Thursday, June 30, 2011

The First Tongue

Bible Believers' Newsletter 692

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."

ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The conviction of Brother Youcef Nadarkhani for apostasy, and the sentence of death have been upheld and confirmed by the Iranian Supreme Court. Upon request we will send you a copy of our special notification which contains contact details for the Authorities in Iran. All legal avenues are exhausted. Consequently the Authority can carry out his sentence at any time without prior notice, and with the hangman's noose around his neck this loyal Iranian father of a once happy family will be asked to recant His faith in Jesus Christ, and if he declines he will be executed. Please persevere: the prayer of the elect must at last be heard, for the redemption of the saints is God's eternal will. Pray for Brother Youcef. Pray for him, write to the Iranian government and ask your elected representative to address the authorities in Iran.

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The Chaldee language is the Aramaic dialect, as it is sometimes called, as distinguished from the Hebrew dialect of the same language. Aramaic was the language of commerce and of social intercourse in Western Asia, and after the Exile gradually came to be the popular language of Palestine. It is called "Syrian" in II Kings 18:26. Some isolated words in this language are preserved in the New Testament (Matthew 5:22; 6:24; 16:17; 27:46; Mark 3:17; 5:41; 7:34; 14:36; Acts 1:19; I Corinthians 16:22). These are specimens of the vernacular language of Palestine at that period. The term "Hebrew" was also sometimes applied to the Chaldee because it had become the language of the Hebrews (John 5:2; 19:20) [following their Exile in Babylon, "the land of the Chaldees"] (Easton's Bible Dictionary).

When Abraham entered Canaan it is obvious that he found the language of its inhabitants closely allied to his own. Isaiah 19:18 calls it "the language of Canaan". . . For the thousand years between Moses and the Babylonian exile the Hebrew language underwent little or no modification. It preserves all through a remarkable uniformity of structure. From the first it appears in its full maturity of development. But through intercourse with Damascus, Assyria, and Babylon, from the time of David, and more particularly from the period of the Exile, it comes under the influence of the Aramaic idiom, and this is seen in the writings which date from this period. It was never spoken in its purity by the Judeans after their return from Babylon. They now spoke Hebrew with a large admixture of Aramaic or Chaldee, which latterly became the predominant element in the national language.

The Hebrew is one of the oldest languages of which we have any knowledge. It is essentially identical with the Phoenician language. The Semitic languages, to which class the Hebrew and Phoenician belonged, were spoken over a very wide area: in Babylonia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine and Arabia, in all the countries from the Mediterranean to the borders of Assyria, and from the mountains of Armenia to the Indian Ocean. The rounded form of the letters, as seen in the Moabite stone, was probably that in which the ancient Hebrew was written down to the time of the Exile, when the present square or Chaldean form was adopted [and as Brother Jonathan Gray discovered in the field] (Easton's Bible Dictionary).

After the return from the Captivity, the Jews—no longer familiar with the old Hebrew—required that their Scriptures should be translated for them into the Chaldaic or Aramaic language:

The Language of our Lord was in most cases the language of the people with whom He lived. It is called Aramaic. Aramaic was the language of trade and business in Asia Minor, and in order to deal with the neighboring nations the Jews were forced to acquire it. The real Hebrew had become a dead language at the time of Christ, being only in use in the services of the synagogue. Yet it was there that Jesus astonished His hearers by reading the Book of Isaiah in the original (Luke 4:16-22). It was His custom to so read the original writings of Scripture and then to explain the text in the language understood by the people: Aramaic, as scholars prefer to call it (John 7:14-15). The words used by Jesus on the cross, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabactani," are Aramaic. The Bible, or at least the Old Testament, was translated into Aramaic very early. About two centuries after Christ it was complete. Such translations were called Targums (Facts of our Faith, p. 363-364).

We are particularly pleased you could join us in fellowship because we have a special treat from our contributing author, archaeologist Brother Jonathan Gray. In his fascinating article, "The First Tongue," Brother Jonathan presents an historic and polished explanation of the First Tongue by which you will be blessed. Brother Jonathan publishes a weekly Newsletter from his Website and may be contacted at

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.

Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott

Nuclear Regulatory Commission colluded to weaken Safety Standards

June 28, 2011 — Three US senators have called for a congressional probe on safety issues at the nation's aging nuclear plants following a pair of new exposés. In a special series called "Aging Nukes," the Associated Press revealed that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear power industry have been working in tandem to weaken safety standards to keep aging reactors within the rules. Just last year, the NRC weakened the safety margin for acceptable radiation damage to reactor vessels. The AP report also revealed radioactive tritium has leaked from 48 of the 65 US commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping. Leaks from at least 37 of those facilities contained concentrations exceeding the federal drinking water standard—sometimes at hundreds of times the limit. . .

Full story: Fukushima in Omaha

Russia showed Huge Support for 'Christian Crusader' Nazi Invaders

June 14, 2011 — An extraordinary secret archive has revealed for the first time how thousands of Soviet citizens collaborated with Nazi invaders during World War II. The cache of documents, some retrieved from the files of the KGB, shows how many viewed the Germans as Christian liberators—and their own masters as godless Communists. This view was reinforced when the soldiers of the Third Reich opened up 470 churches in north-western Russia alone and reinstated priests driven from their pulpits by Stalin. In turn, the clergy co-operated closely with SS death squads in betraying Communist officials, Jews and partisan resistance groups. . . Full story:


Lord Victor Rothschild and Laurence Rockefeller hand picked 100 of the world's elite with the purpose of "regionalizing Europe," according to Giovanni Agnelli, head of Fiat: "European integration is our goal and where the politicians have failed, we industrialists hope to succeed."

According to Alden Hatch's biography of Prince Bernhard, the group gave birth to what is now the European Union (EU), with the ultimate goal of a one world government. . . Bilderberg Group . . . have a heavy cross-membership with the CFR, the English Speaking Union, the Pilgrim Society, the Round Table, and the Trilateral Commission. . . All American members of the Steering Committee are also members of the CFR. There are approximately 120 invitees to the Bilderberg meetings, about two thirds are European and the rest are North American. Approximately one third come from the government and political sector while the remaining two thirds are represent finance, industry, labor, education and the media. . .

Skeptics argue that members can spend their private time hatching plans to control world politics and economics, ensuring the wealthy and powerful maintain their powerful grip on an enslaved population that keeps the machinery running. Some have argued that Bilderbergers have withheld cancer cures so as not to anger the global pharmaceutical industry. (It is worth noting that the Rockefeller empire, in tandem with Chase Manhattan Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), owns over half of the pharmaceutical interests in the United States). It is the largest drug manufacturing combine in the world. They've also kept technology out of the public domain that would allow cars to travel 75 kilometres on a litre of gas in the interest of "big oil". . . they also "turned NATO into the UN's standing army. It's a step on the road to creating world government". Full story:

You have too many Housewives!

June 9, 2011
The EU wants Europe's biggest economy to avoid looming labour shortages in future by dismantling barriers to women entering the workforce. "Germany must better integrate women into the labour market," said the EU Commission, in a report on the German economy. "Germany, but also Austria and the Netherlands, should look at the example of the northern countries,"' said President José Manuel Barroso, in a reference to Scandinavia. "That means removing obstacles for women, older workers, foreigners and low-skilled job-seekers to get into the workforce. Excessive early retirement regulations need to be abolished". Full story:

The First Tongue

By Jonathan Gray

poster of the New Europe

Did you know that a poster of the new Europe portrays the ancient Tower of Babel, with the slogan, "Many Tongues, One Voice"? I was quietly pondering that when my wife Josephine asked, "What was the very first human tongue?"

As an archaeologist, I believe the answer has now been discovered. The biblical narrative tells of the exodus of a group of people from the area first settled by Noah and his descendants after the Flood, "as they journeyed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar: and they dwelt there" (Genesis 11:2). We accept the biblical narrative as the final authority. What this passage tells us is that the people who left the area of Noah's Ark travelled to the west. Common sense adds the additional information that they travelled along a river—a water supply for the people as well as their flocks and herds would have been an absolute necessity. It seems that the migrants began their journey at the beginning of one of the mountain streams that was a tributary of the Euphrates River near the area of the Ark, and followed it to the West until they came to a plain.

Topographical and flight maps of the region show where the Euphrates River exits the mountainous region—roughly 250 miles from the locality of the Ark. And there, where the mountains end, one finds a tremendous plain! Another route they could also have taken would have brought them to the same plain but by an easier and more direct path. This second route would have taken them in a south-west direction for about 140 miles until they reached the west side of Lake Van. From there they would have travelled along a river about 50 miles through a mountain pass, to exit onto the vast plain. Here they could travel west until they reached the Euphrates. These are the only two natural east-west routes across Anatolia. Which route they took, we may never know: both would have brought the group to the same general area.

"A plain in the Land of Shinar"

The term "land of Shinar" has been misinterpreted to mean only the area far to the south of the Turkish plains—the area of Babylon. But, in fact, we have no firm evidence of the boundaries of this "land of Shinar." Akkadian cuneiform texts mention "Shanhara" as being in Northern Mesopotamia, west of Nineveh, the same mountainous region that is today called "Singar." The (Egyptian) Amarna Letters also mention a land called "Shanhar" which is also in northern Syria. These examples are in the same general region as our suggested site.

The next biblical mention of Shinar occurs at a much later date: "And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god" (Daniel 1:2). This passage refers to the Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar's time, Babylonia between the Tigris and Euphrates in the far south that was dominated during Daniel's time by the Chaldeans who came from the more northerly region.

Baked bricks and "slime"

"And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar" (Genesis 11:3).

In 1995, when I first explored the region and examined a very large tell, I took samples of the baked brick and the mortar. The very black mortar consisted of a mixture of sand and tar (bitumen/asphalt) which hardens when dried. Since this is a petroleum product, we must enquire: Did this area have a supply?

The 1985 Encyclopaedia Brittanica states that the only oil fields in Turkey are in Ramana (west of this site) and Gaziantep (east of this site), both less than 100 miles away. However, the latest revision of the flight map shows oil wells in the immediate area, and the pipeline between Gaziantep and Ramana follows directly under the region.

In our 1995 expedition, we saw working oil derricks in the immediate vicinity.
The presence of oil here, about 4,000 years after the time of Babel, indicates that an ample supply of bitumen most likely could have been obtained by the builders of this infamous city and tower. In fact, it may have been a major reason for selecting the area.

Babylon was not Nimrod's City

Brother Branham said, "Now in Genesis 10, speaking of the kingdom of Nimrod it says, "And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur and builded Nineveh, and Calah etc." But the translators made a mistake in translating Asshur as a noun for it is a verb, and in the Chaldee means 'to make strong.' Thus it is Nimrod, who having been made strong (he established his kingdom by building the world's first army which he trained by drilling and through the rigors of hunting) went beyond Shinar with his strong army and subdued nations and built such cities as Nineveh, which was named after him, for even today a chief part of the ruins of that city is called Nimroud (An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 186:1).

Nimrod established Babel, NOT Babylon. The city of "Babylon" and its region "the land of the Chaldeans" first mentioned in II Kings 17:24 in about 730BC—1,000 years after Babel was founded in the north—is NOT the city or kingdom of Nimrod. The southern city and the region later called Babylonia was actually founded by the Amorites.

The earliest inscription referring to Babylon appears on the Sargonic text of Sar-kali-Sarri and reveals that the Hebrew word is a Semitic pronounciation of the Hurrian word, "Papil/Papal" (New International Dictionary of Biblical Archaeology, Zondervan, 1983, p. 245).

gate of BabylonIn the Sumerian records, its oldest name was "ka-dingir," which meant "gate of god" in Sumerian. We then learn from the ancient inscriptions that Babylon was, at its beginning, NOT the capital of a powerful nation but a provincial centre under the so-called Third Dynasty of Ur (located far to the south near the Persian Gulf). It next became the nucleus of a small Amorite kingdom called the "Dynasty of the Martu"—the famous Hammurabi was the sixth king of this dynasty. And from there, Babylon was conquered again and again by different people.

"Babylonia" was established by the Amorite branch of Canaan's family and came to be called "the land of the Chaldeans" when King Nebuchadnezzar's father, Nabopolassar (a Chaldean) defeated the Assyrians in the battle for Babylon and took the throne there in about 626BC (Jack Finegan, Archaeological History of the Ancient Middle East, Dorset Press, 1979, p. 124). With him began the supremacy of the "Chaldean" empire which took over Babylon (NOT Babel).

Where were these Chaldeans from?

The evidence shows that the Chaldeans' homeland included the area of south central Turkey, because inscriptions have been found which tell that both Nebuchadnezzar (second king of the Chaldean empire) and Nabonidus (last king of the empire, whose son Belshazzar was co-regent in Babylon) built temples to "Sin," the moon-god in HARRAN, about 80 to 100 miles south of our site for Babel in Turkey. Inscriptions also show that Nabonidus and his mother were both from Harran.

With reference to the term "Chaldees," the Urartuans or those from the greater Ararat region in Turkey, called their collection of gods "khaldis" and their supreme god "Khaldi." From the fact that in one Babylonian triad (or trinity) composed of Sin (the Moon), Shamas (the Sun) and Ramman (a weather-god), Sin is the lord of the heavens, scholars have concluded that Khaldi may have been also (or become) a Moon-god. The word "Chaldean" means Moon-worshiper (from the root "Khaldi"=Moon god)!

Why the Belief that Babylon was Babel

It has been assumed that Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon was the original Babel because "when the Jews were carried captive into Babylonia, they were struck with the vast magnitude and peculiar character of certain of the Babylonian temples, in one or other of which they thought to recognise as the very tower [of Babel] itself" (Smith's Bible Dictionary. Fleming H. Revelle Co., reprinted 1979, p. 68, "Tower of Babel").

Abraham's Family lived in Turkey, just South of Babel

Map Ur of ChaldeesIn Deuteronomy 26:5, the Lord commanded Israel when you bring the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest, "You shall testify before the Lord your God, My father [Jacob owing to his long residence in Mesopotamia whence Abraham departed] was a wandering Syrian (Aramaean) . . ." Aram means "highlands," as in northern Syria, now modern south-eastern Turkey.

In the Genesis record, the next biblical event relates to Abraham the progenitor of the Israelite and several of the Arab nations. The place names in this part of Turkey have preserved the history of the region close to Babel and there is evidence of Abraham's family living in this region. (Click on image to enlarge).

The Bible says Abraham was living in UR of the Chaldees (called URFA today) which is within 100 miles of Babel. Receiving a call to go southward to Canaan, he and his family set out IN THAT DIRECTION, stopping in HARAN about 35 miles south of Ur, where Abraham's father dies. The evidence shows conclusively that Abraham's family settled in the region a little south of our site for Babel, in the area of the Euphrates "loop" and the tributary, the Balikh River.

• The town of SARUGI, today called SURUC, or SARUGI, is located halfway between the Euphrates and Harran is named after SERUG, Abraham's great grandfather.

• A town called NAHURU (TIL-NAHIRI) commemorates Abraham's grandfather NAHOR, as well as a brother of the same name and is known from both the Cappadocian tablets and the Mari texts to be in the same region.

• The name of Abraham's father, TERAH, is preserved at TIL-SA-TURAH, the "ruin of Terah" in the Balikh Valley.

"What is remarkable is that all these geographical names are found in the district of Haran—according to the biblical traditions it is precisely in this region that Abram's family stayed" (Roland De Vaux, The Early History of Israel (translated). Westminster Press, 1971, p. 195-196). The Turkish people of the area are convinced that the patriarchs either founded these cities or took them over and renamed them after they moved in.

When you examine the map, there are two places called UR—one in Iraq, the other in Turkey. Since Abraham moved from UR to HARAN to CANAAN, it seems conclusive that the UR from which he was called (Acts 7:2-4) was the one in today's Turkey, near HARAN. This was also near BABEL. And this fits with the Scripture which says that TERAH, Abraham's father, was an idol worshipper (Joshua 24:2). They moved from UR to HARAN, because HARAN was on the way to Canaan, their eventual destination.

In northern Syria, in 1975, the archives of ancient Ebla (a city 150 miles south of Haran) were discovered. This city existed during the time of Abram. And mentioned in the Ebla texts, uncontested, are cities whose names reflect Abram's relatives: "Phaliga" (Peleg); "Til-Turakhi" (Terah); "Nakhur" (Nahor); and "Haran." They also mention "Ur in the region of Haran".

Babel "on the way" to Canaan

Solomon's TempleEventually Canaan was settled by the Hebrews, Abraham's descendants. And here King Solomon began to erect a magnificent Temple in Jerusalem. Solomon's wisdom, as well as his fame, attracted worldwide attention. The splendour of Solomon's Temple would defy comprehension. Nowhere on the face of this planet did a structure of such size and beauty command the awe of man. Travellers from many lands would travel great distances just to set eyes on this Temple.

In this context, an ancient document of the Maya people of Central America throws some light on the location of Babel. Around 1000BC, Votan, the first historian of the Maya, recorded that he made four or more visits to his ancestral home of Chivim (present-day Tripoli in Syria). On one of these trips he visited a great city wherein a magnificent Temple was in the course of erection (thought by the researcher Ordonez to have been Jerusalem).

And here is the interesting bit: En route, he visited a place where men had erected a TOWER which had been intended to reach heaven, an object defeated by the SUDDEN CONFUSING OF THEIR LANGUAGE. Look at the map. The place often speculated as the site of Babel (near Babylon in Iraq) is by no means "en route" to Syria or Jerusalem, but our Babel site in Turkey can be said to be "en route".

Could Abraham understand the Original Language?

The theory that Abraham lived in Southern Mesopotamia—a long distance away from the Ark's landing region (where survivors of the Flood, such as Shem would still speak the original tongue)—and that at such a far distance Abraham must have spoken a different language from Shem, just doesn't fit the facts now known.

Mesopotamia ("Land of the Two Rivers") stretched between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris, which commenced flowing in the Ararat Mountains region of what is today eastern Turkey, westward to the plain of southern Turkey then south-east through what are today Syria and Iraq.

It is important to understand that Shem, who did not participate in the Tower of Babel rebellion, lived for 150 years after Abraham was born. Since their lives overlapped for such a long time, and since for the first 75 years of his life (Genesis 12:4) Abraham lived in Haran in south eastern Turkey, from which Noah's son Shem would be easily accessible, it is inconceivable that there was no communication between them. As a matter of fact, some ancient writings tell us that they did communicate. This being so, there can be no doubt they understood and spoke the same language, inherited from the pre-Flood world.

Why are the Hebrews called "Hebrew"?

According to the best concordances, the word "Hebrew" comes from the name "Eber." Hebrew means, simply, an "Eber-ite," a "descendant of Eber." The Genesis chronology informs us that Eber was a great grandson of Shem, son of Noah (Genesis11:10-14). Eber was also the great-great-great-great grandfather of Abram (Genesis 11:16-27).

We may ask, Why pick specifically on Eber as Abraham's ancestor and thus call him "Abram the Hebrew" (Genesis 14:13) Why not call him a "descendant of Shem" or of "Arphaxad" or of "Salah" or of "Peleg" or of "Reu" or of "Serug" or of Nahor" or of "Terah"—all of whom were ancestors of Abram? Why "Eber" in particular?

I believe the answer lies in the fact that Eber's generation is a key milestone in history—language-wise. It was in the lifetime of Eber's son Peleg that "the earth was divided." That's why he was named "Peleg," which means "division." "And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided" (Genesis 10:25). The book of Jasher likewise states that "in his days the sons of men were divided, and in the latter days, the earth was divided." Speaking of the sudden confusion of languages which occurred at the Tower of Babel, the Bible again says, "So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city" (Genesis 11:8, 9).

The division of languages which at that time took place was memorialised in the name of Eber's son Peleg. Peleg represents the corruption of languages.
Here lies the key as to why Abraham and his descendants are called Hebrews. Eber represents the last generation in which everyone on earth spoke the original, uncorrupted language, when "the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech" (Genesis 11:1).

The "Hebrew" issue pivots on the language factor. In identifying Abraham as a "Hebrew," the finger of God reaches back from Abraham and points us to Eber, who represents the pure, original language. It is linking Hebrew to the "First Tongue".

It matters not by what names the original language was known. In the beginning the "First Tongue" would not have been called Hebrew. The appellation "Hebrew" came later, to distinguish it from the other languages that had now arisen. This is not to say it was 100% identical in every respect to the original—because all languages do experience changes over the centuries. But we do see a deliberate link to Eber, who spoke the "First Tongue," in whatever form it existed in his day.

Why did Moses supply Revised Place Names?

The book of Genesis sometimes gives a particular locality two names—an old name followed by a newer name in brackets. The reason was simply because names themselves change over the centuries. In other words, it was not because of a change of language on the part of his readers, but rather because some older place names would no longer be recognised due to the fact that a locality now had a more modern name.

Under divine inspiration Moses was guided to compile the preserved records of his people. With the inspired tablets of his ancestors before him, tablets written from the earliest days, Moses is compiling his Book. Most reverently does he handle these tablets. The first thing that impresses us as we read them now, is that he regards the old wording as so sacred that usually he avoids making unnecessary alterations to the text, even to modernise words. He leaves the original ancient expressions and place names just as he finds them, though they are no longer in current use.

In order that they may be understood by his people—a new generation just entering the land—he explains the ancient records by adding the contemporary place names alongside the ancient names, and sometimes he states that the name is retained "to this day".

Genesis contains references to towns which had either ceased to exist, or whose original names were now so ancient that the compiler of the Book had to insert the new names along with the old, so that the Hebrews living in his day could identify the locations. Many of the original place names given in Genesis were so old that the editor had to add an explanatory note to identify the locations. For example:

"Bela (which is Zoar)" — Genesis 14:2, 8

"Vale of Siddim (which is the salt sea)" — verse 3

"En-mishpat (which is Kadesh)" — verse 7

"Hobah (which is on the left hand of Damascus)" — verse 15

"Valley of Shaveh (which is the King's Dale)" — verse 17

"Beer-lahai-roi (behold it is between Kadesh and Bered)" — Genesis 16:14

"Sarah died in Kirjath-arba (the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan)" — Genesis 23:2.

This last quote is of special interest. Hebron was where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the founders of the Hebrew race, were buried. Surely, after the Israelite entry into Canaan (Palestine) around 1400BC, every Israelite living in that land would know where it was. Yet, at the time this was written, it was necessary to give not only its modern name, but even to say that Hebron was in the land of Canaan. This surely indicates that the note in brackets was added at a very early date—and BEFORE the Israelites had entered Canaan, their future home.

In later times no one would need to be told where Hebron was. The Israelites must have known it quite well after its capture in Joshua's day, when Hebron was given to his colleague Caleb for an inheritance. It then became one of the famous cities of refuge, familiar to all throughout the land. Besides all this, David was king of Hebron for seven years.

On the other hand, it would be necessary for a people not yet entered into the land to be told, not only the name of the place where the founders of the race had lived, but where this place was situated.

The Book of Genesis also uses primitive geographical expressions, such as "the south country" (Genesis 20:1 and 24:62) and "the east country" (Genesis 25:6), in the time of Abraham. After the time of Genesis these ancient designations never appear as a description of the countries adjoining the south and east of Palestine. After the time of Genesis they have well-known and well-defined names. This suggests to us that "south" and "east country" were written down in early times. No writer after Moses (c. 1400BC) would have used such archaic expressions.

The notes and explanations referred to above fit in exactly with the circumstances of a people on the edge of the Promised Land, for whom Moses was writing, but who had not yet entered it. Those people were the Hebrews, who had escaped from their Egyptian slave masters in 1446BC, but had not yet made their entrance into Canaan (which occurred in 1406BC).

In a nutshell, Genesis contains references to towns which had either ceased to exist, or whose original names were now so ancient that the compiler of the Book had to insert the new names along with the old, so that the Hebrews living in his day could identify the locations. This was not a case of non-Hebrew names having to be translated into Hebrew because Hebrew was the new spoken language. Rather, to the archaic, unused locality names in the old tablets which Moses was collating, were now added the newer, current names for the same localities.

The Faithful in Shem's Line: their Language not Confounded

Did all of Noah's descendants participate in the Babel rebellion? Of course not! Who maintained their faithfulness to God? Righteous Shem, for one. As Noah's prophecy tells us: "Blessed be the Lord God of Shem" (Genesis 9:26). [Indeed, legend has it that Shem killed Nimrod, "having entered into a conspiracy with seventy-two of the leading men of Egypt, he got him into his power, put him to death, and then cut his dead body into pieces, and sent the different parts to so many different cities throughout the country" (Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, p. 63; Sir Gardiner Wilkinson, Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, including their private life, government, laws, arts, manufactures, religion, agriculture, and early history, derived from a comparison of the paintings, sculptures, and monuments still existing, with the accounts of ancient authors, (1837-41). vol. iv. p. 330-332. This is not taught in the Message)].

Shem would certainly have taught the ways of God to his children—and although many probably joined in the Babel rebellion and had their language confounded, we can be certain that others of Shem's faithful family did not participate in the Babel rebellion, and that their language was not confounded.
The original language spoken by the faithful in Shem's line (inherited from Noah, back to Adam) would have continued unaffected by the Babel rebellion.
Where is that original language given to Adam by God Himself and maintained by Shem? What happened to it?

Do we have a clue here?: It is interesting that the Egyptians, when speaking of the "sacred language," and citing examples of it, quoted words that are HEBREW.

Tablets in Original Language were understood by Moses

It is also noteworthy that pre-Flood writings were read, understood and compiled without difficulty by Moses who wrote and spoke Hebrew. In compiling the Book of Genesis, Moses had in his possession eleven tablets written successively by Adam (2), Noah (2), Shem, Terah, Ishmael, Isaac, Esau (2) and Jacob. After many excavations in the Middle East, archaeologists have found Ancient cuneiform writings that date back all the way to 3500BC. Adam was still alive at that time, and so writing could have gone back even farther. Adam could have recorded his eyewitness account of the garden of Eden!

It may be a surprise to some people, but the reference to writing is found in Genesis 5:1 which says: "This is the book of the generations of Adam." This suggests that the that art of writing was known within the lifetime of Adam, which could make writing as old as the human race itself! Evidently, they wrote in a language the Hebrew Moses easily understood. (See my detailed documentation of this in The Weapon the Globalists Fear, chapters 17 and 18).

Worldwide, "First Tongue" Inscriptions are akin to Hebrew

cuniformInscriptions from the period when there was a single worldwide language can be deciphered only by the use of a Hebrew dialect. Remote canyons of the Pergatoire River nestle in the Comanche National Grassland, just south of La Junta, Colorado. Ancient alphabetic symbols discovered here are virtually identical to those found in the Har Karkom region of the Negev desert of Israel, in South Australia, in Chile (South America), in Yemen, and in the British Isles! After numerous attempts at deciphering, successful translations were eventually made through an old Hebrew dialect. This was achieved by concentrating on words containing one, two or three consonants. The Colorado alphabet contains basic, distinct geometric shapes, 22 in all, and with some variations. It is in the "cursive" style, where individual letters are combined and are read from right to left, from top to bottom. This same ancient alphabet, now found on six continents, has been termed "The First Tongue."

cuniformThe content of the translations, although not complete, suggests a common culture and religious belief system. Although not enough translation was yet completed to determine the specific message, multiple references to "breed" and "pedigree," as well as references to fleeing "poisonous powder" (dust) and "painful light" are interesting. Such references would be most pertinent in those early turbulent centuries which followed the Flood.

cuniformIn Colorado's Pergatoire Canyon, two common petroglyphs represent the names of deity — "EL" and "YAH". "EL" is the shortened form of "Elohim," the self-existant Creator and Sustainer, while "YAH" or "JAH" is a contraction of "Jehovah," our Covenant-keeping Lord God. Both concepts represent a single deity—One God—there is no trinity of gods. Jesus of the New Testament is Jehovah or Elohim of the Old manifest in virgin-born flesh to fulfill the part of Adam's KINSMAN Redeemer. A successful translation has been made of the entire top row, reading, "YARE HA EL," or "PRAISE THE LORD." This indicates a faith akin to that of the later Hebrews. It hints at an original faith inherited from Father Noah . . . and reflected in the Bible. It matters not what name you give to the original language. That is not crucial. The fact is that these "First Tongue" inscriptions could be translated with the help of no other known language but an old Hebrew dialect. This indicates a special kinship between this earliest language and what we today call Hebrew.

Pre-Flood Star Names stem from Hebrew Roots

Star names can be traced back—unchanged—to as early as 4000BC, also with Hebrew roots. Yes, Hebrew roots . . . that old! And how do we know?

As you may already be aware, each year the stars rise and set some 50.2 seconds later. In 2,156 years they fall back 30 degrees. It has been calculated that when the earliest zodiac sphere was drawn, the position of the stars in relation to earth was almost 90 degrees different from now. The Southern Cross was visible in the Northern Hemisphere from 40 degrees N. latitude; Alpha in Draco was the North Pole Star; Taurus opened the equinoctial year in March; and the summer solstice was in the first degree of Virgo—about 4000BC. And other supporting testimony comes from the ancient world (Flavius Josephus, Book I, chs.1-3; Jonathan Gray, Modern Religious Myths About Genesis, p. 26-29).

Names and Signs Basically Unaltered

The Arabs are among the greatest astronomers and historians this world has seen. Albamazer, astronomer for the Caliphs of Granada, speaking of these constellation signs, says that:

None of these forms from their first invention have varied in coming down to us, nor one of their words [names] changed, not a point added or removed. (Albamazer, Flores Astrologias. Written in Arabic and translated into Hebrew by Aben Ezra. A Latin translation is in the British Museum Library).

Did you get that? The star maps of his day—about AD850—and which are in use today, have basically never been altered since their origin thousands of years ago. They were essentially the same as now. Not only the names, but also the figures drawn around these groups of stars, have remained basically the same. There are, to this rule, a few exceptions—which can be traced (Jonathan Gray, Sting of the Scorpion, p. 44-45). And this same star chart was known across the whole ancient world—separately among the different nations.

The earliest charts of the zodiac were Hebrew. The Greeks derived their knowledge of the zodiac from the Hebrews; the Romans got their information from the Arabs, who also had received it from the Hebrews (Troy Lawrence, The Secret Message of the Zodiac. Here's Life Publishers, 1990, p. 14). Yes, it's a fact! Most of the names on those ancient star charts have stemmed from Hebrew-Arabic-Noetic roots.

In the beginning, not only was there one global language, but the star names were identical worldwide. After the Babel dispersion, why did the nations of the whole planet, in preserving their ancient star names, continue to use names and meanings which were derived from proto-Hebrew? Was it because the "First Tongue" prior to Babel was akin to archaic Hebrew?

Please note this: The star maps of Persia, Egypt and other races, were not created to be used by Hebrews, but to be used by Persians, Egyptians, and so on. Yet, despite that the names on their star maps had Hebrew roots! They retained names and meanings which were derived from the original tongue—names which God gave BEFORE the Tower of Babel and the confusion of tongues.

Since so many of today's star names (unchanged from the earliest times) have Hebrew roots, this does indicate that the origin of such Hebrew roots goes back to before the Tower of Babel, before the nations separated. This can only indicate that the Hebrew tongue is older than the star names. If this be so, then a form of Hebrew (by whatever name it was then known) must have been the "sacred" language, divinely imparted.

To Summarise

• It is probable that Shem (who definitely spoke the "First Tongue") and Abraham were in communication—and that they understood and spoke the same language, inherited from the pre-Flood world.

• Unaffected by the Babel rebellion, the faithful of Shem's line would continue to speak in the "First Tongue" (the sacred language handed down from Adam, through Noah).

• Deliberately pointing to Eber, the name "Hebrew" is thus linked to the "First Tongue".

• The Egyptians, when speaking of the "sacred language," and citing examples of it, quoted words that are HEBREW.

• Moses, who spoke the Hebrew tongue, had no difficulty reading, understanding and collating the "First Tongue" records.

• Worldwide inscriptions in the "First Tongue" could be deciphered only by the use of an old Hebrew dialect.

• The fact that many of today's star names among the different nations (unchanged from the earliest times) have Hebrew roots, indicates that the origin of such Hebrew roots goes back to before the nations separated—into the period of the "First Tongue".

Were we to trace the footsteps of the first wave of migration, we would discover that it has left its traces in just ONE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE. This fact that the whole world once spoke the same language survives in the racial memory of many peoples. A fragmentary Sumerian tablet copied by the Oxford cuneiformist Oliver Gurney speaks of a time when "the whole universe [spoke] in one tongue."

The epic myth of Enmerker and the Lord of Araita, published by Professor S.N. Kramer, of the University of Pennsylvania, records that all mankind spoke one and the same language until Enki, the Sumerian god of wisdom, confounded their speech.

The idea that there was a time when all men spoke the same language is found also in ancient Egyptian and Indian writings. Likewise, the Popul Vuh, a book of the Central American Maya, records that "those who gazed at the rising of the sun [the ancestors who formerly lived eastward of the Americas] . . . had but one language . . . before going west."

These testimonies support the biblical book of Genesis statement that "all the earth was of one language, and of one speech" (Genesis 11:1).

Various peoples, such as the Mexicans, the Chaldeans, the Hindus, the Greeks, the Chiapa of the Americas, Australian Aboriginal tribes, and the Fijians, to name a few, were discovered with a tradition concerning this event in which each tribe received a new language.

So evidently, this is not just some biblical fairytale. This ancient event has been burnt into the racial memory of mankind as a whole. No society is known at any point in history which did not have a fully developed language (Encyclopaedia Brittanica, 15th ed., Macrop., vol.19, p. 1033). We find NO EVIDENCE for any kind of evolutionary development of language. The fact is, evolution cannot in any meaningful manner account for one language, much less hundreds of languages.

In any case, who had time to formulate grammar when we were all supposedly running around simply trying to survive the next few minutes of life?

I have lived with jungle savages. And did you know that the most primitive tribes possess the most sophisticated languages?

The family of the Indo-European languages is readily identifiable as a family, as are the Semitic tongues. The Hamites, however, have been so inventive, they devise terms with equal facility and their languages are in such a state of flux that within a few generations, even tribes living just across the river will find themselves scarcely able to converse.

This strange tendency which has prevented the Egyptians, Hittites, Sumerians, Chinese and Central American Indians from developing an alphabetical script may have been Providence, guaranteeing the quick dispersal of Ham all over the world. Many cuniform scholars have noted the similarities between Sumarian and Chinese (Genesis 10 – the Table of Nations).

All Nations awaited the Redeemer

This, the world's oldest prophecy, our first parents claimed was given them, was handed down to all their descendants—the prophecy of a coming Deliverer, no less. Among the ancient Babylonians, Persians, Chinese, Hindus, Germans, British, Romans, Egyptians and others, there was an expectation that this Great One was coming to cure all ills.

Roman historian Tacitus refers to this expectation among the nations (Tacitus, Histories, v.13. Suetonius, Vespasian, iv).

Dupuis, in L'Origine des Cultus, has collected a vast number of traditions prevalent in all nations concerning a divine person, born of a virgin—that is, without an earthly father. He would come from heaven for the purpose of delivering mankind. He would lay down his life once for all, but rising to life again would ultimately bring a new world.

This prophecy appears to be as old as the human race. Notice how an ancient poet contemplated this prophecy:

            • A golden progeny from heaven descends,

            O chaste Lucinda! speed the mother's pains,

            And haste the glorious birth!

            . . . virtue shall restore,

            And crimes shall threat the guilty world no more. . .

            The warring nations he in peace shall bind,

            And with paternal virtues rule mankind.

            And here are the words of another poet of old:

            • Hail, great Physician of the world! all hail!

            Hail, mighty Infant, who, in years to come,

            Shall heal the nations and defraud the tomb! . . .

            Thy daring art shall animate the dead,

            And draw the thunder on Thy guilty head;

            For Thou shalt die, but from the dark abode

            Rise up victorious, and be twice a God!

• The Babylonians and Persians expected a king-redeemer and
hero-sage, who would establish a new age of happiness.

• The Chinese also believed that a great wise man would appear.

• The Hindus believed that the supreme God would reveal himself to
humans and that ultimately would come a new world.

• The ancient Germans looked forward to the renewal of the present

• The Druids of Britain expected the coming of the "Curer of all

• Likewise, in the earliest Egyptian texts are found prophecies
proclaiming the coming of this Savior of the human race—prophecies
that were already ancient.

In these Egyptian texts we are brought face to face with prophecies concerning a Messiah who was to come. It was held that "the teacher awaited since the creation of the world" had not yet been manifested on earth. His coming was to end in His sacrifice and bring about the regeneration of mankind. The ancient Egyptian messianic prophecies refer to the Messiah as "The Lord of Death and Resurrection".

In course of time these prophecies of Messiah became paganised by the substitution of Osiris (the god of Vegetational Decay and Regeneration) and other deities. Osiris then usurped the attributes and functions of the promised Messiah that had been known in earlier Egyptian prophecy. Only in the late Egyptian literature (from late in the 18th and early in the 19th Dynasty) did Osiris and other gods usurp the functions and attributes of the Promised One. But originally, the position of Osiris was not messianic. Osiris was at first no more than an allegorical figurehead, a patron of corn, a personification of the agricultural seasons (Stewart, The Witness of the Great Pyramid, 1928, p. 64-65).

Much, much later he became "a god who had been originally a mortal and had risen from the dead" (E.A. Wallis Budge, The Book of the Dead. London: British Museum Publications, 1920). Only then were the added attributes of the Promised One given to him.

Noted archaeologist Professor Budge points out:

"The beliefs which were conceived by the Egyptians in their lowest states of civilization were mingled with those which reveal the existence of high spiritual conceptions [at first]" (Budge The Gods of the Egyptians, 1969 Vol. I, p. 32).

Purer Faith at the Beginning

Although modern Hinduism recognises a multitude of gods (possessing different influences on human affairs), yet the Indian sacred books show that originally it had been far otherwise. Speaking of the Supreme God (known in their language as Brahm):

• Of Him whose glory is so great, there is no image (Veda).

• [He] illumines all, delights all, whence all proceeded; that by which they live when born, and that to which all must return (Veda).

• He whom the mind alone can perceive; whose essence eludes the external organs, who has no visible parts, who exists from eternity . . . The soul of all beings, whom no being can comprehend (Institutes of Menu).

In these passages there is a trace of pantheism beginning to emerge, but the very language employed bears testimony to the existence among the Hindus at one period of a far purer faith. Brahm (the one infinite and eternal God) is just the original Hebrew Rahm—with the 'b' prefixed, which is very frequent in Sanscrit words derived from Hebrew or Chaldee. The Hebrew Rahm means "the merciful, or compassionate One." But Rahm also means "the Womb," or "the Bowels" as the seat of compassion.

Now we find such language applied to Brahm, as cannot be accounted for, except by realising that Brahm had the very same meaning as the Hebrew Rahm. Thus we find the god Krishna, in one of the Hindu sacred books (when asserting his high dignity as a divinity, and his identity with the Supreme) using these words:

"The great Brahm is my Womb, and in it I place my foetus, and from it is the procreation of all nature. The great Brahm is the Womb of all the various forms which are conceived in every natural womb".

It is very clear that Brahm comes from Rahm which means Womb or Merciful One. Brahm is just the same as Er-Rahman ("the all-merciful One"), a title applied by the Turks to the Most High. Thus the Hindus, despite the deterioration of understanding seen today, once knew the Creator as "the God of mercy," that is, "a just God and a rescuer." He was also called in India "the victim-man." And among the Buddhists he was commonly addressed as "Savior of the world"  (Mahawanso, xxxi "apud." Pococke's India in Greece, p. 185).

Furthermore, the meaning of Deva (the generic name for "God" in India) is similar. Deva originally came from the Chaldean Thav ("Good"). Thav is also legitimately pronounced Thev and in the emphatic form is Theva or Thevo ("the Good"). 'Th' is frequently pronounced 'Dh.' Hence Deva. The 'v' is frequently dropped (just as 'novus' in Latin is 'neos' in Greek). Dheva, or Theva, or Thevo becomes Deva. It also becomes Deo or Devs ('God' in Latin) and Theos ('God' in Greek), or Theo-s or Thevo-s. This reflects the passage in the Bible that says, "There is none good but One, that is God [Theos—the Good]"  (Matthew 19:17).

Gradual Increase in Gods

Ancient textual evidence shows that the trend was to increase the number of gods as time passed, rather than decrease them (Siegfried H. Horn, Records of the Past Illuminate the Bible, 1975, p. 12). It was only the later nations who were POLYtheists. As an example of how far this trend has developed over the past 4,000 years, it is calculated that today the Hindu religion has 600,000 gods.

The confusion of tongues was not random, but a systematic distribution of languages corresponding to racial differences. "By these were the . . . Gentiles divided in their lands, each with its respective language, by their families in their nations" (Genesis 10:5, 20, 31). It further confounded religious beliefs. The antithesis to Babel was at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost when the saints emerged from the upper room and addressed the assembled multitude of whom three thousand elect Hebrews and proselytes to Yahwism "UNDERSTOOD in their own tongues what the new-born Christians spoke in Galilean concerning the mighty works of God" (Acts 2:7-11).

For centuries scholars have debated over a Greek diphthong or Hebrew jot and tittle, oblivious to the fact that "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." God speaks to the heart by inspiration in the "pure language [of] the common faith" so in order to be born-again one must be "in one mind in the present Truth." Hereby the "first tongue" imparts eternal Life (II Corinthians 3:6; Titus 1:4; II Peter 1:12; Acts 2:1-42; Zechariah 3:9). nl692.htm

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Bible Believers' Newsletter 691

"We focus on the present Truth – what Jesus is doing now. . ."

ISSN 1442-8660

Christian greetings in the precious Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are pleased you could join us in fellowship around God's unchanging Word.

Please visit the links and view the videos in the News Section of this Newsletter in which we answer a question on Cain's wife posed by a Brother in France, while our main Article illustrates how history is repeating because God's Word never changes and Satan's ways do not change. It also investigates the language spoken by Adam and Eve, Noah and Shem, and the enforcement of an outward unity from the tower of Babel to the present day.

This Newsletter serves those of like precious faith. Whoever will receive the truth is welcome to feed their soul from the waters of the River of Life. Everything here presented should be confirmed personally in your own Bible.

Your brother-in-Christ, Anthony Grigor-Scott

Stop killing our kids, stop killing any kids, stop killing!!!

June 20, 2011 — Brian Haw who had lived in a tent before the House of Commons since 2002 protesting the genocide by colonies of the 'city of London' like Britain, the USA, Australia, occupied Germany, and others against Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, and soon Syria, Lebanon and Iran, went to His reward this week. Full story: Watch video.

Comment: In this comment we see video of a different conflict where CIA operatives work side by side with Rebel forces in Libya, a Libyan rebel beheading a Libyan soldier, gruesome footage of a Libyan rebel cutting up the rotted flesh of a dead soldier and forcing it into the hands of Libyan Prisoners of War, who are lined up in a row so they must eat it, a group of Rebels sodomizing a civilian with a pistol. Another shows a crowd of Rebels hanging and beheading a Libyan soldier, a boy who was castrated and had both eyes gouged out by NATO Rebels as punishment for refusing to join their paramilitary unit. One video yet uncollected comes from a father, who describes the kidnapping of his virgin daughter from a pro-Gadhaffi family. After dragging her out of the house at gun-point and taking her to a rape party, NATO rebels cut off her breasts with a knife, and she bled to death.

Human rights investigators are now interviewing a Libyan woman from Zawia who survived a brutal gang rape that cut off her breasts. Miraculously, horrified on-lookers saved her from bleeding to death. . . On June 19, Gadhaffi soldiers entering Misurata rescued another rape survivor. The young woman had been kidnapped and held hostage for 20 days. Rebel forces gang raped her every single day, round the clock, until Gadhaffi's forces broke through their lines and saved her life. . . Full story:

Destabilization of Syria and the Broader Middle East War

June 17, 2011 — Armed insurgents belonging to Islamist organizations have crossed the border from Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. The US State Department has confirmed it is supporting the insurgency. The United States is to expand contacts with Syrians who are counting on a regime change in the country.

This was stated by US State Department official Victoria Nuland. "We started to expand contacts with the Syrians, those who are calling for change, both inside and outside the country," she said. Nuland also repeated that Barack Obama had previously called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to initiate reforms or to step down from power" (Voice of Russia, June 17, 2011).

The destabilization of Syria and Lebanon as sovereign countries has been on the drawing board of the US-NATO-Israel military alliance for at least ten years. Action against Syria is part of a "military roadmap," a sequencing of military operations. According to former NATO Commander General Wesley Clark—the Pentagon had clearly identified Iraq, Libya, Syria and Lebanon as target countries of a US-NATO intervention. . .

What the mainstream media has failed to mention is that despite the authoritarian nature of the regime, president Al Assad is a popular figure who has widespread support of the Syrian population. . . While the Syrian regime is by no means democratic, the objective of the US-NATO Israel military alliance is not to promote democracy. Quite the opposite. Washington's intent is to eventually install a puppet regime. . .

Israel and NATO signed a far-reaching military cooperation agreement in 2005. Under this agreement, Israel is considered a de facto member of NATO. . . A military intervention in Syria on fake humanitarian grounds would lead to an escalation of the US-NATO led war over a large area extending from North Africa and the Middle East to Central Asia, from the Eastern Mediterranean to China's Western frontier with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It would also contribute to a process of political destabilization in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. It would also set the stage for a conflict with Iran.
Full story:

Comment: Read Daniel 11:40-45. The concept of the inviolate nation state, whereby no country had the right to attack another, which emerged out of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia was deliberately overturned by the UN Security Council in 2005 with the introduction of the Responsibility to Protect, which presumes that sovereignty is not a privilege, but a responsibility, and virtually demands that if a leadership is "threatening" its citizens, the 'City of London' and "the image unto the beast," that is, NATO, have an affirmative obligation to intervene. A preplanned subterfuge to enforce Lucifer's totalitarian one world government. Hence the 'City of London'-"image to the beast"-NATO aggression against Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Macedonia, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, Syria, and . . . the world.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) just passed by Congress authorizes worldwide war, which has no date of expiration and will allow this president and any future president to go to war anywhere in the world, at any time, without further congressional authorization.

"Australian warships and troops are likely to be redeployed to bases in Western Australia and the Northern Territory to protect the burgeoning gas fields off the nation's north-west. Listen to Webster Tarpley comment on US war plans and regime-change throughout the Middle East. Also hear Lindsay Williams speak on a complete shut-down of Middle East oil, and US sovereign default dissolving trillions of dollars worth of US Treasury Notes held by Japan, China and OPEC nations, bringing global depression, and the exploitation of US oil resources—the world's most extensive—thereby destroying the Arab economies, as reported in Newsletter 674.

Are Saudi Women Next?

June 18, 2011 — The unexpected visibility and assertiveness of women in the revolutions unfolding across the Arab world—in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, and elsewhere—has helped propel what has become variously known as the 'Arab awakening' or 'Arab Spring.' Major changes have occurred in the minds and lives of women, helping them to break through the shackles of the past, and to demand their freedom and dignity.

Since January 2011, images of millions of women demonstrating alongside men have been beamed around the world by television journalists, posted on YouTube, and splashed on the front pages of newspapers. One saw women from all walks of life marching in hope of a better future, for themselves and for their countries.

They appeared prominently—eloquent and outspoken, marching daily, holding caricatures of dictators and chanting calls for democratic change. They walked, bussed, traveled in carts, telephoned and tweeted with compatriots, motivated in part by social demands—above all for their own empowerment. . .
Full story:

Comment: The "freedom and dignity" demanded by these "silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth" will lead them into sin and despair (II Timothy 3:6-7). These pagans know not that they are under bondage to the spirit of Laodicea, which means "people's rights," and is the spirit of Judaeo-Communism (Revelation 3:17-20). And although they do not believe in the Holy Bible, they are fulfilling Bible prophecy for this hour, as is the State of New York which has legalized homosexual marriage unions, an abomination to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel (Luke 17:28-30).

Nuclear Doom

June 17, 2011 — After the first week, officials had enough information to call for evacuation of a wide area in Japan and also Hawaii, Alaska and the entire west coast of North America. They really should have evacuated all of northern Japan and also the west coast but that was almost as impossible as evacuating the entire planet or the entire northern hemisphere. . . Full story: Please read all of this.

Nuclear Toxicity Syndrome is about how to survive in nuclear and chemical hell. But one cannot do what is necessary to survive hell if a person doesn't know they are living in one. It just keeps getting worse by the day and now we have Fort Calhoun nuclear plant outside Omaha, Nebraska on emergency alert as first fire and now flooding threatens to overwhelm yet another nuclear facility.
Full story:

Radiation is expected to continue spewing for months from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that suffered a meltdown following an earthquake and tsunami in March; despite grim reports from Japan, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has quietly stopped running extra tests for radioactive material in America's milk, rain and drinking water. . . Full story:

Air versus Skyscraper

October 16, 2008 — ALL of the videos showing planes disappearing in one piece into either WTC1 or 2 like a hot knife through butter without slowing by even one frame per second and with no parts falling off at impact, are obvious fakes, simply because they contradict fundamental laws of physics [specifically, Newton's Third Law of Motion].
Every part of every one of those videos is demonstrably fake, the plane images, the WTC building images, the sky, the foreground, background, shadows etc., etc. All are merely computer generated fabrications/animations.

The exact same fakery techniques are in effect with all of the network-aired WTC 1 and 2 "live" collapse video sequences [i.e. aired by CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox etc.]; as with the "plane into/through building" videos, most obviously deducible from the glaring fact that its scientifically impossible for 1,300+ ft. tall, 500,000 ton steel and concrete structures to completely collapse to the ground in under 20 seconds flat [average aired collapse time = 15 seconds], when a billiard ball in free-fall, dropped from the same height in a vacuum [with no air resistance—unlike the WTC buildings] would reach the ground in 9.22 seconds.

Those collapse sequence network videos, just like the "plane through building" videos, are total [i.e. 100%] computer fabrications from beginning to end, depicting as they do, physically impossible events [and ignoring for now all of the many other glaringly impossible video details, such as contradictory sunlight angles, shadows etc. present in literally every one of those network computer animations.

The real collapses must have taken place off camera behind smoke-screens, and in reality would have taken far longer than the 20 seconds or less depicted in all fraudulent network footage computer animations/fabrications aired as "the live truth" on national TV that day. What we all saw on TV that day was pure Hollywood theatre, nothing more. . .
Full story:

Television is—and has always been—a Weapon of Mass Distraction. The power of TV-imagery was the driving force behind the 9/11 deception.

The News Media had a central role in pulling off the 9/11 psy-op. The operation involved airing on television a substitute, computer-generated version of reality. It has temporarily succeeded to sell to the world the preposterous tale of 19 young terrorists using hijacked airliners to attack the USA. This longstanding research has established the falseness of the images shown on LIVE TV on 9/11—as well as all the subsequently released video material. A large number of casualties was also reported to generate public outrage and support for illegal wars of aggression. However, the September Clues research has determined the alleged victims were fictitious identities mostly/or entirely created within the digital realm. The 9/11 hoax—and the phony "War on Terror"—are definitively exposed by the method revealed.

Full story:

Hypocrites of Hate

September 29, 2010 — Zionist Netanyahu Honors Communist Red Army. Why? Because Bolsheviks were led by Jews, massacring/raping Germans en masse. Watch the hidden history you didn't know exposing the lies upon which the established order is dependent. "For those in the USA and Europe, they are coming for you next" Full story:

Comment: The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth (H.L. Mencken).

Jewish Court sentences Dog to Death by Stoning

June 17, 2011 — A Jerusalem rabbinical court condemned to death by stoning a dog it suspects is the reincarnation of a secular lawyer who insulted the court's
judges 20 years ago, Ynet website reported Friday. According to Ynet, the large dog made its way into the Monetary Affairs Court in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, frightening judges and plaintiffs. . . . Their preferred divine retribution was for the lawyer's spirit to move into the body of a dog, an animal considered impure by traditional Judaism. Clearly still offended, one of the judges sentenced the animal to death by stoning by local children. . . Full story:

Rabbi charged with raping 12-Year-Old Girl

June 13, 2011 — A Netanya rabbi was charged on Monday with raping a 12-year-old girl. David Hafuta, 64, who prayed at the same synagogue as the minor, allegedly assaulted her on several occasions between July 2010 and May of this year. According to the indictment, the girl asked Hafuta questions about religious matters. In response, he told her that he wants to "reveal her purpose in the world". . . He told her that she is fated "to become the messiah's mother," and that she must "atone for all the bad deeds that she has done so far" by having sexual relations with him. . . . Moreover, the rabbi asked the girl to bring friends to him, and so she led two other girls to his office. He told each one that "the war of Gog and Magog (Armageddon) is near," and that she is fated
to "become the mother of the messiah and save the people of Israel". . .
Full story:

Question on Adam and Eve

Question: I understand Eve was made (as an extension: banah) of Adam, after a considerable number of years from the time God formed Adam, as can be seen in Genesis 2:18-20. But what informs your putting it precisely at 110 years? I've been trying to see this. Please help. In "Marriage and Divorce God's whole purpose is to manifest His own attributes to express what He is, that He might fellowship with those attributes in the form of His glorified Family through the harmony of faith (which is the mind of God in us). His plan was sealed in the first Adam who fell and in the last Adam Who overcame. God had finished His creation long before He formed the woman as a by-product. A careful reading of Genesis reveals that Adam would have been about 110 years Eve's senior. When God formed Adam, his wife was in him, and when the Logos was made flesh in the last Adam, His Wife was in Him".

Answer: Good question! If you turn to Genesis 5:3, "Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat [a son] in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth".

The only women mentioned in Scripture from the time of Adam until the days of Noah, are Eve and one of her daughters, the wife of Cain, "Cain knew his [own] wife" (Genesis 4:17, 19-22). Then in the days of Noah Lamech's "two wives . . . Adah and Zillah . . . [and] the sister of Tubalcain, Naamah." Then in Genesis 5:4, "The days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters".

Clearly women are seldom mentioned in Scripture, particularly in genealogies as the descent is reckoned from the eldest surviving male heir such as Seth. (Cain was not Adam's son). By deduction, it seems possible that when Eve bore her first sons she may have born their sisters also; Adam likely fathered a number of daughters before the birth of Seth, because when Cain was made a wanderer he took his wife with him.

Eve means, "mother of all living," so when British Israel, Christian Identity (so-called) and various sects declare that Cain married into a race of pre-Adamites, you know they are in error. Cain married one of his half-sisters born of Eve. Furthermore, I would point out that Brother Branham said there was no differentiation in the colour of men's skins until after the Flood and the tower of Babel when the topography, fertility and mineral composition of soils lost their uniformity (COD., p. 307:602). God is colour blind when it comes to a man's skin, however He is most certainly racialist for only the descendents of Adam are redeemable, since the seed of the serpent, Cain and his descendents, are accursed, and since they are not in the race of the first Adam, the last Adam, Jesus Christ, is not their KINSMAN Redeemer.

Brother Branham said, "Cain married his own sister; he had to. For there was only one female on the earth then; the Bible only gives record of . . . Cain, Abel, and Seth. . . The Bible seldom records a girl's birth. You know that. . . For Eve was the only female that was created by God, and if she didn't have any daughters, when that last female, the only female, died, the human race would've ceased to exist. That right? There'd have been no more females. So she had to have daughters. And Cain married his own sister, for he had to; there's no other place for women to come from.

And it was legal and lawful in those days, even for Abraham, and even on down to Isaac. Isaac married his own blood cousin. And Abraham married his own sister, blood sister. His father's. . . It's different mothers but the same father. And the germ comes out of the male sex. Sarah, which brought forth the wonderful Isaac. . . Is that right? There wasn't nobody on the earth then.

That was all in type, showing that the. . . Here it is, brother. Isaac... Rebekah is a type of the Church, and Isaac is a type of the Bride, Christ. Is that right? And they must be Blood relation (Hallelujah. Amen.), blood relation.
So Cain married his sister . . . Then they went over there into the land of Nod" (COD., p. 30:115, 123-126).

The Prophet also said, "Now, the only person that Cain could've had, or married, would had to be his own sister. He had to. Because there's only one male and female that they could've come from (See?), and he had to marry his own sister. Now, that was legal in those days.

And Isaac married his own first blood cousin, Rebekah, ordained of God. Sarah was Abraham's sister, his blood sister, not by his mother, by his father. See, a blood sister that Abraham married, a different mother, but same father. . .

So you see, to marry in relation then, before the stream of blood was weakened in the human race, it was legal and all right. Now, it isn't. If you'd marry your sister today, and have children, they'd probably be. . . Well, they'd just be deformed and everything. Even down to a first and second cousin should never be married (See?), because the blood stream becoming low and running low.

But the only thing then that Cain could've done, would been marry his own sister. And that's where the children was that. . . He got his wife, went to the land of Nod and knew her, and from there come the children. . . And if you notice, out of the line of Cain come the smart men. Out of the line of Seth come the religious men, I mean, the vine of righteousness. Right there, those two brought forth the very line that we're living in today.

If you'll notice today now (just in finishing this question), that lineage of Cain still exists, and the lineage of Seth still exists. They both come down just the same. Cain's children is here in Jeffersonville tonight, and Seth's children's here in Jeffersonville tonight. As the blood stream weakens and goes out, but that lineage still hangs on" (COD., p. 304:585-590).

When Cain killed Abel the half-brothers were adolescents (14—25 years of age), probably about twenty years of age (Numbers 1:1-3) each managing his own estate, the one a farmer, the other a grazier, living independently with his own wife and no longer in the house of Adam, for each offered his own sacrifice independent of the sacrifice Adam would have offered for his household. Thus, if we deduct the likely age of Cain and Abel from the age of Adam at the birth of his second son, Seth, it would seem that Adam would have been approximately 110 years of age by the time he had finished naming all the animals, at which time the Lord God put him to sleep and drew flesh and bone from his side from which he formed woman as a by-product of His spoken Word, Adam, long after He had completed creation (Genesis 2:18-25). Just as He would put the Last Adam, Jesus Christ who was the spoken Word Itself, to sleep on Calvary and draw the Holy Spirit from His side from which He is forming His wife, the Church (Matthew 27:50-52).

Let Us make Us a Name

The unity of the human race was severed by Eve's infidelity, by her reconciliation with Adam and the survival of her hybrid son Cain whom God cursed, setting "enmity" between his kinsmen and Adam's progeny (Genesis 3:15). Miscegenation with the seed of the serpent spells genocide to Adam's race as the offspring of such unions are not in the Book of Life which is the genealogy of the first Adam and irredeemable since Jesus Christ is the last Adam: He is not the last Cain. Because of miscegenation the Lord allowed the corrupt antediluvian civilization to destroy that world with atomic power, causing the universal Flood, as soon He will allow our corrupt civilization to destroy this world by atomic power. And "as it was in the days of Noah," miscegenation between the seed of the Serpent and the seed of Adam—now called 'multiculturalism'—is the besetting sin, peddled worldwide by bankster-bought politicians along with their genocidal "free trade" and carbon-tax/climate change scams designed to globalize poverty (Matthew 24:37; Genesis 6:1-4).

Tower of BabelA mere century after the Flood in the days of Peleg whose name means 'division,' "for in his days the earth was divided," the post-diluvian descendants of Noah and his three sons living in the kingdom of Nimrod and his wife Semiramis, having lost the inward spiritual bond of the unity of the faith expressed historically in the God of Shem, declared, "Go to, let us build ourselves a city and a tower whose top may point to heaven. Let us make us a name [a Shem]." So they made the sensual, heaven-defying construction of a tower their center of gravity and object of outward unity, "Lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth," seeking to become city-dwellers and defeat God's command to "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth" (Genesis 9:1). Cities are centers of mammon, self-relying pride of human, material attainment, and sin.

Genesis 11:1-9, "Now the whole earth was of one language, and one speech. And as men migrated [from the mountains of Ararat in Armenia] in the east they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and settled there. And they said one to another, Go to, let us mold bricks and bake them thoroughly; so they had brick for stone and asphalt for mortar. Then they said, Go to, let us build ourselves a city and a tower whose top may point to heaven [i.e. to Bel]. Let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men were building. And the Lord said, If they are able to accomplish all this when they have just begun to exploit linguistic and political unity, nothing they propose to do in the future will be unattainable for them. Come, let us go down, and so confound their language that they may not understand one another's speech. Thus the Lord scattered them abroad from thence over the face of all the earth: and they ceased building the city, which accordingly was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth: and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth".

Whatever differences of tongues arose before the Flood, the unity of tongues was restored in Noah, and continued until the confusion of tongues at Babel. Speech is inherent in man as the expression of thought (Proverbs 23:7), so the Greeks rightly express reason and speech by one word, "logos," for reason is inward speech and speech is outward reason. Hence God brought the animals to Adam as subordinate creatures over which he had dominion, and "whatever Adam called every living creature, that was its name." His powers of perception and intelligence were supernaturally enlarged to know the characters, habits, and uses of each species that was brought to him, and he observed that none of the living creatures were on an equal footing with him, and that while each came with its mate of the same nature, form, and habits, he alone had no companion. In conversing with God and naming them he was led to exercise his powers of speech and to prepare for social intercourse with his partner who was yet to be formed (Genesis 2:19-20). Darwinian evolutionists cannot explain how the faculty of speech might have evolved in man yet not in brute beasts, or how the spirit of mortal life and the soul might have evolved from minerals.

Zephaniah 3:9 is set at the time of Jacob's trouble in the second half of Daniel's Seventieth Week when the 144,000 elect Israelites are being born-again; it expresses the Greek "logos," meaning 'thought in speech.' "Then I will give to the people [of Israel] a pure language that they may all call upon the Name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent." The Lord is not going to teach them Hebrew or Aramaic, but grant them a clear revelation, which is the Logos or mind of God, "that they may all call upon the Name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent" and He will respond to His Word. This experience of a "pure language" inaugurated Christ's Church on the day of Pentecost; the purpose of Brother Branham's ministry was to restore the apostolic faith (Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 17:11) and "finish the mystery of God" (Revelation 10:7) to call us out from Babylon and her once Protestant daughter churches into "the unity of the faith" that after the Seventh Trump we can manifest that we are the sons of God in the exercise of the 'third pull' (Matthew 25:6; Revelation 18:4; Ephesians 4:13; Romans 8:19, 35-39; I Thessalonians 17b). And in speaking the "pure language" of perfect faith, what we say God will do.

Brother Branham said, "And we do have today, by God's help, the perfect interpretation of the Word with Divine vindication. "Then that which is in part is done away with. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child; but when I become a man, I put away childish things." Amen (COD., p. 1005:57). After we depart, Israel's two witnesses will speak in "a pure language . . . And if anyone would harm them, Fire issues from their mouths and consumes their enemies. Anyone wishing to injure them must be killed in this way." The Fire issuing from their mouths in their 'third pull' will be the "pure language" of the Sword of the Spirit, the logos of the Spoken Word as in Acts 5:1-11 and Revelation 19:15.

The confusion of tongues was not random, but a systematic distribution of languages corresponding to the racial differences. "By these were the . . . Gentiles divided in their lands, each with its respective language, by their families in their nations" (Genesis 10:5, 20, 31). "Babel" means 'confusion,' while "Jerusalem" means 'peace.' The antithesis to Babel was the day of Pentecost at Jerusalem when the saints emerged from the upper room and addressed the assembled multitude of whom three thousand elect Hebrews and proselytes to Yahwism—"Parthians and Medes, and Elamites, and dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea and Cappodocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt [who read the Greek Septuagint], and in the parts of Libya, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians HEARD in their own tongues what the new-born Christians spoke in Galilean concerning the mighty works of God" (Acts 2:7-11). This was "a pure language" expressing the mind of God whose Spirit imparted the revelation to His elect, for in order to be born-again one must be unanimous, "in one mind in the present Truth" like the hundred and twenty before them (Acts 2:1).

In Genesis 11:5-8 God came down to confound and bring discordant tongues among the races; in Acts 2 God came down to restore unity among an election of men in Adam's race through faith in Jesus Messiah. Whereas from the tower of Babel to Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon to the Judaeo-Roman Catholic "MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF (once Protestant) HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH" today, Babylon in all of its phases has institutionalized religion AGAINST God, and for over a thousand years her worship was in Latin, a language incomprehensible to her congregants. And whereas Babylonian rule and religion is enforced by a rigid liturgy of "vain repetitions" (Matthew 6:7), we found liberty in Christ through the exercise of our free moral agency and the leading of faith.

The name Babel denotes the world city whence men became dispersed into nations whereas the name Jerusalem denotes the City of God, where men are brought back together heart and soul as one family in Christ. Soon the world city will "plant its palatial tents between the seas in the glorious holy mountain" in Jerusalem, "which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified," and cover it with her abominations (Daniel 11:45; 9:27; Revelation 11:8). Worldwide, the Judaeo-Roman church and its US image to Imperial Rome will kill all who refuse to take its mark in their forehead by receiving her trinitarian doctrine, or in the right hand signifying servitude (Revelation 13:15-18). Thus she will martyr the two Hebrew prophets and their 144,000 elect Israelite converts (Revelation 11:7-12).

Brother Branham said, "The church has not recognized her day. Like Israel back in her promised land. She don't know how she got back there. She was just automatically put back there. Why? National force put her in her place.

Now, I'm going to say something. National force put Israel in her homeland. National force will put the church in the World Council of Churches. But the power of God will put the people in the Bride. The world forces this way, and the world forces that way, but God forces upward, the Spirit of God, which is the Word of God. "My Word is Spirit and Life" will put the Bride in her place. 'Cause she'll recognize her position in the Word, then she's in Christ, will put her in her place. No national force will do it. But the national force did drive Israel to the homeland. The national forces of the Council of Churches will drive every organization into it, but the power of God will raise the Bride into glory, out of it.

Oh, people, recognize your day, as Jesus warned you, the sign of Sodom [Hebrews 4:12], and the church's conditions of this day" (Recognizing Your Day and its Message, p. 34:192-193).

God is a separator: at Babel He once again destroyed the carnal unity of the three kinds of believers and the physical Serpent's seed to bring to pass His long term plan of redemption. In chronological order certain events of Genesis 11 precede the record of Genesis 10 although the prophecy of their eventual homelands may well have been revealed along with the destination allocated to Shem [i.e. name] as the potential hub of humanity. Clearly the emigration had begun well before construction of Babel's tower and it is inconceivable that Noah, who died just two years before the birth of Abram, and Shem, the 'name' and preserver of the holy tongue, whom Abraham outlived by just 27 years, and in "whose tents" God had promised to "dwell," should have participated even by their presence in the unholy atmosphere of narcissistic Nimrod's rebellion against God in his attempt to make a 'name' for himself and the god of forces.

Joktan and the Semitic Arabs had doubtless emigrated, and the nobler sons of Ham, the founder of the Egyptian monarchy and the Cushite Arabs had in all probability gone to their respective settlements. It is noteworthy that the Canaanites occupied Palestine before Shem and antecedent in time to the confusion of tongues, perhaps expressing the "enmity" God had set between them and Adam's race, Ham and his son Canaan being particularly zealous to hinder Noah's prophecy: "Cursed is Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brethren. Blessed is the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God will enlarge Japheth, and he will dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan will be his servant" (Genesis 9:25-27). Thus the races of Ham and Canaan may have engaged with special zeal in this tower-building "to make us a name [Shem]" for the purpose of weakening this prophecy. Moses called post-diluvian Serpent's seed "men of renown [Shem or name]" (Genesis 6:4). The Bible and profane history bear record to the fact Canaan's descendants have made themselves a "Shem" by usurping the name of their sworn enemy, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. As Jacob deceived his father to steal Esau's blessing, they have deceived the world in their determination to steal back the birthright Esau sold to Jacob. They impersonate themselves as Shemites which they are not, style themselves 'Jews' when scarcely any reside in Judea or observe Yahwism; and call themselves 'Israelis,' never Israelites or Hebrews which they are not. Yet they rule modern Israel and the world according to the prophecy of Isaac (Genesis 27:39-41).

"Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a 'Jew' or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew" (1980 Jewish Almanac, "A Brief History of the Terms for Jew," p. 3).

Today, to trace anyone's descent to ancient Palestine would be a genealogical impossibility. The Jewish racial myth flows from the fact that the words 'Hebrew,' 'Israelite,' 'Jew,' 'Judaism,' and the 'Jewish people' have been used synonymously to suggest a historic continuity, but this is a gross misuse. The descriptive name Judaism was never heard by the Hebrews or Israelites; it appears only within modern Christianity. The English abbreviation, 'Jew,' is recent and does not correspond to anything denoted by the Aramaic, Greek or Roman terms for 'Judahite' or 'Judean,' which were in use during the lifetime of Jesus. According to Reporting Guidelines for the Australian Press Council, General Press Release No. 49 (issued June 1982) with reference to the word "Race" as applied to Jews: "The Press Council wishes to alert editors to a common mistake. There is no "Jewish race." Judaism is not a race but a religion. There are Caucasian Jews, Mongolian Jews, Oriental Jews, Semitic Jews, and so on—terms defining both racial origin and religion. The Council asks all editors and sub-editors to watch for this error. . ."

During Christ's lifetime, no persons were described as "Jews" anywhere. This very important FACT is supported by sound theology, suppressed historical truth and science. When Jesus was in Judea, it was not the "homeland" of the ancestors of those who today style themselves as "Jews," their ancestors never set-foot anywhere near Judea. They existed at that time in Asia, their true "homeland," and were known as Chazars, or Turkish Mongols. Douglas Reed, in his superbly researched classic, "Controversy of Zion," writes: "No authority, Judaist or other, would support the claim to blood decent from Judah for the so-called Jews of today" (p. 11). In fact, the Palestinians would have more claim to the racial description, 'Semite,' than any within modern Jewry who are of Eastern-European stock and trace their lineage back to the ancient Asiatic kingdom of the Chazar".

"Here's a paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox: and anthropological fact, many Christians may have much more Hebrew-Israelite blood in their veins than most of their Jewish neighbors" (Alfred M. Lilienthal, "What Price Israel").

The interruption to the construction of the Tower of Babel established the limit to the history of the primitive time which reached its fruitless climax as man sought to make a name for himself instead of presenting himself a living sacrifice to glorify God. It was the genesis of the history of the human striving after a false outward unity following the dispersion of the formerly unified human race imposed upon it by the confounding of tongues and the division of families into nations. This is also the boundary between the primeval heathen religion transplanted from the antediluvian world by Ham and Cush, and faith in the Promise, as presented in the genealogies. Thus Romans 4 and Galatians 3 identify the beginning of the Covenant religion with the Gentile Abraham, and Christians are not called sons of Jacob or Israel after the flesh who rejected God's promise to Abraham and are "blinded in part until the last Gentile is baptized into Christ"  (Romans 11:25); we are Spiritual Israel—sons of Abraham by the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the righteousness of faith in the present Truth (Galatians 3:26-29).

Map Ur of ChaldeesFollowing the account of the division of tongues Genesis 11:10 says: "These are the generations of Shem: Shem was a hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood." This genealogy of the Shemites is a continuation of the genealogy of the Sethites in Genesis 5. It introduces us to Abram to whom God said, "Leave your country, and your kindred, and your father's house for a land that I will show you. And I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name famous; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and curse him who curses you. Also in you all the families of the earth will be blessed." Abram was a native of Ur of the Chaldees; in Newsletter 488 we discovered that Ur, Babel and Haran (meaning 'a mountaineer') were in Northern Mesopotamia which is modern Turkey, as shown on this map, and not in Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon which is Southern Mesopotamia, and according to Acts 7:2-4, God called Abram at Ur, the proper home of the Chaldeans at the headwaters of the Tigris, before he moved to Haran. (Click map to enlarge image).

Taking Genesis 10 and 11 together, we must conclude that at least one line of the sons of Shem, that of Arphaxad the ancestor of the Chaldeans and father of Eber, the more direct progenitor of the Hebrews, remained in the upper country of the Tigris and Euphrates. (As an aside, it is of interest at this particular time in our history to note that the Chaldeans were Moon worshippers, and that on its monuments Ur is called Hur, meaning 'Moon goddess.' According to Joshua 24:2, Abram's father Terah "served other gods," and today the cult of the Moon god is spreading throughout the apostate once Christian world of Abraham's Seed, Jesus Messiah).

So God defeated the attempt to counteract His will, that men should disperse systematically, by confounding the tongues of the builders of the intended central metropolis of the world. Once again He called one man of faith in the line of Seth through Shem and his family of make-believers and unbelievers of common Hebrew tongue to be the father of faith "in whom all the [Adamic] families of the earth shall be blessed." The Book of Hebrews says Abram and his companions obeyed and went out, not knowing where they were going. This is the same kind of call that in essence comes to every Christian believer, especially today in response to Brother Branham's Message, which is the "shout" of I Thessalonians 4:16 that is the "midnight cry" of Matthew 25:6 confirmed by the heavenly "voice" of Revelation 18:4, calling the world's last generation out of Babylon.

No sharp demarcation separates the Japhetic, Hamitic and Shemitic families of languages and grammar, but outward circumstances, position and disposition, all combined, have modified one universal language. As mankind spread there was a continual division into a larger number of nations, which became distinct linguistically as well as ethnically; the essential identity of many words in Semitic and Japhetic (Indo-European) gives a strong presumption of their original unity. Hamitic is so different from both these, it seems so utterly broken up, that Pritchard, and other philologists, have given it, as a whole, the name Allophylian [i.e. an alloy or conglomerate of foreign, that is, non-Japhetic tongues], using it simply as a convenience of nomenclature. There exist, however, marks of affinity that show it to be something more that a mere arbitrarily separated mass. Of the three ethnologic and linguistic lines the Shemitic is the smallest, most unique, both in its matter and form, the most enduring, most easily recognized, and having the least diversity in its several branches (Max Muller, Languages the Seat of War, p. 88, 90; Rawlinson, Herodotus, vol. I, p. 524).

For the past three thousand years the world has owed its progress mainly to the Semitic and Japhetic races. But originally the Hamitic races (of Egypt and Babylon), now so depressed, took the lead in arts, sciences and power. The first steps in alphabetical writing, sculpture, painting and astronomy, history, navigation, agriculture, and weaving, were taken by them. The character of the language of the earliest Babylonian monuments in Southern Mesopotamia, as far back as 2300BC, is remarkably mixed: Turian in structure, Cushite mainly in vocabulary, with Semitic and Aryan elements.

Ethnology and philology as set forth in the Table of Nations in Genesis 10 and the record of chapter 11 cannot be comprehended without a clear understanding of the original sin. In regard to the primitive language which preceded the confusion scholars and theologians have expressed the opinion that Hebrew was the language of primitive time and of Paradise, and that it was promulgated after the flood by the race of Eber from whom it takes its name.

"Babel is the original name for Babylon. It means 'confusion.' It was literally started by Cush, the son of Ham, but was brought to a kingdom of power and grandeur under his son, Nimrod, the mighty hunter. Nimrod, according to the Genesis 11 account and also according to profane history, set out to accomplish three things. He wanted to build a strong nation, which he did. He wanted to propagate his own religion, which he did. He wanted to make a name for himself, which he also accomplished. His accomplishments were so monumental that the kingdom of Babylon was called the head of gold amongst all world governments. That his religion gained prominence is proven by the fact that Scripture identifies it with Satan completely in Isaiah 14 and in Revelation 17-18. And by history we can prove that it invaded the whole world and is the basis for every system of idolatry, and the theme of mythology, though the names of the gods differ in various sections of the land according to the language of the people. That he made a name for himself and his followers goes without saying, for as long as this present age goes on (until Jesus reveals Himself to His brethren) he will be worshipped and honored, though under a different name from Nimrod, and in a temple slightly different from the one in which he was originally adored" (William Branham, An Exposition of the Seven Church Ages, p. 182:1).

Nimrod means, 'Come, let us rebel.' The grammatical form of the name shows that it had a popular, rather than a family origin. It was the watchword of an impious leader, afterwards given to him as a title by his applauding followers: "Let us break Jehovah's bands, let us build a tower that shall reach Him in the heavens." It was not the success of his undertaking, but the impious thought, that God meant to confound, and to strike down, whenever it arose in mens' minds.

Since the city of Cain man has striven to forcefully establish the outward unity of humanity, crushing diversity of thought and expression—and at the expense of inward unity with God—and Narcissistic Nimrod was intent on building his kingdom in opposition to the Kingdom of God. The division of tongues made a perfect breach of this forced unity. Many boastful God-defying towers of Babel are being erected today. Judaeo-Roman Catholicism and her (once) Protestant daughters being bound for burning in the World Council of Churches (Matthew 13:30, 40; Hebrews 6:8; Revelation 2:20-23; 19:20); the 'City of London' of the Khazar Black Nobility and international banksters; the criminal Judaeo-United Nations, and Judaeo-Communism, along with myriad lesser institutions are striving, like devils in a womb, for forced unity under Lucifer's totalitarian one world government, following the pattern of invasion and suppression established by Nimrod.

The US puppet colony of the City of London and agents provocateurs from their CIA, MI6 and MOSSAD are fomenting and funding civil unrest and rebellion in one Muslim nation after another, then invading and conquering them on "humanitarian" grounds one after another in the strategy of Nimrod and Judaeo-Communist Soviet Russia. This undeclared World War III is of a different kind to previous wars, wherein the aggressors with absolutely overwhelming military power meet feeble, if any, opposition and destroy successive nations, eliminating the potential allies of their ultimate targets, Iran, Russia and China in this war planned in 1871 between political Zionism and political Islam. Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah and the Book of Revelation prophesied the outcome thousands of years ago:

"As the Western elite gathered at the annual Bilderberg meeting in St. Moritz, the major rivals to empire met at last week's 10th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in the Kazakh capital Astana, led by Russia and China trying to fashion an alternative to US hegemony.

The SCO is the only major international organisation that has neither the US nor any close US ally among its members, and its influence is growing across Eurasia. Leaders of member states Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan were joined by leaders from observers Iran, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Mongolia. Belarus and Sri Lanka have been admitted as dialogue partners, and prior to his arrival, Chinese President Hu Jintao visited Ukraine.

The Astana Declaration stressed the goal of combating "terrorism, extremism, and separatism." The summit called for a "neutral" Afghanistan (i.e. no permanent US bases), supported by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, even as the US is actively discussing a post-2014 strategic partnership agreement with him. The prospect of permanent US military bases in Afghanistan lies at the core of current US-Pakistan tensions. India has indicated its aversion to "new cold war" tensions appearing in the region.

Russia and China fear the US plan is to establish permanent bases in Afghanistan and to deploy components of its missile defense system. The SCO meeting supported Russian criticisms of the planned NATO missile de fence shield underway in Europe" (; Revelation 16:13-16).

Our Hegelian controlled party political sham democratic systems force an outward unity that creates a suppressed inward frustration without representation. Multiculturalism is a repetition of the unnatural unity of the days of Noah which Jesus prophesied for this day (Matthew 24:37). It is a global repetition of the original sin and accursed of God. Multiculturalism is being imposed on the world by the City of London as its warlords and magnates in their quest to monopolize the stolen natural resources of third world nations displace dispossessed millions, then deployed to divide and conquer first world nations, relocated as inassimilable refugees in colonies in the manner of the ancient Assyrians. So-called "Free" trade and carbon taxation are further examples of enforced unity.

There is a unity of God that commences inwardly as a work of grace through faith in the present Truth by the exercise of individual free choice which is the sovereign gift of God to everyone. This unity is not geographic but the Spiritual agreement with the Logos or revealed mind of God wherein we live under pre-eminence so that our lives become written epistles of the Word for this hour, known and read by all men that His Name may be seen and glorified in us.

This study was motivated by an article on the first language contributed by our friend archaeologist Brother Jonathan Gray. I coded it for the Newsletter several weeks ago but hesitated to publish and wrote "I cannot see how Hebrew could possibly be the earliest language. At the time of Babel, the earth was of one language, which would have been brought through the ark from the antediluvian people, and it is probable this was the language of Abraham and his predecessors, who were Babylonians. And it was definitely not Hebrew.

I think you might be on safer ground were you to switch from "language" to "script," because there appears to be a link between the ancient scripts as Rex Gilroy's discoveries in Australia seem to indicate. Yet Hebrew script can hardly be described as having an especially long history".

Jonathan replied, "Since receiving your email I have spent several days going carefully through the articles [of the two scholars you sent]—both of which were extremely interesting—as well as files of related matter on the subject of the origin of the Hebrew language. As a result I have put together a 16-page critique of both their works as it relates to our topic. Please find it attached. With respect, both men demonstrated flaws as well as strengths. You should find my overall conclusion of interest, and I am pleased with whatever decision you choose to make concerning this".

Based on Jonathan's research and the above investigation I stand corrected, I defer to my Brother and thank the Lord for correction. Lord willing we will share Brother Jonathan's research with you in our next Newsletter. nl691.htm

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