In the books, “The Account of the Seven Wonders of the World, and The Book of the Holy Places,” there is a peculiar reference I wanted to share with my readers in which our salvation comes from “in the middle of the earth” and Jerusalem had represented this holy place as its center.
It was written by the Doctor of the Church and Father of English history, Saint Bede for the use of his own monastery. A man who I believe is my ancestor so it would make sense that I am drawn to these teachings and have written extensively on this subject for the past year.
Bede had written;
“NOW all these Holy Places, which we have mentioned, are situated beyond Mount Sion, to which the elevated ground extends as it falls away towards the north. But in the lower part of the city, where there was a temple built in the neighborhood of the wall, on the eastern side, and joined to the city itself by a bridge which formed a thoroughfare between, the Saracens have now erected there a square building, with upright planks and large beams placed, in the roughest manner, over some ruins of the walls, and they frequent the place for prayer.
There is room for three thousand persons. There are a few cisterns there to supply water.
In the neighborhood of the temple is the pool of Bethsaida, marked by its two basins, one of which is generally filled by the rains of winter, the other is discolored with red water. On that front of Mount Sion, which has a rugged precipice facing the east, the fountain of Siloa bursts forth between the walls at the bottom of the hill.
According as it receives an increase of water from time to time, it flows towards the south; therefore, its waters are not sweet, but the day and hour of its springing up are uncertain, and it rushes with much noise amid the hollows in the ground and the hard rocks.
Fountain of SiloaOn the level summit of mount Sion are numerous cells of monks surrounding a large church, built there, as they say, by the Apostles, because they received the Holy Spirit in that place, and Saint Maria died there.
The place of our Lord’s holy supper is shown within; and a marble pillar stands in the middle of the church, to which our Lord was tied when he was scourged. The figure of the church is said to have been something like this: —
Here is also shown, on the outside of the city, the rock on which the first martyr, Stephen, was stoned: but in the middle of Jerusalem, where the dead man came to life when our Lord’s cross was placed above him, stands a lofty pillar, which at the summer solstice does not throw a shadow, wherefore it is thought that the center of the earth is in this place, and it has been said in history,
“God, ages ago, hath wrought our salvation in the middle of the earth.”
According to which opinion Victorinus, Bishop of the church of Pictavia, writing of Golgotha, hath these words: —
“Est locus, ex omni medium quem credimus orbe,
Golgotha Judæi patrio cognomine dicunt.”
“In the Earth’s center, ’tis believed the place
By Jews called Golgotha, we seek to trace.”
As I explained in my article, The Center of the World, according to the Biblical tradition, King David (Ramesses II) established the city as the capital of the United Kingdom of Israel, and his son, King Solomon (Ramesses III) commissioned the building of the First Temple. In Ezekiel 16:1, Jerusalem is said to be the daughter of a Hittite mother and an Amorite father, sister of Samaria and Sodom. A century later, Ezra is dismayed to learn on his arrival from Babylon, that the leaders who had remained on the land had been “polluted” by mixing with other people, including the Hittites.
This history can also be found in Genesis 10:14-15 – “and Pathrusim and Casluhim (from which came the Philistines) and Caphtorim. Canaan became the father of Sidon, his firstborn, and Heth and the Jebusite and the Amorite and the Girgashite…”
Canaan, I believe to be representative of the name for Crete whose workers would be the Canaanites due to the fact it being the center of commercial trade, and their Naval power they used to travel, gather precious metals and goods, trade and conquer. As I stated above, the Egyptians had called Crete Caphtor, Kaftor, or Caphtorim and it is also called Philistia, and the Cretans are known as the Philistines. Hence, the birthplace, or navel thus being the umbilical cord of life supplying the manufactured goods of creation from Crete, the center of the world to all of Western civilization. The meaning of the word Canaanite or Kenite is “smith,” which is a worker in metal.
I also believe this is the time they had moved into Crete in a big way with world-wide plans for global domination with the creation of the world’s first major hub distribution center of power ruled by the three forked metal pronged Trident over the earth, heaven, and hell.
THE OMPHALOS OF CRETE
Crete was what they had called the omphalos, the navel or birth center of the classical Gnostic world that was well-positioned as the center of Europe’s first powerful maritime civilization. In Greek lore, Zeus sent two eagles (phoenixes) across the world to meet at its center, the “navel” of the world. This was their holy center called Omphalos, where it was said that the navel-string of the infant Zeus had fallen to the ground.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the holiest sites in all of the Christian world. Roman emperor Constantine had established the Church in the year 333 A.D., after his mother, Queen Helena, marked the place of Golgotha during her visit in 326AD. Here is the Church of Constantine and Helen in Crete with the Double Headed Eagle.
The omphalos represents the stone that Rhea wrapped in swaddling clothes, pretending it was Zeus, in order to deceive Cronus. (Cronus was the father who swallowed his children so as to prevent them from usurping him as he had deposed his own father, Uranus). Omphalos is also the name of the stone given to Cronus. In the ancient world of the Mediterranean, it was a powerful religious symbol. Through the oracle of Apollo, it radiated knowledge, wisdom, and virtue to generations of Greek citizens.
The omphalos at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, represents, in Christian medieval tradition, the navel of the world (the spiritual and cosmological center of the world). Jewish tradition held that God revealed himself to His people through the Ark of the Covenant in the Temple in Jerusalem, which rested on the Foundation stone marking the center of the world. Omphalos Syndrome refers to the misguided belief that a place of geopolitical power and currency is the most important place in the world.
A people who were at the “spiritual center” of Ancient worldwide culture and politics and also with Syria, Asian Minor, Greece, Armenia, Rome, all of Europe, Russia, Turkey, and the Americas. Today the U.S. has a joint Naval operation on Crete at Souda Bay. This location was once near the capital of the Phoenicians/Sidonians known as Sidon, Sidonia, Zidon, Zion of Kydonia.
Their ancient symbol is that of the Trident of Neptune/Poseidon.
The symbol of the 3 forked Trident had originated in ancient Greek mythology where it was first applied as the symbol of Neptune who is also known as Poseidon. Neptune (Poseidon) is known as the god of the sea who travels the world with his war chariot or seahorses, and he holds sovereign sway over the world armed with his three-forked trident.
With his mighty trident, he had caused earthquakes and deluges and holds a 3-fold power over heaven, the earth, and hell.
“Thus says the Lord GOD, ‘This is Jerusalem; I have set her at the center of the nations, with lands around her. ‘But she has rebelled against My ordinances more wickedly than the nations and against My statutes more than the lands which surround her; for they have rejected My ordinances and have not walked in My statutes.’…
The prophecy which tells us the Messiah will return to Jerusalem can be found in Zechariah 14. The passage says that when Jerusalem is about to fall to the Antichrist and his forces in the end times, the Messiah will return to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. It says that when His feet touch the Mount, a great earthquake will split the mountain in half. Jesus will speak a supernatural word, and the Antichrist and his forces will be instantly killed. And, in verse 9, it says that on that day Jesus will begin to reign over all the earth from Jerusalem.
Conjunctive waw | Noun – masculine plural
Strong’s Hebrew 430: gods — the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
[is] my King
Noun – masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong’s Hebrew 4428: A king
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Preposition-m | Noun – masculine singular
Strong’s Hebrew 6924: The front, of place, time
Verb – Qal – Participle – masculine singular
Strong’s Hebrew 6466: To do, make, to practise
Noun – feminine plural
Strong’s Hebrew 3444: Something saved, deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity
Preposition-b | Noun – masculine singular construct
Strong’s Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center
Article | Noun – feminine singular
Strong’s Hebrew 776: Earth, land
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.