The Order of Melchizedek
This page will focus on the Western and the Middle Eastern religions. Judaism, Christiainity and Islam are 3 religions that have dominated the thought systems, including, morality, laws, social standards, cultures, education, government etc, for most of known history since the collaspe of the ancient Roman civilisation. These 3 religions and the people and regions that they dominate have a polarised good, evil and a linear beginning and end mentality of time, unlike the religions in India, China, Japan, the Mayan civilisation and other ancient civilisations etc, which have the viewpoint that polarities, such as good and evil are just illusions and have a non linear cyclical view of time.
The European civilisations in the West have expanded under the banner of Christianity and the Middle Eastern civilisations in the Arab world have expanded under the banner of Islam. Christianity and Islam have been very domineering compared to any other religions that have existed. This seems to have been part of a very long running plan that has it's origins as far back as the Sumerian civilisation, which started 5000 years ago and was the first civilisation with written records and therefore the first official civilisation that is known about. The Egyptian civilisation officially emerged 700 years later and had alot in common with the Sumerian civilisation.
The Sumerian civilisation emerged fully formed and all studies of the ancient Sumerian civilisation have mentioned how quickly the culture, knowledge and technology seemed to have arose. It created many of the world's firsts, including complex metallurgy. It's called the birthplace of writing and the wheel and it bears alot of resemblances to modern culture and civilisation. But the Sumerians also had advanced astromony, which was much more than was needed for an officially primitive, agricultural society. The Sumerians already knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, they had knowledge about the Solar System, they could predict solar eclispes and other things such as the movements of the planets and they had the world's first calendar, which was more sosphisticated than any other calendar, especially the modern ones.
This is the civilisation that the Patriarch Abraham, the fore father of Judaism, Christiainity and Islam and the cultures, peoples, regions and civilisations that they have influenced and dominated for 2000 years, was born in. Most historians, Jews, Christains and Muslims don't pay that much attention to the fact that Abraham came from Ur in ancient Sumeria and they don't consider the fact that he was probably brought up and lived like any other inhabitant of this very early, but sosphistcated civilisation. The fact that Abraham's origional name was Ab.Ram clearly suggests that he was a native Sumerian and was brought up as a Sumerian, because Ab.Ram had a definite meaning in the ancient Sumerian language, which is "Father's Beloved". Also Abraham's family identified themselves as Ibri, which is the origin of the word Hebrew. The word Ibri is usually translated as "wanderers" or "those who crossed over", but in the ancient Sumerian langualge it meant natives of IBR. IBR is also connected to the original Sumerian name for the city of Nippur, which is NI.IB.RU, which is translated to mean "The Crossing Place". The terms "those who crossed over" and "The Crossing Place" may refer to crossing over from one astrological age to another and it can also mean crossing over from one world or age in the precessional cycle to the next. Ancient Sumeria was the civilisation that crossed over from the 4th world or age to the 5th world or age, which started about 5000 years ago. The common interpretation of these terms is that it is referring to crossing over from another planet to Earth. Zecharia Stitchin, who is the main proponent of this theory, makes very materialistic interpretations of the evidence that he sees, but he ignores all the spiritual and occultic knowledge that these ancient civilisations and cultures had. There is overwealming evidence that ancient and modern civilisations and the elites that rule over them are deeply rooted in the occult. Abraham and his descendants, the Hebrews crossed over from the Age of Taurus to the Age of Aeries and that is why the origion of their name, Ibri, meant "those who crossed over".
Nippur was Sumeria's foremost reliious city and Abram was the forefather of 3 of the world's major religions, which have shaped the culture, laws, social standards, governments etc, in so many modern nations of the world. The Book of Genesis isn't clear as to why Abram was chosen by God to be the Patriarch who was to be "the ancestor of a mulititde of nations." Genesis 17: 4. The evidence suggests that Abram wasn't just a normal citizen of Nippur, but in fact he was from the most noble, priestly class. If that is true then it would be easier to understand why Abram was chosen to be the Patriarch.
Abraham's father was called Terah. The cuniform sign of Tirhu or Terah stemmed directly from that of an object called in Sumerian DUG.NAMTAR, which means Fate Speaker or one who pronounces oracles. Terah's name is a clear indication that Abrahams family weren't just normal Sumerians but were from a priestly family of royal blood. Terah was an oracular priest who was the only one allowed into the innermost chamber of the temple to communicate with the diety through The Stone That Whispers and give the messages out to everyone else. In later times only the Isrealite high priest was allowed into the innermost chamber, which was called the Holy of Hollies, approach the Dvir or speaker and "hear the voice of the Lord speak unto him from off the overlay which is upon the Ark of the Covenant, from between the two Cherubim."
The Sumerian Epic of creation and the Epic of Gilgamesh have very strong similarities to the events in the Book of Genesis. A lot of people believe that the ancient Hebrews copied their stories from the Sumerians when they were exiled in ancient Babylon, but another possibility is that since their forfather, Abraham, was from the Sumerian roalty or from the priest class, it was logical that he and his early descendants would have remembered those texts or stories and the differences between the Bible and the Sumerian texts could be explained as natural morphing of an original story over time, like Chinese wispers. This would be especially true if the culture and language changes.
The fact that the Garden of Eden and the Tower of Babel are in the same region as where the Sumerian civilization is not a coincidence. The Sumerian civilization was the first civilization, with writing and laws etc, that emerged in the period of written history. The emergence of writing, laws and everything else that defines civilization as we know it, is a symptom of Man going into a lower state of consciousness, which is represented by both the Garden of Eden and Tower of Babel stories. Most people think that the emergence of writing and laws was an advancement in the history of Mankind, but the opposite was true, it was a degeneration. As the page called A real creation theory mentions, many ancient civilizations say that the historical era started around 5000 years ago, which is also confirmed by historians. Evening, the setting of the Sun, is named after Eve. This represents how light, knowledge, insight and the ancient sciences went away and a 5000 year long dark age decended on Mankind. Things may not have been that bad initially because there were some rays of light but that light disappeared over time and Mankind descended into an age of ignorance, war and base instincts. This page explains the lowest state of consciousness that we've had for the past 5000 years.
Abraham had respect even in foriegn lands as shown when he went to Egypt in Genesis 12: 14 and later on in Genesis 14: 17, Abram was blessed by the mysterious king and priest called Melchizedek, whom the Bible calls priest of God Most High, just before God made the covernant with Abram. The fact that Abram gave a tithe to Melchizedek suggests that Melchizedek was superior to Abram. Also the fact that Melchizedek blessed Abram also suggests that he was superior to Abram. The person that is doing the blessing is more superior to the person being blessed. Hebrews 7: 6. When Abraham first met Melchizedek, in Genesis 14:18, Melchizedek brought out bread and wine, which was a preview of the bread and wine that Jesus gave to his disciples. This is supported by Hebrews 7:15, that says that Jesus was a priest resembling Melchizedek. Melchizedek was the king of Salem, which is thought to have been Jerusalem before the Hebrews settled in it. The Bible only mentions that Melchizedek was king of this place but it doesn't mention what he did there or give any other details as to what he did in his role as priest and king. The Bible gives very little detail of who Melchizedek was but when it does talk about him it seems to really revere him. Why the Bible is so light on details of Melchizedek while revering him so much is a mystery but it's almost like we aren't supposed to know about him. It should be pointed out that if Melchizedek was like Jesus then that may suggest that he was a spiritual king and that is more important than being a normal king.
The only other mention of Melchizedek in the Old Testament is in Psalm 110: 4 celebrating some victory or conquest of an unnamed king of the Davidic dynasty. The king is said to be a priest forever and a successor of Melchizedek, and the text is translated, "The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek." The letter to the Hebrews 7:15-28, identifies Jesus as the one that Psalm 110: 4 was prophecising. Hebrews 7: 17, saids, "You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek." Hebrews 7: 3 even saids that Melchizedek is, "Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever", just like Jesus. Hebrews 7: 11 even saids that Jesus belonged not to the normal, worldly priesthood that was ultimatly started by Abraham, but to another order altogether, "another priest arising according to the order of Melchizedek rather than one according to the order of Aaron?" Hebrews 7:11, even says that since Jesus belonged to the tribe of Judah and not the tribe of the Levites, he had no business being any kind of religious leader in ancient Israel. But Jesus wasn't of the the Order of Aaron so that rule didn't apply to him. Abraham was someone who started an Earthly religious order, whereas Melchizedek and Jesus started a spiritual order, which is clearly superior to the order of Aaron, which is the foundation of religious thought and society today.
The major feature of the order of Aaron is that it is based on laws, which are based on right and wrong. This is what is mentioned in the Garden of Eden story in the Book of Genesis and the fact that the 10 commandments are written on 2 tablets of stone, which represent polarization. Read the page called a real creation theory that covers this topic indepth. The order of Melchizedek, on the other hand, is a non polarized order, which is not based on right and wrong and that laws are created for. Hebrews 7:13-14 mentions that because Jesus belonged to tribe of Judah he had no authority under the law to be a priest and serve at the altar, that job belonged to the Levites, but Jesus wasn't part of the whole physical sytem and he was not restricted by the law of Moses. Certain Christian denomination have a problem with this because it clearly suggests that Melchizedek is just like Jesus, except he was there before Abraham received his covenant and that there is a different order to Aaron's who descended from Abraham.
Melchizedek seems to have been non physical as Hebrews 7:3 suggests and Jesus didn't have a normal birth either, but what was the point of a virgin birth and why does it make someone superior to other people? The Gnostic gospels solve this mystery when it says that the polarization of people lead to a lower level of reality and ultimately to death. The Gospel of Philip says, "When Eve was still in Adam death did not exist. When she was separated from him death came into being. If he enters again and attains his former self, death will be no more." Also there is another passages in the Gospel of Philip, which says something similar, "If the woman had not separated from the man, she should not die with the man. His separation became the beginning of death. Because of this Christ came to repair the separation which was from the beginning and again unite the two, and to give life to those who died as a result of the separation and unite them. but the woman is united to her husband in the bridal chamber. Indeed those who have united in the bridal chamber will no longer be separated. Thus Eve separated from Adam because it was not in the bridal chamber that she united with him." These two passages and others like them in the Gnostic gospels clearly suggest that Mechizedek and Jesus are superior and could be priests forever because they were in a less polarized state.
Melchizedek, like Jesus, was someone who was in a non polarised state as it is said in these passages in the Gnostic Gospels, "Jesus said, "Among those born of women, from Adam until John the Baptist, there is no one so superior to John the Baptist that his eyes should not be lowered before him. Yet I have said, whichever one of you comes to be a child will be acquainted with the kingdom and will become superior to John." The Gospel of Thomas (46). Melchizedek and Jesus were in a non polarised child state and therefore they are superior to Abraham and John the Baptist. Jesus made it clear who he was and why he was so special in the Gospel of Thomas (61) Jesus said to her, "I am he who exists from the undivided." It's pretty clear that this is what the Order of Melchizedek is about as opposed to what the Order of Aaron is about as it is mentioned in Psalm 110: 4 and Hebrews 7. Obviously the Order of Melchizedek has had alot less members in it than the Order of Aaron, which went on to form Judaism, Christiainity and Islam and all of it's subgroups.
Abraham had two main children who would go on to form a multitude of nations. Abraham's first son was called Ishmael, who was born to an Egyptian called Hagar. God said to Hagar in Genesis 16: 10, "I will so greatly multiply your offspring that they cannot be counted for a multitude." and in Genesis 17: 20 God said, "I will bless him and make him fruitful and exceedingly numerous; he shall be the father of twelve princes, and I will make him a great nation." Ishmael is the ancestor of the Arab tribes and his descendants started the Islamic faith, which is the world's second biggest religion.
Abraham's second child, Isaac, was also told by God in Genesis 22: 17, after Abraham obeyed God's command to sacrifice his son Isaac, but was stopped that, "I will indeed bless you, and I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore." Isaac had a son called Jacob and he had twelve sons like Ishmael, who went on to multiply. The descendants of Isaac, Jacob and his 12 sons have gone on to influence the religions, kingdoms and nations, particulary of the West. The Jews are just one tribe of the 12 original tribes, the tribe of Judah, and it isn't known what happened with the other 11 tribes.
There's some parallels between the sibling rivaly mentioned in the Book of Genesis and the Sumerian gods Enki and Enlil. In the Book of Genesis there was sibling rivalry between Harran and Abraham, between Ishmael and Isaac and between Esau and Jacob. Harran, Ishael and Esau were all first born sons, but they lost their birthright to their younger brothers. What happened between Enki and Enlil is very similar to what happened between Ishmael and Isaac. Enki, like Ishmael, was the first born but Enlil, like Isaac, was born of his father Anu's official spouse called Antu, so he was Anu's heir. Isaac was born of Abraham's official spouse, Sarai, whereas Ishmael was born of Abraham's other spouse called Hagar, who was Sarai's maidservant, so he couldn't get the birthright. There are similarities in the Rules of Succession and the practice of incest to maintain the purest bloodlines possible between the Hebrew Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Sumerian kings and noblemen, who were bound to these rules and incest practices as well. Abraham and Isaac made it clear that they married their sisters and this has created inconsistancy in the Bible because there is a prohibition against sexual relations with relatives, but the practice of incest to maintain a pure bloodline was a Sumerian tradition that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were following because they came from Sumerian royalty, priesthood and nobility.
The main symbol that has always been used in so many cultures, religions, nations etc, of the ancient civilisations such as ancient Egypt and Greece is the Sun. Modern civilisations, particulary in Europe and America use the Sun as their main symbol as well. The Sun was the first thing that was worshipped and venerated in most civilisations, because in primitive societies that depended on agriculture, anything that brought life and fertility became the thing that was to be worshipped and this veneration of the Sun still continued throughout the development of civilisation and into the modern world, even though there isn't such a reliance on agriculture and the seasons.
Christiainity also adopted the Sun as their main symbol, even though officially they rejected the ancient religions and paganism, which worships and vernerates objects like the Sun. It seemed to be something that was too good to give up.
These are just a few of countless examples of Sun imagery that is used in Christiainity. The halos around the heads of Jesus, Mary and the saints are images of the Sun as well. The Sun was the main thing the ancient Egyptians worshipped and the Western civilisations have taken many of the symbols and practices from the ancient Egyptions and put them into their own civilisations. For example every major city in Europe and America puts ancient Egyptian oblisks into their cities and the Vatican, which is the biggest religion in the world, has an ancient Egyptian oblisk in it as well, even though that doesn't seem to have anything to do with Christiainity at all. The ancient Egyptian oblisk represents the penis of the Sun god, so every major city in the Western world, as well as the Vatican, have large penises in them, which is connected to Sun worship. Pope Sixtus V, in 1586, hired a crew of 800 workmen, 160 horses and 45 winches to move an ancient Egyptian oblisk, called the Grand Alter, at great cost, from the ancient Egyptian religious center at Heleopolis to Rome. The Pope placed a strict deathpenalty on any of the workmen who might be responsible for breaking it. The Pope even placed a strict death penalty on any of the onlookers who broke the requirment to remain silent while the oblisk wa being moved to it's destination. There were multitudes of people crowded into the square on September 10th, so the place would have been very quite despite the numbers. This demonstrates how much importance the Vatican placed on this pagan monument from a pagan civilisation that everyone thought Christainity had replaced. The elites of the Vatican and the Western powers still follow the ancient Egyptian religion.
Islam, on the other hand, uses the exact opposite symbol to the Sun, which is the Moon. The Arabs were using the crescent Moon as a symbol long before Islam came about, just like how many cultures in the ancient world were using the Sun as a symbol long before Christiainity came about. Judges 8: 21-27.
Dr Robert Morey points out in his book called The Islamic Invasion, in part 2 titled The Cultural Background of Islam, "Islam's origins have been traced back by scholars to the ancient fertility religion of the worship of the moon god which was always the dominant religion of Arabia. The moon god was worshipped by praying toward Mecca several times a day, making an annual pilgrimage to the Kabah which was a temple of the moon god, running around the Kabah seven times, caressing an idol of a black stone set in the wall of the Kabah, running between two hills, making animal sacrifices, gathering on Fridays for prayers, giving alms to the poor, etc. These were pagan rites practiced by the Arabs long before Muhammad was born."
"What religion today practices the pagan rites of the moon god? Islam! This explains why the crescent moon is the symbol of Islam. It is placed on top of mosques and minarets and displayed on hats, flags, rugs, amulets and even jewelry. Every time you see the Muslim symbol of a crescent moon, you are seeing the ancient symbol of the moon god."
Dr Robert Morey is a biased, fundamentalist Christain who doesn't like or tolerate anyone's religion except his own, but he does demonstrate that Islam emerged out of a civilisation whos god was the Moon and many of the practices that Muslims have is based on this pre Islamic religion of the Moon.
The Arab cultures and the rest of the Islamic world are essentially a counterbalance to the Western world that has been dominated by Christain thought. Both Christiainity and Islam ultimatly emerged from Abraham and the order of Aaron, which is mentioned in Hebrews 7: 11. The Christain and Islamic worlds have alot in common with each other and both have influenced each other in many ways, especially when it has come to science, literature, mathematics etc, but it is interesting to note that in the middle ages when the European continent had adopted a very religious attitude and practises, the Islamic world was more liberal when it came to science, literature and ideas. These days Europe and America are more liberal and the Islamic world has become stricter to balance out this more liberal culture.
The crescent Moon is used all over the Muslim world. Islam came out of the Arab world, which is descended from Ishmael, who was Abraham's firstborn son. The lineage of Abraham split into two branches and each branch uses opposing symbols. The Sun is obviously the dominant symbol, just like the right hand is dominant over the left hand or the rich are dominant over the poor etc. In most polarisations, one side of the polar opposite is dominant over the other. This reflects in the fact that America and Europe are the dominant forces in the world. This dominance is reinforced by the fact that the major cities in America and Europe have ancient Egyptian oblisks in them, which represent the penis of the Sun god. The purpose of splitting the lineage of Abraham or the Order of Aaron into two was to balance out the energies. The West creates Sun energy and the Muslim world creates Moon energy to balance out the polarised world or reality. It's rare for the crescent Moon to be used anywhere in Europe or America outside the Muslim communities there and it's rare for Sun imagery to be used in the Arab and Muslim world.
The crescent Moon was the icon for the Sumerian god Sin, who was Enlil's son, who in turn was Anu's son, a lineage, which mirrors the lineage of the Patriarchs in the Book of Genesis. In at least one Caanite text El or God identifies himself as Yerah and his spouse Nikhal. Yerah is Semetic for Moon or Sin and his spouse, Nikhal, is Semetic for Ningal, which is the Sumerian name for the spouse of the Moon god. Yaweh is derived from the Caanite word Yerah, which is the name of EI, which in Semetic means Moon. Sin was the Moon god of the Sumerians, Yerah of the Caananites, Yaweh to the Hebrews and Allah to the Ishmaelites or Arabs and the rest of the Muslim world. Sin, Yerah, Yaweh or Allah was the god of the Sumerian city of Ur, which is where the Patriarch Abraham came from. Abraham's father, Terah, was the high priest of Ur. Moses received the laws from God in the Sinai peninsula and more specifically on Mount Sinai. The word Sinai is derived from the word Sin, the Sumerian god of the Moon. This demonstrates that the Hebrews still had strong connections with the ancient Sumerian civilisation and the Patriarch Abraham's god of Ur. When Muslims say they worship the same God as Jews and Christains do, they are telling the truth for the reasons just stated.
The religions that emerged out of the lineage of Abraham have shaped the thought systems of people and consequently has shaped society for the past 5000 years. The religion of ancient Sumeria still exists today, except it is polarised, split up into many factions within the two branches that came out of Ishmael and Isaac and has taken on many different lables in different cultures and ethnicities. This is the Order of Aaron as Hebrews 7 discusses.
The Sun was the main god of the ancient Egyptians and the crescent Moon was the main god of the ancient Sumerians, the Europeans adopted the Sun symbolism and the Arabs adopted the symbol of the crescent Moon. Ancient Sumeria was the first civilization to emerge and ancient Egypt followed soon after, both were very sosphisticated and advanced and they were the first two civilizations to have laws. The time period of the emergence of ancient Sumeria and ancient Egypt was when Man entered into the state of polarization that makes the world what it is. Both civilizations used a symbol that was one end of the polar opposites.
Notice how many of the images of the crescent Moon use the 5 pointed star as well. The 5 pointed star is a major symbol in the occult. The 5 pointed star can represent the human body and each point is separated by 72 degrees. The number 72 is used in many cultures. 72 is the number of years it takes to move 1 degree in the precessional cycle. It's takes 25 920 years to complete a precessional cycle or to cycle through all the astrological ages. The number 72 is used in many other cultures and civilisations such as in acient Egypt, ancient China, ancient Babylon, the Cabala, Hinduism, the ancient Mayans etc. See the chapter called The Osiris Numbers in the book Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock. It's interesting that the number 72 also appears in the Islamic religion in the Hadith number 2562, known as the Sunan al-Tirmidhi. Out of any number they could have chosen, they chose 72. This particular passage has caused alot of controversy, but it seems too coincidental that the number they chose is also used in so many other cultures and religions. The passage in the Hadith is probably astrological in nature.
The 5 pointed star is used in America, Europe and the Communist countries. It seems if the United States has an enemy, like Iraq and North Korea, they are using that symbol as well. In the precessional cycle of 25 920 years, there are five ages or worlds within it. The age or world that has existed for the past 5000 years from ancient Sumeria till today is one of the 5 ages or worlds within the precessional cycle. The 5 pointed start represents the 5 ages or worlds withing the precessional cycle and each point is seperated by 72 degrees, which reinforces the point that the 5 pointed star represents the precessional cycle of 25 920 years.
The Gnostic Gospels also refer to the number 72 in the book called On the origin of the world at (105: 10), "All the forms amout to seventy-two. Furthermore, from this chariot the seventy-two gods took shape; they took shape so that they might rule over the seventy-languages of the peoples". In the Jewish mystical tradition, the Qabbalah, there are 72 Powers of the name of God and in the pyramid on the back of the one dollar bill there are 13 levels, which have a total of 72 bricks.
The beginning of the end of the Sumerian civilisation started circa 1940 BC with the Elamite invasion and sack of Ur, then Sumer came under Amorite rule in the Middle Bronze Age and this rule ended in circa 1700 BC with the rise of Babylon under Hammurarabi. Another major factor, which lead to the decline of the Sumerian civilisation was the increasing soil salinity, which lead to a major reduction of agricultural yields. This decline of agricultural productivity lead to a major decline and shift in the Sumerian population from southern Iraq toward the north in the period 2100 BC to 1700 BC. This population reduction severly weakened the Sumerian civilisation in favour of the Addadian civilisation and the Sumerian language only remained a litrary and liturgical language in the same way that the Latin language remained only for government and church buisness in the middle ages, but wasn't used by the general population.
The decline of the Sumerian civilisation also coincided with the beginning of the Age of Aries. There are 3 dates, which have been put forward as the approximate beginning of the Age of Aries. The first one is circa 1658 BC, the second is circa 1875 BC and the third is circa 2150 BC. Whichever one of these dates is true, all of them coincide with the end of the Sumerian civilisation and changes in culture, language, society, religion etc. One of the biggest features of the Age of Aries are efforts to replace polythesism, which is the worship of multiple gods, to monothiesm, which is the worship of one god. The first attempt to create monothiesm was by the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhnaten, who in circa 1350 BC, made Aten the only god to the ancient Egyptians, much to the disdain of the religious leaders, who restablished the original polythestic religion of ancient Egypt after Akhenaten's death. It's possible that Moses was influenced by Akhenaten's revolutionary new monothiestic religion and he made that new monothiestic religion his own idea and the main feature of the Hebrew religion. When Moses sees his people worshipping the golden calf, after comming down from Mount Sinai, he condemns them. Most people believe that the Hebrews were sinning by worshipping the golden calf because they were supposed to worship Yaweh. But another possibility is that the Hebrews were sinning by worshipping the golden calf, because it was a symbol of the previous Age of Taurus and the worship of the bull diety. The Hebrews who worshipped the golden calf were hanging onto the Age of Taurus and that was outdated. The ancient Hebrews used the Ram's horns and this is thought to represent the Age of Aries. Joshua 6: 5, "And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him." There is an important part in the Book of Genesis where Abraham is ordered by God to sacrifice his son, Isaac, to test his loyalty. When God sees that Abraham will go ahead and sacrifice his son, God stops Abraham and tells him to sacrifice a ram instead, "And Abraham looked up and saw a ram, caught in a thicket by its horns. Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt-offering instead of his son." The fact that a ram plays a prominant role at this important part of the Book of Genesis and the lineage of Abraham, shows that the Age of Aries, which is represented by the ram, was an important part of history. Abraham was born in 1991 BC, which is about the time that the Sumerian civilisation was declining as well as the ending of the Age of Taurus and the beginning of the Age of Aries, which was to create new civilisations, cultures, languages, religions etc, which is exactly what happened after Abraham was born. Abraham's purpose appears to have been to usher in the new Age of Aries and to end the previous Age of Taurus.
It is worth mentioning that in the transition period between the Age of Taurus and the Age of Aeries, the mysterious priest king called Melchizedek, who was mentioned before, makes an appearance and is involved in an important moment in Abraham's life and the history of the Hebrews and history as well. Is it a coincidence that 2000 years later, during the transition between the Age of Aeries and the Age of Picies, that Jesus makes an appearance, which alters the culture, society, religion etc? It's an even bigger coincidence that Melchizedek and Jesus just happen to have the same features as each other according to Hebrews 7. Everything that occurs in the Old Testament after Abraham receives the Covenant happens in the Age of Aeries. The Old Testament gives only brief accounts of the events that occured during the Age of Taurus and before that Age. Jesus and the New Testament ushered in the Age of Picies, which closed the Age of Aeries and the laws and practices of the Old Testament brought in by the Order of Aaron. The Isreali kingdom was destroyed, the Jews were exiled from the land of Isreal, the ancient Roman empire and civilisation collasped sending Europe into the dark ages and the ancient Egyptian religion, which had lasted for thousands of years, ended once and for all in the transition to the Age of Pieces. Jesus was called The Lamb of God. Could this be a reference to the Age of Aeries? Jesus, The Lamb of God, was sacrificed at the end of the Age of Aeries and the Old Testament laws were nailed to the cross as well, which signifies that the laws that had been practiced during the Age of Aeries were no longer relevant to the new Age of Piecies, which was starting. Col. 2: 14.
The fish was used as an early symbol of early Christianity and it's not surprising that it turns up in the archeological site in the Megiddo prison. The image below is the Funerary stele of Licinia Amias, which is one of the earliest Christian inscriptions.
These two opposing fishes in the Megiddo prison are also inside an octagon, which is used by other religions. The octagon forms the basis for the Iching or Book of changes and the octagon is used a lot in Islam as well. The Dome of the Rock, which is the place that people believe Abraham was told to sacrifice his son and is the place where the temple was, is in the shape of an octagon as well. In numerology the number 8 is the goal of the initiate, having gone through the seven stages. Eight is Infinity, paradise regained and in Christianity 8 is regeneration and rebirth. The font is usually octagonal as symbolizing the place of regeneration. The octagon, which is a geometric representation of the number 8, is an appropiate symbol for resurrection theme of Christianity. The theme of rebirth doesn't just apply to the individual, it applies to the world as well and this is what this mosaic symbol in this church is about. It's saying that the Age of Piecies will lead to a regeneration of the world.
In the transition period between the Age of Pieces and the Age of Aquarius, the cultures, societies, nations, particulary those in Europe and America, and the religions etc, will collapse and something new will be born out of all those things. Also judging by the fact that Melchizedek appeared during the transition between the Age of Taurus and the Age of Aeries and Jesus appeared during the transition between the Age of Aeries and the Age of Pieces, it looks like there will be another appearance of a great teacher soon in the transition between the Age of Picies and the Age of Aquarius. The Gospel of Mark seems to make a reference to the Age of Aquarius. More about the Age of Aquarius can be found on this page.
In Mark 14: 13, Jesus makes a strange statement, which some researchers say could be a reference to the Age of Aquarius. In this passage Jesus saids, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, 'The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' This passage is strange because men didn't carry jars of water in that society, that was strictly a woman's job and the jobs of men and women were clearly defined back then. The fact that this passage could be referring to the Age of Aquarius and the fact that it's been linked with the Passover with his 12 disciples shows that this passage has astrological symbolism in it. Could the Passover in this passage be referring to the passover between one astrological age to the next? Also in this passage Jesus announces that one of his 12 disciples, Judas Iscariot, will betray him to the authorities as the Lamb to be sacrificed. Juds Iscariot betrays Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, Mathew 26: 14-16. Each astrological age is made up of 30 degress, and each degree lasts for 72 years each. Judas Iscariot then commits suicide after he betrays Jesus. Could this part of the passage be referring to the end of one of the 12 astrological ages after Judas Iscariot, one of the 12 disciples, betrays Jesus to be sacrificed as the Lamb, then kills himself? Was Judas Iscariot representing the Age of Aeries that was about to end or die?
The symbol of Judaism is a triangle pointing up and a triangle pointing down merged together called the Hexagram. The Hexagram is the most basic representation of balance and it has the same meaning as the Yin and Yang symbol and the Galactic Butterfly of the Mayans. The Bible never saids that King David ever used a star and none of the other Jewish books such as the Talmud or the Rabbincal literature say that King David used a star either. Also Judaism forbids the use of images or symbolism.
Judaism is where Christianity and then Islam came out from. Christiainity and Islam are ultimately branches of the Order of Aaron, which came out of the lineage of Abraham. The symbol of Judaism suggests that it is the balance between Christainity or the West, which uses the Sun as a symbol, and the Arab and Islamic world, which use the Moon as a symbol. It is interesting to point out that Isreal is between the Western, Christain world, which uses the Sun and the Middle Eastern, Arab and Muslim world, which uses the crescent Moon. Also Isreal is at the geographical center of the Eurasian continent. This is why Isreal is such a strategic location and why it was chosen to be the main religious center for all 3 of the worlds major religions. Ezekiel 5: 5, "Thus says the Lord GOD, 'This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her." The nations that surround Jerusalem are divided into two parts, the nations that use the Sun or the Western, Christain world, and the nations that use the crescent Moon, or the Middle Eastern and Muslim world. The Hexagram, which is a symbol of balance can also mean the center between polar opposites. Giza, which is nearby, is the geographical center of the world's landmass and that is why the Pyramid was built at that location.
The Bible may appear to be critical to the ancient Egyptians, but when it comes to the Pyramid at Giza, the Bible seems to revere it. In Isaiah 19: 19-20, "On that day ther will be an altr to the LORD in the center of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the LORD at its border. It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD of host land of Egypt; when they cry to the LORD because of oppressors, he will send them a savior, and will defend and deliver them."
Secret societites like the Freemasons use both the Sun and the Moon because they understand the concepts of polarisation and the need to unify the polar opposites to get in touch with their true selves, which is represented by the all seeing eye, which is put between the Sun and the Moon. The compass and square, which is their main symbol that is displayed to the public, is a disguised Hexagram.
The image on the left is the Stele of Ur Nammu, circa 2200 BC, showing the crescent Moon on the top.
This is a mosiac from Megiddo prison in Isreal, which is the oldest Christian church found in Israel so far. The interesting thing about this mosiac is that it shows two opposing fishes, which is the symbol of Piecies. This church was built in the 3rd or 4th centurary AD and this is the time period where major changes were happening to civilizations, culture and religion, made up Christian Europe, which led to the modern world today.