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Toward A Universal Morphology
of Ancient Levantine-Related Religions

Ascertaining the evolution of religious thought from the primordial mists requires a logical morphological lexicon in order to track the various elements of branching and splitting-off religions; tracing and detecting elements that continue vs elements that are abandoned, mutate or become replaced through advances in knowledge.

Today's lexicon, the product of art-trained theologians, consists of a logjam of inadequate terms that misses many elements and links—along with their continuing threads, mutations, abandonments, replacements or new introduction—while incognizantly assuming continuing, changing and new elements and links invisibly copied-over or lost due to ambiguous terminology. Even among the most general terms, polytheism intersects with monotheism (Christianity, for example, infringing into both). Such ambiguities render consequent discussion ill-informed and misleading nonsense.

One must think in concepts; independent of, and unlimited by, words whenever needed; not limited to terms of art-oriented theologians who understood virtually nothing of humankind's quest to relate to the Creator and powers of the universe. (Usually such study focused on how to harness those laws to predict seasons, floods, harvests, mightier weapons and special treatment to become rich and powerful.) Focus must laser upon the individual human person's purpose for being and our ultimate fate. To communicate with the reader, in order to lead hir out of such swamp, however, it's necessary to encapsulate some of these concepts into more crystallized logical definitions, and upon which future researchers can scientifically build rather than continue to desperately thrash about up to one's eyeballs in lexical swamp, having to restart the study of religion from scratch like Groundhog Day.

The Tōr•âh of Mōsh•ëh Bën-Amᵊrâm, which developed from Avᵊrâ•hâm, arose out of a religious milieu that has never been properly morphologized and scientifically studied. All previous work in that direction, beyond useless, has often and repeatedly proven totally blind to the most central issues. So I will start my own lexicon, pretty much from scratch, that at least gives you the keys to understand my work. While such a lexicon will always need refining and updating, it should obviate the repeated need to start over from scratch.

Pre-BCE 2000 Near East Religion

Ethnosalvific Intercessory Necrodemigodal Mysticism

The ancient peoples of Egypt, Ugarit and the Near East all subscribed to their own unique national religious identity of Ethnosalvific Intercessory Necrodemigodal Mysticism (EINM). All of these national religions, however, were differentiated only by the national-language names of their necrodemigods. EINM was so much the universal religion of the ancient Near East (aNE) that people throughout the aNE frequently equated their names for their necrodemigods with the foreign names of the necrodemigods of other peoples in the aNE. EINM was their common religion.

Until Avᵊrâ•hâm.

This is the importance of Avᵊrâ•hâm, who broke out of EINM to put his descendants on the Dërëkh י‑‑ה to the Tōr•âh of Mōsh•ëh Bën-Amᵊrâm at Har Sin•ai!

What previous art-theologians have described as "monotheism" is enough to make clear that Avᵊrâ•hâm reasoned that everything must be the Work of a Creator-Singularity and, further, such Creator-Singularity—an Existant—was of such incomprehensible Knowledge that He certainly must be credited with having had an Intelligent Purpose for creating the universe—and each individual sapient human being.

Moreover, since Avᵊrâ•hâm had no Intercessor, it is clear that such Purpose implied an innate ability for every sapient human being to choose to relate to hir Creator-Singularity; i.e. without any dependency on any intermediary (negating any intercessor). Consequently, demigods and intercessors were both entirely superseded and abandoned; replaced by a Creator-Singularity Existant. Hence, the new religion of Avᵊrâ•hâm was an Ethnosalvific Singularity-Existant Supraphysics (ESES). ESES is a fundamentally, tectonically differentiated and separate religion—rejecting all demigods and intercessors (priests) that were the core of all predecessor religions throughout the aNE.

One example of the benefit of using a logically cleaner and crisper lexicon is that it then becomes glaring that, on the one hand, the intercessor element of EINM is gone in ESES—yet priests continue in both. Except for temporary lay assistants—e.g., EINM temple prostitutes (male & female) in contrast to the ESES Nâ•zir—there seems to have been no non-ceremonial professional clergy in either EINM nor the ESES Tōr•âh developmental track. The Nᵊviy•im supported themselves in standard professions. Clergy-teachers seem to have emerged in the self-supporting rabbis (cBCE 167). The rabbis were mutated by Christian Protestantism into professional-clergy pastors, ministers, counselors, etc. These, in turn, became secularized into psychologists, etc. Rabbis became professional-clergy dependent only in the Christian era and by assimilation of the Christian practice.

Further, simply looking at the EINM vs ESES definitions demonstrates that much later professional clergies developed on different and mutually exclusive tracks in EINM (and assimilation of EINM practices) than in ESES.

During the rise of Hellenism, from ancient Greece to Alexander, religion appears to have evolved from revering a combination of dead & living hero-demigods to increasingly revering demigod-spirits—i.e. from EINM to Hellenist- and Roman-style Ethnosalvific Intercessory Demigodal Mysticism (EIDM).

In the EIDM track, the priesthood converged in EIDM Hellenism with the male & female prostitutes producing an EIDM Hellenist priesthood and nunnery. This, in turn, mutated into the Hellenist Roman Catholic priesthood and nunnery. Protestants blurred the boundaries by ranging from various degrees of reductions in the authority and duties of their respective priesthoods to total elimination of any priesthood, leaning toward an EIDM oracle model imitative of the ESES Nᵊviy•im.

Early ESES rabbis (Pᵊrush•im), by contrast, resisted EIDM Hellenist assimilation away from the ESES track via the BCE 167 splintering of ESES into

  1. ESES Ōs•in (temple-less, out-of-a-job sacrifice officiators; soon extinct "Essenes") and

  2. ESES lay population became the Pᵊrush•im (training up the first-ever rabbis) vs

  3. EIDM Hellenist kō•han•im combined with their wealthy governing aristocracy, becoming the Tzᵊdōq•im.

This splintering occurred under the foreign rule of EIDM Hellenist Romans and in the context significant numbers of lay Jews assimilating from ESES Tōr•âh to EIDM Hellenist sort-of, Jew-ISH, EIDM Hellenist reinterpretations of Tōr•âh—the most famous ESES-to-EIDM crossover Hellenist (60 years after the death of ESES Ribi Yᵊhō•shūa), despite being mentored by Rab•ân Ga•mᵊl•i•eil Sr., being the Apostate Paul—author of nearly the entire Καινής Διαθήκης!

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A Universal Morphology of Ancient Levantine-Related Religions

[Updated: 2021.04.20]

Terms coined by Pâ•qid Yi•rᵊmᵊyâhu (Yi•rᵊmᵊyâhu Bën-Dâ•wid) 2021.04.13.

  • Ethno- — Ethnic: a group defined by memes, not race.

  • Salvific — having the intention or power to bring about salvation or redemption

  • Ethnosalvific — A group defined by the meme (not race) of their shared definition of their belief in a specific national salvation.

  • Necro- — necromantic: belief that mortals can communicate with the spirits of the dead

  • Demigodal — belief in a supposed demigod (living or dead)

  • Necrodemigodal — belief that mortals can communicate with the spirits of dead supposed demigods

  • Intercessory — belief or trust in (i.e. reliance upon) an intercessor/​mediator πάρεδρος enabler to communicate with and entreat a higher power, especially for the purpose of thaumaturgical divination. Yᵊkhân•yâh (shortened to חוֹנִיּוֹ‎, Khōn and "Honi") "the Circle-Drawer" was an example aspidomancy. In BCE 168 Eleusis, a suburb of Alexandria, Egypt, Roman ambassador, Gaius Popillius Laenas imposed an ultimatum on Antiochus Epiphanes by drawing a circle on the ground around Antiochus, casting a thaumaturgical aspidomancy (backed by Roman sword), demanding Antiochus evacuate immediately. The theme may also recur when an unidentified gentile requires Hi•leil Sr. "the Babylonian" to explain Tōr•âh while standing on one foot (in a circle?).

    Intercessory/mediator πάρεδρος religion, specifically מְכַשֵּׁף, is forbidden in Dᵊvâr•im 18.10-11.

    Intercessory/mediator πάρεδρος religion is equivalent to "revealed" religion because it depends upon interpretations of intermediary-intercessory priests, supposedly through one or more demigods. (If priests don't claim to be demigod/saints then they have no special pipeline to supernatural interpretation nor revelation.) Thus, intercessory religion is a euphemism to hide demigodal (i.e. idolatrous) belief/faith in contrast to the logical reality (i.e. nomism) that operates the physical universe, reflecting its Author, the Creator-Singularity Existant (Hebrew יְהוָׂה).

  • Supraphysics (coined and defined here 2021.04.14) — logical (discrete mathematical) reasoning defining what mortals can know about the state of being, independent of the physical avatar (body) and physical universe. Logic differentiates supraphysics (proper spiritual) from idolatrous superstitious "spiritual" and "spirituality", mystical, metaphysics, supernatural, occult, orphic and similar quackery of this genre. The ancient mind never contemplated existence apart from the physical cosmos—the core differentiation of supraphysics. Ergo, ancient Near East religion was limited to belief in the mystical (supernatural, et al.).

    Supraphysics is the compendium of logically derived laws governing being, which, while compatible with one's physical avatar (body) are independent of it. Our sentience (e.g., thought & awareness) is non-physical. Our existence is the effect of some extra-physical, extra-universe Cause. The universal law of cause and effect dictates that even the universe itself is necessarily the effect of some extra-physical Cause. In quest of circumventing this law of physics, theoretical physicists (in contrast to experimental physicists) are infamous for their incompetence in accurately representing reality in their initial equations. The predictable result is that their calculations are then ex falso quodlibet, magnifying their initial inaccurate assumptions to comical extremes; simplistically kicking the "Cause" can down the road with multiverses, etc.—ignoring that their foolishness multiplies the resulting extra-physical Causes required to define and explain every one of their "new universes". Theirs is a silly chasing of, and barking at, imagineered universe-cars. Supraphysics, by contrast, defines what man is able to logically define about the extra-physical and the spiritual being aspect of humankind and extra-universe (i.e. beyond the grave, eternal life) being.

    Despite the overarching and incomparable priority of eternal superphysical being over the nanoflash of preparatory (spiritual-gestational?) physical being, even today man has negligible knowledge of life-after-death supraphysics. Would we see without eyes or physical light? Hear without ears of physical sound waves? Feel or sense wIthout physical touch, smell or taste? Will we have a closer—though non-physical—relationship with our earthly spouse(s)? At least we can conceive and contemplate these ideas of being apart from our physical avatar and the physical universe, and some of the logical implications. A rudimentary extra-physical (out-of-body) telepresence experience can be produced with VR-goggles + a miked-drone. You can even see your own body from behind, and make your avatar (watching your avatar then respond) to speak, move, etc. at your command.

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