“NLM readers will be pleased to note how many traditional elements have been preserved in the liturgy there; e.g. virtually everything is sung in Latin, the altar is set up against the Holy Sepulchre so that priest and faithful together face versus Deum, and a large traditonal canopy as well as an umbella are used in the theophoric procession at the end of Mass.”
“For example, we explicitly make the point that theophoric names do not identify their bearers as divine.”
“Clearly if that sort of principle is applied most of the characters in the Bible are divine, since their names have theophoric elements.”
“Moreover, your one statement that a theophoric does not imply divinity is overshadowed by an entire chapter devoted to Jesus' name, a chapter in which you write: The name Jesus means 'Jehovah saves,' and the angel's comment assumes an awareness of this meaning.”
“YHWH and names with a yahwistic theophoric element are found in pre-exilic Judean inscriptions, incidentally.”
“Both 2 Kings 11 and 1 Chronicles (especially chap. 24) connect Athaliah with Baal worship, even though her name contains the theophoric element yah [u] (yhwh), like the names of other figures in the story.”
“Yah and Yehu are key theophoric elements (popping up in personal names) for followers of YHWH, another master of the deep, and YHH (Jah/Yaw) is applied directly to God in a number of places in the Bible.”
“Holy, the "theophoric processions" (circumgestatio), and also the feast of Corpus Christi, instituted under Urban IV at the solicitation of St. Juliana of Liège.”
“Neither decree speaks of the theophoric procession as a feature of the celebration.”
“The name is commonly interpreted as a theophoric name referring to the god Marduk with the understanding that it means”
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