„WHERE WAS MUHAMMAD (P)?“

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„WHERE WAS MUHAMMAD (P)?“

 I have come to the conclusion that the entire history of the Arab world is a rotten, stinking lie. We have been fed a ZIONIST version of history, whose purpose has been none other than to justify the evil, colonial and imperialistic idea that has planted the state of “Israel” in the heart of the Arab world, and to hide the true history of Arabia, a land that has not seen 1% of what it deserves in terms of archeological exploration. It is this false history that has been taught to our children for centuries, in the schools and universities of the East and the West. We have been brainwashed into believing the following lies:

1- That the Arabs did not have a civilization before Muhammad’s time. That they were just “ragheads” who lived in a Jahiliyya Era (Age of Ignorance), in a dry arid land, and did nothing but eat dates and ride camels. That all the civilizations of the old world came from the lands AROUND Arabia (Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Levant). 

2- That the so-called „Semitic languages“ are divided into two branches: The Northern Branch (which includes Aramaic, Syriac, and Phoenician) and the Southern Branch (which includes Arabic, Old Yemeni, and Ethiopian). This lie has been accepted as unquestionable fact by 99% of academics. The remaining 1% know the truth that ALL these Semitic languages were in fact nothing but dialects which originated from one Mother Tongue (I will tell you later, what this Mother Tongue is). And that they existed side by side with this Mother Tongue as far north as Syria, and as far south as Yemen. Hence, they know that this division of Semitic languages into Northern and Southern is a complete fallacy.

This 1% knows the hidden, and shocking truth which is beginning to dawn right now, and is pointing to the forgotten land of Yemen (South Arabia) as the origin of it all. This truth has been under our noses for so long, and has been calling out to us from beneath a pile of lies perpetrated by the Jewish clergy of the old ages.  These lies have made their way into the belief system of Christians and Jewish laymen. They have also infiltrated Islam, and can bee seen in the books of Hadith and traditions, while the Quran, which exposes these lies, has been rendered to a mystical book whose verses are to be chanted rhythmically over the dead in their graves, and whose meanings have been made irrelevant. 

3- The third lie which we have been taught is that the Ancient Israelites were a “pure  race” which descended from Noah’s progeny – hence their name: Semitic. It dictates to us that God granted their Patriarch, Abraham, the „Promised Land“, which extends from the Euphrates to the Nile. Why so? Because they claim Abraham was born in Mesopotamia, and Moses was in Egypt. Can we argue with them? Have they ever provided us with proof of these claims? The fact is that very few people in the world have asked the question of how or when the word “Misraim”, which appears in the Aramaic text of the Old Testament (OT) as the place from which Moses and the Israelites escaped,  became “Egypt”. We have found the answer to that as well. And the truth of it will shock you.

4- The fourth lie which we have been led to believe is that the ancient Israelites, after escaping from „Egypt“  and wandering aimlessly in the desert for 40 years, were finally gathered into some form of unity under the leadership of Yeshua (Joshua) Bin Nun, and marched against Palestine, where they defeated (slaughtered, actually) its inhabitants, the alleged “Canaanites”, which eventually paved the way for establishing the United Kingdom of Israel under David, and later Solomon. Ever since 1948, when they declared their illegal state, the Zionists have done nothing but propagate the notion that their alleged „Temple of Solomon“ was right there, under the very spot where the Dome of the Rock now stands. Have they uncovered a single shred of evidence for this claim? We shall soon see.

5- The fifth lie states that the Kingdom of Solomon – which they insist was in Palestine – became so powerful and prosperous that it finally became the envy of the great powers in the region, and its prosperity soon attracted Assyrian interest. The Assyrians obliterated the kingdom of Israel in 721 B.C. deporting 27,000 citizens and replacing them with a more malleable population. This was followed by the Babylonian conquest of 587 B.C., under Nebuchadnezzar, when  “Jerusalem” was raised to the ground, the temple destroyed, and 10,000 of the finest Israeli craftsmen and smiths, nobles and priests, were taken as captives to Mesopotamia, thus heralding the Age of the Babylonian Exile. Of course, we do not doubt that the Exile did in fact take place. Archeological evidence proves it. Hundreds of stone tablets uncovered in Iraq depict these events. However, what we are doubting is the DESTINATION of the Assyrian and Babylonian march. What we will show you is that these Assyrian and Babylonian Cuniform tablets and drawings depicted something that the zionists did not want us to see…something that would reveal the true identity of the Israeli captives.  These tablets were among the artifacts that were stolen during the USA’s criminal war against Iraq in 2003, when their „civilized“ troups looted the Baghdad Museum. 

But enough ranting for now. There will be plenty of that later on. 

For now, I will tell you this: Knowing where the Kingdom of Israel was actually located holds the key to answering the question of where Muhammad lived and preached. 

I will reveal to you the greatest historical and geographical forgery that humanity has ever known. And its implications will cause the shock of a lifetime for many of you.

So first, let’s hear it from English scholar Bernard Leeman, author of the book Queen of Sheba and Israel”, who takes us onto a journey to the world of modern archeology, and reiterates the words of the Western and  “Israeli” academics themselves. In the introduction to his book, Leeman writes the following (quoted words are in bold text):

From 1974 to 1975, I taught in Jizan in southwestern Saudi Arabia and was puzzled by the remains of substantial but uninvestigated ancient urban settlements scattered about that region. I found that there is very little literature on the pre-Christian history of the region between Jeddah and the Yemen. Arab legends about an ancient Israelite presence in the region were not at that time taken seriously by Western academics.

And Mr. Leeman is right. Because it wasn’t until 1985, when prominent Lebanese historian and linguist Kamal Salibi (RIP) published his book “The Torah Came from Arabia”, that academics began to take notice, and the Saudi rulers – ever the ones to despise and loathe archeology – began to shift uncomfortably in their seats.

Interest in the Old Testament is not merely a literary exercise. Whereas Britons may speculate whether stories about King Arthur and Robin Hood are fantasies or exaggerations, the Old Testament account is the raison d’être of the state of Israel. Belief in Friar Tuck, Camelot, and Merlin is one thing; Moses, Solomon’s Jerusalem, and Ezra another. If biblical testimony is false, modern Israel could no longer present itself as the fulfillment of divine will but more as an embattlement colonial settlement comparable with French Algeria or apartheid South Africa.

The Zionist movement, which has seen the establishment in 1948 of the State of Israel and the consequent regional and global crises thereafter, takes its theological and political inspiration from twenty references in the Old Testament books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy concerning divine assurances to the Hebrew patriarchs Abraham and Moses that their followers would inherit a Promised Land “flowing with milk and honey.”

Leeman then goes on to quote Charles Krauthammer, (columnist and former speechwriter to Vice President Walter Mondale)
 

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„Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store”.

                                    – Charles Krauthammer  

 Those are some mighty strong and confident words from Mr. Krauthammer, aren’t they? Well, let’s see what the soil and the earth of the Palestinian land have to say about that.

1) The Search for Evidence

Islam has always had an aversion to archaeology, seeing it as desecration of the dead; an attitude shared by many Jews. However, Jews who were prominent in the new sciences saw archaeology as supportive of the Zionist cause. This attitude was shared by Christian scientists and archaeologists who perceived that if the Jews fulfilled their divine mission of reclaiming the Promised Land, then other related Holy Writ, namely, the New Testament, might also be fulfilled. With the departure of the Muslim Turks from Palestine, archaeology under the British Mandate became possible. It was hardly coincidental that the first archaeologists into Palestine were committed Christians.

Let me interject here by correcting Mr. Leeman on this one: ISLAM does NOT hate archeology, or any kind of science for that matter. It’s the MUSLIMS who have this problem.  Just thought I should clear that out.

William Foxwell Albright (1891-1971) is considered by academics as the father of biblical archaeology. Born in Chile of Methodist missionaries, he took his doctorate in Semitic languages at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1919, he became Fellow of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, and its director in the following year. When he finally retired in 1958 he had established himself as the leading authority on biblical archaeology, having undertaken excavations in Palestine, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. He uncritically used the Old Testament as his guide.

The problem with Albright however, was that his approach to archeology (which was in its infancy stage at the time) was not an objective one. In other words, instead of letting the finds speak for themselves, he began to excavate the Palestinian soil while having a pre-conceived notion, in his mind, that it was the site of ancient Israel. What Albright did was that he used the OT to prove his findings, rather than the other way around. In fact, Albright’s own attitude towards his professional work is encapsulated in the title of his 1942 article: Why the Near East Needs the Jews”. He saw archaeology as a means to strengthen the Jewish claim to Palestine.

After the Second World War, Palestine became the home to hundreds of thousands of Jews traumatized by the Holocaust. On May 14, 1948, they and earlier settlers proclaimed the state of Israel. All accepted that this land was the place given to them by God, their ancestral home, where they would no longer be persecuted and murdered because of their birth and beliefs.

After the establishment of the state of Israel, Israeli archaeologists set to work in Albright’s footsteps, searching for evidence from the remote past. Annually they were and are still joined by archaeologists and enthusiasts from all over the world. Their work is eagerly studied by millions of tourists, pilgrims, students, media personnel, and church members, most of whom will never visit the sites, but whose lives are very much governed by their history. Archaeologists are in general agreement on the evidence that would support the Old Testament record. The biblical narrative speaks of Canaan’s violent invasion by an Iron Age people and the establishment of a strong, centralized, and eventually extremely wealthy state under David and Solomon. Archaeology would therefore show a clear break, as a Bronze Age culture – typified by small political groupings and a settled agricultural population – was dramatically overwhelmed and reconstituted into a centralized Iron Age state dominated by a huge alien pastoralist population undergoing urbanization, engaging in massive public works programs and in international trade. Archaeology would most certainly reveal widespread destruction and relocation.

Or so they thought…

From the very beginning archaeological investigations did not progress as hoped. Albright was disappointed with his excavations at Al-Tall (identified as the biblical „Ai“), where he found no evidence of occupation in Joshua’s era.  Kathleen Kenyon excavated the ruins of Jericho for six years. Finding no evidence to support the biblical references, she refused to speculate, but concluded that Jericho had been deserted from the beginning of the fifteenth century to the eleventh century B.C. and had fallen long before Joshua. Later she gave her opinion on Old Testament archaeological evidence as a whole:

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The united Kingdom of Israel has a life span of only three quarters of a century. It was the only time in which the Jews were an important political power in western Asia. Its glories are triumphantly recorded in the Bible, and the recollections of this profoundly affected Jewish thoughts and aspirations. Yet the archaeological evidence for the period is meagre in the extreme”.


The Old Testament states that King Solomon fortified Gezer, Hazor, and Megiddo. Israeli politician-archaeologist Yigael Yadin was not as cautious as Kenyon. When he discovered a gate at Hazor, constructed ca. tenth century B.C.., and another at Megiddo, he linked both to a third discovered earlier at Gezer and claimed all three were the work of Solomon, although evidence showed they belonged to different periods. James Pritchard, writing in 1972, was forthright about Megiddo’s links with Solomon: “No inscription names him and no specific find can be definitely related to any biblical reference.” Later he stated:

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The so-called cities of Megiddo, Gezer, Hazor – all said to have been built by Solomon – Gibeon, the site of Solomon’s holocausts, and Jerusalem itself, were in reality more like villages and surrounded by circumambulatory ramparts of roughly hewn stone. Within were relatively small public buildings and frequently poorly constructed dwellings with clay floors. … compared with the culture … of Phoenicia, Assyria and Egypt, the “magnificence” of the Age of Solomon is parochial and decidedly lackluster”.

 

The Old Testament links the city of Hebron – 30 kilometers south of Jerusalem in Palestine – with the patriarch Abraham and states David had chosen it as his first capital. In the 1980s, Avi Ofer, of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv, carried out excavations in Hebron. Ofer concluded that Hebron was founded ca. 3300 B.C  and, that by 1950 B.C  it had grown into a major urban center. It had a king, a central religious and political district, city walls, a literate bureaucracy, buildings several stories high, and a palace where large numbers of animals were sacrificed. By ca. 1500 B.C. Hebron was abandoned, almost certainly because of the climatic changes that had desiccated the land. Therefore when Joshua was supposed to have invaded the Promised Land, ca. 1200 B.C. he would have found only a handful of nomads roaming the ruins of Hebron, a Bronze Age city. The Old Testament account states that Joshua captured five royal cities, including Hebron; yet Ofer found that Hebron, like Jericho, had been abandoned for hundreds of years before Joshua’s time. 

The greatest disappointment is Jerusalem itself, and no number of excuses and explanations can suffice to detract from the archaeological indictment that it was an insignificant settlement until 600 B.C, and was certainly never the terminus of a gold trade that gilded massive public buildings and supported the powerful, literate, temple bureaucracy during Solomon’s reign. 

Scientific developments have enabled archaeologists to gain a more accurate general demographic and climatic picture of Palestine than was available to Pritchard in the early 1970s. The evidence shows that ancient Palestine was a peripheral region, of little or no economic or strategic interest to the highly organized and powerful states of Egypt, Mesopotamia, or Syria. It did indeed have a mostly self-sufficient Bronze Age sedentary agricultural economy, but these were not replaced by any large powerful centralized political units. Society was based on small urban centers and hamlets with petty chiefs or headmen as rulers.

Overpopulation and agricultural recession in the third millennium B.C were followed by a hot and arid climatic change that lasted until 1950 B.C and also affected Egypt. Large sections of the population in the Levant migrated to Mesopotamia, leaving Palestine with a declining population. The Bronze Age gave way to the Iron Age between the thirteenth and the tenth centuries B.C.E., but the change was gradual and unconnected to any nomad (Hebrew) invasion. Obviously states like Solomon’s not exist.

As for the investigation of individual sites, there is no archaeological evidence to support the „Golden Age“ of David and Solomon. The „city-states“ of the Old Testament proved to be little more than small market centers with populations numbering only a few thousand at most. It is clear that the whole area was never more than a marginal part of any regional political or economic power.

In the time when Joshua is supposed to have invaded and David and Solomon are supposed to have established a large, powerful, and wealthy kingdom, Palestine endured a lengthy period of drought that brought recurrent famine, a 20 per cent decrease in rainfall, and the decline of the neighboring Ugaritic and Mycenaean civilizations. The people of the purported Promised Land certainly did not enjoy a surfeit of milk and honey. Most of them abandoned the interior and moved to the coastal areas, where they established smaller and more sustainable agricultural communities. Pritchard, writing about the reputation of Solomon’s kingdom, the zenith of Israelite political power, stated:

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Solomon is mentioned in no Egyptian, Mesopotamian, or Phoenician document. Only from the Bible do we learn he lived.” Pritchard drew attention to “the disparity between the cultural poverty of Palestine in this age and the impression of grandeur and wealth presented by the biblical account.”


The broad archaeological picture is clear: There is NO evidence of the Exodus, the conquest of the Promised Land, the establishment of David’s kingdom, the grandeur of Solomon’s public works program, the First Temple, records from the highly organized court bureaucracy, nor the wealth gained from control of the trade routes”.

(Please keep this last phrase in mind, because we will be referring back to it later on: TRADE ROUTES. The Old Testament stresses the fact that Solomon’s kingdom became fabulously rich due to its control of the trade routes. This is a CRUCIAL piece of information).

Jerusalem, as stated earlier, is Palestine’s greatest archaeological disappointment. Solomon allegedly constructed a number of very large public buildings in a hilltop area. This arrangement was common in the ancient world, and the best known example is the Acropolis complex in Athens. Solomon’s buildings were the First Temple, the Royal Palace (which took twice as much time as the temple to build), the Treasury, and the Judgment Hall (where he placed his ivory throne), a palace for his most prestigious wife, and a large structure called the „House of the Forest of Lebanon“. No trace of any of these exists today. The archaeological record has revealed that during the time of Solomon’s reign Jerusalem was one of about 100 small unfortified villages in a very poor agricultural area inhabited by a people indistinguishable from other Canaanites, who led a marginal existence herding goats, sheep, and oxen. Attempts to link small public works to the biblical record are unconvincing.

In 1992, Professor Thomas Thompson, one of the world’s foremost biblical archaeologists, published his seminal Early History of the Israelite People from the Written and Archaeological Sources. Thompson’s survey of Palestinian archaeology cannot be faulted. He emphasizes that excavations around Jerusalem had found no evidence of significant settlement during the time of David and Solomon’s powerful and wealthy united kingdom. Conditions for such a state began to emerge centuries later, but Jerusalem only became a relatively important urban center around 650 B.C. Thompson dismissed the notion that the area had any monarch on the scale of Saul, David and Solomon as “out of the question.”

2) „The Bomb“.

That was the title given to Professor Zaif Hertzog, head of the Middle Eastern History and Archeology department at the Tel’ Aviv University.

So long as only non-„Israeli“ archaeologists questioned the veracity of the Old Testament account, Zionists could dismiss their findings as politically biased. However, the situation changed in 1999, when Hertzog wrote an article in the Ha’aretz Newspaper, doubting that there was ever an Egyptian captivity, an Exodus, or an invasion of so-called “Canaan”. The article pretty much had the effect of a nuclear bomb on Zionist dogma. 

Let me quote Professor Hertzog – the voice of reason:

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All the people of the world, not just the “Israelis” or the Jewish people will be dumbfounded when they hear the truth that has now been made evident by the archeological digs. The vast majority of our colleagues now confirm that there is a drastic gap between what history has taught us, and what the Scripture says….The Torah exaggerates immensely in its description of the fortresses and strongholds of the “Canaanites”, which the Israelis are said to have conquered (large cities, and buttressed fortresses reaching the sky?!). On the other hand, every piece of archeological evidence tells us the villages and towns of ancient Palestine were not fortified at all, except in very rare and extreme cases (the homes of the chiefs or headmen did have some stone walls around them, but that was pretty much it). The signs are very clear: The architectural culture that was rampant in Palestine towards the end of the Bronze Age clearly did not take the possibility of foreign military aggression into account. The descriptions found in the Torah do not even remotely match the geo-political situation of the region. Every piece of evidence uncovered disproves the presence of any unified and mighty Jewish kingdom in Palestine, during David’s and Solomon’s time….Modern science, as we all know, does not depend on written accounts, but on physical evidence. And archeology has now become an independent science. What is happening in “Israel” is that we do not want it to be independent. We want the archeological remains to prove the Scriptural stories; and this contradicts not only science, but the historical truth as well. And if we want to have a respected place in international academia, we need to abide by the laws of science, not the interests of politics and pre-conceived ideologies….The truth is hard to accept. But it is very clear that the ancient Israelites never resided in the Nile valley, never wandered the desert, and its 12 tribes never occupied the Palestinian land by military force.”


There you go, brothers and sisters. You heard it from their own mouths. The scientific truth shows no mercy towards our traditional beliefs. The truth is sharp, and makes no comprimise for anyone. (The real serpent swallows up the illusion of the dancing ropes). The truth KILLS.  If only the Hadithists would listen to Hertzog! But it must be hard…very hard…for those who have taken conjecture as the authority over the truth. And until they think again, …until they swallow that red pill…they will linger in their delusions forever. 

Hertzog’s views are supported by his colleagues at Tel Aviv University, and by authors Israel Finkelstein and Neil Silberman, both internationally acclaimed archaeologist, in their shocking 2001 publication entitled The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts”.

These figures refer to themselves now as the “Neo Historians” of Israel. And they have paid a terrible price for their work. Every conceivable insult and demeaning adjective has been stamped on them for the past decade. They have been labeled as “Deniers of the Torah” (akin to “Deniers of the Holocaust”). Does this sound familiar? Haven’t we been labeled similarly by the sectarian Hadithists?

The history of LIES always repeats itself, as long as there are selfish political interests to revive it. 

So what is the big picture then?

1- At the time of David and Solomon, Jerusalem was an insignificant village, no different than other villages loosely scattered around the Palestinian landscape.

2- There is ZERO archeological evidence of David and Solomon’s kingdom and the so-called First Temple of God in Jerusalem. The Zionist propaganda that has been pounding our heads since 1948 speaks of the “Temple Mount” or “Mount Zion” in Jerusalem. Well here’s a newsflash for you: There are no mountains anywhere in or near Jerusalem. The claim that Jerusalem stands on a “mountain” is a blatant, lie. The fact of the matter is that the city stands on twin elevated knolls, in the middle of a broad coastal plain. Anyone can verify this by making a visit to the so-called “Holy Land”.  

The following is a camera shot of modern-day Jerusalem, taken from an airplane flying over the city.

Does it look like the city is on top of a mountain? Do you see mountains anywhere nearby?

 

3- It wasn’t until after 600 B.C (more than 300 years after Solomon’s time) that Jerusalem began to have any semblance of a real city, and to harbor a significantly large Jewish community. Where these Jews came from is the key to understanding the lopsided history that the Zionists have been shoving down our throats since the late 19th Century. Where on Earth is the pre-Exile Jerusalem that was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar? 

4- The entire land of Palestine was nothing more than a peripheral region, of little or no strategic political or economic importance to the two great and rival powers at the time, Egypt and Assyria. The claim that Assyria became “jealous” of the grandeur and might of David and Solomon’s kingdom in Palestine is nothing but a myth. 

5- There is ZERO archeological evidence which supports the theory that Egypt and Assyria ever fought for control of Palestine. In fact, all the evidence suggests that they fought over the so-called Sinai Peninsula, and the Red Sea Coast of Arabia, as we shall soon see. 

Now, let’s get back to quoting Bernard Leeman:

This is why archaeologists working in Palestine are so frustrated. The world described in the historical narratives of the Old Testament seems so real. While the so-called “Hebrew” text is highly detailed, the area described is quite small. Jewish and Christian traditions and the raison d’être of the state of Israel all proclaim that this is the right place. But the failure to find a single trace of it is maddening.

The archaeological evidence reveals that Palestine in the era of Solomon was a peripheral area in which petty chiefdoms vied for local supremacy in a drought-afflicted land frequently plagued by maritime raiders from the Mediterranean Islands of Cyprus and Crete.  In contrast, western Arabia possessed all the elements associated with an empire’s prosperity: control of highly lucrative trade routes, abundant natural resources, and oases where urban areas developed and where wealth from trade sustained not only a literate bureaucracy, and high court culture (which explains the rise of wealthy kingdoms of Yemen such as Himyar and Sheba).  But it was not only these elements that ensured the prosperity of Solomon’s kingdom. There was also political timing. 

Solomon ruled one of the earliest Iron Age kingdoms, somewhere between 1000 BC and 900 BC. His domain was able to assert itself because of the fluctuating political fortunes of its powerful neighbors in that period. The Egyptians had failed to inflict a decisive victory over the Assyrians and had withdrawn to Africa. The Libyans were encroaching into western Egypt, while the Sea Peoples (Mediterranean raiders) devastated the Levant and the Nile Delta. The Assyrians, on the other hand, had their own hands full quelling several rebellious movements in Mesopotamia, as well as staving off attacks by the barbaric Scythian tribes from beyond the Caucasus, as is made evident by the numerous cuneiform tablets uncovered in Iraq which mention these events. Academic authorities agree that if Solomon’s kingdom did exist, it would have taken advantage of Egypt’s withdrawal from Asia and Assyria’s preoccupation with its domestic disorder. The timing was indeed perfect. However, the catalyst for such prosperity was that ancient Israel must have been centered in an area controlling valuable resources or trade routes. Palestine had neither.  Arabia most certainly did.  

In western Arabia there is a wealth of evidence from trade routes, state building processes, linguistics, place names, traditions, mineral deposits, environmental change, archaeological sites begging to be explored, religious development, an ancient Ark culture, and an extraordinary passage in the „Sheba-Menelik Cycle“ of the  Kebra Nagast* that indicate this area, and not Palestine, was the true home of the Old Testament. 

The Assyrian and Babylonian attacks on Israel and Judah suggest it was more likely they were on the major western Arabian trade routes, which ran along the Red Sea coastal plain, all the way to the Levant and Mesopotamia. With its sparse pastures, and poor resources, peripheral Palestine had no commercial importance and was unable to control any major trade routes. This is an archeological FACT. On the other hand Arabia contained several major routes, and it was there, not in Palestine that large cities grew up at oases and grew wealthy from taxing and serving the camel caravans. Solomon states could only have achieved rapid wealth through control of lucrative trade routes, losing it when those trade routes changed direction or were taken over by rival powers. In addition, Israel was an Iron Age state. In fact, the Quran refers to David and Solomon as great armorers. Certainly there is nothing in Palestinian archaeology that even remotely supports the presence of an ancient iron industry of such magnitude.

Please pay very close attention to the underlined phrase. Later on, when I expose to you the diabolical forgery which substituted the Aramaic word “Misraim” for “Egyptus” in the Septuagint (Greek) translation of the Torah, I will show you just how these caravans were serviced at special interval spots in Arabia, consisting of fortified trade citadels, called “amsar” in Arabic (This is the plural of the term “misr”), and I will reveal to you just who “Pharoah” was. I will expose to you one of the greatest delusions that humanity has ever been led to believe, as we uncover, clue by clue, the true identity of „Bani Israel“.

The first Assyrian attack of 721 B.C. on Israel could not have made any sense if Solomon’s kingdom was in Palestine. But we do have archeological evidence from Mesopotamia which confirms the Assyrian and Babylonian campaigns. So how can this be?

The answer is quite simple: The campaigns were not directed at Palestine. They were directed southward to Arabia, in order to discipline the rebellious tribes who had control of the trade routes, and harmed the interests of the Assyrians by imposing high taxes and usury, which made the goods arrive to Mesopotamia at very high prices, thus incurring the wrath of Kings Sennacherib and Esharhadon. (And it seems that the stubborn tribes didn’t learn their lesson, for the Babylonians marched on them later on).

There is no doubt about it: They have been looking for ancient Israel in the wrong place. 

Our entire history has been a lie. 

So now, I believe I must shake the hand of Bernard Leeman, and say to him: „Thank you, dear Sir. Although Kamal Salibi preceded you in that direction, you were the first Westerner to have the courage to stand up to the Hamans of our age, and spit the truth in their faces. I salute you!“

I agree with 99% of what Leeman said. Ancient Israel was indeed in Arabia, although not quite in the location he placed it. 
And we still didn’t get to the bottom of where Muhammad (P) lived…

The Location of Israel and Judah, according to Leeman.


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*The Kebra Nagast: A stunning piece of literary / legendary prose discovered in Ethiopia in the early 16th Century. The title means „The Glory of Kings“, and is an account of the Solomonic line of the Emperors of Ethiopia. The text is around 700 years old, hundred years old, and tells the story of how the Queen of Sheba first met Solomon,  how she fled her home country seeking refuge in Ethiopia, and how the Ark of the Covenant came to Ethiopia with her son, Menelik, from „across the Sea“ (You wonder which Sea is mentioned? Go look at any map and figure it out). The Kebra Nagast is not merely a literary work. It has been described as „the repository of Ethiopian national and religious feelings.“

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Palestine was and has been the center for pilgrimage since Abraham.


I am sorry to say it, but Abraham never set foot in Palestine. Nor was he born in Ur (Mesopotamia). This is a rotten Jewish lie that you are propagating without even being aware of it. All will be made evident to you soon.  Palestine was NOTHING.  It was an insignificant, peripheral land, that did not see the birth of any divine message. There is nothing „holy“ about it.  The Quran tells us that Abraham (P), after having a heated religious argument with the idolators from among his people, was rescued by God, alongside his sibbling, Lot (P), to a land that God described as „Blessed for the World“.  This patch of land is deep inside Arabia, and has absolutely NOTHING to do with Palestine whatsoever.  It is the SAME patch of land that contains the vale where Moses was ordered to remove his shoes as God addressed him.  Your insistance that Abraham (P) went to Palestine, and that Palestine was the center of pilgrimage, and that Palestine was the „Land of Prophets“ is nothing but continuous marketting of ancient Jewish lies. 

Now, you are forcing me to jump ahead, which I really hate doing. Abram, the grandfather of the Israelites, was born in the wilderness of YEMEN, in  south of Arabia. Ancient folk tales, ballads, and the traditions of Yemen know this very well, and it has been carried across their generations for ages untold. The Ancient Yemeni dialect of Arabic is known to introduce the letter „h“ (ه)  in the middle of words. I spoke to some Yemenis on a forum, and they confirmed this to me. Hence, Abram – Abrahm. Another example:  Sayyoun (Zion) – Sahyoun. I can give you dozens of other examples, but now is not the time. The fact that Bani Israel where ancient tribes of the Qahtani (Southern) branch of Arabs is very well recorded and documented in Yemen. But it seems that somewhere along the line, the Adnani Arabs of the North  became jealous of their southern rivals and neighbours, and decided to do a little geographical hi-jacking of their own to deceive the future generations. I will not say anymore about this issue. But I’m afraid that your Palestine theory will not hold water in light of the overwhelming  evidence I plan to present concerning the birthplace and destination of Abram-Abrham. 

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The pilgrimage is to the dome of the rock and the elevated area the dome sits on…the site in queston is still standing in the same place…As for lack of fortifications, I would expect that to be the state of a land that was named „city of peace“.


What are you saying??? I can’t believe what I’m reading!  The Dome of the Rock was built by the Umayyad Kalif Abdulmalik Bin Marwan (who was a Freemason, by the way), over a rock that the JEWS believed was holy. And the reason he built that structure was purely a political one, as I will prove later on. Again, I don’t want to jump ahead, but you’re forcing me to. The city of Jerusalem did not even exist in the time of Abraham (We’re talking 1600 B.C here, for God’s sake!!) Please open your eyes, and stop advertising  Jewish lies.
Again I will repeat myself: Palestine was NOTHING. It was never the center of anything. The Jews ascribed „holiness“ to it AFTER the exile, when they made it their second home, after they lost their original and ancestral home which is somewhere in South Arabia.  Muhammad (P) never set foot in Palestine. 

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As for Mohammed, he is from the area of Northern Arabia (Nabatea) which is where the Arabic language in its Quranic form originated


You sound so confident. I will jump ahead again, and copy-paste the text of a private message I sent to a fellow member on this site, concerning the truth about the so-called „Arabic“ language – a truth that humanity is still not aware of, that was discovered by a handful of linguists and scientists in the late 18th Century:

the term „arabic“   عربي (transliteration: 3arabi) is not a proper name of a language. It is derived from „i3rab“, which means „eloquence and clarity“. So when the Quran says „lisan arabi“ it means precisely that: „the eloquent tongue“. This means that there were other tongues spoken in Arabia that were NOT eloquent, but were actually perverted dialects.  The Quran calls them „Ajami“ (transliteration: „a3jami“), which comes from „3jm“, which means: „missing something / improper/lacking/ weak/ something that makes enourmos effort to be eloquent but fails to do so“.

Aramaic, Syriac, Old Yemeni, Phoenician, Ammorite, and others are all nothing but „a3jami“ dialects derived from the Mother Tongue (which we call „Arabic“). These dialects are missing some letters. For example, Aramaic and Syriac have 22 leters, while the Mother Tongue has 26. But the similarities between all these dialects are staggering. Linguists are begin now to realize that ALL these dielects in fact had one, older origin.

The eloquent tongue (lissan 3arabi) of the Quran is the most ancient tongue on the planet. It was the tongue spoken by Adam (the first homo-sapien race). It is made up of three-letter roots whose meanings are derived directly from natural phenomena. For example. If you ask any European or American what the word „Adam“ means, he will say: „it’s the name of the first human being“. They see it as a proper noun which doesn’t have a meaning. In „Arabic“ the word „adam“ is derived from the 3-letter root „adm“, from which comes the word „adeem“.  When we say „adeem al- ardh“, it means: the soil or skin of the earth which is good and convenient for cultivation.   So ADAM. is: the being that was created from the skin of the earth (the surface clay), and who is ripe and fit to be the vicegerent , and worthy of receiving the divine message.

There is not a single language on the face of this planet that will give you this meaning. Only „arabic“ can. 

Yes.  „arabic“ is a description (not the prper name) of the primordial and „fitri“ tongue of mankind. 
ALL the inhabitants of Arabia, wheter they spoke Syriac, Aramaic, Old Yemeni, or other „a3jami“ dialetcs could understand the Quran, because „arabic“ (the eloquent speech) is the Mother and Prototype of all.  

God chose this eloquent prototype as the vehicle for his final scripture to humanity.  That’s some paradox, isn’t it?

The concept is simply mind-boggling. Only now, we are begining to understand. There are secrets burried underneath the sands and mountains of Arabia that give clues to the first creation of Humanity. Arabia is the source of everything, my friend. Not only is it  the craddle of ALL civilizations and divine messages, and the source of all Semitic migrations. It is the craddle of life on this planet. Adam was made there.  In time, you will deduce this truth yourself. 

Dear youssef4342:

Again, you are advertising JEWISH lies by posting a link to those sites. The Israelites NEVER SET FOOT IN EGYPT. The word „Misraim“ which appears in the Aramaic text of the Torat does NOT mean Egypt. The word „Misr“ which appears in the Quran doe NOT mean Egypt. Please wake up from this delusion.  You have been  fed this lie ever since you were in the craddle, and brainwashed to believe it by the most awesome force of propaganda and trickery that man has ever known (the media) for so long, that you are incapable of seeing the truth when it is finally put in fron of you. You need to swallow the red pill.

Peace…


Excerpts From the Diary of Fadhel Al-Rubaye’e

„….Did Al-Hamadani  really describe, in his book „Sifat Jazeerat’ ul-Arab“ („The Description of Arabia“),the same land that the Torah described? This question, which had never before – to my knowledge – been asked by anyone, kept on occurring to me as I repeatedly borrowed the book from the library of Leiden University, in the Netherlands. Could I be mistaken? Is that possible? Or is there something that I am misunderstanding perhaps? As I flipped through the pages of Al-Hamadani’s book, following his footsteps in the Heights of Asir and Yemen, and stopping in the same places he had stopped at, I found myself, to my astonishment, looking at the same names of tribes, warriors, prophets, valleys, mountains, mentioned in the Torah, to the letter!

At first, and despite this, there was always some doubt, as I thought to myself: “It can’t be! Something must be wrong”. Until one day, I found myself, as if by pure fate, and while I was on vacation in Iraq, reading a book written by a very well-known Syrian scholar, Dr. Abdulrahman al-Shahabandar (who has no relation whatsoever to Hamadani, not in time nor in place), titled “Al – Maqalat” („The Articles“). My eyes fell on an article he wrote back in 1936, in which he commented about a book written by a Syrian explorer, Nazeeh Mou’ayyad Al-Azhm, who had visited Yemen in the year 1916. Al-Azhm’s book was called “A Trip to Happy Arabia”. One passage in Shahabandar’s article nearly caused me to leap from my couch. In his comment on the book, he wrote the following: 

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And the Great Rabbi of the Jews in Sana’a, whose name was Yehia Ishaq, told him that the Jews once had a great kingdom in Yemen, somewhere between Sana’a and Najran. And that this kingdom was established by Solomon, son of David”


At this point, I was overtaken with curiosity, and later on, decided to look for this book written by Al-Azhm, until, after some agonizing effort, I was finally able to find a copy of it. And herein, I report to you exactly what he wrote in his book (page 141,142 – second issue, London, 1985), about his visit to Yemen in 1916:

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In the famous Jewish District of Old Sana’a, I met with several of the great Jewish authorities, and asked them many questions about the origins of the Yemeni Jews, their ways, their comings and goings. And there I was told, by the Grand Rabbi named Yehia Ishaq, who hosted me in his home, that the Jews of Yemen once had a great kingdom, and an extravagant city somewhere East of Sana’a, which was built by Solomon, son of David”. When I asked him if it is possible that it was in Najran, he said: “I can’t be certain if it included Najran, but I have no doubt that it was East of Sana’a”.


And it was here then that I started asking myself: “Why did the Jews of Yemen believe – and still do – that the land of the Torah was in Yemen, somewhere between Sana’a and Najran? Why are the Jews of Yemen the most religious and conservative of all Jews, yet at the same time, harbor a passionate hatred for Israel and Zionism? Why have the Jews of Yemen, who are among the only real Semitic Jews in the world today, always declared their refusal to emigrate to Palestine, and decided to stick to their land and heritage, demanding that the Yemeni government take full responsibility for protecting them from the discrimination they have long suffered at the hands of the Yemeni Muslims, while the other Jews of the world showed not the slightest hesitance to heed the call of the Zionist movement, and relocate to Palestine?

These questions peeked my curiosity and my interest again, as I read Kamal Salibi’s book The Torah Came from Arabia”, which was published in 1985. To give credit where credit is due, Salibi’s book – It must be said – was a truly pioneering piece of work that helped answer some truly puzzling questions about the geography of the Biblical events, and the fact that they did not seem to fit the geography of Palestine, no matter how much we tried to twist or interpret the events to make them fit. However, Salibi’s book is not the kind of work any laymen can just pick up and read. It was written by a linguistics expert, for other linguistic experts, and was not meant for the general public. 

In this context, I remembered a conversation that I once had with a good friend of mine, the Lebanese writer and brilliant critic Imad Al-Abdullah, whom I met back in 1994 during a short visit to Beirut, about ancient Arabic poetry. Imad had written a very interesting article which he later published in a prestigious cultural magazine, proving that what we had always called “crying at the ruins” was beyond simply a poetic tradition. It was, in fact, and honest and heartfelt expression from the poets, which demonstrated a kind of nostalgia for a glorious and prosperous past long gone, and for civilizations now dust. So I found myself once again, returning to the poetry of the pre-Islamic era, but this time, keeping in mind what my friend Imad had told me. And lo and behold! I found the surprise of my lifetime waiting for me: for there, buried in those ancient verses, I found, once again, the description of the famous mountains and valleys of Yemen and Asir, matching, word for word, their description in the passages of the Torah, and in Hamadani’s book!

It is truly astonishing – astonishing and sad at the same time – that the Arabs have had, for over a thousand years, an accurate, and authentic historical  document in Hamadani’s book, which described in detail, the geography of their own past, right under their noses, without even being aware of it; while they continued to believe the lies, the illusions, the manipulations, and the forgeries claiming that the events of the Torah had taken place in Palestine…

And I didn’t stop there. In the year 2002, after having reached my ultimate and unquestionable conviction that the events of the Old Testament never took place in Palestine, and that someone had messed with our history and turned it upside down without us being aware of it, I went to Yemen, and consulted with two of the most renowned and prestigious academics in the field of history and knowledge, Professor Hussain Abdullah al-Omari and Doctor Youssef Nasser Abdullah – both graduates of Sorbonne University in Paris, France – concerning what I thought was my “discovery”. And their shocking answer was simply put: 

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What you are saying is elementary to us”…


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Yemeni Jewish Elders: They know the truth that has been hidden from all other Jews.

Yemeni Jewish Youth:  Hodling on to their identity and roots.

Yemeni Jewish Children: Their future is uncertain.

 

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The Assyrians never marched on Palestine. Nor did they vie with the Egyptians for control of its land. Solomon’s ships never sailed the Mediterranean, and never landed at the ports of Tyre, Lebanon. Furthermore, King David never fought against the Palestinians. And while the Zionists claim that the so-called “First Temple of God” was built in Palestine, the explosive truth which will soon be made evident to you, brothers and sisters, as we set sail through the pages of Al-Hamadani’s book, is that the original Temple was never in Palestine, but in the Heights of Himyar, the mountains of Yemen. And the structure that was destroyed by the Roman Emperor Titus, when he sacked Jerusalem in the year 70 A.D, was NOT Solomon’s Temple. 

We will set sail together, on a journey to the land of Asir and Yemen, in the South Western reaches of Arabia, where we will uncover the curtain on the greatest act of historical and geographical forgery that humanity has ever known; an act whose goal was three-fold:

– First: To ruin the reputation of Arabia’s ancient history, and keep a lid on the events that took place there.

– Second: To hide the truth concerning the true origins of Judaism, in order to falsely ascribe “purity” to their alleged “race” (as if  “Judaism” was ever a RACE!!)

– Third: To hijack Palestine, and plant an illegal, colonial and imperial entity in the heart of the Arab Nation, strategically located to form a divide between its Asian and African wings, in such a way so as to keep the entire region in turmoil and instability, while placing puppet dictators on the thrones of Arab countries, to keep this Nation from ever unifying into one, major and dominant force.

I will present to you staggering evidence, which will leave no room for any suspicion and doubt, that the events and the stories told in the Old Testament took place in the lands of Asir and Yemen, and overlooking the Red Sea coast. I will prove that the original writers of the Torah were monotheistic, nomadic tribes of ancient Arabia, who fought their wars and built their first kingdom in South West Arabia, not in Palestine. I will show you how the European and orientalist interpretation of the Torah projected the geography of these events onto the land of Palestine, and how the misguided Muslims have fallen into the trap of illusion and deception, by falsely attributing “holiness” to Palestine, and the city of “Al-Quds” in particular, by claiming that Muhamad (P) was taken there on the back of a winged horse, on his famous “Night Journey”, and from which he then rose to Heaven to meet Allah face to face.

The great truth that has been hidden all these years is that there was never a blessed or holy spot of land on this Earth other than the mountains and valleys of South West Arabia. This forgotten land, whose call has ever been ignored, was the origin of all Semitic migrations, the cradle of the oldest civilization, and the home place of all the prophets whom are mentioned in the Quran. This land was the birthplace of Judaism, as well as the Nasarene Creed (Al- Nasraniyya), from which Paul later derived Christianity. (This is why Paul says clearly, in his Letters, that he went to ARABIA, and spent 3 years there. And it was not until AFTER his return from ARABIA, that he began to preach Christianity in Jerusalem. Why do you think that is so? What did he do in Arabia? And what did he bring with him from there? This is the question that has baffled Christians for ages untold. And I will give you the answer to that as well).

Together, we will put the pieces of this age-old puzzle together, then step back and look at the big picture, to see what the evil hands of corruption and deception have done to our history.

We will walk in the footsteps of Al- Hamadani (893 – 945 A.D), the great Arab geographer, historian, astronomer and poet, who in turn, walked in the same footsteps as the ancient Yemeni prophet Yeshua, recording the same place names, the same mountains, the same valleys, the same river beds, the same tribes, the same heroes that were mentioned in the Old Testament. We will show you that no human being with an ounce of intelligence or any semblance of common sense can claim that the matching names are nothing but pure coincidence. This is not a case of 2, 3, or 10 matches. We are talking about over 200 matches, TO THE LETTER. These are the SAME places that are mentioned in the Torah, in the ancient Arabic poetry, and in Hamadani’s precious book “Description of Arabia” (Hereafter denoted as DoA).

But first, there is this little matter concerning what is known as the “Hebrew” language, that needs to resolved once and for all, if we are to have a meaningful discussion… 

In the meantime, please check out these two  breathtaking videos:

The first:    from the documentary show „Ushuaia“  describing the architecture of Yemen, and the famous  trade routes of Arabia.  It’s called „Perfumes of Happy Arabia“  (unfortunately, it’s in French).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1M6lmBEeP4&feature=related 

The Second:  „Hadaramawt: Land of Dreams“     (This is the same „Hazaramaveth“ which appears in the Torah).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW7GVS-Jx0M&feature=related 

Enjoy…

EinschuI just read the article „Where Was Mohammed?“ http://free-minds.org/where-was-mohammed
And now i am to say convinced by it that the real pilgramage is to jerusalem, and not to mecca!!!

 

That article was written by someone who had the pre-conceived notion that Palestine was the Holy Land promised to the Israelites. Because he didn’t find any evidence that Mecca existed before the 3rd Century A.D, nor was it on any trade route, (and I agree fully with hin on this), he immediately shifted his attention north towards Jerusalem and became convinced that it was destination of the Patriarch Abraham (P).

He completely dismissed the possibilty of turning southwards towards Asir and Yemen. That possibility just didn’t occur to him. He fell into the Zionist trap.

Despite the staggering evidence which has emerged from beneath the earth of Palestine, a spot of land that the Zionist archeologists have been turning inside out for over 80 years. They have not found a single BRICK to prove any Jewish presence there before 600 B.C.

And yet, you people still insist.

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Now To Pazuzu, Let me ask this, which place did/are the Children Of Israel currently occupying???


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They are currently  occupying NOTHING. The Children of Israel don’t exist anymore. The Children of Israel were ancient tribes from the distant childhood of Arabia. They have vanished and long gone. 

The occupiers of Palestine today are KHAZARI and EUROPEAN  JEWS.  They have NOTHING to do with Bani Israel. These crooks have taken the Torah, whose passages describe events which took place in South West Arabia, and claimed it as their own history.

The fact that you can’t distinguish between Bani Israel and JEWS is  truly sad.  Bani Israel were the children of a man whom the Quran names Israel. He was a PERSON. They existed centuries before Judaism even appeared. Later on in their history, some of the Israelites embraced Judaism, while others embraced the Nasarene Creed. SOme even reverted to idol worship, as the Torah clearly states. Bani Israel were a TRIBE. Judasim is a RELIGION.  For GOD’S SAKE!! Is it so hard to understand?

Tell me something: do you know the difference between Quraish and Islam?  Are they synonymous?  Let’s say a German man embraces Islam today (a religion which originated in Arabia). Does this mean that he becomes, by default, a descendant of Quraish, and has the rightful inheritance to thir land? Do we invite all German Muslims to come and occupy Arabia just because they embraced a religion that was born there?

By the EXACT SAME logic, the Jews who occupy Palestine today are Europeans and Khazars, who just happened to embrace Judaism, a religion which also was born in Arabia, as I have proved, and will continue to prove. So does this mean that they automatically become the rightful heirs of Bani Israel (an ancient Arab tribe) and are therefore entitled to come an occupy Yemen?  

What is wrong with you, man? Is it so hard to understand?

THE JEWS WHO OCCUPY PALESTINE TODAY ARE NOT THE BANI-ISRAEL WHO ARE MENTIONED IN THE QURAN. 

And by claiming that they are, you are unknowingly ACKNOWLEDGING them the right to occupy an Arab land. 

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Also, what about Jesus, Was he not sent to the children of Israel in Jerusalem, and around that area?


The Quran does not mention Jesus (Yeshua). It mentions Isa (Esau). These are two completely different names of tow completely different people, who have nothing to do with each other, not in time nor in place.

But that’s a totally different subject which I will not disscuss here.

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Let’s continue, shall we?

And there, in the valleys of Asir, Yemen, and Hijaz are ruins which will one day present to the historians and to the world a deeper knowledge of the ancient nations, and could help solve the riddle of the early stories in the Torah, and the passing historical references in the Koran. And who knows what treasures lie buried in the ancient and forgotten ruins of Asir?”

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The Current City of Al-Quds, in Palestine, is NOT the Jerusalem of the Torah.


The Zionist version of history hinges on the idea that Palestine is the “Jewish Promised Land”, and relies on torturing the geography of Palestine to make it fit, by force, with the landscape described in the Aramaic Torah. Built upon this lie is another forgery, which claims that the current Arab city of Al-Quds is none other than the Jerusalem of the Torah. 

The silent truth that has been uncovered for you, brothers and sisters, is that the current city of Al-Quds did not become known as „Jerusalem“ until as late as the 4th Century BC, when it achieved the semblance of a city, and the Jewish migrations northward from Arabia had settled it, and carried with them the name of the original Jerusalem of Yemen –“Ur’ Salem”.  (This is a well-known process called “tayammun”, in which tribes or groups of people move to settle in new lands, and carry with them names from their old homes to their new home. I will show you many examples later on, dozens of names of mountains, cities, and valleys in the Levant which are in fact copies of the exact same names found in Yemen, where they originated. And these will be a great shock to many of you). 

I will also show you that the Torah does NOT mention “Palestine” or “Palestinians” ANYWHERE in its texts!!! What it does mention are ancient pagan tribes by the name of “filis – filist”.

The main starting point of our discovery lies in proving to you that the name „Qadesh-Qades“ (the ‘s’ and ‘sh’ sounds are interchangeable in Aramaic), which appears in the Torah has absoulutely NOTHING whatsoever to do with the name “Ur’ Salem”.  In other words, the Torah mentions and distinguishes between two SEPARATE places, one of them called “Qadesh – Qades”, while the other is described as “Ur’ Salem – Ur’ Shalem”, and that these two places are not connected to each other geographically. The first, “Qades”, refers to a majestic mountain which has been cleansed, or purified (made “muqaddas”). The second refers to the description of a city that has no relation whatsoever to that mountain. 

The mountain by the name of “Qades – Qadesh” lies about 80 kilometers south of the city of Ta’ez in Yemen, and is very well embedded in the memory of the people of that region, for ages untold. As for the current city of “Al-Qudus”, in Palestine, it is NOT a mountain, nor is it located anywhere near a mountain, no matter how much the Zionists insists that it is. (There is really no difference between Qudus and Qades. The two words are the same, and made up of the same letters ق د س . It’s simply a matter of accentuation of the letters. It’s the SAME name). The current Jerusalem lies on top of two parallel knolls, located in the middle of a broad coastal plain. Anyone who claims that the Jerusalem of Palestine lies on top of , or near a mountain is either delusional, or is a LIAR.

What is even more shocking is that the Torah talks very clearly about the fall of a city which it describes as “Ur’ Salem”, after it was attacked by King David from a nearby mountain called “Sayyoun”  (Zion) –  جبل صيون. It appears that David sacked a military keep that was located high up in that mountain, then named it the “City of David”; an event  which then paved the way for conquering “Ur’ Salem” itself, whose inhabitants were called “The Jebusites”.  

Now, the name “Zion” surely brings to the Arab mind a sense of hatred, enmity, dread, and curiosity at the same time, because of its connection with the Zionist movement. But what if we were to turn these sentiments around completely, and prove that “Sayyoun – Sahyoun” (صيون – صهيون) is another very well-known mountain in Yemen, and that its name has been forever preserved in ancient Arab poetry?
 
  
 So let’s first reconstruct the story of “Ur’ Salem”, and how it fell in the hands of David.

The most extensive description of “Ur’ Salem” and the events surrounding it is found in the Book of Samuel (whom the ancient Arab reporters called “Al-Samau’al al -Yahoudi”), which describes the city as being located in a high and desolate mountainous vale, making it very hard to reach. It also speaks of its inhabitants called “Jebusites”, whose name in Arabic, is rendered as “Al- Yaboosiyyeen”  اليبوسيين)).  In fact, the name “Ur Salem” was given to the “City of the Jebusites” because its difficult location made it a safe haven, and its inhabitants lived in peace and safety. 

In Yemen , there is a city located high up in the mountains, somewhere south of Sana’a, called “Bayt Boos – Bayt Yaboos“  بيت بوس – بيت يبوس. In fact, there is a very famous colloquial saying they have in Yemen, which states that: “Every Yaboosi is a Jew, and every Jew is a Yaboosi”!!  

 Is this coincidence or what?

Has history ever recorded the name “Jebusites” or “Zion” in Palestine?  

The king and his men marched to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, ‘You will not come in here, even the blind and the lame will turn you back’—thinking, ‘David cannot come in here.’ Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, which is now the city of David (Samuel 2 – 5:7). 

The above verse from the Torah completely denies any relationship whatsoever between “Ur’ Salem” and “Qades”.  It also makes it very clear that the city could be reached from a nearby mountain called “Zion”, on which was built a military keep.
   
 Where is this landscape scene in Palestine?

The name “Mount Zion” is nothing but a corruption of the Arabic name “Jabal Sayyoun – Sahyoun”.  One of the phenomena of the ancient Yemeni dialect (from which Aramaic came), is the introduction of the letter “h”  هـ  in the middle of some words.  Examples:  Abram – Abrahm  /   Yareeq – Yahreeq (water pitcher) / Nafaq – Nafhaq (tunnel) / Sayyoun – Sahyoun (Zion).   

I just wish there was a Yemeni member here on this forum. He/she could easily confirm this truth, and tell you exactly where Jabal Sahyoun is!
  
This mountain is one of the most famous peaks of the Heights of Himyar in Yemen, which stretches from the province of Sana’a, all the way to the borders of Najran  (which the Saudis annexed in the 1930’s).

Al-Hamadani, describes, in detail, the location of Bayt Boos, in relation to Sana’a, in his book “Description of Arabia” (DoA). I have left the text un-translated, so that Arabic readers can verify for themselves if I’m lying:

ثم الجوف، و هو منفهق في الأرض (و يقصد هنا منفق“ – لاحظوا الهاء الوسطية في كلام الهمداني، و هو يمني) بين جبلين، فيه أنف و أوبن و ما أقبل من (مياه) من عدّ – ورد، و هو وادٍ يصُب في سامك و دُبرة، إلى الحقلين و السهلين، و ما أقبل من أشراف نقيل السود، فببيت بوس و جبل نقم و ما بينهما من حقول صنعاء“      

     

What Hamadani is telling us is the following: 

The Yemeni city of Bayt Boos  (Yaboos) is located in a mountainous country in what is known as the “hollow” of Yemen (al-Jouf), and is on the road which leads soutwards from Sana’a (the capital of Yemen). In fact, all the underlined names which appear in Hamadani’s text:  Debra Valley – Anef – Eban – Sana’a (its ancestral name was Uzal) appear, to the LETTER, in the Torah, as we shall later see.

As for “Mount Zion” itself, we have the following accurate historical event that has been preserved in the memory of the Yemenis since before Muhamad’s time, which proves, beyond any shadow of doubt, that the mountain existed in Yemen, not Palestine:
 
When the Yemeni king Yousef bin Zara’a bin Himyar al- Asghar , known to Yemenis by the name of “Zhu Nawwas al-Himyari”   ذو نواس الحِميَري rose to the throne of Yemen in the year 524 A.D, after successfully wrestling power from the hands the Saba’a Dynasty, he immediately declared Judaism as the official religion of  Yemen, and called upon all Yemenis to return to the ancient religion of their ancestors. The classical Arab historians are generally in consensus about this issue. As a result of this declaration, the Jewish Yemeni king decided to march northwards towards the city of Najran (which today lies at the southern border of Saudi Arabia), which, at that time, was witnessing a rapid spread of Christianity, according to the Nestorian Creed. Great churches were being built in that city, among which was the famous “Kaaba of Najran”, which is mentioned in the ancient Arab poetry  (look it up please). In fact, there are plenty of ruins of ancient churches in Najran, some of which have been preserved until today. (The Saudis will not let anyone near them of course). The rapid spread of Christianity in the Najran province led to the feelings and sentiments of enmity towards it in all of Yemen. And so it was, that some 50 years before the advent of Muhamad (P), a very complicated and dangerous situation was unfolding in Yemen, as the relations between the two capitals Sana’a and Najran reached a crisis point.  

 During this time, while the Yemeni Jewish king was preparing to march towards the Christian capital, one very famous poet, known as “Al-A’asha of Hamadan” (transliteration: “A3sha”), travelled, in haste, to Najran, met with its Grand Cardinal by the name of Abdul Maseeh bin al-Dayyan and his brother Yazeed bin al Dayyan, and there, he said his famous poem, warning them that the Jewish Himyarites were on their way. Again, I will leave the text of the poem itself un-translated, so that Arabic readers can verify for themselves:  

                     أيا  سيِّدي  نجرانَ  لا   أوصينَّكما                 بنجرانَ خيراً فيما نابها و اعتراكما 
فإن  تفعلا  خيراً و  ترتديا   بــــه                 فإنكمــــا أهـــــلا لـــــذاك كلاكمـــــا
و إن  تكفيا  نجرانَ  أمرَ  عظيمةٍ                 فقبلكمـــا ما ســــادها أبواكمــــــــا
و إن أَجلَبَت صهيونُ يوماً عليكما                فإن رحى الحرب الدَّكوك رحــاكمــا

   

Note the underlined words: Najran and Sahyoon (Zion).

Here is what the last verse (at the bottom) says:

And if Sahyoon (Zion) is one day unleashed upon you……..then the wind of a destructive war will be on your doors” 

And it was during that war, that the historical event recorded in the Quran took place. This event is described in Chapter 85 of the Quran, entitled “The Galaxies” (Surat ‘ Al-Burooj), as the “Event of the Trench” or “Event of the Canyon” (al-Ukhdood), which recorded the terrible persecution of the faithful Nestorians of Najran, at the hands of the Himyarites, when some 16,000 Christians were thrown in trenches, and had fiery oil poured on top of them. 
 
{ Dead are the people of the trench *  The fire supplied with fuel (oil) * So they were placed in it * And they were witnesses to what they did to the believers } …[85: 4 – 7]         

This holocaust, which has been accurately documented by both the Ethiopian and Roman Byzantine churches, was unlike any that history had ever seen, and it shook the consciousness of Arabia. (It’s consequences would be seen later on, when Ethiopia took vengeance on the Himyarites, by launching a campaign against Yemen). 

Check out this link: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_community_of_Najran

What interests us here was that the reporters of this event knew very well the geography of the region, and knew very well the location of Jabal Sahyoun (Mount Zion), from whose slopes the Himyarite king Dhu Nawwas’ army descended like thunder upon the city of Najran.
 
The claim that Mount Zion is in Palestine is tantamount to insanity.  How the HELL did the YEMENI King, Dhu Nawwas, attack the Christians of Najran in South West Arabia, FROM PALESTINE????

Has history ever recorded the presence of the Himyarite Dynasty of Yemen in Palestine? Did Palestine ever launch a military campaign against Yemen?

Where in the world are we, folks?  OPEN YOUR EYES!!

 Someone has projected the events of the Torah onto Palestine!!

Even today, we see many families in Lebanon and Syria, bearing the name “Sahyoun”, in remembrance of that towering mountain peak. Why is that? It is because the name is a testament to their ancient Yemeni roots. And this is further evidence of what we said before concerning Yemen being the origin of all Semitic migrations.

But the people of Judah could not drive out the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so the Jebusites live with the people of Judah in Jerusalem to this day (Joshua – 15:63)

This time, it is Yeshua who is mentioning Jerusalem. Note how often this city is mentioned in relation to its inhabitants, the Jebusites (Yaboosiyyeen – Boosiyyeen). 


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The remains of the infamous „Trench of Najran“  (Al- Ukhdood).


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Above is a map of Yemen, showing the path taken by Dhu Nawwas‘  army from Mount Zion (the red 6-pointed star) to the city of Najran (in the blue circle), where they perpetrated the fiery  massacre. 

Also, note the green circle at the center of the map? That is the city of Thamud.  It appears that the Saudi LIARS have done a little hijacking of their own, when they claimed that the City of Saleh (the prophet Saleh), which they call „Mada’in Saleh“, is in the northern Hijaz area. The Quran tells us that Saleh was sent to the people of Thamud.  And there is Thamud, still standing in East Yemen, in spite of the LIARS.

And here is Al-Hamadani’s testimony about this famous Yemeni clan (The Jebusites):

بيت بوس يُنسب إلى القيل اليمني ذي يبوس (ذي بواس) بن شراحيل. حصن منيع و وادٍ فيه بعض الفواكه، و يقع إلى الغرب الجنوبي من صنعاء، بمسافة ساعتين„.


Here, al-Hamadani tells us that the origin of Bayt Boos can be traced back to the grandfather of the clan, by the name of Dhu Yaboos (or Dhu Bawwas), son of Sharaheel. He is telling us that it is a FORTIFIED KEEP located some two-hours ride south west of Sana’a!!

Here is the comparison between the text of the Torah, and what Al-Hamadani says in „Description of Arabia“:

Torah says: King David and his men stormed the keep, and sacked the city of the Jebusites.

DoA says:  Bayt Boos (Yaboos) is a fortified keep south west of Sana’a. 

And Sana’a, which is also mentioned in the Torah (Book of Genesis) by its ancient name Uzal (or Azal – which means eternally old or ancient) was the historic capital of the Himyarite Jewish kings of Yemen. This city was at the hub of the trade routes, and is at least 2,500 years older than Mecca.  

Could all this be coincidence, brothers and sisters?


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The City of Bayt Boos – District of Sana’a. Any one of the peaks in the background could be mount Zion.  This is the Jerusalem of the Torah, as it appears today.

The events of the Torah took place in a  mountainous landscape that has nothing to do with Palestine whatsoever.


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