Battle of Jerusalem- 1917 And Now 2017?

December 4, 2017 at 10:15 pm (Avatar Speaks, Geopolitics and International Relations, History, International Intrigue, News, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , , )

Battle of Jerusalem – 1917
And Now 2017?

The Mossad Agent called the Controller of The Golem was reading an Israeli newspaper that said U.S. President Donald Trump might recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternally undivided capital this week.

The Controller of The Golem was an astute enough geopolitical analyst (unlike Mr. Trump) to realize that such a formal unilateral announcement on the part of the U.S. (which had not been arrived at in formal Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations) would probably cause massive unrest in the Arab and Islamic world.

And might even lead to an all out war in the Middle East between Israel and the Muslim world.

Nathan (the Controller’s real name) reflected on the fact that it was 100 years ago this late autumn and early winter that the Battle of Jerusalem was fought.

The Battle of Jerusalem fought between November 17th 1917 to December 30th 1917 was a battle fought in the Middle Eastern theatre of the First World War.

The opposing forces involved in the Battle was the British Empire against the Ottoman and German Empires.

Forces of the United Kingdom, Australia, India and New Zealand were fighting Turkish and German troops.

The commander of British forces was General Edmund Allenby.

The battle was fought on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea north of Jaffa into the Judean Hills in and around Jerusalem.

Jerusalem had been conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1517 and now exactly 400 years later its rule was about to end.

The British Commander General Allenby had been assigned by his superiors in London to take the city but he had been assigned an impossible task.

He had been ordered to take the city without a shot being fired.

How on Earth, Allenby asked his superiors, was that to be done?

“Pray,” was the directive the British wartime cabinet sent back.

The answer did not seem very helpful to Allenby.

Nevertheless Allenby followed the advice and prayed.

And it happened shortly afterwards that Allenby was given a copy of Bible scholar Dr. H. Aldersmith’s 1898 book The Fulness of The Nations.

The book was an analysis of the Old Testament prophecies regarding Israel.

In his analysis of Isaiah Chapter 31, Dr. Aldersmith believed that the United Kingdom would have a part to play in the restoration of Jerusalem to the Jews and this would be accomplished through some type of flying machine.

Dr. Aldersmith based his belief on Isaiah 31 verses 4 and 5.

Verse 4 reads “For thus hath the Lord spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the Lord of hosts come down to fight for Mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.”

Verse 5 reads, “As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.”

Dr. Aldersmith had interpreted the lion as being Britain and the young lion as the colonies of the Empire.

The symbol for Britain of course had long been a lion.

And as this postcard from World War 1 illustrates, Britain thought of itself as a lion and its colonies as young lion cubs:

https://goo.gl/images/dQnL9M

Dr. Aldersmith had interpreted Isaiah 31 v. 5 as referring to some type of flying machine.

Adding 400 to the year 1517 as 400 was an important Biblical number (The Israelites had been enslaved in Egypt for 400 years), Dr. Aldersmith believed that Britain would capture Jerusalem from the Ottoman Turks through the use of a flying machine in the year 1917.

All of this Dr. Aldersmith had written about in his 1898 book.

Of course 5 years after the publication of Aldersmith’s book, the Wright Brothers invented the airplane.

And 14 years after that, airplanes were in use in 1917 but not commonly and most people (particularly those in the Middle East) had never seen one.

Aldersmith’s interpretation of Isaiah 31 was Gen. Allenby’s inspiration.

He would fly planes over Jerusalem and drop notes over the city saying in Arabic, “Surrender the city! Allenby.”

Unbeknownst to Allenby, there was an Arab saying that said, “The Turks will not leave Jerusalem until the river Nile flows in Palestine and the Prophet expels them from the city.”

British troops had been stationed in Egypt prior to 1917 and Lt. Gen. Sir Archibald Murray had built a pipeline to supply fresh Nile water to British troops.

By 1917 the water had arrived along with the troops in Palestine.

The saying spread among the Arabs that year that the River Nile was now flowing in Palestine.

Secondly, Allenby’s airdropped note, when written in Arabic, looked like it said, “Surrender the city! Al Nabi.”

Al Nabi means The Prophet in Arabic.

It looked like the Prophet was calling on them to surrender Jerusalem in notes from the sky.

The Turks immediately started leaving the city when mysterious flying objects started sending messages from Al Nabi.

From the evening of December 8th 1917 and all through the night, Turkish troops were leaving Jerusalem.

By early the following morning of December 9th 1917, all had gone and the Mayor of Jerusalem with a small party came under a white flag to surrender the keys of the city.

The formal surrender was accepted by General O’ Shea on behalf of Gen. Allenby.

Gen. Allenby himself took the official ceremonial surrender two days later on December 11th 1917.

Interestingly enough the evening of December 8th to the day of December 9th 1917 fell on the 24th of the Hebrew month of Kislev on the Jewish calendar that year.

The 24th of Kislev also known as Hanukkah was the day the Maccabees overthrew the Syrian Greeks and turfed out their idols from the Temple of Jerusalem in 167 BC.

Things seemed to have come full circle that year of 1917 the Controller of The Golem reflected.

And now what might this year 2017 bring? he wondered.

He felt an urge to talk to his friend Miranda.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Monday December 4th
2017.

14 Comments

  1. Egyptian Adventures.wordpress.com said,

    Love it. (What a mess this world is in. Can we dare hope for peace one day?)

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, I’ve always wondered whether we’ll ever have peace some day.

      • Egyptian Adventures.wordpress.com said,

        Hopefully, hope is Important.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        It is.

      • Egyptian Adventures.wordpress.com said,

        I seemed to have lost my writing mojo lately if found please return. Many Thanks and kind regards.

  2. Orvillewrong said,

    Intriguing and thought provoking!

  3. Hyperion said,

    A very interesting post, my friend. History does repeat itself because we are creatures of habit. We don’t like change and appeasment has been the habit for centuries. Now a non appeaser has dared to break the habit and we are fearful of a future bereft of our usual habits. We will be forced to renew our old habits a different way. That is so distressing knowing that no matter the approach- appeasement or war, history will repeat again. The habit of turning the other cheek to terrorism, despotism, ideological and religious differences ensures both cheeks will get tomatoed a firey red and nothing will change because we are creatures of habit and history will repeat. It’s rub a dub dub, three men in a tub wishing one was a lady.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Yes, history will continue repeating itself until the end of History.

      If the end of History is in our times, then the Antichrist (who no doubt probably appeared as a much loved guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show) will find himself thrown into Hell by Christ.

      If Pope Francis is alive at the time, he’ll no doubt issue a strong protest to Christ about that saying, “Ever since I was elected Pope, I’ve been telling the Catholic faithful there’s no such thing as Hell and then you have the presumptive audacity to show me I’m wrong.”

      • Hyperion said,

        waaa haaaaa haaaa! What I find so humorous is your comment is probably a crystal clear vision of the future and truth is always stranger than fiction making it quite entertaining. Of course, I won’t be saying that as Jefferey and me are tossed into the lake of fire with no Otterberry green minnow brew to slack our burning thirst. 🤬

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        And Jefferey will sob, “Not even my warm tomatoed buns over the years prepared me for this.”

      • Hyperion said,

        Nor mine!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        LOL 😂

      • Hyperion said,

        😫🍅⚡️🔥

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