AMONG THE ANCIENT nations, not only were statues of the gods and goddesses in human form made, other objects with a hidden or mystery meaning, such as obelisks, were a part of heathen Worship.
Diodorus spoke of an obelisk 130 feet high that was erected by queen Semiramis in Babylon. The Bible mentions an obelisk--type image approximately nine feet in breadth and ninety feet high: The people...fell down and Worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up" in Babylon (Dan. 3:1-7). But it was in Egypt (an early stronghold of the mystery religion) that the use of the obelisk was best known. Many of these obelisks are still in Egypt, but some have been removed to other nations-one is in Central Park in New York, another in London, while others were transported to Rome.
Originally, the obelisk was associated with SUN Worship, The ancients, having rejected the knowledge of the true creator---seeing that the SUN gave life to plants and to man, looked upon the SUN as a god, the great life giver. To them, upright objects such as the obelisk also had a sexual significance. Realizing that through sexual union life was produced, the phallus was considered (along with the SUN) a symbol of life. These were beliefs represented by the obelisk.
The largest upright phallus of the SUN in the world is the George Washington monument in Washington D.C., the capital city of the United States of America. Its dimension at its base is 55.5 ft. wide by 55.5 ft.long, with a height 555 ft high. Guess what the sum total is, when you add up those three Dimensions?
The word "images" in the Bible is translated from several different Hebrew words. One of these words, matzebah means "standing images" or obelisks ( I Kings 14: 23; 2 Kings 18 :4: 23:14; Jer. 43:13: Micah 5: l3). Another word is hammanim which means "SUN images," images dedicated to the SUN obelisks.
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