…by Katherine Frisk
I am going to ask you the reader to stick with me here and follow my train of thought. This has less to do with “sky daddy” and more to do with land rights and title deeds. So please bear with me. But… we need to take a number of steps to get to the 21st century. So here is a basic overview.
We have a nation founded by one Joshua/Yeshua. This nation consists of 12 tribes each designated their own territory based on the twelve sons of Jacob/Israel. Joshua inherits the title of leader through his grandfather Ephraim who was blessed by Jacob/Israel as the firstborn.
Israel is united by a common bond, the Covenant. According to the Covenant they should have no king but God. So a monarchy is not part of the political system because a king is regarded as a form of an idol.
They were to be ruled by a Judiciary and as I repeatedly point out, one of the first judges of Israel was a woman. Deborah. In poetic and symbolic language she becomes Wisdom, Sophia, Proverbs 8. The bride of the law.
Included in this Covenant are three important commandments. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours possessions. Thou shalt not kill. These are the foundation stones of Israel.
The three commandments also apply to other nations. Where they should not covert the territory of other nations, steal from them or kill them. The only time killing is permissible is in self-defense. And obviously they should not worship foreign gods, that would include kings of other nations who even up until the 20th century regarded themselves as “gods”with a divine right to rule.
But… Israel broke the Covenant. (Read 1 Samuel 8.) They demanded a king. This is why all the prophets in their writings accuse them of being harlots. The population as a whole in analogy is seen as the bride of the law. The Covenant. By demanding a king they commit adultery and abandon their husband the Lord.
Both kingdoms committed idolatry simply by instituting a monarchy. Both in effect worshiped idols. The population in both kingdoms became harlots and idolaters.
However, the kings of Judea wanted to have hegemonic control over all of Israel and Jerusalem as the centre of control. The northern tribes on the other hand, saw Mount Gerizim as the centre where Joshua had dedicated them to the Covenant and where there was no temple.
The temple was the heavens, hence the celebration of the feast of booths, Sukkot, where they were to live in these open air booths on the mountain for seven days in order to observe the heavens. The true temple.
Now here comes the rub. Due to the laws, thou shalt not covert thy neighbours’ possessions, thou shalt not steal and thou shalt not kill, the Judeans could not overtly attack the Northern Kingdom and subjugate their brothers to their will. So they took the next best option.
The covert option. Get somebody else to do it for them. A proxy army. They cut a deal with the Assyrians that they would not help to protect the north, and in their misguided perception, believed that they could in time take over the whole of Israel with the Assyrian’s aid.
When the Hebrews from the north fled south for safety, the Judeans treated them like slaves, a slavery from which the Hebrews escaped and fled to Egypt along with the prophet Jeremiah where tradition has him visiting the old city of Cairo.
Judea had in effect become a fascist state. They broke the Covenant on almost every single level. Their objective was Judaic dominance where all other tribes would be subjected to their will, deprived of their land, denied due process and subjected to slavery.
This was completely contrary to Yeshuas/Joshua’s federated democracy of 12 tribes ruled by a judiciary comprised not only of women, but of representatives of all twelve tribes.
We know the results. Judea was eventually invaded and the Judeans were taken to Babylon in captivity. The Hebrews on the other hand were scattered both in the west in Egypt and in the east in Iran and Kashmir. Here are some quotes:
Isaiah 11:13 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
Jeremiah 50:4-5 – In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
Ezekiel 37:16-25- I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.And the sticks whereon thou writest shall be in thine hand before their eyes.And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land
As far as the prophets were concerned, when Israel, all twelve tribes were to be restored in the future, the law should no longer be dictated to them by hegemonic kings or high priests, in a top down hierarchical system, but was to be integrated within the hearts and the minds of Israel in order that no fascist dictatorship should ever arise again resulting in the destruction of the nation. The New Covenant was that the law should be internalized.
The bride, the people were to have a wedding feast with the law in their hearts. From a religious perspective, direct knowledge of God, not indirect through a priest. A contemporary example of this would be a Constitution and a Bill of Rights. Jeremiah:
“Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
Fast forward to the 1st century A.D. The Judeans had resettled in Judea, built a Temple, installed kings of the Herodian Edomite / Levite line and elicited the help of a proxy Roman army to maintain control over the whole of Israel, now known as Palestine.
All of the Herodian kings grew up in Rome, were educated in Rome and had close relationships including marriage with the nobility of the Roman Empire.
Again, Judea had in effect become a fascist state. They broke the Covenant on almost every single level. Their objective was Judaic dominance where all other tribes would be subjected to their will, deprived of their land, denied due process and subjected to Temple Babylonian usury slavery through the help of the Roman proxy army.
Again this was completely contrary to Yeshuas/Joshua’s federated democracy of 12 tribes ruled by a judiciary comprised not only of women, but of representatives of all twelve tribes where usury was denounced.
A civil war ensued. The Hebrews had also returned to what was once known as the Northern Kingdom, had no temple, refused to pay homage to the Herodian Kings and saw the Roman Legion as evil invaders of their country. The tax collectors and the money lenders at the temple were a scourge on their lives. These people are referred to by the Judaens as “gentiles,” they were the Samaritans, Galileans and the Essenes.
They extended from the Jordan, Bethal, Samaria, Galilee and north into what is now Syria including Damascus. These Hebrews had more in common with the Greeks and their concept of democracy than they had with the Romans and their emperors who regarded themselves as Gods. As a result, early Christianity was more accepted in the east than it was in the west and Damascus became one of the centres of the earliest Christian churches.
Central to the gospels are the differing religious views between the Judeans and the Hebrews. The four most important are:
God can raise up children unto Abraham even from these stones. Whereas the Jews believed that only the tribe of Judah and their bloodline could be regarded as children of God.
The accused is entitled to a just and fair trial with witnesses to speak on their behalf. The Sanhedrin only allowed accusational witnesses, a trial by ordeal.
Israel should be re-instated as Joshua had done centuries before and re-dedicate all of Israel to the Covenant. That means all 12 tribes. Not hegemony under the tribe of Judah. The twelve Apostles are representative of all twelve tribes.
Now we come to the trial of one Jesus. This trial was a mistrial. He had committed no crime. He was held in detention, falsely accused and put before both Herod and the Roman proxy war Legion Pontius Pilate. The Sanhedrin could not condemn him to death simply because they had no evidence and he had not broken any laws. So, back to the covert means, get somebody else to do it for them. Pilate.
But what was the real threat that the High Priests of the Temple and the Herod Kings were afraid of? It was simply that Jesus/Joshua, would convince the Romans of the Hebrews, being the ten tribes, right to the titles deeds of the Northern Kingdom. And what is more, that he would get a substantial following amongst the people themselves.
This would be a threat to Judaic hegemony over all of Palestine. If the proxy army of the Romans changed sides and were convinced of their laws, their Covenant and the right to the land, they would switch sides in which case, this statement by Caiaphas is accurate:
The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, “What are we to do? For this man is doing many signs. If we let him alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation” (John 11:47-48).
As happened in the past, the very same proxy army that the Judeans had used to achieve their aims, were the same proxy army that finally brought down the destruction of the Temple and the Judeans once again, returned to Babylon. History repeats.
In the following centuries two different commentaries on the Torah were written. The one we are all familiar with, the Babylonian Talmud. This Talmud takes a decidedly Judaic bias and not surprisingly has Jesus boiling in faeces for all eternity.
But there is another one, little spoken about and mostly unknown. It is the Palestinian Talmud, written by Palestinian Rabbis in Galilee and is the older of the two. It is called the Jerusalem Talmud even though it did not originate in Jerusalem and the Rabbis who wrote it did not live there. Parts of it are “missing” which is not surprising, and from approximately 400 A.D it became largely unknown with the latter Babylonian Talmud taking precedence in Jewish communities.
Whenever it has re-emerged throughout history, those with a Judean bias have always taken the word of the Babylonian Talmud over and above the Palestinian Talmud. At the time of its writing +-200 A.D – 400 A.D. there was much disagreement between the two schools. As there is today between the Torah Jews and the Zionist Jews. Go back and we see the same acrimony between the Kingdom of Judea and the Northern kingdom of Israel
I have never read either of them, however in the last week after discovering the existence of the latter, which is older and dates from earlier than the Babylonian Talmud I hit the internet looking for references to one Yeshua/Joshua/Jesus.
Yeshua is briefly mentioned in both Talmuds. What appears to be the case in both, is that the story of his trial is an attempt by the authors to justify an unjust trial and death sentence. In other words, to clear the High Priest and the Sanhedrin of breaking their own laws. The main accusations against him are sorcery and that he was leading Israel astray.
The Theraputea, the Essenes and Jesus were well-known for their medical knowledge and their ability to heal others which from an uneducated point of view, would be regarded a magic, or sorcery. Centuries later during the Middle Ages, herbalists with the same knowledge were burnt to death at the stake for being witches by the Inquisition and people like Galileo were damned to purgatory for their knowledge of astronomy. Not surprisingly as with the trial of Jesus by the Sanhedrin, “The judge, or inquisitor, could bring suit against anyone.
The accused had to testify against himself/herself and not have the right to face and question his/her accuser, ” even though these judges professed to be Christians. In the 21st Century we have the same scourge in the world with CIA black sites where people are held in detention without trial, accused, tortured and often “suicided.” Windows in the top floors of buildings seem to be fashionable.
As for the latter accusation, legally speaking and in accordance with the Torah, the Covenant and Samuel 1 :8, inciting Israel not to support the teachings of the Pharisees and the Sadducees, in fact being told to beware of them, rejecting the Herodian monarchy and the proxy Roman army, was not a crime or even against the Torah. It was certainly not heresy or apostasy.
Nor was it politically incorrect. Inciting Israel to return, inciting the bride, the people to abandon harlotry and a monarchy, reinstating the Covenant, is totally in keeping with restoring Israel as Yeshua/Joshua intended it. The very foundation of the nation itself. A new covenant that would be written in their hearts and minds and where they would love one another, all the twelve tribes of Israel as Jeremiah had predicted. Direct knowledge of God, through the Holy Spirit, not indirect knowledge through a priest
I strongly suspect that the Palestinian Talmud, should it be made public in its entirety, could very well clear up a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of acrimony that exists in the world today. The Hebrews, the Northern tribe, Israel, are not only to be found in Palestine and Syria, but have spread throughout the world and are in all nations, all races and all religions. The twelve have become as numerous as the stars in the sky.
In the 21st Century we find history repeating again. The Zionist state (Judea) has supported proxy armies like Daesh on the Golan Heights and in Syria, in order to overthrow Assad and take over complete control of Syria and create greater Israel from the Sinai to the Euphrates River.
In other words, a repeat of the covert proxy army maneuvers during the Assyrian invasion and the proxy Roman army occupation during the 1st century A.D. Therefore, according to their law, their hands are clean and they have not committed a crime. Somebody else has yet again done the dirty work for them as the Assyrians and the Romans did in the past.
And again as I have pointed out in numerous articles, the Palestinians and the Syrians, Samaritans, Torah Jews, Orthodox Christians and Muslims are the descendants of the Hebrews of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, the 10 tribes of Israel, of the Joseph tribes, of Ephraim, Joshua and Yeshua.
Judea (the Zionist State) has no right or title-deed to this land. Not during the Assyrian invasion, the Roman occupation or the current holocaust that has been conducted in northern Iraq and Syria in the 21st century. Or the occupied territories of the West Bank and the Golan Heights.
In order to attack the Palestinians on the West Bank and the Gaza strip they have to prove that THEY are being attacked. So for the last 70 years they have used covert means to prove that they are not the aggressor and are therefore defending themselves.
I heard a story, cannot remember where exactly about a Palestinian taxi driver who had been employed to pick up a passenger at a certain point, given a cell phone and told to call a certain number when he got there so that the passenger knew that he was there to pick him up.
When he got there he could not get a signal so he moved to the corner of the street, when he dialed the number the taxi blew up. That is but one example of “Palestinian terrorism.” This covert operation in turn then gives the Zionist State the excuse they need to arrest, torture and kill Palestinains.
But the real issue is that the land on the West Bank and the Golan Heights, and the land stretching to the Euphrates is not their promised land, the whole of Israel was not promised to the Jews/Judah. Israel was promised to 12 tribes of which Judah is only one. And these 12 tribes live on in the blood lines of the families who now live in Palestine and Syria.
This is the third time in history that the same play book is being carried out. This is the third time that Judea (Zionist State) has used covert means and proxy armies to achieve a hegemonic kingdom and where they believe that a Messiah David will come to rule not only over them, but the whole world.
I still believe, rightly or wrongly, time will tell, that Jesus, Yeshua, was not from the tribe of Judah and was not descended from David. I believe that any and all references in the New Testament have been later insertions for political reasons and in order to maintain the concept of a monarchy as a ruling political system as opposed to a federated democracy.
A Republic with a multi-polar judiciary. Yeshua was not the king of the Jews. A accusation he denies. He was the “son of God,” in so much as he was a direct descendant of Ephraim, blessed as the firstborn of the Lord in Jeremiah 31. As such his father was called Joseph. He calls himself the son of Man and the son of God, as we are all children of God. No more and no less.
In the Gospels, Yeshua himself is tempted by the Devil with all the kingdoms of the world and rejects the offer. To believe that in a second coming, should such an event occur, that he would change his mind or forsake the Covenant is doubtful to say the least.
I end with a cryptic note left by Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri. Within the note he has embedded the name Yeshua. I am willing to bet he was a fan of the Palestinian Talmud. But that like many things, remains to be revealed at some point in the future.
“ירים העם ויוכיח שדברו ותורתו עומדים” (translated as “he will raise the people and confirm that his word and law are standing”), which by acronym, suggested the name “Yehoshua”
Katherine Frisk is a freelance writer, political commentator and author of Jesus Was A Palestinian.