Samson’s mother was a blue-eyed European. This is why her name is not given. Like the mother of John the Baptist and Hannah, she is not able to conceive – until she takes the Vow of the Nazarite. An angel of God appears to her like the angel that appear to Moses, that some say is God. I suspect Moses descends from the “sea peoples” that invaded Egypt and were taken prisoner. The blue-eyed, green-eyed “sea peoples” became numerous in Egypt and as a sub-group, they rebelled. Their related tribes and families in the South of France threatened another invasion, and I believe they were given Canaaland by Ramses. I declared myself a Nazarite in 1988. I took over Herbert Armstrong’s Radio Church. He believed in British Israelism that I now declared valid with the publication of these DNA results. I am discussing this discovery here:
John ‘The Nazarite Prophet’
Around High Noon today, I solved the most puzzling riddle about the Nazarites who I have been studying for thirty-two years. There is a very good chance Jesus was a Nazarite, and was Saint Steven, whom Paul of Tarsus condoned the death of.
I bid all those who connect with the Knights Templar to take the Vow of the Nazarite and become seperated and consecrated to God in His Sheepcote where you will serve God directly. This is not a religion or a cult.
Science has made a huge leap forward in dispelling the mystery that surrounds the Philistines, the biblical archenemies of the Israelites who suddenly appeared on the coasts of the Levant more than 3,000 years ago.
The origins of this ancient population have eluded scholars for centuries. Now, an analysis of DNA extracted from skeletons unearthed at Ashkelon, on Israel’s southern coast, confirms the theory that the earliest Philistines had at least some European ancestry, most likely from the south of the continent. This supports the long-held theory by some scholars, based on clues from ancient texts and similarities in archaeological finds from the two regions, that the Philistines hailed from the Aegean.
“This is pretty critical evidence that we are on the right track in understanding the Philistines as a people who came out of the Aegean and reached places like Ashkelon as immigrants,” says Daniel Master, a professor of archaeology at Wheaton College and co-director of the dig at Ashkelon.
The study, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, shows that these early European settlers quickly intermingled with the local population. Within a couple of centuries the Philistine genome became virtually indistinguishable from that of the Levantine peoples among whom they dwelled.
The new research appears to confirm what ancient texts, including the Bible, tell us about the origins of the Philistines. More broadly, it sheds light on the enigmatic Sea Peoples, a loose coalition of marauding groups – which included the Philistines – who have often been blamed, perhaps unfairly, for singlehandedly causing the sudden destruction of major civilizations during the so-called Bronze Age Collapse.
The Sea Peoples were barely repulsed, but Egypt was diminished, losing its empire in the Levant. Meanwhile, the Philistines settled on the southern coast of Canaan just as other great civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Myceneans and the Hittites, disappeared entirely. Questions of what role the Philistines and the other Sea Peoples played in this collapse, whence they came from any and why they swept through the Mediterranean have been hotly debated by researchers.
The Bible tells us (in Jeremiah 47:4 and Amos 9:7) that the much-despised Philistines were from Caphtor, a name that some scholars identify as Crete. Supporting the idea of an origin from the Greek islands, archaeologists have pointed out that some of the pottery found at Ashkelon and other Philistine city-states is similar to Aegean ceramics from the Late Bronze Age.
But pots and pans can be traded or imitated, and there is an opposing school of thought arguing that the Philistines themselves were not Aegean. Some researchers believe their origins should be traced to the Levant, possibly to southern Anatolia, where a kingdom with the Philistine-sounding name “Palasatini” or “Palastin” emerged after the collapse of the Hittite empire.