Notes and Themes
Themes for Shamir
(mostly from the Old Testament; miracles-ancient lore)
Smoke of furnace
Giant animalsalso Ziz bird, (mammals)
Struggling with the angel?
Angels visit Abraham
|Radiation disease-Tzaaratleprosy-Hair fell out
|Wild ducks (meat of fowl)radioactivity
in exposed animals-case of radiated engineer.
The death after eating the wild ducks (irradiated).
Phosphorescencehand white after being kept in dark
Karnaim-the horns or rays of Moses
(rays of Venuslike horns)
Jordan running back
Deluge of fire
Serpent and Baal worship
Leveling of mountains
|Judges & Kings
Telepathy and hypnosis. Since 1740?
Leprosy and sulfur baths
Ball of fire (left cloth);
Sennacherib (burnt but cloth)
Sword over Jerusalem
Music in psychiatry
Even shetia (Mars?) (also Mecca)
Daniel & his friends
Mene Tekel - writing on the wall
Suns shadow returned
|Elias & Elisha
Chariot of fire
The story told in Genesis 6, about the sons of God (Bnei Elim) coming to the daughters of men, is usually explained as referring to the aristocrats that mingled with common people.
In my understanding this is a literary relic dealing with the visit of intelligent beings from another planet. Actually in the rabbinical literature is preserved the stroy of 36(?) persons led by ...... that descended on Mount Hermon. The new arrivals, all males, were probably of gigantic stature; their progeny with women of the earth were giants (Genesis 6). I thought that trilithon of Baalbek, near Hermon, was the work of their hands.
The planet from which they came I would not know to determine. El would refer to Saturn. The great size of the visitors would suggest a smaller body. Because of the strangeness of the idea, I thought to never publishing it. But since I came to it in about 1940-1941, the space age started, UFO were claimed to be vehicles of visitors from other planets (which idea does not find any credence in me), and previous visits to the earth by guests from other systems (other star systems) were expressed without calling for ridicule.
It appears to me that the visitors in expectation of some great catastrophe,
moved out from their planet. Actually, their story precedes the story
of the Deluge in the Scriptures.
Angels visit Abraham
The time of the events connected with the story of the patriarch Abraham is, in my understanding, the end of the Early Bronze or Old Kingdom in Egypt. The catastrophe of Sodom and gomorrathe overturning of the plain, the origin of the Dead Sea, was a catastrophe that ended an era; the origin of the Great (African) Rift or its greater expansion, coincided with those events. The age of the Dead Sea when measured by the amount of salts in its waters and in the supplying sourcesis of the order 5,000 years, but could be even less, all depending the various factors (submarine sources, change in concentration of salts in the Jordan, the contribution of the sources on the shores of the sea, besides the main tributaries.)
The visit of angelsor Bnei Elto the ten of Abraham would suggest that the interplanetary visitors were still around at the end of the Old Kingdom in Egypt, or Early Bronze. To me this appears a misplaced memory. I would think that the visitors would be suggestive of an earlier time.
But in recent years I chanced to find my old idea concerning Genesis 6, expressed by a Russian astronomer, though he seems to be unaware of the landing at Hermon, he associated a not removed stone in the quarry near Baalbek with their effort to leave the earth; he also sugested that the turning of the plain was the work of their hands (atomic explosion) which might be true, considering the element of the punishment told in the story of Sodom.