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Subject: Great Site!
I am reviewing the articles on this website. This information confirms beliefs
I have held for a while.
I know that I am an Israelite. (can't prove it, I just "know" it.)
I am actually looking forward to returning to Israel someday.
Jonah, the Hittite god Teshub,
Re: 2-Kings 9:1-5: Jehu
Your commentaries on the Scriptures are my favorite. They are beyond
informative, they are inspirational (if not inspired). I look forward to every
episode. They often include tidbits that don't appear to be pertinent generally,
but on a personal level are very intriguing indeed. Recently you connected the
word "Tishbite" with the term "Teshub." While you did not mention the Hitties, I
have often thought that the Omri Dynasty of Israel was a Hittite one (could the
name of the well known Hittite god be connected with the phrase "shall
return?"). The Hittite god Teshub is the son of "Kumarbi." Kumarbi is the
"Saturn" of the Hittites. I have learned that the word Kumarbi is not a name but
a title, the Hittite suffix "-bi" meaning "of" or "from" indicating that this
father of Teshub is from "Kumar." Israel was also known as "Gomer" perhaps from
the name of King Omri. So, while the Greek myths are often thought, by modern
historians, to have originated with the Hittites, I have always argued that they
came from Israel. How did Hittite mythology get to Greece? The "Phoenicians"
brought it no doubt.
Here in your current episode you point out that Jewish legends (presumably from
Ginzberg) make the anointer of Jehu, one of the "sons of the prophets," out to
be Jonah. Now, you did not have to make this statement, your commentary did not
depend upon it, and you well know that most Biblical scholars don't agree with
this. Usually Jonah is placed a few generations later, based upon the erroneous
assumption that because a prophecy that he made came true in the days of
Jeroboam II, Jonah must have lived at that time (of course a prophecy, and most
scholars don't believe in such things, can be made a long time before it is
fulfilled). God bless you for your courage and independence. I agree with your
assessment. The same legends say other things about Jonah that are worthy of
consideration. Such as, he was the child whom Elijah had raised from the dead,
and that he was accompanied on his sea voyage by representatives of every nation
on Earth, and that the baggage that they threw overboard during the storm
actually consisted of Idols that they were carrying from each of their
respective countries. ... The Scriptures make Jonah out to be a mere minor
prophet and a false one at that. There is obviously more to the story of Jonah.
I have a theory that the Greek myth of Jason (a shibboleth of the Greek version
of the name Jonah, "Jonas") and his Argonautic sea voyage is an embellished
version of the story of Jonah. However it depends largely upon the legendary,
earlier Jonah and not so much the Scriptural one. One day, God willing, I will
write an article on this theme that will outline my evidences, and I will send
it off to you. Thanks for the inspiration.
I appreciated your reply and gentle admonishment to the adopted person
who signed as "B". There is an organization here in the US known as
"Bastard Nation". I remember back in the 1970s when a seemingly angry
and hateful young woman from Oregon strongly promoted the rights of
adopted people to obtain full disclosure of the names of their natural
parents. It turns out, as an adopted person myself, I totally agree
with her. Apparently the State of Oregon took her seriously enough to
pass and adoption reform bill. The Canadian province of British
Columbia, where I was born, followed suit in 1995.
I see that I made the BritAM report 1553. I am flattered and amused. I truly
thank you for the gentle chiding in reference to my adoption. I have always
believed that it was of Divine Providence that I was taken in by the most
gracious parents that one may chose. In either case we are related in Clan Neal.
My birth mother was Sots-Irish but that is all that I know for certain. My
parents also of Scots-Irish ancestor once told me when I young, that the Tartans
of Scotland were of remembrance Joseph's coat of many colors. They however
possessed no knowledge of our families true origins. It was your research and my
subsequent study that revealed the truth to me.
....You have given us all a new connection to Torah and increase in
understanding of that Divine Revelation from our Creator...
'It is impossible to rightly govern the
world without God or the Bible.'
Brit-Am is the "still small voice" that contains the truth.
[1-Kings 19:12] AND AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE A FIRE; BUT THE LORD WAS NOT IN THE
FIRE: AND AFTER THE FIRE A STILL SMALL VOICE.