Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Two Witnesses

On face value, the Two Witnesses are
plainly representative, if not literally,
Moses and Elijah. I have decided to
do a study on it, and I'll expand on
it in this one post.

The Hebrew word "eyd" first
appears in Genesis 31:44

Now therefore come thou,
let us make a covenant
, I and thou; and let it be
for a witness 05707
between me and thee.

Deu 17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three
witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put
to death; [but] at the mouth of one witness he shall
not be put to death.

[05707] `ed

Hebrew for H5707



Part of Speech

masculine noun

TWOT Reference

Outline of Biblical Usage

1) witness

a) witness, testimony, evidence (of things)

b) witness (of people)

Exd 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness 05707
against thy neighbour

Very early in the Bible, the LAW is established,
and this LAW forms the skeleton and
foundation of our common law today. One
of the most vital and immediate imperatives
was to establish means of discerning
right vs. wrong, especially to have a
standard of evidence, same as our
laws, today.

The earliest structure of truth was
built and relied on testimony from two
or three witnesses.

Why is one witness insufficient in this
purpose? I believe that it is because one
person can provide FALSE testimony.
One person has a weaker burden to
compel him to tell the truth, especially
when giving false testimony was
self-serving, or given to boost his
agenda. But, falsehood becomes
less likely to stand when two or
more are connected in a conspiracy.
In fact, even with just 2 witnesses,
there is a much greater chance of
telling the truth, or discovering a
criminal conspiracy.

This can be proven mathematically...

The man who developed
"Game theory" John Nash, who
was the subject of "A Beautiful Mind"
actually provided the structure for
such a calculation.

Nash's theorem has been applied to
criminal behavior. His logic and
precise odds in calculating this
phenomena relates to precisely
the unlikely odds of multiple co-conspirators
being able to keep a lie going. This has
become a beacon in criminology.
With each co-conspirator, there
are logarithmic changes in the
odds, not only in the way law
enforcement can manipulate
suspects to believe their
accomplices have already
ratted them out, but, in the
increasing burden of maintaining
a falsehood, with each member
of a conspiracy over time.

After creating the universe,
our world, human and
animal kingdom, God gave authority
over this world to mankind. To
govern wisely, His CHOSEN were
given the LAW. There is nothing
more sacred or holy in our lives
than the LAW.

He chose Moses as His instrument
of divine change and instruction.
The doctrine of life was written
by the hand of God upon the
rock slates which Moses delivered
to the children of Israel, at Mt.

As we await our own Apocalypse,
or unveiling, Moses was the first
to be initiated into understanding
divine wisdom and morality.

This is why Moses was the first
witness, and one of the Two
Witnesses, spoken of in prophecy.

It's become fashionable to be
an outlaw these days, but, that
only tells us how far we've fallen
from the divine purpose that
the LORD created man for.

God establishes the essential
precepts in Leviticus Law. One of
the essential truths is the command
to speak honestly and not to bear
false witness, or lie.

Through the course of receiving
the Leviticus laws, these ten pillars
of wisdom are defined more fully.
One of the most crucial imperatives
is truth, and for multiple
witnesses to establish truth.

Through two to three, an anchor
of truth and righteousness is
forged. This is true when we
consider YHWH, seen by
few, or represented by the
"Angel of the LORD" or
the pre-incarnate Christ.

It is from the testimony of two or more
when justice and judgment can be
meted out, when the truth is distilled
and reinforced, and lies discerned
and abandoned.

Herein lies our *Introduction to Sin.*

We take many of these things for
granted. Of course the truth is good,
but, still, we can easily lose the
importance of why truth is holy.

There is nothing more holy than
truth. We are given little information
about Satan, other than he is the
"father of all lies." We are told that
whosoever forms a lie does it out
of a sin nature that is destructive,
not only to the individual, but,
to innocent others.

Over and over in the LAW, this
precept of truth emerges from
the strength of multiple witnesses
and this standard is reinforced
throughout the dispensing of
the sacred laws of the Priesthood,
given to Aaron, Moses, and Miriam.

Numbers 35:30

Whoso killeth any person , '
the murderer shall be put to death
by the mouth of witnesses : but one
witness 05707 shall not testify against
any person [to cause him] to die .

Deu 5:20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness 05707
against thy neighbour 07453.

Deu 19:15 One witness 05707 shall not rise up
against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin , in
any sin that he sinneth : at the mouth of two 08147
witnesses 05707, or at the mouth of three
witnesses 05707, shall the matter be established .

So egregious is it to bear false witness
that the LAW is exact and merciless:

Deu 19:16 If a false witness rise up against any
man to testify against him [that which is]
Deu 19:17 Then both the men, between whom the
controversy [is], shall stand before the
LORD, before the priests and the judges,
which shall be in those days;
Deu 19:18 And the judges shall make diligent
inquisition: and, behold, [if] the witness
[be] a false witness, [and] hath testified
falsely against his brother;
Deu 19:19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had
thought to have done unto his brother:
so shalt thou put the evil away from
among you.

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