The name of this people has been discovered in the Ugaritic inscriptions as grgs and bn-grgs, that is, Girgash and the sons or children of Girgash.They are also known to us in the Hittite documents as the karkm; and in Egyptian records as the Kirkash.
The same multitude of transliterations of the guttural pronunciation is found with Gaddafi / Kadafi / Qaddafi].
The Girgasites settled to the east of the river Jordan between Galilee and the Dead Sea…a tribe known as the Karkisa were mentioned in the Hittite Annals, as existing in Asia Minor. Another rendering of that tribe is Qarqisha. Perhaps they migrated to the steppes near the Caspian Sea which was known as the “Sea of the Girgashites” anciently and thence on to south-east Europe.
This proposition is substantiated by recent genetic findings of an Albanian people group called the Ghegs who are 72% MENA neolithic farmer and 28% I-E/WHG, where MENA is “Middle east/North Africa” in the genetic analysis of haplogroups.
It appears that the Girgasites were indeed run out of town. The culture of the 20th century European Ghegs provides a window to their ancient culture in the Middle East and the reason why they were driven out of their original homeland.
The Ghegs of Northern Albania are one of only two tribal societies which survived in Europe until the middle of the 20th century. The other consists of the Serb highlanders in Montenegro and southern Serbia whose idealized tribal identity of “a mountain renegade” and self-complimentary stereotype as one who, in a conflict with authority “reaches for the sword”, provoked “the bloodiest war in Europe since World War II”.
This does not bode well for neighbors of the Ghegs.
Like the Serbs, the Ghegs pride themselves on rejecting any authority other than themselves. The Ghegs are the most faithful supporters of their own set of traditional laws (Kanun). These are based on ancient oral laws which anthropologists including Edith Durham have dated back to the Bronze Age, i.e. immediate post-flood era, linking the Ghegs with the Gergasites.
The most infamous clan laws are those regulating blood feuds.
In Albania blood feuding is a tradition, and has returned in rural areas after more than 40 years of suppression by Albanian communists. More than 3000 Albanian families are currently engaged in a blood feud, more than 1,600 families live under an ever-present death sentence because of them, and since 1992 at least 10,000 Albanians have been killed in them.
Another way they harm the society in which they live is their traditional livelihood of imposing protection rackets. In particular the Gheg clan known as “Tigers of Dibra” had a reputation for intimidating landowners and peasants.
“And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel…and they came to Danjaan, and about to Zidon/Sidon, And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites:” (II Samuel 24:4-8)
“…all the cities of store that Solomon…desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion…all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites…whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy, upon those did Solomon levy a tribute of bondservice unto this day.” (I Kings 9:19-21)
But before you get all holier-than-thou against biblical Israel realize that “tribute” is taxation to pay for the benefits of coming under the protection of the kingdom, and bond service is an opportunity to work off a debt that one can’t afford from personal income.
The Hivites were driven out of the Middle East by the Philistines according to Peter Tompkins. Many readers would be familiar with Peter Tompkins’ stimulating work Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids. In it, Tompkins uses Ordoez, Naez, and native Mexican sources. Part of the Hivite tribe fled Tyre from whence they set sail for America.
Hmmm, interesting, and not incredible. After all, the whole world was populated by Middle Easterners, weren’t they?
These peoples begin the listing of lesser known, undoubtedly smaller Canaanite nations. They named their settlement of Arka / Arqa / Irqata a short distance due north of Damascus. The earliest level of the archeological site dates to the Neolithic, AKA pre-flood, period, another suggestion that Ham’s descendants were all rebuilding known pre-flood prosperous cities.
This city-state was powerful enough to be involved in international affairs, mentioned during the 14th Century B.C. in the Egyptian Annals, and specially in the Egyptian Tell al-Amarna Letters. Hushai the Arkite was a minister in King David’s government and a crucial ally during Absolom’s rebellion. This relationship gives yet another indication of the multinational character of God’s kingdom in the golden age of King David and early days of King Solomon. Hushai is characterized as a counsellor, he may well have specialized in commerce.
Most authorities consider that they settled at this early stage of history in the northern part of Lebanon where there are various localities with similar names, such as Sinna, Sinum or Sini, and Syn. In keeping with the Canaanites’ commercial practices, these are undoubtedly the western posts for eastern trade routes following The Steppe Route, precursor to The Silk Road to Sino-, AKA China.
The Arvadite, AKA Arwad,
These lay claim to a fishing and commercial city in the north of what is now Lebanon (see map of Lebanon above).
In the Amarna tablets (B.C. 1400) Zemar, or Zumur, was one of the most important of the Phoenician cities, but it afterwards almost disappears from history, leaving behind just a remnant in the town of Sumra, at the western base of the Lebanon range.
Their original settlement was on the Orontes River in northern Lebanon. “Sargon II of Assyria tells us how he conquered the city, and it was at Hamath that Nebuchadnezzar defeated the Egyptian armies. Like their cousins the Gergasites, the Hamathites migrated to northern Greece and Macedonia, becoming known as the Emathians (in English). The territory they settled became known as Emathia.”
The name means “villagers” and denotes rural dwellers in contrast to cityfolk. Think Texas ranchers. Abram and Lot herded cattle on Perizzite land.
No further mention is found in either scripture or archeological records. They either amalgamated, emigrated or died out.
As detailed in the post The Exodus, many of the Kenites absorbed into Abraham’s Hebrew nation through Midian and then Moses during the Exodus so became citizens in the Promised Land. Those who did not join themselves to the God of Abraham were carried away into captivity during the Assyrian conquest of Israel.
Minor tribe. There are suggestions that they emigrated.
These are unknown outside the Bible, probably because they occupied such a small city-state on an seemingly unassuming hilltop. Nonetheless, we can assume that they followed the same guiding principle as their brothers in high-tailing it to a prized pre-flood location. And rather than being unassuming, it was the greatest prize of all.
The Jebusite’s claim was, in fact, nothing less than God’s heavenly gateway to earth.
“And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land. And…David took the castle of Zion / Tsiyyon,the stronghold…” (I Chronicles 11:3-67)
Wrapping it up with the biggest players, the Amorites are mentioned early in Mesopotamian records. The Amorites are best known for establishing the kingdom of Babylonia under Ham- mur- abi [Ham is my father], i.e. Nimrod, the first named megalomaniacal post-flood giant. The Israelites were terrified of the Amorites, for good reason. The Amorite leaders proudly carried on the tradition of arcane pre-flood knowledge brought to mankind by the fallen angels.
The Amorites are identified from linguistics as Semitic, but this may reflect the takeover of Sargon’s earlier Semitic empire by Nimrod. They were known as the Martu in Sumerian, as Amar in Egyptian, and as the Amurru in Akkadian, all of which mean ‘westerners’ in relation to Mesopotamia. This is consistent with other indications that the Amorite nation consolidated in the area in modern Lebanon around Mount Hermon.
This are is a major clue, as the book of Enoch relates that Mount Hermon / Armon is the landing zone for the fallen angels.
Supporting this consideration is the fact that:
Several Amorite royal houses, including those of the old Babylonian kingdom, the old Assyrian kingdom, and the kings of Ugarit, traced their ancestry from Dedan, whose descendants were called the Didanu, Tidanum, and variations thereof… that’s the name from which the Greeks derived the word titanes—the Titans. Did Amorite royalty really believe they descended from the Titans, the old gods who planned their rebellion against God at Mount Hermon in the dim, distant past?
Maybe Dedan’s characterization in a new video game has some actual basis in fact?
The evidence strongly supports the conclusion that the Amorites possessed fallen angel DNA which was carefully bred in their descendants, like race horses or prize-winning dogs, to bring out the most desired traits.
Approximately 400 years after Abram and his small band of Hebrews first encountered the Canaanites, a much larger nation of Hebrews encountered Canaanites again. Unfortunately for the Hebrews, they weren’t the only nation to increase in size.
“[W]e saw…Amorites…[in fact] all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.” (Numbers 13:17-33)
- Rephaims* in Ashteroth Karnaim,
- Zuzims* in Ham
- Emins* in Shaveh Kiriathaim – a people great, and many, and tall…Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites called them Emims / Terrors
- Horites* in their mount Seir… the children of Esau succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
- Amorites* that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. The compound Hebrew name indicating ranks of destroyers as tall as palm trees matches the description given in Amos, “whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks;” (Amos 2:9)
- Zamzummims / due to their unique manner of speaking; in the land of the Ammonites, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
- the Avims / lust, [we see this in obsessively craving drugs like heroin, so the Avims would have obsessively pursued their prey] which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
- Caphtor apparently merged to some degree with his brother Cashlu to produce what became known in that land as the Philistines, from which was derived the modern designation Palestinian. Note that the Philistines were not among the tribes to be driven out of the land, and certainly benefitted the Israelites at this stage of history. They also had their own giant, but his solitary show on the field of battle indicates he was a rarity.
- Only Og king of Bashan [Golan Heights, you can see from the photo above this is a major strategic location, so much so that it is currently occupied by UN forces to (attempt to) keep the peace] remained of the remnant of giants; behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.”(Deuteronomy 3:1-11)
“Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar…joined battle with…Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar; four kings with five.” (Genesis 14:8-9)
It is reasonable to deduce that the five city-states, confederate as they were with the mountain giants, also had inbred hybrid non-human traits. How else would the city-states at the Dead Sea calculate that they had a chance to win a battle after the named giants, even having the high ground advantage, had been defeated?
This deduction is supported by the record that the Dead Sea Pentapolis was initially the only target of the Mesopotamian alliance, and that standard war strategy was implemented during the second phase wherein armies must eliminate the enemy’s peripheral defenses before concentrating its full forces on the enemy stronghold.
The Sodomites’ compulsion to consort with the angelic visitors despite being struck blind provides evidence that they were seeking to engage in primary hybridization empowerment and knew it was worth giving up their eyesight.
“And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground…And he pressed upon them greatly [he knows what is going to happen]; and they turned in unto him…But…the men…of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them [unite in ways more than temporarily joining together physically in sex – have part of them permanently left behind as with AIDS] …But the me…smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness [but that didn’t stop them] so that they wearied themselves to find the door. (Genesis 20:1-11)
The drastic judgment levied against the Dead Sea Pentapolis is certainly consistent with the judgment imposed on the devil and his angels / messengers, including hybrids, by the flood. Contrast this with God’s longsuffering towards humanity described as “not willing that any should perish.“
As a side note, becoming a pillar or pile of salt describes the moist body being instantly desiccated into nothing but the minerals in the body like sodium, potassium, calcium, etc. which, in combination with each other, are both scientifically and colloquially called “salts”.
There is no reason to assume that Lot’s wife was singled out for the vaporization which occurred at the time of the fiery blast, just that she was the only one of Lot’s family who removed herself from the extra-dimensional shield provided by the angel escorts when she pulled away to “look back”. If the reader is a parent, surely you can understand her agony at the loss of her children left behind in Sodom, even possibly deliberately committing suicide to join their fate.
This leads one to speculate on, at least some of, the origins of the heavy concentration of salts in and around the “Dead” Sea. Hmmm.