The Capture of Jerusalem and the Exile of The Zadok priest happened only 1907 years ago.
This means that We need to Know Who Zadok WAS and IS.
When you convert BC to AM The exile of the Priests happened very recently and we must understand this, as this is vital to our lives in these moments now.
Zadokites are important for the study of the New Testament because the history and experience of the Zadokites elucidate why the Jews at the time of Jesus Christ rejected Jesus as their Messiah. Thus, the Zadokites provides the important background information regarding the relationship between Jesus the Christ and the Judaism at the time of Jesus Christ's ministry. Why did the Jewish leaders reject Jesus Christ, when there were Old Testament prophecies about Jesus Christ? Why did the Jerusalem Temple priests see Jesus Christ as a threat and wanted to kill Jesus? The historical experience of the Zadokites help explain why Jesus Christ was targeted by the Jewish religious and political leaders during His life and ministry. Nothing happens in a vacuum.
The Jewish rejection of Jesus Christ as the Messiah as described in the New Testament happened in the historical context and socio-political dynamics over time. It was because the Zadokites were forced out of the Jerusalem Temple by the Hasmoneans, descendants of the leaders of Hanukkah (a Jewish religious holiday that is celebrated around the time of Christmas), and replaced by the Hasmoneans that the history of Israel veered off into a direction that created a socio-political environment which was hostile to Jesus of Nazareth. In other words, if the Zadokites were not forced out of the Jerusalem Temple, one hundred and fifty years before the birth of Jesus Christ, Israel would most likely have not rejected Jesus Christ as their Messiah. The books at the bottom of this page will help you to understand the historical developments surrounding the Zadokites better.
171 BC= 3876 AM
Today is 5783 AM
The Exile happened only 1907 Years Ago!!!
When Were The Zadok Priests Exiled?
Documents were discovered about a hundred years ago by a Bedouin who threw a rock into a cave to fetch his lost sheep. This discovery in the Judean Desert in Israel is the greatest archaeological find in the history of the history of ancient Israel and the Bible. Intact scrolls of the Book of Isaiah were found there, from two thousand years ago. Since Isaiah is an important prophetic book about the Davidic Messiah, the Zadokites made a point of preserving it more than other books of the Old Testament.
When the Zadokites were forced out of the Jerusalem Temple by the Hasmoneans, who were unknown priests of unknown origin at the time (about 150 years before the birth of Jesus), some Zadokites fled to the Judean Desert and set up a community there. The Qumran community tried to preserve the idea of the Davidic Messiah in the desert, while the Jerusalem Temple was trying to erase the concept of the Davidic Messiah, proactively. Such efforts are seen in the Book of Maccabees (documents by the Hasmoneans, preserved in the deuterocanonical texts, otherwise known as "The Apocrypha"). These historical documents provide a documentary evidence of what happened in the history of Israel that created a hostile environment for Jesus Christ in the city of Jerusalem in 0 AD.
1 Chronicles 16:39
And Zadok the priest, and his brethren the priests, before the tabernacle of the LORD in the high place that was at Gibeon,
Zadok: צָדוֹקTsâdôwq, tsaw-doke'; from H6663; just; Tsadok, the name of eight or nine Israelites:—Zadok.
Biblical Outline of Usage
Zadok = "righteous"
the high priest,
a valiant warrior of the tribe of Benjamin who joined David at Hebron. Same as 1
From H6659-צָדַקtsâdaq, tsaw-dak'; a primitive root; to be (causatively, make) right (in a moral or forensic sense):—cleanse, clear self, (be, do) just(-ice, -ify, -ify self), (be turn to) righteous(-ness).
Biblical Outline of Usage of H6659-
to be just, be righteous
to have a just cause, be in the right
to be justified
to be just (of God)
to be just, be righteous (in conduct and character)
(Niphal) to be put or made right, be justified
(Piel) justify, make to appear righteous, make someone righteous
to do or bring justice (in administering law)
to declare righteous, justify
to justify, vindicate the cause of, save
to make righteous, turn to righteousness
(Hithpael) to justify oneself
Zadokites were loyal to the line of King David, who had placed them as the priests of the Jerusalem Temple, but the Hasmoneans who forced out the Zadokites were interested in belittling the power of the royal line of King David. In fact, the Hasmoneans made themselves into kings of Israel, thereby usurping both the legitimate priestly line and the legitimate royal line in the Old Testament. Thus, when Jesus Christ was born, He was born into a socio-political environment that was hostile of anyone claiming to be a Messiah from the line of King David. It is understandable in the historical light why the Jerusalem Temple priests were interested in having Jesus Christ killed.
When looking back at the history of the Zadok High Priests we find:
· The High Priest to King David and King Solomon was Zadok
· The first High Priest in The Temple of Solomon was Zadok
· The last High Priest to serve in The Temple of Solomon was Jehozadak (Yahuah Zadok)
· The first High Priest in The Temple of Herod was Yahusha III from The House of Zadok
· The High Priest at the time Yahusha was born was Yahusha ben Sie or Yahusha V from The
House of Zadok
· The Eternal High Priest Yahusha the Messiah is from The House of Zadok
Are we beginning to see a "pattern" here? From the time of Yahusha's birth forward, the High Priesthood of Israel becomes totally corrupt. After the death of Yahusha III at the hands of Herod, YHVH chose and anointed as High Priest John the Baptist the first male heir to the High Priest Yahusha III. John then anointed Yahusha the Messiah as the Eternal High Priest, the next heir after John to Yahusha III.
From that point on, the Temple High Priesthood was literally purchased from Rome by aspiring High Priests and then ultimately the High Priests were not even chosen for their bloodline but by casting lots. In 70 AD the Temple of Herod was completely corrupted and the High Priest Phannias ben Samuel serving at that time was not even of the bloodline of Levi much less Aaron, and Zadok. When you realize how corrupt that temple had become, the questioned isn't "how could YHVH allow its destructions" but rather "what took so long?" We see from Jewish History the state of the Priesthood at the time the Temple was destroyed.
Phannias ben Samuel (in Hebrew: פנחס בן שמואל Pinhas ben Shmuel) (c. 70 CE) was the last Jewish High Priest. He did not originate from a priestly family but was a Zealot and the leader of revolutionary forces. He died during the destruction of Herod's Temple in 70 CE. In order to see how far their power extended, the Zealots
...undertook to dispose of the high priesthood by casting lots for it, whereas, as we have said already, it was to descend by succession in a family. The pretense they made for this strange attempt was an ancient practice, while they said that of old it was determined by lot; but in truth, it was no better than a dissolution of an undeniable law, and a cunning contrivance to seize upon the government, derived from those that presumed to appoint governors as they themselves pleased. Hereupon they sent for one of the pontifical tribes, which is called Eniachim, and cast lots which of it should be the high priest. By fortune the lot so fell as to demonstrate their iniquity after the plainest manner, for it fell upon one whose name was Phannias, the son of Samuel, of the village Aphtha. He was a man not only unworthy of the high priesthood, but that did not well know what the high priesthood was, such a mere rustic was he! Yet did they hail this man, without his own consent, out of the country, as if they were acting a play upon the stage, and adorned him with a counterfeit thee; they also put upon him the sacred garments, and upon every occasion instructed him what he was
The reason for the total desecration of the High Priesthood in Israel after Yahusha took the position as Melchizedek is that the role was eternally spoken for. Yahusha was the last true High Priest. From that point forward the priesthood collapsed and after the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD, it has never existed again as it has been transposed to the Spirit in the Yahushaic Covenant. This is one of the topics of my book The Yahushaic Covenant.