philo thinks the sun as charioteer represents the logos-- goodenough's 
pictures of chariot icons-- makes the same point. Jesus was pictured as 
the sun also-- but that does not mean the sun was seen as divine or any 
Jews worshipped it-- the rabbis note that david's references in psalms 
were to the nations who worshipped the sun in the morning while jews faced 
the opposite direction in the morning to pray. the images of sun and 
shekina -- rays-- are common-- josephus notes when essens deficated they 
shileded themselves from the divine rays which had no place at that time.

an image is one thing-- how it operated is quite another.


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