Brit-Am Ephraimite Forum no.39
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Ephraimite Forum-39
Date: 31/January/08 24 Shebet 5768
1. Genealogy for People of Spanish and Eastern Jewish Origin
2. Tamar Yonah
: Coincidence, or Message From G-d?
3. Scientific Historical Research:
Black Death Did Not Kill
4. Turkish-Amerindian Links?
5. Recent Find: "
Temech" should be "Shlomit"!

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1. Genealogy for People of Spanish and Eastern Jewish Origin
Sephardi genealogy comes of age

2. Coincidence, or Message From G-d?
13 Shevat 5768, 1/20/2008
by Tamar Yonah
It seems like this is just too uncanny that these are all 'coincidences'.  On January 8, 2008 the day that President Bush left the USA for Israel in order to lay the framework for the establishment of a Palestinian State and the division of Jerusalem for its capital , a freak 'January' tornado swept through a city in Bush's own country.  The place hit was 'Jerusalem', Arkansas.  Coincidence? 
One church was totally destroyed in the tornado's path.  The name of it was "Mt. Zion" Community Church.  Coincidence?  
One man was killed in the tornado.  He was a "Pope" County resident.  His name, was Billy Carter.
On Sunday of last week, I read out a report about this 'freak tornado' which hit Jerusalem, Arkansas. (Tovia Singer spoke about the tornado on his show after mine, on Wednesday) I was emailed by a few people last week to write on the tornado, but I didn't have time to do it until now.  So, let's examine some interesting "coincidences" here.
(1)  A tornado in the month of JANUARY?
(2)  This tornado hits a city called  "Jerusalem".
(3)  It destroys a church called, "Mt. Zion".
(4)  Hits in a place called "Pope" County
All this on the day Bush leaves for Israel to wage war on G-d by going against the Bible and dividing the Land of Israel.
The very next day, Thursday January 9th,  another calamity strikes America.
 As Israel experiences a very heavy and unusual heavy fog during Bush's visit, central Florida gets hit with a freak heavy fog.   A mega 70 car accident takes place.  The worst highway disaster in Florida's history.   ''
What is interesting here is the number 70.  A neighbor of mine whom I often give a lift to, was waiting at the gas station near where Bush's entourage passed on its way to Ramallah. The roads were closed down and he was stuck waiting and watching. He saw Bush's entourage pass by.  He counted 70 cars. 
70 cars driving with Bush to Ramallah in heavy fog, and 70 cars in a horrible accident in Florida under heavy fog.  Coincidence? 
Let me remind you again what I wrote in a blog on the significance of the number 70 that we keep seeing in the news these last few weeks.  The number 70 is the number of nations that met in Paris, France, to raise billions of dollars to create a viable (enemy) Palestinian State.  70 is the number that the letters Gog and Magog add up to.  Gog and Magog is the war of the Nations of the world who come against Jerusalem and Israel.  And the nations of the world, numbers 70 according to the Bible as explained in the story of the Tower of Babel where G-d mixes up the people with 70 languages, who then disperse to become 70 different nations.
Is all of this JUST a coincidence?

3. Scientific Historical Research:
Black Death Did Not Kill Indiscriminantly?

4. Turkish-Amerindian Links?
Are American Indians Turkish?

5. Recent Find: "Temech" should be "Shlomit"!
re Ephraimite Forum-37
#2. First Temple seal found in Jerusalem

"Temech" Seal Controversy
January 30, 2008
On January 16, 2008, excavator Eilat Mazar announced that a team she is leading south of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem had uncovered an inscribed seal that dated to the time of Nehemiah. She read the name on the seal as "Temech" (tav, mem and het) and suggested that it belonged to the family of that name mentioned in the Book of Nehemiah. Soon after the announcement, however, European scholar Peter van der Veen suggested that Mazar had erred by reading the inscription straight on rather than backward, to account for the fact that a seal creates a mirror image when it used to inscribe a piece of clay. He and other critics suggested that the seal actually bears four letters (shin, lamed, mem and tav) and that the correct reading is "Shlomit," which itself may be a name mentioned in the Bible. Mazar has now acknowledged that the seal should indeed be read as "Shlomit."

Eilat Mazar's reaction to the criticism of her reading
January 30, 2008
I accept the suggestion made by Peter van der Veen and followed by many other scholars to read Sh l m t. Actually, I love it. For the time being, this reading is preferable to my reading of t m h or h m t. This is an opportunity also to thank the many scholars who took part in the various blogs contributing their knowledge on the subject.

Brit-Am Comment
From the enlarged picture of the seal
The letters do seem to be: ShLMT i.e. "Shlomit"
This is accepted spelling but for those who look for
a full one (i.e. ShLMYT with a "Y" instead of ShLMT
without one) there is even a space where a "Y" ("Yod") may once have been!

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