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Genealogy Of Shem – Abram

Genealogy of Shem

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The light of Elohim begins to shine in the midst of a very dark world. The 70 nations are now gathered with Nimrod (and his princes) at the helm. They are leading all of ha-a-dam’s seed into ways they should not go. It is in this context that the light of Yehovah is raised for all to see in the life of Abram who, we will see in future lessons, warns Nimrod to turn from his wicked ways.

And they [Nimrod and his princes] said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” (Gen 11:4)

Yasher 8:21 And all the princes of Nimrod and his great men took counsel together; Phut, Mitzraim, Cush and Canaan with their families, and they said to each other, Come let us build ourselves a city and in it a strong tower, and its top reaching heaven, and we will make ourselves famed, so that we may reign upon the whole world, in order that the evil of our enemies may cease from us, that we may reign mightily over them, and that we may not become scattered over the earth on account of their wars.

These wicked men, Ham’s seed, are rebelling against every thing that Yehovah has commanded them.

So Elohim blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. (Gen 9:1)

We are still building Nimrodian kingdoms for ourselves, and establishing our own statutes, and ordinances and judgments; nothing has changed! Yehovah saw what was happening in Babylon and divided the people, the men (with their families), all over the face of the earth. We can read this story in the first part of Genesis 11.

The remainder of this chapter is all about the genealogy of Shem through Abram. It is in this context, of the rebellion of ha-a-dam’s seed, in which Yehovah brings great light in into our very dark world through his current Melchizedek, Shem.

The Melchizedek, the highest ranking member in Yehovah’s kingdom on the earth, who came from the line of Seth, and then the line of Shem after the flood. Each Melchizedek had the rod of Elohim passed down to him by the previous Melchizedek. It went from Adam, to Enoch, to Methuselah, to Noah, to Shem, to Abraham, to Jacob, to Joseph, and finally it came to Moses just before he brought Yehovah’s people out of the land of Egypt. Continue reading Genealogy Of Shem – Abram

Noah Cursed Canaan?

Part of the portion that we went through in our class this week was an “incident” between Noah and His youngest son, Ham.

And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness. So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants he shall be to his brethren.” (Gen 9:20-25)

What?! Ham did something to his father and Noah cursed Canaan?

What do we know about Ham from Torah? Practically nothing. He does not seem any different from either of his two older brothers, Japheth and Shem.

But Yasher gives us some very interesting clues as to the temperament of Ham. I like that word Temperament. “The manner of thinking, behaving, or reacting characteristic of a specific person.”

Get this! Yasher does not even record the birth of Ham. His name is not even mentioned until after everyone comes out of the ark.  And here is the only thing Yasher tells us about the birth of Japheth and Shem, and their early years.

Yasher 5:16 And Noah was four hundred and ninety-eight years old, when he took Naamah for his woman.
17 And Naamah conceived and bare a son, and he called his name Japheth, and Noah said, Elohim (the law-maker and judge) has enlarged me in the earth; and she conceived again and bare a son, and he called his name Shem, and Noah said, Elohim has made me a remnant, to raise up seed in the midst of the earth.
18 And Noah was five hundred and two years old when Naamah bare Shem, and the boys grew up and went in the ways of Yehovah, in all that Methuselah and Noah their father taught them.

It appears to me that Ham did not sit at the feet of Methuselah and Noah, learning Yehovah’s ways. Was he a man of the flesh and not interested in spiritual things?

Noah did what he could to provide women of worth for his 3 sons.

Yasher 5:32 And thou shalt choose for thy sons three maidens, from ha-a-dam’s seed, and they shall be thy sons women.
35 Then Noah took the three daughters of Eliakim, son of Methuselah, as women for his sons, as Yehovah had commanded Noah.

The next time we learn something about Ham it is not sequential but it discusses something that happened just as Noah and his sons were leaving the ark. Ham is stealing something of great value, both historically and tangibly.

Jasher 7:23 And Cush the son of Ham, the son of Noah, took a woman in those days in his old age, and she bare a son, and they called his name Nimrod, saying, At that time ha-a-dam seed again began to rebel and transgress against Elohim. And the boy grew up, and his father loved him exceedingly, for he was the son of his old age.
24 And the garments of skin which Elohim made for Adam and his woman, when they went out of the garden, were given to Cush. [This was the big picture, now let’s find out how that happened.]
25 For after the death of Adam and his women, the garments were given to Enoch, the son of Jared, and when Enoch was taken up to Elohim, he gave them to Methuselah, his son.
26 And at the death of Methuselah, Noah took them and brought them to the ark, and they were with him until he went out of the ark.
27 And in their going out, Ham stole those garments from Noah his father, and he took them and hid them from his brothers.
28 And when Ham begat his first-born Cush, he gave him the garments in secret, and they were with Cush many days.
29 And Cush also concealed them from his sons and brothers, and when Cush had begotten Nimrod, he gave him those garments through his love for him, and Nimrod grew up, and when he was twenty years old he put on those garments.

Nimrod became “the profaned mighty one” on the earth when he put on those garments.

So even as Ham stole those garments from His Father, garments which were to be possessed by righteous men, Ham appears to be thinking ahead in anticipation of his seed becoming elohim in the earth. I wonder if Noah knew it was Ham who stole the garments from him? I think he did.

Now we come to the topic of this article. What did Ham do to his father? In the beginning of this section it says that Ham “saw the nakedness of his father.” So are we to believe that he saw his dad in the buff? Yeah, right! They were all together on the same boat for more than a year. Where in Torah does it say “you shall not see your father nude”? How about your mother, or any man or any woman? It is not there.

No, there is more to this story which only those with discerning eyes can see. The answer is found line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little. Seeing “the nakedness of one’s father or mother” usually means that a man has taken his mother or his father’s woman. It is a euphemism, a nice way of saying “don’t have sexual relations with a near of kin.”

The nakedness of your father or the nakedness of your mother you shall not uncover. She is your mother; you shall not uncover her nakedness. The nakedness of your father’s woman you shall not uncover; it is your father’s nakedness. (Lev 18:7-8)

But Ham did not take his own mother or his father’s woman; which in this case is the same person, Naamah. No, it appears to me that Ham took his own father and humbled him while he was in a weakened state. Remember what Noah had understood after he awoke.

So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. (Gen 9:24)

Was this egregious sin the result of Ham being in an unofficial subservient position in his family due to his lack of interest in spiritual matters? Is it possible that his love of the world and his frustrations in his life finally manifested in the humbling of his father Noah, a wholly righteous man?

So now the question you should be asking is why does Torah say that “Noah cursed Canaan”? Canaan is the youngest of 4 brothers, why not curse Cush?

Ham’s seed were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. (Gen 10:6)

Noah said,

Then he said: “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants He shall be to his brethren.” (Gen 9:25)

So is Canaan to serve Cush, Mizraim and Put, his brethren? Who did those men serve?

No, there is more to understand in this as well; and you will have to watch the video to get “the rest of the story.”

And for the rest of you pitiful individuals who want to use this story to support your racist beliefs, Yehovah is telling Ham and His seed, men of the flesh, to serve Yehovah’s spiritual men. And that is how it will end at the end of this world also; flesh men will serve spiritual men or perish from the earth once again.

Noah Cursed Canaan?

2G11 Genesis 9:18 – 10:19
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Noah Built An Altar

Noah built an altarNoah, a man who walked with Yehovah, and his family were the only 8 people brought from the antediluvian world to the world we find ourselves in today. Frankly, I do not think that there is much change between those wicked men and us.

The instructions which Yehovah gave Noah, and his sons, were to “be fruitful and multiply.” He did say “multiple and multiply” which is what most people think. Being fruitful and multiplying is all about doing what we were created to do, and then make more like us. The command was given to Noah and his sons, not the ladies. “The man” was created in Yehovah’s image and is His servant. The woman, who was created from the man as “bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh,” is to be his servant.

Nothing has changed, nothing can change; we either learn to do what we were created to do, or we will die! It is that simple.

So Noah went out, and his sons and his woman and his sons’ women with him. Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird, and whatever creeps on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark. Then Noah built an altar to Yehovah, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and raised olah [burnt offerings] on the altar and Yehovah smelled a soothing aroma. (Gen 8:18-21)

Noah built an altar to Yehovah.” It is interesting to me that this is the first thing Noah did after he was delivered from the fate of the disobedient antediluvians.  I think the sweet aroma that Yehovah smelled was more than the smoke which Noah raised from the altar; it was also the obedience that came from the heart of  Noah.

Check is out! After Yehovah brought out Israel’s seed (with their families, their servants, and the ger who dwells with them) and gave them His the 10 commandments, the very next thing he told him to do was “build and altar of stone or dirt” and Yehovah would meet with him. Noah was doing what he was created to do and so was Israel after they left Egypt.

An altar of earth thou [imperfect, masculine, singular, 2nd person] shall make to Me, and thou shall slaughter on thy o-lah and thy she-la-mim from thy flocks and the cattle. In all the places My name shall be remembered [זכיר, zaw·kar’] I will come to thee and bless thee. (Exo 20:24)

Please give me a listen; you will enjoy what I have to say if you love Yehovah’s word as much as I do.

Noah Built an Altar to Yehovah

2G10 Genesis 8-9:19.mp3
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Noah’s ark – Pop quiz

Noah's ark
Sometimes the details in Torah are easily overlooked; but many of them are most revealing for the man who searches the scriptures as he searches for silver and fine gold. The story of Noah’s ark is one of them. Here is a pop quiz.

The movie “Noah’s Ark” is just like the story! (Ha – I make me laugh!)

  1. True
  2. False

Noah’s woman (Naamah) was the daughter of Lemech, a descendent of Cain, the son of Adam; and the man who killed Cain and his own son, Tubal-Cain.

  1. True
  2. False

Yasher says that Naamah was 82 years older than Noah.

  1. True
  2. False

How many years did it take to build the ark?

  1. 12
  2. 120
  3. 60

How many animals went with Noah?

  1. One male and one female (one pair)
  2. Two males and two females (two pairs)
  3. Two pairs of the unclean birds and animals (behemah)
    and five pairs of the clean birds and animals

How did Noah find all the animals?

  1. The women found them while the guys built the ark
  2. Noah and his sons searched high and low
  3. They all came to Noah and bowed down to him

Noah and his household were allowed into the ark because:

  1. Noah walked with God (Yehovah was his only Elohim (lawmaker and judge).
  2. They were all righteous in the sight of Yehovah.
  3. Noah’s woman was righteous in the sight of Yehovah.

How old was Noah when he entered the ark?

  1. 60
  2. 300
  3. 600

Who shut the door of the ark?

  1. Noah
  2. Noah and his sons
  3. Elohim
  4. Noah’s woman

When did the flood begin?

  1. Just after Passover (a.k.a.the time of life)
  2. Just after 2nd Passover
  3. Just after Shavuot

Well, the answers to these questions and many more are all talked about in this segment of my “join us for Sabbath” video teachings.

Noah’s ark

2G09 Genesis 7 & Yasher 6
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Meat sacrificed to idols – 8 (an altar to Yehovah)

We saw last time that meat slaughtered to “se-i-rim” or “idols” is the opposite of meat slaughtered to Yehovah.

When I learn new instructions from my Father’s word, I always do my best to conform my life to my new understandings. And when I finally understood what Leviticus chapters 3, 7, 17 were saying about Yehovah’s clean meats, and especially the meat that comes from the herd (cattle) and the flock (sheep and goats), I had to make some major changes to my diet. I saw that there are many ways that a man can get kicked out of Israel for treating this meat improperly. And, the only meat we eat (from the herd or from the flock) is meat that we kill properly.

But currently we have no tabernacle, no temple and no priesthood, so what does a man do if he wants to eat beef, lamb or goat?

When we came out of Egypt the first time, we did not have a tabernacle for almost a year. So, I had to ask myself, what did we do then? What did Enoch, Methuselah and all the righteous men in the antediluvian world do? What did Noah, Shem, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob do?

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Shem, Noah And Abraham All Lived Together For 39 Years

noah and abraham, ancient fathers, Noah, Shem, Abram, Nimrod, abrahan, enoch, MethuselahFew people have ever stopped to consider that Noah and Abraham (and even Shem and Nimrod) were contemporaries. I certainly hadn’t! But as I have taken the time to dig deeper into the scriptures many things are beginning to come to light. The book of Jasher has forced me to explore some very interesting trails and answered many of my questions.

Too often, because of my laziness, I have skipped “the begets”; and because of that I have stayed trapped in my ignorance. I say trapped because those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it and learning about the confrontations between Abram and Nimrod can help to preserve our lives in the future, both near and eternal.

That which has been is what will be, that which is done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecc 1:9)

Did Noah and Abraham know one another? Continue reading Shem, Noah And Abraham All Lived Together For 39 Years