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  • One of earliest known copies of Ten Commandments sees the light of day

    05/23/2015 12:49:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | By William Booth
    JERUSALEM — One of the earliest known copies of the Ten Commandments was written in soot on a strip of goatskin found among the trove of biblical material known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, widely considered to be one of the great archaeological finds of the 20th century. Penned on parchment by an unknown scribe more than 2,000 years ago, the scroll fragment is one of humanity’s most precious documents — and so fragile that its custodians rarely permit it to be moved from the secure vault where it rests in complete darkness. But for 14 days over the next...
  • Israel’s Big Gusher: The Next Middle East Energy Power House

    03/07/2014 1:33:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 02/27/2014 | Martin Fletcher
    Forget olive oil. Israel’s offshore drilling is about to make it the Middle East’s next energy exporter. It wasn’t long ago that Israel’s oil and gas industry was the territory of wishful thinkers like John Brown, a born-again Christian from Texas who saw a map to oil gushers in readings of the Bible. In the 1980s, I interviewed his site manager, also a born-again Christian, who told me that the Lord had bequeathed oil to his chosen people. In a cluttered cabin in the hills of central Israel, the rangy Texan leafed through his copy of the Bible and read...
  • "Life and Blessing in God's Commandments" (Sermon, Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, Deut. 30:15-20)

    02/15/2014 9:35:21 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 16, 2014 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Life and Blessing in God’s Commandments” (Deuteronomy 30:15-20)I am going to say something that may surprise you today: There is life and blessing in God’s commandments. “What?!” you say. That’s right, I said there is life and blessing in God’s commandments. But you respond, “But, Pastor, I thought the Commandments were there to show us our sin, that God’s Law actually condemns us. How can there be life and blessing in that?” Spoken like a true Lutheran. And true enough, as far as it goes. But there is even more to say about the Ten Commandments than just that. And...
  • Question on Levitical Laws: Why Did God Forbid Blending Threads?

    11/27/2013 10:11:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Bring the Books ^ | 9/28/2013 | Adam Parker
    Mark Driscoll has attempted to briefly answer a very pressing and important question that should be on the radar screen of each and every Christian. The post is titled "Does God hate cotton blend T-shirts?" and deals with the prohibition against mixed threads in Deuteronomy 22:11 and Leviticus 19:19. Deuteronomy 22:11: “You shall not wear cloth of wool and linen mixed together.”Leviticus 19:19: Nor shall you wear a garment of cloth made of two kinds of material.” Driscoll, in his post, deals very superficially with the above question and basically ends up appealing to the classic three-fold division of the...
  • Archaeological discovery in Jordan valley: Enormous 'foot-shaped' enclosures

    04/06/2009 8:01:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 12 replies · 1,387+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | April 6, 2009 | University of Haifa
    "The 'foot' structures that we found in the Jordan valley are the first sites that the People of Israel built upon entering Canaan and they testify to the biblical concept of ownership of the land with the foot," said archaeologist Prof. Adam Zertal of the University of Haifa, who headed the excavating team that exposed five compounds in the shape of an enormous "foot", that it were likely to have been used at that time to mark ownership of territory. On the eve of the Passover holiday, researchers from the University of Haifa reveal an exceptional and exciting archaeological discovery...