“At the core of this whole Messianic culture is ancient Arabian/tribal tradition intimately interwoven with pagan myths”
Have you ever wondered why the so called “Middle East” is the world’s most volatile spot? Moreover, why is it that the Arab World is the world’s hotbed for extremism and violence?
Why the Middle East, with its Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities, has always been engulfed in a state of “perpetual conflict” that is stubbornly unresolvable. And I’m not just referring to the last 50-70 years or so (ever since the [Jewish] state of Israel was cunningly established) but to an era that goes further back in time.
My examination of this perpetual unrest goes back to the crusades time, the rise of Islam with the subsequent conflict between the Shia and Sunni followed by decades of ruthless raids east and west of Arabia, the emergence (and politicization) of Jesus Christ story with the ensuing martyrdom and split between the Eastern and western church and even back to the so called Babylonian Captivity and the notorious ancient tale of the Exodus.
Why the area is (and has always been) in such a mess?
Actually the Arab world identified on the modern world map as the Middle East and in history books as the ancient Near East, has always been in such a mess because of the “Mess-iah” syndrome.
And make no mistake about its origin; for it is purely a Jewish/Arabian product. What first started as an Arabian tribal tradition has over the centuries evolved into a Talmudic religion the ideology of which (based on the Messiah concept) has managed to infiltrate and smear most of the world’s belief systems and cultures with its tribal extremism.
Some might argue that the turmoil and unrest in the Arab world are just like any other part of the world where violence and repeated conflicts and wars are just part and parcel of life itself. But I would argue differently because anywhere else different conflicts usually erupt due to different reasons, but in our Middle East (Arab World) the repeated unrest and conflict are always due to the same reason; the ‘Messiah syndrome’. Maybe that’s why the end of the world scenario is expected to unfold on this wretched piece of land, as foretold by the black (apocalyptic) Messianic literature.
Even when some periods of relative peace and prosperity intercept the cycle of Middle-Eastern unrest, the tribal ideology responsible for the turmoil and violence keeps thriving/boiling over (under the surface) until things heat up and reach another eruption of that unseen volcano of Messiah.
Even when things seem like an entirely imperialist conquest and international (political) exploitation of the area, it is often carried out explicitly (like in the medieval crusades) or implicitly (as in the case of the latest American invasion of Iraq) due to the morbid ideology of Messiah.
While George W. Bush’s military machine was literally demolishing the Iraqi nation and its historical heritage the US former President was utterly euphoric (you can tell by the constant idiotic smirk on the man’s face) and his conscience seemed at ease for he simply believed the destruction that ensued and engulfed the whole Middle East (till this current moment) was the necessary (inevitable) prelude to the second coming of his Messiah. Well this is how dangerous, chaotic and annihilating this culture of Messiah is coming to be.
Messiah: The true Nativity
Contrary to what western orientalists and scholars have for so long believed, Messiah has absolutely nothing to do with Jesus Christ or Western spirituality for that matter. It has nothing to do with neither the beginning nor the end of our times.
At the core of this whole Messianic culture is ancient Arabian/tribal tradition intimately interwoven with pagan myths. During the centuries leading up to the birth of Christianity various cults known as `Mystery Religions‘ had spread throughout the Pagan world.
At the center of these Mystery cults was a story about a dying and resurrecting godman who was known by many different names in many different cultures.
In Egypt, where the Mysteries originated, he was known as Osiris, in Greece as Dionysus, in Syria as Adonis, in Italy as Bacchus, in Persia as Mithras. These Pagan myths had been rewritten and interwoven with the theme of the Arabian Messiah as the gospel of Jesus Christ. Without that subtle blend the Arabian Messianic culture couldn’t have managed to seep into and take root in western Psyche and spirituality. But still the main theme was Arabian.
Why do you think Paul the apostle headed to Arabia and sojourned there for long three years before he dared embark on his missionary journeys (in the Roman/Western world).
“But when the God who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me through his grace was pleased to reveal his son in me, so that I might be his herald among the nations, at once I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus” (Gal.1:15-17)
Paul did not travel to Arabia on a Safari tour nor for meditation. The educated and multilingual man knew that Arabia was the cultural and geographical (native) land of not only Judaism but (believe it or not) the whole doctrine of “Nazarenes” or “Yeshua Natzri” or “Eissa Al Nasrani” in Arabic (later Romanized as Jesus Christ).
According to his own investigation, Paul knew damn well that the man who crossed the Jordan river (from the east side) and then claimed himself the king of the Jews in Jerusalem (before he was killed) had come from Arabia (and not Palestine)
Paul knew that the truth about the real Jesus/Eissa (in Arabic) was to be pursued in Arabia and not by conferring with (illiterate fishermen) who called themselves apostles.
Indeed It was in ancient Arabia where Paul collected the bits and pieces of his gospel (Classical Arabian historians mentioned an ancient and one Gospel of the Nazarenes long before the emergence of the Christ story in the Roman province of Palestine, a theme that is also reiterated in the Quran)
The word ‘Messiah’ is in fact a transliteration of the Jewish/Arabic word “Mashiach/Mashaiakh/sheik /مشيخ that goes back to the remote times of ancient Arabia.
Actually, the word ‘Messiah/Mashiach’ (whether anointed or not and with or without a temple built) has more to do with Judaism and Islam (as two religions of ancient and medieval Arabia and Yemen) than with Christianity (as a composite/hybrid religion that was tailored after the Jewish old theme of Mashiach but with a Greco-Roman pagan twist)
Biblical history: flawed premise
By tracing back the common (Arabian) roots of Judaism and Islam, we have come to the safe conclusion (supported by evidence-based findings) that Hebrew and Arabic languages are two dialects of the same ancient Arabian tongue, and that Judaism and Islam are the product of one and the same Arabian culture and geography (but at different times)
This is a very crucial premise (almost revolutionary for any western scholar of the Biblical history) that will help us unravel the complexity of this Mess-iah syndrome. This is a key point because it is shedding the light on a long neglected question; where did Judaism first originate?
In other words what is the culture that produced this celebrated faith of Moses and his stone tablets? Where would we end up if we traced back the roots of the Judeo-Christian faith? Most if not all the followers as well as the scholars and priesthood of the so called Judeo-Christian faith would instantly respond and say without a blink of doubt; Palestine.
But guess what, they all are deadly wrong if not downright deceived. They are not only wrong about Palestine as the homeland of Judaism, but they are also about linking Judaism with Christianity in one religious package.
Judaism is not and should not be related to (western) Christianity thematically and philosophically speaking. The long bond between the two religions is only political in nature (thanks to the Romans and their clever attempt to alleviate the militarization/violence of the Arabic/tribal Jews many of whom had already migrated from Yemen to Palestine a couple of centuries before the Christ tale).
The only way that seemed possible to control that ancient tide of militant Judaism (something like the current Islamic militancy – they both share the same Arabian tribal culture) was to dissolve it in a whole new (peaceful and tolerant) faith by making use of and actualizing the Arabian/Jewish ‘Messiah syndrome’. why do think the Gospels were written in Greek and not in Aramaic, the language used by Jesus and his disciples ?? And bear in mind that Aramaic is but another dialect of the Arabian tongue (don’t fall for the Zionist classification of those languages as Semitic)
In that way, the Jews got their prophecy fulfilled, but this time around their new Machiach/Messiah was Romanized (that’s why the Jews have trouble believing in Jesus Christ) The new Messiah, contrary to a long and ancient legacy of Jewish (tribal) militancy and intolerance, was unexpectedly peaceful and accepting all of his children (not only the chosen ones) into his kingdom. But there was a catch here; this paradigm shift did not happen by itself.
The Arabian Bible
If you reflected on the phonetic similarities between the two languages you’d be amazed (may be for the first time) how that the Hebrew is the closest language to Arabic. In the Arabic pronunciation Hebrew is called ‘Abri’ while Arabic is pronounced ‘Arabi’, likewise ‘Eloh’ and ‘Allah’ is the Hebrew and Arabic for ‘God’.
So within this tiny scale and almost negligible (phonetic) difference between ‘Abri’ and ‘Arabi’ and ‘Eloh’ and ‘Allah’, the common and shared ARABIAN cultural background of both Judaism and Islam could and actually should be our guide in examining the historicity of the Biblical/Israelite stories (including that of Jesus Christ). For in essence this is where the western school of Biblical history has gone wrong.
This is primarily why the western orientalists and historians have so far failed to archeologically corroborate the Biblical stories happened where their distorted Bible said they did; in Palestine. Their utter failure is due to their flawed premise and hence their misguided quest ensued.
The Christian ideology is based on the distorted narrative that Pharaoh was the king of ancient Egypt and that Moses was raised in an Egyptian royal household and that the Epic Exodus took off from the (heathen) kingdom of Egypt to the new and Promised Land (kingdom) of God’s chosen & righteous people in Palestine/Canaan. It is based on the false belief that Moses received his tablets on The Egyptian Mount Sinai. But at the time the story of Christ was evolving it seemed that Paul the Apostle was the only one who really knew the truth (after he had dived into ancient Arabia)
“Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman, one by the free. But the slave woman’s son was born according to the flesh; the free woman’s, through promise. Which is an allegory: for these two women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, born for slavery, which is Hagar. For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia; and [Sinai] corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is the mother of us all.” (Gal 4:25 )
The truth (as revealed in our book) is that Moses was an Arabian sheep herder and he (and a couple of hundreds of his tribe, and not the thousands you would watch on a Hollywood/Zionist movie) labored as slaves in a small village in south ancient Arabia called “Mizraim”. The man who ruled over this small village of ‘Mizraim was called/designated ‘Faraon/فرعون ’
When Moses killed one of Faraon’s guards he and his people fled Mizraim and headed back to their tribal land at north Yemen, a stretch of barren land known as Asir. That’s why this tribe of Arabian slaves were called Asir-alites or better known as the Israelites. Once again we should stop here to pinpoint a couple of new (paradigm shifting) findings.
Firstly, the fact that Judaism is a genuinely Arabian tribal cult that first originated (as detailed and verified in my book) in North Yemen, and hence Christianity’s core belief is built upon an ancient Arabian tribal culture; the same one that produced Islam and also on the same literature/tradition that helped shape radical groups like Al-Qaeda, and believe it or not ‘the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Secondly, the Biblical history and archeology is literally in limbo because the whole Biblical stories are set in a fake geography. Tampering with the place names of the original Biblical stories was part of a grand scale deception carried out by seventy Jewish scribes in the third century BC and at the legendary Library of Alexandria in what came to be known as the “Septuagint Bible”. And if we bear in mind that the Greek Septuagint Bible is the ‘only source’ for all the translations of the Holy Bible all over the whole world (even the one tucked under your own pillow) we could come to realize the sheer scale of the (Jewish) deception those seventy Scribe pulled on the world.
If we were to revisit the ancient Near East and re-examine its stories thru a non-Jewish lens we would surprisingly discover (as we did in our research) that Egypt was never the land of the Israelites’ Exodus nor Palestine their Promised one.
Palestine was occupied by blatant Western political debauchery that wouldn’t have been made possible without the Jewish distortion of the ancient Near Eastern history.
What makes this whole conflict unresolvable (as we mentioned earlier) is that generation after generation (not only of Jews but also Muslims and Christians) have been buying into the fake story of Palestine as the Jewish Promised Land over the last two thousand years. We could have a third Intifada (like the one currently in the making), and we could even have thirty more. We will have another Oslo agreement, or even a hundred peace talks but make no mistake, the Palestinian plight will not be resolved unless we expose the deception and correct the region’s ancient history.
The true ancient history is that Egypt knew neither Pharaoh nor Moses. And to set the ancient historical narrative right, we have to shock you with another revelation that ancient Palestine never witnessed any of the Biblical stories. All the Israelite stories (whether fictional or not) have taken place in ancient Arabia and North Yemen, all of them, from the flood of Noah and the selling of Joseph as a slave down to the Exodus of Moses and the so called David-Solomon kingdom.
Those tales the west has long known as ‘the stories of the Patriarchs’ are but the folktales of ancient Arabia.
One more astonishing find is that the area all the Biblical scholars and historians refer to as Canaan never really existed. Palestine was never called Canaan at any point in ancient history; the designation is a mere Biblical travesty/distortion of the actual geography of the Levant and specifically of ancient Palestine. Canaan that is endlessly reiterated in the Hebrew Bible is actually the land of the Arabian tribe of Banu Canaan and Banu Kinanah (as shown in my book with maps)
Messiah: the cultural root
Moses according to the ancient Arabian tribal tradition was a Machiach. But the Arabian definition of the Mashiach is so different from the Roman one that has come to determine how we (mainly westerners) view and define the word ‘Messiah’ today.
The Arabian/Jewish title شيخ/Mashiach means nothing more than a tribal (war) leader, period.
No spiritual connotation attached to the term, no anointing, no divinity, no temple and no salvation. Adding those requirements only took place after the Hellenization of the ancient Arabian Jewish cult.
Since the ancient Arabian community was predominantly tribal (and still is till this very moment), therefore the tribal culture of conquest/raids (as performed today by ISIL) was the main strategy to achieve political dominance. That explains why the Hebrew Bible is laden with tales of tribal wars/raids, and that also in way explains the historical and cultural legacy that drives a militant group like ‘ISIL’.
So whenever any Arabian tribe (not just the Asir-alites) was subjugated by another (more powerful tribe) the people of the tribe dreamed of a new tribal leader, a Mashiach who would deliver them of their misery and subjugation.
In that sense David was a Mashiach, a tribal leader, a man who would lead his tribal warriors in one of ancient Arabia’s ruthless raids (during which no moral conduct ruled except the survival and dominance of the tribe at any expense, even if it meant the extermination of the other tribe and enslaving its women and children (what the civilized world now refer to as genocide)
While the sensibility of the whole western (advanced) world is now offended by the savage raids waged by ISIL and their new Caliph/Mashiach/sheikh, on the other hand the west’s Christian sensibility is totally fine with many of the (Jewish) genocidal tribal raids their Bible is packed with. All those bloody raids were led by the Jewish Mashiachs/Messiahs.
Could you see the contradiction here? But even more importantly could you tell how and when this paradox that alienated the western world from its own inherent cultural values began?
This whole thing happened when we (West and East) renounced our own ancient wisdom and knowledge and instead subscribed to the Mashiach/Messiah culture, a product of ancient Arabia. And since ancient Arabian culture had always been tribal, intolerant and extremely violent Paul the apostle ended his long sojourn there after he had apparently reached two decisive conclusions. And this is the catch we mentioned earlier.
First, Paul turned his back (eternally) on ancient Arabia, for he knew if he didn’t he would again become the (violent and intolerant) Zealot Jew he had once been before he was captivated/hypnotized by the story of the son of God. Second, Paul couldn’t see his Mashiach/Messiah through the tribal and hermetic lens of Arabia; instead he kept the original Arabian story and theme of Mashiach/Messiah but nurtured/molded it with the Roman culture of diversity and tolerance (that didn’t last long afterwards)
By doing so, Paul has managed to turn what seemed as hopelessly violent and unmitigated Arabian/Jewish cult into a universal faith/message that could appeal to all of god’s children and not just his circumcised ones.
But still Paul’s message relied principally on the Arabian concept of Mashiach/Messiah.
The dangerous side of this Meshiach/Messiah doctrine is that it is based on the Arabian/tribal sense of insecurity and vulnerability (due to a culture of militancy and constant raids). This insecurity has always led the Arabian Jews whenever they were subjugated (by internal Arab tribal raids or even external powers like the Egyptian or the Babylonian) to rationalize their subjugation as a divine punishment for their imperfect faith and practices (as in the case of Babylonian Captivity)
Thus the followers (of the Messianic faith) always find themselves in a perpetual state of uncertainty of their faith. For simply every bad turn of their worldly affairs is translated into/rationalized as imperfect (corrupt) faith that had led them astray from god’s true path (a sense of [deeply entrenched sin] frequently manifested in the fundamentalist and dogmatic method of Zionist Christians, Evangelical Christians, Salafi Muslims, Muslim Brotherhood sect, Islamist Takfiri sect, Haredi Jews and of course the Islamic Shia sect and Wahhabi sect)
That’s when the concept of Mashiach/Messiah/Sheikh always comes into play. At times of challenge and controversy, the (Messianic) believers (especially the orthodox), soaked with uncertainty of the righteousness of their current faith and conduct, start dreaming of another Mashiach, Messiah, Sheikh who could lead them back to the righteous path (most often his own path) .
And in the process of returning to the so called God’s righteous path, more Mashiachs/Sheikhs (be that Joseph Smith of the Mormons or Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of ISIL) emerge and the cycle of dogmatism, violence and extremism lingers on indefinitely.
Free yourself of a two-thousand-year deception. Renounce the falsehood you have long embraced as the ultimate and holy truth. Read Dr. Ashraf Ezzat’s book (Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites)
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Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian born in Cairo and based in Alexandria. He graduated from the faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University.
Keen not to be entirely consumed by the medical profession, Dr. Ezzat invests a lot of his time in research and writing. History of the ancient Near East and of Ancient Egypt has long been an area of special interest to him.
In his writings, he approaches ancient history not as some tales from the remote times but as a causative factor in our existing life; and to him, it’s as relevant and vibrant as the current moment.
In his research and writings, Dr. Ezzat is always on a quest trying to find out why the ancient wisdom had been obstructed and ancient spirituality diminished whereas the Judeo-Christian teachings and faith took hold and prospered.
Dr. Ezzat has written extensively in Arabic tackling many issues and topics in the field of Egyptology and comparative religion. He is the author of Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites.
In 2013 his short The Pyramids: story of creation was screened at many international film festivals in Europe. And he is working now on his first documentary “Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites”.