Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.
Published: Nov 28, 2019

News Letter 5855-038
The 3rd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 24th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 3rd day of the 10th month 5855 years after the creation of Adam
The 10th Month in the Third year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Third Year Tithe for the Widows and Orphans and Levites
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

November 30, 2019

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,

The New Moon of the 10th Month

This new month once again is with controversy.

As for me I have the reports of three people who have seen the moon with the naked eye. And as such the new month began on the Wednesday. This is not a problem this month but if this was to start the 1st or the 7th month it would be.

So now do we dismiss the witnesses because they first used an eye aid to find the moon and then the naked eye? And only allow those witnesses who do not use any aids?
Here are the two reports that I have this month.

Dear Friends,
I am writing to update you with the following new moon reports which have just come in from this evening’s observation (27 November 2019):
* Gadi Eidelheit saw the new moon through his camera and later with his naked eye at 5:06pm.
* Magdi Shmuel saw the new moon from Ashdod through his binoculars, and explained to me that as a result, was able to make out the new moon with his naked eye.
* Roy Hoffman saw the new moon from Jerusalem through his binoculars at 4:47pm, but was unable to see the moon with his naked eye.
It should be noted that it was an extremely difficult observation this evening and that these three individuals are very experienced observers, which allowed them to point their visual aids exactly where they knew the new moon should be. Once they found the new moon in their visual aids, two of the three reported being able to make out the new moon with their naked eye.
For what it’s worth, I personally do not accept observations which are first made with visual aids, because once a person has spotted the new moon with a visual aid, I feel the mind can play tricks on a person and make them think they see something which they don’t clearly see, or may not have seen without the visual aid. In fact, I asked one of the observers this evening, whether he thinks he would have been able to spot the new moon were it not for his visual aid and he told me he didn’t think he would have been able to spot the new moon without the visual aid.
Whether you decide to begin the new month this evening or tomorrow evening, please be sure to keep track of what number month this is, based on when you started the new year.
On behalf of all of us who rely on these observations, we wish to thank everyone in Israel who looked for the new moon this evening and sent in their observations in a timely manner. We are also extremely grateful to everyone who is supporting our efforts from afar, your support helps us be able to collect the observations and share these reports quickly and efficiently.
If reliable first-hand New Moon and Aviv Reports from Israel are of value to you, please consider supporting our efforts. We could really use your support in restoring the Biblical Calendar.
Chodesh Tov! Make it a great month!
Devorah Gordon
Jerusalem, Israel


Hello all
I saw the new moon wt the unaided eye at 17:06. Please send more reports.
The full report will be available next week

Deception Disguised as Good

This Sabbath November 30th, 2019, marks the 8th Day of Chanukah. It begins on the 25th day of the ninth month which was last Sabbath. This is of course for those who are keeping the months according to the early sighting of the barley in March 2018.

But many of those who claim to be followers of Yehovah will be keeping Chanukah this coming December starting at sunset on December 22, until sunset on December 30, in 2019.
For many of those keeping Chanukah, coming from the Christian faith and learning about the Sabbath and the Holy Days, Chanukah is a convenient way to transition from the celebration of Christmas and explaining to their family and friends why they now keep the Sabbath and all things Jewish. It is a way for them to be excepted and not so estranged by the family, in this new walk they have begun.
I want to also point out something that should be very obvious to everyone and yet it is not. The current Gregorian calendar continues to name the months as they have always been called throughout history. Some of those months’ names were changed to honour Roman emperors over the year but other months were not changed. From September to December, the latin versions of the names continue to be called as they always were in ancient days. Septem is Latin for 7, Octo is Latin for the 8, Novem is latin for 9 and Decem is latin for 10.

What this is showing us is another proof the Hebrew calendar is off by 30 days. But I digress.

I have not announced this festival of Chanukah for our readers to keep for one simple reason. It is a sin to keep it in the exact same way it is a sin to keep Christmas. And if that offends you then grow up and open up your Bible and study it. Stop being so naive as to follow everything people tell you. PROVE ALL THINGS!

Let me quote you from one of our articles from October 2011.

I guess I should wish you all a happy Diwali which is the Indian Festival of Lights. We could send gifts and light candles and such other things.
Oops my bad, you don’t keep that pagan festival of lights. Well maybe I will wait and wish you a happy or Merry Christmas which is also known as the Festival of lights. Then we could send gifts and light candles and other traditions to celebrate this most Biblical of holidays.

Oops again some of you no longer keep this pagan tradition either. After all we all know it comes from the worship of Nimrod, right? He was the light they paid homage to. Hence the Festival of lights. A false light much like Satan who comes as an Angel of light.

Many of you have dumped the pagan traditions of the Far East; many of you have dumped the pagan traditions of Christmas and have jumped head long into Judaism and are now going to be keeping the Festival of Lights called Chanukah. And because it is Jewish it must be OK, right??? You can give gifts and send out cards and light Chanukahs and candles and have Chanukah bushes that look just like the old Christmas trees. But because it is Jewish it is therefore Kosher and OK.


We are told in Lev 23 exactly which Holy Days we are to keep and Lev 23 does not mention Diwali, or Christmas or Chanukah or any other festival of lights. Yet millions will again this year try to justify their keeping of these pagan festivals which are nothing more than the worship of Nimrod.

Deu 4:2 “Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it, so as to guard the commands of Yehovah your Elohim which I am commanding you.
Deu 12:32 “All the words I am commanding you, guard to do it – do not add to it nor take away from it
Pro 30:6 Do not add to His Words, Lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.
Rev 22:18 For I witness to everyone hearing the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to them, Elohim shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book, 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, Elohim shall take away his part from the Book of Life, and out of the set-apart city, which are written in this Book.

Now I will let you quote to me from Lev 23 where we are told to keep Chanukah and how we are to light the candles and in what order. I look forward to your comments at the end of this article. But I already know the crickets will be louder than the chorus that will quote Lev 23 to back up Chanukah.
I will now let you do your own homework and go and read our article about the Feast of Dedication that Yeshua kept according to John 10:22


The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

After learning about the Sabbath in 1982, and trying to prove it false all that winter of 1982-1983, I began to attend the World Wide Church of God in Toronto Canada around Passover. I did not keep Passover as I did not know what it was.
A month later I landed a job in Trois Riviere, Quebec and began to attend the English World Wide Church of God group in Montreal. It was not long after I was there that they were all talking about the Feasts. I had no clue. But the Brethren there were so kind and so hospitable to me that I loved to be in thier company. The push back from my family and the world at this time was very great and I almost quit a number of times. It was the brethren and their love that kept me coming back.
My work was wrapping up and I was about to lay off my crew and myself two days before Christmas in 1983.
This was a sermon I heard the week before I was about to head home. I have heard many sermons since then. This is one I have never been able to forget or put out of my mind. And I am trying to remember the Pastors name but it escapes me at this moment. I later asked him for these notes on what he had spoken about and he gave me his rough notes of which the following is from. I will update it a little for you. He began like this.

Deu 12:1  These are the statutes and judgments which you shall be careful to do in the land which Jehovah, the God of your fathers gives you to possess it, all the days that you live upon the earth.
Deu 12:2  You shall completely destroy all the places in which the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.
Deu 12:3  And you shall overthrow their altars and break their pillars, and burn their pillars with fire. And you shall cut down the carved images of their gods, and destroy their names out of that place.
Deu 12:4  You shall not do so to Jehovah your God.

We are commanded to destroy the ways that others worship false gods and not to do likewise to Yehovah.

Deu 12:29  When Jehovah your God shall cut off the nations before you, where you go to possess them, and you take their place and dwell in their land,
Deu 12:30  take heed to yourself that you do not become snared by following them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not ask about their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods, that I too may do likewise?
Deu 12:31  You shall not do so to Jehovah your God. For every abomination to Jehovah, which He hates, they have done to their gods; even their sons and their daughters they have burned in the fire to their gods.
Deu 12:32  All the things I command you, be careful to do it. You shall not add to it, nor take away from it.

We can also read in Leviticus similar instructions.

Lev 18:21  And you shall not let any of your seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shall you profane the name of your God. I am Jehovah.

When we do these types of worship we profane the name of Yehovah.

Lev 18:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 18:2  Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, I am Jehovah your God.
Lev 18:3  You shall not do like the doings of the land of Egypt in which you lived. And you shall not do like the doings of the land of Canaan, where I bring you. Neither shall you walk in their ordinances.
Lev 18:4  You shall do My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in them. I am Jehovah your God.
Lev 18:5  And you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does, he shall live in them. I am Jehovah.

By doing what the nations did before us; we defile ourselves and the land.

Lev 18:24  Do not defile yourselves in any of these things. For in all these the nations are defiled, which I cast out before you.
Lev 18:25  And the land is defiled. Therefore I visit its wickedness on it, and the land itself vomits out those who live in it.
Lev 18:26  You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, neither the native, nor any stranger that lives among you.
Lev 18:27  For the men of the land who were before you have done all these abominations, and the land is defiled.
Lev 18:28  You shall not do these so that the land may not spew you out also when you defile it, as it spewed out the nations that were before you.
Lev 18:29  For whoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls who commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
Lev 18:30  And you shall keep My ordinance, so as not to do any of these abominable customs which were committed before you, and that you do not defile yourselves in them. I am Jehovah your God.

When we worship Yehovah in these pagan methods, then the land we live in will spew us out of the land. This is serious and we need to take heed of what we are being told.
From the Zondervan Bible Dict.

Moloch, Molech, Muluk, Malik, Chemosh, Milcom (1 Kings 11:5), Malcam (Zeph 1:5) are all variants of Hebrew words meaning “the reigning one”. A heathen god worshiped especially by the Ammorites with gruesome orgies in which little ones were sacrificed. At least in some places an image of the god was heated and the bodies of the children who had just been slain were placed in the arms.
Note ” the statue was made from bronze or iron with a hollowed out human body and the head of a calf. Fire was heated in the statute till a red glow came from the statute then the child was placed on the outstretched arms as a sacrificial offering.

Let me interject here a couple of things.
In 1914 there was a silent film made called Cabiria and they were advanced for the time in the things they showed and dramatized. This movie is based on Carthage. Carthage was where many of the Israelites fled before and during the Assyrian invasion in 723 BC.
This is what WIKI says about the Punic Wars.

The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC.[1] At the time, they were some of the largest wars that had ever taken place.[2] The term Punic comes from the Latin word Punicus (or Poenicus), meaning “Carthaginian”, with reference to the Carthaginians’ Phoenician ancestry

They say the Carthiginians were of Phoenician ancestry. It was the Israelites who manned the Phoenician ships that sailed around the world. Carthage was founded as an outpost arond the year 825 BC.

after defeating the city of Carthage in the Third Punic War (146 BC), the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus Africanus ordered the city be sacked, forced its surviving inhabitants into slavery, plowed it over and sowed it with salt.

Here is that video from 1914. The section about the sacrificing to Moloch are from about the 23 minute mark to the 29th minute.

Returning to our sermon from 1983;

Punishment for Child Sacrifice
Lev 20:1  And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
Lev 20:2  Again you shall say to the sons of Israel, Any man of the sons of Israel or of the strangers who live in Israel, that gives any of his seed to Molech, he shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones.
Lev 20:3  And I will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people, because he has given of his seed to Molech, to defile My sanctuary, and to profane My holy name.
Lev 20:4  And if the people of the land in any way hide their eyes from the man when he gives of his seed to Molech, and do not kill him,
Lev 20:5  then I will set My face against that man and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go lusting after him to commit adultery with Molech, from among their people.

Yehovah did not want Israel to begin to look on Him like Molech.
As incredible as it may sound in Psalm 106:34-42 it tells us that Israel did get involved in this worship.

Psa 106:34  They did not destroy the nations as Jehovah commanded them;
Psa 106:35  but were mixed among the nations, and learned their works.
Psa 106:36  And they served their idols, which were a snare to them.
Psa 106:37  Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons,
Psa 106:38  and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was defiled with blood.
Psa 106:39  And they were defiled with their works, and went lusting in their doings.
Psa 106:40  And the wrath of Jehovah was kindled against His people, and He detested His inheritance.
Psa 106:41  And He gave them into the hand of the nations; and those who hated them ruled over them.
Psa 106:42  And their enemies oppressed them, and they were humbled under their hand.

The Catholic Encyclopedia says the primitive title of this god was very probably Melech, “King”, the consonants came to be combined through derision with the vowels of the word BOSETH, “shame”. Or king of shame
Speaking of the Phoenicians the catholic encyclopedia says “They deified the sun and the moon which they considered the great forces that create and destroy, and called them Baal, and Astaroth. Each city had its divine pair: at Sidon, it was Baal Sidon (the sun) and Astarte (the moon); at Gebel, Baal Tammuz and Baaleth; at Carthage, Baal Hamon and Tanith. But the same god changed his name according to as he was conceived creator or destroyer; thus Baal as the destroyer was worshipped at Carthage under the name of Moloch. As creators, they were honored with orgies and tumultuous feast; as destroyers by human victims. Baal Moloch was figured at Carthage as a bronze colossus with arms extended and lowered. To appease him children were laid in his arms, and fell at once into a pit of fire. ”
In Ezek 23 God says;

Eze 23:36  And Jehovah said to me: Son of man, will you judge Oholah and Oholibah, and declare to them their abominations,
Eze 23:37  that they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands? And they have committed adultery with their idols and have also caused their sons whom they bore to Me to pass through the fire to them, to devour them.
Eze 23:38  And yet they have done this to Me: They have defiled My sanctuary in that day, and have profaned My sabbaths.
Eze 23:39  And when they had slain their sons to their idols, then they came into My sanctuary in that day to profane it. And lo, this they have done in the midst of My house.

The Israelite’s had mixed Yehovah’s worship with the worship of Moloch just as he had said not to.

Jer 19:1  So says Jehovah, Go and get a potter’s earthen jar, and assemble from the elders of the people and of the elders of the priests.
Jer 19:2  And go out to the valley of the son of Hinnom by the entry of Potsherd Gate. And there declare the words that I shall tell you.
Jer 19:3  And say, Hear the Word of Jehovah, O kings of Judah, and people of Jerusalem. So says Jehovah of Hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, which shall cause the ears of him who hears it to tingle.
Jer 19:4  Because they have forsaken Me, and have made this place famous and have burned incense in it to other gods whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents.
Jer 19:5  They have also built the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings to Baal, which I never commanded nor spoke, nor did it come into My mind.
Jer 19:6  Therefore, behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but, The Valley of Slaughter.
Jer 19:7  And I will make the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem come to nothing in this place, and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hands of those who seek their lives. And I will give their dead bodies to be food for the birds of the heavens, and for the animals of the earth.
Jer 19:8  And I will make this city a waste and a hissing. Everyone who passes by shall be amazed and shall hiss because of all its plagues.
Jer 19:9  And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall each one eat the flesh of his friend in the siege and distress, with which their enemies and those who seek their lives shall distress them.
Jer 19:10  Then you shall break the jar before the eyes of the men who go with you,
Jer 19:11  and shall say to them, So says Jehovah of Hosts, Even so I will break this people of this city, as one breaks a potter’s vessel that cannot be made whole again. And they shall bury them in Tophet until there is no place left to bury.
Jer 19:12  I will do this to this place, says Jehovah, and to its people, and make this city as Tophet.
Jer 19:13  And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be as defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses on whose roofs they have burned incense to all the host of the heavens, and have poured out drink offerings to other gods.
Jer 19:14  Then Jeremiah came from Tophet, where Jehovah had sent him to prophesy. And he stood in the court of Jehovah’s house, and said to all the people,
Jer 19:15  So says Jehovah of Hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring on this city and on all its towns all the evil that I have spoken against it, because they have hardened their necks so that they might not hear My Words.

Topheth in Strongs concordance is #8612 taken from #8611 to mean a smiting or contempt. Tophteh #8613 is from #8612 meaning a place of cremation. And #8611 is taken from #8608 taphaph meaning to play on the drum the tambourine ; play with timbrels.

In the Hebrew Bible, Tophet or Topheth was a location in Jerusalem in the Gehinnom where worshipers influenced by the ancient Canaanite religion engaged in the human sacrifice of children to the gods Moloch and Baal by burning them alive. Tophet became a theological or poetic synonym for Hell within Christendom.
The Valley of Hinnom was used as a place for worshipers in Canaan to burn their own children alive as sacrifices to the gods Moloch and Baal. One section of the Hinnom Valley was called Topheth (also spelled Tophet or Topeth), where the children were slaughtered (2 Kings 23:10). Medieval Jewish commentators David Kimhi and Rashi claimed that the name Topheth is derived from the Hebrew word toph, meaning a drum, because the cries of children being sacrificed by the priests of Moloch were masked by the sound of the beating on drums or tambourines.
The traditional explanation that a burning rubbish heap in the Valley of Hinnom south of Jerusalem gave rise to the idea of a fiery Gehenna of judgment.
Take note that the drums were played to drown out the screams of the children.
From the Catholic encyclopedia Topheth was the place where Judas Iscariot hung himself and his body fell and burst open on the rocks below. The field of blood (Haceldama).
From the Chamber Encyclopedia under Molech; it is clear that in Palestine and Syria from at least the 18th century BC infants about 8 days old were sacrificed and buried in womb shape jars, possibly in connection with fertility rites. In the king cult, the king was regarded as the son embodiment of god & the Hebrew phrase “to the Molech” may have meant for the sake of the life of the king. Remember we said earlier Melek = king of nether world.

Jer 7:30  For the sons of Judah have done evil in My sight, says Jehovah. They have set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, in order to defile it.
Jer 7:31  They have built the high places of Tophet, which isin the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire; which I did not command them, nor did it come into My heart.
Jer 7:32  So, behold, the days come, says Jehovah, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter. For they shall bury in Tophet, until there is no place.

Jer 8:1  At that time, says Jehovah, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of its rulers, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the people of Jerusalem, out of their graves.
Jer 8:2  And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of the heavens, whom they have loved and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshiped. They shall not be gathered nor buried; they shall be as dung on the face of the earth.

Note: They are worshiping the sun god Baal Moloch and the moon god Astarte. That’s why Yehovah spreads them out before their god as dung.

Jer 32:26  Then the Word of Jehovah came to Jeremiah, saying,
Jer 32:27  Behold, I am Jehovah, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?
Jer 32:28  Therefore so says Jehovah: Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it.
Jer 32:29  And the Chaldeans who fight against this city shall come up and set this city on fire, and burn it with the houses on whose roofs they have offered incense to Baal, and poured out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke Me to anger.
Jer 32:30  For the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah have only done evil before Me from their youth. For the sons of Israel have only provoked Me to anger with the work of their hands, says Jehovah.
Jer 32:31  For this city has been to Me as a cause of My anger and of My fury from the day that they built it even to this day; that I should remove it from before My face;
Jer 32:32  because of all the evil of the sons of Israel and of the sons of Judah, which they have done to provoke Me to anger, they, their kings, their rulers, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Jer 32:33  And they have turned the back to Me, and not the face; though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.
Jer 32:34  But they set their abominations in the house which is called by My name, to defile it.
Jer 32:35  And they built the high places of Baal, in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech; which I did not command them, nor did it come into My mind that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

So in the early 600’s BC in Jeremiah’s time this was the official religion and it included child sacrifices!!
But even in King Solomon’s day it was going on.

1Ki 11:1  And King Solomon loved many foreign women, even the daughter of Pharaoh, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, Hittites;
1Ki 11:2  of the nations which Jehovah had said to the sons of Israel, You shall not go in to them, and they shall not go in to you; surely they will turn away your heart after their gods. Solomon clung to these in love.
1Ki 11:3  And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.
1Ki 11:4  For it happened when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods. And his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father.
1Ki 11:5  For Solomon went after Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites;
1Ki 11:6  and Solomon did evil in the sight of Jehovah, and did not go fully after Jehovah like his father David.
1Ki 11:7  Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill which is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon.
1Ki 11:8  And likewise he did for all his foreign wives, and burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
The Lord Raises Adversaries
1Ki 11:9  And Jehovah was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned from Jehovah, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice
1Ki 11:10  and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; and he did not keep that which Jehovah commanded.
1Ki 11:11  And Jehovah said to Solomon, Since this is done by you, and since you have not kept My covenant and My statutes which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant.
1Ki 11:12  But I will not do it in your days, for David your father’s sake, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
1Ki 11:13  Only, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son for David My servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.

Note. Solomon’s weakness greatly encouraged this worship, and for this reason Yehovah stripped the dynasty from him. Because the wives were sacrificing children. In the map above you will see the Mount across from Jerusalem is the Mount of Olives. The southern mount is where Solomon built these altars to Moloch and this is why this mount is now called the Mount of Offence.

1Ki 11:1  And King Solomon loved many foreign women, even the daughter of Pharaoh, Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, Hittites;
1Ki 11:2  of the nations which Jehovah had said to the sons of Israel, You shall not go in to them, and they shall not go in to you; surely they will turn away your heart after their gods. Solomon clung to these in love.
1Ki 11:3  And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.
1Ki 11:4  For it happened when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods. And his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father.
1Ki 11:5  For Solomon went after Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites;
1Ki 11:6  and Solomon did evil in the sight of Jehovah, and did not go fully after Jehovah like his father David.
1Ki 11:7  Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill which is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the sons of Ammon.
1Ki 11:8  And likewise he did for all his foreign wives, and burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.
The Lord Raises Adversaries
1Ki 11:9  And Jehovah was angry with Solomon because his heart was turned from Jehovah, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice
1Ki 11:10  and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; and he did not keep that which Jehovah commanded.
1Ki 11:11  And Jehovah said to Solomon, Since this is done by you, and since you have not kept My covenant and My statutes which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant.
1Ki 11:12  But I will not do it in your days, for David your father’s sake, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son.
1Ki 11:13  Only, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son for David My servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.

2Ch 28:1  Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. But he did not do the right in the sight of Jehovah, like David his father.
2Ch 28:2  For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and also made molded images for Baals.
2Ch 28:3  And he burned incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burned his sons in the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom Jehovah had cast out before the sons of Israel.

2Ch 33:1  Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
2Ch 33:2  But he did the evil in the sight of Jehovah, like the abominations of the heathen whom Jehovah had cast out before the sons of Israel.
2Ch 33:3  For he built again the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared up altars for the Baals, and made Asherahs, and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served them.
2Ch 33:4  And he built altars in the house of Jehovah, of which Jehovah had said, In Jerusalem shall My name be forever.
2Ch 33:5  And he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of Jehovah.
2Ch 33:6  And he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom. He also practiced secret arts, and used fortune-telling, and used witchcraft, and dealt with mediums, and with soothsayers. He did much evil in the sight of Jehovah in order to provoke Him to anger.
2Ch 33:7  And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever.
2Ch 33:8  Nor will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have set apart for your fathers; only if they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses.
2Ch 33:9  And Manasseh made Judah and the people of Jerusalem to err, to do worse than the nations whom Jehovah had destroyed before the sons of Israel.

In 2 Kings 23: 1-28 we read how Josiah destroyed all the altars and poles and shrines. It is a good read but I want to point out the following scriptures.

2Ki 23:5  And he put down the idol-worshiping priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places around Jerusalem. He also put down those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of the heavens.
2Ki 23:10  And he defiled Topheth, in the valley of the sons of Hinnom, so that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.
2Ki 23:11  And he took away the horses which the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of Jehovah, by the room of Nathan-melech the eunuch, which was in the suburbs. And he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

And again in the book of Acts, Stephen just before he is martyred says in Acts 7:42-43

Act 7:42  Then God turned and gave them over to serve the host of the heavens, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: “O house of Israel, have you offered to Me slain beasts and sacrifices forty years in the wilderness?
Act 7:43  Yea, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, images which you made in order to worship them; and I will remove you beyond Babylon.”

Stephen is quoting Amos 5:25-26 where he says in verse (26)

You also carried Sikkuth (Moloch) your king and Chiun your idols, the star of your idols which you made for yourselves.
Amo 5:25  Have you offered sacrifices and offerings to Me forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
Amo 5:26  But you have carried the booth of your king and Kiyyun, your images, the star of your gods which you made for yourselves.

Note what is said directly before these offerings to Moloch in Amos 5:21

Amo 5:21  I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not delight in your solemn assemblies.

Why does Yehovah hate our feast days? We know how much he hates Molech and Astarte , but we don’t worship them. Or Do we??? DO YOU?
In Ezekiel 20:18-21

Eze 20:18  But I said to their sons in the wilderness, Do not walk in the statutes of your fathers, nor observe their judgments, nor defile yourselves with their idols.
Eze 20:19  I am Jehovah your God. Walk in My statutes, and keep My judgments, and do them,
Eze 20:20  and keep My sabbaths holy; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I amJehovah your God.
Eze 20:21  But the sons rebelled against Me. They did not walk in My statutes, nor kept My judgments to do them; the judgments which, if a man do, he shall even live in them; they profaned My sabbaths and I said I would pour out My fury on them, to fulfill My anger against them in the wilderness.

That day was in Ezekiel’s day, but as Revelation 2:14 points out it was still going on in the 90’s AD when the Apostle John wrote the book of Revelation.

Rev 2:14  But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the teachings of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit fornication.
Rev 2:15  So you also have those who hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.
Rev 2:16  Repent! But if not I will come to you quickly, and will fight with them by the sword of My mouth.

The Catholic Encyclopedia on Nicolatians reveals very little other than to say, ”based on the identical meaning of the names to the Bileamites or Balaamites (Rev 2:14) who are mentioned just before them as professing the same doctrines.

The Catholic Encyclopedia under Moloch it says,”The offerings by fire, the probable identity of Moloch with Baal, and the fact that in Assyria and Babylonia Malik, and at Palmyra Malach-bel, were sun-gods, have suggested to many that Moloch was a fire or sun-god.

My Pastor then concluded his sermon by saying that all of this is the reason he does not keep Christmas. I was floored. I had no idea. He then went on to say that December 25th was the traditional birthday of Molech.
I walked out of that Sabbath service stunned. I called my wife and told her were not going ot have a Christmas tree or keep this horrific celebration again.
I arrived home on Dec 24th to find the tree up and all decorated. December 25 after a huge fight I took the tree and all the bulbs and threw it out in the snowbank. I then slept on the couch for the next 4 months.

Ancient Mythology Reveals Whom You Worship

You are about to learn the truth about Mythra and Saturn and Christmas.
Jupiter, also known as Zeus, is the son of Saturn who is known as Cronus who is the youngest son of Ouranus who is also known as Uranus and in the Bible is Ham the son of Noah.
We have explained to you over the years much about these three and how they are worshiped today at this time of year.

I would like you to revisit our teaching on Father Time.

Then once you have done this I would like to bring to your attention our recent article titled Do You Pray to Yahweh or to Jupiter or to Both? You will recall that Yahweh is another name for Jupiter as shown to us by the Samaritans.

Amos 5:26

There are two gods mentioned in Amos 5:26. Let us examine the scriptures to know of whom they speak.
John Gill has this to say about the name Remphan

Amos 5:26
But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Mo,…. The god of the Ammonites; See Gill on Amo 1:13; and See Gill on Jer 7:31; called theirs, because they also worshipped it, and caused their seed to pass through the fire to it; and which was carried by them in a shrine, or portable tent or chapel. Or it may be rendered, “but ye have borne Siccuth your king” (p); and so Siccuth may be taken for the name of an idol, as it is by Jarchi, Kimchi, and Ben Melech, to whom they gave the title of king, as another idol went by the name of the queen of heaven; perhaps by one was meant the sun, and by the other the moon;
and Chiun, your images; Mo or Siccuth was one, and Chiun another image, or rather the same; and this the same with Chevan, which in the Arabic and Persic languages is the name of Saturn, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi say; and is so rendered by Montanus here; and who in the Egyptian tongue was called Revan, or Rephan, or Remphan; as by the Septuagint here, and in Act 7:43;
the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves; or the star “your god” (q); meaning the same with Chiun or Saturn; perhaps the same with the star that fell from the air or sky, mentioned by Sanchoniatho (r); which Astarte, the wife of Chronus or Saturn, is said to take and consecrate in Tyre; this they made for themselves, and worshipped as a deity. The Targum is,
“ye have borne the tabernacle of your priests, Chiun your image, the star your God, which ye have made to yourselves.”
Various are the senses put upon the word Chiun. Some read it Cavan, and take it to signify a “cake”; in which sense the word is used in Jer 7:18; and render it, “the cake of your images” (s); and supposing that it had the image of their gods impressed upon it. Calmet interprets it “the pedestal of your images” (t); and indeed the word has the signification of a basis, and is so rendered by some (u); and is applicable to Mo their king, a king being the basis and foundation of the kingdom and people; and to the sun, intended by that deity, which is the basis of the celestial bodies, and of all things on earth. Some take Mo and Chiun to be distinct deities, the one to be the sun, the other the moon; but they seem rather to be the same, and both to be the Egyptian ox, and the calf of the Israelites in the wilderness, the image of which was carried in portable tents or tabernacles, in chests or shrines; such as the Succothbenoth, or tabernacles of Venus, 2Ki 17:30; and those of Diana’s, Act 19:24; the first of these portable temples we read of, is one drawn by oxen in Phoenicia, mentioned by Sanchoniatho (w); not that the Israelites carried such a tent or tabernacle during their travels through the wilderness, whatever they might do the few days they worshipped the calf; but this is to be understood of their posterity in later times, in the times of Amos; and also when Shalmaneser carried them captive beyond Damascus, as follows. It may be further observed, for the confirmation and illustration of what has been said concerning Chiun, that the Egyptian Anubis, which Plutarch (x) says is the same with Saturn, is called by him Kyon, which seems to be no other than this word Chiun: and whereas Stephen calls it Rephan, this is not a corruption of the word, reading Rephan or Revan for Chevan; nor has he respect to Rimmon, the god of the Syrians, but it is the Egyptian name for Saturn; which the Septuagint interpreters might choose to make use of, they interpreting for the king of Egypt: and Diodorus Siculus (y) makes mention of an Egyptian king called Remphis, whom Braunius (z) takes to be this very Chiun; see Act 7:43; but Rephas, or Rephan, was the same with Chronus, or Saturn, from whence came the Rephaim (a), who dwelt in Ashtaroth Karnaim, a town of Ham or Chronus; see Gen 14:5. Some (b), who take Siccuth for an idol, render it in the future, “ye shall carry”, &c. and take it to be a prediction of Amos, that the Israelites should, with great reproach and ignominy, be obliged by the Assyrians, as they were led captive, to carry on their shoulders the idols they had worshipped, and in vain had trusted in, as used to be done in triumphs; See Gill on Amo 1:15.

Let us unpack this verse in Amos to understand it correctly as it should be.

(ASV)  Yea, ye have borne the tabernacle of your king and the shrine of your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
(BBE)  Truly, you will take up Saccuth your king and Kaiwan your images, the star of your god, which you made for yourselves.
(Brenton)  Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Raephan, the images of them which ye made for yourselves.
(CEV)  Now you will have to carry the two idols you made— Sakkuth, the one you call king, and Kaiwan, the one you built in the shape of a star.
(Darby)  Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of your Moloch, and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye had made to yourselves;
(DRB)  But you carried a tabernacle for your Moloch, and the image of your idols, the star of your god, which you made to yourselves.
(ERV)  But you also carried statues of Sakkuth, your king, and Kaiwan. There was also that star god that you made for yourselves.
(ESV)  You shall take up Sikkuth your king, and Kiyyun your star-god—your images that you made for yourselves,
(ESV+)  R19 You  R20 shall take up Sikkuth your king, and Kiyyun your star-god—your images that you made for yourselves,
(GNB)  But now, because you have worshiped images of Sakkuth, your king god, and of Kaiwan, your star god, you will have to carry those images
(GW)  You carried along the statues of the god Sikkuth as your king and the star Kiyyun, the gods you made for yourselves.
(ISV)  And you carried the tent of your king—and Saturn, your star god idols that you crafted for yourselves.
(JPS)  So shall ye take up Siccuth your king and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
(JUB)  But ye have offered unto Sicut your king, and unto Chiun your idols, the star of your gods which ye made.
(KJV)  But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
(KJV+)  But ye have borne H5375 (H853) the tabernacle H5522 of your Moloch H4432 and Chiun H3594 your images,H6754 the star H3556 of your god, H430 which H834 ye made H6213 to yourselves.

Lets go word by word to learn what we are told.

El, the head of the Canaanite pantheon, later identified with Kronos, was named Malkandros (Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride, 16) which means “king of man” (Greek aner [gen. andros], “man”), in other words ??????. This is corroborated by evidence from the Assyrian-Aramean sphere where the epithet “King” is applied to the god Adad/Hadad, who is identified with the Canaanite-Phoenician Baal – was also called “King,” cf. ?????? – “Baal is king.” The identification of Hadad-Baal with Moloch provides the background to Jeremiah 32:35, which fulminates against the bamot-altars of Baal in the valley of Ben-Hinnom where male and female children were burnt to Moloch, i.e., Baal-Hadad.
Furthermore, a series of Assyrian-Aramean documents analyzed by K. Deller showed that Adadmilki or Adadšarru (“Adad the king”) was actually the god to whom children, sometimes firstborn, were burned (see below). The Assyrian material sheds new light on II Kings 17 where Adadmelech (to be read instead of Adrammelech) is the god to whom the Sepharvites burn/dedicate their children (verse 31).
Adadmelech in this verse stands next to Anammelech who has been correctly related by scholars to Anath who bears the title “Queen of Heaven,” the standard term for Ishtar in Akkadian (šarrat šamê; cf. Sum. nin.anna.ak = Inanna). The pair Adad and Ishtar, or the “king” and the “queen,” are the ones to whom children are dedicated in the Assyrian-Aramean documents quoted above. Adad and Ashtart were actually the dominant gods in Syro-Palestine until the beginning of the common era, as may be deduced from the passage preserved by Philo of Byblos (ascribed to Sanchuniaton): “Ashtart the great and Zeus Demarus who is Hadad, the king of the gods, were enthroned on the earth” (Eusebius, Praeparatio Evangelica 1:10, 31; cf. O. Eissfeldt, Kleine Schriften, 3 (1966), 335–9).
Another instructive example is the second century B.C.E. Greek inscription, found in Acre, that is dedicated to Hadad and Atargatis (= combination of Ishtar and Anath) who listen to prayer (M. Avi-Yonah, in: IEJ, 9 (1959), 1–2). As will be shown below, the introduction of the Moloch coincided with the introduction of the worship of the “queen of the heaven,” although the latter persisted after the reform of Josiah whereas the Moloch cult seems to have perished following the reform. The worship of the Moloch along with the worship of the “queen of the heaven” are therefore to be seen against the background of the widespread worship in the Assyro-Aramean culture of Adad/Hadad, the king, and Ishtar Ashtarth/Anath, the queen, that began in the ninth-eighth century B.C.E.
This sheds new light on the controversial passage Amos 5:26: “… You carried the canopy [Heb. sikkut is a deliberate misvocalization of sukkat or sukkot to make it resemble to ????????; shikku?, “abhorrence,” cf. LXX and 6QD 14–17] of your king and the kaiwanu [changed deliberately into kiyyun, as skikku?] of your image[s] the star of your god[s] which you made for yourselves.” The kam?nu/kaw?nu, found in Jeremiah 7:18, and 44:19, is a cultic cake in the form of a star which is the image of Ishtar, who is called in Akkadian kakkab šamê, “the star of the Heaven.” The image of Ishtar ?????? ???? ??????, is depicted here as having been carried under a canopy in a procession, a procedure attested in the Assyrian documents (cf. L. Waterman, Royal Correspondence of the Assyrian Empire, 1 (1930), no. 1212, rev. 1–10 = SAA XIII: 192; for corrected reading see A.L. Oppenheim, in: BASOR, 107 (1947), 8, n. 4), but unrecognized until now. “Your king” in this verse is none other than her consort, Adad the king, sometimes identical with the sun-god Shamash.

Assyrian soldiers of Ashurbanipal carrying a statue of Adad (also known as Ramman), the god of tempest and thunder.

Hadad (Ugaritic: Haddu), Adad, Haddad (Akkadian:) or Iškur (Sumerian) was the storm and rain god in the Canaanite and ancient Mesopotamian religions.
He was attested in Ebla as “Hadda” in c. 2500 BCE.[1][2] From the Levant, Hadad was introduced to Mesopotamia by the Amorites, where he became known as the Akkadian (Assyrian-Babylonian) god Adad.[3][4][5][6] Adad and Iškur are usually written with the logogram ?? dIM[7]—the same symbol used for the Hurrian god Teshub.[8] Hadad was also called Pidar, Rapiu, Baal-Zephon,[9] or often simply Ba?al (Lord), but this title was also used for other gods. The bull was the symbolic animal of Hadad. He appeared bearded,[10][11] often holding a club and thunderbolt while wearing a bull-horned headdress.[12][13] Hadad was equated with the Greek god Zeus; the Roman god Jupiter, as Jupiter Dolichenus; the Indo-European Nasite Hittite storm-god Teshub; the Egyptian god Amun.

This Assyrian stela from Arslan Tash in northern Syria (8th century BCE), now in the Louvre Museum,

shows Adad in a characteristic pose: mounted on a bull, brandishing lightning bolts. © 2000 RMN/Franck Raux

Now again as quoted above about Ishtar, Venus

You carried the canopy [Heb. sikkut is a deliberate misvocalization of sukkat or sukkot to make it resemble to ????????; shikku?, “abhorrence,” cf. LXX and 6QD 14–17] of your king and the kaiwanu [changed deliberately into kiyyun, as skikku?] of your image[s] the star of your god[s] which you made for yourselves.” The kam?nu/kaw?nu, found in Jeremiah 7:18, and 44:19, is a cultic cake in the form of a star which is the image of Ishtar, who is called in Akkadian kakkab šamê, “the star of the Heaven.” The image of Ishtar ?????? ???? ??????, is depicted here as having been carried under a canopy in a procession, a procedure attested in the Assyrian documents (cf. L. Waterman, Royal Correspondence of the Assyrian Empire, 1 (1930), no. 1212, rev. 1–10 = SAA XIII: 192; for corrected reading see A.L. Oppenheim, in: BASOR, 107 (1947), 8, n. 4), but unrecognized until now. “Your king” in this verse is none other than her consort, Adad the king, sometimes identical with the sun-god Shamash.
The Star of Ishtar or Star of Inanna is a symbol of the ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna and her East Semitic counterpart Ishtar. Alongside the lion, it was one of Ishtar’s primary symbols. Because Ishtar was associated with the planet Venus, the star is also known as the Star of Venus.

Depiction of the star of Ishtar (left) on a kudurru of Meli-Shipak II (12th century BC).

The star of Inanna usually had eight points,[1] though the exact number of points sometimes varies.[2] Six-pointed stars also occur frequently, but their symbolic meaning is unknown.[3] It was Inanna’s most common symbol[1] and, in later times, it became the most common symbol of the goddess Ishtar, Inanna’s East Semitic counterpart.[1] It seems to have originally borne a general association with the heavens,[1] but, by the Old Babylonian Period, it had come to be specifically associated with the planet Venus, with which Ishtar was identified.[1] Starting during this same period, the star of Ishtar was normally enclosed within a circular disc.[3]

We see from 1 Kings that Solomon eventually began to worship this Queen of Heaven and her Star.

1Ki 11:4  For it happened when Solomon was old, his wives turned away his heart after other gods. And his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father.
1Ki 11:5  For Solomon went after Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom, the abomination of the Ammonites;
1Ki 11:6  and Solomon did evil in the sight of Jehovah, and did not go fully after Jehovah like his father David.

Just to make sure you understand that Ishtar and Ashtoreth are the same person, I have included the following.

Astarte (/??st??rti/; Greek:, Astárt?) is the Hellenized form of the Middle Eastern goddess Astoreth (Northwest Semitic), a form of Ishtar (East Semitic), worshipped from the Bronze Age through classical antiquity. The name is particularly associated with her worship in the ancient Levant among the Canaanites and Phoenicians. She was also celebrated in Egypt following the importation of Levantine cults there. The name Astarte is sometimes also applied to her cults in Mesopotamian cultures like Assyria and Babylonia.

Astarte is one of a number of names associated with the chief goddess or female divinity of those peoples.[1] She is recorded in Akkadian as As-dar-tu, the masculine form of Ishtar.[2] The name appears in Ugaritic as ?Athtart or ?A?tart, in Phoenician as ?Ashtart or ?Aštart, in Hebrew as Ashtoret .[2] The Hebrews also referred to the Ashtarot or “Astartes” in the plural. The Etruscan Pyrgi Tablets record the name Uni-Astre

Astarte was connected with fertility, sexuality, and war. Her symbols were the lion, the horse, the sphinx, the dove, and a star within a circle indicating the planet Venus. Pictorial representations often show her naked. She has been known as the deified morning and/or evening star.[2] The deity takes on many names and forms among different cultures, and according to Canaanite mythology, is one and the same as the Assyro-Babylonian goddess Ištar, taken from the third millennium BC Sumerian goddess Inanna, the first and primordial goddess of the planet Venus. Inanna was also known by the Aramaic people as the god Attar.

This now brings us to the Megan David also known as the Seal of Solomon.

The Seal of Solomon (or Ring of Solomon; Arabic:  Kh?tam Sulaym?n) is the signet ring attributed to King Solomon in medieval Jewish tradition and in Islamic and Western occultism. It was often depicted in either a pentagram or hexagram shape; the latter also known as the Star of David in Jewish tradition.

This ring variously gave Solomon the power to command demons, jinn (genies), or to speak with animals. Due to the proverbial wisdom of Solomon, his signet ring, or its supposed design, it came to be seen as an amulet or talisman, or a symbol or character in medieval and Renaissance-era magic, occultism, and alchemy.

The legend of the Seal of Solomon was developed primarily by medieval Arabic writers, who related that the ring was engraved by God and was given to the king directly from heaven. The ring was made from brass and iron, and the two parts were used to seal written commands to good and evil spirits, respectively. In one tale, a demon—either Asmodeus or Sakhr—obtained possession of the ring and ruled in Solomon’s stead for forty days. In a variant of the tale of the ring of Polycrates from Herodotus, the demon eventually threw the ring into the sea, where it was swallowed by a fish, caught by a fisherman, and served to Solomon.[1]

The Star of David (?), known in Hebrew as the Shield of David or Magen David (Hebrew; Biblical Hebrew M???n D?w?? [ma???e?n da??wi?ð], Tiberian [m???en d??við], Modern Hebrew [ma??en da?vid], Ashkenazi Hebrew and Yiddish Mogein Dovid [?m??e?n ?d?vid] or Mogen Dovid), is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism.[1][page needed][full citation needed] Its shape is that of a hexagram, the compound of two equilateral triangles. Unlike the menorah, the Lion of Judah, the shofar and the lulav, the Star of David was never a uniquely Jewish symbol.[2]
The symbol became representative of the worldwide Zionist community after it was chosen as the central symbol on a flag at the First Zionist Congress in 1897, due to its wide recognition and usage in Jewish communities, and its lack of specifically religious connotations.[3][4] The earliest Jewish usage of the symbol was inherited from medieval Arabic literature by Kabbalists for use in talismanic protective amulets (segulot) where it was known as the Seal of Solomon among Muslims.[5][6] The symbol was also used in Christian churches as a decorative motif many centuries before its first known use in a Jewish synagogue.[7]
During the 19th century the symbol began to proliferate among the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, ultimately being used among the Jewish communities in the Pale of Settlement. A significant motivating factor, according to scholar Gershom Scholem, was the desire to represent Jewish religion and/or identity in the same manner the Christian cross identified that religion’s believers.[8] Before the 19th century, official use in Jewish communities was generally known only in the region of today’s Czech Republic, Austria and possibly parts of Southern Germany, having begun in medieval Prague.[9]
The identification of the term “Star of David” or “Shield of David” with the hexagram shape dates to the 17th century. The term “Shield of David” is also used in the Siddur (Jewish prayer book) as a title of the God of Israel.
The hexagram does appear occasionally in Jewish contexts since antiquity, apparently as a decorative motif. For example, in Israel, there is a stone bearing a hexagram from the arch of a 3rd–4th century synagogue in the Galilee.[10] Originally, the hexagram may have been employed as an architectural ornament on synagogues, as it is, for example, on the cathedrals of Brandenburg and Stendal, and on the Marktkirche at Hanover. A hexagram in this form is found on the ancient synagogue at Capernaum. In the synagogues, perhaps, it was associated with the mezuzah.
The use of the hexagram in a Jewish context as a possibly meaningful symbol may occur as early as the 11th century, in the decoration of the carpet page of the famous Tanakh manuscript, the Leningrad Codex dated 1008. Similarly, the symbol illuminates a medieval Tanakh manuscript dated 1307 belonging to Rabbi Yosef bar Yehuda ben Marvas from Toledo, Spain. A Siddur dated 1512 from Prague displays a large hexagram on the cover with the phrase, “He will merit to bestow a bountiful gift on anyone who grasps the Shield of David.”

Here are the facts. The Star of David only gains recognition after the 11 century AD and then not until the 17th century does it become a symbol for Judaism. Before that it was found on both Churches and Synagogues. There is also the legend of the Seal of Solomon but there are no facts to support it.
We know that Israel carried the Star of Ishtar and tabernacle of Molech after they left Egypt. Some will argue that the star of Ishtar is an eight-pointed star and the Star of David is 6 and that this makes a difference. I will argue it does not make a difference and that the same star whether 6 or 8 points both represent Ishtar and or Venus. Let me now remind you of our article about Assyria, The Breaker That Breaks in Pieces.
In that article I have a picture of an Assyrian Temple with the Megan Star of David on it. The trouble is that when this temple was built David was not even born yet. Inside this Seal of Solomon is the Swastika. The Swastika was a symbol of Thor the Mighty god of the Assyrians. It was his hammer that breaks in pieces the whole earth. The same as Cushes battle axe. This same god in other cultures is depicted as above throwing thunderbolts as Moloch or Molech. His consort Ishtar is pictured as the star. In this picture, it is the Star of David long before David or Solomon even existed.
In Revelation you are told about the woman who rides the beast. We talked about her last week. This star is on top of the beast in all the pictures I have yet to see. The beast is the Government and the Star is above it.

In that same article about the Breaker that Breaks in Pieces was another picture of Molech as Thor.

Here is what I said in that article about this picture.

Thor’s main symbol is the hammer thunderbolt Mjolnir. An alternative depiction is a fylfot or swastika, recorded in Icelandic folklore. Notice the Swastika on Thors hammer. Also notice Thor is back in the Chariot as was Vulcan.
You will notice the Halo which is symbolic of the Sun God he worships. Nimrod was the Sun God. You will also notice the stars are what is now called the Megan David. Only they predate David by thousands of years.
The so-called Megan David Star is nothing but a symbol that represents Nimrod or the Sun god.

That last line was not correct. That Star represents Ishtar the Queen of Heaven. The Mother of All living. That is who Nimrod had sex with, and so did Cush and so did Ham. That is they all had sex with the wife of Noah and uncovered her nakedness. This is why Canaan was cursed by Noah.
You will notice that the star that Thor is holding is a six-pointed star and looks just like the Megan David; used today by the State of Israel.
For brevities sake, I will not go into great detail about how Nimrod became the Evergreen tree, but I will quickly quote others.

Nimrod, king of Shinar, was, according to the Book of Genesis and Books of Chronicles, the son of Cush, the great-grandson of Noah was born on December 25th and can be traced back to Genesis. Nimrod was the founder of a great false religious system that began in ancient Babylon that has always opposed the truths of God.  It’s time we face facts! This world is deceived, just as God prophesied it would be (Rev. 12:9).
“Nimrod started the great organized worldly apostasy from God that has dominated this world until now.

Nimrod married his own mother, whose name was Semiramis.  After Nimrod’s death, his so-called mother-wife, Semiramis, propagated the evil doctrine of the survival of Nimrod as a spirit being. She claimed a full-grown evergreen tree sprang overnight from a dead tree stump, which symbolized the springing forth unto new life of the dead Nimrod. On each anniversary of his birth, she claimed, Nimrod would visit the evergreen tree and leave gifts upon it. December 25th, was the birthday of Nimrod. This is the real origin of the Christmas tree.”  -The Plain Truth About Christmas by David J. Stewart | December 24th, 2005
“Traditionally, a yule log was burned in the fireplace on Christmas Eve and during the night as the log’s embers died, there appeared in the room, as if by magic, a Christmas tree surrounded by gifts. The yule log represented the sun-god Nimrod and the Christmas tree represented himself resurrected as his own son Tammuz.” –After Armageddon -Chapter 4 Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett

“So our Christmas tree — and our yule log — have tremendous meaning, but not a Christian meaning.  The yule log is the dead Nimrod, human ruler of ancient Babylon, who was eventually deified as the sun incarnate, and hence a god. The Christmas tree is mystical Tammuz, the slain god come to life again.” –After Armageddon -Chapter 4 Where do we get our ideas?
by John A. Sarkett

“The real origin of Christmas goes back to ancient Babylon. It is bound up in the organized apostasy with which Satan has gripped a deceived world these many centuries! In Egypt, it was always believed that the son of Iris (Egyptian name for “Queen of Heaven”) was born December 25th. Semiramis also bore the title “Queen of Heaven” – and she was Nimrod’s mother. Paganism celebrated this famous birthday over most of the known world for centuries before the birth of Christ.” -The Plain Truth About Christmas
by David J. Stewart | December 24th, 2005

And at the top of every Christmas tree is the ‘Star of Ishtar’. The Christmas tree representing the reincarnated Nimrod as Tammuz who was given birth by the wife of Noah who was also Nimrods wife, and is known as the woman who rides the beast in the book of Revelation. This ‘Star’ is placed at the top of the tree (representing the woman riding or controling the beast, Nimrod in the form of the tree). And the USA White House, the lead nation representing Israel, goes all out over this celebration.

Unmasking the Tree of Knowledge

The following article traces Moloch back to Nimrod and also shows how he was connected to the Roman Mithra and Saturnalia.

Bible Prophecy Research Title: Moloch
Submitted by: (Ronni)
Date: August, 1999.

(Please note that this webpage no longer exists)

(Amos 5:25-26) “Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? {26} But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.”
(Acts 7:43) “Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.”

Moloch (or Molech) Moloch was the Old Testament deity of the Ammonites. The Israelites later fell into idolatrous worship of this pagan god:

(Judg 10:6) “And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.”
(1 Ki 11:5-6) “For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom [Moloch] the abomination of the Ammonites. {6} And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.” Moloch was “honored by the sacrifice of children, in which they were caused to pass through or into the fire.

Palestinian excavations have uncovered evidences of infant skeletons in burial places around heathen shrines. Ammonites revered Molech as a protecting father…No form of ancient Semitic idolatry was more abhorrent than Molech worship.”[1] From Milton’s Paradise Lost: “First Moloch, horrid king, besmeared with blood Of human sacrifice, and parents’ tears, Though, for the noise of drums and timbrels loud,Their children’s cries unheard, that passed through fire to his grim idol.” Exactly how human sacrifices were made is uncertain, but some rabbinic writers suggest that Moloch was worshipped in the form of a hollow brass statue in the shape of a human but with a head of an ox. The children were placed inside the statue which was then heated from below. The cries of the victims were drowned out by the beating of drums. One ancient description of Moloch reads: “Unlike the houses of the other idols, that of Moloch was set outside the city. It was gigantic in form and had the head of what appeared to be an ox, the hands stretched out as if to receive something, the body was hollow inside. Before the idol, there were seven temples, the first six of which were employed for the sacrifice of various fowl and animals, the seventh reserved for a human sacrifice.” [2] Diodorus has a slightly different description of the ritualistic sacrifices offered to Moloch: “First, the devotee would kiss the image of Moloch. He would then make a fire under the idol, which would quickly cause the hands of the statue to become red-hot. A victim would then be placed in the hands to suffer an agonizing death. His cries would be muffed by the drums. While this was taking place, the prophets would dance around an altar, with violent gesticulations, and, having excited themselves to a pitch of frenzy by it, as well as by their fearful vociferations they began to cut their bodies with knives and lancets. In this unnatural state they began to prophesy, or rather rave, as if possessed by some invisible power.”
[3] “The etymology of the term ‘Molech’ is interesting. Scholars suggest that it is a deliberate misvocalization of the Hebrew word for king or for the related participle (molek), ‘ruler.’ They propose that the consonants for the Hebrew word for king (mlk) were combined with the vowels from the word for shame (boshet) [king of shame]. Thus, this title was a divine epithet expressing contempt for the pagan god.”
[4] This has lead many to believe that the word “Moloch” is not a proper name at all. An article by Moshe Weinfeld in the Encyclopedia Judaica has an opposing viewpoint on the ritualistic worship and identity of Moloch: “The testimonies of the Pentateuch, which seem to be the most ancient and therefore the most reliable ones, should be divided, according to the formulation of the law, into two groups: the laws of the Holiness Code which speak about giving or passing children (lit. seed) to Moloch (Lev. 18:21; 20:2, 3, 4) and the law in Deuteronomy which speaks of ‘passing [one’s] son or daughter through fire’ (18:10). The author of the Book of Kings, who was influenced ideologically and stylistically by Deuteronomy, speaks about ‘passing [one’s] son and daughter through fire’ (II Kings 16:3; 17:17; 21:6). II Kings 23:10 speaks about ‘passing [one’s] son or daughter through fire to Moloch,’ which actually constitutes a conflation of the formula in Leviticus with that of Deuteronomy. In all these sources there is no mention of ‘burning’ or ‘sacrificing’ (slaughtering) children to Moloch. These latter terms are found, on the other hand, in the prophetic sources: Jeremiah 7:31; 19:5; Ezekiel 16:21; 20:31; 23:37, 39; and one may add here Isaiah 57:5; and Psalms 106:37-38. The difference in the presentation of the Moloch worship in the legal-historical and in the prophetic sources is significant. A legislator has to be precise in his formulation and therefore his description is more trustworthy than that of the prophet or preacher who tends to exaggerate. At any rate, the fact that the legal-historical, in contrast to the prophetic poetic, sources do not mention real burning should serve as a warning against a hasty identification of Moloch with human sacrifice.
[5] Weinfeld elsewhere suggests that the cult of Moloch was directed towards a pagan deity, Baal-Hadad (under the title of “king”) which never directly involved sacrificial burning of children. The Anchor Bible Dictionary mentions Weinfeld’s theory in its discourse on Moloch by concluding: “Although many scholars are sympathetic with Weinfeld’s qualms about the historical value of the prophetic and hagiographic references, most concur that he has overstated his case regarding the legal material, especially.”
[6] Weinfeld argues that the verbs (“to give” or “to cause to pass over or through”) in the legal texts of Leviticus and Deuteronomy do not indicate “sacrifice” or “burning,” whereas the editors of the Anchor Bible Dictionary point out that the usage of those same verbs in Num 31:23 certainly do indicate “burning in the fire.” Continuing the argument on whether the children were actually burnt in sacrifice to Moloch, Alfred Edersheim, who believes that Moloch was really just another form of Baal and must be differentiated as well from Molech, Milcom, etc.
[7], writes: “When in 2 Kings we read that he ‘made his son pass through the fire,’ this may be either a technical expression, or it may refer to one of the original ideas or purposes of these sacrifices: that of lustration by fire. And possibly the practice may not always have been the same, and hence the original expression retained. But from the parallel passage in Chronicles there cannot be a doubt that, in this instance, as in those afterwards recorded, the unhappy victim was literally burnt. That those ‘passed through the fire’ were really burnt, appears from a comparison of Jeremiah 32:35 with 7:31, and of Ezekiel 16:21 with 23:37. On the question whether the children were only passed through the fire or burnt in it the Rabbis have expressed different opinions. In Yalkut on Jeremiah 7:31, (ii. p. 61. col. d.) we have a realistic description of the brass figure of Moloch, hollow and filled with fire, with an ox’s head and human arms into which the children were laid. This seems to agree with the account of the Carthagenian rite (Diodor. Sic. 20. 14, see above and below). Into the large literature on the subject this is not the place to enter. To the present writer it has often seemed more learned than clear. For our purpose it is more important to notice that, according to Psalm 106:37, Ezekiel 16:20, the victims seem to have been first slain and then burnt. It would thus be a terrible counterpart of the Old Test. Josephus (Ant. ix. 12, 1) also states that Ahaz had actually burnt his son.”
[8] Moloch identified with the Roman Saturn (the Greek Kronos) (Exo 32:4-5) “And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. {5} And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast to the LORD.” “The worship of the golden calf was star worship; it was the solar bull, the constellation Taurus, in which the sun was at the time of the spring equinox, that was thus represented. The golden calf was therefore analogous to the familiar symbol of the Mithraic cult, the bull slain by Mithra … if indeed the latter did not take its origin from this apostasy of Israel.” (“Mithra was originally a Persian deity considered to be the mediator between mankind and Ahura Mazda, god of light. This god overcame evil and brought life, both animal and vegetable, to humankind. Statues of Mithra characteristically show him holding a bull by the nostrils while plunging a knife into its neck. The Romans identified Mithra with the sun god. December 25 was celebrated as his birthday…Since Mithraism belongs to the general category known as Mystery Religions, our knowledge of its specific doctrines and rituals is very limited. Only devotees of the religion were allowed to witness its rituals or have access to its sacred doctrines. Most of our knowledge, therefore, consists of inferences drawn from artifacts and places of worship discovered by archaeologists.”
[9]) “And Moloch the king, the idol of the Ammonites and Phoenicians, was intimately connected both with the solar bull and the planet Saturn. According to the rabbins, his statue was of brass, with a human body but the head of an ox. On the Carthaginian worship of Moloch or Saturn, Diodorus (book xx, chapter i) writes: ‘Among the Carthaginians there was a brazen statue of Saturn putting forth the palms of his hands bending in such a manner toward the earth, as that the boy who was laid upon them, in order to be sacrificed, should slip off, and so fall down headlong into a deep fiery furnace. Hence it is probable that Euripides took what he fabulously relates concerning the sacrifice in Taurus, where he introduces Iphigenia asking Orestes this question: ‘But what sepulchre will me dead receive, shall the gulf of sacred fire me have?’ The ancient fable likewise that is common among all the Grecians, that Saturn devoured his own children, seems to be confirmed by this law among the Carthaginians.’ “The parallelism of the text therefore is very complete. The Israelites professed to be carrying the tabernacle of Yahweh upon which rested the Shekinah glory; but in spirit they were carrying the tabernacle of the cruelest and most malignant of all the deities of the heathen, and the light in which they were rejoicing was the star of the planet assigned to that deity. “Moloch then was the sun as king, and especially the sun as he entered upon what might be considered his peculiar kingdom, the zodiac from Taurus to Serpens and Scorpio, the period of the six summer months. The connection of the sun with Saturn may seem to us somewhat forced, but we have the most direct testimony that such a connection was believed in by the Babylonians. In Thompson’s Reports, obverse of No. 176 reads: ‘When the sun stands in the place of the moon, the king of the land will be secure on his throne. When the sun stands above or below the moon, the foundation of the throne will be secure.’ “The ‘sun’ in this inscription clearly cannot be the actual sun, and it is explained on the reverse as being ‘the star of the sun,’ the planet Saturn. No. 176 rev. reads: ‘Last night Saturn drew near to the moon. Saturn is the star of the sun. This is the interpretation: it is lucky for the king. The sun is the king’s star.’ “The connection between the sun and Saturn probably arose from both being taken as symbols of Time. The return of the sun to the beginning of the zodiac marked the completion of the year. Saturn, the slowest moving of all the heavenly bodies, accomplished its revolution through the signs of the zodiac in about 30 years, a complete generation of men. Saturn therefore was in a peculiar sense the symbol of Time [Kronos], and because of Time, of Destiny.”
[10] “The name Kronos, as the classical reader is well aware, is applied to Saturn as the ‘Father of the gods.’”
[11] Tertullian (c. A.D. 160-225)THE APOLOGY Chapter IX. “That I may refute more thoroughly these charges, I will show that in part openly, in part secretly, practices prevail among you which have led you perhaps to credit similar things about us. Children were openly sacrificed in Africa to Saturn as lately as the proconsulship of Tiberius, who exposed to public gaze the priests suspended on the sacred trees overshadowing their temple–so many crosses on which the punishment which justice craved overtook their crimes, as the soldiers of our country still can testify who did that very work for that proconsul. And even now that sacred crime still continues to be done in secret. It is not only Christians, you see, who despise you; for all that you do there is neither any crime thoroughly and abidingly eradicated, nor does any of your gods reform his ways. When Saturn did not spare his own children, he was not likely to spare the children of others; whom indeed the very parents themselves were in the habit of offering, gladly responding to the call which was made on them, and keeping the little ones pleased on the occasion, that they might not die in tears.” Moloch identified with Nimrod, Kronos and the Great Red Dragon From The Two Babylons: “It will be observed, however, that the Great Red Dragon, or Great Fiery Serpent, is represented as standing before the Woman with the crown of twelve stars, that is, the true Church of God, ‘To devour her child as soon as it should be born.’ Now, this is in exact accordance with the character of the Great Head of the system of fire-worship. Nimrod, as the representative of the devouring fire to which human victims, and especially children, were offered in sacrifice, was regarded as the great child- devourer. Though, at his first deification, he was set up himself as Ninus, or the child, yet, as the first of mankind that was deified, he was, of course, the actual father of all the Babylonian gods; and, therefore, in that character he was afterwards universally regarded. “As the Father of the gods, he was, as we have seen, called Kronos; and every one knows that the classical story of Kronos was just this, that, he devoured his sons as soon as they were born.’ Such is the analogy between type and antitype. This legend has a further and deeper meaning; but, as applied to Nimrod, or ‘The Horned One,’ it just refers to the fact, that, as the representative of Moloch or Baal, infants were the most acceptable offerings at his altar. We have ample and melancholy evidence on this subject from the records of antiquity. ‘The Phenicians,’ says Eusebius, ‘every year sacrificed their beloved and only-begotten children to Kronos or Saturn, and the Rhodians also often did the same.’ Diodorus Siculus states that the Carthaginians, on one occasion, when besieged by the Sicilians, and sore pressed, in order to rectify, as they supposed, their error in having somewhat departed from the ancient custom of Carthage, in this respect, hastily ‘chose out two hundred of the noblest of their children, and publicly sacrificed them’ to this god. There is reason to believe that the same practice obtained in our own land in the times of the Druids. We know that they offered human sacrifices to their bloody gods. We have evidence that they made ‘their children pass through the fire to Moloch,’ and that makes it highly probable that they also offered them in sacrifice; for, from Jeremiah 32:35, compared with Jeremiah 19:5, we find that these two things were parts of one and the same system. The god whom the Druids worshipped was Baal, as the blazing Baal-fires show, and the last-cited passage proves that children were offered in sacrifice to Baal. When ‘the fruit of the body’ was thus offered, it was ‘for the sin of the soul.’ And it was a principle of the Mosaic law, a principle no doubt derived from the patriarchal faith, that the priest must partake of whatever was offered as a sin-offering (Num 18:9,10). Hence, the priests of Nimrod or Baal were necessarily required to eat of the human sacrifices; and thus it has come to pass that ‘Cahna-Bal,’ the ‘Priest of Baal,’ is the established word in our own tongue for a devourer of human flesh.”
[12] Traces of Moloch… in Festivals “‘On that great festival of the Irish peasantry, St. John’s Eve,’ says Charlotte Elizabeth, describing a particular festival which she had witnessed, ‘it is the custom, at sunset on that evening, to kindle immense fires throughout the country, built, like our bonfires, to a great height, the pile being composed of turf, bogwood, and such other combustible substances as they can gather. The turf yields a steady, substantial body of fire, the bogwood a most brilliant flame, and the effect of these great beacons blazing on every hill, sending up volumes of smoke from every point of the horizon, is very remarkable. Early in the evening the peasants began to assemble, all habited in their best array, glowing with health, every countenance full of that sparkling animation and excess of enjoyment that characterise the enthusiastic people of the land. I had never seen anything resembling it; and was exceedingly delighted with their handsome, intelligent, merry faces; the bold bearing of the men, and the playful but really modest deportment of the maidens; the vivacity of the aged people, and the wild glee of the children. The fire being kindled, a splendid blaze shot up; and for a while they stood contemplating it with faces strangely disfigured by the peculiar light first emitted when the bogwood was thrown on it. After a short pause, the ground was cleared in front of an old blind piper, the very beau ideal of energy, drollery, and shrewdness, who, seated on a low chair, with a well-plenished jug within his reach, screwed his pipes to the liveliest tunes, and the endless jig began. But something was to follow that puzzled me not a little. When the fire burned for some hours and got low, an indispensable part of the ceremony commenced. Every one present of the peasantry passed through it, and several children were thrown across the sparkling embers; while a wooden frame of some eight feet long, with a horse’s head fixed to one end, and a large white sheet thrown over it, concealing the wood and the man on whose head it was carried, made its appearance. This was greeted with loud shouts as the ‘white horse’; and having been safely carried, by the skill of its bearer, several times through the fire with a bold leap, it pursued the people, who ran screaming in every direction. I asked what the horse was meant for, and was told it represented ‘all cattle.’ ‘Here,’ adds the authoress, ‘was the old Pagan worship of Baal, if not of Moloch too, carried on openly and universally in the heart of a nominally Christian country, and by millions professing the Christian name! I was confounded, for I did not then know that Popery is only a crafty adaptation of Pagan idolatries to its own scheme.’”
[13] Traces of Moloch… in the Holocaust ‘the word ‘holocaust,’ comes from a third century Greek word ‘Holokaustos,’ referring to ‘the burnt sacrificial offering of the Jews dedicated exclusively to God.’ The Holocaust was Hitler’s fiery offering of human sacrifice to Satan, just as in the days of the heathen Amorite god, Moloch. The bloodlust of the coming Anti-christ will continue in the tradition set by Hitler making Hitler’s incredible hate seem moderate in comparison.”
[14] Traces of Moloch… in modern society “In the ancient rite, the child was sacrificed in the hopes that Molech would bless the family with a good harvest, victory in battle, or financial gain. In the modern ‘rite’ of abortion, women sacrifice their children for their careers, social acceptability, or selfish personal needs.”
[16] As was previously noted, Moloch is identified with the Roman Saturn and his Greek equivalent Kronos: “Levine calls Saturn ‘the star of final authority,’ a title which has in it the element of time and the end of an age.”
References 1. The New Unger’s Talking Bible Dictionary, Parson’s Technology, (c)1998 2. “Moloch,” 3. Ibid. 4. Holman Bible Dictionary, Holman Bible Publishers, (c)1991. 5. “Cult of Moloch,” The Encyclopedia Judaica, CD-Rom Version, Judaica Multimedia, (c)1997. 6. “Moloch,” The Anchor Bible Dictionary, Vol. 4, p 896. 7. “Milcom, Malcom, or Molech, was the principal deity of the Ammonites, but must be distinguished from Moloch, whose terrible rites were only introduced at a later period (2 Kings 16:3).” Edersheim, Alfred, Bible History, Old Testament, Chapter 9, 8. Edersheim, Alfred. Bible History, Old Testament, Vol. VII, Chapter 7; 9. Holman Bible Dictionary, Holman Bible Publishers, (c)1991. 10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Parson’s Technology, electronic edition, (c)1998 11. The Two Babylons, “The Child in Assyria,” . 12. Hislop, Alexander, The Two Babylons, 13. The Two Babylons, “The Nativity of St. John,” . 14. Watch Unto Prayer Website, .; quoting Bob Rosio, Hitler & The New Age, Huntington House, 1993, p. 50. 15. “Abortion and the Bible,” Jack R. Voltz, 16. “Cosmic Christmas,” Watch Unto Prayer website,., quoting Rick Levine, The Gift Of The Magi: Christmas For A New Millennium, Spellbound books, 1997, pp. 3-5, 7, 11-13. 17. Ibid.
In the preceding article is a small piece about the Mithra religion as practiced by the Romans. Read the following article, please.
First appears as an Aryan sun-god in Sanskrit and Persian literature circa 1400 BCE. The cult was introduced into the Roman empire in the 1st century BCE.

Mithra was:

  • – born of a virgin in a stable on the winter solstice–frequently December 25 in the Julian calendar (the emperor Aurelian declared December 25 to be the official birthday of Mithra, circa 270 CE)–attended by shepherds who brought gifts;
  • worshiped on Sundays;
  • shown with a nimbus, or halo, around his head;
  • said to take a last supper with his followers when he returned to his father;
  • believed not to have died, but to have ascended to heaven, whence it was believed he would return at the end of time to raise the dead in a physical resurrection for a final judgement, sending the good to heaven and the wicked to hell, after the world had been destroyed by fire;
  • to grant his followers immortal life following baptism.

Followers of Mithra:

  • followed a leader called a ‘papa’ (pope), who ruled from the Vatican hill in Rome;
  • celebrated the atoning death of a savior who has resurrected on a Sunday;
  • celebrated sacramenta (a consecrated meal of bread and wine), termed a Myazda (corresponding exactly to the Catholic Missa (mass), using chanting, bells, candles, incense, and holy water, in remembrance of the last supper of Mithra).

The emperor Constantine was a follower of Mithra until he declared December 25 the official birthday of Jesus in 313 CE and adopted the cult of Christianity as the state religion.
Basic sources for the study of Mithraism:
Franz Cumont, The Mysteries of Mithra (1903)
M. J. Vermaseren, Mithras, the Secret God (1963)
David Ulansey, The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries (1989)
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And from Cosmic Christmas Birth of the Sun-god we read the following

In the various pagan religions of remote antiquity, December was the celebration of the Winter Solstice. Alexander Hislop disclosed the true meaning of the festival of the Winter Solstice in his classic work, The Two Babylons:

“This festival has been commonly believed to have had only an astronomical character, referring simply to the completion of the sun’s yearly course, and the commencement of a new cycle. But there is indubitable evidence that the festival in question had a much higher influence than this–that it commemorated not merely the figurative birthday of the sun in the renewal of its course, but the birth-day of the grand Deliverer…the Sun-God and great mediatorial divinity.”
The Sun-god Osiris and his consort, Isis, together with Re-Atum, the “Father of the Gods,” were regarded by the ancient Egyptians as the supreme rulers of a Golden Age of plenty called Zep Tepi or the “First Time.” Their kingdom ended abruptly when Osiris was murdered by his evil brother, Seth or Typhon. The childless Isis searched for the dismembered body of Osiris, which she then reassembled and resuscitated long enough to conceive a son named Horus. Horus was believed to be the reincarnation of Osiris, and the new husband of Isis, whose destiny it was to repossess the Kingdom of Osiris from the control of Seth.
The myth of Horus is, of course, a perversion of the Genesis account of God’s judgment of Nimrod and the Babylonian religious system from which Egyptian mystery religions derived. This fable, which forms the basis of Freemasonry and other occult belief systems, is currently experiencing a revival through entertainment, literature, education, and religious traditions. Today, the theme of Horus may be found as the basis of the popular Hollywood production, Lion King. Through many points of entry, the pagan alternative to Jesus Christ is subtly being introduced to the world, and also to the Church, as mankind is subconsciously undergoing preparation for a universal return to the ancient practice of Sun worship.
In The Two Babylons, Alexander Hislop noted the purity of the early church as regards the adoption of pagan traditions prior to the Roman Catholic apostasy:
“…within the Christian Church no such festival as Christmas was ever heard of till the third century, and…not till the fourth century was far advanced did it gain much observance. How, then, did the Romish Church fix on December 25th as Christmas-day? Why, thus: Long before the fourth century, and long before the Christian era itself, a festival was celebrated among the heathen, at that precise time of the year, in honour of the birth of the son of the Babylonian queen of heaven; and it may fairly be presumed that, in order to conciliate the heathen, and to swell the number of nominal adherents of Christianity, the same festival was adopted by the Roman Church, giving it the name of Christ.”
In pagan Rome, the celebration of the Winter Solstice began on December 17 with the feast of Saturn — also called the Saturnalia. Through December 23rd, the Roman world engaged in merrymaking and the exchanging of gifts in honor of Saturn, the god of sowing and husbandry and, according to a Rosicrucian source, to commemorate a future Golden Age of Saturn:
“Here is the general reformation of the world announced in the Rosicrucian manifestos described as a world reformation… Whilst involving definite reforms in education, church, and law, this general reformation has millenarian overtones; it will bring the world back to the state in which Adam found it, which was also Saturn’s golden age. So, in the Confessio, the second Rosicrucian manifesto, the general reformation is said to presage a great influx of truth and light such as surrounded Adam in Paradise, and which God will allow before the end of the world…this millennium, this return to the golden age of Adam and Saturn, is said to be assisted by the high society of the Rosicrucians.”
Following the Roman commemoration of the Golden Age of Saturn began the celebration of the birthday of the Grand Deliverer, who was known as Mithra in Rome, Horus in Egypt, Tammuz in Babylon and various appellations in other ancient mythologies:
“In Egypt, the son of Isis, the Egyptian title for the queen of heaven, was born at this very time, about the time of the winter solstice. The very name by which Christmas is popularly known among ourselves – Yule day – proves at once its Pagan and Babylonian origin. Yule is the Chaldee name for an infant or little child and as the 25th of December was called by our Pagan Anglo-Saxon ancestors, Yule-day, or the Child’s day, and the night which preceded it, Mother-night, long before they came into contact with Christianity, that sufficiently proves its real character. Far and wide in the realms of paganism was this birth-day observed.”
Not only were the Sun-God and his mother universally worshipped at this time, but common customs symbolizing his reincarnation were derived from the very prophecies that applied to Jesus Christ:
“The Christmas tree, now so common among us, was equally common in Pagan Rome and Pagan Egypt. In Egypt it was the palm tree; in Rome it was the fir; the palm-tree denoting the Pagan Messiah, as Baal-Tamar, the fir referring to him as Baal-Berith. The mother of Adonis, the Sun-God and great mediatorial divinity, was mystically said to have been changed into a tree, and when in that state to have brought forth her divine son. If the mother was a tree, the son must have been recognized as Man the Branch. And this entirely accounts for putting the Yule Log into the fire on Christmas Eve and the appearance of the Christmas tree the next morning. As Zero-Ashta, The seed of the woman, …he has to enter the fire on Mother night, that he may be born the next day out of it, as the Branch of God, or the Tree that brings divine gifts to men.”
The tradition of the Christmas tree symbolically portrayed the death and reincarnation of Osiris in his son, Horus:
“…the divine child born at the winter solstice was born as a new incarnation of the great god (after that god had been cut in pieces…on purpose to revenge his death upon his murderers.) Now the great god, cut off in the midst of his power and glory, was symbolised as a huge tree, stripped of all his branches, and cut down almost to the ground. But the great Serpent, the symbol of the life restoring Aesculapius, twists itself around the dead stock…and lo, at its side sprouts a young tree – a tree of an entirely different kind, that is never to be cut down by a hostile power -…and thus shadowed forth the perpetuity and everlasting nature of his power, how that after having fallen before his enemies, he has risen triumphant over them all. Therefore, the 25th of December, the day that was observed in Rome as the day when the victorious god reappeared on earth was held at the Natalis invicti solis, ‘The birthday of the unconquered Sun.”
The feast of Christmas is, in allegorical form, the pagan celebration of the Serpent’s eventual triumph over the very God who cut down the tower of Babel (symbolized by a tree). By reviving and restoring the mystery religions as they were practiced in ancient cultures, Horus became the Egyptian savior and virtual counterpart of Jesus Christ. In her Theosophical Glossary, H.P. Blavatsky thus describes Horus:
“Horus (Eg.). The last in the line of divine Sovereigns in Egypt, said to be the son of Osiris and Isis. He is the great god loved of Heaven, the “beloved of the Sun, the offspring of the gods, the subjugator of the world.” At the time of the Winter Solstice (our Christmas), his image in the form of a small newly-born infant, was brought out from the sanctuary for the adoration of the worshipping crowds…”
In the fourth century, the Emperor Constantine assigned December 25, the birthday of the Roman Sun-God Mithra, to Jesus Christ, thereby placing the true Savior among the pantheon of Roman gods. Drawing Christians into the pagan celebrations of Rome procured the religious unity needed for the success of the Holy Roman Empire, which dominated the world for 1200 years. In the 16th century, the Protestant Reformers discontinued the celebration of Christmas by reason of its pagan character. The Puritans who controlled the English Parliament in 1644 declared that no observation of Christmas was permitted, calling it “The Profane Man’s Ranting Day.” C. H. Spurgeon proclaimed as late as 1871: “We have no superstitious regard for times and seasons. Certainly, we do not believe in the present ecclesiastical arrangement called Christmas.” In 1983, USA Today recalled the Protestant scorn for Christmas:
“A broad element of English Christianity still considered Christmas celebration a pagan blasphemy. The Puritans, Baptists, Quakers, Presbyterians, Calvinists and other denominations brought this opposition to early New England and strong opposition to the holiday lasted in America until the middle of the 18th century.”
It was inevitable, however, that the nineteenth century social and spiritual revolutions in England and America would eventuate in a mass departure from Puritanism. The author of Man, Myth And Magic jubilantly records the modern return to pagan tradition:
“In Britain…social conditions were laying the foundations for a glorious revival of the Christmas spirit, as a reaction to the wretchedness and drab poverty that was a byproduct of the Victorian age…As early as 1841, Punch [a British periodical] suggested that the Christmas season should be a time for helping the poor and hungry, a sentiment that was given tremendous impetus by Charles Dickens in his Christmas Carol two years later.”
In America, founding members of the New York Historical Society revived the Christmas tradition in the early 1800s and in 1836 the state of Alabama declared it a legal holiday. No doubt many of a Puritan mindset who strove to stem the tide of apostasy recalled the words of Tertullian, who lamented the identical compromise of Christians as early as 230 B.C.
“By us…who are strangers to Sabbaths, and new moons, and festivals, once acceptable to God, the Saturnalia, the feasts of January, the Brumalia, and Matronalia, are now frequented; gifts are carried to and fro, new year’s day presents are made with din, and sports and banquets are celebrated with uproar; oh, how much more faithful are the heathen to their religion who take special care to adopt no solemnity from the Christians.”
In his book, Too Long In The Sun, Richard Rives draws an appropriate parallel to the circumstances in Exodus 32, a Biblical precedent which provoked God nearly to the point of destroying the nation of Israel for their sin of blending pagan worship with His own:
the golden calf was built and the celebration declared a feast to the Lord. …The people had declared a celebration to honor God that he did not recognize as being in his honor.”
Rives’ assertion is validated by evidence that the golden calf was an Egyptian idol of sun-worship, Hat-hor being the womb of Isis, the mother/wife of Horus:
“Hathor and Aphis, the cow and bull gods of Egypt, were representatives of sun worship. Their worship was just one stage in the long Egyptian history of solar veneration. The golden calf at Mount Sinai is more than sufficient evidence to prove that the feast proclaimed was related to sun worship. The event at Mount Sinai was just one episode in the Satanic apostasy which began at the tower of Babel. The celebration of December 25th, originally proclaimed in honor of the birth of the sun god Mithra, can only be one of the final events in the long continuing saga of Satanic sun worship.”
This identical form of worship is found among God’s people again in:

I Kings 12, which records the Israel’s apostasy under the reign of Jeroboam, who devised a feast “like unto” the true feast in Judah:

26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David: If this people go up to sacrifice in the house of the Lord at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.
27 Whereupon the king took counsel and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
28 And he set one in Bethel, and the other in Dan.
29 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan…
32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.
33 So he offered upon the altar which he had made in Bethel the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devised in his own heart; and ordained a feast unto the children of Israel and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incense.”

The Matthew Henry Commentary notes the good intentions which attended Jeroboam’s compromise:
“Thus Jeroboam made Israel to sin, and introduced idolatry, which continued in the kingdom of Israel till the Assyrian captivity. Though it is probable he meant this worship for Jehovah the God of Israel, it was directly contrary to the Divine law, and dishonorable to the Divine majesty, to be thus represented. the people might be less shocked at worshipping the God of Israel under a similitude, than if they had once been invited to worship Baal, but it made way for that idolatry.”
History demonstrates that the point of departure for every major apostasy in Israel and Christendom was subtly commingling worship of the true God with worship of the Sun-god. The return of the Israelites to sun-worship in the wilderness was indicative of an inward return to Egypt which led to their eventual judgment. The establishment of sun-worship by King Jeroboam marked the division of the kingdom and the beginning of Israel’s apostasy, which culminated in the Assyrian captivity.
Likewise, the 4th century compromise of Christianity with the pagan religions of Rome coincides with the institution of the feast of Christmas. Finally, the 19th century departure from the Puritan faith leading to the present apostasy occurred around the time of the re-establishment of Christmas as a Christian holiday. The clear testimony of history makes it difficult to resist the suspicion that the kick-off for Bimillennial celebrations in 1999 is, for reasons occult and conspiratorial, scheduled for the season of Christmas — the birth of the Sun-god.

From Cosmic Christmas Birth of the Sun-god

And from the Origins of Christmas and Easter by the Christian Churches of God at WWW.LOGON.ORG article # 235 I quote the following
The Sun god
25 December was also associated with Mithras, as he was Sun god.
The Catholic liturgist Mario Righetti (in addition to Duchesne and also Cullman) held that:
After the peace of the Church of Rome, to facilitate the acceptance of the faith by the pagan masses, found it convenient to institute the 25th of December as the feast of the temporal birth of Christ, to divert them from the pagan feast, celebrated on the same day in honour of the “Invincible Sun” Mithras, the conqueror of darkness (fn 74, II, p. 67 quote also in Bacchiocchi, From Sabbath to Sunday, Pontifical Gregorian University Press, Rome, 1977, p. 260).
Thus, Mithras was the god of the festival of the solstice on 25 December which followed immediately on from the Saturnalia. With this deity, we see Sunday worship emerge in Rome.
The dedications to Mithra was as Soli invicto Mithrae or the Invincible Sun, the Unconquered Sun as Frazer terms it (p. 304). It was also related to him as Sol Invictus Elagabal in the public form of the religion.
The term Father was a rank held by the priests of Mithra. The term is forbidden to Christians (Mat. 23:9). It entered Christianity with the Mystery cults.
The gospels say nothing as to the day of Christ’s birth and the early Church did not celebrate it.
The custom of celebrating Christ’s birth began in Egypt, being derived from the Mother goddess cult there, and the Christians there celebrated it on 6 January. By the fourth century it had become generally established in the East (Frazer, v, p. 304). The western church had never recognised 6 January as the true date and, in time, its decision was accepted by the eastern church. At Antioch this change was not introduced until about 375 CE (Frazer, ibid.).
The origin of the practice is plainly recorded by the Syrian Christians as we see from Frazer quoting also Credner and Momsen and also Usener (v, pp. 304-305).
The reason why the fathers transferred the celebration of the sixth of January to the twenty fifth of December was this. It was a custom of the heathen to celebrate on the same twenty-fifth of December the birthday of the Sun, at which they kindled lights in token of festivity. In these solemnities and festivities the Christians also took part. Accordingly when the doctors of the Church perceived that the Christians had a leaning to this festival, they took counsel and resolved that the true Nativity should be solemnized on that day and the festival of the Epiphany on the sixth of January. Accordingly, along with this custom, the practice has prevailed of kindling fires till the sixth.
Thus, the Saturnalia led up to the solstice when presents were given to children from 23 December or now Christmas eve on 24 December in the Gregorian calendar. The rites of the solstice then took over from the original Saturnalia but the period then became lengthened from three to seven days to which was added the twelve days.
When we count five days from 25 December we come to 31 December from which some of the Celts and Germans begin the count. The addition of St Stephen’s Day (or Boxing Day) brings the five day period from 27 December in line to 1 January.
The pagan origin of Christmas is also evident in Augustine when he exhorts his brethren not to celebrate this solemn day like the heathen on account of the Sun but on account of him who made the Sun (Augustine Serm., cxc, 1; in Migne Patriologia Latina, xxxviii, 1007). Leo called the Great likewise rebuked the pestilent belief that Christmas was solemnised because of the birth of the new Sun, and not because of the nativity of Christ (Frazer, ibid.; cf. Leo the Great Serm., xxii (al xxi) 6 and Migne, liv, 198).
However, by then, it was a hopeless cause. The entire system was endemic to Christianity and the Mother goddess cult was entrenched.
Frazer says:
Thus it appears that the Christian Church chose to celebrate the birthday of its Founder on the twenty-fifth of December in order to transfer the devotion of the heathen from the Sun to him who was called the Sun of Righteousness (p. 305).
In this way, the faith of Messiah was subverted by worldly secular priests who accommodated the faith to the religions of ancient Rome and the Sun-worshipping Mystery cults. This perversion of the faith started with the basic festivals which replaced the festivals of the Bible with those of the Sun-worshippers. They introduced Christmas and Easter and then Sunday worship which replaced the fourth commandment regarding the Sabbath. They invented the myth of the perpetual virginity of a woman they called Mary, rather than Mariam, to disguise the fact that they had murdered her sons and their descendants, the brothers and nephews of the Messiah of the World, the Son of God who came to teach them the truth and save them from themselves (see the paper The Virgin Mariam and the Family of Jesus Christ (No. 232) The Christmas symbolism involves this Virgin bringing forth an infant from a cave year after year as the eternal Sun comes forth in its infancy at the solstice.
The symbolism conveyed by the true feasts of God contained in the Bible is deliberately obscured so that no growth in the faith and in the knowledge of the one true God is possible.
The ignorant teach their children lies in the misguided belief that somehow that will make them happy. The society reduces its people to idolaters on the basis of commercialism and greed following practices steeped in paganism and false religious practice. Keeping Christmas and Easter is a direct involvement in the Sun-worshipping and Mystery cults and is a direct breach of the first and fourth commandments among others.
Christ called them hypocrites and quoted God speaking through the prophet Isaiah (Isa. 29:13):
This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me. But in vain do they worship Me teaching for doctrines the commandments of men (Mat. 15:8-9; Mk. 7:6-7).
God has given His laws through His servants the prophets. Soon, the Messiah will return to enforce those laws and that system.
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This religion which started with Nimrod is still here today. And so that the reader understands. Nimrod was killed by Shem for going against Yahweh. And his body torn apart and sent to the rest of Nimrods followers as a warning. Semaramis, Nimrods wife fled for her life and then some how became pregnant and gave birth to Horus Who was born Dec. 25. Horus was the reincarnated Nimrod and grew up to marry his own mother. And because Semaramis was a virgin [remember she was married to Nimrod a sex maniac] the reader can see many similarities with today’s christmas story .
It is no wonder that many today say they know about christmas, and it’s traditions, but “It’s for the children” and little wonder why that is, after all they were the objects of Molochs sacrifices.
And strange how Stephen was martyred for speaking up against this worship of Moloch that Judah was keeping at that time, and now he is the patron Saint for boxing day.
(Also take note- cannibals -preist of baal, Meat offered to sacrifices, was the children)
Duet 12:29-32 do not inquire about their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods?- that I also may do likewise. (31) You shall not do so to the Lord you God; for every abominable thing which the Lord hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. (32) Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do; you shall not add to it or take from it.

Nothing could be more fatal to a spiritual faith than this sensual religion. In fact, no sooner than the Israelites, coming forth from the wilderness, been brought into contact with the Baal-worshippers, than they were, through the guile of the Madianites, and the attractions of the licentious worship offered to the Moabitish deity (probably Chamos), easily seduced from their allegiance to Yahweh (Num., xxv, 1-9). Henceforth the name of Beelphegor remained like a dark spot on the early history of Israel {Os., ix, 10; Ps. ev (In the Hebr. cvi), 28}. The terrible punishment inflicted upon the guilty sobered for awhile the minds of the Hebrews. How long the impression lasted we are hardly able to tell; but this we know, that when they had settled in the Promised Land, the Israelites, again forsaking the law, paid their homage to the deities of their Chanaanite neighours (Judges, ii, 11, 13 etc.). Even the best families could not, or did not dare, resist the seduction, Gedon’s father, for instant, albeit his faith in his Baal seems to have been somewhat lukewarm (Judges, vi, 31), had erected an idolatrous altar in Ephra (Judges, vi, 25). “And the Lord, being angry against Israel, delivered them into the hands of their enemies that dwelt round about.” Mesopotamians, Madianites, Amalecites, Ammonites, and, above all, Philistines.
In Noah’s and Abraham’s and Moses day , Solomon’s, Elijah’s, Jeremiah’s, Christ’s and Stephen’s Day until this very day in 2002 the worship of Nimrod has taken place in various forms under various deceptive names.
The worship of Molech, which our society does by keeping Christmas and the worship of Ashteroth, which our society does by keeping Easter are no where found in the scriptures to be Holy Convocations. They are found to be abhorid by Yahweh. He has given us Holy Days to keep as found in Leviticus 23. Now that you know the truth about the origins of the pagan practices being kept all around you, what will you do? Will you worship Yehovah and obey Him, or continue to blindly follow the deceived of the world?

Isis as the Tree

It is so easy to learn about the origins of Xmas and how these ancient traditions have been passed from one generation to another. Each one adding a little twist. Each one forgetting something about why they do this but still doing the annual tradition.

The next video has done some good work. As you watch it keep in mind, that Shem in a court of law found Nimrod guilty of crimes against Yehovah and had him executed publicly. He then had is body cut up into many pieces and sent to all regions of the world as a warning that if you continue to do as Nimrod did then you too can expect the same ending of death to also come to you.

Semiramis went throughout the land collecting all the body parts and brought them back to the Kingdom except for the phallus, today called the penis. Sometime after the death of Nimrod, Semiramis gives birth to Horus which is now called the baby Jesus. Nimrod is represented as the Bull and Semiramis is represented as a cow in Hieroglyphs. Now you understand why Yehovah hated the golden calf which Aaron made after the exodus from Egypt.

But I’m back now…and am thinking once again of Isis and of that lovely holiday tradition that so many of us are indulging in at this time of year; I speak, of course, of bringing a tree into our homes and decorating it with shiny ornaments and glittering lights.

The Egyptian Tree Goddess giving food and water to the deceased

What? Did the Egyptians do that, too? Well, yes and no.

The rather obvious reason for bringing in the Yule tree is to remind ourselves of the green life that exists even in this darkest part of the year when most plant life has either died off or gone into hibernation—as well as to celebrate that ongoing life with our beloved ones and to prepare for the next phase of life in the coming new year.

Well, there are a number of rather unusual depictions of the Egyptian tree goddess—specifically in her names of Isis and Hathor—that have enough parallels to be interesting and surely must have had a very similar meaning.

One of these images shows a leafless tree planted in a pot. The pot tells us that the tree is (relatively) portable, just like our Yule trees. It is a natural tree, yet it has been moved out of its natural environment and brought into a different one. The tree is decorated with ribbons, but we don’t know their significance. Are they pure decoration like our Yule ornaments? Are they more like Tibetan prayer flags tied to the branches of trees? We simply don’t have an answer. (Sorry, but I couldn’t find a picture of this specific image to share with you.)

Yet there is something else in this particular tree, or more properly, someone else: a tree goddess. Her legs disappear in the trunk of the tree, while Her hands offer food and water. She wears the throne of Isis upon her head, so in this case, our tree goddess is very clearly Isis. This particular image is found on a 19th dynasty funerary stele and so it must partake of symbolism similar to the Yule tree: ongoing life and sustenance in a place of darkness; in this case, the underworld. And indeed, the goddess in the tree is called Nebet Amentet, the Lady of the West, that is, the Lady of the Otherworld. This is a common epithet of both Isis and Hathor. Hathor is usually the goddess of this leafless tree, which in other texts is identified as the Southern Sycamore at the Temple of Ptah in Memphis. In some representations of this tree goddess, the ba-bird of the deceased drinks from the water offered by the goddess of the tree.

Another representation of Isis as a Tree Goddess offering Her breast, in this case to nourish Pharaoh Thutmose

There are a number of other representations of Isis as the Lady of the Sycamore. A pillar in the tomb of Sennefer of Thebes (18th dynasty) shows Sennefer and his wife Meryt as they stand before a leafy tree with a goddess figure in it who is identified in the hieroglyphic text as Isis. A 19th dynasty stele shows “Isis the Great, the God’s Mother” as a tree Goddess who extends her breast toward the souls of the man and woman standing at her roots.

Most often, the sacred tree is a sycamore, but other Egyptian sacred trees—the acacia, persea, and date palm—could also be associated with Isis. Isis and Nephthys are called the Two Acacia Goddesses; and sometimes, the tree that grew up around the body of Osiris is said to have been an acacia. According to Plutarch, the persea tree (Egyptian ished) is sacred to Isis “because its fruit is like a heart and its leaf like a tongue.” He explains that this is because no human quality is more divine than reason, symbolized by the tongue, and that there is no more driving human force than happiness, symbolized by the heart. Isis is associated with the palm through her assimilation with Seshat, the scribe & writing goddess, for one of Seshat’s symbols is the notched palm branch that was used to count time. In a later period, initiates of the Mysteries of Isis used the palm branch as a symbol of their rebirth.

And so this year as you bring in your Yule tree, perhaps it would be well to say a prayer to the ‘Tree Goddess Isis’ and acknowledge her divinity in this beautiful symbol of ongoing green life. While the tree is not the same, the meaning is: She goes on and we go on—in spite of everything. I, for one, shall be tying a ribboned prayer on a branch during this winter holyday season.



  1. Henry G Mate

    Hi Joe thank you so much for helping me from madness of the people who don’t learn to reason.I had awhile ago challenged my adversaries on Magen David.Had David a star?
    Your article has hitten the nail on the end once again.

  2. Patti Hansen

    Noah Webster 1828 dictionary Nicolaitan n. One of a sect in the ancient christian church, so named from Nicolas, a deacon of the church of Jerusalem. They held that all married women should be common to prevent jealousy. They are not charged with erroneous opinions respecting God, but with licentious practices.

  3. George

    The Baker and the Butler at Pharaoh’s Birthday Party
    Genesis 40:20 And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants. Genesis 40:21 And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand: Genesis 40:22 But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them. Genesis 40:23 Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.
    It was two full years from the time of when Pharaoh killed his baker, to the time when the butler remembered Joseph as an interpreter of dreams, as written in Genesis 41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
    Genesis 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. Genesis 41:3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. Genesis 41:4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke. Genesis 41:5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
    Pharaoh dreamt twice, which indicates that this matter is very important. Very likely it portrays our time we are living in today.
    Genesis 41:9 Then spake the chief butler unto Pharaoh, saying, I do remember my faults this day: Genesis 41:12 And there was there with us a young man, an Hebrew, servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. Genesis 41:13 And it came to pass, as he interpreted to us, so it was; me he restored unto mine office, and him he hanged. Genesis 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
    Genesis 41:32 And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.
    Genesis 41:25 And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do. Genesis 41:26 The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. Genesis 41:27 And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
    The seven years of plenty started over Egypt as the Scripture tells us, was two full years from the time Pharaoh killed his baker.
    Satan is like Pharaoh dominating the earth, and Bakr who was killed on the 26th of October 2019, is simbolic to Pharaoh’s Baker who was killed in Egypt. Can this be interpreted that the seven years of plenty alloted to the Gentiles, starts two years after the death of Bakr – – starting in October of 2021?
    The seven years of plenty were only on Egypt – – a Gentile nation, and nowhere else. Genesis 41:53 And the seven years of plenteousness, that was in the land of Egypt, were ended.
    But the seven years of Famine were on the entire earth. Genesis 41:54 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.
    Are we heading to witness Europe to be blessed with seven years of plenty, starting in October 2021, off the back of Israel, the same as Egypt was blessed off the back of Joseph, the son of Jacob/Israel? Very soon we will know.
    Joe could you be estimating the start of the destruction of all the tribes of Israel one year too early with your calculations? Please forgive me if I am wrong. I am only writing my mind out.
    God is going to punish the twelve tribes of Israel by modern day Assyria, which is modern day Germany. Germany will destroy Israel and God is gong to make Germany rich off Israel’s back as written in Isaiah 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
    Is it at the same time that the tribes of Israel are destroyed, also Damascus get destroyed and get financially raped and destroyed by Germany? Isaiah 7:8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. I cannot recall the event that happened 63 years ago, in 1956.
    Note that Ephraim is referred to as Samaria, Isaiah 7:9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah’s son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
    Now note that modern day Assyria are going to take the riches of both Israel and Damascus at the same time, within a time of a child being born to the time the child can be able to call Mum and Dad – – from the time they start destroying Israel and
    Damascus – – estimation of maximum of two years. Isaiah 8:4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.
    Can all this mean that if the destruction of Israel by Germany, starts around October of 2021, within two years there will hardly be any of the twelve tribes of Israel left alive. Could it also mean that within two years, by the year 2023, Damascus will sieze to exist as a city for ever because it will be destroyed by modern day Assyria – – Germany? Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
    Regarding the modern day Butler – – we see him travelling all around the world. During the last two weeks he visited Malaysia and Japan. We see him sipping Pharaoh’s wine daily while offering to modern day Pharaoh. The Butler got more active since he was restored head of the United Nations when he visited America , Philadelphia and New York in September 2015. He is carrying the wine cup of Pharaoh to the entire world.

  4. George

    Hi Joe Thank you for today’s newsletter. Been praying for your wife’s recovery and healing from her broken arm. Much appreciated if you give us all an update. Have a Great Sabbath everyone

  5. Wilson

    Shalom brother Joseph, I write the following only because of your direct challenge to the Torah followers that celebrate Hanukkah. I really didn’t want to confront you on this because of so many things that I do agree with you on. This subject also ties directly into your position on Purim from my perspective, so I will address that as well.
    I think these are the questions need to be asked. Did the events of the Maccabee revolt and victorious outcome take place, (same question for Purim), or are the history of the events just made up ‘fairy tales’? I believe that yes, both the events took place, if people don’t think they did, then that is a different discussion. Was the hand of YHVH guiding, blessing and protecting the men and women in these events? Absolutely yes. Were the events miraculous and brought about by the Hand of YHVH, worthy of remembering and giving thanks and blessing to YHVH for His mighty works? Again, yes. By keeping Hanukkah and/or Purim are we ‘adding to the Torah’? This seems to be your biggest argument against celebrating these two holidays. I have never said, or heard said, that either of celebrations are commanded or ‘Sabbaths’, in fact, we plan to celebrate when Jews do even though we are a month earlier for all the Torah holidays. We can do this because Hanukkah is NOT a commanded holiday. By your reasoning Joseph, we should not celebrate Thanksgiving Day or the 4th of July. We do, and do so thanking YHVH for His many blessings on us and our country (and no, we don’t do Christmas, Easter or other holidays with pagan ORGINS). Now for the big question, for me. If I was living in the days that these events took place, would I have celebration? Would I tell my children to remember what YHVH did for us? Would I teach them to NEVER forget these awesome miracles that our Father in heaven did on our behalf? My answer is YES. Just because we remember what YHVH does for us and celebrate it, does not mean we are adding to the Torah. If I say it is commanded by Him, and call it a Sabbath that MUST be observed, then yes, that would be wrong, but that is not what we are doing. As far as how these are celebrated, that is another discussion as well. If a person said that they did not want to celebrate them, then that is okay too, but don’t call something a sin that is not. Also, as to your examples that anything that looks like a tree being tied to evil. What is the menorah in the Temple modeled after? Did it not have blossoms and buds as a tree/bush? Every good and pure thing that our wonderful Creator has made has been defiled and twisted by hasatan. Shalom, Wilson

    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Shalom Wilson
      Thanksgiving and the 4th of July are only done in the USA. Canada does thanksgiving a month earlier and the keeps the 1st of July for Canada Day. Israel has its national memorial day in May, I think. I am not arguing over these things. Just a quick search online and you have the following. “It is a Jewish religious holiday. It is not considered a bank holiday in Israel, but the holiday is widely celebrated among the Jewish population during its 8 days in Israel and worldwide.”
      Chanukah BUshes and Stars are part of the celebration the exact same way Christmas Trees and the Star of Bethlehem are. It is also called the Festival of Lights in the exact same way Christmas and Diwali are. It is the same worship but by another name. Molech and Remphan as Stephen called them out on it in his day.
      I quoted in the article many times the scriptures that Tell us and Command us not to add to the Torah. And yet both in the book of Ester and the Maccabees, they do exactly that. They add something that was never found in the Torah. The first time the Macabee did it was to keep Sukkot which they could not do in the 7th month but were able to do it in the 9th. I would have done it with them in the 9th month that first year too. But then once we got back to the normal cycle of the 7th month, then it would no longer be necessary.
      The miracle of Chanukah never happened. The candle being lit for 8 days never happened. You cannot find it in the MAcabbees account. It is a made-up event by the Rabbis in the Talmud.
      Yehovah told Israel to keep the Sabbath and set out manna to test them.
      Exo 16:4 Then Jehovah said to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from the heavens for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain amount every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My Law or not.
      I am saying to you and to all others who want to celebrate Chanukah and or Purim weigh carefully what they are doing. They are not commanded by Yehovah and as such, they now have become a test to all. In the same way, Yehovah tested Israel over the Sabbath, He is now testing all those who come back to this walk to see if they will walk in His laws or not. Will they add other holidays that are not Holy to the Torah. Or will they abstain from such things and obey Yehovah and only keep those Holy Das that can be found in Lev 23.
      1 Mac 4:52Now on the five and twentieth day of the ninth month, which is called the month Casleu, in the hundred forty and eighth year, they rose up betimes in the morning,
      53And offered sacrifice according to the law upon the new altar of burnt offerings, which they had made.
      54Look, at what time and what day the heathen had profaned it, even in that was it dedicated with songs, and citherns, and harps, and cymbals.
      55Then all the people fell upon their faces, worshipping and praising the God of heaven, who had given them good success.
      56And so they kept the dedication of the altar eight days and offered burnt offerings with gladness, and sacrificed the sacrifice of deliverance and praise.
      57They decked also the forefront of the temple with crowns of gold, and with shields; and the gates and the chambers they renewed, and hanged doors upon them.
      58Thus was there very great gladness among the people, for that the reproach of the heathen was put away.
      59Moreover Judas and his brethren with the whole congregation of Israel ordained, that the days of the dedication of the altar should be kept in their season from year to year by the space of eight days, from the five and twentieth day of the month Casleu, with mirth and gladness.
      Ester 9:26Therefore these days are called Purim, from the word Pur. Because of all the instructions in this letter, and because of all they had seen and experienced, 27the Jews bound themselves to establish the custom that they and their descendants and all who join them should not fail to celebrate these two days at the appointed time each and every year, according to their regulation. 28These days should be remembered and celebrated by every generation, family, province, and city, so that these days of Purim should not fail to be observed among the Jews, nor should the memory of them fade from their descendants. 29So Queen Esther daughter of Abihail, along with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter concerning Purim. 30And Mordecai sent letters with words of peace and truth to all the Jews in the 127 provinces of the kingdom of Xerxes, 31in order to confirm these days of Purim at their appointed time, just as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had established them and had committed themselves and their descendants to the times of fasting and lamentation. 32So Esther’s decree confirmed these regulations about Purim, which were written into the record.
      You are free to make your own mistakes and you will be responsible for the repercussions. Yes, we should teach about these books and these events. No, we are not to make them special days to celebrate. The real Chanukah is the 8th Day Feast of Sukkot when the Temple was dedicated by Solomon in 1 Kings 8 and Yehovah came down and forced out the priests by His Glory in the Temple. Why does nobody celebrate that day?
      The Ark Brought into the Temple
      1Ki 8:1 And Solomon gathered the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, so that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of Jehovah out of the city of David, which is Zion.
      1Ki 8:2 And all the men of Israel were gathered to King Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
      1Ki 8:3 And all the elders of Israel came in, and the priests took up the ark.
      1Ki 8:4 And they brought up the ark of Jehovah, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels which were in the tabernacle; even those the priests and the Levites brought up.
      1Ki 8:5 And King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who had assembled to him, were with him before the ark sacrificing sheep and oxen which could not be counted nor numbered for multitude.
      1Ki 8:6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Jehovah into its place, into the holy place of the house, into the Holy of Holies, under the wings of the cherubs.
      1Ki 8:7 For the cherubs spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark. And the cherubs covered the ark and the staves of it above.
      1Ki 8:8 And they drew out the staves, so that the ends of the staves were seen out in the holy place, in front of the Holy of Holies. And they were not seen outside. And there they are until today.
      1Ki 8:9 There was nothing in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when Jehovah made a covenant with the sons of Israel when they came out of the land of Egypt.
      1Ki 8:10 And it happened when the priests had come out of the Holy of Holies, the cloud filled the house of Jehovah.
      1Ki 8:11 And the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of Jehovah had filled the house of Jehovah.
      Solomon Blesses the Lord
      1Ki 8:12 And Solomon said, Jehovah said that He would dwell in the thick darkness.
      1Ki 8:13 I have surely built a house of loftiness for You, a settled place for You to abide in forever.
      1Ki 8:14 And the king turned his face around and blessed all the congregation of Israel. And all the congregation of Israel stood.
      1Ki 8:15 And he said, Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to David my father, and has fulfilled it by His hand, saying,
      1Ki 8:16 From the day that I brought forth My people Israel out of Egypt, I did not choose any city out of all the tribes of Israel to build a house, so that My name might be in it. But I chose David to be over My people Israel.
      1Ki 8:17 And it was in the heart of my father David to build a house for the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel.
      1Ki 8:18 And Jehovah said to my father David, Because it was in your heart to build a house to My name, you did well that it was in your heart.
      1Ki 8:19 Only, you shall not build the house, but your son who shall come out of your loins, he shall build the house to My name.
      1Ki 8:20 And Jehovah has performed His Word which He spoke, and I have risen up instead of my father David. And I sit on the throne of Israel, as Jehovah promised. And I have built a house for the name of Jehovah, the God of Israel.
      1Ki 8:21 And I have set there a place for the ark, in which is the covenant of Jehovah which He made with our fathers when He brought them out of the land of Egypt.
      Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication
      1Ki 8:22 And Solomon stood before the altar of Jehovah in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward the heavens.
      1Ki 8:23 And he said, Jehovah, the God of Israel, there is no God like You, in Heaven above or on earth beneath, who keeps covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their heart,
      1Ki 8:24 who have kept with Your servant David my father what You promised him. You also spoke with Your mouth, and have fulfilled with Your hand, as it is today.
      1Ki 8:25 And now, Jehovah, the God of Israel, keep with Your servant David, my father, what You promised him, saying, There shall not be cut off from you a man in My sight to sit on the throne of Israel— if your sons take heed to their way so that they walk before Me as you have walked before Me.
      1Ki 8:26 And now, O God of Israel, I pray You, let Your Word be proved to be true, the Word which You spoke to Your servant David my father.
      1Ki 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, the heavens and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this house which I have built?
      1Ki 8:28 Yet, O, Jehovah my God, You have turned toward the prayer of Your servant and to his request, to listen to the cry and to the prayer which Your servant prays before You today;
      1Ki 8:29 for Your eyes to be open toward this house night and day, toward the place of which You have said, My name shall be there; to listen to the prayer which Your servant shall pray toward this place.
      1Ki 8:30 And You shall listen to the cry of Your servant, and of Your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place, and hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and when You hear, forgive!
      1Ki 8:31 If any man sins against his neighbor, and if an oath is laid on him to cause him to swear, and if the oath comes before Your altar in this house,
      1Ki 8:32 then hear in Heaven, and do, and judge Your servants, to declare the wicked to be wicked, to bring his way on his head, and to declare the righteous to be righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
      1Ki 8:33 When Your people Israel are crushed before the enemy because they have sinned against You, and shall turn again to You and confess Your name, and pray, and cry to You in this house,
      1Ki 8:34 then hear in Heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them again into the land which You gave to their fathers.
      1Ki 8:35 When the heavens are restrained, and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, if they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin when You afflict them,
      1Ki 8:36 then hear in Heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants, and of Your people Israel, for You shall teach them the good way in which they should walk, and give rain on Your land which You have given to Your people for an inheritance.
      1Ki 8:37 If there is famine in the land, if there is plague, blasting, mildew, locusts; if there are stripping locusts; if their enemy encircles them in the land of their cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness,
      1Ki 8:38 any prayer, any supplication from any man of all Your people Israel, who shall each know the plague of his own heart, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house,
      1Ki 8:39 then hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to all his ways, whose heart You know. For You, You only, know the hearts of all the sons of Adam.
      1Ki 8:40 Do this so that they may fear You all the days that they live in the land which You have given to our fathers.
      1Ki 8:41 And concerning a stranger who is not of Your people Israel, but who comes out of a far country for Your name’s sake;
      1Ki 8:42 for they shall hear of Your great name and of Your strong hand and of Your stretched-out arm; and if he shall come and pray toward this house,
      1Ki 8:43 hear in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stranger calls to You for, so that all the peoples of the earth may know Your name, to fear You, as Your people Israel do , and that they may know that this house which I have built is called by Your name.
      1Ki 8:44 If Your people go out to battle against their enemy, wherever You shall send them, and shall pray to Jehovah toward the city which You have chosen, and the house that I have built for Your name,
      1Ki 8:45 then hear in Heaven their prayer and their cry, and maintain their cause.
      1Ki 8:46 If they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin), and if You are angry with them, and have delivered them up before the enemy, and they have been led away captive to the land of the enemy, far or near,
      1Ki 8:47 yet if they shall think within themselves in the land where they are carried captives, and repent, and pray to You in the land of their captors saying, We have sinned and have done perversely, we have done wickedly,
      1Ki 8:48 and so return to You with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies who led them away captive, and if they pray to You toward their land which You gave to their fathers, to the city which You have chosen, and the house which I have built for Your name,
      1Ki 8:49 then hear their prayer and their cry in Heaven Your dwelling-place, and maintain their cause,
      1Ki 8:50 and forgive Your people who have sinned against You, even all their sins which they have done against You, and give them pity before their captors, so that they may have pity on them.
      1Ki 8:51 For they are Your people, and Your inheritance, which You brought out of Egypt, from the middle of the furnace of iron,
      1Ki 8:52 for Your eyes shall be open to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your people Israel, to listen to them in all that they call for to You.
      1Ki 8:53 For You have separated them from among all the people of the earth to be Your inheritance, as You spoke by the hand of Moses Your servant, when You brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord Jehovah.
      Solomon’s Benediction
      1Ki 8:54 And it happened as Solomon finished praying all this prayer and petition to Jehovah, he rose from before the altar of Jehovah, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
      1Ki 8:55 And he stood and blessed all the congregation of Israel with a loud voice, saying,
      1Ki 8:56 Blessed be Jehovah, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant.
      1Ki 8:57 May Jehovah our God be with us as He was with our fathers. Let Him not leave us nor forsake us,
      1Ki 8:58 to incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments which He commanded our fathers.
      1Ki 8:59 And let these my words, with which I have prayed before Jehovah, be near Jehovah our God day and night, so that He may maintain the cause of His servant, and the cause of His people Israel of each day in its day,
      1Ki 8:60 for all the people of the earth know that Jehovah is God; there is no other.
      1Ki 8:61 And let your heart be perfect with Jehovah our God, to walk in His statutes, and to keep His commandments, as at this day.
      Solomon’s Sacrifices
      1Ki 8:62 And the king, and all Israel with him, offered sacrifice before Jehovah.
      1Ki 8:63 And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to Jehovah, twenty-two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the sons of Israel dedicated the house of Jehovah.
      1Ki 8:64 On that day the king sanctified the middle of the court before the house of Jehovah. For there he had offered the burnt offering, and the food offering, and the fat of the peace offerings; because the bronze altar before Jehovah was too small to contain the burnt offering, and the food offering, and the fat of the peace offerings.
      1Ki 8:65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath to the river of Egypt, before Jehovah our God, seven days and seven days, fourteen days.
      1Ki 8:66 On the eighth day he sent the people away. And they blessed the king and went to their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the good that Jehovah had done for David His servant, and for Israel His people.
      2Ch 5:12 And the Levitical singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brothers, being clothed in white linen, having cymbals and with harps and lyres, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them a hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets,
      2Ch 5:13 and they were as one to the trumpeters and to the singers, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking Jehovah; and as they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Jehovah, saying, For He is good, for His mercy endures forever, the house was filled with a cloud, the house of Jehovah,
      2Ch 5:14 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of Jehovah had filled the house of God!
      Why does no one celebrate this day when Yehovah came and dwelt on earth with men in the Temple? No, they pack up and prepare to travel home on this day at the end of Sukkot. They have no idea how great a day this is and will be in the future. This is the real Chanukah that most like you have traded in for a fake candle that never stayed lit for 8 days that people want to keep alongside Christmas so they can blend into the pagan festivities.

  6. Jan

    George mentions this verse: Isaiah 7:8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. I cannot recall the event that happened 63 years ago, in 1956.
    What we see is a conspiracy between the sons of Jacob and Arabs to kill Judah. The time span is within 65 years. Is it possible this foretells another conspiracy of the same parties, but with a different time span? 65 months instead of years. The word is a “revolution of time”. 65 years the first time. 65 months the second time.
    The entire passage is this:
    Isa 7:1 And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.
    Isa 7:2 And it was told the house of David, SAYING,
    Syria is confederate with Ephraim.
    And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.
    Isa 7:3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shearjashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller’s field;
    Isa 7:4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.
    NOTICE that TWO smoking firebrands are mentioned. Not just Rezin of Syria, but also Remaliah of the House of Israel (Samaria).
    Isa 7:5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,
    Isa 7:6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:
    (This is what the EU and UN and our USA leftists and all their NGO’s have conspired to do for years now)
    Isa 7:7 Thus saith the Lord GOD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.
    Isa 7:8 For the head (capital) of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.
    Isa 7:9 And the head (capital) of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah’s son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.
    So the head of Syria is Damascus and the head of Damascus is Rezin.
    Who is the head of Damascus today? Is it really Bashar al-Assad? Or is it Iran’s leaders? No difference between them. Iran uses Syria’s borders to attack and supplies their own soldiers and weaponry to Syria. So in all aspects, can we not substitute Iran’s king for Syria’s king? Or hyphenate their names since they’re connected at the hips? lol.
    WHAT land mass included Syria at the time that verse was spoken? Did it encompass Iran at that time? I’m not sure. If they were ONE, then it seems we can connect these two countries’ kings.
    Now in today’s time, we see Rezin of Syria (Iran) made a deal with Ephraim/Samaria (USA, France, Germany, and also Russia & China) to destroy Judah.
    Everyone here represented Arab interests and were anti-Judah, including President Obama of the USA.
    Could this be the Iran nuclear deal? It was signed in 2015 along with the Climate Change Agreement.
    I know the Climate Change is the Covenant with Many.
    I’m just wondering if it is possible that this reference includes the Iranian Nuclear agreement and could be pointing to a timetable for Iran?
    This passage on Rezin refers to just Ephraim, Judah, and Syria. NOT all the nations as the Covenant with Many did.
    AND remember how Rezin turned around and bit Ephraim (Samaria) when Syria took them captive after dealing with Judah?
    “The Iran nuclear deal framework was a preliminary framework agreement reached in 2015 between the Islamic Republic of Iran and a group of world powers: the P5+1 (the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China—plus Germany) and the European Union.
    Negotiations for a framework deal over the nuclear program of Iran took place between the foreign ministers of the countries at a series of meetings held from March 26 to April 2, 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland. On April 2 the talks came to a conclusion and a press conference was held by Federica Mogherini (High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and Mohammad Javad Zarif (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran) to announce that the eight parties had reached an agreement on a framework deal.”
    NOW look at this….
    Isa 7:8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin;
    within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.
    Suppose this ‘revolution of time’ is not years, but months?
    65 months = 5 years & 5 months.
    Dec 12, 2015 is the Climate Change Agreement + 5 years 5 months = May 12, 2021 (after Passover, but before Shavuot or right at Shavuot???) The USA will be in a civil war at this time no matter who comes to power with the Nov 2020 election.
    April 12, 2015 is the Iranian Nuclear Deal + 5 years 5 months = Sept 2, 2020 (one month prior to Sukkot)
    Just throwing this out. Maybe it doesn’t make any sense after all.