The Transgender God of Israel

Abstract: Monotheism is a historical social construct with its own history and is as such certainly worthy of comprehensive deconstruction through committed historicism.

The Sumerian Goddess Inanna was famously capricious to her lovers and was considered both virgin and sacred prostitute. Inanna was the Goddess of sex, love, war, justice and political power. The God of Israel is a portmanteau of Asherah and El becoming Ashera-El and then Isra-el. Asherah and El were Canaanite gods who were married to each other as were the Sumerian Inanna and Dumuzid. The God of Israel is famously transgender in being bigendered male and female as reflecting the dual origin in Asherah and El and before that Inanna and Dumuzid. The female aspect of the God of Israel is known in the Jewish tradition as Ruach, the sacred breath and the Shekhinah, the Divine Presence. The associated interests of the God of Israel as described in the Hebrew Bible are virtually identical to those of Sumerian Inanna as enumerated above as the bigendered God of Israel represents a certain masculinization of Inanna as well as a fusion of the Crypto-Sumerian Atenist and the polytheist Canaanite traditions. The transgender 14th century BCE Pharaoh Akhenaten (Canaanite: Achi Natan, i.e. “I was inseminated by my brother”, literally “my brother gave”) was a trans man who led a Crypto-Sumerian Canaanite-Egyptian cult which gave rise to Atenism which much later developed into Judaism. 

The theonym YHWH (the tetragrammaton) was originally the five letters YHWDH (i.e. the ethnonym Yehudah or Judah in English), but the Sumerian divine letter Dingir, here represented by the Hebrew letter Dalet, was removed in deference to divinity. The Sumerian generic designation for god is Dingir while the name of the supreme deity in the Sumerian pantheon is An.

Core Median Judaism has preserved Atenism as sun worship (prayer toward the sun) is practiced in Alevism, Yarsanism and Yezidism (and reportedly secretly also in Alawism) all denominations of core Median Judaism. Alevism, Bektashism and Yezidism also maintain the sun as their main religious symbol. Core Median Judaism also believes in the incarnation of a succession of historical Avatars (Divine/Angelic Incarnations). There is a famous esoteric Jewish song derived from the Talmud which describes King David as being alive (sic!) and even existing! 

“David David (is) king of Israel

David David (is) king of Israel

David (is) king of Israel living and existing

Alive, living and existing

David (is) king of Israel

Alive, living and existing – king of Israel”

In Yezidism is King David (Hebrew: Melekh Dawid; Kurdish: Melek Tawus) the leader of the seven archangels who reincarnated as the 11th century CE Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, the nominal “founder” of the most recent form of Yezidism in the Islamic era. Yarsanis recognize that Melek Tawus and King David are the same person.

In Alevism are Alevi Kohanim referred to as Alevi Dedes, i.e. Alevi Davidians and Alevi Kohanim are not permitted to marry widows of murder victims, an apparent refererence to how King David sent Uriah the Hittite to the front to a near guaranteed death so that King David could marry his widow Batsheva. 

The likely explanation for the meticulous maintenance of Kohanite lineage in both the Southern Jurisdiction of Judah and the Northern Jurisdiction of Israel is apparently that the Kohanim are direct descendants of King David. The reason why the Cohen Modal Haplotype (CMH) is extremely common among rabbinically Jewish kohanim yet not universal is very likely that King David as Pharaoh Akhenaten was a trans man who was considered an divine avatar and those kohanim with CMH are descended through the highly polygamous King Solomon who had 700 wives and 300 concubines in producing a vast number of patrilineal offspring while the other kohanim are descended through other biological fathers than the biological father of Solomon.

Since the anticipated Mashiach (messiah) is expected to be a direct descendant of King David (and at present the only overtly claimed Davidic ancestry exists among certain Yarsani ancestral communities) would it seem highly peculiar that instead the Kohanite patrilineage has been meticulously preserved unless of course the Kohanim are of Davidic lineage. The fact that denominations of core Median Judaism have kohanim in vast numbers means that the ancient kohanim were well established throughout Israelite society by the time of the Assyrian deportations in the 8th century BCE. It is most interesting that Median Jews have also meticulously preserved the Kohanite lineage. While it is a fact that the Babylonian exilarchs claimed Davidic lineage, it is also true that their lineage is extinct. The Kohanim were however no doubt not the only patrilineal descendants of King David or else rabbi Sabbatai Zevi could not have been recognized as the Mashiach as he was not known to be a Kohen.

What does it mean in terms of Esoteric Judaism when the anticipated Mashiach is referred to in the Rabbinic tradition as Mashiach ben David (Messiah son of David)? It means that he/she/they is expected to be a direct descendant of King David but does it also mean that he/she/they is expected to be a reincarnation of King David? The above cited Talmudic lyric certainly indicates that.

Rabbinic Judaism states that every generation has one person capable of becoming the Mashiach. Bektashism says that every generation has its own messiah. What is the conclusion? That the mashiach is considered in Esoteric Judaism as reincarnating from generation to generation and is believed to be an Avatar and it appears that person is King David. King David is a central figure in Yarsanism. Yezidism considers Melek Tawus, i.e. King David, as the ruler of the world. Melek Tawus also appears in Alevism and Mandaeism.

While respectfully rejecting the claims of Christianity would we also do well to closely examine its early Judaic context. Christianity claims that its alleged messiah was simultaneously the “the son of god”, the son of Joseph the woodworker and “the son of David”. This is interesting since Rabbinic Judaism speaks of two messianic figures, Mashiach ben Josef (Messiah son of Joseph) and Mashiach ben David (Messiah son of David). The claim that Jesus should have been both “the son of God” and “a son of David,” i.e. a direct descendant of King David through his father Joseph – is a direct contradiction. It cannot be both, the only coherent explanation is that early Jewish proto-Christianity believed that its alleged messiah was an incarnation of King David.

The tradition of divine Avatars; i.e. human incarnations of the Godhead is well-established in core Median Judaism. This subject is taboo in Rabbinic Judaism where its discussion is religiously prohibited. Yet, the extent to which human incarnation of the Godhead is established in core Median Judaism means that in the Judaic context it was hardly an invention by Christianity. The first Sabbatean messiah, rabbi Sabbatai Zevi is considered an incarnation of the Godhead in Sabbateanism. Even the idea of a second coming is hardly an invention of Christianity but rather inherent to Esoteric Judaism since this concept is found among Chabad messianists who believe that their deceased messiah, Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson “is alive” (i.e. he is an incarnation of King David) and will reincarnate in a second coming. Many Chabad messianists openly claim that Schneerson is God, i.e. an incarnation of the Godhead. The Sabbatean leader Jacob Frank declared himself a reincarnation of Sabbatai Zevi, i.e. a second coming.

While the Jewish concept of Gilgul (reincarnation, literally “cycle” or “wheel”) was overtly only introduced in the high medieval period does the concept have a far longer history in Esoteric Judaism as core Median Judaism overtly believes in reincarnation, including in a successions of Avatars, both angelic and divine ones. There was no distinction between gods and angels in Sumerian religion as some Sumerian deities were depicted with wings. The notion of the seven archangels have their origins in the Sumerian seven gods of decree, the Anunnaki.

What is the view of Esoteric Judaism? Do the initiated Kohanite elites in core Median Judaism, and the top poskim (rabbinic decisors) in Haredi Orthodox Judaism still worship the Goddess Inanna by name? Is Inanna the secret name of God? Kabbalists study late at night in seeking an erotic relationship with the Shekhinah (Divine Presence), i.e. Inanna. It is very likely that the use of the name David (Ancient Hebrew: Dawid spelled DWD) represents a mere Hebraization of the name Dumuzid (Dumuzi, Tammuz), the spouse of Inanna. Dumuzid of course was the Sumerian shepherd god and interestingly is David also described as a shepherd and the New Testament also depicts its alleged messiah and even more prominently its deity as a shepherd. The Canaanite Atenist monotheist merger of Asherah and El into the God Isra-el is actually the Crypto-Sumerian Atenist merger of Inanna and Dumuzid. The interests of Inanna and the God of Israel as described in the Hebrew Bible are notably virtually identical.

In Yezidism is King David (Melek Tawus, i.e. Melekh Dawid) not the Godhead itself (i.e. An) but rather an incarnating archangel, known in Rabbinic Judaism as the Mashiach. However, two Jewish messiahs (Sabbatai Zevi and Jesus) were recognized by their respective followers as incarnations of the Godhead. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson is also recognized as an incarnation of the Godhead by many Chabad messianists. These three cases suggest that King David is actually considered a divine Avatar as opposed to an angelic Avatar by Esoteric Judaism and that therefore Esoteric Judaism recognizes King David as a primary incarnation of the Godhead. The idea of messianic return (“resurrection”) appears in all three aforementioned Jewish messianisms and must thus be derived from Esoteric Judaism. This is probably derived from an Egyptian idea in Israelite Atenism that Akhenaten would return from the dead and before that from a resurrecting Dumuzid. The Christian conception of the death of Jesus and the Shia conception of the death of Hussein ibn Ali are a mere repetition of the earlier narrative of the death of Akhenaten. The common claim in core Median Judaism that Ali, (pronounced “Eli” [Hebrew for “my God”] by Kurdish and Zaza Alevis) was an incarnation of the Godhead must be considered sheer exotericism considering that this is a mere detail in the Pseudo-Islamic veneer of core Median Judaism.

In core Median Judaism is there the concept of a divine trinity which exoterically in the Pseudo-Islamic veneer includes Ali, Muhammad and Haq (Kurdish for spirit) in Alevism and Bektashism and in Alawism Ali, Muhammad and Salman the Persian and various Biblical figures in previous incarnations. This proves that Christianity did not invent the concept of trinity but that this is inherent to Esoteric Judaism since Median Judaism is far older than Christianity. Considering the Sumerian origin of Judaism, it would seem highly likely that the trinity in Esoteric Judaism includes the Sumerian deities of Utu (in Egyptian pronounced “Aten”), Inanna and Dumuzid. These are the only Sumerian deities associated with the God of Israel.

Aside from the trans man Akhenaten who is not mentioned in the Hebrew Bible but by Druze Median Judaism are there multiple incarnations of the Godhead in the Hebrew Bible. (Akhenaten was apparentlly erased from Israelite records so as to prevent a repeat of the 13th century Egyptian Anti-Atenist genocide in Israel as recounted on the Merneptah steel.) These include Jacob (also named Isra-el), King David, Elijah and Cyrus. Jacob is described in the Talmud as never having died despite his death being described in the Torah, meaning that he continues to live and is an incarnation of the Godhead. Elijah ascended to heaven (it is no coincidence that both Jesus and Muhammad are described as ascending to heaven as implying that they were divine avatars) and Elijah is an expected messianic figure in both Alevism and Rabbinic Judaism. Cyrus is described as “God’s messiah” in the Hebrew Bible. Jacob, King David and Cyrus are all incarnations of the God of Israel while other incarnations of the Godhead such as Elijah are incarnations of other archangels, i.e. the Sumerian Anunnaki.

There are other incarnations of the Godhead in core Median Judaism such as Haji Bektashi Veli in Alevism and Bektashism, Sultan Sahak in Yarsanism and Adī ibn Musāfir in Yezidism. Haji Bektashi Veli is depicted as a trans woman in Alevi art as a young person. There are seven archangels in Yezidism and Melek Tawus (Melekh Dawid, King David) is the most important of the seven archangels while the Godhead is absent and Melek Tawus is the ruler of the world. Zoroastrianism is also a form of Median Judaism and has kohanim but not Levites. There are also seven archangels (amesha spenta) in Zoroastrianism. The archangels are all Sumerian deities (the Anunnaki or seven gods of decree) as are all the other angels of the angelic court. However, it must be understood that Akhenaten reformed Sumerianism and so Esoteric Judaism constitutes reformed Sumerianism. Akhenaten is the great reformer of Sumerianism and the Sumerian pantheon was transformed into what became the angelic hierarchy. 

In Zoroastrianism and Christianity, Dumuzid and Inanna are completely separated with the sexually “problematic” Inanna demonized into an absolute force of evil. Inanna and Dumuzid were originally two deities in Sumerian religion but merged in Atenism together with Utu/Aten and Inanna-Dumuzid were Canaanized and transfigured into the Canaanite gods of Asherah and El (Ashera-El) who became the God of Isra-el. In Zoroastrianism, Inanna was increasingly demonized into Angra Mainyu (later known as Ahriman) and in Christianity was Inanna similarly demonized into the Christian devil. Melek Tawus appears in Alevism, Yarsanism, Yezidism and Mandaeism. Muslim and Christian neighbors of the Yezidis claim that Melek Tawus is “the devil” and there are indeed important parallels between the concept of a devil, Inanna and Melek Tawus. Both Inanna and the Yezidi Melek Tawus descended to the underworld and came back. It is clear that King David (Melek Tawus) was a sinner since he sent Uriah to death and married his widow Batsheva. Rabbinic Judaism states that the Temple in Jerusalem was not built during the lifetime of David because of his sin. It is remarkable that this primary incarnation of the Godhead is described as a sinner who is punished by the Godhead. Interestingly was Adam a sinner who participated in eating the forbidden apple of the “Tree of knowledge and good and evil” as misled by Eve. This may suggest that Adam and Eve are considered the first incarnations of Dumuzid and Inanna. Zaza Alevi wedding couples each eat one half of a bisected apple which apparently symbolizes biblical sexuality. There is a stream within Yarsanism which actually identifies Melek Tawus with “Satan” but does not consider him evil. This may be the remnant of an ancient Inanna cult in Yarsanism.

It is also possible that King David was a direct descendant of Pharaoh Akhenaten. Being trans men made Akhenaten and King David seem divine and being the mystical combination of Inanna (Asherah) and Dumuzid (El). It is no coincidence that Alevism exoterically as part of the Pseudo-Islamic veneer describes Ali (El) and Muhammad as being one person who along with Haq (Kurdish for spirit) make up the Alevi trinity. Incarnations of the God of Israel are three deities in one. Apparently An is the Godhead in Yezidism in whose absence King David (Melek Tawus) rules the world. God is always present on Earth in human form in Esoteric Judaism although only rarely revealed as an incarnation of the Godhead. However the archangels and no doubt the other angels as well incarnate as humans according to Esoteric Judaism.

While it is obvious that the Christian eucharist is derived from or has a parallel origin with the Jewish kiddush as both ceremonies involve ritual consumption of wine and bread, it is less known that this ceremony exists in core Median Judaism as well. The ritually consumed red wine during the Alevi Cem (pronounced Djem) ceremony is referred to as Dem which is derived from the Hebrew Dam and means blood. This means that the memory of this Hebrew word has been preserved for 27 centuries of exile from the land of Israel. This raises the question whose blood and flesh is symbolically consumed considering that core Median Judaism is far older than Christianity. The most likely explanation is that this refers to the death of Pharaoh Akhenaten. The Christian narrative of the martyrdom of Jesus at the hands of the Romans is most likely simply a repeat of a much more ancient commemoration of the hidden martyrdom of Akhenaten, the founder of what later became Judaism. It is thus originally Akhenaten’s flesh and blood that is symbolically consumed in both Shabbat and during the Eucharist. The claim that Christianity was a new religion is thus debunked since the ostensible doctrinal inventions are derived from much older forms of Judaism although these beliefs and practices were given new signifiers. Even the Christian cross was not invented by Christianity but is actually a Mandaean symbol with ancient symbolism which was culturally appropriated and culturally resignified by the Church through the narrative of crucifixion, which may or may not be historical.

Atenism was based on Sumerianism, yet Atenism (which developed into Judaism) was a new religion with a selective understanding of Sumerian deities, most of whom had turned into angels. The idea of seven archangels (prominent in Yezidism, Yarsanism, Zoroastrianism, Gnosticism and Ismailism) is based on the Sumerian concept of the seven Anunnaki, the Sumerian seven gods of decree. The idea of monotheism is thus superficial since Atenism simply transformed the Sumerian pantheon into an angelic hierarchy. Historians of religion do not believe that Atenism denied the existence of other Gods but simply forbade them being worshiped and this was true of Biblical Israelite religion as well and it is thus clear that Esoteric Judaism is not monotheist at all. The origin of Judaism in Atenism is proven by Druzism (one of nine denominations of core Median Judaism) considering Druzism to originate in Atenism and attributing their monotheism to Akhenaten.

It is unknown to what degree Rabbinic Judaism, Karaite Judaism, Samaritanism, Sabbateanism and the various denominations of core Median Judaism (Alawism, Alevism, Alianism, Bektashism, Druzism, Khaksarism, Shabakism, Yarsanism and Yezidism) have diverged from each other in their understanding of Esoteric Judaism in terms of God/Angels or if they retain identical conceptions of Esoteric Judaism. Yet, the difference – if any – was not an obstacle to Sabbatai Zevi making the transition from Rabbinic Judaism to the Bektashi order in the 17th century. However, there is no question that Esoteric Judaism has diverged from classical Sumerianism and contemporary Esoteric Mandaeism in its understanding of the Sumerian pantheon (known as the angelic hierarchy in Abrahamic religions) as Mandaeism considers Jews and Christians heretics and the Jewish god a fallen god associated with (apparently Atenist) sun worship.

This illustrates the founding of Atenism/Esoteric Judaism by a religious reformer, Pharaoh Akhenaten who built upon the secret teachings of a Crypto-Sumerian Canaanite-Egyptian sect. The Sumerian Mandaeans never accepted the Atenist reforms and hence vehemently reject both Judaism and Christianity as heresies. Mandaeism is an esoteric religion which, although admitting that it is the world’s oldest religion, keeps its Sumerianism a well-kept secret. Exoteric Mandaeism constitutes Pseudo-Abrahamism at the same time as it is intensely anti-Abrahamitic. This originated in Christian times (fifth century CE) as an attempt to construct legitimacy for Mandaeism in a Judeo-Christian civilizational context by adopting elements of Gnosticism. Core Median Judaism too during the early Christian era survived as Gnosticism as evidenced by the remnants of Gnosticism in Yezidi and Yarsani cosmology. However, Jewish sacerdotal status is derived through Abraham and his entourage from the EN (Sumerian hereditary priests, ancestors of the Mandaeans) and the pre-Israelite Mandaeans despite their overt Anti-Jewish animus are thus the most ancient Jews in having the oldest Jewish personal status indeed. The fact that the Mandaeans lack a separate caste of hereditary priests, are strictly endogamous, do not accept converts under any circumstances and claim common origins with the Jews strongly suggests that the Mandaeans are all endogamous ENs.

What is the religious status of a divine incarnation of the Godhead? Pharaoh Akhenaten was presented in Egypt as the son of Aten, this is very similar to how the Sumerian Enlil was worshiped as the son of An and how Jesus is worshiped as the son of the “Father”. It is clear that Atenism and thus Judaism as Mandaeism points out is originally a heresy. Yet, Atenism as later Judaism is mere exotericism and hence it must also be understood that Esoteric Judaism is not monotheistic but polytheistic as the angelic hierarchy is thinly disguised Sumerian polytheism.

All archangels and angels are Sumerian gods. All gods are human incarnations of the Godhead or they would not be gods. Being an incarnation of the Godhead is thus not as unique as one might think and is not limited to the expected mashiach. Archangels are more important than other angels but all angels are gods. Angels/archangels apparently are considered to have dual bodies, both a human body and a celestial body of fire. Monotheism is a mere exoteric story which has been told to the people as a cover for underlying Sumerian esoteric polytheism for over three millennia.

How did the trinity of the God of Israel emerge? Was it controversial in Egypt that Akhenaten was a trans man? There was a divine triad of Aten, Akhenaten and Nefertiti with Aten being Utu, Akhenaten Dumuzid and Nefertiti Inanna. This is the origin of the belief in trinity in Alevism, Bektashism, Alawism and Christianity. Later was the triad unified into a trinity in three deities becoming one. This suggests that the religion underwent significant doctrinal development in developing from Esoteric Atenism to Esoteric Judaism. Jacob (also known as Israel), a figure who in Biblical historiography is construed as living centuries before Akhenaten was nevertheless constructed in biblical genealogy as Isra-El, the merger of Asherah and El (Ashera+El), an apparent retroactive attempt to Canaanize the Crypto-Sumerian Atenist tradition.

In Christianity was the Atenist/Jewish trinity fashioned into the father, the son and the holy spirit. Inanna (otherwise known as “Satan” in Christianity) is the holy spirit, with Utu being the father and Dumuzid being the son. While it may seem contradictory that Inanna was both included in the Christian trinity and considered to be “Satan” is this not the slightest strange considering the dubious and double nature of Sumerian Inanna.

The name Ahura Mazda (Lord Mazda) for the God of Israel in Zoroastrianism was apparently originally Adonai Dumuzid (Lord Dumuzid) with the name “Mazda” being derived from the name “Dumuzid”. The first “D” was apparently removed as constituting the divine Sumerian letter Dingir (D+MZD) just as it was removed in YHWDH (Yehudah, or Judah in English) in becoming YHWH. Inanna became known as Angra Mainyu (destructive spirit) and was increasingly demonized into Ahriman.

It is clear that Atenism identifies the sun with the Godhead and here does the parallel between Esoteric Judaism as most overtly manifested in Yezidism become apparent. Yezidism pray towards the sun (Aten/Utu) and believes that God (i.e. the Godhead) is absent from world affairs and that the world is instead ruled by Melek Tawus (Melekh Dawid, i.e King David), meaning the God of Israel (the trinity of Dumuzid, Inanna and Utu in a single human incarnation) as leader of the ostensibly “angelic” post-Sumerian pantheon. In Hinduism is the Godhead known as Brahman with a humanoid pantheon of deities incarnating as human avatars. Considering that the Brahmins are patrilineally of diverse non-South Asian (including Mesopotamian) genetic origin does this raise the question whether Hinduism originated in Sumer? The construction of the pantheon with a godhead above is indeed very similar. All early civilizations historically emerged after Sumer and it may be assumed that they were all directly or indirectly influenced by Sumerian culture. The Trimurti is the trinity of the supreme deity in Hinduism thus suggesting a Sumerian origin for the notion of the trinity in Esoteric Judaism. There is also a corresponding female trinity, the Tridevi, the consorts of the Trimurti.

The Jewish founders of Christianity and the authors of the Gospels were as is obvious from the New Testament well versed in Esoteric Judaism. This knowledge was apparently not shared with gentile Christian religious leaders and with the assimilation of the Jewish Christians (who dominated first century Christianity) into gentile Christianity must the transmission of the teachings of Esoteric Judaism in Christianity have come to an end although transmission apparently continued among rabbinic Jews and Median Jews.

What is the origin of the Jewish fast day of Yom Kippur and the Alevi Fast of Muharram? Both fasts not coincidentally proscribe the use of leather shoes. The traditional rabbinical account is that Yom Kippur was instituted due to the worship of the Golden Calf in Sinai. The fleeing Atenist priests may indeed have brought a golden calf from Egypt later to be replaced by the golden Menorah candelabrum (with seven lamps) in the Temple centuries later which was no doubt created in honor or the seven anunnaki/archangels. A far more likely explanation for the yearly occasion is that Yom Kippur and the Fast of Muharram commemorate the cyclical death of the reincarnating God of Israel as originating in the Sumerian commemoration of the death of Dumuzid. Why did the prophet Ezekiel condemn weeping for Tammuz (Dumuzid)? It should be kept in mind that the Mesopotamian month of Tammuz, instituted in the memory of Dumuzid, is part of the Hebrew calendar. Ezekiel was apparently offended by open mourning for Tammuz because it constituted a competing non-Israelite religious practice and not because Dumuzid was mourned.

Why is Esoteric Judaism completely secretive? This secrecy did not begin with Atenism as Mandaeism itself (the indigenous Mesopotamian continuation of Sumerian religion) is also immensely secretive about its Sumerian origins and Sumerian religious beliefs. This tradition of religious secrecy is no doubt very ancient and must have originated in Sumer itself, probably long before the collapse of the Neo-Sumerian Empire and Abraham’s exodus from Sumer to Canaan four thousand years ago. While the Jewish origin of Median Judaism can be reconstructed as can the Sumerian origin of Atenism/Judaism, the original Sumerian secret teachings do remain a mystery. Yet it is clear that Atenism/Judaism does not represent the unaltered teachings as the original teachings were revolutionized by Akhenaten, but the original tradition survives within Mandaeism. Furthermore, the tradition continued to evolve in the divine triad of Aten (Utu), Akhenaten (Dumuzid) and Nefertiti (Inanna) turning into a trinity in Esoteric Judaism.

Dumuzid remains a central figure in Esoteric Judaism and it is possible and even likely that Dumuzid was secretly considered as cyclically reincarnating as a human being already in ancient Sumer and that indeed this recognition of the perceived incarnations of Dumuzid was kept secret by Esoteric Sumerianism. 

The figure of Satan in Rabbinic Judaism is a tempter, much like the Sumerian Inanna, yet Satan in Rabbinic Judaism is not considered evil and is considered an angel who is completely subordinate to God. This is similar to the Shaitan (Arabic for Satan) worshipers (shaytânparast) among the Yarsanis who recognize the problematic personality of Shaitan (masculinized Inanna) yet do not consider Shaitan evil. The Yarsani Shaitan worshipers consider Shaitan identical with Melek Tawus whom Yarsanis recognize as the same person as King David. This belief confirms the Israelite merger of Inanna (Asherah) with Dumuzid (El). Not coincidentally is King David depicted in the Hebrew Bible as having a sexually problematic personality.

Melek Tawus in Yezidism is often identified with Shaitan in Anti-Yezidi polemics. For some reason is it prohibited to pronounce the name Shaitan in Yezidism, similar indeed to the Jewish and Samaritan prohibition on pronouncing the Tetragrammaton (YHWH) and this is consistent with the interpretation of Satan as a continuation of Sumerian Inanna. In the Talmud does Satan appear as a woman to tempt Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Meir into sin. Satan in Rabbinic Judaism is also known as Samael who was considered the Demiurge in some forms of Gnosticism. (Gnosticism is the form core Median Judaism took during the early Christian era.) Melek Tawus is not coincidentally the Demiurge of Yezidism since God (i.e. the Godhead) is absent from world affairs. Some forms of Gnosticism considered the Demiurge to be malevolent. In understanding Yezidism it is important to be aware that prior to the emergence of Islam were the ancestors of the Yezidis no doubt Gnostics as was core Median Jewry in general. However, neither the Yezidis nor the Yarsani Shaitan worshipers are devil worshipers as they worship neither an evil cosmic force, nor evil in general. It is clear that Inanna has undergone not only masculinization, but highly varying degrees of demonization in Zoroastrianism, Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity.

The real Canaanite etymology of the trans man Akhenaten’s name is as already mentioned ‘Achi natan’, “my brother gave”, i.e. I was inseminated by my brother). It was common among Egyptian royals for siblings to be married to each other. The question therefore is who was Akhenaten’s brother? Mandaeism says that Moses was the brother of the Pharaoh and the biblical account says that Moses was raised as a royal. Moses (Hebrew: Moshe) is a name of Egyptian origin. The question therefore is if Moses was the brother of Akhenaten who inseminated him? Was Moses the third member of the Atenist divine triad in being recognized as an incarnation of Aten (Utu) himself? Aaron is described in the Torah as the brother of Moses and must therefore have been Akhenaten himself.  This explains why the Kohanim trace ancestry from specifically Aaron and not Moses.

What was the relationship within the divine triad? There was no doubt a tripartite marriage between Akhenaten (Dumuzid), Nefertiti (Inanna) and Moses (Utu) with Moses religiously inseminating both Akhenaten and Nefertiti. This was ritually so important in Atenism that the trans man Akhenaten even changed his official name in honor of Moses’ no doubt regular divine insemination, from Amenhotep to Akhenaten. There can be no doubt that the triad practiced sacred Sumerian ritual sex considering the profoundly religious nature of this ménage à trois and the Crypto-Sumerian nature of Atenism and Judaism.

No burial places are known for Nefertiti and Akhenaten, something highly unusual for Egyptian royals. Nefertiti was most likely identical with Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron as the divine triad were most likely siblings. Notably all three names (Aaron, Moses and Miriam) are of Egyptian origin and the three are described as leading the Exodus from Egypt to Aratta/Eretz Kanaan. Their marriage was thus an Egyptian royal tripartite marriage of three siblings. Furthermore, the Torah describes Aaron and Moses as having resulted from marriage between Amram and his aunt Yocheved and incest was indeed characteristic of pharaonic families.

Why is the Exodus of fleeing Atenist (i.e. Levite) priests and their families from Egypt to Canaan so exaggerated and embellished in the Torah? The story of the Exodus from Egypt was most likely adopted from older manuscripts which are now lost. Furthermore, the origin in Atenism was so controversial that it was completely erased in the older manuscripts which in turn may have been based on oral narratives.

Why has Inanna been increasingly masculinized over time? This should not be seen as oblivion or ignorance but rather as recognition of the basic transgender state of the trinity of the God of Israel. While the Torah prohibits crossdressing (this was obviously reserved for incarnations of the God of Israel and no doubt deemed too sacred for ordinary humans) was the transgender state of Akhenaten and David seen as divine, sacred and most probably mysterious. The Jewish God as described in the Hebrew Bible generally has the personal characteristics of Inanna although later did Dumuzid provide the main input for the personality of the God of Israel.

There is a theory that Adam and Eve of the Book of Genesis were actually Akhenaten and Nefertiti considering that the description of the river in paradise with its four arms is similar to the Nile delta. The rabbis added the figure of Lilith (in rabbinical narrative the first wife of Adam) to the couple in thus creating a triad of Adam, Eve and Lilith. Thus would it rather be Moses who is Adam with Nefertiti as Lilith and Akhenaten as Eve. There is an interesting parallel between the eating of the forbidden fruit in paradise and David’s devious plot to marry Batsheva by sending her husband Uriah the Hittite to the front. This suggests a sexually problematic personal character of the God of Israel as derived from Sumerian Inanna.

There is the question of the passing of time and with that may oblivion and obfuscation take place in an oral tradition such as Esoteric Judaism. Yet the fact that Druzism remembers Akhenaten informs us that he was remembered by the Israelites at least as late as the 8th century BCE at the time of the Assyrian deportations. The Torah and the earlier books of Nevi’im (the Prophets) namely the Book of Joshua and the Book of Judges are no doubt written through the Great Tradition of the Art of Writing and this hides the actual history which was deemed too controversial to openly narrate. It must be emphasized that these books of the Hebrew Bible deliberately hide the figure of Akhenaten who is only overtly mentioned in the Druze tradition of all the denominations of Judaism. The original reason for hiding Akhenaten was the 13th century Egyptian Anti-Atenist genocide against the Israelites in Canaan (as documented on the Merneptah Stele) so as to make sure that this was not repeated.

Why are Kohanim described as being descended from Aaron, i.e. the transman Akhenaten? The trans man King David may have been a descendant of Aaron/Akhenaten or at least claimed such ancestry and the Kohanite descent from Aaron is thus through David.

Median Judaism was outwardly Gnostic until the Islamic era when they mostly became Ghulat. According to the Islamic tradition was the founder of the Ghulat a Jewish convert to Islam. There are known to historically have been many Ghulat denominations that are now extinct and these were apparently also denominations of core Median Judaism. Twelver Shia Islam in Iran was long heavily influenced by Alevism, one of the Ghulat denominations. Shah Ismail I established the Safavid Empire in 1501 with the help of an Alevi army. Although he forced the peoples of Iran to convert from Sunni Islam to Twelver Shia Islam, this was a Shiism heavily influenced by Alevism. In the following centuries did Iranian Shiism purify itself from the Ghulat influence but the notion of the Hidden Imam is likely a Ghulat influence that has remained among the Twelvers as the three Ghulat denominations of Alawism, Alevism and Bektashism all exoterically claim to believe in the twelve imams. 

It is possible considering Muhammed’s heavenly journey to Jerusalem that Ghulat is the original Islam. This may be the Esoteric Judaism which Ismailism apparently secretly adheres to considering the apparent association of Ismailism with core Median Judaism. This is so as Enoch, Elijah, Jesus as well as Muhammed are described as undertaking heavenly journeys and this indicates that they were considered various incarnations of the Godhead as one of the seven archangels and of course the God of Israel (not to be confused with the Godhead) integrates three archangels. The God of Israel can appear as three deities in one person as is in Christianity but also as two persons (Ali and Muhammed in Alevism and Bektashis plus the spirit, Haq) and three in Alawism (Ali, Muhammed and Salman the Persian). Alevism claims that Ali and Muhammed actually were one person.

In Islamic eschatology which appears to be influenced by the Ghulat tradition are there a triad of messianic figures: Mahdi (who is identified with the Hidden Imam among Twelvers), Isa ibn Maryam (Jesus) and Al-Masih ad-Dajjal (the Deceitful Messiah) who is expected to be accepted as the messiah by the Jews who will recognize him as an incarnation of the God of Israel. The Dajjal has been heavily demonized in the Islamic tradition and the Dajjal is no doubt yet another example of the demonized Inanna and so in the Ghulat tradition the Dajjal most likely originally had a positive role. Mahdi will reappear in Mecca, Isa ibn Maryam in Damascus and the Dajjal interestingly in Jerusalem. Since Jesus (the son) was considered Dumuzid and the Dajjal obviously is Inanna, must Mahdi be Utu. Ismailism apparently has a living tradition of secretive transmission of Esoteric Judaism and this may very likely also exist in the original Sufi orders with their hierarchical transmission of secret knowledge.

Who are the seven archangels in the Rabbinic tradition? These are the three deities of the trinity, i.e. Dumuzid, Inanna and Utu plus the four other archangels of Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and Uriel. This configuration is confirmed by the fact that there are also four archangels in the Islamic tradition, namely Jibrael, Mikael, Israfil (Rafail), and Azrael. The four archangels are most likely Enlil, Enki, Ninhursag (Ki) and Nanna. An appears to be the Godhead. Nanna (a.k.a. Sin, Nannar and Suen), the Sumerian moon god, plays a certain role in Esoteric Judaism as Rosh Chodesh (the Jewish monthly holiday of the new moon) is identified as the women’s holiday in Rabbinic Judaism despite Nanna being a male deity. The seven archangels are thus identical with the Sumerian seven gods of decree with the important exception of An who is the Godhead and Dumuzid who was added to this group. The golden Menorah candelabrum in the Temple in Jerusalem had seven lamps which no doubt symbolized the seven archangels/Anunnaki. The core heresy inherent in Atenism/Judaism which Mandaeism bemoans is apparently that the divine trinity is based on Dumuzid, Inanna and Utu rather than the highest divine triad of An, Enlil and Enki in Sumerian religion.

The question must be raised if the real members of the Christian trinity are Jesus (Dumuzid), Mary (Inanna) and Joseph (Utu)? Jesus would thus be the son, Joseph the father and Mary the holy spirit. The English name Mary is derived through the Greek Maria from the Hebrew Miriam which is also the name of Nefertiti in Exodus from Egypt. Jesus may thus originally have been considered the child of two deities. Mary is furthermore known as Queen of Heaven, a title of Inanna. The dual role of Inanna in the New Testament as the male Satan and ostensibly virginal Mary does not only reflect the apparent bigendered transgender nature of Inanna, but generally the sexually dualistic nature of Inanna, both virgin and whore.

Who is the God of Israel? The triad of Utu, Inanna and Dumuzid known as the trinity of “Mashiach” is certainly not identical with the Godhead, i.e. An. The question is therefore who Judaism worships, is it Utu-Inanna-Dumuzid or is it An? All evidence suggests that the Godhead is not worshiped but only its primary manifestation. Yezidism is more open about this point on God (i.e. the Godhead) beings absent from the world and Melek Tawus (i.e. David/Dumuzid) instead being the ruler of the world. All this poses serious questions as to the religious sincerity of senior Haredi poskim (rabbinical decisors) who are fully initiated into Esoteric Judaism yet promote religious teachings that they apparently themselves do not fully believe in.

Why does Jewish law claim that Christianity constitutes idolatry (because of the belief in trinity and an avatar) when similar beliefs (in trinity and in avatars) exist in Median Judaism? The apparent explanation is that this claim was created so as to protect Median Judaism from exposure and persecution. Why was this made part of Jewish law? This suggests that Sabbatai Zevi knew what he was talking about when he claimed that Jewish law would be abrogated in messianic times. Making this part of Jewish law furthermore suggests that the return of Median Jewry to the Land of Israel was not expected until messianic times when everything would be revealed. The conclusion is that the Tanakh, the two Talmuds and rabbinic literature need to finally be reread through the lens of the Great Tradition of the Art of Writing. However, doing so will undoubtedly turn Jewish law on its head.