Christ as Balaam

Under the name of "Balaam" the most lewd Talmud passages concerning Jesus appear. Proof that Jesus is called "Balaam" is found in the Jewish Encyclopedia (under "Balaam") which, after enumerating His alleged loathsome qualities, states: "Hence . the pseudonym 'Balaam' given to Jesus in Sanhedrin 106b and Gittin 57a." (See Exhibit 111, Exhibit 112, Exhibit 113, Exhibit 114, Exhibit 115, Exhibit 274, Exhibit 275, Exhibit 278, and Exhibit 279)

In the same article, we are told that the Talmud likens the Gospel Christians and Christ to Baal sex-worshippers because of whose abominations 24,000 Israelites died of plague at the time of Balaam. (Numbers 25:1-9)

Because Balaam had been asked to curse the Israelites but instead did not and foretold the coming Messiah (Numbers 24:17), the flimsy pretext is made that Jesus was a curse like Balaam. "He is pictured as blind of one eye and lame in one foot and his disciples distinguished by three morally corrupt qualities ." He is called "one that ruined a people," and His churches are likened to nudist Baal worship.

And, "this hostility against his memory finds its climax in the dictum that whenever one discovers a feature of wickedness or disgrace in his life, one should preach about it." (Sanhedrin 106b)

Turning to Exhibit 114, which is Sanhedrin 106a-l06b of the Talmud, mentioned above, we see the likening of Jesus to the supposed act of Balaam in causing 24,000 Israelites to go whoring and die of plague (some 1450 years before Christ was born). He is due for his "reward" for this infamy. His mother, Mary, is "She who ... played the harlot with carpenters ... They subjected him to four deaths, stoning, burning, decapitation and strangulation . he was thirty-three or thirty-four years old." Another says: "I ... have seen Balaam's Chronicle in which it stated, 'Balaam the lame was thirty years old when Phinehas the Robber killed him.'"

The footnote explains:

"Balaam is frequently used in the Talmud as a type for Jesus." The mother of Jesus is identified, the four deaths enumerated, "and all the Balaam passages are antiChristian in tendency, Balaam being used as an alias for Jesus, Phinehas the Robber is thus taken to represent Pontius Pilate, and the Chronicle of Balaam probably to denote a Gospel."

Verifying the Jewish Encyclopedia account above on Balaam being Jesus in the Talmud we see: "in the case of the wicked Balaam: whatever you find written about him, lecture upon it to his disadvantage." (Exhibit 115) Christian churches are likened to tents for Baal prostitution, with old women outside, young ones inside to get customers drunk and disrobe and worship the "idol," Jesus, in Baal manner, by prostitution. (Exhibit 112)

Hanging a calumny on the brief mention in the Bible that Balaam was slain (Numbers 32:8), the above passage in Sanhedrin is cited by the Jewish Encyclopedia thus: "In the process of killing Balaam [Num. xxxi.8], all four legal methods of execution — stoning, burning, decapitating, and strangling — were employed" [Sanh. 1.c]. (See Exhibit 274) "He met his death at the age of thirty-three (Ibid) and it is stated that he had no portion in the world to come" (Sanh. x. 2; 90a).

Sanhedrin 90a of the Talmud, denying "Balaam" a place in the world to come, begins with Exhibit 96 herein. There it is stated that the resurrection being denied by Sadducees and Samaritans, "It was to oppose these that the doctrine was emphatically asserted in the second of the Eighteen Benedictions." The "sin" of pronouncing the Tetragrammaton is cited against Christ and Christians. (Exhibit 97)

The curse of Christians, as those who pronounce the "Name" as "spelt" (Tetragrammaton) and read "uncanonical books," begins with a Mishnah (starting with Exhibit 97). Vague meanderings to throw off a possible Christian reader appear in the footnotes (Exhibit 97) with a hint that the "uncanonical books" may mean this or that, but: "There are indications, however, that something more is meant."

But the footnote to "uncanonical books," still being discussed 68 pages later (See Exhibit 102) overtly reveals that the reference is to the New Testament, and that the word "Sadducees" is used to indicate "Gentiles."

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