What you are saying makes perfectly good sense. You are right: I cannot read old Frisian. In fact, I have difficulty in reading Dutch. I have also not yet read Jensma's "Masked God" but this is not because I chose to ignore it. I simply have not had the time yet.
I am in no position to argue with linguists and if they say the language in the manuscript under discussion is too modern, I also accept that. We are, however, still talking about a single manuscript which may or may not have been transcribed several times in it's past.
The point I am trying to make is that the OLB mentions numerous facts and dates that were not known in the 19th century. How do you explain that?
Not everybody in the Netherlands accept that the OLB is a forgery. On his Website, "Earth's Ancient History (http://www.earth-his.../oera-intro.htm) LC Geerts has the following to say:
1. "The authenticity of the Oera Linda Book has not been proved nor disproved"
2. "Against the prevailing opinion of Historians, there are many reasons to believe that "The Oera Linda Book" is one of the most important books about European history from about 3000 BC to at least to about 500 BC."
3. The time has come that we accept these stories as fact and not struggle with each other about little details. When we do so we can search together and someday we will find evidence of Ancient History."
As for the Thera eruption: I mentioned the Krakatoa eruption merely to demonstrate what could be an example of what happened to the Sanorini Islands when Thera exploded in the 16th century BC. You will recall that the shockwave from Krakatoa circled the earth 7 times in 5 days and earth's climate was affected for 5 years afterwards. The shockwave on its own would have created strong atmospheric disturbances and, most likely, strong winds. Thera's eruption is described as possibly the biggest eruption in 20 000 years. A VEI of between 6 and 7 is bound also to create subsequent or "symphathetic" seismic events such as tremors and earthquakes. Depending on the nature or mode of the eruption, the seismic shock could have been well in excess of 8 on the Richter scale. In fact, there is reason to speculate that the explosion was so large that it heralded in the "Greek Dark Ages".
You mentioned the underwater earthquake of 2004 which create the Tsunami that killed some 200 000 people. Sympathetic earthquakes in this case occured as far away as Iceland - on the other side of the world.
I did mention before that the tsunami from Thera may not have reached the Netherlands, but they would nevertheless have experienced very rough seas. I still believe that is more than likely.
Have I left anything out?
You post a link to the site of Geerts about the Oera Linda Book, but I already did that in a former post...
You say : "The point I am trying to make is that the OLB mentions numerous facts and dates that were not known in the 19th century."
And I think you are wrong: much was already known, but not in as much detail as we know now. And then again, a lot depends on the accuracy of the translation. I didn't read Jensma's translation of the OLB, but he's convinced many errors were made in the 19th century. So, if it appears the most recent translation is quite different from the one by Ottema, then lots of those 'historical data' won't show up.
No doubt the Thera eruption will have had a great effect on the weather pattern, much like the Krakatoa eruption had on the global weather pattern.
I have looked into to effects the Krakatoa erupton had on the global weather pattern, but aside from darkness, rain, snow, colored sunsets, drop in global temperature, no winds nor high seas at a distance of 4000 kilometers or more (like the distance from Thera to the North Sea), as you are suggesting might have happened in the North Sea when Thera exploded.
To continue with the December 2004 tsunami after the giant under sea earth quake: no high seas, no storm in Japan, even with those aftershocks and sympethatic earthquakes.
Something else: can you explain to me why the script as used in the OLB is found nowhere else?
If the Frisian/Freya empire ranged from England to Poland, from Scandinavia to Spain, then why do we only find runes or Fenician script (and many other scripts similar to Fenician) all over this area, from that period?
Earlier I gave you an example of a really old Frisian text; it's made with runes, not with OLB script.
Even the translated sentence didn't come close to the language as used in the OLB.
Edited by Abramelin, 06 July 2010 - 01:13 PM.