MY JEWISH EXPERIENCE (by Mr Nizin Lopez).
(Teudat Yehudit given to me by an Orthodox Rabbi)
My name is Nizin Rafael Lopez, I am a 41 year old Cuban-American artist of Sephardic-Jewish background. I was born in Cuba in December of 1975. There I attended two Art institutions & on January, 1993 I arrived in USA after crossing the ocean in a boat. I learned English, did some album covers for some Heavy Metal bands, & I became a Naturalized American citizen. On July of 2002 I discovered something that changed my life forever:
Based on Rabbinical Orthodox Law I am technically born Jewish. I never knew this while I was in Cuba since my family was completely assimilated into Cuban culture. I knew that two of my great-grandparents were born in a place called Turkey & I knew that they were buried in some land called Israel but I had no idea of what Judaism was or how it worked.
(document that proves that two of my maternal great-grandparents are buried in Acco/Ptolemais. I acquired this document in 2004 while I resided in Jerusalem)
Cuba is a communist country and information is not easily accessible there, especially when it comes to controversial politics.
It was in America that I put the puzzle together, after doing genealogical research I realized that my Jewish maternal link had never been broken. Back in Cuba I didn’t even know that the word “Jew” existed.
(my family would get a certain package from Havana once a year [Pesach food]. My grandma knew it had something to do with her heritage but we as a family didn’t know anything about it. There were no Rabbis in Cuba that would teach us anything about Jews, Judaism, or Israel)
So, I got in touch with some synagogue in Orlando/Fla & little by little I began learning things here & there about the Jewish world.
(book “to be a Jew” by R. Hayim Halevy Donin. I read this book prior to getting in touch with the Synagogue in Orlando/Fla)
This was a “Reformed synagogue”, after being there for like two months I figured that their version of Judaism didn’t seem to be the authentic one so…I moved on.
(this acrylic on canvas was given to a Jewish old man with the family name Simkovski. He was a member of the Orlando Reformed Shul)
I ended up attending an Orthodox Sephardic Shul in Georgia where I met a Sephardic Argentinean Rabbi, he helped me out a lot (the best Jew I ever met). This was a real synagogue with what I considered real Jewish practices.
(this acrylic on canvas was donated to the Orthodox Sephardic Synagogue in Atlanta/Ga in 2002)
I became circumcised in Brooklyn/N.Y in late 2002 & on December of the same year I flew to Israel with an organization called “Birthright Israel”. Most of the trip participants were Persian Jews. The following drawings that you see here were done in 2003 when I was in love with Israel.
(ink on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez)
(ink on paper by Mr Nizin Lopez. This drawing was donated to a Jewish organization)
(this ink on paper was also donated to some other Jewish organization)
I became mesmerized with the exoticness of Israel & on 2003 I made aliyah (I was the only one who migrated out of all the people of the Birthright trip).
(Mr Nizin Lopez in the Old City)
I studied in two yeshivas in Jerusalem but after 8 months I ended up going back to sweet home America. Israel seemed very cool at first but I realized that there was no real place for me there.
(this acrylic on canvas was done in Jerusalem sometime around 2003 or 2004 while I attended a Zionist Ashkenazi yeshiva)
They did not accept me in the IDF though I wanted to be part of it. Why? Answer: because I was not trusted. Why didn’t they trust me though I presented all proper documentation to the Rabbis & to the Jewish authorities? Answer: because I am not of pure Jewish race & because in their eyes I looked “LIKE AN ARAB”.
(it is true that I look Middle Eastern but, aren’t Jews supposed to look Semitic? Isn’t Abraham supossed to be from “Ur” of the Chaldeans?)
My mother was half Jewish & completely assimilated into Cuban culture (no Jewish identity whatsoever), my mother’s mother was fully Jewish but knew nothing of Judaism either (completely assimilated into Cuban culture as well). My maternal grandmother & my mother looked European, especially my white skinned-red haired grandmother but, since my father was of olive skin & black haired I came out looking a little Middle Eastern. Personally, I think I am a great guy but looking Persian or Arabic can be a problem in the Ashkenazic-Jewish world. The funny thing is that I don’t even think that I look Arabic, I am simply brown skinned & black haired.
(Mr Nizin Lopez in the tunnel that is right next to the Kotel [the Old City/Jerusalem])
On top of this my Last name is Lopez. In the Jewish world not having a Jewish Last name is almost the equivalent of being non-Jewish. Yeah yeah, … I heard the famous story of the Sephardic “Lopes” Last name with an “S” instead of a “Z”. I also heard about the “Lofez” (פ) but in practical reality that has no use (in my humble opinion).
The minute you open your mouth in the Jewish world and say that your last name is “Lopez” or “Lopes” the Jews smell one thing and one thing only:
What does gentile mean to most of them? Answer:
Once they have heard that your Last name is “Lopez” they are already thinking about talking to your Rab to see if you are really Jewish or not. If you say your Last name is “Listmann” for example nobody doubts you at all. This is how it really works. It is very well known that Israel is controlled by those with Last names like Springer, Roth, Lewinsky, Wachsman, Persky, Webberman, etc. I understand why the fellows in charge of the Jewish world constantly demonize Germany yet at the same time they want to be as European as possible. If these Ashkenazi Jews hate Germany so much why do they still live in Germany?
While I was in Israel I was harassed in the streets of Jerusalem by Israeli guards (yes, I understand they have to do their job). This happened almost everyday & almost every two blocks. They would get right in front of my face and ask: “lean ata noseah?” (where are you going?) They interrogated me many times as if I was some kind of “most wanted” suspect of the FBI or something. I understand that they have to protect themselves from potential terrorists but, what kind of immigrant can live in a country where he is seen as a foreigner almost every single day? I hate to say this but one night I even cried out of bitterness.
(The film ‘CLOSE TO HOME’ deals with this subject. This movie shows how Israeli guards have to do what they do in order to stop suicide bombers. CLOSE TO HOME. Transfax Film Productions. Producers: Marek Rozenbaum & Itai Tamir)
I had a confrontation with an Israeli guard (a Sephardic guy) not far from Jaffa street in Jerusalem. He even called for back up as if I was some kind of freak or something. I would like to clarify that many of these Israeli guards were in fact Sephardim & Mizrachi (even Ethiopians), I’m not blaming everything on Ashkenazim. Then again, they are exercising the will of the Ashkenazic Israeli government. So, there I was,…Halacha says that anyone who is born of a Jewish womb is 100% Jewish but I always had challenges because of the un-kosherness of my genetics & because of my gentile Family name (& in some cases because of my non-elevated social status). It was clear to me that I was not trusted in Israel, I’m sure I was being monitored at all times.
(scene from the film “CLOSE TO HOME”, here we see two female Israeli soldiers patrolling the streets,…they are ready to interrogate anyone who looks “SLIGHTLY ARABIC”,..that includes of course Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews that might look “UN-JEWISH” in their eyes)
(I understand that Israeli soldiers have legitimate reasons to stop and interrogate people who look sort of Arabic or Middle Eastern, I understand that;…I’m not blind. Then again, can a Sephardi like myself live in a place like Jerusalem where he is constantly stopped and interrogated in front of everyone? Can somebody like myself coexist in a country where he is perceived as some type of terrorist? Can someone like myself live in a place where he is not trusted? The New York Times. Wednesday, October 14, 2015. A8)
I realized also that Israel had been created for the wellbeing of the Ashkenazim, it was more than clear to me. Ashkenazi Jews from places like Australia would walk around in Jerusalem with “huge” book-bags & nobody would ask them any questions, nobody would search them, etc. The masterminds of the State brought the Sephardim & the Mizrachim there because they needed to pack the land & because they needed manual labor that “would not offer resistance”.
(Mr Nizin Lopez by the tomb of Theodor Herzl)
I remember that one time I spent a Shabbat with some charismatic Ashkenazi lady and with her husband. I can’t remember the location of their house but I think it was somewhere near Jericho. Her husband was an American convert who had renamed himself “Asher”. It was interesting to me that the Israeli guards would not question him though he was a convert yet, they would always ask ‘ME’ for all kinds of things (teudat tzehut, U.S Passport,…etc).
(here’s the famous American actor Scott Glenn. Let us pretend that he converts to Judaism, moves to Israel, and establishes himself in a Jewish settlement. How is it possible that the Israeli guards could trust somebody like Scott Glenn more than me? Answer: because he is 100% Caucasian. That’s why they trusted Asher,… because Asher could pass for an Ashkenazi Jew)
Asher carried weapons & everything. Why was this? How come Asher was trusted with a weapon & I was not? Answer: Because Asher was of European race and because he had blue eyes. My Jewish roots went all the way back to the Spanish Jews that ended up in Turkey but that did not seem to matter, it was about “looks”.
On another occasion I visited a certain institution in Arad, I spent the Shabbat there. After Shabbat I went to the office in order to make two or three photocopies. There was a guy there, an Ashkenazi Jew in his 40’s. He looked at me and said:
“you wanna make a photocopy? It costs money”. I said to him: “yeah, yeah it’s ok, I got dollars & shekels”.
Then he asked me:
“Do you have a degree of anything?”
I couldn’t believe it. Who needs a university degree in order to make a damned photocopy? He was insulted by my presence; he was implying that brown Sephardic Jews are illiterate and that only Ashkenazim are civilized.
One time I took a bus that would go all the way through Jaffa st & end up right in the Old City, right by the Kotel. Right before my stop in the Kotel Sephardic Israeli guards got on the bus. There were some Ashkenazi Jews in the bus plus me. They asked me for my teudat tzehut (my ID card). It was more than obvious that the Ashkenazi Jews didn’t even need a teudat tzehut, their ID was their European look. In other words, any Jew who looks like an Arab is an automatic suspect.
It is funny that I actually had a distant relative that died in the very famous Auschwitz. I have a letter from the German embassy in Cuba that proved such thing.
I contacted two Holocaust institutions in America but they did not even answer my damned e-mail. I guess they were too comfortable sitting in their chairs.
Note: On November 9th, 2013 the Miami herald published an interesting article written by Jay Weaver. The article was entitled “Holocaust group: Pleas ignored”. The article literally says:
“Holocaust survivors say they’re tired of waiting for the Obama administration to act on their efforts to sue European insurers”.
When I read this I said to myself: “Whaaaat? We’re in 2013 and these people are still talking about what Hitler did?…” Basically, a group of Jews are trying to sue certain European entities because of what happened to their ancestors in the early 1900’s….Not only that, based on the article; they say the following to President Obama:
“Are you with the Holocaust survivors or are you against us?”
(who the hell are these people to speak in such tone to the President of the United States? So,…now Obama has to beg a gang of money loving creatures? Absurd!!!)
The Holocaust institution that I contacted back in the days could not find two minutes to answer my e-mails but the Jews in these articles get desperate when Obama doesn’t do what they want when they want.
(Miami Herald. Sat, Nov 9th, 2013. Section: Local & State. 3B. Holocaust group: pleas ignored)
So, those Jews I contacted didn’t have two minutes to answer my e-mails but they certainly have time to see if they can get “EURO-KESEPH” through Obama.
I also contacted the Rabbinical authorities in Turkey sometime after 2002. I asked them if they could please help me to trace mi lineage as far as possible & they told me that they couldn’t help me. They also told me “to please NOT CONTACT them anymore”. Wow! Incredible… As I mentioned before, both of my maternal great-grandparents were born in Turkey so I figured that maybe those Turkish Rabbis could help me enhance my knowledge of the family lineage yet, the answer went something like this:
“we don’t want crap to do with you because you are not of pure Hebraic race”.
(Ishak Haleva, chief rabbi of Turkey [Hacham Bashi] since 2002. To this day I still can’t believe that the e-mail they sent me said “DON’T CONTACT US ANYMORE”. Wow!!!)
(apparently the Hacham Bashi of Turkey loves to fraternize with important people, here’ he is with the President of Turkey Erdogan)
I met some of my distant Jewish relatives of Turkey in Brooklyn/N.Y in late 2002 right before I traveled to Israel for the first time. I ate with them and I slept in their apartment one night but, I knew that deep inside they didn’t want any kind of long term connection with me because I was considered “a wana be Jew” of unclean lineage. Deep inside they considered me some kind of dirty creature from the bowels of the Hispanic world. Maybe they thought that I was going to ask them for money or something? What reason did I give them for them to think such thing of me? I also have some distant relatives who live in Israel but the Jewish-Turkish relatives that I met in N.Y did not want to give me any of their information either. Maybe they thought that I was going to show up in their houses asking them for something? I am sure that if I would have been a “wealthy-successful/pure-blooded fellow” things would have been different.
So well,.. like I said before, I lived in Israel for approximately eight months. I obtained the temporary passport but I ended up going back to mighty U.S.A.
(this acrylic on canvas was given to a Sephardic Jew of Greek origin named Shahar, my best friend in Israel)
I still remember my last day in Israel. I remember how they interrogated the hell out of me in the airport. I remember how they pulled me out of the line and made me open my bags,…I remember that I went to the restroom & when I got out a Sephardic female Israeli guard went inside of it with what I assume was “a bomb detecting dog” (some German shepherd). She even made eye contact with me as she entered it. I remember thinking to myself:
“Wow, I came to this land to give this people all my heart, all my love, all my everything & they think I’m some kind of demonic psycho”.
I remember that while I resided in Jerusalem there were times when the bus drivers would not even open the doors of the bus to me. Sometimes when I would catch the bus the Israeli guards would interrogate me even inside the bus in front of everyone as if I was some kind of freak. It was more than clear that I would not be able to live in a place like Jerusalem. Arad for example was different but I was so burned out with all the psychological harassment that I decided to return to USA (definitely the right decision at the time).
Now that I look back I think to myself:
“What the hell happened to me that I decided to move to a psycho-place like Israel?”
(maybe, just maybe,…maybe the Israeli government thought that I was a spy for some Arab country or something? The Israeli government, they surely know what a spy is!!!)
I didn’t know any better at the time plus I knew almost nothing about the Jews & about Judaism. At that time I perceived the Jews as some kind of rarity but little by little I came to my senses and realized that today the word “Jew” stands for “Ashkenazi”. There are lots of things that have been swept under the carpet in the so called Jewish world. I discovered for example that the Ashkenazi Jews, at least those of them who come from Slavic lands are descendants of European converts known as the Khazars (Scythians). I was discriminated against because I was not of pure Jewish race but most of those Caucasian looking Ashkenazi Jews are not in the position to point a finger at me. What kind of Hebraic-Semitic Last name is “Millikovsky” for example? That doesn’t sound too “Habiru” or too “Shasu” if you ask me.
(book “the invention of the Jewish people” by Shlomo Sand. This book deals with the controversial issue of the Khazars. All Ashkenazi Jews should read Shlomo’s challenging book)
(book “Abraham’s children” [race, identity, & the DNA of the chosen people] by Mr Jon Entine. This excellent book also mentions the Khazars)
(book “Wars of the Jews” by Monroe Rosenthal & Isaac Mozeson. Page 207 mentions the famous Khazars)
In the book “Wanderings” Mr Chaim Potok sheds some light of the issue of the Khazars. On page 335 he says the following:
“The theory that much of Polish Jewry was initially comprised of converted Khazars cannot as yet be satisfactorily substantiated, though it is not to be entirely discounted.”
(Wanderings. Chaim Potok’s history of the Jews. pg 335)
I read the book “the thirteenth tribe” by Mr Arthur Koestler while I was in Jerusalem. Since I was under total surveillance they probably didn’t like to see me reading that kind of stuff (such thing probably made me look even more suspicious).
(the majestic book “THE THIRTEENTH TRIBE” by Mr Arthur Koestler, a very intelligent man [a Jew]. This is probably the best book ever written about the “ASHKENAZI-KHAZAR” issue)
(it is obvious that the Jews didn’t like Koestler’s revealing book, so…they murdered him [and his wife] and made it look like a suicide. They [the Jews] also worked overtime making people believe that Koestler was a sexually perverted person. Mr Arthur Koestler, born in Hungary; died in London on early March 1983)
If one looks for example at the Ashkenazi Rabbi named “Israel Meir Kagan Ha Cohen” (the famous Chafetz Chaim) it’s not too hard to see that he is not necessarily of a Hebraic-Semitic flavor. As a matter of fact, the family name “Kagan” is said to derive from the leaders of the Khazars that changed their title to “Kohen” (family names like Kagan, Kogan, Kaganovich, Kahan, Khan, etc…all those are of potential Khazar origin).
(the famous Ashkenazi Rabbi known as the ‘Chafetz Chaim’, it is obvious that he was descended from the Khazars)
This would mean that the famous Chafetz Chaim comes from Caucasians that embraced Judaism at some point. Personally, I don’t see any problem with that. Then again, if someone like myself says that Chafetz Chaim is of “KHAZAR EXTRACT” that is considered offensive. Yet, some Ashkenazim have called Rabbi Ovadia Yosef “a donkey with books” & “an Arab dressed as a Rabbi” (Rab Ovadia Yosef is the ex-chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel).
(this acrylic on canvas was done in Caracas/Venezuela in 2007. I was visiting a Moroccan Sephardic community at the time)
It is more than obvious that the Ashkenazim as a whole are not of pure Hebraic race. In fact, there has never been a pure Jewish race (the Ashkenazim have a very complex origin that goes beyond the Khazars, they are connected to ancient Assyria). In the veins of the modern Jews flow the blood of Hyksos, Romans, Greeks, Turks, Armenians, Berbers, Slavs, Ethiopians, Germans, Arabs, Egyptians, etc. In the times of the Roman emperor Domitian for example the Jews were desperately looking for converts in order to make up the blast they had suffered under Titus in 70 A.D.
So, where are the golden lineages of these Jews who were interrogating me in the streets of Jerusalem? Where are the supreme Hebraic bloodlines of the Ashkenazi Jews? Where are the perfect lineages of the Sephardic & Mizrachi Jews? Didn’t the legions of Titus ravish all the Jewish women of Judea? Didn’t the Emperor Hadrian sell the Jews for the price of a horse in Hebron & in “Gaza”? Yet today they act as if they are some refined pure race. In fact, the ruling Ashkenazi elite & some Sephardim as well view themselves as the incarnation of divinity itself (nothing but absolute ignorance).
(here we have the highly attractive Israeli model “BAR REFAELI”. It is said that her mother is an Ashkenazi Jew [Tzipi Levine] and that her father is a Sephardi of Italian heritage [Rafi Refaeli]. In the veins of BAR REFAELI runs the blood of Romans, Greeks, and the blood of the famous Khazars obviously)
Who and what are the modern Jews anyways? Are they 100% biological Semites of perfect Semitic lineages? Like I said before, through their veins flow the blood of many ethno-cultures that became absorbed by the Jewish world. All those Jews in Iran for example, do you really think that they are a pure Hebraic-Semitic race from the Israelite tribe such and such? They emanate mostly from proselytes, the Biblical book of Esther speaks about this on Esther 8:17. The Jews of Morocco for example come mainly from Berber converts among other North African elements such as Greeks & Romans.
(portrait of Moroccan Rabbi Baba Sali. Done in Caracas/Venezuela in 2007)
If we look at the Jewish actors in the film industry we can see clearly that all of them are Ashkenazi Jews with European sounding family names. Why is it that there are almost no famous Jews in Hollywood with Last names lime “BenAmu, Alfassa, Bitton, Caro, Amar, Barzilai, Kaduri, Chokron, Darwich, Katsav, Abuhatzeirah, Maleh, Uziel, Abuaf, Kerub, Parenti, or Meshullam”? There might be one or two with family names like “Azaria” (of Greek-Jewish background like the “Sarkozy” of Gaul) but those are very few. This happens because the Ashkenazi Jews are trying to export an image to the world, they want to make sure that the world sees Ashkenazi Jews as “real Jews”. In other words: only Jews who are completely “WHITE” are Jewish, only Jews of the Holocaust spark are Jewish.
(since most people ‘DONT EVEN KNOW’ that there is such thing as “SEPHARDI”, it has been necessary to publish books like this one here)
I remember that I saw an Israeli movie called “Walk on water”(Eytan Fox, 2004),… the main actor was a guy named “Lior Ashkenazi”. Is it by accident that the main actors & actresses in most Jewish films are Ashkenazim & not Sephardim?
(scene from the film “WALK ON WATER”. On the right: the actor Lior Ashkenazi)
(here’s a scene of the 2013 Israeli film “Bethlehem”. The main actor in the movie is a Sephardic looking Shin Bet officer named “Razi”, his real name is Tsahi Halevi. Who knows about ‘brown skinned’ Tsahi Halevi? The world only knows about Ashkenazi actors like Adam Sandler. Bethlehem, a movie from 2013 directed by Yuval Adler)
In other words, in the eyes of the world Jews who look sort of Spanish or Middle Eastern are not considered “real Jews”. Only the white skinned-blue eyed Jews with Last names like Frank, Berger, or Sinkoff are real Jews. Right?
(Jared Kushner: a corporate Ashkenazi Jew who happens to be the son in law of the 45th president of the United States. Jared is 100% white and rich, the influential Ashkenazi Jews want people to believe that Jews are 100% white. Sephardim? Mizrachim? What the hell is that?)
Yet they demonize Germany every time they get a chance. It is interesting however that some of the Jewish-Ashkenazic family names are also used by gentiles. For example, one of the folks judged in Nuremberg was called “Hans Frank”, he was a gentile. Yet “Frank” is also the Last name of the Holocaust symbol known as “Ann Frank”. So, the Jewish world rejects family names like “Lopez” but they don’t have a problem with Last names like “Frank”. Right?
(on the left: Ann Frank, the poster child of the Holocaust. On the right: Hans Frank, one of Hitler’s top devils. One is a Jew and one is a Nazi but they both have the family name “FRANK”!! Would the Nazis have accepted Hans Frank if “FRANK” would have really been a “HEBRAIC-SEMITIC” Last name? Answer: No. The family name “FRANK” is as UN-JEWISH as “GARCIA” or “ESCOBAR” but since it is nevertheless a ‘EUROPEAN’ family name then it is considered kosher)
Lots of movies that are produced by Hollywood are embalmed in subliminal messages concerning the pain of the Ashkenazi Jews. In 2007 the cinematographer Eli Roth (an Ashkenazi Jew) released a horror film seasoned with “Holocaust spices”: Hostel II. The brilliant Ashkenazi minds behind the film industry,…they know that people are sick and tired of the Holocaust, so now they are adopting new tactics.
(here’s the Holocaust movie “Life is beautiful”, a ‘CLASSIC’ from 1997 directed by Roberto Benigni. The Hollywood Yids know very well that people ‘ARE NOT BUYING IT ANYMORE’,…so, they have decided to refine their tactics. Subliminal techniques!!! Right?)
In Hostel II Mr Eli Roth gave us an innocent girl (Lorna) that loves to write on her diary. The character known as Lorna is a new version of “ANN FRANK”, it looks like Mr Roth is using subliminal tactics!!
(Mr Eli Roth is pretty much forcing us to think of Ann Frank, he is forcing us to think about the Holocaust. Here we see Lorna holding her diary. Hostel, a film from 2005 directed by Eli Roth)
(Lorna is kidnapped and tortured to death by some corporate non-Jewish European woman [an Erzebet Bathory type]. Basically, Mr Eli Roth is telling us that Jews are innocent and that gentiles are bad; Lorna is “ANN FRANK” and the Bathorish woman symbolizes the gentiles)
Not so long ago came out a film named “Inglorious Basterds” (2009, Tarantino/Eli Roth). This movie shows a Jew beating the hell of out of a German with a bat. If you ask me I would say that this is absolutely psychotic. Was it really necessary to show how a maniac called “the Bear Jew” smashes the cranium of some German fellow?
(scene from the film “INGLORIOUS BASTERDS”. Apparently Mr Tarantino & Eli Roth tried to re-create the “PERFORMANCE” of Shmuel HaNevi mentioned in chapter 15th of the 1st book of Samuel. I Samuel 15:33 says that the prophet Shmuel severed Agag, king of Amalek,..he butchered him. In “Inglorious Basterds” the Bear Jew [Mr Eli Roth] beats a German soldier to death with a bat as if he was a second incarnation of the prophet Shmuel. Some Jewish fans of this movie categorized Inglorious Basterds as “JEWISH PORN”, meaning that it was orgasmic for them to see a German being brutalized)
Let’s be honest here, it is more than obvious that some folks out there want to force a certain agenda into the collective psyche of the West. I believe in 110% freedom of speech, I believe that Tarantino & the talented Eli Roth of “Hostel” have the right to make movies in which ever way they please. Yet, it is more than clear that the Ashkenazi Jews who run Hollywood are trying to promote certain values that are beneficial for their personal agenda (for their ego more than anything).
(as one can see here, the legacy of historians like “Tacitus” must vanish from this earth simply because “someone out there” thought it was too “PRO-GERMAN” somehow)
I wonder, how much longer must we hear about the darkness of Auschwitz? How much longer must we hear about the genocide that shook Europe during the Third Reich? How long must the media sorcerers rub “their pain” in the faces of the gentiles? Why is it that gentiles must be constantly bombarded with the dark cloud of W.W II?
Like I stated before, I have a distant relative that perished in the very famous Auschwitz but I don’t think anybody owes me anything because of that. I personally think that it would be extremely arrogant on my behalf to think that somebody owes me something because of that distant relative of mine who died in Poland. The fact of the matter is (and I hate to say this) that maybe my distant relative was not “such a cool guy”. Maybe he was a nice person but maybe he was not. Whatever happened in the past is the past. At the end of the day, that distant relative of mine is not really my family. The Cubans that grew up with me in my block (no matter what blood runs through their veins) have more to do with me than that guy.
(is it by accident that the one on the cover of this book is a child? They could have chosen for example an adult male, an adult female, or maybe an older person yet they chose an infant in order to make the Germans look like scumbags. They want to inflict as much damage as possible!)
I want to clarify that I am not one of those guys that are going around saying that the Holocaust did not happen. It is more than obvious that millions of Jews did perish in Europe during W.W II. Yet, is the Holocaust the only genocide that has taken place in history? It is true that there is something surreal about Holocaust, there is something extremely complex and spiritual about it, something even Kabbalistic (like a “Har Sinai” type of thing).
Yet the truth is that technically speaking it is not the only genocide that has taken place in our bloody human history. What about the 6,000 000 Ukranian Christians that were starved to death in Ukraine by the Stalinist Ashkenazi Jew named Lazar M. Kaganovich? I know that when he was young some gentiles used to abuse the Jewish population there in the Ukraine. Yet, does that justify the death of 6, 000 000 Ukranian Christians? You might even say that he is blameless because he was operating under Stalin. So well, then Julius Severus was innocent too when he blasted the Jewish population in the times of Emperor Hadrian? The ugly truth is that a Jew was in charge of the Ukraine in the early 1930’s, Kaganovich is responsible for the suffering of all those poor souls!
(here we see the Khazar devil Lazar Kaganovich with his beloved ‘homeboy’ Stalin)
Why don’t we hear about this on national TV? Why are there not “huge shrines” in America denouncing the atrocities of Mr Kaganovich? Obviously the media will never say that a Jew was responsible for the death of millions of Christian gentiles because millions of Christian gentiles send millions of dollars to Ashkenazi Israel all the time. Yet, we keep on hearing how Bibi Netanyahu visited Auschwitz on day such and such….
(here’s the American Christian fanatic John Hagee: a politician disguised as a Pastor. Mr Hagee has given millions of dollars to Israel and to the Jewish cause in general. Why? Answer: because he believes that Jews are a chosen race of Demigods)
At least a million of Armenian Christians perished in what was formerly known as the Hittite empire but, nobody seems to pay attention to their Holocaust. They experienced unspeakable suffering of Biblical proportions. They went through massive deportations like in the times of Assyria. Their women were ravished, they experienced all kinds of odds.
(the excellent film “Ararat”, directed by Atom Egoyan, 2002. This movie deals with the pain of the Armenian people. Most folks out there ‘DON’T EVEN KNOW’ that the Armenian nation underwent a genocide)
(around 1.5 million of Armenians perished in the Ottoman empire before and during W.W. I; from 1914 to 1918)
Not so long ago in the 1990’s the Serbians blasted the hell out of the Bosnians. They placed the Bosnian men in concentration camps & raped the Bosnian women in stadiums…it is said that the Russians ravished at least 1,000 000 German women in 1945 & they made no distinction. If something like that would have happened to the Jews that would have been all over the News, the whole world would have condemned it as an unspeakable atrocity. Is this not true?
(scene from the film ‘THE GOOD GERMAN’. This movie shows how the Russian soldiers ravished women in German territory,…in “THE GOOD GERMAN” a lady named Lena Brandt [Kate Blanchett] is violated by a Russian man, she has no choice but to shoot him. One must watch this grotesque scene in order to understand what German women underwent after the Nazi regime collapsed. The good German, a film from 2006 directed by Steven Soderbergh)
When the Olympics came about not so long ago in England (in 2012), the Bosnians presented themselves smiling with an aura of contagious positivism. They didn’t carry signs depicting the horrors they experienced back in the 1990’s, they were just trying to give the world something positive. Then came the Israeli team. Incredibly enough Israel wanted the British government to honor the memory of those eleven Jews that were killed in Munich.
(scene of Steven Spielberg’s “MUNICH” . In the movie Steve [the guy on the left] says that ‘THE ONLY BLOOD THAT MATTERS TO HIM IS JEWISH BLOOD’. Oh really? And what exactly is that? Perhaps Khazar blood?)
In other words: the Bosnians went through excruciating suffering in Yugoslavia in the 1990’s yet they didn’t ask England to do anything special for them. The British gave Palestine to the Jews yet Israel expected a special treatment for something that happened “in Germany” (not in England) in 1972. They expected the British to give “a minute of silence” for those eleven Jews at the opening of the London games. People there were trying to have a good time, why would they want to hear about some bizarre event? Why should a Super-Power like England exalt eleven non-British mortals as if these guys were incarnated gods? Greece for example deserved to light the torch because the Olympics are an idea of Greek foundation.
(Hitler’s Jewish soldiers. This is a great book. Every single Ashkenazi Jew should read this)
The Ashkenazi Israelis conducted radiation experiments with approximately 100,000 Moroccan Jewish children in the 1950’s, this had a tremendous long-term impact on the Israeli-Moroccan community, it was a silent genocide. There is a documentary called “Yaldeh Gazezet” (the ringworm children) that talks about this. This was directed by two honorable Ashkenazi Jews named David Belhassen & Asher Hemias (Dimona productions LTD, 2003).
(scene from the documentary “YALDEH GAZEZET” [the ringworm children]. Here we see a Sephardic-Jewish woman talking about the horrors she experienced in the early years of the State)
So, how come nobody hears about these Mengelish experiments? The fellows who run the Jewish world obviously care about eleven adult Ashkenazi Jews (the Munich folks).
In the early years of the State the Ashkenazim stole at least 4500 children from Yemenite Jewish families. They gave them to wealthy Ashkenazim who could not have kids. Was this not an unspeakable crime? Didn’t they silence the Yemenite Rabbi Uzi Meshullam? They destroyed him.
(here we have Rabbi Uzi Meshullam, martyr of the Yemenite Jewish community. The Ashkenazi-Israeli establishment murdered him “SLOW MOTION”. Rabbi Meshullam was conducting a heavy investigation that was not convenient for the Israeli-Ashkenazi elite, they had to get rid of him somehow. They murdered him)
I understand that those Yemenite Jewish kids were going to have a better future if raised in the houses of wealthy-educated Ashkenazi families.
(Jews from Yemen)
Then again, what about their biological parents? Didn’t they have the “imminent right” to be with their own children? What would happen for example if somebody out there would steal children from an Ashkenazi family in order to give them to wealthy Sephardic Jews in New York?
(every Jew must watch the majestic film ‘IN SATMAR CUSTODY’ by Nitzan Gilady. This excellent documentary deals with the absolute evil of the Satmar Jews [a sect of Orthodox anti-Zionist Ashkenazim]. This movie explains how influential Ashkenazi Jews in America abused the hell out of humble and honest Yemenite Jews. Once again: every Jew must watch this film!!!)
I know that no country is perfect and I understand that everyone has some kind of dust under the carpet,…yet it is impossible to deny that the Ashkenazi-Israeli government “WRONGED” the Yemenite Jewish community (the religious Yemenite Jews that migrated to Israel in the early days of the State,…they were betrayed).
(“WE LOOK LIKE THE ENEMY”, the hidden story of Israel’s Jews from Arab lands, by Rachel Shabi. This is a “kick ass book”. In pages 44 & 45 she explains how the Ashkenazim stole children from Yemenite families in order to give them to Ashkenazim in Israel & abroad. Every Sephardic & Mizrachi Jew should read this majestic book)
Not so long ago the FBI arrested an Ashkenazi Rabbi called Levy Ishak Rosenbaum because he was trading human kidneys. Basically, he would take advantage of vulnerable families. He would buy a kidney for $10,000 and then he would sell that organ for $160,000 to desperate wealthy families living in America. I personally investigated this issue and realized that the newspapers seemed to be doing everything in their power for the sake of protecting his image. They would not refer to him for example as “Rabbi” Levy Ishak Rosenbaum, they would call him instead “Mr” Rosenbaum or something like that. In other words, they tried to disassociate the word “Rabbi” from the name Levy Ishak Rosenbaum. I hate to say this but, can anyone deny the dangerous aroma entangled in the actions of this Orthodox Ashkenazi Rabbi? His actions speak volumes in many aspects.
(here we have the Orthodox Rabbi Levy Ishak Rosenbaum [an Ashkenazi Jew],… busted in 2009!!! Some people are willing to cross all kinds of limits in order to make money)
(whaaat? Orthodox Rabbis involved in trafficking human organs? Orthodox Rabbis arrested in USA? An incredible sight indeed!!!)
What bothers me the most is that if somebody like me dares to speak out, meaning to say something that “some little group out there” dislikes, that person will suffer some type of repercussion. They might not censor you openly but they have a way of doing things. There are for example certain specific organizations out there that are nothing but Stalinist-anti freedom of speech machines. The people in charge of these organizations believe that they have the right to silence those who dare to have a different opinion. I know that there will be some that will probably accuse me of being an “anti-this” or an “anti-that” (this is not a surprise). We all know that certain specific labels out there have been greatly exploited for political purposes.
Yes I understand that there is a difference between freedom of speech and hate speech. I don’t necessarily support hate speech but some organizations out there are exploiting this in order to get away with censorship for the sake of their convenience (for their ego more than anything). I believe that for example guys like Ephraim Sevella (he wrote the book “Farewell Israel”) should be allowed to speak up openly & without any restrictions. It is said for example that Arthur Koestler (the guy who wrote “the 13th tribe”) committed suicide. Did he really do that or did somebody murder him? Many people have been brainwashed into believing that anyone who criticizes Jews, Judaism, or Israel is automatically an anti-American. This is absolutely stupid! The brilliant minds who founded America were Masonic Christians that came from Britain. America is America and Israel is Israel, they are supposed to be two complete different entities. America is a great entity that advocates freedom & moral values. America does not depend on Israel, Ashkenazi-Israel is the one that needs America. Why should American politicians of gentile background have to pray at the Western Wall in order to have a chance for the presidency? New World Order rituals?
(here you see Bibi in America,…here he is asking for some type of assistance. America is America)
If anyone dares to say anything that upsets the Ashkenazim, he will probably be automatically labeled as a pro-Palestinian. This is also absurd. I have nothing personal against Arab Muslims, Arab Christians, or Druzes. The speakers of the Arabic tongue come from Greeks, Egyptians, Persians, Romans, Jews (yeah, Jews!), etc. The first time I went to Israel with Birthright I interacted with the Druzes for a few minutes, they were kind to all the people in the trip. I actually visited Batis’ home (Gaza) while I lived in Jerusalem. I went there in an armored truck provided by the Ashkenazi yeshiva I attended (I was in a settlement called “Netzarim”). Now that I look back I realize that I shouldn’t have gone there to begin with but then again, I didn’t know any better at the time.
As far as religion goes, I am “technically” born Jewish but I don’t consider myself a Jew anymore. I guess the majority of the Jews never saw me as a Jew to begin with. Most of them never appreciated my dedication, my heart, or much less my creativity. They are merchants for the most part….
(mural done for a Judaica located in S.W Miami/Fla)
I consider myself an Occultist of a very open-mind, I don’t need the dark cloud that rests over the Jews. I don’t need the narrow-mindedness of their Talmud, I don’t need their gladiator arena called Israel, and I don’t need their gloomy legacy of W.W II.
I see myself as a multi-chromatic transcendental being who appreciates different sparks, I have researched pretty much all kinds of religions and cultures. I believe all peoples have something to share and something to offer one way or another. There are always exceptions to the rules but most of the Jews I have met (and I hate to say this) are narrow minded-materialists who cannot see beyond their noses.
The majority of the Jews in the world say they love Israel but they don’t migrate there. Why? Answer: Because deep inside they don’t really give a shit about Israel.
(the Kotel was my favorite place in Israel)
They see Israel as an exotic destination for tourists, not as a permanent home. Plus if they move there they will not be able to make the money they make in the so called exile (Canada, USA, Europe, Australia, etc). Most Jews don’t really believe in HaShem or much less in the State of Israel, they believe in their own material comfort. They have said over 2022 times that they want to rebuild the Temple on Moriah. I say to myself: “What for?” Do they really care about the Beit Hamikdash? They don’t even have the guts to massively migrate to Israel and they are talking about re-building the Temple that was once enhanced by the Idumean Herod?
Now I must go ahead & change the subject a little bit & talk about some people in Miami/Fla that really despise me. There is a small group of narrow-minded folks would love to see me in jail. Who are these people? I had a verbal argument with some Ashkenazi Rabbi who thinks he is ‘RACIALLY PURE’ (a Yid of pure blood). This Rabbi is a Lubavitcher born in Israel & his name is “Shmuel Gopin” (his ‘Shul’ is located in Midtown/Fla).
A black cloud of negativity came upon me the minute I told him a few things he disliked. He is friends with a fellow of the family name “Model” who is very well connected with Law Enforcement. Plus, he (Mr Gopin) is also friends with a Rabbi named Pinchas Weberman. Mr Weberman is also connected with Law Enforcement (Mr Weberman is the Chaplain of the Police in Miami/Fla). How come I start being terrorized by intelligence agencies the minute I have problems with this Lubavitcher? A mere coincidence?
(this is a painting I did for Mr Gopin, acrylic on canvas)
The ones who harassed the hell out of me have tried to fabricate false evidence in order to put me in jail since early 2011. Even my closest friends were forced to betray me (it is incredible to see the kind of power some influential figures have). I cannot even begin to describe the kind of psychological abuse that I have undergone since 2011. Then again, you don’t hear about this secret breed of “psycho-terrorists” in the News, the truth is that you will never hear such thing.
(acrylic on canvas by Mr Nizin Lopez. The ones who despise me weaponized my own Artwork against me. They contacted the folks in Law Enforcement telling horrible things about me, false rumors. They used my “DARK ARTWORK” against me and began spreading the rumor that I was a potential serial killer, a potential sex-offender, and a potential terrorist. The guys in Law Enforcement decided to believe them for some reason….this is how they isolated me, they made everyone believe that I was a monster. Absolutely horrible!!!)
The things that have been done to me are so “OUT THERE” that most people would not even believe me. The level of corruption found within these animals is simply beyond, they are merciless wolves. These Stalinist devils are very clever, they have prepared all kinds of ‘scenarios’ in order to ensure that no one will believe in my words (character assassination).
(some Orthodox Ashkenazi Rabbis are involved in very grotesque behavior, this article deals with four Orthodox Jews that were torturing people in New York for $50,000. Surely they had good intentions but psychological and physical torture is still “TORTURE” last time I checked. Check out the New York Post, Tuesday, February 17, 2015)
This calamity of mine is also associated with some politically incorrect presentation I made in a mediocre college located in Hialeah Miami/Fla : Miami Dade College. The professor responsible for getting me kicked out of MDC (under false accusations of course) was an Ashkenazi Jewess from Brooklyn named “Sherry Sinkoff”. It is clear to me that somebody in that college tried to evict me in many different ways. The Academic dean of MDC/Hialeah Campus (Ana Maria Bradley Hess) was very interested in sending me to a psychiatric institution, yet she would not give me any document stating that MDC WAS SENDING ME to a psychiatrist. Ana Maria Bradley Hess didn’t give me a separation letter either (as if I never existed).
(here’s the TI Pedro Vargas, an ex-employee of MDC that was shot killed by the Miami Dade Police on July, 2013. There was some type of friction between Mr Vargas and Miami Dade College, MDC told the Police to Gang-Stalk the hell out of him, to drive him insane pretty much forcing him to commit a crime. His neighbors did exactly as they were told: they harassed Mr Vargas systematically,…eventually Vargas lost his mind and shot at least five people. The Police took him out. So we see, I’m not the only one that has had problems with the Honorable Institution known as Miami Dade College)
In early 2011 I started being “GANG-STALKED” by civilians that are recruited by Law Enforcement,…what we have here is basically ‘SYSTEMATIC HARRASSMENT SPONSORED BY THE STATE’. Gang Staling is a secret program of the U.S. Government designed to break a targeted Individual emotionally and psychologically, in other words: “KILLING WITHOUT PHYSICALLY KILLING” (100% psychological torture).
(what you see here is a monument located in S.W Miami/Fla. It is next to the parking lot of Miami Dade College/Inter-American campus. This monument honors “FREEDOM OF SPEECH & HUMAN RIGHTS”)
So, how can I defend myself from the Gang-Stalking syndicate? Where can I go to in order to seek help? Can I go to the Police or to the FBI in order to seek justice? Will ‘THE LAW’ give a damn about a traumatized-broke artist or will they protect the interests of institutions like MDC and Chabad Lubavitch? I realized that I was on my own & that that I couldn’t trust anyone.
My adversaries tried all kinds of grotesque tricks: they have sent me thugs in order to provoke street fights (to stain my spotless record), they have sent me minors asking me to buy cigarettes & alcohol for them (of course I didn’t buy them anything), they have interrupted my cell phone service at times even though it was paid for, they have messed with my e-mail accounts, they have sent me ‘animals’ that have offered me drugs, they have sent me creatures asking me where they can buy cocaine, they have tried to drug me against my will (in restaurants)…I guess they were expecting me to do some type of horrible deed? They have tried to modify me in order to turn me into an abomination,…horrible things!!!
Back in 2012 when I was tattooing in a Miami Beach shop owned by a Russian, an exorbitant amount of un-supervised minors wanted tattoos done by me. Was this a coincidence? Someone was sending them to me,…It is interesting that most of these minors did not have ID and that most of the time they wanted tattoos in private parts (I never tattooed any of them no matter how much money I was offered). A friend of Rabbi Weberman (a Hispanic in the process of converting to Judaism) went to this tattoo shop offering me to smoke marijuana. Perhaps he wanted me to lower my defenses? Who sent this guy? The answer is obvious…I had no choice but to stop doing tattoos.
(black & grey Tattoo done in South Beach/Fla while I worked for the Russian fellow)
Incredibly enough, this unfortunate experience of mine has taken place not in China, not in Russia, not in Iran, but in the United States of America, the Land of the free & the home of the brave. I do not blame the United States government for what has happened to me, it would be wrong for me to generalize and say that “the U.S. government” destroyed my life. However, all the folks behind the Gang-Stalking syndicate are government affiliated, this is a fact. They are “ANTI FREEDOM OF SPEECH TERRORISTS”.
The book “Stopping a stalker” by Mr Robert L. Snow tells us about the consequences of stalking for the victim:
“When a person remains in a constant state of fear and stress, as a stalking victim does, the body doesn’t get a chance to recover from the adrenaline surge, and return its system to normal. Eventually, the body’s system begin to fray, and physical and psychological problems develop. A few of the physical and psychological problems stalking victims suffer include loss of appetite, inability to sleep, nighmares when they do sleep, inability to concentrate, loss of self-esteem, isolation, thoughts of death or suicide, and panic attacks. All of these, incidentally, are symptoms of clinical depression. Some experts have suggested that stalking victims can also suffer posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), described as an exposure to a stressor or event outside the range of usual human experience.”
(Stopping a stalker. A cop’s guide to making the system work for you. By Captain Robert L. Snow. Plenum Trade. New York and London. pg 142)
(here’s Myron May, a lawyer that was shot & killed by the Police in Florida State University. It is obvious that Mr May pissed somebody off, meaning a “BIG FISH”, and that big fish spoke to someone in Law Enforcement. May became a Targeted Individual, civilians recruited by Law Enforcement harassed him systematically left & right, day & night. They drove him insane and when he blew up they took him out. He died on November, 2014)
So my friends, this is the kind of garbage that I have been experiencing since 2011. Why? Answer: Because I dared to criticize the “Chosen ones” at some point. Where the hell is the God-damned freedom of speech then? It is more than clear that somebody out there wants me in jail really bad!! The good thing is that I have learned a lot from these horrible experiences. In fact, I have learned from all my experiences during those surreal eight years I spent in the Jewish world. I definitely learned many-many things.
(some people have labelled me as an “ANTI-AMERICAN” simply because I have dared to speak my mind as far as certain issues go. Does this look like the work of an anti-American Muslim terrorist? Ink on paper by Nizin Lopez, done in Miami Gardens Fla on 9/22/2016)
I will never forgive these anti-freedom of speech gangs for what has been done to me. I want to forgive but, can I? I guess it was meant to be this way for some profound spiritual reason (maybe). Either way, no one is going to stop me from expressing my views.
(the whole ‘GANG-STALKING THING’ has drained me, it has devastated me. This colorful/acidic drawing that I did in 2015 expresses my anger, my frustration, my agony, and my disappointment as far as the system goes. It is obvious that I have lots of resentment inside of me, I am full of bitterness and hatred. Unfortunately this is the truth)
As a conclusion my message goes as follows:
• For the most part Israel is a State designed for the well being of Ashkenazi Jews since the very beginning. The Ashkenazi Jew for the most part perceives himself/herself as a chosen-superior specie destined to dominate the non-Jewish peoples of earth (they envision a domesticated “Benei Noach” world that offers no resistance to them). Not all Ashkenazi Jews feel this way.
(here’s professor Amir Hetsroni, an Israeli Ashkenazi Jew of Khazar flavor who openly states that Israel was made for Ashkenazi Jews, not for Sephardim or Mizrachim. Check out Al-Jazeera’s documentary “Israel’s great divide”)
• The Jewish Ashkenazi elite has no right to CONTINUALLY rub “their pain” (the Holocaust) in the faces of non Jews. Yes, the Shoah was a horrible thing but Ashkenazi Jews are not the only people on this earth that have experienced genocide.
• Some of those in charge of Ashkenazi Jewry don’t really believe in freedom of speech, they are using the “hate speech excuse” & the famous “anti-Semitism excuse” in order to censor whom-ever they disagree with.
(on October 2010 the Cuban-American journalist “Rick Sanchez” was fired from CNN. Why? Because he dared to criticize an Ashkenazi Jew named Jon Stewart, Rick called him a ‘bigot’ plus he implied that Jews are manipulative elitists. Freedom of speech in America?)
• The Jews say they love Israel but they don’t migrate there because their economical supremacy emanates from the spark of Christian European gentiles. Jews depend on USA, Canada, & Europe in order to have the socio-economical status they have. Without USA, Canada, & Europe the apparently all powerful Ashke-Nephilim diminish.
(here’s the Jewish-American genius “Mark Zuckerberg”, considered to be one of the wealthiest folks of all time. Why come “Mr Facebook” doesn’t migrate to Israel? Could Mark accomplish what he has accomplished in a place like Israel?)
• Anyone who dares to disagree with Ashke-Jewish Israeli interests is automatically demonized as an “anti-American” (which doesn’t make any sense at all) and as a pro-Palestinian (which doesn’t make any sense either). Israel depends on entities like America but Israel is not America. Israel must never be confused with America. Yes, Israel has some Western characteristics (positive traits) but Israel is a “blood-spilling gladiator arena” that will never see “REAL” peace. There is a dark cloud over Israel, this is undeniable.
(after the twin towers collapsed in New York on 9-11-2001, the mega-buck Ashkenazi Jews Larry Silverstein and Frank Lowy [an Israeli citizen] received an assurance payoff of over 5 billion dollars. For some reason neither one of them showed up to work on that day. If I, Nizin Lopez, expose these creatures; I am automatically labeled as an “ANTI-AMERICAN”)
For those of you who recently discovered that you have Jewish blood and for those of you who are thinking about converting to Judaism: Please make sure that you understand how things really work in practical life. Halacha, meaning Orthodox Rabbinical Law says that a Jew is he or she who is born from a Jewish womb. In other words, if your mother is Jewish you are supposed to be considered 100% Jewish. Now, here’s the trick: does it really work that way in practical life? Personally, I do not think so but, you are free to mold your own opinion.
• If your mother and your father are Jewish then the Jewish world considers you 100% Jewish. This means that your mother is a Jewess and that you have a Last name that is recognized as “Jewish” by the Jewish world even if it is not really a “Semitic or Hebraic” family name. Remember that the role model of the Jewish world in our modern days is the European looking Ashkenazi Jew, so if your mother is an Ashkenazi Jew and your father is an Ashkenazi Jew with a Last name like Frank, Goren, Lieberman, Berger, Horowitz, Goldenberg, Abramoff, Ashkenazi, or Goldstein, etc… then you are as Jewish as it can get!!!
(here we have the exotic beauty known as Barbra Streisand, a very gifted Jewish woman. This multi-talented American icon is 100% Jewish, her mother is Jewish and her father was Jewish as well. Barbra is Ashkenazi)
(the Spanish TV star known as “DON FRANCISCO”, a full blooded Ashkenazi Jew from Chile. His real name is “Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld”, as Ashkenazi as it can get…100% Jewish)
(here we have the “DROP DEAD GORGEUS” American singer & choreographer ‘PAULA ABDUL’, a multi-talented woman. Paula is “supposedly” 100% Jewish. Her father is a Syrian Jew [a fact] and her mother is supposedly an Ashkenazi Jew. Based on the information that is out there, it is unclear if her mother is Halachically born Jewish or not. If her mother was for example the daughter of a Jewish man and of a non Jewish woman, that would change the whole picture for Paula in “Orthodox Halachic terms”. On top of that, Paula’s family name sounds “ARABIC” [Abdul],…that is certainly not cool if one intends to live in Jerusalem. No matter what Paula is of course welcome in the non-Orthodox “REGULAR” Jewish world because she is famous)
• If your mother is Jewish but your father is not Jewish you are considered 100% Jewish according to Halacha as I already mentioned. Yet, the Jewish world does not really see it that way. They will smile at you in the synagogue and they will give you an aliyah (Sefer Torah reading) but you will always be seen as an “imperfect creation”. There are always exceptions to the rules but deep inside most of the Jews will see you as a half Jew, not as a Jew. In other words, for the most part you will “NEVER” be considered a “REAL” Jew. Anytime that you make a mistake or something they will say: “oh you know, that’s because his father is a Goi” (goi means “gentile”).
(here we have the godly American actor Harrison Ford. His mother is Jewish but his father is not)
• If you are the son of a half Jewish woman (who is technically born Jewish) and of a non Jew you are still supposed to be considered 100% Jewish according to Halacha. Remember, your mother is the daughter of a Jewish woman, she is technically Jewish & that automatically makes you Jewish but keep in mind that in the eyes of the Jewish world you are not even “half Jewish”, you are a born Jew of a mixed background (this happens to be the case of Mr Nizin Lopez).
(Mr Nizin Lopez: a Halachic born Jew, son of a half Jewish woman)
• If you are the son of a Jewish woman and the son a non-Jewish father who could pass for an Ashkenazi Jew things will most likely be better for you than if your father was a non-Caucasian. For example, the actress “Scarlett Johasson” is, based on what I have heard, of Jewish maternal lineage yet her paternal side is of European gentiles. If what I have heard is true, she is technically born Jewish. Based on Halacha, she is 100% Jewish. Since her Last name sounds European, it could pass un-noticed in the Jewish world. Some knowledgeable Jews will know immediately that “Johasson” is not a recognized as a Jewish family name but they will not care too much because it sounds European. On top of that, Scarlett Johasson looks like an Ashkenazi Jew (she is 100% Caucasian) plus she is successful. People like her will not have too many problems in terms of being accepted in the Jewish world. Keep in mind that if she marries a Jew with a last name like “Rosenberg”, the offspring will look 100% Ashkenazi & it will have a Last name that is considered 110% Jewish today.
(the beautiful American actress Scarlett Johansson)
• If your mother is Jewish but your father is a gentile who does not look 100% Caucasian or Sephardic, you are 100% Jewish according to Halacha. Yet, if the Jews are able to detect that one of your parents is not Jewish because of your physiognomy they will ask you for a “Teudat Yehudit” (Jewish certification). Now, remember this: If you have a last name like “Lopez, Gonzalez, or Fonseca”, the Jews will not be very comfortable with that (not even the Sephardim). If you are wealthy they will smile at you a little but, if you are poor they will show you openly that your Last name is a problem in the Jewish world. In other words, they will perceive you as a convert even though you are born Jewish. If you legally change your Last name to something like “Benssason”, the community will like that but many who know about your name change will see you as if you were an impostor. If you don’t have a Jewish Last name you will always run into problems, especially if your physiognomy reveals that one of your parents is obviously not Jewish.
(here we have the famous Canadian rapper “DRAKE” [Mr Aubrey Drake Graham]. His mother is Jewish but his father is not)
• If your mother is not Jewish but your father is Jewish you are not a Jew based on Orthodox Halacha. (in Reformed Judaism you will be considered Jewish). If your mother could pass for a Sephardic Jewess or for an Ashkenazi Jewess then you will be able to pass as a Jew. Basically, if you have a mother that looks like a Jew (let’s say your mother is an Italian) and your father is for example an Ashkenazi Jew with a family name like “Goldwasser, Holtzberg, or Gross” then all the people in the synagogue will assume you are 100% Jewish even though this is not the case. They might even give you an aliyah since they ignore that your mother is not Jewish. Basically, the way it is supposed to work is something like this: You have to undertake a full conversion in order to be considered Jewish. The truth is that the fellows who are deeply immersed into Judaism (such as the Rabbis and politically influential Jews) will never consider you a “REAL” Jew (there are always exceptions to the rules). If you look Sephardic or Ashkenazi, you have a Jewish family name, and nobody knows that you underwent conversion, you will be ok. The minute they find out that you are a convert they will look at you different.
(here we have Mr Michael Douglas, the titan of the film ‘FALLING DOWN’ [directed by Joel Schumacher]. Mr Douglas is “HALF JEWISH”, his father is a Jew [Issur Danielovitch] but his mother is not Jewish)
(Gwyneth Paltrow [Paltrowicz?], the successful American actress. Her father is Jewish but her mother is not. Her father is supposedly descended from Rabbis. Based on the information that is found on the internet, Gwyneth decided to ‘CONVERT’ to Judaism. I assume she went “REFORM” and not Orthodox. I wish her good luck!!)
• If your mother is not Jewish but your father is Jewish you are not a Jew based on Orthodox Halacha. (in Reformed Judaism you will be considered Jewish). Basically, in order to be considered Jewish you will have to undergo proper conversion. If it is obvious that your mother is not of Jewish extract (if she for example looks Chinese) you might face some challenges in the Jewish world even if your father is a Jew and even if you have a Jewish family name. The Jews will request to see a “Teudat Yehudit”. Once they see that you are not born Jewish they will say of course that you must undergo proper conversion procedures. The truth is that in this case the individual will always face challenges because the Jews will be able to detect that the mother is not Jewish based on his physiognomy. Money always helps so if you are wealthy and you have a Jewish Last name things might be a little better depending on what community you are in.
(here we have the creative musician known as “Lenny Kravitz”, his father is Jewish but his mother is not)
• If neither one of your parents are Jewish it is clear that you have to undergo a conversion. If you look like a German, like a Russian, like an Italian, or like a Sephardic looking Hispanic, things will be a little easier for you (especially if you could pass for an Ashkenazi Jew and especially if you are wealthy). If you have a Last name that sounds German or Russian it will help you as well. If your Last name is something like “Ramirez”, you will have a problem. Eventually, you will realize that you will have to change your Last name and adopt a Jewish one (besides your “Hebrew name”). For example, the Jews of India that are called “Benei Menashe” are 100% Jews but they always face challenges because they have dark skin and because they look Asian (of course this should not happen). Remember that the modern Jewish world is an Ashkenazi world; today the word “Jewish” translates as “Ashkenazi”.
(here’s Ivanka Trump, an American business woman who happens to be the daughter of Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. Technically, Ivanka is a gentile that converted to Judaism. Will she be accepted by the Jews? Answer: Of course!!! She is rich, white, successful,…and her dad is the most powerful man in the world. She married an Ashkenazi Jew named Jared Kushner in 2009. Of course the Jews will welcome her with open arms!!!)
(Here’s a Caucasian non-Jewish woman of Sicilian background that has been accepted by the “Jewish community”. She could pass for an Ashkenazi Jew plus she is rich so,…the Jews will not have a problem welcoming her. She might not know anything about Torah, about Jewish history, …she might have never been to Israel but, since she is mega-wealthy the non-Orthodox Jews will accept her with open arms. She is Caucasian and she is rich so she is 100% kosher in their eyes. Check the Sun Sentinel, Thursday, January 8th, 2015)
(here we have a famous “NOVELA GUY”, the Cuban actor William Levy. It is more than obvious that “LEVY” is a Jewish family name but Mr William Levy is not halachically born Jewish. His maternal grandfather was Jewish but that’s about it. Folks like this usually suffer tremendous discrimination in the Jewish world, that is of course if they intend to belong in the “SO CALLED” Jewish world)
Basically, if your mother is Jewish you are 100% Jewish but that is not really how things go in practical reality. In the eyes of the Jews a Jew is he or she who is of Jewish mother & of a Jewish father, of pure blood (that’s how they see it). As far as modern Judaism goes the more European you look, the better it will be for you (of course, things also depend of what community you are in). The more Ashkenazi your Last name sounds, the better it will be for you. If you are wealthy, it will definitely open doors for you as well. Remember, some say that Judaism is a Religion but the Jews really see themselves as a race. The religion is a method of preserving the blood.
ARE THE JEWS A PURE RACE? DO THEY HAVE PERFECT LINEAGES OF GOLD?
Who are the controversial people known as the Jews? Are these people a race? Have they been harassed because they are a monotheistic religion? Maybe they are both a race and a religion? If they are a race, are they a pure-blooded people worthy of some kind of special treatment? It is hard to explain what the Jews are; they are not a simple entity that can be easily described in regular terms. The Jews are pretty much something like a sponge that has absorbed the identities of many ethno-cultures throughout time, they have nourished from that which they have considered “positive traits” while attributing everything to the title “Jew”. They are an organism that lives within a larger “protector-provider organism”.
The Jews for the most part look either completely Caucasian or Mediterranean but they are not a race in strict scientific terms, they are definitely not of pure blood. Their culture is not pure either despite their monotheism and their separatist attitude in general. What is certainly known is that this merchant people have a very ancient root. They certainly have direct connections with the blood drinking territory of Canaan.
From a symbolic perspective, the name Yehudah from which the word “Jew” emanates contains the Tetra-Grammaton, meaning the sacred name of four letters of the Israelite God: YHVH.
(the Holy name of four letters)
If a letter “D” (ד) is added to the name of the Israelite God, then we obtain “YHUDH” which is Yehudah: Y(י)H(ה)U(ו)D(ד)H(ה).
(from a Biblical perspective the tribe of Judah is symbolized by the king of all beasts: the lion)
Since the name of YHVH is contained in the word “Jew” then one could logically deduct that this is the reason why the Jews refer to themselves as “chosen”. The word “chosen” of course has controversial connotations since it can be easily confused with “sense of superiority”.
If we examine the Biblical character called Judah we can see that beneath the scriptural narratives lies an underlying reality: the Jews hybridized with the original Caananite inhabitants of the land back in the days. Genesis 38 tells of Judah’s romance with the daughter of a Caananite named Shua. He had two children with her, Er & Onan, both of them died. One way or another Judah ended up cohabiting with Tamar the wife of Er his firstborn. He had two sons with her, Perez & Zerah. Perez begot Hezron & Hamul. This is not necessarily a story that should be taken literally (especially when it comes to the fellow who is supposed to lead the tribes of Israel) yet symbolically speaking it sheds light on the ancient origin of the Jews.
There are for example some sources that identify the Jews with a location called “Caphtor”, the island that supposedly gave birth to the Phillishtim associated with Mizraim. The Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus sheds light on the subject on Book V, A.D. 70. Section II (The Histories):
“Some say that the Jews were fugitives from the island of Crete, who settled on the nearest coast of Africa about the time when Saturn was driven from his throne by the power of Jupiter. Evidence of this is sought in the name. There is a famous mountain in Crete called Ida; the neighboring tribe, the Idæi, came to be called Judæi by a barbarous lengthening of the national name. Others assert that in the reign of Isis the overflowing population of Egypt, led by Hierosolymus and Judas, discharged itself into the neighboring countries. Many, again, say that they are a race of Ethiopian origin, who in the time of king Cepheus were driven by fear and hatred of their neighbours to seek a new dwelling place. Others describe them as an Assyrian horde who, not having sufficient territory, took possession of part of Egypt, and founded cities of their own in what is called the Hebrew country, lying on the borders of Syria.”
(Mount “IDA” in Crete)
(hoplite headgear, helmet from Crete)
Tacitus basically says that the Jews were Cretans like the Phillishtim and that they were named after a mountain called “Ida”, this is interesting because from a Halachic perspective a Torah scroll can only be considered holy if it is written in Hebrew or in Greek. There must be a logical reson why the 2004 film “Troy” mentions a location named “Ida”. The film TROY was directed by Wolfgang Petersen and it was released on May 14th, the same date the State of Israel came about in 1948. Coincidence?
(Mount “IDA” in Turkey)
(here we have a scene of the 2004 film “Troy”)
(here we have “IDA”, a Catholic woman who discovers her Jewish background…IDA is a Polish film directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, it was released in 2013. A Jewish flower rises from the ashes of W.W. II and her name is “IDA”,… Ida, like the mountain mentioned in the 2004 film TROY!)
Tacitus’ theories find an echo in the Odyssey and in the Iliad of Homer, both works speak of a war like people called the “Solymoi”. Book V.283 of the Odyssey refers to the Solymoi as mountain dwellers like the Idæi mentioned by Tacitus. Book VI.210 of the Iliad calls the Solymoi as a people bent on glory capable of offering the roughest battle.
(map of Lycia/Turkey. The Solymoi were originally a people of Cretan origin, they settled in the region known as “LYCIA”. It is said that the Solymoi were a ‘MATRILINEAL’ people)
Could it be that the Solymoi of Greek flavor are associated with ancient Jerusalem? The name Solymoi is very similar to Hyerosolyma (Hyero-Solyma) and Jerusalem (Jeru-Salem).
(this is a tablet from the 2nd Temple period. This inscription written in Greek forbids gentiles entering the Temple area [under penalty of death]. It is interesting that in the second Temple era Jews did not want Greeks near their Beit Ha Mikdash yet, their ancient roots seem to possess a Greek flavor)
From a pure Biblical approach the history of the Jews begins not with Judah himself but with a Chaldean character known as “Abraham”. His original name is “Abram” without the letter “H” which is the Hebrew letter “Heh” (ה). His name was eventually changed to “Abra-H-am”. Notice that this name which is similar to “Hammurabi” has the root “Abra”, this root is important because it is associated with the words Hebrew, Habiru, & Ivri. In fact, Abraham is the direct descendant of a Biblical character known as “Eber”.
(top Stele inscribed with the “Code Law” of Hammurabi, Louvre)
(Abraham was originally from a location known as “UR”. Here we see the Sumerian “STANDARD OF UR” [peace side], c. 2600-2400 B.C. British Museum of London)
Abraham’s main root is one of the sons of Noach called Shem. Once again, the name Shem in Hebrew is associated with the word “Shammaim” which means “heaven” (here we have once again the element of “choosiness”). This pretty much emphasizes the symbolism of the Hebrew letter “H” (ה) in Abraham’s name.
Shem was not blessed like the expansionist and scientific Japheth (the blessing of Japheth is similar to the favoritism that Anu and Enlil had for the giant Gilgamesh). Instead the God of Shem, meaning YHVH, was blessed. This means that Abraham emanates from a bloodline of certain spiritual characteristics.
The bloodline goes as follows:
• Shem begot Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud, & Aram.
• Arphaxad begot Salah.
• Salah begot Eber.
• Eber begot Peleg.
• Peleg begot Reu.
• Reu begot Serug.
• Serug begot Nahor.
• Nahor begot Terah.
• Terah begot Abram who was born in Ur which is close to the Eridu of Enki & to the Nippur of Enlil.
Abram then migrated to the land that Hadrian once called “Syria Palaestina” & went through places like Shechem, Moreh, Bethel, & Ai. He also migrated to Egypt & his wife Sarai was taken to Pharaoh (Sarai is the daughter of his father, she is also “Ishcah”). Abram received material compensation because of this and returned to Hebron as a prosperous man. This was the moment when he becomes Abra-“H”-am, his wife’s name is changed to Sara-“H”. Sarah is also taken to Abimelech the Caananite king of Gerar (a Phillishti). The book of Genesis says that Abimelech did not touch her. Like Pharaoh, he also compensates Abraham materially.
Abraham ended up begetting a son named “Ishmael” (Ishmael means “God hears”) with an Egyptian woman named Hagar when he was not yet circumcised. When Abraham was 99 years old he underwent the circumcision ritual and begot “Yitzhak” at the age of 100. Abraham & Sarah are said to be buried in the formerly Hittite territory of Hebron (Hebron ended up being conquered by Kenaz).
Abraham arranged a match-making for Isaac through his Syrian-Damascene servant Eliezer (some identify Eliezer as the Og of the Transjordan). Eliezer brought Rebecca, daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan Aram to Isaac (she is also the sister of Laban). Isaac, a fellow who never left the land of Canaan married Rebecca at the age of 40 & became the father of the one who dreams like Pharaoh Thutmose IV: “Jacob”.
(the mummy of Pharaoh Thutmoses IV [Menkeperure] of the 18th dynasty, he was the son of Amenhotep II)
It is said that Thutmoses IV fell asleep by the great Sphinx of Giza when the Sphinx was covered up to the neck in sand. In a dream the great Sphinx promised Thutmoses that if he would free him from the sand that drifted around it, he would indeed become Pharaoh.
(the great Sphinx of Giza)
Chapter 28 of the book of Genesis mentions a somewhat similar story. Jacob fell asleep upon a rock in Bethel (Beth-El means “house of God”) and had a revelation. In the dream YHVH promised him protection and prosperity. Jacob ended up defining the place as a “gateway to heaven”.
(the dream stele of Pharaoh Thutmoses IV. Here we see the Pharaoh honoring the great Sphinx. Could it be possible that the “dream stele of Thutmoses IV” [a large stone] has something to do with the “rock” on which Jacob slept?)
Jacob’s experience in Bethel,…doesn’t it ring a bell when it comes to Thutmoses IV?
The name Jacob appears to find some echoes in the dynasties of the Hykso-usurpers. In the 15th dynasty there was a leader named “Yakubher” (Yakub-her) and on the 16th dynasty there was a leader called “Yakobaam” (Yakob-aam).
(some researchers believe this is the head of an unidentified Hykso pharaoh)
Either way the Biblical Jacob undergoes an initiation and becomes “Israel”.
(the name “Israel” is first mentioned in the stele of pharaoh Merneptah of the 19th dynasty. Here we see a detail of the Stele of Merneptah: highlighted part naming ‘ISRAEL’)
Jacob marries four wives and fathers twelve sons that become the famous 12 tribes of Israel. His main wives are Rachel & Leah, his secondary wives or concubines are Bilhah & Zilpah. His favorite wife was Rachel, she mothered the only tribe that was born in Canaan:
Benjamin. Both Rachel & Leah are daughters of Laban the Syrian. The offspring of Jacob goes as follows:
• Rachel gives birth to Joseph & to Benjamin. The son of the right hand (Ben Yamina) is born in Canaan just like Isaac.
• Leah gives birth to Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, & to Dinah.
• Bilhah gives birth to Naphtali & to the Dan of “Danaan” flavor.
• Zilpah gives birth to Asher & to the Gad mentioned in the Stele of Mesha.
So, let us analyze Jewish genetic history from a Biblical perspective. The Jewish nation begins with an “Ivri” of Uruk called Abraham (keep in mind that the word “Ivri” sounds similar to “Avaris” capital of the Hyksos). His wife who is also his half sister, is taken to the house of two powerful political leaders of the time (Egypt & Phillistia). Some state that Rebecca was profaned by Eliezer the Syrian when she was being brought to Isaac & that this was how Esav came about.
Bilhah & Zilpah were not of the blood of Laban the Syrian, they were maid servants given to laban’s daughters so, right here the racial purity diminished a little bit. Dinah, the daughter of Leah, was violated by a Caananite called Shechem. Shechem’s father proposes massive intermarriages between his nation and the people of Israel (Shechem is a word of Egyptian origin).
In the land of Yuya, the Joseph who “practiced divination” married an Egyptian woman named Asenath & had two children (the story of the “BIBLICAL” Joseph that was betrayed by his eleven brothers might remind us of the tale of Pharaoh Psammenticos I, son of Neco).
(what you see here is the Syrian looking mummy of Yuya. His mummy was discovered in 1905 in the Valley of the kings. Today Yuya’s mummy is exhibited in Cairo. This means that the tomb of Joseph in Israel is empty. Those religious Jews who go there to pray are in fact praying to “a spiritual essence”, the body of “Joseph Ha Tzadik” never left Mizraim. Will the Orthodox Rabbis admit to this?)
(Yosef Ha Tzadik in Cairo!!!)
(Stranger in the Valley of the Kings. Solving the mystery of an ancient Egyptian mummy. By Ahmed Osman. Harper & Row, Publishers, San Francisco)
One is called Manasseh & the other is called Ephraim (Judges 5:14 states that Ephraim derives from the root of Amalek). Both Ephraim & Manasseh are the sons of a woman who is a non Israelite Egyptian like Hagar.
The already multi-chromatic Israel settled in the Goshen of the Hyksos (this could be the Assyrian horde mentioned by Tacitus). There in Egypt they became enslaved for around 400 something years; Exodus 1:22 states that the Pharaoh at the time commanded the extermination of all male Israelite children yet he allowed the females to live. Since Israel stayed in Egypt for a long time, this meant that the Egyptians mixed with all these female Israelites. It is possible that this took place in the times of Seti I or in the times of Ramesses II (in the 19th dynasty, the one that cleansed itself of the Aten monotheism).
The deliverer Moses ran from the land of Akhenaton and married a non-Israelite named Zipporah, daughter of a Midianite tribal leader (there are many scholars that believe that the historical Moses was in fact Akhenaton. If that is indeed the case that would mean that the first “LEVITE” was “BLACK”).
(on the left: Pharaoh Amenhotep IV [Akhenaton], son of Amenhotep III. On the right: President Barack Hussein Obama. Is Obama not a reformer like Akhenaton? Didn’t Obama promise to radically change USA? Amenhotep IV is the closest thing there is to a historical Moses. Statue of Akhenaton: Berlin, Agyptisches Museum)
(“THE TEN COMMANDMENTS”, directed by Cecil B. DeMille . The actor that impersonates Moses is a Caucasian man [Charlton Heston])
(here we have a scene from the 2014 film “EXODUS” [gods & kings]. As we can see here Moses is depicted as a Caucasian man [actor Christian Bale]. The world has been programmed to believe that Moses was a white man like Donald Trump. This movie was directed by Ridley Scott)
(this is the historical Moses!!)
Moses also married a non-Israelite Cushite/Ethiopian female as well. When the Israelites left Egypt they were accompanied by a great “mixed multitude” which is called in Hebrew “the Erev Rav”, this also translates as “the great night”. This so called mixed multitude was composed of course of non Israelites & logically there must have been Israelites there who had mixed with the Egyptians & other groups. Shelomith Bar Divri for example,a female Israelite from the trouble shooting tribe of Dan, she had a son with a non Israelite Egyptian man while in Egypt. Her son, who is referred to as a “megadeph”, meaning blasphemer, was killed by the Israelites. Since he was not considered a real member of any of the tribes of Israel, he retaliated and eventually they put him to death.
Zimri Ben Salu, an Israelite leader, he married a Midianite princess named Cozbi (a non Jewess) in front of all the eyes of Israel. A fellow named Pinchas killed him and Cozbi. So, even the leaders of tribal status went for the non-Israelite females.
(here we have the Phoenicians in action, at sea. The king of Sidon in the times of Akhenaton was a folk named Zimrida. The name Zimrida, doesn’t it remind us of the Israelite name ‘ZIMRI’? Zimri-da = Zimri. Alabaster relief from the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad. Neo-Assyrian, Louvre/Paris)
Genesis 46:10 says that Simeon the son of Leah had a son named Shaul with a Caananite woman, meaning a female non Israelite. Then in Numbers 25 the children of Israel are recorded committing harlotry with the women of Moab, meaning that Israelite men had intercourse with Moabite women. Deuterenomy 21 speaks about how Israel is permitted to cohabit with the beautiful women of conquered gentile nations. Numbers 31:9 says for example that the Israelites took Midianite females as captives, they kept for themselves the women who were virgins only.
Joshua 9 speaks about a group of Caananites known as the Hivites who entered the congregation of Israel under a tricky situation, they were from Gibeon. These allies of Israel lived in the cities of Gibeah, Chepirah, Beeroth, & Kiriath Jearim. These newcomers surely mixed with the Israelites.
Judges 3:6 says that Israel intermarried with the original inhabitants of Canaan and served their gods. Jephtah the Gileadite for example was rejected by his full blooded Israelite brothers because he was the son of a non Israelite, his mother is described as a harlot. The Danite hero Samson married a Pillishti woman from Timnah, slept with a prostitute in Gaza, and with the Pillishti Delilah as well.
Two wealthy Israelites from Bethlehem/Judah, Elimelech & Naomi, migrated to Moab when there was a famine in Israel. Their two sons, Mahlon & Chillion married non Israelite Moabite females: Orphah & Ruth. Both Mahlon & Chillion died & Naomi returned to Israel with Ruth. Ruth eventually married an Israelite named Boaz. King David, the hero of Israel per excellence, was a descendant of a forbidden nation (Moab) through Ruth. Actually, Samuel 22:3 says that Moab protected his parents when the Matrite Shaul was trying to murder him. David married a female named Maacah who was the daughter of a Geshurite king named Talmai. She gave birth to a throne usurper named Absalom. David also married a woman named Bath Sheba.
(an “Alexanderish” sculpture of king David by the majestic Italian artist Michelangelo, early 1500’s)
The son of the “Biblical” David, meaning Solomon, (a pacifist like Amenhotep III) he married not only the daughter of a Pharaoh (it was not customary for the Egyptians to marry their women to foreigners) but women from all kinds of places: from Sidon, from Moab, from Edom, …. Some say that he married the queen of Sheba as well.
(Amenhotep III, father of Akhenaton. This Pharaoh of the XVIII dynasty is the closest thing there is to a “historical” Solomon)
One of Solomon’s sons, meaning Rehoboam, was the offspring of a woman from Ammon named Naamah (Ammon was another forbidden nation like Moab). Ahab the son of Omri married a non-Israelite woman named Jezebel, she was the daughter of Ethbaal, the king of Sidon.
During the conquest of Canaan in the days of Jehoshua ben Nun the tribes had plenty of interactivity with the original inhabitants of the land. Joshua 13:13 says for example that the Maachatites and the Geshurites were not driven out of the land and that they dwell with Israel to this day (as we saw already, David mixed with Maacah the daughter of the king of Geshur). Joshua 15:63 says that Judah did not expel the Jebusites of the very disputed Jerusalem and that they are there to this day. Judges 1:21 says that Benjamin, a tribe that was almost exterminated at one point, they also failed to drive out the Jebusite from Jerusalem and that they are there to this day.
Joshua 16:10 states that the Caananites of Gezer were not driven out by Ephraim and that they remain in that area to this day. Judges 1:29 says the same thing about Ephraim. Judges 1:27 says that Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants from Beth Shean, from Taanach, from Dor, from Ibleam, or from Meggido. Judges 1:30 says that Zebulun failed to drive out the inhabitants of Kitron and Nahalol, they placed a yoke on them instead. Judges 1:31 says that Asher did not expel the people of Acco, of Sidon, of Ahlab, of Achzib, of Helbah, of Aphik, and of Rehob, it says clearly that they dwelled together. Judges 1:33 speaks about how Naphtali dwelled with the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, and of Beth Anath. They put them under tribute. Judges 1:28 states that Israel put the Caananites under tribute, they did not drive them out. They ended up intermingling with them ethnically and culturally as well.
There are way more examples of interactivity between Israelites and gentiles that led to eventual hybridization of race and culture. Samuel I 10:5 says that the first king of Israel, meaning the giant Shaul, went through an initiation in the garrison of the Phillishtim, in the hill of God. Why would the leader of the Israelite nation need to magnetize himself with the spark of a Phillishti location? Saul’s man of trust was an Edomite, Samuel I 22:9 says that Doeg the Edomite was at his service (he killed the Gibeonites).
Samuel II 15:18 says that 600 Phillishti men of Gath were at David’s service: Cherethites, Pelethites, and Gittites. Ittai the Gittite had an absolute loyalty for David. Actually, Kings I 1:38 states that Cherethites and Pelethites helped Solomon when he was in the process of securing the kingdom. David spent a total of one year and four months in the country of the Phillishtim according to Samuel I 27:7. He was protected by Achish the king of Gath. David was also in good terms with Toi the king of Hammath (a location in Syria) and with Hiram the king of Tyre (Lebanon). Samuel II 23:37 says that an Ammonite named Zelek was honored in David’s army.
The Bible also speaks of times when Israel was ruled by different gentile nations, sometimes these nations crushed Israel heavily. So, these nations oppressed Israel and did not take their Israelite women? Israel was ruled by Cushan Rishataim of Mesopotamia, by Eglon the king of Moab, by the Midianites, by Ammon, by Amalek,…etc. Samuel I 4:11 says that the Phillishtim captured the Ark of the Covenant, the holiest thing of Israel. The ark was captured but women didn’t fall in the hands of the Phillishtim? Samuel I 14:21 actually speaks about Hebrews that had lived among the Phillishtim since ancient times.
The blood of all these nations surely entered the gene pool of Israel one way or another. The Assyrian kings for example ravaged Canaan on a frequent basis; they deported the tribes of Israel and imported newcomers to places like Samaria in order to confuse national identities. Joel 3:6 states that Tyre, Sidon, and Phillistia sold the Israelites to the Greeks in order to turn them away from their border.
In the times of Ezra hybridization in Israel was more than a fact. The returning exiles of the Nabuchadnezzar rampage had intermarried with non Israelites. Ezra 9 states that Israelites, priests, and Levites did not separate from the gentiles. Ezra 9:2 clearly says that they took alien wives for themselves and for their sons. The passage even goes as far as making the controversial statement that the “holy seed” was mixed among the peoples. Ezra 2:61-62 says that the sons of the priests (the priest are supposed to be a moral example), meaning the sons of Habaiah, of Koz, and of Barzillai were not found in the genealogy record. Therefore they were excluded from the priesthood and were labeled as “defiled”. Nehemiah 13 makes a mention of Jews who had intermarried with women of Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab; it says that the children spoke the language of Ashdod but could not speak the tongue of Judah.
Ezra’s opposition to “RACE-MIXING” might take us all the way back to 324 B.C.E. when Alexander III of Macedon pretty much forced 10,000 members of his troops to intermarry with Persian women. The Macedonians in Alexander’s army greatly resented Alexander for this, they despised his “ORIENTALIZATION PROGRAM”. After Alexander died in Babylon in 323 B.C.E. The Macedonians repudiated their Asian wives. The Macedonians were certainly not Israelites but their opposition to Alexander’s hybridization campaign rings a bell when it comes to Ezra. Didn’t the Macedonians conquer Darius III? Ezra and his homeboys, didn’t they come from Persia?
The book of Lamentations deals with depressing issues concerning Israel. Lamentions 1:4 says for example that the virgin women of Zion were afflicted in bitterness, this means that they were ravaged like in the times of Titus Vespasianus. Lamentations 4:7 refers to Israel as Naziria, meaning the Nazirs or priestly figures (like Samson the Danite). It says that they were brighter than snow, whiter than milk, more ruddy in body than rubies, of appearance like saphir. Yet they turned blacker than soot and became unrecognized.
(here is Craterus, one of Alexander’s most loyal commanders. Craterus greatly opposed Alexander’s “ORIENTALIZATION” (his race-mixing program). The Craterus that was “WHITER THAN MILK” married an Oriental woman named Amastris but eventually he repudiated her and married a Macedonian noble. It is a historical fact that the Macedonians established a garrison in Samaria and one in Jerusalem. The Rabbis of course don’t want people to know that, the Macedonians are “AN ASPECT” of the great Jewish tale)
Then on top of all this there’s another thing to consider as far as the genetic history of Israel: the contribution of the proselytes to Judaism. Esther 8:17 says that many of the people in the Persian Empire chose to become Jews by choice so, by logic we must conclude that there were massive intermarriages. Was the Israelite Queen Esther not at the mercy of Ahashverosh? Is the name Esther not an emanation of the non Israelite name “Ishtar” (Astarte)?
(most people believe that the “ESTHER” is a pure Hebraic-Jewish name but the truth is that is comes from “ISHTAR”, the goddess that was venerated through all the middle east. Here we have the gates of Ishtar that were built in the times of Nabuchadnezzar II. reconstructed at the Berlin museum of the ancient near east)
The scriptures of the Christians also shed light concerning racial mixes in the Jewish world. Matthew 23:15 says that the Pharisees, meaning the Jewish Orthodox authorities of the time, looked for converts to Judaism. It is a known fact that after the blast of the Temple in 70 A.D the Jews looked desperately for converts in order to balance their heavy losses. Emperor Domitian even went as far as persecuting proselytizers.
Acts 2:10 also mentions proselytes to the Jewish religion, Acts 6:5 speaks about a certain Nicolas of Antioch who was a convert to Judaism. Acts 16:1 mentions a fellow named Timothy who was the son of a Jewish mother and of a Greek father. Acts 24:24 tells the story of a Jewish woman named Drusilla who married a non Jewish influential man of Rome, his name was Felix and he was a governor. The examples that demonstrate the racial mixes of the Jewish people are endless, in the times of Rome alone they suffered under Pompey, under the Vespasians, under Trajan, under Hadrian,….
(the mighty soldiers of Rome raped Jewish women [massively], Roman politicians converted to the Jewish religion, Roman women chose the path of Abraham, prominent Jews like Flavius Josephus assimilated into Roman culture…can this be denied? Scene from the film “Risen”, directed by Kevin Reynolds )
So, the Jews cannot be considered a race in scientific terms because they have mixed voluntarily and involuntarily with non Israelite groups. Their culture is also the outcome of their interactivity with neighbors. Judaism surely has strong Egyptian, Caananite, Babylonian, and Greek influences. In our modern days for example Judaism is a product of the European experience, to say “Jew” means to say “Ashkenazi” or “Holocaust”.
As far as their religious identity goes, their “Aten-like” monotheistic religion is not a pure-unadulterated religion either. Their religion has been enriched and influenced by many ethno-cultures at different periods of time. The Jews have several important festivities that help enhance their national identity, they have for example the famous Pesach of Egyptian flavor, the Purim of Persian aroma, Rosh ha Shannah, Yom Kippur, etc. The backbone of Judaism however is not Pesach or Purim since each one of these is celebrated once a year.
The backbone of Judaism is the Shabbat which is observed on a weekly basis. The Shabbat which lasts from Friday to Saturday, has been a great help to the Jews in terms of identity. Now, is the Shabbat a custom of pure Hebraic extract? If one looks beneath the surface, he or she can see that the Shabbat that is observed on the 7th day of the week is connected to non-Jewish cultures. When one thinks of Shabbat, one thinks of Saturday. The name “Saturday” in turn is very similar to the name of a planet: planet Saturn. A festival called “Saturnalia” used to be celebrated in Rome, it would last for seven days and it would take place by the end of December.
The equivalent to the Latin name “Saturn” was “Chronos” in Greek. A Greek myth says that Chronos , husband of Rhea, had a custom of swallowing his children because he feared he would one day be dethroned by one of them (this custom was inherited from Ouranos). It is said that when the time came for Chronos to eat Zeus (tradition says that Zeus was born in the Crete of the Phillishtim), Rhea gave him instead a rock wrapped in a cloth (Genesis 28 states that Jacob worshipped his God through a “rock”). Eventually, when Zeus came of age, he dethroned his father and made him vomit the other children he had devoured. So, if we look beneath the surface we can see some interesting things here:
• The Shabbat of the Jews is observed in the seventh day of the week.
• Saturn, a Roman god, was venerated in a festival that would last for 7 days.
• The Greek equivalent for Saturn, meaning Chronos, was dethroned by a Zeus connected to the Crete of the Idaei mentioned by Tacitus.
Actually, Tacitus continues enlightening us in his Book V, A.D 70, Section II:
“We are told that the rest of the seventh day was adopted, because this day brought with it a termination of their toils; after a while the charm of indolence beguiled them into giving up the seventh year also to inaction. But others say it is an observance in honor of Saturn, either from the primitive elements of their faith having been transmitted from the Idaei, who are said to have shared the flight of that God, and to have founded the race, or from circumstance that of the seven stars which rule the destinies of men Saturn moves in the highest orbit and with the mightiest power, and that many of the heavenly bodies complete their resolutions and courses in multiples of seven.”
It is said that the symbol of planet Saturn is the hexagram, meaning the six pointed star that the world has recognized as “the star of David”. We should not be surprised at this, Amos 5:26 speaks about two deities venerated by the Jews associated with the heavens. One was called Sikkuth and the other one Chiun. They are referred as “the star of Israel’s gods”.
(here we can clearly see a hexagon on the surface of Saturn. The origin of the so called Star of David?)
(restored Stele of Urnammu, from Ur [Abraham’s ancestral homeland], Pennsylvania University Museum. The famous shield of David has been around for a very long time, way before the times of David!!)
It is even customary for the Jews in our modern days to venerate the moon on a monthly basis and the life giving sun every 28 years. So basically, the Shabbat observed by the Jews on the 7th day of the week is equivalent to the Greek Chronos of Cretan flavor and to the Saturn of the Romans. The Shabbat is definitely not a pure Hebraic custom in the same way that the lineages of the Jews are not pure.
(what you see here is the flag of the ancient Karamanid emirate of Turkey, this is not the modern Israeli flag)
On top of this, if their Tanach is examined carefully, one can see that the “Ezrases” that arose at different times were influenced from non-Jewish sources as well. If we look for example at the story of Gideon in Judges 7, we can see an influence of Thermopylae flavor. Gideon was engaged in a war against the numerous Midianites with only 300 men at his service. Isn’t this similar to the story of the 300 heroic Spartans that fought bravely against the army of Xerxes?
(the expansionist Xerxes who fought against the 300 champions of Sparta. Scene from the film “The 300 Spartans”, this movie was directed by Rudolph Mate and it was released in 1962)
The army of Xerxes outnumbered the Spartans and the book of Judges says that the Midianite army very numerous in comparison to Israel.
(a scene of the 2006 film “300” directed by Zack Snyder. Leonidas,… martyr of the Hellenic world!)
The book of Judges also tells us the story that is of clear Egyptian origin, this is the story of the Benjamites who ravished the concubine of a certain Levite. The Levite cut the woman in 12 pieces and sent a piece to each one of the tribes of Israel in order to provoke indignation against the apparently invincible Benjamin. Egyptian mythology on the other hand tells the story of how Osiris was cut in several pieces by Set. Most of these pieces were recovered by Isis except the phallus. So, here is the comparison:
• Osiris was cut in pieces like the concubine of the Levite.
• The concubine was sexually abused and the only thing that was recovered from Osiris was his phallus.
• Both the Benjamites and Set practiced sexual abominations (unnatural practices).
Basically, it is clear that the Jews have absorbed non Israelite elements into their culture. They see themselves as a people of common origin and of common destiny aligned with the very controversial soil of Canaan. Today they have the opportunity to massively migrate to the place that they call their “ancestral homeland” yet, they choose to remain in exile. They do so because their very strength lies in their exile. Since they are an organism that lives within a larger organism (this larger organism provides the nourishment they need) they remain in exile. If they massively return to their homeland they would have no choice but to nourish from themselves. So, we might conclude that the Jews are not a pure race and that their monotheistic religion has been enriched by different sources. From a symbolic perspective the Jews are as I already mentioned an organism that obtains its nourishment from a larger organism that functions as a “protector-provider”.
Who is the God of Israel exactly? Should we take a close look at YHVH? The Christians call Him “Jehovah” & “Yahweh” but these are nothing but misinterpretations since the Tetra-Grammaton is supposed to be un-pronounceable. Only the Kohen Gadol can pronounce that “Holy” Name once a year in the Holy of Holies. The Biblical YHVH sees Himself as an authoritarian figure that must not be questioned, he makes demands and He expects nothing but absolute obedience. He shows mercy once in a while but most of the time he is upset and threatening his own people with extermination. It doesn’t take a genius to see that the Tanach, meaning the Old Testament, is pretty much “a bloodbath”.
(The Tanach: Books of cannibalistic holy wars)
It almost looks as if Israel was some kind of “social-engineering” experiment on behalf of a very powerful & supremacist being. Here are some of the psychotic threats of the Biblical God of Israel:
• The YHVH of the Hebrews, makes plenty of threatening warnings in the Tanach. Genesis 20 for example speaks about how Abimelech, the Phillishti king of Gerar was threatened with the extermination when he took Abraham’s wife. Abimelech somehow knew that the God he was dealing with was very dangerous and absolutely ready to strike, this is probably why in Genesis 20:4 he said: “Lord, will you slay a righteous nation also?” In Genesis 20:7 Abimelech is given a final warning: “But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all that is yours”. Genesis 20:18 says that the Lord had closed all the wombs of the nation of Abimelech in case he wouldn’t restore Sarah, this was basically the extermination of a race by sterilization.
• On Numbers 14:12 the God of Moses threatens to exterminate Israel and to make a better nation out of Moses: “I will strike them with pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they”.
• Exodus 33:3 says that God would not be in the midst of Israel during their migration to Canaan. He had stated before that He would send an angel before Israel to drive out the Caananites yet, He himself would not ascend with them because He kind of figured that he could exterminate them: “Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, lest I consume you on the way,…” (Exodus 33:3).
Deuterenomy 28:15 mentions serious warnings for those who would have the nerve to transgress the Law of the God of Israel, here are some of the barbaric threats:
• “The Lord will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly”,…(Deuterenomy 28:20).
• “The Lord will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with severe burning fever, with the sword, with scorching, and with mildew, they shall pursue you until you perish” (Deuterenomy 28:22).
• “Therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you” (Deuterenomy 28:48).
• ..”so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you and to bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess” (Deuterenomy 28:63).
Think about those words for a second:
“the Lord will rejoice over you TO DESTROY YOU and to bring you to nothing”.
These are very heavy words, we’re dealing with a deity that rejoices in the suffering of his own chosen people (this kind of sounds like a Caligula in a Colosseum rejoicing in bloody gladiatorial games).
Now, we’re about to see some of the things that “the chosen people” did under the influence of their God. Keep in mind that I am not saying that Israel & Judah did not have the right to defend themselves, it is more than obvious that the chosen people of YHVH had to engage in blood-spilling activities one way or another. Here are some examples of their behavior under the influence of YHVH:
(scene of the military operation launched by Ashkenazi-Israel on July 8th, 2014 in the Hamas-ruled Gaza strip. An absolute act of genocide! The Israel-Gaza war ended officially on August 26, 2014. The blood-thirsty “Lord-God YHVH” would have loved seeing this horrible event)
(scene of the Israel-Gaza war in 2014)
(scene of the Israel-Gaza war in 2014)
• “Go and strike the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead with the edge of the sword,…and this is the thing that you shall do: you shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman who has known a man intimately. So they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead 400 virgins who had not known a man intimately; and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.” (Judges 21:10-12)
(in 2014 the extremists of ISIS ravaged the Yezidi community in Northern Iraq abducting thousands of Yezidi women. The beasts of Islamic State even went as far as raping young females that were less than 18 years old. ISIS is a product of the pro-Israel U.S. government that believes in “Greater-Israel”)
• Chronicles II 25:11 says that King Amaziah killed 10,000 people of Seir in the Valley of Salt. Chronicles II 25:12 continues saying that the people of Judah took captive 10,000 alive, brought them to the top of the rock, and cast them down so that they were all dashed in pieces.
• “And when the Lord your God delivers them over to you, you shall conquer them and utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them nor show mercy to them”. (Deuterenomy 7:2)
• Numbers 21:35 speaks of an extermination campaign against Og king of the Bashan right after they killed Sihon’s nation: “So they defeated him, his sons, and all his people, until there was no survivor left, and they took possession of his land.”
• Deuterenomy 13:15 incites Israel to exterminate anyone (Israelite or not) who promotes the belief of a god other than the God of Israel: “You shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying it, all that is in it and its livestock-with the edge of the sword”.
• Joshua 8:22-26 speaks about the extermination of the inhabitants of Ai , this passage says: “they struck them down, so that they let none of them remain or escape….and it came to pass when Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness where they pursued them, and when they all had fallen by the edge of the sword until they were consumed, that all the Israelites returned to Ai and struck it with the edge of the sword. So it was that all who fell that day, both men and women, were 12,000-all the people of Ai. For Joshua did not draw back his hand, with which he stretched out the spear, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai”.
• Joshua 10:26 describes how Joshua killed 5 Amorite kings: “and afterward Joshua struck them and killed them, and hanged them on five trees; and they were hanging on the trees until evening”.
• Joshua’s maniacal butchering went on and on: “On that day Joshua took Makkedah, and struck it and its king with the edge of the sword. He utterly destroyed them-all the people who were in it. He let none remain” (Joshua 10:28).
• This is what Joshua did in Debir: “And he took it and its king and all its cities; they struck them with the edge of the sword and utterly destroyed all the people who were in it. He left none remaining; as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir and its king, as he had done also to Libnah and its king” (Joshua 10:39).
• And it goes on and on: “and they struck all the people who were in it (in Hazor) with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them. There was none left breathing. Then he burned Hazor with fire” (Joshua 11:11).
• King David was born reddish like the soup of Esav, he is probably the most psychotic “well intentioned” individual in the Bible, Psalms 139:22 states that David hated his enemies with a “perfect hatred”(tachlit sinah). Samuel I 18:25 says that he began his reddish career by marrying the daughter of Shaul with 100 Phillishti foreskins, he brought 200 instead (200 men perished so that David could marry Shaul’s daughter). Samuel I 27:9 states that David would not spare men or women while he was under the protection of Achish.
• Kings II 15:16 says that Menahem, a king of Israel who reigned 10 years in Samaria, he ripped open the pregnant women of Tiphsah.
• YHVH says the following to Israel in Hosea 13:8: “I will tear open their rib cage, and there I will devour them like a lion”.
• Samuel II 4:12 says that David commanded the execution of Rechab and Baanah who beheaded Ishbosheth. They cut off their hands and feet and hanged them in the pool of Hebron.
• Micah 3 speaks about the endeavors of the rulers of Israel during tough times. Micah 3:2 says that these rulers strip the skin from Israelites and the flesh from the bones of Israelites. Micah 3:3 says that they eat this flesh and that they break the bones and chop them in pieces like meat for the pot, like flesh in the cauldron.
Deuterenomy 28:53, Deuterenomy 28:57, Lamentations 2:20, Lamentations 4:3, & Lamentations 4:10 mentions women that committed cannibalism in order to survive.
• When the so called sin of the golden calf took place the sons of Levi killed around 3000 male Israelites (Exodus 32:28). Numbers 25 says that Moses commanded the judges of Israel to kill all who had joined the Baal of Peor in order to stop a plague sent by the Lord. Numbers 25:9 says that 24,000 died in the plague sent by the Lord. Judges 12:6 says that Jephthah the Gileadite killed 42,000 men of Ephraim at the Jordan.
The examples go on, and on. It is more than obvious that the black cloud that rests over Israel’s head emanates from their God. This is why no matter where they go they’ll always have some kind of problem; they are magnetized with the violent & psychotic spark of a genocidal Lord. What is certainly interesting about YHVH is that He is very similar to a Sumerian deity called “Enlil”.
In fact one of the names of the God of Israel is “Dicarnosa”. No one seems to know for certain what this particular name means but it is referred to as “Shem ha gadol be ha kadosh” which translates as “the great & holy name”. It looks like it is composed of two words meaning “Deus-Carnoso” (God of flesh). This name appears in some Siddurim (Hebrew prayer books) & it is invoked on a specific time of the year.
(Dicarnosa: God of flesh or “Goddess” of flesh)
The question here is clear:
Why would the monotheistic Jews invoke the name of a god of flesh if their God is supposed to be an Infinite & shapeless Creator? Didn’t the Jews reject the humanoid statue that Caligula wanted to erect in the Temple? This is obviously a contradiction because the fellow who brought them out of Egypt is supposed to be an endless-cosmic God. The Jews always disliked the idea of having statues of the Roman emperors in their Temple yet they apparently invoke the name of a god of flesh (the fellows from Chabad Lubavitch view Menachem Schneerson as an incarnated “divinity”, a god in the flesh [they will not admit this openly of course]).
The fascist Enlil is one of the Nephilim mentioned in the Book of Genesis, he is of the Anakim also mentioned in the Torah, he is one of the Anunnaki mentioned in the Sumerian tablets, & he is one of the Jinns. He is the son of Anu & Antu, he is royalty & he is absolutely militaristic. His center was on a region of Iraq called Nippur while the center of his half brother Enki was in Eridu. He favored the strong ones like Gilgamesh.
The journalist Jim Marrs makes an interesting observation in page 370 of his book “Rule by secrecy”:
“The Caananite term for Yahweh was Elohim, a plural noun derived from El or Eloh, meaning “Lofty One”. Yet the Bible continued to use the plural Elohim for the one God. Another Hebrew word for “Lord”, meaning the one true God, was Adon or Adonai. In the earliest texts, the term “El” or “El-Shaddai” (Lord of the Mountain) is used 238 times. El, used Biblically as a synonym for Elohim, derives from the ancient Sumerian Enlil or Great Mountain Lord. It is clear that the original biblical authors were referring to a definitive single male personality rather than some vague hypothetical god.”
(Rule by secrecy. The Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Comission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids. by Mr Jim Marrs. HarperCollins Publishers. pg 370 )
on page 373 he makes the following analysis concerning the “earth Lord” Enlil:
In other words, Mr Marrs believes that the cosmic YHVH & Anunnaki Enlil are one & the same. As far as I go, there is no doubt in my mind that YHVH was an Anunnaki.
(Enlil was an Anunnaki like the “ENGINEER” of the film ‘Prometheus’. The 2012 film Prometheus was directed by Scott Ridley)
(the courageous author ZECHARIAH SITCHIN [of blessed memory] believed deep in his heart that the Biblical YHVH was really Enlil. Cover image: Susa, stele of Naramsin, Louvre)
So well,… obviously the Jews have mixed with all the nations plus their religion is not free of foreign influences either. Jews are not pure and Judaism is not a pure religion either, this is obvious.
THOSE WHO CHALLENGED ANCIENT ISRAEL.
I decided to sort of make a compilation of the ancient adversaries of the multi-chromatic entity despised by Pharaoh Merneptah (Israel). In my research I used religious sources like the Torah yet I also studied other literature with a more historical approach. It is always good to hear the two sides of a story, pagan sources are valid too (sometimes the most valuable sources).
Please keep in mind that I am not in any way some kind of authority when it comes to ancient history of the Mediterranean. I am not a teacher & I am not an advocate of any specific political cause. As a matter of fact, I have no professional writing experience & I have no college degree whatsoever. I am just a painter who goes to the library once in a while, nothing more. I just hope that you might find this little study of mine useful. Remember this: You don’t have to necessarily believe what I wrote, go and do your own research and draw your own conclusions. Just make sure that such conclusions really satisfy your intellect.
Animosity against the Jewish people has one name in Biblical terms: Amalek. Amalek is not something physical that can be brought up scientifically in a courtroom as evidence, Amalek is a symbol (a scriptural symbol) that naturally antagonizes Israel’s agenda,… it is an abstract embodiment of violence towards the offspring of the dreamer Jacob. The name Amalek almost sounds like “Melech” which means “king” in Hebrew.
(at one point the Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the destruction of the Jewish state. The Jewish world then categorized him as an “Amalek”)
Amalek is more than just another opponent, he is an eternal spiritual arch-enemy. Not in vain did Esav promise to kill Jacob on Genesis 27:41. Amalek is the adversary of the chosen ones of YHVH.
(Palestinian suicide bomber in an Israeli bus about to go off, scene from the 2005 film “Paradise now” directed by Hany Abu-Assad)
(a person that is willing to die for a cause cannot be defeated. The belief of the Muslims is blind and perfect)
(the Israeli army, despite its sophisticated technology, cannot compete with the perfect belief of this brave woman)
(here’s Bernie Madoff, the Jewish-American fraudster that defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. Jews for the most part believe in nothing, they are very attached to the things of the physical plane. Some Jews are true believers but, for the most part; Jews are a ritually oriented people that venerate money. They can never compete with the Palestinians who believe in the afterlife)
The history of Amalek , or at least the spiritual journey of Amalek, begins with Isaac’s blessing on Esav:
“By your sword you shall live,…and you shall serve your brother; and it shall come to pass, when you become restless, that you shall break his yoke from your neck.”
Genesis 36:12 says that Timnah was the concubine of Eliphaz, Esav’s son. Eliphaz was the firstborn of Esav. Timna bore Amalek to Eliphaz. Genesis 36:40 mentions several of the chiefs of Esav, one of them is called “Timnah”. Coincidentally, Judges 14:1 says that Samson who died committing suicide, was attracted to a Phillishti woman in a location called “Timnah”, this is the spark of Amalek.
Exodus 17:8 says that Amalek attacked Israel at Rephidim right after Israel doubted their God. Moses fought the spiritual battle on the top of the hill assisted by Aaron and Hur while Joshua fought Amalek physically. Amalek was very persistent because otherwise Moses wouldn’t have gotten tired and in need of assistance. Numbers 13:29 states that Amalek dwelled in the South of Canaan, Samuel I 27:8 says that Amalek is one of the original inhabitants of the land.
Deuterenomy 25:18 says that right after leaving Egypt Amalek attacked the rear ranks of Israel when they were tired and weary. Amalek is bestial hatred:
“Because the Phillishtim dealt vengefully and took vengeance with a spiteful heart, to destroy because of old hatred” (Ezekiel 25:15).
(on October 12 2000 two reservists of the IDF took a wrong turn and landed in Ramallah. The enraged Palestinians killed them brutally)
(they were beaten, they were stabbed, and their eyes were gouged. The names of the Israeli victims were Yossi Avrahami and Vadim Nurzhitz)
(the euphoric crowd danced with the lynched victim’s entrails. Bestial hatred!)
Exodus 17:14 says that the memory of Amalek must be erased from under the heavens and Exodus 17:16 says that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation, it will be an eternal war. In Samuel I 15:3 the God of Israel commands Saul to completely exterminate Amalek, to kill men, women, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. Samuel I 15:33 says that the prophet Samuel cut Agag, king of Amalek, in pieces. Saul had mercy on Agag but based on Samuel II 1:10, an Amalekite assisted Saul in his suicide, meaning that the first king of Israel was killed by an Amalekite.
In Numbers 24:20 Balaam, prophet of the gentiles says that Amalek is “the first” among nations, this surely must be because they were the first to attack Israel when Israel became a nation in Egypt but, it could also refer to certain qualifications of Amalek.
One of the most famous Amalekites in the Bible is Haman (also known as “Memukan”). He was the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, he influenced the king of Persia in order to cause a Holocaust upon Israel. The 10 sons of Haman were judged Nuremberg style, they were hanged. These were their names:
(on December 30th 2006 the Iraqui leader Saddam Hussein was hanged like the sons of the Biblical Haman. He was executed on “Eid al-Adha” the Islamic festival that commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim [Abraham] to follow Allah’s command to sacrifice his son Ismail [Ishmael]. Saddam was treated like an “Amalek”)
Deuterenomy 28 speaks about a nation that possesses all the characteristics of Amalek. At least we could say that this is one of the “incarnations” of Amalek. Deuterenomy 28: 48 describes a nation who will put “a yoke of iron” on Israel’s neck until it has obliterated it. Deuterenomy 28:49 describes this nation as swift as an “eagle”, of a language Israel will not be familiar with.
Finally, Deuterenomy 28:50 states that this nation of fierce countenance does not respect the elderly nor show favor to the young. This nation is described as an emotionless“ eagle of iron”. The spark of this entity appears to be found in a particular elite that reigned in Europe from the 1930’s to the 1940’s. This group is the re-incarnation of the ancient Assyrian super-power that once shook the earth.
Another incarnation of Amalek is found in a son of Abraham called “God hears”, meaning “Shema El: “Ishmael”. It is said that the people of Ishmael dwelled from Havilah as far as Shur, which is the east of Egypt as you go toward “Assyria” (Genesis 25:18). When Ishmael’s Egyptian mother fled from Sarai’s harshness, a divine messenger met her at a spring of water on the way to “Shur” (Genesis 16:7). The angel told her she would bear a son named Ishmael, this happened between Kadesh and Bered.
Basically, Ishmael dwelled from Havilah to Shur which is Assyria. The Assyrians are the ancestors of the German nation. Hagar, the first woman in the Bible to speak to an angel, was found by the angel on a spring of water on the way to “Shur”, meaning on the way to Assyria (Numbers 24:22 says that Asshur will carry Kain captive and that Kain shall be burned).
(the Assyrian war machine in action)
(prisoners of the Assyrians being relocated)
It is said that Ishmael was thrown out with her mother because of some type of misconduct. Therefore, since they were sent to a sure death and they survived, the son of Hagar became an incarnation of Amalek.
(here we see Hagar the Egyptian and her moribund son Ishmael, they were sentenced to die in the wilderness but the blood of Ishmael survived. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
Amalek is present even in the most powerful and blessed tribes of Israel, judges 5:14 says for example that “from Ephraim were those whose roots are in Amalek”. Judges 12:15 says a certain ruler of Israel named Abdon the Pirathonite was buried in Pirathon, in the land of Ephraim, in the mountain of the Amalekites. Ephraim is the beloved one of Joseph, a very blessed Israelite tribe yet he is embedded with the spark of Amalek, meaning that Amalek is in the very midst of Israel. Based on Joshua 24:30, Joshua the blood spiller is buried in a location named after the mother of Amalek, he was buried in “Timnath” Serah which is on the mountains of Ephraim (Amalek is present in the Erev Rab as well).
(the pro-Israel Jewish world probably considers the anti-Zionist American Jew Norman Finkelstein to be from the spiritual seed of Amalek. Renegade Jews who somehow antagonize or challenge the Jewish establishment are considered to be “Erev Rab” [the mixed multitude] or “Amalek”)
A MANIFESTATION OF AMALEK
In scriptural terms Balaam is said to have been the Moses of the gentiles, an Aramean prophet. Based on the Bible, Balak, the son of Zippor and ally of Midian, was the king of Moab at the time of the exodus. He tried hiring Balaam son of Beor at Pethor, he send him several messengers at different times.
In “Kiriath Huzoth” Balaam and Balak offered oxen and sheep, Balaam was taken to the high places of Baal the next day. Numers 23 says that 7 altars were prepared, a bull and a ram were offered on each one. Balaam made a prophecy at Kiriath Huzoth that did not please Balak.
Numbers 23:14 says Balaam’s second prophecy took place in Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, seven altars were built there, each one had 1 bull and 1 ram. Balaam’s prophecy displeased Balak once again. Numbers 23:27 says Balak then took Balaam to the top of Peor and 7 altars were prepared, each one had 1 bull and 1 ram. Numbers 24:1 says that in the previous two attempts Balaam used sorcery but that this time he would not do it, instead he faced the wilderness.
Though the enemies of Balak, meaning the Israelites, were blessed by God; Numbers 25 says that Israel committed spiritual fornication with Moab. This resulted in the death of 24,000, including one of their leaders named Zimri who died with a Midianite woman named Cozbi.
Now, concerning the curses of Balaam, all this altars were made in order to grind the very soul of Israel:
• In Kiriath Huzoth: 7 altars = 1 bull and 1 ram on each one (Balaam used sorcery).
• In Zophim, on the top of Pisgah = 1 bull and 1 ram on each one (Balaam used sorcery).
• In the top of Peor = 1 bull and 1 ram on each one (Balaam did not use sorcery this time but this one was the most effective with Dantesque consequences for Israel.
The Balaam-Balak events are connected to the territorial disputes between Abimelech (the Phillishti of Gerar) and Abraham (Genesis 21:25 and Genesis 21:30). Genesis 21:27 says that Abraham took sheep and oxen and gave them to Abimelech (Abimelech means “father”[Abi] and “king”[Melech]), and the two of them made a covenant.
Samuel II “21” also deals with the spiritual consequences of Balaam’s endeavors. Samuel II 21:1 says that for “3” years there was a famine in David’s land (3 years of famine = 3 attempts to curse Israel on behalf of Balak).
David inquired about the Lord and he reached the conclusion that this was happening because of Saul’s genocide against the Gibeonites who were legally protected (Samuel II 21:2 says the Gibeonites were of the remnant of the Amorite). Therefore, in order to atone for the wrong that was done to them, the Gibeonites demanded 7 human sacrifices, meaning that 7 people of the tribe of Saul would be handed to them (7 people like the 7 altars of Balaam). So these are the ones who were sacrificed under the command of David:
• 2 sacrifices: Armoni and Mephibosheth (both sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah whome she bore to Saul).
• 5 sacrifices: Five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite.
2 + 5 = 7 : the spark in the 7 altars of Balaam.
Samuel I 6:1 says that the ark of the covenant that was taken from Israel stayed with the Phillishtim for 7 months. Genesis 21:28 states that Abraham set “7” awe lambs of the flock by themselves, therefore the place of the covenant was called “Beersheva”. It is extremely interesting to see that Genesis 33:3 states that Jacob knelt “7” times before his brother Esav.
The issue here is not to demonstrate the historical existence of a Biblical individual named Balaam. What matters here is that there is a certain force out there that antagonizes Israel’s agenda, it is a real force that manifests in different individuals & in different times.
(can we say that the Balaam the sorcerer is based on an actual historical figure? Not really. But here’s Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas. The Palestinians believed that he possessed supernatural powers like the Balaam of the Bible)
EGYPT, BIRTH PLACE OF THE NATION OF ISRAEL.
Ramesses II the Great was without a doubt the greatest Pharaoh Egypt ever had.
(mummy of Ramesses II the great)
He was the 2nd son of Pharaoh Seti I and Tuya (Seti’s 1st son died very young).
(mummy of Pharaoh Seti I)
Ramesses II is called “Meryamun” which stands for “beloved of Amun” and his throne name was “Usermaatre (“The justice of Re is powerful) Setepenre” (Chosen of Re).
He became Pharaoh in the year 1279 when he was around twenty five years old, he reigned for sixty seven years and died in 1212 when he was approximately ninety two years old. Ramsesses did everything on a grand scale; he built great temples, statues, and obelisks. He sired many children as well. It is more than obvious that Ramsesses was not a sedentary leader like Akhenaten. He was on the contrary a militaristic-charismatic figure that led several campaigns in Caananite territories.
(Ramesses II brandishes a mace to smite a group of Asiatic captives)
Ramesses had many wives including a Hittite wife named Maathorneferure but, his two main wives were Nefertari and Istnofret. Istnofret turned out to be the mother of the Pharaoh that would succeed him on the throne: Merneptah.
Some researchers state that Ramesses was the pharaoh of the exodus, meaning that the Israelites were oppressed under his mandate. Some say that this so called oppression began with Seti I who is pretty much the founder of the 19th dynasty, a dynasty that contrasted so much with the philosophy of the Aten. Exodus 1:11 says: “And they (the Israelites) built for pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses”. The son of Ramesses II, meaning Merneptah, he surely made a Stele that declared that “the seed of Israel is devastated”.
(the mummy of Pharaoh Merneptah)
There was something very unique about Ramesses II and that was his genetics:
“One feature of Ramses’ mummy that received considerable attention and study was the hair, for it was strikingly red-blond. A variety of analyses showed that the embalmers dyed the pharaoh’s hair, probably with henna, so he would look young forever. The hair of an eighty-year old such as Ramses would have turned white; however, traces of the hair original color remain in the roots even in advanced age. Examined microscopically, Ramses’ hair proved to have once been red.”
(Book: Egyptian mummies by Bob Brier. William Morrow and Company, Inc. New York. Pg 200).
The Great Pharaoh that launched campaigns against the Hittites was buried in KV 7, in the Valley of the Kings, in Thebes.
Seti I was the son of Ramesses I and Sitre, he reigned for 13 years. Ramesses I was the vizier of Pharaoh Horemheb. Since Horemheb had no heir he chose Ramesses I as the next Pharaoh in the same way that Nerva chose Trajan in Rome.
(painting from the tomb of Horemheb, 1348-1320)
Ramesses I was a career army officer and his father was a commander named Seti. His family came from the Avaris area of the Hyksos. Therefore, it is possible that Ramesses II came from a bloodline of Hyksos. After all, the Hyksos worshipped Seth and Seth was always represented with red hair.
(Seti offers two bowls of wine to the goddess Isis)
Seti I married a woman named Tuya, she was the daughter of a lieutenant of chariotry named Raia. Tuya was buried in QV 80, in the Valley of the Queens. She died during the reign of Ramesses II. The reformer Seti who switched the political direction of Egypt, was buried in tomb KV 17 in the valley of the Kings, in Thebes.
(Merenptah stands before Re-Horakhty, scene from the 1st corridor of KV8)
The successor of Ramesses II was the son of Istnofret named Merneptah. In 1225 after prince Khaemwaset died (son of Istnofret), Merneptah became the official heir. The 13th son of Ramesses II became Pharaoh in 1212, he must have been in his 60’s when he obtained the throne, he reigned for ten years. Merneptah was buried in KV 8 in the Valley of the Kings, in Thebes.
Merneptah is famous for a certain victory Stele that he took from Amenhotep III, in this monument he speaks about conquests. He mentions “Israel” as a devastated entity of castrated vigor in “Hurru”. Some say that the Stele was done on the 5th year of Merneptah’s reign. This means that in the years of this Pharaoh, Israel already had a solid identity plus they were already in the land of Canaan.
(the stele of Merneptah)
MESHA, LORD OF JORDAN.
The Bible mentions a Moabite king named Mesha who sacrificed his own son in order to bring harm upon Israel from a spiritual perspective:
“Then he took his eldest son who would have reigned in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering upon the wall; and there was great indignation against Israel. So they departed from him and returned to their own land.”
(Kings II 3:27)
These events have been confirmed by a black basalt stele discovered in Dibon/Transjordan in 1868. The stele of Mesha was discovered by a German missionary named F.A. Klein.
(Stele of Mesha)
This great archeological artifact that is now in Louvre is composed of 34 lines and it mentions Mesha’s military campaigns against his mortal foes of Israel. Mesha here is referred to as “son of Chemosh” (national god of Moab), “king of Moab”, and “a Dibonite”.
The Mesha stele says that Omri, king of Israel oppressed Moab for many days because Chemosh was angry with his people (with the Moabites). Mesha however prevailed over Omri’s son. Line # 7 states something that is very similar to the words of the Egyptian Merneptah:
“Israel has utterly perished forever”.
Line # 10 speaks about an Israelite group called the Gadites who had been dwelling in the region of Atarot for a considerable amount of time.
Line # 11 and line # 12 says that Mesha killed the people of the city as “satiation” for Chemosh and for Moab.
Line # 16 and line # 17 says that Mesha killed the Israelites dwelling in Nebo, it literally says:
“I killed all of them, 7000 men and male aliens, women and female aliens and female slaves; for I had devoted them to destruction to ‘Ashtar-Chemosh’.
Once again, Mesha didn’t just kill them, he “devoted” them, meaning that he used their spiritual energy to glorify Ashtar-Chemosh. Ashtar-Chemosh seems to be a goddess.
Line #17 and line # 18 says that Mesha took the vessels of YHVH and dragged them before Chemosh in the same way that the Phillishtim captured the Ark of the covenant and placed it before Dagon.
Line # 25 and line # 26 states that Mesha used Israelite prisoners for manual labor, specifically for building projects.
So, Mesha freed his nation from Israelite oppression and attacked them ferociously. He killed thousands of them, he offered them as elevation offerings, he used them for manual labor, and he desecrated the sacred artifacts of the Israelite national God.
ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES IV, THE SYRIAN.
Antiochus Epiphanes IV was a Hellenic Seulecid king of Syria, he was born in 215 B.C. The name “Antiochus” derives obviously from the place called Antioch. Antioch literally means “to oppose”. Its founder, Seulecus I Nicator (300 B.C), named it so after his father.
(Seulekus I Nicator, founder of the Seulecid dynasty. Museo Nazionale, Naples)
The word Epiphanes stands for “illustrious”. The 4th Antiochus was referred to as “Theos Epiphanes” which means God-manifest yet, some called him “Antiochus Epimanes” meaning Antiochus “the mad”, it is probable that he had a “Caligula” type of personality. Some describe him as an evil man but to others he was the opposite.
(a bronze bust believed to be that of Antiochus IV due to the resemblance to his portrait on coins)
Antiochus Epiphanes IV was the son of Antiochus III the great (Antiochus Mega). His father was in good terms with the Jews of Palestine and granted them all kinds of freedoms.
(marble bust of Antiochus III [an ancient copy of a Hellenic work]. This sculpture was discovered in Italy and acquired by Napoleon)
Things changed quite a bit when his 40 year old son rose to power, he ruled from 175-163 B.C. In the times of this king, the Jews were fragmented into different groups; there were pro-Seulecids and there were pro-Ptolemies.
(Ptolemy I Soter, founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt. Basalt statue, British Museum of London)
The country of the Jews was a “high-priest state” and represented a challenge to the unifying Hellenic vision of Antiochus Epiphanes IV. So, during the times of what is called “the VI Syrian war”, during the campaigns against Egypt (170-168 B.C), Antiochus decided to unleash his wrath upon the Jews. The aggression against the Jews had many complicated factors. For example, the pro Hellenic Jews wanted a prosperous Jerusalem under the banner of Greek culture but they did not want the Syrian flavor of the occupying army. Such army had mercenaries of several nations like the Samaritans who accepted Greek culture. This army received Macedonian training but they were not Macedonians, they were multi-ethnic Syrians who desired the land of Israel.
Some say that Antiochus Epiphanes just wanted to Hellenize the Jews, and some say that he wanted to exterminate them and replace them with gentiles. The original patron of the Seulecid power was Apollo but Antiochus Epiphanes chose Zeus Olympius as the main god of his kingdom. After all, Zeus was in his opinion very similar to the YHVH of the Jews.
In 167 B.C he took Jerusalem on Shabbat. The Jewish Temple turned into the Temple of Jupiter Olympius, it is said that the statue of the god had Antiochus’s face (this is the abomination of desolation mentioned in Daniel 11:31). Some say that the deity that ended up in Greek Jerusalem was the Syrian version of Zeus: Baal Shamain (god of the heavens).The first sacrifice to Jupiter took place on his birth day, on the 25 of Kislev (Dec 16/167 B.C). It is unclear if that was his real birth day or if he chose the religious symbolism of such particular date in order to somehow glorify himself. He entered the Holy of Holies and on Kislev 15th he instituted the solar pagan festival of the lights from which the custom of “Hanukkah” could probably emanate.
One of the commanders who carried on his mission was called Apollonius. Thousands of Jews were killed and approximately 10,000 went into slavery. Jewish religious practices were strictly forbidden. Possessing a copy of the Torah, Shabbat observance, circumcision or anything praising Jewish identity was equivalent to the death penalty. It is said for example that if a Jewish child would be circumcised he would be strangled and hung on the neck of his father who in turn would be crucified.
The 2nd book of Maccabees says the following:
“He ordered his soldiers to cut down without mercy those whom they met and to slay those who took refuge in their houses. There was a massacre of young and old, a killing of women and children, a slaughter of virgins and infants. In the space of three days, 80,000 were lost, 40,000 meeting a violent death, and the same number being sold into slavery.”
(Maccabees II, Chapter 5:12-14)
Though Antiochus was not an intentional plunderer like Titus, he took vessels of gold, silver, and bronze (plus other things from the Temple). Some say that he gave some of the bronze vessels to sympathizing Jews in Antioch. Others say that the one who did this was a certain Demetrius.
Despite his campaigns of terror the Jews managed to depose the Hellenic yoke of Antiochus. It is said that after the success of the Maccabees, Antiochus died an insane man in 164 B.C when was around 52 years old. He died in Ifashan Persia.
Two of his successors carried on the Hellenic legacy in Palestine, these were Antiochus V Eupator who sent an army of elephants against Judea in 162 B.C, and Antiochus VII Sidetes who besieged Jerusalem for more than a year around 134 B.C. Antiochus Epiphanes IV definitely was a Greco-Syrian nightmare to the Jews.
POMPEY THE GREAT
Another individual that has passed in history as an adversary of the Jews is Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (106-48 B.C.E). He was a Roman general and also a Triumvir with Julius Caesar and Crassus.
(Pompeii the great)
In the years 64-63 Rome restored its power on Syria and on Palestine, the Seulecid monarchy was abolished since it didn’t serve a purpose anymore. The Jews at that time were divided in two factions, the one of Aristobulus II and the one of Hyrcanus II. They were brothers that competed for the dominion of Jerusalem, each one was trying to gain the favor of Pompey (both of them sent gifts to Pompey in order to gain his favor). There was another faction that wanted no king, they simply wanted the traditional priesthood.
In the year 63 Pompey went to Jerusalem using the argument between these two Jews as an excuse. He ended up supporting John Hyrcanus II who was weaker and older. The pro-Hyrcanus party opened the city gates to him but the Temple was fiercely defended by the fanatical faction of Aristobulus. Aristobulus’ supporters were able to put up a resistance for three months but the Temple was captured in late Autumn.
Symbolically speaking, Pompey spat in the face of the Jews when he stood in the Holy of Holies in 63 B.C.E. It is said that he did this horrifying intrusion in a day of fast, some say that it was during the Shabbat. It was unclear what he was expecting to see there but, obviously he found nothing,.. only thin air. In reality, Pompey had no intention of interfering with the Jewish religion, he didn’t even touch the treasures of the Temple.
Aristobulus was taken to Rome in chains, he had to walk in Pompey’s triumphal entry. Pompey ended up depriving Hyrcanus of the royal title and left him as a high priest (as a “Kohen”).
The Romans made a great massacre on the Jews and thousands were enslaved to Rome. Pompey ended up being murdered in 48 BCE when he was 58 years old. He died on the Egyptian sea shore, he was stabbed to death by one of the ministers of Ptolemy XIII. His head was hacked off and it is said that his body was unceremoniously dumped on the water. Ptolemy XIII sent Pompey’s head to Julius Caesar (Pompey’s political opponent).
CALIGULA, ROMAN MADMAN.
(the demon known as Caligula. Scene from the 1979 film “Caligula” directed by Tinto Brass)
Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus is said to have been the most perverse and sadistic emperor of Rome, he loved human suffering. The bald headed man known to the world as “Caligula” was born on 12 A.D, he was the son of general Germanicus Caesar and Agrippina plus he was the nephew of Emperor Tiberius. He began his reign in the year 37 when he was approximately 25 years old, it is interesting that the maniac called “Nero” was born in the same year.
(the monster known as “NERO”)
Caligula was a bad administrator of the empire. For fun he amused himself pretending to be a Thracian gladiator in the games. It is said that he was involved in weird architectural projects. Two legions were created under his reign: XV Primigenia, and XXII Primigenia.
Caligula was a sexual deviant beyond any doubt; he committed incest with at least one of his sisters, some say that he profaned his other two sisters as well. He committed many atrocities, his cannibalistic lust was beyond anything imaginable. He was so insane that he proclaimed a horse "consul".
His dementia knew no boundaries, he would import statues of Greek gods to Rome and replace their heads with his own as if saying that he was God. In 40 A.D he decreed that a golden statue of himself should be placed in the famous Temple of Jerusalem (the Temple that the Vespasians would blast later on). It is said that in Alexandria the Greeks managed to erect a statue of the Emperor in every synagogue, this obviously caused great disturbance amongst the Jews.
The Greeks also tried to make a statue of Caligula in Jamnia/Palestine but the project was interrupted by local Jews. The news reached Caligula. Based on the advice of his chamberlain Helicon (possibly an Alexandrian Greek) and Apelles (an Ascelonite) he made a radical decision. He decided that a statue of himself would be erected in the sacred Temple of the Jews. The statue project was assigned to a certain Petronius, the project started developing in Sidon (Lebanon). Caligula told Petronius to take two of the four Legions in Syria in order to ensure the setting up of the statue, the legions made it to Ptolemais. The statue never made it to the Holy of Holies, some say that Caligula changed his mind (Hadrian would fulfill Caligula’s fantasy a few years later).
Eventually, Rome had enough of his abstract-sadistic dementia, in January 24th of the year 41 an officer stabbed Caligula in the throat. It is interesting that Nero, who was born in the year that Caligula ascended to power, he also died because of a blade that sliced his throat (he committed suicide).
Caligula’s confidant was a Jew named Agrippa I (whom he appreciated very much). In the year 37 the forty seven year old Agrippa was the most important fellow in the Jewish world. He proved his loyalty to Caligula and the mad emperor in turn rewarded him with many honors. His decision to place a statue of himself in the Temple of Jerusalem was not the outcome of deep hatred for the Jews.
Hadrian for example was a man who understood who the Jews were and what they represented but Caligula was not that kind of “deep thinker”, he was simply a schizophrenic-maniac that acted based on impulses. He felt that everyone, including the Jews, should kneel before his godliness.
Nabuchadnezzar is one of the most legendary kings in history. Based on Jeremiah 27:6 he was “God’s servant” and Jeremiah 50:17 calls him “breaker of the bones of Israel”. Nabuchadnezzar is also credited with the building of an exceedingly great city: Nineveh (the Book of Judith calls him “the king of the Assyrians”).
What is certainly known is that he subjugated Jerusalem. The Biblical Nabuchadnezzar subjugated three kings of Jerusalem. He dominated for example the subject of Pharaoh Neco called Jehoiakim, he plundered in the times of Jehoiakin, and he blasted the subject Mattaniah who was renamed “Zedekiah”.
From a purely historical approach Nabuchadnezzar or “N’bu-kudurri-ssar” is said to have been the son of Nabopolassar. There were more than one Nabuchadnezzar, four to be exact. On top of this there is the chronology issue which is not necessarily exact, it is based on whatever scattered archaeological pieces have been discovered. The Nabuchadnezzar that conquered Jerusalem was supposedly Nabuchadnezzar II, contemporary of Pharaoh Necho II.
He is said to have made four campaigns against Jerusalem: the first one was in 598 B.C.E, the second in 597 B.C.E, the third on 586 B.C.E, and a fourth one on 582 B.C.E.
He set the Temple of Jerusalem on fire just like Titus. Jeremiah 48:37 states that he would make everyone bald and shaven and that cuts were made on people’s hands. Psalms 137:8-9 suggests that the Babylonians also smashed the children of the Israelites against the rocks. The Bible clearly states that Nabuchadnezzar killed the sons of the king of the Jews right in front of him. The eyes of the king were pouted out as well.
(Babylonians. Persepolis, East stairway of the Adapana, 6th-5th centuries B.C.)
Kings II 24:14-15 says that he took the following from Jerusalem though he allowed the poor to remain on the land:
The king, the king’s wives, and the king’s mother.Captains and mighty men of valor (7000).10 000 captives.All craftmen and smiths (1000).
The fellow in charge of Nabuchadnezzar’s army during his 19th year was a certain Nabuzardan who ended up protecting Jeremiah, this almost resembles a Titus under the command of Vespasian and a protected Flavius Josephus (or the “Holofernes” in the Book of Judith). In the 19th year of Nabuchadnezzar, Nabuzardan took all precious metals from the Temple. He took bronze pillars, silver, and of course gold. Ezra 1:11 says that all the articles of gold and silver taken by Nabuchadnezzar were 5400. It is interesting that Nabuchadnezzar was not able to receive wages from Tyre but he ravished the land of the Jews in every possible way.
These were the guys under the command of Nabuzardan:
• Nergal Sharezer (Isaiah 37:38 mentions Sharezer as the son of Sannecheriv).
• Samgar Nebo.
• Rabsaris (Kings II 18:17 mentions Rabsaris as an Assyrian military leader).
• Nergal Sarezer.
• Nebushasban.(and many others).
It is unclear if Nabuzardan and Arioch, the captain of Nabuchadnezzar named in Daniel 2:15 are one and the same.
Some parts of the Bible give descriptions of Nabuchadnezzar that make him sound Roman instead of “Arabian” like Saddam. Jeremiah 48:40 compares him to a flying eagle spreading wings over the Moab that Optimus Princeps Trajan called “Arabia Petrae” in 106 A.D. Some Jewish sources state that Emperor Trajan was a descendant of Nabuchadnezzar and some even go as far as identifying Nabuchadnezzar with Spain (Trajan was a Spaniard). Some have actually stated that the Book of Judith was written in the times of Trajan!
(Alexander III the great, conqueror of Egypt, conqueror of the Persian empire, conqueror of Syria, conqueror of Asia. born of 356 B.C.E, died in 323 B.C.E, in Babylon)
Without any doubt whatsoever, the Nabuchadnezzar described in the book of Ezekiel is Alexander III of Macedon, son of Phillip II. Some researchers believe that the 1st Temple never stood in Jerusalem, some people claim that the Temple destroyed by Nabuchadnezzar was actually the ‘FORTIFIED CITY OF TYRE” (332 B.C.E.) conquered by the mighty Alexander. This would explain why the Samaritans never accepted the Temple that Titus eventually crushed to the ground. This would also explain why the Rabbis created the “Simon the Tzadik” myth.
(let us not forget that Alexander III of Macedon died in Babylon, in the very palace of Nabuchadnezzar II. He died on June 10th, 323 B.C.E. Sculpture of Alexander, Acropolis museum. Athens)
TRAJAN, THE LION OF SPAIN.
The greatest Emperor Rome ever had was a Spaniard called Trajan, he was from Baetica/Spain. Trajan was the first provincial emperor, meaning that he was the first emperor of Rome that was born outside of Italy. His birth is said to have been around September 15th of the year 53.
(to the left: Trajan, the Alexander of the Roman empire. To the right: Alexander III)
Emperor Nerva adopted him as his own son in October of 97 C.E. Trajan full name was “Marcus Ulpius Traianus” yet he had other titles such as “Caesar Divi Nervae Filius Nerva Traianus Optimus Augustus” and “Caesar Nerva Traianus Germanicus”.
Trajan married a woman named Plotina. He reigned from 98 C.E until 117 C.E when Hadrian took over in Syria. Optimus Princeps, as he is called, served honorably in Syria, in Spain, and in Germany during the reign of Titus and Domitian. Domitian favored Trajan and he allowed him to have a consulship. On January 1st of 98 C.E Trajan held his second consulship.
On January 27th of the year 98, Trajan became emperor of Rome while in Germany. It took him 5 years to subdue Dacia which is today Romania, yet he subdued it during the second Dacian war in the year 106. This victory was celebrated with breath taking spectacles, approximately 10,000 men, mostly prisoners, fought in the gladiator arena praising Trajan’s name. These games lasted for 4 months. A great column was erected in Rome to honor his legacy. Trajan defeated Parthia (Persia) though he was not able to subjugate them completely. He also took Armenia, Mesopotamia, Adiabene, and all the area of Syria including what is today Jordan. He renamed Transjordan as Arabia Petrae and made Bostra its capital (he finished Pompey’s work).
As destiny determined, power was bestowed on Trajan “in Germany” out of all lands. There were many Jewish revolts during Trajan’s reign. Since Jerusalem had been devastated in 70 A.D, the Jewish unrest took place in the area of Babylon, in Cyprus, and in North Africa (Egypt and Cyrene). Thousands and thousands of Greeks and Romans died excruciating deaths during these upheavals, the Jews committed unspeakable atrocities in those days..
Trajan’s progenitor had plenty of experiences with the Jews. Trajan’s father was named Marcus Ulpius Traianus and he had served the Vespasians from 67 to 68 A.D commanding the famous Legion Fretensis X. In 70 A.D Trajan’s father was made consul. He was enrolled among the Patricians and he was made governor of Syria and Asia. Trajan (the son) served 10 years as a Legionary staff tribune, he was in Syria around 75 A.D while his father was governor. So, eventually Trajan had to fight the same people that his father had to fight in Jerusalem: the Jews.
In 115 Trajan captured Ctesiphon, from 115 to 116 Trajan was in the Persian gulf area. The Jewish communities of Mesopotamia and Babylon fell into his hands (the aristocracy of Adiabene converted to Judaism at one point).
Everything began apparently in Cyrenaica (Cyrene and Berenice), there were great fights between the Jews and the communities of Greeks and Romans. Some say that the leader of the Jews there was a certain Andrew who was also known as Lukuas. The Jews in that area had a particular goal:
to establish Cyrenaica as a Jewish state free of gentiles. Therefore, they exterminated as many gentiles as they could in the cruelest fashions imaginable. It is said that the Jews ate their flesh, that they clothed themselves in their skin, that they threw them to beasts, & that they forced them to engage in gladiatorial combats.
The revolt spread to Alexandria/Egypt like an infection, it is said that many Cyrenaican Jews went there at that time (Egypt was the food supply of Rome). There in Egypt the Jews committed the same atrocities that they committed in Cyrenaica.
Several historians say that a great blow was bestowed upon the gentiles in Cyprus, meaning on the Greeks and on the Romans. The fellow in charge of the Jews there was a man named Artemion. As trouble kept on Trajan then sent Quintus Marcius Turbo, he crushed the Jews with a heavy hand. When the Jews in Cyprus were under complete control Trajan determined that no Jew should ever set foot on that island on pain of death.
In the year 116 the Jews aligned themselves with Parthia, they attacked the Romans in Mesopotamia, Adiabene, and in Armenia. The revolt was suppressed and Trajan set up some kind of puppet king. The fellow in charge of the restoring order in this region was named Lusius Quietus, he exterminated as many Jews as he could. Trajan compensated him by making him governor of Judaea in 117 (Hadrian killed Lusius later on).
It is said that there was yet another Jewish uprising under Julianus and Pappus but this seems to have been a minor affair. They were captured in Laodicea/Syria.
Most people have heard that Antiochus Epiphanes IV set up a statue in the Temple of the Jews. Most have heard that Pompey desecrated the Temple by entering the Holy of Holies. Most have heard that Hadrian defiled the Temple area that had been blasted by Titus. Yet, most people don’t know that a statue of Trajan was set up in the area of the Jewish Temple. As a matter of fact, when Hadrian killed Lusius Quietus, the Jews looked favorably on him and Hadrian promised them to remove the statue of Trajan from their sacred site.
Trajan inherited animosity towards the Jews via his father but Trajan was not necessarily an anti -Jew for the sake of being one. Trajan had no choice but to suppress the revolts that challenged the political stability of Rome in the Middle East. The unspeakable atrocities committed by the Jews in those times simply could not be tolerated. As a matter of fact, when the revolts took place in Alexandria, Trajan and Plotina looked on the Jews with favor.
There are even rumors stating that Trajan authorized the rebuilding of the Temple. This is probably why at some point the Jews celebrated “the day of Trajan” as a semi-holiday (Yom Trajanus). Perhaps Trajan almost granted the permission but when he saw the stubbornness of the Jews he changed his mind. Either way, Trajan is perceived by the Jews as a Nabuchadnezzar, especially after his statue was erected in the Temple area.
This Spaniard visionary that some compare with Alexander the Great, died in August 7th or 8th of 117 C.E in Selinus/Cilicia. He must have been approximately 64 when he passed away. His ashes were brought to Rome. He was the first Emperor to die outside of the eternal City.
(arch of Trajan, Benevento)
HADRIAN, THE MAN OF “SYRIA PALAESTINA”.
Hadrian was without a doubt one of the greatest emperors of the omnipotent power known as Rome. Hadrian’s family had been settled in Spain by the great general Scipio who defeated Hanibaal. The Hellenophile nick-named Graeculus was the son of a senator called Aelius Hadrianus Afer (Hadrian had a sister called Paulina). Aelius was a Spaniard born in Italica, in the district of Baetica.
(statue of Emperor Hadrian)
Hadrian’s mother was an aristocrat that hailed from Cadiz/Spain. So, though Hadrian was born in Rome on January 24th 76 C.E he was symbolically speaking, the second provincial emperor of Rome.
After his father’s death Hadrian was mentored by Acilius Attianus and by an influential relative of his father named Trajan. Trajan ended up becoming emperor of Rome in January 27th 98 C.E “while in Germany”.
Hadrian married Trajan’s great niece Sabina in 100 C.E. In 117 when Trajan died in Cilicia, Hadrian proclaimed himself emperor in Antioch/Syria (the holy soil of Antiochus Epiphanes IV). In August 9th of 117 Trajan’s wife (Plotina) and his former mentor Attianus assisted him by stating that it was Trajan’s will that he would be his successor. In August 11th of 117 the armies of the East hailed him emperor.
Hadrian was not a soldier-emperor like his predecessor Trajan, he was more of a diplomat who envisioned an Alexander-like world order. Hadrian had participated in several military campaigns prior to becoming emperor; he had been praetor, he had been governor and consul as well. When he was 14 for example, he was sent to Italica for military training. In 94 C.E, when he was 19, he became “tribune” (assistant of Legion’s commander) of Legion II Adiutrix in Pannoia (Hungary). In 96 C.E he was tribune of Legion V Macedonica in Moesia (Bulgaria). Hadrian led Legion I Minerva in the 2nd Dacian war, this turned him into governor of Pannoia. In the year 108 be became Consul.
Among the several challenges faced by Hadrian were the Jews who repudiated anything that was not of Jewish culture.
Hadrian inherited Jewish unrest from Trajan, from 116 to 117 there had been ferocious revolts all over the diaspora. It is said that from 130 to 132 Hadrian was in Palestine until he traveled to Greece in 132. A great social upheaval broke out in 132 under a Jewish messianic figure called bar Kochba who led many suicidal freedom fighters.
Hadrian sent a certain Tineius Rufus in order to suppress these revolts. Rufus, governor of Judea, had under his command two legions: Legion VI Ferrata and Legion X Fretensis. It is said that two other legions participated in these Judean campaigns, these would be the Syrian Legion II Gallica, the Egyptian Legion XXII Deitoriana. Some state that Legion III Cyrenaica, Legion III Gallica, and Legion IV Scythica also participated as well.
Either way Hadrian ended up replacing Rufus with a great military leader that had been involved in Britain called Julius Severus. Severus did not do open war, he surrounded all the fortresses and wore the Jews out by starvation. Fifty fortresses were demolished, 980 villages were destroyed, 580,000 Jews were killed besides the ones who died of hunger, fire, and diseases. Roman sources state that Barch Kochba was crushed in the year 134 but Jewish sources say that this took place in July of 135. Bar Kochba was beheaded and his head was displayed in a parade. His headquarters in Bethar became a pool of blood while Jews were sold for the price of a horse in Hebron and in Gaza. It is said that Bethar was taken on the 9th of Av, in the month of August. Latin inscriptions have been found near a well in Bethar, these inscriptions mentioned the detachments of two Legions: Macedonica V and Legion Claudia 11th.
A statue of Jupiter with the head of Hadrian and a statue of Venus were installed the sacred area of the Temple. It is said that a sculpture of Hadrian riding on horseback was erected in the holy site as well. Some say that when Hadrian visited Judea in 130 a Legion welcomed him by installing an Arch in commemoration of his visit. This Arch was made in Tell Shalem, near Scythopolis (a great bronze statue of Hadrian had been found there).
Jerusalem was given a new name that would endure for 250 years: Aelia Capitolina. The name “Aelia” was meant to glorify Hadrian’s family and the title “Capitolina” was given in the honor of “Jupiter Capitolinus”. Several deities were worshipped there: the Dioscuri, Venus, Bacchus, Serapis, but the main one was of course Jupiter. Hadrian was the first Roman emperor to honor the Greek goddess “Roma” in Rome, in April 21st of the year 121 he built a huge Temple near the Colosseum to Venus and to Roma.
The Jewish population was replaced by Roman soldiers and a wall was built around the city in order to keep the Jews out under penalty of death. The Jews would only be allowed there once a year on Yom Kippur. Circumcision was banned and taxes were raised. It is uncertain when Hadrian decided to ban circumcision, some say that this prohibition took place in 130 prior to Bar Kochba’s revolt (Hadrian was disturbed both by the custom of circumcision and by the castration of slaves).
Hadrian reigned for approximately 21 years, he suffered greatly from internal bleeding during his final days, the Jews nick-named him “Hadrian the cursed” and “may his bones rot”. Hadrian attempted suicide more than once and eventually, on July 10th of 138 he passed away.
Titus razed this temple to the ground on 70 A.D but Hadrian went beyond this measure, he blasted the national Jewish psyche by renaming the land “Syria Palaestina”. Hadrian had previously honored the name “Judaea” in his coins but he decided to eradicate that name completely. It is obvious that Hadrian’s action created repercussions that have reached our modern days. If we examine the Hebrew word “Phillishtim”, we can see that its Gematria depicts a very interesting reality:
פ = P ל = L ש = Sh ת = T י = I ם = M
P (Pei) = 80
L (Lamed) = 30
Sh (Shin) = 300
T (Tav) = 400
I (Yud) = 10
M (Mem sophit) = 40
80 + 30 + 300 + 400 + 10 + 40 = 860 = “86”.
8 + 6 = 14 (May 14th).
8 * 6 = 48. 48 = year 1948.
This equals May 14th of 1948, the date when the modern State of Israel was established.
The pagan anti-Christian emperor Julian allowed the Jews to rebuild their Temple but it was not rebuilt. The legacy of Hadrian prevailed and as a result today that land is being disputed by two completely different forces.
(back in the days the Macedonians, an occupying force, devastated Gaza. Today Israel, an European crusade, is fighting the natives of Palestine. The leader of Gaza, Batis, he refused to bow to Alexander the great. He died as a martyr. Today the Palestinians refuse to kneel before Israel, they are willing to die as martyrs; like Batis)
“Be strong and conduct yourselves like men, you Phillishtim, that you do not become servants of the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Conduct yourselves like men, and fight!”
(Samuel I 4:9)
So, who are those Phillishtim admired by Hadrian-Graeculus?
(most scholars believe that the famous Philishtines emanated mainly from Crete. The Jews called Crete “Caphtor” and the Egyptians called it “Keftiu”)
The Phillishtim are a very important and controversial nation in the Bible, the original Phillishtim were predominantly of European stock though there must have been some of them who were of brown skin. Herodotus calls them Pelasgians of Attica, meaning of Athens/Greece. He describes them as a genocidal people who murder many women and children. If they were willing to exterminate females and their offspring, what wouldn’t they do?
(map of Attica)
This people were known in Egypt as the Peleset and some identify them with the Etruscans/Thyrrenians who had lived in Galata/Turkey and of course in Italy. Either way, the Phillishtim are more than a heritage, more than a tribe, more than a physical appearance: they are an energy. The clever Hadrian had studied this people very well, this is why he renamed the land “Syria Palaestina”.
Genesis 10:14 says that the Phillishtim have a very obscure hybridized origin in Mizraim, meaning in the Egypt of Ramesses III where the Peleset or peoples of the sea once invaded. This passage in Genesis 10 states that the Phillishtim of Amalekite spark emanate from Pathrusim and Casluchim. They are also known as “Cherethites” (Samuel I 30:14).
(here we see the army of Ramses III fighting the sea peoples)
(many scholars have identified these invaders as ‘PELESET’)
(the Phillishtim certainly had a connection to ancient Greece)
(the Phillisshtim were divided in clans, one of their clans were the Cherethites. The Cherethites are mentioned in Ezekiel 25:16, they are described as a “SEA PEOPLE” associated with the Phillishtim. It is a known fact that these Cherethites were the Carians who inhabited Turkey, they wore helmets with plumes and they wore bronze body armor. They venerated Zeus [Carian Zeus] in Mylasa)
From a more Biblical perspective, the Phillishtim have played a very active role in the lives of those who come from Isaac since time immemorial. Abram surely interacted with Abimelech of Gerar many times and Genesis 21:34 says that Abraham stayed in “the land of the Phillishtim” many days. The Phillishtim were warriors, men of war. Throughout the Bible we see that they were very strong in spirit, physically strong, and had courage to the point of insanity sometimes.
(the Phillishtim: a seed of everlasting hatred. Check the Sun Sentinel, Sunday, February 1st, 2015)
(here we have the unrepentant terrorist leader Yasser Arafat, head of the Palestinian Arabs. Arafat was born in Cairo/Egypt on August 24th, 1929. His full name was “Muhammad Abdel Rahman Abdel Rauf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini”. His father was of Egyptian-Gazan descent and his mother was a member of the Jerusalmite Abu Saud family. Yasser Arafat died in 2004)
The Holocaust that took place during W.W II is the worst thing that ever happened to the Jews. Yet, the Jews underwent something similar in the times of the Vespasians but most people don’t remember that. Those who remember probably don’t understand what the Jews went through in those obscure days. During those times the Jews experienced an absolute blast to their national psyche. The destruction of the Temple by Titus was a rape to the Jewish collective consciousness.
Nero once sent a general to Palestine in order to suppress Jewish revolts, this military leader was Vespasian, son of Titus Flavius Sabinus. Vespasian’s father was from a North Eastern region of Rome called Sabine. The mother of Vespasian was the sister of a senator. Vespasian had no royal bloodline that he could rely on, he paved the way to victory with the sweat of his own brow. In fact, Vespasian was originally a farmer that was nicknamed “the muleteer”.
Vespasian served in Thrace, in Germany, and in Britain. In the year 51 he was briefly a consul and in 63 he became governor of Africa. When he was 57 years old he was sent to Palestine, little did he know that such mission would turn him into Emperor of Rome.
His son Titus traveled to Alexandria/Egypt in order to fetch a Legion. Vespasian traveled to the Syria and settled in Antioch where he assembled his army. In the year 67 he mustered 2 legions in Syria, 23 auxiliary cohorts, and six wings of mounted soldiers. From Antioch he went to Tyre, from Tyre to Ptolemais, and there he joined forces with his son who had come with an Alexandrian legion.
The first target in Palestine was the fortified city of Jopata which was under the charge of a 30 year old Jewish general called Joseph. Vespasian surrounded the city completely and attacked from the North. As battering rams breached the walls Assyrian style, many Jews committed suicide by jumping into the precipices.
Around 40,000 Jews were killed. Some survivors took refuge in cavers but the Roman omnipotent force rooted them out and killed them. The women and children of Jopata were turned, as it is expected, into slaves. The leader of the city who hid himself in a subterranean tunnel chose not to commit suicide and turned himself in. Joseph or Josephus, as he is commonly known in history, prophesied to Vespasian; he declared that Nero would not rule for much longer and that Vespasian would become Emperor. He also said that his son Titus would rule after him consecutively.
After the devastation of Jopata Vespasian sent Titus to Tarichaea, he would join him there later on. Many Jews were massacred, the extermination campaign took such a height that the corpses made the waters of Galilee stink. Vespasian killed 1200 old men and useless ones. He sent 6000 young men to Greece to labor for Nero. He sent 30,000 into slavery and gave some to Agrippa as well. Tarichaea and Tiberias were secured for Agrippa. When the city of Gamala was taken many Jews jumped from the fortress into a sure death.
Vespasian sent Titus with 1000 calvary men to Gischchala. The leader of this place was a thug known as John of Gishchala. John asked Titus for a treaty in order to observe the Shabbat, Titus granted it. John had no intention of keeping the Shabbat, he was just buying time in order to escape with thousands of followers. When Titus found out he chased him and killed 6000 of his followers plus he brought 3000 women and children back to Gishchala. John and the rest of his gang managed to escape to Jerusalem.
By late March 68 Titus took Gadara. He went to the headquarters in Caesarea and sent a general named Placidus to crush rebels in the Jordan area. Placidus killed 15000 people and took 2000 prisoners. Many committed suicide by drowning in the stinking Jordan river, the corpses reached all the way to the dead sea.
In central Judea Vespasian took around 4000 prisoners and killed 10,000 Jews. He occupied Emmaus, Samaria, and finally Jericho. The inhabitants of Jericho simply abandoned the city. Vespasian’s general ‘Cerealis’ subdued upper Idumea. Only Masada and Jerusalem were left.
When Vespasian went from Jericho to Caesarea he learned that Nero had committed suicide and that general Galba had become emperor so the attack on Jerusalem was postponed. Jerusalem had become an isolated center of Jewish resistance, it was their last hope. Unfortunately, the Jews there were far from being united, they were divided into factions and each one had its own agenda.
There in Jerusalem was for example the thug that had asked permission from Titus in order to observe the Shabbat (John of Gishcala). Yet on 69 A.D John melted the sacred vessels of the Temple. There was for example another faction of robber-patriots that had called on 20,000 Idumeans to fight on their behalf. During a storm at night the Idumeans entered the Temple area and killed 8500 Jews making no distinction, half of the Idumeans left.
The zealots robbed the rich and ravished the women. A certain priest named Eleazar had his own group as well and to top it off, a Jew named Simon Bar Giora (possibly a convert) who was in charge of 40,000 Jews was invited to Jerusalem as well. A civil war broke between John, Simon, and Eleazar. Jerusalem had turned into a concentration camp were the Jews were eating each other alive.
In the year 68 Titus went to Italy accompanied by Agrippa in order to congratulate Galba. When they reached Greece in 69 they learned that Galba had been murdered by Otto who in turn became the new emperor. A certain Vitellius had been proclaimed emperor by his own Legions in the German frontier and was on his way to dispute with Otto, Otto ended up committing suicide. Titus decided to return to the East and on 69 Vespasian marched onto Jerusalem while Cerealis reduced Idumea.
(Galba: June 8th, 68 – Jan 15th, 69 A.D.)
On July 1st of 69 A.D Julius Tiberius Alexander, commander of the two Egyptian legions, proclaimed Vespasian Emperor of Rome (Julius Tiberius Alexander was the son of the most prominent Jew in Alexandria: Alexander Lysimachus, brother of the Hellenized Jewish philosopher Philo). On July 15th all Syria hailed him emperor as well. Cities of the East followed and five legions of the Danube hailed him emperor. At Beyrut (Lebanon) he received homage of cities and potentates, there he set Joseph free by cutting his chains with an axe. The prophet of Vespasian became Flavius Josephus. From Beyrut Vespasian marched onto Antioch and commanded Mucianus, governor of Syria, to go to Italy in order to defeat Vitellius. Both Vespasian and Titus went to Egypt in order to cut off the food supply that would support Vitellius. As all legions pledged allegiance to Vespasian. Vitellius was killed.
(Vitellius, Jan 2nd, 69 – Dec 20th, 69)
So, on December of 69 A.D, the man who had been formerly known as the muleteer, officially became Emperor of Rome.
(the honorable Vespasian, Emperor of Rome)
Titus was then being assisted by Tiberius Alexander, commander of the two Egyptian legions. In 70 A.D Titus had the following legions at his disposition:
• The 15th legion.
• The one brought from Alexandria at the very beginning.
• The 5th legion, the one that Vespasian stationed at Emmaus.
• The 10th legion, the one stationed in Jericho.
• The 12th.legion :thunderbolt (had fled from Jerusalem before under Cestius Gallus).
In an act of desperation several starving Jews went outside of the Temple area looking for food. All of those were crucified, around 500 or more were crucified daily.
(here’s a Celt crucified by the Romans in the times of Spartacus. Scene from the Spartacus TV series of Steven S. DeKnight)
The Romans crucified so many of them that after a while they got bored and began crucifying them in different positions. Titus mutilated many of these crucified Jews in order to force the remaining Jews in the Temple to surrender, the hands of many Jews were cut off and sent to John of Gishchala and Simon Bar Giora.
Many Jews swallowed their gold, coins, and jewelry. A certain Syrian mercenary saw a Jew digging through his own excrement searching for gold, when the Romans were told about it they started ripping open every Jew they could find. It is said that around 2000 Jews would be ripped open in one single night. All these events took place when the Temple had not fallen yet.
On the 17th of Tammuz, on August 5th, no sacrifices were offered in the Temple. Finally, the walls were breached and the glorious fortification was burned in August. By September 26 70 A.D, Jerusalem was a ghost city.
(the Temple destroyed by Titus)
Simon bar Giora and John of Gishchala were given a chance to live. It is said that John begged for his life but the arrogance of Simon sealed his fate.
Many Jewish survivors deserted to Rome. Agitators were executed and youngsters were taken to Rome. Some were turned into gladiators.
(Terme Museum, Rome)
The rest were chained and sent to work in the Egyptian mines. Jews were distributed into all the provinces of the empire. It is said that a high priest called Jesus of Thebuthi gave Titus many gifts in exchange for his very life. He gave him two golden candelabra, tables, bowls, platters, all things of solid gold.
Titus also received the veil that divided the Holy of Holies, Thebuthi’s belongings, and many religious objects. The Temple was a massive gold mine that had a tremendous impact on Rome’s economy. On June 71 A.D Titus made his triumphal entry into Rome and on 81 A.D an arch that is now known as “the arch of Titus”, was built (Hitler and Mussolini would walk through it later on). Vespasian displayed the gold of Jerusalem in Templum Pacis. Simon Bar Giora was slaughtered in Rome. On 72 A.D the last remnant of Jewish rebellion were subdued by Flavius Silva in Masada.
(Masada, I was there on December of 2002)
The remaining Jews could not last against the 15000 soldiers of Silva so they chose suicide. It is said that the Jerusalem gold was taken to Carthage by the pillaging Vandals. From there it went to Constantinople, and from there it went to what is called today “the West Bank”.
(Titus Vespasianus was born on December 30th, 39 A.D in Rome. He died on September 13th, 81 A.D. Titus became emperor in 79 A.D).
“Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger and the staff in whose hand is my indignation.”
One of the greatest enemies Israel has ever had were the tyrannical sons of Nisroch: Assyria. It is clear that Assyria is not an Arab people like the Syrians of Damascus, ethnic Assyria was a Germanic-Teutonic entity of militaristic orientation. Assyria became Styria and Nineveh became Vienna (ancient Nineveh was in Northern Iraq). The name Germany originates from the word “Germen” which means of the same seed, the Romans gave them the name “Germani” which is very similar to the name of a Persian tribe mentioned by Herodotus.
(Assyrians impaling prisoners in Lachish/Palestine)
For those who think that it is impossible to think that the ancestors of the Germans came from the Middle East, look at the case of Croatia. The Croatians, or at least the Croatian elite, they originally came from Iran. Their capital, meaning “Zagreb”, is named after the “Zagros” mountains of Iran. If we examine for example the description of some Israelites mentioned on Lamentations 4:7, we can see that they are illustrated as Europeans. They are described as “brighter than snow, whiter than milk, more ruddy in body than rubies, like sapphire their appearance.” So if this group of Israelites were described as Caucasian looking, then it is not impossible to understand that their tormenting neighbors of Assyria were a Nordic nation.
Isaiah 19:25 states that Assyria is the work of God’s hands, the God of Jonah Ben Amittai refused to destroy the exceedingly great Nineveh. Nahum 1:15 calls Assyria “the wicked one”, Nahum 3:1 refers to Nineveh as “the bloody city”, and Nahum 3:3 describes something that matches perfectly with the atrocities of W.W II:
“there is a multitude slain, a great number of bodies, countless corpses-they stumble over the corpses-“
Micah 5:5-6 associates Assyria with the nation of Nimrod and describes it as a great threat to Israel’s existence. Isaiah 10:6 describes the agony of the Jews in the face of the Assyrian terror:
“I will send him against an ungodly nation, and against the people of my wrath I will give him charge, to seize the spoil, to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets”.
Isaiah 10:24 subliminally states that the Assyrian terror is something to be afraid of:
“Oh my people who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian”.
(Assyrians flaying prisoners alive)
Why shouldn’t Israel be terrified? Isaiah 36:12 says that Assyria would make Israel starve within their own walls and make them eat and drink their own waste as if their fortification would have turned into a cage (the same thing that the Romans did to the Jews). If we look in Caesar’s Gallic Wars we will see that people were indeed terrified of the Germans:
“…the soldiers began to question the Gauls and merchants there, who talked about the enormous stature, incredible courage, and splendid military training of the Germans. Some affirmed that on many occasions when they had met them in battle, the very expression of their faces and the fierce glance in their eyes were more than they could endure. This gossip threw all the ranks into a sudden panic that completely unnerved them.”
(The Gallic Wars, Caesar. Book I.39. Expulsion of Ariovistus of Gaul [58 B.C.])
(Arminius exhorts his Cheruskan tribesmen to crush the invader of Rome, 19th century)
About the returning Israelite exiles in Europe Isaiah 27:13 says “they will come. Who are about to perish in the land of Assyria..”. This clearly speaks about how Israel came to near extermination in the times of W.W II. Israel and Judah were not the only ones tormented by Assyria, Nahum 3:19 speaks about nations clapping their hands at the news of Assyria’s fall when the Assyrians massively migrated to Western Europe.
Assyria had war in its veins, Ezekiel 23:12 describes the Assyrians as “captains, rulers, dressed most gorgeously, and horsemen”. Isaiah 10:7 clearly depicts the essence of the Assyrian:
“yet he does not mean so, nor does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off a few nations”.
Isaiah 10:13 says for example that the king of Assyria is prudent, valiant, wise, self reliant and projected into gold. Is this not an allegory for the scientific, powerful, and prosperous Germania?
There plenty of examples in the Bible of how the Assyrian machine made the Israelites tremble in panic. Chronicles II 33:11 says that the captains of the Assyrian army took the son of Hezekiah with hooks, bound him in chains, and took him captive to Babylon (king Manasseh). Hezekiah himself didn’t have an easy time with the Assyrian super-power either; Isaiah 36:1 states that Sannecheriv took the fortified cities of Judah in the 14th year of Hezekiah.
(the Assyrian war machine besieges Lachish. British museum of London)
The book of Isaiah does not make any mention of plundering Judah though it says that the fortified cities of Judah were taken. The book of Kings gives us a different perspective, Kings II 18:14 says that king Hezekiah paid Sannecheriv 300 talents of silver and 30 talents of gold. Kings II 18:15 says that Hezekiah gave him all the silver from the Temple and Kings II 18:16 talks about how Hezekiah stripped the Temple of all gold. Finally, Kings II 18:4 speaks about how Hezekiah had to give Sannecheriv something more valuable than gold: his self worth. Hezekiah said the following words to the king of Assyria:
“I have done wrong; turn away from me; whatever you impose on me I will pay”.
Hezekiah would have probably never imagined that he would have to kneel before a gentile. Hezekiah all of the sudden became a grasshopper in the presence of the sons of the giants. From a historical perspective there is an archeological piece called “the Taylor prism” which speaks about Sannecheriv’s pursues in the Judea of Hezekiah. The prism says the following:
“Hezekiah the Judean, I shut up in Jerusalem, his royal city like a bird in a cage.”
The prism also speaks about the heavy tribute imposed on Hezekiah, Hezekiah is said to have given 30 talents of gold, 880 talents of silver, all kinds of palace treasures, his daughters, palace women, male and female singers, 200,150 prisoners and many animals.
In the book of Isaiah things look as if Hezekiah even defeated the king of Assyria but the 2nd book of Kings and the Taylor prism speak what appears to be the truth: Hezekiah’s royal city turned into a cage, he had to absolutely submit to the desires of the Assyrian king, and on top of everything he had to “deny himself” by apologizing and begging. The tale of the Assyrian army defeated by Israel might remind us of Sethos-Shabataka, a priest-king of Egypt who wrestled with Sennacheriv. His kingdom was saved by a swarm of mice that devoured the weapons of the Assyrians (Check Herodotus, the Histories, Book 2.141.5).
Another king of Assyria that blasted the land was Shalmanaser. Kings II 18:9 speaks about how Shalmanaser besieged Samaria and took it after 3 years in the 9th year of Hoshea king of Israel. He imprisoned Hoshea and based on Kings II 18:11 Israel was exiled to regions of Assyria and to places inhabited by the Medes.
Like Nabuchadnezzar, there were more than one Shalmanaser. Shalmanaser V (726-722 b.c) is said to have been the one blasting Hoshea. Based on the Rima stela, Shalmanaser IV (782-772 b.c) took tribute from Samaria. The most terrifying of all the Shalmanasers surely was Shalmanaser III son of Ashurnasirpal II (858-824 b.c).
(Shalmanaser III King of Assyria. Archaeology museum, Istanbul)
(Ashurnasirpal II, father of Shalmanaser III. Kalach [Nimrud], 9th century B.C. British museum of London)
Based on an archeological piece discovered in Nimrud (Calah) that is now in the British museum of London, king Jehu the son of Omri knelt before this king of Assyria bowing his head to the ground.
(the Black Obelisk of Shalmanaser III, British Museum of London)
The inscription on top of the image says the following:
“Yaua, son of Humri; silver, gold, a golden beaker, golden goblets, pitchers of gold, lead, staves from the hands of the king, javelins, I received from him”.
The Bible does not mention this in the same way that he book of Isaiah did not reveal the information found in the 2nd book of Kings and in the Taylor prism.
Then there is the case of a king in Israel called Menahem who ripped pregnant women open. Kings II 15:19 says that he gave to Pul, king of Assyria, 1000 talents of silver that he extracted from wealthy Israelites. He took 50 shekels of silver from each wealthy Israelite in order to please the king of Assyria. Pul is said to have been Tiglath-Pileser III (745-727 b.c). Tiglath Pileser II had been in Israel’s territory before, he transferred Judeans to Bitlis in the area of the Tigris. A certain “Azriau of Yaudi” is mentioned in connection to him. The Bible says that Tiglath Pileser submitted a Judean king called Ahaz who reigned 16 years in Jerusalem. In Kings II 16:7 Ahaz begged the Assyrian king, he said the following:
“I am your servant and your son. Come up and save me from the hand of the king of Syria and from the hand of the king of Israel, who rise up against me.”
Not only did the “king” of Judah had to call himself “servant” and “son” of a gentile, on top of that he had to beg Tiglath Pileser to save him from the king of Israel, an absolute humiliation. Kings II 16:8 says that Ahaz gave him gold and silver from the Temple and from the treasury of his own house. Then he officially recognized the king of Assyria as his mentor, Kings II 16 says that Ahaz met Tiglath Pileser in Damascus and replicated an altar that was there. Ahaz made offerings on his replicated altar and rearranged the ritualism of the Temple on account of the Assyrian king.
So, Ahaz, king of Judah, had to humiliate himself in from of Tiglath Pileaser by calling himself “servant”. He called himself “his son” though it is very known that Jews believe in racial and cultural separatism. Then he had to beg him to save him from the ones who were supposed to be his brothers: the kingdom of Israel. Finally, he re-arranged Temple ritualism based on the mentorship he received from Tiglath Pileser.
So, the Assyrian kings who demanded gold and re-arranged boundaries surely were a threat to both Judah and Israel. They were more than a threat, a terror! In 1933 the Assyrian empire came back to life in Western Europe. A unified Germany under the eagle of Nisroch offered millions in altars of hatred darker than a black sun.
As a conclusion, it is more than obvious that the blood of all these non-Israelite nations have entered the Jewish gene pool one way or another. It is clear that they (the Jews) have been conquered many times & by several ethnic groups. Back in the days when they didn’t have an ‘AMERICA’ that would protect them, they were in constant trouble. There have been involuntary mixes as well as voluntary mixes. It is absurd to think that the modern Jews that you see in New York are a pure race of “UN-BLEMISHED” Biblical lineages. Only a blind fanatic (a primitive) could believe such fairy tale.
It is even more absurd to think of the Jews as Israelites or Hebrews from a biological perspective, especially if we understand that the majority of the Jews in the world are Ashkenazim (as we already know many Ashkenazim come from Eastern European converts). Which one of those with the last name “Kohen” or “Levi” can claim ancestry from Aharon or from Moses? Where is the body of the historical Moses? So you see my friends, what we have today in the so called Jewish world is “a distorted echo”. Can you hear it? The Jews of today are pretty much a collective consciousness but not a race. Pure bloodlines? From what tribe of Israel? Give me a fucking break!!!
The Jews are a nucleus that becomes a state within a state no matter where they go. Their power lies ‘ON THE EXILE’, their nourishment comes from the gentiles. Without the ‘GOYIM’ that they criticize so much they become pretty much nothing. The Jews are just a smaller organism that obtains its energy from a larger organism that in turn functions as a “protector-provider”.
In the end we have what we have…we have a controversial country called Israel, a place that will never see peace. Western-Israel has positive aspects but as we already know Israel means ‘PERPETUAL WAR’.
YOU MIGHT WAT TO CHECK THIS OUT:
• Tanach, Stone edition (Artscroll).
• Hebrew is Greek, by Joseph Yahuda.
• The Torah Anthology, Me’am Loez.
• Ushpizin, a 2004 film by Gidi Dar.
• Ancient mystery cults, by Walter Burkert.
• Enemy of the state, 1998.
• Farewell, Israel! By Ephraim Sevela.
• The devil’s advocate, a 1997 film directed by Taylor Hackford.
• The geography of intellect: by Nathaniel Weyl and Stefan T. Possony.
• Das Leben der Anderen (the lives of others), 2006.
• Revolt in Judea, by Alfred H. Tamarin.
• An education, a 2009 movie directed by Lone Scherfig.
• The great pyramid decoded, by Peter Lemesurier.
• The manchurian candidate, a 2004 film directed by Jonathan Demme.
• The 13th tribe, by Arthur Koestler.
• Mind wars (brain research and national defense), by Jonathan D. Moreno.
• Private, a film from 2004 directed by Saverio Costanzo.
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• Psychiatric terror (how Soviet psychiatry is used to suppress dissent), by Sidney Bloch & Peter Reddaway.
• Moises, faraon de Egipto. By Ahmed Osman.
• Rendition, a movie from 2007 directed by Gavin Hood.
• The Elephantine papyri in English (three millennia of cross-cultural continuity and change), by Bezalel Porten.
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• “Yaldeh Gazezet” (the ringworm children). Documentary directed by David Belhassen & Asher Hemias (Dimona productions LTD, 2003).
• Fair game (directed by Doug Liman), 2010.
• Kippur, a film from 2000 directed by Amos Gitai.
• The Jews of Khazaria, by Kevin Alan Brook.
• Aviva my love, a film from 2006 directed by Shemi Zarhin.
• Akhenaten (the heretic king), by Ronald B. Redford.
• Return from India, a film from 2002 directed by Menahem Golan.
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• The Histories, by Herodotus of Halicarnassus.
• Footnote, a movie from 2011 directed by Joseph Cedar.
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• 1984 (directed by Michael Radford), 1984.
• Future war (non-lethal weapons in twenty-first-century warfare), by Colonel John B. Alexander.
• Lebanon, a 2010 film directed by Samuel Maoz.
• Inanna: queen of heaven and earth, her stories and hyms from Sumer. By Diane Wolkstein and Samuel Noah Kramer.
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• Homo Necans (the anthropology of ancient Greek sacrificial ritual and myth), by Walter Burkert.
• Dogtooth, a movie from 2009 directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
• Pi, a film by Darren Aronofsky, 1998.
• Hitler’s Jewish soldiers (the untold story of Nazi racial laws and men of Jewish descent in the German military), by Bryan Mark Rigg.
• City of angels, a movie from 1998 directed by Brad Silberling.
• The good German, a 2006 movie directed by Steven Sodebergh.
• The blight of Asia, by George Horton.
• Tut, 2015 miniseries by David von Ancken.
• Adio querida (goodbye dear love), a documentary from 2002 by Ruth Behar.
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• The possession, a movie from 2012 directed by Ole Bornedal.
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• Troy: film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, 2004.
• National Geographic, History. December 2015/January 2016. The lost city of Troy.
• Greenzone, a 2010 film directed by Paul Greengrass.
• Uncovered: the whole truth about the Iraq war. A documentary from 2004 directed by Robert Greenwald.
• V for Vendetta, a 2006 movie directed by James Mc Teige.
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• Source code: a film from 2011 directed by Duncan Jones.
• The Punic wars, by Adrian Goldsworthy.
• James’ journey to Jerusalem, a movie from 2003 directed by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz.
• Making of (2006), a film directed by Nouri Bouzid.
• Enough! (Barakat!), a movie from 2006 directed by Djamila Saharaoui.
• Mystic Iran (the unseen world), a film produced by Aryana Farshad.
• Ben-Gurion’s scandals (how the Haganah and the Mossad eliminated Jews), by Naim Giladi.
• Turtles can fly, a movie directed by Bahman Ghobadi (2005).
• Under the bombs, by Philippe Aractingi (2007).
• The genius of Alexander the great, by N.G.L. Hammond.
• Big story in a small city, (2006) a movie directed by Gor Kirakosian.
• Defiance, a film directed by Edward Zwick (2008).
• The Holocaust industry: reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering, by Norman Finkelstein.
• Akhenaten, king of Egypt. By Cyril Aldred.
• The Kuzari (in defense of the despised faith), by Rabbi Yehudah HaLevi.
• For my father, a 2010 film directed by Dror Zahavi.
• The non-Jewish origin of the Sephardic Jews, by Paul Wexler.
• Yana’s friends, a movie from 1999 directed by Arik Kaplun.
• S1mone (2002), directed by Andrew Niccol.
• Carthage (uncovering the mysteries and splendors of ancient Tunisia), by Soren, Khader, and Slim.
• Guinea pigs (technologies of control), by John Hall.
• The invasion, a film from 2007 directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel and James McTeigue.
• Cornelius Tacitus: the Histories/the Annals.
• The Holy Land, a 2001 film directed by Eitan Gorlin.
• Equilibrium, a film directed by Kurt Wimmer (2002).
• Phillip of Macedon, by George Cawkwell.
• Chronicle of a Pharaoh (the intimate life of Amenhotep III), by Joann Fletcher.
• Beyond the ashes: cases of reincarnation from the Holocaust. By Rabbi Yonassan Gershom.
• Surrogates, a film directed by Jonathan Mostow (2009).
• Close to home. Transfax Film Productions. Producers: Marek Rozenbaum & Itai Tamir.
• The invention of the Jewish people, by Shlomo Sand.
• Broken wings, a film from 2002 directed by Nir Bergman.
• The Jews in the Roman world: by Michael Grant.
• 69 A.D.: the year of four emperors. By Austin Gwyn Morgan.
• Os dez mandamentos (the ten commandments), 2015 Brazilian TV series. Directed by Alexandre Avancini.
• Spychips: how major corporations and government plan to track your every purchase and watch your every move. By Katherine Albrecht.
• Caligula, 1979 film directed by Tinto Brass.
• The human centipede, a film from 2009 directed by Tom Six.
• Operation Solomon: the daring rescue of the Ethiopian Jews. By Stephen Spector.
• The emperor Julian, by Constance Head.
• Ramses II: magnificence on the Nile. Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia.
• Centurion, a 2010 movie directed by Neil Marshall.
• The Jewish kingdom of Kuzar: the rise and fall of the legendary country of converts. By Rabbi Zelig Schachnowitz.
• Fellini Satyricon: a film from 1969 directed by Federico Fellini.
• The great fire of Rome: the fall of the emperor Nero and his city. By Stephen Dando-Collins.
• Attila the Hun. 2001 TV series directed by Dick Lowry.
• Icon of evil: Hitler’s mufti and the rise of radical Islam. By Alan Dershowitz, David G. Dalin, and John F. Rothman.
• Caesar: the Gallic wars.
• Trajan, Optimus Princeps. By Julian Bennett.
• Following Hadrian: a second-century journey through the Roman empire. By Elizabeth Speller.
• Rome and Jerusalem: the clash of ancient civilizations. By Martin Goodman.
• Lemon tree (2009), a movie directed by Eran Riklis.
• Caesar’s messiah (the Roman conspiracy to invent Jesus), by Joseph Atwill.
• The passion of the Christ, a 2004 movie by Mel Gibson.
• La vida secreta de Jesus de Nazaret, por Mariano F. Urresti.
• Shadow masters: an international network of governments and secret-service agencies working together with drug dealers and terrorists for mutual benefit and profit. By Daniel Estulin.
• Spartacus’ TV series, by Steven S. DeKnight.
• The believer, a 2002 film by Henry Bean.
• When God was a woman, by Merlin Stone.
• Paradise now, 2005 directed by Hany-Abu Assad.
• Stranger in the valley of the kings (solving the mystery of an ancient Egyptian mummy), by Ahmed Osman.
• The gladiator: the secret history of Rome’s warrior slaves. By Alan Baker.
• Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, 2000.
• Jerusalem under the high priests, by Edwin Bevan.
• Abraham’s children (race, identity, and the DNA of the chosen people), by Jon Entine.
• Rana’s wedding, by Hany Abu-Assad (2002).
• The emperor Domitian, by Brian Jones.
• Minority report, a film from 2002 directed by Steven Spielberg.
• Divergent (2014), a movie directed by Neil Burger.
• The other Jews (the Sephardim today), by Daniel J. Elazar.
• Apt pupil, a 1998 by Bryan Singer.
• Hotel Rwanda, a 2004 film directed by Terry George.
• The murderer next door: why the mind is designed to kill. By David M. Buss.
• The empty mirror, a film directed by Barry J. Hershey (1996).
• Godsend: a film from 2004 directed by Nick Hamm.
• The generalship of Alexander the Great, by J.F.C.Fuller.
• Beaufort, a film from 2007 directed by Joseph Cedar.
• Katyn, a 2009 movie directed by Andrzej Wajda.
• Secrets of the great pyramid (two thousand years of adventure and discoveries surrounding the mystery of the great pyramid of Cheos), by Peter Tompkins.
• The way back, a 2010 film directed by Peter Weir.
• Rule by secrecy (the hidden history that connects the trilateral commission, the freemasons, and the great pyramids), by Jim Marrs.
• “Ararat”, 2002 film directed by Atom Egoyan.
• The Ashkenazic Jews: a Slavo-Turkic people in search of a Jewish identity. By Paul Wexler.
• El origen Judio de las monarquias Europeas, por Joaquin Javaloys.
• Ali: Fear eats the soul (Angst isst seele auf), a film from 1974 directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
• Exodus: Gods and kings, a movie from 2014 directed by Ridley Scott.
• The gold of exodus (the discovery of the true Mount Sinai), by Howard Blum.
• The tribes of Israel: the lost and the dispersed. By Rabbi Eliyahu Avichail.
• Munich, a 2005 movie directed by Steven Spielberg.
• Hitler’s suppressed and still-secret weapons, science and technology. By Henry Stevens.
• Moses the Egyptian (the memory of Egypt in Western monotheism), by Jan Assman.
• Walk on water, directed by Eytan Fox, 2004.
• The Moses mystery: the Egyptian origin of the Jewish people. By Gary Greenberg.
• Computorah: hidden codes in the Torah, by Moshe Katz.
• Turn left at the end of the world, a film from 2004 directed by Avi Nesher.
• Pythagoras: his life and writings, by Thomas S. Stanley.
• Conspiracy theory (1997), a film directed by Richard Donner.
• The book of Enoch.
• Ida, 2013 film by Pawel Palikowski.
• Human sacrifice (in history and today), by Nigel Davies.
• Army of roses: inside the world of Palestinian women suicide bombers. By Barbara Victor.
• Day night day night, a film from 2006 directed by Julia Loktev.
• The reign of Thutmoses IV, by Betsy M. Bryan.
• A price above Rubies (1998), a film directed by Boaz Yakin.
• La Kabbalah, por Rafael Alvisa.
• Wallstreet: money never sleeps. A film from 2010 directed by Oliver Stone.
• Cannibalism (a perfectly natural history), by Bill Schutt.
• Attenberg, a movie from 2010 directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari.
• The Ramayana, a modern retelling of the great Indian epic (by Ramesh Menon).
• Strangers (tzarim), a 2007 film by by Erez Tadmor & Guy Nattiv.
• We look like the enemy (the hidden story of Israel’s Jews from Arab lands), by Rachel Shabi.
• Waltz with Bashir, a film from 2008 directed by Ari Folman.
• Classical Sparta (techniches behind her success), edited by Anton Powell.
• A separation, a film from 2011 directed by Asghar Farhadi.
• Gett (the trial of Viviane Amsalem), a film from 2014 directed by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz.
• Peoples, seas and ships. By Zvi Herman.
• Canibal, a film from 2013 directed by Manuel Martin Cuenca.
• In quest of the great white gods, by Robert F. Marx (with Jenifer G. Marx).
• Daughter of Keltoum (Bent Keltoum) by Mehdi Chareff (2001).
• Margin call, a movie from 2011 directed by J.C. Chandor.
• Moses and monotheism, by Sigmund Freud.
• Warrior Queen, a film from 2003 directed by Bill Anderson.
• Old Testament parallels (laws and stories from the ancient near east), by Victor H. Matthews and Don C. Benjamin.
• We own the right (2007), a movie directed by James Gray.
• El viaje de los malditos. Por Gordon Thomas y Max Morgan-Witts.
• Erased (2013), a film directed by Philipp Stolzl.
• The epic of Gilgamesh.
• Jellyfish, a movie from 2007 directed by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen.
• In the shadow of Olympus (the emergence of Macedon), by Eugene N. Borza.
• Insurgent, a film from 2015 directed by Robert Schwentke.
• Creatures in the mist: little people, wild men and spirit beings around the world: a study in comparative mythology. By Gary R. Vamer.
• Fill the void (2012), a movie directed by Rama Burshtein.
• Chronicle of the Pharaohs: the reign-by-reign record of the rulers and dynasties of ancient Egypt. By Peter A. Clayton.
• Wrath of the Titans, a movie from 2012 directed by Jonathan Liebesman.
• Kosovo (what everyone needs to know), by Tim Judah.
• The legend of Hercules, a film from 2014 directed by Renny Harlin.
• Ritual sacrifice: blood and redemption, by Brenda Ralph Lewis.
• The point men (2001), a film directed by John Glen.
• The Nazi connection to Islamic terrorism: Adolf Hitler and Haj Amin-al-Husseini. By Chuck Morse.
• Agora, a 2009 film by Alejandro Amenabar.
• The Jews of Islam, by Bernard Lewis.
• In time, a film from 2011 directed by Andrew Niccol.
• Peoples of the sea, by Immanuel Velikovsky.
• the imitation game, a film from 2014 directed by Morten Tyldum.
• Conspiracy theory, a movie from 1997 directed by Richard Donner.
• Pawn sacrifice, a film from 2014 directed by Edward Zwick.
• 2000 anos de vida Judia en Marruecos, por Haim Zafrani.
• The Gatekeepers, a documentary film from 2012 directed by Dror Moreh.
• The first clash (the miraculous Greek victory at Marathon and its impact on Western Civilization), by Jim Lacey.
• Limitless, a film from 2011 directed by Neil Burger.
• An empire of their own: how the Jews invented Hollywood, by Neal Gabler.
• Late marriage, a film from 2001 directed by Dover Kosashvili.
• Brainwash: the secret history of mind control, by Dominic Streatfeild.
• Campfire, a movie from 2004 directed by Joseph Cedar.
• A history of Iran (empire of the mind), by Michael Axworthy.
• Half Moon, a film from 2006 directed by Bahman Ghobadi.
• 9 star hotel, a movie from 2007 directed by Ido Haar.
• Jesus vivio y murio en Cachemira, por Andreas Faber-Kaiser.
• A stranger among us, a film from 1992 by Sidney Lumet.
• The world of the Druids, by Miranda J. Green.
• 5 broken cameras, a film from 2011 directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi.
• The Etruscans, by Massimo Pallottino.
• Edge of darkness, a film from 2010 directed by Martin Campbell.
• The Rebbe, the messiah, and the scandal of Orthodox indifference, by David Burger.
• Immortals, a movie from 2011 directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar.
• The Spartans (the world of the warrior-heroes of ancient Greece), by Paul Cartledge.
• For the love of money, a movie from 2012 directed by Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman.
• The wolf of the Kremlin (the first biography of L. M. Kaganovich, the Soviet Union’s architect of fear), by Stuart Kahan.
• Pathology, a film from 2008 directed by Marc Scholermann.
• Adolf Hitler, el ultimo avatara. Por Miguel Serrano.
• The boy in the striped pyjamas, a film from 2008 directed by Mark Herman.
• The oracle (the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient Delphi), by William J. Broad.
• Welcome, a film from 2009 directed by Philippe Lioret.
• Bethlehem, a film from 2013 directed by Yuval Adler.
• The secret of the great pyramid (how one man’s obsession led to the solution of ancient Egypt’s greatest mystery), by Bob Brier and Jean-Pierre Houdin.
• Pompeii, a film from 2014 directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.
• Game of death, a movie from 2010 directed by Giorgio Serafini.
• Closed circuit (2013), a film directed by John Crowley.
• Arafat’s war, by Efraim Karsh.
• Triple 9, a film from 2016 directed by John Hillcoat.
• My father my Lord, a film from 2007 directed by David Volach.
• The pyramids (the mystery, culture, and science of Egypt’s great monuments), by Miroslav Verner.
• Occupation has no future, a documentary by David Zlutnick (Upheaval Productions).
• The protocols of the elders of Zion (Sergei Nilus?).
• Miral, a film from 2010 directed by Julian Schnabel.
• Jewish-run concentration camps in the Soviet Union, by Herman Greife.
• Berlin Jerusalem, a film from 1989 directed by Amos Gitai.
• The Transfer Agreement (the untold story of the secret pact between the Third Reich and Jewish Palestine), by Edwin Black.
• Fictitious marriage, a film from 1988 directed by Haim Bouzaglo.
• The Zohar (Soncino Press).
• The game, a film from 1997 directed by David Fincher.
• Oxford Bible Atlas (3rd Edition), edited by Herbert G. May.
• Time of favor, a film from 2000 directed by Joseph Cedar.
• Popol Vuh, translated by Dennis Tedlock.
• Hamas vs Fatah (the struggle for Palestine), by Jonathan Schanzer.
• Hitman: Agent 47. A movie from 2015 directed by Aleksander Bach.
• Thermopylae (the battle that changed the world), by Paul Cartledge.
• Aeon Flux, a film from 2005 directed by Karyn Kusama.
• A la hora de la muerte, por Dr. Karlis Osis y Dr. Erlendur Haraldson.
• Seeking justice, a film from 2011 directed by Roger Donaldson.
• Death & its mysteries (a penetrating psychological examination of the ultimate fate that all men face). By Ignace Lepp.
THE ‘ELOHIM’ DEPT:
“…, the governors of the world, they considered gods. Now if out of joy in their beauty they thought them gods, let them know how far more excellent is the Lord than these; for the original source of beauty fashioned them.”
(Book of Wisdom 13:2-3)
(scene form the film ‘STARGATE’, a film from 1994 by Roland Emerich. Here we have a supremacist Anunnaki of Egyptian flavor who terrorizes his tribal chosen people into submission. Doesn’t this remind us of angry ‘YHVH’ and his chosen people ‘ISRAEL’?)
• Dark skies, directed by Scott Stewart (2013).
• The Pyramid, a film from 2014 directed by Gregory Levasseur.
• Oblivion, a film from 2013 directed by Joseph Kosinski.
• Slave species of God, by Michael Tellinger.
• The day the earth stood still, 2008 film directed by Scott Derrickson.
• The Sirius mystery (new scientific evidence of alien contact 5,000 years ago), by Robert Temple.
• Final fantasy (the spirits within), a film from 2001 directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi.
• The Grays, by Whitley Strieber.
• Interstellar, a film from 2014 directed by Christopher Nolan.
• The Martian enigmas (the face, the pyramids and other unusual objects on Mars), by Mark J. Carlotto.
• Species, a movie from 1995 directed by Roger Donaldson.
• Kill command, a film from 2016 directed by Steven Gomez.
• Species: the awakening, 2007 movie directed by Nick Lyon.
• Lucy (2014), a movie directed by Luc Besson.
• La granja humana (ellos, los duenos invisibles de este planeta), por Salvador Freixedo.
• Outlander, directed by Howard McCain (2008).
• John Carter, a film from 2012 directed by Andrew Stanton.
• Atlantis, alien visitation, and genetic manipulation: by Michael Tsarion.
• Impostor: a film from 2002 directed by Gary Fleder.
• The Mayan prophecies, by Adrian G. Gilbert and Maurice M. Cotterell.
• Taken, 2002 TV mini-series by Steven Spielberg.
• Passport to the Cosmos (human transformation and alien encounters), by John E. Mack, M. D.
• K-pax, a 2001 movie directed by by Iain Softley.
• Pyramid odyssey, by William R. Fix.
• The island, a 2005 film directed by Michael Bay.
• Predators, directed by Nimrod Antal (2010).
• Moon (2009), a movie directed by Duncan Jones.
• El ascenso de los robots (la amenaza de un futuro sin empleo), por Martin Ford.
• Knowing, 2009 film directed by Alex Proyas.
• There were giants upon the earth (gods, demigods, and human ancestry: the evidence of alien DNA), by Zecharia Sitchin.
• Elysium, a film from 2013 directed by Neill Blomkamp.
• Total Recall, a movie from 2012 directed by Lens Wiseman.
• The ancient giants who ruled America: the missing skeletons and the great Smithsonian cover-up. By Richard J. Dewhurst
• Prometheus, directed by Ridley Scott (2012).
• Event horizon: a film from 1997 directed by Paul Anderson.
• The hidden records, by Wayne Herschel and Birgitt Lederer.
• Dune: a film from 1984 directed by David Lynch.
• Fire in the sky, a movie directed by Robert Lieberman (1993).
• Chariots of the gods, by Erich Von Daniken.
• Passengers, a film from 2016 directed by Morten Tyldun.
• Caprica, TV series 2009-2010.
• Solaris, a film directed by Steven Soderbergh (2002).
• Lost secrets of the sacred ark: amazing revelations of the incredible power of gold. By Laurence Gardner.
• The Andromeda strain, miniseries from 2008 directed by Mikael Salomon.
• War of the worlds, a film from 2005 directed by Steven Spielberg.
• The spaceships of Ezekiel, by Joseph F. Blumrich.
• The chronicles of Riddick: a film from 2004 directed by David Twohy.
• Tron: a movie from 1982 directed by Steven Lisberger.
• Ultraviolet, a 2006 film directed by Kurt Wimmer.
• Mission to Mars, a film from 2000 directed by Brian de Palma.
• Close encounters of the third kind: a film from 1977 directed by Steven Spielberg.
• Gamer, a film from 2009 directed by Neveldine/Taylor.
• Eagle eye, a movie directed by D.J. Caruso (2008).
• Immortal: a film directed by Enki Bilal (Enes Bilalovic), 2004.
• Soldier: a film from 1998 directed by Paul Anderson.
• Babylon 5, written and produced by J. Michael Straczynski.
• Push, a film from 2009 directed by Paul McGuigan.
• Consciousness beyond life (the science of the Near-Death experience), by Pim van Lommel .M.D.
• After Earth, a film from 2013 directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
• Starship troopers, a film from 1997 directed by Paul Verhoeven.
• The mist, a movie from 2007 directed by Frank Darabont.
• Daybreakers: a 2010 film directed by Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig.
• Starman, a movie directed by John Carpenter (1984).
• Resident evil (afterlife), a film from 2010 directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.
• Pandorum, a film from 2009 directed by Christian Alvart.
• Cloverfield, a movie from 2008 directed by Matt Reeves.
• The abyss, a 1989 film directed by James Cameron.
• Battle: Los Angeles. A movie from 2011 directed by Jonathan Liebesman.
• Earth (an alien enterprise), by Timothy Good.
• Skyline, a 2010 film directed by Greg Strause and Colin Strause.
• Thoth: architect of the universe, by Ralph Ellis.
• The box, a film from 2009 directed by Richard Kelly.
• Contact, a movie directed by Robert Zemeckis, 1997.
• Terminator III: rise of the machines, a 2003 directed by Jonathan Mostow.
• Saturn 3: a film from 1980 directed by Stanley Donen.
• Our final invention: artificial intelligence and the end of the human era, by James Barrat.
• Stealth (2005), directed by Rob Cohen.
• The 5th wave, a film from 2016 directed by J. Blakeson.
• Blade Runner: a 1982 film directed by Ridley Scott.
• Technology of the gods: the incredible sciences of the ancients, by David Hatcher Childress.
• I, Robot (2004). Directed by Alex Proyas.
• Alien, a film from 1979 directed by Ridley Scott.
• Children of the matrix: How an interdimensional race has controlled the world for thousands of years-and still does. By David Icke.
• The hidden, a movie directed by Jack Sholder, 1987.
• The fourth kind, a 2009 film by Olatunde Osunsanmi.
• Cocoon: a film from 1985 directed by Ron Howard.
• Grey aliens and the harvesting of souls: the conspiracy to genetically tamper with humanity, by Nigel Kerner.
• Ex machina (2015), directed by Alex Garland.
• The host (2013), directed by Andrew Niccol.
• Dreamcatcher (2003), directed by Lawrence Kardan.
• Powder, a movie from 1995 directed by Victor Salva.
• El muneco humano, by Andreas Faber Kaiser.
• The forgotten, a 2004 film by Joseph Ruben.
• Stargate, a 1994 film by Roland Emerich.
• The Anunnaki of Nibiru: mankind’s forgotten creators, enslavers, saviors, and hidden architects of the New World Order. By Gerald R. Clark.
• District 9, a movie from 2009 directed by Neil Blomkamp.
• Robocop, a film from 2014 directed by Jose Padilha.
• Head transplantation: and the quest for immortality. By Sergio Canavero.
• Morgan, a film from 2016 directed by Luke Scott.
• The X-Files: I want to believe, a film from 2008 directed by Chris Carter.
• Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO experience, by Stanton T. Friedman, MSc., and Kathleen Marden.
• Serenity: a movie from 2005 directed by Joss Whedom.
• Star Trek into darkness, a film from 2013 directed by J.J. Abrams.
• The Giza power plant (technologies of ancient Egypt), by Christopher Dunn.
• Arrival, a film from 2016 directed by Denis Villeneuve.
• Hellraiser IV: Bloodline. A film from 1996 directed by Kevin Yagher.
• Battleship (2012), a film directed by Peter Berg.
• Ender’s game, a movie from 2013 directed by Gavin Hood.
• Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull, a film from 2008 directed by Steven Spielberg.
• Fallen, a film from 1998 directed by Gregory Hoblit.
• Jupiter ascending, a movie from 2015 directed by the Wachowskis.
• Gattaca, a movie from 1997 directed by Andrew Niccol.
• Gods of Egypt, a film from 2016 directed by Alex Proyas.
WARNING: Mr Nizin R. Lopez would like to dedicate this section to Rabbi Shmuel Gopin, Orthodox Rab of Chabad Lubavitch of Midtown/ Fla. Enjoy!!!
JOSEPH AND PSAMMENTICOS I
Everyone knows that ‘Joseph ha Tzadik’ was Jacob’s favorite son and that Joseph was destined to rule in Egypt. From a mere historical perspective the closest thing that there is to a “HISTORICAL JOSEPH” is Yuya, the Syrian vizier of the XVIII dynasty. Then again,…does the story of Joseph end in a Cairo Museum?
(Yuya, Syrian courtier of the XVIII dynasty. The historical Joseph)
We must remember that symbolically speaking that Tanach is not a history book. The sacred books that the Christians call ‘The Old Testament’ contain “CODIFIED INFORMATION”, information that is only available to those who can see beyond. So, it is important that we examine other aspects of Joseph that appear to be codified in the Book of Genesis.
The tale of Joseph is similar to the tale of Pharaoh Psammenticos I, son of of Necho I (Wahibre). To be brutally honest it almost seems as if some clever scribe wanted to grant Psammenticos immortality by codifying him in the sacred Scriptures. Psammenticos and Joseph share many, many similarities, astonishing similarities!!!
(Psammenticos I, son of Necho I and father of Necho II. XXVI dynasty, he ruled from 664 to 610. British Museum of London)
Let us begin de-codifying the Psammenticos-Joseph puzzle. For example, the Joseph of the Bible had problems with his siblings and Pharaoh Psammenticos I had problems with his brothers as well. The Book of genesis says the following about Joseph:
“Then he had another dream, and this one, too, he told his brothers. “I had another dream”, he said; “this time, the sun and the moon and ELEVEN STARS were bowing down to me.”
Joseph was implying that he was destined to reign above his eleven brothers, he was pretty much saying that his destiny was to be the sole king of Israel (there were 12 tribes of Israel). This tale finds an echo in the story of Psammenticos. Herodotus 2.151 speaks about twelve Egyptian kings who ruled in equity. Their unity lasted until the last day of the festival of Hephaistos:
“On the last day of that festival, as they were about to pour libations, the high priest brought out the golden libation cups customarily used for this purpose, but he miscounted them and brought only eleven instead of twelve. There stood Psammenticos, the last of the kings, without a libation cup, so he took off his helmet, which was bronze, held it out to be filled, and poured his libation.”
(Herodotus, the Histories. Book 2.151.1-2)
A certain oracle predicted that the king that would pour a libation from a bronze cup would become the sole king of Egypt. So, Joseph’s eleven brothers were concerned about Joseph’s prophecy and the eleven Egyptian rulers realized that the oracle was true; they knew that Psammenticos’ unpremeditated act revealed that he would indeed rule over them.
Joseph’s brothers considered the idea of killing Joseph, similar thoughts crossed to the mind of the eleven Egyptian rulers….Joseph’s brothers knew that the dreamer known as Joseph needed to be removed somehow and Psammenticos’ brothers felt exactly the same way.
The first step would be to remove Joseph of his ‘overseer status’ ,..so, Joseph’s brothers stripped Joseph of his colorful long tunic (symbol of authority). Psammenticos’ brothers did the same thing; they stripped Psammenticos of most of his power.
(“The Coat of many colors”, by Ford Madox Brown [1821-1893])
After that, the eleven sons of Israel threw Joseph in an empty and dry cistern, in the middle of the desert, they banished him. The eleven Egyptian rulers did the same to Psammenticos, they banished him to the marshes. Psammenticos was not to leave the marshes or to have any deals with the rest of Egypt (Psammenticos had been exiled before, during the reign of Sabakos he fled to Syria. He was restored to kingship in Egypt).
(Joseph was sold to Ishmaelites from Gilead who were traveling to Egypt, his brothers sold him for 20 pieces of silver. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
So, Joseph reached the land of the Pharaohs, …there he prospered and became Pharaoh’s second in command. Psammenticos dethroned his eleven brothers with the assistance of Gyges, king of Lydia; he became supreme king of Egypt.
(bronze Greek helmet. The Ionians & the Carians that assisted Psammenticos wore bronze armor, let us not forget that Psammenticos offered his libation from a “BRONZE” helmet)
• There were 12 tribes of Israel in Canaan: there were 12 Egyptian kings that ruled in equity.
• Joseph prophesied that his eleven brothers would bow down to him: an oracle predicted that Psammenticos would become the supreme ruler of Egypt.
• Joseph’s brothers agree that they have to get rid of Joseph somehow: the eleven Egyptian kings also decide to get rid of Psammenticos.
• Joseph’s brothers agree not to physically harm Joseph: the eleven kings agree not to physically harm Psammenticos.
• Joseph is stripped of his long coat of many colors: Psammenticos is stripped of most of his powers.
• Joseph’s brothers banish Joseph by throwing him into a dry well in the desert: The eleven Egyptian kings banish Psammenticos to the marshes segregating him and isolating him.
• Genesis 44:2 says that Joseph ordered his stewart to put a “SILVER GOBLET” in Benjamin’s bag bringing guilt upon his brothers: the whole Psammenticos ordeal took place because Psammenticos offered a libation with his “BRONZE HELMET” instead of using a “GOLDEN CUP”.
• Joseph is sold to Ishmaelites and is taken to Egypt, there he prospers and becomes Pharaoh’s second in command: Psammenticos, beloved of Sais, becomes the sole king of Egypt thanks to “FOREIGN BRONZE WARRIORS” (Ionians and Carians that landed in Egypt).
Obviously Joseph is not Pharaoh Psammenticos and Psammenticos is not Joseph, this is clear. Then again, the story of Joseph is very similar to the story of Psamenticos.
DAVID AND ALEXANDER ARE THIRSTY!
The Bible talks about a noble deed, a very noble deed done by king David. This is what happened when David and his soldiers were undergoing a tough situation in battle:
“And David said with longing, ‘Oh, that someone would give me a drink of the water from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!’ So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Phillishtines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and took it and brough it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the Lord. And he said, ‘Far be it from me, oh Lord, that I should do this! Is this not the blood of the men who went in jeopardy of their lives? Therefore he would not drink it.”
(II Samuel 23:15-17)
Something very, very similar happened to Alexander the great in the pretty much waterless Gedrosian desert when he was back to Iran from India (in the year 325 B.C.E.). This is what the writer Paul Cartledge has to say about thirsty-moribund Alexander:
“All in his party, himself included, were tormented by thirst, and many died. One day, some men almost miraculously found a little water and, carefully scooping it into a helmet, brought it to Alexander for him to drink. Ragingly thirsty though he was, he poured it untouched on the burning sand, as if to demonstrate that his life was no more valuable than those of his men.”
(Alexander the great [the hunt for a new past], by Paul Cartledge. The Overlook Press. Woordstock & New York. Pg 186)
(Alexander the Great, son of Phillip II of Macedon. Mosaic from Pompeii. National archaeological museum, Naples/Italy)
Can we say that king David is equivalent to Alexander the Great? Answer: No. But, it is impossible to deny that there is a parallel here.
PSAMMENTICOS, ASCALON, & THE SCYTHIANS
In the times of Psammenticos I interesting things took place in Palestine, things of an Abrahamic flavor. Scythian hordes advanced toward Egypt, when they reached Palestinian Syria Psammenticos turned them back with gifts and pleas. He convinced them not to advance any further and they retreated.
(Scythian archer, from the temple of Aphaia on Aegina. Parian marble, Munich)
The Scythians passed through the city of Ascalon without doing any harm, but,…some lingered behind and desecrated the sanctuary of Aphrodite-Ourania (Derketo). It is said that the Goddess of Ascalon punished the pillagers with some type of disease that affected their masculinity.
(head of a statue of Aphrodite, from Satala in Armenia. Bronze. London)
This calamity fell not only upon the plunderers but upon their descendants as well (for all time). The plague is described as ‘THE FEMALE DISEASE’; this means that the Scythian men became feminine (the Scythians call them Eenares).
(the Anatolian goddess Cybeles adopted by the Romans was both man and woman, this rock carving shows the goddess in a chariot being pulled by lions and her consort attys)
And what exactly does this tale have to do with the Torah? We might find the answer in the book of Genesis. Chapter 12 of the Book of Genesis says that ‘highly attractive Sarai’, an Israeli Aphrodite, was taken into the house of Pharaoh (Abram had told Pharaoh that she was his sister). YHVH strikes Pharaoh and his household with severe plagues and Abram and Sarai are released. Abram is compensated with many riches.
This tale seems to repeat itself in Gerar, in the territory of Abimelech the Phillishti. As soon as Abimelech takes beautiful Sarah YHVH punishes him with severe plagues. Genesis 20:18 says that YHVH had tightly closed every womb in Abimelech’s household. Like Pharaoh, Abimelech releases Abraham and his wife plus he compensates Abraham with much wealth. Let us dissect the situation:
Sarai/Sarah is beautiful like the goddess Aprodite-Ourania of Ascalon. Most people don’t know that Sarah is also named “Iscah”. The Rabbis say that the Iscah mentioned in Genesis 11:29 is actually Sarah (this is why Abraham always said she was his sister).
(Aphrodite, terra-cotta statuette. Berlin)
The name Iscah, doesn’t it remind us of the city of Ascalon? Let us see:
Pharaoh and Abimelech of Gerar are stricken with severe plagues that appear to affect their ability to procreate (a sexual disease). Doesn’t this remind us of the Scythians that interacted with Pharaoh Psammenticos? A group of Scythians desecrate the temple of Aphrodite in Ascalon and their masculinity is magically affected. The parallels are obvious…
The one who benefited the most from the Pharaoh-Abimelech situation was Abraham, he was compensated materially: livestock, silver, gold,…etc. Doesn’t this ring a bell when it comes to Psammenticos and the Scythian invaders? How did Psammenticos turned them back? Answer: Psammenticos had to persuade them with ‘GIFTS’, meaning material things.
THE KOHANIM OF NOB AND THE PRIESTS OF DIDYMA
The Bible speaks about how the men of Saul committed an injustice against a priestly people that protected David at some point. These were the Gibeonites who descended from the Amorite. Saul commanded his men to exterminate Ahimelech the priest and the house of Nob:
“And the king said to Doeg, ‘you turn and kill the priests!’ So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck the priests, and killed on that day eighty five men who wore a linen ephod…also Nob, the city of the priests, he struck with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and nursing infants, oxen and donkey and sheep-with the edge of the sword.”
(I Samuel 22:18-19)
This incident, what kind of connection could it possibly have with Alexander the Great? Apparently nothing.
(Alexander the Great. Marble sculpture, Pella archaeological museum)
When the Macedonian king headed to the east in order to become “king of kings”, he visited the oracle of Apollo at Didyma. This took place in the autumn of 334 B.C.E., the temple of Apollo was located by Miletus/Turkey.
(map of Didyma, Turkey)
(Apollo, Parian marble, Olympia. From the West pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia)
In 494 when the Ionians revolted against the Persians, the temple of Didyma was desecrated and the statue of Apollo was carried off to Susa/Persia. It’s priestly clan at that time, the Branchidae, collaborated with the Persians and were resettled in Asia:
“That is just what happened now to the Mylesians, when the majority of their men were killed by the long-haired Persians and their women and children became their captive slaves. And at the sanctuary of Didyma, both the temple and the oracle were plundered and set on fire. I have often mentioned the wealth of this sanctuary elsewhere in my history. The Mylesians who had been captured alive were taken to Susa. King Darius inflicted no further harm on them, but settled them on the sea called the Erythraean in the city of Ampe past which the Tigris river flows and empties into the sea.”
(Herodotus, the Histories. Book 6.19-3 to Book 6.20)
(snake-tripod dedicated to Apollo at Delphi)
Basically, the guardians of Apollo betrayed their priesthood in order to preserve their lives (at least according to the opinion of some). When Alexander reached Bactria he accidentally ran into the descendants of the priestly Branchidae. He found those Ionians who were descended from the priests of the temple of Apollo at Didyma. He ran into them at Dilbergin Tepe, on the road from Balkh to the Oxus at Kilif.
In 334 B.C.E. the oracle of Didyma had been favorable to Alexander, it foretold that he would conquer Asia and that Darius would be defeated. Since this oracle had given him a good omen, Alexander felt that he had to punish the descendants of the traitors in gratitude to Apollo. He felt that by killing those Ionians in Bactria he would avenge the sacrilege against the sanctuary of Apollo (even though technically they were faultless). He butchered them all.
(Apollo, the cruel god. The Phrygians say that Apollo flayed Marsyas the musician and hanged his skin at Kelainai [Turkey]. Engraving by Melchior Meier)
Doesn’t this morbid tale remind us of the genocide committed by Saul against the priestly Gibeonites? The stories are certainly similar.
MOSES AND SARGON
Moses is the “Foundation Stone” of the Jewish people. As we already know, the Biblical Moses is highly similar to the Egyptian reformer Akhenaton. Many scholars have affirmed that Amenhotep IV is in fact the historical Moses. But, is that all there is to the Moses’ story?
(limestone relief of pharaoh Akhenaton from Karnak/Egypt. c. 1375 B.C.)
What about Moses’ childhood? The tale of baby Moses certainly rings a bell when it comes to the Akkadian king Sargon. And who was Sargon exactly? It is said that he (Sargon) was the illegitimate child of a high priestess (the product of an illicit union) and that he was born in Asupiranu.
(Bronze sculpture of king Sargon of Akkad. Nineveh. C. 2300-2200 B.C. Iraq museum, Baghdad)
His biological mother placed him in a reed basket sealed with pitch; then she cast him on the Euphrates river to an ‘unexpected fate’.
Baby Sargon was rescued by a Sumerian farmer named ‘Aqqi’, Aqqi raised him as if he was his own. Sargon grew;… he was noticed by the Goddess “ISHTAR”. The Goddess favored him and eventually he became the king of Akkad. Sargon ended up forging an empire.
(a close-up of the temple of Innana [ISHTAR], the Sumerian goddess of love and war, at uruk, c. 1475 B.C.)
The amazing tale of Sargon fins an echo in tale of Moses. When Pharaoh ordered the killing of all the Israelite boys, Moses’ mother hid him for as much as she could, for three consecutive months. Based on what the Bible says, Pharaoh was throwing the children into the Nile. Moses’ mother knew that she would have to take an extreme measure:
“When she could hide him no longer, she took a papyrus basket, daubed it with bitumen and pitch, and putting the child in it, placed it among the reeds on the river bank.”
(Moses being rescued from the waters of the Nile. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
So, an Iraqui high priestess places her illegitimate son in a reed basket casting him into the Euphrates river and Moses’ mother, a Levite woman (Levites are the priestly class), places her child in a papyrus basket casting him into the Nile. The stories are pretty much identical!!!
A Sumerian farmer finds baby Sargon and raises him as his own. Sargon ends up being favored by the Goddess Ishtar and Moses ends up favored by Pharaoh’s daughter. Moses’ sister made an arrangement so that the floating basket containing baby Moses would be noticed by the servants of Pharaoh’s daughter:
When the child grew, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, who adopted him as her son and called him Moses; for she said, “I drew him out of the water”.
• Sargon grows and is favored by Ishtar: Moses grows and is favored by Pharaoh’s daughter.
• Thanks to Ishtar’s power Sargon escalates and escalates until he becomes the king of Akkad: thanks to Pharaoh’s daughter, Moses becomes Egyptian royalty even though he was a Hebrew.
So, can we say that Sargon is Moses? Answer: No. Can we say that Moses is Sargon? Answer: No! Yet it is undeniable that the stories are almost identical, one in Iraq and one in Egypt but pretty much the same thing.
JESUS OF NAZARETH AND POLYKRATES OF SAMOS
Everyone has heard about a miraculous man known as Jesus of Nazareth. The Scriptures speak about his amazing deeds and of his transcendentalism. The Book of Matthew mentions a quite incredible incident that took place in Capernaum. When Jesus visited that region accompanied by his disciple Peter, the collectors of the ‘Temple tax’ approached Peter asking if his teacher pays the Temple tax. Peter said “Yes”.
(Jesus of Nazareth, friend of the fishermen)
Jesus implied that since they were subjects and not foreigners they should be exempt. Jesus said the following words to Peter:
“But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the Temple tax. Give that to them, for me and for you.”
The tale of the fish with the coin finds an echo in the tale of Polykrates of Samos, son of Aiakes (in the times of Pharaoh Amasis). Polykrates was a man of exceptionally good fortune who managed to get full possession of Samos; he made an alliance with Pharaoh Amasis. Amasis told Polykrates that it good be beneficial for him (for Polykrates) to get rid of his most precious jewel. Polykrates followed his advice and threw into the sea his most precious jewel: a golden signet ring that had a magnificent emerald.
(the Greek island of Samos once conquered by Polykrates)
Something unbelievable took place,…the ring returned to Polykrates, it gravitated towards him. The jewel was found inside a huge and beautiful fish that a fisherman had given to the ruler of Samos, this is what happened exactly:
“But when the servants cut open the huge fish, they discovered the ring of Polykrates within its belly. As soon as they saw it, they took it out and gleefully brought it to him and, as they gave it to him, explained how they had found it. Polykrates realized this was an act of God, so he wrote down everything he had done and what had happened to him, then sent the whole story in a letter to Egypt.”
(Herodotus, the Histories. Book 3.42.3-4)
Superstitious Amasis ended up breaking up his alliance and friendship with Polykrates.
(Amasis [Ahmose II: Khnemibre] was a Pharaoh of the XXVI dynasty, a Saite like Psammenticos. He reigned from 570 to 526. Berlin, Agyptisches Museum)
So, can we say that the tale of Jesus and the tale of Polykrates are exactly the same? Answer: No. The revolutionary known as Jesus is not Polykrates and the insurrect leader known as Polykrates is not Jesus. Capernaum is not Samos and Samos is not Capernaum but, the parallel cannot be denied:
“Jesus finds a coin in the mouth of a fish and Polykrates finds his magnificent golden ring inside a fish”.
(Jesus has always been identified with the symbol of the fish. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
HEZEKIAH AND ANCESTRAL EGYPT
The 2nd book of kings speaks of a pro-YHVH Israelite named Hezekiah who reigned in Jerusalem. Not only did this king of Judah reign in Jerusalem, he reigned there for twenty nine years.
During his reign Shalmanaser V, king of Assyria, besieged Samaria.The inhabitants of Sebastes were deported to Media (Iran). Then in Hezekiah’s 14th year an Assyrian king named Sennacheriv took the fortified cities of Judah, he occupied Lachish. Hezekiah was forced to give him the great riches of his kingdom.
Apparently Sennacheriv was not satiated by Hezekiah;s offerings, he sent representatives to Hezekiah in Jerusalem. The commander of the Assyrian army gave Hezekiah the following message:
“On whom, then, do you rely, that you rebel against me? This Egypt, the staff on which you rely, is in fact a broken reed which pierces the hand of anyone who leans on it. That is what Pharaoh, king of Egypt, is to all who rely on him.”
(II Kings 18:20-21)
Egypt? Pharaoh? II Kings 18:24 says Hezekiah relied on Egypt for chariots and horsemen. How could this be? Didn’t he have a Judean army in Jerusalem? II Kings 18:26 says that Hezekiah’s people understood Aramaic but not the Judean tongue. Then II Kings 19:9 tells us that the king of Assyria was told that Tirhakah, king of Ethiopia, had come to fight against him. Could it be possible that this Judean king who “reigned in Jerusalem” was a Cushite like Batis of Gaza?
Tarhakah was an Ethiopian king who reigned in Egypt during the XXV dynasty. It is interesting that this Tarhakah reigned during the “25” dynasty, II Kings 18:2 says that Hezekiah was “25” when he became king!
(divine standard bearing the name of Taharqa, with royal sphinx and uraei. Bronze, Louvre/Paris)
There were three Ethiopian Pharaohs in the XXV dynasty:
• Sabakos (716-702).
• Shabataku (the pro-Hephaistos Sethos-Shabataka mentioned in Herodotus 2.141). 702-690.
• Taharqa (690-664).
(colossal head of Shabako, red granite, Cairo Museum)
Three Nubian kings in the XXV dynasty? This is what we find in II Kings18:1:
“In the 3rd year of Hoshea, son of Elah, king of Israel, Hezekiah, son of Ahaz, king of Judah, began to reign.”
Three Nubian kings = in the “3rd” year of Hoshea,…in Herodotus 2.141 we see that Shabataka’s Egypt was delivered from the hand of Sennacheriv by a miracle. A plague of mice devoured the weapons of the Assyrians neutralizing them. Sethos-Shabataka was a priest of Hephaistos. Hezekiah experienced a miracle as well, based on what the 2nd book of Kings says, an “angel of the Lord” destroyed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. Sennacheriv retreated to Nineveh (check II Kings 19:35-36).
So, the Bible tells us that Hezekiah the Judean reigned in Jerusalem but as we have seen, he seems to have an “Ethiopian flavor”. Was he a Judean? Did he reign in Jerusalem? Did he have a temple for YHVH in Jerusalem? There is an archaeological piece out there known as “the Taylor prism” which mentions Hezekiah and the Assyrian king Sennacheriv. In this piece Sennacheriv states that he imprisoned Hezekiah the Judean in his own royal city: Jerusalem.
If Hezekiah did indeed reign in what is today Jerusalem/Palestine, why did the Bible scribes mingled him with the Pharaohs of the XXV dynasty? Why is it that the Biblical story of Hezekiah is so similar to the story of the Sethos-Shabataka mentioned in the writings of Herodotus? Why so much mystery? Perhaps the Rabbis hiding something?
Note: Sennacheriv (Sin-ahhe-criba) was the son of Sargon II. Nineveh oriented Sennacheriv began reigning in Assyria in 704 B.C. He sacked Lachish (Palestine) in 701 B.C. He died in 681 B.C.
DAVID AND JONATHAN VERSUS ALEXANDER OF MACEDON AND HEPHAESTION
If we look in the Bible we will see that David had a very good relationship with a fellow named Jonathan, a Benjamite of royal blood (Saul’s son). They were very, very close friends. This “intimate” connection of theirs may in turn remind us of the great affection that Alexander the Great felt for his comrade Hephaestion. Hephaestion Amyntoros was Alexander’s boyhood friend, pretty much a brother.
(Hephaestion died in Ecbatana/Media, in the autumn of 324 B.C.E. Here we have a sculpture of Hephaestion, Prado/Spain)
Here’s what the Bible says about David and Jonathan:
• “The soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, Jonathan loved him as his own soul” (I Samuel 18:1).
• “Jonathan and David made a covenant because Jonathan loved him as his own soul” (I Samuel 18:3).
• “Jonathan delighted greatly in David” (I Samuel 19:1).
• “Jonathan gave David his own robe, his armor, his sword, his bow, and his belt” (I Samuel 18:4).
It is interesting to see that Jonathan went an extra mile by giving David “HIS OWN BELT”. In ancient Macedonia a male could only be considered a man, meaning an adult, if he had killed a wild boar or a lion (only the descendant of a king could hunt a lion).
A Macedonian that would kill a man in battle would obtain A SPECIAL BELT, a visual signal of valour and prestige. So yes, it is captivating to see that Jonathan gave David that kind of gift.
Based on what we see in the Bible, it looks like David and Jonathan were more than just friends, they apparently crossed “all boundaries”. It is a known fact that Alexander and Hephaestion were lovers.
Were David and Jonathan given into unnatural sexual practices? There must be a reason why king Saul said the following words to Jonathan:
“You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you have chosen the son of Jesse TO YOUR OWN SHAME and TO THE SHAME OF YOUR MOTHER’S NAKEDNESS?”
(I Samuel 20:30)
Everything seems to indicate that David and Jonathan did indeed cross all the boundaries of sexuality. This is what author Michael Wood says about Alexander’s intimate relationship with Hephaestion:
“His closest relationship in the tight-knit circle of young companions was with hephaestion whom he might have known from childhood. Later stories portray Hephaestion as Alexander’s alter ego, sharer of his heroic dreams, ‘another Alexander who, pointedly, loved the king ‘for himself’. On a funerary monument created soon after the king’s death, the pair are portrayed almost like divine twins, smooth-faced androgynes in association with the goddess of fortune, Tyche.”
(In the footsteps of Alexander the great, by Michael Wood. University of California Press. Berkerley Los Angeles. Pg 28)
The Biblical characters known as David and Jonathan certainly resemble Alexander and Hephaestion, no question about it. In fact, the 1st book of Maccabees speaks of a Seulecid king named “ALEXANDER” who had great affection for a Jew named “JONATHAN” (Jonathan-Apphus, brother of Judas Maccabeus). It almost sounds as if the scribe who wrote the 1st book of Maccabees had David and Jonathan in mind. This is the message that the son of Antiochus IV Epiphanes sent to Jonathan:
“King Alexander send sends greetings to his brother Jonathan. We have heard of you, that you are a mighty warrior and worthy to be our friend. We have therefore appointed you today to be high priest of your nation; you are to be called the kings friend, and you are to look after our interests and preserve amity with us.”
He also sent him A PURPLE ROBE and A CROWN OF GOLD.
(I Maccabees 10:18-20)
Isn’t this the story of David and Jonathan all over again?
A DANITE NAMED SAMSON AND THE GREEK GOD OF WINE
The Bible states that Samson, a Nazir consecrated to YHVH from the womb, ended up having indirect contact with wine. The Jewish Herakles somehow gravitated towards the ‘VINEYARDS’ of Timnah and then ripped a young lion apart as if it was a kid. Here we have two interesting elements associated with the Greek god Dionysus:
• A lion cub being ripped apart as if it was a kid.
(Dionysus riding a ‘FELINE’, mosaic from Delos depicting the Greek god Dionysus. The animal sacred to Dionysus was the leopard, not the lion)
The ‘Maenads’, the women devoted to the god of ecstasy and possession, they use to do some insane things in the name of Dionysus:
But the Maenads were not merely “Dionysus groupies.” Rather, they were women frenzied with wine. As such, they performed wild celebrations and rituals while under its spell. Dancing and singing in a crazed manner was something else they did. Often their celebrations ended in sexual activity. Another frequent result was violence. THEY WOULD TEAR LIVING CREATURES APART, man or animal. Sometimes they would feast on the raw flesh.
(Dionysus, by Russell Roberts. Mitchell Lane Publishers. Pg 22)
(the Demigod Herakles fighting the Nemean lion without using any weapons. Didn’t Samson kill a lion with his bare hands? Sixth Century B.C.. Civico Museum, Brescia)
(victorious Herakles wearing the skin of the Nemean lion. Vase-painting dating from the beginning of the 5th Century B.C.. Martin von Wagner Museum der Universitat, Wurzburg)
Obviously, Samson was a man, not a female-Maenad. But, it is undeniable that his activity in Timnah rings a bell when it comes to Dionysus, god of wine.
SAMSON’S FATHER AND MINOAN CULTURE
Based on what the Bible says, Samson’s father was a Danite from Zorah named “MANOAH”. This is interesting because the name ‘Manoah’ sounds like “Minoan”. This links Samson’s progenitor to ancient Minoan (Cretan) culture. The Rabbis refer to Crete as “Caphtor”.
(king Minus of Crete, son of Zeus & Europa, commissioned the building of a labyrinth in the basement of his palace at Cnossus, the house of the Minotaur. With the assistance of Ariadne, daughter of Minos, Theseus succeeded finding the monster. Here we see Theseus slaying the Minotaur)
There are for example some sources that identify the Jews with the famous “Caphtor”, the island that supposedly gave birth to the Phillishtim associated with Mizraim. As we have seen before, the Roman historian Cornelius Tacitus says that the Jews were Cretans like the Phillishtines and that they were named after a mountain called “Ida”.
(here’s Samson with beautiful Delilah. Samson married a Phillishti woman, slept with a prostitute in Gaza, and loved Delilah. It almost seems as if Samson had no interest in Israelite women, there must be a logical reason for that!…scene from the film ‘Samson and Delilah’ , directed by Nicolas Roeg)
So, was Samson’s progenitor a Cretan? A Greek? We don’t know for sure.
THE DEATH OF SAMSON THE DANITE
The book of Judges says that Samson killed himself in order to prevail over the Phillistine oppressors who had dishonored him. The lords of Phillistia had made a spectacle of Samson in the temple of Dagon in front of everyone. Samson prayed to his God (YHVH) one last time and his supernatural strength came back to him, he made the building collapse killing everyone in it:
‘Samson grasped the two middle columns on which the temple rested and braced himself against them, one at his right hand, the other at his left. And Samson said, “LET MY SOUL DIE WITH THE PHILLISTINES!” He pushed hard, and the temple fell upon the lords and all the people who were in it. Those he killed at his death were more than those he had killed during his lifetime.’
(Samson’s heroic suicide in the Temple of Dagon…illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
The Bible states this took place in Gaza. The story of Samson is somewhat similar to a story of Herakles found in the writings of Herodotus of Halicarnassus. The Greek historian Herodotus speaks about how the demigod Herakles killed a bunch of people in Egypt (thousands of men at a time). Let us not forget that Gaza was conquered by more than one Pharaoh; there were times when Gaza was an ‘extension of Egypt’. This is the tale of Herodotus:
“The Hellenes tell many different naïve stories, and their myth of Herakles is especially foolish. They say he came to Egypt and was crowned by the Egyptians, who then let him direct a procession as a sacrificial victim to Zeus; he kept silent for a while, but when they let him up to the altar, he turned on them AND WITH HIS GREAT STRENGTH MURDERED THEM ALL.”
(Herodotus, the Histories. Book 2.45)
(head of Zeus-Ammon, the Brooklyn museum, New York. Alexander the Great honored the horned Zeus-Ammon in Libya and referred to him as ‘his father’)
Obviously, the story of Samson finds an echo in the tale of Herakles:
• Samson was brought to a temple of Dagon in Gaza = Herakles was brought to a temple of Zeus/Ammon in Egypt (Egypt has borders with Gaza).
• Samson managed to slaughter all the Phillishtines that were in the temple (men and women) = Herakles ended up killing all the Egyptians who let him direct the procession.
• Samson had a ‘supernatural strength’ = Herakles is described as having ‘godly strength’, meaning an un-matched/superior strength.
Can we say that the Biblical Samson who killed the Phillishtines is the same as Herakles? Answer: No. It is however, undeniable that the story of suicidal Samson is very similar to the one of the Egyptian Herakles.
SAMSON AND THE FAMOUS TWO PILLARS
As we have already seen, in order to prevail over the Phillishtines, Samson had to press against the two main pillars of the temple of Dagon. The symbolism of the “two pillars” is significant here, it finds an echo in the fortified island of Tyre. It is said that a great hunter named Usoos set up two pillars in Tyre, one was dedicated to fire and the other one was dedicated to wind. The great hunter known as Usoos founded the religious cult of the Phoenicians by offering sacrifices at the altar he built.
(Hercules as an archer, from the east pediment of the temple of Aphaia in Aegina. Parian marble, Munich)
The great historian Herodotus also mentions ‘two pillars’ found in the Tyrian sanctuary of Herakles. One was made of refined gold and the other one was made of magnificent emerald, it glowed in the dark.
(scene from the film ‘Samson and Delilah’, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, 1949)
And again, the first book of Kings speaks of bronze worker from Tyre named Hiram (at the service of King Solomon) who built ‘two bronze columns’, 18 cubits high and 12 cubits in circumference. Both pillars were highly decorated. The column on the right was called “Jachin” and the one on the left was called “Boaz” (Chapter 7, 1st Book of Kings).
Everything seems to indicate that the idea of Samson pressing on the two main pillars of the Phillishti Temple has a connection to the temple of Herakles in Tyre. In other words: the name “HERAKLES” surfaces again. The Biblical Samson certainly has a connection with the Greek Herakles that was venerated in Tyre as Melkart.
(here we see the god Melqart riding a lion. Stele of Amrit, 550 B.C.)
A PLACE CALLED SHECHEM
The Torah speaks of a sacred city called “SHECHEM” that is intrinsically connected to Joseph. This location is very ancient; it used to belong to the Caananites:
“Having thus come from Paddan-Aram, Jacob arrived safely at the city of SHECHEM, which is in the land of Canaan, and he encamped in sight of the city. The plot of ground on which he had pitched his tent he bought for a hundred pieces of bullion from the descendants of Hamor, the founder of SHECHEM.”
Chapter 24 of the Book of Genesis states that the Caananites who originally owned that land where “Hivites” since Hamor, the father of SHECHEM, was a Hivite. Ultimately, Shechem became the inheritance of Jacob’s favorite son:
“The bones of Joseph, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried in SHECHEM in the plot ground Jacob had bought from the sons of Hamor, father of SHECHEM, for a hundred pieces of money. This was the inheritance of the descendants of Joseph.”
(Joseph the tzadik, Jacob’s favorite son. Scene from the film “Joseph” from 1995 directed by Roger Young)
The name SHECHEM is therefore equivalent to the name JOSEPH from a symbolic perspective. When one thinks of the name “SHECHEM” he thinks that it is a Caananite or Habiru name. What exactly does the word “SHECHEM” mean? Where is it from?
SHECHEM happens to be an Egyptian name. Egyptian, not Caananite or much less Hebrew. The Egyptian word “SEKHEM” literally means ‘POWER, AUTHORITY, MIGHT, RITUAL SCEPTRE’ (to have mastery over something). The name SEKHEM is associated with the Falcon headed god “HORUS” and it was sometimes incorporated into the name of an Egyptian ruler (in ancient Egypt the Pharaoh was known as ‘the Horus’).
(Horus written in a Serekh with a falcon on top)
For example, in the second dynasty there was a king named “SEKHEMIB” (Sekhem-ib) that changed his name to ‘Peribsen’. When he changed his ‘HORUS-NAME’ he changed the whole structure; his SEREKH was topped by the Set-animal instead of the Horus falcon. Sekhemib is the first king in Egyptian history to do this. It is obvious that he believed in the triumph of Set over Horus. Some believe that Sekehmib may have been an outsider or maybe even a usurper (like the Hyksos who venerated Set). Peribsen’s tomb is found in Abydos.
(Set-Typhon: Egyptian Lord of confusion and chaos)
Another Egyptian ruler bearing the name ‘SEKHEM’ was “KHASEKHEMWY (Kha-Sekhem-Wy) of the 2nd dynasty. His name literally means ‘the two Lords (HORUS & SET) are at rest with him’; some scholars believe that Khasekhemwy united Lower Egypt with Upper Egypt. Khasekhemwy’s tomb is also found in Abydos.
(Horus and Set, the two gods stand in amity on top of the Serekh)
(the Egyptian god Osiris was known as “SEKHEM-O”, meaning “having great power”. Painting from the tomb of Sennejem)
So, as we can see, the name ‘SEKHEM’ goes back a long way,…all the way back to the holy wars between Horus and Set. In fact, Chapter 24 of the Book of Genesis mentions an incident that might remind us of the “HORUS-SET CONFLICT”. At one point the sons of Jacob (Set?) struggled with the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem (Horus?). Jacob made a covenant with the Caananites and agreed to become one people: a diplomatic reconciliation that might remind us of the name “KHA-SEKHEM-WY” (the two Lords are at rest with him). Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, they tricked the Hivites and massacred them all…
(in the times of Amenhotep IV [Akhenaton] Shechem was a popular region in Canaan and it was under the control of a certain ‘Labayu’. We know this from the “El-Amarna Letters”)
Either way, the name “SHECHEM” is obviously an Egyptian name, a very, very ancient Egyptian name.
DAVID AND SINUHE
During the reign of Saul BenKish a giant warrior of Phillishtia defied the ranks of Israel. This champion was known as Goliath of Gath, he was almost seven feet tall and he wore bronze armor like the Ionians and the Carians. Goliath ridiculed Israel for forty consecutive days, the Israelites were terrified.
(Herodotus says that Pharaoh Sesostris erected a pillar in Palestinian-Syria depicting the genitals of a female, wishing to publicize their lack of courage. He did this to all the cities he took easily without a fight. Herodotus, the Histories, Book 2.106)
The titan of Gath asked for a match. If he would be victorious, Israel would serve the Phillishtines,…if Israel would be able to prevail, then the Phillishtines would become Israel’s vassals.
A young man named David accepted the challenge even though he was not necessarily a warrior so to speak. He was from Bethlehem/Judah and he was the son of an Ephratite named Jesse. David had faith, he believe that victory was achievable. This is what happened:
“David put his hand into the bag and took out a stone, hurled it with the sling, and struck the Phillishtine on the forehead. The stone embedded itself in his brows and he fell postrate to the ground.”
(I Samuel 17:49)
(wall carving depicting Assyrian slingers at the siege of Lachish)
Once David had struck the Phillishtine mortally, he took his own sword (Goliath’s) and cut his head off.
(David contemplating the death of Goliath, by Orazio Gentileschi. 1563-1639)
This marvelous Biblical story is similar to the story of an official of Pharaoh Amenemhet I: Sinuhe (son of the Sycamore). Sinuhe was a prominent Egyptian noble at the court of Pharaoh Amenemhet (founder of the XII dynasty), he also served Neferu, pharaoh’s daughter and her husband Senwosret.
(pharaoh Amenemhet I [Sehetepibre], 1991-1962)
Thirty years after he had seized power, Amenemhet sent his son Senwosret off on a campaign to Libya. While virile Senwosret was gone, disaster struck in Egypt: pharaoh Amenemhet I was murdered by conspirators. Sinuhe inadvertently witnessed the plot to take over Egypt. Fearing assassination, he fled to Syria-Palestine. Senwusret I become the official ruler of Egypt.
(limestone at Karnak depicting Senwosret I honoring Ptah of Memphis. Senwosret I [Kheperkhare], 1971-1926)
The people of Syria-Palestine showed kindness to Sinuhe. Sinuhe became an overseer in the land of the Asiatics. Sinuhe stayed in Byblos for a long time until he ran into the ruler of Northern Syria-Palestine: Ammunenshi. Sinuhe was favored by Ammunenshi, the man gave Sinuhe his oldest daughter and gave him land; Sinuhe settled in the land of ‘Yaa’.
(Caananite supreme deity in bronze)
Something unexpected disrupted the harmony of the land: a very strong warrior of Syria, a man without equal, challenged the noble Sinuhe to a duel. The titan lusted after Sinuhe’s livestock plus he envied Sinuhe’s status in the community. The match was indeed presenced by half of Syria-Palestine, most people identified with Sinuhe, they wanted him to win.
The jealous champion had a shield, an axe, and javelins. When he finally rushed towards Sinuhe, he was shot in the neck with an arrow. With a loud cry the Syrian fell on his face mortally wounded. Sinuhe beheaded him with his own axe (the Syrian’s axe). The crowds thundered their applause praising the honorable and courageous Sinuhe. The tale of Sinuhe, doesn’t it ring a bell when it comes to David? Doesn’t this tale remind us of the ruddy youth that prevailed over Goliath? Let us dissect the events:
• A great warrior of Phillishtia named Goliath challenges Israel and fights David: a Syrian champion, a warrior without equal, challenges Sinuhe to a duel.
• David defeats Goliath: Sinuhe prevails over the Syrian titan that appeared to be invincible.
• When David struck Goliath mortally, Goliath fell ‘postrate’ to the ground:
when Sinuhe shot his adversary in the neck, he fell on his face.
• David decapitated Goliath using Goliath’s own sword: Sinuhe cut off the Syrian’s head using the man’s own axe.
• Israel praises victorious David: the people of Syria-Palestine applaud Sinuhe.
It is more than obvious that the story of the son of Jesse is similar to the story of Sinuhe. David is not Sinuhe and Sinuhe is not David, but…there are undeniable parallels here.
Despite the wealth, respect, and the adventure that Sinuhe enjoyed in Ammunenshi’s land, Sinuhe ends up returning to Egypt. Pharaoh Senwosret I treats him well.
SAUL, DAVID, AND DIONYSUS
If we scrutinize the Bible we will see that sometimes Saul and David were involved in “strange practices” of pagan aroma, practices that might take us all the way back to the times of Dionysus.
The first book of Samuel depicts Saul as a demented Greek who was into some type of trance:
“And he also stripped off his clothes and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, ‘Is Saul also among the prophets?’”
(I Samuel 19:24)
(the Greek god Dionysus. Bas-relief from Herculaneum, National Museum, naples)
An Israelite of royal blood naked for many hours in front of Israelite men? Prophesizing? Doesn’t that ring a bell when it comes to the bizarre rituals of the Greeks who crossed all limits? The Saul mentioned in this passage, doesn’t he remind us of a drunken Phillip of Macedon going crazy in an orgy?
(here we have Olympias, Phillip, and young Alexander. Notice that Olympias seems to be in some type of “ecstatic trance”. Ivory from Vergina. Thessalonika museum/Greece)
Saul is not the only one in this situation,… David did some strange things too. The 2nd book of Samuel says or better said, “implies” that David danced naked before the ark of YHVH.
“Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David, and said, ‘how glorious was the king of Israel today, UNCOVERING HIMSELF today in the eyes of the maids of his servants, AS ONE OF THE BASE FELLOWS SHAMELESSLY UNCOVERS HIMSELF.”
(II Samuel 6:20)
Doesn’t this remind us of drunken Macedonians going crazy in Carmania? Didn’t Alexander the Great fornicate publicly in the name of Dionysus? Didn’t he participate in insane orgies?
HEROD I AND EMPEROR CARACALLA
The scriptures talk about a Judean king named Herod. Herod I was the 2nd son of an Idumean named Antipater of Cypros, he reigned in Palestine from 37 to 4 B.C.E. Herod established his rule on the basis of Roman patronage, he was “Rex socius et amicus populi Romani”. Herod married a noble woman named Mariamne in order to attach to the Hasmonean dynasty.
(bronze statue of Augustus [Octavian]. The Senate, on the advice of Anthony & Octavian, proclaimed Herod king of Judea. Herod attained the pinnacle of his power during the period of Octavian’s rule in Rome as Augustus. Bust of Augustus, British Museum of London)
History remembers Herod I as a great builder but it also remembers him as a genocidal freak, a child killer. Based on what the New Testament says, Herod tried to locate the soul of a revolutionary that was supposed to incarnate somewhere in the territory of Judah: the Christ. Herod wanted to eliminate this adversary before he would reach adulthood. In order to fulfill this secret agenda Herod spoke to wise men from Persia (the Magi) hoping that they would guide him to the Christ.
The Magi found the child in Bethlehem, they blessed him and then banished from Palestine (they did not report back to Herod). Herod got very angry…
“When Herod realized that he had been deceived by the Magi, he became furious. He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the Magi.”
(Herod’s despicable deed. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
The parents of Jesus, meaning Joseph and Miriam, they fled to Egypt in order to avoid Herod’s wrath. After Herod’s death they returned to Palestine and settled in Nazareth. So, based in what the Bible says, Herod I, son of Antipater, was guilty of infanticide. It is interesting to see that Herod’s atrocity is recorded in Christian tradition but not in Jewish tradition. No Jewish source says that king Herod I did such thing.
Herod’s somber tale finds an echo in Alexandria, in the times of the ruthless Roman emperor Caracalla (Julius Bassianus).
(Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Pius Augustus. Caracalla was born in Gaul on April 4, 188. He died near Carrhae in Mesopotamia on April 8, 217. Marble bust of Caracalla, Museo Nazionale, Naples)
Caracalla was the son of Septimius Severus, the first Roman emperor to be born in North Africa (he was born in Lepcis Magna, Libya).
(Imperator Caesar Lucius Septimius Severus Pertinax Augustus, he died in Britain on February 4th, 211)
Caracalla was a bloody man, he reigned from 198 to 217; he is remembered as a merciless-cold blooded butcher. On the Winter of 215, Alexanderish Caracalla visited Alexandria, the 2nd largest city in the empire; he received a splendid reception (the city’s population was half a million). Something went wrong, terribly wrong,…on December 215 Caracalla committed a hideous atrocity, he murdered 25,000 Alexandrian youths regardless of race or creed. He killed them by the city walls,… the governor of the city was publicly executed. This ugly event is remembered as “THE FURY OF CARACALLA”. He destroyed the flower of Alexandria’s youth scarring the city for generations to come. 25,000 citizens of Alexandria murdered because of the pride of a man!!!
(mosaic depicting the city of Alexandria personified. Greco-Roman museum, Alexandria, 3rd century B.C.)
Let us try decoding this puzzle:
• Herod I summons the Persian Magi in order to locate the Messiah of the Jews: Both Severus and Caracalla fought against the Parthians. Let us not forget that Septimius Severus was very interested in ‘ASTROLOGY’.
• An angel of the Lord tells Joseph to flee to Egypt temporarily, Joseph, Miriam, and Jesus escape to Egypt: Herod had a brother named ‘Joseph’ plus his wife’s name was ‘Mariamne’.
• Herod becomes enraged when he finds out that he has been deceived by the wise men of Persia: Caracalla feels like the Alexandrians had mocked him because of his idea of marrying his mother.
• Herod commits an infanticide in Bethlehem; he kills all male babies that are two years old or younger: Caracalla loses his mind and kills 25,000 Alexandrian youths, an absolute horror.
Can we say that Herod is Caracalla? Answer: No. Herod is not Caracalla and Caracalla is not Herod. But, Herod’s infanticide is mirrored in the gruesome actions of Caracalla. Julius Bassianus died near Carrhae in Mesopotamia on April 8, 217. He was stabbed by one of his own bodyguards, a folk named Martialis.
JOSEPH THE ISRAELITE AND BATA THE EGYPTIAN
As we already know, a group of Ishmaelites bought Joseph Ha Tzadik and took him to Egypt. There Potiphar, chief stewart of Pharaoh, purchased Joseph and brought him into his household:
“When his master saw that the Lord was with him and brought him success in whatever he did, he took a liking of Joseph and made him his personal attendant, he put him in charge of his household and entrusted to him all his possessions.”
Potiphar’s wife cast her eyes on Joseph. Joseph was strikingly handsome in countenance and in body; so…Potiphar’s woman lusted after him. Eventually, she asked Joseph to sleep with her but Joseph refused. Joseph was righteous, blameless, and honorable.
Potiphar’s wife didn’t give up so easily, she enticed Joseph day after day hoping that he would ‘give in’ somehow. But no matter what she did, Joseph would not sleep with her. In fact, he would not even stay near her. When Potiphar’s wife realized that Joseph was not going to do what she wanted, she became furious and plotted against blameless Joseph. She tried to make people believe that Joseph had tried to force himself upon her. An absolute lie!
Genesis 39:20 says that Potiphar was upset and that he threw Joseph into the jail of royal prisoners. One way or another Joseph rose from the bottom of the pit, he was summoned to Pharaoh’s court. When wise and discerning Joseph interpreted Pharaoh’s dreams effectively (doing a great service to Egypt), Pharaoh rewarded him by putting him in charge of all the land of Egypt.
(Joseph the Tzadik interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
There is an Egyptian story (a non-Jewish story) written in a hieratic style on a papyrus that rings a bell when it comes to Joseph Ha Tzadik. The papyrus relates the controversial tale of two brothers: Anubis and Bata (the manuscript of Anubis and Bata is preserved in the British Museum of London).
Anubis and Bata were brothers. Anubis was the older and Bata was the youngest, Bata was a righteous person. Anubis was a villager, he was married and he owned his own house. Bata was under Anubis care and lived with him like a son.
In return for living in Anubis’ house and for wearing the clothes Anubis gave him, Bata served Anubis. Bata herded the cattle, plowed the fields, tended his crops, and brought in the harvest. Bata even cooked for Anubis. Like Joseph, Bata prospered in everything he did.
One day Anubis’ wife tried to seduce Bata, she lusted after his built physique. She tried to convince him to make love to her but Bata would not do it. She even jumped up and threw her arms around him hoping that he would give in. Bata was angry, and shouted at her that she and her husband were like mother and father to him, there was no way he would betray his brother. Bata asked the woman to please forget about the whole thing.
Anubis’ wife feared getting in trouble so she began a slandering campaign against blameless Bata (demonizing him); she did all she could in order to make Bata look like a perverted ingrate. Her inflammatory words intoxicated Anubis’ soul. Blinded by anger, Anubis hunted his younger brother hoping to kill him with a spear.
Bata, now a fugitive, was broken in spirit; he poured his heart before his divine patron “Ra-Harakhti”, asking for justice and deliverance. Ra heard Bata’s prayer and protected Bata from Anubis’ unjustified wrath.
(Ra-Horakhte, Falcon-headed god. Stela of Taperet, louvre/Paris)
Eventually, the day came when Anubis realized that he had made a terrible mistake. Anubis understood that Bata was a pure soul, a man of truth.
(afterlife ritual by the jackal-headed god Anubis and the scribe Thoth, “weighing of the heart ceremony”)
(Egyptian relief of Ma’at, goddess of “Truth”)
Anubis and Bata reconciled. Anubis became Pharaoh and Bata succeeded him.
(the Bible states that Joseph married the daughter of an Egyptian priest, her name was ‘Asenath’. Some scholars have connected the mother of Ephraim and Manasseh with the Egyptian goddess “Neith”. Asenath [Ase-Nath] : Neith)
Obviously, Anubis is not the Biblical Potiphar and Bata is not the Biblical Joseph. But, it is impossible to deny the similarities between both stories. Let us decode this puzzle:
• Joseph serves his master Potiphar: Bata serves his older brother Anubis.
• Potiphar’s household prospers because of Joseph’s skills: Bata takes care of Anubis’ household; the house prospers because of Bata’s talents.
• Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce Joseph, she asks him repeatedly to sleep with her: Anubis’ wife lusts after Bata, she does all she can in order to make him lay with her.
• Genesis 39:6 says that Joseph was very handsome both in countenance and in body. Anubis’ wife praises Bata’s strength and his ‘bulging muscles’.
• Joseph rejects the offers of Potiphar’s wife: Bata rejects the offers of Anubis’ wife.
• Potiphar’s wife laid hold of Joseph’s cloak (leaving the cloak in her hand) when he was turning away. Joseph flees her presence without touching her: Anubis’ wife says to Bata that if he lies with her she will sew ‘new clothes’ for him. Joseph’s cloak = new clothes for Bata.
• Potiphar’s wife falsely accuses Joseph of sexual misconduct: Anubis’ wife falsely accuses Bata of sexual misconduct.
• Potiphar becomes angry and throws Joseph in jail: Anubis becomes angry and hunts his younger brother hoping to kill him.
• Great Pharaoh rewards Joseph for doing a great service to the nation (the interpretation of Pharaoh’s dreams), he puts him in charge of all the land of Egypt: Sometime after realizing that Bata is innocent, Anubis becomes Pharaoh. Bata succeeds him as Pharaoh.
Again: Joseph is not Bata and Bata is not Joseph,…Potiphar is not Anubis and Anubis is not Potiphar. But, the similarities here cannot be denied.
(the tale of Anubis and Bata is from the times of Pharaoh Seti II [Userkheperure Setepenre], XIX dynasty. Seti II was the son of Merenptah and Isetnofret)
JOSHUA BEN NUN & THE WALLS OF JERICHO
There was once a monarch named Kirta that experienced many calamities in his lifetime. Kirta, son of ‘EL’ was the ruler of Ugarit (Ras-Shamra). His divine patron spoke to him telling him to wage war against a fortified city called ‘Udum’. El commands Kirta to gather a six-month supply of food for an army of 300,000 soldiers in order to lay siege on Udum.
El warns Kirta telling him not to attack “THE WALLS OF THE CITY” but to cut the inhabitants off for “SEVEN DAYS”. The goal was to force the king of Udum to give in and beg for peace. The king of Udum at that time was a folk named Pabil. Pabil gave in. Kirta sealed a covenant between Ugarit and Udum by marrying Hurriya, Pabil’s daughter. Kirta also made a bow to the goddess Asherah, protector of Phoenicia.
Kirta,…what does he have to do with the Bible? His story could remind us of Joshua’s affairs in Jericho, the famous fortified city of Canaan.
(Jericho, aerial view. Northern wing of Herod’s palace)
Based on what the Scriptures say, Joshua Ben Nun, loyal servant of YHVH, ordered his soldiers to circle Jericho; marching around it for six consecutive days (‘SEVEN’ priests carried the ram’s horns ahead of the ark of the Covenant). On the ‘SEVENTH DAY’ the Israelites marched around the city of Jericho ‘SEVEN TIMES’. The priests blew the horns and the walls of Jericho collapsed.
(the fall of Jericho. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
The Rabbinical commentaries state that Joshua ended up marrying Rahab, the Caananite prostitute that assisted the spies sent by Joshua. Rahab was a citizen of Jericho, since she did a great service to Israel, her life was spared.
Now, let us compare the tale of Kirta and the tale of Joshua ben Nun:
• The Caananite God “El” tells Kirta, king of Ugarit, to conquer the fortified city of Udum: YHVH, God of Israel, commands Joshua Ben Nun to conquer the fortified city of Jericho.
• ‘El’ tells Kirta not to attack “THE CITY WALLS” but to cut the inhabitants off for “SEVEN DAYS”: On the “SEVENTH DAY” the Israelites marched around Jericho “SEVEN TIMES”. “SEVEN PRIESTS” were carrying the ram’s horns ahead of the ark.
• Kirta does not destroy ‘THE WALLS’ of Udum: the priests blow the horns making ‘THE WALLS OF JERICHO’ collapse. Both incidents have one thing in common = the walls of a fortified city that is supposed to be conquered.
• Kirta marries Pabil’s daughter, a woman named Hurriya. He makes a bow to the goddess Asherah: The Midrash says that Joshua Ben Nun married the Caananite prostitute Rahab (the cult of Asherah-Astarte was associated with ‘RITUAL PROSTITUTION’).
• As we have already seen, Kirta made a vow at the sanctuary of Asherah but fails to fulfill it. The goddess afflicts Kirta with a fever that cannot be cured: Joshua 7:1 declares that Achan, son of Carmi, son of “ZERAH” (Zerah = Asherah) committed a trespass. Achan, descendat of Zerah, is stoned to death.
• After having conquered Jericho, Joshua made an oath declaring that whoever attempts to re-build Jericho shall lose his first born when he lays its foundation: Kirta’s son, Yassib, tries to seize the throne of Ugarit. Kirta pronounces a curse upon his rebellious son.
• Joshua also stated that he who re-builds Jericho shall lose ‘HIS YOUNGEST’ son when he sets up the gates of the city: Since Kirta failed to keep his vow to Asherah he is left only with ‘HIS YOUNGEST’ daughter as heir of his household.
So, can we say that Joshua ben Nun is Kirta? Answer: No. Joshua is not Kirta and Kirta is not Joshua,…Jericho is not Udum and Udum is not Jericho. But, the stories are similar.
Note: the stories of Kirta were recovered at Ugarit in Syria, they are written in clay tablets in the Ugaritic tongue using an alphabetic cuneiform script. These tablets are preserved in the Louvre in Paris.
THE DARK SIDE OF KIRTA (before the war).
‘Perish the day on which I was born, the night when they said, “The child is a boy”. May that day be darkness; let not God above call for it, nor light shine upon it! May darkness and gloom claim it, clouds settle upon it, the blackness of night affright it!’
There is another side to the story of Kirta, king of Ugarit,…a much darker side to it. Kirta was sole ruler of Ugarit but, he was not really successful in his endeavors. He was a man of misfortune,… a man bewitched by tragedy. One could say that the Syrian known as Kirta was “CALAMITY INCARNATE”.
Based on the information found in the clay tablets written in the Ugaritic tongue, these are more or less the things that Kirta experienced in his lifetime:
• Kirta’s household was destroyed.
• The home of his seven brothers: gone.
• His first wife was infertile.
• His second wife died childless.
• His third wife died childless.
• His fourth wife died childless (by disease).
• His fifth wife died childless (also by disease).
• His sixth wife died childless (she drowned).
• His seventh wife died childless (during wartime).
• His eighth wife (the daughter of a king) gave birth to sons & daughters, none of them survived except Kirta’s youngest daughter.
• At some point Kirta is stricken with a fever that cannot be cured, he prepares to die (he is healed by a mere miracle).
• His favorite son (Yassib) tries to dethrone him; Kirta curses his beloved son.
• Because of all his Dantesque situations and infirmities, Kirta exposed his kingdom to danger. Kirta’s land appears to have been in revolt during his reign.
(the Assyrian/Babylonian god Pazuzu, lord of all fevers and plagues. Louvre/Paris)
Obviously, Kirta was destined to suffer tremendously in his lifetime, he was a man consumed by tragedy. Calamity after calamity…! This Syrian ruler named Kirta, who does he remind us of? What is the most unfortunate character in the Old Testament? Is not an upright man of Uz named Job?
The Bible says that Job was the greatest man in the East; he was a politician like Kirta. He was blessed with many sons and daughters plus he was very wealthy, he had all kinds of material possessions. All of the sudden, Job begins to experience trial after trial, misfortune after misfortune…he loses his precious sons and daughters, he loses his material possessions, and he sees his land raided by bandits. As if none of this was enough, Job is stricken with severe boils all over his skin…he sits on ashes and his wife tells him to curse God and die. Job was upright and blameless but he was human, flesh and blood. Therefore, even though he was a practitioner of righteousness, he curses his own life (in front of friends that appeared to be loyal to him).
(painting by Leon Bonnat [1833-1922], Job)
Job is restored to blessing and to prosperity, his wounds are healed. Based on what the Bible says, God gave him twice as much as he had before. Job is blessed with seven sons and with three ‘drop-dead gorgeous’ daughters. Job lived one hundred and forty years.
Kirta and Job share the following similarities:
• Both Kirta and Job undergo extremely horrible situations, calamity after calamity.
• Kirta had seven wives that could give him no sons or daughters plus, most of the offspring of his seventh wife is wiped out: Job loses his original family, meaning his sons and his daughters.
• Kirta’s problems reflect on his kingdom, it appears as if his kingdom was in revolt: Job loses his material possessions and sees his land ravaged by bandits (his dominion is threatened).
• Kirta was afflicted with a very severe fever that could not be cured (he is healed eventually): Job’s skin was stricken with severe boils, a plague that could not be cured.
• Kirta’s spirit is broken, he engages in a ritual of incubation during which he sleeps in the sanctuary of his God “El”: Job 2:8 states that when Job is stricken with boils, he sits among ashes.
• Kirta appears to recover a bit when he marries the daughter of the king of Udum, he bears him children (as we saw it before, most of them did not survive): Job is restored to blessing and prosperity.
So, can we say that Kirta is Job? Answer: No. Kirta is not Job and Job is not Kirta, but,…both stories share similarities.
DAVID & ALEXANDER’S TROY
I Samuel 27:7 states that David resided with Achish, king of Gath for one year and some months. David served the Phillishti king even though they were adversaries of Judah & Israel. Some scholars believe that Achish, the son of Maoch, is really “ANCHISES”, king of Troy. Anchises was a cousin of king Priam plus he was the father of “AENEAS”, the progenitor of the Roman peoples (Anchises died in Sicily).
(map of Troy, in modern Turkey)
What about Alexander and Hephaestion? Weren’t they admirers of Troy? Didn’t Alexander see himself as a Macedonian Achilles? Didn’t Hephaestion see himself as a Patroclus? It is said that in 334 B.C.E. both Alexander and Hephaestion placed a commemorative wreath in the tomb of Achilles (a conical tumulus at Besika Bay/Turkey). Some sources say that when they got there they stripped naked, cut off locks of hair, and ran around the sacred tomb.
It is said that when Alexander was about to die, he spoke about building a magnificent temple to Athena at Illium Nova (New Troy). Alexander had honored the warrior goddess in Troy.
(the warrior-goddess “ATHENA”. From the West pediment of the ‘Temple of Aphaia’ on Aegina. Pariah marble, Munich)
Either way, it is interesting to see that David had some type of connection with the “Illium” venerated by Alexander.
JEPHTHAH’S DAUGHTER AND IPHIGENIA
The book of Judges speaks of a brave man who made a stand for the nation of Israel in a time of national stress: Jephthah, son of Gilead. When the Ammonites were threatening Israel with cruel slavery, the elders of Gilead appointed Jephthah as commander of Israel. Jephthah proved to be an effective leader, he fought bravely against the Ammonites; he ultimately defeated them. Since the Ammonites were not an ‘easy bone’ so to speak, Jephthah made a bow to YHVH before engaging in combat, these were his words:
“If you deliver the Ammonites into my power”, he said, “whoever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites shall belong to the Lord. I shall offer him as a holocaust.”
As we already know, Jephthah prevailed upon the people of Ammon. He never imagined though (not even in his wildest dreams) that he would have to sacrifice his own daughter, his own flesh and blood:
When Jephthah returned to his house in Mizpah, it was his daughter who came forth, playing the tambourines and dancing. She was an only child: he had neither son nor daughter besides her. When he saw her, he rent his garments and said, “Alas, daughter, you have struck me down and brought calamity upon me. For I have made a vow to the Lord and I cannot retract.”
Judges 11:39 implies that Jephthah indeed offered his virgin daughter as a holocaust to YHVH, God of Israel. The sad story of Jephthah might take us all the way back to the times of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae and father of princess “Iphigenia” (daughter of Clytemnestra).
Agamemnon, brother of Menelaos, king of Sparta, recruited thousands of Greeks in order to conquer the fortified city of Troy. King Agamemnon was determined to conquer Troy; he was willing to sacrifice thousands and thousands of Greeks if necessary (he had many allies).
(Achilles, hero of the Trojan war. Leader of the Myrmidons, at the service of Agamemnon. Achilles defeated Hector, Priam’s son. Vase-painting of the Classical period, Museo Vaticano)
When the Troyan prince Paris carried off Helen of Sparta (Menelaos’ wife) to his country, Agamemnon had the perfect excuse to invade Troy since Menelaos was his brother. The Troyan war was inevitable, Agamemnon was pleased! Agamemnon’s hordes fought ferociously against the Troyans, they fought with all their might but they could not subdue the Troyans. As we mentioned before, king Agamemnon was willing to do ‘ANYTHING’ in order to conquer Priam’s city, so…he took the most extreme measure, he decided to offer his own virgin daughter as a holocaust:
“Assembled a second time at Aulis, the Greeks were delayed by unfavorable winds, for Agamemnon, by killing a hart, had vexed Artemis. Calchas foretold that only the sacrifice of Agamemnon’s daughter Iphigenia would appease the goddess, and Agamemnon reluctantly gave his consent, though some say that Artemis snatched Iphigenia from the altar and bore her off to Tauris.”
(Pears encyclopedia of myths and legends [the ancient near east and middle east ancient Greece and Rome], Classical Greece and Rome. By Elizabeth Locke and Sheila Savill. Pelham books, pg 167)
(the goddess Artemis, from the Parthenon of the Athenian acropolis, east frieze. Pentelic marble, Acropolis Museum, Athens)
Agamemnon did indeed conquer Troy (a combination of sagacity and military might).
(Agamemnon’s Greeks planted a giant wooden horse inside the walls of Troy, inside the horse were the warriors that would ruin Troy forever. Archaic scene of the famous Trojan horse, from the neck of a big pot from Mikonos, c. 675 B.C. made approximately 50 years after the lifetime of Homer)
It is said that in the end the insatiable king (Agamemnon) was killed by a man named Aegisthus and that his wife (Clytemnestra, Agamemnon’s wife) beheaded him with an axe.
As far as Iphigenia goes, the writings of Herodotus indicate that the Taurians that live by the Black Sea sacrifice to the virgin Iphigenia; they sacrifice those who have been shipwrecked or any Hellenes they can take at sea. This is how they honor Iphigenia (Herodotus, the Histories. Book 4.103).
So, let us decode the Jephthah-Agamemnon puzzle:
• Jephthah the Israelite is determined to defeat the Ammonites: king Agamemnon is determined to conquer Troy (no matter how many Greek soldiers have to be sacrificed).
• Jephthah makes a vow to YHVH promising to sacrifice whoever would come out of his house once he would have triumphed: Agamemnon offers his daughter Iphigenia as a holocaust to the goddess Artemis.
• Jephthah sacrifices his virgin daughter: Agamemnon sacrifices his virgin daughter.
• It became customary in Israel to mourn the death of Jephthah’s daughter four times a year: the Taurians of the Black Sea adopted the custom of sacrificing humans to Iphigenia.
We cannot say that the Biblical Jephthah is Agamemnon or that Jephthah’s virgin daughter is Iphigenia…then again, both stories are similar.
HEBRON: HITTITES AND EGYPTIANS
Hebron is one of the holy cities of the Jewish people; Jewish tradition indicates that the Patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish people are buried there. What most people don’t know is that Hebron is somehow associated with ancient Egypt. When the Israelites were reconnoitering the Land, Hebron was considered to be a city more ancient than Tanis (Tso’an) in Egypt:
“Going up by the way of the Negev, they reached Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, descendants of the Anakim, were living. Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.”
Why is the Torah comparing the Caananite city of Hebron with Zoan (Djanet) in Lower Egypt? What is the mystery here? Well, based on what the Bible says, Hebron was property of the Hittites, an Anatolian people. Abraham purchased the field of Machpelah in Hebron for 400 shekels of silver. But, the fact of the matter is that Hebron was once owned by Hittites (Chatti people).
Why is this significant? The writings of the Greek historian Herodotus state that at one point Pharaoh Psammenticos I determined by a social experiment that the Phrygians (a Hittite people) were the earliest people on earth (not the Egyptians). Psammenticos’ developmental experiment lasted for two consecutive years:
“When he inquired which people might use the word ‘bekos’, he discovered that the word ‘bekos’ means bread in the Phrygian language. Thus the Egyptians accepted this evidence and concluded that the Phrygians are older than themselves.”
(Herodotus, the Histories. Book 2. 4-5)
Chapter 13th of the book of Numbers connects Hebron (originally a ‘Hittite’ region) with a location in Lower Egypt and Pharaoh Psammenticos concluded that the Phrygians (Hittites) were older than the Egyptians.
What about the name ‘HEBRON’? Is Hebron a Hebrew name? We have already seen that the location called Shechem is connected to ancient Egypt. The name Hebron might remind us of a pharaoh from the IV dynasty: Khephren, son of Khufu and throne successor of Djedefre. If we decode the name Khephren we will see that it actually resembles the name ‘Hebron’:
(diorite statue of pharaoh Chephren discovered at Giza, at the valley temple of Khephren. Chephren is remembered as a cruel ruler)
The word ‘HEBRON’ is actually pronounced ‘Chebron’ with the Hebrew letter “Chet”, not ‘Hebron’ with a “Heh”. There’s no indication that pharaoh Chephren had a direct association with the Caananite location of Hebron. But, there must be a logical reason why Chapter 13th of the Book of Numbers is associating Hebron with ancient Egypt. The one thing we know for sure is that in the XVIII dynasty there was a Pharaoh that went by the name ‘CHEBRON’: Thutmoses II, son of Thutmoses I. This means that “CHEBRON” is certainly an Egyptian name, not a Hebrew one.
(relief of pharaoh Thutmoses II in Karnak)
Once again: ‘CHEBRON’ is a name of Egyptian origin that was adopted by the Israelites at some point. Chebron “IS NOT” a Hebrew name.
JACOB AND LABAN
Providence determined that the wanderer known as Jacob would sojourn in the land of Paddan-Aram. There Jacob got in touch with his mother side of the family, he got a hold of Laban, his ‘business oriented’ uncle. Laban, son of Haran, gave Jacob a splendid reception.
During the visit Jacob fell in love with Rachel, one of the daughters of Laban. In order to consummate the marriage, Jacob had to pay the customary bridal price so,…since he was destitute, he served Laban for seven consecutive years taking care of Laban’s livestock. When the seven year term was fulfilled; Laban tricked Jacob forcing him to marry his older daughter instead (Leah). Jacob served Laban for seven more years. Eventually Laban had no choice but to give Jacob Rachel.
As the years passed Jacob prospers: he came to own large flocks, servants, camels, and asses. One day Jacob gathered his wives, his children, and his possessions and departed from his deceitful uncle (secretly). Laban realizes that Jacob has fled from him; he pursues him and finds him in Gilead. Both Laban and Jacob decide to put their differences aside, they take vows. A mound of stones is made as a witness between the two parties. This is what Laban, son of Haran said to Jacob:
“Here is this mound, and here is the memorial stone that I have set up between you and me. This mound shall be a witness, and this memorial stone shall be a witness, that, with hostile intent, neither may I pass beyond this mound into your territory nor may you pass beyond it into mine.”
Laban and Jacob shared a meal on the mound; Laban called the place ‘Jagar-Sahadutta’ and Jacob called it Galeed (also ‘Mizpah’). They both swore sacred oaths by their gods.
(artifact of Hittite civilization, stone bas relief)
The covenant sealed between Laban and Jacob could remind us of a remarkable treaty that took place sometime in 1259 B.C. between two superpowers: Egypt and Hatti. The sacred covenant was sealed between Pharaoh Ramsses II the Great (XIX dynasty) and Hattusilis III of Hatti. After Ramsses II fought against Mutwatalli at the battle of Kadesh (in Syria), the resources of both nations were pretty much drained. Both Egypt and Hatti wanted “absolute dominion” but, they both knew that they needed recovery.
(relief at Abu Simbel depicting Ramsses II in his war chariot)
So, Egypt and Hatti negotiated with each other sixteen years after the battle of Kadesh (on the 21st year of Ramsses). These were the terms of the monumental treaty:
• Non-aggression: Peace and eternal alliance between Egypt and Hatti, never again to engage in war. This was to be observed by Ramsses II and Hattusilis III and by the future generations.
• Military assistance: if necessary, one nation would give the other military assistance (in case a foreign army would invade).
• Extradition: guarantee of extradition of powerful individuals (fugitives).
• Succession: in case of revolt in Hatti, Egypt would assist the son of Hattusilis III (Tudhaliya IV).
The treaty was signed by:
• Ramsses II, pharaoh of Egypt, son of Seti, pharaoh of Egypt, son of Ramsses, pharaoh of Egypt.
• Hattusilis III, great king of Hatti, son of Mursilis, great king of Hatti, grandson of Suppiluliumas, great king of Hatti (Hattusilis III was the brother of Mutwatalli, Mutwatalli died in 1273 B.C.)
(pharaoh Ramsses II the great)
(bas-relief showing the Hittite moon god and winged sun god riding a lion)
The Egyptian and Hittite editions of the treaty were discovered in the 1900’s by archaeologists. The Egyptian edition was carved in hieroglyphs on the walls of the house of Amun in Karnak, also on the walls of Ramsses’ funeral chapel (the Ramesseum) on the west bank of the Nile opposite Thebes. The Hittite edition was written on clay tablets in cuneiform, in Akkadian. The tablets were discovered in the archives of Hattusas, Hittite capital (today in the Ankara museum, in Turkey).
To strengthen the alliance between both empires, Hattusilis III gave Ramsses II a daughter in marriage. Ramsses welcomed her as “consort of the Great King, Mistress of the two countries”. The event was commemorated with a carving on the south side of the temple of Abu Simbel.
We cannot say that the pact between Laban and Jacob was somehow inspired by the pact between Ramsses II and Hattusilis III. Then again, the treaty observed by Ramsses and Hattusilis “COULD” remind us of the story of Laban and Jacob.
CLEITUS THE BLACK AND ABISHAI
The second book of Samuel speaks a warrior named Abishai who saved David’s life. He killed a giant man who was about to obliterate David from the face of the earth:
“Then Ishbi-Benob, who was one of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose bronze spear was 300 shekels, who was bearing a new sword, thought he could kill David. But Abishai the son of Zeruiah came to his aid, and struck the Phillishtine and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, ‘you shall go out no more with us to battle, lest you quench the lamp of Israel’”.
(II Samuel 21:16-17)
Incredibly enough, this Biblical tale might take us all the way back to the times of Alexander the Great. A brave man known as “Cleitus the black” saved Alexander’s life in 334 B.C.E, at the battle of Granicus. Cleitus the black saved Alexander in the same way that Abishai saved David. Plutarch speaks about how a Persian giant tried to kill Alexander:
“Then the Persian commanders Rhoesaces and Spithridates came against him in unison. Alexander side stepped Spithridates and struck Rhoesaces, who was wearing a breastplate, with his spear. But when his spear shattered, he resorted to his sword. While the two were engaged in hand-to-hand combat, Spithridates halted his horse beside them and raisning himself up sharply in his saddle struck Alexander a blow with his barbarian battle-axe. The crest of Alexander’s helmet was broken off, along with one of its plumes. The helmet itself only just withstood the blow, which actually grazed the top of the king’s hair. Spithridates then raised the axe and was about to deliver a second blow when Cleitus the black intervened and ran him through with his spear.”
(Plutarch, 46-120 C.E.)
This Persian Spithridates,…doesn’t he remind us of the Ishbi-Benob who tried to kill David?
Cleitus the black was a leading Macedonian noble, the brother of Alexander’s wet nurse. Destiny certainly flapped it’s sad wings the day Alexander killed Cleitus in an heated argument…(Cleitus claimed that Alexander owed his success to his father). Alexander killed the man who saved his very life! Cleitus died in Samarqand, in modern Uzbekistan.
(the Macedonian noble Cleitus the black: murdered by his beloved king Alexander)
(some scholars believe this is the armor of Phillip II, it was found in the famous tomb of Vergina. Cleitus was right: Alexander was a great warrior but he had inherited a magnificent army from Phillip II)
(Cleitus the black, son of Dropides, died in 328 B.C.E. in Samarqand/Uzbekistan)
So, can we see that the Biblical character known as Abishai is Cleitus the black? No. But, the event mentioned in chapter 21 of the 2nd book of Samuel surely remind us of the Macedonian noble named Cleitus.
THE BENJAMIN INCIDENT
The book of Judges speaks about a monstrous crime committed by the tribe of Benjamin in Gibeah. A Levite from the region of Ephraim was traveling from Bethlehem to Ephraim; he was accompanied by his concubine.
Before he could reach his destination he found himself in the public square of Gibeah, it was night time. A generous old man from Ephraim (a resident of Gibeah) offered him shelter. When they were enjoying themselves, all of the sudden a gang of corrupt-lawless Benjamites started banging on the old man’s door. They were demanding that the male guest (the Levite from Ephraim) would come outside so that they could abuse him (sexually).
The poor old man tried to persuade the perverts of Benjamin offering them his own maiden daughter and the Levite’s concubine. Ultimately, the Levite thrust his concubine outside so that the ravenous Benjamites could satiate their bestial appetite. The Benjamites of Gibeah were cruel, absolutely merciless…they gang-raped the poor woman all night long until she finally collapsed. She died.
When the Levite realized that his concubine was dead, he was greatly vexed. He decided that the savages of Gibeah needed to be punished, severely punished. This is what he did so that the rest of the tribes of Israel would jump on Benjamin’s throat as one man:
‘On reaching home, he took a knife to the body of his concubine, cut her into twelve pieces, and sent them throughout the territory of Israel. Everyone who saw this said, “nothing like this has been done or seen from the day the Israelites came up from the land of Egypt to this day.”
The tribes of Israel assembled. They declared that in order to purge the evil from Israel, Benjamin had to be severely punished (blasted). So, the eleven tribes of Israel fought against Benjamin; they fought them with all their might (the Benjamites were not an easy bone). Finally, they defeated the arrogant people of Benjamin. Benjamin was ‘ALMOST EXTERMINATED’ as a people.
The somber tale of Benjamin in Gibeah, what does it remind us of? The grotesque story of Benjamin might take us all the way back to ancestral Egypt. Let us not forget that Israel became a nation ‘IN EGYPT’. The tale of the Benjamites rings a bell when it comes to the Egyptian god Set, lord of “confusion” and chaos.
Egyptian tradition states that red-haired Set committed a despicable act, a heinous crime. Set despised his brother Osiris and desired Osiris’ wife as well (Isis). Set managed to banish Osiris from Egypt. He tricked his brother Osiris so Osiris ended up inside a casket that was thrown into a river.
(Osiris, god of the dead. Louvre/Paris)
Isis was stricken with grief (Set wanted to be the indisputable lord of the two lands: lower Egypt and upper Egypt. This is why he wanted to eliminate his brother Osiris and later on Horus).
(the goddess Isis, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus, the avenger)
Isis loved Osiris with all her heart and soul. She looked for the body of her deceased husband until she finally found it in Byblos (Lebanon). She took her husband’s body back to Egypt and hid it so that Set could not find it. Set found the body of Osiris, he tore it into fourteen pieces. He scattered the pieces throughout the land of Egypt. Once again Isis came through: she found thirteen pieces of the body of Osiris but not the phallus.
Set ended up as a castrated outcast. We cannot say that the story of red-haired Set is identical to the story of Benjamin. But, there are some parallels:
• The corrupt Benjamites of Gibeah (a gang of rapists) were given into unnatural sexual practices: Set, lord of “CONFUSION” and chaos, is associated with unnatural sexual behavior (he ended up castrated).
• The devils of Benjamin tried to sodomize the Levite of Ephraim (a married man) against his will. A horrible deed: Set did everything he could in order to get rid of Osiris (his competitor).
• The Benjamites ravish the Levite’s concubine until she dies: wen Isis realized what Set had done to her husband she was stricken with grief.
• The Levite dismembers his wife, he cuts her into 12 pieces and sends a piece to each tribe of Israel: Set cuts Osiris into 14 pieces and sends them throughout the land of Egypt. Isis recovers 13 pieces but not the phallus.
• The men of Israel (the 11 tribes) swear not to give their daughters in marriage to Benjamin (symbolic castration): Set ends up ‘castrated’ and banished to the desert.
(from left to right: Horus, Osiris, and Isis)
Again: we cannot say that the story of Benjamin is identical to the story of Set or anything like that. But, as I mentioned before, there are parallels. Chapter 19 of the book of Judges seems to associate the dismemberment of the Levite’s concubine with ancient Egypt (Judges 19:29-30). It almost seems as if they (the Israelites) are saying: “This is what Set, lord of the Hyksos, did to Isis’ husband back then when he lusted after the crown of Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt.”
SET AND THE RED HEIFER OF THE ISRAELITES
The Jews have a very interesting lustration ritual known as “the red heifer ritual”, it is a sin offering for the entire Israelite community. The ceremony involves a perfect-unblemished red cow that is sacrificed and burned. Its ashes are used for a purification purpose.
“Tell the Israelites to produce for you a red heifer that is free from every blemish and defect and on which no yoke has ever been laid.”
The sacred heifer had to be slaughtered outside the camp in the presence of the Israelite priest. The priest then had to sprinkle some of its blood seven times towards the front of the tent of the meeting. The heifer would have to be burned in his sight. Both the priest and the individual who burns the heifer would have to remain unclean until evening (both of them would have to wash their clothes and bathe in water).
“Finally, a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them in a clean place outside the camp.”
The elaborate ritual of the red heifer is indeed an ancient ritual, a very ancient Egyptian ritual designed to avenge the blood of Osiris, adversary of the “RED-HAIRED SET”. There were times when the Egyptians, lovers of Law and Order, used to sacrifice “RED-HAIRED MEN” to Osiris.
(Set, red-haired god of confusion and chaos, adversary of Osiris)
The victims would have to be “RED-HAIRED” like the famous “RED HEIFER”. Not only that, the red-haired victims would be burned alive and then their ashes would be scattered:
“When short of prisoners and other foreigners to use as victims, the Egyptians had to resort to their own people, and on the tomb of Osiris would sacrifice RED-HEADED MEN (red was the colour associated with Set, the god’s enemy). For this rite Busiris, in Northern Egypt, where the head of Osiris was supposedly buried, was a favoured centre and every sacrifice in that spot was hailed as a renewed attempt to avenge his death. Another text confirms that RED-HEADED MEN-an obvious rarity in Egypt-were burnt alive in a number of places. This took place in the dog days of summer, as a precaution against drought or pestilence; the ashes of the victims were scattered to the winds.”
(Human sacrifice [in history and today], by Nigel Davies. William Morrow and Company, Inc. pg 36)
(here we have the American mass murderer James Holmes, a man who committed an atrocity in Colorado in 2012 [a massacre]. He was sentenced to life in prison. The Egyptians would have loved to offer red-haired Holmes as a sacrifice to Osiris)
(on Jan 03 2015 the contract killers of the New World Order known as ISIS [Islamic State] killed a Jordanian pilot named Mu’ath Al-Kaseasbeth. They burned him alive in Syria as if he was a satiation offering to some pagan deity. It is interesting that the name “ISIS” appears in the picture somehow)
(Isis with her husband Osiris.On the west wall of the shrine of Horus, in the mortuary temple of Seti I at Abydos)
Aren’t the parallels impressive? The purification ceremony of the red heifer, isn’t it identical to the ancient Egyptian ritual designed to honor Osiris? Let us decode this:
• The Israelites would sacrifice a perfectly red heifer as a sin offering for the entire Israelite community: the ancient Egyptians would sacrifice red-haired men as an offering to Osiris, adversary of Set.
• This Israelite lustration ritual was considered to be a purification ritual: the sacrifice of red-haired men to Osiris was also considered to be a purification ritual.
• The red heifer would have to be burned in the presence of the priest: the red-haired victims consecrated to Osiris would be burned alive.
• A clean Israelite would gather up the ashes of the heifer and put them in a clean place outside the camp: the ashes of the victims consecrated to Osiris would be scattered to the wind.
It is obvious that the ritual of the red heifer emanates from an Egyptian ritual designed to honor Osiris, brother of Set. Will the orthodox Rabbis admit to this? Answer: No. They don’t want people asking too many questions.
(here’s the mummy of Ramsses II the great, son of Seti I [Cairo Museum]. It is not a coincidence that Ramsses’ father was named after the Egyptian god ‘SET’ and that Ramsses II had reddish hair. Set has always been associated with red hair.)
IS MOSES A HEBREW NAME?
The Rabbis teach that the name “MOSHE” derives from the Hebrew word ‘MASHAH’ which means “to draw out”, since pharaoh’s daughter drew baby Moses out of the waters of the Nile. Are the Rabbis right? Moshe is a ‘Habiru’ name?
The truth is that the name “MOSE” (Mosis in Greek) comes from the Egyptian word ‘MSY’ which literally means “IS BORN”. If we scrutinize the name of some pharaohs we will indeed run into the name “MOSE”. Here are some examples:
Pharaoh Ahmose I (Ah-Mose): his birth name means “THE MOON (Ah) IS BORN (Mose). Pharaoh Amose I was the founder of the XVIII dynasty and many recognize him as the savior of Egypt (he defeated the Hyksos). It is believed that he is buried in Dra-Abu El-Naga, in Thebes.
(pharaoh Ahmose I, 1570-1546)
Pharaoh Thutmose III (Thoth-Mose): his birth name means “BORN OF THE GOD THOTH”. Thutmose III is remembered as the Napoleon of Ancient Egypt. He is buried in the Valley of the Kings, in tomb KV 32, Thebes.
(Thutmose III, 1504-1450)
Ramesses I (Ra-Mose): his birth name means “HE HAS FASHIONED HIM”. Ramsses I is the father of Seti I (father of Ramsses II the great) and he is buried in the Valley of the Kings, in tomb KV 16, Thebes.
(Ramsses I,1293-1291. Horus and Anubis receive Ramsses I, father of Seti I. Tomb of Ramsses I)
So we see,…the political constitution of the Jewish people is the Torah and the Torah (the Holy Pentateuch) was received by an Egyptian man who had an Egyptian name: Moses!
YEHOSHUA BEN NUN
After Moses’death, Joshua Ben Nun (Moses’s right hand) was left in charge of the nation of Israel. Joshua was the messianic leader that would lead the Israelites to victory in Canaan. The Ephraimite known as Joshua Ben Nun was an Israelite but he was born in Egypt, in the land of the pharaohs.
The fact of the matter is that the ‘structure’ of Joshua ben Nun is very, very Egyptian….most people ignore this of course. Most of the folks who study the Tanach have been brainwashed into believing that the name “NUN’ is a Hebrew name…the name “NUN” is an Egyptian-mythical name as we shall see:
“Nun was the personification of the primeval ocean from which all life came. After creation, the watery darkness known as the Nun continued to surround the world. It existed above the stars and as an abyss that formed the lowest depths of the underworld. As a deity, Nun was considered the oldest of beings and called father of the Gods.”
(Handbook of Egyptian mythology, by Geraldine Pinch. ABC-CLIO, pg 172)
(Nun, raises the boat of day as Khepri pushes forth the dawn sun. Supported by Osiris, Nut receives the solar disc. Papyrus of Anhia, XX dynasty. British Museum of London)
So, as we have seen here, “NUN” is the name of an Egyptian deity that is associated with water. It is interesting to see that Joshua’s first mission during the conquest of Canaan was to cross the Jordan “RIVER” (water). Chapter 1 of the book of Joshua describes the crossing of the Jordan into the Promised Land. The priestly class was leading the way:
“No sooner had these priestly bearers of the Ark waded ‘INTO THE WATERS’ at the edge of the Jordan, which overflows all its banks during the entire season of the harvest, ‘THAT THE WATERS FLOWING FROM UPSTREAM HALTED’, backing up in a solid mass for a very great distance indeed, from Adam, a city in the direction of Zarethan; while those flowing downstream toward the salt sea of the Arabah disappear entirely. Thus the people crossed over opposite Jericho. While all Israel crossed over on dry ground, the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord remained motionless on dry ground in the bed of the Jordan, until the whole nation had completed the passage.”
Basically, the Israelite hero known as Joshua ‘BEN NUN’ (son of Nun) is named after an Egyptian deity that personifies the primeval ocean from which all life came. As we have seen, Joshua’s first mission in Canaan has something to do with ‘WATER’ (crossing the Jordan river),…a strange coincidence! Let us not forget that Joshua, the son of Nun, was born in Egypt. Joshua’s ancestor, Ephraim, was born in Egypt to the daughter of a priest named Asenath. Asenath is associated with the Egyptian goddess “Neith”. So, we see, Joshua ben Nun is a very Egyptian character.
HYKSOS: RAIDERS FROM SYRIA-PALESTINE
Between 1640 and 1532 B.C.E. a Semitic people whom the Egyptians called ‘HYKSOS’ ruled Egypt. The Egyptians referred to them as ‘Rejtenu’, ‘vile Asiatics’,desert princes (Hikau-Khoswet), or ‘rulers of foreign lands’. The Syro-Phoenician shepherd kings settled mainly in Avaris (Lower Egypt, Tell el Daba); they adopted Sutekh (Set/Baal-Reshef) as their divine patron. It is said that the founder of Avaris was a man named ‘Salitis’ though the most popular Hykso ruler appears to have been Apophis.
(Set, official god of the Hyksos)
The desert princes of Hebrew flavor were not just invaders and usurpers; they were a cruel-merciless people committed to the extermination of the Egyptians. The Egyptians describe the Hyksos as “barbaric conquerors from the North” (from Syria-palestine). These Asiatics were a federation of more than one ethnic group but they were primarily a Semitic people.
(Asiatic captive from the times of pharaoh Tutankhamun, XVIII dynasty)
This is what the Hyksos of Hebrew aroma did to the Egyptians:
• They burned the cities of Egypt.
• They razed the sacred temples of the Egyptians to the ground trying to crush “the soul of Egypt” so to speak.
• They massacred the Egyptian soldiers.
• They enslaved the Egyptian women and the children, meaning that they raped the females (adult women, young females). The Egyptian children were exploited as slaves.
• Some believe that the Hyksos were determined to exterminate the Egyptians.
The invaders of Syro-Phoenicia surely turned Egypt upside-down hoping that they (the Egyptians) could never-ever recover from such a severe wound to the national psyche.
(in the times of the Roman Emperor Trajan the Jews committed an indescribable atrocity in Cyprus, they massacred approximately 240,000 Greeks. When the Romans regained control of the island a law was created forbidding Jews to live in Cyprus. History repeats itself! Portrait of Trajan, Rome, Museo Capitolino)
(in 2008 a Chabad Jewish couple underwent a beyond-horrible tragedy in Mumbai/India. A Rabbi and his wife were tortured to death by Muslim terrorists. This is more or less the kind of stuff the Jews did to the ‘non-Jewish’ inhabitants of Cyprus in the times of Trajan. They even skinned people alive in those days…absolute horror)
Sekenenre Ta’o II (of the XXVII dynasty based at Thebes) began the war against the hated Hyksos to reunite the country, he died in battle. His eldest son, Kamose took over as leader and charged against the Asiatics of Avaris. He fought bravely but died before he could finish the task. After Kamose’s death the Hyksos regrouped.
(mummy of pharaoh Sekenenre Ta’o II)
Queen Ah’hotep, ex-wife of Sekenenre Ta’o II, was left as queen-regent until her son Ahmose was of age and could finish driving the foreign invaders from Egyptian soil.
(queen Ah’hotep, wife of Sekenenre Ta’o II and mother of Kamose and Ahmose I)
Sometime around 1552 B.C.E. Ahmose I (he founded the XVIII dynasty) drove the vile Hyksos back into Syria-Palestine. Ahmose succeeded in expelling the Asiatics that had caused such a tremendous harm (in 1550 B.C.E.).
(Kamose: Wadjkheperre, last king of the XVII dynasty of Thebes [1573-1570 B.C.E.]. He was the son of Sekenenre Ta’o II and queen Ah’hotep. Kamose was the brother of Ahmose I)
(Ahmose I: Nebpehtire, founder of the XVIII dynasty, savior of Egypt [1570-1546 B.C.E.]. He was the son of Sekenenre Ta’o II and queen Ah’hotep)
An army of 480,000 Egyptians laid siege to Avaris, heart of the Hyksos. When the Hyksos realized they were doomed, they negotiated with the Egyptians. A treaty was made, pharaoh Ahmose guaranteed their safe departure from Egypt (an undeserved kindness). It is said that 240,000 Hyksos left Egypt for Syria (an exodus). The despised Hykso survivors fled to a fortress in Southwestern Palestine known as “Sharuhen” (by Beersheva in the Negev). The Egyptians went after them, they blasted the desert princes for at least three years until they (the Hyksos) finally migrated to what is today Syria.
So we see, the Hyksos of Hebrew flavor were not innocent lambs of the Lord,…they were not victims, they were salivating predators with blood-stained fangs. Some scholars believe the Hyksos were ‘immigrants’, not usurpers. The supporters of this theory claim that the Hyksos entered the Nile region gradually over a series of decades “UNTIL” the Egyptians realized the ‘DANGER’ they posed in their midst. If we examine the book of Exodus for example, we will see something very interesting: the Egyptians are oppressors and the Israelites are portrayed as victims…
(when a person thinks of the word “JEW”, he or she automatically associates that word with the word “VICTIM”. Here we see Jews being forced to scrub the streets in Vienna right after Germany annexed Austria)
Exodus 1:11 says that the Egyptians oppressed Israel with forced labor (in the XIX dynasty, the dynasty of Ramsses II the great). Isn’t that what the Hyksos did to the Egyptians back in the days? Didn’t the Hyksos enslave the Egyptians? Didn’t they exploit the Egyptians? Exodus 1:12-14 says that the Egyptians reduced the Israelites to cruel slavery making life bitter for them with hard work in mortar and brick…a cruel fate! Again: isn’t that the very thing the Hyksos did to the Egyptians? Didn’t the shepherd kings exploit the hell out of the Egyptians? Exodus 1:22 says that pharaoh commanded the extermination of all the Hebrew boys (the Hebrew girls were spared). The Hyksos, were they not committed to the extermination of the Egyptian people as a whole?
(depiction of slaves at work, tomb of Rekhmire, vizier to pharaoh Thutmoses III. The slaves are prisoners of war from the North lands [Syria & Canaan] and from the Southlands [Nubia])
Still, as we previously saw it, pharaoh Ahmose I allowed them to leave Egypt so that they could re-settle in Syria-Palestine (the Egyptians decided to go after them and blast them in Sharuhen). In the times of pharaoh Thutmoses III (XVIII dynasty) they certainly were in Syria-Palestine:
“Documents from the times of Thutmose III and later frequently mention a people in Palestine whose name is spelled Apiru or Habiru. Many experts claim that these are none other than the Hebrews. They figure among the enemies the pharaoh’s army faced in and around Palestine, and Egypt’s victory resulted in the capture of numbers of them. In 1444 B.C., when Amenhotep II marched up to the sea of Galilee, he returned, he claimed, with 3,600 Apiru prisoners of war. Others could well have been captured by Ramses’ hard-fighting father or Ramses himself.”
(Treasures of the world: the pharaohs. By Lionel Casson. Stonehenge. Pg 143)
(Thutmoses III [Menkheperre], the Napoleon of ancient Egypt. Son of Thutmoses I and a concubine named Mutnoufrath. 1504-1450 B.C.E. Buried in the valley of the kings, Thebes)
(Amenhotep II [Akheperure], successor of Thutmoses III. 1453-1419 B.C.E. Buried in the valley of the kings, Thebes)
Was the capital of the Hyksos not “AVARIS”? Let us dissect this:
(Avaris was located right beneath Tanis, in the Nile Delta. Avaris is near ‘Pi-Rameses’ [Pi-Ramesses was founded by Seti I]. Not far from Avaris there is a location called “Tell el Yehudieh”, the name ‘Yehudieh’ sounds like Yehudi, meaning “JEW”)
It is undeniable that the Hyksos and the Hebrews were one and the same. So we see,… the ancient Hebrews “WERE NOT” innocent lambs of the Lord.
(Syrian envoys [Asiatics like the Hyksos] presenting tribute to Thutmose IV. Wall painting from the Theban tomb TT 36 of the finance minister Sobekhotep)
TIMELINE (approximate dates).
• XIV Dynasty: Nehesi (Aasehre).
• XV Dynasty (Hyksos), c. 1663-1555 B.C.E
Apepi I (Auserre).
Apepi II (Aqenenre).
• Early XVI Dynasty (Hyksos). 1663-1555.
Anather & Yakobaam
• Late XVII Dynasty (Theban), c. 1663-1570 B.C.E.
Sobekemsaf II (Sekhemre Shedtawy).
Intef VII (Nubkheperre).
Tao I (Sanakhtenre) c. 1633.
Tao II (Seqerenre) c. 1574.
Kamose (Wadjkheperre), 1573-1570.
• NEW KINGDOM (c. 1569 to 1081 B.C.E.), XVIII Dynasty: Ahmose I (founder).
(some believe that the ‘red-haired’ pharaoh Ramsses II was descended from the Hyksos. His father Seti I was the son of Ramsses I, vizier of Horemheb. The father of Ramsses I was a commander named Seti. Seti’s family came from Avaris)
A DREAMER NAMED JACOB
When Jacob was on his way to Haran he spent the night in a mystical place. The book of Genesis says that Jacob took a stone from the shrine, put it under his head; and fell asleep. Jacob had a surreal dream in that spot:
“A stairway rested on the ground, with its top reaching to the heavens; and God’s messengers were going up and down on it.”
The Bible says that ‘The Lord’ stood beside Jacob and promised him the very land on which he was laying. YHVH told Jacob that he would inherit that land and that his descendants would possess it as well. The Lord also promised Jacob protection, he told Jacob that he would never be forsaken. When Jacob awoke from his amazing dream he uttered the following words:
“Truly, the Lord is in this spot, although I did not know it!” In solemn wonder he cried out: “How awesome is this shrine! This is nothing else but an abode for God, and that is the gateway to heaven!”.
Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head, set it up as a memorial stone; and poured a libation on it. Jacob called the site “Beth-El” (house of God). This fantastic tale,…what does it remind us of? This story might take us all the way back to the XVIII dynasty, to the times of pharaoh Thutmoses IV, son of Amenhotep II.
(Amenhotep II [Akheperure], 1453-1419. Amenhotep II is buried in the Valley of the Kings, on tomb KV 35, Thebes)
(Thutmoses IV [Menkheperure], 1419-1386. Buried in the Valley of the Kings, on tomb KV 43, Thebes)
(head of Thutmoses IV)
On one occasion prince Thutmoses was out hunting in the desert, he fell asleep by the great Sphinx of Giza. A majestic deity visited Thutmoses in his dream; the God spoke to him as a father speaks to a child:
“Look at me, Thutmoses my son: I am your father, Horus-in-the-Horizon, Kheperi-Re-Atum, I promise what it is in my gift: earthly rule at the head of all the living. Seated on the throne of the earth-god you will wear the white crown and the red. All the territory on which the eye of the sun rests will be yours: yours the food of the two Lands, great tribute and long life. To you I turn my face and heart for protection, since I am sick on all my limbs. The sands of the holy place upon which I rest have covered me…”
(the great Sphinx dates to the reign of king Chepren, IV dynasty. Some believe that the Sphinx is a portrait statue of Chephren)
Basically, the sun God ‘Re-harakhte’ embodied in the Sphinx promised Thutmoses that if he would remove the sand covering the limbs of the Sphinx, he would be king.
(pharaoh Thutmoses IV seating on the throne accompanied by his queen mother Ti’a. Cairo Museum)
Thutmoses cleared the lion-bodied statue of the Sphinx of encroaching sand. A long inscription has been preserved on a tall stele that was placed in between the pawns of the great Sphinx of Giza. This stele is known as ‘THE DREAM STELE’ of Thutmoses IV. The granite stele relates Thutmoses’ incredible experience.
(the famous Dream Stele of Thutmoses IV. It is said that it was erected on the year 1, month 3 of the inundation, and on day 19)
So,…can we say that Jacob and Thutmoses IV are one and the same? Answer: No. But, there are undeniable parallels here:
• Jacob fell asleep on a mystical spot that appeared to be some type of inter-dimensional portal: Thutmoses IV fell asleep by the pawns of the Sphinx. The great Sphinx of Giza was the embodiment of a great magical power that existed in Giza from the beginning of time.
• The Lord YHVH stood beside Jacob promising him protection and territory. The Lord promised never to forsake Jacob: Re-Harakhte embodied in the Sphinx appeared to Thutmoses in a dream. The deity promised the prince protection, the God promised that if Thutmoses would remove the sand covering the Sphinx he would indeed be rewarded with earthly rule, territory, tribute, and the crown of Egypt.
• Jacob took the stone he had put under his head, set it up as a memorial stone; and poured a libation on it: A long inscription on a tall stele (a stone) was placed in between the pawns of the Sphinx. This stele is known as the ‘dream stele of Thutmose IV.
Again: Jacob is not Thutmose IV and Thutmose IV is not Jacob. But,…as we mentioned before, the story of Jacob appears to be a reflection of the story of pharaoh Thutmose IV.
(Egypt: a magical land beyond words…!!!)
JESUS AND THE CELTIC GOD ESUS
“If a man has committed a sin deserving of death, and he is put to death, and you hang him ‘ON A TREE’, his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed by God.”
Some believe that ancient Israel had something to do with the pagan Celts. Some have even gone as far as saying that the infrastructure of Jesus was pretty much Celtic. There is one thing about Jesus that definitely connects him to Celtic culture and that is the Celtic god “Esus”.
(Esus is found in a stone that forms part of a pillar dedicated to Jupiter by sailors of Paris. This piece which is said to be from the times of Tiberius was discovered in Notre Dame in 1771. The stone depicts the name “ESUS” and a woodman chopping a branch of a tree. Nautes Parisicae monument in Paris, 1st C. A.D)
Could it be possible that Jesus had something to do with the Celtic deity Esus? Here are the parallels:
• The name “JESUS” is similar to the name “ESUS”.
• Jesus was crucified on a “WOODEN CROSS” (something that emanates from a tree) & the victims sacrificed to Esus were supposed to bleed to death while “HANGING ON A TREE” (Peter I 2:24 says that Jesus died “ON A TREE”).
• Jesus was impaled by a spear when he was crucified; the victims sacrificed to Esus were either impaled with a spear. Arrows were shot at them as they hanged.
The sacrifice to Esus could also be the remnant of a myth similar to that of the Germanic Odin who hung on the world tree for nine days and nine nights and whose victims were likewise left hanging on trees.
(scene from the film ‘Conan the barbarian’, a film from 1982 directed by John Milius)
Basically, “Esus” is not a name so to speak, it literally means “the Lord” or “good master”. Incredibly enough, Luke 18:19 says the following:
“Now a certain ruler asked Him (meaning Jesus), saying, GOOD TEACHER, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”
It is a weird coincidence that Esus means something like “GOOD MASTER” and that Jesus is called “GOOD TEACHER”. Perhaps the reader thinks this is an absurd-fanatical observation…? Let’s rewind the tape one more time:
• The name “JESUS” is almost identical to the name “ESUS”.
• Jesus bleeds to death on a “WOODEN CROSS” (something that comes from a tree plus the “crown of thorns” also came from a tree) and Esus’ victims would bleed to death on trees.
• Jesus was impaled by a spear and Esus’ victims were impaled as well (Numbers 24:8 says that Israel shall pierce her enemies with “arrows”).
• Esus means “GOOD MASTER” and in Luke 18:19 Jesus is called “GOOD TEACHER”.
Mere coincidences? Ancient Israel had practices that appeared to have a Celtic flavor but, now we also see that Jesus, the shaman of Druid aroma who believed in reincarnation, is connected to the Celtic god “Esus” (some people say that Jesus was the son of a Roman soldier of Sidon named “Panthera”, this individual is supposedly buried in Germany).
If one carefully examines the death of Absalom, son of David, we shall see that his death was “like” a sacrifice to the Celtic Esus. He was impaled and his blood was spilled in the forest:
“Absalom rode a mule. The mule went under the thick boughts of a great TEREBINTH TREE, and his head caught in the terebinth; so he was left HANGING between heaven and earth. And the mule which was under him went on.”
(Samuel II 18:9)
Samuel II 18:14 says that Joab took three spears and thrust them through his heart while he was still alive. He was impaled by “SPEARS” and he bled to death while “HANGING FROM A TEREBINTH TREE”. Doesn’t Absalom’s death have a Celtic scent?
(Celtic woman possessed by the spirit of the warrior Queen Boudicca, scene from the film ‘Centurion’. Some scholars believe that the Britons are a lost tribe of Israel. Centurion is a movie from 2010 directed by Neil Marshall)
We cannot say that the Jesus that was bled dry on a wooden cross is the same as Esus. But, there are some parallels here.
THE LAMENT OF RAMSSES II
As we already know, Ramsses II was certain he could take Kadesh from the Hittites. Ramsses knew he was backed by a formidable army so, he was determined to capture the Syrian city-state Kadesh. Hi army was divided into four divisions: the Amon division, the Ra division, the Ptah division, and the Sutekh division. Ramsses himself commanded the Amon division (the clash took place around 1285 B.C.E.).
(Amon-Ra gives life to Ramsses II who wears the headdress of a deity in the temple of Ramsses II, Luxor/Egypt)
Muwatallis (Ramsses opponent) was a shrewd man, a strategist. Muwatallis planted two Bedouins in Ramsses’ army in order to confuse pharaoh’s great army (two Hittite spies pretending to be deserters). The deserters of the Hittite army told Ramsses that the Hittites were not in Kadesh but in Aleppo. This was music in Ramsses’ ears; it was exactly what he wanted to hear.
(Ramsses II, the great pharaoh who lusted after Kadesh. Column with relief of Ramsses)
Ramsses pushed towards Kadesh. He was only accompanied by his bodyguard, he was pretty much alone (extremely vulnerable). All of the sudden Ramsses realized that he had been deceived by the two ‘wanna be deserters’. He had been fooled and now he was separated from his troops, he was in great danger.
Somehow the division of Amon (Ramsses’ division) caught up with the now vulnerable pharaoh. Meanwhile, the Hittites struck the ‘Ra division’ by surprise crushing them and demoralizing them. There was Ramsses II the great, son of Seti,…alone and surrounded by fierce enemies. It was only him with a few officers, some followers, and the rabble of the defeated units standing by… a vulnerable pharaoh against 2,500 Hittite charioteers! Some researchers believe that Ramsses was abandoned by everyone except his personal guard and shield bearer “Mena”. These were Ramsses’ words:
“There was no captain with me, no charioteer, no soldier of the army, no-shield-bearer; my infantry and chariotry melted away before them, not one of them stood firm to fight.”
Ramsses survived the war. Who was victorious? Both sides claim to have been victorious. Many scholars however believe that the real victor was Muwatallis, not Ramsses:
“Fortunately we do not have to rely on logic to prove that the Egyptians lost that fight. By one of those almost miraculous coincidences which do occur, we have at our disposal the Hittite version of the same battle, from the royal archives of the capital of Boghazkoi, according to it, Ramses was defeated and had to retreat, losing much of the territory his father had held”.
(Temples, tombs, and hieroglyphs [a popular history of ancient Egypt], by Barbara Mertz. Peter Bedrick Books, New York. Pg 271)
(13th century B.C. bas relief from Yazilikaya depicting a procession of Hittite warrior-gods)
Some scholars believe that the story of Ramsses trying to conquer Kadesh has a parallel in the New Testament. There is a passage in the Bible that speaks about how Jesus was pretty much deserted by his close followers (they fell ‘ASLEEP’), something that automatically remind us of how great pharaoh was left alone, vulnerable…his formidable divisions had fallen ‘ASLEEP’.
(Jesus’ disciples fall asleep, he is left alone. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up to a mountain to pray. While Jesus was praying, his face changed and his clothing became dazzling white. It is said that Jesus was in an ecstatic state conversing with Moses and Elijah:
‘Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying. While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen son; listen to him.” After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.’
This might be considered an eccentric observation but it is important to dissect the events. Two completely different tales but the same structure:
• Jesus took Peter, John, and James to a mountain to pray. Jesus + Peter + John + James = four individuals. Ramsses had ‘four’ divisions at his service when he tried to conquer Kadesh.
• Jesus companions fell asleep: Ramsses felt abandoned by his troops, his army was “ASLEEP” symbolically speaking.
• Jesus spoke to Moses and Elijah: Ramsses spoke to two Bedouins that had deserted the Hittite army (apparently).
• A dark cloud frightens Jesus’ disciples: Ramsses and his Egyptians were terrified when they realized they had been fooled, they felt lost. The dark cloud that terrified Ramsses was the Hittites.
• A voice declares that Jesus is God’s chosen: the pharaoh was considered to be a ‘divine being’ incarnated in the flesh.
• Jesus is wrapped in glory as he speaks to Moses and Elijah: in a pitch of religious fervor Ramsses invokes the god Amon asking for his divine assistance.
• Jesus finds himself alone: Ramsses ended up ambushed and ‘ALONE’, surrounded by fierce enemies.
Jesus is not Ramsses and Ramsses is obviously not Jesus. But, there must be a logical reason why several scholars (highly respected researchers) state that the ‘transfiguration event’ has a connection to ‘abandoned Ramsses’.
THE ISRAELITE TRIBE OF ISSACHAR
The Bible says that Issachar is one of Jacob’s sons with Leah, daughter of Laban. This means of course that Issachar is one of the tribes of Israel. Not much is known about this ‘not so popular’ tribe but the one thing we do know is that Issachar has a potential Egyptian flavor. The name Issachar could take us all the way back to the XXII dynasty in Egypt (and to the XXIII dynasty as well).
The XXII dynasty was founded by a pharaoh of Libyan scent known as Sheshonq I. Sheshonq sired a son that was named “Osorkon” (Osorkon I) and Osorkon was also known as “Osochor”.
(triumphant relief of pharaoh Sheshonq I in the temple of Amun at Karnak)
The name Osochor,…doesn’t it sound like “Issachar”? Osochor is an Egyptian name and Issachar is apparently a Hebrew name but both names sound alike:
(granite torso of Osorkon I found at Byblos. Louvre/Paris)
There were a total of four pharaohs that went by the name Osorkon:
• Osorkon I (924-889), son of pharaoh Sheshonq I. XXII dynasty.
• Osorkon II (874-850), successor of Takelot I. XXII dynasty.
• Osorkon IV (730-715), successor of Sheshonq V. XXII dynasty.
• Osorkon III (787-759), successor of Sheshonq IV. XXIII dynasty.
(relief of Osorkon II and queen Karomana I from the great red granite hall built by the king at Bubastis. British Museum)
Can we say that Biblical Issachar has a connection with the Osorkons of Libyan flavor? Answer: No. But, we cannot deny that the name Issachar greatly resembles the Egyptian name Osochor.
THE PEYOS OF THE ORTHODOX JEWS
“Do not clip your hair at the temples, nor trim the edges of your beard.”
We all know that some Orthodox Jews grow long sidelocks pretty much down to the joints of the jaw. These sidecurls are known in the Orthodox world as “PEYOS” (not all religious Jews have peyos). If you ask a Rabbi why is it that some Jews grow long sideburns, he will say that it is a commandment of the Torah (Leviticus 19:27). But, the truth is that the ‘peyos tradition’ is very old, it goes all the way back to ancient Egypt.
There were non-Egyptians in Egypt that had long sidelocks like the Hassidic Jews of New York. Who were they exactly? Hyksos? Habiru? Israelites? Jews? Answer: No. They were Libyans. It is undeniable that the first people to observe that tradition were North Africans, not Jews. When exactly did the Jews adopt that custom? We don’t know. Here are several examples:
(Libyans defeated by the Egyptian army. Notice that they all have sidelocks like the Orthodox Ashkenazi Jews. Detail from the walls of Medinet-Habu)
(foreign emissaries paying homage to pharaoh [in the times of Akhenaton]. Front row: Asiatic, African, Asiatic. 2nd row: African, Asiatic, African, and ‘Libyan’. Notice that the Libyan has long sidecurls. Unfinished wall carving from the tomb of vizier Ramose in the Theban necropolis)
(aren’t these the ‘Peyos’ used by the Chassidim?)
(on the bottom right we see two Libyans pleading for clemency at the court of Tutankhamun, notice that they have sidecurls. Scene from the western wall of the inner courtyard of the tomb of Horemheb)
(these two Libyans defeated by the Egyptians,…don’t they have the famous ‘Peyos’ of the Chassidic Jews?)
(Aren’t these the long sidecurls of the Orthodox Ashkenazi Jews? Libyans, bas-relief from the tomb of Horemheb, limestone)
It is clear that the custom of having ‘peyos’, meaning long sidecurls, is originally a Libyan custom. After all,…the name “Libya” sounds a little bit like “Levi”. Right?
DAVID AND ZUL QARNAEIN
II Samuel 12:30 says that after David besieged Ammon (modern day Jordan) he wore the crown of Milcom, god of the Ammonites. This crown weighted a talent of gold plus it contained precious stones. How is it possible that a monotheist of YHVH would wear the crown of Ammon? Didn’t the Israelites consider the god of Ammon an abomination? We may find some answers in the exotic tale of Alexander the great…
Sometime in 331 B.C.E. after blasting Tyre and Gaza, Alexander went to Libya in order to consult the oracle of Ammon. This was indeed an ancient oracle, it had been around since the times of Croesus, son of Alyattes, king of Lydia (a contemporary of Cyrus). Alexander saw Ammon as a Libyan/Egyptian version of the sky god Zeus. So, he put up with the harshness of the Libyan desert in order to reach the Siwah oasis (where the Oracle was at).
The effort paid off, he received a favorable omen (like in Dydima). When Alexander left the Lybian desert he was no longer Alexander, he was a god-king, the son of Ammon/Zeus (a demigod). Therefore, he is depicted wearing the crown of Ammon, a crown decorated with the horns of a ram. This is why many refer to Alexander as “ZUL QARNAEIN”, meaning ‘the horned one’. Doesn’t this remind us of David’s pagan crown? The crown that David wore on his head, wasn’t it the crown of the Ammonites?
(semi-divine Alexander wearing the horned crown of Ammon/Zeus)
There is more to the story. Chapter 16 of the 2nd book of Samuel mentions a character that was kind to David, his name was “ZIBA” (like Siwah, the name of the oasis visited by Alexander). The Bible says that Ziba gave David a wineskin for his men who were “FAINT IN THE WILDERNESS”. Doesn’t this remind us of a thirsty Alexander walking through the desert of Lybia? Strange indeed…!
The oracle visited by Alexander in 331 B.C.E. lay on the hill of Aghurmi in the center of the Siwah oasis. The oracle was inside a mud-brick fortress on a stone outcrop (Check II Samuel 12:31).
DAN: THE GREEK TRIBE OF ISRAEL
Everyone knows that there were twelve tribes of Israel (that is what the Bible says). The tribes emanated from the patriarch Jacob and from four matriarchs: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah. Jacob’s primary wives were Rachel and Leah, Rachel was his favorite.
Most people believe that tribe of Dan is not very significant but the truth is that it deserves special attention (we will see why!) The Torah says very clearly that Dan was the son of Bilhah, Rachel’s maidservant. If we scrutinize the tribe of Dan, we will see that throughout the Tanach this tribe is depicted as a tribe that is not very Israelite in essence. If we pay close attention and zoom into Dan we will see that they have a “GENTILE FLAVOR”. What is even more interesting is that the name “DAN” is certainly connected to ancient Greece and to Anatolia (land of the Hittites).
From a mythical perspective, we see that Dan is somehow associated with Troy. Greek tradition for example speaks about a certain “DARDANUS” (dar-Danus) who was the son of Zeus and Electra. This Dardanus is said to have built a town called Dardania. How did Dardanus end up in the area of Troy? It is said that Teucer, mythical son of Scamander of Crete, gave a piece of land to Dardanus. And who established Troy, city-state of Priam, Hector, and Paris? Cretans, Greeks, and Phrygians claim to have established it. Troy as a city-state absorbed three tribes: Dardania, Tros, and Illium. Some sources state that the grandson of Dardanus was Tros, who in turn became the father of Ilus.
So, the names Dardanus (dar-Danus) and Dardania (dar-Dania) definitely have a connection to ancient Troy. This means that the Israelite tribe of Dan has a connection to ancient Greece and to the land of the Hittites.
(around 394 B.C.E. Amyntas III, king of Macedonia, fought against a powerful Illyrian force led by Bardylis, king of the Dardanii)
Some scholars have stated or better said, “implied”, that the Israelite tribe of Dan were really Greeks (or non-Hellenes who inhabited Greek lands). Some have even gone as far as comparing them to the Phillishtines, meaning the Pelasgians of Attica who did not speak Greek:
“The Phillistines were probably one of these peoples of the sea, having established themselves in Southern Palestine after the devastations of Crete. The ‘DENYENS’, whose name appears in writings of the period, have been identified by some historians as the Danaoi, a general term for the early settlers in Greece”.
(Peoples, seas, and ships. By Zvi Herman. G.P. Putnam’s sons, New York. Pg 29)
(illustrated account of the fight of Ramsses III against the sea peoples who invaded Egypt. Here we see the Peleset [Phillishtines] captive. Recorded on the walls of Ramsses’ mortuary temple at Medinet-Habu, Thebes)
(temple of Ramsses III at Medinet Habu)
Some researchers have gone a little further identifying the “Denien people” with the Athenians. This in turn rings a bell when it comes to the Pelasgians of Attica (Attica is the original name of Athens):
‘To support the identification of “DENIEN” with Mycenaean Greeks, it was argued that Denien (Dnn) stands for Danaans (a Homeric term for archaic Greeks). Some texts, however, connect them with the Syrian coast, and others with Cyprus. I, however, lean toward identifying the “Peoples of the Isles”, the Denien, with the Athenians, since D and T in Egyptian are one and the same letter.’
(Peoples of the sea, by Immanuel Velikovsky. Doubleday and Company, Inc. Garden City, New York. Chapter III, pg 53)
(map of Athens,Greece)
There were mercenaries of “Danite flavor’ from the Mediterranean who served the Pharaohs during the XIX dynasty; these were known as the “SHARDANA” (shar-Dana). It is unclear if these people (the Shardana) were Sardinians or if they hailed from Sardis, capital of Lydia (in Western Asia Minor).
(Sardis, capital of Lydia)
The Shardana for example served pharaoh Ramsses II the Great, this is a historical fact. Then again, Pharaoh Ramsses III (the last real hero of Egypt) had to fight a federation of sea raiders , among them was a tribe called “Danuna”. It is unclear if the Danuna were Greeks or if they were a Hittite people (Armenoids) but at one point the Danunna had a city-state in Northern Syria, not too far from Cilicia (in the region of Issus).
(the Danunna settled right above Syria, a territory formerly inhabited by Hittites )
(the Shardana wore ‘horned helmets’, here we see them fighting Lybian invaders)
There is a mythical character associated with Egypt and with Argos that had a connection with Syria: ‘DANAUS’, descendant of Apophus (the Hykso king Apophis?):
“In the legends, indeed, the story of Danaus is not wholly isolated. At least in the later geneaologies he is made the nephew of Agenor, a king in Syria, and so cousin to Europa, the mother of Minos of Crete, and to Cadmus. The later is somewhat analogous to Danaus as a foreign invader and conqueror in Greece. From his home in Syria (Phoenicia) he is supposed to have come first to Samothrace and later to Boetia, where he settled at Thebes; that city in heroic legend is regularly Cadmeia, the city of Cadmus, its people Cadmeans.”
(The Cambridge Ancient History. II. Part I. the Middle East and the Aegean region. C. 1800-1380 B.C. Danaus and the Hyksos, pg 635)
So we see, the tribe of Dan definitely has a connection with ancient Greece.
KING SOLOMON AND PHARAOH AMENHOTEP III
One of the most magnificent pharaohs of all time was Amenhotep III, son of the giant Thutmoses IV. Amenhotep III did not need to be a warrior-king like Thutmoses III, he was a brilliant strategist that won battles through diplomacy. During his time Egypt was the most powerful nation in the ancient world and enjoyed good relations with other major powers, pharaoh Amenhotep III ruled supreme. The great Nubmaatra is also remembered for his ambitious building projects and for his many wives. Overall, pharaoh Amenhotep III ruled for approximately 45 years, he was buried in tomb KV 22 in the famous Valley of the Kings, Thebes.
(Amenhotep III [1386-1349], son of Thutmoses IV and queen Mutemwiya. Here we see the pharaoh accompanied by his mother)
Some researchers have compared ‘the fierced eyed lion’ with the Biblical king Solomon. If we examine the lives of Amenhotep III and Solomon we will indeed see that they share similarities. In fact, Amenhotep III and Solomon seem to be a reflection of each other. This is what connects them:
A GOLDEN AGE:
During the rule of Amenhotep III Egypt had great wealth, prosperity, unparalleled security, balance, and ultimately peace. All this greatness came not from military endeavors but from international trade and tactful strategies: Solomon brought wealth, prosperity, and luxury to Israel and Judah. His reign was characterized by ‘PEACE’. The name Solomon (Shlomoh) literally means “PEACEFUL ONE” or “THE ONE WHO BRINGS PEACE”.
Pharaoh Amenhotep III was a prolific builder who completed many monumental projects. He reconstructed and remodeled temples and subsidiary buildings: King Solomon was also involved in mega-projects. He built a majestic temple for his God YHVH (a house for the Lord) that took seven years to build, he built walls around Jerusalem, and he erected a palace for himself.
TIME ON THE THRONE:
Amenhotep III ruled more or less for 39 years, he must have been around 45 when he died. As we mentioned before, he is buried in the Valley of the kings, in Thebes: The 1st Book of Kings says that overall Solomon reigned in Jerusalem (over all Israel) for 40 years. Both Amenhotep III and Solomon ruled for the same length of time more or less.
Amenhotep III had a large-and ever-increasing number of ladies in his harem though he had a primary Egyptian wife named Ti’y (daughter of a noble named Yuya). Some of his wives were foreign princesses, the outcome of diplomatic marriages. It is said that Amenhotep III had many, many wives: The Bible says that king Solomon loved many foreign women besides the daughter of pharaoh (even though it was forbidden for the Israelites to intermarry). It is said that he had 700 wives and 300 concubines.
(Amenhotep III and Hathor, goddess of love)
So, can we say that Amenhotep III and Solomon are one and the same? Answer: No. But, they are very, very similar. One is an Egyptian and the other one is an Israelite but they are pretty much identical.
(Abba Solomon Meir Eban, Israeli diplomat & politician [born in Africa]. In his book HERITAGE: civilization and the Jews Mr Eban insinuates that Amenhotep III had a strong connection with the Hebrews. A hint? He could never say openly that the historical Solomon was a dark skinned Pharaoh named Amenhotep III. Heritage: civilization & the Jews, Summit Books/New York. Pg 2)
KING SOLOMON AND THE TWO LADIES
The 1st Book of Kings says that two women thirsting for justice stood before Solomon. The women lived in the same house and gave birth on the same date. Each one gave birth to a son but one of the children died at night. The mother of the dead child tricked the other woman as she secretly exchanged the children. All of the sudden the mother of the living child woke up and discovered that the child by her bossom was not her son. Both of the ladies appeared before Solomon demanding justice. Solomon was a man of discerning spirit; he made everyone believe that he was going to cut the child in two with a sword. This is what happened next:
The woman whose son it was, in the anguish she felt for it, said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living child-please do not kill it! The other, however, said, “It shall be neither mine nor yours. Divide it!” The king then answered, “Give the first one the living child! By no means kill it, for she is the mother.”
(I Kings 3:26-27)
(the mother of the child pleads before king Solomon. Illustration by the French genius Gustav Dore)
This moving Biblical tale is a throwback to the times of pharaoh Amenhotep III. Amenhotep, son of Thutmoses IV and Mutemwia, had five royal titles. One of those royal titles was his “TWO LADIES NAME”. His Two Ladies name was “SEMEN-HEPU SEGEREH-TAWY”, meaning ‘He who establishes laws and pacifies the two lands’.
And who exactly were these two ladies? The epithet of the “two ladies” refers to the vulture goddess ‘NEKHBET’ and to the cobra goddess ‘WADJET’ (counterpart of Nekhbet). Nekhbet was known as the mistress of upper Egypt, she was a sky goddess connected to the sun gods ‘Amen-Ra’ and ‘Ra-Horakhty’. Nekhbet and Wadjet were responsible for the well-being of pharaoh.
(the vulture goddess Nekhbet wearing the white crown of upper Egypt)
(diadem of pharaoh Tutankhamun depicting Nekhbet and Wadjet)
(Nekhbet and Wadjet install pharaoh Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II as ruler of two lands)
One of the first temples built by Amenhotep III was the temple of Nekhbet at el-Kab at the mouth of one of the valleys leading to the eastern desert (upper Egypt). So,…
• Can we say that the two ladies who appeared before Solomon are symbols for Nekhbet and Wadjet? Answer: No.
• Can we say that the two ladies who appeared before Solomon have something to do with one of the royal titles of pharaoh Amenhotep III? Those two women, do they have something to do with the Two Ladies name “SEMEN-HEPU SEGEREH-TAWY”? Answer: No.
• Can we say that the mother of the living child is equivalent to the protective vulture goddess Nekhbet? The woman who wanted the child dead, can we say that she is equivalent to the cobra goddess Wadjet? Answer: No.
Amenhotep III is not Solomon and Solomon is not Amenhotep III but, they are pretty much a reflection of each other.
THE FIVE ROYAL NAMES OF PHARAOH AMENHOTEP III:
• BIRTH NAME: Amen-hotep heka-Waset (Amenhotep, ruler of Thebes).
• THRONE NAME: Neb-maat-Ra (Ra, the lord of truth).
• HORUS NAME: Ka-nakht kha-em-ma’at (strong bull, appearing in truth).
• GOLDEN HORUS NAME: Aa-Khepesh hu-Setiu (great of strength, smiter of the Asiatics).
• TWO LADIES NAME: “SEMEN-HEPU SEGEREH-TAWY” = He who establishes laws and pacifies the Two lands.
(detail from a relief of Amenhotep III, tomb of Khaemhat. Agyptisches Museum, Berlin)
KING SOLOMON AND HIS BELOVED EGYPTIAN WIFE
“With royal power firmly in his grasp, Solomon allied himself by marriage with pharaoh, king of Egypt. The daughter of pharaoh, whom he married, he brought to the city of David, until he should finish building his palace, and the Temple of the Lord, and the wall around Jerusalem”.
(I Kings 3:1)
The prolific builder known as Solomon managed to marry the daughter of the king of Egypt. How could this be possible if the pharaohs never gave their daughters in marriage to non-Egyptians? The kings of Egypt for example didn’t mind marrying princesses from Mitanni (Naharin) or from Karaduniyash (Babylon). But, they would never-ever give away their daughters in marriage to foreigners. Basically, this means that Solomon had to be an Egyptian in order to marry the daughter of pharaoh.
As we already know, pharaoh Amenhotep III had a large harem. He married foreign princesses like Kiluhepa and Taduhepa, both from Mitanni. Yet, Amenhotep’s main wife was an Egyptian woman named Ty’I, the daughter of a noble from Akhmin named Yuya and the daughter of a woman named Tuya.
From a symbolic perspective, Amenhotep III married the daughter of a “PHARAOH” since Yuya was a hereditary noble, a mayor, a seal-bearer of the king, plus he also served in the priesthood. Yuya, noble of Akhmin (Middle Egypt), was promoted to high office as the 2nd prophet of Amun at the Karnak temple. So yes, pharaoh Amenhotep III married the daughter of a “NOBLE”, a man of high social status.
(Yuya’s face represented on his inner coffin)
Chapter 7 of the 1st Book of Kings says that Solomon built a palace for pharaoh’s daughter, whom he had married (I Kings 7:8). In the 11th year of Amenhotep III’s reign, right after marrying the Mitannian princess Kiluhepa, Amenhotep III constructed “A LAKE” for his primary wife (queen Ty’i). It is said that this lake was built in the town of Djaruka (Akhmin?). Its length was 3,700 cubits and its width was 700 cubits. Pharaoh Amenhotep was pretty much saying that even though he had just married a foreign princess his primary wife was queen Ty’I (an Egyptian woman). Tyi’s supreme position as queen could not be challenged by any other princesses.
(stele of Amenhotep III with queen Ty’i)
(queen Ty’i with a headdress)
Finally, the 1st Book of Kings states that pharaoh conquered Gezer, a region in Syria-Palestine. It is said that he gave it to his daughter, meaning to Solomon’s wife, as a dowry (I Kings 9:16). This refers to pharaoh Thutmoses IV, progenitor of Amenhotep III. Thutmoses IV began pacifying his empire by launching an attack on Gezer and on Naharin. Right after Thutmoses IV died, Amenhotep III married a young Egyptian girl named Ty’I, the woman destined to be his primary wife. Since Amenhotep III married her right after burying his father, the 1st Book of Kings makes a connection between pharaoh (Thutmoses IV) and ‘Solomon’s wife’ (ty’i).
SOLOMON AND THE FAMOUS QUEEN OF SHEBA
Chapter 10th of the 1st Book of Kings says that a great queen traveled from a distant land to Jerusalem in order to meet with Solomon, king of Judah and Israel. She was known as the queen of Sheba. Based on what the Scriptures say, she wanted to witness Solomon’s wisdom. Sheba and Solomon got along pretty well, she gave Solomon many gifts (gold, spices, & precious stones) plus, Solomon gave her presents as well. The queen of Sheba was very pleased with the wise king of Israel. She returned to her country.
Who exactly was the queen of Sheba? What was her nationality? Why did she gravitate towards Solomon? We don’t have an answer for these questions but, some researchers believe that Sheba was a queen from Yemen. There are people who believe that she was an Egyptian like queen Ty’i. Then again, nobody knows for sure who she was or where she came from.
One thing is certain: she “LEFT” her country, arrived in Jerusalem, and then she “RETURNED” to her homeland. In other words, the queen of Sheba was not like the foreign princesses that married Amenhotep III. For example, the Mitannian princesses Kiluhepa and Taduhepa left the Syrian state of Mitanni and arrived in Egypt. They never returned to their ancestral homeland, they remained in Egypt.
Again: who is this glorious queen that left her country, arrived in Jerusalem, and then returned to her homeland? In the year 1356 B.C.E. Tushratta, king of Mitanni (son of Shuttarna II), despatched to Egypt a statue of ‘Sausga’ (Ishtar), goddess of love. He sent this sacred statue to Amenhotep III in order to mark Amenhotep III’s marriage with princess Taduhepa. In other words, the goddess of fertility was there in order to bless the union between Egypt and Mitanni. The goddess Ishtar was greatly honored in Egypt, afterwards she was returned to Mitanni.
(this 8th-century B.C.E. Babylonian relief shows Ishtar riding in the back of a lion)
Could it be possible that Sheba is an allegory to Ishtar? We don’t know for sure but, one thing we do know: Sheba “LEFT” her country and “RETURNED” to it. The statue of Sausga “LEFT” Mitanni and was “RETURNED” to Mitanni.
WAS SOLOMON A CAUCASIAN MAN?
When people think of king Solomon, what do they think about? Answer: They think of a Caucasian man with blue eyes, pale skin, and blondish hair. Why do people have this perception? Answer: the ‘POWERS THAT BE’ have programmed us to believe such things. The film industry for example has sold us a 100% Caucasian Solomon.
(scene from the movie ‘Solomon and Sheba’, directed by King Vidor. 1959)
(scene from the 1997 film “Solomon”, directed by Roger Young. When a person watches this film, he is under the impression that Solomon looked Caucasian like an Ashkenazi Jew)
And what does the Bible say about Solomon’s ethnicity? Anything at all? The book “Song of songs”, which was written by ‘Kohelet’ (Solomon), sheds light into this subject. In chapter 1 of Song of songs Kohelet describes himself as “DARK BUT LOVELY”, like the tents of “KEDAR” (Song of songs 1:5). Basically, king Solomon is telling us that he has a dark complexion plus he connects himself with the Syrian region of Kedar; Kedar suggests blackness (it is said that the tents of Kedar were often made of black goat hair). As if this was not enough, in Song of songs 1:6 Solomon declares that he is swarthy, meaning dark-skinned. The Bible is telling us that Solomon, king of Judah and Israel, was a man of color like pharaoh Amenhotep III.
(Amenhotep III, detail from his tomb in the west valley, Thebes)
It is more than obvious that Amenhotep III was a dark-skinned man of African features. Amenhotep III and Solomon, don’t they share many, many similarities? Aren’t they pretty much a reflection of each other? They even belong to the same ethnic group!!!
So yes, based on what the Bible says, Solomon was a man of color like pharaoh Amenhotep III; Solomon did not look like an Ashkenazi Jew.
THE AWE-INSPIRING TEMPLE OF KING SOLOMON
It is more than obvious that the closest thing there is to a historical Solomon is pharaoh Amenhotep III. One could pretty much say that the prolific builder known as Amenhotep III is indeed Solomon.
(Amenhotep III accompanied by the Egyptian god Sebek)
The Bible says that Solomon, son of David, built a spectacular Temple “for the Lord”, meaning for YHVH. This Temple is of course the one that was destroyed by Nabuchadnezzar II (contemporary of pharaoh Neco II). Based on what the scriptures say, the noble sanctuary blasted by Nabuchadnezzar was located in Jerusalem, on Mount Moriah. For some reason the 1st Book of Kings fails to associate Solomon’s Temple with Jerusalem.
(Nabuchadnezzar is said to have made four campaigns against Jerusalem: the first one was in 598 B.C.E, the second in 597 B.C.E, the third on 586 B.C.E, and a fourth one on 582 B.C.E.)
In the times of Amenhotep III Jerusalem was not a significant city-state, certainly not a Metropolis. Gaza, not Jerusalem, was the most important city-state of Syria-Palestine in the days of Amenhotep III. Pharaoh Amenhotep III maintained a firm grip over his Asiatic vassal states. In his time, Syria-Palestine was divided into three administrative regions and each one had an Egyptian overseer:
• GAZA: Gaza was responsible for Canaan, meaning Palestine and the Phoenician coast up to Beirut.
• KUMIDU: Kumidu is a location in Phoenicia (Lebanon). Kumidu was responsible for Apu (Aleppo?) and for Damascus.
• SIMURRU: the name Simurru sounds like “Samaria”. Simurru was responsible for Amurru, its domain extended as far as Ugarit.
So yes, Amenhotep III knew who Ribb-Adda of Byblos was,…he knew who Abdi-Ashirta of Amurru was but, what about Jerusalem? Jerusalem was not a significant city-state in the times of pharaoh Amenhotep III.
(it is said that in the times of Amenhotep IV there was a ruler in Jerusalem named Abdi-Khepa, he was of course a vassal of pharaoh. Relief depicting pharaoh Akhenaton, Cairo Museum)
This should not surprise us,… when Alexander III the Great was busy conquering Asia, he paid attention to Phoenicia (Tyre), to Samaria, and to Gaza. Apparently, Alexander didn’t see anything impressive in Jerusalem.
Some politically incorrect scholars (renegades who thirst for “Truth”) believe that the phenomenon known as ‘THE 1ST TEMPLE’ is actually the fortified city of Tyre subjugated by Alexander III of Macedon (a European Nabuchadnezzar?). What about the Temple destroyed by Titus Vespasianus in 70 A.D.? Some believe that this Temple was erected sometime after the death of Alexander in 323 B.C.E. In other words: we have been programmed to believe what the Rabbis want us to believe. Let us not forget that the Tanach “IS NOT” a history book.
GIDEON AND LEONIDAS
“Arius, king of the Spartans, sends greetings to Onias the high priest. A document has been found stating that the Spartans and the Jews are brothers; both nations descended from Abraham. Now that we have learned this, kindly write to us about your welfare. We, on our part, are informing you that your cattle and your possessions are ours, and ours are yours. We have, therefore, given orders that you should be told of this.”
(I Maccabees 12:20-23)
The Book of Judges speaks about a brave Israelite who gathered a small army in order to fight the heterogeneous troops of Midian. This Israelite went by the name ‘Gideon’ (he was also known as Jerubaal), he was the son of Joash and he was from the tribe of Manasseh.
With only 300 soldiers, Gideon defeated the hordes of Midian. The Midianites, the Amalekites, all of the Kedemites,…they were as numerous as locusts, their camels could not be counted for they were as many as the sand of the seashore. Not only did Gideon defeat Midian, he also managed to capture two of their princes and two of their kings as well. Gideon was the savior that the Lord sent in order to deliver Israel from Midian.
(Gideon purging his army. Artwork by the German artist Christian Eduard Boettcher. 1818-1889)
The heroic tale of Gideon might remind us of something that took place in Thermopylae (ancient Greece), in 480 B.C.E. In those days the freedom loving Greeks were threatened by the multitudinous army of king Xerxes of Persia (son of Darius I). A Spartan king named Leonidas arose with 300 Spartans; they faced the troops of Xerxes in Thermopylae and fought them to the death. Leonidas and his men, they died as martyrs. Many Persians fell too, including two sons of Darius and two brothers of Xerxes. Three hundred war-hardened Lakedaimonoi annihilated 20,000 Persians! The battle of the ‘Hot Gates’ (Thermopylae) was not only a turning-point in Greek history,… it was a turning-point in world history!!!
(bust of the great Spartan king Leonidas)
The story of Gideon and his 300 selected soldiers is a reflection of the story of Leonidas and his 300 lions. Gideon fought against the hordes of Midian and Leonidas fought against the vast army of Xerxes. Gideon captured two princes of Midian and the Spartans killed two of the sons of Darius. Gideon captured two kings of Midian and Leonidas killed two of the brothers of Xerxes. Gideon and Leonidas, they are a reflection of each other which means that the tale of Gideon is a Spartan tale.
(map of Sparta)
Let us scrutinize the Biblical story of Gideon and compare it with the story of Leonidas:
• Israel was threatened by the numerous army of Midian: the freedom loving Greeks were threatened by the vast hordes of Xerxes, son of Darius I.
• An Israelite named Gideon (from the tribe of Manasseh) decides to make a stand against Midian: Leonidas, king of Sparta, son of Anaxandridas II, arises and makes a defining stand for freedom. Leonidas is determined to sacrifice his life in the holy name of Sparta.
• The Lord commands Gideon to purge his troops. Gideon sends away those who are fearful (22,000), 10,000 remain. Once again, the Lord commands Gideon to purge his troops so Gideon sends away those who kneel in order to drink from the water. Gideon is left with only 300 men: When Leonidas was marching towards Thermopylae he had the support of many Greeks but in the end all that remained was his 300 war-gods of Doric origin (plus the Thespians). Each one of those Spartans had a living son.
• Gideon’s army crushes the apparently invincible Midiantes: Leonidas’ men kill approximately 20,000 Persians. Leonidas and his elite suicide-squad die as martyrs. They died but they live forever in the hearts of all Greeks.
• Gideon fought against the forces of Midian. Could it be possible that “Midian” is really a reference to the “Medes” who were related to the Persians? Some referred to the Persians as ‘the Mede’. The capital of Media was in Ecbatana (Hamadan), in Northern Iran.
• Gideon captured two princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeev. Oreb and Zeev are killed and beheaded: the 300 lions of Sparta managed to kill two sons of Darius (Abrokomes & Hyperanthes). They were born to Darius by Phratagoune, daughter of Artanes (brother of Darius).
• Gideon also captured the two kings of Midian, Zeba and Zalmuna. Gideon severed them both: two brothers of Xerxes fell while the Spartans and the Persians were fighting over the corpse of Leonidas.
(the Midianites mentioned in the Book of Judges are really the “Medes”. Median guard, Persepolis, 6th-5th centuries B.C.)
It is more than obvious that the story of Gideon is really the story of Leonidas in ‘Jewish wrapping’.
(the 300 Lakedaimonoi died as martyrs in Thermopylae in late August 480 B.C.E. They live forever. There must be a logical reason why on Mount Oeta, not far to the west of Thermopylae, the demigod Herakles met his end on earth. Leonidas, son of Anaxandridas, was descended from Herakles)
ISRAEL, SPARTA, AND THE RAVINE OF THE ACCURSED
The Book of Leviticus makes mention of a fascinating Jewish ritual associated with the expiation of sins. Based on what the Bible says, on the day of Atonement the high priest Aharon sets two male goats before the Lord YHVH at the entrance of the meeting tent. The goat determined by lot ‘for the Lord’ is offered as a sin offering. The one determined by lot for Azazael is set alive before the Lord so that with it he might make atonement by sending it off to Azazael in the desert:
“When he has completed the atonement rite for the sanctuary, the meeting tent and the altar, Aharon shall bring forward the live goat. Laying both hands on its head, he shall confess over it all the sinful faults and transgressions of the Israelites, and so put them on the goat’s head. He shall then have it led to the desert by an attendant. Since the goat is to carry off their iniquities to an isolated region, it must be sent away into the desert.”
The word ‘Azazel’ refers to a “powerful”, strong cliff. Basically, the goat that carries off the iniquities of the Israelites is thrown off a cliff to a dark-somber place in the desert.
(the scapegoat, painting by the British artist William Holman Hunt. 1827-1910)
This highly interesting Jewish ritual of the “Azazel goat” shares similarities with a purification ritual practiced in militaristic Sparta. The Lakedaimonians were concerned with the reproduction of their citizen population, they cared about quantity but they also cared about quality. They believed in eugenics.
Newborn infants were given to the elders, to the authorities. They were dunked into a bath of undiluted wine in order to see their reaction. If the infants failed the test, they would die. They would be taken to a place called cryptically ‘the deposits’ and hurled to their certain deaths into a chasm. Those infants unluckily born with some obvious physical deformity or disability would share the same fate. Some scholars believe that this ‘grim ravine of the unfit’ was located somewhere on the Taygetus mountains.