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Ezra Was a Heretic Who


Polluted the Bible with
Forgery
The first five books of the Bible are derived from a
patchwork of discordant and often contradictory texts which
were cut and pasted together by the hand of Ezra in the early
to mid 400's BCE. Ezra was not a Prophet, nor was he the
high priest. He really had no business being the final editor
of Israel's sacred history. In the book of Ezra, we learn that
he was a descendent of Aaron and Zadok,[1] which associates
him with the Priestly sect responsible for the Priestly text.
He was also a "scribe of the Law of Moses,"[2] which means
he was experienced in hand-copying the various Bibles from
which the Torah is derived making him very familiar with
them. He was "prepared to seek the Law of Yahweh."[3]
What does the Bible mean when it says that Ezra was
prepared to seek the Law of Yahweh? Had the Law of
Yahweh not yet been found? That is to say, the Law, the
Torah, had not yet been compiled from its various sources;
therefore, he was "prepared to seek it."
That the Law, the Torah, was not compiled before Ezra, is
evident from the account in Nehemiah 8, wherein Ezra reads
his version of the Law in front of all the people, and the
people hang on his words as if it were some kind of
marvelous new thing they were unfamiliar with. We are told
four times in a single passage that Ezra's reading of the Law
gave them a new understanding of it.[4] Moreover, we are
told twice that "they found written in the Law" new things
they had never heard of before namely, that they should
live in booths during a seven day feast, and that they should
divorce their gentile wives.[5]

Ancient lore says the Jerusalem temple


(above) was built with the help of demons.
The Genesis Creation Story was written by
heretic priests of that temple.

THIS SECTION:
It is on this second point, that Jews should divorce their
GENESIS
gentile spouses, that we find the most glaring immorality and
CREATION
STORY IS A
inconsistency of Ezra's forgery. Ezra commanded:
FORGERY

You have sinned by marrying foreign women divorce


yourselves from the people of the land and from the
foreign women.[6]

Ancient Christians believed that some parts of


the Bible were written by God and other parts
of the Bible were written by Satan the Devil.

The story goes on to describe how a very large number of


Jews all divorced their wives at once. This must have been a
very traumatic event in Israels history, for Ezra and

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Nehemiah spill a great deal of ink describing it. The effects


to the Jewish nation must have been devastating. In an age
before gender equality and social safety nets, divorced
women would have been reduced to servitude and
prostitution. Children whose fathers had disowned them
would have no land to farm and thus no means to survive.

Above: Marduk, the hero


of Enuma Elish, the
pagan myth from which
Genesis 1 is derived.
Below: Map of Israel and
where different parts of
the Bible came from.

Possibly because of this, the Jewish nation sank into a


cultural dark age immediately after Ezra's time. Jewish
literature and culture is virtually non-existent from 440 to
190 BCE. The few scraps of literature from this period, such
as Tobit, do not come from Palestine, but rather have their
origin in Diaspora Judaism outside of Palestine. We know
virtually nothing about Jewish history during the late
Persian and early Hellenic periods, except for a few
paragraphs in Josephus and even these are compromised
by blatant chronological errors. The dearth of knowledge is
so bad, we actually know more about Israel in 1000 BCE
than in 400 BCE! There were no wars or plagues at this time
that can explain this dark age. We have only Ezra to blame
the man who ripped Jewish family life to shreds and gave us
the final edition of the Old Testament Torah.
Ezras mass divorce spree was inconsistent with the rest of
the Bible. The Biblical book of Ruth celebrates a romance
between a Hebrew and a Moabite, and informs us even King
Davids grandmother was a gentile. Solomon married an
Egyptian. David married a Hittite. Even the Prophet Moses
himself married a Midianite. Marriage between Hebrews
and gentiles was honored, not ridiculed.

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Malachi was the last of the Prophets. He was Ezras


contemporary, perhaps old enough to be his father or
grandfather. Malachi stated that they should not divorce the
"wife of their youth," because, "Yahweh, the God of Israel,
says He hates divorce."[7] The same concept was expressed
by Saint Paul, who said, "If any brother has an unbelieving
wife, and if she is happy enough to live with him, then dont
divorce her."[8] Moreover, Jesus himself indicated that
religious differences do not constitute a legitimate cause for
divorce.[9] Therefore, the Law makes it illegal to divorce
because of religious differences. We may conclude that
Ezras policy of forcibly divorcing Jews from gentiles was
inconsistent with the rest of the Bible. Ezra had no legal
precedent to legitimize the divorces. Rather, it seems this illbegotten doctrine was something of the Priestly sect's own
invention.
As soon as Ezra came, the Old Testament Prophets
ceased. Malachi was the last of them. We should ask, if the
God of Israel was happy with Israel's Torah, then why did he
stop talking with them? Ezra-Nehemiah is classified as
Kethuvim, which means Writings. This is the lowest and least
important level of authority in the Jewish Bible. Moreover,
Ezra is represented by only one short fragment among the
Dead Sea Scrolls, and Nehemiah by none, in contrast to most

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Biblical books, which are represented by multiple and


relatively complete copies. Chronicles, which like EzraNehemiah was written by affiliates of the Priestly sect, is
likewise represented by only one short fragment of just a few
verses, and it is not even consistent with the text we have
today, which suggests they did not exert the same level of
care in copying it as they did other books of the Bible.[10]
Accordingly, it is likely that these books were not even
considered scripture among the Essenes. Wellhausen writes,
"Chronicles represents Israelite history in accordance with
the Priestly Code."[11] The literary works that came from
Ezra's time namely Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles, and the
final edition of the Torah are not scripture. These books
wrongly weaseled their way into the Old Testament.
Ezras task was to create one national religion out of a
bunch of squabbling sects. He did this by weaving together
the various religious texts into the first five books of the
Bible. He intentionally cut and pasted these texts together in
such a way that it would be difficult to decipher that they had
once existed separately. It has taken modern Bible scholars
centuries to untangle the mess. At the beginning of this mess
stands Genesis 1.
When the Babylonian exile ended, some Jews went back to
their homeland In Palestine. These became Judean Jews,
and they followed Ezras interpretations. However, there
were two other Jewish groups who did not live under Ezras
jurisdiction. They were free to continue ancient traditions
which Ezras interpretations would not allow.
One group consisted of the Jews of the Diaspora, that is,
those who lived abroad. After Alexander the Great
conquered the known world, the Hebrew Diaspora adopted
many aspects of Greek thought and philosophy.
The other group consisted of a Hebrew-gentile mixture
living in Samaria, which was the old northern kingdom of the
Elohists. The Samaritans continued Israelite traditions,
which they claimed originated from very ancient times, and
on the whole, they were friendlier toward Greek culture than
were Ezra's Judean Jews to the south.
Both groups preserved traditions that stood outside the
culture of Ezra's second temple and its Priestly religion.
Over time, these traditions faded into apocryphal legends,
and they mixed these traditions with Greek philosophy and
myth, thus forming the foundation of what would later
become known as Gnosticism. Some very unorthodox
interpretations resulted. Among these was Apelles, who is
said to have
Uttered slanders against the first five books of the Bible
and against the prophets, alleging that the things which
are written are of human origin and false.[12]

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Valentinus added that the prophets and the first five


books of the Bible, and indeed the bulk of the Old Testament,
was inspired by a stupid god who created the world the
demiurge. And for this reason, Jesus declared in John 10:8,
"All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers."[13]
Another voice of antiquity, Justinus, taught that there
exists a distinction between the God Elohim and another God
called "The Good One." This hearkens back to a time in
Israels extreme antiquity, when a distinction existed between
the Father-God El or Elyon, and his son the storm God, Baal
or Yahweh. Scholars understand this from textual criticism
and from the archaeology excavations at Ugarit. Justinus
also taught that the prophets were sent by these Gods;
however, the prophets were deceived by an evil angelic
serpent named Naas. Naas is a derivative of the Hebrew
word nachash, meaning serpent. The same word nachash
occurs in Genesis 3, and refers to the serpent who deceived
Adam and Eve. According to Justinus, after the evil angel
Naas had deceived the prophets, Jesus was selected to set the
record straight. Jesus was told, "All the prophets before you
were led astray." The prophets had been deceived because
the serpent interfaced with the fallible human psychology of
the prophets, thus causing them to misinterpret the Father's
revelation.[14]
In other words, Satan the Devil wrote a great deal of the
Old Testament! Thats the gist of it. Irenaeus and
Hippolytus put it quite bluntly, describing even more Gnostic
opinions,
The followers of Saturninus hold that some
prophecies were uttered by the angels who made the
cosmos, and some by Satan.[15]
Cerdon proposed that the god spoken of by Moses and
the prophets was not the same as the Father of Jesus
Christ.[16]

Irenaeus also recorded that when the Gnostics were


confronted with passages from the New Testament which
refuted their ideas that they dismissed the problem saying
that "the Apostles intermingled the things of the Torah with
the words of the Savior," because "the Apostles were still
under the influence of Judean opinions," and that therefore
on this point the New Testament falls short of the truth.[17]
One has to wonder where the Gnostics got these
opinions. The history of the Samaritans and the Diaspora
Jews must be considered here. When Ezra finalized the
Torah, certain factions among the Samaritans and Diaspora
Jews must have had grave reservations. Why should they

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accept this new redaction of the Bible? What made it


superior to the earlier traditions? Unfortunately, Judaism
worldwide entered a cultural dark age about this time, so we
know very little about the arguments which must have
transpired. What we do know is that when the dark age
ended about 200 BCE, there were deep divisions within
Judaism for they had already separated into Pharisees,
Sadducees, Essenes, Samaritans, and proto-Gnostics. Over
the centuries, these conflicts were remembered first as
history, then as legend, and finally as a faint memory that
Ezra's Bible was not legitimate. In the end, they attributed
the textual corruption of the Old Testament to evil forces
that allegedly deceived the prophets. This is evidence that
Ezra's Bible was distrusted, and that many ethnic Hebrews
who honored traditions outside of Judean Judaism believed
parts of the Old Testament had been falsified by Ezra and his
Judean Jews.
Return to this section's landing page: Genesis 1 is a forgery.
The creationist narrative in Genesis 1 is contradicted by
many ancient Christian texts. Instead of an Almighty
Creator God, ancient Christian texts espouse that the
universe is born from blind arrogance and stupidity. The
angels caused evolution to occur from species to species.
There are many gods, (or aliens?), and the Christian God is
just one among them. Satan the Devil writes scripture, and
thus the Bible was polluted with Genesis 1. Archaeology and
modern scholarship demonstrate that Genesis is indeed
corrupted. Cavemen walk with Adam and Eve. Esoteric
prophecies reveal the coming of Christ, and also reveal the
dark forces that govern the cosmos. Such are the ancient
Christian writings.
Science vindicates the truth of these ideas. Evolution often
happens too fast for Darwins theory. Gaps in the fossil
record indicate that some kind of unnatural force acts
together with natural selection. Astrobiology reveals that
intelligent life probably evolved long before us. The fossil
record reveals strange clues that aliens abducted species and
transported them across oceans, and that DNA from diverse
lineages was combined to spawn hybrid species. Evidently,
aliens influence evolution, and they are the gods of the
worlds religions.
This is not fiction. All these facts are thoroughly documented
in the links above.

[1] Ezra 7:1-5


[2] Ezra 7:6
[3] Ezra 7:10
[4] Nehemiah 8:7, 8:8, 8:12-13

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[5] Nehemiah 8:14, 13:1


[6] Ezra 10:10-11, 13:1
[7] Malachi 2:10-16
[8] 1st Corinthians 7:12
[9] Matthew 19:8-9
[10] Abegg, Martin; Flint, Peter; Ulrich, Eugene. The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible
Translated for the First Time into English. 1999, HarperCollins Publishers, San Francisco, CA, p 632635
[11] Wellhausen, Julius. Translated by Black, J Sutherland; Menzies, Allan. Prolegomena to the
History of Israel 8.1.1. Kessinger Publishing, p 36
[12] Hippolytus. The Refutation of All Heresies 7:26
[13] Hippolytus. The Refutation of All Heresies 6:30; John 10:8
[14] Hippolytus. The Refutation of All Heresies 5:21
[15] Irenaeus. Against Heresies 1.24.2
[16] Hippolytus. The Refutation of All Heresies 7:25
[17] Irenaeus. Against Heresies 3.2.2, 3.12.12

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