p0: Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”
Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:
“Melchizedek,” in Dr. William Smith’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volume III, Marriage to Regum, Revised and Edited by Professor H. B. Hackett, D.D. et al. (Boston: Houghlin, Mifflin and Co., 1870) Wikipedia page.
“Abraham,” in Dr. William Smith’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volume I, A to Gennesaret, Land of, Revised and Edited by Professor H. B. Hackett, D.D. et al. (Boston: Houghlin, Mifflin and Co., 1870)
p2: 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.”
Section 1: The Machiventa Incarnation
p2: See Behzad (Robert) Sarmast’s study on Magisterial Missions.
Edentia etymology: The specific, original and/or archetypal (E) edenic (eden) place (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “the (eden)ic place (-tia)”
p3: 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 Sage of Salem
p5: metric conversion: “. . . being almost 1.8 m in height and possessing a commanding presence.”
Section 3: Melchizedek’s Teachings
p2: 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.”
Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
p3: 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)”
p4: Havona etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new heaven” (Rev:21.1).” “-a = L. noun suffix (first declension, nominative) = U.B., general noun suffix, used to indicate the additional specific meanings of the coined name”
Section 4: The Salem Religion
Note that the seven commandments are all expressed in the negative, even ones that could have easily been reworded in a positive way. Consider why the evolutionary process starts with teaching boundaries– commandments about how to not cause trouble rather than commandments to actually go about doing good. Compare with 66:7–the Dalamatia teachings (pre rebellion) were also all negative.
Section 5: The Selection of Abraham
p7: Egypt A research paper titled “Ancient Egyptian mummy genomes suggest an increase of Sub-Saharan African ancestry in post-Roman periods” was published by Nature Communications in 2017. From the abstract: “The samples recovered from Middle Egypt span around 1,300 years of ancient Egyptian history from the New Kingdom to the Roman Period. Our analyses reveal that ancient Egyptians shared more ancestry with Near Easterners than present-day Egyptians, who received additional sub-Saharan admixture in more recent times. This analysis establishes ancient Egyptian mummies as a genetic source to study ancient human history and offers the perspective of deciphering Egypt’s past at a genome-wide level.”
p8: vows See 89:3.1 “Renunciation came as the next step in religious evolution; fasting was a common practice. Soon it became the custom to forgo many forms of physical pleasure, especially of a sexual nature. The ritual of the fast was deeply rooted in many ancient religions and has been handed down to practically all modern theologic systems of thought.”
Section 6: Melchizedek’s Covenant with Abraham
Section 7: The Melchizedek Missionaries
p2: Lake Van The Wikipedia page: Van, Turkey provides some information on Lake Van and the ancient Urartu civilization. Also see Wikipedia page: Urartu. See 2017 National Geographic video showing discovery of underwater castle in Lake Van, possibly from the Urartu civilization.
p3: See Topical Study: Mother Cults.
Section 8: Departure Of Melchizedek
Section 9: After Melchizedek’s Departure
p3,4: Abimelech is mentioned three times, also at 126:1.2.
Section 10: Present Status of Machiventa Melchizedek
p1: See Behzad (Robert) Sarmast’s study on Magisterial Missions.
p6: 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.”
p7: 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.”
p8: See The Lucifer Rebellion: Adjudication Time Frame by Chuck Thurston.