Ancient Civilizations and the history they left behind. Who
were the Hittites? Atlantis to Khazaria and who lived in Petra?

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Post#1 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 4:48 pm

Petra is an amazing site in current day Jordan. It was part of the land known as Edom and eventually became the capital of the Nabataean Empire. You may recognize the most well known landmark when it was portrayed as a part of "The City of the Crescent Valley" where Indiana Jones finds the Holy Grail in The Last Crusade.



Statues and carvings portray a plethora of Pagan worship which was either replaced by, or adapted to, Roman, Greek and/or Egyptian religions. There is also evidence pointing to the establishment of a Byzantine era church.

The first link (below) gives a thorough overview of this unique city with lots of pictures.

The second makes an argument for Petra in Biblical prophecy at the time of Armageddon.

The third is an introduction to Petra, the book by reknowned author E. Raymond Capt.



The ancient Nabataean city of Petra has often been called the eighth wonder of the ancient world.


The Flight of the Remnant from Jerusalem at Mid-Tribulation

The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the desert, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent's reach. Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent.

But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

- Revelation 12:14-16

So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel--let the reader understand--then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house. Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak. How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now--and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
- Matthew 24:15-22

Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand--a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was of old nor ever will be in ages to come. Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste--nothing escapes them. They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry. With a noise like that of chariots they leap over the mountain tops, like a crackling fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army drawn up for battle.

At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale. They charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They all march in line, not swerving from their course. They do not jostle each other; each marches straight ahead. They plunge through defenses without breaking ranks. They rush upon the city; they run along the wall. They climb into the houses; like thieves they enter through the windows. Before them the earth shakes, the sky trembles, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.

- Joel 2:1-10

The Emites used to live there--a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites. Like the Anakites, they too were considered Rephaites, but the Moabites called them Emites. Horites used to live in Seir, but the descendants of Esau drove them out. They destroyed the Horites from before them and settled in their place, just as Israel did in the land the LORD gave them as their possession.
- Deuteronomy:2:10-12

This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Edom, even for four, I will not turn back. Because he pursued his brother with a sword, stifling all compassion, because his anger raged continually and his fury flamed unchecked, I will send fire upon Teman that will consume the fortresses of Bozrah."
- Amos 1:11-12

He [the last king of the North] will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand.
- Daniel 11:41

He [the last king of the North] will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand.
- Daniel 11:41

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by E. Raymond Capt

The re-discovered ancient city of the Edomites that was lost for over a thousand years and only re-discovered in the 19th Century. From beneath the shifting sands that cover ancient Petra has emerged evidence that has shed light on the city and its people . . . a people woven intermittently across the pages of the Bible.

Petra is like no other city on earth. It is one of the most mysterious, fascinating and beautiful of all the ancient Biblical sites. Known in the Scriptures as "Selah", during the time of Abraham, it is situated in the mountains of Seir-the land of the Edomites.

So perfectly concealed among the rose-red cliffs of Edom, this amazingly well preserved city of Petra remained lost and almost forgotten for over a thousand years. Nestled in a craggy canyon of red, pink, white, brown and violet rock, the city is practically invisible from the air and impregnable from the ground. The natural caves that honeycomb the area were home to man thousands of years before history began.

The very memory of the great and mighty city was lost, its situation completely forgotten, and it became a legend of mystery and wonder. Explorers tried in vain to find its fabled glories. But, due to the utter inaccessibility of Petra's rocky vastness and the wild nature of the few inhabitants of the surrounding district, its entrance was kept secret for centuries.

Once Petra had been discoverd it was inevitable that it should be a focus of study. From beneath the shifting sands that cover ancient Petra has emerged evidence that has shed light on the city and its people. These people are woven intermittently across the pages of the Bible.

On the pages of this engrossing book, the author presents a brief review of the history and peoples of a city spoken of by the prophet Ezekial: "Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, O Mount Seir, I am aganist thee, and will stretch out mine hand aganist thee, and will make thee most desolate." (Ezekial 35:3)

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Post#2 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:46 pm

that one picture looks like it was used as a background for an Indiana Jones movie with Harrison Ford and Sean Connery when they went looking for the Crucible aka the cup Jesus last used at the last supper.

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Post#3 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:25 pm

Oh, brother .... don't ever tell me you buy Playboy for the articles.

Go back and read the first paragraph of my post.

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