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181. The Israelite Exodus and the Volcanic Eruption of Thera [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... all of the "miracles" of the exodus has been championed by a number of scholars in the 1960's, [2 ] but it never much persuaded biblical historians. Now, however, increasing numbers of conservative Christian students of the Bible seem to be adopting Wilson's synthesis of Goedicke's and Bimson's views. [3 ] The stages of Thera's destruction are now quite clear. First there was an earthquake which heavily damaged the town on Thera and probably forced its inhabitants to abandon it. After the tremors subsided some people returned to their homes and tried to repair them. But before they had managed to get much of the site cleared of debris the volcanic eruption commenced. A vent ...
182. Sagan's fourth problem: Terrestrial Geology And Lunar Craters (Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky) [Books]
... good agreement with similar findings at Lake Windermere, England (1971)."15 In Science News, Vol. 125 No. 24 (June 16, 1984, pp. 374) is evidence of geomagnetic excursions on Crete. "Researchers (Downey and Tailing) from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England, report that the destruction of late Minoan sites on Crete occurred in two events separated by as much as 30 years... The researchers found that the magnetic signatures at archaeological sites on eastern Crete were identical to one another. They differed though from sites on central Crete where the ages were consistent... They also were surprised to observe that the ...
183. Sin and the Control System [Journals] [Kronos]
... "origins" of the concepts we are discussing to the Egyptians, or to the Canaanites, or to the Babylonians, or to the Sumerians, we will give examples of them not only from the literatures of the Biblical world and the Greek world, but from that of the New World as well. The Garden of Eden and the Destruction of the Golden Age What did our ancestors believe had been the cause of these periodic cosmic catastrophes which we maintain were the starting points for many of the world's religions? Here we paraphrase some remarks of Velikovsky made during the course of a lecture at Columbia University: So what was the reaction of man to these experiences? He felt ...
184. Maori Legends about Historical Impact Disaster [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... have caused a major earth catastrophe. The early New Zealand South Island Maori culture of the Moa hunter period has left evidence in the form of oral traditions (no written language) that their culture was almost totally annihilated by a catastrophic event they called "Te Ahi Te tipua Te Kohuru O Tamaatea" which could be deciphered as the mysterious destructive fires from space. Traditions tell of stones and fires falling from space, which destroyed the forests, the Moa, other birds and the greater part of mankind. Other forms of history leaving techniques include place names, songs, poems, and rock art; all support a catastrophic event that largely destroyed the Moa Hunter Culture. One ...
185. The Catastrophic Substructure of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (Part II) [Journals] [Kronos]
... From mine own knowledge (II.ii. 90-91)." This poison is obviously to be identified with the great Satanic enemy of life who in the guise of the serpent conveyed death into the fertile Garden of Eden and hence into the whole world of human beings.35 Here we have the serpent, a poisonous Cleopatra and the destruction of Eden in one passage. If we recall what Velikovsky says about the relation between mythological serpents and the tail of Comet Venus, and about the poisonous consequences of Earth's contact with that very tail, and about its effects on the planet Mars, which might poetically be said to have neglected its duty in being forced to follow a ...
186. The Age of Moses [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... the mid-thirteenth century B.C . is matched by the violence this does to the whole historical account in the Bible from Genesis to Kings. In his epic film "The Ten Commandments", Cecil B. De Mille shows the strapping Pharaoh Ramesses II turning his chariot aside at the Red Sea crossing and letting his army proceed to their destruction without him since we know that this mighty king did not meet his own end in this way. Unless the Exodus occurred around 1500 B.C ., there is no way to fit the acts described chronologically in the books of Joshua, Judges and Samuel into the scheme of things. Before we were "enlightened", this ...
187. Bob Forrest and Venus As A Comet In World Mythology [Books]
... comet" in the early historical period? If so, a hundred secondary issues debated by Velikovsky and his critics are virtually irrelevant to Velikovsky's place in the history of science. Are there hydrocarbons in the atmosphere of Venus, as Velikovsky had suggested? Did vermin actually descend on the Earth as a result of a Venus encounter? Did a destructive encounter with the Earth really occur in c. 1500 B.C ., followed 52 years later by another? Could a planet-sized body actually have been ejected from the gas giant Jupiter? It is certainly conceivable that questions such as these, which have tended to draw much of the attention since the publication of Worlds in Collision in ...
188. The Love Affair as the Mask of Tragedy [Books] [de Grazia books]
... planet Mars and the Moon. The Planet Mars is ruddy and far away now, but was then close to the Moon who was bathed in her golden aura. Hephaestus is the planet Venus. He is not married to Aphrodite. He approached her on various occasions in times past, and ourselves too, our Earth, and was terribly destructive. And the Moon was disturbed and drawn to him and then was drawn back, and so we gave her in marriage, or rather Zeus gave her in marriage, for how else could they be legitimately coupled save by the ruler of the skies and of humanity, who has for three thousands years dominated us. Mars and Moon ...
189. Catastrophe and Sublimation [Books] [de Grazia books]
... far back as the fossil record may carry and up to the dawn of history, many species were quickly and concurrently wiped out or reduced to a few survivors. 4. Some catastrophes have occurred at times within the capacity of humanity to transmit their memories to successive generations. All peoples have myths of chaos and creation, and of the destruction of civilizations and their recreation, in a set of cycles. As one moves from earlier to later catastrophes the linkages between oral (and transcribed) myths and factual reportage, recognizably modern in form, increase. Additional corroboration comes from the developing science of myth-analysis, contributed to by classicists, anthropologists, philologists, psychologists, and archaeologists ...
190. A Reply To Isaacson [Journals] [Kronos]
... and I personally believe that it is), then it would appear that a great disaster swept the island of Crete ca. 1500 B.C . anyway, though Thera would not have been the responsible agent. Sir Arthur Evans spoke "of a great catastrophe' that took place toward the close of Middle Minoan II. A great destruction' befell Knossos on the northern shore of the island and Phaestos on its southern shore. The isle lay prostrate, overwhelmed by the elements. When, finally, the survivors or their descendants began the work of restoration, their labor was destroyed again in an overthrow. ' Barely half a century passed between these two catastrophes: one ...
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