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                         TRACING OUR ANCESTORS #7


Chapter VI


EARLY MESSIANISM


     Prof. Waddell in his work, "Phoenician Origins," produces
also startling disclosures concerning the origin and antiquity of
the Cross of Christianity. The word "Cross" he traces from the
Sumerian word Garza, which means "Scepter or Staff of God" and
also "Scepter of the King." That the early Sumerians of
Mesopotamia derived their culture from the Adamic immigrants has
already been shown, when the pure original Monotheism of Noah and
his sons, the belief in one God-Jehovah - was adulterated with
the earlier Sumerian Devil Worship; and the best of it that
remained for the time being was that the visible sun was
worshipped as the symbol of the Creator.
     That Prof. Waddell's earliest Aryans, whom we have already
identified with the Adamites, believed in the One God and Creator
is also proven from the following passages of the Indian Vedas,
wherein Jehovah is referred to as Indra:

"Indra hath helped his Aryan worshippers In frays that win the
Light of Heaven. He gave to his Aryan men the godless, dusky
race: Righteously blazing he burns the malicious away. Indra
alone hath tamed the dusky races And subdued them for the
Aryans."

     Our Plates VIII and IX are taken from Prof. Waddell's book
and show an array of ancient crosses. Space does not allow us to
identify each one by the numbers which Prof. Waddell has given
them and by which he explains every one in his tables, wherein he
also gives the sources from which he has taken them. Many of
those Crosses are in the Louvre, the British Museum, the Carnegie
Institute in Washington, and in the library of Mr.J.P.Morgan.
     Plate No.VIII shows a collection of Crosses found in the
East, some of them dating, according to the scholars who found
them, as far back as 3000 B.C. However it is doubtful whether the
Sumerians had any crosses previous to the coming of the Adamites
about 2300 B.C.
     Plate No.IX shows a collection of Crosses found in
pre-Christian Britain, and their identity to the others proves
that they and their owners came from the East.
     On both plates is seen the Swastika, a Cross with wings or a
Revolving Cross. This is one of the earliest forms and stands as
the universal symbol of Divine victory. These Swastikas have been
found in the ruins of ancient Troy, in India, in Britain, as for
instance on the Newton Stone of Aberdeenshire and the monument in
Wigtownshire (see Plate XI), and even in the massive ruins of the
Inca civilization of Peru, where its occurence proves that that
wonderful civilization derived its origin from the early
Phoenician sea rovers.
     That the Nazi movement in Germany has adopted this
'Swastika' as its sacred emblem is of tremendous importance and
may produce startling results. From Fig.1 of Plate XII it is seen
that the German Swastika is turning in the right direction as the
Sun travels from East to West. This
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PLATE X
 
THE ARYAN-PHCENICIAN INSCRIPTION ON THE NEWTON STONE
(Note "Swastika" Cross in fourth line)

Transliteration into Roman letters and translation

"This Sun-Cross (Swastika) was raised to Bil (or Bel, the God of
Sun Fire) by the Kassi (or Cassi-bel[an]) of Kast of the Siluyr
(sub clan) of the 'Khilani' (or Hittit-palace dwellers), the
Phoenician (named) Ikar of Cilicia, the Prwt (or Prat, that is '
'Barat' or 'Brihat' or 'Brit-on')"

[Copyright: From Waddel's "Phoenician Origin of Britons, Scots,
and Saxons"]
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is the course the natural Sun takes and is probably connected
with the worship of the Sun; and as such it may not turn out to
be a good omen for Germany, inasmuch as the Nazis of Germany are
also practicing the rites of the ancient Sun worship, although
unknowingly, when they light fires at the time of the Summer
Solstice, circle around those fires, and jump through them.
     Fig.2 of Plate XII shows a two-armed Swastika with its darts
turning towards the left. This direction represents, according to
Waddell, the retrograde movement of the returning victorious Sun
through the Realms of Death and indicates in the language of
those ancient symbols nothing less than a belief in a coming
Resurrection. This figure symbolizes the Resurrecting Sun - the
True Sun of Righteousness--piercing the Serpent.

     A type of the Cross is found in early Egypt, where to the
Cross is attached a ring to carry it. This is the Ankh or Crux
Ansata. (See Fig. S of Egyptian Crosses on Plate VIII.) This form
of the Cross is found in the hands of Egyptian kings and deities,
and is considered to be "the Key of the Life to Come." To us,
therefore, it proves that the Egyptians believed not only in a
life after death, but that the future life was entered by means
of the Cross.

     The Phoenicians also believed in the efficacy of the Cross
and carried it as amulets around their necks, praying to God that
He might heal and resurrect them through the "Wood" of the Cross.
The same belief we find expressed in the Eddas of the Goths,
which refer to the healing power of the mysterious Wood; the
reference being to Crosses made of the Red Ash or Rowan tree, the
"Tree of Life." To "touch the wood" brought good luck to the
ancient Goths and Britons and protected them from all evils and
curses. We call this superstition and perhaps it is, but after
all it means nothing else but that those ancient Aryans believed
that the Cross could heal, protect, and resurrect them. And let
us bear in mind that such beliefs were held, one, two, and three
thousand years before Christ made His Sacrifice on the Cross of
Calvary. Plate XIII, Fig. 2 shows a Phoenician seal picturing
Catti or Cassi plowing and sowing under the sign of the Cross.
Fig. 1 shows a similar cross on a prehistoric carving in
Scotland.
     Now, it is well known that the so-called St.Andrew's Cross
of Scotland is a tilted Cross in the shape of an X, and this form
of the Cross is probably the oldest. This X is also referred to
as a cross bolt or battle axe and appears as the "hammer of Thor"
in the Gothic Eddas; as such it is composed of two bars like that
shown on Plate XIV, Fig. 1. Prof. Waddell shows that in the
Phoenician the letter X was pronounced Xat, the name of a
Phoenician clan, the Catti, which is identical to Getae, Gadi,
meaning fortune seeker or adventurer, and from Gad, Catti, or
Xat, we derive the modern name of Scot.
     It is by means of this battle axe or hammer that Thor, a
Gothic diety spoken of also as Indiri the Divine, overcame his
enemies and the Devil. Thor's hammer is shown to be composed of
four bolts and reference to those bolts is also made in the
Indian Vedas, where we read:

"With thy Spiky Weapon, thy deadly Bolt,
O Indra, thou smotest the Dragon in the face."

     As Prof. Waddell shows on Page 28 of his "Aryan Origin of
the Alphabet" that Thor is the Gothic form of Dar in In-dar-a,
and Indara being the Indo-Aryan name for Jehovah, it appears that
Thor is nothing else than the Gothic name for the Messiah, who
with his deadly bolt destroys the Dragon. The same roots we also
find in Dendarah, the name of the famous Egyptian temple
containing the Zodiac. Dendarah originally was the Den-Ha-Thor or
"abode of the Mother of God." This again shows that Thor is God,
Messiah, or Jehovah. In the same time we have found conclusive
evidence concerning the origin of the Phoenician Sun Crosses and
their real meaning.

     Briton Prehistoric monument at Craig-Narget, Wigtownshire,
with Phoenician Crosses, Swastika, and cup markings. After Proc.
Society of Antiquaries, Scotland. Prof. Waddell further shows
that the name of Andrew, who is the patron saint of the Goths and
Scots, is derived from Indra. Thus the story of St.Andrew and his
typical X-shaped cross or weapon is simply a legendary form of
Jehovah-Christ and His victorious Cross. Again Prof. Waddell
shows that from the Phoenician Gure is derived the old English
Gar, hence Garza or Cross, meaning "a spear," and the modern word
"gore," to pierce to death; and from these roots and the Greek
Georgos we have the legend of St.George, the patron saint of
Cappadocia and England, who with his "gar" and fiery red Cross
overcame the Dragon. This also gives us the origin of the crosses
of St.Andrew and St.George in the Union Jack of Great Britain,
both crosses existing in the East and in Britain since the coming
of the first Aryan-Phoenicians.

     Another legendary British figure is St.Michael, derived from
the Phoenician "Mikal" and the Gothic "Mikli," the patron saint
of agriculture and the benevolent corn spirit. To him the
Phoenicians prayed to intercede as Messenger to God to give them
bountiful harvests, and they kept the Harvest Festival in his
name--Michaelmas, on the 29th of September. In the pagan
conception he is the "Lord of Life" and "Protector of
Habitations."
     Plate XIV, Fig. 2, shows Phoenician coins of Cilicia of the
5th Century B.C., which connect his name with the mystic Sun
Bird, the Phoenix, and picture that Phoenix as a goose that is to
die or to be slaughtered; hence the British custom to kill a
goose at Michaelmas. In other words, the legend of St.Michael and
his goose is the paganized story of the Phoenix, who is to die
that blessings may come to all mankind. It is also quite striking
that the chief Phoenician port in Britain was St.Michael's Mount
in the Bay of Penzance, the bay of the Phoenicians.
     Plate XV, Fig. 1, shows an ancient Hittite engraving
picturing Indara or Jehovah slaying the Dragon, and Fig. 2 of the
same plate shows us Indra spouting water for the benefit of
mankind and their crops.
     Prof. Waddell speaks of those early Phoenician crosses as
Sun crosses and that through the visible Sun the Aryans
worshipped the Creator God - Indara or Jehovah. Thus a modern
scholar who scoffs at the Bible refutes the theory so prevalent
among other savants that prehistoric men believed originally in
many gods, out of which conception the Hebrews derived their
belief in one tribal God, Jahweh or Jehovah. The evidences that
Waddell has collected prove the opposite: that as far back as
religious beliefs can be traced the belief in one Creator of the
Universe existed.

     This belief, held so long by the higher critical schools and
even taught in modern theological seminaries - that religion
starts with polytheism - is rapidly being disproved by modern
Orientalists, as for instance by Dr.Langdon, Professor of
Assyriology at Oxford, who, as a result of his excavations in
Mesopotamia, writes in the Field Museum Leaflet, No.28, quoted by
Sir Charles Marston: "In my opinion, the history of the oldest
religion of man is a rapid decline from monotheism to extreme
polytheism and widespread belief in evil spirits. It is in a very
true sense the history of the fall of man."

     Valuable confirmation of what has been said here already,
that the earliest Aryan-Phoenicians believed in one Creator God,
has been supplied only recently by the Ras Shamru tablets, found
by French scholars on the coast of Phoenicia opposite the island
of Cyprus. These tablets were written about 1500 B.C., some in
cuneiform script of twenty-seven letters and others in the
Phoenician script of twenty-two letters. Those tablets supply
ample evidence that the Phoenicians, despite all their Bel and
idol worship, believed in one Supreme Deity. On these tablets is
also found the name Yah, the Yahveh or Jehovah of the Old
Testament. Sanchoniathon, a Phoenician writer of about 1000 B.C.,
whose writings have come down to us only in quotations by the
later Greek Philo of Byblus, tells us that the chief Phoenician
Deity was Elioun, and that he was called Hypsistos, or "Most
High." It is obvious that Elioun is the same as Elohim of Genesis
14, translated "the Most High."

PLATE XII

Fig 1

-Swastika on Phoenician (or Philistine) Coin from Gaza
disclosing origin of the Scottish Spectacle darts. (After Wilson
and Ward.) Note the darts show direction of the rotation.

-Swastika of Resurrecting Sun. transfixing the Serpent of Death
on Ancient Briton monument at Meigle, Forfarshire.


     Confirming this, Dr.Langdon in his "Semitic Mythology"
writes on Page 93: "The Semitic word of God meant originally 'He
who is High,' a sky god; and here also I believe that their
religion began with monotheism. They probably worshipped El,
Ilah, as their first Deity." 

     The Mesopotamian tablets have revealed much valuable
evidence, which is of great significance to students of the Old
Testament. As a result of his decipherment of these cuneiform
inscriptions Dr.Langdon has reached the conclusion that "The
theological view running through Babylonia before 2000 B.C. was
of a Heaven for the righteous, whom the Gods might choose to
receive into Paradise where is the Bread and Water of Life." To
this Sir Charles Marston in his "The New Knowledge about the Old
Testament" remarks on Page 42: "Before the time of Abraham, then,
before any book of the Old Testament was written, and right down
through the centuries after every book in the Old Testament had
been written, there existed this belief in a Future Life and the
Presence of the bread and water of Eternal Life in Heaven. The
possession of this knowledge enhances the significance of
Christ's statements in the New Testament: 'I am the Bread of
Life' (John 6:35) and 'I am the Living Bread which came down out
of Heaven; if any man eat this Bread he shall live forever' (John
6:51) and again 'The water that I shall give him shall become in
him a well of water springing up into Everlasting Life'" (John
4:14).

     In Egypt also do we find strong evidence concerning the
original belief in one God. A careful study of the ancient sacred
texts of Egypt, erronously called "The Book of the Dead," shows
that, despite all the fantastic beliefs the ancient Egyptians had
in hundreds of gods, all those deities were nothing else than
personifications of the various attributes of the One God, Amen
Ra, the King of Gods. To him is dedicated the following hymn, or
rather portions of it: "Thou art the lord of heaven, the lord of
earth; the creator of those who dwell in the heights and of those
who dwell in the depths. Thou art the One who came into being in
the beginning of time. Thou didst create the earth, thou didst
fashion man, thou didst make the watery abyss, thou dost give
life unto all that therein is. Thou has knit together the
mountains, thou hast made mankind and the beasts of the field to
come into being, thou hast made the heavens and the earth." -
Translation by Sir Wallis Budge, Page 13 of his "Book of the
Dead." Sir Wallis Budge states that these sacred texts were
brought into Egypt during the First Dynasty and even before by
eastern invaders.

     Marsham Adams, translator of the Saite Recension of the Book
of the Dead in his work, "The Book of the Master of the Hidden
Places," states that the word Amen means "the Hidden One," the
"Great I Am," the Alpha and the Omega, the "Beginning and the
End." This throws considerable light upon the statement and
claims of Jesus, when He said in John 8: 58: "Before Abraham was,
I am." The same term we find employed in Exodus 3:14, where Moses
asked God who he should tell Israel had sent him, and the answer
was: "I AM hath sent me unto you." He is the same party that made
the Revelation to John: "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and
the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is
to come, the Almighty ... I am he that liveth, and was dead; and,
behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell
and of death." - Revelation 1:8 and 18. Modern thought and
theology reject the deity of Jesus Christ, but Scripture declares
it and the many evidences collected here confirm it.

     Sir Wallis Budge in his introduction to his work, "The Book
of the Dead," Page 205, states that the fundamentals of the
Egyptian religion were: (1 ) belief in the immortality of the
soul; (2) belief in the continued existence of the heart soul;
(3) belief in the transmutation of offerings; (4) belief in the
efficacy of words of power; (5) belief in the Judgment, the good
being rewarded with everlasting life and happiness, and the
wicked with annihilation.

PLATE XIII 

Fig.1

" Cassi " Sun Cross on prehistoric monument at Sinniness,
Wigtonshire.
(From Proc. Soc. Antiquaries Scotland, by kind permission.) 

Catti plowing and sowing under the sign of the Cross. From Cassi
seal of about 1350 B.C. From Waddell, "Phoenician Origin."



     Another translator of the "Book of the Dead," Mr.N. de G.
Davies, translating the name of Amen Ra into God, gives us the
following:

"God is the One, the One who has made all things. God is a
spirit, a hidden spirit, the Spirit of Spirits. The great Spirit
of Egypt, the Divine Spirit.
God is from the beginning, and has existed when as yet there was
nothing, and whatever is, He made it after His way. He is the
father of beginnings. God is Eternal. He is everlasting, and
without end, Perpetual, Eternal. He has endured for endless time,
and will exist henceforward for ever.
God is hidden, and no one has perceived His form. No one hath
fathomed His likeness. He is hidden in respect of gods and men,
and is a mystery from His creatures.
God is Truth, He lives by Truth, He lives upon Truth, He is the
King of Truth.
God is life and man lives by Him alone. He blows the breath of
life into their nostrils.
God is compassionate to those that fear Him, and hears those who
cry unto Him. He protects the weak against the strong.
God knows who knows Him. He rewards those who serve Him, and
protects those who follow Him. He causes growth to fulfil all
desires,
He never wearies of it.
He maketh His might a buckler. He is not graven in marble,
As an image bearing a double crown. He is not beheld.
He hath neither ministrants nor offerings; He is not adored in
sanctuaries;
His abode is not known.
No shrine is found with painted figures (of him); There is no
building that can contain Him."


     Those were the beliefs of ancient Egypt in their original
and pure form, beliefs in one God and Creator of the Universe. In
another ancient papyrus do we read: "The God of the Universe is
in the light above the firmament; and his symbols are upon the
earth." 
     Prof. James Breasted in his work, "Development of Religion
and Thought in Ancient Egypt," declares that he found there
"Messianism a thousand years before its appearance among the
Hebrews." So much of the very essence of Christianity is found in
the Sacred Texts of Egypt, beliefs in the resurrection of the
body, the coming and passion of a Messiah--the pseudo-Messiah
Osiris--than many Egyptologists, like Breasted and others, have
assumed that religious consciousness, Messianic prophecies, and
even Christian concepts had their origin in Egypt and that it was
from there that the Hebrews derived it. These men, however,
overlook the fact that the farther back we go in Egyptian history
towards the Pyramid Age, the fewer the gods become and purer the
belief in One God. Sir Wallis Budge and Sir Flinders Petrie,
however, are certain that this

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PLATE XIV 

Fig.1

-Indara's X Bolt or "Thor's Hammer" on Ancient Briton monument.
(After Stuart.)
 
-Taxi as "Michael" the Archangel bearing rayed "Celtic" Cross,
with Corn, Sun Goose or Phoenix on Phoenician Coins of Cilicia of
fifth century B.C.
(Coins after Hill.)

Note in a the Phoenician legend MKLU or "Mikalu"; and in c
Phoenix Sun-bird before Fire-alts, with bearded Corn and
two-barred handled Cross.
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pure monotheism and early civilization was brought into Egypt
from the East during the time of the first four Dynasties, if not
before; and the discovery by Sir Flinders Petrie of Phoenician
characters in First Dynasty tombs tells the story of whence that
civilization came.

     Prof. Breasted is America's leading archaeologist, but when
he is trying to tell us that it was in early Egypt that men first
awoke to consciousness of their inner selves and first imagined
the idea of gods and spirits, then he is going beyond his sphere
of scientific discovery and is judging his discoveries in the
light of preconceived ideas. If, according to the Professor,
Israel did get their religion in Egypt, then why did they not
adopt the paganism existing there at the time of their stay,
instead of their belief in one God, Jehovah, the Amen of the
Aryan-Phoenicians of the Pyramid age? On Page 128 of his
"Conquest of Civilization" Prof. Breasted tells us that in the
center of the Plain of Shinar the early Sumerians erected a tower
three hundred feet tall as a sanctuary to their god Enlil and
then gives us a sample of his "scientific conclusions." - "Other
towns likewise adopted the idea and the tower erected at Babylon
in later times gave rise to the tale of the Tower of Babel as
preserved by the Hebrews." Prof. Breasted certainly never found
any ancient inscription or evidence that the Hebrews derived
their belief in Jehovah and in the story of the Tower of Babel
from Sumerian paganism (at other places the Prof. tells us that
they derived them from Egypt).

     It is true that the Tower of Babel is at least a thousand
years older than any Scriptural writings that tell its story, but
that does not prove Breasted's claim that the Biblical account is
merely a tale invented by the Hebrews. Breasted's statement is
solely the result of his training, which causes him to doubt
everything that the Bible states, and it is difficult for him to
overcome such training. An unprejudiced mind will find in the
discovery of such a tower in Mesopotamia and in many similar
finds confirmation of Scripture. Concernig the Sumerian god
Enlil, Mrs. Bristowe in her book, "Sargon the Magnificient,"
produces evidence to show that Enlil is nobody else but the
Sumerian conception of Elohim the Most High.

     Another choice example of what our higher critics think of
the Old Testament narrative is presented by Prof. Breasted on
Page 229 of his "Conquest of Civilization," where he is referring
to the Jews that went into Babylonian captivity and says: "Had
they not left Yahveh behind in Palestine? And then arose an
unknown voice among the Hebrew exiles, and out of centuries of
affliction gave them the answer. In a series of triumphant
speeches this greatest of the Hebrews declared Yahveh to be the
creator and sole God of the universe. He explained to his fellow
exiles that suffering and affliction were the best possible
training and discipline to prepare a people for service. He
announced therefore that by afflicting them Yahveh was only
preparing His suffering people for, service to the world and that
He would yet restore them and enable them to fulfil a great
mission to all men. He greeted the sudden rise of Cyrus the
Persian with joy. All kings, he taught, were but instruments in
the hands of Yahveh, who through the Persians would overthrow the
Chaldeans and return the Hebrews to their land.
Thus had the Hebrew vision of Yahveh slowly grown from the days
of their nomad life, when they had seen him only as a fierce
tribal war god, having no power beyond the corner of the desert
where they lived, until now when they had come to see that He was
a kindly father and a righteous ruler of all the earth. This was
monotheism, a belief which made Yahveh the sole God. They had
reached it only through a long development, which brought them
suffering and disaster - a discipline lasting many centuries.
Just as the individual today, especially a young person, learns
from his mistakes, and develops character as he suffers for his
own errors, so the suffering Hebrews had outgrown many imperfect
ideas. They thus illustrated the words of the greatest of Hebrew
teachers: 'First the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in
the ear.' By this rich and wonderful experience of the Hebrews in
religious progress the whole world was yet to profit."

     So, according to Prof. Breasted, the belief in one God,
Jehovah, was first invented or perfected by the Jews in Babylon,
where they were driven to cry to Yahveh to deliver them out of
their affliction. When Breasted refers to that unknown Hebrew
prophet, who first declared Yahveh to be the sole God and
Creator, he refers to Chapters 41 to 55 of Isaiah, which the
German critics could not reconcile with the rest of their
misconceptions by any other means than to declare that these
chapters were written by a second and later Isaiah. Well, if this
"unknown prophet" was the first who spoke of Jehovah as the
Creator, then Jesus Christ, whom even Prof. Breasted calls "the
greatest of Hebrew teachers," was also the greatest imposter the
world has ever seen, for He said, "Verily, before Abraham was I
AM," and, "I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End." Of
Him St.Paul writes in Colossians 1:15-17: "Who is the image of
the invisible God, the first born of every creature; for by him
were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in
earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created
by him and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all
things consist."

     Let us hope that Prof. Breasted will learn from the recent
excavations and researches of other scholars referred to here,
who have found that monotheism was the original belief. At any
rate we prefer the statements of Jesus Christ to the shifting
conceptions of people whose sole aim is to criticize the
Scriptures. However, I must not be too hard on Prof. Breasted,
for he merely repeats what he has learned from the German
sceptics, whose teachings are faithfully repeated by most of our
universities and many of our theological seminaries. Yet all
their destructive criticism is the outcome of that one false
assumption, which holds that the Jews alone represent the Hebrew
race.

     Let the reader pardon this digression from the main theme of
my book, but my chief object in writing this book has been to
verify the Book of God before an unbelieving and critical world.
So let us return to our main subject.

     Another valuable discovery corroborating the Genesis account
of the Antediluvian world by Prof. Langdon, the Cuneiform Prism
No.444, as shown on Plate XVI, on which are mentioned the Ten
Kings or Patriachs that existed before the Flood. On that same
Prism there are numerous other references to a flood, which tell
us that the Flood "entered" the land and wasted the five cities
of Eridu, Badtibara, Larak, Sippar, and Suruppak. All those
cities were situated along the river Euphrates for a distance of
150 miles. The deposits of a great inundation have been found by
Dr. Langdon at Kish, near Babylon, and by Dr. Wooley at Ur, where
the river enters the Persian Gulf. Both the archaeologists
mentioned believed that those silt deposits were the result of
the Deluge of Genesis; but as nowhere else in Eastern Asia have
such deposits been found, it is evident that those deposits were
only local and were laid down by an unusual high inundation of
the Euphrates. Besides, these two gentlemen are unacquainted with
the evidence provided by Mr. Davidson in his "History of Early
Egypt, Babylonia and Central Asia" and, given in the third
chapter of this book, the fact that the Deluge occured in the
Tarim Basin of Central Asia,

     For a hundred years back the critics have busied themselves
in challenging every statement that the Bible makes concerning
the origin of our race and the existence of one God. Their
criticism and assumptions have been eagerly accepted by our
colleges and even by many theological seminaries until faith in
the God of the Bible and in His Word has been greatly undermined
in the minds of the masses. But now since the findings of
archaeology are corroborating the Bible more and more, what will
the critics do?

     To Christian people it may be perplexing if not disturbing
to hear of Crosses dating back to 3000 years B.C., when the Bible
speaks of no Cross until Christ died on the Cross of Calvary. Yet
the unmistakable evidences collected by a scholar who looks with
contempt upon the Cross of Jesus Christ, proves that the Aryan
race from the time of its origin almost 6000 years ago considered
that Cross to be the "Key of the Life to Come" - the Crux Ansata
and the Universal Symbol of Divine Victory over the Serpent. Such
facts provided by a scholar who makes no claim to be a Christian
are of the greatest importance to us these days, when modern
skeptics and even clergymen look with scorn upon the Cross and
upon the Sacrifice made thereon by Jesus Christ.

     But where, then, did the ancient Aryans get their Cross and
their hope in its efficacy?

     No scientist or scholar will find an answer from material
evidence to that question, but if he is willing he can find it by
inductive reasoning from the evidences provided here and by
consulting the Bible, which Christian believers hold to be the
Word of God, for "the will of man is the essence of his life."
That Word tells us in Genesis that Adam fell through disobedience
and was cast out of Eden. Yet as soon as he was cast out, a Hope
was held out to him and Eve in Genesis 3:15: "And I will put
enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her
seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
     In this passage is promised to the fallen Adam and his race
the coming of a Messiah to make an Atonement for their sin. "As
in Adam all die, so in Christ shall all be made alive," states
Paul, that is, all who truly believe on Him. The belief in an
Atonement for sin can be traced in every one of the primitive
religions and in mythology. The story of Achilles and his
vulnerable heel is but a later-day conception of the Serpeni
bruising the heel of the Messiah.
     As Christian people of our era keep the Sacrament in
remembrance, so did the early Aryans keep it in anticipation; but
unfortunately it was soon debased and its early symbolism was
soon displaced by actuality. As Mr. Davidson writes: 

"Human sacrifices were ultimately provided, and a Sacrament of
Cannibalism substituted for the Messianic Sacrament. The trial of
Abraham's faith was actually the enactment of a parable, wherein
the anticipatory Sacrament--by reason of its debasement--was
displaced by the burnt offerings of Abraham and his seed. What
bappened in the case of the anticipatory Sacrament happened also
in the depiction of the spiritual aspect of the predicted
Messiah, His teaching, and the portrayal of His passion and its
purpose. Spiritual light was displaced by physical light.
Physical light (the sun) was mistakenly worshipped for 'The Sun
of Righteousness.' Regeneration was confounded with reproduction,
and the elements of the Sacrament - the bread and the wine - were
accepted as possessing the promised virtue in themselves; with
the result seen in the debaucheries of the Bacchanalian
Festivals. The predicted resurrection was causally associated
with the bread and wine and their virtues, and was actually
deemed to be enacted in the annual decay and regrowth of
vegetation, so that corn and wine were held to contain in
themselves the literal elements of the resurrection. The Solar
year and its vegetational 'death and resurrection' therefore
became the literal enactment of the cycle of the Passion of the
solar deity. The original Egyptian corn-god Osiris therefore
became the god of the dead, and the lord of resurrection, and by
reason of the identification of the phenomena of vegetation with
the cycle of the Solar year, ultimately absorbed the attributes
of the composite solar god, Amen-Ra, by becoming Osiris-Ra."

     As the Cross of the Christian Churches is a symbol of the
Atonement, so also did those ancient Crosses hold out to the
Aryans the hope of a coming Atonement on Calvary; in fact the
exact date of that Atonement was known in early Egypt as the 3226
year vice-regency of Thoth, which period began in 3196 B.C., as
Davidson has shown. (Refer to "Coordinated Chronology of Israel,
Egypt and Babylon" by the author.) But unfortunately the true
meaning of the Cross was soon lost; yet all down the ages its
magic power was revered, and, as in Egypt, it was considered to
be "the Key of the Life to Come." Unmistakably, those early
Crosses testified of the Messiah that was to come, and He came in
the fulness of time to make the Atonement on the Cross of
Calvary.

(How much of all this is really true I have my doubts, that is
about the "cross." I certainly believe the Adam/Noah/ line had
many truths of God, including a coming Messiah to make atonement
in death between mankind and the Most Holy One. Those truths were
diseminated and certain peoples retained them, sometimes a lot
and sometimes a few, sometimes in more purity and sometimes
twisted among paganism. The "wise men from the East" that came to
worship the Jesus child, obviously were from a region of the East
that had retained many pure truths of God - Keith Hunt)


     It may not be generally known that monumental symbols of
Eden have come down to us in the Sphinxes of Egypt, in the winged
creatures or bulls of Babylon and Assyria, the Sun Horse of the
Phoenicians, shown on Plate VII, Fig. 2, the coat of arms of the
various nations, and even in our own national emblem of the eagle
and the stars. Sir Henry Layard in his excavations of Nimroud or
Nineveh discovered many of these winged stone images, and in his
work, "Nineveh and Its Remains," pointed out that they resembled
the Cherubim of Scripture. The prophet Ezekiel in his first
chapter saw in a vision the likeness of four living creatures,
which had four faces, four wings, and the hands of a man under
their wings on their sides. Their faces were those of a man, a
lion, an ox, and an eagle; not that one resembled an ox and
another an eagle, but each resembled all four. By them was a
wheel, the appearance of which "was as it were a wheel in the
middle of a wheel." The images found in Nineveh are identical to
these cherubim, most of them having bodies of lions with the
faces of men and wings like eagles, while others were bulls with
wings of eagles. Beside them were wheels with wings on their
sides. Images like that guarded the temples and thrones of
ancient Babylon and Assyria and other early nations. Referring to
these creatures, Lenormant in his "Beginnings of History" says
pages 119-122: 

"It is at least, absolutely certain at this moment that the word
kerub is of pure Semitic origin, and has been used as a
substitute to signify 'bull,' in the sense of a creature, 'strong
and powerful' beyond others, from a root karab. This can be
clearly proved by comparing two parallel passages from the
prophet Yehezquel with 'shor' - 'bul.' 'The 'face of a cherub'
and 'the face of a bull' are two synonymous expressions. And
besides, since we have come to know those colossal images of
winged bulls with human faces, crowned with the lofty cidaris,
decorated with several pairs of horns, which flanked the gateways
of the Assyrian palaces, a number of scholars among those who
have the most intimate acquaintance with antique sculpture have
been zealous in associating them with the kerubim of the Bible
... The bulls whose images are placed at the gateways of palaces
and temples, and who are never otherwise designated in the
historic texts than by the ideographic group already mentioned,
are the guardian genii who watch over the dwelling. They are
looked upon as ... living things. As the result of a veritable
magical operation, the supernatural creature which they represent
is supposed to reside within their bodies of stone. This explains
the saying of Asshurahedin at the end of the terra cotta prism
deposited in the foundations of his palace at Nineveh. 'In this
palace may the propitious genius, the propitious collossus
guardian of the footsteps of my royalty, who rejoices my majesty,
perpetuate his presence always, and its arms (the arms of the
king's majesty) will never loose their strength.'"

     Our Plate XVII shows a Winged Lion and a Winged Bull,
reproduced from "Nineveh and Its Remains" by Sir Henry Layard,
while Plate XVIII, Fig. 1, shows two other forms of Cherubims
standing before the Tree of Life. Fig. 2 gives us an early
Chaldean conception of Adam and Eve before the Tree of Life, with
the serpent and Adam wearing the head dress of a bull (Aleph,
Engl, or Taurus). In the third chapter of Genesis, verse 24, we
read that Cherubims were placed at the entrance to the Garden of
Eden to guard its entrance, with a flaming sword between them,
"which turned every way." These cherubims with the flaming sword
indicated the Presence of the Lord, as also did the Cherubims
over the Ark of the Covenant.

     Now, in Chapter IV it has already been pointed out that when
the Adamic survivors of the Deluge entered the land of Chaldea,
it was Nimrod who conquered Babylon and became probably the
Sharukin or Sargon of Akad. The name of the Mound of Nimroud,
covering the remains of ancient Nineveh, lends strong
confirmation to this belief; and it was in Nineveh that most of
the winged images were found, guardians of throne of Asshur who,
like their prototypes, the Cherubim of Scripture, guarded the
Garden of Eden. In Chapter XII it will be explained that all the
royal houses of antiquity considered themselves to be of Divine
origin and the regents for God, who carried on the royal line
until the Messiah should return to restore Eden. In accordance
with this expectation, the thrones of Babylon, Egypt, and ancient
Persia, and even those of the Incas and Mayas were constructed
with winged lions or cherubims as guardians, and back of the
throne a sculptured garden with the Tree of Life. The famous
hanging gardens of Babylon were erected by Nimrod and his
successors above the plains of Shinar to imitate the original
Garden of Eden on the Pamir Plateau, high above the surrounding
country.
     Most of the symbols which have mystified the explorers of
ancient Chaldea and Egypt had their origin in the Adamic Eden,
where the race of the Aryan rulers of Egypt and Babylon
originated. Commenting on some of those symbols found by him, Sir
Henry Layard says: 

"It will be observed that in the earliest sculptures of Nimrod,
the king is only seen in adoration before one symbol of the Deity
- the figure with the wings and tail of a bird inclosed in a
circle, resembling the Ormuzd of the Persian monuments. Although
there are eagle-headed figures and other mythic forms, yet in no
case do they appear to be objects of worship. The king is
generally standing or kneeling beneath this figure in the circle,
his hand raised in sign of prayer or adoration. The sacred tree
is before him, but only, it may be presumed, as a type. The same
symbol is also seen above him when in battle; and during his
triumphal return.   It is never represented above any person of
inferior rank, but appears to watch especially over the monarch
who was probably typical of the nation. When over the king in
battle it shoots against the enemies of the Assyrians an arrow,
which has a head in the shape of a trident. If it presides over a
triumph, its action resembles that of the king, the right hand
being elevated, and the left hand holding the unbent bow. If over
a religious ceremony it carries a ring or raises the extended
right hand.    This emblem does not always preserve the form of
the winged figure in the circle, but sometimes assumes that of a
winged globe, wheel, or disc, either plain or or namented, with
leaves like a flower. In this shape its resemblance to the winged
globe of Egypt cannot be overlooked. This well-known symbol
constantly occurs on the walls of Persipolis and on Persian
monuments of the Achaemenian dynasty as that of the Supreme
Divinity. It is also seen in the bas-reliefs of Ptereum, and
furnishes additional evidence in support of the Assyrian or
Persian origin of those rock sculptures and of the Assyrian
influence in Asia Minor."

     Probably the cherubims of ancient Chaldea do not date any
earlier than the time of Nimrod, about 2200 B.C., but in Egypt we
find them a thousand years earlier, in the shape of the Sphinxes,
images having human heads and lions' bodies, many of them with
wings. In the Egyption hieroglyphs the wingless Spinx bears the
name of Neb, or Lord. The great Sphinx of Egypt is older than
even the Pyramids and is the most important symbol of Eden that
we have left, or rather constitutes a link between Paradise Lost
and Paradise Regained: for this Sphinx with the body of a lion
and the head of a woman symbolizes nothing less than the prophecy
that from "the seed of the woman" shall come "the lion of the
tribe of Judah" to crush the head of the serpent, and for
fifty-five centuries the Sphinx has been watching for Him.


     Those guarding symbols of Eden have come down to us in many
forms, as for instance in the gargoyles and griffins of the
cathedrals of Europe. The British Coronation Chair in Westminster
Abbey is surrounded or supported by four lions. (See Plate XXV.)
Every one of the coats of arms of the world's royalty and
nobility and many coins contain figures which can be traced back
to the flying creatures of the ancient world originating in Eden.
The Lion and the Unicorn of the British coat of arms are such,
and so are the eagles of Germany and Russia, the Double Eagle of
Austria, and the Eagle on our own American Great Seal, shown in
Chapter X111. The reader who is interested in his genealogy will
find much surprising information in Fairbairn's "Crests of the
Leading Families of Great Britain and Ireland," found in most
public librarie. The work contains plates of several hundred
family crests, most of them containing symbols of Eden.

     To modern thinkers all these stories of Creation, of the
Fall of Adam, of the Flood, and all the symbols and stories
relating to them are only legends and myths, which every people
of antiquity had, even the South Sea Islanders, the Mayas, and
the Indians of America. Yes, all the nations and religions of the
world have those stories, even the Bible, and if they all have
the same or practically the same, is it logical to suppose that
all those various races, living thousands of miles apart, should
each independently of the others invent the same ideas? Have any
two or four authors ever conceived the same story at the same
time? All sound reasoning balks at such poor logic. If all the
world had the same legends, then common sense suggests that all
those legends had one common origin, which indeed they had - in
Eden, as the Old Book tells us; but that Book our intellectuals
would rather criticise than study, having never had the right
key.

     All the evidence we have collected points to the one source,
but that source our scholars are loath to recognize, for it would
destroy their theory of evolution and their pet theory that men
created God in their minds, instead of God creating men. For the
same reason they are unwilling to study the Great Pyramid and its
revelation; its science would prove to them that its builders
knew as much astronomy as modern astronomers have discovered only
after centuries of research. The Great Pyramid of Gizeh enshrines
those early Messanic promises in structural form, as the Oxford
scholar, Mr.Marsham Adams has shown in his book, "The Book of the
Master of the Hidden Places," and Mr.Davidson in his monumental
work, "The Great Pyramid, Its Divine Message." 
     
     The very name of Gizeh, pronounced Giza, appears to be an
Aryan name for the Messiah, as in the Irish Phoenician we have
his name as Iesa, in early British Yesu, and in the Hebrew
Joshua.

     Thus we set that "in the beginning man had the Truth and the
Truth was from God," but man has done his best to pervert the
Truth, for man loves fiction better than Truth; yet the Truth is
often stranger than fiction.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God ... All things were made by Him; and without Him
was not anything made that was made. In Him was life; and life
was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the
darkness comprehended it not ... That was the true Light, which
lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the
world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many
as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on His Name: which were born, not of
blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but
of God." - John 1 :1-13.

     In the light of all the evidences collected here, proving
the existence of early Messianic prophecies, we can better
understand the mission of the "Three Wise Men from the East," who
knew exactly when the Messiah was to be born by the sign of a
certain Star in the East. These Wise Men came from Parthia and
were therefore Israelites as will be seen in Chapter XI. The
Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol III, Page 888, states: "It is a
curious concidence that a medieval Jew, R. Abrabanel, records
that the conjunction of these particular planets in this
particular constellation [Pisces] was to be a sign of the
Messiah's coming. It is just conceivable that his statement may
ultimately depend on some such ancient tradition as may have been
known to the Chaldean Magi." It is important to note that this
statement was made by a Jew. If it had been made by a Christian
one might suppose that it was invented to prove his case. 
     Kepler, the astronomer, found three conjunctions of Jupiter
and Saturn in Pisces; and a fourth conjunction of Jupiter,
Saturn, and Mars in Pisces took place between May 7 B.C. and the
Spring of 6 B.C., as referred to by Davidson in Paragraph 448 of
his "The Great Pyramid." These conjunctions, not to be confused
with the star of Bethlehem which the shepherds saw, evidently
indicated to the Magi that the Messiah was to be born within two
years, which knowledge prompted Herod to slay all the male
children of two years and under when the Messiah was born in 
4 B.C., on the Feast of Tabernacles, (Actually it was 5 B.C. when
Jesus was born, see the study to prove that on this Website -
Keith Hunt) ... "And the Word became flesh, and dwelt
(tabernacled) among us."

     All these many prophecies cited here from ancient sources,
confirming Scripture and confirmed by Scripture, concerning the
coming Messiah, and the fact that Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled
those prophecies of the appointed time, should set at nought the
many modern theories, which teach that Jesus was nothing else but
a "great teacher." Zacharias also considered that Jesus was the
Messiah, when he said, as recorded in Luke 1:68-70: "Blessed be
the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his
people, and hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the
house of his servant David; as he spake by the mouth of his holy
prophets, which have been since the world began."

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


Note:

Yes, the promise of the Messiah to take away sins, and many other
truths from the beginning, were passed down through the
centuries, to be remembered in some way, either pure, or mixed
and twisted with paganism. The wise men from the East certainly
knew and were led to come and worship before the King Messiah.
I'm sure they knew He was the promised One to bring not only
Salvation to mankind, but eventually to come as King over all the
earth, to establish the Kingdom of God on this planet. Indeed
they knew He was THE King!

Keith Hunt


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