Paper 96: Yahweh–God of the Hebrews/ /Melchizedek

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Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:

E. Washburn Hopkins, Ph.D., LL.D., Origin and Evolution of Religion (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1923) Wikipedia page: Hopkins.

Lewis Browne, This Believing World: A Simple Account of the Great Religions of Mankind (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1926) Wikipedia page: Browne.

“God,” by Right Rev. Arthur John Maclean, M.A., D.D., in Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible, edited by James Hastings, D.D. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909) Wikipedia page: Maclean.

“Israel,” by Rev. George A. Barton, A.M., Ph.D., in Hastings’ Dictionary of the Bible, edited by James Hastings, D.D. (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1909) Wikipedia page: Barton.

For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.

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.”

Semite etymology: 1847, “a Jew, Arab, Assyrian, or Aramaean” (an apparently isolated use from 1797 refers to the Semitic language group), back-formation from Semitic or else from French Sémite (1845), from Modern Latin Semita, from Late Latin Sem “Shem,” one of the three sons of Noah (Genesis x.21-30), regarded as the ancestor of the Semites (in old Bible-based anthropology), from Hebrew Shem. In modern sense said to have been first used by German historian August Schlözer in 1781.


p1Melchizedek etymology by Chris Halvorson: “Heb., the king (malki) of righteousness (tsedheq) = U.B., the primary righteous expression (of a local universe descending Son)”

p2Urantia 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: Deity Concepts Among the Semites


p2polytheism(istic) appears in eleven paragraphs: (5:4.2,9), (91:3.3), (92:6.17), (94:1.3), (95:2.2), (95:5.4), (96:1.2), (97:3.6), (104:1.9), (104:2.1).

p8Elohim is discussed in nine paragraphs: (96:1.8), (97:3.6), (97:9.17,19), (104:1.8), (142:3.6), (169:4.8,9,10).

Section 2: The Semitic Peoples


Section 3: The Matchless Moses


Section 4: The Proclamation of Yahweh

p6But none the less he sought to enlarge their concept…: The difference between “none the less” and “nonetheless” as followed throughout the 1955 text — except at this point — is thus: “None the less” is used where the meaning is a comparative roughly equivalent to “no less,” and the latter could be substituted without a change in meaning. “Nonetheless” is interchangeable with “nevertheless” and is used when the meaning approximates “even so.”

p9history of the Hebrews See the article “Why 1 & 2 Kings?” by Lester Grabbe, who founded and organized the European Seminar on Methodology in Israel’s History for 17 year.


Section 5: The Teachings of Moses


Section 6: The God Concept After Moses’ Death

p4Touching: Here, as well as in all 30 occurrences of “touching” in the KJV, where this quote comes from, viz. Job 37:23, is of course used as a preposition meaning “regarding”, “concerning”. The same applies to the usage in 2:1.1.


Section 7: Psalms and the Book of Job

p9Nebadon 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”


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