The Pokey Finger of God

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Jah Calling

July 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Jah Calling · christianity, history

At the root of Judaism is a written history of people to whom Yah has spoken. These people, we are told, had direct, immediate, and personal knowledge of God. They spoke with him. He answered. His words became the driving force for their actions. This is exactly the sort of individual congress with the divine […]

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A Little Extra

June 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Little Extra · christianity, media

After I posted my review of Marvin Vining’s Jesus the Wicked Priest, he contacted me to thank me for the review and asked me to send him questions. Heh, heh, heh. So I did. My questions: You claim that Essenes were the dominant culture and that their leader, the “Teacher of Righteousness,” was also the […]

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Abraham of the Chaldees

December 17th, 2005 · Comments Off on Abraham of the Chaldees · history

Ancient Civilization Unearthed in Syria The Tell Hamoukar Survey 2000-2001 (University of Chicago) Archeologists have discovered the ruins of forgotten cities older than most of the other great Mesopotamian city states, but much further north up the Euphrates valley than anyone had expected. In fact, the prevailing theories on the development of ancient civilization say […]

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