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The “Ancient Mysteries”: Who Was Pythagoras?

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The Greek mathematician known as Pythagoras lived 500 or more years before Jesus. As a young man, Pythagoras traveled to Egypt and Lebanon where he was initiated into the Phoenicians’ Ancient Mysteries. After the destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem, Pythagoras spent time at a temple in Haifa, Israel before returning to Egypt where the “Ancient Mysteries” originated. After arriving in Egypt Pythagoras was initiated and studied the Egyptian “Ancient Mysteries” for about two decades. He is also believed to have studied in Babylon for over a decade. *The source for the above information was Dr. Daniel Farhey, Jacob Caspi Freemasonry Lodge, Haifa, Israel.

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The Babylonians – Wow

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More than four thousand years before the Christian era, the Babylonians were culturing themselves in ways moderns might envy. That long ago, education was provided for both male and female, students studying texts written on clay tablets with a sharp engraving instrument. They studied mathematics, the zodiac and made use of the sundial and the crystal lens. Alongside their temples were observatories to study the heavens. The Babylonians must have enjoyed great beauty in their everyday lives in the colorful enameled tiles that adorned their buildings. The artisan filled his days designing vases, making jewelry and engraving into gold and bronze.

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What Was the Babylonian Exile? Were My Ancestors Jews?

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History puts a date on the first Diaspora from the Land of Israel, also known as the Babylonian exile, as 586 B.C.E. The Second Diaspora from the Land of Israel came after Christianity took hold. Jews that were not banished from the land of Israel packed up and left on their own accord. This scattering of tribes, clans and tents found their way into Southern Europe, Germany, France and Asia Minor. Archeological digs in Southern Europe have uncovered ancient Jewish artifacts dating back to the early Christian Roman era when Jews arrived as prisoners. Probably some of these prisoners regained their freedom and were eventually able to participate in Europe’s cultural growth of art, religion, math and science. You may have never thought your ancestors lit candles on a menorah but they may have.

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What Does Diaspora Mean?

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Diaspora is the Greek word for “a scattering.” An old dictionary I have, defines Diaspora in two ways. One definition is, “Jews scattered through the Old World after the Exile” and the other is “Jewish Christians of the apostolic age living among the heathen”.

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What Were the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

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Full of lush ferns and palm trees, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were built on the roof of the huge palace of the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, who reined between 604 to 561 B.C.E. This Babylonian king destroyed Jerusalem and captured the Jews who then refused to bow before his golden image. Nebuchadnezzar’s Hanging Gardens were listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

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Contemporary Politics … Ancient Policies

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As I read about the ancient kingdoms of Sumer, Ur, Babylon, Akkad, etc, it’s amazing how world politics don’t seem to have changed. Kingdoms that grew strong enough to overpower a larger kingdom did so. Babylon, which was once a glorious kingdom was eventually laid to waste as a “backwater of civilization”. Domains situated far from their ruling centers of administration were lost as was prime agricultural land. Incoming marauders destroyed architecture and libraries; cultural emblems that took painstaking years to build were demolished. This was thousands of years ago yet it mirrors contemporary news. Nothing new under the sun?

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What is the Ark of the Covenant?

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One, it is a sacred wooden chest. Two, it was made by the tribes of Israel a long, long time ago, well before Christianity. Three, the Israelites made it because the Lord told Moses to tell them to make it. Four, it contained the law (the ten commandments). Five, it was kept in the first temple and was very holy. Six, it was so holy; it caused the River Jordan to divide when they approached with it (remember the Israelites were nomadic for a while so they carried it around). Seven, it symbolized the faith of the Jews. Eight, it was last seen in the Temple in Jerusalem. Nine, it is now a conspiracy theory and Steven Spielberg made a movie about it, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Ten, the ancient Babylonians (approx where Iraq is now) burned the Temple down so the Ark must have burned up with the temple. But … eleven, some religious Jews believe that when the Messiah comes it will be restored.

Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

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