A DIFFERENT STORY. From the beginning.

PART IV: THE FAVOUR OF YHWH

28. ABRAHAM, LORD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH

The thread of history passed into the mythology of the Hebrews.

In the familiar language of the King James Bible when Abraham (Abram) returned from rescuing his nephew Lot, he was greeted by the magician Melchizedek who was a priest of YHWH. Melchizedek brought forth ‘bread and wine’ to Abram, and proclaimed, ‘Blessed be Abram of the most high YHWH, possessor of ‘heaven and earth’. (Gen 14)

After the ‘Flood of Winds’ when a burning lamp passed between the river of Egypt and the great river Euphrates, the land of Mesopotamia was desolate for four generations. [1] But time passed and men came again. Ordinary, innocent, uneducated men who thanked ‘the gods’ for their survival; and especially thanked the sons of the lords who had been sent to save mankind from darkness.  These ordinary men bowed down in awe at the sacred [untouchable] stone altar and gave thanks to the ineffable glory of ‘god’ YHWH – singing Psalms of praise in curiously literal language … ‘To him that made the great lights … see the works and wonders of the lord(s) … he bringeth the winds out of his treasuries … he causeth the vapours to ascend … he turned the wilderness and dry ground into watersprings … he brought them out of the darkness and the shadow of death’. [2]  They gave thanks to their saviours and to the magic lights that they didn’t understand. Truly, this ‘god’ was great and his mysterious wonders lived on into the minds of Christians who still sing Hymn 604 to themselves …’ When the shadows thick were falling …   And all seemed sunk in night … Thou did send thy servants … Thy chosen sons of light’.

However, amongst the innocent survivors in Ur of the Chaldees was a clever young man called Abraham. He understood the things of old in the ziggurat called EURIMINIANKI (House of the Seven Spheres of Heaven and Earth), which he had learned from his grandfathers. He complained to his father Terah, ‘How can you be so foolish to serve idols in whom there is no power to do anything? Can they fight battles for you or deliver you from the hands of your enemies? How can you forget the lords who made heaven and earth? To which his father replied, ‘I know it my son, but what shall I do with a people whose heart clings to the idols and worships them? If I tell them the truth, they will kill me. Keep silent, my son, or they will kill you. [3] Nevertheless, a headstrong Abraham experimented with reactivating the ziggurat – causing a meltdown ‘fire in the temple’ which killed all the ravens in the district and raised a tumult amongst the people. As a result of which Terah and his family were exiled from Ur and fled far upriver to Harran in the country of Damascus (now Turkey).

Abraham was a Sumerian, born at Ur, near Basra in present day Iraq. The ruins of the ziggurat of Ur are ironically in a military airbase near Basra. There are few personal details of Abraham but his exploits are widely recorded in the books of Genesis, Jasher and Jubilees; The Book of the Cave of Treasures; The Book of the Bee; The Book of the Mysteries of the Heavens and the Earth; and by Josephus in the Antiquities of the Jews.

Abraham was a son of Terah, in the 10th generation from Adam. He was almost certainly a polygene, of direct but mixed descent from the mighty lords of old. In a precedent for a latter- day Jesus, he was born auspiciously under a bright star and the fearful King tried to kill him, but Abraham was saved by subterfuge and escaped.  He grew up learning from his grandfathers and even great-grandfathers of the knowledge of ‘heaven and earth’ handed down from Noah and Shem, including the secrets of eternal fire of the brick kiln. He knew the ways and the instructions of old and was ‘imbued with the spirits’ of the lords. According to Josephus, Abraham was skilful in celestial science and knew the unusual phenomena of the ‘stars of heaven’ which ‘had a power of their own’.  The phrase ‘stars of heaven’ was translated and interpreted as visible stars in the heavens (night sky), but of course, it really meant the brilliant blue crystals of lapis lazuli, the seven spheres that had a mysterious power of their own.

After the meltdown at Ur, Terah and his extended family, including Abraham and his half-sister/wife Sarai, were exiled far away upriver to Harran where they lived for many years until Terah died at age 205. He was buried there in a mound still bearing his name – Til Turakhi.  Curiously, the peculiar knowledge of Terah and Abraham survived at Harran amongst the Sabian sect who were later renowned as magicians and scholars skilled in ‘alchemy and astronomy’ observing pagan worship of the ‘stars’.  Early Sabians made visits to the Great Pyramid at Giza and they possessed the holy book of Corpus Hermeticum, containing the wisdom of Hermes (Egyptian Thoth) – a book of pagan wisdom known to but suppressed by the Christian church until the Renaissance.

Abram, now aged 75  left Harran, taking his nephew Lot, and went to the plain of Moreh in Canaan where he built an ‘altar of YHWH’ (the self-existent ineffable god) on a ‘mountain’.  But by odd coincidence there came a grievous plague and famine so he left Canaan and went to Egypt. In Egypt he was welcomed by the Pharaoh (un-named) and he taught the wisdom of arithmetic and astronomy (‘stars’) .But there was some confusion when the Pharaoh took a fancy to his ‘sister’ (and wife) Sarai, which caused ill-feeling.  Again severe plague afflicted the land and the Pharaoh suffered from ‘distemper’, which is likely a vague term for sub-acute radiation sickness. The Egyptian priests said it was brought on ‘by the wrath of god’ (YHWH). So Abraham was ‘sent away’ – asked to leave.

Back in Canaan, Abraham was caught up in a regional war of five Kings against Sodom & Gomorah when Lot was captured and his goods taken. At which Abraham rode to the rescue, going against the armies of five Kings and rescuing Lot and all his goods and people. When thanked for this astounding feat – with a small group of men, clad overall in gold tunics, he had slaughtered the combined armies of five Kings and rescued everyone – he responded modestly, ‘Think nothing of it, I lifted up the hand  of the Lord God (YHWH) the possessor of heaven and earth.’

Abraham lived out his days in Palestine, for a time with King Abimelech of Gerar where there were again odd incidents of birds dying and the household suffered from distemper and barrenness. He died aged 145 (Josephus says 175) in Hebron, at that time called Kirjath-Arba, the city of the giants.

When Abraham rode out to rescue Lot he and his men were ‘well appointed’ (with unspecified weapons), and were clad overall in gold tunics – for radiation protection. He and his small band of men did not merely defeat the opposing armies – they ‘slaughtered’ them. Indiscriminately. It was on return from the slaughter that he was greeted by the priest/magician Melchizedek who offered ‘bread and wine’ to Abram, and proclaimed, ‘Blessed be Abram of the most high YHWH, possessor of ‘heaven and earth’. Melchizedek was a ‘priest of YHWH’ who praised Abraham for possessing the mighty power of ‘heaven and earth’ of YHWH, and offered ‘bread and wine’ (the Egyptian cakes and ale, ‘light food’) to recharge his weapons. Oddly enough, the portal of Chartres Cathedral features a statue of Melchizedek holding forward the crystal ball of YHWH – stylized as the chalice of the holy grail.

It is abundantly clear that Abraham possessed the knowledge and power of ‘heaven and earth’. And it cannot be a coincidence that over a period of 60-100 years wherever he went he was accompanied by typical symptoms of radiation exposure – dead birds, barrenness in women, ‘distemper’, general plague and famine. And unhappy people. All brought on by the wrath of ‘god’. Abraham was a Sumerian nuclear technologist; probably a fairly careless one judging by the widespread trouble he caused by radiation exposure.

In Egypt there was a meeting of distant cousins, and of minds, between Abraham and the Pharaoh. Josephus provides insightful detail describing Abraham as a man of great sagacity, skilful in celestial science (of the stars). He went to Egypt to meet their priests, to learn what they said of the ‘gods’ if they had better notions than he, or to convert them if his own notions were truest. He taught them ‘arithmetic and the science of astronomy’ which they had not known before. The naïve translations said he taught ‘arithmetic’ (numbers) and ‘science of astronomy’ (stars) – with which these Egyptians were not previously acquainted. Meaning Abraham taught – or re-educated – the Egyptians in the number and the arrangement of the stars, the brilliant crystals of lapis lazuli which were the body of YHWH. So it was that Abraham the Sumerian travelled to Egypt where he re-educated the Egyptian ‘Followers’ in things they had forgotten, or never knew. He provided the knowledge of the numbers of the stars to allow the Egyptians to operate the Great Pyramid factory for weapons of mass destruction. For the ‘hot’ spheres of lapis lazuli that powered the royal mace, and would later power the ‘rods of our fathers’ of the Hebrews.

Add the name of Abraham to the list of world-class villains, for reintroducing nuclear weapons.

Many years later another polygene hybrid called Moses would lead a raiding party into Egypt to acquire his own supply of the sacrosanct tablets which he carried away in a gold-lined box. They would become known in the Psalms as, ‘the wonders of Egypt, made in secret, in the holy mountains’. And to this day naïve devotees still sing from the Psalms I will lift up mine eyes to the mounds from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the lords who made heaven and earth … out of Zion. [4]

[1] Genesis, 15

[2] Psalms 107, 135, 136

[3] Jasher, Jubilees

[4] Psalms 121, 134

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