An argument against Zionism: The Bloodline of the Messiah.

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by Katherine Frisk

During the reigns of Amenhotep III (1402-1364) and Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV, 1350-1334), Canaan was a vassal state of Egypt. Egypt during this time in history ruled from beyond it’s border of the Sinai, across Canaan, through Syria and to the Euphrates River. We have a wealth of information regarding this time in history thanks to the Armarna Letters. Correspondence between the Kings of Egypt and their vassal states.

Of relevance to Israel and the original settlements of the Hebrews in Samaria and Galilee and what was later to become known as the Jews ie the tribe of Judah, in the southern region of Judea are the following documents:

Letter from Labayu of Shechem

I have heard the words that the king wrote to me and who I am that the king lose his land through my fault? I am the servant of the king, and I have not rebelled and I have not sinned, and I do not retain my tribute, and I do not disregard the demands of his commissioner. They defame to me with ill will, but may the king, my Lord, not accuse me of revolting!

Moreover, my crime is, so they say, that I entered Gezer and said in public: ” Will the king take my property and not the property of Milkilu [1]? ” I know what Milkilu has done against me.
Moreover, the king wrote about my son. I did not know that my son was associated to the Hapiru [2], and I certainly would have put him into the hands of Addaya.
Moreover, if the king wrote requesting my woman, how could I retain her? If the king wrote to me: ” Sink a bronze dagger in your heart and die!”, how could I disobey the order of the king?

[1] Ruler of Gezer
[2] Outlaws

The Hapiru were nomadic invaders in areas of the Fertile Crescent from Northeastern Mesopotamia and Iran who constantly threatened invasion of the western territories and Egypt itself.


A Letter from Abdu-Heba of Jerusalem

To the king, my Lord, thus speaks Abdu-Heba, your servant. At the feet of the king, my Lord, seven times and seven times I prostrate myself. What have I done to the king, my Lord? They blame me before the king, my Lord, saying: “Abdu-Heba has rebelled against the king, my Lord.”

I am here, as far as I am concerned, it was not my father, nor my mother, who put me in this position; the arm of the powerful king lead me to the house of my father! Why would I commit a transgression against the king, my Lord?
While the king, my Lord, lives, I will say to the commissioner of the king, my Lord: “Why do you favour the Hapiru [2] and are opposed to the rulers?”
And thus I am accused before the king, my Lord. Because it is said: “Lost are the territories of the king, my Lord.”
Thus am I calumniated before the king, my Lord! But may the king, my Lord know, that, when the king sent a garrison, Yanhamu [1] seized everything, and ///// the land of Egypt /////
Oh king, my Lord, there are no garrison troops here! (Therefore), the king takes care of his land! May the king take care of his land! All the territories of the king have rebelled; Ilimilku caused the loss of all the territories of the king. May the king take care of his land!
I repeat: Allow me to enter the presence of the king, my Lord, and let me look into both eyes of the king, my Lord. But the hostility against me is strong, and I cannot enter the presence of the king, my Lord. May the king send garrison troops, in order that I may enter and look into the eyes of the king, my Lord. So certain as the king, my Lord, lives, when the commissioners come, I will say: “Lost are the territories of the king. Do you not hear to me? All the rulers are lost; the king, my Lord, does not have a single ruler left.”
May the king direct his attention to the archers, and may the king, my Lord, send troops of archers, the king has no more lands. The Hapiru sack the territories of the king. If there are archers (here) this year, all the territories of the king will remain (intact); but if there are no archers, the territories of the king, my Lord, will be lost!
To the king, my Lord thus writes Abdu-Heba, your servant. He conveys eloquent words to the king, my Lord. All the territories of the king, my Lord, are lost.
[1] Yanhamu: The Egyptian commissioner in Palestine
[2] Hapiru: Nomadic or semi-nomadic people associated with robbery.

During the reigns of Amenhotep III, Akhenaton, Seti I, Ramses II, Merneptah, and Rameses III, the people of Palestine and Syria were called the Shasu of YHWH. Or the Herders of YHWH. This term is found in many New Kingdom texts. The New Kingdom began when the Moses family, starting with Ahmose I, drove the Hyksos out of Egypt resulting in 500 years of stability. It culminated in the great Battle of Kadesh in 1274, where Ramases 11 led Egyptian armies against those of the Hittite king Muwatalli II .

The term Shasu of YHWH incorporated a broad spectrum of herders from Syria, Canaan and included the Edomites, which according to the Bible was the tribe of Esau, the brother of Jacob. The Edomites settled across the river in what is now Jordan and Saudi Arabia, eventually migrating throughout the region and down into Yemen. To date, the oldest reference to the word YHWH does not come not from any Biblical text, Dead Sea Scroll or long forgotten Aramaic papyri, but comes from Egyptian texts written during the time of Amenhotep 111 in the 12th Century..


What has become clear in the last 100 years is that the Egyptian influence on the Hebrews, their writings and their beliefs was a fundamental basis for the later creation of a federation of 12 tribes by Joshua, the son of Nun, the son of Ephraim, the son of Joseph. Joshua carved the Ten Commandments in stone and placed them at the foot of Mount Gerizim in Shechem, which is now present day Nabulus, which became the capital city of the Kingdom of Israel.

The Ten Commandments have been copied and synthesized from the Egyptian “Coming Forth Of Day.” The Ten Commandments are rules of instruction, the Egyptian equivalent is a declaration of confession that these laws have not been transgressed.

Here is a comparative study:

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain” / “I have not cursed God.”
“Honor your father and your mother”/ “I have not opposed my family and kinsfolk.”

“You shall not kill (murder).”/ “I have not committed murder.”

“You shall not commit adultery.”/ “I have not committed adultery.”

“You shall not steal.”/ “I have not stolen.”

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”/ “I have not uttered lies.”

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”/ “I have not defrauded the humble man of his property.”

The book of Proverbs has also been copied into the Hebrew texts, the source material comes from
Instruction of Amenemope.

Here are some examples:

(Proverbs 22:17-18):”Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thine heart to my doctrine; For it is pleasant if thou keep them in thy belly, that they may be established together upon thy lips”

(Amenemope, ch. 1):”Give thine ear, and hear what I say, And apply thine heart to apprehend; It is good for thee to place them in thine heart, let them rest in the casket of thy belly; That they may act as a peg upon thy tongue”

(Proverbs 22:22):”Rob not the poor, for he is poor, neither oppress (or crush) the lowly in the gate.”

(Amenemope, ch. 2):”Beware of robbing the poor, and oppressing the afflicted.”

(Proverbs 22:24-5): “Do not befriend the man of anger, Nor go with a wrathful man, Lest thou learn his ways and take a snare for thy soul.”

(Amenemope, ch. 10): “Associate not with a passionate man, Nor approach him for conversation; Leap not to cleave to such an one; That terror carry thee not away.”

(Proverbs 22:29):”[if you] You see a man quick in his work, before kings will he stand, before cravens, he will not stand.”

(Amenemope, ch. 30):”A scribe who is skillful in his business findeth worthy to be a courtier”

(Proverbs 23:1):”When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently what is before thee; And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties, for they are breads of falsehood.”

(Amenemope, ch. 23): “Eat not bread in the presence of a ruler, And lunge not forward(?) with thy mouth before a governor(?). When thou art replenished with that to which thou has no right, It is only a delight to thy spittle. Look upon the dish that is before thee, And let that (alone) supply thy need.”

(Proverbs 23:4-5):”Toil not to become rich, And cease from dishonest gain; For wealth maketh to itself wings, Like an eagle that flieth heavenwards”

(Amenemope, ch. 7):”Toil not after riches; If stolen goods are brought to thee, they remain not over night with thee. They have made themselves wings like geese. And have flown into the heavens.”

(Proverbs 14:7):”Speak not in the hearing of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of thy words”

(Amenemope, ch. 21):”Empty not thine inmost soul to everyone, nor spoil (thereby) thine influence”

(Proverbs 23:10): “Remove not the widows landmark; And enter not into the field of the fatherless.”

(Amenemope, ch. 6): “Remove not the landmark from the bounds of the field…and violate not the widows boundary”

(Proverbs 23:12):”Apply thine heart unto instruction and thine ears to the words of knowledge”

(Amenemope, ch. 1):”Give thine ears, hear the words that are said, give thine heart to interpret them

These are only two examples. There are many other correlations throughout the Bible. It is clear that from the earliest times, Egyptian culture, literature and religion influenced the whole of the Middle East and the Hebrews in particular,which they copied and included in their own texts and history. Canaan was a vassal state of Egypt for at least 700 hundred years until the Assyrian invasion in 733 A.D, the tribal sheep herders of the ancient Israel were as influenced by the Egyptians in language, literature and historical records as they were later to be influenced by the Babylonians, the Greeks and the Romans.

During this same time in history, during the reign of Amenhotep 111, we have a very close association with the people of Shechem through an “Ibiri,” a term for the Hebews, called Yuya. He was not from Egyptian origin, however he rose to power and became the second most powerful ruler in Egypt below the King. His tomb was found in the Valley of the Kings, where he was buried alongside his wife, Yuya. Their mummies and the artifacts from their tomb are displayed in the Cario Museum


Our Biblical account has the equivalent in the story of Joseph, who like Yuya in the same period of history, rose to great power and was the cup barer of the King. Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob and Rachel, was sold into slavery by Judah. When a great and terrible drought came over the Middle East, it was thanks to Joseph that the family of Jacob was saved. Joseph married an Egyptian Princess and had two sons, Mannasheh and Ephraim. These children were the descendants of Jacob and of the royal line of the Moses dynasty. Jacob known as Israel, blessed Ephraim as the firstborn, passing on leadership of the tribe of Israel to his grandson.

Whether the Biblical story was an accurate historical account or not, whether Yuya was the the Bibilcal Joseph or not, Ephraim and his grandson Joshua recorded it in their genealogy and claimed descent from the Royal Moses line through Joseph’s wife Asinath.. Mannasheh in turn, appears to have been the Bibilcal Moses, who together with Joshua went up Mount Sinai and wrote the Ten Commandments. The tribes of Ephraim and Mannasheh later became the Kingdom of Israel situated in Samaria and Galilee, with Shechem as their capital.

Another major Egyptain influence on the Hebrews was the concept of one god. Akenhaten built his Temple at Amarna and took only the sun as his symbol for the “Supreme Being.” The “I am.” He earned himself the wrath of the priesthood who were losing followers and what is more a lucrative income. The many gods and goddesses, earthly embodiments made from clay in the image of their makers, represented the constellations, stars and the planets and provided an assortment of “heavenly beings” in the guise of human form, to worship and pay tribute to. The system filled the priesthood’s coffers with constant tributes of wealth from the population. Few looked up into star-studded temple of the sky and instead were fixated on ritual, ceremony and immobile, lifeless, statues instead.

After the death of Tutankamen, the last of the Moses Kings, Horemheb (1320-2192), Ramses 1 ( 1292-1291), Seti ( 1291-1279) and Ramses 11 (1279-1213) again embarked on campaigns to drive the Hapiru back across the Euphrates. A time period of 40 years, which is the time period that the Hebrews remained in the wilderness. It appears that many of these battles have in turn been recorded in the Biblical texts as battles fought by Israel, when in fact they were battles fought by the Egyptians. A comparative study would make interesting reading. By the time of the Battle of Kadesh, large tracts of Palestine would have been devoid of their previous occupants.

The Hebrews then returned to Shechem, their home territory. There is no archeological evidence for the fall of Jerico. However, real or imagined, the story of Joshua commanding the river Jordan to part and leading his people into the promised land remained ingrained in the minds of the people. Joshua, through his great grandmother was the last remaining bloodline of the Moses family. Like Joseph, who was a cupbearer to the Egyptian King, so Joshua became the Grail, the bloodline of descent of both Jacob/Israel and the line of the Moses Kings with the symbol of the vine, the vineyard, the good shepherd and the stone of Israel, that was rejected. Genesis 49:

Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:

The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:

But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)

Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:

The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

In the New Testament, these symbols again apply. Joshua/Yeshua/Jesus is referred to as the shepherd. He is called the stone that the builders rejected. He refers to himself as the vine and his followers the branches. And he holds the Grail cup at the last supper. The genealogy given to Jesus to the House of David and in turn Judah in the Gospels, was a later insertion by the likes of Paul, a Jew with Roman citizenship and later adopted by the Roman Emperor and his Bishop Eusebius at the Council of Nicea. The Gospel texts are written in Greek, not in Aramaic, they are not original documents or eye witnesses accounts by the Essenes or the disciples. They appear to be a patchwork quilt of the original teachings of the Teachers of Righteousness intermingled with “Jewish” i.e. Judaic and Roman bias, containing a dubious historical backdrop that often contradicts the Jewish historian Josephus. All is told in parables for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. History repeats, the underground stream remains and travels through time from one generation to the next, regardless of persecution. Like the vine, a small branch, a remnant nurtured can grow into an abundant vineyard regardless of persecution throughout the centuries.

In the 1st Century A.D. a great rift had occurred between the Sadducee Priesthood, the Herod Kings, the Roman Legion on the one hand and the Essenes, the Teachers of Righteousness in Galilee and Qurman on the other. There were efforts on the part of the latter to restore Israel as Joshua had established it. Not with King, Temple, High Priest and Roman armies, but with a Judiciary centered at Mount Gerizim, the original Zion. The Pharisees and the High Temple Priest in the Gospels express their concern in John 11 48:

“If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and our nation.”

Two historical records of relevance can be found regarding their persecution.

According to the historian Josephus, in 36 A.D, the Samaritans went to Mount Gerizim in order to retrieve sacred objects buried by Moses in order to prove their claim. Pilate sent in a detachment of soldiers and put to death the leaders and those who were most influential. The Samaritans complained to Vitellius, Roman governor of Syria. Pilate was recalled to Rome and then re-commissioned to Lugdunum in Gaul. Caiaphas was deposed in the same year.

The second incident took place between 44 and 46 A.D, a period of three years. Thuedas who was almost forty, a Therapeutea, who had studied under Philo in Alexandria and was an Essene, together with James and John Zebedee, lived with their followers in the wilderness, in all likelihood near Qumram. In 46 A.D. they gathered at the river Jordan and re-enacted the account of Joshua, commanding the waters of the Jordan to part and led the tribes into the promised land. Herod Agrippa 1 had them arrested. James and John were crucified and Theudas was beheaded.


Nothing has changed in 2,000 years. The descendants of Joseph, of Ephraim and Joshua are the Samaritan, Christian and Muslim communities today in Palestine. The tribe of Judah still betrays Joseph, the Kingdom of Judea now calls itself Israel and has wiped all historical records of the Kingdom of Israel with it’s center in Shechem from the minds of all who now call themselves Jews. And the corner stone is rejected and the vine cut down. Judea as in Roman times, has co-opted the support of yet another Legion, this time the United States of America, to destroy their so called enemies.

Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, a learned and respected Rabbi had this to say about the true Messiah. In April 2007 the following article appeared in Israel Today Magazine

A few months before he died, one of the nation’s most prominent rabbis, Yitzhak Kaduri, supposedly wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed until now. When the note was unsealed, it revealed what many have known for centuries: Yehoshua, or Yeshua (Jesus), is the Messiah.

With the biblical name of Jesus, the Rabbi and kabbalist described the Messiah using six words and hinting that the initial letters form the name of the Messiah. The secret note said:

Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name, He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid.

This I have signed in the month of mercy,

Yitzhak Kaduri

The Hebrew sentence (translated above in bold) with the hidden name of the Messiah reads:

Yarim Ha’Am Veyokhiakh Shedvaro Vetorato Omdim

ירים העם ויוכיח שדברו ותורתו עומדים

The initials spell the Hebrew name of Jesus יהושוע . Yehoshua and Yeshua are effectively the same name, derived from the same Hebrew root of the word “salvation” as documented in Zechariah 6:11 and Ezra 3:2. The same priest writes in Ezra, “Yeshua (ישוע) son of Yozadak” while writing in Zechariah “Yehoshua (יהושוע) son of Yohozadak.” The priest adds the holy abbreviation of God’s name, ho (הו), in the father’s name Yozadak and in the name Yeshua.

With one of Israel’s most prominent rabbis indicating the name of the Messiah is Yeshua, it is understandable why his last wish was to wait one year after his death before revealing what he wrote.

When the name of Yehoshua appeared in Kaduri’s message, ultra-Orthodox Jews from his Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva (seminary) in Jerusalem argued that their master did not leave the exact solution for decoding the Messiah’s name.

The revelation received scant coverage in the Israeli media. Only the Hebrew websites News First Class (Nfc) and Kaduri.net mentioned the Messiah note, insisting it was authentic. The Hebrew daily Ma’ariv ran a story on the note but described it as a forgery.

Jewish readers responded on the websites’ forums with mixed feelings: “So this means Rabbi Kaduri was a Christian?” and “The Christians are dancing and celebrating,” were among the comments.

Israel Today spoke to two of Kaduri’s followers in Jerusalem who admitted that the note was authentic, but confusing for his followers as well. “We have no idea how the Rabbi got to this name of the Messiah,” one of them said.

Yet others completely deny any possibility that the note is authentic.

In an interview with Israel Today, Rabbi David Kaduri, 80, the son of the late Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri, denied that his father left a note with the name Yeshua just before he died. “It’s not his writing,” he said when we showed him a copy of the note. During a night-time meeting in the Nahalat Yitzhak Yeshiva in Jerusalem, books with Kaduri’s handwriting from 80 years ago were presented to us in an attempt to prove that the Messiah note was not authentic.

When we told Rabbi Kaduri that his father’s official website (www.kaduri.net) had mentioned the Messiah note, he was shocked. “Oh no! That’s blasphemy. The people could understand that my father pointed to him [the Messiah of the Christians].” David Kaduri confirmed, however, that in his last year his father had talked and dreamed almost exclusively about the Messiah and his coming. “My father has met the Messiah in a vision,” he said, “and told us that he would come soon.”

Kaduri’s Portrayal of the Messiah

A few months before Kaduri died at the age of 108, he surprised his followers when he told them that he met the Messiah. Kaduri gave a message in his synagogue on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, teaching how to recognize the Messiah. He also mentioned that the Messiah would appear to Israel after Ariel Sharon’s death. (The former prime minister is still in a coma after suffering a massive stroke more than a year ago.) Other rabbis predict the same, including Rabbi Haim Cohen, kabbalist Nir Ben Artzi and the wife of Rabbi Haim Kneiveskzy.

Kaduri’s grandson, Rabbi Yosef Kaduri, said his grandfather spoke many times during his last days about the coming of the Messiah and redemption through the Messiah. His spiritual portrayals of the Messiah—reminiscent of New Testament accounts—were published on the websites Kaduri.net and Nfc:

“It is hard for many good people in the society to understand the person of the Messiah. The leadership and order of a Messiah of flesh and blood is hard to accept for many in the nation. As leader, the Messiah will not hold any office, but will be among the people and use the media to communicate. His reign will be pure and without personal or political desire. During his dominion, only righteousness and truth will reign.

“Will all believe in the Messiah right away? No, in the beginning some of us will believe in him and some not. It will be easier for non-religious people to follow the Messiah than for Orthodox people.

“The revelation of the Messiah will be fulfilled in two stages: First, he will actively confirm his position as Messiah without knowing himself that he is the Messiah. Then he will reveal himself to some Jews, not necessarily to wise Torah scholars. It can be even simple people. Only then he will reveal himself to the whole nation. The people will wonder and say: ‘What, that’s the Messiah?’ Many have known his name but have not believed that he is the Messiah.”


Further Reading:

Purim – Esther as Concubine and the Acolyte of Ishtar. 

Shemitah: A Christian Perspective On The Seven Year Cycle 

Damascus, the Anti-Christ and Armageddon

The Imam will point to him and say: “This is the True Messiah!”

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