Nov 5, 2020
"It was called Tava, or "sun mountain", by the Ute. El Capitan, meaning "the leader", by the Spanish. But its modern name "Pike’s Peak" comes from explorer Zebulon Pike, and his name in turn comes from the Biblical Zebulon, son of Jacob.
Moses says in Deuteronomy 33: "Rejoice, Zebulon, in your journeys. You call the people to your mountain, and there they will offer a sacrifice of the righteous." Taken to refer to Mr. Pike, the journeys part checks out. The mountain part definitely checks out. The sacrifice of the righteous part is kind of obscure.
Sohu hoped, as she rematerialized on the summit of Pike’s Peak, that it didn’t have anything to do with her."
This is a serialized story narrated by Matt Arnold with the permission of the author, Scott Alexander. The original text is here: