( CNS News ) The latest issue of Biblical Archaeology Review features a piece by Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University. Mazar supervised the excavation that found Hezekiah’s seal among the thirty-three recovered bullea.
Among the other clay seals was one inscribed with the name “Yesha ‘yah[u].” () For those of us who didn’t study Hebrew, the name means “YHWH is salvation.” In English, the name is rendered as “Isaiah.”
You heard me, Isaiah. The obvious question is: Did the seal belong to the Isaiah?
Mazar believes it may well have. The biggest reason is that beneath the name “Yesha ‘yah[u]” are the Hebrew letters rendered as “nvy.” Now, a piece of that bottom line is missing, so Mazar can’t be 100 percent certain, but “n-v-y” are the first letters of the Hebrew word “nabi” which means “prophet.”
- “It supports the Biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of the city in Jerusalem 2,700 years ago”
( Fox News ) Israeli archaeologists made a rare discovery in the Western Wall Plaza, unearthing a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression that experts say belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.
The artifact, as first reported by Reuters, is inscribed in an ancient Hebrew script “belonging to the governor of the city” and was likely attached to a shipment or sent as a souvenir on behalf of the governor, the most prominent local position held in Jerusalem at the time, the Israel Antiquities Authority said.
The impression, the size of a small coin, depicts two standing men, facing each other in a mirror-like manner and wearing striped garments reaching down to their knees. It was unearthed near the plaza of Judaism’s Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, where excavations have been underway since 2005.
“It supports the Biblical rendering of the existence of a governor of the city in Jerusalem 2,700 years ago,” lead excavator Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah said. “This is the first time that such a sealing is found in an authorized excavation.”
She added: “This docket adds to the find of seven seals that we’ve found here carry the names of Netanyahu son of Yaush, Hagav, Yeda-ayahy Usha, and more.”
Governors of Jerusalem, appointed by the king, are mentioned twice in the Bible, in 2 Kings, which refers to Joshua holding the position, and in 2 Chronicles, which mentions Masseiah in the post during the reign of Josiah.
- President Trump: ‘For Christians we remember the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph that began more than 2,000 years ago. As the book of Isaiah tells us, for to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. “
Trump tweeted out the short recording, which was taped before the first family left Washington DC for their holiday vacation at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
‘My fellow Americans, Melania and I are delighted to wish America and the entire world a very Merry Christmas,’ the president says at the outset of the video.
Melania Trump, dressed in a lacy red frock, says that at this time of year, ‘we see the best of America and the soul of the American people,’ and pays tribute to ‘our brave men and women in uniform.’
The video, clocking at 1 minute, 44 seconds, features a montage showing the first family greeting troops and spending time with children, and footage showcasing this year’s Christmas decorations at the White House, including closeups of an elaborate nativity scene and a banner that reads, ‘Merry Christmas.’
Trump then goes on to say: ‘In the season of joy, we spend time with our families, we renew the bonds of love and goodwill between our citizens and most importantly we celebrate the miracle of Christmas.
‘For Christians we remember the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph that began more than 2,000 years ago. As the book of Isaiah tells us, for to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. “
THE MUSEUM OF THE BIBLE IN D.C. UPSETS THE LOONEY LEFT FOR NOT BEING INCLUSIVE – FOUNDED BY HOBBY LOBBY CEO STEVE GREEN
- Left disagree with lack of representation of Islam and Mormonism in the Museum of the Bible ( Why don’t you ask Soros to build that for you? )
- Hobby Lobby CEO Steven Green founded the museum and set up the foundation that would fund the $500 million project.
( Daily Caller ) Some people have voiced frustration with the fact that the Museum of the Bible only represents a “Judeo-Christian” perspective and leaves out other religions Friday.
These critics say the Museum of the Bible, within walking distance from the National Mall in Washington, D.C., doesn’t reflect other religious point of views, such as an Islamic one, and also singularly focuses on American Protestantism, reports The New York Times. One professor also critiqued the museum for not telling viewers which areas in the Bible are historically accurate or not.
“There are a number of prominent omissions that make it clear that it’s not a museum of the Bible as one might imagine it from a secular perspective. They don’t do a good job of talking about whether parts of the Bible are historically accurate,”Joel S. Baden, Yale University’s professor of the Hebrew Bible, told the outlet. Baden also disagreed with the lack of representation of Islam and Mormonism in the Museum of the Bible.
The Museum of the Bible, with six floors of religious pieces, opened Saturday to the public. Described as a “must see” museum of 2017 by the Smithsonian Institute, the museum offers viewers the opportunity to see some of the earliest Bibles made in the United States, as well as witnessing an Israeli scribe working on a Torah and parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hobby Lobby CEO Steven Green founded the museum and set up the foundation that would fund the $500 million project.
Museum executive director Tony Zeiss said the museum was trying to educate people about an influential historical text, noting that 100 scholars added their input during the museum’s creation.
“Things are divisive, but we will not get into any of the cultural or social debates if possible. We just want to present the Bible as it is, and let people make up their own minds,” Mr. Zeiss told TheNYT.
10 Very Strange Facts About The August 21 Solar Eclipse That Will Absolutely Blow Your Mind
- First big city the eclipse hits in Oregon is Salem – Salem was named after Jerusalem
- -The center line crosses through 12 primary states to receive total darkness. 12 disciples, 12 months in a year, the meaning of 12, which is considered a perfect number
- –The eclipse path is exactly 70 miles wide. 70 has a sacred meaning in the Bible
- Seven years later, there will be another eclipse on August 21, 2017 – (7 + 7 + 7 = 21). The exact point where the two eclipses cross is right next to Cedar Lake in Illinois… specifically right next to SALEM Road. (Salem again!)
- The eclipse is also exactly 40 days from Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement” and is a time of repentance
- The path of the eclipse will be situated in such a way that every single state of the US will experience it, even Hawaii and Alaska
I would like to share some amazing facts about the solar eclipse on August 21st with you. These were originally compiled by The Countdown Report, and when I first read them they definitely got my attention…
-First contact is in the state of Oregon, the 33rd state in the USA. The last contact is in South Carolina on the 33rd parallel. This eclipse happens on day 233 of the year. If the Revelation 12 sign is valid, then the eclipse is also 33 days before September 23, 2017. Jesus is thought to have been 33 when He died.
-Just for fun: It is 99 years (3 x 33) since the last eclipse to go coast-to-coast in the US, in 1918. From September 23, 2017 (Revelation 12 sign) to the end of the year, December 31, 2017 is 99 days (or 3 x 33). The number of days from the 1918 eclipse to the August 21 eclipse are 26,234 days. (2+6+2+3+4 = 17; 2017?). From August 12, 2017, the date of the Charlottesville Virginia “State of Emergency” declared to the August 21, 2017 Great Solar Eclipse is 9 days (3+3+3) and the dates are also mirrored – 12 and 21.
–First big city the eclipse hits in Oregon is Salem – Salem was named after Jerusalem. The eclipse also begins in Oregon exactly at sunset time in Jerusalem. So technically speaking, as the sun sets in America it will be setting in Jerusalem at the same time.
-The center line crosses through 12 primary states to receive total darkness. 12 disciples, 12 months in a year, the meaning of 12, which is considered a perfect number, is that it symbolizes God’s power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation.
–The eclipse path is exactly 70 miles wide. 70 has a sacred meaning in the Bible that has two perfect numbers, 7 that represents perfection and 10 that represents completeness and God’s law. 70 also symbolizes perfect spiritual order and a period of judgment. 70 is also specially connected with Jerusalem with so many references it would take a book to write.
-Another eclipse comes in 2024, 7 years after the August 21, 2017 and marks an X over the United States. The combined time of totality of these eclipses together will be 7 minutes. The day of the eclipse is August 21, 2017 – (7 + 7 + 7 = 21). The exact point where the two eclipses cross is right next to Cedar Lake in Illinois… specifically right next to SALEM Road. (Salem again!)
- This is the first solar eclipse has ever gone over the entire United States and nowhere else in over 100 years
- Will fall (on the biblical calendar) on the first day of the Jewish month of Elul, which is known as the “month of repentance,” Blitz explained.
- Solar eclipses are often seen in the Jewish world as a sign of God’s judgment on the Gentiles
- The exact path of the solar eclipse across the United States, voted 95 percent for Trump,”
- The Great American Eclipse is a “warning” that Christians need to take the lead and repent, Blitz continued
Suggestions that the Great American Eclipse is a sign of God’s judgment on the United States continue to emerge, with one pastor saying it means Christians should be repenting, given when it falls on the Jewish calendar.
On a recent episode of the “Jim Bakker Show,” Mark Blitz, pastor of El Shaddai Ministries in Bonney Lake, Washington, noted that solar eclipses are often seen in the Jewish world as a sign of God’s judgment on the Gentiles. As CP reported last week, Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said something very similar in a blog post. Conversely, the nation of Israel operates by a lunar calendar, and lunar eclipses represent coming judgment for them.
“What I thought was fascinating,” Blitz explained, was that “the exact path of the solar eclipse across the United States, voted 95 percent for Trump,” referring to the celestial event to take place on Aug. 21 that is being called “The Great American Eclipse.”
“And the fascinating thing for me is, God is not interested in the heathen to repent as much as he wants the Church to repent. Judgment always begins with the House of God,” he said.
The Great American Eclipse is a “warning” that Christians need to take the lead and repent, Blitz continued.
This particular transcontinental solar eclipse will occur on Monday and happens to fall (on the biblical calendar) on the first day of the Jewish month of Elul, which is known as the “month of repentance,” Blitz explained.
“It was on Elul 1 that Jonah left for 40 days to tell Nineveh to repent. It was Elul 1 that Moses went up to Mount Sinai after the sin of the golden calf to make atonement while Israel was repenting for that. It was on Elul 1 that Jesus went into the wilderness for 40 days, coming back out on Yom Kippur,” Blitz said.
“To have this solar eclipse happening at this time,” he added, has “huge” significance.
He went on to say that he believes the Aug. 21 eclipse signifies that the American Church has 40 days to repent.
“People don’t realize this but World War I started in August of 1914 and there was a total solar eclipse over Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire.”
The path of that particular eclipse even went over Nineveh where the prophet Jonah went and the Ottoman Empire was destroyed, he said.
- Bible: “No one can buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. That number is 666″
From the 2,000-year-old book by disciple of Jesus, Apostle John, Revelation 13: 16-18 about 666, the mark of the beast.
It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.
10 Aug 2017
An associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is arguing that most humans will receive a microchip implant in the future. “It will happen to everybody,” says Noelle Chesley, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “But not this year, and not in 2018. Maybe not my generation, but certainly that of my kids.”
Although some say the social stigma over inserting technology into one’s body will hinder Chesley’s prediction, a Wisconsin firm has already made the futuristic leap. The company, Three Square Market, implanted a microchip into their employees to do away with company badges and corporate logons.
“You’ve got to have a lot of trust to put one of those in your body,” Grayson says. Workers will need assurances the chip is healthy, can’t be hacked, and its information is private, he says.
“In 10 years, Facebook, Google, Apple and Tesla will not have their employees chipped,” he says. “You’ll see some extreme forward-looking tech people adopting it, but not large companies.”