שמש S(H)eMeSH is the sun (Deuteronomy 4:41). It can be broken down toשם SHahM (there – Genesis 2:12) + אשAiSH (fire – see “ASIA”) or “fire is there.”
The SUN is related to a שמש SHaMahSH (servant, sexton ). The synagogue caretaker or beadle, Hebrew שמש SHaMahSH or Yiddish sham’is is from Aramaic. Coptic shemshe is a servant
The sun is the Creator’s most visible shamis candle in our solar system.
Ancient animists and worshipers of the SUN have been so impressed by the flashy brass buttons of the downstairs doorman
(the Creator’s servant, the sun), that they forgot about addressing his boss, the landlord, in the penthouse way above.
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