What we call the Bible is actually two separate collections of books The Old Testament and The New Testament these books are widely separated in time and the languages in which they are recorded. The Old Testament was recorded in Hebrew on animal skin scrolls and as a collection of books dates no earlier than 600BC although some of these individual stories may date back much earlier. The New Testament was written originally in Aramaic and Greek, recorded on papyrus in a codex format and the earliest individual letters and books still in existence date to no earlier than 140AD.
Although this large and varied collection of books are recorded over a fairly long time span with the influence of several different foreign cultural influences; there is one theme that is constant and that is consuming the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge/Life.
In Genesis, Adam and Eve taste the forbidden Fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil, and their eyes were opened and they became truly human. This is a concept carried through most of the other books until the Revelations of Saint John, the last book in the New Testament, where there is the river of the water of Life and the Trees of Life whose “leaves” were for the healing of the nations.
These books start with the consumption of a very special “Fruit” this same Fruit is consumed by the Seers (Prophets) in many of the Old Testament books, this is continued into the New Testament were the Fruit of the Tree of Life is re-elevated to the status of the Son of God, and as the Eucharist must be tasted, consumed, and has existed from the beginning.
Below are some very interesting Old Testament quotes.
Gen. 3: 3-7
“3. But the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest you die.
4. And the serpent said unto the woman, ye shall not surely die.
5. For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”
“8. O taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man that trusteth in him.”
“16. I came upon the Words of God and I did eat them; and thy Word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart”
Amanita Muscaria when eaten dried or made into a cold-water extract has a flavor very close to Honey; this honey sweet taste is mentioned in the Rig Veda, the Yasna, and the Old and New Testaments. In the quote below the source of this magic honey is a mountain dwelling life form that can suck “honey” out of rock. This life form can also eat a variety of human prepared foods and “drink” grape juice.
Deut 32: 13
“13. He (God) made him (Soma) ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of flinty rock.
14. Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats with the fat of kidneys, of wheat: and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.”
“16. He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat; and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.”
Ezekiel 3: 1-4
“1. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest, eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
2. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
3. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
4. And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with them my words.”
Here we see that the Honey sweet food is closely associated with prophecy and creates the ancient prophets.
That the messiah of the Old Testament prophets could not be a “man” is plainly evident in their descriptions of God’s anointed.
18. “Hear, ye deaf; and look ye blind, that ye may see.
19. Who is blind, but my servant? Or deaf; as my messenger that I sent? Who is blind as he that is perfect and blind as the Lord’s servant?
20. Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ear’s, but he heareth not.”
1. “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
2. For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath neither form nor comeliness; and when we should see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.”
In the above quotes the “Lord’s servant”, the “messenger” and the “arm of the Lord” are all names for one thing, Amanita Muscaria. The Lord’s servant is “blind” “deaf” and “perfect” and yet, opens the eyes of the blind and the ears of the deaf. The arm of the Lord is described as a “tender plant”, as a “root” out of dry ground, and that when “seen” is not a thing of great beauty.
Many modern Christians claim that Isaiah 53 is a prophecy or vision of Jesus and the crucifixion. I believe that Isaiah 53 is not a "vision" or a "prophecy" of any kind, but is simply the words spoken in the ritual as the Soma plant was processed into the Soma drink in Isaiah’s version of the Soma ceremony.
“13 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”
Here the Prophet Jeremiah calls the Lord a “fountain of living waters” similar concepts appear in the Rig Veda regarding Soma; the “Father of the Gods”- RV 9-CIX-4 who is also called “a fountain made of gold”- RV 9-CVII-4 and a “fount of meath” (honey)- RV 9-XCVII-44. The Prophet Jeremiah also laments the fact that his people have forsaken the living Soma, to chase after man made idols who are not alive, or to follow false, man made religious laws and traditions.
It must be remembered that “Judaism” like all religions, is not, nor ever has been, a single belief system. Judaism is a convenient name for a collection of sects that claim to share a common ancient origin. Some of these ancient sects used the “Soma” under a variety of names, members of these sects became known as the “Prophets” who were often at odds with other sects of Judaism and the current power structure. The secret of Soma in some Judaism sects lasted at least until the rise of Christianity and may even be know in some circles today. From the New Testament texts it appears that one or more of the these ancient “Soma” sects split from Judaism to became the nucleus of early Eucharistic Christianity. See Eucharist & New testament to follow this development.
The Apocrypha text known as 2 Esdras or also known as 4 Ezra, was written some time between 70AD and 200AD, the quote below shows that some “Jewish” sects retained the ancient Soma knowledge during the same time span Christianity was first forming. For Esdras perfectly describes liquid Soma being in his cup, and the effects on him of drinking that Soma.
2 Esdras Chapter 14
37 "So I took the five men, as he commanded me, and we went into the field, and remained there.
38 And the next day, behold, a voice called me, saying, Esdras, open thy mouth, and drink that I give thee to drink.
39 Then opened I my mouth, and, behold, he reached me a full cup, which was full as it were with water, but the color of it was like fire.
40 And I took it, and drank: and when I had drunk of it, my heart uttered understanding, and wisdom grew in my breast, for my spirit strengthened my memory:
41 And my mouth was opened, and shut no more.
42 The Highest gave understanding unto the five men, and they wrote the wonderful visions of the night that were told, which they knew not: and they sat forty days, and they wrote in the day, and at night they ate bread.
43 As for me. I spake in the day, and I held not my tongue by night.
44 In forty days they wrote two hundred and four books.
45 And it came to pass, when the forty days were filled, that the Highest spake, saying, The first that thou hast written publish openly, that the worthy and unworthy may read it:
46 But keep the seventy last, that thou mayest deliver them only to such as be wise among the people:
47 For in them is the spring of understanding, the fountain of wisdom, and the stream of knowledge.
48 And I did so."
Reading the names of the Lord/Messiah listed below in context can really shine some light on Old Testament beliefs about the "Lord." Comparing these names of the Lord/Messiah to the names of Soma can be very interesting and instructive. See The Names of a God.
Names and Descriptions of the Lord/Messiah,
Holy Bible, King James Version.
The Lord (taste) - Ps. 34:8
The Holy One of Israel - Is. 49:7, 45:11
The Messiah - Is. 42:19
The strong arm of the Lord - Is. 53:1
A tender plant - Is. 53:2
A root out of dry ground - Is. 53:2
Word of God - Ps.107:20-147:18
The plant of renown - Ezek. 34:29
Im man’-u-el - Is. 7:14
Wonderful - Is. 9:6
Counselor - Is. 9:6
The Mighty God - Is. 9:6
The everlasting Father - Is. 9:6
The Prince of Peace - Is. 9:6
The redeemer of Israel - Is. 49:7, 63:16
fountain of living waters - Jer. 2:13, 17:13
The first and last - Is. 44:6, 48:12
The Lords servant - Is. 42:1, 42:19
The tree of Life - Gen. 2: 9,3:22-24
The tree of knowledge - Gen. 2:9, 3:1-24
The Living God - I Sam. 17:26, 11
The Ancient of Days - Dan. 7:9, 13, 22
A precious stone - Is. 28:16
Words (eaten) - Jer. 15:16