The Gentiles filled the Temple with wickedness and debauchery. They amused themselves with boy prostitutes and had sex with women even in the sacred court of the Holiest of Holies.

– II Maccabees 6:3-4

101 Cornerstone Verses – Satanic Rape and Perversion at the Temple of Jerusalem

Ushpizin, the Seven Shepherds of Judaism

This One will be our peace. When the Assyrian invades our land, when he tramples on our citadels, then we will raise against him Seven Shepherds and Eight Princes of men.

– Micah 5:5

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Ushpizin (Aramaic: “visitors”)- according to the Jewish Kabbalistic book the Sefer ha-zohar (“Book of Splendour”), Seven ancient worthies who take turns visiting the homes of all pious Jews to share their dinner on the festival of Sukkoth. A custom developed of reciting a fixed formula of invitation to the Seven: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David.

Encyclopedia Britannica (2008), Britannica.com

In chronological order, the Seven Shepherds of Judaism are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David. However, these Shepherds also correspond to the Seven days of the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot (Festival of Tabernacles) and appear as spiritual guests in the following order: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and David.

Why are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and David called Shepherds? Some were indeed shepherds, and this was, at times, the primary reason they were chosen to lead

– The Seven Shepherds we invite to the sukkah are in fact none other than ourselves, Arthur Kurzweil (2009) Arthurkurzweil.com

The Seven Shepherds of Israel
1. Abraham
2. Isaac
3. Jacob
4. Joseph
5. Moses
6. Aaron
7. David

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During the holiday [of Sukkot], some Jews recite the ushpizin prayer which symbolises the welcoming of seven “exalted guests” into the sukkah. These ushpizin (Aramaic אושפיזין – ‘guests’), represent the seven shepherds of Israel: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and David. According to tradition, each night a different guest enters the sukkah followed by the other six. Each of the ushpizin has a unique lesson which teaches the parallels of the spiritual focus of the day on which they visit.

– Sukkot, Wikipedia

The Seven Ushpizin of Sukkot
Day 1. Abraham
Day 2. Isaac
Day 3. Jacob
Day 4. Moses
Day 5. Aaron
Day 6. Joseph
Day 7. David

So we come to the ushpizin. As we fill our sukkah with earthly guests, we merit to host seven supernal guests, the seven “founding fathers” of the Jewish people: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, Joseph and David. While all seven ushpizin visit our sukkah on each of the seven nights and days of Sukkot, each supernal “guest” is specifically associated with one of the festival’s seven days, and is the “leading” or dominant ushpiza for that night and day.

– The Ushpizin, by Yanki Tauber, Chabad.org

Interestingly enough, the Babylonian Talmud has a very different list of Seven Shepherds than that used today by all denominations of Judaism. Indeed, David, Adam, Abraham, Jacob and Moses are included, but two others are different as they exclude Isaac and Joseph from the list:

Who are these Seven Shepherds? David in the middle, Adam, Seth, and Methuselah on his right, and Abraham, Jacob, and Moses on his left. And who are the Eight Princes? Jesse, Saul, Samuel, Amos, Zephaniah, Zedekiah, Messiah, and Elijah.

– The Talmud, Sukkah 52b

The Complete ‘Root and Branch’ List of Bible References

 
I Jesus have sent mine Angel to testify unto you these things in the Churches. I am the Root and the Branch (offspring) of David, the bright, Morning Star.

– Revelation 22:16

>— The Complete ‘Root and Branch’ List of Bible References —<
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His Roots are dried Below, and his Branch is cut off Above.

– Job 18:16

My Roots will reach to the water, and the dew will lie all night on my Branches.

– Job 29:19

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch from his Roots will bear fruit.

– Isaiah 11:1

And it sprung up and grew into a spreading vine of low stature, and the Branches thereof looked towards him, and the Roots thereof were under him. So it became a vine, and grew into Branches, and shot forth sprigs.

– Ezekiel 17:6

And there was another large eagle, with great wings, and many feathers, and behold this vine, bending as it were her Roots towards him, stretched forth her Branches to him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.

– Ezekiel 17:7

Say thou: Thus saith the Lord God: Shall it prosper then? shall he not pull up the roots thereof, and strip off its fruit, and dry up all the branches it hath shot forth, and make it wither: and this without a strong arm, or many people, to pluck it up by the root?

– Ezekiel 17:9

How beautiful the tree was- So tall, with such long Branches. Its Roots reached down to the deep-flowing streams.

– Ezekiel 31:7

And if they flourish in Branches for a time, yet standing not fast, they shall be shaken with the wind, and through the force of winds they shall be Rooted out.

– Wisdom 4:4

Out of a Branch of her Roots shall one stand up in his place, who shall come with an army and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them and shall prevail.

– Daniel 11:7

To fear the Lord is the Root of Wisdom; her Branches are long life.

– Sirach 1:20

The Root of wisdom is to fear the LORD and the Branches thereof are longlived.

– Sirach 1:25

Her children shall not take Root, and her Branches shall bring forth no fruit.

– Sirach 23:35

The Offspring of the ungodly shall not bring forth many Branches, and make a noise as unclean Roots upon the top of a rock.

– Sirach 40:15

‘For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,’ says the LORD of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither Root nor Branch.”

– Malachi 4:1

If the part of the dough offered as firstfharvest is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the Root is holy, so are the Branches.

– Romans 11:16

If some of the Branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive Root.

– Romans 11:17

Do not consider yourself to be superior to those other Branches. If you do, consider this- You do not support the Root, but the Root supports you.

– Romans 11:18

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No one can live with a Serpent in the same basket.

 – Babylonian Talmud, Kethuboth 72a

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Beware of the stuffed toy animal Snake!

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No one can live with a Serpent in the same basket.

– Babylonian Talmud, Kethuboth 72a

The Talmudic Wisdom of Keeping Baskets and Serpents Separated…

Talmudic Approval for Giving the Dog a Bone

It’s Kosher to give your Dog a bone!

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Our Rabbis taught: ‘Bones may be handled because they are food for Dogs.’

– The Babylonian Talmud, Shabbath 128a

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Star of David = Jesus Christ = Morning Star = Star of David

I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the Churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.

– Revelation 22:16

THE DOWNWARD TRIANGLE: the Root…of David
THE UPWARD TRIANGLE: the Offspring of David
BOTH TRIANGLES AS ONE: the bright Morning Star
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* Five Proofs that Jesus Christ = Morning Star of David *

WWW.PROOF #1)
In Revelation 22:16, we see [Jesus] Himself claiming that He is the very “Star of David” Himself, by stating that I am the Root and the Offspring of David THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR. If He is the Morning Star and offspring of David then by definition he Himself is the “Star of David.” (The Star of David Attack, by Rabbi/Brother Moshe Yoseph Koniuchowsky, Yourarmstoisrael.org)

WWW.PROOF #2) Yeshua [Jesus] said, “I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning star.” Perhaps, just perhaps, the Star of David represents not only Israel and the Jewish people, but even the Messiah Yeshua (Jesus Christ).(IS THE STAR OF DAVID KOSHER? Rick Chaimberlin, hemaemet.org)

WWW.PROOF #3) The star is made up of equilateral triangles representing the trinity, three equal sides, one triangle.. One is pointing to heaven, the other to earth, representing the God of heaven and earth…Messiah Yeshua [Jesus] is the Star of David, the Star of Jacob, the bright and morning Star. (What is the Star of David? by thereistruth, Christianityboard.com)

WWW.PROOF #4) Ruth quotes: ‘I Jesus…am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star’. IS THIS NOT THE STAR OF DAVID…wonderful insight…with further reflection, it appears that Jesus is the Star of David……. (Hebrew and the Star of David, Heaven Awaits, heavenawawaits.wordpress.com)

WWW.PROOF #5) The Star of David is an exciting and vivid reminder of our future when we will be like Him [Jesus Christ], shining in that day when we see Him, as He really is, the bright and Morning Star of David Gilyahna/Revelation 22:16. (The Star of David Attack, by Rabbi/Brother Moshe Yoseph Koniuchowsky, Yourarmstoisrael.org)
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THE CATHOLIC BELIEF: The six-pointed star is the emblem of the Royal House of David even to this day. Christ Who is born of the House of David, can truly claim this emblem as His own. (Star of David, JESSE TREE SYMBOLS. Ewtn.com)

I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the Churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.

– Revelation 22:16

THE CONCLUSION: Revelation 22:16 is a direct Biblical reference to the six-pointed Star of David as the primary symbol of the Morning Star, Jesus Christ. The passage’s specific location at the very end of the very last Book in the Christian is no coincidence. Basically, the last thing that Jesus Christ has to say to billions of his followers even today, at the very end of the very last book in the Judeo/Christian Bible, is that He is ‘the bright Morning Star’ (Lucifer in Latin).

I, Jesus Christ, am Lucifer…

– Common Sense Bible
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