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The Kabbalah mystery religion which originated in ancient Sumer, thus putting its beginnings in the same remote epoch as the mysteries of Egypt and the Hindu Vedas. Babylon succeeded Sumer, and transmitted the teachings in turn to the Hebrews, along with many other elements of their religion, which are therefore still familiar to us today from the Book of Genesis. The word “Kabbalah” comes from a Hebrew root meaning to receive sacred teachings.
666 Χ ξ ς
“This calls for wisdom: Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.” — Revelation 13:18
The Woman on the Beast
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. This title was written on her forehead:
|MYSTERY||from the Mystery religions|
|ΒΑΒΥΛΩΝ||“gate of gods” Babel: “confound, confusion by mixing; anoint”
Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 55:9; Hosea 7:8-16
|OF PORNŌN||x Luke 15:30: “‘But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with whores, you slaughtered the fattened calf for him.’”|
|AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS||x|
|OF THE EARTH||x|
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of the holy ones, the blood of those who were witnesses of Yehoshua.
When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.
Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns… This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits. They also represent seven kings.” — Revelation 17
I haven’t had time to read these, but in discussions regarding this topic these are the works which have been suggested to me by others: