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Re: passover and blood
Post by iskander » Tue May 10, 2016 9:50 am
Garon wrote:" The blood marked the Hebrew houses and apartments so the candy men, yep poison candy was given to the first born male human at every address without blood around the door. Then all the first born male cattle, fish, birds, cats, dogs. The Candy Men were also Veterinarians, they could tell the genders of every pet and beast of the field and gave them the poison candy accordingly.
Or it's just another campfire story. LOL"
It is only an imitation of an earlier pagan religion.
The paschal sacrifice involves several rites that are avowedly apotropaic in nature. A pagan substratum is clearly present even if it cannot be reconstructed with certainty .The paschal offering is made on the night of a full moon of the first month. Originally it seems to have been connected with the sacrifice of human and animal firstborn, perhaps to the moon-god.
The ancient conception presumably contained the image of a bloodthirsty demon who ravaged until the morning. For protection some of the sacrificial blood was daubed with a hyssop on the lintel and doorposts. Blood was also , it seems, placed on the hand and between the eyes ( the " signs " and the " frontlets " ).
The Religion of Israel
Yehazkel Kaufmann translated and abridged by Moshe Greenberg
Sefer Ve Sefel Publishing, Jerusalem, 2003
The sacrifice assumed in Israel an entirely altered form. The destroyer became, instead of the demon, YHWH, and that night was declared to have been a unique event performed for the liberation of Israelites.
In some traditions, YHWH is the destroyer of Isaac whose sacrificial blood is seen daubed on the doorposts of the Israelites .It is the blood of the paschal sacrifice of Isaac that which brings salvation from death to the occupants of those houses .
Pagans infected the mind of the Israelites and them in turn infected the ambition of the Papists.