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The Saga of King David

Benson C Sail
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER

The deposed Egyptian pharaoh who married his own daughter

When Moses, as Egypt’s 10th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, set about heralding the return of planet Nibiru (Aten to the Egyptians), the planet of the Anunnaki – the Old Testament gods – this was circa 1367 BC.   About 50 years later, Ishkur-Adad, the Jehovah of the exodus, had a mercenary sorcerer announce the imminence of the solar system’s most eminent planet. This non-Israeli seer is in the Bible known as Balaam.

We have already dwelt on Balaam, the renowned curse-and-bless prophet who was hired by the King of Moab with a view to predisposing the Israelites to a telling defeat in the event of war. As it was, Balaam, who was speaking on behalf of Adad, instead pronounced positive oracles – blessings – about the Nation of Israel. In addition, Balaam volunteered a projection of a future scenario at the say-so of Adad.  “Let me tell you what the future holds,” he said to the King, “that which will come about to this nation and to your people at the end of days.”

The “future” was being foretold in the context of a certain “star” that was headed in the direction of the ecliptic as Balaam spoke. The following are Balaam’s exact words in this connection:  “I see it, though not now; I behold it, though it is not near: a Star of Jacob is on its course. A Scepter from Israel will arise — Moab’s quarters it will crush, all the Children of Seth it will unsettle” (NUMBERS 24:17).

In the statement, Balaam alludes to two things – a Star of Jacob and a Sceptre from Israel. Both these two terms can be logically interchanged with King David as he was the only Jewish King associated with a star, and the sceptre of course was an insignia of royalty.  David, it goes without saying, was the scepter that was going to rule Israel some day. But the reference to David is secondary:  WHAT BALAAM WAS HERE TALKING ABOUT WAS NIBIRU, WHICH AT THIS JUNCTURE WAS 700 YEARS AWAY. It certainly was not nearing the ecliptic but it was en route. As explained in previous articles, Nibiru acquired the moniker “Star of Jacob” after Jacob sojourned there for about 300 years.

Balaam indicated that the Star of Jacob would pitch at “the end of days”.  In Christian pulpits, the term “last days” is spoken of in relation to that apocalyptic time when the reappearance of Jesus will loom large. That is patently untrue. According to Sumerian records, THE END OF DAYS OR LAST DAYS REFERRED TO THE CONCLUDING YEARS OF A ZODIACAL AGE. Thus, what Balaam was saying was that Nibiru would materialise as the Age of Aries (2220 to 60 BC) drew to a close. 

Balaam employed the term “end of days” to echo the words Jacob, the progenitor of the 12 tribes of Israel, had used on his deathbed as he pronounced forth his last will and testament to his sons. “Come gather together,” Jacob said, “that I may tell you that which shall befall you at the end of days” (GENESIS 49:1). I am sure Balaam did say much more on the subject of Nibiru, which the Jewish scribes disregarded as it was privileged information.

ANTICIPATED PLANET OF THE CROSSING DEPICTED AS A CROSS

In Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, and Egyptian pictography, Nibiru was ordinarily depicted as a winged disc.  This was during that phase of its 3600-year cosmic circuit when it was “far away in heaven, to the rear of the horizon” as per Egyptian hymns. However, when the planet’s return was anticipated, its emblem changed altogether. IT WAS NOW DEPICTED AS A RADIATING CROSS OR JUST AN ORDINARY CROSS TO ACCORD WITH ITS NAME, NIBIRU, WHICH MEANT “THE PLANET OF THE CROSSING”.

Nibiru was the planet of the crossing because when it turned up in the ecliptic, it passed nearer the place where the planet Tiamat (which gave rise to planet Earth and the Asteroid belt when it was smashed into by Nibiru and its dreaded moons). This was between Mars and Jupiter. The Enuma Elish, an iconic Sumerian  text, testifies as such in these words: “Planet Nibiru: the Crossroads of Heaven and Earth it shall occupy …  Planet Nibiru: the central position he holds … Planet Nibiru: It is he who without tiring the midst of Tiamat keeps crossing; Let  ’Crossing’ be his name!”

In the 12th century BC, the cross as a symbol of Nibiru once again became fashionable.  In Babylon, Assyria, and elsewhere, kings wore the cross on their chests, like the Pope and devout Catholics do today. But there was more. Writes Zechariah Sitchin in his book The End of Days:  “That something unusual was expected was further evidenced on commemorative monuments called kudurru—‘rounded stones’— that were set up as boundary markers.

Inscribed with a text stating the terms of the border treaty (or land grant) and the oaths taken to uphold it, the kudurru was sanctified by symbols of the celestial gods. The divine zodiacal symbols — all twelve of them — were frequently depicted; orbiting above them were the emblems of the Sun, the Moon, and Nibiru. In another depiction, Nibiru was shown in the company of Earth (the seventh planet) and the Moon (and the umbilical-cutter symbol for Ninmah).”

PHARAOH DAVID’S GENERAL SETS SIGHT ON THRONE

Let us at this juncture do a flashback to the days of Egypt’s 21st dynasty. Exactly seven pharaohs spanned this dynasty. The most familiar of these are Siamun and his son Psusennes II.  In the Bible, the two are referred to as Jesse and David respectively.  DAVID WAS THE LAST PHARAOH OF JEWISH ORIGIN TO RULE EGYPT. Exactly how long David ruled Egypt is not certain but estimates range from 14 to 35 years in the 10th century BC, that is,  somewhere between 1000 and 900 BC.

King David was one of the few pharaohs who were simultaneously king and high-priest – a  Melchizedek. The  Bible affirms this duality when it says David was simultaneously high priest and king (“The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek” as per PSALM 110:4) though when he was ruling in Canaan  he voluntarily waived the status of high priest and entrusted it to Zadok. It is likely that he indeed did that as being a warrior king, he wanted to devote himself to matters of warfare and territorial conquests.    

Now, although David was King, he was almost overshadowed by his general. This was Shosheng.  One account of the stature of Shosheng reads in part thus: “He had the strength of the Egyptian military behind him as commander-in-chief of all the armies and was also a trusted adviser to Psusennes II. He was noted in the Theban records as ‘Great Chief of the Meshwesh’, who originally were recruited from Libyan tribes as essentially an internal police force.”

Following in the tradition of past pharaohs who wished to consolidate their hold  on  power safeguard their thrones from powerful personages with covetous eyes, David had Shosheng  marry his ravishingly beautiful daughter Maatkare. In the Bible, Maatkare is known  as Maakhah-Tamar or more familiarly Bathsheba. However, Shosheng was  far from appeased by David’s gesture. David  was a Jew and Shosheng was of Libyan origin.

Libyans as a race were much closer to Egyptians than Jews and as far as Shosheng was concerned David was practically a usurper. In fact,  although Shosheng was originally Libyan, he was in truth an Egyptian in that his family had lived in Egypt for generations. Thus it was that that Shosheng set about plotting David’s ouster, with David not harbouring the slightest suspicion in that he was a son-in-law. 

DAVID OVERTHROWN AS EGYPTIAN PHARAOH

Meanwhile, the countdown to the return of Nibiru was proceeding apace and Anunnaki focus  was on Canaan. It was not yet at feverpitch, but the buzz was there. Thus far, Canaan had been ruled by judges and judges were not kings. As such, the domain was politically fragmented and from time to time Jewish tribes even went to war against each other: it was only when they had a common enemy that they regrouped and fought as a unit.

THE ANUNNAKI NOW DECIDED IT WAS TIME CANAAN HAD AN OVERARCHING KING TO UNITE THE DOMAIN AND TO BEGIN THE COUNTDOWN TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FORMAL TEMPLE. The person who was so installed was Saul,  of the tribe of Benjamin. Saul was tall, handsome, and a formidable warrior. Moreover, the geopolitically strategic city of Jerusalem was located in Benjamite territory and so it was fitting that a king come from there. 

But it seems Saul was a king in a caretaker capacity only. He was more of a viceroy than king, meaning he still was subordinate to King David, who at the time was ruling in Egypt. Circa 988 BC, David travelled to Canaan, perhaps to check on how Saul was faring as his viceroy. During his absence, General Shosheng seized power in Egypt  and was crowned as Pharaoh Shosheng  I. Shosheng’s accession marked the end of the 21st dynasty and the beginning of the 22nd dynasty. IT ALSO FOREVER ENDED ENLILITE ROLE IN THE AFFAIRS OF EGYPT.

Having lost Egypt, David decided to take the reins, substantively, of Canaan, but Saul gave him the middle finger, whereupon a ebbing and flowing civil war arose between David and he. It was David who ultimately and fortuitously triumphed to become the second Israelite King of Canaan when Soul was killed during a battle with the Philistines, the Israelites’ mortal enemies who told are known as Palestinians.

DAVID MARRIES HIS OWN DAUGHTER

Although David is the most revered of Israel’s kings, he had a whole host of shortcomings. One of these was a tendency to promiscuity, having married at least 8 wives and sired at least 19 children. One upshot of his lecherous ways was that he had Uriah, one of his generals, deliberately abandoned at the battlefront and therefore killed, all because there was one secret which he didn’t want the nation to get to know about. This was that he had committed adultery with Uriah’s wife and made her pregnant.

Worse still, Uriah’s wife was not an ordinary woman: she was a princess. This was Princess Bathsheba, King David’s own daughter. KING DAVID, FOLKS, NOT ONLY HAD AN INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS MARRIED DAUGHTER BUT HE ALSO TIED THE KNOT WITH HER AFTER THE TACTICAL ELIMINATION OF HER HUSBAND.

The story of David having schemed the death of Uriah over the matter of a pregnant Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife, is a well-known one. It is related in 2 SAMUEL 11:1-26, 12:15-25. However, the biblical story is heavily doctored: it is not entirely authentic. As biblical scholar Elizabeth Fletcher rightly puts it, “The story of Bathsheba’s seduction as we have it in the Bible was edited by court story-tellers during the reign of her son Solomon, and doubtless influenced by Bathsheba and her son”. It was word that was put out by King Solomon that the scribes ran away with and not the real story. So what is the true story?

Of David’s 8 official wives, one was known as Maakhah. Maakhah, we learn from the Bible, had a daughter known as Tamar. Her full names were Maakhah-Tamar. It was through one of Maakhah-Tamar’s male descendents, Joseph, that Jesus was born into this world. TO HISTORY, MAAKHAH-TAMAR IS BEST KNOWN AS BATHSHEBA. Bathsheba means “Daughter of Sheba”. What was/who was Sheba?

Sheba has two closely-related connotations. The first has to do with a city, actually a star city in that it housed the most important figure of the day in northern Egypt, King David. The city was Avaris, the capital of northern Egypt. The second has to do with David himself. As related in previous articles, David’s throne name was Pashebakaenat. Pashebakaenat can be abbreviated as simply Sheba, meaning “Star”. Thus Bathsheba, it turns out, was David’s daughter. She was the daughter of the Star (David) of the Star City (Avaris).

What happened was that whilst Bathsheba was married to Uriah, David made her pregnant (whilst Uriah was away on duty) and fearing the enormity of the scandal if it became public knowledge, he arranged for Uriah to be killed. After Uriah’s demise, David went on to marry Bathsheba, his own daughter, secretly and in heed of the preconditions she imposed on him declared her his seniormost wife. Thus whilst the palace personnel knew about what had transpired, the body politic had no idea. Remember, there were no newspapers, radio, or television those days. But news has a way of filtering its way into the public domain; hence a secret doesn’t remain so forever.

SOLOMOM INHERITS AFTER DAVID AGAINST ALL ODDS

It was by Bathsheba that King David had Solomon, even today reputed as the wisest man who ever lived, and another son of some fame, Absalom. Sometime after Solomon had succeeded to the throne, we’re told a certain “Queen of Sheba” paid a visit on him. That is the spin the biblical scribes put on the event. THE QUEEN OF SHEBA WAS ACTUALLY QUEEN MOTHER BATHSHEBA. Solomon was visited by his mother Bathsheba. Josephus reports that the queen who visited Solomon was the Queen of Egypt and Ethiopia.

An Egyptian Pharaoh, as King David was, had jurisdiction over Egypt and other territories up to and including Ethiopia. As King David’s widow, Bathsheba, who was David’s favourite wife, was a queen. But at the time she visited King Solomon, Bathsheba was no more than Queen Mother as David had passed on. According to Josephus, Bathsheba presented Solomon with “twenty talents of gold, and an immense quantity of spices and precious stones”. That was simply a mother showing affection toward his son, who didn’t need such a lavish gift anyway as he was already the richest man in the whole wide world.

The Bible also informs us that Bathsheba as a teenager was raped by her paternal half-brother Amnon and that when the rape was reported to David, he did nothing. Again that is totally false: Amnon did not rape Bathsheba. It explains why David didn’t act against him. AMNON, WHO WAS DAVID’S ELDEST SON AND THEREFORE HEIR APPARENT, WANTED TO MARRY BATHSHEBA WITH A VIEW TO INHERITING THE DAVIDIC THRONE HASSLE-FREE SINCE FOR ONE TO SUCCEED TO A THRONE, HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MARRIED TO A HALF-SISTER AND THE DAUGHTER OF THE SENIORMOST WIFE.

So Amnon kept pestering Bathsheba and Bathsheba seemingly was interested. However, Amnon’s designs on Bathsheba troubled Absalom, Bathsheba’s full brother, as a result of which he had Amnon murdered. It was not about immorality: it all was politics. Amnon was too ambitious for Absalom’s liking. At some stage, Absalom rebelled against King David, incensed that David had anointed Solomon, who was at once his son and grandson, to take over from him upon his death.

Absalom’s ire stemmed from the fact that Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, was junior to his own mother and so did not deserve to be seniormost wife. As such, Solomon did not deserve to be King when he was born to a junior mother who was at once David’s daughter. Absalom was killed in the uprising by King David’s general Joab. Adonija, David’s surviving eldest son, then had a tilt at the throne too but he lacked the crucial endorsement Solomon received from the prophet Nathan, high priest Zadok, and head of King David’s Secret Service Benaiah. That was how Solomon became King at the expense of David’s other sons who were older than him.

NEXT WEEK:   “A STAR OF JACOB IS ON ITS COURSE”

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In 2005, the Business & Economic Advisory Council (BEAC) pitched the idea of the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to the Mogae Administration.

It took five years before the SEZ policy was formulated, another five years before the relevant law was enacted, and a full three years before the Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) became operational.

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With the passing of Joshua’s generation, General Atiku, the promised peace and prosperity of a land flowing with milk and honey disappeared, giving way to chaos and confusion.

Maybe Joshua himself was to blame for this shambolic state of affairs. He had failed to mentor a successor in the manner Moses had mentored him. He had left the nation without a central government or a human head of state but as a confederacy of twelve independent tribes without any unifying force except their Anunnaki gods.

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‘RO, ‘RO ‘RO YOUR ‘BOT

23rd September 2020

If I say the word ‘robot’ to you,  I can guess what would immediately spring to mind –  a cute little Android or animal-like creature with human or pet animal characteristics and a ‘heart’, that is to say to say a battery, of gold, the sort we’ve all seen in various movies and  tv shows.  Think R2D2 or 3CPO in Star Wars, Wall-E in the movie of the same name,  Sonny in I Robot, loveable rogue Bender in Futurama,  Johnny 5 in Short Circuit…

Of course there are the evil ones too, the sort that want to rise up and eliminate us  inferior humans – Roy Batty in Blade Runner, Schwarzenegger’s T-800 in The Terminator,  Box in Logan’s Run,  Police robots in Elysium and  Otomo in Robocop.

And that’s to name but a few.  As a general rule of thumb, the closer the robot is to human form, the more dangerous it is and of course the ultimate threat in any Sci-Fi movie is that the robots will turn the tables and become the masters, not the mechanical slaves.  And whilst we are in reality a long way from robotic domination, there are an increasing number of examples of  robotics in the workplace.

ROBOT BLOODHOUNDS Sometimes by the time that one of us smells something the damage has already begun – the smell of burning rubber or even worse, the smell of deadly gas. Thank goodness for a robot capable of quickly detecting and analyzing a smell from our very own footprint.

A*Library Bot The A*Star (Singapore) developed library bot which when books are equipped with RFID location chips, can scan shelves quickly seeking out-of-place titles.  It manoeuvres with ease around corners, enhances the sorting and searching of books, and can self-navigate the library facility during non-open hours.

DRUG-COMPOUNDING ROBOT Automated medicine distribution system, connected to the hospital prescription system. It’s goal? To manipulate a large variety of objects (i.e.: drug vials, syringes, and IV bags) normally used in the manual process of drugs compounding to facilitate stronger standardisation, create higher levels of patient safety, and lower the risk of hospital staff exposed to toxic substances.

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY ROBOTS Applications include screw-driving, assembling, painting, trimming/cutting, pouring hazardous substances, labelling, welding, handling, quality control applications as well as tasks that require extreme precision,

AGRICULTURAL ROBOTS Ecrobotix, a Swiss technology firm has a solar-controlled ‘bot that not only can identify weeds but thereafter can treat them. Naio Technologies based in southwestern France has developed a robot with the ability to weed, hoe, and assist during harvesting. Energid Technologies has developed a citrus picking system that retrieves one piece of fruit every 2-3 seconds and Spain-based Agrobot has taken the treachery out of strawberry picking. Meanwhile, Blue River Technology has developed the LettuceBot2 that attaches itself to a tractor to thin out lettuce fields as well as prevent herbicide-resistant weeds. And that’s only scratching the finely-tilled soil.

INDUSTRIAL FLOOR SCRUBBERS The Global Automatic Floor Scrubber Machine boasts a 1.6HP motor that offers 113″ water lift, 180 RPM and a coverage rate of 17,000 sq. ft. per hour

These examples all come from the aptly-named site www.willrobotstakemyjob.com    because while these functions are labour-saving and ripe for automation, the increasing use of artificial intelligence in the workplace will undoubtedly lead to increasing reliance on machines and a resulting swathe of human redundancies in a broad spectrum of industries and services.

This process has been greatly boosted by the global pandemic due to a combination of a workforce on furlough, whether by decree or by choice, and the obvious advantages of using virus-free machines – I don’t think computer viruses count!  For example, it was suggested recently that their use might have a beneficial effect in care homes for the elderly, solving short staffing issues and cheering up the old folks with the novelty of having their tea, coffee and medicines delivered by glorified model cars.  It’s a theory, at any rate.

Already, customers at the South-Korean  fast-food chain No Brand Burger can avoid any interaction with a human server during the pandemic.  The chain is using robots to take orders, prepare food and bring meals out to diners.  Customers order and pay via touchscreen, then their request is sent to the kitchen where a cooking machine heats up the buns and patties. When it’s ready, a robot ‘waiter’ brings out their takeout bag.   

‘This is the first time I’ve actually seen such robots, so they are really amazing and fun,’ Shin Hyun Soo, an office worker at No Brand in Seoul for the first time, told the AP. 

Human workers add toppings to the burgers and wrap them up in takeout bags before passing them over to yellow-and-black serving robots, which have been compared to Minions. 

Also in Korea, the Italian restaurant chain Mad for Garlic is using serving robots even for sit-down customers. Using 3D space mapping and other technology, the electronic ‘waiter,’ known as Aglio Kim, navigates between tables with up to five orders.  Mad for Garlic manager Lee Young-ho said kids especially like the robots, which can carry up to 66lbs in their trays.

These catering robots look nothing like their human counterparts – in fact they are nothing more than glorified food trolleys so using our thumb rule from the movies, mankind is safe from imminent takeover but clearly  Korean hospitality sector workers’ jobs are not.

And right there is the dichotomy – replacement by stealth.  Remote-controlled robotic waiters and waitresses don’t need to be paid, they don’t go on strike and they don’t spread disease so it’s a sure bet their army is already on the march.

But there may be more redundancies on the way as well.  Have you noticed how AI designers have an inability to use words of more than one syllable?  So ‘robot’ has become ‘bot’ and ‘android’ simply ‘droid?  Well, guys, if you continue to build machines ultimately smarter than yourselves you ‘rons  may find yourself surplus to requirements too – that’s ‘moron’ to us polysyllabic humans”!

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