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Bible Secrets Revealed on the History Channel

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Drucifer, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. yosoyellobo

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    I am still trying to get my head over the concept of Easter being celebrated on a Sunday every year. It is something like gas prices which I can never understand no matter how many times it us explain to me.
     
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess they could figure out a date if they knew the year Christ died on the cross.
     
  3. James Long

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    That is too vague. A lot happened in the thousands of years that the Bible covers (not including the revelation of things yet to come). If one includes everything and not just the stuff written in the Bible then the show would be History Secrets Revealed - not specific to the Bible.


    It probably makes more sense to tie it to passover than to try to guess a date. Plus being a Sunday it makes it easier to celebrate. There are times I wish Christmas was the last Sunday in December (unless the last Sunday was the 31st since that would collide with New Years). Mid week Christmases (like this year) make it harder to get away from work and then get back to work on boxing day.
     
  4. harsh

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    Amen!

    Biblical scholars (and Sir Isaac Newton) didn't agree on the date of the crucifixion so it makes sense that they went with the undisputed day of the week.

    On the other hand, Jonathan Belcher is to be faulted for picking a Thursday as the date to celebrate Thanksgiving (reaffirmed by George Washington in 1789 and Abraham Lincoln in 1863). Congress put it into law in 1941.
     
  5. machavez00

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    More Gnostic programming from the Hiltlery Channel

    Here's an interesting documentary on the Start of Bethlehem.

    http://youtu.be/hptQbH_59nc
     
  6. Maruuk

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    Didn't they figure it may have been a supernova?
     
  7. Maruuk

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    The Hebrew word suph's root is thought to be of Egyptian origin and meant a reed, especially the papyrus. So, the Hebrew words yam suph can only be accurately translated as “Sea of Reeds” or “Reed Sea,” basically, a swamp, which would have prevented chase by the heavy Egyptian chariots.

    A huge amount of ethnocentric bias and just plain bad translation is found in each crossover from Aramaic and Hebrew into Greek and Latin and whatever. The whole silly 666/Mark of the Beast flap was over Hebrew symbols which are meant to refer simply to "Nero".
     
  8. Maruuk

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    When people simply refer to "The Bible" are they talking about the Old or New Testament? Or both? And which one of these:

    Septuagint - 250 C.E. Written in Greek

    Vulgate- 400 C.E. First version of the Bible which is canonized at the Council of Carthage in 400 C.E. Written in Latin

    Luther's German Bible- 1534 C.E.

    King James Version- 1611 C.E. This is the most widely used versions however it has a large number of errors given that none of the writers had a decent understanding of Hebrew.

    Revised Standard Version- 1952 C.E. Liberal translation into American English which used the earliest possible text

    New International Version- 1960's & 70's C.E. This is a conservative, contemporary English version

    Jerusalem Bible- 1966 C.E. This is the first version of the Bible to be commissioned by the Catholic Church since the 400's.

    New Revised Standard Version- 1990 C.E. This is the most academic and scholarly version with the most accurately possible translations of the original text.
     
  9. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    The Bible is Christian, so it would be both Old and New Testaments.
     
  10. Drucifer

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    Didn't know of the last four. I must get a copy of the NRSV.
     
  11. machavez00

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    Don't forget the Douay-Rheims. It was published two years before the King James. (The new testament was published in 1582.)
     
  12. Maruuk

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    You know, one of the most fascinating aspects of Secrets of the Bible is how influenced what we accept as the modern Bible today has been by Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism and Gnosticism. They had duality (good vs. evil), a savior who comes down and does everything in Revelations, they have water as a sacred cleansing/baptizing agent, miracles, virgin births, god on Earth, angels, demons, devils, the whole shot. All thousands of years B.C.E. Also Islam was very influenced by Zoroastriansim. If truth be told, religions are a vast continuity, traceable streams back into the mists of time. It's all connected, borrowing, evolving and adapting.
     

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