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by billd89
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:55 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Thoth, Shepherd of the Anus
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Thoth, Shepherd of the Anus

Link Lois N. Magner in his A History of Medicine [1992] explained that within Egyptian mythology, the enema was invented by the god Thoth, often represented with the head of an ibis. In fact, many believe that enemas were discovered through observation of the venerated bird using its curved beak to...
by billd89
Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Samaritans
Replies: 48
Views: 1513

Re: The Samaritans

How does Philo Judaeus distinguish the Samaritans in Egypt? It would appear Samaritans of Delos were called "Israelites", c.250-160 BC. So they may have been called (or conflated with) "Hebrews" also. This calls into question the term 'Samaritan' -- what it meant, in different co...
by billd89
Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Samaritans
Replies: 48
Views: 1513

Re: The Samaritans

My pet peeve is everyone's assumption of one single & unitary Samaritan culture situated in one location. Rather than like Jews or Armenians, a Diaspora people, who failed to maintain cohesion & survive thousands of years. We are not accounting for survivorship bias I suppose they (c.25 AD) ...
by billd89
Sun Sep 18, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Dispilio Tablet
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Dispilio Tablet

Never mentioned here before?
https://www.ancient-origins.net/artifac ... blet-00913

I'm not agreeing with all the author says, but there's an interesting summary.
by billd89
Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:01 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Etymology of "Elohim"?
Replies: 13
Views: 354

Re: "Elohim" is The Plurality of God

Or, like the plethora or Baals mentioned in the OT, Elohim was shorthand for the Semitic Pantheon that we KNOW existed in 'Jewish Egypt.' The 'Son' of God was not a Jesus-Chistian development of 2nd C. AD Palestine. A Son has parents; indeed, the Family of God is shown w/ archaeological evidence als...
by billd89
Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: "paradigms"
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: "paradigms"

Spatial Thinking is thinking in Paradigms. The importance of Model Theory, or MMT, to learning has been scientifically demonstrated.

https://scitechdaily.com/more-accurate- ... -learning/
by billd89
Wed Sep 14, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: 1938, imagine this ...
Replies: 2
Views: 2683

Re: 1938, imagine this ...

An important summary of Dr. John Rathbone Oliver's work under Dr. Adolf Meyer, during 1917-1919, here . dc1NosbbR_A The Anonymous Doctor was actually a "Number #1 psychiatrist," a best-selling author and a long-time beneficiary of Rockefeller money ... see his 1943 Obituary in Time Magazin...