And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed [zera], and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [zera] is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
I wonder where the people who came up with the value zero got the word? Perhaps from zera?
My source is maybe not perfectly strong, Alexander Hislop attributes the word zero to the word zera.
The big book on Babylon religion by Alexander Hislop plagiarized by Ralph Woodrow and later recanted by Woodrow. So now I guess we are to believe the roman catholic church is not styled after Babylonian paganism, cuz Ralph Woodrow says so...
Otherwise I find really nothing amiss with the Babylonian religion as long as they don't expect me to drink blood or dance around in a fire. I find Babylonian paganism quite enticing as I have always been a push over for religions that revere the natural earth (another seed/zero).
Matthew 17:20 KJV
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed [zera], we shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove ; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Who needs the Babylonian egg goddess anyway when we have Jesus holding up a zera saying we can move mountains with simply understanding this tiny implement of life.
When we look at the symbols in the triune figure of Layard, already referred to, and minutely examine them, they are very instructive. Layard regards the circle in that figure as signifying "Time without bounds." But the hieroglyphic meaning of the circle is evidently different. A circle in Chaldea was zero; * and zero also signified "the seed."
* In our own language we have evidence that Zero had signified a circle among the Chaldeans; for what is Zero, the name of the cypher, but just a circle? And whence can we have derived this term but from the Arabians, as they, without doubt, had themselves derived it from the Chaldees, the grand original cultivators at once of arithmetic, geometry, and idolatry? Zero, in this sense, had evidently come from the Chaldee, zer, "to encompass," from which, also, no doubt, was derived the Babylonian name for a great cycle of time, called a "saros." (BUNSEN) As he, who by the Chaldeans was regarded as the great "Seed," was looked upon as the sun incarnate, and as the emblem of the sun was a circle (BUNSEN), the hieroglyphical relation between zero, "the circle," and zero, "the seed," was easily established.
Therefore, according to the genius of the mystic system of Chaldea, which was to a large extent founded on double meanings...
Another Hislop excerpt:
* CAESAR, De Bello Gallico. The name Druid has been thought to be derived from the Greek Drus, an oak tree, or the Celtic Deru, which has the same meaning; but this is obviously a mistake. In Ireland, the name for a Druid is Droi, and in Wales Dryw; and it will be found that the connection of the Druids with the oak was more from the mere similarity of their name to that of the oak, than because they derived their name from it. The Druidic system in all its parts was evidently the Babylonian system. Dionysius informs us, that the rites of Bacchus were duly celebrated in the British Islands and Strabo cites Artemidorus to show that, in an island close to Britain, Ceres and Proserpine were venerated with rites similar to the orgies of Samothrace. It will be seen from the account of the Druidic Ceridwen and her child, afterwards to be noticed (see Chapter IV, Section III), that there was a great analogy between her character and that of the great goddess-mother of Babylon. Such was the system; and the name Dryw, or Droi, applied to the priests, is in exact accordance with that system. The name Zero, given in Hebrew or the early Chaldee, to the son of the great goddess queen, in later Chaldee became "Dero." The priest of Dero, "the seed," was called, as is the case in almost all religions, by the name of his god; and hence the familiar name "Druid" is thus proved to signify the priest of "Dero"--the woman's promised "seed." The classical Hamadryads were evidently in like manner priestesses of "Hamed-dero,"--"the desired seed"--i.e., "the desire of all nations."
Was not a pharaoh also the seed and represented by the sun God?
Is not a "hero" one who is two faced usually wears a mask and is of a superhuman seed?
Excerpt from The Apocalypse, or "The Day of the Lord" by E.W. Bullinger
Further evidence is forthcoming to show that there was design in the figuration of the Constellations. This is from the Babylonian tablets known as the Creation Legend. It states that "some divine personage prepared the mansions... He fixed the stars. Even the Lumasi" (which word Prof. Sayce translates as meaning 'the Sheep of the Hero,' the Hero being the Sun). The conclusion arrived at is that the divine arranger fixed the constellations for each of the twelve months. (See Primitive Constellations, Robert Brown, Junr., vol. ii. p. 1, 1900).
As For El Zorro... Is that not Hollywood perpetuating the exact same mysteries?
Masked swordsman, defender of weak and oppressed.
What makes one a hero? Is it because they rise above adversity or lower themselves to zero through self sacrifice (or both)?
Most modern "super" heroes have a dual nature they usually wear a mask and hide a secret side of their character...
What could make one want to hide a talent?
With the mystery religion one digs under the surface and finds words have two different meanings than generality. This is also with the occult and was also evident in the character of Jesus Christ where he talked in parables. The common understanding was not enlightened... Jesus had two faces, one he showed the mass of people and another he showed only to his disciples...
More from Hislop:
* The chaplet, or head-band of Ivy, had evidently a similar hieroglyphical meaning to the above, for the Greek "Zeira Kissou" is either a "band or circlet of Ivy," or "The seed of Cush." The formation of the Greek "Zeira," a zone or enclosing band, from the Chaldee Zer, to encompass, shows that Zero "the seed," which was also pronounced Zeraa, would, in like manner, in some Greek dialects, become Zeira. Kissos, "Ivy," in Greek, retains the radical idea of the Chaldee Khesha or Khesa, "to cover or hide," from which there is reason to believe the name of Cush is derived, for Ivy is characteristically "The coverer or hider." In connection with this, it may be stated that the second person of the Phoenician trinity was Chursorus (WILKINSON), which evidently is Chus-zoro, "The seed of Cush." We have already seen that the Phoenicians derived their mythology from Assyria.
This gleaning of zero takes methodology of living with the ideal for a time to shed light on its mysteries.
There are many other understanding to pursue. In the beginning was the word, is "the word" zero? Is logos zero?
Matthew 13:22 KJV
He also that received seed [zero] among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Luke 8:11 KJV
Now the parable is this: The seed [zero] is the word of God.
John 1:1 KJV
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word [zero] was God.
Comment: I am going to try and bring this post soon into even more focus, before I do I would like others honest ideals on why and how God could be zero...
How do we make sense of all of this? If the lord tarries I will be back here soon to shed more light on zero and reveal more of its hidden enigmas.
It is what in Euclidean geometry is called substitution. If a = b and b = c then c = a
Does zero = love?
Zero is the seed (zera = zero)
(This is proven by the numerous examples I have provided above by pagan and Christian sources.)
The seed is the word.
(Luke 8:11 KJV Now the parable is this: The seed [zera] is the word of God.)
The word is God
(John 1:1 KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.)
God is love
(1 John 4:8 KJV
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. )
Love is zero.
Even within this logic is a perfect circle. (circular logic)