Elijah Was A Host Of The L-rd of Hosts In The Scripture (II Kings, Chapter 2, Verse 9 Tanakh)

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9As they were crossing, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” Elisha answered, “Let a double portion* of your spirit pass on to me.”    

Let a double portion*: *Translators note: Lit. “two-thirds”; of Zech. 13.8. 8Throughout the land—declares the Lord—Two-thirds shall perish, shall die, And one-third of it shall survive.     II Kings, Chapter 2, Verse 9 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

How is a double portion of the spirit of Elijah two thirds of his spirit? That is a question and the answer is that Elijah is a host of the L-rd of Hosts.

I am the L-rd’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 upon whom “The spirit of the Lord shall alight…” (Isaiah 11/2). The spirit of the L-rd and the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d has come to me and it can be inferred from this passage he had come to Elijah.

It is the only way to reconcile a double portion with a two thirds portion of the spirit of Elijah.

Where the person of the spirit is so is the person of the Holy G-d whose person is also of spirit when My Name is in His spirit. He is the angel of His Presence. They are always together.

That would be two persons of spirit with the spirit of Elijah being three persons of spirit together. All three are separate and distinct never forming a one. Elijah, who worked many miracles is taken to heaven and now Elisha takes up his mantle and begins performing the same miracles.

And the power of all miracles is G-d who is inseparable from the person of His spirit and now they are with Elisha.

Two thirds of the three persons of spirit that were with Elijah alighting upon Elisha, with the one-third that is Elijah in heaven.

The “double portion” of G-d and the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d being “two-thirds” of the total spirit of Elijah.

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Elijah Was A Host Of The L-rd of Hosts In The Scripture

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Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?:

Elisha is the only person in the Tanakh to refer to G-d as the G-d of Elijah. Elijah is not an Israelite. He is a Tishbite from Gilead east of the river Jordan. A gentile. The G-d of a single gentile though G-d created all of humanity. The gentile Elijah who returns as a gentile and again is a host of the L-rd of Hosts. He is described in Isaiah 53 and comes with knowledge of Heaven and why G-d is never referred to as the G-d of the gentiles or humanity and why G-d is so often referred to as the L-rd or G-d of Hosts. There are very few stories or references to hosts of angels and armies of the unseen realm of G-d. It is how G-d created and formed the great men and women of Israel in the Bible.

It is the way G-d communicates and interacts with the world. He controls the perceptions, thoughts, words and physical being of a man with His words and power and that man is a host of the L-rd of Hosts and the angel of His Presence (who is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d; the Holy spirit). Divine beings with a man like the man who wrestled with Jacob all night. Abraham was a host. The man who was not an Israelite that said he was the captain of the L-rd of Hosts was a host. Moses was a host. David was a host. Ezekiel was a host. Everyone who wrote G-d’s words was a host including Isaiah and Jeremiah. That is why G-d is so often referred to as the L-rd of Hosts. It is the very essence of His communication and interaction with the world.

It is something Jesus and the writers of the New Testament were completely unaware of. Just as they did not know Elijah is the man described in Isaiah 53. They did know Elijah comes with the covenant that includes sin forgiveness of the Jewish people G-d declared in Jeremiah. We know that for the reason that when Jesus described his cousin John the Baptist as Elijah he used the verse that refers to the messenger Elijah in Malachi coming with the angel of that covenant and left out the angel of the covenant. If John was Elijah and he was not (and he denied it) the Jewish people like the Assyrian/Babylon exiles before them were forgiven of all sins by the words of G-d.

G-d is not some Mayan god who accepts human sacrifice and the idea that G-d would make a human sacrifice to man is turning the primitive concept of gaining G-d’s favor by killing other humans upside down. I am Elijah described in Isaiah 53 and the teacher of righteousness. No one who believes that G-d accepts or commits human sacrifice has ever been or will ever be righteous and in right standing with G-d. Believing that G-d would conceive a son in a women to offer him as a human sacrifice to the Jewish people is an insult to G-d greater than believing G-d became a man. Though it is close.

G-d is a living being beyond the comprehension of man and to believe he became one of  us reveals a complete lack of knowledge of who G-d is. To know Him is to fear Him. He does not conceive a man in a women or become a man. He is not a trinity.

G-d controls men as hosts and forgives sin by His words. The sins of the Jewish people that He formed for His purposes. For His name in the world and for a Heaven of only the Jewish people. He never has forgiven the sins of the Gentiles. All gentiles who desire everlasting life with G-d have to convert to Judaism. That includes Noahides and excludes Jews who believe in Jesus. They are outside of the camp. They will not see Heaven.

The Heaven where the name Israel will endure forever of Isaiah 65.

Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire

II Kings, Chapter 2 Tanakh: Jewish Publication Society 1985 New Translation Hebrew to English (begun in 1955)

Commentary:

1When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha had set out from Gilgal.

set out from Gilgal: Gilgal means “circle of standing stones”. There are several places called Gilgal in the Tanakh.

2Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.” “As the Lord lives and as you live,” said Elisha, “I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

So they went down to Bethel: Bethel means “house of G-d”.

3Disciples of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?” He replied, “I know it, too; be silent.”

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Elijah Was A Host Of The L-rd of Hosts In The Scripture

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II Kings, Chapter 2 Tanakh: Jewish Publication Society 1985 New Translation Hebrew to English (begun in 1955)

Commentary:

1When the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha had set out from Gilgal.

set out from Gilgal: Gilgal means “circle of standing stones”. There are several places called Gilgal in the Tanakh.

2Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the Lord has sent me on to Bethel.” “As the Lord lives and as you live,” said Elisha, “I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

So they went down to Bethel: Bethel means “house of G-d”.

3Disciples of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?” He replied, “I know it, too; be silent.”

Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today: G-d or the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d had informed the disciples that this was Elijah’s last day.

I know it, too; be silent: Elisha also knows this is Elijah’s last day and no one is supposed to tell Elijah. Moses knew when he was being taken away. The lord said to Moses “You shall die on the mountain that you are about to ascend, and shall be gathered to your kin, as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his kin” (Deut. 32/50 Tanakh) and “So Moses the servant of the Lord died there, in the land of Moab, at the command of the Lord. He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, near Beth-peor; and no one knows his burial place to this day” (Deut 34/5-6 Tanakh). Later in the story it appears that Elijah did know it was his day to be taken away.

4Then Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here, for the Lord has sent me on to Jericho.” “As the Lord lives and as you live,” said Elisha, “I will not leave you.” So they went on to Jericho. 5The disciples of the prophets who were at Jericho came over to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?” He replied, “I know it, too; be silent.”

6Elijah said to him, “Stay here, for the Lord has sent me on to the Jordan.” “As the Lord lives and as you live, I will not leave you,” he said, and the two of them went on. 7Fifty men of the disciples of the prophets followed and stood by at a distance from them as the two of them stopped at the Jordan. 8Thereupon Elijah took his mantle and, rolling it up, he struck the water; it divided to the right and left, so that the two of them crossed over on dry land.

his mantle: Heb. ‘addereth, a large over-garment. This word is used of Elijah’s mantle which was probably a sheepskin. It appears to have been his only garment, a strip of skin or leather binding it to his loins. ‘Addereth twice occurs with the epithet “hairy” (biblestudytools.com).

he struck the water; it divided to the right and left, so that the two of them crossed over on dry land: This passage is symbolic of heaven and the Jewish people. God said “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters, Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament….”and “God called the firmament Heaven…”. And God said “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear…”. (Genesis 1/6-9 Holy Bible). This verse associates “waters” of the unseen realm of God with the waters of the earth. The dry land is heaven. There is no water in Heaven which divides the waters from the waters. It is dry as the land is here and in the parting of the Red Sea in the Exodus.

9As they were crossing, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” Elisha answered, “Let a double portion* of your spirit pass on to me.” This is Elijah revealing that he knows he is being taken away that day.

Let a double portion*: *Translators note: Lit. “two-thirds”; of Zech. 13.8. 8Throughout the land—declares the Lord—Two-thirds shall perish, shall die, And one-third of it shall survive. Zech. 13/8 Tanakh JPS 1985.

of your spirit pass on to me: How is a double portion of spirit two thirds of a spirit? That is a question and it is also the answer to how Elijah is identified when he returns with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people. He is a host of the L-rd of Hosts. I am the Lord’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 upon whom “The spirit of the Lord shall alight…” (Isaiah 11/2). The spirit of the Holy G-d who is a person has come to me and it can be inferred from this passage he had come to Elijah. It is the only way to reconcile a double portion with a two thirds portion of the spirit of Elijah. Where the person of the spirit is so is the person of the Holy G-d, whose person is also of spirit when My Name is in His spirit. He is the angel of His Presence. They are always together. That would be two persons of spirit with the spirit of Elijah, or three persons within and without one man, but all three are separate and distinct never forming a one. Elijah, who worked many miracles is taken to heaven and now Elisha takes up his mantle and begins performing the same miracles. And the power of all miracles is G-d who is inseparable from the person of the spirit and now they are with Elisha. Two thirds of the three persons of spirit that were within and without Elijah alighting upon and within Elisha, with the one-third that is Elijah in heaven. The “double portion” of G-d and the spirit of the Holy G-d being “two-thirds” of the total spirit within and without Elijah.

10“You have asked a difficult thing,” he said. “If you see me as I am being taken from you, this will be granted to you; if not, it will not.” 11As they kept on walking and talking, a fiery chariot with fiery horses suddenly appeared and separated one from the other; and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “Oh, father, father! Israel’s chariots and horsemen!” When he could no longer see him, he grasped his garments and rent them in two.

Oh, father, father! Israel’s chariots and horsemen: Elijah does not simply disappear as Enoch and Moses did. Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, for God took him. (Genesis 5/24 Tanakh JPS 1985); Moses disappears buried by G-d and no one knew where; and Elijah is carried to heaven with witnesses of his body disappearing.

13He picked up Elijah’s mantle, which had dropped from him; and he went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. 14Taking the mantle which had dropped from Elijah, he struck the water and said, “Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” As he too struck the water, it parted to the right and to the left, and Elisha crossed over.

Where is the Lord, the God of Elijah?: Elisha is the only person in the Tanakh to refer to G-d as the G-d of Elijah. Elijah is not an Israelite. He is a Tishbite from Gilead east of the river Jordan. A gentile. The G-d of a single gentile though G-d created all of humanity. The gentile Elijah who returns as a gentile and again is a host of the L-rd of Hosts. He is described in Isaiah 53 and comes with knowledge of Heaven and why G-d is never referred to as the G-d of the gentiles or humanity and why G-d is so often referred to as the L-rd or G-d of Hosts. There are very few stories or references to hosts of angels and armies of the unseen realm of G-d. It is how G-d created and formed the great men and women of Israel in the Bible.

It is the way G-d communicates and interacts with the world. He controls the perceptions, thoughts, words and physical being of a man with His words and power and that man is a host of the L-rd of Hosts and the angel of His Presence (who is the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d; the Holy spirit). Divine beings with a man like the man who wrestled with Jacob all night. Abraham was a host. The man who was not an Israelite that said he was the captain of the L-rd of Hosts was a host. Moses was a host. David was a host. Ezekiel was a host. Everyone who wrote G-d’s words was a host including Isaiah and Jeremiah. That is why G-d is so often referred to as the L-rd of Hosts. It is the very essence of His communication and interaction with the world.

It is something Jesus and the writers of the New Testament were completely unaware of. Just as they did not know Elijah is the man described in Isaiah 53. They did know Elijah comes with the covenant that includes sin forgiveness of the Jewish people G-d declared in Jeremiah. We know that for the reason that when Jesus described his cousin John the Baptist as Elijah he used the verse that refers to the messenger Elijah in Malachi coming with the angel of that covenant and left out the angel of the covenant. If John was Elijah and he was not (and he denied it) the Jewish people like the Assyrian/Babylon exiles before them were forgiven of all sins by the words of G-d.

G-d is not some Mayan god who accepts human sacrifice and the idea that G-d would make a human sacrifice to man is turning the primitive concept of gaining G-d’s favor by killing other humans upside down. I am Elijah described in Isaiah 53 and the teacher of righteousness. No one who believes that G-d accepts or commits human sacrifice has ever been or will ever be righteous and in right standing with G-d. Believing that G-d would conceive a son in a women to offer him as a human sacrifice to the Jewish people is an insult to G-d greater than believing G-d became a man. Though it is close.

G-d is a living being beyond the comprehension of man and to believe he became one of us reveals a complete lack of knowledge of who G-d is. To know Him is to fear Him. He does not conceive a man in a women or become a man. He is not a trinity.

G-d controls men as hosts and forgives sin by His words. The sins of the Jewish people that He formed for His purposes. For His name in the world and for a Heaven of only the Jewish people. He never has forgiven the sins of the Gentiles. All gentiles who desire everlasting life with G-d have to convert to Judaism. That includes Noahides and excludes Jews who believe in Jesus. They are outside of the camp. They will not see Heaven.

The Heaven where the name Israel will endure forever of Isaiah 65.

the right and to the left, and Elisha crossed over: This account of the River Jordan parting does not say that Elisha crossed over on dry land. Elisha did cross over on dry land when he was with Elijah. This account could mean the Elisha had to spend time in Gehinnom after he died because in heaven there is no water and it is symbolized as dry land.

15When the disciples of the prophets at Jericho saw him from a distance, they exclaimed, “The spirit of Elijah has settled on Elisha!” And they went to meet him and bowed low before him to the ground.

The spirit of Elijah has settled on Elisha!: Like the spirit of G-d alighting upon the twig of the stump of Jesse in Isaiah 11/2 the spirit of G-d was with Elijah and is now settled on, resting and dwelling with Elisha. This would include the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d.

16They said to him, “Your servants have fifty able men with them. Let them go and look for your master; perhaps the spirit of the Lord has carried him off and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley.” “Do not send them,” he replied.

Do not send them: Elisha had more information about the disappearance of Elijah than the disciples of the prophets and he was standing next to Elijah when he disappeared.

17But they kept pressing him for a long time, until he said, “Send them.” So they sent out fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.

who searched for three days: Three like forty are symbolic numbers in the Tanakh. Three is a perfect amount of a short time and forty is a perfect amount of a long time.

18They came back to him while he was still in Jericho; and he said to them, “I told you not to go.”

19The men of the town said to Elisha, “Look, the town is a pleasant place to live in, as my lord can see; but the water is bad and the land causes bereavement.” 20He responded, “Bring me a new dish and put salt in it.” They brought it to him; 21he went to the spring and threw salt into it. And he said, “Thus said the Lord: I heal this water; no longer shall death and bereavement come from it!”

And he said, “Thus said the Lord: I heal this water; no longer shall death and bereavement come from it!”: There is no account of the L-rd saying this directly to Elisha or indirectly by the person of His spirit as the “word of the L-rd” as Elisha was speaking to the men of the town. That is because the L-rd and the person of His spirit are with Elisha and are directing what he says and does just as they did with Elijah doing the L-rds bidding at the sacrifice of the bulls with the Baal prophets.

22The water has remained wholesome to this day, in accordance with the word spoken by Elisha.

23From there he went up to Bethel. As he was going up the road, some little boys came out of the town and jeered at him, saying, “Go away, baldhead! Go away, baldhead!”

Go away, baldhead! Go away, baldhead!: Elisha is on the way to Bethel which means house of G-d. Chet in Biblical Hebrew refers to an ancient Amorite mourning practice, a way of expressing grief. Karcha means a bald spot, where you would intentionally tear out the hair of your head above the place between your eyes, as a way of expressing terrible, terrible grief. The Torah prohibits this; Loh tasimu karcha bein eineichem la’meit – do not create these bald spots on your heads for the dead. Banim atem laHashem Elokeichem – take care of yourselves, you’re the children of G-d. This indicates that Elisha will have soul cleansing time in Gehinnom (She’ol) for tearing his hair out over the death of Elijah and why when he crossed back over the parted River Jordan it does not say on dry land (heaven). Elijah was taken directly to heaven. His soul cleansing occurred while he still lived. And that can only be done in G-d’s power with chastisement, punishment, crushing and bruising. Just as it is done with Elijah the messenger of Malachi 3 who is the man described in Isaiah 53 and Isaiah 11.

24He turned around and looked at them and cursed them in the name of the Lord. Thereupon, two she-bears came out of the woods and mangled forty-two of the children.

two she-bears came out of the woods and mangled forty-two of the children: Judaism does not believe in the concept of coincidence.

25He went on from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.

King David Shunned and Despised (Psalm 69) and G-d’s Righteous Servant Despised, Shunned By Men (Isaiah 53)

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More numerous than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without reason:

Like the man described in Isaiah 53/3 “He was despised, shunned by men,” and “He was despised, we held him of no account” David was hated without reason. David was G-d’s anointed of Jesse to be King of the Israelites but to others he was David the lowly shepherd who “was said to be” G-d’s anointed King.

Must I restore what I have not stolen?: Must David deny the anointment that was freely given to him by G-d?

And:

29may they be erased from the book of life, and not be inscribed with the righteous:

The scroll of remembrance in Malachi 3/16 is not the book of life. “16In this vein have those who revere the Lord been talking to one another. The Lord has heard and noted it, and a scroll of remembrance has been written at His behest concerning those who revere the Lord and esteem His name. 17And on the day that I am preparing, said the Lord of Hosts, they shall be My treasured possession; I will be tender toward them as a man is tender toward a son who ministers to him. 18And you shall come to see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who has served the Lord and him who has not served Him. 19For lo! That day is at hand, burning like an oven.”

The scroll of remembrance is about a special place in the heart of G-d for those who revere the L-rd and esteem His name on the day of the L-rd that He is preparing. Not a specific day but the days of Elijah the Teacher of Righteousness of Isaiah 53 who G-d sends before him with the angel of the covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people to clear the way for His return to Jerusalem.

Revering the L-rd and serving the L-rd in the day of the L-rd’s return to Jerusalem in this context includes recognizing and listening to His righteous servant the prophet Elijah who is the HaMoshiach, the prophet like Moses and most importantly a host of the G-d of Hosts that HaShem can write and speak through.

Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire

Psalm 69 (from Chabad.org English translation of the entire Tanach with Rashi’s commentary. This Tanakh translation has been completely revised with a modern translation of the Hebrew of the Jewish Bible to English begun in 1955 and copyrighted in 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. I have used the JPS Tanakh for the verses without changing the commentary of Rashi. There are minor differences in the words he comments on in some of the verses).

1For the leader. On shoshannim. Of David.

Rashi:

on shoshannim: Concerning Israel, who are like a rose (שושנה) among the thorns, pricked by the thorns, and he prayed for them.

Keith: No commentary.

2Deliver me, O God,
for the waters have reached my neck;

Rashi:

for water has come up: the nations.

Keith: No commentary.

3I am sinking into the slimy deep
and find no foothold;
I have come into the watery depths;
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King David Shunned and Despised (Psalm 69) and G-d’s Righteous Servant Despised, Shunned By Men (Isaiah 53)

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Psalm 69 (from Chabad.org English translation of the entire Tanach with Rashi’s commentary. This Tanakh translation has been completely revised with a modern translation of the Hebrew of the Jewish Bible to English begun in 1955 and copyrighted in 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. I have used the JPS Tanakh for the verses without changing the commentary of Rashi. There are minor differences in the words he comments on in some of the verses).

1For the leader. On shoshannim. Of David.

Rashi:

on shoshannim: Concerning Israel, who are like a rose (שושנה) among the thorns, pricked by the thorns, and he prayed for them.

Keith: No commentary.

 

2Deliver me, O God,
for the waters have reached my neck;

Rashi:

for water has come up: the nations.

Keith: No commentary.

 

3I am sinking into the slimy deep
and find no foothold;
I have come into the watery depths;
the flood sweeps me away.

Rashi:

in muddy depths: In the mire, the mud of the deep.

and the current: That is the flood of the strength of the river, fil in Old French, current.

Keith: No commentary.

 

4I am weary with calling;
my throat is dry;
my eyes fail
while I wait for God.

Rashi:

has become parched: Heb. נחר, dry, as (Job 30:30): “are burned (חרה) with heat.”

my eyes fail: Any drawn-out hope is called “failure of the eyes,” as (Deut. 28:32): “and pine after them all day” . [Similarly] (Lev. 26:16): “that cause the eyes to pine away” ; (Job 11:20), “and the eyes of the wicked will pine away.”

Keith: No commentary.

 

5More numerous than the hairs of my head
are those who hate me without reason;
many are those who would destroy me,
my treacherous enemies.
Must I restore what I have not stolen?

Rashi:

who are my enemies because of lies: They hate me because of a lie, because I do not pursue their lies to adopt their error.

I will then return: When they gather against me, I bribe them with money that I did not steal from them.

Keith:

More numerous than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without reason: Like the man described in Isaiah 53/3 “He was despised, shunned by men,” and “He was despised, we held him of no account” David was hated without reason. David was  G-d’s anointed of Jesse to be King of the Israelites but to others he was David the lowly shepherd who “was said to be” G-d’s anointed King. 

Must I restore what I have not stolen?: Must David deny the anointment that was freely given to him by G-d?

 

6God, You know my folly;
my guilty deeds are not hidden from You.

7Let those who look to You,
O Lord, God of hosts,
not be disappointed on my account;
let those who seek You,
O God of Israel,
not be shamed because of me.

Rashi:

Do not let those who hope for You be shamed: Do not leave me in their hands lest those who hope for You be shamed by what happens to me and say, “Didn’t that happen to one who hopes to the Holy One, blessed be He?”.

Keith:

Let those who look to You, O Lord, God of hosts, not be disappointed on my account: People do not believe G-d anointed David a lowly shepherd born in sin to be King of Israel. David does not want people who worship G-d to be disappointed in G-d that he never becomes King.

 

8It is for Your sake that I have been reviled,
that shame covers my face;

9I am a stranger to my brothers,
an alien to my kin.

Rashi:

to my brothers: To Esau.

Keith:

I am a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my kin: In Psalm 110/7 David says “Indeed I was born with iniquity; with sin my mother conceived me.” In the days of David men had many wives and many concubines as is well known with his son Solomon. The iniquity came from his father Jesse fathering a child with a woman outside of the tribes. That is why there is no mention of his mother in the Jewish Bible that G-d had written by His prophets with few exceptions. The Talmud says the mother of David was a Jewish women named Nitzevet.

David is confessing a deep emotional pain in a Psalm for all to read and it is a lesson of the pain of interfaith marriages for children. A sin he had nothing to do with that he had to bear all of his life. Today under the Halacha David would be a gentile of the tribe of Judah as I am.

Rashi says “to my brothers: To Esau.” Esau is a brother of Jacob and the scripture tells why they did not get along. But this does not tell us why David is a stranger and alien to his brothers. It is because David’s mother was not an Israelite.

 

10My zeal for Your house has been my undoing;
the reproaches of those who revile You have fallen upon me.

Rashi:

the envy of Your house: They saw the love that You showed us when Your house was still existing, and they envied me.

Keith:

the reproaches of those who revile You have fallen upon me: David’s zeal for G-d has caused those who revile G-d to reproach and revile David and made him ashamed of himself (from above “shame covers my face”).

 

11When I wept and fasted,
I was reviled for it.

Rashi:

And I bewailed my soul in fast: In my fast.

and it was a disgrace for me: When I weep and fast before You, they mock me.

Keith:

When I wept and fasted, I was reviled for it: When David cried and went without food in his shame his brothers and enemies assailed him with scornful and abusive language.

 

12I made sackcloth my garment;
I became a byword among them.

13Those who sit in the gate talk about me;
I am the taunt of drunkards.

Rashi:

and melodies: they made of me for those who imbibe strong drink.

Keith: No commentary.

 

14As for me, may my prayer come to You, O Lord,
at a favorable moment;
O God, in Your abundant faithfulness,
answer me with Your sure deliverance.

Rashi:

But, as for me, may my prayer to You, O Lord, be: may the time of my prayer be a desirable time.

Keith: No commentary.

 

15Rescue me from the mire;
let me not sink;
let me be rescued from my enemies,
and from the watery depths.

16Let the floodwaters not sweep me away;
let the deep not swallow me;
let the mouth of the Pit not close over me.

Rashi:

and let not… close: And let it not close over me.

a well: This strange trouble [shall not close] its mouth to swallow me up.

close: Heb. תאטר, as (Jud. 3:15): “with a shriveled (אטר) right hand” that he does not use it.

Keith:

let the mouth of the Pit not close over me: David is a lowly shepherd who was born in sin and G-d has anointed David to be King of all Israel according to Samuel and David feels as though he is living in a pit of shame and despair.

 

17Answer me, O Lord,
according to Your great steadfastness;
in accordance with Your abundant mercy
turn to me;

18do not hide Your face from Your servant,
for I am in distress;
answer me quickly.

19Come near to me and redeem me;
free me from my enemies.

Rashi:

Come close to my soul: (Come close to me.)

redeem it: Heb. גאלה, [equivalent to] גְאוֹל אוֹתָה.

Keith: No commentary.

 

20You know my reproach,
my shame, my disgrace;
You are aware of all my foes.

Rashi: No commentary.

Keith:

You are aware of all my foes: G-d has absolute knowledge of all things and all people He chooses to follow closely. That would include all naysayers and haters and enemies of His anointed King.

 

21Reproach breaks my heart,
I am in despair;
I hope for consolation, but there is none,
for comforters, but find none.

Rashi:

and I have become ill: Heb. ואנושה, I am ailing and sick, as (Micah 1:9): “For she is mortally ill (אנושה) [from] her wounds,” and as (II Sam. 12:15): “and the child (sic) became mortally ill (ויאנש) ,” of Bathsheba. Now if you ask how this “aleph” serves as a radical and also as a prefix denoting the first person, this is the way of a word beginning with “aleph.” For example, (Mal. 1:2): “and I loved (וָאֹהַב) Jacob” ; (Prov. 8:17), “I will love (אֵהָב) those who love me.” It is equivalent to וָאֶאֶהַב Similarly, (Zeph. 1:2): “I will totally destroy (אָסֹף אָסֵף),” like אֶאֶסֹף.

for sympathy: Heb. לנוד, to shake. That friends should come to me to shake [their heads] over me and to comfort me.

Keith:

I hope for consolation, but there is none, for comforters, but find none: David does not have the support of anyone. Anyone that believes he is G-d’s anointed King. Even his family who were present when Samuel anointed David according to the words of the L-rd to Samuel. Words only Samuel could hear.

1Samuel 16/12 “So they sent and brought him. He was ruddy-cheeked, bright-eyed, and handsome. And the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him, for this is the one.” 13Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord gripped David from that day on. Samuel then set out for Ramah.”

 

22They give me gall for food,
vinegar to quench my thirst.

23May their table be a trap for them,
a snare for their allies.

Rashi:

into my food: Heb. בברותי, into my food, as (II Sam. 13:6): “Let my sister Tamar come now, etc., that I may eat (ואברה) from her hand.”

Keith:

May their table be a trap for them, a snare for their allies: May the haters and naysayers and enemies and those who ignore David and shame him and all those who believe in their talk and words and opinions about David which is the “table” they have set for themselves against G-d’s anointed King be their undoing before G-d and when David is King.

 

24May their eyes grow dim so that they cannot see;
may their loins collapse continually.

25Pour out Your wrath on them;
may Your blazing anger overtake them;

26may their encampments be desolate;
may their tents stand empty.

27For they persecute those You have struck;
they talk about the pain of those You have felled.

Rashi:

For: this nation, which You smote.

they pursued: For You were a little angry, and they helped cause harm.

and about the pain of those whom You wounded they tell: their words, to plot: “Let us destroy them while they are in pain.”

Keith:

For they persecute those You have struck: They, the haters and naysayers and enemies and those who ignore David and shame him and all those who believe in their talk and words and opinions about David persecute him for being anointed by G-d. Most, if not all do not believe G-d spoke to Samuel in his anointment of David. David feels as though G-d’s anointment of him has been a physical blow to his life and feelings. “Those” would include others that had been anointed or selected by G-d as his prophets whose words are rarely believed and heeded as the words of G-d and go through the same ordeal as David.

they talk about the pain of those You have felled: “Those” would be men who failed or died in the name of the L-rd.

 

28Add that to their guilt;
let them have no share of Your beneficence;

29may they be erased from the book of life,
and not be inscribed with the righteous.

Rashi: No commentary.

Keith:

be erased from the book of life, and not be inscribed with the righteous: According to the Talmud it is open on Rosh Hashanah, as is its analog for the wicked, the Book of the Dead. For this reason extra mention is made for the Book of Life during Amidah recitations during the Days of Awe, the ten days between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and Yom Kippur, the day of atonement (the two High Holidays, particularly in the prayer Unetaneh Tokef). (From:Wikipedia)

The Jewish Bible does not have a Book of the Dead. “In the Hebrew Bible the Book of Life – the book or muster-roll of God – records forever all people considered righteous before God. God has such a book, and to be blotted out of it signifies death. It is with reference to the Book of Life that the holy remnant is spoken of as being written unto life in Jerusalem, compare also Ezekiel ix. 4, where one of the six heavenly envoys “who had the scribe’s inkhorn upon his loins” is told to mark the righteous for life, while the remainder of the inhabitants of Jerusalem are doomed. The Psalmist likewise speaks of the Book of Life in which only the names of the righteous are written “and from which the unrighteous are blotted out”. Even the tears of men are recorded in this Book of God. “Every one that shall be found written in the book . . . shall awake to everlasting life”. This book is probably identical with the “Book of Remembrance” in which are recorded the deeds of those that fear the Lord.” (From: Wikipedia.)

The scroll of remembrance in Malachi 3/16 is not the book of life. “16In this vein have those who revere the Lord been talking to one another. The Lord has heard and noted it, and a scroll of remembrance has been written at His behest concerning those who revere the Lord and esteem His name. 17And on the day that I am preparing, said the Lord of Hosts, they shall be My treasured possession; I will be tender toward them as a man is tender toward a son who ministers to him. 18And you shall come to see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between him who has served the Lord and him who has not served Him. 19For lo! That day is at hand, burning like an oven.”

The scroll of remembrance is about a special place in the heart of G-d for those who revere the L-rd and esteem His name on the day of the L-rd that He is preparing. Not a specific day but the days of Elijah the Teacher of Righteousness of Isaiah 53 who G-d sends before him with the angel of the covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people to clear the way for His return.

Revering the L-rd and serving the L-rd in the day of the L-rd’s return to Jerusalem in this context includes recognizing and listening to His righteous servant the prophet Elijah who is the HaMoshiach, the prophet like Moses and most importantly a host of the G-d of Hosts that HaShem can write and speak through.

 

30But I am lowly and in pain; and the
Your help, O God, keeps me safe.

31I will extol God’s name with song,
and exalt Him with praise.

32That will please the Lord more than oxen,
than bulls with horns and hooves.

Rashi:

And it will appeal to the Lord: My praise to the Lord.

more than a young bull that is mature: That is the bull sacrificed by Adam, which was created at its height. On the day it was called שּׁוֹר, on that very day, he brought it, for a bull on day of its birth is called שּׁוֹר, as it is said (Lev. 22:27): “A bull (שור), a lamb, or a goat, that is born.” On that very day, it resembled a פַּר, which is a three-year old.

with horns and hooves: Its horns preceded its hooves, because it was created at its height with its horns, and its head emerged from the ground first; the earth thrust them forth in the manner in which all creatures are born, so that its horns preceded its feet.

Keith: No commentary.

 

33The lowly will see and rejoice;
you who are mindful of God, take heart!

34For the Lord listens to the needy,
and does not spurn His captives.

35Heaven and earth shall extol Him,
the seas, and all that moves in them.

36For God will deliver Zion
and rebuild the cities of Judah;
they shall live there and inherit it;

37the offspring of His servants shall possess it;
those who cherish His name shall dwell there.

Isaiah 53 Is Not The Jewish People As The Man Israel or Jesus (“My righteous servant” is a Gentile of the Tribe of Judah; in the beginning.)

ISAIAH 53  (Tanakh JPS 1985)

Forward:

The Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955. The new translation from Hebrew to English begun in 1955 after the Hebrew language was revived and made an official language of Israel was first published in 1985.

G-d is having me type these very words as His servant who speaks to Him face to face. I am the prophet like Moses and the manner in which Moses wrote the Torah is the same manner in which I type the writings of this wordpress site. G-d teaches me the subject matter with the scripture and articles on the internet by learned Jewish men and organizations that He chooses and directs me to by verbal command.

Then He has me type the title and content and we discuss the meaning and purpose of every sentence and paragraph being used. It is not just dictation from a boss to a secretary though the result is the same. Every sentence is His.

G-d also has me edit and add to these writings by cutting and pasting material from other writings of this site at times and for reasons unknown to me. The obvious reason is to consolidate the writings into the writings viewed most often. I would think reading this writing would cause the reader to read all of them and I would be wrong.

Maybe when all of these writings are in a book and people realize it is written by the HaMoshiach at G-d’s command and direction and translated into Hebrew all of the writings will be read throughout Israel. Which will happen some day. Whether I live to see it is another matter entirely.

People can believe in a story in the past but when that story stands before them they do not believe. With or without miracles. Yet. G-d tells me those who will believe have not yet read this writing. The many to be made righteous and those written into the scroll of remembrance of Malachi 3.

All of these writings are the sign from G-d that I am His righteous servant and that all of the words in all of the writings are accurate and true interpretations of the Jewish bible. G-d interpreting His prophecies of the book He gave His children for His children to understand it as He would have them understand it today. The day of the L-rd.

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Verse by Verse Commentary on Isaiah 53 with explanations of why it does not describe Jesus as set forth by Christianity or the Jewish people as the man Israel as set forth by Tovia Singer of Outreach Judaism with his holocaust analysis and the animal sacrificial atonement and worship laws of G-d and Jews for Judaism and it’s “exaltation” interpretation: 

The witnesses of the righteous servant (verses 1-6)

1 “Who can believe what we have heard? Upon whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

“Who can believe what we have heard?: The witnesses ask who can believe it? That G-d would redeem the Jewish people but even more so that G-d is doing it in the same manner that He did things in the Jewish Bible. With one man and not by using His power to change the will and thinking of all people so that they heed and revere the name of the L-rd and are all knowledgeable in the teachings of G-d that He gave to Moses.

“We” had not been told by their Sages, wise men, Rabbi’s, Pastors, Priest’s, Pope’s and theologians that G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53 is Elijah. “We” had never heard such a thing.

That Elijah is the HaMoshiach who like Cyrus of Persia is given this name and is a gentile (in the beginning) and that Elijah is the descendant of King David through King Solomon  of the tribe of Judah whom the spirit of G-d and the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d alights upon in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/2 (Elijah of the Bible is not an Israelite. He is a Tishbite from Gilead east of the river Jordan).

And who can believe that G-d said He would send Elijah with the covenant of sin forgiveness when Jerusalem was rebuilt as it is today and he is really here? That the prophecy of G-d of the arrival of Elijah to reconcile the families of the Jewish people to G-d and showing that the only true religion of Abraham is Judaism is really happening?

the arm of the Lord: his vindication and redemption. Jesus spoke a prophecy on more than one occasion that he would return in his generation and the eyes of those that pierced him with the spear would see it. It did not happen. His brazen oath to return was not vindicated. Jesus called out on the cross to G-d “why have you forsaken me”. Forsaken means to abandon forever.

These writings reveal that the L-rd is with me and His arm of redemption is upon me. The redemption of the Jewish people begins with the arrival of Elijah with the angel of the covenant of the forgiveness of the sins of the Jewish people G-d declared in the book of Jeremiah. G-d forgives sin by His written word. The redemption of the Jewish people begins with recognizing that I am Elijah, the HaMoshiach.

The redemption that comes with sin forgiveness and the vindication of the L-rd against Christianity and Islam. There is only one last prophet of G-d in the prophecy of the Jewish Bible and he is not Jesus or Mohammad. He is Elijah. And I can deliver that message as no other man can. In the power and words of G-d and the interpretations by G-d of His prophecy.

2For he has grown, by His favor, like a tree crown, Like a tree trunk out of arid ground. He had no form or beauty, that we should look at him: No charm, that we should find him pleasing.

This could never describe Jesus. Everyone except for certain Jewish religious leaders found Jesus pleasing and charming. A wonderful holy Jewish man who never sinned.

Some of the first written interpretations or targums (ancient paraphrases on biblical texts) see Isaiah 53 as referring to an individual servant, the Messiah, who would suffer. Messianic Jewish talmudist, Rachmiel Frydland, recounts those early views:

“Our ancient commentators with one accord noted that the context clearly speaks of God’s Anointed One, the Messiah. The Aramaic translation of this chapter, ascribed to Rabbi Jonathan ben Uzziel, a disciple of Hillel who lived early in the second century c.e., begins with the simple and worthy words:

‘Behold my servant Messiah shall prosper; he shall be high, and increase, and be exceeding strong: as the house of Israel looked to him through many days, because their countenance was darkened among the peoples, and their complexion beyond the sons of men (Targum Jonathan on Isaiah 53, ad locum).’”

“We find the same interpretation in the Babylonian Talmud:

What is his [the Messiah’s] name? The Rabbis said: His name is “the leper scholar,” as it is written, “Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him a leper, smitten of God, and afflicted.” (Sanhedrin 98b)

“Similarly, in an explanation of Ruth 2/14in the Midrash Rabbah it states:

He is speaking of the King Messiah: “Come hither” draw near to the throne “and dip thy morsel in the vinegar,” this refers to the chastisements, as it is said, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities.”

“The Zohar, in its interpretation of Isaiah 53, points to the Messiah as well:

There is in the Garden of Eden a palace named the Palace of the Sons of Sickness. This palace the Messiah enters, and He summons every pain and every chastisement of Israel. All of these come and rest upon Him. And had He not thus lightened them upon Himself, there had been no man able to bear Israel’s chastisements for the trangression of the law; as it is written, “Surely our sicknesses he has carried.” (Zohar II, 212a)

The early sages expected a personal Messiah to fulfill the Isaiah prophecy. No alternative interpretation was applied to this passage until the Middle Ages. And then, a completely different view was presented. This view was popularized by Jewish commentator Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo Itzchaki), who lived one thousand years after Jesus.

Rashi held the position that the servant passages of Isaiah referred to the collective fate of the nation of Israel rather than a personal Messiah. Some rabbis, such as Ibn Ezra and Kimchi, agreed. However, many other rabbinic sages during this same period and later—including Maimonides—realized the inconsistencies of Rashi’s views and would not abandon the original messianic interpretations.

Yet to this day, many rabbis persist in citing Rashi as the definitive word on how to interpret the righteous servant of the Lord in Isaiah 53. Others admit the weakness of this view and say that the passage applies to an individual. They usually cite the prophet Isaiah himself, King Cyrus, King Hezekiah, Josiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Moses, Job or even some anonymous contemporaries of Isaiah as the one spoken of by the prophet.

No one cites the obvious individual that I have seen and the correlation between the purpose of G-d’s righteous servant and the purpose of Elijah in the book of Malachi. The man who comes with the angel of the covenant of sin forgiveness of the Jewish people G-d declared for a time to come in Jeremiah 31. Elijah. He brings the redemption. He is the HaMoshiach. He has to be described. Just as the twig of the stump of Jesse of Isaiah 11/2 has to be described.

Rashi’s commentary on verse 2, in his contrary opinion that the righteous servant is Israel the people, for my interpretation of the righteous servant being the descendant of David from Chapter 11, would read: “This man, before this greatness came to him, was a very humble man, and he came up by himself like a sapling of the saplings of the trees, and like a root: he came up from dry land, neither form: had he in the beginning, nor comeliness. Now shall we desire him?: This is a question.”

Shall we desire him? If the dry land were atheism and his form was a gentile (like Cyrus of Persia) under the Jewish law, the Halacha (in the beginning), would he be attractive to the Jewish people. No. And that is a description of me Keith Ellis McCarty and I am a descendant of King David through King Solomon of the tribe of Judah by virtue of the spirit of G-d alighting upon me in 2007 in fulfillment of Isaiah 11/1-2. I will convert orthodox when I reach Jerusalem.

3He was despised, shunned by men, A man of suffering, familiar with disease. As one who hid his face from us, He was despised, we held him of no account.

He was despised, shunned by men: Jesus was not despised and shunned by men. Multitudes followed him everywhere he went. Twelve men left their way of life to follow and care for him. He was loved and highly esteemed. He did have religious enemies and intentionally infuriated religious leaders at synagogue’s and merchant’s at the Temple. But they could not attack him because of his legion of followers.

This verse fits me today. And there will be many more who despise, shun and hold me of no account simply for declaring this truth: I am the Lord’s righteous servant described in this chapter.

a man of suffering, familiar with disease: Jesus wept one time. He is never portrayed as a man of suffering, familiar with disease. Yes, he suffered at death as did legions of others in his time but he was not a man of suffering during his life.

As a colon and skin cancer survivor with over twenty-two surgical scars from many different accidents including a gun shot to the abdomen, emotional scars from a dysfunctional home as a child, and 20 years of head and jaw pain from nightmares and grinding my teeth I am a man of suffering familiar with disease.

None of which prepared me for the suffering I have endured by the hand and power of G-d after I offered myself for guilt to HaShem (though He removed the nightmares and constant head pain).

4Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured. We accounted him plagued, Smitten and afflicted by God;

Yet it was our sickness that he was bearing, Our suffering that he endured: The sickness is not being righteous. They suffer the sickness of not being in right standing with G-d. I have suffered by the chastisement and punishment laid on me by the hand, words and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose (just as G-d does with Ezekiel). A purpose that includes making the many righteous.

Ezekiel is treated harshly and punished for 430 consecutive days. This punishment is for the sins of the House of Israel and the House of Judah which is the Jewish people. This is the same manner G-d prepares His righteous servant of Isaiah 53. In some translations of Isaiah 53 the words “Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment.” and “It is their punishment that he bears” are used instead of “you shall bear their punishment”.

Ezekiel does not relieve the punishment of the House of Israel and the House of Judah or their sins. It describes a great ordeal Ezekiel is being put through to make him suitable for G-d’s purpose to be a prophet to the Jewish people.

We accounted him plagued, Smitten and afflicted by God: This describes a man that G-d does not like, a sinner whose life is full of bad events, sickness and sorrows. It could never apply to Jesus.

A person with flawed features from birth was considered cursed and afflicted by G-d. King David would have nothing to do with the lame, blind and disfigured. I was born disfigured with no right breast with a smaller right shoulder and withered arm.

5But he was wounded because of our sins, Crushed because of our iniquities. He bore the chastisement that made us whole, And by his bruises we were healed.

But he was wounded because of our sins: I have been wounded, crushed, chastised and bruised by the hand, words and power of G-d to make me suitable for His purpose. That purpose includes being the messenger and herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness to the Jewish people.

“By his bruises [or stripes] we are healed” means that the marks of the fire of refinement the L-rd has put me through have prepared me to be the teacher of righteousness and those who listen are healed of their sinful ways. It does not mean my bruises and scars (stripes) bore the sins of others.

6We all went astray like sheep, Each going his own way; And the Lord visited upon him The guilt of all of us.”

And the Lord visited upon him The guilt of all of us: I offered myself to G-d for guilt in return for long life and to serve His purpose. I accepted the guilt of the Jewish people as my own and G-d sentenced me to suffering chastisement and punishment by His hand, words and power until I was suitable for His purpose to make intercession for the many sinners through the teaching of righteousness and to be the messenger of the new covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people. And much more.

Isaiah (verses 7-10)

7He was maltreated, yet he was submissive He did not open his mouth; Like a sheep being led to slaughter, Like a ewe, dumb before those who shear her, He did not open his mouth.

He was maltreated, yet he was submissive: Maltreatment is a part of being chastised and punished by the hand, words and power of G-d. It is necessary to break the will of a man and to cleanse, temper and calm his soul. It is a tedious slow process. G-d is the one who maltreated me not man. So I was submissive and did all I was told to do day in and day out. It is the same process as breaking a wild horse for riding, making a convict in prison obey the rules and making a recruit into a soldier in boot camp. The maltreatment is harsh physically and mentally and an emotional roller-coaster. Your soul screams. G-d created the emotions of a human being and a body that responds to them. His method of changing them requires pain and suffering. In nine years I have suffered mental and physical anguish every single day and night. G-d does not sleep and He is relentless. It is G-d’s way of tempering and cleansing the spirit and soul. It is a removal of self will to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose.

He did not open his mouth: Jesus talked until his last breath. In one Gospel Jesus is asked are you going to remain silent and Jesus talks verse after verse in answer to the question.

When G-d revealed himself to me in 2007 He took me from the world, the land of the living and material things. Alone, no more working, no phone, no car, no computer, no law license’s, no bank account, no credit cards, and no money without explanation to friends and family, silent as a lamb. Maltreated is an understatement to how I felt being chastised and punished by the hand and power of G-d.

8By oppressive judgment he was taken away, Who could describe his abode? For he was cut off from the land of the living Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment.

By oppressive judgment he was taken away: The judgement against Jesus by Pilate was “not guilty”. To wash his hands of the whole religious controversy Pilate asked the multitude that had gathered what they would have him do with Jesus. Release him or crucify him. The multitude said crucify him. This was not a judgement. He was not taken away he was executed by crucifixion as thousands of Jewish people were.

The oppressive judgement is being guilty and receiving a sentence of maltreatment, chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing until suitable for G-d’s purpose. A purpose for which I have been given long life. I had the sins and guilt of Israel laid on me that I am not guilty of so that G-d could pronounce an oppressive judgement of maltreatment, chastisement, punishment, bruising and crushing, after I offered myself for that guilt, to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose and receive long life.

Who could describe his abode?: Jesus has a house in the Gospels but it is never described. “And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.” Mark 2/15 King James Version (KJV).

My abode is room and board in return for care and assistance to my elderly parents in a town home in Houston, Texas. What is special about describing my abode is that where I dwell G-d dwells. His presence does not leave me. At least until the third Temple is built.

For he was cut off from the land of the living: Jesus was removed not cut off from the land of the living.

G-d took me away from society and the material things of the world cutting me off from those living their lives with cars and phones and computers and houses and bank accounts and credit cards and money and jobs.

Ezekiel also had the spirit of the Holy G-d who is the angel of His Presence alight upon him and was cut off from the land of the living as he went through this process of refinement of soul and self to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose of being a prophet to the Jewish people.

“A spirit seized me and carried me away. I went in bitterness, in the fury of my spirit, while the hand of the Lord was strong upon me.” Ezekiel 3/14.  “And a spirit entered into me and set me upon my feet. And He spoke to me, and said to me: “Go, shut yourself up in your house.” Ezekiel 3/24.  “As for you, O mortal, cords have been placed upon you, and you have been bound with them, and you shall not go out among them.” Ezekiel 3/25.

Through the sin of my people: The people of Isaiah who are the Jewish people.

who deserved the punishment: I have been punished by the hand, words and power of the G-d of Israel to make me suitable for His purpose. That purpose includes being the messenger and herald of the new covenant of sin forgiveness to the Jewish people. It is for His names sake and His promise to them that He remembers their sins no more and for the building of the third Temple for G-d’s return to Jerusalem.

Ezekiel is treated harshly and punished for 430 consecutive days. This punishment is for the sins of the House of Israel and the House of Judah which is the Jewish people. This is the same manner G-d prepares His righteous servant. The words “Through the sin of my people, who deserved the punishment.” and “It is their punishment that he bears” are used instead of “you shall bear their punishment” in Ezekiel 4/4.

Ezekiel does not relieve the punishment of the House of Israel and the House of Judah or atone vicariously for their sins by lying on his side for 390 days for the House of Israel and 40 days for the House of Judah. For 430 days pinned to the ground.

And the Jewish people were not vicariously relieved of their punishment. The complete fall of Jerusalem and final deportation occurs in Ezekiel’s lifetime. It is figurative speech. Just as in Isaiah 53 where the man has the sins and guilt of Israel laid on him that he is not guilty of so that G-d can pronounce an oppressive judgement of chastisement and punishment, bruising and crushing, after he offers himself for that guilt, is really just for the man to be made suitable for G-d’s purpose.

I know what Ezekiel is going through in this punishment. I have experienced it. I cannot describe exactly what Ezekiel went through during those 430 days but I do know what 5 days was for me.

In the second year after the spirit and the person of the spirit of G-d alighted upon me and G-d first spoke to me in 2007 everything changed when G-d told me I was going to sacrifice for 5 days. I had not experienced any crushing, bruising, chastisement or punishment before this. And those are the very words from Isaiah 53.

As I lay in bed the cords of G-d’s power enveloped me. I simply could not move. G-d never stopped talking to me and was explaining to me everything that was happening. He showed me how His power could slowly crush my chest until I could not breath and He let the fear of that overwhelm me.

This only took a few hours of the five days. G-d is very creative and there was very little let up in this method of teaching me of His power, the scripture, the Jewish people, fear of Him and the level of pain He would lay on me. I saw His goodness and I saw His backside. A side no man wants to see and hear much less feel. G-d is fearsome and to be feared.

It changed our relationship, how I thought of Him and took a lot of the fight out of my soul. And this process has continued in many ways and experiences over the years. It is how I learned about creation, the scripture and mysteries of heaven while being made suitable for the purposes of G-d.

Ezekiel is told that he is suffering the punishment of the Jewish people. G-d then tells Ezekiel that “I impose on you one day for each year” of their punishment which is armies G-d says he raised up against them, destruction of the first Temple and exile for their disobedience to Him.

You shall bear their punishment really means I am punishing you as they have been punished to make Ezekiel’s forehead like adamant (flint); meaning as hard and tough emotionally as they are and to calm his temperament. To reduce his personal affront to their laughter at him and disbelief that he is actually speaking the words of G-d. To prepare him to be a prophet to the Jewish people in exile.

G-d and the person of the spirit of the Holy G-d have come to Ezekiel (Chapter 3/12-15 and 22-27) to prepare him to be a prophet to the Jewish people. The hand of the Lord of chastisement and punishment is infuriating his spirit. His power covering Ezekiel like cords. The Presence of G-d causes Ezekiel to fall to his face. His tongue is no longer his own for he speaks the words G-d would have him speak.

9And his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death— Though he had done no injustice And had spoken no falsehood.

his grave was set among the wicked, And with the rich, in his death: Jesus taught that the rich man is almost always a sinner. Being buried with the rich is the same thing as a sinner making his grave with the wicked. This verse simply says the righteous servant of G-d was poor but dies a rich man. Jesus did not die a rich man. The righteous servant of G-d who is given the many as his portion and receives the multitude as his spoil will die a rich man.

10But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.

the Lord chose to crush him by disease: Jesus was never crushed by disease (or brought to grief by illness).

The people Israel as one have never been crushed by disease at the L-rd’s choosing. I agree with the sage Maimonides (Rambam) that Israel as one man cannot be G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53. This view has many inconsistencies.

Foremost is the idea of a collective offering of the Jewish people to G-d of themselves as a guilt offering in the holocaust as taught by Rabbi Tovia Singer who is an influential anti-Christian missionary and celebrated debater of Christians with his interpretation of Isaiah 53. The other idea is presented by Jews for Judaism as an “exaltation” of the Jewish people by the world in a time to come.

Rabbi Singer says “The offering of guilt in this verse is actually literally translated as guilt-offering.”

A guilt offering also referred to in English as a trespass offering was a type of Biblical sacrifice, specifically a sacrifice made as a compensation payment for unintentional transgressions. It was distinct from the biblical sin offering.

The transgressor furnished an unblemished ram for sacrifice at the Temple in Jerusalem, as well as (in cases of sins against holy items, theft, commission of fraud or false oaths) monetary compensation to the victim for their loss, plus a mark-up of 20% of the value to cover the priest’s earnings.

Rabbi Singer tells us that “The guilt-offering is a fire-offering in which all the parts are to go up in smoke and the hide belongs to the one making the offering. I mentioned before that during the Holocaust Hitler not only burned Jews in the ovens of Auschwitz but he also used their skins as lamp shades and their hair as stuffing for pillows. He sacrificed these people on the alters of ovens and kept their hides as his portion but not until he worked and starved them to death.”

This phrase “He sacrificed these people on the alters of ovens and kept their hides as his portion” seems to be a reference to Isaiah 53/12 “Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion,….”

Rabbi Singer is saying that Hitler made a guilt offering of six million Jewish people who are unblemished ram guilt offerings to G-d and received as his portion human hides of the Jewish people from G-d. That Hitler is the man described in Isaiah 53.

His interpretation is that Isaiah 53 describes the suffering servant Israel who have never offered themselves for guilt to G-d and his explanation that the offering is done for them by Hitler making guilt offerings of them in altars of ovens is his best answer for a verse that does not fit his interpretation. The Christians also do this in different ways.

G-d created an animal sacrificial system of laws for many purposes for a primitive people and commanded the Jewish people not to sacrifice their children through His prophet. G-d never says these laws are to be applied to humans. Isaiah 53 describes a human being not an animal. G-d’s laws of animal sacrifice were just that. Animal sacrifice.

Rabbi Singer sums up his interpretation and commentary on Isaiah 53/10 with “So after the atrocities of WWII the L-RD’S purpose has prospered because the land that was sworn to us is once again being inhabited by its rightful owners and is awaiting the final ingathering.”

Isaiah 53/10 says that if the man described offers himself for guilt “He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.”

Rabbi Singer’s interpretation is that six million murdered victims of the Holocaust were made animal ram guilt offerings under the animal sacrificial laws of G-d and that through their deaths a purpose of G-d has prospered.

That G-d had Hitler offer G-d’s children as human animal sacrifices to Him for the purpose of Israel returning to the promised land. And the Christians believe G-d offered His son as a human animal sacrifice for the purpose of forgiving their sins and saving them to Heaven.

The purpose of G-d for the man who makes the many righteous with long life is found in Malachi 3. The teacher of righteousness reconciles the sons to the fathers and the fathers to the sons through the Teachings of G-d given to Moses at Horeb.

How all of those six million people were first crushed by G-d with disease or otherwise so that they would offer to be a guilt offering under the animal sacrificial atonement and worship laws is never explained. And six million is not all of the Jewish people representing the man Israel. Nor were these six million all people of a life of suffering familiar with disease (53/3).

The only time there was ever a collective agreement by the people of Israel was at Sinai when the Jewish people received the Torah and it did not include an offering of themselves for guilt. And there is no account that the Israelites were crushed with disease by G-d so that they would make such an offer.

This interpretation does not explain how the sins of the Jewish people can be put on all of the Jewish people; why such a covenant with G-d is made and left out of the Torah; why offering oneself for guilt is an animal guilt sacrifice applied to a human being and the man is given long life; or why this is a vicarious sin sacrifice so that the gentiles can share in the world to come.

Jews for Judaism says that in a time to come the world will come to realize that the Jew was right all along. That there is no Jesus who died for the sins of mankind and the Koran is nothing more than plagiarism of the stories of Abraham and the Torah and the oral tradition. And this would include those who do not believe in G-d and those who do but are not religious. Jews for Judaism takes this concept on the history and fate of the Jewish people as one man Israel and tries to fit it into the description of G-d’s righteous servant of this chapter.

G-d has never changed the will of men or how they think of the Jewish people in His power. Any exaltation the Jewish people receive from the world will come through G-d’s efforts with His prophet described in Isaiah 53 who G-d calls “My righteous servant”. G-d is not creating a new world of all men loving and exalting and holding in high esteem the Jewish people and practicing Judaism but He is creating a new Heaven for only the Jewish people where the name of Israel shall endure forever.

Those who heed and revere the name of the L-rd and those who are reconciled to G-d and the practice of Judaism by Elijah and written into the scroll of remembrance of Malachi 3 are part of the “many” that G-d’s righteous servant makes righteous in Isaiah 53/11.

The nations will never see the Jewish people in the light discussed by Jews for Judaism and the kings (of nations) will never come to realize that their spiritual assessment of the servant was completely backward or that in truth “it was our ills that he bore and our pains that he carried; but we had regarded him diseased, stricken by God and afflicted.”

Diseased, stricken and afflicted does not describe the Jewish people in any way. Isaiah 53 is describing a man not a spiritual concept of what might happen in the world in a selective interpretation of the Jewish Bible in what G-d means when He says His servant will be exalted. And the Jewish people did not bear the ills and pains or guilt and sin of the gentiles. There is no vicarious suffering for others in the Jewish bible. There has to be another explanation and it is in these writings.

Rambam says Moshiach will compel all of Israel to walk in the way of the Torah; perfect the entire world motivating all the nations to serve G-d together; there will be neither famine nor war, neither envy nor competition; the entire world will be solely to know G-d; and the Jews will therefore be great sages and know the hidden matters with an understanding of their Creator to the full extent of human potential.

Rambam and the Sages and Jews for Judaism are religious leaders and as such interpret the scripture to create a world wide religious utopia of Judaism as the one true religion and peace throughout the world.

And yet these are G-d’s words on the days of the HaMoshiach that are not poetic ideals that can never happen in the real world as found in Isaiah 60 written not as prophecy but as a song for hope and joy and better times to come that have nothing to do with the world only Israel to flourish and be secure and the Jewish people to no longer be a spoil for the nations and not to have to bear the taunts of the nations from Ezekiel 34/23-31:

“23Then I will appoint a single shepherd over them to tend them—My servant David. He shall tend them, he shall be a shepherd to them. 24I the Lord will be their God, and My servant David shall be a ruler among them—I the Lord have spoken. 25And I will grant them a covenant of friendship. I will banish vicious beasts from their land, and they shall live secure in the wasteland, they shall even sleep in the woodland. 26I will make these and the environs of My hill a blessing: I will send down the rain in its season, rains that bring blessing. 27The trees of the field shall yield their fruit and the land shall yield its produce. [My people] shall continue secure on its own soil. They shall know that I am the Lord when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from those who enslave them. 28They shall no longer be a spoil for the nations, and the beasts of the earth shall not devour them; they shall dwell secure and untroubled. 29I shall establish for them a planting of renown; they shall no more be carried off by famine, and they shall not have to bear again the taunts of the nations. 30They shall know that I the Lord their God am with them and they, the House of Israel, are My people—declares the Lord God. 31For you, My flock, flock that I tend, are men; and I am your God—declares the Lord God.”

And the last words of G-d on the end times and the day of the L-rd is to be mindful of His teachings and that Elijah will reconcile families to one another by these teachings. Many of whom will return to the L-rd and be written into the scroll of remembrance and many who will not.

G-d has shown me how he orchestrated my being shot in the abdomen. The bullet passed through my colon, bladder and intestines. I was eighteen and this is when the doctors said a tumor began growing in my colon based on its size when surgically removed when I was in my early forties shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York. I was close to death and seeing how grief stricken so many relatives were on the news I asked my father for the money to pay for a colon examination. The doctors finally found what was making me so ill and unable to eat. A malignant tumor the size of an ear of corn that had burst through my colon and I was bleeding internally.

To say it crushed me and my life is an understatement. G-d afflicted me and crushed me with cancer with a bullet to my abdomen and, by His words to me, in His power.

That, if he made himself an offering for guilt: There are no testimonies in the New Testament that Jesus offered himself for guilt to G-d.

My offering of my soul and self for guilt was an offering for long life. It has nothing to do with the animal sacrificial laws of G-d. G-d crushed me with cancer and near death so that I would want long life and endure an incredible degree and amount of pain for many years as He prepared me to be suitable to be a prophet to the Jewish people. It is the same process G-d used to make Ezekiel’s forehead as hard as flint to be a prophet to the Jewish people.

The fact of the matter is that no man would refuse G=d’s request to be His righteous servant.

When G-d had Isaiah write chapter 53 He made sure the man described was blemished and could not be associated with the animal sacrificial laws of atonement and worship. All of those laws require unblemished animals. You cannot offer a diseased animal.

I am the man described G-d afflicted with cancer so that I would offer myself for guilt. He and I both know I would have made the offer without the cancer. It was done to make sure no one ever applied the animal sacrificial laws of atonement and worship to the man described. The man G-d calls “My righteous servant” who is Elijah of Malachi 3.

Jesus cannot be the man of Isaiah 53 though he and Paul and Peter claimed that he was. Jesus was unblemished. [ Jesus says “in the volume of the book it is written of me” that G-d prepared the body of Jesus to be a human sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins in replacement of the animal sacrificial atonement laws. That G-d would accept a human sacrifice for the sins of mankind since He no longer wanted or would accept animals. The Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-offering-of-the-body-of-jesus-christ/ ]

G-d knew all things in the beginning. That includes the way the gentiles would take the book of His children of the book. So He laid a snare for the day of the L-rd. This day, when the Jewish people have returned to the lands of Israel and Jerusalem has been rebuilt and the lands bloom again.

I offered myself for guilt to G-d and the offer was accepted. I did not know what an offering for guilt meant at the time G-d began speaking to me and revealing His power and the weight of His presence. G-d had to teach me the scripture first. One night G-d told me to read Isaiah 53 and when I finished He asked who I thought that was. I said I did not know and G-d said that is you. From there we went back to the first verse and He began to show me how I fit the description and Jesus does not as explained here. I did not know about Ezekiel or the suffering servant Israel at that time. I have learned many of these things as G-d has me type these writings. As He is doing right now in editing this writing and adding more information.

I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been and I have been through many injuries and sorrowful times. I became guilty of sins that were not my own and G-d sentenced me to chastisement, crushing, bruising and punishment until suitable for His purpose. Now my soul has been cleansed and tempered and remains in His power that envelops me always. I was not born with the soul of the Moshiach. G-d took my sinful soul and created the soul of the Moshiach while it rested in me. A soul G-d can dwell with and not be offended.

He might see offspring and have long life: Jesus died in his early thirties unmarried and without children.

My gunshot accident on a ranch in Texas that led to the cancer that crushed me also led to my marrying the girl who lived next door and we had three children.

The Lord (verses 11-12)

11Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion. My righteous servant makes the many righteous, It is their punishment that he bears;

Out of his anguish he shall see it; He shall enjoy it to the full through his devotion: Jesus did not come out of his anguish to make the many righteous through his devotion to G-d.

The anguish is the emotional and physical pain I have suffered by punishment in the power of the Lord of Hosts to make me suitable for His purpose. Being suitable for His purpose includes knowledge of the scripture and perfect communication between myself and G-d and the person of His spirit. I am devoted to G-d and His purpose. He has prepared me well through this process of refinement by punishment and teaching me the scripture.

12Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion, He shall receive the multitude as his spoil. For he exposed himself to death And was numbered among the sinners, Whereas he bore the guilt of the many And made intercession for sinners.”

For he exposed himself to death: Jesus was not exposed to death. He died.

I was exposed to death by a near fatal bullet wound and colon cancer which had spread to my lungs. I was told I was going to die. G-d has told me that by His power I survived and by His power I will have long life. During the refinement of my soul and spirit He has exposed me to death as a part of my offering myself for guilt in vision and in the real world similar to the account of Jonah at the bottom of the ocean.

And was numbered among the sinners: Jesus was without sin.

I was numbered a sinner just like all men and was a sinner who did not know that G-d accepts repentance. I have been brought into righteousness with Him and now He is in charge of everything I do and say to make intercession for the many sinners through the teaching of righteousness and as the messenger of the new covenant of sin forgiveness for the Jewish people.

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After World War II, the Jewish Publication Society began to consider a new edition of the Bible and the concept of a completely new translation gradually took hold and the task was begun in 1955. The new translation from Hebrew to English begun in 1955 after the Hebrew language was revived and made an official language of Israel was first published in 1985.

Harry M. Orlinsky, Professor of Bible at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (New York) was editor-in-chief along with H. L. Ginsberg, Professor of the Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Ephraim A. Speiser, Professor of Semitic and Oriental Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, as fellow editors.

Associated with them were three rabbis: Max Arzt, Bernard J. Bamberger, and Harry Freedman, representing the Conservative, Reform, and Orthodox branches of organized Jewish religious life.

Copyright @ 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society.

Tovia Singer; Outreach Judaism; Commentary By G-d’s Righteous Servant Who Is Elijah the Teacher of Righteousness

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From: “MY Midrash” written by Rabbi Tovia Singer and posted on his Facebook page. (excerpt of 53/10).

“53:10 “HaShem desired to oppress him and He afflicted him; if his soul would acknowledge guilt, he would see offspring and live long days and the desire of HaShem would succeed in his hand.”

53:10 “But the LORD chose to crush him by disease, that, if he made himself an offering for guilt, he might see offspring and have long life, and that through him the LORD’S purpose might prosper.” (JPS)

Not only are we stuck with the same G-d punish G-d situation here as we were before but this one is even more perplexing. Yeshua was supposed to be the sinless, unblemished lamb that died for your sins on the cross and yet it states right here that if he would have acknowledged his guilt, he would see offspring and live long days. The JPS rendering gives a little different twist to an already sticky situation. It says (if this were referring to Yeshua) that the L-rd chose to crush him by disease. I don’t know if you can classify a cross as a disease or not but I don’t think hanging and being crushed are the same thing either. In fact, according to John’s gospel, not a single bone of Yeshua’s body was broken. Of course this was stated so he could be equated with the Passover lamb and John is the only one that compares Yeshua to the Passover lamb. But how could this be speaking about ETERNAL Israel? Very easily. The offering of guilt in this verse is actually literally translated as guilt-offering. The significance between the guilt-offering and the Holocaust is so astounding, even as grotesque of a thought as it was, I could not over look it. A guilt-offering is defined in Leviticus chapter 7 and goes something like this. The guilt-offering is a fire-offering in which all the parts are to go up in smoke and the hide belongs to the one making the offering. I mentioned before that during the Holocaust Hitler not only burned Jews in the ovens of Auschwitz but he also used their skins as lamp shades and their hair as stuffing for pillows. He sacrificed these people on the alters of ovens and kept their hides as his portion but not until he worked and starved them to death. So after the atrocities of WWII the L-RD’S purpose has prospered because the land that was sworn to us is once again being inhabited by its rightful owners and is awaiting the final ingathering.”

 

From “My Midrash of Isaiah 53; Suffering Servant Jesus Christ, Suffering Servant Israel or G-d’s Righteous Servant Keith Ellis McCarty (Elijah)” written by Keith Ellis McCarty and published on Keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com and my Facebook page under Keith McCarty. (excerpt 53/10)

“10But the Lord chose to crush him by disease, That, if he made himself an offering for guilt, He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.

the Lord chose to crush him by disease: Jesus was never crushed by disease (or brought to grief by illness).

The people Israel as one have never been crushed by disease at the L-rd’s choosing. I agree with the sage Maimonides (Rambam) that Israel as one man cannot be G-d’s righteous servant of Isaiah 53. This view has many inconsistencies. Foremost is the idea of a collective offering of the Jewish people to G-d of themselves as a guilt offering in the holocaust by G-d Himself as the Christians believe G-d did to Jesus.

How all of those six million people were first crushed by G-d with disease or otherwise so that they would offer to be a guilt offering under the animal sacrificial atonement and worship laws is never explained. And six million is not all of the Jewish people representing the man Israel. Nor were these six million all people of a life of suffering familiar with disease (53/3).

The only time there was ever a collective agreement by the people of Israel was at Sinai when the Jewish people received the Torah and it did not include an offering of themselves for guilt. And there is no account that the Israelites were crushed with disease by G-d so that they would make such an offer.

This interpretation does not explain how the sins of the Jewish people can be put on all of the Jewish people; why such a covenant with G-d is made and left out of the Torah; why offering oneself for guilt is an animal guilt sacrifice applied to a human being and the man is given long life; or why this is a vicarious sin sacrifice so that the gentiles can share in the world to come.

G-d has shown me how he orchestrated my being shot in the abdomen. The bullet passed through my colon, bladder and intestines. I was eighteen and this is when the doctors said a tumor began growing in my colon based on its size when surgically removed when I was in my early forties shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York. I was close to death and seeing how grief stricken so many relatives were on the news I asked my father for the money to pay for a colon examination. The doctors finally found what was making me so ill and unable to eat. A malignant tumor the size of an ear of corn that had burst through my colon and I was bleeding internally.

To say it crushed me and my life is an understatement.

That, if he made himself an offering for guilt: There are no testimonies in the New Testament that Jesus offered himself for guilt to G-d.

I offered myself for guilt to G-d and the offer was accepted. I did not know what an offering for guilt meant at the time G-d began speaking to me and revealing His power and the weight of His presence. G-d had to teach me the scripture first. One night G-d told me to read Isaiah 53 and when I finished He asked who I thought that was. I said I did not know and G-d said that is you. From there we went back to the first verse and He began to show me how I fit the description and Jesus does not as explained here. I did not know about Ezekiel or the suffering servant Israel at that time. I have learned many of these things as G-d has me type these writings. As He is doing right now in editing this writing and adding more information.

I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been and I have been through many injuries and sorrowful times. I became guilty of sins that were not my own and G-d sentenced me to chastisement, crushing, bruising and punishment until suitable for His purpose. Now my soul has been cleansed and tempered and remains in His power that envelops me always. I was not born with the soul of the Moshiach. G-d took my sinful soul and created the soul of the Moshiach while it rested in me. A soul G-d can dwell with and not be offended.

He might see offspring and have long life: Jesus died in his early thirties unmarried and without children.

My gunshot accident on a ranch in Texas that led to the cancer that crushed me also led to my marrying the girl who lived next door and we had three children.”

 

From Wikipedia-Midrash:

In Judaism, the midrash (/ˈmɪdrɑːʃ/;[1] Hebrew: מִדְרָשׁ‎; pl. מִדְרָשִׁים midrashim) is the genre of rabbinic literature which contains early interpretations and commentaries on the Written Torah and Oral Torah (spoken law and sermons), as well as non-legalistic rabbinic literature (aggadah) and occasionally the Jewish religious laws (halakha), which usually form a running commentary on specific passages in the Hebrew Scripture (Tanakh).[2]

The Midrash, capitalized, refers to a specific compilation of these writings, primarily from the first ten centuries CE.[1]

The purpose of midrash was to resolve problems in the interpretation of difficult passages of the text of the Hebrew Bible, using Rabbinic principles of hermeneutics and philology to align them with the religious and ethical values of religious teachers.

 

From Wikipedia-Guilt Offering:

A guilt offering (Hebrew: asham “guilt, trespass”; plural ashamot‎‎), also referred to in English as a trespass offering (KJV, 1611), was a type of Biblical sacrifice, specifically a sacrifice made as a compensation payment for unintentional transgressions. It was distinct from the biblical sin offering.

Hebrew Bible
The guilt offering is to be slaughtered in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered, and its blood is to be splashed against the sides of the altar. — Leviticus 7:2, NIV

The transgressor furnished an unblemished ram for sacrifice at the Temple in Jerusalem, as well as (in cases of sins against holy items, theft, commission of fraud or false oaths) monetary compensation to the victim for their loss, plus a mark-up of 20%[1] of the value to cover the priest’s earnings.[2] Monetary restitution had to be given in the pre-exile version of the currency (the shekel of the sanctuary), rather than the currency of the time, giving rise to a need for currency exchange in the Temple.

 

Commentary: 

Rabbi Singer says “The offering of guilt in this verse is actually literally translated as guilt-offering.”

The phrase “That, if he made himself an offering for guilt” is what the Hebrew is translated to be in English. It is not literally a guilt-offering under the animal sacrificial laws of Leviticus.

Isaiah 53 describes a human being not an animal. G-d’s laws of animal sacrifice were just that. Animal sacrifice.

The Christians also use the animal sacrificial laws for a human being. Jesus. Rabbi Singer uses six million Holocaust victims for his interpretation of Isaiah 53 as guilt-offerings. A guilt offering (Hebrew: asham “guilt, trespass”) is a sacrifice made as a compensation payment for unintentional transgressions.

The transgressor furnished an unblemished ram for sacrifice at the Temple in Jerusalem, as well as (in cases of sins against holy items, theft, commission of fraud or false oaths) monetary compensation to the victim for their loss, plus a mark-up of 20% of the value to cover the priest’s earnings.

The Jewish people are not an unblemished ram and Europe and Germany are not the Temple in Jerusalem anymore than Jesus was an unblemished lamb. The man described is familiar with disease and crushed with disease and not an animal for an offering or sacrifice to G-d.

Rabbi Singer tells us that “The guilt-offering is a fire-offering in which all the parts are to go up in smoke and the hide belongs to the one making the offering. I mentioned before that during the Holocaust Hitler not only burned Jews in the ovens of Auschwitz but he also used their skins as lamp shades and their hair as stuffing for pillows. He sacrificed these people on the alters of ovens and kept their hides as his portion but not until he worked and starved them to death.”

This phrase “He sacrificed these people on the alters of ovens and kept their hides as his portion” seems to be a reference to Isaiah 53/12 “Assuredly, I will give him the many as his portion,….”

Rabbi Singer is saying that Hitler made a guilt offering of six million Jewish people who are ram guilt offerings to G-d and received as his portion human hides of the Jewish people from G-d. That Hitler is the man described in Isaiah 53.

His interpretation is that Isaiah 53 describes the suffering servant Israel who have never offered themselves for guilt to G-d and his explanation that the offering is done for them by Hitler making guilt offerings of them in altars of ovens is his best answer for a verse that does not fit his interpretation. The Christians also do this in different ways.

You cannot change the laws of G-d. G-d created an animal sacrificial system of laws for many purposes for a primitive people and commanded the Jewish people not to sacrifice their children through His prophet. G-d never says these laws are to be applied to humans.

Rabbi Singer sums up his interpretation and commentary on Isaiah 53/10 with “So after the atrocities of WWII the L-RD’S purpose has prospered because the land that was sworn to us is once again being inhabited by its rightful owners and is awaiting the final ingathering.”

Isaiah 53/10 says that if the man described offers himself for guilt “He might see offspring and have long life, And that through him the Lord’s purpose might prosper.”

Rabbi Singer’s interpretation is that six million murdered victims of the Holocaust were made animal ram guilt offerings under the animal sacrificial laws of G-d and that through their deaths a purpose of G-d has prospered.

That G-d had Hitler offer G-d’s children as human animal sacrifices to Him for the purpose of Israel returning to the promised land.

And the Christians believe G-d offered His son as a human animal sacrifice for the purpose of forgiving their sins and saving them to Heaven.

The purpose of G-d for the man who makes the many righteous with long life is found in Malachi 3.

Rabbi Singer and Christianity completely fail to understand why the man of suffering familiar with disease is crushed with disease so that he would offer himself for guilt to G-d.

No one would refuse G-d’s request to be His righteous servant.

When G-d had Isaiah write chapter 53 He made sure the man described was blemished and could not be associated with the animal sacrificial laws of atonement and worship. All of those laws require unblemished animals. You cannot offer a diseased animal.

I am the man described in Isaiah 53 G-d afflicted with cancer so that I would offer myself for guilt. He and I both know I would have made the offer without the cancer. It was done to make sure no one ever applied the animal sacrificial laws of atonement and worship to the man described. The man G-d calls “My righteous servant” who is Elijah of Malachi 3.

Jesus cannot be the man of Isaiah 53 though he and Paul and Peter claimed that he was. Jesus was unblemished.  [ Jesus says “in the volume of the book it is written of me” that G-d prepared the body of Jesus to be a human sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins in replacement of the animal sacrificial atonement laws. That G-d would accept a human sacrifice for the sins of mankind since He no longer wanted or would accept animals. The Offering of the Body of Jesus Christ https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/the-offering-of-the-body-of-jesus-christ/ ]

G-d knew all things in the beginning. That includes the way the gentiles would take the book of His children of the book. So He laid a snare for the day of the L-rd. This day, when the Jewish people have returned to the lands of Israel and Jerusalem has been rebuilt and the lands bloom again.

And the cup of His wrath has been passed to Christianity.

[The Cup of G-d’s Wrath   https://keithmccartymccarty.wordpress.com/2015/12/26/the-cup-of-g-ds-wrath-2/]

 

Zechariah, Chapter 1, with Commentary by Rashi and Keith

Rashi:

The prophecy: of Zechariah is extremely enigmatic, because it contains visions resembling a dream that requires an interpretation. We cannot ascertain the truth of its interpretation until the teacher of righteousness comes. Nonetheless, I will put my heart to reconciling the verses, one by one, according to the interpretations that resemble it and following the interpretation of Jonathan.

Keith:

I am the teacher of righteousness of Isaiah 53 that Rashi mentions. Rashi, who interprets Isaiah 53 to be the servant Israel as one man recognized at this time of interpreting Zechariah that Isaiah 53 described a particular man. What he did not know is that Isaiah 53 not only describes G-d’s righteous servant who makes the many righteous by his knowledge it describes Elijah of Malachi 3 and cannot be the servant Israel. Rashi is known for his inconsistencies in his interpretations.

Keith Ellis McCarty, Esquire

Zechariah, Chapter 1 (from Chabad.org English translation of the entire Tanach with Rashi’s commentary. This Tanakh translation has been completely revised with a modern translation of the Hebrew of the Jewish Bible to English begun in 1955 and copyrighted in 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. I have used the JPS Tanakh for the verses without changing the commentary of Rashi. There are minor differences in the words he comments on in some of the verses).

Rashi:

The prophecy: of Zechariah is extremely enigmatic, because it contains visions resembling a dream that requires an interpretation. We cannot ascertain the truth of its interpretation until the teacher of righteousness comes. Nonetheless, I will put my heart to reconciling the verses, one by one, according to the interpretations that resemble it and following the interpretation of Jonathan.

Keith:

I am the teacher of righteousness of Isaiah 53 that Rashi mentions. Rashi…

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