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Friday, June 7, 2013


I translated the words for the expelled from Garden of Eden stanza Maalan Aarum 2.4 as "Thorns" and "something  troublesome."

The pictograph shows a circle for God and what seems to be a long tail, but it is wide where a mouth would be and pointed at the ground.  This is may have been be a pictograph element to tell the person reciting the story that God was speaking.

There are three lines across the "talk" syllable.

Honestly, I had read only two or three verses in front of the Bible's version of Genesis 3.24 until a recent discussion of this pictograph caused me to look further forward in the Bible.  In Genesis 3.18 I find the "Thorns," "thistles," and "herbs,"  which may match the three lines through the tonque of the "God Speaking" pictograph.  These lines may have been cues for Maalan Aarum reciter to say that God talked to the people and for the story teller to recite the three things: "Thorns," "Thistles," and "Herbs."

Then in the next stanza MA 2,5 the same God Talking symbol is shown over the Garden of Eden.  The Cherubim are also shown.  Adam and Eve may be shown.  But there are three marks for humans: Adam, eve, and the evil person (serpent?).  

In this case the "God talking" symbol has about 17 cross lines. Theses lines may have prompted the Maalan Aarum story teller to rattle off seventeen nasty things God was going to do to man, such as making a woman's pregnancy an ordeal.

The seventeen things may have been included in the three-fourths of the self verifying stanza that is missing.  [A self verifying stanza is expected to have eight lines of six syllables in each line. That implies the full stanza should have had 48 syllables.  This stanza has about 20 syllables, so 28 syllables are missing.]
I have not fully deciphered the words yet, but there does not seem to be enough syllables for 17 things.  Maybe, in this case, the stanza storyteller had the freedom to name the 17 things without having to say them in self-verifying stanzas.  More than likely Maalan Aarum storytellers forgot the 17 things as the story passed from generation to generation.

But the important thing is that the pictograph element appears to mean God Talking.

Which implies that the Maalan Aarum version came from a set of sticks used for telling the Genesis story. Those sticks appear to have existed before either the Torah or the King James Bible were written. 

The editors of the Torah or Bible must have worked from similar recitation sticks too.  But, in both cases, the "talk" of God was assumed to be something else: "A revolving sword" or a "Flaming Sword."  

[Who ever recorded the Genesis story onto paper probably mistook the 17 things to say as only marks to indicate either "revolving" or "flaming."]

The fact that I deciphered "thorns" from the Maalan Aarum words without being aware that "thorns" was recorded earlier in Genesis strengthens my belief that the Maalan Aarum version of Genesis is older than the Torah and the Bible.

The are only two Maalan Aarum stanzas for the Garden of Eden episode.  The Bible and the Torah record nine verses for the same episode.  The Torah and Bible translators apparently converted most of the 17 things into the words of verses just before the final "drive out" verse.

The Scandinavian and Vatican histories informs us that the Lenape were reciting Genesis 500 years before the King James version of the Bible was written.  The Vatican knew there were Christians in the Red River Valley by 1025.  Roman Catholic Erik Gnuppson came to America in 1121.

The fact that the God talking symbol of the Maalan Aarum Thorn stanza is also the God Talking symbol of the Maalan Aarum "Drive Out" stanza indicates that the Maalan Aarum is older than the Torah and the Bible.  In both cases the infallible picture of God was altered by the malleable minds of men.

So, I think, the Maalan Aarum is much older than the Bible. This fact refutes millions of history books that have the words "Pagan Savages" in them."Pagan savages" was effective wartime propaganda by invaders, who were intent on taking land from the Americans.

Addendum Feb 28, 2015
After Hdiscussion with Karl Hoenke.

If the first pictographs were created in the Middle East, how could the Maalan Aarum sticks have been carried to America?

My hypothesis is that the original creator of the Maalan Aarum pictographs was someone located in the modern middle east.

Before the Little Ice Age boats may have been propelled by a rowing crew.  A crew rowed boat can move over the ocean day and night.

The ocean segments of the northern route between North America and the Baltic sea can be covered by a crew rowed boat in 20 days, with no segment requiring more than six days away from land.  

Sea people,who rowed boats with crews may have used the Drottkvaett format as a chant to keep The rowers in rhythm.  The strong-weak-strong-weak-strong-weak pattern of one six syllables is about the time necessary to move an oar forward or backward in a stroking cycle.

Thus a crew rowing all day, every day, may have learned Drottkvaett stanzas as a side benefit to rowing. A leader, who knew the stanza to each pictograph may have led the chants.

If a determined group of sea people set out to row from Palestine to the mouth of the Nelson River in Hudson Bay, they could have made the journey in five months!  

At the end of that journey most rowers would have been able to recite all 40 stanzas of Genesis.  When they divided to paddle canoes with six paddles on the waterways of the Mississippi basin, those traveling sea people may have been treated similar to "rock stars" throughout middle America.

How did Genesis get attached to the history sections of the Lenape History?

After the nearly 4,000 Lenape walked on the ice across Davis Strait and after the food crisis was resolved by God sending Geese and Whales, somebody must have thought "We must tell our story to the young people.  They should know their history."

But then the second thought might have been,"But how?  We have only few men that can write.  They do not have paper.  We are not likely to get more paper soon.  Wood rots.  Wood and Stones are too heavy to carry along."

Then, perhaps, a religious leader may have said, "Look, most of us know Genesis.  The Drottkavett format makes memory easier, especially if we row boats.  We travel on water.  It looks like our grandkids will be rowing boats.  Let us us the Drottkavaett format to make history stanzas.  We can make small pictographs to remind us which stanzas to say in the proper order.

Because we all travel by canoe, we all paddle.  So the grandchildren will know both Genesis and our history.

Thus, nearly five centuries later, Moravian priests who had copies of the pictographs were able to find a Lenape man, who could tell them the stanzas. 

The Lenape man does not appear to have been an exceptionally well educated Lenape.  Maybe he was slightly better than the average Lenape man.  But, the Lenape man remembered the Old Norse syllables so well that the alliteration and rhymes in Old Norse can still be counted to determine the quality of stanzas created five centuries before!

If the knowledge of history can be transmitted five centuries, why is the knowledge of Genesis after 36 centuries impossible for the same process?

The ability of the Drottkvaett stanzas and pictographs to transmit knowledge into the minds of many people, who rowed or paddled as part of crew, through many generations is an unexpected serendipity.

As I have asked many times, how many serendipities are we allowed before we must call the process "divine guidance?"

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