"The Isrealites burned all the towns.
They took all the plunder and spoils,
to Moses and Eleazar the priest
at their camp on the plains of Moab
by the Jordan across from Jericho."
MOSES MENTIONS MOAB
Advanced cluster bombs have been used.
They are called MOABs, or
Massive Ordnance Airburst Bombs
(or Mother Of All Bombs).
The following reading from the Old Testament describes the Israelites' advance toward the Promised Land (present day Palestine) from MOAB (present day Jordan). I wonder if there is some hidden meaning in the USA giving their latest weapon a Biblical name, or is it just a coincidence? The following excerpt from the Jewish-Christian Bible talks about MOAB and has other eerie similarities to present-day events [March 2003] in the Middle East, most recently Iraq with the frenzied looting of Baghdad after being destroyed by Americans fighting for Israel's cause. ~ Jackie Jura
Numbers, chapter 31, verses 1-53
[Numbers is the 4th book of Moses, author of the first 5 books of the Old Testament. Moses claims to be speaking for God.]
The Lord said to Moses, "Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.
So Moses said to the people, "Arm some of your men to go to war against the Midianites and to carry out the Lord's vengeance on them. Send into battle a thousand men from each of the tribes of Israel: So twelve thousand men armed for battle, a thousand from each tribe, were supplied from the clans of Israel. Moses sent them into battle, a thousand from each tribe, along with Phinethas, son of Eleasar, the priest, who took with him articles from the sanctuary and the trumpets for signaling.
They fought against Midian, as the Lord commanded Moses, and killed every man. Among their victims were Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba -- the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword. The Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder. They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps. They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals, and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho.
Moses, Eleasar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet them outside the camp. Moses was angry with the officers of the army - the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds - who returned from the battle.
Have you allowed all the woman to live? he asked them. They were the ones who followed Balaam's advice and were the means of turning the Israelites away from the Lord in what happened at Peor, so that a plague struck the Lord's people. Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
All of you who have killed anyone or touched anyone who was killed must stay outside the camp seven days. On the third and seventh days you must purify yourselves and your captives. Purify every garment as well as everything made of leather, goat hair or wood.
Then Eleasar the priest said to the soldeirs who had gone into battle, "This is the requirement of the law that the Lord gave Moses: Gold, silver, bronze, iron, tin, lead and anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean. But it must also be purified with the water of cleansing. And whatever cannot withstand fire must be put through that water. On the seventh day wash your clothes and you will be clean. Then you may come into the camp.
Dividing the Spoils
The Lord said to Moses, "You and Eleasar the priest and the family heads of the community are to count all the people and animals that were captured. Divide the spoils between the soldiers who took part in the battle and the rest of the community. From the soldiers who fought in the battle, set apart as tribute for the Lord one out of every five hundred, whether persons, cattle, donkeys, sheep or goats. Take this tribute from their half share and give it to Eleasar the priest as the Lord's part. From the Israelites half, select one out of every fifty, whether person, cattle, donkeys, sheep, goats or other animals. Give them to the Livites, who are responsible for the care of the Lord's tabernacle. So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord commanded Moses.
The plunder remaining from the spoils that the soldiers took was 675,000 sheep, 72,000 cattle, 61,000 donkeys and 32,000 women who had never slept with a man.
The half share of those who fought in the battle was:
337,500 sheep, of which the tribute for the Lord was 675;
36,000 cattle, or which the tribute for the Lord was 72;
30,500 donkeys, of which the tribute for the Lord was 61;
16,000 people, of which the tribute for the Lord was 32.
Moses gave the tribute to Eleazar the priest as the Lord's part, as the Lord commanded Moses.
The half belonging to the Israelites, which Moses set apart from that of the fighting men - the community's half - was 337,500 sheep, 36,000 cattle, 30,500 donkeys and 16,000 people. From the Israelites half, Moses selected one out of every fifty persons and animals, as the Lord commanded him, and gave them to the Levites, who were responsible for the care of the Lord's tabernacle.
Then the officers who were over the units of the army - the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds - went to Moses and said to him, "Your servants have counted the soldiers under our command, and not one is missing. So we have brought as an offering to the Lord the gold articles each of us acquired - armlets, bracelets, signet rings, earrings and necklaces - to make atonement for ourselves before the Lord.
Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted from them the gold - all the crafted articles. All the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds that Moses and Eleazar presented as a gift to the Lord weighed 16,750 shekels. Each soldier had taken plunder for himself. Moses and Eleazar the priest accepted the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds and brought it into the Tent of Meeting as a memorial for the Israelites before the Lord. [from New International Version Study Bible]
TACTITUS ON THE ORIGIN OF THE HEBREWS
DOAB (Russia tests Daddy Of All Bombs - even bigger than America's MOAB)
MOAB EXPLOSION on You Tube (Mother Of All Bombs)
MOAB BOMB A WMD
HOW MOAB WORKS (currently the largest conventional bomb (as opposed to a nuclear bomb) in the U.S. arsenal:- weighs 21,000 pounds (9,525 kg); is 30 feet long and 40.5 inches in diameter; is satellite-guided, making it a very large "smart bomb"; it bursts about 6 feet (1.8 meters) above the ground...)
Cluster bomb kills Lebanese child (Israel fired 4-million into Lebanon; one-million failed to explode) & Israel admits phospherous bombing (and laser bombs on civilians). Aljazeera/BBC, Oct 23, 2006
Israel asks USA for more cluster bombs (against civilians in populated areas). SydneyHerald, Aug 11, 2006
40,000 police & army circle Baghdad (675 checkpoints at 23 entry-points 24 hours a day). AP Fort Wayne, May 27, 2005. Go to IRAQ HELL BAGHDAD BRACELET
Human sacrifice as entertainment (churches taking kids to crucifixion; beating that lasts 45 minutes; cat-o'-nine-tails ripping flesh; hands nailed & arm pulled from socket; body lanced & blood showers down). USA Today, Feb 17, 2004. Go to HUMAN SACRIFICE IN BIBLE
5,000 pastors cheer Mel Gibson's movie. Washington Times, Jan 22, 2004 & 'Passion' and Intrique. WallStreetJournal, Jan 22, 2004 (high priests of Jews & Christians agree "It is as it was" and hope everyone buys ticket for THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST where Mel Gibson lifts the festering scab and shows a human sacrifice of someone they say is God). Go to MOSES & SUGARCANDY MOUNTAIN
Famed Iraq museum plundered (10,000 yrs of civilization gone). Wash Post, Apr 12, 2003. Go to BAGHDAD PLUNDERED
USA moves MOAB bombs (ready for next mission). Space War, Apr 10, 2003 Baghdad: the day after (arson-anarchy-looting-savagery). Independent, Apr 10, 2003 Test of massive bomb in Florida (world's most powerful non-nuke). Herald Trib, Mar 10, 2003. See images of new MOAB weapon & Brimstone & Fire of Moab (http://www.numeira.com.jo/numeira/dead_sea.htm) Midianites: An Arabian tribe descended from Midian Questions about Godís cruelty against the Midianites? FRIENDS AT ARMAGEDDON and ZIONISM IN AMERICA and BIG BROTHER SYMBOLISM Jackie Jura email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The US Air Force is moving several 21,000-pound MOAB bombs, the largest US conventional bomb, to the Gulf region, a US defense official said Wednesday. It was not clear what the air force intends to do with the bombs, which are most effective against troops or tanks in open areas. "What we were told today is that they are on the way," said the defense official, who asked not to be identified. He said several were being shipped to the Gulf region. MOAB stands for Massive Ordnance Air Blast, but it is known informally as the "mother of all bombs." Developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base in Florda, where it was tested last month, the bomb is a larger version of the 15,000 pound "daisy cutter." The "daisy cutter" was used in Vietnam to clear jungle for helicopter landing pads, in the 1991 Gulf War to clear minefields and in Afghanistan to clear caves and strike fear into al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters. The MOAB has a satellite guidance system and a tail kit to steer it to within about 13 meters (14 yards) of its target. It is too big to be dropped normally. It is dragged out of the back of a C-130 cargo plane by a parachute.
They were virtually the rulers of Arabia, being the dominant tribe. Like all Arabians, they were a nomad people. They early engaged in commercial pursuits. It was to one of their caravans that Joseph was sold (Gen. 37:28, 36). The next notice of them is in connection with Moses' flight from Egypt (Ex. 2:15-21). Here in Midian Moses became the servant and afterwards the son-in-law of Reuel or Jethro, the priest. After the Exodus, the Midianites were friendly to the Israelites so long as they traversed only their outlying pasture-ground on the west of the Arabah; but when, having passed the southern end of Edom, they entered into the land of Midian proper, they joined with Balak, the king of Moab, in a conspiracy against them (Num. 22:4-7). Balaam, who had been sent for to curse Israel, having utterly failed to do so, was dismissed by the king of Moab; nevertheless he still tarried among the Midianites, and induced them to enter into correspondence with the Israelites, so as to bring them into association with them in the licentious orgies connected with the worship of Baal-peor. This crafty counsel prevailed. The Israelites took part in the heathen festival, and so brought upon themselves a curse indeed. Their apostasy brought upon them a severe punishment. A plague broke out amongst them, and more than twenty-four thousand of the people perished (Num. 25:9). But the Midianites were not to be left unpunished. A terrible vengeance was denounced against them. A thousand warriors from each tribe, under the leadership of Phinehas, went forth against them. The Midianites were utterly routed. Their cities were consumed by fire, five of their kings were put to death, and the whole nation was destroyed (Josh. 13:21, 22). Balaam also perished by the sword, receiving the "wages of his unrighteousness" (Num. 31:8; 2 Pet. 2:15). The whole of the country on the east of Jordan, now conquered by the Israelites (see SIHON; OG), was divided between the two tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh. Some two hundred and fifty years after this the Midianites had regained their ancient power, and in confederation with the Amalekites and the "children of the east" they made war against their old enemies the Israelites, whom for seven years they oppressed and held in subjection. They were at length assailed by Gideon in that ever-memorable battle in the great plain of Esdraelon, and utterly destroyed (Judg. 6:1-ch. 7). Frequent allusions are afterwards made to this great victory (Ps. 83:10, 12; Isa. 9:4; 10:6). They now wholly pass away from the page of history both sacred and profane.
What possible reason could Moses have given in order to justify this horrendous act of genocide? After all, wasn't he the great "law giver"? He claimed that Yahweh, the God of Israel, ordered him to do this, because the Midianites worshiped a deity named Baal Peor. The Midianites felt that Baal Peor was nature's god, the creator of the universe, whereas the Israelites believed that their god Yahweh was the creator. .. So, in effect, what we have here is a demonization of those people who refer to the creator by a different name. These people are accused of worshiping a false god. The Bible is rife with examples of God's acting in a manner inconsistent with goodnessÖ consider the passage relating the story of Israel's war with Midian (Num. 31), wherein God sanctions the very crimes that he should abhor, namely, murder, rape, enslavement, and child abuse.
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Baghdad: the day after (arson-anarchy-looting-savagery). Independent, Apr 10, 2003
Test of massive bomb in Florida (world's most powerful non-nuke). Herald Trib, Mar 10, 2003. See images of new MOAB weapon & Brimstone & Fire of Moab (http://www.numeira.com.jo/numeira/dead_sea.htm)
Midianites: An Arabian tribe descended from Midian Questions about Godís cruelty against the Midianites? FRIENDS AT ARMAGEDDON and ZIONISM IN AMERICA and BIG BROTHER SYMBOLISM Jackie Jura email: email@example.com
Questions about Godís cruelty against the Midianites?
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