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by billd89
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is this the best online language translator?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

WOW, Thanks!

This is GREAT - mil gracias!
by billd89
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: ἀλήθειαν ἄνθρωπος in Philo ="Realized Man" ?
Replies: 0
Views: 138

ἀλήθειαν ἄνθρωπος in Philo ="Realized Man" ?

Who or what is the Aletheian Man ? An 'Actualized Man' is someone who has been divinized? Seen G_d? Been given mastery? Please help clarify this expression. Hint: Adam Kadmon, Heavenly Man (the Second Son) is the Archetype. De Gigantibus , 33: καίτοι οὐκ ἀποτρέπει μόνον, ἀλλὰ καὶ παγίως ἀποφαίνεται,...
by billd89
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Artifact/ Inscription relating to the Exodus
Replies: 11
Views: 237

Re: Imagined Data, Tricked Mind

If imagined--Reminds me of (Nassim Talib, Guardian 26 June 2015): > “While researching his own PhD, [Umberto] Eco recalls, he got deeply stuck, and one day happened to buy a book by an obscure 19th-century abbot, mainly because he liked the binding. Idly paging through it, he found, in a throwaway ...
by billd89
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Philo's Clever Language? Addressing 'The Cult' in Conf. Ling.
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Philo's Clever Language? Addressing 'The Cult' in Conf. Ling.

I gather there is allusive and elliptical language, some allegorical tricks and a great deal left unsaid in Philo: he's a very 'political' writer, in that way. So I'm curious about this passage, which (I suspect) is something more than literal: there is a reference shortly before this to a 'disciple...
by billd89
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Is the Egyptian god Seth related to the Israelites?
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Egyptian god Seth ... Thank you!

Not exactly "Israelites." I suppose the Sethians mentioned by Josephus were (quasi-Jewish) syncretistic Semites of a Chaldean ancestry long resident in Egypt. I think it's too speculative and unnecessary to reach so far back to the Hyksos (c.1500 BC), but the Nile Delta may well be the sam...
by billd89
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: USA religious decline exaggerated
Replies: 6
Views: 237

Re: USA religious decline IS REAL

Very unfortunate, but here's the consequence of mad-dog Republicans politicizing religion. Tens of millions alienated, in short order. It only gets worse from here. I think some spirituality is necessary for most ppl, and very important to establish a foundational morality and shared value set, but ...
by billd89
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: The Doruphoroi of Logos, as Egyptian Deities: SO and APH (??)
Replies: 2
Views: 5476

Re: APH, in wikipedia

Apt, in Egyptian, may refer to: wpwtj or jpwtj, sometimes called Aput, Ȧp-t, or Ȧpu-t in outdated literature, the Egyptian word for ‘messenger’ {envoy}, sometimes used as an epithet for various gods. Weputi . Referencing Adolf Erman and Hermann Grapow (1926) Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache , Vol...
by billd89
Mon May 31, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: When did Israel become strictly monotheist?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

When did Israel become strictly monotheist?

When does Yahweh triumph, as the exclusive monotheistic deity throughout Israel? circa 450-350 BC? Grabbed off someone's PhD, so not necessarily recommended ... Link , from pp.61-2: the Elephantine Jews {c. 495–399 BC} worshiped Yahweh together with other deities, unlike the Yehudites who practised ...
by billd89
Mon May 31, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Calling on the name of the Lord?
Replies: 1
Views: 1930

The Septaguint Translators' Choice?

יְהוָ֖ה Yahweh.
κυρίου Lord.
by billd89
Fri May 28, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The "Assembly of God"
Replies: 39
Views: 1210

Re: The "Assembly of God" was perhaps Melchizedekian?

As for the "assembly of God". 13 For you have heard of my former way of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the assembly of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it; 14 and I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous...