The Carthagians did not allow the passage of Roman or Greek ships though the Mediterranean Sea. Coupled with the Iberian colonies in Spain, they controlled formed a blockade not allowing any travel through the Gates of Gibraltar also called the Pillars of Hercules.
They also did not want the Romans and Greeks to find out about their findings in North America. The Greeks and Romans hated the Carthangians because they were land locked. Carthage would not allow anyone to pass through the Straits of .Gibraltar.
The first ruler of Carthage was Dido. For perspective, Virgil, a Latin poet contemporary with Diodorus, called Dido the legendary queen of Carthage, who is mentioned by Josephus and was a historical figure, both blonde and beautiful in his Aeneid.
Strabo, speaking of Moses and the Israelite conquest of Canaan (and the terms which he uses are later geographic labels), says that under Moses’ successors the Israelites “seized the property of others and subdued much of Syria and Phoenicia” (Josh 16.2.37), In fact David’s census included Sidon and Tyre.
Notice below—the Israelites were living with the Canaanites and Hivites in the area of Phoencians because King David census takers went into to Sidon and Tyre count the Israelites.
2Sa 24:4 Notwithstanding, the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.
2Sa 24:6 then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtim-hodshi; and they came to Dan-jaan, and round about to Sidon,
2Sa 24:7 and came to the stronghold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites; and they went out to the south of Judah, at Beer-sheba.
LETS MAKE THIS CLEAR THE ISRAELITES WERE IN THE LAND OF THE PHOENCIANS.
“In the sea outside the Pillar of Hercules (Gibraltar) they say that an island was found by the Carthaginians, a wilderness having wood of all kinds and navigable rivers, remarkable fore various kinds of fruits and many days sailing distance away. When the Carthaginian, who were masters of the Western Ocean, observed that many traders and other mene, attract by the fertility of the soil and the pleasant climate, they feared that knowledge of the land would reach other nations. Therefore the Carthaginian Empire issued a decree that no one under penalty of death should thereafter sail thither.”
Diodorus, Greek historian wrote:
“Over against Africa lies a very great island in the vast ocean, many days sail from Lybia westward. The soil there is very fruitful, a great part whereof is mountainous, but much likewise is a plain, which is the most sweet and pleasant part, for it is watered with several navigable rivers … “
The Israelites began migrating out of the Middle East before the Israelites entered into the land of Canaan.
One of the earliest European settlements was in Spain. The settlement was Gades or Gadeira known today as Cadiz. Historian Philip Hitti states the Gads formed a colony around 1100 BC. Gad helped settled Spain or Portugal. We can also see that they named Rock of Gilbratrar after the Gades. Who was Gad? Gad is one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
This region was not called Spain at that time. Spain was originally called Iberia. It was given the name Iberia in the six century by the Greeks. The Romans called it Hibernia. The Iberian Peninsula includes Spain, Portugal and Rock of Gilbratrar.
This settlement in Iberia or Spain was called Tarshish by the Phoencians. Tarshish is also referenced in the Bible.
2Ch 9:21 For the king’s ships went to Tarshish with the servants of Hiram: every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.
Jon 1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. Notice the name Tharshish was also a son in the tribe of Benjamin.
1Ch 7:10 The sons also of Jediael; Bilhan: and the sons of Bilhan; Jeush, and Benjamin, and Ehud, and Chenaanah, and Zethan, and Tharshish, and Ahishahar.
MIGRATION TO GREECE
Also the tribe of Dan in mentioned in the book of Judges as a people in ships. They are believed to traveled out of region of Palestine around 1200 B.C.
Jdg 5:17 Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships? Asher continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches
Ency. Britannica records that the Greeks identified a group of people called the Danaans who were seafaring-people in the Mediterranean Sea area around 1200 BC. In 536 BC the Persians invaded Scythians and attacked the tribes Massegatae and Dahae. Ency Brittannia states, Dahae is the same tribe as Dana and Dahans.Irish Mythology
According to Irish Mythology, a band of adventurers from Dan apparently also reached Greece and contributed to the ruling class.
“Danaus, the father of fifty daughters on coming to Argos took up his abode in the city of Inarchos and throughout Hellas [i.e. Greece] he laid down the law that all people hitherto named Pelasgians were to be named Danaans.“ (Strabo 5.2.40 quoting Euripides ca. 480-406 BCE).
Irish accounts the Tribe of Dana came from Greece and had fought there against the Philistines. We see Irish Mythology perhaps correctly identifying the Pelasgians as Philstines. Bible talks about Philistines living in Crete and Cyprus. Caphtor is the name for both Crete and Cyprus. [Amos 9:7].
King David’s Copper Mines found in America
David stock piled all the metals – copper, Gold, etc to build the temple.
1Ch 22:2 And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.
1Ch 22:3 And David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the joinings; and brass in abundance without weight;
1Ch 22:5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
1Ch 22:10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.
1Ch 22:14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto.
So where did David get these metals? Dr. Fell “ Bronze Age America:, Dr. Fell was an professor and Archeology from Harvard University.
“There are also quite independent reasons for thinking that Ancient Europeans voyagers came to America. They concern the mining of Metals.”
According to Bronze America p.261,
Between 1953 and 1956 Roy Drier lead an expedition to the mines around Lake Superior. Michigan Mining and Technology conducted this expedition. They estimated that at least 500 million pounds of Copper had been removed from the mine. They radiocarbon dated the mining to have occurred between 2000 to 1000 BC. This is exactly the timeframe of King David’s stockpiling of metals for the temple. This mining project had to have involved thousands of people over a long period of time. No doubt that the workers must have brought their families along to live in America during this mining project. Many of these people chose to stay and not return to their homeland – the Middle East.
The Copper and other metals were returned to the Ezion Geber where there was a large blast furnace. This was located in the land of the Phoencians. There was a strong alliance between King David and King Hiram the king of Tyre. No doubt the Phoencians were manufacturing ore for King David. (Keller, Bible As History, p 100-202)
1Ki 9:26 And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom.
1Ki 9:27 And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.
1Ki 9:28 And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
In 1872 a slave belonging of Joaquim Alves de Costa, found a broken stone tablet in the tropical rain forests of Brazil’s Paraiba state. Gordon translated the inscription as follows”
“We are Sidonian Canaanites from the city of the Mercantile King. We were cast up on this distant shore, a land of mountains. We sacrificed a youth to the celestial gods and goddesses in the nineteenth year of our mighty King Hiram and embarked from Ezion-geber into the Red Sea. We voyaged with ten ships and were at sea together for two years around Africa. Then we were separated by the hand of Baal and were no longer with our companions. So we have come here, twelve men and three women, into New Shore. Am I, the Admiral, a man who would flee? Nay! May the celestial gods and goddesses favor us well!”
The Bible also talks about the people of Tyre crossing the oceans!!
“And say to Tyre, 0 you who dwell at entrance to the sea, who are merchants of the peoples of many islands and coastlands. . . The inhabitants of Sion and [the island] of Arvad were your oarsmen; your skilled wise men, O Tyre, were in you, they were your pilots. The old men of Gebal [a city north of Sidon] and its skilled and wise men in you were your calkers; all the ships of the sea with their mariners were in you to deal in your merchandise and trading” (Ezekiel 27:3, 8-9).
Ezekiel goes on, “Your rowers brought you out into the great and deep waters; the east wind has broken and wrecked you in the heart of the seas . . . When your wares came forth from the seas, you met the desire, and the demand, and the necessity of many people; you enriched the KINGS OF THE EARTH with your abundant wealth and merchandise. Now you are shattered by the seas . . .” (vs. 26, 33-34, Amplified Bible).
“You Resemble a Sinner of Canaan!” Mariano Edward Rivero and John James von Tschudi in Peruvian Antiquities (1857) p.9
“Like the Jews, the Indians offer their firstfruits, they keep their new moons, and the feast of expiations at the end of September or in the beginning of October; they divide the year into four seasons, corresponding with the Jewish festivals. . . . In some parts of North America circumcision is practised . . . There is also much analogy between the Hebrews and Indians in that which concerns various rites and customs; such as the ceremonies of purification, the use of the bath . . . fasting, and the manner of prayer. The Indians likewise abstain from the blood of animals, as also from fish without scales; they consider divers quadrupeds unclean, also certain birds and reptiles, and they are accustomed to offer as a holocaust the firstlings of the flock”
Golden Wedge of Ophir
Isa 13:12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
The Incas had a legend that an ancient king sent two children out with a golden Wedge.
“these two children of the Sun were given a golden wedge which they were to carry with them wherever they wandered; and on the spot where this wedge sank without effort into the ground and disappered they were told to found their mother city. When the divine pair reached the vicinity of Cuzco, their talisman slid into the earth and vanished from sight” (The Epic of Latin America, p. 25).
Thracians were American Indians
Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia defines the boundaries of Thrace in much the same manner, adding that “the THRACIANS were a barbaric, warlike people who established their own kingdom in the 5th century B.C.” (Vol. 23, p. 140). Also, the Thracian tribes tattooed themselves, thus being distinguished from the Celtic tribes.
They people came to Scotland and became the Picts.
“It is there that there came a troop of the soldiers of the PICT-FOLK [a name the Canaanites were called by other nations], on account of the fame and glory of that sea expedition of Golamh [Gathelus]; they having had knowledge of one another FROM THE TIME HE WAS IN THRACIA with his people. Each of them welcomed the other, and they joined their treaty and friendship on each side. When they were agreed together, the PICTS [Canaanites] complained to them of the narrowness of THEIR LAND AND TERRITORY IN THRACIA AND IN PICT-LAND. Golamh [Gathelus] with his brethren, and his CHILDREN promised that they would give help and military alliance with them, to contend for ANOTHER TERRITORY and fair heritage; and that they would be united against their enemies as though they were brethren; until that they [Gathelus and his people] should get rest and should desist from the sea-journeyings and wanderings on which they were, and that they should reach their native land. The PICTS [Canaanites] were satisfied with that, and took farewell of Golamh [Gathelus] thereafter. It is from that treaty and friendship which the PICTS joined with Golamh that, long afterwards, the GAEDAL perforce cleared for them THE LAND WHERE THE PICTS [CANAANITES] ARE, as Golamh [Gathelus] foretold at that time.” — Leabhar Gabhala: The Book of Conquests of Ireland, The Recension of Micheal O’Cleirigh. Part I. Edited by MacAlister & MacNeill. Hodges, Friggis & Co., Ltd. Dublin. 1916. P. 233
Laps were ancient Canaanites
Close to the Pillars of Hercules, on the African side, the vanquished Canaanite refugees built two cities: “They [the Canaanites] built THE CITY OF TINGE AND TANGER IN NUMIDIA, where were two pillars of white stone, placed near to a great fountain, in which, in the Phoenician tongue, was engraven: WE ARE CANAANITES, WHOM JOSHUA THE THIEF CHASED AWAY” (Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in All Ages,1613. Book I, chapter XVIII, p. 85).
In the Historie af Danmark by Suhm, published in 1775, the arrival of the Canaanites in Scandinavia is recorded: “Messenius…says that CANAANITES, which were DRIVEN OUT BY JOSHUA, came to Scondia which they called henceforth SCANDINAVIA. This is supposed to have happened 844 YEARS AFTER THE FLOOD…And Arngrim Jonae, the learned Icelander, insists that THE CANAANITES, DRIVEN OUT BY JOSHUA, WERE THE FIRST INHABITANTS OF THE NORTH…” (Page 101).
“the Blackfoot are the ONLY Native Americans (at least the only ones typed) who have TYPE A BLOOD — over 90% of Native Americans have type O blood. Blood group B is highest in eastern Europe and the Middle East; BLOOD GROUP A IS COMMON ON THE FRINGES OF EUROPE — NOTABLY AMONG THE LAPPS OF NORTHERN FINLAND AND NORWAY.”
American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 27. 1967: 188). Ernest Hooten of Harvard University believed that Near Easterners may have been a factor in Amerindian racial diversity (Harold Gladwin, Men Out of Asia. N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 1947. Pp. 63-65). Kirk Magelby has drawn attention to numerous Mesoamerican bearded figures that look more Near Eastern than Mongoloid (“A Survey of Mesoamerican Bearded Figures,” F.A.R.M.S. preliminary report, 1979).
Hu the Mighty
‘HU THE MIGHTY,’ led a party of settlers FROM ASIA MINOR TO BRITAIN. A DESCENDANT OF ABRAHAM.
“The Welsh TRIADS, or ‘traditional chronicles,’ give evidence of HU THE MIGHTY COMING FROM ASIA MINOR. In the Welsh Triad 4, we read that: ‘The FIRST of the THREE CHIEFTAINS who established the colony was Hu the Mighty, who CAME WITH THE ORIGINAL SETTLERS. They came over the Hazy Sea from the summer country, which is called DEFROBANI, that is where Constinoblys now stands.'” — Stonehenge and Druidism. Artisan Sales, Thousand Oaks, Ca. 1979. P. 75.
900 BC Migration
At that time, there was a great drought in the Middle East during the reign of King Ahab. 869 – 850 BC. This is recorded in Scriptures. I King 16:29 /22:40.We know many people left the region. King Ahab was only able to roundup 7,000 troops for a battle. I Kings 20:5. This is a strong indication that many people left the region when King Ahab .
When the Romans sacked Carthage in 146 B.C. they destroyed all historical records of Carthage. After the Punic Wars, the Carthaginians left North Africa for an unnamed location.Nigel Davies, in his book Voyager to the New World sited Herodotus that Carthaginians mounted an expedition of 30,000 men and women in 60 ships in 500-480 BC and sent them westward into the Atlantic toward an unknown destination.
Alfred Church wrote,
“It was decreed by the Carthaginians that Hanno should sail beyond the Pillars of Hercules and found cities … Accordingly he sailed with sixty ships of fifty oars each and a multitude of men and women to the number of thirty thousand . . ” Note: Hanno was a Punic War hero.
These people were known as the Hopewell People. The Hopewell people are documented for arch. studies. These people joined with the Adena people who lived in the Ohio Valley. This migration coincides with the Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome. A tablet called the Grave Creek mound written in Punic Iberia language dates back to 200 B.C. was found In the Ohio Valley. This language dates back to 1000 B.C. You can visit their cemetery at a State Park called Grave Creek Mound State Park, Moundsville, West Virginia.
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