                    Israel’s Sons and the Zodiac

                              By: Rev. Bishop J.H. Allen

The Psalmist said, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” (Psalm 19:1) In this text of Scripture we have two clauses, the second telling us that the firmament shows or reveals the handiwork of God; or, in other words, that when we look upon the glittering heavens on a dark night there is revealed to us, who dwell upon the earth, the

handiwork of God.

David was so lost in wonder at the stupendousness of it all, he, together with all mankind, seeming so small, that he exclaimed:

“When I consider Thy heavens, the word of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained, what is man, that Thou are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:3-4)

The first part of the sentence does not tell us that the heavens show or reveal the glorious handiwork of God, but that they “declare” something, and this is the truth that we desire to consider and to which we wish to call your thoughtful attention; that the heavens, as well as showing the handiwork of God, also declare His glory. Now, the heavens, in order to declare, state, or tell anything, must have some way of making it known to us; and this is just what the Psalmist meant when he said:

“Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (Psalm 19:2-4)

Therefore, since Holy Writ tells us that the heavens have power to declare the glory of God, we are led to understand that the heavens have somehow, in some way, been endowed with the power of speech, or language, by which they may declare these things; and that their voice and their words have gone out through all the earth. For nothing can be declared without speech, language, words or voice, to proclaim that which is to be made known.

We must, then, endeavor to learn the language in order to understand what the heavens declare. Why were the stars and the other lights in the firmamental heavens created? One reason is, of course that they should be for lights to divide the day form the night. Yet four other reasons are found in the following verse, “Let them be fore signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.”

To take the last of those reasons, “for years,” we find that Mazzaroth, or the twelve signs of the Zodiac, is the apparent path of the sun on the wall of the sky, as viewed from the earth, while it is making its annual revolution around the sun. The earth’s progress is, or may be, computed nightly by the twelve constellations or star groupings through which it passes month by month as it makes a yearly trip in 365 and a fraction days.

As to the third reason, “for days,” in the 89th Psalm concerning the covenant promises to David regarding the perpetuity of his seed and his throne, we have the following:

“His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven...His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before Me. It shall be established for ever, as the moon.”

Herein are three expressions used in connection with “for ever:” 1). “as the days of heaven,” 2). “as the sun,” and 3). “as the moon.” They are all astronomic phrases; the sun is the light of the earth by day; the moon, its light by night; “the days of heaven” are produced by the diurnal motion of the earth on its axis; days tolled off by heavenly or celestial motion, time itself being only a record of astronomic motion.

The lights in the firmament of the heaven were also “for seasons,” dividing the year into spring, summer, autumn and winter. These are determined by the period of time it takes for the earth to move through three constellations of the Zodiac.

But, first, the lights in the firmament were “for signs,” and as soon as we learn the signs, we shall be able to understand what the heavens declare. “What!” cries someone, “learn the signs?” Yes, learn the signs. People say, “I can read music.” But, we ask, how can they read music except they first learn the signs? It is impossible to read it any other way; signs such as a treble and a bass cleft, various notes and rests must all be understood by the reader of music. For example, we are communicating with you now by signs. The very letters on this page are a set of arbitrary signs, words signs, to convey our thoughts to you.

In the same way the stars in the heavens are for signs. The names of the constellations show forth the glory of God in that they declare, as we purpose to show, the same general and fundamental facts which are found recorded in the Bible.

The name Mazzaroth, if it had been translated instead of being transferred, would have rad “the twelve signs.” (Job 38:32) The twelve constellations which form the circle of the Zodiac appearing in the visible heavens in their seasons have been called throughout the ages by all nations everywhere, “the twelve signs.” These twelve signs correspond to and are perfectly analogous with the twelve sons of Jacob; the twelve patriarchs or heads of the twelve tribes of Israel. The name of each sign is connected in some way with one of the tribes of Israel.

In some instances the name of the constellation contains the meaning of the name of a tribe, or it refers to some special historic fact or prophetic utterance concerning one of the tribal heads, in such a manner as to identify it with one or the other of the twelve sons of Jacob.

Thus, of Reuben, the first-born of Leah and Jacob, it is said:

“Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it.” (Genesis 49:4)

Reuben is identified with Aquarius, the water man. The name Reuben means “Behold the man,” or, as Leah said at his birth, “See, a man,” but he proved himself to be a man unstable as water. Aquarius, the water man, literally means, “poured out like water,” and the sign is always represented as a man pouring out water. Reuben, the man unstable as water, thus become the water man.

Another one of these twelve signs is called Gemini, and is defined as meaning “brethren joined.” It is a remarkable fact that when Levi the third son of Jacob and Leah, was born, his mother said, “Now this time will my husband be joined unto me because I have borne him three sons.”

Therefore, she called his name “Joined” or “Levi,” for “Levi” means joined, as the marginal reading shows. But it is also a fact that while Lah, who felt that she was hated, was greatly pleased at the birth of Simeon, the second son, she could not feel that her husband was really joined in heart to her until Levi was born. Another notable feature concerning these two sons is found in the following:

“Simeon and Levi are brethren’ instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honor, be not thou united; for in their anger they slew a man...Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel.” (Genesis 49:5-7)

These brethren correspond to the constellation Gemini.

Of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob and Leah, it is said:

“Judah is a lion’s whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up; he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?” (Genesis 49:9)

There is a constellation in the Zodiac called Leo, which means “the lion.” In the charts or maps of the celestial heavens Leo is always represented by the figure of a great rampant lion, standing on his hind feet, and leaping forth with one of his forepaws lifted ready to strike a writhing serpent. The family ensign of Judah has always been a lion, and that it was under this standard that the tribes of Issachar and Zebulun, with Judah, gathered and camped, and by the side of which they marched throughout the forty years of their wanderings in the wilderness. Paul says, “It is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah.” (Hebrews 7:14), in consequence of which he is called “the Lion of the tribe of Judah.”

Of Zebulun it is written:

“Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships.” (Genesis 49:13)

The counterpart of Zebulun is the constellation or sign of Cancer, meaning the crab, dweller of the sea, not a deep-sea dweller, but an inshore dweller, a dweller in the heavens or harbors. This sign Cancer also illuminates the sun’s course northward in summer. Hence, it is the sign f the summer solstice that, when reached, is like the haven or harbor, the point at which the sailor must turn and go back again.

“Argo,” which means a ship, is one of the decants or side pieces of the constellation of Cancer; the sea dweller. Ships and their crews are ever going to an fro from the havens of the sea. Thus is emphasized the fact that the star signs in the sky corroborate the prophecy, “Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships.”

“Dan,” it is declared:

“Shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse’s heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.” (Genesis 49:17)

In the margin we have “arrow-snake” instead of “adder.” Also, in the heavens, among the twelve signs, there is one called Scorpio, the Scorpion. One of the decants of the constellation of Scorpio is Hercules, the strong man wounded in the heel; and also Ophinchus, the one battling with the serpent, is stung in one heel. Woe to him who goes to war with Dan, for he and Scorpio are figuratively one and the same.

The forty-ninth chapter of Genesis says of Gad:

“A troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last.” (Genesis 49:19)

And in Deuteronomy we read, “Blessed be he that enlargeth God.” Take the name of Gad and reverse it as the Hebrew does, in reading from right to left, and you have Dag, which is the Hebrew for fish. Among the twelve constellations we have Pisces, the fishes, which is always represented by two fishes in the act of swimming, one to the northward and one along the ecliptic.

Concerning Joseph, it is prophesied:

“Joseph is a fruitful bough...whose branches run over the wall; the archers have sorely grieved him and shot at him, and hated him; but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob.” (Genesis 49:22-24)

Joseph corresponds to Sagittarius, the Bowman. The conquering bowman in the sky has found his complement in Joseph, the conquering bowman of God’s Chosen People. The bow of Joseph abode in strength, and the arms, his fighting strength, his munitions of war, the arms of his hands which hold the bow and place the arrow are made strong by the mighty God of Jacob:

“Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep (the ocean), that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb; the blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bounds of the everlasting hills; they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.” (Genesis 49:25-26)

To be a descendant of the House of Joseph is to enjoy all the blessings. Joseph had two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, whose mother was an Egyptian princess, the daughter of a Prince of On as the margin reads. When Joseph went to visit his dying father, God revealed to him that the sons of Joseph were to inherit the Abrahamic birthright blessing, the blessing of the first-born in place of Reuben. In consequence, these sons of Joseph, born in Egypt, were fully adopted by Jacob.

“And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee in Egypt, are mine.” (Genesis 38:5)

“Now the sons of Reuben, the first-born of Israel (for he was the first-born), but forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph, the son of Israel.” (1 Chronicles 5:1)

And in transferring the birthright to the sons of Joseph, Jacob said:

“God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life long unto this day, the Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads, and let my name (Israel) be named on them, and the name of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth...he (Manasseh) also shall become a people (a separate nation), and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than  he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations. And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel (the rest of the tribes) bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim, and as Manasseh; and he set Ephriam before Manasseh.” (Genesis 48:15-20)

Further corroboration of this transfer of the birthright is found in Jeremiah 31:9, “In am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born.”Birthright and first-born are the same word in the Hebrew language.

Now, with these points clear, we come to the subject of another constellation, which finds is compliment in the whole house of Joseph-Israel. Taurus is represented in the illustrated plan is spheres by the head, horns, shoulders and forefeet of a powerful bull, charging and pushing forward with masterful energy.

“His glory is like the firstling (birthright) of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns (the wild ox); with them he shall push the people (nations) together to the ends of the earth; and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim and they are the thousands of Manasseh.” (Deuteronomy 33:17)

The bulls was the tribal ensign, standard, or heraldic banner of Ephraim.

“I have surely herd Ephraim bemoaning himself thus...I was chastised as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke.” (Jeremiah 31:18)

“Many bulls have compassed me, strong bulls of Bashan have beset me.” (Psalm 22:12)

Bashan was a part of the territory belonging to the land inherited by Ephraim.

“Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria (both the country and capital city of Ephraim, or Joseph-Israel, were called Samaria), which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink. The Lord God hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fish-hooks. And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her.” (Amos 4:1-3)

“Though thou, Israel (the northern House of Israel), play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to Beth-aven (the house of vanity), nor swear, the Lord liveth. For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer; now the Lord will feed them as a lamb in a large place. Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone.” (Hosea 4:15-17)

The idols to which Ephraim-Israel (the northern House of Israel) were joined, were the two golden calves, which the first king of the House of Israel, Jeroboam, an Ephraimite of the House of Joseph, set p, one in Bethel and one in Dan, for them to worship. The calf, or ox, was the emblem on the standard of Ephraim under which that tribe marched for forty years in the wilderness.

As there were two tribes for Joseph, Manasseh having his tribal lot as well as Ephraim (see Joshua 17:1), and there being only twelve divisions or lots in the land of their inheritance, one tribe, Levi, had no portion in the land. Levi was, therefore, joined with Simeon.

    The Creation of Animal Life and Human Beings

The commencement of this age, with tropical conditions and a swampy vegetation on land, and rapid growth and decay, found the waters and the air capable of sustaining a higher order of existence than that of plant life.

In the same degree that vegetation attained to abnormal proportions, so we find that the virgin conditions of a new world made possible the existence of great sea monsters and the flying creatures of pre-historic times. The account states that the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind BY THE CREATIVE ACT OF GOD. This is not in accord with the theory of evolution, which holds that one species in the process of time changes into another.

It is an interesting fact that the true findings of science have never yet discovered the so-called missing link between species. Theories have been accepted as facts, but the law of “each after his kind” still holds true in the evidence supplied by the continuation of propaganda according to this unchanging law. (For further information on the unscientific facts regarding the theory of evolution, see Chapter 9, “Great Pyramid Proof of God,” by George R. Riffert)

The imprisonment and destruction of millions of these creatures, due, no doubt, to great earth disturbances and upheavals in this early days, resulted in the formation of many of the great oil reservoirs which are not tapped for our use. This gave way to a new order, as conditions became ready for the existence and maintenance of life upon the land.

It is very probable that during the early part of this new period the lower type of animals came into existence, such as could live and thrive in a damp, tropical vegetation; and it would appear that is age was when great prehistoric mammoths roamed the earth. As the age progressed and conditions improved, a higher order of animal life was created, until the time came when it was favorable for man’s existence.

                    The Time of Man’s Existence

The Triune God created man; body, soul, and spirit, male and female, created He them. To them He gave dominion over the earth, the air and the sea. The food provided for both man and beast was the herb-bearing seeds and the fruit of every tree.

Then we have the record of an age of rest. (In like manner God requires that men and nations at the end of six days of labor, observe a seventh of rest. This rest period not only applies to the sequence of days, but also that of years and of ages as well) During this seventh period of time, God, having finished His work, ceased from all His labors. Creation was now completed. It is probable that during this Sabbath of rest man lived for the period of its duration in perfect harmony with God and His laws. It was not until the close of this period of perfection that events occurred which marred that harmonious relationship. With man’s disobedience, man’s disobedience, human history began; that is, as far as the chronology of the race is concerned. From that time on, time limits are set to man’s activities and to his life.

This first chapter of Genesis sets forth, in condensed form, the fundamental principles of creative activity, which are in no way contrary to the true findings of science. Scientific investigation finds life came into existence upon the earth in the same order as here given in the Book of Genesis.

                         The Early Home of Man

Here begins what is often called a separate account of creation, but which is, in fact, merely a recapitulation of the creation story from the viewpoint of another branch of scientific inquiry, the department of human history. (Let it be clearly understood that so far as the human race is concerned, chronology begins with Adam’s fall. Previous to that day the Bible gives very little of time)

Here is a summary of the renewal of the earth and the heavens. The account sets forth the fact of the introduction of life. First, plant life, or the beginning forth of vegetation in abundance, the first life principle to appear in this new era.

                The First Humans Were On Earth

                     Long Before Adam and Eve

Were there people before Adam and Eve? This question is almost always asked whenever atheists and agnostics are trying to confound or confuse a New Christian!

It comes from a reading of:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them. Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the earth...” (Genesis 1:27‑28)

Men have theorized for years about the possibility of the co‑existence of another race of human beings upon the earth during the time of Adam. It must be recognized that there is considerable evidence to show that the earth was not only inhabited by a race(s), but as a result of the earth becoming void and without form, that race or races were apparently destroyed. But first let’s look at the word “REPLENISH”:

Replenish:

1). to make full or complete AGAIN, as by furnishingA NEW SUPPLY.

 2). to supply again...or the like.

3). of people. (New World Dictionary of the American Language, Second Edition page 1205)

Jeremiah the Prophet refers briefly to the existence of such a race(s), but he states that, as a result of the earth becoming void and without form, that race(s) were apparently destroyed.

“I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, THERE WAS NO MAN...I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and ALL THE CITIES THEREOF WERE BROKEN DOWN AT THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD, AND BY HIS FIERCE ANGER... For this shall the earth mourn, AND THE HEAVENS ABOVE BE BLACK...” (Jeremiah 4:23‑28)

Job also makes reference to a past age, a former time:

“For enquire... OF THE FORMER AGE, and prepare thyself to the SEARCH OF THEIR FATHERS.” (Job 8:8)

Job then relates:

“For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilder­ness IN FORMER TIME DESOLATE AND WASTE.” (Job 30:3)

Solomon relates:

THERE IS NO REMEMBRANCE OF FORMER THINGS...” (Exodus 1:11)

David relates:

“Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet. And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were DARKWATERS and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire. The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice: hail stones and coals of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.” (Psalms 18:7‑15)

Isaiah said:

“...LET THEM SHEW THE FORMER THINGS...” (Isaiah 41:22);

Again:

REMEMBER THE FORMER THINGS OF OLD...AND FROM ANCIENT TIMES...” (Isaiah 46:9‑10)

Then Isaiah relates a most revealing statement from God:

“For, behold, I CREATE NEW HEAVENS (NOTE: a plural heavens: more than one) AND A NEW EARTH: AND THE FORMER SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED, nor come into mind.” (Isaiah 65:17)

Then we have God’s Law to confirm the existence of people other than Adam. Cain’s wife, which is another question in itself.

“And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord... And Cain knew his wife...” (Genesis 4:16‑17)

Now most “Ministers” will repeat that old, old, worn out statement, one which cannot stand a close inspection, hence the instincts of the atheists and agnostics to that fact, giving them more fuel for the consternation they are causing the New Christian: “Cain’s wife was his ‘sister.’” Choosing to completely ignore God’s Law concerning this situation.

“The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover...The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.” (Leviticus 18:9, 11);

“And if a man shall take his sister, his father’s daughter, or his mother’s daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister’s nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.” (Leviticus 20:17)

I can just hear the atheists and agnostics cry out:

“But Cain has already broken God’s Law once, so why wouldn’t he do so a second time.” and well he might; and there is ample evidence that he did sin time and time again, BUT now a second, third and even a fourth person must consent to his’ breaking of God’s Law. His sister, his father (Adam) and his mother (Eve) must also consent to this violation of God’s Law, not just Cain: Which would be consistent with the period of time involved, this would do violence to the Scriptures. Thus this answer is completely unacceptable. Thus, the only logical answer to the question is: Not only were there people on earth before, (Genesis 1:2) BUT THERE WERE OTHERS PRESENT WHEN GOD, “FORMED” A “MAN” TO TILL THE GROUND, AND WHO WAS FIRST CALLED “ADAM” IN Genesis 2:19.

God now planted a garden in Eden. Three things were necessary for it success: plants, moisture, and a man to till the ground. The first two mentioned had been provided. The account gives the detail of the creation of man. We are told that the body of man was formed of dust. Science agrees with this, for the elements constitution the body are all of the earth. The animating spirit was life from God. Life is a mystery which even science cannot solve. Here it is declared to be an act of God. The result was that the man became a living soul. (See 1 Corinthians 11:7-8. While our Lord took upon Himself the likeness and habits of man, divesting Himself of His glory, (Philippians 2:6-8), yet he was still in the image of the Father and not of man. (Hebrews 1:3; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:15) The Bible declares that regenerated man (Adam man) will receive a glorified body. (Romans 8:23; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52) That the earthly image is like unto the glorified body is the testimony of John in Revelation 1:12-16)

To prove that this is true, we present you with Ezekiel 31 here to show that the trees in the Garden of Eden was not wooden trees, but were people.

Please turn with us to the book of Ezekiel; to chapter 31 where we read:

"And it came to pass...that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness? Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar (a tree) in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees (people) of the field. Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees (people) of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth. All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations (countries). Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches; for his foot was by great waters. (Now we change and go to the Garden of Eden) The cedars (people) in the GARDEN OF GOD could not hide him: the fir trees (people) were not like his boughs (See the comparison, thus we know that there were other people there to compare with him), and the chestnut trees (their children ‑ or people) were not like his branches (his children ‑ or people); NOR ANY TREE IN THE GARDEN OF GOD was like unto him in his beauty (See we know the trees in the Garden were people because they were not like the Assyrian in beauty ‑ because they were of a different color, they were not White. That is not racist it is simply a fact, even if you don't like it. For God has never cared what we like or don't like when He speaks, we either accept it or reject it to our hurt). I have made him fair (White) by the multitude of his branches: so that ALL THE TREES (people) OF EDEN THAT WERE IN THE GARDEN OF GOD, ENVIED HIM (trees cannot envy each other, only people can do that). Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Because thou hast lifted up thyself in height, and he hath shot up his top among the thick boughs, and his heart (trees do not have hearts) lifted up in his height; I have therefore delivered him (Now God is speaking of Adam) into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen: he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out (Driven Adam out of the Garden of Eden, because of his disobedience to Almighty God) for his wickedness. And strangers (people of other races), the terrible of the nations, have cut him off and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches (See he is again comparing him with a tree) are fallen by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him (Here is were the departing of the various races left the Garden of God ‑ The Garden of Eden and were scattered all across the earth, away from Adam and his people. Thus God segregated the races from each other, so they could not mix; which is against God's Law of Kind after Kind). Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches (Here God is saying that Adam's children would always be attracted to the black race ‑ The Beast of the Earth); To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death (All mankind will die because of Adam's sin), to the nether parts of the earth (In other words all people everywhere, no matter what race would die in their time), in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit (grave). Thus saith the Lord God; In the day when he (Adam) went down to the grave (pit) I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees (people) of the field fainted (Here again trees do not faint, only people do that) for him. I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall (When Adam fell all the various races and nations on earth knew of his fall and shook with fear and sadness), when I cast him down to hell (the grave) with them that descend into the pit; and all the trees of Eden (people), the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted (Here again trees cannot be comforted) in the neither parts of the earth. They also went down into hell (the grave) with him unto them that be slain with the sword (In other words everyone will die and go to the grave); and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen (Here we are told that the trees of the Garden were people of other races, other than Adam who was a White Man, like it or not, love it or not). To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees (people) of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees (people) of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth; thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. (Now God goes back to Pharaoh whom He is comparing Adam and the Assyrians with) This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord God." (Ezekiel 31)

Further evidence is here given that atmospheric conditions differed in many respects from what is known today as normal. There was no rain, but there went up a mist from the earth and watered the ground. This condition prevailed until the time of the Deluge, which brought about the physical changes that produced the climatic conditions which we know today.

However, we must remember that God breathed His Spirit into Adam, but He did not do it to any of the other men and women that He created.

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)

The narrative has now narrowed down from the broader aspect of the heavens and the earth, and from the earth as a whole, to the garden of the Lord. From this time on the Bible deals with the history of Adam man and his descendants. It only deals with the other races and people as they come into contact with His Israel people.

The geographical conditions of the earth in the early stage of man’s existence were far different from those represented on our modern maps. The Deluge cause great changes in topography. Volcanic and seismic disturbances added to these changes. Previous to the Deluge, a far greater portion of the earth was dry land, than is now the case. The very heavens of the antediluvians were different from the expanse of blue we see today. More will be said regarding these conditions when the account of the Deluge is given.

Man’s only method of memorializing his former home is by present rivers and places bearing ancient names. This is evidenced by locations and cities of the United States bearing names of former homes in the old countries. Names do not indicate the identity of geographical locations.

According to the account the waters were gathered into one place called seas. Eden might have been located up or near the shores, as the river flowed through the garden into the sea, but parted into four heads outside of Eden and compassed the lands of the globe. In this garden were planted trees pleasant to look upon, and trees for food. There were also humans there.

                          The CAINanitish Civilization

The command of God became law to man. The positive law was to eat of the fruits of the garden and live. The negative law was to abstain from the forbidden fruits and thereby escape death. To fail to obey the first law meant physical suffering. To fail to obey the second meant spiritual suffering and death. Obedience to God as an act of will required that man keep His laws. In obedience, there was life and happiness; in disobedience trouble and death. Man had freewill choice, and, according to his choice, good or evil would come into his life.

God cause Adam to fall into a deep sleep. Here is the first record of a surgical operation where a deep sleep, as under an anaesthesia, prevents physical suffering for the patient. Woman is created, being taken from the man.

During the years that constituted the Sabbath of rest this first couple enjoyed a happy existence in the Garden of God. The account now introduces us to another being and personality, apart from God and the Adamic family. This being is not inferior to man, but seems to possess great wisdom, and is better informed that man himself. He came into this Adamic area from without its bounds. He did not come into being, nor was he created during this period of renewal and activity.

Apparently this personality had power to take possession of living creatures. He selected the serpent for this purpose. We know that the serpent is short-lived, but this evil personality has continued throughout the ages. From that day to this he has been the instigator of sin and trouble. Between him and the seed of the woman God pronounced enmity forever.

The Bible is unequivocal in its statements concerning the activity of a malignant personality, who is not a part of the human creation, and possessing great power. He gained a foot-hold and control in this new order when he tempted Adam and Eve and caused them to fall. From that day to this spiritual forces of evil have worked to destroy Adam kind. (If death means but a change from life to another then there is no death as pronounced by God. The Hebrew word “muth” translated “die” means “TO CEASE, TO LIVE, TO EXPIRE.” Christ came to give immortality. Apart from Him, the Bible declares, there is no such thing as immortality for our Israelite people, and for Adam kind. (2 Timothy 1:10) The first death is spoken of as sleep. (Daniel 12:13; Job 3:11-13; Luke 8:52) For the state of that sleep, see Psalm 146:4; 6:5; 115:17; Ecclesiastes 1:1; 9:5-6, 10) The hope of Adam kind is in the resurrection. (John 11:25) (Also see Ephesians 6:12; Matthew 4:11; Job 1:6-12)

The yielding to temptation gained for them knowledge and understanding at the price of disobeying God. The subtle insinuation that man would not die as contra to God’s statement “Thou shalt die.” To clinch the argument he held before Adam and Eve the inducement, “Ye shall be as gods.” In these two statements are found the underlying principles of all false religions and teachings.

The woman transgressed and her husband followed her example. (1 Timothy 2:14) Having now lost their state of innocence they became ashamed, and feared to meet God. The tempter had carefully concealed the fact that this would be the result of gaining forbidden knowledge.

Judgment now follow. The woman is to be subject to man and to bring forth children in sorrow and pain. The man is to labor and toil upon an earth cursed by sin. The end of all this toil and pain to be death.

The chronology of the seedline of the serpent begins with this event. From now on, the time limits are set to man’s activities. The physical creation having now been marred, God begins to redeem His work. The time of that activity is nearly over. The age of human suffering and distress is soon to pass as we reach the end of the present order.

                          Y  The Two Seedlines  Y

In the oldest writing in Scripture, we learn from the book of Job,

"And the Lord said to Satan, From where do you come? Then Satan answered the Lord and said, From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it." (Job 1:7)

Satan was forced out of heaven and henceforth lives on the earth. Peter confirms this in the New Testament:

"Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." (1 Peter 5:8)

There are some who say the angels nor Satan could procreate. But where is this stated in the Scripture? The only reference that is made about those in heaven is where it is related that men and women are not given in marriage: Matthew 22:29‑30:

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.” (KJV)

Mark 12:25:

“For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.” (KJV)

Luke 20:34‑35:

“And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage.” (KJV)

There is not one word in any of these verses which say that they could not procreate if they wanted to. Only that they are not given in marriage, nor do they marry. Therefore, it is safe to assume that they could have children or procreate if they wanted; but apparently the desire to have sex will have been taken from them.  Therefore, those who base their belief that an angel or a spirit or whatever could not procreate is false; and not proven in the scriptures.

“When man fell by evil angels, with beautiful propriety it was ordered that other angels, holy and unfallen, should minister for God in His reparation of the evil caused to man by their fallen fellow spirits. They rescued at Jehovah's command righteous Lot from doomed Sodom, Jacob from his murderous brother (Genesis 19; 32)...” (from Fausset's Bible Dictionary)

We can see from these few Bible Commentaries and Bible Dictionaries that the angels can have human bodies and can come in unto the women and subvert them, or beguile them as one of them did Eve.

Other Scriptures in both the Old and the New Testaments tell further of Satan's activities, his authority and powers, and his final destruction. For our purpose, the Scriptures used here suffice to establish the advent of Satan on earth somewhere before Genesis 3:1. Even though it was not reported here, other scripture references give ample evidence that the event most assuredly took place.

This is a prime principle which we must acknowledge and accept, that the whole of Scripture testifies to all parts of Scripture. This principle is clearly evident in the case of Satan's advent; it is evident and necessary in other cases which we shall soon see.

There is an all‑out war of words being waged in the circles of the Israel Truth, otherwise known as the Israel Identity. Parties on both sides of the issue have drawn a line in the sand, and ideological clenched fists are being shaken from indignant participants.

Each participant, in his own way, is trying his best (or maybe his worst), in the most brutal manner, to draw ideological blood. They are aiming their rhetorical cutting words for no less than the proverbial jugular vein of their opponents in order to kill what they believe are damming heretical influences.

Both sides go to long and contentious lengths in an attempt to prove their undying convictions on this subject. To these opposing adherents, there is no common middle ground for compromise, nor can there ever be any. This is a matter where one is either totally correct or totally wrong; no gray middle areas.

Many simply do not have a complete knowledge of this subject, but will find themselves eventually, on one side of the fence or the other. If one tries to straddle the fence on this subject, he will only find himself with his pants torn, and espoused in the most unseemly location.

Like all controversies, there is usually a right and a wrong side to consider. And of course the Jews are throwing in their provocateurs to cause continued friction between the two sides, to the point that neither side will relent even a little in their core beliefs. In this study we will be considering who is wrong on this GREATEST OF ALL ISSUES, at least some believe that it is the greatest of all issues.

The concept of the Two Seedlines is; that Satan once ruled to a high degree in the dimensions of Yahweh. In ages past, not being satisfied with his high position, he tried to usurp the position of Yahweh Himself. Satan (the shining one)

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." (2 Corinthians 11:14)

convinced 1/3 of Yahweh's angels to join him in his rebellion.

This rebellion is recorded in Revelation 12:7‑9:

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was THEIR PLACE found any more in heaven. And THE GREAT DRAGON was cast out, THAT OLD SERPENT, CALLED THE DEVIL, AND SATAN, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

If you will notice very carefully, if you have a KJV with a good center reference (cf. Older World, Southwestern or newer Zondervan Classic) this verse takes you to Genesis 3:1, 4 (2 Corinthians; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:9), so there is no doubt here who the serpent of Genesis is. If you don't understand this connection with the above quoted passage and the SERPENT of Genesis 3:1, 4, you will have totally lost sight of the entire story. Yahshua the Messiah, being Yahweh incarnate, speak is of this, Satan's fall, in Luke 10:18:

"...I ‘beheld’ Satan as lightning fall from heaven."

This is past tense; not something in the future.

Beheld: Strong’s Concordance: #2334  theoreo (theh‑o‑reh'‑o); from a derivative of 2300 (perhaps by add. of 3708); to be a spectator of, i.e. discern, (literally, figuratively [experience] or intensively [acknowledge]):  KJV‑‑ behold, consider, look on, perceive, see. Compare 3700.

Lightning: Strong’s Concordance: #796  astrape (as‑trap‑ay'); from 797; lightning; by analogy, glare: KJV– lightning, bright shining.

Fall: Strong’s Concordance: #4098  pipto (pip'‑to); a reduplicated and contracted form of peto (pet'‑o); (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses); probably akin to 4072 through the idea of alighting; to fall (literally or figuratively): KJV‑‑ fail, fall (down), light on.

Christ said:

"Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out." (John 12:28‑31; Luke 10:18; John 14:30; 16:11; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 6:12) (KJV)

The concept of the Two Seedlines further predicates that when Satan fell, with the rest of his satanic beings, they left the dimension of spirit and entered the dimension of the physical, as men:

"And THE ANGELS WHICH KEPT NOT THEIR FIRST ESTATE, but left their own habitation (or principal it, KJV center reference), he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day (no longer having access to Yahweh's dimension)." (Jude 1:6)

We know these fallen angels were living at the time of Yeashua as men, as the center reference of the KJV takes us to John 8:44 where Yeashua said to the "Jews":

"YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." (John 8:44; see also (Matthew 3:7; 11:12; 12:39; 12:45; 23:15; Luke 9:41; 10:25; Acts 1:6; 2:40; 13:6‑10; Romans 2:14; 4:15; 7:7; 1 John 3:4; 3:10)

Another cross reference on Jude 6 is 2 Peter 2:4:

"For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains (earth bound) of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment."

The fallen angels had the power to change themselves into the form of men is recorded in "The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden."

In "Testament of Reuben," 2:18‑19, page 223:

"For this they (the women) allured the Watchers (fallen angels) who were before the flood; for as these continually behold them, they lusted after them, and they conceived the act in their mind; FOR THEY CHANGED THEMSELVES INTO THE SHAPE OF MEN, and appeared to them when they were (possibly not) with their husbands. And the women lusting in their minds after their forms, gave birth to giants, for the Watchers appeared to them as reaching even unto heaven."

With this exceptionally outstanding passage, we can more wholly comprehend what it means in Jude 6, the fallen "angels which kept not their first estate." This passage also serves as a paradigm or model, after the fact, of what happened previously involving the satanic seduction of Eve in the garden of Eden. We are now more aware of the war which resulted in the fallen angels becoming earth bound or "chained,," which is an essential element in the concept of the Two Seedline doctrine.

Now that we know who the players are, let's proceed with the narrative which resulted in the two seeds of Genesis 3:15 It is simply amazing the various unreasonable, preposterous, nonsensical and twisted arguments that opponents of the Two Seedline teaching advance to secure their groundless, unfounded and insecure positions. We will be getting to examples of some of them shortly, after we briefly walk carefully, step by step, through the fundamental story.

NOW MAKE NO MISTAKE, WE BELIEVE SINCERELY THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT HOLD WITH THE TWO SEEDLINE THEORY ARE SINCERE AND FAITHFUL MEN OF YAHWEH. WE JUST DISAGREE WITH THEM AND BELIEVE THAT THEIR TEACHING IS IN ERROR; AND NOT DELIBERATELY FALSE TO DECEIVE.

In Genesis 2:16‑17 we see where Yahweh instructs Adam before the creation of Eve. You see, there was already a danger that Adam might mess up by eating of the forbidden fruit, the mixing with the other races which had been created before Adam was FORMED, even before Eve arrived on the scene.

The important thing to see here is, Yahweh had a very important reason for instructing Adam at this time, for there were a lot of women unlike his kind (pre‑Adamites; A book entitled, "Preadmites," or a demonstration of the Existence of Men Before Adam; together with a study of their condition antiquity, and Racial Affinities, and Progressive Dispersion Over the Earth, by Alexander Winchell, LL. D., and published by S.C. Griggs and Company, London: 1880, which contains 500 pages.

Another book entitled, "Adam and The Adamite" or, The Harmony of Scripture and Ethnology by Dominick Meausland, Q.C. LL. D., London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington St. England 1864) running around the garden to excite his natural manly instincts).

"And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2:16‑17)

The rest of Chapter 2 concerns itself with the creation of Eve, an "help meet" for Adam who was genetically the same as he was, or as Genesis 2:23 expresses it:

"And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." (Genesis 2:23)

You will notice a good cross reference system of the KJV (as stated before) gives Ephesians 5:30 on this verse and says:

"For we are members of his (Yeashua's) body, of his flesh and of his bones (same race)."

To further establish the setting or background surroundings of this story, it will be needful to consider Genesis 2:8‑9:

"And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil (three kinds of trees in all)."

We have to look for something here that has the knowledge of good and evil. This knowing good and evil is the EARMARK of angels. Therefore, this tree that has the knowledge of good and evil must be an angel of some rank.

If Revelation 12:9 is true, he is the original organizer of the rebellion in heaven, the old serpent himself. For proof that angels have the knowledge of good and evil, let's look at 2 Samuel 14:17:

"Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for AS AN ANGEL OF GOD, SO IS MY LORD THE KING TO DISCERN GOOD AND BAD: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee." (KJV)

"And now your servant says, 'May the word of my lord the king bring me rest, for my lord THE KING IS LIKE AN ANGEL OF GOD IN DISCERNING GOOD AND EVIL. May the LORD your God be with you.'" (NIV)

We also would direct your attention to the following verses:

"To fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, ACCORDING TO THE WISDOM OF AN ANGEL OF GOD, TO KNOW ALL THINGS THAT ARE IN THE EARTH." (2 Samuel 14:20)

"And he hath slandered thy servant unto my lord the king; but my lord the king IS AS AN ANGEL OF GOD: do therefore what is good in thine eyes." (2 Samuel 19:27) (JV)

Now that we understand that THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD and EVIL and THE SERPENT are the same thing, we are in a better position to understand who the players in this episode are. Now let's see what Genesis 3:1‑3 says:

"Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die." (KJV)

"Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?" And the woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, lest you die.'" (NAS)

"Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden? The woman said to the serpent, We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die." (NIV)

The KJV center reference says, you will find the SERPENT of Genesis 3:1 is the same SERPENT of Revelation 12:9 that organized the rebellion against Yahweh.

If you will notice again, it also indicates the SERPENT of Genesis 3:1 is the same SERPENT of 2 Corinthians 11:3 which reads:

"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ (Yeashua)." (KJV)

Right away the opponents of Two Seedline doctrine are going to moan and groan, and say something like this, this passage is speaking of mental seduction only. Let's see if this supposition is true. Remember, this was the warning!:

"But of the fruit off the tree which is in the midst of the garden Yahweh hath said, Ye shall NOT EAT OF IT, NEITHER SHALL YE TOUCH IT, lest ye die."

What was it that Eve did EAT?, and What did Eve TOUCH?

The word "eat" in the Hebrew is, #398, akal, to eat; also, to lay with.

Eat: Strong's Concordance #398  'akal (aw‑kal'); a primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively): KJV‑‑ X at all, burn up, consume, devour (‑er, up), dine, EAT (‑er, up), feed (with), food, X freely, X in...wise (‑deed, plenty), (LAY) meat, X quite.

To prove that many times this is so, we will use some examples from Scripture. First we will use a supporting Scripture, Proverbs 30:20:

"Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she EATETH, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness."

"And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did EAT, and bowed down to their gods." (Numbers 25:2)

With this last verse of Numbers 25:2, the Wycliffe Bible Commentary has this to say on page 145:

"They called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods. The subject THEY is feminine, referring to the daughters of Moab with whom the men of Israel committed fornication. Balak, with Balaam's advice."

We also have the testimony of Numbers 5:11‑13:

"And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, AND A MAN LIE WITH HER CARNALLY, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, AND SHE BE DEFILED..." (KJV)

Proverbs 19:28:

"An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity." (KJV)

Proverbs 9:17:

"Stolen waters are sweet, and bread (EATEN) in secret is pleasant."

One can clearly see, the word "EAT" (#398, akal) in Hebrew, in each of the above verses means sexual intercourse, which it also means in Genesis 3:3 where Eve is confronted by Satan. The scriptural passage we are scrutinizing is:

"Ye shall not EAT of it, neither shall ye TOUCH it, lest ye die. Not only does the word EAT sometimes have sexual connotations, but also the word TOUCH which is, #5060 nega, to touch; also to have sexual intercourse.

Touch: Strong's Concordance #5060  Nega` (naw‑gah'); a primitive root; properly, TO TOUCH, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphem., TO LIE WITH A WOMAN); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.): KJV‑‑ beat, (X be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, JOIN, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.

Now we will use the following Scriptures to prove and support this. In Genesis 26:10‑11 we find:

"And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? ONE OF THE PEOPLE MIGHT LIGHTLY HAVE LIEN (lain) WITH THY WIFE, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us. And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that TOUCHETH this man or his wife shall surely be put to death." (KJV)

Genesis 20:6:

"And Yahweh Almighty said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou dist this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to TOUCH her."

Genesis 26:28‑29:

"...Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; That thou do us no hurt, as we have not TOUCHED thee (Rebekah), and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace..."

Proverbs 6:29:

"So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever TOUCHETH her shall not be innocent."

Notice the word TOUCH of Genesis 3:3 is the same #5060 as the word TOUCH, TOUCHED or TOUCHETH in these reference verses just quoted.

Therefore, both the words EAT and TOUCH have sexual connotations, regardless of what the opponents of Two Seedline doctrine are touting. WITH THESE REFERENCES, WE CAN BE SAFE IN CONCLUDING THAT EVE HAD A SEXUAL ENCOUNTER WITH THE SERPENT (An angel, or someone of another race) IN THE GARDEN. Even though the opponents of the Two Seedline doctrine disagree it will not change Scriptural facts. Genesis 3:13 says:

"...And the woman said, the serpent BEGUILED me, and I did EAT."

IT IS ABSURD TO SUGGEST EVE WAS BEGUILED TO EAT ORDINARY FOOD when Yahweh had already approved of eating from garden‑variety fruit trees in Genesis 1:29.

The opponents of the Two Seedline doctrine are always swift to counter with the argument, if Adam and Eve could eat of all the other trees of the garden, that would mean they could have sexual relations with anyone whom they desired.

If trees represents humans in one place, it would have to represent humans in all other places, and this would be highly immoral. This is entirely a false assumption because sometimes the Hebrew is speaking of actual wooden trees, and at other times is speaking of idiomatic trees.

Let's use the Wilson's Old Testament Word Studies, by William Wilson (a Hebrew reference book), page 453 under the heading "TREE."

1). Strong, stout, mighty trees.

2). A tamarisk (flowering), munica, tamarix, Linn. Then perhaps any large tree, and collectively trees, a wood a grove.

3). A tree; often collective trees; green trees the righteous, dry trees the wicked, Ezekiel 20:47; 17:24, all the trees of the field, all men, the high tree, lofty and powerful, the low tree, the weak and contemptible.

4). Pl. shady trees.

For more information on "men as trees walking"; see Mark 8:24. All this demonstrates, if one wants to make a bona fide argument, one should know what one is talking about if this passage meant Adam and Eve could have sexual relations with anyone in the garden, it would have said, "all the (proverbial) beasts or trees of the field."

If one cannot separate the literal language from the idiomatic language of the Scriptures, one simply cannot understand the Bible. In such a case, it might be prudent not to have an opinion.

George M. Lamsa (an expert on Bible idioms), in his Idioms In The bible Explained," says on the following:

Garden: Genesis 2:8; Metaphorically, a wife; a family.

Tree of life in the midst of the garden. Genesis 2:9; Sex; posterity, progeny.

The tree of the knowledge of good and evil: Genesis 2:9; Moral laws; the knowledge of good and evil.

The tree of life: Genesis 2:9; Eternal life.

The tree of good and evil. Genesis 2:17; Metaphorically, sexual relationship.

We are now approaching one of the most misunderstood single passages of Scripture in the entire Bible. If we approach it too hurriedly, we will skip over it so quickly, we will never grasp its correct meaning.

There was a time when we were persuaded Genesis 3:15 was a mistranslation, but with more research, we found it to be highly accurate. We will present several different interpretations of Genesis 3:15 from several various translations:

"And I will put enmity BETWEEN THEE and THE WOMAN, and BETWEEN THY SEED and HER SEED; IT shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." (KJV)

"And I WILL PUT ENMITY BETWEEN THEE and THE WOMAN, and BETWEEN THY SEED and HER SEED: HE shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." (ASV)

"And I WILL PUT ENMITY BETWEEN YOU and THE WOMAN, and BETWEEN YOUR SEED and HER SEED; HE shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel." (NAS)

"And I WILL PUT ENMITY BETWEEN YOU and THE WOMAN, and BETWEEN YOUR SEED and HER SEED; HE shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel." (NAU)

"And I WILL PUT ENMITY BETWEEN YOU and THE WOMAN, and BETWEEN YOUR OFFSPRING and HERS; He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel." (NIV)

"FROM NOW ON YOU and THE WOMAN WILL BE ENEMIES, AS WILL YOUR OFFSPRING and HERS. You will strike his heel, but he will crush your head." (TLB)

"And I WILL SET A FEUD BETWEEN YOU and THE WOMAN, BETWEEN YOUR BROOD AND HERS; THEY shall strike at your head, and you shall strike at THEIR heel." (James Moffett, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London)

If there were not two separate seed lines and that it was not a sexual act that Eve committed; then the following verses would have no meaning and would not have been placed in the Scriptures, for without a sexual act, the information is useless and means nothing.

"UNTO THE WOMAN HE SAID, I WILL GREATLY MULTIPLY THY SORROW AND THY CONCEPTION..." (Genesis 3:16) (KJV)

Conception: Strong's Concordance #2032  herown (hay‑rone'); or herayown (hay‑raw‑yone'); from 2029; PREGNANCY: KJV‑‑ conception.

Conception: Brown‑Driver‑Briggs' Definition #2032  herown or herayown‑PHYSICAL CONCEPTION, PREGNANCY, conception.

Now let's follow the proper sequence of events. Its all a matter of putting events in their proper order.

* General renovating of the earth.

"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the earth..." (Genesis 1:28) (KJV)

* War in the Heavens.

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels." (Revelation 12:7) (KJV)

* Satan and 1/3 of angels cast and bound to earth.

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And THE GREAT DRAGON WAS CAST OUT, THAT OLD SERPENT, CALLED THE DEVIL, AND SATAN, WHICH DECEIVETH THE WHOLE WORLD: HE WAS CAST OUT INTO THE EARTH, and HIS ANGELS WERE CAST OUT WITH HIM." (Revelation 12:7‑9) (KJV)

* Adam and Eve formed in the image of Yahweh.

"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground..." (Genesis 2:7) (KJV)

* Satan seduced Eve and caused a 1st PREGNANCY.

"...SHE CONCEIVED, and BARE CAIN, and said, I HAVE GOTTEN A MAN FROM THE LORD (She did not say she had gotten a man from Adam, but from what she thought was a lord, as he had deceived her). And SHE AGAIN BARE HIS BROTHER ABEL (Obviously Cain and Abel were twin brothers and were born a few minutes apart as twins do. But Abel was the son of Adam, which sometimes happens when a woman has sex with two different men, she gets pregnant by them both. This has been proven to be true; although it does not happen very often, it does happen). And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground." (Genesis 4:1‑2) (KJV)

* Cain murders Abel.

"And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him." Genesis 4:8) (KJV)

* Adam knew Eve for his second time.

"And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew." (Genesis 4:25) (KJV)

Seth is born as a SUBSTITUTE for Abel. (Genesis 4:25)

Once these events are placed in their proper order, all confusion with Genesis 4:1 disappears. Once we learn that Adam's knowing Eve had nothing to do with the birth of Cain, all become crystal‑clear. In most cases, the logical conclusion that Cain was the son of Adam would be a proper one, but not with this verse. The CONCEIVING in this verse had absolutely nothing to do with the BEARING. Now let's read this verse in a new light, but of an old truth:

"And Adam knew Eve his wife...and (she next) bare Cain, and said, I have gotten my first (male child), a man to present to Yahweh as first born. And she again bare his (½) brother Abel.

We have changed the words a little to make the meaning eminently more evident and truth worthy. Once the true order of events of this verse is understood, it opens up a whole new understanding of what is happening in the world today.

There is very substantial evidence that the "Jews" of today are descended from Cain. We have no less than the words of Yeashua the Messiah Himself concerning this.

Once it is understood the "Jews" are devils walking around in shoe leather, we can begin to see the guiding hand of the great world conspiracy and all the monstrous problems we are faced with today.

Without an understanding of the Two Seedlines, we are at a detrimental loss to know who the enemy is. The knowledge, or the lack of it, is the difference between the brightest day or the blackest night. Because this verse is not properly understood is one of the reasons that Yahweh states in Hosea:

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge..." (Hosea 4:6) (KJV)

"So who benefits from this scriptural corruption, and where might you expect to find this Seedline doctrine taught? One Seedline teacher accurately pointed out that this hypothesis is not of modern origin: ‘The historicity of a sexual interpretation of original sin can be documented from the literature of antiquity and clearly proves beyond any doubt that this belief did not originate with modern man.' (Scott Stinson, "The Serpent and Eve," The Vision (Schell City, MO: The Church of Israel, July 1998, Volume 2 Number 8) p. 28)

"This is true, but from "what ancient literature" is this hypothesis extracted? This same seedliner documented several instances and in every case the material came from post‑Babylonian captivity Judahites. (Now here we really must disagree with Mr. Weiland because at no time in history have the Judahites been Jews. There may have been some who converted to Judaism, but only a few and certainly never the entire tribe of Judah)

"In other words, from Judahites who had been educated in Babylonian traditions. Among others, this seedliner quoted rabbis who quoted the Talmud as "proof" for his Seedline beliefs: ‘...it (the Seedline hypothesis) was a common teaching among the (post‑Babylonian) rabbis of antiquity...In one place, we read: ‘rabbi Johanan stated. When the serpent copulated with Eve, he infused her with lust.' (Yebamoth 103b) Another rabbi states: ‘Thus I have learnt, that when the serpent had intercourse with Eve he injected defilement into her.' (Haye Sarah 126a) Lastly, another replies: ‘You rightly said that when the serpent had carnal intercourse with Eve he injected into her defilement." (Haye Sarah 126b) (Scott Stinson, "The Serpent and Eve," The Vision (Schell City, MO: The Church of Israel, July 1998, Volume 2 Number 8) p. 28)

This seedliner also quoted several other Babylonian‑ influenced works of antiquity:

“This (Seedline) interpretation is confirmed in the ancient literature of Israel, especially the commentaries on the Hebrew Bible written in Aramaic and commonly known as Targums. The commentaries were written after the (remnant's, people from the Tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi) return from Babylon...One text gives this interpretation of Genesis 4:1: ‘And Adam knew his wife Eve, who was pregnant by the Angel Sammael, and she conceived and bare Cain; and he was like the heavenly beings, and not like the earthly beings, and she said, I have acquired a man, the angel of the Lord." (Targum of Jonathan to Genesis 4:1) Another ancient commentary gives a similar interpretation of the same passage: ‘And Adam knew his wife Eve, who had desired the Angel; and she conceived, and bare Cain; and she said, I have acquired a man, the angel of the Lord..." (Palestinian Targum to Genesis 4:1) In another rabbinic work we find a similar interpretation...And she saw that his likeness was not of earthly beings, but of the heavenly beings, and she prophesied and said: I have gotten a man from the Lord." (Pirke de Rabbi Elieser, 21) One Rabbinic source states: ‘Eve bore Cain from the filth of the serpent, and therefore from him were descended all the wicked generations, and from his side is the abode of spirits and demons.' (Ahare Moth 76b) A similar explanation for the evil deeds of Cain's lineage is found elsewhere. We read: ‘For two beings had intercourse with Eve, and she conceived from both and bore two children. Each followed one of the male parents, to this side and one to the other, and similarly their characters. On the side of Cain are all the haunts of the evil species, from which come evil spirit and demons." (Bereshith 36b) (Scott Stinson, "The Serpent and Eve," The Vision (Schell City, MO: The Church of Israel, July 1998, Volume 2 Number 8) p. 28‑29)

Now we know that Christ said that the Jews are liars in John 8:44 but that does to mean that a liar will not sometimes tell the truth. Therefore one of the very first things those opposed to a literal Satan‑spawned physical Seedline do, is point out the fact the information can be found in the Talmud. This is a really sneaky deceptive method used by many, to declare guilt by association. The question must be asked: "Is every single word in the Talmud false?"

This idea is built on the assumption, that if it is found in the Talmud, it is automatically wrong. For anyone who uses this approach, we would challenge them to prove every single word in the Talmud to be false. It simply cannot be done, even though it is a collection of the most evil and blasphemous writings ever put together. Not only is there evidence found in the Talmud substantiating the seduction of Eve, but evidence can be found in “The Lost Books of The bible and The Forgotten books of Eden,” "The Protevangelion" 10:1‑10:

"And when her sixth month was come, Joseph returned form his building houses abroad, which was his trade, and entering into the house, found the Virgin grown big: Then smiting upon his face, he said, With what face ca I look up to the Lord my God? Or, what shall I say concerning this young woman? For I received her a Virgin out of the temple of the Lord my God! And have not preserved her such! Who has thus deceived me? Who has committed this evil in my house, and seducing the Virgin from me, hath defiled her? IS NOT THE HISTORY OF ADAM EXACTLY ACCOMPLISHED IN ME? FOR IN THE VERY INSTANT OF HIS GLORY, THE SERPENT CAME AND FOUND EVE ALONE, AND SEDUCED HER. JUST AFTER THE SAME MANNER IT HAS HAPPENED TO ME. Then Joseph arising from the ground, called her, and said, O thou who hast been so much favoured by God, why hast thou done this. Why hast thou debased thy soul, who wast educated in the Holy of Holies, and received thy food from the hand of angels? But she, with a flood of tears, replied, I am innocent, and have known no man."

Some even go so far as to cite the Spirit and the Flesh as the Two Seeds. This is one of the most ridiculous, misdirected applications of holy writ to come from one pretending to be inspired. It is so nonsensical, we will not affiliate the sacred Name of Yahweh with it. If one believes the two seeds of Genesis 3:15 are such, this is the way the verse should have read:

"And the Lord God said to Eve's flesh, Because thou hast done this, thy flesh is cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; and thy flesh shall go upon its belly, and dust shalt thy flesh eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between the flesh of the woman and the spirit of the woman, and between the offspring of her flesh and the offspring of her spirit, and offspring of her spirit shall bruise the head of the offspring of her flesh, and the offspring of her flesh will bruise the heel of the offspring of her spirit.

Among other very important details the opponents of Two Seedline doctrine do not explain is: Why is Cain left totally out of the genealogy of Adam? Genesis, Chapter 5, gives the genealogy of Adam to Shem, Ham and Japheth, and Cain is not mentioned once! WHY?

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:

                                        Kenites

"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 next mention of the descendants of Cain is found in 1 Chronicles 2:55:

"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." (KJV)

The Wycliff Bible Comentary, 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.

Now that we have established a solid foundation in the Holy Writ concerning the Two Seedline doctrine, let's tell the story in a different way. With this narrative, the one important fact revealed in the above passages is: Yeashua our Messiah exposed the "Jews" for what they are many years ago.

You could spend thousands of dollars on books updating the story to our present time, and it is still the same old story as it was two thousand years ago, some people today have the audacity to insinuate that Our Redeemer didn't know what he was talking about. We will start this portion of our study with Genesis 3:14‑15.

"And Yahweh said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy (Kenite ‑"Jewish") seed and her (White) seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."

Reread the second paragraph above. The center reference of the KJV then takes us to Revelation 12:9:

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

Next we will go unaided to Matthew 3:7:

"But when he (John the Baptist) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O GENERATION (offspring) OF VIPERS, how can ye, being evil, speak good things for out of the abundance of the heart (genetic intellect) the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things."

From here the KJV center reference takes us to Matthew 13:38:

"The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom (Israelites); but the tares (Jews) are the children of the wicked one."

With a reading of Colossians 2:15 we can see how Yahshua put the Satanic/Jew/Seedline to an open shame and stripped them of their authority.

“And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”

Now we will go to Luke 11:49-51 and use this passage rather than Matthew 23:34-36 for there are problems with Matthew’s version.

“Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required (έκζηέ_, to demand an account of) of this generation (#1074, genea); From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation (#1074, genea).”

Here Yahshua is charging the “Jews” with the murder of Abel. It would have been criminally illegal on the part of Yahshua to make such a charge if it were not true. The only way He could legally have produced such a serious charge was if the “Jews” of His day were descended from Cain, for no other person in all of history was responsible for the murder of Abel, but Cain.

                       As The Serpent Beguiled Eve

The next passage we are going to consider is 2 Corinthians 11:2-3:

“...for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Yahshua. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Yahshua.”

The anti-Seedliners really like to jump on this one and proclaim it’s all a matter of mental seduction. It would appear that before Eve was seduced by Satan, she was a “chaste virgin” according to this passage. Was Eve then a chaste virgin physically?, or a chaste virgin mentally? It should be obvious that Paul is telling the Corinthians that he desired their minds not to be violated as Eve was physically violated. Why even use the tem “chaste virgin” if Eve was not violated physically? Notice that Paul tells these Corinthians he had espoused them to one husband. He is saying that he would rather not have them to become espoused to an additional husband as Eve was. In other words, “I have espoused you to one husband”...not as “Eve.” Paul was simply implying that Eve, after her encounter with Satan, was no longer a chaste virgin.

                            The Greek Proves Eve

                Was Beguilded Mentally & Physically

The anti-Seedliners simply haven’t done their homework on the Greek in this passage. If it were speaking of being mentally “beguilded” by words, it would have used the word #538, apatao, meaning to deceive, bring, seduce or mislead into error. Or, if Paul would have meant mental seduction, he probably would have used #5422 or #5423 as in Galatians 6:3 & Titus 1:10. Instead of the word #1818, exapatao, is used. W.E. Vine in his “An Expository Dictionary Of New Testament Word,” page 112, explains it like this:

“Exapatao is a STRENGTHENED form of apatao...is rendered ‘beguile,’ 2 Corinthians 11:3; the more adequate rendering would be ‘as the serpent thoroughly beguiled Eve.’ So in 1 Timothy 2:14, in the best miss., this STRONGER form is used of Satan’s deception of Eve, literally thoroughly beguiled; the SIMPLER verb apatao, is used of Adam.”

If a mental seduction were meant, the word #538 apatao, would have been used. W.E. Vine repeats his explanation of the use of the Greek words APATAO and EXAPATAO on pages 278 & 279 under the word “deceive.” Under the heading “verbs,” on the word apatao he says this:

“...of those who deceive ‘with empty words,’ belittling the true character of the sins mentioned, Ephesians 5:6...of the fact that Adam was ‘not beguiled,’ 1 Timothy 2:14, R.V. (Cp. What is said of Eve; se exapatao below...”

Then Vine continues:

EXAPATAO...INTENSIVE...signifies to BEGUILE THOROUGHLY, to DECEIVE WHOLLY...

Thayer in his “Greek Lexicon” and Dr. Spiros Zodhiates in his “Word Study Dictionary N.T.” agree with W.E. Vine.

                              An Uncertain Sound

We will shortly see an excellent example of a “trumpet” with an “uncertain sound.” Once we understand we are in a WAR where the “Jews” are implementing their plan to interbreed the White Israelite peoples out of existence, any rhetorical proclamation which would aid such a cause would be very traitorous and untimely. Jeffery A. Weakley, a fervently, caustic, anti-seedliner, in his “The Satanic Seedline, Its Doctrine and History,” says this on page 30-31L

“Results of the Satanic Seedline Teaching. The results of the Satanic Seedline teaching (if accepted as true) should speak for themselves. Most Seedliners hate Jews today (those who claim to be) because of their ethnic origin. For this same reason, they honor the white races because of their ethnic origin. This easily leads to race worship. They stress the physical aspect of God’s Word (that is the physical descent of Israel), which is ignored by most churches today, so much that they forget or neglect the spiritual aspect, which is of more importance (Galatians 3:26-29). They make true the words in 1 Samuel 16:7 ‘...for the Lord seeth not as a man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.’

“Many Seedliners go so far as to say that only whites (Israelites) can have eternal life with Christ. Now it is clear that only Israelites can be ‘redeemed’ (Galatians 4:5), but this is not to say that other races can’t be born again. Our eternal life is the result of our election by God to accept is Son by faith. If the Scriptures are to be accepted, WE MUST CONCLUDE that people OF ALL RACES can be born again. ‘Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of the truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.’ ...The Seedliners that worship their race are no different than those who purport to be Jews. Jews today take pride in their race (Here we can see this fellow continue with the lie that the Jews are a race, when they are not they are a people who share the same religion, called Judaism) and consider themselves better than everyone else. Even the Jewish religion (Judaism) teaches that Jews are superior by race. This ludicrous belief was taught at the Baptist Bible College I attended. There is no doubt that god chose Israel to be His people, but nowhere do I find that it was because Israel was a superior race. So whether it be Seedliners or Jews, the idea of a superior race is inconsistent with the teachings of God’s Word.”

The answer is found in Genesis 49:27; Benjamin is the wolf. The Romans were Benjamites. The Romans to whom Paul preached were Israelites of the Tribe of Banjamin. Do you know anyone by the name of Wolf/Wolfe?, no doubt a Benjamite.

“Also the name “Wilson” means “wolf’s son.” As Zerah-Judah also settled in that area, some of the Romans may have been of the House of Zerah/Judah. When it says, Romans 10:12, ‘For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek...’ it is indicating there is no difference between the Tribe of Dan and the Tribe of Judah for they are both Israelites. The term “Jew” must be qualified as there were true Israelites of the Tribe of Judah and some counterfeit people claiming themselves the Tribe of Judah, but lying about it. (Revelation 2:9; 3:9)

“As the word ‘Greek’ is used three times in these passages, let’s investigate who the Greeks were. Some of the Tribe of Dan left Egypt before the Exodus. As Hebrew writing has no vowels, it is written simply as ‘dn.’ Variations of the name can be Dan, Den, Din, Don or Dun. Do you know anyone by the names of dunn, Dunbar, Duncan, Dunham or Dunlap? Genesis 49:17 says: ‘Dan shall be a serpent by the way...’ Judges 5:17 indicates that Dan literally lived in his ships. Dan, in his ships, wove like a serpent up every river alley putting up a sign with his name on it.

The river DANube is named after him. The name McDONald means ‘son of Don, or Dan.’ Paul preached at a place called ‘MaceDONia’ in Greece. (Acts 16:9-12) We know you know the story. When Paul was preaching there to Danites, he was preaching to Israelites.

“We are glad you quoted Colossians 3:11. What this verse is sayi8ng in essence is: There is no “difference” between a genuine member of the Israelite Tribe of Judah and the Israelite-Greek Tribe of Dan; there is no “difference” between a circumcised Israelite and an uncircumcised Israelite; thee is no “difference” between a Barbarian Israelite and a Scythian Israelite; there is no “difference” between a bond Israelite or a free Israelite, for Christ (Yahshua) is genetically a brother, or related to all of them. Galatians 3:28-29 goes on to indicate there is no genetic “difference” between an Israelite male or an Israelite female, for if you are a genetic relative to Christ (Yahshua), you are Abraham’s sperma and you are included under Yahweh’s Covenant to Abraham.

“There is one other group we should talk about, and that is Zerah/Judah. There is much evidence, that some of Zerah/Judah, like Dan, left Egypt before the Exodus. If you will heck 1 Chronicles 2:6, you will find that Zarah had a son by the name of Dara. In 1 Kings 4:31 his name is spelled Darda. This branch of Zerah/Judah left Egypt, as we say, BEFORE the Exodus. Today the area they settled in is named the DARDAnelles, although they are long gone from there. They were Trojans and established the city of Troy where they lived for four hundred years.

The Israelite/Trojans then moved to Italy, and while some stayed in Italy, others returned to the Aegean area, built hundreds of ships and sailed to Britain. This part of Zerah/Judah’s history is completely documented by Bible and secular history, there are no missing links. In other words, it is an absolute historical fact that Zerah/Judah made it to Britain. The Scottish Highlanders wore kilts like the Trojans. In his 1999 book “The Bible Is History,” by Ian Wilson, page 87, it has been found that the Israelites of Canaan wore kilts also; it has been a mode of Israelite dress from the beginning.

“As for the ‘Barbarians’ and ‘Scythians:’ In Jeremiah 51:20, Yahweh told Israel: ‘Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms.’ Judah was the fighting tribe.

The Barbarians of Paul’s time were the German tribes, and are rightly described as such in Jeremiah. Our ancestors were these same Barbarians, for we are German and of the Tribe of Judah. The name Scythian is one of the names which the Israelites were called after breaking away from the Assyrians. Therefore, the Scythians spoken of in Colossians 3:11 are definitely Israelites. As a matter of fact, all the Scripture references you quoted were speaking only of Israelites.”

Weakley accuses us Two Seedliners of taking Scripture out of context, but who really is, for he proved ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to backup his thesis by referring to Galatians 3:26-29? Jeffrey A. Weakley then proceeds on pages 14 to 20 to try to prove that Two Seedline doctrine (according to his assumption) must be false. In doing this, he presents some history of the Identity Movement which we believe yo will find interesting; although his conclusions, as in his foregoing postulation, are flawed:

“The Origin of the False Teaching: If, as I contend, the Satanic Seedline doctrine (as taught by the Seedliners) is not found in the Scriptures, and since it was not taught by any of the early church fathers as being correct, how dit it find its way into the Christian belief system known as ‘Identity?’ To find the answer we need to properly define Identity. There are at least three specific systems of belief which are very similar, and yet each is distinctly different. There are the Anglo-Israel, British-Israel, and Christian-Israel beliefs. Identity can include all three of these beliefs, depending on how they are taught. For a definition of Identity we will go to the man who first made the term popular in America over 50 years ago (see The National Christian, 1991 Ed., p. 25).

“That man is Howard B. Rand. ‘The preaching of the Identity has been going on for years now. It has resulted in millions in Anglo-Saxondom becoming acquainted with the fact that they are lineal descendants of the northern ten-tribed Kingdom of Israel (This writer, like all those who try to condemn the Christian Identity beliefs, never mentions that Judah, Benjamin, and Levi were also carried into Assyrian captivity with the other ten tribes, but a hundred or so years later)...Thus, the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic, Nordic, and Slavic people stand out as Israel in these latter days.’ (Study in Revelation, by Howard B. Rand, p. 115)

“Thus Identity is the belief or teaching that the Anglo-Saxon and kindred peoples are the physical descendants of the northern ten-tribed Kingdom of Israel in the Old Testament. (He is wrong here, we believe that all 13 tribes are Israelites) I will note here that many believe that Wesley Swift founded Identity (see Bitter Harvest, by James Corcoran, p. 38) in 1946 and others that the ‘Identity movement was conceived and first spread by three men with times to the Radical Right. Wesley Swift, Bertrand Comparet, and William Gale.’ (See God, Guts, and Guns, by Philip Finch, p. 68) Although this view is set forth, it is simply the product of those who do too little research and do not yet have all the facts. The simple fact is that the term ‘Identity’ as used to describe the Anglo-Saxon history was used as far back as 1884, when Elieser Bassin used it. He tells how he picked it up from others before him. However, it was Howard B. Rand that called the Anglo-Israel history “Identity.’ Rand did not hold or teach the Satanic Seedline doctrine. ‘Two sons were born to Adam and Eve and they were named in their order: Cain and Abel,’ (Primo-Genesis, by Howard B. Rand, p. 41) The Satanic Seedline was brought into the Identity teaching with San Jacinto Capt an Wesley A. Swift. Actually, San Jacinto Capt claimed to have gotten Wesley Swift started (in Identity) (see Committee of the States, by Cheri Seymour, p. 83)

In any case, Wesley Swift presented the Seedline doctrine to Gerald L. K. Smith (see Besieged Patriot, by Gerald L.K. Smith, pp. 238-239) and shortly later Jacinto Capt (father of E. Raymond Capt, who has written many outstanding books on archaeology) introduced William P. Gale to Swift. In later years Richard Butler would take over Swift’s Church (now know as Aryan Nations).

“As this is not meant to be a history of the identity movement, I will stop here, but suffice it to say that the Seedline doctrine saturated Identity through the influence of San Jacinto Capt, Wesley Swift, and William P. Gale. Where did they get this belief? Capt and Swift both got it from the Ku Klux Klan (they bother were members; see Committee of the States, by Cheri Seymour, p. 84).”

Genesis 3:16 has many children coming from Satan, not just Cain. Which the single seedliners never mention. In fact, there are many sons and daughters of Satan, but they are not called that.

We find the first mention of them in:

“Certain men, THE CHILDREN OF BELIAL, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known.” (Deuteronomy 13:13)

Now who is this Belial you ask? Well lets look at a couple of Bible commentaries and see what they have to say.

Belial:

[BEE lih uhl] (worthlessness); AN OLD TESTAMENT TERM DESIGNATING A PERSON AS GODLESS OR LAWLESS. The NKJV translates corrupt (1 Samuel 2:12), perverted (Judges 19:22), rebel (2 Samuel 20:1), scoundrel (1 Kings 21:10,13), worthless men (1 Samuel 30:22), and worthless rogues (2 Samuel 16:7). A "daughter of Belial" (1 Samuel 1:16), (KJV) means a wicked woman (NKJV, NIV), one who is base (RSV) and worthless (NASB).

BELIAL SOMETIMES TAKES THE FORM OF A PROPER NAME (or a personification), APPLIED TO A DEMON OR TO SATAN (Nah. 1:15). MANY SCHOLARS BELIEVE THAT BELIAL IS ANOTHER NAME FOR SATAN. (from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary) (Copyright (C) 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

Belial:

BE'LIAL (be'li‑al; "worthlessness, wickedness"). Belial is often used in the KJV as if it were a proper name, but beyond question it should not be regarded in the OT as such, its meaning being "worthlessness," and hence "recklessness, lawlessness."

The expression "son" or "man of Belial" must be understood as meaning simply a worthless, lawless fellow (Deuteronomy 13:13; Judges 19:22; 20:13), see marg.; etc.)

In the NT the term appears (in the best manuscripts) in the form Belias, and not Belial, as given in the KJV. THE TERM, AS USED IN (2 Corinthians 6:15), IS GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD AS APPLIED TO SATAN, AS THE PERSONIFICATION OF ALL THAT IS BAD.

Belial occurs only once in the NASB and NIV (2 Corinthians 6:15). Elsewhere in those translations the Hebrew terms rendered "sons [or children] of Belial" in the KJV are given as "worthless men," "worthless fellows," or "wicked men," often with a marginal reading, "lit., sons of Belial." (from New Unger's Bible Dictionary) (originally published by Moody Press of Chicago, Illinois.  Copyright (C) 1988.)

Belial:

(worthlessness): recklessness, lawlessness. Not strictly a proper name, but used so by personification. [Beli] = "without" and [ya'al] "usefulness," i.e. good for nothing. "A man of Belial" is a worthless, lawless fellow (Deuteronomy 13:13; Judges 19:22; 1 Samuel 2:12). Later [Raqa'] ("vain fellows" (2 Samuel 6:20), [hareeqiym]), and "Fool" were used instead: (Matthew 5:22). [Nabal] (= fool) is called "man of Belial" (1 Samuel 25:25) In the New Testament "Beliar" is the form in some oldest manuscripts (2 Corinthians 6:15) AS SATAN IS OPPOSED TO GOD, ANTICHRIST TO CHRIST, SO BELIAL STANDING HERE IN CONTRAST TO CHRIST MUST DENOTE ALL ANTI-CHRISTIAN POLLUTIONS PERSONIFIED. (from Fausset's Bible Dictionary)

When reading on in the scriptures after Deuteronomy 13:13, we see that Yahweh orders the children of Belial destroyed, every man, woman and child and all their goods:

“Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you; THOU SHALT SURELY SMITE THE INHABITANTS (Yahweh is saying here all of the inhabitants of the city, the men, women and children they are so evil) OF THAT CITY WITH THE EDGE OF THE SWORD, DESTROYING IT UTTERLY, AND ALL THAT IS THEREIN, AND THE CATTLE THEREOF, WITH THE EDGE OF THE SWORD. And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again. And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers; When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.” (Deuteronomy 13:14‑18)

The men and women of Belial were and are queers as the following verse attests:

“Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, BRING FORTH THE MAN THAT CAME INTO THINE HOUSE, THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM.” (Judges 19:22)

The man of the house asked the queers to go away and leave him and the man alone and that they should not do such evil.

“And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly. Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing. But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go. Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man's house (she died from the abuse) where her lord was, till it was light. And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold. And he said unto her, Up, and let us be going. But none answered. Then the man took her up upon an ass, and the man rose up, and got him unto his place. And WHEN HE WAS COME INTO HIS HOUSE, HE TOOK A KNIFE, AND LAID HOLD ON HIS CONCUBINE, AND DIVIDED HER, TOGETHER WITH HER BONES, INTO TWELVE PIECES, AND SENT HER INTO ALL THE COASTS OF ISRAEL.” (Judges 19:23‑29)

When he sent the pieces of the woman to the twelve tribes, one can just imagine what consternation it caused them. It caused such a furor that they had a meeting of all the tribes to see what they would do, to these evil men.

“And it was so, that all that saw it said, There was no such deed done nor seen from the day that the children of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt unto this day: consider of it, take advice, and speak your minds.” (Judges 19:30)

So the Tribes of Israel had their meeting and it was decided that they would destroy the evil men that did this awful deed. They told Benjamin in the city to:

“Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel.” (Judges 20:13)

But the Benjamites would not deliver the evil sons of Belial to the other Israelites. And because of them not giving up the evil ones, the sons of Satan, the Jews who were called “Belial” all but a few of the tribe of Benjamin were destroyed.

“Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death, and put away evil from Israel. But the children of Benjamin would not hearken to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel.” (Judges 20:13)

Then because they would not hearken unto their brothers:

“And the children of Benjamin said, They are smitten down before us, as at the first. But the children of Israel said, Let us flee, and draw them from the city unto the highways. And all the men of Israel rose up out of their place, and put themselves in array at Baaltamar: and the liers in wait of Israel came forth out of their places, even out of the meadows of Gibeah. And there came against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and the battle was sore: but they knew not that evil was near them. And the LORD smote Benjamin before Israel: and the children of Israel destroyed of the Benjamites that day twenty and five thousand and an hundred men: all these drew the sword. So the children of Benjamin saw that they were smitten: for the men of Israel gave place to the Benjamites, because they trusted unto the liers in wait which they had set beside Gibeah. And the liers in wait hasted, and rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers in wait drew themselves along, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword. Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the liers in wait, that they should make a great flame with smoke rise up out of the city. And when the men of Israel retired in the battle, Benjamin began to smite and kill of the men of Israel about thirty persons: for they said, Surely they are smitten down before us, as in the first battle. But when the flame began to arise up out of the city with a pillar of smoke, the Benjamites looked behind them, and, behold, the flame of the city ascended up to heaven. And when the men of Israel turned again, the men of Benjamin were amazed: for they saw that evil was come upon them. Therefore they turned their backs before the men of Israel unto the way of the wilderness; but the battle overtook them; and them which came out of the cities they destroyed in the midst of them. Thus they inclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and trode them down with ease over against Gibeah toward the sunrising. And there fell of Benjamin eighteen thousand men; all these were men of valour. And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men; and pursued hard after them unto Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them. So that all which fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valour. But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness unto the rock Rimmon, and abode in the rock Rimmon four months. And the men of Israel turned again upon the children of Benjamin, and smote them with the edge of the sword, as well the men of every city, as the beast, and all that came to hand: also they set on fire all the cities that they came to.” (Judges 20:32‑48)

The children of Israel slew so many of the Tribe of Benjamin that they feared that Benjamin would cease to be a tribe; so they went to Yahweh and asked how they could remedy the situation as they had sworn that they would not give their daughters to Benjamin for wives. And Yahweh told them what to do and they did it, therefore Benjamin remained a tribe in Israel.

The sons or daughters are mentioned also in the following scriptures: 1 Samuel 1:16, 10:27, 25:17, 25:25, 30:22; 2 Samuel 16:7, 20:1, 23:6; 1 Kings 21:10, 21:13; 2 Chronicles 13:7; 2 Corinthians 6:15. And every time they are mentioned they are evil and are to be eventually destroyed.

There is no doubt that these are the children of Satan, just as was Cain. They were the descendants of Cain.

Belial:

(be'‑li‑al), (bel'‑yal) (beliya`al; Beliar): This name, occurring very frequently in the Old Testament, has the sense of "worthlessness" (compare (2 Samuel 23:6); accordingly in such phrases as "sons of Belial" (Judges 20:13; 1 Samuel 10:27, etc.), "Men of Belial" (1 Samuel 30:22; 1 Kings 21:13, etc.), which the English Revised Version usually retains, the American Standard Revised Version more correctly renders, "base fellows" (so "daughter of Belial" (1 Samuel 1:16), "wicked woman"). There is here no suggestion a proper name. AFTERWARD, HOWEVER, BELIAL BECAME A PROPER NAME FOR SATAN, OR FOR ANTICHRIST (thus frequently in the Jewish (should be rendered Israelite) Apocalyptic writings, e.g. in XII P, Book Jub, Asc Isa, Sib Or). In this sense Paul used the word in 2 Corinthians 6:15, "What concord hath Christ with Belial?" (Beliar). Bousset thinks that Paul's "man of sin" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, where some authorities read "man of lawlessness," is a translation of this term. The sense at least is similar. See ANTICHRIST; MAN OF SIN. JAMES ORR (from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Electronic Database Copyright (C) 1996 by Biblesoft)

We have this from another commentary on the word Belial:

David, "what a mean creature is he!" "Lord, what is man," may we say upon the reading of this story, "what a vile creature is he, when he is given up to his  own heart's lusts!" THE SINNERS ARE HERE CALLED SONS OF BELIAL, THAT IS, UNGOVERNABLE MEN, MEN THAT WOULD ENDURE NO YOKE, CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL (for he is Belial), resembling him, and joining with him in rebellion against God and his government. (from Matthew Henry's Commentary)

So we can see that the Seedliners avoid the passages they can’t explain away, and hang on to those that can be explained and shows that their beliefs are fallacious.

                                  We Are At War

We would remind everyone who is not aware of it, we are in a WAR; not the one in Afghanistan. This WAR has been going on for about 7,000 years. This WAR is between the GENETIC children of Yahweh and the GENETIC children of Satan; this WAR is between the White Children of Adam and Eve and the offspring of Satan through Cain whom we know today as “Jews.” Yes, the “Jews” are the literal progeny of Satan walking about today in shoe-leather. The “Jews” of today and the scribes and Pharisees of Messiah’s time should not be confused with the True Tribe of Judah.

The religion practiced by the Pharisees in Jesus’ time was based exclusively on the Babylonian Talmud. This, according to Rabbi Morris Kertzer,

“The Talmud consists of 63 books of legal, ethical and historical writings of the ancient rabbis. It was edited five centuries after the birth of Jesus. It is a compendium of law and lore. IT IS THE LEGAL CODE WHICH FORMS THE BASIS OF JEWISH RELIGIOUS LAW AND IT IS THE TEXTBOOK USED IN THE TRAINING OF RABBIS.

In his lifetime Michael Rodkinson, the assumed name of a “Jew” who was one of the world’s great authorities on the Talmud, wrote “History of the Talmud.” This classic on the subject was written by Michael Rodkinson in collaboration with the celebrated Rabbi Isaac M. Wise.

In his “History of the Talmud” Michael Rodkinson, on page 70, states:

“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? Can we ourselves review the ideas, the statements, the modes of reasoning and thinking, ON MORAL AND RELIGIOUS SUBJECTS, which were current in his time, and MUST HAVE BEEN EVALUATED BY HIM DURING THOSE THIRTY SILENT YEARS WHEN HE WAS PONDERING HIS FUTURE MISSION? To such inquiries the learned class of Jewish rabbis ANSWER BY HOLDING UP THE TALMUD...and the question becomes, therefore, an interesting one TO EVERY CHRISTIAN. What is 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.

Arsene Darmester in the book “The Talmud” states:

“Judaism finds its expression in the Talmud, it is not a remote suggestion and a faint echo thereof, but it...has become incarnate, in which it has taken form, passing from a state of abstraction into the domain of real things. The study of Judaism is that of the Talmud, as the study of the Talmud is that of Judaism...they are two inseparable things...they are one and the same...the Talmud, is a complete expression of religious movement, and this code of endless presumptions and minute ceremonials represents in its perfection the total work of the religious idea...The miracle was accomplished by a book, The Talmud...

“The Talmud is composed of two distinct parts the Mishna and the Gemara; the former the text, the latter a commentary upon the text...term Mishna we designate a collection of decisions and traditional laws embracing all departments of legislation, civil and religious...

“This code, the work of several generations of rabbis... nothing can equal the importance of the Talmud unless it be the ignorance that prevails concerning it...This explains how it happens that a single page of the Talmud contains three or four different languages, or rather specimens of one language at three or four stages of degeneracy...many a Mishna of five or six lines is accompanied by fifty or sixty pages of explanation...is law in all its authority; it constitutes dogma and cult; it is the fundamental element of the Talmud...

“The daily study of the Talmud which among Jews begins with the age of ten to end with life itself necessarily was a severe gymnastic for the mind, thinks to which it acquired incomparable subtlety and acumen...since it aspires to one thing: To establish for Judaism a ‘Corpus Juris Eccleiastict!’”

John Lightfoot understood this when he wrote in his “A Commentary on the New Testament From the Talmud and Hebraica,” volume 3, page 334 in reference to John 8:37:

“From this whole period it is manifest that the while tendency of our Savior’s discourse is to SHEW THE JEWS THAT THEY ARE THE SEED OF THAT SERPENT that was to bruise the heel of the Messiah: else what could that mean, ver. 44. ‘Ye are of your father the devil,’ but this, viz. ‘Ye are the seed of the serpent?’”

Let’s now take a look at John 8:38. While we do, let’s remember that in verse 41 the “Jews” were very defensive of the implication of being “born of fornication.” Being born of fornication implies being born of an impure racial union, Greek #4202. Dr. Spiros Zodhiates in his “New Testament Word Study Dictionary,” page 1201:

“In John 8:41, ‘We be not born of fornication’ means, ‘We are not spurious children, born of a concubine, but are the true descendants of Abraham.’”

Sure, the Arabs can claim Abraham as their father. We know, also, that the “Jews” of Messiah’s day had absorbed Edomite blood, and therefore could claim both Abraham and Isaac as their fathers. The Shelanite-Judahites could even claim an affinity with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Judah, but that doesn’t make them of the True Tribe of Judah. Now let’s read that passage with that in mind:

“They answered and said uno him, Abraham is our father. Yahshua saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.”

Verse 39 really clears up the whole matter. “The Holy Bible New Century Version,” puts it very nicely in verse 39:

“They answered, ‘Our father is Abraham.’ Jesus said, ‘If you were really Abraham’s children, you would do the things Abraham did.’”

A “Commentary On The Holy Bible,” edited by Rev. J.R. Dummelow M.A., page 789 remarks on John 8:37 in this manner:

“Their desire to kill Christ, the promised seed of Abraham, proved that they were not children of Abraham, but Satan.”

“The Adam Clarke’s commentary on the Bible,” abridged by Ralph Earle, agrees with Dr. Lightfoot on John 8:37 as quoted here above:

“My word hath no place in you. Or, ‘this doctrine of Mine has no place in you.’ You hear the truths of God [Yahweh] but you do not heed them; the word of life has no influence over you. And how can it when you seek to kill Me because I proclaim this truth to you? From what is here said it is manifest, says Dr. Lightfoot, that the whole tendency of our Savior’s discourse is to show the Jews that they are THE SEED OF THE SERPENT which was to bruise the heel of the Messiah. Else what could that mean, v. 44: ‘Ye are of your father the devil’ i.e., ‘You are the SEED OF THE SERPENT?’”

Maybe, at this point, it would be well to consider Lightfoot’s history. For this we shall go to his “A Commentary on the Hew Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica,” volume 1, in the introduction, pages iii & iv:

“Lightfoot was one of many earnest Christian scholars of his time. Master of St. Catherine Hall, Cambridge, he possessed the classical learning of those days. He was at home in Latin and Greek, and he was a master not only of classical Hebrew, but also of Mishnaic Hebrew and the Aramaic of the Talmud. We are reminded of his elder contemporary Lancelot Andrews, one of the translators of the King James Version of the Bible, who composed prayers for himself in Hebrew!

“Aside from Lightfoot’s scholarly writings and productive teaching, he took part in the Westminster Assembly, which sat from 1643 to 1649. He belonged to the Eurasian party, favoring an established church, and this is reflected in the present work in his letter of thanks to Gilbert, who Lightfoot says is, ‘by divine providence, Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England.’ Lightfoot lived in troubled times. Born in the last days of Queen Elisabeth, he was a boy when the King James Version was published. He sat in the Westminister Assembly while the Long Parliament beheaded King Charles I, then somehow survived the restoration under Charles II, all the while maintaining a real Christian testimony and making an important scholarly contribution to Scripture study. From his commentary one would hardly guess at the turbulent times in which he lived. One point of interest. In the days of Oliver Cromwell, when Lightfoot was at the height of his powers, the Jews were allowed again in England after 250 years of prosciption (prohibition).”

From Lightfoot’s comments on John 8:37, we can clearly see he understood the “Jews” were THE SEED OF THE SERPENT of Genesis 3:15. This is the same position as taken by the teachers of Two Seedline.

It seems, then, that Lightfoot understood the tenet of Two Seedline! But Mr. Jeffery A. Weakley, a fervently caustic anti-seedliner, in his booklet “The Satanic Seedline, Its Doctrine and History,” page 15 says:

“The Satanic Seedline doctrine was brought into the Identity teaching with San Jacinto Capt and Wesley A. Swift. Actually, San Jacinto Capt claimed he had gotten Wesley A. Swift started...In any case, Wesley Swift presented the Seedline doctrine to Gerald L.K. Smith... From there Swift got Bertrand Comparet started...and shortly later San Jacinto Capt...Introduced William P. Gale to Swift...”

I submit that the Two Seedline doctrine has been around for quite a long time, and was NOT the invention of Capt, Swift, Comparet, or Gale as Weakley spuriously suggests. Now for some quotes from other commentaries on John 8:37:

“Matthew Henry’s Commentary,” volume 5, page 997:

“Now Christ overthrows this plea, and exposes the vanity of it by a plain and cogent argument: ‘Abraham’s children will do the works of Abraham, but you do not do Abraham’s works, therefore you are not Abraham’s children.’ The proposition is plain: If you were Abraham’s children, such children of Abraham as could claim an interest in the covenant made with him and his seed, which would indeed put an honour upon your, then you would do the works of Abraham, for to those only of Abraham’s house who kept the way of the Lord, as Abraham did, would God [Yahweh] perform what he had spoken, Genesis 18:19.”

“The Interpreter’s Bible,” volume 8, page 605:

“Nonetheless, Christ’s answer to them is grim indeed. You are not of God. You are of your father the devil, AND HIS NATURE SHOWS ITSELF IN YOU. He was a murderer from the beginning; and you seek to kill me; he has nothing to do with the truth, AND TRUE TO YOUR BLOOD AND ANCESTRY, when and because I tell you the truth, you do not believe it, resent it, fling it from you.”

“Peake’s Commentary on the Bible,” page 855:

“The Jews have described themselves as ‘descendants of Abraham;’ this leads to a second point. If they were truly Abraham’s children they would resemble their father; but in seeking to kill an innocent man, whose only crime is to speak the truth, they are unlike Abraham as could be Jesus [Yahshua] is the Son of God, and declares the truth he receives from God; but who can their father be/ The charge is repelled with a sneer; they [the Jews] are the children of God; Jesus )it is implied [by the Jews]) was born of fornication. This slander was current later; probably it was used in anti-Christian propaganda in John’s time, and perhaps earlier. But they [the Jews] are not God’s children; if they were, they would love his Son...No, their father is the devil; that is why they seek to kill, and prefer falsehood to truth...”

As a matter of fact, the counterpart word for the Hebrew #6086 (tree) is #3586 in the Greek and means the same thing. The problem, though, for understanding the “trees” of Genesis 3 is in the Hebrew Idiom. George M. Lamsa in his booklet “Idioms In The Bible Explained,” points out, page ix, that both the “tree of knowledge” and the “tree of life” have sexual connotations. In addition, Lamsa said this in his introduction:

“I chose the King James text from which to pick the idioms quoted in this book (unless otherwise indicated), because the King James text is the most widely used Bible translation in the English speaking world. Moreover, the King James translators were more faithful to the texts from which they translated into English, making fewer additions and omissions than later English version translators and revisors. They translated many Eastern idioms and metaphors literally, not knowing their true meaning. For instance, ‘You shall handle snakes.’ They did not know that the word ‘snake’ refers to ‘an enemy.’‘Beware of dogs’ was not understood to be ‘beware of gossipers,’ in Semitic languages.”

So we can observe very quickly Weakley is taking literally the idioms of Genesis 3, as did the KJV translators when they translated many of the Hebrew and Greek idioms in a literally manner. The bottom line is: if one cannot understand the idiom, one cannot understand the Bible, in numerous cases. As we go along, you will find that Weakley discovered many idiomatic expressions in various places of his research and refused to accept their idiomatic meanings. He did this mainly BECAUSE THE LITERAL MEANINGS OUTNUMBERED FIGURATIVE MEANINGS.

                   Literal Trees, or Figurative Trees?

Maybe we can find what the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” is if we first investigate the meaning of the “tree of life.” In both cases, the word for tree is #6086, meaning LITERALLY a firm wooden tree. In the various Bible commentaries and dictionaries there are a multitude of ideas on what the “tree of life” might be.

It really goes back to Weakley’s definition of a wooden tree. As stated before, the counterpart word in the Greek is #3586, and means literally a wooden tree. In Dr. Spiros Zodhiates’“New Testament Word Study Dictionary,” he says this on page 1023 concerning #3586, (xulon)

“In Revelation 2:7; 22:2, 14, it is conceivable that the ‘tree of life’ may be an allusion to the cross and could be rendered ‘wood of life’ (a.t.) Sept.: Genesis 1:11-12, 2:9.”

This makes a lot of sense in other words, the wooden tree represents the wooden cross (whatever kind of device it might have been) on which our Messiah wrought Redemption! And how else do we “eat” of “the tree of life” but by the partaking of Communion? Inasmuch as a few Bible scholars understood it this way, let’s now consider some of their comments:

“Nelson’s Illustrated Bible dictionary,” page 1072, under the topic “TREE OF LIFE:

“Adam and Eve’s inability to eat from this tree after their sin showed that they failed to gain immortality, or eternal life. Because of their sin, they were subject to death and dying. This condition lasted until the coming of Jesus Christ [Yahshua], the second Adam, who offers eternal life to all [of Adam] who believe in Him.” (1 John 5:11-12)

“Matthew Poole’s Commentary On The Holy Bible,” volume 3, page 1008:

“...That they may have right to the tree of life; to Christ, called before, the tree of life, [Revelation 22] ver. 2, by virtue of the promise, chap ii. 7, for no works of ours will give us a right of purchase to it. And may enter in through the gates into the city...”

“A Commentary On The Holy Bible,” edited by Rev. J.R. Dummelow M.A., page 10:

“...the fruit of His perfect obedience, and have a right to the TREE OF LIFE.‘As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.’”

Can you now see that Weakley, in refusing to see the Hebrew idiom, is insisting that our Messiah was a wooden tree? Not only was our Savior not a wooden tree, but neither was “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” To follow up on the theme of the “tree of life,” let’s quote some different passages where it is mentioned:

“For many great miseries shall be done to them (Israel) that in the latter time shall dwell in the world, because they have walked to great pride. But understand thou for thyself, and seek out the glory of such as be like thee. For unto you is paradise opened, THE TREE OF LIFE is planted, the time to come is prepared, plenteousness is made ready, a city is builded, and rest is allowed, yea, perfect goodness and wisdom.” (2 Esdras 8:50-52)

Testament Of Levi as found in “The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden:”

“And he shall open the gates of paradise, and shall remove the threatening sword against Adam, and he shall give to the saints to eat from the TREE OF LIFE, and the spirit of holiness shall be on them. And Beliar shall be bound by him, and he shall give power to His children to tread upon the evil spirits. And the Lord (Yahweh) shall rejoice in His children, and be well pleased in His beloved ones for ever. Then shall Abraham and Isaac and Jacob exult, and I will be glad, and all the saints shall clothe themselves with joy. And now, my children, ye have heard all; choose, therefore for yourselves either the light or the darkness, either the law of the Lord (Yahweh) or the works of Beliar.” (Testament of Levi 5:26-30)

Once we comprehend that YAHSHUA THE MESSIAH is the TREE OF LIFE, our apprehension is opened up for us and our understanding comes to life. Notice verse 30 speaks of both “light” and “darkness;” the very same forces which are at WAR with each other in our world today. Beliar is another name for Satan. These two trees in Eden were not literal wooden trees, but walking, talking & breathing metaphorically idiomatic trees representing genetic people. The “tree of life” was Yahshua the Messiah and the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” was Beliar or Satan.

Such family trees are described in Mark:

“And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw aught. And he looked up, and said, I see MEN WAS TREES WALKING.” (Mark 8:22-24)

It seems this former blind man had better eyesight than the anti-seedliners of today. It is simply amazing, as the anti-seedliners of today dance up and down and insist that there is only one seed in Genesis 3:15, and that seed is only one man, Yahshua. It takes TWO to have ENMITY, as enmity means: MUTUAL hatred. Mutual means: give or felt by one another in equal amount.

The word for “enmity” in Genesis 3:15 is the Hebrew word #342, and is found also in Numbers 35:21-22; Ezekiel 25:15; 35:5-6, and in every case, two parties are involved. The only way, therefore, for Genesis 3:15 to be speaking of “one seed” is if the Redeemer were to hate Himself.

Can you see now how ridiculous such a premise is, that the anti-seedliners promote? They have really backed themselves into a corner on that one! Then, they rant and rave that there wasn’t anything sexual concerning Eve’s seduction, but that it was all a matter of mental seduction. They insist it is all an invention of the Two seedliners.

That there are others who interpret the seduction of Eve in a sexual manner, let’s refer to “The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible,” volume R-Z, page 696. While this publication does not take a stand on the subject one way or the other, at least it points out that this is one of the interpretations;

“Sexual knowledge. The tree of knowledge is the means to sexual knowledge. The advocates of this interpretation have pointed out that the verb (Strong’s #3045), ‘know’ occurs frequently as a euphemism for sexual relations (Genesis 4:1; 19:5). When Adam and Eve acquired the knowledge of good and evil, they recognized their nakedness and experienced feelings of shame. Finally, several parallel passages containing the phrase ‘knowing good and evil’ can be reasonably interpreted as referring to sexual knowledge. (Deuteronomy 1:39; 2 Samuel 19:35; “1QSa,” abbr. for “Rule of the congregations.”(?))

Matthew Poole states on Deuteronomy 1:39:

“Had no knowledge between good and evil; a common description of the state of childhood, as Jonah 4:11.”

One unnamed anti-seedliner said:

“Most seedliners go wrong at this point by correlating the eating or touching of the fruit of the tree to intercourse. But, when Adam received his directions from God, there was no female around for intercourse, so how could these words be made ti imply sexual activity. Now, where does that leave these speculators (meaning Two Seedliners)?”

We will next see this is not speculation, on our part, concerning the words “eating” and “touching” having sexual connotations. The first of the anti-seedliners as far as I know is Stephen E. Jones, in his 1978 book “The Babylonian connection,” to take issue with the Two Seedliners.

You may well ask, then, what is the purpose for my writing about this anyway? The answer to this question is: I am duty bound by Yahweh’s Law to witness to the truth to the best of my ability as I understand it. In other words, if I know a crime has been committed, in the process of being committed or there is a danger of a crime about to be committed, if I do not witness to what I know, I am as guilty as the person committing the crime.

In this case, we are not talking about a single individual crime, we are talking about tens of thousands of crimes. The news of these crimes has been withheld from the public by the usual news media and writers of the past. The law concerning the witness of a crime is found in Leviticus 5:1 which reads:

“And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness whether he hath seen or know of it; IF HE DO NOT UTTER it, then he shall bear his iniquity.”

A second Scripture which commands us to expose the truth is found in Ephesians 5:11, which says:

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

“The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge,” edited by Jerome H. Smith says this on page 132:

“...such an one shall bear his iniquity — shall be considered as guilty in the sight of God of the transgression which he has endeavored to conceal, and must expect to be punished for hiding the iniquity with which he was acquainted.”

I refuse, therefore, to sit idly by and share the guilt for these crimes with our enemy. The anti-seedliners, by not identifying the enemy, are sharing equally in these crimes with the “Jews.” By taking this stance, they are actually doing more damage than the “Jews” are implementing. They are, in practice, partaking of these “Jewish” crimes.

Inasmuch as I have put in a very considerable amount of time studying in the last several years and know the nature of the enemy, I find it my duty to inform whoever I can of who our opponent is and his agenda. I find it is quite difficult when there are hecklers in the background implying we don’t have an enemy. The anti-seedliners venomously deny this message and they will go to any length to discredit this obvious truth.

One of the devious ploys the anti-seedliners implement is to point out that the Two Seedline message can be found in the Babylonian Talmud. By doing this, they hope to catch you off guard by implying everything in the Talmud is 100% false. Also their aim is to establish GUILT BY ASSOCIATION. When such a maneuver is practiced, on is scraping the bottom of the barrel. Stephen E. Jones used this type of stratagem in his book “The Babylonian Connection,” page 142, when he quoted the Talmud, Yebamoth, 103-103b:

“When the serpent copulated with Eve he infused her with lust. The lust of the Israelites who stood at Mount Sinai came to an end, the lust of idolaters who did not stand at Mount Sinai did not come to an end.”

Again, Jones quoted Yebamoth, 63a:

“R. Eleasar further stated: What is meant by the Scripture text, ‘This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh?’”

Jones then keyed in on a “Jewish” footnote:

“This teaches that Adam had intercourse with every beast and animal but found no satisfaction until he cohabited with Eve.”

From “The Talmud Unmasked,” by Rev. I.B. Pranaitis, page 52. If this is the case, neither one quotes this passage faithfully; such as using the proper italics where it shows. I will now quote this passage exactly as Pranaitis presents it:

“In Zohar (In, 28b) we read: ‘Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field, etc. (Genes. III, I) ‘More subtle’ that is towards evil; ‘than all the beasts’ that is, the idolatrous people of the earth. For they are the children of the ancient serpent which seduced Eve.’ The best argument used by the Jews to prove Christians are of a race of the devil is the fact that they are uncircumcised. The foreskin of the non-Jews prevents them from being called the children of the Most High God.

“For by circumcision the name of God; Schaddai, is completed in the flesh of a circumcised Jew. The form of the letter Isch is in his nostrils, the letter Daleth in his (bent) arm, and ain appears in his sexual organ by circumcision. In non-circumcised gentiles, therefore, such as Christians, there are only the two letters Isch and Daleth, which make the word Sched, which means devil. They are, therefore, children of the Sched, the Devil.”

A “Jew” could be circumcised a hundred times and it would not bring him under the Covenant. If anything, this passage proves Two Seedline, as the “enmity” of Generis 3:15 is clearly evident, and is at work here; but the “Jews” have everything backward as they are the ones who are the children of the devil. Ted R. Weiland in his booklet “Eve, Did She Or Didn’t She?” quotes one other passage from the Talmud, Shabbath 146a:

“For when the serpent came upon Eve he injected lust into her.”

If the purpose of the anti-seedliners is to use the old worn-out accusation of guilt by association, they could have used more references from the Talmud. Here are some passages they could have used for their ambiguous claims:

“The idea is that the serpent infected Eve (i.e., the human race) with lust, from which, however, those who accept the moral teachings of the torah are freed.” (Shabbath 146a)

“In cursing we commence with the least; first the serpent was cursed then Eve and then Adam!” (Berachoth 61a)

“I will kill Adam and marry Eve; but now, I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed. Similarly do we find it with Cain, Koran, Balaam, Doeg, Ahitophel, Gehazi, Absalom, Adonijah, Uzziah and Haman, who set their eyes upon that which was not proper for them; what they sought was not granted to them and what they possessed was taken from them.” (Sotah 9b)

“When the serpent came unto Eve he infused filthy lust into her.” (Avodah Zarah 22b)

                   Is There Any Truth in the Talmud?

The anti-seedliners base their whole argument on the premise that anything found in the Talmud has to be entirely false. As a matter of fact, this is their ace in the hole, so they think. All they have to do is point out that the Two Seedline doctrine is found in the Talmud, and magically , the teaching is condemned in many people’s minds. It is not my goal here to defend and uphold the majority of the contents found in these books. It is well recognized they are the most evil books ever written. But we must even give the devil his just dues. If the Two Seedline doctrine is condemned for being part of the writings of the Talmud then all of their contents are condemned. Let’s take a look at a few passages found in them:

     “...Judah [is called] a lion’s whelp; of Dan [It is said] Dan shall be a serpent, Naphtali [is called] a hind let loose; Issachar a strong ass; Joseph a firstling bullock; Benjamin a wolf that ravineth. [Of those sons of Jacob where a comparison with an animal] is written in connection with them, it is written; but [in the instances where such a comparison] is not written, there is the text: What was thy mother? A lioness; she counced among lions etc.” (Sotah 11b)

Well, what do you know; who would have ever thought there was anything like that in the Talmud? It would appear the anti-seedliners are going to have to reject the main tenants of Israel Identity because they can be found in the Talmud. Maybe they will have to go back to Judeo-churchianity. They are going to have to take a black permanent marker and blot out the entire chapter of Genesis 49 along with all the cross-references, all because it can be found in the Talmud. If they blot out Judah, there goes the Redeemer. Are you beginning to see how ridiculous an argument the anti-seedliners advocate? Can you see now how dangerous the ploy of GUILT BY ASSOCIATION can be? Actually, it’s a “Jewish’ kind of trick. Well, let’s see what else we might find in the Talmud:

“He is worthy of inheritance of two tribes’: He is worthy of an inheritance like Joseph, as it is written: Joseph is a fruitful bough...whose branches run over the wall; he is also worthy of the inheritance of Issachar, as it is written: Issachar is a strong ass. There are some who say, His enemies will fall before him, as it is written: With them he shall push the people together, to the ends of the earth. He is worthy of understanding like Issachar, as it is written: And the children of Issachar which were men that had understanding of the times to know what Israel ought to do.” (Baba Kama 17a)_

Isn’t it simply amazing what can be found in the Talmud? If we use the argument of the anti-seedliners, we are going to get in all kinds of trouble. If we apply their hypothesis, we will have to destroy most of Yahweh’s written Word. One very adamant unyielding anti-seedliner is Lt. Col. Jack Mohr, AUS Ret. Who wrote a pamphlet entitled “Seed of Satan, Literal or Figurative?” He used this same worn-out tactic of GUILT BY ASSOCIATION when he said on page 8:

“Now this is pretty far fetched, I think, for it is the same teaching you find in the Babylonian Talmud, and in most heathen ‘phallic religions’ of the Far East. Wise [James E. Wise] implies that the FRUIT of the trees of knowledge of good and evil, was sexual union, even though the Hebrew word for ‘fruit,’ as it is used here (#6529), means ‘Bough; fruitful; reward.’ There is hardly any room here for any sexual interpretation of the word, unless your mind is sexually oriented. Then I guess you can see sex in anything. Certain the SEEDLINERS SEE SEX IN THIS PASSAGE. Shows you where their mind is, doesn’t it?” (Note: Gesenius’ includes “offspring” for #6529)

By the way, judging from his article, Jack Mohr believes that the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were wooden trees; that the serpent was an ordinary snake and the fruit was simply some kind of fruit from some fruit tree. Thus, Jack Mohr, in implying this, makes the tree of life (the Messiah) a wooden tree. You will also notice that Jack Mohr points a finger at James E. Wise. It seems it is quite all right for the anti-seedliners to name names, but it is anathema for the Two Seedliners. More on Jack Mohr later, but for now, back to the Talmud:

“And the sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan and Erman and Calcole and Darda, five in all. Why the phrase: five of them in all? Because all five were equally destined for the world to come...”

Are we now supposed to throw out the entire Zerah branch of Judah because it can be found in the Talmud? If you listen to the anti-seedliners, this is their premise. In other words, the very mention of anything found in the Talmud automatically labels it as an evil teaching.

“Why are the years of Ishmael mentioned? So as to reckon by them the years of Jacob, as it is written, And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and thirty and seven years. How much older was Ishmael than Isaac? Fourteen years, as it is written, And Abram was fourscore and six years old when Hagar bore Ishmael to Abram, and it is also written, And Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him, and it is written, And Isaac was threescore years old when she bore them. How old then was Ishmael when Jacob was born? Seventy-four. How many years were left of his life? Sixty-three; and it has been taught: Jacob our father at the time when he was blessed by his father was sixty-three years old. It was just at that time that Ishmael died, as it is written, Now Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob...so Esau went unto Ishmael and took Mahlath the daughter of Ishmael Abraham’s son the sister of Nebaioth.

“Now once it has been said, ‘Ishmael’s daughter’ do I not know she was the sister of Nebaioth? This tells us that Ishmael affianced (engaged) her and then died, and Nebaioth her brother gave her in marriage. Sixty-three and fourteen till Joseph was born make seventy-seven, and it is written, And Joseph was thirty-three years old when he stood before Pharaoh. This makes a hundred and seven. Add seven years of plenty and two of famine, and we have a hundred and sixteen, and it is written, And Pharaoh said uno Jacob, How many are the days of the years of thy life? And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my sojournings are a hundred and thirty years .

“But [we have just seen that] they were only a hundred and sixteen? We must conclude therefore that he spent fourteen years in the house of Eber, as it has been taught: ‘After Jacob our father had left for Aram Naharaim two years. Eber died. ‘He then went forth from where he was and came to Aram Naharaim. From this it follows that when he stood by the well he was seventy-seven years old. And how do we know that he was seventy-seven years old? As it has been taught: ‘We find that Joseph was away from his father twenty-two years, just as Jacob our father was absent from his father.’ But Jacob’s absence was thirty-six years? It must be then that the fourteen years which he was in the house of Eber are not reckoned.”

While I have not checked this entire passage for error, it appears this part of the Talmud could be used as a valuable tool for figuring badly needed chronology. While I know the “Jews” cannot call Jacob their father through the Covenant, the evidence presented here could be used to confirm much of what is not recorded in our present Bibles.

Therefore, I believe some passages from the Talmud would be creditable to our research, if we are careful how we use them, the Two Seedline doctrine without exception. I have several other passages of the Talmud which I could quote to enforce my position, but I think, by this time, you can see my point. In fact, if I were to use key words in the Old testament and run them in the search mode of my copy the Talmud on CD-R in my computer, no doubt, I could come up with at lest 500 examples of truth contained within these writings. While I do not recommend the Talmud as a good source of inspiration, nevertheless, it is not 100% totally false information as the anti-seedliners imply. I only wish I had a copy of the Zohar on CD-R. Some might condemn me for studying the Talmud, but how else can we be as “wise as serpents” unless we know what the enemy has written? After all, I don’t hear anyone condemning Rev. I.B. Pranaitis, Henry Ford or Elizabeth Dilling.

This is the seventh in a series of Special Notices to all anti-seedliners who are opposed to the proposition that there are a literal walking, talking, breathing, genetic Satanic seedline people among us in the world To proclaim otherwise is a declaration that we have no enemy, and neutralizes and undermines our defenses against them. To concede such a position is beyond all responsible comprehension, and only those who assume the obligation of pointing out and identifying the enemy are Israel’s true watchmen. To brazenly obstruct the message of the true watchmen’s warnings is the height of treason. The judgment for interfering with the true watchman in his appointed duty is not a very pretty one. But, sad to say, this is what many are doing. Again, we would warn you, we are at WAR. This WAR has been going on now for over 7,000 years. It is a WAR between Yahweh and His children and Satan and his children. It is a battle to the death for one or the other.

In analyzing some of the single seedliners writings on their anti-seedline argument, one can make some interesting observations. We notice that they are working with a limited source of information. It is obvious they only use Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible along with some unnamed Bible dictionary.

It also appears they are quoting entirely from the King James Version. Equipped with this limited source of data, they desire to dictate to everyone else their own unqualified views which are based on their personal reasoning. From what we can observe so far, if they don’t like what they read in Strong’s they will switch to this unnamed Bible dictionary in order to pick and choose that which best suits “their” likes. It is conspicuously oblivious they did this with the meaning of Seth’s name.

In order to show you the next place in their writings it will be necessary for us to quote a couple of paragraphs from a booklet ‘Seed of Satan, Literal or Figurative,” page 11:

“...But Wise (James E. Wise) states again without any Scriptural backing, when Eve states ‘I have gotten a man from the Lord,’ she thought Cain was her firstborn and she thought he was the promised seed, she later acknowledged that Abel, not Cain, was the promised see. Therefore, if Abel was her promised seed, than Cain would have to be the seed or progeny (sic, progeny) of the serpent. There is absolutely no Scriptural evidence which indicates that Eve thought that Abel was the ‘promised seed.’ Verse 25, which Wise quotes as confirmation of this statement merely says that when Eve had Seth, she said: ‘God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.’ She is merely stating that God gave her a son to replace the one who had been killed. Nothing is said here about ‘promised seed.’ 1 John 3:12 does not ‘plainly denote that Cain was the offspring or progeny of the wicked one.’ The Bible Dictionary says the word Cain means ‘acquisition,’ which means: ‘the act of having one’s own; to get or gain through one’s efforts.’ Seth means to ‘compensate; a sprout,’ it has nothing whatsoever to do with being s substitute as Wise avers. We wonder where this man got his information or if he just dreamed it up, the latter seems the more possible.”

The last statement here, concerning the name of Seth, highly suggests his own theological dishonesty. We will show you why. As we know, according to their own words, they have both a Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible and an unnamed Bible dictionary. They said on page 3: “The word ‘serpent’ as used here and throughout this chapter is #5175 in Strong’‘s Concordance...”

From this statement we can irrevocably conclude beyond all doubt that they have a copy of the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible. The question is: why didn’t they quote from it in this instance? Again, their statement is:

“Seth means to ‘compensate; a sprout,’ it has nothing whatsoever to do with being a substitute as Wise avers.”

This is what the Strong’s Concordance has to say of the name Seth: #8352...Seth, shayth; from #7896; put, i.e., substitute, Seth, third son of Adam: Seth, Sheth.” If you will notice very carefully, it speaks of the meaning as being “substitute” and mentions absolutely nothing abut “compensate” or “sprout.”

You can even go to the word #7896 from which #8352 is taken and it suggest no such meaning. Furthermore, “Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament,” agrees with Strong’s on both words. You will find #7896 on page 819 of Gesenius’. Upon examining 33 sets of Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias, only on which even remotely suggests a meaning of “sprout.”

These last meanings seems to be an invention of a person by the name of Ewald, see Unger’s, page 999. Outside of these two references, most all of the other dictionaries/encyclopedias and commentaries are generally agreed to the meaning of Seth as “substitute” or “in place of.” We submit that these teachers had both of these meanings before them, yet they rejected Strong’s in favor to their unnamed Bible dictionary in order to, what appears to be, fabricate his point, which they thought nobody would ever notice. This is the epitome of blatant, unabashed, brazen treachery and deceitfulness of the most evil kind.

Now for a few references to show that James E. Wise was correct when he made his statement that Seth was a “substitute” or “appointed” in place of Abel.

“The Pictorial Bible Dictionary,” by Merrill C. Tenny, general editor, page 774: “SETH (seth, Heb. Sheth [so KJV in Numbers 24:17; 1 Chronicles 1:1)...His name (meaning ‘appointed,’ i.e., ‘substitute’) signifies that he was considered a ‘SUBSTITUTE’ for Abel (Genesis 4:12). His birth recalled man’s tragic loss of divine image (Genesis 5:1). He became the founder of the line of faith.” (Genesis 4:25; Luke 3:38).

“The Wycliffe Bible Commentary,” page 11: “The Hebrew word shows marked similarity to the word shat, translated ‘appointed’ or ‘et.’ In reality, Seth became the one on whom God could depend as the foundation stone for His family. He was ‘set’ or ‘appointed’ to take up the word and mission of Abel.”

“The Adam Clarke’s Commentary,” abridged by Ralph Earle: “Eve must have received on this occasion some divine communication, else how could she have known that this son was APPOINTED IN THE PLACE of Abel, to continue that holy line by which the Messiah was to come?”

“Matthew Poole’s Commentary On The Holy Bible,” volume 1, page 14: “INSTEAD OF ABEL; to succeed his father Adam, as Abel should have done in the priesthood, and administration and care of holy things in the church of God.”

“The New World Dictionary Concordance to the New American Bible,” page 619: “...The name is explained in popular ethnology which sees it deriving from the verb sith, TO REPLACE. Eve stated ‘God has granted me another offspring IN PLACE OF Abel.”

Let’s take a look at what on Identity Preacher said about Wise on page 12:

“But let’s analyze Genesis 4:1 very carefully and see what it really says, not what some man [Wise] thinks it says. Read it for yourself, it is very clear. I can find no hint in this chapter, that even [sic., Eve] thought Abel was the ‘promised seed.’ How can he [Abel] have been when he was killed. Do you mean that God would have given a ‘promised seed’ to Eve, only to be murdered? It doesn’t make much sense, does it? The promised seed was ‘Seth,’ who god gave her to take the place of Abel. It become a gross assumption on the part of the author [Wise], when he states: ‘because of this, Cain could only have been the progeny of the serpent.’ When we quote the 1 John 3:12 verse about Can ‘wicked one,’ we see verse 12 in its context, it cannot be lifted out of its proper setting just to prove a point that someone wants to make...”

This author is totally lacking any insight on this one, we believe. We have read several references which show that Seth WAS an appointed seed in Abel’s place, and this is the very meaning of Seth’s name. If Abel was not a PROMISED SEED, there would have been no need for his blood to cry from the ground.

Why, then, did Abel’s blood cry from the ground? Abel’s blood was crying for revenge. Seth became the revenger of blood for Abel. Yahshua became the ultimate revenger of that blood, and will, in time, destroy all of the descendants of Cain. This whole WAR is a blood-feud. The revenger of blood is spoken of in Numbers 35:19:

“The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.”

If one continues to shoot one’s self in the foot long enough, one will find one doesn’t have a leg to stand on. This is exactly what Jack Mohr is doing, as he shoots himself in the foot again on page 20. As he attempts to show you his thoughts on the subject of race, where we believe he goofs again. This is what he said:

“Here again we see Wise (James E. Wise) as he does some more ‘supposing,’ when he states that the word GENERATION could be translated RACE. If you check your Strong’s Concordance, you will find the word generation has five meanings. In the Old Testament we find the Hebrew word (‘daur’ #1755, which means; ‘an age; a dwelling;’ posterity.’) It is used thusly in Genesis 7:1: ‘And the Lord said unto Noah, come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.’ 9Nothing here to do with RACE!) We find a second meaning to the word in Daniel 4:3 where the word is (#1850 ‘dar’ meaning ‘generation’ In the New Testament, three Greek words are used for generation. In Matthew 1:1: ‘The Book of the GENERATION of Jesus Christ ...’ Here the word is ‘genesis,’ (#1078) which means: ‘nativity; figurative, nature; generation’). In Matthew 3:7 we read: ‘O GENERATION of vipers, who hath warned thee to flee from the wrath to come?’ (Here the Greek word is ‘gennema:’ #1081, meaning; ‘offspring: produce; fruit; generation’) finally in Matthew 12:41 we read: ‘The men of Nineveh shall rise up in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it.’ (Here the word is ‘genea’ #1974 [sic, #1074], meaning: ‘a generation; an age; nation; time’). This is the only occasion in the entire Bible where the word GENERATIONcould mean RACE, but we see from the context that this is not what it means here. Once again, Wise has borne ‘false witness’ to what a word means.”

As you will shortly see, the “false witness” is not James E. Wise but Jack Mohr. Let’s start with the Hebrew word #1755 which Jack Mohr mistakenly interprets. “Wilson’s Old Testament Word Studies,” page 184 says this concerning this word. (The Hebrew characters are exactly the same as shown in Strong’s): “...an age, a generation of men A RACE of men contemporary, Genesis 6:9, or implying conformity, Proverbs 30:10-14. So it may be understood in that disputed passage, Isaiah 53:8, ‘his generation,’ THE RACE conformed to the Messiah, equivalent to ‘the seed,’ verse 10: Genesis 6:9, all generations, Heb. Generation and generation; every generation. Heb. Id...Daniel 4:3, 3, 34, 34.” Continuing now with the “Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament,” on the Hebrew word #1755. Among the other meanings Gesenius’ says this on page 194: “The idea of age, or generation being neglected, it often means A RACE OF MEN...”

We will not go into every Strong’s number reference that Jack Mohr mentions here. However, it should be obvious, from this last example, that he doesn’t have the slightest idea of what he is talking about concerning the Old Testament.

Let’s see what he says about the New Testament, besides that which is quoted above. If you will recall, he is saying the only verse in the Bible that can be rendered “race” is Matthew 12:41, and there he states that it doesn’t meant “race” in that case either. In other words, he is, in effect saying there os not one case in the entire bible that refers to race.

Now that bold statement. Let’s see if it will hold up under the magnifying glass. In “The Complete Word Study Dictionary, New Testament,” by Spiros Zodhiates, the Greek word #1078, genesis, is described in part as: “In the passive genesis means RACE, LINEAGE, equivalent to gena (#1074), genealogy, book of genealogy...”

Zodhiates then describes the Geek word #1974, genea in part: “Metaphorically spoken of the people of any generation or age, those living in any one period, A RACE or class...” You can see by this which very clearly, is contrary to what Jack Mohr says, these two words, genesis and genea, do imply RACE.

On page 22 of the booklet Jack Mohr says:

“God had appointed His Israel people to be a ‘special, holy people’ who according to 1 Peter2:9 were to be: ‘a chosen GENERATION, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar (set aside for a special purpose); that ye (Israel) should show forth the praises of Him who called you out of darkness, into His marvelous light.’”

If Jack Mohr had had an “American Standard Version of the Bible,” he could have observed that “chosen generation” in this particular verse is rendered an “elect race.” He is way off base when he claims:

“This is the only occasion in the entire Bible where the word ‘generation’ could mean ‘race,’ but we see from the context that this is not what it means here.”  Evidently he is unaware of how to find the subject of race in the Bible. If we will turn to the word “generation” in W.E. Vine’s “An Expository Dictionary Of New Testament Word,” it will direct us to go to page 291 for the word “kind.”

Here is what it says under this heading: “GENOS... akin to ginomai, to become, denotes (a) a family, Acts 4:6. ‘Kindred;’ 713, R.V., ‘race’ (A.V., ‘kindred’); 13:26, ‘stock;’ (b) offspring, Acts 1728: Revelations 22:16; (c) a nation, a RACE, Mark 7:26, R.V., ‘RACE’ (A.V., ‘nation’) ; Acts 4:36, R.V. ‘(a man of Cyprus) by race,’ A.V., ‘of the country of Cyprus;’ genos does not mean a country, the word signifies parentage (Jews[?]) had settled in Cyprus from, or even before, the reign of Alexander the Great); 7:19. R.V., ‘RACE’ (A.V., ‘kindred’); 18:2, 24, R.V., ‘BY RACE (A.V., ‘born’); 2 Corinthians 11:26, ‘countrymen;’ Galatians 1:14, R.V., ‘countrymen’ (A.V., ‘nation’); Philippians 3:5, ‘stock;’ 1 Peter 2:9 R.V., ‘RACE’ (A.V., ‘generation’); (d) a kind sort, class, Matthew 13:36, ‘kind;’ in some mss. In q7;21, A.V., ‘kind;’ Mark 9:29, ‘kind,’ 1 Corinthians 12:10, 28 ‘kinds’ (A.V. ‘Diversities’); 14:10 (ditto)...” With this kind of a foundation to work from, one should be able to find hundreds of passages on race. Jack Mohr could not be more mistaken in his assertions on these Hebrew and Greek words. Now, who is really the one doing the “assuming” and being “intellectually dishonest?”

We should take note that Jeffrey A. Weakly highly recommends Jack Mohr for his expertise concerning the so-called fallacy of the subject of the Seedline doctrine. That is what he said in his “The Satanic Seedline, Its Doctrine and History,” on page 29:

“There are other arguments but the ones addressed here are the major ones that I have encountered. If you have encountered an argument and you are sincerely seeking an answer, I suggest that first you completely study it out in God’s Word (look up definitions, check parallel passages, be sure of contest, etc.) After that, I suggest you contact men such as Pete Peters, Dan Gentry, Earl Jones, Jack Mohr, etc....” We guess the old saying is still true: birds of a feather do flock together!

                       Confusion Concerning Trees

On page 6 of the booklet “Seed of Satan, Literal or Figurative?” Jack Mohr continues to lambaste James E. Wise. As we will see, his criticism of what Wise was saying is totally unwarranted. This is what Jack Mohr says in his supposed conjecture:

“Wise then goes on to make some very positive statements, which I do not believe he can back with Scripture. At least he doesn’t do it here. He says: ‘Therefore (because of the explanation he has given), that which is spoken of or called the ‘tree of the knowledge of good and evil,’ was the devil. In other places he is called the devil, Belial, etc.’ But there is no Scripture which will back up his contention, no matter how much you want to believe there is. The idea that Satan or the devil was the seducer of Eve in the garden, may fit in with your theological concept, but it’s not what the Word says.

Jack Mohr in the little booklet called our Messiah, our Redeemer, our Savior a wooden tree. Who else but our Savior is the “Tree of Life?” How else do we eat of Him but by taking Communion? How much more blasphemous a remark can there be made than this? Jack Mohr is totally inaccurate when he claims the pecan, peach and apricot trees are not mentioned in Scripture. He just didn’t look for it. these trees are included in Genesis 1:29 when it says:

“And Yahweh said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and EVERY TREE yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”

Jack Mohr is making an insinuation that this couldn’t include a pecan, peach or apricot tree WHICH HAVE SEEDS. He is not only blasphemous but totally unskilled in Yahweh’s word, or at least it appears so to us. Yet, inasmuch as all the trees “bearing seed” were permitted by Yahweh to be eaten as food in Genesis 1:29, the trees of Genesis 3 couldn’t have been fruit trees. Why would Yahweh allow the fruit of trees of Genesis 1:29 to be eaten and then turn around and go back on His own Word and make it unlawful to eat of one of them in Genesis 3? Talk about something that “don’t make any sense,” as he has said himself several times in the booklet. There simply is no better argument, that the trees of Genesis 3 were not wooden tree, than this passage. As he said himself: “God is not the author of confusion.”

We wonder how Jack Mohr would have interpreted Mark 8:22-24 which says:

“And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw aught. And he looked up, and said, I see MEN AS TREES WALKING.”

This brings up an interesting question, if the man had been blind from birth, then how would he know what a tree looked like to enable him to describe men as trees walking? It is obvious that the man was not blind in the sense that he could not see anything with his eyes, but that he was blind to the Word of God, and could not understand what they were relating to him. When Christ opened his eyes he was able to see a little, but then he could see fully what was being given him.

Oddly enough, the word tree in this passage also means a solid wooden tree. Let’s now check Strong’s, Thayer and Zodhiates to see what they have to say about the Greek word #1186; Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible: “#1186...Dendron from drus (an oak); a tree: tree.”

Thayer Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, page 128: “#1186...to grow to the shape and size of a tree.”

The “Complete Word Dictionary, New Testament,” by Spiros Zodhiates, TH.D.: “#1186...dendron...neut. Noun. A Tree...‘to become a tree’ (a.t.) Means become like a tree in size (cf. Mark 4:32). ‘I see men as trees’ means not distinctly, in an unusual size.”

Question: When was the last time you saw a solid oak tree, just down the street, about 175 feet high with a trunk 5 feet in diameter, pull up its roots and start walking? It is obvious the Bible is using figurative language many times when it speaks of “trees.” Hence the answer to Lt. Col. Jack Mohr’s question on his thesis, “Seed of Satan, Literal or Figurative?” It would appear that Jack Mohr again makes a mistake and argues thusly about the word “tree” in Genesis 3:17:

“While Eve had been warned by God not to eat of the ‘tree of knowledge of good and evil,’ He had said nothing to her, which is recorded, about ‘touching it.’ (See Genesis 3:17) Eve was the one who added the ‘touching business,’ when she talked with the serpent. Like so many of our people, she thought she had to add to the Word. The author (James E. Wise) then goes on to ‘surmise,’ since he has no Scriptural proof, that the ‘trees,’ in the Garden were not made up of ‘sap, bark, and foliage.’ In other words, these trees were not really trees, since trees cannot ‘discern between good and evil.’ Yet nothing written in this Scripture indicates that these ‘trees,’ what ever they may have been, were supposed to do any discerning. The word TREE as used in this passage come from the Hebrew word ‘ets,’ #6095 and means ‘a tree for firmness; hence wood; gallows; helve; stock; timber; tree; wood.’ Absolutely no indications here that it refers to a ‘person,’ or ‘being’ of any kind, such as a ‘serpent’ or ‘Satan.’ He goes on to compound his strange explanation by stating that these ‘trees’ were endowed with the gift of speech. Show me anywhere the Scriptures so states.”

What is noticeable here is that Mohr says the word for “trees,” in Genesis 3:17 is #6095. It is not, however, it is #6086. It is from #6095, but it is not #6095.

The Hebrew word #6095 is atsah, not ets. Actually, what Mohr does here is to correctly apply ets, but then goes on to use Strong’s definition for atsah. Quite a deceptive maneuver, or quite a mistake, we would say. Anything to make his point. There can be quite a difference between #6086 and #6095. This is what “Wilson’s Old Testament Word Studies,” has to say about the word “tree” on page 453 (In this case, the Hebrew characters are identical to Strong’s #6086):

“...a tree; often collective, trees: Genesis 1:11 & c. Figuratively, TREES REPRESENT MEN, green trees the righteous, dry trees the wicked, Ezekiel 20:47; 17:24, all the trees of the field, all men, the high tree the lofty and powerful, the low tree the weak and contemptible...”

From this definition by Wilson we can clearly see the Hebrew word #6086, ets, as used in Genesis 3:17 can be used both literally and figuratively. Mohr’s argument that it can only mean a literal “tree” is completely flawed. This goes for all the other anti-seedliners who use this point of contention to establish a false premise. When one considers how dangerous it is, to life and limb, to present the Two seedline message, it is quite inconsiderate of the anti-seedliners to harass the messenger in his duty to his Maker and His Kingdom. By doing this, the anti-seedliners are actually aiding and abetting the enemy in this time of war. It’s tantamount to defecting over to the enemy’s side when millions of lives of our brethren are at stake. Such false teaching is more damaging, in effect, than the evil, Satanic enemy can bring about.

WE HAVE AN ENEMY. It’s unpleasant enough THAT WE MUST live under the political, religious and monetary system of the enemy, but it is intolerable, while all this is happening, to have distracting, booing, detractors on the sidelines proclaiming there is no enemy; that somehow they, the “Jews,” (Revelation 2:9, 3:9) are simply ordinary people who happened to go bad. We don’t know how those gainsaying disputants discount the fact that they and their continued lineage, remain corrupt generation after generation, for thousands of years. It is quite obvious that the “Jews” have retained an inbred, genetic trait which is built into their very being, clearly inherited from their ancestors. Thus, there are TWO GENETIC PEOPLES AT WAR WITH EACH OTHER, according to the declaration of Genesis 3:15, and this WAR will not terminate until one side or the other is completely destroyed. At the moment, our side is speedily going down to defeat.

Evidently, the anti-seedliners have never read Josephus, Wars 2:8:2. Josephus makes it quite clear that the Pharisees and Sadducees were essentially non-Israelites by birth. Let’s read this passage:

“For there are three philosophical sects among the Judeans. The followers of the first of whom are the Pharisees; of the second the Sadducees; and the third sect, who PRETNEDS to a severer discipline, are called Essens. THE LAST ARE JUDAH BY BIRTH, and seem to have a greater affection for one another than the other sects have.”

It would appear that of these three sects mentioned, only the Essenes could claim to be pure blooded Israelites; that many, perhaps a majority of the Pharisees and Sadducees, were NEITHER true Israelites, nor, of the true Tribe of Judah. Why didn’t Josephus mention the Pharisees and Sadducees as being JUDAH BY BIRTH? We know that in John 8:33 & 37, it is apparent from that rendition, that the scribes and Pharisees could possibly be true Israelites. Sure, the Arabs can claim Abraham as their father. We know, also, that the “Jews” of Messiah’s day had absorbed Edomite blood, and therefore could claim both Abraham and Isaac as their fathers. The Shelanite-Judahites could even claim an affinity with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Judah, yet that doesn’t make them of the true Tribe of Judah. For evidence that the “Jews” are not who they claim to be, we will no quote from the “A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica,” by John Lightfoot, volume 2, pages 7-9:

“...Common persons, as to the priesthood: such whose fathers, indeed were sprung from priests, but their mothers unfit to be admitted to the priest’s marriage-bed...such as were born in wedlock; but that which was unlawful... bastards: such as came of a certain mother, but of an uncertain father...Such as were gathered up out of the streets, whose fathers and mothers were uncertain. (See Ezra: Chapters 9 & 10)

“A defiled generation (RACE) indeed! And, therefore, brought up out of Babylon in this common sink, according to the opinion of the Hebrews, that the whole Jewish seed still remaining there might not be polluted by it... Therefore he brought them to Jerusalem, and where care might be taken by the Sanhedrim [Sanhedrin] fixed there, that the LEGITIMATE MIGHT NOT MARRY WITH THE ILLEGITIMATE...

“How great a care ought there to be in the families of the pure blood, to preserve themselves untouched and clean from this impure sink; and to lay up among themselves genealogical scrolls from generation to generation as faithful witnesses and lasting monuments of their legitimate stock and free blood.

“Hear a complaint and a story in his case: ‘R. Jochanan said, By the Temple, it is in our hand to discover who are not of pure blood in the land of Israel: but what shall I do, when the chief men of this generation lie hid? (That is, when they are not of pure blood, and yet we must not declare so much openly concerning them) ‘He was of the same opinion with R. Isaac, who said...A family (of the polluted blood) that lies hid, let it lie hid. Abai also saith, We have learned this also by tradition, That there was a certain family called the family of Beth-zeriphua beyond Jordan, and a son of Zion removed it away.’ (The Goss is, Some eminent man, by a public proclamation, declared it impure) ‘But he caused another which was such’ (that is, impure) ‘to come near. And there was another which the wise men would not manifest.’

“...When it especially lay upon the Sanhedrim (Sanhedrin), settled at Jerusalem to preserve pure families, as much as in them lay, pure still; and when they prescribed canons of preserving the legitimation of the people (which you ay see in those things that follow at the place alleged), there was some necessity to lay up public records of pedigrees with them: whence it might be known what family was pure, and what defiled. Hence that of Simon Ben Azzai deserves our notice: ‘I say (saith he) a genealogical scroll in Jerusalem, in which it was thus written; ‘N., a bastard of a strange wife.’ Observe, that even a bastard was written in their books of genealogy, that he might be known to be a bastard, and that the purer families mighty take heed of the defilement of the seed...”

It should be obvious from this that the Judeans which returned from the Babylonian captivity up until the time of the Messiah were not keeping their family genetics pure. Can you now see how far off the mark Ted R. Weiland was in his book “Eve, Did She Or Didn’t She?” when he erroneously tried to prove that the scribes and Pharisees were true Israelites by making the following statements?

Page 68: “Seedliners claim that because the Pharisees and their progenitors were charged with the murders of all the righteous from Abel to Zacharias, they cannot be Israelites but instead must be Cainites of the seed of Satan. The truth is that because the Pharisees and their forefathers were indicated for the murder of the righteous martyrs, they cannot be Cainites BUT INSTEAD MUST BE ISRAELITES.”

Page 94: “The seedliners teach that the Pharisees were Cainites of the seedline of Satan, whereas Matthew 3:7-8; 27:6-10; John 7:19; 8:28-37; Acts 4:5-10, 24-35 and 7:2-52 declare that the Pharisees were Judahites of the seed line of Jacob/Israel.”

While Ted R. Weiland is off the mark, he is not entirely wrong. However, his error is serious to the point of disaster. To clear up the matter, we will refer again to the “A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica,” by John Lightfoot, volume 2, page 78:

“There was indeed, a certain remnant among them to be gathered by Christ: and when that gathered, the rest of the nation was delivered over to everlasting perdition. This is...that remnant of the apostle, Romans 11:5, which then was, when he writ those things; which then was to be gathered, before the destruction of that nation.”

We are sure that Messiah was NOT gathering an accumulation of bastards, which the Pharisees and Sadducees for the most part were. The anti-seedliners really have a problem with Genesis 3:15 & 4:1, for if Cain was the son of Adam, there wouldn’t have been any difference between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman. If such a thing were true, which it isn’t, we might as well invite the descendants of Cain into our churches and Identity meetings. Recently, John Hagee had about ten “Jewish” professors and advisors. “Insight On The Scriptures,” volume 2, pages 887 & 889, says this about the serpent’s seed:

“...Jesus identified the Jewish religious leaders of his day as a part of the Serpent’s seed, saying to them: ‘Serpents, offspring [Gr., gen-ne’ma-ta, generated ones’] of vipers, how are you to flee from the judgement of Gehenna? Matthew 23:33, Int.”...“enmity between the two seeds. The great serpent Satan the Devil has produced ‘seed’ that has manifested the bitterest enmity toward those who have served God with faith like Abraham, as the Bible record abundantly testifies. Satan has tried to block or hinder the development of the woman’s seed, (Compare Matthew 13:24-30).”

This is what John Lightfoot has to say about Matthew 3:7 where John the Baptist called the Pharisees and Sadducees “vipers,” in his “A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica,” volume 2, pages 77-78:

“Not so much ‘the seed of Abraham,’ which ye boast of, as ‘the seed of the serpent’...A nation and offspring diametrically opposite, and an enemy to that seed of the woman, and WHICH WAS TO BRUISE HIS HEEL...Hence, not without round, it is concluded that that nation was rejected and given over to a reprobate sense, EVEN BEFORE THE COMING OF CHRIST.

“They were not only...a generation (RACE), but...an offspring of vipers , serpents sprung from serpents. Nor is it a wonder that they were rejected by God, when they had long since rejected God, and God’s word, by their traditions...THERE WAS, IN DEED A CERTAIN REMNANT AMONG THEM TO BE GATHERED BY CHRIST: AND WHEN THAT WAS GATHERED, THE REST OF THE NATION WAS DELIVERED OVER TO EVERLASTING PERDITION ...”

Again on page 83 of the same book, John Lightfoot says the following:

“The war proclaimed of old in Eden between the serpent, and the seed of the serpent, and the seed of the woman, Genesis 3:15, now takes place; when that promised seed of the woman comes forth into the field (being initiated by baptism, and anointed by the Holy Ghost, unto the public office of his ministry) to fight with the old serpent, and at last to bruise his head. And, since the devil was always a most imprudent spirit, now he takes upon him a more hardened boldness than ever, even of waging war with him whom he knew to be the Son of God, because from that ancient proclamation of this war he knew well enough THAT HE SHOULD BRUISE HIS HEEL.”

In Matthew 3:7; 12:34 and 23:33 both John the Baptist and Yahshua called the Pharisees and Sadducees “a generation (RACE) of vipers,” and in Matthew 12:39 Yahshua spoke of them as “an evil and adulterous (bastard) generation (RACE)” (adulterous meaning mixed...impure, bastards). The following are remarks from some various commentaries:

“Adam Clarke’s,” abridged by Earle, page 770:

“An evil and adulterous generation. Or ‘race of people.’ Our Lord terms the Jews an adulterous race.”

“Adam Clarke’s,” abridged by Earle, page 770:

“O generation of vipers. A terribly expressive speech. A serpentine brood, from a serpentine stock. As their fathers were, so were they, children of the WICKED ONE.”

“Matthew Henry’s,” vol. 5, page 24:

“The title he gives them is, O generation of vipers. Christ gave them the same title; Matthew 12:34; 23:33. They were as vipers; though specious yet venomous and poisonous, and full of malice and enmity to everything that was good; they were a viperous brood, the seed and offspring of such as had been of the same spirit; it was bred in the bone with them.

“They gloried in it, that they were the seed of Abraham; but John showed them that they were the serpent’s seed (Compare Genesis 3:15); of their father the devil, (John 8:44). They were a viperous gang, they were all alike; though enemies to one another, yet confederate in mischief. Note: A WICKED GENERATION IS A GENERATION OF VIPERS, AND THEY OUGHT TO BE TOLD SO...”

“Matthew Henry’s,” vol. 5, page 175:

“He condemns the demand, as the language of an evil and adulterous generation, v. 39. He fastens the charge, not only on the scribes and pharisees, but the whole nation of the Jews; they were all like their leaders, a seed and succession of evil doers: they were an evil generation indeed, that not only hardened themselves against the conviction of Christ’s miracles, but set themselves to abuse him, and put contempt on his miracles. They were an adulterous generation...As an adulterous brood; so miserably degenerated...that Abraham and Israel acknowledged them not.”

“Matthew Henry’s,” vol. 5, page 174:

“They were a generation of vipers: John [the] Baptist had called them so (Matthew 3:7), and they were still the same; for can the Ethiopian change his skin? The people looked upon the Pharisees as a generation of saints, but Christ calls them a generation of vipers, the seed of the serpent, that had an enmity to Christ and his gospel. Now what would be expected from a generation of vipers, but that which is poisonous and malignant? Can the viper be otherwise than venomous?”

                            Jewish Proselytizing

This is another aspect which should be delved into concerning the cursed “Jewish” nation at the time of the Messiah. Without this understanding, it is difficult to comprehend the conditions surrounding the “Jewish” nation at that period. Once that view is understood and grasped, a very different view will be perceived. This is a topic which has NOT been addressed, at any length, by the clergy of nominal churchianity or, for that matter among those who understand the Israel Identity message. It is paramount that we understand the complexities of that period, for if we don’t, we simply cannot fathom the elements which were coming into play during that time. Once we comprehend this, we will not be prone to make ludicrous statements such as those which some of the preachers have spewed (vomited) out. (Proverbs 26:11; 23:8; 2 Peter 2:22)

We will first introduce the general story and then present the documentation. First, let’s consider the Scripture where Messiah condemned the “Jews” for their proselytizing, Matthew 23:15:

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.”

In Matthew Chapter 3, we are told of John the Baptist and his endeavor to prepare the way for the Messiah by conversion and baptizing. It seems here, according to the story, the Pharisees and Sadducees came and inquired of John what he was doing. Forthrightly, John informed the “Jews,” he didn’t baptize “vipers.”

Why were the Pharisees and Sadducees so interested in what John the Baptist was doing? Many may be unaware of the fact that the Pharisees and Sadducees were also baptizing their converts. The requirement to become a “Jewish” proselyte was firstly, to be circumcised, and when the wound was healed, then secondly, the candidate was baptized.

The “Jews” considered that when their candidate went down into the water he was a heathen, and when he came back up, he was an Israelite. This is fantastic, for a non-Israelite could be baptized thousands of times and it would not make him an Israelite. And of just whom were these “jews” baptizing and making proselytes? Many were the of the seven Canaanite nations. Now some excerpts from pages 55 to 63 from “A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica,” volume 2, by John Lightfoot:

“Whensoever any heathen will betake himself, and be joined to the covenant of Israel, and place himself under the wings of the divine Majesty, and take the yoke of the law upon him, voluntary circumcision, baptism, and oblation, are required...That was a common axiom...No man is a proselyte until he be circumcised and baptized...[because none becomes a proselyte without circumcision and baptism] of the Sanhedrim...

“If with a proselyte his sons and his daughters are made proselytes also, that which is done by their father redounds to their good...A heathen woman, if she is made a proselytess, when she is now big with child, the child needs not baptism...for the baptism of his mother serves for him for baptism...‘If an Israelite take a Gentile child...or find a Gentile infant, and baptizeth him in the name of a proselyte; behold, he is a proselyte’...

“First, You see baptism inseparably joined to the circumcision of proselytes. There was, indeed some little distance of time; for ‘they were not baptized till the pain of circumcision was healed, because water might be injurious to the wound.’ but certainly baptism ever followed...

“Secondly, Observing from these things which have been spoken, how very known and frequent that use of baptism was among the Jews, the reason appears very easy why the Sanhedrim, by their messengers, inquired not of John concerning the reason of baptism, but concerning the authority of the baptizer; not what baptism meant, but whence he had a license so to baptize, John 1:25...

“For the admission of a proselyte was reckoned no light matter...Proselytes are dangerous to Israel, like the itch...When a proselyte was to be circumcised, they first asked him concerning the sincerity of his conversion to Judaism: whether he offered not himself to proselytism for the obtaining of riches, for fear, or for love to some Israelite woman...

“As soon as he grows whole of the wound of circumcision, they bring him to baptism; and being laced in the water, they again instruct him in some weightier and in some lighter commands of the law. Which being heard...he plunges himself, and comes up, and behold, he is as an Israelite in all things...

“...but a proselyte was baptized not only into the washing-off of that Gentile pollution, nor only thereby to be transplanted into the religion of the Jews; but that, by the most accurate rite of translation that could possibly be, he might so pass into an Israelite, that, being married to an Israelite woman, he might produce a free and legitimate seed, and an undefiled offspring.

“Hence, servants that were taken into a family were baptized; and servants also that were to be made free: not so much because they were defiled with heathen uncleanness, as that, by that rite...becoming Israelites in all respects, they might be more fit to match [mate] with Israelites, and their children be accounted as Israelites. And hence the sons of proselytes, in following generations, were circumcised indeed, but not baptized.

“They were circumcised, that they might take upon themselves the obligation of the law; but they needed not baptism, because they were already Israelites. [Bull manure!]...The baptism of proselytes was the bringing over of Gentiles into the Jewish relation...”

You can see from this, things at that period were not at all like we are led to believe. The people of that “Jewish” nation had so corrupted themselves genetically, there were hardly any pureblooded Israelites left among them. Here you have the facts laid out before you, so that it will save you a lot of homework on your part. All you have to do is verify them.

It would appear the time has come for some who follow the teachings of anti-seedliners to wake up and get the wax out of their ears. Here is substantial evidence the anti-seedliners are not as informed as they should be. Not only are the Judeo-Christian clergy of today blind to the conditions of that nation, but we have those in Israel Identity who have been trained in the Judeo-churchianity theological centers who aren’t much better.

It takes a lot of time and effort, sweat and blood, to put research like this together. Furthermore, if one cannot see the parallel between what is going on today, with all of the mixed-racial marriages, just as the Judeans of that day were taking strange wives and strange husbands, one has to be blind. They were taking others in marriage who were often descended from the seven Canaanite nations. There were some pureblooded Benjamites who were still in Galilee, from whom Yahshua took all of His disciples except one, as there were some Essenes in Judea.

The anti-seedliners seem to completely overlook the commission of the Messiah in 1 John 3:8, that of destroying the works of Satan:

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneht from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of god was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”

By coming when He did, Yahshua was there in the midst of the genetic descendants of Satan, through Cain, who were quite aptly called “vipers.” Messiah HIMSELF called them “vipers,” as did John the Baptist. Thus, Messiah was in the realm of the geographic seat where the devils lived. If the devil’s headquarters had been anywhere else in the world, He would have been there.

If He was going to destroy the devil’s works, He had to be where the devils thrived, which He was. If you will check the next verse (v.0), you will notice that whether one is a genetic son of the devil, or, a genetic son of Yahweh, depends on the sperm, or “seed.” It speaks of the children of Yahweh, saying “his sperma remaineth in him.” However, the anti-seedliners insist that “sperma” is spiritual. Let’s look at “Matthew Henry’s Commentary,” which says this on this passage, vol. 6, pages 1076-1077:

“From the discrimination between the children of God and the children of the devil. They have their distinct characters. In this the children of God are manifest and the children of the devil, v. 10. In the world (according to the old distinction) there are the seed [sperma] of God and seed [sperma] of the serpent.”...and he belongs to the party, and interest, kingdom of the devil. It is he that is the author and patron of sin, and has been a practitioner of it, a tempter and instigator of it, even from the beginning of the world.”...“The devil has designed and endeavored to ruin the work of God in his world. The son of God has undertaken the holy war against him.”...“It showed that he was the firstborn of the serpent’s seed [sperma]; even he, the eldest son [Cain]...was of the wicked one. He imitated and resembled the first wicked one, the devil.”

“A Commentary On the Holy Bible,” by Matthew Poole, vol. 3, pages 935-936 comments thusly:

“And such a sinner, he says is of the devil; as if he were born of him, where his child, really conformed to him, and having his sinning nature...Upon what was said, he reduces all men each to their own family and father, concluding it manifest whither they belonged; i.e., he shows, upon the grounds before expressed, who do not belong to God and his family, leaving it thence to be collected, since two fathers and families divide the world, to which they must be reckoned; i.e., they belong not to God, and consequently to that worst of fathers, who first, in general, do not righteousness; the devil being the first sinner, they are his descendants...Which showed him to be of that wicked one, of the serpent’s seed: so early was such seed sown, and so ancient the enmity between seed and seed.”

The matter of the Two Seedlines is of the utmost importance in our day, for we are beginning to see the culmination of this age-old “enmity” coming to a head. While it has been lying festering just below the surface for several thousands of years, today it is reaching its peak.  It’s like a giant abscess getting ready to erupt and spill out all its foul, infectious, corrupt, putrefying poison. And, while these great evil underground forces are at work, the Judeo-Christian churchianity sits idly on the sidelines pretending all is well.

In fact, the infection from this giant abscess is sweeping into their midst, and they consider it “Christian.” As if this were not bad enough, the anti-seedliners disavow the cause of the infection. To the anti-seedliners, it’s just a theological game of words. They simply haven’t done their homework on the subject. To show you this, we will not quote excepts from Dr. Lightfoot in his “A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica,” volume 2, pages 367-369 concerning Matthew 27:38-46:

“Among the monsters of the Jewish routs, preceding the destruction of the city, the multitude of robbers, and the horrible slaughters committed by them, deservedly claim the first consideration; which, next to the just vengeance of God against that most wicked nation, you may justly ascribe to divers originals.

1). It is no wonder, if that nation abounded beyond measure with a VAGABOND, dissolute, and lewd sort of young men; since, by means of POLYGAMY, AND THE DIVORCES OF THEIR WIVES at pleasure and the nation’s unspeakable addictedness to lasciviousness and whoredoms, there could not but continually spring up BASTARDS, and an offspring born only to beggary or rapine, as wanting both sustenance and ingenuous education.

2) The foolish and sinful indulgence of the council could not but nurse up all kind of BROODS OF WICKED MEN, while they scarce ever put any one to death, though never so wicked, as being a Jew; who must not by any means be touched...THE POWER OF DARKNESS, Luke 22:53.

God who had foretold of old, that the SERPENT SHOULD BRUISE THE HEEL OF THE PROMISED SEED, and now that time is come, had slackened the devil’s chain, which, in regard of men, the Divine Providence used to hold in his hand; so that all the power and all the rancor of hell might, freely and without restraint, assault Christ; and that all that malice that was in the devil against the whole elect of God, [would be] summed up and gathered together into one head, might at one stroke and onset be brandished against Christ without measure.”

If you listen to the anti-seedliners, they will claim there was “no power of hell” at work in the Crucifixion of the Messiah. They delegate all of that to some kind of “spiritual” hocus-pocus, making mockery of the foundational tenets of Scripture.

                Yahshuas Heel Bruised by Judas!!!

We have a direct connection, here, with Judas, and the “serpent,” if we read John 13:18:

“I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eatheth bread with me hath lifted up his HEEL against me.”

THE SCRIPTURE SPOKEN OF HERE, WHICH WAS FULFILLED IN JUDAS, THE JEW, WAS GENESIS 3:15! DOES THAT SOUND SPIRITUAL? Judas was a Kenite-Canaanite “Jew-devil,” a descendant of Cain fathered by Satan! However, there is a problem here because it says that “he (Judas, the Jew) hath lifted up his heel against me” whereas Genesis 3:15 says, that “thou (the seed of the serpent) shall bruise his (Yahshua’s) heel.” Is it the “heel” of Judas or Yahshua that is affected? We are quite certain that John 13:18 is referring to Genesis 3:15, as it is indicating that it is a fulfillment of Scripture. Tell us, what other Scripture could it be? There isn’t any. There is another Scripture, Psalm 41:9, that reads similarly to John 13:18, but John 13:18 is not a fulfillment of Psalm 41:9; as a matter of fact, Psalm 41:9 is not a prophecy about anything. The prophecy then can only be Genesis 3:15! And genesis 3:15 is definitely a prophecy. Therefore, there has to be a slight mistranslation in Genesis 3:15! Let’s try to render it in a manner which makes some sense:

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it (her seed) shall bruise thy had and thy heel shall (rise up and) bruise him (her seed).”

Its not the seed of the serpent that was to bruise the heel of Yahshua, but the seed of the serpent will lift up his heel and bruise Yahshua (the seed of the woman). Now, Yahshua is not the only seed of the woman. All of Eve’s descendants are the seed of the woman. Once we understand that it is the seed of the serpent (in the person of Judas) that was to lift up his heel against the messiah, we can better understand Isaiah 53:5:

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

On good comment on John 13:18, is from the “Jamieson, Fausset & Brown “Commentary On The Whole Bible,” page 1058:

“I speak not of you all; the ‘happy are ye,’ of vs. 17, being on no supposition applicable to Judas. I know whom I have chosen; in the higher sense. But that the scripture may be fulfilled, i.e., one has been added to your number, by no accident or mistake, who is none of Mine, but just that he might fulfill his predicted destiny. He that eateth bread with me; ‘did eat of my bread.’

“It was Judas that raised up his heel against Him and bruised Him. It probably should be pointed out here what is meant by ‘lifting up the heel.’ It is described as someone who kicks out at the person who is feeding him. Judas, planning to betray Yahshua while eating of the sacrificial supper, did just that, and it is known as ‘lifting up the heel.’ This ‘heel’ in John 13:18 is the same ‘heel’ as in Genesis 3:15. This type of action was considered one of the most insulting things a man could do. Of course, what else would you expect of the devil?

“Just before this ‘lifting up the heel’ on the part of Judas by partaking of the last supper, some interesting statements are made. They were having a foot washing lesson from Yahshua. Verse 10 say, ‘Yahshua saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean (pure) every white: and y are clean (pure), but not all.’ Yahshua is indicating that all the disciples are clean (pure) RACIALLY, but no amount of washing would make Judas clean (pure).

“A second statement in this 18th verse is also interesting it says, ‘I speak not of you all.’ Again Yahshua is excluding Judas from the others. ‘I know whom I have chose.’ I am not deceived in my choice. I knew what was going to happen from the very beginning of the enmity of the serpent. I have chosen the very beginning of the enemy of the serpent. I have chosen Judas as a ‘serpent’ and I plainly foresaw that he would raise up the heel and deliver Me. Did not I foretell this at the time of the curse upon the ‘serpent?’

Matthew 26:14-16:

“Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.”

If you can’t see “Jew” written all over this action on the part of this “serpent,” Judas, you have to be blind. For the Jews are the most traitorous people that have ever existed in all of the history of the world. Yet, Judas was only doing his father’s (the devil) bidding, John 12:4-6:

“Then said one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, NOT THAT HE CARED FOR THE POOR, but because HE WAS A THIEF and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.”

Not only was this “serpent-Jew” a traitor, he was a thief; just like the “Jewish” IRS and Federal Reserve System of today. Here is more evidence that Judas was the offspring of Satan:

“Like the Spirit that is within Yahweh’s children (seed of the woman), so there is a counter-spirit within the ‘serpent’s’ children. That is why it just came natural for Judas to betray Yahshua. It says here that the devil put it into the heart of Judas to betray the Messiah. The children of Satan have a certain nature about them, and under various circumstances, they will react in predictable behavior patterns. The Messiah understood exactly what the behavior pattern is yet more evidence that the ‘Jews,’ are a Satanic seedline. You cannot change the nature of a rattlesnake, nor can you change the nature of a ‘Jew.’ So much for ‘Jews for Jesus?’” (See also Jeremiah 13:23)

All this is totally oblivious to the anti-seedliners. Speaking further on page 83 of volume 2, Lightfoot says of that nation:

“That the nation, under the second Temple was given to magical arts beyond measure...That it was given to easiness of believing all manner of delusions beyond measure. And one may safely suspect, that those voices which they thought to be from heaven, and noted with the name Bath Kol, were either formed by the devil in the air to deceive the people, or by magicians by devilish art to promote their own affairs...The very same which I judge of the Bath Kol, is [in] my opinion also of the frequent appearances of Elias, with which the leaves of the Talmud do every where abound; namely, that in very many places the stories are false, and, in the rest, the apparitions of him were diabolical.”

The “magical arts” used by the “Jews” is called the “Cabala” (sometimes spelled Cabbala, Kabbalah or Qabbalah). According to Warren Weston in his “Father Of Lies,” page 51:

“The four collections of works composing the Dogmatic Kabbalah are:

1). The Sepher Yetzirah, or the ‘Book of the Formation:’ it treats of the cosmogony as symbolized by ten members and twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet, which it calls the ‘thirty-two paths’ or symbols, with the esoteric zero making thirty-three in all...The whole Kabbalah is usually classed under four heads: (1) The Practical Kabbalah; (2) the Literal Kabbalah; (3) the Unwritten Kabbalah; (4) the Dogmatic Kabbalah...

2). The Zohar, or book of ‘Splendor,’ itself composed of five important books (besides other treaties)...These five are Siphra Dtzenioutha, or ‘Book of Concealed Mystery;’ are: Siphra Dtzenioutha, or ‘Book of concealed Mystery;’ Idra Rabba Qadisha, or ‘greater Holy Assembly;’ Idra Zuta Qadisha, or ‘Lesser Holy Assembly;’ Beth Elohim, or ‘House of the Elohim;’ and the ‘Book of the Revolutions of the soul.’

3). The Sepher Sephiroth, or ‘Book of Numbers’ (or Emanations)...Sephira, ‘number’ (singular); Sephiroth (plural).

4). The Asch Metzareph, or ‘Purifying Fire,’ dealing with Alchemy.”

While a good deal of the FORM of the Cabala can be traced to the second century, the substance appears to originate form remote antiquity, possibly as remote as Cain. In the book “trail of the Serpent,” by Miss Stoddard, page 25, the Cabala is described:

“The Practical or Magical Cabala with its combinations and correspondences was the astrological, magical, and magnetic basis used by the Alchemists and Magicians of the Middle Ages in working their transmutations and conjurations. It was impregnated with the ‘fludic magic’ derived from very ancient cults, and still practiced at the time of the captivity among the Persians and Chaldeans. Today, all Rosicrucians and Cabalistic sects use this Magical Cabala for their woks of divining, clairvoyance, hypnotic and magnetic healing, making of talismans, and contracting their mysterious masters. As the Jewish writer Bernard Lazare said: ‘Secret societies represented the two sides of the Jewish mind, practical rationalism and pantheism, that pantheism which, metaphysical reflection of the belief in One god, ended at times in cabalistic theurgy.’”

           The Jews Believe in More than Thirty Gods!

Now THESE SEPHIROTH, OR THE WORLD OF EMANATIONS, OR THE ATZILATIC WORLD, GAVE BIRTH TO THREE WORLDS IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER: FROM THE CONJUNCTION [copulation] OF THE KING AND QUEEN, OR THE BRIATIC WORLD, ALSO CALLED THE THRONE, WHICH IS THE ABODE OF PURE SPIRITS, AND WHICH, LIKE ITS PARENTS, CONSISTS OF TEN SEPHIROTH, OR EMANATIONS. 

The Briatic World, again, gave rise to, (2). The Word of Formation, or the Jetziratic World, which is the habitation of the angels, and also consists of ten Sephiroth; whilst the Jetziratic World, again, sent forth. (3). The World of Action, or the Assiatic World, also called the World of Keliphoth, which contains the Spheres and matter, and is the residence of the Prince of Darkness and his legions.

Or, as the Sohar describes it: "After the Sephiroth, and for THEIR use, God made the Throne (the world of Creation), with four legs and six steps, thus making ten (the decade of Sephiroth which each world has)...For this Throne and its service he formed the ten Angelic hosts (the World of Formation), Malachim, Arelim, Chajoth, Ophanim, Chashmalim, Elim, Elohim, Benei Elohim, Ishim, and Seraphim, and for their service, again, he made Samaël and his legions (the World of Action), who are, as it were, the clouds upon which the angels ride in their descent on the earth, and serve, as it were, for their horses. Hence it is written: 'Behold the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt.'" ((Isa. xix, 1) (Sohar ii, 43a)) THERE ARE, therefore, FOUR WORLDS, each of which has a separate Sephiric system, consisting of a decade of emanations.

(1). The Atzilatic World, called alternately the World of Emanations, the Image (== with  prefixed), and the Heavenly Man, which, by virtue of its being a direct emanation from God and most intimately allied with the Deity, is perfect and immutable.

(2). The Briatic World, called the World of Creation and the Throne which is the immediate emanation of the former, and whose ten Sephiroth, being further removed from the En Soph, are of a more limited and circumscribed potency, through the substances they comprise are of the purest nature and without any admixture of matter.

(3). The Jetziratic World, called the World of Formation and the World of Angels, which proceeded from the former world, and whose ten Sephiroth, though of a still less refined substance than the former, because further removed from the primordial source, are still without matter. It is in this angelic world where those intelligent and incorporeal beings reside, who are wrapped in a luminous garment, and who assume a sensuous form when they appear to man. And;

(4). The Assiatic World, called the World of Action and the World of Matter which emanated from the preceding world, the ten Sephiroth of which are made up of the grosser elements of all the former three worlds, and which has sunk down in consequence of its materiality and heaviness. It substances consist of matter limited by space and perceptible to the senses in a multiplicity of forms. It is subject to constant changes, generations, and corruptions, and is the abode of the Evil Spirit.

Before leaving this doctrine about the creation of the relationship of the Supreme Being to the universe, we must reiterate two things.

(1). Though the trinity of the Sephiroth gave birth to the universe, or, in other words, is an evolution of the emanations, and is thus a further expansion of the Deity itself, it must not be supposed that the Kabbalists believe in a Trinity in our sense of the word. Their view on this subject will best be understood from the following remark in the Sohar: "Whoso wishes to have an insight into the sacred unity, let him consider a flame rising from a burning coal or a burning lamp. He will see first a twofold light, a bright white and a black or blue light; the white light is above, and ascends in a direct light, whilst the blue or dark light is below, and seems as the chair of the former, yet both are so intimately connected together that they constitute only one flame. The seat, however, formed by the blue or dark light, is again connected with the burning matter which is under it again. The white light never changes its color, it always remains white; but various shades are observed in the lower light, whilst the lowest light, moreover, takes two directions, above it is connected with the white light, and below with the burning matter. Now this is constantly consuming itself, and perpetually ascends to the upper light, and thus everything merges into a single unity. (Sohar, in, 51a)

(2). THE CREATION, OR THE UNIVERSE, IS SIMPLY THE GARMENT OF GOD WOVEN FROM THE DEITYS OWN SUBSTANCE; OR, AS SPINOZA EXPRESSES IT, GOD IS THE IMMANENT BASIS OF THE UNIVERSE. For although, to reveal himself to us, the Concealed of all the Concealed sent forth THE TEN EMANATIONS CALLED THE FORM OF GOD, FORM OF THE HEAVENLY MAN, yet since even this luminous form was too dazzling for our vision, it had to assume another form, or had to put on another garment which consists of the universe. THE UNIVERSE, therefore, or THE VISIBLE WORLD, is a further expansion of THE DIVINE SUBSTANCE, and is CALLED THE KABBALAH THE GARMENT OF GOD."

Thus we are told, "when the Concealed of all the Concealed wanted to reveal himself, he first made a point [the first Sephira], shaped it into a sacred form [the totality of the Sephiroth], and covered it with a rich and splendid garment that is the world." (Sohar, in, 2a)

(3). The Creation of Angels and Men.

The different worlds which successively emanated from the En Soph and from each other, and which sustain the relationship to the Deity of first, second, third, and fourth generations, are, with the exception of the first (the World of Emanations), inhabited by spiritual beings of various grades. "God animated every part of the firmament with a separate spirit, and forthwith all the heavenly hosts were before him. This is meant by the Psalmist, when he says, (Ps. xxxiii, 6) 'By the breath of his mouth were made all their hosts.'" (Sohar, iii, 68a)

These angels consist of two kinds, good and bad; they have their respective princes, and occupy the three habitable worlds in the following order. As has already been remarked, the first world, or the Archetypal Man, in whose image everything is formed, is occupied by no one else. The angel Metatron occupies the second or the Briatic World, which is the first habitable world; he alone constitutes the world of pure spirits. He is the garment of the visible manifestation of the Deity; his name is numerically equivalent to that of the Lord. (Sohar, iii, 231a)

He governs the visible world, preserves the unity, harmony, and the revolutions of all the spheres, planets and heavenly bodies, and is the Captain of the myriads of the angelic hosts who people the second habitable or the Jetziratic World, and who are divided into ten ranks, answering to the ten Sephiroth. EACH OF THESE ANGELS IS SET OVER A DIFFERENT PART OF THE UNIVERSE. ONE HAS THE CONTROL OF ONE SPHERE, ANOTHER OF ANOTHER HEAVENLY BODY; ONE ANGEL HAS CHARGE OF THE SUN, ANOTHER OF THE MOON, ANOTHER OF THE EARTH, ANOTHER OF THE SEA, ANOTHER OF THE FIRE, ANOTHER OF THE WIND, ANOTHER OF THE LIGHT, ANOTHER OF THE SEASONS, etc.,; and the question, however, about the doctrine of the Trinity in other passages of the Sohar will be discussed more amply in the sequel, where we shall point out the relation of the Kabbalah to Christianity.

The Kabbalistic description of Metatron is taken from the Jewish angelogy of a much older date than this theosophy. Thus Ben Asai and Ben Soma already regard the divine voice, as Metatron. (Beresh. Rab., Parsha v) He is called the Great Teacher, the Teacher of Teachers, and it is for this reason that Enoch, who walked in close communion with God, and taught mankind by his holy example, is said by the Chaldee paraphrase of Jonathan b. Uzziel, to 'have received the name Metatron, the Great Teacher' after he was transplanted. (Gen. v, 24) Metatron, moreover, is the Presence Angel, the Angel of the Lord that was sent to go before Israel; (Exod. xxiii, 21) he is the visible manifestation of the Deity, for in him is the name of the Lord, his name and that of the Deity are identical, inasmuch as they are of the same numerical value (viz.: and are the same according to the exegetical rule called Gematria, 10 + 4 + 300 = 314; 50 + 6 + 200 + 9 + 9 + 40 = 314. ((See Rashi on Exod. xxiii, 21, and Sanhedrin 38b))

So exalted is Metatron's position in the ancient Jewish angelology, that we are told that when Elisha b. Abnja, also called Acher, saw this angel who occupies the first position after the Deity, he exclaimed, 'Peradventure, but far be it, THERE ARE TWO SUPREME POWERS.' (Talmud, Chagiga, 15a) The etymology is greatly disputed; but there is no doubt that it is to be derived from metator, messenger, outrider, way maker, as has been shown by Elias Levita, and is maintained by Cassel. ((Ersch und Gruber's Encyklopädie, section ii, vol.  xxvii, s.v.; Juden, p. 40, note 84))

Sachs ((beiträge zur Sprachund Alterthumsforschung, vol. in, Berlin 1852, p. 108)) rightly remarks that this etymology is fixed by the passage from Siphra, (quoted in kaphter‑Va‑Ph­era­ch, c. x, p. 34b) the finger of God was the messenger or guide to Moses, and showed him all the land of Israel. The termination has been appended to obtain the same numerical value.

The derivation of it from the angel is immediately under the divine throne, which is maintained by Frank, (Kabbala, p. 43) Graetz (Gnosticismus, p. 44) and others, has been shown by Frankel ((Zeitschrift, 1846 vol. iii, p. 113)) and Cassel, (Ersch und Gruber's Encyklop. section ii, vol. xxvii, p. 41) to be both contrary to the form of the word and to the description of Metatron.

THESE ANGELS DERIVE THEIR NAMES FROM THE HEAVENLY BODIES THEY RESPECTIVELY GUARD. Hence one is called Venus, one Mars, one the substance of Heaven, one the angel of light, and another the angel of fire. (Comp. Sohar in, 42, etc.) The demons, constituting the second class of angels, which are the grossest and most deficient of all forms, and are the shells of being, inhabit the third habitable or Assiatic World.

They, too, form ten degrees, answering to the decade of Sephiroth, in which darkness and impurity increase with the descent of each degree. Thus the two first degrees are nothing more than the absence of all visible form and organization, which the Mosaic cosmology describes in the words before the hexahemeron, and which the Septuagint renders.

The third degree is the abode of the darkness which the book of Genesis describes as having in the beginning covered the face of the earth. Whereupon follow seven infernal halls == Hells, occupied by the demons, which are the incarnation of all human vices, and which torture those poor deluded beings who suffered themselves to be led astray in this world. These seven infernal halls are subdivided into endless compartments, as to afford a separate chamber of torture for every species of sin.

The prince of this region of darkness, who is called Satan in the Bible, is denominated by the Kabbalah, Samaël == angel of poison or of death. HE IS THE SAME EVIL SPIRIT, SATAN, THE SERPENT, WHO SEDUCED EVE. He has a wife, called the Harlot or the Woman of Whoredom, but they are both generally represented as united in the one name of the Beast. (Comp. Sohar, ii, 255‑259, with in, 35b)

The whole universe, however, was incomplete, and did not receive its finishing stroke till man was formed, who is the acme of the creation, and the microcosm uniting in himself the totality of beings.

"THE HEAVENLY ADAM (the ten Sephiroth), who emanated from the highest primordial obscurity (the En Soph), CREATED THE EARTHLY ADAM." (Sohar, ii, 70b)

"Man is both the import and the highest degree of creation, for which reason he was formed on the sixth day. As soon as man was created, everything was complete, including the upper and nether worlds, for everything is comprised in man. He unites in himself all forms." (Sohar, iii, 48a)

Man was created with faculties and features far transcending those of the angels. The bodies of the protoplasts were not of that gross matter which constitutes our bodies. ADAM AND EVE, BEFORE THE FALL, WERE WRAPPED IN THAT LUMINOUS ETHEREAL, SUBSTANCE IN WHICH THE CELESTIAL SPIRITS ARE CLAD, AND WHICH IS NEITHER SUBJECT TO WANT NOR TO SENSUAL DESIRES.

They were envied by the angels of the highest rank. The fall, however, changed it all, as we are told in the following passage:

"When Adam dwelled in the garden of Eden, he was dressed in the celestial garment, which is a garment of heavenly light. But when he was expelled from the garden of Eden, and became subject to the wants of this world, what is written? 'The Lord God made coats of skins unto Adam and to his wife, and clothed them'; (Gen. iii, 21) for prior to this they had garments of light, light of that light which was used in the garden of Eden." (Sohar, ii, 229b)

The garments of skin, therefore, mean our present body, which was given to our first parents in order to adapt them to the changes which the fall introduced. But even in the present form, the righteous are above the angels, and every man is still the microcosm, and every member of his body corresponds to a constituent part of the visible universe.

 What is man? Is he simply skin, flesh, bones, and veins? No! That which constitutes the real man is the soul, and those things which are called the skin, the flesh, the bones, and the veins, all these are merely a garment, they are simply the clothes of the man, but not the man himself. When man departs, he puts off these garments wherewith the son of man is clothed. Yet are all these bones and sinews formed in the secret of the highest wisdom, after the heavenly image.

The skin represents the firmament, which extends everywhere, and covers everything like a garment, as it is written, 'Who strethest out the heavens like a curtain.' (Psalm clv, 2) The flesh represents the deteriorated part of the world ...the bones and the veins represent the heavenly chariot, the inner powers, the servants of God...But these are the outer garments, for in the inward part is the deep mystery of the heavenly man. Everything here below, as above, is mysterious.

Therefore it is written: 'God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him'; (Gen. in, 27) repeating the word God twice, one for the man and the other for the woman. The mystery of the earthly man is after the mystery of the Heavenly man.

And just as we see in the firmament above, covering all things, different signs which are formed of the stars and planets, and which contain secret things and profound mysteries, studied by those who are wise and expert in these signs; so there are in the skin, which is the cover of the body of the son of man, and which is like the sky that covers all things, signs and features which are the stars and planets of the skin, indicating secret things and profound mysteries, whereby the wise are attracted, who understand to read the mysteries in the human face." (Sohar, ii, 76a)

He is still the presence of god upon earth [this is where the humanist religion was born. That man is god!], and the very form of the body depicts the Tetragrammation, the most sacred name Jehovah.

Thus the head is the form of the arms and the shoulders are like the breast represents the Sephiroth from which it emanates, EVERY SOUL HAS TEN POTENCIES, WHICH ARE SUBDIVIDED INTO A TRINITY OF TRIADS, AND RESPECTIVELY REPRESENTED BY:

(1) The Spirit, which is the highest degree of being, and which both corresponds to and is operated upon by The Crown, representing the highest triad, in the Sephiroth, called the Intellectual World;

(2) The Soul, which is the seat of good and evil, as well as the moral qualities, and which both corresponds to and is operated upon by Beauty, representing the second triad in the Sephiroth, called the Moral World; and

(3) The Cruder Spirit, which is immediately connected with the body, is the direct cause of its lower functions, instincts, and animal life, and which both corresponds to and is operated upon by Foundation, representing the third triad in the Sephiroth, called the Material World.

In its original state each soul is androgynous, and is separated into male and female when it descends on earth to be borne in a human body. We have seen that the souls of the righteous, in the world of spirits, are superior in dignity to the heavenly powers and the ministering angels. It might, therefore, be asked why do these souls leave such as abode of bliss, and come into this vale of tears to dwell in tabernacles of clay?

The only reply to be given is that these happy souls have no choice in the matter. Indeed we are told that the soul, before assuming a human body, addresses God: "Lord of the Un­i­ve­r­se! I am happy in this world, and do not wish to go into another world, where I shall be a bond‑maid, and be exposed to all kinds of pollutions." (Sohar, ii, 96)

And can you wonder at this pitiful ejaculation? Should your philanthropic feelings and your convictions that our heavenly Father ordains all things for the good of his children, impel you to ask that an explanation of this mystery might graciously be vouchsafed to you in order to temper your compassion and calm your faith, then take this parable:

"A SON WAS BORN TO A KING; HE SENDS HIM TO THE COUNTRY, THERE TO BE NURSED AND BROUGHT UP TILL HE IS GROWN UP, AND INSTRUCTED IN THE CEREMONIES AND USAGES OF THE ROYAL PALACE. WHEN THE KING HEARS THAT THE EDUCATION OF HIS SON IS FINISHED, WHAT DOES HIS FATHERLY LOVE IMPEL HIM TO DO? FOR HIS SONS SAKE HE SENDS FOR THE QUEEN HIS MOTHER, CONDUCTS HIM INTO THE PALACE AND MAKES MERRY WITH HIM ALL DAY.

“Thus the Holy One, blessed be he, has a son with the Queen [Here the Jews are saying it is alright for a man to make love with his own mother!]: this is the heavenly and sacred soul. He sends him into the country, that is into this world, therein to grow up and to learn the customs of the court. When the King hears that this his son has grown up in the country, and that it is time to bring him into the palace, what does his love for his son impel him to do? He sends, for his sake, for the Queen and conducts him to the palace." (Sohar, in, 215b)

As has already been remarked, the human soul, before it descends into the world, is androgynous, or in other words, consists of two component parts, each of which comprises all the elements of our spiritual nature.

Thus the Sohar tells us:

“Each soul and spirit, prior to its entering into this world, consists of a male and female united into one being. When it descends on this earth the two parts separate and animate two different bodies.

“At the time of marriage, the Holy One, blessed be he, who knows all souls and spirits, unites them again as they were before, and they again constitute one body and one soul, forming as it were the right and left of one individual; therefore 'There is nothing new under the sun.' (Ecl. in, 9) This union, however, is influenced by the deeds of the man and by the ways in which he walks. The soul carries her knowledge with her to the earth, so that 'everything which she learns here below she knew already, before she entered into this world.'" (Sohar, iii, 61b)

Since the form of the body as well as the soul, is made after the image of the Heavenly Man, a figure of the forth‑ coming body which is to clothe the newly descending soul, is sent down from the celestial regions, to hover over the couch of the husband and wife when they copulate, in order that the conception may be formed according to this model. "At connubial intercourse on earth, the Holy One, blessed be he, sends a human form which bears the impress of the divine stamp. This form is present at intercourse, and if we were permitted to see it we should perceive over our heads an image resembling a human face; and it is in this image that we are formed. As long as this image is not sent by God and does not descend and hover over our heads, there can be no conception, for it is written: 'And God created man in his own image.' (Gen. in, 27)

This image receives us when we enter the world, it develops itself with us when we grow, and accompanies us when we depart this life; as it is written: 'Surely, man walked in an image': (Psalm xxxvii, 5) and this image is from heaven. When the souls are to leave their heavenly abode, each soul separately appears before the Holy King, dressed in a sublime form, with the features in which it is to appear in this world. It is from this sublime form that the image proceeds. It is the third after the soul, and precedes it on the earth; it is present at the conception, and there is no conception in the world where this image is not present." (Sohar, iii, 104a‑b)

All human countenances are divisible into the four primordial types of faces, which appeared at the mysterious chariot throne in the vision of the prophet Ezekiel, viz., the face of man, of the lion, the ox and the eagle. Our faces resemble these more or less according to the rank which our souls occupy in the intellectual or moral dominion; "And physiognomy does not consist in the external lineaments, but in the features which are mysteriously drawn in us. The features in the face change according to the form which is peculiar to the inward face of the spirit. It is the spirit which produces all those physiognomical peculiarities known to the wise; and it is only through the spirit that the features have any meaning. All those spirits and souls which proceed from Eden (the highest wisdom) have a peculiar form, which is reflected in the face." (Sohar, ii, 73b)

The face thus lighted up by the peculiar spirit inhabiting the body, in the mirror of the soul; and the formation of the head indicates the character and temper of the man. An arched forehead is a sign of a cheerful and profound spirit, as well as of a distinguished intellect; a broad but flat forehead indicates foolishness and silliness; whilst a forehead which is flat, compressed on the sides and spiral, betokens narrowness of mind and vanity. (Comp. Sohar, ii, 71b, 75a)

As a necessary condition of free existence and of moral being, the souls are endowed by the Deity, from the very beginning, with the power of adhering in close proximity to the primordial source of infinite light from the very beginning, with the power of adhering in close proximity to the primordial source of infinite light from which they emanated, and of alienating themselves from that source and pursuing an independent and opposite course.

Hence, Simon ben Jochai said, "If the Ho­ly One, bl­es­sed be he, had not put within us both the good and the evil desire, which are denominated light and darkness, the created man would have neither virtue nor vice. For this reason it is written: 'Behold, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil.' (Deut. xxx, 15) To this the disciples replied, Wherefore is all this? Would it not be better if reward and punishment had not existed at all, since in that case man would have been incapable of sinning and of doing evil. He rejoined, It was meet and right that he should be created as he was created, because the Law was created for him, wherein are written punishments for the wicked and rewards for the righteous; and there would not have been any reward for the righteous and punishment for the wicked but for created man." (Sohar in, 23a)

So complete is their independence, that souls, even in their pre‑existent state, can and do choose which way they intend to pursue.

"All souls which are not guiltless in this world, have already alienated themselves in heaven from the Holy One, blessed be he; they have thrown themselves into an abyss at their very existence, and have anticipated the time when they are to descend on earth...Thus were the souls before they came into this world." (Sohar, iii, 61b)

(4). The Destiny of Man and the Universe.

As the En Soph constituted man the microcosm, and as the Deity is reflected in this epitome of the universe more than in any component part of the creation, all things visible and invisible are designed to aid him in passing through his probationary state here below, in gathering that experience for which his soul has been sent down, and in returning in a pure state to that source of light from which his soul emanated.

This destiny of man, the reunion with the Deity from which he emanated, is the constant desire both of God and man, and is an essential principle of the soul, underlying its very essence. Discarding that blind power from our nature, WHICH GOVERNS OUR ANIMAL LIFE [This is where Darwin got the idea for the origin of the species], which never quits this earth, and which therefore plays no part in our spiritual being, the soul possesses two kinds of powers and two sorts of feelings.

It has the faculty for that extraordinary prophetical knowledge, which was vouchsafed to Moses in an exceptional manner, called the Luminous Mirror (speculator), and the ordinary knowledge termed the Non‑Luminous Mirror, respectively represented in the earthly Paradise by the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil; and it possesses the higher feeling of love and the lower feeling of fear. Now the full fruition of that higher knowledge and of that loftier feeling of love can only be reaped when the soul returns to the Infinite Source of Light, and is wrapped in that luminous garment which the protoplasts forfeited throughout the fall.

Thus we are told,

"Come and see when the soul reaches that place which is called the Treasury of Life, she enjoys a bright and luminous mirror, which receives its light from the highest heaven. The soul could not bear this light but for the luminous mantle which she put on. For just as the soul, when sent to this earth, puts on an earthly garment to pre­serve herself here, so she receives above a shining garment, in order to be able to look without injury into the mirror whose light pro­ceeds from the Lord of Light. Moses too could not approach to look into that higher light which he saw, without putting on such an ethereal garment: as it is written: 'And Moses went into the midst of the cloud.', (Exod. xxiv, 18) which is to be translat­ed by means of the cloud wherewith he wrapped himself as if dressed in a garment. At that time Moses almost discarded the whole of his earthly nature; as it is written, 'And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights' (ibid); and he thus approached that dark cloud where God is enthroned. In this wise the departed spirits of the righteous dress themselves in the upper regions in luminous garments, to be able to endure that light which streams from the Lord of Light." (Sohar, in, 65b, 66a)

“The two feelings of love and fear are designed to aid the soul in achieving her high destiny, when she shall no more look through the dark glass, but see face to face in the presence of the Luminous Mirror, by permeating all acts of obedience and divine worship. And though perfect love, which is serving God purely out of love, like that higher knowledge, is to be man's destiny in heaven, yet the soul may attain some of it on earth, and endeavor to serve God out of love and not from fear, as thereby she will have an antepast on earth of its union with the Deity, which is to be so rapturous and indissoluble in heaven.

“Yet is the service which arises from fear not to be depreciated, for fear leads to love. it is true that he who obeys God out of love has attained to the highest degree, and already belongs to the saints of the world to come, but it must not be supposed that to worship God out of fear is no worship. Such a service has also its merit, though in this case the union of the soul with the Deity is slight.

“There is only one degree which is higher than fear: it is love. In love is the mystery of the divine unity. It is love which unites the higher and lower degrees together; it elevates everything to that position where everything must be one. This is also the mystery of the words, 'Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one God.'" (Sohar, ii, 216a)

Let us now see an example of what is contained in the Cabala. For this, we will now quote from “The Esoteric Tradition,” by G. de Purucker, volume 1, page 62:

“Turning to the Jews, on may find in the Zohar; a Hebrew word meaning ‘splendor,’ which is perhaps the greatest text-book of the Jewish Qabbalah, and which has been mentioned before, a statement to the effect that the man who understand the Hebrew bible in its literal meaning is a fool. ‘Every word of it,’ says the Zohar in this connexion, ‘has a secret and sublime sense, which the wise [that is, the initiated] know.’ One of the greatest of the Jewish Rabbis of the Middle Ages, Malmonides, who died in 1204 writes:

“‘We should never take literally what is written in the Book of the Creation, nor hold the same ideas about it that the people hold. If it were otherwise, our learned ancient sages would not have been [sic, gone] to so great labor in order to conceal the real sense, and to hold before labor in order to conceal the real sense, and to hold before the vision of the uninstructed people the veil of allegory which conceals the truths that it contains.

“Taken literally, that work contains the most absurd and far-fetched ideas of the Divine. Whoever can guess the real sense, ought to guard carefully his knowledge not to divulge it. This is a rule taught by our wise men, especially in connection with the work of the six days...”

It is true that the Bible is written, to a great degree, in allegory and symbols, and if we don’t understand them, we cannot grasp the message contained therein. The “Jews,” on the other hand, attach an occult meaning to every word and phrase. Their views of Scripture are so foreign to our perspectives one would not recognize them.

In spite of this, their view is not always entirely incorrect. From the above, it is obvious that the “Jews” do not believe in a six twenty-four hour day Creations as do some Christian fundamentalists. If we take the same stance as the anti-seedliners like Ted R. Weiland, Jeffrey A. Weekley, Stephen E. Jones, Jack Mohr, Charles Weisman, etc., that everything found in “Jewish” writings is evil, we will have to take the opposite position and start advocating a six, twenty-four hour day Creation also.

Can you see now how absurd some of the positions taken by the anti-seedliners are? You will remember, as we showed you before, if we throw everything out which can be found in the Talmud and other “Jewish” writings, we will have to pitch out most of the contents of our Bibles, along with the truth of our identity. One thing we have noticed with the anti-seedliners is they are strangely quiet about “Jewish” history, and never seem to quote “Jewish” history books. This should run up a red flag for us, indicating they’re not as knowledgeable on the subject as they pretend to be. And that hardly qualifies them as students who have studied to show themselves approved. (2 Timothy 2:15) As we have said oft before, we need a Bible in one hand and a history book in the other (‘Jewish” history books without exception).

Referring again to “A Commentary on the New Testament from the Talmud and Hebraica,” by John Lightfoot, volume 2, page 209:

“That nation and generation might be called adulterous literally; for what else, I beseech you, was their irreligious polygamy than continual adultery? And what else was their ordinary practice of divorcing their wives, no less irreligious, according to every man’s foolish or naughty will?”

                              Proselytes For Gain

Again on Lightfoot, volume 2, pages 295-297 concerning Matthew 23:13-14:

“Under pretense of mighty devotion, but especially under the goodly show of long prayers, they so drew over the minds of devout persons to them, especially of women, and among them the richer widows, that by subtle attractives they either drew out or wrested away their goods and estates. Nor did they want nets of counterfeit authority, when from the chair they pronounced, according to their pleasures, o f the dowry and estate befalling a widow, and assumed to themselves the power of determining concerning those things...

“Yet in making of these they used their utmost endeavors for the sake of their own gain, that they might some way or other drain their purses, after they had drawn in under the show of religion, or make some use or benefit to themselves by them. The same covetousness, therefore, under a veil of hypocrisy, in devouring widows’ houses, which our Savior condemned in the former clause, he here also condemns in hunting after proselytes; which the scribes and Pharisees were at all kind[s] of pains to bring over to their religion, the greater drought they should have for gain, and the more purses to fish in. These, therefore, being so proselyted, ‘they made doubly more the children of hell than themselves.’ For when they had drawn them into their net, having got their prey , they were no further concerned what became of them (this is how the Judeo-Christian Clergy on television, and on the radio act). They might perish in ignorance, superstition, atheism, and all kind[s] of wickedness: this was not matter of concern to the scribes and Pharisees; only let them remain in Judaism, that they might lord it over their consciences and purses.”

                        Arab Proselytes to Judaism

The main index of the “History of the Jews,” by Heinrich Graetz is found in volume y, and on page 512 are listed the various people proselyted by the “Jews” during their extended history. The list is too extensive to elaborate on here. We will key in on volume 3, pages 60-62 concerning the subtitle “Arabs Become Converted To Judaism” (approximately 450500 A.D.):

“Happily, the Arabian Jews bethought them of the genealogy of the Arabs as set forth in the first book of the Pentateuch, and seized upon it as the instrument by which to prove their kinship to them. The Jews were convinced that they were related to the Arabs on two sides, through Yoktan and through Ishmael. Under their instruction, therefore, the two principal Arabian tribes traced back the line of ancestors to these two progenitors, the real Arabs (the Himyarites) supposing themselves to be the descendants from Yoktan; the pseudo-Arabs in the north, on the other hand, deriving their origin from Ishmael. These points of contact granted, the Jews had ample opportunity to multiply the proofs of their relationship.

“The Arabs loved genealogical tables, and were delighted to be able to follow their descent and history so far into hoary antiquity; accordingly, all this appeared to them both evident and flattering. They consequently exerted themselves to bring their genealogical records and traditions into unison with the Biblical accounts. Although their traditions extended over less than six centuries on the one side to their progenitor Yarob and his sons or grandsons Himyar and Kachtan, and on the other, to Adnan, yet in their utter disregard of historical accuracy, this fact constituted no obstacle. Without a scruple, the southern Arabians called themselves Kachtanites, and the northern Arabians Ishmaelites. They readily accorded the Jews the rights of relationship, that is to say, equality and all the advantages attending it.

“The Arabs were thus in intimate intercourse with the Jews, and the sons of the desert whose unpoetical mythology afforded them no matter for inspiration, derived much instruction from Judaism. Under these circumstances many Arabs could not fail to develop peculiar affection for Judaism, and some embraced this religion, though their conversion had not been thought of by the Jews. As they practiced circumcision while heathen, their conversion Judaism was particularly easy. The members of a family among the Arabs were indissolubly bound to one another, and, according to their phylarchic constitution, the individuals identified themselves with the tribe. This brought about, that when a chieftain became a Jew, his whole clan at once followed him, the wisest, into the fold of Judaism. It is expressly recorded about several Arabian tribes that they were converted to Judaism; such were the Benu-Kinanah, a warlike, quarrelsome clan, related to the most respected Koraishites of Mecca, and several other families of the tribes Aus and Chazaraj in Yathrib.

“Especially memorable, however, in the history of the Arabs is the conversion of the powerful king of Yemen. The princes or kings of Yemen bore the name of Tobba, and at times ruled over the whole of Arabia; they traced their historical origin back to Himyar, their legendary Origin to Kachtan...”

This is only one example of the extensive amount of “Jewish” proselytizing in history. This is the kind of history the anti-seeliner are mute on. Their incompetent, inept commentary bears record of their immaturity on the subject. You may think it is out-of-place for us to mention names of the anti-seedliners. Before we wrote on jot, Jeffery A. Weakley in his “The Satanic Seedline, Its Doctrine and History,” wrote on page 29:

“If you have encountered an argument and you are sincerely seeking an answer [against Two Seedline], I suggest that first you completely study it out in god’s Word (look up definitions, check parallel passages, be sure of the context, etc.) After that we suggest you contact men such as Pete Peters, Dan Gentry, Earl Jones, Jack Mohr, etc....”

From Jeffrey A. Weakley’s comment, here, there can be little doubt where Pete Peters and the three others mentioned stand on Two Seedline. After Weakley, writing a book against the Two Seedline doctrine, you surely wouldn’t expect him to recommend someone who didn’t agree with him, would you? Jeffrey A. Weakley as an anti-seedliner, and he knew Pete Peters was an anti-seedliner also. To the date of this writing, there is no public evidence that Pete Peters has changed his position on the subject, and we don’t believe he ever will. He may make all kinds of derogatory statements about the “Jews,” but he will never say, as our Messiah did, they are GENETICALLY SATANIC.

At the present time, the enemy in this war has an agenda of convincing every White to jump in bed with a member of anther race (mostly women, for they are more easily deceived). While all this is going on, the anti-seedliners proclaim: there isn’t any enemy. They may deny they are making such a claim, but, by contradicting the Two Seedline truth, they are, in essence, making such an assertion. Therefore, all the blood of these White victims of “Jewish” propaganda is on their hands.

They are actually aiding and abetting the enemy in their vicious plot to destroy the White, Israel Race. When you next observe the product of a mixed marriage, thank the anti-seedliners for their part in assisting the enemy in their diabolical plot.

Also, those who are in support of the anti-seedliners become accessories after the fact. If you are not sure how your pastor stands on this issue, maybe you should ask him. Write and tell him that you would like to support him, but you can’t as long as he doesn’t teach Two Seedline. After all, it’s your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who might race-mix as a direct or indirect result of the anti-seedliner’s message. WAKE UP WE ARE AT WAR!

We really can’t see a lot of difference between some of the Christian Identity preachers and John Hagee, for they both teach the “Jews” are “God’s chosen people.” John Hagee said:

“Let me tell you this: Genesis 12:1 and 3 says: ‘I will bless those that bless you, and I will curse those who curse you.’ If something within you resents the Jewish people, that something is a demon spirit. The Jewish people, according to the Word of God, are the apple of God’s eye. The nation of Israel is the object of God’s affection. For David said: ‘He that keepeth Israel (and the phrase ‘keep’ was a military term), he that defends Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps.’ Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and Jesus Christ were all Jews.”

Ted R. Weiland in his booklet “Eve, Did She Or Didn’t See?,” pages 68 & 94 make parallel statements to Hagee:

“Seedliners claim that because the Pharisees and their progenitors were charged with the murders of all the righteous from Abel to Zaharias, they cannot be Israelites but instead must be Cainites 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 Seedliners teach that the Pharisees were Cainites of the seed line of Satan, whereas Matthew 3:7-8, 27:6-10; John 7:19, 8:28-37; Acts 4:5-10, 24-35, and 7:2-52 declare that the Pharisees were Judahites of the seedline of Jacob/Israel.”

Essentially, what both Hagee and Weiland are doing is putting their stamp of approval on our children marrying a cursed descendant of Cain, a “Jew.” We really fail to see much difference between those two. Again, Weiland will try to imply that Cain was a son of Adam with the same genetics as Abel. If this were true, it would again be approving of a marriage of our children with a “Jew.” To see if that is correct, let’s put it to the acid test. Inasmuch as both Weiland and Hagee are implying that the “Jews,” at the time of Messiah were “God’s chosen,” then, according to Scripture, if we bless the “Jews” we can only be blessed, or the Almighty is a liar.

In 1948, the state of Israeli was supposedly born. For 53 years now the United States has been pumping money into the Israel (the Israel-lie) in enormous amounts (billions upon billions). Sums of money that the ordinary person cannot even envision. No other nation in all history has pampered a people as the United States has mollycoddled he Israeli. If the Israeli are God’s chosen, and if the Almighty’s words are true, the United States should be receiving blessings never before conceived. Let’s take a look at what these blessings consist of:

1). We are being blessed with an ever increasing abortion rate; well, praise God for that blessing.

2). We are being blessed with an ever increasing divorce rate; isn’t that simply a wonderful blessing? Let’s praise God for that one also.

3). We are told that homosexualism and lesbianism are on the increase; what marvelous blessings there are. Let’s again praise God for those glorious blessings also.

4). Every day rape is on the upswing; isn’t it just wonderful what God is doing for us?

5). Drug addiction is going out of control; isn’t that a fabulous and wonderful blessing?

6). Personal debt is going through the ceiling;

7). Robbery and breaking and enterings are on the increase.

8). Children and adolescents are committing major crimes at a younger and younger age; what a wonderful new trend for the future.

If all of these things are blessing, we would really hate to see what a curse might be like. It would appear we were doing better when we weren’t blessing the “Jews” as much. What does it all boil down to? Just this; If the “Jews” are “God’s chosen people,” as Weiland and Hagee claim, Yahweh is a liar, for under that perquisite, we should be the most blessed nation on the earth in all of history, for no nation has ever done more for the “Jews” than we. Now, Ted R. Weiland mighty deny he implied or said such a thing, but if you will check his booklet “Eve, Did She Or Didn’t She?,” it’s exactly as we quoted him.

                      The Mental Seduction Theory

The prime argument used by the anti-seedliners is that Eve was “mentally” seduced rather than physically seduced. That is ludicrous. James 1:14-15 describes seven definite steps in the process of sin as follows:

“But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then, when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

The seven steps are: (1) Temptation; evil thought, (2) Drawn away; strong imagination or fantasy, (3) Lust: delight in viewing, (4) enticed: weakening of the will, (5) Lust conceived: yielding, (6): sinful act committed, (7) Death: result of the actual sin.

Not only do the anti-seedliners err concerning the full mental and physical seduction of Eve, but they accuse the Almighty of unjust punishment for her sin. In order to see this, we will have to read Genesis 3:14-16:

“And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

We can see from this, that the serpent, the woman, and Adam were punished in that order for their part in that seduction.

Yahweh always punishes in like-kind. The Bible makes it clear that if a man kills another in premeditated murder, his life is required in return. Yahweh always metes out punishment to fit the crime. In all Scripture, one cannot find a single incident where this is not true. Eve’s punishment in verse 16 is: (1) to bear children in sorrow, (2) her desire was to be reserved for here husband, and (3) she is to yield to her husband’s authority.

Let’s now zero in on the punishment of “bearing children,”“in sorrow.” The word “sorrow” is #6093 in Strong’s It means “worrisomeness, i.e., labor or pain...” Gesenius’ has it for Genesis 3:16: “...they pain and thy conception’; Hendiadys for the pain of thy conception.” (“hendiadys” means; a figure in which a complex idea is expressed by two words connected by a copulative conjunction: ‘to look with the eyes and envy’ instead of ‘with envious eyes.’) In other words, “the pain of thy conception;” not “thy pain and thy conception.”

Thus, there are three separate conclusions which can be Biblically drawn from Yahweh’s pronouncement to Eve: (1) That Eve would bear children in pain; that the pain would affect the very part of the body where the sin occurred. (2) That her [sexual] desire would return to her husband (Why did Yahweh even mention it if she were always true to Adam?). It is implied here that Eve’s desire had been to someone else. (3) That Eve would return and put herself under the authority of her husband rather than the influence of the serpent.

Had Eve been guilty only of a mental crime, as the anti-seedliners so loudly proclaim. It would have been highly unjust for Yahweh to have punished her by causing her to bear children with physical paint. In his booklet, “Eve, Did Se Or Didn’t She?,” by Ted R. Weiland, he implies that Yahweh is unjust in his punishment where he says this on page 29:

“The Bible is always its own best commentary, and it clearly attests to the fact that Eve was mentally deceived, not sexually seduced.”

Not only that, but Weiland scoffs at Dan Gayman’s work “The Two Seeds of Genesis 3:15,” on page, 16 where Gayman said:

“In the divine punishment inflicted upon the woman Eve in Genesis 3:16 why did Almighty God employ the pain of childbirth? What is the purpose of the use of the word conception? How about the use of the word desire? The truth is: God made the punishment to fit the crime.”

There is one thing for sure, Weiland’s “hypothesis” of the account of Genesis 3:16 surely doesn’t fit the crime. If it did, when women bear children they would suffer severe mental anxiety without any physical pain. Stephen E. Jones in his “The Babylonian Connection,” (a work to repudiate Two Seedline), page 42 says:

“We conclude then that when Eve explained to God that the serpent had ‘begui8lded’ her, she meant that he had mentally deceived her. He corrupted the truth of God’s Word by peaching another Jesus (God), another spirit, and another gospel, just as Satan’s ministers have done all through the ages. And when Eve believed Satan’s doctrine, she too was corrupted. Nawshaw, as used in Genesis 3:13, had nothing to do with physical seduction.”

In his booklet “The Satanic Seedline, Its Doctrine and History,” Jeffrey A. Weakley copycats the same argument that Eve was seduced mentally on pages 7-8. Here are some excerpts:

“The seedliners will insist that it be translated ‘seduce’ and they define it as a physical sexual seduction because the English word ‘seduce’ can mean that. But can the word ‘deceive’ mean a sexual seduction? ...When all these definitions are taken together as synonyms, the conclusion one comes to (if he is seeking to be honest) is that Eve was deceived in mind, NOT SEXUALLY SEDUCED!...So the first point the Satanic Seedline doctrine does not agree with the Scriptures; Eve was not sexually seduced, but rather she was mentally deceived.”

Lt. Col. Jack Mohr in his “Seed of Satan, Literal or Figurative?,” says, implying a mental only seduction of Eve.

“In 2 Corinthians 11:3 the same Scripture writer indicates that Eve was beguiled in her mind, not through her sexual parts.”

Charles Weisman at a Pete Peters camp retreat used the same argument as Stephen E. Jones, Ted R. Weiland and Lt. Col. Jack Mohr. The following is an excerpt from an audiocassette tape made at that meeting when Weisman, in an extended presentation, attempted to repudiate the Two Seedline message:

“In 2nd Corinthians 11:3 Paul is concerned that the Corinthians would lose their faith and said:’But I fear, lest somehow your minds be corrupted...’ So he interprets this verse to mean something of a mental thing, a mental delusion, mentally delude, to lead astray, deceive, and that is just what the word means.”

Not only did Weisman, like Weiland, Weakley, Jones and Mohr, use the same argument that Eve was only “mentally” seduced, but on this very same audiocassette tape, he insinuates the Pharisees and Sadducees at the time of the Messiah were true blooded Israelites:

“Now we go to Matthew 23. Now this is one of the questions that a guy who wrote me a letter asked about where in verse 35 it states ‘That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias whom you slew between the temple and the altar.’ Now, the statement about this verse by Satanic Seedline doctrine people is that they say, here, Christ identified his enemies as being the serpent race, and tells the Jews, who you’re [sic., He’s] talking to, that they are responsible for all that have been murdered upon the earth, even righteous Abel. Well, Christ here is speaking of a judgment that is to come upon Adamic man. And this judgment includes the murderers recorded in the Old Testament. Jesus did not say to these Jews that they were responsible for Abel’s death. They [sic. He] said, all of his [sic their] blood will come upon you. So they are going to be judged. All of...all of...shed blood...innocent blood...is going to become upon...this...this people. And these people were the last of the Israelite order. And they were the last true representatives of the Adamic race under god’s old order. So they were the ones who could be judged. So, He is not really saying they were guilty for Abels’ death, but rather, it would come upon them. But He does say that they were guilty of killing Zacharias, which is recorded in 2nd Chronicles 24:21. They were stoned by this people or this...this nation. And in verse 31 [Matthew 23:31], Christ says to them, ‘wherefore you be witnesses unto yourself that you are the children of them which killed the prophets.’ So it’s quite identifiable here which He’s talking to. HES TALKING TO ISRAELITES. Just as Stephen said to these same people, ‘which of the fathers have you not persecuted,’ Israelites. These are the people that Jesus came to and spoke with and judged. They were not descendants of Cain, but Israelites, as only Israelites could be judged, not mongrels.”

Christ said He was not to judge any man:

“Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.” (John 8:15)

Again for a second witness:

“And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” (John 12:47)

There is fairly good evidence that the words “son of Barachias” were never in the original script. “A Commentary On The Holy Bible,” edited by Rev. J.R. Dummelow points this out on page 701:

ZAHARIAS SON OF BARACHIAS: Jesus probably said ‘Zachariah’ as in Luke, without mentioning the father’s name, but the evangelist or one of the earliest copyists, who thought it necessary to distinguish among the twenty-nine Zacharias in the Old Testament, and understood the canonical prophet to be meant, added the words ‘son of Barachias...’”

The problem is: most of the prophets were after the Zechariah of 2 Chronicles 24:21. Therefore, it is more probably that Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist is meant in Matthew 23:35, (see Protevangelion, chapter 16). In such a case, Yahshua did indeed mean all the righteous blood from Abel to Zacharias. Also, as we have pointed out that Josephus makes it quite clear that, outside of a minor few, the majority of Pharisees and Sadducees were not of the Tribe of Judah by birth, Josephus War 2:8:2.

Therefore, Weisman’s argument against Two Seedline doctrine is totally spurious. This also shows that it is highly likely that Weiland was parroting Weisman when he mistakenly, but unequivocally, claimed; the Pharisees and Sadducees were true descendants of “Jacob/Israel,” pages68 and 94 of his booklet “Eve, Did she or Didn’t She?”

Charles Weisman concluded his totally erroneous presentation against the Two Seedline doctrine saying the following:

“So why does this [Two Seedline] doctrine exist today? Well, it exists because we have a tendency within ourselves to not want to have evil and problems to come from within; we want them to come from without. And, therefore, if you tell somebody about a falsehood, about problems coming from without, some other people from other groups will accept it, but if it’s from within, it’s less likely to be accepted. Sam problem when you try to tell people about the corruption and evil in American Government.

“They just can’t accept it, but if you tell them lies about some foreign country, or about some Saddam Hussein, they will accept that because now the corruption is from without. It’s hard for us to accept that problems come from within ourselves, our family, our government, our nation, our race.

“It’s more appealing and acceptable if they are from without. The Cain-Satanic seedline has problems and evil coming from without; an outside source, that being Satan. Who were the enemies of Israel in the bible? Most of them were offshoots of the Adam race [bull manure]. The Midianites, the Moabites, the Ammorites, the Edomites, the Amalekites, even a lot of the Canaanites.

“Remember Esau was your brother, and so was Cain, and so was Canaan, and so were those who stoned the prophets, and who killed Christ. The truth is that all the evil associated with the Jew today is from within.

“That is, it come from within people of the Adam race; those who were rejected by god, cursed by God, cast out etc. That is what, in part, constitutes the Jew today. Sort of the refuse of the Adamic race.

“God throughout history has been pruning His vine, separating out from the original Adamic stock, people like Cain, and Canaan, and Esau, and others. In conclusion, the Satanic Seedline doctrine is not Scriptural, it’s not logical; it is a false doctrine that I think we need to set aside and move on to the truth of what God has actually done in the earth...”

Again, I cannot emphasize how important it is to understand the formidable enemy with whom we have to contend. In order to fathom our present WORLD PROBLEMS, it is imperative we grasp two things: 1) That the White Europeans and their kin worldwide are the true racial Israelites of the Bible, and 2) Who Israel’s real enemies are. To know one without the other is insufficient. To improperly identify Biblical Israel’s enemy is a criminal offense, for it can mean the difference between life and death to our people.

Death is not always so obvious to the eye. When a white marries a member of another race, it brings on death of the Spirit which was breathed into our forefather Adam. If you are ever invited to attend a wedding of a White and a nonwhite, you are not attending a wedding, but a funeral. When the 23 chromosomes of the male sperm of a nonwhite unites with the 23 chromosomes of the egg of a White, it brings death to the 23 chromosomes of the egg of the White (and the other way around). Numbers 25:1-9 (especially verse 9). In that chapter, having intercourse with non-Israelites was considered the same as “death.”

If you think the bombing of the Twin Trade Towers in New York was terrible, consider the death being brought about by miscegenation. This should give you some idea of what kind of WAR we are in, and who the players are. Now the key to understanding the WAR is found in Genesis 3:15. The anti-seedliners, by denying the truth of that passage, are aiding and abetting Israel’s worst enemy. Actually, the anti-seedliners are doing more damage than the “jews” themselves. They call us Two Seedliners “seedliners,” so the only thing we can dub them is “anti-seedliners.”

                      My Father vs. Your Father

John 8:38 is one of the main supporting passages for Genesis 3:15:

“I (Christ) speak that which I (Christ) have seen with my Father (Almighty God): and ye (Jews) do that which ye (Jews) have seen with your (Jews) father (the devil).”

You will first notice, as properly applied by the translators, the one “father” is capitalized and the other one isn’t. From this, it should be quite evident that the FATHER of the Messiah was not the same “father” as that of the so-called “Jews.”

Therefore, Scripture is talking about two separate genetic family trees. You might argue “this is speaking in a ‘spiritual’ sense.” Yet, take a look at the next verse where it says: “Abraham is our father.” That hardly sounds “spiritual,” does it? It is not “spiritual” here, nor is it “spiritual” in John 8:44 where Christ tells certain people, later called “Jews,” who their father really was and is.

Further, it is stated “my Father” and “your father” indicating that our Savior had a different genetic Father than did the so-called “Jews.” the Greek word for “my” is #3450, while the word for “your” is #5216. Surely, this language should be clear enough to understand the “Pharisee,”“Scribes,” and “Sadducees” (the Jew) were, for the most part, definitely NOT if the same lineage as our Messiah. Yet, in spite of that evidence, this wis what the anti-seedliners falsely maintain.

                                           “IF”

In John 8 verse 39 it says: “‘IF’ ye were Abraham’s ‘CHILDREN.’ ye (Jews) would do the works of Abraham.” Then in verse 42 it says: “‘IF’ God were your (Jews) Father, ye (Jews) would love me.”

Questions;

1). Did the so-called “Jews” ever do the works of Abraham?

2). Did these same “Jews” ever love Him?

In order to understand what these passages mean, it will be necessary to qualify the Greek word “IF.” Actually, there are two Greek words translated “IF” in our English versions, and they are quite different. As a matter of fact, unless we investigate the true meanings of these words in the Greek, we cannot comprehend what is being said in the entire 8th chapter of John.

The one word “IF” is #1487, and the other word “IF” is #1437 in the Strong’s Concordance. We are particularly interested in #1487 in this case. W.E. Vine does not deal with either of these. Strong’s explanations do little to make these understandable either.

After searching through several Greek reference books, I found Dr. Spiros Zodhiates in his “The Complete New Testament Word Study Dictionary” had the best general definitions for these two meanings. On pages 504 & 493 he says this of these two Bible words rendered “IF”:

#1487:...el: conditional conjunctive. If. As such it expresses a condition which is merely hypothetical and separate from all experience in indicating a mere subjective possibility and differing from man (1437), if, which implies a condition which experience must determine, i.e., an objective possibility referring always to something future...”

#1437: ...man...It differs from el in that el expresses a condition which is merely hypothetical, a subjective possibility; man implies a condition which experience must determine, an objective possibility, and thus refers always to something future...”

From this we can see in the Greek, for these two words, it is either a “hypothetical” IF or a “future” IF. For an example of a “future” IF, one might say: IF one will turn on the intuition, one might be able to start the engine. But the IF in our passages above is #1487, a “hypothetical” IF in nature. Thus, these verses might read something like this:

Verse 39 saying: “IF (hypothetically) ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.” And verse 42 saying: “IF (hypothetically) God (Yahweh) were your Father, ye would love me.”

Surely, this strongly suggests that the greater part of the Pharisees , Scribes, and Sadducees were NOT the true children of Abraham of pure genetic seed! When faced with these statements of our Redeemer, the so-called “Jews” said, verse 41: “We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.”

Those so-called “Jews” wouldn’t have made such a statement if it hadn’t been implied in the discourse by our Savior in John chapter 8, for “fornication” means to race-mix. Yes, they understood His words very well, and they knew what the word “dl” (IF) meant, even though the anti-seedliners don’t seem to comprehend it today. Not only did the “Jews” understand the impetus of Christ’s words, but they understood well the sarcasm in which they were said. There used to be a bumper sticker that read; “If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich.” Christ said: “IF ye were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.”

In other words: “put up or shut up!” How much more evidence is needed to convince the anti-seedliners that those so-called “Jews” were not true pureblooded descendants of Abraham? We recognize that verse 37 says: “I know that ye are Abraham’s seed,” but it doesn’t say “pure seed,” and “never in bondage” confirms it in John 8:33. The Hebrew word “arab,” #6154, means “a mixture or mongrel race.” The Esau-Edomite “Jews,” and the Arabs all have one thing in common; they are all “mamzers” (bastards).

                                          “OF”

    In John 8:47, Christ tells the “Jews”: “He that is (genetically) OF God heareth God’s words: YE therefore HEAR THEM NOT; BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT (genetically) OF God.”

“The Complete Word Study Dictionary, New Testament,” by Dr. Spiros Zodhiates devotes five pages to Devine and expound the word “OF” as used in the Greek, pages 529-534. Obviously, we cannot quote this entire document here, but cite only that which is relevant to John 8:44:

“#1537 ... Preposition governing the genitive, primarily meaning out of, from of, as spoken of such objects which were before another...Of the origin or source of anything, i.e., the primary, direct, immediate source...OF PERSONS, OF THE PLACE, STOCK FAMILY, CONDITION, MEANING OUT OF WHICH ONE IS DERIVED OR TO WHICH HE BELONGS...Of the source, i.e., the person or thing, out of or from which anything proceeds, is derived, or to which it pertains...”

“The New Testament Greek Study Aids,” by Walter Jerry Clark, says, on page 230, about the Greed word _κ: “OUT OF...WITH THE GENITIVE: BY MEANS OF, OUT OF.” The “Intermediate New Testament Greek,” by Richard A. Young, page 95 says the following about the Greek word _κ: “_κ” often conveys special extensions ‘out of’ or ‘from.’ For example, the prophet said that God would call His Son out of Egypt.” (Matthew 2:15) From “The Greek to English Interlinear,” by George Ricker Berry, page 31 of his “Greek-English New Testament Lexicon,” we have this on _κ: “_κ, or before a vowel, _ξ, a preposition governing genitive, from, out of.”“The Thayer Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament,” page 189 expresses _κ this way: “...out of, as separation from, something with which thee has been close connection...” John 8:47 has the same connotation as John 8:44, it means a chip off the old block. When it says the “Jews” are not “OF” God (Yah), it means it in a genetic way. But only those of us who are genetically “OF” God (Yahweh) can hear and comprehend His Word.

John chapter 10 warns us of this very thing. In John 10:26-27 Christ says the same thing to the “Jews,” but puts it a little differently: “But YE (Jews) BELIEVE NOT, BECAUSE YE ARE NOT MY SHEEP, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”

You may be wondering why we are so adamant concerning the Two Seedline doctrine. The reason is because, without properly identifying the enemy, the Identity Message is neutralized. It also tends to open the door for the enemy to worm his way into our midst. Once the enemy has established a beachhead among us, he can spread all kinds of misleading information and false doctrine (“leaven”).

      The “Jews” who are in the Herbert Armstrong camp are a good example of this. It should be obvious that the “Jews” would have the most to gain from an anti-seedline message. If the enemy can directly or indirectly influence those in Israel Identity to the fraud that there is no “seed of the serpent,” he has them right where he wants them. Once the enemy has convinced Identity minded people there is no “seed (children) of the serpent,” the “no-devil doctrine” invariably follows.

Once this erroneous premise is established, the next step is usually to identify the “devil” as the “flesh.” While it is true we do have a war with the flesh, this is not the same WAR as that which is being waged against “the seed (children) of the serpent.”

To identify the flesh as the Satanic enemy is to grossly misdirect our energy. While the anti-seedline people are trying to analyze their own individual, personal, fleshly problems, the real enemy is bulldozing among their agenda to destroy the White Race. One cannot get any more neutralized than that. Paul speaks of it as “”one that beateth the air.” David said the following about the enemy, Psalm 139:21-22, of which I am sure he wasn’t talking bout his “flesh”:

“Do not I hate them, O Yahweh, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with PERFECT HATRED: I count them mine enemies.”

Surely, the “devil” and the “flesh” can’t be the same thing. Yet this is what some who claim to be in the Identity Movement maintain. They try to claim that the two seeds of Genesis 3:15 were the “seeds of the spirit against the seeds of the flesh.” They are saying, in effect, that the “tree of knowledge” was the law, and when Eve ate of it, it brought on death; that the “enmity” between “thy seed and her seed” of Genesis 3:15 is the enmity between the “flesh and the spirit.” THIS IS JUST PLAIN STUPID!!!

In other words, the flesh represents a seed line. In doing this, they are separating verse 15 from 14 as if it didn’t exist. Yahweh was directing His dialogue of the “serpent,” not the “flesh.” Let’s read the whole passage, Mr. Seedliner:

“And Yahweh said to the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou ART cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou god, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between THY SEED and HER SEED; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

Now if it is a war between the “spirit” and the “flesh,” it would have to read as follows.

“And the Lord God said to Eve’s flesh, Because thou hast done this, thy flesh is cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; and thy flesh shall go upon its belly, and dust shalt thy belly eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between the flesh of the woman and the spirit of the woman, and between  the offspring of her flesh and the offspring of her spirit, and the offspring of her spirit shall bruise the head of the offspring of her flesh, and the offspring of her flesh will bruise the heel of the offspring of her spirit.”

SEE JUST HOW STUPID THAT IS, AND FOR ANYONE TO SPREAD THIS NONSENSE IS SPREADING FALSE TEACHINGS AND A FALSE DOCTRINE THAT IS NOT IN THE SCRIPTURE.

                        The Law Tree Hypothesis

Although some in Identity do not say it in terms of a “law tree,” they highly suggest that this is what the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” was which Eve partook of in the garden. We will quote some excerpts from Ted Weiland’s book by the same title as his ten audiocassette series, pages 40-44, and we are sure you will have to agree with our analysis of what he, in essence, is saying:

“There are no scriptures that categorically tell us what the tree of knowledge of good and evil was...Genesis 3:22 clearly reveals that the knowledge of good and evil resides not with some demon of darkness, but rather with our omniscient God, Yahweh...God’s law itself is good because it reflects Yahweh’s nature. Consequently, Yahweh uses it as the vehicle through which the knowledge of good is commuted to man. The knowledge of evil is imported by means of the law as well...

“Furthermore, Genesis 3:6 describes the tree. of the knowledge of good and evil as being able to make one wise, being pleasant to the eyes and good for food. These qualities also describe the law of God...At this point someone is likely to inquire ‘If the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was the law of God, would not that have made God’s law evil because God did not want Adam and Eve to partake of it?’...

“There may be Christians, especially those who understand the vital goodness and importance of God’s law for us today, who may still have difficulty reconciling in their minds that Yahweh would ban His law form Adam and Eve. Such Christians should consider that when God prohibited Adam and Eve from partaking of the tree of life, that prohibition did not make the tree of live evil...

“So why would Yahweh want to keep Adam and eve from His law?..“Perhaps God initially forbade Adam and Eve the knowledge of good and evil by way of His law because He knew He would have to hod them accountable to it, and He knew the heartache and death that would ensue as a result...On the other hand, if the eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil was an unlawful partaking of God’s law, then there is a connection between Adam and Eve’s sin and all other sin.”

Let’s now sort out all this gibberish. What are the consequences of what he is saying? He is inferring that Yahweh deliberately withheld His Law from Adam and Eve so they wouldn’t be condemned by their sin; that as long as they didn’t know the Law, they were innocent, that by partaking of the Law, it brought about death. If he is correct (Yahweh forbid), and Adam and Eve had never partaken of the “law-tree” (as Stephen E. Jones calls it), we could conceivably be living in innocence today, partaking of every kind of immorality, and it would not be considered by Yahweh as sin because we never ate of the so-called “law-tree.” Wouldn’t all the homosexuals of today love that situation?

                   Theory of Eating of The Law Tree

This idea is not original with Weiland or Stephen E. Jones, in his book “The Babylonian Connection,” pages 60-61, says this in part:

“The tree of life (Grace) and the tree of knowledge (law) both were planted in the same garden by God. They grew together. The Law-tree provided the righteous standard; the Grace-tree provided the means by which the standard could be met...First they disobeyed God by eating from the Law-tree, and for that act they were made mortal. Then their eyes were opened to know both good and evil, and they recognized their mortality in contrast to God’s immortality...Because they had broken His Law, they stood naked (mortal) and without excuse.” (What a bunch of lying, deceiving, antichrist propaganda).

All this is absolutely preposterous, for there is positively no Scriptural backing for such ideas as a “law tree,” or a “grace-tree,” or that the two seeds of Genesis 3:15 are representative of the “seeds of the flesh” and “seeds of the spirit.” The term for seed in both the case of the woman and the serpent is #2233 zera, and is the same word used in Genesis 13:16 where Abram is promised by the Almighty that his “seed” would become “as the dust of the earth.”

If, in fact, Abraham had literal “seed,” so also must the serpent of Genesis 3:15 have literal “seed.” So where are the serpent’s “seed” then? You talk about “taking away,”“adding to” or “twisting,” this is the ultimate zenith of absurdity. It is obvious then, that the “woman,” the “serpent” and “Abraham” were all to have literal “seed” (Children).

Thus, to state that the “woman” was to have only one “seed” is also outrageously irrational for it dos not literally follow. She was to have a singe variety (species; like kind) of “seed” via Seth, of which one “seed” was to bruise the head of the serpent. All this makes one wonder who will be next in line to parrot this same spurious argument. Stop and think: Without the “seed” of the serpent, Chris’s heel could not be bruised; and with out bruising of His heel, we have no Redemption.

Maybe would should be a tad more careful how we interpret Genesis 3:15. Repeating: If there was NOT A LITERAL GENETIC OFFSPRING of the “serpent” to bruise the “heel” of our Savior, then, WE HAVE NO REDEMPTION!!! It would appear the anti-seedliners have talked themselves into a corner from which there is no escape.

                  A Murderer From The Beginning

Again we cannot emphasize how important it is to understand the formidable enemy with whom we have to contend. In order to fathom our present WORLD PROBLEMS, it is imperative we grasp two things: (1) That the White Europeans and their kin worldwide are the True Racial Israelites of the Bible, and (2) Who Israel’s real enemies are. To know one without the other is insufficient. To improperly identify Biblical Israel’s enemy is a criminal offense, for it can mean the difference between life and death to our people.

Death is not always so obvious to the eye. When a White marries a member of another race, it being on death of the Spirit which was breathed into our forefather Adam. If you are ever invited to attend a wedding of a White and a nonwhite, you are not attending a wedding, but a funeral. When the 23 chromosomes of the male sperm of a nonwhite unites with the 23 chromosomes of the egg of a White, it brings death to the 23 chromosomes of the egg of the White (and the other way around).

This process is now happening in White countries every few minutes. In the Bible it is called a “plague,” Numbers 25:1-9 (especially verse 9). In that chapter, having intercourse with non-Israelites, was considered the same as “death.”

Speaking of Peal Harbor, it is important to understand the complete facts surrounding the 'surprise attack.' While 95% of all respondents were opposed to war in 1939, about 90% indicated they were willing to fight if directly attacked.

Operating on this information, Jewry did everything possible to goad either Germany or Italy into attacking America. However, the bait was refused as Hitler was attempting at that time to negotiate a peace with England, which was flatly rejected by the Jew lackey Churchill.

Thus Jewry's attention turned toward Japan, which had a mutual defense pact with Germany and Italy. Japan had been engaged in a war with China which FDR and the Jews tried to use as an excuse for American intervention, even though the events in Asia were of no concern to America. Jewish, not American, interests however were what concerned Roosevelt and in July 1941, he froze Japanese assets in the U.S. and embargoed trade.

This was reason enough to declare war, but Japan humbly proposed to sit down and negotiate U.S.‑Japanese differences. Instead of accepting the offer, FDR INSULTED JAPANESE AMBASSADOR NOMURA AND REFUSED TO MEET WITH PRIME MINISTER KONOYE.

As a result, Konoye and his "peace party" were replaced by General Tojo and his "war party," yet Japan continued to make peace overtures only to have them all flatly rejected. FINALLY, ON NOVEMBER 26, 1941, ROOSEVELT SENT AN ULTIMATUM TO JAPAN WHICH AMOUNTED TO A VIRTUAL DECLARATION OF WAR.

This ultimatum, according to Professor Harry Elmer Barnes, was actually drafted by the Jew Harry Dexter White [Weiss] in collaboration with Jew Treasury Secretary Harry Morgenthau. It was this ultimatum, penned by two Jews, that forced Japan to attack or else 'lose face,' which to Oriental thinking is a fate worse than death.

THE FINAL, SORRY EPISODE OF THIS DISGUSTING CHAIN OF EVENTS IS THAT WASHINGTON KNEW OF THE IMPENDING ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR AT LEAST 12 HOURS BEFORE THE BLOW FELL, BUT REFUSED TO WARN MILITARY OFFICERS THERE [What other name could this be known other than TREASON].

THE U.S. HAD BEEN FOREWARNED SINCE THE JAPANESE MESSAGE CODE HAD BEEN BROKEN AND AMERICA WAS THUS ABLE TO MONITOR JAPANESE DISPATCHES. NO WORD WAS SENT TO PEARL HARBOR BY FDR AND THE JEWS AS THE MESSAGES REVEALED THAT THE ATTACK SHOULD BE CALLED OFF IF IT APPEARED THAT THE AMERICANS WERE PREPARED.

So International Jewry by going through the 'back door' had successfully ensnared America into WW II; a war that would cost millions of lives and billions of dollars. The bottom line of the war would be a world under the total subjugation of Jewry through its twin arms of Communism and Zionism.

These facts have been covered up and ignored in the mass media, Charles Lindberg, for one, recognized where the finger of proof pointed. In his "Wartime Journals," he states that 'the Jews, the Roosevelt administration, and British sympathizers combined to encourage the U.S. to enter World War II.'

Lindberg and other patriots sought to stop Jewry's war plans by setting up the America First Committee. The committee found widespread support, but could not overcome the billions spent by Jews to brainwash the public into accepting war after Pearl Harbor. And it is Jewry which best recognized why the U.S. entered WW II.

'The American Hebrew,' in an editorial of July 24, 1942, declared that;

"Whenever an American or a Filipino fell at Bataan or Corrugator or at any other of the now historic spots where MacArthur's men put up their remarkable fight, their survivors could have said with truth: The real reason that boy went to his death was because Hitler's Anti‑Semitic movement succeeded in Germany. [can you not see it? World War II was because Germany and its people were being successful in their attempts to throw off the International Jewish Bankers Rule of their country; God what does it take for America to understand?]."

The above quotation from a Jew newspaper is an admission that the U.S. entered WW II only at the behest of World Jewry; a war Jewry declared all the way back in 1933!!! Of course, this admission was intended only for consumption by a Jewish audience to keep them in the know, which tends to make it all the more revealing.

“And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.  And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel joined himself unto Baal‑peor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel. And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal‑peor. And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.” (Numbers 25:1-9)

If you think the bombing of the Twin Trade Towers in New York was terrible, consider the deaths being brought about by miscegenation. This should give you some idea of what kind of WAR we are in, and who the players are. Now the key to understanding this WAR is found in Genesis 3:15.

The anti-seedliners, by denying the truth of that passage, are aiding and abetting Israel’s worst enemy. Actually, the anti-seedliners, are doing more damage than the “Jews” themselves. They call us Two Seedliners “seedliners,” so the only thing that we can dub them is “anti-seedliners.”

While the current war concerning “terrorism” is taking on large proportions, it’s only a mere skirmish in comparison to the great 7,000 year WAR of the “children of darkness” against the “children of light” foretold in Genesis 3:15. Every night White women are going to bed and waking up in the morning pregnant by a member of another race.

In this greater war, we are taking tens of thousands of casualties rightly. While this large-scale war is going on, the Judeo-Christian church sits idly by claiming its Christian in nature, and they assert everything is alright as long as the other person has been “saved.”

And in the face of this great peril, the anti-seedliners refuse to point out the true enemy. They insist it’s all a problem with the “flesh” or something “spiritual.” Oh, they will recognize that Genesis 3:15 speaks of One “seed” in the form of the Messiah, but stubbornly deny the ‘serpent” has “seed” also. We will repeat it again: If there was no “seed” of the serpent to bruise the heel of the Messiah, then we have no Redemption. Now we would say that’s a very dangerous and irresponsible position.

One person writes: “it’s 99.9% religion, not race.’ That also is a most risky position. We wrote him back and told him he could point his sword at religion, but we would point ours at a walking, talking breathing, genetic enemy. We don’t know how he gets religion out of “seed” (zera). Furthermore, he also had much training at a seminary (cemetery). Well, the subject of “seminary” is what we are going to deal with now. One thing we have noticed in the Anglo-Israel message is that many who have been trained in seminaries are the very ones who take a position against Two Seedline.

We believe the reason for this is because in the various church seminaries the students are taught a religious system called “hermeneutics.” We’ll take a look at that system also. We think you will find it doesn’t have a very commendable background. The greatest problem with people coming into Identity is that they tend to bring with them their former Judeo-Christian church’s dogmas. With the Identity Message, one must wipe the slate entirely clean and reconsider all things from a new perspective.

It seems like everything is 1800 from what we were always taught. Our Savior instructed us that we must become as a “little child” or we are not fit for the Kingdom. (Matthew 18:3) A child has a clean mind without any preconceived ideas. Even Paul had to go to Arabia for three years to get rid of his Parseeism. (Galatians 1:17-18)

The problem in Identity is: A lot of people haven’t been to the desert yet especially former seminary students who keep patching over Scripture attempting to put new wine (teachings) in old bottles. (Luke 5:36-39) In getting into this topic about “hermeneutics,” we will start first by quoting the Encyclopedia Britannica, Ninth Edition, 1894, volume 11, page 671, the topic being “Hermes”:

“...the name of Hermes seems during the third and following centuries to have been regarded as a convenient pseudonym to place at the head of the numerous syncretistic writings in which it was sought to combine Neo-Platonic philosophy, Philonic Judaism and cabalistic theosophy, and so provide the world with some acceptable substitute for the Christianity which had at that time begun to give indications of the ascendency it was afterwards to attain...

“The connection of then same of Hermes with alchemy will explain what is meant by hermetic sealing, and will account for the use of the phrase ‘hermetic medicine’ by Paracelsus, as also for so-called ‘hermetic freemasonry’ of the Middle Ages...”

The anti-seedliners accuse us Two Seedliners of using Talmudic teaching when many of them have been trained in seminaries using “cabalistic theosophical” thought. For further information concerning this type of teaching we will now quote form “The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church, J.D. Douglas General Editor, page 466, the topic being “Hermetic Books:”

“ti’s a collection of writings deal with religious and philosophical subjects and reflects a degree of syncretism with reference to Platonic, Stoic, Neo-Pythagorean, and Eastern religious thought. The collection dates from the second or third century and is ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus which represents a later designation for the Egyptian god Thoth, who was said to be the source and protector of all knowledge. The literary form of the Hermetic Books is basically that of the Platonic dialog. The single most significant of the several writings is ‘Poimandres,’ which tells of the soul’s ascent to God through the various spheres of the planets.”

We find more concerning this type of teaching in “The Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary,” page 558:

“Hermeneutics...the principles and methods used to interpret Scripture. Bible scholars believe a biblical text must be interpreted according to the language in which it was written, its historical context, the identity and purpose of the author, its literary nature, and the situation to which it was originally addressed.”

This all sounds good, but let’s investigate this thing a little deeper from”The Illustrated Hand-Book To All Religions,”© 1877, excerpts from the “Preface”:

“...The Primitive Church, for instance, would appear to be a congeries (a collection or heap) of discordant opinions, whose very names and titles are almost innumerable. Yet in fact there were but two great parties; the orthodox Christian on the one hand, and the heretical on the other; and these latter, amidst tier infinite varieties, are all reduced to two; the Gnostics, who corrupted the Gospel by an admixture of Greek philosophy or Persian magianism, or both; and the Artians, who lost themselves in speculations upon the Divine nature, and especially the two natures of Christ. All the controversies of the Reformation hinge again upon the one question of Sacramental Grace. And in our own times, apart form individual quarrels, eccentricities and errors, there are but three important differences in matters of doctrine through the whole of Christendom, namely, the Sacramental System of the Greek and Roman Churches, the Evangelical doctrines of Protestants, and the Rationalist of Neologian Creed...”

We really need to look into this matter about the “Gnostics.” We find this in the same book on pages 210-216:

“Simon Magus is the generally reputed founder of the Gnostics; but Gnosticism was nothing else than the philosophical system of the times, leavened with a slight infusion of Judaism, and a still slighter portion of Christianity. It exhibited itself in its early days at Alexandria, whence it spread through Eastern Christendom.

“Alexandria was at that time the great seat of philosophy. It contained a vast number of Jews; and, being the great emporium of trade, it was of course much frequented by the early Christians...Amongst the intellectual idlers of a thriving city, the Platonic philosophy had superseded the coarse and vulgar forms of the old Egyptian superstition.

“The Alexandrian Jews were infected with it; for their language was Greek, and many of them had an extensive acquaintance with heathen literature. On the other hand, the Platonists studied the Jewish Scripture, and saw in them traces of pure and sublime theology...they even asserted that Plato had borrowed form the writings of Moses.

“Thus a compromise was attempted between the creeds of Moses and of Plato. There was a third element of error in the Persian or Magian doctrines; for Alexandria, open to the teachings of Greece on one side, was equally exposed to the fantastic theories of Orientalism on the other. And thus from these three sources; the philosophy of Plato, the religion of Moses, and the Magian superstition, a new system was created; this was Gnosticism...it did not arise within the Christian church, but it very soon infected the pure stream of Gospel truth...It was unquestionably the most formidable opponent with which the early Church had to contend...

“The Gnostics practiced magic, which they learned form the East...Christianity no sooner appeared than the Gnostics incorporated it into their system, but so as not merely to corrupt, but to subvert it...but they (the Gnostics) taught also that the body of Jesus was a phantom, and that Christ was neither born, nor suffered upon the cross (stake)...

“Thus the doctrine of the atonement and of faith in the death of Christ found no place whatever in their system...From Paul’s first Epistle to the Corinthians, it is evident that Gnosticism had already shown itself in Greece. He repeatedly used the term gnosis, in a peculiar sense, as arrogated by a certain party, e.g., 1 Corinthians 8:1...The Gnostics denied that there was, in any sense, a resurrection of the body...Whatever the Christians said of a resurrection, they interpreted figuratively; according to them, the Gnostic rose from death to life when he was initiated in their mysteries and made perfect in their knowledge...

“Simon Magus was probably the first of the Gnostics who engrafted the name of Christ into their system; he and his followers maintained that the body of Jesus was a phantom...but they utterly denied the doctrine of his atonement. In fact, when a Christian adopted the Gnostic views, he ceased to be a Christian, for he renounced his faith in a Redeemer and his hope of a resurrection.

In the first century the Church of Christ, with one voice, agreed in this view of the Gnostic system: namely, that Gnostics were not Christians...The Greek philosophy, and particularly the writings of Plato, were the assignable study, and therefore, we may venture to say, were embraced by great numbers by whom they were imperfectly understood.

“And yet something more certain, more religious, was wanted. This the Jew suppled, and Gnosticism was formed...Gnosticism was an attempt (so far as it assumed the Christian garb) to effect a compromise between the gospel. And heathenism as refined by philosophy and leavened with Judaism...From its expiring ashes Mohammed kindled a new and fiercer flame. Gnosticism, with its magic, its angelic powers, its mystical dogmas, its affected contempt of the body and of death, and its real licentiousness, was absorbed into the system of the impostor, or fanatic, of Mecca.”

Jeffery A. Weekley, along with several other anti-seedliners, accused us Two Seedliners of practicing Talmudic Judaism. Now, we ask, who’s really practicing the religion of “Judaism?” Again, on page 488 of the same book we read:

“Anti-Trinitarians...Cerinthus was doubtless contemporary with John, although he may have been alive after the death of the apostle. He was a Jew, who had studied philosophy at Alexandria, but he spent the greater part of his life in Asia Minor. His system was probably a mixture of Judaism, Gnosticism and Christi-anity. Irenæus makes him a complete Gnostic, saying of him. ‘He taught that the world was not made by the supreme God, but a certain power (the demi-urgos) separate form him, and below him, and ignorant of him. Jesus he supposed not to be born of a virgin, but to be the son of Joseph and Mary; born altogether as other men are...”

Being Jew, Simon Magus was merely expressing what he had been taught by the Jewish Elders of whom Christ condemned as subverting the Word of God, and teaching for doctrine the doctrines of men.

                                The Jews Believe

                          in More than Thirty Gods!

Now THESE SEPHIROTH, OR THE WORLD OF EMANATIONS, OR THE ATZILATIC WORLD, GAVE BIRTH TO THREE WORLDS IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER: FROM THE CONJUNCTION [copulation] OF THE KING AND QUEEN, OR THE BRIATIC WORLD, ALSO CALLED THE THRONE, WHICH IS THE ABODE OF PURE SPIRITS, AND WHICH, LIKE ITS PARENTS, CONSISTS OF TEN SEPHIROTH, OR EMANATIONS.

The Briatic World, again, gave rise to, (2). The Word of Formation, or the Jetziratic World, which is the habitation of the angels, and also consists of ten Sephiroth; whilst the Jetziratic World, again, sent forth. (3). The World of Action, or the Assiatic World, also called the World of Keliphoth, which contains the Spheres and matter, and is the residence of the Prince of Darkness and his legions.

Or, as the Sohar describes it:

"After the Sephiroth, and for THEIR use, God made the Throne (the world of Creation), with four legs and six steps, thus making ten (the decade of Sephiroth which each world has)...For this Throne and its service he formed the ten Angelic hosts (the World of Formation), Malachim, Arelim, Chajoth, Ophanim, Chashmalim, Elim, Elohim, Benei Elohim, Ishim, and Seraphim, and for their service, again, he made Samaël and his legions (the World of Action), who are, as it were, the clouds upon which the angels ride in their descent on the earth, and serve, as it were, for their horses. Hence it is written: 'Behold the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt.'" ((Isaiah xix, 1) (Sohar ii, 43a))

THERE ARE, therefore, FOUR WORLDS, each of which has a separate Sephiric system, consisting of a decade of emanations.

(1). The Atzilatic World, called alternately the World of Emanations, the Image (== with  prefixed), and the Heavenly Man, which, by virtue of its being a direct emanation from God and most intimately allied with the Deity, is perfect and immutable.

(2). The Briatic World, called the World of Creation and the Throne which is the immediate emanation of the former, and whose ten Sephiroth, being further removed from the En Soph, are of a more limited and circumscribed potency, through the substances they comprise are of the purest nature and without any admixture of matter.

(3). The Jetziratic World, called the World of Formation and the World of Angels, which proceeded from the former world, and whose ten Sephiroth, though of a still less refined substance than the former, because further removed from the primordial source, are still without matter. It is in this angelic world where those intelligent and incorporeal beings reside, who are wrapped in a luminous garment, and who assume a sensuous form when they appear to man. And;

(4). The Assiatic World, called the World of Action and the World of Matter which emanated from the preceding world, the ten Sephiroth of which are made up of the grosser elements of all the former three worlds, and which has sunk down in consequence of its materiality and heaviness. It substances consist of matter limited by space and perceptible to the senses in a multiplicity of forms. It is subject to constant changes, generations, and corruptions, and is the abode of the Evil Spirit.

Before leaving this doctrine about the creation of the relationship of the Supreme Being to the universe, we must reiterate two things.

(1). Though the trinity of the Sephiroth gave birth to the universe, or, in other words, is an evolution of the emanations, and is thus a further expansion of the Deity itself, it must not be supposed that the Kabbalists believe in a Trinity in our sense of the word. Their view on this subject will best be understood from the following remark in the Sohar:

"Whoso wishes to have an insight into the sacred unity, let him consider a flame rising from a burning coal or a burning lamp. He will see first a twofold light, a bright white and a black or blue light; the white light is above, and ascends in a direct light, whilst the blue or dark light is below, and seems as the chair of the former, yet both are so intimately connected together that they constitute only one flame. The seat, however, formed by the blue or dark light, is again connected with the burning matter which is under it again. The white light never changes its color, it always remains white; but various shades are observed in the lower light, whilst the lowest light, moreover, takes two directions, above it is connected with the white light, and below with the burning matter. Now this is constantly consuming itself, and perpetually ascends to the upper light, and thus everything merges into a single unity.” (Sohar, In, 51a)

(2). THE CREATION, OR THE UNIVERSE, IS SIMPLY THE GARMENT OF GOD WOVEN FROM THE DEITYS OWN SUBSTANCE; OR, AS SPINOZA EXPRESSES IT, GOD IS THE IMMANENT BASIS OF THE UNIVERSE. For although, to reveal himself to us, the Concealed of all the Concealed sent forth the TEN EMANATIONS CALLED THE FORM OF GOD, FORM OF THE HEAVENLY MAN, yet since even this luminous form was too dazzling for our vision, it had to assume another form, or had to put on another garment which consists of the universe. THE UNIVERSE, therefore, or THE VISIBLE WORLD, is a further expansion of THE DIVINE SUBSTANCE, and is called THE KABBALAH THE GARMENT OF GOD.

Thus we are told, "when the Concealed of all the Concealed wanted to reveal himself, he first made a point [the first Sephira], shaped it into a sacred form [the totality of the Sephiroth], and covered it with a rich and splendid garment that is the world." (Sohar, In, 2a)

(3). The Creation of Angels and Men.

The different worlds which successively emanated from the En Soph and from each other, and which sustain the relationship to the Deity of first, second, third, and fourth generations, are, with the exception of the first (the World of Emanations), inhabited by spiritual beings of various grades.

"God animated every part of the firmament with a separate spirit, and forthwith all the heavenly hosts were before him. This is meant by the Psalmist, when he says, (Psalm xxxiii, 6) 'By the breath of his mouth were made all their hosts.'" (Sohar, iii, 68a)

These angels consist of two kinds, good and bad; they have their respective princes, and occupy the three habitable worlds in the following order. As has already been remarked, the first world, or the Archetypal Man, in whose image everything is formed, is occupied by no one else. The angel Metatron occupies the second or the Briatic World, which is the first habitable world; he alone constitutes the world of pure spirits. He is the garment of the visible manifestation of the Deity; his name is numerically equivalent to that of the Lord. (Sohar, iii, 231a)

He governs the visible world, preserves the unity, harmony, and the revolutions of all the spheres, planets and heavenly bodies, and is the Captain of the myriads of the angelic hosts who people the second habitable or the Jetziratic World, and who are divided into ten ranks, answering to the ten Sephiroth. EACH OF THESE ANGELS IS SET OVER A DIFFERENT PART OF THE UNIVERSE. ONE HAS THE CONTROL OF ONE SPHERE, ANOTHER OF ANOTHER HEAVENLY BODY; ONE ANGEL HAS CHARGE OF THE SUN, ANOTHER OF THE MOON, ANOTHER OF THE EARTH, ANOTHER OF THE SEA, ANOTHER OF THE FIRE, ANOTHER OF THE WIND, ANOTHER OF THE LIGHT, ANOTHER OF THE SEASONS etc., and the question, however, about the doctrine of the Trinity in other passages of the Sohar will be discussed more amply in the sequel, where we shall point out the relation of the Kabbalah to Christianity.

The Kabbalistic description of Metatron is taken from the Jewish angelogy of a much older date than this theosophy.

Thus Ben Asai and Ben Soma already regard the divine voice, as Metatron. (Beresh. Rab., Parsha v) He is called the Great Teacher, the Teacher of Teachers, and it is for this reason that Enoch, who walked in close communion with God, and taught mankind by his holy example, is said by the Chaldee paraphrase of Jonathan b. Uzziel, to 'have received the name Metatron, the Great Teacher' after he was transplanted. (Genesis v, 24)

Metatron, moreover, is the Presence Angel, the Angel of the Lord that was sent to go before Israel; (Exodus xxiii, 21) he is the visible manifestation of the Deity, for in him is the name of the Lord, his name and that of the Deity are identical, inasmuch as they are of the same numerical value (viz.: and are the same according to the exegetical rule called Gematria, 10 + 4 + 300 = 314; 50 + 6 + 200 + 9 + 9 + 40 = 314. (See Rashi on Exodus xxiii, 21, and Sanhedrin 38b)

So exalted is Metatron's position in the ancient Jewish angelology, that we are told that when Elisha b. Abnja, also called Acher, saw this angel who occupies the first position after the Deity, he exclaimed, 'Peradventure, but far be it, THERE ARE TWO SUPREME POWERS.' (Talmud, Chagiga, 15a)

The etymology is greatly disputed; but there is no doubt that it is to be derived from metator, messenger, outrider, way maker, as has been shown by Elias Levita, and is maintained by Cassel. (Ersch und Gruber's Encyklopädie, section ii, vol.  xxvii, s.v.; Juden, p. 40, note 84)

Sachs (beiträge zur Sprachund Alterthumsforschung, vol. I, Berlin 1852, p. 108) rightly remarks that this etymology is fixed by the passage from siphra, (quoted in kaphter‑Va‑Ph­era­ch, c. x, p. 34b) the finger of God was the messenger or guide to Moses, and showed him all the land of Israel. The termination has been appended to obtain the same numerical value.

The derivation of it from the angel is immediately under the divine throne, which is maintained by Frank, (Kabbala, p. 43) Graetz (Gnosticismus, p. 44) and others, has been shown by Frankel (Zeitschrift, 1846 vol. iii, p. 113) and Cassel, (Ersch und Gruber's Encyklop. section ii, vol. xxvii, p. 41) to be both contrary to the form of the word and to the description of Metatron. THESE ANGELS DERIVE THEIR NAMES FROM THE HEAVENLY BODIES THEY RESPECTIVELY GUARD. Hence one is called Venus, one Mars, one the substance of Heaven, one the angel of light, and another the angel of fire. (Comp. Sohar In, 42, etc.) The demons, constituting the second class of angels, which are the grossest and most deficient of all forms, and are the shells of being, inhabit the third habitable or Assiatic World.

They, too, form ten degrees, answering to the decade of Sephiroth, in which darkness and impurity increase with the descent of each degree. Thus the two first degrees are nothing more than the absence of all visible form and organization, which the Mosaic cosmology describes in the words before the hexahemeron, and which the Septuagint renders.

The third degree is the abode of the darkness which the book of Genesis describes as having in the beginning covered the face of the earth. Whereupon follow seven infernal halls == Hells, occupied by the demons, which are the incarnation of all human vices, and which torture those poor deluded beings who suffered themselves to be led astray in this world. These seven infernal halls are subdivided into endless compartments, as to afford a separate chamber of torture for every species of sin.

The prince of this region of darkness, who is called Satan in the Bible, is denominated by the Kabbalah, Samaël == angel of poison or of death. HE IS THE SAME EVIL SPIRIT, SATAN, THE SERPENT, WHO SEDUCED EVE. He has a wife, called the Harlot or the Woman of Whoredom, but they are both generally represented as united in the one name of the Beast. (Comp. Sohar, ii, 255‑259, with I, 35b)

The whole universe, however, was incomplete, and did not receive its finishing stroke till man was formed, who is the acme of the creation, and the microcosm uniting in himself the totality of beings.

"THE HEAVENLY ADAM (the ten Sephiroth), who emanated from the highest primordial obscurity (the En Soph), CREATED THE EARTHLY ADAM." (Sohar, ii, 70b)

"Man is both the import and the highest degree of creation, for which reason he was formed on the sixth day. As soon as man was created, everything was complete, including the upper and nether worlds, for everything is comprised in man. He unites in himself all forms." (Sohar, iii, 48a)

Man was created with faculties and features far transcending those of the angels. The bodies of the protoplasts were not of that gross matter which constitutes our bodies.

ADAM AND EVE, BEFORE THE FALL, WERE WRAPPED IN THAT LUMINOUS ETHEREAL, SUBSTANCE IN WHICH THE CELESTIAL SPIRITS ARE CLAD, AND WHICH IS NEITHER SUBJECT TO WANT NOR TO SENSUAL DESIRES.

They were envied by the angels of the highest rank. The fall, however, changed it all, as we are told in the following passage:

"When Adam dwelled in the garden of Eden, he was dressed in the celestial garment, which is a garment of heavenly light. But when he was expelled from the garden of Eden, and became subject to the wants of this world, what is written? 'The Lord God made coats of skins unto Adam and to his wife, and clothed them'; (Genesis iii, 21) for prior to this they had garments of light, light of that light which was used in the garden of Eden." (Sohar, ii, 229b)

“The garments of skin, therefore, mean our present body, which was given to our first parents in order to adapt them to the changes which the fall introduced. But even in the present form, the righteous are above the angels, and every man is still the microcosm, and every member of his body corresponds to a constituent part of the visible universe.

“What is man? Is he simply skin, flesh, bones, and veins? No! That which constitutes the real man is the soul, and those things which are called the skin, the flesh, the bones, and the veins, all these are merely a garment, they are simply the clothes of the man, but not the man himself. When man departs, he puts off these garments wherewith the son of man is clothed.

“Yet are all these bones and sinews formed in the secret of the highest wisdom, after the heavenly image. “The skin represents the firmament, which extends everywhere, and covers everything like a garment, as it is written, 'Who strethest out the heavens like a curtain.' (Psalm clv, 2) The flesh represents the deteriorated part of the world...the bones and the veins represent the heavenly chariot, the inner powers, the servants of God...But these are the outer garments, for in the inward part is the deep mystery of the heavenly man. Everything here below, as above, is mysterious.

“Therefore it is written: 'God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him'; (Genesis I, 27) repeating the word God twice, one for the man and the other for the woman. The mystery of the earthly man is after the mystery of the Heavenly man.

“And just as we see in the firmament above, covering all things, different signs which are formed of the stars and planets, and which contain secret things and profound mysteries, studied by those who are wise and expert in these signs; so there are in the skin, which is the cover of the body of the son of man, and which is like the sky that covers all things, signs and features which are the stars and planets of the skin, indicating secret things and profound mysteries, whereby the wise are attracted, who understand to read the mysteries in the human face." (Sohar, ii, 76a)

He is still the presence of god upon earth [this is where the humanist religion was born. That man is god!], and the very form of the body depicts the Tetragrammation, the most sacred name Jehovah.

Thus the head is the form of the arms and the shoulders are like the breast represents the Sephiroth from which it emanates, EVERY SOUL HAS TEN POTENCIES, WHICH ARE SUBDIVIDED INTO A TRINITY OF TRIADS, AND RESPECTIVELY REPRESENTED BY:

(1) The Spirit, which is the highest degree of being, and which both corresponds to and is operated upon by The Crown, representing the highest triad, in the Sephiroth, called the Intellectual World;

(2) The Soul, which is the seat of good and evil, as well as the moral qualities, and which both corresponds to and is operated upon by Beauty, representing the second triad in the Sephiroth, called the Moral World; and

(3) The Cruder Spirit, which is immediately connected with the body, is the direct cause of its lower functions, instincts, and animal life, and which both corresponds to and is operated upon by Foundation, representing the third triad in the Sephiroth, called the Material World.

In its original state each soul is androgynous, and is separated into male and female when it descends on earth to be borne in a human body. We have seen that the souls of the righteous, in the world of spirits, are superior in dignity to the heavenly powers and the ministering angels.

It might, therefore, be asked why do these souls leave such as abode of bliss, and come into this vale of tears to dwell in tabernacles of clay? The only reply to be given is that these happy souls have no choice in the matter. Indeed we are told that the soul, before assuming a human body, addresses God:

"Lord of the Un­i­ve­r­se! I am happy in this world, and do not wish to go into another world, where I shall be a bond‑maid, and be exposed to all kinds of pollutions." (Sohar, ii, 96)

And can you wonder at this pitiful ejaculation? Should your philanthropic feelings and your convictions that our heavenly Father ordains all things for the good of his children, impel you to ask that an explanation of this mystery might graciously be vouchsafed to you in order to temper your compassion and calm your faith, then take this parable:

A SON WAS BORN TO A KING; HE SENDS HIM TO THE COUNTRY, THERE TO BE NURSED AND BROUGHT UP TILL HE IS GOWN UP, AND INSTRUCTED IN THE CEREMONIES AND USAGES OF THE ROYAL PALACE. WHEN THE KING HEARS THAT THE EDUCATION OF HIS SON IS FINISHED, WHAT DOES HIS FATHERLY LOVE IMPEL HIM TO DO? FOR HIS SONS SAKE HE SENDS FOR THE QUEEN HIS MOTHER, CONDUCTS HIM INTO THE PALACE AND MAKES MERRY WITH HIM ALL DAY.

“Thus the Holy One, blessed be he, has a son with the Queen [Here the Jews are saying it is alright for a man to make love with his own mother!]: this is the heavenly and sacred soul. He sends him into the country, that is into this world, therein to grow up and to learn the customs of the court. When the King hears that this his son has grown up in the country, and that it is time to bring him into the palace, what does his love for his son impel him to do? He sends, for his sake, for the Queen and conducts him to the palace." (Sohar, In, 215b)

As has already been remarked, the human soul, before it descends into the world, is androgynous, or in other words, consists of two component parts, each of which comprises all the elements of our spiritual nature.

Thus the Sohar tells us: “Each soul and spirit, prior to its entering into this world, consists of a male and female united into one being. When it descends on this earth the two parts separate and animate two different bodies.

“At the time of marriage, the Holy One, blessed be he, who knows all souls and spirits, unites them again as they were before, and they again constitute one body and one soul, forming as it were the right and left of one individual; therefore 'There is nothing new under the sun.' (Ecl. In, 9) This union, however, is influenced by the deeds of the man and by the ways in which he walks. The soul carries her knowledge with her to the earth, so that 'everything which she learns here below she knew already, before she entered into this world.'" (Sohar, iii, 61b)

Since the form of the body as well as the soul, is made after the image of the Heavenly Man, a figure of the forth‑coming body which is to clothe the newly descending soul, is sent down from the celestial regions, to hover over the couch of the husband and wife when they copulate, in order that the conception may be formed according to this model.

"At connubial intercourse on earth, the Holy One, blessed be he, sends a human form which bears the impress of the divine stamp. This form is present at intercourse, and if we were permitted to see it we should perceive over our heads an image resembling a human face; and it is in this image that we are formed. As long as this image is not sent by God and does not descend and hover over our heads, there can be no conception, for it is written: 'And God created man in his own image.' (Genesis I, 27)

“This image receives us when we enter the world, it develops itself with us when we grow, and accompanies us when we depart this life; as it is written: 'Surely, man walked in an image': (Psalm xxxvii, 5) and this image is from heaven. When the souls are to leave their heavenly abode, each soul separately appears before the Holy King, dressed in a sublime form, with the features in which it is to appear in this world. It is from this sublime form that the image proceeds. It is the third after the soul, and precedes it on the earth; it is present at the conception, and there is no conception in the world where this image is not present." (Sohar, iii, 104a‑b)

All human countenances are divisible into the four primordial types of faces, which appeared at the mysterious chariot throne in the vision of the prophet Ezekiel, viz., the face of man, of the lion, the ox and the eagle. Our faces resemble these more or less according to the rank which our souls occupy in the intellectual or moral dominion;

"And physiognomy does not consist in the external lineaments, but in the features which are mysteriously drawn in us. The features in the face change according to the form which is peculiar to the inward face of the spirit. It is the spirit which produces all those physiognomical peculiarities known to the wise; and it is only through the spirit that the features have any meaning. All those spirits and souls which proceed from Eden (the highest wisdom) have a peculiar form, which is reflected in the face." (Sohar, ii, 73b)

The face thus lighted up by the peculiar spirit inhabiting the body, in the mirror of the soul; and the formation of the head indicates the character and temper of the man. An arched forehead is a sign of a cheerful and profound spirit, as well as of a distinguished intellect; a broad but flat forehead indicates foolishness and silliness; whilst a forehead which is flat, compressed on the sides and spiral, betokens narrowness of mind and vanity. (Comp. Sohar, ii, 71b, 75a)

As a necessary condition of free existence and of moral being, the souls are endowed by the Deity, from the very beginning, with the power of adhering in close proximity to the primordial source of infinite light from the very beginning, with the power of adhering in close proximity to the primordial source of infinite light from which they emanated, and of alienating themselves from that source and pursuing an independent and opposite course.

Hence, Simon ben Jochai said,

"If the Ho­ly One, bl­es­sed be he, had not put within us both the good and the evil desire, which are denominated light and darkness, the created man would have neither virtue nor vice. For this reason it is written: 'Behold, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil.' (Deuteronomy xxx, 15) To this the disciples replied, Wherefore is all this? Would it not be better if reward and punishment had not existed at all, since in that case man would have been incapable of sinning and of doing evil. He rejoined, It was meet and right that he should be created as he was created, because the Law was created for him, wherein are written punishments for the wicked and rewards for the righteous; and there would not have been any reward for the righteous and punishment for the wicked but for created man." (Sohar In, 23a)

So complete is their independence, that souls, even in their pre‑existent state, can and do choose which way they intend to pursue.

"All souls which are not guiltless in this world, have already alienated themselves in heaven from the Holy One, blessed be he; they have thrown themselves into an abyss at their very existence, and have anticipated the time when they are to descend on earth...Thus were the souls before they came into this world." (Sohar, iii, 61b)

(4). The Destiny of Man and the Universe.

As the En Soph constituted man the microcosm, and as the Deity is reflected in this epitome of the universe more than in any component part of the creation, all things visible and invisible are designed to aid him in passing through his probationary state here below, in gathering that experience for which his soul has been sent down, and in returning in a pure state to that source of light from which his soul emanated.

This destiny of man, the reunion with the Deity from which he emanated, is the constant desire both of God and man, and is an essential principle of the soul, underlying its very essence. Discarding that blind power from our nature, WHICH GOVERNS OUR ANIMAL LIFE [This is where Darwin got the idea for the origin of the species], which never quits this earth, and which therefore plays no part in our spiritual being, the soul possesses two kinds of powers and two sorts of feelings.

It has the faculty for that extraordinary prophetical knowledge, which was vouchsafed to Moses in an exceptional manner, called the Luminous Mirror (speculator), and the ordinary knowledge termed the Non‑Luminous Mirror, respectively represented in the earthly Paradise by the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil; and it possesses the higher feeling of love and the lower feeling of fear. Now the full fruition of that higher knowledge and of that loftier feeling of love can only be reaped when the soul returns to the Infinite Source of Light, and is wrapped in that luminous garment which the protoplasts forfeited throughout the fall.

Thus we are told,

"Come and see when the soul reaches that place which is called the Treasury of Life, she enjoys a bright and luminous mirror, which receives its light from the highest heaven. The soul could not bear this light but for the luminous mantle which she put on. For just as the soul, when sent to this earth, puts on an earthly garment to pre­serve herself here, so she receives above a shining garment, in order to be able to look without injury into the mirror whose light pro­ceeds from the Lord of Light. Moses too could not approach to look into that higher light which he saw, without putting on such an ethereal garment: as it is written: 'And Moses went into the midst of the cloud.', (Exodus xxiv, 18) which is to be translat­ed by means of the cloud wherewith he wrapped himself as if dressed in a garment. At that time Moses almost discarded the whole of his earthly nature; as it is written, 'And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights' (ibid); and he thus approached that dark cloud where God is enthroned. In this wise the departed spirits of the righteous dress themselves in the upper regions in luminous garments, to be able to endure that light which streams from the Lord of Light." (Sohar, In, 65b, 66a)

The two feelings of love and fear are designed to aid the soul in achieving her high destiny, when she shall no more look through the dark glass, but see face to face in the presence of the Luminous Mirror, by permeating all acts of obedience and divine worship. And though perfect love, which is serving God purely out of love, like that higher knowledge, is to be man's destiny in heaven, yet the soul may attain some of it on earth, and endeavor to serve God out of love and not from fear, as thereby she will have an antepast on earth of its union with the Deity, which is to be so rapturous and indissoluble in heaven.

“Yet is the service which arises from fear not to be depreciated, for fear leads to love. it is true that he who obeys God out of love has attained to the highest degree, and already belongs to the saints of the world to come, but it must not be supposed that to worship God out of fear is no worship. Such a service has also its merit, though in this case the union of the soul with the Deity is slight.

“There is only one degree which is higher than fear: it is love. In love is the mystery of the divine unity. It is love which unites the higher and lower degrees together; it elevates everything to that position where everything must be one. This is also the mystery of the words, 'Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one God.'" (Sohar, ii, 216a)

Next from this same book we read this on page 500:

“New Platonics or Ammonians: So called from Ammonius Saccas, who taught with the highest applause in the Alexandrian school, about the conclusion of the second century. This learned man attempted a general reconciliation of all sects, whether philosophical or religious. He maintained that the great principals of all philosophical and religious truth were to be found equally in all sects, and that they differed from each other only in their method of expressing them...

“Ammonius supposed that true philosophy derived its origin and its consistence from the Eastern nations, that it was taught to the Egyptians by Hermes, that it was brought from them to the Greeks, and preserved in its original parity by Plato, who was the best interpreter of Hermes and the other Oriental sages. He maintained all the different religions which prevailed in the world ere, in their original integrity, conformable to this ancient philosophy; but it unfortunately happened, that the symbols and fictions under which, according to the ancient manner, the ancients delivered their precepts and doctrines, were in process of the time erroneously understood, by priests and people...

“Taking these principles for granted, Ammonius associated the sentiments of the Egyptians with the doctrines of Plato; and to finish this conciliatory scheme, he so interpreted the doctrines of the other philosophical and religious sects, by art, invention, and allegory, that they seemed to bare some semblance to the Egyptian and Platonic systems...”

We get more on this topic from the “Collier’s Encyclopedia,”© 1981, volume 2, pages 373-375. This time we see a Catholic priest bringing into that church the very same thing which the Protestants continue to this very day. This quotation will be excerpts from their article about “St. Thomas Aquinas”:

“From the earliest days of his teaching it became apparent to his contemporaries that he was laying the foundations of a veritable revolution in theology and philosophy...His meeting at Orvieto with his fellow Dominican, William of Moerbeke, led to William’s translation of the writings of Aristotle from Greek originals and to Thomas’ series of commentaries, in which there is a careful effort to arrive at Aristotle’s essential teachings...

“Summary, Thomas broke sharply from the so-called Augustinian tradition, which was essentially a form of Neo-Platonism, albeit a Platonism in which many Aristotelean notions had found a place. His work represents the renewal of Christian thought in the light of a metaphysic and theology whose conceptual systematization was expressed in terms of the principles of Aristotle...Perhaps the most fundamental change made by him was his extension of Aristotle’s doctrine of potency and act to the relation between an essence and the act of existing which actualized it...His philosophical indebtedness to Aristotle should not be minimized. One has only to read his theological works to realize the esteem in which he held the philosopher...”

We find even more in the “Encyclopedia Britannica,” Ninth Edition, 1894, volume 11, pages 664-665, concerning “Hermeneutics”:

“...He (Hillel) was also the first to formulate definite rules by which the rabbinical development of the law should proceed. These canons of interpretation were seven in number, afterwards increased by rabbi Ishmael to thirteen by the addition of seven new rules and the omission of the sixth, and looked to the construction of Biblical warrant for precepts which it was wished to prove implicit in the law...

“This regard for it, which was never wholly disowned, ultimately took shape in the improved rabbinical hermeneutics of the Middle Ages. In the writings of such rabbis as Saadias Gaon, Jarchi, Fashi, Kimchi, Maimonides, Abarbaned (a line of expositors extending from the 10th to the 16th century, we find, alongside the traditional rules and explanations, a scientific recognition of the interpreter’s duty to give the literal sense as well as a practical application of the principles of grammatical and historical exegesis to the Old Testament...The hermeneutics developed among the Hellenistic Jews had marked characteristics of its own.

“These interpreters, departing from the exclusiveness of rabbinical devotion to the Old Testament revelation, and from the pure Hebraism of native Jews, brought to the study of the sacred books a range of ideas derived from Hellenic culture. They had to devise a hermeneutical procedure which would harmonize their new ethnic learning with the traditional estimate of the Jewish Scriptures.

“To the theosophic Hellenist, and specially to the Alexandrian Jew, acceptance of the plain sense was often an impossibility. A reconciliation was sought by the use of allegorical interpretation. This method was also pursued by the Rabbinical exegetes. It is embraced in the Halachic hermeneutics, and is seen in the distinctions drawn by Palestinian Jews between the body and the soul of the text...

“The coryphæus in this hermeneutical practice was Philo (born perhaps about 20 B.C.), although he had predecessors in Aristobulus (180 B.C.), Josephus, and others. He devoted himself mainly to the exposition of the Pentateuch with the view of explaining the realism and anthropomorphism of the Old Testament in a way to suit the philosophy of the time.

“Wishful to retain the Alexandrian Jew’s regard for Moses as the supremely inspired prophet of God and the oracle of all mysteries along with adherence to the current Platonism and theosophy, he supposed that the Mosaic writings contained a twofold mode of teaching, a popular representation of God and divine things and was given in the rabbinical hermeneutics by the Kabbalists of the Middle Ages, who used the devices of artificial interpretation in order to find an Old Testament basis for their mixed Neo-Platonist, Gnostic and Sabæans...By the combinations and permutations of letters, the interchange of words of equal numerical value and similar artifices, NEW MEANINGS WERE EXTRACTED where the proper sense seemed poor, and acceptable meanings found WHERE OFFENCE WAS FELT...”

We will now see more on how the “Jewish” Kabbalah fits into this thing from “Encyclopedia Britannica,” Ninth Edition, 1894, volume 13, page 822:

“To obtain these heavenly mysteries, which alone make the Torah superior to profane codes, definite hermeneutical rules are employed, of which the following are the most important.

(1) The words of several verses in the Hebrew Scriptures which are regarded as containing a recondite (hard to understand) sense are placed over each other, and the letters are formed into new words by reading them vertically.

(2) The words of the text are arranged in squares in such a manner as to be read either vertically or boustrophedon 9alternately from right to left and from left to right).

(3) The words are joined together and redivided.

(4) The initial and final letters of several words are formed into separate words.

(5) Every letter of a word is reduced to its numerical value, and the word is explained by another of the same quantity.

(6) Every letter of a word is taken to be the initial or abbreviation of a word.

(7) The twenty-two letters of the alphabet are divided into two halves; one half placed above the other; and the two letters which thus become associated are interchanged. By this permutation (modification), Aleph, the first letter of the alphabet becomes Lamed, the twelfth letter; Beth becomes Mem, and so on. This cipher alphabet is called Albam, from the first interchangeable pairs.

(8) The commutation (back and forth) of the twenty-two letters is effected by the last letter of the alphabet taking the place of the first, the last but one (next to last) the place of the second, and so forth. This cipher is called Atbash. These hermeneutical canons are much older than the Kabbalah. They obtained in the synagogues from time immemorial, and were used by the Christian fathers in the interpretation of Scripture. Thus Canon V., according to which a word is reduced to its numerical value and interpreted by another word of the same value is recognized in the New Testament...”

Do you fully fathom the significance of what you have just read, for if this is true about “Jewish” hermeneutics and the Kabbalah, they have wrongly interpreted, or even changed some of the meanings of the Hebrew Scriptures with their Chaldean hocus-pocus.

That this is the case is clearly demonstrated in the following:

                               Deuteronomy 23:7

Have you ever wondered about this verse and its seemingly contradiction to what the rest of the Scriptures say about Edom. Well many of us have. As we have said before there are approximately 27,000 transnational errors in our present Bibles. Some various translations by various translators have attempted to clean up many of these discrepancies, but the errors are very numerous and overwhelming. The translation of Deuteronomy 23:7 is one of them. I will start by quoting this passage:

“Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou was a stranger in his land.”

From this verse it would appear that we should welcome all Edomites into our congregations with open arms, and with no questions asked, and that we are somehow guilty of some dire contemptible sin for even thinking an evil thought against them.

I ask you: Is this not the impression which seized upon you when you read this passage for the first time? Remember the guilty, dirty, condemning feeling which overcame you for even giving the Edomites the slightest hint of disparaging thought, that possibly Yahweh might suddenly kill you in your very tracks for even blinking an eye?

If this has been your reaction when reading this passage in the past, forget it, for that is not what this verse is saying; not even remotely. I happened upon this verse many years ago when I was listening to a presentation by an Identity speaker who was making reference to the Edomites by using this verse as one of his points. At the time, I decided to look into the Hebrew meaning of the word “Edomite” for myself. I found the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible,” assigned the term “Edomite” the Hebrew word “130 which says:

“130...Edômîy...Edôwmîy, ed-o-mee’: patronymic [derived from father’s name] from #123; an Edomite, or descendant from (or inhabitant of) Edom: Edomite. See #726 Which had the following to say:

#726...Arôwmîy, ar-o-mee’; A CLERICAL ERROR FOR #130; an Edomite (as in the margin): Syrian.

At once the truth struck me (and this was about 15 years ago), for if the proper rendering was “Syrian” instead of “Edomite,” it would make all the difference in the world. Over the years, since that time, I have pointed this clerical error out to many people of our persuasion. At the time, I knew this made more sense if Deuteronomy 23:7 were to correctly read “Syrian” rather than “Edomite” for the Syrians were Abraham’s relatives, in which case this verse would read: “Thou shalt not abhor a SYRIAN: for he is thy brother, thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.”

Over the years, we have been satisfied that the word should have been Syrian instead of Edomite. We remember one party who challenged me, indicating that it was only a clerical error, and really didn’t mean anything. I finally came to the conclusion that it would be a hard proposition to prove and decided not to push the point openly any further.

That is, however, until recently, when I was preparing for this lesson, I accidentally discovered what the CLERICAL ERROR was. I will now reveal to you how I made this discovery. As I had decided to take up the topic of Esau, I was in the process of reading anything and everything I could find on the subject. I was reading along in “The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible,” volume E-J, page 24, under the subtitle Edom, when I read this:

“...there are places where, because of the similarity between the letters _ (d) and _ (r), the text has wrongly read __À, ‘Aram’ (i.e. Syria), and ____À, ‘Arameans” (i.e., Syrians), for __À, ‘Edom,’ and ____À, ‘Edomites,’ such as 2 Kings 16:6; 2 Chronicles 20:2, where the KJV has followed the MT, but the RSV has followed an emended text.

“Note: I have followed the Hebrew characters as faithfully as I know how to do on my computer; I may have made a mistake...The main thing to notice here is the ‘similarity between the letters _ (d) and _ (r). You can see very readily, that a very small slip of the pen can change the word from Edomite to Samian, or Syrian to Edomite. In will enlarge these two Hebrew letters and place them side by side so you can observe the difference in them:

                                  __

With this very small change in the Hebrew writing, and the word can be changed from Syrian to Edomite! Think of it this way, syRian or eDomite. By this above slight change, the Hebrew ‘r’ sound is changed to a ‘d’ sound.

Since I originally wrote this, I now realize that the small remnant of Judah from Jerusalem who went into Babylonian captivity spoke Hebrew when they went in and spoke Chaldee when they came out seventy years later.

Also, when they went in they were using a rounded style of Hebrew to write in, and when they came out they were using a square style of Hebrew. Is it possible that the changing from a rounded style to a square style produced such an error? Well, if it did, how many other mistakes are there because of this? After all, it is absurd to believe we should not “abhor an Edomite” when the Almighty hates them Himself.

“And I HATED ESAU, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, THE PEOPLE AGAINST WHOM THE LORD HATH INDIGNATION FOR EVER.” (Malachi 1:3-4)

“And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword...And he (Edom) said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand. Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.” (Numbers 20:18-21)

                                      Edomites

[EE dum ites] descendants of Edom, or ESAU; an ancient people who were enemies of the Israelites. During the days of Abraham, the region which later became the home of the Edomites was occupied by more than one tribe of non‑Israelite peoples. When Esau moved to this region with his family and possessions, the HORITES already lived in the land Genesis 36:20.

Edom and Israel after Kadesh Barnea. After the years of wilderness wandering, Moses wanted to lead Israel northward to Canaan across Edom into Moab. The king of Edom, however, refused them passage (Numbers 20:14‑21), forcing them to bypass Edom and Moab through the desert to the east (Judges 11:17-18. Later in the journey northward to Abel Acacia Grove in the plains of Moab across from Jericho (Numbers 33:48‑49), Balaam prophesied that Israel would one day possess Edom.  (Numbers 24:18).

From the Conquest Until the Division. In dividing the land of Canaan after the conquest, Joshua established Judah's border to the west of the Dead Sea and to the border of Edom (Joshua 15:1,21). During the reign of Saul, Israel fought against Edom (1 Samuel 14:47). But Edomites at times served in Saul's army (1 Samuel 21:7; 22:9).

David conquered Edom, along with a number of other adjacent countries, and stationed troops in the land (2 Samuel 8:13‑14). In later years, Solomon promoted the building of a port on the northern coast of the Red Sea in Edomite territory. He also built a smeltery nearby as a significant part of his developing copper industry. (1 Kings 9:26‑29).

After the Division. During the time of the Divided Kingdom, a number of hostile encounters occurred between the nations of Judah or Israel and Edom. During Jehoshaphat's reign, Edomites raided Judah but were turned back. (2 Chronicles 20:1, 8). An attempt to reopen the port at Ezion Geber failed (1 Kings 22:48); and the Edomites joined forces with those of Judah in Jehoshaphat's move to put down the rebellion of Mesha of Moab. (2 Kings 3:4‑5) During the reign of Joram, Edom freed herself of Judah's control (2 Kings 8:20‑22), but again came under Judah's control when Amaziah assaulted and captured Sela, their capital city. Edom became a vassal state of Assyria, beginning about 736 B. C.

Edom the Place of the Nabateans. After the downfall of Judah in 586 B. C., Edom rejoiced (Psalm 137:7). Edomites settled in southern Judah as far north as Hebron. Nabateans occupied old Edom beginning in the third century B. C., continuing their civilization well into the first century A. D. During the period from about 400‑100 B. C., Judas Maccabeus subdued the Edomites and John Hyrcanus forced them to be circumcised and then made them a part of the Jewish people. The Herod family of New Testament times was of Edomite stock.

Since no written Edomite records have been found, knowledge of the Edomites comes mainly from the Bible, archaeological excavations of their ancient cities, and references to Edom in Egyptian, Assyrian and Babylonian sources. (from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary) (Copyright (C) 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

E'DOMITES (e'do‑mits). The descendants of Esau, who settled in the S of Palestine and at a later period came into conflict with the Israelites (Deuteronomy 23:7); frequently called merely Edom (Numbers 20:14‑21; 24:18; Joshua 15:1; 2 Samuel 8:14); etc.)

Country. Edom ("Idumaea," KJV) was situated at the SE border of Palestine (Judges 11:17; Numbers 34:3) and was properly called the land or mountain of Seir (Genesis 36:8; 32:3; Joshua 24:4; Ezekiel 35:3, 7, 15). The country lay along the route pursued by the Israelites from Sinai to Kadesh‑barnea and thence back again to Elath (Deuteronomy 1:2; 2:1‑8), i.e., along the E side of the great valley of Arabah. On the N of Edom lay the territory of Moab, the boundary appearing to have been the "brook Zered." (Deuteronomy 2:13‑14, 18).

The physical geography of Edom is somewhat peculiar. Along the western base of the mountain range are low calcareous hills. These are succeeded by lofty masses of igneous rock, chiefly porphyry, over which lies red and variegated sandstone in irregular ridges and abrupt cliffs with deep ravines between.

The latter strata give the mountains their most striking features and remarkable colors. The average elevation of the summit is about two thousand feet above the sea. Along the eastern side runs an almost unbroken limestone ridge, a thousand feet or more higher than the other. This ridge sinks down with an easy slope into the plateau of the Arabian Desert. Although Edom is thus wild, rugged, and almost inaccessible, the deep glens and flat terraces along the mountainsides are covered with rich soil, from which trees, shrubs, and flowers now spring up luxuriantly.

People. The Edomites were descendants of Esau, or Edom, who expelled the original inhabitants, the Horites. (Deuteronomy 2:12) A statement made in Genesis 36:31) serves to fix the period of the dynasty of the eight kings.

They "reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the sons of Israel;" i.e., before the time of Moses, who may be regarded as the first virtual king of Israel. (cf. Deuteronomy 33:4‑5; Exodus 18:16‑19). It would also appear that these kings were elected. The chiefs ("dukes," KJV) of the Edomites are named in (Genesis 36:40‑43) and were probably petty chiefs or sheikhs of their several clans.

History. Esau's bitter hatred toward his brother, Jacob, for fraudulently obtaining his blessing appears to have been inherited by his posterity. The Edomites peremptorily refused to permit the Israelites to pass through their land. (Numbers 20:18‑21) For a period of 400 years we hear no more of the Edomites. They were then attacked and defeated by Saul. (1 Samuel 14:47)

Some forty years later David overthrew their army in the "Valley of Salt," and his general, Joab, following up the victory, destroyed nearly the whole male population (1 Kings 11:15‑16) and placed Jewish garrisons in all the strongholds of Edom. (2 Samuel 8:13‑14)

Hadad, a member of the royal family of Edom, made his escape with a few followers to Egypt, where he was kindly received by Pharaoh. After the death of David he returned and tried to excite his countrymen to rebellion against Israel, but failing in the attempt he went on to Syria, where he became one of Solomon's greatest enemies. (1 Kings 11:14‑22)

In the reign of Jehoshaphat (875 B.C.) the Edomites attempted to invade Israel in conjunction with Ammon and Moab but were miraculously destroyed in the valley of Beracah. (2 Chronicles 20:22, 26) A few years later they revolted against Jehoram, elected a king, and for half a century retained their independence. (2 Chronicles 21:8)

They were then attacked by Amaziah, and Sela, their great stronghold, was captured (2 Kings 4:7; 2 Chronicles 25:11‑12) Yet the Israelites were never again able to completely subdue them. (2 Chronicles 28:17)

WHEN NEBUCHADNEZZAR BESIEGED JERUSALEM THE EDOMITES JOINED HIM AND TOOK AN ACTIVE PART IN THE PLUNDER OF THE CITY AND slaughter OF THE ISRAELITES. THEIR CRUELTY AT THAT TIME SEEMS TO BE SPECIALLY REFERRED TO IN (Psalm 137).

IT WAS ON ACCOUNT OF THESE ACTS OF CRUELTY COMMITTED AGAINST THE ISRAELITES IN THE DAY OF THEIR CALAMITY THAT THE EDOMITES WERE SO FEARFULLY DENOUNCED BY THE LATER PROPHETS. (Isaiah 34:5‑8; 63:1‑4; Jeremiah 49:17; Lamentations 4:21; Ezekiel 25:13‑14; Amos 1:11‑12; Obadiah 8‑10, 15

On the conquest of Judah, the Edomites, probably in reward for their services during the war, were permitted to settle in southern Palestine and the whole plateau between it and Egypt; but at about the same time they were driven out of Edom proper by the Nabateans.

For more than four centuries they continued to prosper. But during the warlike rule of the Maccabees they were again completely subdued and even forced to conform to Jewish laws and rites and submit to the government of Jewish prefects.

THE EDOMITES WERE THEN INCORPORATED INTO THE JEWISH NATION, AND THE WHOLE PROVINCE WAS OFTEN TERMED BY GREEK AND ROMAN WRITERS “IDUMAEA.”

Immediately before the siege of Jerusalem by Titus, twenty thousand Idumaeans were admitted to the Holy City, which they filled with robbery and bloodshed. From this time the Edomites, as a separate people, disappear from the pages of history. Scriptural indications that they were idolaters (2 Chronicles 25:14‑15, 20) are amply confirmed and illuminated by discoveries at Petra.

For a discussion of the degrading practices of Edomite religion, see George L. Robinson, The Sarcophagus of an Ancient Civilization. (bibliography: D. N. Freedman and E. F. Campbell, eds., Biblical Archaeologist Reader 2 (1964): 51‑58; T. C. Vriezen, Oudtestament Studien 14 (1965): 330‑53; N. Glueck, The Other Side of Jordan (1970); D. J. Wiseman, ed., Peoples of Old Testament Times (1973), pp. 229‑58). (from New Unger's Bible Dictionary) (originally published by Moody Press of Chicago, Illinois. Copyright (C) 1988.)

Not only that, but some of the early Church fathers may have followed this system of interpretation to a small degree. Is it any wonder, then, that we have occasional difficult and questionable Bible passages to deal with. With some passages, we then have to wonder whether what we are reading is “Yahweh breathed” or is some “lying divination” by a “false scribe,” (Ezekiel 13:6; Jeremiah 14:14; Zechariah 10:2?)

We are instructed in Scripture to verify everything with witnesses, so when we encounter a difficult passage, we need to consider the CONTEXT in which it is written. When we consider what we know today as so-called “Christianity,” learning that it is an admixture of Aristotelian logic, “Jewish” hermeneutics, Greek philosophy, Persian Magianism, Judaism, Platoism, Gnosticism, Eastern Mysticism, Spinozism, Maimonides-ism and Kabbalism, what should we make of all this? Do you now comprehend why we must do as our Messiah taught, and start all over from the beginning? The Scriptures truly describe our “righteousness as filthy rags.” (Isaiah 64:6)

                One Seedline an Antichrist Doctrine

This is a very serious charge, yet it is true, as you will shortly see. Maybe it would be well if the term “one seedline” were defined. It might be called “non-seedline” or “anti-seedline” depending to what extreme it might be taken. If it is taken to the extreme of reducing the “two seeds” of Genesis 3:15 to be the “flesh” and “spirit,” as Ted R. Weiland did, then it would have to be defined as “anti-seedline.”

When this extreme position is taken, then even the “seed” of the Messiah is denied. Truthfully, this stance would have to be defined as “anti-seedline,” making their position not only “anti-seedline,” but also “antichrist.” We will now demonstrate why this is so.

When we first started researching Two Seedline, and realizing how serious were the ramifications; also observing those who rejected this teaching, it did not occur to us that such a teaching might be “antichrist.” by delving into the position of the “one seedliners,” the thought that it could be “antichrist” gradually dawned on us, along with the realization that the subject of the two “seeds” of Genesis 3:15 is even more serious than we formerly considered. Let us put it this way. There are certain basic, fundamental tenets to our “Christian” faith.

Those beliefs are as follows: We believe that Yahweh created all things, visible and invisible; that He BECAME FLESH and dwelt among us, and that He was of one substance being both man and Yahweh when He took on that flesh; that He suffered and died IN THE FLESH at the hands of unholy men; that He rose again IN THE FLESH (John 2:19-21), that He ascended into Heaven IN THE FLESH; that from thence He will return IN THE FLESH to judge both the living and the dead.

Every one of these tenets is essential and indispensable to the Christian faith. Consequently, anyone denying these fleshly manifestations of Yahweh is “antichrist.”“And every spirit that confesseth not that Christ (Yahshua) is come in the flesh is not of Yahweh: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”

The denial of the TWO “seeds” mentioned in Genesis 3:q5 is just as wicked, for if there were no “seed” of the serpent to bruise the hell of Messiah (betrayal and Crucifixion), we would have no Redemption. If He was not bruised for our iniquities, we have nothing to look forward to except the grave.

It is blasphemous to even infer He was not bruised, and yet that is what the one seedliners, i.e., anti-seedliners, insist on doing. It is every bit as blasphemous to say that the Word was not made flesh as it is to imply that He was not bruised, yet the anti-seedliners position boils down to just that. To spurn “Two Seedline” is to reject Isaiah 53:5: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

To deny “Two Seedline” is to reject the “bruising” of our Redeemer, for it was the “seed” of the serpent that was to bruise Him. Judas Iscariot was of that “seedline.” If there was no “seed of the serpent” to bruise Him, we have no Redemption. In short, it’s an antichrist religion. And they should be ashamed. Again: If there’s no “seed” of the serpent, there was no bruising.

If there was no bruising, there’s no Redemption. Therefore, we will repeat again, the one seedliners and anti-seedliners (or whatever you wish to call them) are teaching an “antichrist” (anti-Messiah) doctrine by denying “Two Seedline.”

There are those who advocate that we Two Seedliners declare a truce with the one seedliners. I.e., anti-seedliners, for the good of the Identity Message. To that we reply: SHOULD WE ALSO MAKE A TRUE WITH THOSE WHO DECLARE YAHWEH DID NOT COME IN THE FLESH? DO WE MAKE A TRUCE WITH THE JEWS, WHO MURDERED YEASHUA OUR SAVIOR, REDEEMER, AND KING? Well we don’t know about you, but we will never declare a truce with them and if the Identity Message falls on the Two Seedline teaching then it needs to fall.

               Three Doctrines Stand or Fall Together

While there are several doctrines taught in Genesis 3:15, three of these stand or fall together. These three fundamental doctrines are the Incarnation, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection of our Messiah. They are mutually interdependent. Each one is equal in importance and cannot be separated form the other two.

Since both the “bruising” (betrayal and crucifixion) and the “birth”of Yeashua (Yahweh coming in the flesh) are prophesied in Genesis 3:15, they stand or fall together. Therefore, we repeat, these three tenets in Genesis 3:15 stand or fall together. Without the incarnation there could be no “bruising;” without the “bruising” there could be no significance to the crucifixion or the Resurrection.

Remove one element and we have nothing, zip, zero. Therefore, Genesis 3:15 incorporates the Incarnation, Death and Resurrection all in one verse. Why else would Yahweh be so careful about preserving Cain and his posterity (Genesis 4:15, 23-24) if it wasn’t to prevent the Serpent’s seed from being exterminated before the fulfillment of Genesis 3:15? In order for Yahweh to keep His promise, the SERPENT’S SEEDLINE had to be preserved as well as THE WOMAN’S.

Genesis 3:15 is also somewhat unique inasmuch as it speaks both generally and specifically. It speaks generally of a “hate” WAR between two genetic groups of people; it speaks specifically of an individual “bruiser” (betrayer) from the one group and an individual Redeemer from the other. Among other things, Genesis 3:15 predicts the outcome of this seemingly unending war.

While there are many conflicts in this war between the two “seeds,” there are two specific significant events; the “bruising of the heel” and the “bruising of the head.” The blow to the heel of our sinless Messiah was only temporary as He rose again. The blow to the head of the serpent and his seed will be fatal and final to all belonging to that genetic line, and those who are helping them in their efforts to destroy the White Race.

Resurrection is implied in Genesis 3:15 because the blow to the “heel” was not fatal to the Messiah. Again, we repeat, the incarnation, crucifixion and the Resurrection cannot be taught separately. We either have ALL THREE or we have NONE. To teach just one or two of these three elements alone is nonsense and heresy. This is, in essence, what the one seedliners, i.e., anti-seedliners, are doing. What it all boils down to is: If one cannot understand the full implications of Genesis 3:15, one cannot comprehend the rest of the Bible.

It is obvious, then, that the one seedliners with some of their irrational statements on that verse, do not fathom the implications of that crucial and pivotal passage. With the prophecy that the serpent’s seed (power) would be totally crushed, no wonder they are sensitive to the word “genocide” and create so-called “hate” laws. No wonder they cry “never again.”

It would seem that deep within their satanic spirit they are already aware of their final fate. (See the following verses, for they all speak of the total destruction of the Jews: Deuteronomy 28:1-14; 32:39-43; Judges 5:31; Job 11:20; 18:5‑21; 21:17-21; 21:30; 31:4; Psalm 1:1-6; 9:5-6; 9:16-17; 11:5-6; 31:17-18; 34:21; 37:8-22; 37:34-38; 50:16-21; 58:10; 68:1-2; 74:22-23; 75:10; 92:7-11; 101:7-8; 104:35; 106:18; 112:10; 139:19-22; 145:20; Proverbs 1:22‑32; 2:22; 5:22-23; 10:30; 11:5-7; 13:9; 21:7; 24:20; 2 Esdras 13:9-11; Barnabas 12:9; Ecclesiastes 8:10; Isaiah 1:24; 11:4; 14:1-30; 34:5-8; 65:12-15; 34:4-10; Jeremiah 6:26-30; 8:10-13; 49:7-18; Ezekiel 5:11-17; 25:1-14; 35:1-15; 36:1-5; Obadiah 1:1-21; Zephaniah 1:3-6; 14:21; Malachi 1:3; 4:1; 5:9; Matthew 3:12; 12:39; 13:24-30; 13:36-42; 13:47-50; 17:17; 21:41; 21:41; 22:44; 23:15; Mark 4:11‑12; 12:36; Luke 19:14; 19:27; 9:41; John 5:28-29; 15:6; 19:13-15; 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9; 2:9-12; Jude 1:1-12)

                          Definition of Antichrist

You can search in almost any Bible commentary and dictionary and the definition for the term “antichrist” is pretty much universally given as one who denies Yahweh came in the flesh. If this is a proper definition, then it follows that according to the “anti-seedliner’s” position., He also was not “bruised by the seed of the serpent” (betrayal and crucifixion), nor did He rise from the dead after three days.

This denial of a literal “seed” of the serpent, propounded by the one seedliners, forces the same conclusion as that defined as ANTICHRIST, putting them in the same category (that they claim being; there never existed a literal “seed of the serpent” the one seedliners also become guilty of claiming that Yahweh did not come in the flesh. While some commentaries point to the Gnostics of that day as being the “antichrists,” other commentaries point to the “Jews.” Actually, there were “Jewish” Gnostic groups, so both are probably true.

Over the last approximately 2000 years the “Jews” have pretty much fulfilled this definition as being “antichrist.” If, then, the one seedliners want to take the same position as the “Jews,” let them be “marked” for what they really are. Since John Wilson and Edward Hine first brought us the Israel Identity Message, we must pass through a refining process to clear away some false presuppositions; claiming today’s “Jews” as a part of True Israel being one of them.

With the teachings of men like Bill Gale, Bertrand L. Comparet, Wesley A. Swift and San Jacinto Capt, the “Jews” instead have been more properly identified as Israel’s formidable and time immemorial enemy. We admit that before knowing anything about the Israel Identity Message and the Two Seedlines of Genesis 3:15, we too, were ignorantly holding this same “antichrist” view herein described as “one seedline,” and didn’t know any better, as that’s all they ever taught in the Judeo-Christian churches that we attended until that time.

We should point out here that we owe a debt of deep gratitude to British Israel. While doing so, though, there are some areas in which we cannot agree:

(1) We cannot take the position that the great German people are Assyrians as they are truly of the Tribe of Judah;

(2) We cannot agree with British Israel that the Cainites “Jews” are under the Covenant of our fathers;

(3) As British Israel is ignorant of Two Seedline, we cannot agree with that either; and, (This is added by me, just so it is clear)

(4) That England is Ephraim, and the United States as Manasseh, as we believe that the United States is Ephraim, and England is Manasseh.

The one thing that we learned when getting into this Israel Identity Message is that it was necessary for us to unlearn many things that we thought we knew, and start all over from scratch. This is what a lot of people getting into this Message refuse to do. Paul, after his conversion, had to go to the desert for three years to be reeducated. (Galatians 1:17-18)

Three years would have been a reasonable amount of time for him to have reviewed all the Scriptures of the Old Testament (available to him at the time) in a new light. Why should we be any different than Paul? The problem is this Identity Movement is there are a lot of people who haven’t been to the desert yet (Identity Pastors not excepted)

Let us read some commentary to help grasp the implications concerning what is considered “antichrist.” There are a lot of opinions along this line, but we will concentrate on the definition of denying that Yahweh came in the flesh to dwell among us, and read the other three passages on this as found in 1st John:

“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” (1 John 2:18)

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Yeashua is the Christ? He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the son.” (1 John 2:22)

“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Yeashua the Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” (2 John 1:7)

The “Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible,” volume 1, page 179, says the following on the subject of Antichrist, under “references in Scripture”:

“...First John 2:22 defines antichrist as one who ‘denies that Jesus is the Christ.’ Such a one also ‘denies the Father and the Son.’ According to John’s definition, an antichrist is anyone who denies that Jesus is God and Christ. In 1 John 4:3, reference is made to ‘the spirit of antichrist’ which again is described as coming in the future and also ‘not it is in the world already.’ In this passage, also, an antichrist is defined as one who is a denier of the deity of Jesus Christ.

“In 2 John 7, a more specific reference is made to contemporary rejection of Christ by those who deny the reality of the Incarnation: ‘For many deceivers have gone out into the world, men who will not acknowledge the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh; such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.’ John is anticipating docetism, the view that Christ merely appeared to be in the flesh and was not actually Incarnate. From these four passages it is clear that antichrist, according to John’s definition, is a theological concept primarily and relates to rejection of Christ OR HERETICAL VIEWS CONCERNING HIS PERSON.”

“The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, volume A-D, page 142 says this concerning “antichrist”: “...Polycarp, however, is in agreement with the Johannie letters that the Antichrist is the SPIRIT of HERESY, that everyone who denies the actual incarnation, is in fact, an antichrist, and that he who denies the RESURRECTION and JUDGMENT is the first-born of Satan.” (Polyc. Philippians 7:1)

From “The Dictionary of the New Testament,” by Hastings, “The Apostolic Church,” volume 3, under the topic “Antichrist” we find some interesting information. While Hastings uses the words “Jewish” for Israelite and Judaism for the beliefs of the Israelites, he has some interesting statements to contribute to our enlightenment on this subject. Interestingly, Hastings connects the subject of “antichrist” with the Temptation in Genesis 3.

Thus, there seems to be a close affinity of Two Seedline doctrine with the subject of “antichrist.” Reading excerpts now from 67-68:

“...Although the word ‘Antichrist’ does not occur till we come to the Johannie Epistles, we have many evidences in the pre-Christian Jewish (should be Israelite) literature, canonical and extra-canonical, that there was a widely spread idea of a supreme adversary who should rise up against god, His Kingdom and people, or His Messiah. The strands that went to the composition of the idea were various and strangely interwoven, and much obscurity still hangs over the subject...Traces of this dragon-myth appear here and there in the Old Testament, e.g., in the story of the Temptation in Genesis 3, where, as in Revelation 12:9; 20:2, the serpent = the dragon; and in the later apocalyptic literature a dragon represents the hostile powers that rise up in opposition to God and His Kingdom (Pss. Sol. 2:29) But it was a characteristic of the forward look of Prophetism and Messianism (prophets and Messiah) that the idea of a conflict between God (Yahweh) and the dragon was transferred form cosmogony to eschatology and represented as a culminating episode of the last days. (Isaiah 27:1; Daniel 7)...Side by side with the dragon-myth must be set the Beliar (Belial) conception, a contribution to Jewish (should be Israelite) thought from the side of Persian dualism, with its idea of an adversary in whom is embodied not merely, as in the Babylonian Creation-story, the natural forces of chaos and darkness, but all the hostile powers of moral evil...

“And in the interval between the Old Testament and New Testament Beliar is frequently used as a synonym for Satan, and Devil or arch-demon. (e.g., Jubilees, 15; cf. 2 Corinthians 6:15) The Beliar idea was a much later influence than the dragon-myth, for Babylonian religion offers no real parallel to a belief in the Devil, and Cheyne’s suggested derivation of the name from Belili, the goddess of the underworld...has little to recommend it. But a subsequent fusion of Beliar with the dragon was very natural, and we have a striking illustration of it when in Wisdom 2:24 and elsewhere the serpent of the Temptation is identified with the Devil. Cf. Revelation 12:9; 20:2, where ‘the dragon, the old serpent,’ is explained to be ‘the Devil and Satan’...But, so far as the New Testament is concerned, the earlier Antichrist tradition is taken over with important changes, due to the differences between Judaism (correct this time) and Christianity, and especially to the differences in their conception of the Messiah Himself.

“At the same time it must be noted that nothing like a single consistent presentation of the Antichrist idea is given by the New Testament as a whole. Elements of the conception appear in the Gospels, the Pauline Epistles, the Apocalypse, the Johannie Epistles, but in each group of writings it is treated differently and with more or less divergence from the earlier Jewish (Israelite) forms...In the Synopic Gospels it is everywhere apparent that Jesus recognized the existence of the kingdom of evil under the control of a supreme personality, variously called the Devil (Matthew 4:1; 13:29, etc.) Satan (Matthew 4:10; 12:26; Luke 10:18 etc.), or Beelzebub (Matthew 12:24), who sought to interfere with His own Messianic mission (Matthew 4:1-11; 16:23), and whose works He had come to destroy (Hebrews 2:14)...”

With this quotation on the subject of “antichrist” we should be beginning to get a conception of what this whole thing is all about. In order to delve into this matter a little further, let’s consider the term “Belial.” For this we will quote again from the same volume in Hastings, page 140:

“BELIAL...Taking the meaning ‘worthlessness,’ we note that the ordinary use of ‘Belial’ in the Old Testament suites it very well; ‘sons of Belial’ of ‘men of Belial’ means ‘worthless or wicked men,’ according to the common Hebrew idiom which substitutes a genitive for an adjective.

“The word is, however, twice used in the Old Testament as a quasi-proper name. In Psalm 18:4 we read of ‘the cords of death,’‘the floods of Belial,’‘the cords of Sheol,’‘the snares of death’; here Belial = the underworld. Again, in Nahum 1:15 we rad that Belial shall no more pass through Judah; he is utterly cut off. In this passage Belial almost exactly corresponds to the ‘man of lawlessness, the man of perdition’ of Pau (2 Thessalonians 2:3) In the Sibyline Oracles...where the reference to the ‘Augustans’...shows the passage to be a later interpolation, probably of 1st cent. A.D...Belial is antichrist...There are many forms of this name, chiefly due to the phonetic interchange of the liquids: Belial, Beliar, Beliam, Belian, Beliab, Belias, Berial.”

No we must explain why Nahum 1:15 is speaking of Belial, because that word is not used in the KJV. The verse in the King James reads:

“Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off.”

Therefore, by turning to Strong’s Concordance, we can see where Belial comes into play: Strong’s Concordance #1100: beliya` al (bel‑e‑yah'‑al); from OT:1097 and OT:3276; without profit, worthlessness; by extension, destruction, wickedness (often in connection with OT:376, OT:802, OT:1121, etc.): KJV ‑ Belial, evil, naughty, ungodly (men), wicked. (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek‑Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

For another definition of “Belial” we will use “The Revell Bible Dictionary,” page 143: “Belial...As a proper noun, a name for Satan. In common use, a Hebrew word for ‘worthless.’ The phrase ‘sons of Belial’ appears several times in the Old Testament. (Deuteronomy 13:13; 1 Samuel 2:12; 2 Chronicles 13:7) Modern versions usually simply translate this ‘worthless persons,’ since belia’al means ‘worthless’ or ‘lawless.’

However, the proper name is retained in2 Chronicles 6:15 where Paul asks rhetorically, ‘What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?’ In Jewish (Israelite) literature from the second century on Belial (or Beliar) was a name for Satan. In the 2 Corinthians passage Paul urges Christians not to compromise with the ways, the practices, or THE PEOPLE OF SATAN.”

Even the Talmud makes reference to Satan’s children: Talmud:

“...CERTAIN SONS OF BELIAL have gone forth from the midst of thee." (Mas. Berachoth 31b)

Talmud:

“...But it is written, sons of Belial?” (Mas. Shabbath 55b)

Talmud:

“Mishna. The inhabitants of a seduced city have no portion in the world to come, as it is written, CERTAIN MEN, THE CHILDREN OF BELIAL, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city.” (Mas. Sanhedrin 111b)

Talmud:

“THE CHILDREN OF BELIAL DENOTES CHILDREN WHO HAVE THROWN OFF THE YOKE OF HEAVEN FROM THEIR NECKS.” (Mas. Sanhedrin 111b)

Talmud:

“Certain base fellows are gone out.” Note 17: Deuteronomy XIII, 14. The lesson is based on the occurrence of the word ‘base’ (Heb. Belial) in both contexts.” (Mas. Baba Bathra 10a)

Then we have the testimony of the Jews that they know that there is no chance of them ever being able to enter into the Kingdom of God: Talmud: MISHNA. The inhabitants of a seduced city have no portion in the world to come, as it is written, CERTAIN MEN, THE CHILDREN OF BELIAL, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city.18 Footnote, “(18) Deuteronomy XIII, 14. THE DEDUCTION IS FROM, ARE GONE OUT FROM AMONG YOU, IMPLYING THAT THEY HAVE LOST THEIR SHARE IN THE FUTURE WORLD (Rashi and the Yad Ramah). BERTINORO DEDUCES IT FROM THE WORD BELIAL kghkc, WHICH HE READS kgh hkc ‘WITHOUT ASCENDING’, i.e., WHO WILL NEVER ASCEND FROM THE GRAVE TO THE FUTURE WORLD.” (Mas. Sanhedrin 111b)

Again, in “The Revell Bible Dictionary” there is a good definition for the word “antichrist” on page 73: “antichrist An opponent of Christ, or a substitute Christ. The name, coined by John found only in his letters, is rooted in ancient Biblical prophecies concerning an evil person who will appear at history’s end to rally mankind against god.

“John also speaks of ‘many antichrists,’ and of a spirit of antichrist which is active even before the end times. (1John 2;18; 4:3) These antichristian false teachers can be recognized by their denial of Jesus as god in the flesh. Such persons are ‘deceivers’ who may masquerade as Christians, but whose true character is revealed by their refusal to affirm the full deity of Jesus Christ.”

We would point out here that to refuse to rightly identify the two “seeds” of Genesis 3:15 is to deny the deity of the Messiah. In order to rightly identify our Redeemer, it is necessary to profess Him not only as Yahweh in the flesh, but also to identify Him as the One who was “bruised” by the serpent’s seed of Genesis 3:15 for our iniquities.

 If He was not bruised as such, He is not Yahweh in the flesh. Further, we must recognize His Resurrection. If He was not bruised (dying in our place). He could not be resurrected. If He did die in our place and resurrect to life again, He is not Yahweh in the flesh. The one seedliners deny His bruising.

If He suffered and died a LITERAL physical death, then the serpent is also a LITERAL physical seedline. By teaching against Two Seedline, the one seedliners, i.e., anti-seedliners, have made themselves ANTICHRISTS. And that by their own choice.

The fact that our Israel people are in a WAR with the seedline of Satan should again be emphasized. This WAR started in Genesis 3:15, in the Garden of Eden, and has continued now for over 7000 years. This AR is between two “hate groups”; a good hate group and a bad “hate” group.

Some may reply that all “hate” is unchristian, and THAT SIMPLY IS NOT TRUE. On the one side are the literal “children of Satan”; on the other side are the true “Children of Yahweh.” Among the fleshly “children of Yahweh is the Messiah Himself. Therefore, our Redeemer is a member of the good “hate group.”

Once more, He is not ashamed to be counted as a member. (Hebrews 2:11) Hate is on bad when it is focused in the wrong direction. However, if our hate would be properly manifested, it will not affect the innocent. Should we direct our hate where it is needed, some of our problems with our common enemy could be solved.

The one seedliners (anti-seedliners) vent their hatred toward the flesh; the Two Seedliners vent their hatred toward the literal, walking, talking, breathing genetic children of Satan. If our “flesh” is the problem, we had better get our “flesh” out of today’s satanic banking system.

Maybe one should cut off his “fleshly” fingers to avoid paying the IRS any illegal income tax, which in turn supports the murderous abortion of White Children making one an accessory after the fact. According to the anti-seedliners (who teach the flesh is the problem),we should look at those fingers and “hate” them rather than identify the real enemy. Mother of all absurdities.

While speaking of absurdities, we must relate another situation that happened while researching the subject of Two Seedline. About five years ago while writing several small articles on this subject having become aware that there were several distracting critics speaking in opposition to it.

Because of the seriousness of the matter, we put these several small papers together entitling them “Research Papers Proving Two Seedline Seduction of Eve.” Later, Ted R. Weiland obtained a copy of these writings and attempted to make a fool of me. I will now relate one of those instances, and you can evaluate the situation for yourself and determine who is really imprudently ill-advised on this topic.

On page 4 of my “Research Papers Proving Two Seedline Seduction of Eve,” I said the following in part:

“It is absurd, then, to say the woman doesn’t have any seed. The woman, then, contributes just as much genetic makeup tot he offspring as the man. The question at this point is: If the serpent has seed, or “children”; who fathered and mothered them? For this, it is critical that we go first to Genesis 3:13 which say: ‘And Yahweh said unto the , What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, There serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.’ You will notice that Eve told Yahweh, ‘The serpent BEGUILED ME.’ Let’s see what this word ‘BEGUILED’ means in the Strong’s Concordance in Hebrew. It is #5377; ‘nâshâ, naw-shaw’; a primitive root; to lead astray, i.e., (mentally) to delude, or (MORALLY) TO SEDUCE: beguile, deceive, x greatly, x utterly.’

“Her the word beguile can mean seduce, which in turns means, to induce (a women) to surrender her chastity...entice to unlawful sexual intercourse. It can also mean to be mentally seduced, (and I claim one is mentally seduced before the physical act). We have to be wise enough to know the difference. Now that we have covered the word beguiled, let’s not take up the word eat. EAT in the Strong’s Concordance is #398, and means: ‘’akal, ‘aw-kal; a primitive root, to eat (literally or figuratively): -x at all, burn up, consume, devour (er, up), dine, eat (-er, up), feed (with) food, x freely, x in...wise (-deed, plenty), (LAY) meat, x quite’ [x = Hebrew idiom]. In this particular verse eat could mean what it says, but it is better rendered lay. Now that we have consulted with the Strong’s Concordance as to the meanings of these two words, let’s try to determine what Eve really said: ‘THE SERPENT SEDUCED ME, AND I DID LAY.’ At this point you might say that we are stretching the Hebrew meaning of the word eat.”

At this point let me interject the following into this discussion: Strong’s Concordance #2233 zera` (zeh'‑rah); from OT:2232; SEED; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing‑time, posterity: KJV ‑ X carnally, CHILD, fruitful, SEED (‑time), sowing time. #2232 zara` (zaw‑rah'); a primitive root; to sow; figuratively, to disseminate, plant, fructify: KJV ‑ bear, conceive seed, set with sow (‑er), yield. (Biblesoft's New Exhaustive Strong's Numbers and Concordance with Expanded Greek‑Hebrew Dictionary. Copyright (c) 1994, Biblesoft and International Bible Translators, Inc.)

The part that Weiland quoted from my work was that part I had taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible on the Hebrew word #398, akal, plus the sentence before it and the last two sentences after it. Then Weiland commented as follows on pages 24-25:

“The seedliners indeed stretch the Hebrew meaning of the word ‘eat.’ Any linguist would maintain that the Hebrew word ‘akal’ translated ‘eat’ has been distorted to say something it does not mean. The word ‘lay’ is not part of Strong’s definition for the Hebrew word ‘akal.’ The definition is only that word, or group of words, that precede the colon.

“In the preface to his Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary, Mr. Strong explained that what follows the colon are renderings by the translators of the King James Bible: ‘6. Finally (after the punctuation-mark:-) are given all the different renderings of the word in the Authorized English Version, arranged in the alphabetical order of the leading terms...’

“Mr. Strong also explains his use of parentheses around the word ‘Lay:’‘() (parentheses)...denotes a word or syllable sometimes given in connection with the principal word to which it is annexed.’ This is demonstrated in the following passage from Hosea: ‘I (Yahweh) drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them (the house of Israel) as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them. (Hosea 11:4)’

“In other words, the word ‘lay’ as used by James Strong is not in any sense a definition or replacement for the word ‘eat’ and cannot be used in the fashion dictated by the previous seedliner.’

“Concerning the word ‘beguilded’ in Genesis 3:13, one seedliner (Nord Davis) speculated: ‘When Eve was cross-examined (by Yahweh), she is quoted as admitting: ‘Nachash beguiled (Strong’s word #5377, nasha, sexually seduced) me and I did eat, Genesis 3:13.’ For this seedline author (Nord David) to insert the word ‘sexually’ into Strong’s definition borders on dishonesty. Strong’s Concordance does not say ‘sexually’ seduced.”

Weiland should have mentioned Proverbs 30:20: “Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.” Which proves that the word “eat” means sexual actions. For what other thing could be inferred in speaking of an adulterous woman; for that is what she does have sex with someone else, that is why they call her an adulterous woman.

Since Nord Davis is dead and cannot defend himself, I am compelled to give an answer for him; Nord might instruct Mr. Weiland to check out the “Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament,” for it does say “sexual pleasures” for the Hebrew word #398, akal.

There are four meanings for the word akal, and number three says this, page 43: “(3) to enjoy anything, as good fortune, Job 21:25; the fruit of good or evil actions, SEXUAL PLEASURES.” (Proverbs 30:20 (cõmp. 9:17...5:20) This meaning can also be verified from “Wilson’s Old Testament Word Studies” under the topic “eat,” page 141.

Also, George M. Lamsa, in his “Idioms In The Bible,” points this out concerning Proverbs 9:17 as “stolen love” and “making love to another woman in secret appears pleasant.”

This is the same word that Eve used when she said, Genesis 3:13: “...The serpent beguiled me, and I did akal.” Now, who really is the one “bordering on dishonesty?” such spurious nit-piking arguments about “punctuation marks,”“colons” and “parentheses” have little or no bearing in this case. Remember, the statement made about “any linguists” above?”“Any linguist would maintain that the Hebrew word ‘akal’ translated ‘eat’ has been distorted to say something it does not mean.” Well, in Gesenius a qualified “linguist” or no? From this we can conclude one of two things: either Weiland doesn’t have a Gesenius’ Lexicon of he has refused to use it.

Actually, Weiland’s explanation of the components of Strong’s definition is correct. His real fault lies in his disdain for idioms. Just like he dismisses the entire Talmud, which contain many of the tenets of Israel Identity, he wants to dismiss all valid idioms in Hebrew.

Weiland should also check Strong’s at the front of the”Hebrew And Chaldee Dictionary” under “Signs Employed” concerning idioms, especially under “X.” In as much as Weiland frowns on idioms (like in Genesis 49:9 17, 21, 22, 27), by his own standards, we should start searching for the “lost tribes” at the Bronx Zoo.

Not only is Mr. Ted R. Weiland taking these things totally out-of-context, but he makes some of the most blasphemous statements against the Almighty I have ever witnessed in his book “Eve, Did She Or Didn’t She?” on pages 4 and 5.

Here are some excerpts of his remarks attempting to put his own outlandish contrived words into the Two Seedliner’s mouths: “Yahweh, Himself, is a sexual deviant”...“Yahweh had sexual relations with women and fathered children”...“Yahweh is a liar”...“The Bible is untrustworthy”...“Adam was a sodomite...”... “Both Adam and Eve were abominations in the eyes of Yahweh”...“Adam and Eve were permitted by Yahweh to have sexual relations with several partners...or people of other races”...“Yahweh was the originator of and even promoted spouse swapping for both heterosexual and homosexual purposes”...“Yahshua carried the genes of someone of another race”...“All Israelites are the seed of Satan”...“Satan could have and possibly did nave sex with some of the Corinthian Christians, both men and women alike”...“Yahshua the Christ had and has sexual relations with His followers.”

Now Weiland makes the claim that we Two Seedliners imply these things just quoted. For the life-of-me, I have never read or heard any of the Two Seedliners make any such suggestions. Therefore, those statements belong to Weiland and Weiland alone, and he must bear the responsibility for them. They are his invention and he owns them by copyright, Library of Congress, #00-090494. Weiland, by making these remarks, implies that I personally am making such assertions, for he quotes me several times in that book (and mostly out-of-context).

Weiland not only quoted me, but also many other prominent Two Seedliners. He tries to make it appear he is not pointing his finger and naming names. He does that by placing a number at the end of each quotation and then lists them at the back of his book. Let’s take a look at some of the people, other than myself, who he accuses of such blasphemy on pages 105-115: Dan Gayman, Gladys M. Demaree, Bertrand L. Comparet, Jarah B. Crawford, Nord W. Davis, B.J. Dryburgh, Dewy Tucker, James E. Wise, Scott Stinson, Norman Moody Rogers and Arnold Murry. How dare Weiland try to put blasphemous words like those into our mouths. Not only that, but some of these people are dead and cannot defend themselves, and if they said such blasphemous things, why doesn’t Weiland quote book, chapter and verse? He doesn’t because he can’t.

                  In His Blindness, Weiland Stumbles

                  Across Some Valuable Information

                           Favoring Two Seedline

Despite Weiland’s dogged, determined pursuit to destroy the Two Seedline Truth, he accidentally happens on some valuable evidence which helps substantiates Eve’s sexual encounter with Satan, thought he ridicules it as being “Babylonian-influenced.”

But, before I use this secondhand quote from Weiland’s “Eve, Did She Or Didn’t She?” concerning that informative data, you will need some background regarding it. According to Weiland’s source notes, it was written by Scott Stinson in an article entitled “The Serpent and Eve.”

In that article, Stinson speaks of the contents of various Targum. For a very brief explanation of what a Targum is, I will quote from the “New Concise Bible Dictionary,” Editor Derek Williams, pages 541-542:

“TARGUM: An Aramaic translation or paraphrase of some part of the Old Testament. Targums exist for all Old Testament books except Ezra, Nehemiah and Daniel. They came into being as the synagogue evolved after the Exile, when Aramaic began to replace Hebrew as the Jews’ language. It therefore became customary for a reading of the Hebrew Scriptures in the synagogue service to be followed by an oral rendering into Aramaic. As time passed, these renderings became more fixed and traditional, and were committed to writings probably form the 2nd cent. B.C.

“Even the most literal Targums brought place-names up to date, smoothed over textual difficulties and clarified obscure passages. Some of the paraphrase Targums expand the text considerably, substantially altering the text and inserting additional material (‘midrash’). Their value today is that they offer major evidence for the vernacular speech of ancient Palestine, and hence for the study of New Testament language and background. They also offer an important witness to the Old Testament text.”

Among these targumim are the “Targum of Onkelos” and the “Pseudo-Jonathan Targum,” among others. Weiland is definitely of the opinion that those targumim were and are “Babylonian-influenced.” I would rather believe they were not, for it wasn’t until after they came back from the Babylonian exile that the targumim came into being.

They were borne out of necessity; not some Babylonian religious system. As the books of Daniel, Ezra and Nehemiah were not entirely written in Hebrew, there wasn’t a need for Aramaic Targums for them. When the exiles returned speaking Aramaic, it then became necessary to have a translation from the Hebrew into Aramaic.

With the Scriptures being read publicly, both in their former Hebrew and in the Aramaic, any variation in the text would have been censured and reprimanded, for they had very stringent rules on how this was done. Scott Stinson points out that the Targums and the Hebrew, as we know it today, do not agree on the Temptation story.

Now, quoting Scott Stinson indirectly from Weiland’s book, page 96:

“This (seedline) interpretation is confirmed on the Hebrew Bible written in Aramaic and commonly known as Targums. These commentaries were written after the (House of Judah’s) return from Babylon...One text gives this interpretation of Genesis 4:1: ‘And Adam knew his wife Eve, who was pregnant by the Angel Sammael, and she conceived and bare Cain; and he was like the heavenly beings, and not like earthly beings, and she said, I have acquired a man, the Angel of the Lord.’ (Targum of Jonathan to Genesis 4:1)

“Another ancient commentary gives a similar interpretation of the same passage; ‘And Adam knew his wife Eve, who had desired the Angel; and she conceived, and bare Cain and she said, I have acquired a man, the angel of the Lord...’ (Palestinian Targum to Genesis 4:1) In another Rabbinic work we find a similar interpretation...: ‘And she saw that his likeness was not of earthly beings, but of the heavenly beings, and she prophesied and said: I have gotten a man from the Lord.’ (Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer, 21)

“One Rabbinic source states: ‘Eve bore Cain from the filth of the serpent, and therefore form him were descended all the wicked generations, and from his side is the abode of spirits and demons.’ (Ahare Moth 76b) A similar explanation for the evil deeds of Cain’s lineage is found elsewhere. We read: ‘For two beings had intercourse with Eve, and she conceived form both and bore two children. Each followed one of the male parents, to this side and one to the other, and similarly their characters. On the side of Cain are all the haunts of the evil species, from which come evil spirits and demons.’” (Bereshith 36b)

The real “Babylonian-influenced words” to which Ted R. Weiland refers is rather the Cabalistic numerology system by which the priesthood of that day till this attach an occult secret meaning to every letter, word, phrase and sentence of the Old Testament. Reading Targums in public is hardly “secret.” Evidently, Weiland is unaware that the Aramaic Targums affected greatly the Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament, which is also considered a Targum.

Obviously, Weiland is also oblivious to the fact that most of the Old Testament quotations found in the New Testament are taken mostly from the Septuagint. By Weiland’s own premise, we are going to have to throw out all of these Old Testament quotations in our New Testament because they are from Aramaic Targums which are supposedly “Babylonian-influenced” Not only that, but when our Savior Himself quoted from the Old Testament, as recorded n Luke 4:17-21, He may have read from a Targum.

If He had read directly from the Hebrew, the people would have demanded an interpreter. What Ted R. Weiland, along with several other one seedliners, attempt to do is condemn everything written in the Talmud, the Cabala, the Zohar, the Targums and other “Jewish” literature as being 100% false, and that we must take a 1800 stand in opposition to NY SUCH INFORMATION.

If we were to take such a position, we would have to condemn as well most of the tenets of the Christian Israel Message, for hundreds of references in the Talmud are parallel to Identity beliefs. Therefore, I believe Scott Stinson presented some credible, relevant evidence concerning Genesis 4:1.

If his research evidence is correct, then, someone has altered the meaning of Genesis 4:1. I will develop and expand, and elaborate more about the subject of these Targums later. While the one seedliners (anti-seedliners) rant and rave about Two Seedline doctrine being “Babylonian-influenced,” there is a reference on page 8 of “The Wycliff Bible Commentary” concerning Genesis 3:14-15, for which they cannot make that claim:

“Cursed (_arû) 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 rather 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 had 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 __bå denotes the blood-feud that runs deepest in the heart of man. (cf. Numbers 35:19-20; Ezekiel 25:15-17; 35:5-6) It is the same in both clauses.

“When translated ‘crush,’ it seems appropriate to the reference concerning the head of the serpent, but not quite so accurate in describing the attack of the serpent on man’s heel. It is also rendered ‘lie in wait for, aim at or (LXX) watch for.’ The vulgate renders it ‘conteret, ‘bruise’ in the firs instance and ‘insidiaberis,’‘lie in wait,’ in the other clause. Thus, we have in this famous passage, called the ‘Protevangelium,’‘first gospel,’ the announcement of a prolonged struggle, perpetual antagonism, wounds on both sides, and eventual victory for the seed of woman. God’s promise that the head of the serpent was to be crushed pointed forward to the coming of Messiah and guaranteed victory. This assurance fell upon the ears of God’s earliest creatures as a blessed hope of redemption.”

This passage spells it all out expect naming the counterfeit Judahites (“Jews”) as the “serpent race” and Eve’s seed as the Anglo-axon descendants of the Israelites. Truly, the one seedline position is built on error, and therefore to maintain it, it becomes an endless necessary to build on top of it, with one error after another.

                  The Agenda of the Serpents Seed

According to some one seedliners (anti-seedliners), the only seed of Genesis 3:15 is exclusively, and only, “Jesus Christ.” For the rest of them who assign the seed of that verse to the so-called “seeds of the spirit and the seeds of the flesh,” they deny the Messiah Himself. Not only are there children (seed) of the serpent of this “First Gospel,” but his seed has an agenda.

On a prison list some are taking a college course in Business Administration, and have sent a copy of a page from one of his textbooks on that subject called “Your Future in Business Begins Now,” chapter 1, page 11. As you rad it you will begin to see just how serious this WAR of Two Seedlines is, which the one seedliners (anti-seedliners) challenge:

“The United States in undergoing a new demographic tradition: it is becoming a society composed of people form multiple cultures. Over the next decades, the United States will shift further away from a society dominated by whites and rooted in Western Culture toward a society characterized by three large racial and ethnic minorities: African Americans, U.S. Hispanics, and Asian Americans. All three minorities will grow in size and in share of the population, while the white majority declines as a percentage of the total. Native Americans and people with roots in Australia, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union, and other parts of the world will further enrich the fabric of the U.S. society.

“The labor force of the past was dominated by white men who are to retiring. They will be replaced by a multicutural labor force who are beginning their careers in entry-level jobs in 2000. The proportion of workers who are on-Hispanic whites will decrease from 77 percent in 1997 to 74 percent in 2005. A diverse is a healthy workforce. Diversify leads to new ideas, new ways of doing things, and greater income equality among ethnic groups.

“Multiculturalism exits only when all major ethnic groups in an area; such as a city, country, or census tract, are roughly equally represented. Because of the current demographic transition, the trend in the United States is toward greater multiculturalism, although the degree varies in different parts of the country.

“Four of New York City’s five boroughs are among the 10 most ethnically divers counties in the country. People of various ancestries have long been attracted to San Francisco county, and not surprisingly, it is the most diverse in the nation. The proportions of major ethnic groups are closer to being equal there than anywhere else. The least multicutural region is a broad swath stretching from northern New England through the Midwest and into Montana. These counties have fewer people other than whites. The counties with the very lowest level of diversity are found in the agricultural heartland; in Nebraska and Iowa.”

Does this agenda sound like a mere “flesh” problem as the anti-seedliners claim? How foolish an assumption. By denying Two Seedline doctrine, ad the one seedliners (anti-seedliners) do, they actually help promote that agenda of the seed (children) of the serpent.

Although the enemy is crying now for “equality,’ in the end, he will demand total annihilation of the Whites. Once he has brought about admixture to the whites, in essence, he has, in effect annihilated them. Therefore, there is only one solution to the problem, and that is the total separation of the Whites from the other races.

And unless that is brought about in the near future, we do not have a destiny. Possibly with an understanding of Two Seedline doctrine, we might forestall, completely halt and reverse that forthcoming disaster to our race. If we ever come out of this dilemma, it will be no thanks to those who are fighting the Two Seedline message.

There are some who not only deny that this WAR exists, but deny who the primary players are supplying all of the funds, and those directing it. This WAR started in Genesis 3:15 and the opponents are the “seed” (children) of the serpent and the “seed” (children) of the woman. This is a WAR with no holds barred by either side.

This is NOT a WAR where one is to pray for the enemy or try to convert him to “Christianity!” Had many of the “Jews” not been “the seed of the serpent” it wouldn’t have been necessary for our Messiah to have spoken in parables. We are told unequivocally in Matthew 13:10-15 that He spoke in parables to them in order to prevent them from becoming converts.

Shortly after this parable, He likened the “Jews” to “tares” and labeled them “the children of the wicked one.” In Matthew 13:38 the terms “seed” and “children” are used interchangeably as it says “seed are...children.”

If one will check the word “children,” #5207, in the New Testament Word Study (on Greek) by Spiros Zodhiates, page 1404, one will find that it means “(A) A male offspring...(B) In a wider sense it means a descendant, pl. descendants, posterity...”

It might have been speaking figuratively had not the word “seed” been used interchangeably with “children.” In their quest to deny Two Seedline, the anti0-seedliners deny this Greek meaning. Further, the word “wicked” #4190, in that same verse, according to Zodhiates, page 1198, is used with the definite article “ho,” and means: “...THE EVIL ONE, SATAN...” By denying these Greek meanings, the anti-seedliners deny the very words of Messiah Himself.

Additionally, the word “wicked,” #4190, is used with the DEFINITE ARTICLE “ho” in Matthew 13:19; Ephesians 6:16; 1 John 1:13-14; 3:12; 5:18, and means “Satan” there also. Thus, in 1 John 3:12 where it says:

“Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one...”

Means exactly what it says, “Satan.” The book Synonyms of the New Testament, by Richard Trench confirms what Zodhiates says about the word “wicked” (Greek #4190) on page 330:

“Satan is emphatically ho poneros as the first author of all the mischief in the world.”

In his Greek-English New Testament Lexicon, George Ricker Berry, page 82 describes ho poneros as “...the wicked one, i.e., Satan...” W.E. vine in his An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words under “wicked” on Matthew 13:38 states:

“...and in the following (verse is cited), where Satan is mentioned as ‘the (or that) evil one’...” Another way to verify the “wicked” of Matthew 13:38 is speaking of Satan, is to go to Matthew 13:19 where the same Greek word #4190 is used saying: “...then cometh the wicked one...” Then compare the parallel passage in Luke 8:12 which says: “...then cometh the devil...” The conclusion then must be: the “seed” or “children” in Matthew 13:38 planted by the “wicked” one are the genetic offspring of Satan! This parenting of the tares is also spelled out in the Aramaic Targums. (If you listen to the anti-seedliners, they will argue the “wheat and tares” of Matthew 13 are just figurative or spiritual; the same position as the so-called”Jew-deo-unchristian” churches).

                            Aramaic Targums and

                     Their Context With Genesis 4:1

After years of research on the subject of Two Seedline doctrine, the Aramaic Targums seem to hold the missing ingredient to pull this passage into perspective. Ted R. Weiland, in his booklet “Eve, Did She Or Didn’t She?” had all this information in front of him, but he rejected it, claiming it was “Babylonian-influence.” (Page 96) this is one of the favorite ploys of the one seedliner (anti-seedliners) in their quest to reject one of the foundational truths of scripture.

Being there is evidence of the “Jewish” Masoretic scribes manipulated the Hebrew text by hermeneutics with their Babylonian-cabalistic-mystical-thought-system, we are left with the Aramaic Targums as an alternative witness. A very concise article about Targums from the “Collier’s Encyclopeædia,” 1980 edition, volume 4, page 127 under the topic “Bible.” Like many of the references this quotation is informative, but do not endorse it 100%:

“The Aramaic Targums. During the middle of the first millennium B.C., a Syrian language called Aramaic gradually became the dominant commercial and popular tongue throughout the Middle East. As the Jews adopted this language, they forgot their Hebrew and could understand less and less of the scriptures read to them in the synagogue. Eventually, a translator was needed to render the text into Aramaic as it was read out in Hebrew. The translator was known as a torgeman and his translation as a Targum.

“In time the Aramaic Targum became standardized, and finally it was written down. The earliest written Targum we have is a manuscript of the Book of Job discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran. It was written about the first century B.C., but most of the other surviving Targums were composed later, among the Aramaic-speaking Jews of Babylon. The Aramaic Targums generally paraphrase rather than translate literally. They bring in much explanatory material and homily (sermonizing) reflecting the thought of the time. Many Hebrew Bibles of today still carry the Aramaic Targum side by side with the Hebrew text.

“The Septuagint, or Greek Version: The Greek version of the Old Testament began as a Targum for Jews living in Greek-speaking areas of the Middle East. There were probably isolated Greek translations of the Hebrew scriptures in circulation before the third century B.C. According to tradition, dissatisfaction developed with the unofficial nature of these translations, and an official version was prepared by a committee of 70 or 72eminent scholars for the library of King Ptolemy Philadelphus (285-247 B.C.) In Alexandria. This translation came to be known as the ‘Version of the Seventy,’ in Latin, the Septuagint. More probably, the Septuagint represents a revised collation of the informal oral synagogue translations into the Greek.

“Jews at first welcomed the Septuagint, With the rise of Christianity, however, it became primarily associated with the Christian Church. The Jews repudiated it and prepared other Greek translations. MOST OF THE QUOTATIONS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT THAT APPEAR IN THE NEW TESTAMENT HAVE BEEN MADE FROM THE SEPTUAGINT...

               The Hebrew Text and Textual Criticism

“All original manuscripts of the Old Testament are at present lost. We possess only late copies in Hebrew or in various ancient versions. The Hebrew texts are the product of generations of scribes and are sometimes quite altered and corrupted. Since many errors have crept into the manuscripts, the task of Old Testament textual criticism is to recover, as nearly as possible, the words that were written in the earliest stage of literary preservation.

“Texts of the Sopherim (Scribes): For several centuries the text of the Old Testament books seems to have remained relatively fluid. The scribes of the earthly period (c. 500 B.C., to A.D. 100), known as the Early Sopherim, ALTERED THE TEXT IN MANY WAYS, THROUGH MISTAKES OF HEARING, READING OR WRITINGS.

“WORDS WERE MISSPELLED; DIVISION BETWEEN WORDS WERE WRONGLY MADE; WORDS, LINES, OR ENTIRE PASSAGES WERE OMITTED, REPEATED, OR TRANSPOSED; OBSCURE AND OFFENSIVE WORDS WERE ‘CORRECTED;’ EDITORIAL INTRODUCTIONS AND CONCLUSIONS WERE ADDED: DOUBLE READINGS WERE RECORDED; AND MARGINAL NOTES WERE LATER MISTAKEN FOR PARTS OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT AND INSERTED IN THE WRONG SPOTS. All these factors led to highly varied texts...”

From this, we can see that the Septuagint was considered a Targum. Today, many swear by the KJV Targum or the RSV Targum. “Targum” simply means a translation. Also, we gather that most of the Old Testament quotations found in the New Testament were taken from the Septuagint Targum.

By his own personally invented criteris, if Targums are “Babylonian-influenced,” as Ted R. Weiland claims, we are going to have to refute all these Old Testament quotations found in the New Testament of our Bibles. Many today make the claim that some of our Bibles are “God-breathed” and without error.

This is entirely true of the original manuscripts, but can hardly apply to later corrupted translations or copies. Can we claim that our translations (Targums) are fully “God-breathed?”

          Could Messiah Have Quoted From A Targum?

From the “Collier’s Encyclopedia” comment above, it might appear that Targums were not committed to writing until the “Jews” returned to Babylon, after the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus. Notice that Collier’s says: “surviving Targums.” We will not make a case that our Savior, when He quoted Isaiah 61:1 found in Luke 4:16-23 was in all likelihood reading from a Targum. This passage says:

“And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written.

“The Spirit of the Lord IS upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave IT again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.”

If one will consult various commentaries like “Jamieson, Fausset & Brown’s Commentary On The Whole Bible” or “Matthew Poole’s A Commentary On The Holy Bible” it will indicate that this passage is taken from the Septuagint. If you will read that passage again, you will notice that everyone in that synagogue without exception, understood every word the Redeemer was saying. So, whatever the language might have been, we are informed in Matthew 26:73 that there was a noticeable difference in accent between Jerusalem and Galilee.

George M. Lamsa’s Gospel Light, introduction, page 26:

“...The Old Testament translation known as the Septuagint, was made into Greek by Jews for Jews who understood neither Aramaic nor Hebrew. THIS GREEK TEXT OF THE SCRIPTURES WAS NOT USED IN PALESTINE WHERE IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN UNDERSTOOD AND WHERE THE ORIGINAL TEXTS ARE IN COMMON USE. It is worth mentioning that the Greek Septuagint was not accepted or used by Eastern Christians.

“This is so today. The Eastern Version of the Old Testament is the authorized text of Nestorians, Chaldean Roman Catholics, Jacobites and other Christian groups and in its antiquity and originally are strongly supported by all of them regardless of the theological differences. The Septuagint was rejected partly because it contained the books of the Apocrypha which were not included in the Jewish Canon. This question was debated at the Jewish Council of Jamnia in 90 A.D., and settled in favor of the Palestinian decision. It was only after St. Jerome made the Latin Vulgate in the fourth century A.D., that the Apocrypha was accepted as canonical by the Roman Catholic Church.”

We must take into account that Lamsa is biased somewhat toward the Aramaic, as that was the language of his native origin. It would appear the Almighty used the language barrier between the Aramaic and Greek to separate the Gospel message away from the on-Israelite “Jews” toward the “lost sheep of the House of Israel.”

The “Jews” continue to this very day to use Aramaic Targums, while Greek was used as a vehicle to spread the Gospel to the true Israelite peoples. But, that is no reason we should reject Aramaic Targums as a viable witness. Also, just because the “Jews’ rejected the books of the Apocrypha, is no reason we should reject them also. It is obvious, if we should take time to study them, why they would reject them. We could point out several passages, but that is not the topic before us.

                       Stringent Rules For Targums

“The Encyclopedia Britannica,” Ninth Edition (1894), volume 23, page 68:

“Former Use of the Targum in Public. The following rules had to be observed n reading of the Scriptures at the synagogal service: I. As regards the Law (Pentateuch).

(1) The private person called to the Law (which chiefly contains Halachic matter) read one verse of it, which the official methurgeman or torgeman (translator) immediately paraphrased;

(2) whilst the reader of the law was not allowed to take his eye off the written scroll, the methurgeman was forbidden, not merely to read out of a written Targum, but even to look into the sacred text:

(3) each of these had to wait till the other had quite finished the reading and translation respectively;

(4) one was not allowed to raise his voice in a louder key than the other;

(5) a certain number of passages, although allowed to be read, were not allowed to be translated; these were: (a) such as might reflect unfavorably on a father of a tribe, or on an eminent teacher... (b) such as might encourage the ignorant to think that there was some truth in idolatry; (c) such as might offend decency... (d) such as were fixed by the Lord Himself to be read in Hebrew only (as sacerdotal benediction, Numbers 6:24-26); (6) the translator was neither allowed to give a literal translation nor to add anything that had no foundation in the Divine word; he had to give the spirit of the letter.

“II. As regards the Prophets.

(1) The person called to read the Prophets (which chiefly contain agamic matter) might read three verses, of which the translator, who might be the reader himself, sought to render the meaning to the best of his ability;

(2) the translator was allowed both to read out of a Targum volume and to look also into the book constringing the prophetic texts;

(3) if the reader and the translator were two different persons they observed the third rule given above for the case of reading the Law;

(4) here also certain passages were not allowed to be translated: (a) such as reflected on great men of the Israelite nation; (b) such as offend decency; (5) any one sufficiently intelligent might read, and of course paraphrase the portion from the Prophets...”

This brings us to a very critical and vitally important cornerstone of all Scripture. The following passages from Aramaic Targums were cited by a Scott Stinson in an article entitled “The Serpent and Eve” in The Vision, July 1998, vol. 2, #8, pages 28-29:

Targum of Jonathan to Genesis 4:1:

“And Adam knew his wife Eve, who was pregnant by the Angel Sammael, and she conceived and bare Cain’ and he was like the heavenly beings, and not like earthly beings, and she said, I have acquired a man, the angel of the Lord...”

In another Rabbinic work: Pirke de Rabbi Eliezer, 21:

“And she saw that his likeness was not of earthly beings, but of the heavenly beings, and she prophesied and said: I have gotten a man from the Lord.”

It would appear from those references that the problem with Genesis 4:1 is an omission of some of the words of the Hebrew text. Now quoting from the King James Version and adding the potentially needed words in quotation marks from the Targum of Jonathan so it will make some sense:

“And Adam knew his wife Eve, ‘who was pregnant by Sammael,’ and she conceived and bare Cain, ‘and he was like the heavenly beings, and not like early beings,’ and she said, I have gotten a man from ‘the angel’ of the Lord.”

Once we become aware there is a discrepancy both in the Massoretic and Septuagint texts as opposed to the Aramaic Targums on Genesis 4:1, certain comments by various Biblical scholars start to make sense. Many of the best Hebrew scholars confirm there is a problem with Genesis 4:1!

“The Interpreter’s Bible,” a twelve volumes collaborative work of 36 “consulting editors” plus 124 other “contributors” makes the following observation on this verse, vol. 1, page 517:

“Cain seems originally to have been the ancestor of the Kenites...The meaning of the name is ‘metalworker’ or ‘smith;’ here, however, it is represented as a derivation of a word meaning ‘acquire,’‘get’ one of the popular etymologies frequent in Genesis; hence the mother’s words I HAVE GOTTEN A MAN ¬ FROM THE LORD (KJV) is a rendering, following the LXX and vulg. Of ‘eth Yahweh, which is literally,’with Yahweh,’ and so UNINTELLIGIBLE here (the help of [RSV] is not in the Hebrew). It seems probable that ‘eth should be ‘oth, so, ‘the mark of Yahweh’ and that the words are a gloss...”

Another scholar: Clarke’s Commentary, volume 1, page 58, suggests a contextual problem with Genesis 4:1 as opposed to 1 John 3:12, and being aware the meaning of the Greek word “wicked” in this means “Satan” says the following:

“...Unless she had been under Divine inspiration she could not have called her son (even supposing him to be the promised seed) Jehovah; and that she was not under such an influence her mistake sufficiently proves, for Cain, so far [remote] from begin the Messiah, was of the wicked on; 1 John 3:12...”

To show you that Aramaic was one of the languages spoken for that geographic area at the time of our Messiah, now quoting from “the World Book Encyclopedia,”© 1981, volume 1, page 551:

“ARAMAIC...is an ancient Semitic language that was spoken throughout the Near East from about 700 B.C. to 700 A.D. Jesus spoke an Aramaic dialect. It was the popular tongue of Palestine at the time He lived. The books of Ezra and Daniel were written partly in the western dialect of Aramaic, Arabic finally took the place of Aramaic, except in a few isolated villages.”

Let’s now observe from “Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary,” page 167, how some scholars believe some passages in the New Testament are influenced by Targums:

“Some New Testament writers indicate knowledge of targumic interpretation in their quotations from the Old Testament. For example, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay’ (Romans 12:19; Hebrews 10:30) is a quotation from Deuteronomy 32:35; but it conforms neither to the Hebrew text nor to the Greek text of the Septuagint. This particular phrase comes form the Targum. Again, the words of Ephesians 4:8, ‘When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men,’ are taken from Psalm 68:18. But the Hebrew and Septuagint texts speak of the receiving of gifts. Only the Targum on this text mentions the giving of gifts.”

If there were no Targums in written form at that time, how could the New Testament writers have quoted from them?

Perhaps one of the more striking observations is made in a book entitled “Introduction To The Old Testament,” by R.K. Harrison, pages 25 and 231. Here are two excerpts:

“Quite aside form other considerations, there are numerous traces in the LXX of the influence of the Aramaic Targums, making the problem of the agreements between the Samaritan Pentateuch and the LXX one of considerable complexity...It can be shown that many of the quotations of the New Testament writings were derived originally from an Aramaic source or sources, or perhaps even from oral translations, from memory, or from private translations...”

With this evidence, we can see that the Septuagint was affected by Aramaic Targums, the very same Targums which Ted R. Weiland claims are “Babylonian-influenced.” If, then, the Aramaic Targums are unreliable, then, too, is the Septuagint. Further, if the Septuagint is unreliable, so, too, are our present day translations of the New Testament where they cite the Old Testament! In addition to this, there is a footnote at the end of chapter 42 of Job in the Septuagint which says this in part:

“This is translated out of a book in the Syrian language...” [Some designate Aramaic as Syrian].

If this is true, according to Weiland’s criteria, that makes the book of Job also “Babylonian-influenced.” As a Targum of Job written in Aramaic was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, is confirmation the footnote at the end of Job in the Septuagint is probably correct, although we must reject the statement from the same footnote implying that Job was an Edomite who took an Arabian woman.

                The Need For A Paraphrase (Targum)

When written material is translated form one language into another, some things cannot be expressed well in the secondary vocabulary. Thus, for a comprehensive understanding of the original language, sometimes an extensive paraphrase is required in the latter. This is particularly true when translating from Hebrew. In other words, without a paraphrase, much of the original meaning of the primary thought would be hopelessly lost. Therefore, it would have been impossible to translate the Hebrew into the Aamaic without paraphrasing to some degree. To have translated on a literal word for word basis would have left much of the meaning of the text wanting.

There is much more that could be presented concerning the Aramaic language in the Bible, but this will have to suffice for now. The subject is referred to as early as Genesis 31:46-47, where Jacob used a different name for a rock pile than Laban. Most think that Laban spoke in Aramaic and that Jacob spoke in Canaanite. As Laban had gone into paganism, it is easier to believe he was the one that spoke in Canaanite and Jacob spoke in Aramaic.

With this, we can conclude that it is preposterous to repudiate all evidence found in the Aramaic Targums as being “Babylonian-influence.” Where is the old admonition that we shout “study to show ourselves approved?”

It must be understood that we are at WAR, and that does not refer to the war between the “spirit and the flesh” as the anti-seedliner do. Yes, there is a war between the spirit and the flesh, and we will not discredit it in the least, but the WAR being spoken of is an entirely different conflict. The WAR between the “seed of the serpent” and the “seed of the woman.” How can anyone deny there are two seeds mentioned in Genesis 3:15? But deny it they do! They use some of the most fantastic arguments in an attempt disprove that fact.

Most anti-seedliners trace the bad fig “Jews’ back to Esau, with which we will not disagree. But, if one will notice the various wives whom Esau married, one will discover they were mainly from the ten Canaanite nations of which the Kenites were a part Genesis 15:19. If one will check the Strong’s number for Kenite, one will see that it is #7017 and #7014. Then checking those numbers, they will be found to mean Cain, the one who murdered Abel.

Now whether you believe that Satan or Adam was Cain’s father, scripture definitely proves that Esau’s children had Cain’s blood flowing in their veins. This fact is confirmed by Messiah Himself in Matthew 23:35.

The very nature of Cain displayed itself in Doeg the Edomite killing 85 of Yahweh’s priests of the “linen ephod” at king Saul’s command, 1 Samuel 22:17-18. This leaves the whole mater dependent on Genesis 4:1 for which both the Massoretic and Septuagint texts are ambiguously obscure. Thankfully, we have a witness which is much more clear than the usual, accepted rendering of that verse, and which is contextually in agreement with the rest of scripture. Let’s take a look at it:

“Targum of Jonathan on Genesis 4:1:

“And Adam knew his wife Eve, who was pregnant by the Angel Sammael, and she conceived and bare Cain; and he was like the heavenly beings, and not like earthy beings, and she said, I have acquired a man, the Angel of the Lord.”

Whether or not we agree with this rendering depends on how badly we want to correlate this passage to correspond with, and measure up to the rest of The Word. If the anti-seedliners don’t accept this rendering, one would think they would at least recognize that the “Jews” are the descendants of Cain.

They simply don’t believe their bible. Thy, therefore, demand that the Almighty accept their personally contrived dogmas and opinions on scripture. One such passage of Scripture the anti-seedliners take vehement exception to as proving Two Seeline doctrine is Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43 about the “wheat and the tares.” While Stephen E. Jones and Jeffrey A. Weakley avoid comment on this topic, Lt. Col. Jack Mohr and Ted R. Weiland jump right in where angels fear to tread.

Before examining Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43, it would be advisable to read it:

“Another parable put he forth unto them saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? He said unto them an enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou  then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn... He answered and said unto them, HE THAT SOWETH THE GOOD SEED IS THE SON OF MAN. THE FIELD IS THE WORLD; THE GOOD SEED ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE KINGDOM; BUT THE TARES ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE WICKED ONE; THE ENEMY THAT SOWED THEM IS THE DEVIL; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”

It’s simply fantastic the various interpretations the anti-seedliners put on this passage, most of which they have brought with them out of Jew-deo-unchristian churches and seminaries. Lt. Col. Jack Mohr, a vehement anti-seedliner, comments thus in the Seed of Satan, Literal or Figurative?, page 15, concerning the words “tares” and “children” on this segment of scripture in Matthew 13:

“Apparently the disciples were intrigued by this parable, but could not understand its meaning. So Jesus explained it to them and told them that the ‘tares’ (#2215: ‘zizanion,’ a false grain called ‘darnel,’ which looks like wheat), were the ‘children of the wicked one.’ The word ‘children’ in Greek is (#5207: ‘hulos’ and means ‘immediate, remote or figurative kinship.’ So if the word can refer to ‘figurative kinship,’ why are the Seedliners so adamant in stating it means ‘literal kinship?’”

Had Lt. Col. Jack Mohr checked with the Thayer Greek-English Lexicon; The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament, by Spiros Zodhiates; or An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, by W.E. Vine instead of the limited definition found in Strong’s, he would have found the primary meaning for the word “children” #5207, means: “(A) A male offspring... (B) In a wider sense a descendant, pl. descendants, posterity.” (This definition is from Zodhiates, and the others agree)

There is a secondary figurative sense which can apply, for example: The disciples were called “sons of thunder.” Had Mohr read Strong’s more carefully, he would have noticed that it mentioned “immediate kinship” first. One’s immediate kinship would be one’s own son. Strong’s gave Mohr three choices, and he rejected the first two and implied that “figurative kinship” was the only one mentioned. Such a maneuver is hardly honest! It is apparent, Mohr already had his mind made up as to what he thought it should be.

Secondly, Mohr forgets that Messiah Himself said “seed are...children.” Therefore, “seed” and “children”cannot be separated. Consequently, it is highly essential to find out what the word “seed” means. The Greek word for “seed” is #4690, and is sperma. This is where we get the English word “sperm.” According to Zodhiates, page 1304,

“Sperma...Also figuratively used of living being as the seed of man; i.e., of posterity or descendants.”

In this case “figuratively” means comparing man’s seed to agricultural seed, and that is exactly what this parable is doing in comparing Satan’s offspring to tares (darnel).

Thirdly, we must check out the one responsible for planting the darnel-like genetic people. In the parable of the wheat and tares the word “wicked” is #4190, and is used with the definite article “ho” in Matthew 13:19; Ephesians 6:16; 1 John 1:13-14; 3:12; 5:18, and means “Satan.” thus in 1 John 3:12 where it says: “Not as Cain, WHO WAS OF THAT WICKED ONE...”, it means exactly what it says, “Satan.” Further, the word “wicked,” #4190, in that same verse, according to Zodhiates, page 1198, is used with the definite article “ho,” and means: “...the evil one, Satan...”

The book Synonyms of the New Testament, by Richard Trench confirms what Zodhiates says about the word “wicked” (Greek #4190) on page 330:

“Satan is emphatically no poneros as the first author of all the mischief in the world.”

In his Greek-English New Testament Lexicon, George Ricker Berry, page 82 describes ho poneros as “...the wicked one. i.e., Satan...” W.E. Vine in his an Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words under “wicked” on Matthew 13:38 states: “...and in the following [verse just cited], where Satan is mentioned as ‘the (or that) evil one’...” Another way to verify the “wicked” of Matthew 13:38 is speaking of Satan is to go to Matthew 13:19 where the same Greed word #4190 is used saying: “...then cometh the wicked one...” Then compare the parallel passage in Luke 8:12 which says: “...then cometh the devil...” Conclusion: the “seed” or “children” in Matthew 13:38 planted by the “wicked” one are the genetic offspring of Satan!

In his attempt to spiritualize and take figurative view of the “tares” in Matthew 13, Ted R. Weiland in his Eve, Did She Or Didn’t She? in a rebuff of a quotation by James E. Wise, makes this statement:

“Furthermore, if the seedliners’ interpretation of the wheat and tares parable is accurate, and if the tares in Matthew 13 represent all the seed of Satan through Cain, then there is no alternative but to accept that the wheat represents all the physical seed line of Eve through Seth.

“The wheat in this parable depicts the sons of the kingdom, and by this interpretation, the wheat would automatically be sons of the kingdom by their heritage, that is, they would be saved by their race or lineage. If this is true, then Yahshua’s death, burial and resurrection were wholly unnecessary. Of course, this hypothesis flies in the face of the entire Bible...”

Well, what do you know, except for the last two sentences, Weiland got something right! After all, Hebrews 12:8 says we are either “sons” or “bastards,” and there is anything in-between. And all this bull manure about being “born again,” (John 3:3), is totally an incorrect translation and interpretation.

That verse is not saying “born again” but “born from above.” Actually if one will check that verse out, it is saying one must be “born of the correct race.” To show you this, we will investigate the meaning of the word “born” as used in John 3:3 which has the Strong’s number #1080 in the Greek.

For this we will go to The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament, by Spiros Zodhiates, page 364. Zodhiates tells us this word means “generation, kind, offspring”...and the primary definition is: “Spoken of men, to beget”...”Spoken of women, to bear, bring forth”...”To be begotten”...”To be born as used generally...” In other words, when an Adamic White person is born in the flesh, he is also born of the Spirit. Other races are not “born” of that Spirit, nor can they ever be.

“Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.” (Ecclesiastes 12:7)

Zodhiates points out that “born” as used here (#1080) gennao, is from #1085, genos, which in turn means “offspring, posterity...family, lineage, stock...” You can also check this with Strong’s, but you must follow-through to #1085 to get the entire meaning. If you should check only the word #1080, gennao, you will not understand the full implications, for it is speaking of race. John 3:31 makes it clear there are “heavenly” people from above and people “that are of the earth...earthly...” Our redeemer told the Jews, John 8:23:

“Ye are from beneath; I am from above: YE ARE OF THIS WORLD, I AM NOT OF THIS WORLD.”

Thus, like us, He was also born from above; i.e., of the White Race.

We don’t want to leave the impression that we should not be converted though. It’s not a matter, as the Babylonian prostitute preachers imply, that one should “accept the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior.”

It’s not a question of whether we accept Yahshua, but whether or not He accepts us and calls us to be His servants. Inasmuch as He died two thousand years ago for our Redemption, He has already accepted us. To be truly converted, we must accept His Redemption, which brings about communion! Conversion does not consist of being “regenerated by the Spirit,” but of being “turned around” (an about-face).

Where in the past we were “sinner” (breakers of Yahweh’s Law), we do a 180 and start, to the best of our ability, to keep His Laws. There are many who are reading this have experienced conversion. Whatever kind of prayer we made at that time, it was necessary for the Spirit to intercede on our behalf. (Romans 8:26) It’s only conjecture what kind of “groanings” of the Spirit might have “uttered,” but perhaps it might have gone something like this:

“Here is an Israelite under the Covenant of Abraham who has come to the realization that he/she is a Lawbreaker and wishes to plead the blood of Redemption on his/her belief. He/she promises hereafter, based upon the light of the written Word, do his/her best to reject the leaven of the Pharisees, and to return to the faith of the Patriarchs.”

Don’t worry about the exact words you might have prayed at your conversion for the Spirit interceded and presented them before the Throne in an appropriate manner. Also, don’t distress yourself about all the members of your family in who were never converted. If they were not converted in this life, they will be in the next, for it is written:

”...every [Adamic] knee shall bow to me, and every [Adamic] tongue shall confess to God.” (Romans 14:11)

Some of us Adamite-Israelites send our sins ahead to the judgment, while for other Adamite-Israelites, their sins will follow them to the Judgment. (1 Timothy 5:24) And that is no sign the latter are going to be assigned to a burning hell. They will be in the kingdom too. But aren’t you glad you settled the account ahead of time?

To show you Ted R. Weiland is still holding the position on the parable of the wheat and the tares which he learned at his Christian Leadership College in Denver, Colorado, the following statement he made in his Eve, Did She Or Didn’t She?, page 72:

“Instead, this parable [of the wheat and tares] is simply contrasting righteous Israelites with wicked Israelites..”

To believe such a thing, Weiland is implying that agriculturally wheat has the same genetics as darnel. If, as he contends, the only difference between wheat and darnel are “righteous” and “wicked” Israelites, in essence he is claiming wheat and darnel (tares) are genetically identical. It would seem, with this conclusion, that Messiah is somewhat incompetent in presenting His teachings by way of parables. Or rather, could it be that Weiland is the one who is incompetent in understand them?!?! Yahshua said that He spoke in parables so some, the Jews, would not understand. For Yahshua never intended the Jews to be converted.

“For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; LEST AT ANY TIME THEY SHOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS AND SHOULD UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART, AND SHOULD BE CONVERTED, AND I SHOULD HEAL THEM.” (Matthew 13:15)

The truth is, the wheat and tares are NOT genetically identical, and neither are the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman whom the wheat and tares represent. They may have had the same mother, but they surely had different fathers! By such spurious teachings as this, the one seedliners are doing more damage to Israel Identity than they are doing good! Sometimes it appears that these false teachings just might be deliberate and intentional.

Jack Mohr gets his two cents worth in by saying in his Seed of Satan, Literal or Figurative?, page 15:

“In no way does this Parable [of the wheat and tares] point to specific people by race, who are literal descendants of Satan, coming from his union with Mother Eve.”

Moreover, on pages 15-16, Mohr has his own convoluted idea of what he thinks the parable of the wheat and tares is all about:

“The ‘tares,’ those who disobey God’s Law and refuse by the reapers, who will be ‘angels,’ not ‘white Israelites, bent on vengeance’...This is one of the biggest problems with the Seedline people. They are more concerned with ‘pulling up the tares,’ whom they say are the Jewish people, then (sic, probably than) in getting their own house in order and their own Israelite people in a right relationship with God, so that He can do the ‘rooting out work.’ As a result, we find the Seedliners doing exactly what Yahshua warned them not to do, ‘rooting up the wheat along with the tares...we can assure you from the Word of God, that when the ‘rooting up’ process takes place, there are going to be ‘white Israelites’ among the ‘tares’ who will be rooted up along with Yahweh’s other enemies.’”

Two questions: Where in the Bible does Mohr get his evidence to substantiate these claims? Where is his verification this parable of the whet and the tares is not racial in nature? As already documented both the words #4690, “seed” and #5207, “children,” mean “kinship” and “posterity.” How much more racial can it be ??? Furthermore, if one will red some of Jack Mohr’s other publications, one will find that he has a very peculiar position on race and talks out of both sides of his mouth on that subject. Remember, scriptures says: “A double minded man IS unstable in all his ways.” (James 1:8)

Further evidence concerning the meaning of the term “seed” is found in The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, volume Q-Z, pages 328-329:

“SEED...is used to indicate both agricultural and human seed, the latter both in a narrow physical sense and as a description of the descendants of a common ancestor...the Israelite was commanded not to mix his seed in any field or vineyard, but to plant only one crop (Leviticus 19:19; Deuteronomy 22:9),a structure [critical remark] parallel to that regarding the mixture of human seed by intermarriage with other nations.” In the parable of the wheat and the tares, the common ancestor to the”wheat”is Seth, the son of Adam. The common ancestor of the tares is Cain, the son of Satan through Eve.

While many commentaries address the topic of “tares,” a very good description for the term is given by The Westminister Dictionary Of The bible, by Henry Gehman, page 591:

“Tares. The rendering of Gr. Zizanion in Matthew 13:25-27, 29, 30 R.V. marg. Darel. The tare (Vicia Sativa), a vetch, which pinnate and purple-blue or red papillionaceous flowers, would be easily distinguished from the wheat. The Gr. Word zizarion, which is probably of Semitic origin, corresponds to Arab. Zuwan., which denotes Lolium, and to Talmudic zonin. The bearded darnel (Loium temulentum) is a poisonous grass almost indistinguishable from wheat while the 2 are only in blade, but which can be separated without difficulty when they come into ear (cf. Vs. 29,30).”

The poison from the “tares” is caused by a fungus.

“The darnel (tare) is host to an ergot-like smut fungus which infects the seeds. The fungus is a serious poison if eaten by animals or man.” (Pictorial Bible Dictionary, by Merrill C. Tinney, page 668)

From this description, we can easily apply the term “tares” to the “Jews.”You will notice that when the darnel (tare) comes into flower the colors are “purple-blue or red.” Because the “Jews” represent a few members of the Tribe of Judah who didn’t keep their bloodline pure, they would naturally appear as a counterfeit royal-blue, which in turn, serves to identify teem with the tares.

But the color red is even more significant, as it can represent Communism, for which the “Jews” are the inventors. Not only that, but it is the color of Esau from whom they also descend. It is also the color of the “red dragon” of Revelation 12:3 which represents Herod, the “Jewish” Edomite-racial proselyte who attempted to murder the Emmanuel-child shortly after His birth. (For Herod’s father’s and mother’s lineage check Josephus’ Wars 1:6:2; 1:12:3; Antiq. 14:1:3; 14:8:1; 14:7:3; 14:12:1) Furthermore, the poison from the darnel (tare) seed would be representative of the poison; “leaven of the Pharisees” which Judeo-churchianity today is so infected with. Who says the “tares” don‘t represent the “Jewish” people???

Della Stanley in her book Adam’s Tree,(1975) pages 170-173, puts it very nicely about the parable of the wheat and the tares at the end of chapter 34 and the beginning of chapter 35, entitled “Pharisees and Scribes— a Generation of Vipers.” We will quote excerpts from these few pages as a critical review in order to counter the anti-seedliners’ arguments:

“...Jesus gave the people another parable concerning wheat and tares. He compared the kingdom of heaven to a man that sowed productive seed in his field. But while his men or servants slept, an enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat. When the plants came up and brought forth fruit, the tares came up also. The servants wanted to go and gather out the tares, but the man said wait until harvest time. Then he instructed the reapers to gather the tares first (the rapture), and bind them in bundles to burn them; and gather the wheat into his barn. (Matthew 13:24-30)...

“...When Cain killed Able he was cursed and banished form the presence of God, and the curse was never lifted. And at this time the seed of man was divided into two groups: the descendants of Seth that replaced Abel which were the children of god; and the descendants of Cain which became the children of the devil.

“Generations later, Canaan, the son of Ham, was cursed. And the curse was never lifted, therefore his descendants became the children of the devil [by admixture with Kenites, Genesis 15:19]

“Nimrod was another descendant of Ham; and he built cities, among them Babylon. When the Israelites under Joshua pushed a portion of the Canaanites out of the land of Canaan, they dispersed and some went to Babylon. Later still, there were the Shelanites, descendants of Shelah the son of Judah of the house of Jacob, whose mother was a Canaanite...neither were they allowed to rule through the house of Judah.

“The people that returned to Jerusalem from the sixth century B.C., captivity were NOT of the House of Israel, but were a remnant of the House of Judah. But it was the royal house of Zedekiah and his followers that god said, ‘I will deliver them to be removed into all kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a proverb, a reproach, a taunt, and a curse...’ it was mostly the members of Zedekiah’s house and his followers that intermarried with the cursed descendants of Canaan [which had also mixed with the Kenites, the descendants of Cain].

“After the return of the Jews to Jerusalem, there emerged a number of sects called the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Herodians, and the scribes...John the Baptist called these people a generation [race] of vipers. Jesus called them hypocrites and children of the devil; and cautioned His disciples to beware of their doctrine. He speaks of Satan and his kingdom in Luke 11:18...And everywhere He went the scribes and Pharisees followed and opposed everything that He did.

“There was quite a division among the Jews for the sayings of Jesus. Some believed and some did not. They came to Him and said, ‘How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.’ Jesus replied, ‘I have told you but you believe not...because ye are not of my sheep. My sheep hear my voice...And follow me. And I give them eternal life...and I and my Father are one.’ (John 10:24-30) And the jews took up stones to stone Him...But Jesus said, ‘If God were your Father, then ye would love me: for I came from God...ye are of your father the devil, and the lust of you father ye will do...”

What Della Stanley failed to explain was: Of the two factions (one favoring diplomacy with Babylon; the other with Egypt), the house of Zedekiah favored the latter. After Nebuchdnezzr captured Zedekiah, and killing his seventy sons and gouging out his eyes, the remainder of his surviving household forced Jeremiah to accompany them to Egypt for which he had forewarned them against.

After Jeremiah sailed to Ireland with Tea Tephi, the remainder fell under the judgment of a third dying by the sword, A third by pestilence, and a third being captured and taken to Babylon. Actually, one small group ended up in Elephantine in Egypt where they built a temple after the fashion of Solomon’s Temple (check Elephantine Papyri), and intermixing with African Cushite types (i.e., Sammy Davis Jr.) They became half-breed Falasha (black) “Jews.”

You can’t find a more rotten “bad fig” than that. How foolish then is Ted R. Weiland’s remark, already quoted from his Eve Did She Or Didn’t She?, page 72, but this time we will finish it:

“Instead, this parable [of the wheat and the tares] is simply contrasting righteous Israelites with wicked Israelites, much the same as the good and evil figs of Jeremiah 24.”

You can see from this, Weiland hasn’t the slightest clue why the house of Zedekiah was considered “naughty figs.” While Della Stanley did quite well, she should rather have linked the “bad figs” primarily with Elephantine in Egypt.

Because many incorrectly interpret Genesis 3:15 to mean a personal private war between one’s spirit and one’s flesh, I wish to cry out, urgentloy and loudly, to inform them the “enmity” spoken of in that passage is a “hate” WAR to the death between two different walking, talking breathing genetic family seedlines; and that “hate” was placed there by the Almighty Himself.

Since the anti-seedliners willfully and arrogantly refuse to identify our enemy, they categorize themselves with those who “serve HIM not.” The message is an invitation for disaster. Genesis 3:15 says “I WILL PUT,” and our Maker never put “enmity” between our spirit and our flesh. Before making such an assertion, they should stop and think what they are accusing HIM of, for that makes HIM responsible for every sin man has committed and continues to commit.

Furthermore,if the enemy can get us all wrapped up in ourselves, and convince us that the only war w are fighting is a “spiritual war” between the spirit and the flesh, we won’t be of any use to the Almighty or to ourselves.

With this paper we will expand where Ted R. Weiland foolishly tried to make it appear that the only difference between the “wheat and tares” of Matthew 13 were “rightous Israeites” and “wicked Israelites,” (see above) remarking in his Eve, Did She or Did’t She?, page 72:

“Instead, this parable (of the wheat and the tares) is simply contrasting righteous Israelites with wicked Israelites, much the same as the good and evil figs of Jeremiah 24.”

It is evident that Weiland hasn’t the slightest clue to why Zedekiah and company were listed among the “naughty figs.”

We noted there were two factions at Jerusalem: one favoring diplomacy with Babylon; the other with Egypt, the house of Zedekiah advocating the latter. After NEBUCHADNEZZAR captured Zedekiah, killing all his sons and gouging out his eyes, the remainder of that group forced Jeremiah, against his warning to accompany them to Egypt. Upon Jeremiah sailing to Ireland with Tea Tephi, they fell under the judgment of the sword, famine & pestilence.

Had he read and studied Jeremiah 24:8-9 thoroughly, he might have grasped the prophet’s true message regarding the “evil figs,” which says: “And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus said Yahweh, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remaining in the land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt. And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for THEIR hurt, TO be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.”

In analyzing this passage, we see Jeremiah’s prophecy was directed at four categories:

1). Zedekiah and some of his household;

2). Is “princes” (better rendered “rulers”) under him;

3). The residue of Jerusalem, which included Hittites and Ammorites, (Ezekiel 16:3-4) who had “confusion of face” (Ezra 9:1, 7) and were referred to as “wild grapes” (Isaiah 5:2), and

4). Them that dwell in Egypt.

The anti-seedline, antichrist, fellow travelers refuse to address these four categories in their proper context. Zedekiah was 32 years old when NEBUCHADNEZZAR killed all his sons and gouged out his eyes, leaving him only daughters (the tender twigs of Ezekiel 17:22). Other than Tea Tephi and her sister, we are not told how many.

The “princes” were simply the political and religious leaders under Zedekiah, not necessarily royal family members. After the campaigns of 605 and 596 B.C., by NEBUCHADNEZZAR, and removal of the royal family of Jehoiachin along with 7,000 soldiers of Judah and their best craftsmen, only the poorest quality of people remained in Jerusalem.” (2 Kings 24)

Additionally, after Jerusalem was depleted of most of its population, nearby peoples moved into their empty homes as a refuge form Babylon thinking it safe after Zedekiah was appointed king by NEBUCHADNEZZAR. Even during the kingship of Jehoiakim, after NEBUCHADNEZZAR’s first campaign of 605 B.C., there were the Rechabites of Jeremiah 35:11, who moved into Jerusalem, descendants of the Kenites of 1 Chronicles 2:55 and Genesis 15:19, or “Cain’s bloodline.”

In Joshua 15:63; Judges 1:19 and 2:2-3 we are told that Judah would not drive out the “inhabitants of the land” (Jebusites and others), and these would remain as THORNS and SNARES among them. Surely, they must have been part of the “residue” making up the “evil figs.” Then, we must remember the descendants of Shelah, the son of Judah by Shuah, the Canaanite.

In addition, we must recall Solomon’s affairs with non-Israelite wives (1 Kings 11:1-9). Undoubtedly he had descendants by those wives living in Jerusalem during Jeremiah’s time (Nehemiah 13:26). The idolatry which manifested itself under all of Judah’s evil kings originated with Solomon’s wives.

Therefore, to believe that Jerusalem, as the anti-seedliners proclaim, was made up of only pureblooded Israelites (“righteous” and “wicked”) is only a Mickey Mouse, childlike, fairyland pipe-dream on the level of Alice in Wonderland or the Wizard of Oz. The fourth category classified as “evil figs” (Jeremiah 24:8) included “them that dwell in Egypt.”

                  Two Elements in Jeremiah’s Prophecy

While both Jeremiah 24:8-10 and 44:7, 12, 14, 26-30 seem to indicate that all the “evil figs” would die by the “sword,”“famine” and “pestilence” at that time, on the other hand, both passages contain a clause that the “evil figs” would be driven into all the “nations” and “kingdoms” of the earth as a “proverb,”“taunt” and a “curse.” (Jeremiah 24:9; 34:17; 44:8) Therefore, it is evident these prophecies have both short and long-term fulfillment’s. Matthew Henry’s Commentary, vol. 4, pp. 564-565 comments on Jeremiah 24:9-10 thus:

“Doubtless this prophecy had its accomplishment in the men of that generation; yet, because we read not of any such remarkable difference between those of Jeconiah’s captivity and those of Zedekiah’s, it is probable that this has a typical reference to the last destruction of the Jews by the romans, in which those of them that believed were taken care of, but those that continued obstinate in unbelief were driven into all countries for a taunt and a curse, and so they remain to this day.”

Rather, it was sifting-out of the racially impure.

                            The “Evil Figs” of Egypt

When first researching this topic, we were convinced that the party that forced Jeremiah to accompany them to Tahpanhes, Egypt, were those who eventually arrived and established a “Jewish” colony at Elephantine in Egypt. However, this view will not hold water, for some Bible references such as the Pictorial Bible Dictionary, Merrill C. Tenney general editor, published by the Southwestern Company in 1966, on page 239, also holds that position. Rather, it was mainly the “Jews who ‘returned from all nations” to Jerusalem and attempting to go to Egypt, who worshiped the “queen of heaven,” who fell under the curse of the sword, famine and pestilence.

The Penguin Pictorial Historical Atlas Of Ancient Egypt says on page 120, under the topic “The Saite Monarchy:”

“...There is evidence of Greek commercial activity at Naukratis as early as 615 B.C., and during the reign of Amasis (570-626 B.C.) It was officially instated as the center of Graeco-Egyptian trade (party, of course, to keep within direct royal control). Other Greek communities settled at Memphis and elsewhere, alongside immigrant Phoenicians and Jews.”

In this The Bible is History, page 168, Ian Wilson places some of the “Jewish” immigrants in Egypt contemporary with Judah’s evil king Manasseh. We will now present various documentation for this period:

From the Eerdmans Dictionary Of The bible (2000), page 391, we get the following:

“ELEPHANTINE...PAPYRI, a large number of papyrus documents and fragments, written in Aramaic during the 5th century B.C.E., discovered at Elephantine, an island in the Nile River opposite Aswan (Biblical Syene) which became an asylum for Juden refugees after the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem. (Cf. Jeremiah 43-44)

From The Tyndale Bible Dictionary by Elwell and Comfort (2000), under the same topic, pages 419-420:

“ELEPHANTINE PAPYRI, Aramaic documents from the fifth century B.C., discovered at Elephantine, an island in the Nile River. At the time of the documents’ writing, Elephantine was a Persian military outpost, manned in part by a group of Jewish mercenaries with their families. The documents numbering over 100, belong primarily to three archives; two familial (family related) and one communal. The archives contained may complete scrolls that were still tied and sealed at the time of their discovery, along with numerous broken papyri and fragments.

“The manuscripts are of considerable archaeological importance. Several centuries older than most of the Dead Sea Scrolls, they portray the social, political and religious life of a Jewish community outside Palestine. Several points of contact are made with the books of Ezra and Nehemiah...”

The world’s greatest problem which has now been with us for over 7,000 years. We are confronted with this great issue every day of our lives, and we face it every direction we turn. Try as we may, it cannot be avoided. While we attempt to deal with this subject in a rational manner, there are hecklers on the sidelines ridiculing our efforts.

They use every opportunity to belittle and mock the endeavors of those who expose the nature of the enemy. Top among these, at the present time, is Ted R. Weiland. Up unto Weiland, Stephen E. Jones held first place. You may think it is not nice to point fingers and name names, but Ted R. Weiland in his book Eve, Did Se Or Didn’t She? instructed me to point fingers. Let’s see what he said on page 1:

“If the seedliners’ assessment of the events in the Garden of Eden can be proven scripturally correct, then no matter how unorthodox or unpopular this doctrine may be, we are duty bound as adherents of the Word of God to accept and teach it...Spiritual leaders are admonished by the Scriptures to address false doctrine, especially doctrine injurious to the gospel of Yahshua the Christ.” (Titus 1:7-14)

What Weiland had in mind with this passage was to use it to justify his own personally contrived point of view. This passage says in part: “Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.” That is exactly what we have been doing in this study. The anti-seedliner’s position is totally irresponsible, and before we are finished, we will see how spurious their claim is.

Early in his book on page 2, Ted R. Weiland plays with words in an attempt to discredit the Two Seed doctrine of Genesis 3:15. Of the words he toys with, “fact, theory and hypothesis,” he settles on the latter. In his effort to play a game with words, he forgets the most important element; that being to check his premise. It doesn’t matter how many cunning words one might use, if the premise is not correct, the conclusion will be false. As we will see later, Weiland didn’t check his premise.

Not only does Ted R. Weiland characterize the truth of Genesis 3:15 as being an hypothesis, he also accuses the Two Seedliners, page 2:

“...who proceed to ignore clear textual intent, who disregard the principles of Hebrew and Greek idioms and the rules of consistency, and who assume a literal interpretation of clearly non-literal statements.”

If anyone is disregarding Hebrew and Greek, it’s Ted R. Weiland! He disregarded the Greek when he scoffed at John 8:44 where our Savior said directly to the ‘Jews,’“Ye are of your father the devil.” The Greek word for the word “of,” in that case, meaning “sons of a father,” as already covered above.

In addition to his charge that we disregard the principles of Hebrew and Greek, Weiland accuses the Two Seedliners of misinterpreting literal and non-literal Hebrew and Greek idioms. Then on page 3, Weiland says:

“However, as Bible students already know, there are no scriptures that expressly teach any of these false conclusions.”

Inasmuch, as he demands the Scriptures to teach “expressly,” is proof positive that Weiland himself has a total disregard for Hebrew and Greek idiom concerning Two Seedline doctrine, or any other doctrine. Again, he makes the same allegation on page 7 where he says,

“If these statements were true, certainly god would have inspired His writers to warn His people of these dangers somewhere in the Bible.”

Weiland evidently forgets that Matthew 13:34-35 says:

“All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet...”

SPEAKING IN PARABLES IS HARDLY SPEAKING “EXPRESSLY.” This is why Ted R. Weiland has a total disregard for the parable of the WHEAT AND TARES in Matthew 13, as he demands it to be rendered “expressly.” Not only did Yahshua speak in parables, but all the prophets did likewise.

So, if Weil and expects the Scriptures to be “explicit,” he is under a voodoo induced hallucination. It seems, whether a Scripture is literal or non-literal, depends on how the all-wise Weiland interprets it. Is that “REBUKE” sharp enough? (Titus 1:13) It also appears, according to his book on page 1, that he is the only one authorized to give a “rebuke!”

                             Life Outside the Garden

Adam and Eve were driven from the Garden and a new order began. Having now gained the knowledge of good and evil, they must be protected, so that they would not partake of the tree of life. It would have meant endless suffering to live forever in their present state of physical corruption. They were driven from the garden and granted a merciful death that would end a period of burden and sorrow. In that death was promised the coming of Redemption when, in the Resurrection, they could gain life everlasting, freed from guilt and sin. (To redeem means to tear lose or rescue. The first death need not be feared, for from that the Lord can rescue the Israelite. From the final death there is no rescue. This is spoken of as the second death. (See Matthew 10:28)

Adam man came into a personal and experimental knowledge of good and evil through disobedience; good, by obedience; evil, by disobedience. Henceforth, he was responsible to do all known good and abstain from all known evil.

Two sons were born to Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel. Because of envy and strife, the result of sin, Cain slew Abel. God had respect unto Abel’s offering, because he, Abel, recognized his failures, but he rejected the self-righteousness of Cain. The first murderer went out from the presence of God. He left the vicinity of the Garden, where the cherubims were, and went to the land of Nod. Now Nod is wandering, so into the land of wandering Cain took his restless way.

We have seen how the narrative of the Bible has narrowed from the creative activities of heaven and earth down to the Garden of Eden. Now we see the Garden closed to man, yet the account shows man hovering near the entrance to his former paradise. Cain, having committed murder, no longer desired to abide in the presence of the Lord or to witness His glory as manifested by the cherubims who guarded the way to the Tree of Life.

The land of Nod, or the place of restless wanderings, mentally, physically and spiritually, as man departed from God, became the home of unregenerated man. Here men began to build homes for themselves. Thus an ancient civilization came into being. (Man now began his efforts to climb back to that state of perfection that was his before he lost Paradise. Instead of evolution being sign of progress, it is but evidence of a fallen state, with the desire to regain that perfection that once existed. Job 30:1-8 clearly demonstrates that the so-called cliff dwellers and prehistoric men, instead of being a step in the progress of evolution were but degenerates who had fled to the wilderness to reside)

                     The Biblical History of Creation

Who knows how many children have been taught that Eve ate an apple when God told her not to. What an embarrassment to the religious teachers of today. How many sermons have been preached on the Sin in the Garden by "parsons" who do not have the slightest idea of what that sin was?

Open your Bible, PRAY that the Holy Spirit will show you the truth, and I will tell you what I have received thru study. I sincerely hope that you will NOT take my word for it without checking it out for yourself. The following is not contradicted any where in the whole of God's word. On the contrary, much of the hard to understand passages of the Words and parables of Jesus as well as the writings of Paul, Peter and James are made plain.

In the first chapter, we learned that there was an earth age before this present one, and that God destroyed his original creation. This in itself is an astounding statement, yet God's Word declares it for hose with "eyes to see."

Also in Genesis 1, we saw the CREATION of the second (this present) Earth and Heaven Age, through the sixth day man (the races of even today), and after the seventh day the FORMING of Adam (the eighth‑day man), and his wife, Eve.

We found that this Adam was made a special servant of God, for it was through his seed that Christ Himself was to come. This man was special. We found that even the ORDER of creation was different in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. God gave Adam and Eve totally different instructions than the sixth day man, and prepared a special place for them to live, separate from the rest of creation.

As we now dive into Genesis chapter 3, the first  questions I want you to consider are these: Was Satan aware of God's plan? Was Satan aware of God's plan in the first earth age? Does Satan ALWAYS seek to destroy God's plan? And finally, if Satan was aware that God's plan was to send Jesus in the flesh through the seed of this special creation at some future time, how best could Satan disrupt this plan.

When we get to Genesis chapter 6, we will see that Satan's fallen angels seduced the daughters of Adam (in fact ALL of them except Noah's family) bringing forth the 'giants', which was the reason for the deluge. This was just a continuation of Satan's attempt to fatally corrupt the Seed line through which the Messiah was to come. OL' Scratch has not given up to this day!

Recall from Genesis 2:9, that in the Garden was "the Tree of LIFE" (Which we find many places in the New Testament was Jesus), and "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" (That old serpent, Satan, the deceiver, the destroyer, the devil, the beast, Lucifer, the king of Tyre, and etc..) Genesis chapter 3 That old serpent was in the garden, alright. He was not a physical "snake," but a spiritual one. The word translated 'serpent' is nachash in Hebrew and there are four words, each with different meanings.

The word is generally accepted to be "the shining one" in most texts. Strong's # 5172 nachash (naw‑ khash'); a primitive root; properly, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell; generally, to prognosticate: KJV‑‑ X certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) X enchantment, learn by experience, X indeed, diligently observe. (DID) Strong's #5173 nachash (Nah.'‑ash); from #5172;  an incantation or augury: KJV– enchantment. (DID) Strong's  #5174 nechash (Aramaic) (nekh‑awsh'); corresponding to #5154; copper: KJV– brass. (DID) Strong's #5175 nachash (naw‑khawsh'); from #5172; a snake (from its hiss):KJV‑‑ serpent. (DID) So Satan was a charmer. A silver tongued devil, just like he is today. Lets look at verse 3:

Look at the words used for "eat" and "touch "EAT– Strong's #398 'akal (aw‑kal'); a primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively): KJV‑‑ X at all, burn up,  consume, devour (‑er, up), dine, eat (‑er, up), feed (with), food, X freely, X in...wise (‑deed, plenty), (LAY) meat, X quite. (DID) OUCH‑‑Strong's #5060 naga (naw‑ gah'); a primitive root; properly, to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemism., TO LIE WITH A WOMAN); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.): KJV‑‑ beat, (X be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch. (DID) Isn't it strange that naga (touch) means to lie with a woman? In verse 6 we find that Eve partook of the 'fruit of the tree,' and ALSO gave of the same fruit to Adam, and he partook also. Is this strange to you?

Look what Eve said to God in verse 13‑ "the serpent beguiled me...just look at what the Hebrew word means‑‑beguiled‑‑Strong's #5377 nasha' (naw‑shaw'); a primitive root; TO LEAD ASTRAY, i.e. (mentally) TO DELUDE, OR (morally) TO SEDUCE: KJV‑‑ beguile, deceive, X greatly, X utterly. (DID)Was Eve seduced? Paul (2 Corinthians 11:2‑3) says she was. (2) For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (3) But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

What do you suppose the Greek word here translated 'beguiled' means? Strong's # 1818 exapatao (ex‑ap‑at‑ah'‑o); from 1537 and 538; to seduce wholly: KJV‑‑ beguile, deceive. (DID) Notice that it has only one meaning. "to seduce wholly" Look now at verse 16. Notice that God says "I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception..." I believe it is plain here that Eve was pregnant! Look at the word 'conception'. It is definitely present tense, not future.

Strong's # 2032 herown (hay‑rone'); or herayown (hay‑raw‑yone'); from #2029; pregnancy: KJV– conception. (DID)Strong's #2029 harah (haw‑raw'); a primitive root; to be (or become) pregnant, conceive (literally or figuratively): KJV‑‑been, be with child, conceive, progenitor. (DID)In addition, in verse 15, God tells Satan that He will put enmity (hate) between her seed and his (Satan's) seed.

Every Christian accepts her seed as Christ, but they gloss over the phrase dealing with Satan's seed. Christ Himself told of them in many places. See especially the parable of the tare sin Matthew 3:24‑42. Thus Eve was carrying twins, but not of the same father. The medical term is "paternal twins", and it is not uncommon today among prostitutes. In 1990,the Reader's Digest carried a story of a woman in Thailand giving birth to twins of two different races, one oriental and one black. But does God's Word indicate they were twins? I think so.

In Genesis 4:1‑2 we read "And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. (2) And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.” (KJV)

Look at the Hebrew phrase used for the English "and again" Strong's #3254 yacaph (yaw‑saf'); a primitive root; to add or augment(often adverbial, to continue to do a thing): KJV‑‑ add, X again, X any more, X cease, X come more, + conceive again, continue, exceed, X further, X gather together, get more, give more‑over, X henceforth, increase (more and more),join, X longer (bring, do, make, much, put), X (the, much, yet) more (and more), proceed (further), prolong, put, be [stronger‑], X yet, yield. (DID) Thus the Hebrew says she continued in labor...Is there any other proof? I'm glad you asked. It is obvious that Cain and Abel were the same age. Why?

Look at verses 3 and 4 and you will see that they both brought their sacrifices to God at the same time. In the Hebrew traditions, it is at the age of 13 that a man becomes accountable (Bar‑Mitzvah). They obviously became accountable at the same time! We know that Cain killed Abel. Could it be that this was because Abel was the firstborn of Adam, and the beginning of the promised seed line of Christ?

It is written that Cain and his sacrifice was "not acceptable" to God. Did Adam think Cain was his own firstborn? No he didn't. Cain didn't look anything like Adam. How do I know? Read 4:25 and 5:3. Genesis 4:25 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew. (KJV) Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: Is there any other proof that Cain was NOT Adam's son? I'm glad you asked!

Notice that Genesis chapter 5 is the genealogy of Adam. Cain is not listed in that genealogy. Do you know why? Cain was NOT Adam's son! Cain has his own genealogy in Genesis chapter 4:17‑24.2) See John 8:44, the words of Jesus "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it." (KJV)3) See Matthew 13:38, the words of Jesus "The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;" (KJV)

Please note the Greek word used for "seed" as used in this parable. Strong's # 4690 sperma (sper'‑mah); from 4687; something sown, i.e. seed(including the male "sperm"); by implication, offspring; specifically, a remnant (figuratively, as if kept over for planting): KJV– issue, seed. Interesting, what? See First John 3:12 "Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous." (KJV) The English word "of" here is the Greek word ek, which means "out of the immediate origin"

1 John 3:12: “Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.”

Are the children of Cain still with us? I'm glad you asked. Yes they are.

Do you know who the KENITES are? You should. It's the Hebrew word for Cain! Strong's #7014 Qayin (kah'‑yin); the same as #7013 (with a play upon the affinity to 7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: KJV– Cain, Kenite (‑s). (DID) The Kenites were the ones who killed Jesus and the ones to whom Jesus was talking to in John 8:44. Cain killed the firstborn son of Adam, and his children killed the only begotten Son of God! Notice that the knowledge of who the Kenites are is worth a special blessing from the Father. You can see this in Revelation 2:9 and 3:9.

Only the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia received God's blessing. They taught who those were who "claimed to be of Judah, and are liars!" (I think this is the tribe of DAN ~Lu) Read it for Yourself. You should devote some special study in the books of Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua and Jeremiah, because the Kenites are mentioned there by name. By the Ezra‑ Nehemiah period they were temple servants or Nethinims, and by the time of Jesus, they were the scribes. I'll bet you never thought of this did you?

There are still some difficulties, because the WORD says everyone died in the flood of Noah's day ‑ or does it? Wouldn't this include the Kenites, and in fact all the other races? Well, if you take man's tradition it would. BUT IN FACT WE KNOW THAT THE KENITES AND THE OTHER RACES GOT THROUGH THE FLOOD. THE NICE PART IS THAT THE BIBLE TELLS YOU HOW.

               Biblical Creation; A Mid-Term Summary

The ideas presented with blatant audacity in the first parts of this treatise have caused some to howl with unbelief, even insinuating heresy. For the most part, these are the ones who have filled themselves with the 'cherished' traditions of man which are so prevalent in the theological cemeteries (pardon the faux pas) of the world's 'religions', and have become very learned in man's tradition. To these I offer no apologies.

I will discuss my Fathers Word as it is written with them or anyone else, in great detail, and with patience and love; but I will not spend a moment disputing over the commentaries of man. To these incredulous I make the following offer: Let us limit the proof of our ideas to the WORD of God, AS IT IS WRITTEN and thereby discern both what has been and is to be. This approach, you see, is very biblical. 2 Timothy 2:15:

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (KJV)

Psalms 119:160:

"Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever." (KJV)

There are many other references which could and should be understood. Many people sit in cemetery (seminary, where the word of God is taught through deception, and deceit) classes to be taught the word of God so that they may be prepared to teach and preach. Saul of Tarsus is one great example in particular of one who came out of the Babylon of denominationalism.

He was taught in the cemetery (see Matthew 23:27 and you will understand my faux pas of the Pharisee school, (Acts 22:3), by Gamaliel, the 'great doctor of the law' (Acts 5:34). For those unfamiliar with Saul and his zeal for 'God' using what he had been taught (by man) read Acts chapters 8 and 9.

Note that it took a visit from the LIVING WORD Himself to open Paul's spiritual and physical eyes. The problem was not that Paul did not know WHAT God's Word said: It was that he was never taught to BELIEVE what it said nor to interpret it without the bias and blindness of man's tradition.

It has been said that those who fail to understand and heed the lessons of history are doomed to repeat the errors. We witness this so often today in well- intentioned but blinded men of God who teach the  traditions of man which they have learned in the great seminaries: We hold up men as beacons of truth instead of the Living Word; We constantly hear about 'that great old preacher' or 'that great communitarian, never realizing that such commentaries are themselves firmly rooted in the teachings of Josephus (a Pharisee), or in the works of the early church fathers such as Origen, Aristobulis and Jerome. These writings are perhaps 99% biblical, but of times reek of the mixture of Pharisee leaven (perhaps in advertently) added to the bread of Life.

The great evidence which plainly suggests that many of these early Christian writers borrowed heavily from the early Latin texts of the Pharisees such as the Mishna, Juchasm and Porta Mosis is ignored. The lesson should be clear: We must be careful to use the written WORD as our guide, or we shall surely fall into the same pit as Paul.

One may rightly ask 'what problem has he with the Pharisees? My friend, the words of Jesus were full of contempt for the denominations of that day. We could literally spend hours reading about it in the gospels, for when Christ was not doing His miracles He was teaching against the Pharisees. He began in Matthew 5 (see esp vv 19‑20) and finally finished in John 19:31.

Who do you think was responsible for His crucifixion? Who else but the denominations of the day led by the Pharisees. Do you allow the traditions of the denominational world to crucify Him again in your heart by refusing to believe His Word?

My firm hope is that the comments above not be misunderstood. I certainly do not suggest that one should not read any and all  subject matter one may be presented with, including commentaries. The point I wish to make is just this: The Word of God we now have is both sufficient and complete.

There is NO contradiction AT ALL in its volume. The problems always come when some tradition of man is pressed into the pages. The Word will ALWAYS vomit the traditions out with expedience when you seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Finally, I am not asking that you accept my words more than the words of any other man. I am asking that you get into the WORD that counts, however, the WORD of the Living GOD, and decide for yourself what you will accept. There will be no scripture lawyer standing in the judgement to defend your beliefs except Jesus. Be sure you know His WORD. These studies in Genesis are very important to understand God's plan. In fact if one does not comprehend the beginning, how will we understand "the rest of the story?"

We will fail to see the design as it was iterated in the persons of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We cannot comprehend the prophetical books nor even the lesson books of Job, Jonah, Canticles, Esther and Ezra. We will fail to see the deeper truths in the parables of Jesus, as He both taught and confirmed that" which was from the beginning."

They didn't recognize Him when He came the first time. In fact they killed Him. Will you bet your spiritual life on them recognizing Him the second time? Jesus Himself told the Pharisees this in John 5:43 "I am come in my Father's name, and receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.(KJV)

We will need much knowledge for the days coming shortly upon us. It is through the knowledge of who the Kenites (Revelation 2:9 and 3:9) are that we can recognize our adversary and put on the gospel armor of Ephesians 6:12‑18. God is indeed calling out an army for these end times. END OF COMMENTS

                                Biblical Creation

              Understanding Genealogies Brief Review

In part 1, we established from Genesis 1 the existence of the first earth and heaven age, its destruction in old time and thee establishment of the second (this present) earth and heaven age. We further found that the earth was NOT created 'tohu va bohu,' or destroyed, but that it BECAME that way.

We used this knowledge to understand some 'problem passages' in 2 Peter, Jeremiah, and Isaiah. Although we did not choose to examine some of Jesus' parables with this knowledge, if you would do so on your own, you would see a great light go on in your mind. Much more would make perfect sense. In Part 2, We talked extensively about the days of creation, and found that there was NOT merely six days of creation, but there were EIGHT.

A neophyte reading chapters 1 and 2 can see that the order of creations described in Chapter 1 is different from the order described in Chapter 2; That the instructions given to man were different; That the Hebrew words used for 'create' and 'man' in chapter 1 are different from the words used for 'formed' and 'Adam' as in chapter 2.

Since we began by accepting that ALL of God's Word is true, we cannot be forced to accept that only one of the first 2 chapters is true: Nay, on the contrary, we must say "let God be true and every man a liar." BOTH chapters 1 and 2 are TRUE.

Since both chapters are true, then our only option is that they are describing two separate creations, one on the SIXTH day, and one on the EIGHTH day, just as it is written. This Eighth day creation of the promised seed line is spoken of eloquently in 2 Peter 2:5:

"And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.”

You should recognize that the word 'person' in your KJV is in italics, meaning that it is not in the original language. Noah was the described as "eighth," because he was of the EIGHTH day creation, and God had promised to preserve this seed line until the birth of Messiah.

In part 3 we see that the "original sin" was physical adultery on the part of the first of the eighth day creation, God's "chosen." We noted that the physical adultery was preceded by the spiritual adultery of not believing God; Eve listened to the father of lies, the devil, who we know also as the father of the Kenites (Cain), and accepted his word instead of God's.

We also began the tracing of the genealogy of Adam, as well as that of Cain. We found that though Cain was Eve's son, he was not Adam's son. Cain was the firstborn son of Satan, and it was his children the KENITES who killed Christ.

It is the children of the Kenites who labor today to destroy Christ's sheep through lie sand the tradition of man via commentaries. We are in a spiritual war: No one should go into a battle without a knowledge of who the enemy is and how to recognize him. We must know the nature of his weapons, and have the proper arms to overcome them. Many today are heading to the battle behind a banner held up by the enemy himself, thinking they are heading for safety.

                        Understanding Genealogies

We have a saying "like father‑like son," or, 'He's a chip off the old block'. The study of genealogy is often a dry subject out in the open, but virtually everyone of us has longed to know who our ancestors were, and how they fit into history. God's Word uses genealogy for a special reason. The chapters in the WORD devoted to the fact that so‑and‑so begat so‑and‑so for page after page are often overlooked.

The Holy Spirit did not put these chapters in to fill up space. They are there that we may prove the WORD for ourselves. The first genealogical list is found in Genesis chapter 4.

It is no surprise to me that Cain's genealogy is listed first. He was the first child born in this earth age. His father was not Adam, but Satan. (John 8:44, Matthew 13:38, 1 John 3:12) Cain, we find, obviously did not look anything like Adam (Genesis 5:3).Genesis Chapter 4 begins with the birth of the first twins (see part 3), and we take up now the account of the first murderer, beginning with Genesis 4:3:

"And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. (Genesis 4:4) And Abel, he so brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: (Genesis 4:5) But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell." (KJV)

Many have failed to see why Cain's offering was not acceptable. Yet, it is clearly written why. God requires a blood sacrifice. True, you say, but the law was not yet given about the blood sacrifice! Yes it was, my friend. It was not only previously written, it was also demonstrated by God Himself. How do you think Abel knew? WHERE is it written, you protest, PROVE it!

OK, look at Genesis 3:21: "Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them." (KJV) Do you think for a moment that those animals gave up their skins without losing both their lives and their blood? Thus, in plain sight it is written right here that God Himself showed Adam and Eve the acceptable requirement for forgiveness. In this case it was both a physical "covering" as well as a spiritual one acceptable to God.

Now think for just a moment. Can you imagine what an impression this act must have made on Adam and Eve? They had NEVER seen ANY death up till this time, yet here is some totally innocent being shedding it's blood for THEIR sins. Does this remind you of something?

It should remind you of Christ who came through Adam and Eve's offspring to pay for all of the sins of all mankind. Surely, Adam and Eve told Cain and Abel what God expected, but Abel alone believed. Cain wanted to do it his own way. Cain felt, just like his progeny the Kenites feel today, that whenever the WORD of God doesn't agree with what they think then they are right and God is wrong.

Scottish children. Tsk tsk. Well, Cain didn't like it one bit (Genesis 4:5), when God accepted Abel's sacrifice and rejected his (Genesis 4:4). God did not chastise Cain, (Genesis 4:6), but (Genesis 4:7) offered him advice and showed him the way to be acceptable, but to no avail. So Cain (Genesis 4:8) "talked" to his brother, Abel, killed him, and then tried to lie TO GOD (Genesis 4:9) about it.? WOULD YOU TRUST A KENITE TO TELL YOU GOD'S WORD.

Now we will see why the Kenites are also called 'riders'.(from the word "Rechab" as used in 1 Chronicles 2:55). "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 2:55 (KJV) Strong's # #7017 Qeyniy (kay‑nee'); or Qiyniy (1 Chronicles 2:55)(kee‑nee'); patronymic from #014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin: KJV‑‑ Kenite. The root word #7014 is: Strong's #7014 Qayin (kah'‑yin); the same as #7013 (with a play upon the affinity to #7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: KJV‑‑ Cain, Kenite (‑s).Strong's #7394 Rekab (ray‑kawb'); from #7392; rider; Rekab, the name of two Arabs and of two Israelites: KJV‑‑ Rechab. The root #7392 is: Strong's #7392 rakab (raw‑kab'); a primitive root; to ride (on an animal or in a vehicle); causatively, to place upon (for riding or generally), to despatch: KJV‑‑ bring (on [horse‑] back), carry, get [oneself] up, on [horse‑] back, put, (cause to, make to) ride (in achariot, on, ‑r), set.

Now, Cain's occupation at the first was as a farmer.(Genesis 4:2) It wasteth way Cain made his living. We see in Genesis 4:12 that God removed this option: Cain would NEVER sow any more seeds which would bring forth food.

Don't let THIS point go over your head. Think of the parables of teaching that Jesus used. (See Matthew 13 for several examples)To this day, Kenites make their living from the labor of others. They make their living with usury (interest), and with vain flowing words,(lies, even religious lies), and with politics such as the NEW WORLD ORDER (taxes) but never with 'the sweat of their brow' as Adam and his offspring does (Genesis 3:19).

The KENITES make their living by 'riding' (rechab) on the backs of the labor of everyone else. In Genesis 4:13‑17 we find several striking things. 1). Cain was afraid of being killed. (Genesis 4:14). If there were no other people ( i.e. the sixth day creation), just who would kill him? We see from Genesis 5:3 and 4 that there was no other Adamic (eighth day) offspring. Cain feared the ones of the sixth day creation, to be sure. It was from these peoples that Cain knew his wife (Genesis 4:17). Cain received a 'mark' of protection from God Himself (Genesis 4:15). 3)

Cain built a CITY (Genesis 4:17).Isn't this strange? A CITY! Who would there be to live in it if there were no other people? What good would a CITY be? Who on earth would feed him while he built it? Have you ever tried to lay bricks and mix mud by yourself? It is not easy. Have you ever considered the logistics of gathering materials for the streets, buildings and walls?

God's WORD is never the less true and exact. Cain built a city. Common sense will tell most that Cain had considerable help from the sixth day crew, however. What do you suppose enabled a FARMER to know HOW to build a city, or for that matter, what a CITY even was? How did he know how to figure weights, measures and angles? How did he survive on his own?

I believe the key is in the mark placed upon him by God. I believeth this mark was knowledge and the superiority knowledge brings to people. Cain was readily accepted by the sixth day people because he could tell them how to farm, tell them how to train animals to work, as well as teach them much subtlety in the use of weapons, how to kill your brother tribes and get their goods, etc. All for a price, however, all for a price. We come now to the listing in Genesis chapter 4 of the progeny of Cain.

Note first that Cain has his own genealogy, and it is listed separately from that of Adam (chapter 5) which we will cover in the next part. The reason should be plain to all by now. CAIN WAS NOT ADAM'S SON. Cain was Satan's son. (John 8:44, 1 John 3:12)

Secondly, you should notice, with care, how the names of Cain's offspring of Genesis 4 so closely imitates the names of Adams children in Genesis 5. This fact should cause a bell to ring in your mind.

The Kenites are great impersonators. THEY LIKE TO POSE AS GREAT MEN OF GOD. They were the ones who ran the church when Jesus came. (Matthew chapter 23 and John chapter 8). Their father killed the first begotten son of Adam.

They killed the first begotten Son of God, and they sow confusion among God's people to this day to keep them from knowing the truth. Strange but very true, my friend, strange but true. Some of the above are the words of man. Never take the words of any man without proving them for yourself in the only true WORD. May the Holy Spirit lead you in your search.

             Biblical Creation The Seed of The Woman

In part 4 we talked about the 'serpent's seed,' and traced Cain's Genesisealogy through God's Word from its beginning in Genesis to its end in the book of Revelation. The mere fact that there is an adversary to God's plan of salvation is easily accepted.

The revelation that such an adversary has PHYSICAL offspring among us is a more difficult treatise, but the fact that God ALLOWS such an abomination to co‑exist with us is just unthinkable to many. Nevertheless, it is a true fact as we have shown. One may not understand why, but it is only because they have not used their own minds, but have allowed the traditions of man to serve as their interpreter of God's WORD.

Think about it. We began this series with a 2 part thesis which In will reiterate here: Thesis part (A) ALL OF GOD'S WORD IS TRUE. Thesis part (B) SOME OF MAN'S WORD IS TRUE. We will continue using the same rules. The offspring of the serpent and the woman is first mentioned in Genesis 3:15:

"And In will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel." (KJV)

    Is not this a promise by the Living God? The message is so clear even a child can understand. Notice first of all who God was talking to. (previous verse:{Genesis 3:14} "...God said unto the serpent..") The message is to Satan. God does not talk to the woman until Genesis 3:16. Now pause and think a minute. If this is God's Word, are not the serpent's seed (children) still here with us? Of course they are. We identified them in Part 4 as the Kenites.

The seed (children) of the woman are thus set at odds against the seed (children) of the serpent. Notice something else about Genesis 3:15. God said that HE (GOD) would put 'enmity' between the children. This word is Strong's # 342'eybah (ay‑baw'); from #340; hostility: KJV‑‑ enmity, hatred. The root word is Strong's #340 'ayab (aw‑yab'); a primitive root; to hate (as one of an opposite tribe or party); hence to be hostile: KJV‑‑ be an enemy. God also made a prediction about the children. GOD said (Genesis 3:15) "that the seed of the woman would 'bruise' the head of the serpent's seed, and that the serpent's seed would 'bruise' the heel of the woman's seed."

The word 'bruise' is Strong's #7779 shuwph (shoof);  primitive root; properly, to gape, i.e. snap at; figuratively, to overwhelm: KJV‑‑ break, bruise, cover. The word 'head' is Strong's #7218 ro'sh (roshe); from an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.):KJV‑‑ band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief (‑est place, man, things),company, end, X every [man], excellent, first, forefront, ([be‑]) head, height, (on) high (‑est part, [priest]), X lead, X poor, principal, ruler, sum, top. The word 'heel' is Strong's #6119 `aqeb (aw‑kabe'); or (feminine)`iqqebah (ik‑keb‑aw'); from #6117; a heel (as protuberant); hence, a track; figuratively, the rear (of an army): KJV‑‑ heel, [horse‑] hoof, last, lier in wait [by mistake for #6120], (footstep). The root word is Strong's #6117aqab (aw‑kab'); a primitive root; properly, to swell out or up; used only as denominative from #6119, to seize by the heel; figuratively, to circumvent (as if tripping up the heels); also to restrain (as if holding by the heel): KJV‑‑ take by the heel, stay, supplant, X utterly. (DID)All this is presented in detail so we may grasp the following truths.1)

God promised both continuing destiny and a continued hostility between the offspring of the serpent and the woman. This hostility began in earnest when Cain slew Abel.2) From the time God made this promise, we accept that for it to be fulfilled, BOTH the seed of the woman and the serpent's seed must be preserved PURE until the end, which we find in the book of Revelation chapter 20, where the serpents seed is finally destroyed. PLEASE don't let these points get over your head. See the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:24‑30) and Jesus' very plain explanation (only to those that will HEAR) in Matthew 13:36‑43.

What can we know from Genesis 3:15 and the words of the Master in Matthew? We MUST see that not only were BOTH seedlines here, after the flood, but they continue to this day after the works of their fathers (read John 8, esp. 8:44).

Keep this in mind as we study about the flood in part 6. The second Genesisealogy is that of Adam, given in Genesis 5. It is significant that the serpent's Genesisealogy is listed first (in Genesis 4), because it brings out the further truth spoken by Jesus in Matt 19:30 "But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first."

Hence the seed of the woman will be first in the kingdom of heaven. Continuing on with the seedline of Adam, we see that it continued with Seth (Genesis 5:4), because Abel was murdered and Cain was not Adams seed.

In have previously mentioned that we should notice the similarity of the names of Adam's children and the names of Cain's children in chapter 4. We should see from this how the serpent's seed loves to mimic the children of God. Their works, however, give them away. They do have great words that sound (to the lazy) very Biblical.

They love to be thought of as "great men of the LORD." The problem is that they are mighty men of the WRONG lord. We must be wiser than the serpent and use only God's Word as our guide. Don't be misled by these Kenites and their false doctrine, the commentaries of man. Jesus taught often how we were to handle them. He did NOT say to destroy them.

Genesis. 4:15

"And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him."

Are you now beginning to see what Cain's mark was? Jesus told us: LEAVE THEM ALONE! (Matthew 13:28‑30)

28: "He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29: But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30: Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest In will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn."

Jesus also told us (Matthew 7:15‑20) that we were to be fruit inspectors.

15: "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16: Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17: Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18: A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19: Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20: Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. (KJV) He said" by their fruits will you know them." Don't miss the mention here in Matthew of the 'good and bad trees.'

This should point your mind straight to Genesis 2:9, the two trees in the garden. Have you smelled any bad apples lately? Our Master gave us instruction on how to deal with them God's way: Matthew 10:16 "Behold, In send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."

Finally, our Master gave us a great example lesson when the serpent's seed came to take Jesus for crucifixion: Matthew 26:52: "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword: Remember God's words in Genesis 4:15 "DON'T KILL CAIN." Jesus said to Peter, DON'T KILL CAIN'S CHILDREN.

Thus, we are to IDENTIFY them, TEACH truth against them, resist wholly by the word of GOD, but to otherwise LEAVE THEM ALONE. As we see the New World Order of the Kenites come into existence right before our eyes, we would do well to remember and to follow Jesus' example. Let God do the physical fighting. He has promised He would.

"IT IS WRITTEN, VENGEANCE IS MINE, In WILL REPAY, Saith the LORD." (Romans 12:19)

Within the seedline of Adam, we see ALL the great men of God to the birth of the promised one‑JESUS the Messiah, the SON OF GOD. One is tempted to stop the seedline with Jesus, but God's Word doesn't. You see, there have been many forks in the seedline. At each of these forks, the Kenites have done their best to destroy it. They did not succeed, nor will they ever. We see one fork with the story of Noah. This one is amazing, and will be treated in the next part. The second fork was with Noah's children.

Another major one was with Peleg. The one we are most familiar with was Abraham, then Isaac, and finally Jacob and Esau. The story of the seedline from Abraham is probably the one that is most misunderstood. Some commentary‑educated theologists call Abraham a Jew.

Some call him an Israelite. Very few know that Abraham was a Hebrew (Genesis 14:13). He was neither an Israelite nor a Jew, for Israel (Jacob) was his grandson, and Judah was his great‑grandson! Do we not see from this that the children of Abraham were all Hebrews? Do we forget that Abraham had SEVEN sons OTHER than Isaac? (Genesis 16:16), Genesis 25:1‑2).

ALL these and their offspring are Hebrews, but NONE of these are either Israelites nor Jews. You see, God promised Abraham that Abraham's offspring would be numbered as the sand of the sea, the stars of heaven (Genesis 22:17), and the dust of the earth(Genesis 13:16) These predictions yield startling conclusions to thinking persons.

Lets see now: "the sand of the sea". Hmm... Isn't that the place that John saw the Beast rise from? SURE IS. Revelation 13:1

"And In stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy."

How about "the dust of the earth"? Hmmm.. Didn't we just read that in Genesis. 3:14? SURE DID

"And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou headstone this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and DUST SHALT THOU EAT all the days of thy life: (KJV)Satan's little ones eat everything we produce, or at least they try to. How about "the stars of heaven"? HMMM...yessss.. Daniel 12. Jesus tells Daniel to seal the book but the wise shall understand. in Daniel 12:3 we find" And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. (KJV)

Thus we see God's prediction that most of Abraham's seed would do the work of the Kenite, by being deluded into worshiping the ways of this world. In say most, for it is probable that the combination of the dust of the earth and the sand of the seashore vastly out number the 'stars of heaven.' Something to think about anyway.

It would not be proper to leave the subject of Adam's seed without pointing out something else. Namely, God promised that Abraham's seed would Genesis. 22:17‑18: 17: That in blessing In will bless thee, and in multiplying In will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18: And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. (KJV)

God passed this promise to Jacob when he changed his name to Israel Genesis 28:14:

"And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed."

Who passed it to Josephs children, Ephraim and Manasseh in Genesis 48:

16: The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

17: And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.

18: And Joseph said unto his father, Not so, my father: for this is the firstborn; put thy right hand upon his head.

19: And his father refused, and said, In know it, my son, In know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.

20: And he blessed them that day, saying, In thee shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Manasseh: and he set Ephraim before Manasseh. (KJV)

Notice especially verse 16 "LET MY NAME BE NAMED ON THEM"!! WHO?? Ephraim and Manasseh, that's WHO. Joseph's children are ISRAEL, which in the Hebrew is 'the people of GOD' Look it up. Now man tells you that THE JEWS are God's people. But as you can see from the first verse of Genesis 49, it is Jacob who blesses Judah and the rest of the tribes. The WORD is showing us that his Blessing name of Israel has already been given away: TO EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH.

Now these promises God gave Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are absolutely wonderful, and are physical, national blessings. If you listen to man, he will tell you it is the Jews that got them. Such trash. You would have to believe God lied to believe that.

No, my friend, look at the nations of the earth today. You should be able to find God's people. They would be the ones who would be a blessing in the earth to other nations; They would possess the gates of their enemies'. They would be a Christian nation. They would feed the earth with their bounty. They would have vast natural resources. They would spend time and effort to send missionaries into the earth. They would be the envy of all nations. Hmmm. Look in the mirror, and give God thanks.

                                Biblical Creation

The Flood and the aftermath‑‑It is amazing to me how few people will actually study the WORD of GOD using their own grey matter and the study tools available. Most people would not DREAM of letting some "great man of reputation" handle their check book for them, or tell them what possessions they are allowed to own or how they must live their personal lives.

Yet these same people have no apparent problem with allowing "great men of reputation" to tell them how to believe God's Word. Knowledge of our Father's Word is the most important thing any of us can possess. Don't allow man to rob you of this blessing. STUDY GOD'S WORD. YOU AND GOD MAKE A MAJORITY We will cover the following points in this final part:1) The presence on the earth of the various races BEFORE and AFTER the flood, including the Kenites (Cain = Serpent Seed = son of satan).2) The REASON for the flood.3) The WAY God saved ALL races for posterity.4)

The character of Noah's offspring and the nature of Ham's son, (Cush)Canaan. We are all familiar with man's account of the flood. Most have been taught by man's understanding that all of mankind except Noah and seven others were destroyed, and as a corollary to this, all of the present day races originated with Noah's children.

Not only is this teaching absurd to anyone who will use their own brain, it is in itself AN ADMISSION BY CHRISTIANS THAT EVOLUTION IS TRUE. What is meant by this statement is that many of man's favorite commentaries state "environmental factors must have played a role in the present skin color and physical attributes of the many races."

This is blatant admission BY "CHRISTIANS" that man mutates just like the evolutionists claim he does. God's Word does not even conceive the thought that man physically mutates. i.e. Genesis 2:21 "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof.”

The word here translated 'ribs' is #6763, 'tsela' which is from the root word Strong's #6760 ‘tsala’

(tsaw‑lah'); a primitive root: probably to curve; used only as denominative from #6763, to limp (as if one‑sided): KJV‑‑halt. (DID) This is particularly interesting in light of the account of the creation of woman; For example, as we see in the creation of the sixth day peoples in Genesis 1:27, both male and female were created by God, and at the same time. In the eighth day forming of Adam, however, it is quite clear that originally Adam was alone, and God made special animals and plants for him BEFORE the female EVE was brought forth.

As we see in verses 2:21‑22, apparently Eve was created from the SAME DNA that Adam possessed. This Hebrew word 'curve' thus brings to mind the familiar picture of the 'curve' present in the DNA double helix of all mankind. This DNA strand thus carries the Genesisetic signature determining the physical characteristics of every subsequent Genesiseration of offspring. KIND AFTER KIND.

Why is he stressing this, you may ask. Is he some kind of racist? No, my friend, it was God who created the races. He loved them very much. He blessed them (Genesis 1:28). God gave them all of His creation to possess. God was very pleased with them, just as He created them (Genesis 1:31). So am In.

The reason for stressing the separate identity of the races and their creation before the flood is to present the fact that the races are still here. Somehow, they got thru. It is important to understand the separate identity of the races to really see the lie put forth by man, who claims that sunshine and geography caused people to mutate and turn red, brown, black or yellow. Can you not see from God's Word the truth? In all of recorded history it is not known that ANY racial mutations have occurred. Don't be a part of the lie. Come out of Babylon.

In parts 3 and 4 we dwelt heavily on the offspring of the serpent's seed, the Kenites. We traced them from their flesh father Cain (Genesis 4) to Genesis 15:19, through Numbers 24:21; Judges 1:16; 1 Chronicles 2:55; Jeremiah (chapter 35, all) to John 8:44 and finally to Revelation 2:9 & 3:9.

We traced them by using the Strong's dictionary to see that the English words 'Cain and 'Kenite is the single Hebrew word: Strong's #7014 Qayin (kah'‑yin); the same as #7013 (with a play upon the affinity to #7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: KJV‑‑ Cain, Kenite (‑s). (DID) This fact is important to keep this in mind as we discuss the flood, because the WORD is clear: The Kenites got on the other side of the flood. Like wise the various races came through the flood. They are all with us today, aren't they? Before we see how God's Word itself tells us how the Kenites and the other races got thru the flood, (yes it is written right here in Genesis) let us first ask ourselves some questions.

God himself promised a sevenfold punishment on anyone who killed Cain; Genesis 4:15:

"And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him."

He (God) even put a protective 'mark on Cain to protect him!1) Would God then kill Cain or his proGenesisy? Cain was already guilty of unrepentant murder and blasphemy in Genesis 4:15.

For God to kill Cain God would have to go back on His Word. This is not a possibility, because; 2) God  promised Cain's father (Satan) that God "would place enmity between the seed of the woman and his (Satan's) seed." (Genesis 3:15) The word 'seed is 'zara', or offspring ‑ see Strong's #2233. For this to be true, as all of God's Word is, BOTH the seed of Satan and the seed of the woman must exist on both sides of the flood, and does, in fact as we have already shown, to this day. The Word clearly teaches that the Salvation offered by God through His Son Jesus is universally applicable to all mankind. Jesus is thus our 'Ark'. We will therefore see that God provided an ark for mankind via the hands of Noah, and this ark saved all mankind. In like manner, God uses teachers today, and sometimes in as strange a manner as the ark of Noah must have seemed to those peoples. The Word also states 'God never changes' (Psalm 102:27), and that 'Jesus is the same forever.' (Hebrews 13:8)

God is true. So is His Word. ALL of it. Let us now look with open eyes into Genesis chapter 6. We will first show the REASON for the flood. Although it is true that man was (and is also today) full of sin against God, there was a very special kind of sin being committed. Not only was man sinful, the purity of Adams seedline was virtually gone. If this seedline were to become totally corrupted, then God's promise of Genesis. 3:15 would fail, for there would be none of Adam's seed left to fulfill the promise. Keep this thought in mind as we continue.

In the first two verses of chapter 6, we see the nature of the second attack on the seedline of Adam by Satan and his henchmen. We see that by the tenth Genesiseration (Noah's was 10th Genesiseration from Adam), the 'sons of God' had PHYSICALLY seduced the women of Adam's seedline to the point that only Noah's family's pedigree was unpolluted Genesis 6:9 by these fallen angels. These 'sons of God' were not flesh, any more than the 'son of God' who Nebuchanezzar saw walking with the 3 children in the furnace was flesh, Daniel 3:25 or the 'sons of God' mentioned in Job 1:6; 2:1; or 38:7 or Psalms 29:1; 89:6 were flesh.

These were beings with spiritual bodies. These particular ones in Genesis 6 were the spiritual messengers, or angels, of Satan. Jude, in verse 6, clearly points to an eruption of fallen angels, and states that their sin was of like manner as Sodom's in Jude 7. In addition, the time of one eruption of the fallen angels is given as being 'in the time of Noah' in 2 Peter 2:4‑7. Though spiritual beings, these 'sons of God' had very physical attributes. So did most all of the spiritual beings who visited man. Remember the three who came to Abraham in the plain (Genesis 18:8) and had  supper with Abraham? In verse 4 we find that the words 'children' and 'became' are in italics, meaning that they are not in the manuscripts. When we leave them out and read the verse, we find that the offspring of these fallen angels and flesh women didn't "become" mighty men of old, they WERE the SAME as in old time.(Remember part 1 about Genesis 1:2?). It was apparently a similar escapade by these fallen ones that caused the destruction of the 'world that then was' (2 Peter 3:6).

Continuing, we see that these half‑breed hybrids were an abomination to God, who had ordered His creation to reproduce 'kind after kind'. (Genesis chapter 1) They were giants, certainly both in wickedness and in physical size. They would certainly eventually exterminate ALL of Adam's children. God chose to intervene to destroy these giants, by a flood of water. Note that God would certainly have no need to destroy any of mankind as he created it, but only as it had become corrupt in it's kind. These 'giants' were a "creation" of Satan. They were not of God. God would not need to destroy mankind merely because of sin, because He had promised to send a Messiah. When the seedline that God promised would bring forth the Messiah became in danger of extinction, He acted to preserve His Word. He always will.

Notice verse 7 of Genesisesis 6. "And the LORD said, In will destroy man whom In have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that In have made them." Here God apparently says He will destroy the complete creation, man and beast. Did He? Of course not. The word 'said' is Strong's #559 'a man (aw‑mar'); a primitive root; to say (used with great latitude): KJV‑‑ answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boastself, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command (‑ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use [speech], utter, X verily, X yet. In verses 8 and 9, we see that Noah alone was both 'just', and 'perfect in his Genesiserations', and thus found 'grace in God's sight.'

These little words and phrases are gigantic. 'Just' is the Hebrew 'tsadach', or ZADOK, the rough equivalent to the 'Elect' of the new testament. Noah believed God. The word 'just' is Strong's #6662 tsaddiyq (tsad‑deek'); from 6663; just: KJV‑‑ just, lawful, righteous (man). Tsidoniy. See #6722. This word is from the same root as Strong's # 6659 Tsadowq (tsaw‑doke'); from #6663; just; Tsadok, the name of eight or nine Israelites: KJV‑‑ Zadok.

The phrase 'perfect in his Genesiserations' means, quite simply, He had not mixed with these fallen ones, and had a clean "pedigree" going back to Adam, 'the seed of the woman.' The Hebrew is two words, Strong's #8549 tamiym (taw‑meem'); from #8552; entire (literally, figuratively or morally); also (as noun) integrity, truth: KJV‑‑ without blemish, complete, full, perfect, sincerely (‑ity), sound, without spot, undefiled, upright (‑ly), whole. and, Strong's #8435 towledah (to‑led‑aw'); or toledah (to‑led‑aw'); from 3205;(plural only) descent, i.e. family; (figuratively) history: KJV– birth, Genesiserations. Now we should see a very special point. Because Noah was pure Adamic, His children were also. They apparently were THE LAST ones of Adamic man that was of pure pedigree.

If God's mission was to preserve the seedline in a pure sense until the birth of Messiah (Genesis 3:15) THEN HOW COULD NOAH'S CHILDREN BEGET OTHER RACES? They obviously could not, else they could not have been pure to start with. God's Word says they were of pure linage. God also said KIND after KIND‑‑ remember? ALL of NOAH's Children as well as their offspring were therefore pure Adamic. Believe God. Ok. If this is the case, then HOW did the Kenites and the sixth day creation get through the flood? Answer: On the Ark. The same way any person will be saved today. On the ark of God,

Jesus. Look if you will at Genesis 6:3 "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (KJV) Notice the phrase 'he also is flesh.' It is most important for what follows. Man is declared to be flesh, which should be no big deal. EXCEPT‑‑Look at the instructions God gave Noah in Genesis 6:19 "And of every living thing of ALL FLESH, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female." Not ONLY here, but in EVERY subsequent passage (Genesis 7:16; 7:23; 8:17), God repeats it: "TWO OF ALL FLESH", the male and his female. Just like God combines all flesh in Genesis 6:7 "And the LORD said, In will destroy man whom In have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that In have made them." He combines them when He instructs Noah. Why is it's so hard to understand the truth?

Why must man teach the traditions of the Pharisees and the lies of the Kenites? Why will people continue to believe them in the face of God's Word and common sense? In just don't know. The flood story just would not be complete unless we refute another lie of man. What have you been taught from the cemeteries about the nature or skin color of Canaan, the son of Ham? What have you been taught about the nature of Ham's sin? We see the first mention of this fellow Canaan in Genesis 9:18. It seems out of context, placed here. Noah as we see in Genesis 9:25 curses this fellow Canaan because of what his father, Ham, did.

Does this seem strange to you? It should the way man presents the story. Why should a son get the blame for what a father did? This is totally against God's Will. See the whole chapter of Ezekiel 18, as well as Deuteronomy 24:16 "The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin." (KJV) Well, God did not curse Canaan. Noah his grandfather did. Why would Noah curse this first born after all the death he had just witnessed? As it turns out, this Canaan was an incestuous son, born of Ham and his mother, Noah's wife. Preposterous, you say? No my friend, truth.

Noah made wine, and got drunk. He was living it up after the year he had just been through, and Noah let down his guard. (Genesis 9:20‑21) Here we see a strange (to us) thing. Genesis 9:22 "And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. (KJV)" What is the sin, we ask, dumbfounded. What is so sinful about seeing a drunk old man lying naked?

Now the cemetery teachers will say things like, Ham 'laughed at him', or 'Ham was a homosexual', or 'Ham had no respect,' or something equally absurd. The Hebrew phrase "to uncover someone's nakedness" has a very special meaning. Let us look at Leviticus 18:8 "The nakedness of thy father's wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father's nakedness.  "Well, you say, that is perhaps a suggestion, but In don't know...Ok, How about Leviticus 20:11 "And the man that lieth with his father's wife hathun covered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. (KJV) "Is that language plain enough? According to the Word, Canaan was an incestuous offspring.

OK, now let me ask you what RACE Canaan was? Was he black, red, yellow, white, brown, or adamic? If you answered 'Adamic, go to the head of the class. Of course Canaan was Adamic, because BOTH of his parents were, and they were just like Noah, 'perfect in their pedigree' (Genesis 6:9‑10) from Adam, the eighth day man. Pay special attention to these "Canaanites", as you study the Word. They gave Abraham and Israel a lot of trouble for a long time. Then they joined with the Kenites, and had completely taken over the temple service by the time the second ADAM, Jesus came. They killed Him. They are the ones today who give our true brother Judah a hard time, Revelation 2:9 "In know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)and In know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. (KJV) "Revelation 3:9 "Behold, In will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, In will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that In have loved thee."

Only these two of the seven churches received no condemnation from our LORD. Look at what they recognized. They knew who the Kenites were. Do you? Does your "church" teach about them? As you continue on in your studies, don't be afraid to follow the leading of God's Holy Spirit. Use your mind and the original languages to expose the lies. Don't expect people in today's theological cemeteries to be pleased with your insight, though. Most will reject truth, just like they rejected Jesus in His day, and as Jesus said they would in our day. God's Truth, my friends, is much stranger than man's fiction.

                     Where Did Cain Get His Wife?

This is a question that has caused a lot of controversy in Christians and one which they have avoided for centuries; especially the Judeo‑Christians because most of them do very little if any serious Bible study. They simply let some so‑called member of the clergy tell them what is what.

Since Cain was banished to the land of Nod, after his brother's murder, and before Eve gave birth to her third son Seth (Compare Genesis 4:8‑17 with Genesis 4:25), then there was as yet only one (supposed) descendant of Adam on earth, and this was the reprobate Cain. We know that Cain had a wife, and evidence would indicate that he had taken a female from among the BEASTS OF THE FIELD, ONE OF THE OTHER RACES.

After the birth of his first son, Enoch, Cain built a city (Genesis 4:17). THERE CAN BE NO CITY WITHOUT INHABITANTS AND THOSE WHO INHABITED THE CITY WHICH HE BUILT WERE OBVIOUSLY THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND OF NOD, the same creating that had been given to Adam as servants in the Garden of Eden. They were driven forth with Adam, and became wanderers, which is the meaning of the word NOD. These were a numerous people who had been CREATED (Genesis 1:27) before the FORMATION of Adam.

Before Cain was driven forth from the presence of God, he complained:

"My punishment is greater than In can bear, Behold, Thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall In be hid; and In shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass that everyone that findeth me shall slay me." (Genesis 4:13‑14)

A fugitive from whom? Certainly not his father and mother, Adam and Eve! From who then would he be forced to flee? And to whom did he refer when he spoke about "everyone that findeth me shall kill me?" It would be none other than the inhabitants of the land of Nod, and these inhabitants, we believe were THE OTHER RACES, THE BEAST OF THE FIELD.

So God put a mark upon Cain(we are not told what it was) and gave a command that whosoever slew Cain, his vengeance would fall seven fold. (Possibly Cain was made to resemble the people of Nod). In any case, he was able to assemble enough people to build a city and the female he took as his wife, was not a descendant of Adam.

A very expressive term can be found in the book of Jude, in the New Testament, when he describes the great sin of Sodom as "going after strange flesh." That is a very descriptive term. The Sodomites were given to every imaginable sexual perversion, just as they are today (See Genesis 19:1‑9), and it was for this fifth that they were eliminated. These Sodomites were Canaanites (See Genesis 10:15‑19). It is most significant that Cain, is mentioned in this context in Jude 11.

Note that Jude first mentions the angels which kept not their first estate. These may or may not have been the "sons of God who married daughters of men." (There is a great deal of argument on this among Bible scholars).

Then Jude speaks of the Sodomites who were destroyed for the same wickedness; "going after strange flesh." These as brute BEASTS CORRUPT THEMSELVES, he says, and pronounces:

"Woe unto them, because they have gone in the way of Cain." (Jude 6‑11)

Thus the wickedness of Cain, the wickedness of the Sodomites, all appear to be similar. All these filthy dreamers defiled themselves by filthy sexual intercourse with "strange flesh." (Verse 8) The civilization of Cain was very wicked and was completely wiped out by the flood. The fate of Sodom is known to every Bible reader.

When Jeremiah wrote concerning the Babylonian captivity of the Judahites, he said:

"And now I have given all these lands into the hands of NEBUCHADNEZZAR, the king of Babylon, My servant; and the BEASTS OF THE FIELD, have I given him also to serve him." (See Jeremiah 27:6)

when prophesying of the destruction of Babylon, he wrote,

"O Lord, Thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither MAN OR BEAST, but it shall be desolate forever." (Jeremiah 51:62)

This prophecy was fulfilled ages ago, and it is most significant to find that the ancient ruins of Babylon abound with four‑footed animals but that MEN, and the BEASTS OF THE FIELD, THE OTHER RACES, ARE COMPLETELY ABSENT FROM THIS AREA.

From these facts, we can only conclude that the BEASTS OF THE FIELD are indeed a servant race, distinct and separate from the Adamic creation of God, but who have a special place and calling in God. They are vocal, intelligent, capable of prayer, and repentance. The pure Negro stock is a servant order, as are the angels in heaven.

                            The Posterity of Cain

It is important to note that the posterity of Cain comes in the First Tôkedôth, viz., that of “the generations of the heavens and the earth;” and not in “in the book of the generations of Adam.”

The posterity of Seth commences with “the generations of Adam:” showing that the two accounts are distinct, and deal with two different subjects.

There were 130 years before Seth was born and substituted for Abel in the line of the promised seed.

In those 130 years AFTER Cain, Adam must have begotten “sons and daughters,” as in the 800 years after Seth.

If Abel died in a.m. 125, and Abel and Cain had children before that year, even supposing they had no descendants till they reached the age of sixty-five, Adam could have had 130 children. And if each of those could have a child at sixty-five years of age, one in each successive year, there would have been 1,219 in a.m. 130. If we suppose Adam’s earlier sons and daughters to have had children at the age of twenty one instead of at sixty-five, there would have been over half a million in the 130 years , without reckoning the old or young, and this at a very moderate of increase.

It is generally assumed that Adam and Eve had no children beyond those named. But, as in the line of Seth, it is very clear form Genesis 5:4 that they had, we may well conclude that the same was the case in the line of Cain. It is a gratuitous assumption that Abel had no posterity.

It is manifest that the history assumes a considerable population; and the act that there is no attempt to explain it, proves its genuineness, and shows that we are left to explain it for ourselves in the only natural way by which it can be explained. (Companion Bible, Appendix 20, page 26)

                           An Ancient Civilization

Solomon said:

“...there is no new thing under the sun. Is there anything whereof it may be said, See, this is new? It hath been already of old time, which was before us. THERE IS NO REMEMBRANCE OF FORMER THINGS; neither shall there be any remembrances of things that are to come with those that shall come after.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9-11)

We know little of ancient scientific attainments. However, the little we do know indicates a marvelous advancement in that knowledge which we not call modern. There are traditions which indicate that the art of flying was known of old. We have every reason to believe that this early civilization, founded by Cain, equaled, if it did not surpass, the achievements of today. Man tried to gain, through physical attainment, that happiness which had been lost through spiritual degradation.

The account records the building of great cities. There is also recorded corruption that permeated every stratum of society. Here is pictured the nomadic life of the people. Shown, too, are the industrial and manufacturing activities at the centers of civilization. We are introduced to arts and sciences of these ancient people. The smelting, casting and finishing of fine metal work is recounted as one of the great achievements of that time.

We know that STEEL was invented and used in ancient times; and we are told of it being used in the Bible in several different places and it was not spoken of as something new, but was spoken of as something that had been around long enough that it was no surprise to anyone when it was being used:

“He teacheth my hands to war; so that A BOW OF STEEL is broken by mine arms.” (2 Samuel 22:35)

“He shall flee from THE IRON WEAPON, and THE BOW OF STEEL shall strike him through.” (Job 20:24)

“He teacheth my hands to war, so that A BOW OF STEEL is broken by mine arms.” (Psalm 18:34)

KJV

“SHALL IRON BREAK THE NORTHERN IRON AND THE STEEL?” (Jeremiah 15:12)

The Godless character of this age and civilization is shown in aggressive warfare. The industrial growth and scientific development did not save the people from suffering the results of greed and lust. From that day to this, aggressive warfare has been the policy of nations and kingdoms who fail to recognize God or His Laws.

God now raised up preachers of righteousness (i.e., preachers of the Law of God) to oppose the violence established by a CAINanitish civilization. Here is recorded the beginning of preaching to call Adam men to righteousness. But preaching alone could not hold evil in restraint. Because of this a day finally came when

God passed judgment upon this ancient civilization, and a great catastrophe brought about its destruction.

The sons of Cain followed in the homicidal steps of their father, corrupting all who were associated with them in their achievements. Without God, the acquired knowledge and science of man was used to curse the earth and to destroy man. (This ancient civilization clearly demonstrates that knowledge gained without a corresponding spiritual advancement, brings disaster and trouble. Equity, justice and judgment can never be attained by any civilization without the establishment of God’s Law and His administration)

                       Preachers of Righteousness

As has been previously shown, the Godless civilization of the sons of Cain was the breeder of aggressive warfare and strife.

God now raised up a line of righteous men to fight this Godlessness by preaching the law of truth. Seth was born to Adam and Eve, thus renewing the line that was broken by the death of Abel, whom Cain slew. Seth and his sons were chosen by God to oppose the aggressive principles of the CAINanitish civilization which taught that “might makes right.”

Through this line of righteous preachers were to come the birthright and dominion which God promised to man. Here man came into close relation with God. It is stated of this line, “Then began men to call themselves by the name of the Lord,” (Genesis 5:26) that is, God’s people. This is the line, through Abraham, of which the House of Israel, the House of Judah, and the House of David were to come. The genealogy of Yahshua is traced back through this line to Seth and Adam.

There will always be enmity between the fundamental principles advocated by the two groups, the aggressors and the defenders. The aggressor who takes the sword, always will find the people of God in opposition, for they hold in their hands the second sword, that of defense. From Adam to Christ, and from Christ to the present time, this has been the order of warfare between right and wrong. (This warfare is destined to continue in spite of all the activities of peace organizations until He comes who is the Prince of Peace. He only can establish peace upon earth)

God teaches the Children of Israel (the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, Scandinavian, Celtic and kindred people of the Western World) to war. (Judges 3:1-2; 1 Chronicles 7:23, 40; 12:8, 23; 2 Samuel 22:35; Psalm 144:1)

The genealogy of the preachers of righteousness is set forth in the statement, “This is the book of the generations of Adam.” In the account of that genealogy, Cain is not mentioned. He and his line (the Jews) have passed from the Book of Life. Thus is briefly told the terrible end of men who have gone out, by choice, from any share in the Divine Plan.

The line is given from Adam, through Seth, to Noah, the eighth preacher of righteousness. But Noah was the tenth in generation. The reason he is but the eighth in priestly line is because Enoch was translated before his father died, and did not come to the priestly office. Methuselah, the son of Enoch, took the office direct from his grandfather, Jarred, the father of Enoch. Methuselah, in turn, outlived his son Lemech, and so passed the office directly to his grandson, Noah, the son of Lemech. Noah became the eighth preacher of righteousness, through the tenth in generation, because of these two, Enoch and Lemech, who never came into the office of righteousness.

Those who do not know the facts, raise objections to the long lives recorded of these men. They contend that men never could live to the ages reached by these early patriarchs. They fail to take into consideration the fact that the very atmospheric conditions of the antediluvian world were such that fermentation and decay were greatly delayed.

These conditions caused men to live to great ages as compared with the ages of men today. After the Deluge, the changing atmospheric conditions greatly accelerated the process of decay, and men’s ages began to shorten.

It has been said by agnostics and atheists:

For Noah to live and grow Grapes for over 600 years and not know that Grapes would ferment and produce alcohol, that would make a man drunk, is just too farfetched for me to comprehend.

This statement is in response to the following:

“And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.” (Genesis 9:20‑21)

The explanation is a simple one, the Scriptures testify that Noah had not been a husbandman for 600 years; he only began to be one AFTER the flood. But the main reason as to why Noah did not know wine would ferment is obvious. The atmospheric conditions that made the flood possible also prevented fermentation prior to the Deluge ‑‑ at least not with the rapidity with which fermentation takes place today.

Hence, Noah’s first experience with the result of drinking INTOXICATING grape juice came AFTER the Deluge, and after he had made wine from the first grapes he had cultivated under these new world conditions. In fact, this is one more proof that climatic conditions were greatly altered following the Flood.

Each generation following the Deluge found their lives shorter than those of the preceding generation, until three score and ten years became the span of life for man.

                               The Sons of God

The Bible declares that in the days of Noah, the Sons of God married the daughters of men. Who were these Sons of God? The Bible very clearly states that there are personalities apart from the human creation. A Satanic personality entered the Garden of Eden for the purpose of tempting man. So, as, in the days of Noah, the evidence clearly indicates that these Sons of God were other than the human race.

The Book of Job tells of the Sons of God presenting themselves before the Lord, “and Satan came also among them.” (Job 1:6) The discussion here had to do with earthly matters. Satan accused man of serving God for what he received. God allowed Job to be tested. The test was watched by those assembled, with marked interest.

It is also declared in the Bible that when the earth was created, eons of years ago, when the morning stars sang together, that the Sons of God shouted for joy. (Job 38:7)

It is stated in the book of Enoch that the angels, the children of Heaven, saw the daughters of men, that they were fair, and married whomsoever they pleased. It is stated also, that in the days of Jarred, two hundred of the angels descended for this purpose. The name of Jarred means to “descend.” The children of these forbidden unions were great giants. This is the origin of the stories of giants that have come down to us in the folklore of our race.

6:1: “And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.' And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: 'In fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and In alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jarred on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl. These are their chiefs of tens.” (Enoch 6:1-8)

7:1: “And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. And they began to sin against birds, and beasts, and reptiles, and fish, and to devour one another's flesh, and drink the blood. Then the earth laid accusation against the lawless ones.” (Enoch 7:1-6)

Peter speaks of this corrupt condition that existed in the days of Noah:

“God spared not the angels that sinned.” (2 Peter 2:4-5)

Jude also refers to this time when he speaks of

“...angels who which have kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation.” (Jude 6)

The Bible refers to such a corruption at this time. The Book of Enoch speaks of the secrets, powers and practices learned by men and taught of angels, which resulted in great violence and sin.

9:1: “And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth. And they said one to another: 'The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice of their cryingst up to the gates of heaven. And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit, saying, ‘Bring our cause before the Most High.’ And they said to the Lord of the ages: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, and God of the ages, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages! Thou hast made all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee. Thou seest what Azâzêl hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which men were striving to learn: And Semjâzâ, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. And the women have borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness. And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are wrought on the earth. And Thou knowest all things before they come to pass, and Thou seest these things and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.'” (Enoch 9:1-11)

Whether or not men will believe it, the Bible teaches that demons exist. It declares that they are disembodied spirits. The evidence points to the fact that they are the spirits of those antediluvians whose mothers were mortal and whose fathers were immortal, and whose bodies were destroyed in the days of Noah. If this be true it clearly accounts for the restlessness of these disembodied spirits.

                                    DEMONS

Another name for fallen angels who joined the kingdom of Satan in rebellion against God.

Origin. The origin of demons is not explicitly discussed in the Bible. But the New Testament speaks of the fall and later imprisonment of a group of angels (1 Peter 3:19‑20; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6). The group that participated in the fall apparently followed one of their own number, SATAN. The fall occurred before God's CREATION of the world, leaving Satan and his angels free to contaminate the human race with wickedness (Genesis 3; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:9).

Only part of the fallen angels took part in the wickedness at the time of the Flood (Genesis 6:1‑4). These were the ones who were imprisoned. God left the rest free to try to undermine the cause of righteousness in the world.

A symbolic view of this "initial" fall appears in Rev 12:3‑4 where the dragon (a symbol for Satan) "drew a third of the stars of heaven" (a symbol for angels) and "threw them to the earth." Thus, Satan has his own angels, presumably these demons (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:9).

Demons in the Old Testament. Because the Jews believed God's power was unlimited, the Old Testament contains little information about demons. The primitive status of the understanding of demons during this time is perhaps reflected in the way the Old Testament relates the fallen angels to God. It was a "distressing (or evil) spirit from God" (1 Samuel 16:15‑16,23) that brought great distress to Saul the king. It was a "lying spirit" from the Lord about whom Micah, the prophet of the Lord, spoke (1 Kings 22:21‑23).

Pagan worship is also related to demon activity in the Old Testament (Leviticus 17:7; Psalm 106:37). Demons delight in making heathen idols the focus of their activities.

Demons in the New Testament. The New Testament accepts the Old Testament teaching about demons and advances the doctrine significantly. Demons are designated in a number of different ways in the New Testament. Quite frequently they are called "unclean spirits" (Matthew 10:1; Mark 6:7). Another descriptive phrase for them is "wicked (or evil) spirit" (Luke 7:21; Acts 19:12‑13). In his writings Paul calls them "deceiving spirits" (1 Timothy 4:1). John refers to "the spirit of error" (1 John 4:6) and "spirits of demons" (Revelation 16:14). Luke describes one demon as a "spirit of divination"' (Acts 16:16).

The only individual demon named in the New Testament (Satan himself is never referred to as a demon) is the one called Abaddon in Hebrew and Apollyon in Greek (Revelation 9:11). Some scholars believe this is another name for Satan or that this is an unfallen angel. But stronger evidence suggests he was a fallen angelic leader who is subject to the kingly authority of Satan. Legion (Mark 5:9; Luke 8:30) is probably a collective name for a group of demons rather than the name of a single demon.

A prime purpose of Jesus' earthly ministry was to overcome the power of Satan. This included His conquest of the demonic realm (Matthew 12:25‑29; Luke 11:17‑22; John 12:31; 1 John 3:8). This explains the fierce conflict between Jesus and these evil spirits while He was on earth.

Yet Jesus' enemies accused Him of being in alliance with Satan's kingdom, including his demons (Mark 3:22; John 8:48). This same accusation was made against His forerunner, John the Baptist (Matthew 11:18; Luke 7:33). But Jesus' works of goodness and righteousness showed that these claims were not true (Matthew 12:25‑29; Luke 11:17‑22).

Following the resurrection of Jesus and His return to heaven, these demonic principalities and powers have continued their warfare against those who are His followers (Romans 8:38‑39; Ephesians 6:12). Yet Satan and his allies will finally be overthrown by God. After Christ returns, the devil and his angels will be defeated and thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10). This is a doom with which demons are quite familiar (Matthew 8:29). God will achieve the ultimate victory in this conflict which has been going on since the beginning of time.” (from Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright (c)1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

Through the preachers of righteousness, God’s spirit strove with men. Sin and corruption had now come to full maturity. God’s spirit ceased to strive with men because of violence and sin. God now purpose to destroy from the earth and cleanse the world of evil.

                       An Age Coming to Judgment

Moral and spiritual decadency, and an increase in crime, precede the ending of an age. The Antediluvian Age was no exception. With the advancement of civilization also came an increase in crime. With out God, or His laws, no attainment in the arts and sciences can save a civilization from ultimate disintegration because of evil generated from within. This is the story of the Antediluvian civilization, and it is true of all Godless civilization. The time of Noah was used by Yahshua as a sign of the inevitable destruction of a corrupt and faithless generation.

The spirit of God, through the preachers of righteousness, had been striving with men. The leaders and the people had become corrupt. Sin had matured and a generation was coming to judgment. It is said that every thought of man’s heart prompted hi to do evil. (Genesis 6:5)

God pronounced judgment upon that part of the world steeped in sin. That judgment was to be world wide, for he wold sweep all living creatures from the earth. But Noah found grace in the sight of God. He was just; that is, he was upright and righteous and kept God’s laws.

Noah received warning of the destruction that was to come when the great canopy above the firmament would break and fall. He was told to prepare to save himself and those who would believe his warning and so he began building a great vessel, its construction specifications having been furnished by God. During the one hundred twenty years of its building, Noah preached. He never grew weary as he preached a real salvation from a real danger. His is the most remarkable example of human faith and steadfastness on record.

God waited while Noah built the vessel. With it completed, god’s waiting ended; the time had come for Noah and his family to enter the ark. Food for human beings and fodder for beasts had been gathered and stored in it.

The dimensions of this vessel compare very favorably with the large transatlantic vessels of our day. In its construction Noah had made portholes around each side of its three decks. He had received special instructions to make a great skylight above for ventilating purposes. This was the window especially mentioned in the instructions given for the building of the ark.

Noah and his wife and their three sons and their wives went into the ark. Noah brought the animals into the ark in pairs to preserve the species on the earth. The clean animals went in by sevens; that is, the cattle and animals which were to become meat for man in the coming new order. The fowls of the air were also taken into the ark.

                            Duration of the Flood

Scientific investigation has proven that the world has suffered from prehistoric disasters. Flood and storms, seismic disturbances and meteoric deposits have all contributed their part. The difficulty has been to place these cataclysmic events in their accurate relation to each other. The Bible tells the story of the order of these happenings.

The second verse of the first chapter of Genesis tells of a cataclysm, resulting in world-wide chaos, when the earth became void and without form. Here is recorded a condition that only titanic forces of cosmic destruction could produce. Again, just before the birth of Noah, vast meteoric deposits brought blight and sterility over a certain portion of the earth’s surface. These terrible conditions brought forth the prophecy from Lemech concerning Noah,

“This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed.” (Genesis 5:29)

The Flood restored fertility to the soil.

Moses, in recording the Flood, states the actual events of an historic happening as he tells the story. His chronology is perfect. He records events, day by day and month by month for a period of one year. Many have failed to note the duration of the Flood, and fewer still have noted the accuracy of the account.

The summons came for Noah to enter the ark which he had completed. On the 17th day of the second month in the 600th hear of his life, the Flood began. It continued earth for forty days. But the waters were upon the earth for one year.

“For yet seven days, and I WILL CAUSE IT TO RAIN UPON THE EARTH FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.” (Genesis 7:4)

“And THE RAIN WAS UPON THE EARTH FORTY DAYS AND FORTY NIGHTS.” (Genesis 7:12)

“And THE FLOOD WAS FORTY DAYS UPON THE EARTH; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.” (Genesis 7:17)

“And it came to pass AT THE END OF FORTY DAYS, that NOAH OPENED THE WINDOW OF THE ARK which he had made.” (Genesis 8:6)

The Flood began with the fountains of the Great Deep breaking up and the windows of heaven, or the woven work of heaven, being opened. Thus is given the record of the breaking up of the canopy which was above the firmament. This great volume of water how began to fall.

“In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.” (Genesis 7:11)

                    Was Noahs Flood Universal?

For years the controversy has raged about whether Noah's flood was universal, or was it confined to a certain geographical location. This is a study to present our view about the flood as related in the Scriptures. We will use the Bible, and see if it has anything to say about it's scope.

The common claim, among most denominations, who still preach the Bible; and who more or less try to stay with the Scriptures as they read it and study it. Is that there was a world wide drowning of men, about 4300 to 4500 years ago.

That there was a flood called Noah's flood that drowned all the men upon the earth at that time in the world's history, except for his wife, his sons and their families. This is the common teaching among most Protestant Denominations, the Catholic Church. Some Fundamentalists groups and some Pentecostal groups do not teach this. Then there are many people outside of the church who don't know one way or the other, and could really care less.

Some of them think this is nonsense, they think the Bible story is a myth. Some say that is not important anyway. Then there is the great, vast bulk of the population, know so little about the Bible, they don't know if there might have been a flood or not.

Those who do study the Bible, and are willing to go through the Scriptures and see what the Bible actually teaches about where was the flood in Noah's time. First of all let us look at the Book of Genesis.

It is amazing how people can read a verse of scripture, and think to themselves: Yes that's right. Then they put their brain in neutral and simply become brain dead. They will study no further; they have found the truth; and God help the person who disagrees with them.

Such is the case when a discussion comes up concerning Noah's flood. Many read Genesis 6:13-17:

"And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them WITH THE EARTH...And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die."

These are the verses most generally used when defending the destruction of the entire earth by Noah's flood. Now first off we know that the earth was not destroyed. Yet, if one is to believe that the flood was universal, they must also believe that the entire world was destroyed at that time. Because that is what is says "I will destroy them WITH THE EARTH."

By this one verse we know that the flood was not universal. But let's go on because those who believe in the entire world being flooded will not be content with this verse. But one can just see them beginning to foam at the mouth, and wish to destroy me, and accuse me of trying to destroy God's Word. And nothing could be further from the truth. I simply believe in reading and "UNDERSTANDING" all of God's Word and not present some stupid argument that the atheists and other non-believers can latch upon like a dog on a bone.

First. Let's look at what Strong's Concordance has to say about the word earth. I suppose you all will accept that Strong's is an authority. If you do not, then there is nothing which can be used as an authority for anything. Strong's relates:

In the Old Testament the following is used almost every time. #127: soil; country, earth, ground, husband, land. #776: a land; common, country, earth, field, ground, land, nations, way, wilderness, world. In the following one is used only once and the other only a few times. #2789: a piece of pottery; earth; sherd, stone. #6083: dust; clay, earth, mud: ashes; dust; earth; ground, mortar; powder; rubbish.

In the New Testament the following is used almost every time: #1093: soil; region; country; earth; ground; land; world. Once as #3625: Part of the globe; the Roman Empire; Once as #1919: worldly; in earth; terrestri­al. Once as #2709: The ground; subterranean, under the earth. Once as #3749: eartern-ware; of earth; earthen.

"And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth: and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. {Well so far so good. Everything is going to die and everything is covered, but in the next verse it says} Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered." (Genesis 7:17-20)

There are two possibilities of this specific verse. First of all 15 cubits is believed by most Bible scholars to equal approx. 22 ½ feet. In other words a foot and a half for each cubit. Now, if this means 22 ½ feet above the highest hill then the earth was covered. If it means 22 ½ feet above the location of the Ark or where the Ark was built. Then you are in trouble, the water would not have been deep enough to cover the entire planet.

But let's go on and read some other verses:

"And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died." (Genesis 7:21-22)

So far everything that we have read, is quite familiar to those who teach about the flood. And it does sound pretty complete. It sounds pretty complete as far as the destruction of everything outside of the Ark. And of course, we know, from the contents of the scriptures that all of the animals and people inside the Ark did not die.

The real question is, after reading and studying God's Word and trying to find out about the flood. Which must be understood in order to understand history a little better. When God said in His Word - The Earth - did He mean the planet earth? Or did He mean the Land? Did He mean the planet earth, which would mean the entire earth? Or did He actually mean the land which was being spoken about?

Turn to Genesis 4:11-14 where in speaking about Cain we read:

"And now art thou cursed FROM THE EARTH...And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me out this day FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH..."

It is clear that Cain was only being driven out from the place where he was, to another place. But Cain said to the Lord "thou hast driven me out this day FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH." If we used just that phrase one could easily say that Cain was removed off of the earth entirely.

Because it says from the face of the earth. But then the scriptures show that Cain clearly understood what had happened.

"And from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth."

Here we have two things pointed out to us.

ONE: That the scriptures are only concerned with a certain geographical area of the world. Cain knew this, otherwise he would not have made the proviso statement: "from thy face shall I be hid." This clearly shows that when Cain moved out of that specific geographical area, that God was no longer concerned with him, and he would be, in effect, hidden from God's eyes.

SECOND: That Cain clearly knew that he was being driven from one area of the earth to another. And not literally from off the earth entirely, the planet earth, but from the land wherein he had dwelt. And that he would sill be on the planet earth.

AFTER THE FLOOD: Genesis 11:1:

"And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech."

Now that's what it says. It says that "the whole earth was of one language and one speech." Trying to interpret this in the same manner as the previous verses to mean a world wide flood.

We would have to assume that it meant that every person on the earth spoke one language. Because that is what it says.

"And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there."

Now they must be the people of all the earth. So if we follow the same line of interpretation we would have to assume all of the living people on the face of the earth spoke one language and they all came and dwelt in the land of Shinar.

Archaeologists and sciences can provide no record of all the people of the earth living in the land of Shinar, about 2400 years before the birth of Christ. But let's go on and read some more.

This is the story of the angel bringing Lot out before the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah:

"The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt." (Genesis 19:23)

We know from the story that those who were inside these cities on the plain were wicked. God destroyed those two cities, Lot and his two daughters and his wife went out and his wife died and was turned into a pillar of salt. And as some translations say, turned into a pillar of ashes. Leaving Lot and his two daughters alive.

When we read verses 30 and 31 listen to what is said:

"And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him...And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and THERE IS NOT A MAN IN THE EARTH to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth."

There is not a man in the earth. When one interprets this in the same manor as he might interpret the others. You would have to assume, with the limited knowledge that we have hear, that what she means is that all the rest of humanity has died. That there are no other men alive.

Because she said "THERE IS NOT A MAN IN THE EARTH" to come into us in like manner. And of course you know the rest of the story. That the girls went ahead and got pregnant by their father, because they "thought" all the rest of the men on earth had died. Yet in verse 30 we know there "were" others alive because Lot "feared to dwell in Zoar."

If there were no others alive but him and his two daughters what did he have to fear. Of course those who don't want to accept what is being presented will cry out: "He was afraid of the animals."

But the scriptures don't say that. And if one believes in a universal flood, then they have to believe that if there were animals that frightened Lot, the scriptures would say so. At any rate, here, the universal flood advocates will be forced to admit, all mankind was once again destroyed except Lot and his two daughters.

As we continue on to Genesis 41 we find that Joseph is in Egypt, and we are coming up to the time of the famine.

"And the seven years of plenteous-ness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended. And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and THE DEARTH WAS IN ALL LANDS; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread."

Following the same line of reasoning that has been followed before. That would mean that all the rest of the world was suffering from a famine or a dearth or drought, whatever turns you on; except for the land of Egypt. Verses 55-57:

"And when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, God unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do. And THE FAMINE WAS OVER ALL THE FACE OF THE EARTH: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine waxes sore in the land of Egypt. And ALL COUNTRIES CAME INTO EGYPT to Joseph for to buy corn; BECAUSE THAT THE FAMINE WAS SO SORE IN ALL LANDS."

We are arriving at a time when secular history is very specific, and we can study the ancient writings and get a pretty good idea of what was happening in those days. Of course, prior to the flood, we recognize that there are few actual written records available and thus are limited in our knowledge of that time in history.

But, if we follow the same reasoning as on the previous verses, the plain teaching of these scriptures, and if we interpret them in the same manner as the advocates of a universal flood do, this very definitely means that ALL OF THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS HAVING A FAMINE. Right?

This would mean that the Americas, England, Australia, China, New Zealand and etc., were suffering from a famine or dearth. And that they all came to Egypt to purchase food. Which would have been impossible because the Scriptures does not even recognize China or the rest of the world at this point in time.

From the knowledge that we have gained from history and archeology in the last thousand years of this time, after the flood, does not indicate that we have any knowledge of people from Asia, the Americas, the Eskimos, or anybody else from the opposite side of the earth going to Egypt to buy food. In fact, if one will study closely they will see that the only people involved in this famine was Egypt and the lands immediately surrounding Egypt.

If you will obtain a map of that portion of the earth, you will clearly see, that everything we have talked about so far, has been a relatively small geographic area in the Middle East.

But, yet many still teach that the flood was over all the earth. Now we have read that the famine at the time of Joseph was over all of the earth. Yet there is no record of it in our secular history, of people coming into Egypt from the other parts of the earth to buy food.

So far, to briefly relate what has transpired:

1). We have a flood which has covered all the earth;

2). We have a fire which the survivors have stated

specifically, that there were no other men left on the earth;

3). We also have a famine which was, a famine over

ALL THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

Do we, have, in truth, three things which has either destroyed all of the populations of the earth or most of them. In fact, the last one leaves us to believe that all of the people on earth, who did not go to Egypt died.

Therefore, everyone on earth died of the famine except for those in Egypt and the few fortunate enough to be able to get to Egypt to get food.

Now turn to the Tenth Chapter of Exodus where we will look at the plagues of Egypt, a story most know quite well. Exodus 10:14-15:

"And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. For THEY COVERED THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH..."

Here, we have yet another plague which covered the face of the whole earth.

"...so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, {where?} through all the land of Egypt."

Yet the phraseology or terminolo­gy is identical to what we have read before. They covered all the face of the whole earth.

In Ezekiel 39 all of the Israelites were killed. Did you know that all of the Israelites were dead in Ezekiel's day? Well Ezekiel the prophet said so. Talking about this end of the age battle, he said:

"And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: SO FELL THEY ALL BY THE SWORD."

Thus Ezekiel is telling us that all of the Israelites had fallen by the sword.

As we said earlier, we am not trying to be frivolous about this thing. I am simply trying to show you that when the Bible talks about something happening over all of an area or all of something or over all of the earth; that it does not necessarily mean that every single solitary person on every inch of the entire planet was involved. Because if it did we have already had more than four total destructions or almost total destructions.

Turn to Ezra we will show you, after we state the point, we will show you THE LOCATION OF THE FLOOD ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE!

"Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven HATH GIVEN ME ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE EARTH..."

Now we are arriving down to a point in history where we can easily verify the things that have happened in the scriptures according to secular written history.

There is no way for us to know what Cyrus was thinking or what God Almighty was thinking when He put it in His Word. But we know from secular history that Cyrus's kingdom never extended more than a thousand miles from his capital city.

He had a tremendous kingdom; But the Bible says that God had given him "all the kingdoms of the earth." Yet we know, and no minister tries to prove to us, that Cyrus ruled over China or North America or South America, or even over Africa.

They know better. They know just how foolish such teaching would be. Because it would not take long for their flock to realize that he was teaching a falsehood.

Turn to Daniel. You know that Daniel was a high official in the Babylonian Kingdom, and after he and the others has shown their protection and favor of God. Daniel 6:24:

"And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den."

Darius was so pleased with the actions of God and His apparent protection of Daniel that this was what he did. Then, in verse 25:

"Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that DWELL IN ALL THE EARTH..."

That is what is says. God's Word says;

"Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, THAT DWELL IN ALL THE EARTH; Peace be multiplied unto you. I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel."

What was he talking about? Of course, when Darius wrote to all the people on the earth, he was writing to all the people IN HIS KINGDOM! And his kingdom, we know from secular history and from God's Word was rather limited compared to the entire planet.

It covered an area contained in that small geographical area, where all of the Bible talks about. It did not exceed beyond it. Not a single bit of the previous history has gone outside that small geographical area of the Middle East.

Now turn to the New Testament to the book of Luke, where we read the reason that Joseph and Mary came to Bethlehem. Luke 2:1-3:

"And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that ALL THE WORLD SHOULD BE TAXED. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And ALL went to be taxed, EVERY ONE INTO HIS OWN CITY."

You see what happens if one interprets the scriptures the same way all the way through the Bible. Now we have Caesar Augustus ruling over ALL OF THE WORLD. Which is absolutely not true.

He never ruled over Germany. He never ruled over all of the British Isles. He never ruled over the Americas. He never ruled over Japan.

Also, the people on the other continents could not come to their cities, because they did not originate in Palestine, or where the king had influence.

He never ruled over Asia, nor any of the other countries of the world. Do you not see how silly those who would have us believe that the flood was universal?

Because according to the way they interpret the scriptures they would have all the Indians in North and South America going into their cities to be taxed. They would have all the Chinese going into their cities to be taxed. They would have all the Japanese going into their cities.

Countries that never knew Rome existed for hundreds or thousands of years later. They would have you believe that. Because right here in the scriptures it says "ALL WENT TO BE TAXED, EVERY ONE TO HIS OWN CITY." It is clear that this scripture is not talking about the entire planet earth, it is talking, once again, about a certain geographical location in the Middle East.

For another point turn to the book of Acts. Did you know that if all of the people did not die in the famine in Egypt, that they are going to die in another famine, which is related in Acts.

"And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the spirit that there should be great dearth THROUGHOUT ALL THE WORLD: WHICH CAME TO PASS IN THE DAYS OF CLAUDIUS CAESAR." (Acts 11:27-28)

Now we are down to about 1900 years ago, where we have excellent written secular history, and no one; not even the most ardent universal flood advocates would dare to declare that all the world had a great dearth or famine. Yet if one interprets these scriptures in the same way, then there must have been a famine over all the world, the entire planet 1900 years ago. And secular history failed to mention such a catastrophe.

To not park your brains at the door when you enter church. To think for yourselves and not to believe everything that someone tells you.

Search out the scriptures, think and reason, not just pat your self on the back and think what wonderful knowledge you have. That you have all the truth, and no one else has any. That is false. NO ONE, NOT ME, NOT YOU - NO ONE HAS ALL THE TRUTH EXCEPT ALMIGHTY GOD.

We are laying a foundation, so that you will fully understand what we are presenting, that it the interpretation is not true, that when the Bible says all the earth, it is talking about the entire planet.

THE ENTIRE BIBLE ONLY ENCOMPASSES ONE SMALL GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF THE SCRIPTURES WHEN IT IS SPEAKING HISTORICALLY. It is only when it is speaking prophetically that it is speaking about other parts of the world, and then it is only concerned with the Children of Israel. And we don't mean the Jews when we say that for they are no part of Israel. They are mostly of Japheth, Esau, and Khazars.

Turn to the Second Book of Peter. For we will now look at verses which are quite often referred to when the universal flood advocates talk of the flood again. And remember as we read these verses also, that so far, that the history written down in the Word of God still has not moved outside of the area of one small geographical portion of the Middle East.

All the way from the Book of Genesis to 2 Peter we have been talking about one geographical location. Peter is referring to the flood:

"For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly." (2 Peter 2:4-6)

God brought in the flood upon the world of the ungodly. And we would state that this doesn't necessarily mean all the world, the entire planet. First of all you must remember and understand the principle that God operates upon. Which is, that sin is the transgression of the Law. And where there is no Law there is no transgression.

God does not destroy even peoples unless they have the Law and violate it. And you can read this far in the Holy Scriptures and you will not find definite and conclusive evidence that God's Law was ever preached beyond the confines of that small geographical area of the world.

God's Law, as far as the scriptures relates had not gone out to the other parts of the planet. So the flood was brought in upon the ungodly.

Again this does not necessarily mean all the world - the entire planet. As we have already shown quite clearly, we believe. Of course there will be skeptics, such as one of the thieves which was crucified next to Christ. Who railed and mocked Him as they died.

"For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old {notice he was talking about people being destroyed who were 'WILLINGLY' ignorant, and definitely disobeying the Word of the Lord}, and THE EARTH standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished." (2 Peter 3:5-6)

But this does not necessarily prove a world or planet wide flood. Now make no misunderstanding, we know these can not be used to preach or teach a limited flood, but the universal flood advocates almost always use them and so we must recognize they are there.

Turn to Joshua, who we believe will show you the bounds of Noah's flood. You must understand that this was happening to Joshua approx. 500 years AFTER Shem.

So we are talking about a period of time which was 500 years after one of Noah's sons who was actually in the Ark during the flood. We are not talking about Joshua doing something a 1000 or 2000 years after the flood. But only about 500 years after it. He has called all the people of Israel together. He's old and knows he is going to die.

"Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem {a city between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River - this is where this event took place}, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God. And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, YOUR FATHERS DWELT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD in old time, even Terah the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods." (Joshua 24:1-2)

Now we have read, in part, the Bible through several times and never realized what is being presented here. Every time I read it I always thought in terms of time. Your fathers dwelt BEFORE the flood. But that is not what it is saying, is it? It says "Your fathers dwelt on the OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD." And then it gives the names of their fathers. "Terah, the father of Abraham." If you think about it for a minute it will dawn upon you that Terah didn't live BEFORE the flood. Terah lived just before Abraham, long AFTER the flood.

Yet the scriptures says that Terah lived "on the other side of the flood." Now if you will read this several times and "THINK" use your heads you will realize that Joshua is not talking about "time." HE IS TALKING ABOUT GEOGRAPHY!

He is telling them "WHERE THEY LIVED," not WHEN they lived! Now listen carefully to what he says: "...and I took your father Abraham FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac."

Turn to Genesis 11 and we will show you where Terah, Nachor and Abraham lived. Genesis 11:10:

"These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years AFTER THE FLOOD."

Then it goes down and gives all of the descendants of Shem. And two hundred and twelve years after the flood we read in verse 24:

"And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah."

Yet in Joshua 24, Joshua says, "your fathers even Terah," which Genesis 11 said was born two hundred and twelve years AFTER THE FLOOD, LIVED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD." And then it talks about bringing Abraham.

"And Terah took Abram {Abraham} his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there. And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran." (Genesis 11:31-32)

  Joshua said in Joshua 24:3:

"And I {Almighty God} took your father Abraham FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD..."

Now it is very apparent that Abraham did not live BEFORE the flood. So if God brought Abraham FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD, what is He talking about.

Well he is telling us that he, Joshua, standing at Shechem is on one side of where the flood was; and Abraham living in Ur of the Chaldees was living on the other side of the flood. And there is no doubt that he is talking about the flood of Noah.

So if you wish to know where the Flood of Noah was, then get you a good map of that part of the world in old times and look between Ur of Chaldees and Shechem and you will see the geographical area of the flood.

Now the scriptures tell us to have a second witness. So we will turn to a well known verse for this second witness. I believe that God has laughed at those who espouse a universal flood, and has revealed its location in one of the best known verses in the Bible, as a jest. To see if we would search out the truth for ourselves. Or would we grope in blindness.

"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served THAT WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD {Not 'BEFORE' the flood, but 'ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD'}, or the gods of the Ammorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:15)

Most ministers will read this and say "Well I don't know what you people are going to do, but I am going to serve the Lord."

Yet right here in that very commonly used verse is the double or second witness that Joshua knew he stood on one side of the flood, and that Abraham was born and raised on THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD. We realize this is a futile effort for most Christians because they do not want to know the truth. Because they would rather believe a lie than the truth. God said this was so:

"A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so..." (Jeremiah 5:31-32)

This is one of the reasons that Hosea declared:

"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: {why?}: BECAUSE THOU HAST REJECTED KNOWLEDGE..." (Hosea 6:4)

And if you will read the scriptures carefully and honestly you will see God destroyed the old world because the people were mixing with other races.

                          The Mountains of Ararat

The cradle of the Adamic Race was undoubtedly central Asia. Mt. Ararat in Armenia is NOT the mountains of Ararat. Until recently Mt. Ararat in Armenia was known as Mt. Massis. The mountains of Ararat of the Bible indicate not a single mountain, but a range of mountains.

      When the ark came to rest upon the mountains of Ararat, the highest peaks of all the mountains of the earth were covered thirty feet or more by the waters of the Flood. The top of Mt. Ararat in Armenia would have been so far below the surface of the water that the ark, with its draft of a little more than thirty feet, would have cleared this mountain range by many feet.

According to old geographies, the Hindu Kush Mountains, extending from the eastern extremity of the Himalayas. Were called Caucasus. Now this is the name of the mountain range between the Black and Caspian Seas. The mountains of Ararat was the ancient name of the high table lands of Tibet. Tibet is a word from a Hebrew root which we find used n the Bible for the Ark of Noah. Legends from India tell of the land of Arya-Varta, in the northern highlands ofKashmir, whence the early patriarchs descended to replenish the earth. This name is but another form of Ararat. A mountain in Armenia bears this name today.

After the Flood the first migration is recorded, coming from the east toward the west.

“Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind...” (Hosea 12:1)

Those early pioneers came to the plains of Shinar. Looking at a map, it will be seen that Armenia is due north of the Euphrates valley. However, it will be seen that the land of Kashmir is due east. Thus, from the north of India came Noah and his sons as they journeyed westward, going forth from the ark to replenish the earth.

We might hazard a guess that the vessel used by Noah may be preserved under many feet of snow and ice in the high plateaux of the mountainous land of Tibet. In due time God may allow it to be revealed to a skeptical world, and further demonstrate the accuracy of His Word.

The northern part of India has been the home of mysterious science from time immemorial. The very name “kashmir” or “Kashdim,” means “keeper of secrets.” May there not yet be interesting facts to come forth from that land when it is opened up to real exploration?

This we know, when Yahshua was born there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem. They also were true Kashdim, and Israelites from the Assyrian captivity, for they had seen His star in the East, and had come to worship Him.

                       The Beginning of a New Age

The Flood ended, Noah and his sons came forth to a new order of the ages. A world-wide tropical condition had passed. It is evident, and probable, that the great upheavals passed. It is evident, and probable, that the great upheavals and fall of the waters above, also produced a change in the earth’s axis. The Bible gives the account of the beginning of seasons following the Flood.

In this new order, seed time and harvest, heat and cold, summer and winter, are further added as a curse to man’s labors. This necessitated fighting the elements in his desire to exist upon the earth.

A rainbow is seen for the first time. The changed atmospheric conditions made rain possible. This had not been so during the previous age. In the first sun shower witnessed by Adam man, Noah and his sons gazed upon a rainbow. God made this the token of His Covenant that He would not again destroy all flesh by the waters of a flood. The very appearance of the rainbow is in itself evidence that all the water above the firmament had fallen. None remained there to again threaten Adam kind with destruction by water.

Adam Man’s life was shortened in the new order; the race of men prior to the Flood had lived to be hundreds of years old. After the Flood, the lives of each generation became much shorter than those of their fathers. The very conditions which brought about fermentation, also hastened decay in the body. Noah found by experience that wine fermented quickly, and was intoxicating in this new age. Life continued to shorten until finally three score and ten years became the allotted span of life for Adam man.

Adam man had, before the flood, apparently been a law unto himself, but after the flood, God authorized the institution of human government. That government was to suppress crime and punish criminals. The following statute was added to His laws, “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.” (Genesis 9:6)

From that day, human government became responsible to God for the administration of righteousness in the land. The individual was responsible to abstain from all known evil, and to do all known good. Individuals, organized into society, were responsible to govern in righteousness, restraining and punishing the guilty. Failure to administer law in equity and judgment, bring retribution upon governments, as punishments follow individual failures.

It is essential that this fact be recognized; only by the recognition of governmental responsibility, as well as individual requirements can we expect to understand the story the Bible tells. Governments were as much in God’s plan and purposes in the new age, as self-determination was the order of the previous age.

                          A Post-Flood Civilization

Immediately after the Flood, Ham revolted against the religious activities and requirements of his father, Noah, Han and his sons set up a government of their own in opposition to the rule of Noah and Shem.

Nimrod, son of Cush, and his wife, Semiramis, became the world’s first rulers in this revolt. Under the exalted rulership, a system of false worship was set up. Religious ceremonies, with binding oaths and secret obligations, became the basis of the security of their government. The initiated were taken into these organizations. The teachings and doctrines founded at this time are in full evidence today.

This government, founded upon strong secret organizations, became very powerful. Nimrod laid the foundation of his kingdom in the building of Babel. He also founded the Empire of Assyria and built Nineveh. Here is the record of the founding of two great empires which were destined to play an important part in world history. Babylon and Assyria, founded in opposition to the government of Noah and Shem, have run true to form in their opposition to the kingdom established by God at Mt. Sinai.

The Book of Jasher (Mentioned in Joshua 10:13; and 2 Samuel 1:18) relates the story of Abraham and Nimrod very well. A story more complete than that given in the Bible that we currently use.

                   The Story of Nimrod and Abraham

                  As Recorded in the Book of Jasher

                                    Chapter 7

1 And these are the names of the sons of Noah: Japheth, Ham and Shem; and children were born to them after the flood, for they had taken wives before the flood.

2 These are the sons of Japheth; Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras, seven sons.

3 And the sons of Gomer were Askinaz, Rephath and Tegarmah.

4 And the sons of Magog were Elichanaf and Lubal.

5 And the children of Madai were Achon, Zeelo, Chazoni and Lot.

6 And the sons of Javan were Elisha, Tarshish, Chittim and Dudonim.

7 And the sons of Tubal were Ariphi, Kesed and Taari.

8 And the sons of Meshech were Dedon, Zaron and Shebashni.

9 And the sons of Tiras were Benib, Gera, Lupirion and Gilak; these are the sons of Japheth according to their families, and their numbers in those days were about four hundred and sixty men.

10 And these are the sons of Ham; Cush, Mitzraim, Phut and Canaan, four sons; and the sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama and Satecha, and the sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan.

11 And the sons of Mitzraim were Lud, Anom and Pathros, Chasloth and Chaphtor.

12 And the sons of Phut were Gebul, Hadan, Benah and Adan.

13 And the sons of Canaan were Zidon, Heth, Amori, Gergashi, Hivi, Arkee, Seni, Arodi, Zimodi and Chamothi.

14 These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, and their numbers in those days were about seven hundred and thirty men.

15 And these are the sons of Shem; Elam, Ashur, Arpachshad, Lud and Aram, five sons; and the sons of Elam were Shushan, Machul and Harmon.

16 And the sons of Ashar were Mirus and Mokil, and the sons of Arpachshad were Shelach, Anar and Ashcol.

17 And the sons of Lud were Pethor and Bizayon, and the sons of Aram were Uz, Chul, Gather and Mash.

18 These are the sons of Shem, according to their families; and their numbers in those days were about three hundred men.

19 These are the generations of Shem; Shem begat Arpachshad and Arpachshad begat Shelach, and Shelach begat Eber and to Eber were born two children, the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the sons of men were divided, and in the latter days, the earth was divided.

20 And the name of the second was Yoktan, meaning that in his day the lives of the sons of men were diminished and lessened.

21 These are the sons of Yoktan; Almodad, Shelaf, Chazarmoveth, Yerach, Hadurom, Ozel, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah and Jobab; all these are the sons of Yoktan.

22 And Peleg his brother begat Yen, and Yen begat Serug, and Serug begat Nahor and Nahor begat Terah, and Terah was thirty‑eight years old, and he begat Haran and Nahor.

23 And Cush the son of Ham, the son of Noah, took a wife in those days in his old age, and she bare a son, and they called his name NIMROD, saying, At that time the sons of men again began to rebel and transgress against God, and the child grew up, and his father loved him exceedingly, for he was the son of his old age.

24 And the garments of skin which God made for Adam and his wife, when they went out of the garden, were given to Cush.

25 For after the death of Adam and his wife, the garments were given to Enoch, the son of Jarred, and when Enoch was taken up to God, he gave them to Methuselah, his son.

26 And at the death of Methuselah, Noah took them and brought them to the ark, and they were with him until he went out of the ark.

27 And in their going out, Ham stole those garments from Noah his father, and he took them and hid them from his brothers.

28 And when Ham begat his first born Cush, he gave him the garments in secret, and they were with Cush many days.

29 And Cush also concealed them from his sons and brothers, and when Cush had begotten NIMROD, he gave him those garments through his love for him, and NIMROD grew up, and when he was twenty years old he put on those garments.

30 And NIMROD became strong when he put on the garments, and God gave him might and strength, and he was a mighty hunter in the earth, yea, he was a mighty hunter in the field, and he hunted the animals and he built altars, and he offered upon them the animals before the Lord.

31 And NIMROD strengthened himself, and he rose up from amongst his brethren, and he fought the battles of his brethren against all their enemies round about.

32 And the Lord delivered all the enemies of his brethren in his hands, and God prospered him from time to time in his battles, and he reigned upon earth.

33 Therefore it became current in those days, when a man ushered forth those that he had trained up for battle, he would say to them, Like God did to NIMROD, who was a mighty hunter in the earth, and who succeeded in the battles that prevailed against his brethren, that he delivered them from the hands of their enemies, so may God strengthen us and deliver us this day.

34 And when NIMROD was forty years old, at that time there was a war between his brethren and the children of Japheth, so that they were in the power of their enemies.

35 And NIMROD went forth at that time, and he assembled all the sons of Cush and their families, about four hundred and sixty men, and he hired also from some of his friends and acquaintances about eighty men, and be gave them their hire, and he went with them to battle, and when he was on the road, NIMROD strengthened the hearts of the people that went with him.

36 And he said to them, Do not fear, neither be alarmed, for all our enemies will be delivered into our hands, and you may do with them as you please.

37 And all the men that went were about five hundred, and they fought against their enemies, and they destroyed them, and subdued them, and NIMROD placed standing officers over them in their respective places.

38 And he took some of their children as security, and they were all servants to NIMROD and to his brethren, and NIMROD and all the people that were with him turned homeward.

39 And when NIMROD had joyfully returned from battle, after having conquered his enemies, all his brethren, together with those who knew him before, assembled to make him king over them, and they placed the regal crown upon his head.

40 And he set over his subjects and people, princes, judges, and rulers, as is the custom amongst kings.

41 And he placed Terah the son of Nahor the prince of his host, and he dignified him and elevated him above all his princes.

42 And whilst he was reigning according to his heart's desire, after having conquered all his enemies around, he advised with his counselors to build a city for his palace, and they did so.

43 And they found a large valley opposite to the east, and they built him a large and extensive city, and NIMROD called the name of the city that he built Shinar, for the Lord had vehemently shaken his enemies and destroyed them.

44 And NIMROD dwelt in Shinar, and he reigned securely, and he fought with his enemies and he subdued them, and he prospered in all his battles, and his kingdom became very great.

45 And all nations and tongues heard of his fame, and they gathered themselves to him, and they bowed down to the earth, and they brought him offerings, and he became their lord and king, and they all dwelt with him in the city at Shinar, and NIMROD reigned in the earth over all the sons of Noah, and they were all under his power and counsel.

46 And all the earth was of one tongue and words of union, but NIMROD did not go in the ways of the Lord, and he was more wicked than all the men that were before him, from the days of the flood until those days.

47 And he made gods of wood and stone, and he bowed down to them, and he rebelled against the Lord, and taught all his subjects and the people of the earth his wicked ways; and Mardon his son was more wicked than his father.

48 And every one that heard of the acts of Mardon the son of NIMROD would say, concerning him, From the wicked goeth forth wickedness; therefore it became a proverb in the whole earth, saying, From the wicked goeth forth wickedness, and it was current in the words of men from that time to this.

49 And Terah the son of Nahor, prince of NIMROD's host, was in those days very great in the sight of the king and his subjects, and the king and princes loved him, and they elevated him very high.

50 And Terah took a wife and her name was Amthelo the daughter of Cornebo; and the wife of Terah conceived and bare him a son in those days.

51 Terah was seventy years old when he begat him, and Terah called the name of his son that was born to him ABRAM, because the king had raised him in those days, and dignified him above all his princes that were with him.

                                    Chapter 8

1 And it was in the night that ABRAM was born, that all the servants of Terah, and all the wise men of NIMROD, and his conjurors came and ate and drank in the house of Terah, and they rejoiced with him on that night.

2 And when all the wise men and conjurors went out from the house of Terah, they lifted up their eyes toward heaven that night to look at the stars, and they saw, and behold one very large star came from the east and ran in the heavens, and he swallowed up the four stars from the four sides of the heavens.

3 And all the wise men of the king and his conjurors were astonished at the sight, and the sages understood this matter, and they knew its import.

4 And they said to each other, This only betokens the child that has been born to Terah this night, who will grow up and be fruitful, and multiply, and possess all the earth, he and his children for ever, and he and his seed will slay great kings, and inherit their lands.

5 And the wise men and conjurors went home that night, and in the morning all these wise men and conjurors rose up early, and assembled in an appointed house.

6 And they spoke and said to each other, Behold the sight that we saw last night is hidden from the king, it has not been made known to him.

7 And should this thing get known to the king in the latter days, he will say to us, Why have you concealed this matter from me, and then we shall all suffer death; therefore, now let us go and tell the king the sight which we saw, and the interpretation thereof, and we shall then remain clear.

8 And they did so, and they all went to the king and bowed down to him to the ground, and they said, May the king live, may the king live.

9 We heard that a son was born to Terah the son of Nahor, the prince of thy host, and we yesternight came to his house, and we ate and drank and rejoiced with him that night.

10 And when thy servants went out from the house of Terah, to go to our respective homes to abide there for the night, we lifted up our eyes to heaven, and we saw a great star coming from the east, and the same star ran with great speed, and swallowed up four great stars, from the four sides of the heavens.

11 And thy servants were astonished at the sight which we saw, and were greatly terrified, and we made our judgment upon the sight, and knew by our wisdom the proper interpretation thereof, that this thing applies to the child that is born to Terah, who will grow up and multiply greatly, and become powerful, and kill all the kings of the earth, and inherit all their lands, he and his seed forever.

12 And now our lord and king, behold we have truly acquainted thee with what we have seen concerning this child.

13 If it seemeth good to the king to give his father value for this child, we will slay him before he shall grow up and increase in the land, and his evil increase against us, that we and our children perish through his evil.

14 And the king heard their words and they seemed good in his sight, and he sent and called for Terah, and Terah came before the king.

15 And the king said to Terah, In have been told that a son was yesternight born to thee, and after this manner was observed in the heavens at his birth.

16 And now therefore give me the child, that we may slay him before his evil springs up against us, and I will give thee for his value, thy house full of silver and gold.

17 And Terah answered the king and said to him: My Lord and king, I have heard thy words, and thy servant shall do all that his king desireth.

18 But my lord and king, I will tell thee what happened to me yesternight, that I may see what advice the king will  give his servant, and then I will answer the king upon what he has just spoken; and the king said, Speak.

19 And Terah said to the king, Ayon, son of Mored, came to me yesternight, saying,

20 Give unto me the great and beautiful horse that the king gave thee, and I will give thee silver and gold, and straw and provender for its value; and I said to him, Wait till I see the king concerning thy words, and behold whatever the king saith, that will I do.

21 And now my lord and king, behold I have made this thing known to thee, and the advice which my king will give unto his servant, that will I follow.

22 And the king heard the words of Terah, and his anger was kindled and

he considered him in the light of a fool.

23 And the king answered Terah, and he said to him, Art thou so silly, ignorant, or deficient in understanding, to do this thing, to give thy beautiful horse for silver and gold or even for straw and provender?

24 Art thou so short of silver and gold, that thou shouldst do this thing, because thou canst not obtain straw and provender to feed thy horse? and what is silver and gold to thee, or straw and provender, that thou shouldst give away that fine horse which I gave thee, like which there is none to be had on the whole earth?

25 And the king left off speaking, and Terah answered the king, saying, Like unto this has the king spoken to his servant;

26 I beseech thee, my lord and king, what is this which thou didst say unto me, saying, Give thy son that we may slay him, and I will give thee silver and gold for his value; what shall I do with silver and gold after the death of my son? who shall inherit me? surely then at my death, the silver and gold will return to my king who gave it.

27 And when the king heard the words of Terah, and the parable which he brought concerning the king, it grieved him greatly and he was vexed at this thing, and his anger burned within him.

28 And Terah saw that the anger of the king was kindled against him, and he answered the king, saying, All that I have is in the king's power; whatever the king desireth to do to his servant, that let him do, yea, even my son, he is in the king's power, without value in exchange, he and his two brothers that are older than he.

29 And the king said to Terah, No, but I will purchase thy younger son for a price.

30 And Terah answered the king, saying, I beseech thee my lord and king to let thy servant speak a word before thee, and let the king hear the word of his servant, and Terah said, Let my king give me three days' time till I consider this matter within myself, and consult with my family concerning the words of my king; and he pressed the king greatly to agree to this.

31 And the king hearkened to Terah, and he did so and he gave him three days' time, and Terah went out from the king's presence, and he came home to his family and spoke to them all the words of the king; and the people were greatly afraid.

32 And it was in the third day that the king sent to Terah, saying, Send me thy son for a price as I spoke to thee; and shouldst thou not do this, I will send and slay all thou hast in thy house, so that thou shalt not even have a dog remaining.

33 And Terah hastened, (as the thing was urgent from the king), and he took a child from one of his servants, which his handmaid had born to him that day, and Terah brought the child to the king and received value for him.

34 And the Lord was with Terah in this matter, that NIMROD might not cause ABRAM's death, and the king took the child from Terah and with all his might dashed his head to the ground, for he thought it had been ABRAM; and this was concealed from him from that day, and it was forgotten by the king, as it was the will of Providence not to suffer ABRAM's death.

35 And Terah took ABRAM his son secretly, together with his mother and nurse, and he concealed them in a cave, and he brought them their provisions monthly.

36 And the Lord was with ABRAM in the cave and he grew up, and ABRAM was in the cave ten years, and the king and his princes, soothsayers and sages, thought that the king had killed ABRAM.

                                    Chapter 9

1 And Haran, the son of Terah, ABRAM's oldest brother, took a wife in those days.

2 Haran was thirty‑nine years old when he took her; and the wife of Haran conceived and bare a son, and he called his name Lot.

3 And she conceived again and bare a daughter, and she called her name Milca; and she again conceived and bare a daughter, and she called her name SARAI.

4 Haran was forty‑two years old when he begat SARAI, which was in the tenth year of the life of ABRAM; and in those days ABRAM and his mother and nurse went out from the cave, as the king and his subjects had forgotten the affair of ABRAM.

5 And when ABRAM came out from the cave, he went to Noah and his son Shem, and he remained with them to learn the instruction of the Lord and his ways, and no man knew where ABRAM was, and ABRAM served Noah and Shem his son for a long time.

6 And ABRAM was in Noah's house thirty‑nine years, and ABRAM knew the Lord from three years old, and he went in the ways of the Lord until the day of his death, as Noah and his son Shem had taught him; and all the sons of the earth in those days greatly transgressed against the Lord, and they rebelled against him and they served other gods, and they forgot the Lord who had created them in the earth; and the inhabitants of the earth made unto themselves, at that time, every man his god; gods of wood and stone which could neither speak, hear, nor deliver, and the sons of men served them and they became their gods.

7 And the king and all his servants, and Terah with all his household were then the first of those that served gods of wood and stone.

8 And Terah had twelve gods of large size, made of wood and stone, after the twelve months of the year, and he served each one monthly, and every month Terah would bring his meat offering and drink offering to his gods; thus did Terah all the days.

9 And all that generation were wicked in the sight of the Lord, and they thus made every man his god, but they forsook the Lord who had created them.

10 And there was not a man found in those days in the whole earth, who knew the Lord (for they served each man his own God) except Noah and his household, and all those who were under his counsel knew the Lord in those days.

11 And ABRAM the son of Terah was waxing great in those days in the house of Noah, and no man knew it, and the Lord was with him.

12 And the Lord gave ABRAM an understanding heart, and he knew all the works of that generation were vain, and that all their gods were vain and were of no avail.

13 And ABRAM saw the sun shining upon the earth, and ABRAM said unto himself Surely now this sun that shines upon the earth is God, and him will I serve.

14 And ABRAM served the sun in that day and he prayed to him, and when evening came the sun set as usual, and ABRAM said within himself, Surely this cannot be God?

15 And ABRAM still continued to speak within himself, Who is he who made the heavens and the earth? who created upon earth? where is he?

16 And night darkened over him, and he lifted up his eyes toward the west, north, south, and east, and he saw that the sun had vanished from the earth, and the day became dark.

17 And ABRAM saw the stars and moon before him, and he said, Surely this is the God who created the whole earth as well as man, and behold these his servants are gods around him: and ABRAM served the moon and prayed to it all that night.

18 And in the morning when it was light and the sun shone upon the earth as usual, ABRAM saw all the things that the Lord God had made upon earth.

19 And ABRAM said unto himself Surely these are not gods that made the earth and all mankind, but these are the servants of God, and ABRAM remained in the house of Noah and there knew the Lord and his ways' and he served the Lord all the days of his life, and all that generation forgot the Lord, and served other gods of wood and stone, and rebelled all their days.

20 And king NIMROD reigned securely, and all the earth was under his control, and all the earth was of one tongue and words of union.

21 And all the princes of NIMROD and his great men took counsel together; Phut, Mitzraim, Cush and Canaan with their families, and they said to each other, Come let us build ourselves a city and in it a strong tower, and its top reaching heaven, and we will make ourselves famed, so that we may reign upon the whole world, in order that the evil of our enemies may cease from us, that we may reign mightily over them, and that we may not become scattered over the earth on account of their wars.

22 And they all went before the king, and they told the king these words, and the king agreed with them in this affair, and he did so.

23 And all the families assembled consisting of about six hundred thousand men, and they went to seek an extensive piece of ground to build the city and the tower, and they sought in the whole earth and they found none like one valley at the east of the land of Shinar, about two days' walk, and they journeyed there and they dwelt there.

24 And they began to make bricks and burn fires to build the city and the tower that they had imagined to complete.

25 And the building of the tower was unto them a transgression and a sin, and they began to build it, and whilst they were building against the Lord God of heaven, they imagined in their hearts to war against him and to ascend into heaven.

26 And all these people and all the families divided themselves in three parts; the first said We will ascend into heaven and fight against him; the second said, We will ascend to heaven and place our own gods there and serve them; and the third part said, We will ascend to heaven and smite him with bows and spears; and God knew all their works and all their evil thoughts, and he saw the city and the tower which they were building.

27 And when they were building they built themselves a great city and a very high and strong tower; and on account of its height the mortar and bricks did not reach the builders in their ascent to it, until those who went up had completed a full year, and after that, they reached to the builders and gave them the mortar and the bricks; thus was it done daily.

28 And behold these ascended and others descended the whole day; and if a brick should fall from their hands and get broken, they would all weep over it, and if a man fell and died, none of them would look at him.

29 And the Lord knew their thoughts, and it came to pass when they were building they cast the arrows toward the heavens, and all the arrows fell upon them filled with blood, and when they saw them they said to each other, Surely we have slain all those that are in heaven.

30 For this was from the Lord in order to cause them to err, and in order; to destroy them from off the face of the ground.

31 And they built the tower and the city, and they did this thing daily until many days and years were elapsed.

32 And God said to the seventy angels who stood foremost before him, to those who were near to him, saying, Come let us descend and confuse their tongues, that one man shall not understand the language of his neighbor, and they did so unto them.

33 And from that day following, they forgot each man his neighbor's tongue, and they could not understand to speak in one tongue, and when the builder took from the hands of his neighbor lime or stone which he did not order, the builder would cast it away and throw it upon his neighbor, that he would die.

34 And they did so many days, and they killed many of them in this manner.

35 And the Lord smote the three divisions that were there, and he punished them according to their works and designs; those who said, We will ascend to heaven and serve our gods, became like apes and elephants; and those who said, We will smite the heaven with arrows, the Lord killed them, one man through the hand of his neighbor; and the third division of those who said, We will ascend to heaven and fight against him, the Lord scattered them throughout the earth.

36 And those who were left amongst them, when they knew and understood the evil which was coming upon them, they forsook the building, and they also became scattered upon the face of the whole earth.

37 And they ceased building the city and the tower; therefore he called that place Babel, for there the Lord confounded the Language of the whole earth; behold it was at the east of the land of Shinar.

38 And as to the tower which the sons of men built, the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up one third part thereof, and a fire also descended from heaven and burned another third, and the other third is left to this day, and it is of that part which was aloft, and its circumference is three days' walk.

39 And many of the sons of men died in that tower, a people without number.

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1 And Peleg the son of Eber died in those days, in the forty‑eighth year of the life of ABRAM son of Terah, and all the days of Peleg were two hundred and thirty‑nine years.

2 And when the Lord had scattered the sons of men on account of their sin at the tower, behold they spread forth into many divisions, and all the sons of men were dispersed into the four corners of the earth.

3 And all the families became each according to its language, its land, or its city.

4 And the sons of men built many cities according to their families, in all the places where they went, and throughout the earth where the Lord had scattered them.

5 And some of them built cities in places from which they were afterward extirpated, and they called these cities after their own names, or the names of their children, or after their particular occurrences.

6 And the sons of Japheth the son of Noah went and built themselves cities in the places where they were scattered, and they called all their cities after their names, and the sons of Japheth were divided upon the face of the earth into many divisions and languages.

7 And these are the sons of Japheth according to their families, Gomer, Magog, Medai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras; these are the children of Japheth according to their generations.

8 And the children of Gomer, according to their cities, were the Francum, who dwell in the land of Franza, by the river Franza, by the river Senah.

9 And the children of Rephath are the Bartonim, who dwell in the land of Bartonia by the river Ledah, which empties its waters in the great sea Gihon, that is, oceanus.

10 And the children of Tugarma are ten families, and these are their names: Buzar, Parzunac, Balgar, Elicanum, Ragbib, Tarki, Bid, Zebuc, Ongal and Tilmaz; all these spread and rested in the north and built themselves cities.

11 And they called their cities after their own names, those are they who abide by the rivers Hithlah and Italac unto this day.

12 But the families of Angoli, Balgar and Parzunac, they dwell by the great river Dubnee; and the names of their cities are also according to their own names.

13 And the children of Javan are the Javanim who dwell in the land of Makdonia, and the children of Medaiare are the Orelum that dwell in the land of Curson, and the children of Tubal are those that dwell in the land of Tuskanah by the river Pashiah.

14 And the children of Meshech are the Shibashni and the children of Tiras are Rushash, Cushni, and Ongolis; all these went and built themselves cities; those are the cities that are situate by the sea Jabus by the river Cura, which empties itself in the river Tragan.

15 And the children of Elishah are the Almanim, and they also went and built themselves cities; those are the cities situate between the mountains of Job and Shibathmo; and of them were the people of Lumbardi who dwell opposite the mountains of Job and Shibathmo, and they conquered the land of Italia and remained there unto this day.

16 And the children of Chittim are the Romim who dwell in the valley of Canopia by the river Tibreu.

17 And the children of Dudonim are those who dwell in the cities of the sea Gihon, in the land of Bordna.

18 These are the families of the children of Japheth according to their cities and languages, when they were scattered after the tower, and they called their cities after their names and occurrences; and these are the names of all their cities according to their families, which they built in those days after the tower.

19 And the children of Ham were Cush, Mitzraim, Phut and Canaan according to their generation and cities.

20 All these went and built themselves cities as they found fit places for them, and they called their cities after the names of their fathers Cush, Mitzraim, Phut and Canaan.

21 And the children of Mitzraim are the Ludim, Anamim, Lehabim, Naphtuchim, Pathrusim, Casluchim and Caphturim, seven families.

22 All these dwell by the river Sihor, that is the brook of Egypt, and they built themselves cities and called them after their own names.

23 And the children of Pathros and Casloch intermarried together, and from them went forth the Pelishtim, the Azathim, and the Gerarim, the Githim and the Ekronim, in all five families; these also built themselves cities, and they called their cities after the names of their fathers unto this day.

24 And the children of Canaan also built themselves cities, and they called their cities after their names, eleven cities and others without number.

25 And four men from the family of Ham went to the land of the plain; these are the names of the four men, Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim.

26 And these men built themselves four cities in the land of the plain, and they called the names of their cities after their own names.

27 And they and their children and all belonging to them dwelt in those cities, and they were fruitful and multiplied greatly and dwelt peaceably.

28 And Seir the son of Hur, son of Hivi, son of Canaan, went and found a valley opposite to Mount Paran, and he built a city there, and he and his seven sons and his household dwelt there, and he called the city which he built Seir, according to his name; that is the land of Seir unto this day.

29 These are the families of the children of Ham, according to their languages and cities, when they were scattered to their countries after the tower.

30 And some of the children of Shem son of Noah, father of all the children of Eber, also went and built themselves cities in the places wherein they were scattered, and they called their cities after

their names.

31 And the sons of Shem were Elam, Ashur, Arpachshad, Lud and Aram, and they built themselves cities and called the names of all their cities after their names.

32 And Ashur son of Shem and his children and household went forth at that time, a very large body of them, and they went to a distant land that they found, and they met with a very extensive valley in the land that they went to, and they built themselves four cities, and they called them after their own names and occurrences.

33 And these are the names of the cities which the children of Ashur built, Nineveh, Resen, Calach and Rehobother; and the children of Ashur dwell there unto this day.

34 And the children of Aram also went and built themselves a city, and they called the name of the city Uz after their eldest brother, and they dwell therein; that is the land of Uz to this day.

35 And in the second year after the tower a man from the house of Ashur, whose name was Bela, went from the land of Nineveh to sojourn with his household wherever he could find a place; and they came until opposite the cities of the plain against Sodom, and they dwelt there.

36 And the man rose up and built there a small city, and called its name Bela, after his name; that is the land of Zoar unto this day.

37 And these are the families of the children of Shem according to their language and cities, after they were scattered upon the earth after the tower.

38 And every kingdom, city, and family of the families of the children of Noah built themselves many cities after this.

39 And they established governments in all their cities, in order to be regulated by their orders; so did all the families   of the children of Noah forever.

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1 And NIMROD son of Cush was still in the land of Shinar, and he reigned over it and dwelt there, and he built cities in the land of Shinar.

2 And these are the names of the four cities which he built, and he called their names after the occurrences that happened to them in the building of the tower.

3 And he called the first Babel, saying, Because the Lord there confounded the language of the whole earth; and the name of the second he called Erech, because from there God dispersed them.

4 And the third he called Eched, saying there was a great battle at that place; and the fourth he called Calnah, because his princes and mighty men were consumed there, and they vexed the Lord, they rebelled and transgressed against him.

5 And when NIMROD had built these cities in the land of Shinar, he placed in them the remainder of his people, his princes and his mighty men that were left in his kingdom.

6 And NIMROD dwelt in Babel, and he there renewed his reign over the rest of his subjects, and he reigned securely, and the subjects and princes of NIMROD called his name Amraphel, saying that at the tower his princes and men fell through his means.

7 And notwithstanding this, NIMROD did not return to the Lord, and he continued in wickedness and teaching wickedness to the sons of men; and Mardon, his son, was worse than his father, and continued to add to the abominations of his father.

8 And he caused the sons of men to sin, therefore it is said, From the wicked goeth forth wickedness.

9 At that time there was war between the families of the children of Ham, as they were dwelling in the cities which they had built.

10 And Chedorlaomer, king of Elam, went away from the families of the children of Ham, and he fought with them and he subdued them, and he went to the five cities of the plain and he fought against them and he subdued them, and they were under his control.

11 And they served him twelve years, and they gave him a yearly tax.

12 At that time died Nahor, son of Serug, in the forty‑ninth year of the life of ABRAM son of Terah.

13 And in the fiftieth year of the life of ABRAM son of Terah, ABRAM came forth from the house of Noah, and went to his father's house.

14 And ABRAM knew the Lord, and he went in his ways and instructions, and the Lord his God was with him.

15 And Terah his father was in those days, still captain of the host of king NIMROD, and he still followed strange gods.

16 And ABRAM came to his father's house and saw twelve gods standing there in their temples, and the anger of ABRAM was kindled when he saw these images in his father's house.

17 And ABRAM said, As the Lord liveth these images shall not remain in my father's house; so shall the Lord who created me do unto me if in three days' time I do not break them all.

18 And ABRAM went from them, and his anger burned within him. And ABRAM hastened and went from the chamber to his father's outer court, and he found his father sitting in the court, and all his servants with him, and ABRAM came and sat before him.

19 And ABRAM asked his father, saying, Father, tell me where is God who created heaven and earth, and all the sons of men upon earth, and who created thee and me. And Terah answered his son ABRAM and said, Behold those who created us are all with us in the house.

20 And ABRAM said to his father, My lord, shew them to me I pray thee; and Terah brought ABRAM into the chamber of the inner court, and ABRAM saw, and behold the whole room was full of gods of wood and stone, twelve great images and others less than they without number.

21 And Terah said to his son, Behold these are they which made all thou seest upon earth, and which created me and thee, and all mankind.

22 And Terah bowed down to his gods, and he then went away from them, and ABRAM, his son, went away with him.

23 And when ABRAM had gone from them he went to his mother and sat before her, and he said to his mother, Behold, my father has shown me those who made heaven and earth, and all the sons of men.

24 Now, therefore, hasten and fetch a kid from the flock, and make of it savory meat, that I may bring it to my father's gods as an offering for them to eat; perhaps I may thereby become acceptable to them.

25 And his mother did so, and she fetched a kid, and made savory meat thereof, and brought it to ABRAM, and ABRAM took the savory meat from his mother and brought it before his father's gods, and he drew nigh to them that they

might eat; and Terah his father, did not know of it.

26 And ABRAM saw on the day when he was sitting amongst them, that they had no voice, no hearing, no motion, and not one of them could stretch forth his hand to eat.

27 And ABRAM mocked them, and said, Surely the savory meat that I prepared has not pleased them, or perhaps it was too little for them, and for that reason they would not eat; therefore tomorrow I will prepare fresh savory meat, better and more plentiful than this, in order that I may see the result.

28 And it was on the next day that ABRAM directed his mother concerning the savory meat, and his mother rose and fetched three fine kids from the flock, and she made of them some excellent savory meat, such as her son was fond of, and she gave it to her son ABRAM; and Terah his father did not know of it.

29 And ABRAM took the savory meat from his mother, and brought it before his father's gods into the chamber; and he came nigh unto them that they might eat, and he placed it before them, and ABRAM sat before them all day, thinking perhaps they might eat.

30 And ABRAM viewed them, and behold they had neither voice nor hearing, nor did one of them stretch forth his hand to the meat to eat.

31 And in the evening of that day in that house ABRAM was clothed with the spirit of God.

32 And he called out and said, Woe unto my father and this wicked generation, whose hearts are all inclined to vanity, who serve these idols of wood and stone which can neither eat, smell, hear nor speak, who have mouths without speech, eyes without sight, ears without hearing, hands without feeling, and legs which cannot move; like them are those that made them and that trust in them.

33 And when ABRAM saw all these things his anger was kindled against his father, and he hastened and took a hatchet in his hand, and came unto the chamber of the gods, and he broke all his father's gods.

34 And when he had done breaking the images, he placed the hatchet in the hand of the great god which was there before them, and he went out; and Terah his father came home, for he had heard at the door the sound of the striking of the hatchet; so Terah came into the house to know what this was about.

35 And Terah, having heard the noise of the hatchet in the room of images, ran to the room to the images, and he met ABRAM going out.

36 And Terah entered the room and found all the idols fallen down and broken, and the hatchet in the hand of the largest, which was not broken, and the savory meat which ABRAM his son had made was still before them.

37 And when Terah saw this his anger was greatly kindled, and he hastened and went from the room to ABRAM.

38 And he found ABRAM his son still sitting in the house; and he said to him, What is this work thou hast done to my gods?

39 And ABRAM answered Terah his father and he said, Not so my lord, for I brought savory meat before them, and when I came nigh to them with the meat that they might eat, they all at once stretched forth their hands to eat before the great one had put forth his hand to eat.

40 And the large one saw their works that they did before him, and his anger was violently kindled against them, and he went and took the hatchet that was in the house and came to them and broke them all, and behold the hatchet is yet in his hand as thou seest.

41 And Terah's anger was kindled against his son ABRAM, when he spoke this; and Terah said to ABRAM his son in his anger, What is this tale that thou hast told? Thou speakest lies to me.

42 Is there in these gods spirit, soul or power to do all thou hast told me? Are they not wood and stone, and have I not myself made them, and canst thou speak such lies, saying that the large god that was with them smote them? It is thou that didst place the hatchet in his hands, and then sayest he smote them all.

43 And ABRAM answered his father and said to him, And how canst thou then serve these idols in whom there is no power to do any thing? Can those idols in which thou trustest deliver thee? can they hear thy prayers when thou callest upon them? can they deliver thee from the hands of thy enemies, or will they fight thy battles for thee against thy enemies, that thou shouldst serve wood and stone which can neither speak nor hear?

44 And now surely it is not good for thee nor for the sons of men that are connected with thee, to do these things; are you so silly, so foolish or so short of understanding that you will serve wood and stone, and do after this manner?

45 And forget the Lord God who made heaven and earth, and who created you in the earth, and thereby bring a great evil upon your souls in this matter by serving stone and wood?

46 Did not our fathers in days of old sin in this matter, and the Lord God of the universe brought the waters of the flood upon them and destroyed the whole earth?

47 And how can you continue to do this and serve gods of wood and stone, who cannot hear, or speak, or deliver you from oppression, thereby bringing down the anger of the God of the universe upon you?

48 Now therefore my father refrain from this, and bring not evil upon thy soul and the souls of thy household.

49 And ABRAM hastened and sprang from before his father, and took the hatchet from his father's largest idol, with which ABRAM broke it and ran away.

50 And Terah, seeing all that ABRAM had done, hastened to go from his house, and he went to the king and he came before NIMROD and stood before him, and he bowed down to the king; and the king said, What dost thou want?

51 And he said, I beseech thee my lord, to hear me‑‑Now fifty years back a child was born to me, and thus has he done to my gods and thus has he spoken; and now therefore, my lord and king, send for him that he may come before thee, and judge him according to the law, that we may be delivered from his evil.

52 And the king sent three men of his servants, and they went and brought ABRAM before the king. And NIMROD and all his princes and servants were that day sitting before him, and Terah sat also before them.

53 And the king said to ABRAM, What is this that thou hast done to thy father and to his gods? And ABRAM answered the king in the words that he spoke to his father, and he said, The large god that was with them in the house did to them what thou hast heard.

54 And the king said to ABRAM, Had they power to speak and eat and do as thou hast said? And ABRAM answered the king, saying, And if there be no power in them why dost thou serve them and cause the sons of men to err through thy follies?

55 Dost thou imagine that they can deliver thee or do anything small or great, that thou shouldst serve them? And why wilt thou not sense the God of the whole universe, who created thee and in whose power it is to kill and keep alive?

56 0 foolish, simple, and ignorant king, woe unto thee forever.

57 I thought thou wouldst teach thy servants the upright way, but thou hast not done this, but hast filled the whole earth with thy sins and the sins of thy people who have followed thy ways.

58 Dost thou not know, or hast thou not heard, that this evil which thou doest, our ancestors sinned therein in days of old, and the eternal God brought the waters of the flood upon them and destroyed them all, and also destroyed the whole earth on their account? And wilt thou and thy people rise up now and do like unto this work, in order to bring down the anger of the Lord God of the universe, and to bring evil upon thee and the whole earth?

59 Now therefore put away this evil deed which thou doest, and serve the God of the universe, as thy soul is in his hands, and then it will be well with thee.

60 And if thy wicked heart will not hearken to my words to cause thee to forsake thy evil ways, and to serve the eternal God, then wilt thou die in shame in the latter days, thou, thy people and all who are connected with thee, hearing thy words or walking in thy evil ways.

61 And when ABRAM had ceased speaking before the king and princes, ABRAM lifted up his eyes to the heavens, and he said, The Lord seeth all the wicked, and he will judge them.

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1 And when the king heard the words of ABRAM he ordered him to be put into prison; and ABRAM was ten days in prison.

2 And at the end of those days the king ordered that all the kings, princes and governors of different provinces and the sages should come before him, and they sat before him, and ABRAM was still in the house of confinement.

3 And the king said to the princes and sages, Have you heard what ABRAM, the son of Terah, has done to his father? Thus has he done to him, and I ordered him to be brought before me, and thus has he spoken; his heart did not misgive him, neither did he stir in my presence, and behold now he is confined in the prison.

4 And therefore decide what judgment is due to this man who reviled the king; who spoke and did all the things that you heard.

5 And they all answered the king saying, The man who revileth the king should be hanged upon a tree; but having done all the things that he said, and having despised our gods, he must therefore be burned to death, for this is the law in this matter.

6 If it pleaseth the king to do this, let him order his servants to kindle a fire both night and day in thy brick furnace, and then we will cast this man into it. And the king did so, and he commanded his servants that they should prepare a fire for three days and three nights in the king's furnace, that is in Casdim; and the king ordered them to take ABRAM from prison and bring him out to be burned.

7 And all the king's servants, princes, lords, governors, and judges, and all the inhabitants of the land, about nine hundred thousand men, stood opposite the furnace to see ABRAM.

8 And all the women and little ones crowded upon the roofs and towers to see what was doing with ABRAM, and they all stood together at a distance; and there was not a man left that did not come on that day to behold the scene.

9 And when ABRAM was come, the conjurors of the king and the sages saw ABRAM, and they cried out to the king, saying, Our sovereign lord, surely this is the man whom we know to have been the child at whose birth the great star swallowed the four stars, which we declared to the king now fifty years since.

10 And behold now his father has also transgressed thy commands, and mocked thee by bringing thee another child, which thou didst kill.

11 And when the king heard their words, he was exceedingly wroth, and he ordered Terah to be brought before him.

12 And the king said, Hast thou heard what the conjurors have spoken? Now tell me truly, how didst thou; and if thou shalt speak truth thou shalt be acquitted.

13 And seeing that the king's anger was so much kindled, Terah said to the king, My lord and king, thou hast heard the truth, and what the sages have spoken is right. And the king said, How couldst thou do this thing, to transgress my orders and to give me a child that thou didst not beget, and to take value for him?

14 And Terah answered the king, Because my tender feelings were excited for my son, at that time, and I took a son of my handmaid, and I brought him to the king.

15 And the king said Who advised thee to this? Tell me, do not hide aught from me, and then thou shalt not die.

16 And Terah was greatly terrified in the king's presence, and he said to the king, It was Haran my eldest son who advised me to this; and Haran was in those days that ABRAM was born, two and thirty years old.

17 But Haran did not advise his father to anything, for Terah said this to the king in order to deliver his soul from the king, for he feared greatly; and the king said to Terah, Haran thy son who advised thee to this shall die through fire with ABRAM; for the sentence of death is upon him for having rebelled against the king's desire in doing this thing.

18 And Haran at that time felt inclined to follow the ways of ABRAM, but he kept it within himself.

19 And Haran said in his heart, Behold now the king has seized ABRAM on account of these things which ABRAM did, and it shall come to pass, that if ABRAM prevail over the king I will follow him, but if the king prevail I will go after the king.

20 And when Terah had spoken this to the king concerning Haran his son, the king ordered Haran to be seized with ABRAM.

21 And they brought them both, ABRAM and Haran his brother, to cast them into the fire; and all the inhabitants of the land and the king's servants and princes and all the women and little ones were there, standing that day over them.

22 And the king's servants took ABRAM and his brother, and they stripped them of all their clothes excepting their lower garments which were upon them.

23 And they bound their hands and feet with linen cords, and the servants of the king lifted them up and cast them both into the furnace.

24 And the Lord loved ABRAM and he had compassion over him, and the Lord came down and delivered ABRAM from the fire and he was not burned.

25 But all the cords with which they bound him were burned, while ABRAM remained and walked about in the fire.

26 And Haran died when they had cast him into the fire, and he was burned to ashes, for his heart was not perfect with the Lord; and those men who cast him into the fire, the flame of the fire spread over them, and they were burned, and twelve men of them died.

27 And ABRAM walked in the midst of the fire three days and three nights, and all the servants of the king saw him walking in the fire, and they came and told the king, saying, Behold we have seen ABRAM walking about in the midst of the fire, and even the lower garments which are upon him are not burned, but the cord with which he was bound is burned.

28 And when the king heard their words his heart fainted and he would not believe them; so he sent other faithful princes to see this matter, and they went and saw it and told it to the king; and the king rose to go and see it, and he saw ABRAM walking to and fro in the midst of the fire, and he saw Haran's body burned, and the king wondered greatly.

29 And the king ordered ABRAM to be taken out from the fire; and his servants approached to take him out and they could not, for the fire was round about and the flame ascending toward them from the furnace.

30 And the king's servants fled from it, and the king rebuked them, saying, Make haste and bring ABRAM out of the fire that you shall not die.

31 And the servants of the king again approached to bring ABRAM out, and the flames came upon them and burned their faces so that eight of them died.

32 And when the king saw that his servants could not approach the fire lest they should be burned, the king called to ABRAM, O servant of the God who is in heaven, go forth from amidst the fire and come hither before me; and ABRAM hearkened to the voice of the king, and he went forth from the fire and came and stood before the king.

33 And when ABRAM came out the king and all his servants saw ABRAM coming before the king, with his lower garments upon him, for they were not burned, but the cord with which he was bound was burned.

34 And the king said to ABRAM, How is it that thou wast not burned in the fire?

35 And ABRAM said to the king, The God of heaven and earth in whom I trust and who has all in his power, he delivered me from the fire into which thou didst cast me.

36 And Haran the brother of ABRAM was burned to ashes, and they sought for his body, and they found it consumed.

37 And Haran was eighty‑two years old when he died in the fire of Casdim. And the king, princes, and inhabitants of the land, seeing that ABRAM was delivered from the fire, they came and bowed down to ABRAM.

38 And ABRAM said to them, Do not bow down to me, but bow down to the God of the world who made you, and serve him, and go in his ways for it is he who delivered me from out of this fire, and it is he who created the souls and spirits of all men, and formed man in his mother's womb, and brought him forth into the world, and it is he who will deliver those who trust in him from all pain.

39 And this thing seemed very wonderful in the eyes of the king and princes, that ABRAM was saved from the fire and that Haran was burned; and the king gave ABRAM many presents and he gave him his two head servants from the king's house; the name of one was Oni and the name of the other was Eliezer.

40 And all the kings, princes and servants gave ABRAM many gifts of silver and gold and pearl, and the king and his princes sent him away, and he went in peace.

41 And ABRAM went forth from the king in peace, and many of the king's servants followed him, and about three hundred men joined him.

42 And ABRAM returned on that day and went to his father's house, he and the men that followed him, and ABRAM served the Lord his God all the days of his life, and he walked in his ways and followed his law.

43 And from that day forward ABRAM inclined the hearts of the sons of men to serve the Lord.

44 And at that time Nahor and ABRAM took unto themselves wives, the daughters of their brother Haran; the wife of Nahor was Milca and the name of ABRAM's wife was SARAI. And SARAI, wife of ABRAM, was barren; she had no offspring in those days.

45 And at the expiration of two years from ABRAM's going out of the fire, that is in the fifty‑second year of his life, behold king NIMROD sat in Babel upon the throne, and the king fell asleep and dreamed that he was standing with his troops and hosts in a valley opposite the king's furnace.

46 And he lifted up his eyes and saw a man in the likeness of ABRAM coming forth from the furnace, and that he came and stood before the king with his drawn sword, and then sprang to the king with his sword, when the king fled from the man, for he was afraid; and while he was running, the man threw an egg upon the king's head, and the egg became a great river.

47 And the king dreamed that all his troops sank in that river and died, and the king took flight with three men who were before him and he escaped.

48 And the king looked at these men and they were clothed in princely dresses as the garments of kings, and had the appearance and majesty of kings.

49 And while they were running, the river again turned to an egg before the king, and there came forth from the egg a young bird which came before the king, and flew at his head and plucked out the king's eye.

50 And the king was grieved at the sight, and he awoke out of his sleep and his spirit was agitated; and he felt a great terror.

51 And in the morning the king rose from his couch in fear, and he ordered all the wise men and magicians to come before him, when the king related his dream to them.

52 And a wise servant of the king, whose name was Anuki, answered the king, saying, This is nothing else but the  evil of ABRAM and his seed which will spring up against my Lord and king in the latter days.

53 And behold the day will come when ABRAM and his seed and the children of his household will war with my king, and they will smite all the king's hosts and his troops.

54 And as to what thou hast said concerning three men which thou didst see like unto thyself, and which did escape, his means that only thou wilt escape with three kings from the kings of the earth who will be with thee in battle.

55 And that which thou sawest of the river which turned to an egg as at first, and the young bird plucking out thine eye, this means nothing else but the seed of ABRAM which will slay the king in latter days.

56 This is my king's dream, and this is its interpretation, and the dream is true, and the interpretation which thy servant has given thee is right.

57 Now therefore my king, surely thou knowest that it is now fifty‑two years since thy sages saw this at the birth of ABRAM, and if my king will suffer ABRAM to live in the earth it will be to the injury of my lord and king, for all the days that ABRAM liveth neither thou nor thy kingdom will be established, for this was known formerly at his birth; and why will not my king slay him, that his evil may be kept from thee in latter days?

58 And NIMROD hearkened to the voice of Anuki, and he sent some of his servants in secret to go and seize ABRAM, and bring him before the king to suffer death.

59 And Eliezer, ABRAM's servant whom the king had given him, was at that time in the presence of the king, and he heard what Anuki had advised the king, and what the king had said to cause ABRAM's death.

60 And Eliezer said to ABRAM, Hasten, rise up and save thy soul, that thou mayest not die through the hands of the king, for thus did he see in a dream concerning thee, and thus did Anuki interpret it, and thus also did Anuki advise the king concerning thee.

61 And ABRAM hearkened to the voice of Eliezer, and ABRAM hastened and ran for safety to the house of Noah and his son Shem, and he concealed himself there and found a place of safety; and the king's servants came to ABRAM's house to seek him, but they could not find him, and they searched through out the country and he was not to be found, and they went and searched in every direction and he was not to be met with.

62 And when the king's servants could not find ABRAM they returned to the king, but the king's anger against ABRAM was stilled, as they did not find him, and the king drove from his mind this matter concerning ABRAM.

63 And ABRAM was concealed in Noah's house for one month, until the king had forgotten this matter, but ABRAM was still afraid of the king; and Terah came to see ABRAM his son secretly in the house of Noah, and Terah was very great in the eyes of the king.

64 And ABRAM said to his father, Dost thou not know that the king thinketh to slay me, and to annihilate my name from the earth by the advice of his wicked counsellors?

65 Now whom hast thou here and what hast thou in this land? Arise, let us go together to the land of Canaan, that we may be delivered from his hand, lest thou perish also through him in the latter days.

66 Dost thou not know or hast thou not heard, that it is not through love that NIMROD giveth thee all this honor, but it is only for his benefit that he bestoweth all this good upon thee?

67 And if he do unto thee greater good than this, surely these are only vanities of the world, for wealth and riches cannot avail in the day of wrath and anger.

68 Now therefore hearken to my voice, and let us arise and go to the land of Canaan, out of the reach of injury from NIMROD; and serve thou the Lord who created thee in the earth and it will be well with thee; and cast away all the vain things which thou pursuest.

69 And ABRAM ceased to speak, when Noah and his son Shem answered Terah, saying, True is the word which ABRAM hath said unto thee.

70 And Terah hearkened to the voice of his son ABRAM, and Terah did all that ABRAM said, for this was from the Lord, that the king should not cause ABRAM's death.

                                    Chapter 13

1 And Terah took his son ABRAM and his grandson Lot, the son of Haran, and SARAI his daughter‑in‑law, the wife of his son ABRAM, and all the souls of his household and went with them from Ur Casdim to go to the land of Canaan. And when they came as far as the land of Haran they remained there, for it was exceedingly good land for pasture, and of sufficient extent for those who accompanied them.

2 And the people of the land of Haran saw that ABRAM was good and upright with God and men, and that the Lord his God was with him, and some of the people of the land of Haran came and joined ABRAM, and he taught them the instruction of the Lord and his ways; and these men remained with ABRAM in his house and they adhered to him.

3 And ABRAM remained in the land three years, and at the expiration of three years the Lord appeared to ABRAM and said to him; I am the Lord who brought thee forth from Ur Casdim, and delivered thee from the hands of all thine enemies.

4 And now therefore if thou wilt hearken to my voice and keep my commandments, my statutes and my laws, then will I cause thy enemies to fall before thee, and I will multiply thy seed like the stars of heaven, and I will send my blessing upon all the works of thy hands, and thou shalt lack nothing.

5 Arise now, take thy wife and all belonging to thee and go to the land of Canaan and remain there, and I will there be unto thee for a God, and I will bless thee. And ABRAM rose and took his wife and all belonging to him, and he went to the land of Canaan as the Lord had told him; and ABRAM was fifty years old when he went from Haran.

6 And ABRAM came to the land of Canaan and dwelt in the midst of the city, and he there pitched his tent amongst the children of Canaan, inhabitants of the land.

7 And the Lord appeared to ABRAM when he came to the land of Canaan, and said to him, This is the land which I gave unto thee and to thy seed after thee forever, and I will make thy seed like the stars of heaven, and I will give unto thy seed for an inheritance all the lands which thou seest.

8 And ABRAM built an altar in the place where God had spoken to him, and ABRAM there called upon the name of the Lord.

9 At that time, at the end of three years of ABRAM's dwelling in the land of Canaan, in that year Noah died, which was the fifty‑eighth year of the life of ABRAM; and all the days that Noah lived were nine hundred and fifty years and he died.

10 And ABRAM dwelt in the land of Canaan, he, his wife, and all belonging to him, and all those that accompanied him, together with those that joined him from the people of the land; but Nahor, ABRAM's brother, and Terah his father, and Lot the son of Haran and all belonging to them dwelt in Haran.

11 In the fifth year of ABRAM's dwelling in the land of Canaan the people of Sodom and Gomorrah and all the cities of the plain revolted from the power of Chedorlaomer, king of Elam; for all the kings of the cities of the plain had served Chedorlaomer for twelve years, and given him a yearly tax, but in those days in the thirteenth year, they rebelled against him.

12 And in the tenth year of ABRAM's dwelling in the land of Canaan there was war between NIMROD king of Shinar and Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and NIMROD came to fight with Chedorlaomer and to subdue him.

13 For Chedorlaomer was at that time one of the princes of the hosts of NIMROD, and when all the people at the tower were dispersed and those that remained were also scattered upon the face of the earth, Chedorlaomer went to the land of Elam and reigned over it and rebelled against his lord.

14 And in those days when NIMROD saw that the cities of the plain had rebelled, he came with pride and anger to war with Chedorlaomer, and NIMROD assembled all his princes and subjects, about seven hundred thousand men, and went against Chedorlaomer, and Chedorlaomer went out to meet him with five thousand men, and they prepared for battle in the valley of Babel which is between Elam and Shinar.

15 And all those kings fought there, and NIMROD and his people were smitten before the people of Chedorlaomer, and there fell from NIMROD's men about six hundred thousand, and Mardon the king's son fell amongst them.

16 And NIMROD fled and returned in shame and disgrace to his land, and he was under subjection to Chedorlaomer for a long time, and Chedorlaomer returned to his land and sent princes of his host to the kings that dwelt around him, to Arioch king of Elasar, and to Tidal king of Goyim, and made a covenant with them, and they were all obedient to his commands.

17 And it was in the fifteenth year of ABRAM's dwelling in the land of Canaan, which is the seventieth year of the life of ABRAM, and the Lord appeared to ABRAM in that year and he said to him, I am the Lord who brought thee out from Ur Casdim to give thee this land for an inheritance.

18 Now therefore walk before me and be perfect and keep my commands, for to thee and to thy seed I will give this land for an inheritance, from the river Mitzraim unto the great river Euphrates.

19 And thou shalt come to thy fathers in peace and in good age, and the fourth generation shall return here in this land and shall inherit it forever; and ABRAM built an altar, and he called upon the name of the Lord who appeared to him, and he brought up sacrifices upon the altar to the Lord.

20 At that time ABRAM returned and went to Haran to see his father and mother, and his father's household, and ABRAM and his wife and all belonging to him returned to Haran, and ABRAM dwelt in Haran five years.

21 And many of the people of Haran, about seventy‑two men, followed ABRAM and ABRAM taught them the instruction of the Lord and his ways, and he taught them to know the Lord.

22 In those days the Lord appeared to ABRAM in Haran, and he said to him, Behold, I spoke unto thee these twenty years back saying,

23 Go forth from thy land, from thy birth‑place and from thy father's house, to the land which I have shown thee to give it to thee and to thy children, for there in that land will I bless thee, and make thee a great nation, and make thy  name great, and in thee shall the families of the earth be blessed.

24 Now therefore arise, go forth from this place, thou, thy wife, and all belonging to thee, also every one born in thy house and all the souls thou hast made in Haran, and bring them out with thee from here, and rise to return to the land of Canaan.

25 And ABRAM arose and took his wife SARAI and all belonging to him and all that were born to him in his house and the souls which they had made in Haran, and they came out to go to the land of Canaan.

26 And ABRAM went and returned to the land of Canaan, according to the word of the Lord. And Lot the son of his brother Haran went with him, and ABRAM was seventy‑five years old when he went forth from Haran to return to the land of Canaan.

27 And he came to the land of Canaan according to the word of the Lord to ABRAM, and he pitched his tent and he dwelt in the plain of Mamre, and with him was Lot his brother's son, and all belonging to him.

28 And the Lord again appeared to ABRAM and said, To thy seed will I give this land; and he there built an altar to the Lord who appeared to him, which is still to this day in the plains of Mamre.

               The record of Ham and his sons states,

“And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.” (Genesis 11:2)

The sons of Ham journeyed from northern India and arrived at the valley of the Euphrates. It was in this valley that they started to build in defiance of God. Here in the plains they made brick; for mortar they used slime, or what would be known today as asphalt. This civilization was founded upon the power of secret organizations and men began to build the tower of Babel. This building was erected for the purpose of exalting man, NIMROD himself being the first exalted ruler.

                           Book of Jasher on Ham

                                    Chapter 7

1 And these are the names of the sons of Noah: Japheth, HAM and Shem; and children were born to them after the flood, for they had taken wives before the flood.

2 These are the sons of Japheth; Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras, seven sons.

3 And the sons of Gomer were Askinaz, Rephath and Tegarmah.

4 And the sons of Magog were Elichanaf and Lubal.

5 And the children of Madai were Achon, Zeelo, Chazoni and Lot.

6 And the sons of Javan were Elisha, Tarshish, Chittim and Dudonim.

7 And the sons of Tubal were Ariphi, Kesed and Taari.

8 And the sons of Meshech were Dedon, Zaron and Shebashni.

9 And the sons of Tiras were Benib, Gera, Lupirion and Gilak; these are the sons of Japheth according to their families, and their numbers in those days were about four hundred and sixty men.

10 And these are the sons of HAM; Cush, Mitzraim, Phut and Canaan, four sons; and the sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama and Satecha, and the sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan.

11 And the sons of Mitzraim were Lud, Anom and Pathros, Chasloth and Chaphtor.

12 And the sons of Phut were Gebul, Hadan, Benah and Adan.

13 And the sons of Canaan were Zidon, Heth, Amori, Gergashi, Hivi, Arkee, Seni, Arodi, Zimodi and Chamothi.

14 These are the sons of HAM, according to their families, and their numbers in those days were about seven hundred and thirty men.

15 And these are the sons of Shem; Elam, Ashur, Arpachshad, Lud and Aram, five sons; and the sons of Elam were Shushan, Machul and Harmon.

16 And the sons of Ashar were Mirus and Mokil, and the sons of Arpachshad were Shelach, Anar and Ashcol.

17 And the sons of Lud were Pethor and Bizayon, and the sons of Aram were Uz, Chul, Gather and Mash.

18 These are the sons of Shem, according to their families; and their numbers in those days were about three hundred men.

19 These are the generations of Shem; Shem begat Arpachshad and Arpachshad begat Shelach, and Shelach begat Eber and to Eber were born two children, the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the sons of men were divided, and in the latter days, the earth was divided.

20 And the name of the second was Yoktan, meaning that in his day the lives of the sons of men were diminished and lessened.

21 These are the sons of Yoktan; Almodad, Shelaf, Chazarmoveth, Yerach, Hadurom, Ozel, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah and Jobab; all these are the sons of Yoktan.

22 And Peleg his brother begat Yen, and Yen begat Serug, and Serug begat Nahor and Nahor begat Terah, and Terah was thirty‑eight years old, and he begat Haran and Nahor.

23 And Cush the son of HAM, the son of Noah, took a wife in those days in his old age, and she bare a son, and they called his name Nimrod, saying, At that time the sons of men again began to rebel and transgress against God, and the child grew up, and his father loved him exceedingly, for he was the son of his old age.

24 And the garments of skin which God made for Adam and his wife, when they went out of the garden, were given to Cush.

25 For after the death of Adam and his wife, the garments were given to Enoch, the son of Jarred, and when Enoch was taken up to God, he gave them to Methuselah, his son.

26 And at the death of Methuselah, Noah took them and brought them to the ark, and they were with him until he went out of the ark.

27 And in their going out, HAM stole those garments from Noah his father, and he took them and hid them from his brothers.

28 And when HAM begat his first born Cush, he gave him the garments in secret, and they were with Cush many days.

29 And Cush also concealed them from his sons and brothers, and when Cush had begotten Nimrod, he gave him those garments through his love for him, and Nimrod grew up, and when he was twenty years old he put on those garments.

30 And Nimrod became strong when he put on the garments, and God gave him might and strength, and he was a mighty hunter in the earth, yea, he was a mighty hunter in the field, and he hunted the animals and he built altars, and he offered upon them the animals before the Lord.

31 And Nimrod strengthened himself, and he rose up from amongst his brethren, and he fought the battles of his brethren against all their enemies round about.

32 And the Lord delivered all the enemies of his brethren in his hands, and God prospered him from time to time in his battles, and he reigned upon earth.

33 Therefore it became current in those days, when a man ushered forth those that he had trained up for battle, he would say to them, Like God did to Nimrod, who was a mighty hunter in the earth, and who succeeded in the battles that prevailed against his brethren, that he delivered them from the hands of their enemies, so may God strengthen us and deliver us this day.

34 And when Nimrod was forty years old, at that time there was a war between his brethren and the children of Japheth, so that they were in the power of their enemies.

35 And Nimrod went forth at that time, and he assembled all the sons of Cush and their families, about four hundred and sixty men, and he hired also from some of his friends and acquaintances about eighty men, and be gave them their hire, and he went with them to battle, and when he was on the road, Nimrod strengthened the hearts of the people that went with him.

36 And he said to them, Do not fear, neither be alarmed, for all our enemies will be delivered into our hands, and you may do with them as you please.

37 And all the men that went were about five hundred, and they fought against their enemies, and they destroyed them, and subdued them, and Nimrod placed standing officers over them in their respective places.

38 And he took some of their children as security, and they were all servants to Nimrod and to his brethren, and Nimrod and all the people that were with him turned homeward.

39 And when Nimrod had joyfully returned from battle, after having conquered his enemies, all his brethren, together with those who knew him before, assembled to make him king over them, and they placed the regal crown upon his head.

40 And he set over his subjects and people, princes, judges, and rulers, as is the custom amongst kings.

41 And he placed Terah the son of Nahor the prince of his host, and he dignified him and elevated him above all his princes.

42 And whilst he was reigning according to his heart's desire, after having conquered all his enemies around, he advised with his counselors to build a city for his palace, and they did so.

43 And they found a large valley opposite to the east, and they built him a large and extensive city, and Nimrod called the name of the city that he built Shinar, for the Lord had vehemently shaken his enemies and destroyed them.

44 And Nimrod dwelt in Shinar, and he reigned securely, and he fought with his enemies and he subdued them, and he prospered in all his battles, and his kingdom became very great.

45 And all nations and tongues heard of his fame, and they gathered themselves to him, and they bowed down to the earth, and they brought him offerings, and he became their lord and king, and they all dwelt with him in the city at Shinar, and Nimrod reigned in the earth over all the sons of Noah, and they were all under his power and counsel.

46 And all the earth was of one tongue and words of union, but Nimrod did not go in the ways of the Lord, and he was more wicked than all the men that were before him, from the days of the flood until those days.

47 And he made gods of wood and stone, and he bowed down to them, and he rebelled against the Lord, and taught all his subjects and the people of the earth his wicked ways; and Mardon his son was more wicked than his father.

48 And every one that heard of the acts of Mardon the son of Nimrod would say, concerning him, From the wicked goeth forth wickedness; therefore it became a proverb in the whole earth, saying, From the wicked goeth forth wickedness, and it was current in the words of men from that time to this.

49 And Terah the son of Nahor, prince of Nimrod's host, was in those days very great in the sight of the king and his subjects, and the king and princes loved him, and they elevated him very high.

50 And Terah took a wife and her name was Amthelo the daughter of Cornebo; and the wife of Terah conceived and bare him a son in those days.

51 Terah was seventy years old when he begat him, and Terah called the name of his son that was born to him ABRAM, because the king had raised him in those days, and dignified him above all his princes that were with him.

                   The Story of Esau Slaying Nimrod

                  As Recorded in the Book of Jasher

                                    Chapter 27

1 And ESAU at that time, after the death of ABRAHAM, frequently went in the field to hunt.

2 And NIMROD king of Babel, the same was Amraphel, also frequently went with his mighty men to hunt in the field, and to walk about with his men in the cool of the day.

3 And NIMROD was observing ESAU all the days, for a jealousy was formed in the heart of NIMROD against ESAU all the days.

4 And on a certain day ESAU went in the field to hunt, and he found NIMROD walking in the wilderness with his two men.

5 And all his mighty men and his people were with him in the wilderness, but they removed at a distance from him, and they went from him in different directions to hunt, and ESAU concealed himself for NIMROD, and he lurked for him in the wilderness.

6 And NIMROD and his men that were with him did not know him, and NIMROD and his men frequently walked about in the field at the cool of the day, and to know where his men were hunting in the field.

7 And NIMROD and two of his men that were with him came to the place where they were, when ESAU started suddenly from his lurking place, and drew his sword, and hastened and ran to NIMROD and cut off his head.

8 And ESAU fought a desperate fight with the two men that were with NIMROD, and when they called out to him, ESAU turned to them and smote them to death with his sword.

9 And all the mighty men of NIMROD, who had left him to go to the wilderness, heard the cry at a distance, and they knew the voices of those two men, and they ran to know the cause of it, when they found their king and the two men that were with him lying dead in the wilderness.

10 And WHEN ESAU SAW THE MIGHTY MEN OF NIMROD COMING AT A DISTANCE, HE FLED, AND THEREBY ESCAPED; AND ESAU TOOK THE VALUABLE GARMENTS OF NIMROD, WHICH NIMROD’S FATHER HAD BEQUEATHED TO NIMROD, AND WITH WHICH NIMROD PREVAILED OVER THE WHOLE LAND, AND HE RAN AND CONCEALED THEM IN HIS HOUSE.

11 And ESAU TOOK THOSE GARMENTS AND RAN INTO THE CITY ON ACCOUNT OF NIMROD’S MEN, AND HE CAME UNTO HIS FATHER’S HOUSE WEARIED AND EXHAUSTED FROM FIGHT, AND HE WAS READY TO DIE THROUGH GRIEF WHEN HE APPROACHED HIS BROTHER JACOB AND SAT BEFORE HIM.

12 And HE SAID UNTO HIS BROTHER JACOB, BEHOLD I SHALL DIE THIS DAY, AND WHEREFORE THEN DO I WANT THE BIRTHRIGHT? And Jacob acted wisely with ESAU in this matter, and ESAU SOLD HIS BIRTHRIGHT TO JACOB, FOR IT WAS SO BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE LORD.

13 And ESAU's portion in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which ABRAHAM had bought from the children of Heth for the possession of a burial ground, ESAU also sold to Jacob, and Jacob bought all this from his brother ESAU for value given.

14 And Jacob wrote the whole of this in a book, and he testified the same with witnesses, and he sealed it, and the book remained in the hands of Jacob.

15 And when NIMROD the son of Cush died, his men lifted him up and brought him in consternation, and buried him in his city, and all the days that NIMROD lived were two hundred and fifteen years and he died.

16 And the days that NIMROD reigned upon the people of the land were one hundred and eighty‑five years; and NIMROD died by the sword of ESAU in shame and contempt, and the seed of ABRAHAM caused his death as he had seen in his dream.

17 And at the death of NIMROD his kingdom became divided into many divisions, and all those parts that NIMROD reigned over were restored to the respective kings of the land, who recovered them after the death of NIMROD, and all the people of the house of NIMROD were for a long time enslaved to all the other kings of the land.

                                    Chapter 28

1 And in those days, after the death of ABRAHAM, in that year the Lord brought a heavy famine in the land, and whilst the famine was raging in the land of Canaan, Isaac rose up to go down to Egypt on account of the famine, as his father ABRAHAM had done.

2 And the Lord appeared that night to Isaac and he said to him, Do not go down to Egypt but rise and go to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines, and remain there till the famine shall cease.

3 And Isaac rose up and went to Gerar, as the Lord commanded him, and he remained there a full year.

4 And when Isaac came to Gerar, the people of the land saw that Rebecca his wife was of a beautiful appearance, and the people of Gerar asked Isaac concerning his wife, and he said, She is my sister, for he was afraid to say she was his wife lest the people of the land should slay him on account of her.

5 And the princes of Abimelech went and praised the woman to the king, but he answered them not, neither did he attend to their words.

6 But he heard them say that Isaac declared her to be his sister, so the king reserved this within himself.

7 And when Isaac had remained three months in the land, Abimelech looked out at the window, and he saw, and behold Isaac was sporting with Rebecca his wife, for Isaac dwelt in the outer house belonging to the king, so that the house of Isaac was opposite the house of the king.

8 And the king said unto Isaac, What is this thou hast done to us in saying of thy wife, She is my sister? how easily might one of the great men of the people have lain with her, and thou wouldst then have brought guilt upon us.

9 And Isaac said unto Abimelech, Because I was afraid lest I die on account of my wife, therefore I said, She is my sister.

10 At that time Abimelech gave orders to all his princes and great men, and they took Isaac and Rebecca his wife and brought them before the king.

11 And the king commanded that they should dress them in princely garments, and make them ride through the streets of the city, and proclaim before them throughout the land, saying, This is the man and this is his wife; whoever toucheth this man or his wife shall surely die. And Isaac returned with his wife to the king's house, and the Lord was with Isaac and he continued to wax great and lacked nothing.

12 And the Lord caused Isaac to find favor in the sight of Abimelech, and in the sight of all his subjects, and Abimelech acted well with Isaac, for Abimelech remembered the oath and the covenant that existed between his father and ABRAHAM.

13 And Abimelech said unto Isaac, Behold the whole earth is before thee; dwell wherever it may seem good in thy sight until thou shalt return to thy land; and Abimelech gave Isaac fields and vineyards and the best part of the land of Gerar, to sow and reap and eat the fruits of the ground until the days of the famine should have passed by.

14 And Isaac sowed in that land, and received a hundred‑fold in the same year, and the Lord blessed him.

15 And the man waxed great, and he had possession of flocks and possession of herds and great store of servants.

16 And when the days of the famine had passed away the Lord appeared to Isaac and said unto him, Rise up, go forth from this place and return to thy land, to the land of Canaan; and Isaac rose up and returned to Hebron which is in the land of Canaan, he and all belonging to him as the Lord commanded him.

17 And after this Shelach the son at Arpachshad died in that year, which is the eighteenth year of the lives of Jacob and ESAU; and all the days that Shelach lived were four hundred and thirty‑three years and he died.

18 At that time Isaac sent his younger son Jacob to the house of Shem and Eber, and he learned the instructions of the Lord, and Jacob remained in the house of Shem and Eber for thirty‑two years, and ESAU his brother did not go, for he was not willing to go, and he remained in his father's house in the land of Canaan.

19 And ESAU was continually hunting in the fields to bring home what he could get, so did ESAU all the days.

20 And ESAU WAS A DESIGNING AND DECEITFUL MAN, ONE WHO HUNTED AFTER THE HEARTS OF MEN AND INVEIGLED THEM, AND ESAU WAS A VALIANT MAN IN THE FIELD, AND IN THE COURSE OF TIME WENT AS USUAL TO HUNG; AND HE CAME AS FAR AS THE FIELD OF SEIR, THE SAME IS EDOM.

21 And he remained in the land of Seir hunting in the field a year and four months.

22 And ESAU there saw in the land of Seir the daughter of a man of Canaan, and her name was Jehudith, the daughter of Beeri, son of Epher, from the families of Heth the son of Canaan.

23 And ESAU took her for a wife, and he came unto her; forty years old was ESAU when he took her, and he brought her to Hebron, the land of his father's dwelling place, and he dwelt there.

24 And it came to pass in those days, in the hundred and tenth year of the life of Isaac, that is in the fiftieth year of the life of Jacob, in that year died Shem the son of Noah; Shem was six hundred years old at his death.

25 And when Shem died Jacob returned to his father to Hebron which is in the land of Canaan.

26 And in the fifty‑sixth year of the life of Jacob, people came from Haran, and Rebecca was told concerning her brother Laban the son of Bethuel.

27 For the wife of Laban was barren in those days, and bare no children, and also all his handmaids bare none to him.

28 And the Lord afterward remembered Adinah the wife of Laban, and she conceived and bare twin daughters, and Laban called the names of his daughters, the name of the elder Leah, and the name of the younger Rachel.

29 And those people came and told these things to Rebecca, and Rebecca rejoiced greatly that the Lord had visited her brother and that he had got children.

The King James Translation relates Esau’s transaction and selling his birthright, which he despised; and the story as related to Esau and his birthright the story in the Book of Jasher explains why Esau said to Jacob “I am at the point to die” it was because Esau thought Nimrod’s men would kill him; the exchange of the birthright to Jacob is explained this way:

“And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: THUS ESAU DESPISED HIS BIRTHRIGHT.” (Genesis 25:32-34)

                              The Story of Esau

                   As Related by the Book of Jasher

                                    Chapter 26

1 And in the fifty‑ninth year of the life of Isaac the son of Abraham, Rebecca his wife was still barren in those days.

2 And Rebecca said unto Isaac, Truly I have heard, my lord, that thy mother Sarah was barren in her days until my Lord Abraham, thy father, prayed for her and she conceived by him.

3 Now therefore stand up, pray thou also to God and he will hear thy prayer and remember us through his mercies.

4 And Isaac answered his wife Rebecca, saying, Abraham has already prayed for me to God to multiply his seed, now therefore this barrenness must proceed to us from thee.

5 And Rebecca said unto him, But arise now thou also and pray, that the Lord may hear thy prayer and grant me children, and Isaac hearkened to the words of his wife, and Isaac and his wife rose up and went to the land of Moriah to pray there and to seek the Lord, and when they had reached that place Isaac stood up and prayed to the Lord on account of his wife because she was barren.

6 And Isaac said, O Lord God of heaven and earth, whose goodness and mercies fill the earth, thou who didst take my father from his father's house and from his birthplace, and didst bring him unto this land, and didst say unto him, To thy seed will I give the land, and thou didst promise him and didst declare unto him, I will multiply thy seed as the  stars of heaven and as the sand of the sea, now may thy words be verified which thou didst speak unto my father.

7 For thou art the Lord our God, our eyes are toward thee to give us seed of men, as thou didst promise us, for thou art the Lord our God and our eyes are directed toward thee only.

8 And the Lord heard the prayer of Isaac the son of Abraham, and the Lord was entreated of him and Rebecca his wife conceived.

9 And in about seven months after the children struggled together within her, and it pained her greatly that she was wearied on account of them, and she said to all the women who were then in the land, Did such a thing happen to you as it has to me? and they said unto her, No.

10 And she said unto them, Why am I alone in this amongst all the women that were upon earth? and she went to the land of Moriah to seek the Lord on account of this; and she went to Shem and Eber his son to make inquiries of them in this matter, and that they should seek the Lord in this thing respecting her.

11 And she also asked Abraham to seek and inquire of the Lord about all that had befallen her.

12 And they all inquired of the Lord concerning this matter, and they brought her word from the Lord and told her, Two children are in thy womb, and two nations shall rise from them; and one nation shall be stronger than the other, and the greater shall serve the younger.

13 And when her days to be delivered were completed, she knelt down, and behold there were twins in her womb, as the Lord had spoken to her.

14 And the first came out red all over like a hairy garment, and all the people of the land called his name ESAU, saying, That this one was made complete from the womb.

15 And after that came his brother, and his hand took hold of ESAU’S heel, therefore they called his name Jacob.

16 And Isaac, the son of Abraham, was sixty years old when he begat them.

17 And the boys grew up to their fifteenth year, and they came amongst the society of men. ESAU was a designing and deceitful man, and an expert hunter in the field, and Jacob was a man perfect and wise, dwelling in tents, feeding flocks and learning the instructions of the Lord and the commands of his father and mother.

18 And Isaac and the children of his household dwelt with his father Abraham in the land of Canaan, as God had commanded them.

19 And Ishmael the son of Abraham went with his children and all belonging to them, and they returned there to the land of Havilah, and they dwelt there.

20 And all the children of Abraham's concubines went to dwell in the land of the east, for Abraham had sent them away from his son, and had given them presents, and they went away.

21 And Abraham gave all that he had to his son Isaac, and he also gave him all his treasures.

22 And he commanded him saying, Dost thou not know and understand the Lord is God in heaven and in earth, and there is no other beside him?

23 And it was he who took me from my father's house, and from my birth place, and gave me all the delights upon earth; who delivered me from the counsel of the wicked, for in him did I trust.

24 And he brought me to this place, and he delivered me from Ur Casdim; and he said unto me, To thy seed will I give all these lands, and they shall inherit them when they keep my commandments, my statutes and my judgments that I have commanded thee, and which I shall command them.

25 Now therefore my son, hearken to my voice, and keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I commanded thee, do not turn from the right way either to the right or to the left, in order that it may be well with thee and thy children after thee forever.

26 And remember the wonderful works of the Lord, and his kindness that he has shown toward us, in having delivered us from the hands of our enemies, and the Lord our God caused them to fall into our hands; and now therefore keep all that I have commanded thee, and turn not away from the commandments of thy God, and serve none beside him, in order that it may be well with thee and thy seed after thee.

27 And teach thou thy children and thy seed the instructions of the Lord and his commandments, and teach them the upright way in which they should go, in order that it may be well with them forever.

28 And Isaac answered his father and said unto him, That which my Lord has commanded that will I do, and I will not depart from the commands of the Lord my God, I will keep all that he commanded me; and Abraham blessed his son Isaac, and also his children; and Abraham taught Jacob the instruction of the Lord and his ways.

29 And it was at that time that Abraham died, in the fifteenth year of the life of Jacob and ESAU, the sons of Isaac, and all the days of Abraham were one hundred and seventy‑five years, and he died and was gathered to his people in good old age, old and satisfied with days, and Isaac and Ishmael his sons buried him.

30 And when the inhabitants of Canaan heard that Abraham was dead, they all came with their kings and princes and all their men to bury Abraham.

31 And all the inhabitants of the land of Haran, and all the families of the house of Abraham, and all the princes and grandees, and the sons of Abraham by the concubines, all came when they heard of Abraham's death, and they requited Abraham's kindness, and comforted Isaac his son, and they buried Abraham in the cave which he bought from Ephron  the Hittite and his children, for the possession of a burial place.

32 And all the inhabitants of Canaan, and all those who had known Abraham, wept for Abraham a whole year, and men and women mourned over him.

33 And all the little children, and all the inhabitants of the land wept on account of Abraham, for Abraham had been good to them all, and because he had been upright with God and men.

34 And there arose not a man who feared God like unto Abraham, for he had feared his God from his youth, and had served the Lord, and had gone in all his ways during his life, from his childhood to the day of his death.

35 And the Lord was with him and delivered him from the counsel of Nimrod and his people, and when he made war with the four kings of Elam he conquered them.

36 And he brought all the children of the earth to the service of God, and he taught them the ways of the Lord, and caused them to know the Lord.

37 And he formed a grove and he planted a vineyard therein, and he had always prepared in his tent meat and drink to those that passed through the land, that they might satisfy themselves in his house.

38 And the Lord God delivered the whole earth on account of Abraham.

39 And it was after the death of Abraham that God blessed his son Isaac and his children, and the Lord was with Isaac as he had been with his father Abraham, for Isaac kept all the commandments of the Lord as Abraham his father had commanded him; he did not turn to the right or to the left from the right path which his father had commanded him.

Chapter 27 and Chapter 28 already presented above.

                                    Chapter 29

1 And Isaac the son of Abraham became old and advanced in days, and his eyes became heavy through age; they were dim and could not see.

2 At that time Isaac called unto ESAU his son, saying, Get I pray thee thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, rise up and go forth into the field and get me some venison, and make me savory meat and bring it to me, that I may eat in order that I may bless thee before my death, as I have now become old and gray‑headed.

3 And ESAU did so; and he took his weapon and went forth into the field to hunt for venison, as usual, to bring to his father as he had ordered him, so that he might bless him.

4 And Rebecca heard all the words that Isaac had spoken unto ESAU, and she hastened and called her son Jacob, saying, Thus did thy father speak unto thy brother ESAU, and thus did I hear, now therefore hasten thou and make that which I shall tell thee.

5 Rise up and go, I pray thee, to the flock and fetch me two fine kids of the goats, and I will get the savory meat for thy father, and thou shalt bring the savory meat that he may eat before thy brother shall have come from the chase, in order that thy father may bless thee.

6 And Jacob hastened and did as his mother had commanded him, and he made the savory meat and brought it before his father before ESAU had come from his chase.

7 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Who art thou, my son? And he said, I am thy first born ESAU, I have done as thou didst order me, now therefore rise up I pray thee, and eat of my hunt, in order that thy soul may bless me as thou didst speak unto me.

8 And Isaac rose up and he ate and he drank, and his heart was comforted, and he blessed Jacob and Jacob went away from his father; and as soon as Isaac had blessed Jacob and he had gone away from him, behold ESAU came from his hunt from the field, and he also made savory meat and brought it to his father to eat thereof and to bless him.

9 And Isaac said unto ESAU, And who was he that has taken venison and brought it me before thou camest and whom I did bless? And ESAU knew that his brother Jacob had done this, and the anger of ESAU was kindled against his brother Jacob that he had acted thus toward him.

10 And ESAU said, Is he not rightly called Jacob? for he has supplanted me twice, he took away my birthright and now he has taken away my blessing; and ESAU wept greatly; and when Isaac heard the voice of his son ESAU weeping, Isaac said unto ESAU, What can I do, my son, thy brother came with subtlety and took away thy blessing; and ESAU hated his brother Jacob on account of the blessing that his father had given him, and his anger was greatly roused against him.

11 And Jacob was very much afraid of his brother ESAU, and he rose up and fled to the house of Eber the son of Shem, and he concealed himself there on account of his brother, and Jacob was sixty‑three years old when he went forth from the land of Canaan from Hebron, and Jacob was concealed in Eber's HOUSE fourteen years on account of his brother ESAU, and he there continued to learn the ways of the Lord and his commandments.

12 And when ESAU saw that Jacob had fled and escaped from him, and that Jacob had cunningly obtained the blessing, then ESAU grieved exceedingly, and he was also vexed at his father and mother; and he also rose up and took his wife and went away from his father and mother to the land of Seir, and he dwelt there; and ESAU saw there a woman from amongst the daughters of Heth whose name was Bosmath, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and he took her for a wife in addition to his first wife, and ESAU called her name Adah, saying the blessing had in that time passed from him.

13 And ESAU dwelt in the land of Seir six months without seeing his father and mother, and afterward ESAU took his wives and rose up and returned to the land of Canaan, and ESAU placed his two wives in his father's house in Hebron.

14 And the wives of ESAU vexed and provoked Isaac and Rebecca with their works, for they walked not in the ways of the Lord, but served their father's gods of wood and stone as their father had taught them, and they were more wicked than their father.

15 And they went according to the evil desires of their hearts, and they sacrificed and burnt incense to the Baalim, and Isaac and Rebecca became weary of them.

16 And Rebecca said, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth; if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good then is life unto me?

17 And in those days Adah the wife of ESAU conceived and bare him a son, and ESAU called the name of the son that was born unto him Eliphaz, and ESAU was sixty‑five years old when she bare him.

18 And Ishmael the son of Abraham died in those days, in the sixty‑forth year of the life of Jacob, and all the days that Ishmael lived were one hundred and thirty‑seven years and he died.

19 And when Isaac heard that Ishmael was dead he mourned for him, and Isaac lamented over him many days.

20 And at the end of fourteen years of Jacob's residing in the house of Eber, Jacob desired to see his father and mother, and Jacob came to the house of his father and mother to Hebron, and ESAU had in those days forgotten what Jacob had done to him in having taken the blessing from him in those days.

21 And when ESAU saw Jacob coming to his father and mother he remembered what Jacob had done to him, and he was greatly incensed against him and he sought to slay him.

22 And Isaac the son of Abraham was old and advanced in days, and ESAU said, Now my father's time is drawing nigh that he must die, and when he shall die I will slay my brother Jacob.

23 And this was told to Rebecca, and she hastened and sent and called for Jacob her son, and she said unto him, Arise, go and flee to Haran to my brother Laban, and remain there for some time, until thy brother's anger be turned from thee and then shalt thou come back.

24 And Isaac called unto Jacob and said unto him, Take not a wife from the daughters of Canaan, for thus did our father Abraham command us according to the word of the Lord which he had commanded him, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; if thy children keep my covenant that I have made with thee, then will I also perform to thy children that which I have spoken unto thee and I will not forsake them.

25 Now therefore my son hearken to my voice, to all that I shall command thee, and refrain from taking a wife from amongst the daughters of Canaan; arise, go to Haran to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father, and take unto thee a wife from there from the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.

26 Therefore take heed lest thou shouldst forget the Lord thy God and all his ways in the land to which thou goest, and shouldst get connected with the people of the land and pursue vanity and forsake the Lord thy God.

27 But when thou comest to the land serve there the Lord, do not turn to the right or to the left from the way which I commanded thee and which thou didst learn.

28 And may the Almighty God grant thee favor in the sight of the people of the earth, that thou mayest take there a wife according to thy choice; one who is good and upright in the ways of the Lord.

29 And may God give unto thee and thy seed the blessing of thy father Abraham, and make thee fruitful and multiply thee, and mayest thou become a multitude of people in the land whither thou goest, and may God cause thee to return to this land, the land of thy father's dwelling, with children and with great riches, with joy and with pleasure.

30 And Isaac finished commanding Jacob and blessing him, and he gave him many gifts, together with silver and gold, and he sent him away; and Jacob hearkened to his father and mother; he kissed them and arose and went to Padan‑aram; and Jacob was seventy‑seven years old when he went out from the land of Canaan from Beersheba.

31 And when Jacob went away to go to Haran ESAU called unto his son Eliphaz, and secretly spoke unto him, saying, Now hasten, take thy sword in thy hand and pursue Jacob and pass before him in the road, and lurk for him, and slay him with thy sword in one of the mountains, and take all belonging to him and come back.

32 And Eliphaz the son of ESAU was an active man and expert with the bow as his father had taught him, and he was a noted hunter in the field and a valiant man.

33 And Eliphaz did as his father had commanded him, and Eliphaz was at that time thirteen years old, and Eliphaz rose up and went and took ten of his mother's brothers with him and pursued Jacob.

34 And he closely followed Jacob, and he lurked for him in the border of the land of Canaan opposite to the city of Shechem.

35 And Jacob saw Eliphaz and his men pursuing him, and Jacob stood still in the place in which he was going, in order to know what this was, for he did not know the thing; and Eliphaz drew his sword and he went on advancing, he and his men, toward Jacob; and Jacob said unto them, What is to do with you that you have come hither, and what meaneth it that you pursue with your swords.

36 And Eliphaz came near to Jacob and he answered and said unto him, Thus did my father command me, and now therefore I will not deviate from the orders which my father gave me; and when Jacob saw that ESAU had spoken to Eliphaz to employ force, Jacob then approached and supplicated Eliphaz and his men, saying to him,

37 Behold all that I have and which my father and mother gave unto me, that take unto thee and go from me, and do not slay me, and may this thing be accounted unto thee a righteousness.

38 And the Lord caused Jacob to find favor in the sight of Eliphaz the son of ESAU, and his men, and they hearkened to the voice of Jacob, and they did not put him to death, and Eliphaz and his men took all belonging to Jacob together with the silver and gold that he had brought with him from Beersheba; they left him nothing.

39 And Eliphaz and his men went away from him and they returned to ESAU to Beersheba, and they told him all that had occurred to them with Jacob, and they gave him all that they had taken from Jacob.

40 And ESAU was indignant at Eliphaz his son, and at his men that were with him, because they had not put Jacob to death.

41 And they answered and said unto ESAU, Because Jacob supplicated us in this matter not to slay him, our pity was excited toward him, and we took all belonging to him and brought it unto thee; and ESAU took all the silver and gold which Eliphaz had taken from Jacob and he put them by in his house.

42 At that time when ESAU saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and had commanded him, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife from amongst the daughters of Canaan, and that the daughters of Canaan were bad in the sight of Isaac and Rebecca,

43 Then he went to the house of Ishmael his uncle, and in addition to his older wives he took Machlath the daughter of Ishmael, the sister of Nebayoth, for a wife.

                                    Chapter 31

1 And in the seventh year, Jacob's service which he served Laban was completed, and Jacob said unto Laban, Give me my wife, for the days of my service are fulfilled; and Laban did so, and Laban and Jacob assembled all the people of that place and they made a feast.

2 And in the evening Laban came to the house, and afterward Jacob came there with the people of the feast, and Laban extinguished all the lights that were there in the house.

3 And Jacob said unto Laban, Wherefore dost thou do this thing unto us? and Laban answered, Such is our custom to act in this land.

4 And afterward Laban took his daughter Leah, and he brought her to Jacob, and he came to her and Jacob did not know that she was Leah.

5 And Laban gave his daughter Leah his maid Zilpah for a handmaid.

6 And all the people at the feast knew what Laban had done to Jacob, but they did not tell the thing to Jacob.

7 And all the neighbors came that night to Jacob's house, and they ate and drank and rejoiced, and played before Leah upon timbrels, and with dances, and they responded before Jacob, Heleah, Heleah.

8 And Jacob heard their words but did not understand their meaning, but he thought such might be their custom in this land.

9 And the neighbors spoke these words before Jacob during the night, and all the lights that were in the HOUSE Laban had that night extinguished.

10 And in the morning, when daylight appeared, Jacob turned to his wife and he saw, and behold it was Leah that had been lying in his bosom, and Jacob said, Behold now I know what the neighbors said last night, Heleah, they said, and I knew it not.

11 And Jacob called unto Laban, and said unto him, What is this that thou didst unto me? Surely I served thee for Rachel, and why didst thou deceive me and didst give me Leah?

12 And Laban answered Jacob, saying, Not so is it done in our place to give the younger before the elder now therefore if thou desirest to take her sister likewise, take her unto thee for the service which thou wilt serve me for another seven years.

13 And Jacob did so, and he also took Rachel for a wife, and he served Laban seven years more, and Jacob also came to Rachel, and he loved Rachel more than Leah, and Laban gave her his maid Bilhah for a handmaid.

14 And when the Lord saw that Leah was hated, the Lord opened her womb, and she conceived and bare Jacob four sons in those days.

15 And these are their names, Reuben Simeon, Levi, and Judah, and she afterward left bearing.

16 And at that time Rachel was barren, and she had no offspring, and Rachel envied her sister Leah, and when Rachel saw that she bare no children to Jacob, she took her handmaid Bilhah, and she bare Jacob two sons, Dan and Naphtali.

17 And when Leah saw that she had left bearing, she also took her handmaid Zilpah, and she gave her to Jacob for a wife, and Jacob also came to Zilpah, and she also bare Jacob two sons, Gad and Asher.

18 And Leah again conceived and bare Jacob in those days two sons and one daughter, and these are their names, Issachar, Zebulon, and their sister Dinah.

19 And Rachel was still barren in those days, and Rachel prayed unto the Lord at that time, and she said, O Lord God remember me and visit me, I beseech thee, for now my husband will cast me off, for I have borne him no children.

20 Now O Lord God, hear my supplication before thee, and see my affliction, and give me children like one of the handmaids, that I may no more bear my reproach.

21 And God heard her and opened her womb, and Rachel conceived and bare a son, and she said, The Lord has taken away my reproach, and she called his name Joseph, saying, May the Lord add to me another son; and Jacob was ninety‑one years old when she bare him.

22 At that time Jacob's mother, Rebecca, sent her nurse Deborah the daughter of Uz, and two of Isaac's servants unto Jacob.

23 And they came to Jacob to Haran and they said unto him, Rebecca has sent us to thee that thou shalt return to thy father's house to the land of Canaan; and Jacob hearkened unto them in this which his mother had spoken.

24 At that time, the other seven years which Jacob served Laban for Rachel were completed, and it was at the end of fourteen years that he had dwelt in Haran that Jacob said unto Laban, give me my wives and send me away, that I may go to my land, for behold my mother did send unto me from the land at Canaan that I should return to my father's house.

25 And Laban said unto him, Not so I pray thee; if I have found favor in thy sight do not leave me; appoint me thy wages and I will give them, and remain with me.

26 And Jacob said unto him, This is what thou shalt give me for wages, that I shall this day pass through all thy flock and take away from them every lamb that is speckled and spotted and such as are brown amongst the sheep, and amongst the goats, and if thou wilt do this thing for me I will return and feed thy flock and keep them as at first.

27 And Laban did so, and Laban removed from his flock all that Jacob had said and gave them to him.

28 And Jacob placed all that he had removed from Laban's flock in the hands of his sons, and Jacob was feeding the remainder of Laban's flock.

29 And when the servants of Isaac which he had sent unto Jacob saw that Jacob would not then return with them to the land of Canaan to his father, they then went away from him, and they returned home to the land of Canaan.

30 And Deborah remained with Jacob in Haran, and she did not return with the servants of Isaac to the land of Canaan, and Deborah resided with Jacob's wives and children in Haran.

31 And Jacob served Laban six years longer, and when the sheep brought forth, Jacob removed from them such as were speckled and spotted, as he had determined with Laban, and Jacob did so at Laban's for six years, and the man increased abundantly and he had cattle and maid servants and men servants, camels, and asses.

32 And Jacob had two hundred drove of cattle, and his cattle were of large size and of beautiful appearance and were very productive, and all the families of the sons of men desired to get some of the cattle of Jacob, for they were exceedingly prosperous.

33 And many of the sons of men came to procure some of Jacob's flock, and Jacob gave them a sheep for a man servant or a maid servant or for an ass or a camel, or whatever Jacob desired from them they gave him.

34 And Jacob obtained riches and honor and possessions by means of these transactions with the sons of men, and the children of Laban envied him of this honor.

35 And in the course of time he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's, and of that which was our father's has he acquired all this glory.

36 And Jacob beheld the countenance of Laban and of his children, and behold it was not toward him in those days as it had been before.

37 And the Lord appeared to Jacob at the expiration of the six years, and said unto him, Arise, go forth out of this land, and return to the land of thy birthplace and I will be with thee.

38 And Jacob rose up at that time and he mounted his children and wives and all belonging to him upon camels, and he went forth to go to the land of Canaan to his father Isaac.

39 And Laban did not know that Jacob had gone from him, for Laban had been that day sheep‑shearing.

40 And Rachel stole her father's images, and she took them and she concealed them upon the camel upon which she sat, and she went on.

41 And this is the manner of the images; in taking a man who is the first born and slaying him and taking the hair off his head, and taking salt and salting the head and anointing it in oil, then taking a small tablet of copper or a tablet of gold and writing the name upon it, and placing the tablet under his tongue, and taking the head with the tablet under the tongue and putting it in the house, and lighting up lights before it and bowing down to it.

42 And at the time when they bow down to it, it speaketh to them in all matters that they ask of it, through the power of the name which is written in it.

43 And some make them in the figures of men, of gold and silver, and go to them in times known to them, and the figures receive the influence of the stars, and tell them future things, and in this manner were the images which Rachel stole from her father.

44 And Rachel stole these images which were her father's, in order that Laban might not know through them where Jacob had gone.

45 And Laban came home and he asked concerning Jacob and his household, and he was not to be found, and Laban sought his images to know where Jacob had gone, and could not find them, and he went to some other images, and he inquired of them and they told him that Jacob had fled from him to his father's, to the land of Canaan.

46 And Laban then rose up and he took his brothers and all his servants, and he went forth and pursued Jacob, and he overtook him in mount Gilead.

47 And Laban said unto Jacob, What is this thou hast done to me to flee and deceive me, and lead my daughters and their children as captives taken by the sword?

48 And thou didst not suffer me to kiss them and send them away with joy, and thou didst steal my gods and didst go away.

49 And Jacob answered Laban, saying, Because I was afraid lest thou wouldst take thy daughters by force from me; and now with whomsoever thou findest thy gods he shall die.

50 And Laban searched for the images and he examined in all Jacob's tents and furniture, but could not find them.

51 And Laban said unto Jacob, We will make a covenant together and it shall be a testimony between me and thee; if thou shalt afflict my daughters, or shalt take other wives besides my daughters, even God shall be a witness between me and thee in this matter.

52 And they took stones and made a heap, and Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee, therefore he called the name thereof Gilead.

53 And Jacob and Laban offered sacrifice upon the mount, and they ate there by the heap, and they tarried in the mount all night, and Laban rose up early in the morning, and he wept with his daughters and he kissed them, and he returned unto his place.

54 And he hastened and sent off his son Beor, who was seventeen years old, with Abichorof the son of Uz, the son of Nahor, and with them were ten men.

55 And they hastened and went and passed on the road before Jacob, and they came by another road to the land of Seir.

56 And they came unto ESAU and said unto him, Thus saith thy brother and relative, thy mother's brother Laban, the son of Bethuel, saying,

57 Hast thou heard what Jacob thy brother has done unto me, who first came to me naked and bare, and I went to meet him, and brought him to my house with honor, and I made him great, and I gave him my two daughters for wives and also two of my maids.

58 And God blessed him on my account, and he increased abundantly, and had sons, daughters and maid servants.

59 He has also an immense stock of flocks and herds, camels and asses, also silver and gold in abundance; and when he saw that his wealth increased, he left me whilst I went to shear my sheep, and he rose up and fled in secrecy.

60 And he lifted his wives and children upon camels, and he led away all his cattle and property which he acquired in my land, and he lifted up his countenance to go to his father Isaac, to the land of Canaan.

61 And he did not suffer me to kiss my daughters and their children, and he led my daughters as captives taken by the sword, and he also stole my gods and he fled.

62 And now I have left him in the mountain of the brook of Jabuk, him and all belonging to him; he lacketh nothing.

63 If it be thy wish to go to him, go then and there wilt thou find him, and thou canst do unto him as thy soul desireth; and Laban's messengers came and told ESAU all these things.

64 And ESAU heard all the words of Laban's messengers, and his anger was greatly kindled against Jacob, and he remembered his hatred, and his anger burned within him.

65 And ESAU hastened and took his children and servants and the souls of his household, being sixty men, and he went and assembled all the children of Seir the Horite and their people, being three hundred and forty men, and took all this number of four hundred men with drawn swords, and he went unto Jacob to smite him.

66 And ESAU divided this number into several parts, and he took the sixty men of his children and servants and the souls of his household as one head, and gave them in care of Eliphaz his eldest son.

67 And the remaining heads he gave to the care of the six sons of Seir the Horite, and he placed every man over his generations and children.

68 And the whole of this camp went as it was, and ESAU went amongst them toward Jacob, and he conducted them with speed.

69 And Laban's messengers departed from ESAU and went to the land of Canaan, and they came to the house of Rebecca the mother of Jacob and ESAU.

70 And they told her saying, Behold thy son ESAU has gone against his brother Jacob with four hundred men, for he heard that he was coming, and he is gone to make war with him, and to smite him and to take all that he has.

71 And Rebecca hastened and sent seventy two men from the servants of Isaac to meet Jacob on the road; for she said, Peradventure, ESAU may make war in the road when he meets him.

72 And these messengers went on the road to meet Jacob, and they met him in the road of the brook on the opposite side of the brook Jabuk, and Jacob said when he saw them, This camp is destined to me from God, and Jacob called the name of that place Machnayim.

73 And Jacob knew all his father's people, and he kissed them and embraced them and came with them, and Jacob asked them concerning his father and mother, and they said, They were well.

74 And these messengers said unto Jacob, Rebecca thy mother has sent us to thee, saying, I have heard, my son, that thy brother ESAU has gone forth against thee on the road with men from the children of Seir the Horite.

75 And therefore, my son, hearken to my voice and see with thy counsel what thou wilt do, and when he cometh up to thee, supplicate him, and do not speak rashly to him, and give him a present from what thou possessest, and from what God has favored thee with.

76 And when he asketh thee concerning thy affairs, conceal nothing from him, perhaps he may turn from his anger against thee and thou wilt thereby save thy soul, thou and all belonging to thee, for it is thy duty to honor him, for he is thy elder brother.

77 And when Jacob heard the words of his mother which the messengers had spoken to him, Jacob lifted up his voice and wept bitterly, and did as his mother then commanded him.

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1 And at that time Jacob sent messengers to his brother ESAU toward the land of Seir, and he spoke to him words of supplication.

2 And he commanded them, saying, Thus shall ye say to my lord, to ESAU, Thus saith thy servant Jacob, Let not my lord imagine that my father's blessing with which he did bless me has proved beneficial to me.

3 For I have been these twenty years with Laban, and he deceived me and changed my wages ten times, as it has all been already told unto my lord.

4 And I served him in his house very laboriously, and God afterward saw my affliction, my labor and the work of my hands, and he caused me to find grace and favor in his sight.

5 And I afterward through God's great mercy and kindness acquired oxen and asses and cattle, and men servants and maid servants.

6 And now I am coming to my land and my home to my father and mother, who are in the land of Canaan; and I  have sent to let my lord know all this in order to find favor in the sight of my lord, so that he may not imagine that I have f myself obtained wealth, or that the blessing with which my father blessed me has benefited me.

7 And those messengers went to ESAU, and found him on the borders of the land of Edom going toward Jacob, and four hundred men of the children of Seir the Horite were standing with drawn swords.

8 And the messengers of Jacob told ESAU all the words that Jacob had spoken to them concerning ESAU.

9 And ESAU answered them with pride and contempt, and said unto them, Surely I have heard and truly it has been told unto me what Jacob has done to Laban, who exalted him in his house and gave him his daughters for wives, and he begat sons and daughters, and abundantly increased in wealth and riches in Laban's HOUSE through his means.

10 And when he saw that his wealth was abundant and his riches great he fled with all belonging to him, from Laban's HOUSE, and he led Laban's daughters away from the face of their father, as captives taken by the sword without telling him of it.

11 And not only to Laban has Jacob done thus but also unto me has he done so and has twice supplanted me, and shall I be silent?

12 Now therefore I have this day come with my camps to meet him, and I will do unto him according to the desire of my heart.

13 And the messengers returned and came to Jacob and said unto him, We came to thy brother, to ESAU, and we told him all thy words, and thus has he answered us, and behold he cometh to meet thee with four hundred men.

14 Now then know and see what thou shalt do, and pray before God to deliver thee from him.

15 And when he heard the words of his brother which he had spoken to the messengers of Jacob, Jacob was greatly afraid and he was distressed.

16 And Jacob prayed to the Lord his God, and he said, O Lord God of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac, thou didst say unto me when I went away from my father's house, saying,

17 I am the Lord God of thy father Abraham and the God of Isaac, unto thee do I give this land and thy seed after thee, and I will make thy seed as the stars of heaven, and thou shalt spread forth to the four sides of heaven, and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

18 And thou didst establish thy words, and didst give unto me riches and children and cattle, as the utmost wishes of my heart didst thou give unto thy servant; thou didst give unto me all that I asked from thee, so that I lacked nothing.

19 And thou didst afterward say unto me, Return to thy parents and to thy birth place and I will still do well with thee.

20 And now that I have come, and thou didst deliver me from Laban, In shall fall in the hands of ESAU who will slay me, yea, together with the mothers of my children.

21 Now therefore, O Lord God, deliver me, I pray thee, also from the hands of my brother ESAU, for I am greatly afraid of him.

22 And if there is no righteousness in me, do it for the sake of Abraham and my father Isaac.

23 For I know that through kindness and mercy have I acquired this wealth; now therefore I beseech thee to deliver me this day with thy kindness and to answer me.

24 And Jacob ceased praying to the Lord, and he divided the people that were with him with the flocks and cattle into two camps, and he gave the half to the care of Damesek, the son of Eliezer, Abraham's servant, for a camp, with his children, and the other half he gave to the care of his brother Elianus the son of Eliezer, to be for a camp with his children.

25 And he commanded them, saying, Keep yourselves at a distance with your camps, and do not come too near each other, and if ESAU come to one camp and slay it, the other camp at a distance from it will escape him.

26 And Jacob tarried there that night, and during the whole night he gave his servants instructions concerning the forces and his children.

27 And the Lord heard the prayer of Jacob on that day, and the Lord then delivered Jacob from the hands of his brother ESAU.

28 And the Lord sent three angels of the angels of heaven, and they went before ESAU and came to him.

29 And these angels appeared unto ESAU and his people as two thousand men, riding upon horses furnished with all sorts of war instruments, and they appeared in the sight of ESAU and all his men to be divided into four camps, with four chiefs to them.

30 And one camp went on and they found ESAU coming with four hundred men toward his brother Jacob, and this camp ran toward ESAU and his people and terrified them, and ESAU fell off the horse in alarm, and all his men separated from him in that place, for they were greatly afraid.

31 And the whole of the camp shouted after them when they fled from ESAU, and all the warlike men answered, saying,

32 Surely we are the servants of Jacob, who is the servant of God, and who then can stand against us? And ESAU said unto them, O then, my lord and brother Jacob is your lord, whom I have not seen for these twenty years, and now that I have this day come to see him, do you treat me in this manner?

33 And the angels answered him saying, As the Lord liveth, were not Jacob of whom thou speaketh thy brother, we had not let one remaining from thee and thy people, but only on account of Jacob we will do nothing to them.

34 And this camp passed from ESAU and his men and it went away, and ESAU and his men had gone from them about a league when the second camp came toward him with all sorts of weapons, and they also did unto ESAU and his men as the first camp had done to them.

35 And when they had left it to go on, behold the third camp came toward him and they were all terrified, and ESAU fell off the horse, and the whole camp cried out, and said, Surely we are the servants of Jacob, who is the servant of God, and who can stand against us?

36 And ESAU again answered them saying, O then, Jacob my lord and your lord is my brother, and for twenty years I have not seen his countenance and hearing this day that he was coming, I went this day to meet him, and do you treat me in this manner?

37 And they answered him, and said unto him, As the Lord liveth, were not Jacob thy brother as thou didst say, we had not left a remnant from thee and thy men, but on account of Jacob of whom thou speakest being thy brother, we will not meddle with thee or thy men.

38 And the third camp also passed from them, and he still continued his road with his men toward Jacob, when the fourth camp came toward him, and they also did unto him and his men as the others had done.

39 And when ESAU beheld the evil which the four angels had done to him and to his men, he became greatly afraid of his brother Jacob, and he went to meet him in peace.

40 And ESAU concealed his hatred against Jacob, because he was afraid of his life on account of his brother Jacob, and because he imagined that the four camps that he had lighted upon were Jacob's servants.

41 And Jacob tarried that night with his servants in their camps, and he resolved with his servants to give unto ESAU a present from all that he had with him, and from all his property; and Jacob rose up in the morning, he and his men, and they chose from amongst the cattle a present for ESAU.

42 And this is the amount of the present which Jacob chose from his flock to give unto his brother ESAU: and he selected two hundred and forty head from the flocks, and he selected from the camels and asses thirty each, and of the herds he chose fifty kine.

43 And he put them all in ten droves, and he placed each sort by itself, and he delivered them into the hands of ten of his servants, each drove by itself.

44 And he commanded them, and said unto them, Keep yourselves at a distance from each other, and put a space between the droves, and when ESAU and those who are with him shall meet you and ask you, saying, Whose are you, and whither do you go, and to whom belongeth all this before you, you shall say unto them, We are the servants of Jacob, and we come to meet ESAU in peace, and behold Jacob cometh behind us.

45 And that which is before us is a present sent from Jacob to his brother ESAU.

46 And if they shall say unto you, Why doth he delay behind you, from coming to meet his brother and to see his face, then you shall say unto them, Surely he cometh joyfully behind us to meet his brother, for he said, I will appease him with the present that goeth to him, and after this I will see his face, peradventure he will accept of me.

47 So the whole present passed on in the hands of his servants, and went before him on that day, and he lodged that night with his camps by the border of the brook of Jabuk, and he rose up in the midst of the night, and he took his wives and his maid servants, and all belonging to him, and he that night passed them over the ford Jabuk.

48 And when he passed all belonging to him over the brook, Jacob was left by himself, and a man met him, and he wrestled with him that night until the breaking of the day, and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint through wrestling with him.

49 And at the break of day the man left Jacob there, and he blessed him and went away, and Jacob passed the brook at the break of day, and he halted upon his thigh.

50 And the sun rose upon him when he had passed the brook, and he came up to the place of his cattle and children.

51 And they went on till midday, and whilst they were going the present was passing on before them.

52 And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold ESAU was at a distance, coming along with many men, about four hundred, and Jacob was greatly afraid of his brother.

53 And Jacob hastened and divided his children unto his wives and his handmaids, and his daughter Dinah he put in a chest, and delivered her into the hands of his servants.

54 And he passed before his children and wives to meet his brother, and he bowed down to the ground, yea he bowed down seven times until he approached his brother, and God caused Jacob to find grace and favor in the sight of ESAU and his men, for God had heard the prayer of Jacob.

55 And the fear of Jacob and his terror fell upon his brother ESAU, for ESAU was greatly afraid of Jacob for what the angels of God had done to ESAU, and ESAU’S anger against Jacob was turned into kindness.

56 And when ESAU saw Jacob running toward him, he also ran toward him and he embraced him, and he fell upon his neck, and they kissed and they wept.

57 And God put fear and kindness toward Jacob in the hearts of the men that came with ESAU, and they also kissed Jacob and embraced him.

58 And also Eliphaz, the son of ESAU, with his four brothers, sons of ESAU, wept with Jacob, and they kissed him and embraced him, for the fear of Jacob had fallen upon them all.

59 And ESAU lifted up his eyes and saw the women with their offspring, the children of Jacob, walking behind Jacob and bowing along the road to ESAU.

60 And ESAU said unto Jacob, Who are these with thee, my brother? are they thy children or thy servants? and Jacob answered ESAU and said, They are my children which God hath graciously given to thy servant.

61 And whilst Jacob was speaking to ESAU and his men, ESAU beheld the whole camp, and he said unto Jacob, Whence didst thou get the whole of the camp that I met yesternight? and Jacob said, To find favor in the sight of my lord, it is that which God graciously gave to thy servant.

62 And the present came before ESAU, and Jacob pressed ESAU, saying, Take I pray thee the present that I have brought to my lord, and ESAU said, Wherefore is this my purpose? keep that which thou hast unto thyself.

63 And Jacob said, It is incumbent upon me to give all this, since I have seen thy face, that thou still livest in peace.

64 And ESAU refused to take the present, and Jacob said unto him, I beseech thee my lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand, for I have therefore seen thy face, as though I had seen a god‑like face, because thou wast pleased with me.

65 And ESAU took the present, and Jacob also gave unto ESAU silver and gold and bdellium, for he pressed him so much that he took them.

66 And ESAU divided the cattle that were in the camp, and he gave the half to the men who had come with him, for they had come on hire, and the other half he delivered unto the hands of his children.

67 And the silver and gold and bdellium he gave in the hands of Eliphaz his eldest son, and ESAU said unto Jacob, Let us remain with thee, and we will go slowly along with thee until thou comest to my place with me, that we may dwell there together.

68 And Jacob answered his brother and said, I would do as my lord speaketh unto me, but my lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with their young who are with me, go but slowly, for if they went swiftly they would all die, for thou knowest their burdens and their fatigue.

69 Therefore let my lord pass on before his servant, and I will go on slowly for the sake of the children and the flock, until I come to my lord's place to Seir.

70 And ESAU said unto Jacob, I will place with thee some of the people that are with me to take care of thee in the road, and to bear thy fatigue and burden, and he said, What needeth it my lord, if I may find grace in thy sight?

71 Behold I will come unto thee to Seir to dwell there together as thou hast spoken, go thou then with thy people for I will follow thee.

72 And Jacob said this to ESAU in order to remove ESAU and his men from him, so that Jacob might afterward go to his father's house to the land of Canaan.

73 And ESAU hearkened to the voice of Jacob, and ESAU returned with the four hundred men that were with him on their road to Seir, and Jacob and all belonging to him went that day as far as the extremity of the land of Canaan in its borders, and he remained there some time.

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1 At that time the Lord appeared unto Jacob saying, Arise, go to Bethel and remain there, and make there an altar to the Lord who appeareth unto thee, who delivered thee and thy sons from affliction.

2 And Jacob rose up with his sons and all belonging to him, and they went and came to Bethel according to the word of the Lord.

3 And Jacob was ninety‑nine years old when he went up to Bethel, and Jacob and his sons and all the people that were with him, remained in Bethel in Luz, and he there built an altar to the Lord who appeared unto him, and Jacob and his sons remained in Bethel six months.

4 At that time died Deborah the daughter of Uz, the nurse of Rebecca, who had been with Jacob; and Jacob buried her beneath Bethel under an oak that was there.

5 And Rebecca the daughter of Bethuel, the mother of Jacob, also died at that time in Hebron, the same is Kireath‑arba, and she was buried in the cave of Machpelah which Abraham had bought from the children of Heth.

6 And the life of Rebecca was one hundred and thirty‑three years, and she died and when Jacob heard that his mother Rebecca was dead he wept bitterly for his mother, and made a great mourning for her, and for Deborah her nurse beneath the oak, and he called the name of that place Allon‑bachuth.

7 And Laban the Syrian died in those days, for God smote him because he transgressed the covenant that existed between him and Jacob.

8 And Jacob was a hundred years old when the Lord appeared unto him, and blessed him and called his name Israel, and Rachel the wife of Jacob conceived in those days.

9 And at that time Jacob and all belonging to him journeyed from Bethel to go to his father's house, to Hebron.

10 And whilst they were going on the road, and there was yet but a little way to come to Ephrath, Rachel bare a son and she had hard labor and she died.

11 And Jacob buried her in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem, and he set a pillar upon her grave, which is there unto this day; and the days of Rachel were forty‑five years and she died.

12 And Jacob called the name of his son that was born to him, which Rachel bare unto him, Benjamin, for he was born to him in the land on the right hand.

13 And it was after the death of Rachel, that Jacob pitched his tent in the tent of her handmaid Bilhah.

14 And Reuben was jealous for his mother Leah on account of this, and he was filled with anger, and he rose up in his anger and went and entered the tent of Bilhah and he thence removed his father's bed.

15 At that time the portion of birthright, together with the kingly and priestly offices, was removed from the sons of Reuben, for he had profaned his father's bed, and the birthright was given unto Joseph, the kingly office to Judah, and the priesthood unto Levi, because Reuben had defiled his father's bed.

16 And these are the generations of Jacob who were born to him in Padan‑aram, and the sons of Jacob were twelve.

17 The sons of Leah were Reuben the first born, and Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, and their sister  Dinah; and the sons of Rachel were Joseph and Benjamin.

18 The sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, were Gad and Asher, and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid, were Dan and Naphtali; these are the sons of Jacob which were born to him in Padan‑aram.

19 And Jacob and his sons and all belonging to him journeyed and came to Mamre, which is Kireath‑arba, that is in Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned, and Jacob with his sons and all belonging to him, dwelt with his father in Hebron.

20 And his brother ESAU and his sons, and all belonging to him went to the land of Seir and dwelt there, and had possessions in the land of Seir, and the children of ESAU were fruitful and multiplied exceedingly in the land of Seir.

21 And these are the generations of ESAU that were born to him in the land of Canaan, and the sons of ESAU were five.

22 And Adah bare to ESAU his first born Eliphaz, and she also bare to him Reuel, and Ahlibamah bare to him Jeush, Yaalam and Korah.

23 These are the children of ESAU who were born to him in the land of Canaan; and the sons of Eliphaz the son of ESAU were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, Kenaz and Amalex, and the sons of Reuel were Nachath, Zerach, Shamah and Mizzah.

24 And the sons of Jeush were Timnah, Alvah, Jetheth; and the sons of Yaalam were Alah, Phinor and Kenaz.

25 And the sons of Korah were Teman, Mibzar, Magdiel and Eram; these are the families of the sons of ESAU according to their dukedoms in the land of Seir.

26 And these are the names of the sons of Seir the Horite, inhabitants of the land of Seir, Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishan, Ezer and Dishon, being seven sons.

27 And the children of Lotan were Hori, Heman and their sister Timna, that is Timna who came to Jacob and his sons, and they would not give ear to her, and she went and became a concubine to Eliphaz the son of ESAU, and she bare to him Amalek.

28 And the sons of Shobal were Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam, and the sons of Zibeon were Ajah, and Anah, this was that Anah who found the Yemim in the wilderness when he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.

29 And whilst he was feeding his father's asses he led them to the wilderness at different times to feed them.

30 And there was a day that he brought them to one of the deserts on the sea shore, opposite the wilderness of the  people, and whilst he was feeding them, behold a very heavy storm came from the other side of the sea and rested upon the asses that were feeding there, and they all stood still.

31 And afterward about one hundred and twenty great and terrible animals came out from the wilderness at the other side of the sea, and they all came to the place where the asses were, and they placed themselves there.

32 And those animals, from their middle downward, were in the shape of the children of men, and from their middle upward, some had the likeness of bears, and some the likeness of the keephas, with tails behind them from between their shoulders reaching down to the earth, like the tails of the ducheephath, and these animals came and mounted and rode upon these asses, and led them away, and they went away unto this day.

33 And one of these animals approached Anah and smote him with his tail, and then fled from that place.

34 And when he saw this work he was exceedingly afraid of his life, and he fled and escaped to the city.

35 And he related to his sons and brothers all that had happened to him, and many men went to seek the asses but could not find them, and Anah and his brothers went no more to that place from that day following, for they were greatly afraid of their lives.

36 And the children of Anah the son of Seir, were Dishon and his sister Ahlibamah, and the children of Dishon were Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran and Cheran, and the children of Ezer were Bilhan, Zaavan and Akan, and the children of Dishon were Uz and Aran.

37 These are the families of the children of Seir the Horite, according to their dukedoms in the land of Seir.

38 And ESAU and his children dwelt in the land of Seir the Horite, the inhabitant of the land, and they had possessions in it and were fruitful and multiplied exceedingly, and Jacob and his children and all belonging to them, dwelt with their father Isaac in the land of Canaan, as the Lord had commanded Abraham their father.

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1 And Isaac the son of Abraham was still living in those days in the land of Canaan; he was very aged, one hundred and eighty years old, and ESAU his son, the brother of Jacob, was in the land of Edom, and he and his sons had possessions in it amongst the children of Seir.

2 And ESAU heard that his father's time was drawing nigh to die, and he and his sons and household came unto the land of Canaan, unto his father's house, and Jacob and his sons went forth from the place where they dwelt in Hebron, and they all came to their father Isaac, and they found ESAU and his sons in the tent.

3 And Jacob and his sons sat before his father Isaac, and Jacob was still mourning for his son Joseph.

4 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Bring me hither thy sons and I will bless them; and Jacob brought his eleven children before his father Isaac.

5 And Isaac placed his hands upon all the sons of Jacob, and he took hold of them and embraced them, and kissed them one by one, and Isaac blessed them on that day, and he said unto them, May the God of your fathers bless you and increase your seed like the stars of heaven for number.

6 And Isaac also blessed the sons of ESAU, saying, May God cause you to be a dread and a terror to all that will behold you, and to all your enemies.

7 And Isaac called Jacob and his sons, and they all came and sat before Isaac, and Isaac said unto Jacob, The Lord God of the whole earth said unto me, Unto thy seed will I give this land for an inheritance if thy children keep my statutes and my ways, and I will perform unto them the oath which I swore unto thy father Abraham.

8 Now therefore my son, teach thy children and thy children's children to fear the Lord, and to go in the good way which will please the Lord thy God, for if you keep the ways of the Lord and his statutes the Lord will also keep unto you his covenant with Abraham, and will do well with you and your seed all the days.

9 And when Isaac had finished commanding Jacob and his children, he gave up the ghost and died, and was gathered unto his people.

10 And Jacob and ESAU fell upon the face of their father Isaac, and they wept, and Isaac was one hundred and eighty years old when he died in the land of Canaan, in Hebron, and his sons carried him to the cave of Machpelah, which Abraham had bought from the children of Heth for a possession of a burial place.

11 And all the kings of the land of Canaan went with Jacob and ESAU to bury Isaac, and all the kings of Canaan showed Isaac great honor at his death.

12 And the sons of Jacob and the sons of ESAU went barefooted round about, walking and lamenting until they reached Kireath‑arba.

13 And Jacob and ESAU buried their father Isaac in the cave of Machpelah, which is in Kireath‑arba in Hebron, and they buried him with very great honor, as at the funeral of kings.

14 And Jacob and his sons, and ESAU and his sons, and all the kings of Canaan made a great and heavy mourning, and they buried him and mourned for him many days.

15 And at the death of Isaac, he left his cattle and his possessions and all belonging to him to his sons; and ESAU said unto Jacob, Behold I pray thee, all that our father has left we will divide it in two parts, and I will have the choice, and Jacob said, We will do so.

16 And Jacob took all that Isaac had left in the land of Canaan, the cattle and the property, and he placed them in two parts before ESAU and his sons, and he said unto ESAU, Behold all this is before thee, choose thou unto thyself the half which thou wilt take.

17 And Jacob said unto ESAU, Hear thou I pray thee what I will speak unto thee, saying, The Lord God of  heaven and earth spoke unto our fathers Abraham and Isaac, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land for an inheritance forever.

18 Now therefore all that our father has left is before thee, and behold all the land is before thee; choose thou from them what thou desirest.

19 If thou desirest the whole land take it for thee and thy children forever, and I will take this riches, and it thou desirest the riches take it unto thee, and I will take this land for me and for my children to inherit it forever.

20 And Nebayoth, the son of Ishmael, was then in the land with his children, and ESAU went on that day and consulted with him, saying.

21 Thus has Jacob spoken unto me, and thus has he answered me, now give thy advice and we will hear.

22 And Nebayoth said, What is this that Jacob hath spoken unto thee? behold all the children of Canaan are dwelling securely in their land, and Jacob sayeth he will inherit it with his seed all the days.

23 Go now therefore and take all thy father's riches and leave Jacob thy brother in the land, as he has spoken.

24 And ESAU rose up and returned to Jacob, and did all that Nebayoth the son of Ishmael had advised; and ESAU took all the riches that Isaac had left, the souls, the beasts, the cattle and the property, and all the riches; he gave nothing to his brother Jacob; and Jacob took all the land of Canaan, from the brook of Egypt unto the river Euphrates, and he took it for an everlasting possession, and for his children and for his seed after him forever.

25 Jacob also took from his brother ESAU the cave of Machpelah, which is in Hebron, which Abraham had bought from Ephron for a possession of a burial place for him and his seed forever.

26 And Jacob wrote all these things in the book of purchase, and he signed it, and he testified all this with four faithful witnesses.

27 And these are the words which Jacob wrote in the book, saying: The land of Canaan and all the cities of the Hittites, the Hivites, the Jebusites, the Ammorites, the Perizzites, and the Gergashites, all the seven nations from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates.

28 And the city of Hebron Kireath‑arba, and the cave which is in it, the whole did Jacob buy from his brother ESAU for value, for a possession and for an inheritance for his seed after him forever.

29 And Jacob took the book of purchase and the signature, the command and the statutes and the revealed book, and he placed them in an earthen vessel in order that they should remain for a long time, and he delivered them into the hands of his children.

30 ESAU took all that his father had left him after his death from his brother Jacob, and he took all the property, from man and beast, camel and ass, ox and lamb, silver and gold, stones and bdellium, and all the riches which had belonged to Isaac the son of Abraham; there was nothing left which ESAU did not take unto himself, from all that Isaac had left after his death.

31 And ESAU took all this, and he and his children went home to the land of Seir the Horite, away from his brother Jacob and his children.

32 And ESAU had possessions amongst the children of Seir, and ESAU returned not to the land of Canaan from that day forward.

33 And the whole land of Canaan became an inheritance to the children of Israel for an everlasting inheritance, and ESAU with all his children inherited the mountain of Seir.

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1 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years, and the days of Jacob, and the years of his life were a hundred and forty seven years.

2 At that time Jacob was attacked with that illness of which he died and he sent and called for his son Joseph from Egypt, and Joseph his son came from Egypt and Joseph came unto his father.

3 And Jacob said unto Joseph and unto his sons, Behold I die, and the God of your ancestors will visit you, and bring you back to the land, which the Lord sware to give unto you and unto your children after you, now therefore when I am dead, bury me in the cave which is in Machpelah in Hebron in the land of Canaan, near my ancestors.

4 And Jacob made his sons swear to bury him in Machpelah, in Hebron, and his sons swore unto him concerning this thing.

5 And he commanded them, saying, Serve the Lord your God, for he who delivered your fathers will also deliver you from all trouble.

6 And Jacob said, Call all your children unto me, and all the children of Jacob's sons came and sat before him, and Jacob blessed them, and he said unto them, The Lord God of your fathers shall grant you a thousand times as much and bless you, and may he give you the blessing of your father Abraham; and all the children of Jacob's sons went forth on that day after he had blessed them.

7 And on the next day Jacob again called for his sons, and they all assembled and came to him and sat before him, and Jacob on that day blessed his sons before his death, each man did he bless according to his blessing; behold it is written in the book of the law of the Lord appertaining to Israel.

8 And Jacob said unto Judah, I know my son that thou art a mighty man for thy brethren; reign over them, and thy sons shall reign over their sons forever.

9 Only teach thy sons the bow and all the weapons of war, in order that they may fight the battles of their brother who will rule over his enemies.

10 And Jacob again commanded his sons on that day, saying, Behold I shall be this day gathered unto my people; carry me up from Egypt, and bury me in the cave of Machpelah as I have commanded you.

11 Howbeit take heed I pray you that none of your sons carry me, only yourselves, and this is the manner you shall do unto me, when you carry my body to go with it to the land of Canaan to bury me,

12 Judah, Issachar and Zebulun shall carry my bier at the eastern side; Reuben, Simeon and Gad at the south, Ephraim, Manasseh and Benjamin at the west, Dan, Asher and Naphtali at the north.

13 Let not Levi carry with you, for he and his sons will carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord with the Israelites in the camp, neither let Joseph my son carry, for as a king so let his glory be; howbeit, Ephraim and Manasseh shall be in their stead.

14 Thus shall you do unto me when you carry me away; do not neglect any thing of all that I command you; and it shall come to pass when you do this unto me, that the Lord will remember you favorably and your children after you forever.

15 And you my sons, honor each his brother and his relative, and command your children and your children's children after you to serve the Lord God of your ancestors all the days.

16 In order that you may prolong your days in the land, you and your children and your children's children for ever, when you do what is good and upright in the sight of the Lord your God, to go in all his ways.

17 And thou, Joseph my son, forgive I pray thee the prongs of thy brethren and all their misdeeds in the injury that they heaped upon thee, for God intended it for thine and thy children's benefit.

18 And O my son leave not thy brethren to the inhabitants of Egypt, neither hurt their feelings, for behold I consign them to the hand of God and in thy hand to guard them from the Egyptians; and the sons of Jacob answered their father saying, O, our father, all that thou hast commanded us, so will we do; may God only be with us.

19 And Jacob said unto his sons, So may God be with you when you keep all his ways; turn not from his ways either to the right or the left in performing what is good and upright in his sight.

20 For I know that many and grievous troubles will befall you in the latter days in the land, yea your children and children's children, only serve the Lord and he will save you from all trouble.

21 And it shall come to pass when you shall go after God to serve him and will teach your children after you, and your children's children, to know the Lord, then will the Lord raise up unto you and your children a servant from amongst your children, and the Lord will deliver you through his hand from all affliction, and bring you out of Egypt and bring you back to the land of your fathers to inherit it securely.

22 And Jacob ceased commanding his sons, and he drew his feet into the bed, he died and was gathered to his people.

23 And Joseph fell upon his father and he cried out and wept over him and he kissed him, and he called out in a bitter voice, and he said, O my father, my father.

24 And his son's wives and all his household came and fell upon Jacob, and they wept over him, and cried in a very loud voice concerning Jacob.

25 And all the sons of Jacob rose up together, and they tore their garments, and they all put sackcloth upon their loins, and they fell upon their faces, and they cast dust upon their heads toward the heavens.

26 And the thing was told unto Osnath Joseph's wife, and she rose up and put on a sack and she with all the Egyptian women with her came and mourned and wept for Jacob.

27 And also all the people of Egypt who knew Jacob came all on that day when they heard this thing, and all Egypt wept for many days.

28 And also from the land of Canaan did the women come unto Egypt when they heard that Jacob was dead, and they wept for him in Egypt for seventy days.

29 And it came to pass after this that Joseph commanded his servants the doctors to embalm his father with myrrh and frankincense and all manner of incense and perfume, and the doctors embalmed Jacob as Joseph had commanded them.

30 And all the people of Egypt and the elders and all the inhabitants of the land of Goshen wept and mourned over Jacob, and all his sons and the children of his household lamented and mourned over their father Jacob many days.

31 And after the days of his weeping had passed away, at the end of seventy days, Joseph said unto Pharaoh, I will go up and bury my father in the land of Canaan as he made me swear, and then I will return.

32 And Pharaoh sent Joseph, saying, Go up and bury thy father as he said, and as he made thee swear; and Joseph rose up with all his brethren to go to the land of Canaan to bury their father Jacob as he had commanded them.

33 And Pharaoh commanded that it should be proclaimed throughout Egypt, saying, Whoever goeth not up with Joseph and his brethren to the land of Canaan to bury Jacob, shall die.

34 And all Egypt heard of Pharaoh's proclamation, and they all rose up together, and all the servants of Pharaoh, and the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt went up with Joseph, and all the officers and nobles of Pharaoh went up as the servants of Joseph, and they went to bury Jacob in the land of Canaan.

35 And the sons of Jacob carried the bier upon which he lay; according to all that their father commanded them, so did his sons unto him.

36 And the bier was of pure gold, and it was inlaid round about with onyx stones and bdellium; and the covering of the bier was gold woven work, joined with threads, and over them were hooks of onyx stones and bdellium.

37 And Joseph placed upon the head of his father Jacob a large golden crown, and he put a golden scepter in his hand, and they surrounded the bier as was the custom of kings during their lives.

38 And all the troops of Egypt went before him in this array, at first all the mighty men of Pharaoh, and the mighty men of Joseph, and after them the rest of the inhabitants of Egypt, and they were all girded with swords and equipped with coats of mail, and the trappings of war were upon them.

39 And all the weepers and mourners went at a distance opposite to the bier, going and weeping and lamenting, and the rest of the people went after the bier.

40 And Joseph and his household went together near the bier barefooted and weeping, and the rest of Joseph's servants went around him; each man had his ornaments upon him, and they were all armed with their weapons of  war.

41 And fifty of Jacob's servants went in front of the bier, and they strewed along the road myrrh and aloes, and all manner of perfume, and all the sons of Jacob that carried the bier walked upon the perfumery, and the servants of Jacob went before them strewing the perfume along the road.

42 And Joseph went up with a heavy camp, and they did after this manner every day until they reached the land of Canaan, and they came to the threshing floor of Atad, which was on the other side of Jordan, and they mourned an exceeding great and heavy mourning in that place.

43 And all the kings of Canaan heard of this thing and they all went forth, each man from his house, thirty‑one kings of Canaan, and they all came with their men to mourn and weep over Jacob.

44 And all these kings beheld Jacob's bier, and behold Joseph's crown was upon it, and they also put their crowns upon the bier, and encircled it with crowns.

45 And all these kings made in that place a great and heavy mourning with the sons of Jacob and Egypt over Jacob, for all the kings of Canaan knew the valor of Jacob and his sons.

46 And the report reached ESAU, saying, Jacob died in Egypt, and his sons and all Egypt are conveying him to the land of Canaan to bury him.

47 And ESAU heard this thing, and he was dwelling in mount Seir, and he rose up with his sons and all his people and all his household, a people exceedingly great, and they came to mourn and weep over Jacob.

48 And it came to pass, when ESAU came he mourned for his brother Jacob, and all Egypt and all Canaan again rose up and mourned a great mourning with ESAU over Jacob in that place

49 And Joseph and his brethren brought their father Jacob from that place, and they went to Hebron to bury Jacob in the cave by his fathers.

50 And they came unto Kireath‑arba, to the cave, and as they came ESAU stood with his sons against Joseph and his brethren as a hindrance in the cave, saying, Jacob shall not be buried therein, for it belongeth to us and to our father.

51 And Joseph and his brethren heard the words of Esau's sons, and they were exceedingly wroth, and Joseph approached unto ESAU, saying, What is this thing which they have spoken? surely my father Jacob bought it from thee for great riches after the death of Isaac, now five and twenty years ago, and also all the land of Canaan he bought from thee and from thy sons, and thy seed after thee.

52 And Jacob bought it for his sons and his seed after him for an inheritance for ever, and why speakest thou these things this day?

53 And ESAU answered, saying, Thou speakest falsely and utterest lies, for I sold not anything belonging to me in all this land, as thou sayest, neither did my brother Jacob buy aught belonging to me in this land.

54 And ESAU spoke these things in order to deceive Joseph with his words, for ESAU knew that Joseph was not present in those days when ESAU sold all belonging to him in the land of Canaan to Jacob.

55 And Joseph said unto ESAU, Surely my father inserted these things with thee in the record of purchase, and testified the record with witnesses, and behold it is with us in Egypt.

56 And ESAU answered, saying unto him, Bring the record, all that thou wilt find in the record, so will we do.

57 And Joseph called unto Naphtali his brother, and he said, Hasten quickly, stay not, and run I pray thee to Egypt and bring all the records; the record of the purchase, the sealed record and the open record, and also all the first records in which all the transactions of the birth‑right are written, fetch thou.

58 And thou shalt bring them unto us hither, that we may know from them all the words of ESAU and his sons which they spoke this day.

59 And Naphtali hearkened to the voice of Joseph and he hastened and ran to go down to Egypt, and Naphtali was lighter on foot than any of the stags that were upon the wilderness, for he would go upon ears of corn without crushing them.

60 And when ESAU saw that Naphtali had gone to fetch the records, he and his sons increased their resistance against the cave, and ESAU and all his people rose up against Joseph and his brethren to battle.

61 And all the sons of Jacob and the people of Egypt fought with ESAU and his men, and the sons of ESAU and his people were smitten before the sons of Jacob, and the sons of Jacob slew of Esau's people forty men.

62 And Chushim the son of Dan, the son of Jacob, was at that time with  Jacob's sons, but he was about a hundred cubits distant from the place of battle, for he remained with the children of Jacob's sons by Jacob's bier to guard it.

63 And Chushim was dumb and deaf, still he understood the voice of consternation amongst men.

64 And he asked, saying, Why do you not bury the dead, and what is this great consternation? and they answered him the words of ESAU and his sons; and he ran to ESAU in the midst of the battle, and he slew ESAU with a sword, and he cut off his head, and it sprang to a distance, and ESAU fell amongst the people of the battle.

65 And when Chushim did this thing the sons of Jacob prevailed over the sons of ESAU, and the sons of Jacob buried their father Jacob by force in the cave, and the sons of ESAU beheld it.

66 And Jacob was buried in Hebron, in the cave of Machpelah which Abraham had bought from the sons of Heth for the possession of a burial place, and he was buried in very costly garments.

67 And no king had such honor paid him as Joseph paid unto his father at his death, for he buried him with great honor like unto the burial of kings.

68 And Joseph and his brethren made a mourning of seven days for their father.

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1 And it was after this that the sons of ESAU waged war with the sons of Jacob, and the sons of ESAU fought with the sons of Jacob in Hebron, and ESAU was still lying dead, and not buried.

2 And the battle was heavy between them, and the sons of ESAU were smitten before the sons of Jacob, and the sons of Jacob slew of the sons of ESAU eighty men, and not one died of the people of the sons of Jacob; and the hand of Joseph prevailed over all the people of the sons of ESAU, and he took Zepho, the son of Eliphaz, the son of ESAU, and fifty of his men captive, and he bound them with chains of iron, and gave them into the hand of his servants to bring them to Egypt.

3 And it came to pass when the sons of Jacob had taken Zepho and his people captive, all those that remained were greatly afraid of their lives from the house of ESAU, lest they should also be taken captive, and they all fled with Eliphaz the son of ESAU and his people, with Esau's body, and they went on their road to Mount Seir.

4 And they came unto Mount Seir and they buried ESAU in Seir, but they had not brought his head with them to Seir, for it was buried in that place where the battle had been in Hebron.

5 And it came to pass when the sons of ESAU had fled from before the sons of Jacob, the sons of Jacob pursued them unto the borders of Seir, but they did not slay a single man from amongst them when they pursued them, for Esau's body which they carried with them excited their confusion, so they fled and the sons of Jacob turned back from them and came up to the place where their brethren were in Hebron, and they remained there on that day, and on the next day until they rested from the battle.

6 And it came to pass on the third day they assembled all the sons of Seir the Horite, and they assembled all the children of the east, a multitude of people like the sand of the sea, and they went and came down to Egypt to fight with Joseph and his brethren, in order to deliver their brethren.

7 And Joseph and all the sons of Jacob heard that the sons of ESAU and the children of the east had come upon them to battle in order to deliver their brethren.

8 And Joseph and his brethren and the strong men of Egypt went forth and fought in the city of Rameses, and Joseph and his brethren dealt out a tremendous blow amongst the sons of ESAU and the children of the east.

9 And they slew of them six hundred thousand men, and they slew amongst them all the mighty men of the children of Seir the Horite; there were only a few of them left, and they slew also a great many of the children of the east, and of the children of ESAU; and Eliphaz the son of ESAU, and the children of the east all fled before Joseph and his brethren.

10 And Joseph and his brethren pursued them until they came unto Succoth, and they yet slew of them in Succoth thirty men, and the rest escaped and they fled each to his city.

11 And Joseph and his brethren and the mighty men of Egypt turned back from them with joy and cheerfulness of heart, for they had smitten all their enemies.

12 And Zepho the son of Eliphaz and his men were still slaves in Egypt to the sons of Jacob, and their pains increased.

13 And when the sons of ESAU and the sons of Seir returned to their land, the sons of Seir saw that they had all fallen into the hands of the sons of Jacob, and the people of Egypt, on account of the battle of the sons of ESAU.

14 And the sons of Seir said unto the sons of ESAU, You have seen and therefore you know that this camp was on your account, and not one mighty man or an adept in war remaineth.

15 Now therefore go forth from our land, go from us to the land of Canaan to the land of the dwelling of your fathers; wherefore shall your children inherit the effects of our children in latter days?

16 And the children of ESAU would not listen to the children of Seir, and the children of Seir considered to make war with them.

17 And the children of ESAU sent secretly to Angeas king of Africa, the same is Dinhabah, saying,

18 Send unto us some of thy men and let them come unto us, and we will fight together with the children of Seir the Horite, for they have resolved to fight with us to drive us away from the land.

19 And Angeas king of Dinhabah did so, for he was in those days friendly to the children of ESAU, and Angeas sent five hundred valiant infantry to the children of ESAU, and eight hundred cavalry.

20 And the children of Seir sent unto the children of the east and unto the children of Midian, saying, You have seen what the children of ESAU have done unto us, upon whose account we are almost all destroyed, in their battle with the sons of Jacob.

21 Now therefore come unto us and assist us, and we will fight them together, and we will drive them from the land and be avenged of the cause of our brethren who died for their sakes in their battle with their brethren the sons of Jacob.

22 And all the children of the east listened to the children of Seir, and they came unto them about eight hundred men with drawn swords, and the children of ESAU fought with the children of Seir at that time in the wilderness of Paran.

23 And the children of Seir prevailed then over the sons of ESAU, and the children of Seir slew on that day of the children of ESAU in that battle about two hundred men of the people of Angeas king of Dinhabah.

24 And on the second day the children of ESAU came again to fight a second time with the children of Seir, and the battle was sore upon the children of ESAU this second time, and it troubled them greatly on account of the children of Seir.

25 And when the children of ESAU saw that the children of Seir were more powerful than they were, some men of the children of ESAU turned and assisted the children of Seir their enemies.

26 And there fell yet of the people of the children of ESAU in the second battle fifty‑eight men of the people at Angeas king of Dinhabah.

27 And on the third day the children of ESAU heard that some of their brethren had turned from them to fight against them in the second battle; and the children of ESAU mourned when they heard this thing.

28 And they said, What shall we do unto our brethren who turned from us to assist the children of Seir our enemies? and the children of ESAU again sent to Angeas king of Dinhabah, saying,

29 Send unto us again other men that with them we may fight with the children of Seir, for they have already twice been heavier than we were.

30 And Angeas again sent to the children of ESAU about six hundred valiant men, and they came to assist the children of ESAU.

31 And in ten days' time the children of ESAU again waged war with the children of Seir in the wilderness of Paran, and the battle was very severe upon the children of Seir, and the children of ESAU prevailed at this time over the children of Seir, and the children of Seir were smitten before the children of ESAU, and the children of ESAU slew from them about two thousand men.

32 And all the mighty men of the children of Seir died in this battle, and there only remained their young children that were left in their cities.

33 And all Midian and the children of the east betook themselves to flight from the battle, and they left the children of Seir and fled when they saw that the battle was severe upon them, and the children of ESAU pursued all the children of the east until they reached their land.

34 And the children of ESAU slew yet of them about two hundred and fifty men and from the people of the children of ESAU there fell in that battle about thirty men, but this evil came upon them through their brethren turning from them to assist the children of Seir the Horite, and the children of ESAU again heard of the evil doings of their brethren, and they again mourned on account of this thing.

35 And it came to pass after the battle, the children of ESAU turned back and came home unto Seir, and the children of ESAU slew those who had remained in the land of the children of Seir; they slew also their wives and little ones, they left not a soul alive except fifty young lads and damsels whom they suffered to live, and the children of ESAU did not put them to death, and the lads became their slaves, and the damsels they took for wives.

36 And the children of ESAU dwelt in Seir in the place of the children of Seir, and they inherited their land and took possession of it.

37 And the children of ESAU took all belonging in the land to the children of Seir, also their flocks, their bullocks and their goods, and all belonging to the children of Seir, did the children of ESAU take, and the children of ESAU dwelt in Seir in the place of the children of Seir unto this day, and the children of ESAU divided the land into divisions to the five sons of ESAU, according to their families.

38 And it came to pass in those days, that the children of ESAU resolved to crown a king over them in the land of which they became possessed. And they said to each other, Not so, for he shall reign over us in our land, and we shall be under his counsel and he shall fight our battles, against our enemies, and they did so.

39 And all the children of ESAU swore, saying, That none of their brethren should ever reign over them, but a strange man who is not of their brethren, for the souls of all the children of ESAU were embittered every man against his son, brother and friend, on account of the evil they sustained from their brethren when they fought with the children of Seir.

40 Therefore the sons of ESAU swore, saying, From that day forward they would not choose a king from their brethren, but one from a strange land unto this day.

41 And there was a man there from the people of Angeas king of Dinhabah; his name was Bela the son of Beor, who was a very valiant man, beautiful and comely and wise in all wisdom, and a man of sense and counsel; and there was none of the people of Angeas like unto him.

42 And all the children of ESAU took him and anointed him and they crowned him for a king, and they bowed down to him, and they said unto him, May the king live, may the king live.

43 And they spread out the sheet, and they brought him each man earrings of gold and silver or rings or bracelets, and they made him very rich in silver and in gold, in onyx stones and bdellium, and they made him a royal throne, and they placed a regal crown upon his head, and they built a palace for him and he dwelt therein, and he became king over all the children of ESAU.

44 And the people of Angeas took their hire for their battle from the children of ESAU, and they went and returned at that time to their master in Dinhabah.

45 And Bela reigned over the children of ESAU thirty years, and the children of ESAU dwelt in the land instead of the children of Seir, and they dwelt securely in their stead unto this day.

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1 And it came to pass in the thirty‑second year of the Israelites going down to Egypt, that is in the seventy‑first year of the life of Joseph, in that year died Pharaoh king of Egypt, and Magron his son reigned in his stead.

2 And Pharaoh commanded Joseph before his death to be a father to his son, Magron, and that Magron should be under the care of Joseph and under his counsel.

3 And all Egypt consented to this thing that Joseph should be king over them, for all the Egyptians loved Joseph as of heretofore, only Magron the son of Pharaoh sat upon, his father's throne, and he became king in those days in his father's stead.

4 Magron was forty‑one years old when he began to reign, and forty years he reigned in Egypt, and all Egypt called his name Pharaoh after the name of his father, as it was their custom to do in Egypt to every king that reigned over them.

5 And it came to pass when Pharaoh reigned in his father's stead, he placed the laws of Egypt and all the affairs of government in the hand of Joseph, as his father had commanded him.

6 And Joseph became king over Egypt, for he superintended over all Egypt, and all Egypt was under his care and under his counsel, for all Egypt inclined to Joseph after the death of Pharaoh, and they loved him exceedingly to reign over them.

7 But there were some people amongst them, who did not like him, saying, No stranger shall reign over us; still the whole government of Egypt devolved in those days upon Joseph, after the death of Pharaoh, he being the regulator, doing as he liked throughout the land without any one interfering.

8 And all Egypt was under the care of Joseph, and Joseph made war with all his surrounding enemies, and he subdued them; also all the land and all the Philistines, unto the borders of Canaan, did Joseph subdue, and they were all under his power and they gave a yearly tax unto Joseph.

9 And Pharaoh king of Egypt sat upon his throne in his father's stead, but he was under the control and counsel of Joseph, as he was at first under the control of his father.

10 Neither did he reign but in the land of Egypt only, under the counsel of Joseph, but Joseph reigned over the whole country at that time, from Egypt unto the great river Perath.

11 And Joseph was successful in all his ways, and the Lord was with him, and the Lord gave Joseph additional wisdom, and honor, and glory, and love toward him in the hearts of the Egyptians and throughout the land, and Joseph reigned over the whole country forty years.

12 And all the countries of the Philistines and Canaan and Zidon, and on the other side of Jordan, brought presents unto Joseph all his days, and the whole country was in the hand of Joseph, and they brought unto him a yearly tribute as it was regulated, for Joseph had fought against all his surrounding enemies and subdued them, and the whole country was in the hand of Joseph, and Joseph sat securely upon his throne in Egypt.

13 And also all his brethren the sons of Jacob dwelt securely in the land, all the days of Joseph, and they were fruitful and multiplied exceedingly in the land, and they served the Lord all their days, as their father Jacob had commanded them.

14 And it came to pass at the end of many days and years, when the children of ESAU were dwelling quietly in their land with Bela their king, that the children of ESAU were fruitful and multiplied in the land, and they resolved to go and fight with the sons of Jacob and all Egypt, and to deliver their brother Zepho, the son of Eliphaz, and his men, for they were yet in those days slaves to Joseph.

15 And the children of ESAU sent unto all the children of the east, and they made peace with them, and all the children of the east came unto them to go with the children of ESAU to Egypt to battle.

16 And there came also unto them of the people of Angeas, king of Dinhabah, and they also sent unto the children of Ishmael and they also came unto them.

17 And all this people assembled and came unto Seir to assist the children of ESAU in their battle, and this camp was very large and heavy with people, numerous as the sand of the sea, about eight hundred thousand men, infantry and cavalry, and all these troops went down to Egypt to fight with the sons of Jacob, and they encamped by Rameses.

18 And Joseph went forth with his brethren with the mighty men of Egypt, about six hundred men, and they fought with them in the land of Rameses; and the sons of Jacob at that time again fought with the children of ESAU, in the fiftieth year of the sons of Jacob going down to Egypt, that is the thirtieth year of the reign of Bela over the children of ESAU in Seir.

19 And the Lord gave all the mighty men of ESAU and the children of the east into the hand of Joseph and his brethren, and the people of the children of ESAU and the children of the east were smitten before Joseph.

20 And of the people of ESAU and the children of the east that were slain, there fell before the sons of Jacob about two hundred thousand men, and their king Bela the son of Beor fell with them in the battle, and when the children of ESAU saw that their king had fallen in battle and was dead, their hands became weak in the combat.

21 And Joseph and his brethren and all Egypt were still smiting the people of the house of ESAU, and all Esau's people were afraid of the sons of Jacob and fled from before them.

22 And Joseph and his brethren and all Egypt pursued them a day's journey, and they slew yet from them about three hundred men, continuing to smite them in the road; and they afterward turned back from them.

23 And Joseph and all his brethren returned to Egypt, not one man was missing from them, but of the Egyptians there fell twelve men.

24 And when Joseph returned to Egypt he ordered Zepho and his men to be additionally bound, and they bound them in irons and they increased their grief.

25 And all the people of the children of ESAU, and the children of the east, returned in shame each unto his city, for all the mighty men that were with them had fallen in battle.

26 And when the children of ESAU saw that their king had died in battle they hastened and took a man from the people of the children of the east; his name was Jobab the son of Zarach, from the land of Botzrah, and they caused him to reign over them instead of Bela their king.

27 And Jobab sat upon the throne of Bela as king in his stead, and Jobab reigned in Edom over all the children of ESAU ten years, and the children of ESAU went no more to fight with the sons of Jacob from that day forward, for the sons of ESAU knew the valor of the sons of Jacob, and they were greatly afraid of them.

28 But from that day forward the children of ESAU hated the sons of Jacob, and the hatred and enmity were very strong between them all the days, unto this day.

29 And it came to pass after this, at the end of ten years, Jobab, the son of Zarach, from Botzrah, died, and the children of ESAU took a man whose name was Chusham, from the land of Teman, and they made him king over them instead of Jobab, and Chusham reigned in Edom over all the children of ESAU for twenty years.

30 And Joseph, king of Egypt, and his brethren, and all the children of Israel dwelt securely in Egypt in those days, together with all the children of Joseph and his brethren, having no hindrance or evil accident and the land of Egypt was at that time at rest from war in the days of Joseph and his brethren.

God pronounced judgment on this civilization; that judgment was the confusion of tongues. In thus confounding their language, God made it impossible for them to continue in a common undertaking. The confusion, at least for a time, destroyed the power to secretly associate. The result of the confusion was that they became scattered abroad and ceased from their building. The word Babel means confusion. Here, then, was the beginning of different languages which have been a barrier to close understanding from that day to this. The inability to understand each other has kept nations and peoples apart.

Noah received warning of the Flood one hundred and twenty years before it came to pass and began to build the ark. It is interesting to note that one hundred twenty years after the Flood, men, having built a tower in defiance of God, brought upon themselves confusion of tongues from God.

                              From Babel to Job

The genealogical tables in the Bible are very interesting. Much information can be gained form their study. The line of descent from Adam, through Seth to Noah, is given. Noah is called the Eighty Preacher of Righteousness, but he is the tenth in generation. This was previously explained. The genealogy from Noah is traced to Terah, the father of Abraham, who is the tenth in generation from Noah, as Noah was the tenth from Adam.

Five generations after Noah, Eber, or Heber, was born. Here is the origin of the word Hebrew. Now Abraham, the sixth in generation from Heber, was not a Jew, (as the Jews and the Judeo-Christian clergy would have us believe), although he was a Hebrew. THE WORDS HEBREW AND JEW ARE NOT SYNONYMOUS TERMS. All of Heber’s descendants were Hebrews, but the Jews who had their origin with ESAU, came into existence many years later. But Heber’s posterity, even through the line of Abraham and Isaac, WERE NOT JEWS.  These distinctions are important if we are to understand the story the Bible tells as it affects peoples and races (which are only mentioned when they come into contact with the Israel people).

The Jews are only a part of the descendants of Judah, but they are mixed breeds and not full blood. Because Judah and Esau both married Canaanite women and had children by them. They are known today as the Sephardic Jews. However, the greatest part of Jewry is Askanazi Jews from Russia, Eastern Europe, and Western Mongolia.

For our Judeo-Christian clergy to teach the lie that Abraham was a jew is to say that Abraham’s father was either Esau or Judah, who was a son of Jacob/Israel, the grandson of Abraham. This is only one of hundreds of such FALSE TEACHINGS WHICH HAVE CLOSED THE BIBLE STORY TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE MAJORITY OF OUR PEOPLE.

Heber had two sons, Peleg and Joktan. Peleg received his name to commemorate a great disaster that occurred in his day, “For in his day was the earth divided.” (Genesis 10:25) His name signifies a division of land by water. Reference is thus made to the great seismic disturbance that caused the disappearance of what was known as Atlantis. The two hemispheres were formed at that time. Prior to Peleg’s day, men spread over the earth by way of the connecting land and islands in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The division of the land by water cut off further communication. That such land did exist is well known to those who have investigated the facts.

Moses departed from his usual custom of recording the line of Abraham only, and gives the sons of Joktan, the brother of Peleg. The reason for this is apparent in the name of Joktan’s thirteenth son. That son was Jobab. Now “ab” means father. Moses gives the genealogy of “Father Job,” a son of Joktan, who was the brother of Peleg.

The experiences of Job, as recorded in the oldest book in the Bible, the Book of Job, are authenticated by Moses who tells who Job was.

“Peleg” means division and the Hebrew word translated “divided” is “palag” or, as the celebrated Biblical critic Bengelius has point out, is NePeLeGe meaning a division of the earth by water which happened in the days of Peleg. In the naming of Peleg we have reference to a physical division applicable to land and water.

Shortly after the confusion of tongues which occurred in the days of Cush and Nimrod (Genesis chapter 11). The earth became divided or split asunder and the Atlantic Ocean covered what formerly was land connecting Africa with the Americas. This separated those residing in the western hemisphere from the rest of the human race and thus men were prevented from further evil conspiracy such as led to judgment upon ancient babel, resulting in the confusion of tongues.

IT ALSO RESERVED THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT FOR THE REGATHERING OF THE VARIOUS TRIBES OF ISRAEL UNTIL THE TIME YAHWEH DECIDED.

History furnishes fragmentary evidence that such a disaster did occur. Plato in his Dialogue named “Timaeus” records such a disaster. He makes mention of a vast tract of land beyond the pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar), which was swallowed up in the ocean by a great earthquake. This fact is introduced by Plato as related by Solon (one of the first seven wise men of Greece) who, while in Egypt, heard it from an old Egyptian priest in a discourse with him regarding ancient events. The history of this famous island was given as follows:

“There was formerly an Island at the entrance of the Ocean, where the pillars of Hercules stand (and so beyond the then supposed bounds of Europe and Africa). This island was larger than all Libya and Asia; and from it was an easy passage to many islands; and from these islands to all that continent which was opposite (the North American continent), and next to the true sea (the Pacific ocean)...In after times there happened a dreadful earthquake, and in inundation of water, which continued for the space of a whole day and night, and this island Atlantis being covered and overwhelmed by the waves, sank beneath the ocean and so disappeared.”

                                The Book of Job

Job was a son of Joktan, the brother of Peleg and Peleg was the great, great, great grandfather of Abraham. As Moses has told us who Job’s father was, it is fitting here to record Job’s experiences. In his affliction, proof is given that man dos not serve God for personal gain.

The Book of Job is the oldest in the Bible; it opens with the statement, “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job.” (Job 1:1) He is described as a man that was perfect and upright, fearing God and shunning evil. The time of the events recorded was some two hundred and fifty years after the deluge. Job is described as a prince of high standing. He had seven sons and three daughters, and was exceedingly wealthy.

We are next introduced a most extraordinary scene, Satan is represented as accusing Job, before

god, of serving God for the blessings he had received. One of the most interesting trials on record follows. Satan undertakes to demonstrate the truth of his accusation. He destroys Job’s property and bring personal affliction upon him. Job loses his family, his wife turns against him, his friends fail him, his wealth is gone, and his health is broken. Though still trusting the Yahweh, he curses the day he was born.

Three of his former friends are moved to come to him and tell him how wicked he must have been to thus suffer. They remind him that there must be secret sins back of all his troubles.

Some very interesting conversation follow between Job and his comforters. He is not only accused of all manner of sin, but Eliphaz asks him, “Who ever perished being innocent?” (Job 4:7) The inference is that Job must be a terrible sinner. Job denies the truth of this statement. He reminds them that “To him that is afflicted, pity should be shewed from his friend.” (Job 6:14)

The convention which follows, covers the whole range of human experience and wisdom as it was then known. Because Job refused to accept the findings of his friends, he is accused of lying. In exasperation he sarcastically said to them, “No doubt by ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you!” (Job 12:12)

Finally, Job’s three comforters are silenced because he is righteous in his own eyes. Here Elihu enters into the conversation. He declares, “Great men are not always wise; neither do the aged understand judgment.” (Job 32:9) He reminds Job and his friends that there is a spirt of inspiration from the Almighty that gives understanding. This young man proceeds to advise Job, giving counsel to him in his affliction.

God then entered the scene and answered Job out of a whirlwind, with the result that Job lost his feeling of self-righteousness. Because the three friends had not spoken what was right concerning God, God has displeased with them. Job was restored to his former state when he prayed for his the friends.

Job’s friends, his family and his wealth returned, he lived one hundred and forty years after this experience and saw his sons’ sons unto four generations. Thus we have recorded in Job’s experience that the trials and troubles of the righteous are not the result of sin. God allowed Satan to try Job and he was taught a lesson which he could have learned through continued prosperity.

                               A Race is Called

Moses has carefully recorded the history of the world prior to the existence of his people; and for their information he shows them the beginning of creation and of sin. In that account he depicts world-shaking events, as he chronicles the history of the White Race. It should be, and is, fascinating reading to anyone who will carefully study this record. The reason for this preface to the call of Abraham is to demonstrate God’s activities leading to the call of a race.

In the record Moses shows that a godless nation comes to judgment for sin, just as surely as an individual does. Moses records that ten generations from Adam to Noah cover the activities of the first period of human chronology and history. Then he records ten generations from Noah to Terah, Abraham’s father. How governments had become corrupt, so God called Abraham to begin a new order

Abraham lived in the midst of a civilization centering in Ur of the Chaldees, in the valley of the Euphrates. God issued a command for him to leave his native land, his people and his father’s house, and go to Canaan. So Abraham, with Terah, his father, his wife, Sarah, and Lot; the nephew of Abraham, left Ur of the Chaldees to go to Canaan. Terah, Abraham’s father, was taken sick and died in Haran, within six months after they commenced their journey. Abraham buried his father at Haran, where they dwelt during his sickness.

After his father’s death, Abraham resumed his journey, and Lot continued with him. In the call of Abraham, God dealt with the individual and family. God promised to bless Abraham and his seed that would come after him. This call is of great importance, for in so doing God chose a race.

                                Chosen People:

“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: THE LORD THY GOD HATH CHOSEN THEE TO BE A SPECIAL PEOPLE UNTO HIMSELF, ABOVE ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE UPON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. The LORD DID NOT SET HIS LOVE UPON YOU, NOR CHOOSE YOU, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: BUT BECAUSE THE LORD LOVED YOU, and BECAUSE HE WOULD KEEP THE OATH WHICH HE HAD SWORN UNTO YOUR FATHERS...” (Deuteronomy 7:6-8; 14:2; Isaiah 41:9; 43:1, 10-20; 44:23; 48:10; 49:3; Haggai 2:23)

                               My People Israel:

“Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying, To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain OVER MY PEOPLE ISRAEL, THAT HE MAY SAVE MY PEOPLE out of the hand of the Philistines: for I HAVE LOOKED UPON MY PEOPLE, because their cry is come unto me. And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, BEHOLD THE MAN WHOM I SPAKE TO THEE OF THIS SAME SHALL REIGN OVER MY PEOPLE.” (Exodus 7:4; 1 Samuel 9:15-17; 2 Samuel 3:18; 5:2; 7:7; 7:10-11; 1 Kings 6:13; 8:16; 14:7; 16:2; 1 Chronicles 11:2; 17:7; 17:9-10; 2 Chronicles 6:5-6; Jeremiah 7:12; 12:14; 23:13; 30:3; Ezekiel 14:9; 25:14; 36:12; 9:7; Daniel 9:20; Amos 7:8; 7:15; Matthew 2:6)

                                   My Chosen:

“I HAVE MADE A COVENANT WITH MY CHOSEN, I have sworn unto David my servant.” (Psalm 89:3; Isaiah 43:20; 65:15)

                                 I Have Chosen:

“BUT THOU, ISRAEL, ART MY SERVANT, JACOB WHOM I HAVE CHOSEN, THE SEED OF ABRAHAM MY FRIEND. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, THOU ART MY SERVANT I HAVE CHOSEN THEE, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. FEAR NOT, THOU WORM JACOB, AND YE MEN OF ISRAEL; I WILL HELP THEE, SAITH THE LORD, AND THY REDEEMER, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.” (Isaiah 41:8‑14; 43:10; 44:1-2; 44:21-23; John 13:18)

                            Thou Art My Servant:

“Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, THOU ART MY SERVANT I HAVE CHOSEN THEE, and not cast thee away.” (Isaiah 41:9; 44:21; 49:3)

“REMEMBER THESE, O JACOB AND ISRAEL; FOR THOU ART MY SERVANT: I HAVE FORMED THEE; THOU ART MY SERVANT; O ISRAEL, THOU SHALT NOT BE FORGOTTEN OF ME. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I HAVE REDEEMED THEE. Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for THE LORD HATH REDEEMED JACOB, AND GLORIFIED HIMSELF IN ISRAEL. THUS SAITH THE LORD, THY REDEEMER, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself.” (Isaiah 44:21-24)

                              His Chosen Ones:

“O YE SEED OF ISRAEL HIS SERVANT, YE CHILDREN OF JACOB, HIS CHOSEN ONES.”. (1 Chronicles 16:13; Psalms 105:6; 135:4; Isaiah 41:8; 44:1; Acts 9:15)

                           The People whom God

                     Has Chosen for His Inheritance

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and THE PEOPLE WHOM HE HATH CHOSEN FOR HIS OWN INHERITANCE.” (Psalm 33:12)

           I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine

“But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine...For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: In gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.” (Isaiah 43:1, 34)

                        God chose Abraham alone.

“Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: FOR I CALLED HIM (Abraham) ALONE, and blessed him, and increased him.” (Isaiah 51:1-2)

God entered into an unconditional covenant with Abraham. The blessings under that covenant were as follows: Abraham was to be the father of many nations; his descendants were to possess the land from the River of Egypt unto the great River Euphrates; he would be very fruitful and kings would come from him; his posterity was to be as the sands of the seashore for multitude, and the stars for number; they were to possess the gates of their enemies; to expand as nations to the north, south, east and west; they were to be blessed with bountiful inheritance, and with plenty to sustain them as they developed into a nation and a company of nations. Included in this covenant is a blessing for those who bless him and a curse upon those who curse him

God pronounced this an everlasting covenant. There is no “if” in the call of Abraham. This covenant God signed, sealed and witnessed with Abraham, His friend. Once ratified, it could not be set aside; therefore; it is to be operative forever.

In order that we may better understand the agreement God made with Abraham it is necessary to define a covenant. A covenant is a league, or an agreement, signed, sealed and witnessed. It may be either conditional or unconditional. A conditional covenant is one that is contingent in its performance upon the keeping of certain clauses by the parties involved. The Abrahamic covenant had no such clause in it, and so, being unconditional, when it was ratified, it could not be set aside.

God ratified this covenant in every particular. Therefore, it must continue in force forever. It has so continued and is in force today, just as much as it was in Abraham’s day.

The failure to understand some of these simple facts, and a false desire to give all the blessings to the Jews as their inheritance, has led to much mis-understanding of the story the Bible tells. THE JEW IS NOT THE INHERITOR OF ALL THESE PROMISES. These promises were to be fulfilled in a people who were to become a nation and a company of nations.

                 Lot As Related in the Book of Jasher

                                    Chapter 7

1 And these are the names of the sons of Noah: Japheth, Ham and Shem; and children were born to them after the flood, for they had taken wives before the flood.

2 These are the sons of Japheth; Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras, seven sons.

3 And the sons of Gomer were Askinaz, Rephath and Tegarmah.

4 And the sons of Magog were Elichanaf and Lubal.

5 And the children of Madai were Achon, Zeelo, Chazoni and LOT.

6 And the sons of Javan were Elisha, Tarshish, Chittim and Dudonim.

7 And the sons of Tubal were Ariphi, Kesed and Taari.

8 And the sons of Meshech were Dedon, Zaron and Shebashni.

9 And the sons of Tiras were Benib, Gera, Lupirion and Gilak; these are the sons of Japheth according to their families, and their numbers in those days were about four hundred and sixty men.

10 And these are the sons of Ham; Cush, Mitzraim, Phut and Canaan, four sons; and the sons of Cush were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama and Satecha, and the sons of Raama were Sheba and Dedan.

11 And the sons of Mitzraim were Lud, Anom and Pathros, Chasloth and Chaphtor.

12 And the sons of Phut were Gebul, Hadan, Benah and Adan.

13 And the sons of Canaan were Zidon, Heth, Amori, Gergashi, Hivi, Arkee, Seni, Arodi, Zimodi and Chamothi.

14 These are the sons of Ham, according to their families, and their numbers in those days were about seven hundred and thirty men.

15 And these are the sons of Shem; Elam, Ashur, Arpachshad, Lud and Aram, five sons; and the sons of Elam were Shushan, Machul and Harmon.

16 And the sons of Ashar were Mirus and Mokil, and the sons of Arpachshad were Shelach, Anar and Ashcol.

17 And the sons of Lud were Pethor and Bizayon, and the sons of Aram were Uz, Chul, Gather and Mash.

18 These are the sons of Shem, according to their families; and their numbers in those days were about three hundred men.

19 These are the generations of Shem; Shem begat Arpachshad and Arpachshad begat Shelach, and Shelach begat Eber and to Eber were born two children, the name of one was Peleg, for in his days the sons of men were divided, and in the latter days, the earth was divided.

20 And the name of the second was Yoktan, meaning that in his day the lives of the sons of men were diminished and lessened.

21 These are the sons of Yoktan; Almodad, Shelaf, Chazarmoveth, Yerach, Hadurom, Ozel, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah and Jobab; all these are the sons of Yoktan.

22 And Peleg his brother begat Yen, and Yen begat Serug, and Serug begat Nahor and Nahor begat Terah, and Terah was thirty‑eight years old, and he begat Haran and Nahor.

23 And Cush the son of Ham, the son of Noah, took a wife in those days in his old age, and she bare a son, and they called his name Nimrod, saying, At that time the sons of men again began to rebel and transgress against God, and the child grew up, and his father loved him exceedingly, for he was the son of his old age.

24 And the garments of skin which God made for Adam and his wife, when they went out of the garden, were given to Cush.

25 For after the death of Adam and his wife, the garments were given to Enoch, the son of Jarred, and when Enoch was taken up to God, he gave them to Methuselah, his son.

26 And at the death of Methuselah, Noah took them and brought them to the ark, and they were with him until he went out of the ark.

27 And in their going out, Ham stole those garments from Noah his father, and he took them and hid them from his brothers.

28 And when Ham begat his first born Cush, he gave him the garments in secret, and they were with Cush many days.

29 And Cush also concealed them from his sons and brothers, and when Cush had begotten Nimrod, he gave him those garments through his love for him, and Nimrod grew up, and when he was twenty years old he put on those garments.

30 And Nimrod became strong when he put on the garments, and God gave him might and strength, and he was a mighty hunter in the earth, yea, he was a mighty hunter in the field, and he hunted the animals and he built altars, and he offered upon them the animals before the Lord.

31 And Nimrod strengthened himself, and he rose up from amongst his brethren, and he fought the battles of his brethren against all their enemies round about.

32 And the Lord delivered all the enemies of his brethren in his hands, and God prospered him from time to time in his battles, and he reigned upon earth.

33 Therefore it became current in those days, when a man ushered forth those that he had trained up for battle, he would say to them, Like God did to Nimrod, who was a mighty hunter in the earth, and who succeeded in the battles that prevailed against his brethren, that he delivered them from the hands of their enemies, so may God strengthen us and deliver us this day.

34 And when Nimrod was forty years old, at that time there was a war between his brethren and the children of Japheth, so that they were in the power of their enemies.

35 And Nimrod went forth at that time, and he assembled all the sons of Cush and their families, about four hundred and sixty men, and he hired also from some of his friends and acquaintances about eighty men, and be gave them their hire, and he went with them to battle, and when he was on the road, Nimrod strengthened the hearts of the people that went with him.

36 And he said to them, Do not fear, neither be alarmed, for all our enemies will be delivered into our hands, and you may do with them as you please.

37 And all the men that went were about five hundred, and they fought against their enemies, and they destroyed them, and subdued them, and Nimrod placed standing officers over them in their respective places.

38 And he took some of their children as security, and they were all servants to Nimrod and to his brethren, and Nimrod and all the people that were with him turned homeward.

39 And when Nimrod had joyfully returned from battle, after having conquered his enemies, all his brethren, together with those who knew him before, assembled to make him king over them, and they placed the regal crown upon his head.

40 And he set over his subjects and people, princes, judges, and rulers, as is the custom amongst kings.

41 And he placed Terah the son of Nahor the prince of his host, and he dignified him and elevated him above all his princes.

42 And whilst he was reigning according to his heart's desire, after having conquered all his enemies around, he advised with his counselors to build a city for his palace, and they did so.

43 And they found a large valley opposite to the east, and they built him a large and extensive city, and Nimrod called the name of the city that he built Shinar, for the Lord had vehemently shaken his enemies and destroyed them.

44 And Nimrod dwelt in Shinar, and he reigned securely, and he fought with his enemies and he subdued them, and he prospered in all his battles, and his kingdom became very great.

45 And all nations and tongues heard of his fame, and they gathered themselves to him, and they bowed down to the earth, and they brought him offerings, and he became their lord and king, and they all dwelt with him in the city at Shinar, and Nimrod reigned in the earth over all the sons of Noah, and they were all under his power and counsel.

46 And all the earth was of one tongue and words of union, but Nimrod did not go in the ways of the Lord, and he was more wicked than all the men that were before him, from the days of the flood until those days.

47 And he made gods of wood and stone, and he bowed down to them, and he rebelled against the Lord, and taught all his subjects and the people of the earth his wicked ways; and Mardon his son was more wicked than his father.

48 And every one that heard of the acts of Mardon the son of Nimrod would say, concerning him, From the wicked goeth forth wickedness; therefore it became a proverb in the whole earth, saying, From the wicked goeth forth wickedness, and it was current in the words of men from that time to this.

49 And Terah the son of Nahor, prince of Nimrod's host, was in those days very great in the sight of the king and his subjects, and the king and princes loved him, and they elevated him very high.

50 And Terah took a wife and her name was Amthelo the daughter of Cornebo; and the wife of Terah conceived and bare him a son in those days.

51 Terah was seventy years old when he begat him, and Terah called the name of his son that was born to him Abram, because the king had raised him in those days, and dignified him above all his princes that were with him.

                                    Chapter 9

1 And Haran, the son of Terah, Abram's oldest brother, took a wife in those days.

2 Haran was thirty‑nine years old when he took her; and the wife of Haran conceived and bare a son, and he called his name LOT.

3 And she conceived again and bare a daughter, and she called her name Milca; and she again conceived and bare a daughter, and she called her name Sarai.

4 Haran was forty‑two years old when he begat Sarai, which was in the tenth year of the life of Abram; and in those days Abram and his mother and nurse went out from the cave, as the king and his subjects had forgotten the affair of Abram.

5 And when Abram came out from the cave, he went to Noah and his son Shem, and he remained with them to learn the instruction of the Lord and his ways, and no man knew where Abram was, and Abram served Noah and Shem his son for a long time.

6 And Abram was in Noah's house thirty‑nine years, and Abram knew the Lord from three years old, and he went in the ways of the Lord until the day of his death, as Noah and his son Shem had taught him; and all the sons of the earth in those days greatly transgressed against the Lord, and they rebelled against him and they served other gods, and they forgot the Lord who had created them in the earth; and the inhabitants of the earth made unto themselves, at that time, every man his god; gods of wood and stone which could neither speak, hear, nor deliver, and the sons of men served them and they became their gods.

7 And the king and all his servants, and Terah with all his household were then the first of those that served gods of wood and stone.

8 And Terah had twelve gods of large size, made of wood and stone, after the twelve months of the year, and he served each one monthly, and every month Terah would bring his meat offering and drink offering to his gods; thus did Terah all the days.

9 And all that generation were wicked in the sight of the Lord, and they thus made every man his god, but they forsook the Lord who had created them.

10 And there was not a man found in those days in the whole earth, who knew the Lord (for they served each man his own God) except Noah and his household, and all those who were under his counsel knew the Lord in those days.

11 And Abram the son of Terah was waxing great in those days in the house of Noah, and no man knew it, and the Lord was with him.

12 And the Lord gave Abram an understanding heart, and he knew all the works of that generation were vain, and that all their gods were vain and were of no avail.

13 And Abram saw the sun shining upon the earth, and Abram said unto himself Surely now this sun that shines upon the earth is God, and him will I serve.

14 And Abram served the sun in that day and he prayed to him, and when evening came the sun set as usual, and Abram said within himself, Surely this cannot be God?

15 And Abram still continued to speak within himself, Who is he who made the heavens and the earth? who created upon earth? where is he?

16 And night darkened over him, and he lifted up his eyes toward the west, north, south, and east, and he saw that the sun had vanished from the earth, and the day became dark.

17 And Abram saw the stars and moon before him, and he said, Surely this is the God who created the whole earth as well as man, and behold these his servants are gods around him: and Abram served the moon and prayed to it all that night.

18 And in the morning when it was light and the sun shone upon the earth as usual, Abram saw all the things that the Lord God had made upon earth.

19 And Abram said unto himself Surely these are not gods that made the earth and all mankind, but these are the servants of God, and Abram remained in the house of Noah and there knew the Lord and his ways' and he served the Lord all the days of his life, and all that generation forgot the Lord, and served other gods of wood and stone, and rebelled all their days.

20 And king Nimrod reigned securely, and all the earth was under his control, and all the earth was of one tongue and words of union.

21 And all the princes of Nimrod and his great men took counsel together; Phut, Mitzraim, Cush and Canaan with their families, and they said to each other, Come let us build ourselves a city and in it a strong tower, and its top reaching heaven, and we will make ourselves famed, so that we may reign upon the whole world, in order that the evil of our enemies may cease from us, that we may reign mightily over them, and that we may not become scattered over the earth on account of their wars.

22 And they all went before the king, and they told the king these words, and the king agreed with them in this affair, and he did so.

23 And all the families assembled consisting of about six hundred thousand men, and they went to seek an extensive piece of ground to build the city and the tower, and they sought in the whole earth and they found none like one valley at the east of the land of Shinar, about two days' walk, and they journeyed there and they dwelt there.

24 And they began to make bricks and burn fires to build the city and the tower that they had imagined to complete.

25 And the building of the tower was unto them a transgression and a sin, and they began to build it, and whilst they were building against the Lord God of heaven, they imagined in their hearts to war against him and to ascend into heaven.

26 And all these people and all the families divided themselves in three parts; the first said We will ascend into heaven and fight against him; the second said, We will ascend to heaven and place our own gods there and serve them; and the third part said, We will ascend to heaven and smite him with bows and spears; and God knew all their works and all their evil thoughts, and he saw the city and the tower which they were building.

27 And when they were building they built themselves a great city and a very high and strong tower; and on account of its height the mortar and bricks did not reach the builders in their ascent to it, until those who went up had completed a full year, and after that, they reached to the builders and gave them the mortar and the bricks; thus was it done daily.

28 And behold these ascended and others descended the whole day; and if a brick should fall from their hands and get broken, they would all weep over it, and if a man fell and died, none of them would look at him.

29 And the Lord knew their thoughts, and it came to pass when they were building they cast the arrows toward the heavens, and all the arrows fell upon them filled with blood, and when they saw them they said to each other, Surely we have slain all those that are in heaven.

30 For this was from the Lord in order to cause them to err, and in order; to destroy them from off the face of the ground.

31 And they built the tower and the city, and they did this thing daily until many days and years were elapsed.

32 And God said to the seventy angels who stood foremost before him, to those who were near to him, saying, Come let us descend and confuse their tongues, that one man shall not understand the language of his neighbor, and they did so unto them.

33 And from that day following, they forgot each man his neighbor's tongue, and they could not understand to speak in one tongue, and when the builder took from the hands of his neighbor lime or stone which he did not order, the builder would cast it away and throw it upon his neighbor, that he would die.

34 And they did so many days, and they killed many of them in this manner.

35 And the Lord smote the three divisions that were there, and he punished them according to their works and designs; those who said, We will ascend to heaven and serve our gods, became like apes and elephants; and those who said, We will smite the heaven with arrows, the Lord killed them, one man through the hand of his neighbor; and the third division of those who said, We will ascend to heaven and fight against him, the Lord scattered them throughout the earth.

36 And those who were left amongst them, when they knew and understood the evil which was coming upon them, they forsook the building, and they also became scattered upon the face of the whole earth.

37 And they ceased building the city and the tower; therefore he called that place Babel, for there the Lord confounded the Language of the whole earth; behold it was at the east of the land of Shinar.

38 And as to the tower which the sons of men built, the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up one third part thereof, and a fire also descended from heaven and burned another third, and the other third is left to this day, and it is of that part which was aloft, and its circumference is three days' walk.

39 And many of the sons of men died in that tower, a people without number.

                                    Chapter 13

1 And Terah took his son Abram and his grandson LOT, the son of Haran, and Sarai his daughter‑in‑law, the wife of his son Abram, and all the souls of his household and went with them from Ur Casdim to go to the land of Canaan. And when they came as far as the land of Haran they remained there, for it was exceedingly good land for pasture, and of sufficient extent for those who accompanied them.

2 And the people of the land of Haran saw that Abram was good and upright with God and men, and that the Lord his God was with him, and some of the people of the land of Haran came and joined Abram, and he taught them the instruction of the Lord and his ways; and these men remained with Abram in his house and they adhered to him.

3 And Abram remained in the land three years, and at the expiration of three years the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him; I am the Lord who brought thee forth from Ur Casdim, and delivered thee from the hands of all thine enemies.

4 And now therefore if thou wilt hearken to my voice and keep my commandments, my statutes and my laws, then will I cause thy enemies to fall before thee, and I will multiply thy seed like the stars of heaven, and I will send my blessing upon all the works of thy hands, and thou shalt lack nothing.

5 Arise now, take thy wife and all belonging to thee and go to the land of Canaan and remain there, and I will there be unto thee for a God, and I will bless thee. And Abram rose and took his wife and all belonging to him, and he went to the land of Canaan as the Lord had told him; and Abram was fifty years old when he went from Haran.

6 And Abram came to the land of Canaan and dwelt in the midst of the city, and he there pitched his tent amongst the children of Canaan, inhabitants of the land.

7 And the Lord appeared to Abram when he came to the land of Canaan, and said to him, This is the land which I gave unto thee and to thy seed after thee forever, and I will make thy seed like the stars of heaven, and I will give unto thy seed for an inheritance all the lands which thou seest.

8 And Abram built an altar in the place where God had spoken to him, and Abram there called upon the name of the Lord.

9 At that time, at the end of three years of Abram's dwelling in the land of Canaan, in that year Noah died, which was the fifty‑eighth year of the life of Abram; and all the days that Noah lived were nine hundred and fifty years and he died.

10 And Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, he, his wife, and all belonging to him, and all those that accompanied him, together with those that joined him from the people of the land; but Nahor, Abram's brother, and Terah his father, and LOT the son of Haran and all belonging to them dwelt in Haran.

11 In the fifth year of Abram's dwelling in the land of Canaan the people of Sodom and Gomorrah and all the cities of the plain revolted from the power of Chedorlaomer, king of Elam; for all the kings of the cities of the plain had served Chedorlaomer for twelve years, and given him a yearly tax, but in those days in the thirteenth year, they rebelled against him.

12 And in the tenth year of Abram's dwelling in the land of Canaan there was war between Nimrod king of Shinar and Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Nimrod came to fight with Chedorlaomer and to subdue him.

13 For Chedorlaomer was at that time one of the princes of the hosts of Nimrod, and when all the people at the tower were dispersed and those that remained were also scattered upon the face of the earth, Chedorlaomer went to the land of Elam and reigned over it and rebelled against his lord.

14 And in those days when Nimrod saw that the cities of the plain had rebelled, he came with pride and anger to war with Chedorlaomer, and Nimrod assembled all his princes and subjects, about seven hundred thousand men, and went against Chedorlaomer, and Chedorlaomer went out to meet him with five thousand men, and they prepared for battle in the valley of Babel which is between Elam and Shinar.

15 And all those kings fought there, and Nimrod and his people were smitten before the people of Chedorlaomer, and there fell from Nimrod's men about six hundred thousand, and Mardon the king's son fell amongst them.

16 And Nimrod fled and returned in shame and disgrace to his land, and he was under subjection to Chedorlaomer for a long time, and Chedorlaomer returned to his land and sent princes of his host to the kings that dwelt around him, to Arioch king of Elasar, and to Tidal king of Goyim, and made a covenant with them, and they were all obedient to his commands.

17 And it was in the fifteenth year of Abram's dwelling in the land of Canaan, which is the seventieth year of the life of Abram, and the Lord appeared to Abram in that year and he said to him, I am the Lord who brought thee out from Ur Casdim to give thee this land for an inheritance.

18 Now therefore walk before me and be perfect and keep my commands, for to thee and to thy seed I will give this land for an inheritance, from the river Mitzraim unto the great river Euphrates.

19 And thou shalt come to thy fathers in peace and in good age, and the fourth generation shall return here in this land and shall inherit it forever; and Abram built an altar, and he called upon the name of the Lord who appeared to him, and he brought up sacrifices upon the altar to the Lord.

20 At that time Abram returned and went to Haran to see his father and mother, and his father's household, and Abram and his wife and all belonging to him returned to Haran, and Abram dwelt in Haran five years.

21 And many of the people of Haran, about seventy‑two men, followed Abram and Abram taught them the instruction of the Lord and his ways, and he taught them to know the Lord.

22 In those days the Lord appeared to Abram in Haran, and he said to him, Behold, I spoke unto thee these twenty years back saying,

23 Go forth from thy land, from thy birth‑place and from thy father's house, to the land which I have shown thee to give it to thee and to thy children, for there in that land will I bless thee, and make thee a great nation, and make thy  name great, and in thee shall the families of the earth be blessed.

24 Now therefore arise, go forth from this place, thou, thy wife, and all belonging to thee, also every one born in thy house and all the souls thou hast made in Haran, and bring them out with thee from here, and rise to return to the land of Canaan.

25 And Abram arose and took his wife Sarai and all belonging to him and all that were born to him in his house and the souls which they had made in Haran, and they came out to go to the land of Canaan.

26 And Abram went and returned to the land of Canaan, according to the word of the Lord. And LOT the son of his brother Haran went with him, and Abram was seventy‑five years old when he went forth from Haran to return to the land of Canaan.

27 And he came to the land of Canaan according to the word of the Lord to Abram, and he pitched his tent and he dwelt in the plain of Mamre, and with him was LOT his brother's son, and all belonging to him.

28 And the Lord again appeared to Abram and said, To thy seed will I give this land; and he there built an altar to the Lord who appeared to him, which is still to this day in the plains of Mamre.

                                    Chapter 15

1 And in that year there was a heavy famine throughout the land of Canaan, and the inhabitants of the land could not remain on account of the famine for it was very grievous.

2 And Abram and all belonging to him rose and went down to Egypt on account of the famine, and when they were at the brook Mitzraim they remained there some time to rest from the fatigue of the road.

3 And Abram and Sarai were walking at the border of the brook Mitzraim, and Abram beheld his wife Sarai that she was very beautiful.

4 And Abram said to his wife Sarai, Since God has created thee with such a beautiful countenance, I am afraid of the Egyptians lest they should slay me and take thee away, for the fear of God is not in these places.

5 Surely then thou shalt do this, Say thou art my sister to all that may ask thee, in order that it may be well with me, and that we may live and not be put to death.

6 And Abram commanded the same to all those that came with him to Egypt on account of the famine; also his nephew LOT he commanded, saying, If the Egyptians ask thee concerning Sarai say she is the sister of Abram.

7 And yet with all these orders Abram did not put confidence in them, but he took Sarai and placed her in a chest and concealed it amongst their vessels, for Abram was greatly concerned about Sarai on account of the wickedness of the Egyptians.

8 And Abram and all belonging to him rose up from the brook Mitzraim and came to Egypt; and they had scarcely entered the gates of the city when the guards stood up to them saying, Give tithe to the king from what you have, and then you may come into the town; and Abram and those that were with him did so.

9 And Abram with the people that were with him came to Egypt, and when they came they brought the chest in which Sarai was concealed and the Egyptians saw the chest.

10 And the king's servants approached Abram, saying, What hast thou here in this chest which we have not seen? Now open thou the chest and give tithe to the king of all that it contains.

11 And Abram said, This chest I will not open, but all you demand upon it I will give. And Pharaoh's officers answered Abram, saying, It is a chest of precious stones, give us the tenth thereof.

12 Abram said, All that you desire I will give, but you must not open the chest.

13 And the king's officers pressed Abram, and they reached the chest and opened it with force, and they saw, and behold a beautiful woman was in the chest.

14 And when the officers of the king beheld Sarai they were struck with admiration at her beauty, and all the princes and servants of Pharaoh assembled to see Sarai, for she was very beautiful. And the king's officers ran and told Pharaoh all that they had seen, and they praised Sarai to the king; and Pharaoh ordered her to be brought, and the woman came before the king.

15 And Pharaoh beheld Sarai and she pleased him exceedingly, and he was struck with her beauty, and the king rejoiced greatly on her account, and made presents to those who brought him the tidings concerning her.

16 And the woman was then brought to Pharaoh's house, and Abram grieved on account of his wife, and he prayed to the Lord to deliver her from the hands of Pharaoh.

17 And Sarai also prayed at that time and said, O Lord God thou didst tell my Lord Abram to go from his land and from his father's house to the land of Canaan, and thou didst promise to do well with him if he would perform thy commands; now behold we have done that which thou didst command us, and we left our land and our families, and we went to a strange land and to a people whom we have not known before.

18 And we came to this land to avoid the famine, and this evil accident has befallen me; now therefore, O Lord God, deliver us and save us from the hand of this oppressor, and do well with me for the sake of thy mercy.

19 And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Sarai, and the Lord sent an angel to deliver Sarai from the power of Pharaoh.

20 And the king came and sat before Sarai and behold an angel of the Lord was standing over them, and he appeared to Sarai and said to her, Do not fear, for the Lord has heard thy prayer.

21 And the king approached Sarai and said to her, What is that man to thee who brought thee hither? and she said, He is my brother.

22 And the king said, It is incumbent upon us to make him great, to elevate him and to do unto him all the good which thou shalt command us; and at that time the king sent to Abram silver and gold and precious stones in abundance, together with cattle, men servants and maid servants; and the king ordered Abram to be brought, and he sat in the court of the king's house, and the king greatly exalted Abram on that night.

23 And the king approached to speak to Sarai, and he reached out his hand to touch her, when the angel smote him heavily, and he was terrified and he refrained from reaching to her.

24 And when the king came near to Sarai, the angel smote him to the ground, and acted thus to him the whole night, and the king was terrified.

25 And the angel on that night smote heavily all the servants of the king, and his whole household, on account of Sarai, and there was a great lamentation that night amongst the people of Pharaoh's house.

26 And Pharaoh, seeing the evil that befell him, said, Surely on account of this woman has this thing happened to me, and he removed himself at some distance from her and spoke pleasing words to her.

27 And the king said to Sarai, Tell me I pray thee concerning the man with whom thou camest here; and Sarai said, This man is my husband, and I said to thee that he was my brother for I was afraid, lest thou shouldst put him to death through wickedness.

28 And the king kept away from Sarai, and the plagues of the angel of the Lord ceased from him and his household; and Pharaoh knew that he was smitten on account of Sarai, and the king was greatly astonished at this.

29 And in the morning the king called for Abram and said to him, What is this thou hast done to me? Why didst thou say, She is my sister, owing to which I took her unto me for a wife, and this heavy plague has therefore come upon me and my household.

30 Now therefore here is thy wife, take her and go from our land lest we all die on her account. And Pharaoh took more cattle, men servants and maid servants, and silver and gold, to give to Abram, and he returned unto him Sarai his wife.

31 And the king took a maiden whom he begat by his concubines, and he gave her to Sarai for a handmaid.

32 And the king said to his daughter, It is better for thee my daughter to be a handmaid in this man's house than to be mistress in my house, after we have beheld the evil that befell us on account of this woman.

33 And Abram arose, and he and all belonging to him went away from Egypt; and Pharaoh ordered some of his men to accompany him and all that went with him.

34 And Abram returned to the land of Canaan, to the place where he had made the altar, where he at first had pitched his tent.

35 And LOT the son of Haran, Abram's brother, had a heavy stock of cattle, flocks and herds and tents, for the Lord was bountiful to them on account of Abram.

36 And when Abram was dwelling in the land the herdsmen of LOT quarreled with the herdsmen of Abram, for their property was too great for them to remain together in the land, and the land could not bear them on account of their cattle.

37 And when Abram's herdsmen went to feed their flock they would not go into the fields of the people of the land, but the cattle of LOT's herdsmen did otherwise, for they were suffered to feed in the fields of the people of the land.

38 And the people of the land saw this occurrence daily, and they came to Abram and quarreled with him on account of LOT's herdsmen.

39 And Abram said to LOT, What is this thou art doing to me, to make me despicable to the inhabitants of the land, that thou orderest thy herdsman to feed thy cattle in the fields of other people? Dost thou not know that I am a stranger in this land amongst the children of Canaan, and why wilt thou do this unto me?

40 And Abram quarreled daily with LOT on account of this, but LOT would not listen to Abram, and he continued to do the same and the inhabitants of the land came and told Abram.

41 And Abram said unto LOT, How long wilt thou be to me for a stumbling block with the inhabitants of the land? Now I beseech thee let there be no more quarreling between us, for we are kinsmen.

42 But I pray thee separate from me, go and choose a place where thou mayest dwell with thy cattle and all belonging to thee, but Keep thyself at a distance from me, thou and thy household.

43 And be not afraid in going from me, for if any one do an injury to thee, let me know and I will avenge thy cause from him, only remove from me.

44 And when Abram had spoken all these words to LOT, then LOT arose and lifted up his eyes toward the plain of Jordan.

45 And he saw that the whole of this place was well watered, and good for man as well as affording pasture for the cattle.

46 And LOT went from Abram to that place, and he there pitched his tent and he dwelt in Sodom, and they were separated from each other.

47 And Abram dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and he pitched his tent there, and Abram remained in that place many years.

                                    Chapter 16

1 At that time Chedorlaomer king of Elam sent to all the neighboring kings, to Nimrod, king of Shinar who was then under his power, and to Tidal, king of Goyim, and to Arioch, king of Elasar, with whom he made a covenant, saying, Come up to me and assist me, that we may smite all the towns of Sodom and its inhabitants, for they have rebelled against me these thirteen years.

2 And these four kings went up with all their camps, about eight hundred thousand men, and they went as they were, and smote every man they found in their road.

3 And the five kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, Bera king of Sodom, Bersha king of Gomorrah, and Bela king of Zoar, went out to meet them, and they all joined together in the valley of Siddim.

4 And these nine kings made war in the valley of Siddim; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were smitten before the kings of Elam.

5 And the valley of Siddim was full of lime pits and the kings of Elam pursued the kings of Sodom, and the kings of Sodom with their camps fled and fell into the lime pits, and all that remained went to the mountain for safety, and the five kings of Elam came after them and pursued them to the gates of Sodom, and they took all that there was in Sodom.

6 And they plundered all the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and they also took LOT, Abram's brother's son, and his property, and they seized all the goods of the cities of Sodom, and they went away; and Unic, Abram's servant, who was in the battle, saw this, and told Abram all that the kings had done to the cities of Sodom, and that LOT was taken captive by them.

7 And Abram heard this, and he rose up with about three hundred and eighteen men that were with him, and he that night pursued these kings and smote them, and they all fell before Abram and his men, and there was none remaining but the four kings who fled, and they went each his own road.

8 And Abram recovered all the property of Sodom, and he also recovered LOT and his property, his wives and little ones and all belonging to him, so that LOT lacked nothing.

9 And when he returned from smiting these kings, he and his men passed the valley of Siddim where the kings had made war together.

10 And Bera king of Sodom, and the rest of his men that were with him, went out from the lime pits into which they had fallen, to meet Abram and his men.

11 And Adonizedek king of Jerusalem, the same was Shem, went out with his men to meet Abram and his people, with bread and wine, and they remained together in the valley of Melech.

12 And Adonizedek blessed Abram, and Abram gave him a tenth from all that he had brought from the spoil of his enemies, for Adonizedek was a priest before God.

13 And all the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah who were there, with their servants, approached Abram and begged of him to return them their servants whom he had made captive, and to take unto himself all the property.

14 And Abram answered the kings of Sodom, saying, As the Lord liveth who created heaven and earth, and who redeemed my soul from all affliction, and who delivered me this day from my enemies, and gave them into my hand, I will not take anything belonging to you, that you may not boast tomorrow, saying, Abram became rich from our property that he saved.

15 For the Lord my God in whom I trust said unto me, Thou shalt lack nothing, for I will bless thee in all the works of thy hands.

16 And now therefore behold, here is all belonging to you, take it and go; as the Lord liveth In will not take from you from a living soul down to a shoe tie or thread, excepting the expense of the food of those who went out with me to battle, as also the portions of the men who went with me, Anar, Ashcol, and Mamre, they and their men, as well as those also who had remained to watch the baggage, they shall take their portion of the spoil.

17 And the kings of Sodom gave Abram according to all that he had said, and they pressed him to take of whatever he chose, but he would not.

18 And he sent away the kings of Sodom and the remainder of their men,  and he gave them orders about LOT, and they went to their respective places.

19 And LOT, his brother's son, he also sent away with his property, and he went with them, and LOT returned to his home, to Sodom, and Abram and his people returned to their home to the plains of Mamre, which is in Hebron.

20 At that time the Lord again appeared to Abram in Hebron, and he said to him, Do not fear, thy reward is very great before me, for I will not leave thee, until I shall have multiplied thee, and blessed thee and made thy seed like the stars in heaven, which cannot be measured nor numbered.

21 And I will give unto thy seed all these lands that thou seest with thine eyes, to them will I give them for an inheritance forever, only be strong and do not fear, walk before me and be perfect.

22 And in the seventy‑eighth year of the life of Abram, in that year died Reu, the son of Peleg, and all the days of Reu were two hundred and thirty‑nine years, and he died.

23 And Sarai, the daughter of Haran, Abram's wife, was still barren in those days; she did not bear to Abram either son or daughter.

24 And when she saw that she bare no children she took her handmaid Hagar, whom Pharaoh had given her, and she gave her to Abram her husband for a wife.

25 For Hagar learned all the ways of Sarai as Sarai taught her, she was not in any way deficient in following her good ways.

26 And Sarai said to Abram, Behold here is my handmaid Hagar, go to her that she may bring forth upon my knees, that I may also obtain children through her.

27 And at the end of ten years of Abram's dwelling in the land of Canaan, which is the eighty‑fifth year of Abram's life, Sarai gave Hagar unto him.

28 And Abram hearkened to the voice of his wife Sarai, and he took his handmaid Hagar and Abram came to her and she conceived.

29 And when Hagar saw that she had conceived she rejoiced greatly, and her mistress was despised in her eyes, and she said within herself, This can only be that I am better before God than Sarai my mistress, for all the days that my mistress has been with my lord, she did not conceive, but me the Lord has caused in so short a time to conceive by him.

30 And when Sarai saw that Hagar had conceived by Abram, Sarai was jealous of her handmaid, and Sarai said within herself, This is surely nothing else but that she must be better than I am.

31 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee, for at the time when thou didst pray before the Lord for children why didst thou not pray on my account, that the Lord should give me seed from thee?

32 And when I speak to Hagar in thy presence, she despiseth my words, because she has conceived, and thou wilt say nothing to her; may the Lord judge between me and thee for what thou hast done to me.

33 And Abram said to Sarai, Behold thy handmaid is in thy hand, do unto her as it may seem good in thy eyes; and Sarai afflicted her, and Hagar fled from her to the wilderness.

34 And an angel of the Lord found her in the place where she had fled, by a well, and he said to her, Do not fear, for I will multiply thy seed, for thou shalt bear a son and thou shalt call his name Ishmael; now then return to Sarai thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

35 And Hagar called the place of that well Beer‑lahai‑roi, it is between Kadesh and the wilderness of Bered.

36 And Hagar at that time returned to her master's house, and at the end of days Hagar bare a son to Abram, and Abram called his name Ishmael; and Abram was eighty‑six years old when he begat him.

                                    Chapter 19

1 And the cities of Sodom had four judges to four cities, and these were their names, Serak in the city of Sodom, Sharkad in Gomorrah, Zabnac in Admah, and Menon in Zeboyim.

2 And Eliezer Abraham's servant applied to them different names, and he converted Serak to Shakra, Sharkad to Shakrura, Zebnac to Kezobim, and Menon to Matzlodin.

3 And by desire of their four judges the people of Sodom and Gomorrah had beds erected in the streets of the cities, and if a man came to these places they laid hold of him and brought him to one of their beds, and by force made him to lie in them.

4 And as he lay down, three men would stand at his head and three at his feet, and measure him by the length of the bed, and if the man was less than the bed these six men would stretch him at each end, and when he cried out to them they would not answer him.

5 And if he was longer than the bed they would draw together the two sides of the bed at each end, until the man had reached the gates of death.

6 And if he continued to cry out to them, they would answer him, saying, Thus shall it be done to a man that cometh into our land.

7 And when men heard all these things that the people of the cities of Sodom did, they refrained from coming there.

8 And when a poor man came to their land they would give him silver and gold, and cause a proclamation in the whole city not to give him a morsel of bread to eat, and if the stranger should remain there some days, and die from hunger, not having been able to obtain a morsel of bread, then at his death all the people of the city would come and take their silver and gold which they had given to him.

9 And those that could recognize the silver or gold which they had given him took it back, and at his death they also stripped him of his garments, and they would fight about them, and he that prevailed over his neighbor took them.

10 They would after that carry him and bury him under some of the shrubs in the deserts; so they did all the days to any one that came to them and died in their land.

11 And in the course of time Sarah sent Eliezer to Sodom, to see LOT and inquire after his welfare.

12 And Eliezer went to Sodom, and he met a man of Sodom fighting with a stranger, and the man of Sodom stripped the poor man of all his clothes and went away.

13 And this poor man cried to Eliezer and supplicated his favor on account of what the man of Sodom had done to him.

14 And he said to him, Why dost thou act thus to the poor man who came to thy land?

15 And the man of Sodom answered Eliezer, saying, Is this man thy brother, or have the people of Sodom made thee a judge this day, that thou speakest about this man?

16 And Eliezer strove with the man of Sodom on account of the poor man, and when Eliezer approached to recover the poor man's clothes from the man of Sodom, he hastened and with a stone smote Eliezer in the forehead.

17 And the blood flowed copiously from Eliezer's forehead, and when the man saw the blood he caught hold of Eliezer, saying, Give me my hire for having rid thee of this bad blood that was in thy forehead, for such is the custom and the law in our land.

18 And Eliezer said to him, Thou hast wounded me and requirest me to pay thee thy hire; and Eliezer would not hearken to the words of the man of Sodom.

19 And the man laid hold of Eliezer and brought him to Shakra the judge of Sodom for judgment.

20 And the man spoke to the judge, saying, I beseech thee my lord, thus has this man done, for I smote him with a stone that the blood flowed from his forehead, and he is unwilling to give me my hire.

21 And the judge said to Eliezer, This man speaketh truth to thee, give him his hire, for this is the custom in our land; and Eliezer heard the words of the judge, and he lifted up a stone and smote the judge, and the stone struck on his forehead, and the blood flowed copiously from the forehead of the judge, and Eliezer said, If this then is the custom in your land give thou unto this man what I should have given him, for this has been thy decision, thou didst decree it.

22 And Eliezer left the man of Sodom with the judge, and he went away.

23 And when the kings of Elam had made war with the kings of Sodom, the kings of Elam captured all the property of Sodom, and they took LOT captive, with his property, and when it was told to Abraham he went and made war with the kings of Elam, and he recovered from their hands all the property of LOT as well as the property of Sodom.

24 At that time the wife of LOT bare him a daughter, and he called her name Paltith, saying, Because God had delivered him and his whole household from the kings of Elam; and Paltith daughter of LOT grew up, and one of the men of Sodom took her for a wife.

25 And a poor man came into the city to seek a maintenance, and he remained in the city some days, and all the  people of Sodom caused a proclamation of their custom not to give this man a morsel of bread to eat, until he dropped dead upon the earth, and they did so.

26 And Paltith the daughter of LOT saw this man lying in the streets starved with hunger, and no one would give him any thing to keep him alive, and he was just upon the point of death.

27 And her soul was filled with pity on account of the man, and she fed him secretly with bread for many days, and the soul of this man was revived.

28 For when she went forth to fetch water she would put the bread in the water pitcher, and when she came to the place where the poor man was, she took the bread from the pitcher and gave it him to eat; so she did many days.

29 And all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah wondered how this man could bear starvation for so many days.

30 And they said to each other, This can only be that he eats and drinks, for no man can bear starvation for so many days or live as this man has, without even his countenance changing; and three men concealed themselves in a place where the poor man was stationed, to know who it was that brought him bread to eat.

31 And Paltith daughter of LOT went forth that day to fetch water, and she put bread into her pitcher of water, and she went to draw water by the poor man's place, and she took out the bread from the pitcher and gave it to the poor man and he ate it.

32 And the three men saw what Paltith did to the poor man, and they said to her, It is thou then who hast supported him, and therefore has he not starved, nor changed in appearance nor died like the rest.

33 And the three men went out of the place in which they were concealed, and they seized Paltith and the bread which was in the poor man's hand.

34 And they took Paltith and brought her before their judges, and they said to them, Thus did she do, and it is she who supplied the poor man with bread, therefore did he not die all this time; now therefore declare to us the punishment due to this woman for having transgressed our law.

35 And the people of Sodom and Gomorrah assembled and kindled a fire in the street of the city, and they took the woman and cast her into the fire and she was burned to ashes.

36 And in the city of Admah there was a woman to whom they did the like.

37 For a traveler came into the city of Admah to abide there all night, with the intention of going home in the morning, and he sat opposite the door of the house of the young woman's father, to remain there, as the sun had set when be had reached that place; and the young woman saw him sitting by the door of the house.

38 And he asked her for a drink of water and she said to him, Who art thou? and he said to her, I was this day going on the road, and reached here when the sun set, so I will abide here all night, and in the morning I will arise early and continue my journey.

39 And the young woman went into the house and fetched the man bread and water to eat and drink.

40 And this affair became known to the people of Admah, and they assembled and brought the young woman before the judges, that they should judge her for this act.

41 And the judge said, The judgment of death must pass upon this woman because she transgressed our law, and this therefore is the decision concerning her.

42 And the people of those cities assembled and brought out the young woman, and anointed her with honey from head to foot, as the judge had decreed, and they placed her before a swarm of bees which were then in their hives, and the bees flew upon her and stung her that her whole body was swelled.

43 And the young woman cried out on account of the bees, but no one took notice of her or pitied her, and her cries ascended to heaven.

44 And the Lord was provoked at this and at all the works of the cities of Sodom, for they had abundance of food, and had tranquility amongst them, and still would not sustain the poor and the needy, and in those days their evil doings and sins became great before the Lord.

45 And the Lord sent for two of the angels that had come to Abraham's house, to destroy Sodom and its cities.

46 And the angels rose up from the door of Abraham's tent, after they had eaten and drunk, and they reached Sodom in the evening, and LOT was then sitting in the gate of Sodom, and when he saw them he rose to meet them, and he bowed down to the ground.

47 And he pressed them greatly and brought them into his house, and he gave them victuals which they ate, and they abode all night in his house.

48 And the angels said to LOT, Arise, go forth from this place, thou and all belonging to thee, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of this city, for the Lord will destroy this place.

49 And the angels laid hold upon the hand of LOT and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hands of his children, and all belonging to him, and they brought him forth and set him without the cities.

50 And they said to LOT, Escape for thy life, and he fled and all belonging to him.

51 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah and upon all these cities brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.

52 And he overthrew these cities, all the plain and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground; and Ado the wife of LOT looked back to see the destruction of the cities, for her compassion was moved on account of her daughters who remained in Sodom, for they did not go with her.

53 And when she looked back she became a pillar of salt, and it is yet in that place unto this day.

54 And the oxen which stood in that place daily licked up the salt to the extremities of their feet, and in the morning it would spring forth afresh, and they again licked it up unto this day.

55 And LOT and two of his daughters that remained with him fled and escaped to the cave of Adullam, and they remained there for some time.

56 And Abraham rose up early in the morning to see what had been done to the cities of Sodom; and he looked and beheld the smoke of the cities going up like the smoke of a furnace.

57 And LOT and his two daughters remained in the cave, and they made their father drink wine, and they lay with him, for they said there was no man upon earth that could raise up seed from them, for they thought that the whole earth was destroyed.

58 And they both lay with their father, and they conceived and bare sons, and the first born called the name of her son Moab, saying, From my father did I conceive him; he is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

59 And the younger also called her son Benami; he is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

60 And after this LOT and his two daughters went away from there, and he dwelt on the other side of the Jordan with his two daughters and their sons, and the sons of LOT grew up, and they went and took themselves wives from the land of Canaan, and they begat children and they were fruitful and multiplied.

                           The Battle of the Kings

LOT entered Canaan with Abraham. They both had much cattle which resulted in strife for the pasture land between the herdsmen of LOT and those of Abraham. This displeased Abraham, so he told LOT to take his choice of the land that was before them. Abraham said that whatever choice LOT made, he would take what remained.

LOT chose the plains of the Jordan where the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were located. It is interesting here to note that the Dead Sea was not then in existence. The river Jordan flowed through a well-watered plain, finally entering into the Golf of Akaba. The topography of that region was entirely changed when the cities of the plain were destroyed. It was here in the plain that LOT took up his abode.

Some time later, four kings entered into a confederacy and made war against the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah. The Battle was fought in this plain, called the Vale of Siddim. The account ways that this vale was full of slimepit, i.e., asphalt pits. It is in the very region that Job tells us that the rocks gave him rivers of oil. (Job 29:6) There has been no more oil or asphalt in this locality since the cities were destroyed by fire from God. That same territory is now occupied by the Dead Sea.

The invading kings were victorious. The goods of Sodom and Gomorrah were carried away. With them were taken Lot and his possession. Word of Lot’s plight came to Abraham by one who escaped. Abraham armed three hundred and eighteen men of his own household and, with two confederates and their armed forces, pursued the armies of the kings and a rescue was effected.

The King of Sodom desired to pay Abraham with his goods. Abraham replied that he would not take so much as a shoelatchet, lest the king of Sodom should say that he had made Abraham rich. That which the young men had eaten they could have, but he took nothing for himself. Abraham knew their riches were tainted with wickedness. He was well acquainted with reports of the evil doings in these cities. Therefore, Abraham refused to be a party to receiving as pay, wealth gained in that manner.

                       Melchizedek, King of Salem

After the rescue of Lot by Abraham, are introduced to a most interesting person. He is none other than Melchizedek, King of Salem. He met Abraham as he was returning from the battle.

This Melchizedek was a Preacher of Righteousness, and he was Shem, the son of Noah. Shem was then King of Salem or Jerusalem, for Salem was the ancient name of that city. Abraham gave tithes of all to Melchizedek, who, in turn, brought forth bread and wine, for he was the Priest of the Most High God.

There was celebrated what was afterward known as the Lord’s Supper. The significance of this was well known in Abraham’s day. A Priest after the order Melchizedek broke the bread and gave the wine to Abraham.

Later, it is declared that Yahshua was a Priest of the same order. Between the time of this king, to whom Abraham gave tithes and from whom he received the sacraments, and the coming of Yahshua, who was to continue that office forever, is an interesting period in history.

During this time Abraham’s seed grew into a multitude of people. Yahshua instituted anew the giving of the bread and wine, and the seed of Abraham received this in memorial of Him. From then on, until He returns as King of kings and Lord of lords and Jerusalem becomes the seat of authority in His Kingdom, the seed of Abraham were to continue to grow, becoming a nation and a company of nations. During the latter period, or Christian dispensation, they have expanded and inherited all the blessings promised to Abraham.

The order of Melchizedek, in its earthly representation, began with Adam as the first Preacher of Righteousness. Noah was the eighth and Shem was the ninth. Shem lived until Isaac, Abraham’s son, was about forty years old. This was five hundred years after the Deluge. Thus, from Adam to Shem, through Methuselah, who was a contemporary of both because of his long life, the history and early records of the race could be given to Abraham.

At the death of Shem the order of Melchizedek ceased to have earthly representation. Yahshua came and became the tenth, that is, the completion of that order. In His ministry, He was a Prophet; in His atonement, He was a Priest. When He returns, He is to be King. Thus, in the order of Melchizedek, He is Prophet, Priest and King.

           The Birth of Ishmael, Progenitor of the Arabs

We are told in the Book of Jasher:

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1 At that time Chedorlaomer king of Elam sent to all the neighboring kings, to Nimrod, king of Shinar who was then under his power, and to Tidal, king of Goyim, and to Arioch, king of Elasar, with whom he made a covenant, saying, Come up to me and assist me, that we may smite all the towns of Sodom and its inhabitants, for they have rebelled against me these thirteen years.

2 And these four kings went up with all their camps, about eight hundred thousand men, and they went as they were, and smote every man they found in their road.

3 And the five kings of Sodom and Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboyim, Bera king of Sodom, Bersha king of Gomorrah, and Bela king of Zoar, went out to meet them, and they all joined together in the valley of Siddim.

4 And these nine kings made war in the valley of Siddim; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah were smitten before the kings of Elam.

5 And the valley of Siddim was full of lime pits and the kings of Elam pursued the kings of Sodom, and the kings of Sodom with their camps fled and fell into the lime pits, and all that remained went to the mountain for safety, and the five kings of Elam came after them and pursued them to the gates of Sodom, and they took all that there was in Sodom.

6 And they plundered all the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and they also took Lot, Abram's brother's son, and his property, and they seized all the goods of the cities of Sodom, and they went away; and Unic, Abram's servant, who was in the battle, saw this, and told Abram all that the kings had done to the cities of Sodom, and that Lot was taken captive by them.

7 And Abram heard this, and he rose up with about three hundred and eighteen men that were with him, and he that night pursued these kings and smote them, and they all fell before Abram and his men, and there was none remaining but the four kings who fled, and they went each his own road.

8 And Abram recovered all the property of Sodom, and he also recovered Lot and his property, his wives and little ones and all belonging to him, so that Lot lacked nothing.

9 And when he returned from smiting these kings, he and his men passed the valley of Siddim where the kings had made war together.

10 And Bera king of Sodom, and the rest of his men that were with him, went out from the lime pits into which they had fallen, to meet Abram and his men.

11 And Adonizedek king of Jerusalem, the same was Shem, went out with his men to meet Abram and his people, with bread and wine, and they remained together in the valley of Melech.

12 And Adonizedek blessed Abram, and Abram gave him a tenth from all that he had brought from the spoil of his enemies, for Adonizedek was a priest before God.

13 And all the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah who were there, with their servants, approached Abram and begged of him to return them their servants whom he had made captive, and to take unto himself all the property.

14 And Abram answered the kings of Sodom, saying, As the Lord liveth who created heaven and earth, and who redeemed my soul from all affliction, and who delivered me this day from my enemies, and gave them into my hand, I will not take anything belonging to you, that you may not boast tomorrow, saying, Abram became rich from our property that he saved.

15 For the Lord my God in whom I trust said unto me, Thou shalt lack nothing, for I will bless thee in all the works of thy hands.

16 And now therefore behold, here is all belonging to you, take it and go; as the Lord liveth In will not take from you from a living soul down to a shoe tie or thread, excepting the expense of the food of those who went out with me to battle, as also the portions of the men who went with me, Anar, Ashcol, and Mamre, they and their men, as well as those also who had remained to watch the baggage, they shall take their portion of the spoil.

17 And the kings of Sodom gave Abram according to all that he had said, and they pressed him to take of whatever he chose, but he would not.

18 And he sent away the kings of Sodom and the remainder of their men,  and he gave them orders about Lot, and they went to their respective places.

19 And Lot, his brother's son, he also sent away with his property, and he went with them, and Lot returned to his home, to Sodom, and Abram and his people returned to their home to the plains of Mamre, which is in Hebron.

20 At that time the Lord again appeared to Abram in Hebron, and he said to him, Do not fear, thy reward is very great before me, for I will not leave thee, until I shall have multiplied thee, and blessed thee and made thy seed like the stars in heaven, which cannot be measured nor numbered.

21 And I will give unto thy seed all these lands that thou seest with thine eyes, to them will I give them for an inheritance forever, only be strong and do not fear, walk before me and be perfect.

22 And in the seventy‑eighth year of the life of Abram, in that year died Reu, the son of Peleg, and all the days of Reu were two hundred and thirty‑nine years, and he died.

23 And Sarai, the daughter of Haran, Abram's wife, was still barren in those days; she did not bear to Abram either son or daughter.

24 And when she saw that she bare no children she took her handmaid Hagar, whom Pharaoh had given her, and she gave her to Abram her husband for a wife.

25 For Hagar learned all the ways of Sarai as Sarai taught her, she was not in any way deficient in following her good ways.

26 And Sarai said to Abram, Behold here is my handmaid Hagar, go to her that she may bring forth upon my knees, that I may also obtain children through her.

27 And at the end of ten years of Abram's dwelling in the land of Canaan, which is the eighty‑fifth year of Abram's life, Sarai gave Hagar unto him.

28 And Abram hearkened to the voice of his wife Sarai, and he took his handmaid Hagar and Abram came to her and she conceived.

29 And when Hagar saw that she had conceived she rejoiced greatly, and her mistress was despised in her eyes, and she said within herself, This can only be that I am better before God than Sarai my mistress, for all the days that my mistress has been with my lord, she did not conceive, but me the Lord has caused in so short a time to conceive by him.

30 And when Sarai saw that Hagar had conceived by Abram, Sarai was jealous of her handmaid, and Sarai said within herself, This is surely nothing else but that she must be better than I am.

31 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee, for at the time when thou didst pray before the Lord for children why didst thou not pray on my account, that the Lord should give me seed from thee?

32 And when I speak to Hagar in thy presence, she despiseth my words, because she has conceived, and thou wilt say nothing to her; may the Lord judge between me and thee for what thou hast done to me.

33 And Abram said to Sarai, Behold thy handmaid is in thy hand, do unto her as it may seem good in thy eyes; and Sarai afflicted her, and Hagar fled from her to the wilderness.

34 And an angel of the Lord found her in the place where she had fled, by a well, and he said to her, Do not fear, for I will multiply thy seed, for thou shalt bear a son and thou shalt call his name Ishmael; now then return to Sarai thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

35 And Hagar called the place of that well Beer‑lahai‑roi, it is between Kadesh and the wilderness of Bered.

36 And Hagar at that time returned to her master's house, and at the end of days Hagar bare a son to Abram, and Abram called his name Ishmael; and Abram was eighty‑six years old when he begat him.

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1 And it was at that time at the end of a year and four months of Abraham's dwelling in the land of the Philistines in Gerar, that God visited Sarah, and the Lord remembered her, and she conceived and bare a son to Abraham.

2 And Abraham called the name of the son which was born to him, which Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

3 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac at eight days old, as God had commanded Abraham to do unto his seed after him; and Abraham was one hundred, and Sarah ninety years old, when Isaac was born to them.

4 And the child grew up and he was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast upon the day that Isaac was weaned.

5 And Shem and Eber and all the great people of the land, and Abimelech king of the Philistines, and his servants, and Phicol, the captain of his host, came to eat and drink and rejoice at the feast which Abraham made upon the day of his son Isaac's being weaned.

6 Also Terah, the father of Abraham, and Nahor his brother, came from Haran, they and all belonging to them, for they greatly rejoiced on hearing that a son had been born to Sarah.

7 And they came to Abraham, and they ate and drank at the feast which Abraham made upon the day of Isaac's being weaned.

8 And Terah and Nahor rejoiced with Abraham, and they remained with him many days in the land of the Philistines.

9 At that time Serug the son of Reu died, in the first year of the birth of Isaac son of Abraham.

10 And all the days of Serug were two hundred and thirty‑nine years, and he died.

11 And Ishmael the son of Abraham was grown up in those days; he was fourteen years old when Sarah bare Isaac to Abraham.

12 And God was with Ishmael the son of Abraham, and he grew up, and he learned to use the bow and became an archer.

13 And when Isaac was five years old he was sitting with Ishmael at the door of the tent.

14 And Ishmael came to Isaac and seated himself opposite to him, and he took the bow and drew it and put the arrow in it, and intended to slay Isaac.

15 And Sarah saw the act which Ishmael desired to do to her son Isaac, and it grieved her exceedingly on account of her son, and she sent for Abraham, and said to him, Cast out this bondwoman and her son, for her son shall not be heir with my son, for thus did he seek to do unto him this day.

16 And Abraham hearkened to the voice of Sarah, and he rose up early in the morning, and he took twelve loaves and a bottle of water which he gave to Hagar, and sent her away with her son, and Hagar went with her son to the wilderness, and they dwelt in the wilderness of Paran with the inhabitants of the wilderness, and Ishmael was an archer, and he dwelt in the wilderness a long time.

17 And he and his mother afterward went to the land of Egypt, and they dwelt there, and Hagar took a wife for her son from Egypt, and her name was Meribah.

18 And the wife of Ishmael conceived and bare four sons and two daughters, and Ishmael and his mother and his wife and children afterward went and returned to the wilderness.

19 And they made themselves tents in the wilderness, in which they dwelt, and they continued to travel and then to rest monthly and yearly.

20 And God gave Ishmael flocks and herds and tents on account of Abraham his father, and the man increased in cattle.

21 And Ishmael dwelt in deserts and in tents, traveling and resting for a long time, and he did not see the face of his father.

22 And in some time after, Abraham said to Sarah his wife, I will go and see my son Ishmael, for I have a desire to see him, for I have not seen him for a long time.

23 And Abraham rode upon one of his camels to the wilderness to seek his son Ishmael, for he heard that he was dwelling in a tent in the wilderness with all belonging to him.

24 And Abraham went to the wilderness, and he reached the tent of Ishmael about noon, and he asked after Ishmael, and he found the wife of Ishmael sitting in the tent with her children, and Ishmael her husband and his mother were not with them.

25 And Abraham asked the wife of Ishmael, saying, Where has Ishmael gone? and she said, He has gone to the field to hunt, and Abraham was still mounted upon the camel, for he would not get off to the ground as he had sworn to his wife Sarah that he would not get off from the camel.

26 And Abraham said to Ishmael's wife, My daughter, give me a little water that I may drink, for I am fatigued from the journey.

27 And Ishmael's wife answered and said to Abraham, We have neither water nor bread, and she continued sitting in the tent and did not notice Abraham, neither did she ask him who he was.

28 But she was beating her children in the tent, and she was cursing them, and she also cursed her husband Ishmael and reproached him, and Abraham heard the words of Ishmael's wife to her children, and he was very angry and displeased.

29 And Abraham called to the woman to come out to him from the tent, and the woman came and stood opposite to Abraham, for Abraham was still mounted upon the camel.

30 And Abraham said to Ishmael's wife, When thy husband Ishmael returneth home say these words to him,

31 A very old man from the land of the Philistines came hither to seek thee, and thus was his appearance and figure; I did not ask him who he was, and seeing thou wast not here he spoke unto me and said, When Ishmael thy husband returneth tell him thus did this man say, When thou comest home put away this nail of the tent which thou hast placed here, and place another nail in its stead.

32 And Abraham finished his instructions to the woman, and he turned and went off on the camel homeward.

33 And after that Ishmael came from the chase he and his mother, and returned to the tent, and his wife spoke these words to him,

34 A very old man from the land of the Philistines came to seek thee, and thus was his appearance and figure; I did not ask him who he was, and seeing thou wast not at home he said to me, When thy husband cometh home tell him, thus saith the old man, Put away the nail of the tent which thou hast placed here and place another nail in its stead.

35 And Ishmael heard the words of his wife, and he knew that it was his father, and that his wife did not honor him.

36 And Ishmael understood his father's words that he had spoken to his wife, and Ishmael hearkened to the voice of his father, and Ishmael cast off that woman and she went away.

37 And Ishmael afterward went to the land of Canaan, and he took another wife and he brought her to his tent to the place where he then dwelt.

38 And at the end of three years Abraham said, I will go again and see Ishmael my son, for I have not seen him for a long time.

39 And he rode upon his camel and went to the wilderness, and he reached the tent of Ishmael about noon.

40 And he asked after Ishmael, and his wife came out of the tent and she said, He is not here my lord, for he has gone to hunt in the fields, and to feed the camels, and the woman said to Abraham, Turn in my lord into the tent, and eat a morsel of bread, for thy soul must be wearied on account of the journey.

41 And Abraham said to her, I will not stop for I am in haste to continue my journey, but give me a little water to drink, for I have thirst; and the woman hastened and ran into the tent and she brought out water and bread to Abraham, which she placed before him and she urged him to eat, and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted and he blessed his son Ishmael.

42 And he finished his meal and he blessed the Lord, and he said to Ishmael's wife, When Ishmael cometh home say these words to him,

43 A very old man from the land of the Philistines came hither and asked after thee, and thou wast not here; and I brought him out bread and water and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted.

44 And he spoke these words to me: When Ishmael thy husband cometh home, say unto him, The nail of the tent which thou hast is very good, do not put it away from the tent.

45 And Abraham finished commanding the woman, and he rode off to his home to the land of the Philistines; and when Ishmael came to his tent his wife went forth to meet him with joy and a cheerful heart.

46 And she said to him, An old man came here from the land of the Philistines and thus was his appearance, and he asked after thee and thou wast not here, so I brought out bread and water, and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted.

47 And he spoke these words to me, When Ishmael thy husband cometh home say to him, The nail of the tent which thou hast is very good, do not put it away from the tent.

48 And Ishmael knew that it was his father, and that his wife had honored him, and the Lord blessed Ishmael.

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1 And Ishmael then rose up and took his wife and his children and his cattle and all belonging to him, and he journeyed from there and he went to his father in the land of the Philistines.

2 And Abraham related to Ishmael his son the transaction with the first wife that Ishmael took, according to what she did.

3 And Ishmael and his children dwelt with Abraham many days in that land, and Abraham dwelt in the land of the Philistines a long time.

4 And the days increased and reached twenty six years, and after that Abraham with his servants and all belonging to him went from the land of the Philistines and removed to a great distance, and they came near to Hebron, and they remained there, and the servants of Abraham dug wells of water, and Abraham and all belonging to him dwelt by the water, and the servants of Abimelech king of the Philistines heard the report that Abraham's servants had dug wells of water in the borders of the land.

5 And they came and quarreled with the servants of Abraham, and they robbed them of the great well which they had dug.

6 And Abimelech king of the Philistines heard of this affair, and he with Phicol the captain of his host and twenty of his men came to Abraham, and Abimelech spoke to Abraham concerning his servants, and Abraham rebuked Abimelech concerning the well of which his servants had robbed him.

7 And Abimelech said to Abraham, As the Lord liveth who created the whole earth, I did not hear of the act which my servants did unto thy servants until this day.

8 And Abraham took seven ewe lambs and gave them to Abimelech, saying, Take these, I pray thee, from my hands that it may be a testimony for me that I dug this well.

9 And Abimelech took the seven ewe lambs which Abraham had given to him, for he had also given him cattle and herds in abundance, and Abimelech swore to Abraham concerning the well, therefore he called that well Beersheba, for there they both swore concerning it.

10 And they both made a covenant in Beersheba, and Abimelech rose up with Phicol the captain of his host and all his men, and they returned to the land of the Philistines, and Abraham and all belonging to him dwelt in Beersheba and he was in that land a long time.

11 And Abraham planted a large grove in Beersheba, and he made to it four gates facing the four sides of the earth, and he planted a vineyard in it, so that if a traveler came to Abraham he entered any gate which was in his road, and remained there and ate and drank and satisfied himself and then departed.

12 For the house of Abraham was always open to the sons of men that passed and repassed, who came daily to eat and drink in the house of Abraham.

13 And any man who had hunger and came to Abraham's house, Abraham would give him bread that he might eat and drink and be satisfied, and any one that came naked to his house he would clothe with garments as he might choose, and give him silver and gold and make known to him the Lord who had created him in the earth; this did Abraham all his life.

14 And Abraham and his children and all belonging to him dwelt in Beersheba, and he pitched his tent as far as Hebron.

15 And Abraham's brother Nahor and his father and all belonging to them dwelt in Haran, for they did not come with Abraham to the land of Canaan.

16 And children were born to Nahor which Milca the daughter of Haran, and sister to Sarah, Abraham's wife, bare to him.

17 And these are the names of those that were born to him, Uz, Buz, Kemuel, Kesed, Chazo, Pildash, Tidlaf, and Bethuel, being eight sons, these are the children of Milca which she bare to Nahor, Abraham's brother.

18 And Nahor had a concubine and her name was Reumah, and she also bare to Nahor, Zebach, Gachash, Tachash and Maacha, being four sons.

19 And the children that were born to Nahor were twelve sons besides his daughters, and they also had children born to them in Haran.

20 And the children of Uz the first born of Nahor were Abi, Cheref, Gadin, Melus, and Deborah their sister.

21 And the sons of Buz were Berachel, Naamath, Sheva, and Madonu.

22 And the sons of Kemuel were Aram and Rechob.

23 And the sons of Kesed were Anamlech, Meshai, Benon and Yifi; and the sons of Chazo were Pildash, Mechi and Opher.

24 And the sons of Pildash were Arud, Chamum, Mered and Moloch.

25 And the sons of Tidlaf were Mushan, Cushan and Mutzi.

26 And the children of Bethuel were Sechar, Laban and their sister Rebecca.

27 These are the families of the children of Nahor, that were born to them in Haran; and Aram the son of Kemuel and Rechob his brother went away from Haran, and they found a valley in the land by the river Euphrates.

28 And they built a city there, and they called the name of the city after the name of Pethor the son of Aram, that is Aram Naherayim unto this day.

29 And the children of Kesed also went to dwell where they could find a place, and they went and they found a valley opposite to the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there.

30 And they there built themselves a city, and they called the name at the city Kesed after the name of their father, that is the land Kasdim unto this day, and the Kasdim dwelt in that land and they were fruitful and multiplied exceedingly.

31 And Terah, father of Nahor and Abraham, went and took another wife in his old age, and her name was Pelilah, and she conceived and bare him a son and he called his name Zoba.

32 And Terah lived twenty‑five years after he begat Zoba.

33 And Terah died in that year, that is in the thirty‑ fifth year of the birth of Isaac son of Abraham.

34 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years, and he was buried in Haran.

35 And Zoba the son of Terah lived thirty years and he begat Aram, Achlis and Merik.

36 And Aram son of Zoba son of Terah, had three wives and he begat twelve sons and three daughters; and the Lord gave to Aram the son of Zoba, riches and possessions, and abundance of cattle, and flocks and herds, and the man increased greatly.

37 And Aram the son of Zoba and his brother and all his household journeyed from Haran, and they went to dwell where they should find a place, for their property was too great to remain in Haran; for they could not stop in Haran together with their brethren the children of Nahor.

38 And Aram the son of Zoba went with his brethren, and they found a valley at a distance toward the eastern country and they dwelt there.

39 And they also built a city there, and they called the name thereof Aram, after the name of their eldest brother; that is Aram Zoba to this day.

40 And Isaac the son of Abraham was growing up in those days, and  Abraham his father taught him the way of the Lord to know the Lord, and the Lord was with him.

41 And when Isaac was thirty‑seven years old, Ishmael his brother was going about with him in the tent.

42 And Ishmael boasted of himself to Isaac, saying, I was thirteen years old when the Lord spoke to my father to circumcise us, and I did according to the word of the Lord which he spoke to my father, and I gave my soul unto the Lord, and I did not transgress his word which he commanded my father.

43 And Isaac answered Ishmael, saying, Why dost thou boast to me about this, about a little bit of thy flesh which thou didst take from thy body, concerning which the Lord commanded thee?

44 As the Lord liveth, the God of my father Abraham, if the Lord should say unto my father, Take now thy son Isaac and bring him up an offering before me, I would not refrain but I would joyfully accede to it.

45 And the Lord heard the word that Isaac spoke to Ishmael, and it seemed good in the sight of the Lord, and he thought to try Abraham in this matter.

46 And the day arrived when the sons of God came and placed themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with the sons of God before the Lord.

47 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? and Satan answered the Lord and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

48 And the Lord said to Satan, What is thy word to me concerning all the children of the earth? and Satan answered the Lord and said, I have seen all the children of the earth who serve thee and remember thee when they require anything from thee.

49 And when thou givest them the thing which they require from thee, they sit at their ease, and forsake thee and they remember thee no more.

50 Hast thou seen Abraham the son of Terah, who at first had no children, and he served thee and erected altars to thee wherever he came, and he brought up offerings upon them, and he proclaimed thy name continually to all the children of the earth.

51 And now that his son Isaac is born to him, he has forsaken thee, he has made a great feast for all the inhabitants of the land, and the Lord he has forgotten.

52 For amidst all that he has done he brought thee no offering; neither burnt offering nor peace offering, neither ox, lamb nor goat of all that he killed on the day that his son was weaned.

53 Even from the time of his son's birth till now, being thirty‑seven years, he built no altar before thee, nor brought any offering to thee, for he saw that thou didst give what he requested before thee, and he therefore forsook thee.

54 And the Lord said to Satan, Hast thou thus considered my servant Abraham? for there is none like him upon earth, a perfect and an upright man before me, one that feareth God and avoideth evil; as I live, were I to say unto him, Bring up Isaac thy son before me, he would not withhold him from me, much more if I told him to bring up a burnt offering before me from his flock or herds.

55 And Satan answered the Lord and said, Speak then now unto Abraham as thou hast said, and thou wilt see whether he will not this day transgress and cast aside thy words.

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1 And it was at that time that Abraham again took a wife in his old age, and her name was Keturah, from the land of Canaan.

2 And she bare unto him Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuach, being six sons. And the children of Zimran were Abihen, Molich and Narim.

3 And the sons of Jokshan were Sheba and Dedan, and the sons of Medan were Amida, Joab, Gochi, Elisha and Nothach; and the sons of Midian were Ephah, Epher, Chanoch, Abida and Eldaah.

4 And the sons of Ishbak were Makiro, Beyodua and Tator.

5 And the sons of Shuach were Bildad, Mamdad, Munan and Meban; all these are the families of the children of Keturah the Canaanitish woman which she bare unto Abraham the Hebrew.

6 And Abraham sent all these away, and he gave them gifts, and they went away from his son Isaac to dwell wherever they should find a place.

7 And all these went to the mountain at the east, and they built themselves six cities in which they dwelt unto this day.

8 But the children of Sheba and Dedan, children of Jokshan, with their children, did not dwell with their brethren in their cities, and they journeyed and encamped in the countries and wildernesses unto this day.

9 And the children of Midian, son of Abraham, went to the east of the land of Cush, and they there found a large valley in the eastern country, and they remained there and built a city, and they dwelt therein, that is the land of Midian unto this day.

10 And Midian dwelt in the city which he built, he and his five sons and all belonging to him.

11 And these are the names of the sons of Midian according to their names in their cities, Ephah, Epher, Chanoch, Abida and Eldaah.

12 And the sons of Ephah were Methach, Meshar, Avi and Tzanua, and the sons of Epher were Ephron, Zur, Alirun and Medin, and the sons of Chanoch were Reuel, Rekem, Azi, Alyoshub and Alad.

13 And the sons of Abida were Chur, Melud, Kerury, Molchi; and the sons of Eldaah were Miker, and Reba, and Malchiyah and Gabol; these are the names of the Midianites according to their families; and afterward the families of Midian spread throughout the land of Midian.

14 And these are the generations of Ishmael the son Abraham, whom Hagar, Sarah's handmaid, bare unto Abraham.

15 And Ishmael took a wife from the land of Egypt, and her name was Ribah, the same is Meribah.

16 And Ribah bare unto Ishmael Nebayoth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam and their sister Bosmath.

17 And Ishmael cast away his wife Ribah, and she went from him and returned to Egypt to the house of her father, and she dwelt there, for she had been very bad in the sight of Ishmael, and in the sight of his father Abraham.

18 And Ishmael afterward took a wife from the land of Canaan, and her name was Malchuth, and she bare unto him Nishma, Dumah, Masa, Chadad, Tema, Yetur, Naphish and Kedma.

19 These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, being twelve princes according to their nations; and the families of Ishmael afterward spread forth, and Ishmael took his children and all the property that he had gained, together with the souls of his household and all belonging to him, and they went to dwell where they should find a place.

20 And they went and dwelt near the wilderness of Paran, and their dwelling was from Havilah unto Shur, that is before Egypt as thou comest toward Assyria.

21 And Ishmael and his sons dwelt in the land, and they had children born to them, and they were fruitful and increased abundantly.

22 And these are the names of the sons of Nebayoth the first born of Ishmael; Mend, Send, Mayon; and the sons of Kedar were Alyon, Kezem, Chamad and Eli.

23 And the sons of Adbeel were Chamad and Jabin; and the sons of Mibsam were Obadiah, Ebedmelech and Yeush; these are the families of the children of Ribah the wife of Ishmael.

24 And the sons of Mishma the son of Ishmael were Shamua, Zecaryon and Obed; and the sons of Dumah were Kezed, Eli, Machmad and Amed.

25 And the sons of Masa were Melon, Mula and Ebidadon; and the sons of Chadad were Azur, Minzar and Ebedmelech; and the sons of Tema were Seir, Sadon and Yakol.

26 And the sons of Yetur were Merith, Yaish, Alyo, and Pachoth; and the sons of Naphish were Ebed‑Tamed, Abiyasaph and Mir; and the sons of Kedma were Calip, Tachti, and Omir; these were the children of Malchuth the wife of Ishmael according to their families.

27 All these are the families of Ishmael according to their generations, and they dwelt in those lands wherein they had built themselves cities unto this day.

28 And Rebecca the daughter of Bethuel, the wife of Abraham's son Isaac, was barren in those days, she had no offspring; and Isaac dwelt with his father in the land of Canaan; and the Lord was with Isaac; and Arpachshad the son of Shem the son of Noah died in those days, in the forty‑eighth year of the life of Isaac, and all the days that Arpachshad lived were four hundred and thirty‑eight years, and he died.

Let those who teach that Abraham was a Jew explain why the White Race of many nations, other than the Jews, are represented in his descendants. Those who teach this do not understand the story the Bible tells. It is absolutely necessary that we recognize the origin of races, including the Jews, if we are to understand the meaning of history, and the current happenings today.

ABRAHAM WAS NOT A JEW. He had a number of sons, but they did not all have the same mother. Isaac was born of Sarah. Ishmael was born of Hagar. After the death of Sarah, Abraham married Keturah, who became the mother of six sons. These sons were Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.

The descendants of the sons of these three mothers, Sarah, Hagar and Keturah, are as unlike in individual traits as the Arab, the Turk, the Jew and the Anglo-Saxon differ in these respects today. We must turn from the loose reasoning and faulty logic that has governed most of our thinking regarding these matters.

THE JEWS DID NOT COME INTO BEING UNTIL MANY CENTURIES AFTER ABRAHAM’S DAY. ALTHOUGH MOST MISS THE FACT THAT THE MIXED MULTITUDE WHICH WENT WITH ISRAEL IN THEIR EXODUS FROM EGYPT WERE THE FIRST JEWS. FOR THEY WERE THE MIXBREEDS FROM THE MIXING OF TRUE ISRAELITES AND THE OTHER RACES AND PEOPLE INDIGENOUS TO EGYPT.

Then there was an influx of Jews, again bastards, which is mixed breeds from the mixing of the blood of Esau (Jacob/Israel’s brother) and his Canaanite wives; then there is another infusion of Israelite blood into the Canaanite people from the marriage of Judah to his Canaanite wife. Then there is the mention in the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah.  JACOB/ISRAEL HAD TWELVE SONS IN ALL; THE DESCENDANTS OF THE ELEVEN SONS WERE NOT JEWS.

The reason for stressing this fact here is that attention may be called to the true story the Bible tells, rather than the misconception of the true story the Bible tells, rather than the misconception and lies the Judeo-Christian clergy generally teach today. This information is rightly understood is needed as a background for historical developments, if we should know the meaning of racial and national movements of modern times.

Sarah was childless and so took matters into her own hands, not willing to await God’s time. She gave Hagar, her maid, to Abraham, to be his wife. It was the custom in those days when a woman was childless that she have children by proxy, and so Sarah took this way of getting a son for Abraham. She afterwards suffered much because of this.

Hagar bore a son to Abraham and called his name Ishmael. Just before his birth Hagar fled from Sarah because she was harsh with her. The Angel of the Lord appeared to Habar and told her to return to her mistress. He promised her that she would have a son whose name would be called Ishmael, and that his descendants would become a great multitude which could not be numbered. The Angel also told Hagar that her son would be a wild man; that is, live in the desert, and his hand would be against every man and every man’s hand would be against him. Abraham was eighty-six years old when Ishmael was born.

                      Ishmael and His Descendants

Ishmael grew into a young man, and Sarah saw him mocking her son, Isaac. This resulted in Hagar and Ishmael being sent away, so that Ishmael should not have an inheritance with Isaac. Hagar wandered in the wilderness. Her supply of water was gone and she despaired for the life of Ishmael. She left the boy at a distance so that she might not witness his suffering. As she wept, God showed her a well of water. The promise was then given to Hagar that Ishmael would become a great nation.

Ishmael was revived by the water. He grew into manhood and dwelt in the wilderness of Paran, that is, the Arabian deserts. Here he became a great archer.

We find this related in the Book of Jasher:

                                    Chapter 21

1 And it was at that time at the end of a year and four months of Abraham's dwelling in the land of the Philistines in Gerar, that God visited Sarah, and the Lord remembered her, and she conceived and bare a son to Abraham.

2 And Abraham called the name of the son which was born to him, which Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

3 And Abraham circumcised his son Isaac at eight days old, as God had commanded Abraham to do unto his seed after him; and Abraham was one hundred, and Sarah ninety years old, when Isaac was born to them.

4 And the child grew up and he was weaned, and Abraham made a great feast upon the day that Isaac was weaned.

5 And Shem and Eber and all the great people of the land, and Abimelech king of the Philistines, and his servants, and Phicol, the captain of his host, came to eat and drink and rejoice at the feast which Abraham made upon the day of his son Isaac's being weaned.

6 Also Terah, the father of Abraham, and Nahor his brother, came from Haran, they and all belonging to them, for they greatly rejoiced on hearing that a son had been born to Sarah.

7 And they came to Abraham, and they ate and drank at the feast which Abraham made upon the day of Isaac's being weaned.

8 And Terah and Nahor rejoiced with Abraham, and they remained with him many days in the land of the Philistines.

9 At that time Serug the son of Reu died, in the first year of the birth of Isaac son of Abraham.

10 And all the days of Serug were two hundred and thirty‑nine years, and he died.

11 And Ishmael the son of Abraham was grown up in those days; he was fourteen years old when Sarah bare Isaac to Abraham.

12 And God was with Ishmael the son of Abraham, and he grew up, and he learned to use the bow and became an archer.

13 And WHEN ISAAC WAS FIVE YEARS OLD HE WAS SITTING WITH ISHMAEL AT THE DOOR OF THE TENT.

14 And ISHMAEL CAME TO ISAAC AND SEATED HIMSELF OPPOSITE TO HIM, AND HE TOOK THE BOW AND DREW IT AND PUT THE ARROW IN IT, AND INTENDED TO SLAY ISAAC.

15 And SARAH SAW THE ACT WHICH ISHMAEL DESIRED TO DO TO HER SON ISAAC, AND IT GRIEVED HER EXCEEDINGLY ON ACCOUNT OF HER SON, AND SHE SENT FOR ABRAHAM, AND SAID TO HIM, CAST OUT THIS BONDWOMAN AND HER SON, FOR HER SON SHALL NOT BE HEIR WITH MY SON, FOR THUS DID HE SEEK TO DO UNTO HIM THIS DAY.

16 And Abraham hearkened to the voice of Sarah, and he rose up early in the morning, and he took twelve loaves and a bottle of water which he gave to Hagar, and sent her away with her son, and Hagar went with her son to the wilderness, and they dwelt in the wilderness of Paran with the inhabitants of the wilderness, and Ishmael was an archer, and he dwelt in the wilderness a long time.

17 And he and his mother afterward went to the land of Egypt, and they dwelt there, and Hagar took a wife for her son from Egypt, and her name was Meribah.

18 And the wife of Ishmael conceived and bare four sons and two daughters, and Ishmael and his mother and his wife and children afterward went and returned to the wilderness.

19 And they made themselves tents in the wilderness, in which they dwelt, and they continued to travel and then to rest monthly and yearly.

20 And God gave Ishmael flocks and herds and tents on account of Abraham his father, and the man increased in cattle.

21 And Ishmael dwelt in deserts and in tents, traveling and resting for a long time, and he did not see the face of his father.

22 And in some time after, Abraham said to Sarah his wife, I will go and see my son Ishmael, for I have a desire to see him, for I have not seen him for a long time.

23 And Abraham rode upon one of his camels to the wilderness to seek his son Ishmael, for he heard that he was dwelling in a tent in the wilderness with all belonging to him.

24 And Abraham went to the wilderness, and he reached the tent of Ishmael about noon, and he asked after Ishmael, and he found the wife of Ishmael sitting in the tent with her children, and Ishmael her husband and his mother were not with them.

25 And Abraham asked the wife of Ishmael, saying, Where has Ishmael gone? and she said, He has gone to the field to hunt, and Abraham was still mounted upon the camel, for he would not get off to the ground as he had sworn to his wife Sarah that he would not get off from the camel.

26 And Abraham said to Ishmael's wife, My daughter, give me a little water that I may drink, for I am fatigued from the journey.

27 And Ishmael's wife answered and said to Abraham, We have neither water nor bread, and she continued sitting in the tent and did not notice Abraham, neither did she ask him who he was.

28 But she was beating her children in the tent, and she was cursing them, and she also cursed her husband Ishmael and reproached him, and Abraham heard the words of Ishmael's wife to her children, and he was very angry and displeased.

29 And Abraham called to the woman to come out to him from the tent, and the woman came and stood opposite to Abraham, for Abraham was still mounted upon the camel.

30 And Abraham said to Ishmael's wife, When thy husband Ishmael returneth home say these words to him,

31 A very old man from the land of the Philistines came hither to seek thee, and thus was his appearance and figure; I did not ask him who he was, and seeing thou wast not here he spoke unto me and said, When Ishmael thy husband returneth tell him thus did this man say, When thou comest home put away this nail of the tent which thou hast placed here, and place another nail in its stead.

32 And Abraham finished his instructions to the woman, and he turned and went off on the camel homeward.

33 And after that Ishmael came from the chase he and his mother, and returned to the tent, and his wife spoke these words to him,

34 A very old man from the land of the Philistines came to seek thee, and thus was his appearance and figure; I did not ask him who he was, and seeing thou wast not at home he said to me, When thy husband cometh home tell him, thus saith the old man, Put away the nail of the tent which thou hast placed here and place another nail in its stead.

35 And Ishmael heard the words of his wife, and he knew that it was his father, and that his wife did not honor him.

36 And Ishmael understood his father's words that he had spoken to his wife, and Ishmael hearkened to the voice of his father, and Ishmael cast off that woman and she went away.

37 And Ishmael afterward went to the land of Canaan, and he took another wife and he brought her to his tent to the place where he then dwelt.

38 And at the end of three years Abraham said, I will go again and see Ishmael my son, for I have not seen him for a long time.

39 And he rode upon his camel and went to the wilderness, and he reached the tent of Ishmael about noon.

40 And he asked after Ishmael, and his wife came out of the tent and she said, He is not here my lord, for he has gone to hunt in the fields, and to feed the camels, and the woman said to Abraham, Turn in my lord into the tent, and eat a morsel of bread, for thy soul must be wearied on account of the journey.

41 And Abraham said to her, I will not stop for I am in haste to continue my journey, but give me a little water to drink, for I have thirst; and the woman hastened and ran into the tent and she brought out water and bread to Abraham, which she placed before him and she urged him to eat, and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted and he blessed his son Ishmael.

42 And he finished his meal and he blessed the Lord, and he said to Ishmael's wife, When Ishmael cometh home say these words to him,

43 A very old man from the land of the Philistines came hither and asked after thee, and thou wast not here; and I brought him out bread and water and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted.

44 And he spoke these words to me: When Ishmael thy husband cometh home, say unto him, The nail of the tent which thou hast is very good, do not put it away from the tent.

45 And Abraham finished commanding the woman, and he rode off to his home to the land of the Philistines; and when Ishmael came to his tent his wife went forth to meet him with joy and a cheerful heart.

46 And she said to him, An old man came here from the land of the Philistines and thus was his appearance, and he asked after thee and thou wast not here, so I brought out bread and water, and he ate and drank and his heart was comforted.

47 And he spoke these words to me, When Ishmael thy husband cometh home say to him, The nail of the tent which thou hast is very good, do not put it away from the tent.

48 And Ishmael knew that it was his father, and that his wife had honored him, and the Lord blessed Ishmael.

The Bible declares that the ancient prophecies have been fulfilled in the descendants of Ishmael. Every man’s hand has been against them and they have been against every man. They have dwelt in the presence of all their brethren. They have grown into a multitude of people, with princes and tribal leaders at the heads of their bands. Their homeland has been, and now is, in a large measure in the desert of Arabia. Closely associated with them have been others of the Abrahamic stock through Esau and Keturah. Inter-marriages between the tribes of Esau and Ishmael further knit these two branches together.

The marriage between the descendants of Ishmael and Esau’s children brought more Jews, mixbreeds, into the world, because the children born to them were bastards the mark of the Jews.

If Abraham was a Jew as the lying, deceiving Judeo-Christian clergy would have us believe, then the Turks and the Arabians, the descendants of Keturah, who peopled parts of India, would also be Jews. This, however, is not the case, and it would be foolish to call these people by that name.

When we deal with the history of the son of Sarah and the sons of Keturah, it will be seen how contrary to facts in s the teaching that makes all, or even a great number, of the descendants of Abraham come under one classification. The Bible clearly shows the diversification of races which came from one son, Isaac.

                 Abram’s Name Changed to Abraham

                           The Father of Many Nations

When Abraham was ninety-three years old, God appeared to him and changed his name from Abram to Abraham, for He said, “A father of many nations have I made thee.” (Genesis 17:4-5; Romans 4:17) It was here that God told Abraham that he was to be fruitful, and that nations and kings were to come from him. God told Abraham that His covenant was established with him and his seed in all their generations; that is, very generation of the descendants of Abraham would come under the blessings of that covenant.

The covenant was declared by God to be an everlasting covenant. The land of Canaan was promised to him as an everlasting possession. While this land has not always been in the possession of the Abrahamic descendants through Isaac, yet it is a fact that for centuries it has been in possession of his seed through some of his sons. It is to come into the Isaac line at the end of this present age. The fulfillment of this prophecy will be dealt with later.

Circumcision was established as the sign of the Abrahamic covenant. There are those who teach that the lack of this practice among certain of Abraham’s descendants today proves that they are not of the Abrahamic stock and, therefore, they have no right to the blessings promised. The fact is overlooked that the earlier form of circumcision was to be changed to another form, but it would still be circumcision. Moses stated that change would take place in the latter days. Here is the statement of the change:

“And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest lie.” (Deuteronomy 30:6)

Christian circumcision of many of the descendants of Abraham is a fact in this dispensation. That this is true among the races of the Abrahamic stock outside of the Jewish people.

Sahah’s name was changed from Sarai to Sarah. She was to bear a son and became the mother of many nations, and kings of people were to come of her.

Attention is called to the blessings that will be found in the descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob, and divided by Jacob among his twelve sons. It is essential that we recognize what people are the recipients of these blessings in order to fully understand the Bible story. These blessings are not fulfilled in the descendants of Ishmael. Neither are they fulfilled in may of the sons of Keturah; nor through one son of Jacob, that is, Judah; nor in a portion of Judah’s descendants known today as Jews. The Jews have their place, but only a people bearing all the marks can possibly fulfill the requirements of the birthright blessings.

God reveals the identity of the birthright people as the story unfolds; and demonstrates the truth of His Word in the establishment of the existence of that inheritance.

                            Angels Visit Abraham

Have you ever seen or entertained an angle? That question may appear foolish. However, the Bible tells us to entertain strangers, for thereby some will entertain angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2) Three strangers appeared to Abraham and were entertained by him. Later, they proved to be angels. As Abraham was sitting in his tent door, he saw three men approaching. He ran to met them and invited them to tarry with him. A meal was prepared for them. As they were eating they asked where Sarah was and were told that she was in the tent. Abraham was then told that Sarah would have a son. Sarah, in the tent, overheard this remark and laughed within herself, for she and Abraham were both beyond the time of life hen it was possible for them to have children. The stranger asked Abraham why Sarah laughed. Sarah then became frightened and denied that she had laughed. The stranger asked her, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14)

The men rose to go toward Sodom and Gomorrah and Abraham went with them to show them the way. Then the Angel of the Lord asked his companions, “Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?” (Genesis 18:17) The reason given for not hiding from Abraham the facts regarding their mission was that Abraham was to become a great and mighty nation, and in him all the nations of the earth were to be blessed. It was well known that Abraham would bring up his children to obey and to establish justice and judgments, and keep the ways of God.

God told Abraham that, because of the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah, their sins were very grievous, and the angels were going down to see if the cry which had come up to Him was a true report of the evil there. Two of the strangers went on toward the cities, leaving the third, the Angel of the Lord, with Abraham. Abraham and the Angel talked together regarding the cities of the plain.

                   Abraham Pleads for the Righteous

God told Abraham that he was about to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of their wickedness. Abraham asked, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous people within the place? Then he addressed the Angel of the Lord and said, “Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genes 18:25)

It is interesting here to consider the Angel with whom Abraham talked. He was one of the strangers who had visited him that day. Two of the strangers had gone on to Sodom and Gomorrah, but the third remained to talk with Abraham. He was the spokesman for the three and in authority. He is referred to as the Angel of the Lord. Abraham also addressed him as the Judge of all the earth. The Bible tells us that the Judge of all the earth is none other than Christ. (John 5:22, 27) The inference is clear. The Lord, with whom Abraham was thus talking, was none other than Christ in His angelic form. Centuries after Abraham’s day, He took upon Himself the form of a man and Christ was born in Bethlehem.

The Lord answered Abraham and said that if there were fifty righteous person found within the cites, He would spare them. Abraham then inquired, if there should be five lacing that number, would the city be destroyed? The Lord replied that He would spare the city if there were found forty-five righteous souls. Abraham then asked if the city would be destroyed if there were found only forty, then thirty, then twenty, or even ten righteous souls. And the Lord said, “In will not destroy it for ten’s sake.” (Genesis 18:32)

The significance of this conversation is very great. Probably no cities of ancient times were more wicked than Sodom and Gomorrah. Yet, if ten righteous had been found there, for the sake of the ten, the cities would have been spared. Her we have evidence that judgment is stayed from communities because of the presence of righteous men and women.

The Bible clearly demonstrates the fact that cities and nations, as well as individuals, come to judgment for their sins. Modern times do not lack such evidence. Many instances could be cited. One has only to investigate the conditions that existed in Pompeii to understand the reason for the complete overthrow of that city when Mount Vesuvis went into eruption and destroyed it. It was the center of immorality and vice. Again the island of Martinique, at the beginning of the twentieth century, the corrupt and evil city of St. Piere was destroyed when Mount Pelee was in terrific eruption. The week before the inhabitants had been celebrating. A pig was paraded through the city streets in mockery of Christ. One week later all the inhabitants were dead.

              The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

We have seen how three strangers were entertained by Abraham. One remained to talk with him, and the other two went on toward Sodom and Gomorrah. The account opens with the statement: “And there came two angels to Sodom at even.” (Genesis 19:1)

Lot, who had chosen the plain of Jordan as his abode when he and Abraham parted, was now living in the city of Sodom. He sat in the gate of the city as the two strangers approached. Seeing them, he rose and asked them to his home for the night. They refused, saying they would abide in the street all night, but Lot pressed them, and they finally accepted his invitation.

The news that Lot was entertaining two strangers spread rapidly through Sodom. A mob soon gathered outside his house. They demanded that Lot turn the two men over to them. Now the city of Sodom was exceedingly wicked and this mob was bent on violence and evil. Lot pleaded with them but to no effect. When the mob was about to overcome him, the men in the house opened the door and pulled Lot inside, closing the door after him. Then the two angels struck the men outside with blindness so that they could not find the door to break it down.

Lot was told that the city would be destroyed because of its wickedness, and that the men had come down for this purpose. They told Lot to speak to his sons-in-law and his daughters and warn them, but he seemed as one that mocked them, for they did not believe and would not listen.

Early in the morning the angels hurried Lot, his wife and his two daughters out of the city, telling them to flee for their lives to the mountains. Lot pleaded with them to allow hi to go to Zoar, a small city. His plea was granted and he entered Zoar. The Lord rained fire and brimstone from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah. The great natural oil reservoirs, the bituminous or asphalt pits, under and around the cites, took fire and all the inhabitants were destroyed with the cities. Whether it was a blaze of hot meteoric matter or lightning, in either case the fire was sent down by God and destruction followed.

Lot’s wife turned to look back and was caught in the destruction. She was overwhelmed and encrusted with the chemical and salt deposits made by the conflagration and became a pillar of salt. In the morning Abraham looked toward the plain and he saw the burning as the smoke of a great furnace.

For Abraham’s sake, the account declares, God saved Lot’s life. Thus we learn that the intercessory prayers of the righteous avail much when offered in behalf of others.

                    Progenitors of Moab and Ammon

There are men who would condemn the Bible because it records facts. This Book gives the virtues and lists the sins of men and nations. It even records the evil in the lives of its heroes. It never condones sin, but states the facts and shows the terrible end of individuals and nations who persist in evil doing. The Bible differs from all other literature in this respect.

When Abraham gave Lot the choice of the land that was before them, he chose the plain because it was well watered and pleasant place in which to live. Here were the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot finally located in the city of Sodom. The amount states that the men of Sodom were wicked and exceedingly sinful in the sight of the Lord. The life in the city was more attractive to Lot and his family than the quiet pastoral life of a herdsman.

Lot was not without knowledge of the wickedness of this city when he made his choice. While Lot retained his virtue his move into the city finally cost him the loss of his family and all his possessions. His wife was lost in the destruction and his sons-in-laws and his daughters, who also lived in Sodom, refused to flee when he warned them of the coming destruction.

His two unmarried daughters were not immoral, for the account says that they were virgins, but they laced the high standards of morality which were impossible to develop amid the sin of Sodom. Lacking moral standards, they deceived their father, made him drunk, and he became the father of their sons. Lot and his daughters were at the time living in a cave in the mountains where he fled from Zoar.

Moab was the name of the son of Lot’s eldest daughter, and Ben-ammi was the name of the younger daughter’s son. Moab became the father of the Moabites, and Ben-ammi of the children of Ammon. The record gives no ore, simply states the origin of Moab and Ammon. The subsequent history of these two peoples, as recorded in the Bible, demonstrates the fact that heritage is important. Conceived and born in sin, the general record of their descendants is far from good.

The Book of Jasher tells us quite a bit about the sons of Lot. Moab and Ben-ammi.

                                    Chapter 19

1 And the cities of Sodom had four judges to four cities, and these were their names, Serak in the city of Sodom, Sharkad in Gomorrah, Zabnac in Admah, and Menon in Zeboyim.

2 And Eliezer Abraham's servant applied to them different names, and he converted Serak to Shakra, Sharkad to Shakrura, Zebnac to Kezobim, and Menon to Matzlodin.

3 And by desire of their four judges the people of Sodom and Gomorrah had beds erected in the streets of the cities, and if a man came to these places they laid hold of him and brought him to one of their beds, and by force made him to lie in them.

4 And as he lay down, three men would stand at his head and three at his feet, and measure him by the length of the bed, and if the man was less than the bed these six men would stretch him at each end, and when he cried out to them they would not answer him.

5 And if he was longer than the bed they would draw together the two sides of the bed at each end, until the man had reached the gates of death.

6 And if he continued to cry out to them, they would answer him, saying, Thus shall it be done to a man that cometh into our land.

7 And when men heard all these things that the people of the cities of Sodom did, they refrained from coming there.

8 And when a poor man came to their land they would give him silver and gold, and cause a proclamation in the whole city not to give him a morsel of bread to eat, and if the stranger should remain there some days, and die from hunger, not having been able to obtain a morsel of bread, then at his death all the people of the city would come and take their silver and gold which they had given to him.

9 And those that could recognize the silver or gold which they had given him took it back, and at his death they also stripped him of his garments, and they would fight about them, and he that prevailed over his neighbor took them.

10 They would after that carry him and bury him under some of the shrubs in the deserts; so they did all the days to any one that came to them and died in their land.

11 And in the course of time Sarah sent Eliezer to Sodom, to see Lot and inquire after his welfare.

12 And Eliezer went to Sodom, and he met a man of Sodom fighting with a stranger, and the man of Sodom stripped the poor man of all his clothes and went away.

13 And this poor man cried to Eliezer and supplicated his favor on account of what the man of Sodom had done to him.

14 And he said to him, Why dost thou act thus to the poor man who came to thy land?

15 And the man of Sodom answered Eliezer, saying, Is this man thy brother, or have the people of Sodom made thee a judge this day, that thou speakest about this man?

16 And Eliezer strove with the man of Sodom on account of the poor man, and when Eliezer approached to recover the poor man's clothes from the man of Sodom, he hastened and with a stone smote Eliezer in the forehead.

17 And the blood flowed copiously from Eliezer's forehead, and when the man saw the blood he caught hold of Eliezer, saying, Give me my hire for having rid thee of this bad blood that was in thy forehead, for such is the custom and the law in our land.

18 And Eliezer said to him, Thou hast wounded me and requirest me to pay thee thy hire; and Eliezer would not hearken to the words of the man of Sodom.

19 And the man laid hold of Eliezer and brought him to Shakra the judge of Sodom for judgment.

20 And the man spoke to the judge, saying, I beseech thee my lord, thus has this man done, for I smote him with a stone that the blood flowed from his forehead, and he is unwilling to give me my hire.

21 And the judge said to Eliezer, This man speaketh truth to thee, give him his hire, for this is the custom in our land; and Eliezer heard the words of the judge, and he lifted up a stone and smote the judge, and the stone struck on his forehead, and the blood flowed copiously from the forehead of the judge, and Eliezer said, If this then is the custom in your land give thou unto this man what I should have given him, for this has been thy decision, thou didst decree it.

22 And Eliezer left the man of Sodom with the judge, and he went away.

23 And when the kings of Elam had made war with the kings of Sodom, the kings of Elam captured all the property of Sodom, and they took Lot captive, with his property, and when it was told to Abraham he went and made war with the kings of Elam, and he recovered from their hands all the property of Lot as well as the property of Sodom.

24 At that time the wife of Lot bare him a daughter, and he called her name Paltith, saying, Because God had delivered him and his whole household from the kings of Elam; and Paltith daughter of Lot grew up, and one of the men of Sodom took her for a wife.

25 And a poor man came into the city to seek a maintenance, and he remained in the city some days, and all the  people of Sodom caused a proclamation of their custom not to give this man a morsel of bread to eat, until he dropped dead upon the earth, and they did so.

26 And Paltith the daughter of Lot saw this man lying in the streets starved with hunger, and no one would give him any thing to keep him alive, and he was just upon the point of death.

27 And her soul was filled with pity on account of the man, and she fed him secretly with bread for many days, and the soul of this man was revived.

28 For when she went forth to fetch water she would put the bread in the water pitcher, and when she came to the place where the poor man was, she took the bread from the pitcher and gave it him to eat; so she did many days.

29 And all the people of Sodom and Gomorrah wondered how this man could bear starvation for so many days.

30 And they said to each other, This can only be that he eats and drinks, for no man can bear starvation for so many days or live as this man has, without even his countenance changing; and three men concealed themselves in a place where the poor man was stationed, to know who it was that brought him bread to eat.

31 And Paltith daughter of Lot went forth that day to fetch water, and she put bread into her pitcher of water, and she went to draw water by the poor man's place, and she took out the bread from the pitcher and gave it to the poor man and he ate it.

32 And the three men saw what Paltith did to the poor man, and they said to her, It is thou then who hast supported him, and therefore has he not starved, nor changed in appearance nor died like the rest.

33 And the three men went out of the place in which they were concealed, and they seized Paltith and the bread which was in the poor man's hand.

34 And they took Paltith and brought her before their judges, and they said to them, Thus did she do, and it is she who supplied the poor man with bread, therefore did he not die all this time; now therefore declare to us the punishment due to this woman for having transgressed our law.

35 And the people of Sodom and Gomorrah assembled and kindled a fire in the street of the city, and they took the woman and cast her into the fire and she was burned to ashes.

36 And in the city of Admah there was a woman to whom they did the like.

37 For a traveler came into the city of Admah to abide there all night, with the intention of going home in the morning, and he sat opposite the door of the house of the young woman's father, to remain there, as the sun had set when be had reached that place; and the young woman saw him sitting by the door of the house.

38 And he asked her for a drink of water and she said to him, Who art thou? and he said to her, I was this day going on the road, and reached here when the sun set, so I will abide here all night, and in the morning I will arise early and continue my journey.

39 And the young woman went into the house and fetched the man bread and water to eat and drink.

40 And this affair became known to the people of Admah, and they assembled and brought the young woman before the judges, that they should judge her for this act.

41 And the judge said, The judgment of death must pass upon this woman because she transgressed our law, and this therefore is the decision concerning her.

42 And the people of those cities assembled and brought out the young woman, and anointed her with honey from head to foot, as the judge had decreed, and they placed her before a swarm of bees which were then in their hives, and the bees flew upon her and stung her that her whole body was swelled.

43 And the young woman cried out on account of the bees, but no one took notice of her or pitied her, and her cries ascended to heaven.

44 And the Lord was provoked at this and at all the works of the cities of Sodom, for they had abundance of food, and had tranquility amongst them, and still would not sustain the poor and the needy, and in those days their evil doings and sins became great before the Lord.

45 And the Lord sent for two of the angels that had come to Abraham's house, to destroy Sodom and its cities.

46 And the angels rose up from the door of Abraham's tent, after they had eaten and drunk, and they reached Sodom in the evening, and Lot was then sitting in the gate of Sodom, and when he saw them he rose to meet them, and he bowed down to the ground.

47 And he pressed them greatly and brought them into his house, and he gave them victuals which they ate, and they abode all night in his house.

48 And the angels said to Lot, Arise, go forth from this place, thou and all belonging to thee, lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of this city, for the Lord will destroy this place.

49 And the angels laid hold upon the hand of Lot and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hands of his children, and all belonging to him, and they brought him forth and set him without the cities.

50 And they said to Lot, Escape for thy life, and he fled and all belonging to him.

51 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah and upon all these cities brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven.

52 And he overthrew these cities, all the plain and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground; and Ado the wife of Lot looked back to see the destruction of the cities, for her compassion was moved on account of her daughters who remained in Sodom, for they did not go with her.

53 And when she looked back she became a pillar of salt, and it is yet in that place unto this day.

54 And the oxen which stood in that place daily licked up the salt to the extremities of their feet, and in the morning it would spring forth afresh, and they again licked it up unto this day.

55 And Lot and two of his daughters that remained with him fled and escaped to the cave of Adullam, and they remained there for some time.

56 And Abraham rose up early in the morning to see what had been done to the cities of Sodom; and he looked and beheld the smoke of the cities going up like the smoke of a furnace.

57 And Lot and his two daughters remained in the cave, and they made their father drink wine, and they lay with him, for they said there was no man upon earth that could raise up seed from them, for they thought that the whole earth was destroyed.

58 And they both lay with their father, and they conceived and bare sons, and the first born called the name of her son Moab, saying, From my father did I conceive him; he is the father of the Moabites unto this day.

59 And the younger also called her son Benami; he is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.

60 And after this Lot and his two daughters went away from there, and he dwelt on the other side of the Jordan with his two daughters and their sons, and the sons of Lot grew up, and they went and took themselves wives from the land of Canaan, and they begat children and they were fruitful and multiplied.

                                    Chapter 24

1 And the life of Sarah was one hundred and twenty‑seven years, and Sarah died; and Abraham rose up from before his dead to seek a burial place to bury his wife Sarah; and he went and spoke to the children of Heth, the inhabitants of the land, saying,

2 I am a stranger and a sojourner with you in your land; give me a possession of a burial place in your land, that I may bury my dead from before me.

3 And the children of Heth said unto Abraham, behold the land is before thee, in the choice of our sepulchers bury thy dead, for no man shall withhold thee from burying thy dead.

4 And Abraham said unto them, If you are agreeable to this go and entreat for me to Ephron, the son of Zochar, requesting that he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which is in the end of his field, and I will purchase it of him for whatever he desire for it.

5 And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth, and they went and called for him, and he came before Abraham, and Ephron said unto Abraham, Behold all thou requirest thy servant will do; and Abraham said, No, but I will buy the cave and the field which thou hast for value, In order that it may be for a possession of a burial place for ever.

6 And Ephron answered and said, Behold the field and the cave are before thee, give whatever thou desirest; and Abraham said, Only at full value will I buy it from thy hand, and from the hands of those that go in at the gate of thy city, and from the hand of thy seed for ever.

7 And Ephron and all his brethren heard this, and Abraham weighed to Ephron four hundred shekels of silver in the hands of Ephron and in the hands of all his brethren; and Abraham wrote this transaction, and he wrote it and testified it with four witnesses.

8 And these are the names of the witnesses, Amigal son of Abishna the Hittite, Adichorom son of Ashunach the Hivite, Abdon son of Achiram the Gomerite, Bakdil the son of Abudish the Zidonite.

9 And Abraham took the book of the purchase, and placed it in his treasures, and these are the words that Abraham wrote in the book, namely:

10 That the cave and the field Abraham bought from Ephron the Hittite, and from his seed, and from those that go out of his city, and from their seed for ever, are to be a purchase to Abraham and to his seed and to those that go forth from his loins, for a possession of a burial place for ever; and he put a signet to it and testified it with witnesses.

11 And the field and the cave that was in it and all that place were made sure unto Abraham and unto his seed after him, from the children of Heth; behold it is before Mamre in Hebron, which is in the land of Canaan.

12 And after this Abraham buried his wife Sarah there, and that place and all its boundary became to Abraham and unto his seed for a possession of a burial place.

13 And Abraham buried Sarah with pomp as observed at the interment of kings, and she was buried in very fine and beautiful garments.

14 And at her bier was Shem, his sons Eber and Abimelech, together with Anar, Ashcol and Mamre, and all the grandees of the land followed her bier.

15 And the days of Sarah were one hundred and twenty‑seven years and she died, and Abraham made a great and heavy mourning, and he performed the rites of mourning for seven days.

16 And all the inhabitants of the land comforted Abraham and Isaac his son on account of Sarah.

17 And when the days of their mourning passed by Abraham sent away his son Isaac, and he went to the house of Shem and Eber, to learn the ways of the Lord and his instructions, and Abraham remained there three years.

18 At that time Abraham rose up with all his servants, and they went and returned homeward to Beersheba, and Abraham and all his servants remained in Beersheba.

19 And at the revolution of the year  Abimelech king of the Philistines died in that year; he was one hundred and ninety‑three years old at his death; and Abraham went with his people to the land of the Philistines, and they comforted the whole household and all his servants, and he then turned and went home.

20 And it was after the death of Abimelech that the people of Gerar took Benmalich his son, and he was only twelve years old, and they made him lying in the place of his father.

21 And they called his name Abimelech after the name of his father, for thus was it their custom to do in Gerar, and Abimelech reigned instead of Abimelech his father, and he sat upon his throne.

22 And Lot the son of Haran also died in those days, in the thirty‑ninth year of the life of Isaac, and all the days that Lot lived were one hundred and forty years and he died.

23 And these are the children of Lot, that were born to him by his daughters, the name of the first born was Moab, and the name of the second was Benami.

24 And the two sons of Lot went and took themselves wives from the land of Canaan, and they bare children to them, and the children of Moab were Ed, Mayon, Tarsus, and Kanvil, four sons, these are fathers to the children of Moab unto this day.

25 And all the families of the children of Lot went to dwell wherever they should light upon, for they were fruitful and increased abundantly.

26 And they went and built themselves cities in the land where they dwelt, and they called the names of the cities which they built after their own names.

27 And Nahor the son of Terah, brother to Abraham, died in those days in the fortieth year of the life of Isaac, and all the days of Nahor were one hundred and seventy‑two years and he died and was buried in Haran.

28 And when Abraham heard that his brother was dead he grieved sadly, and he mourned over his brother many days.

29 And Abraham called for Eliezer his head servant, to give him orders concerning his house, and he came and stood before him.

30 And Abraham said to him, Behold I am old, I do not know the day of my death; for I am advanced in days; now therefore rise up, go forth and do not take a wife for my son from this place and from this land, from the daughters of the Canaanites amongst whom we dwell.

31 But go to my land and to my birthplace, and take from thence a wife for my son, and the Lord God of Heaven and earth who took me from my father's house and brought me to this place, and said unto me, To thy seed will I give this land for an inheritance for ever, he will send his angel before thee and prosper thy way, that thou mayest obtain a wife for my son from my family and from my father's house.

32 And the servant answered his master Abraham and said, Behold I go to thy birthplace and to thy father's house, and take a wife for thy son from there; but if the woman be not willing to follow me to this land, shall I take thy son back to the land of thy birthplace?

33 And Abraham said unto him, Take heed that thou bring not my son hither again, for the Lord before whom I have walked he will send his angel before thee and prosper thy way.

34 And Eliezer did as Abraham ordered him, and Eliezer swore unto Abraham his master upon this matter; and Eliezer rose up and took ten camels of the camels of his master, and ten men from his master's servants with him, and they rose up and went to Haran, the city of Abraham and Nahor, in order to fetch a wife for Isaac the son of Abraham; and whilst they were gone Abraham sent to the house of Shem and Eber, and they brought from thence his son Isaac.

35 And Isaac came home to his father's house to Beersheba, whilst Eliezer and his men came to Haran; and they stopped in the city by the watering place, and he made his camels to kneel down by the water and they remained there.

36 And Eliezer, Abraham's servant, prayed and said, O God of Abraham my master; send me I pray thee good speed this day and show kindness unto my master, that thou shalt appoint this day a wife for my master's son from his family.

37 And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Eliezer, for the sake of his servant Abraham, and he happened to meet with the daughter of Bethuel, the son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, brother to Abraham, and Eliezer came to her house.

38 And Eliezer related to them all his concerns, and that he was Abraham's servant, and they greatly rejoiced at him.

39 And they all blessed the Lord who brought this thing about, and they gave him Rebecca, the daughter of Bethuel, for a wife for Isaac.

40 And the young woman was of very comely appearance, she was a virgin, and Rebecca was ten years old in those days.

41 And Bethuel and Laban and his children made a feast on that night, and Eliezer and his men came and ate and drank and rejoiced there on that night.

42 And Eliezer rose up in the morning, he and the men that were with him, and he called to the whole household of Bethuel, saying, Send me away that I may go to my master; and they rose up and sent away Rebecca and her nurse Deborah, the daughter of Uz, and they gave her silver and gold, men servants and maid servants, and they blessed her.

43 And they sent Eliezer away with his men; and the servants took Rebecca, and he went and returned to his master to the land of Canaan.

44 And Isaac took Rebecca and she became his wife, and he brought her into the tent.

45 And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebecca, the daughter of his uncle Bethuel, for a wife.

                                    Chapter 45

1 And it was at that time in that year, which is the year of Joseph's going down to Egypt after his brothers had sold him, that Reuben the son of Jacob went to Timnah and took unto him for a wife Eliuram, the daughter of Avi the Canaanite, and he came to her.

2 And Eliuram the wife of Reuben conceived and bare him Hanoch, Palu, Chetzron and Carmi, four sons; and Simeon his brother took his sister Dinah for a wife, and she bare unto him Memuel, Yamin, Ohad, Jachin and Zochar, five sons.

3 And he afterward came to Bunah the Canaanitish woman, the same is Bunah whom Simeon took captive from the city of Shechem, and Bunah was before Dinah and attended upon her, and Simeon came to her, and she bare unto him Saul.

4 And Judah went at that time to Adulam, and he came to a man of Adulam, and his name was Hirah, and Judah saw there the daughter of a man from Canaan, and her name was Aliyath, the daughter of Shua, and he took her, and came to her, and Aliyath bare unto Judah, Er, Onan and Shiloh; three sons.

5 And Levi and Issachar went to the land of the east, and they took unto themselves for wives the daughters of Jobab the son of Yoktan, the son of Eber; and Jobab the son of Yoktan had two daughters; the name of the elder was Adinah, and the name of the younger was Aridah.

6 And Levi took Adinah, and Issachar took Aridah, and they came to the land of Canaan, to their father's house, and Adinah bare unto Levi, Gershon, Kehath and Merari; three sons.

7 And Aridah bare unto Issachar Tola, Puvah, Job and Shomron, four sons; and Dan went to the land of Moab and took for a wife Aphlaleth, the daughter of Chamudan the Moabite, and he brought her to the land of Canaan.

8 And Aphlaleth was barren, she had no offspring, and God afterward remembered Aphlaleth the wife of Dan, and she conceived and bare a son, and she called his name Chushim.

9 And Gad and Naphtali went to Haran and took from thence the daughters of Amuram the son of Uz, the son of Nahor, for wives.

10 And these are the names of the daughters of Amuram; the name of the elder was Merimah, and the name of the younger Uzith; and Naphtali took Merimah, and Gad took Uzith; and brought them to the land of Canaan, to their father's house.

11 And Merimah bare unto Naphtali Yachzeel, Guni, Jazer and Shalem, four sons; and Uzith bare unto Gad Zephion, Chagi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi and Arali, seven sons.

12 And Asher went forth and took Adon the daughter of Aphlal, the son of Hadad, the son of Ishmael, for a wife, and he brought her to the land of Canaan.

13 And Adon the wife of Asher died in those days: she had no offspring; and it was after the death of Adon that Asher went to the other side of the river and took for a wife Hadurah the daughter of Abimael, the son of Eber, the son of Shem.

14 And the young woman was of a comely appearance, and a woman of sense, and she had been the wife of Malkiel the son of Elam, the son of Shem.

15 And Hadurah bare a daughter unto Malkiel, and he called her name Serach, and Malkiel died after this, and Hadurah went and remained in her father's house.

16 And after the death of the wife at Asher he went and took Hadurah for a wife, and brought her to the land of Canaan, and Serach her daughter he also brought with them, and she was three years old, and the damsel was brought up in Jacob's house.

17 And the damsel was of a comely appearance, and she went in the sanctified ways of the children of Jacob; she lacked nothing, and the Lord gave her wisdom and understanding.

18 And Hadurah the wife of Asher conceived and bare unto him Yimnah, Yishvah, Yishvi and Beriah; four sons.

19 And Zebulun went to Midian, and took for a wife Merishah the daughter of Molad, the son of Abida, the son of Midian, and brought her to the land of Canaan.

20 And Merushah bare unto Zebulun Sered, Elon and Yachleel; three sons.

21 And Jacob sent to Aram, the son of Zoba, the son of Terah, and he took for his son Benjamin Mechalia the daughter of Aram, and she came to the land of Canaan to the house of Jacob; and Benjamin was ten years old when he took Mechalia the daughter of Aram for a wife.

22 And Mechalia conceived and bare unto Benjamin Bela, Becher, Ashbel, Gera and Naaman, five sons; and Benjamin went afterward and took for a wife Aribath, the daughter of Shomron, the son of Abraham, in addition to his first wife, and he was eighteen years old; and Aribath bare unto Benjamin Achi, Vosh, Mupim, Chupim, and Ord; five sons.

23 And in those days Judah went to the house of Shem and took Tamar the daughter of Elam, the son of Shem, for a wife for his first born Er.

24 And Er came to his wife Tamar, and she became his wife, and when he came to her he outwardly destroyed his seed, and his work was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord slew him.

25 And it was after the death of Er, Judah's first born, that Judah said unto Onan, go to thy brother's wife and marry her as the next of kin, and raise up seed to thy brother.

26 And Onan took Tamar for a wife and he came to her, and Onan also did like unto the work of his brother, and his work was evil in the sight of the Lord, and he slew him also.

27 And when Onan died, Judah said unto Tamar, Remain in thy father's house until my son Shiloh shall have grown up, and Judah did no more delight in Tamar, to give her unto Shiloh, for he said, Peradventure he will also die like his brothers.

28 And Tamar rose up and went and remained in her father's house, and Tamar was in her father's house for some time.

29 And at the revolution of the year, Aliyath the wife of Judah died; and Judah was comforted for his wife, and after the death of Aliyath, Judah went up with his friend Hirah to Timnah to shear their sheep.

30 And Tamar heard that Judah had gone up to Timnah to shear the sheep, and that Shiloh was grown up, and Judah did not delight in her.

31 And Tamar rose up and put off the garments of her widowhood, and she put a Vail upon her, and she entirely covered herself, and she went and sat in the public thoroughfare, which is upon the road to Timnah.

32 And Judah passed and saw her and took her and he came to her, and she conceived by him, and at the time of being delivered, behold, there were twins in her womb, and he called the name of the first Perez, and the name of the second Zarah.

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1 In that year, being the seventy‑ninth year of the Israelites going down to Egypt, died Reuben the son of Jacob, in the land of Egypt; Reuben was a hundred and twenty‑five years old when he died, and they put him into a coffin, and he was given into the hands of his children.

2 And in the eightieth year died his brother Dan; he was a hundred and twenty years at his death, and he was also put into a coffin and given into the hands of his children.

3 And in that year died Chusham king of Edom, and after him reigned Hadad the son of Bedad, for thirty‑five years; and in the eighty‑first year died Issachar the son of Jacob, in Egypt, and Issachar was a hundred and twenty‑two years old at his death, and he was put into a coffin in Egypt, and given into the hands of his children.

4 And in the eighty‑second year died Asher his brother, he was a hundred and twenty‑three years old at his death, and he was placed in a coffin in Egypt, and given into the hands of his children.

5 And in the eighty‑third year died Gad, he was a hundred and twenty‑five years old at his death, and he was put into a coffin in Egypt, and given into the hands of his children.

6 And it came to pass in the eighty‑fourth year, that is the fiftieth year of the reign of Hadad, son of Bedad, king of Edom, that Hadad assembled all the children of Esau, and he got his whole army in readiness, about four hundred thousand men, and he directed his way to the land of Moab, and he went to fight with Moab and to make them tributary to him.

7 And the children of Moab heard this thing, and they were very much afraid, and they sent to the children of Midian to assist them in fighting with Hadad, son of Bedad, king of Edom.

8 And Hadad came unto the land of Moab, and Moab and the children of Midian went out to meet him, and they placed themselves in battle array against him in the field of Moab.

9 And Hadad fought with Moab, and there fell of the children of Moab and the children of Midian many slain ones, about two hundred thousand men.

10 And the battle was very severe upon Moab, and when the children of Moab saw that the battle was sore upon them, they weakened their hands and turned their backs, and left the children of Midian to carry on the battle.

11 And the children of Midian knew not the intentions of Moab, but they strengthened themselves in battle and fought with Hadad and all his host, and all Midian fell before him.

12 And Hadad smote all Midian with a heavy smiting, and he slew them with the edge of the sword, he left none remaining of those who came to assist Moab.

13 And when all the children of Midian had perished in battle, and the children at Moab had escaped, Hadad made all Moab at that time tributary to him, and they became under his hand, and they gave a yearly tax as it was ordered, and Hadad turned and went back to his land.

14 And at the revolution of the year, when the rest of the people of Midian that were in the land heard that all their brethren had fallen in battle with Hadad for the sake of Moab, because the children of Moab had turned their backs in battle and left Midian to fight, then five of the princes of Midian resolved with the rest of their brethren who remained in their land, to fight with Moab to avenge the cause of their brethren.

15 And the children of Midian sent to all their brethren the children of the east, and all their brethren, all the children of Keturah came to assist Midian to fight with Moab.

16 And the children of Moab heard this thing, and they were greatly afraid that all the children of the east had assembled together against them for battle, and they the children of Moab sent a memorial to the land of Edom to Hadad the son of Bedad, saying,

17 Come now unto us and assist us and we will smite Midian, for they all assembled together and have come against us with all their brethren the children of the east to battle, to avenge the cause of Midian that fell in battle.

18 And Hadad, son of Bedad, king of Edom, went forth with his whole army and went to the land of Moab to fight with Midian, and Midian and the children of the east fought with Moab in the field of Moab, and the battle was very fierce between them.

19 And Hadad smote all the children of Midian and the children of the east with the edge of the sword, and Hadad at that time delivered Moab from the hand of Midian, and those that remained of Midian and of the children of the east fled before Hadad and his army, and Hadad pursued them to their land, and smote them with a very heavy slaughter, and the slain fell in the road.

20 And Hadad delivered Moab from the hand of Midian, for all the children of Midian had fallen by the edge of the sword, and Hadad turned and went back to his land.

21 And from that day forth, the children of Midian hated the children of Moab, because they had fallen in battle for their sake, and there was a great and mighty enmity between them all the days.

22 And all that were found of Midian in the road of the land of Moab perished by the sword of Moab, and all that were found of Moab in the road of the land of Midian, perished by the sword of Midian; thus did Midian unto Moab and Moab unto Midian for many days.

23 And it came to pass at that time that Judah the son of Jacob died in Egypt, in the eighty‑sixth year of Jacob's going down to Egypt, and Judah was a hundred and twenty‑nine years old at his death, and they embalmed him and ut him into a coffin, and he was given into the hands of his children.

24 And in the eighty‑ninth year died Naphtali, he was a hundred and thirty‑two years old, and he was put into a coffin and given into the hands of his children.

25 And it came to pass in the ninety‑first year of the Israelites going down to Egypt, that is in the thirtieth year of the reign of Zepho the son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, over the children of Chittim, the children of Africa came upon the children of Chittim to plunder them as usual, but they had not come upon them for these thirteen years.

26 And they came to them in that year, and Zepho the son of Eliphaz went out to them with some of his men and smote them desperately, and the troops of Africa fled from before Zepho and the slain fell before him, and Zepho and his men pursued them, going on and smiting them until they were near unto Africa.

27 And Angeas king of Africa heard the thing which Zepho had done, and it vexed him exceedingly, and Angeas was afraid of Zepho all the days.

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1 In the end of years died Saul king of Edom, and Baal Chanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place.

2 In the sixteenth year of the reign of Moses over Cush, Baal Chanan the son of Achbor reigned in the land of Edom over all the children of Edom for thirty‑eight years.

3 In his days Moab rebelled against the power of Edom, having been under Edom since the days of Hadad the son of Bedad, who smote them and Midian, and brought Moab under subjection to Edom.

4 And when Baal Chanan the son of Achbor reigned over Edom, all the children of Moab withdrew their allegiance from Edom.

5 And Angeas king of Africa died in those days, and Azdrubal his son reigned in his stead.

6 And in those days died Janeas king of the children of Chittim, and they buried him in his temple which he had built for himself in the plain of Canopia for a residence, and Latinus reigned in his stead.

7 In the twenty‑second year of the reign of Moses over the children of Cush, Latinus reigned over the children of Chittim forty‑five years.

8 And he also built for himself a great and mighty tower, and he built therein an elegant temple for his residence, to conduct his government, as was the custom.

9 In the third year of his reign he caused a proclamation to be made to all his skillful men, who made many ships for him.

10 And Latinus assembled all his forces, and they came in ships, and went therein to fight with Azdrubal son of Angeas king of Africa, and they came to Africa and engaged in battle with Azdrubal and his army.

11 And Latinus prevailed over Azdrubal, and Latinus took from Azdrubal the aqueduct which his father had brought from the children of Chittim, when he took Janiah the daughter of Uzi for a wife, so Latinus overthrew the bridge of the aqueduct, and smote the whole army of Azdrubal a severe blow.

12 And the remaining strong men of Azdrubal strengthened themselves, and their hearts were filled with envy, and they courted death, and again engaged in battle with Latinus king of Chittim.

13 And the battle was severe upon all the men of Africa, and they all fell wounded before Latinus and his people, and Azdrubal the king also fell in that battle.

14 And the king Azdrubal had a very beautiful daughter, whose name was Ushpezena, and all the men of Africa embroidered her likeness on their garments, on account of her great beauty and comely appearance.

15 And the men of Latinus saw Ushpezena, the daughter of Azdrubal, and praised her unto Latinus their king.

16 And Latinus ordered her to be brought to him, and Latinus took Ushpezena for a wife, and he turned back on his way to Chittim.

17 And it was after the death of Azdrubal son of Angeas, when Latinus had turned back to his land from the battle, that all the inhabitants of Africa rose up and took Anibal the son of Angeas, the younger brother of Azdrubal, and made him king instead at his brother over the whole land at Africa.

18 And when he reigned, he resolved to go to Chittim to fight with the children of Chittim, to avenge the cause of Azdrubal his brother, and the cause of the inhabitants of Africa, and he did so.

19 And he made many ships, and he came therein with his whole army, and he went to Chittim.

20 So Anibal fought with the children of Chittim, and the children of Chittim fell wounded before Anibal and his army, and Anibal avenged his brother's cause.

21 And Anibal continued the war for eighteen years with the children of Chittim, and Anibal dwelt in the land of Chittim and encamped there for a long time.

22 And Anibal smote the children of Chittim very severely, and he slew their great men and princes, and of the rest of the people he smote about eighty thousand men.

23 And at the end of days and years, Anibal returned to his land of Africa, and he reigned securely in the place of Azdrubal his brother.

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1 At that time died Baal Channan son of Achbor, king of Edom, and was buried in his house in the land of Edom.

2 And after his death the children of Esau sent to the land of Edom, and took from there a man who was in Edom, whose name was Hadad, and they made him king over them in the place of Baal Channan, their king.

3 And Hadad reigned over the children of Edom forty‑eight years.

4 And when he reigned he resolved to fight against the children of Moab, to bring them under the power of the children of Esau as they were before, but he was not able, because the children of Moab heard this thing, and they rose up and hastened to elect a king over them from amongst their brethren.

5 And they afterward gathered together a great people, and sent to the children of Ammon their brethren for help to fight against Hadad king of Edom.

6 And Hadad heard the thing which the children of Moab had done, and was greatly afraid of them, and refrained from fighting against them.

7 In those days Moses, the son of Amram, in Midian, took Zipporah, the daughter of Reuel the Midianite, for a wife.

8 And Zipporah walked in the ways of the daughters of Jacob, she was nothing short of the righteousness of Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah.

9 And Zipporah conceived and bare a son and he called his name Gershom, for he said, I was a stranger in a foreign land; but he circumcised not his foreskin, at the command of Reuel his father‑in‑law.

10 And she conceived again and bare a son, but circumcised his foreskin, and called his name Eliezer, for Moses said, Because the God of my fathers was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.

11 And Pharaoh king of Egypt greatly increased the labor of the children of Israel in those days, and continued to make his yoke heavier upon the children of Israel.

12 And he ordered a proclamation to be made in Egypt, saying, Give no more straw to the people to make bricks with, let them go and gather themselves straw as they can find it.

13 Also the tale of bricks which they shall make let them give each day, and diminish nothing from them, for they are idle in their work.

14 And the children of Israel heard this, and they mourned and sighed, and they cried unto the Lord on account of the bitterness of their souls.

15 And the Lord heard the cries of the children of Israel, and saw the oppression with which the Egyptians oppressed  them.

16 And the Lord was jealous of his people and his inheritance, and heard their voice, and he resolved to take them out of the affliction of Egypt, to give them the land of Canaan for a possession.

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1 At that time Korah the son of Jetzer the son of Kehath the son of Levi, took many men of the children of Israel, and they rose up and quarreled with Moses and Aaron and the whole congregation.

2 And the Lord was angry with them, and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, with their houses and all belonging to them, and all the men belonging to Korah.

3 And after this God made the people go round by the way of Mount Seir for a long time.

4 At that time the Lord said unto Moses, Provoke not a war against the children of Esau, for I will not give to you of any thing belonging to them, as much as the sole of the foot could tread upon, for I have given Mount Seir for an inheritance to Esau.

5 Therefore did the children of Esau fight against the children of Seir in former times, and the Lord had delivered the children of Seir into the hands of the children of Esau, and destroyed them from before them, and the children of Esau dwelt in their stead unto this day.

6 Therefore the Lord said to the children of Israel, Fight not against the children of Esau your brethren, for nothing in their land belongs to you, but you may buy food of them for money and eat it, and you may buy water of them for money and drink it.

7 And the children of Israel did according to the word of the Lord.

8 And the children of Israel went about the wilderness, going round by the way of Mount Sinai for a long time, and touched not the children of Esau, and they continued in that district for nineteen years.

9 At that time died Latinus king of the children of Chittim, in the forty‑fifth year of his reign, which is the fourteenth year of the children of Israel's departure from Egypt.

10 And they buried him in his place which he had built for himself in the land of Chittim, and Abimnas reigned in his place for thirty‑eight years.

11 And the children of Israel passed the boundary of the children of Esau in those days, at the end of nineteen years, and they came and passed the  road of the wilderness of Moab.

12 And the Lord said to Moses, besiege not Moab, and do not fight against them, for I will give you nothing of their land.

13 And the children of Israel passed the road of the wilderness of Moab for nineteen years, and they did not fight against them.

14 And in the thirty‑sixth year of the children of Israel's departing from Egypt the Lord smote the heart of Sihon, king of the Ammorites, and he waged war, and went forth to fight against the children of Moab.

15 And Sihon sent messengers to Beor the son of Janeas, the son of Balaam, counsellor to the king of Egypt, and to Balaam his son, to curse Moab, in order that it might be delivered into the hand of Sihon.

16 And the messengers went and brought Beor the son of Janeas, and Balaam his son, from Pethor in Mesopotamia, so Beor and Balaam his son came to the city of Sihon and they cursed Moab and their king in the presence of Sihon king of the Ammorites.

17 So Sihon went out with his whole army, and he went to Moab and fought against them, and he subdued them, and the Lord delivered them into his hands, and Sihon slew the king of Moab.

18 And Sihon took all the cities of Moab in the battle; he also took Heshbon from them, for Heshbon was one of the cities of Moab, and Sihon placed his princes and his nobles in Heshbon, and Heshbon belonged to Sihon in those days.

19 Therefore the parable speakers Beor and Balaam his son uttered these words, saying, Come unto Heshbon, the city of Sihon will be built and established.

20 Woe unto thee Moab! thou art lost, O people of Kemosh! behold it is written upon the book of the law of God.

21 And when Sihon had conquered Moab, he placed guards in the cities which he had taken from Moab, and a considerable number of the children of Moab fell in battle into the hand of Sihon, and he made a great capture of them, sons and daughters, and he slew their king; so Sihon turned back to his own land.

22 And Sihon gave numerous presents of silver and gold to Beor and Balaam his son, and he dismissed them, and they went to Mesopotamia to their home and country.

23 At that time all the children of Israel passed from the road of the wilderness of Moab, and returned and surrounded the wilderness of Edom.

24 So the whole congregation came to the wilderness of Sin in the first month of the fortieth year from their departure from Egypt, and the children of Israel dwelt there in Kadesh, of the wilderness of Sin, and Miriam died there and she was buried there.

25 At that time Moses sent messengers to Hadad king of Edom, saying, Thus says thy brother Israel, Let me pass I pray thee through thy land, we will not pass through field or vineyard, we will not drink the water of the well; we will walk in the king's road.

26 And Edom said to him, Thou shalt not pass through my country, and Edom went forth to meet the children of Israel with a mighty people.

27 And the children of Esau refused to let the children of Israel pass through their land, so the Israelites removed from them and fought not against them.

28 For before this the Lord had commanded the children of Israel, saying, You shall not fight against the children of Esau, therefore the Israelites removed from them and did not fight against them.

29 So the children of Israel departed from Kadesh, and all the people came to Mount Hor.

30 At that time the Lord said to Moses, Tell thy brother Aaron that he shall die there, for he shall not come to the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

31 And Aaron went up, at the command of the Lord, to Mount Hor, in the fortieth year, in the fifth month, in the first day of the month.

32 And Aaron was one hundred and twenty‑three years old when he died in Mount Hor.

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1 And king Arad the Canaanite, who dwelt in the south, heard that the Israelites had come by the way of the spies, and he arranged his forces to fight against the Israelites.

2 And the children of Israel were greatly afraid of him, for he had a great and heavy army, so the children of Israel resolved to return to Egypt.

3 And the children of Israel turned back about the distance of three days' journey unto Maserath Beni Jaakon, for they were greatly afraid on account of the king Arad.

4 And the children of Israel would not get back to their places, so they remained in Beni Jaakon for thirty days.

5 And when the children of Levi saw that the children of Israel would not turn back, they were jealous for the sake of the Lord, and they rose up and fought against the Israelites their brethren, and slew of them a great body, and forced them to turn back to their place, Mount Hor.

6 And when they returned, king Arad was still arranging his host for battle against the Israelites.

7 And Israel vowed a vow, saying, If thou wilt deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

8 And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Israel, and he delivered the Canaanites into their hand, and he utterly destroyed them and their cities, and he called the name of the place Hormah.

9 And the children of Israel journeyed from Mount Hor and pitched in Oboth, and they journeyed from Oboth and they pitched at Ije‑abarim, in the border of Moab.

10 And the children of Israel sent to Moab, saying, Let us pass now through thy land into our place, but the children of Moab would not suffer the children of Israel to pass through their land, for the children of Moab were greatly afraid lest the children of Israel should do unto them as Sihon king of the Ammorites had done to them, who had taken their land and had slain many of them.

11 Therefore Moab would not suffer the Israelites to pass through his land, and the Lord commanded the children of Israel, saying, That they should not fight against Moab, so the Israelites removed from Moab.

12 And the children of Israel journeyed from the border of Moab, and they came to the other side of Arnon, the border of Moab, between Moab and the Ammorites, and they pitched in the border of Sihon, king of the Ammorites, in the wilderness of Kedemoth.

13 And the children of Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Ammorites, saying,

14 Let us pass through thy land, we will not turn into the fields or into the vineyards, we will go along by the king's highway until we shall have passed thy border, but Sihon would not suffer the Israelites to pass.

15 So Sihon collected all the people of the Ammorites and went forth into the wilderness to meet the children of Israel, and he fought against Israel in Jahaz.

16 And the Lord delivered Sihon king of the Ammorites into the hand of the children of Israel, and Israel smote all the people of Sihon with the edge of the sword and avenged the cause of Moab.

17 And the children of Israel took possession of the land of Sihon from Aram unto Jabuk, unto the children of Ammon, and they took all the spoil of the cities.

18 And Israel took all these cities, and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Ammorites.

19 And all the children of Israel resolved to fight against the children of Ammon, to take their land also.

20 So the Lord said to the children of Israel, Do not besiege the children of Ammon, neither stir up battle against them, for I will give nothing to you of their land, and the children of Israel hearkened to the word of the Lord, and did not fight against the children of Ammon.

21 And the children of Israel turned and went up by the way of Bashan to the land of Og, king of Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan went out to meet the Israelites in battle, and he had with him many valiant men, and a very strong force from the people of the Ammorites.

22 And Og king of Bashan was a very powerful man, but Naaron his son was exceedingly powerful, even stronger than he was.

23 And Og said in his heart, Behold now the whole camp of Israel takes up a space of three parsa, now will I smite them at once without sword or spear.

24 And Og went up Mount Jahaz, and took therefrom one large stone, the length of which was three parsa, and he placed it on his head, and resolved to throw it upon the camp of the children of Israel, to smite all the Israelites with that stone.

25 And the angel of the Lord came and pierced the stone upon the head of Og, and the stone fell upon the neck of Og that Og fell to the earth on account of the weight of the stone upon his neck.

26 At that time the Lord said to the children of Israel, Be not afraid of him, for I have given him and all his people and all his land into your hand, and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon.

27 And Moses went down to him with a small number of the children of Israel, and Moses smote Og with a stick at the ankles of his feet and slew him.

28 The children of Israel afterward pursued the children of Og and all his people, and they beat and destroyed them till there was no remnant left of them.

29 Moses afterward sent some of the children of Israel to spy out Jaazer, for Jaazer was a very famous city.

30 And the spies went to Jaazer and explored it, and the spies trusted in the Lord, and they fought against the men of Jaazer.

31 And these men took Jaazer and its villages, and the Lord delivered them into their hand, and they drove out the Ammorites who had been there.

32 And the children of Israel took the land of the two kings of the Ammorites, sixty cities which were on the other side of Jordan, from the brook of Arnon unto Mount Herman.

33 And the children of Israel journeyed and came into the plain of Moab which is on this side of Jordan, by Jericho.

34 And the children of Moab heard all the evil which the children of Israel had done to the two kings of the Ammorites, to Sihon and Og, so all the men of Moab were greatly afraid of the Israelites.

35 And the elders of Moab said, Behold the two kings of the Ammorites, Sihon and Og, who were more powerful than all the kings of the earth, could not stand against the children of Israel, how then can we stand before them?

36 Surely they sent us a message before now to pass through our land on their way, and we would not suffer them, now they will turn upon us with their heavy swords and destroy us; and Moab was distressed on account of the children of Israel, and they were greatly afraid of them, and they counseled together what was to be done to the children of Israel.

37 And the elders of Moab resolved and took one of their men, Balak the son of Zippor the Moabite, and made him king over them at that time, and Balak was a very wise man.

38 And the elders of Moab rose up and sent to the children of Midian to make peace with them, for a great battle and enmity had been in those days between Moab and Midian, from the days of Hadad the son of Bedad king of Edom, who smote Midian in the field of Moab, unto these days.

39 And the children of Moab sent to the children of Midian, and they made peace with them, and the elders of Midian came to the land of Moab to make peace in behalf of the children of Midian.

40 And the elders of Moab counseled with the elders of Midian what to do in order to save their lives from Israel.

41 And all the children of Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now therefore the children of Israel lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field, for thus did they do to the two kings of the Ammorites who are stronger than we are.

42 And the elders of Midian said to Moab, We have heard that at the time when Sihon king of the Ammorites fought against you, when he prevailed over you and took your land, he had sent to Beor the son of Janeas and to Balaam his son from Mesopotamia, and they came and cursed you; therefore did the hand of Sihon prevail over you, that he took your land.

43 Now therefore send you also to Balaam his son, for he still remains in his land, and give him his hire, that he may come and curse all the people of whom you are afraid; so the elders of Moab heard this thing, and it pleased them to send to Balaam the son of Beor.

44 So Balak the son of Zippor king of Moab sent messengers to Balaam, saying,

45 Behold there is a people come out from Egypt, behold they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.

46 Now therefore come and curse this people for me, for they are too mighty for me, peradventure I shall prevail to fight against them, and drive them out, for I heard that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and whom thou cursest is cursed.

47 So the messengers of Balak went to Balaam and brought Balaam to curse the people to fight against Moab.

48 And Balaam came to Balak to curse Israel, and the Lord said to Balaam, Curse not this people for it is blessed.

49 And Balak urged Balaam day by day to curse Israel, but Balaam hearkened not to Balak on account of the word of the Lord which he had spoken to Balaam.

50 And when Balak saw that Balaam would not accede to his wish, he rose up and went home, and Balaam also returned to his land and he went from there to Midian.

51 And the children of Israel journeyed from the plain of Moab, and pitched by Jordan from Beth‑ jesimoth even unto Abel‑shittim, at the end of the plains of Moab.

52 And when the children of Israel abode in the plain of Shittim, they began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.

53 And the children of Israel approached Moab, and the children of Moab pitched their tents opposite to the camp of the children of Israel.

54 And the children of Moab were afraid of the children of Israel, and the children of Moab took all their daughters and their wives of beautiful aspect and comely appearance, and dressed them in gold and silver and costly garments.

55 And the children of Moab seated those women at the door of their tents, in order that the children of Israel might see them and turn to them, and not fight against Moab.

56 And all the children of Moab did this thing to the children of Israel, and every man placed his wife and daughter at the door of his tent, and all the children of Israel saw the act of the children of Moab, and the children of Israel turned to the daughters of Moab and coveted them, and they went to them.

57 And it came to pass that when a Hebrew came to the door of the tent of Moab, and saw a daughter of Moab and desired her in his heart, and spoke with her at the door of the tent that which he desired, whilst they were speaking together the men of the tent would come out and speak to the Hebrew like unto these words:

58 Surely you know that we are brethren, we are all the descendants of Lot and the descendants of Abraham his brother, wherefore then will you not remain with us, and wherefore will you not eat our bread and our sacrifice?

59 And when the children of Moab had thus overwhelmed him with their speeches, and enticed him by their flattering words, they seated him in the tent and cooked and sacrificed for him, and he ate of their sacrifice and of their bread.

60 They then gave him wine and he drank and became intoxicated, and they placed before him a beautiful damsel, and he did with her as he liked, for he knew not what he was doing, as he had drunk plentifully of wine.

61 Thus did the children of Moab to Israel in that place, in the plain of Shittim, and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel on account of this matter, and he sent a pestilence amongst them, and there died of the Israelites twenty‑four thousand men.

62 Now there was a man of the children of Simeon whose name was Zimri, the son of Salu, who connected himself with the Midianite Cosbi, the daughter of Zur, king of Midian, in the sight of all the children of Israel.

63 And Phineas the son of Elazer, the son of Aaron the priest, saw this wicked thing which Zimri had done, and he took a spear and rose up and went after them, and pierced them both and slew them, and the pestilence ceased from the children of Israel.

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1 At that time after the pestilence, the Lord said to Moses, and to Elazer the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

2 Number the heads of the whole community of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, all that went forth in the army.

3 And Moses and Elazer numbered the children of Israel after their families, and the number of all Israel was seven hundred thousand, seven hundred and thirty.

4 And the number of the children of Levi, from one month old and upward, was twenty‑three thousand, and amongst these there was not a man of those numbered by Moses and Aaron in the wilderness of Sinai.

5 For the Lord had told them that they would die in the wilderness, so they all died, and not one had been left of them excepting Caleb the son of Jephuneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

6 And it was after this that the Lord said to Moses, Say unto the children of Israel to avenge upon Midian the cause of their brethren the children of Israel.

7 And Moses did so, and the children of Israel chose from amongst them twelve thousand men, being one thousand to a tribe, and they went to Midian.

8 And the children of Israel warred against Midian, and they slew every male, also the five princes of Midian, and Balaam the son of Beor did they slay with the sword.

9 And the children of Israel took the wives of Midian captive, with their little ones and their cattle, and all belonging to them.

10 And they took all the spoil and all the prey, and they brought it to Moses and to Elazer to the plains of Moab.

11 And Moses and Elazer and all the princes of the congregation went forth to meet them with joy.

12 And they divided all the spoil of Midian, and the children of Israel had been revenged upon Midian for the cause of their brethren the children of Israel.

                        The Origin of the Dead Sea

The Bible not only accurately records the history of peoples and nations, but it also gives topographical changes upon the earth. The records are reliable. The true findings of geologists and scientists will demonstrate the truth of the Bible statements, and prove the accuracy of its evidence. The Dead Sea did not exist prior to the time of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. We are told that these two cities were built on a plain, watered by the river Jordan as it flowed to the sea. Lot chose this plain of Jordan “because it was well watered everywhere, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.” (Genesis 13:10)

When the invading kings fought against Sodom and Gomorrah, at the time Lot was taken prisoner and Abraham rescued him, the plain is described as being full of slime pits. Now slime is asphalt. Job tells us that in this same locality “the rock poured me out rivers of oil.” (Job 29:6)

The river Jordan at this time flowed through this plain and passed on through a well defined course between the Sinai Peninsula and Arabia. It finally emptied into the Gulf of Akaba, which is a part of the Red Sea. This original river bed of the Jordan can be traced today.

When the cities of the plain were destroyed by fire the nature of this territory, with its asphalt and oil-laden soil, caused a great catastrophe. The intense heat and underground explosions made the present territory, now occupied by the Dead Sea, one of the deep depressions upon the earth’s surface.

The river Jordan now emptied into this great cavity. It was never able to overflow this depression. Evaporation and other causes kept it within these bounds. The old course to the Gulf of Akaba is but mute testimony of this disaster which changed the topography of Palestine and prevented the Jordan from flowing into the sea. The asphalt is gone and the oil is no more. Moses said, in recording these facts, that the Vale of Siddim now is the Dead Sea.

Years ago the skeptics were saying that there were no such cities as Sodom and Gomorrah. Their reason for making such statements was because they were unable to locate the site of these two cities. If they had read the Bible account carefully, they would have realized that the Dead Sea covered the ruins. In recent years archaeologists have proven this is the case. The Dead Sea now occupies what was once a fertile and well-watered country and the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are beneath its waves.

                          Abraham and Abimelech

                              Sarah Bears Isaac

Abraham journeyed south and dwelt near the city of Gerar, in the country of the Philistines. Abimelech was King in this city. Abraham feared for his life because of Sarah, his wife. Sarah was a fair woman to look upon, and Abraham’s life would be in danger if it became known that he was her husband. It was a custom of those times to kill a man and take possession of his wife if she was desired by another. Because of this, Abraham called Sarah his sister.

Abimelech sent and took Sarah, Abraham’s wife. But God appeared to Abimelech in a dream and said,”Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man’s wife.” (Genesis 20:3) Abimelech had not harmed Sarah, so he told the Lord that Abraham had told him she was his sister. The King declared his innocence in the matter. The Lord knew that the King was innocent, so He had prevented him from harming Sarah.

The Lord told the King that Abraham was a prophet and for him to return Sarah to him. If he failed to do this, he and all that were his would die. In the morning the King told his servants what he had dreamed, and both he and his men were afraid. Abimelech called Abraham to him and said, “What sawest thou, that thou hast done this thing?” (Genesis 20:10)

Abraham said that when he left his father’s house he asked Sarah to say that he was her brother and he would call her his sister. When he came into this place he said that the fear of the Lord was not there and he feared for his life because of Sarah. However, Abraham said, “She is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother.” (Genesis 20:12)

The King gave Abraham sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and women-servants, and a thousand pieces of silver, and restored Sarah unto him. He then told him that the land was before him and he could dwell where he pleased. Abraham then prayed for Abimelech and all his household. They were all healed of the affliction they suffered from God because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.

The Book of Jasher relates about this event:

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1 And at that time Abraham journeyed from the plain of Mamre, and he went to the land of the Philistines, and he dwelt in Gerar; it was in the twenty‑fifth year of Abraham's being in the land of Canaan, and the hundredth year of the life of Abraham, that he came to Gerar in the land of the Philistines.

2 And when they entered the land he said to Sarah his wife, Say thou art my sister, to any one that shall ask thee, in order that we may escape the evil of the inhabitants of the land.

3 And as Abraham was dwelling in the land of the Philistines, the servants of Abimelech, king of the Philistines, saw that Sarah was exceedingly beautiful, and they asked Abraham concerning her, and he said, She is my sister.

4 And the servants of Abimelech went to Abimelech, saying, A man from the land of Canaan is come to dwell in the land, and he has a sister that is exceeding fair.

5 And Abimelech heard the words of his servants who praised Sarah to him, and Abimelech sent his officers, and they brought Sarah to the king.

6 And Sarah came to the house of Abimelech, and the king saw that Sarah was beautiful, and she pleased him exceedingly.

7 And he approached her and said to her, What is that man to thee with whom thou didst come to our land? and Sarah answered and said He is my brother, and we came from the land of Canaan to dwell wherever we could find a place.

8 And Abimelech said to Sarah, Behold my land is before thee, place thy brother in any part of this land that pleases thee, and it will be our duty to exalt and elevate him above all the people of the land since he is thy brother.

9 And Abimelech sent for Abraham, and Abraham came to Abimelech.

10 And Abimelech said to Abraham, Behold I have given orders that thou shalt be honored as thou desirest on account of thy sister Sarah.

11 And Abraham went forth from the king, and the king's present followed him.

12 As at evening time, before men lie down to rest, the king was sitting upon his throne, and a deep sleep fell upon him, and he lay upon the throne and slept till morning.

13 And he dreamed that an angel of the Lord came to him with a drawn sword in his hand, and the angel stood over Abimelech, and wished to slay him with the sword, and the king was terrified in his dream, and said to the angel, In what have I sinned against thee that thou comest to slay me with thy sword?

14 And the angel answered and said to Abimelech, Behold thou didst on account of the woman which thou didst yesternight bring to thy house, for she is a married woman, the wife of Abraham who came to thy house; now therefore return that man his wife, for she is his wife; and shouldst thou not return her, know that thou wilt surely die, thou and all belonging to thee.

15 And ON THAT NIGHT THERE WAS A GREAT OUTCRY IN THE LAND OF THE PHILISTINES, AND THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND SAW THE FIGURE OF A MAN STANDING WITH A DRAWN SWORD IN HIS HAND, AND HE SMOTE THE INHABITANTS OF THE LAND WITH THE SWORD, YEA HE CONTINUED TO SMITE THEM.

16 And the angel of the Lord smote the whole land of the Philistines on that night, and there was a great confusion on that night and on the following morning.

17 And EVERY WOMB WAS CLOSED, AND ALL THEIR ISSUES, AND THE HAND OF THE LORD WAS UPON THEM ON ACCOUNT OF SARAH, WIFE OF ABRAHAM, WHOM ABIMELECH HAD TAKEN.

18 And in the morning Abimelech rose with terror and confusion and with a great dread, and he sent and had his servants called in, and he related his dream to them, and the people were greatly afraid.

19 And one man standing amongst the servants of the king answered the king, saying, O sovereign king, restore this woman to her husband, for he is her husband, for the like happened to the king of Egypt when this man came to Egypt.

20 And he said concerning his wife, She is my sister, for such is his manner of doing when he cometh to dwell in the land in which he is a stranger.

21 And Pharaoh sent and took this woman for a wife and the Lord brought upon him grievous plagues until he returned the woman to her husband.

22 Now therefore, O sovereign king, know what happened yesternight to the whole land, for there was a very great consternation and great pain and lamentation, and we know that it was on account of the woman which thou didst take.

23 Now, therefore, restore this woman to her husband, lest it should befall us as it did to Pharaoh king of Egypt and his subjects, and that we may not die; and Abimelech hastened and called and had Sarah called for, and she came before him, and he had Abraham called for, and he came before him.

24 And Abimelech said to them, What is this work you have been doing in saying you are brother and sister, and I took this woman for a wife?

25 And Abraham said, Because I thought I should suffer death on account of my wife; and Abimelech took flocks and herds, and men servants and maid servants, and a thousand pieces of silver, and he gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah to him.

26 And Abimelech said to Abraham, Behold the whole land is before thee, dwell in it wherever thou shalt choose.

27 And Abraham and Sarah, his wife, went forth from the king's