The Eye of the East
A very controversial biblical teaching sprang up many years ago in response to a question that students of the bible began to ask themselves. As it became very apparent that the modern world had begun to enter what is known as the Last Days, the question that arose is where is America in light of end time prophecy? Many attempts to answer the question, led many researchers to reassess their understanding of end times prophecy.
Some began to teach that America was not in the prophecies and therefore America’s prominence would wain prior to the End of Days. But instead of a waining of America’s place among the nations, America’s influence became even more prominent. With collapse of the old Soviet Union in the 1990’s , America became the world’s only superpower.
In the years since 911, America’s influence is still as strong as ever, whether you believe that to be good or bad. So, in re-evaluating America’s prophetic role for the End of Days, we must acknowledge that America’s presence is very much felt around the world, as we move toward the trigger date of December 21, 2012, now less than 60 days away at this writing.
Notorious Mystery Babylon
I myself had initially rejected the notion that America (Amaruca, the land of the feathered serpents) who had done so much good in the world could possibly be the epittomy of evil, God’s enemy. Our reasoning was not based on real information and facts but out heartfelt love for our country. Today, many years later, after hundreds of hours of research, reading and contemplation of the biblical and historical facts, I must concur that America is the New Babylon of the modern world. And that Woman is destined for destruction.
In light of this fact, we shall discuss several key prophesies and histories which will make this assessment all the more believable.
Zechariah’s Woman Called Wickedness
Then the angel who was speaking with me went out and said to me, “Lift up now your eyes and see what this is going forth.” I said, “What is it?” And he said, “This is the ephah going forth.” Again he said, “This is their appearance in all the land (and behold, a lead cover was lifted up); and this is a woman sitting inside the ephah.” Then he said, “This is Wickedness!” And he threw her down into the middle of the ephah and cast the lead weight on its opening. Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and there two women were coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens. I said to the angel who was speaking with me, “Where are they taking the ephah?” Then he said to me, “To build a temple for her in the land of Shinar; and when it is prepared, she will be set there on her own pedestal.”
We know nothing about the personal life of the Prophet Zechariah, except that he was the son of Berachiah and the grandson of Iddo. Jesus of Nazareth is noted for stating that Zechariah was murdered between the temple and the altar.
We have only the book that goes under his name, and it happens to be one of the most difficult in the Tanakh. Rashi and Ibn Ezra long ago noted its problems, which are exacerbated by a clearly visible difference between the first eight chapters and the last six. It appears to many scholars that chapters 1-8 are by one person (called First or Proto-Zechariah) and 9-14 by another (called Second or Deutero-Zechariah).
When studying the visions of Zechariah, it’s very important to understand the context in which these visions were given. A remnant of Israel had just returned to the Promised Land from the Babylonian exile. Life was hard and there were enemies on all sides. Israel’s light, the temple, was in ruins and the re-builing was slow. The prophesies of Zechariah were given to give Israel hope. That hope lies in the complete restoration of Israel. As noted by David Baron, a Jewish-Christian, “…Scripture usually connects the final overthrown of Babylon with the yet future restoration and blessing of Israel.”As such, Zechariah’s visions, including the vision of the Ephah are ultimately set in Israel’s future.
The Unity of the Vision
The unity of the two parts of Zechariah 5 are indicated by certain relationships. Standardized weights and measures represent HaShem’s set-apart standards of covenant life, symbolized by the twenty-by-ten-cubit flying scroll. The emblem of the flying scroll has been found on the handles of jars (like the ephah container) stamped with the royal seal (apparently identifying the containers as royal standards).
The two standards of Zech. 5:6-8, the ephah and the lead talent weight, are mentioned together in laws concerning just weights and measures:
You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt. (Lev. 19:36)
Abuse of these standards (ephah and talent) is explotation of the market place, and thievery and perjury which is falsification of God’s standards. In the Holy One’s eyes, this is an abomination:
You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. For everyone who does these things, everyone who acts unjustly is an abomination to the Lord your God. (Deut. 25:15-16)
The Flying Scroll.
Zechariah 5:3 identifies the scroll as a curse. The angel tells us it is a covenant document, specifically the Torah of Moshe. This is done through it’s description: twenty by ten cubits, which are the dimensions of the Holy Place. The writing on both sides of the scroll is indicative of the Tablets of the Ten Words which had writing on both sides. It is the execution of the covenant curse that is portrayed in Zechariah 5 – The houses of the covenant breakers in the promised land would be consumed (Zech. 5:1-4) and the thieves and perjurers of those houses of iniquity would themselves be removed to the land of Shinar (Zech. 5:5-11).
Thieves and Perjurers
What characterizes the apostates targeted by the covenant curse is a mercantile idolatry. They repudiate HaShem prostituting themselves to the love of money. If tolerated within the covenant community they would change the holy community into something indistinguishable from the world. They would turn Jerusalem into Babylon. Therefore, the King sends the curse over the whole face of the land to excise them.
As there are various measurements given for what exactly constitutes an ephah, only biblical equivilents will be given: The ephah is a container and a Hebrew unit of dry measure. An omer is a ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to one tenth of an ephah. In Judges 6:18-19 and I Samuel 1:24, an ephah is three measures of meal which both Gideon and Hannah gave as an offering to HaShem. The container of the dry measure is therefore also called an ephah.
Many biblical scholars interpret the vision of the ephah as an emblem of an immoral financial and commercial system. The Christian writings refer to it as Mammon. This emblem is symbolized by the lead weight, often translated as a talent and the ephah. Lead weights were used to weigh out grain and other products in commerce. The Tanakh speaks ill of those who use false weights and measures to steal from the people. Rabbi Yonatan ben Uzziel’s Targum to Zechariah, written over 2000 years ago notes this very thing:
And the angel who was speaking with me went out and said to me, ‘Lift up your eyes now and see who these exiles are.’And I said, ‘Who are they?’ And he said, ‘These are the people who have been buying and selling using a false measure.’ And he said, ‘Behold! They are going to be exposed before all the inhabitants of the earth.’And behold! The peoples were quick. They took them into exile quickly, and other peoples came and settled in their place because they had been buying and selling with false measure. And he said, ‘Because of this they were convicted and went into exile—because they had been buying and selling with false measure—and other peoples came and settled in their place.’And I lifted up my eyes, and I looked, and behold! Two provinces going into exile before the kingdoms of the earth, and the quick-peoples were taking them into exile quickly—as fast as an eagle flying. They were causing the people who were buying and selling with false measure to be taken into exile among the kingdom of the peoples of the earth beneath all of the heavens. And I said to the angel who was speaking with me, ‘Where are they taking into exile the people who were buying and selling with false measure?’And he said to me, ‘To prepare a place for them in the province of Babylon. And they will be detained and be delayed there until their time arrives.’ (Targum Jonathan to Zechariah [5:5-11])
This financial system is the very control center of human government and dictates the policies of the nations. This system is the engine of industry and the controlling power of those who trade in money and command the circulating medium of commerce. Governments accomodate themselves to the will of those who contol it. As we have noted, the Illuminati Network is the small group in control of this world-wide system.
The angelic messenger continues with a cryptic description: “This is their resemblance in all the land…” In Hebrew, resemblance comes from the word ayin which literally and figuratively means eye. This was the ancient understanding of this word. Many commentators incorrectly suggest that this eye is the eye of the Lord. However, it does not lend itself to the one God of Israel.
Wordplay is a prominent feature of Hebrew and helps give insight into the passage. If one letter were to be changed, it would come from the word avon meaning iniquity or sin. This latter translation is found in the Septuagint. So we have the translation: This is their iniquity throughout the earth.”
So it is apparent that the eye is not the eye of the God of Israel, who has no iniquity and cannot be described in plural terms.
This is the measure (ephah) that goes forth, and this is their iniquity (eye) in all the earth.
Now we should ask a very important question. Who is their referring to? Note that it is a plural. A second question should also be asked: To whom does eye refer? Still a third question to be raised: Why is eye singular when the pronoun their is plural?
The passage states that inside this immoral financial system sits a woman who is called Wickedness הָרִשְׁעָה Actually it’s literal meaning is the wickedness. The woman is concealed within the ephah and is not visible. We say concealed or more correctly, hidden, for the leaden cover had to be lifted before she could be revealed. Wickedness also connotes harlotry, the harlotry of apostasy from the covenant of God.
As in the case of the sins of the thieves and perjurers in Zech. 5:1-4, the reprobated behavior of “the wicked” is the love of money/idolatry -involving the use of lying ephah and false weights (Mic. 6:10, 11). The scroll’s curse on the houses is paralleled in Prov. 3:33, The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the abode of the righteous, and in Prov. 14:11, The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish (Prov. 10:2).
The houses destroyed by the curse-scroll had been virtual temples of Mammon, (to use a christian term) and in the account of the house prepared for the ephah in Shinar the Hebrew bayit is evidently used in the sense of a house of a god. The god to be enshrined here is Mammon, the idolized treasures of this world represented by the ephah with the talent cover. The god who is hidden from sight, the Woman named Wickedness, is the driving force behind the system. Now the enshrinement of this ephah-god is an act of enthronement.She would sit as queen in Shinar (Babylon):
“Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no longer be called tender and delicate. “Take the millstones and grind meal. Remove your veil, strip off the skirt, uncover the leg, cross the rivers. “Your nakedness will be uncovered, your shame also will be exposed; I will take vengeance and will not spare a man.” Our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name, the Holy One of Israel. “Sit silently, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans, for you will no longer be called the queen of kingdoms. “I was angry with My people, I profaned My heritage and gave them into your hand. You did not show mercy to them, on the aged you made your yoke very heavy.”Yet you said, ‘I will be a queen forever.’These things you did not consider nor remember the outcome of them. ( Isaiah 47:1-7)
The Woman of Shinar
The earliest evidence from Sumeria reveals a high culture which accorded women equal status with men (as we do here in America). The Babylonians principally venerated the goddess Inanna/Ishtar, lunar goddess of life and love, named as the Whore of Babylon in the new Testament. The Mesopotamians held daily religious rituals, offering food and drink to their deities in the temples. It should well understood and stressed to the reader that these cultic centers of the ancient world were also centers for trade and acted as banks, extending loans. This activity was originated in ancient Sumer.
Ishtar’s titles and names were many and varied. In Babylon, her name meant Star, the Light of the World. She was known as Ashtoreth, to whom King Solomon returns at the end of his days.
She was also named Har, or Hora – from which the words harlot and whore were derived. Inanna/Ishtar was served by powerful prostitute priestesses who were ‘the vehicles of her creative life in their sexual union with the men who came there to perform a sacred ritual’. This goddess exhibited a rich diversity of powers, for she also had a terrifying aspect as goddess of war and storms. Her primordial origins arelinked by images with the Tree of Life (DNA?)and the serpent which was a very prominent religion in the ancient world.
Ishtar’s sacred harlots belonged to an organized hierarchy, painstakingly recorded by the Babylonians. Her top-ranking priestesses were called entu, and wore special clothing to distinguish them from the others. Their caps, jewellery and ceremonial staff were the same as those of the ruler, and their status equal to those of the male priests.
Ranking next in importance to the entu, the naditu, were drawn from the most prominent families in the land and were supposed to remain single and childless. However, the naditu cheerfully ignored this stricture, and led full and active lives. They were bright and canny, with considerable business acumen: ‘They bought, sold and hired out; lent money and grain; invested, imported, exported, dealt in slaves, managed land and people, played fom the cloisters an essential part in the economy of the country.‘ Beneath these women came the qadishtu (sacred women) and the ishtaritu, many of whom specialized in the arts of dancing, music and singing.
The sacred marriage between the priestess and king was the most solemn and mysterious of all Mesopotamian religious rituals. Through this act, the fertility and sheer life-force of the goddess was honored, released, and drawn down to vivify the land and its people.
Her blessing was conferred on the earth itself and on the position of the ruling king. Without his wedding to the goddess, in the living form of her priestess, the king was not considered fit or able to rule the people. After their “holy engagements,” an offering of gold or silver coins was placed into the temple collection box. Hence, the concept of money and prostitution was first invented by the Ishtar religion.
Mystery: The Harlot Babylon.
R.A. Coomes, author of America, The Babylon stated that ancient rabbinical commentaries on Zechariah, written about 300 BCE cite Jewish sages who were assistants to the prophet Zechariah. These commentaries stated that Zechariah had taught them that the Woman of Zechariah chapter 5 was the fallen angelic entity who was the guardian spirit (or angel) of Babylon and that this spirit had moved westwards out of ancient Babylon, and would be relocated for the “End of Days” in a place beyond the Nile River and the Great Sea.
Zechariah 5indicates that the spirit of Babylon moved – the Woman – “Ishtar” the chief goddess of Babylon moved.
The Romans, initially picked up on her dogma via the Greeks and the first one they adopted was the goddess of freedom/liberty – and they called her Libertas. By 400 B.C. they’d adopted her other dogmas and incorporated much of her other mystery doctrines back into a single goddess known as Venus, goddess of love.
In the New Testament, a woman on whose forehead was written a name: “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and of the Abominations of the Earth” (Rev. 17:5). In this harlot we see again the figure of the woman named Wickedness, who, exiled from Canaan, becomes identified with Babylon in Shinar, set there as its enshrined queen (Zech. 5:7-11).
The symbolic melding of the wicked woman and the city Babylon, is supported by many other links to the Zechariah 5 context found in the Apocalyptic treatment of the great harlot city. The identity of the woman Wickedness in Zechariah 5 as the apostate covenant community confirms the indications within the Book of Revelation itself that her equivalent there, the harlot Babylon, is an image of the false church. And the elaboration of the career of that harlot church in the visions of the Apocalypse opens up for us the history of the woman in the ephah that is latent in Zech. 5:11. Coombes notes again that:
Rabbinical thinking was that Zechariah’s vision of the Woman pointed to her having moved on to Rome. In point of fact, the Ishtar religion’s home-base kept moving slowly westward. The religion’s main base moved from Babylon on to Assyria and into northern Syria in particular where she was known as Ashtoreth/Ashtaroth and also by that same name in Lebanon and Israel. Later the Ishtar religion was picked up by the Egyptians. The original native Egyptians called her Ishi. The Greeks found out about her, and referred to her Egyptian version as Isis. . . .
By the first century, rabbinical thinking was that Zechariah’s vision of the Woman pointed to her having moved on to Rome. And in fact the Ishtar religion’s home-base kept moving slowly westward. The religion’s main base moved from Babylon on to Assyria and into northern Syria in particular where she was known as Ashtoreth/Ashtaroth and also by that same name in Lebanon and Israel. Later the Ishtar religion was picked up by the Egyptians. The original native Egyptians called her Ishi or Ishti. As part of the biblical tension between Babylon and Jerusalem it is important to note that in Hoshea, HaShem tells Israel that when the redemption comes:
“…you will call me Ishi [My Husband]; you will no longer call me Ba’ali [my master] for I will remove the names of the ba’alim from her mouth.” Hosea 2:18
The Plain of Shinar
The Jewish prince Daniel is said to have been taken by Nebuchadnezzar and brought … to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god (Dan. 1:2). It is here that the setting for the book of Daniel is established, point that is often overlooked. In the future Shinar shall one of the territories from which HaShem “will again recover the second time with His hand the remnant of His people, who will remain, from Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath” (Isa. 11:11).
The most outstanding feature of this emblematic world system is its opposition to God, and its challenge to His glory. This is what Shinar signifies. The plain of Shinar is the seat of idolatry, and the wickedness of Zechariah 5 finds its home there. That system symbolized by the Ephah, Talent and Woman is established as a shrine or temple in the land of Shinar. This phrase as we shall show is ripe with meaning and in understanding it we will connect several things together.
Many scholars and commentators connect Shinar with Sumeria and Babylon. Shinar is the place of the first post flood one world government, led by a figure known as Nimrod. As is so often in the Tanakh, the names of many famous or infamous personages are noted by their characteristics. These ‘names may or may not be what they are actually called.
Nimrod comes from the Hebrew verb marad, meaning rebel. Thus Nimrod most likely is a derisive term of a type, representative of a system that is epitomized in rebellion against the Creator, the one true God. The scripture notes of Nimrod, the son of Cush:
“Thebeginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”
The Genesis account identifies the land of Shinar as the location of the Tower of Babel. This is the ancient land of Sumer where many ancient documents have been discovered. Within these documents are stories paralleling many of the Genesis accounts including creation, Noah and the flood. in them we also find a story of the confounding of the languages, the result of humanities rebellion
In those days, the lands of Subur (and) Hamazi, Harmony-tongued (?) Sumer, the great land of the decrees of princeship, Uri, the land having all that is appropriate(?), The land Martu, resting in security, The whole universe, the people in unison (?) To Enlil in one tongue [spoke]. … (Then) Enki, the lord of abundance, (whose) commands are trustworthy, The lord of wisdom, who understands the land, The leader of the gods, Endowed with wisdom, the lord of Eridu Changed the speech in their mouths, [brought (?)] contention into it, Into the speech of man that (until then) had been one.
The biblical stories including creation, the fall of Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, Noah and the flood, the Tower of Babel and the confusion of languages have been found in hundreds of cultures throughout the world as the accounts below demonstrate:
in Central America: And as men were thereafter multiplying they constructed a very high and strong Zacualli, which means “a very high tower” in order to protect themselves when again the second world should be destroyed. At the crucial moment their languages were changed, and as they did not understand one another, they went into different parts of the world.
in Polynesia: “But the god in anger chased the builders away, broke down the building, and changed their language, so that they spoke divers tongues.”
American Indian, Crow: “Then Little Coyote did something bad. He suggested to Old Man that he give the people different languages so they would misunderstand each other and use their weapons in wars… Old Man did what Little Coyote said, and the people had different languages and made war on each other.”
This confounding of the single human language was the result of Nimrod’s open rebellion and apostacy against God. A key understanding regarding Nimrod’s empire is the way the text reads:
“The beginning of his kingdom was Babel and Erech and Accad and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.
It does not say that this was the totality of his empire, but that how we have been interpreting it. Those city-states were the start of his drive for power – for empire. The Sumerian city of Kish was also part of that empire but not stated. The Sumerian Kings List states that Kish was the first city to have kings following the Flood. We believe that Kish took its name from the man known in the bible as Cush, the father of Nimrod. The first kingdom established after the Flood was Kish, and the name Kish appears often on clay tablets. The Sumerian Kings List also tells us that kingship descended from heaven to Kish after the Flood. Cush, the son of Ham, is also the original name of Eithiopia up until modern times.
The Beginning of His Kingdom
There is a certain mindset present in the ranks of students of biblical prophecy that believe that the ancient city of Babylon must be re-built to fulfil the ancient prophesies regarding Babylon. While seems to be a logical leap, the facts draw a different picture both historically and biblically.
Modern-day Cairo, built by Alexander the Great was once referred to as Babylon and the city was still called Babylon in the days of the New Testament. Rome was called Babylon in the New Testament. And even the shores of New York were given the infamous designation – Babylon.
Similarly, there are more than one place in the middle east called Zion. The most prominent is the City of David which was known as the stronghold of Zion. Remarkably, especially in light of historical and biblical sources, Mount Hermon, the site of ancient Watcher activity, is also called Zion by Moses.
There was also more than one Plain of Shinar in the Middle East. There was one in Egypt along the Nile River, another in the Jordan River Valley, one in Turkey and another in northern Iran.
Shinar is mentioned next in the book of Joshua, the narrative about the conquest of the land of Canaan. The Israelites were defeated in their first engagement because Achan lusted for spoil, including “a beautiful mantle from Shinar.” This mantle or cloak may have had religious significance. There is a tradition that states that Nimrod, who was a mighty one before HaShem, loved to be clothed in leopard skins and that one of the symbols of his priests were the wearing of leopard or jaguar skins. The Jaguar Shamans most likely derive from this ancient pagan priesthood.
The ancient Hittite empire was in reality composed of the priestly class, the Khaldi’s – a spelling variant of our Anglicized “Chaldees.” The term Chaldees is a designation that refers not nessessarily to the land of Chaldea, but to a group of nomatic religious mystics. These Chaldeans roamed from up in eastern Europe clear down through Turkey, Iran, parts of Syria, as well as what is now Iraq, and clear over into Canaan. They were the ones who carried and kept alive the ancient mystery religions of ancient Sumer – the religions of the goddess Inanna/ Ishtar and of the sun god Utu (aka Shamash) as well as of Marok, Marduk, Merodach, Bel or Baal. The religion of the goddess Ishtar was their main attraction – a prostitution religion of “Holy Sex.” Their religions were the forerunners of our modern-day Freemasons—much of the Chaldean dogmas have been preserved and are incorporated into Freemasonry.
The Watchers of Shinar
As we noted above, there were more than one geographical land of Shinar. But our focus will now shift to a fasinating take on the plain of Shinar, that is based on the Torah itself. Much of the following information is taken from our friend Dr.Robert Mock’s website – BibleSearchers.com.
Mount Hermon, the site of first contact by non-human entities was considered by the people of Damascus as a holy place. The Scripture calls these ancient pagan sites high places, as most were located in mountainous areas. Damascus is part of the land of Hadrach, a district in Syria andmentioned only once in Scripture. Included in this land is Hamath, Tyre and Sidon. It is believed that Damascus was named after Damashaq the fourth son of Aram son of Sam, the son Noah who built the city. The Roman Julianus described the greatness of the city as the eye of the whole east. This connection to the eye is also brought up by HaShem Himself:
The burden of the word of the Lord is against the land of Hadrach, with Damascus as its resting place (for the eye of man, especially of all the tribes of Israel, are toward the Lord), And Hamath also, which borders on it; Tyre and Sidon, though they are very wise. (Zecharaiah 9:1-2)
According to biblical prophecy, Damascus the oldest city on earth thats still occupied, is to be destroyed:
“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they will be for flocks which lie down, and no one will make them afraid” (Isaiah 17:1-2)
The land of Hadrach may be safely identified with the Hatarikka of the Assyrian inscriptions, against which Assur-dan III made expeditions in his 1st (772 B.C.), 8th and 18th years. It also appears in inscriptions of Tiglath-pileser III. They place it in the North of Lebanon.
Mount Hermon was the highest of the mountains from the Euphrates in the north all the way south to Egypt and down to the center part of the Sinai Peninsula. It was considered the greatest of the sacred mountains of the Middle East. The ancient Hittites considered it the most holy mountain of them all. The Hittites were as we stated, a nomadic cult of pagan priests.
Its summit straddles the border between Syria and Lebanon and, at 2,814 m (9,232 ft) above sea level, is the highest point in Syria. On the top there is Hermon Hotel the highest permanent manned UN position in the world. The southern slopes of Mount Hermon extend to the Israeli portion of the Golan Heights, where the Mount Hermon ski resort is located.
The Hittites (children of Heth) are a people or peoples mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. They are listed in Genesis as second of the twelve Canaanite nations, descended from one Het (
חת) and are known under the names בני-חת children of Heth or חתי native of Heth. They are mentioned several times as living in or near Canaan since the time of Abraham to the time of Ezra after the return from the Babylonian exile. Heth is a son of Canaan, a son of Ham. Making them blood relatives of Cush and Nimrod.
At the southwest base of Mount Hermon was a place called Panias (modern day Banias) by the Greeks after the time of Alexander the Great. In the New Testament it is called which was Caesarea Philippi. The word Panias in Greek meant that the place was devoted as a center of worship to All the Gods. On the northeast section of this divine mountain was the principal city of Damascus whose residents in ancient times looked directly toward Mount Hermon as the center of their religious beliefs. Thisvery mountain was believed to be in the eyes of most early peoples on earth as being the most important of all mountains in the world.
Mount Hermon, to the ancients, was called the “Gateway to Heaven.” Dr Mock notes that ancient reports of claim divine emissaries as inter-dimensional beings could be seen moving from one dimension to another. It we take their testimony literally, they could see beings, that they called angels or “Watchers”, appear out of nowhere and disappear as though they were walking through a “star-gate.” Here on this mount called Hermon these “Watchers” entered the environment of this planet earth and then returned back to the heavens. (This idea of a stargate has credence both scientifically and within Sumerian texts and is also mentioned in the Book of Revelation. We will look into this in a up coming segment in our series – In the Shadow of the Apocalypse).
The Book of Deuteronomy stated that the ancients called Hermon by a name more ancient than that known to the people of Israel –Sirion and Senir.
“Thus we took the land at that time from the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the wadi of Arnon to Mount Hermon (Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir)..” (Deuteronomy 3:8-9)
Biblical historians and archeologists have long believed that the plain of Shinar referred to Mesopotamia, in the region of today’s Iraq and Iran. But a re-examination of the word Shinar – reveals that it’s reference may be to a geographical area extending beyond Mesopotamia.
Senir is a linguistic variation of Shinar. The Septuagint renders the Hebrew Shinar as Sennaar in Greek. The etymology or meaning of the name Shinar is obscure but Jones’ Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names derives it from
שער. The root idea is to split open, to break through. The Hebrew word shaar is derived from this root. Shaar means gate.
Shinar may also refer to the Fertile Crescent whose swath extends from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea and Egypt’s Nile River. This cresent includes Sumer, Syria, Lebanon, and the land of Canaan. We know from scripture that Canaan was part of Nimrod’s Empire:
And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar). All these joined together in the vale of Siddim (the same is the Salt Sea). Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled. And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, and the Zuzim in Ham, and the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim, and the Horites in their mount Seir, unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness. And they returned, and came to En-mishpat (the same is Kadesh), and smote all the country of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, that dwelt in Hazazon-tamar. And there went out the king of Sodom, and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (the same is Zoar); and they set the battle in array against them in the vale of Siddim; against Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goiim, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings against the five. (Genesis 14:1-9)
Amraphel is believed to be either a desendant of Nimrod or Nimrod himself (the Book of Jasher). Amraphel is named first in the passage, establishing his importance. Though Sodom and Gomorrah are under the supervision of Chedorlaomer, Amraphel/Nimrod is over all.
Here at Mount Hermon, we find the ancient stargate where the Watchers, spoken of in the ancient texts, came down from the heaven. Based on the above research, we would have to suggest, that Damascus is part of Nimrod’s kingdom in the Land of Shinar.
Genesis noted that Nimrod’s empire had it’s beginning in Babel (Babylon) Erech, Accad, and Calneh. But that empire extended farther than Mesopotamia:
“The king Nimrod reigned securely, and all the earth was under his control, and all the earth was of one tongue and words of union. And all the princes of Nimrod and his great men took counsel together; Phut, Mitzraim, Cush, and Canaan with their families, and they said to each other, “Come let us build ourselves a city and in it a strong tower, and its top reaching heaven. And we will make ourselves famed, so that we may reign upon the whole world…” (the Book of Jasher 9:20-21).
In Zechariah 5 we found that the corrupt world monetary sytem was referred to in Hebrew as an singular eye whose final designation is the land of Shinar. We know from our past research that the Illuminati Network is controlled by international bankers who control the nations of the world. One of there primary symbols is the Eye of Horus, featured prominently on the American Great Seal Reverse. This illuminati symbol refers to the Great Architect of the Freemason’s and is also identified with Hiriam Abiff and and even older builder of antiquity – Nimrod. Mount Hermon, which sits in the midst of the land of Hadrach, was known in antiquity by a derivative form of Shinar, Senir. Damascus, which is very near Mount Hermon was once known in the Roman empire as the Eye of the East. In relation to both Damascus and the Land of Hadrach, Zechariah 9:1 says that the eye of man should be directed to the Lord.
It appears from all the clues that the Illuminati is headed for Mount Hermon, but why?
America’s 21st Century Wars
Is it possible that the final resting place of the Eye is from where the gods made first contact? At Mount Hermon, known in antiquity as Senir/Shinar? Please note that as I am writting these words, the Illuminati Empire known as America is engaged in an attempt to overthrow the legitimate government of Syria. Why? Certainly it’s not for humanitarian purposes or to overthrow a dictator. The United States has a long history of using and installing dictators for their own nefarious purposes. The Illuminati is searching for something that dates back to antiquity. And it is possible that that search began some years ago in Iraq.
The world’s deepest secrets all can be traced back to Sumer. Today, it is known as Iraq. The Sumerian culture appeared literally from nowhere more than 6,000 years ago and before it strangely vanished, it had greatly influenced life as far east as the Indus River, which flows from the Himalayas through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea, and the Nile of the later Egyptian kingdoms.
Virtually nothing was known about the Sumerians until about 150 years ago when archeologists, began to dig into the strange mounds which dotted the countryside in southern Iraq. Beginning with the discovery of Sargon II’s palace near Khorsabad in 1843, archeologists found buried cities, palaces, artifacts and thousands of clay tablets detailing every facet of Sumerian life. By the late 1800s, Sumerian had been recognized as an original language and was being translated. Their knowledge of the heavens was both amazing and puzzlingat the same time.The whole concept of spherical astronomy, including the 360-degree circle, the zenith, the horizon, the celestial axis, the poles, the ecliptic, the equinoxes arose suddenly in Sumer.
The origin of 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute is not arbitrary, but designed around a sexagesimal (based on the number 60) system. The modern zodiac was a Sumerian creation based on their 12 gods. They used it to chart a great precessional cycle – the division of the 360-degree view from the Earth’s North Pole during its 12-month orbit around the sun into 12 equal parts – or houses – of 30 degrees each.
The question which the scientists have avoided is this: how could the Sumerians, whose civilization only lasted 2,000 years, possibly have observed and recorded a celestial cycle that took 25,920 years to complete? And why did their civilization begin in the middle of a zodiac period? Is this a clue that their astronomy was a legacy from the gods?” asked author Alford.
Despite today’s knowledge, the general public still has been taught little about this first great human civilization which suddenly materialized in Mesopotamia. That secrecy is by purpose. It may well have been this interest in Sumerian technology that prompted certain U.S. leaders with secret society connections to desire sending troops into Iraq in 2003.
ABC News reported nearly 400 ancient Sumerian artifacts were discovered in Iraq in 1999 in the southern Iraqi town of Basmyiah, about 100 miles south of Baghdad. The Iraqi New Agency said the objects ranged from animal and human-shaped “toys” to cuneiform tablets and even “ancient weapons”.
At least one cylinder seal depicted a tall person thought to represent the ancient King Gilgamesh, who is thought to have been a hybrid Nephilim. The antiquities were dated to about 2500 B.C., said excavation team leader Riyadh al-Douri. Further discoveries in Iraq in 2002 and early 2003 were made using digital mapping technology. This equipment also located a structure in the middle of the Euphrates River which Fassbinder’s team believed to be the tomb of Gilgamesh, the ancient king who claimed to be two-thirds god and only one-third human.
The new discoveries were added those stored in the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, which had been closed to the public since the first Gulf War in 1991. Scholars around the world lamented the loss of priceless antiquities in that nation. had previously lamented the loss of ancient artifacts and writings because of the 1991Gulf War and subsequent embargo of Iraq.
By mid-2002, President George W. Bush was clearly intent on invading Iraq despite assurances from United Nations chief weapons inspector Hans Blix, the International Atomic Energy Agency and even Scott Ritter, who had resigned as the U.S. weapons inspector, that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction. President Bush who pronounced, “If the United Nations won’t act, if Saddam won’t disarm, we will lead a coalition to disarm him.”
On March 20, 2003, U.S. forces crossed Iraqi’s borders. Unlike previous military campaigns where armies captured key cities, then consolidated their forces before moving on to the next objective, US forces made a bee line for Baghdad, bypassing most of the country. Once the capital was in American hands by late April 2003, at least 50,000 priceless artifacts and tablets were taken from the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad by looters. Evidence indicated that some of these looters were highly organized with an agenda of their own. Despite prior attempts to alert American military officers of the danger of losing artifacts dating back 7,000 years, American authorities failed to prevent the wholesale looting of humankind’s most ancient treasures.
“It was my impression that the Department of Defense had made provisions for the safeguarding of monuments and museums,” lamented Maxwell Anderson, president of the Association of Art Museum Directors. Anderson was among a group that in January 2003 alerted Pentagon and State Department officials to the importance of these antiquities. Furthermore, according to an Associated Press report, the thieves had keys to the museum and its vaults. Gibson said what appeared to be random looting actually was a carefully planned theft.
“It looks as if part of the theft was a very, very deliberate, planned action,” he said. “They were able to obtain keys from somewhere for the vaults and were able to take out the very important, the very best material. I have a suspicion it was organized outside the country. In fact, I’m pretty sure it was.” “I believe they were people who knew what they wanted,” noted Dr. Dony George, head of the Baghdad National Museum. “They had passed by the gypsum copy of the Black Obelisk. This means that they must have been specialists. They did not touch the copies.” “Glass cutters not available in Iraq were found in the museum and a huge bronze bust weighing hundreds of pounds… would have required a fork lift to remove it indicate that well organized professional cultural thieves were mixed in with the mob,” noted Christopher Bollyn of the American Free Press.
The fact that some display cases were empty without being broken indicated that some of the precious materials may have been taken out prior to the arrival of the looters. “It was almost as if the perpetrators were waiting for Baghdad to fall to make their move,” commented a writer for BusinessWeek. All this was confirmed by Col. Matthew Bogdanos in early 2004.
Col. Bogdanos headed an investigation of the looting as deputy director for the Joint Interagency Coordination Group originally assigned to seek out weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. After gaining permission from General Tommy Franks, the group probed the museum looting. In an interview published in the January/February issue of Archeology, Col. Bogdanos was asked what is still missing from the Iraqi National Museum. He replied:
“You have the public gallery from which originally 40 exhibits were taken. We’ve recovered 11. Turning to the storage rooms, there were about 3,150 pieces taken from those, and that’s almost certainly by random and indiscriminant looters. Of those, we’ve recovered 2,700. So there’s about 400 of these pieces, excavated pieces, missing. “The final group is from the basement. The basement is what we’ve been calling the inside job. And I will say it forever like a mantra: it is inconceivable to me that the basement was breached and the items stolen without an intimate insider’s knowledge of the museum. From there about 10,000 pieces were taken. We’ve only recovered 650, approximately.”
When the looting began on April 17, 2003, one Iraqi archaeologist summoned U.S. troops to protect the national museum. Five Marines accompanied the man to the museum and chased out some looters by firing shots over their heads. However, after about 30 minutes, the soldiers were ordered to withdraw and the looters soon returned.
Apparently the only building in Baghdad to receive full American protection was the Ministry of Oil.
“Not since the Taliban embarked on their orgy of destruction against the Buddhas of Bamiyan and the statutes in the museum of Kabul – perhaps not since World War II – have so many archaeological treasures been wantonly and systematically smashed to pieces,” reported British newsman Robert Fisk, who toured the museum shortly after the incident. The preventable looting prompted three members of the White House Cultural Property Advisory Committee to resign, disgusted that the alerted American military had failed to protect the Mesopotamian treasures.
“This tragedy was not prevented, due to our nation’s inaction,” wrote committee chairman Martin E. Sullivan in his resignation letter.
It has been widely reported that Saddam Hussein believes himself to be the reincarnation of the King Nebuchadnezzar, who performed wondrous achievements in construction such as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in an attempt to communicate with ancient Mesopotamian gods from the heavens.
To further this attempt, the Book of Daniel states that Nebuchanezzar built a tall narrow structure of gold 27 meters high and 2.7 meters wide near Babylon but it was ineffective. When three Hebrew scholar/priests who had been appointed by the prophet Daniel to administrate over Babylon , Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, refused to serve his gods, they were thrown into a nearby crucible. But after clothing themselves in hats, coats and “other garments,” the trio survived the fire.
Oddly enough, when Nebuchanezzar checked to see if the three were dead, he said, “Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Although no further mention is made of this fourth god-like person, the three Israelites were honored by the king and prospered under his kingship. Obviously, there is something much more to gold than ornamental jewelry and wealth.
Could the millennia-long veneration of gold have more to do with ancient knowledge of its intrinsic power than with its monetary worth? Could Saddam Hussein have been working on unlocking the secrets of the white power gold? Could the possibility that he might succeed have contributed to the rush to war with Iraq? And did that still-unfinished war have something to do with gaining control over recently-discovered knowledge, and perhaps even technology that might undo the modern monopolies in religion and technology?
Dr. Michael E. Salla, who has taught at American University in Washington, D.C., the Australian National University in Canberra and George Washington University, believes this is indeed the case.
“[C]ompeting clandestine government organizations are struggling through proxy means to take control of ancient extraterrestrial (ET) technology that exists in Iraq,” he wrote in a 2003 research study.
The recent discovery of exotic monatomic elements, the ages-long quest for both gold and its alchemical secrets, ancient texts that speak of life-giving powder and the proximity of Iraq to the source of knowledge concerning this certainly provides one possible motive for the invasion and looting of Iraq.