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Friday, 4 October 2013

A to Z..



From Alpha to Omega..(the hair)
A is easy..
The ox



But which letter is Omega?

Well, B looks like a promising candidate:

House
Tent..
Birthing hut
Close up of the symbol for the Goddess, Ninhursaga, on a Kassite boundary stone.

Omega 'womb' or 'sacred enclosure' symbol..
The sacred birthing hut.


Who were the Kassites?

They laid down the foundations of 'Babylon'..
The Enuma Elish- the story of Marduk's triumph over Terthys Tiamat.

About Omega being Bet?

Said V..Unless it has a dot in it
Then it is B.

Most people prefer to see it as the last letter of the alphabet, Tav.
But Tav is just a cross...



Tav itself is meaningless in a Mesopotamian, Canaanite context- as far as I can tell!

It comes to represent the word truth.

Which may link it to Jesus?
"I am the way, the truth...".

Wiki tells me:
In Jewish mythology it was the word emet that was carved into the head of the golem which ultimately gave it life. But when the letter aleph was erased from the golem's forehead, what was left was "met"—dead. And so the golem died.

And:
Ezekiel 9:4 depicts a vision in which the tav plays a Passover role similar to the blood on the lintel and doorposts of a Hebrew home in Egypt. In Ezekiel’s vision, the Lord has his angels separate the demographic wheat from the chaff by going through Jerusalem, the capital city of ancient Israel, and inscribing a mark, a tav, “upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.”

And the significance of all this is?
The Canaanite 'Phoenician' scripts seems to contain elements of North Mesopotamian and African Berber.

Via Aramaic it became Hebrew...
Via Greek- English.



Eventually!

Canaan, multiculturalism!