posted on Apr, 21 2004 @ 08:51 PM
I shall provide a translation offered to me of an ancient scroll describing the events that provide you with an answer. i have given you the benefit
of alterations to the original translation to adjust it for modern english.
And in the gilded age of rule, a great treasure of the old Sumerians was discovered and brought as a gift to Babylon. Ten cases hewn of onyx they
were, bright and wonderful to see. Each case was emptied into the large hall before the throne room, and twenty slaves, under guarded supervision,
sifted and sorted it by content and glory. Coral, glass, semi precious stones, gem stone, silver, gold, and fine categories of mysterious metals
unknown to the princes of Babylon. Once this was done each item was logged and recored by nature, plates, cups, necklaces, rings, and weapons. The
trivial trinkets were traded on behalf of the king or given as gifts to minor officials the more valuable of the gold were either stored in the
Babylonian exchequer or, if not well made, melted down into coinage to pay for the growing greatness of the army and the vast royal entourage.
Generations later Hammurabi himself would sift through the chests containing the more valuable items. Picking out, as he did so, gifts for his wives
or visiting guests to his palace and even jewelry to adorn the royal personage itself.
One the day now known as the awakening, Hammurabi came across first one simple ring and then, as if his hand were guided by the gods of Babylon,
another. Confused that such plane rings would be hidden in the case of the most valuable treasure, the great king continued searching to see if there
were more but after an hours fruitless search he gave up and, as the first light of day started to stream through the windows of his palace, he set
himself to examine the two rings that he had found. While the design was simple, the workmanship was magnificent, the gold seemed to be on fire.The
style was ancient and there were mysterious marking, ancient writing he assumed, engraved inside the rings. He would call his scholars after breaking
fast to translate the words for him.
When the scholars told him what the words were and how old they must be to be in that ancient first language, Hammurabi was greatly pleased. These
were Kingly words, he thought, and their ancient provenance was a sign of his divine right to rule. He placed the two rings on his fingers, pleased
and reassured of his destiny. And the great Hammurabi was inspired with the code of law.
the line continues to this day. knowing the power of two. wanting the power of four.