In the library of the university of Virginia Beach in Virginia there is a text of readings about the Sea People. These remarkable people who mastered the Bronze age are also mentioned in the Bible as the original Philistines! They built Tarshish and the Greek Acropolis before they brought the first pyramid to Egypt around 7000 BC. According to Edgar Cayce, the Sea People migrated east to the Mediterranean area, especially Egypt and Canaan, from western regions in the islands of the Azores, Morocco, Atlas mountains, Spain and Greece during and after a giant flood that local legends described occurring 9000 years ago! They brough the bronze age to Canaan. Here it gets really interesting. Edgar Cayce describes a civil war within the sea people nation just before migrating east, probably triggered by flood stress, but more likely over religion. You see, he says, half the people were monotheistic (the first worshipers of Elohim, not just sun worshipers like the Hyksos were). These insightful Sea People he calls “followers of the law-of-one,” and opposing them were atheistic Sea People he calls the Bliel people (“without God” in Hebrew). Edgar Cayce did not know Hebrew. The Bliel people won the war and the believers in the one God escaped some to Greece in the west but mostly to Mesopotamia in the east, and from there to Egypt (first Dynasty), and then to Canaan. In the Torah they are considered the good Philistines, spared by Joshua during the conquest of Canaan. In Canaan they settled on the edge of the Sinai peninsula by the sea and built two cities – Gaza and Ashdod. In the Bible the sea people became known as the Philistines, the indigenous people of Canaan (Palestine is a Roman term derived from the word Philistine in the Bible) who were friends of Abraham who migrated from Ur in Mesopotamia to Canaan and bought land in Hebron near Gaza in 1800 (The time the Hyksos got to Egypt). The Bible say he became a close friend with his neighbor Abimelech, King of the Philistines. Later, the Philistines became corrupted by idol worship of the defeated tribes of Canaan, but when Abraham got there they were still monotheistic. About 500 years later, right after Moses time, in Genesis, God told Joshua to destroy all the idol worshiping tribes of Canaan, but spare the Philistines! These incredible sea people who settled by the sea had a language that was not Hebrew but many ancient Philistine words were of Hebrew origin (or vice-versa, no way to know), such as Seren, a local leader (Seren is the rank of a captain in the Israeli army today), Baal (husband in Hebrew today), Dagon (small fish), Caphtor (Button in Hebrew), mishkeh (mashkeh is a drink in Hebrew, you see, the Philistines liked to have orgies and drink alcoholic beverages) Later in history, when the two Canaanite nations became enemies, Samson went to Gaza to have a drinking orgies with Delila their queen (read the Biblical story of tamut nafshi im plishtim). By that time the two Canaan nations became bitter enemies and fought a lot (aggravated today by being Muslim, although monotheistic!), the Philistines captured the Ark of the Covenant (Samuel 4:1-10) but David defeated the Philistines’ strongman Goliath. But in earlier times when Joshua entered Canaan, re-conquered Hebron (Abraham’s city) and Lachish near Gaza, the Philistines were their friends, that is why of all the Canaanite tribes ordered to be destroyed by Joshua the Israelite commander, the Bibles says the Philistines were spared! Both Peoples were monotheistic believing in one God at the time of Joshua, until the early Philistines were corrupted by the defeated heathen tribes of Canaan. The next segment will take you deeper into monotheism, how did Abraham really got it!
The farther we go back in time before the Habiru period (1500 BC) the more it becomes clear that the story of Genesis was written by Moses, prince of Egypt, who had access to stories of antiquity that have accumulated in Egypt from all over the ancient world and were stored in the greatest library of the ancient world in the city of Alexandria 10 centuries after Moses birth in 1391 BC. Moses was a prince of Egypt by virtue of being raised by the daughter of Pharaoh. His parents were Hebrew slaves descendents from the tribe of Levi. His sister Miriam was his confidant and his priest brother Aaron helped gather the knowledge of the one God Jehovah, and helped plot a revolt against the polytheistic king who knew not of Joseph ( Exodus 1:8). Lucky for Moses (or was it an act of God), at that time before the plotting the last Hyksos king Akhenaton (Amenophis IV) and his wife Nefertiti were busy spreading monotheism in Egypt, but when they died the Egyptian polytheistic priests took control. It is fair to say that Moses gathered his knowledge to write his five books of the Torah between 1371 BC and 1331 BC. Apparently, he started doing in 1371 BC what Congressman Ignatius Donnelly from Minnesota did at the turn of the 20th century – sat in the library of Congress and copied claims and information to put together a story of the ancient world leading to the American revolution. Prince Moses probably had to go to various libraries in Egypt to gather his sources to assemble a story of Genesis, because the Great library of Alexandria didn’t exist yet for a thousand years! Either way, it is fascinating to know that circumcision was practiced by the Egyptians long before Avraham’s brit bain habetarim. The practice spread by the Sea people to the Phoenicians, Ethiopians and the rest of the ancient world because circumcision saved lives from one of the most dreadful scourges of the human race (Ignatius Donnelly). Today, circumcision is limited mostly to the semitic people. Life insurance statistics calculates the average life and health of Jewish men higher than all other men! Jewish health and longevity is attributed to both circumcision and not eating pork. pork being forbidden to Jews because od a mall trichina insect which infests pigs, states the Talmud. This is amazing statement because trichinosis in pigs was discovered years later in a lab. The next segment will start with the Hebrew Sea people landing in Ur in Mesopotamia around 1800 BC, giving rise to Avram (later named Abraham) and his tribe. The lad goes to Egypt with Sarai (later Sarah), princess of Ur, on their honeymoon (a modern term) around 1700 BC. The rest is history!
Today I am 76 by the Jewish calendar, year 5772 since Adam and Eve. This is the first time in many years that I decided to go to Jewish services at Habad on the Sabbath. My friends Max and Marjorie Gross from South Africa were there. My wife Leah from Montreal came too. We had a great time with Rabbi Meir Kaplan and the congregation. I sponsored the Kiddush and read my Haftarah called Nitzavim. I am glad I went. The Rabbi spoke about all the Jews standing up (Nitzvim) and be counted. We are a community. One of this days I will find the time to write a shot autobiography of myself, how I came from Israel and landed in Victoria. My life is really fascinating, you’ll enjoy reading it. For now this posting is a small interruption between Segment 2 and 3 of the Pre-Habiru period in Judaism. I hope you enjoy reading it so far and are looking forward to the next and last segment of Hebrew pre-history.
Herodotus (480 BC) the ancient Greek philosopher called the father of history, at the time of Plato, recorded the migration of the amazing Hyksos people who were Asians but turned east from north-west Africa where they learned from even earlier people (“Sea people”? Chaldeans? Olympian Greeks?) how to build precise pyramids facing the heavens for sun worship, thus inventing astronomy before the Biblical era began (3772 BC). “Hence we may reasonably infer that they served as well for Temples for planetary worship as for observatories.” (US Congressman and scholar Ignatius Donnelly). These incredible Hyksos brought to Egypt some or all the ancient knowledge of the world that they have accumulated in their travels from the region around Tarshish (King Solomon bought artifacts for the First Temple from Tarshish) in western Spain to the Middle-East, passing through Canaan on their way to conquer Egypt in 1800 BC.
In Homeric songs we read about the gardens of Alcinous and Laertes, alluding to a garden of Eden in Babylon, but researching the transcripts I believe that the Hyksos were referring to a place even earlier than 3772 years ago! In fact, Donnelly states, “The land that was the original Garden of Eden was on Mount Olympus of the Greeks.” If that is true, it pre-dates the Genesis Paradise by at least 4300 years, the time of the assumed global-regional Flood in Noah’s Biblical period. I am sorry, I am overwhelmed. I have to take a break from my research. I did not expect to be shocked by some ancient Greek philosophers. If what they are saying is true, then Moses got the description in Genesis of the Babylonian garden of Eden from a much earlier description of a garden that is not mentioned in the Torah. I believe now that the Biblical garden of Eden is a replica of an original garden of Eden that was located in the sunken Azores. That island existed long before Solon the Greek philosopher visited ancient Egypt in 450 BC to record all that information. Plato got the “story” from Solon who got it from the Egyptian priests who got it from Hebrew speaking people who were known before the Habiru times as sea people. (Walter Bauum, Bronze age of Atlantis, Russell-Davis Publications, Jerusalem 2008). Wow! People spoke Hebrew in Atlantis? Impossible. Give me a break. With a little more imagination I may start believing that the Hebrew language was given to the pre-Habiru people by God. Rest assured that I am not going “nuts” but if all this stuff makes some sense to you, I will have a third segment (last) how the sea-people became the Habiru tribe of Avraham Avinu. Given by God it may be, but I not ready to accept that the Hebrew language was given to us by alien ancestors of the Greek gods of Mount Olympus. That would be too far out even for Elior. The next segment of pre-history, thank God, I hope the last one, will make more sense than the second one, but I am not sure of it because I already found out where the idea of circumcision of baby boys came from, my God it’s weird!
Knowledge of people starts with studying their deepest roots. I don’t know how far back do you want me to go in this blog to anchor Judaism in its roots? But I do know that I get emotional trying to go farther than all the Rabbis that I have ever met in my 76 years. I will go as far as I can without losing my sanity. I will go to pre-history because I want my blog to reveal new awesome knowledge about awesome people. This blog will not be dull or restrictive like some other Jewish blogs, repeating standard Jewish stuff. Indeed, to fully appreciate our people’s Godly contributions at the dawn of human history I have decided to embark on an impossible task of searching for pre-historical clues that may have led thousands of years later to historical studies of the ancient Habiru tribes of Mesopotamia who conquered the land of Canaan (future Israel) from Egypt and occupied it 4000 years ago! Please bear with me when you “hit” the various impossible to believe facts or claims about the Jews that will appear in this blog..
The first claim that I came across was that the Hebrew language was given to the Hebrew people by God before Biblical times appeared in the writings of Yair Davidy, a present day Jerusalem scholar (Brit-Am Publication) who believes that all other languages evolved from ancient Hebrew long before the dawn of history. Philologists had traced many words in Latin back to their Hebrew origin and some have traced the use of Hebrew to Peru 9000 years ago! I zeroed in on Peru because of the word Peru and spent at least a 100 hours to find out if it was a Hebrew word. As an Israeli-Jewish scientist and Biblical scholar, who knows the roots of Hebrew words, I was pleased to find out that the name of that central American country not only means “Multiply” in Hebrew, but that the native indians were pre-historic Hebrews! Seems impossible? Ignatius Donnelly, a Congressman from Minnesota, who studied ancient people and languages, discovered that the Peruvian tribes (ruv=rvu=peru and revu means multiply in Hebrew) migrated south from the Ukatan peninsula (small island in Hebrew). He discovered two Mayan civilization tribes names Chipenec (be fond of in Hebrew) and Moche’ (Moshe?) who spoke a Hebrew dialect at the down of civilization! This stuff blew my mind away. I read that these Hebrew speaking Indians, long before the Bible was written spoke my language, although with variations, for example, son in English is ben in Hebrew and was Been in Chipenec, or daughter is bat was batz in Chipenec, or father is abba was abagh, or king is moloch was molo, or September is Tishrai was tsquin, or Seth is Enoch was Enot, and the last one, to give in English is natan in Hebrew, was votan in tribal Peru.
where did these “Hebrew Peruvians,” who built Egyptian pyramids, come from? I traced their pyramids to Egypt at the time of the Hyksos invasion from the north-west 3800 years ago. The Hyksos people brough monotheism to Egypt (The Jewish People, by Eli Barnavi, Schoken Books). Friends, this task of researching the origin of our people is becoming monumental to me, as you are probably sensing from your own feeling, so I will stop for now. I will finish this part of prehistory in Segment 2 soon. Please prepare yourselves to be blown away even more in Segment 2!
Searching for consensus on anything in Judaism is impossible. We need consensus how to achieve peace and prosperity for Israel and Judaism after 60 years of turmoil. Peace will not stay a dream another 60 years. Love must replace ambivalence, knowledge of Israel and Judaism must replace ignorance, working views must become more homogenized, more positive and more action oriented. Herzl statement “Eem Tirzu ein zo agada” must be again empowered by all Jews for it not to remain a prolonged dream. It is sad but true that Rabbis, Jewish and Israeli leaders underestimate the lack of knowledge and understanding of our great country, inspired Bible and painful Jewish history. You all know who said the “Eem tirzu…” but do you know who said “Eem lo ani lee, me lee?” and “Eem lo achshav, ematai?” Few do! Please join me in welcoming the truth into our hearts. Please join me to change our thinking toward the truth. Please join me in learning facts that will make you free and proud to be a part of the Jewish people or associated with Judaism and Israel. If you are not a Jew, you are welcome to join if you want true knowledge and good impact on your life. If you are a Christian Zionist, you are a brother and your place is with us. Join this blog to express the truth. Learn about “replacement theology” and other historical misconceptions. Please join us to advance the truth and make the world a better place to live in. What ever are your beliefs, you have a place in this blog if you want peace and prosperity for Israel. The news will not always be pleasant, but it will always be liberating. Lehitraot.
Close your eyes and get the spiritual feeling of the picture. The picture is wordless and I am speechless, but full of awe. The rock beneath the dome is where Avraham almost sacrificed his son Isaac. The western wall is our wailing wall, where Jews prayed for 2000 years (lots of tears). The wall is the closest structure left from the outer wall of the holy temple sanctuary that was built on the rock (twice) and was destroyed by the Babylonians and the Romans both on the 9th of Av (August). These two powerful civilizations are no more! They were destroyed by the wrath of God.
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