Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Appointment by Divine Overshadowing

Alice C. Linsley

Many ancient shrine cities had names that began with the solar symbol Y. Jerusalem was called Yeru. On the border of Nubia and Egypt was a holy shrine city on Elephantine Island. It was called Yebu. According to "The Diplomatists Handbook For Africa" by Count Charles Kinsky, Yebu is a variant of Jebu. Yeru-salem was a Jebusite city.

The Y symbol designates a divinely appointed place, servant, ruler or sacrifice. The divine appointment was by the "overshadowing" of the Sun. This is represented by the initial Y in the Hebrew names of biblical rulers: Yaqtan (Joktan); Yachin (Joachin), Yishmael (Ishmael); Yishbak; Yitzak (Isaac); Yacob (Jacob); Yosef (Joseph); Yetro (Jethro); Yeshai (Jesse), Yonah (Jonah), Yoel, and Yeshua (Joshua/Jesus). The Y is a solar cradle.

Divine appointment by overshadowing is symbolized by the sun resting in the Y. This is a common image in the ancient world.

At the shrine cities of Dan and Bethel in the kingdom of Israel the central image was the divinely overshadowed bull calf. This is the same image that Aaron fabricated in the wilderness. It is a Messianic image of the appointed sacrifice.

Nowhere in Scripture is Aaron criticized for making the golden calf. However, the people who worshiped the image are criticized. Here a distinction must be made between the symbolism of the golden bull calf and the actions of the people. The distinction is clear when we consider that Christians do not worship the cross. We worship the Messiah who died on the cross to make atonement for sin.

The ram was also shown overshadowed on ancient monuments. The ram provided by God on Mount Moriah was a symbol of the son of God, Horus. Horus, the son of God, was said to rise in the east as a lamb and set in the west as a ram in mature strength. He was called Horus of the two horizon, which expressed two aspects of his nature as both meek and fierce. The Horite Hebrew recognized God Father and God Son. The son was sometimes shown as the divinely appointed ram on ancient monuments, and was a symbol of Jesus among early Christians. 

The Y was a symbol of the long horns of the Acholi cattle. It emerged as a sacred symbol among Abraham's Proto-Saharan cattle-herding ancestors. This breed is the oldest known bovine breed among the Nilotic peoples. 

Hathor, the mother of Horus, is shown on ancient monuments wearing the solar cradle. She foreshadows the Virgin Mary who conceived by divine overshadowing (Luke 1).

A reader of Just Genesis, Sarki Arzika, has written about a connection to the Hausa of Nigeria:

Dear Alice,

Concerning the Y shaped forms you write about, this is a characteristic of ancient Hausa architecture which were of triangular forms and mounted with symbols like rabbit ears at each corner. This Y shape is present on some ancient capes used generally by Maharba (hunters), Priests, and Kings.

Related reading: The Urheimat of the Canaanite Y; The Substance of Abraham's Faith; Solar Symbolism of the Proto-Gospel; Ram Symbolism in the Ancient World; What Abraham Discovered on Mount Moriah

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