Zechariah 5: 6-10 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof [is] twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Then said he unto me, This [is] the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off [as] on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off [as] on that side according to it. I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
Then the angel who was speaking to me came forward and said to me, ˜Look up and see what this is that is appearing. I asked ˜What is it? He replied It is a measuring basket. And he added, ˜This is the iniquity of the people throughout the land. Then the cover of lead was raised, and there in the basket sat a woman! He said, This is wickedness and he pushed her back into the basket and pushed the lead cover down over its mouth. Then I looked up-and there before me were two women with the wind in their wings! They had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between heaven and earth. ˜Where are they taking the basket? I asked the angel who was speaking to me. He replied, To the country of Babylonia to build a house for it. When it is ready, the basket will be set in its place.
A Jewish brother said,
The word for Basket is 'ephah' which is a container over 30 feet in length and nearly 5 feet in diameter.
Now as to the woman in the basket, the word for woman in Hebrew is Isha. According to
the angel the woman in the ephah is "wickedness." Well it doesn't make any sense until you see that the word "woman" is a mistranslation.
It is not a woman that is in the ephah but a fire. Same in verse nine. There are not two
women but two fires.
The word for fire offering is Aisha. It has the same consonants as Isha. For centuries the Hebrew manuscripts came from a Karaite Mesorah (recieved text) and there was a hirik (dot) underneath the letter aleph, the same letter for both Isha and Aisha. It is in every Hebrew text I own. The context must be employed to makes sense of it all.
This is the wickedness. It is an evil fire offering (aisha).
What is the significance of the lead cover? Well in nuclear missile, noncritical masses of
Uranium-235 is encased in lead, is it not?
Is this is a possible nuclear device being discussed in this passage?
Look up at the first few verses of chapter 5. We have a flying "roll" or megillah in Hebrew. That means it is something that is cylindrical in shape. It is flying. It is 20 cubits by 10 cubits. The same dimensions as the ephah. It is a curse that effects the whole earth. Earth is rendered eretz. Could it be a reference to Israel? It is common parlance among Jews to refer to Israel as simply "the Land." It consumes houses, stones, and timbers. It quite destructive, obviously.
The two fires could be a reference to a two stage nuclear blast! Not sure on that one. My understanding of the science of nuclear weapons is woefully limited.
This might be a nuclear war or something,