What Trump’s Impeachment Lawyer Should Have Said

To be rather open with the reader, I actually approve of impeachment based on the limited information I’ve seen. The January 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol was a national disgrace. That is not a controversial thing to say. The question for impeachment is this: What did Trump have anything to do with it?

However, that being said, the present issue is rather complicated. The question is about whether it is proper to move forward with the impeachment trial. On that issue, I think the argument of Rep. Raskin (someone I have also had the opportunity to speak to, because he taught at my law school) had some serious flaws.

Therefore, because if you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself, here is what I think the Trump Lawyers should have said.

The Chambers of the South, the Mazzaroth, and the Constellations of Job

The book of Job in the Bible is a very ancient book. That is why it is so amazing that we actually get some consistent names for things mentioned in the book that stay consistent across 4,000 years or so. I’m talking about the names of constellations. We’re going to explore the constellations and astronomy that we get in Job. There are a lot of surprises and some really good poetry.

How Did The Planets Get Their Names?

This post isn’t about remembering the planet names. This post is about remembering WHY the planets are named what they are named. Everybody knows that the planets correspond to classical characters in mythology. But I’m answering the question “Why did the ancients connect THAT spot of light — and not any other spot of light — to this PARTICULAR deity — and not another deity?”

As I’d like to show, there is actually an answer.

“The Titans” and the Weird Parts of Scripture

This post is the fourth in a series. It is about “Myths” and the weird parts of scripture. This one is still talking about Noah and the Flood Myths, but it is going to deal with something that you probably didn’t know was a part of the story of Noah. At the end of the last post, I said that we’d talk about “Giants,” and we will, but I’ve discovered that this issue is SO BIG, that we need to break it down into two parts. Therefore, this issues is about the “Sons of God” in Genesis.

This issue is about the “sons of God” in Genesis.

“The Myth of Phaethon,” and the Weird Parts of Scripture

In the previous post, we explored how a 2,600 year old story on the “myth of Atlantis” has some peculiar similarities to the submarine geography that was discovered only in 1957. Here, we explore how the “myth of Phaethon,” as described by that same 2,600 year old Egyptian priest seems to have some peculiar similarities with some very widely accepted ideas about comet impacts and gigantic floods.

The Date of the Second Persian Invasion of Greece is Wrong

The generally accepted year of the Second Persian Invasion of Greece — 480 BC — is WRONG. The correct date is 478 BC, because contrary to all of the non-astronomically minded historians who don’t check the sources, the Eclipse of Xerxes DID HAPPEN.

The Adoration of the Magi and the Waters Above the Firmament

This fifth and final post on the “Waters above the Firmament” shows how these “Waters” are actually related to the Magi in Matthew 2, and Isaiah 43, which prophesies about the Magi. I am CONFIDENT that you have never heard this before, and boy are you in for a treat when you read it.

New Life and the Waters Above the Firmament

The purpose of this post is to show how rich the Bible’s metaphorical or symbolic ( or literal?) use of the words “the deep” (tehom) and “the heavens” (shamayim) actually are. By understanding this conceptual framework, you can understand some very deep and complex things that the Bible communicates.

Why Was Joseph Afraid of Archelaus?

In the last post, I explained where the Massacre of the Innocents is actually recorded in well-accepted history. It wasn’t obvious, but it is definitely there.

This post answers a second question that most people do not even know is an issue. Why was Joseph afraid to live in Bethlehem under Archelaus? There is an answer, but it is WAY crazier than you probably thought.

The Massacre of the Innocents in Recorded History

The Massacre of the Innocents is the traditional name of the order king Herod gives to kill those two years old and under in Bethlehem. The general belief is that the story is completely made up. I’m here to tell you it is not made up. In fact, it is recorded in history. I’ll show it to you in this post.

Solving the Census of Quirinius

The Census of Quirinius is not as hard as it seems. The problem comes from a modern view of an ancient taxing system. There was not a single meaning to the Greek word ἀπογράφεσθαι (apographesthai). This word can be any particular part of the taxation process in the Roman world, either assessing property values or actually levying a tax.