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  • The Book of Joshua as a Political Classic

    06/02/2005 2:36:43 PM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 10 replies · 876+ views
    The Book of Joshua as a Political Classic Daniel J. Elazar The argument of this paper is that the Book of Joshua is a classic of political thought, that can be and should be read as a coherent whole, in fact, as a major statement of the classic political world view of the Bible. For political science, it is the first classic exposition of federal republicanism.1 While the themes it emphasizes are derived from the Torah itself, the Torah combines them with other elements. In Joshua, the federal republican character of the Israelite edah (lit: congregation or assembly -- the...
  • Judaism’s Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality

    05/29/2005 6:21:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 126 replies · 9,424+ views
    Catholic Education ^ | DENNIS PRAGER
    Judaism’s Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality    DENNIS PRAGER When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah's prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity.This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened...
  • Science foreshadowed in the Old Testament

    03/26/2005 8:15:44 PM PST · by terrydashner · 1 replies · 281+ views
    March 26, 2005 | Terry Dashner
    “Major Scientific Discoveries foreshadowed in the Old Testament” Author: Terry Leon Dashner of Broken Arrow, OK The bubonic plague killed one half of the population of England. Some entire villages were destroyed by the disease. However, it was evident for all to see that the Jewish people were escaping the plaque. Why did they escape? Because some 3000 years before bacteria was discovered, the Creator gave instructions which are recorded in the Old Testament book of Leviticus that prevent the spread of communicable disease. Those instructions require strict cleanliness and quarantines, and cleansing following contact with the sick or the...
  • Archeologist finds evidence of Old Testament Validity

    01/29/2005 6:12:28 AM PST · by NYer · 453 replies · 5,924+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | January 28, 2005
    Hamilton, Ontario, Jan. 28, 2005 (CNA) - Canadian archaeologist Russell Adams, a professor at McMaster University has recently unearthed evidence, which helps to show the historical accuracy of the Bible.Professor Adams and his team of colleagues have found information that points to the existence of the Biblical Kingdom of Edom existing at precisely the time Scripture claims it existed. The evidence flies in the face of a common belief that Edom actually came into existence at least 200 years later. According to the Canadian Globe and Mail, the group’s findings “mean that those scholars convinced that the Hebrew Old Testament...
  • "And No One Knows His Burial Place To This Day" (Deuteronomy 34:6)

    01/02/2005 12:27:23 PM PST · by 1 spark · 85 replies · 1,052+ views
    Jewish Literacy by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin | Walter Kaufmann,
    The Torah's last twelve verses record Moses' death (Deuteronomy 34: 1-12). He climbs to the top of Mount Pisgah, which overlooks Israel. "This is the land," the Lord tells him, "which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, 'I will give to your offspring.' I have let you see it with your own eyes, but you shall not cross there". The following verse records Moses' death and burial in the land of Moab, where "no one knows his burial place to this day." The best explanation I know for why the gravesite of the greatest Jew who ever lived remains...
  • Statement of Senator Zell Miller, (D) in U.S. Senate today

    12/15/2004 5:14:09 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 3,833+ views
    Private Email | DECEMBER 15, 2004 | SENATOR ZELL MILLER, GA.
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) today delivered the following statement on the floor of the United States Senate addressing several social issues facing the country: "The Old Testament prophet Amos was a sheep herder who lived back in the Judean hills, away from the larger cities of BethlehemJerusalem. Compared to the intellectual urbanites like Isaiah and Jeremiah, he was just an unsophisticated country hick. "But Amos had a unique grasp of political and social issues and his poetic literary skill was among the best of all the prophets. That familiar quote of Martin Luther King, Jr. about 'Justice...
  • The Missing Day - Biblical Proof and Space Scientist Computers

    12/12/2004 8:46:24 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 46 replies · 1,312+ views
    Sr. Rita of the Benedictines sent this to is quite amazing! Please pass it along. Blessings. Allen ODonnell ----- Original Message ----Sent: Saturday, December 11, 2004 8:12 AM - Subject: Fw: THE MISSING DAY ...mind boggling. THE MISSING DAY For all the scientists out there, and for all the students who have a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible, here's something that shows God's awesome creation, and that He is still in control. Did you know that the space program is busy proving that what has been called "myth" in the Bible is true?...
  • Personal Thoughts on the Time of Noah, The Book of Enoch, the Second Coming (probably a vanity)

    11/05/2004 5:25:58 PM PST · by concretebob · 29 replies · 634+ views
    My overactive imagination ^ | 5 November 2004 | concretebob
    Admin Mod...Please pull this thread if it is not appropriate I'm a fairly rational individual. I consider myself open-minded. I research obsessively, and tend to accumulate a great deal of information. I believe the Bible is the Word of God, interpreted and translated by humans. I believe things were left out of the Bible, deliberately and for a purpose. I have one friend I can discuss these topics with, who won't look at me as if I have lost my mind. What's this to do with Enoch, Noah, etc? Quite simply put, I believe then is now. We're there.
  • The Ten Commandments

    08/16/2004 9:31:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 463+ views
    The Ten Commandments    GRACE MACKINNON Dear Grace, My son and I were discussing the importance of the Ten Commandments and how they are to be used as a guide. He says they are part of the Old Testament and therefore we need not focus that much on them. His attitude towards them is that they are just a lot of "Do Nots." Can you help me explain why God gave us these commandments and why they are still important for us today? While it is certainly true that many people have this understanding or attitude towards the Ten...
  • The Bible and Homosexuality

    03/11/2004 5:53:16 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 84 replies · 809+ views ^ | 03-11-04 | Farah, Joseph
    The Bible and homosexuality Posted: March 11, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Sen. John Kerry suggested to an audience in Mississippi recently that the Bible is ambiguous on the topic of homosexuality. "Well, I know the deep beliefs, I respect, I'm a Christian, I've read the Bible, and I know you can find the clauses that go both ways," he said. "I'm not here to argue that with you." Well, I'm here to argue with Kerry. The Bible is clear on homosexuality – Old Testament and New Testament: Homosexuality is an abomination. Kerry may not believe it. You...
  • Scientist: Parting of Red Sea Was Possible

    01/23/2004 5:21:14 AM PST · by Conservomax · 35 replies · 718+ views
    Washington Times
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Russian mathematicians have determined the legendary parting of the Red Sea that let the Jews flee Egypt was possible, the Moscow Times reported. The study, published in the Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences, focused on a reef that runs from the documented spot where the Jews escaped Egypt, which in Biblical times, was much closer to the surface, according to Naum Volzinger, a senior researcher at St. Petersburg's Institute of Oceanology, and a colleague based in Hamburg, Alexei Androsov. The mathematicians calculated the "strong east wind that blew all that night"...
  • Hanukkah's message not just for Jews

    12/21/2003 2:23:53 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 240+ views ^ | December 20, 2003 | Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    As holiday lights festoon homes across America and menorahs come out of storage, most Americans think of Hanukkah and Christmas as calendar comrades keeping one another company in December. In some years, that is true, while in others Hanukkah falls earlier, coming out much closer to Thanksgiving, a holiday with which it has far more in common – both were holy days established to express gratitude to God. Hanukkah was established a little over 2,000 years ago, as ancient Jewish tradition records: "The next year those eight days were appointed a festival with praise and thanksgiving to God." On Dec....
  • God’s Woman Trouble b/w The Bible’s Lost Stories (Newsweek Articles)

    12/01/2003 12:56:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 73 replies · 1,297+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Dec. 8, 2003 | Kenneth L. Woodward and Barbara Kantrowitz and Anne Underwood
    <p>Dec. 8 issue — Pity poor Mary Magdalene. For nearly two millenniums she was loved and honored by Christians as the archetypal reformed sinner. Then, a half-century ago, Biblical scholars recognized that she was a victim of mistaken identity: the “real” Mary of Magdala was not a prostitute. In truth, she was so faithful a follower of Jesus that she was chosen to be the first of his disciples to behold the risen Christ (Jn 20:11-18). Now, at the hands of some feminist revisionists, Mary is undergoing yet another cultural face-lift.</p>
  • St. Gabriel Archangel

    09/29/2003 6:38:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 1,603+ views
    Lives of the Saints ^ | 1995 | edited by Rev. Hugo Hoever,
    Spiritual Bouquet: Do you think that I came to give peace upon the earth? No, I tell you, but division. For henceforth in one house five will be divided, three against two, and two against three... And a man's enemies will be those of his own household. St. Luke 12:51-52/St. Matthew 10:36SAINT GABRIEL ARCHANGELThe day before the great feast of the Annunciation, the Church celebrates the feast of the Archangel who brought to earth the glad tidings that Mary was chosen to be the Mother of the Incarnate God.This angelic Messenger appears several times in the history of God’s chosen...
  • '10 Commandments revolution' launched

    09/29/2003 1:54:46 AM PDT · by AnimalLover · 62 replies · 600+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Sept 29, 2003
    Motivated by what he views as an assault on free speech by the ACLU, a Georgia man has launched a campaign to distribute thousands of Ten Commandments signs across the nation. Robert Frey, a 33-year-old "average guy who's fed up and wants to do something," has set a goal of selling 100,000 signs, suitable for front yards, through a website, "By joining together in this spiritual battle we can give the ACLU a nightmare of fits when it realizes that the more it and its ilk try to destroy America, the stronger we will be, the louder we will...
  • Roy's Rock (Note: Ten Commandments - Liberal ACLU Hugger)

    08/25/2003 7:43:00 PM PDT · by Bobby777 · 54 replies · 273+ views
    MSNBC.Com / Newsweek ^ | 8/22/2003 | Eleanor Clift
    Alabama residents are wreaking a nasty revenge on the woman who took their state’s chief justice to court over his religious monument Aug. 22 — By stubbornly refusing a federal court order to remove the Ten Commandments monument in his courthouse, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has been hailed by Christian fundamentalists as a man of great courage. Lesser known, but no less courageous is the woman who dared stand up to Justice Moore. FOR HIS DEFIANCE, Moore has become a home-state hero, paving the way for a future run for a U.S. Senate seat. For her brave...
  • Group of Egyptians to Sue 'All Worldwide Jews' Over "Theft of Pharoah's Gold" (No Joke)

    08/22/2003 6:13:30 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 61 replies · 4,950+ views
    MEMRI (Middle East News Monitor/Translation) ^ | 9 August 2003 (in Arabic) | MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute)
    Special Dispatch - Egypt August 22, 2003 No. 556 (Translated from Arabic Language Sources) Egyptian Jurists to Sue 'The Jews' for Compensation for 'Trillions' of Tons of Gold Allegedly Stolen During Exodus from Egypt The August 9, 2003 edition of the Egyptian weekly Al-Ahram Al-Arabi featured an interview with Dr. Nabil Hilmi, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Al-Zaqaziq who, together with a group of Egyptian expatriates in Switzerland, is preparing an enormous lawsuit against "all the Jews of the world." The following are excerpts from the interview: (1) Dr. Hilmi: "... Since the Jews...
  • Joshua's Missing Chapters [Great editorial]

    08/10/2003 12:44:49 PM PDT · by yonif · 8 replies · 232+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Aug. 10, '03 / 12 Av 5763 | Steven Plaut
    We have discovered that there were actually several chapters in the Biblical book of Joshua that were lost for millennia and only recently rediscovered. We bring them to you here for the first time: And after conquering many of the lands of the Canaanites, Joshua came to speak with the Lord and said unto him: Oh Lord we seem to be having "failure to communicate" with the Children of Israel. And the Lord asked: Tell Me, My son, what seems to be the problem? And Joshua said to the Lord: Well, things were going just fine at first. We were...
  • God's Road Map is the Only One That Matters

    06/14/2003 7:11:40 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 2 replies · 119+ views ^ | June 10, 2003 | Scott Shore
    The Biblical argument against the Road Map to Peace.Those who call themselves Biblical Christians must realize that the question of the Jewish claims to the Land of Israel are as absolute as the Ten Commandments or the prohibitions against incest, bestiality or homosexuality. These laws apply to all mankind for all time. Only a heretic believes that the laws of the Bible are made by a God who in His Omnipotence and Omniscience would "change His mind", God forbid. This article is not written for those who have already abandoned all shreds of connection with the Bible, but both Jews...
  • HaSheeloosh HaKadosh: The Holy Trinity

    06/10/2003 2:31:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 62 replies · 1,634+ views ^ | Congregation Shema Yisrael, A.W. Tozer, Dr.
    HaSheeloosh HaKadosh: The Holy Trinity It is crucial to know who God really is. If we would have true spiritual power, if we would experience God's blessing, and if we would have eternal life, we must think of God as He is, not as we think He is. Idolatry does not consist only in bowing before statues. The essence of idolatry is having thoughts about God that are untrue and unworthy of Him.The knowledge of the HaSheeloosh HaKadosh (the Holy Trinity) does not come from nature, but from divine revelation. Reason may lead us to believe in the oneness of...