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originally posted by: Seede
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
TextSince you seem to avoid anything important and instead carry on explaining your incompetence clearly dismayed by mine:
You seem to have forgotten that this subject of Lucifer was your idea and not mine. This was another of your diversions from reality which you call intelligence.
Just as you have no idea of the Hebrew language you also have no idea of where your Sea of Reeds is located.
In fact you have no idea where Succoth is located nor where the Freedom Valley (coastal city of Pitham or Pi Ha Chiroth) is located. You have no clue as to the location of Baal Tzephon (Baal Zephon), the snarling dog, and it would shock you to learn that your great gates of the Nile are non existent and even if they did exist could not possibly be anywhere near the Exodus. Where is the Tower and Lord of the North located? You have no idea of what I am talking about simply because you have no idea of the Exodus. Tell us again the unfounded fable that Moses was nothing but a gate keeper who waved his stick to signal the opening of those imaginary gates and drown thousands of the Egyptian charioteers. Wikipedia cannot help you on this one. You are at best delusional.
Or get laid or something.
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
Im afraid I missed your point, Isaiah 11 is prophetic and pending fulfillment. It has nothing to do with the actual events of the exodus. Furthermore, it says that the Lord will scorge the ground so that the Jews will walk on dry land, not mud. There are no mentions of flood gates here.
In navigation the instrument is also called a cross-staff and was used to determine angles, for instance the angle between the horizon and Polaris or the sun to determine a vessel's latitude, or the angle between the top and bottom of an object to determine the distance to said object if its height is known, or the height of the object if its distance is known, or the horizontal angle between two visible locations to determine one's point on a map.
The Jacob's staff, when used for astronomical observations, was also referred to as a radius astronomicus. With the demise of the cross-staff, in the modern era the name "Jacob's staff" is applied primarily to the device used to provide support for surveyor's instruments.
The first real ancestor of the modern-day sextant as a multipurpose nautical instrument was the cross staff or Jacob's staff which was first described by a Jewish scholar named Levi ben Gerson in 1342. The instrument, as its predecessors, was an adaptation from an earlier astronomical surveying device. It consisted of a frame (staff) over 30 inches long with scales engraved on all four sides. Perpendicular to the frame were two or more transoms or "crosses" (hence the name). By lining up the horizon with one end of a cross and the celestial object with the other end, the observer had a simple trigonometric computer.