The Färlöv Stone



The Färlöv stone was discovered in 1997 in the village of Färlöv, not far from Kristianstad. Previous to its discovery it had been laying buried in the ground for many centuries. Since its discovery Danish and Swedish experts have been struggling in order to produce an interpretation of the runic inscription of the stone. Most of them have however come to the conclusion that the inscription is impossible to interpret. That conclusion is due to failure on their part to recognise that the inscription is Semitic. The so called experts have also failed to recognise the runes as they are on the stone. Only some of the runes have been painted red, and out of those that have been painted many have only been painted partly. In photographs that have been produced under favourable light conditions it is however possible to see the actual runes of the stone. Thus it is evident from the photograph below that three runes in the uppermost part of the inscription have been completely ignored, and three other runes in the same part of the inscription have only been painted partly.




Further down on the stone it can be seen that two more runes have been completely ignored, and two more runes have been painted only in part.




Similarly several runes have not been painted properly in the section shown below.



In the lowermost part of the inscription the runes have not been painted at all as is shown below.


For a better photo and an animation showing the first five words on the front of the Färlöv stone, please click here.


On the back of the Färlöv stone is also a runic inscription, as can be seen below. This was admitted by the archaeologists who first examined the stone. Later however it was denied by Riksantikvarieämbetet (Swedish authority for preservation of antiquities). Almost anyone who has eyes can however see that there is an inscription.

The meaning of the Färlöv Inscription 

As demonstrated above a close examination of the Färlöv inscription reveals that (at least the main part of) it is to be understood in the following way (with somewhat exaggerated distances between words):


Transliterated this can be written as:

sAboA dAþA od u AdA Ak rAm ArAr AzAz
le ot

This is a Semitic fertility cult text whose language is close to Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic. By means of the Hebrew script it can be written in the following way:

The meaning of this is:

The fullness of the continuous and eternal knowledge surely erected the strong nakedness (genital).
Dedicated to pleasure.

For general information about the language of the ancient Blekinge inscriptions, please click here.

The Gematria of the Färlöv Inscription

The gematria of the Färlöv inscription is summarised in the table below. For an explanation of the numerical values of the runes, please click here.

First note that the gematrical sum of the first line is equal to 343, i.e. 7×7×7. Also note that the number of runes in that line is divisible by seven. Secondly note that the gematrical sum of the second line is equal to 77. The gematrical sum of the word "sAboA", which means "fullness", is also equal to 77.