• Eddie Rogers, Minister

True News 4 U — Truth-Religion — 04/03/2021

Updated: Apr 17



Part 2


This is Part 2 of Part 6 of our study on The Seventh Commandment.


Infidelity


You shall not have intimate relations with your neighbor’s wife, to be defiled with her.

(Leviticus 18:20, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)


The Bible contains many warnings against infidelity and its consequences:


10 For [skillful and godly] wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.


11 Discretion will watch over you, Understanding and discernment will guard you,


12 To keep you from the way of evil and the evil man, From the man who speaks perverse things;

(Proverbs 2:10-12, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comment added)


Within marriage, sexual relations are meant to produce life, whereas outside of matrimony, they can lead to death both physically and spiritually. The last statement of the previous passage is used as a hyperbole for the sake of emphasis. Certain individuals, such as David, who were sexually unfaithful, repented and returned to the paths of life. The Apostle Paul, commented about such people:


9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither [This list of sinners, which continues into v 10, is used by the Apostle Paul to describe various sinful lifestyles. All such lifestyles are impossible for true believers, who continue to sin but not to live lives of sin.] the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate [by perversion], nor those [Literally, male homosexuals.] who participate in homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers [whose words are used as weapons to abuse, insult, humiliate, intimidate, or slander], nor swindlers will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you [before you believed]. But you were washed [by the atoning sacrifice of Christ], you were sanctified [set apart for God, and made holy], you were justified [declared free of guilt] in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the [Holy] Spirit of our God [the source of the believer’s new life and changed behavior].

(1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


The number of people, however, who escape the addictive nature of this sin are far fewer than those who, once entrapped therein, are able to escape its dire consequences. King Solomon devoted a good part of four chapters in his proverbs to warning his sons about the dangers of infidelity:


5:3 For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey [like a honeycomb] And her speech is smoother than oil; 4 But in the end she is bitter like [the extract of] wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword. 5 Her feet go down to death; Her steps take hold of Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead), 6 So that she does not think [seriously] about the path of life; Her ways are aimless and unstable; you cannot know where her path leads. 7 Now then, my sons, listen to me And do not depart from (forget) the words of my mouth. 8 Let your way [in life] be far from her, And do not go near the door of her house [avoid even being near the places of temptation], 9 Or you will give your honor to others, And your years to the cruel one, 10 And strangers will be filled with your strength And your hard-earned wealth will go to the house of a foreigner [who does not know God]; 11 And you will groan when your life is ending, When your flesh and your body are consumed; 12 And you say, “How I hated instruction and discipline, And my heart despised correction and reproof! 13I have not listened to the voice of my teachers, Nor have I inclined my ear to those who instructed me. 14 “I was almost in total ruin In the midst of the assembly and congregation.” 15 Drink [All of the Ten Commandments are reflected in the book of Proverbs; here it is the seventh, “You shall not commit adultery.”] water from your own cistern [of a pure marriage relationship. Vv 15-18 describe the purity of a man’s relationship in marriage. The cistern and well represent his wife.] And fresh running water from your own well. 16 Should your springs [I.e., children of one’s promiscuity who are fatherless.] be dispersed, As streams of water in the streets? 17 [Confine yourself to your own wife.] Let your children be yours alone, And not the children of strangers with you. 18 Let your fountain (wife) be blessed [with the rewards of fidelity], And rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 Let her be as a loving hind and graceful doe, Let her breasts refresh and satisfy you at all times; Always be exhilarated [Literally, stagger (with passion).] and delight in her love. 20 Why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an immoral woman And embrace the bosom of an outsider (pagan)? 21 For the ways of man are directly before the eyes of the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text], And He carefully watches all of his paths [all of his comings and goings]. 22 The iniquities done by a wicked man will trap him, And he will be held with the cords of his sin. 23 He will die for lack of instruction (discipline), And in the greatness of his foolishness he will go astray and be lost.


6:1 My son, if you have become surety (guaranteed a debt or obligation) for your neighbor, If you have given your pledge for [the debt of] a stranger or another [outside your family], 2 If you have been snared with the words of your lips, If you have been trapped by the speech of your mouth, 3 Do this now, my son, and release yourself [from the obligation]; Since [Under the ancient laws governing debt, a man obligated for another’s debt could lose his money, land, bed, and clothing; and if these were not sufficient, he and his wife and children could be sold as slaves, not to be released until the next Year of Jubilee—fifty years after the previous one.] you have come into the hand of your neighbor, Go humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor [to pay his debt and release you]. 4 Give no [unnecessary] sleep to your eyes, Nor slumber to your eyelids; 5 Tear yourself away like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter And like a bird from the hand of the fowler. 6 Go to the ant, O lazy one; Observe her ways and be wise, 7 Which, having no chief, Overseer or ruler, 8 She prepares her food in the summer And brings in her provisions [of food for the winter] in the harvest. 9 How long will you lie down, O lazy one? When will you arise from your sleep [and learn self-discipline]? 10 “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to lie down and rest”—11 So your poverty will come like an approaching prowler who walks [slowly, but surely] And your need [will come] like an armed man [making you helpless]. 12 A worthless person, a wicked man, Is one who walks with a perverse (corrupt, vulgar) mouth. 13 Who winks with his eyes [in mockery], who shuffles his feet [to signal], Who points with his fingers [to give subversive instruction]; 14 Who perversely in his heart plots trouble and evil continually; Who spreads discord and strife. 15 Therefore [the crushing weight of] his disaster will come suddenly upon him; Instantly he will be broken, and there will be no healing or remedy [because he has no heart for God]. 16 These six things the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] hates; Indeed, seven are repulsive to Him: 17 A proud look [the attitude that makes one overestimate oneself and discount others], a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that creates wicked plans, Feet that run swiftly to evil, 19 A false witness who breathes out lies [even half-truths], And one who spreads discord (rumors) among brothers. 20 My son, be guided by your father’s [God-given] commandment (instruction) And do not reject [Literally, forsake.] the teaching of your mother; 21 Bind them continually upon your heart (in your thoughts), And tie them around your neck. 22 When you walk about, they (the godly teachings of your parents) will guide you; When you sleep, they will keep watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you. 23 For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching [of the law] is light, And reproofs (rebukes) for discipline are the way of life, 24 To keep you from the evil woman, From [the flattery of] the smooth tongue of an immoral woman. 25 Do not desire (lust after) her beauty in your heart, Nor let her capture you with her eyelashes. 26 For on account of a prostitute one is reduced to a piece of bread [to be eaten up], And the immoral woman hunts [with a hook] the precious life [of a man]. 27 Can a man take fire to his chest And his clothes not be burned? 28 Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched? 29 So is the one who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Whoever touches her will not be found innocent or go unpunished. 30 People do not despise a thief if he steals To satisfy himself when he is hungry; 31 But when he is found, he must repay seven times [what he stole]; He must give all the property of his house [if necessary to meet his fine]. 32 But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks common sense and sound judgment and an understanding [of moral principles]; He who would destroy his soul does it. 33 Wounds and disgrace he will find, And his reproach (blame) will not be blotted out. 34 For jealousy enrages the [wronged] husband; He will not spare [the guilty one] on the day of vengeance. 35 He will not accept any ransom [offered to buy him off from demanding full punishment]; Nor will he be satisfied though you offer him many gifts (bribes).


7:1 My son, keep my words And treasure my commandments within you [so they are readily available to guide you]. 2 Keep my commandments and live, And keep my teaching and law as the apple of your eye. 3 Bind them [securely] on your fingers; Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Say to [skillful and godly] wisdom, “You are my sister,” And regard understanding and intelligent insight as your intimate friends; 5 That they may keep you from the immoral woman, From the foreigner [who does not observe God’s laws and] who flatters with her [smooth] words. 6 For at the window of my house I looked out through my lattice. 7 And among the naive [the inexperienced and gullible], I saw among the youths A young man lacking [good] sense, 8 Passing through the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house 9 In the twilight, in the evening; In the black and dark night. 10 And there a woman met him, Dressed as a prostitute and sly and cunning of heart. 11 She was boisterous and rebellious; She [Literally, Her feet do not.] would not stay at home. 12 At times she was in the streets, at times in the market places, Lurking and setting her ambush at every corner. 13 So she caught him and kissed him And with a brazen and impudent face she said to him: 14 “I have peace offerings with me; Today I have paid my vows. 15 “So I came out to meet you [that you might share with me the feast of my offering], Diligently I sought your face and I have found you. 16 “I have spread my couch with coverings and cushions of tapestry, With colored fine linen of Egypt. 17 “I have perfumed my bed With myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 18 “Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; Let us console and delight ourselves with love. 19 For my husband is not at home. He has gone on a long journey; 20 He has taken a bag of money with him, And he will come home on the appointed day.” 21 With her many persuasions she caused him to yield; With her flattering lips she seduced him. 22 Suddenly he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter [not knowing the outcome], Or as one in stocks going to the correction [to be given] to a fool, 23 Until an arrow pierced his liver [with a mortal wound]; Like a bird fluttering straight into the net, He did not know that it would cost him his life. 24 Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, And pay attention to the words of my mouth. 25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, Do not stray into her [evil, immoral] paths. 26 For she has cast down many [mortally] wounded; Indeed, all who were killed by her were strong. 27 Her house is the way to Sheol [Hades, the nether world, the place of the dead.], Descending to the chambers of death.

(Proverbs 5:3 — 7:27, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Offering Seed to Molech


Sandwiched between prohibitions against infidelity (verse 20) and sodomy (verse 22), is a prohibition that at first appears to be entirely out of context:


You shall not give any of your children to offer them [by fire as a sacrifice] to Molech [the god of the Ammonites], nor shall you profane the name of your God [by honoring idols as gods]. I am the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text].

(Leviticus 18:21, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


This verse is typically interpreted as a prohibition against idolatry. But, why would a statement about idolatry, specifically child sacrifice, be included in a chapter devoted to sexual interdictions? Perhaps this prohibition is not out of place after all – provided it is translated and interpreted correctly. Following are four clues that should prove helpful in determining Yahweh’s intent.


Clue #1


In the KJV version of Leviticus 18:21, the phrase “the fire” is in italics, indicating that there are no corresponding words in the Hebrew manuscripts and that these two words were added by the translators. This is not to say that Molech worship did not include offering children as burnt sacrifices. The fact that this did occur is indicated in other passages. However, this is not what is being addressed in Leviticus Chapter 18 and, therefore, the words “the fire” do not belong in this verse. The judgment for passing one’s seed to Molech is found in Leviticus Chapter 20:


1 Then the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Moreover, you shall say to the children of Israel,


‘Any Israelite or any stranger residing in Israel who gives any of his children to Molech (the god of the Ammonites) [as a human sacrifice] shall most certainly be put to death; the people of the land shall stone him with stones.”

(Leviticus 20:1-2, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Again, in the KJV of Leviticus 20:1-2. the translators did not add the phrase “the fire” in the judgment for this sin and its absence leaves room for the possibility that there is more than one way to offer or sacrifice your seed to Molech.


Clue #2


Leviticus 20:5 uses the words “whoring” and “whoredom” to describe this same transgression. These two words are, of course, indicative of some kind of sexual misconduct, either figurative or literal:


3 And I [Yahweh] will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.


4 And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:


5 Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

(Leviticus 20:3-5, King James Version (KJV), emphasis and comment added)


This passage is not addressing Israel’s “whoredom,” that is, idolatry as a nation. Instead, it pertains to an individual’s whoredom with Molech or with what Molech represents. Therefore, the whoredom addressed in Leviticus Chapter 18 and 20 is more likely literal than figurative.


Clue #3


Leviticus 18:21 forbids letting one’s seed pass through to Molech. The phrase “pass through” is translated from the Hebrew word `abar. Strong’s Concordance #H5674 and The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon define `abar:


“…a primitive root; to cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation).”[1]


[1] James Strong, “עָבַר,” “Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary,” The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990) page 85.


…prop. causeth to pass over, sc. semen….[2]


[2] Francis Brown, S.R. Driver, Charles A. Briggs, William Gesenius, “עָבַר,” The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1979) page 718.


The latter lexicon also quotes Job Chapter 21 in which the Hebrew word `abar is translated gendereth:


Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

(Job 21:10, King James Version (KJV), emphasis added)


Other versions of Job 21:10 translate `abar as mates and breeds. It may not yet be evident what specific sexual sin is being referred to in Leviticus 18:21; but it should be apparent that this prohibition does indeed agree with the context and it is consonant with the other Seventh Commandment statutes found in Leviticus Chapter 18.


Clue #4


The statute in Leviticus Chapter 18 and the judgment in Leviticus Chapter 20 are, obviously, not meant to be understood as prohibitions against sexual participation with the god Molech himself. Therefore, Molech represents something or someone else. Molech was the national deity of the Ammonites, who were one of several lineages with whom the Israelites were forbidden to intermarry with. The fact that the Ammonites were a forbidden lineage is the final clue for the correct interpretation of this prohibition. Passing one’s seed to Molech is a Hebrew idiom indicating forbidden lineage and interracial relationships. Both transgressions are condemned because they mingle or pollute Israel’s genes and usually lead to idolatry.

Peake’s Commentary on the Bible questions the customary interpretation of Leviticus 18:21 and then provides alternate analyses:


21 is generally interpreted as referring to a ceremony whereby children were passed through fire, possibly burning them as whole-offerings. But it is curious that the prohibition here occurs among sexual matters. The ancient versions have ‘cause to serve’ (Sam.), ‘serve,’ (LXX), ‘cause to lie down for sexual intercourse (Syr.), whilst other Greek Versions have ‘compel by force’.[3]


[3] Matthew Black, General Editor, Peake’s Commentary on the Bible (Nairobi, Kenya: Thomas Nelson And Sons LTD, 1962) page 249.


In his book Old Testament Light: The Indispensable Guide to the Customs, Manners, & Idioms of Biblical Times, George Lamsa provides Leviticus 18:21 from the Syriac translation of the Old Testament:


“Seed,” in this instance, means “semen.” The Eastern text reads: “You shall not let any of your semen be cast into a strange [non-Israelite] woman to cause her to be pregnant….” …This ordinance is against cohabiting with pagan women….[4]


[4] George M. Lamsa, Old Testament Light – The Indispensable Guide to the Customs, Manners, & Idioms of Biblical Times (New York, NY: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1964) page 177.


Lamsa also points out that the word “ ‘Molech’ … [in] the Aramaic reads “a strange woman;” that is, a woman of another race or religion.”[5]


[5] Lamsa, page 182.


Both the Encyclopedia Judaica and The Jewish Encyclopedia reference the book of Jubilees while commenting upon the meaning of this idiom in Leviticus Chapter 18 and 20:


The book of Jubilees 30:7ff. connects intermarriage or rather the marrying off of one’s children to pagans [non-Israelites] with the sin of Moloch. …the prohibition of Moloch … the impregnation of a pagan woman, an interpretation lying behind the Syriac translation in Leviticus 18 and 20. The common denominator of all these traditions is the understanding of Moloch worship as the transfer of Jewish [Israelite] children to paganism either by delivering them directly to pagan priests or by procreation through intercourse with a pagan woman. This tradition, which could hardly be an invention, is now corroborated by the evidence in the Assyrian documents.[6]


[6] “Moloch, Cult of,” Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, Israel: Encyclopaedia Judaica Company, 1971) Volume 12, page 232.


In the book of Jubilees intermarriage with all [non-Israelite] Gentiles is prohibited, no allowance being made for proselytes (Jubilees, xx. 4, xxii. 20, xxx. 11; comp. Targ. Yer. To Lev. xviii. 21, “Thou shalt not give any of thy seed to make them pass through the fire of Moloch,” which is translated: “Thou shalt not give a child in marriage to a Gentile by which the offspring is turned over to idolatry….”) ”[7]


[7] “Intermarriage,” The Jewish Encyclopedia (New York & London: Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1904) Volume VI, page 611.


A portion of the passage from the book of Jubilees follows:


…if there is any man in Israel who desires to give his daughter or his sister to any man who is of the seed of the [non-Israelite] Gentiles, he shall surely die … for he has committed a sin and a shame in Israel…. And to this law there is no limit of days and no ceasing and no forgiveness, but he shall be rooted out who defiles his daughter, among all Israel, because he has given of his seed to Moloch…. And thou, Moses, command the children of Israel and testify over them that they shall not give any of their daughters to the Gentiles and that they shall not take any of the daughters of the Gentiles; for this is accursed before the Lord…. And it is disgraceful to Israel to those that give and to those that receive from any Gentiles any daughters, for it is unclean and accursed to Israel; and Israel will not be clean of this uncleanness of him who has of the daughters of the Gentiles for a wife, or who has given of his daughters to a man who is of any of the seed of the Gentiles….[8]


[8] Jubilees 30:6-12.


Only peoples of other races and the forbidden lineages of Canaan, Moab and Ammon are included in the prohibition in Leviticus 18:21. Israelites were permitted to marry other racially alike non-Israelites. The Midianites, for example, were not Israelites but because they were descendants of Abraham, they were not included in the Leviticus 18:21 prohibition.


Leviticus 18:21 addresses this sin in an idiomatic fashion; the priest Ezra is more direct:


Mixed Marriages


1 When these things were completed, the officials came to me [Ezra] and said, “The people of Israel and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, but have committed the repulsive acts of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites. 2 For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race [Literally, seed.] has intermingled [Historically, intermarriage with other nations led the Jews into pagan practices which brought God’s wrath and judgment upon all the people.] with the peoples of the lands. Indeed, the officials and chief men have been foremost in this unfaithful act and direct violation [of God’s will].” 3 When I [Ezra] heard this, I tore my clothing and my robe [in grief], I pulled out some of the hair from my head and my beard, and sat down appalled [at the shame of it]. 4 Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel because of the unfaithfulness of the exiles gathered to me as I sat appalled until the evening offering.


Prayer of Confession


5 At the evening offering I [Ezra] arose from my [time of] humiliation and penitence and having torn my clothing and my robe, I fell on my knees and stretched out my hands to the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] my God, 6 and I said, “O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our wrongdoings have risen higher than our heads and our guilt has grown to the heavens. 7 Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been exceedingly guilty; and on account of our wrongdoings we, our kings, and our priests have been handed over to the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, to plundering, and to complete shame, as it is today. 8 But now for a brief moment grace has been [shown to us] from the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] our God, who has left us a surviving remnant and has given us a peg (secure hold) in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a little reviving in our bondage. 9 For we are slaves; yet our God has not abandoned us in our bondage, but has extended lovingkindness to us before the kings of Persia, to revive us to rebuild the house of our God, to repair the site of its ruins and to give us a wall [of protection] in Judah and Jerusalem.


10 Now, O our God, what shall we say after this? For we have abandoned (turned away from) Your commandments, 11 which You have commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, ‘The land which you are entering to possess is a defiled land with the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, through their repulsive acts which have filled it from one end to the other along with their impurity. 12 So now do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons; and never seek their peace or their prosperity, so that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your children forever.’

(Ezra 9:1-12, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)


2 Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, said to Ezra, “We have been unfaithful to our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land; yet now there is hope for Israel in spite of this. 3 Therefore let us now make a covenant with our God to send away all the [foreign] wives and their children, in accordance with the advice of my lord and of those who tremble [in reverent obedience] at the commandment of our God; and let it be done in accordance with the Law.

(Ezra 10:2-3, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)


This was to be done according to the Law/Torah. The only Law Ezra could have been referring to was the Seventh Commandment statute we find in Leviticus 18:21. The fact that the Israelites were commanded to live separate from other peoples also demonstrates that Yahweh forbade miscegenation or a mixture of races.


With these witnesses in mind and because Deuteronomy Chapter 20 associates this sin with whoredom and because the phrase “pass through” can have sexual implications, and because Leviticus Chapter 18 is a chapter devoted to sexual perversions and not to idolatry, it should be apparent that verse 21 fits the chapter’s context perfectly. This verse condemns forbidden lineage and interracial relationships – also known as miscegenation – that pollute Israel’s genes and often lead to the worship of false gods.


Yahweh’s desire for racial purity, cannot be denied. His design for His creation to produce after its own kind is repeated ten times in Genesis Chapter 1. This idea was expanded upon in the Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus:


Every beast loveth his like, and every man loveth his neighbour. All flesh consorteth according to kind, and a man will cleave to his like.

(Ecclesiasticus 13:15-16, KJV, emphasis added)[9]


[9] Apocrypha, Ecclesiasticus 13:15-16.


Consider also the following prohibitions:


You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear clothing of two kinds of material (linen and woollen) mixed together.

(Leviticus 19:19, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis added)


Was Yahweh only concerned with livestock, produce and clothing? Or was it for man’s sake that it was written that we are not to gender diverse kinds? The answer to this question is found in Deuteronomy Chapter 23:


A bastard [An illegitimate birth. That is, one who was born from incest, an adulterous relationship, or a mixed marriage (a Jew or a Jewess and a Gentile).] shall not enter into the congregation of LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text]; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of LORD [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text].

(Deuteronomy 23:2, King James Version (KJV), emphasis and comments added)


The Hebrew word mamzer (Strong’s #H4464), translated “bastard” and “illegitimate birth” in the King James and New American Standard versions, is defined in Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary:


…from an unused root meaning to alienate; a mongrel, i.e. born of a Jewish [Israelite] father and a [non-Israelite] heathen mother.[10]


[10] James Strong, “מַמְזֵר,” “Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary,” The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990) page 67.


A child conceived from an interracial relationship is just as illegitimate in Yahweh’s sight as is a child born out of wedlock – both are the consequence of adultery, the mating of two people outside lawful limits.


Along with other Old Testament passages, Nehemiah’s inspired commentary (Nehemiah 13:1-3) on Deuteronomy 23:3 reveals that the congregation or assembly of Yahweh is not speaking of a religious assembly but instead of the geographical territory wherein Israel abode. This phrase demands racial, not necessarily religious, segregation.


The Bible clearly dictates racial and, therefore, geographical segregation for the Israelites (Exodus 33:16; Leviticus 20:24-26; Numbers 23:9; Deuteronomy 32:8; 1 Kings 8:51-53; Acts 17:26, etc.) Nevertheless, Yahweh intends that His Laws, including those concerning racial purity and segregation, be communicated to the rest of the world (1 Kings 8:41-60; Isaiah 2:2-3, 49:3-6, 56:3-8; Mark 16:15-16, etc.).


The judgment upon the offspring from a forbidden lineage or interracial relationship, as described in Deuteronomy Chapter 23, may seem harsh, especially because the offspring was not a participant in the initial sin. However, the Bible provides precedent for this kind of judgment. Canaan, Moab and Ammon were the consequence of incest and yet Yahweh judged them and their respective lineages by forbidding Israel to intermarry with or live among them, even though they were racially alike.


Why would Yahweh be so harsh upon the innocent victims of their parents’ transgressions? It should be kept in mind that Yahweh knows the beginning from the end and that His judgments are remedial in nature for the overall good of mankind. Therefore, one of the reasons for Yahweh’s judgment upon the mamzer or mongrel, it would appear, was to deter the perpetuation of the same sin, thereby retaining purity in the bloodlines and preventing the weaknesses that result from genetic interbreeding.


People are more likely to mix with those who are or appear to be racially alike. Therefore, according to the Laws of Yahweh, the mamzer, who would look more like an Israelite than a pure-blood non-Israelite, is to be segregated from Israel, the same as the pure-blood person of another race or forbidden lineage.


Ezra and other leaders in Judah understood the importance of keeping Israel’s bloodline pure:


Mixed Marriages


1 When these things were completed, the officials came to me [Ezra] and said, “The people of Israel and the priests and Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, but have committed the repulsive acts of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites. 2 For they have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race [Literally, seed.] has intermingled [Historically, intermarriage with other nations led the Jews into pagan practices which brought God’s wrath and judgment upon all the people.] with the peoples of the lands. Indeed, the officials and chief men have been foremost in this unfaithful act and direct violation [of God’s will].” 3 When I [Ezra] heard this, I tore my clothing and my robe [in grief], I pulled out some of the hair from my head and my beard, and sat down appalled [at the shame of it]. 4 Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel because of the unfaithfulness of the exiles gathered to me as I sat appalled until the evening offering.


Prayer of Confession


5 At the evening offering I [Ezra] arose from my [time of] humiliation and penitence and having torn my clothing and my robe, I fell on my knees and stretched out my hands to the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] my God, 6 and I said, “O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our wrongdoings have risen higher than our heads and our guilt has grown to the heavens. 7 Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been exceedingly guilty; and on account of our wrongdoings we, our kings, and our priests have been handed over to the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, to plundering, and to complete shame, as it is today. 8 But now for a brief moment grace has been [shown to us] from the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] our God, who has left us a surviving remnant and has given us a peg (secure hold) in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a little reviving in our bondage. 9 For we are slaves; yet our God has not abandoned us in our bondage, but has extended lovingkindness to us before the kings of Persia, to revive us to rebuild the house of our God, to repair the site of its ruins and to give us a wall [of protection] in Judah and Jerusalem.


10 Now, O our God, what shall we say after this? For we have abandoned (turned away from) Your commandments, 11 which You have commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, ‘The land which you are entering to possess is a defiled land with the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, through their repulsive acts which have filled it from one end to the other along with their impurity. 12 So now do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons; and never seek their peace or their prosperity, so that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it as an inheritance to your children forever.’ 13 And after everything that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, since You our God have punished us less than our wrongdoings deserve, and have given us survivors like these, 14 shall we again break Your commandments and intermarry with the peoples who practice these repulsive acts? Would You not be angry with us to the point of total destruction, so that there would be no remnant nor survivor? 15 O Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text] God of Israel, You are [uncompromisingly] just (righteous), for we have been left as survivors, as it is this day. Behold, we are before You in our guilt, for no one can stand before You because of this.

(Ezra 9:1-15, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


This passage is principally addressing Canaan, Moab and Ammon and those with whom they had mixed. These were the people in and near the land of Judah in Ezra’s day. The same would have applied to other races if they had been the non-Israelites in the land at that time. Nehemiah expanded and applied the prohibitions we find in Deuteronomy 23:3 against mixing with Ammon and Moab, to all forbidden foreigners:


…they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein [Deuteronomy 23:3] was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever…. Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude…. And I [Nehemiah] contended with them … and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves. Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? …Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives? …Thus cleansed I them from all strangers….

(Nehemiah 13:1-30, King James Version (KJV), emphasis and comments added)


The phrase “the mixed multitude” is translated from the Hebrew word `ereb (Strong’s # H6154). `Ereb is defined by James Strong:


…the web (or transverse threads of cloth); also a mixture, (or mongrel race).[11]


[11] James Strong, “עֶרֶב,” “Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary,” The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1990) page 91.


The Prophet Hosea rebuked the house of Israel for bearing strange children:


They have dealt treacherously against the Lord [Strong’s Concordance #H3068 YHWH in the Hebrew text], For they have borne illegitimate (pagan) children. Now the New [Instead of a celebration, judgment would occur at the time of the New Moon Festival; 2:11.] Moon will devour them along with their land [bringing judgment and captivity].

(Hosea 5:7, Amplified Bible (AMP), emphasis and comments added)


Miscegenation or race mixing is forbidden in the Bible. It is adultery, that is, the adulteration of any and all races, the mixing of two diverse seeds that Yahweh never intended to be mixed.

Typical of cultures that have rejected their biblical moorings and that, more often than not, call good evil and evil good (Isaiah 5:20), today’s multicultural society condemns segregation and promotes miscegenation. Man’s desire to integrate and miscegenate will ultimately destroy the different races and their cultures. In contrast, Yahweh’s biblical design for man to segregate and remain pure, protects and perpetuates all the different races and their cultures. It should be apparent which of the two ideologies is truly hateful and destructive.

This concludes our study of Part 2 of Part 6 on The Seventh Commandment. Stay tuned for Part 3 next week.

FIRST and GOAL

November 17, 2020

Psalm 119:169-176 Revelation 2:18-29

Psalm 119:169 TAV.

Tav


By Jeff A. Benner

Ancient Name: Taw

Pictograph: Crossed Sticks

Meanings: Mark, Sign, Signal, Monument

Sound: T

The Hebrew Alphabet - The Letter Tav (ת)


We have now reached the 22nd and final letter of the Aleph-Bet – the letter ת (Tav). ...

This letter symbolizes doing things with a goal in mind. We can compare it to a mountain climber, who reaches the peak and accomplishes his goal.

The Hebrew Alphabet - The Letter Tav (ת)

Psalm 119:169 TAV. Let my cry come near before thee, O YHVH:

give me understanding according to Thy WORD.

Psalm 119:170 Let my supplication come before Thee:

deliver me according to Thy WORD.

Psalm 119:171 My lips shall utter praise, when

Thou hast taught me Thy Statutes.

Psalm 119:172 My tongue shall speak of Thy WORD:

for all Thy Commandments are righteousness.

Psalm 119:173 Let Thine hand help me;

for I have chosen Thy Precepts.

Psalm 119:174 I have longed for Thy Salvation [H3444 YESH-OO’-AW],

O YHVH; and Thy Law [H8451 TORAH] is my delight.

Psalm 119:175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee;

and let Thy Judgments help me.

Psalm 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep [see Isaiah 53:6!];

seek Thy servant;

for I do not forget Thy Commandments.

YESH-OO’-AW did NOT annul this at the cross [tav]

HE gave us FIRST & GOAL!

The GOAL is to be with HIM in obedience, as HE says:

John 14:15 If ye love ME, keep MY Commandments.

Are YESH-OO’-AWs COMMANDMENTS different from HIS DAD’s?

and our DAD’s?? (That’s why HE calls us HIS Brothers and Sisters :o))

John 7:16 YESH-OO’-AW answered them, and said, My doctrine is not Mine,

but HIS YHVH’s - that sent Me.

Now that we are within 10 yards of the GOAL, with a fresh-start, in HIS LIFEBLOOD, are we gonna fumble or carry the ball???!!!

If I may speculate, just for a moment, was our FIRST and goal about 3 years ago? Are we now at FOURTH and GOAL? Is the BEMA SEAT Judgment (award ceremony, of Romans 14:10 & Second Corinthians 5:9) just beyond the TAV ahead?

I am very grateful for the teachings of the late Dr. Chuck Missler, in his “Learn the BIBLE in 24 hours” series of 24 one hours presentations. In particular, at this juncture, hour 22:

Learn the Bible in 24 Hours - Hour 22 - Small Groups - Chuck Missler


KEY phrase:

Revelation 2:29 He that hath an ear,

let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churcheS.

Pre-Trib is better stated Pre-WRATH of YHVH and HIS SON rapture.

I believe that the 70th Week of Daniel has already begun. And again

YESH-OO’-AW says:

WATCH

for the morning and evening sacrifices in Jerusalem AND

the forced cessation!

I digress.

YeHoVaH IS adding HIS blessing to the reading of HIS entire Holy Bible. Amen.

Rog

Shema (Hear & Obey) YeHoVaH's instructions for Yeshua is coming soon. Read ALL YeHoVaH'S BOOK!

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the Spring Feasts of Israel

Matzot & Reshit

the Feast of Unleavened Bread

by haRold Smith

a citizen of the Commonwealth (Ephesians 2:19)


"On the fifteenth day of the same month is the festival of matzot; for seven days you are to eat matzah (unleavened bread)."

Leviticus 23:6


"When you come into the land that I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring an omer (sheaf [of Barley]) of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest, and he shall wave the sheaf before YaHoVeH, so that you may be accepted. On the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it."

Leviticus 23:10-11


"You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the omer of the wave offering. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to YaHoVeH."

Leviticus 23:15-16


Although the traditional, orthodox religion of Judaism has counted them as one eight day feast, scripture tells us there are actually two separate feasts. Pesach (click on highlighted words to view content). (what has been coopted by Christianity as "Passover") is the first of the Feasts of YaHoVeH that would be given to them through Moses and the second was the Feast of Matzot (Unleavened Bread). YaHoVeH would give the children of Jacob (renamed "Israel") five more Feasts but Pesach is predominate. Israel had been in the land of Egypt for 430 years. The time of this event would be the last night they would spend as slaves in Egypt. YaHoVeH had already given out nine plagues against Pharaoh and the tenth one was about to come. On the 10th day of the first month (Nisan) of the year, they were to take a lamb and set it aside from all the other lambs to examine it for four days. Then on the 14th day of the first month they were to kill the lamb, put the blood of the lamb on the lintel and on the two side posts of the door of their homes. Then they were to roast the lamb and eat it in their homes, for on this night YaHoVeH was coming through the land (not a "death angel") and wherever He saw the blood of the lamb on the doorposts of the home, He would "pass over" that home, sparing the first born in that home. This night Israel would experience national deliverance by the hand of YaHoVeH from Pharaoh. This was the beginning of the exodus to the land of Canaan that YaHoVeH had promised to them in the Abrahamic Covenant.


Beginning the day after the Feast of Pesach is the week-long Feast of Matzot (English Unleavened Bread) celebrated in the Land of Israel with an excitement that is truly remarkable to experience. From a balcony overlooking the hillside upon which a settlement is built, the songs being sung from other homes nearby by the men, women and children of this Land was up from every corner of the canyon floor, swirling past one's ears with an unabashed exuberance as they made their way upward - a sweet smelling scent in the nostrils of YaHoVeH Being quietly secluded from above offers a vantage point to be able to view the events taking place on the portico below of another small group as they suddenly arose from the table where they had been eating. Singing joyously loud they locked arms and proceeded to dance with abandon to the music they voiced, extolling this God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It was a moment that personified the Spirit resonating throughout this wonderful Land of inheritance. Both Pesach and Matzot commemorate the time when the Israelites left Egypt under the mighty hand of power of this One True Holy One of Israel to cross the Red Sea, redeemed from the yoke of bondage to walk in freedom. Yeshua kept this feast of Pesach Himself as a holy convocation in Luke 22:7-20. In like manner, those of us who have embraced the Words of YaHoVeH exampled in the Life of Yeshua (Exodus 20:1-17), remember our deliverance from bondage through the blood of the Lamb (just as Israel was delivered from Egypt in the Exodus).


The second feast, Matzot, demonstrates a holy walk. In scripture, the figurative imagery relating to sin is leaven and the Elohim of Israel asked for a week of eating "sinless" bread. The bread they took with them was not puffed up, it was baked without yeast - it was unleavened. There simply was not time, in their haste to leave, to allow the bread to rise. Even in Israel right now, for days preceding the Pesach Seder (Passover meal), in remembrance of this time of deliverance, stores quit selling bread and every crumb of leaven is swept from and thrown out of the houses of the people. Following the rabbinical orthodox tradition, before Matzot begins there are some preparations to accomplish. First, a week or so before Pesach, the whole house must be cleaned. The purpose of this is to remove all leaven from the house (Exodus 12:19-20; 13:7-8). Until all leaven is removed from the house it is not worthy for the feasts to be celebrated. Then the evening before Pesach the husband of the house will take the children with him, a candle, a feather and a wooden spoon, and they will search the house for leaven. He is conducting a religious ceremony in which he symbolically searches for the last vestige of leaven in every room of the house. Usually, it is the wife who has cleaned the house, but in ten different locations she has left pieces of leaven for the husband and children to find. When they find the 10 pieces, the husband takes the leaven on the wooden spoon along with the feather and candle, wraps them in a linen napkin, and takes it outside to a fire in the backyard (bonfire in city locations), and throws it all into the fire. In so doing it states that this house is now worthy to celebrate the feasts. As we walk in Yeshua, "the Bread of Life," we don't "abolish" Matzot but, rather, in elevating it we demonstrate a continuous keeping of this feast - which is exactly our instruction from the Hebrew Apostle Sha'ul (Paul) in 1 Corinthians 5:8.

The Feast of Reshit (Firstfruit - 1 Corinthians 15:21-23 above) is actually a feast within a feast, a celebration of the firstfruit of the barley harvest that begins the day following the Feast of Pesach (but only after a Shabbat - Leviticus 23:10-11). Since Reshit is celebrated only after a Shabbat means it could happen anywhere within the week-long feast of Matzot. Reshit is where the first collected sheaf of barley (known as an omer) is waved before YaHoVeH to honor His Goodness of provision for the children of Israel. Yeshua fulfilled this feast by being resurrected on the day of the feast. The question is, other Hebrew people were resurrected from the dead, so how is Yeshua the Firstfruit of Resurrection? The answer is because there are two types of resurrections: The first type is merely a restoration back to natural life. This means that one would die again later; those who were raised before the Resurrection of Yeshua all died again. The second type of resurrection is true resurrection life when "...mortality puts on immortality and corruption puts on incorruption" and one is no longer subject to death (1 Corinthians 15:53-54). When Yeshua was raised from the dead He was no longer subject to death. This is the Firstfruit of the resurrection. The term Reshit means that there is more to come. When the priest waved the omer of the barley harvest before YaHoVeH as the Firstfruit he was thanking YaHoVeH for the abundant harvest that they were about to have. The firstfruit were the very first of the harvest, as it was only the beginning of the abundance of the harvest that was about to follow. Messiah Yeshua, the Firstfruit of the Resurrection, meant that He was the first of the resurrection that would never see death again. The abundance of the harvest of the resurrection means that there will be an abundance of resurrections in the future at the Day of YaHoVeH (Zechariah 14:5). Yeshua gave His Father His proper First Fruits offering; graves were opened, dead people rose and were seen after His resurrection in Jerusalem (Matthew 27:53). Our Lord, not unlike any farmer of the soil, gratefully brought before the Father a few early "crops" of what will be a magnificent harvest later on.


With this third feast, however, Christianity has confused the issue by substituting an ancient pagan fertility rite with the original directions of Leviticus 23:10-11. Today, Christianity has an amalgam of a Babylonian festival with a scriptural holy convocation calling it "Easter." As it happens, since YaHoVeH uses the things that come up out of the ground spontaneously and miraculously after the long, dead winter to represent the Resurrection of Yeshua, where Easter is concerned, Christianity has confused a pagan ritual with Firstfruit. Each spring, the Babylonians saw the genuine first fruits of the ground and assumed it would be a fine time to ask their goddess, Ishtar (Easter), for new babies. They worshipped the things in nature which represented fertility, such as the rabbit and the egg. The people wore new costumes, in keeping with the new buds on the trees and shrubbery. Today, we continue the Babylonian rite with our Easter Bunny and our painted eggs and our new outfits for the Easter Parade. An egg http://hethathasanear.com/Matzot.html hunt, of course, represents the attempt to conceive a baby (see No Other God for more on the origin of Easter), . The first day of Matzot is also the first day of the "Counting of the Omer" - the forty-nine days leading up to the Feast of Shavu'ot (what has been co-opted by Christianity and re-named as Pentecost) on the fiftieth day.

the Spring Feasts of Israel

Part One: Pesach - 3Days&3Nights

Part Two: Matzot & FirstFruits

Part Three: Shavu'ot

???Questions???

Please feel free to email me at harold@hethathasanear.com. While not claiming to have all the answers, it would be an honor to partake with you of what Spirit is uncovering.

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The Day Jesus Died (Part One)


In this video, he mentions Dispensationalism. Below are two sources for your consideration on Dispensationalism.


Dispensationalism A Return to Biblical Theology or Pseudo Christian Cult


The Error of Dispensationalism (Remastered) - 119 Ministries


Viewing Scripture through the indoctrinated lens of dispensationalism has become the most common theological framework in mainstream Christianity. In this teaching, we examine dispensationalistic thinking, test it to the word, and allow the audience to generate their own conclusions and begin their own study on the subject matter. We pray that this teaching only blesses and serves the body, allowing His people to see the Word the way our Father intended, and the way our Messiah modeled for us.


The Day Jesus Died (Part Two)


The Lord's Day - Part 1: Sabbath and Sunday in Scripture


There has long been a debate about what is meant by the phrase, “The Lord’s Day” in Revelation. Some believe it refers to the sabbath while others believe it shows the sabbath day was changed to Sunday. Join us as we take a look at Sabbath and Sunday in Scripture, exploring some of the most common evidence used to support the Sunday position.

Jericho and Rahab Symbols of End Time Heroism


Jericho and Rahab are symbols of end time heroism. But who is Rahab a symbol of and what great city is symbolized by Jericho? Is Rabab the prostitute a hero or a villain? What are the meanings of the other end time symbols in the Jericho account? Watch this Nelson Walters video to find out the symbol of the 2 spies, why Jericho is locked down, who Joshua symbolizes and what the overall meaning of the story is.

Why Did God Ask Abraham to Sacrifice Isaac?


Why did God as Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? It sounds like the most barbaric thing that someone could possibly ask? What does this say about God? Something different than you think! And why did first century Jews stop celebrating this event around Passover and start celebrating it around Rosh Hashanah? Watch this Nelson Walters video to find out.

Pontius Pilate's Report on JESUS to Caesar is SHOCKING!


Pontius Pilate's detailed report on Jesus to Caesar after the Lord's death and crucifixion is SHOCKING, including Jesus' appearance, birth date, a details of a secret meeting and reports from eyewitnesses to the crucifixion. Can we trust this report? Watch this Nelson Walters video to find out.

Did Jesus Give Pontius Pilate a PROPHECY During a Secret Meeting Before His Arrest?


Did Pontius Pilate and Jesus meet secretly before Jesus was arrested? According to Pilate's report on Jesus to Caesar, they did. And according to Pilate, Jesus gave him a prophecy not found in the Bible, but one with strong biblical illusions. Watch this Nelson Walters video to find out the word for word account of Pilate's recollection of his secret meeting with Jesus.

Eyewitness Report of Jesus' Resurrection - Pilate Wrote What the Soldiers Saw and Felt


Are there eyewitness accounts to Jesus' Resurrection? Yes there are. The soldiers at the tomb reported on what they saw to Pontius Pilate. And Pilate wrote a report on these things to Caesar and the record of this still exists. Read the amazing details of what the soldiers saw and felt that morning.

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TOP SECRET SERIES—PART 23: Secrets of the CERN Stargate


March 30, 2021


The Large Hadron Collider could open a doorway to an extra dimension and out of this door might come something, or we might send something through it. —Sergio Bertolucci, director for research and scientific computing at CERN


The idea of multiple universes is more than a fantastic invention and deserves to be taken seriously.Aurelien Barrau, French particle physicist at CERN


Tom Hanks is to appear in the movie of Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons, which involves scientists at CERN making anti-matter. But the new experiment at the LHC to understand anti-matter cost less than Tom Hanks will earn from the movie.—Dr. Chris Parkes, Glasgow University, UK, CERN


CERN’s governing council wanted to build a kind of time machine that could open a window to how the Universe appeared in the first microseconds of its existence.… We might even find evidence of the existence of other dimensions. But to conjure up these conditions, the CERN council knew it needed to perform an engineering miracle.—James Morgan, BBC science reporter


The laboratory we know as CERN was born in 1952, not long after World War II and the emergence of the nuclear bomb. Since that time, some of the research at CERN has entered the public lexicon and nearly become a household word. This European facility began as a post-war physics project and blossomed into an international cabal searching for nothing less than God.


CERN is a French acronym based on the name of the working committee that imagined the possibilities for a physics laboratory governed by another emerging body, the Common Market, which would eventually rise as the revived Roman Empire, the European Union. The name for the committee was the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (European Council for Nuclear Research). Just two years later, in 1954, the working committee disbanded, the formal organization commenced work, and the official name was changed to Organisation Européenn pour la Recherche Nucléaire (European Organization for Nuclear Research).[i] Oddly enough, when the official name changed, the acronym should have changed as well—after all, the earlier “committee” had been a temporary entity that had helped birth a major research laboratory; the CERN acronym and the French designation Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire hadn’t yet propagated enough that renaming it would have proven problematic. So why didn’t the founders change the acronym along with the name?


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THE SCIENCE OF GOD—Physicists Testing Mind-Blowing Theory About “Time”


March 30, 2021


What’s going on when time passes? That depends on who you ask, but the passage of time is still a pretty big mystery. For people, time flows in what seems like one direction: from the past and into the future. Physicists generally explain this as time flowing from lower into higher entropy, or disorder. Instead, Vaccaro believes entropy might result from time, not the other way around. New Atlas’s Michael Irving reports: “[Vaccaro] uses the analogy of a tree blowing in the wind—while the leaves (entropy) may appear to be shaking the tree, they aren’t responsible for the motion themselves, but are the result of another force (wind). In this new theory, the ‘wind’ is created by time reversal symmetry violations (T violations)…


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WILL “DEEPFAKE” TECHNOLOGY BRING CANCEL CUTURE’S DOUBLETHINK AND NEWSPEAK EFFORTS TO A WHOLE NEW ANTICHIST LEVEL OF DECEPTION?


March 28, 2021


Recently Forbes Magazine detailed “an important and dangerous new phenomenon in AI: deepfakes. Deepfake technology enables anyone with a computer and an Internet connection to create realistic-looking photos and videos of people saying and doing things that they did not actually say or do.”[i]


[i] https://www.forbes.com/sites/robtoews/2020/05/25/deepfakes-are-going-to-wreak-havoc-on-society-we-are-not-prepared/?sh=4b9c04ab7494


Deepfakes often feature famous people such as celebrities or politicians that are produced by mapping neural networks within the face and then using those points of imagery to swap faces between two people, bringing an individual who was never actually there into the final product.[ii] This type trickery was once available only to the best in Hollywood with the equipment and software only filmmakers had access to. However, thanks to new strides in software development, deep-faking is now easily available across the Internet to anybody via numerous downloadable apps. Furthermore, the digital realism attainable with this type of software is more convincing and simpler to use than ever, meaning the type of training and expertise (not to mention time and money) it once took to produce such high-end results can now be obtained by anyone with an Internet connection.[iii]


[ii] ColdFusion. “Deepfakes—Real Consequences.” April 28, 2018. YouTube Video, 13:12. Accessed September 6, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMF2i3A9Lzw.


[iii] Stephan, Karl. “Seeing may not be believing: AI deepfakes and trust in media.” Mercatornet. October 15, 2018. Accessed September 6, 2019. https://www.mercatornet.com/connecting/view/seeing-may-not-be-believing-ai-deepfakes-and-trust-in-media/21827.


While the newest deepfakes often involve an actual swapping of faces between an actor and a “target” (the unsuspecting person who, unbeknownst to them, is about to star in a production without their own knowledge or consent), tampering with imagery to skew people’s concepts of an individual is not necessarily new, and has not always involved trading people’s actual faces. It can be as simple as lightly tampering with lighting or speed—as illustrated by a recently doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wherein the speed was slowed just enough to make it appear that she was under the influence of some type of substance, slurring her words as her eyes dragged dully across the screen.[iv] During the weeks following the release of this altered video, headlines and social media assertions regarding her mental capacities during the address raised questions about her competence in general.[v]


[iv] Kiely, Kathy. “Facebook refusal to curb fake Nancy Pelosi drunk video highlights need for responsibility.” USA Today. May 28, 2019. Accessed September 10, 2019. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/05/28/facebook-fake-video-nancy-pelosi-drunk-responsibility-column/1249830001/.


[v] Harwell, Drew. “Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media.” May 24, 2019. Accessed September 10, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/23/faked-pelosi-videos-slowed-make-her-appear-drunk-spread-across-social-media/.


The untampered video, played at regular speed, showed the speaker giving a simple address.[vi] Other pranksters have used the same technology to superimpose Nicholas Cage’s face into movies he didn’t star in, such as The Disaster Artist, The Sound of Music, and an entire scene of Friends[vii] wherein each of the six comrades’ faces were mutated into his. Other efforts went so far as to plug his face into the role of Lois Lane in the Superman movie Man of Steel.[viii]


[vi] “Why it’s getting harder to spot a deepfake video.” CNN Online Accessed September 7, 2019. https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2019/06/11/deepfake-videos-2020-election.cnn.


[vii] Derpfakes. “Nicholas Cage: Mega Mix Two.” February 2, 2019. YouTube: 2:05. Accessed September 10, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kuf1DLcXeo.


[viii] Usersub. “Nick Cage DeepFakes Movie Compilation.” January 31, 2018. YouTube: 2:17. Accessed September 10, 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU9YAHigNx8.


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