Saturday, November 12, 2016
THE LOST BOOK OF KING OG CHAPTER 2A
Chapter 2 of the LOST BOOK OF KING OG has been deemed cleared for publication. Again, my contract with Father Martin demands that I have all of the chapters up in one continuous document. He won't budge on its presentation. What a Luddite. The best I can do is have a breakout here in my own blog.
Chapter 2 has been broken into 2 parts, A and B. I will only address 2A in this post.
My first impressions of this chapter are as follows:
1. Again, this seems to be much more intact than other chapters. There are no ellipses in this chapter. This means that the document was whole. There are italicized words throughout. Father Martin has really zeroed in on the closest words for translation into English. You will see that what he delivers is flawless and does not sound jarring to your inner ear.
2. The origin of the tradition of "circumcision" is a part of Chapter 2. King Og tells of how it all came about. He also makes it clear that the popularity of Nimrod with humans is why men still sport circumcised members to this day.
3. As far as I can tell, it is all antediluvian. This is all what was going down before the flood. It was a different map and record-keeping system with the Rephaim. I know that Father Martin has done a lot of traveling in order to link the text with real places here in today's world. Post-flood though, I don't know how he will be able to do it.
4. Again, wording throughout the text feels familiar in the sense that it is "Biblical sounding." I am forced to wonder how popular a document this was, because elements of the verbiage definitely show up later in in Old Testament. My suspicion is that these documents were passed around regularly until the memory of giants had faded a bit.
I need to read it over a few more times for further insight.
THE LOST BOOK OF KING OG
CHAPTER 2. -THE [MOONCHILD]
“You may put down your weapons, but my war still comes for your fecal mind and circumcised loins.” – Og to Nimrod
1It is through gnashing teeth that I give you full vent of my [bitterness]. My soul is downcast and disturbed. 2My [history] has become a fire, corrupting my whole life unto the [extinction] of the Rephaim. 3I tell this [terrible] [history] to Anak the Keeper of the Bodies before Baal, for its [transcription]. 4My [wrath] tends to evil words. Anger, [wrath], malice and obscene talk all fall from my lips as I speak. I still hold the Mot-worshiping Nimrod responsible for the death of the Rephaim and the full portion of my wrath. 5Nimrod, that brutish, circumcised hater of reproof, the one who has planted and watered the [gnarled] living [thicket] that is my loathing. I tell no lie, I loved not my brother whom I have seen, yet loved Baal of the earth whom I have not seen. [Although] Nimrod my brother no longer walks the land, my [blackened wrath] still [grows] for him in the darkness.
6The tale of Nimrod and his [quest] to carve the members of the men of his army, and the rest of the land forevermore with circumcision, does it not follow these very words transcribed by Anak?
THE TALE OF NIMROD AND HIS CIRCUMCISION
7In the time before the Unspoken Mistake when Og’s land [heralded] Nimrod’s accomplishments, Nimrod was called the [Great Hunter] and a [killer] of large [Giants] and things.
8While on the battlefield, Nimrod did [sustain] a [loin] injury when he [engaged] the one-eyed Nephilim named Arge in warfare. 9That [very] same one-eyed Arge who fought alongside Og in the Hundred Thousand Giant War.
When Nimrod had wounded Arge in the [neck] with the [Driver and Chaser], Arge’s [unconscious] body fell to the ground with his outstretched hand [still grasping] his sword. The sword’s blade hit the ground and then [sliced] upward at Nimrod’s loins cutting [open] his foreskin. 10The skin of Nimrod’s [wounded] member hung, as a testimony to them all. He then escaped the battlefield. Arge’s [Giant] [army] soon heard of the wound and knew to [search] the loins of the dead Nephilim on the battlefield for the circumcision of Nimrod.
11Nimrod [knew] his own [vulnerability]. He then returned to his army and went to his tent. He took the flint of a mountaintop and [finished] his own circumcision and [bound] his loins in sackcloth. 12Nimrod then had the braids of his head shorn. He shaved his beard and his eyebrows and [anointed] his head with oil. His cup was then filled with wine. He [reclined] and considered. After a short spell, he arose and sacrificed [many] and beseeched Mot for a delay in battle. 13Nimrod then took the flint and circumcised 1000 Nephilim of his army. Those that refused were [cut down] by axe, [Chaser and Driver] and their Nephilim [bodies] were tied to trees for the beasts as tradition states. 14Mot caused a [bowel sickness] to afflict Arge’s army. Nimrod’s army rested and [healed] for five days while Arge’s army [recovered].
15And Nimrod said, “With the flint of a mountaintop, heaps upon heaps, I have circumcised a thousand men.” And is not the valley where Nimrod circumcised the Nephilim still called the Valley of First Foreskins to this day?
16On the sixth day, Nimrod and his army then went to war with no lower garments or [loin] coverings. The [armies] of Arge did not know which Nephilim was Nimrod in battle. One-Eyed Arge’s army [gazed] upon the [compromised] members of Nimrod’s army and were [befuddled] and [dumbfounded] by them. 17Nimrod’s [Giants] then attacked with clubs, [Driver and Chaser], fists, [boulders] and [trees] and slew them all but One-eyed Arge and his bodyguards who escaped to the forests and mountains.
18When Nimrod became [ruler] of his [portion] of the great land he then [demanded] circumcision throughout all of his Nephilim kingdom. 19I, Og circumcised no males in my [land]. The Rephaim kept their members [intact].
20After Nimrod’s [mandated] circumcision, the seven year famine began, for Baal of the earth was displeased. The famine [from] Baal of the earth and consumed the land. The very earth itself was dry and stiff with wounds at this time.
21Then came the false [prophecy] from the Nephilim and Rephaim priests of Baal in both lands. The false [prophecy] led to the Unspoken Mistake and to [our] [extinction].
22I have [hated] everything Nimrod has loved, as I have [hated] his circumcised Nephilim Kingdom. If I hated my circumcised brother [Giant] and became a murderer of circumcised [Giants] because of my hatred, so be it. I have a place in the afterlife, Baal and Mot have [considered] my [oaths] between them and seen to it. Baal of the earth has [damned] Nimrod’s name to [eternally] mean fecal [minded] and simple. 23Nimrod’s name shall be [associated] with the [mad] desire to [maim] genitals [forevermore].
24For Nimrod grew like a young plant, like a root out of dry ground. He had form and majesty that we should all look at him, and beauty that we should desire him. He was [championed] by many. Still I despise and reject him. 25He became a [Giant] of sorrows, acquainted with grief. He was despised, and we esteemed him not. Circumcised Nimrod, the celebrated [forefather] of the [Tower] of the smaller selves. It is the fecal-bellied, half-membered Nimrod who killed us all. 26My hatred for Nimrod has become greater than any love I have [known]. I, Og have [exceedingly] and cruelly hated Nimrod. I, Og have [since] eradicated him from [existence]. I have [since] gathered and eaten all of Nimrod’s food stores and I have eaten [many] of his smaller selves. 27Baal of the earth empowered I, Og to rid the [land] of Nimrod. Baal of the earth despised the circumcision. And to whom did the powerful [arm] of Baal of the earth reveal itself to? I, Og.
28Are the tales of how I avenged the earth of that circumcised [Nephilim] for the loss of the [Moonchild] and more are they not told in this very chapter [transcribed] by Anak?
OG TELLS HIS BRIEF HISTORY
29Lestha Queen of the Rephaim and I, Og were bred from the [spoils] of a Rephaim [procreation harvest]. Born of worship to Baal of the earth. Born in the temple and [reared] in the high places. 30I, Og [trained] in both the [priesthood] of Baal and [with] the [Chaser and Driver] war [arts]. Lestha [became] a sorceress before Baal of the earth, and a [trascriber] of words. 31Others born in the temple and [trained] in the high places at that time were Sihon-Ag my brother, Ohya, Hahaya, Mahway, Myre, Lathat the possessed, and Geryon the [heavy].
32[Before] the Hundred Thousand [Giant] War, before the [confused] circumcision and before the Unspoken Mistake – there was a [time] of lush success. Baal of the earth caused the waters to flow and for crops to flourish in all of the great land at that time. The great land [lived]. 33The [colors], [sounds] and [connections] of being in the land were [bright] and [different]. The feed [animals] were [sleek]. The herds of [lizard, elephant, and rhinoceros] prospered. Wine flowed. Fruit, nuts and honey were [plentiful]. Peace [ruled] all land. 34There were no smaller selves in that time. That was the [season] Baal of the earth [multiplied] the nation of the Rephaim. 35This was during the [foreign] war of Nimrod and Tarshan the [Giant]’s army. Tarshan the [Giant] who later [fought] on Og’s [behalf] in the Hundred Thousand Giant War.
THE BIRTH OF OGIAS
36In our 300th year the panic of [childbirth] seized my wife Lestha after she had become [heavy] with [offspring]. She then bore [me] Ogias the Inheritor after [travailing] through great pain and labor. The [birthing] crippled Lestha. Afterward she was [bedridden] for 10 years.
37I took to [connecting] with [my offspring] Ogias. His breath became my breath. He became a good [prince] in the eyes of the kingdom and all who [surrounded] him. I taught him the ways of Baal of the earth, the [managing] of [my] kingdom, [the ways] of the[giant] lizards, [the ways] of the elephants and rhinoceros, and [the ways] of floating wild beasts.
38I then taught Ogias [the ways] of [connection]. Through battle and through acquaintance he was [connected]. From Baal of the [moon], [sun], [ground or earth] and the [host of the skies], to the animals, creeping things and floating wild beasts Ogias was [connected]. 39With favor, I favored him and with love, I loved him. I entered [covenant] with Ogias, because I loved him as my own soul. I then gave him the skin of Leviathan that I [had] worn for warmth. 40I then gave him [hammered] armor. I trained him with the [Driver and Chaser]. 41Ogias, the son of Og [proved] himself great in war before both Baal and the Rephaim. Because of Ogias’ strong ways of [connection] the [gonteekwa] soon chose him. Ogias then became the herdsman of [beast and lizard] between the groves of sycamore figs.
42When the Hundred Thousand Giant War [began], Ogias the Inheritor was but 75 years old. I, Og taught Ogias well. He was a leader [over] many powerful [Giants] of war. 43Those with the floating beasts, [Drivers and Chasers], and [more]. Is not the tale of the Hundred Thousand [Giant] War as told to Anak the keeper of the Bodies not transcribed in this very book?
THE UNSPOKEN MISTAKE
44In the [fourth] year of drought and frost by night, the false Rephaim and Nephilim priests of Baal of the earth, [moon], sun, and all the host of heaven led the [Giants] to the Unspoken Mistake. 45Queen Lestha was henceforth known through both kingdoms as the last of the [Giant] females.
46We should not have trusted the prophets of Baal whose forecasts and divining became as those who turn the wise backwards and [render] the knowledgeable foolish. I [already] have spoken of their death [judgement].
47In this season the smaller selves were found in both lands. From that time forth, only the smaller self females were [trained] to serve in the temples as priestesses and sorceresses. The proper use of smaller selves were as [slaves], temple [servants] and food for the [Giants]. 48The smaller self men indeed became [food] for the [Giants] and their male [offspring] were indeed [burnt] in sacrifice to Baal of the earth in the hills above the Kingdom of Og.
49Nimrod’s kingdom chose to circumcise the [males] of smaller selves. He allowed the smaller selves to [marry]. He didn’t [sacrifice] their [offspring], as the Rephaim did. Circumcised Nimrod became the [champion] of the smaller selves and their great circumcised hunter.
50My teeth grind and my throat [rumbles] as I tell Anak the [root] of my hatred with hope that the fruit will bear upward.
51In Queen Lestha’s 375th year, [fifty years] after the Unspoken Mistake, Baal of the moon’s sorceresses prophesied that she would be with a Rephaim [Moonchild]. 52Lestha was past the years of [child-bearing] and still [afflicted] by the [wounds] of Ogias the Inheritor’s [birth].
53Lestha [mocked] and ridiculed the [sorceresses] to scorn for the prophecy. She laughed and told them she was past her time of [child-bearing]. 54The priestesses warned Lestha not to mock Baal of the moon.
55“After I am worn and waxed old and my Og is old, too, will we have delight?” She yelled.
56“How am I, the last of the Rephaim females bearing to have a child of the moon?” She mocked.
57In Lestha’s anger, she [removed] herself from the place of worship to her forest, and resided there
until the end of her days.
59The sacrifices continued. The sorceresses then [prophesied], saying “Baal will bring Og’s history forth. The [Moonchild] of Og will be Baal’s Legacy,” and “The Unspoken Mistake has killed it’s thousands and the [Moonchild] will restore tens of thousands.”
59The [Moonchild] was Baal of the moon’s [most fertile] gift to prolong the Rephaim and Nephilim [species]. The [most fertile] gift required [heavy] sacrifice. For seven months, under the moon, the drums were beaten which shook the firmament of the land. 60We slaughtered and sacrificed [innumerable] smaller self [infants] and males in the high places. The [undrunk] blood [rolled] through the [block] [stone] channels to the [lower earth]. 61The burnt offerings of the smaller self [infants] and males [smoldered] and [darkened] the skies.
62For seven months we seared the flesh of the smaller selves for the [Moonchild]. We ate the flesh and drank the blood in the sight of Baal of the moon. We never [doubted]. When the [seventh] month [had passed], 63Lestha had grown heavy with [Moonchild]. She then went into labor, toiling with the [Moonchild] for many days. The sorceresses [flayed] themselves [mightily] before Baal of the moon. Many died. 64On the seventh day, the [Moonchild], the last female Rephaim was born.
65Lestha did not heal and soon turned [stiff]. I, Og laid myself out before Baal of the moon’s altar for two days. On the third day, Lestha died. 66With Queen Lestha’s [death], Baal of the moon’s promise had both [depleted] and [blessed] the Rephaim. 67In mourning Lestha, I celebrated the [Moonchild].
68At this time, Mot spoke through Nimrod’s sorceresses telling them that the suitor for the [Moonchild] was in Nimrod’s kingdom. This was another false prophecy that ended the [species] of [Giants].
69As I, Og, mourned the loss of Lestha, Nimrod and his military leaders traveled and visited the Kingdom of Og to view the [Moonchild]. 70Nimrod the circumcised then spoke to the [Giants] of Og’s Kingdom, and spoke of the prophecy of Mot. Nimrod requested that the [Moonchild] be raised in Mot’s temple in [his] Nephilim Kingdom. 71When Nimrod spoke, the darkness of Baal’s [spirit] and [truth] was in the air. Nimrod [told] us all the [Moonchild’s] purpose [would be] to breed in Mot’s [procreation] harvest. 72I, Og disagreed, and my [military] removed Nimrod and his circumcised military leaders from Og’s kingdom.
73Early in the [Moonchild’s] life, at a time of celebration and feasting, spies made their way to the [Moonchild’s] chambers to steal her away, for the [purposes] of Nimrod. 74When I, Og found the spies, I attacked with great [violence] and destructive [rage]. I did not know that the [Moonchild] was among them while I was in [combat] the [Moonchild] was wounded almost [unto] death.
75In the center hall, the remaining spies stood, and the army of Og stood aside, as I Og attacked with tooth and nail, bare hands and teeth, killing them all with no weapons. 76In my anger, I slew thirty [Giants] with my fists. As I tore and ripped into the [Giants], I learned of their circumcision. 77I learned from their bloody [corpses] that they were from the circumcised kingdom of Nimrod.
78The false prophecy of Mot and the treachery of Nimrod begat the seeds that soon grew to become the Hundred Thousand Giant War.
79For this and more I hate Nimrod with all of the hatred I have in my intact loins. His circumcised offenses against the [Moonchild] and the Kingdom of Og demanded a whole-membered response. 80The tales of how I, Og, got my terrible hands upon Nimrod the circumcised. How I broke him into [glistening] wet [entrails] and [pieces]. How I, Og, allowed my son Ogias to participate in the killing of Nimrod the circumcised. Has that tale not been told to Anak the keeper of the Bodies?