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Babylonian Cosmology

Babylonian creation story is referred at, as one of the many old stories in the world. The Babylonian Cosmology is widely known as "Enuma Elis". "Enuma Elis" is a collection of seven clay tablets which were recovered from the ruins of a library in Nineveh, Iraq. Enuma Elis, written in Akkadian dialect, begins with the [...]

Egyption Cosmology

Egypt's creation stories offer several versions of the creation of the world. These creation stories were found on pyramids, papyrus leaves and stones written in sacred hieroglyphic writings. These writings, when deciphered, tell us about the beginnings of the cosmos. According to one Creation Myth, everything began with the infinite dark ocean of Nun, which [...]

Tabernacle, the ancient Israelite Sanctuary

     According to the Hebrew Bible, Tabernacle (Hebew Mishkan [i])  was the earthly meeting place of Yahweh with Israelites during their journey to Canaan.  As their 40-year sojourn in the wilderness of Sinai ended, the Jews prepared to set off to journey towards the promised land. Tabernacle was offered to them as a portable Sinai and hence the mountaintop experience of Yehweh's presence moved [...]

Judaism

Jews  are the Children of Israel, i.e. Prophet Jacob, who primarily belonged to the area known as Juda. Israelites believe in all the prophets before Prophet Abraham, however the case becomes different when it comes till him. They believe that Prophet Abraham had one wife Sarah who gave birth to Isaac and one Egyptian handmaiden Hagar who gave birth to [...]

Is Nirvāṇa the Ultimate Reality?

Nirvāṇa /nɪəˈvɑːnə/ is an impersonal term [i] that refers to an ever-present possibility to be realised in the body (Brown and O'Brian, 1989); a reality totally beyond the four elements of matter and saṃsāra [ii] and its dependent and conditioning factors that lead to the countless cycles of life and death. Even beyond the cosmos and the four formless heavens. It [...]

Cosmology of Religions

  Cosmology of Religions is the study of the Origins of the Cosmos, in the light of a specific tradition. Every religion holds its unique Cosmology, which holds the essence of the creation and the process through which it evolved. Hence, although this study refers to the creation of the universe, it encompasses a lot more than that. It [...]

Pharaoh

Pharaoh /ˈfɛːrəʊ/ is an Egyptian term that means “Great House”. Hence the term originally referred to the king’s palace but the meaning loosened over the course of Egyptian history until it became interchangeable with the Egyptian office of kingship in New Kingdom. Pharaohs were now believed to be the incarnation of Horus. The title was gender [...]

Syncretism

Syncretism | sɪŋkrɪtɪz(ə)m When two either dispirit or conflicting religious ideas in one time come together and combine into One concept over time. Example: Syncretism is often manifested in the gods and formation of religions.