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p1: Urantia etymology by Chris Halvorson: “specific: Urantia = (y)our heavenly place (i.e., in the cosmos)” “-tia = noun-forming suffix < -t- of L. past participle stem + -ia (cf., -tion and -ion)” “U.B.: “-tia” is indicative of impersonal, while “-ia” is more personal”
Section 1: Michael of Nebadon
p0: Nebadon etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the first (a) nebular (neb-) upland (don) (The local universe level is the local upland relative to the lowlands where mortals begin their ascension careers in the Milky Way spiral nebula.).” “don < O.E., dun = n., down = upland”
Section 2: The Sovereign of Nebadon
p3: See Topical Study: Is The Urantia Book “gay friendly?”
p5: Uversa etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the hub of the superuniverse that is the seventh expression of triune pattern (“U” is the 21st letter of the alphabet, and 21 equals 7 times 3. Hence, the headquarters worlds of the other superuniverses are Cversa, Fversa, Iversa, Lversa, Oversa, and Rversa. The “U” notation is also used in “Umajor the fifth” and “Uminor the third”.)” “versa = L., focus, hub (see endnote entitled “Versa”)”
masculine: metrical sequence of words (He wrote a verse.); also, versus (plaintiff versus defendant); feminine: poetical character (She wrote in verse.); also, vice versa (vice = in the place of another + versa = focus, hub)
“Versa is the nondirectional aspect of “a turning”, that is, the hub; while versus is the directional aspect, the rotation.”
Section 3: The Universe Son and Spirit
p4-7: See Topical Study: Is The Urantia Book “gay friendly?”
70:5 The Evolution of Human Government: The Beginnings of Government
84:7 Marriage and Family Life: The Ideals of Family, especially 84:7.8 “Human society would be greatly improved if the civilized races would more generally return to the family-council practices of the Andites. They did not maintain the patriarchal or autocratic form of family government. They were very brotherly and associative, freely and frankly discussing every proposal and regulation of a family nature.”
p5: obedience: Compare with 8:1.7, where the Infinite Spirit is said to have created the Havona worlds in “obedience to the combined concepts and united wills of the Father and the Son.”
p5: fidelity is used seven times: (17:6.5), (22:2.2), (36:5.8), (83:8.8), (117:7.7), (140:8.20).
p6: Compare with (84:7.29) “Human society would be greatly improved if the civilized races would more generally return to the family-council practices of the Andites. They did not maintain the patriarchal or autocratic form of family government. They were very brotherly and associative, freely and frankly discussing every proposal and regulation of a family nature. They were ideally fraternal in all their family government. In an ideal family filial and parental affection are both augmented by fraternal devotion.”
Section 4: Gabriel The Chief Executive
Section 5: The Trinity Ambassadors
Section 6: General Administration
p2: Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”
p9: Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
Section 7: The Courts of Nebadon
p4: Orvonton etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the out-dwelling town (The superuniverse domain is the dwelling place for ascending mortals that is outside of the local universe domain, and the seventh Paradise satellite of the Infinite Spirit is the hometown for “the reunions of the struggles and triumphs of the ascendant career” [17:1.9].).” “ton < O.E., tun = town” “or- = O.E., out” “von < M.E., wone = dwelling, dwelling place, domain”
Section 8: The Legislative and Executive Functions