Users Online Now:
GLP Poker Rooms
Donate To GLP
Back to Forum
Back to Thread
REPLY TO THREAD
The Answer lies in Cancer.
Ms Sans Serif
In accordance with industry accepted best practices we ask that users limit their copy / paste of copyrighted material to the relevant portions of the article you wish to discuss and no more than 50% of the source material, provide a link back to the original article and provide your original comments / criticism in your post with the article.
[quote:Angel Helper:MV8xOTk5MjI4XzMzODE2MzMzXzE3NUM3RDNG] http://unveilingtheapocalypse.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/the-seven-wandering-stars-and-heads-of.html The symbolism behind the seven heads of the Dragon and Beast is one of the most enigmatic portions of the Apocalypse. The imagery of both the Dragon and Beast of Revelation is lifted largely from the beast with ten horns described in chapter seven of the Book of Daniel, and transposed onto the template of the seven-headed water dragon found in the mythology of the Ancient Near East. In the Ugaritic myths found in the Ras Shamra literature of the early 2nd millennium BC, this seven-headed creature was known as Lotan - which was equivalent to Levithan/Rahab in Hebrew cosmology, and also associated with Tiamat of Babylonian mythology. And if we look back to the Book of Daniel, we find that the combined head count of the four beasts also gives seven (the beast like a leopard has four heads, which along with the heads of the other three beasts gives seven in total). The Apocalypse combines the four beasts of Daniel in order to form its own unique monstrous amalgam in the Beast from the sea, which is heavily laden with symbolic import. The Beast from the sea described in Rev 13 is a composite formed from each of the beasts in Daniel. The beasts like a leopard, bear and lion are merged together with that of the beast with ten horns to form a single entity: And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. (Rev 13:1-3) The four empires represented by the four beasts in the Book of Daniel are thus moulded together to form a single, all-encompassing world empire. An empire which is at first controlled by the woman/Babylon (who rides the Beast as if it were some kind of mounted steed - to be steered in the direction of her choosing). But the woman/Babylon is then stripped of her authority by the ten kings (who are represented by the ten horns) - whose purpose is to hand over their power to the Beast itself (Rev 17:13, 17). The Book of Revelation's presentation of the Beast with seven heads was undoubtedly originally intended as a critique of the imperial cultus. Rome was famed in the ancient world as the city of the seven hills. The limits of the ancient city was seated on the Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal and Viminal hills (Vatican hill, situated across the Tiber, was not counted as one of these - which confounds some recent Protestant interpretations depicting the papacy as the Beast). So the city with seven hills was almost certainly in mind here - a fact which is reinforced by the Beast's association with the whore of Babylon in the narrative of the Apocalypse. Another canonical writing, the First Epistle of St. Peter, also uses the term "Babylon" as a cipher for ancient Rome: [/quote]
Pictures (click to insert)
Big Round Smilies
Aliens and Space
Friendship & Love
Misc Small Smilies
View All Categories
Next Page >>
Deutsche Bank's net income plummets
Sanders Supporters Walk Out Of Democratic Convention
Black Protesters at DNC SHOUTS: “Don’t Vote For Hillary, She’s Killing Black People”
Hillary Clinton will nominate justices to the Supreme Court who are prepared to overturn Citizens United.”
Day After Clinton Cash Film's Go Worldwide, CEO Forced To Step Down
Ancient ‘toilet paper’ proves that Silk Road travelers spread parasites as they traveled
Sheriff David Clarke Says the DNC ‘Seems to Be About Embracing Criminality’
Why News Junkies Are So Glum About Politics, Economics, and Everything Else
Here's What Happened When Democrats Recited 'The Pledge Of Allegiance' At The DNC
Superhuman Tech? Most Fear Worst..
Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy
WIKILEAKS JULIAN ASSANGE Says He Has NEW Emails That Should Indict Hillary…And Why He’s A Trump Fan
Undercover Video: Hillary Clinton Delegate Explains Her Deceptive Propaganda to Ban Guns
Is State Dept. Is Protecting Hillary Rotten Clinton's Presidential Bid?
Robots, drones fill police ranks
Companies around globe packing earth orbit with satellites to meet communications demands
Rise of black nationalist groups
Report: Mr. Robot’s one-time only VR experience will return next week
'Kill More Cops’ Graffiti Mural Appears on Freeway
DNC erects four-mile eight-foot tall fence around Philly convention site
Should the Postal Service Handle Your Loans as Well as Your Mail? Elizabeth Warren Thinks So.
HERE IT IS=> Detailed List of Findings in Wikileaks DNC Document Dump
BREAKING: That Was Fast! Hillary Immediately Brings Disgraced DNC Chair Onto Her Campaign! Do you think that Hillary has something to hide?
According to Soros, there’s about to be an all-out class war riots, police state and civil war for America
Torrential Downpour To Kick Off Hillary’s #DNC Election Steal
Disclaimer / Copyright Info
with questions or comments about this site.
"Godlike Productions" & "GLP" are registered trademarks of Zero Point Ltd. Godlike™
Website Design Copyright © 1999 - 2015 Godlikeproductions.com
Page generated in 0.004s (3 queries)