Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Collection of Habits

In their Wandering Northward the Sabeans picked up what we Sabeans call A Collection of Habits. And it's very possible this collection of habits, might have had something to do with inspiring a description of Sabeans found in the written work of Pamphile of Epidaurus. She wrote in the First Century AD. Her writing was more like a modern day blog than any kind of serious peer reviewed history. Yet amongst her notes, she does mention a short inscription written in Egyptian Late Period cuneiform on some kind of 'cellar wall' by some kind of 'anonymous hand' some sixteen hundred years before the First Century AD. And as we Sabeans understand Pamphile's interpretation, the inscription cruelly refers to the Sabeans has having emerged from the Crucible of Lucifer.

Now it might well be that it was only later the word "Lucifer," which is Latin for "The Southern Star," became associated with the leader of the Angels Revolt against the One God. But Pamphile's interpretation still hurts those few of us Sabeans that might be a little sensitive. And I guess too, it's also entirely possible that it was these sort of random acts of writing on cellar walls that might have contributed to Pamphile's insistence that Sabeans might have had something to do with the first attempt to destroy the Library of Alexandria. Not something that was successfully accomplished until the Rashidun Caliphate in something like 645 AD. By which time for your information, there wasn't a single Sabean left in Egypt. All the same, I think the point I'm trying to make is that in our Wandering Northward we Sabeans acquired what we prefer to call  A Collection of Habits. It's not like a list, it's not something you stick on the lawn of a court house, it's more like a round about flow.

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