Gaza as a Holy War

by Peter Gerard Myers

Date: October 25, 2023; minor correction June 26, 2024.

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Gaza as a Holy War

by Peter Gerard Myers, January 23, 2024

Let us start with some quotes from the Jewish Bible (the Old Testament):

Moses was angry with the officers of the army ... the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundredswho returned from the battle. ... "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them. Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man."
- Jewish Bible, Book of Numbers, ch. 31, verses 15 to 18, NIV translation

These verses were allegedly revealed and commanded by Yahweh, the Jewish god. But is such a god the 'High God'? No, he's just a tribal god. We can tell, because the 'High God' is ethical not vindictive.

In the Jewish Bible, this kind of warfare is called "Holy War". Here's a bit more, from the Book of Deuteronomy:

When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace. If they refuse to make peace and they engage you in battle, lay siege to that city. When the LORD your God delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the men in it. As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder.
- Jewish Bible, Book of Deuteronomy, ch. 20, verses10-14, NIV translation)

However, in the cities of the nations the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them - the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites - as the LORD your God has commanded you.
- Jewish Bible, Book of Deuteronomy, ch. 20, verses16-17, NIV translation

What is the relevance to the Gaza War?

It too is being conducted as a "Holy War" by Netanyahu and his allies.

The whole Zionist Project is a Holy War, as was the Jewish uprising against Rome (66-73 AD). That uprising ended at Masada; today, new recruits into the Israeli Army are inducted at Masada.

What will be the outcome?

The whole Moslem world will mount its own "Holy War" against the West. Not via ISIS 0 it is a CIA-sponsored NGO. But via an embargo on Oil & Gas sales. Or refusing to sell Oil for Dollars or Euros. That would crash the USD, and in consequence, the USA would have to withdraw from most of its overseas bases.

The West would finally face the fact that Israel is not an asset, but a liability. Not the West's sheriff in the Middle East, but a Spartan state with aspirations to rule the world. That is the role of the 'Messiah', who they hope to put in place.

It's in the own literature.

Cowardly Protestants kowtow to Israel, not facing the reality of its hostility to Christianity. When Israel announces the Messiah, will the Protestants renounce Jesus of Nazareth?

The Jewish Bible (the Old Testament) is NOT a revelation, it is not the "Word of God", but particularist, vindictive and genocidal literature whose meaning the world is finally waking up to.

The Essenes, at Qumran and elsewhere, were heavily involved with the Zealot movement, which was the driver of the Jewish war against Rome from 66 to 73 AD. But that war was religious in nature, a Holy War.

Here are some quotes from Martin Hengel's book The Zealots (tr. David Smith), T & T Clark, Edinburgh 1989). He writes:

"The Essenes were given a military order in the Manual of Discipline, the members of the community calling themselves 'volunteers'. Even in the ideal image of the eschatological community, war against the pagans was presupposed. The War Scroll describes in detail how that was to be waged." (p. 277)

"The war described in the Scroll is in every sense a 'Holy War' and is based above all on the presentation of the Holy War in the Books of Numbers and Deuteronomy. ... The leadership in battle is, for example, in the hands of the messianic high-priest." (p. 278)

"The eschatological struggle also to some extent assumes the features of a judgement against the whole of humanity, at the end of which is 'Israel's rule over all flesh'. The 'Holy War' in this way becomes a step on the way to Israel's rule over the world." (pp. 279-80)

Not all Jews supported the Uprising in 66 AD. Hellenistic Jews did not, and Josephus, a priest with some sympathy for the rebels, sided with Rome when he saw how extremist the rebels were.

Similarly today, many Jews oppose Netanyahu. But even opponents got sucked into his cause. in the wake of Oct 7. If they had known that Oct 7 was really a False Flag attack - that Netanyahu and Mossad were really behind it, having put Hamas up to it, and having had a copy of the plan for a year before Oct 7 - they would have withdrawn support.


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