Authority of Jesus 

Jesus’ Authority Challenged

23And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? 24And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: 4The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? 

5And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? 6But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. 7And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was

8And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

10 Nisan = Entering Jerusalem 

​ZECHARIAH 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Matthew 21:2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strayed them in the way.

9And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

The Triumphal Entry

(Zechariah 9:9-13Matthew 21:1-11;Mark 11:1-11Luke 19:28-40)

12On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. 14And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,15Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.16These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. 

Preparing The Lamb

Exodus 12:it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:…5Your lamb shall be 

  • without blemish, 
  • a male 
  • of the first year: (born on Passover the previous year) 
  • ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: 

6And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 

8And they shall eat:

  • the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and 
  • unleavened bread; and 
  • with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Idolatry

Warning against Idolatry

15Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire

Scorched tip of Mount Sinai / Jabal-al-lawz

Exodus 17: 6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.

16Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, 

  • the likeness of male
  • or female
  • 17The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, 
  • the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, 
  • 18The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, (swarms /insects) 
  • the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: 

    The Egyptian name for the owl is Mulak or Moloch represented by the letter symbolism of M (m) because its name began with M, and the eyes or horns of this secret deity looks just like the letter m.  In the Hittite myth of Elkunirsha and Athi or Asertu, Ishtar becomes an owl in the hand of Elkunirsha. (El-creator-of-the-earth).  

    19And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the starseven all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

    Sun worship 

    Moon worship 


    Star worship

     

     20But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnaceeven out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

    Egyptian gold Smith working at a small furnace

    The first depiction of an iron smelting furnace was found on the wall of an Egyptian tomb dating to about 1500 BC

    Warning against Idolatry

    29When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; 30Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise31Thou shalt not do so unto the YHWH  thy God: for every abomination to the YHWH , which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

    Moloch – child sacrifice

    Astarte, Ashtaroth, Ashtoreth, Athtar, Atar, Atargatis, Ishtar and Isis to name a few. 

    32What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

    Judgment against Idolatry

    1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 

    3And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD:

    •  to the mountains, and 
    • to the hills, 
    • to the rivers, and 
    • to the valleys; 

    Behold,

    •  I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and 
    • I will destroy your high places. 4And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and 
    • I will cast down your slain men before your idols.5And 
    • I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and 
    • I will scatter your bones round about your altars. 

    6In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. 7And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am YHWH .

    Passover NOT Ishtar

    Exodus 12; 6And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 

    8And they shall eat:

    • the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and 
    • unleavened bread; and 
    • with bitter herbs they shall eat it.



    John 19 29Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth…  31The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away

    Cain

    The Descendants of Cain

    17And 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. (Uruk). 

    The name of the city “Enoch” may have become known as the city of Uruk or Ereck that is recorded in the cuneiform tablets from Assyria. The “N”  sound is often reproduced by the “R” sound and the “CH” sound can become a “K”, “G” or “GH” sound.  Thus, it is easy to see that a city called “Enoch” could become “Uruk” or “Ereck” in the course of time.

    Ruins of Uruk

    18And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech

    1. Cain
    2.   Enoch means “dedication” because the city of Enoch was a new start for Cain.
    3. Irad means “townsman”. Arad = [עָרַגverb long for (compare Arabic  ascend, II. bend, incline toward ();  high, elevated; Ethiopic  ascend; Late Hebrew עֲרוּגָה = Biblical Hebrew);
    4.  Mehujael –  means “God gives life ( the –el ending is the word God as in elohim).  Mechuyael or Mechiyyayel: “smitten of God,” great-grandson of Cain
    5. Methushael – means “God’s man”.  From math and ‘el, with the relative interposed; man who (is) of God; 
    6. Lamech – means “conqueror”

    19And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.20And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. 21And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.22And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal cain was Naamah.

    1. Adah. From adah; ornament; adornment / beauty 
    2. Zillah.  Feminine of tsel;(shadow).  Name Meaning—Shadow of darkness or protection;
    3. Jabal. The same as yabal  The masculine noun יבל (yabal), meaning water course or conduit. This word is used only in plural (Isaiah 30:25 and 44:4).The adjective יבל (yabbal), meaning running, in the sense of a running (suppurating) sore (Leviticus 22:22)
    4. Jubal. The masculine noun יובל (yubal), meaning stream (Jeremiah 17:8 only).In Hebrew the meaning of the name Jubal is: The ram.
    5. Tubal cain.  The masculine noun תבל (tebel), meaning confusion or perversion (Leviticus 18:23 and Leviticus 20:12 only).The root-verb קין (qyn) occurs in cognate language with the meaning of to fit together, fabricate or forge. Derived nouns either have to do with metal work, or (curiously) with slaves singing or folks making music (perhaps in the sense of they being forged to do so?). The meaning of fabricating reminds of rootקנה (qana). In the Bible this root occurs only in the masculine noun קין (qayin), meaning spear (2 Samuel 21:16). This word for spear was possibly understood to refer to the way it was fabricated (forged; the point at least), but there’s also a natural association with the noun קנה (qana), meaning reed or stalk.
    6. Naam ah. The name Naamah comes from the verb נעם(naem) meaning be pleasant, sweet, delightful, beautiful:

    Josephus says that Lamech had 77 sons by Ada and Zillah (Ant., I, ii, 2).

    23And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.

    24If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

    Meaning of Cain genealogy.  

    Man –  is brought forth – instructing –  one running wild – smitten of God – is a man of God –  so that despair –  overflow.  

    Interpretation of Lamech genealogy. 

    19And the pauper took unto him two wives: the name of the one was ornament/dawn, and the name of the other dark/shadow.20And dawn bare the shepherd: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. 21And his brother’s name was the musician: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.22And dark, she also bare the blacksmith, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of blacksmith was pleasure/beauty. 

    So begins the Music (frequency)  and technology Era.