Re: [Czechlist] CHAT: AHOJ and bible translations
- I think it's a given of the whole Goddess movement that the sacred texts of
the Jews and the Christians have been manipulated by the politics of
survival, propagation, mystical power plays, gender, and many other factors
for a long, long time. The simple difference between a young woman and a
virgin, for example, has catalysed its share of aggravation over the
Links associated with archaeologist Maria Gimbutas will get you to the
prehistory, those associated with feminist theologist Asphodel Long will
bring you to the Judaism-Goddess border, and 'The Alphabet and the Goddess',
a book by physician Leonard Shlain published by Viking (1998) is an
entertaining piece of quasi-mystical glibbery with a bibliography that
covers the lot.
Od: Michal Ginter <michalginter@...>
Komu: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
Datum: 31. bøezna 2001 19:20
Pøedmìt: [Czechlist] CHAT: AHOJ and bible translations
>Incidentally, I interpreted a brief discussion about translations of
>the Bible AND the supposedly Christ-honoring origin of AHOY the other day.
>I was quite shocked to find out that I might have inadvertently given
>honors to Jesus all my life, which is the last thing I'd intend to do.
> This wretched creature might have been enhancing the misogynic
>patriarchal collective mind by propagating judeochristian vibrations.
>GODDESS! MAYBE I'M A CLOSETED BIBLE-THUMPER!!! I will need to seek
>proffessional help, I'm afraid. :-)
>Anyway, a person fluent in Czech, Hebrew, and English mentioned that
>the very first sentence in the Old Testament is ENTIRELY different in
>Hebrew from how it's worded in all the translations. Apparently the
>Hebrew version says something along the lines - and I admit I don't
>remember what he said word for word - of a female deity creating (the
>verb is in masculine plural) two heavens and one earth. Has anybody
>heard it too, or knows what the Hebrew version actually says?
>Anyway, what I find more interesting is how the grisly Old Testament,
>in whichever version, might have purposefully misconstrued and
>ill-portrayed the nature of civilizations preceding the Chosen Nation.
> But, I'm digressing, and the digression would be way too bulky for
>Michal Neznaboh Ginter
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