Our Harmonized Sacred Story

The Story

Compiling and melding all the world's sacred texts and stories is a monumental task that is nowhere near complete. I began harmonizing the Hebrew Torah book of Genesis in 2010 and, after working on and off, had only completed chapters 1-31 out of 50 by April 1, 2016.

My harmonization includes images, maps and illustrations, as well as explanatory footnotes. When Genesis is completed, I will post it here.

Sources by Topic

The Bible

Old Testament Translations

The Vedas

  • The Four Vedas: Translated in English, Kindle Edition, by by Apuruseya Brahma and AB Keith, translated by RT Griffith and M Bloomfield (Hindu e-Press, March 8, 2018)

New Testament Translations

The New Testament and later texts sacred to Islam, Bah'ai, and some Christian sects, may end up being too recent for my research.

Language References

Biblical Analysis

  • "The Bible and the Moon", Biblical Astronomy, No. 112, pp 41-56

  • About Eden's Rivers

    1. "The Four Rivers of Paradise" by Nahum Sarna, Jewish Heritage Online Magazine (undated) - https://www.jhom.com/topics/rivers/eden.htm

    2. "Has the Garden of Eden been found at last?" by Dora Jane Hamblin, Smithsonian Magazine, Volume 18. No. 2 (May 1987) - republished with permission at Lambert Dolphin Library (December 1, 1997) - http://ldolphin.org/eden/

    3. "The Lost Rivers of the Garden of Eden - Found" by Rev. Dr. Gaines R. Johnson (The Bible, Genesis & Geology Ministry, undated) - https://www.kjvbible.org/rivers_of_the_garden_of_eden.html

    4. "The Rivers of Eden" by Robert McRoberts (Dated July 21, 2010, Accessed February 3, 2011) - http://www.suite101.com/content/the-rivers-of-eden-a264317

  • A manual of Bible history by Rev. Dr. William Garden Blaikie - http://google.com/books?id=YThMAAAAIAAJ

  • A Mother's Influence: Mothers naming children in the Hebrew Bible, monograph, by Edward J. Bridge (Macquarie University)

  • The Bible as History, 2nd revised ed., by Werner Keller (Barnes & Noble, 1995)

  • Intelligent Design by Rael (Nova Distribution/The Raelian Foundation, 2005)

  • The Biblical Meaning of Numbers from One to Forty, monograph, by Dr. Stephen E. Jones (God's Kingdom Ministries, 2008) - Accessed at www.godskingdomministries.org on April 12, 2012

Quran & Quranic Analysis

  • Quran in English: Modern English Translation. Clear and Easy to Understand, Kindle Edition, translated by Talal Itani (ClearQuran.Com, August 6, 2014)

Egyptian Sacred Oral & Written Tradition - Analysis and Commentary

  • Egyptian Mythology: A Fascinating Guide to Understanding the Gods, Goddesses, Monsters, and Mortals, Kindle Edition, by Matt Clayton (Captivating History series, June 24, 2017)

Central American Sacred Oral & Written Tradition - Analysis and Commentary

Mesoamerican Oral & Written

  • Mesoamerican Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Maya Mythology, Aztec Mythology, Inca Mythology, and Central American Myths, Kindle Edition, by Matt Clayton (Captivating History series, April 15, 2019)

Ancient History

  • Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World, Kindle Edition, by Philip Matyszak (Thames & Hudson, August 18, 2020)

  • Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology, Kindle Edition, by Adrienne Mayor (Princeton U Pr, November 27, 2018)

The Levant Region

AMALEK, AMALEKITES - http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_friendly.jsp?artid=1351&letter=A#ixzz1CitSyiTm

AMORITES - http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_friendly.jsp?artid=1422&letter=A#ixzz1CisuUt9d

BABYLONIA - http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_friendly.jsp?artid=52&letter=B#ixzz1CiuFyUQQ

BIBLICAL ETHNOLOGY - http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_friendly.jsp?artid=1037&letter=B#ixzz1Citwt200

BIURISTS - http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_friendly.jsp?artid=1112&letter=B#ixzz1Ciucu5cD

EDOX, IDUMEA - http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_friendly.jsp?artid=45&letter=E#ixzz1CitXuAgZ

HAMMURABI - http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_friendly.jsp?artid=182&letter=H#ixzz1CiuvWY4g

HITTITES - http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_friendly.jsp?artid=806&letter=H#ixzz1CitF0oOy

PICK, AARON - http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view_friendly.jsp?artid=298&letter=P#ixzz1CiujZtH3

SUMER - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumer

  • "Ashurai Ancient History" (Accessed February 4, 2011) - http://www.v-a.com/ashurai/ashur.html


  • The world's largest floods, past and present: Their causes and magnitudes - Circular 1254, monograph, by Jim E. O'Connor and John E. Costa (US Geological Survey, 2004)

  • Astronomical theory of Climate Change, Kindle Edition, by N J (July 20, 2017)

  • The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: How a Stone-Age Comet Changed the Course of World Culture, Kindle Edition, by Richard Firestone, Allen West & Simon Warwick-Smith (Bear & Company, June 5, 2006)

Astronomy & Archaeoastronomy

PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precession

  • Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt by Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy (Inner Traditions, 2011)

Geography & Geodesy

  • Atlas of Invented Places: The Biggest Mistakes and Lies on Maps, German edition, Kindle Edition, by Edward Brooke-Hitching, translated by Lutz-W. Wolff (dtv Verlagsgesellschaft, October 13, 2017)

Lost Continent Theories

  • Atlantis beneath the Ice: The Fate of the Lost Continent, Kindle Edition, by Rand & Rose Flem-Ath (Bear & Company, February 10, 2012)

  • Atlantis: Evidence: Something very big happened 9620 BC (Mission: Atlantis Book 3), Kindle Edition, monograph, by Rod Martin Jr. (Tharsis Highlands, June 10, 2020)

  • The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History's Greatest Mystery Revealed, Kindle Edition, by Gavin Menzies (William Morrow, November 8, 2011)