when the ashes touched the water, then
This young heifer was only a month old, yet within two to three years, if no more than three white or black hairs are found on her body, the orthodox Jews would have sufficient reason to take possession of the Temple Mount, where most of them feel the Temple of Solomon had been built and begin the construction of a new temple there.
in the Temple) and sat in the trading Station (in the Temple to the east of the former Chamber)
lot (For the Lord) did not come up in the right hand
in order to maintain the sanctity of the ark and for the preservation of their own lives. According to the Hebrew law, the place of residence for an individual, whether a tent or a house, would extend out from its abode for 1000 yards. If the place of dwelling was in a corporate site such as a walled
. This was the Holiest area surrounding the city of Jerusalem. (Berakoth 9:5)
that a Jew or Israelite must undergo in a ceremonial purification cleansing before they can enter the Temple complex. The ashes were then gathered by another priest who was recognized to be ritually clean and
The world press was abuzz with the news of the birth of a pure red heifer in the Land of Israel. The orthodox community of Israel was all astir, and the topic of discussion was when was the era of the Last Days and the 10thRed Heifer about to begin? In the Siddur, called the Four Parshiot in the Parah, it states, Thehiding place of its (the red heifer) ashes will be revealed and in the Mishnah, Tractate Parah it states that thetenth red heifer that will be burned will be done in the time when the Messiah (Moschiach) comes and restores a new Temple for His people.
This Anointing Oil was used by the Prophet Eli toanoint King Saul and later King David and Solomon, but also theHigh Priestsof the Temple of the Lord and theProphets. This oil was also used as a fragrance that was poured on the oblation to provide a sweet smelling savor on the sacrifices.
, (at least so long as its ashes lasted); that its blood was
Note carefully that we say burned, as this demonstrates that whole body of the heifer, even the blood and organs were burned to ashes. The ashes would then be made into a
Under the command of King Josiah, the Prophet Jeremiah as recorded in the Book of Maccabees secreted, with these Jewish revolutionaries for the God of Abraham, the museum archives of the Nation of Israel. These treasures possessions were stored in Zedekiahs Grotto or Cavern under the Temple Mount (Hiram As-Sharif) below the Temple of Solomon (Beit HaMikdash). There the Sanctuary of the Congregation (Mishkhan) described in the Torah, the Ark of the Covenant, the Menorah, the Altar of Incense were stored in times of security.
19:4 – And Eleazar the priest shall take ofher blood with his finger and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:
And so it was. In April, 1988, the Vendyl Jones Research Institutes in collaboration with Professor Yoseph Patrich, Benny Arubas and Benny Agur of the Hebrew University made an astounding discovery. A juglet of the Shemen Afarsimon, the Holy Anointing Oil was discovered in Cave 13 (Jordans Cave 24). The Pharmaceutical Department of Hebrew University tested the substance inside the small juglet and gave their scholarly verification that it was the Shemen Afarsimon of Psalms 133.
appointed place (Miphkad) which was outside the sanctuary
The Holy Temple Incense (Pitum haQetoret)
do more evil than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel
Yet most researchers believed that this scroll either was a forgery, or was part of the temple treasures of Herods Temple that were secreted away prior to its destruction from the Roman forces in 68-70 CE. So the Copper Scroll lay ignored for over twenty years in the Museum of Amman, Jordan. As M.A. Ben-Luria stated, the validity and authenticity of the Copper Scroll would remain in question until one single item mentioned in the scroll is discovered. Once something is found at Qumran that was listed among the 64 designated items and places in the Copper Scroll, the scrolls validity would finally be unquestioned.
the symbol of imperishable existence
red heifer was then burned with a mixture of cedar, hyssop and scarlet covering
Mishnah 5, called the Tractate Parah
According to the traditions of the Jews, after the death of Jesus, the hierarchy of the temple priests became more and more aware that the
through the sacrifice of Him in whom is the fullness of life. (The Temple, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Michigan. 1987, pages 348-349)
heifer was burned under the supervision of
And he caused his sons to pass through the
sacrificial system within the temple was corrupted and not accepted in the eyes of the Lord of hosts
These were taken to a safe haven several miles from Jerusalem in the Valley of Achor, near the caves of the Essene community of Qumran fames for the Dead Sea Scrolls and in site of Mount Nebo. This site was accessible by the extensive tunnels that extended from what is now known as Solomons (Schlomos) Quarries or Stables. Now in the Emeq HaMelekh, a group of Mishnahs, we can read the rest of the story of how the vast treasures that was saved for the future atonement of the chosen people of God at the time of the end.
day of Nissan in the second year from the Exodus
and ingredients. The has been recorded that the fragrance of the haQetoret was so
. How do we know if this water was purified? According to the rabbinic tradition, if the
, then the city limits was 1000 yards fro
19:9 – Anda man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place,and it shall bekept for the congregation of the children of Israel(as a keepsake for Israel)for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
, only Yshua, the son of God, and as our High Priest, could offer His life as a sin offering
Yet a puzzle still exists. If you will notice, from the time of Moses and the dedication of the Sanctuary of the Congregation at Mount Sinai until the fall and destruction of the Temple of Solomon, the ashes of only one red heifer was used in the purification of the priests and the temple. This suggests that the Wilderness Tabernacle (the Mishkhan) until the end of the days of Solomon stayed in a state of ritual purity in which very little of the ashes of the red heifer had to be used. After the death of Solomon and the split of the House of Judah from the House of Israel, the Temple services still remained a strong moral force in the Land of Judah, until the days of King Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, a king with such evil in his heart that he sold the physical and moral fiber of the Kingdom of Judah to the Devil.
Yet what were the limits or how far away from the camp of the Israelites was this to be?
, freedom from corruption, and fullness of life, so as yet more to intensity its significance. But even this is not all. The gathered ashes with running water were
month old the Temple Institute was contacted and Rabbi Menachem Makeover and Rabbi Chaim Richman to inspect her. There they found this young heifer to be kosher and a potential candidate to become the 10
19:5 – And one shallburn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
Shemen Afarsimon, the Holy Anointing Oil
The samples, that were sent to Dr. Marvin Antelman with the Weizman Institute and Yaacov Arkin at the Israel Institute of Geology, both determined that the substance was indeed organic, for thedensity indicates that the material which is lighter than water is excluded from the category of red soil or red minerals……also the high percentage of ash is typical of plant source.In all, it was identified that this substance containedeight of the eleven spices present in the Pitum haQetoret (Temple Incense),all in a highly refined state. This was again confirmed again at the laboratories at Bar-Ilan University. With the addition of two additional inorganic ingredients, Karsina Lye and Sodom Salt, which was found near by in the same cave, ready to be mixed with the spices, the ingredients of the Holy Incense, the haQetoret, would be mixed to be used in the Temple services according to the Torah and the Talmud.
The Copper Scroll, the Anointing Oil, the Temple Incense and the Ashes of the Red HeiferJeremiah and the Five Guardians of Solomons Temple Treasures
Levites who guarded the entrance of the Temple
of Israel, was slaughtered according to the dictates of the Lord of hosts to Moses outside the camp of Israel. (Num 19:3) Unlike the other sin offerings, the
powerful that when it was being mixed, one could smell it clear over to Jericho, twelve
What does outside the camp mean? In Numbers 15:35-36, it is clear that the
outside the camp towards (westward) the sanctuary
Red Heifer was walked over to the Altar on the Mount of Olives
kept in a vessel in a place outside the camp of Israel that was also kept ritually clean.
The holiest of all the sin offerings, was the fourth sin offering, the Red Heifer. The
Therefore let us go forth to Him,
TheMishkhan, the Tabernacle of the Congregation,built in the wilderness by the skills given to noble craftsman, called Bezaleel under the supervision of Moses, wasdedicated according to theSeder Ha Olamon the 1stday of the 1stmonth (Nissan) in the second year of the Exodus (Jewish year 2449 from Adam). The first day of services was completed and according to theSeder Olam, on thesecond day, Moses was instructed by the Lord of hosts to have the priestEliezar, the priest, take a perfect red cow, under the age of three and who had not had a yoke put to her neck, and lead her out of the camp of Israel into the wilderness and slaughter her.
carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God
19:2 – This is theordinance of the law which the Lord hath commandedsaying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that theybring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:
Luach Nehoshet (Copper Plate/Sheet
was also a young bullock which was slain for the
sprinkled on the third and seventh days
There in the wilderness that is outside the camp of the Israelites the
As the first manifestation of sin which separates man from God, defilement by the dead required a Sin-offering, and the ashes of the red heifer are expressly so designated in the words: It is a sin-offering. (Num. 9:17) But it differs from all other sin-offerings. The sacrifice was to be a
nine perfectly red heifers have been burned
banished (from the Chamber of Hewn Stones
. The blood of the red heifer was sprinkled outside the camp, the body burned to ashes and then the ashes through some mystical process that left even the wisdom of Solomon bewildered, bestowed holiness and purification with the pure spring water as its was
, we can now see combines all the elements of the crucifixion of Jesus, who also was crucified as a sin offering for all the sins of the world and according to some scholars was crucified on a tree on the Mount of Olives, without the sanctuary, at an appointed place designated by the temple priests and the Romans. This crucifixion was also for the future purification of the saints and remnant of the chosen ones of Israel at the coming of Yshua, the messiah.
Qalal, the Urn that contains the Ashes of the Red Heifer
After the return of the Jewish exiles from Babylon, the second Red Heifer was sacrificed, apparently to rededicated the new Zerubbabels Temple to the Lord. During the years from 520 BCE (350 BCE by Jewish yearly calculations), until 70 CE when Temple of Herod was ransacked and destroyed, eight more heifers were slaughtered. This suggests that from 1585 BCE to 538 BCE, over one thousand years, ritual purity was maintained within the Sanctuary and the Temple complexes, yet for the last 420 years until the destruction of Herods Temple, there was a constant and repetitive breeches in the rites of purification of the priests and the temple as given by the Lord of hosts to Moses.
The Qalal (Kalal) with Ashes of the Red Heifer still awaits discovery, for it was used according to the Seder Ha Olam during the dedication of the Sanctuary Tabernacle and without it the waters of purification needed to cleanse and purify a new Jewish Temple would not be possible. Here the story of the ten red heifers that were to be killed before the time of the messiah (Moschiach) and the nine red heifers that were sacrifices for a sin offering between Sinai and the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE will be told. It was the officiating priests, Ezra the Cohen, Shemon HaTzaddik, Yochanan High Priest, Hananel Egyptian, Ishmael Piabi who took the heifers outside the camp, across the Kidron Valley and over the Bridge of the Red Heifer to the Miphkad anointed altar on the Mount of Olives.
appointed place (Miphkad) of the house, without the sanctuary
It was on that sacred mount that the prophets and the kings were anointed. It was also on that site that the priest would be purified in a ceremony that was deemed necessary before he could burn the body of another red heifer. The
As the children of Israel were moving throughout the wilderness, they kept a certain distance between the Wilderness Tabernacle and the encampment or their places of habitation according to their clans each with their standards and ensigns. (Numbers 2). When they were to follow the Ark of the Covenant around the city of Jericho, this distance that they were to keep away from the Ark of the Covenant was specified.
. Here the cedar, oil from the juniper bush in the Sinai desert, would cause a skin irritation, which would stimulate the applicant to vigorously rub the solution in their hands. The hyssop oil was known for its antiseptic properties, as Hyssop oil contained 50 percent carvacrol, and antifungal and antibacterial medicinal agent.
; one upon which never came yoke; and a
The Holy Anointing Oil (Shemen Afarsimon)
The altar upon which the Red Heifer would be burned is called by the rabbis as the
Vendyl Jones and his Research Institute and the Temple Institute have been prominent in the quest to find the Qalal, a pottery jug containing the Ashes of the Red Heifer, the Wilderness Sanctuary (Mishkhan) and the Ark of the Covenant. This chapter we will be introduced to the discoveries of the of the Copper Scroll (Luach Nehoshet), the Anointing Oil (Shemen Afarsimon) which was used the anoint the prophets and the kings, the Temple Incense (Pitum haQetoret) and the special Incenses Spices prepared by the noted Jewish Avtinas family for the Jewish Temple.
; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. he built
The Holy Temple Incense (Pitum haQetoret)
The Nine Red Heifers in Jewish History
on that which was to be purified. Assuredly, if death meant the wages of sin, this purification pointed in all its details, to to the gift of God, which is
The picture is now beginning to unfold.
of the Lord you God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and go after it. Yet there shall
for the entire planet would also be sacrificed
This strongly suggests that the place where the red heifer was slain was also near the site where Jesus was crucified
Zechariah and his famed end of times Oracles
outside the gate or outside the camp
with His own blood, suffered outside, the gate.
altars for all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord.
Later and more exhaustive testing and analysis by Dr. Terry Hutter, a paleo-botanist, who stated that not just eight ingredients, but the red-brown spice sample is composed of nine different and unique plants. The plants are recognizable both by pollen and organic maceral types. These plants types include.
wall approximating the Womens Gallery of the Temple.
the ashes of the tenth heifer must be mingled with the ashes of the previous nine heifers.
; and that it was wholly burnt, along with cedar wood, as
whereas theMishnah lists eleven ingredientsplus Sodom Salt and Karcina Lye.
civil leader of the newly returned Jerusalem community and Hizkiyahu and Shimur HaLevi were all co-conspirators and accomplices in the secret spiritual and religious mission to preserve the sacred vessels of the Mishkon (Sanctuary) and the articles of temple service in the renown Temple of Solomon (Shlomo)
the entire assembly (Lev. 3:13-21) The ritual separation of the fat and certain organ was the same as the first bullock. The
, and to the going up of the corner. And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.
needed 2000 cubits or 3000 feet or 1000 yards
There on the cave floor a total ofeight hundred pounds of spices(600 kilos) were
The reports of the birth of a potential red heifer, though genetically rare in this age of advanced genetic knowledge and artificial insemination, are becoming more frequent. According to an article in The Mid-East Dispatch, issue 237, the 16th of March 1997, that a six month old red heifer had been born to a black and white cow and a dun colored bull, in the religious kibbutz, Kfar Hassidim, near the northern Israeli port of Haifa. This heifer called Molly, was also declared kosher, but within a year blemishes and imperfections were noted.
The Nine Red Heifers in Jewish History
explain the deep meaning of the Red Heifer.
The Ashes of the Red Heifer and the Restoration of the Sanctuary/Temple
, according to the abomination of the nations whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel. For he
all other sin-offerings for the congregation being males.But what distinguished it even more from all the others was, that it was a
The Red Heifer and Yshua – the Type/Antitype of the Sin Offering
, that He might sanctify the people
Psalms 133- Behold, how good and how pleasant it is forbrethren to dwell together in unity! It is like theprecious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the head, thatran down upon the beard, even Aarons beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments: as thedew of Hermon, and as thedewthat descended upon themountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing even life for evermore.
19:3 – And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forthwithout the camp, and one shallslay her before his face:
19:7 – Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.
The Copper Scrollby the West Semitic Research Project
The Red Heifer and Yshua – the Type/Antitype of the Sin Offering
It was the reforms with the subsequent purification and dedication of the Temple, plus bringing the Ark of the Covenant from its hiding place in the bowels of Solomons Grotto a thousand feet under the Temple by the twelve year old King Josiah, it appeared that the ashes of Moses Red Heifer were almost fully used up. At the end of Josiahs reign, the Prophet Jeremiah advised that the Ark and the Wilderness Sanctuary be hidden permanently.
. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. He even set a
As all the other offerings in the temple services were also utilized as food for the priests and Levites, the bodies of the bullock, goat and the red heifer were to be burnt with their whole bodies were reduced to ashes.
and the inhabitance of Jerusalem to
The author of the Book of Hebrews make an interesting analogy between the Red Heifer and Yshua.
Forty years before the destruction of Jerusalem
The High Priest was forbidden to offer the sacrifice of the Red Heifer. In the same manner and in the same location
In this Mishnah, we now see the five Temple treasury guardians as they work together laboriously inscribing on what is called the Luach Nehoshet or the brazen, brass or copper sheet or plate (Strongs 5178 – nekj-o-sheth). This is our strongest evidence of the origin of the Copper Scroll found at Qumran.
, it uncovered the conditions that would be vital to purify the future generations of Jews and Israelites at the end of times. The oracles of God state over and over that the chosen people were to be a Holy People and a Holy Nation. The rites of purification were therefore applicable not only to the people of God but also to the Land. For the rites of purification to exist in the End of Times,
19:8 – And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.
death penalty under the Torah was to be administered outside the camp.
waiting to be mixed and transported to the Temple. This quantity of spices is significant
, which is also referenced in Ezekiel 42, which talks of the bullock being burned as the sin offering at the appointed place (Miphkad).
, brought as a sin-offering, and, so as far as possible, once for all, was in its turn accompanied by the
(the three lamp shaft with seven lamps each on the right side of the Menorah nearest the Holy of Holiest)
that was burned was under the supervision
burned in the sacrificial history of the Israelites and the Jews have been recorded.
TheCopper Scroll was part of the collection of the Dead Sea Scrollsdiscovered in May, 1952 in cave Qvj3 in the caves of Qumran. It was first translated in 1956-57 after the archeologists designed a way to cut the copper sheets that had been rolled up into two copper rolls. Within the Copper Scroll it described the location of where the Qalal (the copper urn that hold the ashes of the red heifer) and the Temple treasures are hidden including possible cryptic references to the Ark of the Covenant, the Altar of Incense and other sacred furnishings of the Mishkhan, the Wilderness Sanctuary of the Congregation hid by the Prophet Jeremiah.
because it is equivalent to the amount of spice used inone year of daily sacrifices in the
bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest
fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom
It is also in the Mishnah that records that theAvtinas familywere given charge and
– After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmiths son unto the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the
(the large doors into the Holy Place)
19:10 – And he thatgathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: andit shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute forever.
. The difference of the red heifer and the other sin offerings is that the other three were absolving sin, giving the recipient freedom from sin or in a sense, salvation. On the other hand, the
red heifer, offered as a sin offering for purification of the collective congregation
He did evil in the sight of the Lord
These are the holy vessels and the vessels of the Temple that were in Jerusalem and in every place. They were inscribed by Shimur HaLevi and his companions, on a
which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he
19:1 – And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
liquid paste and used in the water of purification
last forty years before the destruction
sprinkled over not only people, but over the land
village, a Levitical town or walled city
burning of a cow (bullock) as the sin offering
, with Haggai and his five exhortations to encourage the speedy rebuilding of the temple of Zerubabbel, along with Zidkiyah, the 1
The Temple Ritual of the Red Heifer
Also within the Copper Scroll, is documentation of the Holy Incense that was used to by the priests to sprinkle on the Altar of Incense in the Holy Temple. On April 8, 1992, the excavation team of Vendyl Jones Research Institute, was searching the strata in the Cultural Dome of the hidden north entrance at the Cave of the Column, when Glenda Hurst, a volunteer called out to Larry Banks, Come over here and look at this. Its some kind of red stuff that is very different. The taste test and the smell test revealed an organic compound with a hint of cinnamon in it.
. In Nehemiah 3 we see the historical description of the reparations done to the gates of Jerusalem. The Miphkad Gate was one of the gates into the city which was near the corner of the city near the Sheep Gate.
The Holy Anointing Oil (Shemen Afarsimon)
small fragment of these ashes could be placed in water in a vessel or thrown upon a body of water
was a young bullock which was slain for the
Anointment Hill, now called the Mount of Olives.
Temple. In theTorah, only four ingredientsare listed for the haQetoret,
This arcane piece of Biblical knowledge on the purification rites of the red heifer has left the Christian community puzzled and the Islamic community in consternation. In the beginning of the Israelite nation, Moses (Moshe) was standing on Mount Sinai and was given not only the two tablets of the Decalogue engraved on stone, but the Written Torah in which the letters (Words) were given one by one by the Lord of hosts to Moses for him to write down. This was theWritten Torah of the Hebrewswhich included the first five books of the Hebrew Scripture called the Pentateuch, which he was to write down as dictated to by the Lord of hosts. On the other hand, the Lord spent 120 days, 40 days on three separate ascents by Moses, in which he revealed to Moses how the these ordinances and commandments of the Lord were to be put or lived out in human life. This was called theOral Torah.
There were four types of sin offerings. Three of these were killed or slaughtered at the slaughtering arenas within the temple proper, before the presence of the Lord. (Lev 4:4) All three had their blood sprinkled seven times before the Inner Curtain which veiled the Holy of Holiest. All three sin offerings had their bodies carried out of the camp to be burned to ashes on the altar outside the camp.
), with all the Vessels of the Holy of Holies that Shlomo son of David made. And together with Shimur were Hizkiyahu, Zidkiyah, Haggai the Prophet, and Zechariah, son of Berachiah, son of Ido the Prophet.
. (Lev. 4:3-12) and the final burning was in a clean place outside the camp. The
Kalal, the Urn that contains the Ashes of the Red Heifer
ashes of the red heifer were to bring holiness
. Note what the Talmud states occurred at the time of the death of Christ.
In March, 2002, in a farm in Galilee, an Israeli rancher had a cow that gave birth to a red heifer that was born without blemish that is no white hairs on her body and face. After the heifer was a
In part one of this series we became acquainted with the fascinating document, Emeq HaMelekh and the roles of five worthy men, Shimur Ha Levi, Haggai (Chaggai the Prophet), Zechariah son of Iddo, Zedekiah (Zidkiyah), Hezekiah (Hizkiyah), Hilkiyah, Ezra the Cohen, and Baruch son of Neriah the Scribe for Jeremiah who were commissioned on a secret mission to hide the treasures of Solomons Temple.
surface of the water became disturbed
In the days of the first and the second temples, the ashes were
. They purified the temple with it. They could purify the entire city of Jerusalem if needed or the entire Land of Israel.
Symbols and Types of the Sin Offering
19:6 – And the Priest shall takecedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.
custody of the secretrecipe of compounding the pharmaceutical mix of these spices
According to the historical records kept by the Jews in their Mishnah, a total of
in which a young bullock and a goat were carried outside the camp and burned in the entire carcass of the animals. (Lev. 16:27)
Whereas in Christian theology, Jesus (Yeshua) has been seen as the Passover Pesach lamb, he is also an anti-type of the heifer that was slain as a sin offering on the Day of Atonement. Now we will see that the extensive Jewish temple ritual of the burning of the red heifer will be seen in literal detail to be prophetically reenacted by the trial of Yeshua by the Sanhedrin in the Chamber of Hewn Stones, the walk through the eastern gate of the temple, across the Kidron Valley and the crucifixion of Jesus (Yeshua) on a tree as a final reenacting the sacrifice of the red heifer on the Miphkad altar on the Mount of Olives. Omens prior to the destruction of the temple by the Roman forces on the massive door called Hekel, the crimson cord are also portrayed in the aborted attempt to sacrifice the tenth red heifer. With the discovery of the mikhvoat baths for the high priest above the Gihon Springs and the possibility of Solomons temple as being erected at this site, we will consider that the tenth red heifer has truly been sacrifices in the death of Jesus, the one called Yeshua son of Joseph brother of James the Just.