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by billd89
Sat May 21, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Oussoos/Usorus, in Eusebius and Philo of Byblos
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Oussoos = Du'uzu = Dushara

Ushu (=Palaetyros; Uzu, Usa, etc.) was Old Tyre, the mainland settlement from distant pre-history which was the export site for the forest production of wood (known therefore as 'Uzu' in Egypt). See Cheyne's Encyclopædia Biblica: Q to Z [1903], pp.4894-5: Originally and properly Du'uzu or Dumuzu, i...
by billd89
Fri May 20, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 2137

Re: Sethian Baptism

Again, vaguely recalling a number of things read awhile back... 'Baptism' employed different substances. Full immersion in water, sprinkling w/ ashes, and - if the Living Water is conceived as Cosmic Light - even by (focused) torchlight in a subterranean chamber. Those are a few that spring to mind....
by billd89
Thu May 19, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Evidence of crucifixion in outer space in Acta Archelai
Replies: 34
Views: 661

Re: Evidence of Hanging in Outer Space

I'm dragging through my old files, something I wrote down as I researched CH XIII: this is my place-holder, apologies. I dimly recall finding some Hermetic material on this. CH 13.17: μέλλω γὰρ ὑμνεῖν τὸν κτίσαντα τὰ πάντα͵ τὸν πήξαντα τὴν γῆν καὶ οὐρανὸν κρεμάσαντα ... For I am going to praise him ...
by billd89
Thu May 19, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Oussoos/Usorus, in Eusebius and Philo of Byblos
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Oussoos/Usorus, in Eusebius and Philo of Byblos

Eusebius De Laudibus Constantini 13.5 "The Phœnicians deified Melcatharus, Usorus, and others - mere mortals, and with little claim to honor; the Arabians, Dusaris {=Dionysus/Bacchus} and Obodas..." Two Questions: a) Who is Usorus? and b) Who is Dusaris? Is there any significance in Eusebi...
by billd89
Wed May 18, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Religious site under Turkish home dated 800 BC
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Religious site under Turkish home dated 800 BC

Procession of (Right to Left) Deities: Hadad, followed by Atargatis; then Sîn https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/science/turkey-chamber-assyrian.html https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/05/iron-age-subterranean-complex-discovered-beneath-turkish-home/143549 https://www.heritagedaily.com/wp-content/up...
by billd89
Wed May 18, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jewish 'Gardens of Adonis/Osiris'
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Jewish 'Gardens of Adonis/Osiris'

Now I'm curious about the 'Living Water' deity, if this Sethian concept originates in the Sethrum. Osiris/Adonis is the Living Water, and the Egyptian Cult of the Young God (Horus Kasios c.200 BC) was situated 25 km from Chaldaean Daphnae (Local God: Eshmoun, c.550 BC), where Eshmun = Adon, and Esh...
by billd89
Wed May 18, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 2137

Re: Yesseus

Transliteration from the Coptic: “iesseos masareos iessedekeos”. Just nudging you here: The thing is, Ἰησοῦς in full only occurs in Melchizedek, very first line: https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/iiif/nha/1241/full/full/0/default.jpg Coptic, so no conjugation / case: ⲓⲏⲥⲟⲩⲥ ⲡⲉ ⲭ̅ⲥ̅ It's the only o...
by billd89
Wed May 18, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 2137

Re: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought

Transliteration from the Coptic: “iesseos masareos iessedekeos”. A correct Greek transliteration is needed, Ἰεσσεος Μασσάρεος Ἰεσσέδεκεος ? Yessedekeus = Iesse + Zedek + eus ; ~Ishai-tzedekeus; Zedek (σέδεκ) is ‘Righteousness’. Bodinger (1994) called Melchizedek the only character in the OT who, in ...
by billd89
Tue May 17, 2022 7:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Sethian School of 'Gnostic' Thought
Replies: 71
Views: 2137

Re: The Sethians, Obviously

Re: Pre-Xian Jewish Sects I do believe Mechizedekianism had a cult or order of some kind (older, and/or failing), c.300 BC. Ditto, the Caanites, though probably more folk-culture c.100 BC. Naasenes/Ophites are too amorphous in writings; evidence of serpent-worship is extensive in the archaeological ...