Medieval Genealogy Is The Only Way To Connect The Written Past With The Written Present

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Medieval Genealogy Is The Only Way To Connect
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So, once again, that woman is fleeing back into the wilderness.
D&C 88:66 66 [Behold, that which you hear is as the voice of one crying in the wilderness—in the wilderness, because you cannot see him (have personal, one on one contact with)—my voice, because my voice is Spirit; my Spirit is truth; truth abideth and hath no end; and if it be in you it shall abound.] [Modern secular scholarship uses propagandistic ends, in de-legitimizing all record systems relating to the study of family origins and history, when they proudly and unquestionably declare falsely, that the first stage of genealogical study begins with oral tradition, even though the preserved, handed down record sources themselves unequivocally state the opposite to be true. That, from the beginning of time, mankind had sentience, which includes self-awareness, or a sense of personal, particularly autobiographical, identity, as manifested in the Biblical records; thus also reflecting metacognition, as well as having the critical ability to take the physical and mental perspective of others into consideration (unprejudiced), which can be summed up in one word: "charity".]

A continuation of a process to "Gather Yourself Together".
The Latter-Day Saints' Millennial Star, Volume 20
One cannot comprehend the full scope of the gathering of Israel from the four corners of the earth, in these last days, without first evaluating the trends of historical events occurring during its scattering. Since the very beginning, in the days of Adam and Eve, even unto the end of time, Israel has been involved in fundamental agricultural pursuits, as well as all of the rest of mankind. Two endpoints written in history show this to be the fact. The first punishment of man, or first beginning point, was unto Adam. For, (KJV) [unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.] The latter end point comes from Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, as President Joseph Smith, Jr. said: [I have asked of the Lord concerning His coming; and while asking the Lord, He gave a sign and said, 'In the days of Noah I set a bow in the heavens as a sign and token that in any year that the bow should be seen the Lord would not come; but there should be seed time and harvest during that year: but whenever you see the bow withdrawn, it shall be a token that there shall be famine, pestilence, and great distress among the nations, and that the coming of the Messiah is not far distant' . . . "The Lord hath set the bow in the cloud for a sign that while it shall be seen, seed time and harvest, summer and winter shall not fail; but when it shall disappear, woe to that generation, for behold the end cometh quickly" (Joseph Fielding Smith, "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith," Section Six 1843-44).
[In an address to Congress, Washington stressed the importance of agriculture and farming in relation to the survival of the country: “It will not be doubted that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as nations advance in population and other circumstances of maturity this truth becomes more apparent, and renders the cultivation of the soil more and more an object of public patronage.”] The history of world agriculture was not preceded with any previous human culture dependent on hunting and gathering. Social interest has always been primarily centered on how extreme weather conditions produce severe depletion of crops, as all socially interacting civilizations need an abundance of fertile soil, on generally level land, that is suitable for farming, and a dependable water supply coming from annually balanced rainfall, to continue their group physical existence.

Mention is hereafter made, in Perun, Slavic God of the Sky and Universe; that, he has Equivalents: Lithuanian Perkunas, Roman Jupiter, Greek Zeus, Norse Thor/Donar, Latvian Perkons, Hittite Teshub, Celtic Taranis, Albanian Perendi. Related to a series of rain gods and goddesses such as Hindi Parjanya, Romanian Perperona, Greek Perperuna, Albanian Pirpiruna. What is not further clearly mentioned, is their core beginning relationship to Baal, which effectively ties this god, worshipped in the Middle East Canaanite, Egyptian, and other population groups, with his European counterparts, including the Etruscan god Tinia. {"Tarchun [in Italy] took his omen, which was a flash of lightning drawn by himself from a cloud-for the augur had a mysterious power over the electric element." Cicero records that Tarchun, while plowing, received inspired laws of his future government from the genie Tages, a son of Jupiter. This Etruscan tradition is similar to the historically written I Kings 19:19, when Elijah found Elisha, the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth; and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. The number twelve was important in the religious and political city organization of ancient Etruria, as noted in The Twelve Gods of Greece and Rome. It is similar to the Semitic pattern in the Twelve Tribes of the patriarchal House of Israel, and the later formation of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Jewish foundations of the early Christian Church.} It is only mentioned that [Through the influence of the Aramaeans, who borrowed the Babylonian pronunciation Bel, the god ultimately became known as the Greek Belos, identified with Zeus.] Ergo: The sign of the scattering of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, carrying this Fertile Crescent false tradition along with them, throughout the "north", or European areas, and beyond. [The Arameans . . . were entirely absorbed into the Neo-Assyrian Empire (935–605 BC) by the 9th century BC. In the Neo-Assyrian Empire, the Aramaeans, Chaldeans, Suteans and indigenous Assyrians-Babylonians became largely indistinguishable, as these groups were culturally and ethnically absorbed into the native populace of Mesopotamia, which was the same time frame, within which the Lost Ten Tribes made their mass exodus north, formerly deported from the Kingdom of Israel after its conquest by the Neo-Assyrian Empire circa 722 BC, These are the tribes of Reuben, Simeon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Manasseh, and Ephraim. Manasseh, and Ephraim are also found, circa 600 BC, within the descending formations of Book of Mormon peoples, the true ancestors of the Native America peoples of all of North America and South America.] [When a massive solar wave hit the earth in the early 7th century B.C., the effects were visible as far south as Mesopotamia. Three cuneiform tablets from Nineveh record this unusual event, documenting a strange “red glow,” “red cloud,” and “red sky.”]
[There are just four different types of bases in DNA: adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine. Figure 13 shows computer-generated molecular models of normal DNA, and DNA that is experiencing damage due to incoming radiation. Breaks in the two strands that form the backbone of DNA are among the most difficult for cells to repair. Radiation can sever one or both strands of the molecule, forming single or double strand breaks.] Massive solar radiation voids predictable DNA patrilineal (relating to or based on relationship to the father or descent through the male line) surname mutation rates.

Baal [was also called the Lord of Rain and Dew, the two forms of moisture that were indispensable for fertile soil in Canaan. In Ugaritic and Hebrew, Baal’s epithet as the storm god was He Who Rides on the Clouds. In Phoenician he was called Baal Shamen, Lord of the Heavens. . . . Knowledge of Baal’s personality and functions derives chiefly from a number of tablets uncovered from 1929 onward at Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra), in northern Syria . . . Fertility was envisaged in terms of seven-year cycles. In the mythology of Canaan, Baal, the god of life and fertility, locked in mortal combat with Mot, the god of death and sterility. If Baal triumphed, a seven-year cycle of fertility would ensue; but, if he were vanquished by Mot, seven years of drought and famine would ensue.] This exactly conforms to the seven years of plenty, followed by the seven years of famine, identified by Joseph, residing in Egypt. [Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt: And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land]
Slavic Gods (Deities of Slavic Religion) - Russian Mythology and Paganism has: 7 Slavic Gods of Kievan Rus . . . Before Vladimir of Kiev accepted Christianity and baptized all of Kievan Rus, he was a pagan. When he came to power in 978, he built a temple dedicated to 6 of his favorite Slavic gods in order to connect himself and the gods in the minds of his people. We only know about 7 of the gods worshiped in pagan Russia because they were recorded in the Primary Chronicle, the first newspaper of Russia in 1113. [Part of Medieval Genealogy.]

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, notes that Jupiter is called Hor-tash-tawy, the last word segment similar to the Hebrew alphabet letter "T" or taw. The connection with religious worship and the metal "tin" appears in the coating of sacrificial implements and personal ornaments with precious metals. The god Tinia is found displayed as a man in physical form on mirrors, with other gods. Mythologies, (1991), compiled by Yves Bonnefoy, mentions Uni, consort to Tinia. Uni was highly venerated, especially as the goddess of maternity. In the sanctuary of Pyrgi she was equivalent to Ilithyia or Leucothea and was assimilated to the Phoenician goddess Astarte. Tentinia would indicate "to act as Tinia"; the uncompounded tinia would be "to be Tinia". These variations indicate the later formations in the gens of the Roman Empire of this particular Etruscan Family. Tinia, Tentinia, Titinia, Tinius, Titinius were later modified and carried on down in time by the alphabet letter "T" to Irish/ English Tenne/Tinne/Tynne [for the metal "tin"], as well as other surname sources, to the present day Tinney Surname, [going back also anciently via Hebrew alphabet origins.] [Samson was an Israelite Judge, dealing with foxes; from Hebrew Shimshon, "like the sun"; (compare Mac Ashinagh); from shemesh, "sun". Thus, as stated before, it appears that this idea of the source of all light has also followed down traditionally in the Tinia variations noted by Edward O'Reilly in An Irish-English Dictionary, published in Dublin, Ireland, in A.D. 1864. [An Irish-English dictionary : with copious quotations from the most esteemed ancient and modern writers, to elucidate the meaning of obscure words, and numerous comparisons of Irish words with those of similar orthography, sense, or sound in the Welsh and Hebrew languages.] "It is very certain that the primitive Irish observed this idolatrous worship of the Sun under the name of Bel or Beal, whatever part of the world they derived it from, as appears very manifestly by those religious fires they lighted with great solemnity on May day; a fact which is evidently proved by the very name whereby they distinguished that day, which is still called and known by no other name than that of La Beal Tinne, i.e., the day of the fire of Bel or Belus. This solemnity they celebrated in honour of the Sun under the name of Beal, on this first day of their summer, when the benign influence of that planet begins to restore new life to both the animal and vegetable world in most parts of our hemisphere."]
In religion, though their pantheon included Canaanite, Babylonian, and Assyrian gods, the Aramaeans had deities of their own. Their chief god was Hadad, or Ramman (Old Testament Rimmon), equated with the Hurrian storm god, Teshub. Their chief goddess was Atargatis (Atar’ate), a fusion of two deities corresponding to the Phoenician Astarte and Anath.
Hadad, also spelled Had, Hadda, or Haddu, the Old Testament Rimmon, West Semitic god of storms, thunder, and rain, the consort of the goddess Atargatis. His attributes were identical with those of Adad of the Assyro-Babylonian pantheon. He was the chief baal (“lord”) of the West Semites (including both sedentary and nomadic Aramaeans) in north Syria, along the Phoenician coast, and along the Euphrates River. As Baal-Hadad he was represented as a bearded deity, often holding a club and thunderbolt and wearing a horned headdress. The bull was the symbolic animal of Hadad, as of the Hittite deity Teshub, who was identical with him. [Research Note: Perun is portrayed as a vigorous, red-bearded man with an imposing stature, with silver hair and a golden mustache. He carries a hammer, a war ax, and/or a bow with which he shoots bolts of lightning; (he was worshipped as a god of agriculture, and bulls and a few humans were sacrificed to him.) Perun is associated with Thursday—the Slavic word for Thursday "Perendan" means "Perun's Day". Further conformity of cross cultural pagan gods' characteristics and attributes, are noted in the book, Etruscan Magic and Occult Remedies, identifying TINA or TINIA, as the highest Etruscan god, honoured in every Tuscan city. Invocations were made for the power that speaks in the thunder {synonymous to Thor, God of the North, noted by Robert Ferguson, in The Teutonic Name-System, (1864), as the god from which the Anglo-Saxon surname TINNEY originated, as well as the designation of the day Thursday} and descends in the lightning. He, TINIA alone had three separate bolts to hurl.]

John the Revelator assured his readers that although Satan makes war with the Saints of God, they can be victorious. We can overcome Satan by relying on the Atonement of Jesus Christ, living so that our names are written in the Lamb’s book of life (genealogy), and keeping the covenants we make with God. As we are faithful in these ways, we will also receive protection from the plagues to be poured out upon the earth. . . . These clarifications confirm that Satan will not prevail in his war against God’s kingdom on earth. They also teach that the woman represents the “church of God” and that the child she gives birth to is the “kingdom of our God and his Christ” (Joseph Smith Translation, Revelation 12:7 [in the Bible appendix]).

The Church of Jesus Christ (of Latter-day Saints) was (re) established on 06 Apr 1830. By simple mathematics, by the process of subtraction, [And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore years.]; This (equals) = 06 Apr 1830, minus (-) 1000 years = 06 April 830, and minus (-) 200 years = 06 Apr 630, and finally, minus (-) 60 years = AD 06 Apr 570, and this then becomes the approximate time when any of the Church of Jesus Christ, ceased to exist as an organized entity on the earth. This is much later than the time of the completion of the history of the Book of Mormon; i.e., the destruction of the Nephites (c. A.D. 300-420).
Also, any vestige of vital priesthood authority legally and lawfully remaining within fragmented strands of Christianity, mangled throughout by Imperial Rome, and civilly conquered under secular dictates, and then co-mingled again together, within its governmental rule; initially originating from its Jerusalem beginnings, was thoroughly destroyed. In the Book of Mormon, Jesus Christ said: "But now I go unto the Father, and also to show myself unto the lost tribes of Israel, for they are not lost unto the Father, for he knoweth whither he hath taken them." Logically, therefore, the only remaining area on the planet earth, wherein The Church of Jesus Christ would have still existed, up to AD 06 Apr 570, would have been among these Lost Tribes. The Church of Jesus Christ has always been a record keeping people. Therefore, we are absolutely assured, by the words of Jesus Christ, that He also established The Church of Jesus Christ among "the lost tribes of Israel", during His visit there, as manifested in the record-keeping statement: [And it shall come to pass that the Jews shall have the words of the Nephites, and the Nephites shall have the words of the Jews; and the Nephites and the Jews shall have the words of the lost tribes of Israel; and the lost tribes of Israel shall have the words of the Nephites and the Jews.] [According to John Whitmer’s account of a conference of the Church in June 1831, “the Spirit of the Lord fell upon Joseph in an unusual manner, and he prophesied that John the Revelator was then among the Ten Tribes of Israel who had been led away by Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, to prepare them for their return from their long dispersion, to again possess the land of their fathers” (in History of the Church, 1:176).]

HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION: Roman Empire 125 - Vistula Veneti
The Roman empire under Hadrian (117–138 AD), showing the location of the Veneti (Venedi) east of the upper Vistula region (south-eastern Poland and western Ukraine). From a professional genealogical research specialist standpoint, the most important point in relation to this group of people that "populated the land with scattered settlements", is found in the fact that their God, named Perun, [acted as the patron saint of ruling army units]. The Mokoš — Veles — Perun triangle is a staple of Early Slavic mythology. Perun as the god of thunder (Perun derives from Proto–Slavic per–, “to strike”; so Perun is “the one that strikes”) . . . that “Perun” is not actually a name of a deity, but of one of his functions, namely throwing the thunder (lightningbolt). This comes from evaluation of [Some intriguing petroglyphs (that) were discovered in the so-called Cave of Iapodes northeast of Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia]. Now it must be clearly remembered, that when Elijah the Prophet flees to Horeb, [he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God. And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?] Slavic tradition matches Biblical history, in going to a cave. [Perun was also related to an archaic form of astronomy – the Pole star was called Perun's eye and countless Slavic and Hungarian astronomers continued this tradition – most known ones are Nicolaus Copernicus, and Franz Xaver von Zach.]
Compare Israel Tribal Symbols with Perun Symbols,g_1:ancient&usg=AI4_-kR6cJzGMaI7uOyq6usseT4fzD-xUA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwizn9_ate3pAhWRvp4KHSeKAq8QgIoDKAR6BAgJEAg&biw=1377&bih=749
[Gromoviti znaci or thunder marks are considered by some scholars as "ancient symbols of Perun", which are often engraved upon roof beams or over entries of village houses, to protect them from lightning bolts.] This is similar to an Israelite putting blood on the doorposts and lintel. Finally, the land populated with scattered settlements, comports to the initial combat formations, combined together, to protect the various fighting independent Tribes of Israel, beginning with the encampment at Sinai, as noted in The Military History of Ancient Israel. Thus, the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, were [10 of the original 12 Hebrew tribes, which, under the leadership of Joshua, took possession of Canaan, the Promised Land, after the death of Moses. They were named Asher, Dan, Ephraim, Gad, Issachar, Manasseh, Naphtali, Reuben, Simeon, and Zebulun]. Their original military formations and residential living separateness, reappear in Slavic history, especially in the symbols for lightning, that are coded graphic military formations, used to gather together military units in times of crisis and grave emergency. [And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?]

HISTORICAL NOTATION: 6th century - Wikipedia
The extreme weather events of 535–536 were the most severe and protracted short-term episodes of cooling in the Northern Hemisphere in the last 2,000 years. . . . Its effects were widespread, causing unseasonable weather, crop failures, and famines worldwide. This coincides with events leading up to the estimated AD 570 time period, for the eventual physical cessation of the legal and lawful, Church of Jesus Christ, anywhere upon this temporal earth.
[A sudden decline in cultivation took place in the middle of the sixth century, when farms reverted to forests, and old settlements were forsaken (Widgren 1983). Data from ice­-core sulphur layers in Greenland and Antarctica, supported by dendrochronological analysis, show that the decline in cultivation, a widespread phenomenon in the middle of the sixth century, was related to a series of volcanic eruptions 536–47 CE probably in North and Central America (Sigl et al. 2015, Toohey et al. 2016, Büntgen et al. 2016). The impact on the climate of this series of severe volcanic events was dramatic, and is well attested to by data from all over the northern hemi­sphere, which shows abnormally cold summers for the period 536–50 CE (Charpentier Ljungqvist 2010, 2017). On the basis of the decline of culti­vation, settlements, graves and other archaeological data, it has been esti­mated that the population of the Scandinavian peninsula decreased by 50% or more (Gräslund and Price 2012). The region around Rök was a highly specialized agricultural area, and seems to have had relatively low resilience (Widgren 1983, 2013).]

The First Plague Pandemic was the first Old World pandemic of plague, the contagious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Also called the Early Medieval Pandemic, it began with the Plague of Justinian in 541 and continued until 750 or 767; at least fifteen or eighteen major waves of plague following the Justinianic plague have been identified from historical records. The pandemic affected the Mediterranean Basin most severely and most frequently, but also infected the Near East and Northern Europe.
Ctesiphon, capital of the Sassanid Empire, becomes the largest city in the world. [After the conquest of Antioch in 541, Khosrau I built a new city near Ctesiphon for the inhabitants he captured. He called this new city Weh Antiok Khusrau, or literally, "better than Antioch Khosrau built this." Local inhabitants of the area called the new city Rumagan, meaning "town of the Romans" and Arabs called the city al-Rumiyya. Along with Weh Antiok, Khosrau built a number of fortified cities. Khosrau I deported 292,000 citizens, slaves, and conquered people to this new city in 542.
Jordanes, in his work Getica (written in 551 AD), describes the Veneti as a "populous nation" whose dwellings begin at the sources of the Vistula and occupy "a great expanse of land". He also describes the Veneti as the ancestors of Antes and Slaveni, two early Slavic tribes, who appeared on the Byzantine frontier in the early 6th century. Procopius wrote in 545 that "the Sclaveni and the Antae actually had a single name in the remote past; for they were both called Sporoi in olden times". The name Sporoi derives from Greek σπείρω ("I scatter grain"), [because "they populated the land with scattered settlements"]. The Sporoi definition is consistent with historical, biblical origins in the scattering of the Ten Tribes of Israel. He described them as barbarians, who lived under democracy, believe in one god (as in Jehovah), "the maker of lightning" (Perun: As the liberator of atmospheric water; related to a series of rain gods and goddesses; the lord over everything and the god to whom cattle and other victims were sacrificed), to whom they made sacrifice. [As per Elijah and the false Priests of Baal] They lived in scattered housing, and constantly changed settlement. In war, they were mainly foot soldiers with small shields and battle axes, lightly clothed, some entering battle naked with only genitals covered. Their language is "barbarous" (that is, not Greek), and the two tribes are alike in appearance, being tall and robust, "while their bodies and hair are neither very fair or blond, nor indeed do they incline entirely to the dark type, but they are all slightly ruddy in color. And they live a hard life, giving no heed to bodily comforts..." Jordanes described the Sclaveni having swamps and forests for their cities. Another 6th-century source refers to them living among nearly impenetrable forests, rivers, lakes, and marshes. As noted previously, Slavs, or historically identified remnants of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel, are the largest ethno-linguistic group in Europe, [he will . . . gather his wheat into the garner,] [Therefore, I must gather together my people, according to the parable of the wheat (a grain, ordained for the use of man to be the staff of life), and the tares (the grain: rejected wheat, or, the Ten Tribes in their scattered state; Judah's captivity in Babylon, the cursed Lamanites, etc.), that the wheat may be secured in the garners to possess eternal life, and be crowned with celestial glory, when I shall come in the kingdom of my Father to reward every man according as his work shall be].

Caloian, Dodola and Perperuna / Paparuda, among other terms, refer to a family of Slavic and Romanian rainmaking rituals, some of which survived into the 20th century. Compare with: Native American Rain Dance: History & Ceremony with article: The Thraco-Dacian Origin of the Paparuda/Dodola Rain-Making Ritual . . . [Introduction: Paparuda, also called Paparudă, Papalugă, Păpălugă, Paparugă, Babarugă, Băbăruge, Dodola, Dodoloaie, Dadaloaie, Dodoloi, Mămăruţă or Gogul, is the name of the magic rain-making ritual both in the Romanian mythology and the South Slavic ones (Croatians, Serbs, Macedonians and Bulgarians).]
The Slavic origin of the ritual was supported by the etymological analysis of the word paparudă which, along with all its local variants, would be a derivative of the name of the Slavic god Perun and of his wife Perperuna-Peruniţa. Subsequent studies have proven the contrary of these assertions, supporting a pre-Slavic origin of the god’s name. At the Thracology Congress in Sofia, 2000, the Bulgarian historian and anthropologist Aleksandr Nikolaev Fol suggested a plausible explanation of this very old oronym, giving it a Thracian origin. Fol also argued that the Thracians, venerating the Pirin mountainous range in Bulgaria (South-West of Bulgaria), impressed the Slavic new-comers, and they would have borrowed the name of the mountain and transformed it into a god (litholatry).(13) Therefore, the Pirin Mountain would have been ‘baptised’ in the honour of god Perun (Paliga, Teodor 2009, 216-217). [Research Note: Horeb the mount of God, was baptised in fire, as witnessed by the Prophet Elijah.] What is sure is the fact that the radical per in the word Perun means ‘fire’ (the thunder’s fire) his origin being the Indo-European pur, which means ‘fire’ (pyros in Greek means fire). The old form of the word Perun must have been Pur-un, and the Slavs would have borrowed from their Thracian neighbours only the root pur , which means ‘fire’, Perun being by excellence the god of the eternal fire (ignis aeternus) (Paliga 2009, 125). (PDF) The Thraco-Dacian Origin of the Paparuda/Dodola Rain-Making Ritual, Brukenthalia Acta Musei, No. 4, 2014 | Mihai Dragnea -
Ceremonial Costumes of the Pueblo Indians - Headdresses
[In San Juan Pueblo of New Mexico, the appearance of the rain gods is heralded by two ceremonial clowns using traditional gestures. Looking for the rain gods in the clouds, one of the clowns claps ashes from his hands, representing a cloud. He looks upward, shading his eyes to indicate his attempt to see into the distance. This gesture is always used whenever the clown speaks of what he “sees.” The clowns repeat this action toward the four points of the compass, continuing to see the approaching rain gods, who bring with them the rain cloud.] [Research Note: Anciently signifying the Four Corners (Quarters) of the Earth: In his vision, John the Revelator saw “four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree” (Revelation 7:1). These are God’s angels who will hold great power and authority in the last days. The symbolic language of the book of Revelation shows the angels’ great power: “Standing on the four corners of the earth” shows ascendancy or control (see Revelation 10:2, 5). “Four corners of the earth” means the entire earth. “Holding the four winds of the earth” indicates that the four angels have power over the winds, or the elements, of the earth. Elsewhere in the book of Revelation, angels are described as having control over fire (the angel “which had power over fire”; Revelation 14:18) and water (“the angel of the waters”; Revelation 16:5). . . . On another occasion, the Prophet Joseph revealed the power of temples and temple work in connection with destroying angels. He specifically referred to sealing families together in preparation for the time when the four destroying angels would be loosed: “I would advise all the Saints to go to with their might and gather together all their living relatives to this place [the temple] that they may be sealed and saved that they may be prepared against the day that the destroying angel goes forth and if the whole Church should go to with all their might to save their dead seal their posterity and gather their living friends and spend none of their time in behalf of the world they would hardly get through before night would Come when no man Could work.”] [Compare with: The scholars believe the line describes the death of the sun and refers to a period beginning in A.D. 536 when a series of volcanic eruptions is known to have blocked sunlight for several years, leading to mass starvation.]
[Maya kings and queens are typically shown wearing flamboyant headdresses bedecked with masks, quetzal feathers, and jewels as they conjure (call upon) their ancestors or perform other important rites. . . . The diadem on these headbands often took a form scholars have named the “jester god,” after the resemblance of its three-pointed head to the cap of a medieval jester. This god appears to have had its roots in representations of the maize plant. Maize was the foundational staple of the Maya diet and, according to the creation story told in the Popol Vuh, the substance from which the gods formed early Maya ancestors. {The maize god’s birth was a central part of Maya fertility and rainmaking rituals.} Thus, it came to be seen as a symbol of royal authority. “We know that headdresses were immensely potent items, perhaps best exemplified by the exception that proves the rule,” de Carteret says. “Captives are often shown nude, their disheveled hair falling to their shoulders. It’s the ultimate expression of shame. Without a headdress, they are without power or protection.”] [A Late Classic (A.D. 600–900) Maya vase from the Peten region of Guatemala portrays a king and queen (above, center) preparing to perform a ceremonial dance. Both royal figures wear feather headdresses. The king’s headgear features a headband with a jade diadem that was a symbol of royal authority. The king has swirls of red paint on his upper body, and the queen has red lines painted below her eyes. A kneeling male attendant applies red paint to the king’s backside, while a standing male attendant holds a mirror for him. A female attendant (above, far left) holds a mask that the king will wear during the dance. All three attendants have a brown tone covering their bodies and light patches around their mouths.]

The Works of Flavius Josephus
[So Elijah accepted of his discreet words and courteous behaviour, and came down and followed him. And when he came to the King, he prophesyed to him, and told him, that “God said; since thou hast despised him as not being God, and so unable to foretel the truth about thy distemper, but hast sent to the God of Ekron to enquire of him what will be the end of this thy distemper; know this, that thou shalt die.”]
[There was a noted sanctuary of Baal at Ekron. The Baal who was worshipped was called Baal Zebub, which some scholars connect with Beelzebub, known from 2 Kings 1:2]
[Other evidence of Canaanite acculturation is reflected in the Philistine worship not only of Asherah, as suggested above, but also of the Philistine gods mentioned in the Bible who were Canaanite in origin- Dagon is one. Another is Ba‘alzebub, “Lord of the Fly,” sometimes amended to Ba‘al-zebul, “Exalted Baal,” a local Canaanite god with a Semitic name. . . . Here, too, we find evidence of the Philistines assimilating the Canaanite world while retaining traces of their Aegean origins and identity. This duality is clearly reflected in the royal dedicatory inscription from Ekron, the earliest documentation of Greek in ancient Canaan. The divine patroness of the temple in which the inscription was found is identified with a Greek name, Potnia. But the language of the inscription is a Philisto-South-Canaanite dialect, and the very letters of the Greek name are Canaanite.]

The Battle of Armageddon: A Prophetic View - And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. The angel told John that Jerusalem would be trodden “under foot forty and two months” (Revelation 11:2). Forty-two months is the equivalent of three and a half years. Likewise, the two witnesses mentioned in verse 3 would prophesy and testify of Jesus Christ for 1,260 days, or approximately three and a half years. This number is mathematically equivalent to [a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.] Or, in other words, a year (time); times 3 (and times), and 6 months, or half a year (half a time). [Research Note: "And to the woman were given (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)" two wings of a great eagle (the power and full protection of the Bald Eagle of The United States of America, in North America and South America), that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.] In other words, during the time that the City of Old Jerusalem is being trodden under foot forty and two months, by a multi massive multitude of armies gathered together from many nations of the earth, to fight against the remnants of Judah in Israel. The Executive Office of the Presidency of The United States of America and the Federal Government, with its concomitant global military capacity, will provide temporal protection for Zion, and all of her Stakes, located throughout the world; specifically, (Temple Districts with headquartered contiguous stakes) and those especially in the American Continent. [(President) Joseph Smith, (Jr.) taught that "Zion" included both North and South America, and he stated that the day would come when the whole world would be in a state of war except the American continent. Here is what he said about it: . . . When wars come, we shall have to flee to Zion. The time is soon coming, when no man will have any peace but in Zion and her stakes. . . . I saw armies arrayed against armies. I saw blood, desolation, fires. . . . How long you will have good crops, and the famine be kept off, I do not know . . . ]

RESEARCH NOTE: Having our names, and the names of all of our real ancestry, and connecting families, correctly, accurately documented and acceptably written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (genealogy), today, is exactly equivalent to Ancient Israel in Egypt, [Putting blood on the doorposts and lintel (as it) gave these places the status of an altar, because of the great risk the Israelites took in sacrificing the Pascal lamb. Recall that the Egyptians worshipped the lamb as a deity, and in displaying the lamb’s blood for all to see, the Israelites were attesting that they had abandoned their former beliefs, practiced in Egypt, and were prepared to risk their lives to do so. <A ram is defined as "an uncastrated male sheep" and [the ram was the sacred animal of two Egyptian gods, Amun and Khnum.] And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land. And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God: lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will they not stone us? > In doing this, the blood on the doorposts and lintel became like the blood that is sprinkled on the altar, because the altar is for expiation, and the blood on the doorposts and lintel served as expiation for the Israelites’ sin of following Egyptian ways.] Home Page > Jewish Heritage > Weekly Torah Portion (Parashat Hashavua) > Exodus > Bo > Doorposts and their Symbolism; from Bar Ilan University [Bar-Ilan University (BIU, Hebrew: אוניברסיטת בר-אילן‎, Universitat Bar-Ilan) is a public research university in the city of Ramat Gan in the Tel Aviv District, Israel. Established in 1955, Bar Ilan is Israel's second-largest academic institution. It has 18,000 students, (1,000+ Doctoral students) and 1,350 faculty members.]
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Doorsteps and their Symbolism
By: Yair Barkai
[The commandment to spread the blood (of the Pascal lamb) on the doorposts and lintel has raised various questions and been extensively discussed. Therefore here I shall focus on the symbolic significance of the place the Israelites were commanded to apply the blood of the sacrifice. It is written, “They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they are to eat it.”],14206,14373,14400,17652

Doing true Family Genealogy and History Research, is now, more than ever before, in the history of the world, critically incumbent for all patriarchal family salvation, both in this temporal time period and for all eternity. [Behold, the great day of the Lord is at hand; and who can abide the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appeareth? For he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fuller’s soap; and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness. Let us, therefore, as a church and a people, and as Latter-day Saints, offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness; and let us present in his holy temple, when it is finished, a book containing the records of our dead, which shall be worthy of all acceptation.] In other words, very simple words, there is only one way to offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness; and that is by presenting in his holy temples, books containing the records of our dead, which shall be worthy of all acceptation. Anything less than books worthy of all acceptation, will be rejected, just as [Cain’s offering was rejected by the Lord . . . (since) it was not done in faith nor in the prescribed and revealed manner (compare Moses 5:5–8 with Gen. 4:3–5).]

ADDENDUM: I have represented myself as a professional genealogical research specialist, and through my published works, I was given multiple notices in Who's Who in America. I am researching the Tinney Surname as it progresses through the Medieval genealogy time frame, past written history to present written history. You will note that the records I have submitted show that there are origins presented in the surname, from Etruscan sources in Italy, to Germanic origins, as Thor is a prominently mentioned god throughout the recorded history of the Germanic peoples. These facts invalidate all surname DNA projects. It is NOT correct to state: [Because surnames are passed down from father to son in many cultures (patrilineal), and Y-chromosomes (Y-DNA) are passed from father to son with a predictable rate of mutation, people with the same surname can use genealogical DNA testing to determine if they share a common ancestor within recent history.] Sorry, it is all a waste of money and time. The Lost Ten Tribes scattering in the "north", as shown in transmission of false worship identity figures, stemming from Semitic historical truths, coming down from the House of Shem, further crush hopes of making valid, true, documented data links, to past ancestral residences. It is all mythical mental fabrication. See: Tinney, Thomas Milton 1941- [WorldCat Identities]
Document Section from the Birth of Jesus Christ to A.D. 1453.
A surname DNA project is a genetic genealogy project
which uses genealogical DNA tests to trace male lineage.

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