reply to post by Stormdancer777
Hi again, Our Eyes Are Watching You
Here’s some More on the 144,000 Virgin Male Psalm Singers in the Book of Revelation...
Notice there is (again !) a clear under-current of the specific Language of Holy War (i.e. using the language of ancient Victory Psalm Singing) in
almost all of the sudden (and intrusive !) Temple Outbursts in the Book of Revelation – which is surely not by chance – it was a ‘prophecy’
in the writer's mind of the eventual ‘Victory opf the chosen People of Yisro'el over the Gentiles’ i.e. the Romans during the 1st Failed Jewish
War against Rome (AD 66-72) much like the author(s) of the War Scroll viewed the world in the 'Final Battle against the Kittim in the Last
It is not labelled as such, but it seems likely here that we might well be dealing with the same 144,000 Male-Virgins Group in the
'Final-Victory-Over-the-Goyim-Singers in the Heavenly Temple' in Rev. chapter 15 (whereas these psalmsters are named specifically as the 144,000 in
chapters 7 and 14 - but we must remember that we are dealing with ancient Greek scraps of copies, and we have no proof that the author-compilers of
the book as we read it to-day ever finished it....)
See : Rev 15
And I looked, and behold, I saw what looked like a sea of Glass mingled with Fire
And lo, standing on top of this [Firey] Glass Sea were all those who won Victory over the Beast
And over all those who were Branded with his Image or had the Number of his Name on their flesh..
And behold: they were handed golden Harps in their Right Hands with which to chant Psalms
And lo, they all began to sing the Song of Moses, even the servant of EL…
Later they all began to chant at once the Song of the Ram, singing:
Great and marvelous are your deeds, YHWH El-Elyon.
Righteous & True are your Ways, Thou Eternal King !.
Therefore Who will not fear you, O YHWH and bring Glory to your name?
For you alone are holy - yea the Goyim will come from afar to worship before your face[s]
For all of your Righteous Acts have been made manifest for all to see !
For the imagery of the Sea of Crystal and Fire, see the Scroll of the Book of the Words of Henoch (1 Enoch) 14 :8-12
'In the course of my Night Visions, I looked, and behold, the Vision Clouds appeared and began to lift me upwards - and they continually drew me
higher and higher until I could makee out All the Courses of the Stars, and as I hastened past the Storehouses where the Lightnings were kept...
And lo, the Vision Winds flew me upwards even higher still until they carried me into the highest Heaven, where I drew near to a Wall built entirely
of Crystal which was surrounded by tongues of Fire: and I became afraid....
And passing through the Tongues of fire I approached a Large Temple in Heaven built of solid crystal: and lo, its Walls were tesselated crystalite,
and its Floor as clear as glass - its Ceiling was like the path of the Stars and the Lightnings which I passed before - and behold, between them were
the fiery cherubim, whose heaven above them as (clear as) water. Flames of Fire surrounded them, and its portals also blazed with Firey Flames...'
Although the text of the 'Book of Revelation' states that the 144,000 (or some Victorious Group very much like it) sang 'the Song of Moses,
servant of EL', it does not actually 'quote the actual words to The Song of Moses' - the writer (whoever he was) only states that 'they began to
chant The Song of Moses' - why?
It may well his own way of telling his target (anti Roman) Judaean audience that they were living in dangerous times (i.e. during a War) = 'Too
dangerous to quote in full - you know the text - I gave you the Incipit - now go look up the actual text in the Psalter - we don't dare print the
text out in full for fear of the Romans...'
And the author does so throughout the book - which is why the Rabbi's to-day often have a deeper appreciation for the 'Book of Revelation' than do
Christians, who are often lacking in reading knowledge of the so-called Herbrew Old Testament and Apocrypha-Pseudiopigrapha (much less of the Dead Sea
Scroll fragments and the Targumim derived from them !)
In other words, the Author-compiler of the Book of Revelation (at least as we now have it in the few mangled Greek texts we do have at our disposal)
merely ALLUDES to a fuller/longer Hebraic text which the Author was evidently afraid (or merely trying to save space/time?) of writing out in full,
since the actual text cited were, you guessed it, full of anti Roman anti Gentile Seditionist Holy War Language which he was applying to his own day,
i.e. at the time of the Roman Military Pause (AD 69) during the 1st Failed Jewish War against Rome (66-72 CE)
Here is one of the many Targum Versions of Exodus 15 (=The ‘Song of Moses’ ) - the words of this text (at least in one version or another...) were
chanted/sung by 2nd Temple Levetical priests as part of the Daily (Divided into Morning & Afternoon) Tamid Psalms - as usio-liturgical cultic sung
accompaniments to the twice -daily Morning and Evening Ram Sacrifices (Tamidim) in the 2nd Temple of Herod -
And this text along with Psalm 92 was chosen for use specifically on the Sabbath i.e. as the new set of priestly rotation took over the Temple Service
(in rotation of 24 families throughout the ritual 2nd Temple calendar-year) - further proof that the author-compiler of the 'Book of Revelation' was
a priest in the 2nd Temple [or more likely, was thoroughly trained as a Zadokite priest at Qumran/Seccacah wating for the Messiah(s) to save Yisro'el
'in the Final Battle against the Sons of Darkness in the Last Days')
Then sang Moses & the sons of Yisro’el chanted this Psalm to YHWH , singing :
I will sing to YHWH - for he hath triumphed gloriously:
Both Horse and his Rider he has cast headlong into the sea.
YHWH is a man shattering Wars !
YHWH turns all the Wars of the Gentiles to Vapour :
YHWH, the clan god of Yisro'el, is our Salvation
Yea, a Victor over the goyim & Protector of his People
Therefore we will build a home for Him YAH is his name !
As my father's clan-god, so I will exalt him !
For lo, the Depths covered over all of his Enemies:
Yea they sank into the bottom as a Stone.
Your right hand, O YHWH, became glorious in power:
By the Power of your Right hand, O YHWH
You have dashed the Goyim to pieces !
Yea, in Your Excellent Greatness, you have overthrown them all
Even those who dared to rise up against you in battle !
You sent forth your wrath against them:
Even as a Mighty Fire to consume them all -
Even as Flames devour dry stubble !
For the Enemy said in his heart,
‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil !
My anger will be glutted upon them;
I will destroy them with the Sword
My Right Hand shall wipe them out !'
But you stretched forth your right hand against your Enemies
And lo, the earth swallowed them all up !
You led forth the people you Redeemed in your Chesed:
You have guided them in your Power to lead them to your holy Habitation.
The Goyim heard of this and were afraid –
Lo, panic took hold of the inhabitants of Palestina !
Yea, Fear and dread fell upon them !
By the greatness of thine arm they were all lifeless as Stone
That is, until Your People pass over, O YHWH
Even they which you have redeemed from Death.
For you will cause your Chosen People to return to their own land
And plant them in the Mountain of your inheritance.
Who is like you, O YHWH among all the gods of the goyim ?
What clan god like you, glorious in holiness ?
Or who is like to you, fearful in Praises,
Performing signs & wonders for the sake of his Chosen People ?
YHWH rules as King for ever & ever !
Yea, in the same place, O YHWH,
Even which you caused to be built
Yea, the place for your yourself to Tabernacle in, O YAH,
Even in the Sanctuary which your own hands have made !
Later in the text of Revelation chapter 15, we read that the 144,000 Virgin Male Martyrs began to chant what was called the Song of the Ram,
whose contents (see numbers 1-5 below) are all 'stolen-borrowed-adapted' roughtoy paraphrased words (in Aramaic Targum fashion) from the Hebrew
Psalter - most of which had Holy War (Victory over the Gentiles) overtones
And they all began to chant the Song of the Ram, singing :
l. Great and marvelous are your deeds, YHWH El-Elyon.
2. Righteous & True are all your ways, O Eternal King !.
3. Who will not fear you, O YHWH and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy.
4. All the Goyim will come from afar to worship before your face[s]
5. Yea, all of your Righteous Acts have been made manifest for all to see ! “
MORE 'SOURCE MATERIAL' STOLEN from the OT in the SONG of the RAM
e.g. [‘Great & Wonderful are thy Works, O YHWH] =
For # 1 above, the author's 'source material' was evidently another Sabbath 'Anti Gentile' Tamid Psalm 92
It is good to praise YHWH & make music to your name, O Most High,
proclaiming your Chesed in the morning & your Emunah at night,
Even to the music of the ten-stringed lyre & the melody of the harp.
For you make me glad by your deeds O YHWH !
I sing for joy at what your hands have done.
How Great & Wonderful are your works, ,O YHWH !
For you, O YHWH are forever exalted!
For in that Day your enemies O YHWH will all be overthrown
And all of your enemies shall perish;
Yea, all of the evildoers will be scattered like dust
But the Righteous will flourish like a Palm tree,
Yea, they will grow tall like a cedars of Lebanon;
For they shall all be planted in the house of YHWH
They will flourish in the Courts of our clan-god.
They will still bear fruit in ripe old age,
And will all remain forever young and green,
Proclaiming his righteousness all day long
Singing: ‘YHWH is Righteous ! ‘
Also: Psalm 111
Great are the works of YHWH - they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Glorious & Majestic are his Deeds & his Righteousness endures forever.
He remembers his covenant forever & shown his Chosen People the power of his works,
Even handing over to them the lands of the Goyim
For the works of his hands are Faithful & Righteous
And all of his Oracles are Trustworthy !
For # 2 above ['Righteous & True are all your ways, O Eternal King'..]
see Psalm 145
YHWH's Oracles are Trustworthy
Even in all he promises
Yea, he is Faithful in all he does !
YHWH is righteous in all his ways
And he is Faithful in all he does.
Great is YHWH & worthy of praise !
One generation to another tell of your mighty acts
They speak of the glorious splendor of your Majesty—
And we meditate on your Wonderful Deeds !
Which tell of the glory of your Kingdom & speak of your might,
o that all the Gentiles may know of your mighty Deeds of Salvation
And the glorious Splendour of your Kingdom.
For your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And your Dominion endures through all generations.
YHWH protects those that revere him,
But in that day the wicked he will destroy utterly !
Psalm 99:3, Psalm 86:9
For the source material in #3 above ('Therefore Who will not fear you, O YHWH and bring Glory to your name?
For you alone are holy - yea the Goyim will come from afar to worship before your face[s])?
The Author of the Book of Revelation lifted-stole his images in two Anti Gentile Ram Song Lines from the Book of Jeremiah 10: 6-10
Who is like unto you YHWH for you are great,
and your name is mighty in power.
Who should not fear you, O King of the Goyim ?
This is your due. among all the wise men of the Gentiles
and in all their Kingdoms, there is no one like you.
The Gentiels are all senseless and foolish;
they are all taught by worthless wooden idols.
What the craftsman and goldsmith have made
is then dressed in blue and purple—
all made by skilled workers intto their gods.
But YHWH alone is the true clan god ;
even the ELOHIM that gives life, the Eternal King.
When he is angry, the land of Yisro'el trembles;
the goyim cannot endure his Righteous Indignation
For the 'source material for # 4 above (='All the Goyim will come from afar to worship before your face[s] )
we only have to take a quick look at the anti Gentile language found in Trito Isaiah chapter 60
In that Day, the Gentiles will come to your light,
And their kings shall see to the brightness of your dawn.
The wealth on the Goyim will be brought to you,
And to you the riches of the Gentiles will flow
Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish,
bringing your sons from afar, with their silver and gold,
Even to the honor of YHWH your clan god, the Holy One of Israel,
For he has endowed you with Splendor.
“Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you.
Your gates will always stand open, they will never be shut, day or night,
so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations—
Yea, their kings led in triumphal procession.
And that nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish;
yea, it will be utterly exterminated !
The sons of your conquerors will bow down before you;
And all who despise you will grovel at your feet
They will call you the City of YHWH - Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
In that day, you will suck the Milk of the Gentiles
Yea you shall be nursed at royal breasts of the Goyim !
Then you will know that I, YHWH, am your Savior !
For the last stanza (''For all of your Righteous Acts have been made manifest for all to see") we see the author-compiler of the Book of Revelation
stole-adapted-borrowed his source material text from the anti Gentile Targum of Psalms 98, another Victory Psalm
Sing to YHWH a New Song - for he has done marvelous things;
His right hand & his holy arm have worked Salvation for Yisroel !
YHWH has made his salvation known
He has revealed his righteousness to the Goyim !
For he has remembered his love & his faithfulness to Israel;
all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our clan-god !
Shout for joy to YHWH, all the earth
Burst into jubilant song with music;
Make music to YHWH with the harp,
With the harp and the sound of singing,
And with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn—
Shout for joy before YHWH, the King !
Which is even more clear hard evidence (by analysing all the mangled Greek texts themeselves) that the author-compiler of the 'Book of Revelation'
was making clear and abundant re-use of much older 'prophetic scraps' from well-known Hebrew texts to score politico-religious points with his
audience - re-interpreting the old, rather than seeing 'anything new' in terms of prophetic visions ...