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The Merchants of Men

The word Kana`aniy [ynenk] can mean “descendant or inhabitant of Canaan”, but more specifically it means “a merchant, trader, or trafficker”. Were they called “traders” in Hebrew because they were good business men or was there another aspect to their character and methods that made them so detestable to Israel?

Sodom was a city like Canaan and, in it, the people were a possession of the State as persons.

“And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.” Genesis 14:21

The Hebrew word translated “persons” here is nephesh. There are numerous different Hebrew words translated occasionally into the word “person”. Nephesh is translated “soul” 475 times1 and only translated “person” a few times. The use of the word “person” interchangeably with the word “soul” is not unheard of in the Bible, history or law.

“And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: The merchandise of gold, and silver, … beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.” Revelation 18:11-13

Knowing that the State considers that it owns the people as persons, which may include the idea of owning the very souls of men, can give new meaning to other verses in the Bible.

To understand history, it is of value to understand the historical concepts of law. This includes the laws that men make for themselves and the law by which they are authorized to make laws for themselves. What makes law, law? The precept upon which laws are constructed have remained the same throughout the ages.

Much of this construction of law is discussed in the book, The Covenants of the gods, but there are a few issues that need to be addressed just to clarify the concepts that form the union of man’s dominion into the City-States like Babylon, Sodom, and Egypt. The distinction between the words “man” and “person” seems trivial, but there are few concepts and relationships that are more important to understanding these issues.

The organized State is composed of what the law calls “persons”. These persons are specifically members. When reading legal forms and regulations, people should understand that there is a difference between a “man” and a “person”2 according to the law.

“This word ‘person’ and its scope and bearing in the law, involving, as it does, legal fictions and also apparently natural beings, it is difficult to understand; but it is absolutely necessary to grasp, at whatever cost, a true and proper understanding of the word in all the phases of its proper use… The words persona and personae did not have the meaning in the Roman which attaches to homo, the individual, or a man in the English; it had peculiar references to artificial beings, and the condition or status of individuals… A person is here not a physical or individual person, but the status or condition with which he is invested… not an individual or physical person, but the status, condition or character borne by physical persons… The law of persons is the law of status or condition.”

“A moments reflection enables one to see that man and person cannot be synonymous, for there cannot be an artificial man, though there are artificial persons. Thus the conclusion is easily reached that the law itself often creates an entity or a being which is called a person; the law cannot create an artificial man, but it can and frequently does invest him with artificial attributes; this is his personality… that is to say, the man-person; and abstract persons, which are fiction and which have no existence except in law; that is to say, those which are purely legal conceptions or creations.”3

These “persons” have a status which includes obligations, duties, and allegiance as a part of their membership in the State which is not the same as the state of freedom enjoyed by the natural man. As a person, a portion of a man’s natural being or soul is incorporated.

“Membership in a political society, implying a duty of allegiance on the part of the member and a duty of protection on the part of society.”4

Being a member of the State is dependent, not upon the man, but upon the person created by his relationship with the state. The person is not considered by his relationship with Nature and Nature's God, but by his covenants he makes with the State, both specific and constructive. Although men are created equal, they may not remain equal due to their oaths, applications, and participation with the institutions they create. Man, in his pure form, is in a state of Nature, but there is another State which is a quality that belongs to man as a person:

State: “That quality which belongs to a person in society, and which secures to and imposes upon him different rights and duties in consequence of the difference of that quality.”

“Although all men come from the hands of nature upon an equality, yet there are among them marked differences…”

“Three sorts of different qualities which form the state or condition of men may, then, be distinguished: those which are purely natural, those purely civil, and those which are composed of natural and civil or municipal law.”5

As mentioned earlier in Micah, some would not partake in the error of the people, nor eat of the flesh of the caldron. Those who would not participate were warred against and persecuted.

“Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.” Micah 3:5

The early Christians suffered for much the same reason. They would not eat that which was sacrificed to idols as the Nicolaitans did. Their non-involvement created suspicion and envy, which led to most of the persecution by the Roman Empire and the civil powers of the world.

If you will not be turned, you will be destroyed.”6

These merchants of men were not exclusive to Canaan. There were men in Northern India who were called Asuras. They were identified as the mercantile caste. They built a huge system of irrigation lakes and canals. These monuments of engineering were accomplished by a readily available and large well-regulated labor force. This system both prospered and oppressed the people.

As they controlled the utility of these civic projects, they also controlled the people who depended upon the use of their production. Those who mastered the product of their common effort often expanded their personal wealth and power with an impoverishing effect on the general population.

There arose a ruling elite with the corresponding subjugation of the masses. Not only the circumstance of this economic system, but also the mind set of the populace kept the people subservient. The elite ruling class exercised an ever-increasing authority in the created legal realm, often with a uniform rise of injustice and oppression.

There was another group of people who opposed the Asuras’ desire for domination. This race of independent-minded people often stood and occasionally warred against these traffickers of bondage. In the totalitarian quest for the sweat and blood of men, appetite grows. The desire in some for individual autonomy and love of liberty becomes a thorn in the side of those ambitious merchants of men, the world of all Canaanites.

The Hindu Connection

Amongst these men lived a wise and influential man by the name of Brahma. He had a half-sister named Sarai-Svati, Princess of the Temple, or Tower, who he married, along with an Egyptian Princess named Ghaggar. He also wrote one of the revealed books of sacred Hindu scripture, the Atharva Veda.

He was a social reformer with great compassion and a genuine care and concern for liberty and a belief in obedience to the Creator of life. If you have not deduced by now that Brahma is Abram, or Abraham of the Old Testament, along with Sarai his half-sister and Hagar his Egyptian concubine.

His two sons’ names, Isaac and Ishmael, are derived from Sanskrit. Ishaak is from the Sanskrit equivalent Ishakhu meaning “Friend of Shiva.” The Hebrew word for Ishmael has its Sanskrit equivalent spelled as Ish-Mahal meaning “Great Shiva”.

The four sacred Hindu books are Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas, and Brahmanas Granth. The Brahmanas Granth is a commentary on the Vedas, but it is considered as a revealed book. It is divided into four books, including the Atharva Veda.

The Atharva Veda is also known as Brahma Veda or, in its defined meaning, it is known as the Divine Knowledge. It is a reforming commentary on the sacred Vedas of the Hindus. Brahma, its author, is actually BrahmA, where the letter ‘A’ is moved to the beginning, producing Abram.

According to many historians, these Aryan people suddenly picked up and abandoned over twenty thousand villages and moved. Many of them traveled toward the west, where they resettled the ancient city of Ur. They left in their wake a destroyed agricultural empire that was wrecked by a series of floods and devastating earthquakes.

There were two floods in biblical accounting. The first took place long before Abram and Terah, Abram's father, were born and is known as the Great Flood, or Noah’s flood. The other one took place generations later when Abram was a young man and people served other gods.

“And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, [even] Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other gods.” Joshua 24:2

The classical geographer Strabo tells us just how nearly complete the abandonment of Northwestern India was. “Aristobolus says that when he was sent upon a certain mission in India, he saw a country of more than a thousand cities, together with villages, that had been deserted because the Indus [River] had abandoned its proper bed.”7

Indian historian Kuttikhat Purushothama Chon believes that Abraham was driven out of India. He refers to the Aryans as being in constant competition and even having warred with the Asuras (The mercantile caste that once ruled in the Indus Valley). The Aryans marched to West Asia after the destruction of the Asuras’ huge system of irrigation and lakes, causing destructive flooding.

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1Nephesh [vpn] is translated soul 475 times, life 117, person 29, mind 15, heart 15, creature 9, body 8, himself 8, yourselves 6, dead 5, will 4, desire 4, man 3, themselves 3, any 3, appetite 2, misc 47.

2Man (homo) is a term of nature; person (persona), of the civil law. Homo vocabulum est; persona juris civilis.Calvinus, Lex.

3American Law and Procedure, Vol 13 pages 137-62 1910.

4Luria v. U.S., 231 U.S. 9, 34 S. Ct. 10,13, 58 L.Ed. 101.(see Black’s 3rd.)

5State in Society. Bouvier’s Law Dictionary.

6Emperor Palpatine

7Strabo’s Geography, XV.I.19.

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