The Emeq Ha Melekh - The Copper Scroll, the Anointing Oil, the Temple Incense and the Ashes of the Red Heifer
Jeremiah and the Five Guardians of Solomon’s Temple Treasures
by Robert Mock MD
In part one of this series we became acquainted with the fascinating document, Emeq HaMelekh and the roles of five worthy men, Shimur Ha Levi, Haggai (Chaggai the Prophet), Zechariah son of Iddo, Zedekiah (Zidkiyah), Hezekiah (Hizkiyah), Hilkiyah, Ezra the Cohen, and Baruch son of Neriah the Scribe for Jeremiah who were commissioned on a secret mission to hide the treasures of Solomon’s Temple.
Under the command of King Josiah, the Prophet Jeremiah as recorded in the Book of Maccabees secreted, with these Jewish revolutionaries for the G-d of Abraham, the museum archives of the Nation of Israel. These treasures possessions were stored in Zedekiah’s Grotto or Cavern under the Temple Mount (Hiram As-Sharif) below the Temple of Solomon (Beit HaMikdash). There the Sanctuary of the Congregation (Mishkhan) described in the Torah, the Ark of the Covenant, the Menorah, the Altar of Incense were stored in times of security.
These were taken to a safe haven several miles from Jerusalem in the Valley of Achor, near the caves of the Essene community of Qumran famed for the Dead Sea Scrolls and in site of Mount Nebo.
This site was accessible by the extensive tunnels that extended from what is now known as Solomon’s (Schlomo’s) Quarries or Stables. Now in the Emeq HaMelekh, a group of Mishnahs, we can read the rest of the story of how the vast treasures that was saved for the future atonement of the chosen people of G-d at the time of the end.
Vendyl Jones and his Research Institute and the Temple Institute were prominent in the quest to find the Qalal, a pottery jug containing the Ashes of the Red Heifer, the Wilderness Sanctuary (Mishkhan) and the Ark of the Covenant.
This chapter we will be introduced to the discoveries of the of the Copper Scroll (Luach Nehoshet), the Anointing Oil (Shemen Afarsimon) which was used the anoint the prophets and the kings, the Temple Incense (Pitum haQetoret) and the special Incenses Spices prepared by the noted Jewish Avtinas family for the Jewish Temple.
The Qalal (Kalal) with Ashes of the Red Heifer still awaits discovery, for it was used according to the Seder Ha Olam during the dedication of the Sanctuary Tabernacle and without it the waters of purification needed to cleanse and purify a new Jewish Temple would not be possible.
Here the story of the ten red heifers that were to be killed before the time of the messiah (Maschiach) and the nine red heifers that were sacrifices for a sin offering between Sinai and the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE will be told.
It was the officiating priests, Ezra the Cohen, Shemon HaTzaddik, Yochanan High Priest, Hananel Egyptian, Ishmael Piabi who took the heifers ‘outside the camp’, across the Kidron Valley and over the Bridge of the Red Heifer to the Miphkad anointed altar on the Mount of Olives in the days before the destruction of the Temple of Solomon.
Whereas in Christian theology, the Prince of David, Yehoshua (Jesus), who was called “The Nazarene” was adapted into Roman Catholic theology as the Passover Pesach lamb, the Prince Yehoshua was also identified as an anti-type of the heifer that was slain or executed on a tree according to the Essene traditions as a sin offering on the Day of Atonement.
Now we will see that the extensive Jewish temple ritual of the burning of the red heifer was part of a literal Jewish drama, enacted every year since the days of King Solomon’s Temple in exquisite literal detail. It was also prophetically reenacted by the illegal nighttime trial of the Prince of David, Yehoshua, by the corrupt Sadducees who sat in judgment within the Sanhedrin in the Chamber of Hewn Stones.
This included a walk through the eastern gate of the temple, across the Kidron Valley where history has documented was executed on a tree as a final reenacting of the sacrifice of the red heifer on the Miphkad altar on the Mount of Olives.
Omens prior to the destruction of the temple by the Roman forces occurred during the forty years after the execution drama of Yehoshua when:
- The massive door called Hekel opened on its own by supernatural forces;
- The crimson cord also turned white as a portrayed in the aborted attempt to sacrifice the tenth red heifer.
- With the discovery of the mikvaot baths for the high priest above the Gihon Springs and the possibility of Solomon’s temple as being erected at this site, we will consider that the tenth red heifer was selected to be sacrificed during the Pesach ceremonies yet according to Essene traditions, the execution of the red heifer was aborted when the “red heifer” instead gave birth to a lamb.
- Type met anti-type on the temple mount as the true Pesach lamb, in the human body of the one called “The Nazarene” death drama of the death called Prince Yehoshua, the son of the Prince of David Yosef (Joseph), who was the brother of James the Just, in Essene traditions as Joseph of Arimathea.
These are the holy vessels and the vessels of the Temple that were in Jerusalem and in every place. They were inscribed by Shimur HaLevi and his companions, on a "Luach Nehoshet" (Copper Plate/Sheet), with all the Vessels of the Holy of Holies that Shlomo son of David made. And together with Shimur were Hizkiyahu, Zidkiyah, Haggai the Prophet, and Zechariah, son of Berachiah, son of Ido the Prophet.
The Copper Scroll called the Luach Nehoshet in this Mishnah, we now can portray in living reality as we see the five Temple treasury guardians working together laboriously as they inscribing on what is called the “Luach Nehoshet” or the brazen, brass or copper sheet or plate (Strong’s 5178 - nekj-o-sheth). This is our strongest evidence of the origin of the Copper Scroll found at Qumran.
The Copper Scroll by the West Semitic Research Project
The picture is now beginning to unfold. Zechariah and his famed end of times Oracles, with Haggai and his five exhortations which encouraged the speedy rebuilding of the temple of Zerubabbel, along with Zidkiyah(Zedekiah), the 1st civil leader of the newly returned Jerusalem community.
They with Hizkiyahu (Hezekiah) and Shimur HaLevi were all co-conspirators and accomplices in the secret spiritual and religious mission to preserve the sacred vessels of the Mishkan (Sanctuary) which included the articles of temple service in the renown Temple of Solomon (Shlomo)
The Legacy of the Copper Scroll
The Copper Scroll was part of the collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in May 1952 in cave Qvj3 in the caves of Qumran. It was first translated in 1956-57 after the archeologists designed a way to cut the copper sheets that had been rolled up into two copper rolls. Within the Copper Scroll it described the location of where the Qalal (the copper urn that hold the ashes of the red heifer) and the Temple treasures are hidden including possible cryptic references to the Ark of the Covenant, the Altar of Incense and other sacred furnishings of the Mishkhan, the Wilderness Sanctuary of the Congregation hid by the Prophet Jeremiah.
Yet most researchers believed that this scroll either was a forgery, or was part of the temple treasures of Herod’s Temple that were secreted away prior to its destruction from the Roman forces in 68-70 CE. So, the Copper Scroll lay ignored for over twenty years in the Museum of Amman, Jordan.
As M.A. Ben-Luria stated: “…the validity and authenticity of the Copper Scroll would remain in question until one single item mentioned in the scroll is discovered. Once something is found at Qumran that was listed among the 64 designated items and places in the Copper Scroll, the scroll’s validity would finally be unquestioned.”
The Holy Anointing Oil (Shemen Afarsimon)
And so, it was. In April 1988, the Vendyl Jones Research Institute in collaboration with Professor Yoseph Patrich, Benny Arubas and Benny Agur of the Hebrew University made an astounding discovery.
A juglet of the Shemen Afarsimon, the Holy Anointing Oil was discovered in Cave 13 (Jordan’s Cave #24). The Pharmaceutical Department of Hebrew University tested the substance inside the small juglet and gave their scholarly verification that it was the Shemen Afarsimon of Psalms 133.
Psalms 133 - “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments: as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing even life for evermore.”
This Anointing Oil was used by the Prophet Eli to anoint King Saul and later King David and Solomon, but also the High Priests of the Temple of the Lord and the Prophets. This oil was also used as a fragrance that was poured on the oblation to provide a ‘sweet smelling savor’ on the sacrifices.
According to the Jewish Torah scholars; in particular the Jewish Kabbalists, who write about the supernatural remedy called the segula which meant the “supernatural remedy” concerning the reading of the incense offering in front of the Mantle of the Most Holy Place. These august moments in temple service enactment spoke of the special benefits it brings upon the one who reads it from the parchment in the presence of the Holy One of Israel.
Our Torah scholars and, particularly, the kabbalists teach us about the segula (supernatural remedy) of reading the incense offering, and of the benefits it brings, especially when read from parchment.
Anyone who reads the scriptural account of the incense offering is as if he offered the incense in the Holy Temple himself. Its reading has the same power as when Aharon, the High Priest, used the (secret of the) incense offering to stop the plague and the Angel of Death.
The secret had to have been revealed to Moshe for a Heavenly Voice asked, 'Who revealed this secret to my children?'." Therefore, Moshe received the secret of the incense offering at the time of the Giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai from the Prosecuting Angel and passed it down to his brother, Aharon, the High Priest.Since then, we have this knowledge from generation to generation.
The recitation of the incense offering from a text written in Torah script is a segula for merit, wealth, and success in all endeavors. (Caf HaChaim-Chapt. 132, Sec. 23)
Also within the Copper Scroll, is documentation of the Holy Incense that was used to by the priests to sprinkle on the Altar of Incense in the Holy Temple. On April 8, 1992, the excavation team of Vendyl Jones Research Institute, was searching the strata in the Cultural Dome of the ‘hidden north entrance’ at the Cave of the Column”, when Glenda Hurst, a volunteer called out to Larry Banks, “Come over here and look at this. It’s some kind of red stuff that is very different.” The taste test and the smell test revealed an organic compound with a hint of cinnamon in it.
The samples, that were sent to Dr. Marvin Antelman with the Weizman Institute and Ya’acov Arkin at the Israel Institute of Geology, both determined that the substance was indeed organic, for the "density indicates that the material which is lighter than water is excluded from the category of red soil or red minerals......also the high percentage of ash is typical of plant source." In all, it was identified that this substance contained eight of the eleven spices present in the Pitum haQetoret (Temple Incense), all in a highly refined state.
This was again confirmed again at the laboratories at Bar-Ilan University. With the addition of two additional inorganic ingredients, Karsina Lye and Sodom Salt, which was found near-by in the same cave, ready to be mixed with the spices, the ingredients of the Holy Incense, the haQetoret, would be mixed to be used in the Temple services according to the Torah and the Talmud.
Later and more exhaustive testing and analysis by Dr. Terry Hutter, a paleo-botanist, who stated that not just eight ingredients, but ‘the red-brown spice sample is composed of nine different and unique plants. The plants are recognizable both by pollen and organic maceral types.” These plants types include.
- Three kinds of Cinnamon
There on the cave floor a total of eight hundred pounds of spices (600 kilos) were waiting to be mixed and transported to the Temple. This quantity of spices is significant because it is equivalent to the amount of spice used in one year of daily sacrifices in the Temple. In the Torah, only four ingredients are listed for the haQetoret, whereas the Mishnah lists eleven ingredients plus Sodom Salt and Karcina Lye.
It is also in the Mishnah that records that the Avtinas family were given charge and custody of the secret recipe of compounding the pharmaceutical mix of these spices and ingredients. The has been recorded that the fragrance of the haQetoret was so powerful that when it was being mixed, one could smell it clear over to Jericho, twelve miles north of Qumran.
Qalal, the Copper Urn that contained the Ashes of the Red Heifer
In March 2002, in a farm in Galilee, an Israeli rancher had a cow that gave birth to a red heifer that was born without blemish that is no white hairs on her body and face. After the heifer was a month old the Temple Institute was contacted and Rabbi Menachem Makeover and Rabbi Chaim Richman to inspect her. There they found this young heifer to be kosher and a potential candidate to become the 10th red heifer in Hebrew history.
The world press was abuzz with the news of the birth of a pure red heifer in the Land of Israel. The orthodox community of Israel was all astir, and the topic of discussion was when was the era of the Last Days and the 10th Red Heifer about to begin?
In the Siddur, called the Four Parshiot in the Parah, it states:
Four Parshiot in the Parah - “The hiding place of its (the red heifer) ashes will be revealed” and in the Mishnah, Tractate Parah it states that the tenth red heifer that will be burned will be done in the time when the Messiah (Moschiach) comes and restores a new Temple for His people.”
This young heifer was only a month old, yet within two to three years, if no more than three white or black hairs are found on her body, the orthodox Jews would have sufficient reason to take possession of the Temple Mount, where most of them feel the Temple of Solomon had been built and begin the construction of a new temple there.
The reports of the birth of a potential red heifer, though genetically rare in this age of advanced genetic knowledge and artificial insemination, are becoming more frequent.
According to an article in The Mid-East Dispatch, issue 237, the 16th of March 1997, that a six-month old red heifer had been born to a black and white cow and a dun colored bull, in the religious kibbutz, Kfar Hassidim, near the northern Israeli port of Haifa. This heifer called Molly, was also declared kosher, but within a year blemishes and imperfections were noted.
This arcane piece of Biblical knowledge on the purification rites of the red heifer has left the Christian community puzzled and the Islamic community in consternation.
In the beginning of the Israelite nation, Moses (Moshe) was standing on Mount Sinai and was given not only the two tablets of the Decalogue engraved on stone, but the Written Torah in which the letters (Words) were given one by one by the Lord of hosts to Moses for him to write down.
This was the Written Torah of the Hebrews which included the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture called the Pentateuch, which he was to write down as dictated to by the Lord of hosts.
On the other hand, the Lord spent 120 days, 40 days on three separate ascents by Moses, in which he revealed to Moses how these ordinances and commandments of the Lord were to be put or lived out in human life. This was called the Oral Torah.
The Mishkhan, the Tabernacle of the Congregation, built in the wilderness by the skills given to noble craftsman, called Bezaleel under the supervision of Moses, was dedicated according to the Seder Ha Olam on the 1st day of the 1st month (Nissan) in the second year of the Exodus (Jewish year 2449 from Adam).
The first day of services was completed and according to the Seder Olam, on the second day, Moses was instructed by the Lord of hosts to have the priest Eliezar, the priest, take a perfect red cow, under the age of three and who had not had a yoke put to her neck, and lead her out of the camp of Israel into the wilderness and slaughter her.
Numbers 19: 1-8 -
19:1 - “And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
19:2 - “This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord hath commanded saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:
19:3 - ‘And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:
19:4 - ‘And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:
19:5 - “And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
19:6 - ‘And the Priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.
19:7 - “Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even….
19:8 - “And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.
19:9 - ‘And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel (“as a keepsake for Israel’) for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
19:10 - “And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute forever.”
Holy Anointing Oil (Shemen Afarsimon
There in the wilderness that is outside the camp of the Israelites the red heifer was then burned with a mixture of cedar, hyssop and scarlet covering. Here the cedar, oil from the juniper bush in the Sinai desert, would cause a skin irritation, which would stimulate the applicant to vigorously rub the solution in their hands. The hyssop oil was known for its antiseptic properties, as Hyssop oil contained 50 percent carvacrol, and an antifungal and antibacterial medicinal agent.
The Preparation of the Ashes of the Red Heifer
Note carefully that we say burned, as this demonstrates that whole body of the heifer, even the blood and organs were burned to ashes. The ashes would then be made into a liquid paste and used in the water of purification that a Jew or Israelite must undergo in a ceremonial purification cleansing before they can enter the Temple complex.
The ashes were then gathered by another priest who was recognized to be ritually ‘clean’ and kept in a vessel in a place outside the camp of Israel that was also kept ritually ‘clean’. After that a small fragment of these ashes could be placed in water in a vessel or thrown upon a body of water. How do we know if this water was purified? According to the rabbinic tradition, if the surface of the water became disturbed when the ashes touched the water, then purification had occurred.
According to the historical records kept by the Jews in their Mishnah, a total of nine perfectly red heifers have been burned. In the Mishnah 5, called the Tractate Parah, these nine heifers burned in the sacrificial history of the Israelites and the Jews have been recorded.
- “The first heifer that was burned was under the supervision of Moses on that 2nd day of Nissan in the second year from the Exodus.
- The second heifer was burned under the supervision of Ezra;
- Two were burned by Shimon Ha Tzaddik;
- Two were burned by Yochanan, the High Priest, the seventh by Eliehoenai, the son of He-Kof, the eighth by Hanamel, the Egyptian,
- The ninth by Ishmael, son of Piabi and the
- Tenth will be burned in the time of the Maschiach (Messiah).”
In this same tractate, Mishnah 5, it uncovered the conditions that would be vital to purify the future generations of Jews and Israelites at the end of times. The oracles of G-d state over and over that the chosen people were to be a Holy People and a Holy Nation. The rites of purification were therefore applicable not only to the people of G-d but also to the Land. For the rites of purification to exist in the End of Times, the ashes of the tenth heifer must be mingled with the ashes of the previous nine heifers.
In the days of the first and the second temples, the ashes were divided into three parts. The first lot of ashes was kept by the Levites who guarded the entrance of the Temple. The second lot of ashes was kept on Anointment Hill, now called the Mount of Olives. It was on that sacred mount that the prophets and the kings were anointed.
It was also on that site that the priest would be purified in a ceremony that was deemed necessary before he could burn the body of another red heifer. The third lot was placed in the chail, a portion of the wall approximating the Women’s Gallery of the Temple.
Yet a puzzle still exists. If you will notice, from the time of Moses and the dedication of the Sanctuary of the Congregation at Mount Sinai until the fall and destruction of the Temple of Solomon, the ashes of only one red heifer was used in the purification of the priests and the temple.
This suggests that the Wilderness Tabernacle (the Mishkhan) until the end of the days of Solomon stayed in a state of ritual purity in which very little of the ashes of the red heifer had to be used.
After the death of Solomon and the split of the House of Judah from the House of Israel, the Temple services still remained a strong moral force in the Land of Judah, until the days of King Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, a king with such evil in his heart that he sold the physical and moral fiber of the Kingdom of Judah to the Devil.
2 Chron. 33:2-4,5-7,9 (parts)- “He did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abomination of the nations whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel. For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. …he built altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord. And he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists.
He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. He even set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of G-d….so Manasseh seduced Judah and the inhabitance of Jerusalem to do more-evil than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel”
It was the reforms with the subsequent purification and dedication of the Temple, plus bringing the Ark of the Covenant from its hiding place in the bowels of Solomon’s Grotto a thousand feet under the Temple by the twelve-year old King Josiah, it appeared that the ashes of Moses’ Red Heifer were almost fully used up. At the end of Josiah’s reign, the Prophet Jeremiah advised that the Ark and the Wilderness Sanctuary be hidden permanently.
After the return of the Jewish exiles from Babylon, the second Red Heifer was sacrificed, apparently to rededicate the new Zerubbabel’s Temple to the Lord. During the years from 520 BCE (350 BCE by Jewish yearly calculations), until 70 CE when Temple of Herod was ransacked and destroyed, eight more heifers were slaughtered.
This suggests that from 1585 BCE to 538 BCE, over one thousand years, ritual purity was maintained within the Sanctuary and the Temple complexes, yet for the last 420 years until the destruction of Herod’s Temple, there was a constant and repetitive breech in the rites of purification of the priests and the temple as given by the L-rd of hosts to Moses.
According to the traditions of the Jews, the hierarchy of the temple priests became more and more aware that the sacrificial system within the temple was corrupted and not accepted in the eyes of the Lord of hosts.
Note what the Talmud states occurred at the time of the of the execution of the Prince of David, Yehoshua by the High Priests of the House of Ananias and the corrupt Sadducees of that era.
Shabbat 15a - “Forty years before the destruction of Jerusalem, the Sanhedrin was banished (from the Chamber of Hewn Stones in the Temple) and sat in the trading Station (in the Temple to the east of the former Chamber)”
Yoma 39b - “Our rabbis taught: During the last forty years before the destruction of the Temple, the lot (‘For the Lord’) did not come up in the right hand; nor did the crimson colored strap become white; nor did the western most light (the three-lamp shaft with seven lamps each on the right side of the Menorah nearest the Holy of Holiest) shine; and the doors of the Hekel (the large doors into the Holy Place) would open by themselves.”
What has been little revealed, was the genealogical evidence that the High Priest of King Herod’s Temple in the last three decades of the BCE era was Yehoshua III, the third High Priest of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
The High Priest Yehoshua III, as genealogical history has portrayed, was the father of three daughters; Jane (Joanna), Elizabeth and Hanna. As the newly reigning high priest, it was the Zadokian High Priest, Boethus the Zadokian, who presided as the “Nasi” or the President of the Great Sanhedrin at this momentous moment of time in 37 BCE. We know so little of this priest called Boethus, except as the Patriarch of the House of Boethus, the descendants of his seven sons virtually controlled the office of the high priest in Jerusalem for almost a hundred and eighty years. Here was the testimony of Flavius Josephus when he wrote:
Flavius Josephus – “There was one Simon, a citizen of Jerusalem, the son of one Boethus, a citizen of Alexandria, and a priest of great note there
In the genealogies of the “High Priest of Israel” by Davidian genealogist, David Hughes, Boethus was a Zadokian descendant, the 31st in descent from Zadok, the high priest of King David.
This is of special note, because it was the Lord of hosts that specifically noted to King David and his son, King Solomon that it would be the High Priest Zadok and his descendants who would carry the hereditary responsibility to be the chosen in descent of the House of Aaron to preside in the honored position as the High Priests of Israel.
They were to represent the national consciousness of the Israelites and the Jewish people in the sacred services at Pesach (Passover and the Festival of First Fruits), Pentecost, Yom Kippur (Day of Judgment), and Succot (Festival of Tabernacles).
The Miphkad Altar
The altar upon which the Red Heifer would be burned is called by the rabbis as the Miphkad Altar. In Nehemiah 3 we see the historical description of the reparations done to the gates of Jerusalem. The Miphkad Gate was one of the gates into the city which was near the corner of the city near the Sheep Gate.
Nehemiah 3:31-32 - “After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmith’s son unto the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the Gate Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner. And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.”
The Hebrew meaning of Miphkad is ‘appointed’, which is also referenced in Ezekiel 42, which talks of the bullock being burned as the sin offering at the appointed place (Miphkad).
Ezekiel 43:21 - “Thou shalt take the bullock also of the sin offering, and he shall burn it in the appointed place (Miphkad) of the house, without the sanctuary.”
Combining the burning of a cow (bullock) as the sin offering at an appointed place (Miphkad) which was outside the sanctuary, what we can now see combines all the elements of that moment of time in history when a Prince of the genealogical descendants of Kings David and Solomon, the Prince of David Yehoshua was executed by hanging on a tree, according to the testimony of the Essenes.
This was a prophetic representation of a “sin offering” representing symbolically all the sins of the world. According to some scholars was crucified on a ‘tree’ on the Mount of Olives, without the sanctuary, at an appointed place designated by the temple priests and the Romans. This execution was representation of the era of the future which included the future purification of the saints and remnant of the chosen ones of Israel who were believed with all their hearts that the Prince of David Yehoshua was the literal and symbolic messiah of their generation during the Temple of Herod in the 1st century CE.
The Red Heifer and Yehoshua the Prince - the Type/Antitype of the Sin Offering
The author of the Book of Hebrews makes an interesting analogy between the Red Heifer and the Prince of David called Rabbi Yehoshua:
Hebrews 13:9-13 - “We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the gate.
Therefore, Yehoshua the Prince also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside, the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.”
As all the other offerings in the temple services were also utilized as food for the priests and Levites, the bodies of the bullock, goat and the red heifer were to be burnt with their whole bodies reduced to ashes.
Four Types of Sin Offerings
There were four types of sin offerings. Three of these were killed or slaughtered at the slaughtering arenas within the temple proper, “before the presence of the Lord.” (Lev 4:4)
All three had their blood sprinkled seven times before the Inner Curtain which veiled the Holy of Holiest. All three sin offerings had their bodies carried out of the camp to be burned to ashes on the altar outside the camp.
The first sin offering was a young bullock which was slain for the sins of the high priest. (Lev. 4:3-12) and the final burning was in a clean place outside the camp. The second type of sin offering was also a young bullock which was slain for the corporate community of Israelites, the entire assembly (Lev. 3:13-21)
The ritual separation of the fat and certain organs was the same as the first bullock. The third sin offering was on the Day of Atonement in which a young bullock and a goat were carried outside the camp and burned in the entire carcass of the animals. (Lev. 16:27)
The holiest of all the sin offerings, was the fourth sin offering, the Red Heifer. The red heifer, offered as a sin offering for purification of the collective congregation of Israel, was slaughtered according to the dictates of the Lord of hosts to Mosshe outside the camp of Israel. (Num. 19:3)
Unlike the other sin offerings, the Red Heifer was walked over to the Altar on the Mount of Olives and there burnt in its entirety. The difference of the red heifer and the other sin offerings is that the other three offering were for absolving sin; giving the recipient freedom from sin or in a sense; “salvation”. On the other hand, the ashes of the red heifer were to bring “holiness”.
The blood of the red heifer was sprinkled outside the camp, the body burned to ashes and then the ashes through some mystical process that left even the wisdom of Solomon bewildered, bestowed holiness and purification with the pure spring water as its was sprinkled not only over people, but over the land.
They purified the temple with it. They could purify the entire city of Jerusalem if needed or the entire Land of Israel. Let us let Alfred Edersheim explain the deep meaning of the Red Heifer:
Alfred Edersheim - “As the first manifestation of sin which separates man from G-d, defilement by the dead required a sin-offering, and the ashes of the red heifer are expressly so designated in the words; It is a “sin-offering.” (Num. 9:17) But it differs from all other sin-offerings.
The sacrifice was to be a pure red color; one “upon which never came a yoke; and a female. All other sin-offerings for the congregation being males….But what distinguished it even more from all the others was, that it was a sacrifice once for all, (at least so long as its ashes lasted); that its blood was sprinkled, not on the altar, but outside the camp towards (westward) the sanctuary; and that it was wholly burnt, along with cedar wood, as the symbol of imperishable existence, hyssop, as the of purification from corruptions, and “scarlet” which from its color as the emblem of life.
Thus; the sacrifice of “Highest Life”, was brought as a sin-offering, and, so as far as possible, once for all, was in its turn accompanied by the symbols of Imperishable existence, freedom from corruption, and fullness of life, so as yet more to intensity its significance. But even this is not all.
The gathered ashes with running water were sprinkled on the third and seventh days on that which was to be purified. Assuredly, if death meant “the wages of sin,” this purification pointed in all its details, to “the gift of G-d,” which is “eternal life” through the sacrifice of Him in whom is the fullness of life.” (The Temple, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Michigan. 1987, pages 348-349)
The High Priest was forbidden to offer the sacrifice of the Red Heifer. In the same manner and in the same location, only Yehoshua, the son of G-d, and as our High Priest, could offer His life as a ‘sin offering’ for the entire planet would also be sacrificed ‘outside the gate” or “outside the camp”.
This strongly suggests that the place where the red heifer was slain was also near the site where Yehoshua was executed. This was the Holiest area surrounding the city of Jerusalem. (Berakoth 9:5)
“Outside the Camp”
What does “outside the camp” mean? In Numbers 15:35-36, it is clear that the death penalty under the Torah was to be administered “outside the camp.” Yet what were the limits or how far away from the camp of the Israelites was this to be?
As the children of Israel were moving throughout the wilderness, they kept a certain distance between the Wilderness Tabernacle and the encampment or their places of habitation according to their clans each with their standards and ensigns. (Numbers 2).
When they were to follow the Ark of the Covenant around the city of Jericho, this ‘distance’ that they were to keep away from the Ark of the Covenant was specified.
Joshua 3:3 - “When you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your G-d, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. Yet there shall be a space between you and it (the ark”, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it (ark)…”
So, they needed 2000 cubits or 3000 feet or 1000 yards in order to maintain the sanctity of the ark and for the preservation of their own lives. According to the Hebrew law, the place of residence for an individual, whether a tent or a house, would extend out from its abode for 1000 yards. If the place of dwelling was in a corporate site such as a walled village, a Levitical town or walled city, then the city limits was 1000 yards from the outer walls of the village, town or city.
The House of the Lord, wherein rested the Holy of Holiest and the Ark of the Covenant, was the symbolic dwelling place of the Lord of hosts. To be “outside the camp” or “outside the gate”, it would have to be over 1000 yards (2000 cubits) from the Temple Proper or the residence of G-d. During the days of the 1st century Jewish messiah of its era called “The Nazarene” the Great Sanhedrin, who governed from the Chamber of Hewn Stones, which was on the left side of the Holy of Holiest facing east, or the north side of the Temple proper, used the same calculations to determine the corporate city limits of the city of Jerusalem.
Since the court of the Sanhedrin stood as the center, a radius of 1000 yards determined the limits of their encampment. Outside this perimeter was “outside the camp”. As such the traditional sites of Jeremiah’s Grotto, the site of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and a small hill north-east of the Damascus Gate would be excluded from this definition of “outside the camp” and thereby excluded as potential sites for the execution of the crucifixion of the Prince of David, Yehoshua Ha David.
Symbols and Types of the Sin Offering
The Hebrew author takes it a bit further. He recognized that the Torah (Law) was but a shadow of the future saving power to be brought by the son of G-d. Jesus, as the ultimate ‘sin offering’ for the world would give His body to pay the penalty of sin in order that sin could be eradicated forever from this planet and this universe. Yes, Yehoshua, as the Living Torah, would fulfill all these shadow and types imbedded in the sanctuary services.
Hebrews 10:11-13 - “And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sin. But his Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of G-d, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. (Ps. 110:1, Eph.1:22, ‘the last enemy that will be destroy is death” 1 Cor 15:26)
This typology was inclusive of the both the bullocks and the goats which were used as sin offerings and the red heifer which was used for purification and holiness (from sin or defilement) of the Levites and the temple premises.
Hebrews 9:13-14: “For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to G-d, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the Living G-d.”
The early Hebrew Nazorean Ecclesia, remembering that in this era there were no Christians, no bishops, no popes, and leadership of the Hebrew Nazorean Ecclesia believers recognized the symbolic relationship between “The Nazarene” and the Red Heifer as depicted in the Letter of Barnabas (8:2) written about 90 CE which stated, “The calf “Red Heifer” is Yehoshua; the sinful men offering it are those who led him to the slaughter.”
The Temple Ritual of the Red Heifer
The whole temple services which revolved around the sin offerings and the ashes of the Red Heifer has been studied extensively by the late Ernest Martin. In his book, Secrets of Golgotha, the forgotten history of Prince Yehoshua’s execution, (ASK Publications, Alhambra, CA. 1988, 0 945657 77 3.), he documents in the Jewish records that describe the ritual of preparation of the ashes of the red heifer.
In the Mishnah, the early Jewish records describe the positioning of the Temple as facing east, with the Holy of Holiest on the western end of the temple premises. Note that this is the same pattern of the Garden of Eden, in which Adam and Even approached G-d by traveling west and were cast out of the garden by being sent out of the Eastern Gate.
Here we see the Lord of hosts residing in His residence, and He is envisioned as looking from His dwelling place or “Throne” in the Holy of Holiest facing east towards the Mount of Olives.
The Giant Menorah is standing on His right hand side, with all the symbolisms of the Haredi Prince of David, Rabbi Yehoshua, as the “Light of the World” standing on the right hand side of the HaShem our “Father” and as we have noted above, after the execution of Yehoshua, the three lamp poles on the western end of the Menorah, or those nearest the Holy of Holiest, failed to give light, as though the Light or the Glory of the Shekinah, which Yehoshua was a reflection, was extinguished (executed) from the Inner Sanctum of the Holy Place.
During the special ceremony of slaughtering the red heifer, which we need to be reminded occurred only nine times between Sinai and the destruction of the temple in 70 CE, the red heifer was led out of the eastern gate, across the doubled tiered arched bridge called the Bridge of the Red Heifer, to the Mount of Olives and led up to an altar near the summit of the mount. (Middoth 1:3; 2:4; Yoma 7:2 plus the Talmud in Yoma 68a and Zebahim 105b). Here on this altar called the Miphkad (Appointed) Altar, the ceremony of preparing and burning the red heifer was performed.
The Trial of Yehoshua Ha Notzri (Jesus the Nazarene)
Adding the typology of the Hebrew Jewish Nazorean believers of Yehoshua, under the leadership of James (Yacob) the Just (Tzaddik), the brother of the Prince of David Yehoshua , we can now see the shadows and symbols of Yehoshua as the Passover Lamb in which every detail of the selection, preparation and slaughter of the Pesach Lamb at Passover matched with every detail of Yehoshua, the Messiah of his generations. Yehoshua was interrogated, inspected by Pilate and then sent for execution under the province of the High Priest, Ananias, one of the most wicked of the Sadducee families in first century Jerusalem.
While the Prince of David, Yehoshua Ha David was being investigated and interrogated, it was done in the Hall of the Sanhedrin housed in the Chamber of Hewn Stones in the Temple on the left side of the Altar of Burnt Offering. (Shabbat 15a and Rosh haShanah 31a.b)
During the Passover season the High Priest Caiphas as President of the Sanhedrin and Annas, the Sagan, his deputy left their homes probably in the aristocratic section of the southwest hill of Jerusalem and went to live for seven days in their official ‘house’ in the temple compound. (Middoth 5:4; Encyclopedia Judaica iii.991) The residence of the High Priest in the temple, was called the “House of Stone” (Parah 3:1)
This seven-day residency included every weekly Shabbats, the new moons, the annual spring and fall festivals, especially the Day of Atonement and for seven days prior to offering the Red Heifer. It was here in their temple residences that the Sadducees walked across to the Chamber of Hewn Stones to interrogate and judge Yehoshua the Prince.
Think carefully the meaning of this whole scenario. In as much as the trial of Yehoshua, called “The Nazarene”, occurs just before a High Shabbat (Sabbath) during the Passover week, Yehoshua was judged by the High Priest, his deputy and the chief priests and then condemned by the Sanhedrin, all within the Temple proper itself.
The judgment for Yehoshua’s death was to be in His Own Father’s House, in the presence of HaShem, His Father, who was symbolically dwelling on His Throne in His dwelling in the Holy of Holiest.
Since the Prince of David, Yehoshua was now accursed as a condemned man, he had to be taken away from the presence of HaShem out the eastern gate. He followed the route of Adam to the east and away from the Garden of Eden and the presence of G-d.
The same pattern of fulfillment is seen in the relationship between Yehoshua and the Red Heifer. The Red Heifer was examined and inspected on the temple proper to determine if she was a perfect or blemishless a heifer with no more than three white or black hairs on her body. So also, Prince Yehoshua was examined and interrogated by the High Priest, then the whole Sanhedrin and then Pilate, who could find ‘no fault in Him’.
The Red Heifer was then led out the eastern gate of the temple, so also Y’shua was led away from the temple out the eastern gate, also away from the presence of His Father. As an accused man of sin, Prince Yehoshua followed the route of Adam and Eve as they were driven from the Garden of Eden and away from the presence of G-d because of their sin of disobedience.
The Red Heifer was led across the Kidron Valley, walking over the Bridge of the Red Heifer to the summit of the Mount of Olives, and up to the summit of the mount where she was slaughtered, so also Yehoshua the Prince of David was led by the same route to the place where He is crucified.
Notice again how the author of Hebrews depicts this scene.
Hebrews 13:12-13 - “Therefore Yehoshua also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.”
Carefully look at this text. To sanctify us with his death, Yehoshua, guided by his heavenly “Father”, meticulously fulfilled every detail of the ritual of the red heifer in which his crucifixion occurred outside the gate (walls of the city of Jerusalem) and outside the camp.
In order that his death would not defile the temple itself, the location was beyond the limits of 1000 yards (2000 cubits) outside the city walls. The closest location beyond the limits of 1000 yards was near the summit on the southern hill of Mount of Olives.
The last part of the verse above, one must question, where this is a symbolic or literal interpretation. If symbolic, then the interpretation “bearing the stigma that he bore”, would suggest that we would give up the approval of the world and accept the reproach of Yehoshua, the Prince of David. And as such, going ‘outside the camp’, would suggest that we would be willing to be excluded from religious and social acceptance.
Yet is there a literal interpretation? Would not the Hebrew author suggest that the reader retrace the footsteps of Jesus. For Yehoshua to use His own blood for the saving grace and sanctification that it offers to all believers, He would have to suffer and be executed outside the gates and walls of the city, as preordained since the days of Moshe. Not only that, the author urges the readers to mentally go watch the crucifixion outside the camp on the Mount of Olives, and watch Him bear ‘His reproach’, or the cross beam of his “execution upon a tree”.
The Ashes of the Red Heifer and the Restoration of the Sanctuary/Temple
So, the puzzle continues. According to rabbinic opinion, future temple construction cannot begin unless the ashes of the red heifers that have been mixed since the days of Moses also have been found. Though this fact is overlooked by many evangelical Christians who in their beliefs of dispensationalism, await the construction of the Temple in Jerusalem as a sign of the End of Times, the soon to be abomination of desolation and the imminent coming of Yehoshua is not overlooked by the ultra-orthodox Jews.
King David’s Sepulcher (underground) in reference to the Temple of Herod in Jerusalem
For three decades, a former Baptist minister, now amateur archeologist, Vendyl Jones, now deceased has been searching for the K’lal, which according to the Copper Scroll is the urn or vessel that contains the ashes of the red heifer that was used in the Mishkhan or Wilderness Sanctuary and in Solomon’s Temple. These ashes were from the first heifer that was slaughter by Eliezar in the days of Moses.
According to Jones, in order for the Beit HaMikdash (Holy Temple) to be restored, this vessel of ashes from the first Temple ashes of the red heifer must be found. This is not just a fantasy of a lone Texas archeologist, but was shared by the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, whom some Jews believe also to be a messiah, plus the rabbinic giants of Adin Even Israel Steinsaltz and Reuven Grodner, formerly from the Hebrew University.
Even Menachem Burstin, who is a known botanist of the Middle East flora and expert on Biblical chemistry has also stated that only the ashes of the red heifer remain of all the ingredients needed to prepare for the water of purification.
As we shall soon see, this unique metal document, the Copper Scroll according to the translation from the Hebrew linguists of the Vendyl Jones Research Institute, state that “under the spices, is the purification.” According to the meaning of this translation, buried beneath the site where the Temple Incense called the Pitum haQetoret was discovered near the ‘hidden north entrance’ at the Cave of the Column is the site where the ashes of the Red Heifer are buried.
But what is the importance about the furor on the Temple Mount? In 1967, just a month after the Jews on the six-day war and took over possession of the Temple Mount, the custody of the mount was given to the Moslem Grand Mufti of Jerusalem by the Jewish government as a statement of peace.
To a secular Jewish perspective, this was not particularly significant as the Jewish people did not have access to walk on the mount for fear that they would be treading over the ground where the Most Holy Place of the Temple stood with the Ark of the Covenant.
This ground was sacred and holy and as such the Temple Mount was useless to the secular Jew. With the Mosque of Omer on the mount since 1600’s, the Moslem people now accept this site to be their own possession. At this site where they believe a vision in the Koran that Mohammed was miraculously transported from Mecca to Jerusalem, gives them justification that outside of a holy jihad, no non-Muslim religion or nation will ever take over control of the third recognized holy spot in the Moslem religion.
Yet not only the Muslim faith, but the Jesuits of the Roman Catholic Church have been eying the control of the Temple Mount a symbol of their being the legitimate representative of the World Christian faith and what they feel is their rightful responsibility as the custodian of the Mount, to make it a place where the faithful of all religions can come to worship.
This surreal idealism, to many prophetic scholars, has the germ of reality, for what place could best represent the idealism of a One World Order with a One-World Faith, then to have the Catholics broker this mount as Mount of worship for the three largest religions in the world.
Yet Jewish tradition records that the birth of a pure red heifer has not occurred since the destruction of Herod’s Temple in 70 CE by the forces of the Roman emperor Titus.
To the tzaddiks of Israel, if such a calf were truly to grow up and remain unblemished, it would herald the beginning of the Messianic era with the rebuilding of the Holy Temple as envisioned by the prophet Ezekiel.
According to the rabbinic sages, the redemption of Israel will be like the morning dawn, "In the beginning, it progresses very slowly...but as it continues, it grows brighter and brighter."
Yet not all orthodox or biblical scholars share the idea that the Temple Mount is the site where the Temple of Solomon once stood. There is a growing body of Christian and Jewish scholars that believe that Solomon’s Temple actually stood on a site south of the present Temple Mount, over the area of the Gihon Springs and the recently excavated tunnel staircases ascending from mikvaot baths that possibly were used by the High Priest and the temple Levites.
This is Dr. Martin’s representation of the Temple on the left, and Fortress Antonia on the right. The Temple Mount as seen with its entrances on the east. Note the position of a double tiered arched bridge (described in the next chapter) which led from the Temple environs (the “Inward Sanctuary”) with the Miphkad Altar which was the Altar of Red Heifer (the “Outward Sanctuary”) on the Mount of Olives. DWS
The archeological data accumulated by the late Ernest L Martin and published in his book,The Temples that Jerusalem Forgot, was that the Temple of Solomon and Zerubbabel were located over the Ophel Mound near and above the Gihon Springs. Also, the present Haram esh-Sharif, the present Temple Mount was actually the Fort of Antonia, where the judgment hall of Pilate was located.
This site would also be in harmony with the futuristic message of Jesus to his disciples just before his crucifixion when he and his disciples were overlooking the temple complex,
“Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down.” (Matt. 24:2)
The Tenth Red Heifer
Also, according to Josephus, just before the final days of Jerusalem, when the forces of Vespasian and Titus were heading toward Jerusalem, the high priest prepared a tenth red heifer for slaughter in hopes of re-purifying the temple and save the city when the heifer gave birth to a lamb in the temple premises.
The very animal that represented a ‘sin offering’ for the congregation of Israel, now defied the laws of genetics and gave birth to a lamb. The heifer had been defiled and the temple was destroyed.
Was the Lord of hosts trying to tell the Jewish temple leadership that He had already sent His own son, who became the symbolic Passover Pesach Lamb and also had fulfilled all the requirements of the Red Heifer?
Obviously, the message was not accepted by the High Priest Caiphas and the wicked Sadducean leadership in Jerusalem, who had seven years earlier, stoned the brother of Yehoshua, James the Just, who served as the leader of the Jerusalem Nazorean Party ruling as the High Priest of Hebrew Nazarene Ecclesia.
Due to the righteousness that was performing the duties of the High Priest during the day of Yom Kippur, it appears that someday, a Red Heifer will be found, if not already and the ashes of the prior Red Heifer will be discovered.
Will this lead to an apocalyptic confrontation between the Jews and the Moslems? The Netanyahu government with its new mandate from the orthodox Jewish community could re-assume possession and control of the Temple Mount igniting the spark that could erupt into the future Gog-Magog War of Ezekiel.
As one Bible Searcher commented; “What if the new 10th Red Heifer was prepared for slaughter to obtain the ashes to purify the site for a Sanctuary or New Temple; yet this time she foaled a “lion cub”?
Would the Orthodox Jewish rabbanim accept that the Messiah ben David, the Lion of Judah, was also the Messiah ben Joseph, who gave Himself as the Pesach Lamb in the 1st century CE? This drama still has a few pages left to unfold.
Destination Yisrael – “Slowly the Almighty One of Israel is opening the gates of the Supernal Realm surrounding the Throne of G-d. He is revealing to us a mini-vision of our future as we become one with Him in the future Millennium of the Great Shabbat.
The struggles we will have within this era, will be to give up of ourselves, allow humility to become a part of our lives, for within each us is the sublime message that if we are willing to submit ourselves to His will, the power of the Divine will help us to jump the hurtles into our future.
Then we realize that the Eternal One now reveals to us that the future of our Eternity was given to Metatron, He was the first of creation, the most Exalted Being of the heavenly realms. He was the Vizier to the Holy One of Israel as Vizier like Joseph was to the Pharaoh of old. Here is a majestic being who oversees the running the Universes of the Divine.
And he was the same being that led the Children of Israel out of Egypt to the mount called Sinai this time as a Pillar of Fire at night and a Cloud to shade the daytime. Metatron was the “Guide” to Moshe in the Wilderness. It was here where he helped to lead and guide the Great Redeemer of the Children of Israel. Metatron became the Neshama Soul of Moshe in heaven that related to the “Indwelling Soul” or the Neshama Soul of Moshe on Planet Earth.
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