Nor do I want my generation to make the same mistake as my ancestors! One learns from mistakes. We must not forget that the better we learn and comprehend the past, the more we will stand firmly on our own feet in our fatherland, without fear of tomorrow, without fear of hunger (which clouds the minds of many worthy people). Yes! So as not to be left up in the air... tomorrow... And not just for our generation, but for our future! Let not our parents and our generation take upon themselves the sin of eradication and destruction of Georgia.
Notwithstanding that Georgian philosophy, rhetoric, theology, mathematics and astronomy have a thousand-year history, perpetual wars over the geopolitical position of the country have depleted the nation (we are talking about the entire Georgian ethnicity). Finally at the end of the nineteenth century, through relentless struggle and strenuous efforts of the great sons of Georgia, the foundation was laid and the Georgian University was opened on February 8, in rather complicated circumstances. This gave the Georgian youth an opportunity to receive a higher education in their homeland and most importantly, in their native language. The founding of a university is itself a great phenomenon for any nation! Various kinds of wisdom and sciences were tied together in the hearts and souls of people by founding a university! Therefore, the silence of our great scientists is surprising! Are there very few Georgians in the history of Georgian people who did not hid their heads in the sand like an ostrich? Why? Otto Bismarck was a great statesman who unified German principalities and established a great German state. He was not afraid of anyone. Later, when Hitler brought bloody rains down on the universe, many politicians blamed Bismarck for it. But there are two sides to the coin! This unification and deep national consciousness brought great benefit to the nation - today it is one of the successful countries! Also the United States - Lincoln's brilliant farsightedness united the northern and southern states and created the strongest state! True, Americans have no nationality and it is a conglomeration, but any modern American would be proud to say he is an American! That's a wise concoction of one of the great statesmen, a result of Lincoln's policies! And us? What is happening to us? Do we have a decent past and are we losing it? Why? No sense of dignity or are we so depressed that we don't care about anything?! - That's where the unhappiness lies! That is where we should look for the danger of the nation's degeneration! That is what any Georgian should be prevented from doing!
Let us look at our past with pride and recall once again the words of the great Elijah, who said that the overthrow, destruction and humiliation of a nation begins when it forgets its history, when it forgets its past, its former life. Forgetting history, the past and eradication of their past life from memory is tantamount to spiritual and bodily death.
What else remains. Then it's better to divide what is left of Georgia into autonomies, ethnic units and who knows what else without bloodshed! We are a generous nation... we can give generously... We do not ask for anything in return. But will we remain a nation after that? This crime will not be forgiven by the future generation, the generation that will pick up books, or learn from our ancestors about our past, which many can now dream of!
Oh, my God - Really!
God, when He drove the sinful Eve and Adam out of Heaven, pointed to the earth to be a dwelling place and home. Later a second sin was committed by Cain when he killed his brother Abel! God cursed Cain's descendants; to Eve and Adam He gave a son, Seth, or Sheth. The descendants of Cain and Seth multiplied and mingled with each other, that is, they shared the sin!
After the sin, Cain came to the land of Nod and married. His sixth descendant Lamech had a son by his second wife, named Tubal-Cain. In the Bible, which was written in the 13th century B.C. we read: "Cilla (Lamech's second wife) gave birth to Tubal-Qain, a smith of all tools made of copper and iron" - that is, from the book about the origin of Adam the smith of all tools made of copper and iron, who would later become the leader of his tribe, becomes known!
Hold it right there! The Bible does not speak of the ancestors of other nations. Who are the Tubals? One of Noah's children Japheth, who was the father of Tubal and Meshech!
Tiglath-Palasar I (1100 BC), lord of Assuria, mentions the Muskhs (Mushks). Famous historians of antiquity point out that the Musks, aka Meschs, are descended from the biblical Meshech. Since that time they (Meshks) were so strong that they ventured to conquer Assuria (Iv. Javakhishvili, vol. I, p. 60). They owned rich cities and had an organised state system. As for the possessions of Tabals (Tubals). They were so huge that they had 24 kingdoms. As we learn from the Bible, the Tabalas were blacksmiths and passed on their craft to their descendants.
The Bible clearly lists the children of Japheth, son of Noah: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, Phiras (Tiras). Noe gave each one his share of the inheritance and blessed him.
Let us now open the "Life of Georgia" (Kartlis Tskhovreba) and read: "Let us first note that the Armenians and the Kartvelians, the Rani and the Movakans, the Ers and the Leks, the Mingrelians and the Caucasians had one father named Targamos. This Targamos (Fargamos) was the son of Targimos, grandson of Japheta, son of Noah.
The "Life of Georgia" gives a genealogy of our ancestors, which coincides with the biblical one. There is a simple explanation: the Georgian chronicler considers an ancestor of an entirely different race to be his elder brother, and not of his own volition. Just below: "And among his sons stood out eight men, heroes of strength and glory. The first was called Chaos, the second Cartlos, the third Bardos, the fourth Movakan, the fifth Lek, the sixth Heros, the seventh Kavkas, the eighth Egros. Those eight brothers were heroes.
And Chaos was a hero more than the others, for there never was such a one before the flood, nor after it, neither in body, nor in strength, nor in courage. But the country of Ararat and Masis held no more, so Targamos (Fargamos) divided his country and his clans between these eight heroes: he gave half his pitch and the better half of his country to Chaos. That is where the dog is buried! So Chaos is the elder brother! The most hearty, militant and, naturally, father Targamos gave half of his wealth to him and divided half among the other seven!
It is surprising that this lie has so far not been noticed by ours or other historians. Let us try to clarify the dates of writing of the "Life of Georgia". Vakhtang VI in the XVIII century made it up from various Georgian and Armenian sources. Naturally, these sources were not perfect, that is, they were distorted. However, the main facts have been accurately transmitted, as to this day those geographical names that are mentioned in the ancient sources still exist. According to the Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi, "Japhet begat Homer, Homer begat Tiras, Tiras begat Torgom, Torgom begat Hayk. Here, naturally, mixed - Haik, the fourth descendant of Japheth, the son of Torgom!..! According to Armenian sources, Hayk is a direct descendant of Japheth, the fourth branch! According to the "Life of Georgia" nephew of Japheth! The Bible doesn't mention Haik at all! - Who is Haik? We will tell you that later! In the Bible, as well as in all religious books, it is written in black and white that the children of Japheth were: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. Homer's children were Ashkenazi, Riphath and Fogharm. The Bible then lists the children of Ham and Shem and clearly concludes: "These are the descendants of the sons of Noah... ... from them the nations spread out after the flood", and nowhere else in the Bible is there any mention of other descendants of Japheth. Where did the Armenians read about Hayk?
As the researcher of history of churches of Georgia M. Tamarashvili mentions: "Georgian words "south" and "Armenians" mean "south" and "inhabitants of Georgia in the south" respectively. They are also given the meaning of 'Armenians' and 'Armenia'. The modern Armenians, or more correctly the "haikis", as they call themselves, have appropriated these words and consider themselves the first children of Fogarm, the great-grandson of Japheth, the elder brothers of the Georgians, which is a clear appropriation. In terms of kinship, the Armenians (modern Armenians) have nothing in common with the Georgians. Their genealogy is completely artificial, as the legend of Phargamos reached Armenia only after the Bible was translated into Armenian and after Christianity was adopted.
After translating the " The Georgian Chronicles" into Armenian, they appropriated our history! The oldest manuscripts were translated into Armenian. Science has completely rejected the idea of a common origin of Armenians and Georgians. Anthropological studies claim that by the structure and shape of the skull, Georgians and Armenians are two completely different types of white race!!! On the other hand, critical examination has determined that the story of Movses Khorenatsi is just an artificial compilation. Orientalist M. A. Korur has definitively demolished this story. He proved that "allegedly the Syrian historian Mar Abas Katina, on which Moses Horensky relied, is a figment of the latter's imagination, as is the story that Moses attributed to him. Famous scholar Paul de Lagarde is of approximately the same opinion: "The information given by Movses Khorenatsi regarding the origin of the Armenians do not deserve any credibility; it is a "cheap" compilation of the Christian era, which has more fiction than truth.
I wonder why the Georgian chroniclers needed to create such nonsense as the brotherhood of Khaos (Haika) and Kartlos-Egrisi? Maybe it was a mistake, and instead of Chaos the legendary king of Colchis Ajet was meant? If so, then the mistake should definitely be corrected at least now, so that future generations do not have to bang their heads against the wall as we did, thinking of another tribe as an "elder brother" who only dreams of getting rid of us!
Our misfortune lies in our character and nature and, as noted above, in our excessive nobility, which ruins us and sometimes presents us as mad. Have our historians not read in the Bible that Tubal and Meshach are children of Japheth, not great-grandchildren of Fogarm. The children of Japheth enjoy the rights of the founders of the nation (like Japheth), which cannot be said of the great-grandson of Thagarm, who is not mentioned at all in the Bible, but only in oral tradition.
To be more specific, Movses Khorenatsi is a compiler: As already said, the main source of Movses Khorenatsi was the Syrian historian Mar Abbas Katin, a non-existent person, as ancient history did not know such a person!
The Bible was translated into Armenian only after Mesrop Mashtots, with the help of a Greek monk, created an Armenian script, using elements of Georgian, Syriac and Greek writing. The life and work of Mashtots is described by his pupil and contemporary, Koryun. His account is composed around 443-444 (Koryun. The Life of Mashtots, Yerevan, 1962, p. 49). He describes the zeal with which Mashtots created the Armenian alphabet. Of course, he was not alone, he had a whole army of disciples and like minded people helping him. But this is not the point.
According to Koryun, after creating the Armenian alphabet, which took his teacher a long time, Mashtots "quickly" created the alphabet for Georgians and Albanians! Even worse! According to Koryun, Mashtots did not know the Georgian language and created the Georgian alphabet in Armenia! And after that he went to Georgia, where (probably) the king and aristocracy greeted him with slavish submission! What a terrible lie! A sickening falsity! If Movses Khorenatsi had a right to speak, knew from tradition who "Haik" was, then how could such "distinguished scholar" as Movses Khorenatsi not know that Georgians have had written language since pre-Christian period?
However, the fortress always collapses from within. An expert of the ancient Georgian language, Professor Korneli Kekelidze, who took off his bishop's mantle and shaved his beard to please the Bolsheviks, admitted this lie and declared to the world in his writings that Georgians had no written language before the IV-V centuries. And what is more, the written language was created thanks to Armenians! What kind of science and poleography is this? Kekelidze betrayed God and would not betray science?!
To prove the truth, let us just present facts. Let's look into territory of Georgia, who we were and who we are now. Then we will return to Georgian script and decide how much we owe to "brotherly people".
As we mentioned above, the Bible is the oldest book. It is called the Pentateuch of Moses, as the people of Israel didn't have a book before Moses and Moses wrote the past of the Abrahamic people and its history since the time of Adam. As already mentioned, the Bible is a holy book. The famous French Orientalist F. Lenorman calls it "a particularly valuable and especially complete document of the history of the settlement of the peoples of the ancient world" and says that "its accuracy is confirmed by comparative linguistics and physiological studies of different peoples".
After Adam, the most famous person was Noah. God chose Noah among sinful men and commanded the salvation of his descendants. The Bible is interesting in conveying the facts of Noah's life story of the pre-flood and post-flood periods. Of interest to us is the place where Noah's ark stopped. According to Holy Scripture, 'on the seventh day, on the seventeenth day of the month the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat'. Mount Ararat is in present-day Armenia. Let's see what serious authorities think about this issue. The Holy Fathers of the Greek and Latin churches recognize the thought and fact of Mount Ararat, the same Mount Masis (as it was called before the IX century B.C.), being located in Armenia. The same thought was shared by Nicholas of Damascus.
The genealogy of Noah and the children of Japheth, as stated above, in the "Life of Georgia" and the Bible do not coincide. Chaos or Ayat or else there is a misrepresentation! Georgians and Armenians are ethnically and anthropologically the descendants of different genes and races. With the help of the inscriptions found during the Van archaeological excavations, it became clear that before the 6th century BC, the territory known from the geography of Armenia as Ararat was not inhabited by Armenians (Hayk)! "...These places were inhabited by completely different peoples, physically and linguistically" (F. Lenorman).
On the basis of scientific research, the Armenian race is of Aryul, or Frigul, and of West Iranian, or rather, Indian origin (mixed; about that later), which came to the territory of Armenia later (6th century BC - D. M.). Georgians do not belong to this race. Therefore, in the "Life of Georgia" the word "Armenians" (Armenians proper, not Armenians and Haiks!) refers to the first population of Armenia, which belongs to the Georgian race...". "Despite repeated assertions in the Vita Georgia, we do not consider Fogarm as an ancestor of Armenians. This word is considered as modified, distorted, as well as the word Chaos, which was probably the name of a famous Colchian king Hayet, whose greatness reached Greece (M. Tamarashvili, T., 1995, p. 60, F. Lenorman, "Assyrian Letters", 1892, p. 130). Mospero and Raulinson claim the same. So whoever wants to, will understand, and as the saying goes, 'the sower of tares cannot press the wheat with a sharp knife...'.
Despite our difficult social conditions and difficulties, the political oppression of the country and the economic enrichment of "brotherly Armenia", history is still the realm of facts and cannot be bribed with any gold, nor can it be erased!
There is an assumption that the prehistoric people who lived in Asia Minor and who were called Hittites (who forcibly imposed on Asia, invaded Egypt through Syria, dominated there, calling themselves Hexos, or "shepherd kings" (created XV, XVI and XVII Egyptian dynasties), are related to Skolhans. It is not established how many years the "shepherd kings" reigned, but in the XVIII-XVII centuries BC ApmozI expelled them from Egypt. The Hittites first returned to their old homeland. It is presumed that their migration to the Balkan Peninsula began in this period. It has also been suggested that the Pelasgians were related to this people! Many scholars have suggested a close kinship between the Pelasgians and the Caucasians (Iberians, Colchians, Caldians, Meschians, Alarodians), Sasperians and Albanians.
In an article by L. Morier, which was published in Paris in "Caucasian Archaeology" in 1887 (pp.58-59) we read: "... Here is the origin of the ancient legend, which states that Europe was populated by the Caucasian race. By the way, we can quote here the following passage: "The Russian archaeologist Filimonov, who based his research on the similarities between the remains found in Kazbegi (Caucasus) and those seen in Italian graves, puts forward the supposition that the Caucasian peoples and the first population of the peninsula were related. He believes that the first population of the Etruscan country was from the Caucasus. According to some scholars, the culture of Western Europe came from the Caucasus; they believe that the Caucasus is in Europe and is the central focus of the great movement. Bayern believes that the Caucasian subsoil is too rich and the roots of the culture should be sought here, that the culture spread from the Caucasus all the way to Siberia, even more so, the origins of the Caucasian peoples are Semitic, not Turanian...".
On the close kinship of Pelagians and Caucasian ethnos, in particular Colchians, Herodotus says: "Then Hellenes again offended the barbarians. By warship they arrived at Aeu in Colchis and to the mouth of the river Phasis. Having completed there all the business for which they had come, the Hellenes then kidnapped the king's daughter Medea. The king of Colchis then sent an envoy to Hellas demanding a penalty for the kidnapped daughter and her return. The reply from the Hellenes, however, was that since they themselves had not received payment for the theft of Io the Argivess they would not pay the king any money.
Then in the next generation, they say, Alexander, son of Priamus, who had heard of the kidnapping, wished to procure for himself a woman from Hellas. He was firmly convinced that he would not be punished, as the Hellenes did not pay any price at the time. After Alexander had thus kidnapped Helen, the Hellenists first decided to send messengers to retrieve Helen and demand payment for the kidnapping. The Trojans responded by rebuking them for kidnapping Medea. Then, they said, the Hellenes themselves gave no penalty and did not return Medea, and now they are demanding penalties from others. Then we know well what happened... The Hellenes (Greeks) mustered a great army, crushed Priam's power and leveled Troy to the ground! Thus, according to Herodotus, we can see that the Trojans and Colchians were closely related!
Let us now replay in our minds where our ancestors lived, according to the Bible. As we know, Noah blessed Japheth in the Tent of Simeon and in Canaan. As we know Canaan was in the Middle East, particularly in the Mesopotamia. We know from the Bible that the Tubalians were smiths of all tools of copper and iron. Today, scientists do not argue that Hiram, the architect of Solomon's temple, was a descendant of Tubal-Cain and mastered all secrets of building art (R. Steiner)! Thus, the ancestors of the Georgians lived in the territory from the Caucasus Mountains to Mesopotamia, bordering the Black Sea in the west, and the Caspian Sea in the east. To the south? That is exactly the surprising thing!
Let us follow the historical chronicles. In the southern part of Asia Minor, i.e. south of the Taurian range was a strong Hittite kingdom. There are suggestions (almost substantiated by M. Tamarashvili) that the Egyptian "Hittites", Lurmese "Hatti", southern biblical "Hittites" - all these peoples differ from Semites and Hamites. They belong to a population group whose centre was Tauria... and whom biblical ethnography refers to as types, who for their part belong to the family of Japheth. F. Lenorman - "Their (Hittite) political system in the period of consolidation is characterized by a strictly organized empire, regular government and advanced record keeping ... The supreme deity of the Hittites is the same as that of the Hurumans in Egypt, that is, Satech". Let us listen to Mospero: "The Hittites, as well as the Tabalis and Muskhis, who resemble them, should be counted among those races that live in the Caucasus!
Yet again, F. Lenorman: "They (Hittites) are undoubtedly related, on the one hand, to the Meskhs or Tubals, their northern neighbours, on the other hand, to the peoples of the Caucasian race: Sasperians, Alarodians, who from ancient times settled in the massifs of Armenian mountains (M. Tamarashvili, p.63).
M. Tamarashvili is such an authoritative historian that it is difficult to contradict him. Moreover, he was a deeply educated theologian at the Vatican, where all kinds of historical, archaeological, ethnographic or Orientalist materials were available. Another significant fact is that there was no language barrier for Tamarashvili; he was fluent in Latin, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, French, English, German, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Armenian, and Turkish. We should pay attention and reflect on the assumption that Michael Tamarashvili made about Mtskhetos, son of Kartlos, and proudly stated that "the names of Mtskhetos are similar to those derived from "khatti". The base of the word 'khatti' - at-khat-et-khat-khat is quite well preserved". The researcher considers Kartlos to be a direct ancestor of the Hittites! And another thing: "Georgian tales mention many personalities and places, even a simple analysis of which leads to words "Hatti", "Hettes", "Heta", etc.". The Armenians' claim that they are descendants of Tiras is simply an unsubstantiated lie!
Master of Political Science