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    Philip of Macedon - Father of a Saint

    I know when some people read this they will understand how all myths in the Bible and other cult Scriptures come to pass. They will see how those Scriptures are made to be what they become. Many will ask if Moses (for whom we have no physical evidence or archaeologic record of having lived), might even be a total fabrication. Hopefully they will learn what codes and esoterics are in those books which had to be coded to keep knowledge for the few who used it over the many.

    I also know the truly ignorant who do not really read their own Scriptures or research the people in those books of men, will say I must be a liar. However, it is they who lie and deceive as well as perpetrate further fraud, war and misogyny. Needless to say Moses did not write the Pentateuch or Hebrew Bible.

    More important to those people is the fact that they have the opportunity to take the scales off their eyes and souls and truly know what great wisdom can be gained through living the life that people in the family of Jesus (Merovingians) have lived for at least ten millennia.

    "6. THE HISTORY OF THE BLESSED MEN WHO LIVED IN THE DAYS OF JEREMIAH THE PROPHET, AND VISION OF ABBA GERASIMUS (PARIS MS. 146). This refers to the Sages or Brahmins whom Alexander is supposed to have visited in India or in Taprobane (Ceylon), and who are visited in this romance by St Gerasimus. There is also an episode of Alexander and a scarlet cloak, an emblem of sovereignty which he took from the Jews as "King of the World", but after three days put it off, saying: "Thy will be done, O God, my God."

    A HISTORY OF ALEXANDER INCLUDED IN THE SUMMARY OF GENERAL HISTORY BY JOHN MADABBA, KNOWN AS JOHN OF NIKIU IN EGYPT, TRANSLATED INTO ETHIOPIC FROM ARABIC BY JOHN OF KALYUB, IN 1602. This version was translated into French by Zotenburg, Paris 1876, into English by Charles, 1916.


    THE CHRISTIAN ROMANCE OF ALEXANDER

    The "Christian Romance" of Alexander is an original Ethiopian work, not a translation. Budge rendered it in English from an Ethiopic manuscript in the British Museum (Oriental 827). He was unable to ascertain either the date or the author. Alexander the Great is here likened to Elijah and Elisha, the prophets, and to John the Baptist, for virtue, humility, fasting and prayer. Therefore he was given dominion over a thousand kingdoms. The book opens with this inscription:

    "In the name of God Almighty, the triune God, the God of olden time who never had a beginning, the God of after time who shall never come to an end, we begin to write this book of the exploits of Alexander the King, the beloved one of God; may his prayers and blessings be with him that loveth him. Amen."

    Exhortations follow to love God and to live virtuously, to every man to content himself with one wife, to every woman to be faithful to her husband. These homilies, which are combined with references to Biblical characters from Adam and Eve onward and many Scriptural quotations, serve as the introduction to an allegorical and wholly imaginary account of the exploits of Alexander.

    It is here told that his father was Philip of Macedon, "unto whom had been given the spirit of prophecy and who knew what would come to pass long before it happened, being wont to make observations with the astrolabe, an instrument for taking the altitude of the sun."

    Having inherited wealth from his father and a kingdom from the sovereign of Kelkedon, Alexander served God and overthrew idols, and "went about doing battle with unclean nations". His position is stated thus:

    "Now Alexander first of all shaped aright the actions of his body, and then God Almighty shaped for him aright the things which concerned his soul; and Alexander shaped aright the Kingdom of his Lord unto the ends of the earth, and then God Almighty became his helper in everything he asked from Him."

    We are told that Alexander journeyed to the land of the nations whose kings were Gog and Magog, "viper and serpent nations who were generations of fiends and devils", with faces of dogs and hands of men, and tails of lions, wings of eagles, teeth of swine, "which eat the flesh of every animal and devour whatever they find, trees, bark and roots, rejecting nothing". There were twelve tribes of people with faces of animals, bulls, crocodiles, bears, elephants, buffaloes, caterpillars, eagles, who were devourers of men, who drank water and blood and fed on clean and unclean meat.

    The country of these terrible tribes was precipitous and rugged, misty and dark, with hail and clouds and frost and snow. It reached to the land of darkness, and there was a place of going forth from it, "through which those nations were wont to go out to war with the children of men".

    The sight of that country troubled the soul of Alexander; he wished neither to hear the sound of the voices of these people, nor to see their tribes. "So he covered his face and grieved, for they were a generation of vipers which had no fear in them." Nevertheless, it is written: "God Almighty in the abundance of His mercy put into their hearts fear and trembling" when they heard the sound of Alexander's horn.

    As they were gathered together in the narrow pass which led out of their country Alexander was able to set up a gate of brass, to preclude their egress, and to seal it "with a threefold seal, which could never be broken" "until God Almighty should desire to bring them forth by His decree, to make an end of the world after the coming of Antichrist."

    Now Alexander prayed that "inasmuch as the generations of the children of men were weary", they might not again be terrified by "the faces of these terrible peoples or by their bitter words". And it was plain to him that, having "prayed in pureness, power had been given unto him".

    He journeyed till he arrived at a citadel built by the children ofJaphet of adamant, stone, brass, iron and lead, the height of which was 30 cubits. It was fitted "with every kind of strong work and contrivance", but because of the wickedness of the inhabitants they had all died in a single night. It had been their custom to close the gates of the citadel and to dance all day and all night to the sound of brass musical instruments, organs, pipes, flutes, horns and drums which they had made "with wheels and pulleys and levers and a host of cunning contrivances. Brass figures of men and women continued dancing even when the people stopped." The roofs of the houses were of gold and silver decorated with precious ornaments; the utensils and vessels of great value in the city were innumerable.

    Alexander camped for eight days outside the walls of the citadel; then he ordered his soldiers to surround it and make an entry. The soldiers could find no means of doing so. No men answered their summons; the gates were all locked and bolted. The soldiers returned to Alexander, telling him they had heard most wonderful music; the people inside the city were singing songs to the sound of drums, organ, flutes and pipes.

    Alexander therefore commanded that lofty trees be felled and ladders made whereby the soldiers could ascend the walls and see into the city.

    When some of the soldiers climbed to the battlements and saw the figures dancing to the music, they cried, "Good and excellent", and straightway fell down on their faces into the citadel from whence they could not return. When other soldiers climbed up the ladders, the same thing happened.

    Eventually, Alexander himself mounted to the battlements to discover why his soldiers did not return. He saw the amazing mechanical contrivances, the brass figure of a man to which the other brass figures of men and women were dancing, clapping their hands, shuffling their feet, blowing the horns, beating the drums and playing all the other musical instruments. He knew that these contrivances were of brass with no breath of life in them. "They were only vain things which were moved from beneath by levers and wheels". He saw on the inner side of the battlements steps leading down into the city, and measured the distance thereto with his eye. The soldiers had not been able to see the mechanical contrivances without throwing themselves headlong into the city; but Alexander cautiously returned to the ladder and descended by the way he had climbed.

    He brought up to the battlements "three chosen men", who were blindfolded that they might not see the dancing figures. He guided them with ropes and directed them until they had descended by steps leading down to the ground within and had groped along the walls to the gates and opened them.

    cont'd in the next post - the link that follows corroborates in a book what is said here.

    Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life

    https://books.google.ca/books?isbn=1139576534

    Thomas R. Martin, ‎Christopher W. Blackwell - 2012 - ‎History
    There, he became “the believing Alexander,” a pious worshipper of God and a promoter of peace. In some versions, he was even made a Christian saint.
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    "Alexander then entered the citadel, a perilous place, girt about by fire and water, chains and precipitous places. He found within the walls an inscription foretelling his own arrival 170 years after the former inhabitants had died of a pestilence, and warning him of the dangers to be encountered therein, "a place of suffocation", "a gulf" and "an abyss".

    Alexander, having braved these dangers and examined "the places of ambush", gave directions by which "his chosen men" could follow him safely. "A vast mass of incalculable spoil" was then brought out of the citadel, "gems of great price which shone like lamps in the darkness, jewels gotten in the sea, pearls and chalcedonies and topazes, loads of gold and silver". Every horse and ass was laden and none took goods of lesser worth than gold and silver.

    Alexander examined the brazen figures and the musical instruments "and every kind of mechanical contrivance". "He understood the marvellous thing; he uncovered the ground below it, and saw all the mechanism, the levers and the wheels and the cords."

    When he had bought out in their proper order all these wonderful objects "so that the skill and cunning of the contrivance might not be destroyed", he "wrought a sign" by which serpents were made and set up on the road "to terrify men from coming to the citadel".

    Then Alexander gave thanks to God, and prayed that his undertakings might prosper, and begged that the children of men might be delivered.

    "And the Spirit of God Almighty came upon him, and told him of what had been and what should come to pass, and brought close together the two mountains called Madiken and Kerafteran, leaving a space of but 23 cubits between.

    In that space Alexander set up the images of brass, the organ, the trumpet, the drum and the cymbals, and all the contrivances for music and dancing, and he made a hollow in the ground to enclose the works of brass and the fixtures and fittings and set them up, "even as he had seen them in the citadel of the children of Japhet". He sealed all this "with three seals and laid three enchantments upon it", so that no man should be able to work against it successfully, either by arts and crafts or mechanical contrivances.

    Thus the musical instruments and the brazen images remain there, "playing and dancing until this day".

    When the serpents heard the music they were terrified and fled to the ends of the earth. When they returned to gnaw away the mountains and remove the brazen figures, they heard the sound of the trumpet, and imagined Alexander the King was there. A boundless fear and trembling seized them; they fled to the ends of the earth and there they dwell until this present day. Alexander now turned to complete the great city of Alexandria, in Egypt, which he had previously founded, "and he caused the river of Ethiopia to flow above the city so that the people might drink thereof", and that good food might be brought to the city, and he made sluice gates that the waste and refuse from the city might be carried by the waves into the great sea.

    "He paid gold wages to every man who worked for him, for Alexander was a God-fearing man, and to every man that wrought he gave a golden dinar each day." "


    https://www.marxists.org/archive/pan...iopia/ch14.htm

    I am not sure the word Saint applies in Islam but clearly the historical kings are important prophets or fathers in it. The Alexander Romance or Ethiopic scriptures are more relevant to Islam it would appear. There is controversy over who is what character in the Qu'ran as we find en.wikipedia saying this. " Generally, commentators have been of the opinion that Dhul-Qarnayn is actually Alexander the Great. However, some characteristics of Dhul-Qarnain described in the Quran, it has been argued, are not applicable to the historical Alexander. The fact that the Alexander-as-Dhul-Qarnay theory actually refers to the semi-mythical Alexander described in the Alexander Romance makes the connection even more problematic for some Islamic scholars. In recent years some commentators are inclined to believe that Dhul-Qarnain was actually Cyrus The Great, an ancient king of Achaemenid Persia."
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    The following link mentions Hecateus was the first to use the word 'keltoi' in 500 BCE. I doubt that for many reasons including the word Celt is a roman epithet to diminish the 'kelts' and earlier cultures they stole and fought from and with. When was the first time 'Celt' was used to describe a people rather than the hammered tool made from early alloying caused in fires like those set to cause rock to break and release gold or gems? That is called Spalling and it was probably used before Dolni Vestonici double kiln technology and ceramic making in 27,000 BCE. Hammered tool - in case you do not know, is synonymous with a drunken lout. That is the kind of history that survived Empire and was still being written by Hume in the era of Gibbon who wrote the definitive book on Rome. That is what books used in schools still pass along as fact.

    Though the following says we have many ancient historians and geographers and books they wrote - they do not. The works of Poseidonius are quoted by others and I think his originals were too instructive about the origins of actual inventions and culture so they had to be destroyed. His work is quoted by Herodotus who was ridiculed for writing fictions (now proven by archaeology - Amazons and Sybaris are examples). Then there is the usual matter of journalists writing things to appease or please their masters or employers. The Senchus Mor told the history of the Kelts for 25,000 years and thus it was a primary target for elimination and doctoring by the likes of St. Patrick who we have proof did just that. Strabo wrote that the Kelts of Iberia had a 7500 year written history. Roma and Greece were not even glints in the eyes of the Phoenician Keltoi in this era.

    "The Celts of the distant north have not yet taken to writing, but we have many accounts of people who have been to their lands or who have talked to people who have. The Carthaginian Himilcar was one of the first people to leave an account of the area. Hecataeus of Miletus (c 500B.C.), an early geographer and writer, was the first to use the term "Keltoi". His works are quoted by the later Herodotus (c. 450 B.C.). Pytheas of Massalia (4th century B.C.) spoke of an island called Brettanike. He travelled there and possibly beyond around 310 - 306 B.C. Theopompus' 4th century B.C. account of Philip II of Macedon includes his contacts with the Keltoi. Hieronymus of Cardia and Phylarchus, both of the 3rd century B.C., wrote about the customs of the Keltoi. Marinus wrote about the Keltoi in the 1st century B.C. Poseidonius' first-hand account of Gaul in the 1st century B.C. is much quoted by Diodorus Siculus (1st century B.C.), and Strabo (25 A.D.). There is also a copy of a Greek inscription in Upper Egypt (185 B.C.) that tells how some mercenaries with Greek names caught a fox or jackal. From the inscription it is obvious that the mercenaries were, in fact, Keltoi."

    http://www.peiraeuspubliclibrary.com/history.html

    It is wise to also remember that English did not exist until about a thousand years later and many spellings even in the time of Skake-hes-spear (yes, one of 17 spellings at the time he was alive) were the norm. I could be funny and say the same is true today for most eubonics and twitter types.

    And the hits just keep on coming! History is a web of lies where people call other people ignorant or unable to write or travel, or even think and be conscious (John Locke and the Pope during the heathen invasion of paradise). But the people before the second millennium BCE in this report traveled and traded in the whole area from Egypt to Denmark.

    "After taking a new look at a pair of ancient cobalt beads, archaeologists now believe these Bronze Age artifacts may have been manufactured in the same workshop as the blue glass on King Tut’s death mask.


    If that’s the case, an extensive trade network likely ran from ancient Denmark to Egypt and Mesopotamia around 3,400 years ago, the researchers say.


    For the research, an international team of Danish and French archaeologists used a technique called plasma-mass spectrometry to analyze the chemical composition of 23 glass beads dating back to between 1400 and 1100 B.C. The set of beads was unearthed from Danish graves in the late 19th century.


    The analysis revealed that two cobalt beads in the set contained the same trace elements as glass made in Egypt around the same time, which suggests they came from the same region. In fact, the researchers say the new discovery is the first Egyptian cobalt glass that has been found outside the Mediterranean area."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/1...n_6323680.html


    Maybe it is the first called Egyptian but Merovingian glass was archaeologically unearthed at Glastonbury.
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