I'm pretty sure I was exploring aspects of Paul's post in my replies:
>>The humerous aspect of synchronicity is often produced from the occurrence of the unexpected and unexplained. Some of the early Greeks thought that it was produced by Hermes, the playful "trickster" god of mythology.<<
Metaphor and allegory in fable and myth is also quite tricky. Hence my question to Zosimos as to whether or not he knew of any historical references to the trickster being tricked.
As to the Bible quotes (as well as other literary gems from the past): I raise them as they seem to apply to the subject at hand, much like any other poster might raise a curious megalith, or archaeological relic, or ancient scroll to suggest a take on what we know of history and historical figures. As is clearly evident on the "Mysteries" and other boards, such "evidences" oftentimes can be a source of discomfort to others' closely held notions of tribal history and hagiography. While I agree there should be no need to draw blood in our gropings for the light-switch, so to speak, I suspect when the light comes on (as it will, IMO), we'll find bruises on all of us, and bust our sides laughing.