Definitions

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

Etymologies

sub- +‎ lunar (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    Many Happy Returns of the Day, a meditation of gradually increasing . . . length « Unknowing

  • All generation and corruption occurred in the 'sublunar' region, below the Moon and above the Earth. "

    Jihad Watch

  • Though Doherty makes his case from other verses of Hebrews that it took place in the sublunar realm.

    The Death of the Mythical Messiah

  • 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.

    The Death of the Mythical Messiah

  • 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.

    Is There Evidence For Mythicism?

  • 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.

    The Death of the Mythical Messiah

  • 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.

    The Death of the Mythical Messiah

  • 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.

    Accusations and Assumptions: Another Mythicist-Creationist Parallel

  • 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.

    More Mythicist-Creationist Parallels

  • 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?

    The Death of the Mythical Messiah

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  • . . . π, that number which, however irrational to sublunar minds, through a higher rationality binds the circumference and the diameter of all possible circles.
    --Umberto Eco, 1988, Foucault's Pendulum, p. 3

    September 29, 2008