My wife asked me an interesting question, and it made me think and come up with some sort of answer. She mentioned that if obelisks around the world represented the male private part…that they all appeared to be uncircumcised.
Now, I want you to know, this isn’t our normal dinner table conversation, but sometimes these things just happen.
I thought she had a good point.
David called Goliath “uncircumcised Philistine”. How did David know that? (Goliath was a warrior covered with armor, after all). He must have understood that all Philistines were uncircumcised and therefore so was Goliath. I’ll bet we could also say that all Nephilim were uncircumcised as well (Goliath was one). I’ll bet we could also go back to the fathers of the Nephilim (the Watchers) and say that they were uncircumcised.
Question is, is this at least one reason that Yahweh instituted circumcision in the first place? Symbolizing being set apart, or holy, relative to the Watchers, their sons, and those that cooperated with them? Just a thought.
If this is the original meaning of the word, then obelisks may represent even more…
Since the Apostle Paul links circumcision to baptism in water, is there the same relationship to the Watchers and the Nephilim in baptism? I think so. If baptism is a symbol of the Flood of Noah, where the children of the Watchers and their human collaborators were destroyed, then passing from death to life has a new meaning in the light of the flood. God didn’t institute circumcision until after the flood with Abraham, but it would appear that Paul may have considered the Watchers and company as “uncircumcised” in comparison to the family of Noah. Indeed, the Watchers and company were “cut away” from Noah and his family in the flood.
Definition of Obelisk from:
The obelisk is a long pointed four sided shaft, the uppermost portion of which forms a pyramid. The word ‘obelisk’ literally means ‘Baal’s shaft’ or Baal’s organ of reproduction.”
From the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry:
Phallic Worship. The Phallus was a sculptured representation of the membrum virile, or male organ of generation; and the worship of it is said to have originated in Typhon, which is symbolically to be explained as the destruction of deprivation of the sun’s light by night, Isis, his wife, or the symbol of nature, in the search for his mutilated body, is said to have found all the parts except the organs of generation, which myth is simply symbolic of the fact that the sun having set, its fecundating and invigorating power had ceased. The Phallus, therefore, as the symbol of the male generative principle, was very universally venerated among the ancients, and that too as a religious rite, without the slightest reference to any impure or lascivious application.
As a symbol of the geneative principle of nature, the worship of the Phallus appears to have been very nearly universal. In the mysteries it was carried in solemn procession…
Albert G. Mackey, M.D., 33°, “An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry” p. 560
[Eze 32:20-21, 27 ESV] 20 They shall fall amid those who are slain by the sword. Egypt is delivered to the sword; drag her away, and all her multitudes. 21 The mighty chiefs shall speak of them, with their helpers, out of the midst of Sheol: ‘They have come down, they lie still, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.’ … 27 And they do not lie with the mighty, the fallen from among the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war, whose swords were laid under their heads, and whose iniquities are upon their bones; for the terror of the mighty men was in the land of the living.
[Eze 32:27 ESV] 27 And they do not lie with the mighty, the fallen from among the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war, whose swords were laid under their heads, and whose iniquities are upon their bones; for the terror of the mighty men was in the land of the living.
From “Veneration”, by Sharon & Derek Gilbert:
Again, the English translation hides the meaning that was plain to the readers of Ezekiel’s book 2,500 years ago. Let’s consider an alternate translation:
But they do not lie down with the fallen Gibborim of ancient times, who went down to Sheol, with their weapons of war, their swords placed under their heads, and their iniquities upon their bones, for the terror of the Gibborim was in the land of the living.
Brian R. Doak, “Ezekiel’s Topography of the (Un-)Heroic Dead in Ezekiel 32:17-32.” Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 132, No. 3 (2013), p. 612
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