Sparta Testament

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Ethan
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Sparta Testament

Post by Ethan » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:56 am

Herodotus 7.3
At Sparta too (advised Demaratus to Darius) it was customary that if sons were born before their father became king and another son born later when the father was king, the succession to the kingship belongs to the later-born( ὀψίγονος).

Genesis 37:3
Israel loved Joseph more than all his children for he was the son of his old age (בן־זקנים)

ὀψιγόνων = בןזקנים

Aeschylus Agamemnon 1035
Once endured to be sold and to eat the bread of slavery ( μάζης)

Genesis 19:3
Made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread (מצות)

μάζης = מ

Exodus 18:25
Moses chose able men (אנשי־חיל) out of all Israel
νέος ἀγέλη "Able men" ( Spartan men)

1 Maccabees 12:20
Arius, king of the Spartans, to Onias the high priest, greeting, It has been found in writing concerning the Spartans and the Jews that they are brethren
https://vivliothikiagiasmatos.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/joseph-yahuda-hebrew-is-greek.pdf
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Nasruddin
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Re: Sparta Testament

Post by Nasruddin » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:43 am

Primogeniture was never a fast rule in the Bible. Seth, Shem, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Judah, Saul, David, Solomon etc, were not eldest sons. This is the case whether or not the father had succeeded to any title or position. Even Jesus, as the son of Joseph and a descendant of King David was not the eldest son of Joseph according to later tradition. Noah too, and Eber, were traditionally younger sons of their fathers. The younger son always seems to get the blessing!

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