Kermanshah Province

I’ve just heard the news of a severe earthquake in the Kermanshah province. A horrific 7.3 on the borders of Iraq and Iran. The news states that over 400 people have died in Sarpol Zahab, Ghasr Sharon and nearby villages. And although the earthquake occurred about 200km away from the city Kermanshah, I have friends who live there who felt its intensity. Fortunately my Iranian companions are safe, having not suffered any mortalities within their immediate friends and family. Nevertheless how tragic for the people of this beautiful historic region.


The province of Kermanshah has such a rich heritage as it was once the main route from Babylonia into Persia, where the area also celebrates the Behistun Inscription: a monumental effigy carved into the mountainside written in the three mainstream languages of the day (Persian, Elamite and neo-Babylonian). This accomplishment was authored by King Darius himself, desiring to record a significant part of history with regard to an Armageddon that occurred within the Persian Empire. From 529BC to 522BC, the assembled wars were so destructive to the kingdom, that King Darius felt it important for mankind to not forget this tragic account.


The following pic of the Behistun Inscription shows King Darius having his foot on a conquered Guamata (a Pirate King who rose up against the Empire)… together with the nine rebelling vassal nations (these are also conquered Kings with their hands tied and nooses around their necks).


Additionally, the Behistun Inscription is one of two remaining non-biblical resources that has assisted towards solving the riddle of the famous Seventy Weeks prophecy (please refer to the “My Book” tab for details)… and so the following pics in this blog are of me at the Behistun Inscription while filming the Seventy Weeks documentary within the Kermanshah province (please refer to the Daniel 9 Prophecy tab).  And for those wanting to know why I’m kissing the Behistun Inscription? Well, you’ll just have to ask me personally ;-)

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