TRACES OF SOURCES: The BABYLONIAN influence of CUTHA’S PRIESTLY BLOODLINE & teachings on Gnosticism, Christendom, Islam & Judaism. The hereditary priesthood of Cutha operated a large temple dedicated to the Lord of Hell. This post is how their influence spread to Samaria, Gnosticism, the state-approved Christian churches after Emperor Constantine, the Kabbala of Judaism, & the foundations of Islam. This post is a continuation of the topic of previous posts about how the Biblical name “Babylon the Great” is an appropriate nomenclature for today’s syncretic World Religious System. For example, previously, it was shown how many religious concepts go back to Babylon, and how the World likes to identify itself back to Babylon. Articles & books & Internet material are loaded with poorly conceived opinions; I have attempted to sift through countless theories & opinions to provide you with concepts of substance. While this post is based on much research, it’s really but a starting pt. in investigating the hidden threads that connect the World’s Religious System today with the ancient past. This fact filled post may be hard to digest, but will be worth reading. (As my sources are many, my footnotes will be limited to what I think will be useful.)
BABYLONIAN WORLD VIEW IN BRIEF. The religious cosmological view of ancient Mesopotamia was that there existed 3 areas; a middle zone of Earth, an upper heavenly zone, & an underworld (called hades in Gk.). Six levels of supernatural powers existed from everyday spirits & demons on the first level up to the top level’s 3 top gods of An, Enlil (later Bel-Marduk), and Enki (a.k.a. Ea). Their religious beliefs were syncretic, and corresponded one to one in many ways w/ various Egyptian & Greek religious ideas, except the names were different.
CAPITAL OF HELL. In Babylon, the Lord of Hell was not known as Satan, but Nergal. He was also the Lord of Death & Destruction. His capital in the underworld (hades/hell) was “Kutha”. Nergal’s great Temple complex, incl. a large Ziggurat, was located at Cutha (also spelled “Kuthah”, “Cuthah”, & in Sumerian “Gudua”…in the cuneiform it is spelled ku.tu), named after Cush, the father of Nimrod (1), & located 20 mi. from Babylon and just to the north of Kish. The Euphrates River, at one time in ancient times ran through both Kutha & Kish (both of which served as capitals for short periods)(2). The Cutha complex was divided by the Cutha Canal that ran through it. In review, the center of hell as well as Nergal’s Temple complex were both named Cutha. The priests of Nergal presided over large satanic rituals annually. Before the great temple complex was built, according to Koranic commentaries, Nimrod was already tossing human sacrifices into annual bonfires at Cuthah. Temple taxes were universal & provided the priests with steady income.
PRIESTS OF HELL. The priests had many levels, jobs & offices at Cutha. The Mar-bani class had wealth & influence & provided some of the leadership. The chief admin. was titled “shanga” & was appointed by the king. One set was assoc. with astronomy-astrology at Cutha’s astronomical observatory. Another was being exorcist-doctors, who provided both herbal cures & exorcisms. Drugs were taken w/ date wine or water. A paying patient could get medicine, the poor would receive exorcisms. Some priests interpreted dreams. Many of these priests would be called magicians & sorcerers today. A temple school (House of Knowledge, called “bit mummi”) was operated & one of the largest ancient libraries was at Cutha. A famous burial cemetery where elite people were buried in glazed clay coffins was located at Cutha, & an annual feast ritual was held in the necropolis burial grounds. Court cases were also handled in the temple by priests. The law held people responsible…if a surgeon’s patient died in surgery, the surgeon had his hand cut off in penalty. Each city had its patron god; Cutha’s god was what in modern times is called Satan. In Babylonian beliefs, countless gods of nature & technology and spirits (like guardian angels & demons) were subservient to Nergal (Satan). The gods above Nergal were An (the Father God of the heavens), Enlil (Lord of Life, breath & Air), and Enki (Lord of the Earth). The worship of Nergal at Cutha flourished for thousands of years, for instance, Nebuchadnezzar offered Nergal a daily sacrifice of 6 lambs, & his son Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 B.C.) restored the Cutha temple (built by King of Ur III c. 2100 B.C.). Its remains are the large, unexplored Tel-Ibrahim in the Babil Governorate of Iraq about 20 mi. NE of Babylon.
THE PRIESTS OF HELL TAKE OVER THE HOLY LAND. Several secular & Biblical references record the depopulation of the 10 tribes from northern Israel by the Assyrian King Sargon. Ency. Britannica explains how settlers from Satan’s priesthood from Cutha received the properties of Israel’s tribes: “The operation was completed by Sargon, who deported its inhabitants & substituted for them a new body of settlers from Cutha, according to Jewish tradition, the ancestors of the Samaritans.”(3) This exchange was completed around c. 700 B.C. Bear in mind that these Babylonian priests married & passed on the hereditary right to priesthood positions to their children, as long as the heir did not have blemishes that prevented him/her from being a priest/priestess. Once in the Holy Lands, the satanic Cutha priests made images of their god Nergal & placed them on the sacred shrines of the Hebrews. As time went on, when the Jews returned under Ezra & Nehemiah the Samaritans were called Cuthaeans by the Jews because their religious leaders were Cutha priests. They refused help from these Cuthaean Samaritans.(4) These Samaritans built synagogues that were decorated with all kinds of pagan gods—they syncretically mixed Biblical themes with idols & pagan gods, for instance the Samaritan synagogue at Dura Europa in Syria has nymphs w/ Moses, panoramas of the Sun God Helios & Aphrodite (Venus, goddess of love), and the pagan god Ares helping supervise the Exodus out of Egypt. For about a century, archeologists have discovered synagogues that were full of idols, pagan gods, and idolatrous pictures…because their discoveries didn’t not fit the image of God-fearing Jews back then, these findings have been ignored & suppressed.(5) The explanation for all this idolatrous paganism in synagogues is not Judaism but the fact that they are Samaritan synagogues created by the descendants & people allied to the Cutha magicians of Nergal. Sidon on the coast filled with Samaritans was called Cutha by a Jewish Scripture commentary written c. 50 B.C.
PRIESTLY DESCENDANT TRIES TO BUY AN APOSTLESHIP. Numerous references by early Christians refer to Simon Magus, a Samaritan desc. from the Cutha magicians, who is credited with having started all the various forms of Gnosticism that began after the start of Christianity. He had studied at Alexandria, Egypt, home to the greatest anc. library. Simon Magus thought he could buy an apostleship, but was turned down by Christ’s apostles.(6) Simon Magus, who said he was Christ and the “Great Dynamic”, did not stop there. He inspired lots of Gnostic groups, many of which syncretically adulterated Christian beliefs with all kinds of other ideas.(7) Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar were arch-priests/magicians of Cutha. Successor gnostic magicians of Simon Magus were Menander, Saturninus, Basilides & Marcion. In recent times, the OTO has claimed to have had Simon Magus & Basilides. Simon was such a successful magician that when he went to Rome, they took him for a god and erected a statue of him. Years later, when Constantine legalized Christianity, a Samaritan priest Baba Rabban, being foresightful, sent his nephew to Constantinople with the goal he’d rise in the new hierarchy of the church and protect the Samaritans from persecution. His nephew became an archbishop, and due to infiltration of the new legal churches over a period of 50 yrs. the Samaritan infiltrators were able to introduce pagan concepts into the churches. So the descendants of Cutha’s satanic priests played a big role in introducing many pagan concepts into the Catholic church. These concepts were easy for people in the Roman empire to adopt, because easterners from the Middle East (w/ heritages steeped in Babylonian ideas) settled all over the Roman empire. The concept of a universal (catholic) church was a concept the Cutha priests had long held. It was based on merging religious concepts into a one-world religion. So this idea today has a history that goes back into antiquity.
THE PRIESTS OF CUTHA & ISLAM. The priests of Cutha influenced the creation of the Satan worshippers in Iraq, the Yezidis, who I have mentioned over the decades, incl. how their persecution by ISIL/ISIS caused Obama to begin bombing ISIL. Their founder Sheikh ‘Adi came from the area of the Druse’s which had been Cutha territory at one time. Muhammad (whose name means “praiseworthy”—I am referring to the one the Moslems say “Peace be upon him”, c. 570-632 A.D.) was of the prominent Banu Hashim family of the Koreish Tribe, who were descendants of Cutha priests. They were in charge of the Kaaba Shrine in Mecca which housed 360 idols. Before becoming a prophet Muhammad was given the job of moving the magic black Kaaba stone. Koreish is a form of Koresh (Cyrus). Interestingly, Muhammad came out against idols & idolatry, making himself unpopular with many in Mecca. Ali, the first Iman of the Shiite Muslims was also descended from the Kutha priest lineage of Nabateans.
FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS: CUTHA, PERGAMON & ANTIOCH and the KABBALA. The Temple of Cutha is said to have ceased after Alexander the Great…these statements don’t line up with other facts. One of Alexander the Great’s generals, Seleucus, took over the Syria area of Alexander’s empire. He called himself the King of Babylon, and built Antioch (such a beautiful city it was called Queen of the East) to be his capital. It lay in modern western Syria. His son, when he became King, made a gift of land to the Cutha temple complex. Meanwhile, just to the north, another general was building up Pergamos, which in 133 B.C. became a capital within its part of the Roman Empire. It lay in modern western Turkey. Orpheism incl. the Eleusinian mystery school. Danites & Ophites helped make Pergamos a satanic hierarchy capital, in some ways parallel to Cutha. Back then Pergamos’ 200,000 vol. library was second only to the Alexandria library. Its Acropolis was modeled after Athen’s. It had temples to Asclepius for healing. (Berlin today has a massive Great Altar Temple display in their Pergamon museum.) Today Pergamon is a UNESCO World Historical site. The famous Arab historian Ibn al-Athir (1160-1233)(not to be confused with his 2 brothers who were also writers using the same penname) wrote in The Complete History that Said captured Cutha in 738 A.D.! Which would have been about 1,000 yrs. after it supposedly ceased.
As this has already reached its alloted length, let’s just mention that Kabbalistic concepts can be seen in the magic religion of the Cutha priests…which suggests that the oral Kabbala ties back to the Cutha Babylonian priests. In the Middle Ages the Kabbala, which has several forms, came out in written form and has formed the basis for Judaism as well as essentially all the secret occult societies. The movement of peoples has been very complex, and the sharing of ideas has also been so pervasive that it is complex to track. But it appears that “satanic” groups—such as those at Pergamon and Cutha spead themselves & their ideas into Europe over the next 2,000 yrs. An example of this would be Andre de Montbard, the uncle of St. Bernard, and assoc. with the Merovingians, who in turn are assoc. with the Illum. hierarchy. De Montbard is said to have received secret occult mysteries from 7 Syrians…this story is the Legend of the Strict Observance. The Strict Observance was a lodge system founded in 1751 based upon stories, incl. stories about the Knights Templars. While the priests of Cutha have been long gone, their influence on the World’s Religious System remains.
NOTES & REFERENCES:
1) Cush is mentioned in GEN 10:6, the city of Cutha is first mentioned in an inscription of Dungi dated 2900 B.C., the site obviously dates back close to the time of Cush & his son Nimrod. (2) From a study on the ancient routes of the Euphrates. The statement on Kish & Cutha as capitals was read in multiple references. (3) Ency. Brt. 14th ed….the Biblical account of this is 2 KGS 17:24-41 (4) EZRA 4:2…EZRA 4:9-10 shows where they came from in Assyria. (5) A good discussion of this confusion about Jewish v. Samaritan synagogues is in Ernest L. Martin’s book “The People That History Forgot”. (6) ACTS 8:9-24 (7) Schaff’s History of the Church, a reference book widely used, talks about Simon Magus adulterating Christianity at Vol. 2, p. 566. Examples of other early writers who describe Simon: Irenaeus, Justin Martyr, Hippolytus, and Epiphanius. There were many others. Irenaeus in his work Against Heresies, I.xxiii.2 describes Simon Magus as the originator of all Gnostic heresies.