Mesopotamia is the land between the two rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates, Bet Nahrein in the Ashurai language. This is the land where writing and numbers were invented six thousand years ago. It's where the Bible tells us God created the first man and the first woman and placed them in the Garden of Eden, or Paradise. Mesopotamia is the Greek name for this land. Alexander the Great died in Babylon three centuries before the time of Jesus. Alexander's empire crumbled after his death. The land of Mesopotamia became the battleground for many nations. The Arabs conquered Mesopotamia in the 7th Century AD, and they've occupied this Biblical land ever since. Although most of the original inhabitants of Mesopotamia have long migrated to other countries, there is a remnant of Ashurai and Chaldeans left in Mesopotamia, which has been renamed Iraq since the 1930s. Three thousand years ago, the Ashurai lands were in North Mesopotamia and the Chaldean lands were in South Mesopotamia. Nineveh in the North battled Babylon in the South for four thousand years, until there were no more men left to fight. Today, that seems mind boggling, but the sculptures depicting those battles and the records of those kings that ruled in the early millennia are still in the world museums. The war between the North and South has been going on for ten thousand years.

Every empire or super power experiences some sort of civil war that goes on forever. The US Civil War was the same eternal war, the North against the South, and we fight that war in every country where there is contention; it's always the North versus the South, ironically not so much the East versus the West. Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and everywhere that people fight against themselves, it's always the North versus the South. Maybe it has to do with the polarities of the North Pole and the South Pole, their destiny may be to attract and repel one another, the positive charge and the negative charge, the plus and the minus, the haves and the have-nots.

Finally out of the Dark Ages

The Disciples New Testament has been completely translated and published. There's no more doubt as to which is the original and authentic Bible. Also, my translation of Genesis, the first Book of the Bible, is posted on this website for everyone to read. It's the first time that the Bible and modern science are reconciled. Atheists can no longer claim that there are inconsistencies in the Bible with respect to the creation of the universe, evolution, or any other theories that are known to science today or that will become known in the future. As I continue to translate the rest of the Scriptures, many historical events are being clarified. The prophesies of Revelation continue to be fulfilled.  These are some of the issues that this website will attempt to explore.

[Tree of Life, British Museum]

Rediscovering the Ancient Aramaic Scriptures

My translations of the Scriptures are based on the Ancient Church of the East Bible, which was the first one recorded and preserved intact since the Apostolic Age. Although the religious establishment maintains that the New Testament was recorded first in Greek, my translation proves that the entire Scriptures were recorded first in the language they were conceived, the language Jesus Christ spoke, the Ancient Aramaic. All it takes is an unbiased reading of my translation to realize this. There are also extensive translator notes to prove this. Thousands of passages have been clarified. Major concepts have been restored for the first time.

[Louvre, winged lions of John's Revelation]

Revelation 4:6-8: And before his throne a sea of glass that resembles crystal and in the balance of the throne and around it and before it, four life forms, full of eyes in front and back of them. And the first life form resembles a lion and the second life form resembles a calf and the third life form has a face like a human being and the fourth life form resembles a flying eagle. And all four life forms, every one of them, have six wings around themselves and from inside, full of eyes, and they have no rest day and night from saying, "Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God, Supreme over all. He who Becomes and He who Is and He who Comes."

These three thousand year old sculptures that appeared in John's vision of Revelation, were excavated from ancient Ashur when the country was called Mesopotamia. They were brought to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, in the late 19th Century. My interest in the Bible was sparked when I visited the Louvre to shoot a documentary film on the history and the artifacts of Ashur, Nimrud and Nineveh. The history of the Bible came alive before my eyes that day. I will never forget it. These three cities in Mesopotamia, or Bet-Nahrein, were the capitals of the land that is known as the Cradle of Civilization. Together with Babylon and Sumer in the South of Mesopotamia, they are the lands where the history of the Old Testament began. It's where the Epics of Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah and the Flood were recorded. These cities were the starting point in Abraham's journey to the land of Canaan and Egypt. It's were his children and grandchildren returned to write the history of their ancestors and the Scriptures as we know it today. This knowledge was lost for centuries, buried under the sand and rubble of conquering armies of the Greeks, Romans, Mongols and Arabs. The Crossroads of Civilization ran across the land of Mesopotamia, but the great cities of Ashur remained buried until the late part of the 19th Century. Now that the US has emerged as the sole super power in the world, and especially after the events of September 11th, there's an interest in civilization again, and a concern for its enemy, terrorism. The Ashurai had to deal with terrorism from the very start of their first settlements ten thousand years ago.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, so drink deeply or never taste the Pierian spring -- Alexander Pope.

[Shalmannesar III - British Museum]

Every one of the five major religions of the world took one of the attributes of Ashur and rejected all the others. These attributes of Ashur -- or shall we say "God" as He is known in the English language -- have been all recorded in the Scriptures. There is God's love for humanity, sacrificing His only Son on behalf of the sins of His children. There is God's holiness, which is beyond compare, yet people strive for righteousness above everything else, in anticipation of being rewarded with an earthly kingdom and rule that will never be relinquished. There is the fear of God, the total submission of one's will to God's greater will and might. There is God's omniscience and His ever-present spirit that transcends every human soul, creature on earth and inanimate things also, in total harmony and at peace with all. There is the God who reincarnates every spirit and rewards every worthwhile soul forever with everlasting lives. In the Ancient Ashurai religion these attributes are not separate. In the British Museum the statue of King Shalmanessar the Third exhibits all the symbols of these religions, arrayed at the top of the relief and worn around the neck of this king who ruled at the time of Abraham three thousand years ago, demonstrating that the Ashurai religion encompassed all these attributes.

[detail - statue of Shalmanessar 3rd]

Now that's finally becoming known that the language of the Scriptures is the Ancient Aramaic, which evolved from Ashurit, it's finally possible to interpret the Scriptures correctly and reconcile the tenets of the five major religions: Western Christianity, Modern Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. It's now possible to return to one conception of what the Scriptures are all about.

The translation project posted on this website wouldn't be possible if it weren't for the freedom that the US provides for people to come here, live and learn. If the translation or the interpretation of Scriptures are restricted by a government or even by the churches, it wouldn't be possible for an individual to discover the discrepancies and falsifications of religious texts. If it weren't for the American libraries and schools, it would be difficult to do research. Everything I've discovered about the Scriptures has been achieved as a result of the freedom and opportunities available in the United States of America.

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