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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

More of the Tribe of Dan



MORE OF THE TRIBE OF DAN

As a review, the Hebrew land allotment at their entrance into the land of Canaan put the tribe of Dan into the smallest land areas although the tribe had the largest population.  They were also against the Philistine area of Gaza which proved to be troublesome.
 
Samson
Samson was and is considered the Danite hero.  He was appointed a judge and other than a few unusual incidences he accomplished little of any practical value.  He killed several Philistines and ended his life killing more Philistines and their lords than his entire life.

Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" He pushed hard and the temple collapsed on the rulers and all the people in it. He killed many more people in his death than he had killed during his life.  (Judges 16:30 NET)

After the death of Samson, the tribe of Dan had issues dealing with the Philistines problem so they decided to move to another location which resulted in an area north of the other tribes.  Their new location would be considered as the current southern Lebanon.  This new land bordered on the area of the Phonicians.  The Danites apparently socialized with the Phonicians and intermarried with them.  They also became adept at seamanship and became skilled sailors.  It is claimed they sailed to southern Greece and founded a group or kingdom called the Spartan Danites.  When Moses gave a blessing to each of the twelve tribes, the one to the Danites was merely, “Dan is a lion’s whelp:  He shall leap from Bashan”.  This was not really a blessing and some exegetes consider it is to mean than Dan will leave Bashan and go north.  Others view it as a prophecy that the beast/antichrist will be a Danite and will come from Bashan to invade Israel.

From all scriptural indications the tribe of Dan were consumed with idolatry from the very beginning.  While surveying a new land placement a team of Danites went to the house of Micah the Ephraimite, who was an idolator, and stole several objects including a golden calf which they positioned in their new area as an object of worship.

Merovingians
The Merovingian family is known for their connections with the Knights Templar, and the Search for the Holy Grail. They were rulers in what is now France from 481 through 752, then known as the Frankish area.   It was even said that Merovius' ancestors came from Atlantis, and were from the stock of a race of very intelligent, powerful, caring people. Merovius (the historical ruler) claimed to have documented that he was descended from Jesus and Mary Magdalene, but documentation was never shown or saved.  It is said the Mary Magdalene heresy is propagated by the Mormon church.  It is also seriously considered by many of the European royal families as well as many elite powerbrokers of the European Union.

The Merovingians were thrown out of power by the Pope in 751 with the "Donation of Constantine", where they were called pagans and renounced. The Pope feared their power and replaced them with the Carolingian dynasty, of which Charlemagne was a member.  Some claim that Merovius was the offspring of Chlodio the Longhair, who was a chief of a Frankish tribe.  Note that Chlodio had long hair and his sons all wore long hair as well.  It was considered that long hair was a source of power, which is perhaps a remnant memory of the legend of Samson.

Various stories and legends concerning the so-called marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene began to propagate in southern France during the 9th century (800’s).  Some became linked with Isis, the pagan goddess of Egypt, and others evolved into the divine Mary, mother of Jesus, mythos created by the Catholic church.

Bees
The riddle of Samson involving bees became an identifying factor for the tribe of Dan.  This identification with bees also became a part of the later Merovingian kingdom.  A tomb of a Merovingian king was unearthed and the archeologists found an assortment of 300 tiny gold bees.  Napoleon, a native of the Frankish Merovingian area was apparently enamored with the Danite/Merovingian bees that his coronation cloak was bedecked with 300 embroidered bees.  The same bees were also embroidered into the wedding gown of Marie Louise Habsburg for their ceremony.

The Eagle
During the wilderness journey, the tribe of Dan was initially associated with the serpent due to a so-called blessing given to the Danites as well as the other tribes.

Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.  (Genesis 49:16-17 KJV)

This identification with a serpent was changed by Ahiezer, the leader of the Tribe of Dan during the Exodus, to an eagle with a serpent in its mouth which became the ensign on their tribal flag.  The eagle was known as the killer of serpents and was more preferable than just a serpent.  Although it could be a coincidence, the historical enemies of Israel always seem to have the eagle as an ensign representation such as Herod, the Romans, the Germans, and the Czars, among others.


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