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Re: Unknown Script on a blade

Postby Talib » Fri 19 Feb 2010 8:39 pm

I think it's more likely these scripts were created by gentiles but inspired by Jewish gematria. The alphabetical order of that Alphabet of the Magi resembles the order of the Hebrew alphabet.

Judaism shuns anything to do with magic or astrology.
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Re: Unknown Script on a blade

Postby Serali » Sat 20 Feb 2010 6:48 am

Talib wrote:Judaism shuns anything to do with magic or astrology.


That's why I said they didn't seem like the type of people to do such things in any era.

But if the Alphabet of the Magi resembles the alphabetical order of the of the Hebrew alphabet....wouldn't that mean that it might've been created by jews?

And if so how if their religion shuns such things?

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Re: Unknown Script on a blade

Postby Sobekhotep » Sun 21 Feb 2010 12:49 am

Talib wrote:Judaism shuns anything to do with magic or astrology.

What about Kabbalistic astrology?
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Re: Unknown Script on a blade

Postby Talib » Sun 21 Feb 2010 1:22 am

Serali wrote:But if the Alphabet of the Magi resembles the alphabetical order of the of the Hebrew alphabet....wouldn't that mean that it might've been created by jews?
Not necessarily. Hebrew wasn't totally unknown to gentiles, and as a sacred language was often regarded as possessing magical properties.

For a modern analogy, see the emblem of Anton LaVey's Church of Satan: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Baphosimb.gif. The Hebrew letters around the circumference spell out "Leviathan."
What about Kabbalistic astrology?
Many Jews reject Qabbalah entirely.
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Re: Unknown Script on a blade

Postby Dan_ad_nauseam » Sun 21 Feb 2010 3:19 am

Talib wrote:
Serali wrote:. . . .


. . . .

What about Kabbalistic astrology?


Many Jews reject Qabbalah entirely.


Yes, but I think your original comment on the subject was categorical. There is a recognized mystic tradition in Judaism.
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Re: Unknown Script on a blade

Postby Talib » Sun 21 Feb 2010 4:44 am

Granted but that's within the acceptable confines of the faith. Magick definitely is not.
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