Zo. 26 aug. 2018
The Ishtar Gate in Babylon and the Pillars of Hercules
It was Nebuchanedzar of Babylon who built the Ishtar Gate which is in our days still there. And there is a replica in the Pergamum Museum in Berlin, which made Germany’s capital Berlin a 20th century update of Plato’s Atlantis. And we are not surprised that a guy named Adolf Hitler (note “tl” as in Atlas) came to power in Berlin. Like Nebuchanedzar and Nimrod, he was a shadow of Atlas.
I believe that the Ishtar Gate are the real Pillars of Hercules. But why would Hercules be named after Ishtar? We should not forget that Ishtar was sometimes presented as a male deity who was a blueprint for Heracles. Then, as a female deity, Ishtar was adored by Gilgamesh who was the Babylonian equivalent of the Greek god Heracles. So there is a connection between Ishtar and Heracles.
Nebuchanedzar was the ruler of a worldwide empire. During his reign, everyone on earth had heard of the golden empire Babylon that made the whole world drunk.
But in Daniel 4 we read that Nebuchanedzar became psychotic. This mighty king ended up eating grass among the oxes in the field. His downfall was a shadow of the downfall of king Atlas of Atlantis. Nebuchanedzar lived a century before Plato. Even if Plato had never heard of Nebuchanedzar, he must have heard of the golden empire of Babylon with it’s mysterious Ishtar Gate. The stories about the golden city of Babylon must have influenced Plato’s Atlantis story.
Then something weird happened: somehow information came to Plato telling him that Babylon would be rebuilt in a remote future as it would turn the whole world into slavery. And not only that but Endtimes Babylon would also be destroyed by a HUGE earthquake. This was probably too much for Plato’s skinny jeans philosophic mind. He did not get the explanation in Revelation 17:1 in which Babylon sits in the middle of the seas. It had to be the Atlantic Ocean. There could have been more reasons for why Plato converted Endtimes Babylon into Atlantis off the coast of Gibraltar in a remote past. To avoid a discussion about the mysterious Akasha Records I can see a theological motivation for the Atlantis story.
Firstly the HUGE earthquake was simply too much for Plato. It had to happen far away in the sea. Secondly, the destruction of Babylon would be the end for Greek philosophy and the Greek Gods. In Acts 17 we read how the Greek philosophers reacted to Paul’s message concerning the resurrected Christ. They all left the scene. Third: Plato did probably the same as the philosophers and he left the Babylonian scene too. Then Plato anticipated maybe on another weird message concerning a future guy from Israel Who was resurrected from the death. A resurrection from the death was the deathblow for Greek philosophy that danced around afterlife.
Just in case if a guy named Paul would preach a resurrected Christ 400 years later on the Areopagus in Plato’s own city, Athens, it was Plato who had already locked up the cradle of Greek civilization and philosophy in a remote safe named Atlantis. As Christ was crucified outside the camp (Hebrews 13:13), so was Atlantis crucified outside the Greek known world, in the sea beyond Gibraltar. The downfall of Babylon became now a Greek story in which this time the resurrection was deleted.