In this episode of Hebrew Voices, The Truth about Christmas and Tammuz, Nehemia Gordon connects with Dr. Richard Carrier, an expert in ancient religions who reads Greek and Roman texts the way Nehemia reads ancient Hebrew. Dr. Carrier uses his expertise to help Nehemia sort out the genuine pagan influences on Christmas from modern-day myths projected back in time by "dodgy" scholarship. They discuss Tammuz, Inanna (Ishtar), Mithra, Isis, Osiris, and other pagan deities with reference to the writings of Philo, Justin Martyr, Plutarch, Euhemerus, Plato and the Rambam. In closing, Gordon encourages listeners not to be afraid to check out ancient sources and to approach them with discernment and a prayer for understanding. Continue reading
"and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz." Ezekiel 8:14
Most modern Jews refer to the Fourth Hebrew Month as "Tammuz," the name of a pagan fertility deity mentioned in the Book of Ezekiel. Continue reading
This Support Team Study, Tammuz and the Lunar Sabbath, is a follow up to my last message "Don't Call It Tammuz!" In this audio teaching I explain how Jewish months and English weeks have been usurped by pagans, covering over the biblical truth underneath both systems, and provide definitive proof why the the Lunar Sabbath is nonsense and where the nonsense comes from. I also talk briefly (yeah, right) about the Yearly Sabbath or Shemitah cycle, which provides a sharp contrast to the Weekly Sabbath or Shabbat cycle.