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by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Maccabean/Oniade Schism Explaining Jewish Factions Entirely
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Maccabean/Oniade Schism Explaining Jewish Factions Entirely

I have been exploring the premise that "Batanea" of Bashan is from "Beit Honiyyo", House of Onias. In the process, I think I've found what amounts to at least a relatively simple understanding of Jewish factionalism and religious development. In Summary- pre-400 BC : Judaism is p...
by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Identifying Bathyra Of Zamaris
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Identifying Bathyra Of Zamaris

Finally, the value of the site protecting the route from Damascus to Perea:
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Trachonitis is highlighted on the right.
by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Identifying Bathyra Of Zamaris
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Identifying Bathyra Of Zamaris

Here is the view toward Damascus:
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Toward Carnaim:
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The ruins of Ashteroth looking toward the hill:
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by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Identifying Bathyra Of Zamaris
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Identifying Bathyra Of Zamaris

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This is the hill up close.

Note this curious structure:
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Finally, the proximity to Gamala. Imagine the Babylonian Jews fleeing from one to the other.
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by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Identifying Bathyra Of Zamaris
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Identifying Bathyra Of Zamaris

Bathyra, the center for the Babylonian Jews who may have played a major role as devotees of the "Damascus Covenant", has been lost to history. This was supposedly a fort and town founded by Zamaris so he could protect the region from robbers at Herod's orders. There's one clue from Josephu...
by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Agabus And Kandake (From Acts) As Adiabene Royalty Per Eisenmann
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Agabus And Kandake (From Acts) As Adiabene Royalty Per Eisenmann

The eunuch "Simeon Bachos" compare "Simon Boethus". Also, the same is "Simeon the Black" compare Abgar "Ukkama" (the black).
by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Agabus And Kandake (From Acts) As Adiabene Royalty Per Eisenmann
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Agabus And Kandake (From Acts) As Adiabene Royalty Per Eisenmann

In Eisenmann's view, Agabus symbolizes the royal house of Adiabene. The discussion of a discourse between church brethren in Antioch and Jerusalem in this context he sees as stemming from a historical discourse between the early Christian/Qumranite community and Adiabene (in his view, Edessa, though...
by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was Isaiah a false prophet?
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Was Isaiah a false prophet?

Perhaps the prophets are merely an attempt by Jerusalem sages to construct a counter-cult in the Assyrian model... Maybe its roots are pre-Babylonian captivity. Michael Wood has noted that Pre-Captivity, there were plenty of clay figurines (representing gods and goddesses?), male and female, but af...
by yakovzutolmai
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Judaism defined itself as not Egyptian?
Replies: 9
Views: 5552

Re: Judaism defined as

... Cain is identified with Horus, and hence Egypt, but also his name gives away his identification with the Sumerian-Babylonian Empire which oppressed the Israelites in the Exile. Seth is identified with the line of the Annunaki because he comes from the higher realm, rather than the worldly realm...
by yakovzutolmai
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Consolidated Origins Hypothesis: Simonian Boethusians
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Consolidated Origins Hypothesis: Simonian Boethusians

The name Batanea doesn't seem to be attested in literature until after Josephus. I would propose it derives from "Bethaniyeh". This distinguishes it from a "Beit Hanina", which is remembered as Ananias. Perhaps the region was named "Beit Honiyyo" for the Oniades. If thi...