I checked the stats on my websites and blogs last night. It’s been a year of growth for UFO Religions. Thanks to all of you who regularly visit and those who lurk! Here are the 2010 stats with 2009’s numbers for comparison:
2010 Visitors: 152,989
2009 = 128,011
2010 Page Views: 252,811
2009 = 195,933
Please link to my blog so we can keep building it!
Congrats Mr Heiser, and thanks for your work…
I link to you when appropriate and really appreciate the clarity you bring….there is so much going through the alien spy-glass darkly….
And……..completely off topic…but…
I’d really like to know what you think of this strange chronicle project…a ‘translation’ that claims it is not a ‘translation’ …???!!! [linked below – sorry…] as it really dovetails seamlessly with the alien genesis meme and the
‘everything you know about the bible is wrong and it’s all about aliens’ meme……and how does all that tie in with Mr Tenen….I’m new to alot of this Hebrew history and interpretation…
I don’t think much of the chronicle project. I don’t see the point or how it makes any contribution. I’m not sure what the second item is about – ?
Thanks, I’m just getting confused with this new information – sorry to mix it up.
I was really interested in stan tenen and the alphabet [and I have now heard/read so many outlandish things about the hebrew alphabet that I’m need directiojn from somewhere!] , but I’m quite new to this and probably being a bit flippant.
Mirage Men review is fantastic. Thanks.
The major problem with Tenen’s take on the alphabet (other than it just being Kabbalah mysticism) is that the original Hebrew letters did not look like the letters he uses and bases all his theories on. The letters he uses (and which we’re used to) are referred to as the “block” style. This style was adopted from Aramaic during the Jewish exile during the 6th century BC (i.e., it was used in Babylon to represent Aramaic, and the Hebrews adopted the letter style). Prior to that period, Hebrew utilized the old Phoenician epigraphic script (which was actually itself derived from Egyptian hieroglyphs, which were used to create the first Semitic alphabet). The original Semitic alphabet from hieroglyphs is called the “Proto-Sinaitic” script, since it was discovered in some turquoise mines in the Sinai — specifically, at a location called Serabit el-Khadim. The old Hebrew script is known from ancient Hebrew inscriptions (10th century BC and later). It was also the script used to write “YHWH” in some dead sea scrolls (in fact, some of the scrolls are composed in the paleo Script – a couple of Leviticus). This is all well known stuff to epigraphers and Hebraists. Tenen is neither, and so his mystical meanings supposedly contained within the shapes of the Hebrew letters is gibberish (well, it’s Kabbalah to be fair — mysticism invented by rabbis). It doesn’t come from greater antiquity or from God. Those simply were not the letter shapes. It’s just a point of factual knowledge. YOu can read about all this at the sites below: