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by semiopen
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22565

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

Notice the 2*3 structure of the first six days. The seventh day is the first Sabbath, so this is a charter myth for the seventh-day Sabbath. Had to look up charter myth. https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Classical_Mythology/Charter_myths A {charter} myth serves to justify the status quo in a society,...
by semiopen
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Moloch
Replies: 7
Views: 10453

Re: Moloch

The bible attests to human sacrifices to Baal (lord, master, owner) and Moloch (King). I don't think Moloch as a name (mlk) is different than "king". There is also some evidence that sacrifices were performed for [wiki]El_(deity)[/wiki] but not from the bible to my knowledge. Pidyon_haben might have...
by semiopen
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Moloch
Replies: 7
Views: 10453

Re: Moloch

There is one other reference to Laban's sons. But that same day he removed the streaked and spotted he-goats and all the speckled and spotted she-goats -- every one that had white on it -- and all the dark-colored sheep, and left them in the charge of his sons. (Gen. 30:35 TNK) ‎וַיָּ֣סַר בַּיּוֹם֩ ...
by semiopen
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Moloch
Replies: 7
Views: 10453

Re: Moloch

Human sacrifice is one of those topics that goes in and out of fashion, more of an amusing sideline. I think Teraphim is/are an important concept to understand. According to Genesis 31, Rachel takes the teraphim belonging to her father Laban when her husband Jacob escapes. She hides them in a saddle...
by semiopen
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Moloch
Replies: 7
Views: 10453

Re: Moloch

שידים = Τιτάν "Lime" ... Deuteronomy 32:17 - They sacrificed unto lime [לשדים] who are no God Psalm 106:37 - They sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto lime[לשדים] Amos 2:1 - He burned the bones of the king of Edom unto Lime [לשיד] While it is true that some real men don't need diacritical...
by semiopen
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Homeric Hebrew
Replies: 7
Views: 8822

Re: Homeric Hebrew

Maimonides explains in The_Guide_for_the_Perplexed The book begins with Maimonides’ thesis against anthropomorphism. In the Bible, one can find many expressions that refer to God in human terms, for instance the “hand of God”. Maimonides was strongly against what he believed to be a heresy present i...
by semiopen
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Homeric Hebrew
Replies: 7
Views: 8822

Re: Homeric Hebrew

‎פְּנֵ֣י This means face, it might mean wrath somewhere but not so much in those verses given. She answered, "You are most kind to your handmaid." So the woman left, and she ate, and was no longer downcast. (1 Sam. 1:18 TNK) ‎וַתֹּ֕אמֶר תִּמְצָ֧א שִׁפְחָתְךָ֛ חֵ֖ן בְּעֵינֶ֑יךָ וַתֵּ֙לֶךְ הָאִשָּׁ֤ה...
by semiopen
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Origins of the Canon of the Hebrew Bible: An Analysis of Josephus and 4 Ezra
Replies: 4
Views: 8760

Re: Origins of the Canon of the Hebrew Bible: An Analysis of Josephus and 4 Ezra

Coincidentally, I glanced at this paper a few days ago: A JEWISH CANON BEFORE 100 BCE ISRAEL' S LAW IN THE BOOK OF ARISTEAS Ian W. Scott https://www.academia.edu/37932580/A_Jewish_Canon_before_100_BCE_Israels_Law_in_the_Book_of_Aristeas A close reading of the Book of Aristeas,however, seems to demon...
by semiopen
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Isaiah 45:1
Replies: 3
Views: 7504

Re: Isaiah 45:1

My hero, Dr. Lisbeth S. Fried, has a good article on this. https://www.academia.edu/2450299/Cyrus_the_Messiah_The_Historical_Background_to_Isaiah_45_1 Somehow they have prevented copying excerpts of the document which is 22 pages long. Dr. Fried argues that Deutero-Isaiah was convinced that Cyrus wa...
by semiopen
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Isaiah 45:1
Replies: 3
Views: 7504

Re: Isaiah 45:1

Thus said the LORD to Cyrus, His anointed one -- Whose right hand He has grasped, Treading down nations before him, Ungirding the loins of kings, Opening doors before him And letting no gate stay shut: (Isa. 45:1 TNK) I assume Cyrus annoited one (Moshiach/Messiah) is why it's controversial. ‎כֹּה־א...