Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Judaism In Reflection Of Majestic G-d Tammuz


 

                     
The month of Tammuz is the fourth month of the Jewish calender.  The zodiacal sign of Tammuz is Cancer, the crab. In the Bible, the word ‘Tammuz’ is mentioned in Ezekiel 8:14. The term denotes a Babylonian God and the sin of idolatry, which caused the destruction of the first Temple.

The month of Tammuz is referred to as ‘the fourth month’ in Jeremiah 39:2.

It is said that on the third day of Tammuz, God, at the behest of Joshua, caused the sun and the moon to stop. This brought about 36 uninterrupted hours of sunlight, in order to give the conquering army of Israel time to exact vengeance from their enemy, the Emorites (Joshua 10: 12-13). The battle in which the sun stood still took place in Givon, in the Ayalon valley in central Israel. Lets understand the real inspiration behind this mythological folk tale of earlier proto semites:-

•           Sun entered the astrological sign of Cancer, a Cardinal Water sign. Cancer, the fourth sign of the Zodiac is ruled by the Moon.And as the sign of the Summer Solstice, it represents the sun at its highest elevation. Which is reflected in the bogus myth of “Sun Stood Still” in the Book Of Joshua.

•           In Greek mythology, the crab was placed in the sky by the goddess, Hera, who raised it in the skies as a reward for its bravery. In the  discredible “book of Joshua” it is depicted as Brave War againt Emorites.

•           Cancer represents love of home, love of family, love of the domestic which in this case represents fictitious Hebrew peoples longing for a home land and fight for the same.

•           Astrological sign Cancer  is considered a negative sign and Sun a Positive Principle , which is depicted in the Genocidal” book of Joshua” as IS-RA-EL(Ra=Egyptian Sun G-d as Positive ) Fighting  against Emorites(Negative).

You see onces you read the story and true driving forces behind this folk tale its not that difficult to understand why Original Hebrews preferred to plagiarise from Pagans more rather than going original.

Ezekiel 82:1  detailed the various idolatrous practices of the Israelites, which included the worship of the sun .The women  sat weeping for Tammuz(Babylonian G-d).

 In Egypt, the priestesses who acted the parts of Isis and Nepthys, mourned for the slain corn god Osiris.(The Burden of Isis, J. T. Dennis (Wisdom of the East series), pp. 21, 22.)Interestingly Tammuz is the saddest month in the Jewish calendar also.Why? Here is the real reason:

Greek God Adonis's Death Is Mourned By
 Goddess Hera
When the women mourned for Tammuz, they did so evidently because the death of the god was lamented by the goddess Ishtar. Ishtar was also placed in YHWH’s temple too .

Today, celebration of the Fast of Tammuz(Zech 8:19)prevails in the Jewish synagogue just as in the time of Ezekiel. This period is traditionally called ‘between the straits’. WHY?                                                                   

Ishtar the Goddess of fertility after her husband Tammuz, had died when he was still very young. In Babylon, the dead were sent to the Underworld, a place of darkness ruled over by the Goddess Irkalla.

Ishtar decided she would descend into the Underworld to be with Tammuz. So dressed in her finest garments, brilliant jewellery and her high crown, Ishtar entered the cave that leads into the Underworld. Irkalla’s realm which  is surrounded by seven walls, each with its own gate that had to be passed to get to the dark Place where the dead resided.

In Jewish traditions also the period is generally said to be “Between the Straits”(Bein haMetzarim).

The Babylonian myth of Tammuz, the dying god, bears a close resemblance to the Greek myth of Adonis.Lots of Rabbis have tried to enlists evil that befall on Jews on Tammuz , I guess its makes perfect sense to mourn.
Adonis-->Tammuz-->Jewish Fasting in Month of Tammuz.

In fact the very name itself has managed to find its place in Hebrew calendar in its unaltered fashion.

Learn to connect the dots……

In the Name Of Humanity !!!
Robert Mascharan

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