To Enter or Not to Enter the Rabbit Hole

Colonel Jessep: Either way, I don’t give a DAMN what you think you’re entitled to!

The rabbit hole does really go deep my friends.

If you have not yet plunged into the hole of mystery, please be prepared to have your blinders ripped off of your head and to have any beliefs that you may have turned completely upside down. If you cannot handle the truth, then simply do not even bother stepping one foot in the rabbit hole because you will find that yes, Ethiopians do change their skin, the leopard its spotsnames certainly have been changed to protect the not so guilty and that when it is all said and done, that the ends truly justifies the means.

It reminds me of the movie scene I posted above from a Few Good Men with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in this most infamous scene that says it all.

The only difference between you and I may just be the fact  that I can handle the truth no matter how deep I go in the hole. The question is, can you?

Lieutenant Kaffee: Colonel Jessep! Did you order the “code red?!!”

Judge Randolph: You don’t have to answer that question!

Jessep: I’ll answer the question. You want answers?

Lieutenant Kaffee: I think I’m entitled to them.

Jessep: You want answers?!

Lieutenant Kaffee: I want the truth!

Jessep: You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know — that Santiago’s , while tragic, probably saved lives; and my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall — you need me on that wall.

We use words like “honor,” “code,” “loyalty.” We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it.

I would rather that you just said “thank you” and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand the post. Either way, I don’t give a DAMN what you think you’re entitled to!

Lieutenant Kaffee: Did you order the “code red?”

Jessep: I did the job I was —

Lieutenant Kaffee: — Did you order the “code red?!”

Jessep: You’re god damn right I did!!!

Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. A website dedicated to both the ancient and modern teachings of Gnosticism.

Temple Grand Masters

As time changes, so does those who hold the keys.

For power is like the tides that change in the sea.

Families have been kidnapped, most our kin slaughtered,

Daughters brought up orphans by their family’s very murderers.

I thought I knew the secrets to my ancient ancestor’s past,

Then I realized that family secrets simply do not last.

 

 

Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. A website dedicated to both the ancient and modern teachings of Gnosticism.

Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?

“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to doing evil.” – Jeremiah 13:23

For the last three years, I have been obsessively over taken by the internal soulful desire to locate my true lost family that seems to be buried in a faux history that probably goes deeper in the historic rabbit hole than just about any other family or tribe documented in written history. Names have been changed, locations moved and true tribal origins obscured from history, but that still has not stopped me from finding the truth about my ancient ancestors.

As Dante says in his most infamous work, Inferno and I also concur, “Beyond the point the slope begins to rise / sprang up a leopard, trim and very swift! It was covered by a pelt of many spots. / And everywhere I looked, the beast was there” (Inferno I 32-35).”

I have come to the conclusion that much of the concealment of the true names and real tribes over the last approximately 2,000 years was originally done for good reason. The reason is the Art of War and in this art, concealment of your true heritage, identity and as well as intentions are paramount in gaining victory over your enemies.  Simply put, if your enemy knows your name, family, members and original Tribe, they can swiftly exterminate every single one of your kin easily. To be a smart warrior, you have to be like a Leopard and be able to change your spots while concealing yourself amongst the landscape as you stock your prey as you hold the King’s sway.

The words of Dr. John Dee when he first heard of the alliance between the English Lion and the Asturian Leopard — “ Woe to the two Nations ! Sorrow and dolour !

When I see the leopard, it clearly speak to my spirit that this is my tribe and family throughout history.

Ramose, clad in his priestly robes, the leopard skin draped over one shoulder as though it was one of Ra’s feast days, bowed and then embraced him. “Welcome back to your second home,” he said.

“Come, confess, good brother,
You did your best or worst to keep her Duchy,
But that the golden Leopard printed in it
Such holdfast claws that you perforce again
Sank into France.” –  Tennyson’s Jecket, Act II., Scene 2.

“And the beast that I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority.”  Revelation 13:2

You will find that the Leopard is mentioned in Scripture in both the in the Old and New Testament in seven passages.

  • The Hebrew word namer signifies ‘spotted.’
  • Two of the passages (Dan. vii. 6, Rev. xiii. 2) the animal is mentioned merely allegorically, as seen in a vision
  • Daniel’s three former Empires, symbolized respectively by the lion, bear, and leopard
  • Daniel’s the “winged leopard,” in describing the conquests of Alexander the Great
  • John’s second beast has: 1. The swift body of the leopard
  • Jer. xiii. 23, in reference to the spotted skin, and the proverbial,’ Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?’
  • Habakkuk – ‘Their horses also are swifter than leopards’ (Hab. i. 5)
  • Isaiah makes reference to the leopard’s preference for goat flesh, ‘ the leopard shall lie down with the kid,’ the sense being that the kid will receive no injury from his most fearful enemy
  • Several places in Palestine are called after the leopard. Such are ‘Nimrah’ (Numb, xxxii. 3, 36); ‘Nimrim’ (Isa. xv. 6, Jer. xlviii. 34), and ‘the mountains of the leopard’ (Cant. iv)
  • ‘Nemeirah’ is also a place near the Dead Sea

In addition to the Leopard in the Bible, there are many ancient stories of either real or mythical kings and princes in relation to the leopard that have been passed down to as well. The Leopard was also an important symbol of our ancient priesthood.

The Babylonian name for leopard is Nimr, and Rod means, ‘to subdue.’ According to legend, Nimrod tamed a leopard. The leopard supposedly accompanied him on hunting expeditions. Nimrod is often depicted wearing a garment of leopard. Nimrod was also called King of Assyria, King of the World.

  • The images of big cats, including Goddesses dressed in leopard skins or nursing leopard cubs, go back as far as 18000 BCE
  • The priests of Bacchus, the Egyptian High Priest of Osiris had to be clothed in a leopard’s skin
  • In the papyri of the Book of the Dead the Sem priest usually wears the leopard skin
  • King Seti I wearing, as a priest, leopard skins. from the tomb of Seti I
  • The totem of the Maya prince, Coh, whose name means leopard – Coh, or Chaacmol, i.e., Leopard
  • The totem of the lords or high priests of Chichen-Itza, and he names the ruler of that Mayan city Chaacmol or Balam, meaning spotted tiger or leopard
  • St. Tropetius “of Ceasar’s houselold” exposed to a lion ana a leopard (first century)
  • Seleucus or Alexander wearing the leopard-skin helmet of Dionysus
  • On a very ancient coin of Acanthus, too, the leopard is represented, instead of the lion, destroying the bull
  • In Africa today with shamans or so-called “witch doctors” who wear leopard skin

I have decided to make this study of the Leopard like my other new articles and videos as living bodies of work that grow with time as I expand on them as my time allows. Instead of having one long winded article, I plan to divide them into easier to understand smaller blogs posts and videos that will expand over time and eventually they will culminate into one large book and movie.

Below will be a list of new articles and or videos regarding this subject as I am able to complete them over time. As of now (3/15/2011), many articles are incomplete and this is for good reason. They will be added on to and refined to make this a living body of work.

  • Leopard Worship in Ancient Africa
  • Leopard High Priests
  • The King is a Leopard
  • Leopards in Art
  • Léopard Lionné

Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. A website dedicated to both the ancient and modern teachings of Gnosticism.

Saint Bede’s Real Name Part 1 – Introduction to the Facts

In studying my family history I have come across a great ancestor who means a lot to me. Someone who I feel is speaking from my soul to clear our family name and also settle some confusion that may be the result of lost history or simply stolen rites.

As Saint John and the CIA says, “You shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (John 8: 31-32)

The alleged name of the ancestor I am speaking of is “Saint Bede.” 

However, based on my research, this was not his original name and my findings below will prove this simple reality to you all. My goal is to help clear his good name and also get to the bottom of the facts that appear to be buried beneath centuries of Catholic Church concealment. I am sure at one time this was done for good reason, but these days are long over and when the veil is being lifted in the Apocalyptic end days that we see now, we must shine the light on our true histories in order to give proper honor to our ancestors, Church Fathers and Saints who are owed nothing but the truth, their relics and their rites to be restored.

Anything less would be an abomination of their good names and the great work they have “completed.”

The name Saint Bede appears to be a 9th or 10th century invention by the Catholic Church in order to hide the Saint’s true identity. The reason I believe this was done was because the popularity of his true family name before and after Bede was born. This family was not just any ordinary royal family, they were the founders of Rome and Britain who not only had country’s named after them, but were also the alleged murderers of Julius Caesar. The same Holy Grail bloodline where we would get allegorical stories such as ‘Brut y Brenhined’ (Brutus oi Brittany), King Arthur and even possibly the Mark of Cain.

Saint Bede’s family is that of the ancient “Alban” (Albion, Albinus)  or “Brutus.” “Albion; they called it as the land of Brutus, Britain; and the Trojan men after their lord called themselves Britons.

This is simply where an ancient royal family from where the beautiful country Britain derives its name. In his Geographia, Ptolemy, writing in the 2nd Century AD, uses the name “Albion” instead of the Roman name Brittania. The reason being is that Britain was not called this name until much later date when around and before at least 930 AD it was called Albion.  In 930, the English King Æthelstan used the title: rex et primicerius totius Albionis regni[6] (“King and chief of the whole realm of Albion”). His nephew King Edgar styled himself Totius Albionis imperator augustus (August emperor of all Albion) in 970. (more…)

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Meaning of the Number 12

“And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” (Revelation 21:14).

The number 12 has had a significant meaning for many centuries in various cultures throughout the world. Many stories that have been passed down to us to help us understand exactly why this number is still so important to us all to this day. There must be a reason why we use this number to represent so many different things and I hope to explain to you in simple terms why this divine number is used so often in just about everything we do.

What is important to understand about this number is that throughout the ages, it has represented many “different” deities or things that our ancestors had communicated to us for a specific reason that I will attempt to explain below. It is the most reoccurring common number used in the Bible and also used in our society today to represent everything that is either whole or complete.

Why do we use this number 12 to represent so much of our lives?

The number twelve has a special meaning in nature which is representative in math and math can help you decipher the secret mysteries of nature. You will see the fact that there is only one true square number, (144) 12 x 12 = 144, which we know as Pure Math Harmony Vertically and Horizontally. This can be easily seen in music, but this also affects our DNA and how we react to these “vibrations.”  What is very important in the “magic” of this divine number is that at 12 “symbolic of the creation of the universe” as it represents the division or fractionating of unity into twelve individual distinct sound vibrations or tones.

Hence, this is a magical or a divine number that affects us humans in many more ways than one for it is the perfect numeral to represent how vibrations affect our DNA and souls. Whether it be through the magic of music or using it for Templar purposes in the prophecies of the Apocalypse to signify the “end or a whole.”

The key into understanding why this number is divine is that it is “symbolic of the creation of the universe” as in the Twelve Apostles via Jesus Christ of the Apocalypse which in this 6th age,  signify the “end or a whole.” As is well said by S. Augustine (de Doctrina Christiana), “The number Twelve multiplied into Twelve makes One Hundred and FortyFour, the number in the Apocalypse, which designates the traiversal Society of the Saints:” and so Aug. f here, “centum quadraginta quatuor Millia omnis omninb Ecclfsia eit.”

The Division of the Twelve Holy Apostles occurred when the Apostles before leaving Jerusalem to bring the Gospel to all nations determined by lot the portions of the world that each would evangelize.

The Apostles are what I like to call the legal representatives via the Universal Church under the New Testament as the twelve Zodiacal signs, with its head, or thirteenth, which, beginning with the Sun for they have dominion over the whole earth. Hence, this why the number is so important in our world today and we can thank the Apostles of the New Testament for making sure this was possible. Much of what we see today is the result of the magic created by our ancestors to make sure this divine connection to a divine number was never lost.

We can see this theme repeated throughout the ancient history like no other number:

  • The oldest story that I could find is that of the tale of the twelve native princes (the Dodecarchy of Herodotus and Diodorus) where Psammeticus defeated his eleven co-regents at Momemphis. The number, 12, is derived from the twelve courts of columns in the Labyrinth, which, according to Herodotus and Diodorus, was built by the twelve princes, whereas this gigantic building had already been standing 1500 years .
  • 12 hours of the night assigned to Osiris as his companions and assessors, and personifying gods at whose head was Horus the rising Sun:
  • Izdubar of Ancient Babylon and his 12 great adventures
  • Hercules the Sun-God and his 12 labours
  • Council of 12 of the Areopagus, under which were besides subordinate councils of 12
  • Alexander and his 12 Cheders
  • 12 Drottars who presided over the Odinic Mysteries evidently personified the twelve holy and ineffable names of Odin
  • 12 Sons of Romulus
  • 12 Luperci, priests of Pan, were introduced into Rome by Romulus
  • 12 Olympians
  • 12 Bedesmen
  • 12 Knights of the King Arthur’s Round Table (the zodiac circle)
  • 12 satyrs or wild men, appointed by the witch Kalyb to accompany St. George
  • 12 followers of Buddha
  • 12 followers of Quetzalcoatl
  • Charlemagne with his 12 peers, down to the electoral Chapter of the Temple with its Chief

Originally, the town’s Bedesmen consisted of 12 poor men over the age of 50 who were each paid a penny to pray every day for the souls of the King, Archbishop Henry Chichele and their benefactors. They were first appointed by the archbishop, who was born in the town, and used to live in the Bede House next to St Mary’s Church. – Evening Telegraph Link

The number twelve is mentioned several times in the Bible:

  • 12 tribes of Israel
  • 12 brothers of Joseph
  • 12 judges of Israel
  • 12 great patriarchs
  • 12 old testament prophets
  • 12 kings of Israel
  • 12 princes of Israel
  • 12 Jewels of the High Priest

The number Twelve in the Apocalypse:

  • Jesus’ 12 disciples
  • New set of 12 Apostles with the New Church via the New Testament to Represent this 6th Age
  • Woman crowned with twelve stars
  • Holy City has twelve foundations, and twelve gates;
  • The tree of life bears twelve fruits
  • The Elect of God consist of twelve thousand, sealed out of each of Twelve Tribes

Bible Verses:

  • Apostles, “Ye shall sit on Twelve Thrones judging the Twelve Tribes of Israel.” (Matt. xix. 28.)
  • Joshua iv. 2, 3, 9. – Take you Twelve men. Take you Twelve stones. And Joshua set up Twelve stones.
  • “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world” (John xi. 9).
  • “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matt. xxvi. 53).
  • In Matthew: “And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me in the regeneration, when the Son of Man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (xix. 28). And in Luke: “Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (xxii. 28—30)

2012 Super Congress of 12

The number twelve has also been represented in the 20th and 21st Centuries up until now:

  • U.S. Super Congress of 12
  • 12 Masonic signs of recognition
  • European Union Flag has a circle of 12 stars
  • Himmler and his 12 knights in the Nazi SS

Then let us look at how this number affects are daily lives:

  • 12 signs of the zodiac
  • 12 months of the year
  • 12 hours of day
  • 12 hours of night
  • 12 inches in a foot
  • 12 days of Christmas
  • 12 grades in school
  • 12 step-programs
  • 12 jurors
  • 12 notes before the octave
  • 12 eggs in a dozen
  • 12 years of childhood before the “teens

The Breastplate of Judgment with 12 stones, worn only by the High Priest

In the book, Ideal metrology in nature, art, religion and history  By Herman Gaylord WoodIt, the author states,

the breastplate was a linen fabric 1 span square, bearing 12 jewels which were arranged in rows across its face. It represented the supreme authority of God in the civil and religious government of the Hebrew people. It was to be used in religious ceremonies, and when important matters came before the High Priest for judgment. The manner of using it is uncertain, but probably it served to arrest the attention of the High Priest, assist him in fixing his mind wholly upon the subject before him and enable him under Divine inspiration to render just judgment. Thus in the presence of God he carried all Israel on his heart, the names of the 12 tribes being engraved upon the jewels. The solemnity of this use of the breastplate was called seeking judgment by Urim and Thummim.

In the A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Labour-Zion By John Chisholm Lambert, he states,

In several passages a period of 12 years is referred to. 1 he woman healed by touching the fringe of the Lord’s garment had been ill for 12 years (Mt 980, Mk 5®, Lk 8«). The daughter of Jairus was 12 years old (Mk 5″, Lk 6a). Jesus was 12 years old when found in the Temple (Lk 2″). In all these cases the number must be understood literally, but the second and third admit of illustration from Oriental life. At 12 childhood ceased for the Jewish boy. In the addendum to the fifth chapter of ‘Abdth two of the rules run: ‘At 10 the Misnnah, at 13 the Commandments.’ A boy of 12, therefore, was on the threshold of manhood. A tradition recorded by Josephus affirms that Samuel was 12 years old when he received the Divine call {Ant. v. x. 4). Another tradition, found in a Christian writing, but probably of Jewish origin, represented Solomon as 12 years old when he gave his [famous judgment about the child (pseudoIgnatius, ad Magnesias, iii.). At 12 a girl was marriageable. According to the Book of Jubilees (302), Dinah was 12 years old at the time referred to in Gn 34s.

One more passage remains: ‘Are there not twelve hours in the day?’ (Jn ll9). Here, no doubt, Babylonian influence can be traced, although in the time of Christ most of the Jews living in Palestine will have been wholly unconscious of the fact. The full day was divided by the Babylonians, who in this matter as in so many points set the rule for all their neighbours, and through the Greeks for the whole Western world, into 12 parts. As this day consisted of two halves, the daylight portion and the night portion, the division into twelve was applied to each, without regard to the season of the year. An hour was one-twelfth of the day or the night (KAT [ZW~\ 328, 335 f.).The old way of speaking still survives in Syria. The day is regarded, as in the time of Christ, as consisting of 12 hours (Bauer, Vollcslcben im Landc dcr Bibel, pp. 274 f.).

The world’s story: a history of the world in story, song and art …, Volume 14  By Karl Julius Ploetz, William Hopkins Tillinghast, Horatio Willis Dresser

JOSHUA – It cannot, certainly, be said that Britain has no interest in the territory here delineated to Joshua. Joshua iv. 2, 3, 9.

_ Take you Twelve men.
Take you Twelve stones.
And Joshua set up Twelve stones.

As the Speaker’s Commentary shows, one set of twelve stones were set up in Jordan, and another carried over and “pitched in Gilgal.” Nine and a-half tribes only were to find settlements on that side Jordan, while the other two and a-halt were to be located to their rear. But twelve was the number of the nation. Elijah was a prophet of Israel, the Ten-Tribe Kingdom, but the altar which he set up (1 Kings xviii. 31) was made of “twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of Jacob.” Then, again, in Ezra’s day, when the captivity of Judan was restored, ” twelve bullocks” (Ezra viii. 35) “for all Israel” were offered. Any sectional representative of the Twelve-Tribe nation claimed the number Twelve. Did the maritime tribe of Dan plant colonies along the shores of the seas leading out of the Levant—inevitably the number Twelve appears in their political confederacies. (See the interesting article on “Pytheas, the^Discoverer of Britain,” in the Geographical Journal for June, 1893.) Did the Tribes come, detachment by detachment, over the sea or across the continent of Europe—the number Twelve is found in the Druidic monuments of the Kymry; Twelve was the number of the judges whom Odin appointed to assist him in governing the advancing multitudes of the Scandinavian ancestors of the English (see Du Chaillu’s Viking Age, I. 48); Twelve equal chieftains ruled the continental territory of the Anglo-Saxons before they crossed into these Western Isles (Sharon Turner, History of the Anglo-Saxons, I. 124); and Twelve is the number of the British jury.

The Templars:

  • The round table of twelve knights was symbolical of the twelve senior Templars, who presided over the Saint Graal
  • In 1166 Amalric, the Latin king of Jerusalem, hanged twelve Templars on a charge of betraying a fortress beyond the Jordan to an emir of Nur al-Din of Damascus.

In Freemasonry:

In his most famous book, Secret Teachings of all Ages, Manly P Hall says this in regards to the number twelve;

The number twelve frequently occurs among ancient peoples, who in nearly every case had a pantheon consisting of twelve demigods and goddesses presided over by The Invincible One, who was Himself subject to the Incomprehensible All-Father. This use of the number twelve is especially noted in the Jewish and Christian writings. The twelve prophets, the twelve patriarchs, the twelve tribes, and the twelve Apostles–each group has a certain occult significance, for each refers to the Divine Duodecimo, or Twelvefold Deity, whose emanations are manifested in the tangible created Universe through twelve individualized channels.

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FREEMASONRY AND ITS KINDRED SCIENCES By ALBERT G. MACKEY, M.D.

Twelve Illustrious Knights. The eleventh degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite; more correctly Sublime Knight Elected, which see Twelve Original Points of Masonry. The old English lectures, which were abrogated by the United Grand Lodge of England in 1813, when it adopted the system of Hemming, contained the following passage:”There are in Freemasonry twelve original points, which form the basis of the system, and comprehend the whole ceremony of initiation. Without the existence of these points, no man ever was, or can be, legally and essentially received into the Order. Every person who is made a Mason must go through these twelve forms and ceremonies, not only in the first degree, but in every subsequent one.”Hence, it will be seen that our ancient Brethren deemed these “Twelve Original Points of Masonry,” as they were called, of the highest importance to the ceremony of initiation, and they consequently took much pains, and exercised much ingenuity, in giving them a symbolical explanation.

Mackey’s Ritualist, page 113.

“The number 12 was celebrated as a mystical number in the ancient systems of sun-worship, of which It has already been said that Masonry Is a philosophical development. The number there referred to the twelve signs of the zodiac, and in those Masonic rites in which the Builder Is made the symbol of the sun, the twelve Fellow Crafts refer to the twelve signs in which alone the sun is to be sought for.”

Let me leave you with the King of Rock and Roll who would have been a top Druid as an Ovate like no other, Mr. Elvis Presley and his twelve Apostles with badges 😉

Where else have you seen this number used and or do you feel that my research proves that this is a magical number that affects our souls in more ways than one? Please feel free to comment below and let me know your thoughts.

 

Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. A website dedicated to both the ancient and modern teachings of Gnosticism.

Hell in the Bible

The first time the word is found translated Hell in the Bible is in Deut. xxxii: 22-26 – “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest Hell,Sheol—Hadees, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains. I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them. They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents Of the dust. The sword without and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs. I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men.”

“Though they dig into Hell, thence shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.” Amos ix: 2. “If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in Hell, behold, thou art there.” Ps. cxxxix: 8.

“It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than Hell; what canst thou know.” Job xi: 8.

The sky and the depths of the earth are here placed in opposition, to represent height and depth. A place of torment after death was never thought of by any of those who use the word in the Old Testament.

If the word means a place of endless punishment, then David was a monster. Ps. lv: 15: “Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into Sheol—Hadees!”

Job desired to go there, xiv: 13: “Oh, that thou wouldst hide me in Sheol—Hadees.

Hezekiah expected to go there.—Isa. xxxviii: 10: “I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of Sheol— Hadees.

Korah, Dathan and Abiram (Numbers xvi: 30-3) not only went there “but their houses, and goods, and all that they owned,” “and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into Sheol—Hadees, and the earth closed upon them; and they perished from among the congregation.”

It i» in the dust—Job. xvii: 1C: “They shall go down to the bars of Sheol—Hadees, when our rest together is in the dust.”

It has a mouth, is in fact the grave, see Ps. cxli: 7: “Our bones are scattered at Sheol’s—Hadees’ mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.”

It has </ray hairs, Gen. xlii: 38: “And he said, my son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol—Hadees.”

The overthrow of the King of Babylon is called Hell.— Isa. xiv: 9-15, 22-23: “Hell, Sheol—Hadees, from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming; it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols; the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. For I will rise up against them saith the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the Lord. I will also make i t a possession for the bittern, and pools of water; and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts.” All this imagery demonstrates temporal calamity, a national overthrow as the signification of the word Hell.

The captivity of the Jews is called Hell.—Isa. v: 13-14: “Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge; and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore Sheol— Hadees, hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure; and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

Temporal overthrow is called Hell.—Ps. xlix: 14: “Like sheep they are laid in the grave, death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in Sheol—Hadees, from their dwelling.” Ezek. xxxii: 26-27: “And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to Sheol—Hadees with their weapons of war, and they have laid their swords under their heads.” Men are in hell with their swords under their heads. This cannot mean a state of conscious suffering.

Hell is to be destroyed. Hos. xiii: 14: “Oh grave I will be thy destruction.” I Cor. xv: 55: “Oh grave I will be thy destruction.” Kev. xx: 13, 14: “And death and Hell delivered up the dead which were in them, and death and Hell were cast into the lake of fire.”

Ps. xviii: 5; xxx: 3; “O Lord,’ thou hast brought up my soul from the grave; thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. When the waves of death compassed me the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.” “The sorrows olHell, Sheol—Hadees compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me,” so that there is escape from Hell.”

Jonah was in a fish only seventy hours, and declared he was in hell forever. He escaped from Hell. Jon. ii: 2, 6: “Out of the belly of Hell (Sheol—Hadees) cried I, and thou heardest my voice, earth with her bars was about me forever.” Even an eternal Hell lasted but three days.

It is a place where God is, and, therefore, must be an instrumentality of mercy. Ps. cxxxix: 8: “If I make my bed in Hell (Sheol—Hadees), beheld thou art there.” Men having gone into it are redeemed from it. I Sam. ii:

6: “The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave (Sheol—Hadees) and bringeth up.”

Jacob unshed to go there.—Gen. xxxvii: 35: “I will go down into the grave Hades unto my son mourning.” (1)

 

SOURCES:

  • 1878  68 page book titled, ‘The Bible Hell” By John Wesley Hanson that

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