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1/ The Complutensian Polyglot’s Prologue is filled with fascinating details about the canon. (cf tweet 3)

1 It affirms #Jerome’s Hebrew Veritas or Truth of the Hebrews.

2 It borrows Jerome’s trifarium: Pentateuch, Hagiographa, and Prophets; three divisions in Heb Bib. Image
3 It explains the triple languages that its pages contain: Hebrew, Chaldean (Aramaic), & #Greek each w/Latin translation

4 Only the #Pentateuch will contain Chaldean because of the corrupt state of it in the other books

5 The Chaldean was prepared by experts in this language
6 The description of the Greek is twofold: for the books in the Hebrew, the Greek Edition of the Seventy/#Septuagint is used, while for books “outside of the canon” (extra conone), they have only Greek writing—not the Seventy—beside them.

Thus LXX is quite specific here.
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@BettyM64 9/4/2020
>Lettera alla Germania.
Gentile "#DieWelt",
ho visto con stupore il vostro titolo odierno che parla di "mafia che aspetta i soldi dall'Europa". Vorrei ricordare ai vostri lettori, che meritano un’informazione equilibrata, che l'Italia.. (SEGUE)…
@BettyM64 Vorrei ricordare ai vostri lettori, che meritano un’informazione equilibrata, che l'Italia è contribuente netto dell’Unione Europea dal 1989.
Da allora, gli italiani hanno versato al bilancio dell’Unione un totale di 81 miliardi di euro.... (SEGUE)…
@BettyM64 L'Italia ha anche fatto la sua parte con i fondi salvastati, versando a vario titolo oltre 57 miliardi. (fonte: Bollettino Statistico della Banca d'Italia).
Come documentano studi di università tedesche, fra cui l’ESMT di Berlino, in molti casi... (SEGUE)…
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“Sibel Edmonds Unplugged: Travel, Food & Upcoming Documentary”- My Latest Video, Quarantine Day 17
Talking about everything BUT Politics! Travel, Food, Culture, Paths & Plans, My Upcoming Film … and who know what else! Send me your comments, ideas, after watching this- please😊
Many thanks to those of you who’ve commented and DM’ed me on this latest video! If you haven’t watched it yet, here’s the link:
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The years 2015-2020 have revealed an insidious disregard for the #female category by #OlympicGames @olympics executives and their corporate sponsors.
Male (XY) 🧬athletes now allowed into XX events.
Time to take stock re #women’s #sports.
Where did we begin?
Where are we going?
Our story begins in the Egyptian Middle Kingdom (2000 B.C.)
Forms of women’s competition were somewhat different than we experience in 2020 A.D.
Contests revolved around two key aspects of #Egyptian life:
1. Food acquisition- #hunting & #fishing
2. Entertaining - #acrobatics
True #sports for women really began in Ancient Greece during the Classical period (400 B.C.). Unmarried girls had their own private competitions - also at Olympia every 4years.
These were separate from the men’s games.
The festivals were held in honour of Hera, wife of Zeus.
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1/8: I handed over papers proving that I am a journalist, a former detainee by the #Syrian intelligence, at risk because of my work, and told him "leave me be."

The #Greek policeman said with sarcasm: "who would read or care about this?” I will not forget this all my life.
2/8: In very difficult circumstances I was arrested in closed camps, written on them UNHCR but run by the army and the police.

I was sent back to #Turkey, where I lost my way home due to the torture that I had been subjected to by European Union special forces.
3/8 "We hope you are fine.We reported the same problem. At every opportunity we intervened with EU leaders to urge them to take on their responsibility of receiving asylum seekers," @hrw said.

"We are sorry to hear this.These…reports are of great concern to[us]." @Refugees said
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Azerbaijan on tap for the Sultan too ➡️Nov 30 "Turkey and Azerbaijan formally marked the completion of the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) on Saturday...." @BenKTallmadge @CarrollQuigley1 @MadAddictSport @BabeReflex_8 @RevisitedRick @DawsonSField @Knowita47918362
"An inauguration ceremony was held on Saturday in the Turkish town of Ipsala on the #Greek border and attended by Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev." @MissiWhite4 @ScottC20012…
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#Option #Greeks Simplified

#Options are definitely more complicated than equity or futures.

Their prices don’t just go up and down.

They also fluctuate based on things like #time, #implied #volatility and #underlying stock movements.
#Options #Greeks Are Simply Mathematical Shortforms

Most of you would remember from school that mathematical formulas sometimes were #Greek letters like Pi and #Delta. The same is true for options.

Don’t let them overwhelm you or scare you.
They’re simply #mathematical words to explain some very basic principles.

#Greeks Describe the Behavior of #Individual #Options

Each #greek can help predict how it will behave under different circumstances and how options prices would change.
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Is #Jesus a #mythical figure based on the #Greek #god Adonis?
Um, #NO, and here is why (#Updated and #Expanded):
Adonis was the son of princess Myrrha and King Cinyras (more on them later). A mortal beloved by both Persephone and Aphrodite, he became the center of a nasty love triangle. Zeus intervened, saying that he should spend 4 months of the year with Persephone, 4 months of the year
with Aphrodite, and could do anything he wanted during the remaining 4 months of the year. Adonis chose to stay the last 4 months with Aphrodite (no doubt to the chagrin of Persephone. Having said that, Hades, Persephone’s husband, would have approved).
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Was #Jesus a #Mythical figure based on the #Greek #god #Dionysus?
Um, #NO, and here is why. (#Updated and #Expanded)
Dionysus (Roman Bacchus, also called Liber) was the Greek god of wine. In the mainstream myth, he is the son of Zeus and a mortal woman named Semele. Despite having a human mother, he was born a full- fledged god, and went around the ancient world, teaching, fighting Amazons
(with the aid of war elephants) and even invading India. He used his powers in a variety of ways, from making women go insane to turning pirates into dolphins. He eventually brought his dead mother from the underworld to Olympus, where she became a goddess. In most traditions, he
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Was #Jesus based on #Asclepius, the #Greek #God of #Medicine?
Um, #NO, and here is why:
Asclepius (Roman Aesculapius) was the son of the Greek God Apollo (aka Phoebus, aka Apollon, etc) and Coronis, a mortal woman (in some versions she is a Nymph or lesser female spirit. In some versions his mother was a mortal named Arsinoe). Like Hercules, he was originally a
a demigod (half man half god), who, after his death, became a god (among other things, as we shall see).
Are Jesus Mythicists right about Jesus and Asclepius? Was Jesus based on him?
Let's see why the answer is a big fat NO:
Virgin birth?
No, Apollo had SEX with Coronis
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Was the #Greek #Hero #Perseus born of a #Virgin?
Um, #No, and here is why.
Some have made comparisons between the similarities between Perseus and Jesus' conceptions (even Justin Martyr), yet all are erroneous, considering that in Perseus' case, Zeus came to his mother disguised as a shower of gold...and in that form had SEX with her.
In other
versions, Proteus has sex with her (again, SEX!), and there is no indication of a shower of gold disguise in that account.
Pseudo-Apollodorus, "Bibliotheca" 2.26-34 (2nd century AD)
Pseudo-Hyginus, "Fabulae" 63, 2nd century AD.
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THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#WWII #WomensArmyCorps #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Working on a dive bomber, 1943. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Army #nurses, Greenock, Scotland

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
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Just got a proposal to film a new series for “Bridge The Gap with Sibel Edmonds” in #Greece. So very tempting. I love Greece- Pretty much everything #Greek: Food, Culture, Music, People ... So very tempting.
Maybe starting in June 2020- End of school year for my daughter in #Turkey? By then she’ll be 100% fluent in Turkish. Then We’ll have a year in #Greece? All possible. I have to finish my book 2 (Gladio Series) by May 2020. I think I can work this out!
Can you imagine an “objective” comparison & contrast of two so similar yet competitive countries: #Greece & #Turkey? I already have a list of 8 major differences- + & - for both sides. Oh boy, that may be more tense than soccer matches between the two!
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1. On Friday 6th June 1919, there was a #RaceRiot in the city of #Newport in #Gwent, #SouthWales. What happened in #Newport had a huge overwhelming effect on #RaceRelations for years to come. Here's a clipping from @nytimes about the #riot
2. As @renireni pointed out in Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race:

"Riots always seem to kick off in the summer." 🔥🔥🔥

In 1919, there were riots in:


+ and more

#Cymraeg #History #Cymru #Hanes
3. According to the #history, a #black man insulted a #white woman in #Newport, which lead to an altercation. It kicked off in #GeorgeStreet [see below], where 3000 white people formed into a mob and attacked the houses of the two black people on the street.
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I'm starting a new thread on the naẓar amulet for protection against the Evil Eye. Now, the Evil Eye and the symbolism surrounding it is a widely acknowledged and historically relevant phenomenon across many cultures, so I'm just going to focus on the blue-eyed glass talismans.
Our journey starts in ancient #Mesopotamia, where 100s of votive figures were found in the excavation of the temple of Tell Brak. The most exclusive feature of these idols were their eyes. These amulets go back to 3300 BC and are the oldest eye amulets discovered.
The Evil Eye is a common term to refer to a specific curse being cast, intentional or unintentional, by the jealous looks of others towards the success of the one they envy. The ocular amulet is than in fact the charm meant to ward off the true Evil Eye.
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Alright, so the esteemed @ArmoryBazaar posted some pictures of coins found in Idlib - Syria. I would like to make a thread out of this, for future coins. I will post my take on these coins, but I'm very much interested in other opinions.
The two small copper coins (picture 2 & 3) are in my opinion #Umayyad copper fals. The inscription features Islamic texts, most definitely the Islamic shahada. That indicates they're from the later Umayyad period. I would say 8th century.
It's really possible that the last coin is much older that the other coins. It still features a cross and human imagery, indicating Byzantine influences. This kind of coins were used in early Umayyad times, when the caliphs still imitated #Byzantine en #Persian coinage.
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now reading this ebook by @CatherineNixey #thedarkeningage about the destruction of #greek and #roman #culture by #christians. we are seeing the same in action re destruction/#digestion of #hindu culture in india today by the same folks.
no, not ISIS. christians. the first page of the book.
the tyrant. we saw this in #antonio #maino's NAC, which turned into law the RTE, and was about to turn into law the Communal Violence Bill, which essentially made all Hindus criminals. expect the roman christian behavior as in this excerpt if @incindia comes back to power. 👇
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1/ Manu (The progenitor of Humankind)
All different races of Mankind are derived from Manu and Shradha. The current Manu is Vaivasvata Manu.
2/ The word Manu literary means man but it is a title given to the progenitor of mankind. According to Hindu Puranas there are many kalpas (One day of Lord Brahma the creator) and each Kalpa has 14 manvantara and each manvatara has one manu. So basically each Kalpa has 14 Manus.
3/ The current manu of the present manvantara is Shraddhadeva or Vaivasvata Manu of this current Kalpa. He is the son of Vivasvat (Probably Surya) and is therefore also known as Manu-vaivasvata.
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