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Secrets Showing An Advanced Technology in
Ancient Hebrew Civilization
Did you know that near Haifa, in Israel, there was found an ancient glass block which weighed… wait for it - 88 tons!
There are only two masses of glass larger than this. Both are the casts for the huge mirrors of the Mount Palomar telescopes.
We’re told, of course, that the ancient Hebrews were just "backward" nomadic people who settled in Palestine long ago. Backward, just like all the nations around them. Compared with us.
All right, then – and please forgive my curiosity: I have a question.
How did those early Hebrews (or their neighbours the Phoenicians) develop the enormous amount of heat necessary to melt the ingredients into this enormous mass of glass? Obviously, this block is inexplicable except with reference to a superior technology.
You are in for a treat. Secrets of a lost technology are literally screaming at us!
On the question of surprises from the past, I have a startling report for you. It’s called Dead Men’s Secrets. But I’ll tell you about that later.
Metallurgy in History of Ancient Israel
From physical discoveries down close to the Gulf of Aqaba, there is evidence that during the reign of Solomon, king of Israel, large smelting operations were carried on at Eziongeber, not far from present day Eilat. This is close to where great ocean going ships were built for Solomon’s combined Red Sea fleet with the Phoenicians.
You can be sure of this. The Ancient Hebrew Civilization, according to archaeological finds, attained periods of considerable luxury – at least in certain quarters… as evidenced by chairs of ebony, inlaid with ivory and lupis lazuli, as well as beds and ornaments of color-stained ivory along with floors and doors overlaid with gold.
You may be aware that King Solomon, in alliance with Hiram, a king of the Phoenicians, sent "ships of Tarshish" around the world in search of gold, silver, and other precious commodities.
So suddenly we find gold and silver in such abundance in Jerusalem, that Solomon "made silver to be in Jerusalem as stones… for abundance." (1 Kings 10:22)
Let me take a moment to tell you something about…
Solomon’s Breathtaking Temple
The tremendous wealth that poured into Israel from these global expeditions can be appreciated to some extent when we reflect on the magnificence of Solomon’s Temple.
It has been calculated that this famous building contained 86 tons of gold and 126 tons of silver. Today, we talk in mere ounces of gold!
And you wouldn’t believe the technological expertise involved.
The first book of Kings reports that Solomon’s Temple "was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building." (1 Kings 6:7)
I’m going to let you in on a secret. Some of those massive stones were actually as long as a bus… from 10 to 40 feet long by 6 feet wide. At least one of them weighed approximately 445 tons. They were pre-cut, then transported from the quarry and slid into place so accurately that it would be difficult to find the seams.
The splendor of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem would defy comprehension. Nowhere on the face of this planet did a structure of such size and beauty command the awe of man. Travellers from many lands would come great distances just to set eyes on this temple, never to be disappointed.
Its array of shining metals and precious stones was dazzling beyond belief.
You would be amazed at the luxury lavished upon this enormous structure. The Temple featured planks of cedar and cypress – fir trees hand-crafted to expose their elegant grains. Do you know, the entire structure was overlaid on the inside with gold. Precious stones of onyx and marble were seen in abundance.
Silver, brass and iron were used in the Temple. Outer courtyards and inner chambers were adorned with high-reaching palm trees and colourful flowers.
From Ancient Britain to Israel!
And here’s another surprise for you…
Did you know that the ancient British helped to adorn Solomon’s Temple?
Using modern equipment capable of determining very precisely the isotopic content of different metals, it has been shown that the lead used in drainpipes in the area of Solomon’s Temple came from the Mendip Hills in Somerset, Britain.
You see, this type of analysis is made possible because lead samples from different locations contain varying amounts of the isotopes of lead, resulting from the decay of radioactive materials.
Similarly with tin. The Temple was adorned with plenty of bronze, and this alloy was made by adding tin to copper in the smelting. The presence of tin caused the copper to become much harder and less easily tarnished.
It was British tin that was used by Solomon. The date was around 1000 BC.
From Ancient America to Israel?
But let me share with you another surprise…
Votan, the first historian of the Maya, who lived around 1000 BC, records at least four visits which he made from the land of the Maya in Central America, to his former home. Votan had come originally from the Phoenician city of Chivim. This was on the eastern Mediterranean coast, some distance north of Israel.
He states that on one of these trips to Phoenicia he visited a great city wherein a magnificent temple was in the course of erection.
Now I’d like to ask you a question. Could it have been Solomon’s Temple that visitors from as far away as the Americas came to see? An Israelite record does say that "all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Solomon." (2 Chronicles 9:23)
But, you ask, where are the records of all these ancient voyages? Is there really evidence of widespread, intentional (not accidental) world travel? You will be blown away at the evidence I’ve been gathering for you.
In my special Dead Men’s Secrets report, you will see a large section on the worldwide exploits of ancient seamen. Fiction couldn’t challenge your imagination more. And yet you will see fact after fact, story after story, about the lives and discoveries of a people thousands of years ago.
But now into another aspect of Hebrew civilization…
Oliver Wendell Holmes, in a published paper in 1843, warned doctors that puerperal, or child-bed fever, was being carried by them from postmortem corpses to pregnant women.
After presenting impressive evidence to support his conclusion, he then strongly suggested that physicians stop taking an active part in autopsies of puerperal fever, if they are later to attend cases of midwifery.
Holmes also recommended that doctors frequenting such postmortem exams should change their clothes and wait a certain period of time before they perform their obstetric duties.
His findings had little effect on the medical community. You see, at that time, the link between bacteria and contagion was still unknown.
And in this connection I want to tell you about the tragic story of Ignaz Semmelweis. This physician was heading a maternity ward at a famous teaching hospital in Vienna in the early 1840s. Like Holmes, he became aware that child-bed fever was being conveyed by doctors who examined dead bodies.
Each morning students and doctors would perform autopsies on bodies of dead women who were struck by the dreaded disease. Later, with unclean hands, they would make pelvic examinations in the obstetrical ward. As a result, many of those looked at, died.
Not surprising, you say.
The hospital doctors attributed their deaths to constipation, delayed lactation, poisoned air and fear.
Semmelweis knew better. He reasoned that some deadly substance was being transferred from his staff to the patients.
He ordered all personnel to thoroughly wash their hands after their postmortem activities. As he expected, the death rate was drastically reduced.
But the students and doctors did not appreciate this outcome. They belittled and denounced him for compelling them to wash all the time. And when his contract was up for renewal, he found himself without a job.
After he left, his successor threw out the wash basins. And you can guess what followed. Naturally, the mortality rate soared back to its original high.
Dr. Semmelweis went to work for a hospital in Budapest, his home town. He again instituted the practice of washing hands.
Again he was faced with bitter opposition and contempt from his colleagues. Inevitably, the pressure put upon him and the needless pain that he witnessed led to his commitment to a mental institution, where he died.
These are the rewards that the biased medical establishment bestowed upon him for his outstanding efforts.
Doesn’t it surprise you that this occurred as recently as the 1800s?
But I have news for you.
As reluctant as medical science has been in advancing effective methods for controlling contagion, it is utterly remarkable that 3,500 years ago the Hebrews practised sanitary measures that were not only superior to those proposed by Holmes and Semmelweis, but they were even up to par with 21st century standards, if not better in some respects.
Karl Sudhoff, a famous medical historian, said that two of the greatest hygienic advancements of mankind have their beginnings with the early Hebrews: the weekly day of rest and the direct prophylaxis of disease.
You are about to learn of an incredibly advanced medical and health knowledge in the Ancient Hebrew Civilization. Let me give you these examples:
Amazing Food Laws
Did you know that the ancient Hebrew Scriptures recorded dietetic principles which are only now – in your lifetime and mine - being recognised by science.
This information included the superiority of fruit, nuts, grains and green vegetables for optimum health; it is stated that when man was set up in his ideal state that was his diet. (Genesis 1:29)
Later, as flesh foods were adopted, there was outlined a detailed classification of meats fit and unfit for human consumption. (Leviticus chapter 11; Deuteronomy 14:2; Leviticus 7:4,19)
As you peruse the old records you will discover that the Hebrews were allowed to eat fish with fins and scales, and herbivorous, ruminant animals. Birds of prey and carnivorous beasts are unclean in their eating habits; therefore, they are more susceptible to disease than the clean domesticated stock.
But did you know that warnings were given against the consumption of animal fats and blood? (Leviticus 7:23,26-27) Medical authorities today recognise that fat stored in a carcass contains a high concentration of toxic waste. You are probably also aware that if there is any disease in a dead animal, it infects the blood throughout the body.
You may find these other instructions interesting:
It is true that scholars believe these laws of the Ancient Hebrew Civilization were for religious reasons: that those who were unclean were not fit to approach God. I will give them no argument. This is exactly what they were intended to be on a superficial level.
But their real purpose was to improve the health of the people. The health benefits that accrue to people living under the mandate of these laws have been demonstrated time and again.
I want to tell you about some amazing quarantine laws of the Ancient Hebrew Civilization.
Individuals infected with various skin diseases were outlawed from the community. Did you know that there were regulations for disinfection after quarantine? The victim shaved his hair, washed himself and his clothes and used antiseptics – blood, hyssop, scarlet and cedar wood. (Leviticus chapters 13 and 14)
Does this sound sort of familiar to you?
Surprisingly, almost the same steps are taken in modern times. Hair and body are washed. Clothing is sterilized and antiseptics are administered.
It is significant that the deadly European plagues of the Dark Ages were brought under control by following the quarantine and other rules laid down in the biblical writings of the book of Leviticus. I tell you, with medicine at such a low point during this period, Jewish doctors were highly esteemed.
While many nations around them suffered sicknesses aggravated by poor hygiene, the Ancient Hebrew Civilization practised superior standards of cleanliness.
You would like a few examples? Here are 16:
Are you shocked? Are you in disbelief that these ancient people had such hygiene laws? Don’t be, because it’s absolutely true. You can check it for yourself!
Antisepsis and sterilization
Today you can also read the ancient rules governing antisepsis and sterilization. These are as modern as tomorrow! (Leviticus chapters 13 and 14; Numbers 31:21-23)
About 1000 BC, David king of Israel wrote: "Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean." (Psalm 51:7) An active ingredient in hyssop is penicillin.
You know, of course, that penicillin has saved countless lives.
Moreover, King David also hinted at what we today know to be the essence of the sugar/phosphate human cellular DNA-helix tapes and their genetic "blueprints": "Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect: and in they book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. (Psalm 139:16)
Circumcision on the 8th day
Circumcision (the male type) is the removal of the excess foreskin over the tip of the penis.
Did you know that in the History of Ancient Israel, circumcision was practised not as a puberty rite, but according to the standards of 21st century medicine – on the eighth day. (Genesis 17:12; Leviticus 12:3)
We begin to see the reason for this, at last. Discoveries have revealed that a newborn baby has a bleeding tendency – until in five to seven days a clotting agent, Vitamin K, is manufactured.
The eighth day is the day when another clotting element, prothrombin, is at its highest level in a human’s entire life – 110 percent of normal! That is why it is better to wait until the eighth day for circumcision. And no anesthetic is needed if the circumcision is done in infancy.
Before that time (especially before the fifth day) a serious post-operative hemorrhage may result, and this may be difficult to control.
So according to modern medicine, circumcision is best performed on an infant, in the eighth day of life.
Most "Modern" Knowledge!
If you’re like me, when you first hear about something like this you probably think it must be some mistake… that the strict Hebrew dietary laws were laid down thousands of years ago by someone who knew all about bacteria, contagion, and even about which day of life the body manufactures Vitamin K and prothrombin!
You ask, how is this possible?
Actually, that’s not all.
There is heaps more to share with you on this subject. In my special Dead Men’s Secrets report, you will see a whole large section on ancient medical knowledge and practice.
"Noiseless" Stone Cutting Machine
But now I am going to let you in on a lost secret of Hebrew technology.
The Ancient Hebrew Civilization possessed a most unusual building tool, if we are to believe Talmudic-Midrashic traditions. Known as the shamir, it was used in the construction of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.
This device – would you believe - was capable of cutting the toughest materials "without friction nor heat", and we are told it was reportedly "noiseless", and could slice through diamonds!
But special precautions surrounded its use: "The shamir may not be put in an iron vessel for safekeeping, nor in any metal vessel; it would burst such a receptacle asunder. It is to be kept wrapped up in a woollen cloth and this in turn is to be placed in a lead basket filled with barley corn."
The shamir was best known by its function as "the stone that cuts rocks", though it was often also referred to as a "worm" or a "serpent".
Judaic tradition concerning the History of Ancient Israel directly associates the shamir with Moses.
You’d be surprised how much of our past has been lost.
That’s right… technology. And you’ll discover more in Dead Men’s Secrets, an astonishing report crammed with lost secrets of the Hebrews and the ancient world.
Indeed, you might well ask, what other ancient scientific secrets are we not told about?
Hold on, there’s more coming.
The ancient Jewish manuscript, The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek, claims that "The house of Solomon the King was illuminated as by day, for in his wisdom he had made shining pearls which were like unto the sun, the moon and the stars in the roof of his house."
This does, of course, harmonise with other legends concerning lightning conductors and past knowledge of electricity in this same region.
Don’t you think it interesting that Solomon himself should have written 3,000 years ago:
"The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
Now I’d like to ask you a question: what else did Solomon know?
You might be forgiven for wondering, how many other "modern" wonders might the Ancient Hebrew Civilization have been familiar with?
Have you heard that story from the Bible, which tells of the visit to King Solomon by somebody called the queen of Sheba? Well, did you know about the discovery of the Ethiopian epic Kebra Nagast (from about 850 BC), which tells that very same story from the other side?
But it goes further.
It records that King Solomon lavished on a visiting Ethiopian queen enormous riches and gifts… "and a vessel wherein one could traverse the air." Carrying a cargo of animals as well as men, via Egypt, it "travelled in one day a distance which [usually] took three months to traverse."
Shocking as that may seem to you, please bear with me if I mention one more claim concerning King Solomon.
In Srinagar, India, is a mountain called Tahkti Suleiman ("Solomon’s Mountain").
Think about that for a moment. Is it not strange that a mountain in far away India should be named Solomon’s Mountain – after a Hebrew king? But can you guess why it received that name? Here’s why:
Muslim tradition declares that King Solomon flew there in a flying machine and arranged for the construction of the temple on the summit.
Now I’d like to ask you another question. Why would we find two different reports, or claims if you wish –FROM TWO DIFFERENT CONTINENTS - one from Africa, the other from Asia, concerning Solomon of Israel and flying machines? Doesn’t that make you wonder?
But, You Say, Didn’t Manned Flight Begin
Surprise! Here’s another thing you should know about the ancient past:
Were you aware that people all over the world have retained separate memories of a period when aviation was a well-known concept? And not only that, but they claim that and flight was a frequent occurrence?
Their writings demonstrate a knowledge of aerodynamics and an awareness of the factors of take-off propulsion, braking and landing.
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