Years of Heavenly Havoc

Of major importance in understanding how the priests of Yahweh could convince people that their staging of “history” was truthful, it all seemed to be supported by periodic disturbances that had dominated the heavens for generations.  The heavens had been in a state of instability that began around 1600 BCE with the passage of a huge comet into the solar system.  In the eighth century BCE, as Yahweh’s priests composed their version of history, planet Earth experienced exogenous disturbances in its rotation, and this coincided with a reverse in Earth’s magnetic poles.  Also at this time the young planet Venus had at last attained an established orbit, causing the “prophet” Isaiah (who kept watch of the heavens, meaning he was an astronomer) to allegedly say, “How art thou fallen from heaven O Lucifer (Venus), son of the morning!  How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12-13).  In this same general  timeframe other cultures around the world, such as Babylon and  China, found  it necessary to formulate a new calendar.  The newly established eight-year orbital cycle of Venus determined the schedule for the Olympic Games, the event being held every half cycle.  The orbital period of Venus was also of prime importance to the Mayans and Aztecs on the opposite side of the planet.

Other biblical astronomer “prophets” of this general timeframe were the minor “prophets” Joel, Micha and Amos.  It was Amos who began warning that a new terror was approaching “out of the north,” referring to the disturbed orbit of the planet Mars.  He predicted that a raash—a catastrophic commotion—was to fall upon Earth and that Syria, Edom, Moab, Ammon, Phisitia and other far-off countries would be devoured “…with the tempest in the day of the whirlwind.”  Both Amos and Joel warned that the whole Earth would be shaken (using the word shaog) as opposed to some local earthquake.  For all his warnings the astronomer Amos was persecuted and killed.  But all that he foretold came to pass, and the planetary jolt was so severe that Earth’s rotation was disturbed.  Assyro-Babylonian records confirm heavenly havoc took place and that there was no eclipse of the sun in the regions of Babylon or Assyria between the years 762 to 701 BCE.  Science has confirmed the reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles is clearly evident in the magnetic dip of the iron particles in the kiln-dried vases by the Greeks and Etruscans of this timeframe. 

The “prophet” Isaiah had an observatory-watchtower from which he pursued his calculations of heavenly activities.  In this timeframe the focus of his concern was the trajectory of planet Mars, which had had its previous calm orbital pattern disturbed by the movements of Venus.  Thus the portrayal of Isaiah as a “prophet” disguised and mystified his reliance upon the science of astronomy to warn of impending upheavals.  The priests later recorded in Isaiah 29:5-6 that “…a multitude of terrible ones” bombarded the Earth.  In other words, there was a rain of destruction caused by the inrush of meteors during the close passage of Earth’s two neighboring planets.  Mars passed close to Earth’s electrical field which resulted in “…thunder, and earthquake, and great noise, the storm and tempest and the flame of devouring fire…”  Thus when the “prophet” Isaiah warned of “stones falling  from the sky,” he meant exactly that.

Isaiah relied entirely on his skills in the science of astronomy, charting the times of likely heavenly turmoil.  The priestly authors of Judaic lore, however, preferred to render the scientific studies used by Isaiah into the illusion that God had showered him with the divine gift of prophecy.  That way even in times of terrifying turmoil the priests could pretend an especial insight of God’s plans.  Isaiah conducted his watch of the heavens through the reign of four kings of Juda  —Uzziah,  Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah.  In this period of time Assyria was at the height of its power, and Hezekiah’s priest advisors were urging the king to ally himself with the Egyptians against the possible Assyrian invasion.  Isaiah, however, thought it much wiser to ally with Assyria, for he reasoned that the coming natural disasters would be better met by having closer provisional support.  Hezekiah followed priestly advice and Assyria attacked.  The skies opened and according to 2 Kings an “…angel of the  Lord went forth and slew a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians.”  In other words, the unprotected Assyrians were driven off by the bombardment of meteorites. 

 The book of Isaiah is the first and longest book of the major “prophets,” consisting of a collection of “prophecies” attributed to Isaiah. The book, which is divided into five sections that are of similar length, is the result of a massive amount of editing and self-serving by the priest authors.  Each section begins with an attack on people’s arrogance and an appeal for (priestly) justice, and culminates with a hymn or prophecy of salvation—obvious  intrusions on what Isaiah had actually presented.  The books of the “prophets” extend from c. 750 to c. 450 BCE, and  include Amos, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Lamentation, and Daniel—a period in which the heaven adjusted to portray what we see today.

Neither religionists nor scientists of today give serious consideration to ancient accounts of interplanetary disturbances in Earth’s past.  Indeed, most accounts were systematically destroyed.  All of them could not be obliterated, however, and we have reference to those frightening times by several eminent writers.  One highly reputable one was Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE-65 CE), who wrote in what is called the Silver Age of Latin literature.  Seneca authored seven books under the title of Questiones Naturuleas dealing with meteorology and astronomy.  Pertinent to this post, Seneca wrote of frightening heavenly disturbances that once occurred in the Etruscan-Roman past, and he made careful distinction between the lightning discharges of  “lesser bolts” generated out of clouds and the Earth-scarring bolts that had taken place between planets “by which the threefold mass of mountains fell.”

And a contemporary of Seneca, Pliny the Elder (c. 23-79 CE), soldier, statesman and author, was familiar with older Etruscan books and referred to them in his Natural History regarding a great planetary lightning discharge from the planet Mars a few centuries previously which totally destroyed Bolsena, “the richest town in Tuscany” (in Etruscan territory).  As did Seneca, Pliny made studied distinction between lightning generated between clouds and the thunderbolts exchanged between planets.

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