That’s in the #NewTestament, Right? An Interesting #NonCanonical Story.
#sundayschool #bible #christian #jesus #myth #mythology #theology
"This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it."
-- #Psalms 118:24
The #DailyOffice and the #Psalter are a wonderful gift and discipline from the church. Before I started participating, my wife would tell me with a weary tone "The prayer book expects me to read the book of Psalms every month!" But now for us both it's like second nature.
The first time I read the #Bible I was like, “A talking snake? What kind of a book is this?” And I shelved it.
Years later I heard someone say it tells the end of the world. So I picked it up again and started at the back. “Dragons, what? These Christians are on crack if they think this book is good.”
I've been looking for a version of the #KJV #Bible to put on my #Braille display, a Brailliant Bi40X and found one on Bookshare, but when I tried downloading it on my Brailliant, it said error unzipping file, so I downloaded it on my laptop and put it on a flash drive. This worked well until I unplugged that from my laptop, when my hand didn't work right. I unplugged it, but instead of moving it toward me and plugging it into my Brailliant, I threw it across the room! Lol!
The Bible Denies the Divinity of Jesus
KICKSTARTER FULFILMENT: All the pieces are assembled, it must be time for Kickstarter fulfilment!
#Kickstarter #kickstartercampaign #kickstarterlaunch #Bible #biblestudy #biblecomic #biblecomics #biblecomicbook #biblecomicbooks #comics #bibleillustrations #biblicalart #christianart #christian #niv #nivbible #graphicnovel #graphicnovels #christiancomics #bibleillustrations #bgbg2 #biblegateway
"Even a courageous person’s steps are determined by the Lord,
so how can anyone understand his own way?"
-- Proverbs 20:24 #Bible
#Christian apologist #JoshMcDowell irresponsibly overstates what the Dead Sea Scrolls can tell us about #OldTestament reliability. Dr John Bergsma insists that #JohntheBaptist and several of #Jesus' disciples were part of the #DeadSeaScroll group. Meanwhile, Dr Craig Evans insists that any notion of Jesus parallels are rejected by #scholars and outside the mainstream.
#Bible #NT #myth
I do like eagles, and here is an old one! A Drachm from the Kingdom of Elymais 100-150AD. Where is #Elymais? What does #deuterocanonical mean? Find out the answers to these questions and more! Here: https://coinofnote.com/kingdom-of-elymais-100-150ad-drachm/ #SaturdayNightCoinShow #CoinCollecting #Numismatics #Eagle #ancient #History #BibleStudy #Bible #AncientCoins #Ancient @numismatics
Why Kevin McCarthy Can’t Do His Job
one representative told Politico: “Some of these folks would vote against the #Bible because there’s not enough #Jesus in it.” The point is that the party’s right wing isn’t actually interested in governing; it’s all about posturing, and the budget fight is a temper tantrum rather than a policy dispute. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/21/opinion/kevin-mccarthy-gingrich-house-speaker.html?smid=nytcore-android-share
PRAISE GOD😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 PRAISE YAHWEH😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 PRAISE JEHOVAH😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 THE LORD OF LORDS😔🙏🏽😇🙏🏽 THE KING OF KINGS😔🙏🏽😇🙏🏽 PRAISE FATHER GOD😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 PRAISE GOD THE FATHER😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 PRAISE OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 HALLELUJAH😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 AMEN😔🙏🏽😇🙏🏽 #youversion #bible #bibleapp #verseoftheday #verseofthedaystory #scripture #thegospelofmatthew #ch5 #verse6 #blessedarethosewhohungerandthirstforrighteousness #fortheywillbefilled😔🙏🏽😇🙏🏽
PRAISE GOD😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 PRAISE YAHWEH😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 PRAISE JEHOVAH😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 THE LORD OF LORDS😔🙏🏽😇🙏🏽 THE KING OF KINGS😔🙏🏽😇🙏🏽 PRAISE FATHER GOD😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 PRAISE GOD THE FATHER😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 PRAISE OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 HALLELUJAH😔👐🏽😇👐🏽 AMEN😔🙏🏽😇🙏🏽 #youversion #bible #bibleapp #verseoftheday #scripture #thegospelofmatthew #ch5 #verse6 #blessedarethosewhohungerandthirstforrighteousness #fortheywillbefilled😔🙏🏽😇🙏🏽
I hear Christians say the word "love" so often. In fact, they all tend to abuse the word as if it is what the Bible is all about. What exactly does the word "love" אהבה mean in the original Hebrew Bible?
The Hebrew root of אהבה is אהב and אהב means "to love" and "to be attached to". ה possibly means "being". דביקות (davkut) means attachment or devotion. Maybe that's why there is no difference of the word "love" in "I love icecream" and "I love my mother". 😂 #bible #hebrew #love #christian
Daily Bible - read the entire bible one day at a time - Day 308
I’ll cry on your shoulder
Before the day’s through
And you’ll hold me tight
Say you already knew
All I can say is I love you
And all I can cry is I need you
And I’ll beg forgiveness from you
Many times, before they day is through
Link to full poem:
#poem #poetry #poemoftheday #photography #cwh #fire #flames #camping #religion #christian #christianity #jesus #god #bible #exvangelical #writing #poems #love #mentalhealth #spiritual #spirituality #parenting
"Differing weights are detestable to the Lord,
and dishonest scales are unfair."
-- Proverbs 20:23 #Bible
You made the Law, and though I fear it
I still keep a familiar spirit,
And gastromancy is my trade.
So I will raise the speaking shade
Of one who can inform your choices.
Tomorrow, my projected voices
Prophesy, you will know defeat.
Till then, how ‘bout a bite to eat?
Who am I?
Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to have some of you thrown into prison so you may be tested, and you will experience suffering for ten days. Remain faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown that is life itself. Revelation 2.10 NET.
This verse is a good candidate for the theme of the book.
1 skin, 2 skin, 3 skin… The stand out moment from tonight’s #Bible study group, which focused on Psalm 22 by David of ‘David and Goliath’ fame, was the reference to an unusual form of currency…
1 Samuel 18:27 David took his men with him and went out and killed two hundred Philistines and brought back their foreskins. They counted out the full number to the king so that David might become the king’s son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.
#ClimateChange #GOP #Bible
"LaMalfa [R-CA] has said that the "climate of the globe has been fluctuating since God created it" and has gone on record saying the Book of Genesis disproves the scientific consensus on climate change, which he has called "bad science."
... He further claimed that wildfires in his home state of California were the result of "poor land management by state and federal agencies."
"The hearing ear and the seeing eye —
the Lord made them both."
-- Proverbs 20:12 #Bible
Each piece is grounded in scripture and reflects who God is and how he provides for us.
Radice, R., and Runia, D. (. (22 Dec. 2015). Philo of Alexandria, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. Available From: Brill https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004312753 [Accessed 20 September 2023]. #OpenAccess #OA #Biography #Philosophy #Philosopher #Bible #Religion #Book #Books #Ebook #Ebooks #Bookstodon @philosophy @philosophyofreligion @bookstodon (61)
The #Bible often refers to the land of Canaan and its main inhabitants, the Canaanites, but it's not always clear who those people were or what happened to them. In my latest video, I look at the geography, language, and religion of the Canaanites and how they compare to the Bible's depiction. #archaeology #history #deconstruction
I've been here 10 months, so it was time I pinned an introduction!
Is the Pope Catholic? Does a bear shit in the woods? Would a cow lick Lot's wife? #Bible
Understanding God and atheism on YouTube | The Listening Post
Every week, I explain the Sunday Bible readings with examples from the world of books, movies and TV shows in my podcast 'Gospel for Geeks'.
This week, I ask myself what professor Snape could have learned from the Gospel: https://www.fatherroderick.com/gospel-for-geeks/snape-and-the-gospel/
Ask your library to ban that book which describes the adventures of a young Jewish man, who never married, never had a child, had a temper and was a magician. He healed people by touching, conjuring food, living with twelve men and sleeping with them naked on the roof of the house, and was friends with a hooker.
Beside that, the first part of the book has a favorite view of slavery, slaughter and its main protagonist, a middle east deity, is the god of ISIS.
Relating a conversation had on Discord. The prompt from them was:
"How do you guys continue to believe even with the apparent contradictions in the Scriptures like 2 Samuel 8:4 vs. 1 Chronicles 18:4? Things like this are actually causing a lapse in my faith, as of late."
(Note: the two passages are identical in the KJV, except one of them says that there are seven hundred horsemen, and the other says there are seven thousand. In most translations, these two passages are not identical, and many of the translations just say 1700 horsemen.)
What, the difference between "seven thousand" and "seven hundred"? I actually listened to an interesting podcast on that the other day. https://nakedbiblepodcast.com/podcast/naked-bible-024-the-bibles-literary-context-the-military-historical-annal-genre/
Short version to save a listen: Chronicles is written as a Military-Historical Annal, and as such there are some liberties taken with numbers in some places. This was a common trope of the time for stories about kings, and would have been no different for stories about King David. The example Dr. Heiser uses takes a different sample and breaks it down as similar to other Ancient Near-Eastern texts.
If seven thousand vs seven hundred has you beat up, you must have real difficulties with the inconsistencies in the Synoptic Gospels.
In general, I find my faith doesn't lie in the specifics, but rather in the spaces between. Reading the Word and studying it -- seeing how other people answer these same tough questions you're asking? That's what really renews and affirms my faith. For example, I find a lot of the Jewish histories a little hard to take literally. Especially pre-David. The Bible can be the inspired Word of God and still be a bunch of words written by human beings in certain rhetorical and poetic styles designed to evoke a response in their audience.
Everyone eventually hits a wall where they say "You know, this is just a little TOO far," but there are a great body of people across history that have read those same words, asked those same questions, and figured out an answer. I pray you find your answer, my friend.
“The embrace of Trump is really, finally a cynical calculation concerned with power, one that has the thinnest of possible Scriptural justifications,”
~ Robert Millies, author of Good Intentions: A History of Catholic Voters’ Road from Roe to Trump
No copies of the proposed Q (Quelle) source exist, but by definition it is that text common to both Matthew and Luke and non-existent in Mark. #Bible
Many people find the begats in the Old Testament to be pretty boring. A lot of people who start reading the #Bible stop there because they just can't bring themselves to get through it. Others skim that section to get through it as quickly as possible.
I'll admit, it IS kinda boring, and I was one who skimmed it.
But I always get goosebumps when I read the genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3:23-38 (Maybe because by the time we get there, we actually *know* who many of these people are):
"When Jesus began his work, he was about thirty years old. He was the son, so people thought, of Joseph, who was the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Kenan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God." (https://my.bible.com/bible/69/LUK.3.GNTD)
In my mind, this is why #Jesus often refers to Himself as "The Son of Man" ("Man" being Adam), and also why Paul sometimes refers to Jesus as "The Second Adam" (Adam's actions introduced sin, evil, and punishment into the world, and through Jesus' actions, we're saved from the consequences of that sin).
YMMV, but to me, that's such a rich history. It makes me feel like I really... belong, you know? :-)
In this #spookygeology post, I’m exploring two geologically-related aspects of the parable of Sodom & Gomorrah. The first is that of Lot’s wife, who was punished by being turned to a pillar of salt. And the second is about how the dual hedonistic cities were destroyed in a cataclysm. #geomythology #Bible #geology https://spookygeology.com/sodom-and-gomorrah-a-geomythological-parable/
Delhi: Christians Attacked and Bible Torn in Church Attack During Sunday Service
A 100-strong mob surrounded the police station in Delhi’s GTB Nagar for several hours and raised provocative slogans as the pastor and injured persons reached to file their complaint.
Any semitic language scholars out there?
I'm looking to translate Luke 18:13's phrase "God be merciful to me a sinner" into Aramaic, with something approaching period-accurate Aramaic script (whatever Unicode can handle)
I'm thinking about making a plaque for a friend.
Growing up, whenever anyone would pluralise the name of that book, my youth pastor would say, "There was only one Revelation."
He must have said it several hundred times a week. It was a big deal for him.
He was right, though, of course. And to this day, it grates me no end whenever I hear someone referring to the last book of the #Bible as "Revelations". :P
I've been on here since November 2022, and I still don't have an #Introduction post. When I first joined, I was a bit lazy, and also couldn't really think of anything to write about myself, and as the time wore on, it just started to feel superfluous, and even a bit silly, to write an introductory post when I've been here for almost a year already.
But here goes:
I was born and bred in #SouthAfrica, and I really love it here. I often post stuff using that hashtag, both slice-of-life type posts, and occasional commentary on local #news. Specifically, I live in the City of #Ekurhuleni.
I'm an independent author, and have written a few books (website link in my bio), but for various reasons, I haven't written anything long-form in some time.
And one of those reasons is that I'm #PartiallySighted (I have #RetinitisPigmentosa), which has progressed quite rapidly in my old age. As such, you might see me using the #accessibillity hashtag from time to time, as I comment on the sorry state of it in websites and software.
For the same reason, I don't read nearly as much as I used to. I'm trying to get into #AudioBooks, but I'm still struggling with them, man. I really battle to focus long enough to finish one. (At this point, I should probably also tag #bookstodon and @bookstodon). :-)
By trade, I'm a Software Developer, and I love technology. But I'm an old-school lover of #technology, so I dislike web apps, struggle with mobile (also see my #disability), and prefer to work on a big monitor with an external keyboard and mouse, rather than a tiny laptop. Unlike most developers, I can't use multiple monitors because I keep losing the mouse cursor. ;-) #programming #development
Because of my interest in tech, I'm also often commenting on the state of the #Fediverse in general and #Mastodon in particular, and what I think should be done (spoiler alert: I think Mastodon is perfect the way it is, and it should be left well enough alone). :-P
Last but not least, I'm a #Methodist Christian, and my #faith is very important to me, so you'll sometimes see me sharing inspirational #Bible passages and discussing things related to #Christianity and Christian #theology.
Oh, I'm also a husband to the most wonderful wife any man could ever hope for, and a foster father to two beautiful teenage girls, but I don't tend to mention them much, because privacy.
Phew! Quite a wide range, hey? So feel free to give me a follow, if you like. Just be warned that you're unlikely to agree with EVERYTHING I post. :-D
unfuckingbelievable that idiots in #Florida are finding out there's sex in Shakespeare.
but somehow the rape, incest, necrophilia & pedophilia in the Bible are okay.
Huttunen, N. (31 Mar. 2020). Early Christians Adapting to the Roman Empire. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004428249 #OpenAccess #OA #BiblicalStudies #Bible #Christian #Writings #AncientPhilosophy #Ancient #Philosophy #Theology #Christianity #RomanEmpire #Roman #Empire #Religion @philosophy @antiquidons @bookstodon (25)
Nearly 1500 years after Justinian founded a monastery on the Sinai peninsula at the foot of what is believed to be Mt. Sinai, some Christians are looking for Mt. Sinai in Saudi Arabia -- even though the Hebrew Bible gives contradictory location clues and even different names to the mountain of God.
OH MY GOODNESS, IS IT ACTUALLY AN R.L. DANE BLOG POST?!@?!?!?!??!?!KEHLWFHJ SDKLJH SDLFKhsldkfahsdlfkjasdlfkhld
Content warning: #Bible stuff, a smidge of politics
Ahmet Allus said he wanted to draw attention to the fact that no sacred book should be burned.
"I am a Muslim, and I cannot burn sacred and religious books," he said.
"There is a difference between freedom of expression and insulting ethnic groups. Burning the #Quran and other religious books should be considered a hate crime. I obtained permission from the police for the act of burning the Torah and the Bible to draw attention to this. I have absolutely no intention of burning any religious book."
Swedish police authorize protest by man who plans to burn Torah, Bible outside Israeli Embassy | AP News
>Israeli officials called on the Swedish government to stop the protest, which is scheduled to take place Saturday outside the diplomatic mission.
>Stockholm police on Friday said they have authorized a protest this weekend by a man who has stated that he wants to burn the #Torah and the #Bible outside the Israeli Embassy in Stockholm. #Sweden #Israel
🌸✝️ Hello, all! I'm a devoted #Catholic #wife, and blessed #mother of two incredible kids (#ADHD / #ODD daughter born 1996 & #ASD son born 2015). 💖 As a Holistic Health Practitioner certified in various modalities, I love exploring the connections between #holistichealth, the teachings of the #saints, and the #Bible. 🌿📖
Living with #ASD and #AvPD personally, I have gained many insights for individuals navigating similar journeys.🙏💙
#HolisticHealing #CatholicFaith, #Motherhood #AutismAdvocacy
Today there's a strange ceremony taking place at St Giles in #Edinburgh, arguably the mother church of #Presbyterians across the world. #KingCharlesIII will be presented with a #crown in a not-quite #Coronation ceremony for #Scotland. The #FirstMinister, a #Muslim and #Republican and leader of an #independence party, will read from the #Bible; leaders of his coalition party will be at an anti #monarchy demonstration instead. #BBC's James Cook has a go at explaining/...
I never did an #introduction post, so it looks like now is a good time.
Hi. I'm Rebecca.
I'm a #teacher, primarily high school English #literacy / #ELA with predominantly second-language speakers. #HabloEspañol. I work in #ChristianEd. I'm interested in everything #education and #pedagogy. Alumna of #ClearTheAir.
I'm a misfit #Christian who grew up fundamentalist, went liberal Baptist for two years, became a classic case of Young, Restless, and #Reformed (but still Baptist), and am now learning to have no heroes but Jesus. The #Bible is good; #theology is not an intellectual exercise. Holding religious freedom and soul liberty together with a historically Christian sexual ethic. Miss the high church liturgy. #Monasticism-curious. Hate abuse, love survivors. #Missionary sent to the Dominican Republic.
It's great to be a Michigan Wolverine. #GoBlue 〽️
(PS I manually approve follower requests for everybody's safety- it's a teacher thing - but the lock icon doesn't mean my account is private 😊)
The #Bible Officially #Banned in #Utah #SchoolDistrict
#christian #christianity #LDS #mormons #sexuality #rape #incest #thebible #NT
District in Utah removes the Bible from elementary and junior high schools due to ‘vulgarity or violence’.
As an atheist this saddens me…and that’s because I don’t believe in banning books. No good comes of it. Nor will this tit for tat response end book banning, it will just embolden Evangelicals who will see it as evidence of the End Days.
The #Bible has been removed from libraries in Utah after a parent used a new law that permits the removal of "pornographic".
The parent argued that the Bible contained topics such as incest, bestiality, genital mutilation, and infanticide, making it pornographic under the new definition set forth in Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-1227.
A GOP lawmaker expressed "sadness" regarding the situation.
#Bible nerd twitch activated slightly as I saw somebody refer to the Book of Revelations. It's Revelation. Just one revelation.
We also have Brevard county continuing its involvement in the book ban fight.
Brevard County Public Schools confirmed to FOX 35 that the Bible is one of the books under review.
Bible ban in Brevard County? The Bible is latest under review by school district
2/ "Come to me, all you who labor and are overburdened, and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls! Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30)
[aka, follow me and I will not burden you with a heavy load, I will relieve your suffering]
*Verses are from The Jerusalem #Bible but read essentially the same in any translation one chooses.
"The first to state his case seems right
until another comes and cross-examines him."
-- Proverbs 18:17 #Bible
"A person’s spirit can endure sickness,
but who can survive a broken spirit?"
-- Proverbs 18:14 #Bible
Texas and Florida are competing for who can pass the most unconstitutional laws.
Latest entry from Texas: trying to impose Christianity in the public schools
Their wish list includes Ten Commandments in every class, Bible readings, chaplains
Dallas Morning News --With quotes from me. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2023/05/10/texas-plan-to-put-chaplains-in-public-schools-is-latest-move-to-inject-christianity/
"Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent—
discerning, when he seals his lips."
~ Proverbs 17:28 #Bible