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Mideast Flashpoint: War Watch, Israel, Iraq, Syria, Iran, Egypt

Today’s Breaking News in the Mideast:

Netanyahu Makes Good On Promise To Punish Hamas As IDF Jets Light Up Gaza

Israel orders preparations for invasion of Gaza

Israel Strikes Gaza by Air and Sea to Halt Rocket Attacks

With a bloody and devastating three year old civil war still raging in Syria, as Iraq is now being carved into ever smaller disjointed pieces by ISIS terrorists, with Israel and HAMAS in Palestine now exchanging more rocket fire every three or four weeks, and with the ongoing unrest in Egypt seizing headlines daily, the possibility of a larger military flashpoint igniting in the Mideast seems to draw ever closer.

This page will document unfolding events in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The level of serious unrest and instability unfolding in the Mideast is worsening with every passing week. I grew up reading stories about terror and suicide attacks in Israel, most of which during the 1970s and 80s were launched by the PLO or Palestinian Liberation Army, led by Yasser Arafat. Today HAMAS continues the attacks on Israel that Yasser Arafat was so well known for decades ago.

US foreign policy in the Mideast has been less effective during the Obama presidency than at any time in recent memory. If the Mideast finally fully ignites, the whole world will eventually be pulled into it’s deadly spinning vortex of war, and that is why so many eyes are always on the region. Bookmark this page and stop by to browse updates as they are posted.

Commensurate with the rising tide of hatred and violence in the Mideast is the rising threat of renewed terror attacks on US soil.  When ISIS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi was released from prison by US military forces in Iraq in 2009, he turned to his former jailor and said:

“I’ll see you in New York.”

I would like to introduce the following quote from Barack Obama as an example of one of the TOP TEN most misguided foreign policy statements ever made by a sitting US president:

“… Iraq is not a perfect place. It has many challenges ahead. But we’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government that was elected by its people. We’re building a new partnership between our nations. And we are ending a war not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home. This is an extraordinary achievement, nearly nine years in the making.” – President Barack Obama, 2011

For those who are just awakening to the magnitude of the present threat to our nation [ Why were you ever asleep? ] I’d like to present the following document, which I consider to be MUST READING for every American who loves our country and wants to see it protected intact from radical Islamic rot within.

Cited from http://www.investigativeproject.org/document/id/20

Summary:

This May 1991 memo was written by Mohamed Akram, a.k.a. Mohamed Adlouni, for the Shura Council of the Muslim Brotherhood. In the introductory letter, Akram referenced a “long-term plan…approved and adopted” by the Shura Council in 1987 and proposed this memo as a supplement to that plan and requested that the memo be added to the agenda for an upcoming Council meeting. Appended to the document is a list of all Muslim Brotherhood organizations in North America as of 1991.

An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the [Muslim] Brotherhood in North America

Any “war watch” which examines the Mideast must also be on constant watch for rising incidents of radical Islamic incursions into the heart of American civic life and society. I strongly suggest that all my readers spend some time and subscribe to the news blog http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com to get up to speed on what is already taking place in America that might shock and surprise you. You will also find the RSS news feed for Creeping Sharia news blog on the front page right columns of this blog.

You won’t see these reports on regular evening newscasts as there is an ongoing explicit NEWS BLACKOUT against any MSM media outlet reporting incidents indicative of the advancement of radical Islamic thought and Sharia Law in the US on evening newscasts. Anyone who would like to explain to me exactly WHY this is the case, please hit the comment field below this page, and enlighten me. It’s infuriating and un-American to hide these news stories from the American people, but that is exactly what is taking place.

Read  “The Truth About the Muslim Brotherhood”

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Israel and Hamas in Gaza Exchange Rockets and Barrage of Missile Fire

ISIS Terrorists Are Exploding, Obliterating and Desecrating Iraq’s Sacred Ancient Shrines

ISIS Jihad Insurgents take Mosul. Hogue Prediction of New Civil War in Iraq and Libya for 2014 fulfilled. What is next?

ISIS-Warriorslinedup

Call Up an Army of Drones Which Will Rival the Locusts of Egypt to Obliterate ISIS Strongholds

Abu Bakr Baghdadi New Video Footage Investigated: Is There an Emerging Iraq News Blackout?

Recent Reports on Iraq by Screenshotsnews.net

Recent Reports on ISIS by Screenshotsnews.net

The New Face of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi: From Ex-Con Thug to Religious Caliphate

Prophecies RE: 200 Million Man Army Marching on the Mideast in the Last Days

Pastor JD Farag Explains Current Iraq Mideast Catastrophe & Asks the Question: “Who Is the Author of Confusion?”

 

 

All Time Most Popular Posts and Pages on Biblical Times

This blogging outpost of inspired Christendom, named Biblical Times, has been online for about 4 years as the summer of 2013 approaches. I have covered literally thousands of topics on this blog, as a browsing of the front page categories list will show. We currently have about 715 regular subscribers and have served up posts and pages more than 269,712 times since the summer of 2009. It’s a fair start.I hope if you find an article that you really love, or feel is really important for others to know about, that you will feel free to share it on your own social networks. Thank you!

Here’s a list of the all time most popular posts and pages on Biblical Times. These topics have enduring interest with readers and continue to be visited again and again.

Title Views
The Spiritual Meaning of 333 More stats 43,400
Home page / Archives More stats 22,262
Why Is the Voynich Manuscript Named in the Bible Codes? More stats 18,847
Overt Illuminati Satanic Symbols Pour Out of the American Music Industry, Secular Society Turns a Blind Eye More stats 15,314
Imbedded RFID Chips = 666 Mark of the Beast More stats 13,051
Are Nibiru and Revelation’s “Wormwood” One and The Same? More stats 11,065
Remarkable Coincidence: Strange Booming Trumpet Sounds Heard Globally Sound Like Ancient Israeli Trumpets More stats 6,957
Pole Shift, 7 Last Plagues, Bible Prophecy, Global Awakening More stats 5,465
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Is Nibiru ‘Wormwood’ of Revelations? Is Comet Elenin Nibiru? More stats 4,486
2011 World Events: We Are Living in Biblical Times More stats 4,448
What Jesus Really Looked Like More stats 4,276
Breaking News Bombshell: Obama Admits in Speech He Was Born in Kenya More stats 3,687
Ancient Astronauts, The Urantia Book, Nibiru, Kurdistan Discoveries and the Challenge of Modern Christianity More stats 3,496
HAARP: Aerial Signs and Wonders in the Skies of Australia 2010, 2011 More stats 3,314
Bible Prophecy Fulfilled As Reports Circulate That China is Building Military Bunkers in Pakistan for 1/2 Million Man Army More stats 2,769
Bodies of Water Turning Blood Red Occurring Around the World More stats 2,560
History of Israel In Scripture: Bible Prophecy Fulfilled More stats 2,271
Is The Coming Pole Shift Directly Connected to The Prophesied Seven Last Plagues of Revelation? More stats 2,130
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Esteemed Jewish Rabbi 108 Years Old Revealed The Name of The Messiah Right Before He Died in 2007 More stats 2,034
Illuminati Family Tree Exposed: New Age Front Groups Lead to Lucis Trust, UN, Maitreya More stats 2,011
Ex-Illuminati Refugee Breaks Mind Control Program, Warns of Maitreya’s False Cosmic Christ Era Approaching More stats 1,977
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The Search for Nibiru and Dozens of Dead Astronomers: Connect the Dots

Copyright CK Hunter 11.15.2012, Re-posts allowed leaving content intact & a link back to original post.

My deep gut has been telling me for some time that there is a federally sponsored internet “news blackout” going on regarding Planet X aka Nibiru. Videos come online, then they disappear. Some of my news blogs behave oddly when I try to post about Nibiru. I find ample information on the topic in other countries’ media outlets [ today I cite Italy and South America ] but a real sparsity of information in the US. Astronomers keep turning up dead.

Yet citizen reporters like me keep returning to the Nibiru story over and over again. There is literally something in my own soul compelling me to keep researching this topic in the face of all ridicule. I can’t shake the fact that every Bible prophecy about the End Times that was given of old is already coming true, and following that logic alone, scriptural passages which describe some some of global astronomy related weather or earth-changing event indicate to me that a future encounter with a Nibiru fly-by in our solar system MUST still be waiting in our future. The big question is WHEN. As for dead astronomers, if we all keep reporting and researching Nibiru, what do they plan to do? Kill all the citizen journalists everywhere who blog about Nibiru?

If citizen journalists whose blogs’ have strong followings, who wrote frequently about Nibiru, begin turning up dead in 2013, then the people of the world will know their governments are collectively killing off the truth reporters, thus indicating that the return of Nibiru is real.

What if we had the times and dates wrong? What if the Nibiru fly-by is still about 20 years ahead in our future, give or take a few years? How would we know if astronomers are being killed off systematically to silence their warnings? What if we allowed the NWO’s Illuminati coverup and global news blackout on Nibiru astronomy to lull the world’s people into a false sense of relief that no rogue planet or brown dwarf would be paying our solar system a 3600 year return visit?

And what if the Holy Spirit continues to “move people from all walks of life” in every nation on earth to continue to do their own research and reporting on this species threatening future event, so that We the People of planet earth can collectively attempt to make plans to survive such a catastrophic close encounter? All those “what ifs” bring me back to posting about Nibiru this month, and here is what I am finding. This post will be updated several times so if you are reading this off your email , go to the original post on the blog to read the latest updates.

Rogue planet discovered: is the Mayan apocalypse coming?

Astronomers Discover Rogue Orphan Planet Near Earth

http://www.lagrangenews.com/view/full_story/20763144/article-Less-than-two-months-until-%E2%80%98doomsday%E2%80%99

[ Translated from Italian ]  “Nibiru – Possible Cataclysm”
Nibiru: possible cataclysm
Employees mole NASA confirms chance ‘collisionRome – There is no day where you do not talk about Nibiru, the possible collision with the Earth in the period of the year when even the prophecy of the Maya is approaching.The asteroid on our route would have nothing to do with the “Planet X” theorized by Zecharia Sitchin: the scholar of Sumerian and Babylonian, who died in 2010, proponent of the thesis of ancient astronauts and the Anunnaki as parents of the human race.The scholar has always declared in disagreement with the hypothesis of a “cataclysmic Nibiru” supported since 1995 by Nancy Lieder, a contactee of Wisconsin who always claims to receive messages from the star system Reticuli and Z-forms of extraterrestrial life.To date, what we know for sure is that employees mole NASA issued to foreign journalists statements in a totally confidential confirming the presence of this asteroid and reiterating the probability of 30% that the celestial body hit the Earth or he gets there very close.

The asteroid is about the size of the state of Texas in the meantime continues to travel in space. NASA neither confirmed nor denied. And this is the big problem: the absence of an official denial is not the best way to proceed in order to reassure the inhabitants of our planet or to throw water on the fire.

14/11/2012
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From Radio Santiago, translated from Spanish:
Nibiru could be on their way to Earth right now, according to anonymous leaks of NASA employees.With the fever that has expanded in recent years, from about 2008, with the end of the Mayan calendar for the day December 21, 2012, there have been all kinds of theories about the end of the world for the same date.Far from the collective madness and as the date approaches the end of the world scenario, possible news leaks identified as authentic, still appear with all kinds of arguments moved or not by the popularity of the news right now in network Internet.The latest news of Nibiru has been published in various prestigious media like the BBC, CNN, ITN News and Aljazeera and others. It must be noted that not have dared to confirm that the information is true, but anyway all have added to the spread of the news of an asteroid approaching Earth.Returning to the news published on CNN and other media about the asteroid Nibiru way to Earth. It is said that the information was leaked by anonymous employees of NASA, in which these anonymous NASA employees say an asteroid called Nibiru, the direct path of the Earth, with a percentage of possible impact of 30%, although in some way ensure that only a 10% chance of impact, the alarm about the end of the world has reignited a little over a month of that date of December 21, 2012.

NASA although it is known that hides a lot of information, NASA scientists have announced their position being more than simply claim that it is a fake or Doomsday (Doomsday) in English.

Nibiru the asteroid approaching Earth and NASA remains silent is more than understandable, so it does not expand the panic among the population and until it has the necessary data to make an official publication on page Official web space agency.

Anyway rumors say the asteroid Nibiru is not as big as expected, so it would not be a planet, but rather an asteroid the size of Texas, but anyway in the case of impact with Earth change or cycle was insured because it would produce a similar impact that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years.

The date of the disaster on the possible impact of Nibiru but not detailed in any of the rumors or leaks, discarding those that say they will be on December 21, 2012, it is believed that the impact would approach or sometime between November and December 2012. For this reason NASA has not commented since the panic could break out among the population to be about important dates by millions of gullible doomsday for the aforementioned date December 21, 2012, fueled largely by the end of the Mayan calendar for that exact date. As the means of enormous prestige as the BBC, CNN, Aljazeera and others.

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Ancient Astronauts, Kurdistan’s Golbeki Tepe, The Urantia Book and Modern Christendom

 

[ Video Re-posted with permission from Allnibiru247.net on 3.7.2012 ]

[ Preface:  I’ve been a student of the Urantia Book for nearly 30 years and I know the papers well. I have always known the day would come when archeological evidence was discovered which would corroborate what the papers have said all along – that human civilization goes back nearly a half million years or more. This most recent 1994 discovery out of Kurdistan pushes back the official date of human settlements another 6,000 years. But there will be many more digs unearthed in the next twenty years which will reveal even more far ancient human settlements. Historians will either throw up their hands in despair, find another profession, or re-discover their own deepest integrity and continually re-dedicate themselves to the publishing of the truth. There will be no other option. ]

Urantia Book: (901.2) 81:1.7 For thousands of years the descendants of Adam had grown wheat and barley, as improved in the Garden, throughout the highlands of the upper border of Mesopotamia. The descendants of Adam and Adamson here met, traded, and socially mingled.

This video below [ with Chinese language sub-titles ] receives the Allnibiru247.net – citizen journalism “Video of the Month” award for March 2012.

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The video covers a broad range of topics, but what’s noteworthy is the information about a recent archeological discovery in Kurdistan of remains of a civilization more than 12,000 years old, older than any Sumerian era site in the Mideast. This discovery pushes back the official date of the advent of human civilization by another 6,000 years, corroborating certain papers presented in The Urantia Book which reveal that the very first human settlement on earth was established nearly 500,000 years ago, in the far distant past of Mesopotamia, at the headwaters of the Persian Gulf.

The archeological discovery of a 13,000 year old human settlement in Kurdistan at Gobleki Tepe proves that our present understanding of the age of human civilization is in error and needs correcting as we discover more far-ancient ancient ruins. The discovery provides more hard scientific evidence that the origins of human civilization are much older than previously determined. History authors may find that they will be re-writing the history books repeatedly in the next 20 years as more significant archeological finds push back the dating system for the ancestry of modern human civilization.

Before I set forth this next paragraph please allow me to reassure readers that I am not only a Bible student as a modern Christian, but a passionate follower of science, astronomy, anthropology, and archeology as well. I find no conflict whatsoever between the study of science and the practice of religion and faith in God.

One of the most tragic mistakes made by modern Christendom has been the erroneous dating of the history of human civilization and the age of the earth based on Old Testament accounts of a six day creation via allegory set forth in the Book of Genesis. When allegorical writing is taken as literal fact misunderstanding begins. We no longer practice medicine as they did in the middle ages, using “blood-letting” as a primary medical treatment for ailments. Neither do we build homes as they did in 300 B.C. But many modern Christians are still trying to date the age of the earth and humanity by the records of the Old Testament, specifically the KJV Book of Genesis, and this error has created havoc in modern Christian churches, driving away millions of would-be Christians among bright scientifically minded young people, who simply know better than to believe that the earth was created in 6 days and is only 6,000 years old. The failure of many modern theologians to be able to discern the difference between allegory and recitations of fact has distorted understanding of the Book of Genesis, which still holds a treasure trove of real clues about the origins of human history, the times of Adam, and the times of his immediate descendents.

Likewise when literal fact is overlooked in the study of scripture, huge clues to our collective past are missed. The Book of Genesis alludes to ancient geographic locales of ancient human settlements that corroborate to modern locations:

Cited from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1157784/Do-mysterious-stones-mark-site-Garden-Eden.html

In the Book of Genesis, it is indicated that Eden is west of Assyria. Sure enough, this is where Gobekli is sited.

Likewise, biblical Eden is by four rivers, including the Tigris and Euphrates. And Gobekli lies between both of these.

In ancient Assyrian texts, there is mention of a ‘Beth Eden’ – a house of Eden. This minor kingdom was 50 miles from Gobekli Tepe.

Another book in the Old Testament talks of ‘the children of Eden which were in Thelasar’, a town in northern Syria, near Gobekli.

The very word ‘Eden’ comes from the Sumerian for ‘plain'; Gobekli lies on the plains of Harran.

Thus, when you put it all together, the evidence is persuasive. Gobekli Tepe is, indeed, a ‘temple in Eden’, built by our leisured and fortunate ancestors – people who had time to cultivate art, architecture and complex ritual, before the traumas of agriculture ruined their lifestyle, and devastated their paradise.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1157784/Do-mysterious-stones-mark-site-Garden-Eden.html#ixzz1oU5SY7fE

Many now believe that the Gobleki Tepe temple site is the original Eden. It’s not, but it may well be a worship site for the descendants of Adam from the Second Garden. The Urantia Book contains many provocative passages wherein the time period in human history between 9,000 B.C. and 15,000 B.C. are discussed. One of those psaages sounds quite similar to the Gobleki Tepe locale:

See http://www.urantia.org/urantia-book-standardized/paper-81-development-modern-civilization?term=9%2C000|B\.C\.#search-jump-result-0

Cited:

1. The Cradle of Civilization

(900.3) 81:1.1 For about thirty-five thousand years after the days of Adam, the cradle of civilization was in southwestern Asia, extending from the Nile valley eastward and slightly to the north across northern Arabia, through Mesopotamia, and on into Turkestan. And climate was the decisive factor in the establishment of civilization in that area.

(900.4) 81:1.2 It was the great climatic and geologic changes in northern Africa and western Asia that terminated the early migrations of the Adamites, barring them from Europe by the expanded Mediterranean and diverting the stream of migration north and east into Turkestan. By the time of the completion of these land elevations and associated climatic changes, about 15,000 B.C., civilization had settled down to a world-wide stalemate except for the cultural ferments and biologic reserves of the Andites still confined by mountains to the east in Asia and by the expanding forests in Europe to the west.

(900.5) 81:1.3 Climatic evolution is now about to accomplish what all other efforts had failed to do, that is, to compel Eurasian man to abandon hunting for the more advanced callings of herding and farming. Evolution may be slow, but it is terribly effective.

(900.6) 81:1.4 Since slaves were so generally employed by the earlier agriculturists, the farmer was formerly looked down on by both the hunter and the herder. For ages it was considered menial to till the soil; wherefore the idea that soil toil is a curse, whereas it is the greatest of all blessings. Even in the days of Cain and Abel the sacrifices of the pastoral life were held in greater esteem than the offerings of agriculture.

(900.7) 81:1.5 Man ordinarily evolved into a farmer from a hunter by transition through the era of the herder, and this was also true among the Andites, but more often the evolutionary coercion of climatic necessity would cause whole tribes to pass directly from hunters to successful farmers. But this phenomenon of passing immediately from hunting to agriculture only occurred in those regions where there was a high degree of race mixture with the violet stock.

(901.1) 81:1.6 The evolutionary peoples (notably the Chinese) early learned to plant seeds and to cultivate crops through observation of the sprouting of seeds accidentally moistened or which had been put in graves as food for the departed. But throughout southwest Asia, along the fertile river bottoms and adjacent plains, the Andites were carrying out the improved agricultural techniques inherited from their ancestors, who had made farming and gardening the chief pursuits within the boundaries of the second garden.

(901.2) 81:1.7 For thousands of years the descendants of Adam had grown wheat and barley, as improved in the Garden, throughout the highlands of the upper border of Mesopotamia. The descendants of Adam and Adamson here met, traded, and socially mingled.

(901.3) 81:1.8 It was these enforced changes in living conditions which caused such a large proportion of the human race to become omnivorous in dietetic practice. And the combination of the wheat, rice, and vegetable diet with the flesh of the herds marked a great forward step in the health and vigor of these ancient peoples.

I have believed all my life that the Urantia Book was given to humankind in an attempt to correct the many tragic errors of the past regarding human record-keeping and the actual age of human civilization. When the Royal Library of Alexandria was burned to the ground in the first century A.D. all records of the most ancient human settlements in the world, which originated in ancient Mesopotamia, going back nearly 500,000 years, disappeared for all time. This unprecedented tragedy in human record-keeping altered humanity’s understanding of their own deep history, and changed humanity’s future forever.

A sentient species can have no possible idea of where they are going if they forget or erase the records of where they have already been. But that is exactly what has happened in human history repeatedly in the past 500,000 years as periodic re-occurring cataclysms erased entire civilizations, inducing trauma and species-wide amnesia into the stream of human history, and altering our understanding of our own far distant past. The Urantia Book was given to humankind for many reasons, and just one of them involves restoring the most ancient records of the history of human settlements, racial origins and migrations, civilizations and the history and evolution of human religion. It was intended that the Urantia Papers would be studied and cross-referenced with traditional Christian theology in order to enlighten and uplift human understanding of both the ancient origins of humankind, and the evolution of human religion itself.

It was never intended that The Urantia Book would become an object of ridicule, fear, loathing and hatred by most modern Christian ministers, but, adding train wreck to tragedy, that is exactly what has happened. This must change or humanity will never make the transition from ignorance to intelligent understanding in time to stay abreast of the great swing of the Cosmos into the next era of Light and Life upon this world.

Discoveries continue to be made which corroborate facts presented in the Urantia papers. I believe that the hand of God is in many of these discoveries. Christian ministers make a fatal mistake when they demonize the historical material presented in the Urantia Papers and refuse to reconcile their study of the Christian Holy Bible with the Urantia Book. I have been cross-referencing my own KJV Holy Bible with the Urantia Book for more than 30 years now, It has been illuminating and exciting for me, to say the least.

I will continue to post scientific, astronomical, archeological, and anthropological material which both confirms and illuminates our understanding of traditional biblical scripture, and corroborates new facts about human  history which are presented in the Urantia Book papers.

Chase Kyla Hunter 3.7.2012

Tags:  the Urantia Papers, Urantia Book, archeological find Kurdistan, ancient astronauts, ancient Mesopotamia, Royal Library of Alexandria, human history, history of human settlements, era of Light and Life on Urantia

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Ancient Jewish Scrolls Found in Northern Afghanistan

I found this news item on 01.23.2012 on Reuters. Here it is:

Ancient Jewish scrolls found in North Afghanistan

By Amie Ferris-Rotman

KABUL | Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:49am EST

(Reuters) – A cache of ancient Jewish scrolls from northern Afghanistan that has only recently come to light is creating a storm among scholars who say the landmark find could reveal an undiscovered side of medieval Jewry.

The 150 or so documents, dated from the 11th century, were found in Afghanistan’s Samangan province and most likely smuggled out — a sorry but common fate for the impoverished and war-torn country’s antiquities.

Israeli emeritus professor Shaul Shaked, who has examined some of the poems, commercial records and judicial agreements that make up the treasure, said while the existence of ancient Afghan Jewry is known, their culture was still a mystery.

“Here, for the first time, we see evidence and we can actually study the writings of this Jewish community. It’s very exciting,” Shaked told Reuters by telephone from Israel, where he teaches at the Comparative Religion and Iranian Studies department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The hoard is currently being kept by private antique dealers in London, who have been producing a trickle of new documents over the past two years, which is when Shaked believes they were found and pirated out of Afghanistan in a clandestine operation.

It is likely they belonged to Jewish merchants on the Silk Road running across Central Asia, said T. Michael Law, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford University’s Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

“They might have been left there by merchants travelling along the way, but they could also come from another nearby area and deposited for a reason we do not yet understand,” Law said.

“SOLD ELSEWHERE FOR TEN TIMES MORE”

Cultural authorities in Kabul had mixed reactions to the find, which scholars say is without a doubt from Afghanistan, arguing that the Judeo-Persian language used on the scrolls is similar to other Afghan Jewish manuscripts.

National Archives director Sakhi Muneer outright denied the find was Afghan, arguing that he would have seen it, but an advisor in the Culture Ministry said it “cannot be confirmed but it is entirely possible.”

“A lot of old documents and sculptures are not brought to us but are sold elsewhere for ten times the price,” said advisor Jalal Norani, explaining that excavators and ordinary people who stumble across finds sell them to middlemen who then auction them off in Iran, Pakistan and Europe.

“Unfortunately, we cannot stop this,” Norani said. The Culture Ministry, he said, pays on average $1,500 for a recovered antique item. The Hebrew University’s Shaked estimated the Jewish documents’ worth at several million dollars.

Thirty years of war and conflict have severely hindered both the collecting and preserving of Afghanistan’s antiquities, and the Culture Ministry said endemic corruption and poverty meant many new discoveries do not even reach them.

Interpol and U.S. officials have also traced looted Afghan antiquities to funding insurgent activities.

In today’s climate of uncertainty, the National Archives in Kabul keep the bulk of its enormous collection of documents — some dating to the fifth century — under lock and key to prevent stealing.

Instead reproductions of gold-framed Pashto poems and early Korans scribed on deer skin, or vellum, are displayed for the public under the ornate ceilings of the Archives, which were the nineteenth century offices of Afghan King Habibullah Khan.

“I am sure Afghanistan, like any country, would like to control their antiquities… But on the other hand, with this kind of interest and importance, as a scholar I can’t say that I would avoid studying them,” said Shaked of the Jewish find.

(Additional reporting by Mirwais Harooni; Editing by Rob Taylor and Sanjeev Miglani)

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The History of The Jewish Nation As Portrayed in Scripture, The Last Days

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The documentary below was produced while Yasser Arafat was still alive, so it may have been the late 1990s. It follows the history of the Jewish people as God’s chosen people through more than 4000 years of Mideast, Arab and world history. Citing instance after instance of Bible prophecy which has already been fulfilled, the presentation makes a powerful statement about the truthfulness of the Bible and the utter  dependability of Bible prophecy.

No one can argue with the facts as presented in this film. They are etched into the pages of the history books and are not in dispute. Yet the secular world still disputes Israel’s right to exist as a sovereign nation. I found the mandates and policies of the UN toward Israel, down through the decades, to be particularly heinous. This documentary was re-posted, as it seems more timely than ever at this moment. Feel free to share with others.

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Earth Lags Behind Other Worlds In Understanding It’s Own Origins, Geology and Ancient History

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I always wondered why I held back from providing Ron Paul with any sort of news space on this blog… it was something deep in my gut. Now I know why. In the 21st century, with an overwhelming mountain of evidence from science, anthropology, human genetics, history, geology, the earth sciences, astronomy, and the like, there is really no room in the realm of politics for a President who still believes the world was created in 6 days. I am a Christian and have been all my life, but I knew when I was still a child that the erroneous fundamentalist Christian theology of a world which was literally created in “6 days of 24 hours each” was preposterous. [ I was eight years old at that time. They had not tested my IQ yet but I was reading 5th and 6th grade history in the second grade. ]  My pastor could not or would not reply to my questions about this passage in Genesis, and so my journey for deeper truth began then and there. I already knew  that my gut instinct was right – and that the ‘creation of the earth in 6 days” story which my pastor insisted I accept, was not to be taken as a literal statement, but as an allegorical one instead.

One must understand the concept of “allegorical and poetic references” in order to make an effort at understanding the text of the Holy Bible. Mike Huccabee had some intelligent things to say about this back in 2007:

So in looking at Genesis, a “day” to our Creator may be not only as “a thousand years” – it may also be as a literal eon of time, spanning millions or even billions of years as we reckon time on earth. Our reckoning of time out here on the southeast fringes of the Milky Way galaxy may be completely different from how the passage of time is reckoned at other locations in God‘s vast universe.

I accept  with no problem the current scientific dating of our earth as being approximately 4.5 billion years old, and I have studied the account of the progressive epochs of earth’s development in The Urantia Book and find no conflict at all with my belief in a loving and all encompassing Creator whom I call the Heavenly Father. The “creation” of this world took place over long eons of time and the fossil and geology record clearly demonstrate this. How long will the stupidity of so called modern men keep this world lagging a half million years behind the spiritual progress of it’s sister spheres who are inhabited?

The present domain of our Creator Son [ who was known on this world as the Lord Jesus Christ ] presently includes more than 3 million inhabited planets. On not one of them do the sentient creatures harbor the childish belief that their own worlds were created in several days. Planet earth is sitting at the bottom of the class. Our world bears the dismal distinction of being one of the most intellectually and spiritually backward and retrograde worlds in the local creation. If this status does not change within the next one thousand years, it might be plowed under. It’s time for mortal men and women to “get with the program” and understand that the cultivation of life on an inhabited world is a high art of Divine antiquity, taking billions of years to complete and perfect. That’s one of the many hundreds of reasons why life is sacred and murder is an abomination to God.

I’m heart-broken to learn that Ron Paul questions the fundamental tenets of science and geology. I can’t support his candidacy and he won’t ever make it to the White House while harboring such backward and erroneous beliefs which are so false. Fundamentalism in all forms is destroying the spiritual and intellectual progress of this world. I hated that I even had to type this post. This question should have been settled one hundred years ago. The fact that it is still being debated at this late date in human history is an indication of how mythology rules over reason and sanity on planet earth. What a sad day for me to have to post this.

CK Hunter

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Here’s a good starting place for men and women like Ron, who are still confused about the ancient orgins of our world:

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Query from a reader:  “I have started to find my inner me and I believe I have started to awaken. But I am unsure on why I should believe in GOD, if this pole shift does actually happen, then it means Nibiru is real and this means so is the Annunaki – our creators – our GODS! Do they work for the good of the prime creator? If so then what is their agenda?”

Neil, you are asking all the right questions! God bless you for that.

First I would like to comment and correct something you have stated. Whomever has told you that the Annunaki are your creators has lied to you. The author of all personality and all souls is the Heavenly Father. Your soul has issued forth from the Heavenly Father. It WAS NOT created by some Annunaki creature. That is part of the great lie and I don’t want you to fall for it.

Those who fell with Lucifer greatly desired to wrest creative authority away from God, and from his Son, who is the creator of all life in this local creation. Whatever higher scientific and genetic abilities these creatures may have gained through the ages, they have never, nor will they EVER have the ability to create a mortal soul – and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Your soul was authored by God and if you choose to love and follow Him it will be finished and refined by God into something more sublime than you could ever even imagine for yourself. So cling to that fact, and ignore the disinformation and spiritual lies which are spewing forth everywhere to confuse the souls of men.

To answer the rest of your question we have to go back, back, back in time,  to events in the very early days of the spiritual history of this world. 200,000 years ago when the Lucifer Rebellion took place, it occurred on a higher “system wide” level of universe government, and 37 planets fell with Lucifer. The spiritual governing rulers [ these are known as "planetary Princes" - they are referenced in Bible scripture as 'Kings and Princes of the Earth' ] of these 37 planets chose to follow Lucifer’s insurrection and they tragically betrayed the trust of the mortal species and races of physical beings that they were cultivating on those worlds at that time.

Due to the collusion of these supervising Annunaki creatures who were working on our own world to aid and assist our planetary prince at the time, the Lucifer rebellion was instigated here on this world as well.

Some of these Annunaki  / Nephilim creatures remained loyal to the Creator Son [ who would later incarnate on this world as Jesus of Nazareth ] and some went all the way down to final depravity with Lucifer and worked to spread his system-wide insurrection. Although the Bible touches upon and refers allegorically to these deeply ancient literal events, the records of them in The Urantia Book are presented to humankind in much more thorough and intricate detail.The Urantia Book was given to be studied in tandem with the Christian Holy Bible. Both are sacred texts.

A mortal species which cannot remember it’s own deep spiritual history will be doomed to repeat it’s own mistakes.

We do not throw away our sacred relationship to the Heavenly Father, the Creator of all life in every universe, just because another higher creature was incapable of remaining loyal to his trust, and fell as a result.

If your best friend jumped off a bridge and fell to his death on a dare, would you do it too?

For example, we do not choose in America to riot and burn cities just because that is what other people in other nations are choosing to do to address their problems. We still live by rule of law and address our grievances in a more civilized way here in the states, at least we have thus far.

Loving God and walking in unity with His Will for you is not incidental. It is the most important choice that your soul will ever make in all Eternity and it bears great care and attention on your part. When you reach in … and up … and out … to find God in your innermost heart – then He rushes in to meet you halfway and begin to reveal Himself to you. And here is why this inner spiritual activity is so urgently important at this particular juncture in human history:

Our world is in the final throes of coming to terms with the ancient spiritual rebellion that I described above –  once and for all. We are coming to the end of a grand and far sweeping epoch of time called a “dispensation” or an “eon” of time. Every 500,000 years a great harvest of souls takes place in our local universe creation, which is ruled by that being that men and women on earth refer to as “Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” He is the highest spiritual authority in our local creation and it is He who will return soon to overturn the world apostasy and to establish His 1,000 year Millennial Reign of Truth, Justice and Righteousness. Only He can do this and only He has the authority and ruler-ship to do so. Any other being or group of beings who presumes this authority is an apostate and will face their final judgment in due time.

That time for the final harvest of souls on this world is just around the corner. The very soul of humankind will be tested as a false Christ, an imposter, one who will pretend to be the Christ when he is not, will rise on the world stage and attempt to pull as many souls away from God’s true Light and Truth as possible. It is urgently spiritually needed that souls who love God, who know and love and worship His Son, hold fast to the Light in unity as one aggregate of unified purpose – that purpose being to prevail through the great test and secure their own sacred places in Eternity.

When you begin to think in terms of Eternity, and where your soul might be and what you might be doing in 1,000 …. 5,000 …. or 10,000 years, then you begin to develop the depth of spiritual vision necessary to comprehend why the soul of humankind must pass through this gate of testing, and MUST pass the test. One might liken this great test which is in front of us all as the “ultimate entrance exam” – the spiritual and cosmic S.A.T.S, if you will – the human species MUST hold enough Light as one collective to hold the planet intact and to “qualify” for continued existence in the greater universe.

I must tell you something that you are not going to like and you will most likely argue with it, but nonetheless it is true and factual and it must be stated.

There is no guarantee that a young and immature species will survive intact on into advanced levels of existence if that species does not learn and master very early “kindergarten” lessons in spiritual development in it’s first half million years of existence. Those “kindergarten lessons were inscribed on the ten universal commands by Moses thousands of years ago. Look around you. How does it look like mankind is doing in learning it’s first kindergarten lessons in human spirituality? Not so great huh?

If a developing species cannot sooner or later come into alignment and cease behaving like the lowest creatures in the animal kingdom, and being to walk upright spiritually as peace loving, teachable, intelligent universe citizens then entry into the greater universal circuits is denied and that civilization will be “harvested” and “plowed under” – a crop of souls that failed. The human species on planet earth is sitting squarely in that moment of collective and individual choice right now – in the next 50 years – as to whether it will still be around as a species in one hundred years.

Every decision that you make affects the entire world. Everything that you do on one particular day, ripples forward in time and space and will affect all of your future days forever. That’s how important the spiritual NOW really is. When you choose to love God, to aspire to be closer to Him, to desire in your heart to be like Him, then you are altering the very fabric of the local universe for the better and paving the way to help your entire species to “make it through the initiation gate” which is approaching.

Have you ever looked closely at a great woven tapestry? Every individual threat must be perfect in order for the whole tapestry to remain intact. When one thread comes loose, sooner or later entire sections of the great weaving will fray, work their way loose and these “loosening spots” will appear over time that ruin the great work.

When we fail to love God and hold fast to His Will for us, then we fray the great work just a little bit. When we do the Will of God and hold fast to what He desires and needs for us to do, then we are holding fast to our place in the great tapestry of the emerging glorified Body of Christ in the local universe creation.

This decision – the decision to choose to know God, to love and to follow His will –  is not incidental, nor is it superfluous. It is THE decision that is the most profound soul altering moment your own existence.  NEVER, under any circumstances, allow the flawed and darkened erroneous decisions of any other soul – or group of souls – to wrongly affect YOUR decision to do the right thing. Because your inner heart knows HOW to do the right thing – and desires to do so.

My soul will be depending on you.  Your own offspring – both born and unborn- will be depending on you, the neighborhood, your region, our nation and even the world, will be depending on you to make the right spiritual decision. It’s that important to the Body of Christ around the world. It’s that important to the emerging grand tapestry of the Unified Body of Christ on planet earth. I have perfect faith in you that you will work your way through this portal and emerge victorious in the end.

I hope this answer has helped.

Chase Kyla Hunter  8.28.2011

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KJV Holy Bible and Urantia Book Corroborated By Discovery of “Giantism Gene” in Northern Ireland: Is This the Missing Link to the Nephilim Gene?

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Our 21st century fascination with the ancient Nephilim giants who were described in the Bible has only intensified over the years, as each new archeological and scientific discovery continues to prove that these huge men and women did exist. We now know that these Nephilim [ aka Anakim or Annunaki ] giants were, in fact, very literal and very real.

Skeletons have been found in modern times since the late 1800s which are inexplicably enormous, some as large as 15 feet tall, and now scientists have identified a DNA mutation from ancient populations in Northern Ireland that produces giant-ism: people who could grow to a height of 8 feet tall or more.

Is it possible that the mutant gene found in the four northern Ireland families is a left over of a much older Nephilim gene, and that through early human migrations and interbreeding, that this gene emerged again thousands of years later, 1500 years ago, in these four Irish families? The evidence continues to mount that the ancient Anakim, Nephilim “mighty men of old” also referred to as the Annunaki, were very real parts of a prehistoric chapter of the human species which was lost in the deep annals of time, which has also been devoid of any written records until just recently.

We know that the bible has been rewritten and re-edited over and over again since the 325 A.D. Council of Constantinople. We know that the Catholic Bible has several more books than the Protestant, and we know that in the Old Testament there are repeated references to the “Book of Jasper” which has been omitted from the KJV Bible. Men with passions for greater power and control over the human species’ religious life have tinkered with the scriptures incessantly since 325 A. D. and that fact is not in dispute.

Here is just one example: the word “Lucifer” has been omitted in several places in the New International Version Holy Bible, as compared to the KJV Bible. I refuse to read the NIV bible for that reason alone.

 

I maintain that one of the reasons the Urantia Book Fifth Epochal Revelation of Truth was given to humankind was to make up for the suppression and destruction of the written records of our oldest human origins. There has been a longstanding generational conspiracy within the church itself to keep the truth about our origins from the people of this world. if you doubt this, place a copy of the Urantia Book in front of most any Christian minister or pastor and watch how they react. They have allowed themselves to fear this great revelation of cosmic truth to the point that many actually fear to open the book and look at it’s table of contents. I have had Christian pastors tell me that they refuse to examine any other book which contains records of humankind’s origins other than the KJV bible. This is not intelligent bible scholarship. And pity to these men and women that it will take someone like me to finally present the truthful records to the American people through my blogs, but God has raised me up for this purpose and so I proceed.

Modern religious men and women should not fear to seek for the truth with all diligent earnest prayer and supplication to the Holy Spirit. Please follow my lead and we will get there – together. And now in these last days, Jesus own words from 2,000 years ago ring true as we learn the truth and are spiritually set free by it.  The Spirit of Truth is literally sweeping across the world, inspiring brilliant men and women of science to converge and re-unify apparently disparate discoveries, comparing those discoveries to ancient accounts in the Holy Bible, the Urantia Book and other ancient holy books to see where they intersect. We are connecting the dots as a human species, by putting the historical, archeological and anthropological discoveries into a tapestry of greater understanding.

These newly discovered facts now corroborate the biblical Genesis story of the ancient Nephilim giants that resulted from the Annunaki “Gods” mating with mortal women. The Urantia Book’s historical account of giants from the earth’s distant past is also corroborated by this scientific discovery. The entire text of the Urantia Book, which is 2037 pages, is free for humankind to read and study, is in the public domain, and can be found at http://www.urantia.org You may also listen to audio reading of the chapters as well.

My only correction to add to the article below is that modern science and anthropology has yet to fathom how far back in time the original mutation took place. The original genetic mutation would have taken place more than 450,000 years ago. When the Planetary Prince [see KJV bible phrase "Kings and Princes of the Earth"] assigned to Earth [ Urantia ] and his staff arrived on Earth [ Urantia ] 500,000 years ago they constructed the first ever human settlement at the headwaters of the Persian Gulf. This settlement was named Dalamatia. A hybrid human was developed at that time, from combining the primitive human genome with the life plasm {DNA} from several of the Planetary Prince’s staff. This ancient factual event became the fodder for the many legends down through the ages of the “Mighty Men of Old” which are described in the book of Genesis. I strongly suggest truth seekers study a copy of  the King James Version Holy Bible, hand in hand with cited sections of the Urantia Book, which fully corroborate the biblical story of the Nephilim giants, expanding the details therein. The section in the UB which describes the racial blending I have just noted is cited below and it is verbatim.

Cited from the Urantia Book’s Paper titled: The Planetary Prince of Urantia [ planet Earth ]:

(742.3) 66:2.3 The planetary staff included a large number of angelic co-operators and a host of other celestial beings assigned to advance the interests and promote the welfare of the human races. But from your standpoint the most interesting group of all were the corporeal members of the Prince’s staff — sometimes referred to as the Caligastia one hundred.

(742.4) 66:2.4 These one hundred rematerialized members of the Prince’s staff were chosen by Caligastia from over 785,000 ascendant citizens of Jerusem who volunteered for embarkation on the Urantia adventure. Each one of the chosen one hundred was from a different planet, and none of them were from Urantia.

(742.5) 66:2.5 These Jerusemite volunteers were brought by seraphic transport direct from the system capital to Urantia, and upon arrival they were held enseraphimed until they could be provided with personality forms of the dual nature of special planetary service, literal bodies consisting of flesh and blood but also attuned to the life circuits of the system.

(742.6) 66:2.6 Sometime before the arrival of these one hundred Jerusem citizens, the two supervising Life Carriers resident on Urantia, having previously perfected their plans, petitioned Jerusem and Edentia for permission to transplant the life plasm of one hundred selected survivors of the Andon and Fonta stock into the material bodies to be projected for the corporeal members of the Prince’s staff. The request was granted on Jerusem and approved on Edentia.

(742.7) 66:2.7 Accordingly, fifty males and fifty females of the Andon and Fonta posterity, representing the survival of the best strains of that unique race, were chosen by the Life Carriers. With one or two exceptions these Andonite contributors to the advancement of the race were strangers to one another. They were assembled from widely separated places by co-ordinated Thought Adjuster direction and seraphic guidance at the threshold of the planetary headquarters of the Prince. Here the one hundred human subjects were given into the hands of the highly skilled volunteer commission from Avalon, who directed the material extraction of a portion of the life plasm of these Andon descendants. This living material was then transferred to the material bodies constructed for the use of the one hundred Jerusemite members of the Prince’s staff. Meantime, these newly arrived citizens of the system capital were held in the sleep of seraphic transport.

(742.8) 66:2.8 These transactions, together with the literal creation of special bodies for the Caligastia one hundred, gave origin to numerous legends, many of which subsequently became confused with the later traditions concerning the planetary installation of Adam and Eve.

(743.1) 66:2.9 The entire transaction of repersonalization, from the time of the arrival of the seraphic transports bearing the one hundred Jerusem volunteers until they became conscious, threefold beings of the realm, consumed exactly ten days.

The article is cited below:

Standing tall: The 1,500-year-old mutant giant gene that is STILL causing excessive growth in Northern Ireland

Copyright 2011 by  DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Last updated at 11:07 AM on 6th January 2011

A race of giants may have sprung from a mutant gene that first emerged around 1,500 years ago and causes uncontrolled body growth, scientists believe.

The ‘gigantism gene’ was identified in the DNA of an 18th century man known as the Irish Giant who stood almost eight feet tall.

The gene is still causing excessive growth in families in the same area of Northern Ireland where Charles Byrne was born.

Gigantic genes: Brendan Holland (right) observes the skeleton of 'Irish Giant' Charles Byrne, who shares the same mutant geneGigantic genes: Brendan Holland (right) observes the skeleton of ‘Irish Giant’ Charles Byrne, who shares the same mutant gene

He found fame in the 1780s by exhibiting himself as a curiosity or ‘freak’ in London and died aged just 22 after his celebrity saw him develop a drink problem.

Copies of Byrne’s mutation have been found in living patients suffering from gigantism and other symptoms of over-growth.

And scientists writing in the New England Journal of Medicine said they suspect all inherited the gene from the same common ancestor who lived up to 66 generations ago. Around 200 to 300 people may be carrying the same mutation today.

The Irish Giant – also known by his stage name O’Brien – was born in Littlebridge, Northern Ireland, in 1761.

Despite claims that he towered more than eight feet tall, skeletal evidence shows his height to have been just over seven feet seven inches.

After his death Byrne’s body was acquired by the 18th century surgeon John Hunter, and his skeleton remains at the Hunterian Museum at the London headquarters of the Royal College of Surgeons.

British and German scientists conducting the new research extracted DNA from two of the Irish Giant’s teeth.

One feels very small: The Queen observes the skeleton of the 'Irish Giant' in 1962[ photo ] One feels very small: The Queen observes the skeleton of the ‘Irish Giant’ in 1962

They discovered a mutant version of the aryl hydrocarbon-interacting protein gene (AIP) which matched those found in living patients from four Northern Irish families.

The gene variant triggers tumour growth in the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. Among its many functions, the gland releases hormones that regulate growth.

Pituitary tumours can cause tissue to grow abnormally, which may lead to gigantism – as suffered by Byrne – or acromegaly. Symptoms of acromegaly include thickened skin, enlarged hands and feet, distorted facial features, and overgrown organs.

By analysing the DNA, the scientists calculated that all the carriers of the mutant AIP gene had inherited the genetic fault from a common ancestor.

Calculations suggest that the mutation is about 1,500 years old, and between 200 and 300 people may carry it today.

Professor Marta Korbonits, from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, who led the research, said: ‘The idea initially looked quite bizarre, but as we gained more data and identified new families affected by the mutation, our findings confirmed our theory.

“The most important clinical aspect of our study is that it is now possible to trace down carriers of this gene in time and treat patients before they grow to be a giant.’

Co-author Professor Mark Thomas, from University College London, said: ‘The striking thing about this research is that with modern genetic techniques we can say so much about somebody who died so long ago and use that information to identify and treat people at risk today.”

The discovery means anyone thought to be at risk can now be screened for the AIP mutation with a blood test, said the scientists.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1344566/1-500-year-old-mutant-giant-gene-causing-excessive-growth-Northern-Ireland.html#ixzz1AHusNv86

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