This is an addendum to the most recently published article, Judaism and Kabbalah (2): What is Kabbalah? (Published June 03, 2014), and particularly for the subscribers who have already read the article. I thought that this scripture was an essential one to be included in the article. Sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
Here, I am posting the whole section to which an update was added: What is Kabbalah in Summary, Summary, “Oral Transmission of Secrets and Traditions.”
The original article has been updated —
Oral Transmission of Secrets and Traditions
Their rational for the superiority of the Talmud over Torah, as they say, is based on the Biblical account of the establishment of the first Covenant between YHVH and the Israelites. That is when the Law was given to the Israelites. The kabbalists believe that the 70 elders, later called the Sanhedrin, of all the Twelve Tribes were the mediators at the Mount Sinai and heard God speak, which was in addition to what Moses wrote down. Therefore, In Judaism, they believe that there is a written Torah of Moses (“Torah Scroll”), “Oral Torah,” and then Kabbalistic “Hidden Torah.” When they are all combined, it is the full revelation of the Torah.
This idea alone should sound an alarm to any serious students of the Bible, and cause us to avoid believing anything else Judaism teaches. They say that all the important “secret” knowledge was orally given to the elders, and was not written down by Moses. And, that is what the teaching of Talmud is, and that is what has been orally transmitted through the generations, thus “the tradition of elders.” The account is recorded in Exodus 19, and “the seventy elders” is mentioned in Exodus 24:1, 9; Numbers 11:16, Numbers 11:24-25; Ezekiel 8:11. But, remember, they usurped the word and added their own meanings.
Update (June 06, 2014):
As I have been reminded a few times, probably by our Father, to add this passage from Ezekiel to show how wicked the “Seventy Elders of the House of Israel” a the time of Ezekiel’s ministry, I have decided to do so, and post a separate update for this addition.
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The following scripture is one of the strongest biblical evidence of the Kabbalah practice of the Seventy Elders of the House of Israel. ” Ezekiel was translated to Jerusalem from Babylon to witness this. “the image of jealousy” is that which provokes jealousy of YHVH their God, and most likely to be the image of Ashtharoth, which was erected probably by Manasseh the wicked king (Commentary on Ezekiel 8:3, Pg. 1273, Ririe’s Study Bible NKJV, 1995).
(3) He stretched out the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of my hair; and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven, and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the north gate of the inner court, where the seat of the image of jealousy was, which provokes to jealousy. (4) And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain. (5) Then He said to me, “Son of man, lift your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted my eyes toward the north, and there, north of the altar gate, was this image of jealousy in the entrance. (6) Furthermore He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations.” (7) So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, there was a hole in the wall. (8) Then He said to me, “Son of man, dig into the wall“; and when I dug into the wall, there was a door. (9) And He said to me, “Go in, and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there.” (10) So I went in and saw, and there–every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls. (11) And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand, and a thick cloud of incense went up. (12) Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, ‘The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.’ “
This Ashtharoth worship, Kabbalah, continues today, having been carried on by the spiritual descendants of the Seventy Elders, the Kabbalistic Jews.
Furthermore, in order to ensure the oral teaching and secret keeping continue, at Yeshivah Universities, where they educate future rabbis, they mainly teach Talmud and very little Torah even today. And, Torah mainly means the “Midrash,” which is the traditional oral commentaries. It is not the same as Five Books of Moses of the Bible as we know of. The Tannaim and sages are god figures to them. They also teach many other types of orally passed down knowledge, including highly secretive Kabbalah knowledge. We probably will never know what else they teach, as Kabbalah teaching demands secrecy.