Ezra 6: 9 (NIV):
 Whatever is needed—young bulls, rams, male lambs for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and olive oil, as requested by the priests in Jerusalem—must be given them daily without fail
Ezra 6: 17 (RSV):
 They offered at the dedication of this house of God one hundred bulls, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs, and as a sin offering for all Israel twelve he-goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
Ezra 7 : 17 (RSV):
 With this money, then, you shall with all diligence buy bulls, rams, and lambs, with their cereal offerings and their drink offerings, and you shall offer them upon the altar of the house of your God which is in Jerusalem.
For years I have looked at Strong's Hebrew H563 and the identical H564 as a Word Play that has been hidden from view in the Transvaluation to the New Religion. https://biblehub.com/hebrew/564.htm and the previous page for H563 have identical words, "Immar" being "Lamb" and "Immer" being "The 16th Mishmarot Group from 1 Chronicles 24.
Ezra provides the use of the word "Immar" in 3 places and it is easy to see how "Lamb" could have carried over into a Story/Description of something that happened in and around the Temple - Like the Slaughter of 3000+ at the 4 BCE Passover:
Josephus, Antiquiies..., 17, 9, 3:
"And as Archelaus was afraid lest some terrible thing should spring up by means of these men's madness, he sent a regiment of armed men, and with them a captain of a thousand, to suppress the violent efforts of the seditious before the whole multitude should be infected with the like madness; and gave them this charge, that if they found any much more openly seditious than others, and more busy in tumultuous practices, they should bring them to him. But those that were seditious on account of those teachers of the law, irritated the people by the noise and clamors they used to encourage the people in their designs; so they made an assault upon the soldiers, and came up to them, and stoned the greatest part of them, although some of them ran away wounded, and their captain among them; and when they had thus done, they returned to the sacrifices which were already in their hands. Now Archelaus thought there was no way to preserve the entire government but by cutting off those who made this attempt upon it; so he sent out the whole army upon them, and sent the horsemen to prevent those that had their tents without the temple from assisting those that were within the temple, and to kill such as ran away from the footmen when they thought themselves out of danger; which horsemen slew three thousand men, while the rest went to the neighboring mountains..."
In a recent Thread, I noted that Josephus frequently left "Holes" where some obvious facts should have been stated and here is another of those instances. WHO returned to "the sacrifices which were already in their hands"? WHERE did this take place? Were others involved?
The answers to these questions are not difficult to find. The Priesthood offered Sacrifices in the Temple. The Mishmarot Groups involved in the Passover of 4 BCE and the Feast of Unleavened Bread may be computed for this date as well. They are Bilgah and Immer. A most interesting Set of discoveries accrue.
What does "Bilgah" mean? http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/3298-bilgah "The traditional meaning given the name is "rejuvenation."
Modern lexicographers explain it as "cheerfulness." "
Of course. The Coup that is to be executed on Passover marks the "Rejuvenation" of the Temple. On the Friday Night/ Saturday Sabbath that follows the High Sabbath of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened bread, Immer is to take over, after the Romans and Herodians have been routed. The Rededication of the Temple follows. " We heard him say, `I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.'" ..."
Who said this? "The Lamb", that is, a Priest of the Mishmarot Group Immer. This is the Word Play that has been lost.
Revelation 5: 6 (in part), 12 - 13 (RSV):
 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders, I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain...
 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!"
 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all therein, saying, "To him who sits upon the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and might for ever and ever!"
The one on the Throne should be Jannaeus. The Lamb is Immer. It may all be a rewrite from Ezra.
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