What was the mysterious substance provided by God to the Israelites to overcome the hunger in the wilderness for 40 years? In the Hebrew Bible, the manna is referred to as food (edible substance) provided by God during the Exodus of the people of Israel.
The Bible discusses the sufferance of Jewish people in Egypt. It explains how the Israelites got out of Egypt, where they had been slaves, to the Promised Land. They had to cross the Sinai Desert. And inevitably, given that there was a lot of Israelites and very little food, as it was a desert, they ran short on supplies. At this point, in order to prevent the population from starving, God sent down “Manna” from heaven.
As it fell to Earth, Manna is described as some kind of seed. These seeds were connected the day after they had fallen to Earth. Manna provided food for the Israelites every day except Friday, since on Saturday—the Sabbath—it did not fall.
In the Biblical book of the Exodus, it is written that Manna appeared every night and every morning after the dew disappeared and that it had to be collected before the heat of the sun melted it.
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According to historical accounts, Manna arrived with the dew, at night. It is described as a kind of seed similar to that of the coriander, white, which after being ground and baked resembled wafers with honey, although in some accounts it is described as being the same color as Indian myrrh.
There are two descriptions referring to Manna in Hebrew Bible. Manna is described twice both in Exodus 16:1–36 and once again in Numbers 11:1–9. In Exodus, it is described as “a fine, flake-like thing” similar to the frost on the ground.
In the Fourth Book of Moses, Manna is detailed as arriving with the dew during the night. In the book, there are details of Manna resembling bdellium—a semi-transparent oleo-gum-resin extracted from trees growing in Ethiopia, Eritrea, and sub-Saharan Africa.
So, basically, Manna was food sent by God, to keep the population from starving. But still, it is unknown what it was. In the book of Exodus, Israelites were told only to eat manna they had gathered for each day as stored manna “bred worms and stank.” However, curiously, manna stored the day before the Sabbath did not spoil overnight, as it clearly states in Exodus 16:23–24:
Some believe that the Zohar—a collection of spiritual commentaries and interpretations of the Torah and is central to the mystical Kabbalah belief written in the 13th century may offer more details about this mysterious food source. In the Zohar, there are descriptions of what is referred to as the Ancient of Days providing Manna.
According to the Book of Daniel, “Ancient of Days” is a name for God. In Eastern Orthodox Christian hymns and icons, the Ancient of Days is sometimes identified with God the Father or occasionally The Holy Spirit.
Ancient astronaut theorist Giorgio A. Tsoukalos said: “The text speaks of different-sized brains, different-sized faces that were connected with different tubes and different light sources. Theologians have suggested that this was a description of God. However, when looked at from a modern perspective, what is described in the Zohar isn’t necessarily a god figure, but rather a type of machine.”
And despite the fact that theologians have suggested that this is a description of God, ancient astronaut theorists argue that from a modern perspective, what is described in the Zohar isn’t necessarily a god figure, but rather a type of machine: “A machine that somehow produced ‘manna’ a mysterious food source that has still not been identified, despite the fact that numerous historical accounts suggest it was real.”
The Manna machine theory offers two explanations as to where the Israelites may have gotten it from. One suggests they stole it from the Egyptians before their exodus, while the other, more controversial one suspects extraterrestrials gave it to them as a humanitarian gesture, to prevent their starvation in the desert.
Either way, the answer, like the Ark of the Covenant, seems lost to history.
In 1978, George Sassoon and Rodney Dale wrote a book which was based upon a translation of the section of the Zohar called “The Ancient of Days.” In the book, the authors conclude that Manna was produced by a machine that had created algae as food for human beings in biblical times. The so-called Manna machine was eventually reproduced by George who was an engineer, who is said to have followed the directions given by The Ancient of Days. After creating the machine, he claimed it created a food source of algae.
Furthermore, this explains how the Israelis survived their 40-year journey in the Sinai Desert. It is said by Sassoon and Dale that a nuclear reactor used to power the Manna machine was stored within the Ark of the Covenant. Today, scientists have successfully pioneered a process that produces a substance high in protein by means of solar energy, water vapor, and chlorella algae. Could this be a duplication of alien technology from thousands of years ago?