Thursday, December 6, 2012

Nephilim Remains Discovered in Alaska: Evidence Reveals Possible Location of the Biblical Ophir

Amorite Nephilim Giants Remains Discovered in Alaska 

Evidence Reveals Possible Location of the Biblical Ophir

     Know one has ever produced conclusive proof of the location of Ophir.  In a recent find of giant human skeletons that were uncovered in Alaska with weapons made from Lake Superior Copper, the idea of an eastern trade route from the Red Sea to India to the Bering Strait seemed very possible.  

       Also interesting from this newspaper article was the location of the find in Alaskan "Gold District." Found with the skeletons were rings which are usually not found with Native American burials.  Also found with the large skeletons were weapons with sockets.  This type of weapons technology has its origins in the Middle East, where it was discovered around 1500 B.C.

 Five skeletons, nearly complete, were exhumed and each is the set of bones that belonged to a giant of prehistoric times. One of the skeletons measured over seven feet in length, so that the man must have been considerably over that height. Then there were two others of within an inch of seven feet and the remaining two “were more than six feet in length and the men were of a gigantic frame."
 The altitude Is high and the ground was half frozen, S0 that the bones were preserved almost intact Perkinson says that .he expect if they had kept on digging they would have found many more, as these were lying comparatively close together.  The bones of the fingers and toes bad crumbled away, but the linger of one skeleton hand was sufficiently strong to hold a ring of what appears to be lead or some similar base, metal. 

     The skeletons were unusually well formed, but one unique feature was that the arms were several inches shorter than ordinarily appears, while the size of. the bones of the forearm were enormous in comparison to the usual models, 

      Beside two of the skeletons were spears, rudely shaped with a soft metal and pointed with sharp stones. The spears were only about three feet long and five’ Inches thick at the top. tapering at the lower end. The top contained a socket into which a wooden shaft was probably placed, in order to wield the big piece of metal. Other pieces of stone and carved metal were found."

The use of sockets on weapons can date this find to sometime after 1500 B.C. This is the date when the socket replaced the tanged daggers and spearheads. This may be evidence that the Amorite metal traders from the Levant were looking to ship copper and back to Israel for King Solomon via the Bering Strait- China- India to the Red Sea.

                             Type of Phoenician Amorite ship that would have been sent to Ophir.

Ophir was visited by the fleet of Solomon and the Phoenicians. Solomon's navy traveled to Ophir, taking "four hundred and twenty talents of gold from there" 1 Kin. 9:26-28

 His tarshish fleet sailed down the Red Sea and spent part of three years to make the trip.

On their return, after a three years' absence, they reported that they had sailed to a country named Ophir, and produced in support of their statement a freight well calculated to convince the most sceptical, consisting as it did of four hundred and twenty talents of gold. The success of this first venture encouraged Solomon to persevere in such expeditions: he sent his fleet on several voyages to Ophir, and procured from thence a rich harvest of gold and silver, wood and ivory, apes and peacocks.*
* 1 Kings ix. 26-28, x. 11, 12; cf. 2 Citron, viii. 17, 18, ix. 10, 11, 21. A whole library might be stocked with the various treatises which have appeared on the situation of the country of Ophir: Arabia, Persia, India, Java, and America have all been suggested. The mention of almug wood and of peacocks, which may be of Indian origin,.
So, we have Amorite metal traders in the Gold district of Alaska. Taking this eastern route from the Red Sea to Alaska,f gold and silver, wood and ivory, apes and peacocks could be found in route.