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Bible Alan Boyle, Science Editor, NBC News May 19, 2011 at 7:51 PM ET J&R Lamb Studios via LOC.gov / These window designs show the apostles Peter and Paul, who are credited with writing 15 epistles in the canonical New Testament. Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman says more than half of those epistles were forged. Is the Bible full of 'forgeries'?
Bart D Ehrman: Parts of Bible's New Testament written by 'pretend apostles' By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 03:34 GMT, 27 March 2011 A work of fiction? Bart D Ehrman claims several New Testament books were actually written by people pretending to be apostles
Carl Sagan on "God" and "gods"
Ancient Babylonia - Babylonian Myth of the Flood Ancient Babylonia - Babylonian Myth of the Flood A recurring myth though out the whole of the Middle East is that is that of a great flood or deluge. Indeed the theme is discovered as far as Western Europe and India. According to the Babylonian version the flood is caused by the great storm god Enlil to punish mankind. In a city called Shuruppak on the river Euphrates there lived a man called Uta-Napishtim. He was the favourite of Ea, the god of wisdom and was warned by the god.
Ancient Babylonia - The Biblical Differences Ancient Babylonia - The Biblical Differences Differences Various theological concepts between Babylonian mythology and the biblical account are quite obvious: Hebrew: One true God (monotheism) Babylonian: Many gods (polytheism) Hebrew: A Holy God Babylonian: The gods quarrel and disagree crouching in fear "like swarms of flies" Hebrew: God saw that all of mankind had become corrupt and evil in all their ways. Babylonian: There is confusion as to why the flood came. Hebrew: The Creator and sustainer of all executed His judgment upon His creation. Babylonian: Adad brought thunder, Ninurta brought winds, Annunaki brought lightning. Explanation It is nearly impossible to give an explanation without some sort of bias or presupposition.
Angels Cherubs , winged beings
Gems and Minerals of the Bible
Minerals of the Bible
Bible gems passages
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Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand-- New International VersionBlow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand--
The Ark of the Covenant (Hebrew: אָרוֹן הַבְּרִית ʾĀrôn Habbərît, modern pron. Aron Habrit), also known as the Ark of the Testimony, is a chest described in the Book of Exodus as containing the Tablets of Stone on which the Ten Commandments were inscribed. According to some traditional interpretations of the Book of Exodus, Book of Numbers, and the Letter to the Hebrews, the Ark also contained Aaron's rod, a jar of manna and the first Torah scroll as written by Moses; however, the first of the Books of Kings says that at the time of King Solomon, the Ark contained only the two Tablets of the Law. According to the Book of Exodus, the Ark was built at the command of God, in accordance with the instructions given to Moses on Mount Sinai. God was said to have communicated with Moses "from between the two cherubim" on the Ark's cover.
The Lost Ark of the Covenant As a general rule, Judaism rejects physical manifestations of spirituality, preferring instead to focus on actions and beliefs. Indeed, the story of Judaism begins with Abraham who, according to ancient sources, shattered the idols that were the conventional method of religious observance at the time. Worship of graven images is harshly condemned throughout the Torah, and perhaps the greatest sin the Israelites collectively committed was the construction of the Golden Calf (in Ex. 32), intended to serve as a physical intermediary between them and God. Today, Jews do not venerate any holy relics or man-made symbols.
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Christ and Krishna
History of Man's Corruption in the Bible. Note to Muslims: As Muslims, we must be very careful when we comment on the previous Scriptures, because there is always a possibility that there might be Divine Revelations parts in the verses that we might be objecting to. I know that the many of the disbelievers constantly insult and mock Islam all the time, and even lie on their own Scriptures with their "End of Times Prophecies" lies, -where they hijacked even the Bible with their bigotry, hate and lies, - but still dear brothers and sisters in Islam, we must always be very careful when we deal with previous Scriptures, because as Muslims we do believe that they do contain remnants of Divine Revelations in them. May Allah Almighty forgive me, and forgive all sincere Muslims, for any and all mistakes and errors that we may have fell into.
A History of God: the 4000-year ...
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Crucifixion or CruciFiction ?
Note: On this page, we will discuss primitive cultures that had advanced astronomical knowledge that we cannot logically explain; given that many of these cultures state unequivocably that the knowledge was given to them by extraterrestrial visitors, you may be interested in our "Ancient Astronauts" page in the UFO section. Ancient Sumeria was a civilization which appeared “full bloom”- meaning they appeared without any precursor or more primitive civilization. That, though curious in and of itself, is not the most unusual aspect of ancient Sumer. Astronomers | Forbidden History