Why women were exempted from attending the mandatory Feasts in Jerusalem


Luke 2:1-7 [emphasis on verse :7], gives a perfect illustration as to why women were exempted from the requirement for all Hebrew males to attend the three mandatory Feasts of the LORD in Jerusalem each year--regardless of how far away they lived.

   In Luke chapter two, we read that Caesar Augustus commanded every person [regardless of sex or age] in all the world [meaning those under his jurisdiction, i.e., the Roman Empire] to be taxed. Because of this command, at nine-months pregnant, the mother of Jesus was required to make an arduous journey to the town of her birth and deliver her baby, the Messiah, the Savior of the world, in an unsanitary stable, surrounded by livestock. 
   In the TORAH, we read that only Hebrew males are commanded to attend three of the seven annual Feasts of the Lord. The male-only requisite had nothing to do with male superiority but rather with protection of mothers, newborns, infants, toddlers, and children. 
   At feast-time in Israel, at any given time, how many expectant or newly-delivered mothers would have been in the midst of or on the verge of delivery or going through required purification periods after giving birth? How many mothers would have been caring for newborns, sick infants or children?
   Can anyone imagine the mother and infant mortality rate if these women had been required to make a seven-day [not counting travel-time] thrice-yearly pilgrimage to Jerusalem?
   Yahweh is more merciful to his people than any earthly government. And fallen human nature tends to turn the kindness and mercies of God into excuses to build sinful and harmful hierarchies.  
   In the beginning Elohim created male and female and commanded his entire human creation to dominate the earth (manage the earth's resources) together. There was never a command to dominate one another. The unscriptural paradigm of male domination of God's female creation is entirely a result of sin

The Six Purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks: Purpose 6

 Seventy Weeks are determined upon thy people (the Jews) and upon thy holy city (Jerusalem) to...anoint THE Most Holy (Kadosh Kedoshim)

To start at beginning of this study, here is the link to the Introduction Jocelyn Andersen: The Six Purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks: Introduction

The singular Hebrew word Kadosh means a holy person, place, or thing, and the plural word Kedoshim means Holy ONEs. The two words together, Kadosh Kedoshim, translate literally into “the Holy [person, place, or thing] of the Holy ONEs. This is a reference to the Godhead.

קֹ דֶ ש קָ דָ שִׁ ים      

Anoint means to rub oil on, to consecrate. The question is, what or who will be anointed?

In some interlinears, The phrase is rendered as Holiness of Holinesses but, depending upon context can more accurately read one of three ways: The Holy ONE of the Holy ONEs. It could also read the Holy Thing of the Holy ONEs.  Or it could read the Holy Place of the Holy ONEs.  

There are references in scripture, where the Hebrew words Kadosh Kedoshim refer to other things besides the Holy Place of the Holy ONEs, known more commonly as the Holy of Holies, which was located in the temple [in Jerusalem]. We see examples of this in Exodus 30:28-30, where the words are applied to the altar and furnishings within the temple. Exodus 30:36 records that the priestly perfume is consecrated to God and set apart to become a Holy Thing of the Holy ONEs (“It shall be to you Kadosh Kedoshim [a Holy Thing of the Holy ONEs]).

Does Daniel 9:24 refer to the Holy Place of the Holy ONEs, which was located in the temple in Jerusalem …or to the Holy ONE of the Holy ONEs…Messiah himself?

Ellicott believed the reference is to Messiah. This writer agrees. He wrote, “Now, from the careful manner in which this and the following verse are connected by the words “Know therefore,” it appears the words “most Holy” are parallel to “Messiah the Prince” [Daniel 9:25], and that they indicate a person.”

A translator of the Syriac version also believed the person of Messiah is referenced in Daniel 9:24 and rendered the words Kadosh Kedoshim as “Messiah the Most Holy.”  

There is good reason to believe that Daniel 9:24 refers to a holy person rather than to a holy place or thing.

Jesus Christ is THE Holy ONE of the Holy ONEs.

The anointing of the Holy ONE of the Holy ONEs completes our Creator’s six purposes for the seventy weeks. These purposes are for Daniel’s people [the Jews] and for Daniel’s city [Jerusalem]. They are not for the nations. Though whether the purposes are fulfilled or not (which they will be) all nations and the entire earth will be impacted by their fulfillment or lack thereof.

All six purposes of the seventy weeks must be fulfilled before the seventieth week can conclude. Concluding the six purposes, outlined to all of us through the pen of the Prophet Daniel, will be the grand finale of the seventy weeks. Jesus the Messiah is presently our savior, friend, brother, high priest, and captain of the armies of Yahweh. But he has not yet been anointed as the Son of David and reigning King of Israel. A coronation will take place, one that includes consecrating [with the anointing oil] the Holy ONE of the Holy ONEs. Just as Jesus, our Creator, submitted to being baptized by John, this writer believes he will also submit to being anointed King of the nation that rejected him twice, once over two thousand years ago, on Passover, and again, seven years before his coming, when they will accept the imposter (John 5:43) and sign the Covenant with Death and Agreement with Hell (Isaiah 28:18).

Let us not forget that Daniel 9:24 is dealing with Daniel’s people (the Jews) and Daniel’s holy city (Jerusalem). God’s people Israel know full well that when Messiah comes, he will be the physical descendant of David and will sit upon the throne of David as the King of Israel. David was promised a dynasty that would never end, and he will get it (2 Samuel 7:16-17).

Israel rejected God from being their king while the prophet Samuel was judge. They re-affirmed this when they rejected Jesus by saying to Pilate, “We have no king but Caesar!”

God authorized Samuel to anoint Saul as King over Israel and after him, David, who was succeeded by some of his descendants. However, the descendant of David who is next in line to succeed to the throne of Israel, is the resurrected man, Christ Jesus, and he has yet to be anointed as King (John 6:15).

Had Jesus been a biological son of Joseph, he would have been disqualified as king. Joseph descended from the line that God said would never see a man succeed to the throne again. But Jesus is not the son of Joseph. He is the biological son of Mary, whose lineage is qualified for succession.

Had he not been arrested and crucified, the people would have attempted to forcibly anoint him as king. That’s where things were headed when he made his entry into Jerusalem riding on a donkey. But he did not permit that to happen at that time. Jesus came the first time, as the Lamb of God, to take away the sins of the world. But when he comes the second time, there will be a coronation.

Jesus, the Holy ONE of the Holy ONEs, the one who is already King of kings and Lord of lords, will finally be anointed as King of the Jews. They will anoint him, and he will submit to it, just as he did to the baptism of John. The Nation of Israel will once again [and forever more] have their God reigning over them (2 Samuel 8:7, John 6:15, 19:15, Colossians 2:9).


Seventy weeks have been determined upon the people of Daniel and their holy city (the Jews and Jerusalem) to accomplish six things that will have the effect of saving the earth and all of its inhabitants from total annihilation. All six purposes will be concluded before the end of the final seven years just prior to the 2nd Coming of Jesus back to this earth.


1.       The progression of destruction caused by Israel’s transgression in rejecting her true Messiah will be stopped, else the human race and the earth itself will be destroyed.

2.       On the Day Christ returns, God will rescue his estranged wife, Jewish survivors of the Time of Jacob’s Trouble who did not swear allegiance to the Man of Sin by taking his mark. Israel will then accept her true Messiah and will never again offer a sin offering that denies the Lamb of God.

3.       God, in his mercy will make a proprietary shelter [during the Great Tribulation] to protect his ancient people from their own depravity [in disavowing their true Messiah]. In a political and theocratic move, He will reconcile the nation back to himself. It is important to remember that this is a national reconciliation.

4.       A golden age of everlasting righteousness and world peace will be ushered in and administered through Daniel’s people [the Jews] and from Daniel’s city {Jerusalem], which will become the capitol city of the world. The Prince of Peace will usher in world peace and his government will be administered from Jerusalem. Israel will become planet earth’s head nation.

5.       All vision and prophecy will be closed up, sealed, and stopped…no more itinerant ministries—ever. When God’s kingdom comes, The Word of the Lord will flow only from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:2-3).

6.       The Kadosh Kedoshim (the Holy ONE of the Holy ONEs) will finally allow himself to be anointed as King of the Jews.

The 69th Week of Daniel ended when the leadership of Israel, followed by the general population, rejected Jesus Christ as both their Savior and their King. At that time, God stopped dealing with Israel as a nation. From the time he created the nation until they rejected his Christ, regardless of what they had done, God had always dealt with them nationally, because God is Israel’s “maker” as well as her husband (Isaiah 43:15, 54:5).

See the introduction to this study for details on Israel and Judah’s marriage and divorce.

Daniel’s people are presently in partial possession of their holy city. Currently, there are parts of Jerusalem the Israelis do not control. The seventieth week is the final seven years immediately prior to the physical and visible return of Jesus back to planet earth. The seventieth week will begin at the signing of Israel’s seven-year Covenant with Death and Agreement with Hell. The Man of Sin will be revealed three and a half years later, when he sets his image in the Holy Place of the Holy ONEs and proclaims himself to be God. God’s people, Israel, will then know without a doubt that they are living in the Time of Jacob’s trouble. 

Although the Jewish people are currently in possession of the land of Israel, they still do not have full control over all Jerusalem, or even over the entire land area promised to Abraham. There is a reason they have yet to rebuild their temple and resume the daily sacrifices. Daniel 9:27 tells us the treaty acknowledging Israel’s historic right to offer sacrifices in temple worship, will signal the beginning of Daniel’s seventieth week, which will devolve into the Time of Jacob’s Trouble and culminate in the visible and physical return of Messiah at the Battle of Armageddon.

We are presently living in the gap between the 69th and 70th Weeks. This gap is called, among other things, the Time of “Christ in You.” Jesus is presently building his Ek-klesia, the OUT-CALLED. We are not yet his Bride. At the harpazo, he will CALL us OUT as his Body, but he will return to earth with us as his Bride (see the introduction to this study for details on that).  

It has been over 2000 years since the 69th week concluded. The 70th week will not begin until the Covenant with Death and Agreement with Hell is signed by the Israelis. That will not happen until after God fulfills His purpose for and shifts his focus from his Out-Called Body of Christ and back to national Israel. In order for that to happen, the time of “Christ In You,” must be concluded at the raising of the dead [in Christ] and catching up of the living at the resurrection/rapture (2 Thessalonians 2:6-8).

After the Out-Called are called out, God will once again lift up his countenance upon Israel, and all six purposes for the seventy weeks will find their convergence and conclusion in the seven years immediately preceding the physical and visible return of our Creator to this planet (Ephesians 3:2-4, Colossians 1:26-27, 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7).

Watch the Six Purposes of Daniel's 70-weeks video series

Who is the Antichrist?

The Man of Sin will not be revealed until the one who restrains is taken out of the way. The indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in each believer is the one who restrains. All restraint will be gone from this earth with the Resurrection and Harpazo (Rapture). 

Believers go up, and the Fallen Ones all come down, kicked out of the 2nd Heaven. Hell will literally be trapped on earth. Woe to those left behind to face them.  

The Antichrist will emerge. He will come out of the old Assyrian empire (possibly Syria) and will be of Jewish descent. Jesus said the Jews will accept as Messiah an imposter. But they will never accept a non-Jewish imposter. 

He will emerge from obscurity and will likely be seen by the world as Arabic but will have to prove Jewish ancestry before Israel will accept him. Which they will do. 

They will then sign the treaty of death and hell with him. The signing will signal the official beginning of Daniel's 70th week, which is the 7 years immediately preceding the 2nd coming of Christ, i.e., The Great Tribulation. 

Regardless of what nay-saying scholars say. The Man of Sin will be of Jewish descent. We have the testimony of all the prophets foretelling a Jewish Messiah-which the Jews are still looking for. 

We have the testimony of at least two verses in Daniel that identify the Man of Sin as a Jew and of Assyrian descent (possibly Syrian as Syria was part of the old Assyrian empire). 

The Six Purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks: Purposes 4-5


Purpose Four

Seventy Weeks are determined upon thy people (the Jews) and upon thy holy city (Jerusalem) to...bring in everlasting righteousness (Daniel 9:24).

To start at beginning of this study, here is the link to the Introduction Jocelyn Andersen: The Six Purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks: Introduction

The bringing in of everlasting righteousness has to do specifically with the Jewish people (remember who and what the Seventy Weeks are for).

When Jesus visibly and physically returns to this earth, peace and everlasting righteousness will be brought in through his government. Israel will become the head nation, and Jerusalem will become the capital city of the world. The scriptures tell us a day is coming when, “Out of Zion shall go forth the Law and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:4, 9:7).”

That means that during Christ’s reign, his righteous law and judgments will go forth from his capital city here on earth—Jerusalem.

Purpose Five

Seventy Weeks are determined upon thy people (the Jews) and upon thy holy city (Jerusalem) to...seal up the vision and prophecy.

The word translated, seal, means just that—close up, seal, stop.

It was only the Jews who were the oracles of God. It was the Jewish people through whom Christ descended, and it was the Jewish prophets who predicted his coming. We were given the Word of God through Jewish prophets and Jewish apostles. It will be during the Seventy Weeks spoken of in Daniel 9:24, that all prophecy and all vision will be sealed up—stopped permanently. There will be no more (Romans 3:1-2, 1 Corinthians 13:8-10, Zechariah 13:2-3).

We are told in 1 Corinthians 13:8,12, that when that which is complete is come, that which is incomplete (knowledge [learning], unknown tongues, and prophecy) will cease. There will be no more bits and pieces, no more line upon line, here a little, there a little. When Jesus returns, we will receive the missing pieces of the puzzle that learning, tongues, and prophecy dole out a little at a time for us now (Isaiah 28:9-11).

By the end of the 490th year (the length of time allotted to Daniel’s people for the 6 purposes of God to be accomplished), all vision and prophecy will be ended forever.

The scriptures say that anyone who prophesies during the reign of Christ will be executed. There will be no itinerant prophets after Christ returns and sets up his Kingdom here on earth. The Word of the Lord will go forth through approved channels only. The Word of the Lord will go forth from Jerusalem (Zechariah 3:2-5, Isaiah 2:3).

Watch the Six Purposes of Daniel's 70-weeks video series.

Jesus -Vs-Translator Bias

Jesus, friend of women, did not miss an opportunity to elevate the status of women, while at the same time illustrating the fallacy of gender-based-role-religion. 

In Matthew 16:15-18 and Matthew 7:24, using as examples Peter, the Ek-klesia (the Out-Called Body of Christ), and obedience to the Written and Revealed WORD OF GOD, he obliterates all notions the apostles may have harbored of male headship.

In Matthew 16:15-18, Jesus asked his disciples, "...whom say you that I am And Simon Peter answered and said you are the Christ the Son of The Living God And answering Jesus said Blessed are you Simon son [of] Jona for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you but my Father which is in Heaven And I say also to you That you are Petros [1]  but upon this "THE" Petra [2] I shall build [my home] [3] the Ek-klesia and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it (see Matthew 7:24).

[1] Jesus called Peter a petros (Strong's G4074), which is the same as G4075, meaning a proper masculine noun for a piece of a stone, a piece of a rock, or a man's name.

[2] Jesus called his Ek-klesia, "THE" Petra [Strong’s G4073]. The "THE" is present in the Greek but inexplicably left untranslated by scholars. Petra is a feminine noun meaning a massive living rock: th πέτρα THE pétra. 

According to James Strong, pétra is the feminine counterpart of the masculine name petros. Strong claims that petra [4073], the massive living stone, is the same as petros [G4074 and G4075] a piece of rock. But this is not true, and he had to know this.

The feminine noun Petra (G4073-the massive living stone upon which the Body of Christ is built) is not the feminine counterpart of the masculine noun petros (G4074-the piece of rock). James Strong allowed his prejudice in favor of gender-role-religion to influence many of his definitions, and this is one of them.

Simon's name, petros [G4074], means a little stone—a piece of a rock. It is the same word as petros [G4075], which also means a little stone—a piece of a rock. The two words, G4074 and G4075 are one and the same word. They are identical...separated only by the whim of James Strong. 

Strong does this more than once. He does it with the word 'āḏām (pronounced, in Hebrew, as audawm). 'āḏām is the name God bestowed on all mortals at the time of their creation, "...male and female created he them and called their name 'āḏām (Genesis 5:2)." 

Petros and 'āḏām are just two examples of the same Greek word being given two different Strong's reference numbers when one would have served better.

James Strong erroneously defined the word petra (G4073) as the female counterpart of the word petros [G4074 and G4075]. Strong and other scholars know full well this is not the case. In Matthew 7:24, Jesus used the feminine petra (G4073)], when commanding believers to build their homes on THE Petra [on "THE" Rock] instead of building on sand.

Using gender specific words within the context of Matthew 16:18 and Matthew 7:24, Jesus illustrates the difference between the masculine petros [a piece of a stone] and the feminine "THE" Petra ["THE" massive living rock]. 

In their fierce struggle in defense of gender-role-religion, traditional scholars wrestle with the feminine word petra being preeminent over [and much stronger than] the masculine word petros. Using both the Body of Christ (the Ek-klesia) and the man, Peter, Jesus' illustration obliterates the fallacy of gender-based-male-headship-role-religion.

The MASSIVE living--feminine--petra is much stronger than, and has preeminence over, the smaller pieces of the rock, the [male] petros

This writer is not attempting to assert gender authority here, just making a point.  

[3] The phrase Jesus used “I shall build” comes from the Greek compound word, oiko-domEsO/oiko-domeō, which means homebuilder in the physical, spiritual, and emotional senses. 

When reading these words, the English word, "domestic," as in "home" comes to mind. 

The English word, domestic, descends directly from the Latin word domesticus but is very similar (in both sound and meaning) to the Greek words domeso or domeō. Latin was the original language of the ancient Romans. They adopted Greek culture and language later, so it would be ludicrous to claim there is no linguistic connection between words that come from cultures that blended and used words so similar as domestic, domeso, domeo, and domesticus.

In the Ek-klesia, Jesus is building a domestic home for himself.  

The Greek word he used, oiko, means “house or home.” The domeo/domeso part means to [physically and domestically] build houses or homes by building the dwelling itself and by edifying and building up those who live within the dwelling. 

The Ek-klesia is the home that Christ is domestically building for himself. In my Father's House are many mansions. The building materials he uses are love and the living stones of each believer, who he instructs to build their homes upon the massive, living, and feminine...petra.

The strong, preeminent, and feminine petra is the revealed WORD OF GOD –Matthew 7:24 and 16:18. 

Traditional-role-religionists deliberately obscure [where they can] the meanings of biblical words that expose the unscriptural paradigm of male headship.

The Bible is a treasure-trove of eye-opening subtleties and sub-text, if we will but make the effort to search them out.

If God intended his male creation to be preeminent over his female creation, then, despite the androcentricity of the Greek language, why did Jesus choose gender-specific language favoring the feminine in that particular discourse with Peter?

Why did our Creator allow the language itself to subordinate the masculine little piece of a rock [petros] to the massive rock, the living and preeminent [but God forbid--feminine],  petra?

The Six Purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks: Purpose Three

Seventy Weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to...“atone for sin (purpose #3).”

To start at beginning of this study, here is the link to the Introduction Jocelyn Andersen: The Six Purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks: Introduction

The term “make reconciliation [or atone]” for “sin” may not be the best translations. Didn’t Jesus make reconciliation and atone for sin when he died on the cross and rose from the dead in the 69th week? Yet virtually every translation suggests that the purposes of the 70-weeks are for simple atonement.

This cannot be the case. Jesus said the atonement was finished, the price for sin was totally paid while he hung on the cross. He said so when he cried out, tetelestai! So, the atonement Jesus made on the cross, cannot be what purpose number three is about. 

 The editors of the Hebrew Interlinear (Scripture for All) included an optional literal translation for purpose number three, that of making a proprietary shelter for depravity. Our Creator holds an exclusive right [a proprietary claim] to the physical descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. Israel is the only physical people and geographical nation ever created and claimed by God as his own proprietary possession.

But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee. I have called thee by thy name; thou art MINE.” In this verse, God makes no distinction between the divided kingdoms of Judah and Israel. He calls them both as one nation, the nation of Israel [Jacob], Isaiah 43:1.

It did not take Christ 490 years to make reconciliation for iniquity. He did that in a matter of hours when he died on the cross. The reconciliation brought about by the death of Jesus on the cross is available right now, to all (both Jew and Gentile) and has been ever since his resurrection (John 19:30, Colossians 1:20-22). Yet, in Daniel 9:24, the prophet is told it would take 490 years [70 weeks of years] to complete the six purposes listed in that verse—one of which was to make a proprietary shelter for the depravity of Daniel’s people, the Jews, and Daniel’s city, Jerusalem.

What depravity?

The proprietary shelter referred to in this passage is a uniquely Jewish sheltering from utter racial annihilation. Humanity in general (Jew and gentile alike) has been given the privilege of being able to draw near to God, through Christ, at any time. No individual needs to wait until Daniel’s Seventy Weeks are completed before that can happen (Colossians 1:20-22).

But God has a special purpose for reconciling Jacob to himself, as a nation, in the latter time.

God, the nation of Israel’s maker and husband, will prohibit and bring to a permanent end, the consequences of Israel’s rejection of his Christ. He will open the eyes of his adulterous wife (see purpose one). She will never again be unfaithful, and he will disannul her Covenant with Death and Agreement with Sheol (Isaiah 28:18, 43:15, 54:5-7, 62:4).

Talk about a thriller/suspense story! God predetermined that the existence of planet earth hinges on the survival of a single nation, the nation of Israel. And then he allows Israel to apparently seal her doom [along with that of the entire planet] by denouncing him through rejection of his only begotten Son, Jesus. But his plan didn’t stop there. Knowing his own power, and knowing everything in advance, Israel’s Maker, inserted a loophole into the Law of Moses that would make it possible to save the planet by rescuing his wayward wife (Isaiah 54:5, Numbers 30:8-9), because God has a proprietary claim on this nation.  

The Bible paints a beautiful picture of Israel’s national reconciliation with her national Creator in Zechariah 3:1-5 (we must remember that the purposes of the 70-weeks have to do only with Daniel’s people and Daniel’s city). In the book of Zechariah, Joshua, who was a high priest of Israel during the Prophet Zechariah’s life, is pictured standing before the angel of the Lord clothed with filthy garments. In this passage, Joshua symbolically represents the nation he is high priest of at the time—Israel. This scene is prophetic and is still future.

The Lord said, “Take away the filthy garments...I have caused your depravity to pass from you (refer to the rebellion of purpose one) and to clothe you with a robe of state.” God gives the nation of Israel a robe of state indicating Israel’s authority as head nation during the millennium (Isaiah 2:3, Deut 28:13).

…for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.  

And the LORD shall make thee the head and not the tail and thou shalt be above only and thou shalt not be beneath

In Zechariah, this prophetic scene with Joshua, happens after the Resurrection and Harpazo (see studies of purposes one and two). This is a national reconciliation for reasons of state, not a personal/individual one (although many Israelis will be personally converted during the 70th week). Israel is the only nation ever personally created by God. He will see that nation reconciled to him as a political theocracy during the earthly reign of the Prince of Peace.  As of this writing, Israel’s national reconciliation back to her Messiah, who is the True God, is still future (Ezekiel 37:16-19, Zechariah 3:1, Haggai 2:2, John 5:43, Isaiah 28:14-18, 43:15, Daniel 9:24, 1 John 5:20).



All six purposes of the 70 weeks will conclude and be fulfilled during the 70th week. 

Purpose One: The number one purpose of the seventy weeks has to do with prohibiting and bringing to an end the process of annihilating the entire race of Israel and all humanity. This process began when the nation rebelled against their God by rejecting his Messiah, Jesus, at his crucifixion. The process will be greatly accelerated when the rebellion is taken to the next level, when Israel accepts an imposter as Messiah. This will happen when Israel signs the seven-year Covenant with Death and Agreement with Sheol. Jesus said unless the progression of that rebellion is restricted and prohibited, there would be no fulfillment of the prophecies God made for his people Israel, his Kingdom, and the New Heavens and the New Earth.

Purpose Two: Brings to a permanent end ignorant denial of the true Messiah by the practice of sacrifice and sin offerings [denying the Lamb of God who died once for all] during the first half of the Antichrist’s reign. 

Father forgive them; they know not what they do….

Purpose Three: “…make a proprietary shelter for depravity.”

Israel will be sheltered during the horrific time of Jacob’s trouble by God’s proprietary claim on the nation. This is a geo-political proprietary claim. A seal of protection will be placed on members of ten of the tribes, but on the two without it, there will still be survivors (more on that when we get to the study of the 70th week). The enemy of our souls will not be permitted to annihilate all humanity by wiping out God’s proprietary possession, the physical nation of Israel. They will be sheltered when God stakes his proprietary claim on them, and at the end given robes of state identifying them as his own and becoming the head nation during the reign of the Prince of Peace.

Proceed to Purposes FOUR & FIVE Jocelyn Andersen: The Six Purposes of Daniel's 70 Weeks: Purposes 4-5

Watch the Six Purposes of Daniel's 70-weeks video series.

Women Keep Silent in Church!


Some scholars believe verses :34-35 of 1 Corinthians chapter fourteen to be interpolations (forgeries)...and for good reason. 

This is certainly within the realm of possibility as Paul himself admitted that letters “as from him” were being forged and sent to leaders of the early Christian groups (see 2 Thessalonians 2:2)It is difficult to make sense of two verses that contradict the tone and message of, not just Paul's letter to the Believers at Corinth but, the entire body of the scriptures as well. 

Why would Paul command women to keep silence among the Out-Called, when earlier in the same letter he wrote that “every one of you” may prophesy? Not to mention he knew the scriptures that said God's daughters would prophesy as well as his sons. 

In 1 Corinthians chapter eleven, Paul wrote the protocol for women in praying/preaching/prophesying publicly, when the Out-Called came together. This is likely the reason for the interpolation in chapter fourteen. 

To instruct women in public-speaking protocol only to then restrict them to absolute silence among fellow believers is a ridiculous contradiction...and completely out of character for a man who, throughout his ministry, endorsed and honored women as leaders. 

Another, not insignificant, reason to consider that verses 34-35 might be interpolations (forged inserts) is the break in continuity. 1 Corinthians chapter 14 deals with the subject of prophesying and speaking in tongues from start to finish. The only exceptions being the jarring diatribe against women in verses 34-35, without which the entire chapter would read seamlessly on the topics of prophesying and speaking in tongues:

29: Let the prophets speak two or three and let the others judge 30: If anything be revealed to another that sits by let the first hold their peace 31: For you may all prophesy [2] one by one that all may learn and all may be comforted 32: For the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets 33: Indeed God is not the author of confusion but of peace as in all churches of the saints

34: Let your women keep silence among the Out-Called for it is not permitted to them to speak but they are commanded to be under obedience as also says the law 35: And if they will learn anything let them ask their husbands at home for it is a shame for women to speak among the Out-Called

36: What came the word of God out from you or came it to you only 37: If any are deemed as prophets or spiritual let them acknowledge that the things that I write to you are the commandments of the Lord 38: But if any be ignorant [let them] be ignorant 39: Wherefore brethren covet to prophesy and forbid not to speak with tongues 40: Let all things be done decently and in order.

Two Points

  • There is no law that says women must be under obedience
  • There is no scriptural precedent that says it is a shame for women to speak in public 

[2] 1 Corinthians 14:31 reveals at least three things. 1.) Every member of the Body of Christ has liberty to speak publicly to other members of the body of Christ without asking permission from hierarchical group leadership. 2.) Women are not excluded from publicly and authoritatively preaching and teaching to other members of the Ekklesia (Body of Christ) 3.) Women are not excluded from speaking publicly to men, and men are not forbidden to learn from women. 

Verses 34-34 blatantly contradict verse 31 (along with myriads of other verses and passages). Verse 31 is just one of many scriptures that proves complementarian male headship is an unscriptural paradigm that exalts itself against the knowledge of God...and that verses 34-35 must be forgeries.