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Uranus and Neptune get Hebrew names at last

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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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Uranus and Neptune get Hebrew names at last


www.haaretz.com

Call it Star Wars. In the end, Oron defeated Shahak and Rahab prevailed over Tarshish as the Hebrew Language Academy on Wednesday unveiled the new names of two planets referred to until now by non-Hebrew names. Henceforth, Uranus will be known as "Oron" and Neptune as "Rahab."

The initiative to find Hebrew names for planets was first launched by Harel Ben-Ami and Lev Tal-Or, two instructors at the Unit for Science-Oriented Youth, which is part of Tel Aviv University's School of Education. T
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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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Oron" received 2,808 votes a replacement for "Uranus," far ahead of "Shahak." Nearly 3,000 voters preferred "Rahab" for Neptune, more than double those who wished to see it named Tarshish.

Both Hebrew names were inspired by their Greek and Latin equivalents. Rahab, like Neptune, comes from the nautical world: It is the name of a sea monster in the Bible and Talmud. A source at the Academy said Oron was chosen partly because of its phonetic similarity to the word Uranus and partly because "Oron means small light - hinting at the pale light the planet emits when seen from Earth because of its great distance from the sun."


Well I guess i'm going to miss both names, I grew up with Uranus and Neptune.

But am I missing something here?
Perhaps it's because I didn't wake up fully yet, but is this in effect only in Israel or everywhere?
Will Nasa use these new names too, I don't see this news anywhere on the western news front.

Can someone let me know?
I apologize if this is an ignorant question.

www.haaretz.com
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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:09 PM
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I just fniished reading the article, and I doubt this will pop up on western news sites. Why? It isn't relevant here. Hebrew is not the national language of the Americas. What someone calls something in a different language doesn't change what I call it.

Example:
Water == Aqua

Interesting that it took this long to come up with new ones. The article also mentions a lot of problems with modern names (internet) not catching on. Seems to be a pet project for personal satisifaction then any real significance.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:11 PM
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This is really weird* why wold they re name them? im knda peeveed at this...uranus is my favorite planet! founded bi sir william HErschel 1781. Neptune is jsut as awesome! even the names fit* why did they change them? I was pissed when pluto was dbunked as aplanet* pulto will always be a planet to me....
just seems odd,, alot of things changing. whats next? The sun will be renamed RA, the egyptian god? Moon willbe renamed LUna? earh willbe renamed Venus?



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:11 PM
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Uranus definately needed to be renamed...for obvious reasons. But why Neptune? There was nothing risque about the Roman god of the sea.

They can call the planets by their new names, I will still use the old names.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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The godess Venus* not the planet*



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:30 PM
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There are a lot on notable Rabi and well known community names
on streets signs now in New York City.
I think its great the ET world gets named in Hebrew.
It fits right in.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:34 PM
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Uranus, is NOT pronounced'YOUR ANUS' it is properly pronounced YUR-INUS*



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:58 PM
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This is stupid.
It is a way to confound and erase History. The names should stay. They have been there since forever.
History of this world has been mucked up badly enough already, why now take it to outer space?
Why exactly should they be given Hebrew Names?
And just who gives them the power to do this?
We are now to venerate Hebrew/Jewish History?;
Which is a big lie. They were never slaves in Egypt; they were the Pharaohs. They are just ticked off because their leader Akhenaton was kicked out.





posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 12:59 PM
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New Hebrew names for a couple of solar planets?

Well...that's a relief!

I don't know how i would've carried on without Hebrew names for them.

Thanks!



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 01:00 PM
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That's fine, but only if we can posthumously rename deceased Jews.

From now on Solomon will be known as Porkchop and Jesus Christ will be honoured with Mr. Fabulous.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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Quite right...unless your seven or eight years old of course, then it will always be 'Your Anus'.

Incidentally, i pronounce it YUR-RINUS, very similar to yours, but with more emphasis on the second 'R'.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
That's fine, but only if we can posthumously rename deceased Jews.

From now on Solomon will be known as Porkchop and Jesus Christ will be honoured with Mr. Fabulous.

can satan be renamed mr cuddles...


[edit on 31-12-2009 by fatdad]



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 01:09 PM
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Can we rename 'David' to Daffy? Please, please, please!

'From now on, i wish to be called..Loretta'.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by fatdad

Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
That's fine, but only if we can posthumously rename deceased Jews.

From now on Solomon will be known as Porkchop and Jesus Christ will be honoured with Mr. Fabulous.

can satan be renamed mr cuddles...


[edit on 31-12-2009 by fatdad]


Originally posted by spikey
Can we rename 'David' to Daffy? Please, please, please!

'From now on, i wish to be called..Loretta'.

Excellent Humor

I agree with all of the above....
It took them almost 7500 years (from jews/bible creationism) to give names........ on matters named by Greeks-Romans-Egyptians-Babylonians etc
Their next step ?? formall adaptation of these names by U.N.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:25 PM
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NASA/UN/TPTB/Hamas or whatever will not adopt it. No need to feel offended and rename Solomon.

Hebrew not so long ago (less then a century actually) was language for religious ceremonies only. In daily life Yiddish, Ladino or simply languages of countries were used. Then Zionism being just a branch of various Socialism movements tried to make a new Jew. Instead of monumental task of inventing new language and forcing Jews to speak it , "modernizing" Hebrew was chosen. Once again, Hebrew was a static language then. It froze in the same position it was more then thousand years ago and all new terms were lacking. So a whole academy was established to "Hebrewedize" (yes i can play with non-existing words too!!!!) words from foreign languages. Some words succeeded and public accepted them (like monit instead of taxi and such).Some failed.
You have to understand that it was a big deal in 50s-60s with Socialists in charge. Beatles were not allowed to play in Israel since only Hebrew songs could be sang there. I kid you not. Now this is much less actual, but the spirit still remains so naming planets in Hebrew is just a continuation of same line of thought.
By the way - rest of the planets already do have Hebrew names. Since those names were used long before Roman/Greek ones.
And NASA somehow dares to use other names. Tsk tsk tsk. We shall take over the world and force all to say Noga instead of Venus or Maadim instead of Mars. Pinky and The Brain - get to it.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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More appropriately it would be Oo-ra-nos... but that's just being pedantic.

Second line.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
By the way - rest of the planets already do have Hebrew names. Since those names were used long before Roman/Greek ones.
And NASA somehow dares to use other names. Tsk tsk tsk. We shall take over the world and force all to say Noga instead of Venus or Maadim instead of Mars. Pinky and The Brain - get to it.


I certainly hope you aren't saying the inner planets were historically named first in Hebrew.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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Wow, don't take this personally, people, but this thread has really made me lose hope for humanity. I know that most of society is functionally retarded, but I have held much higher assumptions for the intelligence of ATS members.

You guys realize that this will only effect what the Jews in ISRAEL call these planets, right?? The Jew's might have lots of influence, but the entire scientific community doesn't bow to them and worship their ancient language.

The planets will not be renamed. Only zionists will recognize the new names.

Many other languages have their own names for the planets, as well!

I really thought ATS people were smart enough to figure these things.


[edit on 31-12-2009 by seattletruth]



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:54 PM
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I do not say that Hebrew names were internationally accepted ones in ancient times, if that's what you imply. Nor do i say that Hebrew names were there before Egyptian/Babylonian/Sumerian ones, maybe they were even taken from one of those cultures - who knows. However i do say that in Hebrew names for those planets (not Uranus/Neptune) existed before Roman/Greek names.
By the way - Solomon is not exactly in Hebrew. It is not porckchops naturally, but in Hebrew it is Shlomo. So vengeance is yours, i suppose.



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