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Recently my son and I watched the new 2017 Wonder Woman (WW) movie. During the movie, the scene of Dr. Poison having a notebook containing two languages peeked my interest. The scene indicated she needed the book, and it appeared she was attempting to decipher it to a point. To me, she was attempting to resurrect an old forgotten technology. This happened to be a powerful gas poison.
However, the point is, there is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9 tells us, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” There has been a lot of discussions recently on YouTube regarding the forgotten technology of the ancients, being resurfaced.
I found it fascinating we see this same glimpse in WW.
Ottoman and Sumerian
[Picture from http://mostlydeadlanguages.tumblr.com/post/163173770183/the-sumerian-cuneiform-in-wonder-woman]
The site mostly dead languages provide us the above picture and additional insight on the actually written notebook.
Now, here are the things that I feel pretty confident asserting:
The notes are indeed a mixture of two languages. Based on my difficulty extracting meaning from the cuneiform alone, I suspect that both are necessary for an accurate translation.
The cuneiform is in the Neo-Assyrian (NA) script. While this script was never used for writing Sumerian, it is the most standardized and simplified version, and (more importantly) it’s the most widely published version of the time.
The cursive is an alphabet (or abjad) in the Arabic family, but it’s not Arabic itself, as evidenced by letters like چ (ç).
“Ottoman” is not a language, but Ottoman Turkish and Persian were both used in the Ottoman Empire, and both of them had alphabets that contain چ. As I’m utterly unfamiliar with Turkish and Persian, and only marginally familiar with Arabic cursive, that’s the most I can narrow it down. Regardless, given that Steve was literally on assignment in Turkey, it’s very surprising that neither he nor the cryptographers recognized the script. [Source]
Diana Queen of the Amazons
We are told Diana was molded from a lump of clay and the god Zues brought her to life. This hearkens back to the Living God creating Adam from dirt.
Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Diana is the daughter of Zeus and a human. She is bestowed with godlike powers, “Beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Hermes, and stronger than Hercules.” Essentially a demigod or super human at the very least.
This cross between a god and human is the Nephilim. The Nephilim (“fallen ones, giants”) were the offspring of sexual relationships between the sons of God and daughters of men in Genesis 6:1–4. I wrote a similar post in regards to Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, where again we see the main character being a Nephilim.
So again the entertainment industry in 2017 circles back to the beginning of the Bible in Genesis 6:4.