p1: 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”
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”
p3: Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”
p4: Vorondadek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the very (vor-) father (da) – like (on) expression (-dek), paralleling the designation “Constellation Father”.” “-dek < Heb., -dheq = noun-forming suffix (cf., -ness)”
p5: Lanonandek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the no-longer (lan) one (an) – like (on) expression (-dek), referring to the diverse and nonunity nature of Lanonandeks, in descending comparison to Vorondadeks” “-dek < Heb., -dheq = noun-forming suffix (cf., -ness)”
Section 1: The Father Melchizedek
p2: Gabriel and the Father Melchizedek are never away from Salvington at the same time: They were apparently away at the same time on the Mount of Transfiguration. See 158:1.6,7.
Section 2: The Melchizedek Sons
p2: 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”
p6: See Behzad (Robert) Sarmast’s study on Magisterial Missions.
Section 3: The Melchizedek Worlds
p5: Morontia etymology: In general (m) material substance (mor) is like (on) this thing (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “that which is (-tia) akin to (on) matter (mor)”
Note also: mor–Danish origin 1930’s, refering to humus formed under acidic conditions.
Section 4: Special Work of the Melchizedeks
p2: Edentia etymology: The specific, original and/or archetypal (E) edenic (eden) place (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “the (eden)ic place (-tia)”
For Biblical cross-references: click here.
Section 5: The Vorondadek Sons
p7: en banc: As a group, particularly with respect to a legal decision rendered by all of the judges sitting on a court, rather than by a smaller panel of judges from that court.
Section 6: The Constellation Fathers
p5: Norlatiadek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the northern (nor) law (la) place (-tia) with Melchize(dek) identification, referring to the legislative activities at the constellation level and the presence of the special Melchizedek schools in this constellation, and implying that this constellation is in the northern regions of the local universe of Nebadon.”
Section 7: The Vorondadek Worlds
p2: 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 8: The Lanonandek Sons
Section 9: The Lanonandek Rulers
p1: Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
Section 10: The Lanonandek Worlds
p2: Ensa etymology by Chris Halvorson: “-a = L. noun suffix (first declensiion, nominative) = U.B., general noun suffix, used to indicate teh additional specific meanings of the coined name (shown in brackets below)” “ens = abstract being, existence in teh most general sense” “the [level of] being (The minor sector level is where ascending mortals learn about the true foundation of “being”, how reality is fundamentally grounded by the physical universe of universes.)”