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Reading the Bible as Sazed


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So, as part of my mental illness mystical theory of all the things, I have come up with a really weird interpretation of the Bible. Which Bible? Technically, the Ethiopian version. However, I've never actually read that one, so I'm admiring it from afar, so to speak. The whole "preservation theorem," that God must be a supporter of the Bible since He seems to have predestined it to survive for so long, and to spread so far, and whatever. Now Ethiopia was the first nation to convert to Christianity (before Armenia even, it turns out) and there's some irony in them having to fight off Italy during WW2, seeing as Italy is the geographical Rome and all that.

Well anyway, setting aside the fact that I'm not able to quote directly from a book I've never read or even seen physically, let's just say I'm going off the extended canon of the Bible. So, like, I'm free to cite the Book of Tobit as scripture. That's not actually relevant to the OP in this thread, btw. It might be relevant later, though.

SO, setting aside another fact, that I'm not even going to be quoting from the extended canon right now, I am going to present my wild theory in the following terms.

  1. The story of the Prodigal Son is remarkably similar to the legend/myth of Jacob and Esau.
  2. The story of the Prodigal Son kind of sounds like the Incarnation (the Son sends Himself from the Father and ends up in a miserable realm).
  3. Jacob = Israel, = Jesus Christ (mystically speaking, that is; Jesus-as-Israel is a historical theme, along the lines of the-Church-as-Israel).
  4. Therefore, the Son has a special brother. NOT Satan, though: the guy who competes with Jacob when it comes to the sheep is Satan:

“You do not need to give me anything,” Jacob replied. “If you do this one thing for me, I will keep on shepherding and keeping your flock. 32Let me go through all your flocks today and remove from them every speckled or spotted sheep, every dark-colored lamb, and every spotted or speckled goat. These will be my wages. 33So my honesty will testify for me when you come to check on my wages in the future. If I have any goats that are not speckled or spotted, or any lambs that are not dark-colored, they will be considered stolen.”

I.e. Jesus takes sinners away from Satan and builds the Church out of them.

So who, or Who, is Esau? Elsewhere, in the New Testament, the Son says that He only does He sees the Father do. This must refer to the pre-Incarnate state, since the Father, for example, is not crucified, among other things. However, therefore, becoming Incarnate would therefore be one of those things that the Son does, that He saw the Father do first. The Angel of the Lord is the Incarnation of God the Father, is the Angel of Death, is Michael. Christ and Michael are Jacob and Esau, if you will. (OK, technically this makes the Father into the Brother of God, but God is His own Son anyway, here, so I'm not too upset with the implication, "logically" speaking.)

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