From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Two
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"Day of Rest and Atonement, Azazel, Jarmo, Jericho, and Mythology"
CANCER and opposite CAPRICORNUS
Seventh Day Circle

   The sign of Cancer itself means equalizing or harmony after chaos of creation. It is a period of rest, ruling the function of humanity back to his immortal nature with the soul urging the return of its blissful rest. This Age symbolizes to live and breath on a material plane. The Crab is associated with "The Resting Places."

   The opposite Capricornus has a Hebrew word, Gedi, which means "A Kid: A Goat, The Cut-Off."

   Azazel which is the Old Testament evil spirit in the wilderness to whom a scapegoat was sent on the Day of Atonement.  Some scholars believe the word Scapegoat (Heb. ‘aza’zel) was a personal being -- a demon of the wilderness or a fallen angel who seduces people to evil (as in the Book of Enoch), or an epithet applied to the devil.  In Islam it is one of the jinn [Hebrew azazel, removal, scapegoat (ritually sent into the wilderness), perhaps originally a divine name].

   Jinni or jinnee also djinni or djinny n., pl. jinn also djinn. In Moslem legend, a spirit capable of assuming human or animal form and exercising supernatural influence over people [Arabic jinni].
   The Arabian spirits, are the genies of the Arabian Nights.

   Azazel taught men to make weapons for war and the working of metals for jewelry and monetary uses.

   Others associated with Azazel are the following:

   After leaving the sixth age, we entered the seventh of Cancer in 8,850 B.C. Adam and his descendants lived in houses, such as shells and were hunters, who wandered and made settlements such as the earliest known at Jarmo about 8,850 B.C. and at Jericho (Heb. yereho, yeriho, Gr. Iericho, moon city) around 8,000 B.C. The OT Jericho is now called Tell es-Sultan, as excavations began in the 19th century. The CRAB is the sign of Cancer, but also appeared as the TORTOISE in the Babylonian Zodiac. Ea (Enki, Oannes) the Babylonian water god in his "sea house," was associated with the tortoise of the watery elements, and in other cases the swimming tortoise, is shown supporting with his feet the entire cosmic mountain.

One of the Four Elements in Babylonian mythology

   So during this time, man let his new source of life form around water such as the spring at Jarmo. As seen above also around was the influence of the evil spirits.
Jarmo-Jericho the hot bed of mankind
interest from this period are several human skulls with the features modeled in clay and with shells for eyes, used possibly for cultic purposes. This is one of the oldest cities known to man -- having existed some five thousand years before the Abraham of 2000 B.C. !
-- Footnote 18 "The Moon: Outpost of the Gods" Jean Sendy page 91-92.
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