posted on May, 22 2018 @ 12:05 PM
The Serpent Upon A Pole
(4) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is
in the water under the earth:
(5) Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
(8) Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in
the waters beneath the earth:
(9) Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
So as one can see, Torah tells us that it is not only a sin to make an image in any form which is in heaven or beneath the earth but that it would
carry a severe penalty of even death to them that practice this art.
As the tribes of Hebrews move about in the desert of Sinai towards the land of Canaan they were tired and disgusted with their uprooted security of
slavery and we read in oral Torah, that at this time Aaron was now dead and Moses was near death. The king of Edom has refused them passage through
his land causing them to take another route to their destination which resulted in them being attacked by the Canaanites and having to backtrack eight
camping stations that they had previously used. They were disgusted and came to believe that they would certainly perish.
That and the fact that the previous generation of adults had been on this exodus for 38 years and had all perished in this exodus from Egypt. This
was the new generation that always had Aaron and the Clouds of Glory to protect them and now they were turning away from the Clouds of Glory and
striking towards the land of promise. It seemed to God that they were ungrateful for the manna and well of Miriam. Here we see that this takes place
in 1274 BCE and a year from this time  Moses will also be dead.
The Hebrews did not know that in one year the journey would be done or that the manna and water of Miriam would cease. They did not realize that God
had given them the manna that cleaned and nourished their 248 organs of the body or the need to eliminate waste from the body as the manna eliminated
the need to defecate. All they understood was that their protected easy life suddenly ceased and now they had to endure hardship. They demanded
better food and living conditions and this angered the Most High. But more than all of this was the fact that this new generation wanted to live with
their own government and not by the theocratic form that they now are under.
It is hard to believe that 2488 years ago the serpent was told by God that I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her
seed; he shall crush thy head, and thou shalt crush his heel. Genesis_3:15
(5) And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread,
neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
(6) And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
(7) Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he
take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
(8) And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he
looketh upon it, shall live.
(9) And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent
of brass, he lived.
Yet, there is more to the story. Let’s take a look when this issue first is discussed: Bemidbar (Numbers) 21:6And YAHUAH sent את eth fiery
serpents among the people, and they bit את eth the people; and much people of Yashar’el died.
Let’s take a look at the Ivriyt (Hebrew): Num 21:6 וישׁלח v’y’shelach יהוה YAHUAH בעם b’am את eth הנחשׁים h’nachashiym
השׂרפים ha’seraphiym וינשׁכו v’y’nashachu את eth העם h’am וימת v’y’moot עם am רב rab מישׂראל׃
m’yashar’el Num 21:6 v’y’shelach YAHUAH b’am את eth h’nachashiym ha’seraphiym v’y’nashachu את eth h’am v’y’moot am rab
m’yashar’el Num 21:6 v’y’shelach (And he sends) YAHUAH b’am (in people) את eth h’nachashiym (the serpents) ha’seraphiym (the
burnings/the seraphiym) v’y’nashachu (and his strike) את eth h’am (the people) v’y’moot (and they die) am (people) rab (many)
m’yashar’el (of Yashar’el) INTERLINEAR: And YAHUAH, he sends into the people the serpents, the seraphiym, and their strike, and the people die,
many people of Yashar’el.
So, it is necessary to take a closer look at the word here ha’seraphiym. The root word here is saraph (שָׂרַף) (Strong’s H8313), generally
interpreted as meaning to be set on fire: to cause to burn; to make a burn or burning; to kindle. Of the 107 appearances of this word in the Tanakh,
106 times it is interpreted as burn, burnt, or burned. However, the word that actually appears here is the masculine plural seraphiym.
And YAHUAH said unto Mosheh: Make a Saraph and set it upon a flag; and it shall come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looks upon it,
shall live. Num 21:8 ויאמר [v’y’amar] יהוה [YAHUAH] אל [al] משׁה [Mosheh] עשׂה [asah] לך שׂרף [lek saraph] ושׂים
[v’seem - put] אתו [eth] על [al - on] נס [nase - flag] והיה [v’hayah – which is] כל [kole - all] הנשׁוך [h’nashak –
strike/oppress/press] וראה [v’ra’ah – and see] אתו [eth] וחי [v’chay - life].
A better interpretation reads: And YAHUAH said to Mosheh: Make a saraph and put it on a flag; and it shall come to pass, that all those who are
pressed shall see and את eth-live.
But let’s see what Mosheh actually does: Bemidbar (Numbers) 21:9 And Mosheh made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass,
that if a serpent had bitten את eth any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
We have two distinct things going on here. YAHUAH tells Mosheh to put the image of a saraph on a flag – yet Mosheh puts a serpent on a pole. The
saraph on a flag was a sign that all those who are pressed by YAHUAH (not a serpent) would see life. Mosheh instead provided a remedy for the
Is this what actually appeared in the text? Did Mosheh disobey, or was the text corrupted? Here is the rod lifted by Mosheh – according to the
existing text: This rod is known as the Rod of Asclepius, which is a rod wrapped with a single serpent belonging to the Greek god (read: fallen
watcher) whose name was Asclepius. This “god" was associated with healing and medicine. He is identified as Amazarek in Chanok (Enoch) 8:3.
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