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by lpetrich
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22566

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

Myths and Legends The specialized term "charter myth" or "mythical charter" refers to myths that use a real or hypothetical past event to provide a logic justifying a custom or social structural arrangement, such as why a particular dynasty is appropriately in power. The first Genesis creation stor...
by lpetrich
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22566

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

The Genesis 1 story has some additional structure added on. Celestial environments: day, night Far-terrestrial environments: air, sea Near-terrestrial environments: land, plants Celestial inhabitants: the Sun, the Moon, and the stars Far-terrestrial inhabitants: flying animals, aquatic animals Near-...
by lpetrich
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22566

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

This seems to me an offshoot of Proto-Indo-European mythology A reconstructed PIE creation story goes like this: there were once two brothers, *Mannus and *Yemos, Man and Twin. Mannus sacrificed Yemos, dismembered him, and built the familiar Universe out of his body parts. The story of Norse Ymir is...
by lpetrich
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22566

In the beginning, God separated?

God Created the Universe From Nothing—Or Did He? | Bob Seidensticker Combat Myth: The Curious Story of Yahweh and the Gods Who Preceded Him | Bob Seidensticker Genesis 1.1: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." could also be "In the beginning of when God was creating the heavens...
by lpetrich
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Mustard Seed
Replies: 25
Views: 26735

Re: Mustard Seed

Three 𐤔𐤋‬𐤔 (Hebrew) 𐤕𐤋𐤕 (Aramaic) ث ل ث (Arabic) ΤΡΙΣ (Greek) Phonetic transcriptions omitted. They are: Hebrew shalosh, Aramaic talaata, Arabic thalaatha, Greek tris. That makes it very obvious that Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic are much more like each other than any of them is to Greek. The Greek o...
by lpetrich
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Mustard Seed
Replies: 25
Views: 26735

Re: Mustard Seed

Pure goropism. Such absurdly contrived etymologies are necessary because Indo-European words for numbers do not resemble the corresponding Semitic words very much.
by lpetrich
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Mustard Seed
Replies: 25
Views: 26735

Re: Mustard Seed

The conjunction is prefixed in Phoenician and suffixed in Latin -- big difference. Let's count from one to ten.S ource: The Numbers List at zompist.com Latin: ūnus duo trēs quattuor quinque sex septem octō novem decem Greek: heīs dúō treīs téttares pénte héx heptá oktṓ ennéa déka English: one two th...
by lpetrich
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Mycenaean Hebrew
Replies: 21
Views: 33470

Re: Mycenaean Hebrew

A mishmash of words that makes no sense at all. Ethan, a professional historical linguist would laugh at your sort of "research". Yes, laugh and laugh and laugh. Vague similarities are not enough, and one has to be careful about borrowings and sound correspondences and semantics -- one has to acknow...
by lpetrich
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was OT originally in Greek?
Replies: 101
Views: 140076

Re: Was OT originally in Greek?

YHWH is a Phoenician God, also known as Dionysus or Jove, so this God was mostly popular among the vineyard communities. YHWH was not a general Phoenician deity. YHWH was originally a national god worshipped by the people of the highlands of Canaan / Palestine / Israel. YHWH is nowadays usually int...
by lpetrich
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was OT originally in Greek?
Replies: 101
Views: 140076

Re: Was OT originally in Greek?

How were they "the most influential people of the ancient world"? Hardly any of their writing survives, We have plenty of Phoenician writing, the Old Testament is written in the Phoenician Language, along with the Dead Sea Scrolls, All of which is Phoenician Mythology and History. The Israelites we...