The Israelites pounded olives from the olive tree to produce oil. When pounded, the olive loses its physical appearance and only its essence is extracted. Yeshua was beaten, lost his physical appearance, and his life essence was poured out; however, he was only one olive and it takes thousands of olives to produce olive oil. The Menorah, made of hammered gold, already symbolizes Messiah being beaten and bruised. To continue with honest exegesis, the olives beaten into the oil that give the Menorah the ability to shine in the darkness must be ‘someone’ different.
In ancient times, Mount Tziyon was the highest point in Jerusalem; today its is the mountain south of the Armenian Quarter of the Old City. The word Tziyon occurs 161 times in the Complete Jewish Bible and means ‘signpost’ or ‘monument.’ King David attacked the Jebusites in Jerusalem and captured the fortress of Tziyon and it became the City of David (2 Samuel 5:6-7).
The Hebrew word for ‘deceive’ is mirmah and means ‘false, dishonest or betrayal of trust.’ Mirmah is to be guilty of misleading others.
Bethlehem or Beit-Lechem literally means ‘house of bread.’ Beit-Lechem is where Rachel, the wife of Jacob was buried. The account of Ruth meeting her kinsman redeemer occurs in Beit-Lechem. The prophet Micah prophesied that the ‘future ruler of Isra’el’ would be born in the small village of Beit-Lechem. David, a future ruler of Isra’el, lived in Beit-Lechem and Yeshua, the King of kings fulfilled Micah’s prophecy.