Christian Biblical Reflections.11

(Here are pages 180-197. The Graphics or Illustrations & Maps will no doubt not be visible in the post; the PDF will be uploaded to see the examples given. As usual, errors are corrected as I notice them, or informed by others. mjm)

Illustrations & Maps Relevant to CBR Chapter I and the Word :

1. Simple marks to Complex figures: Geometric & Symbolic: Nature & Human:
1. . : dot, period, point, and mark; used in many Alphabets and Writings; etc.
2. – : line, a mark of a dot extended in a straight direction; used in Alphabets, etc.
3. ( ) : curve, curved line, extended simple lines into complex lines into forms, figures, etc.
4. [ ] : angles, simple straight lines into complex forms, figures, etc.
5. O : circle, simple curved line closed; etc.
6. Square, Triangle, Spiral, Circles (multi-circles), etc. complex extensions of simple lines & curves.
7. Shapes, Forms, Figures, Characters, Marks, etc. are complex derived from the simple.
8. Art, Pictures, Images, Charts, Maps, etc. are representations and illustrations of things, etc.

2. Hammurabi Code Stone Monument

3. Larkin’s Dispensational Truth, © 1918. God’s Sanctuary: Tabernacle, Priesthood and Camps.


3. Larkin’s Dispensational Truth and Spiritual World, © 1918, 1920: Example of the Doctrine of the Tripartite (Trichotomy) Nature of Man. Compare with many others, Heard, Bullinger, Nee, etc. For Dichotomy: merge Soul & Spirit into one.

4. Ancient Latin Map of the Earth in Middle Ages: note distortions and ignorance of the World.

5. City and Temple (Ziggurat) of Ur; of Abraham’s times; once unknown and denied to exist; excavated along with much more, in 1930s. It relates from Nimrod to Abram.

6. Older Map of Middle East of the Ancient Nations.


7. Modern Physical Map of Middle East.

8. King Tut’s Tomb (Tut-Ankh-Amun) or Sarcophagus or mummified coffin, discovered in 1922 in Valley of Kings. See Nat. Geographic, Sept. 2010, King’s Tut’s DNA. Relates Israel in Egypt and the Dynasty of Pharaohs from Joseph to Moses; from Yuya & Tuyu to Tut & Ankh-Esen-Amun.

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9. Google’s Virtual Map of the Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba & Sinai Peninsula, 2011.


10. Bing (Microsoft) Virtual World Map of 2011.

11. Egypt & Arabia & Sudan of 1910, borders and railways; British Protectorate. Compare T.E Lawerence on Arabia Partition, 1910-1922. Compare Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 of Partition of Middle East.

12. Google’s Virtual map of Middle East area near Israel, from 2 Gulfs to Syria, etc.

13. Modern Middle East map of borders, roadways, terrain, etc.

14. Sumerian standard’s “war panel” at Ur, time before Abram; shows war, craft, etc. See S.N. Kramer “History begins at Sumer”; also J.B. Pritchard’s ANE, vol.1

15. Ancient Near-East Map from American Bible Society in eSword.

16. Partition Maps: Israel & Trans-Jordan 1910-1922-1967. Note Dagger (Israel) and Ax (Jordan).

17. Arabian-Indian-Iranian Teutonic Plate or Rift next to the African and Eurasian. Note line through Red Sea, northward through Gulf of Aqaba, Dead Sea, and Jordan River along eastern coast of Mediterranean Sea.

18. The Major Rivers of the Middle East.

19. Birds Eye View of the Holy Land: Ancient Canaan-Palestine-Israel:

20. Ancient Palestine-Canaan-Israel:

21. TimeLine of Ancient Egypt by National Geographic Society. The periods relating to the times between Joseph and Moses are numbers 6 and 7, Dynasties 15 – 20, 1600-1400 B.C.
Time Line of Ancient Egypt: Egypt Secrets of an Ancient World.
1. Predynastic About 5500-3000 B.C.: Climatic change about 7,000 years ago turns most of Egypt—except for along the Nile—to desert. Farming begins and communities form along the river, with important population centers at Buto, Naqada, and Hierakonpolis. Egypt remains divided into Upper and Lower (southern and northern) Egypt.
2. Early Dynastic (Dynasties I-III) 2950-2575 B.C.: Consolidation of Upper and Lower Egypt and the founding of Memphis, the first capital; Calendar and hieroglyphic writing created. Royal necropolis located at Abydos; vast cemeteries at Saqqara and other sites.
3. Old Kingdom (Dynasties IV-VIII) 2575-2150 B.C.: Age of pyramids reaches zenith at Giza; cult of the sun god Re centered at Heliopolis; Cultural flowering; trade with Mediterranean region and brief occupation of Lower Nubia.

4. First Intermediate Period (Dynasties IX-XI) 2125-1975 B.C.: Political chaos as Egypt splits into two regions with separate dynasties.
5. Middle Kingdom (Dynasties XI-XIV) 1975-1640 B.C.: Reunification by Theban kings. Dynasty XII kings win control of Lower Nubia; royal burials shift north to near Memphis; Major irrigation projects; Classical literary period.
6. Second Intermediate Period (Dynasties XV-XVII) 1630-1520 B.C.: Asiatic Hyksos settlers rule the north, introducing the horse and chariot; Thebans rule the south.
7. New Kingdom (Dynasties XVIII-XX) 1539-1075 B.C.: Thebans expel the Hyksos and reunite Egypt. In this “age of empire,” warrior kings conquer parts of Syria, Palestine, and Lower Nubia.
8. Third Intermediate Period (Dynasties XXI-XXIV) 1075-715 B.C.: Egypt is once again divided; the high priests of Amun control Thebes; ethnic Libyans rule elsewhere.
9. Late Period (Dynasties XXV-XXX) 715-332 B.C.: Nubians from Kush conquer Egypt; Egypt reunited under Saite dynasty. Persia rules in fifth century B.C. Egypt independent from 404 to 343 B.C.
10. Greco-Roman Period 332 B.C. – A.D. 395: Ptolemies rule after the death of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. Dramatic growth of population and agricultural output. Roman emperors build many temples, depicting themselves in the Egyptian style.
(National Geographic Society. ©1996-. All rights reserved.)
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