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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Christian Talmud and the Jewish Gospels Too

It is the Unlearned who bring trouble into the world...

- Rabbi Judah Ha-Nazi

Once again, the evidence continues to show clear indications that the Gospels is definitively Jewish. Indeed, in many ways the Talmud manages to reiterate literally every unique metaphor and symbolism seen in the Christian New Testament. Read on and enjoy:

TALMUD: Two sheep and two tenth parts of flour were demanded as an offering, whereas of wine only the smallest possible quantity was to be offered. This was a hint that wine is always to be used sparingly, as indulgence in it leads to mischief. (Talmud, Tanchum. Sheminee)
GOSPEL: While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, 'Take, eat, this is My body.' And when He had taken a cup of wine and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom.' (Matthew 26:26-29)

TALMUD: Have no undue compassion for tyrants, and you will not become a tyrant over those who deserve compassion. (Tanchum. Metzora)
GOSPEL: 'Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.'...And He said to them, 'Whose likeness and inscription is this?' They said to Him, 'Caesar's.' Then He said to them, 'Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's.' And hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away. (Matthew 22:19-22, Mark 12:17, Luke 20:25)

TALMUD: (Jerusalem in) Palestine is destined to be the centre of the globe. (Tanchum. Kedoshim)
GOSPEL: Nevertheless I must journey on...for it cannot be that a prophet would perish outside of Jerusalem. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it! will not see Me until the time comes when you say, 'BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!' (Luke 13:33-35)

TALMUD: God blessed Adam, Noah and Abraham, but He endowed Abraham with the power of blessing which the Lord will endorse. (Talmud, Tanchum. Nosou)
GOSPEL #1: Some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in and to set him down in front of Him. But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on (T)the roof and let him down...with his front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, He said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven you.' The scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, 'Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?' But Jesus, aware of their reasonings, answered and said to them, "Why are you reasoning in your hearts? Which is easier to say, 'Your sins have been forgiven you,' or to say, 'Get up and walk?' (Just) so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.'' He said to the paralyzed man, 'I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home.' Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God. They were all struck with astonishment...saying, 'We have seen remarkable things today.' (Luke 5:18-26)
GOSPEL #2: For you will go on BEFORE THE LORD TO PREPARE HIS WAYS, To give to His people the knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God with which the Sunrise from on high will visit us. (Luke 1:76-78)

TALMUD: God consulted the Torah when about to create man, but the Torah was dubious about calling man into existence, for since his days would be so short and his ways so perverted he would require much forbearance. God's reply was, 'By thee (Torah) I declare myself as a God merciful, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and in truth.' (Talmud, Tanchum. Pekudai)
GOSPEL: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:1-5)

TALMUD: This much one should know, the phrase...'the world to come' does not imply that it is a world yet to be called into existence; it exists already, but the phrase is employed to describe the life into which those who are in the present stage of existence will be transposed when they throw off this mortal coil. (Tanchum. Vayikra)
GOSPEL: Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God. (Luke 9:27, Matthew 16:28, Mark 9:1)

TALMUD: The leper, the blind, the abject poor, and those who have no progeny, are as though dead. (Talmud, Tanchum. Tsav)
GOSPEL: Now as He approached the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow...When the LORD saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, 'Do not weep.' And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, 'Young man, I say to you, arise!' The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother. Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God. (Luke 7:12-16)

TALMUD: The leper, the blind, the abject poor, and those who have no progeny, are as though dead. (Talmud, Tanchum. Tsav)
GOSPEL: 'Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?” Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, 'Don’t be afraid; just believe'...When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, 'Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.' 40 But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother...and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!'... Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. (Mark 5:35-42)

TALMUD: The leper, the blind, the abject poor, and those who have no progeny, are as though dead. (Talmud, Tanchum. Tsav)
GOSPEL: Jesus said to him, 'Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.' (Matthew 8:22)

TALMUD: In order not to cause jealousy as to who should be the seventy elders, Moses cast lots by taking seventy-two slips representing six of each tribe, writing the word 'elder' on seventy of the slips and leaving the two odd ones blank. Seventy-two men then drew out each of them a slip, and those who drew blanks had to give up their claims (Tanchum. Behaaloscha)
GOSPEL #1: After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go...The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.' (Luke 10:1,17) in New International Version, Douay-Rheims 1899 American Version
GOSPEL #2: Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come...The seventy returned with joy, saying, 'Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.'
(Lue 10:1,17) in New American Standard, New King James or 21st Century King James Version

TALMUD The harp upon which the Levites played had seven strings. (Talmud, Tanchum. Behaaloscha)
GOSPEL: And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, 'I feel compassion for the people...and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.' The disciples said to Him, 'Where would we get so many loaves in this desolate place to satisfy such a large crowd?' And Jesus said to them, 'How many loaves do you have?' And they said, 'Seven, and a few small fish.' And He directed the people to sit down on the ground and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. And they all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, seven large baskets full. And those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. (Matthew 15:32-37)

The Talmud, by Rabbi Joshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Working-Class Hands of the LORD God

He's got the whole world in His hands

In several ways, modern man seems to have overlooked, or perhaps forgotten, many obvious, yet vitally important parts of the Bible. This is most especially the case when it comes to the very first one or two pages. Indeed, one of the strangest aspects to the beginning of the Book of Genesis is how the author Moses immediately introduces an omnipotent entity called God, Elohim in Hebrew, who quickly goes to work creating the Heavens and the Earth and all the living plants and animals in around seven days by using His mere words alone, but then changes the subject entirely in the very next chapter and suddenly introduces a completely different entity known as the LORD God, or Adonai in Hebrew.

As the Bible states, this particular Divine Being seems to find Himself in the dark void that had existed before Creation and notices that the water is rising up from the depths of the Abyss, perhaps threateningly. Then, like a creative child who desires to impress His even more creative Father, the LORD God makes His own version of a man from the pre-existing clay, dirt, and water, by using His own hands, similar to what a working-class craftsman would do, and endows the little creature with an immortal soul, calling him Adam. He carefully places His new creation in a garden on Earth, called Eden, which He has carefully cultivated and organized, once again just like a working-class male quietly working in His own tiny back-yard who gets His hands dirty for a living, rather than some uppity, elitist sorcerer who can create with His mere words alone.

Reading Scriptures closely enough, one notices that, except for the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the other plants and trees in the 'Garden' are not really His personal creation. Obviously, the LORD God (Adonai) must have taken them from the surrounding wilderness that God had already created out of nothing using only the power of His words. Later, like a talented sculptor, the LORD God once again uses His hands to create different animals from the already existing water, dirt and clay and then has the man Adam personally name these new creations separately, like an expert Zoology professor teaching His young graduate student how to designate and classify new species.

Unlike God who, in the beginning, created life from just words and without any 'profane' use of the hands, the LORD God apparently uses His hands quite often and with skilled craftsmanship. Also, like a professional surgeon and match-maker, the LORD (Adonai) goes on to carefully remove a rib bone from Adam, stitches up the wound, and then creates a female companion for him named Eve. Put bluntly, the LORD God may not be an omnipotent Creator like God who needs only seven days to finish anything and everything, but He is obviously very skilled at using His Hands in a variety of ways.

When I’m out walking, I strut my stuff yeah I’m so strung out. I’m high
as a kite I just might stop to check you out. Let me go on like I
blister in
the sun. Let me go on Big Hands I know you’re the one.

- Blister in the Sun, by the Violent Femmes

Throughout the centuries, some Biblical scholars, starting with the Gnostics, the Manicheans, and other protesting dissenters, have come to some very strange, perhaps even deceitful, conclusions about God, who created everything using only His voice, and about the LORD God, who sculpted and formed the first man and woman, tended their beloved 'Garden', and performed medical surgery using His own two hands to perform these tasks. Because of these innate differences, some have apparently decided that the LORD God (Adonai), the 'Jewish' God, must be an insane impostor god, a Devil, who is keeping us from discovering the higher, one, true God that created all life through His words in just six days. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Indeed, the LORD God’s talented use of His hands is similar to the way mankind differs from any of the other animals. Put specifically, and scientifically speaking, it is mankind (Homo Sapiens) alone that has learned to use his or her hands to manipulate objects with ever increasing precision in order to create various types of useful, material inventions. Reading Genesis carefully enough, the LORD God’s original hand-made designs of man, woman, and all the animals, which have truly become a part of God's seven day creation, clearly indicate He has been a master-craftsman from the very beginning of creation. Likewise, and ever since Adam and Eve, mankind has been kept busy as His various apprentices and assistant journeymen along the way.

As it clearly states in Genesis, God, called El or Elohim in Hebrew, does indeed create man in His own image, but does not even bother to give any of them names or help them to survive the wild and feed themselves. In stark contrast, the LORD God, known simply as Adonai, creates only one man with His own two hands, calls him Adam, and endows him with an immortal soul (a ghost) that survives biological death, taking care to give him healthy food and produce from the Garden so that he never goes hungry. Then, like a good, loving father, the LORD even becomes worried that His single male creation might be lonely and need a suitable partner, almost as if the LORD God Himself had also known personally what it was like to day-dream and long for some Divine female companionship and heterosexual love.

As most readers of the Bible already know, the LORD God also specifically instructs Adam and Eve not to eat from the two special trees in the middle of His garden called Eden. He gives them no other commandment at all. Tragically, the wise and evil serpent almost immediately seduces them both into disobedience and wicked behavior, causing the LORD to become curious and then enraged, much like a cautious master-craftsman who suddenly finds that His apprentice, along with his new girl, has just managed to ruin and destroy everything by disobeying the only commandment that the LORD God had given him.

Using the fossil records left from past ages as indications, scientists now assume that huge reptiles called dinosaurs were the first life-forms before any mammals, including man, came into existence. Keep in mind that serpents are also reptiles which are directly related to the dinosaurs. Now in terms of scientific speculation, there seems to be a distinct possibility that some highly-advanced reptile humanoids from the distant past may have managed to develop dinosaurs on earth, but eventually proved completely incapable of ever making them intelligent and self-aware, even though they had hundreds of millions of years to do so. In distinct contrast, the LORD God made man evolve quite rapidly in less than a few million. The Jewish Babylonian Talmud states the following:

The higher the position the greater is the fall, and this applies to the
who, not only was the chief of all animals, but walked upright
like man, and
when it fell it sank into the reptile world.

- Genesis Rabba 19

In contrast, the LORD God’s hand-crafted, warm-blooded, mammalian creation known as mankind eventually succeeded in prospering and advancing very fast, as history has indeed shown, just as the cold-blooded, and clearly evil, serpent’s feeble attempts at evolution, which only created extremely stupid dinosaurs, failed miserably.

Ten Commandments

In truth, man’s slow, but steady progress out of the Neanderthal caves of yesteryear is mainly due to the LORD God’s continued love and attention for His creation. Basically, the God (El) who creates biological life by words alone still tends to remain the unknowable, even the unthinkable, while the highly-skilled craftsman known as the LORD God (Adonai), who creates immortal souls (ghosts) with His own two hands, has probably been the true source of our intellectual and societal advancement for thousands of years. Obviously, the LORD God of the Holy Bible is a male immortal with hands and feet just like mankind and may have even been married to a female goddess sometime before, but is now alone and extremely preoccupied with caring for all the men and women of planet Earth. Indeed, it is the LORD God (Adonai), the Father of man, the God of nature, who is endowed with a distinct, individual personality as seen and realized throughout the entire Holy Bible. It is Him alone, and not the wicked, cunning serpent and father of the failed dinosaurs, who has been the hidden intelligence guiding Jews, Christians, and Muslims towards a glorious and beautiful future that still lies ahead.

A Special-Effects Photo depicting God's Hands

May the LORD God bless you in the name of St. Judas Maccabaeus.