Halloween

Today - October 31st - is Halloween.  A day when many children dress up as goblins, witches, and other horrid things and go about getting treats from strangers (although this practice is becoming dangerous). What is the origin of Halloween? Here is an interesting article on the subject: Few pagan festivals have a history as … Continue reading Halloween

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Mystery Blogger Award

Almost a month ago now, Thony from https://markanthonyswall.wordpress.com nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award.  Thanks, Thony! https://markanthonyswall.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/mystery-blogger-award/ OK, so it's not a direct nomination.  It's an open nomination for anyone reading it.  (I normally don't respond to those - unless I'm already a follower when it's posted, which I was in this case.) This … Continue reading Mystery Blogger Award

Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 20

G'day, and welcome to another installment of the Restored English Translation (RET) of the Bible, which I am working on.  Today, I present Beresheet (Genesis) chapter 20.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them afterwards.  At the very end is a list of where the Aleph Tavs occur, as they … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 20

The Canon of Scripture, Part 5: The Other Books of Enoch

It's been a while since I've last published a Canon of Scripture article.  For those who haven't read them, here are the 4 previous ones: The Apocrypha Enoch and Jubilees Jasher The Other Books of Baruch OK, so now that we're up to date, let's look at 3 more books not included in out Protestant … Continue reading The Canon of Scripture, Part 5: The Other Books of Enoch

Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 19

Here is the Restored English Translation (RET) of the 19th chapter of Beresheet, known in English as Genesis.  As usual, it contains the Hebrew names, with a glossary of them at the end.  Also included at the end is a list of where the Aleph/Tavs occur (as they are not included in the main text). … Continue reading Restored English Translation of Genesis: Chapter 19