From the Valley of the Eight, just south of Mt. Ararat proper, the second population expansion upon Earth spread forth ... and it was not without even older teachings from the Family of Adam about duties to GOD, about the Flood, about plants and their medicinal uses, about pottery and metal working, about mathematics and astronomy. Some modern people suggest that the Sumerians "invented" writing and all those other things claimed on their behalf as "firsts", said to then be copied by Elam, Babylon and Assyria, by the Hittites and Hurrians, by Egypt and Ethiopia. Nonsense. Complete Nonsense. They all had something from Noah in their families already before they erred so gravely at the Bavel Event - when GOD confounded them all after their attempt to build a State to replace family and village with man-made artifices. Artificial "nations" are so prevalent and all-devouring today, that another global Divine Intervention cannot be far off.
That now said, I do wish to restore something from the Sumerians that students of the Truth may well enjoy. There are collections of proverbs and similar "wisdom" writings that come to us from investigations of Sumerian cuneiform fragments and their antecedents from as far back as 2200 BCE. I have first placed here a note called ... is nothing of value? ... in PDF reader below, a 1-page re-statement of what today's scholars call "nothing is of value", and which I suggest that King Solomon the Wise saw in pristine form when he had set his heart upon discovering and distilling wisdoms to pass along to people. This piece is particularly reminiscent of the message in Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) written by King Solomon some 3,000 years ago, thus passing along part of Adam and Noah's Wisdom down to our own generation.
I shall compile a longer note on proverbial teachings that were likewise handed down among the standard Sumerian cuneiform fragments in a later posting. Some similarities with King Solomon the Wise's Book of Proverbs are quite striking, and I am certain the Sumerian forms were among the collections he studied ahead of his final compilations. Some Proverbs of the East might be added as well.
There are further compelling threads of herbal medicine and similar knowledge linking ancient China and India back to the earliest Sumerian, Assyrian, Hittite and Egyptian records of botanical and geo-chemical practices. While such threads are far more time-consuming to distill, I consider them of agreeably broad interest, and will endeavor to post more in due course. My materials include rare translations from cuneiform sources from Ashurbanipal's library and other harder to find texts.
While the collections delta and three briefs (at this site) cover many aspects of the commandments, a man I know prepared a nicely focused text On Wealth, Money and Taxes. It was first published at SGT Report and the PDF can be found at bottom. It starts and ends with Moses great question from Deut 4:8 ... "What great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?"
Some may find it hard to believe that a Paleo-Hebrew Mezuzah (Ten Commandments on Stone) could be found hidden away on a mountain in New Mexico, dating to the time of the Tel Dan and similar Paleo Hebrew inscriptions, around the time of King Solomon the Wise of Israel. And yet the Decalogue Stone in the midst of New Mexico is real. This link to Jeff Benner's page on this subject is a good place to learn about it. This stone suggests stranded seamen of Israel about 2800 years ago could not return to Israel with the gold of Ophir. A man I know has visited the Los Lunas inscription at least twice now, and believes this is linked to the people of Chaco Canyon and other relics in the region. More may be added to this section when he is prepared to say more.
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