From Frank O’Collins & Others
The Cap of Cybele is one of the oldest and most sacred religious symbols of humanity. It is a thin, slightly rounded skullcap now commonly known by various titles including Kippah, Yarmulke, Kufi and Zucchetti. The Cap of Cybele was traditionally worn by senior priests underneath other official ceremonial head dress such as the Mitre of Dagon, or the Cap of Attis. The cap was also worn in later years by penitents undertaking the purification of pilgrimage and had completely shaven their head and facial hair (men and women). Its significance is representing respect, fear and submission to the Queen of Heaven, the Mother of all the Gods. A similar meaning is assigned through the probable origin of “Yarmulke” via either the Aramaic phrase yari malka, meaning “fear of the King (God)” and/or Hebrew ya’are m’elokai “to tremble before the Lord.” While the cap of Cybele is synonymous today with Orthodox Judaism and certain Muslims, there is no credible religious nor historical precedence for its use in either religion. In the case of Judaism, there exist strict passages which forbid the wearing of such skullcaps and head dress. Nor is there a single verifiable historical example of the existence of the wearing the pagan cap of Cybele in Jewish tradition prior to the 3rd/4th Century CE. Contrary to modern attempts by scholars to “explain away” this anomaly, the popular use of the Yarmulke is without question heretical to ancient Jewish scripture and law. Similarly, in the case of Islam, there is no credible evidence that Muhammad ordered such head dress to be worn by his followers, nor is there a single line within the Holy Qur’an demanding such obedience to dress. But it was his custom to wear a cap under the turban, more likely as practical protection against sand and sun and to order the hair. In contrast, the Qur’an is quite explicit in detail concerning other detailed requirements of dress, particularly of women in public. It can therefore be said with complete confidence that the wearing of the cap of Cybele by Muslims has no credible religious basis and is a serious apostasy against the worshiping other gods other than Allah. In Roman Catholic ceremonial dress, the pagan Cap of Cybele is called the Zucchetti. In Rome and upon the Vatican Hill there is strong grounds for making the connection to Cybele as the Vatican was the site of the largest ancient temple and necropolis to Cybele from 200 BCE onwards. However, there is no evidence whatsoever in the various major re-written versions of the Gospels over the centuries of the Zucchetti having any spiritual significance to Christian ideals. Nor is there any evidence of its use by the leaders of the various christian sects until well into the Middle Ages.
- “The domed beanie-hat seen on popes, cardinals, orthodox rabbis, and some oriental folks is derived from the Greek hat of Hermes, the Greek deity of the mind. Commerce, fortune, gymnastics, cunning, wisdom, and shrewdness were celebrated in his honor. Hermes is really big with the Masons. To them he’s the “god” of wisdom, also known as Thoth or Set.
- “Yarmulke” is a Yiddish word for the kipa, or skullcap seen worn by the pope, and most orthodox Yahudim on the street, in the classroom, and in the synagogues. Mosheh would not know what it is. Alfred J. Kolatch, an orthodox author and “rabbi”, states:
- “The skullcap has no religious significance in Jewish law.” He goes on to say that it has no basis in Scriptural or Rabbinical law.
To trace the use of the cap to its source, we find that it came into wider use only in the 17th century, where before that only a very few Yahudim used it. Did Rabbi Yahushua wear a kipa? All researchers and historians say NO, and there is no evidence of its use in any data or archaeological finds at all. The pope of Rome and his cardinals wear them, but that is because it was originally a Greek hat of a scholar, called the “hat of Hermes” (Hermes is a Pagan idol.) You will recall the “cap and gown” of graduates from schools and universities employs this “hat of Hermes”, topped with a square mason’s board. In ancient times, just prior to 186 BCE, the land of Yisrael was ruled by a Greek Seleucid, Antiochus Epiphanes IV. He was extremely cruel, and outlawed the Hebrew religion, forcing his Greek customs on them. In the record of 2 Maccabees, an apostate high priest (named “Jason” in translation) helped this Greek ruler impose the Greek ways of living:
- “And abrogating the lawful way of living, he introduced new customs contrary to the Torah; for he willingly established a gymnasium right under the citadel (the Temple), and he made the finest of the young men wear the Greek hat.”
___________ The Cap of Cybele – The Skullcap, and the Worship of the Queen of Heaven, and False Gods Article written by Sasson Devorah Yashfeh Websites: http://www.TreesofOlive-Jerusalem.com http://www.Yashfeh-BooksandArticles.com The “Cap of Cybele” – is also called the “Skullcap, the Kippah, the Yamulke, and the Cap of Zucchetti.” I fully encourage everyone to do Internet Google or Yahoo Search and insert the words: Cap of Cybele. Also, do Google or Yahoo search on: Star of Ishtar. From historical writings, the “Cap of Cybele,” also called the skullcap, the kippah, and the yamulke, as well as the Cap of Zucchetti, originated from ancient, pagan worship, and of the pagan worship of the alleged “Queen of Heaven” of ancient, astrological and pagan beliefs, which beliefs started at the ancient Cities and Tower of Babylon, and also which beliefs originated from astrology. The Cap of Cybele is worn by the Roman Catholic Pope, and the Roman Catholic Cardinals, and other Christian leaders of various sects, and is worn by Rabbinic-Jewish men, and also is worn by some sects of the Muslims. As far as the Israelites, the Israelites were always attracted to false gods, astrology, and witchcraft beliefs from earliest times. The main reason that the Israelites were scattered by the Great Wrath of Judgment of the true and Great God – the Great Yehovah Elohim, was because of their following after all sorts of false gods, astrology, paganism and witchcraft beliefs and practices. It is believed that the Israelites adopted the wearing of the “Cap of Cybele” – the Skullcap, after their scattering throughout the European nations, since the time of the Roman Empire – allegedly to have taken place during the third or fourth Century of our Common Era time. There is absolutely “no writings” in the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament where the Great Yehovah Elohim commanded anyone to wear the pagan cap, the Cap of Cybele. Additionally, there is absolutely “no writings,” nor Holy Law of the Great Yehovah ELohim, where he commanded any man, nor any woman, to cover their head while Praying and Worshiping Him. The requirement for both men and women to cover their heads in Prayers and Worship originated from pagan worship. The “Cap of Cybele” (the skullcap) is worn to show “respect, fear and submission” to the Queen of Heaven, the alleged pagan mother of all of the false, pagan gods, and in that the person was to “tremble” before the Queen of Heaven, and before the pagan gods. As time progressed, the Cap of Cybele was worn by penitents for purification in paganworship, and in that the person head was shaven, including all facial hair (both of men and women). Secondly, the wearing of the Cap of Cybele is symbolic of being “under” the god and godhead of the skull – the skull-god of pagan worship. The belief in and the worship of the “Queen of Heaven,” and of the various false gods of the ancient world, is totally against the true and Great God – the Great Yehovah Elohim. Astrology is a religion. Astrology is an ancient, religious beliefs of the worship of the alleged, heavenly host – of the heavenly stars, and in that pagan names were given to the to the various heavenly stars. Astrology is a false religious beliefs that is totally against the true and Great God, and is totally against the true and Great God’s Government-Kingdom and Holy Laws, and is also against his Perfect Will. Astrology teaches rebellion and defiant against the true and Great God, and it teaches rebellion and defiant against “all” of the Holy Laws of Commandments of the true and Great God of the Universe. In the Tanakh (the Old Testament) the true and Great God promises curses, suffering, destruction and death to all those who turn to, and follow after false gods, and who turn to, and follow after the worship of the “host of heaven,” which is the worship of false religious beliefs, false gods, astrology, paganism and witchcraft. Read about the Queen of Heaven in the Holy Scriptures:
- “The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.” (Jeremiah7:18)
- “But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goes forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil. But since we left off to burn incense to the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine. And when we burned incense to the Queen of Heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?” (Jeremiah 44:17-19)
- “Thus says the Yehovah of Hosts, the Elohim of Israel, saying; You and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her. You will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows. Therefore hear you the word of the Yehovah, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my Great Name, says the Yehovah, that my Name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Yehovah Elohim lives. Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them. Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs. And this shall be a sign unto you, says the Yehovah, that I will punish you in this place, that you may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil: Thus says the Yehovah; Behold, I will give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that sought his life.” (Jeremiah 44:25-30)
- “If there be found among you, within any of your gates which the Yehovah your Elohim gives you, man or woman, that has done wickedness in the sight of the Yehovah your Elohim, in transgressing his Covenant, And has gone and served other gods, and worshiped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of Heaven, which I have not commanded; And it be told you, and you have heard of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel: Then shall you bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto your gates, even that man or that woman, and shall stone them with stones, till they die. At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put the evil away from among you.” (Deuteronomy 17:2-7)
- Read also: II Kings 17:16; II Kings 21:3-5; II Kings 23:4-5; II Chronicles 33:3-5; Jeremiah 8:2; 19:13; 33:22; Zephaniah 1:5.