Hosea 4 The End of the Emasculated Priesthood

In pagan religions the priests and musicians had to be male but "perform the role of Women." This is true of the Levitical musicians. Their service, dress, and titles of songs are derived from females. There is no history of males engaging in religious music prior to the time of David. David like all of the kings had been abandoned to worship the starry host and this included Chiun or Saturn whose number is 666.  David's Ark Moving ritual included making himself vile. This is "halal" which is the root word for Lucifer and identical to Chalal which is used to mean play the flute, steal people's inheritance, pollute and prostitute.

Hos. 2:10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers,
        and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
Hos. 2:11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease,
        her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
Mirth: gaudĭum ,
(b). Plur.: quocum multa volup ac gaudia clamque palamque, Enn. ap. Gell. 12, 4 (Ann. v. 247 Vahl.) “gaudio exultans,id. 21, 42, 3)
Gel. 12.4
He freely spoke of matters great and small,
Confiding to him thoughts approved or not,
If he so wished, and found him trustworthy;
With whom he took much pleasure openly
Or privily; a man to whom no thought
Suggested heedlessness or ill intent,
A cultured, loyal and a winsome man,
Contented, happy, learned, eloquent,
Speaking but little and that fittingly,
Obliging, knowing well all ancient lore,
All customs old and new, the laws of man
And of the gods, who with due prudence told
What he had heard, or kept it to himself:
Him 'mid the strife Servilius thus accosts.

Exsulto (exult- B. In partic., to exult, rejoice exceedingly; to run riot, to revel; to vaunt, boast: exsultantem te et praefidentem tibi repriment legum habenae,
2. Of an orator or an oration, diffuse, prolix: “fiunt pro grandibus tumidi ... laetis corrupti, compositis exsultantes,Quint. 10, 2, 16
illa theatra (i. e. spectatores) exsultant,Cic. Leg. 2, 15, 39

Agito C. Of the motion caused by the wind, to drive to and fro, toss about, agitate, disturb: “ventus enim fit, ubi est agitando percitus aër,when the air is violently agitated and driven, Lucr. 6, 686:
Sollemnĭtas (sollenn-, solenn- , and solemn- ), ātis, f. sollemnis (postclass.; cf.: sollemne, celebratio).
I. A solemnity, festival, celebration of a day: “dierum variae sollemnitates,Gell. 2, 24, 15: “pristina (ludorum Isthmiorum),Sol. 7: “condendi honoris,Aus. Grat. Act. 36: “sacrorum sollemnitate prisco more completa,Amm. 23, 3, 7; Vulg. Deut. 16, 16 et saep.—
II. A usage, formality: “juris,
Lūdus , i, m. id.,
1. Ludi, public games, plays, spectacles, shows, exhibitions, which were given in honor of the gods, etc.
(a). In gen.: “hoc praetore ludos Apollini (Apollo, Abaddon) faciente,Cic. Brut. 20, 78: “ludos committere,id. Q. Fr. 3, 4, 6: “ludos magnificentissimos apparare,
Feasts Festus , a, um, adj. Sanscr. bhas, shine; lengthened from bha-; Gr. pha-, phainō
2.  Transf., of everything relating to holidays: “chori,Ov. Tr. 5, 12, 8: “clamores,Plin. Ep. 2, 17, 24: “corona,Ov. M. 10, 598; cf. “fronde,Verg. A. 4, 459: “dapes,Hor. Epod. 9, 1: “mensae,Sil. 7, 198; Val. Fl. 3, 159: “lusus,
forte Jovi festum Phoebus sollenne parabat,

Is. 5:11 Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink;
        that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
Is. 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts:
        but they regard not the work of the LORD,
        neither consider the operation of his hands.
Is. 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity,
        because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished,
        and their multitude dried up with thirst.
Is. 5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself,
        and opened her mouth without measure:
        and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp,
        and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
Hos. 2:12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said,
        These are my rewards that my lovers have given me:
        and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
Hos. 2:13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim,
        wherein she burned incense to them,
        and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels,
        and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.

The word "music" derived from "mystery" means "to make the lambs dumb before the slaughter." Or to silence the voice of the victim.  Hosea warns against the musical idolatry as does Amos and Isaiah. I will post links.

Hos 4:1 HEAR the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel:
............ for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land,
............ because there is no truth, nor mercy,
............ nor knowledge of God in the land.

Hos 4:2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing,
............ and committing adultery, they break out,
............ and blood toucheth blood.

Hos 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn,
............ and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish,
............ with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven;
............ yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Hos 4:4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another:
............ for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

Hos 4:5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day,
............ and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night,
............ and I will destroy thy mother.

Hos 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
.............because thou hast rejected knowledge,
............ I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me:
............ seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God,
............ I will also forget thy children.

The menorah in the Holy Place- where a singer or musician would executed if he came NEAR-is a BRANCH with 7 lamps. Chrst who speaks only to the spiritual remnant is defined in Isaiah 11 which names SEVEN SPIRITS all related to dive knowledge. We mortals cannot enhance that. Christ says that God will NOT judge by what He SEES or HEARS.  The lowly Samaritan woman grasped what most moderns cannot get close to: "When Messias comes He will tell us ALL TRUTH."  Jesus confirmed that He was the Messiah. Jesus denied that worship was at the time and house of the Jews or the time and houseof the Samaritans: worship is IN THE PLACE of the human spirit in contrast to PLACES where "church houses are located."  Paul said that the converted Jews worshipped IN THE SPIRIT as opposed to IN THE FLESH.  His purpose was to EXCLUDE the dogs or concision: like the elders turned wolves, they were the mark of the CYNICS who performed the old style praise singing like the Coyotes down in the vally seeking a mate. 

See that history knows no exception to the musical mark of an outbreak of male musicians.

"Philodemus considered it paradoxical that music should be regarded as veneration of the gods while musicians were paid for performing this so-called veneration. Again, Philodemus held as self deceptive the view that music mediated religious ecstasy. He saw the entire condition induced by the noise of cymbals and tambourines as a disturbance of the spirit.

He found it significant that, on the whole, only women and effeminate men fell into this folly.

Accordingly, nothing of value could be attributed to music; it was no more than a slave of the sensation of pleasure, which satisfied much in the same way that food and drink did.

"Women and girls from the different ranks of society were proud to enter the service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'." (Johannas Quasten)


Hos 4:7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me:
............ therefore will I change their glory into shame.

[7] secundum multitudinem eorum sic peccaverunt mihi gloriam eorum in ignominiam commutabo
, ĭnis, f. multus, I. a great number, multitude 2. Of the common people, the crowd, the multitude (cf. turba) Cic. Off. 1, 19 turba

Glōrĭa , II. Transf., subjectively, thirst or passion for glory, ambition; vainglory, pride, vaunting, boasting (class.) Turpitudo, Capio, Magus, Carmen, Artes, making war,
Tac. A. 3.
Capio take captive  A. In gen., to take in hand, take hold of, lay hold of, take, seize, grasp
1. Of living objects.
a. To take into possession, take captive, seize, make prisoner. cepit manibus tympanum,Cat. 6, 3, 8
TAKING CAPTIVE WITH PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS TO WORSHIP THE MOTHER GODDESS. The Babylon mother of harlots uses "lusted after fruits" as speakers, singers, instrument players John called them Sorcerors.
Tympănum , i (collat. form typă-num , Cat. 63, 8 sq.), n., = tumpanon,
I. a drum, timbrel, tambour, tambourine.
A. Esp., as beaten by the priests of Cybele, Lucr. 2, 618; Cat. 63, 8 sq.; Verg. A. 9, 619; Ov. M. 3, 537; 4, 29; 4, 391; id. F. 4, 213; Plaut. Poen. 5, 5, 38; Caes. B. C. 3, 105; Curt. 8, 11, 20; 8, 14, 10; Tac. H. 5, 5, —Also by the Bacchantine females, Ov. M. 11, 17.—Beaten by the Parthians as a signal in battle in place of the tuba, Just. 41, 2, 8.—
B. Trop., a timbrel, etc., as a figure of something effeminate, enervating: “tympana eloquentiae,Quint. 5, 12, 21: “in manu tympanum est,Sen. Vit. Beat. 13, 3.—

See Jay Guin using Paul's use of these words in "church."

Pausanias Attica

Paus. 1.31
and Anagyrus a sanctuary of the Mother of the gods. At Cephale the chief cult is that of the Dioscuri, for the in habitants call them the Great gods. [2] At Prasiae is a temple of Apollo

CII. Kubêbês. The ‘Great Mother’ goddess of the Phrygians worshipped at Pessinus, the mêtêr Dindumênê of i. 80. 1. For the Anatolian ‘Great Mother’ cf. App. I. 2, Frazer, G. B. iv, Bk. II, Attis, &c.; Ramsay, in Hastings' Bible Dictionary, extra vol., p. 120 f. The Atys myth which involved her cult is connected with Sardis by H.'s story of the son of Croesus (i. 34. 2 n.). The Great Mother was worshipped at Athens in the days of Sophocles (Phil. 391), and identified by the Greeks with Rhea, mother of the gods (cf. iv. 76; Strabo 469), with Aphrodite, with Demeter, and with Artemis as the lady of the wild woods. But here she is regarded as a foreign goddess.

Kubelē , h(, Cybele, E.Ba.79 (lyr.), Ar.Av.877, etc.:—from Kubelon , to/, or Kubela , ta/, mountain in Phrygia, D.S.3.58, Str.12.5.3:— hence Adj. Ku^belēgenēs , St.Byz.:—also Ku^bēbē , Hippon.120 (dub.), Hdt.5.102, Anacreont.11.1; equated with Aphrodite by Charon Hist. (FHGiv p.627):—fem.Adj. Ku^bēlis , idos, h(, Cybelian,
A. Kubēlidos organa RheiēsNonn.D.10.387, 14.214, cf. Hippon.121, prob.in St.Byz. s.v. Kubeleia:—also Ku^belēis , Nonn.D.14.10, al.
b. To win, captivate, charm, allure, enchain, enslave, fascinate; mostly with abl. of means
(b). Of the mental powers, to deprive of sense or intellect; only in part. perf. captus, usu. agreeing with pers. subj., and with abl. mente, silly, insane, crazy, crazed, lunatic, mad:
Take Captive Magus magical,  I. magic, magical (poet.): “artes,Ov. Am. 1, 8, 5: “manus, id. Med. fac. 36: carmen,Sen. Herc. Oet. 467.
Carmen a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental, 
per me (sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,veteres Gallorum gloriae,” glorious deeds, id. ib. 1, 518;
GALLUS A. Galli , ōrum, m., the priests of Cybele, so called because of their raving, Ov. F. 4, 361 sq.; Plin. 5, 32, 42, § 146; 11, 49, 109, § 261; 35, 12, 46, § 165; Paul. ex Fest. p. 95 Müll.; Hor. S. 1, 2, 121.—In sing.: Gallus , i, m., a priest of Cybele, Mart. 3, 81; 11, 74; cf. Quint. 7, 9, 2: “resupinati cessantia tympana Galli,Juv. 8, 176.—And satirically (on account of their emasculated condition), in the fem.: Gallae , ārum, Cat. 63, 12, and 34.—

2. (Acc. to II. A., of or belonging to the priests of Cybele; hence, transf.) Of or belonging to the priests of Isis, Gallic: “turma,the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.

Gal 5:12 As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!

Here is what an agitator does:

    Anastatoo (g387) an-as-tat-o'-o; from a der. of 450 (in the sense of removal); prop. to drive out of home, i.e. (by impl.) to disturb (lit. or fig.): - trouble, turn upside down, make an uproar, to stir up, excite, unsettle to excite tumults and seditions in the state to upset, unsettle, minds by disseminating religious error
Paul wishes that the circumcisers would not stop with circumcision but go beyond it to mutilation (make themselves eunuchs) like the priests of Cybele. A severe irony and similar to the one in Philip. iii. 2, 3, where Paul calls the boasters of circumcision “the Concision.” Self mutilation was a recognized form of heathen worship especially in Pessinus in Galatia and therefore quite familiar to the readers. Thus by their glorying in the flesh the Galatians relapsed into their former heathenism,--Schaff and Lightfoot. The Revised Version here has, “would even cut themselves off,” the American Committee has, “would go beyond circumcision.”—G.A.]

Chrysostom's Commentary on Galatians:

Galatians 5:1.-"With freedom did Christ set us free; stand fast therefore.115 ."

"I would that they which unsettle you would even cut themselves off." And he says well "that unsettle you."

"A man that is heretical after the first and second admonition refuse." (Tit. iii: 10) If they will, let them not only be circumcised, but mutilated.

Where then are those who dare to mutilate themselves; seeing that they draw down the Apostolic curse, and accuse the workmanship of God, and take part with the Manichees? ... But if you will not allow this,

why do you not mutilate the tongue for blasphemy, the hands for rapine, the feet for their evil courses, in short, the whole body?

For the ear enchanted by the sound of a flute hath often enervated the soul;
and the perception of a sweet perfume by the nostrils hath bewitched the mind, and made it
frantic for pleasure.

Yet this would be extreme wickedness and satanic madness. The evil spirit, ever delighting in slaughter, hath seduced them to crush the instrument, as if its Maker had erred, whereas it was only necessary to correct the unruly passion of the soul.

How then does it happen, one may say, that when the body is pampered, lust is inflamed?

Observe here too that it is the sin of the soul, for to pamper the flesh is not an act of the flesh but of the soul, for if the soul choose to mortify it, it would possess absolute power over it.

Ov. Met. 1.518
And to the forkt and shadie top of Mount Parnasus drue.
There from hys quiver full of shafts two arrowes did he take
Of sundrie workes: t'one causeth Love, the tother doth it slake.
That causeth love, is all of golde with point full sharpe and bright,
That chaseth love is blunt, whose stele with leaden head is dight.
The God this fired in the Nymph Peneis for the nones:
The tother perst Apollos heart and overraft his bones.
Immediatly in smoldring heate of Love the t'one did swelt,

Nervus , i, m. root snar-; Old Germ. snara, a snare; Gr. neuron; cf. parvus and pauros,
1. I. q. membrum virile, Hor. Epod. 12, 19; Juv. 10, 205; 9, 35; pl.

A bowstring: reciproca tendens nervo equino concita tela, Att. ap. Varr. L. L. 7, § 80 Müll. (Trag. Rel. p. 176 Rib.): nervoque obversus equino Contendit telum, Verg. A. 9, 622: “nervo aptare sagittas,id. ib. 10, 131: “erumpit nervo pulsante sagitta,id. G. 4, 313; so Val. Fl. 6, 376; 1, 437; Luc. 7, 141.—

5. A thong with which a person was bound, Plaut. Curc. 5, 3, 11; Veg. Mil. 4, 9.—
6. The cords or wires by which a puppet is moved: “duceris ut nervis alienis mobile lignum,Hor. S. 2, 7, 82.
   5. A magic formula, an incantation  
   6. On account of the very ancient practice of composing forms of religion
            and law in Saturnian verse,
   also a formula in religion or law, a form:  
   Artes the muses, chorus  rhetoric, 

Hos 4:8 They eat up the sin of my people,
............ and they set their heart on their iniquity.

Hos 4:9 And there shall be, like people, like priest:
............ and I will punish them for their ways,
............ and reward them their doings.

Hos 4:10 For they shall eat, and not have enough:
............ they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase:
............ because they have left off to take heed to the Lord.

Hos 4:11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

Hos 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks,
............ and their staff declareth unto them:
............ for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err,
............ and they have gone a whoring from under their God.

Hos 4:13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains,
............ and burn incense upon the hills,
............ under oaks and poplars and elms,
............ because the shadow thereof is good:
............ therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom,
............ and your spouses shall commit adultery.

Hos 4:14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom,
............ nor your spouses when they commit adultery:
............ for themselves are separated with whores,
............ and they sacrifice with harlots:
............ therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.

Hos 4:15 Though thou, Israel, play the harlot,
............ yet let not Judah offend;
............ and come not ye unto Gilgal,
............ neither go ye up to Beth-aven, nor swear, The Lord liveth.

Hos 4:16 For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer:
............ now the Lord will feed them as a lamb in a large place.

Hos 4:17 Ephraim is joined to idols:
............ let him alone.

Hos 4:18 Their drink is sour:
............ they have committed whoredom continually:
............ her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

Hos 4:19 The wind hath bound her up in her wings,
............ and they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.

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