"It may here be called to mind that it has
this century been discovered from the cuneiform
inscriptions of Western Asia, that Eden was the
name given by Babylonians in days of old to
the plain outside Babylon, whereupon according
to the legends of that city, the creation of living
beings took place. Also that much evidence
has accrued which, impartially weighed in the
balance, leads clearly to the conclusion that the
all-important commencement of Genesis, which
forms as it were the very basis of both the
Jewish and the Christian Scriptures, was borrowed
by the Jews from Babylon. And that it
was in reality a Babylonian tradition or series of
traditions of far older date than any writing of
purely Jewish origin, has not only been amply
proved by recent discoveries, but might indeed
have been guessed from its reference to the
Tower of Babel or Babylon." -John Denham Parsons (1896, p.111)
This is a reference to Hercules and Draco, placed in the northern heavens, in which the
heel of the former, representing one of the most ancient of the imaginary incarnations
of God Sol, is resting upon the head of the latter. The woman alluded to in this text is
the Virgo of the Zodiac. [See "Astral Worship" by J. H. Hill, pg. 24]
Semitic languages, though, to be sure, the notions of filiation held by the ancient
do not always agree with those of the modern student of these languages. According to
"Canaan," along with "Mizraiam"(Egypt) and others, was a "son" of Ham. Yet we class
Canaanite as a Semitic, not a Hamitic, language; i.e., Canaanite belongs rather with
the languages spoken by the "sons of Shem" than with Egyptian and the other Hamitic
Question: How many animals of each kind did Noah fit on the ark?
Tradition says two, but in certain cases there were seven. Seven
of the clean/unclean animals. This does not necessarily contradict
there being two of all other animals as it was only the clean/unclean
animals of which there were seven. (If seven, how many were male and how
many were female?)
Question: How did Noah fit all the animals on the ark?
Explanation: The flood was only a local flood, not a world-wide flood.
OR: There were less animals back then. Would this
contradict the story of creation when ALL the animals
were created? How do we explain the creation of
more species after Noah? Did God start creating more?
Or do we invoke the theory of evolution to explain the creation of
more species? Or is it possible God started by creating a small
number of plants and animals (creationism) which then evolved into more numerous
species (evolution)? [The theory of evolution is currently
seen as a threat to a literal interpretation of the Bible.
There are still efforts to repress the teaching of
evolution as a science in schools.]
Noah: What about plants? Were they saved? Did they all survive
being submerged under water for forty days? What about the fish?
At the time it was thought the woman was nothing more than a human incubator.
They knew the semen went in, and months later a baby came out. It was unknown
at the time that the woman contributed an egg and some of her own genes.
It was thought the man contributed everything. Thus it was not so important
what woman bore the child, as no matter what woman bore the child it was
still thought the man contributed 100% and the resulting baby was 100% his.
If there are any errors in Scripture, no matter how small, the book can no
longer be our standard of truth. I become the standard of truth, as I
determine which Bible statements are right and which are wrong.
animism pg.22 Among his many experiments, the late Mr. Romanes tells of one upon a Skye terrior,
which, "used to play with dry bones by tossing them in the air, throwing them to a distance,
and generally giving them the appearance of animation, in order to give himself the ideal
pleasure of worrying them. On one occasion I tied a long and fine thread to a dry bone and
gave him the latter to play with. After he had tossed it about for a short time, I took the
opportunity, when it had fallen at a distance from him and while he was following it up,
of gently drawing it away from him by means of the long, invisible thread. Instantly his
whole demeanour changed. The bone, which he had previously pretended to be alive, began
to look as if it were really alive, and his astonishment knew no bounds. He first approached
it with nervous caution, but, as the show receding movement continued and he became quite
certain that the movement could not be accounted for by any residuum of force which he
had himself communicated, his astonishment developed into dread, and he ran to conceal himself
under some articles of furniture, there to behold at a distance the 'uncanny' spectacle of
a dry bone coming to life." Here, as Mr. E.P. Evans remarks by way of comment, "we have the
exercise of close observation, judgement, reason, and imagination culminating in the exhibition
of superstitious fear -- all the elements, in short, which constitute religious sentiment in
its crudest form."
The word "Kochab" in the Hebrew means both "star" and "constellation." The significance,
therefore, of the reference to the "eleven stars" is clear. Just as Joseph's eleven
brethren were eleven outof the twelve sons of Jacob, so Joseph saw eleven constellations
out of the twelve come and bown down to him. And the twelve constellations can only mean
the twelve of the zodiac. - E. Walter Maunder "The Astronomy Of The Bible" p.186 (1908)
“lDan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth
the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.”—In the
Zodiac the next constellation to Sagittarius, the archer seated
upon a horse, is Scorpio, the Scorpion or Serpent. In the Bible story we have
Dan “a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse
heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.” This is a clear reference
to the Zodiac, which represents Scorpio in a position to attack the heel of
the horse upon which Sagittarius rides.
As two of the twelve sons had to be coupled
together in order to represent the twins, this would necessitate one being
mentioned twice and representing two constellations. Dan is accordingly
mentioned twice. And as the next constellation to that of Scorpio the Serpent
is Libra the Balance, the second description applied to this son is of course
that of a judge: “Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of
[Parsons—Our Sun God, or Christianty Before Christ]
The next Zodiacal constellation to Libra is that of Virgo, who is usually
represented as holding a full ear of corn. Accordingly the Bible gives us
Asher—i.e., Asherah, the stellar goddess worshipped in different
countries under the different names Asherah, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Ishtar,
Hera, Aphrodite, and Venus—and says that Asher’s “bread
shall be fat.”
[Parsons—Our Sun God, or Christianty Before Christ]
The next constellation to Virgo is Leo. The dying patriarch is therefore
said to have called Judah a lion’s whelp; and the Lion of Judah has
passed into a proverbial expression.
Next to Leo the Lion, is Cancer the Crab, represented in the Bible story
by Zebulon, who was to dwell “at the haven of the sea.”
Gemini the Twins is the next constellation in
the Zodiac; and to represent the same Simeon and Levi are coupled together:
“Simeon and Levi are brethren.”
Next to Gemini comes Taurus the Bull, to represent which the Bible story
gives us Issachar “the strong ass couching down between two
burdens,” who “bowed his shoulder to bear” the yoke, these
being references to the Oriental use made of the ox for ploughing and other
Aries the Ram is the next constellation. The same is represented by
Naphtali, which name is a play upon taleh, the Hebrew word for
We next come to Pisces the Fish, to represent whom we are given Gad. Now
Gad is simply Dag reversed in order to keep some semblance of mystery in the
allegorical story, and Dag means—the Fish.
Aquarius the Waterer comes next in the Zodiac, where he is represented as
a man with an urn pouring out water. Accordingly we find Reuben likened to
water, or rather, as the original signifies, to the pouring out of water.
Next and last is Capricorn, represented by Benjamin. As in the Egyptian
was figured as a goat with a wolf’s head, Benjamin ’is
naturally described as a ravening wolf.
Another noteworthy point is that not only did the Israelites of old
consider the bull, heifer, or calf to be the correct form in which to image
forth the God they worshipped, but according to tradition the symbols of four
tribes were placed one each at the four corners of the Israelitish camp, and
the four selected tribes were those whose symbols were respectively the Bull,
the Waterpourer, the Serpent, and the Lion. For the symbols in question are
those of the constellations at the cardinal points of the Zodiac when the Sun
is in Taurus.
The “bow abode in strength”—
In this blessing Joseph is described as the one whose “bow abode in
strength.” That is, the constellation Sagittarius the Archer, who is
represented as a bowman upon a horse, with his bow bent and the arrow ready
to fly—i.e., the bow abiding in strength.[Parsons—Our Sun God, or Christianty Before Christ]
Who wrote Genesis?
Moses could not have written about his own death in the past tense.
I find it a weak argument. The word "Genesis" is not mentioned, in fact the word "Genesis" is
not mentioned anywhere in the Bible.