The ONLY meaning of LEGALISM
identifies the MUSES promoting the LAWS of Apollo
who is the Apollyon of Revelation. John calls the
"lusted after fruits" as rhetoricians, singers and
instrument players SORCERERS who had deceived the
A musical instrument is their "machine for doing
hard work, making war and SHOCKING your pants off."
Nomos , ho, ( [nemô] ) can mean "the Law of God" without
respect to MOSES.
which is in habitual
or possession, not in Hom. (cf. J.Ap.2.15), though
read by Zenod. in Od.1.3.
I. usage, custom, [Mousai] melpontai pantôn te nomous kai
êthea kedna Hes.Th.66n. archaios aristos
A. Mousa 1 [known as filthy adulteresses
and the LOCUSTS of Revelation]
the Muse, in pl. the Muses, goddesses of song, music,
dancing, the drama, and all fine arts, Hom.:
the names of the nine were Clio, Euterpe,
Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Erato,
Polymnia or Polyhymnia, Urania, and Calliope,
mousa, as appellat., music, song, Pind.,
Trag.:--also eloquence, Eur.:--in pl.
arts, accomplishments, Ar.,
Tell me, O
the man of many devices, who wandered full many ways after he had sacked the
sacred citadel of Troy. Many were the men
whose cities he saw and whose mind he learned,
aye, and many the woes he suffered in his heart upon the sea
A. Melpontai Melpo celebrate
song and dance. Od.4.17, [make
melody with singing and the phormizon
or HARP of Apollo.] dance a war-dance
in honour of Ares, Sing and play the
kithera, sing and play the aulos or
flute. Epithet of Dionysus.
Od.4.17 Homer Odyssey 4.
So they were feasting in the great high-roofed
hall, the neighbors and kinsfolk of glorious
Menelaus, and making merry;
and among them a divine minstrel was singing
to the lyre, and two tumblers
whirled up and down through the midst of them,
as he began his song.
Making literal MELODY is
the MARK of sorcery: Paul said do that IN the
heart and you won't HARM people.
"arousal singing" was always associated with Phoibos who was the BRIGHT ONE who is
also Lucifer and Zoe. He competed with the
Pythian spirit Paul cast out of the little
TRAFFICING girl USED by men.
II. melody, strain, oida d' ornichôn nomôs pantôn Alcm.67 ; n. hippios
Pi.O. 1.101 ; Apollôn hageito pantoiôn n. Id.N.5.25
; n. polemikoi Th.5.69 ; epêlalaxan Arai ton
oxun n. A.Th.952 (lyr.); krektoi n. S.Fr. 463
, cf. AP9.584: metaph., tous Haidou n. S.Fr.861 .
Pindar, Odes 5. The most beautiful chorus of
Muses sang gladly for the Aeacids on Mt.
Pelion, and among them Apollo, sweeping the seven-tongued
lyre with a golden plectrum,  led all types of
strains. And the Muses began with a prelude to Zeus, then sang first of divine
Thetis and of Peleus; how Hippolyte, the
opulent daughter of Cretheus, wanted to
trap him with deceit
2. esp. a type of
early melody created by Terpander for the lyre as an accompaniment to Epic
orthios Hdt.1.24 ; n. Boiôtios S.Fr.966 ; n.
kitharôidikoi Ar.Ra.1282 , cf.
Pl.Lg.700d, Arist.Po.1447b26, Pr.918b13,
etc.; also for the flute, n. aulôidikos Plu.2.1132d
; without sung text, n. aulêtikos ib.1133d,
cf. 138b, Poll.4.79; later, composition
including both words and melody, e.g. Tim.Pers.
NOTE: the use of
the HARP had ceased over 400 years beforee
the time of Paul
Epic verses were originally sung to musical
but after the time of Terpander, as lyric poetry became more
independently cultivated, the accompaniment
of stringed instruments fell into disuse;
 The fortune that is
born along with a man decides in every deed.
And you, Euthymenes from Aegina, have twice
fallen into the arms of Victory and
attained embroidered hymns.
3.enchanted potion, philtre:
hence, charm, spell, such charms
have I, Hdt.3.85,
Pindar, Pythian 4.  Today you must stand beside
a beloved man, Muse, the king of Cyrene with its fine horses, so that while Arcesilas
celebrates his triumph you may swell the fair wind
of song that is due to the children of
Leto and to Pytho, where once the priestess
seated beside the golden eagles of Zeus,
 on a day when Apollo happened to
Triumph Kômazô -revel, make merry, neoi
kômazon hup' aulou Hes.Sc.281;
kômazonta met' aulêtêros [flute
player] aeidein, go in
Auleô, Pass., of tunes, to be
played on the flute, ho Bakcheios rhuthmos êuleito X. Smp.9.3 ; auleitai pan
melathron is filled with music, E.IT367 .
Euripides, Bacchae Pentheus
many of them as I have caught, servants keep
in the public strongholds with their
hands bound, and as many as are absent I will
hunt from the mountains, [I mean Ino and
Agave, who bore me to Echion, and 
Autonoe, the mother of Actaeon.] And having
bound them in iron fetters, I
will soon stop them from this ill-working revelry.
And they say that some stranger has come, a sorcerer, a conjuror from the Lydian
land,  fragrant in hair with golden
curls, having in his eyes the wine-dark graces of Aphrodite. He is with the young girls
day and night, alluring them with joyful mysteries. If I catch him within this
house,  I will stop him from making a
noise with the thyrsos and shaking his hair,
by cutting his head off.
Bakch-eios or Bakcheios , a, on, also
Bakchios , a, on (to suit the metre), fem. os
of or belonging to Bacchus and his rites,
botrus S.Fr.255.2 ; nomos E.Hec.686 (lyr.);
rhuthmos X.Smp.9.3 , etc.: hence, frenzied,
rapt, B. Dionusos h.Hom.19.46 , cf. Hdt.4.79;
ho B. theos S.OT1105 (lyr.); Bakcheie despot'
Ar.Th.988 (lyr.), cf. IG4.558.20 (Argos),
etc.; ton B. anakta, of Aeschylus, Ar.Ra.1259.H
LEGALISM: always defines the musicians and
Nomos is a law of melody, strain
for Apollon: 2. esp. a type of early
melody created by Terpander for the lyre as
an accompaniment to Epic texts, [instruments outlawed for
epic about 400 B.C.]
rhythm, opp. metron and harmonia,
Symposium 9. 3] Then, to start
proceedings, in came Ariadne, apparelled as
a bride, and took her seat in the chair. Dionysus
being still invisible, there was heard the Bacchic
music played on a flute. Then
it was that the assemblage was filled with
admiration of the dancing master.
For as soon as Ariadne heard the strain, her
action was such that every one might have
perceived her joy at the sound; and although
she did not go to meet Dionysus, nor even
rise, yet it was clear that she kept her
composure with difficulty.  But when
Dionysus caught sight of her, he came
dancing toward her and in a most
loving manner sat himself on her lap, and
putting his arms about her gave her a kiss.
Her demeanour was all modesty, and yet she
returned his embrace with affection. As the
banqueters beheld it, they kept clapping
and crying “encore!”  Then when
Dionysus arose and gave his hand to Ariadne
to rise also, there was presented the impersonation
of lovers kissing and caressing each other.
The onlookers viewed a Dionysus truly
handsome, an Ariadne truly fair, not
presenting a burlesque but offering genuine
kisses with their lips; and they were all
raised to a high pitch of enthusiasm
as they looked on.  For they overheard
Dionysus asking her if she loved him, and
heard her vowing that she did, so earnestly
that not only Dionysus but all the
bystanders as well would have taken their
oaths in confirmation that the youth and the
maid surely felt a mutual affection. For
theirs was the appearance not of actors who
had been taught their poses but of persons
now permitted to satisfy their long-
cherished desires.  At last, the banqueters,
seeing them in each other's embrace and
obviously leaving for the bridal couch,
those who were unwedded swore that they
would take to themselves wives, and those
who were already married mounted horse and
rode off to their wives that they might
enjoy them. As for Socrates and the others
who had lingered behind, they went out with
Callias to join Lycon and his son in their
 Aphrodite of Cyprus brought
the maddening bird to men for the first
taught the son of Aeson skill in prayerful
so that he
could rob Medea of reverence for
longing for Greece would lash her, her
mind on fire, with the whip of Persuasion.
epôidê , Ion. and poet. epa^oidê ,
A. song sung to
or over: hence, enchantment, spell,
epaoidêi d' haima..eschethon Od.19.457 , cf.
Pi.P.4.217 ; ou pros iatrou sophou thrênein
epôidas pros tomônti pêmati S.Aj. 582 ; of
the Magi, Hdt.1.132 ; meliglôssois peithous
epaoidaisin A.Pr. 174 , cf. S.OC1194 ;
epôidas epaidein X.Mem.2.6.10 sq.; epôidais
haliskesthai Anaxandr.33.13 ; oute pharmaka..oud'
au epôidai Pl.R. 426b ; thusiai kai e.
ib.364b ; tas thusias kai teletas kai tas e.
Id.Smp.202e , etc.: c. gen. obj., charm for
or against.., toutôn epôidas ouk epoiêsen
patêr A.Eu.649 .
epôidos , on, epaidô
A. singing to or over, using songs or charms to heal
epôidoi muthoi Pl.Lg.903b .
2. epôidos, ho,
verse or passage returning at intervals, in
Alcaics and Sapphics, D.H.Comp.19 ; chorus, burden, refrain, Ph. 1.312 :
metaph., ho koinos hapasês adoleschias e.
the 'old story', Plu.2.507e.
 And she
quickly revealed the means of performing the
labors set by her father; and she mixed drugs with
olive oil as a remedy for hard pains, and gave it
to him to anoint himself. They agreed to be united
with each other in sweet wedlock
Used with Epoide A.
song sung to or over: hence, enchantment,
Rev 18:21 And a mighty angel took up
a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into
the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great
city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found
no more at all.
Rev 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians [Apollyon's muses or
and of pipers, and trumpeters,
shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no
craftsman, [theater builders and stage
managers] of whatsoever craft he be, shall be
found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone [called a pipe, made
a wistling sound to attract] shall be heard no
more at all in thee;
Rev 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more
at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom
and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in
thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the
earth; for by thy SORCERERS [Pharmakeia] were all nations
IS A PAGAN LAW ABOUT BURNING INFANTS: as in
whom far-famed Orestes, Agamemnon's son, had
slain. Thinking on him he spoke among the
immortals, and said: "Look you now, how
ready mortals are to blame the gods. It
is from us, they say, that evils come, but
they even of themselves, through their own blind folly, have sorrows beyond that which
is EXACTLY what God always says.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those
who are in Christ Jesus, who don't walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
defines this in Romans 1 which is NOT the
Covenant of Grace.
the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from
the law of sin
and of death.
 For what couldn't do, in that it was weak
through the flesh,
God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of
sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the
Isa 2: It shall happen in the latter
days, that the mountain of Yahweh's house shall be
established on the top of the mountains, And shall
be raised above the hills; And all nations shall
flow to it.  Many peoples shall go and say,
"Come, let's go up to the mountain of Yahweh, To
the house of the God of Jacob;
will teach us of his ways, And WE
will walk in his paths. For out of Zion THE LAW shall go forth, And the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.
lex, to fasten; Lat. ligo, to
bind, oblige; cf. religio] ,
I. a proposition or motion for a law made to
the people by a magistrate, a bill (cf.
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke
many people: and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks:
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the
light of the LORD.
Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people
the house of Jacob, because they be replenished
from the east, and are soothsayers
like the Philistines, and they please
themselves in the children of strangers.
Anan (h6049) aw-nan'; a prim. root;
used only as denom. from 6051, to cloud over; fig. to act covertly, i.
e. practise magic: - * bring, enchanter, Meonemin, observe (-r of) times, soothsayer,
There shall not be found among you
any one that maketh his son or his daughter to
pass through the fire, or that useth divination,
or an observer of times, or an enchanter,
or a witch, De.18:10
Soothsayers are "responsive
singers": Anan (h6049) aw-nan'; a
prim. root; to cover; used only as denom. from
6051, to cloud over; fig. to act
covertly, i. e. practise magic: - * bring, enchanter, Meonemin, observer of times,
Performance preachers and
MUSICIANS are the ONLY meaning of CEREMONIAL
"In an inscription
from Cyprus, in one from Rhodes and in several
from around the district of Carthage, there
are references to important personages who
bear the title Mqm'lm which we can translate as AROUSERS of the god.'" (de Vaux,
Roland, The Bible and the Ancient Near East,
Doubleday, p. 247).
"We even have a
mention at a later date of a similar custom in
connection with the cult in Jerusalem, where certain Levites,
called me'oreim, 'AROUSERS,' sang (every
morning?) this verse from "Ps 44:23: "Awake, O
Lord! Why do you sleep? Rouse yourself! Do not
reject us forever." The Talmud tells us that
John Hyrcanus suppressed the practice because
it recalled too readily a pagan custom." (Roland de Vaux, p. 247).
Gorgias 483e] march
against Greece, or his father against Scythia? Or
take the countless other cases of the sort that
one might mention. Why, surely these men follow nature--the
nature of right--in acting thus; yes, on my
soul, and follow the law1
of nature--though not that, I dare say,
which is made by us; we mold the
best and strongest amongst us, taking them from
their infancy like young lions,
and utterly enthral them by our spells
1. Callicles boldly applies
the word nomos, which so far has been
used in the sense of man-made law
or convention, in its widest sense of
“general rule” or “principle.”
and utterly enthral
them by our spell
A.reduce to slavery, enslave,
2. more freq. in Med., make a slave to
oneself, enslave, “tēn mētropolin”mother-state,
as related to her colonies,
II. metaph., enslave in mind, “paidiskarion me katadedoulōk' euteles”
A.bewitch, beguile, Pl.Grg.483e,
etc.; fascinate, as a snake, Plot.4.4.40.
abs., play the wizard, D.L.8.59.
ē, on, (goēs)
Acts 8. They listened to him, because
for a long time he had amazed them with his
, simply e. tina drive
one out of his senses, confound, amaze, diverts
the attention, 3. get rid
of, dispose of the claims of a person,
3. enchanter, wizard, esp. in
bad sense, impostor, charlatan, II.
magos, on, as
Adj., magical, “magps tekhnē prattein ti” Philostr.VA1.2;
“kestou phōneusa magōtera”
of a musical instrument, sound, E.Or.146
(lyr.); of sounds, hēdu phōnein sound
ē, on, A.skilled
in any handicraft or art, clever,
Epôidê used Of
the Magi, Hdt.1.132
but in this sense mostly of poets and
en kithara s. E.IT1238
mad, marge madman!
“maia philē, margēn se theoi thesan” 23.11,
2. of appetite, greedy,
gluttonous, “meta d' eprepe gasteri margē” Od.18.2;
3. lewd, lustful,
O. 2 Songs, rulers of the lyre,
what god, what hero, what man shall we
celebrate? But praise is
confronted by greed, which is not
accompanied by justice, but stirred up by
depraved men, eager to babble and
to bury the fine deeds of noble men.
Since the sand of the shore is beyond all
counting,  who could number all the
joys that Theron has given others?
Thebanus magis. nam et citharizare
et cantare ad chordarum
sonum doctus est a Dionysio,
qui non minore fuit in musicis gloria quam Damon aut Lamprus, quorum pervulgata
sunt nomina, cantare tibiis ab Olympiodoro,
saltare a Calliphrone.