"Brit-Am Now"-629
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2. A Great Book
3. Trivia?
4. Weekly Portion
5. Tarshish: New Article Added

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2. A Great Book
Are you interested in the origins of the world's races and peoples?
"In Search of ... the Origin of Nations"
by Craig White

3. Trivia?
The southern U.S. is sometimes referred to as "Dixieland." This comes from the early 1800's when a New Orleans bank printed the French word "dix" on ten dollar bills.
Tennessee is called "the volunteer state" due to how its residents responded to a need. During the Mexican-American War, Governor Aaron Brown asked men to join up. 30,000 recruits answered the call and formed three regiments. Having that many men sign up all at once was such a shock that the state earned itself a nickname.
Samuel Wilson made his living as a government provisioner in 1812. To prevent tainted meat from being sent to the front lines, Wilson insisted the meat barrels be inspected and then stamped with U.S. He joked that the U.S. stood for "Uncle Sam," referring to himself. Now it refers to the U.S. government.
In 1893, Mr. Hires discovered a herbal tea made from berries and wild roots. He made it into a soft drink and called it root beer to give it a masculine name. The Women's Christian Temperance Union argued against it, but a lab test found that it contained less alcohol than a loaf of bread.
A deadline used to refer to a line around a military prison. If an inmate attempted to cross this boundary, he could be shot dead.
Benjamin Franklin created the lightning rod.
In the middle ages, coins were often crude and not uniform. Counterfeit coins were abundant, but one way to tell them apart from the real currency was to drop them on a stone slab. A dull sound indicated a fake, and a real coin would "ring true."
One may say that someone is "not worth his salt." This phrase comes from the tradition of paying ancient Roman soldiers in salt. At that time, salt was both rare and expensive. Since currency was not yet invented, salt was used. Also, the word salary comes from the Latin word meaning salt.
The reason that barns, houses, and schools were painted red in the 1800's in the United States was because it was easy to make red paint. It was created from milk, lime, and iron oxide (rust). The iron oxide, readily available in the soil, gave the paint its color.
The color purple was associated with royalty because it was difficult to find purple things to dye cloth. A Phoenician found that the murex sea snail has a substance in its spiny shell that is ideal for a base for dyes, and produced the royal purple color that only royalty wore.
Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. President to have been born in a hospital.
Before 1800, there were no separately designed shoes for left and right feet.
During the Pilgrim's first winter, they couldn't plant crops and didn't have enough supplies to last until spring. Since they used to live in cities, they did not know how to hunt or fish. In their first month, they caught exactly one fish and shot no game. For a while, it seemed like they would go down in history as the world's most inept hunters and fishermen.
In the late 1800's and early 1900's, it was popular for a gentleman to give his fiancee a teacup when they became engaged. She was to drink tea every afternoon and think of him while they were apart.
It was once required that ten witnesses were to be present at a marriage.
In France, over 30,000 werewolf cases were tried between 1520 and 1630.
For 3,000 years, until 1883, hemp was the world's largest agricultural crop, from which the majority of fabric was produced.
Since 1896, the beginning of the modern Olympics, only Greece and Australia have participated in every Olympic Games.
None of the U.S. Presidents were only children (no siblings). The three that didn't have any true brothers/sisters were Clinton, Ford, and Roosevelt; they all had half-brothers and Ford also had half-sisters.
Alexander the Great was an epileptic.
Stalin was 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Stalin's left foot had webbed toes.
 Stalin's left arm was noticeably shorter than his right.
Adolf Hitler was said to have only one testicle -- his right. Depending on the source, his left one was just missing or was undescended (hemicryptorchidism).
Time Magazine's "Man of the Year" for 1938 was Adolph Hitler.
In ancient Japan, a man could divorce his wife if he discovered that she was left-handed.
Leonardo Da Vinci was able to write with one hand and draw with the other simultaneously.
 Leonardo Da Vinci was a leftie and wrote his notes backwards -- you would need a mirror to read them normally.

4. Weekly Portion
The weekly portion is "VaYashaev"
(And He Settled)
Genesis chapters 37 to 40
The portion includes:
Joseph befriends the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah
The jealousy of the brothers against Joseph
Portent of the Future?
Sceld [i.e. Shield] Sheafing descendant of Shem ancestor of the Anglo-Saxons
The dreams of Joseph
Brit-Am beginnings and Kiryat Arba
In Prasie of of Reuben and in Defence of the French
Measure for measure is a Law of Existence
Great people from "disreputable" beginnings
Tamar and Judah
The Whore by the Wayside
Attempted Rape and Sexual Molestation: The Role of Women
The Celts of Britain did not refer to themselves as Celts. They called themselves IBERI, i.e. They said they were HEBREWS!
The Significance of Dreams

5. Tarshish: New Article Added
"Tarshish in Spain. The Bible and Tarshish"
This article proves that the region of Tarshish to which Solomon
sent his ships was in Spain.
If you have not viewed our material on Tarshish
perhaps you may wish to start from the beginning

If however you are already familiar with what we have we written
about Tarshish and  wish only to view the new article
go to:

Some of you for various reasons would rather not see the article on the website
but rather in an e-mail posting so we are sending most of the new addition
by a separate posting.

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