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by billd89
Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Roman Pottery Workshop in Egypt; Astarte figurines?
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Re: Eve Giving to Suck?

Major Hathor discovery in Spain. From the Babylonian Talmud Tractate ‘Abodah Zarah Folio 43a, we may presume that not all images of Hathor/Isis were prohibited, only 'Eve Giving to Suck' (Anat?), meaning the image of the Older Asherah -- aka Wisdom -- was not considered evil? I think that Paleo-Jude...
by billd89
Sun Nov 13, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Use of plural Elohim?
Replies: 20
Views: 443

Re: Use of plural Elohim?

Elohim Redux . fwiw, I think the Elohim of the OT is a family of gods syncretized to a synthetic One God Concept imposed c.300 BC upon a wild and wooly Judaism(s) of plurality. In Elephantine Egypt (where Beth-El was a House of God not deity proper) c.400 BC, I see : 1) Yahu (YHWH) 2) Anat (= Astar...
by billd89
Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Deity portrayed on "Egyptian Amulet Seal" Fragment
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Deity portrayed on "Egyptian Amulet Seal" Fragment

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/enchanted-ancient-egyptian-amulet-seal-found-in-turkiyes-amasra Archaeologists excavating a Roman-era ruin in the ancient city of Amastris in Turkey have recently made the curious discovery of a talismanic amulet seal. The pyramid-shaped Egyptian amulet has hi...
by billd89
Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Berossus and Genesis
Replies: 178
Views: 2861

Re: Cleo

The account of Josephus in The Jewish War,[4] refers to the Onias who built the Temple at Leontopolis as "the son of Simon", implying that it was Onias III, and not his son, who fled to Egypt and built the Temple. ... Onias now requested the king and his sister-wife, Cleopatra, to allow h...
by billd89
Fri Nov 04, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Discovery at Taposiris: Sphinx/Horon
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Discovery at Taposiris: Sphinx/Horon

I've repeatedly posted my hypothesis that Philo's 'Therapeutae' were actually a heterodox (Sethian) Judaic cult that had assimilated a) Osirian features by proximity of their colony to the Taposiris site, or b) an entire caste or community of Osirian healers, converted at some stage of the Ptolemaic...
by billd89
Wed Nov 02, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Q from Bardaisan? Jesus from Antinous?
Replies: 7
Views: 2969

Re: 3rd Power God

By: aediculaantinoi on October 4, 2015 at 9:03 pm " ...there’s a fun thing regarding Antinous on the Obelisk of Antinous being stated to be the son of Re-Harakhte, which means he’s the son of the being who is his own grandfather. Firstly, the Obelisk of Antinous should date to c.132 AD. So Had...
by billd89
Sun Oct 30, 2022 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: 100 years after the Tutankhamun Discovery
Replies: 0
Views: 62

100 years after the Tutankhamun Discovery

Admittedly, it's something of a promo to a Natl Geo 'Christmas product' for sale. But (fwiw) I think the articles on this site are well-written, engaging. https://bigthink.com/the-past/treasures-of-egypt/ Here are just a few of the extraordinary sites and artifacts that archaeologists have investiga...
by billd89
Fri Oct 28, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: 1938, imagine this ...
Replies: 3
Views: 2952

The Historical God Question, pursued at Johns Hopkins

Ludwig Edelstein was a philologist, but also a philosopher and historian. He was a Member of the History of Ideas Club, among famous Johns Hopkins colleagues like Biblical archeologist W.F. Albright. Edelstein's friendship with Albright is known from surviving correspondence, but a more important co...