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My Hunt for Solomonís Temple (Ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific)
The Tablet ^ | March 19, 2013

Posted on 03/19/2013 1:41:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.

A little over a year ago, Tablet Magazine’s Matthew Fishbane was emailed a grainy video of Papua New Guinea’s Gogodala people—in grass skirts, their bodies decorated with body paint and feathers—singing the Shema, the holiest of Hebrew prayers. A few Google searches later, he’d uncovered claims that the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden someplace in the South Pacific. And so he went to investigate…


TOPICS: History; Hobbies; Religion
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; gogodala; matthewfishbane; papuanewguinea; shema; southpacific; tinfoil; wackadoo

1 posted on 03/19/2013 1:41:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe my history’s a litte shoddy but both temples were destroyed by conquerers, the Babylonians and the Romans, they weren’t lost.

And how remains of a temple on top of a mountain in Israel would get to a south pacific island is beyond me.


2 posted on 03/19/2013 1:47:27 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: nickcarraway

Haha.


3 posted on 03/19/2013 1:48:32 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: nickcarraway

4 posted on 03/19/2013 1:48:58 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sort of interesting, it might make a good story for a comic book but totally unbelievable.


5 posted on 03/19/2013 1:49:45 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: cotton1706

I was thinking the same thing. Even if you think earlier books of the OT that survived ages of oral tradition are literally fallible, the temple eras are undisputed history.


6 posted on 03/19/2013 1:50:19 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, sure! Just picked it up and moved it there on a catamaran.

Also, I think the author, Matthew Fishbane, sounds like a mean fish-killer. Peta needs to pursue this.


7 posted on 03/19/2013 1:50:23 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: cotton1706

There was a plot from the old TV show Tales From the Gold Monkey that described this exact idea. Nice try, I don’t think I’ll be buying the book!


8 posted on 03/19/2013 1:52:29 PM PDT by mistfree (Their & There, they're not the same)
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To: Cicero

Sure, everyone’s heard of Jew canoes.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 1:54:27 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: cotton1706
Link thru to Fishbane’s epic trip shows a security certificate failure, approach with caution
10 posted on 03/19/2013 1:55:17 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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11 posted on 03/19/2013 2:09:03 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Cicero

Other than every single fact we know, is there a shred of evidence this isn’t true?


12 posted on 03/19/2013 2:24:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Oy the Poi!


13 posted on 03/19/2013 2:30:01 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway
Turns out it was just this place...
14 posted on 03/19/2013 2:32:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway
A little over a year ago, Tablet Magazine’s Matthew Fishbane was emailed a grainy video of Papua New Guinea’s Gogodala people—in grass skirts, their bodies decorated with body paint and feathers—singing the Shema, the holiest of Hebrew prayers. A few Google searches later, he’d uncovered claims that the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden someplace in the South Pacific. And so he went to investigate…

The Mormons are gonna be all over this like green jell-o.

15 posted on 03/19/2013 2:33:36 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: mistfree

I loved that series.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: nickcarraway
...claims that the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden someplace in the South Pacific...

Well, no wonder!! If I'd misplaced something from the Middle East in the South Pacific, I'd consider it "lost", too!

Kinda' big to lose it way out there, though.....

17 posted on 03/19/2013 3:02:55 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: cotton1706

Aliens...Say it....A lee ens. They also take my socks from the laundry. Aliens.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 3:22:59 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: nickcarraway

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks nickcarraway. I think he's been looking in the Tinfoil Islands.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


19 posted on 03/19/2013 6:06:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: nickcarraway

Long lost temple in the south pacific?

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn...

Freegards


20 posted on 03/19/2013 6:11:13 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: BenLurkin

That looks like Obama,..and why is he still dressed like Satan!!!!????? ;^)


21 posted on 03/19/2013 6:13:33 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: nickcarraway
The claim doesn't match up with the Old Testament, but I'm willing to at least entertain the notion that there are other isolated groups from ancient Israel, as there is in India.

So, since I assume you've bought the e-book or whatever that the site is pitching, you know whether this is a ridiculous, easily dismissed crock or if there is more to it.

Maybe you'd like to elaborate?

22 posted on 03/19/2013 6:23:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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23 posted on 03/19/2013 6:25:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Maybe the Solomon Islands were connected to Israel and then a giant earthquake knocked things around. It could happen.


24 posted on 03/19/2013 8:18:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I found the Temple outside of Albuquerque


25 posted on 03/19/2013 8:23:28 PM PDT by woofie
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To: count-your-change
They also take my socks from the laundry.

Yeah ... but what for?

No way those skinny little green buggers could wear human-sized socks.

26 posted on 03/19/2013 8:24:02 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Body suits, I have big feet.


27 posted on 03/19/2013 8:45:04 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: nickcarraway

So, it’s an easily dismissed crock then. Too bad you’re out $2.99 for that.


28 posted on 03/19/2013 8:49:47 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I didn’t pay anything. I just made that up.


29 posted on 03/19/2013 10:07:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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