- Mar 2022
Yet the ancient Hebrews clearly adored them just like the other West Semites did. Ezekiel (8:16) recounts seeing people worshiping the sun in the Temple. We can infer this because the bible specifically condemns their worship, and we are told that Josiah took actions to stomp out the cult in the late First Temple period, the second half of the 7th century B.C.E. These actions included removing cult objects from the Temple itself (2 Kings 23:11).
Jericho was probably at some point a center for moon worship. The city's name in Hebrew is "Yerikho"; and the Hebrew word for the moon is Yarekh, which other West Semitic languages use as the name of the moon god.
It is likely that Beit Shemesh was a center of sun worship since the place name literally means “House of Sun.”
- Dec 2021
But the stelae were also symbols of power and status, and were used for ancestor worship and rituals.
This is a good example of the default "ancestor worship" and "rituals" label on archeological finds of ancient peoples
What is the actual basis for assigning these labels? Is there any real evidence or is it just become the default in the literature.
Personally I'm building evidence towards a more comprehensive thesis for what these practices may have been used for.
- Oct 2021
I’ve been trying for the last year and a half to implement Ryan Holiday’s great index-card filing system for keeping ideas in place.
I don't like the common framing I see in posts like this that want to credit a particular person for "inventing" a pattern like these that goes back centuries. The fact that we've lost these patterns is a terrible travesty.
- Aug 2020
Jarynowski, A., & Płatek, D. (2020). Could Ramadan catalyze or inhibit SARS-CoV-2 spread? Preliminary results [Preprint]. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/725dv
- extended family
- case increase
- worship site
- time series
- short-term effect
- contact rate
- positive link
- mitigation measure
- Jan 2020
Worship Music Website Intro Design
Worship Bands are becoming the next big thing in Christian communities. They provide music pads collection to create melodious tunes to Christian bands and choirs.
- Jan 2019
Acoustic archaeologists have found that images areoften placed carefully for particular sounds and echoes, underscoring the point that ancientpeoples explored the full potential of the cave environment, including its deep darkness andunique sonic properties.
This is dope, and it makes me think of the ways in which spaces/places of worship are also spaces/places where acoustic performances happen (sermons, singing of religious songs).
athedrals than anything else. People did not live in the caves,although they sought shelter around them and in their entrances.
This is similar to the ways in which spaces/places of worship are used today, too.