Table of Contents
I The Creation of The Universe to The End of The Middle Ages
II The End of The Middle Ages to Modern Israeli History
III Views on The Non-Jewish World - Religions and Nations
I The Creation of The Universe to The End of The Middle Ages
Science and Judaism are very much alike. It takes a good Orthodox Jewish scientist to bring out the truth about The World. A secular scientist doesn't connect the two. An Orthodox rabbi doesn't care about proof besides The Bible. What I am writing about will combine my opinion, Science, History, and Jewish belief of the truth about what happened in The World from the year 1 to the year 5770 as well as what will happen in the future from a Modern Orthodox, Historical, and Scientific point of view. I will start with before The Universe was created up until The Messianic Age.
Before God created The Universe, there was chaos. Then in 17,000,000,000 B.C.E., God decided to cause The Big Bang Theory to happen and started it. Now, The Universe was empty accept for the dust which later became water. One day He decided to create angels. These angels assisted Him in the rest of the creation of The Universe. God turned all the dust into water. The Universe began to expand. Star after star started being created when little bits of the water became plasma. Solar systems around these stars started the same way our Solar System started. I will give Biblical and secular time. The reason the time is different is because God wanted to say The World was created in 6 days, making the holiday of Shabbat every Seventh Day. The reason for people living for hundreds of years in the first 2 parashot of The Torah, was because then the time started moving slower than it did in Biblical time, as opposed to the time moving faster than Biblical time during evolution. The next paragraph is about the first paragraph of The Torah portion Bereshit.
At first The World was "unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the water". This is Genesis 1:2. This is the beggining of The Solar System. The theory of the beginning of The Solar System says that The World was created when a ball of dust swept out from a developing star, The Sun. The dust that The Earth came from was water. This water was the only thing in our Solar System. This is proven in Genesis 1:2. Then in Genesis 1:3, God said "Let there be light.", and there was light. This is the formation of The Sun, formed from water, heated into the plasma state by God. God then called the light Day, and the dark Night. This is the end of the first day in Biblical time. Not mentioned by God in The Torah is the creation of the rest of the planets the very same day. After The Sun turned into plasma from water, it shot out plasma which froze as it got further away from The Sun. It formed balls which became the planets in this order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. They each developed at their own pace, but only Earth is mentioned in The Torah because The Torah is the story of the buildup of The Earth focusing in on The Jewish Nation. Also at this time, comets were created, along with meteroids, and astroids. The year on the secular calender was now 4,500,000,000 B.C.E.. The next paragraph is about The Second Day.
On the Second Day, nothing much happened. God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the water, that it may seperate water from water.". God then made the expanse, and it separated the water which was below the expanse from the water which was above the expanse from the water which was above the expanse. And it was so. God called the expanse Sky. And there was evening and there was morning, a Second Day. This is Genesis 1:6-8. This is the creation of The Earth. The expanse is the atmosphere of The Earth. The water which was inside the atmosphere then became the oceans. They then imidiatly droped down to the bottom of The Earth due to gravitational force from The Sun which was created the day before. On this day, all the planets became planets as they cooled off and developed atmospheres.
On the Third Day, God said, "Let the water below the sky be gathered into one area, that the dry land may appear.". This happened over millions of years scinentifically. God called the new dry land Earth, and and the waters Seas. Not mentioned is that at that point God made microscopic one cell organisms, which were created out of organic material. The year was 1,000,000,000 B.C.E.. Some of these spread on land. Then God said, "Let The Earth sprout vegetaion: seed-bearing plants, fruit trees of every kind on Earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.". Also this day, God made seaweed, which evolved from the microscopic one cell organisms which fish later evolved from. This is the end of The Third Day.
On The Fourth Day, God made The Moon and the stars. The Torah also says that God made The Sun. This means that this day lasting over millions of years, was the day that The Moon and stars became visible from Earth. The Moon itself and The Sun itself were created on The First Day and the stars were actually created during The Big Bang Theory. The Sun was visible since The First Day but only through the clouds. However, The Moon and the stars weren't visible because of the cloud covering The Earth's skys. The Sun's light was powerful enough to get through these clouds. The Moon itself was probably created when something hit The Earth and broke off a chunk of The Earth. This chunk broke off and turned into The Moon. There is also another theory that says that Earth's gravity caught a flying rock, probably a meteroid. This can all be explained by God saying that He created a bright light for the day time and a lesser light for the night time. This means that the 2 lights became distiguished as 2 seperate lights, while before there was only 1 light distinguishable and another light not visible from Earth.
On The Fifth Day, God created fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds which were actually flying reptiles, and insects. Later birds themselves were made. This is the start of evolution. Fish evolved from seaweed. Also, on this day, some fish developed the need to leave the water. They became amphibians. This made them be able to live inside the water and outside the water. Now, I will give the secular time. In 600,000,000 B.C.E., soft-bodied invertebrates of the sea appeared on Earth. In 460,000,000 B.C.E. these invertebrates spead on to land. In 420,000,000 B.C.E. higher forms of plant life began to appear on Earth. In 400,000,000 B.C.E. the main groups of fish are differentiated. In 350,000,000 B.C.E., God made amphibians, primitive insects, which evolved from one cell microscopic organisms on land, and forests first appeared. In 300,000,000 B.C.E. reptiles evolved from amphibians, after they developed the need to only live outside the water. Some reptiles developed wings and were able to fly. Eventually, in 175,000,000 B.C.E., they turned into birds. These were the first warm-blooded animals. Previously, all animals were cold-blooded.
On The Sixth Day, God made mammals. This was around 150,000,000 B.C.E.. Mammals of the sea such as whales evolved from fish such as sharks. Other mammals specifically canines, evolved from whales after developing the need to get on to dry land. However, the majority of mammals evolved from reptiles. All mammals were and still are today warm-blooded. Early on, on this day, in 100,000,000 B.C.E., reptiles dominated The Earth. This is when the dinosaurs lived. The dinosaurs lived until 65,000,000 B.C.E. when they became extinct. That is when The Age of Mammals, which extends to the present, begins.
Eventually, these mammals got more and more advanced. Some turned into Plesiadapiformes, which are pre-primates. These pre-primates were common in The Western United States and Western Europe. Most of them were small, squirrellike animals. Some of them were adopted to life in the trees. In 45,000,000 B.C.E., primates themselves were created. They lived in Tropical Africa and Asia. They were similar to modern lemurs and tarsiers, and spread into North America and Europe.
In 22,000,000 B.C.E., Propliopithecus, a monkeylike primate the size of a cat first appeared in Africa. Also around around this time a variety of primates with monkeylike limbs and bodies, but apelike jaws and teeth, lived in Africa. These primates are believed to be the anscestors of hominins. As the climate of Earth changed these primates became rarer. There were 2 species that survived the climate changes. 1 was Oreopithecus which lived in swampy forests on islands in The Mediterranean Sea about 10,000,000 B.C.E.. They showed the long arms and broad chest of an ape or human. Another primate, Graecopithecus, has similar features. Between 4,500,000 B.C.E. and 1,000,000 B.C.E., Australopithecus and Ardipithecus lived in Africa. Eventually some evolved into the genus Homo.
In about 2,500,000 B.C.E. the first primates of the genus Homo evolved. Homo Rudolfensis, the species of that time which modern people later evolved from spread out of East Africa into Asia around 1,900,000 B.C.E.. By about 1,800,000 B.C.E. Homo Rudolfensis evolved into Homo Erectus. Homo Erectus lived in the warmer parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. They used tools and discovered fire around 500,000 B.C.E..
In 400,000 B.C.E., Homo Erectus evolved into Archaic Homo Sapiens. They lived in Africa, Europe, and East Asia. By 100,000 B.C.E., Homo Sapiens evolved further characteristics of modern humans. All Pre-Adam people are descended from a group of these Homo Sapiens from Africa. They spread around Africa and Asia. The first race to appear that can't be traced to the descendants of Noah are The Orientals of Eastern Asia. From this race, certain members arrived in Australia about 75,000 B.C.E.. This is the start of the race of The Aborigines, the native people of Australia. They reached Tasmania, an island state of Australia lying to The South around 35,000 B.C.E.. Since these 2 races were already well established before Adam and Noah, they are people, but not the Hebrew term for people, Ben Adam, which means Son of Adam.
Early Pre-Adam people arrived in Europe around 40,000 B.C.E.. Pre-Adam people also spread around Africa. Around 10,000 B.C.E., Orientals spread out of Siberia across a land bridge where The Bering Strait now lies into North America and would spread all around the continent eventually reaching South America. These people became American Indians. It was a land bridge because the many glaciers from The Ice Age hadn't melted yet because The Ice Age wasn't over yet. Since these people are also part of the same race as Orientals, they are also not Ben Adam. The only other non Ben Adam people are The Polynesians, Micronesians, and Melanesians, the natives of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, the islands of The Pacific Ocean, because they too are decsendants of Orientals.
Until now, early humans had been nomadic people. They soon began to stay in 1 area and domesticated plants and animals. Civilizations began to emerge. The most advanced of these was in what is now Iraq. This was the perfect time for God to create a spiritual human being with a soul, a person who would be a common ancestor to Africans, Europeans, and Asians from the Eastern shore of The Meditarranean Sea to India. This would be Adam. When the time came Adam was created. When one of the most advanced Pre-Adam people died, its body rotted and decayed as any animal does when it dies. Eventually it was just bones and turned into dust. God blew into his nostrils, and the dust turned into Adam. Also, by this, all other people that already existed recieved souls. If you go by Biblical time, this happened in 3760 B.C.E.. But by scientific time, it happened around 3000 B.C.E., giving 50 years in between the births of each of the 20 generations before Abraham who was born around 2000 B.C.E. in scientific time. That is the end of The Sixth Day.
On The Seventh Day, which was actually 1 period of 24 hours, God rested, and that is why we have the holiday of Shabbat. The following actually happened on The Sixth Day but is only recorded afterwards in The Torah after it says that God rested. Coninuing with The Sixth Day, God then made The Garden of Eden. It had a stream which divided into 4 rivers. The first was The Pishon River. It went around Havilah, which is North East of Arabia, on The Persian Gulf. In Havilah, there was gold. The second was The Gihon River. Genesis 2:13 says it circles Cush, which is Ethiopia, but it probably means some territory in Asia. The third is The Tigris River, which goes towards Ashur, which is Asyria, and possibly includes Babylonia. The fourth was The Euphrates River. Thru this description we can see that The Garden of Eden is in Iraq.
God placed Adam in The Garden of Eden and commanded, "Of every tree of the garden you are free to eat; but as for The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad, you must not eat of it; for as soon as you eat of it, you shall die.". God told Adam that isn't good for man to be alone, so Adam named all the animals but he couldn't find a helper. So God cast a deep sleep upon Adam; and, while he slept, He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that spot. God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman; and He brought her to the man. Adam said, "This one at last is bone of bones, and flesh of my flesh. This one shall be called Woman, for from Man was she taken.". Hence a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh. This comes from Genesis 2:18-24. There is no scientific proof of this, we just have to accept it how it is written. This is the only thing in The Bible without scientific proof.
This woman was Eve. Adam and Eve were naked and felt no shame because they didn't realize yet that they were naked. Eve started talking to a snake, and the snake told her that if she ate from The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad her eyes would open and she would be able to see and be like divine beings who know good and bad. So Eve ate from the tree. She also gave some to Adam and he ate it too. Their eyes then opened and they realized they were naked and made clothes and put them on.
Then God called down to Adam and said, "Where are you?". Adam replied, "I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.". Then God asked, Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat of the tree from which I had forbidden you to eat?". Adam replied that Eve gave him fruit from the tree and he ate it.
God then told the snake, "Because you did this, more cursed shall you be than all the cattle, and all the wild beasts. On your belly shall you crawl and dirt shall you eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers. They shall strike at your head, and you shall strike at their heel.". This is how snakes reached their present state.
He told Eve, "I will make most severe your pangs in childbearing. In pain shall you bear children. Yet your urge shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.". Until now, women with souls would not have pain in childbearing, but now because Eve did this all women with souls would once again give birth like the women who didn't have souls. Also, this is why men have control over their wives.
He told Adam, "Because you did as your wife said and ate of the tree about which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it.', cursed be the ground because of you; by toil shall you eat of it. All the days of you life: Thorns and thistles shall it sprout for you. But your food shall be the grasses of the field; by the weat of your brow shall you get bread to eat, until you return to the ground--for from it you were taken. For dust you are, and to dust you shall return.". Until now, people with souls would not die, but because of this everyone with souls will once again die like people without souls did.
God then make clothes for them and they put it on. God thought, "What if he should stretch out his hand and take also from The Tree of Life and eat, and live forever?". So God banished them from The Garden of Eden, so he (Adam) could till the soil from which he was taken. They now joined the other people of Mesopotamia, who had recieve souls when Adam was created.
All the events involved with the eating of the fruit from The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad happened Friday Afternoon (The Sixth Day) but God let them stay in The Garden of Eden for Shabbat (The Seventh Day) and the actual expulsion happened after Shabbat. Everything after this happened on The Eighth Day and after.
After the expulsion from The Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had their first son, Cain. Then they had their second son, Abel. God had respect for Abel's offerings unto Him, but He didn't have respect for Cain's offerings. Cain grew jealous of Abel and killed him. Cain then started talking to God about the killing and Cain said to God that someone would kill him when he wanders The Earth, so God put a mark on him so no one would kill him. Cain then left God's presence to the land of Nod.
Cain then married a woman that was descended from the people that were around before Adam and Eve. They had a son named Enoch. The rest of the people did the same until there were enough descendants of Cain that they could marry each other. It is also possible that they could have married their sisters.
Enoch had a son named Irad. Irad had a son named Mehujael. Mehujael had a son named Methushael. Methushael had a son named Lamech. Lamech had 2 wives, Adah and Zillah. Adah bore him Jabal and Jubal. Zillah bore him a son and a daughter. The son was Tubalcain and the daughter was Naamah. Naamah was Noah's wife. At this time, Adam and Eve had another son, Seth. The descendants of Cain were evil, but the descendants of Seth were good and men once again called upon The Name of The Lord.
Seth had a son named Enosh. Enosh had a son named Kenan. Kenan had a son named Mahalalel. Mehalalel had a son named Jared. Jared had a son named Enoch. Enoch had a son named Methuselah. Methuselah had a son named Lamech. Lamech was the father of Noah, so he had Noah.
This was at about 2500 B.C.E.. Noah had 3 sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. At this time The World had become corrupt, esepecially sexually. Men took what ever wives they chose. People's thoughts were evil. God was sorry that He had made people. God decided that He wanted to destroy all people and animals. But Noah found grace in the eyes of God.
In Parashat Noah, God tells Noah of his plans to destroy The World. In destroying The World, God means that he will destroy the areas of The Middle East mentioned so far in The Torah. In destroying mankind, He actually destroyed the literal decendants of Adam and Eve for they are the ones that have commited evil. All other people will stay alive to replenish The Earth with Noah's grandchildren after The Flood.
God commanded Noah to build an ark of gopher wood. He also commanded Noah to bring his wife, his sons, and his sons' wives along with a male and female of every animal on to the ark. Since the whole World was not literally destroyed, he just brought a symbolic sampling of animals onto the ark.
They all got onto the ark. They were there for 7 days, and on the 7th day, God made it rain for 40 days and 40 nights. The Torah says that it caused a flood over the whole Earth, but scientifically just over lands in The Middle East mentioned so far. The waters stayed their highest point for 110 days. They stayed on The Earth for 150 days total before they began to diminish.
In the 7th month, on the 17th day of the month, the ark rested on Mount Ararat which is in Eastern Turkey. The waters started to decrease more and on the first day of the 10th month, the tops of the mountains were seen. 40 days later, Noah opened the window of the ark. He sent a dove to see if the waters abated but it couldn't find anywhere to land. 7 days later, he sent the dove again, and it came back with an olive leaf. Noah knew the waters were abated. 7 days later he sent the dove again but this time it didn't return. 2 months after the tops of the mountains had become visible, Noah opened up the ark and the land was dry. Then God told Noah to bring his family and all the animals off of the ark, so he did.
God blessed Noah and his sons and told them to replenish The Earth. God then made a convenant with Noah establishing The Seven Laws of Noah that apply to all of mankind, Jewish and Non-Jewish. In acceptance of the convenant, God made a rainbow in the sky promising never to destroy The Earth again. After rainstorms, rainbows symbolize that convenant. There may have been rainbows before that, but from then on, they were to symbolize God's convenant with Noah.
Later on, Noah planted a vineyard and got drunk. He was naked and Ham saw him and laughed. Shem and Japheth came and walked backwards and covered their father. They walked backwards so they couldn't see him naked. When Noah awoke from the wine, he cursed Ham, and his son Canaan. Noah said: "Cursed by Canaan. A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. Blessed be The Lord, The God of Shem, and let Canaan be their servant. God enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be their servant.".
The curse of Ham and the blessing of Shem and Japheth fortells the future, and gives an explanation to History up to the present. Ham is the father of Africa, which explains why European imperialists colonized Africa. It also tells why blacks in Africa were sold as slaves, because Noah said "A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.". It also explains why Africa is poor and disease ridden. It also explains the condition of poor blacks in other countries. Since Ham is also the spiritual father of all people not literally descended from Adam and Noah, this can also explain the condition in their countries. The blessing of Shem is because The Jews are descended from Shem. Japheth's blessing explains why his descendants, Europe, have expanded all over The World. "He shall dwell in the tents of Shem" means that The Japhites and The Semites should have friendly relations.
Japheth had 7 sons: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Yavan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. Gomer is the father of The Cimmerians, a nation on the shores of The Caspian Sea. Magog is the father of The Scythians, a nation on the borders of The Caucasus. Madai is the father of The Medes. Yavan is the father of The Ionians and therefore the father of Greece. Yavan means Greece in Hebrew.
Gomer had 3 sons: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. Ashkenaz is the father of a nation in Armenia. Later on, Ashkenaz came to denote Germany, hence Ashkenazic Jews. Riphath and Togarmah are the fathers of nations in Asia Minor.
Yavan had 4 sons: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim. Elishah may be the father of Hellas or a nation in Southern Italy, Sicily, or Cyprus. Tarshish was the father of Tartessus, a nation with a flourishing wealthy seaport. It was located in ancient Spain. Kittim is the father of a nation of Phoenician extraction that inhabited part of the island of Cyprus. Dodanim is the father of the nation inhabiting The Rhodian Islands in The Aegean Sea.
The descendants of Japheth are the fathers of The Indo-European Sub-Race of The Caucasian Race. They spread out into all of Europe and all Caucasian parts of Asia that are not Semitic or Hamitic lands. This means they spread out into the parts of Asia around The Caucasus into parts of The Middle East such as Iran, and Central Asia such as former Soviet republics, parts of Asian Russia, and Afghanistan, as well as Pakistan and Northern India. This is the spread out of The Indo-Europeans from The Caucasus after The Flood. This includes the Ayran conquest of Northern India. All the people already living in these lands that were not effected by The Flood and are not literal descendants of Adam and Noah were then absorbed by The Japhites and became Japhites and therefore spiritual decsendants of Adam, Noah, and Japheth.
Ham had 4 sons: Cush, Mitzraim, Put, and Canaan. Cush is the father of Ethiopia. Cush is the ancient name for Ethiopia. Mitzraim is the father of Egypt. Mitzraim means Egypt in Hebrew. Put is the father of Lybia.
Cush had 6 sons: Seva, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah, Sabteca, and Nimrod. All of these with the exception of Nimrod are the fathers of nations on the African coast of The Red Sea or the opposite Red Sea shore of Arabia. Raamah had 2 sons: Sheba and Dedan. Sheba was a nation in Southern Arabia.
Nimrod had a kingdom which first included Babel (Babylon), Erech (A Babylonian city on the left bank of the lower Euphrates.), Accad (A city in Northern Babylonia.), and Calneh which is in the land of Shinar (A Hebrew name for Babylonia and could be Sumir, the land of The Sumerians.). The kingdom then expanded and built Nineveh (The capital of Asyria.), Rechovot-Ir, Calach, and Resen (Between Nineveh and Calach.). The 4 cities costituted together one great city.
Mitzraim has 6 sons: Ludim, Anamim, Lehavim (The Lybians), Naphtuchim (The dwellers of The Nile Delta.), Patrusim (The population of Upper Egypt, Patros.), and Casluchim. From Casluchim, came The Philistines (Egyptian Philistines) and Caphtorim (The inhabitants of Crete, where other Philistines came from.).
Two of Canaan's sons are Zidon and Chet. Zidon was the capital of ancient Phoenicia and stands for the whole country. Chet is The Hittites. From Canaan also came forth The Jebusites (A tribe that dwelt in around Jerusalem, which was originally knows as Jebus.), The Amorites (This can refer to The Canaanites as a whole and sometimes one particular warlike tribe.), The Girgashites (One of the peoples driven from Canaan by The Israelites.), The Hivites, The Arkites, The Sinites, The Arvadites, The Zemarites, and The Hamatites (Hamat in Syria, was at one time the capital of a strong kingdom.). The last 6 tribes mentioned in the last sentence lived in greater or less proximity to Mt. Lebanon. The borders of The Canaanites were from Zidon in The North to Gaza in The South, and from Sodom and Gomorrah in The South East to Lasha in The North East.
The descendants of Ham are the fathers of Caucasian Middle Easterners whom are neither Semites nor Japhites such as Arabs, as well as Negro Africans of East Africa. These Non-Semitic and Non-Japhitic Caucasians spread out into all of North Africa, all over Hamitic parts of Arabia, all over Hamitic parts of the rest of The Middle East, and all over Hamitic Caucasian parts of the rest of Asia. All the people already living in these lands that were not effected by The Flood and are not literal descendants of Adam and Noah were then absorbed by The Caucasian Hamites and became Hamites and therefore spiritual decsendants of Adam, Noah, and Ham. Ham is therefore the father or spiritual father of all Non-Semitic and all Non-Japhitic Caucasians.
The East African Negro descendants of Ham spread out into all of Sub-Sahara Africa. All Negros already living in Sub-Sahara Africa that were not effected by The Flood and are not literal descendants of Adam and Noah were then absorbed by The Negro Hamites and became Hamites and therefore spiritual decsendants of Adam, Noah, and Ham. Ham is therefore the father or spiritual father of The Negro Race.
In addition to Ham being the father or spiritual father of all Non-Semitic and Non-Japhitic Caucasians and The Negro Race, Ham is also the spiritual father of the entire Oriental Race including all its sub-races as well as The Aborigine Race which were not effected by The Flood and are not literal descendants of Adam and Noah. Therefore, through Ham, all Orientals and Aborigines are also spiritual descendants of Adam and Noah.
Shem had 5 sons: Elam, Ashur, Arpachshad, Lud, and Aram. Elam is the father of a nation beyond Babylonia and The Persian Gulf that is the most Eastern Semitic people. Ashur is the father of The Asyrians. Arpachshad is the father of Ur of The Chaldaeans. Lud is the father of The Lydians of Asia Minor. Aram is the father of The Aramaeans of Mesopotamia.
Aram had 4 sons: Uz, Hul, Gether, and Mash. Uz is the father of a nation where Job lived as well as The Edomites. Hul, Gether, and Mash are the fathers of unidentified localities in Syria.
Arpachshad had a son named Shelach. Shelach had a son named Eber. Eber had 2 sons: Peleg and Joktan. Peleg was called Peleg because it means division in Hebrew since the population of The Earth was scattered (After The Tower of Babel.) in his days. Plagu means canal in Asyrian so Peleg might also refer to the introduction of a system of canals into Babylonia in Peleg's days.
Joktan had 13 sons: Almodad, Sheleph, Hatzermavet, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Oval, Avimael, Sheba, Ofir, Havilah, and Yovav. Joktan is the father of Southern Arabians. Hatzermavet is the nation of Hadramaut, a land in Southern Arabia. The descendants of Joktan dwelled from Mesha, towards Sephar, unto the mountain of The East.
The descendants of Shem are the fathers of The Semitic Sub-Race of The Caucasian Race. They spread out into all areas of The Middle East that are not Japhetic or Hamitic lands. All the people already living in these lands that were not effected by The Flood and are not literal descendants of Adam and Noah were then absorbed by The Semites and became Semites and therefore spiritual decsendants of Adam, Noah, and Shem.
The further lineage of Shem is recorded later on in The Torah so I will list it when I get up to that part of The Torah.
The peoples of The Earth were of one language and of one speech. An explanation for this is that the peoples of The Middle East had few words, meaning they had a small vocabulary. They journeyed East and found a plain in the land of Shinar and dwelt there. This plain was the territory of Babylon, which consisted of an almost unbroken plain. Shinar was the site of the cradle of the earliest civilization. These people said to each other: "Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.". They had brick for stone and slime for mortar. Clay bricks were the material for building in Babylon. They were burned rather than dried in The Sun to make them more durable. The slime was bitumen, an asphalt of Asia Minor used in ancient times as a cement and mortar. The people then said: "Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, with its top in Heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole Earth.". By Heaven, they were exaggerating and by a name, they meant that if they all dwelt together, they would be powerful and become renowned. God came down to the city and the tower, which the children of built. He said: "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one languge; and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withheld from them, which they purpose to do. Come, us go down, and there counfound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.". This means God gave different groups of these people new vocabulary so they wouldn't understand each other. This is how different Middle Eastern languages started. God then scattered them upon all of The Earth, meaning different parts of The Middle East. Therefore this tower is called The Tower of Babel because there, did God confound the langauge of all The Earth. Babel comes from the Hebrew word "balal", to confound, and the Asyrian name means "Gate of God".
The Tower of Babel was a Babylonian ziggurat, a pyramidal, stepped temple tower that is an architectural and religious structure characteristic of the major cities of Mesopotamia from about 2200 B.C.E. until 500 B.C.E.. Zigguats were always built with a core of mud brick and an exterior covered with baked brick. This is the same description of bricks used to build The Tower of Babel. The Tower of Babel was the ziggurat of the great temple of Marduk in Babylon.
Peleg had a son named Reu. Reu had a son named Serug. Serug had a son named Nahor. Nahor had a son named Terah. Terah was Abraham's father so he had Abraham and Abraham's 2 brothers, Nahor and Haran.
This was around 2000 B.C.E.. Terah and his sons lived in Ur of The Chaldees. Haran had a son named Lot. Haran died in Ur during Terah's lifetime. Abraham married Sarah. Nahor married Milcah. Milcah was the daughter of Haran. Milcah's sister's name was Iscah.
Terah took Abraham, Sarah, and Lot with him from Ur to Haran. Haran was a town on the highway from Mesopotamia to The West. It was the converging point of the commerical routes from Babylon in The South, Nineveh in The East, and Damascus in The West. Terah died in Haran (He actually died 60 Biblical years after Abraham's departure from Haran which I will write about in the next paragraph.).
In the beginning of Parashat Lech Lecha, God told Abraham "Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee. And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and be thou a blessing. And I will bless them that bless thee, and him that curseth thee will I curse; and in thee shall all the families of The Earth be blessed.". So Abraham departed from Haran as God commanded him together with Lot. Abraham took Sarah and Lot and all of their belongings, slaves, and belongings went to Canaan. They passed Shechem and Elon Moreh. The land was inhabited by The Canaanites and God told Abraham "Unto thy seed will I give this land." and Abraham built an alter to God where God appeared to him. They then moved to The East of Bet El and The West of Ai and Abraham built his tent and altar and called to The Name of The Lord. They kept going South and there was a famine in the land so they went to Egypt. Sarah was taken into The House of Pharaoh because if Abraham said she was his wife, they would have killed him, so he said she was his sister, but when they found it she was his wife, she was released.
They then went back to Canaan. There was a strife there between the herdsmen of Abraham's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle. So Abraham and Lot seperated. Lot went East to the plain of The Jordan River. Lot lived among the wicked Sodomites. God showed Abraham all the land that would be his.
It came to pass that King Amraphel (Hammurabi) of Shinar (The Egyptian name for Babylonia and may possible be identical with Sumir.), King Arioch (Eriaku) of Ellasar (Larsa, midway between Babylon and the mouth of The Euphrates River.), King Chedorlaomer [A Hebraized form of Kadur (servant of) Lagamar (An Elamite deity.).] of Elam (Which was at the time in the possesion of Babylonia, and therefore, also of Canaan which was under Babylonian supremacy.), and King Tidal (Tudghula of the cuneiform texts, who was king of the hordes of Northern Kurdish nations mentioned from time to time in the inscriptions as invading Asyria.) of Goyim (Some people explain that Goyim is the Hebrew form of Gutium, Kurdistan) made war with King Bera of Sodom, King Birsha of Gomorrah, King Shinav of Admah, King Shemever of Tzvoyim, and The King of Bela (Also known as Zoar.). They came as allies unto the vale of Siddim (Another name for The Dead Sea.). They served (paid tribute to) King Cherdorlaomer for 12 years and in the 13th year they rebelled (withheld the annual payment). In the 14th year, King Cherdorlaomer and the kings that were with him defeated The Rephaim in Ashterot Karnaim (A hill 21 miles East of The Kinneret. The name means Astarte of the two horns, derived from a local sanctuary of the goddess Astarte, whose symbol was the crescent or two-horned Moon.), The Zuzim in Ham (The primitive name of the Ammonite capital, Rabbah, 25 miles North East of the upper end of The Dead Sea, modern day Amman, Jordan.), The Emim in Shaveh Kiryatayim (The plain of the two towns, usually indentified with the modern Kureyat, 10 miles East of The Dead Sea.), and The Horites in Mount Seir (The mountainous district South East of The Dead Sea.) unto El Paran (Modern day Eilat.) which is by the wilderness (The bare plateau of limestone between Canaan and Egypt.). All these defeated peoples were the aboriginal inhabitants of the regions afterwards occupied by Edom, Moab, and Ammon. They turned back to The North West and came to En Mishpat (The seat of judgement, probably the seat of an oracle to which disputants resorted for the settlement of their claims.) which is also known as Kadesh (Kadesh Barnea, situated on the South East frontier of Judah.), and defeated the country of The Amalekites (More accurately, the field of The Amalekites, a nomad people living between Canaan and Egypt, and later on attempting to prevent The Jews from entering The Sinai Peninsula. The phrase "all the country of The Amalekites" must be udnerstood to mean "the country afterwards inhabited by The Amalekites.), and also The Amorites (Generally meaning the Pre-Israelite population of Canaan.) that dwelt in Chatzatzon Tamar (At the mouth of the deep gorge which runs into The Dead Sea about half way down the Western shore.). The Kings of Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Tzvoyim, and Bela set the battle in array against them in the vale of Siddim against The Kings of Elam, Goyim, Shinar, and Ellasar. The vale of Siddim was full of slime pits (Wells of bitumen which hampered the flight of the defeated army.) and The King of Sodom and Gommorah fled and they fell there (Into the pits. The King of Sodom was rescued from the slime pit.) and they that remained fled to the mountain (Of Moab.). They took Lot and his goods and departed. One escaped and he told Abraham who was dwelling by the terebinths of Eshkol, and brother of Aner, which were confederate with Abraham. When Abraham heard that Lot was taken captive, he led forth his slaves and pursued as far as Dan (Leshem or Laish which would later become Dan in Northern Israel.). He pursued them unto Hobah (50 miles North of Damascus.) and brought back all the goods, Lot and his goods, the women, and the people. The King of Sodom went out to meet him after his slaughter of King Chedorlaomer and his allies, at the the vale of Shaveh (Also known as The King's Vale.). King Melchitzedek of Salem (An earlier name of Jerusalem.) brought forth bread and wine (A token of friendship and hospitality.). He was priest of El Elyon and is identified as Shem, son of Noah. King Melchitzedek invoked the Divine blessing upon Abraham for his chivalrous action. Abraham offered a thanksgiving offering. The King of Sodom told Abraham to give him the persons and take the goods to himself. Abraham refused to take the goods but gave an equitable share to his confederates.
II The End of The Middle Ages to Modern Israeli History
The end of The Middle Ages brought many changes to The World. It brought The Renaissance, the re-birth and awakening of Western Civilization, and The Protestant Reformation as well as the age of Science and democracy. Ancient Greek and Roman culture was re-born and more tolerant forms of Christianity formed which later on were more tolerant to The Jews. Eventually, modern nations formed and people became citizens of these nations. Up until then, Jewish communities were autonomous regions within European countries but then Jews were emancipated and began to leave the ghettos.
As Jews were exposed to outside culture, Jews began to take part in that culture and some Jews became assimilated. Non-tradional Jewish movements arose to attract these Jews rather than have them become Christians. The Orthodox Movement arose in response to these movements to save Judaism. Eventually, Modern Orthodoxy and Religious Zionism rose out of The Orthodox Movement. Modern Orthodoxy and Religious Zionism realized that all the changes taking place in The World are a step towards bringing The Meshiach. A Jew has to be a light unto the nations and this was now possible. At the same time, Righteous Gentiles felt the need for The Jews to return to and re-settle Israel and Jews felt the need to help The Righteous Gentiles. Both Jews and Righteous Gentiles agreed that The Jewish People will bring The Final Redemption to both The Jews and The World.
The goal of Zionism is to return The Jews to Eretz Yisrael, achieve an independent state, and bring The Meshiach. Jews started returning in The 1800's and The 1900's and finally The State of Israel was created on May 14, 1948. The Arabs immediately attacked the new state and since at the time The Jews were being good, God gave The Jews the victory over their enemy being greatly outnumbered. The victories in all the other wars were for the same reason because in The Israeli People as a whole, there was still the spirit of Zionism. After the liberation of East Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, The Gaza Strip, and The Golan Heights in The Six Day War, the new objective of Zionism was to settle these areas. However, the spirit of Zionism died on The Left and God punished Israel with The Intifada. Then came Oslo and a situation like in First Temple times. The Left wanted to give the enemies parts of Eretz Yisrael so when that was done, God punished Israel for this by terrorism. If Israel would fight the terrorism and expel the terrorists, the problem would stop and there would no longer be a need for God to punish Israel. If The Jews are good, God rewards The Jews, and if they are bad, He punishes them. The Oslo War is a punishment for the behavior of The Jews just like the destruction of Judah and The First Temple was a punishment for the behavior of The Jews. There are other ways in which God punishes Israel as well. God gives Israel water but Israel gives some of that water to The Arabs, so God says if we don't like the water He gives us, then He won't give us any water. This is the explanation for Israel's water problems. Also, it says in The Torah that if The Jews return to the ways of Egypt, then The Jews will get the diseases of Egypt. So therefore, since Israeli Leftists have returned to the ways of Egypt, The West Nile Virus is present in Israel. When all of The Jews are good, and Israel gets true Jewish leadership, then The Meshiach will come and bring The Final Redemption to The Jews and The World. May this be the will of God and let us say, Amen.
III Views on The Non-Jewish World - Religions and Nations
Islam and The Arabs
Islam preaches for the killing of all Non-Muslims who refuse to convert to Islam. Islam was founded by Mohammad who claimed to be the final prophet of God. The Koran is a rip off of both The Jewish Bible and The Christian Bible as it takes stories from both and twists and re-writes them to fit Islamic beliefs. Not only has it stolen from Judaism and Christianity, but it the basis of all of the false Islamic religion is based on pagan lunar myth. Mohammad simply incorporated the pagan beliefs of his Arab ancestors into monotheism similarly to the Christian incorporation of pagan mythology into Christian belief such as the case with "The Holy Trinity" which Christianity claims forms One God from 3 parts: The Holy Father which is the alleged Heavenly father of Jesus, The Holy Son which is allegedly Jesus, and The Holy Spirit which is a peace dove.
Mohammad's family was the keeper of 360 "sacred" pagan idols at Mecca, the foremost of them a meteorite now reverenced as Islam's holiest object. This celestial stone - and phallic symbol - was believed a gift of the pagan Arabian lunar god, Sin, entitled Allah (the god). Sin's cognates, the same god with different names, were adored throughout Asia Minor, The Fertile Crescent, and Egypt. The Canaanites and Babylonians adored the Moon god and his daughters and that is even where Jericho - whose inhabitants with whom The Jews encountered in the time of Joshua - got its name because The Canaanites of Jericho worshipped The Moon (Yareach in Hebrew.).
In time, Sin became the Allah of The Koran, already so popular among the desert denizens that they needed no instruction - and there is none in The Koran - as to his identity and origin. Even The Koran itself states that "Such of our revelations as we abrogate or cause to be forgotten, we bring [in their place] one better or the like thereof. Know you not that Allah is able to do all things?" (Koran 2:106).
Early in his career as a "prophet," Mohammad lured converts to the false faith of Islam by emphasizing its pagan roots. In particular, he praised the daughters of Arabia's lunar deity as goddesses worthy of nearly the same adoration as their father. He called them "exalted birds" whose intercession with Sin, otherwise Allah, was intensely desirable.
When his more thoughtful followers wondered why Islam praised four deities while claiming to recognize only one, the "prophet" repudiated his revelations about the Moon daughters. Claiming that The Devil had forced the infamous "Satanic Verses" out of him, he substituted new ones, reviling any Muslim who clung to the pagan ways. To dull the glaring contradictions of his latest lies, Mohammad "quoted" Allah in The Koran as saying that as a god, he could freely and profitably change the "sacred" texts at will.
Luckily for "infidels," ample proof survived of Mohammad's mendacity, despite his crude and hasty efforts to conceal it. Both Islam's Moon god iconography and its tenacious worship of the meteoritic "gift" at Mecca memorialize the prophet's inconsistency. Inscriptions were found in a lunar temple of Southern Arabia that are covered with the name of Sin. They expose as utter farce a faith whose chief attraction to its followers is the promise of unrestricted bloodletting on earth and sensual pagan paradise in the Moon god's heaven. To this day, Muslims bay at The Moon and chase their tails around The Kaaba, annually adoring the Moon god's phallic symbol.
After Mohammad's death, Muslims went on to conquer land all over The World and killed anyone that refused to convert. They conquered holy sites of all different religions including The Temple Mount of Judaism, Christian churches, Hindu temples, and most recently Joseph's Tomb and The Shalom Al Yisrael Synagogue. They convert such sites into mosques where they preach their hatred of all Non-Muslim "infidels".
Since The Arabs are descended from Ishmael, Ishmael is the spiritual father of the entire Muslim World. Islam's hatred of The Jews is prophesized in The Torah by Sarah when she kicked Ishmael and his mother Hagar out of her and Abraham's home when she could just imagine Ishmael throwing a slingshot at Isaac just as Arabs throw rocks at Jews in Israel today.
Abraham took another wife and/or concubine in addition to Sarah before or after she died. Her name was Keturah. She bore him Zimram, Jokshan, Meden, Midian, Ishbak, and Shuah.
Jokshan had Sheba and Dedan. Dedan had Asshurim, Letushim, and Leummim.
Midian had Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, Abida, and Eldaah.
Abraham sent the descendants of Keturah off to The East and they are the spiritual fathers of Eastern religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. Some of them also lived in The Middle East including in Arabia where they were involved in the Pre-Islamic culture there. They may have been connected to Hindu India because there are some people that say the Arabian pagan lunar god Sin was just one of many gods of Hinduism.
India and China along with Israel are the only nations to survive for 4,000 years. Israel is the only nation to survive in exile because of its belief in Judaism.
Judaism and Hinduism are both the oldest religions of The World and while Judaism led to all the other monotheistic religions, Hinduism led to all the Eastern polytheistic religions. While Judaism and Hinduism are the complete opposites, The Jewish and Indian Peoples share alot of things in common because they are 2 of the 3 most ancient peoples, their religions influenced many other religions, and Israel and India now face the same enemy, Ishmael.
Christianity and The West
To understand Christianity and The West, one must go back to the time of Noah. Noah blessed his Japheth saying that he would "dwell in the tents of Shem". Japheth in Hebrew is Yafet which comes from the word yafeh (Beauty). This means that the descendants of Japheth, The Europeans, put an emphasis on beauty. This can be seen when looking at ancient Greek culture. The Greeks put an emphasis on beauty, culture, philosophy, and sports. However, they lacked spirituality.
The Romans were descended from Esau which is where they got their might and viciousness from. Esau was the spiritual father of The Roman World. The Romans basically copied their culture off of The Greeks. Later on, The Romans converted to Christianity and gave The Europeans spirituality where they valued beauty while "dwelling in the tents of Shem" at the same time. Since all of Europe adopted Roman culture and religion, Esau became the spiritual father of The Greco-Roman or Western Christian World. While they get their religion from Esau whose descendants were pagans that converted to Christianity, they get their physical descent from Japhites that settled Europe after The Flood. The Greco-Roman or Western Christian World together with The Jewish World is together what is known as The Judeo-Christian/Israelite-Esavian or Western World.
While the descendants of Ishmael have remained evil, the descendants of Japheth and Esau have begun to do teshuvah which is a sign for the coming of The Meshiach. While The Arabs continue to preach for the annihilation of all "Non-Muslim infidels", The Europeans in The Modern Age have begun to accept Jews and produced democracy and The Enlightenment (Note: Enlightenment in its true sense is okay but when twisted into the views of Secular "Intellectual" Leftists it is not okay.).
Truly enlightened Christians became the example for what Righteous Gentiles should be. They should be Bible believing people believing in democracy and love of The Jewish People. They should be Religious Zionists. The greatest example of this is The Founding Fathers of The United States. They were Christian Religious Zionists that believed The Jews should go back to and settle Israel. They meant for The United States to be a Biblical country for all Righteous Gentiles to be an example for all Righteous Gentiles. However, somewhere along the way this was lost and The United States fell to the beliefs of The Leftists that control the news media and Hollywood.
God commands all Jews to love The United States for The Righteous Gentiles and commands all Righteous Gentiles to love Israel for The Jews. The United States is supposed to be for The Righteous Gentiles as Israel is for The Jews. The United States and Israel are supposed to be friendly and stand up against the rest of The World in the fight against terrorism and fight the Muslim terrorists together. Since Israel is the Jewish country and Jews are supposed to be a light unto the nations and The United States is the Righteous Gentile country, Israel is supposed to be a light unto The United States.
It says in a Jewish religious source that before the coming of The Meshiach, Ishmael will launch an attack on Esau and a tower will fall in Rome. Since Esau is the spiritual father of The Greco-Roman World and New York is the center of The Greco-Roman World just like Rome was the center of the ancient Greco-Roman World, this is a prophesy of the destruction of The World Trade Center in the September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist hijacking attack. This means that now the fate is shut for The United States and Israel to join together against Islamic terrorism. There is also a source that Esau will attack Israel and that is seen from The European Union and self-hating Americans. Ishmael has declared war on Esau and Israel and that is why The United States, the only resemblance of a righteous Esavian people, must join together with Israel and destroy the common enemy. This is the goal of both The Founding Fathers of The United States and Zionism, to make The United States and Israel great strong nations in accordance with Biblical prophesies. The United States must join together with Israel and expel The Palestinians from Israel. Jews must settle on all parts of Eretz Yisrael. After Israel settles on all parts of Pre-1967 Israel, Judea, Samaria, East Jerusalem, The Gaza Strip, and The Golan Heights then The Meshiach will come and God will liberate the rest of Eretz Yisrael for The Jews and Israel will control all of the land from The Nile River to The Euphrates River and from Lebanon to The Sinai Peninsula. The Temple will be re-built and the final redemption will come for The Jewish People and The World. The rest of The World will then be given to The Righteous Gentiles. May this be the will of God and let us say, Amen.
For more details about some things and some things not mentioned, go to: V Jewish History at http://www.jonathan5742.com/Right_Wing_Zionist_Homepage.
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