They Mystery of the Last Supper is a book by Colin J. Humphreys, which seeks to explain the chronology of the Holy Week. I have read the book, and I found some SERIOUS problems with it. This post seeks to point out those problems and offer a solution.
This post is about the specific word “begotten” in scripture. My point is that it is a bad to eliminate the word “begotten” from Bibles and from our theological understanding. Unfortunately, we have almost forgotten what the word means at all. Contrary to popular belief, the word “begotten” does not mean “fathered” and it does not mean “born.” Instead, it is a word with no modern equivalent, but it is still a very important word with serious effects on theology and our understanding of God and the Bible.
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 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.
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.
Giants? Yes. Giants. This post is about Giants.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.