***This will be a rather long post and I will most certainly have to take breaks***
I want to post some information concerning the creation of the Old Testament and the” modern day” viewpoint of biblical scholars concerning the
origins of the Torah, or Pentateuch. This is an addition to my previous comment on history being a product of the winners.
With Rome being the ultimate winner.
This will hopefully give some insight into modern day Zionism and how it is being used by Rome to manipulate the Middle East into following the
playbook toward a world government that is also know as the revelation of St. John.
Please know that this is not what I BELIEVE but it is the modern biblical scholar’s viewpoint and the official version backed by Rome by way of the
Also know that I will only be discussing the Torah, or the Pentateuch, and how it has been fractured by Roman historians, such as Titus Flavius
Josephus, in order to create the very servile Abrahamic faiths while also splitting them so as to divide and conquer.
Another classic Roman Strategy.
The Torah was long believed, and is still so by most devotees, to be written solely by Moses. This viewpoint began to change in the 18th and 19th
century BCE due to the volume of doublets that are present in the Torah.
A doublet is a form of textual analysis in literature that consists of contradictory statements concerning the same story, which is also found in the
same text (i.e. creation in the bible… Eve is created from Adams rib in one account but then she is created at the same time as Adam in other
accounts. Moses is referred to in 3rd person several times in the Torah. The Torah accounts for the death of Moses and also accounts for events post
Due to these doublets the Torah went through 4 basic stages concerning the theory of its creation.
1) Moses wrote the Torah
2) Moses wrote the Torah with later additions
3) Moses wrote the Torah but with very severe editing along with revisions and additions
4) Moses did not in any way write the Torah (this is the modern day belief of mainstream biblical scholars)
This new theory of the origin of the Torah was put forth by Julius Welthausen in the middle 19th century and it states that the Torah is a combination
of a various sundry of oral traditions that were compiled by two prominent historians.
Jeremiah along with his scribe Baruch is said to be the author of Deuteronomy and Ezra is said to have compiled the writings of three other groups of
texts into the final version of the Torah.
These texts are known as the J, E, and P texts.
The earliest of these are the J and the E texts.
The J texts stand for Jehovah (Southern Kingdom) and the E texts stand for Elohim (Northern Kingdom). At the time of the creation of the oral
tradition concerning these texts, the Kingdom of Solomon was split into the Northern and the Southern Kingdoms, with the Northern Kingdom called
Israel and dominated by the Shiloh priests (their God was known as Elohim and is plural in the bible not singular because it is a combination of the
God of Canaan, El and the Godheads of Egypt, Isis and Ra).
The Southern Kingdom was known as Judah and it was dominated by the Aaronid priests who worshiped the god known as Jehovah. Although both groups were
a part of the same Kingdom they were not on good terms. Their beliefs were similar thus the doublets found in the Torah, but they literally worshiped
different Gods in their own mind. (Not too dis-similar to the Civil War fought between the states).
The Jehovah texts were the oral tradition of the Aaronid priests and the Elohim texts were the oral tradition of the Shiloh priests. These texts were
passed onto the followers for the same reason that all religions are created….
(BTW... most biblical scholars now believe that David and Solomon were the product of myth and were never REAL people. **MYTH**)
In 722 BCE Assyria conquered the Northern Kingdom and the Israelites were then forced to move to the Southern Kingdom, or Judah.
In order to maintain the social order, the Jehovah and the Elohim oral traditions were combined, but the Shiloh priests are forced to take a back seat
to the Aaronid priests due to location.
In order to compensate for this, the Shiloh priests create the laws known as the P texts, or Priestly texts.
This is a "newly minted" oral tradition consisting of rules that the Israelites must obey while in Judah. They are a reaction to the Shiloh priests
becoming subservient to the Aaronid priests; however, in 715 BCE King Hezkiah takes the throne in Judah and decides to centralize the religion of the
land by combining the J, E, and P oral traditions.
These texts were recognized and obeyed as religious law until the actual writing of the book of Deuteronomy by Jeremiah and Baruch around 600 BCE.
This written book was then combined with the oral tradition of the J, E and P texts after the fall of the second temple to Babylon in 587 BCE.
Ezra was said to have arrived with the first "official" combined version of the WRITTEN Torah in 458 BCE. It was official because the Jews at the time
were living under the rule of the Persians and the King of Persia at the time, Antaxerxes, deemed Ezra as the high priest to teach to Jews in Babylon
the word of their God.
And it is always for the same reason.... SOCIAL CONTROL.
Must take break but onto Rome in the next post.
edit on 11/13/2010 by Josephus23 because: (no reason given)