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Before closing out this chapter, there is one more category of mythological symbolism that I think we should explore, that being
myths and legends born out of the fantasizing and or spiritualizing of a tribes engrained cultural traditions, customs, and standards -
call this category Intra-
sprung forth from rather practical and sometimes rational elements of early Semitic culture. It is important to remember that Semitic
culture predates the religion of Judaism. Judaism was spawned out of Semitic culture, not the other way around. When the Hebrews invented
their religions, that is to say, both Judaism and Early Christianity, they used the traditions, systems, and standards of their
Semitic culture as source material -
to persuade the masses that their social systems were divinely ordained hence not subject to challenge by their subjects -
of god to the government was common in the ancient world. I have covered this subject of Intra-
extensively, in my book The Secret Origins of Judaism -
acquaint my readers with the basics of how Intra-
given culture -
All religions are man-
of what the religionists claim. All religions are the results of cultural evolution, hence the sources of a religion’s tenets are always
discoverable within the underlying culture -
regional influences and societal proclivities of neighboring nations that effect the collective psyche of the community or culture.
derived from the migration and merging of Semitic societal customs into the rituals, traditions, and doctrine of their religion; this,
of course, applies also to Christianity and Islam which are offshoots of Semitic Judaism..
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God personally guides the Exodus of the Israelites
We have been taught that god, himself,intervened so as to emancipate the Hebrew people from their alleged bondage to the Egyptians, that
god persecuted the Egyptians till they agreed to free the Israelites. After the Israelites were freed, it is alleged that god himself, shielded
in the Pillar of a Cloud, by day;and shielded in a Pillar of Fire by night guided the Israelites through the desert wilderness in search
for a new Promised Land in which they would establish their nationhood, under the aegis of their god, Yahweh, conveniently
resident in the local Temple. This is a very bizarre story, and I doubt that you can form a rational picture of such an event having ever
literally occurred in history. This, on the face of it, is an absurd myth, but nevertheless, in truth, this puzzling tale contains a germ of truth
which is reflective of its cultural underpinnings. Our task is to expose that germ of truth from which this fanciful tale was germinated, and
utilized by the Jewish Priesthood as they composed this particular fictional episode of the alleged Hebrew exodus from Egypt.
Exodus 13:18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out
of the land of Egypt.
light; to go by day and night: He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
The above verses are unambiguous; according to the bible the Israelites were lost in a desert that, of course, had no roads or travel
signs to mark the way to wherever they were going -
profane to look upon the the divine deity or even to mention his sacred name, god clothed himself in a Pillar formed of a cloud during
the day, and he, Yahweh, clothed himself in a Fire Pillar during darkness. This is truly a whale of a tale, however the key to
discovering the germ of secular truth within this yarn lay in the Semitic nomadic culture. The Hebrews were nomadic people, and
nomads never, or hardly ever, stay in one place more than a season. Nomads are constantly on the move so as to provide pasture for their
animals, so these travelers and wanderers were very adapt at using the dynamics of the natural environment to map their courses through
According to the bible, god was their guide and god wrote or allegedly Moses wrote how he, god, managed to guide the Israelites
through the wilderness. Of course we know that god did not write this fiction -
the tale was written by a nomad that was intimately familiar with systems of mapping a course through uncharted territory by reading
nature’s signs of direction as indicated by the natural environment. The content of this fable clearly indicates the mindset of a desert nomad,
so the question that we should ask so as to ascertain the real germ of truth, is how did the nomads actually navigate the deserts and is
there a possible relationship to clouds and pillars of fire that can explain this navigation. As I have noted above, our path to
understanding religious fantasies can often be extrapolated from the underlying culture from which the theological fantasy has evolved,
thus indicating Intra-
The greatest asset for navigating the desert wilderness as well as the open seas are the guiding cosmic lights -
immemorial. Navigators have always used the celestial North Pole as their guide for determining their position and course of direction
on the open seas and the sprawling deserts. It is not just the Pole Star alone that serves as the guide but the whole region of circumpolar
constellations that circuit the Celestial Pole -
trained observer. Chief among all of the polar constellations are the Bear Constellations, commonly called Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
It is easy to conceive the North Star itself i.e. Polaris as a Pillar of Light, but actually I suggest, and navigational history confirms, that
it is the entire circumpolar region that serves as a navigational guide for those who traverse uncharted geographical regions, whether at
land or sea. Take note of this quote from the book, Star Names and Their Meaning by Richard Allen, under the heading for the
constellation Ursa Major wherein various historical references to this star-
deserts of Arabia, through which, according to Diodorus the Sicilian,
Travelers direct their course by the Bears, in the same manner as is done at
sea. They serve this same purpose to the Badawiyy [Bedouin] of today, as
Mrs. Sigourney describes in The Stars, writing of Polaris:
“The weary caravan with chiming bells,
Making strange music against the desert sand,
Guides by the pillar d fires its nightly march”
The biblical pillar of fires a clear reference to the constellations of the circumpolar region which the ancients have used for
ascertaining their compass directions since time immemorial. Actually the seven lights (fires) of the Big Dipper were commonly
referred to as Pillars of Fire as it is the most notable of the circumpolar groupings, and two of its stars , Dubhe and Merak, point
directly to the North Star.
Now as regards the use of a pillar of a cloud to guide the way during the daytime -
type clouds, their elevation, upper atmospheric air flows and other factors. The flow of the various clouds are consistent to conditions
prevalent at their elevation, except in cases of weather disturbances. The effect of all this is that the nomads, when starting out on their
desert treks could relate their compass directions to the flow of the clouds, and thereby map and maintain their course direction by
simply referencing the flow of the clouds as they proceeded.
In the above, I think that the link to Intra-
of god guiding the Israelites through the desert wilderness by means of pillars of fire and clouds was done by god in person, and written
into the scriptures by the prophet Moses, but the real truth is too obvious to ignore -
nomadic shepherd that wrote a story that clearly reflects his own experiences and culture as a Semitic nomad. The Semitic
nomads customarily used the circumpolar constellations and the flow of the clouds to navigate the deserts, and lo and behold, when
composing this myth about the Israelite exodus they superimposed their own experiences onto their tribal god with the ludicrous claim
that Yahweh led the Hebrews through the wilderness by the same methods that the nomads have used from time immemorial.
According to the Jews, the celebration of Passover was initiated in commemoration of god’s liberation of the Hebrews from bondage in Egypt. Actually Passover, by whatever name, is an old Semitic tradition that predates the advent of Judaism. The celebration could not have started to celebrate Jewish liberation from Egypt because the Jews/Hebrews were never in bondage to the Egyptians -
So the biblical verses above give recitation to the Jewish basis for commemorating the Passover festival. The gist of this fairytale as given in Exodus of the bible, is that Yahweh, the tribal god of the Hebrews, had to pressure Pharaoh into releasing the Hebrews from slavery; hence the Hebrew god sent ten plagues, in succession, upon the Egyptians. The final plague or punishment that caused Pharaoh to relent and allow the enslaved Israelites (Hebrews) to leave Egypt was the death decree to all the firstborn of Egypt; whereas the god, at the stroke of midnight, passed-
Of course, being that we are rational human beings, we realize that this is clearly a fictional tale; but what actually concerns us, or should concern us, is the mindset of the individual (or group) that had the gall to pen this blatantly farcical story as a true and historical event.
I mentioned in the previous explanation above, concerning the farcical Jewish rendition of Yahweh clothing himself in a Cloud by day and Fire by night so as to lead the Israelites through the desert wilderness, that the key to the real truth is found by focusing on the mindset of the writer of these ludicrous tales. And we have shown and proven, definitively I believe, that the writer was a Semitic Nomad who pulled upon his own culture and experiences in the formulation of these mythical stories. These stories were not just pulled out of nowhere or from baseless imagination; these stories are a modified reflection of the underlying culture, even though significantly altered and extremely fantasized. These myths are the offshoot of Intra-
According to the biblical verses that we just cited, god instructed the Hebrews to smear sacrificial blood at the entrances to their houses so as to render the home miraculously protected by the sacrificial blood of the lamb. This is the gist of it -
But when we peruse the history of the Semitic people, which includes, among others, the Phoenicians and Canaanites, as well as the Judaeans -
It was the custom of the pre-
The Semitic superstition about the sacredness and saving-
Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
The key factor of the alleged Passover miracle was the belief of the acolytes in the divine healing and protective power of the Sacrificial Blood of the Lamb. It was the blood of the lamb smeared at the house entrances that protected the inhabitants from the wrath of god -
There is a wealth of information to be gained on this subject of the protective and healing powers of blood, as believed by the Semites and others by researching the terms Taurobolium and Criobolium -
The Passover festival, under whatever name, goes back to times preceding the advent of the Hebrew religious observation which they have named Passover (Pesach). Among the nomadic Semites there was an observance every Spring that had all the trappings of the Jewish Passover. During the springtime Lambing Season of the Semites which coincided with their New Year as indicated by the crossing of the sun over the Vernal Equinox, it was the Semitic custom to daub the blood of the sacrificed lambs on their tent-
Copied below is an excerpt from Chapter Three of the recently published book by Malik Jabbar,
“The Astrological Foundation of the Christ Myth, Book Four, 2nd Edition”