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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Name YaHuWaH Preserved by the Lost Tribe of Issachar, the Cherokee!

By Maria Merola
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance October 2010

On June 14th 2009, The Ten Commandments were discovered in New Mexico in their original Ancient Paleo Hebrew language.

See the YouTube Video below:

Cherokee Chief Declares YaHuWaH To Actor Sam Elliott In 1986 Movie

The stone is said to be from the days when King Solomon reigned. So how did the Ten Commandments make it to America if this land had not been discovered yet? We will soon find out that after the death of King Solomon, there was a split in the once unified Nation of Israel. The Northern Kingdom of Israel were Ten Tribes who became known as “Ephraim” and the Southern Tribes (Judah, Benjamin and Levi) became known as “Judah.” The House of Ephraim was ruled at that time by King Jeroboam, and the House of Judah were ruled by King Rehoboam (see 1st Kings 12).

After King Solomon died, the Ten Tribes from the Northern Kingdom were scattered to the Nations. Some startling discoveries are made about where these 10 Tribes migrated to by reading one of the Apocrypha Books of Esdras:

2nd ESDRAS 13:40 Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Howshea (Osea) the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land.

After the death of King Solomon, the Twelve Tribes of Israel split into two kingdoms: the Southern Kingdom of Judah, composed of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi; and the Northern Kingdom of Israel, composed of the other tribes. The ten tribes you are reading about in 2 Esdras 13:40 are the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. For breaking the laws of God, they were held captive under the Assyrian people.

2nd ESDRAS 13:41 But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt,

*Note: Where never mankind dwelt? Had he continent known as America been discovered yet?

These ten Israelite tribes, after being held captive by the Assyrians, decided to leave the heathen (meaning non-Israelite or Gentile people) they were amongst, and as the scripture says, they went forth “into a further country where never mankind dwelt.” This is talking about a land that previously man never lived in. At this point in history, North/South/Central America, the West Indies, Puerto Rico, Hispanola, Cuba, and surrounding islands had no inhabitants. This is where the ten Israelite tribes came to, and they became the native people of these lands.

2nd ESDRAS 13:42 - That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land.

The purpose of the ten Israelite tribes coming to the Americas and surrounding islands was to keep the laws, statutes, and commandments of God which they never kept in their own land.

2nd ESDRAS 13:43 - And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow passages of the river.

2nd ESDRAS 13:44 - For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over.

The way the ten tribes came over here was by using information from King Solomon’s naval fleets!

2nd ESDRAS 13:45 - For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth.

The region that they reached, which is the Western Hemisphere, is referred to by the Bible as “Arsareth,” which means “New Found Land.”

2nd ESDRAS 13:46 Then dwelt they there until the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come,

It says “Then dwelt they there until the latter time,” this lets you know that this is where these ten Israelite tribes would be found at in the last days, which is now.

So, in conclusion, these are the historical records which show that the ancestors of the native Indians of the western hemisphere are the ten tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel.

Missouri Cherokee Tribes proclaim Jewish Heritage

By Staff February 7, 2003

The Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory has recently shocked the world by claiming their ancient Oral legends tell of a Cherokee migration made to America from the area known as Masada.

This startling evidence is being offered to the public by Beverly Baker Northup whom is the spokesperson for their organization. The evidence offered in support of this connection to Cherokees escaping the mountain fortress of Masada is based in part of what Northup claims is stories passed down from elders and the similarity between ancient words.

Beverly Baker Northup believes there is a connection between these two peoples based on evidence of Jews of the region around Masada during Roman times wearing braided hair and the similarities that the spokesperson attributes to Hebrew language.

In explaining this connection Beverly Baker Northup is quoted as saying:

“The story has been kept alive among our Cherokee people that the Sicarii who escaped from Masada, are some of our ancestors who managed to cross the water to this land, and later became known as Cherokees. (Please note the phonetic resemblance of Si'cari'i and, Cherokee or Tsa’ra-gi’.)”

Northup claims that the famous scholar Josephus wrote that there were escapees from Masada in which the spokesperson for the Northern Cherokee states that this is evidence that gives credence to this connection between the Cherokee Indians and the Jews.

In addition to other startling claims, there is also the belief by the Northern Cherokee that a rock that was uncovered in Tennessee in 1889 that is named the Bat Creek Stone, proves a transatlantic connection to Jews.

Northup believes that the scratched writings on the rock indicate that the stone is evidence of a first century Atlantic Crossing to America by these escaped Jews that later became known as the Northern Cherokee Indians.

Testimony from the American Indians
By James Adair

James Adair is the earliest source information concerning the American Indians. He observed several Israelite characteristics in the southern American Indians.

James Adair was a backwoods preacher that lived and traded with the Southern Indians some forty years; he was called, by various writers, an Englishman, a Scotchman, and an Irishman. He was of a noble birth, whose family was of Earldom. His book was first published in London in 1775, and the main reason he wrote this book was to give evidence to show that the Indians were the lost tribes of Israel.

In recent times many stones have been turned up in America with ancient writings on them. These writings were compared to writings in the old world, and have been identified. These writings were found to be Arabic, Basque, Celtic, Cuneiform, Egyptian, Gaelic, Greek, Iberian, Libyan, Norse Runic, Numidian, Phoenician, and yes, there is ancient Hebrew inscriptions as well. One of these inscriptions is the “Bat Creek Stone” discovered in Loudon County Tennessee. 

The inscription below says “Only for the Yahuwdiym” (Jews) in Ancient Paleo Hebrew Pictographs:

With inscriptions like this popping up, it’s easy to see how someone could come to such conclusions of the American Indians being the lost tribes of Israel, but James Adair had no rocks to go by.

Moses warned the Israelites that if they departed from the covenant faith that “YAHUWAH shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of earth even unto the other” (Deuteronomy 28:64). Most scholars interpret this to mean everywhere but America.

It is not the burden of this book to belabor the point too long, but it is in order to at least mention some points, because they are so interesting.

The American Indians did practice certain aspects of the Hebrew religion. “Cotton Mather in Boston, in the course of a long series of extraordinary letters to the Royal Society in London, drew attention to the existence, in Connecticut, of a tribe of Indians which practiced circumcision.”----America B.C. p. 17

Even today the Cherokee nation honors the 7th day of the week. The numbers 4 and 7 are sacred to them, largely because it is the fourth commandment that sanctifies the seventh day.

A few evidences that James Adair listed:

1.) They constructed their place of worship so “that their backs are to the east, and faces to the west,” this is after “The Jerusalem copy!”---- Adair’s History of the American Indians p. 118

2.) “They do not pay the least perceivable adoration to any images, or to dead persons; neither to the celestial luminaries, nor evil spirits, nor any created being whatsoever. They are utter strangers to all the gestures practiced by the pagans in their religious rites.”--- Ibid p.20

3.) “The Germans among them, frequently say “Yah-yah,” as an affirmative, they call them Yah-yah Algeh---“those of the blasphemous speech,” which strongly hints to us, that they still retained a glimpse of the third moral command delivered at Sinai.---Ibid p.70

4.) They “observed a weekly sabbath.” Ibid p. 79 [This Sabbath is the seventh-day, as the Cherokee observe and many Seminole, the same day which Jews observed].

5.) When they go to war they always carried their “sacred ark” with them!--- Ibid p. 162

6.) They rejoiced “at the appearance of the new moon.”--- Ibid p. 20

7.) They “observed a year of jubilee!”--- Ibib p. 226

8.) They used the word “HalleluYah” in their religious gatherings etc.

James Adair, throughout his book, notes the set-apart name used by these American Indians as Yo He Wah. Josiah Priest, in his book (American Antiquities p. 76) bears out that this was from the Choctaw and Florida Indians.

I remember attending a Feast of Tabernacles down in Kerrville, Texas where we had a formal reading of the book of Deuteronomy, where persons would take turns reading from the Scriptures. When the readers came to capital LORD (which indicates in the King James Version where the tetragrammaton originally appeared in the Hebrew Scriptures), some readers would say Yahweh, while others would say YAHUWAH, but when one sister came to it, she was uncertain of the correct pronunciation, so she would simply say the four letters “Yod-He-Vav-He.” Later on she began using "Yod He Waw He". To me, it sounded much like what Adair heard, possibly through time the three letters “Yod-He-Waw” turned into Yo-He-Wah.

In the old world, the form YHW was used by Jews in Elephantine Egypt.9

Also worth noting is that James Adair mentioned the Hebrew word which Strong’s shows to be “huw,” (#1391 & 1932), which Adair transliterated as “Hewa,” meaning “he or she.” Adair did this because of the way it is vowel pointed.

Another statement by Adair is worth noting:

“It is plain that where the Indians have not been corrupted by foreigners, their customs and religious worship are nearly alike; and also that every different tribe, or nation of Indians, uses such-like divine proper name, and awful sounds, as Yah-Wah, Hetovah, &c. being transpositions of the divine essential name, as our northern Indians often repeat in their religious dances. As the sound of Yah-wah jarred in Laudon's ear, he called it Java, in resemblance to the Syriac and Greek method of expressing the tetragrammaton, from which Galatinus imposed it upon us, calling it Jehowah,instead of Yohewah.”----History of the American Indians---- p. 218

Notice in the above statement the word “Java,” a Syriac and Greek way of expressing the tetragrammaton. The Syriac nor Greek have the letter “J” in their alpha-beta, nor do they have a “V!”

It must have been a modem way of expressing it, just as the translators of the Ante-Nicene Fathers put “Jave” in the text of an early Greek writer. The reason for bringing this out, is that YAHUWAH would be transliterated correctly into Greek as Ioua instead of Iaue, as Josephus related to the Greeks, which he did say consisted of “four vowels,” which leaves out the “J” and the “V!”

To this day the Cherokee call the Creator “Yowa,” which does resemble “Iowa,” which would be a short form. J.C. Beltrami called the Iowa River the YAHOWA River---interesting to say the least.

Some have argued the Hebrew connection of the Hopi, that their ways were similar to the Baal worship of the Hebrews, the Kabalah connection. The Hopi have a word which describes from whence life first began, this word is “yayva.”

In the Book of the Hopi by Frank Waters, the Sun God is referred to as the Creator by the name “Taiowa,” a combination of Tau and Iowa. The Paleo-Hebrew Taw,  is a symbol of the sun, also called the “MARK” or cross. The Hebrew Aleph and Taw are the first and last letters in the Hebrew aleph-bet.

Thus saith YAHUWAH the King of Israel, and His redeemer YAHUWAH of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no Elohim.--- Isaiah 44:6.

The Greeks related it as Alpha and Omega as in Revelation 1:8. Other books refer to the Sun Spirit as Tawa. The Pueblo also call the creator god Tawa.

“Yahoya” is the deity of Bear Clan at Shongopovi.

The Chickasaw Indians call the Creator “Chihoowah.” In Arizona there is a county and tribe of Indians called “Yavapai,” meaning “sun people,”--- pai, meaning people, and Yava meaning sun. There are many examples throughout history of the sun being confused with the deity. These Indians literally make prayers to the sun. We know from Scripture, in Ezekiel 8 for example, that this is not only an error but an abomination. However, YAHUWSHUWA said that the sun was a symbol that pointed to Himself when He said, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12). The sun is the light of this world, which enables us to see about us and not wander around in darkness. What the Catholic Church has done is take something that is a symbol of YAHUWSHUWA, and they began to worship the object or the symbol instead of what the symbol represents, which is the Messiah himself.

Another example is that the Saviour said, “If any man will come after me let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24). The Catholic Church takes this literally as they use the cross as an object of worship, rather than just an illustration.

Obviously they are in darkness and have not seen the “Sun of righteousness” as seen in Malachi 4:2.

In Texas, the Catholic priests established the Alamo as a mission for the very purpose of “Christianizing” the Native Americans (aka Indians). These areas, near the border of Mexico, were heavily Catholicized, thus, we can see how the Yavapai Indians of Arizona mingled their faith with pagan sun-god worship. Yahuwshuwa’s missionaries are needed among the Native Americans to help correct these errors.

Another one that is a bit speculative, but worth considering, is another tribe in Arizona called Havasupai. While passing down the interstate in Arizona, and seeing the word “Havasu” on a sign, caused me to ponder a bit. I already knew that “pai” means “people,” and so what is left is Havasu. Then I thought, “What if this ‘H’ is an English translation from the Spanish ‘J,’ that would make it appear more like Javasu.” Then this Spanish ‘J’ would lead us back to the Greek Iota or the English ‘I’ which came from the Hebrew Yod or “Y” in the Old World.

The ancients used to associate a virtuous idea with the set-apart name, and from this stemmed many words, like jus = law, judge, justice, jury, jurisprudence etc. Take for instance the name “Jupiter.” The “Ju” is a corruption of “Yahuw.” A quick example: Judah, in Hebrew is Yahuwdah. The prophet/king Jehu (originally Yahuw) in the Septuagint is “Iou.” The English text beside it has “Ju.” Jupiter was associated with the heavens, as many reference works bare out; yea, even the Bible in Acts 19:35, “the image which fell down from Jupiter.” Newer bible versions translate this as “the image which fell down from heaven.”

Piter is the same as pater, pader, padre, fader, meaning father, in this way Jupiter would mean heavenly father. What the Romans did was make an image of what they thought god looked like, which is forbidden in the Ten Commandments. At first, it was intended to only represent what El was like; then a couple of hundred years ago, by and by, they start worshipping it. Idolatry usually doesn’t start over night, but I still say men are more in the “image of Elohiym” than some statue.

David wrote, “the heavens shall declare His righteousness” (Psalm 50:6). The heavens are blue, but blue also represents the Towrah (law). Let’s finish the text, “for Elohiym is judge Himself.” There are hints in Scripture that the Ten Commandments were written on sapphire stone from YAHUWAH’s very throne (see Exodus 24:10 & Ezekiel 1:26). Dan means “judge,” and the stone in the breast plate, worn by the high priest of Israel for the tribe of Dan, was sapphire (Sapphire is the fifth stone listed Exodus 28:18 and Dan is the fifth son listed in Genesis 29 & 30).

YAHUWAH also told Mosheh, “Bid the children of Israel to make fringes, and be sure that when you make it, put a ‘ribband of blue...’” But why? “...that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of YAHUWAH, and do them; and that you seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to go a whoring: that ye may remember, and do all my commandments.” Numbers 15:38-39.

Green also represents “living,” to be “alive” in YAHUWSHUWA. In the book of Revelation, chapter 9:4, the angel is commanded not to hurt “any green thing” or those written in the Book of Life, who have “life” in them. But the text continues, “but only those men which have not the seal of Elohiym in their foreheads” (Revelation 9:4). They receive not the set-apart name which is part of the great seal:

Name - YAHUWAH, Title - Creator, and Jurisdiction - Heaven & Earth, as brought out from the fourth commandment. Those who are not a green thing, receive not the love of the truth that they might be saved.

This is the hidden message of the Blue-green folks. This same concept is throughout Scripture. YAHUWSHUWA the Messiah told the rich young ruler and tells us today, “If thou wilt enter into LIFE, keep the commandments” (Matthew 19:17), with a reference to Leviticus 18:

John also wrote, “Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of LIFE” (Revelation 22:14).

There is also a large rock on Mystery Mountain near Los Lunas, New Mexico, which is inscribed with the Ten Commandments. Some scholars believe it to be some form of Paleo-Hebrew, others Phoenician Cyrus Gordon thought it to be Samaritan. The inscription is certainly authentic, as it was inscribed in a nearby stone, the documentation of a lunar eclipse; possibly how Los Lunas got it’s name. Researchers discovered that there was a lunar eclipse there in 107 B.C.E.

The set-apart name is inscribed therein as. The Testimony from the American Indians have one common thread that runs through them all, and that is the “a” sound at the ending of the set-apart name.

Ezra and the Lost Tribes: An Eye-Witness To History!

In any important public or historic event, reliable eye-witnesses serve as the primary authority concerning what has actually taken place. In Biblical history, we can also call upon dependable and inspired first-hand eye-witness accounts in the writings of the prophets.

When the Babylonian captivity of the House of Judah ended in 538 B.C., there was a return of YEHOVAH’s people known today as “The Restoration.” Religious writers looking back upon this event 2,500 years later invariably assume that virtually every one of the Israelites, all twelve tribes, were soon reestablished in Canaan. But surprisingly, there are two very creditable and inspired witnesses to the events of that period -- Ezra and Nehemiah -- who sharply disagree with most modern historians.

In fact, these two prophets are the only reliable eyewitnesses existing today concerning the Restoration period of Biblical history. Both agree on an important point: They specifically refer to the returnees as being only of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, corporately known as the House of Judah. There is no mention at all of any of the other missing ten tribes which comprised the kingdom of the House of Israel!

Ezra was looking for colonists to resettle Israel’s old homeland, yet not only did he not send an embassy to the missing ten tribes, he strangely did not mention their existence at all. We receive the definite impression that Ezra had no idea where they were himself! In 2nd Kings 17:6, we were told that the house of Israel was exiled by Assyria “to Halah, and Habor, and the cities of the Medes.” If they were still in the same location in Ezra’s day, surely he would have sent emissaries there to encourage them to return to the land of Canaan. Yet Ezra did not send an envoy, nor did he seem to even know where they had gone.

Although only two tribes are ever mentioned throughout the Book of Ezra, the common teaching today is that all twelve tribes of Israel, from both Houses of Israel and Judah, were reunited at the end of the Babylonian captivity. If so, why is there no mention of the rest of these tribes, either in the early portion of the book (see Ezra 1:5 and 4:1, “Judah and Benjamin”), or during events years later (Ezra 10:9, “Judah and Benjamin”)? The prophet Ezra knew nothing of any return to old Canaan of the exiled ten tribes of the House of Israel! Neither did his contemporary, the prophet Nehemiah, who spoke only of the existence of the “House of Judah” (Nehemiah 4:16) and the two tribes it comprised, Judah and Benjamin (Nehemiah 11:4, 36; 12:34).

A leading Jewish Israeli scholar, Sara Japhet, agrees and says, “the restoration [i.e. return from exile] and the subsequent renewal of Jewish community life involved only three tribes: the lay tribes of Judah and Benjamin, and the tribe of Levi.” (From The Rivers Of Babylon, p. 82) Levi was the priestly tribe whose members were divided and spread among all of the other tribes. It therefore did not inherit land itself and the majority of its members would be proportionately found among the missing tribes of the House of Israel.

It is further very significant that out of all of King David’s descendants, only one -- Hattush -- is listed (Ezra 8:2) among the returning exiles. Since the land of Canaan was virtually emptied of Hebrews during the Babylonian exile, apparently all of David’s other descendants remained in the diaspora in other lands.

Another line of descent from King David provides an interesting link with the Norse-Gothic tribes and their early leader Odin. We read in 1 Chronicles 3:17-18 that Davidic descendant and king of Judah, Jehoiakin, had one son, Asir (KJV: Assir), translated in the RSV and NIV as “captive.” This Asir was therefore among those exiled from Canaan, and as noted above, neither he nor any of his descendants were included in Ezra’s list of those who returned from Babylon. Where did Asir, of the Davidic royal line of kings, and his descendants go? In Norse history, although encased in myth, Asir or Aesir was the name of the chief royal tribe living at Asgard, the early Mideast homeland of the Norse people.

The Columbia Encyclopedia under the heading “Germanic religion” states, “In early times there were two groups of gods -- the Aesir and the Vanir. However, after a war between the rival pantheons which perhaps reflects a war between two rival tribes, the defeated Vanir were absorbed into the Aesir, and the gods of both were worshipped in a single pantheon...of twelve principal deities...The gods dwelled at Asgard.” Apparently, exiled Israelites of the twelve tribes gathered around their Davidic leader, Aesir, before leaving the Mideast for Europe. A later leader of these assembled tribes was Odin, whose name is pure Semitic. The name Odin has been shown by scholars to be a royal title meaning “Lord” (compare the Hebrew “Adonai” and early Greek hero, “Adonis”). The Norse ancestral-line has been historically reconstructed from King David to Odin in a chart available from the Servant People booksite at

This should not be surprising, since Ezra informs us that only four courses or divisions of priests returned from Babylon (Ezra 2:36-39), out of a total of twenty-four courses (1st Chronicles 24:7-18). These twenty-four courses of priests were a prophetic fore-type of the twenty-four elders of the Book of Revelation (4:4; 19:4), showing us that they were not eliminated in YEHOVAH’s Divine purposes. Simple math will show that well over 80% of the priesthood of Israel therefore did not return from its exile in foreign lands. This percentage would also be reflected in the very low number of Israelites as a whole who returned to Canaan.

Respected scholar, Dr. W.F. Lofthouse, in “Israel After The Exile,” (Clarendon Bible, Old Testament, Vol. 4), has this to say: “[Cyrus’ decree] did not mean that any large number of Jews returned from Babylon to is doubtful if many of the Jews (save the poorer members of the community) would have been anxious to leave... Moreover, if there had been a considerable company of returning exiles, our sources for subsequent events in Palestine must have referred to its presence there. As a matter of fact, such references do not exist.” (p. 24) In other words, relatively very few Israelites ever returned to the land of Canaan after being exiled.

The only place that you will read that all of the Israelite tribes reunited in Babylon, and returned together as one body to Canaan, is in the false and misguided theology of the religious opponents of the Two-House belief! Neither the Bible nor history support the idea of a mass return from Babylon of both Houses of Israel. Instead, the prophet Ezra stated, “...grace hath been showed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape...” (9:8) Again he emphasized, “We are left this day as a remnant.” (9:15, NIV) There is no question that Ezra, an eye-witness, documented that the majority of Israel remained in exile in other lands!

Some of our critics claim that these exiled Israelites all intermarried with the pagan nations of Assyria and Babylon and passed out of existence as a separate people. To this, Dr. Lofthouse replies, “Were they absorbed into the new civilization? If they had been, no one would have been surprised. But they were not.” (ibid. p. 5)

Other critics assert that although few Israelites may have returned immediately, a mass exodus took place sometime later. This too, ignores the facts of history. An interesting statement appears in Ezra’s last chapter which bears on this. It reads: “And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem; And that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the congregation of those that had been carried away.” (Ezra 10:7-8)

Ezra stated that exiles who did not return to Jerusalem at that time “forfeited” all of their property. The Hebrew word used here, yaharam, means confiscated property. Any Israelite who returned months or years later would have found his home and vineyard legally turned over to others. He was disinherited! At that point, there was no incentive to return. Those not present at the appointed time were “separated” or “expelled” (NIV) from citizenship among the exiles. (Ezra 10:8) Those remaining in exile were truly “lost tribes,” for they had lost their land, property, and citizenship in their former homeland of Canaan.

The book of Nehemiah tells us that the whole community of exiles who returned to Canaan was only 42,360. (Neh. 8:66) What happened to the rest of YEHOVAH’s people, the Israelite majority who continued in exile? They did not remain in Assyria and Babylon. As Dr. Lofthouse expressed it, “[the prophet] Jeremiah...seems to imply a certain restlessness among the exiles.” (ibid. p.5) The fulfillment of the numerous prophecies of Scripture required that these restless wanderers be later found in the coastlands and isles to the west, where they became a great multitude and company of nations. (Gen. 15:5; 35:11; Isa. 42:4)-- J.S. Brooks, Hope of Israel Ministries P.O. Box 2186 Temple City, CA 91780, U.S.A.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Serpent Seed Doctrine: True or False?

By Maria Merola
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance August 2013

I have always had a HUGE problem with this “Serpent Seed Doctrine” ever since I first heard of it back in 2002. From the first time that I heard it, I knew that it came from something called “Gnosticism.” 

What is Gnosticism? It is a Greek word which stems from the root word “gnostikosmeaning hidden or esoteric knowledge. A brief understanding of Gnosticism: 
A prominent heretical movement of the 2nd century Christian Church, partly of pre-Christian origin. Gnostic doctrine taught that the world was created and ruled by a lesser divinity, the demiurge, and that Christ was an emissary of the remote supreme divine being, esoteric knowledge (gnosis) of whom enabled the redemption of the human spirit.

What is the “Serpent Seed” doctrine?

This theory teaches that the serpent in the Garden of Eden had sexual relations with Chawah (Eve) and supposedly, this is what was meant by her “Eating of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil!” 

This false doctrine purports that Eve bore twins (Cain) who was of the serpent’s seed and (Able) who was of the seed of Adam.

But here is why I cannot accept this false doctrine.

First of all, the scriptures clearly tell us that “Adam” (not the serpent), knew his wife Eve, and as a result of that union, she conceived and bore Cain. Now, those holding to the “Serpent Seed” doctrine will tell you that Eve had sexual relations first with the serpent, and then she gave some of this fruit (supposedly sex) to her husband to eat. This means that Adam committed an act of homosexuality before knowing his wife Eve!

The scriptures are blatantly obvious, because Eve declares that she has gotten a man from who? 


If she had sex with the serpent, she would have declared that she had gotten a man from Satan!

But instead, listen to what she says here:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:1 And Adam knew Chawah (Eve) his wife; and she conceived, and bare Qayin (Cain), and said, I have gotten a man from YHWH.

Eve said that she had gotten a man from YaHuWaH!!!!

Later on when the two brothers grew up, Cain slew his brother, and YaHuWaH put a mark on Cain to protect him. If Cain was a “Nephilim” (half-human and half serpent), why would YaHuWaH place a mark on him to protect him?

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:15 And YHWH said unto him, Therefore whosoever slays Qayin (Cain), vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfoldAnd YHWH set a mark upon Qayin (Cain), lest any finding him should kill him.

The Nephilim are not discussed until the 6th Chapter of Genesis:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 6: 

1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

2 That the sons of Elohiym saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

3 And YHWH said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

There were Nephilim (giants) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of Elohiym came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

5 And Elohiym saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

6 And it repented YHWH that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

First we see here that the “sons of Elohiym” (fallen angels) lusted after the “daughters of men” (human women).

As a result of these fallen angels going into the daughters of humans, there were “giants,” which is a Hebrew word “Nephilim.” 

It was because of the great wickedness of the humans for allowing these fallen ones to mate with their women, that YaHuWaH 
caused the flood in Noah’s day to destroy the Nephilim.

If Cain was a “Serpent Seed” (a half-breed human/serpent), then why did YaHuWaH protect Cain with a mark on the forehead? Why didn’t he just nip things in the bud, by destroying Cain before the Nephilim populated the earth? 

Furthermore, YaHuWaH gave Cain the opportunity to repent of his ways and to change his attitude:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:6 And YHWH said unto Qayin (Cain), Why are you angry? and why is your countenance fallen?

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:7 If you do well, shall you not be accepted? and if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And unto you shall be his desire, and you shall rule over him.

Here, YaHuWaH is telling Cain that he can change his attitude, and that if does well, he will be able to conquer his anger. But if he does not do well, sin would rule over him. If Cain was a literal “seed of Satan,” then why does YaHuWaH give him a chance to repent?

Another problem that I have with this “Serpent Seed” doctrine is that the Gnostics and the Mormons use this to insinuate that Yahuwshuwa was the twin brother of Lucifer!

The main proponent of this doctrine for the past 30 years has been a man named Arnold Murray who has a congregation called “Shepherd’s Chapel.”

His congregation is actually is a cult with many false teachings, and four failed prophecies back in 1980 that few of his followers today are aware of.

The Serpent Seed doctrine states that the “forbidden fruit” in the Garden of Eden was “sex” and that when Eve ate of the tree of good and evil, she actually had sex with Satan. Murray and other proponents then suggest that Eve had sex with Adam at some point shortly after as well, and became pregnant with twins. Cain is supposedly Satan’s seed and Abel is Adam’s seed. This theory also purports that since Cain is not named in the genealogies, that this should be further proof that Yahuwshuwa (Jesus) refers to people as the “seed of Satan” and that the Devil is their father (John 8:44 & 49).

Scripture tells us that Adam and Eve had MANY sons and daughters, that aren’t named. Since they are not listed in the genealogy of Genesis 5, if you hold to this doctrine, you must now believe that they too are Satan’s children. This is ridiculous logic!

To quickly address the genealogy as far as Cain, he is not listed in the genealogy of Adam because Chapter 5 is listing the righteous line that lead to Noah, which eventually leads to Yahuwshuwa and it starts with Adam and Eve’s son Seth. There is no need for Cain to be in there. In the Briyth Chadashah (New Testament), the list in Matthew shows Joseph’s tie in this line for legality issues.

The genealogy in Luke is the line of Miryam (Mary) which shows the actual physical genealogy of our Messiah, thus fulfilling the “seed of the woman” prophecy in Genesis 3:15. This very same verse is what proponents of this doctrine will use to try and justify their position.

These same verses that are used in the serpent seed doctrine, actually tear it apart if people would just read. Let’s look first at the fall, where this supposedly happened with Eve and Satan having sex.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

You will notice that it says that the tree was GOOD FOR WHAT? “FOOD!”---Not sex!!!

Now if one chooses to spiritualize the word “FOOD,” then they have another huge issue. If it is sex with Satan, it says she gave it (this food which was sex with Satan) to Adam as well. That makes the serpent seed doctrine the very first act of beastiality and homosexuality! How utterly putrid!!!

Nowhere else in the scriptures can one find any place to try and qualify “took the fruit thereof and did eat” as a metaphor for sex. It just isn’t done, as there are other words to describe that which is not vague and a cause for confusion. The text is plain, and whenever we try to move beyond the plain text in scripture (even after reading it in Hebrew), we find that all kinds of deception arises. The plain text tells us that Adam is the one who impregnated his wife (not the serpent), and that Eve had born a son from YaHuWaH, not from Satan.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 4:1 And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from YHWH.

Now if eating of a fruit was a metaphor for “sex” then why does it actually say that “Adam knew his wife and she conceived?”

Why would it not say “she took of his fruit and ate?”  You will find many other places in the scriptures where men “knew” their wives, and never is it referred to as “eating fruit.”

And it also says that after ADAM knew his wife, she conceived and bore Cain. But then she says that she had a man from the YaHuWaH---not from Satan!

Satan is never given any credence for helping to birth Cain! And furthermore, why would she give glory to Elohiym for a son by Satan?

As far as the seed referenced in Genesis 3:15 and of John 8:44, where Satan is referred to as their father, let’s examine those two verses below:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shalt bruise his heel.

*Note: The above passage is making a distinction between the SEED OF THE WOMAN versus the SEED OF SATAN. 

If Cain is “Satan’s seed” as well as the “woman’s seed,” this means that Satan is going to crush himself?

How can there be “enmity” (hatred) between Cain (Satan’s seed) and Cain (the woman’s seed)? 

This does not make sense!

Yahuwchanon (John) 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

In the above verse in John 8:44, Yahuwshuwa is speaking of them being of their father the devil in a spiritual sense, not necessarily of the physical line of the serpent (although, they could be). But more importantly, if Satan is their father, it is because they are serving Satan by their sinful attitudes and disobedience. This does not necessarily mean that they are of the literal physical “seed” of Satan. But even if they are, these Nephilim did not show up in the Garden of Eden. It was not until Genesis 6, that we began to see the fallen angels having sexual relations with human women which resulted in the Nephilim (giants) populating the earth.

If one takes literally, a snake for the serpent in the Garden, then you would need to explain how a literal snake could have sexual intercourse with Eve. Now should you acknowledge the potential of a figurative usage of the term here, then you need to explain why the term “serpent” would be figurative and the term “seed” would be literal. 

Furthermore, if the serpent was Satan in a different form, and Eve spoke to the serpent, then did Eve have sex with a snake or with a different form of the snake? Or did the snake change into another more appropriate form to have sex with her?  If so, common sense would tell you that Eve would be leery of a snake that talked to her and then changed to something else with which she then agrees to have sex with!  

We are in covenant with our Heavenly Father, because we have been “begotten” (spiritually-speaking) by our Messiah. We are his “seed” because we are “born-again of incorruptible seed” (1st Peter 1:23).

We are not children of Elohiym through some kind of sexual union with the Messiah and an earthly woman!

But if you hold to this “Serpent Seed” doctrine, you are left with no room except to be boxed in to that. If you try to make that a physical seed with Satan, you are forced to make it a physical seed with Elohiym, and that is blasphemy!

Serpent seed teachers like Murray state that the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” is having sex with Satan, but that would mean that eating of the “Tree of Life” is having sex with our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa!

How vile and wicked this doctrine is!

When we are told in Revelation 22:14 that all those who keep the commandments will eat from the “Tree of Life,” by the logic of this “Serpent Seed” heresy, we are now forced to believe it will be sex with Yahuwshuwa!

Also, remember, Elohiym banished Adam & Eve from the Garden so they would not eat from the “Tree of Life.”

Well, proponents are now forced to believe that when Elohiym ran them from the Garden and placed angels to keep them out for fear of them eating of the Tree of Life, that he did not want them to have sex with Yahuwshuwa.

And what about all the other trees in the garden they were told they could eat of? This theory forces one to think that Elohiym was telling them to have sex with them (trees) and the trees were actually demons, angels, or whatever. That means they weren’t food for nourishment as Elohiym says they were in Genesis 2:9. So this theory calls Elohiym a liar! You can’t make the word “eat” mean one thing for one tree and not the other.

The serpent seed doctrine is a vile, wretched theory that began with Ancient Greek Gnosticism, and it was adopted later on by Adolf Hitler. Murray touts it as his own, but this lie was conceived in the mind of Satan in order to subtly plant the idea that the seed of the woman (Messiah) was also the seed of the serpent!

Do you see how insidious this doctrine is?

The fallen angel named Heylel Ben Shachar (Lucifer in Latin) is who the devil is, and he has always wanted to rule as the Creator, even though he is merely a created being:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 14:13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heavenI will exalt my throne above the stars of Elohiym: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. 

This doctrine comes straight out of the mind of the devil, as he would have people believe that the prophecy about the seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15 is about him! 

In other words, Satan wants us to believe that he is the Messiah who will come as the seed of the woman, as well as the seed of the serpent, just like Cain!

The Serpent Seed was the core belief and motivation for Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. Hitler wrote that he was told by Lucifer that Jews were the offspring of Satan having sex with Eve and producing Cain who then was also the father of the dark skinned races. Hitler was told that when he destroyed the Jews and the black race, then the Aryan “gods” would return to earth and set up the kingdom of Elohiym and anoint Hitler as the first human king.

Six million Jews died because of this demonic, unbiblical theory. It is through this, Murray labels people of “Satan’s seed” as Kenites. He replaces Yisra’el with people from America and Britain. He claims that the people living in the modern state of Yisra’el (Israel) now are not Hebrews, they are Satan’s offspring.

Since Yisra’el (Israel) became a nation in 1948, not one, but FOUR prophecies that are 3,000 years old have been fulfilled. Someone is lying, and it for sure is not YaHuWaH Elohiym.

The discerning follower of Messiah with any ounce of common sense can only come to one conclusion: the Serpent Seed doctrine is false, blasphemous and racist.