Monday, September 12, 2011

Where's Elenin?

Very visible [and it's blue].



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't see any point in going on about this comet. Why place any value in what these human sacrificing pagans said. I read nothing about a planet/comet and the end of days in the Torah or Tanach. G-d is in control sit back relax, and let the pagans count steps up a pyramid.

Anonymous said...

Rabbi Lazar Brody has written several articles about the possibility of some Native Americans being from the lost tribes of Israel.

Here is a link to an article:
http://lazerbrody.typepad.com/lazer_beams/2006/10/blackfoot_india.html

joshwaxman said...

Even the pagans didn't say anything. This is just their Y2K bug, that their calendar ends at this point. At which point the next cycle begins. (Assuming that researchers got the calculations right. Some think that the end of the Mayan calendar actually corresponds to a different secular year.)

Devorah said...

Sure looks like a blue star to me.

See the Mayans connection to the Jews here: The Ancient Mayans

joshwaxman said...

i've read that argument in the past. i find it unconvincing.

there is something called a false cognate. see here. finding a word or two which is parallel does not mean that there is an actual connection.

the person Yaktan / the people Yukatan is silly, IMHO. See here for etymologies of Yucatan. For instance, There are reliable versions that the name was result from confusion between the Mayan inhabitants and the first Spanish explorers around 1517:

According to one of them, was the answer of a Mayan indigenous to the question of a Spanish explorer, since he wanted to know the name of the region. The Mayan probably replied Ma'anaatik ka t'ann which means Maya language I do not understand your speech or I do not understand you.


I could similarly analyze every single 'proof' that Rabbi Glazerson offers there.

Devorah said...

You could similarly analyze every single proof that anyone offers anywhere on any topic. Doesn't mean you're right and they're wrong.... just different opinions.

joshwaxman said...

sure, it doesn't necessarily mean that. but i AM right. :) people could evaluate the arguments based on their merits.

kol tuv,
josh

Anonymous said...

I don't think Yoktan and Yuktan is such a far reach. How common is this name anyway?