“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.

Immunity From Divine Judgment in Ancient Times

So, what do we learn? Seals, Eagles, and a particular type of tree are never struck by lightning. Also: Lightning does not descend more than five feet into the earth. Cool. Cool. Nice, but what relevance does this have today? Well, you’d be surprised…

Are You Sure You Know Joseph’s Hometown?

So let’s talk about Joseph —  the supposed Father of Jesus (Luke 3:23), betrothed to Mary (Luke 1:27) — Where was he actually from? Nazareth, right? That’s what everybody thinks. He and his high-school sweetheart Mary, who was prego-by-the-Holy-Spirit with ya-boy J.C. got married and then went to the ancient ancestral home of Joseph’s 900-year-old-great-granddaddy…