Lectionary Readings for Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Lectionary Readings for Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Seventh-Day Sabbath

Book of the Arc of Bon Chapter 13, Chapter 14


Chapter 13

1. God commanded his loo’is, in the high heavens, saying: Descend ye to the earth, to the
land of Egupt, and raise me up a son capable of my voice.

2. The angels descended as commanded and searched over the land of Egupt and in the
adjoining countries, examining into the flesh and the souls of men. And they called unto
God, saying: The land of Egupt is overrun with spirits of darkness (drujas), and mortals
have attained to see them; and they dwell together as one people, angels and mortals.

3. God said: Go ye amongst my chosen until ye find a man capable of understanding
betwixt truth and fable. Him inspire ye to an I’hin woman for my voice.

4. In Ellakas the loo’is found a man, Baksa, a Fonecean, a Faithist, born a su’is, and they
said unto him: Why art thou alone in the world? Baksa said: Alas, mine eyes have never
seen God; mine ears never heard him. I am searching for God in the life of a recluse.

5. The loo’is perceived what manner of man he was, and they led him to take an I’hin
woman to wife, and she bore him a son, Hasumat.

6. The loo’is guarded Hasumat till he was grown, and they spake to him, trying him also
as to his power to distinguish angel voices.

7. Him they also inspired to take an I’hin woman to wife, and she bore a son, Saichabal,
who was guarded in the same way. And the angels inspired Saichabal, to marry Terratha,
of the line (house) of Zed. Terratha bore a daughter who was named Edamas. And
Edamas bore a son by an I’hin father without marriage, and she called his name Levi,
signifying joined together (because his toes were not separate on the right foot, nor the
fingers separate on the right hand). And Levi grew to be a large man, larger than two
large men.

8. Levi, being of the fourth birth of I’hin blood, was not acknowledged an heir of the
chosen race, the Faithists. Therefore Levi established a new line, which was called, the
House of Levi.

9. Levi, not being eligible to a Faithist wife, was inspired by the loo’is to take an
I’hin, Metissa, to wife. Metissa bore him a son, Kohath, who, at maturity, was admitted
to the Order of Avah, the third degree of Faithists, whereupon he was circumcised,
and afterward called an Israelite, the name given to the Faithists of Egupt.

10. Kohath took to wife, Mirah, a devout worshipper of Jehovih. Mirah bore him a son,
Amram, who took to wife Yokebed, sister-in-law to Kohath, and she bore him a son, who
was Moses.

11. Before Moses’birth the loo’is perceived that he would be capable of the Father’s
voice, and they called unto God saying: In the next generation, behold, thy son will be

Chapter 14
1. In these days in Egupt there were houses of records, where the affairs of the state, and
of the king and governors, were recorded; and there were recorded also the births and
marriages and deaths of people.

2. The languages of the learned were Fonecean and Parsi’e’an; but the native languages
were Eguptian, Arabaic and Eustian and Semis. The times by the learned gave two suns
to a year, but the times of the tribes of Eustia gave only six months to a year.
Accordingly, in the land of Egupt what was one year with the learned was two years with
the Eustians and Semisians.

3. God said: My people shall reckon their times according to the place and the people
where they dwell. And they did this. Hence, even the tribes of Israel had two calendars of
time, the long and the short.

4. To events of prophecy there was also another calendar, called the ode, signifying skytime, or heavenly times. One ode was equivalent to eleven long years; three odes, one spell, signifying a generation; eleven spells one Tuff. Thothma, the learned man and
builder of the great pyramid, had said: As a diameter is to a circle, and as a circle is to a
diameter, so are the rules of the seasons of the earth. For the heat or the cold, or the
drouth or the wet, no matter, the sum of one eleven years is equivalent to the sum
of another eleven years. One
SPELL is equivalent to the next eleventh spell. And one
cycle matcheth every eleventh cycle. Whoever will apply these rules to the earth
shall truly prophesy as to drought and famine and pestilence, save wherein man

contraveneth by draining or irrigation. And if he apply himself to find the light and the
darkness of the earth, these rules are sufficient. For as there are three hundred and sixtythree years in one tuff, so are there three hundred and sixty-three days in one year, besides the two days and a quarter when the sun standeth still on the north and south lines.

5. In consequence of these three calendars, the records of Egupt were in confusion. The
prophecies and genealogies of man became worthless. And as to measurements, some
were by threes, some by tens, and some by twelves; and because of the number of
languages, the measurements became confounded; so that with all the great learning of
the Eguptians, and with all the care bestowed on the houses of records, they became even
themselves the greatest confounding element of all.

6. Jehovih had said: For two thousand years I gave My enemies a loose rein; and they
have the longest line of kings in all the world; and yet in the midst of their prosperity they
fall down like a drunken man. Even their language is become like a pearl that is lost in a

7. Jehovih said: Because the kings of Egupt have outlawed My people, and denied
them the right to obtain great learning, behold My people are divided also. One tribe
hath one speech, another tribe another speech, and so on, till they can not now
understand one another; save, in fact, in their rites, and signs, and pass-words.

8. Yea, the kings have perceived that to keep My people in ignorance is to keep them
forever in bondage. But I will raise up a leader, Moses, amongst My chosen, and I
will send him even into the house of the king, and the king shall give him great
learning; he shall master all languages, and be capable of speaking with all My people.

9. Because the Israelites (Faithists) worshipped not the Gods and Lords, but the Great
Spirit only, and because they resented not injury done by another, they had been limited
into servitude by the Eguptian laws, which had stood for fifteen hundred years. These
laws were called the Sun laws, after the manner of the division of the Osirian system,
which was:

10. The sun is a central power; its accompanying planets are satellites. In like manner the
king of Egupt was the Sun King, and his sub-kings (governors) were satellites. Osiris, the
highest angel in heaven, was the Sun God, that is, God of Gods; for all other Gods were
his satellites. He revealed certain laws to mortals, and these were the Sun laws; and
all minor laws were satellites. A Sun law extended over all of Egupt, but a satellite
law pertained to the minor affairs of a city or province; but it must conform to the
Sun laws. For in those days the spirits of darkness taught that the sun once whirled so
fast it cast off its outer extreme, and so made the earth, and moon, and stars; and this
was the accepted philosophy of the learned Eguptians of that period. Because the worlds
run in circles (orbits), the circle was the highest measure, or sun measure; and the
diameter of the circle was called, the ode, a Fonecean word, signifying short measure.
And this name, ode, was applied to the Israelites in satire, as the Anglo-Saxon word,
odius, is used to this day. But the Israelites made sweet songs and called them odes also.

11. Amongst the Sun laws were the following, to wit: The God of Gods (i.e., Osiris)
decreeth: Whoso boweth not down to me shall not partake of me. Behold, mine is the
sign of the circle! My enemies shall not receive great learning.

12. They shall not hold sun places (be employers), but be as servants only all their lives.
And these signs shall discover them:

13. If they worship not me, but the Great Spirit;

14. If they deny that the Creator is in the image of a man;

15. If they circumcise, and will not serve as soldiers;

16. Then their possessions are forfeited already; nor shall they possess houses in their
own names; nor send their children to the schools; for they shall be servants and the
servants of servants forever.

17. Under the Eguptian laws it was accounted a sufficient crime of idolatry to worship the
Great Spirit, Jehovih, that the Israelites were not even admitted to the courts to be tried
for an offence, but fell under the jurisdiction of the master for whom they labored, and his
judgments were unappealable.

18. Now at the time of the birth of Moses, there were in Egupt thirteen millions of
inhabitants; and of these, four millions were Faithists (Israelites), more or less. For
amongst the Israelites not all were of full faith, but many, to shirk the rigors of the Sun
laws, professed to be worshippers of God (Osiris), and they would also enlist as soldiers,
and otherwise connive in the ways of men, for sake of favors.

19. For which reason the Sun King (Pharaoh) feared the time might come when the
Israelites might revolt against the Sun laws or become soldiers and confederate with
foreign kingdoms for the overthrow of the Eguptian dynasty.

20. For more than three hundred years the God Baal and the Goddess Ashtaroth
had driven the foreign kingdoms to war; and in consequence of these wars the
Faithists had fled into Egupt, and even accepted servitude rather than be slain elsewhere.

21. Jehovih had said: Behold, mine enemies in killing one another, frighten off My
chosen. Now will I lead them into Egupt together and give unto them a great leader, and
he shall restore My doctrines unto them, and I will afterward deliver them into lands of
their own.

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