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141. The Sulman Temple in Jerusalem [SIS C&C Review $]
... century). It was only to be expected that there would be in some of his letters a reference to the Temple of Solomon. Also, in el-Amarna letter No. 74, the king of Damascus, inciting his subordinate sheiks to attack the king of Jerusalem, commanded them to "assemble in the Temple of Sulman" (5). It was surprising to find in the el-Amarna letters written in the fourteenth century that the capital of the land was already known then as Jerusalem (Urusalim) and not, as the Bible claimed for the pre-Conquest period, Jebus or Salem (6). Now, in addition, it was found that the city had a temple of Sulman in it and that the structure was of such importance that its name had been used occasionally for denoting the city itself. (Considering the eminence of the edifice, "the house which king Solomon built for the Lord" (7), this was only natural.) Yet after the conquest by the Israelites under Joshua ben-Nun, the Temple of Sulman was not heard ...
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142. Velikovskian Catastrophes in the Revelation of St. John [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... From: Catastrophism and Ancient History V:1 (Jan 1983) Home¦ Issue Contents Velikovskian Catastrophes in the Revelation of St. John Arie Dirkzwager This study in the opinion of the author will be useful both for people who, like himself, believe in the divine inspiration of the Bible, and people who do not. The first group will find a description of a future in which mankind will again experience the kind of catastrophes Velikovsky discussed in Worlds in Collision. The second group will consider the Book of Revelation a product mainly of Jewish tradition, preserving reminiscences of historical Velikovskian catastrophes. The beliefs of both groups being of equal value, scientifically (science does not and can not judge supernatural matters), I will present my opinions first and use the future tense when writing about the events described in Revelation. Anyone who has read the books of Velikovsky and knows about comets, rains of meteorites, clouds of dust, shifts of the earth's axis, earthquakes, rising mountains, and so on, will find familiar words in some passages of ...
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... kindly for this achievement but what about the history of history? Will his ideas on revising ancient chronology be remembered or forgotten? He doubted that Velikovsky's revised history would ever be confirmed. His method of counting years forward from a postulated date in the past- the Exodus- eventually failed him. The missing archaeology of David and Solomon in particular casts a dark shadow on his work; he tried to escape this by using the archaeology of other ancient countries (Egypt, Babylon, Greece) to illustrate the missing archaeology of the Bible but eventually we must require that if the Bible stories are real, then real evidence must be presented. Mentioning the commendable work that Velikovsky did in showing that Dark Ages were not real, Whelton asked if the AD Dark Ages should also be considered a myth? All attempts to construct an accurate account of AD history were doomed to failure if we continue to count years forward from unproven dates in the past, such as the birth of a deity. The only accurate way to reconstruct history is by counting backwards from the ...
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144. Human Sacrifice - Then and Now [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... theatre through the ages, the idea of human sacrifice is always played down by archaeologists. It was hard to ignore the enormity of sacrifice by the Aztecs and the Maya when their whole advanced culture clearly organised warfare with the express purpose of taking sacrificial victims, but the roots of our own culture are only different in degree, with the attempted sacrifice of Isaac on Mount Moriah and the sacrifice of Jesus on Mount Calvary. The rituals and ideas surrounding human sacrifice in the Andes appear to parallel to a great extent those of the Bible. There is an association with mountain peaks and a fierce god of storm and fire, yet at the same time there is a very important connection with water and serpent spirits, with an upswing in child sacrifice at times of drought. Sometimes, indeed, the sacrifices took place in wadis or by streams or pools at the foot of mountains. It is now realised that Incan sacrifices were not to the Sun but a continuation of the more ancient worship of the mountains and their association with water. The Andean victim becomes ...
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145. Moons, Myths and Man [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... the Apocalypse'- 666. The three times repeated wave-like letter vav is used- not 600+66 but 6+6+6, which is in effect the water symbol, equating the ancient dragon (the Beast) with the end of the world. Bellamy ignores the relevance of 6 as a numeral. Thus 666 seems to me to include typical biblical parallelism, as Rees has demonstrated (Hebrew Chronology and Number Symbolism, unpublished) that 6 and its multiples have the meaning of 'escape'- as applied in the bible on several occasions, most notably at the time of Exodus, where a multitude of '600,000' escape out of Egypt, a deliberate numerological addition to the more likely figure of about 5,000 recorded elsewhere. The number 666 therefore has an additional meaning and is emphasised in triplicate: escape from the end of the world by a small band of believers. Bellamy mentions the myth of Kronos swallowing his children (p85), and says that it probably refers to the afternoon aspect of the satellite racing through the ...
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146. The Autumn Meeting [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... or Jubilee at 49 years. This calendrical cycle appears to have commenced in the year 3103/3102 BC. Such periods can be of use in chronology if they can be tied to a securely dated event. Similarly '9', a symbol of creation, is involved in a repetitive cycle of 99 years in Egypt. A full cycle of 9 such periods was the Sothic cycle, with no reference to astronomical dating, and again leads back to origins at 3103/3102 BC. In quite a few specialised situations in the Bible, '600' means escape or flight into rebirth, and another oriental dating system was based on such a cycle of destruction and regeneration. Noah's deluge was placed in such a context. The 430 years between Abraham and Moses denotes a legal covenant between two unequal elements, such as God and man. Such numbers, though artificial constructs, have been taken literally in some chronologies. 23 is the number of sacrifice and is involved in the myth of Abraham and the Indian equivalent, Brahma. All numbers associated with Abraham are ...
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... ) there appear to have been 8 generations- confirming the Memphite list and indicating extremes of 110-200 years for that period. These two genealogies on their own indicate that the 'new chronology' has overcompressed the 20th-21st dynasty period by between 40 and 100 years. Military Campaigns Shoshenq I led a strong military campaign through Judah and Israel in his 20th/21st regnal years ('new chronology' dates 762-761). This would correspond to the latter part of Israel's king Jeroboam II's rule, and similarly king Azariah of Judah. Not only does the Bible not include any mention of an Egyptian venture into Palestine at this time, but Azariah's military power and fame is described as stretching as far as Egypt. Hence Shoshenq's rule would be misplaced in relation to biblical chronology. Merneptah. The Ashkelon wall at Karnak (built by Ramesses II) contains ten scenes. According to Frank J. Yurco (in BAR Sept/Oct 1990 pp. 21-38), the Egyptian-Hittite peace treaty thereon was inscribed by Ramesses II. However the four battle scenes to the left and right of that ...
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148. Mercury and the Tower of Babel [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... may indicate that the human memory deteriorated after the Tower of Babel disaster.(9) Notes and References 1. Larousse World Mythology, pp. 340-2. 2 cf. the conviction of Dr Velikovsky that "... Jupiter took over the dominant position in the sky..." (Kronos V: 1, p. 6) following the disruption of Saturn. 3. Richard Cavendish (ed.), Mythology, an Illustrated Encyclopaedia, p. 89. 4. L. Ginzberg, Legends of the Bible, pp. 84-5. 5. e.g. Mythology, an Illustrated Encyclopaedia, p. 109. He was also associated with wisdom, writing, magic and was a patron god of arts and science. 6. I am also considering the possibility that Mercury may have orbited our planet for a short time. 7. Mythology, an Illustrated Encyclopaedia, p. 89. 8. Legends of the Bible, pp. 84-5 9. In the story of Thamus, a mythological king of Egypt, Thoth is reproached for ...
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149. Exodus and Shishak Unraveled [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... must have left before MBIIA. Hence the Exodus should be dated to EBIII. The destruction found at the end of MBIIC can therefore be ascribed to the following events. The invasion of Palestine by Thutmose in his twenty-third year, the Deborah catastrophe dated one year later, the destruction of the Benjaminites (including Jericho and Bethel) by the other tribes, the flood of Deukalion and the eruption of Thera-- all of which for convenience I date around 1185 B.C. A close reading of the annals of Thutmose III and the Bible will surely show that his identification with Shishak was an exercise in wishful thinking. (Taanach remains a problem for the EBIII Exodus/EBIV conquest solution.) The problem of Shishak then falls into place when one looks for an Egyptian king who invades Palestine-- but not too far nor too long, which is the real situation described in the Bible. The selection finally falls to Ramesses III for the following reasons: The profile of Ramesses' invasion fits the details; those of Ramesses II and Thutmose III do not ...
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150. Internet Watch [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... believes to be the daughter or granddaughter of Pharaoh Pepi I from the 6th Dynasty. The discovery of a large limestone 'false door' was the first clue to the existence of the pyramid, and digging revealed the remains of the superstructure. It is estimated that at the time of its construction, the pyramid stood about 160 feet high. What remains of the superstructure is about 18 feet tall. The style of the hieroglyphic writing and the mud-brick and limestone construction is thought to date the pyramid to the 8th Dynasty. Behind The Bible- The Archaeology sci.archaeology 8.6.95. Behind The Bible is a book that reviews the historical background of the ancient Middle East, cites a number of ancient pre-biblical texts and texts from other peoples concurrent with the rise of Israel, analyses the extra-biblical record for biblical personalities and events and presents a kind of ancient newsman's view of Old and New Testament events. Topics include 1: The link between 'Eve' and 'Rib', 2: The split 'personality' of Genesis Chapters 1 and 2, 3: The Historical Jacob and his ...
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