On the edge of the Isleta Indian Reservation in the foothills of New Mexico lies the Decalogue Stone, a giant boulder inscribed with the Ten Commandments in Phoenician Hebrew characters. The Indians, Spanish and Americans knew of its existence, and the nearby Crypto-Jewish community of Los Quelites venerated it, building a secret altar that the Spanish Inquisition smashed and destroyed.
For the first time, in this unique monograph, the Decalogue Stone's true origin is revealed in a connection to a forgotten eighth-century Jewish colony in the American Southwest known as Calalus. If you are interested in Christianity, Judaism, Native American traditions, Southwest history or archeology, this book by an expert in epigraphy and historical monuments will fascinate you!
We've sent an email with your order details. Order ID #:
To access this title, visit your library in the app or on the desktop website.
very stupid book
I guess I should have returned this book immediately. I lived for a time near Los Lunas, and I knew that the first European settlement from Spain, coincided with the Spanish Inquisition. That might have led to possible emigration of Jews to New Mexico at a very early date. The 8th century? Please! I have just 2 words: Small and Pox.So what did happen to the indigenous populations in the years following 1492 would have happened in the 8th century! Enough said.
- Geoff in NY