Hidden Text

The Bible tells a story of 2 texts in competition with each other. A public uninspired Bible text competes with a private, inspired text called the Testimony. The inspired part is lost and found at various times across history. One of the places where it was hidden was in the walls of the high temple, perhaps a parable for the genome. This article explores.

Bible History

The Bible gets its name from Babel, or Babylon. There are no vowels in inspired text. Bbl of Bible is the same as Bbl of Babel.

The origin of the text we know now as the Bible happened at the time when Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon was invading all the lessor kingdoms around his own. He brought their religious writings into his kingdom and made them his own.

Nebuchadnezzar captured a few bright young men, Daniel being 1 of them. Those men created the Hebrew language we know now. They then proceeded to translate the captured texts into Hebrew.

Daniel was coping a process done in Elisha's day when the text was moved into Aram and Aramaic, now Syria and Syriac.

Within about 70 years of Daniel, a completely new religion had been built on this strange set of documents. Ezra took those documents back to Jerusalem and built a new temple for that religion.

Some Ezra's translated and rewritten documents were based on original texts from Jerusalem, while the other texts were from Babylonian history. Some remain part of our modern OT Canon, others are know as apocryphal writings. Many of the documents were mergers of conflicting copies available in Nebuchadnezzar's kingdom. Some texts were new from whole cloth.

If you want to learn more, search for the terms, 'Documentary Hypothesis.' That this the name of the study of the various documents merged together in Nebuchadnezzar's day.

The written Biblical accounts of Noah's flood and the written Biblical accounts of the Exodus, for example, can be shown as the merger of 2 (or more) differing accounts.

Testimony History

The competing inspired text was carried down through time by a small family. Some members from some generations of that family were inspired writers. Some were simply owners and/or caretakers of the vault where official copies were held.

Enoch and Noah are the first writing members of that family. Abram is the 3rd important member. When Abram purchased a burial plot for his dead wife he also established a scroll vault that was passed down by inheritance to his heirs.

That vault can be traced through the text all the way into the New Testament. When Joshua took his disciples to Sychar and the field ripe for harvest he was going to the vault to withdraw the master copies of the inspired Testimony.

His disciples, as well as his mother, would be writing an addition to the vault copies. We call that writing the New Testament. Those NT writers needed to know the language and the inspired text for the Old Testament. It was upon the inspired old Testament that this new writing would be based.

New Testament

The public version of the Old Testament was NOT in an inspired language. Nor was it an inspired story.

All of the religious disputes in the New Testament were not disputes over interpretation, but over the textual basis for inspired religion. Joshua and his disciples, down through Paul, carried the inspired Old Testament and write the inspired New Testament.

Their new writing was edited by high priest Ananias to conform to their public Old Testament. If they did not do this their religious power over the Roman world would have collapsed.

If they had not done this then no history of the New Testament era would survive to us today, as the Jewish priests and Roman governors would have had no use for it. The edited New Testament they could use for their own purposes, as they have done for the better part of 2000 years.

The inspired Old Testament is described as a 'treasure in jars of clay' that apparently went overboard during Paul's shipwreck on the way to Rome.

The copies edited by the high priests in Jerusalem made it ahead of of Paul's arrival there and after about 100 years of fighting, emerged as the dominant text of Christianity, edits and all.

Promise of Recovery

Several passages describe a time of recovery. They point into our century. They point now. They point at the end of a 2550 year interval from Ezra's era when he established the current religion in Jerusalem.

Other eras when the text was recovered are the following:

  • Abram's day when he left Ur for Canaan, apparently retrieving a vaulted copy on the journey. It remained public until Joseph.

  • Moses' day when Moses added to the canon and setup a museum, a 'tent of time' for the study of the text. It remained public until Joshua Son of Nun's generation had died out.

  • Samuel's day when Samuel encountered Joshua as a boy. He would add to the body of inspired writing. It remained public into the time of Solomon.

  • Hilkiah's day when a copy was found in the Temple during a remodel. It remained public until Haggai's day when Ezra's version won out.

  • Joshua's day when he recovered a vault copy left for him at the field ripe for harvest. It remained public until the generation of Paul.

The best parable for the end of the Nebuchadnezzar family of documents is a dream recorded in Daniel 2. Here a statue is seen to grow large, but eventually a stone strikes it. That stone grows into a mountain which fills the whole earth.

The statue of course is the religious systems built on Nebuchadnezzar's false Old Testament. It lasts '7 times' or 2550 years. That time is up now.

How, though, is that recovery to be done?

In all the earlier recoveries of inspired text it was pulled out of a vault. Usually a cave or tomb of some sort.

Where Now?

If it is vaulted, where might that vault be located now?

Because Science is the religion of the day, it may be like Hilkiah's day. The Hilkiah scroll was found during a remodel of the Temple in Jerusalem. The text was pulled out basically from under the nose of the high priest.

The high priests today are who? Scientists, of course.

Their highest holy temple? The human genome.

The human genome is sequenced by breaking down DNA strands into small pieces. Those small pieces are easier for machines to sequence. Then software puts the sequenced pieces back together again.

The smashed statue of Nebuchadnezzar speaks to the genome of a man broken down into small pieces. From those pieces the old Babylonian religion will fall.

So it is worth a look to see if we can find the inspired text in their house. They just finished a remodel of that house in January of 2022.

Now is a good time to try.