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Shaming in order to make Same.

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I have actually been thinking about this for a while.  The word Allah was a Generic word for God, it was not a specific personal deity.  In ancient times it was a pagan deity.  Mohammed rebranded the term already in use because it was a widely recognized name for God IN GENERAL what Mohammed did was he ENSOULED it with a different spirit.  What was that spirit?  Based on my research occult, philological, psycholinguistic, exegetical, and hermeneutical, in nature, I have arrived at the conclusion that he ensouled or rebranded a generic name for god with an evil Jinn known as an Ifrit.

Theodore Shoebat wrote a pretty good article that confirms many of my suspicions when I was finalizing my research on the topic today. (http://shoebat.com/2012/09/13/the-oldest-reference-to-allah/) The fact of the matter is that no prophet of god, including Jesus Christ, ever spoke poorly of Wise King Solomon, who is also the namesake of my spiritual name, “Shivah Solomon or Shivastus Solomonicus”

I suspect that Solomon had to learn about other gods in order to make one Nation in which all people could live together in peace, and in order to do that he had to understand how everybody thought, what compelled them.  In order to create a sustainable society some people had to be shamed in order to make them the same.  *Shem* (Hebrew: שֵם,) “renown; prosperity; name”   the term Semitic (from the biblical “Shem”, Hebrew: שם‎)

Sibilance is a manner of articulation of fricative and affricate consonants, made by directing a stream of air with the tongue towards the sharp edge of the teeth (Trident = 3 teeth,ש,Ψ )The meaning of the word Shin is 3 fold. Its meaning is tooth, ivory, and to replace. – See more at: http://www.yeshshem.com/shin-page.htm#sthash.VZ85dkPn.dpufExamples
of sibilants are the consonants at the beginning of the English words sip, zip, ship, chip, and Jeep, and the second consonant in vision.
A shibboleth (which is the etymology of the word sibilance) is a word or custom whose variations in pronunciation or style can be used to differentiate members of ingroups from those of outgroups. Within the mindset of the ingroup, a connotation or value judgment of correct/incorrect or superior/inferior can be ascribed to the two variants.
Recorded in the Book of Judges, chapter 12, after the inhabitants of Gilead inflicted a military defeat upon the tribe of Ephraim (around 1370–1070 BCE), the surviving Ephraimites tried to cross the Jordan River back into their home territory and the Gileadites secured the river’s fords to stop them. In order to identify and kill these refugees, the Gileadites told each refugee to say the word shibboleth. The Ephramite dialect did not contain the “sh” sound and so those who pronounced the word as sibboleth were identified as Ephramites and killed.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibboleth

IN ORDER TO MAKE TWO THINGS THE SAME THAT ARE NOT EQUAL ONE OF THEM YOU HAVE TO SHAME.  The bible was written in Jewish Exegesis which means real names were often not used this is why there is no record of a King by the name of “Solomon” his name derives directly from Shalom which means Peace, as he was the King of Peace.  Representing, the sephiroth Chesed, and the Planet Jupiter also associated with Zeus, and the Namesake of the Chassidim.

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Same ness (poem)

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THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF LINGUISTIC POETRY WRITTEN BY JOXUA LUXOR, HE IS A PHILOLOGIST AND A LINGUISTIC PHILOSOPHER, THIS POEM IS WRITTEN AS A MEMORY PEG DEVICE TO SHOW HOW HISTORICAL LEAVE TRACES IN THE EVOLUTION OF OUR LANGUAGE:

Wise King Solomon, the king of peace, made them the same, he gave them a new name, the Same-ites but in order to do that one of them he had to shame.  

Those who can respect the authority of reason on the right, those that only respect violence on the left, one of them sinister, one of them righteous.  The sheep get the Shepherd’s Crook the goats get the flail.  

As it was then, so it is again.  They can not atone, because they are not at one, which is why they can not attune, their attention is in the wrong place. 

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They demand to hear gods real name, Shemhamphorasch, but they are deaf to it, it singes their ears.  they are incapable of accepting their status in life.  

They cling to their sibboleths and we to our shibboleths, a man cannot slave for too masters, for either one serves  The Goddess of Reason, or one slaves for Mammon. It is a sisibilantie that binds. Sibil disobedience. 

Two brothers apparently alike in form but completely different in spirit.  

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AT THIS POINT JOXUA WILL POST SOME DEFINITIONS TO CLARIFY HIS CRYPTIC, VAGUE, AND ESOTERIC REFERENCES:

Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) (Sephardic Hebrew/Israeli Hebrew: shalom; Ashkenazi Hebrew/Yiddish: sholom, sholem, sholoim, shulem) is a Hebrew word meaning peace, completeness, prosperity, and welfare and can be used idiomatically to mean bothhello and goodbye.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shalom

 

SolomonLook up Solomon at Dictionary.commasc. proper name, Biblical name of David’s son, king of Judah and Israel and wisest of all men, from Greek Solomon, from Hebrew Sh’lomoh, from shelomo “peaceful,” from shalom “peace.” The Arabic form is Suleiman. The common medieval form was Salomon (Vulgate, Tyndale, Douai); Solomon was used in Geneva Bible and KJV. Used allusively for “a wise ruler” since 1550s. Related: Solomonic; Solomonian. The Solomon Islands were so named 1568 by Spanish explorers in hopeful expectation of having found the source of the gold brought to King Solomon in I Kings ix:29.  http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Solomon

 

In linguistics and ethnology, Semitic (from the BiblicalShem“, Hebrew: שם‎) was first used to refer to a language family ofWest Asian origin, now called the Semitic languages. This family includes the ancient and modern forms of Ahlamu, Akkadian,Amharic, Ammonite, Amorite, Arabic, Aramaic/Syriac, Canaanite (Phoenician/Carthaginian/Hebrew), Chaldean, Eblaite,Edomite, Ge’ez, Old South Arabian, Modern South Arabian, Maltese, Mandaic, Moabite, Sutean, Tigre and Tigrinya, andUgaritic, among others.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic_people

 

Shem (Hebrew: שֵם, ModernShemTiberianŠēm ; Greek: ΣημSēm; Ge’ez: ሴም, Sēm; “renown; prosperity; name”; Arabic:سامSām) was one of the sons of Noah in the Hebrew Bible as well as in Islamic literature. He is popularly regarded as the eldest son, though some regard him as the second son. According to some Rabbinic traditions, Shem was born without a foreskin (aposthia); which may indicate a basis for circumcision that predates the covenant of Abraham.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shem

 

A shibboleth (/ˈʃɪbəlɛθ/[1] or /ˈʃɪbələθ/[2]) is a word or custom whose variations in pronunciation or style can be used to differentiate members of ingroups from those of outgroups. Within the mindset of the ingroup, a connotation or value judgment of correct/incorrect or superior/inferior can be ascribed to the two variants.

 

Gilead then cut Ephraim off from the fords of the Jordan, and whenever Ephraimite fugitives said, ‘Let me cross,’ the men of Gilead would ask, ‘Are you an Ephraimite?’ If he said, ‘No,’ they then said, ‘Very well, say “Shibboleth” (שבלת).’ If anyone said, “Sibboleth” (סבלת), because he could not pronounce it, then they would seize him and kill him by the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites were killed on this occasion.

Judges 12:5–6, NJB  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibboleth
 
Sibilance is a manner of articulation of fricative and affricateconsonants, made by directing a stream of air with the tongue towards the sharp edge of the teeth, which are held close together; a consonant that uses sibilance may be called a sibilant. Examples of sibilants are the consonants at the beginning of the English words sip, zip, ship, chip, and Jeep, and the second consonant in vision. The symbols in theInternational Phonetic Alphabet used to denote the sibilant sounds in these words are, respectively, [s] [z] [ʃ] [tʃ] [dʒ] [ʒ]. (The sounds [tʃ] [dʒ], as in chip and Jeep, are affricates; the rest are fricatives.) Sibilants have a characteristically intense sound, which accounts for their non-linguistic use in getting one’s attention (e.g. calling someone using “psst!” or quieting someone using “shhhh!”).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibilant
 
The Cult of Reason (French: Culte de la Raison)a was a belief system established in France and intended as a replacement for Christianity during the French Revolution.[1]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_Reason
 
Mammon /ˈmæmən/, in the New Testament of the Bible, is material wealth or greed, most often personified as a deity, and sometimes included in the seven princes of Hell.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammon
 
Early mentions of Mammon appear to stem from the personification in the Gospels, e.g., Didascalia, “Do solo Mammona cogitant, quorum Deus est sacculus”; and Saint Augustine, “Lucrum Punice Mammon dicitur” (Serm. on Mt., ii). Gregory of Nyssa also asserted that Mammon was another name for Beelzebub.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammon
 
Beelzebul claims to cause destruction through tyrants, to cause demons to be worshipped among men, to excite priests to lust, to cause jealousies in cities and murders, and to bring on war.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beelzebub#Testament_of_Solomon
 

An Ifrit is mentioned in the Qur’an, Sura An-Naml (27:39-40):

An ifrit (strong one) from the jinn said: “I will bring it to you before you rise from your place. And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work.” One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: “I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!” Then when Solomon saw it placed before him, he said: “This is by the Grace of my Lord – to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! And whoever is grateful, truly, his gratitude is for (the good of) his ownself; and whoever is ungrateful, (he is ungrateful only for the loss of his ownself). Certainly my Lord is Rich (Free of all needs), Bountiful.  

 

The Ifrits are in a class of infernal Jinn noted for their strength and cunning. An ifrit is an enormous winged creature of fire, either male or female, who lives underground and frequents ruins. Ifrits live in a society structured along ancient Arab tribal lines, complete with kings, tribes, and clans. They generally marry one another, but they can also marry humans.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ifrit

 

 

 
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Rabbi Ba’al Shivah explains more mysteries of religious history.

 

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THIS COMES AS A RESPONSE TO A QUESTION POSED MY BY OOGENHAND.

http://oogenhand.wordpress.com/

I had this brainstorm last night.  A lot of you don’t know that I have for the last 2 years had this experience of awakening what I refer to as my cellular memory, I think many people mistake this experience for past lives.  My mind works in bizarre ways and kind of does things on it’s own looking for patterns and going over and over what I know.  Well, last night I got all of this information downloaded or maybe uploaded to me about the separation of the Jewish Identity from the Babylonian mentality of the current day Persians and Muslims.  

The Persians were arrogant, totalitarian, tyrannical, superior, and supremacist, they wanted to rule the world and force or manipulate everybody’s participation.  What we now call the “jews” were originally the scribes, and they recorded the history of the Babylonians, they were more intelligent and they had memory, and they studied history.  

Thoth Ok

Thoth (/ˈθθ/ or /ˈtt/; from Greek Θώθ thṓth, from Egyptianḏḥwty, perhaps pronounced */tʃʼiħautiː/ or */ɟiħautiː/, depending on the phonological interpretation of Egyptian’s emphatic consonants) was one of the deities of theEgyptian pantheon. In art, he was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, animals sacred to him. His feminine counterpart was Seshat, and his wife was Ma’at.[1  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoth

 

In Islam, the Devil is known as Iblīs (Arabic: إبليس‎, plural: ابالسةabālisah) or Shayṭān (Arabic: شيطان‎, plural: شياطينshayāṭīn), born under the name Azazel. In Islam Iblis is a jinni who refused to bow to Adam.

The primary characteristic of the Devil, besides hubris, is that he has no power other than the power to cast evil suggestions into humans and jinn, although the Quran mentions appointing jinn to assist those who are far from God in a general context. “We made the evil ones friends (only) to those without faith.”[1]

Being smarter than the slave class that couldn’t read or write and had no recollection of history because the priest class told them what to do there was an ideation, a disagreement.  It occured to me that the word idiot actually goes back to ideate.  

Definition of IDEATE

transitive verb
:  to form an idea or conception of
intransitive verb
:  to form an idea

idea (n.) Look up idea at Dictionary.comlate 14c., “archetype of a thing in the mind of God; Platonic `idea,'” from Latin idea “idea,” and in Platonic philosophy “archetype,” from Greek idea “ideal prototype,” literally “the look of a thing (as opposed to the reality); form; kind, sort, nature,” from idein “to see,” from PIE *wid-es-ya-, suffixed form of root *weid- “to see” (seevision). Sense of “result of thinking” first recorded 1640s.  http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=idea

What this did was it created a division between the two people and there was an otherization, a violent separation of sense of self, like a mitosis of identity.  Whereas before there was only we and us now there was also “you” or Jew.  

• Yahoo

  1. (n.) Hence, any brutish or vicious character.
  2. (n.) A raw countryman; a lout; a greenhorn.
  3. (n.) One of a race of filthy brutes in Swifts “Gullivers Travels.” See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

http://hamariweb.com/dictionaries/yahood_arabic-meanings.aspx

It seems that this pattern, throughout history repeats over and over with the same people.  The western mind and the eastern mind are completely incompatible and they cannot be successfully mixed, because in order for them to mix, the stupid arrogant people would have to humble themselves and stop trying to dominate and control the smart people and at the same time, they would actually have to submit and recognize the superiority of the other to themselves, which they refuse to do, this is also a recurring theme in the bible.  

Joseph Sold into Egypt

oh, hai, i had a dream that I was special and would do great things one day…

THROw YOUR BROTHER IN THE PIT AND SELL HIM INTO SLAVERY!!!

Let’s see….can we think of any group of people that believed in human slavery for, I don’t know, maybe since human civilization began?  😉  

A shibboleth (/ˈʃɪbəlɛθ/[1] or /ˈʃɪbələθ/[2]) is a word or custom whose variations in pronunciation or style can be used to differentiate members of ingroups from those of outgroups. Within the mindset of the ingroup, a connotation or value judgment of correct/incorrect or superior/inferior can be ascribed to the two variants.

 

Gilead then cut Ephraim off from the fords of the Jordan, and whenever Ephraimite fugitives said, ‘Let me cross,’ the men of Gilead would ask, ‘Are you an Ephraimite?’ If he said, ‘No,’ they then said, ‘Very well, say “Shibboleth” (שבלת).’ If anyone said, “Sibboleth” (סבלת), because he could not pronounce it, then they would seize him and kill him by the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites were killed on this occasion.

Judges 12:5–6, NJB     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibboleth
 
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Sibilance is a manner of articulation of fricative and affricateconsonants, made by directing a stream of air with the tongue towards the sharp edge of the teeth, which are held close together; a consonant that uses sibilance may be called a sibilant. Examples of sibilants are the consonants at the beginning of the English words sip, zip, ship, chip, and Jeep, and the second consonant in vision. The symbols in theInternational Phonetic Alphabet used to denote the sibilant sounds in these words are, respectively, [s] [z] [ʃ] [tʃ] [dʒ] [ʒ]. (The sounds [tʃ] [dʒ], as in chip and Jeep, are affricates; the rest are fricatives.) Sibilants have a characteristically intense sound, which accounts for their non-linguistic use in getting one’s attention (e.g. calling someone using “psst!” or quieting someone using “shhhh!”).
 

In linguistics and ethnology, Semitic (from the BiblicalShem“, Hebrew: שם‎, translated as “name”) was first used to refer to alanguage family of West Asian origin, now called the Semitic languages. This family includes the ancient and modern forms ofAhlamu, Akkadian (Assyrian-Babylonian), Amharic, Ammonite, Amorite, Arabic, Aramaic/Syriac, Canaanite(Phoenician/Carthaginian/Hebrew), Chaldean, Eblaite, Edomite, Ge’ez, Maltese, Mandaic, Moabite, Sutean, Tigre andTigrinya, and Ugaritic, among others.

As language studies are interwoven with cultural studies, the term also came to describe the extended cultures andethnicities, as well as the history of these varied peoples as associated by close geographic and linguistic distribution.[1]Today, the word “Semite” may be used to refer to any member of any of a number of peoples of ancient Southwestern Asiadescent including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews (Jews), Arabs, and their descendants.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semite

 

Ephraim/ˈfrəm/;[1] (Hebrew: אֶפְרַיִם/אֶפְרָיִם, StandardEfráyimTiberianʾEp̄ráyim/ʾEp̄rāyim) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the second son of Joseph and Asenath. Asenath was an Egyptian woman whom Pharaoh gave to Joseph as wife, and the daughter of Potipherah, a priest of On. (Genesis 41:50-52) Ephraim was born in Egypt before the arrival of thechildren of Israel from Canaan. (Genesis 48:5)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephraim

 

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“All antiquity believed …in a Mediator or Redeemer, by means of whom the Evil Principle was to be overcome and the Supreme Deity reconciled to His creatures. The belief was general that he was to be born of a virgin and suffer a painful death. The Hindus called him Krishna; the Chinese, Kioun-tse; the Persians, Sosiosch; the Scandinavians, Balder; the Christians, Jesus; the Masons, Hiram

Pirtle, The [Masonic] Kentucky Monitor 14,15

 

The legend tells us that one day, whilst worshipping the Grand Architect of the Universe (GAOTU) within the Holy of Holies, Hiram was attacked by three ruffians, (called ‘Jubela’, ‘Jubelo’ & ‘Jubelum’ and known collectively as ‘The Juwes’) who demanded the “Master’s word”, that is, the secret name of God.

The first ruffian, named Jubela, struck Hiram across the throat with a 24 inch gauge. The second ruffian, named Jubelo, struck Hiram’s breast, over the heart, with a square.   The third ruffian, named Jubelum, struck Hiram upon the forehead with a gavel, whereupon Hiram fell dead. His blood, therefore, was shed within the temple.

http://www.christian-restoration.com/fmasonry/hiram.htm

 

The Samaritans are adherents of Samaritanism, an Abrahamic religion closely related to Judaism. Based on theSamaritan Pentateuch,[3] Samaritans say that their worship is the true religion of the ancient Israelites prior to theBabylonian Exile, preserved by those who remained in the Land of Israel, as opposed to Judaism, which they say is a related but altered and amended religion, brought back by those returning from the Babylonian exile.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samaritans

 

 

 

Rabbi Ba’al Shiva connects the dots from the Battle of Thermopylae to Gideon.

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Is the bible true?  Yes, but not literally.  From my perspective it is a mythological allegory for real historical events.  Not only did the people writing the bible not take it literally, they weren’t the same people.  Some of the Books of the Bible have Persian words, Israel was continually being reconquered by Persia and then re educated and then escaping yet again.  The Bible tells a story of a struggle to once and for all be free of the corrupt relationship with this tyrannical eastern force.  Often times these people had to tell their stories in a concealed metaphorical way so that other parties would not be directly offended, but at the same time the truth of the matter could be ferreted out with study and meditation.

Pardes (Jewish exegesis)

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Pardes refers to (types of) approaches to biblical exegesis in rabbinic Judaism (or – simpler – interpretation of text inTorah study). The term, sometimes also spelled PaRDeS, is an acronym formed from the name initials of the following four approaches:

  • Peshat (פְּשָׁט) — “plain” (“simple”) or the direct meaning.[1]
  • Remez (רֶמֶז) — “hints” or the deep (allegoric: hidden or symbolic) meaning beyond just the literal sense.
  • Derash (דְּרַשׁ) — from Hebrew darash: “inquire” (“seek”) — the comparative (midrashic) meaning, as given through similar occurrences.
  • Sod (סוֹד) (pronounced with a long O as in ‘bone’) — “secret” (“mystery”) or the esoteric/mystical meaning, as given through inspiration or revelation.

We know that the Jews Hellenized and absorbed the Greek Culture and philosophy.

Hellenistic Judaism

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hellenistic Judaism was a form of Judaism in the ancient world that combined Jewish religious tradition with elements of Greek culture. Until the fall of the Roman Empire and the Muslim conquests of the Eastern Mediterranean, the main centers of Hellenistic Judaism were Alexandria (Egypt) and Antioch (Northern Syria—now Turkey), the two main Greek urban settlements of the Middle East and North Africa area, both founded at the end of the 4th century BCE in the wake of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Hellenistic Judaism also existed in Jerusalem during the Second Temple Period, where there was conflict between Hellenizers and traditionalists (sometimes called Judaizers).

The major literary product of the contact of Second Temple Judaism and Hellenistic culture is the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew Bible from Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic to Koiné Greek, specifically, Jewish Koiné Greek.

The decline of Hellenistic Judaism started in the 2nd century CE, and its causes are still not fully understood. It may be that it was eventually marginalized by, partially absorbed into or became progressively the Koiné-speaking core of “Early Christianity” centered around Antioch and its “universalist” tradition — see most notably Paul of Tarsus and Judaismand the Abrogation of Old Covenant laws.

I am going to tell you an interesting little story, and point out some similarities that you might not have noticed before.

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Battle of Thermopylae

 

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The Battle of Thermopylae (/θərˈmɒpɨl/ thər-mop-i-leeGreekΜάχη τῶν ΘερμοπυλῶνMachē tōn Thermopylōn) was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas of Sparta, and thePersian Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days, during the second Persian invasion of Greece. It took place simultaneously with the naval battle at Artemisium, in August or September 480 BC, at the narrow coastal pass of Thermopylae (‘The Hot Gates’). The Persian invasion was a delayed response to the defeat of the first Persian invasion of Greece, which had been ended by the Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC. Xerxes had amassed a huge army and navy, and set out to conquer all of Greece. The Athenian generalThemistocles had proposed that the allied Greeks block the advance of the Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae, and simultaneously block the Persian navy at the Straits of Artemisium.

The Battle of Thermopylae was a real event.  it is taught in Millitary History.

Military history

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Military history is a humanities discipline within the scope of general historical recording of armed conflict in the history of humanity, and its impact on the societies, their cultures, economies and changing intra and international relationships.

Professional historians normally focus on military affairs that had a major impact on the societies involved as well as the aftermath of conflicts, while amateur historians and hobbyists often take a larger interest in the details of battles, equipment and uniforms in use.

The essential subjects of military history study are the causes of war, the social and cultural foundations, military doctrine on each side, the logistics, leadership, technology, strategy, and tactics used, and how these changed over time. On the other hand, Just War Theory explores the moral dimensions of warfare, and to better limit the destructive reality caused by war, seeks to establish a doctrine of military ethics.

Now it appears that the book of Judges was written before the battle of Thermopylae, if sources can be trusted.  So the Question arises was the book of Judges the inspiration for the battle of Thermopylae?

Judges 7:

The Lord said to Gideon, “The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ Now therefore proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is fearful and trembling, let him return home and hurry away from Mount Gilead.’” Then 22,000 of the people returned, and 10,000 remained.

And the Lord said to Gideon, “The people are still too many. Take them down to the water, and I will test them for you there, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall go with you,’ shall go with you, and anyone of whom I say to you, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ shall not go.” So he brought the people down to the water. And the Lord said to Gideon, “Every one who laps the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, you shall set by himself. Likewise, every one who kneels down to drink.” And the number of those who lapped, putting their hands to their mouths, was 300 men, but all the rest of the people knelt down to drink water. And the Lord said to Gideon, “With the 300 men who lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hand, and let all the others go every man to his home.”So the people took provisions in their hands, and their trumpets. And he sent all the rest of Israel every man to his tent, but retained the 300 men. And the camp of Midian was below him in the valley.


 

Midian

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Midian (Hebrewמִדְיָן‎), Madyan (Arabicمدين‎), or Madiam (GreekΜαδιάμ, Μαδιανίτης for a Midianite) is a geographical place and a people mentioned in the Bible and in the Qur’anWilliam G. Dever suggests it was located in the “northwest Arabian Peninsula, on the east shore of the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea (the “Hejaz”). “[1]

Hadad the Edomite is specifically stated in 1 Kg 11:17-18 to have passed through Midian and Paran while fleeing from Edomto Egypt. Even so, some scholars have claimed Midian was not a geographical area but a league of tribes.[2]

The Midianites were the descendants of Midian, who was a son of Abraham through his wife Keturah: “. . . again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.”

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What is the significance of the Number 300?  Well, stick with me for a moment and I will try to explain it to you.

Shin (letter)

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Shin (also spelled Šin (šīn) or Sheen) literally means “teeth”, “press”, and “sharp”; It is the twenty-first letter in manySemitic abjadsincluding Phoenician 𐤔Aramaic/Hebrew ש, and Arabic ش‎ (in abjadi order, 13th in modern order). Its sound value is a voiceless sibilant[ʃ] or [s].

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Significance[edit]

In gematria, Shin represents the number 300.

According to Judges 12:6, the tribe of Ephraim could not differentiate between Shin and Samekh; when the Gileadites were at war with the Ephraimites, they would ask suspected Ephraimites to say the word shibolet; an Ephraimite would say sibolet and thus be exposed. From this episode we get the English word Shibboleth.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibboleth

shibboleth (/ˈʃɪbəlɛθ/[1] or /ˈʃɪbələθ/[2]) is a word or custom whose variations in pronunciation or style can be used to differentiate members of ingroups from those of outgroups. Within the mindset of the ingroup, a connotation or value judgment of correct/incorrect or superior/inferior can be ascribed to the two variants.

Origin[edit]

The term originates from the Hebrew word shibbólet (שִׁבֹּלֶת), which literally means the part of a plant containing grains, such as an ear of corn or a stalk of grain[3]or, in different contexts, “stream, torrent”.[4][5] The modern usage derives from an account in the Hebrew Bible, in which pronunciation of this word was used to distinguish Ephraimites, whose dialect lacked a /ʃ/ phoneme (as in shoe), from Gileadites whose dialect did include such a phoneme.

Recorded in the Book of Judges, chapter 12, after the inhabitants of Gilead inflicted a military defeat upon the tribe of Ephraim (around 1370–1070 BC), the surviving Ephraimites tried to cross the Jordan River back into their home territory and the Gileadites secured the river’s fords to stop them. In order to identify and kill these refugees, the Gileadites put each refugee to a simple test:

Gilead then cut Ephraim off from the fords of the Jordan, and whenever Ephraimite fugitives said, ‘Let me cross,’ the men of Gilead would ask, ‘Are you an Ephraimite?’ If he said, ‘No,’ they then said, ‘Very well, say “Shibboleth” (שבלת).’ If anyone said, “Sibboleth” (סבלת), because he could not pronounce it, then they would seize him and kill him by the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites fell on this occasion.

Judges 12:5–6, NJB

In Judaism[edit]

Shin also stands for the word Shaddai, a name for God. Because of this, a kohen (priest) forms the letter Shin with his hands as he recites the Priestly Blessing. In the mid 1960s, actor Leonard Nimoy used a single-handed version of this gesture to create the Vulcan hand salute for his character, Mr. Spock, on Star Trek.[2]

 

The Shema Yisrael prayer also commands the Israelites to write God’s commandments on their hearts (Deut. 6:6); the shape of the letter Shin mimics the structure of the human heart: the lower, larger left ventricle (which supplies the full body) and the smaller right ventricle (which supplies the lungs) are positioned like the lines of the letter Shin.

I can’t find a good source on this but Shin also represents fire and spirit. 

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Shibboleth

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Probably my favorite word of all time.  

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

shibboleth (/ˈʃɪbəlɛθ/[1] or /ˈʃɪbələθ/[2]) is a word or custom whose variations in pronunciation or style can be used to differentiate members of ingroups from those of outgroups. Within the mindset of the ingroup, a connotation or value judgment of correct/incorrect or superior/inferior can be ascribed to the two variants.

Origin[edit]

The term originates from the Hebrew word shibbólet (שִׁבֹּלֶת), which literally means the part of a plant containing grains, such as an ear of corn or a stalk of grain[3] or, in different contexts, “stream, torrent”.[4][5] The modern usage derives from an account in the Hebrew Bible, in which pronunciation of this word was used to distinguish Ephraimites, whosedialect lacked a /ʃ/ phoneme (as in shoe), from Gileadites whose dialect did include such a phoneme.

Recorded in the Book of Judges, chapter 12, after the inhabitants of Gilead inflicted a military defeat upon the tribe of Ephraim (around 1370–1070 BC), the surviving Ephraimites tried to cross the Jordan River back into their home territory and the Gileadites secured the river’s fords to stop them. In order to identify and kill these refugees, the Gileadites put each refugee to a simple test:

Gilead then cut Ephraim off from the fords of the Jordan, and whenever Ephraimite fugitives said, ‘Let me cross,’ the men of Gilead would ask, ‘Are you an Ephraimite?’ If he said, ‘No,’ they then said, ‘Very well, say “Shibboleth” (שבלת).’ If anyone said, “Sibboleth” (סבלת), because he could not pronounce it, then they would seize him and kill him by the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites fell on this occasion.

Judges 12:5–6, NJB
 
Funny story, I once used the word “Sibboleth” and some woman corrected me and told me it was “shibboleth” she was completely serious.  I told her that was pretty ironic considering the etymology of the word, lol. 
 

Sibilance is a manner of articulation of fricative and affricate consonants, made by directing a stream of air with the tongue towards the sharp edge of theteeth, which are held close together; a consonant that uses sibilance may be called a sibilant. Examples of sibilants are the consonants at the beginning of the English words sipzipshipchip, and Jeep, and the second consonant in vision. The symbols in the International Phonetic Alphabet used to denote the sibilant sounds in these words are, respectively, [s] [z] [ʃ] [tʃ] [dʒ] [ʒ]. (The sounds [tʃ] [dʒ], as in chip and Jeep, are affricates; the rest are fricatives.) Sibilants have a characteristically intense sound, which accounts for their non-linguistic use in getting one’s attention (e.g. calling someone using “psst!” or quieting someone using “shhhh!”).

In the alveolar hissing sibilants [s] and [z], the back of the tongue forms a narrow channel (is grooved) to focus the stream of air more intensely, resulting in a high pitch. With the hushing sibilants (occasionally termed shibilants), such as English [ʃ], [tʃ], [ʒ], and [dʒ], the tongue is flatter, and the resulting pitch lower.[citation needed][we need cite that they are not grooved]

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Racism, Prejudice, and Stupidity

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This dumb, ugly, bitch at the hot tub that looked like what would happen if a possum successfully mated with Ann Coulter’s corpse reminded me how stupid this world is getting.  I have lived at this apartment complex for 5 going on six years and I know the people that live here.  So this thing floating around in my hot tub like an albino turd that won’t flush decides that she is going to be the ambassador of good will to the apartment hot tub.  She starts offering information about herself that nobody asked for making appeals to her own authority.  She manages to tell everyone she is a teacher.  Who cares?  She is trying to impress this Persian family who has a vendetta against white people that she doesn’t know about, this family and the other Persians and Arabs gossip about and call the security on people that they don’t like, people wearing cowboy hats and drinking beer, more specifically white men and chicks that put out.  That is right, the Persians are the self appointed cock-blockers of the hot tub. 

So this dumb bitch, says, “I love black people, don’t you all just love black people?”  Now the reason this pisses me off is it has become a shibboleth, a tautology for saying, “I am a good person.” The Persians nod their heads vigorously, the woman even says in her deep mannish tenor, “oh, yes, we love black people.”  Which is patently not true, unless the sentence finished in her head and went like this, “Oh, yes, we love black people to pick up our garbage.”  of something to that effect.  

So, Ann Coulter’s doppelganger turns to me as I am sitting in a chair dangling my feet in the water and writing in my notebook for my blog and says, “Do you love black people?”  and I respond, “I don’t love people based on their skin color”.  Which i feel is an intelligent and correct response.  This bitch has the audacity to say to me, “Oh, yeah, you are prejudiced.”  

WTF?

SHIBBOLETH

ouroborosJan 1, 2009
Shibboleth

A cruel riddle solved the humorless self dissolved. Coagule Solve.
Seven days to sever your karma, that you might be saved. Sitting Shivah for that which never was.
Seven rays lit the way to Solomon’s Solemn Secret under the auspices of Shamash.
Seven ways of surrender to the vision of peace Islam and Shalome Jerusalem.
Seven veils conceal the Servant. Sayeth Samael, “Iaesus is us.”
Seven seals reveal that from West to East WE are the same. From Shamus to Shaman and Somalian to Samurai, shin, chan, Zen.
Seven planets Sing of a Chronusian Myth a Saturnian Scythe, ergo the ego we slay.
Seven Spheres know the Seeker has found the Sibbolent Sound, the Serpentine Round is now the Sun. All is One and One is None.

http://scvincent.com/2014/07/08/a-door-opened/