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Decalogue Stone in New Mexico

Posted in Mormonism,Old Testament,Religious History by wandren on 10 June 2009

If genuine, the Hebrew-Greco inscription in this 80-ton boulder in Los Lunas, New Mexico, also called “The Mystery Stone,” alludes to the possibility of Semitic influence on the ancient North American Continent.

“The inscription uses Greek tau, zeta, delta, eta, and kappa (reversed) in place of their Hebrew counterparts taw, zayin, daleth, heth, and caph, indicating a Greek influence, as well as a post-Alexandrian date, despite the archaic form of aleph used. The letters yodh, qoph, and the flat-bottomed shin have a distinctively Samaritan form, suggesting that the inscription may be Samaritan in origin.”

Called a “Decalogue” because it is an abbreviated version of the Ten Commandments, some believe it may be Samaritan because unlike the Jews, who printed the Decalogue on a small scroll and placed it at the entrance to a house, the Samaritans were known for carving their Mezuzot (decalogues) into stone and placing them at the entrances to properties or synagogues.

This is significant because the Samaritans, who were wealthy shipowners in Greece, underwent severe persecution and execution by Emperor Justinian in the sixth century for not being Christian; this may have prompted some of them to seek refuge on another continent, leading us to the theories that the “Lost Tribes of Israel” colonized the Americas.

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  1. […] Posted in Mormonism, Old Testament, Religious History by wandren on the 10 June 2009 Like the Decalogue Stone of Los Lunas, NM, several inscribed stones found in a burial mound in Newark, New Jersey suggest a Jewish presence […]

  2. […] Indians are descended from the Lost Tribes of Israel (see the Holy Stones of Newark and the Decalogue of Los Lunas), I don’t see a conflict between the conventional opinions and the oft-dismissed theories of […]

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