ABKHAZIA – BIBLE PARADISE, HOLY LAND OF ALL MANKIND. E. LASAREV, I.CHVARZKIA, L. REGELSON.
Azov Sea. The last Atlantis Metropolis
The scheme of Black Sea flood.
Dolmen of Eshera. Abkhazia, Suchum.To the article: Abkhazia - the Bible Paradise
WAS THE BIBLE PARADISE IN ABCHAZIA?
Two years ago in Suchum the book "The Land of Adam" of Lev Regelson and Igor Chvarzkia was issued, in which the authors had suggested the hypothesis that the Bible Eden, the Earth Paradise, was located in the middle stream of river Kodor in Abkhazia. The Great Flood described in Bible had occured in the Black Sea and remains of Noah's Arc are hidden somewhere in region Pizunda.
Some russian newspapers placed the vast comments, but the light irony could be detected in them. The mention about this book and the bold hypothesis of it's authors appeared even in the established London "Times".
And now quite unexpectedly they had received the support from american archeologist Robert Ballard, known by his underwater discoveries. It's possible that in the light of new discoveries our authors book will get a second, more serious and attentive reading up. May it suddenly be that the Earth Paradise is indeed so near to us?
The Holy Scripture states that the mankind consists of the descendants of Adam and Eve. But accordingly the Bible we may say about us in some other way – we are descendants of the Noah. After all, the Great Flood described in Bible had exterminated all the mankind besides the righteous Noah and his relatives; all the present peoples had sprung from Noah's sons.
However, according to biblical chronology, Noah and the very first man Adam were living, as a matter of fact, quite recently – several thousands years ago.
But contemporary archeology leads the origins of human race in the depth of several millions years; even the human being of our biological type, the Cro-Magnon, had existed at least 40 thousands years ago.
The today's theologians usually don't argue with scientists, explaining only: the counting of years in the Sacred book – in Bible – ought not have been understanding literally. However Lev Regelson, wellknown in religious-philosophers circles and Igor Chvarzkia, the abkhazian philologist, consider that biblical data are quite exact and Adam indeed had been living after the Cro-Magnons.
"Why! – the reader may say. – It turned, the Cro-Magnons were not the human beings?" No, no, Regelson and Chvarzkia don't doubt about their "humanity" (at least, in possibility, having been reared properly). But simultaneously they don't doubt that we all are the children as Adam so Noah.
However in the description of Great Flood, if read it on the language of original, the words about water which covered "all the earth", "all the high mountains" should be understood only as metaphor. It means the Flood was "world-wide" not in our present understanding
of this word, but only for that "world", for these regions, about which the Bible talks.
But one riddle remains, which seems unexplainable: how in this case all the people, on different continents of earth, turned out to be the Noah's descendants, if the hearths of adamic civilisation were situated on such a long way off them?
ATLANTIS OR EDEN?
“And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” Gen. 6:12-13. About which "earth" the talk is here? Answering this question, even a lot of christian authors for some reason took as basis not the biblical testimonies but the know "Dialogues" of Platon. And it turn out that the date of Flood was moved far back (in a X millenary BC), also the Atlantis was placed quite not there, where it was situated really.
But knows somebody exactly where it was situated? Let us take risk to answer positively.
Having studied attentively the biblical story about Flood (in original) and also the North Caucasus peoples legends (again not in translation, but in all the language wealth of first sources), Regelson and Chvarzkia have arrived to the precise conclusion: Atlantis – it is the bottom of Azov Sea.
There, as also in many others places of earth were dwelling those, who later would be named as people of Cro-Magnon type, but our authors call them "pre-adamites". With the help of spiritual beings, who were quite not "light", they evolved colossal psycho-physical abilities. A proud and a cruelty became in result the main features of these "people". It was, so to speak, "the first attempt" to create the Man and it turned out to be a full crash.
The Atlantis was ruined, for it was a threat to the God's contemplation about Man and Creation as a whole. However the certain consequences of existence of Atlantis are manifesting themselves till present time. And through all the twentieth century unceasing polemics was continued: did the man originated from Platon's Atlantis or from biblical Eden? Or, may be, these both are the same? Regelson and Chvarzkia not only precisely distinguish this notions, but also oppose them as the rival or even hostile each other.
Meanwhile Atlantis and Eden was situated not very far away one from another – as in the time so in the space. Atlantis existed near of Kerch till X millenary BC and Eden appeared in the Black Sea region three thousand years after Atlantis downfall.
HOW TO UNITE BIBLE AND SCIENCE?
Probably it caused of you a perplexity the word "preadamites". It is not necessary to be a linguist to understand; this means "the ones who lived formerly than Adam". Does it turn out, that authors, referring to Bible, simultaneously denied that the first man was Adam? Yes, authors accept the conclusions of scientific anthropology, which attributes the origin of man on hundreds thousand years ago.
But at the same time they paradoxically continue to believe in the verity of biblical teaching about the creation of the man, including the chronology of this event. How they were able to combine the incompatible things?
The essence of matter is that authors
are convinced: Adam was not a biological ancestor of all the people on earth. But among all the people Adam was first, who received – directly from God – the sacred fire of genuine human personality.
In this sense Adam was indeed created as a first man! He was created from preadamite, who was biologically completely identical to him, but as regards spirituality – still didn't become the genuine man.
That is the essence of new idea: Cro-Magnon was only potential man, but this potential should yet to be fulfilled! And it was impossible to perform this qualitative leap in development without interference of the Divine power. Let's remember, about the similar things was teaching reverend Seraphim of Sarov, literally in the same years, when the Darvin's main work was published:
"Adam at first was in everything similar to other animals. But when the Lord God breathed into his face the breath of life, only then, by Moses expression, 'Adam became a living soul', id est completely similar to God" (conversation with Motovilov).
But where was situated this Eden, this Paradise, in which the Divine creation was accomplished? Very likely you already foresee our answer. If Atlantis was on the bottom of Asov Sea, then...
ADAM LIVED IN ABKHAZIA. AS ALSO NOAH.
How it is said in the ancient Hebrew original of Bible, this special, clean earth, free from evil, where the pre-adamit became Adam, was called "Erez". Let's not tire the reader by linguistic proofs; we adduce only one example: the most worshiped mountain in Abkhazia, from the top of which "the youth goes down wise, but old man – young", up to now calls Erzachu (the same Erez!).
And about the whole Abkhazia they are narrating the local legend, putting these words in the God's lips:
"This land I kept for Myself, it is My own land".
In the authors opinion, the tribe of pre-adamites, from which Adam biologically originated, was called "adama", what in Hebrew later would become to mean the "earth as soil", as distinct from "erez" – the earth as territory. The likeness of "adama" and "Adam" generates many misunderstandings in the interpretation of Bible.
So the legend about creation Adam from adama (i.e. from one representative of tribe adama) turned into oriental fairy tale about the creation of man from clay (from earth, soil or dust). Protoabchazian tribe adama even before of Adam creation was distinguished among other Cro-Magnon
tribes by its physical perfection and psychic maturity.
Maybe they preserved some tracks of Atlantis influence, as positive so, alas, negative. But only Adam who was transformed by God into the man of contemporary type, has taught his kinsmen highest moral values. Their basis – the worship of the Single God (monotheism) and from this following demand: to respect and love another people as his brothers, as children of the Celestial Father, who is common for all them. The fulfilling of these commandments and permanent contact with God made able the pupils (Adam's adopted children) to take the road of rapid spiritual and social development.
However after the Fall of Adam the forces of evil, which preserved themselves on the earth after Atlantis perishing, captured them again. The most clear evidence of this was that one of Adam sons – Cain had killed his brother Avel.
By the by, authors, following the Hebrew and Arabic legends, questioned the origin of Cain. Would maybe the biblical "serpent" was indeed a man, the descendant of Atlantis magi called Nahash ("serpent" – on Hebrew) and real father of Cain? He seduced Eva in quite simple and contemporary sense. A "fruit" having been eaten by Eva, was some kind of narcotic plant. And written in Bible about this Nahash: "he was most wise among field animals", the authors interpret remarkably simply. The point is that "field animals" may be understood on biblical Hebrew as "living ones in field".
This horrendous fact that one of the Great Teachers and God's Sons (namely so the neighbour tribes comprehended the Adam's sons) had killed another one, caused extreme bewilderment in the tribe of kinsmen and pupils of Adam. Uncomprehensible words of Bible that "earth (adama) is crying out about Avel's blood" we should to understand: "tribe adama cries out". And it became clear whom Cain was so dreading when he complained to God: "everyone who will meet me, will kill me" – and he received some taboo sign to defend him from revenge of furious adama.
However following to Cain, many of adama began to betray the testaments of their common father Adam, and some of them even began to leave their sacred land.
The destiny of them who went away, was various. Those who migrated to west, in the region of present Anapa, found themselves under authority of fallen angels, which in ancient times lived in Antlants bodies and now began to settle into adamites bodies.
Someone through the mountain passes reached the North Caucasus – and got in the sphere of influence of tribe magi, who was keeping the remains of Atlantis tradition.
Those who went to East received Cain as patriarch, who naturally began to rear them in his own image and likeness...
But only those who remained in the clean land of ascendants, had fulfilled their great mission as spiritual children of Adam. In the history impressed in written sources they came in under common selfname "adigue" what we may translate as "Ada" (Adam's) "land" (Ge). The direct descendants of Adam were called "aergs"; in the great North Caucasian epos – in legends about heroic narts, it was the name of the wise teachers of narts, who received the highest spiritual initiation.
BUT WHERE THE GENUINE NOAH'S ARC IS SITUATED?
Yes, namely on Caucasus where Adam was created, the "humanization of mankind" began. And this great affair Noah and his ascendants were continuing – after the Flood from the Most High which changed all the motherland of adamites and neighbouring territories. The contemporary science is testifying that here, not earlier V and not later II millenary BC the sudden increasing of sea level had occured. According to Bible (more precisely to it's most ancient variant – Septuaginta) the Flood date determines near XXXIII century before Christ – science doesn't contradict religion in this question. However, how it fits genuine science, the disputes about this theme don't become quiet.
What after all occured then? Very likely, the earthquake destroyed the narrow strip, which separated the Mediterranean Sea from the Black Sea (which was then the large lake). The wall of water rushed on the seashore lands which later would be called Kolchida and Kuban lowlands. All the alive beings here were doomed to perish. Except those "earth creations", which Noah took into his Arc (we suppose, these were only the domestic animals ).
"And the Arc rested... upon the mountains of Ararat" (Gen.8:4).
The habitual wording; it is not accidentally that they try to search the Arc on the Ararat. But the word "ararat" means on Hebrew nothing other than some "mountains" - it is not a proper name.
In the "Book of Jubilees" which is considered as the most ancient among all the hebrew books, it is pointed other variant of the name of mountain, where Noah came down from Arc: namely the mountain of "Lubar". Moreover this name is repeated there four times! The hebrew commentators cannot say anything about this: as they assert, there isn't anyone who know it! And there is no likeness of this name in Mesopotamia.
Meanwhile the geographic names with the root "lbr" is usual in Abkhazia. There is the village named Labra in the
lower flowing of r. Kodor; may be Noah was building here his Arc. And he moored to the mountain Labyr in region of Musser hills (Pizunda). This mountain is considered in Abkhazia as sacred. They say about it:
"The glade place, from which (they) descended" (it sound in Abkhazian tongue as "adlybara"!).
ABRECS – THE KEEPERS OF GRAAL MYSTERIES
The Abkhazian selfname is "apsua"; the authors are interpreting this word, reconstructing the Adamic (protoabkhazian) language – as: "God's (An) water (ps) born (ua)".
So the mountains people, who survived the Flood, should have called the patriarch Noah and his family, didn't they? Indeed Noah emerged from the abyss of raging Sea and suddenly appeared on the mountain, which they become to name "Adlybara". It was the beginning of a new stage in adamites history; now it became the history of Noah's sons.
Sim and Ham soon went away at the far lands, and only Japhet has remained with his father in the land of Adam. In the memory about Noah's Arc, about saving of people, who received "the breath of life from God", there would be built later the big Temple in form of Arc, on the top of mountain Ararat: it was the same temple, which the Bible describes and which the searchers saw.
By the way, one Coptian legend points that Ararat Arc was not came there but was built namely here. It is likely that there are the several such sanctuaries: the old men in Abchazia show at least two mountains (Inal-Ibachu and Erzachu), where among eternal snows the remains of some "ships" are situated. But these "memorials" in all their prominence – are only material signs, subject to destructive influence of time.
But how was the deal with eternal, grand spiritual mission of Noah descendants – the adoption all the peoples into Adam kin? Adamites were not able to have significant influence on human genofund: their amount was too little. Their mission was spiritual. After learning the Caucasian myths and legends (first of all Abkhazian), comparison them with biblical history and another spiritual traditions, the authors got to conclusion: namely from here, from the land of Adam, the holy missionaries and preachers went around the all continents.
They were the grand travellers; according the Noah's testaments the navigation became for them the holy deal, in which they have achieved the outstanding successes for that times. It was namely they who transformed the people into spiritual children of Adam, performing the sacrament, which on adamites tongue had short and mysterious name: Abr.
It was the covered by eternal mystery, deep hidden
sacramental of radiant stone; the memory about it is remained as in fine legend of Graal so in adoration to celestial stone of muslim Caaba. The root "Abr" sound in the first word of Bible ("bereshit" – in the beginning), in arabic "baraca"– the grace, in the name of orthodox monastery being called "lavra", and also in mysterious notion "labyrinth".
The labyrinths, assembled from stones (on the North) or carved on the walls of buildings (Caucasus, Crete); the stone small houses – dolmens; esteemed "standing stones", wellknown Stonehedge – are the forgotten signs of these roads, which have been travelled by adamites. These ministers of Graal, the keepers of mystery of Abr, were named by word "abrec". On Abkhazian tongue it sounds as "abrag", which means: "borning with help of holy stone". Also in the habitual understanding of today, abrec is a hermit, who lives outside of the common norms, the warrior of the right deal.
And maybe as the main one among ancient ministers of stone we should name the biblical Enoch, who, according the legend, had not known the death. There isn't probably any place on the Earth, which had not been visited by this majestic patriarch – who was not recognised by the "secular" people. He had changed a lot of names, one of which: Melchisedec, the king of Salim, who ministered to the Omnipotent God and had blessed the very Abraham.
WE WERE BAPTIZED BY SONS OF NOAH
Of what kind was the sacramental of Abr, which made the people to be human beings? The authors seem it was so.
...Devoted boy was coming up to the big stone, to plate with the some pit in the centre; it symbolized the cradle of Adam and was realizing by people as imprint of God's heel. Then he had been laid boy through hole in this cradle ("the stoun womb"), closed it with stoun cork and people began the circle dance around the dolmen (similar to sufi's Zikhr). The dancing ones was uttering:
"Let's go round Thy Golden Foot!":
this exclamation is preserved in Abkhazian cult of God's Foot.
The adamic priest – aerg was standing in front of stone and poured the holy water on the dolmen with initiated one inside. After that he stood up; aerg placed right hand over his head, and then – has put on a head-gear resembling the foot (the hat in form of foot Abchazian wore still in the Middle Ages)… From now on he became the "son of Adam", has received the access to adamites mysteries and made the oath to observe the moral commandments of adamship (the most ancient pre-image of Moses "Decalog"?, Adygean "Alamys” and Abkhazian "Apsuara"). Ancient Abkhazian name of dolmen is "Adamra" (the place of Adam). The
"adamic" missionaires narrated about creation of Man of God, live Adam and Eve in Eden, their tresspass, exile, Great Flood and Noach's Arc. Therefore all nations of earth have very similar myths and legends.
The adoption of all the peoples on Earth to Adam's kinship was finished near to the middle of II millenary BC; the mission of the descendants of Adam and Noah was exhausted.
But after this the beginning was made by the tribe of Abraham for the new Holy Land; there were the Jerusalem and the Gospel Mystery, which revived the ancient Mystery Abr in the sacrament of water baptism.