Is Israel really the land of the Bible?

 Monday, 8 February 2016

Fascinating stuff, finding Jewish Torah and biblical place names in western Arabia and why shouldn’t there be? We know that civilization migrated out of Sumer into Egypt, then into Israel, and the rest of the world from there. The interesting thing is though is what lies between Sumer and Egypt; western Arabia. Here’s the thing though, the Christian bible has always been the go to thing for historical data, in every instance as we’ve seen the writers of the bible have it all wrong.

In a recent article, we wrote about conspiracies and how they can be big or small; the one perpetrated on us by the Christian church is huge. The bible was written during a period of history called the dark ages, and they were dark indeed. Most of the bible was written to instill fear into the uneducated masses, for people who couldn’t read or write, and even if they could, it was written in Latin, which most folks couldn’t read or write anyway. So for most of 800 years the bible became the accepted story of how we were created, the places in the bible were real, and gradually Sumer became a myth.

A myth that is until the blessed prophet Muhammad came along and started getting a truer version of events out there. In today’s world, we find Muslim fundamentalism repugnant and think that Islam desperately needs to get its house in order. That being said, and after having met and spoken with many Muslims, we believe that Islam is a far more honest form of worship.

It would seem that our Templars felt much the same way, if they weren’t actually Muslim, they were definitely educated and sympathetic enough to be allowed into Mecca, which in 1000 AD and as now, carried a death sentence if you weren’t. In our last article, we posed the question, what was the corner stone of the Temple Mount doing in Mecca? Well it would seem that Jerusalem and Mecca are the same.

Yeah and chickens have lips and snakes can fly I hear you saying. Fair enough but consider, the late incredible scholar Zacharia Sitchen suggests that when the ANNUNAKI were active in Sumer, a tiny little village called Jerusalem was to the ANNUNAKI what Houston is to NASA. Remember the word Kybela? The word translates as Great Mother of the Gods, and she of course is ANTI, the wife of ANU, king of Nibiru, the home planet of the ANNUNAKI. Therefore, the fog begins to clear as to why a stone in a temple should be so aaaalllll important.

 So why is Mecca called Mecca and not Jerusalem? I’ll work on an answer to that but for now; I suggest that it’s probably politics. Toronto used to have a suburb called the City of Scarborough, a few years back all of Toronto’s five city suburbs amalgamated into one huge city called Toronto.

Kamal Salibi wrote three books advocating the controversial “Israel in Arabia” theory. In this view, the place names of the Hebrew Bible actually allude to places in southwest Arabia; many of them were later reinterpreted to refer to places in Palestine, when the Arabian Hebrews migrated to what is now called Eretz Israel, and where they established the Hasmonean kingdom under Simon Maccabaeus in the second century B.C. In this new Israel, they switched from Hebrew to Aramaic. It was this switch in language that created the confusions that lead to the distortion of the immigrants’ stories. He also argued that ‘Lebanon’ itself in high antiquity was a place in the Arabian Peninsula

The (literally) central identification of the theory is that the geographical feature referred to as הירדן, the “Jordan”, which is usually taken to refer to the Jordan River, although never actually described as a “river” in the Hebrew text, actually means the great West Arabian Escarpment, known as the Sarawat Mountains. The area of ancient Israel is then identified with the land on either side of the southern section of the escarpment that is, the southern Hejaz and ‘Asir, from Ta’if down to the border with Yemen.

The theory has not been widely accepted anywhere, and, according to Itamar Rabinowitz, had embarrassed many of his colleagues. Rabinowitz discounts anti-Semitism as the impetus for the book because Salibi “was not a sworn enemy of Israel or Zionism.” He speculates, however, that it might’ve been “an intellectual exercise” for Salibi, whom he considers a “top historian.” Several academic reviewers criticized Cape for having accepted “The Bible Came from Arabia” for publication.

Salibi argued that early epigraphic evidence used to vindicate the Biblical stories has been misread. Mesha, the Moabite ruler who celebrated a victory over the kingdom of Israel in a stone inscription, the Mesha stele found in 1868, was, according to Salibi, an Arabian, and Moab was a village ‘south (yemen) of Rabin’ near Mecca. The words translated ‘many days’ actually meant ‘south of Rabin’ He shared the view of such scholars as Thomas L. Thompson that there is a severe mismatch between the Biblical narrative and the archaeological findings in Palestine. Thompson’s explanation was to discount the Bible as literal history but Salibi’s was to locate the center of Jewish culture further south.

His theory has been both attacked and supported for its supposed implications for modern political affairs, although Salibi himself made no such connection. Tudor Parfitt wrote “It is dangerous because Salibi’s ideas have all sorts of implications, not least in terms of the legitimacy of the State of Israel”.

The location of the Promised Land is discussed in chapter 15 of “The Bible Came from Arabia”. Salibi argued that the description in the Bible is of an extensive tract of land, substantially larger than Palestine, which includes a very varied landscape, ranging from well-watered mountaintops via fertile valleys and foothills to lowland deserts. In the southern part of Arabia, there are recently active volcanoes, near to which are, presumably, the buried remains of Sodom and Gomorrah.

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