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Day: August 3, 2016
I’m turning 45 in a month, actually; but this Cretan song I heard in my youth has been haunting me since I turned forty. I even had the first verse of it as my Skype mood message for a fair while. Άχι και σαραντάρισα, δεν κάνω μπλιο γι’ αγάπεςκαι μου ’ρχεται να τροζαθώ και να […]
Not a hip hop lyric, but then the OP didn’t put that in the question. When I was a young lad, I lived in Crete, and I explored Cretan folk music, because that’s what you hear in Crete. One of the greats of Cretan folk music was Kostas Mountakis. Nikos Xilouris was greater and more […]
If the Tanach (Jewish Bible) doesn’t mention heaven or hell, where did the Christians get this idea from?
There’s more to Judaism than the Tanach. As discussed in Bosom of Abraham and Paradise, the notion of heaven as a place where the righteous dead go, rather than Sheol for everyone, is a notion that was kicking around in late Judaism, including Jewish papyri and apocrypha such as 4 Maccabees. That understanding of heaven […]