my goal is a exploration of reconciliation through commonalities.
not, to find areas of metaphorical dissonance among the diversity of
languages and cultures of the time.
What you are doing here Ricardo...is of Ishmael. For this is even the UN position on religion. To find out what all religions have in common. THis is Ishmael...of the bondwoman and her son. And it is in bondage with her children.
In the Olde days this was sometimes called the Prisca Theologia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisca_theologia
To find out what all religions have in common. Therefore all gods are the same god..all religions are the same religion.
This was never in the Bible ...both Olde and New Testaments...to find out what all religions have in common. Neither the Children of Israel nor the Christians in the New Testament have any such instructions to do this kind of conduct...but to be separate...come out from amongst them and be ye separate...sayeth the Lord.
For the Bible doctrine both Olde and New Testaments is that God has separated a people unto Himself and they are not to take on the ways and appearances of this world...not to take on the traditions of this world.
Finding and practicing the commonality with other religions is what got the Children of Israel in trouble over and over and over..and finally they lost the land and the Blessings from God.
We are in this world but not to be of this world.
Commonality means all the traditions of men...not of God.
This is why what you are attempting is of Ishmael...and not after Issac.
The Bible and God's way are not Universal. The Bible and Gods way is anti social...separate. A peculear people..even today. Not social as in the traditions of men.
And yes..Ricardo...all of this does matter...particularly if one has studied Counterfeits/Counterfeit Religions...who and what is of the counterfeiter.