Four most important stone´s from the Holy Bible

Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799 in Egypt by Napoleon’s scientists, was written in three languages: hieroglyphics, demotic, and Greek. It unlocked the mystery of the hieroglyphics which have helped confirm the authenticity of the Bible.

Ezekiel 20:5 – And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I [am] the LORD your God;

”And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.” – Exodus 32:3,4 

 The Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799 in Egypt by Napoleon’s scientists, was written in three languages: hieroglyphics, demotic, and Greek. It unlocked the mystery of the hieroglyphics which have helped confirm the authenticity of the Bible.

Here is one example. Address to the Gods of Tuat, from the Papyrus of Nu, contains these lines (British Museum No. 10477, Sheet 24): ”I have propitiated the god by doing his will, I have given bread to the hungry man, and water to him that was athirst, and apparel to the naked man, and a ferry boat to him that had no boat.”

Now here is a passage from Matthew 25:36 from Young’s Literal Translation: ”‘Then shall the king say to those on his right hand, Come ye, the blessed of my Father, inherit the reign that hath been prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I did hunger, and ye gave me to eat; I did thirst, and ye gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and ye recevied me, naked, and ye put around me; I was infirm, and ye looked after me; in prision I was, and ye came unto me.’”

There are at least 6 similarities that I can see:

  1. First person subject
  2. Giving food
  3. Giving water
  4. Providing clothing
  5. The order of presentation (food, water, clothing)
  6. The semantic or rhythmic structure

I am by no means an academic expert in this field, but I have done my own inquiry. I recently came across this passage on my own when reading through Budge’s translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, written approximately 1250 BCE. I have been investigating the claim that the New Testament contains dramatic material from rituals descendant from those that were used in Ancient Egypt and described in the Book of the Dead. Without being able to translate hieroglyphic writing, we would not be able to make this comparison. The Rosetta Stone provided an important key to translating hieroglyphs and gave us access to the religious ideas of Ancient Egypt.

There is a scholar who wrote a great deal on this subject in the earlier part of the 20th century named Alvin Boyd Kuhn. Kuhn often cites the Rosetta Stone in his writing as bringing clarity to the otherwise bizarre and cryptic text of the Bible. One of his theses is that the New Testament dramas are derived from earlier Egyptian sources.

 

Moabite Stone – The stone of Salvation

The Moabite Stone discovered in 1868 at Dibon, Jordan, confirmed Moabite attacks on Israel as recorded in 2 Kings 1 and 3.

The Psalms, Proverbs, Canticles, Job, Esther, Ecclesisstes, contain no allusion to the L,L,; the very late Book of Daniel refers to it; the story of th discovery anddestructin of th Moabite Stone; the characters engraved upon it; its contens; signs of progress inwriting in any early age, sp that the O.S. many have been composed i the days of David and Soomon; the language shows the close affinity of the Moabites to the Hebrews. Chemosh is the Sun-God of Moab, fills the same place in the inscription as YAHVEH, the Sun-God of Canaan, does in the Bible; the worship of Chemosh in substance identical with that of YAHVEH, who is recognized as the National Deity of theTen Tribes.; the namen YAHVEH knowws to the Moabites,, and therefore spoken by the israelites of that age.

Balak took Balaam to Bamoth-Baal, which means lord of the high places, or fortresses.  This is the name of various gods, e.g. Janus or Thor.  Daniel mentions the ”god of fortresses” (Daniel 11:38).  This god was believed to control the gates of cities and jails and was known as the god of the key.  For this reason the key was used as a symbol among heathen priests.

The Star Of Bethsheba is M22 (Messier 22)

The City of David

It was at this time that God made a covenant with David to allow his son to build the house, but God would

establish through David an everlasting throne (2 Sam. 5:17-7:16).

 

Philosopher´s Stone

The twelve signs of the zodiac form a quadruplicity of elements (fire, water, earth and air), represented by the four triangles. Each elemental triangle is influenced by three basic qualities, cardinal, mutable and fixed. The houses that sit across from each other in the heavens (opposites), fall into place adjacent to each other within the star, aligning themselves naturally along the axes of cardinal, mutable and fixed.

The Majesty of God
1Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death. 2He said, ”The LORD came from Sinai, And dawned on them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran, And He came from the midst of ten thousand holy ones; At His right hand there was flashing lightning for them. 3″Indeed, He loves the people; All Your holy ones are in Your hand, And they followed in Your steps; Everyone receives of Your words.…

Psalm 84:11

 

For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!…

The Ebernezer Stone

”What is an Ebenezer, anyway?”

That’s a good question! I always chuckle at the visual images which still come into my mind when we sing hymn No. 400: ”Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” The words are wonderful, but when we come to verse 2, and the words: ”Here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come…” I cannot shake the mental image of someone holding up Ebenezer Scrooge.

Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Jeshanah, and named it Ebenezer; for he said, ”Thus far the LORD has helped us.” So the Philistines were subdued and did not again enter the territory of Israel; the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel. The towns that the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron to Gath; and Israel recovered their territory from the hand of the Philistines. There was peace also between Israel and the Amorites. (1 Samuel 7:12-14 NRSV)

It is usually transliterated as a proper name by dropping the definite article (Ha) from the Hebrew word for ”help” (Ezer) and putting it together with the Hebrew word for ”stone” (Even) to create: ”Ebenezer.” The etymological roots of the word, thus defined, should demonstrate that an ”Ebenezer” is, literally, a ”Stone of Help.”

In 1 Samuel 4:1-11 and 5:1, the Ebenezer is strangely identified with a particular site, about four miles south of Gilgal, where the Israelites were twice defeated by the Philistines and the Ark of the Covenant was stolen. These battles took place, however, before the site was actually named Ebenezer. It was like someone saying that Dinosaurs once lived in Dallas county — they did, but not when this area was called ”Dallas.” Likewise, the two battles mentioned in 1 Samuel 4 and 5 took place at Ebenezer, but some time before it was so-named.

The site wasn’t named Ebenezer until after the Israelites finally defeated the Philistines, and took back the Ark of the Covenant. To commemorate the victorious battle, Samuel set up a marker-stone, named it ”Stone of Help,” and thereby the site became identified with the stone and with the place where God’s miraculous help aided them in their victory over the Philistines. The stone, standing up-right, was called ”Ebenezer,” and the site naturally took on that name as well.

Literally speaking, an Ebenezer is a ”stone of help,” or a reminder of God’s Real, Holy Presence and Divine aid. Spiritually and theologically speaking, an Ebenezer can be nearly anything that reminds us of God’s presence and help: the Bible, the Sacramental Elements, a cross, a picture, a fellow believer, a hymn – those things which serve as reminders of God’s love, God’s Real Presence, and God’s assistance are ”Ebenezers.”