Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Myth Of The Jewish Race

I and others in the real truth movement have been trying to get the message out to everyone about the criminals who believe themselves to be the "Chosen Ones", and are out to enslave all of the rest of mankind.   I am of course speaking of those who call themselves "Jews".

I have always been perplexed about the nature of Judaism itself, and about its true origins.   I have long come to the conclusion that we are dealing with a group of people who's entire past is nothing more than a myth and a massive fraud. 

For this article, I want to present the following very interesting article that comes from the website: "The Way Of The Rabbi", at www.jesusneverexisted.com.  It is entitled: "The Myth Of The Jewish 'Race'", and it gives some very startling revelations about the truth about the history of those who call themselves "Jews", and presents clear evidence that these people have no past and are nothing more than frauds.    I have that article right here for everyone to see for themselves, and I do have my own comments and thoughts to follow:

The Myth of the Jewish ‘Race’

"Thus saith the Lord God unto Jerusalem; Thy birth and thy nativity is of the land of Canaan; thy father was an Amorite, and thy mother an Hittite."
– Ezekiel, 16.17.

The Jews claim themselves to be a race – but are they?
 
The earliest reference yet found to this singular people is on a statue from the Syrian city of Alalakh, dated to about 1550 BC. The inscription refers to hapiru warriors in the land of Kin’anu – a presence confirmed by clay tablets from Akhenaten’s capital of Amarna, referring to marauders in the hill country of Palestine. The famous stele of Pharaoh Merneptah dated to 1207 BC records 'Israel is laid waste, his seed is not’. 'Israel' here is a reference to a people, not a territory.

The weight of evidence suggests these original ‘Hebrews’ coalesced during the bronze age from successive migrations, some from the periphery of the Nile delta (in Egyptian, ‘Peru or apiru meant a labourer) but most from across the Jordan and Euphrates rivers. In their own semitic tongue, habiru meant ‘beyond’, suggesting an origin elsewhere. In Babylonian script khabiru referred to a class of slaves. As a people, therefore, the Hebrews combined Mesopotamian and Egyptian stock, almost certainly drawn from the lowest social order, conceivably including runaway slaves. One migration, at least, brought with it a mountain/sky god – Yahweh – destined for higher things.

Settlement in Canaan

As barbarous newcomers to what was the land of Canaan, these semites (speakers of a tongue common to Syrians, Arabs and Mesopotamians) took up migratory occupation of the less fertile hill-country of the interior. Neither their limited sub-culture – an illiterate donkey nomadism; nor their social organisation – patriarchal and authoritarian – distinguished them from other tent-dwelling pastoralists. These early, polytheistic, Hebrews scratched an existence in an unpromising land on the fringes of the major civilisations, occasionally moving with their animals into the Nile delta in times of draught.

It seems as if they were joined, over time,by outcasts or refugees from the more sophisticated Canaanite (Phoenician) coastal cities. ‘Israel emerged peacefully and gradually from within Canaanite society ‘ concluded Karen Armstrong, the noted religious scholar. (A History of Jerusalem, p23]
The Canaanite migrants brought with them cultic practices and images of their traditional gods. A major Canaanite god was El, and the phrase ‘El has conquered’ gives us the word Isra’el. The Canaanite god El had a ghostly presence in a host of Jewish heroes: Dan-i-El; Ezek-i-El; Sam-u-El, Ish-ma-El, El-i-jah, El-o-him, etc.

God-inspired names were common throughout the west-Semitic language region. Other Canaanite gods included Baal (a storm god) – also honoured in a host of Hebrew names, Asherah (a fertility goddess, consort of El), Shalem (a Syrian sun god – later to be honoured in the name Jeru’salem ), Milcom, Chemosh, etc. Ru’shalimum is mentioned in records of the Pharaoh Sesostris III (1872 - 1847 BC) – the settlement actually pre-existent long before the tribe of Hebrews made it their own. The site then appears to have been unoccupied for three hundred years until the Jebusites (otherwise known as Kereti or Peleti – Cretans or Philistines) arrived.

Blood Sacrifice
 
Influenced by these Canaanite cults, but devoid of artistic or metal working skills of their own, the early Hebrews adopted a way of honouring their god of choice by genital mutilation. This sometime practice of the Egyptian priesthood became, for the ‘Jews’, a tribal obligation, part of the male regenerative organ offered as a blood sacrifice to the ‘jealous’ god Yahweh. Other gods were worshipped but Yahweh demanded precedence.

Circumcision – a healthy option?
Don't You Believe It!
For generations, millions of babies were routinely circumcised without anaesthetic – sometimes using a sharpened stone. Even today infant deaths result from this barbarous mutilation.
The unkindest cut.
Thus though the Hebrews were not a race, the males at least acquired a distinctiveness from other Semitic tribesmen who did not practice circumcision. Women, regarded as mere chattels, were spared this mutilation.
In this period of proto-Judaism, polygamous males acted as ‘priests’ for their extended families and kinship groups and exercised absolute authority over wives and children. At some point in the tenth century BC the Hebrews were completely overwhelmed by the more advanced Philistines, moving down from the north. Armed with iron weapons and deploying chariots the Philistines scattered the primitive Hebrew nomads into the hill country and a few austere places in the Jordan River valley.

The various Hebrew clans had no single warlord but were led by tribal elders and shamans. The backward Hebrews remained under the sway of their shamanic ‘judges’ to a much later date than neighbouring peoples. Theirs was a harsh culture of ‘scapegoat’ sacrifice and collective and inherited guilt (‘eye for an eye’ vengeance). As marginalised pastoralists they were acutely xenophobic and demonized the city dwellers and farmers. With the ebb and flow of empires over centuries, and the endless movement of peoples, we might have expected this marginal tribe to have passed into history, along with countless other peoples, assimilated into a greater multitude.

Sacred History
 
But we have a story, a tale of tribal fidelity – with frequent, and instructive, lapses – to a protector god Yahweh, who had chosen this ‘people’ as his very own. For them, he has a divine purpose. In particular, their migration into Canaan is given an heroic re-interpretation. No longer do we have piecemeal migration over centuries but a single glorious conquest by a cohesive people. The ‘idolatrous’ city dwellers (of ‘Jericho’, etc.) get their comeuppance and the whole land is promised to the Jews in perpetuity. They have, it would seem, arrived as a single group from Egypt, released from slavery by divine intervention.

The extraordinary thing about this ‘history’ - complete with verbatim dialogue between man and god - is that it was not written until more than a thousand years after the supposed events.
Records one historian,
"The first millennium of Jewish history as presented in the Bible has no empirical foundation whatsoever."
Cantor, The Sacred Chain, p 51.

The impressive race history, tracing the Jews (the people of Judah), back through Hebrews in Canaan and Israelites in Egypt, to a noble ancestor called Abraham (father, it seems, of all the races, including Greeks and Arabs!), and the whole melodramatic story of the Exodus, was concocted at a much later date, after the tribal leadership of these Judaean tribesmen had been taken into exile and had learned the rudiments of civilization from their Babylonian captors. This was not at the dawn of time but in the seventh century BC, when Greece was already a civilization and Carthage had a maritime empire.


Earliest Jewish writings:
9th century

There was no written Hebrew before the 9th century BC. At that time, the Hebrews adapted the Phoenician script.
Phoenician Alphabet (alternates)
The original Hebrew/Canaanite occupants of Palestine did pass into history. Many, including the so-called ‘lost tribes’ of Israel (those living in northern Palestine) were assimilated by Assyrian conquerors during the eighth century.

But the ‘victors’, a Persian-sponsored priesthood who settled in Judaea in the 6th century BC, wrote a sacred history, known to the Jews as the Torah (or Pentateuch ) and to the Christians as the first 'five books' of the Old Testament. Together with the 'Prophets' and 'Wisdom' literature this voluminous text purports to be an account of the trials and tribulations of the Jews through the previous two millennia. Rather oddly, its detail and obvious accuracy peters out the closer it approaches the time when it was actually written. Joshua, supposedly on the rampage in the thirteenth century BC gets vast reportage, whereas several 7th century kings known to history are omitted.
Indeed, the four hundred years between the last book of the Old Testament (the 5th century Malachi) and the first book of the New Testament echo in a biblical silence.

No biblical text gives the conquest of Palestine by Alexander the Great (in 323 BC) a mention. Ptolemaic Egypt’s loss of her Palestinian provinces to Syria in 198 BC is unrecorded. 'Minor' personages like Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great are overlooked. And the books of Maccabees – which should tell us the ‘recent’ story of the successful Jewish rebellion against Greek rule in the second century BC – are so blatantly filled with error and incoherence that even biblical editors shunted them into the ‘Apocrypha’ or omitted them entirely.
But of course we are not speaking of history but rather, of sacred testimony, designed to control, justify and inspire. 

Anyone can be factual. In the Bible we have a book with a purpose.

"Lachish Letters" – only first hand 'evidence' for the entire corpus of the Old Testament

A Few Bits of Crockery

"They have entered the land to lay waste ... strong is he who has come down. He lays waste."

The Lachish Letters (British Museum) – a collection of 21 pottery shards or 'ostraca'.

Found in the ruins of Tell ed-Duweir in the 1930s the fragments bear a few words of Hebrew relating to the fall of Judaean cities to the Babylonians in the 580s BC.
The letters are from outposts of Lachish to the city's military commander (a man named Ya'osh) and represent field reports monitoring the situation as the armies of Nebuchadnezzar closed in. 

Some writers find confirmation of the biblical 'Jeremiah' in these scraps (Letter XVI to be precise) though the reference could equally well have been to a 'Urijah'.

Sources:

Finkelstein and Silberman, The Bible Unearthed (Touchstone, 2002)
Paul Johnson, A History of the Jews (Phoenix Grant, 1987)
Dan Cohn-Sherbok, The Crucified Jew (Harper Collins,1992)
Henry Hart Milman, The History of the Jews (Everyman, 1939)
Josephus, The Jewish War (Penguin, 1959)
Leslie Houlden (Ed.), Judaism & Christianity (Routledge, 1988)
Karen Armstrong, A History of Jerusalem (Harper Collins, 1999)
Jonathan N. Tubb, Canaanites (British Museum Press, 1998)
Norman Cantor, The Sacred Chain - A History of the Jews (Harper Collins, 1994)
Thomas L. Thompson, The Bible in History (Pimlico, 2000)

Shlomo Sand, When and How Was the Jewish People Invented? (Resling, 2008)



NTS Notes:  As I have explained in previous articles, we are dealing with a people that base their entire history on nothing more than lies and falsehoods.   The facts are that there never was an "Exodus", or a "Passover" or even any "Solomon's Temple".   All those lies from their fraudulent Torah are nothing more than inventions by their scribes sometime in the 7th-8th centuries BC.

Today, we have these people going around and still calling themselves the "Chosen People" of their false god "Yahweh", when in fact, they have no real history at all.  Modern archaeology in the region of Palestine and Egypt has found no physical evidence of any of their biblical claims.   The fact is that there is none and there never was. 

I therefore again question how these so called "Chosen Ones" can continue to claim their rights to the land of Palestine through their fraudulent Bible/Torah writings, and continue stealing the land from the people that have the real rights to the region, the Palestinians themselves?  Modern research now shows that they have no "biblical" rights to that land at all!

More to come

NTS

10 comments:

Mouser said...

The white people of israel are Khazarians and they are not semitic.
I believe they are what the bible refers to as false jews. They and their relatives around the world are behaving like a synagogue of satan to the semitic Palestinians and to all who are not Khazarians.

I have been thinking about what is presently going on and the following is my take.

I believe the conquering of lands is taking place by paper. Those seeking to control the world have lent the separate countries 'money' at interest in order to put each country into unrepayable debt. All legalised by laws in each country. Gradually the debts will be called in by the lender and the governments of each country will have no legal choice but to 'sell' the land of the country to those who own the paper debt slips. All legal in each country. Once those conquering the world by paper have acquired all the land in each country they can declare that land off-limits to the former citizens. Agenda 21 comes directly to mind.

In the final result a handful of individual families will own all of the land on earth and all other people will be landless serfs, easily enslaved to work for food and shelter to the world owners.

Paper money and gold have no real value, but land that provides everthing needed to live is infinitely valuable. Own the land and the people are automatically under your full control.

Peace

Anonymous said...

consulting the lie factory for truthful information is a real no go...

it is impossible to find a "Jew" on Earth before the Letter "J" enters the English alphabet...

imagine a coke snortin' whoremongering DALLAS COWBOY at the Alamo...get a Kodak or Polaroid of that scene and you'll be able to put a Khazar "Proselyte" to Talmudic Judaism in the Old Testament...

consulting a Liar for truth is not logical...

The children of Israel are the white people Nations and while this is not consistent with the debunking of the so-called "Jewish" race {narrative} piece above, one must look at the "Results" of the "Results" oriented organization [Body of Lies]....

http://www.biblestudysite.com/factsarefacts.htm

undoing faulty logic, faulty analysis is not difficult....

think of the bread crumb trail...through multiple FOG BANKS [faux-Narrative{s} "History]

the lying pen of the scribe...

at least this piece used the word RACE....in the Talmudic Terrorist "Multicultural" moshpit there is no thought crime worse than studying the historical "advancement" of the White Race...

70 years of Talmudvision has produced a bumper crop of blooming idiots...

for another perspective on this ISSUE :

http://www.scribd.com/doc/43083011/Eustace-Mullins-The-Curse-of-Canaan

to broaden the scope:

Sitchin -
http://www.sitchin.com/ -

Velikosky - http://www.varchive.org/:

Tellinger :
http://www.michaeltellinger.com/

Willie Martin :
http://www.israelect.com/reference/Willie-Martin/was_index.html

Lady Renouf :
http://www.birobidjan.co.uk/

Khazar "Proselytes" to the stool sculpture deity cult....calling themselves "Jews" who engage in Identity Theft, real estate fraud, mass murder, terrorism, and HATE THE TRUTH SPEECH....and call themselves Israel are LIARS & Murderers....Just like Jesus declared @ John 8:44....a book of "Myths" right,...but Jesus was not speaking to Khazars in Yiddish in the Temple Treasury...

one might also avail themselves of a copy [1924] of Mackeys Encyclopedia of Freemasonry & Manley P. Halls' Secret Teachings of All Ages...both works rely heavily on the Talmudic "Jewish" version/narrative....which is based on a big fat lie...

just sayin'....sound, logical historically accurate conclusions are not based on "Jewish" myths that are based on Jewish Lies to thwart real results that benefit mankind....in Real Time.

dig that kol nidre thingy...

Davy

No More Myths said...

Exposing the fraudulent history of the Jews strikes at the root of the power of their mythology. Here is some more information on the subject:

Fables of Ancient Israel Now Being Dissected

Excerpt:

Be ready for a major upsetting of the apple cart. Unknown to almost all laymen, a huge number of scholars have quietly come together agreeing on a historical fact that will overturn the entirety of “court history” when all the facts they have gathered become widely known. They agree that the various tales of “ancient Israel” are largely fictional...

Read the rest:
http://barnesreview.org/pdf/TBR2007-no3-4-16.pdf

Much of the history of the Jews can be traced to Egypt, not Jerusalem, e.g.:

“The names given to characters in the Biblical Exodus account are generic. They were deliberately chosen to represent historical persons both in the time of the first Moses (Auibre/Hammurabi of the Late Middle Kingdom) and the time of the second Moses (Akhenaten of the Amarna Period).”
http://www.domainofman.com/book/chap-16.html

David

“………. the most significant fact of all in establishing the identity of David is that the biblical account of his campaigns matches in precise detail the accounts of the battles fought by Tuthmosis III,, whose details are to be found inscribed in the Annals, a 223-line document at the granite holy of holies the king built after his Year 40 (1439 BCE) at Karnak (modern Luxor) in Upper Egypt, on the east bank of the Nile opposite the Valley of the kings.”
http://calum33.multiply.com/tag/egypt


“Whence the idea of one-God may have come has already been shown, although the earlier Egyptians themselves may have received it from others. The figure of Moses himself, and his Law, both were taken from material already existing. The story of Moses’s discovery in the bulrushes was plainly borrowed from the much earlier legend (with which it is identical) of a king of Babylonia, Sargon the Elder, who lived between one and two thousand years before him; the Commandments much resemble earlier law codes of the Egyptians, Babylonians and Assyrians…”

Douglas Reed, The Controversy of Zion
http://www.kasjo.net/reeedcontrov.pdf

Forbidden Knowledge: the Bible’s Origins

Excerpt:

I understand that Genesis is _denying, refuting and challenging_ the Mesopotamian myths’ explanation of Who, What, Why, Where, When and How man came to made, what his purpose on earth is, and why he does not possess immortality. I understand that the Hebrews accomplished these denials or challenges by taking motifs and concepts from a variety of contradicting myths and giving them “new twists,” changed the names of the characters, the locations, and sequences of events. It is my understanding that the Hebrews were deliberately CHANGING _or_ RECASTING various motifs and concepts within these myths IN ORDER TO REFUTE, DENY, AND CHALLENGE THEM, hence the “reason why” there are _no_ individuals called Adam, Eve, the Serpent, Yahweh, Noah, Shem, Japheth and Ham appearing in _any_ of the Mesopotamian pre-biblical myths. This understanding explains why there appear to be “echoes” or “parallels” or “similarities” between Genesis and the Mesopotamian concepts and motifs regarding man’s creation. I do _not_ understand that the Hebrews are “copying” the Mesopotamian myths, they are _borrowing and recasting various motifs within them_ in order to _refute and deny them_ regarding why, when, where and how man came to be made, placed in a god’s garden, denied immortality and his destruction sought in a Flood. These “recastings” are accomplished primarily via the employment of “inversions” which, in effect, present a 180 degree counter-argument to the earlier mythic concepts of the Mesopotamians, as was penetratingly noted by the late Joseph Campbell in his four volume series of books exploring the mythologies of the world, ancient and modern, called The Masks of God (1959-1968).

http://www.bibleorigins.net/

No More Myths said...

Yah or Iah was a well known Moon God throughout the Ancient Middle East, whilst ‘Amen’ or ‘Ymn’ was another general name for the One God who appears in Egypt about the time of the first Shepherd Kings, named Hyksos by the Greeks…

Many will be familiar with the name YAHWEH, yet have no idea whatsoever that this is simply the plural form of the God, YAH or IAH.

According to Gerald Massey in his great work, ‘Ancient Egypt – Light of the World’ (1907), those who worshipped Iah/Io, became known as ‘Jews’:

” There was a religion of the god Іu or Iao in Egypt thirteen thousand years ago. That god was Atum-Ιu, born son of Ptah. He was the earliest father in heaven because he was the divine Ra in his primordial sovereignty. He is the god in two persons who was first figured as the sun upon the double horizon = the father in the west, the son in the east. This god went forth from Kam by several names and various routes. Those who worshipped him as Atum became the Adamites, the Edomites, the red men; those who worshipped him as Iao, Iah, or Іu became the Jews in many lands and these are the Jews of that world-wide dispersion recognized by Isaiah, which did not follow any known historical exodus from Egypt or captivity in Babylon, or migration from Palestine.

Read the rest:
http://calum33.multiply.com/journal/item/50/THE_REAL_JESUS

No More Myths said...

IN SEARCH OF ANCIENT ISRAEL

Excerpts:

In 1992 Philip R. Davies, a professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield, provoked a storm that still rages in academic circles by arguing that both archaeological evidence and clear thinking about the Bible narrative forced one to conclude that the Israel of the Bible never existed.

There was no historical Abraham, no real-life Moses, no Kingdom of David and Solomon. The Israel of the Bible, he argued, was a story-book fiction written as late as (even late) Persian times. Another author, Thomas L. Thompson, compared the Biblical story of ancient Israel with the myth of King Arthur and his kingdom of Camelot.
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Common Sense and Credulity

When was the Bible written? The answer to this is vital for understanding the origin of its stories (or history) about Israel. Scholars have traditionally assumed that two events in the Bible narrative give the vital clues about when it was written. But did they really happen? How do we know? Or are we again arguing in a circle? Are we being a bit credulous and lacking commonsense to think they really did?


Did These 2 Key Events Really Happen?

EVENT 1: The Babylonian Captivity

The most well-known of these events is the King of Babylon sending the Jews into exile. The common image has been of Jewish captives carrying their scrolls of their history and traditions as they are forced to walk to Babylonia where they will become as slaves. Once in Babylonia they take time to reflect on their past sins that led to their exile and collectively repent and pine and ache to return again and do everything right this time. While in captivity their scribes are imagined to have written up the final form of their books recording their history and laws in order to preserve their national and racial identity and strengthen their faith in their God. Then when the time was right, with their first edition of the Bible in hand, they would all return back to Palestine more zealous to obey their God than ever before.

It is a very romantic picture and has nothing in common with what we know about mass deportations and the enslaving of conquered peoples in ancient times. The whole point of deporting populations into slavery in foreign lands was, firstly, to smash any sense of identity and organization they once had as a people to render them incapable of ever rebelling; and secondly, to reorganize economic resources.
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EVENT 2: Discovery of the Book of the Covenant and the Reforms of Josiah

The other presumed historical period was the discovery of "a book of the covenant" in the Jerusalem Temple that led to the reforms of King Josiah. The only evidence that such a book was ever discovered and that this king ever existed or enacted these reforms is the story itself found in 2 Kings 22-23.
...
If such a story as this were found anywhere except in the Bible it would simply lack credibility. Readers would assume it was a fable.

Read the rest:
http://vridar.info/bibarch/arch/index.htm

No More Myths said...

Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus: Hellenistic Histories and the Date of the Pentateuch
by Russell E. Gmirkin


Overview

Berossus and Genesis, Manetho and Exodus proposes a provocative new theory regarding the date and circumstances of the composition of the Pentateuch. Gmirkin argues that the Hebrew Pentateuch was composed in its entirety about 273–272 BCE by Jewish scholars at Alexandria that later traditions credited with the Septuagint translation of the Pentateuch into Greek. The primary evidence is literary dependence of Gen. 1–11 on Berossus’ Babyloniaca (278 BCE) and of the Exodus story on Manetho’s Aegyptiaca (c. 285–280 BCE), and the geo-political data contained in the Table of Nations. A number of indications point to a provenance of Alexandria, Egypt for at least some portions of the Pentateuch. That the Pentateuch, drawing on literary sources found at the Great Library of Alexandria, was composed at almost the same date as the Septuagint translation, provides compelling evidence for some level of communication and collaboration between the authors of the Pentateuch and the Septuagint scholars at Alexandria’s Museum. The late date of the Pentateuch, as demonstrated by literary dependence on Berossus and Manetho, has two important consequences: the definitive overthrow of the chronological framework of the Documentary Hypothesis, and a late, third century BCE date for major portions of the Hebrew Bible which show literary dependence on the Pentateuch.

http://www.logos.com/product/8763/berossus-and-genesis-manetho-and-exodus-hellenistic-histories-and-the-date-of-the-pentateuch

No More Myths said...

To give credence to their book of lies, the jews created this:

A sophisticated forgery classic: the Letter of Aristeas

Date: probably 2nd century b.c.e.

Purpose: to explain the origin of the Greek version of the Old Testament or Jewish Bible, the Septuagint, the LXX.

Contents:

1. Librarian of the Egyptian Alexandrian library, Demetrius, writes to his king Ptolemy Philadelphus “about acquisitions policy”. He points out that the library lacks a copy of the “Books of the Laws of the Jews”, and that the only extant ones are in Hebrew and of inferior quality since they have not had royal warrant to guarantee their accurate transmission.
2. The king responds giving Demetrius permission to ask the Jewish high priest, Eleazar, to send 6 representatives from each of the twelve tribes of Israel “to prepare a perfect, official translation.”
3. The letter defends the ritual codes of the Jews in the Law, explaining that these are all allegories for deeper philosophical conduct and are not meant to be interpreted literally. The ethical standards of the Book are praised.
4. The letter concludes with the acceptance of the new translation by all the Jews at Alexandria.

Evidence of forgery:

The Demetrius in question was never the librarian of the Alexandrian library under Ptolemy Philadelphus (who disliked him). Grafton cites Pfeiffer, History, 100-101 for other errors as well, but I have not yet had a chance to consult this.

Sophistication of the lie:

The author uses the methods that Alexandrian critics had developed to correct texts and detect fakes to make his own text seem all the more credible.

Example:

1. he uses the allegorical method to “explain away” or justify the crude dietary and other ritualistic codes of the Jews just as other contemporary scholars had used allegory to rationalize the more barbaric and tasteless sections of Homer.
2. he discusses how the correct translations were arrived at in part through standard textual criticism — collating all the variant manuscripts and emendations available — to suggest the most scholarly methods of determining accuracy were used and to strengthen the credibility of his narrative
3. rather than just tell a narrative story about the negotiations between Demetrius and Ptolemy, he “quotes word for word” from Demetrius’ memorandum. Adding a touch of realism like this (a lie within a lie) enhances the credibility of his letter.
4. he writes for two audiences: for Jews of Palestine to demonstrate that the Greek translation is superior to their Hebrew version; for gentiles to demonstrate that the Jewish ritual laws are not meaningless but allegorical philosophical codes.
5. his motive is not money, but a desire to assert the spiritual authority of the Septuagint over the Hebrew bible.

Grafton comments that this forgery is one of the most complex to survive, but it is really but one example of a very large population. “The early Christians produced them by the dozen” (p.17)

Read the rest:
http://vridar.wordpress.com/2009/07/04/forgery-in-the-ancient-world/

In order to explain why ancient historians hadn’t written about the invented jewish history, the Letter of Aristeas states:

“The books of the law of the Jews (with some few others) are absent from the library. They are written in the Hebrew characters and language and have been carelessly interpreted, and do not represent the original text as I am informed by those who know; for they have never had a king’s care to protect them. It is necessary that these should be made accurate for your library since the law which they contain, in as much as it is of divine origin, is full of wisdom and free from all blemish. For this reason literary men and poets and the mass of historical writers have held aloof from referring to these books and the men who have lived and are living in accordance with them, because their conception of life is so sacred and religious, as Hecataeus of Abdera says.”

No More Myths said...

Solomon, the quintessential Jewish wiseguy, allegedly ruled over a great empire and built a fabulous temple in Jerusalem, but archeologists have not found a trace of evidence to support the Hebrew myth.

To learn who Solomon really was and where the temple was located, go here:

THE OFFERING TABLES OF THE KING SOLOMON
http://calum33.multiply.com/tag/solomon

Scroll down the page for links to a nine part series of articles about King Solomon.

Excerpts:

Despite his great renown in the Bible, there isn't one shred of historical evidence that a King Solomon ever existed in the land that is now the Israel of the 21st Century.

His fame is such that like other biblical names, it is a translation or substitution hiding his real identity.

However when we relocate the search to Egypt, there is so much that cannot be ignored. In fact there can be no doubt at all that King Solomon was the Pharaoh Amenhotep III AND in some biblical verses his son Amenhotep IV who was also known as Akhenaten.
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Solomon's Wives and Concubines

1 Kings 11:3 -"And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines.."

Seven hundred wives has to be only in the wild imagination of the biblical scribe. Concubines are numbered separately, so the wives cannot be just ladies of his Harem, unless there was some kind of grading within that part of his palace. Just imagine the continual marriage ceremonies. Since his reign lasted almost 40 years that would be nearly 18 marriages for every years of his rule.

We do know the names of some wives, especially his number one wife, Queen Etiye and we'll have a look at these in a moment. The concubines are easily found in historical fact, so we'll deal with these first.

A total of Five Commemorative Scarabs have been found that mention Marriages of Ymn Htp III with foreign princesses.
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Solomon's Palaces
Koran - The Chapter of The Ant - 27 Mecca - (E H Palmer translation) "And it was said to her, 'Enter the court;' and when she saw it, she reckoned it to be an abyss of water, and she uncovered her legs. Said he, 'Verily, it is a court paved with glass!' "

Now this is a very strong piece of evidence - ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE FOUND FRAGMENTS OF GLAZED TILES THAT REPRESENTED WATER AND SOME WITH PICTURES OF SWIMMING DUCKS AND FISH. WALL AND CEILING MURALS SHOWED BIRDS FLYING. BUT ONLY IN THE RUINS OF THE PALACE OF YMNHTP III AT MALQATA ON THE WEST BANK OF THE NILE FROM LUXOR
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Solomon's Reign
1 Kings 11:42 -"He was king in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years."
Amenhotep III was King of both Egypt and the land that became Israel. It is now generally accepted that his reign lasted from 1382 BCE to 1344BCE, and according to the historian Manetho, his rule lasted for 38 years and 7 months.

No More Myths said...

The pagan origins of Judaism:

The Ancient Israelites
barnesreview.org/pdf/TBR2006-no3.pdf

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Mt Sinai Discovered
by Ralph Ellis

The search for the biblical Mt Sinai has been an enduring facet of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and its location has been reported as being in locations as remote as the Sinai peninsular and the deserts of Saudi Arabia. But why should this mountain be so important to the three Judaic religions, and how did its location become to be forgotten?

The answer to the first question is relatively easy to answer, Mt Sinai was the location where Moses spoke to god, indeed it was rumoured that the Israelite god actually lived inside this mountain. The second question, however, is more difficult. Here is the most sacred mountain of the Israelites, the home of their all-powerful god, and someone simply forgot where it was! The scenario is simply not credible. But if such an important location was not forgotten, then it must have been deliberately mislaid or covered up - but such reasoning by definition presupposes that there was something to hide.

So what, in this case, were the Israelite leadership trying to hide from us?...
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The truth that lies below the surface of the Torah, Bible and Koran, is that the Israelite people were a very influential faction in Lower Egypt during the thirteenth to seventeenth dynasties of Egypt. They were a substantially Egyptianised people and one of their main functions was the control and supervision of the religious ceremonies upon the Giza plateau. The Israelites achieved this powerful position through the slaughter of the original supervisors of the Giza plateau - a military campaign that is still preserved in the biblical account of the defeat of the Troglodytes (Horim) by the patriarch Esau (the brother of Jacob). The Bible is strangely silent on why the Israelites would want to slaughter a tribe of lowly Troglodytes, but the fact that these cave dwellers were actually a very influential tribe who controlled access to the sacred chambers of the Giza pyramids makes the whole scenario much more comprehensible. With the defeat of the Troglodytes, the Israelites had become the Guardians of the Giza Plateau and the associated sacred chambers of the pyramids. The sacred Israelite 'mountain' that held their all-powerful deity was called Sinai - the Great Pyramid.

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