From the links below, it looks like matzevot are used as monuments and an obelisk is one form it can take. Considering the numerous verses where ELOHIM is clear that anything pagan separates HIM from HIS people and HE commanded to be the only ONE worshiped by them, it is sad that many today [Christians and Jews] do not realize what they are embracing since the obelisk was specifically for a pagan deity, the sun god.
13 He shall also break the pillars of Beth-shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of Egypt shall he burn with fire.
13 [Nebuchadrezzar] shall break also the images and obelisks of Heliopolis [called On or Beth-shemesh—house of the sun] in the land of Egypt, and the temples of the gods of Egypt shall he burn with fire.
13 He will shatter the sacred pillars in the temple of the sun in Egypt and burn down the temples of the Egyptian gods.
13 He will also break the standing-stones of the temple of the sun in the land of Egypt and burn to the ground the temples of the gods of Egypt.”’”
12-13 I will have him set Egypt’s temples on fire, and he will either burn or carry off their idols. He will destroy the sacred monuments at the temple of the sun-god. Then Nebuchadnezzar will pick the land clean, just like a shepherd picking the lice off his clothes. And he will return safely home.
13 He will destroy the memorial stones that are in the temple of the Sun God in Egypt, and he will burn down the temples of the false gods of Egypt.’”
13 He shall demolish also the matzevot Bais Shemesh, that is in Eretz Mitzrayim; and the batim (houses) of the g-ds of the Egyptians shall he burn with eish.
The next two paragraphs are from the link below:
“matzeva, also spelled Maẓẓevah (Hebrew: “tombstone,” “monument”), plural Matzevot, or Maẓẓevoth, a stone pillar erected on elevated ground beside a sacrificial altar. It was considered sacred to the god it symbolized and had a wooden pole (ashera) nearby to signify a goddess. After conquering the Canaanites, early Israelites used these symbols as their own until their use was outlawed as idolatrous (e.g., Deuteronomy 16:21).
In the Old Testament (Genesis 28:18–22; 2 Samuel 18:18; Joshua 4:20–23) matzeva is used to designate a stone memorial, or monument, or, more specifically, as in the case of Rachel, a tombstone resting upright on a grave (Genesis 35:20). This latter meaning is retained in modern Hebrew.”
I used to embrace much that was pagan and thought it was the truth because of miracles and supernatural events that were happening to me and others. I even worshiped a creator goddess that I know now is the harlot, the daughter of Babylon who is the mistress of witchcraft and the occult and who is talked about in Nehemyah/Nehemiah, Z’kharyah/Zechariah, Yesha’yahu/Isaiah, and other Scripture. She is as real as satan is. She is wickedness/wrongness and he is evil, literally. Those words are names for them in addition to being used as references to what is of them. In Job [Iyov] 1 and 2, satan is even referenced as coming amongst the sons of ELOHIM and talking with ELOHIM. From Scripture research, I do not believe satan was ever a son of ELOHIM. That is another study!
I have a big passion for the ELOHIM of Avraham, Yitzchak, and Ya’akov and believe HE wants an intimate relationship with HIS creation like HE had when HE walked and talked with Adam and Eve [Havah]. ELOHIM is the Hebrew word for our word “GOD”. I believe ELOHIM is: our FATHER in Heaven, YAHSHUA/JESUS – HIS SON and WORD made Flesh and our MESSIAH/CHRIST, and the HOLY/SET-APART SPIRIT.
I had a huge wake up call that showed me clearly that I was committing witchcraft and occult practices, per verses from Scripture, and making covenants with demons. Confession and repentance per Scripture delivered me and showed me what was really the Truth! I changed my beliefs and have been seeking the ONE TRUE ELOHIM since and love HIM dearly! All I can say is, if you went through what I did you would have no doubt whatsoever that satan is real and so is ELOHIM! ELOHIM is worthy of our whole-heartedly seeking HIM and to be a Holy/Qadosh/Set-Apart people to HIM like HE wanted from the beginning!
ELOHIM is trustworthy and wants us to seek HIS FACE and to love HIM above all! We could all argue till we were out of breath over theological points with no change occurring with us. If we really believe ELOHIM is CREATOR of all living and can do and line up what HE needs to clearly show us Truth from lies, then I encourage everyone to have a conversation with our FATHER in Heaven and put all in HIS HANDS and see what HE reveals! Hold no pride! Whatever HE shows you that is not right in your relationship with HIM, is it worth holding onto for the sake of men [because of pride or embarrassment, because of being separated from family or church’s beliefs]? Is it worth being separated from the TRUTH?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk [The obelisk is a symbol of the sun god ra]
http://www.sztetl.org.pl/de/article/wadowice/12,friedh-fe/2020,cmentarz-zydowski-w-wadowicach-ul-tomicka-/?action=viewtable&page=1 [A number of matzevot are angular obelisks, most of which are made of quartzite or black marble with a golden inscription on the foundation or a white marble headstone.]
http://books.google.com/books?id=sNBFIxTrLh4C&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=matzevot+and+obelisks&source=bl&ots=sxfnmLGext&sig=TUSn2Rl_4H82d51Ycf5t_EgacgY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8rcoU9u7J9S-2wWsoYDoBA&ved=0CIQBEOgBMAk4Cg#v=onepage&q=matzevot%20and%20obelisks&f=false [read the whole page that comes up]
http://fodz.pl/?d=10&id=423&l=en [In the place of mass executions there is an obelisk with Hebrew inscriptions]
Read Deuteronomy/D’varim 27 and 28.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/herndon-monument-climb-2013_n_3309514.html [shows an obelisk called the Herndon Monument]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore,_Oklahoma [talks about the obelisk under the section about the Memorial Park]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ixRW22huk [Shows the destruction of Veteran’s Memorial Park in Oklahoma. Notice no obelisk.]
http://www.cityofmoore.com/locations/veterans-memorial-park [photos of the park before the destruction]
http://www.waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=e3e1adb6-df6c-42cc-8d91-8f865b6a9365&wo=True&p=2&sg=c016aa26-7c38-442c-8846-fab313648208&st=2&ast=True [pictures of different obelisks in the USA]
http://ndepth.newsok.com/black-history/langston [another obelisk]
http://www.amasonry.com/featured-projects/#!prettyphoto/2/ [and another one]