"The name comes from the island of Valaam Finno-Ugric" Valamo "- high, mountainous land. Is the name of the monks seemed attuned to the Biblical prophet and they named it Balaam. "
Guide. "The Republic of Karelia", Moscow, 2000.
On the Valaam written so much that it would no longer make much sense to go back again to this topic. Today, however, the conversation is not so much about the Valaam archipelago much about a person by the name of Balaam. After all, our historical ignorance, truly unlimited, that "great" is illustrated above a small excerpt from the official, issued in a central Moscow publishing houses, our guide for the Republic of related, in particular, with an explanation of the name of the island of Valaam.
The first of the prophecies about the coming of the Son of God, Jesus Christ mentioned in the Bible, made Balaam, a sorcerer Vedic ("pagan") traditions in which the Insiders Midianite tribe. According to the biblical "Book of Numbers" of the Old Testament, this "pagan" "… said, Balaam the son of Beor, the husband says open hath said hearing the words of God, the knowledge of the Most High, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling, but open eyes him, I see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not close … "
This text of the Old Testament, one of the most ancient, commented many prominent theologians of the Middle Ages. John Hildeskhaymsky, doctor of theology, Prior (rector) Carmelite Monastery (14th century, Lower Saxony), said: "This Balaam began sorcery — among many other things said: My husband is born … which vostsarstvuet over all the nations … Because of this Balaam there arose a dissension between Jews and Christians. For the Jews say in their books that de Balaam was a prophet, and … Christian Pustosvyat same book denies these things and say that he was a pagan, and the first … who miraculously vochelovechevanie proclamation of Christ and the coming to Him the three holy kings (Magi) … and so throughout the land … became expand and grow report of this promise. "
Those were the days of "the shadow of death," writes John Hildeskhaymsky further: "The children of Israel fled from Egypt and conquered all the surrounding land, and the fear and the dread of them covered all the peoples of the East, and all the kingdoms of the East, and no one dared to lift the head." And then "the Gentiles" foreshadowed their upcoming Lord of the strong. Those who unite their scattered tribes … The vision of the King, the sorcerer preaching about the coming of His power, even if it "still not close", were able to instill hope in the heart. The elders and the people waited for his coming, indicates Prior, and this has inspired the fierce resistance to the conquerors.
Of course, the latter is a prediction like this could not last. As the Old Testament tells us, "Balaam the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel with the sword." People were executed Moses who was their pervopredskazatelem about Christ. They considered it an act apparently important, since in a book of the Pentateuch of Moses repeats the murder: "They killed …, Evi, Rekem, Chur, Choir and Reba, five princes of Midian, and Balaam the son of Beor with the sword killed the children … Israel ".
Together with Balaam was destroyed, and all his. But the prediction of the sorcerer-martyr to live. It centuries passed from mouth to mouth, and, over time, not only some "pagans" were to hope for the future coming of the Son of God. And the most daring of the prophets that rebelled now also among the Jews themselves, consistently turned to the great diviners.
Prophets are not moved away from the Vedic faith of their forefathers, remember, though vaguely spiritual heritage praantichnyh centuries — Hyperborean prediction of the coming into the world of the Son of God. And everywhere devoutly venerated predecessor John the Baptist — such as Balaam the son of Beor.
Testalii — predictions of the Old Testament righteous about the birth of Christ — have prompted Christians to include books of the Old Testament of the Bible. Testaly was the primary source of revelation "pagan" sorcerer. Where Balaam the son of Beor, was in charge with the certainty of the coming century through Advent?
Scripture speaks of him only that he was a hereditary Dedicated to Midian, the people who became famous in the history of the wisdom of their wise men. Around the coast of the Red Sea they were not equal in power. Legends of their intimate knowledge was passed in the deserts of Arabia and the lands of Libya. Even the Egyptian priests, versed in magic, not considered shameful to learn from the wisdom of the Midianites.
Church tradition has preserved the name of the progenitor of the tribe of Midian: Keturah. It is a clear indication of the Hittite genealogical roots. The origins of Palestinian history associated with this race.
Great Hittite Empire existed in Asia Minor from the 18th century BC and the BC. Its cities were capitals Hettusa (now Boguskoy) and Arina. Empire was a union of three kingdoms, called Hatta (northern and central parts of Asia Minor), Luviya (south-west) and Pala (north-east).
Historians have known about the Hittites, that they were the descendants of immigrants. Until they become local tribes did not know anything like as powerful public education, they have. It is believed that it was the prototype of the Hittite state and the organization of the Roman, then Byzantine Empires.
The ancestral home of the ancestors of the Hittites, sacred tradition tells them the priests, was circumpolar North, climatic conditions, which in those times very different from the present. Resettlement in okoloekvatorialnye land occurred much later. It is they who keep holy the prediction that "Most High will make the world of the Son of the Virgin of the earth. And the Son will open people's eyes, and death will, winning. " Hittite priests passed this ancient prediction of the Midianites, the heirs of the culture of their empire. So Balaam, Dedicated to Knowledge, knew of the coming Son of the Most High, and prophesied of Him.
Can you name a specific northern lands, of which there was a kind of Balaam the son of Beor?
Balaam — not only the name of the Midianite Magi, the first of the biblical prophets of Christ. The whole Orthodox world knows Valaam island, located on Lake Nebo, as evidenced, in particular, the map "The inhabitants of Russian land in the IX century," published in the "Textbook of Russian History", published in St. Petersburg in 1912 by Professor M. Ostrogorsky . This is the latest Lake Nebo was renamed Lake Ladoga. The value of the Valaam archipelago in the history of Christianity is not less than that of Athos, the Holy Mountain Thessalian, which has 20 monasteries. Valaam island so sometimes called — Northern Athos.
The Chronicles of the Holy Mountain date back to the days of the apostles. That's right, and the Valaam monastery, according to legend, was founded by St. Andrew, evangelist Russian lands. Place on the coast of Nebo, where he stopped Andrew, and to this day is called Odryusovo.
But as the spiritual center of the shaft has a history much more ancient than the Athos. The Holy Apostle and therefore sought to Valaam archipelago that in the first century, it was like thousands of years ago, the renowned center of life of the spirit.
The name Balaam is very ancient. He is considered the Finnish in origin. It has the same root as the words of Avallon, Valhalla, Valkyrie. Balaam usually translated as Land of Veles. In essence, this is true. Slavic god Veles — the patron of the Magi higher Initiation, the spiritual heirs of ancient Hyperborea.
But the name of Balaam has a more precise meaning: Land of Woods. According to Norse mythology Vala — The son of the god Odin (the One). Shafts Mythology is a vast and detailed prediction of the coming into the world of the Son of God.
Valaam originally was the land of the Order of Initiates shafts. Direct spiritual descendants of Hyperboreans kept their predictions about the future coming of the Light into the world — the great Incarnation: "Just as the sun is coming from the south, so in the lands of the south will be born the Son of the Most High, the Sun." In the era of migration to the south, many wise men went to the shafts is a long journey, hoping that if they do not, then their offspring will be destined to be a witness to the events. They reached the land of Palestine today, retaining their original reference (Knowledge).
The most striking — the naming of Midian ancient sacred Mount Pisgah. At a time when Balaam, standing on top of it, uttered prophecy, this mountain called Nebo. That is, the name is exactly the same as the ancestral name of Lake Ladoga, located at a distance from Palestine about a quarter of the diameter of the planet.
The name comes from the ancient Nebo words non-BEM. It is unknown, secret things, reserved. So, according to custom, in the distant past, a magical place called the Force — a sacred space where ordered way mere mortals.
Here it is, the connection to time! Valaam Island in Lake Nebo, the abode of those who trust in the coming of the Son of God in the world for thousands of years before His birth, and Balaam the prophet, standing on Mount Nebo and proclaiming this hope!
Author: Alexey Popov (Petrozavodsk)