Hi Brother, I read your article with interest. You know, the ancient Sumerians, Egyptians and Chinese characters, are all hieroglyphics in their origin, consisting of simple drawing. And all three of them used the same symbol for "sun", which is a circle with a dot in the middle. The Sumerian and Egyptian writings are obselete now, while the Chinese writing is still in use although it has been modified and modernized. But you can still trace the original pictures behind it. The word "sun" in the Chinese writing has been simplified to a retangle with a dash in the middle of it replacing the dot:
日, while the word moon is written like this : indicating a crescent moon with two strikes in the middle indicating clouds: 月. There are 242 to 254 basic characters in the Chinese writing, called the radicals, and most of them tell the same story of the origin of man through to the building of the tower of Babel and dispersion of nations, just as it is written in the book of Genesis chapter 1 to 11.
Here is a summary of my booklet: Chinese Characters Confirm Christian Belief in Bible Creation
Shangdi(God)上帝(上=above; 帝= king/emperor)God is the king of all kings. In the oracle bones inscriptions the word “di” 帝= a picture of 3 triangles mounted on a pole which base is branching out like a three pronged fork or stem of a tree with three roots. In Mandarin a triangle or square, or half circle means “ a person”.
2. ling(spirit/ghost) 靈 (= rain 雨 + 3 mouths 口口口+ magician/wizard 巫.) An exact description of the Holy Spirit as it is found in the Bible: it is like the early and later rain, it consists of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, they work like 'wizards or magicians': they created all things by speaking or commanding them into existence. (Genesis 1 ; Psalms 33:6,9)
3. zao(to create)造 (breath ) + earth 土 + mouth 口+ walking/moving 走 (abbreviated). Isn’t that how God created Adam according to the Bible? God put “breath of life” into the lump of “earth”, using His “mouth”, of course, and it became a “moving or walking”(living) being, called Adam! Genesis 2:7: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and “breathed” into his nostrils “the breath of life”; and man became a “living being”.)
4. yuan(garden)園 (Borders/frame 口+earth 土 + mouth 口+ 2 persons 从, the second coming out of the first person’s side.(Genesis 2:8,21,22) “the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place……Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man he made into a woman, and he brought her to the man.)
5. jin(prohibit)禁 (two trees 林 + God示) (Genesis 2:9, 16, 17) And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil…..And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat the fruit of it you shall surely die.” So the first “prohibition” was given by “God” concerning the “two trees” that grew in the midst of the garden of Eden.
6. mogui(tempting devil)魔鬼 (魔=hiding 广 + two trees 林 + life ) + garden 田 + son 儿 + secret 私– = tempting/tempter.)(鬼 this word, “gui”, which means “devil” is the noun or “person/being”, who does the tempting, so he is something which came to “life” ) or “animated” (a snake which acted as a human being), it was in the “garden” 田 which has a river branching into four directions in the form of a cross in the midst of it; that being spoke just like a “son” 儿, or Adam, and he whispered “a secret”, privately to the woman he tempted.)
7. lan(covet)婪 – (two trees 林, under which “a woman” 女 first “coveted”, wanting something she was prohibited to eat, when there were thousands of other trees bearing good fruits that she can eat from.)
8. fa(punishment)罰 four四+ words 言+ sword/knife 刀. The first capital punishment, or death penalty, was the result of believing the four words spoken by the tempting devil: 1. you shall not surely die; 2. your eyes will be opened; 3. you shall be like God; 4. you will be full of knowledge of good and evil.
9.kuchu(pain,sorrow)苦 楚 the word “ku” 苦consists of “weeds” + “ten” + “mouth”, and in the most ancient writing, the drawing is of a pair of hands (ten fingers) holding a piece of fruit in the form of a pear, and putting it into an open mouth, in the form of a half circle. The word “chu” is the drawing of “two trees” and a woman reaching out with her hand towards one of the trees. Isn’t that what happened in the Garden of Eden, the first woman, reached out with her hands, pluck the forbidden fruit, put it in her mouth, and then trouble started, weeds cam, pain, and sorrow as part of her punishments?–
10.luo(naked) 裸 The word naked (“luo”), consists of “clothing/garment” which is “a lid” or “covering” above a pair of “persons/man”, and next to it is the component for “fruit” or “guo”, which is a “garden” on top of a “tree”. In other words, “clothing/garment” was first introduced because of “the fruit” in the “garden of Eden”, or the forbidden fruit eaten by the first couple, to cover their “nakedness”.
11. lai(come,come here)來 The word “lai”(come)is a drawing of a tree and two small persons standing behind it in the distance, very aptly describing the condition of Adam and Eve who hid behind the tree or bush, hiding from God after their transgression, and how God called them out and gave them the garment He made out of animal skin. (Genesis 3:6-10, 21)
12. yi(righteousness)義 Righteousness is 羊(“lamb”)+我(“I/me”). 我(“I/me”)= 手 (“hand”) 戈(“spear”) In other words: Righteousness is when the “Lamb of God” covers “me”. And ,” I/me” is the one who holds a “spear” in my “hand” to kill that sacrificial Lamb!
13. xi(sacrificial animal, sacrifice, victim)羲 This is the modern character, the ancient one has a cow/bull on the left side. Thus a sacrificial animal is “a bull”, or a “lamb/goat”, “without blemish/spotless” which must be slaughtered using a “spear” usually. What is the “sacrifice” for? Nobody can explain this until we come to the Bible which says: “a bull” or “a lamb” “without blemish” should be “slaughtered/killed” as a sin offering.” (Leviticus 1:1-10)
14. jingji(thorns and thistles)荊 棘 “weeds”+ “two rebels” + “sword/knife”; “two trees”, barred with “fences/enclosure”. Because of the transgression of Adam and Eve, God cursed the ground and it grows weeds, thorns and thistles. Then the entrance to the Garden of Eden where there are “two trees: the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil” were barred, or fenced, so that they cannot approach it again.
15. yuan(distant,far away)遠 This word is pronounced the same way as the word “garden” 園. The only difference in writing it is in the absence of the borders or enclosures, and the meaning now is “distant or far away.” After their transgression, Adam and Eve were driven away, from the garden of Eden.
16.xiong(elder brother)兄 An elder brother is a “son” 儿 who carried a “mouth” 口 above his head, indicating that he is a “spokesman” for his siblings.
17. xiong(cruel,violent,murder)凶 凶
(in older dictionaries The word “cruel, violent, or murder/murderer,” is pronounced the same as “elder brother”, (xiong) but written with the “mouth” open/broken at the top, with two swords in the form of a cross inside it, and in the older dictionaries, it is combined with the component “son” 儿 underneath carrying the “broken mouth with the swords” on his head, obviously indicating that the “first elder brother” has become the “first murderer”, instead of guardian or spokesman for his younger brother.
18. hong(flood)洪 The word “flood”(hong) in Chinese consistst of “three dots of water”(san dian shui), which is a drawing of two dots plus the third one which is elongated and written upward from the bottom to the top. Water going up from the ground? (Well, that’s what the Bible described what happened during the flood: (Genesis 7:11) “In the sixth hundred year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.” Next to the component for water, is the component for “two number tens”, in the most ancient writings of the Chinese characters, the Oracle Bones(Jia Gu Wen), the picture is of four hands with its twenty fingers, rising above a circle of water, obviously indicating hands of drowning people in the flood, and underneath the circle of water is the number “8”. Isn’t that not a very clever narration of how the terrible flood happened and how all the people of the earth were drowned except the “eight” people in the ark?
19. shui(water)水 Now notice the other character for water (shui). It is drawn by making a line starting from the top, straight down to the bottom and then bended sharply at the bottom changing the direction of the line upward. Next is a line from the left side which come the center and then bended sharply toward the bottom left. The last part is a line from the upper left and where it hits the center it was bended or diverted to the bottom right hand corner. This is another apt description of the terrible effect of the water which burst up from the ground and falling from heaven and be scattered to all direction.
20. chuan(boat,ship)船 The word “boat or ship” is a simple drawing of a sailboat with two passengers and on the right is number “8” and “mouth” indicating that the first “ship”(ark) was a vessel which carried 8 passengers!
21. yan(hand down,continue)沿 The word “hand down” or “continue” is again a dramatic description of the “flood” as waters from heaven are joined by the water bursting from the fountains underground. Next to it is the number “8” and “mouth”, in other words, the “continuation” of the human race was done by the 8 members of Noah’s family, to whom God “handed down” the sacred duty of “repopulating” the earth!
22. gong(public,common to all)公 The word “public or common to all” is written with the number “8” above the component for “secret, private, certain person”. If we put two of that side by side it is pronounced公公“gong-gong” which means “paternal grandfather”. Isn’t Noah our paternal great-great-great grandfather, since we are all descendants of one of his three sons, Shem, Ham and Japhet? So Noah is our common ancestor!
23. kong(vacant or leave vacant) 空 The word “vacant/leave vacant” consists of a “roof” + “8” + “work”.
“Roof” + “8” in the older dictionary was given the meaning “cave”. “Cave” is a dwelling place of the “8” common ancestors of the human race. Of course, after they came out of the ark, it would be logical to think that they dwell in caves left behind by the flood to protect them from the sun and rain and wild animals. And when they go to work to till the land of collect food, the dwelling place became “vacant” or “left vacant”!
24. fen(to divide)分 “eight” plus “knife” means “to divide”. Why is the number “8” so significant in the word “to divide”? Because the first dividing of property would have been done by the eight people as they came out of the ark to be scattered upon all the earth to repopulate it. Each of the four families get a portion of the property taken out of the ark to settle upon the earth.
25. dui(to exchange, barter)兌 The word “dui” means “to exchange or barter”. Can’t you imagine how the eight members of the original family started to barter or exchange things that they need among each other. The word consists of “8” + “elder brother”, so this shows how Noah apparently appointed the eldest son,
Shem, to be the “spokesman” and decide the bartering of their property.
26. shuo(speak)說And the word “speak” in Chinese further show the significant of the number “8”, which obviously mean, that from that time forward, whenever there is a meeting of the members of the original family, the eldest son, Shem acted as the “spokesman” or chairman of the family conference.
27. ta(tower)塔 Now noticed the word “tower”, which is a very close description to the drama of the building of the tower of Babel. It consists of the components: “earth” + “weeds” (result of rebellion) + “unite” (people come together in one mouth”. (Genesis 11:1-4) “Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had brick for stone and they had asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens..”
28. luan(confusion)亂(乱)In connection with that, examine the word “confusion”(luan). It consists of “claw/hand” indicating power, + “self”(selfishness/thinking of self in rebellion to God’s command to scatter on the surface of the earth?) + “cut/frame/operation” + “secret/privacy” +“hand”. The building of the tower of Babel is led by Nimrod, who became the powerful leader, done in self-thinking and self-promotion/exaltation contrary to God’s will, they agreed on a plan or secret plan in privacy, which act they eventually cut themselves from God and from each other, as they were forced to separate from each other due to the confusion of languages.
The next character beside it is actually a “half part” of the word “er”, meaning “son/child/children”, which obviously mean, that they stop being considered as obedient children of God due to their rebellion. The modern character for “luan” or confusion is “tongue” plus “child/son” halved or cut in the middle. Isn’t that very impressive, confusion happened at the tower of Babel, when God confused their “tongues” and they became rebellious or disobedient children and thus cut off or separated from each other? Notice further that the word “tongue” is actually a combination of “thousand” and “mouth”, the mouth can utter a thousand tongues!
29. qian(to move, to migrate)遷(迁)To top the evidences that the ancient Chinese ancestors knew the story of the origin of men down to the scattering of nations at the tower of Babel, let us examine the word “to migrate” or “qian”(pronounced chyen). It consists of the components: “west”+“great/big”+ “seal” + “moving/walking”. It is very easy to see that the first “great migration” according to the Chinese view happened once to their “west”, where the fate of the world population was “sealed” as they scattered all over the surface of the earth, and when they ancestors started to “moved/walk/marched” thousands of miles to the far east!
Now let’s see the story in its complete narration compared to what the Bible says:
The Great God of heaven, The King Above all kings, (Shang Di) 上帝 or El Shaddai, The Trinity, who is "Spirit"(ling)靈 , "created" 造(zao) Adam from the “earth”, breathed the “breath of life”, using His “mouth”, of course, and put him in the “garden”(yuan)園 of Eden, where he created “another human being (Eve)” “by operating” him and taking a rib from him (putting in His hand into the incision and taking another human being) to form Eve, who then became “one flesh”(rou) 肉 with Adam, to rule on earth as “king”.(wang)王
There was “happiness”(fu)福 in the “garden/field/farm”(tian)when “one man walked with God. But Satan(mogui)魔鬼 tempted them with four words (fa)罰 which resulted in their being “naked”(luo)裸 and “punished” by being driven out "far away" 遠 from the Garden.
Later man became wicked and “cruel” that the first “brother”(xiong)兄 , "killed or murdered violently"(xiong) 凶his own younger brother. When men’s wickedness soared to its summit, God send a “flood”(hong) 洪to destroy them, but preserved the family of Noah, consisting of "8 souls in the first boat" (ark) (chuan) 船 while the rest perished in their watery grave.
Finally their descendants decided to rebel against God by building a tower(ta) 塔 in Babel but God confused(luan) 乱 their language or "tongue" into a thousand kinds and caused them to be dispersed on the face of the earth. The Chinese people migrated to the Far East, awaiting for the Messiah, who is the Holy Man from heaven, Creator of the Universe and the King of kings (Yesu or Jesus) whose “ears are always open to our prayers”(Ye) 耶 and He ”provides us with our daily food- fish plus wheat or rice”(Su) 穌.
God bless you.
Nice topic, I read quite a bit on it myself, it seems all nations had the knowledge of the true God at one point.
God bless you all brothers!