the Greeks Israelites?
the Greeks Israelites? Why does the New Testament use the phrase "Jew
and Greek" so often? Did Greek mythology come from the Bible? Were
the Spartans related to Abraham? Was Samson the legendary Hercules? Were
Jason and the Argonauts Danites? Was Sybil an Israelite prophetess?
In the New Testament the word "Hellen" occurs 32 times and is
translated "GREEK" 26 times and "GENTILE" 6 times.
It is never translated "NON-ISRAELITE." Therefore "Hellen"
can refer to Israelite people.. For instance, John 7:35 says, "will
He go to the DISPERSED among the gentiles ("hellen"), and teach
the gentiles" ("hellen"). The word "hellen" here
must mean ISRAELITE Greeks in the second instance because Christ said,
"I am not sent but unto the LOST SHEEP of the house of ISRAEL"
(Matt.15:24). First Corinthians 10:32 says, "Give none offense, neither
to the JEWS, nor the gentiles ("hellen"), nor to the church
of God." "Hellen" could mean ISRAELITE or non-Israelite
here. Paul was writing a letter to the Corinthians in Greece and there
were three types of people who lived there. In Romans 1:16 and 2:9-10
we find the phrase "to the JEW first, and also to the gentile"
used three times. In each case it should be translated "to the JEW
first, and also to the Greek" ("Hellen"). "Hellen"
means ISRAELITE here.
"Jew and Greek"
In the Old Testament the subject was the "House of JUDAH" and
the "House of ISRAEL." In the New Testament the subject is "JEW"
and "GREEK." Why GREEK? Why not Chinese, African, or Indian?
Because many of the DISPERSED ISRAELITES were living in GREECE! God commanded
Amos to "Go, Prophesy unto my people ISRAEL" (Amos 7:14-15)
-- not "gentiles." God commissioned Micah "to declare ...
to ISRAEL his sin" (Micah 3:8). Ezekiel was told, "Son of man,
I send thee to the children of ISRAEL" (Ez.2:3). Christ said, "I
was not sent but unto the LOST SHEEP of the HOUSE of ISRAEL" (Matt.15:24).
Christ told his disciples, "Go not into the way of the Gentiles,
and into any city of the Samaritans enter not; But go, rather, to the
LOST SHEEP of the HOUSE of ISRAEL" (Matt.10:5-6).
When the New Testament speaks of the "ELECT" and the "fore-ordained,"
the Old Testament defines these terms as ISRAEL. "YOU ONLY have I
known of ALL the FAMILIES of the EARTH" (Amos 3:2). "And I will
bring forth a seed out of JACOB, and out of JUDAH an inheritor of My mountains:
and mine ELECT shall inherit, and My servants shall dwell there"
(Isa. 65:9-10). Therefore the GREEKS must have been ISRAELITES.
Spartans Are Abraham's Kindred
In1 Maccabees 12:20-22 we read that the SPARTANS and JEWS are both ABRAHAM'S
children. Josephus repeats this episode and adds an important detail:
"Areus, King of the Lacedemonians, to Onias, sendeth greeting ...
we have discovered that both the JEWS and the Lacedemonians (SPARTANS)
are of one stock, and are derived from the kindred of ABRAHAM ... This
letter is four-square; and the seal is an EAGLE, with a DRAGON in his
claws"(Ant.12:4:10). That is the tribal emblem of DAN!
We know that the beautiful Greek sculptures are of CAUCASIAN human forms.
GREECE was originally Japhetic, but later at the time of Plato, Aristotle
and Alexander the Great it was CAUCASIAN. This is where many of the missing
Israelites went. Also in Josephus' Antiquities 14:10:22 we read that the
ancestors of the city of PERGAMUS were always FRIENDS to the JEWS even
in the time of Abraham (see also Ant.13:5:8 & Wars 1:26:1). The "DISPERSED
among the GREEKS" (John 7:35) had to be ISRAELITES. See also 2 Esdras
13:40-45. All Greeks were called "DANAANS" by Homer (Strabo
12:8:7) even though many were merely PELEG'S branch (Strabo 8:6:9) and
not necessarily DANITE Israel. Herodotus 5:58 says "the Phoenicians
(Israelites) who came with Cadmus ... introduced into Greece ... a great
variety of arts, among the rest that of WRITING ... Now the Greeks who
dwelt about those parts at that time were chiefly Ionians (Javan -- Ez.
27:19)." No wonder the names of the letters of the Greek alphabet
are almost identical to the Hebrew. Aleph became Alpha, Beth became Beta,
Gimel became Gamma, Daleth became Delta. Anciently the two alphabets looked
almost identical (p.14, Waddell's Aryan Origin Of The Alphabet).
According to the rabbis, the ten tribes migrated beyond the River SAMBATYON
that only flows six days a week (Genesis Rabba 11:5). This phenomenon
is characteristic of the Bosporus due to southwest winds that cause the
water to pile up about once a week. Strabo noticed this phenomenon too
(Geog. 1:3:12). Thus the SAMBATYON is the YAM BITHYON (Sea of Bithynia).
The ancient Hebrew letters "Y" and "S" both had a
vertical stroke and three horizontal strokes. This means Israel was in
According to Joel 3:4-8, TYRE sold part of JUDAH to GREECE in slavery.
God prophesied that these GREEK JEWS would REPAY TYRE by selling their
children. This actually happened when SPARTA (JEWISH) was led by Alexander
the Great on his Persian expedition. He demolished old TYRE and with the
rubble built a causeway to reach the island of New TYRE. Thirty thousand
TYRIANS were sold as slaves to SHEBA. But the point is this prophecy required
JEWS to be living in GREECE.
Lost Ten Tribes
Christ "came unto his own (JEWS); and his own (JEWS) received him
not" (John 1:11). Christ prophesied regarding this nation of Jews
by saying "Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever. And presently
the fig tree withered away" (Matt.21:19). His interpretation is,
"The Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation
bringing forth the fruits thereof" (Matt.21:43). This is why it is
so hard for Jews to believe in Yeshua the Messiah. "His CITIZENS
(JEWS) hated him" but his "TEN SERVANTS" were more profitable
(Luke 19:11-27). These "TEN VIRGINS" (Matt.25) or "TEN
PIECES of SILVER" (Luke 15:8) or "TEN LEPERS" (Luke 17:12)
all refer to the TEN LOST TRIBES.
The Kingdom of God (New Testament gospel) was given to LOST ISRAEL. Christ said, "Other sheep I have, that are not of this fold (LOST
TEN TRIBES); them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice"
(John 10:16). Jesus said, "I am not sent but to the LOST SHEEP of
the house of ISRAEL" (Matt.15:24). Israel is "a SCATTERED SHEEP"
(Jer.50:17). Christ told his disciples, "go not in the way of the
gentiles, and in the cities of the Samaritans enter not, but go ye rather
to the LOST SHEEP of the house of ISRAEL" (Matt.10:6). This is the
other fold "because he would KEEP the OATH which he had sworn unto
your fathers (because of their obedience to God)" (Deut.7:7-8). It
was an UNCONDITIONAL promise to help Abraham's physical descendants (Caucasians)
The apostle James obeyed Christ and wrote his epistle "to the TWELVE
TRIBES which are SCATTERED abroad, greetings" (James 1:1). Peter
also obeyed Christ and wrote "to the strangers (SOJOURNERS) SCATTERED
throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia (Minor), and Bithynia, Elect
according to the foreknowledge of God" (1 Pet. 1:1-2). These are
all areas of TURKEY. The RSV says "To the EXILES of the DISPERSION."
Peter was the "apostle to the circumcision" (Gal.2:7). These
must have therefore been areas of ISRAELITE settlements. What "dispersion?"
The Assyrian captivity and deportation of ISRAEL beginning in 745 B.C.
In 1 Peter 1:3 Peter tells the "strangers" of northern Turkey
that "God ... according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us AGAIN."
But why say "AGAIN" if they were not previously HIS PEOPLE?
In 1 Peter 2:9-10, Peter applies the "kingdom of priests" and
"holy nation" of Exodus 19:6 and the "Lo-ammi" and
"sons of the Living God" of Hosea 1:9-10 -- which all refer
to ISRAELITES -- to these "strangers" of northern Turkey. He
calls them "a CHOSEN generation, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, an HOLY NATION,
a PECULIAR people" (1 Pet. 2:9). Peter quotes from Hosea who called
ISRAEL "unpitied" and "not my people" (1:6,9) when
he says, "Who in time past were NOT A PEOPLE ("divorced"
"scattered" "lost") but are now the people of God
("found" "redeemed"); who had NOT OBTAINED MERCY but
now have obtained mercy" (1 Pet. 2:10). This proves he was talking
to the LOST TEN TRIBES -- not Jews or gentiles.
Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:1-2 says "BRETHREN ... ALL OUR FATHERS were
under the cloud and all passed through the sea; and were all baptised
unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea." Paul's epistle to the ROMANS
is addressed to "the CALLED of Jesus Christ" (Rom.1:6), but
that same Jesus Christ had said that he "was not sent but unto the
LOST SHEEP of the house of ISRAEL" (Matt.15:24). The supreme ROMAN
God was called JOVE (or Jupiter). The proper pronunciation of JOVE is
"YO-VEY" which is a variation of "YAHWEH." Paul, the
apostle to the "uncircumcised" (Gal.2:7), visited "uncircumcised"
ISRAELITES (Acts 9:15). Notice that Paul wrote to the uncircumcised Romans,"Abraham
OUR father as pertaining to the flesh" (Rom.4:1) and "Abraham,
who is the father of US all" (Rom.4:16), so these Romans were of
Abraham. They were not Africans or Chinese. In Acts 13:46 he said to the
Jews, "It was necessary that the word of God should first have been
spoken to you; but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy
of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the gentiles" (nations of ISRAELITES).
Paul wrote the book of HEBREWS to HEBREWS. He spoke to his audience in
the HEBREW language in Acts 21:40. Paul was the apostle to the gentiles
(nations of ISRAEL) who were pagan or "uncircumcised" in religion
and had completed his mission (Acts 9:15) to them thoroughly by the time
of his death (2 Tim.4:7) and had visited all of them. They must have been
the LOST TEN TRIBES of ISRAEL. He never went to China, India or Africa.
He only went to Greece, Illyrica (Balkans), Tarshish (Spain), Rome, and
Asia Minor (Turkey) according to the Bible -- where SCATTERED Israelites
lived. From Babylon, Daniel wrote, "to the men of Judah, and to the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all ISRAEL that are near, and that
are FAR OFF, through ALL THE COUNTRIES whither thou hast driven them"
(Dan.9:7). Jeremiah 30:11 mentions "ALL NATIONS to which I have scattered
thee." The Austrian Chronicle, a middle-ages documentary, says the
first people to settle in Austria were ABRAHAM'S descendants. Paul wrote
Romans 9-11, which is the section concerning salvation of "gentiles,"
not to gentiles, but to ISRAELITES. This becomes plain in Romans 9:25
where Paul quotes Hosea 1:10 which refers to the "House of ISRAEL,"
not gentiles. Paul says there is no difference between JEW and GREEK in
Romans 10:12 so this verse also indicates he is talking about TWO ISRAELITE
PEOPLES. Finally, the OLIVE TREE Paul mentions in these chapters is a
symbol of the House of ISRAEL and the House of JUDAH (Jer.11:16-17) --
not "heathen" nations . A WILD OLIVE TREE is still an OLIVE
TREE (Rom. 11:17). It's just "UNCIRCUMCISED." The Greek of Romans
11:25, translated "the fulness of the Gentiles" is the exact
equivalent of the words of Jacob in Genesis 48:19 Iin which Ephraim should
become and is becoming a "multitude of nations."
Greek traditions tell us that "the chiefs of the DORIANS are really
genuine Egyptians" (Her. 6:53).They were Manasseh from"DOR and
her towns" (Joshua 17:11). Cecrops came from Egypt and founded ATHENS;
"Certain of the rulers of ATHENS were originally Egyptians"
(DiodorusSiculus1:28:6). Danaus came from Egypt to ARGOS and Darda (KJV
margin of 1 Chr.2:6), called Dardanus by Josephus, was the Egyptian founder
of TROY (and the Kingdom of Priam) on the southern shore of the strait
called "DARDANELLES." Cadmus came from Egypt and founded THEBES
in Boeotia and also migrated to THESSALY (Strabo 9:2:3). Cadmus was the
great grandson of Chalcol (1 Ki.4:31; 1 Ch.3:6), brother of Darda, who
was the great great grandson of Judah. The Milesian royal family came
from Crete to MILETUS. CRETE was Jewish (Tacitus' History 5:2) and gave
their laws to SPARTA (Her.1:65). Agenor and Phoenix also led colonies
from Phoenicia to Greece
We read concerning the battle of Marathon and the Council of War: "TEN
were the generals who were annually elected at Athens, one for each of
the local TRIBES into which the Athenians were divided. Each general led
the men of his own TRIBE, and each was vested with equal military authority"
(LOST TEN TRIBES). At the battle of Marathon, in the Persian army, were
the SACAE: "In the center of the Persian army, where the native Persians
and the SACAE fought, they succeeded in breaking through the weakened
part of the Athenian phalanx ... Aristides and Themistocles renewed the
fight with their reorganized troops, and the full force of the Greeks
was brought into close action with the Persian and SACAEAN divisions of
the enemy." We see here that the SACAE, or Saxons, came from Asia
to aid the Persians to overthrow the Greeks, their own brethren,, and
nearly succeeded. After the battle of Marathon: "TEN columns were
erected on the spot, one for each of the Athenian TRIBES, and on the monumental
column of each TRIBE were graven the names of those of its members whose
glory it was to have fallen in the great battle of liberation." Of
the battle of Thermopylae, B.C. 480, we read: "Of those in ships
from Asia, amounting to 1,207, originally the whole number of the several
nations was 241,400 men, allowing 200 to each ship; and on these ships
thirty Persians, Medes and SACAE served as MARINES, in addition to the
native crews of each." If ten SAXONS were on each ship, there must
have been 12,000 able SAXON sailors. Xenophen, on retreating with his
Ten Thousand, used the HOLLOW SQUARE, which his ancestors, Israelites,
had used from the days of Moses during the 40 years in the wilderness
when three tribes marched on the east, three on the west, three on the
north, and three on the south. This is the origin of the BRITISH SQUARE.
Xenophon says, "And on the next day the Greeks formed in a HOLLOW
SQUARE, the baggage in the center, and began their retreat. When Xenophon
led his Ten Thousand through SCYTHIA, they were well treated, as if the
SCYTHIANS knew them. We read in Great Events that "in the Persian
ranks at the battle of Arbela there were DAAN cavalry, who were grouped
with the Bactrian SIKHS (another name for Sachs or Sacae) ... Darius had
in his ranks those called SACIANS and SACESINAE with whom were associated
a host of SCYTHIAN cavalry." The Persian king put the DAAN, SACAE
and SCYTHS all together because they were all one people and spoke one
language and had kinship bonds. We read that at Arbela, Alexander arranged
his army to be able to form "into a HOLLOW SQUARE." At Arbela,
Alexander's archer's were called "Brinson's MACEDONIAN Archers."
Was Samson the Legendary Hercules?
Was SAMSON the legendary Hercules? "Heraclim" means " traders"
in Hebrew"and the Heraclidae descended from Hercules and a female
slave, JARDANUS" (Her. Clio, sec. 7). DAN'S adventure to the source
of the JORDAN is the subject of Judges 18, and these DANITES came from
the home of SAMSON, Zorah and Eshtaol (verse 2 and 13:1-25). The "DANOI"
of Egypt sailed to Greece and settled in a region called ARGOS and it
is interesting that Hercules came fromARGOS himself.The story of SAMSON
will account for the TWO PILLARS set up in the Temple of Hercules if they
commemorate his collapse of the Philistine Temple. Herodotus describes
the Tyrian Hercules (Her. 2:44) in terms which resemble the DANITE SAMSON.
1. Hercules escaped from the clutches of a symbolic woman called "Pleasure"
just as SAMSON got himself involved with the HARLOTS of Canaan and did
finally overcome. 2. One of the 12 labors Hercules was ordered to perform
by the Oracle of Delphi was to slay a lion with his bare hands. In Judges
13:6, we read that Samson TORE a LION in TWO. 3. Another labor of Hercules
involved his live capture of a wild animal, which he brought home and
threw at the feet of Eurystheus. In Judges 15:4, SAMSON CAPTURED wild
animals also (FOXES).4. Hercules being apprehended by the Egyptians, was
led in procession as a sacrifice to Jupiter; and the PHILISTINES proclaimed
a FEAST to offer a great SACRIFICE to Dagon, their god, and to rejoice
because SAMSON was delivered into their hands. 5. While Hercules stood
at the altar he remained quiet for a season, and so did SAMSON when his
STRENGTH DEPARTED from him. 6. But in a short time Hercules returned to
his strength and slew all the Egyptians. SAMSON collapsed the temple KILLING
Philistines. Concerning the ritual used in the worship of the Tyrian Hercules,
there are a number of parallels with LEVITICAL LAW and the SAMSON of scripture.
1. For instance, the total DISUSE of IMAGES, 2. the PROHIBITION of SWINE
in sacrifice, 3. the HABIT of the priest, the embroidered stole, etc.,
the NAKED FEET, and the strict CHASTITY exacted from him, 4. the FIRE
EVER BURNING on the altar 5. the EXCLUSION of WOMEN from the Temple, and
6. the SHAVEN HEAD of the priest. Don't these practices remind us of the
treachery of DELILAH and the loss of SAMSON'S HAIR? Appian, Arrian and
Diodorus Siculus acknowledge these to have been PHOENICIAN rites, and
different from any observed among the Greeks.
Were Jason and the Argonauts Danites?
The last of the Danai came into Greece about the very time of the oppression
of Jabin, King of Canaan, when we are told (Judges 5:17) that Dan remained
in his ships and Asher in his seaports about 1285 B.C. Dan's trading with
Greece is recorded in Ezekiel 27:19. Euripides and Strabo tell us that
"DANAUS, having arrived in ARGOS (Greece), made a law that those
who had borne the name Pelasgoitae (throughout Greece) should be called
DANAI" (Strabo 5:2:4; cp. Judges 18:25-29). "Homer calls the
whole of Greece ARGOS (from Heb. "ragos" to move ), for he calls
all ARGIVES, as he calls them DANAI and Achaei" (Strabo 8:6:5). Gladstone
classifies the Greeks as DANAOI (soldiers), ARGAOI (engaged in tillage)
and Achaioi (aristocracy). ARGOS, the first city of the DANAI, stood with
two others, Mycene and Tiryns. Tiryns comes from Tyre, just as the DANASTER
(Dneister) is sometimes called the Tyras (Her. 4:51; Strabo 7:1:1), and
the people there are called Tyritae. Turin Italy also. It seems reasonable
that DANITES of ISRAEL and Canaanites of Tyre had such close relations
that the names of Tyre and DAN were used indiscriminately. Those who went
forth from ARGOS and subdued other parts of Greece are spoken of as Heraclidae,
or the descendants of Hercules. ARGOZ is Hebrew for a portable CHEST (merchant
ship in commerce and trade). The seige of Troy was about 100 years after
SAMSON'S time. From the Heraclidae came the Lacedaemonians whose capital
was Sparta. Thus Agamemnon, who was the chosen commander-in-chief of all
the Greeks proceeding to the Siege of Troy, was King of ARGOS and Mycene,
and his brother Menelaus was king of Sparta, the capital of Lacedaemon.
Herodotus 4:147 calls Theras, regent of Lacedaemon, a CADMAEAN and PHOENICIAN
meaning Egyptian and Phoenician. The only way to be both was to be an
ISRAELITE. The Phoenicians always claimed to have come from the RED SEA.
DAN overflowed into PHOENICIA from the mountain sources of ISRAEL'S river
(Nahr el ed-DAN, then lower down Yar-DAN). The glory of Tyre and Sidon
and their "Phoenician colonizing enterprise," is due to the
presence of DAN. The name "MACEDONIANS" means "Fighting
DANS." The Argonautic expedition was carried out by DAN into the
Black Sea when they went in search of the "Golden Fleece." These
Heraclidae (Heb. "traders" of DAN) founded the colony of COLCHIS
on the eastern shore of the Black Sea. They sailed through the Black Sea,
the Sea of Azov, and then into the northern riverways where they arrived
in the Baltic and met their brothers the DANS of DENMARK. They also visited
Briton and JASON and his ARGONAUTS visited Ireland about 1293 B.C.and
then sailed south through the Pillars of Hercules (Strait of Gibraltar)
on their way home to Greece. According to Diodorus of Sicily 4:56:3, the
Argonauts sailed up the Tanais, transported their ship to a river flowing
northward into the sea, and then sailed home via Cadiz. A voyage up the
Dnieper (Borysthenes), across to the Vistula would be the more likely
route. At Tara in eastern Ireland is DOWD'S town, which is Daod's, or
DAVID'S town as the Hebrew shows. The word Tara, TARAH or TORAH is Hebrew
meaning "LAW." Dozens of Druid colleges in Britain and Wales
taught the old Hebrew religion. "CAER" is Hebrew for "FORT"
and many towns had this prefix: Caer Wyn, Caer Caint, Caer Lud, Caer Llyr,
Caer Don, etc.
Ezekiel 27:19 says, "Dan also and Javan (Greece) going to and fro
occupied in the fairs" of Tyre. In other words, colonizing the shores
of the Mediterranean by Phoenicians and Greeks. The original Ionian confederation
on the Asiatic side of the Aegean numbered TWELVE CITIES, founded according
to chronologists 140 years after the Trojan War. Further north, on the
same coast, there was an early confederation of AEOLIANS -- here also
were TWELVE CITIES -- the date of their origin being stated as a considerable
number of years earlier, but still after the Trojan War. "It seems
to me," says Herodotus, "that the number TWELVE was chosen by
the Ionians, and that they were unwilling to exceed this number, because,
when they dwelt in Peloponnese, there also they had TWELVE DIVISIONS.
So too, in my time there are TWELVE DIVISIONS of the Achaeans, who drove
out the Ionians" (Her. 1:145).
Was Sibyl An Israelite Prophetess?
Cume, the most important city of the AEOLIC confederation, was the traditional home of the SIBYLLINE "oracles,"
which many have supposed to have been of HEBREW origin. The name of the
SIBYL in Hebrew (Shibul, "an EAR of CORN," plur. Shibboleth
or Sibboleth) "points probably," thinks a writer on freemasonry,
"to the idea of Virgo presiding over the harvest; while Egypt was
her original home, whence she passed through the cities of the Grecian
isles to the shores of Italy" (Fellows' Mysteries of Freemasonry
p.87). Judges 12:6 says Ephraimites had trouble pronouncing the aspirate
"h" in SHIBBOLETH. In Britain today you still hear, "Don't
be so oggish with your horanges." The SIBYLLINE books of early Roman
History had a Hebrew origin (Ethnic Inspiration by J. T. Goodsir). PYTHAGORAS,
from whom much of the later philosophy was derived, is said to have acknowledged
as his teacher the prophet EZEKIEL (Stanley's Life of Pythagoras; Ezekiel
Mythology And The Bible
The worship of gods and goddesses of pagan nations and cultures was actually
mere ancestor worship. Greek mythology is a good example. Herodotus says
that "almost all the names of the gods came into Greece from Egypt"
(2:50). Cicero says "The gods of the popular religions were all but
deceased mortals advanced from earth to heaven" (Tusculan Questions).
Diodorus of Sicily writes, "Egypt is the country where mythology
places the origin of the gods" (1:9:6) and "The Greeks appropriate
to themselves the most renowned of both Egyptian heroes and gods, and
so also the colonies sent out by them" (1:23:24). The Phoenician
historian Sanchoniathon, who is reputed to have lived before the Trojan
War, causes his geneologies to ascend to KRONOS (Saturn), whom he says
"the Phoenicians call ISRAEL" (Cory's Ancient Fragments, 1876,
pp.21-22). He recites further that Kronos had a son IEOUD (Judah). ZEUS
the father of Darda (1 Chr. 2:6) must be Zarah. Lucian de Dea Syra 2:992
mentions "DEUCALION the Scythian, in whose time happened the great
flood." DEUCALION was the son of PROMETHIUS (Apollon. 3;1086). PROMETHIUS
was the king of the Scythians. (Schol. Apollon. Argo.2:1252). The TITANS,
or family of the gods, were of Scythia and forefathers of the Greeks.
Japhet became JUPITER JAPETUS; Ham became AMMON; Javan is JANUS the ancestor
of the Greeks; APOLLO, the god of music, came from Jubal "the father
of all such as handle the harp and organ;" from his brother Tubal-Cain,
"the instructor of every artificer in brass and iron," we get
VULCAN, god of the forge; Other ancient figures were also worshipped:
Noah is SATURN; also DEUCALION and PYRRHA built a wooden "chest"
to save them. The flood is sent to destroy evil mortals. The chest floats
aground on a mountain top and the survivors offer sacrifice. The Greek
TITAN is Satan; Gardens of the HESPERIDES are Seraphim in Eden; Cherubim
became GRIFFINS who are part man, part lion, part eagle and part ox; the
story of IPHIGENIA is stolen from Jephthah and his daughter; ORPHEUS is
Abraham, "the man of Urfa." When he goes to the infernal regions
to recover EURYDICE, it reminds us of Lot and his lost wife. Samson is
HERCULES who slew a lion with his bare hands. A king was ordered by the
Oracle at Delphi to slay his son PHRIXOS but a ram came along and saved
him. This is the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac. ACHILLES could only
die by having his heel wounded (Gen.3:15).
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