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Life or The Wages of Sin
« on: Sat Sep 21, 2019 - 07:14:45 »
It's not life or death.

But i never see a reply button on this forum.

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It looks like it's letting me start a new thread, but not allowing me to "reply" to someone who's already made a message.

Is it possible that the composite beast has sabotaged my plugin container?

Or has the Seventh Seal been opened, in the midst of the Sixth, and we are in the half an hour of silence? Where the half an hour, half a "hora", means a time, a season or half a year.

Time in Bible Times

By Charles Francis Potter

The word "hour" comes from the Greek word "hora." The
"Horae" were the three mythological goddesses of the seasons—
spring, summer and winter. This was before autumn was recognized
as a season. Their names were Eunomia, Dike and Eirene, mean-
ing Good Order, Justice and Peace, guardians of the orderly suc-
cession of the processes of nature.

"Hora" therefore meant "season" in a very general sense, almost
synonymous with "a time." It was simply a measurable lapse of
time with a beginning and an end, but with no uniform length of
duration. That ancient Greek meaning of the word persisted into
New Testament times even after "hora" came to be used also to
mean a division of the day. Consequently, when the translators
came across the word "hora," they found it very difficult to deter-
mine what English word to use.

Several times they translated "hora" as "day" ; several other
times they rendered it "season," and they were correct in so doing.
But in some verses where "hora" should have been translated
"moment" or "instant," they rendered it "hour."

Even in the many places in the New Testament where the word
"hora" is used to indicate a period of time somewhat corresponding
to our modern hour, it should be understood by the Bible reader
that the New Testament hour varied greatly in length.

There were astronomers then, to be sure, who had carefully
worked out the exact length of the day from their observation of
the stars and the equinoxes, and had divided the day into 24 equal
parts or hours, like the ones we use today. These they measured
by a clever mechanical device which they called the clepsydra,
literally the water-stealer, a primitive forerunner of the clock.

But the common people of New Testament times, in their homes
and in business, knew nothing of the day of 24 equal hours. To
them the day was the period between sunrise and sunset, and that
was divided into 12 equal parts called hours. Of course, the hours
were therefore much longer in summer than in winter. In mid-
winter their hour was equal to only three-fourths of one of our hours
and in midsummer was as long as our hour and a quarter. But in
their leisurely method of living, they did not worry about such
small matters.

© The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada • Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System
166   Charles Francis Potter

Practically, too, Jesus' contemporaries did not even bother very
much with separate hours. They used mostly the third, sixth and
ninth hours, meaning mid-forenoon, noon and mid-afternoon. As a
matter of fact, the first, second, fourth, fifth, eighth and 12th hours
are never mentioned in the New Testament at all. The 11th hour
is referred to twice, but in the same story; and the seventh and
tenth hours are mentioned but once each. And in half the places
where any hour is mentioned, it is prefaced by the word "about."
"About the ninth hour" is a common phrase, and meant evidently
"along some time in the afternoon."

The night was divided into watches. In Old Testament times
there were three—the evening watch, the middle watch and the
morning watch. That usage carried over into the New Testament,
but the Roman four-watch night was also coming into use. There
is an interesting example in Mark 13: 35, where all four watches
are named, "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master
of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing,
or in the morning."

Tiger is in the Woods.

The Devil is in the Details.

4 comes after 3

Fisher is Price.

And never the twain shall meet.

Early may fly,
The Babylonian Woe.

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