(a) Passover Haggadah (for Christians)



Digression 2 Part A: Easter

The word “Easter” does not occur in the original scriptures.

Easter and the Ancients

Easter, Ishtar, Ashtoreth, Oestara, Astarte, Semiramus, ...

"The name Easter, like the names of the days of the week, is a survival from the old Teutonic mythology. According to Bede [an eighth century monk] it is derived from Oestre, or Ostdra, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring, to whom the month answering to our April, and called Eoster-monath, was dedicated.
-- "Easter", Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th ed.

What means the term Easter itself? It is not a Christian name. Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, as pronounced by the people of Nineveh, was evidently identical with that now in common use in this country. That name, as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments is Ishtar."
-- The Two Babylons, Hislop, p. 103

"Many ancient cultures share this legend of Semiramus and Nimrod: called by such names as Ishtar and Tammuz in Babylon; Isis and Osiris in Egypt; Astarte and Bel in Syria; Aphrodite, Cybele, or Venus, and Attis or Adonis in Greece and Rome; and Oestre (the dawn goddess) in Britain.

They considered her "the Mother of Gods", and often depicted her either as a fertility symbol, or as a madonna figure.

Many pre-christian Europeans thought that their sun gods and fertility goddesses died at the winter solstice and regained life again at the spring equinox.

The concept of death and rebirth plays a large role in these legends. e.g. Cybele mourned two days for Attis, then celebrated his return on the third day, while Venus mourned two days for Adonis until he ascended to heaven on the third day."      From: http://www.math.uwaterloo.ca/~rbutterw/essays/Easter.html


There is much information available regarding the origin of Easter.  The question arises: How did the Pagans know about a virgin-born savior hundreds if not thousands of years before the time of Christ?

 Scripture reveals that Jesus, Yeshua, is God (Jn1:1, 1:14) and that he created all things:

Colossians 1:15 Who is (an) image of-the God namely-the invisible, first-born of-all creation,

v16 Because in him [the] all things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the (things) visible and the (things) invisible, whether thrones or lordships or rulers or authorities; [the] all-things have-been-and-still-are-created through him and with-reference-to him;

v17 And he himself is before all (things) and in him [the] all-things have-stood-and-still-stand-together,


Thus we know the constellations (star arrangements) are not pagan in their origin.

 Genesis  1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and LET THEM BE FOR SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days and years: 

 v15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 

 v16 And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also. 


There is an old Jewish teaching that the constellations read like a book, or rather a scroll.

Psalm 19 shows this in reference to God's Zodiac

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament showeth his handiwork. 

vs2 Day unto day uttereth speech, AND NIGHT UNTO NIGHT SHOWETH KNOWLEDGE. 

vs3 There is no speech nor language; THEIR VOICE is not heard. 

vs 4 THEIR LINE IS GONE OUT through all the earth, And their WORDS to the end of the world. In them hath he SET A TABERNACLE FOR THE SUN, 

vs 5 Which is as a BRIDEGROOM coming out of his chamber, And rejoiceth as a strong man to RUN HIS COURSE. 

vs6 His going forth is from the end of the heavens, And HIS CIRCUIT unto the ends of it; And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.


The Glory of God is shown in the knowledge in the stars.  Their line, their words (as in reading a book) has and is going out.  Their "words" are further defined here, in scripture.  The "circuit" of the Zodiac shows the "course" or path of the bridegroom.  It is an amazing testimony that no one may escape.  


 Note that the constellations are ordained by God:

Psalms 8:3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained

vs4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him?

[?.vs.4 -What the angels said about Adam.  ?]


The stars are not of pagan design, and existed before pagans existed on earth.

 The ancients considered the constellations a literal book. (Ps.19, above )

 Gen 1: 14 "And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years:"

"for signs" is derived from את ohth, which basically means "letter"


From Ms. Francis Rolleston's Mazzaroth Part 4,



(From Southey's "Doctor.")

"According to the Cabalists, the ancient Hebrews represented the stars severally and collectively by the letters of the Alphabet; to read the stars, therefore, was more than a metaphorical expression with them. And an astral alphabet for genethliacal purposes was published near the close of the fifteenth century, at Cracow, by Rabbi Kapol Ben Samuel, in a work entitled 'The Profundity of Profundities.'

"But as this would rest upon an insecure foundation,—for who could be assured that the alphabet had been accurately made out?—it has been argued that the heavens are repeatedly in the Scriptures called a book, whence it is to be inferred that they contain legible characters; that the first verse of the first chapter of Genesis ought to be translated 'In the beginning God created the letter or character of the heavens,' and that in the nineteenth Psalm we should read 'their line' instead of 'their sound has gone forth into all lands,' this referring to their arrangement in the firmament like letters upon a roll of parchment. Jews, Platonists, and Fathers of the Church, are shown to have believed in this celestial writing. And there can be no question but that both the language and the characters must be Hebrew, that being the original speech, and those the original characters, and both divinely communicated to man, not of human invention. But single stars are not to be read as letters, as in the astral alphabet. This may be a convenient mode of noting them in astronomical observations; the elements of this celestial science are more recondite in proportion as the science itself is more mysterious. An understanding eye may distinguish that the stars in their groups form Hebrew letters, instead of those imaginary shapes which are called the signs of the zodiac. But as the stars appear to us only as dots of light, much skill and sagacity are required for discovering how they combine into the complex forms of the Hebrew alphabet."


This brings to mind that petroglyphs may reflect the pictorial paleo Hebrew language.  The Paleo-Hebrew alphabet uses letter-signs, that is, the letters have a shape that visually depicts their meaning.


Below, a different approach to viewing the constellations.  Compare to the planisphere on the following page. 


When we consider that the ancient Hebrew letters, sometimes called Paleo-Hebrew, were written as pictures (pictograms), and that scripture and Jewish tradition show the constellations to be a book or scroll ("Their line has gone out"), we see a possible connection between petroglyphs carved in rock and the constellations or "letters" in the sky.




This planisphere is from the book "The Witness of the Stars", by Bullinger.

Related articles on the internet:

Hebrew Pictograms: http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Grammar/Unit_One/Pictograms/pictograms.html

Ancient History from the Scribes of Purgatory (Purgatory, Colorado!)

Turning Right at the Burning Bush (regarding Los Lunas, New Mexico-                                Decalogue)


There is much information available regarding the Gospel in the stars:

The three books are Mazzaroth: Or the Constellations by Frances Rolleston (London: Rivingtons, 1862), Gospel in the Stars by Joseph Seiss (Philadelphia, 1882), and Witness of the Stars by E.W. Bullinger (London, 1893). All are currently in print, the former having been reprinted recently by Weiser Books (2001) and the latter much earlier by Kregel (1972, 1967). Rolleston did most of the original work, but her book was almost totally ignored, partly because it is mostly a set of notes, which she expected readers to link together. The work was first popularized by Seiss, a Lutheran minister in America and then Bullinger in England. Each of them contributed something to the theory, and for many decades those two books were the only voices supporting the belief. Then in the last few decades, the cause has been espoused by many new adherents, but to the best of my knowledge, no one has contributed anything new in the last century. Thus a review of those three books covers most of what has been done on the subject.” -   by John P. Pratt   http://www.johnpratt.com/items/docs/gis/gis_review.html


Pratt has a webpage titled “Answering Objections to Gospel in the Stars”  located on the following link:



For more info on this subject refer to the following books:


The Witness of the Stars is available online here:



Mazzaroth is available online here:


 Gospel in the Stars by Joseph Seiss

 The Two Babylons, by Hislop, is also available online and is a great source of info on the pagan/Christian religious mix-up-mess.



Note on this study area, the Gospel in the Stars:

These things are interesting to study, however, knowledge and understanding of the constellations are not necessarily salvation points.  At a minimum great caution should be used when studying these things, as they are at times "meaty".  Moreover, we have the scriptures which plainly show that  Messiah Jesus/Yeshua is YHVH (Phil.2:9-11) and our trust in Him (Jn.3:16) removes our sin (Romans 3:24-25) and brings us into ONE in Messiah (Eph.5:30-32) who is ONE with the Father (Jn 10:30)  Praise God for his works and his grace!


Consider what God said Lucifer said:

Isaiah 14:12 (ASV) How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star [הֵילֵל] (KJV: Lucifer), son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations!


 The Septuagint translates הֵילֵל  "Heylel" as “ωσφόρος (heōsphorus),” which means “Dawn(light)-bearer.”

 “Lucifer,” is from the Latin, “lucis” and “ferre”; means “Lightbearer.”


Isa 14:13 And thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north; 

Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. 


 If you look at the zodiac from the north celestial pole it appears as the zodiac of astrology.


Satan is a liar.  He attempts to corrupt every good thing. And he looks good doing it.

Revelation 12:9  "And the dragon namely-the great (one) was-cast, the serpent namely-the ancient, the (one) being-called Devil and the satan, the (one) leading-astray the total inhabited-earth, he-was-cast into the earth, and his angels were-cast with him."

Devil and Satan are his names: "dragon and serpent" are figurative descriptions of his nature. Serpent = craftiness.

2 Corinthians 11:3  But I-am-fearing lest by-any-means as the serpent deluded Eve in his craftiness, thus YOUR thoughts might-be-corrupted from the simplicity and the pureness (namely-that) with-reference-to Messiah.  

This was NOT a literal serpent; it was Satan. Satan deluded Eve.

2 Corinthians 11:13 For the (ones) such-as-these (are) false-apostles, treacherous workmen, transfiguring-themselves into apostles of-Messiah.

v14 And no marvel, for the Satan is-transfiguring-himself into (an) angel of-light.

Satan is a good liar.

v15 Therefore (it-is) not (a) great-thing if his ministers also are-transfiguring-themselves as ministers of-righteousness; of-whom the finish will-be according-to their works.

v16 I-am-saying again, might not anyone think me to-be foolish; but if not in-fact, YOU-receive me even-if as foolish, in-order-that I-also might-boast something (a) little-while.

Satan is transfiguring himself into an angel of light, not into a literal serpent.


Satan changes the truth of the zodiac to the lie of idolatry;  this corruption began in the Garden of Eden;

Romans 1:18 For wrath of-God is-being-uncovered on all impiety and unrighteousness of-MEN, the (ones) holding-fast the truth in unrighteousness,

v19 For-the-reason-that the-thing known of-the God is manifest among them; for the God manifested (it) to-them.

v20 For the invisible-things of-him from creation of (a) world being-understood by-the things-made (are)-being-seen-clearly, both his constant power and divinity, with-reference-to their being without-defense,

v21 For-the-reason-that having-come-to-know the God they-glorified (him) not as God or gave-thanks, BUT they-were-aimless in their deliberations, and their heart without-understanding was-made-dark.

v22 Alleging to-be wise (ones) they-were-made-stupid,

v23 And they-changed the glory of-the imperishable God with (a) similitude of-(an)-image of-perishable MAN and of flying-things and of-four-footed-things and of-reptiles;

v24 On-this-account the God gave them over with the desires of-their hearts with-reference-to uncleanness, their bodies to-be-being-dishonored among them.

v25 They-who exchanged the truth of-the God with the lie, and they-venerated and they-served the creation beside the (one) having-created, who is blessed with-reference-to the ages; amen.


Since creation God revealed his truth to man via the heavens (vs19).  Man holds fast to a lie (vs18). God's divinity is shown and was known from the start (vs20) Man rejected God, and he made their heart dark.  They became stupid (vs 21-22).  Man exchanged the truth of the God in the constellations with a lie (vs23-25).  Note vs23 says they changed the glory of the God.  Ps. 19:1 says the heavens declare God's glory, so they changed what the heavenly things mean.  Certainly they did not even reduce the glory of God.    Are the constellations corrupt because man, deluded by Satan, corrupted their meaning?  Can man corrupt God?  No.


How do you tell the true zodiac from the pagan?

So, how do we distinguish the holy from the profane?    How do you differentiate between the true Zodiac and the pagan?

Generally:  The pagan view is satan's "view"; all segments are 30 degrees each, it circles anti clockwise as if seen from "above" - that is as seen from where satan falsely "places" himself.  God's Zodiac is viewed as you would from the earth (they are for signs for us) and it "runs" clockwise, the segments are not equal nor easily indicated and the constellations overlap.  Moreover, we study to show ourselves approved unto God


Regarding the pagan astrologers, God told Israel not to learn their ways -AND- be not dismayed at the signs of heaven:

Jer.10:2 thus saith Jehovah, Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the nations are dismayed at them.

 ("signs" again derived from את ohth)


NOT being dismayed means don't run away from what God has made just because we don't understand it.  If you understand what the constellations signify, there is nothing to be dismayed about.

God says to declare his Glory to the nations

Psa 96:3 (KJV) Declare his glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples. 

vs:4 For great is Jehovah, and greatly to be praised: He is to be feared above all gods. 

vs:5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols; But Jehovah made the heavens.  


Ps.19:1 says his glory is declared by the heavens, so by declaring the truth of the heavens, we declare YHVH's glory.  The Septuagint translation of Ps 96:5 "For all the gods of the heathen are devils [δαιμόνια – “little-demons”]".  Yes, ancient mythology was real; these "gods" were fallen angels or nephilim or their spirits, but that does not negate the truth and glory of YHVH that he has created in the constellations.


In the book of Job we find the stars and constellations referred to separately but in a single context of the heavenly bodies as created by God

Job 9:7  (KJV)  Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. 

vs8   Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. 

vs9   Which maketh Arcturus (עיש `Ayish), Orion (כסיל Kĕciyl), and Pleiades (כימה Kiymah), and the chambers (חדר cheder) of the south.

Did YHVH create pagan constellations?  God forbid.  God created the constellations and they have a set order and they don't change.


Job 38:31 (KJV) Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 

vs:32   Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth (מזרה mazzarah) in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus (עיש `Ayish) with his sons?  

vs:33  Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?


The stars predate paganism; God created the stars, so the stars are a witness to YHVH's eternal truth.  The constellations will not change (thus they remain as YHVH made them) because YHVH uses them as a proof of his covenants with Israel:


Note what God said about Israel/constellations:

Jer.31:35 (ASV): "Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar: The Lord of hosts is his name;" (note ASV1901 has "Jehovah of hosts is his name")

v36 "If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.

v37 "Thus saith the Lord: If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the Lord."

We may note that with mankind's "noble" efforts to measure the universe (NASA, etc), the universe continues to "expand"; that is, we see this prophecy being-fulfilled continually.  In spite of the effort to measure the universe, God has not cast off Israel.

See also the Dark Energy (Digression 4.5) Knowledge is increasing.


Digression 2, Part B  Jesus makes a statement: Jews will be hated because of his name. 

Matthew 10:22 (KJV) - before the cross to Jews And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 24:9 (KJV) Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

CT: MT.24:9 Then they-will-give YOU over into tribulation, and they-will-kill YOU; and YOU-will-be being-hated by all the Gentiles because-of my name.

Mark 13:13 (KJV) And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

CT: MK.13:13 And YOU-will-be being-hated by all because-of my name; but the (one) having-persevered with-reference-to (a) finish, this (one) will-be-saved.

Luke 21:17 (KJV) And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake

v18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.



Anti-Semitism is one thing that proves Jesus and scriptures true.


CT Romans 3

v1 What therefore the advantage of-the Jew or what the profit of-the circumcision?

v2 Much according-to every manner.  For first on-the-one-hand because they-were-trusted (with) the oracles of-the God.

v3 For what?  If some disbelieved, will their unbelief render-inactive the trust of-the God?

v4 May-it not come-to-pass; but let-it-be-coming-to-pass, the God (is) true, but every MAN (is) (a) liar, even-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written:  in-which-case you-might-be-justified in your words and you-might-have-victory in your being-judged.


Has God cast off Israel? No.


Romans 11:1  I-am-saying therefore, [μὴ] (has) the God pushed-away-from-himself his people?  No! [μὴ] (the Greek text has μή (pronounced māy) 2X here and it REQUIRES a negative answer)  May-it-not-come-to-pass; for I myself also am (an) Israelite, out-of seed of-Abraham, of-(the)-tribe of-Benjam

v2 The God (has) not pushed-away-from-himself his people whom he-came-to-know-before. Or are-YOU not knowing-absolutely what the scripture is-saying in (the history of) Elias, as he-is-interceding With-the God down-upon the Israeli?


v11 I-am-saying therefore, [μὴ] (Have) they-slipped in-order-that they-might-fall? (No!) [μὴ] May-it not come-to-pass; BUT by-their offence the salvation to-the Gentiles, with-reference-to to-provoke them to-jealousy.

v12 But if their offence (is) riches of-(a)-world and their inferiority (is) riches of-nations, in-how-much more their fullness.


Note: "offence", not “fall”, as is in other translations.  Gentiles are to provoke the Jews to jealousy so they will study and obey God more, perhaps as they see it is so "easy" for Gentiles. Some (Rom.11:12) observant Jews that did NOT accept Jesus will (future) have more fullness than Gentile Christians. This is an "And God Said" issue. (Mt.5:17-19 may be seen as a parable by Jesus that explains how this is possible.)


Romans 11:17 But if some of the branches were-broken-out, but you being (a) wild-olive-tree yourself-were-grafted-in among them and you-became (a) fellow-partner of-the root (and?)  of-the fatness of-the olive-tree,   

Gentiles are grafted into (εἰς eis  @Rom.11:23 the Root Jesus (Rev.22:16) and in AMONG (ἐν en @Rom.11:17) the branches of the cultivated olive tree, which includes BOTH (?) the Choice and the Petrified Jews.  Of course to the Choice, Jesus provides propitiation.  The Petrified did not trust in Jesus, but this was due to the blindness God placed on them...they were trusting in YHVH the Father to send a Messiah to redeem them, they just could not see.  I believe the Petrified are ALSO "covered" - atonement is provided for them ALSO through the blood of the Lamb, Yeshua, our Propitiatory.  However, they have not yet acknowledged Jesus is that YHVH Messiah Elohim (Phil 2:9-11) so they are not YET in sight of the throne (Rev 6:9). (perhaps note the distinction between "atonement" -covering of sins, and "propitiation" -sins removed.) They will look on Him whom they pierced and mourn and there will be a great conversion at their resurrection.  In this, we may view them as "safe" in the Blood of the Lamb, but not yet "saved".  * ALONG with this, note that the Jews that listened to Jesus and trusted YHVH the Father before the cross were saved - -i.e. Salvation before the cross!  Jesus says so:

John 5:24 Amen amen I-am-saying to-YOU, That the (one) hearing my word, and trusting to-the (one) having-sent me, is-having life eternal, and is not coming into judgement, BUT he-has-changed-location-and-is-changed-(in)-location out-of the death into the life.

Note the present and past tenses: hearing, trusting, has-changed, is-changed.  This is before the cross, and Jesus does not lie...the Jews that heard Jesus' word and trusted in YHVH the Father were saved.


v18 You-be not boasting-against the branches; but if you-are-boasting-against (them), you yourself-are not bearing the root BUT the root you.

v19 You-will-say therefore: Branches were-broken-out in-order-that I myself-might-be-grafted-in.


Jews can easily be grafted in again; Gentiles, not so much...


v23 But also-those, if they-might not continue in-the distrust, they-will-be-grafted-in; for the God is powerful to-graft them in again.

v24 For if you yourself-were-chopped-away out-of the wild-olive-tree according-to nature and from nature you-were-grafted-in into (a) cultivated-olive, by-how-much rather these, the (ones) according-to nature, will-be-grafted-in to-their-own olive-tree.

In vs 24 we find that Gentiles were “chopped away” out of a wild olive tree and grafted in into [εἰς eis] a cultivated olive.  We also find that the broken out natural branches will be grafted in again to their own olive tree.

As the Root of verse 17 is Jesus (Rev.22:16), it follows that Israel’s “own olive tree” (the cultivated olive tree” is also Jesus, perhaps better understood as the trunk/body of the tree/Messiah.  “Their own olive tree” is the Messiah: “Salvation is of the Jews” (Jn.4:22). 

Verses 17 and 24 provide the distinction that we are grafted in [ἐν en] among the branches of Israel and we are grafted  into [εἰς eis] the Messiah.

Thus the olive tree is NOT Israel, but rather the Messiah. "I myself am the vine, you the branches" (John 15:5).



v25 For I-am not willing (for) YOU to-be-being-ignorant brothers, (of) this mystery, in-order that YOU-might not be prudent in yourselves, that petrifaction has-come-to-pass-and-still-is from part to-the Israeli,

v26 And thus all Israel will-be-saved, according-as it-has-been-and-still-is-written:  The (one) delivering will-be-present out-of Sion, he-will-turn-back impiety from Jacob.


This refers to the "second coming" of Jesus Christ.  When HE is present in Zion (Jerusalem), HE will save Israel (Christians, both Jewish and Gentile, are already saved).

"from Jacob" eliminates Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, ARABS, and Gentiles; this speaks only of the 12 tribes of Israel (Jacob).


v27 And this (is) the covenant from me to-them, at-the-time-that I-might-remove-for-myself their sins.

v28 On-the-one-hand enemies according-to the good-news because-of YOU, on-the-other-hand cherished (ones) according-to the choice because-of the fathers;

v29 For the bestowed-favors and the calling of-the God (are) unregrettable.

v30 For as-altogether YOU yourselves at-one-time disobeyed the God, but now YOU-had-mercy-bestowed in-the disobedience of-these.

v31 Thus these also now disobeyed in-order-that by your mercy they themselves also might now have-mercy-bestowed.

Israel disobeyed so that God could show his mercy to YOU.  Predestination is a difficult, complex subject. In a nutshell; "And God said".

v32 For the God shut-together all the (ones) with-reference-to disobedience in-order-that he-might-have-mercy (on) all the (ones).

v33 O depth of-God's riches and wisdom and knowledge; as unsearchable his sentences and untraceable his ways.

v34 For who came-to-know (the) mind of Jehovah? Or who became his fellow-counselor?

v35 Or who gave-before to-him, and it-will-be-repaid to-him?

v36 Because out-of him and through him and with-reference-to him (are) the all-things; to-him (be) the glory with-reference-to the ages:  Amen.


Salvation is to BOTH the Jew (first) and to the Gentile.  Thank God for his mercy!


Genesis 12:3 ASV1901

And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse: and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed.


link: http://www.blbclassic.org/Bible.cfm?b=Gen&c=12&v=1&t=ASV#conc/3


And I will bless (ברכה - barak) them that bless (ברכיך - barak) thee

and him that curseth ( קללך - qalal) thee will I curse (אאר - arar)

The definitions are closer to ; I will bless them that bless thee and those that lightly esteem thee I will bitterly curse


So, if you don't think too highly of the Jews God will bitterly curse you. Hbr 4:12 For the word of-the God (is) living and operational and more-cutting above every two-edged dagger and penetrating unto partition of-soul and of-spirit, and both of-joints and of-marrows, and able-to-judge of-meditations and of-conclusions of-a-heart;


God's promise to Abraham/Israel

Gen 12:2 " and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great: and be thou a blessing:"


Genesis 13:14 "And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

v15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

v16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, [then] shall thy seed also be numbered.

v17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

v18 Then Abram removed [his] tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which [is] in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the LORD."


Abram’s walk.


Abram's walk, from The Genesis Apocryphon (Dead Sea Scroll)


And God appeared to me in a vision at night and said to me, "Go to Ramath Hazor which is north of Bethel, the place where you dwell, and lift up your eyes and look to the east and to the west and to the south and to the north; and behold all this land which I give to you and your seed forever."

The next morning, I went up to Ramath Hazor and from that high place I beheld the land from the River of Egypt to Lebanon and Senir, and from the Great Sea to Hauran, and all the land of Gebal as far as Kadesh, and all the Great Desert to the east of Hauran and Senir as far as Euphrates. And he said to me, "I will give all this land to your seed and they shall possess it forever. And I will multiply your seed like' the dust of the earth which no man can number; neither shall any man number your seed. Rise and go! Behold the length and breadth of the land for it is yours; and after you, I will give it to your seed forever."

And I, Abram, departed to travel about and see the land.' I began my journey at the river Gihon and traveled along the coast of the sea until I came to the Mountain of the Bull [Taurus]. Then I traveled from the coast of the Great Salt Sea and journeyed towards the east by the Mountain of the Bull, across the breadth of the land, until I came to the river Euphrates. I journeyed along the Euphrates until I came to the Red Sea [Persian Gulf] in the east, and I traveled along the coast of the Red Sea until I came to the tongue of the Sea of Reeds [the modern Red Sea] which flows out from the Red Sea. Then I pursued my way in the south until I came to the river Gihon, and returning, I came to my house in peace and found all things prosperous there. I went to dwell at the Oaks of Mamre, which is at Hebron, northeast of Hebron; and I built an altar there, and laid on it a sacrifice and an oblation to the Most High God. I ate and drank there, I and all the men of my household, and I sent for Mamre, Ornam, and Eshkol, the three Amorite brothers, my friends, and they ate and drank with me.




Genesis 15:18 "In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:"

Trace Abram's walk out on a map. gihon = nile. This large area may include the whole Arabian Peninsula. . 

God's covenant/promise to Abraham "everlasting".


Leviticus 25:23 "The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land [is] mine; for ye [are] strangers and sojourners with me."


Galatians 3:16 CT " But to-the Abraham the promises were-said and to-his seed.  It-is not saying: and to-the seeds, as upon many, BUT as upon one: and to your seed who is Messiah."

Note the SEED is defined as singular in this quote from Genesis 12:7. Jehovah Jesus Messiah does not have the land yet.  The "Lord's" prayer states: "Thy kingdom come" (Luke 11:2); thus the coming kingdom will be on earth.


Note also:

Genesis 13:15 (KJV) "For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever."

v16 "And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, [then] shall thy seed also be numbered."




Digression 2 Part C  +Astronomy vs. Astrology, Cain-Abel-Seth, Eve+Satan, & The Gospel in the Garden of Eden


Satan's relations with Eve - or, stated perhaps more correctly, Eve's adultery with Satan - the beginning of pagan astrology.

"I have gotten a man with Jehovah."( See Genesis ch4 vs1).  "with" is tranlated from the aleph-tahv, which is generally stated to be an indicator for the direct object.  Some people make the case that it should ALWAYS be treated in this way.  In light of that, the translation would read: "I have gotten a man Jehovah"

Why would Eve say such a thing?  Eve would have been aware of the Gospel in the stars, although she had been deluded by Satan, and thus her understanding of the Gospel corrupted.

Satan made a corrupt interpretation of the zodiac. From this comes the mother-goddess (e.g. Mary) worship systems, along with all their idols.


Regarding Satan changing the truth of the zodiac to the lie of idolatry:
Romans 1:18 (CT) For wrath of-God is-being-uncovered on all impiety and unrighteousness of-MEN, the (ones) holding-fast the truth in unrighteousness,

v19 For-the-reason-that the-thing known of-the God is manifest among them; for the God manifested (it) to-them.

v20 For the invisible-things of-him from creation of (a) world being-understood by-the things-made (are)-being-seen-clearly, both his constant power and divinity, with-reference-to their being without-defense,

v21 For-the-reason-that having-come-to-know the God they-glorified (him) not as God or gave-thanks, BUT they-were-aimless in their deliberations, and their heart without-understanding was-made-dark.

v22 Alleging to-be wise (ones) they-were-made-stupid,

v23 And they-changed the glory of-the imperishable God with (a) similitude of-(an)-image of-perishable MAN and of flying-things and of-four-footed-things and of-reptiles;

v24 On-this-account the God gave them over with the desires of-their hearts with-reference-to uncleanness, their bodies to-be-being-dishonored among them.

v25 They-who exchanged the truth of-the God with the lie, and they-venerated and they-served the creation beside the (one) having-created, who is blessed with-reference-to the ages; amen.


Mythology had a virgin born savior long before Isaiah wrote: Isaiah 7:14, "..a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel," (i.e. God with us).  Mythology grew from Satan's corrupted version of the Gospel in the stars and understands that a child was to be a god.    But remember, the stars were created by God first. Thus the wise men were directed by the stars to Jesus.


1 John 5:21 "Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen."

I Tim. 2:5 (CT) "For (there-is) one God, one mediator also of-God and of-MEN, (the) MAN Messiah Jesus,

v6 The (one) having-given himself (a) ransom-exchange in-behalf-of all, the testimony for-its-own seasons;"  

 NOT MARY. Not Isis and Horus.


Satan's method is to delude, to turn the truth into the lie. "yea, hath God said"....(place lie here.)  Satan is the one leading astray the total inhabited earth:  

Rev12:9 And the dragon namely-the great (one) was-cast, the serpent namely-the ancient, the (one) being-called Devil and the satan, the (one) leading-astray the total inhabited-earth, he-was-cast into the earth, and his angels were-cast with him.





Don't confuse God's astronomy with pagan astrology.


Constellations have nothing to do with spring, or seasons, as spring in the northern hemisphere is fall in the southern hemisphere.   The constellations are signs from God.


Consider this from "The witness of the stars", by Bullinger


"But by the time that the antitype - the Lamb of God, was slain, the sun had still further receded, and on the 14th of Nisan, in the year of the Crucifixion, stood at the very spot marked by the stars El Nath, the pierced, the wounded or slain, and Al Sheratan, the bruised or wounded!  God so ordained "the times and seasons" that during that noon-day darkness the sun was seen near those stars which had spoken for so many centuries of this bruising of the woman's Seed-the Lamb of God"




Some End Notes: Finally, what's up with Eve and the Snake?!?


     There isn't time to include every related subject, or even complete details to all included subjects in this Haggadah.


God chose Israel out of the other nations (gentiles);  therefore there had to be nations first, before there was a Jewish nation.  This choice was not because of some special trait.  God did it to reveal his glory, in that keeping his promise to Israel He shows His ultimate authority.   

Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou art a holy people unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth. 

vs7 Jehovah did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all peoples: 

vs8 but because Jehovah loveth you, and because he would keep the oath which he sware unto your fathers, hath Jehovah brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 

vs9 Know therefore that Jehovah thy God, he is God, the faithful God, who keepeth covenant and lovingkindness with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations, 


God's promises to Abraham continue to Jacob, that is the twelve tribes of Israel.


I Chronicles16 (ASV):

vs13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones. 

vs14 He is Jehovah our God; His judgments are in all the earth. 

vs15 Remember his covenant for ever, The word which he commanded to a thousand generations, 

vs16 [The covenant] which he made with Abraham, And his oath unto Isaac, 

vs17 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a statute, To Israel for an everlasting covenant,  

vs18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, The lot of your inheritance; 


Notice that God's promises to the Jews are forever. The covenant is with "Jacob" and thus excludes Ishmael.



 Satan, a murderer from the beginning.

John 8 :31  The Jesus therefore was-saying to the Jews having-trusted-and-still-trusting him, If YOU yourselves-might-remain in the word, (namely)-the mine, YOU-are truly my disciples.

But other Jews did not trust:

v33 They-answered to-him, We-are seed of Abraham, and we-have-been-and-still-are-a-slave to-no-one at-any-time; how are-you yourself saying, that YOU-will-become free (ones)?

v37  I-am-knowing-absolutely that YOU-are seed of-Abraham; BUT YOU-are-seeking to-kill me, because the word, (namely)-the mine, is not having-room in YOU.

v39  They-answered and said to-him, Our father is Abraham. The Jesus is-saying to-them, If YOU-were children of-the Abraham, YOU-were (likely) doing the works of-the Abraham;

v43  Because-of-what are-YOU not coming-to-know the speech namely-the mine? Because YOU-are not being-able to-be-hearing the word namely-the mine.

(Now reference Romans 11 again, All Israel shall be saved)

v44  YOU yourselves-are out-of the father namely-the devil, and the desires of-YOUR father YOU-are-willing to-be-doing.  That (one) was MAN-killer from (the) beginning, and he-has not stood-and-is-(not) standing in the truth, because truth is not in him. At-the-time-that he-might-be-speaking the lie, he-is-speaking out-of (his) own-(things); because he-is (a) liar and the father of-it.

Note: "man-killer" and "when he speaketh the lie" not a lie, as the Greek text has the definite article.

"YOU yourselves-are out-of the father namely-the devil"; perhaps refers to them as sinners related to sin coming into the casting-down (another word study) of (a) world via Satan deluding Eve.  All are sinners, and sin began in the garden. Obviously these Jews could prove their genealogy in Abraham to Jesus.

v37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed

Jesus may not be saying they are literal descendants of the devil. However, based on the Holy Spirit's presentation of what Eve thought (she said what she thought was true) then Jesus MAY have been speaking regarding that.


John 8:23 And he-said to-them, YOU yourselves-are out-of the (things) below, I myself-am out-of the-(things) above; YOU yourselves-are out-of this world.  I myself-am not out-of this world.


Note when Satan offered Jesus his earthly glory and power, Jesus did not contradict that Satan had this power and glory:

Luke 4:6 And the devil said to-him, I-shall-give to-you quite-all this authority and their glory; because it-has-been-and-is-still-given-over to-me, and to-whom if I-am-willing I-am-giving it.

Jesus' response was to quote scripture:

vs7  And the Jesus having-answered said to-him, You-be-withdrawing behind of-me, Satan; for it-has-been-and-is-still-written, You-will-worship Jehovah your God, and for-him only you-will-serve.(Deut.6:13)


There are some differences in the scriptural order of events and in the Greek text that show this trial of Jesus to be different than the one in Matthew ch4. Comparing Greek scriptures will show that Jesus was tempted six different times by Satan, but that is another study in itself.


Satan goes after the Jews

Satan has the power and authority and glory of earth.  However, he does not have this over our hearts.  When the Jews went into the Diaspora, he had to go global to persecute them, and thus the switch from the 6th world power, the Roman Empire, to the 7th world power, the Roman Catholic Church.  The Holy Catholic church, by definition was,  the true church.  But the Roman Catholic church is not.  Don't confuse with church periods, which at this time is perhaps still the Laodicean period where "opinions" dominate over study and sound doctrine. See Apologetics 22,23,24,25 by R.H.Mount


I Thessalonians 5:21 But YOU-be-proving all things, YOU-be-holding-fast the fine;

v22 YOU-be-holding-off-for-yourself from every shape of-evil.



Cain-Abel-Seth   some quick notes


Genesis 4:1 And the man knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man with Jehovah.


 Remembering that Eve was at first deluded (2Cor.11:3), she then ate of "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil".  At this point she knew a great many things because of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Then later she had sexual relations with Satan (or perhaps another fallen angel?), and then when Cain was born, she said "I have gotten a man Jehovah."

 Whether the word "with" is used or not in Gen.4:1 does not change what Eve apparently thought.  If she said " I have gotten a man with Jehovah" or If she said "I have gotten a man Jehovah", in either case she thought that she'd had sexual relations with YHVH or with a heavenly being who acted on behalf of YHVH resulting in her giving birth to a divine being.  

 Eve's thinking is the same as ALL the pagan mother-child goddess systems that misunderstood (or intentionally corrupt) the Gospel in the Garden of Eden (Gen.3:15) and/or the star names and signs of the constellations and thought they foretold of a god in some form copulating in some way with a human woman to bring forth a savior son. 

 Note that "Jehovah" in Gen.4:1 is from  יהוה 


Why did she think she had sexual relations with Jehovah?  Because she was deluded by Satan to think this.  Satan transfigured himself as an angel of light - he made himself to look like God or as a messenger from God to Eve.  There was no way for Eve to know that Satan was in rebellion against God.  Eve was deluded, but Adam was unwilling to hear.  Both sinned.  


1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman having-been-deluded has-become-and-still-is in transgression;

Romans 5:19 For as-altogether through the unwillingness of-the one MAN to-hear the many were-established sinners, thus also through the obedience of-the one (MAN) the many will-be-established just (ones).


[An alternate thinking would be that Eve knew who Satan was, and then had relations with him.  This may actually be the reality.  The statement by Eve " I have gotten a man Jehovah" may also be seen as Eve naming her baby "Jehovah". The end results are the same, the beginning of the pagan mother-goddess-son system.]


Genesis ch. 6 details how the fallen angels copulated with human women to produce the Nephilim (giants).  This is also detailed in the Book of Enoch.  A good study on this subject is the course "Fallen Angels" by R.H. Mount and his APOLOGETICS 30- Adam's "help" became a "goddess"


"I have gotten a man with Jehovah."   Keil and Delitzsch, Pentatueuch, vol 1, p 68, defends this translation and understanding, although through doubting that Eve "herself knew and uttered this name".  However, this projects that Adam & Eve did not know God by "YHVH" before the sin of the Garden, i.e. before the fall of man.  And that thinking suggests that MAN was not created "good" - that is, in a right relationship with YHVH Elohim.  On the other hand, K&D's view is also stopped at the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, of which both Adam & Eve ate (Gen.2:17 & 3:11,12)


This subject is again detailed in the ancient Jewish writing, "Pirkei D'Rebbi Eliezer vol. 1 ch20. "The serpent had relations with Chavah (Eve), and she conceived Kayin Afterwards she [had marital relations with Adam and] conceived Hevel, as it says, Adam knew his wife Chavah (Bereishis  4:1). What does it mean Adam knew?  He knew that she was pregnant. Because she realized [the serpent] was not an earthly creature, but rather [Satan,] a heavenly being, she said [when naming Kayin,] I have gained a man with G-d"



Genesis 4:2 And again she bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground


Abel was a prophet. see Luke 11:50-51


Genesis 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect.  And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

 note Cain's offering was not acceptable - no blood shed.


Gen. 4:8; And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

v17; And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.


Gen. 4:25; And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth. For, [said she], God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him.

Here "God" is from hebrew  אלהים  elohiym.  Compare this with the use of YHVH in Gen. 4:1.  Note that "she said" is added, as shown by brackets.  And where the English "another" is, the LXX Greek has ἕτερον heteron, which signifies "another-different"., that is, different from the seed for Cain...signifying a different source (father) for Cain and Seth.  A reference to Adam's seed as the seed that became Cain would more likely have used the Greek "allos", signifying "another-similar".  Gen.5:3 states that Seth was "in his own (Adam's) likeness, after his image", who was created in the image and likeness of God (Gen.1:27).



Gen. 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah.


If by Noah's time he was the only one righteous then consider that this means "then men began to call on the name of YHVH in vain"...?


That vs26 does not refer to  a beginning of divine worship is apparent in that earlier both Abel and Cain brought offerings to Jehovah.  In Appendix 21 of The Companion Bible, by E.W. Bullinger, we read: "What was really begun was the profanation of the Name of Jehovah.  They began to call something by the Name of Jehovah.  The A.V. [King James Version] suggests "themselves", in the margin.  But the majority of the ancient Jewish commentators supply the Ellipsis by the words "their gods"; suggesting that they called the stars and idols their gods, and worshipped them."



The Gospel In The Garden


The Gospel in the Garden: Genesis 3:15  and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

The promise of the coming "seed of the woman" is - Yeshua - who vanquishes the serpent - Satan.  Note that before God judged Adam & Eve he blessed them with this promise of a coming redeemer, and then he judged them, and then made coats from the skin of a sacrifice - The Lamb slain from the casting-down of a world, to "cover" them in a type of Yeshua's sacrifice until the Cross.


YHVH explains:


Leviticus 17:11 "For the life  (נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh ) of the flesh (הַבָּשָׂר) is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls (על־נפשתיכם): for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the life (בנפש)."


נֶפֶשׁ - nephesh of course is "soul", thus a better translation would be:

"For the soul of the flesh is in the blood"  and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh atonement by reason of the soul."


"I have given" - past tense - in the Garden.


Again note, Eve, having received this prophecy believed it, but being deluded  by satan (2Cor.11:3), thought Cain was this promised messiah.  Eve said "I have gotten a man YHVH".    Eve thought she was the Mother of God.  Mind-boggling, but the New Testament affirms this:

1 John 3:8 The (one) doing the sin is out-of the Devil, because the Devil is-sinning from (the) beginning. With-reference-to this the son of-the God was-manifested in-order-that he-might-loose the works of-the Devil.


Therein again showing the Gospel from the beginning - - "God is manifested"  in John 1:1, 1:14, and JOHN 1:29:  "On-the next-day the John is-looking-at the Jesus coming toward him, and he-is-saying, Note the lamb-sacrifice of-the God, the (one) removing the sin of-the world. "  

 Note this Gospel was preached to Abraham - certainly in the "passion play" of the Akedah (sacrifice of Isaac), but also note Galatians 3:8 "But the scripture having-seen-before that the God is-justifying the Gentiles out-of trust, it-brought-good-news-before to-the Abraham that all the Gentiles will-be-blessed-within in you."   Here we read that the scripture brought good-news to Abraham.  As "the scripture" was not "given" till Moses, and as we are not limiting the Word of God, but trusting; "the Scriptures" in Gal.3:8 may be seen to refer to "THEIR VOICE", "THEIR LINE IS GONE OUT through all the earth, And their WORDS"  in Psalm 19:3,4".



1 John 3:11 Because this is the message which YOU-heard from (the) beginning, in-order-that we-might-be-cherishing one-another;
v12 Not according-as Cain was out-of the evil (one) and he-slew his brother; and for-sake-of what slew-he him? Because his works (were) evil, but the (ones) of-his brother just.


Gen 3:21 (ASV) And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins [עור `owr], and clothed them. 


עור `owr "skin" is singular. God made one sacrifice.


Adam & Eve had sinned.  Separate from the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin (Heb.9:22, Lev.17:11).  God himself sacrificed a lamb for Adam and Eve.  Their sins were "covered" for a time by this sacrifice.

 Revelation 13:8 And all the (ones) residing on the earth will-worship him, of-whom his name has not been-and-is-still-written in the little-book of-the life of-the lamb, namely-of-the (one) having-been-and-still-slain from casting-down of-(a)-world.
vs9 If someone is-having (an) ear let-him-hear.

Verse 9 confirms - from the beginning till the end these things are in a parable.  The lamb in Rev.13:8 is a type of the Lamb sacrifice of the God (John 1:29).  Lamb in Rev. 13:8 is from  ἀρνίου arniou :  Lamb in Jn.1:29 is from ἀμνός amnos.

Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God amongst the trees of the garden.


"Jehovah God" = אלהים  ELOHIM  יהוה  JEHOVAH/YAHWEH/YHVH


Consider who this Jehovah God was:


John 1

v1 The Word was in (the) beginning, and the Word was with the God, and the Word was God.

v2 This (one) was in (the) beginning with the God.

v3 All-(things) came-to-be through him, and separate-from him but-not one-(thing) came-to-be which has-come-to-be-and-still-is.

v4 in him was life, and the life was the light of-the MEN.


v14  And the Word came-to-be flesh, and he-tabernacled among us, and we-beheld his glory, glory as of-(an) only-begotten from (the) Father full of-favor and truth.


The concept of John 1 speaking of Jesus is readily accepted.  Consider that it says he (The Word, God) was in the beginning.  So then also accepted should be the fact that the God that spoke to Adam was Jehovah Jesus.  While the body that was named "Jesus" had not been yet created physically, the "second person of the God-head" always existed, and in this state he took on a form that man could see walking and talking.

Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God amongst the trees of the garden. 


This voice - the Word of God (Jn.1:1,14)- that appeared to Adam and Eve, Moses, and so often to the prophets was the "pre-Yeshua-body" form that God laid aside to take on the body of Yeshua. Recall that "The Word of YHVH (YHVH the Son) appeared"...and said, "thus saith YHVH (YHVH the Father)" -compare Jer.30:1,2 and Jer. 33:1-2.


Hebrews 10:5 On-this-account coming-in into the world he-is-saying: You-willed not sacrifice and offering, but you-yourself-rendered (a) body thoroughly-fit for-me;


Philippians 2:5 YOU-be-having this opinion in YOU which also (is) in Messiah Jesus,

v6 Who existing in form of-God considered not the being equal with-God (a thing for) seizure,

v7 BUT he-emptied himself having-taken form of (a) slave, having-become in similitude of-MEN;

v8 And having-been-found in-figure as MAN he-humbled himself having-become obedient as-far-as death, but death of-(a)-cross.



 There is only one image (singular) of God, which Adam was patterned after:


Gen.1:26   And God (Elohim, plural) said, Let us (plural) make man in our (plural) image (singular), after our (plural) likeness (singular): and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.


In other words, along with the obvious point to the Trinity, we see that God won't appear to man as a horse or a bull or anything but as a man.  In this we know that the God that appeared to Adam, Abraham, Moses, and so on was the same "image" of God that we read of in John 1.


The New Testament confirms that Jesus is the visible image of God:

Colossians 1:15  "Who is (an) image of-the God namely-the invisible, first-born of-all creation".


Note that the Greek does not have an indefinite article "a".  The translator has used parentheses to signify "an" is added for the English rendering's smoothness. Literally: "Who is image (singular) of the God..."



Note the following comment from IF-134, by R.H. Mount:


          Twenty times "Jehovah God" appears in Genesis 2 & 3.  Remember that God [ELOHIM] is still plural, but he assumes a physical form.  It is this form of which he would "empty" himself upon coming into the world. (Philippians 2:7)  (IF-64).  Here in Genesis 2 & 3 we find this made very plain.  As Jehovah he was heard walking in the garden.  Adam and Eve hid themselves from his presence among the trees in the garden (Gen.3:8).  Jehovah talked to Adam & Eve (Gen.3:9,13).

          You should remember that Jesus sometimes talked in parables (Matt.13:34).  The "serpent" is figuratively set up as the embodiment of evil (Gen.3:1). Eve would soon know this after she would eat of the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil" (Gen.2:16,17).

          After Adam and Eve had eaten of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they recognized that they were naked (Gen.3:9-13). Jehovah killed a single lamb and made for Adam and Eve coats from this single lamb to cloth them.  Would they not have "thanked" Jehovah?  It was his only name that they knew.  I believe that Jehovah would have explained to them the future sacrifice of himself to remove sin.

          "Thank you, Jehovah", again and again.  But you say that they could not have pronounced his name.  Why not?  This all happened before Jehovah changed the language at the tower of Babel.  It also makes it plain how Eve could name her first baby Jehovah.  That Eve said "I HAVE GOTTEN A MAN JEHOVAH", IS INDEED WHAT SHE SAID.  


The sacrifice by ELOHIM in the Garden foreshadowed the sacrifice of Jesus Christ:

Revelation 13:8 And all the (ones) residing on the earth will-worship him, of-whom his name has not been-and-is-still-written in the little-book of-the life of-the lamb, namely-of-the (one) having-been-and-still-slain from casting-down of-(a)-world.

v9 If someone is-having (an) ear let-him-hear.


We are of those that have victory in the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ [Messiah Yeshua] by trust in his works and sacrifice and death and resurrection.


John 1:29 On-the next-day the John is-looking-at the Jesus coming toward him, and he-is-saying, Note the lamb-sacrifice of-the God, the (one) removing the sin of-the world.


Hebrews 10:4  For (it-is) impossible (for) blood of-bulls and he-goats to-be-removing sins.

v5 On-this-account coming-in into the world he-is-saying: You-willed not sacrifice and offering, but you-yourself-rendered (a) body thoroughly-fit for-me;


v10 In which will we-are having-been-made-holy-and-are-still-holy through the offering all-at-once of-the body of-the Messiah Jesus.


1 Corinthians 5:7 YOU-purge-out the old leaven, in-order-that YOU-might-be (a) new lump, according-as YOU-are unleavened-breads.  For even our passover was-sacrificed, Messiah.


 Genesis 3:15 is a prophecy - The Gospel in the Garden.


John 3:16 For thus the God cherished the world so-that he-gave his son, namely-the only-begotten, in-order-that every-(one) the (one) trusting with-reference-to him might not perish, BUT he-might-be-having life eternal.


The Gospel at Jn.3:16,  the Gospel in the Garden, the Gospel preached to Abraham, and the Gospel in the stars are all one (unity) of YHVH's Word, fulfilled in the Word, Jesus.


All praise and glory to YHVH Yeshua Messiah, Our Passover.  








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