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  • The Bible In Paintings, #51: AARON’S ADVENTURES

    08/11/2020 4:20:07 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 5 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .AARON’S STAFF BUDS . . N U M B E R S . . 1 7 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible 1 4 4 5 . . B. C. 1 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and get twelve staffs from them, one from the leader of each of their ancestral tribes. Write the name of each man on his staff. 3 On the staff of Levi write Aaron’s name, for there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral tribe. 4 Place them...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #50: KORAH’S SINKING FEELING

    08/11/2020 5:46:34 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 8 replies
    Bing Images (where no attribution appears, the artist is unknown) ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .KORAH’S REBELLION . . N U M B E R S . . 1 6 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible 1 4 4 5 . . B. C. 1 Korah, Dathan and Abiram became insolent 2 and rose up against Moses. With them were 250 Israelite men, well-known community leaders who had been appointed members of the council. 3 They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord...
  • The Jewish Calendar: Mindfulness of the Divine Rhythm

    08/09/2020 12:33:59 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 9 replies
    hebrew4christians.com ^ | n/a | John J. Parsons
    "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1 Introduction The very first word of the Torah indicates the awareness of the significance of time - בְּרֵאשִׁית - "in the beginning..." (Genesis 1:1), and according to Rabbinic tradition, the very first commandment given to the children of Israel after being delivered from Egypt was to sanctify the "New Moon" (Exodus 12:1-2), thereby causing the fledgling nation to depart from the solar tradition of the Egyptians (Ra worship) and to look to the moon for a new means of reckoning times and seasons....
  • Catholic Group Threatens Litigation Over BLM Attempts To Remove References To Famous California Priest

    08/08/2020 6:27:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 8/7/20 | Howard Friedman
    One of the historical figures now seen as problematic by the Black Lives Matter Movement is the 18th century Catholic priest Father Junipero Serra, who was canonized in 2015 by Pope Francis during his trip to the United States. As explained by an RNS article earlier this year: While Serra is credited with spreading the Catholic faith across what is now California, critics say Serra was part of an imperial conquest that beat and enslaved Native Americans. Serra, who was born in Spain, came to the Americas in 1749, and in 1769 he founded the first of what would become...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #48: – Want PLAGUE with Your QUAIL?

    08/08/2020 4:37:37 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 17 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .Want Some PLAGUE with Your QUAIL? . .. . N U M B E R S . . 1 1 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible . . 1 Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the Lord, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. 2 When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the Lord and the fire died down. 4 The rabble with them...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #47: – THIS & THAT

    08/07/2020 5:28:06 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 4 replies
    Bing Images | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .. . After the deaths of Nadab and Abihu recorded in Leviticus 10, which we saw in the last post, 27 more chapters pass by before anything occurs that is especially interesting to artists. As any Bible-reader is well aware, Leviticus is chock-full of rules and regulations. However, that doesn’t quite mean that nothing happened in those 27 chapters. Following are four events that each did generate a bit of art—taken together (and I’ve jammed them together), they comprise another installment of this series. . .. .THE DAY OF ATONEMENT . . L E V I T I C...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #46: – NADAB & ABIHU, TOASTED

    08/06/2020 4:31:12 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 7 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .. .NADAB & ABIHU, TOASTED . . L E V I T I C U S . . 1 0 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible . . 1 Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command. . . . .by MICHAEL YOSEF ROBINSON “Strange Fire”. . . . . .2 So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. 3 Moses...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #45: AARON’S CONSECRATION

    08/05/2020 4:42:58 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 5 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .. . AARON’S CONSECRATION . . L E V I T I C U S . . 8 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible . .. . 1 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Bring Aaron and his sons, their garments, the anointing oil, the bull for the sin offering, the two rams and the basket containing bread made without yeast, 3 and gather the entire assembly at the entrance to the tent of meeting.” 4 Moses did as the Lord commanded him, and the assembly gathered at the entrance to...
  • A giant cross in Baltistan {Kashmir / northern Pakistan} sheds new light on Pakistan’s Christian past

    08/05/2020 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Cronos · 7 replies
    Indian Express ^ | 9 July 2020 | Adrija Roychowdhury
    This June, a giant cross was discovered in the remote mountain areas of northern Pakistan, overlooking the river Indus, by a team of researchers from the University of Baltistan in Skardu. Carved out of marble stone, weighing three or four tonnes, and approximately seven feet in height, the cross is believed to be the largest one of its kind found in the Subcontinent. The discovery has generated global interest since it sheds new light on the religious history of the Subcontinent. While the precise era to which the cross belonged is yet to be ascertained through carbon dating, initial...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #44: THE TABERNACLE

    08/04/2020 3:52:06 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 9 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . . THE TABERNACLE . . GOD’S PORTABLE TEMPLE . . From the Hebrew word “miškan”—pronounced as “mishkan” Strong’s translation is “dwelling place, tabernacle”, with “tabernacle” the preferred translation of most English BiblesMerriam-Webster’s derivation of tabernacle: “Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin tabernaculum, from Latin, tent, from taberna hut” SO, "TABERNACLE" IS JUST A FANCY NAME FOR "TENT" . . E X O D U S . . 4 0 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible . . 1 Then the Lord said to Moses: 2 “Set up the tabernacle, the...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #43: THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

    08/03/2020 4:34:44 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 93 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .THE ARK OF THE COVENANT . . E X O D U S . . 3 7 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible 1 Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. 2 He overlaid it with pure gold, both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it. 3 He cast four gold rings for it and fastened them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #42: MISCELLANY

    08/02/2020 4:09:53 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 9 replies
    Bing Images | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . . F I L L I N G .. G A P S ..I KEEP ON FINDING ART AFTER-THE-FACT, not surprisingly, pieces I wish I’d seen earlier when I was gathering up everything I could find on a Bible passage. Frequently now I’m finding new sites to explore—well, “finding” should read “stumbling upon”—and often they contain new pearls. So, I’ve decided to publish these fresh findings here, out-of-context and unrelated to one another. I did add one parameter: they’re presented chronologically. Viewing them will be rather like walking through a Biblical art museum with dozens of uncategorized offerings: no...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #41: GOD SHOWS MOSES HIS GLORY

    08/01/2020 4:25:19 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 12 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . . GOD SHOWS MOSES HIS GLORY . . E X O D U S . . 3 3 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible 7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 9...
  • Religion under Communism

    08/01/2020 10:36:42 AM PDT · by Bogle · 4 replies
    Communism at "Peace" ^ | June 1, 2019
    COMMUNISM vs. RELIGION 47,000 dead..................Cambodian Budhists (9) 13,000 imprisoned.........Czech priests / relegious (10) 7,000 imprisoned...........Mozambican Jehovah's Witnesses (11) 100,000 imprisoned........North Korean Christians (12) 2,100 imprisoned............Polish priests & Jehovah's Witnesses (13) 400 dead........................ Romanian Christians (14) MOREOVER, CHRISTIANS SUFFERED THE FOLLOWING IN ROMANIAN PRISONS: --In a "baptism of immersion," inmates' heads were plunged into buckets of urine and feces while guards chanted baptismal rites. Near the point of drowning, the Christian's head was let up for air and then plunged back into the sewage (65). --Christians were forced to swallow fecal matter as a symbol of holy communion (66). --Christians were...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #40: THE GOLDEN CALF, Part 2

    07/31/2020 5:45:46 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 15 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .. . THE GOLDEN CALF . . E X O D U S . . 3 2 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible . . 1 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” 2 Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and...
  • The Crazy Prophets of the Old Testament

    07/31/2020 2:53:41 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | Stephen Beale
    Put bluntly, the behavior of Old Testament prophets was so bizarre that by today’s secular standards of sanity they would end up institutionalized, or, at the very least, in some form of intensive therapy. Consider Isaiah, who stripped off all his clothes and wandered around naked (Isaiah 20). Or Jeremiah, who not only hid his underwear in a rock but then went back to retrieve it after a “long time” (Jeremiah 13). Jeremiah apparently didn’t mind parting with under garments, but he couldn’t be separated from the cattle yoke he had fastened to his shoulders until another prophet broke it...
  • Salvation is a free gift of God! You can have confidence you are saved.

    07/24/2020 7:55:20 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 986 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Be convinced with these 4 biblical truths: 1. Each of us has sinned; 2. God is just, requiring a punishment for sin; 3. But out of love God sent His Son, Jesus Christ who by dying on the cross, provided forgiveness of sins in taking man’s deserved punishment; 4. Therefore, by faith alone in Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and belief in His resurrection, man can gain eternal life. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 3:21-26) Read more at https://teleiosresearch.com/salvation-explanation/.
  • The Bible In Paintings, #39: THE GOLDEN CALF, Part 1

    07/30/2020 6:33:13 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 19 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .. . THE GOLDEN CALF . . E X O D U S . . 3 2 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible . . 1 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” 2 Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and...
  • St. Junipero Serra Could Soon be Removed from California County Seal

    07/30/2020 5:30:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/21/20 | Kevin Jones
    Denver Newsroom, Jul 21, 2020 / 05:40 pm MT (CNA).- A proposal to remove St. Junipero Serra from Ventura County’s official seal is unwarranted, and elected officials need to know Serra’s true story, according to the priest who heads the final mission the sainted Spanish missionary founded in California. “Should the County of Ventura redesign its emblem, some representation of Junipero Serra is critical to the history of the county and its economic prosperity that we all enjoy today,” Fr. Tom Elewaut, pastor of the Old Mission Basilica of San Buenaventura, told CNA July 21. “Historic fact supports the good...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #38: MT. SINAI #6 – 10 COMMANDMENTS!

    07/30/2020 6:58:28 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 7 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    by BRACHA LAVEE “Mount Sinai”. . . .. . . .. . . . GOD GIVES THE LAW E X O D U S . . 2 0 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible 1 And God spoke all these words: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or...