A TRUE STORY!
By G.M. Matheny
Our Quest took us to the Library of Congress, to Egypt, twice to Oxford, three times to London. And when we were done, we found what “the father of modern archaeology” was unable to find:
Stones that were used as a prophetic sign of judgment.
That King Nebuchadnezzar's throne sat over, “set his throne upon these stones.”
That the prophet Jeremiah held “Take great stones in thine hand.”
That God buried “These stones that I have hid.” And as to these stones, the word “great" does not refer to size, for they were held in one hand “Take great stones in thine hand” yet they were called great!
What others are saying about “GREAT STONES”
Keith Bassham, editor of a Christian magazine said, “Garry is a missionary whose archaeology and history sleuthing has resulted in a book that reminds me of a Dan Brown novel—except Garry’s story is true. I won’t be a spoiler, but the“great stones” buried by Jeremiah have a lot of twists and turns. If you love museums, history, and armchair archaeology, this book is for you. I could hardly put it down.”
Bonnie, mother of two, “This a different type of book I usually don't read, but the material and the literary style kept my interest up to the point I could not put it down…[the]…intensity to unravel the clues and facts along the way…keeps you on the edge of each page until the end. Great Read, I highly recommend not only to historians, but those who love a good intriguing non-fiction mystery.”
Evangelist Mike Gass. “Impressive! You need to publish your findings. The book has a lot of good features including intrigue.”
Author Otis Ledbetter. “Your research and due diligence is breathtaking. I enjoyed reading your manuscript. It kept me connected and looking forward.”
MYSTERIES TO SOLVE
Why could not Sir Flinders Petrie, “The Father of Modern Archaeology”, find the “great stones” that were buried by the prophet Jeremiah? He said that he found the palace of Pharaoh and the bricked area where the great stones were buried, but he came up empty-handed.
Why would the small city of Tell Defenneh (which the archaeologists believe is Tahpanhes) have two Greek names? The only other city in Egypt with two Greek names was the large city of Thebes, being also called Diospolis.
Why has the Egyptian-named city of Tahpanhes never been found in Egyptian hieroglyphics? Names of other Egyptian cities that the Bible mentions have been found, yet none of them are named more in the Bible than the city of Tahpanhes. And if the name was intentionally removed, what would be the motive?
Why would anyone bury something of value right in front of the entrance to Pharaoh’s palace? Jeremiah buried great stones in the city of Tahpanhes, but does the word “great” mean large, important, or valuable? The stones were small enough to fit in one hand - “Take great stones in thine hand....” (Jeremiah 43:9)
Why would the Egyptians name a city, a very large city, after someone from another country?
This book covers the Egyptian place names found in the Bible of Tahpanhes, Noph, Multitude of No, as well as other Egyptian cities, and the scholars have them in the wrong place.
“GREAT STONES” can be read online at = http://www.truechristianshortstoriesfreebygmmatheny.com/chapters-1-5.html
VIDEO (2 MIN.) = http://www.videosurf.com/evideo/2_W4Gd5cyb3a4?src=no_rf_yt (The stones that were discovered were not ordinary stones and not the ones shown in this video. This book was originally released under the title ‘The Quest For The Great Stones’, but updated with pictures added.)