Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Marrying that Messiah May Be Born

Alice C. Linsley

In the letter disseminated in December 2009, Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger noted that approximately 50,000 abortions are performed in Israel every year. That is, 20,000 approved by Health Ministry abortion committees, and 30,000 unapproved procedures performed illegally in private clinics. The chief rabbis wrote that abortions, which Judaism permits under certain circumstances, “delay the coming of the Messiah.”

These Rabbis do not recognize Jesus as Messiah, so they are waiting. From their perspective, Jewish women having abortions could potentially delay Messiah's coming. They await a Messiah of their own invention, however. Since Judaism rejects belief in God Father and God Son, their expectation can never align with the historical Jesus, the Son of God.

Endogamous Marriage

The Hebrew ruler-priests caste practiced endogamy from long before the time of Abraham. It appears that they expected a woman of their caste to bring forth the Son of God, the Messiah. That expectation is first expressed in Genesis 3:15 which speaks of the Woman (not Eve) who is to deliver the Son/Seed of God who will crush the serpent's head. 

The Horite and Sethite Hebrew believed that the Woman would conceive by divine overshadowing just as the Angel Gabriel declared to the Virgin Mary (Lk.1:35). The archetype for the Theotokos was Hathor, the mother of Horus who is uniquely shown in ancient iconography wearing the solar crown between the horns of the celestial Bull.

The Horite and Sethite Hebrew were devotees of the High God who they believed has a son. In ancient texts the son is called HR, which in ancient Egyptian means "Most High One". The Horite and Sethite moieties maintained separate shrines along the Nile River. From there, they dispersed widely in the service of the early kingdom builders like Nimrod the Kushite (Gen. 10).

Among the early Hebrew were Cain and Seth whose descendants intermarried. The descendants of Ham and Shem also intermarried, as did the descendants of Abraham and his brother Nahor.

David was descended from Tamar, the daughter of a priest who, according to Jewish tradition, was called Melchizedek-Shem. His hometown of Bethlehem was a Horite Hebrew settlement before Judaism emerged. Among the "fathers" of Bethlehem was Hur. Hur is a Horus name. 

Matthew 2 explains that "Nazarene" is derived from the prophecy "He will be called a Nazorean", but this has no source in the Hebrew Bible. The term is from the older Akkadian language. Na-Zor in Akkadian means "one belonging to the Zorites". In 1 Chronicles 2:54, Salma of Judah is called the “father” of the Zorites. 1 Chronicles 2:5 states that Salma is also the "father of Bethlehem". So, the prophecy connects Jesus to both Nazareth and Bethlehem.

Jesus our Great High Priest

Jesus' priesthood is "in the order of Melchizedek" and that order of priests existed long before Judaism. Mary and Joseph, both descendants of the Horite Hebrew ruler-priest caste, were cousins. They married according to the marriage and ascendancy pattern of their ruler-priest ancestors.

Marriage and ascendancy patterns are highly resistant to change. If the pattern survived Egyptian captivity and deportation to Babylon, it surely continued afterwards. 

The Hebrew lines had been intermarrying from before Abraham's time and continued to intermarry up to the birth of Jesus Christ. Joseph's family lived in Nazareth which was the home of the eighteenth division of priests, that of Happizzez (1 Chr. 24:15).

Jesus' mother's name was named Miriam daughter of Joachim Son of Pntjr (Panther). From predynastic times (4000 B.C.), ntjr designated a ruler in the service of the High God. Pntjr was the name of Joachim's mother, evidence that the Hebrew traced lineage by both the male and female lines. A limestone stela (1539-1291 B.C.) bearing the names of Pekhty-nisu and his wife, Pa-netjer, is on exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

It is certain that Mary was of the ruler-priest caste because even those who hated her admit this. Sanhedrin 106a says: “She who was the descendant of princes and governors played the harlot with carpenters.”

Abraham's people traced bloodline through the mother (as with Jews today), but social status and occupation of the sons was inherited through the father. So, Joseph was a carpenter like his father. St. Paul was Hebrew because he had a Hebrew mother, and he was a tent maker like his father.

Jesus was the Son of God, born to "the Woman" according to the ancient expectation (Gen. 3:15). Mary was the proper bride for Joseph since she was of a priestly line, and his patrilineal cousin. Joseph was also of the priestly line of Nazareth. Joseph of Nazareth married the daughter of a priest as did Joseph in Egypt, and Moses in Midian.

Why did Abraham's people preserve this unique and distinctive pattern of intermarriage between priestly lines? They did it for practical reasons: preservation of their Hebrew identity and wealth, but also because they believed that the expected Messiah would be born of their people. This is what Jesus indicated when he said to the Jewish authorities, "Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad." (John 8:56)

Likewise, John the Forerunner's testimony concerning Jesus as "the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29) springs from direct knowledge of the tradition of his Horim (Horite Hebrew ancestors) that the Son of God was coming into the world to save sinners.

Related reading: The Hebrew Were a Caste; Horite and Sethite MoundsMarriage Partner Selection Among the Hebrew; The Marriage and Ascendancy Pattern of the Early HebrewJesus' Horite Hebrew Ancestry; The Blessed Woman of Genesis 3:15; The Marriage and Inheritance of Hebrew Daughters

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