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Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who lead my people astray;
When they have something to bite with their teeth,
They cry, “Peace,”
But against him who puts nothing in their mouths
They declare holy war.

Micah 3:5 (warning, pre-Babylonian exile) biblegateway.com/passage/?searc…
In the post Babylonian-exile, #newly monotheist (previously monolatrous) Yahweh cult, the sacred poet-musicians were considered "prophets"; their psalms imagined to trigger the theophany of the deity.

The Talmud affirms that rabbis consider themselves #greater than the prophets.
Alchemical image above from Johann Joachim Becher, "Natur-Kündigung der Metallen", Frankfurt 1661.

Look at it. THINK about this entire thread. Nothing has changed, in millennia.

"Scholars" – silver-tongued, lazy, deceitful parasites – living off the labour of the working class.
The "Torah scholar", terrified of his greatest 'enemy', hard physical toil – btw, there is coded biblical support for this – "wounds" himself to avoid work, conjures up a tale that it was "the angel of God" wot dunnit ... and becomes Mr Gold/The Dark One. vimeo.com/264451672
"I can't see anything!"

biblegateway.com/passage/?searc…
Answer this.

If the Second Temple religious elites really were humble 'holy' men, desiring only to be left alone by 'evil' Persia, Greece, and Rome to worship Yahweh, how then did they accumulate treasures totalling 26 tons of gold, and 65 tons of silver?
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