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by yakovzutolmai
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jewish Origin Story For Kurds; What Does It Mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Jewish Origin Story For Kurds; What Does It Mean?

I've learned a few things. I think one reason why the Kurds are identified as the children of the watchers because the region is associated with Noah's Ark. Noah is apparently identified with Kothar-wa-Khasis, or Kaveh the Blacksmith. This treats Noah in his role as a craftsman, or Tekton, and there...
by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Jewish Origin Story For Kurds; What Does It Mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Jewish Origin Story For Kurds; What Does It Mean?

The Kurds, despite claiming a Median heritage, may not necessary be descended from this people. Certainly, they inherit the legacy of Corduene. Corduene is interesting, since Josephus notes it as the understood home of Noah's Ark. Indeed, to this day the region contains a purely geological formation...
by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul --- A Criminal and a Liar
Replies: 61
Views: 2165

Re: Paul --- A Criminal and a Liar

The later 'legends about Paul' presented in the Acts of the Apostles don't play a role in my understanding of Paul's letters. Do you think the author of Acts is presenting their understanding of Paul's letters, and if so, shouldn't that be taken into consideration? The author of Acts is constructin...
by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Quick Latin Translation Summary Please; Simon Boethus?
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Quick Latin Translation Summary Please; Simon Boethus?

I have been investigating whether Boethus derives from Beit Honi, and began with a simple search of "Bethonius". It returned this 17th century work, and as far as I can tell the paragraph is mentioning Maria and (her son) James in Galilee, with Simon Cantheras and something about a former ...
by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Was Isaiah a false prophet?
Replies: 14
Views: 587

Re: Was Isaiah a false prophet?

Micah 1:2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth Isaiah - שמעו שמים "hear heaven Micah. שמעו עמים "hear people". It would seem Isaiah was modelled after Micah Perhaps the prophets are merely an attempt by Jerusalem sages to construct a...
by yakovzutolmai
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Consolidated Origins Hypothesis: Simonian Boethusians
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Consolidated Origins Hypothesis: Simonian Boethusians

After having worked through different topics and having benefitted from participation here, I've settled on a final (for now) word on the historical basis for Christian origins. BOETHUS = BEIT HONI Simon Boethus originated in Alexandria among the same schools of thought which would later produce con...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: In the 15° year of Tiberius the word of God came to John... NOT on Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: In the 15° year of Tiberius the word of God came to John... NOT on Jesus

What do we know about this first rank personage who was Apollos? It's amazing to me. These scholars just make this stuff up. Taking biblical texts and authors for granted, then making groundless assumptions to tie them to what is historically verifiable. Then writing on and on about it. I think spe...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: In the 15° year of Tiberius the word of God came to John... NOT on Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: Baptism

Quite apart from the chalice of the Divine Mind, the latter part of the Hermetic krater lore (CH IV) involves baetyls/heralds, meteoritic iron and secret caverns or geological basins for astronomical observation: weird mystical shit. I've said it before, but I'm pretty sure the baetyl is Osiris's p...
by yakovzutolmai
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: In the 15° year of Tiberius the word of God came to John... NOT on Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: Baptism

My little obsession is the Hermetica; the Krater is one important theme I've researched and referenced a few times already. The Krater myth (one kind of Egyptian henosis) is independent, same-same but different; in fact, its closer to Zosimos' spiritual alchemy (c.100 AD, from Judeo-Egyptian craft-...
by yakovzutolmai
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: In the 15° year of Tiberius the word of God came to John... NOT on Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 735

Re: In the 15° year of Tiberius the word of God came to John... NOT on Jesus

You don't think John was a mythic figure? About John, I think: that the Baptist passage in Josephus is probably entirely interpolated What I don't know about John is: if he is a mythic figure, then, in that case, he was probably an anti-YHWH figure (the Mandeans would be his original followers) and...