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21. The Shrine of Baal-Zephon [Aeon Journal $]
... Let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto Yahweh Elohim." (6) This request to journey three days' distance into the wilderness in order to pay homage to their tribal god would not, of itself, have been unusual. This form of ritual, known to us today as a pilgrimage, has its roots in deepest antiquity. Such religious expeditions to sacred places were practiced by various ancient races which included not only the Israelites (or Jews) but the Egyptians themselves. (7) The Pharaoh of Egypt would have been quite familiar with the rite and would not, under normal circumstances, have seen anything strange in Moses' request. Since the Israelites formed a foreign contingent in Egypt, and more so since they were actually held in bondage, Pharaoh's permission would have been required. There is therefore nothing unlikely about his repeated meetings with Moses. As king of Egypt, Pharaoh would have given audiences to various potentates on an almost daily basis. Moses, having been accepted by ...
22. Chapter II: The Events [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... obvious for the Red Sea. However, it was renamed and probably received its new name at a time when it did have a red tint Other places were, at the time of these events, renamed "Red" also, such as Edom (red), Erythrea (erythraios-red in Greek), and Haemus. The fish did not fare any better in this pre-industrial pollution. The fish died, decomposed and smelled just as today. "And the river stank", said the Israelites. 4 "And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river." 5 The Egyptians agreed with the Israelites when they wrote: "Men shrink from tasting; human beings thirst after water," and "That is our water! That is our happiness! What shall we do in respect thereof? All is ruin." 6 Other problems one would expect from not having clean water for man and beast were also reported. Skin sores were prevalent because there was no ...
... after one sidereal period. The time between successive conjunctions of a planet with the Sun, as seen from the Earth, is called a synodic period. Thus, 1/P- 1/E- 1/S= 0, Eq.(1) where P is the sidereal period of the planet, E is the sidereal period of the Earth and S is the planets synodic period.[2 Equation (1) may be referred to as a synodic equation and it is an equation comprised of unit fractions. Egyptians were extensively manipulators of unit fractions, fractions which solely possessed a unit numerator, or if not, possessed methods or tables that reduced nonunitary fractions to sets of unit fractions.[3 Babylonians used fractions which did not necessarily possess a unit numerator and they also had a reciprocal table.[4 Josephus has it that Abraham during his travels to Egypt as is recorded in Genesis brought to Egypt the mathematics of Babylon.[5 Fibonacci numbers Additive series sometimes known as Fibonacci numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 ...
24. Chapter II. The First Glimpses of Egyptian Astronomy [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... Chapter II The First Glimpses of Egyptian Astronomy The Rosetta Stone. (In the British Museum.) IN the general survey, which occupied the preceding chapter, of the records left by the most ancient peoples, it was shown that Egypt, if we consider her monuments, came first in the order of time. I have next to show that in the earliest monuments we have evidences of the existence and utilisation of astronomical knowledge. It is impossible to approach such a subject as the astronomy of the ancient Egyptians without being struck with surprise that any knowledge is available to help us in our inquiries. A century ago, the man to whom we owe more than to all others in this matter; the man who read the riddle of those strange hieroglyphs, which, after having been buried in oblivion for nearly two thousand years, were then again occupying the learned, was not yet born. I refer to Champollion, who was born in 1790 and died in the prime of his manhood and in the midst of his work, in 1832. ...
25. Velikovsky's 360 days/year calendar [SIS Internet Digest $]
... counted past dates using a 360-day year. Any number of cultures considered the 5 day period at the end of a year to be unlucky and gave them special treatment, the Maya were no different. They had a number of different lengths of years for different ceremonial purposes. The 360 day year was no more significant than any other ceremonial year. From: Joe Canepa, email@example.com Date: 22 Apr 1996 05:19:30 GMT After the original post about the 360 day calender, several scholars commented about the Egyptians and Mayans used two calendars. These scholars however may not have looked carefully at the original post or at Velikovsky. Velikovsky listed not only the 360 day calendars of the Egyptians and the Mayans, but also those used in India, Persia Babylon, Assyria, Israel, Greece and Rome. (see chapter 10 Worlds in Collision). Surely Velikovsky's argument that 9 different cultures had at one time a 360 day calender should be taken seriously by the scholar. Argument that two of the cultures had an oddity of two concurrent ...
26. The Seven-Day War [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... New York Post SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1948 The Seven-Day War The Egyptians are Weak with the Sword but Strong with Their Mouths By OBSERVER In the seven days of fighting between the southern army of Israel and the Royal Army of Egypt, the Egyptian troops have taken a beating on hip and thigh. The Israel have smashed the army of Farouk along the entire front, cut off the troops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem from every line of communication with Egypt, captured Beersheba and other strongholds, and slashed to ribbons the royal army on the coast. On Oct. 21 the New York Times correspondent radioed that there were ? signs of panic in the positions still held by the Egyptians.? ? The Israel army fought on with increasing success... The Egyptian troops remaining in the Negev were in a bad way, and the fall of Beersheba threatened those about Jerusalem with a similar fate.? On the same day and on the same page of the New York Times the Cairo correspondent quoted an official source of the Egyptian government as declaring that ? ...
27. The Pyramids: an enigma solved [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... which has been fuelled by many problems. Given the hardness of the stone and the lack of iron or bronze in the Egyptian Old Kingdom, how were the massive blocks (and statues and coffins) cut with such precision and with no visible tool marks? How were such massive blocks transported and raised, especially in only a few decades? Other problems abound. As Davidovits points out, none of the various explanations that are proffered resolve all the problems in a believable manner, leading even to far-fetched suggestions that extra-terrestrials aided the Egyptians. Davidovits provides an answer that is at once elegant and simple- the pyramid stones were not hewn and sculptured. They are, instead, a form of cement, known as geopolymers, that has only been reinvented in the last few decades. The massive blocks were formed in situ, thus eliminating the need to hoist massive stones to great heights. As pointed out by Davidovits, the Romans produced cements far superior to any available until the invention of Portland cement in 1824. He believes the Romans acquired this knowledge from ...
28. Chapter XV: Temples Directed to the Stars [Dawn of Astronomy (Book)] [Books]
... Chapter XV Temples Directed to the Stars I HAVE now to pass from the circumpolar stars to those which both rise and set. The difference between the two groups-- those that do not rise and set and those which do-- was fully recognised by the Egyptians, and many references are made to the fact in the inscriptions. Ground Plan of Edfû In a previous chapter I have given reasons to show that some of the earliest solar temples in Egypt were not oriented to the solstice. The temple of Amen-Ra at Karnak, however, and others elsewhere were built in such a manner that at sunset at the summer solstice-- that is, on the longest day in the year-- the sunlight entered the temple and penetrated along the axis to the sanctuary. I also pointed out that a temple oriented in this manner truly to a solstice was a scientific instrument of very high precision, as by it the length of the year could be determined with the greatest possible accuracy, provided only that the observations were continued through a sufficient period ...
29. Rift in the Arab Front [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... for Abdullah, which means for them. So they supplied him with officers, money, ammunition and even spies. The ex-Mufti planned that Abdullah should conquer the country for him. His own ? Army of Liberation ? under Kaukaji proved to be good only on the run. Egypt is not at all interested in increasing the British sphere on its border; for many years the entire policy of Egypt has been directed toward getting rid of the British, in Egypt proper, in the Sudan, in the Suez Canal zone. The Egyptians think that if the British should dominate Egypt from the Negev, they would never leave the Suez Canal zone or the Sudan. Egypt would therefore like to have southern Palestine for itself. Opposition to Zionism is artificially intensified; the Egyptians make war against Israel but they regard the British as their real enemy and Abdullah as a British stooge. Said one of the Egyptian delegates at the Paris Conference, quoted by the United Press correspondent in his dispatch of October 2: ? Britain is now considered the Arabs ? number one enemy ...
30. The Hittites in Israel [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... Hittites in Israel Martin Sieff The Book of Kings contains the following account of the end of the seige of Samaria by the Syrian army during the troubled reign of Jehoram, son of Ahab, king of Israel: For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, "Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us." Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life (2 Kings 7:6-7). Velikovsky comments, in the light of his Revised Chronology: "We know that the fear of the Syrians at the walls of Samaria was not groundless. The king of Israel really negotiated for the departure of archers from Egypt."(1) Hittite inscription from ...
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