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  • A Sobering Reminder on the Liturgy from the Book of Leviticus

    10/06/2017 8:44:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Sobering Reminder on the Liturgy from the Book of Leviticus Msgr. Charles Pope • October 5, 2017 • There is a sobering passage in the Book of Leviticus that speaks to the need for priests to be faithful to the prescribed liturgical norms. While the offense described in this passage is complex, the main point is clear enough: The liturgy is revealed by God and is not the personal plaything of the priest or the congregation. Although some of the liturgical edicts of the Old Covenant have been fulfilled and are therefore no longer binding, only the Church,...
  • Scanning software deciphers ancient biblical scroll

    10/03/2016 2:12:22 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 20 replies
    Daily Courier ^ | 1 October 2016 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM (AP) The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form. The passages from the Book of Leviticus, scholars say, offer the first physical evidence of what has long been believed: that the version of the Hebrew Bible used today goes back 2,000 years.
  • Researchers Reconstruct Early Version of Old Testament Text From Burned Scroll

    09/27/2016 10:46:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    From a charred Hebrew scroll, researchers resurrected one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament using a new digital reconstruction technique that may prove invaluable in revealing words from other previously unreadable finds, said scientists who plan to make the imaging software freely available. In research published in Science Advances Wednesday, computer analysts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington detailed the technology they used to reveal text within a roll of parchment reduced to charcoal in a burning synagogue 1,500 years ago, virtually unwrapping the scroll without ever actually touching the artifact. While important to archaeologists, the...
  • Scanning Software Deciphers Ancient Biblical Scroll

    09/21/2016 6:36:11 PM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2:09 PM EDT | DANIEL ESTRIN
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.
  • Street Preachers Arrested in UK in Front of Cheering Crowd: Video

    07/09/2016 11:45:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    BRISTOL, UK Among cheering crowds, four street preachers were arrested in the UK on Wednesday for causing a disturbance while exhorting men to obey God and keep His commands. The incident occurred as local resident Mike Overd was open air preaching outside of the Bristol shopping center, while others engaged passersby in conversation and/or held gospel signs. Some of those joining Overd in the evangelism effort included American citizens visiting the country to share the gospel. The purpose of mankind is to worship God and enjoy Him, Overd preached, according to recorded footage of their arrest. You need to...
  • Charred Remains of 1,500-Year-Old Hebrew Scroll Deciphered

    07/23/2015 6:28:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies ^ | 5/20/15 | Elizabeth Goldblaum
    A burned 1,500-year-old Hebrew scroll found on the shore of the Dead Sea was recently deciphered, 45 years after archaeologists discovered it, researchers in Israel have announced. "The deciphering of the scroll, which was a puzzle for us for 45 years, is very exciting," Sefi Porath, the archaeologist who discovered the scroll in 1970 in Ein Gedi, Israel, said in a statement from The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA). The Ein Gedi parchment scroll is the oldest scroll discovered from the Hebrew Bible since the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date to the end of the Second Temple period, about 2,000 years...
  • Biblical Text from 500 A.D. Deciphered from Charred Scroll

    07/21/2015 8:17:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Discovery ^ | Jul 20, 2015 06:06 PM ET // by | Rossella Lorenzi
    Virtual unwrapping software has revealed verses from the Book of Leviticus in a charred parchment scroll, making it the oldest biblical text after the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Monday. Found 45 years ago inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue at Ein Gedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, the 2.7-inch scroll was dated by C14 analysis to about 500 AD. This is the first time in any archaeological excavation that a Torah scroll was found in a synagogue, particularly inside a Holy Ark, the IAA said in a statement. ... To...
  • How a Stroke at 25 Inspired a Life Change for Blogger of the Week, 'The Domestic Man' [Leviticus 19]

    03/10/2015 8:44:57 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Yahoo Food ^ | 3/09/2015 | Rachel Tepper
    At 25, Russ Crandall was the picture of health. In 2005, the Navy translatorfluent in Russian and Indonesianwas so fit that he was often enlisted to whip out-of-shape recruits into, well, shape. And then, out of the blue, everything changed. "I had a stroke, and my body just stopped working the way I was expecting," the force behind paleo blog The Domestic Man told Yahoo Food. The doctors couldnt figure out why. They were like, Figure out how to write again. Figure out how to walk. Within six months, Crandall had relearned bothhe credits the speedy recovery to his youth...
  • 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...

    08/27/2013 12:34:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Voice ^ | 08/27/2013 | Stephen Green.
    Dr Laura Schlessinger is a US radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. A few years back, she said, rightly, that homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstances. An open letter to Dr. Laura was penned and posted on the Internet. It has since done the rounds: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Dr. Laura, Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and I try to share that knowledge with as many people as I...
  • A Planet Full of Sexual Pirates

    06/22/2013 3:11:29 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 44 replies
    Blog & Mablog ^ | 6-22-13 | Douglas Wilson
    A commenter in the earlier post about Exodus International is checking to see if I am ashamed of Leviticus 20:13 yet, which I am not. But before proceeding, let me quote that verse in full. If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them (Lev. 20:13). This passage is the Word of God, and before moving on to how we are to receive and apply it today, let us by which I mean all Christians...
  • Has your Thanksgiving turkey been sacrificed to idols?

    11/22/2011 9:40:15 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 131 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 21, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    Apologies if this has already been postedAs you sit down with your family on Thanksgiving and consider offering a prayer of gratitude, be aware the turkey at the center of the table may have already been "blessed" in the name of Allah. Customer service representatives from Butterball, one of America's most popular Turkey brands, confirmed to WND that the company's whole turkeys are without being labeled as such slaughtered according to Islamic "halal" standards. "Halal slaughter involves cutting the trachea, the esophagus and the jugular vein and letting the blood drain out while saying, 'Bismillah allahu akbar'...
  • Pols debate as N.Y. gay couples wed

    07/24/2011 1:57:02 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | July 24, 2011 | Craig Howie
    As gay couples began marrying on the day New York became the sixth and largest state to recognize same-sex unions, politicians Sunday made clear whether they were wedded to the policy or not. Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said he didnt think all domestic relationships are the same as traditional marriage, on CNNs State of the Union. After host Candy Crowley reminded the former Minnesota governor that gay marriage had been legal for a year in Iowa, a key campaign battleground state in which Pawlenty is heavily invested, he said: We want to maintain traditional marriage elevated in the eyes...
  • The Good Friday-Easter Sunday Question

    04/10/2009 10:32:45 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 1,206 replies · 8,389+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | March 2000 | Wilber Berg
    The Good Friday—Easter Sunday Question How do the biblical three days and three nights after Jesus Christ's crucifixion fit between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning? Or do they? by Wilbur Berg Consider these important facts. First, Easter Sunday is traditionally revered as the day of Jesus' resurrection—although the Bible clearly states that He had already risen before Sunday dawned in the city of Jerusalem.Second, even though Good Friday is generally observed as the traditional day of His crucifixion, Christ Himself told the disciples that He would be in the grave for all of three days and three nights. How can...
  • California Fires and Same Sex Marriage - A Catastrophe of Biblical Proportions

    01/21/2009 7:14:06 AM PST · by seatrout · 24 replies · 575+ views ^ | July 6, 2008 | Mark Parsec
    On June 17th, 2008, California legalized same sex marriage. Only three days later, on June 20th, lightning storms ignited more than 1,400 fires throughout the state. As of this writing there are over 1,700 infernos all across the state that have burned down well over half a million acres of forest land. The current situation is certainly a catastrophe of Biblical proportions. The strange thing is California's fire season doesn't even normally begin until late summer. Is there a relationship between the commencement of same sex marriages and the fires that are burning down the state of California? Is it...
  • Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages

    11/12/2008 7:05:27 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 55 replies · 3,777+ views
    Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages BY DANIELA ALTIMARI | The Hartford Courant 9:54 AM EST, November 12, 2008 NEW HAVEN - A 4-year legal battle for same-sex marriage came to an end this morning in a New Haven courtroom when Superior Copurt Judge Jonathan E. Silbert signed an order. The state Supreme Court last month, in a 4-3 decision, ruled that preventing gay and lesbian couples from marrying violates the state constitution. Today's brief hearing was a formality that was needed before gay couples could start receiving marriage licenses. Immediately after the court proceeding, one of the plaintiff couples,...
  • For Jews, tattoo yearning pits pride against faith

    07/28/2008 6:34:51 AM PDT · by WilliamReading · 201 replies · 428+ views
    BOCA RATON Mo Brenner is taking Jewish pride to a new and controversial level. The 27-year-old Boca Raton tattoo artist boasts a large Star of David on his upper right arm engraved with Abram, his Hebrew name. He'll gladly sketch Hebrew writing and Jewish stars on his clients at Boca Body Art, because what could possibly be a better way to celebrate religion than with a shrine that will last a lifetime? "A tattoo should really mean something to you," Brenner said. "Mine represents my religion and family." With the tattoo phenomenon continuing to explode - 40 percent of...
  • 'Da Vinci' actor: Bible needs 'fiction' disclaimer

    05/17/2006 3:42:52 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 15 replies · 503+ views ^ | May 17, 2006 |
    While promoters of "The Da Vinci Code" have tried to downplay the film's challenge to Christianity, actor Ian McKellen took a shot at the Bible in an interview with the "Today" show, saying Scripture should carry a disclaimer that it is "fiction." McKellen, who played Gandalf in "The Lord of the Rings" triology, was responding to a question from host Matt Lauer about the requests by some Christian groups to insert a "fiction" disclaimer at the beginning of the controversial film, which suggests Jesus and Mary Magdalene were man and wife and that the divinity of Jesus was an invention...
  • Tel Aviv: The Pink City

    11/16/2005 10:31:03 AM PST · by Coleus · 32 replies · 870+ views
    Y net ^ | 11.15.05 | Danny Sadeh
    The Pink CityLocal tourism officials plan on turning Tel Aviv into the gay capital of the world; Israel Hotel Association official: Tel Aviv and gay people are a perfect fitTel Aviv is known throughout the world as The White City due to the many Bauhaus-style structures that adorn its streets, but the city may soon be called The Pink City, as tourism industry heads are planning on transforming the city into the gay capital of the world, Israels leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported. Tel Aviv and gay people are a perfect fit, an Israel Hotel Association (IHA) official said. The...
  • Critical E-mail [to gay activist] Brings Worker Suspension

    11/05/2005 7:33:44 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 77 replies · 1,089+ views
    AgapePress ^ | November 4, 2005 | Allie Martin
    (AgapePress) - A government employee in California is fighting a reprimand she recently received for sending an e-mail expressing her religious beliefs. The employee, who works for a large state agency in Sacramento, read an article in a national magazine which featured a lesbian attorney and her partner. The state worker was troubled by a statement in the article attributed to the attorney. That statement read: "Hypocrisy occurs when religion is used to justify why two people should not be married." The worker e-mailed the attorney from work, expressing her beliefs concerning religion and homosexuality and quoting several verses from...