WWW, May 2008 - In this interesting
essay, well known alternative archeologist
Jonathan Gray explores the roots of language
and religion, only to come out with a
conclusion that diametrically opposes the
A Babylon Observer Re-Print.
You are about to hear some
But first, did you catch what's being
planned for Europe? There'll be fireworks
over this, you can be sure.
It has been announced that in the emerging
new united Europe, all national borders will
Already many in England are irate about this
- because it means the destruction of
What millions in World War II fought to stop
Hitler doing, is now planned to happen
anyway - by stealth.
And as the Telegraph News Service further
"England has been
wiped off a map of Europe drawn up by
Brussels bureaucrats as part of a scheme
that the Tories claim threatens to
undermine the country's national identity.
"The new European plan splits England
into three zones that are joined with
areas in other countries.
"The 'Manche' region covers part of
southern England and northern France while
the Atlantic region includes western parts
of England, Portugal, Spain and Wales.
"The North Sea region includes
eastern England, Sweden, Denmark, the
Netherlands and parts of Germany.
"A copy of the map, which takes no
reference to England or Britain, has even
renamed the English Channel the 'Channel
Did you know that a poster
of the new Europe portrays the ancient Tower
of Babel, with the slogan, "Many
Tongues, One Voice"? (LINK)
Out in the remote canyons of the Pergatoire
River, just south of La Junta, Colorado,
researcher Gary Vey was examining some very
I was quietly pondering that when my wife
Josephine asked, "What was the very
first human tongue?
I looked up. "You mean, what was the
very first human language?"
"Yes," she replied. "Or do
you have any idea what is our closest modern
language to the original, First
A fascinating question, don't you think?
Would you like to know?
As an archaeologist, I believe the answer
has now been discovered.
The amazing thing was that these ancient
alphabetic symbols were virtually identical
to others found in the Negev desert of
Israel, in South Australia, in Yemen, in
Chile and in the British Isles!
On six continents, the ancient language
symbols were virtually the same.
After numerous deciphering attempts,
translations were eventually made with
success through an old Hebrew dialect.
The Colorado alphabet consisted of 22 basic,
distinct geometric shapes and some
variations. Vey has termed it “The First
Translations of similar petroglyphs by
another team in Australia proved that they
originated with the same root culture and
ascribed to the same rules of grammar and
Likewise with the petroglyphs in Israel’s
Negev desert, documented by Dr James Harris,
during the Harvard expedition in 1994.
These, along with those on other continents,
hinted at an original common language.
ONLY ONE GLOBAL LANGUAGE AT FIRST
If we were to trace the footsteps of the
first migration wave, we would discover that
it has left its traces in just ONE UNIVERSAL
This fact that the whole world once spoke
the same language survives in the racial
memory of many peoples.
A fragmentary Sumerian tablet copied by the
Oxford cuneiformist Oliver Gurney speaks of
a time when “the whole universe” spoke
“in one tongue.”
The epic myth of Enmerker and the Lord of
Araita, published by Professor S.N. Kramer,
of the University of Pennsylvania, records
that all mankind spoke one and the same
language until Enki, the Sumerian god of
wisdom, confounded their speech.
The idea that there was a time when all men
spoke the same language is found also in
ancient Egyptian and Indian writings.
Likewise, the Popul Vuh, a book of the
Central American Maya, records that “those
who gazed at the rising of the sun [the
ancestors who formerly lived eastward of the
Americas]… had but one language… before
These testimonies support the biblical book
of Genesis statement that “all the earth
was of one language, and of one speech.”
SUDDEN CONFUSION OF
Numerous ancient traditions concur that:
spoke a single language at first.
(b) The various
languages did not arise capriciously,
(c) In a single
dramatic event the one original language
became suddenly confused.
(d) Then from
one central point the people were scattered
to the ends of the earth.
Interestingly, all three branches of the
human race recall this.
Various peoples, such as the Mexicans, the
Chaldeans, the Hindus, the Greeks, the
Chiapa of the Americas, Australian
Aboriginal tribes, and the Fijians, to name
a few, were discovered with a tradition
concerning this event in which each tribe
received a new language.
So evidently, this is not just some biblical
fairytale. This ancient event has been burnt
into the racial memory of mankind as a
LANGUAGE DID NOT JUST "EVOLVE"
Were you aware that no society is known at
any point in history which did not have a
fully developed language? (“Encyclopaedia
Brittanica”,15th ed., Macrop., vol.19,
We find NO EVIDENCE for any kind of
evolutionary development of language. The
fact is, evolution cannot in any meaningful
manner account for one language, much less
hundreds of languages.
In any case, who had time to formulate
grammar when we were all supposedly running
around simply trying to survive the next few
minutes of life?
I have lived with jungle savages. And did
you know that the most primitive tribes
possess the most sophisticated languages?
THE FIRST RELIGION?
Would you like to know what the original
religion of planet earth was? Or what is the
closest modern day religion to the original?
Here, again, archaeology comes to the
IS THE “ONE GOD" IDEA THE
RESULT OF EVOLUTION?
Have you ever heard it said that religion
just evolved? Or that man's thinking has
evolved gradually from magic, to religion,
That from an initial primitive worship of
many gods, religion evolved to the idea of
just one God (momotheism)?
Has anyone ever told you that?
Let's face it, you'll hear it today in many
places of learning.
Well, dear reader, we’ve been had! And all
so as to get the evolution theory accepted.
Well, wouldn't you rather know the truth?
Then here it is.
There is not a shred of evidence for this
supposed progression from magic, to
religion, to science.
On the contrary, archaeology shows us there
was science from the very start of human
presence on earth.
That’s the opposite from what the
evolution theory predicted.
SAME CULTURE AND SAME RELIGION ORIGINALLY
So what is the truth about religion?
Well, you’ll recall that researchers on
six continents have been discovering script
in mankind’s “First Tongue”.
And that the content of the translations,
although not complete, suggests a single
culture and religious belief system,
MONOTHEISM AT FIRST
But the evidence goes further than that.
Two common petroglyphs represent the names
of deity - “EL” and “YAH”. “EL”
represents the abstract form of deity - that
which cannot be comprehended by man, while
“YAH” is the Creator.
Both concepts represent a single deity - One
God - but recognise the aspects of
“knowable” and “unknowable” deity.
A successful translation has been made of
the entire top row of the Colorado
inscriptions, reading, “YARE HA EL”, or
“PRAISE THE LORD”.
This indicates a monotheistic religious
belief at that early time when there was
still a global language.
It hints at an original faith inherited from
the earliest ancestors.
The evidence shows that MONOtheism lay at
the root of all religions. And this
continued until shortly after 2000 BC
when monotheism began to degenerate into
pantheism, polytheism and animism.
Careful archaeologists and historians (Horn,
Faber, Rawlinson, Waddell and Budge, to name
a few) insist, from their discoveries, that
the earliest Sumerians, Iranians,
Phoenicians, Egyptians and Indians were
Those early civilizations recognised
supremely one only God.
They knew also that there was an original
prophecy that although man had messed up
himself and the planet, and could not get
himself out of the mess, the Creator would
ultimately send a Rescuer to cure all ills.
ALL NATIONS AWAITED HIM
This, the world’s oldest prophecy, which
our first parents claimed was given to them,
was handed down to all their descendants -
the prophecy of a coming Deliverer, no less.
Among the ancient Babylonians, Persians,
Chinese, Hindus, Germans, British, Romans,
Egyptians and others, there was an
expectation that this Great One was coming
to cure all ills.
The Roman historian Tacitus refers to this
expectation among the nations. (Tacitus,
Histories, v.13. Suetonius, “Vespasian,
Dupuis, in L’Origine des Cultus, has
collected a vast number of traditions
prevalent in all nations concerning a divine
person, born of a virgin - that is, without
an earthly father.
He would come from heaven for the purpose of
delivering mankind. He would lay down his
life once for all, but rising to life again
would ultimately bring a new world.
This prophecy appears to be as old as the
Notice how an ancient poet contemplated
*A golden progeny from heaven descends,O
chaste Lucinda! speed the mother’s pains,
And haste the glorious birth!
...virtue shall restore,
And crimes shall threat the guilty world no
The warring nations he in peace shall bind,
And with paternal virtues rule mankind.
And here are the words of another poet of
* Hail, great Physician of the world! all
Hail, mighty Infant, who, in years to come,
Shall heal the nations and defraud the
Thy daring art shall animate the dead,
And draw the thunder on Thy guilty head;
For Thou shalt die, but from the dark abode
Rise up victorious, and be twice a God!
* The Babylonians and Persians expected a
king-redeemer and hero-sage, who would
establish a new age of happiness.
* The Chinese also believed that a great
wise man would appear.
* The Hindus believed that the supreme God
would reveal himself to humans and that
ultimately would come a new world.
* The ancient Germans looked forward to the
renewal of the present world.
* The Druids of Britain expected the coming
of the “Curer of all ills."
* Likewise, in the earliest Egyptian texts
are found prophecies proclaiming the coming
of this Savior of the human race -
prophecies that were already ancient.
In these Egyptian texts we are brought face
to face with prophecies concerning a Messiah
who was to come.
It was held that “the teacher awaited
since the creation of the world” had not
yet been manifested on earth. His coming was
to end in his sacrifice and bring about the
regeneration of mankind.
The ancient Egyptian messianic prophecies
refer to the Messiah as “The Lord of Death
In course of time these prophecies of the
Messiah became paganised by the substitution
of Osiris (the god of Vegetational Decay and
Regeneration) and other deities.
Osiris then usurped the attributes and
functions of the promised Messiah that had
been known in earlier Egyptian prophecy.
Only in the late Egyptian literature (from
late in the 18th and early in the 19th
Dynasty) did Osiris and other gods usurp the
functions and attributes of the Promised
That was after religious degeneration had
set in well and truly.
But originally, the position of Osiris
was not messianic. Osiris was at first no
more than an allegorical figurehead, a
patron of corn, a personification of the
agricultural seasons. (Stewart The Witness
of the Great Pyramid, 1928, pp. 64,65)
Much, much later he became “a god who had
been originally a mortal and had risen from
the dead.” (E.A. Wallis Budge, The Book of
the Dead.London: British Museum
And only then were the added attributes of
the Promised One given to him.
Noted archaeologist Professor Budge points
"The beliefs which were conceived by
the Egyptians in their lowest states of
civilization were mingled with those which
reveal the existence of high spiritual
conceptions [at first]." (Budge The
Gods of the Egyptians, 1969 Vol. I, p.32)
PURER FAITH AT THE BEGINNING
Although modern Hinduism recognises a
multitude of gods (possessing different
influences on human affairs), yet the Indian
sacred books show that originally it had
been far otherwise.
Speaking of the Supreme God (known in their
language as Brahm):
* Of Him whose glory is so great, there is
no image. (Veda)* [He] illumines all,
delights all, whence all proceeded; that by
which they live when born, and that to which
all must return. (Veda)* He whom the mind
alone can perceive; whose essence eludes the
external organs, who has no visible parts,
who exists from eternity…. The soul of all
beings, whom no being can comprehend.
(Institutes of Menu)
In these passages there is a trace of
pantheism beginning to emerge, but the very
language employed bears testimony to the
existence among the Hindus at one period of
a far purer faith.
Brahm (the one infinite and eternal God) is
just the original Hebrew Rahm with the
‘b’ prefixed, which is very frequent in
Sanscrit words derived from Hebrew or
The Hebrew Rahm means “the merciful, or
compassionate One”. But Rahm also means
“the Womb”, or “the Bowels” as the
seat of compassion.
Now we find such language applied to
Brahm, as cannot be accounted for, except by
realising that Brahm had the very same
meaning as the Hebrew Rahm.
Thus we find the god Krishna, in one of the
Hindu sacred books (when asserting his high
dignity as a divinity, and his identity with
the Supreme) using these words:
“The great Brahm is my Womb, and in
it I place my foetus, and from it is the
procreation of all nature. The great Brahm
is the Womb of all the various forms which
are conceived in every natural womb.”
It is very clear that Brahm comes from
Rahm which means Womb or Merciful One. Brahm
is just the same as Er-Rahman (“the
all-merciful One”), a title applied by the
Turks to the Most High.
Thus the Hindus, despite the deterioration
of understanding seen today, once knew the
Creator as “the God of mercy”, that is,
“a just God and a rescuer”.
He was also called in India “the
victim-man”. (And among the Buddhistshe
was commonly addressed as “Savior of the
world”. (Mahawanso, xxxi “apud”.
Pococke’s India in Greece, p. 185)
Furthermore, the meaning of Deva (the
generic name for “God” in India) is
similar. Deva originally came from the
Chaldean Thav (“Good”).
Thav is also legitimately pronounced Thev
and in the emphatic form is Theva or Thevo
(“the Good”). “Th” is frequently
The “v” is frequently dropped (just as
“novus” in Latin is “neos” in
Greek). Dheva, or Theva, or Thevo becomes
Deva. It also becomes Deo or Devs”
(“God” in Latin) and Theos (“God” in
Greek), or Theo-s or Thevo-s.
This reflects the passage in the Bible that
says, “There is none good but One, that is
God [Theos the Good].” (Matthew 19:17)
GRADUAL INCREASE IN GODS
Ancient textual evidence shows that the
trend was to increase the number of gods as
time passed, rather than decrease them.
(Siegfried H. Horn, Records of the Past
Illuminate the Bible, 1975, p. 12)
It was only the later nations who were
POLYtheists (worshipping many gods).
As an example of how far this trend has
developed over the past 4,000 years, it is
calculated that today the Hindu religion has
Now, are you ready for this? The story is
Something BIG occurred - and so
earth-shaking, that highly civilized people
who believed in one great God - the Creator
- radically changed their thinking so as to
venerate planets, cats, hawks, snakes and
What spectacular event brought this about?
And how could an original, healthy,
beneficent religious system degenerate into
practices such as human sacrifice?
In an article as brief as this, it is
impossible to reveal very much and also
provide evidence, but if you are interested,
there is a whole more available. Please go
You are about to discover one of the most
amazing dramas of history.
It reads almost like thriller.
Have you ever wondered:
1. Why there are so many languages?
2. Why there are so many religions?
I should warn you. This may upset a few
applecarts. But, after all, if you want to
know the truth...
Are you ready for a scandal?
Oh boy, I'm in for it now!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
International explorer, archaeologist and
author Jonathan Gray has traveled the world
to gather data on ancient mysteries. He has
penetrated some largely unexplored areas,
including parts of the Amazon headwaters.
The author has also led expeditions to the
bottom of the sea and to remote mountain and
desert regions of the world. He lectures
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