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Originally posted by PhyberDragon
reply to post by undo
When reading my King James Version of the BIBLE in church I remember reading in the footnotes that Ba'al literally meant "The Lord" and it made me wonder then and there why The Lord forbid worship of The Lord.
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by PhyberDragon
no doubt, same question goes for the "E." prefixed to other words meaning house or temple of.
E.ABZU (enki's temple at eridu)
E.NUN (another name for e.abzu)
E.KUR (enlil's temple at nibru)
perhaps it derives from the sound of E.ABZU but without the ZU (or Z)
also enki was considered LORD EARTH, and that derives from eridu, i do believe. earthu, eardu, erdu etc
And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.' And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaqiel, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. These are their chiefs of tens.
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by serbsta
well you might find this interesting:
the addition of the "B", "BA" or "BAB" prefix to other god names or names of divinity in mesopotamia, appear to be enki references, representing "ABzu"
AB and later BA, were words designating water, thus the tower of BABEL was the water gate of the gods (add "chaos" - the chaos water gate of the gods or simply the gate of the gods of the nun, and you have the "confusion" reference from the biblical translation of "babel" = confusion/chaos)
[edit on 31-10-2009 by undo]
The Bible uses the terms מלאך אלהים (melakh Elohim; messenger of God), מלאך יהוה (melakh Adonai; messenger of the Lord), בני אלוהים (b'nai Elohim; sons of God) and הקדושים (ha-qodeshim; the holy ones) to refer to beings traditionally interpreted as angels. Other terms are used in later texts, such as העליונים (ha'elyoneem; the upper ones). Daniel is the first biblical figure to refer to individual angels by name.