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Message 10 of 120 (291318)
03-01-2006 6:24 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by Nuggin
03-01-2006 6:23 PM


Re: Egyptians, hermaphrodites, similar but not the same
well, god did make BOTH man and woman in his image.


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Message 12 of 120 (291352)
03-01-2006 10:42 PM
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Re: Egyptians, hermaphrodites, similar but not the same
The Feminine aspect of God is called the Shekhina.

which reminds me. leonard nimoy should stick to acting. no offense, leonard, but get a tripod.

i've heard a bunch of different interpretations of shekinah, some more of a "holy spirit" or presence of god idea. i think qabalists say that the male god is malevolent, and the female benevolent. or something.


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Message 20 of 120 (677549)
10-30-2012 3:03 PM
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03-01-2006 5:56 PM


shadows, etc.
Modulus writes:

shadow in Hebrew is tselem, which is translated as 'in his own image' in Genesis. Though that's probably heresy

"shadow" is צֵל. "image/idol/photograph" is צלם (depending on vowels). they are almost certainly related words, but it's not quite accurate to say one is the other.

god making man in his own image is P's reinterpretation of J's much more direct symbolism, where yahweh literally breathes into the man's nose to make him alive. instead of the man containing the very essence of god, man is now a "shadow" of god. P is reworking a much larger J creation epic, of which we only have a small portion left, condensing and sanitizing J's scandalous assertions.

He provided Adam with male genitalia because He knew that He would later create Eve.

there's the interpretation that adam was a hermaphrodite, and that god split adam, but that comes from a conflation of the two separate stories.

Edited by arachnophilia, : link fail


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Message 21 of 120 (677550)
10-30-2012 3:08 PM
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Re: Egyptians, hermaphrodites, similar but not the same
Modulous writes:

Or perhaps it was one of the famous jewish puns?

probably, yes. more accurately, it's "rib" or "side". the idea being that woman was taken from man's side, only to return to it (as man was taken from the dirt, and returns to the dirt).

That way leads to madness, amateurs should stay away from trying to figure out Hebrew (or indeed, make stuff up).

truer words have not been spoken.


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