Book of Isaiah deciphering.

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Book of Isaiah deciphering.

Post by Ethan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:13 pm

I have being independently studying the Old Testament but mostly Isaiah and trying to give it an historical context, I have also studied the multiple author theory, since there is a Chronological gap between Isaiah 1-39 and 40-66 , Since the first part talks about Hezekiah whom is believed to live in the 7th century BCE and the second part of Isaiah documents King Cyrus whom lived in the 5th century BCE, so from verse 39 to 40 it jumps two centuries, from my research it doesn't, there is in fact continuity from 39 to 40 and it all revolves around a 'Conduit'.

Isaiah 39:8 is the same verse as 2 Kings 20:19 and the following verse, 2 Kings 20:20 it writes about how Hezekiah made a Pool and a conduit which was used to bring water into the city, few verses after Isaiah 39, verse 41:17, it writes 'I will open rivers' and 'I will make the wilderness a pool of water' , this is talking about the conduit built by Hezekiah and a 'Water gate' was used to open/close the rivers, the OT described the mechanism for opening/closing these gates that is the wheeled structure described in the Book of Ezekiel, or Ezekiel's Wheel, which most believe to be abstraction, but was a physical structure and studying the language, i believe it is also described in 1 Kings 7:1 and so identifying King Solomon with Hezekiah who i also identify with Ezekiel , In Hebrew, Hezekiah and Ezekiel interchange.

Isaiah 39:7 writes about Eunuchs in the palace of the King of Babylon, Eunuchs was a Persian practise, so the historical context here is 3rd-4th century BCE , which makes senses since Cyrus is mentioned in Isaiah 45:1, that talks about Cyrus freeing captives and toppling Babylon,
it is commonly known that Babylon fell in 539 BCE but historically it didn't , since that office was still continuing through the Persian Empire, since the Persian Kings were also 'Kings of Babylon' the last king of Babylon was Darius III, thus Babylon fell in 330 BCE and Alexander the Great in doing so freed the Eunuchs or Slaves of the Persian Empire, in the Greco-Asian world, Alexander the Great was known as ' Κύριος της Ασίας or 'Lord of Asia' and the title ' Κύριος can also be written Κύρος and is identical to the name Cyrus, so 'Lord of Asia' sounded like 'Cyrus of Asia' or לִמְשִׁיחֹו לְכֹורֶשׁ since the Hebrew word for Asia is Meshech.

The one obstacle is Hezekiah, how can he be contemporary with Alexander the Great, the clue is throughout the Old Testament which overemphasis the Fall of Tyre, the last king was Azemilcus , this name came from Greek 'Ἀσζέμιλκος , this is suffixed 'Milcus' or ' מֶלֶךְ and so his name in Hebrew would be 'King Hezek' .

The most infamous verse in Isaiah is 14:12, this is a direct reference to the Fall of Tyre, but the way it is written in English translations is very odd , but a clue is Isaiah 14:31, begins ''Howl, 'O Gate, Cry O City' . 'O Howl' in the Hebrew is יָלַל but similar to 'halal' in Isaiah 14:12 often mistranslated as Lucifer, it is not saying 'O Lucifer' but 'O Howl'.

Isaiah 14:12 ' A mist shall come down from the heavens, upon the dawning of the day and shall Howl 'Cut down they cedars and weaken the nations

Rather then 'son of morning', it was describing the 'dawning of the day' because 'Tyre' fell at dawn see Joshua 6:15
"And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day"

Isaiah 14:31 writes 'O Gate' in Hebrew is 'שַׁעַר sha`ar ,the Hebrew word for 'Tyre', in Aramaic it is 'תְּרַעtĕra`
and Greek thyra ' gate' and so Tyre meant 'gated city' .



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Re: Book of Isaiah deciphering.

Post by Ethan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:37 pm

An important location mentioned in the Book of Isaiah but isn't shown in English translation is Beqaa , Isaiah 41:18 reads ' Fountains in the midst of the Valleys ' , the word Valley in Hebrew is בִּקְעָה ( Beqaa ) and is still so-named today and this gives crucial geographical context throughout the Old Testament.

Amos 1:5 reads 'Plain of Aven' , but it's actually ' Beqaa-Aven ' , the full verse mentions Damascus and House of Eden in that geography
and the word Aven in the Septuagint is oddly written Heliopolis and thus confused with Egypt, there was another Heliopolis in the Levant known
as Baalbek and this name is suffixed בִּקְעָה and this geographical confusion as corrupted the entire Biblical Geography.

Beqaa appears in Genesis 11:2, Here is reads 'Beqaa in the land of Shinar ' , compare this with Songs of Solomon 4:8
'from Lebanon... from the top of Shenir' and Deuteronomy 3:9 which states Mount Hermon ( in Lebanon ) was also named
Shinar , this is because the word literally means 'Mountain of Snow' or χιών ὄρος, Deuteronomy 4:48 reads ' Mount Sion, which is Hermon'
because Sion is χιών ( Snow ) and that is the real meaning of Zion.

Zion appears throughout the Book of Isaiah for example Isaiah 52:1 ' O Zion put on thy beautiful garments' this is also referenced
in Psalms 133:3 ' As the dew of Hermon as the dew of Zion that descended upon the mountains of Zion ' and also
in Numbers 11:9 ' dew fell upon the camp, the manna fell upon it' all of which in the same geographical context.

Zion is the same as Sinai ( סִינַי ) but also written Sinite (סִינִי) appearing in Gen 10:7 reading ''Hivite, Arkite, Sinite, Arvadite, Zemarite and Hamathite' in the Lebanese geography , Hamath still known today as Homs, See Numbers 13:21 ' they went to the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob and men come to hamath' and in Numbers 34:8 ' Mount Hor shall point out your border to the entrance of Hamath', which means Mount Hor is also in Lebanon.

Isaiah 29:17 - Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?

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Re: Book of Isaiah deciphering.

Post by Ethan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:26 pm

The conclusion that Isaiah 45:1 is referring to Alexander the Great and not King Cyrus solves the problem with the Biblical chronology , Alexander the Great is not mentioned by name but is referenced throughout the Old Testament, In the Levant world, Alexander is most famous for his siege of Tyre which is referenced throughout the Bible.

Isaiah 23-2 For Tyre is destroyed.

However the fall of Tyre is attributed to Nebuchadnezzar II and documented in Ezekiel and Jeremiah

Ezekiel 26
Many nations would come against Tyre
The walls of Tyre would be broken down
Dust would be scraped from her, and she would be left like a bare rock
Tyre would be a place for the spreading of nets
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, would build a siege wall around Tyre
Nebuchadnezzar would plunder the city
The stones, timber and soil of Tyre would be cast into the sea
The city would never be rebuilt


According to Jeremiah, after the siege of Tyre he marched towards Egypt and was crowned King of Egypt at a 'Greek' border fortress known
as Tahpanhes, but there is no historical evidence for any of this and Nebuchadnezzer was never crowned king of Egypt.

These fit Alexander the Great, who defeated Tyre in similar fashion to Ezekiel, whom then marched towards Egypt, to a Greek border fortress
and crowned King of Egypt.

The Fall of Tyre by Alexander the Great is also the 'Fall of Jericho' in the Book of Joshua, which described 'Ram horns' surrounding the City , these Ram horns were battering rams used by Alex to topple Tyre, in both accounts it took two attempts, Joshua / Alexander allowed the King and his family to survive, the city was burnt and was not to be rebuilt ( Joshua 6:25), the name Jericho in Hebrew, a pun of Yareach meaning Moon, synonym with Lebanah ( Tyre) but the clue is in Deuteronomy 34:4/ 2 Chronicles 28:15 that described Jericho as ' The City of Palm Trees'
but in the Septuagint that is πόλιν φοινίκων ( Polis Pheonicon ) as in 'The City of Phoenicia, the word Palm in Hebrew is Tamar and thats why it's the wife of Judah.

Alexander the Great is also depicted with Ram horns as are two characters in the Old Testament, Joseph ( Genesis 49:26) and Moses (Exodus 34:35) and what identifies Joseph as Alexander the Great, is that Alexander the Great is the only non-Egyptian to be given the Egyptian throne.

Genesis 41:43 - He made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

In Genesis 41:45 Joseph is given two 'Greek' titles Zaphnath (Δάφνη) and Paaneah (Φαναῖος) which are epithets of Apollo, his patron god, the
name Zapnath emerges in Jer 43:7 as 'Tahpanhes' ( Daphne) were 'Nebuchadnezzar ' was crowed, a play since 'Daphne' is a crown.

Daphne is the Greek word for Laural ( Laurus nobilis ) that is why in Deuteronomy 33:16 it reads 'that dwelt in the bush' let
the blessing come upon the head' but in Deu 33:16 the word Bush is ' Cenah ' (סְנֶה ) meaning thorns cognate with Greek 'ἄκανθα' ( Acantha )
and Hyacinth (another Epithet of Apollo) thus the reason why Jesus also wore a crown of Thorns or 'crown (ste'phanos) of thorns (Akantha) '( John 19:2)

Thus why does Jeremiah call Alexander ' Nebu-chadnezzer ' , this is not the historical one, who was differently named 'Nabû-kudurrī-uṣur but just a cryptic rendering of Alex, In Hebrew , Alexander would be LK'SINDRS > MLK 'SINDRS > MLK NB SDNSR with the Epithet Απολλων > בָּבֶל

Another clue is Jeremiah 51:41 that reads 'How is Sheshach taken' literally ' How is Susa taken' ( Alexander took Susa) .

Summary

Daniel-Joseph, the Egyptians-Babylonians hand power too a foreigner (Gen 41:43 / Dan 2:48 ) after crossing the border-fortress between Egypt and Lower Canaan (Jeremiah 43:7) made ruler (Jeremiah 43:10) and crowned King in the city of Memphis (2 Samuel 12:28 )

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Re: Book of Isaiah deciphering.

Post by Ethan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:57 pm

The Persian Empire established a temple state in the Levant, it's purpose being Merchandising and Tax collecting , the Persians were very oppressive during it's late years and established histories first 'Slave trade' whom where castrated and thus known as Eunuchs and they came from all over, Armenia but also Sparta (Oba 1:20 )

According too Spartan scripture, in Aeschylus Agamemnon Verse 1035 it reads
" or even Alkmene’s son, men say, once endured to be sold and to eat the bread of slavery "

The word 'Bread' in this Ancient Greek passage is μάζης' (Mazhs) meaning unleavened bread or barley cake, this is the etymology of the Hebrew 'מַצָּה' ( Mtsah ) from μάσσω ( Masso) 'knead' relating to 'ἄζυμος' (Azumos )that is the Food of slavery see Exodus 12:15 , the Festival of the Unleavened Bread is Spartan in origin.

The word Merchant in Hebrew is כְּנַעַן (Canaan / Caananite ) and this is the premise of the Book of Joshua, expelling the Persian Merchants ( Canaanites) which inspired the story in the New Testament ( Jesus expelling the Merchants ) and thus had nothing to do with Ethnic cleansing.

Reference
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/tex ... 99.01.0004

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Re: Book of Isaiah deciphering.

Post by Ethan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:02 pm

The Oldest scripture of the Old Testament we have is the Great Isaiah Scroll, that is because it's the foundation of the Torah and New Testament, Mark 1:2 begins by quoting Isaiah to began his narrative, the title Christ came from Isaiah 45:1.

Genesis was written after Isaiah and Ezekiel and so Isaiah can be used to decipher the Torah.

Ezekiel
1:1 - Ezekiel was among the captives by the river of Kĕbar
1:3 - In the land of the Chaldeans

Genesis
15:7 - I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

Isaiah 1:1 - Days of Azemilcus
Isaiah 14:12 - Fall of Tyre
Isaiah 45:1 - Alexander the Great

2 Kings 20:19 - Hezekiah built a pool and a conduit '
Genesis 26:18 - Isaac digged the wells of water in Gerar

Isaac built wells in Gerar, this location appears later only in 2 Chronicles 14:13 but in Greek it was known as Gedor
appearing in 1 Chronicles 4:39 , but in Greek it is Γεραρα ( as in Gen 26:17) , Gedor also appears in Joshua 15:58
but written in Greek as Γεδδων ( Geddon ), a shortened form of Μεγεδδω ( Megaddo) in Judges 5:19 and also in Zechariah
12:11 'Valley of Megiddon' ( in Beqqa) also known as אָרַם מְגִדּוֹן Ἁρμαγεδών or Armageddon meaning 'Tower of Syria'
also known as the Tower of Lebanon which looketh towards Damascus

Songs of Solomon 7:4
thy nose is as the tower (Migdol) of Lebanon which toward Damascus

This is the Tower of Babel mentioned in Genesis 11:2 , the verse writes 'they journeyed from Kadmos' (קַדְמֹנִי ) , the origin of Cadmos
and the term 'Magdalene

The tower is still standing
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... yramid.jpg

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