said, 'Let there be lights in the vault of heaven to
divide day from night, and let them indicate festivals,
days and years'.
Shining Onessaid, 'On the dam wall, from the
Heights, we shall observe the luminaries by day and
by night. We shall measure time in fixed intervals,
in the direction of the two seas - from the High Wall
where the Sun shines on the land'. And this was done.
occasion, the term
= la'yamimhas to be translated as 'seas' - the
is proclitic and implies 'towards' (with movement in a given
direction). The phrase has been strangely ignored by the biblical
two seas that extend in any one defined direction, in the
area, were Chinnereth (Galilee) and the Salt Sea (Dead Sea).
lay in a line to the south, and it is interesting to consider
that the Shining Onesmay have been intending to establish
a meridian for diurnal, midday observations of time. All that
they would have required, was a marker-pole, or cairn, on
the high ridge of Mount Hermon - and then they would have
been able to 'measure time in fixed intervals' from observations
made from the top of the dam wall.
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