Thursday, December 17, 2015

Step One: How Did the Gospel and Philo Imagine 'the Logos' Was Involved in Creation When There is No Mention of Him in Genesis?

It is an age old problem, one that still haunts the Islamic anti-Christian polemic to this very day.  Where did the Christian 'second God' Jesus come from?  It would be easy to say that the first Christian writers were 'seduced by paganism' when they imagined a creative Logos or Word being active since Creation, but then again we see evidence from a Jewish writer from Alexandria named Philo who shows this can't be true.

Oh, some people might turn around and say, maybe Philo invented the Logos and then Christianity was influenced by him.  While there are uncanny similarities between the prologue which now appears at the beginning of our gospel according to John and Philo's writings, this also can't be the case.  The difficulty is that we simply don't know very much about what Jews believed in the five hundred year period between the writing of the Pentateuch or Torah and the time of Philo.  What we do know however suggests that other people knew about this 'second God' but didn't call it by the Greek terminology 'the Logos.'  These Jews and Samaritans spoke Hebrew or Aramaic.

There is no doubt that Hellenistic - that is 'Greek' - culture had an influence on Philo.  But this is hardly surprising.  It would only be natural to suppose that the way Jewish writers and writers from most other backgrounds were 'influenced' by the greater culture they lived in.  Look at the parallel example of the philosopher 'Porphyry' ('purple-wearer') whose real name was 'Melech' or king.  It is unlikely that we would know of people who refused to integrate into the societies they lived in.  That's the simple fact of history - it biases us in favor of the thoughts and ideas of those who 'played the game' as it were.

The second god of Israel was not 'invented' through the influence of Greek culture.  Instead He was hidden by the author of the Pentateuch within the Hebrew letters he laid down while writing the book.

This is going to be the hardest idea for people to come to terms with in my coming book.  It isn't just that I will propose that the only way the Pentateuch can be understood is through 'kabbalak' or a mystical hermeneutic.  All people in all ages who read the Bible in Hebrew accepted this basic principle.  My book will demonstrate that what survives as 'kabbalah' to this day is a corrupt version of the original doctrine known to people living while the Jewish temple stood.  It will be my contention that the author of the Pentateuch, a man named Ezra, encoded his original Hebrew narrative with mathematical clues which unlocked the secret existence of this second god who was called 'the Logos' by Philo and a two letter code which Christians now identify by the name 'Jesus.'

It will be my contention that this secret understanding opens the door to a true understanding of what the Judeo-Christian tradition was originally about.  But before I go through all of that, I think I should spend a little time explaining where 'the Logos' or 'Jesus' is in the Book of Genesis.

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