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Posted on 07/26/2006 1:11:31 PM PDT by blam
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No, those people would not acknowledge Jesus as the Christ and bright morning star.
Riddle me this: what the heck is the common era? Truth is, they are still using the time of Christ's birth (well, off by four years, but who's counting?) as the baseline for their computations. Nothing has been changed, its just a PC PR move to obscure the truth and drive Christianity out of the mainstream.
>>>Riddle me this: what the heck is the common era? Truth is, they are still using the time of Christ's birth (well, off by four years, but who's counting?) as the baseline for their computations. Nothing has been changed, its just a PC PR move to obscure the truth and drive Christianity out of the mainstream.
The common era is using the supposed birth date of Jesus as its base. However, it leaves the question of his divinity (Christ/Messiah/Annointed One) out of the issue. Do you think that Jewish scholars working with israeli antiquities should have to use Before Christ in dating items when they do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah?
Thanks, I didn't know that about the Jomon. I've read that Jomon 'like' cord-marked pottery has been found in Olmec sites in Mexico.
I found this to be an interesting book, you may also:
"The peaceful Zuni of New Mexico and Arizona are much studied, partly because their language, culture and physical appearance set them apart from other Native American peoples. Davis, an anthropologist who has made 10 visits to the Zuni pueblo, now offers the startling thesis that a group of Japanese Buddhists left earthquake-wracked medieval Japan and came by ship to the Southern California coast, eventually migrating inland to the Zuni territory, where they merged their culture and genes with Native Americans to produce the modern Zuni people around A.D. 1350.
Davis uses "forensic" evidence--including analyses of dental morphology, blood and skeletal remains--to support a Japanese-Zuni connection.
Further, she notes the Zuni's exceptionally high incidence of a specific kidney disease that is also unusually common in Japan. Yet she acknowledges there have been no DNA studies to confirm or refute her hypothesis, and she has not turned up a single 13th-century Japanese item in North America.
Her bold, highly speculative theory gets a boost from some cultural parallels, including striking similarities between the Zuni and Japanese languages; between the Zuni "sacred rosette" found on robes and pottery and the Japanese Buddhist chrysanthemum symbol (presently Japan's imperial crest).
A Zuni mid-January ceremony with masked monsters, aimed at frightening children into proper behavior, is almost identical to one in Japan. Davis's broader thesis that the Pacific was a "liquid highway" mounts a serious challenge to the entrenched idea of the peopling of the Americas solely via the Bering Strait land bridge.
Open-minded readers will enjoy her beautifully written book as an opportunity to ponder our shared humanity. "
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I remember something that anthropologist Marvin Harris (bless his soul) wrote years ago that didn't make any sense to me until I read the C Loring Brace piece. Marvin said that the Japanese custom of 'white-face' is an attempt to emulate the royals. So...Marvin must have had a similar belief about the Japanese royals.
Not hardly. If Jesus is not the Messiah, then there is no reason to use his birth as a baseline for anything. The use of his birth as a divider in history is an implicit acknowledgement that the world was permanently altered by the birth of Jesus and in a way that is totally and completely unique.
One might argue that the founding of Christianity, whether it is true or not, could count as it has had a profound affect on the entire planet. I would point out that, if Christianity is false, then Buddha and Muhammed have just has much right as Jesus, but no one uses them. Why? Because, that is not the reason the year was used. It is used because Jesus is The Christ and that his birth, life, death, and resurrection sanctified many were else there would have been none.
"Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God--children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God" (John 1:12-13)
Do you think that Jewish scholars working with israeli antiquities should have to use Before Christ in dating items when they do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah?
If they are going to do it anyway, then call a spade a spade.
Use any system you want but never forget that the other guy might have a different interpretation of your "common system".
As far as tooling and things mechanical are concerned, frankly, I do have a problem.
I've once again been reminded that "X millimeter" in china is not the same as "X" millimeter in France, which is not the same as "X" millimeter in the UK, and so on...
When I bought a British bike back in the seventies and found the tools to be color coded, I began to have second thoughts, several thoughts later, I'm still not convinced.
The lock I was working on got returned to Lowe's along with the non-compatible hex screw and installation tool provided with it.
The current rush to outsource, or internationalize production, only underlines the problem.
Oh and "BCE" refers to 'Before Common or Current Era" the formal definition does not recognize Christ or Christianity as the source of distinction.
I would be very interested in DNA tests for those who may be of direct decendants of these people, the Tocharians.
I myself sharew tge name (Tocher) as my sir name.
My ancestors who carried the name originated from Scotland, however the name (Tocher) and it's many variations are from many European countries as well as Hungary, etc.
The name (Tocher) itself is as ancient as the Celtic people and exists within the old language and is still used today in the Gealic tongue.
I have a strong beleif based stories past on and the roots themselves to beleive that there is a direct connection.
If there is anyone who wishes to explore this interesting possibility, I would like to hear from you.
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Thanks Blam. Just a bttt, eh? Updating the GGG info as well as posting three recent topic links for central Asia.
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The Romakas was a colony of the Romans near the port of Barbaricum in Sindhu Delta
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I'll buy brunch if you can tell me what is the haplotype they refer to in this article. I'm sure it's out 'there', I just can't find it.
Okay. I'll make note of that in my files beside your name. Ahem, "Does not like BCE or CE."
It was meant to be funny.
I think that haplotype was first identified in “They’ll Do It Every Time”, in the Haplo’s History sidebar. ;’) IOW, brunch will remain dutch treat.
Wella hair color has always worked wonders.
The Indo-Iranian languages (including Scythian) belong to the satem group (along with the Slavic languages--Russian sto for 100), but the Tocharian languages are centum languages like most of the European languages--they are not closely related to the Indo-European languages nearest them geographically, such as Sanskrit, Scythian, or Persian.
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