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91. Commemoration Of The 2300bc Event [Journals] [SIS Review]
... fall on the Earth is described in myths in terms of thunderbolts thrown by the most important deities of each culture. Authors such as Dundies and Doane have identified parallel flood stories in all mythologies . Bellamy  appears to be the only investigator to note that the meteoroid fall and flooding appear to happen together in many traditions. Unusually, the reported floods mostly occur during or immediately after the fall of meteoroids. The story of Noah's flood in the Old Testament, one of the best known in the world, supports these contentions. In related documents, God sought to terrify evildoers into repentance before the flood. Earth shook, her foundations trembled, the ...
92. Implications for Chronology if Certain 'Historical' Characters are Mythological [Journals] [SIS Review]
... . With the gift of hindsight and a modicum of education in comparative mythology it is easy to dismiss the so-called Euhemerist' school of myth as nonsense. Herakles, like Theseus, Indra, Cuchulainn and a host of analogous figures, is a mythical hero, pure and simple. A telling clue is the fact that distant cultures report similar traditions about their legendary ancestors. As a case in point consider the example provided by the aboriginal Chinese hero Ma YŁan: In the traditions of the Chinese, at any rate, and probably also among the aborigines, no ancient hero could compare with Ma YŁan, the Wave Subduer of Later Han. His is a rich and persistent story ...
93. Velikovsky and Tangun [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... transformed human institutions and founded many new states. Velikovsky's primary area of concern was the ancient Mediterranean zone, especially Palestine, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Greece. Although he presented an impressive-appearing concordance of tales and artifacts from around the world, he devoted relatively little attention to the systematic evaluation of the history of any culture outside the main Western tradition. He did, however, suggest (Velikovsky 1950:100-104) that the reign of the legendary Chinese emperor Yao (T'ang Ti Yao, traditionally dated to the twenty-fourth century B.C .) coincided with the Venus disasters.[1 ] On the other hand, the Saturnists- especially Steve Talbott and Ev Cochrane- have ...
94. The Jewish Science of Immanuel Velikovsky: Part One [Journals] [Aeon]
... utility of the theories or methodologies of Immanuel Velikovsky, although Part One of this work is a rather detailed summary of his approach. Rather, based on the nature and scope of his challenge to the paradigmatic assumptions of his age, I propose to present him as a useful case study of how certain personal and environmental factors (culture, tradition, family, occupation, avocation) may have helped influence the development of one particularly creative though iconoclastic ideational structure, and how those factors tended to predispose the nature of that structure's content. Undoubtedly, there are other factors to be considered: the mechanics of mid-life crisis, for example, but these will not be examined here in ...
95. Are the Peleset Philistines or Persians? [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... decade. This concept was challenged by Immanuel Velikovsky in the mid 1950's in his Ages in Chaos. In this work he proposed alternate settings in the history of Egypt for the incidents of the exodus, the sacking of Solomon's temple, and the era of the Amarna Period. These altered placements called for a necessary chronological and historical abbreviation of traditional views by some 500 years. Many, including the writer, recognized in these proposals a possible answer to the conflict of opinions about the setting of the exodus in the background of either the 19th or 20th Egyptian dynasty. Serious objections have been raised to both placements, neither being able to attain universal acceptance. Velikovsky's proposals were summarily ...
96. On "the Year -687" [Journals] [Kronos]
... .C . "Their souls were burnt, though their garments remained intact."(1 ) This seemingly nonsensical detail has a ring of truth. Some of the victims of the terrible and uncanny fires that swept across the countryside around Peshtigo, Wisconsin on October 8, 1871 were found in a similar condition.(2 ) Jewish traditions record that coincidently with this event the day was unnaturally lengthened, on the first night of Passover, near the beginning of spring.(3 ) Identifying this account with the Chinese report of a meteor shower, Velikovsky gives us the exact date: March 23rd. A whole chapter is devoted to various ancient traditions in which he finds ...
97. In Search of the Exodus [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... the premise that a standardization of the Israelite entry or conquest is pertinent to the format of the Book of Joshua, [l ] and that it might explain the various differences with the account in the Book of the Judges. Further investigation, however, might reveal that both Joshua and Judges are correct in that they devolve from quite separate traditions and may reflect true history in a manner that is not immediately apparent. The Books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings were all compiled by the so-called Deuteronomist editor, [2 ] who is dated to the late monarchy, as the Books of Kings require. However, it is generally considered that he uses material assigned ...
98. Shoshenq I and the Traditions of New Kingdom Kingship in Egypt [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Review Vol VIII (1986) "Tenth Anniversary Tour Issue" Home | Issue Contents Shoshenq I and the Traditions of New Kingdom Kingship in Egypt Michael Jones Michael Jones holds an M.A . from Cambridge University where he wrote his dissertation on domestic architecture in the Egyptian New Kingdom. He is currently joint Field Director of the Apis Expedition at Mit Rahinah (Memphis). Shoshenq I was perhaps the most significant builder of Egypt's Third Intermediate Period. Here Michael Jones deals with his many works, and in particular the Bubastite Portal, whilst later, David Rohl discusses the consequences for Velikovsky's revised chronology. Michael Jones inspecting the Nile Level Texts at Karnak The ...
99. Problems for Rohl's New Chronology [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... : A. Greece David Rohl places the Trojan War around 950 BC and the end of the Bronze Age about fifty years later. Yet these early dates fly in the face of a great body of evidence. The Olympiads: 1. How is it that Homer, who must have been born within a century of the First Olympiad (traditionally 776 BC), speaks of King Nestor as a victor in the Games? (Iliad xi, 671, & 761) 2. How is it that numerous Heroic Age figures who lived before the Trojan War were said to have taken part in the Games, and one tradition stated that the festival was founded by Pelops, grandfather ...
100. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning [Books]
... adjectival or merely descriptive of the star's position in the constellation figure; while some are the result of misunderstanding, or of errors in translation and oft repeated transcription. But these are now too firmly established to be discontinued or even corrected. Vergil wrote in the 1st Georgic: Navita tum stellis numeros et nomina fecit ; and Seneca, the traditional friend of Saint Paul, in his Quaesdones Naturales Graecia stellis numeros et nomina fecit; both of these heathen authors almost exactly following the words of the sacred psalmist, who, at least four hundred years before, had sung He teIleth the number of the stars He giveth them all their names, and of the prophet Isaiah He calleth ...
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