Alice Linsley on Genesis and the Indus Valley Civilization


#21

It was very common for archaic people to call themselves Humans. Many aboriginal peoples had a name for themselves that simply meant “people” or “humans.” Adam means human or more specifically, red human. The Ainu were an aboriginal people and the word “Ainu” (Annu) means human. It appears that the earliest populations self-identified as human, as distinct from other animals. Even the names given by paleoanthropologists to archaic populations work like this. For example. “Sahelanthropus tchadensis” simply means the humans of the Sahel and Lake Chad basin.

The metal working caste of Anatolia (Turkey) called themselves the Nes (NS) which means Human. They called their language Nesli. In Serbian nas means us, naš means our, naši means our people, naški means our language.


#22

Alice,
I am really enjoying reading your work. Have you been keeping up with the latest in the whole genome sequencing of ancient skeletons? Is the DNA confirming or perhaps questioning some of the conclusions from anthropology?


#23

Thankyou, Alice. The practice appears so normal - from your examples and those I found - to mean one has to tread very carefully understanding the scope of any ancient account of the origins of “man.”

Adam may have begun as a tribal designation, but by the time of Zech 9:1, it pretty clearly means the same as we mean by “man”. At the writing of Genesis, one might well expect to find an overlap of the useages, and only be able to determine them by the context.

And so we would need to distinguish not only “Adam” as a proper name, “adam” as “the man” in a representative or archetypal sense in ch2, and “adam” as mankind universally, but also “adam” in all three grammatical senses applied to whatever is meant by “the red people.”


#24

Indigenous Theologian… (love that, BTW),

That would be a good empirical approach and I hope you will take on that task. Let me know what you discover.

Best wishes,

Alice


#25

Alice, here’s one I did earlier.

As for the “indigenous theologian”, that was Joshua’s handle, which I protested mildy here.


#26

@Alice_Linsley & @swamidass:

Marvelous material at those links!

  1. Earth is Circular
    EXPLICITLY stated in Scripture
    God sits enthroned above the circle of the earth.
    Is 40:22

Classic Proof-Text
Christians claim that this verse refers to the outline
of the earth from outer space & is proof that the
Bible states the earth is spherical…

READ THE ENTIRE VERSE!
God sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,
its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out
the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out
like a tent to live in.” Isa 40:22

A universe like a tent with domed canopy & flat floor

IMPLICITLY stated in Scripture
There was a tree at the centre of the earth,
and its height was great. The tree grew great and
strong, its top reached to heaven and it was visible
to the ends of the whole earth.” Dan 4:10-11

Only makes sense in a 3-Tier Universe:
with a flat earth could one see the tree from
“the ends of the whole earth”
ie, shoreline of circumferential sea
impossible with a spherical earth

Babylon called the “centre of earth”
the tree & Babylon are not at the centre of a
spherical earth which is 10,000 F!!!

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  1. Earth has Ends
    Stated 50X
    But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have
    chosen, descendant of Abraham My friend, you
    whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
    and called from its remotest parts [Ur]. Is 41:8-9

Abraham from Ur (S. Mesopotamia) Gen 11:31
(Ur at shoreline of the circumferential sea )

Jesus: The Queen of the South [Sheba] will rise
at the judgment with this generation & condemn
it; for she came from the ends of the earth
to listen to Solomon’s wisdom. Matt 12:42
Sheba in the SW corner of Arabia

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