Moloch (Masoretic מֹלֶךְ mōlek, Greek Μολώχ) is the Biblical name of a Canaanite god or possibly an ancient form of propitiatory child sacrifice by parents as sacrifice for the deity.
Leviticus 18:21 "And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD."
Leviticus 20:2: "Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely...
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>During the 19th century the symbol began to proliferate amongst the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe, ultimately being used amongst the Jewish communities in the Pale of Settlement. A significant motivating factor was the desire to imitate the influence of the Christian cross. The earliest Jewish usage of the symbol was inherited from medieval Arabic literature by Kabbalists for use in talismanic protective amulets (segulot) where it was known as a Seal of Solomon. The symbol was also used in Christian churches as a decorative motif many...
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Yea there is a odd false equivalency, unless there is some specific metaphor or fancy language I don't understand.
How do languages happen? Not just new words or pronunciations, but entirely different grammar too.
>be hanging out with WunWun
>point at tree
>WunWun looks at me for a second confused
>WunWun makes same noise and points at tree
>we both spazz out and start making the noise and pointing at the tree while dancing around it
and thus, language is born.
Prior to the invention of gunpowder, what was the primary weapon of your average medieval European army? Pic unrelated
Right before, you started to see pikemen coming back because there were the numbers for that.
Obviously, cavalry was hugely important, but cavalry is never "primary" because of the smaller numbers.
First off I'll clarify I'm an atheist, so I despise a great deal of what is written in the Quran due to its sexist, homophobic and backward nature due to it being 1500 years old or so.
What I will say is that I respect the Quran a lot more than I do the Bible because of its teachings on war and violence. Simply said, the Quran teaches that violence is an acceptable solution to a problem of great magnitude that could not be solved through non violent means (laws of Jihad). For example, if Muslims are being oppressed or having genocide be committed against them then they are morally allowed to fight back to defend themselves and there people. So when Bosnian Muslims were being massacred, by fighting back they weren't sinning. Whereas if it were Christians they would be going against Jesus's teachings:
Teachings like that, although fantastic in theory, glorify subservience, failure and repression. On the other hand the Islamic teachings about fighting for what you believe in and fighting against tyranny do the exact opposite. The only problem, obviously, is that terrorists will cherry pick the violent parts and ignore the rules such as "don't kill civilians".
>Pic is Sudanese Beja tribesman (Muslims) armed with Kaskaras who fought the British in the Madhist war.
>sexist, homophobic and backward nature
I'm all of these and an atheist. Fuck off with your bait shit.
Why did Americans become so divided on this? Ethical concerns? Fear of the unknown?
You have to look at the history of America. Lots of people came here specifically because they wanted to practice their fundamentalist beliefs in isolation. But many others came purely to get rich quick. And the country itself was founded based on the principles of a bunch of liberal humanists. The result is competing ideological traditions that are not really all that compatible.
Hello, gentlemen. I have a doubt: I want to learn by myself the different types of social movements like anarchism, communism and others. What material or books do you recommend me to read about? I'm not going to found a new USSR or something if you ask.
Read "To the Finland Station" by Edmund Wilson.
It may be an older book, but it is a literate history of modern Socialism.
What was the best Anglo-saxon kingdom and why was it Wessex?
What elements contributed to Shaka's assassination? Everything seemed to be going rather well for the Zulus. Was it just his brother's lust for power?
Is it possible to be a Christian and still be a good person?
How many hours a day do you spend on Wikipedia or researching things to put on Wikipedia?
I spend about 10-12 hours a day on Wikipedia-related things, mainly on history and culture related articles.
I go on Wikipedia to look at broad information and to review or brush up on some subjects I might be rusty in. If there is something that interests me enough I'll buy a book about it or something that goes into greater detail on the subject.
>The object, unearthed during a dig in Austria, is allegedly a clay copy of a mobile phone with a Sumerian writing style known as cuneiform on the keys.
>YouTube channel Paranormal Crucible reported: "What is it? Is it evidence of an advanced civilisation or time travel?”
The tablet was dated to around the 13th century BCE. By that time, the Sumerian writing style – usually known as cuneiform - had already been around for a few thousand years.
>Editorial on the channel goes on to say: “Cuneiform tablets aren’t unusual – an estimated two million have been excavated. The language was a mystery until the 19th century when its code was deciphered."
>Cuneiform was one of the first systems of writing developed by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia around 3,500BC to 3,000 BC.
In the last thread we came discussed how Sumerian was deciphered with the help of Finnish and other Turanian languages and the lexical similarities between Finnish and Sumerian, like mother tongue; Su. eme-gi, Fi. emä kieli. Thoughts, /his/?
What if it was Malcolm X and W.E.B. DuBois who had won over the Black Americans? How would things be different today?
The Black Americans were trying to make their own culture. With Malcolm, I think the "X" part was a nickname. With DuBois, his name was really fucking long, something like "William Edward Burnheart" If I remember correctly. And King Jr, well, Black parents can get a bit... creative sometimes.
Why did it happen? Who won? General discussion please.
Why did he lose /his/?
>Have Han ancestry
>Have Guan Yu and Zhuge Liang
>Have Emperor Xian in his territory
The only time I ever think about linking to tumblr is the histories of these three guys:
>TL;DR: It’s amazing that a man who was such a liability to his own army was deified as the God of War.
>TL;DR: Pretty much everything you’ve ever heard about him is a lie. Is it any wonder I detest him?
Is Wales a Roman successor state?