Shabbat shalom and welcome back to MMH. Bless the name of the King of kings, Qedemawi Haile Selassie I – for He gives us Shabbat and Shalom! (Abba’s yoke is light, so throw down the world’s burden if that’s getting heavy.)
We’re here reasoning on the Shabbat parsha #37 – Ineho/Re’eh/Reeh.
(Deateronomy 11:26-16:17, Isaiah 54:11-55:5, John 7:37-52 and 1John 4:1-6)
Deuteronomy 11:30 – [Are] they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign (note: means ‘dry desert region’) over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?
It is obvious that the sun goes down in the West. That is where the Canaanites dwell also; these are Western/occidental peoples being discussed in this verse. So who are the Canaanites?
Historically, they were a Pheonecian people that ‘lived’ in the area now known as Israel and Palestine and southern Lebanon. We say lived because they traveled and kept mainly to coastal cities. They operated a thalassocracy (a maritime empire/territory) and ran city states along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. They referred to themselves as Chanani. The Canaanites were famous shipbuilders and ocean navigators, and are said to have sailed as far as Brazil before Colombus ever dreamed of doing so. They were certainly in Yemen, Oman, Iran, India and along the East Coast of Africa.
Canaanites in the deeper overstanding of this teaching represent Global Capitalists – or more specifically, merchants of ships AKA global bankers. Like any astrologer was called a ‘Chaldean’ regardless of his ethnicity, so any merchant or trafficker was called a ‘Canaanite’. The global financial elite are Canaanites, and while perhaps not so much sailing literal ships these days, they are ‘captains of industry’. These are the ones who run the channels of finance, and control the economic waters including the ports of entry into their commercial system. These are the very occupants of InI territory – the Land of Israel- that will be conquered by the Joshua-led nation of Israel, now known as the people of Rastafari.
Who exactly are the traders in this Babylon we are coming out of?
To be updated and continued…