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  • Last practitioner of Minoan rituals may have lived in Jerusalem's Old City till '48

    05/04/2015 7:48:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Ha'aretz ^ | April 20, 2015 | Roy (Chicky) Arad
    Midwife Mercada Dasa lived in the Old City of Jerusalem until 1948. In her attic she raised an unusual pet -- a white female snake about a meter and a half long -- and fed it sugar cubes. Just before the entry of the Jordanian Legion she left the besieged city with her family and her pet remained behind. That a midwife, whose family lived in Jerusalem since the time of the Second Temple, carried on a tradition of feeding white female snakes was part of the family's lore, but not something anyone considered significant. Now Mercada's grandson, Benny Avigdory,...
  • Anti-social Samson

    04/04/2006 11:57:10 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies · 166+ views
    New Scientist ^ | February 14 2001 | Alison Motluk
    Eric Altschuler from the University of California at San Diego and his colleagues say that Samson showed signs of no fewer than six of the seven behaviours associated with antisocial personality disorder. Samson routinely got into fights, and once killed 1000 Philistines single-handedly and then gloated over it, showing no remorse. He also showed a reckless disregard for his own safety when he told Delilah, a woman who'd tried to kill him three times before, the secret of his strength. The researchers note that Samson also burned Philistine fields, which showed both his impulsivity and his inability to conform to...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Samson and Delilah"(1949)

    06/23/2013 11:19:04 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1949 | Cecil B. DeMille
  • History Channel's Bible Series: Episode 2

    03/13/2013 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 8 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | March 10, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    The second episode of the History Channel's Bible series is likely to have as many viewers as the first episode, which broke all 2013 records for cable programs with 13.1 million viewers. The second segment covers the "tribes of Israel" returning to the "homeland" under the leadership of Joshua (Yeshua/Jesus). These Israelites were Horites and they were fighting other Horites to gain control of important cities in Canaan. The Horites (Horim in Hebrew) were a caste of ruler-priests who were in charge of the shrines in Canaan. These shrines were in the important cities that the warriors of Joshua attacked....
  • Does this coin found near Jerusalem prove that Samson lived?

    07/31/2012 9:12:13 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 31st July 2012 | Leon Watson
    'A tiny seal has been uncovered that could be the first archaeological evidence of Samson, the Biblical slayer of Philistines. Archaeologists discovered the ancient artifact while excavating the tell of Beit Shemesh in the Judaean Hills near Jerusalem, Israel. It appears to depict the Old Testament story of Samson, whose might was undone by his lust for the temptress Delilah, and his fight with a lion. The seal, which measures less than an inch in diameter, shows a large animal with a feline tail attacking a human figure. The seal was discovered at a level of excavation that dates it...
  • Links to Spirituality Found in the Brain

    02/12/2010 11:54:57 AM PST · by serf_and_cotus · 16 replies · 493+ views ^ | Thu Feb 11, 10:10 pm ET | LiveScience Staff
    Scientists have identified areas of the brain that, when damaged, lead to greater spirituality. The findings hint at the roots of spiritual and religious attitudes, the researchers say. The study, published in the Feb. 11 issue of the journal Neuron, involves a personality trait called self-transcendence, which is a somewhat vague measure of spiritual feeling, thinking, and behaviors. Self-transcendence "reflects a decreased sense of self and an ability to identify one's self as an integral part of the universe as a whole," the researchers explain. Before and after surgery, the scientists surveyed patients who had brain tumors removed. The surveys...
  • Scrooge 'was a victim of brain disease'

    12/23/2006 7:22:49 PM PST · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 751+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | December 24, 2006 | John Harlow
    IT WAS the night before Christmas and Ebenezer Scrooge was facing a succession of supernatural terrors; or, as the latest medical thinking would have it, he was succumbing to a brain disease so obscure that doctors would not give it a name for another 150 years.A pair of medico-literary sleuths claimed last week to have tracked down the illness that haunted Scrooge. They concluded that Charles Dickens brilliantly observed the symptoms in A Christmas Carol. Robert Chance Algar, a Californian neurologist, and his aunt Lisa Saunders, a medical writer and physician, believe that the affliction that made Scrooge a byword...
  • Diagnosing Lear

    06/06/2007 9:57:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies · 1,975+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | June 2007 | Anthony Daniels
    Doctors have been trying to diagnose King Lear for more than two centuries. They haven’t succeeded, of course, for a couple of reasons that are not mutually exclusive: first, King Lear does not exist, and second he is not available for tests or examination. The latest technology, no matter how sophisticated, will never settle the matter. No imaging studies for King Lear: he was born much too soon for them, and now will never be diagnosed properly. Not, of course, that that puts doctors off, far from it. Nineteenth-century mad doctors in Britain and America said Lear’s case was...
  • Was Ezekiel an epileptic?

    11/18/2001 6:31:29 PM PST · by Phil V. · 18 replies · 182+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November, 19 2001 | By Judy Siegel
    Was Ezekiel an epileptic? By Judy Siegel November, 19 2001 JERUSALEM (November 19) - Ezekiel's visions may have resulted as much from disease as from divine inspiration, according to a California neuroscientist, who believes the prophet suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy. Dr. Eric Altschuler, of the University of California at San Diego, presented his theory about Ezekiel and epilepsy before last week's meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego and reported in the latest issue of New Scientist. Altschuler said a careful reading of the Book of Ezekiel shows he had "all the classic signs of the ...
  • A serving of Philistine culture: Boar, dog and fine wine

    09/03/2007 8:38:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies · 259+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Monday, September 3, 2007 | Ofri Ilani
    Research into the dispersal of Philistine cooking methods among various populations in Israel shows that the Philistines spread their culture beyond the areas under their control... Unlike most of the peoples living in the region in the biblical era, the Philistines were not Semites... They prepared meals in a characteristic sealed pottery vessel suited to long cooking times at low heat, while most inhabitants of Canaan at the time used open pots and faster cooking methods. The bones found at the Philistine cities showed that... the Philistines ate mainly pork, with an occasional meal of dog meat. The Philistines' wine...
  • Mosaic in Israel Shows Biblical Samson

    07/05/2012 4:40:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/4/12 | Joe Sterling
    (CNN) -- Archaeologists are reveling in the discovery of an ancient synagogue in northern Israel, a "monumental" structure with a mosaic floor depicting the biblical figure of Samson and a Hebrew inscription. The synagogue -- dating to the fourth and fifth centuries in both the Talmudic and late Roman periods -- is in Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the country's Galilee region, the Israeli Antiquities Authority said. Jodi Magness, a professor of early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the building was found in a recent excavation. She...
  • SAMSON: A GREAT MAN WHO PURSUED SMALL THINGS - Physically Strong - Morally Weak

    02/21/2011 3:29:05 PM PST · by wmfights · 5 replies
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    Samson and Delilah. The story has been told hundreds of times for thousands of years. This is the story of Samson’s defeat, a story that must be told in each generation. A strong man can be morally weak; in one moment he can destroy what cannot be rebuilt in a lifetime. Let us consider two facts that highlight Samson’s weakness. First, he was tempted by lust. He went to Gaza and met a harlot with whom he has a sexual relationship. There was no pretense of love here. No sweet words of mutual love. It was a simple matter of...

    02/18/2011 3:10:05 PM PST · by wmfights · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    You can generally recognize a double-minded man. He has moments of commitment to God; often surprising us with his burst of spiritual discipline and devotion. Mighty Samson is a picture of double-mindedness. He breaks promises he intends to keep; he overrates his ability to change himself. He has not yet come to the end of self-rule. So his promises are made largely in dependence upon good intentions. It is a sincere promise, but it means little. Second, his commitment to God was based on convenience, not convictions. When things went bad, he called on God. When God answered, he drifted...

    02/15/2011 2:29:48 PM PST · by wmfights · 3 replies · 1+ views
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    The greater the potential for success, the greater the possibility of failure. The higher our expectations, the farther we can fall. No one was born with greater potential than Samson, whose birth is recorded in the book of Judges. Here is a man who had it all and lost it all. But it is because he had so much that his loss was so great. He was a great man who spent most of his life seeking after small things. He squandered incredible opportunities. He was a man of contradictions: he had incredible physical strength, but a weakness for women....
  • "The stripping away of the Spirit of Delilah" from the Bride and body !

    12/26/2010 5:57:12 PM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies · 1+ views
    My very own presence is upon you now , For you have forsaken a sacred cow (flesh) , And in this release you have found my glory instead there , And now it is your covering as hair , My spiritual Samson truly you are , Now disperse the Delilahs push them away far ! For truly they are not helping you or even care ! For all they desire is to cut your hair , They believe they walk in all you know ,(Numbers16:7) So now is the time to let them go , For if you stay your...
  • Philistine Temple Ruins Uncovered in Goliath's Hometown

    07/30/2010 11:33:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ( Israel National News) ^ | 07/30/2010 | Hana Levi Julian
    Bar Ilan University archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of a Philistine temple in the ancient city of Gath, home of the Biblical Goliath, buried in one of the largest tels (ancient ruin mounds) in Israel. The temple and a number of ritual items dating back to the 10th century BCE were discovered at Tel Tsafit (Tell es-Safit/Gath) by Professor Aren Maeir of BIU's Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology and his international team. The tel is located about halfway between Ashkelon and Jerusalem, near Kiryat Gat along the southern coastal plain. “Interestingly, the architectural design of...
  • Obama brother accused of UK sex assault (13 year old)

    04/11/2009 6:44:35 PM PDT · by libh8er · 45 replies · 2,096+ views
    NewsOfTheWorld ^ | 4.11.09 | Gloria dePiero
    AMERICAN president Barack Obama's half brother was REFUSED a visa to enter the UK after being accused of an attempted sex attack on a young girl in Berkshire. The News of the World can reveal that Kenya-based Samson Obama tried to get into Britain on his way to Washington for his family's big day, the historic inauguration in January. But eagle-eyed immigration officials at East Midlands Airport, using the latest biometric tests, discovered he was linked to an incident here last November. The hi-tech database revealed that Samson -who manages a mobile phone shop just outside Nairobi-was the same man...
  • The Day After--What Israel will have to do when the Mullahs get the bomb.

    01/04/2008 5:20:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies · 173+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-4-08 | Jamie Glazov
    Symposium: The Day After   By Jamie | Friday, January 04, 2008 Recent reports indicate that Israel is preparing for the day that the Mullahs in Iran get their hands on nuclear weapons. Israeli ministers are drafting proposals on what Israel will have to do in this nightmare scenario. What exactly should Israel do? What can it do? What must it do? Are pre-emptive measures part of the possibilities? To discuss this issue with us today, Frontpage Symposium has assembled a distinguished panel. Our guests are: Dore Gold, Israel’s U.N. ambassador from 1997 to 1999. He is the...
  • Samson Effect

    11/01/2007 11:32:53 PM PDT · by sinatorhellary · 2 replies · 89+ views ^ | 11/02/2007 | Amazon
    The Samson Effect - a novel by Tony Eldridge Book Description Since discovering an ancient scroll in a cave in Hebron, Israel, American biblical archeologist Thomas Hamilton and his trusted friend and colleague, Israeli biblical linguist Michael Sieff, have been consumed with the notion of the Samson Effect - the idea that a long-lost elixir can allow an ordinary person to perform superhuman feats. When they happen upon a worn Hebrew parchment that not only confirms the existence of the Samson Effect but could potentially lead them to its source, the scholars embark on an impassioned crusade for the truth...
  • The Samson Option (Israel-Syria War Imminent?)

    07/15/2007 9:22:35 PM PDT · by epow · 21 replies · 1,794+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 07/14/07 | Hal Lindsey
    The Samson Option Posted: July 14, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern Last week, WorldNetDaily reported a stunning admission from a Syrian official. He said that Syria had "learned from the Hezbollah experience last summer and we can have hundreds of missiles hitting Tel Aviv that will overwhelm Israel's anti-missile batteries." He claimed Syria has "proof" Israel is also readying for a war. "We hear about special Israeli trainings to take Damascus. We see that Israel is re-establishing bases of the Israeli army in the Golan that are unusual and not needed except for war. We believe the Israeli government has an...