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I'm a semi-retired Editor. I have been a newspaper and magazine Journalist since 1982. The study of Ancient History is one of my greatest passions, and in my life's experiences I've learned at least one very valuable lesson, about history and myself: One must finally reconcile what is real in the heart and the nonsense that comes out of our mouths, our pens and our keyboards.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Introduction - Truth of Man's Ancient History

By D. “Deuke” © 2013

Ancient history scholars – many of whom parrot archaeologists, paleontologists and other scientists that have followed predictable mainstream dictates; a selective evolution theory and denial that Biblical text is a credible reference source, leave several important questions unanswered; are their conclusions, associated with dating of ancient artifacts, strata, human migrations, development and subsequent social interaction, distorted?  
In my research, which began more than 20 years ago, I set out to answer these questions. This treatise may yield some answers.  
So that there is no misunderstanding, I consider Biblical sources, which in certain cases are only a “thumbnail” of ancient history, as the basis from which the bulk of my study of ancient history began.

I won’t argue with the reader (if we could) about whether my research is sufficient. It is merely adequate to write that I started my research with a Bible – and after exhaustive investigation and examination of a bountiful supply of authentic and verifiable evidence from many other sources, I’ve concluded that the Bible is a truthful, ancient historical reference source. 
In much of the academic information available to researchers, a "mainstream propaganda" – which is passed down in doses hard to swallow, is from some of the largest universities and institutions in the world. I won't even mention the individuals that are paraded all over TV, alleging “critical research.” The Bible is a valid source for historical study – no matter what others parrot. This is not to say that information gleaned from other sources is inaccurate, or to be ignored. For in fact, supportable evidence, for many of their conclusions, are indeed substantiated.

First, in setting my goals for reaching the truth about our ancient history, in all its glory, I looked to the origins of the Bible; its oral and written traditions, scholarship and translations. I've conducted an intensive study in archaeology which I would add is ongoing in an effort to not only validate the Bible, but to be enriched by its content. I have been indeed.

I studied the summary of Creation, as translated in the book of Genesis, compared it with other sources, including the Qur'an, and Babylonian sources – such as the Gilgamesh Epic; the development and history of the Israelites and contemporaries in the Near East; prophecies and poetry, and later, the “New Testament Gospels.”

It took many years to understand the implications of the various translations, from, writings in Hebrew/Aramaic, and Ethiopian, Greek and English, not to mention the many versions of English we have today. I studied Masoretic texts (using English translations), and the Septuagint; and compared these studies as objectively as possible, with the inferences made by many historians, learning that in many cases, the critics that deny the existence of GOD, (an omnipotent spirit-being), simultaneously deny the veracity of the Bible – no matter what version of it was rendered.
Many of these same scholars advocate theories, based solely on contrary opinion of the Bible. In fact, today, in some circles, the Bible is considered mythology rather than an accurate historical reference. I believe this view is both inaccurate and a disservice to students of history. Instead of searching for truth, which is the scientific world’s alleged mantra; confusion has been perpetuated by a few. 
At the same time, it will be quite evident that I stand on the shoulders of very impressive persons; world famous archaeologists, linguists, cartographers, etymologists, astronomers, mathematicians, and many others, whose knowledge of their respective subject, was imparted with one objective – to find the facts to find the truth. 
I sifted through this material with intensity. It has been a very insightful journey – and in so many instances, indeed astounding. I’m as positive that these scholars will continue to mesmerize readers with the data they have studied, and finally shared, as they did for me.
Pliny the Elder
While you read this treatise, realize that my scholarship isn't to be compared with many "credentialed" scholars that I have studied – I am but a student. Nevertheless, allow me to compile a tale, if you will – taken from accounts written by philosophers and historians alike; Josephus, Philo, Ptolemy, Pliny the Elder, and many others that explain the paths taken by man since the beginning.

Read how greats, such as Asger Hartvig Aaboe, conveyed – through the years, awe-inspiring information concerning Babylonian astronomy, mathematics, and other exact sciences. 
Go with me as I venture outside my comfort zone to climb the Caucasus Mountains, where ancient villages once stood. 
Mt. Elbrus, the highest peak in the Caucasus mountains
Scrutinize the evidence uncovered of a 5,000 year old “iceman,” so-named, Otzi, who may have been murdered. Crawl around inside the “Shanidar Cave” to examine forensic evidence left behind of a small community of alleged 20,000 year old human beings some with infirmities - see how they correlate with the volumes written by Jean Auel about the "Clan of the Cave Bear.".

Understand the significance of Urfa, now called San Lurfa (Edessa in Greek) in Southeastern Turkey, as the site where Abraham may have started his journey that has lasted millenia. And later, decide if Abraham had anything to do with the alleged "purposed burying" of Gobekli Tepe, which is less than ten miles from San Lurfa and a short distance from where he lived, Harran – one of the most ancient cities in the world. Some date it to 9,000 B.C. and later. There is growing evidence of an established global civilization that suddenly perished from the world which may have existed more than 10,000 years ago. The above mentioned, Gobekli Tepe, is dated “with confidence…” by archaeologist, Professor Klaus Schmidt of the German Archaeological Institute of Istanbul to approximately 10,000 B.C. 

Gobekli Tepe

Boat with me down the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; see the ruins of ancient Nineveh, and Babylon; take a closer look at the Ziggurats built by ancient men – all over the world. Look at Egypt and their ancient beliefs and culture; understand the significance of their temples and writings. 
Stare up into the heavens and track, (if you’re able), what’s left of an asteroid that some propose was the event that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, in 3120 B.C., though in my opinion, if the dating is accurate, it would not match with what I believe was the time frame for Abraham to have witnessed it. The “Planisphere” on the left is what Babylonian astronomers understood and initially engraved. Take a peek back in time at villages in Armenia, (eastern Turkey) that are claimed to have surfaced first at the foothills of the “Mountains of Ararat,” or Urartu, after a Great Flood; an account written in Genesis, and also in Sura 71 of the Quran. Read how these villages associate their relationship to a man named Noah, or as one source calls him, Zuisudra.
The seal image depicts the legend of the "Great Flood" which consumed mankind. Many Sumerian legends are strikingly similar to Genesis.

According to an article in wikipedia: “The legendary founder of Armenia was Hayk, a chieftain who called on his kinsmen to unite into a single nation, thus forming Armenia." Read from one at least one source how Hayk may be the king who defeated the legendary Nimrod. According to legend, Hayk was a great-great-grandson of Noah (son of Togarmah, who was a son of Gomer, a son of Noah's son, Yafet/Japheth), and according to tradition, a forefather of all Armenians. Understand how Ararat became the mountain around which was centered Urartu and subsequent kingdoms, and is still considered sacred by the Armenians.
And from the website, Adam's Calendar: 

 There is also the discovery by Johan Heine in 2003 of the approximately 160,000 to 200,000 year old ruins in South Africa. 

"Something amazing has been discovered in an area of South Africa, about 150 miles inland, west of the port of Maputo. It is the remains of a huge metropolis that measures, in conservative estimates, about 1500 square miles. That's bigger than Johannesburg nowadays. It's part of an even larger community that is about 10,000 square miles and appears to have been constructed -- are you ready -- from 160,000 to 200,000 BCE!  The region is somewhat remote and the "circles" have often been encountered by local farmers who assumed they were made by some indigenous people in the past. But, oddly, no one ever bothered to inquire about who could have made them or how old they were. This changed when researcher and author, Michael Tellinger, teamed up with Johan Heine, a local fireman and pilot who had been looking at these ruins from his years flying over the region. Heine had the unique advantage to see the number and extent of these strange stone foundations and knew that their significance was not being appreciated..."When Johan first introduced me to the ancient stone ruins of southern Africa, I had no idea of the incredible discoveries we would make in the year or two that followed. The photographs, artifacts and evidence we have accumulated points unquestionably to a lost and never-before-seen civilization that predates all others -- not by just a few hundred years, or a few thousand years... but many thousands of years. These discoveries are so staggering that they will not be easily digested by the mainstream historical and archaeological fraternity, as we have already experienced. It will require a complete paradigm shift in how we view our human history," says Tellinger

To see the scope of these ruins, I suggest that you use google-earth and start with the following coordinates:

Carolina -- 25 55' 53.28" S / 30 16' 13.13" E
Badplaas -- 25 47' 33.45" S / 30 40' 38.76" E
Waterval -- 25 38' 07.82" S / 30 21' 18.79" E
Machadodorp -- 25 39' 22.42" S / 30 17' 03.25" E


The account of the Great flood, as recorded in Bible scriptures and in many other manuscripts and traditions, from among many cultures around the globe is the most applicable place to start this work. It is my belief that the account in the Bible is an accurate depiction of a world-wide cataclysmic occurrence, despite assertions to the contrary; therefore man’s history is tied inescapably to this catastrophic event. There is a plethora of debate on the subject.

Some geologists will tell you that if there was a “great flood,” it was only “area specific.” Other geologists will tell you that evidence exists of world-wide flooding, as well as area specific. But let us begin with the belief that the flood was world-wide, as the Bible states – which killed all humans save eight. The Biblical account records subsequent origins of civilizations, from upper Mesopotamia and overspread to the rest of the world after the flood. These civilizations existed, of that there is no doubt. There is evidence in the Black Sea of a rapid infilling of ocean water. This video may give some insight to the phenomena:
Evidence shows that civilizations and their subsequent histories may have been at their height more than 5,000 years ago and continued with little interruption. However, evidence being gathered as I write describes a history from before the flood that may be even more astounding. The growing amount of information presents evidence that eventually will confirm man’s existence and his sophisticated civilization process that predate the epic Flood event and confirm that indeed the Bible has depicted a great truth!

And there is evidence. The Bible states that Noah began to be a husbandman, growing grapes; making wine, and relates what happened when he had obviously drank too much of his mix and while asleep one of his children, or grandchildren saw him naked as he slept. His sons walked backward to cover him up. Evidence has been found of the first wine making utensils and seeds, depicting a domestication of the wild grapes in north western Iran, within 100 miles of where the ark allegedly landed. The artifacts have been dated to the same time as the Bible claims the story of Noah and his family.

And what about the story of the Exodus; Israel leaving Egypt? Is there evidence? Scholars have long told the world there is none. But to the contrary, there is. See this video for some reference:
It is my belief that the above video, confirms what I discovered in 2006, using a Bible and Google Earth satellite images; the trek of the Israelites out of Egypt, their crossing of the Red Sea (today called, Gulf of Aqaba) and subsequent journey to the "Mountain of GOD in Arabia: jabal al lawz. Further that Ron Wyatt was telling the truth when he claimed his findings of choral encrusted chariot wheels in the Gulf of Aqaba after several dives.