Skip to comments.2,700-year old tomb of Hebrew prophet in danger from ISIS
Posted on 06/04/2015 10:07:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A family of Assyrian Christians has been guarding the tomb of Nahum the Elkoshi for generations. That tradition may be ending soon.
Al Qosh, IRAQ Nahum the Prophet warned the world about the impending end of the Assyrian empire and the destruction of its capital, Nineveh. More than 2,600 years later, his tomb, inside an ancient synagogue in the Iraqi city of Al Qosh, may face the same fate, courtesy of ISIS.
Smooth domes topped with crucifixes rise slightly above the beige stone houses in Al Qosh, the modern town built on the ancient Nineveh plain. The town is a treasure trove of history from the Assyrian empire and the beginnings of Christianity. Less well known is the towns Hebrew heritage, emblemized by the Prophet Nahum.
The crumbling stone walls of one of Iraqs last synagogues remain mostly standing, nestled in the center of the small town, against the backdrop of the Bayhidhra Mountains. Inside purportedly lies the tomb of "Nahum the Elkoshite" meaning, of the town of Al Qosh the Hebrew prophet who vividly predicted the fall of Nineveh in the 7th century BCE.
Asir Salaam Shajaa, an Assyrian Christian born and raised in Al Qosh, dusts off the green cloth that lies over the ancient tomb in the center of the run-down synagogue. He is adamant that resting under the heavy stones are really the remains of Prophet Nahum....
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Man, when the lesser evils get there there will be some feet held to the fire let me tell you! Now we know why they couldn’t hold the pols that sent ISIS the weapons feet to the fire. They were getting ready to go defend against the consequences of their actions!
What patriots these folks are.
It does not matter what sort of artifacts. Jewish, Christian, Hindu or whatever... they are so priceless and it hurts to see them defiled by savages. :-(
BTW Here's the dam ISIS has closed off... to the north of Ramadi, limiting water downstream
‘Iraqi Sunni Sheikhs’... In Anbar... Pledge Allegiance To ISIS....
The pledge of allegiance marks the first time since the rise of the ISIS in Iraq that a Sunni tribe formally declared its alliance.”
Tribes in Anbar had provided cash, weapons and intelligence to ISIS during the battle for Ramadi, giving their fellow Sunni Muslims the upper hand against the Iraqi security forces.
ISIS now holds a huge swath of Iraq stretching from the Syrian border east to the outskirts of Baghdad and north to Mosul
Looks like ISIS continues to consolidate their power throughout the regions.
“If elected, we will work with Barack Obama”
- Mitch and Jonbon
Blame the voters that help empower ISIS.
I’m not an archeology buff, but I find it completely devastating that these treasures are being wiped out, one by one, never to be seen by future generations. animals.
I think it’s another year and this whole region explodes in ground troop war.
Thanks 2ndDivisionVet. This is one of *those* topics.
The Assyrian Conquest: The End of Nineveh by Immanuel VelikovskySeti, who, as an ally of Assyria, took it upon himself to attend to rebellious Syria, moved with his army along the Esdraelon Valley and came to the city of Beth-Shan not far from the Jordan. A stele of Seti was found in Beth-Shan, the inscription of which reads:The wretched enemy who was in the city of Hamath, he had collected to himself many people, was taking away the town of Beth-Shan...The stele further states that the Egyptian army of Ra, called also "Many Braves," captured the city of Beth Shan at the command of the pharaoh. The erection of the stele in that place indicates that Seti succeeded in conquering this city-fortress... In the days of Assurbanipal's father, Esarhaddon, the Scythians came down from the steppes of Russia and, crossing the Caucasus, arrived at the lake of Urmia. Their king went to the help of Assur-banipal when the Medes and the Babylonians marched against Assyria... Beth-Shan was besieged and occupied by Seti, and his steles and the graves of the Greek mercenaries who served with him were discovered there. Ramses II, his successor, also occupied Beth-Shan for some time, but no vestiges have been found there of Egyptian kings of later times... Seti-meri-en-Ptah Men-maat-Re, who left his steles in Beth-Shan, was Psammetichos of Herodotus. It was the seventh century... Then Nabopolassar and Cyaxares, the Mede, brought the Scythians over to their side. Their armies advanced from three sides against Nineveh. In August of the year -612 The dam on the Tigris was breached, and Nineveh was stormed. In a single night the city that was the splendor of its epoch went up in flames, and the centuries-old empire that ceaselessly carried sword and fire to the four quarters of the ancient world -- as far as Elam and Lydia, Sarmatia and Ethiopia -- ceased to exist forever.
Looks like a Santeria event.
I guess the best that can be said is ISIS isn’t there . . . yet.
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In some ways it's odd our liberal academic and political elites don't care about the destruction of these sites. The UN doesn't seem to either. Not caring about the slaughter being undertaken by Islam in the middle east and Africa, I get that. Common folk, more where they came from. Not this site, it's the grave of a Jew, but in general I'd think the academics would care.
Just tell them it's Israel doing it. Instant reaction.
If it was a Muslim Prophet, they would Marshall their troops!
Depends on what your definition of isis isis. ;’)
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