Excerpts from the Bible and notes

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English Bible, dated 1642, published by John Bill in London

English Bible, dated 1642, published by John Bill in London

Excerpts from the Bible and notes by: Mark A. Kalustian

1. Genesis: 5:32

“And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth. “

Japheth was the progenitor of the so-called Caucasian race. This appellation was first initiated by German anthropologists of the 18th century who advanced the theory that the white race originated in the Caucasian area.

2. Genesis: 8:4

“And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventh day of the month upon the mountains of Ararat.”

Noah’s ark did not come to rest on Mount Ararat ( Massis in Armenian) but on the mountains of Ararat or Armenia. It is very strongly believed that the first five books (Pentateuch) of the Bible were written by Moses and another Moses of Khorene stated in his history that Ararat was the central portion of Armenia.

There are other spellings and derivations of the word Ararat:

  • Arardhi: The earliest known form as copied from an Assyrian inscription of King Asuurnatsirpal who reigned from BC 883 to 858.
  • Urardhu: as copied from an Assyrian inscription referring to the lands of proto-Armenian King Sarduris II( BC 754 to 727).
  • Urartu: Later applied to the regions ruled by a new dynasty of kings who ruled in the Lake Van area but calling those lands Nairi and Biaina.
  • Ararat: The Hebrew word for Armenia devoting highlands.

Let us be mindful of the fact that the Assyrians were overly boastful of their prowess in arms and their stone-carvers were not supplied with up-to-date dictionaries! At least, the intelligent Hebrews stuck to one spelling, namely Ararat.

3. Genesis: 10:1,2,3

“Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah; Shem, Ham and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.”

“The son of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.”

“And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah”.

To continue this genealogy further, Togarmah beget Haik(2), according to the acknowledged critics of the Bible and the traditions of the early Armenian writers. Armenians consider themselves as the House of Togarmah or Torcom and sometimes spelled Thorgom. This is partially confirmed by the discovery of a cuneiform inscription referring to the fortified town of Tilgarimnu near Malatia in ancient Armenia.(3) Another proposition is the view that Togarmah is made up from two words, namely, “take” meaning tribe or race in Sanskrit and Armah (Armenia).(4)

4. Kings II: 19:36-37

” So Sennacherib King of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.”

“And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead. “

This act of patricide was committed in 710 B. C., and the King of Ararat [Armenia) was Rusas II, who was a contemporary of Esarhaddon of Assyria BC 681 to 668. However, the Armenian historians state that the King of Armenia was Hsga-vorti, which means “son-of-a-giant” in Armenian. The two Assyrian brothers were made welcome and married Armenian princesses. Their descendants became notable princely families, namely Artsrouni and Gnouni.

The proto-Armenians, or Urartu ancestors, left us only rock-incised inscriptions and ruins which are only now coming to light for critical examination. Our early native historians did not have a “British Museum” to rely upon and our Saint Gregory the Illuminator was too eager to destroy and blacken our pagan past in his zeal to replace it with the new religion.

5. Isaiah: 37:37-38

Here we find the identical words as stated in Kings II: 19:36-37.

6.Jeremiah: 51:27

“Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz; appoint a captain against her, cause the horses to come u as the rough caterpillars.”

“Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captain thereof, and all the rulers thereof, an all the land of his dominions.”

In 538 BC, King Tigran of Armenia contributed to the capture and overthrow of wicked Babylon with his Armenian army. Tigran was a firm friend of the Persian monarch Cyrus, who led the combined Medo-Persian army. The prophet Jeremiah made these summons about a century before the destruction of the Babylonian Empire.

7. Ezekiel: 27:14

“They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horses and mules.”

Amongst other nations and people the Armenians brought horses a mules to the mart of Tyre, located present-day Lebanon. The Armenians were great breeders of horses, fatten and conditioned on the fruitful pastures of their uplands. In those early days, Armenian horses were as famous as the Arabian horses of today.

8. Ezekiel: 38:6

“Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, a all his bands: and many people with thee. “

The army of Gog, the chief prince the land of Magog, had as component allies in the war against Palestine, the armies of Torcom (Armenia).

The Armenians are part and parcel the Genesis and the rest of the Old Testament.

References

  1. Sayce, “The Races of the Old Testament,” page 44.
  2. Haik was the father of the Armenian people and the founder of the Armenian Kingdom in 2350 BC, which expired with Levon Vl, in 1375 AD, or lasting for a period of 3,725 years.
  3. Delitzsch, “Commentary on Genesis,” Vol. I, page 310.
  4. Rawlinson, “The Origin of Nations, ” page 183.

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