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According to these authors Hugh de Champagne, together with Andre de Montbard, and others, was conspiring to overthrow the same Roman Church that had, with his own family's military assistance, just established its dominion over Jerusalem.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

As the majority of the historical accounts will relate, the Templars were formed to invade and capture the City of Jerusalem for the pope and for Christianity. Upon their successful crusade, in1099 AD, they established their headquarters at Jerusalem's Temple Mount. This is where their name is said to have originated. Some researchers into Templar history maintain that while they were residing in the "holy land" the Templar elite cultivated long lasting collaborations with many Gnostic sects and secret societies. Among these secret affiliates were the Mandeans and Assassins. Interestingly, a chief hierophant of the Mandean sect had been John the Baptist who was entitled the "King of Light." It is alleged that, since the time of the First Crusade, the Templars, as well as the Order of Sion, have maintained their veneration of John, the beheaded initiator of Christ. The Order of Sion, in particular, are believed to have entitled their own chiefs "Jean" or "John," while a major worldwide Templar Order also dating from the crusades was known as the "Knights of St. John." Allegedly, this allegiance to John was one of the reasons why the Templars were targeted by the Vatican hierarchs.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

...we still have no hard archaeological evidence - despite the unparalleled biblical description of its grandeur - that Jerusalem was anything more than a modest highland village in the time of David, Solomon, and Rehoboam

Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman / <cite>The Bible Unearthed (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

The patriarchs of Genesis were not historical. The assertion that 'Israel' was already a people before entering Palestine whether in these stories or in those of Joshua has no historical foundation. No massive military campaign of invading nomadic 'Israelites' ever conquered Palestine. There never was an ethnically distinct 'Canaanite' population whom 'Israelites' displaced. There was no 'period of the Judges' in history. No empire ever ruled a 'united monarchy' from Jerusalem. No ethnically coherent 'Israelite' nation ever existed at all. No political, ethnic or historical bond existed between the state that was called Israel or 'the house of Omri' and the town of Jerusalem and the state of Judah. In history, neither Jerusalem nor Judah ever shared an identity with Israel before the rule of the Hasmoneans in the Hellenistic period

Thomas L. Thompson / <cite>The Mythic Past: Biblical Archaeology and the Myth of Israel (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

Jerusalem has failed to produce any trace of David and Solomon, any tablet or inscription or even foundation memorial. It might be added that the city entirely fails to conform topographically with its full description given by Josephus and Nehemiah

Comyns Beaumont / <cite>Britain: Key to World History (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

It does not take much to see that Egypt existed. Its monuments, temples, tombs, mastabas, and vast pyramids irrefutably testify to this fact. The Pantheon, Coliseum, and Capitoline Hill, testify to the existence of Rome. The ancient ring forts, cairns, raths, tumuli, and stone circles, stand as proof for Irish civilizations. In India, Mohanjo Daro, Harappa, Jantar, and Benares clearly reveal the existence of various advanced civilizations. All over Scandinavia one can see restored Viking ships and amazing astronomically aligned structures constructed by Nordic races. In Germany intricate burial mounds and barrows clearly indicate the presence of the Teutons. Where then, we ask, are the monuments, temples, state buildings, dams, farms, wells, and houses indicating the existence of biblical Israel and Judah? They are nowhere to be found. Yes, strange as it may seem, and difficult as it is to mentally take on board, it remains an incontestable fact that no evidence whatsoever exists to support the legitimacy of a topographically placed Israelite nation during the ages conjectured by "experts." From the disciplines of archaeology, ethnology, history,and geography, there comes precious little evidence supporting the existence of an Israel or a Judah. There is no hard evidence for a United Israelite Monarchy; no evidence for a physical location in ancient times called Jerusalem, nor for a Temple of Jerusalem. There is no evidence of wars for Palestinian conquest and little hard evidence for kings Saul, David, and Solomon, as the bible describes them. Yes, we have the bible's vexatious and spurious stories of their existence, but tragically difficult as it is for most people to comprehend, stories are not proof.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

…Megiddo, Gezer and Hazor and Jerusalem were in reality more like villages...with small public buildings and poorly constructed dwellings with clay floors. The objects reveal a material culture, which, even by the standards of the ancient Near East, could not be judged sophisticated or luxurious. The ‘magnificence’ of the age of Solomon is parochial and decidedly lackluster

James Pritchard / <cite>Solomon and Sheba (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

Naturally, the sane among the Atonists wanted nothing to do with such monstrous scheming. They soon decided to go their own way. Biblical tradition tells us that the "chosen people" lived together in Israel for about 500 years. After 250 years they chose to divide themselves into two "Houses." Eventually, we are told that Israel was attacked and large portions of both Houses were taken into captivity by the Assyrians. The House of Judah (Aton) was particularly vulnerable since they were, unlike the Israelites, few in number. Allegedly, after their release by the Assyrians, the Judites and Israelites again suffered invasion and captivity at the hands of the Babylonians. After this period of bondage, the ten tribes of "Israel" decided not to return to their homes and Temple in Palestine but to emigrate Westward across the Caucasus Mountains and into the lands beyond. Only two tribes were still fanatical enough to allegedly make a return to Jerusalem, the "Tribe of Benjamin" and "Tribe of Levi." It is from these tribes that Levitical Judaism arose. From this tradition came the Gaonim, the Sadducees, Zadokites, Khazars, and Kabalistic colleges that were instrumental in creating the smokescreens behind which the Cult of Aton would operate.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2</cite>

As far back as 1640, the German traveller Korte, after a complete topographical examination of the present Jerusalem, decided that it failed to coincide in any way with the city described by Josephus and the Scriptures. Claims that the tombs of patriarchs Ab'Ram, Isaac, and Jacob are buried under a mosque in Hebron possess no shred of evidence. The rock-cut sepulchres in the valleys of Jehoshaphat and Hinnom are of Roman period with late Greek inscriptions, and there exists nothing in groups of ruins at Petra, Sebaste, Baalbec, Palmyra or Damascus, or among the stone cities of the Haran, that are pre-Roman. Nothing in Jerusalem itself can be related to the Jews

Comyns Beaumont / <cite>Britain-Key to World&#039;s History (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

An analysis of the poetry and iconography of English poet William Blake leads us to believe that the word Jerusalem may have originally been a reference to Britain, the land of the Druids. The correct rendering of the word may be Darusalem or Derusalem. The phonetically similar letters "J" and "D" were often interchanged.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 1</cite>

But when the god had found a successful line in the persons of David and Solomon, wealth poured into Jerusalem.

Shortly before, Troy had fallen. Illium was the favored city of the gods. When a successful king favorable to the gods ruled in Jerusalem the wealth of the fleeing gods flowed into that city. Word went out, Jerusalem was safe, wealth flowed in, ships brought gold.

But Jeal and Solomon parted ways and the wealth went away as fast as it came.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>Thirty Thousand Gods Before Jehovah</cite>

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