BOOK X - The Chosen People of the Demiurge - Part II

© Copyright Peter Crawford 2014
© Copyright Peter Crawford 2014

Thus saith the Archon Demiurge - in all his arrogance -  

'Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgements,  even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom, and your understanding, in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.'
For what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day ?'

Having destroyed all the 'first-born' of Egypt - innocent or guilty, the so called 'chosen people' of the Archon Demiurge set out to 'aquire' a homeland.
It would be a 'homeland' which the evil demiurge would give to them - regardless of the rights of the original inhabitants.
Carrying their palladion, the Egyptian 'Ark' before them, this mob of 'nomadic rebels, outlaws, raiders, slaves, migrant labourers' made their way across the Sinai to  Jebel esh-Shera' (Se'ir), where the Archon Demiurge would give them the Law, and make with them a binding contract - so that they would serve him, and he would protect them from their enemies, - (something that, in the end, he quite obviously failed to do).

ʾĀrôn Habbərît (Ark of the Covenant)
The אָרוֹן הַבְּרִית‎ ʾĀrôn Habbərît (Ark of the Covenant), also known as the 'Ark of the Testimony', is a chest described in the Jewish 'Book of Exodus' as containing the 'Tablets of Stone' on which the 'Ten Commandments' were inscribed.
According to some traditional interpretations of the 'Book of Exodus', 'Book of Numbers', and the Christian 'Letter to the Hebrews', the Ark also contained Aaron's rod, a jar of manna and the first Torah scroll as supposedly written by Moses; however, the first of the 'Books of Kings' says that at the time of King Solomon, the Ark contained only the two 'Tablets of the Law'.
According to the 'Book of Exodus', the Ark was built at the command of God, in accordance with the instructions given to Moses on Mount Sinai.
God was said to have communicated with Moses "from between the two cherubim" on the Ark's cover.
The biblical account relates that about a year after the Israelites' exodus from Egypt, the Ark was created according to the pattern given to Moses by God when Israel was encamped at the foot of Mount Sinai.
Thereafter the gold plated, acacia chest was carried by the Levites some 2,000 cubits in advance of the people when on the march or before the Israelite army, the host of fighting men.
When the Ark was borne by Levites into the bed of the Jordan, the waters parted as God had parted the waters of the Red Sea, opening a pathway for the entire host to pass through (Josh. 3:15–16; 4:7–18).
The walls of the city of Jericho were shaken to the ground with no more than a shout from the army after the Ark of the Covenant was paraded round them for seven days by Levites.
Seven priests sounding seven trumpets of rams' horns (Josh. 6:4–20).
When carried, the Ark was always hidden under a large veil made of skins and blue cloth, always carefully concealed, even from the eyes of the priests and the Levites who carried it. There are no contemporary extra-biblical references to the Ark.

'Fertile Crescent'
The history of the Habiru,  and their neighbours  is mainly that of the area called the 'Fertile Crescent', and east coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
It begins among those people who occupied the area lying between the Nile, Tigris and the Euphrates rivers.
Surrounded by ancient seats of Æon inspired culture in Aryan Egypt and Babylonia, by the deserts of Arabia, and by the highlands of Asia Minor, the land of Canaan was a meeting place of civilizations.
The land was traversed by old-established trade routes and possessed important harbours on the Gulf of Aqaba and on the Mediterranean coast, the latter exposing it to the influence of other cultures of the Fertile Crescent.
According to the Jewish sacred writings, the writers of which were inspired by the Archon Demiurge, the Jews are descended from the ancient people of Israel who settled in the land of Canaan, located between the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River . The Demiurge's 'chosen people' shared a lineage through their common ancestors, Abraham,

אַבְרָהָם (Abraham - Arabic: إبراهيم‎ʾIbrāhīm), originally Abram, is the first of the three Patriarchs of Israel whose story is told in chapters 11–25 of the Book of Genesis. According to these chapters, Abram was called by 'God' to leave his father Terah's house and native land of Mesopotamia in return for a new land, the so-called 'promised land'. Threats to the covenant arose – difficulties in producing an heir, the threat of bondage in Egypt, of lack of fear of God – but all were overcome and the covenant was established. After the death, and burial of his wife, Sarah, in the grave that he purchased in Hebron, Abraham arranged for the marriage of Isaac to a woman from his own people. Abraham later married a woman called Keturah and had six more sons, before he died at the recorded age of 175 (?), and was buried by his sons Isaac and Ishmael. ( Genesis 25:1–10)

The Bible's internal chronology places Abraham around 2000 BCE, but the stories in Genesis cannot be definitively related to the known history of that time.

Abraham's son Isaac, and Isaac's son Jacob, were identified as Habiru (Hebrews), whose nomadic travels centred around Hebron somewhere between 1991 and 1706 BCE.
These Habiru supposedly consisted of twelve tribes, each descended from one of Jacob's twelve sons, Reuven, Shimon, Levi, Yehuda, Yissachar, Zevulun, Dan, Gad, Naftali, Asher, Yosef, and Benyamin.
Jacob and his twelve sons (in fact the Hyksos) were supposed to have left Canaan during a severe famine and settled in Goshen of northern Egypt.

Edward Poynter - 'Israel in Egypt' - 1867
While in Egypt the Demiurge asserted that the descendants were enslaved by the Egyptian government led by the Pharaoh.
After 400 years of slavery, YHWH, the God of Israel (in fact the Archon Demiurge - known at that time as Set), sent the Habiru  prophet Moses, a man supposedly from the tribe of Levi, to release the 'chosen people' from Egyptian 'bondage'.
According to the later scriptures, the Habiru miraculously emigrated out of Egypt (an event known as the Exodus), and returned to what was claimed to be their ancestral homeland in Canaan.
This event marks the formation of Israel as a political nation in Canaan, in 1400 BCE.
On the way to Cannan (the Land of Milk and Honey) Moses leads the 'chosen people'  to  Jebel esh-Shera'  (Se'ir), where the Archon Demiurge gives them the Law, and makes with them a binding contract (covenant) - so that they would serve him, and he would protect them from their enemies, - (something that, in the end, he quite obviously failed to do).
The demiurge's 'chosen people' then invaded Canaan in 1400 BCE under the command of general called Joshua.
After entering Canaan, portions of the land were given to each of the twelve tribes of Israel.
For several hundred years, what had been Cannan was organized into a confederacy of twelve tribes ruled by a series of Judges.
After the judges the Habiru living in Cannan were ruled by kings.
In 1000 BCE, the monarchy was established under Saul, and continued under King David and his son, Solomon.
During the reign of David, the already existing city of Jerusalem became the national and spiritual capital of the Habiru .
Solomon built the First Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem.
The tribes, however, were fracturing politically.
Upon Solomon's death, a civil war erupted between the ten northern Israelite tribes, and the tribes of Judah (Simeon was absorbed into Judah) and Benjamin in the south.
The nation split into the Kingdom of Israel in the north, and the Kingdom of Judah in the south. Israel was conquered by the Assyrian ruler Tiglath-Pileser III in the 8th century BCE.
There is no commonly accepted historical record of the fate of the ten northern tribes, sometimes referred to as the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, although speculation abounds.

The Cannanites

Canaan and the Canaanites are mentioned some 160 times in Habiru scripture, mostly in the 'Pentateuch' and the books of 'Joshua' and 'Judges'.
According to the scriptures inspired by the Archon Demiurge, Canaan first appears as one of Noah's grandsons, cursed with perpetual slavery because his father Ham had "looked upon" the drunk and naked Noah.
The Archon Demiurge later promises Canaan's land to Abraham, and eventually delivers it to the Habiru.

The curse upon Canaan was imposed by the biblical patriarch Noah. The relevant narrative occurs in the 'Book of Genesis' and concerns Noah's drunkenness and the accompanying shameful act perpetrated by his son Ham the father of Canaan (Gen. 9:20–27). The controversies raised by this story regarding the nature of Ham's transgression, and the question of why Noah cursed Canaan when Ham had sinned, have been debated for over two thousand years. The story's objective was to justify the subjection of the Canaanites to the Israelites. The curse on Canaan, invoked in response to an act of moral depravity, is the first intimation of the theme of the corruption of the Canaanites, which is given as the justification for their being dispossessed of their land, and for the transfer of that land to the descendants of Abraham.

Joshua Enters Cannan
The Habiru scriptures lists borders for the land of Canaan.
'Numbers 34:2' includes the phrase "the land of Canaan as defined by its borders."
The borders are then delineated in Numbers 34:3–12'.
The term "Canaanites" in the Hebrew language is applied especially to the inhabitants of the lower regions, along the sea coast and on the shores of Jordan, as opposed to the inhabitants of the mountainous regions.
By the time of the Second Temple, "Canaanite" in Hebrew had come to be not an ethnic designation, so much as a general synonym for "merchant".
According to the Book of Jubilees, the Habiru conquest of Canaan, and the 'curse', are attributed to Canaan's steadfast refusal to join his elder brothers in Ham's allotment beyond the Nile, and instead "squatting" on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean, within the inheritance delineated for Shem.

The Ark Destroys the Enemies of the 'Chosen People'
One of the 613 mitzvot (precisely n. 596) prescribes that no inhabitants of the cities of six Canaanite nations, the same as mentioned in 7:1, minus the Girgashites, were to be left alive !
The strange fact about the relationship between the Cannanites and the Habiru was the fact that both groups were Semites.
The only difference between the two groups seems to be the fact that the 'Twelve Tribes' had been designated as the Archon Demiurge's 'chosen people' - and that the Demiurge had granted the land occupied by the Cannanites to the Habiru - which obviously meant that the Cannanites had to be eliminated.

The 613 commandments (Hebrew: תרי"ג מצוות‎: taryag mitzvot, "613 Mitzvot"; Biblical Hebrew: Miṣwoth) is the number of mitzvot listed in the Torah, first codified by Rabbi Simlai in Talmud Makkot 23b.
These principles of Biblical law are sometimes called commandments (mitzvot), and referred to collectively as the "Law of Moses" (Torat Mosheh, תורת משה), "Mosaic Law," "Sinaitic Law," or simply "the Law". The word mitzvot is plural; singular is mitzvah.

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