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... (Dec 1994) Home¦ Issue Contents The Stratigraphical Chronology of Ancient Israel Gunnar Heinsohn I. Ancient Israel Debunked? he fundamentalistically computed biblical dates for the major events in the history of ancient Israel cannot be convincingly synchronized with the stratigraphical sequence of the land's archaeological sites. This want of harmony between biblical chronology and archaeological stratigraphy is mainly due to the excavators ... failed to make sense of the biblical events when they took their pious dates and tried to accommodate them in their stratigraphies. Hence, it became ever more fashionable to discard the historical information contained in the biblical legends. Scholars from Israel and the rest of the world try to convince their bewildered audiences that whatever passage in the Bible appeared to allude to history ... : The Stratigraphy of Armageddon," in M.B. Zysman& C. Whelton, Catastrophism 2000 (Toronto, 1990), pp. 238 ff. 59. Herodotus, Histories I:105. 60. Cf. in detail, G. Heinsohn, "Hirsche aus Beth Shean oder gibt es wirklich keine Skythenschichten in Scythopolis?" Vorzeit-Frhzeit-Gegenwart III: ...
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... to find fault with ancient chronology as long as you accept the myth of "dark ages" and "huge gaps" in stratigraphical continuity. Heinsohn points out that the physical history of the ancient world shows the Greek historians were essentially right: archaeology sites show that there are four main settlement periods between Alexander and the Stone Age. Calling these periods by ... different sites resulted in an inflated chronology that-- mirabile dictu-- just happens to correspond with Biblical dating. This inflated chronology began when Bible dates were applied to Greek historical periods, resulting in dark ages and phantom empires (i.e. the Chaldeans were dated to the -3rd millennium and called "Chaldeans"). George Bass is a brilliant scholar ... as you accept the myth of "dark ages" and "huge gaps" in stratigraphical continuity. Heinsohn points out that the physical history of the ancient world shows the Greek historians were essentially right: archaeology sites show that there are four main settlement periods between Alexander and the Stone Age. Calling these periods by different names in different sites resulted in an ...
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103. On The Symposium Trail [Pensee]
... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 5: (Winter 1974-75) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered X" Home¦ Issue Contents On The Symposium Trail Duquesne History Forum Philosophy of Science Association The "Year of Velikovsky" has finally wound down to its conclusion, with the convening of the last two of the year's five scholarly symposia dealing with his work. ... System" (McMaster University); and "Velikovsky's Reconstruction of Ancient History." (Duquesne History Forum). This last, held at one of the nation's most prestigious historical conferences, was an especially noteworthy achievement. Here for the first time at a scholarly gathering Velikovsky's opus magnum, Ages in Chaos, came under discussion by trained ancient historians. ... in Chaos --though little beyond what may be gleaned from already published articles and charts. His primary contention, repeatedly emphasized, was that the conventional chronology has the Israelite and Egyptian histories existing side by side for many centuries during which there are virtually no well-attested interconnections between the two. Even the date of the Exodus --an event involving both histories --has never been ...
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104. Velikovsky and Oedipus [Aeon Journal $]
... a project on Freud's heroes: Moses, Oedipus, and Akhnaton. (1) As a direct result of this research Velikovsky was led to revolutionary new insights concerning the recent history of our solar system, as well as a reconstruction and synchronisation of the ancient histories of the Near East. What is less well known is that Velikovsky's inspiration for this study ... from his indignation over Freud's treatment of Moses in Moses and Monotheism. Velikovsky published Oedipus and Akhnaton in 1960, his fourth book, and the second work in a series of historical reconstructions. Despite the pivotal role which Oedipus and Akhnaton plays in Velikovsky's overall reconstruction, not to mention its historical significance with regard to the author's intellectual development, it is surprising ... As a direct result of this research Velikovsky was led to revolutionary new insights concerning the recent history of our solar system, as well as a reconstruction and synchronisation of the ancient histories of the Near East. What is less well known is that Velikovsky's inspiration for this study came, at least in part, from his indignation over Freud's treatment of Moses in ...
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... From: Pensée Vol. 4 No 3: (Summer 1974) "Immanuel Velikovsky Reconsidered VIII" Home¦ Issue Contents "VELIKOVSKY AND THE RECENT HISTORY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM" Report on the symposium Compendium, Review "Some people will come here with questions. Don't bring every question to me. Decide it among yourselves. And those of you ... "constant" really constant? (Most likely not, according to Dr. John Lynde Anderson.) Could planetary orbits have reversed their order of distance from the Sun in historical times? (Yes, if you are listening to Prof. Robert W. Bass, celestial mechanician.) Do the megalithic monuments in the United Kingdom bespeak catastrophes or uniformitarianism ... of an interdisciplinary approach is everywhere applauded today, it is not at all clear how such an approach may be successfully executed. Certainly not by entrusting discussions on celestial mechanics to historians, or the analysis of myth to physicists. Nor simply by scheduling separate sessions for physicists, mathematicians, historians, and mythologists, all at the same symposium. The young ...
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... presented to Dr Velikovsky by the Center for Velikovskian and Interdisciplinary Studies, Glassboro, N.J., on December 5th, 1975 and edited by Robert H. Hewsen, Professor of History at Glassboro State College. The subheadings were added by the editor, who wishes to express his thanks to Malcolm Lowery for the valuable assistance he gave in the preparation of the ... , was "astronomically fixed" as from May 3, 1501 to March 17, 1447 BC (11). Needless to say, such a chronology is rather far from historical reality. Winlock characterised the situation rather bitingly: "The ancient Egyptians, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period, have not left a single trace of such a fixed ... revised chronology" may be welcome (8). To the great disappointment of the Egyptologists, history books of the kind preserved in the Old Testament or those composed by Greek historians have never been found among the countless documents discovered in Egypt. "What is proudly advertised as Egyptian history is merely a collection of rags and tatters," complains the eminent ...
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... sciences'. This monarchical rule by astronomy is not restricted to the so-called 'natural sciences', but extends also to such departments of knowledge as folk lore, linguistics, art history, Egyptology, psychoanalysis, and even philosophy. (All of these, for purposes of this paper, will arbitrarily be called 'sciences', since they are included in the ... Velikovsky and most of the astronomers: namely, whether catastrophic events caused such planets as Earth, Venus, and Mars to be thrown onto their present orbits as recently as within historical times. If you know that there were no such events, then retro calculation may be one way to determine the approximate positions of the planets at some point in time. ... one group against another. Often these groups are nationalistic (2) (such as when the Germans claim that Copernicus was German rather than Polish; or when the English write histories of science crediting Harvey with the discovery of the circulation of the blood and ignoring the prior work of da Vinci, Columbo, and Cesalpino-- or stressing the role of ...
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... : "To abandon 1786 bc as the year when Dynasty XII ended would be to cast adrift from our only firm anchor, a course that would have serious consequences for the history, not of Egypt alone, but of the entire Middle East." [1 And yet, the heliacal rising of Sirius that occurred on or about a certain specific date ... : Deerfield Beach, Florida 1999) Reviewed by Frederic Jueneman This book isn't for everyone, as it heavily concentrates on the minutiae of calendrical detail that perhaps only a mathematician or historical specialist in such matters could fully appreciate or even conditionally respect. It is, without doubt, a superbly scholarly book. But what a hoot! I don't believe that I've ... than Berossos' extraordinary flights of royal profusion with reigns extending into thousands of years.) At any rate, the Sothic period has become the meter-stick par excellence for our contemporary historians to measure Egyptian regnal history into the dim and distant past, and the more times it was applied the more ancient the civilizations became, until ultimately we encounter an eldritch prehistory ...
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... . According to the story of Manetho, he was placed with a "friend" of the pharaoh at the age of five, and no mention is made of his subsequent history. One wonders if the pharaoh who bore the name of Ptah might not have entrusted his son to the priests of Ptah in such a time of peril. In such a ... simply because it is an anti-Semitic polemic, historians were left trying to squeeze Amenmesse's 4 years and Siptah's 6 years in between Seti II and Setnakht. It is true that Egyptian historical claims are not to be trusted; for example, Herodotus was given a version of the XXVIth Dynasty that failed to mention such "minor" details as that Psammetich was a ... ; but bafflement over Sennacherib's dating put Tirhaka much too late, forcing the postponement of Shabaka. In addition, by ignoring Manetho's testimony simply because it is an anti-Semitic polemic, historians were left trying to squeeze Amenmesse's 4 years and Siptah's 6 years in between Seti II and Setnakht. It is true that Egyptian historical claims are not to be trusted; for ...
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... to Akhnaton" Home¦ Issue Contents A Chronology for the Eighteenth Dynasty Geoffrey Gammon Copyright (c) 1977 G. J. Gammon Geoffrey Gammon has an Honours B.A. in History from London University and is currents studying for a Diploma in Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, London University. A crucial test of the revised chronology presented by Velikovsky in " ... evidence is discussed below. 1. The monumental and inscriptional material from Dynasty XVIII is rich but far from comprehensive. The rulers of this period were not concerned to establish objective historical truth, but to glorify themselves and magnify their achievements. No pharaoh could possibly be expected to record a military defeat, so that where such events happened we either learn of ... Near East is a formidable task, fraught with daunting difficulties. There is, nevertheless, a consensus among the majority of ancient historians that the absolute and relative dates of the histories of Egypt, Babylonia, Assyria, Greece and their neighbours can be fixed within fairly small margins of error from the beginning of the dynastic periods in Egypt and Mesopotamia (about ...
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