1.11. Judah – The Lawgiver of God
Judah is the Judicial Authority (Mechoqeck) of YHVH on earth
Judah is the sole representative of the Kingdom of YHVH on earth
The Rabbinical leadership is the authorised Teacher of the Torah of YHVH
AND ABOVE ALL! – – – Judah is ?……READ ON for this staggering Revelation!
The following Scriptures should raise no eyebrows:
Isaiah 33:22 “For YHVH is our Judge, YHVH is our Lawgiver (Mechoqeck), YHVH is our King; He will save us.”
James 4:12 “There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the One who is able to save and destroy. But you – who are you to judge your neighbour? Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him, speaks against the Law (Torah) and judges it. When you judge the Law (Torah), you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. ”
Obviously, the Lawgiver does not break the Law by sitting in Judgment, but His unauthorised subjects do.
Even opposers of God’s Law (Torah) would not think of denying that YHVH is the Lawgiver, as these Scriptures confirm. They would however take exception to the following Scriptural statement and undoubtedly find, or create reasons for arguing it away. The onus is on you though, as the individual reader, to consider the following statement and decide how you would accept it or interpret it. This text uses the exact same Hebrew word Mechoqeck,, and is written in the very same Bible, the Word of YHVH.
This text will no doubt raise many eyebrows.- coming from the Mouth of YHVH Himself:
Ps 60:7 “Judah is my Lawgiver (Mechoqeck),”
And just in case someone may propose that this is an editorial error in the Bible, it is repeated once more in Ps 108:8.
The word Mechoqeck appears 6 times only, in the Tanach (OT).
Once it refers directly to YHVH Himself, as quoted in the introduction above – Isaiah 33:22
Twice it refers clearly to Judah (the Jews).
Ps 60:7 “Judah is My lawgiver.” (Hebrew: ‘Yehudah Mechoqeqi’). Some English translations render it ‘My Sceptre’.
Ps. 108:8 – the same –
Of the three remaining instances, twice it is a vague reference, but the final instance is an equally bold declaration regarding Judah, as recorded in the Word of YHVH. This declaration regarding Judah is no doubt inspired by His Spirit in line with the Divine Promise made to Jacob by YHVH Himself at Luz (or Bethel) in Samaria. According to this Divine Blessing, God would bless Jacob’s descendants, which would grow into a multitude of nations, whom God would bring back to this very Land of Israel (Genesis 28:10-19). :
This text and its bold declaration will form the theme of our further discussion.