The burning torn bush (and other communication devices)
Not very much is written about this myth in the Bible. The text that gives away the most about this event is the work called The legends of the Jews, and it is a chapter in this book i am going to use when I am doing an attempt to interpret it (see further down).
But before we start to analyze this myth, let’s take a moment and backtrack a bit to find out a little more about what was leading Moses to have this communication.
When Moses had to flee Egypt, Moses spent about 40 years in Ethiopia and thereafter he lived about 7 years with the Midianite named Rouel (also called Jethro) . Jethro became Moses’s father in law as Moses married his daughter Zipporah while he stayed there.
It was not a coincident that led Moses to the land of the Midianites, because the Midianites were the children of Abrahams marriage with Keturah . Moses and the Midianites were thus related.
The Midianites lived in the Jordanian part of the Sinai desert and Petra and Midian was thus one of their main cities at that time. Jethro’s brother Rekem was actually the king of Petra at this time. The alien colonist base at Mount Horeb was also in this area, and this was probably the main reason that Moses took refuge there.
When Moses eventually left Jethro, it was not only because the king of Egypt had just died. The period of 400 years that forced the Hebrews to stay in Egypt was according to their alien mentors about to expire, and Moses was therefore told to go to the alien base at Mount Horeb for consultations about the upcoming exodus. This was the story and the situation, prior to the myth about the burning torn bush.
So how did the aliens send messages to instruct Moses. When one reads the legends of the jews it turns out that not only Moses but also his brother Aaron seems to have been equipped with some sort of mobile alien communication device as we can read:
“The Divine voice heard by Moses in Midian telling him to return to his brethren in Egypt fell at the same time upon the ear of Aaron, dwelling in Egypt, and it bade him "go into the wilderness to meet Moses." God speaketh marvellously with His voice, and therefore the same revelation could be understood one way in Midian and another way in Egypt.”
"On the second day of the third month, Moses received word form God to betake himself to Mount Sinai, for without this direct summons he would not have gone there. This time, as at all times, when God desired to speak with Moses, He twice called him by name, and after he had answered, "Here I am," God's revelation to him followed. When Moses had been carried to God in a cloud, which was always ready to bear him to God and the restore him to men."
Even though the Bible gives us an impression that Moses had his encounter with the so called burning bush in the wilderness , it is probably more logical that Moses had his communication with the alien mentors inside their base at Mount Horeb.
So why have the author of this story packed this communication between the aliens and Moses into this colorful myth? Why has he described the communication device as a burning torn bush? I believe the answer to this is simple. The author (as often happens in the Bible story) did not fully understand how Moses could communicate with the gods. They did not knew how communication through the air could be done. Instead they described the communication as best they could using whatever come in handy.
There also seems to be a religious aspect to all this. It was only prophets that could communicate with the aliens, because it was only they who was equipped with communication devices . The communication with the aliens was always overwhelmed with secrecy and religious mysticism. This was probably the intension, as the wanted the common peoples respect. To interpret these stories, and get the essence of the story, it is therefore always important to strip the stories.
Having done that, it is therefore my belief that Moses was sent for, and asked to go to the alien base at Mount Horeb using a mobile communication device. Once he arrived there, he went into a meeting with his alien mentors at the base. The communication that took place was between Moses (on earth) and between the aliens aboard a spaceship orbiting earth.The kind of communication device they used is unclear as the description of it it is hidden in a burning torn bush story. It seems however to me that they were using equipment that allowed transmission of holographic images , or they might just have transmitted live images using computer monitors. The bright lights from either of those solutions would explain the “burning” sensation.
At the end of the burning torn bush communication, we learn that Moses are instructed to stand by so he can be picked up and brought aboard the alien spaceship for further consultations and planning. For those who are interested in how these meetings went, they can still read about it in the legends of the jews.
Here are my analyzes of the story (from the Legends of the jews):
"When Moses drew near to Mount Horeb, he was aware at once that it was a holy place, for he noticed that passing birds did not alight upon it. At his approach the mountain began to move, as though to go forward and meet him, and it settled back into quietude only when his foot rested upon it."
I interpret the above text, that passing birds was kept away from the base by some sort hi-tech devices. It pretty much seems like these aliens did what modern airports do today. They scare away the bird because they are a risk for the plains. When Moses say the mountains began to move forward to meet him, it looks to me that the gates to the base was opened by some remote device and triggered a closing mechanism when he was inside and stepped on a particular stone.
"The first thing Moses noticed was the wonderful burning bush, the upper part of which was a blazing flame, neither consuming the bush, nor preventing it from bearing blossoms as it burnt, for the celestial fire has three peculiar qualities: it produces blossoms, it does not consume the object around which it plays, and it is black of color."
The above text clearly makes an attempt to explain the communication device. The upper part of it is described as a blazing fire that did not consume or harm objects that it came in contact with. Could this be a holographic image that the authors of these texts thought was some sort of flames, or could it be some sort of large monitor showing live pictures which seemed in their eyes to be like blazing flames . The black color that is mentioned here, could perhaps be the black framework of the monitor ? The blossoms that was produced could simply be that the images came in nice colors.
"The fire that Moses saw in the bush was the appearance of the angel Michael, who had descended as the forerunner of the Shekinah herself to come down presently. It was the wish of God to hold converse with Moses, who, however, was not inclined to permit any interruption of the work under his charge. Therefore God startled him with the wonderful phenomenon of the burning thorn-bush. That brought Moses to a stop, and then God spoke with him. Finally, in order to give Moses an illustration of His modesty, God descended from the exalted heavens and spake to him from a lowly thorn-bush instead of the summit of a lofty mountain or the top of a stately cedar tree."
This texts seems to back up my interpretation that the blazing flames that they saw from this communication device was not actually flames, but rather bright lighted images from the monitor that distributed the live images. It clearly states that the image of the alien Michael actually was in the middle of the burning bush. This also means that it was not the alien leader himself that spoke to Moses, but rather the tutelary alien of Israel ( Michael) who spoke to Moses. Also note that it was also clearly the aliens intension to impress Moses and give him a demostration of their power.
"The vision of the burning bush appeared to Moses alone; the other shepherds with him saw nothing of it. He took five steps in the direction of the bush, to view it at close range, and when God beheld the countenance of Moses distorted by grief and anxiety over Israel's suffering, He spake, "This one is worthy of the office of pasturing My people."
In the above text, the word vision is used. The word vision is a very common word in those ancient texts and the authors who did not understand what was going on are often explaining these hi-tech communications between the aliens and mankind, by assosiating them with dreams (hence dream visons). If Moses brought somebody along , they were probably not allowed to enter the base itself.
"Moses was still a novice in prophecy, therefore God said to Himself, "If I reveal Myself to him in loud tones, I shall alarm him, but if I reveal Myself with a subdued voice, he will hold prophecy in low esteem," whereupon he addressed him in his father Amram's voice. Moses was overjoyed to hear his father speak, for it gave him the assurance that. he was still alive. The voice called his name twice, and he answered, "Here am I! What is my father's wish?" God replied, saying, "I am not thy father. I but desired to refrain from terrifying thee, therefore I spoke with thy father's voice. I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." These words rejoiced Moses greatly, for not only was his father Amram's name pronounced in the same breath with the names of the three Patriarchs, but it came before theirs, as though he ranked higher than they."
It seems (from the above text) , that proper care was taken not to make Moses afraid. After all a Hi- tech communication device with live audio and images out of nowhere must have been quite a terrifying event at that time. Also note that Moses responds to the transmission by calling out “here I am” . Several other such communications between the aliens and human beings are describing in various other texts the same way. Also note that the act of prophecy here are given the meaning “A person that could communicate with the aliens”.
"Moses said not a word. In silent reverence before the Divine vision he covered his face, and when God disclosed the mission with which He charged him, of bringing the Israelites forth from the land of Egypt, he answered with humility, "Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?" Thereupon spake God, "Moses, thou art meek, and I will reward thee for thy modesty. I will deliver the whole land of Egypt into thine hand, and, besides, I will let thee ascend unto the throne of My glory, and look upon all the angels of the heavens."
Moses is clearly puzzled and afraid by this devine vision. He covers his face and answer with humility. At the end of the meeting , Moses is told to stand by in the base to be picked up and brought to heaven to discuss further details with the alien leaders (face to face meetings).For those of you who want to know what happened there , and what was being further discussed. It is all described in the legends of the jews.
Besides various handheld or mobile communication devices , there were also another famous communication device that was given to the jews in these days. This communication device has since gone under the name “The ark of the covenant”. While Moses got it from the aliens in the Sinai desert , he kept it in a separate tent called the tabernacle of the revelation. Only Moses, Aaron and Miriam was allowed access to it.
“As the people had brought much more material than was necessary for the Tabernacle, Moses erected a second Tabernacle outside the encampment on the spot where God had been accustomed to reveal Himself to him, and this "Tabernacle of revelation" was in all details like the original sanctuary in the camp.”
Before Moses was given the ark of covenant which seems to have been a pretty advanced communication device, he was equipped with only a hndheld (mobile) device . We can read about the upgrade here:
“This day marks an important change in the intercourse between God and Moses. Before this, the voice of God would strike Moses' ear as if conducted through a tube, and on such an occasion the outer would recognized only through Moses' reddened face that he was receiving a revelation; now, at the consecration of the sanctuary, this was changed. For when, on this day, he entered the sanctuary, a sweet, pleasant and lovely voice rang out toward him, whereupon he said: "I will hear what God the Lord will speak."
Here are some of the description of it.
"On the Ark were the Cherubim with their faces of boys and their wings. Their number was two, corresponding to the two tables, and to the two sacred names of God, Adonai and Elohim, which characterized Him as benevolent and as powerful. The face of each Cherub measured one span, and the wings extended each ten spans, making twenty-two spans in all (about 320 cm) , corresponding to the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. It was "from between the two Cherubim" that God communed with Moses, for the Shekinah never wholly descended to earth any more than any mortal ever quite mounted into the heaven, even Moses and Elijah stood a slight distance from heaven; for, "The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's: but the earth hath He given to the children of men." Therefore God chose the Cherubim that were ten spans above the earth as the place where the Shekinah betook itself to commune with Moses. The heads of the Cherubim were slightly turned back, like that of a scholar bidding his master farewell; but as a token of God's delight in His people Israel, the faces of the Cherubim, by a miracle, "looked one to another" whenever Israel were devoted to their Lord, yea, even clasped one another like a loving couple. During the festivals of the pilgrimage the priest used to raise the curtain from the Holy of Holies to show the pilgrims how much their God loved them as they could see in the embrace of the two Cherubim."
"Moses in his humility did not dare to enter the Tabernacle, so that God had to summon him to enter. Moses, however, could not enter the sanctuary while a cloud was upon it, this being a sign "that the demons held sway," but waited until the cloud had moved on. The voice that called Moses came from heaven in the form of a tube of fire and rested over the two Cherubim, whence Moses perceived its sound. This voice was a powerful as at the revelation at Sinai when the souls of all Israel escaped in terror, still it was audible to none but Moses. Not even the angels heard it, for the words of God were destined exclusively for Moses. Aaron, too, with the exception of three cases in which God revealed Himself to him, never received His commands except through the communications of Moses. God would call Moses twice caressingly words by name, and when he had answered, "Here am I," God's words were revealed to him, and every commandment as a special revelation. God always allowed a pause to take place between the different laws to be imparted, that Moses might have time rightly to grasp what was told him."