Two Babylons

Posted: June 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 Washington Ascending To Heaven in the US capitol dome, and the architecture of steles and obelisks in the Vatican Mall harbinger the new Obis, of many gods and religions.  Seers left it to Gurdjieff to conclude the origins of civilization must be in Egypt not Babylon. How do we know he didn’t steal this from Isaiah, who quietly says, “The Egyptians will no longer speak Egyptian…they will be one with the Jews….”  Edward J. Young says, “There will be an altar in Egypt dedicated to the Lord, and near the boundary of Egypt a pillar devoted (37) that “God is the Lord of hosts over against the nothingness of Egypt’s idols.” (The Book of Isaiah, II, 35).  Gurdjieff was right!

Still we keep hearing of two Babylons, one the B-Assyrian Sumerian glyphs, rediscovered 150 years ago, prone to all kinds of gaps fueled by German archeologists afraid in the desert, and another, secluded in Labs by night, where modern Babylonian prophets expand to UFOs, planetary resources and hybridizations. paying no heed to the  Babylon allied with Egypt that Elijah mocked. On Mount Carmel overlooking Megiddo, the valley of Armageddon, Elijah said, kidding the priests of Baal.

“Maybe your gods are sleeping,

maybe they’re out for a walk.

Maybe they got swallowed up!”

They wouldn’t hear. They heard instead from Isaiah (14) that “the man who made the world a desert,” the so-called King of Babylon who revives all the old practices, was astir:

The grave below is astir to meet you. At your coming,

the dead kings rise from their thrones  to mock,

you’re as weak as we are o morning star

that once laid low the nations

who said in your heart, I will be a god.

What’s the cause of simplicity in priests? Go to the library.  Naïveté is illustrated in Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian King who asked the Hebrew captives to interpret his dream about a statue of the kingdoms of earth. As soon as he heard he was the head of gold he made a statue of himself 90 feet tall of gold and commanded everybody to lie down in front of it and worship.

How many Babylons? One. Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel (2.46) praising Daniel’s YHVH Elohim, but then, when his astrologers announced the Hebrews were still standing, a second, andthrew them in the furnace.  Told again and again, “we will not serve your gods” (3.18) it is clear the Babylonians heard the One name twice.

Nebuchadnezzar dreamed that the cut down tree which Daniel identified needed humility, but he was on his roof overseeing Babylon’s grandeur when the thought struck and lost his reason for seven years. He said, “is not this the great Babylon I built” (4.30). After seven years as beast he was again back in Babylon praising the YHVH Elohim. Want to make up your mind? He had more chances than Saddam Hussein.

There is little record in Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar’s madness or in Egypt of Egypt’s humiliation at the Hebrew exodus, and no record of Daniel, whether in cuneiform or pyramid or even in the modern Babylonian labs. They have their own amnesia walls. Nebuchadnezzar’s son Belshazzar does pretty much the same as his father with the handwriting that appears suddenly on the wall and it all happens again. When will they ever learn?

Babylon is the seat of the Beast. This is no more difficult than those affairs in Egypt concerning Moses’ decrees and the magicians. Moses knew as much Egyptian as Daniel did Babylonian, both being raised there, but neither bowed to those gods. This goes on and on. Elijah, Daniel, Moses, Abraham. But the one the new Babylonians didn’t anticipate arriving was Jesus. They had instead their own messiah, the “Shiners.”

Looking at the past to expand the present and understand the future is defensible in literature when the past refers to myth, there being no immediate cause and effect. But rising from base beliefs about pollution and extinction the human makes the future so. Literature shows the incredible quests of life and death, slavery and freedom, invasion and resistance.

Living or dying has always been the choice but the means were to be selected. Years could be lengthened. Worship or die! You can get extra years now if you think you’re transmortal and surrender ahead of the truth, thinking science will make you live. But you’re going to die. He that saves his life will lose it. Mennonites kept doing that to the distress of the kingdoms, surrendering like Shadrach and those boys, and Daniel to lions, and Abraham in the extra furnace, and Jesus to the cross, all in some sense like pacific Muslims. The opposite of immortality is self surrender. It must be tormenting for the gods to maintain their immortality, looking out for dangers, when even stars are wary of black holes.

So what is the underlying cause of fate that literature reveals? Those who write such tales have a thing in common with Milton, that being the self-reflexive, or in terms of our demagogues, self-exaltation. Which of them has not told us everything about themselves? It might be said to be humanizing, but when you’re on the stage like Shakespeare, never say anything about yourself without a cover-up.

The cover-up is dressed to kill in its metaphysical opposites. What costume doesn’t the fish monster wear on the Ishtar Gate with the Documentary Hypothesis and Marduk riding to the O’Briens “Shining,” Terrance McKenna writhing in the I Ching? Time’s up!

The revelation out of Delitzsch’s Babel and Bible, that the name of God “was nothing special” (Genes, 21) because it occurred according to the Documentary timetable long before that dating of Exodus where it was revealed to Moses, and that this proves the Hebrews were members of a cosmic elite  which will deploy lost spaceman technology to recreate chimeras from Babylonia, belongs in this, repeated  self exaltation to the core. It is also a wonderful example of short shrift and changing the context for the gullible. If it doesn’t fit just leave it out. Consider with the erudite the Assyro-Babylonian Cuneiform Inscriptions.

Attempts have also been made to explain the Divine Name  as Hittite, Persian, Egyptian, and even as Greek; but these assumptions are now absolutely set aside, since the name is at all events Semitic. The question remains, however, whether it is Israelitish or was borrowed. Friedrich Delitzsch, in discussing this question, asserts that the Semitic tribes from whom the family of Hammurabi came, and who entered Babylon 2500 B.C., knew and worshiped the god Ya’ve, Ya’u (i.e., Yhwh, Yahu; “Babel und Bibel,” 5th ed., i. 78 et seq.); and Zimmern (in Schrader, “K. A. T.” 3d ed., pp. 465-468) reaches the conclusion that “Yahu” or “Yhwh” is found in Babylonian only as the name of a foreign deity, a view with which Delitzsch agrees in his third and final lecture on “Babel und Bibel” (pp. 39, 60, Stuttgart, 1905). Assyriologists are still divided on this point, however; and no definite conclusions have as yet been reached (comp. the voluminous literature on “Babel und Bibel”).

Subscriptions to the Genesis borrowings idea, the notion that the biblical assumes the Sumerian and Akkadian ideas of the One Name, to justify calling the Elohim space travelers, two ideas, are both confuted, the Sumerian here… and the Elohim here

But of course who does not also know that such selective disinformations occur all over the ancient revisions from Niburu.

How to use the cuniform lexicography Chicago Assyrian Dictionary (CAD) materials here.

Also see Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL)


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