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Are Conspiracy Theories Hidden in Nursery Rhymes?

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Warning… a nursery rhyme will be spinning around in your head after you read this but it’s interesting to note that sometimes adults who wrote them, planted hidden meanings and they probably still do. I will never look at a nursery rhyme the same after learning that there might be politics involved. One even has to do with the translation of the Bible ordered by King Henry VIII. During that historical era, the printers used pica type to print the new translation and it was done by… four and twenty blackbirds. Well, not really but yes… really. Back then, the English alphabet had only twenty-four letters. They were baked in a pie (pica). And wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?

 

Sing a song of six pence

a pocket full of rye

Four and twenty blackbirds

backed in a pie

When the pie was opened

the birds began to sing

Wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?

The king was in the counting-house

counting out his money

The queen was in the parlor

eating bread and honey,

The maid was in the garden

hanging out the clothes.

Along came a blackbird

and snipped off her nose.

Suellen Ocean is the author of many books on diverse topics. Her books are available here:

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Confusion and Conspiracies Over the Ark of the Covenant… Do You Pretend to Know?

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Chimney FireI’ve got to admit, I went through the whole Indiana Jones movie without fully understanding what the Ark of the Covenant was. I was surprised when I found out it was a chest. (I was equally surprised when I found out the Holy Grail was a cup.)

The ancient Israelites made the ark (chest) that carried the covenant (the stone tablets bearing the ten commandments). It was made out of wood. I think the Bible describes the dimensions, so if you’re handy and you’d like to make one yourself… just kidding. I think it’s more fun to look for it. Or write books about looking for it… or movies about finding it. The story is, the ark was so sacred, the waters of the Jordan River separated when it drew near.

So what happened to it? Scholars believe it was destroyed when the Temple in Jerusalem was burned by the Babylonians. My son though, who loves a good conspiracy, talks about it frequently. He’s sure… somebody’s got it somewhere… maybe underground in an Israeli cave?

It would be nice to know that after all these years, the tablets that held the ten commandments was still intact. The commandments are open to interpretation. I was taught the commandments as a child. I’m a mother and this one is my favorite… honor thy father and mother. Even if she laughs when you talk about Ark of the Covenant conspiracies.

Suellen Ocean is the author of many books on diverse topics. Her books are available here:

http://www.amazon.com/Suellen-Ocean/e/B001KC7Z78