Deuteronomy chapter 7 Star Chart: Clockwise from when you "shalt well remember what the (Shekinah) Lord thy God did unto (Perseus) Pharaoh, and unto all (Gemini) Egypt; The great temptations which thine (lunar) eyes saw, and the (Zodiac) signs, and the wonders, and the (Castor) mighty hand, and the stretched out (Perseus) arm, whereby the (Shekinah) Lord thy God brought thee out" (7:18-19) in 1446 B.C. till "the (Shekinah) Lord thy God do unto all the (Gemini) people of whom thou art afraid" (7:19) starts 40 years later (360°) in 1406 B.C. which is 9° per year. "Moreover the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will send the (Perseus -- Pharaoh) hornet among them, until they (Gemini) that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed" (7:20). "And the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will put out those (Gemini) nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the (Big Dog) beasts of the field increase upon thee." (7:22) is an additional seven years (210°) or 30° per year.

Israel wandered for 2 years in the desert (1446-1444 B.C.) and then spent 38 years more in Kadesh Barnea (Deut. 2:14) as punishment after the spies brought back an evil report. Caleb was 40 years old in the second year in the desert (Josh. 14:7), and 85 years old in Joshua 14:10-15 when "the land had rest from war." Therefore, Joshua conquered Canaan in 7 years, from 1406-1405 to 1400-1399 B.C., before Israel could fully enter the land of Canaan.

John Garstang in 1930 suggested that Thutmose III may have been the “hornet” spoken of in Exodus 23:28, Deuteronomy 7:20, and Joshua 24:12. The frontispiece of his book, Joshua Judges, illustrates this. He points out that one of Thutmose’s insignias was a hornet. Does the biblical “hornet” refer to Thutmose III and later pharaohs? Conversely, John Davis suggests that “hornet” and “panic” are synonyms here (Davis 1969:89), thus having a different meaning, but also possible.

 


Is Thutmose III The "Hornet" of the Bible?

7:1 When the (Shekinah) Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many (Gemini) nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;

Ten of these nations in Abraham's time, three of them were since sunk or swallowed up among the rest, the Kenites, and Kenizires, and the Rephaim; for instead of the Kadmonites the Hivites are here put, which seem to be the same.There are seven of them mentioned here, as in Joshua 3:10 and Joshua 24:11; on the other hand, there are only six in Deuteronomy 20:17, as in Exodus 3:8, Exodus 3:17; Exodus 23:23, and Exodus 33:2, the Girgashites being omitted. (Cf. Genesis 15:19-21.) Of the ten nations named by God in his promise to Abraham, only six are mentioned here, those omitted being the Kenites, the Kennizites, the Kadmonites, and the Rephaim. The Rephaim were by this time extinct as a tribe, Og, "the last of the Rephaim," having been conquered, and he and his people destroyed by the Israelites. The three other tribes lay probably beyond the confines of Canaan. Seven nations — Ten are mentioned, Genesis 15:19; but this being some hundreds of years after, it is not strange if three of them were either destroyed by foreign or domestic wars, or by cohabitation and marriage united with and swallowed up in the rest.

2 And when the (Shekinah) Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt (Perseus) smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:

The list of Canaanite "religious" practices included:
Child sacrifice (with at least some of it in fire)
Incest
Bestiality
Homosexual practices
Cultic prostitution--both male and female.
Thus VD must have been as rampant as the immorality

3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy (Castor) daughter thou shalt not give unto his (Pollux) son, nor his (Castor) daughter shalt thou take unto thy (Pollux) son.

4 For they will turn away thy (Pollux) son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the Lord be (solar) kindled against you, and (red radius) destroy thee suddenly.

5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall (Hercules) destroy their (lunar) altars, and (Hercules) break down their (lunar) images, and (Perseus) cut down their groves, and (solar) burn their graven images with (solar) fire.

6 For thou art an holy (Gemini) people unto the (Shekinah) Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special (Gemini) people unto himself, above all (Gemini) people that are upon the face of the earth.

7 The (Shekinah) Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any (Gemini) people; for ye were the fewest of all (Gemini) people:

8 But because the (Shekinah) Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your (Gemini) fathers, hath the (Shekinah) Lord brought you out with a mighty (Castor) hand, and redeemed you out of the (red radius) house of (Gemini) bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

9 Know therefore that the (Shekinah) Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

10 And repayeth them that hate him (Ophiuchus) to their (Hercules) face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he (Ophiuchus) will repay him to his (Hercules) face.

11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I (red radius) command thee this day, to do them.

12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye (lunar ears) hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the (Shekinah) Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy (Gemini) fathers:

13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy (lunar) womb, and the (solar and lunar) fruit of thy land, thy (solar) corn, and thy (red radius) wine, and thine (solar) oil, the increase of thy (Taurus) kine, and the flocks of thy (Aries) sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy (Gemini) fathers to give thee.

14 Thou shalt be blessed above all (Gemini) people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your (Taurus) cattle.

15 And the (Shekinah) Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

16 And thou shalt consume all the (Gemini) people which the Lord thy God shall deliver thee; thine (lunar) eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.

17 If thou shalt (red radius) say in thine (lunar) heart, These nations are more than I; how can I dispossess them?

18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the (Shekinah) Lord thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;

19 The great temptations which thine (lunar) eyes saw, and the (Zodiac) signs, and the wonders, and the (Castor) mighty hand, and the stretched out (Perseus) arm, whereby the (Shekinah) Lord thy God brought thee out: so shall the (Shekinah) Lord thy God do unto all the (Gemini) people of whom thou art afraid.

20 Moreover the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will send the (Perseus -- Pharaoh) hornet among them, until they (Gemini) that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed.



John Garstang in 1930 suggested that Thutmose III may have been the “hornet” spoken of in Exodus 23:28, Deuteronomy 7:20, and Joshua 24:12. The frontispiece of his book, Joshua Judges, illustrates this. He points out that one of Thutmose’s insignias was a hornet. Does the biblical “hornet” refer to Thutmose III and later pharaohs? Conversely, John Davis suggests that “hornet” and “panic” are synonyms here (Davis 1969:89), thus having a different meaning, but also possible.

21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the (Shekinah) Lord thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

22 And the (Shekinah) Lord thy God will put out those (Gemini) nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the (Big Dog) beasts of the field increase upon thee.

23 But the (Shekinah) Lord thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.

24 And he shall deliver their (Gemini) kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no (Perseus) man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them.

25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with (solar) fire: thou shalt not desire the (lunar) silver or (solar) gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therin: for it is an abomination to the (Shekinah) Lord thy God.

26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

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