Archives for November 2017

Surprising Origins of the Star of David

As it often happens, my research (this time about the Star of David) made me find much more than I bargained for. I hope you will benefit from it.

The usage of the six-pointed star, called “the Star of David” as a sign of Jewish identity began only in the Middle Ages. Before that, the sign of the Jewish identity was always a menorah.

The religious usage of the Star of David among the Jews began much earlier, however. A shield with this star engraved was found in a synagogue in Galilee, dating to the third or fourth century AD.

Star of David, or Seal of Solomon?

The name the “Star of David” is quite new. Before it, this star was called the “Seal of Solomon”. The story of Read more…

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The Second Book of Enoch – Summary and Explanation

There are three books of Enoch in total.

The first one is known by most Christians; the second one is a pseudepigraphal work surviving only in Slavonic translations (and there are some Coptic fragments found of it as well), though it’s believed that it’s translated from a Greek source and that the Greek translation was done from the Aramaic or Hebrew original.

And the third book of Enoch is a work that gravitates towards Jewish mystical writings, and is, like the second book of Enoch, of a tradition which follows a belief that Enoch, when he was taken by YHWH into heavens, was transformed into an angel.Read more…

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The Book of Giants in Dead Sea Scrolls And Other Sources

The fragments of The Book of Giants discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls give us a better insight into the events recorded in Genesis 6:4 about the time when giants dwelt on earth.

In The Book of Enoch and other apocryphal books we read that when the sons of YHWH descended to take human women for their wives, they taught them all kinds of things that they themselves knew not in full, and because of these teachings humanity fell into immorality and destruction.

Through the teachings of the fallen ones the whole world became defiled and therefore YHWH had to cause the flood to wipe out the corrupted creation.Read more…

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Hebrew Gospel of Matthew

According to Nehemia Gordon, a Karaite Jew, more than 27 Hebrew manuscripts of the Gospel of Matthew exist.

Whether those are originals are to be decided when Nehemia publishes them (I’m not sure if he will share with us originals or translations). However, the nine accessible manuscripts based on which George Howard published a book suffered from interpolations and therefore they should be read with caution.

George Howard’s manuscripts are from Shem Tov’s book which was written by this rabbi (Shem Tov) in the fourteenth century to refute Christianity. So this rabbi preserved the Hebrew gospel in doing so, as he copied each line of it in order to refute it line-by-line.

I chose in this article to analyze Shem Tov’s preserved gospel in Hebrew because, if interpolations are ignored, one can gain a better clarity about the teachings of Yeshua.Read more…

Ark of the Covenant Was Not Lost but Hidden

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

— Luke 8:17

It is believed by some that the Ark of the Covenant is hidden in Ethiopia. It is claimed that King Solomon had an illegitimate son from the queen of Sheba whose name was Menelik. When Menelik visited Solomon, it is claimed that Solomon gave him many gifts and wanted him to stay in Jerusalem, but Menelik wanted to return to his own country.Read more…

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About Simona Rich: Childhood, India, New Age Days, and Salvation

More Proof That the Holy Spirit Is Feminine

In this article I provide further proof from various sources that the Holy Spirit has a feminine gender. In this post I quote from the Old Testament, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and the writings of early leaders of the Eastern as well as Western churches.

I also mention relevant Church history as well as quote from the works of some of the Biblical languages’ scholars that are related to this topic.

Please read the first article on the gender of the Holy Spirit for the main information, as this post is a sequel providing further resources in support of the feminine gender of the Spirit of God.Read more…

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