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p1: Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
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: Transitional Culture Worlds
p2: 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.
p8: 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”
p10: Edentia etymology: The specific, original and/or archetypal (E) edenic (eden) place (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “the (eden)ic place (-tia)”
Section 2: The System Sovereign
p1: 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)”
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”
p3: rebellion-tested appears twice. Note that these two appearances involve the highest and lowest levels of our super-mortal government to be affected by the rebellion.
(77:9.10) “The United Midwayers are a rebellion-tested corps, and they will faithfully enact their part in planetary evolution until this world attains the goal of the ages, until that distant day when in fact peace does reign on earth and in truth is there good will in the hearts of men.”
Section 3: The System Government
Section 4: The Four and Twenty Counselors
p1: With the help of a few other Urantia Book readers, your editor put together some quotes on the “signs of the times” and their possible relationship to the two eclipses we have crisscrossing the US over the next seven years on Aug. 21st, 2017 (Jesus birthday) and April 8, 2024 (the day between crucifixion and resurrection).
The research above have also been considered in connection to a document that has become known as the “Unity Treatise.”
p16: Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”
p18: Caligastia etymology: The one whose (capital “C,” specific) darkness (calig-) entirely (as) turns him into a non-person (-tia, normally used for impersonal names, instead of –ia, which would normally be used for a personal name). From Latin caliginosus “misty,” from caliginem (nom. caligo) “mistiness, darkness, fog, gloom.”Caligula was a Roman Emperor who succeeded Tiberius and whose uncontrolled passions resulted in manifest insanity; noted for his cruelty and tyranny; was assassinated.
By Chris Halvorson: “the one who is (-tia) entirely (as) darkenss (calig-) and no longer personal.”
p1: John the Revelator, used twice, is also found at 47:10.2. Book of Revelations appears twice in the same paragraph: 139:4.14. The other two instances of revelator are found at 112:5.11, in connection to those involved with the preparation of this epochal revelation, and at 119:8.7, regarding Michael’s role as a revelator of the Supreme. Revelators is used at 23:2.9,24 in describing revelators of truth, a role performed by Mighty Messengers, and at 101:4.2, where the direct knowledge of the revelators in preparing these Papers is contrasted with the inspired revelations.
p18: 1-2-3 the first is mentioned four times: (45:4.18), (77:8.2), (77:9.4,5), (114:3.2).
Section 5: The Material Sons
p6: Some time they hope to be granted virtually complete autonomy.: The one-word form is correct as the reference is to an indefinite point in time rather than to an indefinite period of time. (See Webster’s) Given the location of this word in the 1955 text — with a line break occurring between Some and time — it is possible that the original error was simply a missing end-of-line hyphen.
Section 6: Adamic Training of Ascenders
Section 7: The Melchizedek Schools
p6: Mota etymology by Chris Halvorson: “[inherent] motion (Mota–the transcendent harmonization of science, philosophy, and religion–is innately dynamic, moving.)”