Skip to comments.Hezekiah 3:16
Posted on 11/03/2008 10:37:38 AM PST by biscuit jane
The book of Hezekiah is one of the most significant books of the Old Testament. This book is often quoted in the press, cited by bloggers, and many people refer to it in daily conversation. One of the most significant passages in the book of Hezekiah is Hezekiah 3:10-16 where the author speaks about the Antichrist and the Beast. Hezekiah 3:16 reveals that the number of the Beast is 666.
Anyone who knows the Bible and reads the paragraph above will know that what is written above is a bunch of nonsense. Hezekiah does not mention the number of the Beast because there is no book of Hezekiah in the Old Testament. But it should be, and I have decided to write it.
I will write the book of Hezekiah in order to save newspaper writers and bloggers the embarrassment of mentioning that something is in the Old Testament when in reality they are referring to a passage in the New Testament. Also, people mention the Bible to justify something that sounds biblical but is not found in the Bible.
Take for example the article 666 the Mark of the Housing Bubble, posted by Bill Bonner on December 27, 2006 in The Daily Reckoning. Bonner wrote: 666 is the mark of the beast in the Old Testament. It prefigures the coming of the Antichrist, if we remember right.
Well, he remembered right, but his citation is wrong. Anyone who knows a little bit about the New Testament will remember that the mark of the beast is found in the book of Revelation 13:18.
These days, the book of Hezekiah is needed more than ever before. I think the book of Hezekiah is also needed to save the embarrassment of people who quote from The Good Book when they are trying to teach moral and spiritual values. The first 9 verses of Hezekiah Chapter 3 are Hezekiahs most famous proverbs:
Hezekiah 3:1: Money is the root of all evil.
Hezekiah 3:2: God helps those who help themselves.
Hezekiah 3:3: Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Hezekiah 3:4: Spare the rod and spoil the child.
Hezekiah 3:5: Cleanliness is next to godliness.
Hezekiah 3:6: A penny saved is a penny earned.
Hezekiah 3:7: God works in mysterious ways His wonders to perform.
Hezekiah 3:8: You can be so heavenly minded that you are no earthly good.
Hezekiah 3:9: It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and prove it.
Without the book of Hezekiah, many people will make fools of themselves when they quote the Bible as the authority to confirm what they are saying, when in reality, what they are saying are neither in the Bible nor in the Old Testament as they claim.
There is nothing better than a non-existing book to back-up a non-existing citation.
I have already saved Chapter 2 for Hezekiahs admonition that a woman's hair be her covering.
Claude Mariottini Professor of Old Testament Northern Baptist Seminary
I don’t believe there is a book of the Bible called Hezekiah. Now I know he was instrumental in the building of a water tunnel in the old city of David. I looked at several sources that listed both old and new testament books and did not see a Hezekiah?
What a dope I am...sorry..if I just read all the way through your post first time...good points in your post...I’ll go crawl off and hide under a rock now...sorry
Quite a number of these “not in the bible” quotes are actually only very slightly off from being biblical quotes.
Proverbs 13:24: He who spares the rod hates his son
1st Timothy 6:10: For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil.
were two I recognised as (near) Biblical immediately.
Just make sure you vote against the beast before you get under that rock... ;)
The media also likes ...
— Judge not lest ye be judged — a favorite when Christians point out a morally vapid liberal.
— Thou shalt not kill — (a misquote of the Commandment “Thou Shall Not Murder”) a favorite when America enters into a conflict, or when speaking of the death penalty. Rarely quoted in connection with abortion.
— Let he who has no sin cast the first stone — another favorite when a liberal moral void reveals itself. Rarely quoted when a conservative is immoral.
A couple are Ben Franklin quotes ...
You are correct woofer ! The “book of Hezekiah” is a
parody. It is a fictitious book of the bible. The “book of Hezekiah” is a catch-all we refer to when we hear bible references that do not exist, or real bible verses that are twisted and distorted by ignorant worldly and media-types.
Also there are unwitting people that really do believe there is a book of Hezekiah .
For example say someone says: “The bible says ‘when thou doth consume the flesh of a pig thou must sacrifice a calf, and sprinkle its blood upon thine ox cart’ ...” .
You would respond in a very serious manner, “hmmm, yes indeed, Hezekiah 14 verse 102... lets look it up in my bible here...” !!
“What a dope I am...sorry...”
Oh you’re no dope woofer. In fact you know more about the real Hezekiah than I do. My original post was from a humor post from a Baptist Minister.
We can all maybe use the book of Hezekiah to bring a little humor into our faith lives and in the sharing of our faith /ice breaker with others.
Hezekiah 3:10: Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.