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2020 Election, Possible Cheating & Trump’s Legal Fight

November 9, 20




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KAYLEIGH MCENANY:

(1/6) We have 234 pages of sworn affidavits under penalty of perjury alleging election irregularities from just ONE county in Michigan

ALLEGATIONS:

➡️ EYEWITNESS saw batch of ballots, 60% had SAME signature

➡️ EYEWITNESS saw ballot batch scanned 5 times
(2/6) ➡️ EYEWITNESS saw 50 ballots fed many times into scanner

➡️ EYEWITNESSES say Jan 1, 1900 was recorded in poll book as DOB for many not in book so they could count ballots

➡️ EYEWITNESS saw 35 ballots counted even though not connected to voter record
(3/6) ➡️ EYEWITNESS saw poll workers marking ballot with no mark for candidates

➡️ EYEWITNESSES saw ballots counted with no signature or postmark

➡️ VOTER said deceased son was recorded as voting twice

➡️ EYEWITNESS saw provisional ballots placed in tabulation box
(4/6) ➡️ PASSENGERS dropped off more ballots than people in car

➡️ WITNESS told ballots received after election were being pre-dated, counted

➡️ FAILED software that caused error in Antrim County used in Wayne County

➡️ GOP challengers not readmitted but Dems admitted
(5/6) ➡️ GOP challengers forced to stay away while Dems were not

➡️ GOP challengers physically pushed from counting tables by officials

➡️ GOP challengers subjected to racial harassment

➡️ DEM challengers gave out packet: “Tactics to Distract GOP Challengers”
(6/6
) ➡️ Election officials covered windows so challengers couldn’t observe counting

➡️ Election officials cheered when GOP challenger ejected

➡️ GOP challenges to suspect ballots ignored

➡️ Challengers barred from observing ballot duplication process


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TeamTrump filed lawsuit in Pennsylvania. Key points:

➡️682,479 mail-in allots without review by political parties
➡️Dem-majority counties provided no meaningful access or actual opportunity to review mail-in ballots
➡️Dem-heavy counties violated mandates of Election Code



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Statistical Anomalies in Biden Votes, Analyses Indicate

One Twitter user went deeper on the Milwaukee analysis and found that in many city wards, votes counted after 3 a.m. on Nov. 4 went to Biden by a much larger margin than those counted before. Sometimes, the difference was as high as 40 percentage points.

Another internet sleuth noticed that in Pennsylvania, nearly 10,000 votes were removed from President Donald Trump’s count at around 9 p.m. on Nov. 4. He said the losses came from three counties: Allegheny (-1,063 votes), Bucks (-2,972 votes), and Chester (-7,135 votes).

Then, around 9 a.m. on Nov. 6, more than 27,000 votes were added to the count, nearly all of them to Biden, he said.



Around 5 a.m. on Nov. 4, data firm Decision Desk HQ updated the vote count for Michigan, adding 138,339 votes to Biden, but zero to Trump. The statistical impossibility of such a scenario prompted people to speculate that votes were illegally injected into the tally.

Within 40 minutes, Decision Desk HQ posted another update that subtracted 110,796 votes from Biden’s total and added 16,638 to Trump’s. It later said a “clerical error” in Shiawassee County caused the distribution of incorrect data and has since been fixed.



Then, at 6:18 a.m., the firm posted another update, which added 158,902 votes to the Biden tally and 29,295 votes to Trump’s. Those votes split roughly 85 percent for Biden—an exceptionally high ratio.

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Dilbert Guy reminds you that at least 3 times in the past, he made a prediction that people called crazy and stuck to it and was proven right:

1) Trump would be 2016 President (stuck to it for 18 months)
2) Kamala Harris would be 2020 Dem candidate (even after she dropped out of the primaries)
3) Vegas shooting was not ISIS (even when ISIS took credit for it)

So here he gives his reasoning why Trump has a 60% chance to end up 2020 President.


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Statistical Anomalies in Biden Votes, Analyses Indicate
And here’s a thread about the Dominion program and Ballot Run:

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1325135291791839232.html

>Dominion also had a court case against them in Georgia wherein the presiding judge was very worried about the potential for damage
>Glitch in Michigan swapped some 3k votes from Trump to Biden >Dominion is used in 47 counties in Michigan
>It is also used in 30 different states
>Most importantly it is used in every 2020 election swing state
>It has some Dem lobbyists working for them including Pelosi’s aide >It also violated Benford’s law with Hilary in 2016
>And works in conjunction with the Clinton Foundation on Project DELIAN from the Democracy Project


4. Ballot Run issue

>Essentially most of the found votes turned up with a weird conundrum
>They voted for Biden but did not vote for any congressman, senator, etc. >Essentially they only voted on a single thing per ballot
>Statistically in the past this has happened at a rate of 3%
>This year it ran at a rate of 18+%
>6x higher rate of ballots, but only a “26%” increase in voter turn out – statistical anomaly


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https://twitter.com/senatormelendez/status/1325241230633046017




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And an article detailing what’s going on in each of the contested states, sample:

Start with Pennsylvania.  Biden, as of this writing, is at 290 electoral votes.  Pennsylvania is 20.

I read the Justice Alito opinion, and it is pretty clear that he wants the after election night at 8:00 P.M. votes separated for a reason.  Biden is going to lose at the Supreme Court, and they know it.  Four justices already said the Pennsylvania Supreme Court cannot adjust voting rules.   A new arrival, Justice Barrett, says she is there to apply the rules in the Constitution.  OK, wanna bet she does?

Remove the after 8:00 P.M. ballots, and Biden loses Pennsylvania.  Biden 270.




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CORTES: The Statistical Case Against Biden’s Win

Could a candidate as doddering and lazy as Biden really have massively outpaced the vote totals of a politician who boasted rock star appeal?

For example, consider that in key Pennsylvania counties of Chester, Cumberland, and Montgomery, Biden bested the Obama election performances by factors of 1.24-1.43 times. For Montgomery County, Obama won this swing county by 59,000 votes in his 2012 re-election.

But in 2020, Biden won Montgomery County by a whopping 131,000 votes, more than twice the prior Obama margin.

Biden’s 2020 total vote in Montgomery is reported at 313,000, crushing Obama’s 233,000 take in 2012 – and population growth does not explain the gains, as the county only grew by 22,000 residents during those eight years.

Such eye-popping outperformance vs.Obama, in just the right places, naturally raises a lot of suspicion.

  1. Biden-Only Ballots

Trump campaign legal counsel Sidney Powell reports that, nationwide, over 450,000 Biden-only ballots were cast, meaning the voter allegedly selected Biden but then neglected down-ballot candidates, including closely-contested Senate and House races.

Again, this phenomenon appears far more prominently in battleground states, raising the alarm for manipulation.

Why would so many people vote Biden–only in battleground Georgia, but not in deeply-red Wyoming, for instance?

In the Peach State, President Trump’s vote total almost exactly tracked the vote totals for the Republican senate candidates, separated by merely 818 votes out of 2.43 million votes Trump earned there. But, Joe Biden saw an astounding surplus of 95,801 votes over the Democratic Senate candidates.



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TRUMP SUPPORTERS ARE OPERATING ON A WORST ASSUMPTION SCENARIO

October 12, 20

Many Trump supporters say they back him despite his character flaws, because of the concrete policies he has promised, delivered and promises for the future.


But they are actually operating on the assumption that Trump really is as bad personal-wise as the media paints him to be.


If the public image of Trump is not really that horrible, then he becomes mainly positives with much reduced negatives.


Think about it – most of what you read and hear about Trump being a hatemongering, inept, immoral buffoon comes from the mainstream media. The same media packed with left wing ideologues that tells you every day how wonderful LGBT is, that abortion is a sacred feminist right (while hushing up that 95% of th 100,000 babies killed monthly in the USA alone are for reasons of convenience), that Antifa and BLM violent riots and looting is ‘mostly peaceful’ civil protests, that sexualising children is good actually (eg Netflix’s Cuties).


That same media is where you get your negative view of Trump’s personal character from. You ever think that maaaaybe they are biased with ulterior motives and not entirely honest?


PS. No doubt Trump has a sordid past. But hey, maybe he’s doing good now to make up for his past sins!

The Rebel Religion During the Millennial Kingdom

October 8, 20

Imagine the world suffused with secular humanism, naturalism and atheism. The supernatural is rejected outright based on those presuppositions.

Consider how people in such a culture would parse the Second Coming of Christ, as He descends from the sky in blazing glory with armies of glorious angelic beings. The military might of humanity’s armies are flicked aside like in the Seven Hour War from Half-Life 2. (Revelation 19:11-21)

Wouldn’t the unbelieving people of Earth view this as a full scale alien invasion? Perhaps the Beast even uses this cover story to rally the armies of men who futilely throw their lives away in ‘defense’ of their planet. Note that Richard Dawkins has bluntly stated that “A non-supernatural Second Coming could be aliens from outer space” – anything but God!

Continuing on, Jesus – ahem, I mean, the ‘Alien Supreme Ruler’ – sets up a puppet government based in Jerusalem, where human collaborators are bestowed unnaturally long lives by the advanced alien techonology (Revelation 20:4-6).

Meanwhile, those subjugated nations which dare to defy the alien conquerers will be punished by inhumane weapons such as disintegrator rays, genetically modified viruses and weather manipulation machines. (Zechariah 14:12-19)

During this time, the long-ignored Holy Texts of Dianetics make a resurgence among the alien-hating human populace. The Sacred Truth of Scientology spreads like wildfire in opposition to the collaborator’s alien-exalting superstitions.

Finally, after untold centuries of this brutal occupation, a Hero arises to rally the humans and retake Earth at long last! With this mysterious but charismatic leader at their head, the ‘Thetan Rebellion’ attacks en masse in an attempt to drive the Alien Supreme Ruler – Xenu himself! – from Jerusalem and planet Earth. (Revelation 20:7-10)

Personally, I demand that Tom Cruise play the lead role of the Hero in the eventual film adaptation. John Travolta can play Collaborator Lieutenant or something. Pics related.

SERIOUS CHRISTIANS WHO SUPPORT TRUMP

October 1, 20

The point of this post is not to argue that it is ‘more Christian’ to support Trump. It is not to defend Trump from accusations of unChristian-likeness, immorality or just plain unlikeableness. It is definitely not to try and tally up the number of prominent Christians who support vs oppose him.

It’s because of something related to and stemming from all three of the above: There are actually serious, prominent Christians who support Trump (or at the very least, oppose Biden and the Democrats). Not every renown Christian opposes him. Learn the reasons why.

MAJOR HINT: A lot of it has to do with abortion (3000 babies a day in the USA alone!) and religious freedom of conscience. As Michael Brown says in the first link under his name, no President in living memory has kept as many promises to Evangelicals. He defends the religious freedom of Christians. He is pro-order in a time of lawless street protests. He opposes ungodly critical race theory. He supports Israel and finally moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem (thereby declaring that the USA recognizes it as the capital of Israel). He has appointed hundreds of conservative judges, including to the Supreme Court. Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize FOUR separate times – for peace between the Koreas, peace treaty between Israel/UAE/Bahrain, peace between Serbia/Kosovo, and reducing militarism in general.

ABOVE: PARABLE OF THE TWO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

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MIKE PENCE
Staunch Christian who opposes expansion of LGBT and abortion, Trump’s Vice President.

WAYNE GRUDEM
Theologian and Christian author.
https://world.wng.org/2020/09/the_case_for_donald_trump
https://townhall.com/columnists/waynegrudem/2020/08/08/letter-to-an-antitrump-christian-friend-n2573909

WILLIAM LANE CRAIG
Christian apologist, debator & author.
https://www.reasonablefaith.org/media/reasonable-faith-podcast/will-there-be-a-backlash-against-evangelicals/

TIM STRATTON
Christian apologist.
https://freethinkingministries.com/why-christians-should-vote-for-trump/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfQ8qhveeAo&t=1132s
https://www.facebook.com/tim.stratton.75/posts/10164107910380440
https://www.facebook.com/577295439/posts/10164131122560440/

AL MOHLER
Ninth president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-the-head-of-the-southern-baptist-theological-seminary-came-around-to-trump

MICHAEL BROWN
Messianic Jew, host of radio show The Line of Fire.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wInkcT2RZtw
https://askdrbrown.org/library/you-don%E2%80%99t-support-trump-neither-did-i-until
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e4aH8kqJl4&t=119s



ERIC METAXAS
Author and occasional writer for VeggieTales.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-christian-case-for-trump-11578441391
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuYk4-NdCz0&t=1613s

GERHARD MULLER
Cardinal, former head of doctrine at the Vatican.
https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/pre-eminent-issue-in-the-election

JENTEZEN FRANKLIN
Senior pastor of Free Chapel.
https://www.forsythnews.com/local/free-chapel-senior-pastor-to-serve-on-trump-advisory-board/

FRANKLIN GRAHAM
President and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of Samaritan’s Purse.
https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/august/republican-national-convention-speakers-trump-evangelicals-.html

RONNIE ROGERS
Founding member of Conservative Baptist Network (CBN).
https://ronniewrogers.com/2020/10/26/some-thoughts-on-trump-from-a-once-reluctant-trumper/

JAMES WHITE
Author and director of Alpha and Omega Ministries.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5vEBvqB4io

MATT SLICK
President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.
https://www.facebook.com/120953067927144/posts/3576937415662008/?sfnsn=mo

FRANK TUREK
Christian Apologist and author.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsyiB2CGHrA

JOHN MACARTHUR
Pastor of Grace Community Church.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icGev5bJnRg

DAVID WOOD
Christian Apologist who specializes on Islam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCkqSZp6nkc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOhjQ9qoVJw

JAMES DOBSON
Founder of Focus on the Family.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kncrs1cL-YU

MICHAEL HEISER
Old Testament scholar, author of The Unseen Realm.
https://twitter.com/DRMSHPhD/status/1263318488787169281
https://twitter.com/DRMSHPhD/status/1310692419441053696
https://twitter.com/DRMSHPhD/status/1308776208885256195
https://twitter.com/DRMSHPhD/status/1308775967318564866

US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – IT’S NO LONGER TRUMP VS AN IMAGINARY PERFECT ALTERNATIVE

September 11, 20

There’s a phenomenon where when a named candidate (say, Trump) is polled against a generic opponent (say, A Democrat Nominee) the unnamed person does better as compared to a poll with an actual named opponent (say, Biden). This is because an unidentified candidate represents the best of his group’s policies, with few of the flaws. But once an actual human is named, warts and all are seen and hence the polled person reverts with less enthusiasm.

My point is, it’s no longer about ‘Trump vs A Hypothetical Excellent Leader Cum Ideal Role Model For Our Children’. It’s ‘Trump vs Biden’.

Biden has no personal advantages over Trump be it in the accusation usual suspects like corruption (decades in DC swamp), pervertedness (molesting sniffer uncle Joe), or age (both are one skip away from the grave).

That leaves policy and accomplishments. Trump wins out on abortion, economy, people trafficking, foreign policy, public order in this age of BLM/Antifa street riots, not being and encouraging flaming hard left hyperliberalism, you name it.

We’re talking real life pragmatism now. If John MacAcrthur or some other Morally Upstanding Christian Influencer decides to run for president this year, then we can start the discussion over ‘Trump vs A Genuine Bible Believer’ again.

NB: This is the gist of Point 4 of why Wayne Grudem supports Trump and how Eric Metaxas starts his argument at 23:35.

PARABLE OF THE TWO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

September 10, 20

Two men were running for President.

The first was faithful to his wife of four decades, led a clean lifestyle, and was a pure gentleman in speech and deed. While in office, he accomplished nothing of note and gave no pushback while hard left liberals overran social institutions.

The second was potty mouthed, philandering and childish. When he got into office (SOMEHOW), he defunded abortion, got peace deals for the Koreas and Israel, and cracked down hard on child trafficking and people smuggling.

Which of these sons did what the Father… I mean, which of these men gave ‘deliverables’ to the electorate?

(And yes, this is based on The Parable of the Two Sons – with the same moral of ‘Actions speak louder than words’, and ‘It’s not what you say which counts, it’s what you do’.)

See lengthy expansion on that by Wayne Grudem here: https://townhall.com/columnists/waynegrudem/2020/08/08/letter-to-an-antitrump-christian-friend-n2573909

And as William Lane Craig muses:

I think for the most part it’s because Trump supports the policies that they believe in and that therefore they will support him because of the overriding issue of policy matters on which they are in accord. I think that evangelicals really came of age politically as a result of the Carter presidency. When Jimmy Carter ran for president as a Democrat, so many evangelicals were excited because they said, He’s one of us. He’s a Southern Baptist. He teaches a Sunday School class. He talks about being born again. I remember at the time being excited that I could pray for a president now who was my brother in Christ and who was in tune with God and that God would be a work in his life and directing him. So many evangelicals, I think, were very enthusiastic about President Carter and his candidacy because of his evident Christian faith. That led to then a bitter disappointment with Carter when he turned out to be in their view weak and ineffectual. He turned out to be just a one-term president. And instead Ronald Reagan was elected (a divorcee, which at that time was scandalous), not to all signs an evangelical Christian himself, but who at least gave lip service to the causes that evangelicals believed in. I think what evangelicals saw at that time is that it really isn’t important what a person’s personal beliefs are. What matters is what policies do they support and push.

Related aphorism: “Trump was a disgusting sinner, a man who carried out horrendous crimes against God! …And so as Paul of Tarsus. Your point?”

Donald Trump & Genetic Fallacy

August 27, 20

Never Trumpers and those afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome have been the greatest object lessons in what it’s like to constantly commit Genetic Fallacy.

WOMAN

August 27, 20

“Woman is God’s last and best creation.” – Me

Inconsistent Secular Renaming of Calendar Year Markers

July 9, 20

I continue to use A.D. & B.C. as a matter of principle. None of this C.E. & B.C.E. half-hearted obscurationist nonsense, the date is still fixed to the same event – changing the terminology does nothing!

If secularists were consistent they would also rename the days of the week from Tyr’s Day, (W)Odin’s Day, Thor’s Day, Freya Day and Saturn Day.

And the months of the year from Janus-ary, Mars-ch, Aphrodite-il, Maia-y, Juno and Augustus (burn incense to the god-emperor!).

And of course, the majority of celestial objects – a tiny sampling being Venus, Mars, Neptune, Orion and Andromeda. And don’t even start on ‘Mother Gaia’!

(Oh, but those things aren’t to do with Christianity, so it’s fine to leave them untouched.)

Modern Jewish Scholars on the Embodied, Multipersonal Old Testament God

May 29, 20

Several quotes by Jewish scholars who affirm that the Old Testament teaches, and pre-modern Judaism adherents believed, in an embodied and multipersonal YHWH.

The purpose of this is not to uphold what ancient or modern Jews think as some sort of infallible authority. Rather, it is to point out that:

1) The Old Testament is far from indisputably clearly portraying a unitarian God;
2) What modern Judaism teaches is not what previous eras of Jews believed (and hence tying back in to point 1);
3) The concept of a multipersonal, embodied God is not conjured up out of paganism by polytheists-in-disguise Christians (which ties in to points 1 & 2).
4) Why don’t the NT writers seem to spend any time explaining or arguing how one God can be many (multiplural), or be embodied? The Unitarian would of course argue that it’s because the NT doesn’t actually teach the Trinity or God in human form. But what if the reason is simply because it wasn’t an issue for Second Temple Jews because they already accepted such a concept? So arguing for God being embodied and multiplural would be like arguing to the Jews that God created the universe – unnecessary preaching to the choir. The only ‘innovation’ was to declare that the one who was the embodied multiplural YHWH was Jesus of Nazareth.

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It became clear that “two powers in heaven” was a very early category of heresy, earlier than Jesus, if Philo is a trustworthy witness, and one of the basic categories by which the rabbis perceived the new phenomenon of Christianity. – Alan F Segal, Two Powers in Heaven: Early Rabbinic Reports About Christianity and Gnosticism

Although official rabbinic theology sought to suppress all talk of the Memra or Logos by naming it the heresy of “Two Powers in Heaven” (b. Hag. 15a), before the rabbis, contemporaneously with them, and even among them, there were many Jews in both Palestine and the Diaspora who held on to a version of monotheistic theology that could accommodate this divine figure linking heaven and earth. Whereas Maimonides and his followers until today understood the Memra, along with the Shekhinah (“Presence”), as a means of avoiding anthropomorphisms in speaking of God, historical investigation suggests that in the first two centuries CE, the Memra was not a mere name, but an actual divine entity functioning as a mediator. – Daniel Boyarin, Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

Philo, writing in first-century CE Alexandria for an audience of Jews devoted to the Bible, uses the idea of the Logos as if it were a commonplace. His writings make apparent that at least for some pre-Christian Judaism, there was nothing strange about a doctrine of a manifestation of God, even as a “second God”; the Logos did not conflict with Philo’s idea of monotheism… Other versions of Logos theology, namely notions of the second god as personified Word or Wisdom of God, were present among Aramaic-, Hebrew-, and Syriac-speaking Jews as well. Hints of this idea appear in Jewish texts that are part of the Bible such as Proverbs 8.22–31, Job 28.12–28 – Daniel Boyarin, LOGOS, A Jewish Word: John’s Prologue as Midrash

No Jew sensitive to Judaism’s own classical sources, however, can fault the theological model Christianity employs when it avows belief in a God who has an earthly body as well as a Holy Spirit and heavenly manifestation, for that model, we have seen, is a perfectly Jewish one. A religion whose scripture contains the fluidity traditions, whose teachings emphasize the multiplicity of the shekhinah, and whose thinkers speak of the sephirot does not differ in its theological essentials from a religion that adores a triune God. Note that the Christian beliefs that Judaism rejects are not specifically theological in nature. The only significant theological difference between Judaism and Christianity lies not in the trinity or in the incarnation but in Christianity’s revival of the notion of a dying and rising God, a category ancient Israel clearly rejects. – Benjamin D Sommer, The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel

There can be little doubt however that early Jewish theologoumena related to such a [hypostatic, supernal] son existed, as the books dealing with Enoch – in particular the Ethiopian one – and Philo’s views… concerning the Logos as Son or firstborn convincingly demonstrate, and likewise there can be little doubt that they informed the main developments in a great variety of the nascent Christologies. In the course of time, due to the ascent in Christianity of both the centrality and cruciality of son ship understood in diverse forms of incarnation, it seems that Jewish authors belonging to rabbinic circles attenuated and in some cases even obliterated the role of sons as cosmic mediators. Nevertheless, some of these earlier traditions apparently survived in traditional Jewish writings that were subsequently transmitted by rabbinic Judaism… An explanation of a verse from Exod. 23:21, and its adoption in the Talmudic passage… served as one of the anchors for the return of older material dealing with the Great Angel as son of God, into the Judaism of the Middle Ages. – Moshe Idel, Ben: Sonship and Jewish Mysticism

It may be said that the Jewish mystics recovered the mythical dimension of a biblical motif regarding the appearance of God in the guise of the highest of angels, called ‘angel of the Lord’ (mal’akh YHWH), ‘angel of God’… or ‘angel of the Presence’ (mal’akh ha-panim) which sometimes appeared in the form of a man. Evidence for the continuity of the exegetical tradition of an exalted angel that is in effect the manifestation of God is to be found in a wide variety of later sources. – Elliot R Wolfson, Through a Speculum That Shines: Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism

In the passage from Nahmanides’ Commentary to the Torah discussed by Pines, Nahmanides explicitly takes issue with Maimonides (and with the tenth-century sage Sac adia Ga’on by inference), and seeks to characterize the fundamental difference between his tradition and Maimonides’ Aristotelian world view. The difference centers around the inclusion or exclusion of the divine manifestation within the godhead. Nahmanides posits an organic or continuous relationship between God’s being and that of the angel – that is, they are both immanent in the same divine substance. – Daniel Abrams, The Boundaries of Divine Ontology: The Inclusion and Exclusion of Metatron in the Godhead, Harvard Theological Review (Volum 87, Issue 3, 1994)

From several texts it is clear that the demarcation between God and his angel is often blurred. – Nahum M. Sarna, Genesis, JPS Torah Commentary

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Also, here is Daniel Boyarin from 5:00 and especially 7:00 to 9:18 stating that it’s Maimonides and his fellow medieval rabbis who overturned Tanakh, Talmud and Mishna up to that point and gave modern Judaism its non-embodied God.

And from 1:36:00 for about a minute he outright states that Maimonides’ main influence was the surrounding Islamic thinkers.

[Note too that the Islamically-influenced Maimonides also replaced echad (compound one) in the Shema with yachid (absolute one).]


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