Chapter 57 - Moses Was a Money Reformer

Moses (c. 1200BC)

Moses from an 1878 bible. Creative Commons Attribute - Andy Chalkley.

The above image is a scan from our family bible dated 1878. This large and heavy bible has parts of our family tree written in the front. [The Holy Bible with Matthew Henry’s Commentary. John G. Murdoch, 41 Castle St., London.]

Moses prohibited usury.

The Law of Moses strictly prohibited usury, but with some caveats.

Prophets Moses, Joshua and Jesus each forbade usury.

Moses gave the people the rudiments of law and a new sense of justice.

Moses  “If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.” [Exodus 22:25.]

Moses  “Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.” [Leviticus 25:37]

Moses  “Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury.” [Deuteronomy 23:19]

Moses  “He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor takes reward against the innocent. He that does these things shall never be moved.” [PS 15:5]

Moses was born a Hebrew slave and became the famous leader of the Old Testament. He was respected by the Hebrews, Christians, and Muslims. Moses was born at the time of a tyrant pharaoh. This is how the pharaoh is described in the Qur’an: “Pharaoh exalted himself in the earth and made his people castes. A tribe among them he oppressed, killing their sons and sparing their women. He was one of those who work corruption.” [Al-Qur’an 28:4]

For a long time, the Hebrews lived a satisfactory life in Egypt and got on well with the rulers. The Hebrews gradually lost their freedoms and independence and came under the servitude of the Egyptians. Towards the end, their Egyptian masters would enter their homes and take their baby boys out and drown them like worthless puppies. [1]

His mother, Miryam, fearing for the life of her son, put the young Moses into a basket and let him drift on the river. He was found by a member of pharaoh’s family. He was adopted by an Egyptian princess and raised as a prince of Egypt. Moses was exiled after killing an Egyptian who beat a Hebrew slave. He joined the tribe of Midian in the Sinai desert. Moses married, started a family, and became a shepherd. He had changed from a prince to a shepherd. Moses unusual upbringing as a prince and a shepherd enabled him to become a formidable antagonist. He ultimately brought down the whole power structure of the Pharaoh.

Moses created his ‘Ten Commandments’ which were probably based on ‘The Code of Hammurabi’. One can see that Moses was also a money reformer by his strong condemnation of Usury. There are numerous quotes about Usury in the accounts of the scribes that wrote of his words. The action of Moses in banning usury made his nation the wealthiest in the ancient world. However, Moses didn’t completely ban usury. He allowed usury to be used as a weapon against enemies of his peoples. Moses said to his people:

Moses  “Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury. Unto a stranger (Nokriy) you may lend upon usury; but unto your brother you shalt not lend upon usury: that the Lord thy God may bless you in all that you set your hand to in the land whither you go to possess it” [Deuteronomy 23:19-20]

This statement by Moses indicates that he was well aware of the economic destruction that can be caused by charging interest on something in limited supply. There is also a dark side to what he said. He intended this as economic warfare against an enemy. Moses was clearly a money reformer. He was a money reformer that made his nation affluent whilst bringing other nations to destitution.

There were some local nations that hindered the movement of the Hebrews to what they believed to be their promised land. One of their leaders, called Joshua, took it upon himself to destroy these nations claiming guidance from God. Joshua used the economic warfare tactic permitted by Moses. This was the practice of usury. The war went on for many centuries until they were finally destroyed in the time of King David at about 1000BC. Usury turned out to be a very effective form of economic warfare which worked by destroying the economy and impoverishing the populace which of course prevented them from waging war against the Israelites.

It would appear that usury was used as a means of keeping the Canaanites financially subservient until they had been conquered. This led to the subsequent genocide of the Canaanites. So it might be seen that Moses had advocated the use of usury with its characteristic of unpayable debt and consequent disposition of the victims as a method of control of nations deemed to be enemies. The suggestion here is that usury has the ability to consolidate the wealth and power in favor of the usurer thus enslaving the enemy. The process led to the genocide of the Canaanites. So from the Hebrews having genocide committed against their newly born children, the Hebrews moved onto practicing genocide against the Canaanites. Nations with geographic borders were a later invention and ‘foreigner’ refers to people of different ethnicity or religion or identity. As happens today, one group grows to consider themselves superior to other groups, which then gives them the right to mistreat or kill other groups. This can be helped along by religious texts and reinforced by local leaders. All religions and ethnic groups needed to prepare to protect themselves from other groups of foreigners. It just depends on whether the local leaders invoke the clauses in the religious texts.

The Hebrews were aware that usury consolidated wealth and impoverished the victims of usury. If we translate this into the modern era we can assume that if someone argues that Moses said usury was permitted against your enemy, then those nations and people of the world today that are suffering under usury can be considered to be enemies of the modern day usurers. Thus, it is not unreasonable to consider anyone that owns or runs a bank or supports usury is the enemy of those that are suffering under usury.

Moses  “For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.” [Deuteronomy 15:6]

Moses  “The Lord will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.” [Deuteronomy 28:12]

Moses is not nice:

Moses  “But of those cities that shall be given thee, thou shalt suffer none at all to live. But shalt kill them with the edge of the sword, to wit, the Hethite, and the Amorrhite, and the Canaanite, the Pherezite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. Lest they teach you to do all the abominations which they have done to their gods: and you should sin against the Lord your God.” [Deuteronomy 20:16 to 18]

Moses said that god ordered various practices. Here is one that I found at random. Deuteronomy contains the speeches of Moses. It is full of ‘smite thee down’ stuff:

Moses  “Suppose a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey his father or mother, even though they discipline him. His father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. They shall say to the elders, ‘This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of his town are to stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid..” [Deuteronomy 21:18 to 21]

There is even the suggestion that the parents should lie. “He is a glutton and a drunkard.”

Moses  “The woman must be taken to the door of her father’s home, and there the men of the town must stone her to death, for she has committed a disgraceful crime in Israel by being promiscuous while living in her parents’ home. In this way, you will purge this evil from among you.” [Deuteronomy 22:21]

The practice of Usury concentrates wealth and power in the hands of a few. It is a powerful tool that these power elites can use against whoever is declared to be their enemies. You can see this in our current media. The TV says a distant nation is full of baddies. The view of the million protesters in ignored. Within a few weeks our army is dropping bombs on the baddies. The words of Moses support oligarchy. Oligarchy is the rule of many by the few often with a tyrannical nature. Oligarchy is not supported by the Christian teachings and nor is it supported by Islam.

Which begs the questions:

If this is so, then our government, the media, the banking system and any group or religion that supports it, are our enemies. Who then are the foot soldiers of the usurers?

You don’t hear this much in the West except by the occasional radical conspiracy nut. Whilst traveling through Muslim countries, ex-communist countries and other non-Western countries, I get a different answer to some of my probing questions about world control. Whilst traveling through foreign lands, I often start an interesting conversation with this question: “Who controls the World?”

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