Most people do not realize that the well-known thirteenth amendment – that which ended slavery in America – was not the first “Thirteenth” amendment proposed.As any Constitutional scholar (or anyone remotely familiar with American History) can readily tell you, the thirteenth amendment to the United States Constitution is an important one. Perhaps even the most … Continue reading The (Would-Be) “Original” Thirteenth Amendment
The English Standard Version (ESV) is one of the better known Bible translations, a revision of the more famous Revised Standard Version (ESV). The following is an interesting comparison of how the ESV changed the wording in several key passages - compared to the RSV's translation - to promote the subordination and subjugation of wives. … Continue reading The ESV’s Complementarian Bias
Yesterday was Easter Sunday. It is celebrated as the anniversary of Yeshua ha’Mashiach/Jesus the Christ’s resurrection. There are a lot of claims about Easter’s allegedly pagan origins – pretty much all false. I previously did a post Easter promoting these claims. I am doing this post to correct my previous claims. (Yes, this is similar to the situation with my posts Christmas and Revisiting Christmas.)
CLAIM: That Easter is the date of an ancient pagan solstice festival.
REALITY: There IS a single reference in the historical record to a pagan festival in April for a deity named Eostre. One. Single. Reference. It is by an English historian named Bede, who recounted a pagan ENGLISH/GERMAN tradition – somewhere in the 7th or 8th century AD.
On the other hand, we have records of a separate celebration of Yeshua’s resurrection in March/April IN THE MIDDLE EAST by the mid-2nd…
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Here is my Restored English Translation (RET) of Beresheet (Genesis) chapter 12. As usual, it contains the Hebrew names and a glossary of them after the chapter. As usual, I include the Aleph Tavs in a separate section at the end, as I no longer believe in them.
1 Now YEHOVAH had said to Avram, “Go for yourself from your land, and from your kindred, and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 And I will bless them that bless you and curse him that curses you. And all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you.” 4 So Avram departed as YEHOVAH had commanded him, and Lot went with him…
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