Simon Brown.

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It is not my purpose to force you to agree or believe with what’s here on my blog but rather to share my research. As the record goes: I'm Just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood. I do not write to share my research because I desire to be rich, famous, or powerful, but because investigating, studying, enquiring exploring, analysing and scrutinising, helps me learn what I don’t know. I simply love seeking, searching and researching, to discover the truth that is so rare, and become full of joy, uncovering the truth of our great GOD, and His Son’s hidden secrets.

I Simon Brown am no longer a Trinitarian, but an independent researcher in no denomination.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15.

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the
SON of God?
1 John 5:5.
NOT GOD OR A TRINITY, but as St john has said: but he that believeth that Jesus is the SON of God? 1 John 5:5.
And as Jesus has said: ETERNAL LIFE is believing His Father GOD is the only ONE TRUE GOD alone. John 17:3. Which is the FIRST commandment one MUST believe. Mark 12:29.
The Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 6:4 says: Hear, Israel: Yahweh is our God; Yahweh is ONE: (PERSON).

Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh, and said, "Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sit [above] the cherubim, YOU ARE THE GOD, EVEN YOU ALONE, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth. 2 Kings 19:15. World English Bible.
Job 23:13: BUT HE ALONE IS GOD, and who can oppose him? God does as he pleases. The HEBREW text actually says GOD IS :בְ֭אֶחָד ḇə-’e-ḥāḏ [UNIQUELY] ONE.

From 2019 I now no longer believe the DEAD are alive in heaven or hell, or that Jesus Pre-Existed His flesh, but was a MAN and the only Begotten SON of his one true GOD, just as He only ever said.
You can see why I now believe Jesus did not Pre-Exist His flesh in my new videos and revised articles on this blog. Seek and you will find said Jesus.
"No responsible NT scholar would claim that the doctrine of the Trinity was taught by Jesus, or preached by the earliest Christians, or consciously held by any writer in the NT" (A.T. Hanson, The Image of the Invisible God).


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Sunday, 30 September 2012

HERE IS WHERE JOHN THE BAPTIST LOST HIS HEAD!


Head of John the baptist.
Salome With the Head of John the Baptist, by Caravaggio, c. 1607 (National Gallery, London). 

Located in Jordan about 15 to 20 miles from and over looking the Dead Sea, roughly 12 miles from the famous place where Moses breathed his last breath at Mount Nebo, was a fortified hilltop palace called Machaerus, in Jordan
Machaerus, in Jordan




                                                                                                                               Machaerus by APAAME 

Built originally in 104 BC-78 BC as stated by Wikipedia, Josephus, The Wars of the Jews 7.6.2. the date varies from different sources.
Machaerus, in Jordan
                                                              Machaerus by APAAME

This place was built by the ruling dynasty of Judea the Hasmonean King, Alexander Jannaeus and destroyed by Pompey's General Aulus Gabinius, Roman statesman and General, supporter of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, in 57 BC, as stated by Wikipedia, Josephus, The Wars of the Jews 1.8.5.
Machaerus, in Jordan
                                                            Machaerus by APAAME

In 30 BC the Roman King Herod came to the throne . He was a complex character, his insecurity in his position led him to be paranoid and obsessive about maintaining his authority. His inner fears led him to order murder and atrocities on a huge scale. As with many figures that rise to power he also had gifts and one of those was that he was known as one of the greatest builders of all human history.   
Machaerus, in Jordan
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If we understand the psychological make up of Herod's character then we have a better understanding of why he ordered the murder of innocent babies. To hear that there was another who would be destined to rule and reign tapped into his deepest fear and once he had pinpointed the place he set in motion his plan to rid himself of this threat to his Kingship. His strategies were varied and included the manipulation of the three wise men as told in Mathew 2.

Herod did of course suffer himself in the end, dying a grisly, slow and ultimately painful death. 

It is said that King Herod built Machaerus which is in Jordan as a military base to safeguard his territories east of the River Jordan. He then gave it to his son  Herod Antipas, in 4BC until 39Ad.

Machaerus became the place where Salome who was both Herod's grand-niece and stepdaughter danced seductively before the drunken King Herod. Her feminine wiles worked and so enthralled was he by her erotic dance Herod then promised her anything she wanted. Salome then, on instruction from her mother Herodias, demanded the Baptist's head on a platter which then was her opportunity for revenge for Johns preaching against her marriage to Herod.
The Head of JOHN THE BAPTIST
The Head of JOHN THE BAPTIST
17 For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison. He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, whom he had married. 18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."  
Mark 6:17 - 19. 

How do we know that John the Baptist was beheaded at Machaerus?

Well, we know a lot about Herod and his sons thanks to our good friend Josephus's books The Jewish Antiquities. The historian Flavius Josephus faithfully recorded in extraordinary detail the life of Herod the Great. 
Josephus on John the Baptist
Josephus gives a full description of Machaerus in The Wars of the Jews 7.6.1, and Jewish Antiquities (book 18, chapter 5, 2) by Flavius Josephus (37-100)
Josephus on John the Baptist 
An account of John the Baptist is found in all extant manuscripts of the Jewish Antiquities (book 18, chapter 5, 2) by Flavius Josephus (37-100):[51]
"Now some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod's army came from God, and that very justly, as a punishment of what he did against John, that was called the Baptist: for Herod slew him, who was a good man, and commanded the Jews to exercise virtue, both as to righteousness towards one another, and piety towards God, and so to come to baptism; for that the washing [with water] would be acceptable to him, if they made use of it, not in order to the putting away [or the remission] of some sins [only], but for the purification of the body; supposing still that the soul was thoroughly purified beforehand by righteousness. Now when [many] others came in crowds about him, for they were very greatly moved [or pleased] by hearing his words, Herod, who feared lest the great influence John had over the people might put it into his power and inclination to raise a rebellion, (for they seemed ready to do any thing he should advise,) thought it best, by putting him to death, to prevent any mischief he might cause, and not bring himself into difficulties, by sparing a man who might make him repent of it when it would be too late. Accordingly he was sent a prisoner, out of Herod's suspicious temper, to Macherus, the castle I before mentioned, and was there put to death. Now the Jews had an opinion that the destruction of this army was sent as a punishment upon Herod, and a mark of God's displeasure to him.
Again we have overwhelming evidence of Bible Archaeology walking side by side with one another including two Biblical Kings as a surviving witness to a time when Jesus walked on the earth. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this article and I pray it has been of interest and that you will be blessed. 

I am Simon Brown, may God bless those who seek him, in Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

"The Truth Behind The Ark." By Val Smith

NOAH'S ARK
NOAH'S ARK
www.realdiscoveries.com.
Announces:
7/14/12 - 
National Geographic Found Hiding "The Truth Behind The Ark"   A review of the producer's unedited version of National Geographic's so-called documentary actually documents that National Geographic knowingly omitted important successful Ark design nautical testing results for the version they aired for public viewing.   This confirms our suspicions in our first review of "The Truth Behind The Ark."    By Val Smith              

 This article was sent by Real Discoveries.org

The Flood Tablets.

The Flood Tablets by Simon Brown.


The Flood Tablets.


HERE WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY ROCK SOLID EVIDENCE OF THE GREAT FLOOD IMPRINTED ON SOLID CLAY
Emma Brown at the British Museum
Emma Brown at the British Museum

The Flood Tablets.

Recently I visited the British Museum to take some photos of the actual coins of King Herod for an article that I was writing about entitled - Is there any evidence of Herod the Great the Biblical King? 
After searching the museum for a couple of hours and then being told the coins may not be on show I realised that was why I could not find them also by then my legs felt like they where about to collapse as I was getting tired.

I still refused to give up looking which turned out to pay off eventually and ended up being the wonderful surprise which I would like to share with you now. It was a surprise that nearly caused my eyes to pop out of my head!!! 

So what was I looking at?
I found my self staring through a glass cabinet with my nose squashed to the front of the glass in amazement.
I wasn't looking at what I came here for but instead I had stumbled upon a broken peace of irregular shaped solid clay which looked like Chinese writing engraved on its surface and just next to it was a little sign saying, This is perhaps the most famous of all, the eleventh tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic, which describes how the Gods sent a flood to destroy the world that had became so evil. 

My thoughts were at this point that as far as I had been aware this story was in the Hebrew book of Genesis told by Moses which I just read may have been written and handed down to Moses by Abraham and his sons.

A man named George Smith, who was the first to decipher the Flood Tablet, was so amazed with what he read on this ancient piece of clay that he ran around the British Museum tearing off his clothes screaming with excitement.

I was staring at the same, very famous, very old piece of clay, 6 inches wide and 3.17 cm (1.25 in) depth. 

It was the oldest surviving Babylonian story ever found and preserved and written in Semitic language (part of the greater Afroasiatic language family) that was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia. 

We know that thousands of these cuneiform tablets were kept in The Assyrian King Ashurbanipal palace at Nineveh. Much of their lives and activities were preserved on these tablets portraying people, animals and goods, letters, legal texts, including myths and legends, hymns, prayers, rituals, dictionaries, contracts, invoices, business and much more.

How were the tablets made?
The ancient world used clay to preserve the stories of their lives and secrets by pressing wedge-shaped symbols consisting of letters on the surface of the clay. We also know some were engraved.

When were the tablets made?

From my research I find there are different dates. This small part below is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History 
Gilgamesh's supposed historical reign is believed to have been approximately 2700 BCE,[2] shortly before the earliest known written stories. The discovery of artifacts associated with Aga and Enmebaragesi of Kish, two other kings named in the stories, has lent credibility to the historical existence of Gilgamesh.[3]
The earliest Sumerian Gilgamesh poems date from as early as the Third dynasty of Ur (2100-2000 BC). One of these poems mentions Gilgamesh's journey to meet the flood hero, as well as a short version of the flood story. The earliest Akkadian versions of the unified epic are dated to ca. 2000-1500 BC. Due to the fragmentary nature of these Old Babylonian versions, it is unclear whether they included an expanded account of the flood myth; although one fragment definitely includes the story of Gilgamesh's journey to meet Utnapishtim. The "standard" Akkadian version included a long version of the flood story and was edited by Sin-liqe-unninni sometime between 1300 and 1000 BC.  
I also just read the Epic of Gilgamesh - written by a Middle Eastern scholar 2,500 years before the birth of Christ - commemorating the life of the ruler of the city of Uruk, from which Iraq gets its name.

I just read that Mesopotamian poets had told versions of the story of the flood and Noah's ark for 2,000 years before this tablet was written for King Ashurbanipal's Library. 

What I also find very interesting is that the Mesopotamians told their versions of the story of Noah's ark and the flood hundreds of years before the first book of the Old Testament was even written. It is now believed by scholars to be the book of Job, the oldest book in the Bible, written around 1500 B.C.

How did the Mesopotamians know about the biblical story of Noah in the book of Genesis, if it wasn't written?

It is clear to me, that traditions and stories of the Great Flood were preserved, on clay known as cuneiform tablets, 
and if the book of Genesis was not written, then the story of Noah's ark and the Great flood could of not been copied from the bible. These cuneiform tablets can only prove one thing, IT HAPPENED. 

What do they say?
There are many of these cuneiform tablets.
They all say a similar story. That God sent a message to Noah warning of the coming flood and his intentions to destroy all life on earth. 
God gives detailed instructions to Noah on how to build a boat then to take all creatures aboard the boat. The doors were closed. A dove was sent out but there was no dry land for it to rest so the dove came back to the boat. A raven, was sent out it found food and did not return. The boat then rested on the mountains. Noah came out of the boat with his family and they began their new lives.

My Conclusion is:

This is not hard to work out at all.

HERE WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY ROCK SOLID EVIDENCE OF THE GREAT FLOOD IMPRINTED ON SOLID CLAY CONFIRMING WITH THE  Biblical story of Noah, in the book of Genesis. 
This is a perfect example of what Jesus meant when he said and he who seeks finds, Matthew 7:8
The evidence of the bible is there if we only look for it we will most certainly find it just as Jesus states. 

The book of Genesis is the TRUE and the original story of what really happened.

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth and it grieved him at his heart. 
And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. 
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:5 to 8 

From my research I also find something I have not seen written anywhere else. it seems like the book of Enoch and the book of the Giants are all talking about the same thing, the flood
  
The tablet ,the Gilgamesh Epic and Atrahasis.
The Book of Enoch. 
The Book of Giants 
were all found with the dead sea scrolls in Qumran. 
All the above are similar stories with one another and seem to confirm with one another.

In short the book of Enoch and the book of Giants confirm with the many Flood Tablets and say that God created the world. 

A class of 200 angels called the watchers rebelled against God, fell in love with the beautiful woman, the rebelled angels or sons of God taught the woman evil things married them and had children who then became giants and were mighty. The Giants then became very evil, eating and sacrificing humans and having sex with animals. God was upset and hurt that he had created man. 

In fact this is one of the saddest verses in the bible.  And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. Genesis 6:6. The Giants than have dreams that God will destroy the world including them. The Giants get alarmed and send for Enoch the scribe to tell them what the dreams mean. Enoch tells them that God will destroy them and the world for their wickedness and send their fathers the rebelled angels/sons of God into Hades /PITS in chains of darkness until judgment day then they will be thrown in to the lake of fire. Noah the only good person on the earth is told to build a boat to save his family and Gods animals. God then blesses Noah to keep life going.
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment; 5 if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others 2 Peter 2:4 to 6. 

* DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE STORIES OF NOAH AND THE GREAT FLOOD documented as history or legend in almost every region on earth. A man named H.S. Bellamy in Moons, Myths and Men believes there are stories of the great flood that were recorded by 500 Flood legends worldwide.
Did you know? Every ancient culture around the planet has a legend about the flood. 

I am Simon Brown. 
Thank you for reading this article and I hope you found it enlightening. May God bless those who seek him, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.

WATCH VIDEO. Arabian Adventure to Mount Sinai in Saudi Arabia with Bob Cornuke and Larry Williams.


The Real Mt. Sinai.
Arabian Adventure:                             Photo By Val Smith 10/9/20012

The Real Mount Sinai Found in Saudi Arabia
 




The Real Mt. Sinai? by Chuck Missler
Interesting article by a well known Christian
 teacher. 

by Chuck Missler

[Ed. note: A few years ago, I was visited by a couple who revealed to us, with photos and their personal video, a spectacular discovery in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, this was one of these situations-surprisingly frequent in our strange enterprise-which we couldn't disclose publicly because certain lives would have been endangered. Fortunately, information has now come out in public sources that makes it possible to reveal what appears to solve one of the great mysteries in the Bible: Where is the real Mount Sinai?]

Bob Cornuke,1 a dear friend, visited us this past week and shared with us one of his recent adventures, which parallels several previous surreptitious visits to Saudi Arabia and clearly appears to corroborate some surprising discoveries. Bob Cornuke and Larry Williams managed - by means we will defer discussing here - to spend some time in Saudi Arabia and made it a point to check out an astounding theory about the Exodus in the Bible.

Most people understand that Mount Sinai is Jebel Musa, in the Sinai Peninsula, where the Monastery of St. Catherine's is located. Look at any competent Bible atlas, and it will probably include a "?" since that location is traditional, but speculative. There are a number of tenuous conjectures associated with this location and numerous books have been written suggesting alternative candidates, among them Jebel Helal further north in the Sinai Peninsula, or Jebel Serbal, in the south. Another candidate is Har Karkom, known to the Bedouins as Jebel Ideid, also in the north.2 None of these, all in the Sinai Peninsula, have any real archaeological evidence supporting them.

However, Moses, when first exiled from Egypt, dwelt in Midian, at the base of Mt. Sinai. Midian was in the northwest corner of Saudi Arabia. The New Testament has always referred to Mount Sinai as being in Arabia.3

An alternative route for the Exodus according to Cornuke and Williams is suggested in the accompanying map.

The Crossing Point

With scuba gear, they discovered a remarkable land bridge crossing the Strait of Tiran and the southern extremity of the Gulf of Aqaba, between Saudi Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula. Presently about 50 ft. underwater and several hundred yards in width, it drops several thousand feet on either side. The topography of the southern tip of the Sinai also fits the details of the Exodus narrative well.

Jabal al Lawz

Passing the bitter springs of Marah, they came to the mountain known as Jabal al Lawz. Moses kept sheep at Mt. Sinai (Exodus 2:21; 3:1ff); Bob and Larry found vegetation suitable for grazing. (The Israelites camped there 11 months.)

Jabal al Lawz rises about 8,000 feet above the desert. It consists of two snub-nosed peaks, with a natural amphitheater between them; the stage on which the most momentous drama in history had been played out. However, as one approaches closer to the mountain, one encounters military guards and a chain link fence, 15 feet high, topped with barbed wire and a sign, in Arabic and English:

ARCHAEOLOGICAL AREA WARNING:
"IT IS UNLAWFUL TO TRESPASS."
VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO PENALTIES STIPULATED IN THE ANTIQUITIES REGULATIONS
PASSED BY ROYAL DECREE NO. M 26, 
U 23.6.1392

Nevertheless, slipping past the guards at night and digging under the fence, Bob and Larry continued their adventure. Just south of the mountain, they found what they believe may have been the battlefield of Rephidim (Exodus 17:1, 8; 19:2; Numbers 33:14, 15), a dozen football fields in size.

They also found a large altar made up of extremely large, stacked boulders. On one of them they found pictographs of cattle, not sheep native to Arabia. These pictographs resembled the Apis bulls of Egypt. Could this have been the altar for the Golden Calf? (Cf. Exodus 32.)

As one reaches the higher elevations of Jabal al Lawz, the ground turns black, dark like obsidian; the rocks look almost like coal. (Yet when they're broken, they were actually granite.) They were not volcanic; they appeared as if scorched from above (Exodus 19:18). They even found an unusually large crevice in which a man could hide (Exodus 33:22?). They also found an old stream bed; "the brook that descended out of the mount" (Deuteronomy 9:21?).

At the base of the mount, they also found two huge rocks-perhaps 60 ft. long-wedged together, with a flat stone in the middle; possibly the altar of the Bible? (Exodus 20:24-26). Nearby, they also found the remains of the 12 pillars, all in a row, each one about 18 ft. in diameter, spaced 5 ft. apart (Exodus 24:4). Around the mountain, about 400 yards distant, they also found what appeared to be the boundary markers, the bounds set by Moses at the base of the mountain (Exodus 19:12, 21-23).

Needless to say, Bob and Larry are convinced that Jabal al Lawz is, indeed, the long-sought Mount Sinai of the Bible. We understand that a number of books will begin to assemble what is known about the site, and there has been talk of a television documentary.

An Arabian Museum
  
A national archaeological museum is presently under construction in Riyadh. While Saudi Arabia struggles to pay off its $55 billion Gulf War debt, the Kingdom is spending more than a billion riyals-about $266 million-on a new museum, to be completed by the year 2000. Officials believe it will attract international attention. "It will surprise the world." Why?

The mountain labeled Jabal al Lawz also boasts an unparalleled strategic vantage point for military applications as well. We also understand that new roads have been built, leading directly to Jabal al Lawz. Two towers, four stories high, have been erected: they are part of the FPS-117 radar systems for Site N-4 of the Peace Shield Air Defense System.

* * *
Excerpted in part from the article, "Mount Sinai's Deadly Treasure," by Howard Blum, Vanity Fair, February 1998, pp.74-90, which in turn was an excerpt from The Gold of Exodus: The Discovery of the True Mount Sinai, by Howard Blum, in publication by Simon and Schuster.

This article was originally published in the 

**NOTES**

  1. Bob Cornuke is a native Californian, a former football star at Fresno State, and a legendary member of the SWAT team of the Costa Mesa Police Department. A participant in numerous adventures, he is in the ministry and is presently associated with the Family Research Council.
  2. Emmanuel Anati, The Mountain of God, Rizzoli, New York, 1986.
  3. Galatians 4:25.  
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I am Simon Brown. May you be blessed and strengthened by the accuracy and the reliability of the evidence that proves Gods word.

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