In Judaism, a Mamzer is defined as an outcast of the race, a child born of a forbidden relationship, such as adultery or incest, in which marriage of the parents could not lawfully occur.” The Latin Vulgate renders the word Mamzer. Zech. ix. 6. a stranger, or alien; and Deut. xxiii. 2 – the son of a prostitute. They were not permitted to enter into the congregation of his people (Deuteronomy 23:2), and could not marry into most Israelite families (Mishnah, Qiddushin 4:1-2).
King Solomon was most likely a Mamzer given the fact that his mother Bathsheba was of a different bloodline which she indicated when Bathsheba says to David in 1 Kings, i. 21; “I and my son Solomon shall be counted offenders or sinners; she means, my son shall be treated as a Mamzer, and myself as a prostitute.”
The Pharisees were the Christian Gnostics of their day who put knowledge and wisdom of the mysteries above inheritance when it came to the priesthood. The Pharisaic position on the high priesthood is exemplified by the assertion that “A learned mamzer takes precedence over an ignorant High Priest.”
The Scripture tells us that the Pharisees were the teachers of the divine law and as their Master Jesus alluded, “they were the teachers.” The Jewish-Roman historian, Josephus said the Pharisees were considered the most expert and accurate expositors of Jewish law and first mentions them in connection with Jonathan, the successor of Judas Maccabeus (“Ant.” xiii. 5, § 9).
Meaning, a High Priest (Pope or Patriarch) would be chosen by his Gnosis (knowledge) through merit (self-made) as opposed to family succession which often produces lazy and self-righteous children (mini-Yadobaoths). As a Modern Gnostic, it makes me think of how we can witness in real-time the after effects of Trust Fund babies and children of the rich and famous who inherit mass fortunes and then go on to do absolutely nothing meaningful with their lives.
Dying in the gas of their aborted suns of their fathers and ancestors…
This result is most likely because they have not earned their positions in life and wisdom through merit because they have been spoon fed all the false knowledge, money and wealth they foolishly thought they wanted which is the very curse that has wiped out many royal families and priesthoods for millennia.
However, many of the world’s most rich and famous never seem to learn these facts or read this history because it doesn’t fit their current fictional story created to make everyone feel special – the way of the Sadducees.
When St. Paul was writing from Rome to the Philippians to give his argument against the Judaizers who at the time were all about blood and familial succession over true Gnosis and merit. Paul explains that he was a circumcised Israelite from the Tribe of Benjamin — “circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the Law, a Pharisee.”
Meaning that Paul is part of the Race for his blood and DNA are from the Phoenician Hebrews and he is part of the Israelite (Egyptian/Phoenician/Greek/Roman) religion from the tribe of Benjamin and the law of Gnosis in which he earned by merit.
Josephus indicates that the Pharisees received the backing and good-will of the common people, as opposed to the more elite Sadducees who were associated with the ruling classes. In general, whereas the Sadducees were aristocratic monarchists, the Pharisees were eclectic, popular, and more democratic. (Roth 1970: 84)
St. Jerome, in Isai. viii. places the origins of the Pharisees at a late date stating that “the Scribes and Pharisees proceeded from the division of the two famous schools of Hillel and Shammai.”
Also, the Lord Jesus has been called a mamzer for he was said to be born of a virgin.
I will go more into this Gnostic history when this mamzer finds the time…