Matthew Block suggests that the following authors were influential in writing of this Paper and has prepared a parallel chart:
Daniel A. Poling, Between Two Worlds: The Romance of Jesus (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1931) Wikipedia page: Poling.
David Smith, M.A., D.D., Our Lord’s Earthly Life (New York: George H. Doran Company, 1925)
David Smith, M.A., D.D., The Days of His Flesh: The Earthly Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Eighth Edition, Revised (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1910)
Rev. Alfred Edersheim, M.A.Oxon, D.D., Ph.D., The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (Volume Two) (New York: Longman, Green, & Co., Eighth Edition, Revised, 1899) Hathi Trust Digital Library copy, V.1. Hathi Trust Digital Library copy, V.2.Wikipedia page: Edersheim.
Wm. Arnold Stevens and Ernest Dewitt Burton, A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study: An Analytical Synopsis of the Four Gospels (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1904, 1932) Archive.org copy.
John Baillie, M.A., D.Litt., The Place of Jesus Christ in Modern Christianity (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1929) Wikipedia page: Baillie.
For Biblical cross-references for all Sections: click here.
Section 1: The Burial of Jesus
UB readers Stephen Shanahan and Martin McBurney seem to have discovered the site of Jesus’ home and tomb. Here’s an excerpt from a book by Joanna Kujawa about the discovery, Jerusalem Diary: Searching For The Tomb And House Of Jesus.
p1: metric conversion: “They carried the body into the tomb, a chamber about 3 m², where they hurriedly prepared it for burial.”
Section 2: Safeguarding the Tomb
Section 3: During the Sabbath Day
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”
p11: 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.
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”
p12: 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.”
p14: 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.”
Jerusem etymology by Chris Halvorson: “the “new Jerusalem” (Rev:21.2).
p15: Edentia etymology: The specific, original and/or archetypal (E) edenic (eden) place (-tia).
By Chris Halvorson: “the (eden)ic place (-tia)”
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 4: Meaning of the Death on the Cross
Source Authors of The Urantia Book by J. T. Manning suggests that The Place of Jesus Christ in Modern Christianity by John Baillie (pp. 150-184) was influential in the writing of Sections 4 and 5.
p1: World of the Cross appears four times. Note that no two instances have the same punctuation. Apparently, this issue never came to the attention of the Standard Reference Text Committee: (20:6.6) as “the world of the cross.” (57:8.6) as the “world of the cross.” (119:8.8) bestowal, the World of the Cross. (188:4.1) as the “World of the Cross.”
p3: archdeceivers See archdeceiver 53:9.2.
Section 5: Lessons from the Cross
See note in Section 4 re: John Baillie.
p9: death of the cross appears twice: (128:1.6), (188:5.9).