Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Holy One Hidden and Revealed

Alice C. Linsley

Clement of Alexandria (AD 150-215) believed that the writers of scripture practiced a "prophetic and venerable system of concealment." He explained: "For many reasons the scriptures conceal their meaning; primarily, with the aim of making us diligent and unresting in our study of the words of salvation and, secondly, because it is not in the province of all men to examine their meaning, lest they should receive hurt through a mistaken interpretation.” (Clement of Alexandria by R.B. Tollinton. 1914. Volume II, p. 302.)

Clement believed that concealment encourages truth-seekers to dig deeper. There is also a belief among the early Church Fathers that revealing the sacred mysteries to scoffers can bring condemnation upon them. This belief is evident in these words of the Eastern Orthodox liturgy: For I will not speak of Thy Mystery to Thine enemies, neither like Judas will I give Thee a kiss; but like the thief will I confess Thee: “Remember me, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom.”

What is the nature of this "prophetic and venerable system of concealment"? The rabbis believed that sacred mysteries were concealed by mystical symbols. Rabbi Kaduri's pronouncements that the hidden Messiah had been revealed is an example. His name is Yehoshua or Yeshua (Jesus). Yeshua comes from the ancient royal and priestly name Yesu, found among Abraham's early Hebrew ancestors.

(Source: Bill Manley, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, 2012, Thames and Hudson Ltd., London)

The name is derived from the ancient Egyptian name Yesu (shown above) which is associated with royal authority. The feather represents the letter Y and stands for one who judges, measures, or weights. The next symbol represents horns. The idea of God's presence "between the horns" predates Judaism. Then there is the sedge plant which represents a king, and finally the falcon, the totem of HR (Horus), the patron of kings. HR in ancient Egyptian means "Most High One" or "Hidden One".

Mark seems to veil the Christ more than the other Evangelists. He tells us that Jesus' true identify was known in Tyre, not in Jerusalem.

The king of Tyre was allied by kinship with David and sent skilled artisans to help David build a palace in Jerusalem. Hiram is also known as "Huram" and "Horam" and these variant spellings contain the HR root which is a Horus name. The Horus Name is the oldest part of the Nilotic royal titulary, dating to at least 1200 years before Egypt became a political entity. Abraham's older brother Na-Hor had a Horus name as did Moses' brother-in-law Hur, and Moses' brother Harun (Aaron). 

Hur’s grandson was one of the builders of the Tabernacle. I Chronicles 4:4 lists Hur as the "father of Bethlehem" in the heartland of Horite Hebrew territory. Matthew 2 explains that the title "Nazarene" is derived from the prophecy "He will be called a Nazorean", but this has no Old Testament source. The source is likely from the much older Akkadian language. Na-Zor means "one belonging to the Zorites". In 1 Chronicles 2:54, Salma of Judah is called the father of the צרעי (Zorites). Salma is also called the "father of Bethlehem" in 1 Chronicles 2:51. So, the prophecy speaks of one born in Bethlehem, which was home to the Zorites.

The king of Tyre and David had common ancestors in the early Hebrew who believed that the Son of God would be born of a young woman of their ruler-priest caste. They expected Him to appear among them. This was fulfilled when Jesus visited Tyre (Matt. 15:21-28; Mark 7: 24). Here the Markan mystery is revealed, for we are told that in Tyre Jesus "could not pass unrecognized."

The early Hebrew (both Horites and Sethites)believed that the Son of God would be born of a woman of their ruler-priest caste, that he would be conceived by divine overshadowing, that he would die and rise on the third day, and that He would be God incarnate. They referred to the son as HR, which in ancient Egyptian means "Hidden One."

Related reading: The Theme of Hidden SonsThe Hebrew Were a Caste; Hebrew Names and TitlesWhy Jesus Visited TyreSons and The Son


Anonymous said...

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