New Discovery! Ancient Genealogical Records of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalena, Brought to American Indian Archives of the Nemenhah abt.600AD. – By Two of The Three Nephites named Nephi and Mathoniah (Lehi), They are Translated Beings…
Volume 6 The Mentinah Archives: The Book of Momet Akekt
4) And while we were met together in council, behold, two men entered into the council lodge and took seats near to the door thereof. And behold, they were men of extraordinary appearance. For, they appeared as one having passed no more than half a man’s life in age,yet in their eyes and their countenance was great wisdom. And the people all shut their mouths and only looked upon the two men.
5) Now, having been called up by the people to be the high priest of Minisourit and of the High Place, it was also my lot to act as Talking Feather of the Great Council. And I also did find myself without words to speak, but only could I look at the two men in wonder, for they were beautiful to behold.
6) At length, when I had regained my presence, I did arise from my place and, having from the Spirit an understanding of who the two men were, I did introduce them, saying:
7) Behold, I ask that the Great Council of Minisourit hear meand give ear to my words. For I perceive that we are greatly blessed this day. Yea, my brothers and sisters, the Lord has blessed us this day, for He has sent His servants even unto us to instruct us. And which of you has not cast your eyes upon the two men who have placed themselves near the door of the lodge? Yea, how many of you have not been struck by the beauty and the dignity of the two men who guard the way of the door today? I have noted them, as I believe all of you have also, and I cannot take my eyes from them. Wherefore, let us greet them properly
and name them before the council, that we may hear their words and their counsel.
8) Yea, I welcome, in the name of all the Nemenhah of Minisourit, two of the traveling ministers of the Lord, even two of they who do not taste of death as we do, but who tarry upon the Lord’s errand until He comes again.
9) And when I said these words, he who sat himself on the right side of the door did rise to his feet and he did ask leave to speak. And when the staff was delivered to him, these are the words which he did speak unto us:
10) Behold, Momet does speak truly. Behold, I am Nephi, even he whom you might call Nephi of Old, upon whom the Lord did place His hand to set me apart from all other men. Yea, Momet has spoken truth and I honor him. For it is because that he is a seer that he could know me and my brother and see us as we really are. Because he does honor his talent and because he does follow the precepts of the Peacemaker in his heart and in his acts, he is to be greatly honored. Lucky are the Nemenhah of Minisourit that they have
one such as Momet to guide them.
11) Behold, I come with my brother Mathoni, who was also called Lehi in days of old, and we travel up to the Nemenhah of the Mountains, even up to the city of Nespelhem. There we will see again our brother Timothy and embrace him. But we do pass through this region and cannot do so without sitting down with the Nemenhah to counsel with them wherever we find them.
12) And we have traveled many weeks upon the land and many weeks upon the sea. Yea, and even in this land have we traveled many weeks to obtain your presence. Wherefore, forgive us our strange apparel and our road-worn appearance, for it is almost a year since we began our journey.
13) Nevertheless, we bring you greetings from the People of the Lord who do dwell in diverse places upon the earth. But more specifically, we do bring you greetingsfrom the settlements of His servants in the place whereunto He did guide His own near kinsmen. For behold, they are established in a fair land far to the west of the Land of Jerusalem of your fathers, but a troubled land and one full of sorrows. And behold, we bring unto you tokens of their good will toward you.
14) And when he had spoken these words, Nephi took up a bundle and opened it before the council. And in the bundle were found a little scroll and a work of molten metal graven in the shape of a tree with crossed branches. And Nephi held up the roll of fine velum and spoke these words:
15) Behold, upon this record the People of the Lord in the place known to them as Galium have written the count of their people and of their generations. And behold, they wish you to have this long count, that their names may be known among you and that they mightbe remembered of you. For they are guided by the Spirit in many things and some of their principal men and women know of your doing and would have you to know of theirs.
16) And when he had said these things, he did open up the velum and he did begin to read the words that had been written upon it. And these are the words of the velum:
17) Unto whomsoever this writing may come, I bring you greetings. I am Batildah, the wife of Clovis. We have made the acquaintance of two wise men who travel through our country in order to return again unto their own to make reunion with their brother. Now, we have found these men quite peculiar and, though their tale is distrusted by most, and even my husband knows not whether to trust it, nevertheless, I believe it. For this cause I have requested of them that they carry this surety of us. And I have written it in my
own hand and I hope that you will accept it with good intention.
18) For they have informed me that you have a custom and a belief in one whom you call the Peacemaker and that this same is the Jesus Christ whom we revere also. And we never thought to discover that the people of the Far Orient should have beliefs in common with us. We have heard of the existence of exotic peoples far away across the ocean, but we never thought to be connected with themin any way. Believe me when I tell you that the notion is very agreeable and most intriguing. Behold, we do also believe in the same Lord and, therefore, I am assured in my heart that, because of your belief in my Lord, I must call you brother and sister. Therefore, please accept my greetings.
19) I must give you my witness and most solemn testimony that this same man whom you call the Peacemaker is He whom we call Father. For He is our own ancestor and we descend from His children. Of a surety, I would that you should know of my own hand and believe that He whomwe call Lord is this same Peacemaker who made Himself known to your ancestors. And these are the patents which I hope that you will hold to be true, for so do I, most solemnly.
20) I am Batilde, the daughter of Sigebert, who was king of Austrasia, and Immachilde, his wife. And My father was the son of Dagobert who was king of Austrasia, and Raintrude, his first wife. My sons are Childeric and Theuderic, the sons of Clovis.
21) And Clovis is the son of Dagobert, who was king of Austrasia and Nanthilde, his second wife. And Dagobert was the son of Lothar. And Lothar was the son of Chilperic. And Chilperic was the son of Lothar. And Lothar was the son of Clovis. And Clovis was the son of Childeric. And Childeric was the son of Meroveus. And Meroveus was the son of Clodion. And Clodion was the son of Faramund. And Faramund was the son of Frotmund. And Frotmund was the son of Anfortas, who was also called Boaz. And Anfortas was the son of Frimutel. And Frimutel was the son of Titurel. And Titurel was the son of Manael. And Manael was the son of Catheloys, who was also called Castellors. And Catheloys was the
son of Aminadab. And Aminadab was the son of Josue. And Josue was the son of Josephes. And Josephes was the son of Jesus the Christ and Mary Magdalena, His wife.
22) And this same Aminadab who was son of Josue, was the husband of Eurgen. And Eurgen was the daughter of Lleiffer Mawr, who was also called Lucius. And Lleiffer Mawr was the son of Coel. And Coel was the son of Marius and Penardun, his wife. And Penardun was the daughter of Bron, who was also called Bran, and Anna, who was also called Enygeus, his wife. And Anna was the daughter of James, who was called Joses ha Rama Theo, the brother of Jesus the King of Jerusalem.
23) We worship this same Jesus, for He is the King of Kings. But we also know that He was a man and lived among men. We believe all that our grandmothers have taught us concerning this same Jesus, that He was born of Joseph of the House of Judah and of Mary, a daughter of Jesse. Jesus was a man most holy. And He did take up that covenant which was made before the world was and was wounded for all our sins. And He did give up his life and the ghost on a cross in Jerusalem. And His body was placed in a tomb, and we know this because it was, Magdalena, our mother, who prepared His dead frame and placed Him
in the tomb of His kinsman. And a great stone was rolled to stop the door of the tomb. And He arose from the tomb, but not as Lazarus His kinsman rose up from out of the tomb, but He did resurrect a perfect man. And in this has He fulfilled the covenant which He made with His Father to bring about the resurrection of all of the family of God.
24) Now, these wise men of whom I have written, and of whom you must know if you are reading this epistle and if you are considering these patents, they have told us that you and your ancestors did come out of Jerusalem when that city was sacked anciently and all its inhabitants were carried off into bondage and slavery. Then it is good to know that we are of one house and one God. Therefore, do you please accept our greetings and our hope that some day our peoples may once again be brought together if it be the will of the Lord.
25) And I have caused Nephi to write these things in your own tongue, that you may read it without aid of interpreter, and I end my epistle in all hope that we may continue in good friendship and that perhaps with time our peoples might know of each other and have concourse one with another.
1) Now when Nephi had finished reading the Epistle of Batilde, we were astonished. Yea, every ear gave heed to the words Nephi read and every eye was upon him. For, although our faith in the Peacemaker is very strong, yet never had we supposed that He had family. And that we should receive greetings from one who descended out of our great Head, was out of measure unlooked for. Wherefore, the Council deliberated long about what words of the epistle that we would send in return to the people of Batilde, for we too wished well for them and that we might one day know more of each other. And these are the words of the Epistle we requested of Nephi that he might carry back with him when he returned into his
2) Behold, we are the Nemenhah of Minisourit, even theywho inhabit the forest country on the western bank of the river which is called Misisip by us and which you will know if you do come into our country because it is very great and its floods do flow from the farthest reaches of the north and they do empty into the great gulf which divides the Land Northward from the Land Southward. Yea, you will know us because our people inhabit the forests even from the Misisip to the beginning of the great treeless plains. We of Minisourit do salute you with upraised hands.
3) And this same Nephi has delivered unto us your greetings, wherefore, you may no longer distrust his words. But do not distrust your insight that he and his companion are wise men, for so deem we them also and they shall ever have place in our councils wheneverthey might sojourn in our country, so much do we esteem their understanding.
4) Behold, we do thank you for the patent which you have transmitted unto us through your messenger, even Nephi. And it does bring us much joy to know that the one we call Peacemaker, even the Lord, was not fatherless and had not posterity. Yea, it fills us with great joy that He who took us all unto His bosom and became Father and God unto us, does also give us brothers and sisters in a far away land. Behold, He did tell us of a people who would come into our land that He might do a great work among them, and that
some of them would be grafted into our vine. Wherefore, we do live with the hope that His own blood also might be mingled with ours and that His fathers might also become our fathers. Then shall the fulfilling of the Gentiles be complete and the fullness of times shall begin.
5) Behold, we shall watch for your coming into our land and, although we know that our own people shall dwindle and become a hiss and a byword before the might of the Gentiles who shall come and take our land as their own, yet are we satisfied in all else that our Lord has taught us concerning those days. For we know that, when the times of the Gentiles shall be complete, He shall restore unto a little flock which shall be of our blood and of yours, all that was once had in times past. Then shall our families be united with yours and we shall be one people, Zion.
6) And we did not desire that our epistle be too great thatwe desired of Nephi to take back with him when he returned, for we knew that his journey might be long and that a generation might pass away ere he return again to the place of Batilde’s habitation. Wherefore, we did not encumber him with a great epistle. But we desired that she know of us and that our hopewas that our people might some day have great concourse one with another.
7) But Nephi informed us that the Gentiles from whence he came had dwindled much in their manner of living and that they had not the ability anymore to travel as they once had. Yea, they built no more ships that could ply the great oceans but were settled in lands that were difficult to keep safe and all their efforts were in securing the land from their enemies.
8) And now, when Nephi had finished, he did sit down again at the door and Mathoni did rise to address us. And when the staff was delivered up unto him, he did open his mouth, and these are the words of his
address: Mathoni’s Words In the up coming Blog on zionspath.com
This is amazing to me, and my family to discover our genealogy line back to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Wife Mary Magdalena…They are my 57th Great Grand Parents…This is another testimony of the truth of the Nemenhah Records….and the prophecies contained in the Mentinah Archives…and of the Gentiles, some of whom are the Lords Seed coming to America and mixing with the House of Lehi here in the promised Land of Zion…They will become one people in the future, when the Lord brings again His Zion a New Jerusalem on the North American Continent.
The Merovingian Dynasty
According to the seventh century chronicler Fredegar, the wife of semi-legendary King Clodio had an encounter with a legendary sea creature known as a Quinotaur. From this encounter came the ruler Merovich after whom the Merovingians were named. The son of Merovich was said to be Childeric, and his son was Clovis I (465 – 511).
The details of the lives and deeds as well as the actual relationship between Chlodio, Merovich and Childeric are shrouded in myth and legend. However these Salic chieftains were related, they were certainly part of the leading family of the Salian Franks. They were distinguished, like other Germanic aristocratic families by the fashion of allowing their hair (and sometimes beards as well) to grow long, and they became known as “the long haired kings”.
Also known as “the Sorcerer Kings”, the Merovingians are said to have possessed supernatural powers including the abilities to cure illness simply by touching the afflicted and to tame wild animals.
For further details of these early rulers, please click on The Merovingians.
Clovis I was the first important ruler of the Merovingian Dynasty and is considered the founder of the French State. He became Chieftain of the Salian Franks in 481. In 486, he defeated the last great Roman army in Gaul and went on to defeat many minor princes, kings and tribal chieftains to form the first Frankish Kingdom. Clovis I married in 493 to Clotilda (475 – 545), later St. Clotilda, daughter of Childperic, King of the Burgundians.
left: Clovis I (465 – 511),
King of Franks from 481 to 511
right: St. Clotilda (475 – 545),
married Clovis I in 493
The Merovingian Kings
The Frankish Kingdom was split up among Clovis’ sons, and was temporarily united several times during the next two centuries when a single heir survived; notably during the reigns of Clothaire I, Clothaire II, Dagobert I and Clovis II
558 – 561 Clothaire II
623 – 629 Dagobert I
629 – 638 Clovis II
638 – 657
For further details of these kings and their kingdoms, please click on The Merovingians.
Life in the Sixth Century
Germanic tribesmen living close to the North Sea tended to have fairly large timber houses supported by four rows of posts that divided the house into three rooms. The family lived in the center room, while a smaller room on one side was used for storage and a larger room on the other side was used to house the animals whose body heat helped warm the living quarters. From this arrangement comes the story that “the people lived in the barn” or that “the cattle lived in the house.”
Further inland, people tended to inhabit dwellings that were supported by upright posts but without interior supports. These dwellings varied in size from 20 feet X 12 feet up to perhaps 25 feet square. Long, narrow buildings about 12 feet X 25 feet housed the cattle while smaller structures 12 feet square were used for storage. Some of these smaller storage buildings were partially underground.
The main crops were barley, wheat, oats, peas and beans. Crop rotation was practiced, and fields were improved by adding limestone and manure. Depleted soil was abandoned and new land brought into use using the slash and burn technique. Simple scratch ploughs pulled by oxen were most common, and they didn’t actually turn the soil. Grain was left attached to the hay and was roasted slightly to preserve it. Grain was separated from the hay as needed and ground using simple hand grindstones. Once ground, flour was used to prepare porridge and flat bread. Grain was also used to make beer.
Cattle were very important and were an indicator of wealth. Pigs, sheep, goats, horses, chickens and geese were also kept. Every portion of the animals was used either for food or for the production of clothing, shelter and utensils. Wild animals were hunted and killed for sport and to eliminate nuisance animals. Wild animals are thought to have made up less than 5% of the total animals used.
Iron was produced using small, crude but effective charcoal furnaces made of earth. These ovens held about a liter of ore, and only 200 grams of iron could be made at a time from the very best ore. This iron was worked into very high quality steel, far superior to the equipment of the Roman troops. However, the Germanic tribes were iron poor, and weapons such as long swords were rare.
Each individual household was dominated by the father who held authority over all the members. A number of households, sometimes as many as fifty, were grouped into a family clan-like organization. A number of clans formed a tribe which was sometimes overseen by a “king” who was really a tribal chieftain. The “king” was usually chosen from one family that was most closely identified with the ethnic, cultural and historical traditions of the tribe – that is, from a “royal family.” Some tribes had several kings, one to preside over meetings, one for religious ceremonies and one for military command. Other tribes didn’t have a king at all.
In order to survive and prosper, a tribe had become almost completely militarized; that is, the tribe had to become an army. This is what appears to have happened with the Salian Franks whose Merovingian Kings dominated the region from the fifth century onwards.
. . . from Patrick J. Geary: Before France and Germany, Oxford University Press, 1988
The Decline of the Merovingian Kings
From the middle of the seventh century on, their power declined and the real authority rested to an ever increasing extent with the Mayors of the Palace. The king became a figurehead distinguished by his beard, long hair, crown and throne. When King Theuderic IV died in 737, he was not replaced. Charles Martel ruled instead as Mayor of the Palace. Charles Martel died in 741 and was succeeded by his sons Pépin the Short and Carloman. The brothers Pépin and Carloman instituted another king, Childeric III in 743, largely to ease the concern of other Frankish leaders about their growing power. Carloman withdrew from politics in 747 and retired to the monastery of Monte Casino. In 751, Childeric III also wisely decided to retire to a monastery and Pépin the Short had himself proclaimed king in November 751, thus officially ending the Merovingian Dynasty.
left: Childeric III,
the last Merovingian King
right: Pépin I the Short,
the first Carolingian King
Having displaced the Merovingians, it was in the interests of the Carolingian Kings to depict their predecessors as useless anachronisms. Hence, the earlier Merovingians were depicted as evil and brutal tyrants while later Merovingians were propagandized as lazy and simple incompetents. If a Merovingian could be deposed and sent to a monastery, and a new king consecrated in his place, so too could a Carolingian. Less than a century later, Louis the Pious was temporarily displaced; and by the tenth century, the Carolingians were replaced altogether by the Capetian Kings.
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Click on The Merovingians for a more detailed descent of the Merovingian Kings.
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This summary was written in July 2006 by Robert Sewell using sources including the following:
World Book Millenium 2000 Deluxe Edition, © 1999 World Book Inc., © IBM Corp.
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopædia 99, © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation
Norman F. Cantor (ed.) The Encyclopædia of the Middle Ages, New York, 1999
Barnes and Judson: History Atlas of Europe, Macmillan Inc., New York, 1998
Berhard Grun, The Timetables of History, New York, 1991
Patrick J. Geary: Before France and Germany, Oxford University Press, 1988
George Andrews Moriarty: The Plantagenet Ancestry of King Edward III and Queen Philippa,
Mormon Pioneer Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1985.
The Pictorial Encyclopædia, New York, 1954The Book of History (18 Volumes), London, 1914
Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe, http://www.euratlas.com
The Kings of France, http://www.beyond.fr/history/kings.html
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