Are you a sinner or a searcher or both? You are probably wondering what that means? We have been doing some research on the word Sin and Sinner. It has revealed much about the real meaning of the word and how the interpretation of the word Sin has ended up today in favour of religious institutions and conflicts with much earlier adaptions of the word and it’s real true meaning. If you look up the Oxford Dictionary meaning of the word Sin, it spells this out >
Sin, 1. Transgression, a transgression, against a divine law or principles of morality ~ kills the soul or is fatal to salvation.
If you Google the the meaning of the word Sin and go to Wikipedia it defines the word as this >
“In Abrahamic contexts, sin is the act of violating God’s will. Sin can also be viewed as anything that violates the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the ideal order for human living. To sin has been defined as “to miss the mark”.
Now if we go back much further in time we will discover that the Greek word for “sin” is hamartia (ham-ar-tee-ah), and it literally means “to miss the mark”.
If you dig a little deeper you will also find this excerpt from The Nazerene Way >” Kadesh in the wilderness of Sin near Mt. Sin-ai (the Arabic feminine form of Sin) is where Moses, Miriam, Aaron and the Nazarites spent thirty-eight of the forty years “wandering.”
The Sumerian god in Mesopotamian mythology was called Sin, which means “God of Wisdom.” (He was also called Nanna-Sin; Nanna is Sumerian for Illuminator.”) Anyone who lived in “The Wilderness of Sin” near Mount Sin-ai would have been called “a Sinner.”
“[The god Sin] was known as the father, or source, of the Goddess. Sin…as father of both the Sun (Utu or Shamash) and of Inanna (Ishtar) the Queen of Heaven was the central astral deity.”
“The name Sin is the Semitic form of Sumerian Enzu meaning lord of knowledge. The Mesopotamians ascribed very great importance to him. It was he who governed the passing of the months through his waxing and waning. … The unvarying lunar cycle gave Sin a special connection with order and wisdom and with immortality.” Excerpts from The Nazerene Way
How the word Sin has ended up being interpreted today is quite extraordinary and makes you consider that the Oxford Dictionary might be “missing the mark” on quite a few word definitions and meanings. Also does the new King James version of the Bible written some time after the Mesopatamians come under question? All food for thought.
Like a lot if things in life they are not always what they appear to be. So are you a sinner or a searcher or both?
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