May 13th, 2013
We have unearthed a lot of bones throughout the years, but human remains with a 60-cubit shoulder span, which is approximately 90 feet (as mentioned in the last post) are unheard of. Why was the biblical Samson figure linked to this number?
The answer: three-thousand years ago science was recorded in mythical terms because our ancient story-telling tradition had not yet given way to today’s methods. In some cultures the practice lasted another six-hundred years or more, as a quote by Plato about 360 BC testifies:
…There is a story, which even you have preserved, that once upon a time Phaëthon, the son of Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father’s chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt. Now this has the form of a myth, but really signifies a declination of the bodies moving around the earth and in the heavens [emphasis mine], and a great conflagration of things upon the earth recurring at long intervals of time.
The tale of the Hebraic strongman doesn’t record a ‘declination of the bodies,’ but does describe (more…)