What did it mean for David to set up government in Jerusalem?
Updated: Dec 28, 2021
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[Note: This is one of a series listed under the heading: Wordie Post." It was originally posted on the Word Press blog entitled "Our Daily Bread," found at firstname.lastname@example.org. The changes at Word Press are similar to those on Twitter and Facebook, where I was posting to an empty space. That was because I began and maintained that blog as one of their free offerings. When their force to change to a paid blog website did not move me, they cancelled their "Reader," so posting on Word Press has become like a caged animal at the zoo, where only workers occasionally toss the animals a bite to eat. Word Press [et al] is like what I imagine life was like in the satellite countries of the Soviet Union: meager, bleak, spiritless. So, I am transferring those forty articles here.]
There was no reason for David to leave Hebron, where he had been told by Yahweh to go, when David prayed, “Where should I go in Judah?”
The thing about Hebron is it was where Abraham bought a cave and land from a Hittite, so he could use the cave as a tomb for Sarah, who had died. Abraham would also be buried there, as well as Isaac and Rebekah; and, Jacob [a.k.a. Israel] would be embalmed in Egypt when he died there and then later moved to the tomb originally purchased by Abraham. The cave has several names, one of which is Cave of the Patriarchs, which is understandable. However, the real name is Me’arat HaMakhpela, which in Hebrew means “Cave of Double Tombs” or “Cave of Double Caves.”
It turns out that name is because that cave led to an elaborate tunnel system that led north to Jerusalem, then called Jebus. It was called Salem when Melchizedek was the King of the Jebusites there. Because the Hittite only owned the land on the surface, it turned out the Jebusites owned the tunnels under the surface; but they did not deal in money or things like shekels of silver. The Jebusites were the keepers of the underground which led to the gate to Eden and the tree of life. Thus, they were the elohim of the land Yahweh promised the descendants of Abraham.
Abraham then had to make an agreement with the Jebusites that none of his descendants would ever take Jebus [Jerusalem] or the gate to Eden would forever be sealed. The only way to get to the tree of life [i.e.: eternal life for a soul] was through Yahweh … directly. No middle men would assist [as judges and prophets seemingly coming from nowhere] if that agreement was broken. When Abraham agreed, the covenant was cast in bronze plates. As long as those plates existed, the land of Canaan would be protected for Yahweh’s chosen people.
When the Israelite elders went to Samuel and told him to appoint them a king, to be like other nations, Yahweh said, “I am their king.” That was a declaration that each and every one of the Israelites was expected to be a nation unto God and must do as the Covenant stated. Because they were a stubborn and stiff-necked bunch, they always went to the edge [some would fall off and die] but then they would cry for help and Yahweh would save the day. That was the way it worked when Yahweh was their king. When they chose to have a human being be their king, Yahweh told Samuel, “Give them all the rope they need to hang themselves.”
[Hint: Yahweh knows all, so he knew the outcome of Saul would be utter failure.]
And hang themselves they did. When Israel came around to asking David to be their king [after Judah asked and David became their king], the choice of David was good because Yahweh had Samuel anoint him as His choice to be the King of Israel. However, there was a caveat.
The caveat was this: even though David got their necks out of the noose, it was only for forty years. Yahweh knew that too. Yahweh told David the land was forfeited forever IF [Big If] every swinging dick in Israel and Judah EVER stopped serving David as their ‘last chance’ human king and did not immediately come back to begging Yahweh to be their king again. To ensure that the ‘hang em high’ rope stayed noosed and ready, David had to break the covenant Abraham made with the Jebusites and take Jebus [Jerusalem] as his fortress. Because David was anointed by Yahweh’s Spirit, David always said, “Yessir boss.”
To make it seem like a big deal, David put up a challenge to whoever could destroy the plates would receive special favor in his kingdom. His nephew Joab did the dirty deed of sneaking into Jebus and destroying the bronze plates, ending the covenant of Abraham. The land was no longer protected by them. Joab was a piece of stink, so he was the perfect man for the job.
In 2 Samuel 5:6-8 is this weak ass translation:
“6 The king and his men marched to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of
the land, who said to David, “You will not come in here, even the blind and the lame will
turn you back”—thinking, “David cannot come in here.” 7 Nevertheless David took the
stronghold of Zion, which is now the city of David. 8 David had said on that day, “Whoever
would strike down the Jebusites, let him get up the water shaft to attack the lame and
the blind, those whom David hates.” Therefore it is said, “The blind and the lame shall not
come into the house.” [NRSV]
This mistranslation makes it seem that the Jebusites were characters from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, like the French shouting insults down to idiots below holding coconut shells.
The meaning of “the blind and the lame” says the Jebusites protected the Israelites from becoming “the blind and the lame,” which is metaphor for Isaac and Jacob. When Isaac was old and blind, he fell for the trick of Jacob pretending to be Esau, so Isaac erred by giving a thief a birthright he did not deserve. When you have eyes that cannot see, then you are more prone to sin. Then, blind Isaac cursed Esau, causing Esau to always distrust his brother.
Then, the thief Jacob was such a sinner he wrestled with himself, refusing to submit to an angel messenger telling him to repent and change. Jacob would become Israel [a statement of soul purification, not a physical name], but his sins would be forever marked by a limp – thus “the lame.” So, what these verses actually say is this:
"David, bro, don’t take this place as yours or the outcome will be the people losing the
David said, “It’s gotta be, bro. We good.”
So, by making Jerusalem the center of David’s realm, every Israelite was committed to making either him or Yahweh their King. When David sinned [something Yahweh knew would happen], then his illegitimate [from winning Bathsheba through sin] son, Solomon would be made King of Israel, as a boy king. When Solomon asked God to make him wise, Yahweh said, “Great choice. Here, I’ll leave you the elohim serpent within your soul. He is the craftiest of all the elohim on earth. While the nation got rich under Solomon, the Israelites were not about to let his son be their king. So, Israel and Judah split in two again. All went downhill after that, although Yahweh kept sending them prophets to tell them, “Make Yahweh your king or you will lose everything … FOREVER!
It was all lost.
Yahweh knew that too.
The Jews living like the thief Jacob are Zionists, which is a political movement, not a religion. Mount Zion is the lowest of all the hills in Jerusalem. The Romans defeated the Jews and destroyed their Temple by placing them under siege from the higher Mount Scopus. The strength of Jebus was not an above ground fortress, but the tunnels underground, where it was dark and easy to get lost in, eventually falling into some deep pit.
When the Order of the Knights Templar wandered into those caves they found the evil riches of Solomon. All who would worship Mammon will condemn their souls. When the fool Joe Smith thought he met Jesus and was given golden plates, it was Melchizedek giving him bronze plates. All who worship Mormon also will have their souls condemned.
The moral of the story comes from Nicodemus, when he laughed at Jesus when he said the kingdom of God demands one be reborn.” Old Nico said, “What? How can a man get back into his mother’s womb?”
Sounds stupid, right. Well, the Jews have been trying to crawl back in that womb ever since.
Without Yahweh’s support, it will do no good.