Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

 

Hebron Ties and Lies

editor 22 August 2017

By JPost Editorial.. The Hebrew Bible tells how Abraham bought land in Hebron to bury Sarah. Long before the United Nations or organizations such as UNESCO were ever conceived – indeed long before there were nation-states as we know them – the people known today as Jews lived in the Land of Israel, shared a common language and heritage and were united by a set of canonical texts that became the Hebrew Bible. They viewed Hebron as a holy city resonant with history and religious meaning. [Photo top right: The Cave of Patriarchs, Hebron.. (photo credit:TOVAH LAZAROFF)].  (more…)

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PM Netanyahu Dons Yarmulke to Quote Genesis for UNESCO’s Benefit

editor 15 August 2017

By JNI Media.. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (July 9, 2017) morning wore a yarmulke to quote the Book of Genesis at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting. “I would like to read from Genesis 23:16-19,” the PM began: “‘And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the hearing of the children of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant… And after this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre–the same is Hebron–in the land of Canaan. And the field, and the cave that is therein, were made sure unto Abraham for a possession of a burying-place by the children of Heth.’” [Photo top right: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reading from Genesis (Photo: Screenshot)](more…)

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Tisha B’av 5777 (2017)

editor 30 July 2017

By C4I International.. Tisha B’Av (Hebrew: תשעה באב or ט׳ באב, “the Ninth of Av,”) is an annual fast day in Judaism, named for the ninth day (Tisha) of the month of Av in the Hebrew calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction of both the First Temple and Second Temple in Jerusalem, which occurred about 655 years apart, but on the same Hebrew calendar date. Tisha B’Av is never observed on Shabbat. (more…)

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Why End Times? (49) – Chapter 5 – The beast and the antichrist

editor 27 July 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 5 – The beast and the antichrist

There are greater and lesser signs of the times in Islamic eschatology. There is the ‘Last Hour’, with the Resurrection and the Last Judgement. There is the Second coming of Jesus, although that is not the all-decisive moment of the End Times, but rather a moment that points to the coming of the ‘Last Hour’ and everything connected to it. And there is the coming of THE antichrist, who is called the ‘Dajjal’, at the beginning of the End Times. (more…)

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Why End Times? (48) – Chapter 5 – The beast and the antichrist

editor 25 July 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 5 – The beast and the antichrist

Will the antichrist be a Muslim?
Anyone reading the book ‘God’s War on Terror’3, written by Walid Shoebat – a Muslim who converted to Christianity (who was a terrorist for a short time) – will answer this question in the affirmative. Walid Shoebat is a great-grandson of a man who was a close friend of Haj-Ameen Al-Husseini, the Grand-Mufti of Jerusalem who extolled Hitler and plotted with the Nazis with a view to destroying the Jews. [Photo top right: Picture of the Antichrist and his believers in a window of the St. Marien church of Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Source: Wikipedia Commons](more…)

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The Talmud’s Hot Tub Time Machine

editor 30 May 2017

By Adam Kirsch.. How Moses could know how his people’s story would end before it was even written is in keeping with the spirit of ‘Daf Yomi’. Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world.

A strange, time-bending moment came in this week’s Daf Yomi reading, in the course of the rabbis’ extensive discussion of the laws of inheritance. As we saw last week, the order in which a deceased Jew’s relatives inherit his property was established in the Torah in Numbers Chapter 27, in the episode of Zelophehad’s daughters. (more…)

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Why End Times? (37) – Chapter 4 – Babylon

editor 25 May 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 4 – Babylon

Mystery Religions
Let’s make some other remarks about Nimrod and Babel/Babylon: Nimrod and his newly invented religion formed much of the thinking in the profane world of ancient times. The Bible gives us only   a short account of Nimrod and the founding of Babel, but it is possible to weave this into the historical accounts of authors in classic antiquity, who have provided important information about this founder of Babylon and its first king. We already quoted Bryce Self’s article about Semiramis, Queen of Babylon and Alexander Hislop’s ‘The Two Babylons’, first published around 1850. (more…)

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What People Should Know About the Arab-Israel Impasse (But Often Don’t)

editor 20 May 2017

By The Trumpet.. The Trumpet hosted Melanie Phillips for a public lecture on May 7, 2017 at the Armstrong Auditorium on the campus of Herbert W. Armstrong College in Edmund Oklahoma. Melanie Phillips discusses Israel and the Middle East in this public lecture about what people need to know about the Arab-Israel impasse but of which they are too often unaware.  (more…)

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The Land Of Israel

editor 15 May 2017

By Dr. David R. Reagan.. To whom does it belong? The answer is really very simple. God gave the land of Israel to Abraham (Genesis 17:8) and to his descendants through Isaac (Genesis 26:2-5) and Jacob (Genesis 28:1-4,13-14). That means the land belongs to the descendants of Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel. In other words, the land belongs to the children of Israel, referred to in the New Testament as the Jews (Romans 1:16). (more…)

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50 new translations of the Bible completed last year

editor 14 May 2017

By United Bible Societies.. In 2015 Bible Societies assisted in the completion of translations in 50 languages spoken by nearly 160 million people. 2015 was ‘a first’ for no fewer than 28 languages, spoken by nearly 33 million people. 11 communities now have their very first full Bible, 6 have a New Testament and 11 communities have their first, or additional, portions of Scripture. [Photo top right: United Bible Societies are committed to working towards the day when everyone can access the full Bible so much work still remains to be done.] (more…)

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