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To Israel, Zion originally meant „City of David‟, and the name David, appropriately enough, actually comes from the Sumerian for „the lover‟. Zion, running counter to established criteria, is not Semitic either, but Sumerian in provenance, Sinai itself coming from ZA-NE, meaning „brazier‟, whence the Torah‟s Burning Bush, itself symbolic of Canaanite Sun worship and the obvious reason for Moses‟ gloriously shining face. The name Cain means „womb‟ and proceeds from the Sumerian GAR-EN, which means „seed container‟.
C. it had been completed, comprising a total of 300 signs that were put to successful use in politics, commerce, and religion. This language-system would be replaced 150 years later by the Akkadian equivalent, which soon after became the official language in the area. Sumerian cuneiform provides a bridge between the Indo-European languages that include Greek, Latin, and English, and the Semitic group that consists of the languages employed in the writing of the Old Testament, that is, Aramaic and Hebrew.
Needless to say, this is the description of a mushroom and, evidently, of the psychogenetic type. It is a fact that mushrooms gain in hallucinogenic potency when grown at over 2000 metres, and this may well account for the universal sacredness of mountains, including the biblical Mount Hermon, the Highest Region, and the place for heavenly glimpses as witnessed by Moses himself. Esau, the name of Isaac‟s first-born, comes from the Sumerian and Greek composition EShU-A, which means „volva‟ of a mushroom, or „raised canopy‟, whence, incidentally, the rich covering borne over priests in Roman Catholic and other Orthodox street processions.