Saturday 27th November 2021 / 23rd Kislev
*THE TWINS: PEREZ AND ZERAH – product of YAHUdah [Judah] and Tamar [Genesis 38] – THE IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING THEIR NAMES AND THUS CLANS!*
Some Useful Information To Know About King David – Also related to YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH [a.k.a JESUS CHRIST; Not Yeshua!; Not YeshaYAHU!]
TORAH PORTION: VAYESHEV/AND HE LIVED OR DWELT [Genesis 31:1 – 40:23]
These twins determined a lot in the lives of the Children of Israel ! It was often asked of each other which CLAN they came out of.
Genesis 38:24-30 Names of God Bible
24 About three months later Judah was told, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar has been acting like a prostitute. What’s more, because of it she’s pregnant.”
Judah ordered, “Bring her out to be burned.”
25 As she was brought out, she sent a message to her father-in-law, “I’m pregnant by the man who owns these things. See if you recognize whose signet ring, cord, and shepherd’s staff these are.”
26 Judah recognized them and said, “She’s not guilty. I am! She did this because I haven’t given her my son Shelah.” Judah never made love to her again.
27 The time came for Tamar to give birth, and she had twin boys. 28 When she was giving birth, one of them put out his hand. The midwife took a piece of red yarn, tied it on his wrist, and said, “This one came out first.” *29 As he pulled back his hand, his brother was born. So she said, “Is this how you burst into the world!” He was named Perez [Bursting Into]. 30 After that his brother was born with the red yarn on his hand. He was named Zerah [Sunrise].*
The birth of PEREZ and ZERAH seems to be quite similar to that of their ancestors, Jacob Israel and Esau. Jacob, the GREATER ONE was to come out first while Esau the lesser one was to follow however because Esau was so evil, he ended up fighting to ensure that he came out first. Jacob held on Esau’s heal which is highly significant as it is later mentioned in THE LOST BOOK OF THE BIBLE called ESDRAS saying that:
2 Esdras 6:8-10 Common English Bible
8 He said to me: “From Abraham to Abraham, because Jacob and Esau were born from him, but Jacob’s hand held Esau’s heel from the outset. *9 Esau represents the end of this age, and Jacob represents the beginning of the following.* 10 The beginning of the one man is his hand, and the end of the other man is his heel.[a] Don’t look for anything else between heel and hand, Ezra.”
PEREZ (Heb. פֶּרֶץ; “he who breaches,” “bursts forth”), one of the twins born to *Judah by *Tamar; father of Hezron and Hamul and ancestor of King David. He is said to have received his name on account of the sudden and unexpected priority of his birth to that of his twin brother ZERAH, who was the first to put out a hand from their mother’s womb (Genesis 38:27–29). *The story of Perez’ birth may well reflect a lost chapter in the tribal history of Judah when the older CLAN OF ZERAH lost its preeminence to the more vigorous PEREZITES.* The PEREZITES are listed as an important clan in the census taken by Moses in the wilderness (Numbers 26:20–21). *One of them served as the first monthly chief of all the captains of David’s army in the annual roster of military duty (1 Chronicles 27:3).* Descendants of the PEREZITES were among the lay leaders who lived in Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian Exile (Nehemiah 11:4–6). They are said to have numbered 468 “men of substance.” The high station of the clan in Judah may be measured by the blessing that the men of Beth-Lehem bestowed on Boaz: “May your house be like the house of PEREZ whom Tamar bore to JUDAH” (Ruth 4:12). King David was descended from PEREZ through Boaz (4:18–22).
Perez, together with his brother Zerah, inherited Judah’s characteristic valor and piety (Genesis. R. 85:9). An indication of his virtue is seen in the fact that David’s genealogy (Ruth 4:18–22) begins with his name (Zohar ii 104a). The plene spelling of the word toledot (“generations”) in that name is to signify that the Messiah, too, would claim descent from him (Exodus. R. 30:3).
Numbers 26:19-22 Names of God Bible
19 Er and Onan were sons of Judah, but they died in Canaan. 20 The families descended from Judah were the family of Shelah, the family of Perez, and the family of Zerah.
21 The descendants of Perez were the family of Hezron and the family of Hamul.
22 These were the families of Judah. The total number of men was 76,500.
*When David, son of Jesse was going to fight against Goliath, King Shaul having seen a SUPERNATURAL TRANSFORMATION in David’s stature and physique upon wearing King Shaul’s armour who started to make enquiries ftom Abner, his Army General concerning David’s roots. He wondered as to which CLAN being a Judahite from the Tribe of Judah] belonged to CLAN: Perez’s or Zerah’s?
Then, Doeg answered saying that David is a nobody as his roots are found in Ruth the Moabitess. No need to worry about him. He can never be greater than the Shepherd he is. At this point, David’s life was saved from being cut short by King Shaul but only until David killed Goliath and the Israelites started singing the following song :
1 Samuel 18:6-8
21st Century King James Version
6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returning from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with taborets, with joy, and with instruments of music.
*7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, “Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.”*
*8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands. And what can he have more but the kingdom?”*
Also see 1 Samuel 29:4-6.
The whole point in this that knowing which CLAN an Israelite was born from, that is either Perez or Zerah was crucial in those days.
David was born of the Perez CLAN. David was both of ROYAL ARISTOCRACY and of PRIESTLY ARISTOCRACY! The Royalty came from YAHUdah while the Priesthood came from Myryam [a.k.a Miriam], Moshe’s [Moses’] sister. This is why the following was perfectly acceptable by YAH SHADDAI:
1 Samuel 21:1-8 King James Version
21 Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?
2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.
*3 Now therefore what is under thine hand? give me five loaves of bread in mine hand, or what there is present.*
*4 And the priest answered David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is HALLOWED BREAD; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.*
5 And David answered THE PRIEST, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are HOLY, and THE BREAD is in a manner common, yea, though it were SANCTIFIED THIS DAY IN THE VESSEL.
*6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shewbread, that was taken from before the LORD YAHUVEH [YAHWEH], to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.*
7 Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD YAHUVEH; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul.
And this is why YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH [a.k.a JESUS CHRIST; Not Yeshua; Not YeshaYAHU!!!] also had the right to the following and thus did the following:
Matthew 12:1-21 King James Version
12 At that time YAHUSHUA [JESUS] went on the SABBATH DAY through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat.
2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not LAWFUL to do upon the SABBATH DAY.
*3 But HE said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
*4 How he entered into the HOUSE OF YAH, and did eat the shewbread, which was not LAWFUL for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for THE PRIESTS?*
5 Or have ye not read in the LAW, how that on the SABBATH DAYS THE PRIESTS in the temple profane the SABBATH, and are blameless?
6 But I say unto you, That in this place is ONE GREATER than the temple.
7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have MERCY, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
*8 For the SON OF YAH (Not man!!!) is LORD even of THE SABBATH DAY.*
See how YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH makes reference to HIS Earthly descendant, David relating what HE is doing to what David did.
Both David and YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH are Kings and PRIESTS simultaneously, HalleluYAH so they certainly had a right to eat of the HOLY BREAD – THE BREAD OF THE PRESENCE a.k.a SHEWBREAD and THE HOLY WINE!
21st Century King James Version
29 And thou shalt make the dishes thereof and spoons thereof and covers thereof and bowls thereof for pouring; of pure gold shalt thou make them.
*30 And thou shalt set upon the table showbread before ME always.*
31 “And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold; of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft and his branches, his bowls, his buds, and his flowers shall be of the same.
*In order to ensure that there was food* [THE BREAD OF THE PRESENCE, WINE and other food for those who slept in the Temple, for example THE HIGH PRIEST, Prophet Samuel; Myryam the earthly mother of YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACHand many others…] in YAH’S HOUSE, The Children of Israel had to TITHE almost out of everything they were BLESSED with* hence YAH always asked them to make OFFERINGS of flour or cakes, etc. *And by the way the cakes and bread were unleavened.*
Malachi 3:9-11 Complete Jewish Bible
9 A curse is on you, on your whole nation,
because you rob me.
*10 Bring the whole tenth into the storehouse,*
*so that there will be food in my house,
and put me to the test,”*
*says ADONAI YAHUVEH-TZVA ’OT.*
*“See if I won’t open for you
the floodgates of heaven
and pour out for you a blessing
far beyond your needs.*
11 For your sakes I will forbid the devourer
to destroy the yield from your soil;
and your vine will not lose its fruit
says ADONAI YAHUVEH-TZVA ’OT.
So, back to the main subject of this piece of writing/BIBLICAL TEACHING!
When PEREZ and ZERAH [or ZARAH] were born, they formed CLANS. Which CLAN an Israelite identified with was important to know and thus determined a lot.
Boaz a.k.a Ibzan, The Judge of Bethlehem, Othniel, the First Judge of Israel after the death of Yahushua [Joshua] the son of Nun and Caleb the brother of Othniel were all connected with David’s family. Obed, David’s grandfather was also a very pious man. David’s father, Jesse, the greatest scholar of this time and untainted by sin lived for 400 years. He was violently killed by a Moabite King to whom David had entrusted his family based on the kinship with Ruth the Moabitess while fleeing from King Shaul. *Jesse like Amram [Moshe’s father] and Benjamin [Jacob Israel’s youngest son] amongst others was one of the 8 PIOUS MEN a.k.a PRINCES since the Creation of the world whom YAH loved so much so that HE could have let then live forever however the curse of death upon mankind recorded in Genesis 3 could not permit this.* Nevertheless, the 8 PIOUS MEN a.k.a PRINCES will be highly rewarded in the future MILLENNIAL SABBATH REIGN ON EARTH OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH! They will Rule and Reign with YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH along with YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S BRIDE.
*David was shepherd because he was considered to be a slave.* In an attempt to inhibit Jesse from sinning against THE CREATOR, YAH SHADDAI with one of his maids who had caught his fancy, Jesse’s wife, Nazbat, daughter of Adiel stepped in by dressing as as slave and thus ended up getting pregnant by Jesse with David instead of thr maid/slave *however Jesse’s wife, Nazbat concealed it from her husband and other children for many years – 28 years.*
The maid was freed at some point with baby David and thus David was raised away from his parents.
*David lived for 70 years because 70 years were taken from Adam’s designated 1000 years thus leaving Adam with 930 years of life on earth 🌎 as seen in Genesis 5 and elsewhere. David would have died seconds after birth otherwise and yet he had a GREAT DESTINY. With the 70 years came the gifts of BEAUTY, DOMINION and POETRY.*
As a result of the concealment of David’s true mother, Nazbat, *David was banished from association with his brothers and so his days were spent in the desert 🏜 tending the sheep 🐑 . Through this David grew in his relationship with YAH and he was also greatly empowered by THE CREATOR, YAH SHADDAI.* David did many great exploits in the desert 🏜 as he was free to show off what the extraordinary physical strength that YAH had endowed him with. *David had the WISDOM to lead the young lambs to the pastures of tender grass and led the sheep 🐑 to the patches of less juicy herbs and the fully grown sturdy rams to the weeds for food.* As a result of this, YAH SHADDAI was very pleased and declared that David will SHEPHERD HIS flock, Israel. *David killed 4 lions and 3 bears without any weapons!* HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH! David was also spared by YAH from being devoured by a Reem which he though was a mountain ⛰ using a lion and a deer, HalleluYAH HalleluYAH HalleluYAH!
*David was anointed at age 28 by Prophet Samuel and became King of Israel at age 30.* Remember that YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH also started HIS MINISTRY on earth as PRIEST [BOOK OF HEBREWS 4:14-16] at age 30. This was the LAWFUL AGE FOR PRIESTHOOD TO COMMENCE. The retirement age was 50. David lived for 70 years and YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH lived for 33 years.
Numbers 4:3 Names of God Bible
3 Register all the men between the ages of 30 and 50 who are qualified to work at the tent of meeting.
YAH also makes an adjustment because THE PRIESTS needed assistance hence we see in THE BOOK OF SAMUEL and THE LEGENDS OF THE JEWS selection being made by THE PRIESTS and HIGH PRIEST to make Daily Sacrifices unto YAH SHADDAI at THE HOLY TEMPLE – the 1st Temple.
Numbers 8:24 Names of God Bible
24 “These are the instructions for the Levites: Men 25 years old or older are eligible to serve at the tent of meeting.
Once again, as seen in this passage witten by Prophet Ezra, we see the age lowered to 20. And remember that CENSUSES were always done based on age 20 and below or age 20 and above.
Ezra 3:8 Names of God Bible
8 Zerubbabel (who was Shealtiel’s son), Jeshua (who was Jozadak’s son), and the rest of the Jews, (the priests, Levites, and all the others who had come back from exile to Jerusalem) began to rebuild the temple. This happened in the second month of the second year following their return to the site of Elohim’s house in Jerusalem. *They began by appointing the Levites who were at least 20 years old to direct the work on Yahweh’s house.*
*The OIL poured itself out of the SHOFAR HORN onto David’s hair and the one that poured onto his garment turned to pearls and diamonds. When OIL finished, the OIL was SUPERNATURALLY restored by YAH in the SHOFAR HORN as before.* When trying to anoint his brothers, the OIL refused to pour out!
After Anointing David, those present wondered how that could be as David was the son of a slave. It was at the point that Jesse’s wife stepped forward and admitted THE TRUTH that she was David’s mother.
The ANOINTING was kept a SECRET however THE GIFT OF PROPHECY that came with THE POURING OF HOLY OIL FROM THE SHOFAR HORN could not he hidden!
King David accomplished many Great things as THE MAN AFTER YAH’S OWN HEART and in fact we see in Psalm 89 that YAH made a COVENANT WITH David while linking it to the existence of the moon , HalleluYAH. This COVENANT is further confirmed in Jeremiah 31 and elsewhere.
So, back to THE PEREZ CLAN and THE ZERAH CLAN:
THE PEREZE CLAN was destined for KINGSHIP whereas THE ZERAH CLAN was not so if Abner, King Shaul’s Army General and Doeg’s King Shaul’s Courtier and David’s long time enemy had said that David is from the PEREZE CLAN, David would have been in serious trouble that day. Instead, they concluded that Ruth came from the Moabite lineage and thus was a nobody.