Showing posts with label Isaiah 30. Show all posts
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Friday, October 22, 2021

Isaiah 30 Tishrei 15

Isaiah 30

30And Yahuah shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.

31For through the voice of Yahuah shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.

32And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which Yahuah shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.

33For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of Yahuah, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.


The Assyrian is Nimrod, the man who was, is not, yet will be. In our End Times, we know him as the Anti-Christ, the 7th incarnation of the beast. He is here now, but as yet, his name has not been revealed to the World. DB

Function of the Tophet

One of the rituals of the Phoenician religion (reinvented Canaanites after they were Carthaginians) was to sacrifice humans, especially children, according to ancient sources. The victims were killed by fire. According to the ancient historians Clitarch and Diodorus, a hearth was set before a bronze statue of the god Baal (or El) who had outstretched arms on which the victim was placed before falling into the fire. They also mention the victims wearing a smiling mask to hide their tears from the god to whom they were being offered. The victim's ashes were then placed in an urn and buried in tombs placed within a dedicated sacred open space surrounded by walls, the tophet.

Tophets are generally located outside the city proper and usually to the north. The tophet at Carthage (reinvented Canaanites after they were ousted from Judah) has a shrine area with an altar where the sacrifices were made. After the ceremony the ashes of the burnt offering were placed within a vessel. Stones were then placed on top of the funerary urns to seal them and placed within the tophet, sometimes within shaft tombs. From the 6th century BCE, stelae were dedicated to Baal or Tanit and placed on top of the urns instead of stones. Many stelae have an inscription which describes a human blood sacrifice or the substitution of a sheep for a child. The urns themselves were often recycled pots and jars from as far afield as Corinth and Egypt and so provide an interesting and valuable record of Phoenician trade.

The word means being reduced to ash by fire. Sodom and Gomorrah were tophets, their eventual fate. DB


ash from the fireplace hearth.