Copyright © By Dr. Adel Elsaie, Book Title: "Please Revise the Bible, Again"

2.4 Babylonian / Syrian Trinity

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This myth is based on the pagan trinity of Nimrod the father, Semiramis the mother and Tammuz the child. According to Genesis 10: 1-6, Nimrod was the son of Cush, the son of Ham, the son of Noah. Hislop proposes that all ancient myths are originated from Babylon and all false religions have a pagan trinity of father, mother and child, the mother taking the place of the Holy Spirit in Christian trinity. Nimrod is mentioned in the bible as being ďa mighty hunter before the LordĒ and as being the founder of Babylon, Shinar and Erech (Gen 8:1) and he may also have built the tower of Babel. As the great black hunter he rode forth on horseback and used leopards to hunt other animals and the vestiges of dinosaurs that were left on the earth after the flood. Then placing people in cities to be protected from the beasts he became their first king. The fair skinned and beautiful Semiramis caught the eye of Nimrod and he took her to be his wife. It was rumored that her beauty could stop a rampaging mob. The king now trained bands of men in the mountains so that he could form the first army then went to battle against the surrounding peoples. Nimrod lifted the heavens up on his shoulders (comparable to Atlas) by promoting sexual immorality, drunkenness and the use of magic among his people even calling down lightning from heaven to destroy and frighten his enemies. This caused Godís spirit to lift off the earth, so it was no longer oppressive to the sinner.For his many sins Shem the son of Noah, who was still alive 500 years after the flood, called Nimrod into Egypt to be judged in the patriarchal way. Nimrod came forth to receive the charges against him and was judged worthy of death. His body was cut into twelve pieces and sent to the surrounding countries as a warning against his sin. His wife lamented for him but was a whore and she slept with many partners and in time had a child who she named Tammuz, and proclaimed that Nimrod had visited her one night after his death and told her that he would be reborn as her son. The people worshipped Tammuz as Nimrod reborn but they also revered Semiramis his beautiful mother and wife. Eventually idols appeared featuring mother Semiramis and baby Tammuz who was worshipped as a god and the son of god at the same time.

††††††††††† Semiramis convinced the people that Nimrod was a god (the sun god Baal), and that she was a goddess (the Queen of Heaven). Semiramis developed the pagan religion of Baal worship, including confession (for blackmail and public fear), secret societies and the idea that she, as the religious leader, was the only medium to God. Like Isis, her symbol was the moon and Nimrod's was the sun (like Horus and Baal). Semiramis promoted baby sacrifices and celibacy for priests, foreshadowing Roman Catholicism. She invented death by crucifixion (crucifixes were originally pagan symbols in Babylon and Egypt).

††††††††††† The worship of Tammuz was introduced into Syria in very early times with his wife Ishtar, who corresponds to Semiramis. They are identified with Osiris and Isis of the Egyptian pantheon, showing how widespread the cult became. The Babylonian myth represents Tammuz, as a beautiful shepherd slain by a wild boar, the symbol of winter. Ishtar long mourned for him and descended into the underworld to deliver him from the embrace of death (Frazer, Adonis, Attis and Osiris). This mourning for Tammuz was celebrated in Babylonia by women on the second day of the fourth month, which thus acquired the name of Tammuz. The fourth month of the Jewish year corresponds to the seventh month Tammuz of the current Syrian calendar.

††††††††††† Tammuz was killed, and was resurrected in the spring. Every year the maidens wept for Tammuz (Ezekiel, 8: 14) and then rejoiced over his resurrection. Considering the disgraceful and immoral rites with which the cult was celebrated, it is no wonder that Ezekiel should have taken the vision of the women weeping for Tammuz in the temple as one of the greatest abominations that could pollute the holy house.

††††††††††† The origin of Easter involves the birth of Semiramis' illegitimate son, Tammuz. Since people had been looking for the promised savior since the beginning of mankind (Genesis 3:15), they were persuaded by Semiramis to believe that Tammuz was that savior, even that he had been supernaturally conceived. Before long, in addition to worshipping Tammuz (or Nimrod reborn), the people also worshipped Semiramis herself as the goddess of fertility. In other cultures, she has been called Ishtar, Ashtur and yes, Easter

††††††††††† Contemporary traditions such as the Easter Bunny and the Easter egg can also be traced back to the practices established by Semiramis. Because of their productive nature, rabbits have long been associated with fertility and its goddess, Ishtar. Ancient Babylonians believed in a legend about an egg that fell into the Euphrates River from heaven and from which Queen Semiramis was "hatched."

 

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