A direct descendant of Gimel, Hazar was a woman who had her beginnings in the city
of Gabatha, one of the twelve cities of the Sethians. She became the most renowned
healer in Zion and was chiefly responsible for the growing of grapes and the production
of wine. She was never married and never had children. The reason for this is implied
in Beginnings 10:24-25. These scriptures reveal that perhaps Hazar-Gabatha was a
lesbian, possessing the body of a woman but the spirit of a man.
24. But the greatest of all the treasures of Zion was there none greater sought than
the gift of wine. For hitherto was no wine made among the children of men, and the
secrets of both grape and vineyard did no man know but one.
25. For there lived in the city of peace, a woman whose name was Hazar-Gabatha of
the house of Gimel, the son of Abel and Yoshibel.
26. And she taught unto certain wise ones, all the skill of her trade, for she was
a healer, dealing always in the secrets of both plants and herbs.
27. For wine is good as a medicine, making merry the heart, and soothing the stomach
of many troubles.
28. For this cause was there given unto the inhabitants of Zion, a daily measure
of wine, that they might eat their bread in joy. Yet was there no drunkenness among
the children of promise. For each was held accountable unto God.
29. Now the woman, Hazar-Gabatha, caused that a variety of vineyards should be planted
round about the walls of Zion, and the wine therefrom did she cause to be divided
into two lots: for unto the temple would go the finest and the best;
30. And of the second lot would merchants come from the lands round about, from Calneh
and Shinar, from Uruk beyond Tigris to Sumer would merchants come to purchase with
gold and silver and all manner of precious stones the wines of Zion.
31. Thus was Zion made rich and prosperous above all the cities of the land. And
Zion was blest of God for there dwelt therein the pure in heart, filled with compassion
and mercy towards all men, upon the lands round about.