The Oera Linda Book – Fact Or Fantasy?

Manuscript - Thet oera Linda Bok - pagina 48

The Oera Linda Book is a 19th-century manuscript written in Old Frisian. It purports to cover historical, mythological, and religious themes of remote antiquity, compiled between 2194 BC and AD 803.

The manuscript’s author is not known with certainty, and it is hence unknown whether the intention was to produce a hoax, a parody or simply an exercise in poetic fantasy.

The manuscript first came to public awareness in the 1860s. In 1872, Jan Gerhardus Ottema published a Dutch translation and defended it as “genuine”. Over the next few years there was a heated public controversy, but by 1879 it was universally recognized that the text was a recent composition. Nevertheless, a public controversy was revived in the context of 1930s Nazi occultism, and the book is still occasionally brought up in esotericism and “Atlantis” literature.

Goffe Jensma published a monograph on the manuscript in 2004, De gemaskerde god (“the masked god”), including a new translation and a discussion of the history of its reception. Jensma concludes that it was likely intended as a “hoax to fool some nationalist Frisians and orthodox Christians”, as well as an “experiential exemplary exercise” by Dutch theologian and poet François Haverschmidt. (from: Wikipedia)

The Oera Linda Book

forgery or fact

There exists one very old Frisian manuscript named the Oera Linda book. It’s forewords were written in AD 1256, although its main section was a diary kept about 2000 years, which was put together 560-558 BC.

The authenticity of the Oera Linda Book has not been proved nor disproved.

There is even evidence that most parts of the book are based on ancient events regarding the Lowlands of Europe. Prove of this we can find in the writings and retellings of the writings of Homer, Strabo, Tachitus and even in Celts and German histories.

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.

Although the last chapter – actually the first chapter – of it was written 1256 AD, it was composed to its preserved form 803 AD. The most important part of it – “The Book of Adela’s Followers” – was written from 560 BC to 558 BC, but was based on notes that had been kept at least 2000 years.

When we compare the story in “The Oera Linda Book” with other stories which occurred in the same time (about 2,200 BC) in the Middle East (Egypt and Mesopotamia) we can’t deny that the occurrences must be based on reality.

From our point of view, the most important single event described in it was the destruction of Atland *, which happened 2194 BC.

* In my opinion is Atland not the same as Atlantis, believed by many historians, but the middle and north part of the present North Sea. There is evidence that Great Britain and Europe were once one continent in the past with a delta between the present Dutch and British coast. The river Rhine (Rene) in the lowlands was at that time connected with the Teems river near London or possibly the Tyre river near New Castle in North-Humbria England..

The North Sea is still at present day a shallow sea (between 30 and 130 meters deep). In the Dutch territory of the North Sea there are still, so called, Sandbanks (Doggers bank and others) on witch once trees grew, most of them were once inhabited too. In my opinion was Atland situated in the present North Sea and sunk in a period of global catastrophic events around 2,200 BC.

Read more: Earth’s Ancient History


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