The word God is not a name. It is a designation much like Doctor, General (rank), Man, Child, Sir, Lord and so on. Syllables can often be just as informing as words combined to form sentences. It simply defines its own nature and meaning. I consider words much like an encoded time machine releasing huge amounts of information hidden deep within themselves, words are like stories. Meaning does not stop at the word itself, it digs deeper and deeper with every syllable and character.
Meanings are such a powerful force to myself and many others, but do we really respect them as we should? Knowledge of these meanings is key to understanding the hidden world of what I call “linguistical re-discovery of human history”. I believe people can find many adventures within a single word.
“In linguistics, meaning is what the source or sender expresses, communicates, or conveys in their message to the observer or receiver, and what the receiver infers from the current context” – Nick Sanchez. “Communication Process”. New Jersey Institute of Technology. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
I would like to take you on an adventure. No matter your faith and/or religion, regardless of “if” these words, syllables and characters describe a physical reality at one point in time, that would be beside my point. The point to me is not the fact of if deities exist or not, but mystery and wonder through a logical understanding of what their words mean. I would like to point out that the idea of what people believe is sometimes half as magical as what ends up being true.
Now, do I believe a “god”? Let’s just say, I believe in a consciousness outside of ourselves and I believe no word, sentence or paragraph can describe it fully. Characters are also numbers and numbers are the language of the universe, I will go into more detail about that below, mainly so I do not digress too far from my intended message. Without a doubt, people believe many concepts of god, and some of us people believe in a God, God’s and or many other things.
“… What is God? He is the breath inside the breath.” ― Kabir (The name Kabir comes from Arabic al-Kabīr which means “The Great”)
What is God? and where does the word come from?
Let us start our adventure within an Ancient Hebrew vs Sumerian comparison:
“El” = God.
“ohim” = essence of.
“Elohim” = God’s.
“B’nai” = children.
When combined: “B’nai Elohim” = “Sons of gods“.
“Anu” = God of all gods.
“Anunnaki” = god’s.
Comparison in translation:
“Anu” = “El” (and) “El” = “Anu”.
“Elohim” = “Anunnaki” (and) “Anunnaki” = “Elohim”.
Words defining the same meaning/entity cross into and out of many different languages.
For example. Egypt’s most ancient god is called “Amun” (Amun is also spelled Amon, Amoun, Amen, and rarely Imen or Yamun, Greek Ἄμμων Ammon, and Ἅμμων Hammon.) When the Theban pharaohs unified the country during the New Kingdom, Amun merged with Ra (as Amun-Ra). becoming chief-deity of the Egyptian Empire, Amun-Ra also came to be worshiped outside of Egypt, in Ancient Libya and Nubia, and as Zeus Ammon came to be identified with Zeus in Ancient Greece.
I believe the Egyptians did believe in one supreme God, contrary to the common belief that they worshiped a multitude of individual deities: Isis, Osiris, Anubis, and the rest of the Egyptian pantheon. They are only names for the many attributes of one God.
According to Egyptian mythology (Egyptian Book of the Dead)…
“God wanted to make “Godself” known, and so uttered the sacred word to create, giving birth to the universe. All forms of existence were made manifest by the power of Netru.” – Egyptian Book of the Dead
Netru is defined as the one and only God who is unknowable. Amon-Ra is considered the creator Neter, King of Eternity, Guardian of the Dead, and King of the Gods (Neteru).Ancient Egyptian Shamans would practice rituals that were thought to invoke ancient Egyptian deities to help awaken human consciousness. Rituals that no doubt involved sounds of characters, syllables and words made to form sentences depending on what the ritual demanded.
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible defines “Elohim” as a plural of Eloah, an expanded form of the common Semitic noun “‘il” (ʾēl). It contains an added “heh” as third radical to the bi-consonantal root. Discussions of the etymology of Elohim essentially concern this expansion. An exact cognate outside of Hebrew is found in Ugaritic ʾlhm, the family of El, the creator god and chief deity of the Canaanite pantheon, in Biblical Aramaic ʼĔlāhā and later Syriac Alaha “God”, and in Arabic ʾilāh “god, deity” (or Allah as ” a single God”).
Canaanite religion: The word el (singular) is a standard term for “god”. El Elyon (lit. God Most High) and El; also transliterated as Ilu. I know that the Canaanites and Ancient Egyptians defiantly had cross relations via a reference in the “Book of Gates”. There are some obvious parallels here. The God of Torah is often is referred to as El, recalling the chief God of Canaanite religion. Once again, for the Canaanites, El / Ilu was the supreme god, the father of mankind and all creatures. El had fathered many gods, but most important were Hadad, Yam, and Mot, each share similar attributes to the Greco-Roman gods: Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades respectively.
“El” (the basis for the extended root ʾlh) is usually derived from a root meaning “to be strong” and/or “to be in front”. Elohim is plural for god and is used 216 times in the Old Testament for “gods” and 2366 times for “God.” The singular form of Elohim is Eloah and is used 55 times in place of “God.” This mistranslation hides the pluralistic nature of the Hebrew god. To the Israelites, Elohim encompasses all supernatural beings: spirits, angels, demons, demi-gods and so forth. So whenever they appealed to Elohim, they were inferring the entire pantheon of the Canaanites.
Code’s hidden within the words:
The ancient Hebrew sages believed, of course, that God created the heavens and the earth. However, some of them believed that the Word of God was the very template with which “God” did it. This strikes some of us as simply a colorful exaggeration that goes beyond any direct evidence, there are hints here and there. There are two well-known references to the creation in the Scripture:
(Genesis 1:1) and (John 1:1). Let’s move past syllables and look “underneath” the characters of these sentences.
The first verse of the Hebrew Scriptures reads (right to left); The Hebrew alphabet is alphanumeric: each Hebrew letter also has a numerical value and can be used as a number.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – (Gen. 1:1)
בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ.
If you examine the numerical values of each of the Hebrew letters, and the numerical value of the words, and apply them to this formula:
The number of letters x the product of the letters, The number of words x the product of the words…
You get 3.1416 x 1017. The value of π to four decimal places! Hmm.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – (John 1:1)
Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος
This time, if you take the numerical value of each of the Greek letters, and the numerical value of the words, and apply them to the same formula:
The number of letters x the product of the letters, The number of words x the product of the words
You now get 2.7183 x 1040, the value of e. Curious yet?
What’s so magical about pi and e? Is each of these just another one of those puzzling coincidences? I think they are too astonishing to dismiss. I am finding that the so called “book of god” might have more in common with math and quantum physics than one might think. It really is “The Science of Cryptology”, embedded in the bible are micro-codes, macro-codes and meta-codes that are on par with what some modern minds are just now understanding. Some things discovered that we didn’t even know about a few hundred years ago are encoded within a book penned over 3000 years ago. Considering the combined texts of the Apocrypha, one can wonder how much information is really hidden inside these ancient texts.