The David Saga — Part Two

An important clue to all biblical myths is hidden in the alleged chronology of the characters.  David, for example, is claimed to be removed from the patriarch Jacob by nearly 1000 years.  Even encyclopedias present this myth as fact, but the chronology is not verifiable by any references other than scriptural fiction.  This “knowledge” is distributed despite biblical myths contradicting themselves in matters of chronology.

From the start the timetable presented in Scripture implies an enormous period of  time that continues through the books of Exodus, Joshua, Judges, and up to Samuel.  The stories insinuate that 700 to 1000 years separated Jacob from David.  In the later book of Ruth, however, it is stated that David was the tenth generation from a little-known character Pharez, but Pharez happened to be a contemporary of Jacob.  Ten generations do not account for 700 to 1000 years except mythologically.

All the important features about the David myth found in 1 and 2 Samuel are structured upon pre-Hebrew teachings regarding the development of energy into matter form.  The unsubstantiated character of David was fabricated by priest-writers to personify the prephysical energy stages of matter development.  This accounts for all the deceitful character traits and treacherous deeds credited to David but which were overlooked and actually blessed by a curiously apathetic god, for the prephysical energy involvements are amoral in their creative involvement.

The character of David, as mentioned, was inaugurated out of pre-Hebrew teachings concerning Creation, cosmology, biological life, and man’s interrelationship with it all.  In shaping a “history” for the rabble interlopers of Canaan, priest-authors devoted to Yahweh adapted the ancient teachings into a bogus “history” by personifying as their  forebears the primordial energies that involve to manifest as matter.  For example, the “Israelites” personify elementary particles; the “enslavement” in Egypt allegorizes primal energies held by attraction to amass, and the “wilderness” refers to the various prephysical energy planes through which creative action takes place.  David, in this version, personifies the will of life (known in the ancient teachings as the Life Principle) that becomes the nucleus of biological life.

The two books of Samuel (written by priests of Yahweh in Jerusalem c. 850 BCE) give David’s circuitous path to the throne in abundant detail, masking with its pseudo-chronological presentation the movement of the Life Principle through the prephysical energy planes.  This is illustrated early-on with David confronting the “giant” Goliath, a name derived from the Hebrew word golyath.  “Giants” in all ancient myths commonly personify the boundless primordial energy planes through which matter develops.  When David is brought in to confront the “giant,” the Israelite forces (representing elementary particles) are said to have stood immobile for the typical forty days (the four primordial energy planes through which matter is initiated as taught in the older teachings).  David volunteers to confront Goliath.  The assertion that an army of men would simply stand aside and place the fate of their nation in the hands of a boy not old enough  for military service is ludicrous.  But we are expected to believe that the ill-matched contestants met for battle in the valley of Elah in the Shephelah, and David brought down Goliath with a single shot from his slingshot.

The characterization of David never progresses out of this personification of primordial energy movements, which accounts for all his less than moral carryings-on while being blessed by the Lord (creative law).  Thus “blessed” David allegedly initiated sweeping wars and expansion, which emulates primal energy movements toward matter definition (as the pre-Hebrew creation lessons had taught).

David’s death is said to have resulted from falling down a flight of stairs on a Sabbath (7th day), in his 70th year, all of which are symbolic of the descent of creative energy into the seventh energy plane that is physical matter.  And what did David allegedly say on his deathbed?  He is depicted as gushing primal vile against a Benjamite that had cursed him “in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but came down to meet me at Jordan (symbol of life’s flow), and I sware to him by the Lord (creative law) not to slay him with the sword.” (1 Kings 2:8).  David’s last vindictive instruction to his son Solomon was “…hold him (the Benjamite) not (to be) guiltless…” and that Solomon would “knowest what to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.” (1 Kings 2:8)  In other words, the last of the primordial energies must be put down in order for energy to amass into matter–as was taught in the pre-Hebrew lessons.

All this may be distressing to devout believers in scriptural “history,” yet truth-seeking biblical researchers and historians have concluded that the descriptions of the history of Israel are no more than elaborate, skillful ideological constructs fantasized by priest-authors.  The truth is that no mention of either David or Solomon has ever been found in any contemporary Mesopotamian or Egyptian texts—a bizarre omission if both these characters were such power figures that would have been assessed as a threat.

Furthermore, archaeological finds in the regions of the alleged David/Solomon era have not supported the biblical “testimony” of such persons as Saul (c. 1025-1005 BCE), David (c. 1005-970 BCE), or Solomon (c. 970- 931 BCE).  No evidence has ever been  found, for example, of David’s conquests or of the empire he allegedly launched.  Indeed, arachaeology digs have shown that Canaanite culture had continued uninterrupted in that region with an Iron Age 1 settlement system in that time-frame.  And no sign has ever been found of any monumental architecture or even an important city in Jerusalem c. 970-931 BCE that the story of Solomon implies.

It is wise to remember that very little in biblical stories are what they seem.

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