History’s History.

By Matthew Petti | History

May 22

The earliest discovered writings of humanity originated in ancient Sumer, Mesopotamia and Egypt dating back to 3000 BC.  These ancient writings mysteriously compare with one another by depicting tales of floods, ancient gods and other mythical references.

This is important because many of the chronicles curiously resemble the earliest Hebrew accounts of Genesis.  The implications are such that monumental events preceded and influenced the earliest known records and led to the to the Hebrew Bible : the first known chronology of history as we know it today.

History AND Religion were once the same discipline of study! They originated together.

This reveals how varied concepts and records were organized and transformed by an authority that was able to garner mass appeal and support.

We won’t delve into the reasons for its popularity, although my book addresses it in detail.  This is just an analysis of the Old Testament and it’s history, of which many are not privy. The earliest 5 books of ancient history known as the Pentateuch of the Hebrew bible were developed over a period of 1000 years and intricately woven together by 600 BC.

We have long been led to believe that the earliest Hebrew Bible was inspired by God, but we can be certain that a constituency, which later become known as the Jewish authority in 600 BC, was a fusion of leaders cemented by control of history’s interpretation for strategic political and economic reasons.

The Middle East, Greece and surrounding regions were areas of  intense power struggles in 1200 BC.  How can we recognize the earliest Jewish Religion as anything more than a powerful entity built upon the control of history’s interpretation?

Close examination of recorded chronologies in biblical text reveals Abram to have preceded the Exodus by almost 1000 years?  This proves the recorded chronology to be a 1000-year historical account written by Moses AFTER the exodus.

Where did he get his information?

An additional 850 years or so transpired after the purported date of the exodus (1440 BC) and before the accounts became collated and finalized into the earliest Pentateuch.

In 600 BC Moses wasn’t alive to explain what had remained of his 1000-yr old scrappy ledgers, which were descriptions of events purported to have occurred 2000 years prior.

This strongly suggests accounts were most likely structured to reflect the opinions of a consortium, whose intent was to make sense of oral traditions, early records and monumental events.

It’s vital to recognize that the Jewish authority of 600 BC was at least 2000 years removed from the depicted events beginning with Shem in the Old Testament, and most likely much longer.

Over time, history’s truth eroded into dogma while the historical authority became a powerful entity.  It’s much easier to retain power when authority persuades its adherents into believing they hold the only answers to God and Truth.

Power is always granted to those whose discoveries change the world, but both truth and power are usurped by the authority born of such discoveries.  Power breeds immorality.

The dawn of alternative historical tradition seemingly emerged from the recognition of history’s importance as a necessary element of power and led to the varying historical tales of Ancient Greece, Egypt and Mesopotamia–the fountainhead of history as we know it today.

Please don’t be predisposed to judgment.  The intent isn’t to dispel the ancient story completely, but rather to remove its presumed infallibility.

Once we remove the presumption, we can find viable solutions to the many ancient mysteries that run counter and are similar to biblical history.

Learn more in this excerpt from Alpha to Omega – Journey to the End of Time.