posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 02:14 PM
Originally posted by Hvitserk
a few months ago i saw an alleged documentary explaining this whole jabulon story , body of a spider three heads etc.. etc... i
In some versions of the Royal Arch Degree a word similar to this is used, but it has never
been claimed that this word is a name for God, or is
the name of some secret god. The words "Jah" and Ba'al" are both Semitic words that mean "lord". The author of this version of the ritual which
uses the word also apparently (and mistakenly) believed that "On" meant "lord", due to a misreading of the book of Genesis, where it says that
Joseph married the daughter of the "Priest of On" (on was, in fact, the name of the city, not an Egyptian word for God).
It is true that the word Ba'al was used by the Canaanites, who applied it to an idol, but it is also true that the Hebrews used the word for their
God, as it was a generic title for "king" or "lord".
Regardless, it is apparent that the author of the ritual, although he was mistaken about "On", thought that all three words meant "Lord", and
that's why the ritual says that these words describe
God, not that they are His names. Indeed, the ritual confirms that God's name is that
which is mentioned many times in the KJV Old Testament, i.e., "Jehovah".