By: LARRY SITES Re: HiSlop's 2 Babylons JB+gt; Alexander Hislop in his book, The Two Babyl
By: LARRY SITES
Re: HiSlop's 2 Babylons
JB> Alexander Hislop in his book, The Two Babylons, says, "The god whom
JB>the Druids worshipped was Baal, as the blazing Baal- fires show---We
JB>know that they offered human sacrifices to their bloody gods. We have
JB>evidence that they made `their children pass through the fire to
JB>Further, it is to be noted that the "priests of Nimrod or Baal were
JB>necessarily required to eat of the human sacrifices; and thus it has
JB>come to pass that `Cahna-Bal', (Cahna is the emphatic form of Cahn
JB>which means `a priest') meaning the priest of Baal, is the established
JB>word in our tongue for a devourer of human flesh." See page 232).
JB> Though the name of their gods were changed Hislop believes that the
JB>Druids practices were rooted in Baal worship, which is condemned in the
This book was quoted to me on more than one occasion, so I got it from the
library and looked at it some time back. The complete title is _The Two
Babylons, or the Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and his
Wife_. It is true to it's authors name: Hi Slop. It was first published in
the 1850's. The 3rd edition preface includes a testimony by Edward Joshua
Cooper Esq, died 1863, astronomer who found the "planet Metis", and claimed
to have verified 240 of the references used which include 18 European
The authors lack of scholarship should be evident from his assertation
above regarding the derivation of the word cannibal. The cd _Infopedia_
documents the source thus:
can-ni-bal\'ka-ne-bel\n[NL Canibalis Carib, fr. Sp Canibal, fr. Taino
Caniba, of Cariban origin; akin to Carib kari'na Carib, person](1553) : one
that eats the flesh of its own kind
CARIB, tribe of native American Indians of the Cariban linguistic stock,
occupying various regions of South and Central America. The Carib, who
probably originated in the valley of the Orinoco River, were noted for
their ferocity. The tribe practiced cannibalism (q.v.); in fact, the word
cannibal is derived from the Spanish term for these Indians, canibales.
During the late 15th century the Carib inhabited most of the islands of the
Lesser Antilles and the coast of what is now Venezuela.
HiSlop's whole thrust seems to be to demonize the catholic church. While it
may have sounded quite authoritative and well researched to his audience of
150 years ago, his arguments are based almost exclusively upon wishfull
thinking and the use of similar sounding names to "prove" connections.
On page 37, he claims that the American indian buffalo dance with it's
horned head is evidence of "Satyric" dance being wide-spread from Nimrod's
Babylon. On page 231, he equates Nimrod to the Horned One to Kronos and
says he ate his own sons. On pages 177, 179, he equates worship of the
bones of martyrs and saints including those of Buddha to the tragic death
story of Osiris and claims that Nimrod and Osiris are also one and the
On page 25, he makes a tangled equation that my notes barely convey any
more. Somehow Her-mes is Mercury, Horus is the sun. Mes means son, Her is
the same as biblical Ham or Khem, therefor his son, Cush is the burnt one.
On page 63, he claims that the biblical Shem is Hercules who killed Nimrod.
This association he makes without bothering to make ANY justification.
Other flights of fantasy include asserting that all ancient religions,
including Hindu are monotheistic. On page 14, 15 he says that Brahm is from
the Hebrew Rahm meaning merciful or compassionate one, womb or bowels as
compassion seat. That Er-Rahman means all merciful to Turks, therefore they
used to know he is "a just God and a Saviour". Moreover since they knew the
meaning of Brahm as god, "we see how exactly their religious knowledge as
to the creation had coincided with the account of the origin of all things,
as given in Genesis".
All in all this tripe which the fundis are fond to quote against the
catholics should more accurately be called HiSlop's Fables: The Too Babble
On, or Babble Worship Proved to be the Source of Wishfull Thinking and
Alice in Wonderland Logic.
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