The Blessing of the Firstborn

The Blessing of the Firstborn

The Blessing of the Firstborn was not absolutely to be of the firstborn. And the Blessing of the Firstborn was not for the firstborn himself but for the simblings, who would remain or for those who would come.

The blessing of the Firstborn was already a common practice among Pagan Canaanites even long before Abraham arrived in Canaan. They would sacrifice the firstborn so that the future progeny would be blessed with life and strength.

But among the Hebrews, the borrowing of such a practice would be different. The firstborn would carry the blessing but he would have to be redeemed as an individual.

Then, Ishmael was born, but Divinely, Isaac was assigned to be the firstborn of Abraham. And, ceremonially, he was the one to be the redeermer of Mankind, as his sacrifice was but a symbolical attempt.

To Isaac were born two boys. Esau was born first, but Jacob was the one Divinely assigned to be the firstborn, although Isaac wish it had been Esau.

To Jacob were born 13 children. The one born first was Ruben, but, as it were Divinely predetermined, he lost the blessing of the Firstborn for having violated Bilhah, one of his father’s wives.

Next in line stood Simeon and Levi, but because of their flared temper and shame they caused to Jacob in Sherchem, they also lost their chance. Therefore, Divinely oriented, so to speak, the blessing of the Firstborn went to Judah.

Humanly, Jacob had planned all along to grant Joseph with the blessing. Since he was a Prophet and knew that Judah had to be the one, he created a second Blessing of the Firstborn and granted Ephraim, the younger son of Joseph’s with it. That was a prophetical move to predict the split of the Tribes, when Ephraim would take the Blessing of the Firstborn as Messiah ben Joseph. Judah would stay with the Blessing of the Fristborn as Messiah ben David.

Now, we have two Blessings of the Firstborn. One over Judah and the other over Ephraim. Actually, Israel itself, before the split of the Tribes, was the Firstborn of god. Hence, when it was still in Egypt, God, through Moses, said, Israel is My firstborn; so let My son go, that he may serve Me. (Exodus 4:22,23) Technically Judah had become, so to speak, the secondborn, as Isaiah called him that child born of the virgin Israel. (Isa. 7:14,15, 22; 8:8)

It happens that Judah had rejected God’s Covenant according to Isaiah 8:6,7, and Divine judgment had been decreed to remove him from existence, but because of God’s promise to David that Judah would be spared to remain as a lamp in Jerusalem forever according to I Kings 11:36, Israel, the firstborn had to redeem Judah by being sacrificed as a people to save another. (Isa. 9:8) Those of Judah were the “many” alluded to in Isaiah 53:12 whom Israel had to redeem with his death.

It was then that God provided the Assyrians to remove Israel from the map of the world, according to Psalm 78:67-70. With the removal of the Firstborn of God, Israel, Judah had to automatically, so to speak, become the Firstborn for the world, but under the original classification of Isaac: Only symbolically, as Jesus understood when he declared to the Samaritan woman, that salvation was from the Jews. (John 4:22)

Judah had become the Firstborn of God, whose blessing would bless the world with life. Jesus’ word to the Samaritan woman had been finally understood that salvation had been all along from the Jews.

Ben

Why are you here? What is your purpose? Your goal?

In the name of Allah , Most Gracious, Most Merciful

What’s the exact meaning of this claim ? Jews have got right to do anything they wish & God will never punish them ? Also , We all should become Jews ?

**Take it easy Muslim Woman, you don’t have to become Jewish. You are okay with the Noahite laws. The salvation that is of the Jews, according to John 4:22 is the collective salvation from universal castastrophe. If you focus on Genesis 8:21 and Jeremiah 31:35-37, you will understand why.

Now, this that you wonder if “God will never punish the Jews,” it’s rather the opposite. God has punished the Jews even more often than any other nation. Jeremiah says in 46:28 that God always chastises Israel as we deserve.**

The same as yours: To learn and to teach.

In the name of Allah , Most Gracious, Most Merciful

From the trend of his posts which I don’t bother to read after a while, I also tend to ask the same question. :shrug:

Well, YOUR religion teaches that all should become Moslems or God will punish them–as well as being subjected to harassment, discrimination, and special taxes when Moslems are in power.

And never mind the nasty things in the Coran about Jews.

In the name of Allah , Most Gracious, Most Merciful

I already told Ben : When Quran described why God punished Jews in the past , many think it’s anti-semitic.

MW,this is really uncalled for…“kill kids” :confused: …this is very childish

as for taking other lands,look at these verses from the Quran,

26:59
17:104
7:137
5:20-21

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Ben Masada, you are doing a good job here in this forum by bringing a unique perspective of the Jewish faith…and this topic is very informative…

****But how about this accusation that we are killing kids and taking other lands? Israeli soldiers don’t kill kids. The Arabs do when they hide behind their own kids in the hope that punishment for their cowardy won’t reach them. They use their kids to protect their weapons, while we use our weapons to protect our kids.

And with regards to land being taking, Arabs are the last people in the world to accuse the Jews. Have you forgotten the lands the Arabs took in their war of conquest of the world?

The Land of Israel belonged to the Jews. When our exile was over and we returned, we found our land being taken by other peoples. And the Land was not in the hands of Arabs but of the British. It was from them that we got part of our Land back. There was never in the History of the world a Country called Palestine.

In the name of Allah , Most Gracious, Most Merciful

your ID said your religion is Islam …must be typo error ?? :shrug:

America’s Shame

By Paul Craig Roberts

January 08, 2009

Why does Israel have a right to exist, but Palestine doesn’t?

…The Israelis can kill whomever they want whenever they want.

They have been doing so for 60 years, and they show no sign of stopping… Take refuge in your ignorance, fostered by 60 years of Israeli lies, that the murder of Palestinians and the theft of their lands is “Israel’s right of self-defense.”

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The Reality In Gaza

4 Minute Video

A doctor from Norway details the reality of Israeli attacks on Gaza.

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John Pilger: “Palestine is Still the Issue” Part I

Why Has This Documentary, Never Been Broadcast On U.S. Media ?

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**“Palestinians” also have the right to exist, but they have refused all attempts since 1948, in the hope that their brothers the other Arabic countries fulfill their promise to push the Jews into the sea. They are the ones who forced the
"Palestinians" into refugee camps, but just to exploit the West into condemning Israel.

Israel does not murder “Palestinians.” They are the ones who murder themselves by biting Israel like snakes. Then, they run to hide their weapons behind their children in hope to escape retribution. That’s the difference between the Jews in Israel and the "Palestinian"
Arabs: They use their children to protect their weapons and we use our weapons to protect our children.

The Arabs created the “Palestine” refugee problem themselves. After the November 1947 partition vote our leaders begged the “Palestine” Aabs to remain calm, friendly, and to respect the legal rights of the Jewish People.

Despite wanton aggression, the State of Israel, in its Declaration of Independence, held out its hand in friendship to its Arab neighbors, even at the moment her borders were being violated. But the avowed intention of mudeing the Jewish People and completely destroying the State of Israel was the Arab answer to law and friendship.

We never took lands from Arabs. For three reasons, we legally acquired the land we needed to have our State reborn. First, for the right of the end of the exile, when we returned to what was originally ours. Second, the people in charge of the Land were not the Arabs but the British. That’s the people we expelled out of the Land. The
"Palestinians" were expelled by their Arabic brothers in the rotten hope that they would throw the Jews into the sea and they could return and loot the Jewish homes. And the third reason is that we paid for all the Land we acquired, until they started killing each other in order to stop selling land to the Jews.

Today, the struggle continues because they still live in the utopia of the hope that the rotten promise of their Arabic brothers can still be fulfilled. Then, they keep murdering Israeli civilians and running to hide under the beds of their own children to avoid backpay.
When Israel decides to fight back, it’s because we can no longer restrain our passivity. I live here; I can see what’s going on. They might fool the world but we are the ones to observe what is going on.

Unfortunately, whenever an enlightened Arab leader arises, he is gnerally murdered. The Arabs want neither resettlement of the refugees, alleviation of their plight, nor do they want peace. One thing, I am sure they know, but they are not allowed to settle in their hearts: That Israel still stands as the greatest single instrument for bringing the Arab people out of the Dark Ages.**

**There is no afterlife. Our punishment, we have been getting here on earth every time the “Palestinians” kill our children and we have to keep our restraint in order not to kill the children they hide behind. **

Are you referring to the punishment MW mentioned…or is it your belief that afterlife doesn’t exist

That’s right Hadi, afterlife does not exist. It’s an idea that goes in contradiction to the Hebrew Scriptures. The only afterlife we believe is the grave.

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