Saturday, June 15, 2019

In Genesis 27:8 the son is told to “hear” and “respond” to his father’s voice and we could interpret this to mean “hear” and “obey” though the word obey does not appear in the book of Genesis.

The misguided claim of idol worship

Abraham's calling does not constitute a turning away from the tradition of his Horite Hebrew forefathers (Horim). Abraham's people did not worship idols. They were priests of the Proto-Gospel and recognized as unique and especially pure in their worship and religious practices.

Matthew Henry perpetuates the notion that Abraham worshiped idols in his commentary on Genesis. He writes, "God made choice of Abram, and singled him out from among his fellow-idolaters..."

We should exercise suspicion about such claims. Scripture does not designate Abraham as an idol worshiper.

In Joshua 24:2 we find this peculiar remark: “In olden times, your forefathers – Terah, father of Abraham and father of Nahor – lived beyond the Euphrates and worshiped other gods.”

The implication is that Terah fell into worshiping contrary to Horite tradition while living “beyond the Euphrates.” This represents the Bible's criticism of Asian dualism in which the sun and moon were regarded as equals.

The passage must be understood in the context of the Deuteronomist account, which begins in Deuteronomy and ends in II Kings. These books share a common concern with idolatry and recognize that on that side of the Euphrates, people worshiped the moon as equal to the sun. This is historically accurate. The moon god was honored in Ur and Haran, but never among the Horites, and Terah was a Horite.

In the binary worldview of the Horites the sun was regarded as superior to the moon. This was not an arbitrary preference, but an observed reality since the sun gives light whereas the moon's light is reflective or refulgent. Horite recognition of the sun's superiority is expressed in Genesis 1:16: "God made the two great lights: the greater to rule the day, the lesser light to rule the night."

Further, in ancient Horite symbolism, Ra's right eye is represented by the sun and the left eye is represented by the moon. Together they are the eyes of Horus, but the moon eye is weaker than the sun eye. It is idolatry to regard the weaker as worthy of equal honor. This explains why Abraham's father was accused of idol worship in Joshua 24. Other than this accusation, there is not a single shred of evidence that Abraham or his father were idolaters.

Abraham is called Hebrew. This is the English equivalent of Ha-BiruThe Habiru/Hapiru were Kushite devotees of Horus. Horus is the pattern whereby the people would recognize Messiah. He was regarded as the fixer of cosmic boundaries, the stars, the cardinal points, the winds and the tides. Horus shrines were located on major water systems and Horus ruled the waters. This is why the Horus name appears in the Semitic word for river:  na-har (Hebrew), na-hr (Arabic) and ne-har (Aramaic).

Many words that pertain to boundaries and measurements are derived from Horus: hour, horoscope, horologion, horotely and horizon. The association of Horus with the horizon is evident in Har-ma-khet, meaning "Horus of the Horizon." His being was one with his father Ra.

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