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The Egyptians! Exodus! Death of the Firstborn   Another part of the Exodus account that's been hotly debated that of the...
09/19/2019

The Egyptians! Exodus! Death of the Firstborn

Another part of the Exodus account that's been hotly debated that of the death of all the first born in Egypt.

The Papyrus confirms the scene of death corresponding to the slaying of all the firstborn in the sacred account. Only such a terrible disaster as the death angel passing through could have produced the pitiful condition described.
Papyrus 2:4: "Forsooth, women are lacking and no (children) are conceived. Khnum fashions (mankind) no longer because of the condition of the land." Khnum was the potter god who supposedly shaped babies on a wheel. 2:5-6: "Death is not lacking (?). The mummycloth (?) speaks, before every one comes near it (?)." Gardiner makes this comment about the preceding statement, "The sense seems to be: corpses are everywhere, and the very bandages cry out, so that they can be heard without drawing near to them."
Papyrus 2:6-7: "Forsooth, many dead men are buried in the river. The stream is a sepulchre, and the place of embalmment has become stream." 4:3-4: "Forsooth, the children of princes are dashed against the walls. The offspring of desire are laid out on the high ground. Khnum groans because of weariness."

Yet Israel did not leave a picture of death and destruction without taking their reward for years of slavery. Notice Exodus 12:35-36: "The people of Israel... had asked of the Egyptians jewelry of silver and of gold, and clothing... they let them have what they asked. Thus they despoiled the Egyptians."
Papyrus 3:6-10: "Gold is lacking, the..... of all handicrafts is at an end (?). The..... of the king's palace is despoiled (?)." 9:6: "Behold, no craftsmen work. The enemies of the land have spoilt (?) its crafts (?) [impoverished its craftsmen — Faulkner)." 6:3-5: "(People) are stripped of clothes, spices (?) and oil. Everybody says: there is none."
The Egyptians literally lost everything because of sin.

The Egyptians! The Exodus!   Nothing has been more criticized intensely then the Exodus account of the Israelites leavin...
09/14/2019

The Egyptians! The Exodus!

Nothing has been more criticized intensely then the Exodus account of the Israelites leaving Egypt. Is the Exodus from Egypt just another Hebrew myth? Skeptics would like you to think so. Even though Egyptian practice of inventing victories and completely overlooking defeats was standard recording practice, there is an Egyptian document that affirms to the biblical historic event recorded I'm the book of Exodus!
Enter the "Ipuwer Papyrus." This tattered document in the Leiden Museum of Antiquities is in a sad state of preservation. But its message is unmistakably clear. It matches the Biblical record in detail.
The most extensive translation is that of Sir Alan Gardiner published in Leipzig in 1909 under the title Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage. Additional information is given by R. 0. Faulkner ("Notes on 'The Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage,'" Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, 1964, pp. 24-36).
In painful detail the papyrus describes "civil war and foreign invasion, and of the social upheaval attendant thereupon." All the stages that would have occurred to a country devastated by plagues which culminated in the loss of her leadership.
Anarchy, foreign occupation, all crops destroyed, the government, the entire social structure, and the protective army wiped out, would be expected to happen to a country suffering from those events.
This is what the Ipuwer papyrus presents to us. The phrase "all is ruin" occurs at least twice (3:13; 9:6) and perhaps several other times if the document were better preserved (as perhaps in 5:11). "Might is right." "Murder is the order of the day." "Even brother fights brother:" "The dead are found everywhere."
Here is the sad picture of Egypt after Israel left. In Upper Egypt, Pharaoh's servants asked him, "DO you not yet understand that Egypt is ruined?" (Exodus 10:7,)
Here we have the results of the plagues described, not necessarily all the plagues themselves. Let's see how the Egyptian record compares with the Hebrew account. Because Gardiner's translation is generally the more complete, it is the one quoted unless otherwise designated.
Exodus 7:20-21: "The Nile turned to blood... and the Nile became foul, SO that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt."
Papyrus 2:10: "Why really, the River is blood. If one drinks of it, one rejects (it) as human and thirsts for water" (Wilson). 2:5: "Plague is throughout the land. Blood is everywhere."
Three plagues combined to destroy the foodstuffs of Egypt. The plague on the cattle killed the majority of the animals. Most of the remnant was destroyed by the hail, which also devastated crops. The crops spared by the hail were eaten by the locusts. The result was an extreme famine where men killed each other for enough food to stay alive.
Read the accounts of what happened to the cattle and other animals in Exodus 9 and then compare it with the following.
Papyrus 8:12: "Behold, butchers transgress (?) with geese. They have given [to] the gods instead of oxen." Note that so few cattle were left, geese were sacrificed in their place. 9:2-3: "Behold, Cattle are left to stray and there is none to gather them together. Each man fetches for himself those that are branded with his name." The plague of hail had caused the few surviving cattle to so scatter in trying to find shelter that they were difficult to round up.
Now read in Exodus 10 about the locust plague and put it together with the hail in chapter 9. You have a picture of almost complete destruction of the food supply.
Papyrus 3:3: "... The mistresses of houses say: would that we had something to eat." 3:10-13: "Lacking are grain (?), charcoal... All is ruin!" 4:14-5:3: "Forsooth, trees are destroyed (?)" — compare this with Exodus 9:25 — "... cakes are lacking [Faulkner] for most (?) children. There is no food.... Forsooth, all animals, their hearts weep. Cattle moan because of the state of the land."
Papyrus 6:1-5: "Forsooth, (men eat} herbs, and wash (them) down with water. No fruit(?) nor herbs are found [for] the birds..... is taken away from the mouth of the swine..... hunger. Forsooth, grain has perished on every side. (People) are stripped of clothes, spices (?) and oil. Everybody says: there is none. The storehouse is empty and its keeper is stretched on the ground; a happy state of affairs!" (Faulkner.)
Papyrus 6:9: "The corn (?) of Egypt is common property." 9:11: "Destroyed (?) are... their food [is taken away?) from them." 10:3-5: "Lower Egypt weeps. The storehouse of the king is common property of everyone, and the entire palace is without its revenues. To it belong (by right) wheat and barley, geese and fish."
A horrible picture of murder for a little food. Not only does revenue for the king no longer come in, but the very royal storehouses are also robbed by desperate citizens. Even the animals have nothing to eat.
Another aspect of the hail was the fire (lightning?) mixed with it. Note one peculiar passage of the papyrus — 2:10-11: "Forsooth, gates, columns and walls (?) are consumed by fire; (while) the..... of the kings' palace stands firm and endures." Apparently wooden structures (but not the more substantially built structures) were destroyed by the fire accompanying the hail!.

So here we have an eyewitness account to the plagues that are described in the Bible.

Your Heart may affect your wisdom!Scientists from the University of Waterloo announced on April 2016 that there seems to...
07/09/2019

Your Heart may affect your wisdom!

Scientists from the University of Waterloo announced on April 2016 that there seems to be some sort of connection between individuals' heart rates and their wisdom. They also found that individuals whose heart rates experienced wider variation were also more likely to display less-biased judgments from a third-person point of view.

When reading one of those studies, one is tempted to consider Bible verses such as Proverbs 2:10–11: "When wisdom enters your heart and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you…."

The more we discover about the functions of this wonderful organ beating in our chests, the more it might make sense that God would use it to symbolize the very center of our emotion, sentiment and care the center of our life. Furthermore, just as it is so vital to maintain a healthy physical heart for good health and a long and vibrant life, so too does God tell us: "Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life" (Proverbs 4:23, NLT).

Lets take time to remind ourselves of the greatness of God and how His love for us is displayed through His design, and let every beat you feel remind you that you truly are "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14)!

Answering the Critics! PART 7Biblical Health Laws in Plain Language Thousands of Years Ago! In the pages of the Old Test...
06/22/2019

Answering the Critics! PART 7

Biblical Health Laws in Plain Language Thousands of Years Ago!

In the pages of the Old Testament unbeknownst to many today, contains many statutes which relate to health. If the world had followed them, the diseases and its toll would have been minimized or at least greatly reduced.

At the close of the 17th century, hygienic conditions in cities remained at best deplorable. Excrement and filth were often dumped into the streets. Flies, breeding in the filth, spread and carried disease to millions.

However, the principle of burying excrement and filth was given by the Scriptures over 1400 years before Christ. God told Moses and the children of Israel: "Thou shalt have a place also. without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad: and thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee" (Deut. 23:12-13).

According to medical historian Arturo Castiglioni he wrote, "The regulations in Deuteronomy as to how soldiers should prevent the danger of infection coming from their excrement by covering it with earth constitute a most important document of sanitary legislation" (A History of Medicine, p. 70).

Castiglioni declared, "Study of Biblical texts appears to have demonstrated that the ancient Semitic peoples, in agreement with the most modern tenets of epidemiology, attributed more importance to animal transmitters of disease, like the rat and the fly, than to the contagious individual" ( op; p. 71).

When the bubonic plague devastated Europe, three thousand years later, this knowledge had generally been lost. Some blamed noxious fumes in the air; others attributed it to the stars; some thought it was caused by a conjunction of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn; yet others blamed the Jews, and many blamed God.

In General, the world did not realize the importance of hygiene and cleanliness until about the end of the 18th century. Yet these vital principles of sanitation and cleanliness were revealed by God to Moses almost 3,500 years ago!

The Biblical laws of cleanliness, washings, and purification were not all merely customs or rituals. They protected the camp of Israel from the dangers of contagious diseases and deadly plagues!

States Dr. D. T. Atkinson, "In the Bible greater stress was placed upon prevention of disease than was given to the treatment of bodily ailments, and in this no race of people, before or since, has left us such a wealth of LAWS RELATIVE TO HYGIENE AND SANITATION as the Hebrews. (Not the Jews but the Hebrews) These important laws, coming down through the ages, are still used to a marked degree in every country in the world sufficiently enlightened to observe them. One has but to read the book of Leviticus carefully and thoughtfully to conclude that the admonitions of Moses contained therein are, in fact, the groundwork of most of today's sanitary laws. As one closes the book, he must, regardless of his spiritual leanings, feel that the wisdom therein expressed regarding the rules to protect health are superior to any which then existed in the world and that to this day they have been little improved upon" (Magic, Myth and Medicine, Atkinson, p. 20).

Even in today's modern world people are beginning to lose sight of the vital importance of sanitation and cleanliness in not only combating, but also in the prevention of illness and contagions. Our modern cities are becoming increasingly congested, polluted, filthy and dirty. The increase of garbage and the disposal of it pose serious health problems. Our air is becoming unfit to breathe because of pollution; and our water is becoming increasingly contaminated with industrial chemicals, urban wastes, and a host of many pollutants unheard of until recently!

Could the continuing decrease of sanitation, and the growing violation of Biblical hygienic and health principles, be contributing factors in the escalating incidence in modern degenerative and contagious diseases around the world?

Think about it. It has an obvious answer!

Answering the Critics! Part Six! Health LawsBible Health Laws in Plain Language Thousands of Years Ago  At first one mig...
06/21/2019

Answering the Critics! Part Six! Health Laws

Bible Health Laws in Plain Language Thousands of Years Ago

At first one might think it be strange that the Bible could possibly have something to say about cardiovascular disease or arteriosclerosis but it does!

In 2017 heart disease claimed 610,000 victims in the United States. It is far and away the number one killer. Similar statistics could be cited for England, Australia, New Zealand, and other nations.

Modern researchers have pinpointed several contributing causes of heart disease including improper diet, over­weight, smoking, lack of exercise and nervous stress. Does the Bible have anything to say about heart disease? Much more than you probably can imagine!

First, the Bible clearly recommends a balanced life, "moderation" in all things (see Phil. 4:5). It condemns gluttony and overeating (Prov. 23:20-21). Secondly, many Biblical principles condemn smoking and cigarettes as a lust of the flesh which denies the body.

Thirdly, the Bible tells us we should exercise regularly and moderately throughout our lives. I Timothy 4:8, correctly translated, shows that bodily exercise profits "for a little while" — that is, in this life. Fourthly, the Bible admonishes us to avoid nervous stress, anxieties, and worries which can trigger heart attacks. Many scriptures could be cited to prove this. (See, for example, Proverbs 15:13; 17:22; Psalms 119:165; Matthew 11:28-30; John 14:27; Philippians 4:7.)

Perhaps the most interesting point of all, however, is the fact that medical science has proved there is a direct connection between heart disease and cholesterol in the bloodstream. Cholesterol, is a fatty, waxy material which your body needs in limited amounts, is a curse to health when it clogs vital arteries. Diets high in cholesterol may cause the blood to be burdened; excessive amounts of cholesterol collect on the inside of the coronary arteries. Fatal coronary heart disease has been related to diets containing high levels of cholesterol and fat, though other factors are also involved.

But what does this have to do with the Bible? Simply this: Dr. Paul Dudley White, the heart specialist who treated President Elsenhower while he was in the White House, once quoted Leviticus 7:23, "Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat," Animal fats are high in cholesterol. Therefore, the late Dr. Paul Dudley White asserted, "It is conceivable that a few years from now we medical men may repeat to the citizens of the United States of America the advice that Moses was asked by God to present to the children of Israel 3,000 years ago."

This is now standard medical advice. But here's the question... How could Moses have known? But, of course it wasn't Moses' words but GOD'S instructions which the Bible records! Here is further evidence that the Biblical health laws "scooped" advanced ahead of time modern medical science by 3,400 years!

Answering the Critics! Part Five.In Job 38:16, God asked, "Have you explored the springs of the sea? Or have you walked ...
06/15/2019

Answering the Critics! Part Five.

In Job 38:16, God asked, "Have you explored the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep?"

How could the writer of the book of Job have known that beneath the oceans of the world are springs or fountains of fresh water? Or, did you even know that?

An article in the Saturday Review (July 1, 1967) said, "Although they usually remain undetected, submarine springs of fresh water are often more common along certain types of shoreline than are rivers and other surface streams." Along some shorelines, as much as 20 million gallons of fresh water a day flows into the sea for every mile of shoreline.

In fact, one major submarine spring in the Persian Gulf flows with enough volume to create a large area of fresh water in the midst of the sea, because of favorable limestone geology in Iran and Saudi Arabia. In Greece, an estimated 100 million cubic feet of fresh water goes into the sea through submarine springs.

" A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth’s surface. According to the newscientist.com article in 2014.

But about four thousand years before, God asked Job if he knew about the springs in the sea!

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