The Jews have lost the promised land on numerous occasions. The worship of the golden calf story is full of holes. The God of the Jews is mean and spiteful, and quite often a LIAR. This is because Jews put words in his mouth. These lies caused ten tribes to move out. The Covenant was – FINISHED!
Socialists founded the modern kingdom of Israel. Jews insist on being treated as very special people, but, vie with one another to CONTROL GOD, make God do the bidding of those Jews who constantly put themselves in power, as is the case of the Levites. Evangelicals go to bed praying the Jews will rebuild the temple so there will be a great war, and, Jesus-God will come and evict the Jews from the temple and raise it up to heaven full of racist white folks who voted for Trump ‘The Pussy Grabber’ whose ass is being kissed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. If the God of the Jews and Jesus condone this cunning filthy behavior, then God needs to be replaced. He needs to be evicted – off the planet, along with the weird idea that the Jews will rebuild the temple so the Anti-Christ will come take it over. This is to say 81% of the evangelicals who voted for Trump, pray the Anti-Christ will come and do his thing – so they do not FEEL FOOLISH! Why should not-believers give up their lives so Red State Morons won’t feel FOOLISH! This is INSANITY! It has to STOP!
Wait a minute! Perhaps the Racist Fools managed to summon the Anti-Christ, and he is Donald Trump. Best get that temple built – pronto – so Trrump and his kids can move in. I doubt you will get Melania out of her HIGH TOWER.
Doesn’t HUBRIS have enough places to dwell? What about the poor, the homeless, the alien amongst us? Many Christians believe Jesus is God, and the God of the Jews no longer exists. Why then are they not following the teaching of THEIR GOD? Perhaps their God should be taken from them and they – CAST OUT! Trump is the “Lawless One”
“But as previously stated, this Temple will be taken over, as Daniel the prophet foresaw, but the Lawless One, commonly known as the Antichrist, at exactly three and one half years after the start of the Time of Jacob’s Trouble. This Temple will not be the LORD’s temple, the Glory of God will not inhabit it.
5] In the Blessing of Jacob (later than the Song of Deborah), Levi is treated as a tribe, cursing them to become scattered; critics regard this as an aetiological postdiction to explain how a tribe could be so scattered, the simpler solution being that the priesthood was originally open to any tribe, but gradually became seen as a distinct tribe to themselves.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned the American ambassador Sunday to protest the Obama administration’s role in allowing an anti-settlement resolution to pass the U.N. Security Council, as his government accused the U.S. of helping orchestrate the vote.
According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. ambassador Daniel Shapiro was called to the prime minister’s office where he was told the resolution would not help the peace process.
“Acts such as these hinder peace and [do] not promote it. That was the message,” an Israeli official told the Journal.
Based on Hebrew Bible narrative, the consequence of the sin of the golden calf was the desire by God to annihilate the entire congregation. It was due to the successful prayer of Moses and the retribution meted out by the tribe of Levi from the inciters of the sin that appeased the anger of God. Obadiah ben Jacob Sforno on Deuteronomy 10:8 writes that Moses attempted to convince God that the priesthood should remain with the firstborn but was not successful.
However, the negative consequence of arousing God’s anger was that no longer would the priestly service be maintained by the firstborn of each individual family. As quoted by the Jerusalemn Talmud Yerushalmi to Esther 1:11; “Said Rabbi Levi, “God broke the staff of evildoers (Isaiah 14)” – these are the firstborn who sacrificed to the Calf first (and foremost)”, but will be concentrated in one family as a form of inheritance from father to son.
The U.S. abstained in Friday’s vote, allowing the council to approve it. The Israeli foreign ministry reportedly also summoned diplomats from 10 of the 14 countries that backed the resolution.
The mounting tensions over Friday’s proceedings have sent already-frosty ties between the Obama and Netanyahu governments to their lowest level yet. The rare summoning of the American ambassador was only the latest flare-up.
The parts of the Torah attributed by advocates of the Documentary Hypothesis to the Elohist, seem to treat Levite as a descriptive attribute for someone particularly suited to the priesthood, rather than as the designator of a tribe and feel that Moses and Aaron are being portrayed as part of the Joseph group rather than being part of a tribe called Levi. The Levites are not mentioned by the Song of Deborah considered one of the oldest passages of the Bible. Jahwist passages have more ambiguous language; traditionally interpreted as referring to a person named Levi they could also be interpreted as just referring to a social position titled levi. In the Blessing of Jacob (later than the Song of Deborah), Levi is treated as a tribe, cursing them to become scattered; critics regard this as an aetiological postdiction to explain how a tribe could be so scattered, the simpler solution being that the priesthood was originally open to any tribe, but gradually became seen as a distinct tribe to themselves. In the Priestly Source and Blessing of Moses, which critical scholars view as originating centuries later, the Levites are firmly established as a tribe, and the only tribe with the right to be priests.
On Sunday, Israel’s government also accused the U.S. of pulling the strings in last week’s dramatic developments.
“We have rather ironclad information from sources in both the Arab world and internationally that this was a deliberate push by the United States and in fact they helped create the resolution in the first place,” Netanyahu spokesman David Keyes said on Fox News’ “America’s News HQ.”
Netanyahu made similar claims during a meeting with cabinet ministers.
White House spokesman Eric Schultz, though, issued a statement Sunday defending President Obama’s support for Israel and stressing that the U.S. did not draft the resolution.
“The US did not draft this resolution nor did the US introduce this resolution,” he said. “The Egyptians, in partnership with the Palestinians, are the ones who began circulating an earlier draft of the resolution. The Egyptians are the ones who moved it forward on Friday. And we took the position that we did when it was put to a vote.”
The White House already has acknowledged Obama made the decision for U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power to abstain. Unclear was how involved the Obama administration was in crafting and pushing the resolution itself – which initially was put forward by Egypt, and then pursued as well by New Zealand, Malaysia, Senegal and Venezuela.
Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday that while the U.S. and Israel for decades had disagreed on settlements, they had an understanding that such action before the U.N. Security Council would make peace negotiations harder.
“As I told [Secretary of State] John Kerry on Thursday, friends don’t take friends to the Security Council,” Netanyahu said.
He pointedly said he looks forward to working with the new Donald Trump administration when it takes office next month. He said he was encouraged by Israel’s “friends in the United States” who criticized the resolution, saying “they understand how reckless and destructive” it is.
Netanyahu said Israel also was considering a “plan of action” against the U.N., without elaborating.
“We will do all it takes so Israel emerges unscathed from this shameful decision,” Netanyahu said.
The resolution itself condemned Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
The resolution’s immediate impact appears to be largely symbolic, but Israel fears it could open the door to an increase in international steps, including economic measures. Much of the international community considers the settlements illegal or illegitimate and an obstacle to peace.
President-elect Trump had intervened last week after the Israelis reportedly appealed to him for help. Trump came out against the resolution but, after a vote was delayed, the Security Council went ahead with consideration and approved it on Friday.
Trump tweeted afterward: “Things will be different after Jan. 20.” He later tweeted that the vote “will make it much harder to negotiate peace.” But, he added, “we will get it done anyway.”
Kerry said Israel’s continued and stepped-up attempts to build more settlements in the region, which includes East Jerusalem, risks the so-called “two-state” solution between Israelis and the Palestinians, who also lay claim to the region.
“The United States acted with one primary objective in mind: to preserve the possibility of the two state solution, which every U.S. administration for decades has agreed is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians,” Kerry said Friday. “Two states is the only way to ensure Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state, living in peace and security with its neighbors, and freedom and dignity for the Palestinian people.”