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Old 05-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #264
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Question Has history been tampered with

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Originally Posted by james_morrison View Post
I have not gone though the thread in detail so this may have been covered already.
If Jesus came to England it would have been between 15 and 30 AD. He was crucified between 30 and 36 AD. In 60AD following an invasion in AD 43 the Romans committed genocide of the English druids, on Anglesey and destroyed evidence of their teachings. The only two religions the Romans banned and tried to destroy were Christianity and Druidism.

Interesting.

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Has history been tampered with? Countless chronicles as well as works of art and literature have been considered authentic for centuries before becoming denounced as counterfeit.A presumed fragment of Cicero's "De Consolatione" discovered by the famous humanist scholar Sigonius only became identified as a work of the latter two centuries after the death of the author -- we would probably still believe in Cicero's authorship of said fragment if it hadn't been for the discovery of Sigonius' written confession.

Similar examples are rather abundant -- the "Thespian poet Lucius Varus" who turned out to be a 18th century Dutch scientist by the name of Heerkens plagiarizing from the 16th century Venetian author Corrario, the German "translation" of a Phoenician history tractate by a student named Wagenfeld in the 19th century, "classical" texts sold to the Leipzig library by a certain Schennis in the 1920's and so forth. Think of just how many remain undiscovered -- after all, the larger part of the iceberg always remains underwater.

However, there may be an equal amount of valid historical documents in existence that were declared forgeries due to their being at odds with the official history. Anatoly Fomenko, the prominent mathematician, was the first to apply natural scientific methods to historical data, coming up with a revolutionary theory which implies a radical revision of history as we know it. This theory finally explains such historical oddities as the existence of Christian tabernacles in the pagan town of Pompeii and the Ottoman Turks referred to as "Persians" in mediaeval documents, your view of history shall never be the same again!

Biblical characters in the Middle Ages.

We are accustomed quite well to thinking that the events described in the Bible - and especially in the Old Testament - date back to an epoch so distant that it can hardly be called "historical" in the usual sense. We seem to know everything there is to know about these times and these characters, in particular that most of them date to epochs preceding the new era by a couple of millennia, and that the events described in the Bible took place in and around the Middle East for the most part.

Could all of what we know be untrue? The big news is that it can, and is - the extensive research conducted by numerous Biblical scholars notwithstanding. Although the good faith of the latter can be doubted in quite a few cases, even the most scrupulous of scientists who ever had to tackle the gigantic array of data contained in the Bible were basing their research on the existing chronology - too obvious and self-implying to strike anyone as untrue. The sole exception to this is a group of mathematicians who have used the newest statistical methods to analyze the Bible from an altogether different standpoint, having revised the consensual chronology completely prior to that.

The results are astonishing to say the least. We learn that the Biblical Jerusalem was in fact located on the Bosporus and known as Constantinople and that the Biblical kingdoms of Israel and Judah can be identified as the mediaeval Roman Empire - the familiar characters transform into their mediaeval doppelgangers which are a lot less familiar to us but known quite well to historians. And it is from the part of the historians that we hear the loudest and most indignant criticisms of the new research - a touch too loud, perhaps, and with too many ad hominem accusations scattered here and there for us to declare the new chronology a blatant and unscientific lie the way they urge us to. There's just too much vitriol and a surprising paucity of actual academic argumentation.
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Louis (or Ludovico) Maracci (1612-1700), best known by name Lewis Maracci, was an Italian Oriental scholar and professor of Arabic in the College of Wisdom at Rome.This Orientalist is chiefly known as the publisher and editor of Quran of Muhammad(also spelt as Mohamet or Mahomet) in Arabic. He is also well known for translating Quran in Latin, editing Arabic Bible, and numerous other works.
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