The Wisdom of Solomon: Why World Leaders Can Be Compared To the “Sons of Mahol” and How Obeisance To The Black Obelisk Of Calah Make Pawns of Men

Submitted by Terence Blackett

When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, He is like the light of morning at sunrise…2 Samuel 23:3-4

Ancient history recounts that through the 7th and 6th centuries BC lived a shrewd and intelligent mathematician – Thales of Miletus, who attempted to give an explanation of how the world functions that did not depend on “gods” or mythology – but only on natural causes that were the foundation stones for classical evolutionary theories and the monolithic, scientific building blocks for the creation of such empirical disciplines as physics, chemistry, biology and their emergent strands of humanistic knowledge. Pythagoras, also in the 6th century BC, thought that numbers was the basis of reality because the forms and relations of visible objects could all be quantifiably explained numerically (a précis and premise Chris Halsall et al still believe even today). Protagoras who (died in 410 BC) also stated that “Man is the measure of all things” – a 2000 + year old philosophical concoction which is at the heart of much of 21st century sociological praxis and thought.

From ages past, men have worked assiduously to “debunk God” by the use of human reason and vain, erroneous philosophies. The word philosophy itself coined from Greek words meaning “love of wisdom” remains a solid tranche in human evolutionary thinking where humanistic philosophy has decidedly replaced the “Wisdom of God”; the wisdom the Prophets; and the wisdom of the sages, seers and saints of old.

In his provocative manuscript, H. Tupper Saussy opines in – “Rulers of Evil” p.282/3 under the subheading “The Dome of the Great Sky“, that: “The Black Obelisk of Calah, which stands in the Babylonian-Assyrian Wing of the British Museum, records the great accomplishments of the 9th century BC god-king Shalmaneser II. In the (above pictorial) scene depicting various monarchs paying obeisance to Babylon, we see one monarch kneeling before Shalmaneser, worshiping him. Shalmaneser in turn offers a sacrifice to an [8] pointed star set within a bird’s wings and tail-feathers. Inscriptions identify this kneeling monarch as King Jehu of Israel.”

Jehu, who was the son of Jehoshaphat – the [10th] king of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Jehu reigned as king of Israel for [28] years. He killed a great number of people including the king of Israel, (Joram), who was the son of Ahab, with an arrow through the heart. He also killed the king of Judah, (Ahaziah). For Joram and Ahaziah were related to each other through Ahab and Jezebel. Based on Biblical prophecy, Jehu executed Ahab’s entire family, including Jezebel, fulfilling the prophecy of Elijah (1 Kings 21:17-24). Jehu also killed Ahab’s friends and officials. Aside from killing members of Ahab’s family, who had encouraged the people to worship false idols, Jehu ordered his men to kill the priests of the pagan god, Baal, in the temple. He then converted the pagan temple into a public toilet.

“Remarkably, according to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, Jehu’s likeness (in the above pictorial) is the only known contemporaneously-rendered portrait of a Biblical personage. More remarkably, Jehu is wearing the Phrygian cap… his liberty subject to the mood of the god-king. The Bible confirms the testimony of the Black Obelisk. In 2 Kings 10:31 we read: “Jehu took no heed to walk in the Law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart.” Scripture further tells us that Jehu worshiped the “Golden Calf”, a sacred Babylonian icon made fashionable in [10th] century-BC Israel by Jehu’s predecessor, Jeroboam. Jeroboam also renounced “the Law of the Lord God of Israel” and instituted…’democracy’.”

For the idea of “democracy opened up the Israelite priesthood, originally appointed by Yahweh exclusively to the family of Levi, to all applicants. Consequently, Yahweh’s priesthood was infiltrated by non-believers and foreign sympathizers. They prepared the way for Jehu to make of himself a Phrygian freeman, obligated to concur with obedience of the understanding in all things which his superior, Shalmaneser II, commanded – exactly as the Black Obelisk explains in lucid visual terms.”

“As a direct result of Jehu’s departure from the God of Israel, the Israelite nation began falling apart. It was ultimately destroyed by Caesarean Rome, the legitimate heir to Shalmaneser’s Babylonian authority as it passed down through Pergamum. Running throughout this cosmic “Battle of the Faiths” is a highly refined “Cabalah” involving the concept of the “Golden Calf.” The word “calf” in Hebrew, the language of Jehu and Jeroboam, is pronounced “eagle.” Whereas Jehu gave his people Shalmaneser’s Golden “Eagle” to worship, the “Church Militant” has trained the American public to worship “Rome’s Golden Eagle” which surmounts every flagpole. Could it be that if we show respect, affection, or loyalty toward the national “eagle” we create the presumption of worshiping the “Golden Calf”, and so alienate ourselves from the God of the Bible and in the vacuum find ourselves under the rule of the Church Militant?”

A poignant question indeed – worthy of consideration given the emergent phenomena of political theology being ramped up by Anglo-Saxon imperialists.

The world have witnessed in the last few years the violent death of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and now Libyan tyrant Muammar Gaddafi – where the debate centers around this concept of what is “TRUE JUSTICE” and what has also become a modern day fascination with the news media hanging the maimed, dead bodies of political Muslim leaders upon this democratic flagpole for all the world to see and to gawk at.

Was true justice meted out to these decades old dictatorial rulers who for all intent and purposes ruled their nations, peoples and tribes with a “rod of steel”? Did these same men refuse to kowtower to the system given the sinister connotations of paying the necessary PAGAN* tribute (as Jehu did) and as a result forfeited the right to be inscribed amongst the adherents to the mystical Black Obelisk – choosing not to be part of the Cabalah?

From the minority opinion, those who do not believe that killing leaders is a “just” act – some have argued that what needs to remembered is that justice is based on the habitation for which one occupies. The lurid “world” of Gaddafi & Co. was one based on murder, intrigue, oppression and mayhem – so men reap the “fruit” of what they have planted and the (IN)justice they have meted out to others is the divine “karma” that is measured back to them (if not in equally beneficent portions but often with compounded interest).

Today, political rulers and especially despots are once again experiencing what history has recounted over and over again but cited more so throughout the annuls of the sacred Biblical narrative. Few Israelite kings had the pleasure of enjoying [40] years of “peaceful rule” with the notable exception of Solomon whose royal majesty superseded any earthly king before him or after because of his “great” wisdom, political savvy and righteous rule.

So what was it about this man (whom Scripture declares) had even greater wisdom than anyone who ever lived upon the earth and why was Solomon compared to the “sons of Mahol”? Also, what lessons can the modern day descendents of Mahol learn from the wisdom of Solomon in matters pertaining to wise and just rule, wealth and honor, egalitarianism and fairness in nation building?

History reveals that the ancient sons of Mahol – (Ethan, Heman, Chalcol and Darda) were the crème de la crème of Solomon’s time until he stepped on to the political scene of action. In J.A. Goodchild’s “The Book of Tephi”, we find the following comments by Charles A.L.Totten: “For if Darda, the Egyptian, son of Zerah, was Dardanus, the Egyptian founder of Troy, and if Chalcol was the Egyptian Cecrps or Niul and the contemporary founder of Athens and Thebes, and if Heman, the brother of Niul, was the likewise contemporary Egyptian Agenon who inherited Phoenicia, and if Mahol, the son of Zerah and the father of these famous Egyptians, was Scytha or Fenesia Farsa, the Egyptian ancestor of the Milesians whose records, full and complete, enable us to blend the whole into one continuous recital down to the present day, surely we have the means at hand in TROJAN*, GRECIAN* and MILESIAN* sources, to continue out the record of the Sacred Chronicles, and lend them greater reverence as we come to understand and prize them at their worth.”

“And it is just this claim that we now advance, for by rescuing this fragmentary reference to Zerah’s line…(and that) found in 1 Kings 4:30-31, from the ignorance and misconception with which all former generations seem to have treated it, and by reading in it a clear and intentional reference to the famous heroes of secular history, to the founders of Phoenicia, Grecia, Troy and the Milesians, and indirectly to Rome, the child of Troy, to Carthage and to the Brigantes of Hispania, we place in the hand of “Our Race”, and before their open eyes, the peer of the Rosetta Stone itself, in that all men who are ‘wise’ may read the conclusion in their own language between the lines of Sacred History itself…”

Thus Scripture tells us plainly: “And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.” (1 Kings 4:30-31)

On the other hand, some argue that the wisdom (chokmah) of Solomon when compared to all other forms of political and religious rule according to Vladimir Wozniuk cite “ambiguities in the complex account of Solomon’s succession and reign in 1 Kings 1-11 evoking questions about the “wisdom” of Solomon’s rule and the foundations of legitimacy upon which the hereditary monarchy’s authority rested. While it is recorded that Yahweh “loved” Solomon, the account of Solomon’s “wise” reign concludes with one of the harshest summary evaluations possible, depicting him as virtually abandoning Yahweh in favor of the religio-political practices of his foreign wives. Just what kind of political wisdom was this intended to represent?”

That is why a systematic study of the life of King Solomon showed that even in the darkest moments of his life – wisdom was never far from him. The lessons to be learnt from his life is that “WISDOM” without “CHRIST” is mere folly – but moreover in the glaring madness, dystopia and disconnect, God still proves faithful even when we are not!

“Although scholars in recent years have shed valuable light on the portrayal of Solomon in 1 Kings, their efforts have heretofore lacked an integrating focus that might assist in either further clarifying some of these ambiguities or in simplifying a complex account -the narrative’s portrayal of the wisdom of Solomon as political theology.”

So in an age of deficient political and religious leadership – many lessons can be learned from the wisdom of Solomon albeit controversial in its application, the epistemological basis of such sound knowledge cannot be understated or overlooked.

As we watch the Caucasoid nations of the world – the supposed rightful progenitors of the “sons of Mahol” are the ones who in the 21st century continue to seize the ruler-ship of the world through this ancient espoused idea called “DEMOCRACY” subjugating all other forms of sovereignty to its behest, control and dogma with disastrous consequences. It is abundantly clear that men rule not by consensus but by proscribed pagan rules and laws which have long been etched in the social fabric of human consciousness. At the same time, refusing godly wisdom rather choosing the complex nature of humanistic philosophical reasoning and argument as a guiding light out of the maze of human folly and error.

As world’s leaders have gathered for another G-20 meeting in Cannes to thrash out the global pandemic of economic and political miasma which has become a virulent contagion set on infecting ever nation of the world – we watch with baited breath to see who will arise with the wisdom of Solomon to lead the world out of the current impasse.

Sadly, we know from Scripture based on the prophecies of Daniel chapter 2 that “iron and clay will ‘NEVER’ cleave together” as a unified whole and as result all of man’s efforts to hold the EURO* together and to bring so-called “PROSPERITY” back to our countries – it will ultimately fail and the world’s economies will not only flatline but will implode bringing about a time of trouble like nothing that has never existed since the world began.

We have a choice! We can either cling to pagan mythological symbolism repackaged as a postmodernist form of expression where we give our obeisance and allegiance to what the Black Obelisk of Calah represents or we can refuse to no longer be pawns on the chess board of life and with the growing wave of social unrest as well as the winds of change which are blowing across the land – stand in defiance and in opposition to the shenanigans which seek to corrupt and impair our spiritual freedoms.

For if the wisdom of Solomon is anything for men in the 21st century to live by – may I suggest a careful exegetical as well as eisegetical reading comprehension of the books of PROVERBS & ECCLESIASTES. Anything less, will only prove the obvious!

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  1. Mr. Blackett, obviously you possess such learned or coached wisdom that the likes of Pythogoras clearly lacked. I mean his theorem amounted many fewer words than you wrote here. You could also place a whole slew of misguided individuals who took him and his ilk seriously in the same bracket, including the architects, builders scientists, technologists and engineers.
    Thankfully the world has not waited on you to produce anything, even the humble keyboard from which your diatribes get across the planet.
    May be you spy all sour grapes and always go home empty handed.

    An acquaintance, someone I could say I knew all my life, called to ask me about the Large Hadron Collider and went into a rant about the Tower of Babel and how they were doomed to failure.
    My response was that what little I know of particle physics is rudimentary at best and that if he knew where and why exactly they were heading for failure he should contact the leaders of that project and enlighten them as his suggested level of knowledge about the subject was way over my head.
    I wager he hadn’t the foggiest clue what he was talking about. Oh yes, he could read and write words also, just that they amount to brainless bleather.


    • The interconnectivity of today’s world is seen in the current roller coaster ride of the financial markets.

      For every development in Greece, as an example, the world’s market react.

      We are told by the experts many of the European Banks have balance sheets which are inadequately capitalize to absorb the vagaries and troughs of the prevailing economic times.

      Unfortunately the global economic is likely to continue its protraction.


    • @40 acres

      Mathematics has allowed man to model , predict and codified the laws of nature into compact mathematical language know as formulas. This is one of the crowning achievement of the power of the human mind in my humble opinion.Plato had on the entrance of his academy:” Let no man verse in geometry enter”.

      The world looks forward to your crowning glory, being able to explain creation by the numbers.


  2. @David. Yep. The world has now become a flat place, not from a geometric interpretation , but rather, one giant amalgamation of economics and finance. The Greek tragedy playing out right now is a testimony to this new world order called globalization. For Greece – a small insignificant economy – to threaten the world financial system by a default tells us how fragile and unpredictable such a system is. Hopefully, Barbados does not go the way of the Greeks because currently our debt to GDP ratio is not sustainable going forward.

    @TB. Protogoras was right: “man is a measure of everything” To explain the world around him he invents tools to do just that. One of the most versatile and mythical tool is Mathematics. I say mythical because mathematics- even though a human construction- has a certain type of mystique to it.Take for example the number Pi, it goes on forever and crop up all over the places.Even its basic meaning as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is quiet strange.In other words , you will never find a circle whether theoretically or practically that violate this ratio. That is why Pi is called a transcendental number in math lingo.

    Mathematics has allowed man to model , predict and codified the laws of nature into compact mathematical language know as formulas. This is one of the crowning achievement of the power of the human mind in my humble opinion.Plato had on the entrance of his academy:” Let no man verse in geometry enter”.

    The demise of Saddam or Khadaffi didn’t come about by benevolent actors whose only concerned were about human justice , but rather narrow self-interest. Nation and leaders alike will rally around the same cause as long as it suits their interest. Espousing the values of human and societal virtues along the way is nothing but a side show.Was Soloman really different from our present bunch of leaders?


  3. David | November 6, 2011 at 3:57 PM |
    “The world looks forward to your crowning glory, being able to explain creation by the numbers.”

    You have just created a scaffold of a divine ratio for 40 acres to hang himself freeing his non-reproductive mule to wander into the dust bowl cotton picking fields to die of starvation.

    If he had said that the universal language of mathematics was “revealed” to mankind by the god(s) who created or modified these earthly animals may be he would have been excused like Zoe or TMB.
    But he has opened a can of worms and Chris Halsall et al will be waiting with baited breath to swallow.


  4. @David. While mathematics is one of man’s crowning glory in his quest to understand the natural world around him – even the big bang is all layered with complex mathematical structure and object – it should be noted that I didn’t implied or explicitly stated that it is a panacea for all the questions life throw at us. Questions of, Where do we come from, or where are we going may never be answered by math but mathematics have already laid to rest the biblical claim that the earth was created 6000 years ago. The Earth is closed to 5 billion years and the universe 15 billion years. Another short-comings of math is its application and modelling of human interaction and behavior. The biggest impact and causality on human lives is in the field of economics and finance. IMHO, Economics have failed us a ‘science’ to solve even the most basic human need because it suffers from “math envy” and the axioms are too simplistic.Economics should have never allow to reach the level of abstraction that it has now become.They need to bring back political economy in the classroom. Trying to quantify the unquantifiable is the status quo, because a lot of people believe that “all is numbers”.

    @MTA
    “If he had said that the universal language of mathematics was “revealed” to mankind by the god(s) who created or modified these earthly animals may be he would have been excused like Zoe or TMB.” Why should I care to be excused by Zoe or TMB? Why should I espouse that mathematics was “revealed” by some gods to mankind when I don’t entertain such thoughts. The power of the human mind for abstract thinking in my opinion is part and parcel of the evolutionary process.


  5. Greece is on the verge of getting a new PRIME MINISTER, but will anything really change?

    Changing of the guard will not in anyway prolong the “INEVITABLE”…

    CAPITALISM* & DEMOCRACY** has been built on “LIE” of antediluvian proportions and since the days of so-called ATHENIAN* democracy – the chickens are now coming home to roust…

    In the West Indies, one of our “MAXIMS” is that “COMMONSENSE IS NOT VERY COMMON” but for the love of GOD* – how have we been so DEAF, DUMB & BLIND to believe that we could make “PAPER” money out of “ELECTRONIC” money and continue this process of creating more and more of it, out of thin air?

    Now that a “FEW” enlightened human beings are “SUDDENLY” waking up to the reality of what is before us – the end-result is the global wave of anti-capitalist protestations we are witnessing in some 148 cities around the world…

    The bottom is about to fall out of the bucket and all the dirty, toxic water that we have been trying to recycle for so long will eventually create virulent contagion wherever it runs…

    Again, “WARNING” comes before “DESTRUCTION” – if FOLKS* will heed!!!


  6. Mr. Blackett,

    It does you no credit to cut and paste poor stuff from poor websites in a feeble attempt to pass it off as your own.

    This post is, literally, a shame.


  7. Mr. Blackett says:

    “through the 7th and 6th centuries BC lived a shrewd and intelligent mathematician – Thales of Miletus, who attempted to give an explanation of how the world functions that did not depend on “gods” or mythology – but only on natural causes”.

    This website (http://history-world.org/philosophy.htm) says:

    “The story begins with Thales of Miletus, a shrewd and intelligent mathematician who lived in the late 7th and early 6th centuries BC. He attempted to give an explanation of the world that does not depend on gods or mythology–but only on natural causes”.

    Dear Mr. Blackett: either (i) try to change the original a bit more, so that the uninitiated won’t immediately recognize it in your version; (ii) cite your sources; or (iii) grow up.


  8. Mr. Blackett, again:
    “The word philosophy itself coined from Greek words meaning “love of wisdom”.
    The website http://history-world.org/philosophy.htm again:
    “The word philosophy itself is from Greek words meaning “love of wisdom.”

    Dear Mr. Blackett,
    Consider option (iii) in my most recent above. Thanks.


  9. You can always see that bits that are Mr. Blackett’s very own because he says things like this:

    “Pythagoras, also in the 6th century BC, thought that numbers was the basis of reality”.

    He can’t make the verb agree with the noun, even when the verb is the VERY NEXT WORD after the noun.


  10. … and you can always see when Mr. Blackett’s mind has arrived at cognitive overreach, because that’s the point at which he starts cutting-and-pasting bits of YouTube.

    Mr. Blackett does that about ten times following every single post he confects on this site.

    I believe you claim to have a university degree, Mr. Blackett. I recall the degree is in sociology. Can you remind us which seat of learning conferred that title on you, sir?

    Don’t worry if you can’t remember. We’re sure we’ll be able to dig it up.

    In all, though, thanks for the smiles.


  11. My apologies to Dr. Blackett.

    In my most recent message on this thread I was recalling only your bachelor’s degree.

    Now, after almost 60 seconds of research, I am aware that you are indeed Dr. Blackett, having earned a doctorate in sociology at the University of Essex in 2008, a mere three years ago.

    Most sincere apologies to you, Dr. Blackett.

    Doubtless Essex University’s doctorate in sociology was helpful to you in the fragrance business.


  12. In an age where it is fashionable couture to “TRY” and “DEBUNK” God and to pour “scorn” on the messengers and servants of “CHRIST” – and when frail, febrile and flurious attempts end shambolically, one then find that “all truth passes through three stages… 1st – it is “RIDICULED”… 2nd, it is “VIOLENTLY OPPOSED”… 3rd – it is accepted as being SELF-EVIDENT*…

    WHAT A JOKE OF THE WORST KIND!!!

    I know this will be very difficult for many to swallow but in the end, the “STATE” will win with only a few dissenting voices on the margins of society who will risk all – and as in ages past for the right to follow the dictates of conscience and to serve and follow the God of the Bible will by no means be fashionable at all…

    I realize millions of people will have to make great sacrifices in the very near future (MAYBE AS SOON AS 2012/2013) while at this time we are being lulled in a false sense of security as most bury their heads in their hands in abject denial of the “TRUTH”…

    They say the worst kind of moral and spiritual death is when you are asleep at the wheel and don’t know it…

    SADLY, JUST AS IT WAS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH & LOT – FOLKS WERE EATING, DRINKING, MARRYING, DOING AS THEY PLEASE WITHOUT NO THOUGHT OF REPERCUSSIONS, WHILE LIVING IN PURPOSEFUL DENIAL* (choosing oblivion over consciousness)…

    SUDDENLY THE END* CAME…


  13. Dear Dr. Blackett,

    You do have a doctorate from the University of Essex, as you claim? Is that right?

    Is that right?

    You do have a PhD in sociology? Correct?


  14. I have previously commented on one of TB’s posts by paraphrasing it for those of us who have insufficient time to read the whole thing, or are put off by the density. Here goes:
    1. There were some guys in early history who studied maths and didn’t much believe in Gods (not the God that we think of).
    2. Other people over the ages have also not been religious.
    3. There is a stone in the British Museum with some stuff on about an old God (again not the God we recognize).
    4. A King of Israel stopped believing in God (our one this time) and gave some power to the people.
    5. The priesthood was opened up so non-descendents could join.
    6. This resulted in the country being conquered by the Romans.
    7. Several countries have used the eagle as their emblem over time, and because America is one of them, it must be bad.
    8. White people are trying to conquer the World.
    9. Some despots have been killed because they didn’t do what the stone in the British Museum told them to.
    10.There were some people in old time Egypt, Greece and modern day Turkey who may be related.
    11. King Solomon was wise.
    12. Democracy is a white man’s invention and is bad because its pagan.
    13. The Bible predicted that the Euro would fail.
    14. You can protest against what is going on in the World but your best bet is to read the Bible.
    I may have got some of this wrong – it’s difficult to know.


  15. In a further attempt to help readers, I have listed below the meanings of some of the big words TB uses.
    Obeisance – an attitude of deference or homage; a gesture expressing the same
    Praxis – practical application or exercise of a branch of learning
    Dystopia – an imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad
    Epistemological – concerned with or arising from epistemology which is the branch of philosophy that studies the nature of knowledge
    Exegetical – relating to exegesis which is the critical interpretation of a text
    Eisegetical – relating to eisegesis which is the an interpretation which expresses the interpreter’s own ideas
    I have had to use on-line resources for this, so please don’t bother to Google the meanings; they have mostly been cut and pasted from other people’s websites.


  16. @ SGD

    It is truly pathetic that somehow you have to apparently READ*, WRITE* & SPELL* for a whole group of other mortal beings who I am sure took the time to go to school and was able to comprehend BASIC* English language/literature (given this is our mother tongue – or at least ours after 400 years of linguistic ADOPTION and having been force fed)…

    ANYWAY, THAT’S AN ARTICLE FOR ANOTHER DAY!!!

    What is truly lamentable is the “LEVEL” of cerebral (as well as BLOGOSPHERIC) dissonance being exhibited by folks who claim (from an ethnographic vantage point to be a people “PROUD” of a 98.9% “LITERACY RATE”)… A rate that is probably 2nd only to JAPAN*…

    Does kinda’ makes you wonder when FOLKS* are gonna’
    grow up…

    On a another note:

    Your [14] point precis is spot on in part – on the whole sadly, the sociology of REPRESENTATION* is grossly misconstrued and misapplied… ( a few pointers I may have to offer at some future point)…

    However, your lexicographical, thesaurusian rendition of the chosen words you cited are correct – be that as it may, (YOU & I BOTH KNOW) that the art and discipline of linguistics have proven that words carry ambiguities; literal & figurative autosuggestion; the use of synonyms for dramatic effect; denotative and connotative language constructs; obscure and sometimes convoluted prose (commonly called hyperbole) and a whole host of literary interpretations that makes language so beautiful…

    So let’s face it – different people have different capacities for elucidating the richness and the complexity of their nonverbal communication skills something that linguists have determined through hieroglyphics’ signification – something I believe should be revered not disdained…


  17. @ St. G’s Dragon

    Your summary of Blackett’s post is impeccable and very funny. Please try to find the time to summarize future postings from Dr. the Very Reverend B.

    Thanks.


  18. @ DAVID

    Where is the challenge to “WISDOM”?

    From what I thought and understood – was not “WISDOM” the greatest of human assets?

    Where are the ANTI-wisdom* protesters?

    ARE OUR CURRENT “crop” OF WORLD & LOCAL LEADERS ENDOWED WITH ANY VESTIGE OF WISDOM AT ALL?

    WHERE ARE THE FORTHCOMING SOLUTIONS OUT OF THE CURRENT CRISIS & THE INTRACTABLE IMPASSE WE FIND OURSELVES IN?

    C’mon FOLKS!!! Who has the answers?

    I am willing to double DARE* – put ££££ on the line to prove that WISDOM* is “DEAD” and men refuse to acknowledge that there are CLUELESS* as to any real substantive answers!!!

    And if I am wrong, is there someone willing to put their head above the parapet and say so???

    But then I wouldn’t think so!!!


  19. Terence Blackett:

    “obscure and sometimes convoluted prose (commonly called hyperbole)”.

    Wrong. “Hyperbole” is deliberate exaggeration for effect.

    “Obscure and sometimes convoluted prose”, on the other hand, has been classified formally by linguists as “rubbish”. You should know this, Terence. It is, after all, your stock in trade.


  20. @ Tommy Tinker | November 8, 2011 at 1:09 PM |

    Go a little easy on my man TMB!
    He is suffering from the after effects of the magnetic pull caused by the big Asteroid that whizzed pass the Earth a few hours ago. It was about 200,000 miles from Earth but this “near-earth collision” would have alarmed the Jesus Return Camp who would have interpreted this event as an early warning signal and as a harbinger of the soon return of their Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ!


  21. It has recently been leaked by journalist that the presidents of the donor and recipient countries of the statute of liberty view the PM of the Children of Jehovah as a liar and a “pain” similar to that felt in the backside.
    Could this be the trigger to start that pending nuclear event in the Middle East? The old soldier might just say: Oh yea! We the chosen ones will show you which god you should be serving! You have no choice but to back us because you know that the West is looking for a golden alibi to cover up the financial mess and start all over again with a clean debt free slate!


  22. HERE WE GO AGAIN….

    The literary BIGOTS* are out in full force – splitting hairs over basic language and inciting hatred over figurative paraphernalia…

    Question is:

    WHO HAS WRITTEN MORE OBSCURE OR CONVOLUTED PROSE THAN JURISTS AND LEGAL SCHOLARS IN A PERNICIOUS ATTEMPT AT SHUTTING OUT THE UNINITIATED, THE IGNORANT AND THE ILL-INFORMED???

    I have never seen such a bunch of so-called intellectual KNUCKLEHEADS* more incensed by the use of language – while using glib obscurantism to foment unreasonable discussion, without focusing on the FACTS* before us…

    Not a SINGLE* doggone REBUTTAL far less any analytical discussion of the “ISSUES”…

    JUST PERSONALITY POLITICS!!!

    What a crying shame!!!

    How pathetic…


  23. @TB

    Ref; Paragraph3 Nov.8.2011@12.57p.m.
    You and I both know that the art and discipline of linguist have PROVEN that words carry ambiguities,literal and figurative auto suggestions

    Question does that apply to the BIBLE as well?


  24. @ac: “You and I both know that the art and discipline of linguist have PROVEN that words carry ambiguities,literal and figurative auto suggestions.

    Please define your exact meaning of the word “Proven”.


  25. ac | November 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM |
    Good one there! Can’t think of a better case study! Let ‘s see how he manoeuvres around this one! He might have to call for backup from Zoe!


  26. @ CH
    If you would apply basic reading skills you would realise that “ac” was only quoting from a comment by “TMB”.

    But, what do I know? I can’t read or write “proper” English as you once told me!


  27. Oh don’t worry, guys…

    Since TMB can’t use NORMAL, ON THE STREET English to give us his thoughts, he has to hide behind 15-letter, 6-syllable jargon to attempt to “titillate” us!

    It isn’t working.

    Come down from that ladder, before you misstep and fall, please! You might break a bone or something!


  28. Folks give TMB some time , he is now surfing the net and copying and pasting a rebuttal for you all. Give him a few hours and he will be posting long long passages of nonsense. TMB YOU HAVE BEEN BUSTED!!


  29. Dr. Blackett has a statement:

    “The literary BIGOTS* are out in full force – splitting hairs over basic language and inciting hatred over figurative paraphernalia … I have never seen such a bunch of so-called intellectual KNUCKLEHEADS* more incensed by the use of language – while using glib obscurantism to foment unreasonable discussion, without focusing on the FACTS* before us.”

    Dear Dr. Blackett,

    I hope your doctoral training at the University of Essex helped you to understand that it is neither bigotry nor “splitting hairs over basic language” to point out that you use words of which you have only a very attenuated understanding.

    “Hyperbole”, for example, has a very specific meaning. Demonstrably, you do not understand what the word means—since you give it a false definition. It is not hair-splitting to point out that your understanding of this basic English word is simply wrong. Neither is it bigotry to point that out.

    People who point out your mistakes to you, Dr. Blackett, are not automatically “KNUCKLEHEADS*”. They are not necessarily using “glib obscurantism”. They are simply pointing out when you are clearly wrong. This is not a matter of opinion or interpretation. You are simply wrong.

    I say this with the greatest respect, Dr. Blackett: you are a sloppy writer. Absent any physiological cause, sloppy writing is almost always a symptom of sloppy thinking.

    You do yourself no credit, Dr. Blackett, when you try to dress up your five-cent thoughts in ten-dollar words—especially when it’s obvious that you don’t really understand some of the words and that some of those words (indeed, some whole sentences) are in any case stolen from nimbler minds.

    A good and self-confident writer, Dr. Blackett—a writer who produces clean, crisp, immediately accessible and comprehensible prose—knows that the ten-dollar words have their place. Those words are useful in specific circumstances. The good and self-confident writer also knows, instinctively, that it is a serious error to simply daub those words randomly over a written text like so much vulgar graffiti. People who do that are always, without exception, sloppy writers. The prospects are bright that they are also sloppy thinkers.

    Thank you for your time.

    PS. Is your doctoral thesis available online anywhere? I’d love to have a crack at that one.

    PPS. You might want to consider turning down the volume by, say, ten percent or so. Your tendency to SHOUT at readers in UPPER-CASE LETTERS WITH ASTERISKS**** is one of your less endearing qualities.

    Thanks again.


  30. Dr. Blackett has a title for his piece. Here it is:

    “The Wisdom of Solomon: Why World Leaders Can Be Compared To the ‘Sons of Mahol’ and How Obeisance To The Black Obelisk Of Calah Make Pawns of Men”

    Some mistake, surely?

    “Obeisance” is a singular noun, Dr. Blackett. It requires that the verb be rendered in the singular.

    What you meant: “How Obeisance To The Black Obelisk Of Calah Makes Pawns of Men”. Note the “makes”. We’ll deal later with your upper-case “Of” and your lower-case “of” just three words apart.

    Like you, Dr. Blackett, I underwent postgraduate and doctoral training. When I was studying for my doctorate, if I had made such an elemental, infant-school error, my tutor would have nailed my ear to his desk (now that, Dr. Blackett, is “hyperbole”). Perhaps the supervisors of doctoral candidates at the University of Essex are more lenient with their pupils. Perhaps this is something we can find out.


  31. TB
    Solomon was the wisest Man. How “WISE” was he that he squandered all of wealth.It therfore begs the question. that everyone should be asking. Where does “WISDOM begin and how should it end. Apparently for Solmon the “WISEST MAN” it was in Failure so how then can he be consider the Wisest Man expect for the fact he asked GOD for “WISDOM” and it was detrimental for him becoming a colossal failure.


  32. @ac: “Apparently for Solmon the “WISEST MAN” it was in Failure so how then can he be consider the Wisest Man expect for the fact he asked GOD for “WISDOM” and it was detrimental for him becoming a colossal failure.

    Let me please ask you this serious question:

    In your opinion, is there only one GOD?

    If your answer is yes, then what, *EXACTLY*, defines that one and *ONLY* GOD?


  33. @CH
    and if my answer is NO .Then what .End of story!

    NEXT!
    But since you have “Itchy:ears, My definition of “GOD” would one that all mankind can relate to. i.e Peace ! Joy ! Love ! patience! Forgiveness! and what should be representative of all that is good! Words like HELL Fire and brimstone would not be part of the equation, There would be not such a thing of Heaven or Hell after death but a world of now where humans can live and experience Heaven and Hell now! and after death the good or bad they have done on earth would serve as a reminder or as an example for others. in that way a person life would be continuous forever even though the body is dead. It is all to do with the spiritual realm of our life.


  34. Good night to all and especially to TMB …..yuh there? Yuh keeping very quiet? …like yuh got clobbered with a cricket bat (some cricket bats)…LOLLL


  35. @ ac | November 9, 2011 at 6:08 PM |
    Solomon was indeed a very wise man! Not only wise but a smart and lying player with physical endowments only God can grant a man! How else can a man have 700 wives and 300 concubines and still live to a ripe old age to say “Vanity, all is vanity and vexation to the spirit!” “Only if the dead could rise again I will be in paradise!”


  36. Christopher Halsall | November 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM |

    Given Life’s 80:20 rule the answer would have to be 80%!


  37. Christopher Halsall | November 9, 2011 at 7:54 PM |
    To err is human! To illuminate is extraterrestrial!


  38. @MTA

    I would say cunning! maybe he was the Madoff of his time in his ability to accumulate so much wealth but indeed they met similar fate that in losing alll


  39. A bizarre and surely coincidental resemblance …

    The words of Dr. T. Blackett:

    “Jehu, who was the son of Jehoshaphat – the [10th] king of the Northern Kingdom of Israel. Jehu reigned as king of Israel for [28] years. He killed a great number of people including the king of Israel, (Joram), who was the son of Ahab, with an arrow through the heart. He also killed the king of Judah, (Ahaziah). For Joram and Ahaziah were related to each other through Ahab and Jezebel. Based on Biblical prophecy, Jehu executed Ahab’s entire family, including Jezebel, fulfilling the prophecy of Elijah (1 Kings 21:17-24). Jehu also killed Ahab’s friends and officials. Aside from killing members of Ahab’s family, who had encouraged the people to worship false idols, Jehu ordered his men to kill the priests of the pagan god, Baal, in the temple. He then converted the pagan temple into a public toilet.”

    The words of this website (http://www.aboutbibleprophecy.com/p137.htm):

    “Jehu, the son of Jehoshaphat, was the tenth King of the northern kingdom of Israel. Jehu killed a great number of people. He killed the king of Israel, Joram, who was the son of Ahab, with an arrow through the heart. He also killed the king of Judah, Ahaziah. Joram and Ahaziah were related to each other through Ahab and Jezebel. In time, Jehu executed Ahab’s entire family, including Jezebel, and fulfilled a prophecy of Elijah (1 Kings 21:17-24). Jehu also killed Ahab’s friends and officials.

    “Aside from killing members of Ahab’s family, who had encouraged the people to worship false idols, Jehu ordered his men to kill the priests of the pagan god, Baal, in a temple. He then converted the pagan temple into a public toilet.”

    What a remarkable coincidence.

    Sorry, I meant TO SAY: WHAT A**!! REMARKABLE*** COINCIDENCE!!!


  40. ok. folks seem like ac Had sticky fingers when posting the above comment !Sorry!

    Given the climate in today’s politics . Solomon would have been seen as a tyrant. The massive wealth which he accumulated and fortunes some of which he splurged on woman. This guy made Sadam and other tyrants of our times look like choir boys.but the question remains if one fast forward the past into the present as was . Would america be quick to dethrone him or would they turn a blind eye to his wicked ways.

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