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News Letter 5853-030

The 1st Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle

The 22nd year of the Jubilee Cycle

The 8th day of the 8th month 5853 years after the creation of Adam

The 8th Month in the First year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle

The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle

The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

October 28, 2017

Shabbat Shalom To the Royal Family,

For a number of years now, Laura Smith has been doing our editing of the Newsletters and the initial emails I send out. She has never received the credit due to her for all the work she does. But when she does not do her job you get to see just how bad my grammar and spelling is. I do thank her for doing this behind the scenes work and never really being recognized for the work she does do. In order to do this, I have to trust with the keys to the website. Someone I have never met personally. We had hoped she would join us in Israel but that too has not happened.

She just wrote me and share with me the following note. Please do keep her in your prayers.

Shalom Joe

No edits this week. All looks good.

Health update: I don’t recall if I told you. I had huge surgery to save my life and was in the hospital for a month. The infection that began as pneumonia was so bad that the surgeon had to remove 22% of my left lung. I have been out of work for three months due to this illness so finances are tight. I still have pain and am recovering slowly but am so grateful to be here. Yah saved my life. HalleluYah

Shalom
Laura

Last week’s Newsletter about remembering the Sabbath and the Holy Days and those who are trampling it brought the following responses.

Joe you wrote: “You think you are privileged to disobey because you dress like a messianic or a jew or have a beard of that you wear tzit tzits. You are the ones practicing lawlessness.”

Are you saying growing a beard or wearing tzit tzits is “practicing lawlessness?” I’m sure I am misunderstanding you. All the same, do you believe these commandments should be obeyed – that is not shaving off your beard and we should wear tzit tzits?

Dave

Nova Scotia

Shalom Dave, you missed the point of my article. I was saying that no matter how you dress or even if you obey outwardly, that if you do not keep the commandments about the Sabbath then you too will die. Obedience is doing His wil not just dressing the partl.

Now as to the other question- Do I believe you must wear a beard and tzit tzits. As to Tzit tzits yes I do.

In the same place that you use to justify the not shaving off a beard, it says, “When you Come into the land”. Using the same argument you presented to me some years ago about the Sabbatical year only needed to be kept when you are in the land, then your answer would be that you only need to keep the beard when you’re in the land of Israel.

Note;

Lev 19:23 “When you come into the land,

It then goes for many verses about when you come into the land.

Not eating the fruit of trees until the 5th year after planting them.

Not eating anything with blood in it.

Not practicing divination.

Not shaving the sides of your beards.

Not cutting the flesh.

Not getting tattoos.

Not prostituting your daughters.

We are to keep the Sabbath.

We are to rise before the aged.

We are to treat strangers fairly.

All of the above, we are to do when we come into the land as verse 23 says. But many including this writer of this question above say we are not in the land and therefore do not have to keep the Sabbatical years which begins by saying in Lev 25:2 when you come into the land.

So because we are not in the land we do not have to keep the Sabbatical year according to some who use this argument. I counter by saying we are not in the land so we can prostitute your daughters. It is the same logical argument they present. We are not in the land so we can eat blood. We can go to mediums and we do not have to keep the Sabbaths. I am using the same argument as they present to me. But somehow my presentations sounds insane while theirs to them is not.

What does a Nazarene do when they have completed their vows. They are to shave their whole body including their beards. Have they broken this fictitious commandment? No, because it is not a commandment to start with.

When David’s men came back with half their beards cut off it was a shame to them not that they had shaved, but that their beards were half shaved which was the custom in that time to honour the dead David sent them to the funeral of this King as a matter of respect and the dead kings men thought they were spies and did this to humiliate them. And this is exactly what Lev 19:26 is speaking about. Not marring your beards or flesh or tattooing for the dead.

There is no commandment to grow a beard nor is it a sin to shave it off or to shave daily.

 

Others also write to say the following;

That was a good one! halleluYah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my favorite verse of all shabbat verses is just Ex.16:29-30!
When I realized the importance of this verse, I quit the home fellowship I was attending every shabbat though I was half the day on the road for to do that. My fellow brethren there didn’t understand why I quit though I told them and started to avoid me.
I could be sad about that but, actually I am very glad for we shall not yoke ourselves unequally.
This is 2 years ago I left.
Since this I am by myself without any fellowship at all but with Yah, He in me and I in Him and having a full blast rest at home; reading Torah, studying, praying and resting literally and eating some of the goodness I was allowed to prepare before shabbat.
My health has much improved since that. I go on walks with my dog so he can release himslef and get some movement.
I am a painter, but I do not do this kind of work on shabbats at all never did since I understand that Yah wants me to do His shabat, not mine. No own pleasure, the words of Yah say so.

Shabbat shalom brother Joe!

Mikaela
p.s: gonna share your outcry brother!

 

An amazing letter, brother Joseph. Thank you. We are a bunch of half blind sheep, we certainly need those of us (such as yourself) who have had their eyes opened just a bit more, by the grace of Yah, to help us when we begin to stray toward the underbrush where the devil tries to lure us away…
Thank you.
May you be blessed!
Fin

I am seeking forgiveness of my sins and praying for strength to keep the commandments as I should. Many are bringing this message and some like myself have made excuses and sinned. Please, Abba, forgive my sins and help me to never do this again! May we learn, repent, and be forgiven. Praise Yahweh for His mercy and grace!

Dawn

A great read this week. A man’s beard DOES NOT guarantee His Kingdom.

Siobhan FLynn

Hi Joseph,
thank you for this insightful newsletter……I now finally realize and understand why my prayers have not been answered and why Yehovah is withholding His blessings. Yehovah bless you for speaking out and teaching us His ways.
Shalom Ricci
One of those I wrote about in last week’s Newsletter wrote the following and gave me permission to share it.
Hi Joseph, up early and read Depart from me ye workers of iniquity. Been a interesting week at home, looking for different flights to return on but found none so travelled on the Eighth day as you know. All went quite well in my reckoning till I got to airport customs, here they asked if anyone had given me anything to take home, Yes a friend bought me some Alaskan Smoked Salmon. Well hands on the counter and full search. Salmon scanned for drugs etc. All the time this was going on I was conscious my Work Phone was missing, Finally got through customs and yes last seen my phone in the surok taxi.
Had to email work for loss of phone and payed concquense since home at work.
Plus a loss of the intimacy that I walk in. (with Yehovah)
So after reading News letter today, I have repented of my, looseness concerning the high Holy day, and realise I have been using car for 10 mile journey on every Shabbat for Torah studies Today this changed as well so thank you Joseph for being a Loving friend and upholding, Holding Forth the Word of LIFE. Truth !
Was Good to See You in Jerusalem
Shalom to you Joe.
I also received the following letter from Telesphore and his wife Eliane who joined us in ISrael this past Sukkot.
We have arrived back home safely. With honor and gratitude, I and my wife Eliane would like to expres our thanks to you so much to bringing us to visit Israel, Jerusalem for the benefit for ourselves and the country of Burundi in whole. Thank you for your time, énergie, perseverance, accommodation, daily tour expenses, meals, travel expenses, poket money and so on….We are sharing our expererience and feelings from Jerusalem with our brethern in Burundi. We have realized that YHVH is filling what He has promised us before. Please keep doing Love to one another as the Torah teachs. Especially the poorest countries like us. May Yahweh bless and reward you all what you are doing for the entire World to know the Truth of Yahweh’s.
Shalom Telesphore & Eliane
During Sukkot I got this message and I did pray for this lady. And she has just written again. I will share bother letters.
I know I sent a prayer request that I may celebrate the Fall Feast even though I was working. I was able to keep the Spring Feasts, but Day of Trumpets came and went, and I realized I wasn’t going to be able to keep the Fall Feasts. Long story short, I gave very short notice at work that I was leaving. (With slim chance of returning ). I had been there over a year. I said I had to go take care of a family member who is recovering from a badly broken leg and surgery. That’s all true, but I also was tired of compromising my faith. After that I am not sure what I will be doing.
I guess you could say, I decided to “dare to be a Daniel.” It’s very hard to stay in Yehovah ‘s timing. I desire His mark on me, not Satan ‘s. Please pray. Now I really need your prayers.Shalom,
Jenny

Dear Joe,

I was very happy to keep Yom Kippur and Sukkot this year with some family and friends. It was a joy. I was able to witness to a friend of my sisters who goes to Sunday church, but is already teaching her Sunday school class about the Tabernacle and the feasts. She was so happy to hear about keeping the Sabbath and it resonated with her. She finally understood what the feasts were for, that they were shadow pictures of Jesus first and second coming.

Thank you for your hard work
Yehovah bless you!

Shalom,
Jenny

To all the Jenny’s who leave their jobs or get fired for obeying Yehovah and keeping His Sabbaths. Just again yesterday I was asked repeatedly by the foreman and crew members if I would work on Saturday. At this time of year, I am asked to work each Saturday as they try to get the work done before winter sets in. I just say no and do not even try to explain. If I am asked I say I have an appointment I cannot break.
For many of you, it will be getting off work as the Sabbath begins. My job now finishes at 4:30 PM and sunset Friday will be at 4:30 pm in my area. I will work through lunch and coffee breaks and then leave early. If that is not possible, I will let them know I have to leave early and tell them I have an appointment.
In past years when I was first learning to obey Yehovah, I would sneak away from work. I would set them up in the morning and then go to services in the afternoon. I was a foreman at this time with between 20 and 50 men under me working pipelines. Each week for three weeks in a row as I began to obey they would break a major electric line or water line or telephone line. Each time 1/3 to half the city of Trois-Rivieres was affected. My boss came out the third week and asked me what was going on.
When I told him I expected to be fired. The next day the company sent out a memo that there would be no more Saturday work. WOZERS.
Since then each time I have lost a job or a contract, I got a bigger and better on later as long as I obeyed.
Never Coming to the Knowledge of the Truth
The following article is from our January 2016 series.

While I was away in Israel I posted about the wildfires in Southern California. I had not heard about those in Portugal at that time. I also posted about the Las Vegas Shootings on my facebook page. The many people who wrote in on these articles was astounding to me. Not the number but the things they were saying.They would post pictures like the one I have next and make suggestive comments about some conspiracy going on to wipe us all out.

Or pictures of the following as proof that these fires were started by Electromagnetic force guns of high energy that targeted the subjects. Because the trees are standing they conclude that those guns were used on those houses and cars.

This one lady Mary K just started to learn about the Sabbath and Holy Days and Sabbatical years just a few years ago. I remember her asking questions. Today she is an absolute expert on EMP and all things conspiratorial. And so are some of you.

And now having already prepared this week’s teaching, I have learned that they are going to release thousands of documents about the JFK assassination. It will be a virtual freenzy feeding day for the conspiracy teachers out there including some of you.

It absolutely frustrates me when many of you take what Yehovah is doing and credit some mysterious group of leaders with doing the fires or hurricanes or tornadoes. You miss what Yehovah is doing. It is Yehovah that is sending these disasters and He alone that is doing it. Not any conspiracy concoction that some will spin.

Psalm 148:8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

Again read 2 Tim 3:1-7

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

We are indeed in the last days and many of you are described in this verse. You are always learning but not about Yehovah or His truths. No, you’re learning is all about the latest lie being spread by gullible women lusting after new knowledge. After the secret knowledge that only they and those guys in the back rooms know about. Just like Satan said;

Gen 2:4-5 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

They do the exact same thing Satan did in the garden. They ask questions to cause doubt. They are doing Satans work in these last days. Yes like Satan they too quote the scriptures and they too claim to support this work. And like Eve they lust for that new knowledge that will make them like God. But they are indeed tares and they think they are stalks of wheat. It is only at the very end when they are burned for their lies that you will know. A tare has a very little kernel that it makes it worthless to harvest. A wheat kernel is very large. By searching all these conspiracy teachings your fruit is like that of the tare. You have no fruit. That is why you will be burned up.

Most of these people consider Alex Jones and Info wars a good and trusted source to get their news from. Tares!
They also say that those 40 plus people in Las Vegas that died that day after Atonement were false flags. Not real News. The same as Puerto Rico is a false flag.

Am I speaking to you? Are you offended at what I am saying? Great, then change.

I have many people who have written to me and thanked me for speaking up on this subject time and time again. I challenged them and I do you also now. Stop reading these fake news sites. Stop sharing this fake news and conspiracy teachings and gossip. Because that is what it is. Do it for three months and kick the habit of forwarding this crap.

Or you can continue to spread these lies and you will not be in the Kingdom. Yes, I know you also tell some truths. A great lie always has some truth to it. But it is still a lie. So keep spreading the lie and you will not be in the Kingdom or you can return to studying the Torah and stop adding all this crap to it and you might just make it into the Kingdom. As Always you get to choose which way it will turn out for you.

The Great Falling Away & The Flat Earth Lie

 

Last week we dealt with the subject of porn and lusting after fantasies that are not real. We then posted the last testimony of Ted Bundy who, like some of you, just started out watching a little bit of porn. But as the adrenaline or dopamine to the brain wears off, (this is the drug the body makes that makes you feel good), you go looking for something more stimulating. Harder porn, then prostitutes or the lap dancers and then bondage and as Bundy said that led to murder.

In recent News Letters and on our radio show we have been talking about signs and wonders. Those things the world is chasing after are not the signs and wonders from Yehovah. We then showed you the real signs and wonders Yehovah is giving us that the world does not see. We read 2 Thessalonians but we did not cover all that is said there.

2Th 2:1  Now we beseech you, my brothers, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2  that you should not be soon shaken in mind or troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word or letter, as through us, as if the Day of Christ is at hand. 3  Let not anyone deceive you by any means. For that Day shall not come unless there first comes a falling away, and the man of sin shall be revealed, the son of perdition, 4  who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself forth, that he is God. 5  Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you? 6  And now you know what holds back, for him to be revealed in his own time. 7  For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, only he is now holding back until it comes out of the midst. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming, 9  whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10  and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved. 11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie, 12  so that all those who do not believe the truth, but delight in unrighteousness, might be condemned.

Some of you and if I am to believe Paul, many of you are or have fallen away, being taken in by the false signs and lying wonders that the world chases. I also know for a fact that many of you have taken on this strong delusion sent from Yehovah and you now believe the lies and cannot tell them apart from the truth. The reason you have fallen for this is once again is because you did not have a love for the truth, a love for the word of Yehovah, the Torah. No, you would rather search out lies and believe them.

You are told in the message to each of the churches something over and over.

Rev 2:4  But I have against you that you left your first love. 5  Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent, and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and will remove your lamp stand out of its place unless you repent.

Instead of studying your first love, instead of studying the Torah, you chase after another god. For some of you, this is the god of lust and the god of flesh, the god of porn and sexual fantasies. For others, you pursue the god of delightful false information, such as chemtrails, Illuminati information and conspiracy teachings. All your leaders are trying to kill you off with chemtrails and this is all financed by the Rothschilds and the evil banking system. Every one of your leaders, when you spell out their name in Latin or Hebrew or Russian spell out the number 666. You have now, beyond all doubt, proven to you and your dog that the twin towers were taken down by an inside job. You know this must be true. At least your dog agrees with you on it. Yes, your pursuit of endless information is never satiated, so you begin to study about the Nephilim and how they are about to marry your daughters. Barcodes and passport numbers are all some grand schemes by secret men in back rooms trying to take over the world and many of you have mixed these rumours and lies into your own understanding of the scriptures. You love this crap and you return to it time and time again like a dog to its own vomit.

2Pe 2:18  For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they lure through the lusts of the flesh, by unbridled lust, the ones who were escaping from those who live in error; 19  promising them liberty, they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom anyone has been overcome, even to this one he has been enslaved. 20  For if they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the full knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and are again entangled, they have been overcome by these, their last things are worse than the first. 21  For it would have been better for them not to have fully known the way of righteousness, than fully knowing it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. 22  But theword of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog turning to his own vomit; and, The washed sow to wallowing in the mire.

You are no different than the person committing adultery or watching porn. You are one and the same. Porn or conspiracy teachings, what is the difference? There is none. Both teach you a lie that can never be fulfilled, yet many of you suck up every new conspiracy teaching. You are promised liberty and yet you are now slaves to the porn or slaves to the newest proof that you are right with your addiction of conspiracy teachings. Your leaders mix it into the teachings you lust after, tickling your ears so you continue to follow them.

1Ti 1:3  Even as I begged you to remain at Ephesus, when I was going to Macedonia, that you might charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4  nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies (which provide doubts rather than the nurture of God in faith).

Rev 2:14  But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the teachings of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit fornication.

In our video teaching on Baal Peor, we show you that the same thing that took place in Moses’ day is happening now in our day and for some of you, you are deeply into it.

Rev 2:16  Repent! But if not I will come to you quickly, and will fight with them by the sword of My mouth. 17  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

There are Jezebels among you teaching these false conspiracy teachings and using them as prophecies, or they come to you sharing the dreams they have and many, many, many of you follow after these dreamers even if they lead you away from the truth of Torah because you do not read the Torah. You have forgotten what it says, and you now replace the Torah with this new god of yours, full of false information.

Rev 2:20  But I have a few things against you because you allow that woman Jezebel to teach, she saying herself to be a prophetess, and to cause My servants to go astray, and to commit fornication, and to eat idol-sacrifices.

Each time, you are fornicating with another god and not loving Yehovah. Each and every time you get into porn, each and every time you delve into the latest mystery of the eye on the back of the dollar bill, or the Freemasons and who their members are and how the secret handshake works and what it means. This is adultery with another god.

Rev 2:22  Behold, I am throwing her into a bed, and those who commit adultery with her into great affliction, unless they repent of their deeds.

You all think you’re watching in the end times. You are not watching for Yehovah, but you are promoting a false work when you do not read your Torah because you are spending all your time searching for the giants that are coming with the UFOs and believe they have been seen here or over there.

I have already seen many brethren get so involved in this crap and then they get further and further from reason and the truth. Then it suddenly turns out that the whole world is against them and they are the only ones who know these truths. They then stop believing in Paul and then they stop reading the New Testament. Next, they stop believing in Yehshua and after a while, they become atheists and stop believing altogether. I have seen too many brethren fall down this slippery slope. The same slope a number of you are on.

Rev 3:2  Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die. For I have not found your works being fulfilled before God. 3  Remember then how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you.

Some of you have said so many insanely stupid things that your testimony of the word is no longer credible because you have mixed in the word of Yehovah with these lies from Satan. You are neither hot for the work of Yehovah but you’re not cold either. You are just in the middle doing nothing to further the cause of the Kingdom because no one believes anything you say because it was done by the Jesuits and they created Islam in preparation for the last days. You tell people to keep the Sabbath and the Holy Days and then you tell them to hide in their homes from chemtrails and not to eat GMO foods. In fact, some of you only preach on foods and vaccines and you do not teach on the Torah-again you are destroying your testimony.

Rev 3:14  And to the angel of the church of the Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Head of the creation of God, says these things: 15  I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would that you were cold or hot. 16  So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 17  Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, 18  I counsel you to buy from Me gold purified by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be clothed, and so that the shame of your nakedness does not appear. And anoint your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see. 19  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; therefore be zealous and repent.

Brethren, as always you get to choose whether you will obey Yehovah or go chasing after every wind that blows across your desk. I urge you to study the Torah and stop with all the fables out there. The world is soon going to be in an all-out war. There is one way to avoid it and one way only. Hold fast to the truth, the word of Yehovah, and do not mix it with some conspiracy teaching.

Rev 3:10  Because you have kept the Word of My patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation which will come upon all the habitable world, to try those who dwell upon the earth. 11  Behold, I come quickly. Hold fast to that which you have, so that no one may take your crown.

I have refused to talk about or even be drawn into the Flat Earth debate. To me it is a complete waste of time when there is so much more to be learned about the word of Yehovah. But in the exact same way that men are lured into porn, many of you are lured into this sort of knowledge from the tree of good and evil. The type of head knowledge leads you nowhere, in the exact same way that conspiracy teachings do. I have also noticed that those who are teaching the flat earth theory are also the same people who announce and add to a litany of conspiracy teachings, teachings that are spun afresh with every new listener.

Pro 26:20  Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no talebearer, the fighting ceases. 21  As coals to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man to kindle fighting. 22  The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Eze 22:8  You have despised My holy things, and have profaned My sabbaths. 9  In you are men of slander to shed blood; and in you they eat on the mountains; in your midst they do unchaste acts. 10  In you they have uncovered their fathers’ nakedness; in you they have humbled her defiled by impurity. 11  And a man has done abomination with his neighbor’s wife; and a man has defiled his daughter-in-law in unchaste acts; and a man has humbled within you his sister, his father’s daughter.

Once they have worn out this sort of teaching they move on to another, such as the Nephilim and the books of Enoch or Jubilees or any other of a host of non-biblical texts to add more to their slandering teachings. They are slanderous in the same way Satan slandered Yehovah in the Garden of Eden bringing doubt and confusion to the name of Yehovah. I tell you to run from these teachers. Have nothing to do with them as they corrupt the word of Yehovah by their teachings.

Anyone who tells you that you are a sun worshiper because you hold to the view the world is round is attempting to guilt you to their viewpoint. It is an evil argument. Stop attending with them. Stop listening to them.

Because you do not know your history, because you spend your time gossiping and sharing things, having not proven anything, you fall prey to this sort of lie from those who have nothing to teach you. The Torah is so rich with so much truth to uncover that it overwhelms me much of the time. But some get bored with reading the bible and studying it so they go after false teachings and false teachers.

A few weeks ago we spoke of Yehovah’s signs and wonders. We also spoke of the lying signs and wonders that many of you are falling for. Now again this week I am going back to the same scripture to admonish you again.

2Th 2:3  Let not anyone deceive you by any means. For that Day shall not come unless there first comes a falling away, and the man of sin shall be revealed, the son of perdition, 4  who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself forth, that he is God. 5  Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you? 6  And now you know what holds back, for him to be revealed in his own time.

2Th 2:7  For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, only he is now holding back until it comes out of the midst. 8  And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming, 9  whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10  and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.

2Th 2:11  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie, 12  so that all those who do not believe the truth, but delight in unrighteousness, might be condemned.

If you knew your history, if you at least studied it and stopped learning your facts from Facebook posts or the friend of your sister-in-law, then you would know how to find the facts and understand how propaganda was used by Israel to protect those things they were doing.

Let us begin. This Flat Earth theory does have some truth to it but not in any way what some are teaching today. This teaching actually starts in:

1Ki 17:1  And Elijah the Tishbite, of the sojourners of Gilead, said to Ahab, As Jehovah, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except according to my word.
Jas 5:17  Elijah was a man of like passion as we are. And he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for the time of three years and six months.

I am now going to quote pages 129 -144 of Israel’s Lost Empires by Stephen Collins to now tell you the rest of the story.

Chapter 3
Carthage – Israel’s Colony that became an Empire

The previous chapter asserted that Carthage was a colony of the kingdom of Israel, founded in the ninth century B.C. during the extreme drought caused by the prayer of Elijah. In this chapter, much evidence will be presented to support that assertion. This chapter will also examine Carthage’s history: its rise to empire status, its presence in America, and its eventual decay and collapse. At one point, Carthage’s empire included portions of several continents – Africa, Europe, and the ancient Americas – and it almost destroyed Rome, its arch rival. Carthage was a great empire; its scope and power has not been appreciated in the modern world.

The Israelite Origins of Carthage

In the ninth century B.C., the Kingdom of Israel was devastated by a prolonged drought. It came as a result of Elijah’s prayer for divine punishment on Israel’s adoption of the libertine and murderous practices of Baal worship. The drought also affected the Baal worshipping city-states of Tyre and Sidon, which had been allied to Israel since the reign of Kind David. This alliance was particularly close during this drought, as Israel’s King Ahab was married to a daughter of Sidon’s king. The Sidonian princess who became queen of Israel was named Jezebel and her name still serves as a synonym for evil even today. The bible describes this period of Israel’s history in 1 Kings 16:29 to 22:40.

God did not bring this drought upon Israel in a fit of divine pique. He intervenes personally to punish nations at times in an effort to wake them up spiritually to deliver them from their self-destructive sins. Israel had embraced Baalism, a religion that eventually destroys its adherents by its own excesses. Baalism’s sexual hedonism destroys the family units on which the strength of any nation is built, and its grisly rites of human sacrifice were especially degenerate. By using the drought to focus Israel’s attention on the national cancer of Baal worship, God was doing Israel a favour.

It is indicative of the stubbornness of King Ahab and Israel’s leaders that they endured the ravages of the drought for years rather than forsake their evil practices. As noted in the previous chapter, many Israelites rejected Baalism and relocated to the Kingdom of Judah where King Jehoshaphat led his kingdom in obeying Yehovah. In order to avoid starvation for its remaining population during the drought, Israel had to export size-able contingents of its population elsewhere. While Israel, Tyre and Sidon could relocate their citizens anywhere in the Phoenician Empire, which included colonies in Africa, Spain, and British Isles, it would have been difficult and costly to relocate whole communities to distant locations. It was logical to find a closer location that was unaffected by the drought to resettle a large portion of Israel’s refugees. Israel, Tyre and Sidon had colonies and trading posts along the North African coast, but none apparently could quickly accommodate so large an influx of people.

Israel needed a new colony, suitable for accommodating large numbers of its hungry population. It needed to be distant enough to be unaffected by the drought, yet close enough to avoid the hardships and risks of long voyages. Since the colony would receive many sea-borne immigrants, it had to include harbour facilities that would accommodate many ships simultaneously. The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia states the following about the founding of Carthage:

“It was founded about 840 B.C.E….Dido, the Phoenician Queen who is said to have founded the city, was reported to have been the grandniece of Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab of Israel. The native name of the city was Karta Hadasha…the language of the inhabitants of Carthage was very close to the Hebrew…the names of important Carthaginians are similar to the biblical characters… Barka, the surname of Hamilcar, is the same as Barak, and Hannibal is the same as Hananiah…”

It was during the rule of Ahab and Jezebel that the drought of Elijah occurred, and a Jewish record exists that Dido, a relative of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of the Kingdom of Israel, founded Carthage! The encyclopedia Britannica states:

“Carthage was founded about 850 B.C., by … emigrants led by Elissa, the daughter of the Tyrian King…Elissa subsequently received the name Dido.”

It would be normal to have a member of the royal house of a founding kingdom to have one of its members, Princess “Dido” or “Elissa”, serve as the initial head of a new colony. Carthage began as a “crown colony” of Israel-i.e. “phoenicians.” The above account notes the unmistakable Hebrew nature of the language and names of Carthage. Carthage was likely founded as a temporary camp for refugees from the terrible drought affecting Israel. The need to move many Israelite out of their home country was a very pressing one, and Cartage was much closer to Israel, Tyre and Sidon than the more-distant Phoenician colonies of Spain and the British Isles. The above two accounts date the founding of Carthage to 850-840 B.C., very close to the traditional time of Elijah’s drought and the rule of Ahab and Jezebel over Israel. Because the drought in Israel was the singular event requiring the relocation of many Israelites in the middle of the ninth century B.C., this book concludes it was the motivation for the initial founding of Carthage.

Carthage may have been abandoned when Israel’s drought ended, and its evacuees were able to return home to their usual lives and ancestral properties. However, as the Assyrian threat loomed larger, Carthage later was developed into a permanent colony, offering ready sanctuary to those who fled Israel. As repeated Assyrian invasions sounded the death knell of Israel, the immigration of Israelites into Carthage would have accelerated.

Another traditional date for the founding of Carthage is 814-812 B.C., but it is not known conclusively when Carthage became a permanent colony. Maitland Edey, in The Sea Traders, wrote that the earliest known artifacts at Carthage were dated to 735 B.C. This date offers remarkable symmetry with events in the Kingdom of Israel.That date corresponds to the time in Israel when the Assyrians had invaded Israel and carried the tribes of Naphtali, Reuben, Gad and half of Manasseh. (2 Kings 15:27-29) Israel’s demise was then imminent and its people began to flee elsewhere to avoid an Assyrian captivity.

This new colony was planted on the north coast of Africa, and given the Hebrew name Kirjath-Hadeschath, which historian Alfred Church translated as “New Town.” The name “Kirjath” is a Hebrew word for “city,” and it appears frequently in the Bible. Israelite cities in the Bible included Kirjathaim, Kirjath-arba, Kirjath-jearim, Kirjath-sepher and Kirjath-sannah (Number 32:37, Joshua15:15, 15:49, 20:7 and 1 Samuel 7:1). That this new Israelite colony would be named “New City” or “New Town” was very appropriate. Since the city states of Tyre, Sidon, etc. were closely allied to Israel, there were undoubtedly Tyrians and Sidonians among the colonizers of Kirjath-Hadeschath as well.

The Israelites who settled “kirjath” came from the kingdom of Israel, the ten-tribed Israelite nation to the north of the Jewish kingdom of Judah. As discussed in the previous chapter, Judah was then ruled by King Jehoshaphat, who had banned Baalism. Since the drought was on Baal worshippers, and the Bible confirms that Judah supported a huge influx of Israelites during the drought, it is clear that Judah was not affected by the drought plaguing Israel, Tyre and Sidon. Judah had no need to join Israel in founding Carthage. Therefore, Kirjath-Hadeschath was an Israelite settlement, not a Jewish one. Since both Israel and Judah spoke Hebrew, it is easy to misunderstand the origins of Kirjath unless it is realized that its founders were Hebrews from the northern kingdom of Israel, not the southern kingdom of Judah.

While the immigrants called their new city by the Hebrew word “Kirjath,” the Greeks called it “Karchedon,” and the Romans called it “Carthago.” Greece and Rome were the enemies of Carthage. Since modern concepts about the ancient world come from Greco-Roman sources, we today refer to this ancient Hebrew city as “Carthage,” the name given to it by it enemies.

Many who have written about Carthage’s history,such as Alfred Church, Gilbert and Colette Charles-Pitchard, and B.H. Warmington, have commented that the chief magistrate of Cathage were called “shophetim,” a Hebrew word for “judges.”

Gilbert and Colette Charles-Picard make this observation:

“the executive power was shared by two shofetim. This title which the Romans translated as suffetes, means judges. It was a title borne by the elders of the people of Israel before institution of the monarchy.”

Another historian, R. Bosworth Smith, adds the following:

“two supreme magistrates were called by the Romans suffetes. Their name is the same as the Hebrew Shofetim. The Hamilcars and Hannos of Carthage were, like their prototypes, the Gideons and Samsons of the book of Judges, not so much their judges, as the protectors and the rulers of the respective states.”

Why did Carthage’s leaders have Israelite titles unless they were relocated Israelites? Is it significant that Carthaginian leaders called themselves “judges” instead of “Kings”. This makes sense when one realizes that Carthage began as a crown colony of Israel. Hence its true king for a least the first century of its existence was the reigning king of Israel.

Some Carthaginians rulers called themselves “kings” in the years after the fall of Israel. One Carthaginian with the title “king” was named Malchus. Malchus is a Hebrew name, and it was still in use at the time of Christ. (John 18:10) The name “Malchus” is clearly on the Hebrew word “melek,” which means, “king”. A prominent member of the Malicars, a ruling family of Carthage, bore a famous Hebrew name. Historian Alfred Church writes:

“One of the Hamilcars….bore the surname of Barca, and Barca is the same as the Hebrew Barak..”

The fact that some Carthaginian leaders were named after prominent Israelite leaders raises the possibility that they were actually descended from the noble families of ancient Israel. That would explain their hereditary prominence in Carthage.

One observation by Church illustrates how deep is the misconception that all ancient Hebrew-speaking people were Jews. He notes:

“these resemblances of Carthaginian and Hebrew names are very interesting, and show us how close was the kindred between the Jews and the Phoenician tribes, enemies to each though they mostly were.”

When it is realized that the “Phoenician tribes” who settled Carthage, with the Hebrew names and titles, were not Jews but rather Israelites of the northern ten-tribes kingdom of Israel, the puzzle is solved. The Bible confirms that Israel and Judah (the Jews) were enemies during most of their common existence. The Jews of the kingdom of Judah we’re not Phoenician allies. However, the Hebrew-speakers of the northern kingdom of Israel were closely joined to Tyre and Sidon in the “Phoenician” alliance. Therefore, the “close kindred” noted above between Carthaginians and Hebrews was because most Carthaginians were Israelites from the northern ten tribes.

Further evidence of the Israelite origins of Carthage is in the name of Carthage’s priests. Carthage’s priests were called the “Kohanim” and the high priest was called the “Rab Kohanim” (called ”Cohen” and rab Cohenim” by B.H. Warmington.) In these terms, we can clearly see the Hebrew word for the term Rabbi and such modern Jewish names as Kahn, Cohen and Kahane. The Hebrew-Carthaginian word “Kohanim” simply means priests and the word rab means “great” “mighty” or “elder.”

Gilbert and Colette Charles-Picard note that the sacred priestly law of the Carthaginian Kohanim with its instructions on animal sacrifices, libations, and other priestly rites bear “a very significant resemblance to the book of Leviticus.” They further note that “the great God El was invoked exclusively under the name of Baal Hammon, which means ‘the Lord of the altars where incense burns’…[and many burnt offerings and sacrifices]… correspond exactly to those of the Hebrews.” The divine name “El” is one of the Hebrew names for the God of Israel. Daily life in Carthage by Gilbert and Colette Charles-Picard, includes a photograph of a stele depicting (El) sitting on a throne of wing Cherubim. The God of Israel is described as the one who “dwells between the Cherubim.” (1 Samuel 4:4 and Psalm 80:1)

That the Carthaginians included the God of Israel in their pantheon is significant. Since the early settlers of Carthage were aware of the divine origin of the drought upon their homeland of Israel, they likely tried to appease a God who had such power. Eventually, “El” became just another name in their pantheon of gods, but for a time, the early Carthaginians paid some homage to the God of Israel.

Unfortunately the roots in Baalism were so deep that the laws of Yehovah were eventually subordinated to the customs about Baalism. The sacrificial offerings eventually included human, not just animal, sacrifices due to the contagion of Baalism. Since Baalism was Israel’s religion at the time of the great drought and the founding of Carthage, it is not surprising that Baalism became the dominant religion of Carthage.

The historian George Rawlinson made the following observations on the unity of the Hebrew and Punic (Carthaginian) languages:

“… the Phoenicians spoke a Semitic tongue, very closely allied to the Hebrew… the ancients, Jerome, Augustine and Priscian, state that fact in the clearest terms. The inscriptions that exist confirm it. The… inscriptions are… readily explicable if the Hebrew be assumed as the key to them and not otherwise… A good Hebrew scholar has no difficulty in understanding any legible Phoenician inscription… The passage in the Poenulus of Plautus, commonly called Phoenician, belong rather to the literature of Carthage.

At times Carthaginians-the “Punic” people-were referred to as “Western Phoenicians” because they where Phoenicians who resettled in the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. For this reason, Carthaginians inscriptions are at times called “Phoenician,” as Rawlinson noted above. The Mclintock and Strong Cyclopedia of Biblical Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature adds:

“there is no doubt that the Carthaginians and Phoenicians were the same race…the Carthaginian extract is undeniably intelligible through Hebrew to Hebrew scholars…the close kinship of the two languages is…strikingly confirmed by the very many Phoenician and Carthaginian names of places and persons which become really significant in Hebrew…”

The above evidence abundantly establishes the Hebrew-Israelite origin of the ancient people we today call the Carthaginians. The Encyclopedia Judaica also refers to a Hebrew role in the founding of Carthage, although it makes no differentiation between the two separate Hebrew kingdoms that existed at that time. Biblical accounts of the great drought reveal that the “Hebrew” role in the founding of Carthage came from the northern kingdom of Israel, not the Jews of Judah. The Encyclopedia Judaica confirms that there is no evidence of Jews in Carthage during the Punic period (before 146 B.C.E). Given the fact that Carthage’s early history from the ninth century B.C. is permeated with Hebrew names and terms, the avowed absence of a Jewish role during the centuries can only mean that the Hebrew origins of Carthage resulted from his colonization by the ten-tribed kingdom of Israel.

It has been noted that the first two centuries of Carthage were “veiled in obscurity.” Part of that time Carthage (or Kirjath) lived in the shadow of its mother country, Israel. While Carthage was Israel’s colony, it did not possess its own sovereignty. It was “obscure” because it was dominated by Israel. It is only after the end of the kingdom of Israel and Palestine that Carthage asserted an independent identity in world affairs.

When the northern kingdom of Israel fell, a dispute arose between Judah and Carthage over rights to Israel’s former territory. The Encyclopedia Judaica records that the “Africans [Carthaginians] are also described as disputing with Israelites the title to the ownership of Erez [the land of] Israel. The Judaica account refers to Jewish residents of Judah as the “Israelites” who disputed with Carthage over rights to the land of Israel. The Jews were Israelites in a racial sense as they were one of the tribes who descended from “Israel,” the man whose origin original name was Jacob. But in a political sense, the Jews of Judah had not been known by the term “Israel” for centuries. That term referred to the northern ten tribes of Israel.

Judah’s claim to the land of Israel was based on the fact their Davidic dynasty had ruled over that land before Israel and Judah became separate nations. Carthage’s claim to Israel’s territory was understandable since they were the relatives of the Israelites who had abandoned the land to Assyria’s army. Judah’s claim was based on dynastic precedent; all Carthage’s claims are based on the rights of kinsman. Both claims were moot, however. Neither Carthage nor Judah could challenge Assyria, and Assyria decided to populate Israel’s abandoned land as they saw fit. (II Kings 17:24-31)

 

Carthage rallies Israel’s colonies to oppose Greece

After the fall of their mother country, Israel, Carthage had to fend for itself in the world. As the largest Israelite colony in the Mediterranean region, Carthage assumed a leadership position among the remaining “Phoenician” settlements. With Israel’s power absent from the Mediterranean, many Phoenician-Israelite settlements soon became untenable and were absorbed by a new power.

The new power in the Eastern Mediterranean was Greece. One account states of this time: “The Greeks took advantage of this eclipse [in Phoenician power] and from 750-500 B.C., against little opposition they drove out the Phoenicians and poured thousands of there own immigrants into Eastern Sicily, into the south of Italy, into southern Provence and even into Andalusia and Cyrenaica, thus completely encircling the Carthaginian territory.” The “eclipse” of Phoenician power coincides precisely with the decline and fall of the kingdom of Israel, which was in its death throes from 750-721 B.C. When Israel fell Greece filled the void.

The areas vacated by the Phoenicians give us an insight into just how widespread was the Israelite dominance of the Mediterranean prior to Israel’s demise. Carthage grew in strength, as it became the redoubt to which displace “Phoenicians” fled. This infusion of refugees into Carthage is described as follows:

“The Carthaginians… had already been reinforced on several occasions by refugees from the besieged metropolis of Tyre and now rallied all the colonists driven from Lixus and Gades beyond the Pillars of Hercules, to Malta, by way of Sardinia and Western Sicily in organized resistance to the common enemy.”

Since historians acknowledge Carthage received refugees from Tyre when it was threatened, it is equally apparent that Carthage has also received waves of Israelite refugees from the kingdom of Israel, Tyre’s ally, during its calamity at the hand of Assyria.

Due to the influx of many “Phoenician” refugees, Carthage became strong soon after the fall of Israel. Gilbert and Colette Charles-Picard cite Herodotus in asserting that Carthage had attained by 650 B.C. a “rich and powerful…adult status.” In other words, Carthage became an independent power within one lifetime of the fall of Samaria. Smarting from their expulsions from former colonies, the Mediterranean Israelites fought back, with allied refugees from Tyre and Sidon. In the 6th century B.C., Carthaginian counterattacks against the Greeks took back Corsica and Western North Africa. Sicily became a frequent battleground for the Greco-Carthaginian wars. In 409 B.C., the Carthaginians conquered a Greek city in Sicily using classic Assyrian war tactics. The Carthaginians used siege towers and battering rams, and Carthage’s mercenaries were as cruel as the Assyrians after their victory. Historian B. H. Worthington wrote the following about this battle:

“…the Carthaginians had inherited from their Phoenician homeland the techniques of siege warfare which had been a feature of the ancient Assyrian empire.”

Where did Carthage learn about Assyrian battle tactics? The answer is simple. Carthage’s ancestors in the kingdom of Israel had been the frequent targets of the Assyrian battle tactics. The Carthaginian generals remembered and copied them.

Carthage became so dominant in the Western Mediterranean that they barred Greek passages through the Pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar), making Carthage “the Queen of the Western Seas”. Carthage’s ability to prevent Greek access to the Atlantic ocean had a very significant impact on both the ancient and modern world, as we shall see later in this chapter.

The picture below shows you just how narrow this sea gate is at the Western End of the Mediterranean Sea. It is just 8 nautical miles across, and this was the gate Carthage controlled which prevented both Greece and Rome from access to the Atlantic Ocean and all destinations beyond.

The Phoenician colony at Gades in Iberia (Spain) allied itself to Carthage when Carthage rescued Gades in a local war. This was a logical alliance as both Gades and Carthage shared a Phoenician-Israelite origin. When Tyre fell to King Nebuchadnezzar in 574 B.C., more refugees migrated to Carthage. For centuries, Carthage served as a refuge for Semitic people who fled Palestine by sea to avoid a Assyrian or Babylonian invasion.

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The Greco-Carthaginian conflicts divided the Mediterranean Sea into separate spheres of influence, with Carthage dominant in the West and Greece dominant in the East. As the centuries passed, the Romans supplanted the Greeks, becoming the new archenemy of the Carthaginians. In the early centuries of the rivalry, Carthage had the upper hand. Early treaties between the two show the stronger Carthaginians arrogantly dictating terms to the weaker Romans. In a treaty dated 348 B.C. Carthage forbade the Romans even to trade with certain Western Mediterranean areas and ordered the Romans not to land in Sardinia and parts of Africa unless it was to take on provisions or repair their ships. Carthage could be haughty even with his own allies. This propensity for arrogance would become a factor in Carthage’s undoing.

Carthage continued to block the Pillars of Hercules with its powerful navy, permitting neither Greeks nor Romans to sail into the Atlantic Ocean. In fact, when one Greek mariner named Pytheas finally sailed into the Atlantic around 300 B.C., it was an unprecedented event! It has been suggested that the Carthaginians permitted Pytheas to make his voyage in order to placate the Macedonian empire founded by Alexander the Great. Another explanation is that the Carthaginian ships guarding Gibraltar had left to join an immense fleet of ships supporting an invasion of Sicily. Carthage pioneered the tactic of amphibious invasions of a seacoast from a naval fleet. There is a record that the Carthaginians once invaded Sicily with a force of 100,000 soldiers who disembarked from 1,500 transfer vessels escorted by 60 warships. This huge maritime invasion was an ancient counterpart to the sea-borne invasion performed in World War II by the Allies in Normandy and all across the Pacific theater by the American Navy.

Whatever the reason for his unusual access to the Atlantic, Pytheas sailed to western and northern Europe coasts previously unvisited by the Greeks. Pytheas marveled that the positions of the constellations changed as he traveled north giving the Greeks a hint that the world was a sphere. As Dr. Barry Fell noted:

“Never before had any great navigator been able to sail so far north; Carthaginian commercial interests would not permit it.”

In the ancient world, Carthage was so powerful that when a Greek mariner gained access to the Atlantic ocean it was an historic event! What was remarkable new knowledge to the Greeks – that the earth was spherical – had been common knowledge to Carthage and to Phoenicia for about a millennium! After the voyage of Pytheas, Greco-Romans were again barred from the Atlantic, and later Greek cartographers came to regard the observation of Pytheas as fictional. Phoenician-Carthaginian knowledge in the fields of world geography, maritime navigation and astral science was approximately 1,000 years ahead of the Greeks. Modern history text teach as fact the ancient Greco-Roman propaganda that they were the civilized nations and all others were “barbarians.” Our history texts are wrong. In some fields of scientific knowledge, other nations were far superior to Greece and Rome.

Carthage ship

Because Carthage long denied Greece and Rome any access to the world’s oceans, the Greeks and Romans had a very limited view of the world. The geographical knowledge of Greece and Rome was limited to the Mediterranean region, and those parts of Asia and Europe within marching distance of their armies. This has immense implications for modern perceptions about ancient civilizations.

Modern versions of ancient history are taught almost exclusively from a Greco-Roman perspective. People are taught to assume that no one in the ancient world knew anything until someone in the Greco-Roman world learned it for the first time. This assumption has given the modern world woeful misunderstandings about the ancient world. Since Greece and Rome were land empires rather than maritime empires like Phoenicia and Carthage, the Greeks and Romans were profoundly ignorant of knowledge long possessed by Israel, Tyre, Sidon and Carthage. Greece and Rome were unfamiliar with North America, South America, and Northern European regions and other places reachable only by long-range ocean travel. Modern history texts teach the false notion that nobody in the ancient world knew about these places until the Greeks or Romans finally learned about them. In fact, Carthage and Israel-Phoenicia before them explored, colonized and exploited the ancient Americas centuries before the Greeks and Romans had access to the New World.

The Carthaginians did not want the Greeks or Romans to learn about the wealth of North America and other places accessible only to a maritime power. That is why they went to great pains to keep the Greeks and Romans “shut out” of the Atlantic Ocean. They retain the obvious commercial advantages that a monopoly over the Atlantic coastlands gave them. If the ancient Carthaginians could have known that over two millennium into the future, nations would be teaching their schoolchildren that no one in the ancient “Old World” knew about the New World because of the Greeks and Romans didn’t know about it, the Carthaginian’s would have roared with laughter! Indeed, if Carthage had defeated Rome, instead of vice versa, later European civilizations would never have heard the unscientific Greco-Roman belief that the world is flat!

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{Brethren, do you see what is taking place here? A propaganda lie was spread among the Greeks and then the Romans in order to secure the trading routes Carthage had with the rest of the world, with North and South America, Northern Europe and Africa. This propaganda lie that they spread to the Greeks and Romans was that the earth was flat and once you passed the Straits of Gibraltar you would fall off the ends of the earth. The Greeks and the Romans believed it and stayed away from venturing out past the Pillars of Hercules. It is this same propaganda lie conceived by Israelite-Phoenicians that many today are arguing over instead of studying their Torah.}

Once Carthage fell after the third Punic war Carthaginian refugees began to flee to these colonies that they had established around the world in North and South America.

Continuing now with aftermath of the falling of Carthage we read in Israel’s Lost Empire by Stephen Collins Page 162 to 165:

Historical evidence indicates some Carthaginians sought refuge in ancient America via Carthage’s old maritime routes across the Atlantic Ocean. We have already seen that Carthaginian coins, artifacts and inscriptions have been found in a wide area of North America. Petroglyph’s honouring the Carthaginian goddess, Tanith, have been found in Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and North Carolina. Dr. Fell was earlier cited as noting that the Carthaginian coins in ancient America date to “the fourth and third century B.C.”, a time including the First and Second Punic Wars between Roman and Carthage. This presence of Carthaginian coins from that period confirms that Carthage was still linked to its North American colony, and many could have sought it as a place of refuge from the Romans.

A stone was found in Massachusetts with an ancient Punic inscription, which Dr. Fell translated as:

“A proclamation of annexation. Do not deface. By this Hanno takes possession.”

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Hanno was a common name of the Carthaginian nobility, but there was a famous Carthaginian explorer (circa 520 B.C.) named Hanno who led large exploration fleets into the Atlantic Ocean. 19th century historian, Alfred Church, wrote of this expedition:

“It was decreed by the Carthaginians that Hanno should sail beyond the Pillars of Hercules and found cities…Accordingly he sailed with 60 ships of 50 oars each and a multitude of men and women to the number of 30,000, and provisions and other equipment.”

This is likely the same voyage of 60 ships and 30,000 men women cited above by Nigel Davies. Dr. Davies dates the voyage to 500 – 480 B.C., while Church assigned it to 520 BC. Church suggests that the 60 ships were military escort vessels (military ships were oared ships) and that the 30,000 colonist sailed on a separate fleet of transport vessels. What is known is that the Carthaginians did send huge fleets of colonists westward into the Atlantic Ocean towards destinations unknown to the Greeks. Obviously the Carthaginians would not send thousands of families into the Atlantic to new colonies unless they had already explored and secured the sites to be settled.

Grave Creek Mound

Perhaps the “Hanno” who claimed possession of America was the very Hanno who led this ancient Carthaginian fleet into the Atlantic Ocean; it cannot be known for certain. However this does give physical evidence that a Carthaginian named Hanno claimed North America for Carthage 2000 years before later European explorers claimed portions of America for “King and country.”

Earlier, it was shown that the Israelite-Phoenicians had founded the “Adena” culture in the Ohio River region of ancient America. Carthage and the Adena colony were both founded by Israel-Phoenicia, so the Adena culture served well as a refuge for Carthaginian refugees. The Adena colony in North America received a major infusion of new immigrants known as the Hopewell people in 300-200 B.C. The Encyclopedia Americana states the Hopewell culture reached its peak between 200 B.C. and 400 A.D.

The above dates for the infusion of new people into the Adena colony coincides with the First and Second Punic Wars (264-241 B.C. and 218-201 B.C.) and the period of time in which the Carthaginian coins were infused into North America as cited by Dr. Fell. Who else could the Hopewell People have been but Carthaginians merging with the Adena colony (of Phoenician origin)? Even as Carthage was founded by Israelites seeking refuge from successive Assyrian wars, the New World received refugees from Carthage who fled the Roman wars. The Adena/Hopewell People were mound builders. A tablet found in their Grave Creek Mound of West Virginia was inscribed in:

“Punic written in the form of an alphabet used in Iberia in the first millennium BC. The Grave Creek Mound is believed to be the largest of the Adena mounds and according to Don W. Dragoo in Mounds for the Dead, was of the late Adena period coincident with the arrival of the Hopewell People, 300-200 B.C.”

That a large burial mound in West Virginia dating to the time of the Punic Wars included a Punic (i.e. Carthaginian) inscription supports the view that the Hopewell infusion into the Adena culture of North America was comprised of Punic refugees. The fact that it was Iberian-Punic indicates the maker of the inscription was from the Spanish portion of the Carthaginian Empire.

Also, numerous gravestones have been found in Pennsylvania with Carthaginian inscriptions. Dr. Berry Fell states the following about one grave marker:

It is written in Carthaginian script about the first or second century A.D. It carries four rows of neatly executed Punic letters…The grave marker makes it clear also that he was also an early Christian who died lacking the rights of the church.”

This confirms not only that Carthage’s Punic culture survived among the Hopewell culture, but also that Christianity, an old world religion, later followed them across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World! A Punic gravestone “with neatly executed Punic letters” indicates that the Punic culture in North America was still well-established three or four centuries after the fall of Carthage and in the second century after the birth of Christ. The presence of Christianity in the late Hopewell culture also confirms that the maritime routes between the Old and New Worlds were still active at this time.

decalog1Below is a copy of the Ten Commandment Stone I have from the Indian Mounds of Ohio. It is called the Decalogue Stone, as it is the Ten Commandments in Hebrew letters written around the image of Moses.

Below are two maps of North America showing the Hopewell-Adena cultures and the areas they influenced. From these cultures come what today are known as some of the North American Indians. They were refugees fleeing from the collapse of the Northern Tribes of Israel in 723 B.C. I want you all to know that no mention is ever made of three tribes of Israel being taken into captivity. They fled before the fighting began. One was the tribe of Dan, the other two slip my mind at present. Did they flee to Carthage? Or did they stop along the way to Ireland from Carthage? Did some of them then flee after the Punic Wars to North America? Here now is the last question. When North America is about to fall and that day is very close now, where are you going to flee to?

You can look at this map at the following link if this is not working for you.

This should show you where the flat earth lie began. Israel started it to protect their trade routes from the Greeks and the Romans.

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  1. Hi there
    I do enjoy your work not because I always agree but because it causes thought.
    I myself have been on a path of conspiracy and critical thinking. And here I believe is where I
    Seem to think you may have thrown the baby out with the bath water.
    I was in a rut of researching conspiracy type theories then I realized it is good to be informed but it is not good to do this as a sabbath substitute.
    To deny the validity of some of this information seems rather foolish, short sighted and downright dangerous.
    But I do believe people focus too much on it and forget the pursuit of truth in the scriptures is of paramount importance.
    Father first, love Him and His truth.
    Love His word and prayerfully ask for His filter on anything you learn.

    We are not supposed to be trying to convert people to our camp of critical thinking but to the Father.
    Foundations and His love.
    If I am wrong in my thinking I pray for understanding from the Father and I will pray the same for you .

    There is something else I have learnt is that no one person or website should be anyone’s source, it can only be the Father and His word. As you mentioned before milk vs Meat. We need to to grow to a point where we are doing our own research not relying on being bottle fed forever…whatever the source

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