Friday, October 12, 2007

Pieces of The Big Lie


Here is an example of how The Big Lie is perpetrated piece by piece until it accepted as fact. I was building a big post about the various kings that have ruled Israel. I really couldn't remember when the dynasty David had created split and which kingdom was ruled from Jerusalem. I ran across the king Rehoboam who was the last king of the united Israel. Then I linked into InfoPlease:

Rehoboam , in the Bible, last king of the United Monarchy, first king of Judah, son of Solomon. Under him the northern tribes broke away from the rule of Jerusalem and set up a separate kingdom (called Israel) with Jeroboam I as their king. Rehoboam's foolish insolence to the protesting tribespeople is celebrated. In Rehoboam's reign Palestine was invaded by Sheshonk I of Egypt. It is also spelled Roboam.

Searching further I find this split took place around 931 B.C. Palestine, on the other hand, wouldn't even exist for another millenium:

"In AD 135, after putting down the Bar Kochba revolt, the second major Jewish revolt against Rome, the Emperor Hadrian wanted to blot out the name of the Roman "Provincia Judaea" and so renamed it "Provincia Syria Palaestina", the Latin version of the Greek name and the first use of the name as an administrative unit. The name "Provincia Syria Palaestina" was later shortened to Palaestina, from which the modern, anglicized "Palestine" is derived. "

The last line of the InfoPlease entry should read :

"In Rehoboam's reign Judah was invaded by Sheshonk I of Egypt. It is also spelled Roboam. "

Could it be that the modern word 'Jew' is derived from being from the kingdom of Judah?

Now about that pan-arabist/muslim/palestinian claim to Israel as their native homeland...

"The name "Falastin" that Arabs today use for "Palestine" is not an Arabic name. It is the Arab pronunciation of the Roman "Palaestina". Quoting Golda Meir:

The British chose to call the land they mandated Palestine, and the Arabs picked it up as their nation's supposed ancient name, though they couldn't even pronounce it correctly and turned it into Falastin a fictional entity. [In an article by Sarah Honig, Jerusalem Post, November 25, 1995]"


nanc said...

one reason is there is no letter "p" in the arabic - i did a post on this strange phenomenon at longrange last year sometime...cannot remember when...yes, i admit - i have the over-50 selective memory thing going on.

IOpian said...

Somewhere I have quotes from various people about the truth concerning the idea of the 'Palestinian' homeland. I recall one of them being from Assad's daddy that this is no such thing that they were simply Syrian nomads.

Phelonius said...

Dude, you cannot forget that the Arabic speaking peoples have been there for a very long time. I have a good friend whose family lives on the "Mount of Olives." They are Arabic speaking people that follow the Aramaic Church. They speak Aramenian when they go to church. I have me their family, and they are beautiful people.

The Jews spoke a language that is very similar to that spoken by the Arabs, and they are also the sons of Abraham. It is just not right to assume that every body in Jerusalem is either a "Jew" or and "Arab". They have many colors in-between. The hatred that is being sewn does not belong to only one stripe of a semetic language group.

My friend tells me of various things, and they are backed up by other people. I support the Jewish homeland, but I reject the idea that they have always been the most judicious people in the modern age. Has the US always been just? No. Has Israel been just, not always. It is my belief that God will be a sterner judge than I am, and if Israel wants to be just, then they have to better stewards of the land that has been given to them.

IOpian said...

If you follow that 'Golda Meir' link there are some other links. there is a lot of stuff in the other links too. The one I got the quotes from is the one that says 'History and Meaning of Palestine and Palestinians.'

I'm not trying to say who is good or bad but trying to point out that this lie invented in 1967 that the area is the native homeland of these Arabs in Palestine is simply not the full truth and has has very little historical context. I believe Arafat was actually an Egyptian.

There was a Kingdom of Israel and Judea but there never has been a Kingdom of Palestine or a nation with such a name. There is a hebrew language but there is no such language as Palestian and language is a very good measure of the origins and migration of peoples.

I am just barely old enough to remember when the news broadcast used to refer to people of that area as Palestinian Jews and Palestinian Arabs.

The Jews too have a claim to that being their historical homeland and the most telling evidence is the ruins of the second Jewish temple upon which the Al'Aqsa mosque now sits. So this idea that the Jews are somehow 'occupying' Arab land cannot be supported by the historical evidence. And in the Islamic tradition once they conquer an area they consider it forever to be muslim land; a good example being Spain... in generations to come after we are all gone Britain will be added to that list.

And we all know that God has put the Jews to the test and found them wanting in their faith.

This all makes sense when considering that the Bible is full of stories of strife and jealousy between brothers; Cain & Abel,Issac & Ishmael, Jacob & Esau, Joseph and his brothers and the parable of the prodigal son. So I am not surprised that we now find the children of Abraham still fighting over which one Dad likes best and over who has the right to the inheritence all centered around Jersuslaem.

nanc said...

i'm not surprised - it goes on in families of all sorts the world over since the beginning of time.

there is a plan and it is unfolding before our eyes - there is no doubt in my mind that my children (if not myself) will see the end of days as we know them.