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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, - Conquest, War, Famine & Death, an 1887 painting by Victor Vasnetsov. The Lamb is visible at the top. White Horse[edit] Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” The rider has also been called "Pestilence", particularly in pop culture (see below). As righteous[edit] Irenaeus, an influential Christian theologian of the 2nd century, was among the first to interpret this horseman as Christ himself, his white horse representing the successful spread of the gospel.[3] Various scholars have since supported this notion,[5] citing the later appearance, in Revelation 19, of Christ mounted on a white horse, appearing as The Word of God. As infectious disease[edit] Under this interpretation, the first horseman is called Pestilence, and is associated with infectious disease and plague. As evil[edit] Red Horse[edit] Black Horse[edit] Pale Horse[edit] Interpretations[edit] Related:  Angels and DemonsInterest & IntrigueHistory

Nikolaos The name "Nicolaitans" is derived from the Greek word nikόlaos, a compound of the words nikos and laos. The word nikos is the Greek word that means to conquer or to subdue as already mentioned above. The word laos is also where we get the word laity. When these two words are compounded into one, they form the name Nikolas, which literally means one who conquers and subdues the people. If the name is to be spelled Νικόλαος in greek the ό is emphasized when pronounced. Nikolaos (English) From Greek Νικόλαος, from Ancient Greek Νικόλαος (Nikolaos), from νικάω (nikaō, "I conquer") + λαός (laos, "people"). People with first name Nikolaos[edit] In sports: In other fields: In fiction: Nikolaos is the Master Vampire of the City of St. See also[edit]

High-Frequency Insider Trading James HallActivist Post No one has ever claimed that the financial markets are a level playing field. Equities, bonds, currencies, options and futures are not arenas that operate by equivalent standards for all parties. Great fortunes were built not by chance, but on superior information, known to the few. Through advanced and proprietary techniques that reduce exposure hazards and provide exclusive head start triggers, which virtually guarantee profits, the elite firms dominate Wall Street. Business Week states in the article, Is High-Frequency Trading Insider Trading? Classically defined, insider trading means having access to material, non-public information before it reaches the rest of the market; it’s like getting a heads-up about a merger before it’s announced, or maybe a phone call from a Goldman Sachs (GS) board member saying that Warren Buffett is about to invest $5 billion in the bank. Access to this highly valuable information is the key. Original article archived here

Royal Merovingian connections The House of Bourbon (English /ˈbʊərbən/; French pronunciation: ​[buʁˈbɔ̃]) is a European royal house of French origin, a branch of the Capetian dynasty /kəˈpiːʃ(i)ən/. Bourbon kings first ruled Navarre and France in the 16th century. By the 18th century, members of the Bourbon dynasty also held thrones in Spain, Naples, Sicily, and Parma. Spain and Luxembourg currently have Bourbon monarchs. The royal Bourbons originated in 1268, when the heiress of the lordship of Bourbon married a younger son of King Louis IX. The house continued for three centuries as a cadet branch, while more senior Capetians ruled France, until Henry IV became the first Bourbon king of France in 1589. The Princes of Condé were a cadet branch of the Bourbons descended from an uncle of Henry IV, and the Princes of Conti were a cadet branch of the Condé. When the Bourbons inherited the strongest claim to the Spanish throne, the claim was passed to a cadet who became Philip V of Spain. Origins[edit] France[edit]

Abomination of desolation The abomination of desolation (or desolating sacrilege) is a term found in the Book of Daniel in the Hebrew Bible. It also occurs in 1 Maccabees and in the Synoptic Gospels of the New Testament. The Hebrew term (transliterated) is šiqqǔṣ mišômēm (שִׁקּוּץ מְשׁמֵם); the Greek equivalent is τὸ βδέλυγμα τῆς ἐρημώσεως. Etymology[edit] Biblical occurrences[edit] Daniel[edit] The phrase "abomination of desolation" is found in three places in the Book of Daniel, all within the literary context of apocalyptic visions. Daniel 9:27 "And he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one that maketh desolate; and even unto the full end, and that determined, shall wrath be poured out upon the desolate." 1 Maccabees[edit] According to 1 Maccabees 1:54, the abomination was erected on the altar of burnt offering.[4] Synoptic Gospels[edit] Views[edit] Historicism[edit]

Religious symbol See religious symbolism for other meanings. A religious symbol is an iconic representation intended to represent a specific religion, or a specific concept within a given religion. The Christian cross has traditionally been a symbol representing Christianity or Christendom as a whole. In the course of cultural relativism as it developed in the western world in the late 20th century, there have been efforts to design comparable "symbols" representing all of the world's religions. Similarly, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs emblems for headstones and markers have been considerably expanded after a lawsuit was filed by Wiccans in 2006 (Stewart v. Symbols representing a specific religion[edit] Symbolic representation of a specific religious tradition is useful in a society with religious pluralism, as was the case in the Roman Empire, and again in modern multiculturalism. See also[edit] References[edit] Baer, Hans A. (1998). External links[edit]

Tpolemos The Insider Trading Behind the Housing Crash: Bilderberg-linked Economic Collapse Insider Trading Info at Countrywide and Fannie Mae Led to Housing Collapse Aaron Dykes Activist Post Just ahead of the housing collapse that triggered the economic collapse and jobless drift, this man, Angelo Mozilo, then CEO at Countrywide, and Bilderberg Steering Committee member James A. Congress investigated and found some… issues… but these (apparent) criminals go free and remain in the shadows of public knowledge. Bilderberg Insiders Warn Elites Will Use Housing Crash to Bring Down Economy Financial Products, Clip from Inside Job Documentary (2010) Via Wikipedia: Mozilo’s compensation during the United States housing bubble of 2001–06 later came under scrutiny. Mozilo testified before the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on March 7, 2008, calling reports of their pay “grossly exaggerated” in some instances and pointing out that they lost millions as well. (Though there is obvious corruption, no prosecutions or further investigations have taken place.)

The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics The Political Career of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1585–1597 | British history after 1450 The final decades of the reign of Elizabeth I were marked by the meteoric career of her last great favourite, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1565–1601), and the outbreak of bitter political divisions at Court and across the realm. This revisionist 1999 study challenges the traditional 'romantic' image of Essex as a military incompetent and political dabbler. Studying his career between his arrival at court in 1585 and his appointment as earl marshal at the end of 1597, the book casts Essex in a new light and re-examines his role in the outbreak of factionalism in Elizabethan politics. Using an unparalleled range of manuscript and printed sources it explores the forces which drove Essex's career, why true political success remained frustratingly beyond his grasp, and how his efforts to achieve this success helped to fuel the polarisation of Elizabethan politics. '… a major re-evaluation of the decade of the 1590s.' The Journal of Ecclesiastical History

Armageddon Armageddon (from Ancient Greek: Ἁρμαγεδών Harmagedōn,[1][2] Late Latin: Armagedōn[3]) will be, according to the Book of Revelation, the site of gathering of armies for a battle during the end times, variously interpreted as either a literal or symbolic location. The term is also used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario. Christianity[edit] Megiddo is mentioned twelve times in the Old Testament, ten times in reference to the ancient city of Megiddo, and twice with reference to "the plain of Megiddo", most probably simply meaning "the plain next to the city".[8] None of these Old Testament passages describes the city of Megiddo as being associated with any particular prophetic beliefs. The one New Testament reference to the city of Armageddon found in Revelation 16:16 in fact also makes no specific mention of any armies being predicted to one day gather in this city, but instead seems to predict only that "they (will gather) the kings together to .... Islam[edit]

Christian angelic hierarchy For other angelic hierarchies, see Hierarchy of angels. Orthodox icon of nine orders of angels. The most influential Christian angelic hierarchy was that put forward by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite in the 4th or 5th century in his book De Coelesti Hierarchia (On the Celestial Hierarchy). During the Middle Ages, many schemes were proposed, some drawing on and expanding on Pseudo-Dionysius, others suggesting completely different classifications. According to medieval Christian theologians, the angels are organized into several orders, or "Angelic Choirs".[1][2] Pseudo-Dionysius (On the Celestial Hierarchy) and Thomas Aquinas (Summa Theologica) drew on passages from the New Testament, specifically Ephesians 1:21 and Colossians 1:16, to develop a schema of three Hierarchies, Spheres or Triads of angels, with each Hierarchy containing three Orders or Choirs. First Sphere[edit] The first sphere angels serve as the heavenly servants of God the Son incarnated. Seraphim[edit] Cherubim[edit] St. C.