Libnah, is a name which has turned up in Egyptian records, and been translated into Canaanite as "Libnah." Robert Smith notes that the name Libnah is derived from the Semitic and Indo-European root meaning "light," or "shining", and even "white." The Hebrew root lbn gives us Hebrew terms such as lebonah and olibanum which is Frankincense (Lev. 2:1 which was "white" of color according to Pliny HN, 12:14, Greek libanos, libanwtos, Arabic, lub'anun).
- This was also applied to a town name El Lubban. Labanah is the moon. Lebanon, is connected with the snow covered Antilibanus and Mount Hermon, and with the Valley of Lebanon, which appears in the Greek form Libanos and includes the entire Mountain Range. Nibley further notes that Smith identified the jackal headed as Libnah, the correct designation for the WEST.
- And the Egyptians connected it with the white land, which is the meaning of the name!(Nibley, "Fac. No. 1 By the Figures," "IE", Sept. 1969).And Anubis, is the God of the West, the White land of the Westerners, and is associated with the moon! The Egyptologist Hermann Kees noted that the epithet, "Lord of the White Land" (nb ta djesr) is derived from the idea of "Lord of the shining, sanctified (prachtigen, geheiligten) Land. That is a euphism for the necropolis itself, which everyone knows is in the WEST.
- That would make him Lord of the Westerners! This is Kees conclusion.(Nibley, Sept. 1969, p. 144). The Egyptologist Brusch noted that the four canonical colors of Egypt always has WHITE as the color of the WEST.
- Also the Libyans to the WEST of Egypt were noted for their white skin and blue eyes. The facts of this Canopic Jar are:
- 1. Libnah does mean White Land
- 2. The idolatrous god of Libnah does have the mask of Anubis
- 3. The jackal-headed canopic figure does stand for the West
- 4. Anubis is the Lord of the West
- 5. Anubis is also Lord of the White land
- 6. White is the ritual color of the west.
- Libnah, then, appears to be a very appropriate name to use if you want to divide up the world into four regions or races according to the Egyptian practice.
- The town of Libnah revolted during the reign of King Jehoram of Judah, according to II Chronicles (21:10), because he "had abandoned [the] God of his fathers."
Josiah, King of Judah, married Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah (1 Chronicles 3:15; 2 Kings 23:31-32;2 Kings 24:17-18; Jeremiah 22:11). Two of their sons, Jehoahaz and Zedekiah also became Kings of Judah.
"Libnah" means whiteness. Snow, salt, tin, naptha, milk,
A place in the desert
Book of Abraham
Within the canon of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Libnah is listed in the Book of Abraham as one of the deities worshipped by Abraham's family before his flight from Ur of the Chaldeans. He is depicted in Facimilie #1 as an idol similar to a canopic jar with a horse-like head. He is always mentioned in connection with the gods Elkenah, Mahmackrah, and Korash, of which Elkenah appears to be the senior or most significant deity.
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