History of Nehemiah

the tomb of Xerxes I built by his son, Artaxerxes i Books 1-7 of Nehemiah  are considered his memoirs.  Books 8-12 are  thought to be editted later by the prophet Ezra, but that is problematic because Ezra is traditionally, Ezra (Esdras I+ II) is considered to have been in Jerusaleum thirteen years earlier than Nehemiah, … Continue reading History of Nehemiah

Venus is not Ishtar or Ashoreth

Venus is a planet in our solar system.  She was also called Ishtar by the Babylonians and Astarte by the Phoenicians, , but the Bible has no record of either name.   Instead, we know her by Ashoreth which becomes Aphrodite in Ancient Greece. The Babylonian Ishtar represented the evening and morning stars and was accordingly … Continue reading Venus is not Ishtar or Ashoreth

Babylonian God Nebo – Mercury

Babylonia had many gods, one of which was Nebo or Nabo. He was a prophet or herald and patron of scholars and the god of astrology. He was later picked up by the Ancient Greeks as Hermes and the Romans Mercury. He is in the Old Testament, but not as a god worshiped, but as … Continue reading Babylonian God Nebo – Mercury

Karnak in Genesis

Johnny Carson did skits of Karnak the Great, where he spoofed magicians & psychics.  You can catch a show at the end. Temple of Karnak, Luxor, Egypt The modern day Luxor is what the ancient Greeks called Thebes and the Egyptians called Waset.  It is in Upper Egypt, about 312 miles south of Cairo and … Continue reading Karnak in Genesis