from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. situated beneath the Moon
- adj. of this world; earthly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Situated beneath the moon; hence, of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated beneath or nearer than the moon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. situated between the earth and the moon
- adj. of this earth
The world is a world of consequences, and the consequences of our ignorance and imprudence would certainly provide a comprehensive theory to explain sublunar life.
All generation and corruption occurred in the 'sublunar' region, below the Moon and above the Earth. "
Though Doherty makes his case from other verses of Hebrews that it took place in the sublunar realm.
What Doherty has to explain satisfactorily is how an allusion to Psalm 8 verse 3-5, a passage that was widely understood by Jews to be a reference to humans on earth, would lead us to believe that the author of Hewbrews was actually alluding to a crucified fellow in the sublunar sphere.
Your messages to me and James makes it quite apparent that you are arguing along the same lines as Doherty - that nothing in Hebrews indicates that the author has placed his hero on another place than an sublunar sphere or heaven.
I suppose it is because you haven´t read Paul´s letters close enough or because you may find arguments from mythicists persuasive that Paul´s references about things like the divore command coming from the "Lord" is not really coming from an earthly Jesus but coming from the sublunar Lord.
If Biblekritik or Doherty can show me examples that Jews in the 1st century or earlier believed that Psalm 8 was about a place other that Earth inhabited by humans or a sublunar sphere then they are free to present the evidence.
It takes quite a stretch of imagination to get from Golgotha to the sublunar spheres and claim that it is a plausible reading of the storyline as well as a good weighing of the overall evidence.
One of the parallels that strikes me is the lack of humility or at least self-awareness in the attempts to disassemble a large body of academic literature, rather than publishing - say - an article on Paul's conception of the archons as sublunar demons or docetic christology in GThom.
Was it Kephas, James and the others who taught Paul that there was more to the heavenly Lord than a voice from heaven or a vision from the sublunar spheres?
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