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The Ancient Phoenicians?

Their Adamic Line


                         TRACING OUR ANCESTORS #5


Chapter IV

THE PHOENICIANS


     Having identified the Aryan race with the Adamic or white
Caucasian race originating in the mountains of Central Asia, let
us now turn to the so-called Phoenicians, who were known to be
the leading pioneers, merchants, inventors, and mariners of
antiquity, who, coming from north of the Persian Gulf, kept
pushing eastward to the shores of the Mediterranean, sailing in
their galleys along the coastlands of the Mediterranean,
following the setting sun through the Pillars of Hercules, sailed
northwestward along the Atlantic seaboard of Europe into Britain,
along the coasts of Africa, rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and
even crossed the Atlantic to the shores of South and Central
America, as we have record of.

     Let us bear in mind here that it was the Greeks who gave
these ancient mariners and colonizers the name of Phoenicians;
and they existed for a period of over 1000 years before the
Greeks and continued in name until the Christian era, their
language, the Punic, being the commercial language of antiquity,
as English is today.

     Let us now analyze the word "Phoenician" and "Phoenicia."   

     Prof.George Rawlinson, in his "Story of Phoenicia," tells us
that Phoenicia derived its name from the forests of date or
Phoenix palms which grew there in great luxuriance. So far so
good; but whence did the Phoenix palm derive its name? Horapollo
says: "A palm branch was the symbol of the Phoenix." Yes, but
what or who was the Phoenix? Sanchomathon, the Phoenician writer,
states that "Phoenix was the first Phoenician." Phoenix, then,
was a man. Now, the word Phoenix is the Greek form of the
Egyptian term "Pa-Hanok," the house of Enoch. In Hebrew Enoch
also is Hanok. Thus the mystery of that ancient race is solved:
they were the sons and descendants of Enoch and of Noah and his
three sons, who after the Flood started their westward march.
Their descendants have kept it up since, settled, first north of
the Persian Gulf in the bushlands of Mesopotamia, where they
found a dusky race in occupation of the land, the ancient
Sumerians, and from thence towards the Mediterranean. (See Plate
IV.)

     Chambers Encyclopedia in the article "Phoenicia" gives us
the following account of the origin of the Phoenicians, Page 136,
Vol. 8: 

"Two accounts have come down to us of the origin of the
Phoenicians. According to Herodotus, Strabo, Pliny, and others,
they dwelt anciently on the shores of the Persian Gulf, whence
they crossed by land to Syria, and settled on the coast of the
Mediterranean. Herodotus (vii. 89) declares this to be their own
account of themselves, and Strabo says that there was a similar
tradition among the inhabitants of the gulf, who showed, in proof
of it, Phoenician temples on some of the islands. Justin, on the
contrary, in his epitome of Trogus Pompeius, declares that they
were driven out of their country by an earthquake, and passed to
the Mediterranean."
     
     The last account taken from Justin again corroborates our
story; the Phoenicians were driven out of their own country by an
earthquake, which is the earthquake that caused the Deluge, when
the fountains of the deep were broken up in the Tarim Basin.
The tenth and eleventh chapters of Genesis give us "the register
of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japhet; "for they had sons
born to them after the Deluge." I quote here from Chapter 10, the
1st verse, of the Fenton translation of the Bible, which is
expressed in modern English. The fifth verse reads: "From these
they spread themselves over the seacoasts of the countries of the
nations, each with their language amongst the gentile (heathen)
tribes." Verses 31 and 32: "These are the sons of Shem, by their
tribes and by their languages in their countries among the
heathen. The above were the families of the sons of Noah, and
their descendants, by tribes. From them they spread themselves
among the nations on the earth after the Flood."

     These verses give us clearly to understand that the sons of
Noah spread themselves among the existing heathen nations of that
time, and by their mental and physical superiority subdued and
mastered them.

"All the country was agreed for settled objects.  But some of
them marching from the East arrived at a plain in the Bush-land
and halted there."--Genesis 11: 1 and 2. The plain in the
Bush-land is the Plain of Shinar, which means Bush-land; and
there arose suddenly a new civilization, started by the Aryan or
"noble" race, who were considered by native Sumerians as gods.
Plate IV shows an ancient statue of an aboriginal Sumerian.
Like the white Europeans settling in South Africa are called
South Africans, even though the native South Africans are blacks,
so are the Adamites settling in Sumeria being called Sumerians by
our age generally, while in reality they should be called
Accadians. The Encyclopedia Britannica under "Sumer and Accad"
shows that the terms Sumerian and Accadian are interchangeable,
and both refer to the people of early Mesopotamia; but it also
appears that the term "Sumerians" should be applied more to the
aboriginal blacks and "Accadians" to the invading Adamites. As
the word Sumer is derived from Shinar, the "bush-land," it
indicates therefore that Sumerian applies to the aborigines. On
the other hand, the word Accad means "mountains" and corrobrates
our contention that the Accadians or Aryans came from the
mountains.
     Mr.Davidson in his notes to Chart 30 of his "Babylonia and
Central Asia" says: "The migration into Western Asia of the
survivors of the parent body of the Adamic Race of Central Asia
in the 23rd century B.C. begins a new chapter in the history of
the race. In their land-locked 'earth' they had been 'one
language and one speech.' This condition the survivors of the new
race endeavoured to perpetuate in their settlement is Babylonia.
By building an imposing city and tower they hoped to recentralise
the race. In this aim they were defeated, and were 'scattere
abroad' amongst the primitive races, and the descendants of the
earl Adamic settlers, 'that they might not understand one
another's speech.' In the 10th Chapter of Genesis therefore in
what Professor Sayce discovered to be a statement of the
geographical distribution of the white race - the races of the
Gentile world are described as territorially subdivided,
according to the 'families of the sons of Noah ... and by these
were the nations divided in the earth after the flood.' The
earliest Adamic settlers in Babylonia and Egypt introduced
organized cultivation into the valleys of the Tigris, Euphrates,
and Nile. The low-lying river 'flats' were reclaimed from the
rule of the annual flood and scientific irrigation was
established to bring life and prosperity to age-long neglected
swamps and alluvial wastes. The swamp age when the annual flood
held its devastating rule was long afterwards remembered in
Babylonia and later Babylonian references to this time confuse
the ruling conditions then with the conditions of the later
deluge in Central Asia. The Sumerian account of the W-B. Prism
444 therefore states that the Deluge 'entered' the land and that
only five cities existed in the times described as preceding the
so-called Post-diluvian period. These five cities are Eridu,
Badtibara, Larak, Sippar, and Suruppak. 'The beginning of history
is placed at Eridu, the city of the water-god Ea (Enki), god of
wisdom and mysteries. (Langdon W. B. 444 [shown on Plate XV I
].)This clearly means that the first Adamic settlement was
founded at Eridu on the ancient coast line of the Persian gulf,
and that by the time the other four cities were all established,
Babylonia had been reclaimed from the rule of the 'entering'
flood."

     At this time I wish to say that there are evidences which
indicate that enterprising adventurers of the Adamites left their
Asiatic mountain home all through the sixteen centuries that
preceded the Flood and established colonies in various parts of
the earth. In fact, there is good reason to believe that Cain,
who became a wanderer, migrated into the valley of the Euphrates
as early as 3800 B.C. and brought with him the first civilization
and also the Devil worship, as he was of that Evil One, the
Devil, as Paul expressed it. Many historians place the beginning
of Babylon at 3800 B.C. Cain is also believed to have been the
originator of the Chinese Dragon worship. (Refer to Sargon the
Magnificent, by Mrs.Bristowe.) It is generally accepted that the
kings of the first six dynasties of Egypt were of the Aryan race
and with them Egypt's high civilization suddenly developed.
Undoubtedly, the Minoan civilization of Crete derived its origin
from early Adamic pioneers also, and of course we know today that
the Great Pyramid was built three hundred years before the Deluge
by an architect and master masons of the Adamites, who came into
Egypt for that purpose and then 'departed again.' Regarding this
Mr.Davidson makes the following comment:

"To enable the massive works of construction that were planned in
each primitive country to be executed to the building standard of
the building race, the primitive native races were trained, on a
mass-production basis of organization, to participate in the
execution of highly skilled work, in successive relays of
semi-skilled and unskilled labour. In the case of the Great
Pyramid, it is essential that the unskilled native workmen should
be instructed in successive stages in the art of quarrying, and
in the handling and transportation, by land and water, of large
masses of stone. It was necessary also that the principles of
mass-masonry design and construction should be acquired by the
Egypian native workmen, and that these principles should be
developed to perfection under Egyptian conditions. About two
centuries passed in the acquirement of this necessary experience,
an experience that comprised the experimental construction of
many minor works in mass-masonry and several types of Pyramid
design, before the requisite standard of workmanship was attained
for the construction of the Great Pyramid. With this standard
attained, the Great Pyramid was built to monumentalise the
supreme achievement in massmasonry construction within the entire
span of all ages of material civilization, and to enshrine
therein, in comparatively imperishable form, the Revelation of
the Gospel of Salvation, and the Revelation of the Gospel of the
Kingdom of Heaven on earth." (Refer to The Great Pyramid's
Message to America.)

     With the coming of the Adamic survivors, the sons of Noah,
whom we have identified as the Aryan-Phoenicians, begins the
history of the various kingdoms of Mesopotamia. The tenth chapter
of Genesis tells us in Verses 8 to 10 of Nimrod, the mighty
hunter: "And the capitals of his kingdom were Babel, and Ereck,
and Akad, and Kalinah in the Bush-land (Shinar)." The King James
Version says: "The beginning of his kingdom." In neither version
is it stated that Nimrod founded these cities, but rather that he
extended his rule over them, which again confirms the belief that
the Adamites or Aryan-Phoenicians came into Chaldea, conquered
it, and gave it the benefit of their civilization and culture. It
is quite possible, indeed, that Sharrukin (Sargon) of Akad, who
conquered Babylon in 2231 B. C., is the Nimrod of Scripture, the
name of the Mound of Nimroud covering the remains of Nineveh
commemorates his name.

     It is to this period that the later Greek writers trace the
origin of the Phoenicians, who began their trading and navigation
first along the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean,
and after their occupation of Canaan along the coastlands of the
Mediterranean. We must, of course, always bear in mind that in
the first, second, and third centuries after the: Adamic Deluge,
i. e., in the 23rd, 22nd, 21st and 20th centuries B.C., the
Aryan-Phoenicians could not have been very numerous in
population; but every one of them counted and left his influence
among the natives, in the same way that the Anglo-Saxon
missionaries or traders of our time leave a lasting influence,
for good or bad, among the natives of Central Africa or Oceania.
From Genesis 10: 6-20 it will be seen that Nimrod was a son of
Ham as well as was Canna, after whom the land of Canaan was
named,.

     As upon Ham and his descendants had fallen the curse of
Noah, we can readily see that that branch of the Phoenicians most
readily fell into the vices of the aboriginal Sumerians and too
readily adopted the worship of Baal and all its abominations; all
in the midst of an otherwise high civilization, for instance that
of the Hittinites, who were the sons of Heth, a son of Canaan.
Of Japheth's sons we read in Genesis 10: 2-5: "The sons of
Japheth; Gomer, Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Thubal, and
Mesech, and Thiras. And the sons of Comer; Ashkinaz, and Riphath,
and Thogarmah.
     And the sons of Javan (Ion) Elishah, and Tharshish, Kittim,
and the Dodanim. From these they spread themselves over the
sea-coasts of the countries of the nations, each with their
languages among the gentile tribes. " - Fenton.

     Apparently, they were the first to spread themselves along
the coastlines of the countries. Three of the names are of
particular interest to us here: Comer, Javan, and Tarshish. Comer
means "darkness." Ptolemy on his map of the world has England
named "Javan," which seems to indicate that some of Javan's
descendants settled there. After Tarshish, the son of Javan,
ancient Spain was named, or, in fact, it seems the whole of the
maritime possessions of ancient Israel, as we read in I Kings
10:22; 22:48; and 2 Chronicles 9:21; and also in Jonah 1:3.

     Let us now turn to the line of Shem, who was the father of
the children of Heber, i.e., the Ibiri, Abiri, or Hebrews. Until
this day it is common usage to think of the Hebrews as the Jews,
and even learned professors and Doctors of Divinity speak of them
as one and the same people. Scripture makes a sharp distinction
between the houses of Israel and Judah, as the present writer has
shown in his "Destinies of Israel and Judah;" and from Chapter
XII of this book it will be seen that the Jews of today do not
even represent the whole house of Judah.
     The word Eber or Heber means "colonizer" in the
Hebrew/Phoenician language, and it is a striking fact that his
descendants, the Hebrew-Phoenicians, have been the greatest
colonizers and mariners in the world, from the time that they
settled in the bush-land of Chaldea twenty-two centuries B.C.
until this day, dominating every race with whom they came in
contact.

     The centuries following the Deluge compose one of the most
dynamic epochs of history, for during that time there arose along
the Euphrates and Tigris the Chaldean civilization, which has
baffled the archaeologists, since it arose within such a short
period, like that of the Egyptian during the Pyramid age a few
centuries before it; and the only explanation that can be given
for the sudden development of both is that the Egyptian had its
conception through the influx of the Aryan Pyramid builders
before the Deluge and the Chaldean through the influx of the sons
of Noah - the sons of Enoch - the Aryan-Phoenicians, among whom
the Semites easily took the leading part.

     This, then, explains the advanced state of scientific
achievement we find in early Chaldea, particularly in mathematics
and astronomy, which latter knowledge gave rise to the famous
astrology of the Chaldeans, the name, in fact, being synonymous
with wisdom. The early Chaldean priests were genuine astronomers:
they knew the accurate value of the Solar year, divided the day
into twenty-four hours, and the circle into 360 degrees. Their
months consisted of thirty days each. They knew the twelve signs
of the Zodiac and from its constellations developed their famous
Astrology. Yet the human faces in the Zodiacal constellations
show that the Zodiac did not origiate in Chaldea, nor Egypt, nor
India, but with the earlier Adamites, for the faces depicted are
pure Aryan, like those of the Anglo-Saxons of today.
     The priests of Egypt also had knowledge of the rudiments of
astronomy and knew certain astronomical values; yet the existence
of certain values connected with the Precession of the Equinoxes
has shown to modern scholars that those peoples had rules and
methods of calculation, yet did not know the principles that
formed the basis for their calculations; and it is only too
evident that the Egyptian, Chaldean, Indian, and Chinese
astronomy is but inherited from the earlier Adamites. (For an
analytical demonstration of this refer to "Early Egypt,
Babylonia, and Central Asia" by Mr.Davidson.)
     A definite statement concerning this Adamic origin of
astronomy and mathematics is given by Josephus, the Jewish
historian, in his "Antiquities of the Jews": "They (the Sethites)
also were the inventors of that peculiar sort of wisdom which is
concerned with the heavenly bodies and their order. And that
their inventions might not be lost before they were sufficiently
known, upon Adam's prediction that the world was to be destroyed
... they made two pillars ... (one in brick; one in stone)
... they inscribed their discoveries on them both ... to
exhibit their discoveries to mankind ... Now this (the pillar of
stone) remains in the land of Siriad (Egypt) unto this day.
The Egyptian tradition, preserved by the Copts in the Akbar
Ezzeman, states that the vision appeared to Surid 300 years
before the Flood, that the Great Pyramid was built as the result
of this vision and that it contained 'The wisdom and acquirements
in the different arts and sciences ... the sciences of
arithmetic and geometry, that they might remain as records for
the benefit of those who could afterward comprehend them ...
The position of the stars and their cycles; together with the
history and chronicle of time past, of that which is to come, and
every future event which would take place in Egypt.'" 
D.Davidson.

     This pillar in the land of Egypt is the Great Pyramid of
Gizeh, built by an Adamic architect 300 years before the Flood,
from 2658 to 2628 B.C. (Refer to Coordinated Chronology of Israel
and Egypt by the author).)   
     Egyptian tradition tells us that the architect's name was
Sisithrus or Sesorthos, which when carefully analyzed is a
composition of Enoch and Noah.
     The Chinese sacred volume of the Shu-king also affords
confirmation that the line of Enoch and Noah were the originators
of the science of astronomy. Regarding Fu-hi, who is the Chinese
Noah, the Shu-king states that he "constructed astronomical
tables, assigned figures to the heavenly bodies, and taught the
science of their motions."
     Now, Genesis 5: 21-24 tells of Enoch or Hanok (Fenton
translation): "And Hanok lived until the age of sixty-five
years, when Methuselah was born to him. And Hanok walked with
God, after Methuselah had been born to him. And the whole
lifetime of Hanok was three hundred and sixty-five years. And
Hanok walked with God; and he did not die, God having taken him
to Himself."

     It is worthy of note that the length of Enoch's life was 365
years, which is, plus one quarter, the length of the Solar year,
expressed in years. This period is the ancient Phoenix cycle;
four of those cycles, or 1461 years, forming one Sothic cycle,
ended in 1917 B.C. (2083 A.K.), the year of the Call of
Abraham. This Sothic cycle had its origin in 622 A.K., the year
of Enoch's birth. (Refer to Coordinated Chronology of Israel and
Egypt).
     The Book of Jubilees is one of the non-canonical books of
the Bible; yet it contains valuable information concerning the
first 2500 years of Adamic history, ending about the time of the
Exodus from Egypt. In its fourth chapter we read of Enoch or
Hanok:

"He was the first one among the children of men that are born on
the earth to learn writing and knowledge and wisdom. And he wrote
the signs of heaven according to the order of their months in a
book, that the sons of men might know the time of year according
to their separate months. He was the first to write a testimony,
and he testified to the children of men concerning the
generations of the earth, and explained the weeks of the
jubilees, and made known to them the days of the years, and
arranged the months and explained the sabbaths of the years as
we made them known to him. And what was and what will be he saw
in a vision of the night in a dream, and as it will happen to the
children of men in their generations until the day of judgment;
he saw and learned everything and wrote it as a testimony and
laid that testimony on the earth over all the children of men and
for their generations."

     At the end of Chapter II, I have quoted from Chambers
Encyclopedia regarding the fact that the roots of most of our
languages can be traced to the Aryan parent stock, which had its
home in Central Asia. From the same Encyclopedia I quote here a
paragraph from its article "Alphabet": "To a French scholar, M.
de Rouge, belongs the honour of having demonstrated the true
origin of the alphabet. Several classical writers, including
Plato, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Tacitus, had stated in general
terms the belief or tradition of the ancient world that
the Phoenicians had obtained the alphabet from Egypt, while in
modern times not a few attempts had been vainly made to derive
the several Phoenician letters from suitable hieroglyphic
pictures. But it was only in 1859 that De Rouge pointed out that
the prototypes of the Phoenician letters must be sought, not in
the hieroglyphics of the monuments, but in certain cursive
'hieratic' or priestly characters, so extremely ancient that they
had fallen into disuse at the time of the Hebrew exodus. This
form of hieratic writing is known to us almost exclusively from a
single manuscript, the Payrus Prisse, as it is called, which was
found in a tomb belonging to the eleventh dynasty, and is
therefore much older than the shepherd kings."

     Prof. Waddell on Page 5 of his "Aryan Origin of the
Alphabet" refers to Sir Flinders Petrie, who found in the royal
tombs of Menes and his First Dynasty at Abydos characters of the
so-called Phoenician alphabet. This discovery proves, first, that
the Egyptian hieroglyphic characters developed later than the
Phoenician and, second, that the kings of the First Egyptian
Dynasties were of the Aryan race. It is possible therefore that
in those early Phoenician characters we have the original
alphabet developed by Enoch and given to him by Divine
inspiration.
     Plate No. V gives us a comparative table of the Phoenician,
Greek, Hebrew, and Latin alphabets, taken from Chambers
Encyclopedia. It is evident from this table that both the Greek
and Latin are derived from the Phoenician. The Hebrew characters
have been developed since the time of Christ. Hebrew is the
language of the Jews, which the latter developed in Babylonian
captivity. Israel before that spoke the Phoenician dialect and
wrote the simpler Phoenician characters. (See also Chapter VII.)
The first letter of the Phoenician is Aleph and is essentially
the same as our Latin letter A, only the Phoenician character is
lying on its side. It pictures the horns of a bull (Taurus) and
conveys to us the fact that at the zero dating of Adamic
Chronology, the 22nd of September, 4000 B.C., the Fall Equinox
(nocturnal sign) lay midway between the horns of Taurus - the
Bull. (For demonstration refer to Plate 48 of Davidson, The
Great Pyramid.) Hence Aleph, Alpha, or A is the first letter.
(See Plate V.)
     From the article "Alphabet" in the Encyclopedia Britannica I
quote the following passages: "It is well known that most of the
ancient nations ascribed a divine origin to their system of
writing." "The native Egyptian term for writing meant 'writing
heavenly words.'"
     Prof. Buchanan in his "The World and the Book" quotes on
page 219 from "Patriarchal Age," by Smith: "Yet the best
authorities concur in ascribing the introduction of letters into
Egypt to Thoth or Thent, the Hermes of Greek, and the Mercury of
Latin mythology. It consequently becomes an important part of the
inquiry to ascertain at what time this individual lived. As in
Egyptian annals we meet with several of that name, this seems to
be a difficult task. It appears, from a general view of the
subject that in the earliest age of Egyptian history, or rather
prior to the commencement of authentic history, a person of this
name flourished, who from his great knowledge was supposed to be
more than mortal. From this circumstance, when an individual in
after ages appeared to surpass his contemporaries in wisdom he
was said to be inspired by the spirit of Thoth, or to be another
incarnation of that deity."

     To Thoth the Egyptians attributed the invention of letters.
As there is reason to believe that Thoth is identical to
Sesorthos or Sisithrus, and as the latter, as already stated, is
a composite figure of Noah and Enoch, it appears, then, that
Enoch is the inventor of writing and of astronomy, or rather to
him was that knowledge revealed from God, as Genesis and the Book
of Jubilees tell us. And Enoch or Hanok was the first Phoenician
and his house, the Pa-Hanok, were the Aryan-Phoenicians. All the
coordinated evidence of Scripture, Babylonian, Egyptian, and
Chinese traditions and history, the naming of the Zodiacal
constellations, the monuments of language and the Great Pyramid
confirm it.

                         ........................

Note:

What Haberman has said is that the Adam/Enoch/Noah/Shem line of
people had a mighty large influence on the world. And that that
line of people travelled to various parts of the earth, both near
and far.

Keith Hunt

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