By Mark Jantzi 5-3-16
Ezekiel 8:13-18 “Women weeping for Tammuz” = Nimrod, the sun god.
Ezekiel 8: 3 & 5 “The Image of Jealousy”?
II Chronicles 14:5 are really “sun images” probably a monstrance.
II Chronicles 34:4 are again “sun images”.
Grove = a wooden phallic pillar (denuded tree) representing Ashtarte, Asherah, Venus (Roman name). Female deity names for Semaramis. Conjoined with the “alter of Baal” e.g. Judges 6:25.
Jeremiah 7:17-18, 44:15-19 Worshipping the Queen of Heaven
Jeremiah 51 Flee from Babylon. Verse 44: Bel is judged.
Jer. 10:2-5 Worship of the tree idol (Christmas tree origin).
Genealogy of Nimrod
Genesis 4:25-26 Birth of Seth the blessed Godly line to Noah.
Gen. 6:1-4 Sons of God (Godly line) fall for the daughters of men.
Gen. 9:18-19 Noah’s sons: Japeth, Shem, Ham (true birth order).
Gen 9: 25-26 Noah blessed his son, Shem (father of Eber, 10:21) and cursed Ham’s son Caanan.
Gen. 10: 6, 8-10 Another of Ham’s sons, was Cush (Bel) co-founder of Babylon with his son Nimrod (great-grandson of Noah).
Gen. 11:1-9 Building of the tower of Babel (confusion of language) and its city, Babylon, the wicked anti-Christ religion’s origin that has spread worldwide and will be judged as a harlot (Revelation 17).
Other Names (Natures)
In Egypt – Osiris (Mother and Child) Isis
In Rome – Jupiter-purer (the child) Fortuna
In Greece – Plutus Ceres or Irene
Babylon – Tammuz (“the Lamented One”) Rhea (or Cybele)
In Assyria – Kronos (“the Horned One”) or Saturn Rhea’s husband
Rome and Greece – Bacchus (the bewailed) – his wife = Ariadne
Ninus – “husband of the mother” also son of Bel.
Hermes or Mercury – Synonym for “son of Ham”. Diana of Ephesus
Bel, Belus, Baal (lord or god of fortresses). Surrounded Babylon with a wall.
Cupid (child of) [Dagon, fish god (goddess of love or sex) Venus
Greek – Nebrod or Nebros (spotted one) he tamed leopards to hunt.
Adonis – “the huntsman” see Genesis 10:9
Zoroaster (the fire god) also Molech & Vulcan (Rev 12:3) Ishtar, Easter
Oannes – (Pagan Messiah) Mylitia (Meaditrix)
Dionysus (“the sin bearer”) also Bacchus (famed for orgies) or Iacchus
Sagittarius – He first tamed horses, invented bow and arrows, made war.
Capricorn “the goat horned”, a satyr also “a fugitive” a “hidden one”.
Sun god symbolized in the round wafer stamped with “I H S” symbolizing Isis (Mother), Horus (Child), Seb (Father) the Babylonian trinity, also used by Roman Catholic mass (does not represent Jesus Christ).
The Role of Shem
According to ancient legends and piecing together the symbolic meaning of ancient hieroglyphics, Hislop and others believe that Shem (who was still alive at the time) brought an end to Nimrod and his evil kingdom-religion by bringing about his execution. For this he was named Typhos or “the evil one”, which he was not, but was a righteous one. It is believed that by the power of Shem’s persuasive speech (symbolized as Nimrod being slain by the boar’s tusks) [Note that Nimrod’s symbols of power were the bull’s horns (Kronos, brute force authority) whereas the tooth or tusk is a different symbol of a spiritual authority, i.e. by the word from the mouth]. The Spirit of God was with him.
It is believed that Shem became so grieved at the actions of Nimrod that he called together the 72 righteous elders (perhaps the sons of God) who were considered judges in the world, after the flood and before the world was divided into conflicting nations. 30 of these judges had the power of deciding life or death; the other 42 made up a tribunal to decide the disposition of the body after death. His body was cut in pieces and distributed to the other realms of Nimrod’s empire as a warning of what would happen to this wicked system if continued. [See the example of what happened to the Levite’s concubine and what Saul did to the oxen to send a warning]. This drove the religion “underground” to where it became a “mystery” Babylon and remains somewhat so even today, as most people do not realize what their religion and its rituals really mean. The taking of it underground was the work of Nimrod’s wife/mother (she was apparently both), who elevated her dead son to a “god”/ divinity (see many names) status and also for herself (as queen of heaven and many other names or titles). Today she is worshipped in the Roman religion as the immaculately conceived Virgin Saint Mary, meaditiix, Mother of God, etc, but in her real life Semaramis was anything but saintly.