05/22/2017 (Mon) 07:50:57
I was raised Catholic and my opinions over religion, Christianity and the true nature of everything have changed a lot over the years. I always liked the Psalms and Proverbs but there seems to be a huge disparity between the praises within them and modern Jewish prayer, the Shema Yisrael being the one I'm most familiar with. One is praise of God's love and the beauty of the natural world while the other is a patriotic ode with more of the zealotry present in Judaic texts. You've got Muslims who don't want pictures of their prophets but Jews are obsessed with "God's True name" yet cannot write it, or speak it. The transitional periods of Judaism is a murky subject and one that almost can't be approached objectively. Every source is either almost clearly and wantonly made with an anti-semitic goal in mind or is Jewish where they seem to think their religion has been practiced more or less unchanged since Abraham when which is when gullibility over takes faith.
Melchizidek is cool and was Jesus before Jesus was Jesus. >11Q13 (11QMelch) is a fragment (that can be dated to the end of the 2nd or start of the 1st century BC) of a text about Melchizedek found in Cave 11 at Qumran in the Israeli Dead Sea area and which comprises part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In this eschatological text, Melchizedek is seen as a divine being and Hebrew titles as Elohim are applied to him. According to this text Melchizedek will proclaim the "Day of Atonement" and he will atone for the people who are predestined to him. He also will judge the peoples.>The Second Book of Enoch (also called "Slavonic Enoch") is apparently a Jewish sectarian work of the 1st century AD. The last section of the work, the Exaltation of Melchizedek, tells how Melchizedek was born of a virgin, Sofonim (or Sopanima), the wife of Nir, a brother of Noah. The child came out from his mother after she had died and sat on the bed beside her corpse, already physically developed, clothed, speaking and blessing the Lord, and marked with the badge of priesthood. Forty days later, Melchizedek was taken by the archangel Gabriel (Michael in some manuscripts) to the Garden of Eden and was thus preserved from the Deluge without having to be in Noah's Ark.