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“Hadrian … a second Antiochus”

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 Antiochus ‘Epiphanes’ and Emperor Hadrian. Part Two: “Hadrian … a second Antiochus”


by
Damien F. Mackey

“As Perowne emphasizes in his biography, Hadrian seems
to have perceived himself as a second Antiochus”.
But maybe Hadrian simply was Antiochus!

Hermann Detering has written of further (to what was noted in Part One of this series) parallelism between Antiochus ‘Epiphanes’ (so-called IV) and the emperor Hadrian. (Naturally, I would not accept the author’s conventional BC or AD dates as given below):
http://radikalkritik.de/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Mk13-JHC-1.pdf

THE SYNOPTIC APOCALYPSE (MARK 13 PAR):
A DOCUMENT FROM THE TIME OF BAR KOCHBA

…. Bar Kochba was the leader of a Jewish underground movement, which was founded in 127, the year of Hadrian’s prohibition of circumcision, and in which the Zealot-Maccabean traditions of the rebellion put down by the Romans in 70 lived on.
The actual causes of the war are debatable. It is most often thought that the Roman emperor Hadrian (117-138) prov…

Some Serious Anomalies with Conventional Neo-Assyrian Chronology

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Damien F. Mackey

“There are many ‘anomalies’ in the current chronological/archeological understanding of the synchronisms between Hezekiah and various Kings of Assyria”.

Toby has written: http://tech.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/ancient_chronology/message/1874



Hello all,
I am continuing to review David Rice’s ‘Time and Prophecy’ in regards [to] the period of the Kings in scripture. Inasmuch as Mr Rice’s chronology seems to mirror the popular Thiele, many of these ‘anamolies’ apply to the general consensus.
This posting just deals with the first 6 of the 7 anomalies I’ve come up with in regards to synchronizing Hezekiah, King of Judah, with the Assyrian Kings. ….

Synchronizing Hezekiah with Tiglathpileser (King of Assyria) Shalmaneser (King of Assyria and Babylon) Merodachbaladan (King of Babylon), Sargon (King of Assyria and Babylon) and Sennacherib (King of Assyria and Babylon).

Introduction

There are many ‘anomalies’ in the current chronological/archeological understanding of the syn…

Horrible Histories: Missing Mitannians

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by
Damien F. Mackey


“The Mitannians are perhaps one of the most enigmatic Near Eastern Superpowers.
Despite their impressive empire, we know remarkably little about them,
especially compared to the Egyptians or the Hittites”.


Introduction

Professor Gunnar Heinsohn (University of Bremen) and Emmet Sweeney, historical revisionists, have, in recent times, arrived at some startling conclusions about ancient history - some of these warranting further critical examination, whilst other of their views appear to me to be extreme and well wide of the mark. In order to account for an apparent lack of due stratigraphy for, say, the Mitannians, or the neo-Assyrians, or the Medo-Persians, this pair (not always in perfect agreement) will attempt to merge any one of these with a far earlier kingdom, for instance, the ancient Akkadians to be merged as one with the neo-Assyrians.
Lester Mitcham, however, was able to expose Sweeney’s choices for comparisons using firm archaeological data in his article…

Velikovsky, Thera, Venus and Exodus

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Damien F. Mackey





Velikovsky suggested that the traumatic birth of Venus from Jupiter – as given in ancient myth – along with various ravages it ostensibly then wrought within our solar system, might provide an explanation for some of the seemingly miraculous events documented in the Bible around the time of the Exodus from Egypt. These events Velikovsky correlated to the mammoth eruption of Thera … and the end of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt, which he surmised came to be known as the pillar of smoke by day and of fire by night as Moses led his tribe out of Egypt”.





Introduction


Decades ago I read Dr. I. Velikovsky’s highly controversial book of supposed cometary wars in the celestial sphere, World in Collision (1950). I was initially interested because I had appreciated his biblically-friendly revision of Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt as set out in his Ages in Chaos series, and I had thought that Velikovsky’s notions of catastrophism might also help to explain some of the major biblical even…