ISGESCHIEDENIS : “Een wet van Meden en Perzen…”

“…Wanneer een regel een ‘wet van Meden en Perzen’ wordt genoemd, betekent het dat een regel vastligt en dat er niet aan te tornen valt. De uitdrukking kent een Bijbelse achtergrond, waarbij er in verschillende verzen wordt verwezen naar de wetten van de koningen van Medië en Perzië. ….”

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Retracing Bahrain’s Jewish contributions to Gulf economics and politics

By Ismaeel Naar

The Manama neighborhood adjoining Bab al-Bahrain – the gate considered the center point of the tiny island kingdom– has a religious uniqueness unlike in any other Gulf country, let alone any other Muslim-majority one.

It is the only Middle Eastern city to host both Sunni and Shiite mosques, Christian churches for the various sects of Christianity and a Hindu temple, all in walking distance of each other and in a corner of Manama, behind the Sahara Hotel lies the now-dormant Bahraini Jewish Synagogue. It is situated within a few minutes’ walk from the Shiite Maatam Madan and the Hindu Sri Krishna Temple….

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Gog and Magog behind Alexander the Great’s wall in China

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By Douglas Galbipurplemotes

Gog and Magog are apocalyptic figures in Jewish and Christian scripture.  Alexander the Great was an ancient Greek leader who conquered much of western Eurasia and northern Africa.  Like Gog and Magog, and Alexander the Great, a great wall in China was well-known about 2200 years ago.  A millennium later, a story existed, with learned support, that Alexander the Great built a wall in China to protect civilization from Gog and Magog.   Those story pieces incredibly-credibly fit…

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