Yahweh, Jehovah, the King James Version of the Bible, the Ten Commandments, Jesus Christ, Ancient Gods, Religion, Hebrew, Etc.
Yahweh or Jehovah, the King James Version of the Bible, the Ten Commandments, the ancient gods, ancient Hebrew, Jesus Christ, religion, and various other topics are described in the links under the religious images below. Just select one to find out the rest of its interesting story:
Yahweh: A Bible God
The Old Testament Hebrew god Yahweh, or Yahveh, depending on how you want to spell it,* is portrayed in the illustration above. This coin** of the fourth century B. C., minted during the period that the Jews were ruled by the last of the Persian kings, was recovered from Gaza in Southern Philista. Note the wings on the chariot that the Hebrew god of the Old Testament is riding. The Hebrew idea of wings (of the wind) or an arc light flashing through the air is explained at http://ancientskyscraper.com/118901.html. Also notice that the bird in Yahweh's hand, which, like the Egyptian bird on the sacred ark below, symbolizes an electric carbon arc light, a searchlight, like the one that was mounted on the ancient Hebrew Ark or Arc of the Covenant. This is also explained at the underlined website address above. . . .
The Amended King James Version of the Holy Bible, published by the “Philadelphia Publishing Association,” is an improvement over previous versions. At least, it translates the name of the Hebrew god as “Yahweh” instead rendering it as “God” and “Lord.” In this amended version of the so-called “Holy? Bible,” the “Introduction” lays out the reasons for the correction in the following words: . . .
Yahweh, One of the Ancient Hebrew Gods of the Jews
"Yahweh," the ancient god now worshiped by Jews and Christians alike, is rendered as "God" by nearly all translators of the Bible.* However, the Old Testament reports on many gods worshiped by this tribe of Hebrews; but El, Baal, and Yahweh (Jehovah) stand out as the most prominent Canaanite deities directing the course of events in Jewish antiquity. Both the Bible and the archaeological record from Ras Shamra verify their existence; and they both attribute quite human qualities to all three of these deities. The evidence for the fact is cited below, in the religious text of the cuneiform tablets and in the illustrations of the artifacts that I extracted from the work of Claude Schaeffer,** who was the Director of the French Archaeological Expedition to Ras Shamra-Ugarit during nine successive seasons from 1929 through 1937. . . .
Modern English is often thought to be a difficult language to translate, with its irregular spellings, numerous shades of meanings, variations in pronunciations, incorporation of countless foreign words, difficult idioms, and other peculiarities and inconsistencies. However, none of these could begin to compare with one major translating difficulty found in the biblical language of Israel, especially since Hebrew ceased to be a commonly spoken language hundreds of years before Jesus Christ arrived. “In regard to the Old Testament, the Hebrew language, as anciently written, was the most difficult of all languages to translate,” wrote Bible-scholar John E. Remsburg in his work entitled The Bible. In one of thirty weekly installments from his book which began to appear in The Truth Seeker at the beginning of January in 1901 he went on to explain that . . .
The Bible is a misleading authority in regards to the ancient Hebrew gods or elohim. They are mentioned therein around 2,000 times, but nearly all translators and biblical commentators—for nearly 2,000 years—have mistakenly, or intentionally, chosen, in almost every instance, to convert them into a singular “God” or combination of so-called “divine names” that implies that one Hebrew god rules the universe. You can verify the plurality of the Hebrew god by checking any Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, or The Criticism and the Verdict of the Monuments where Oxford professor of Assyriology A. H. Sayce also verified their plurality. In his learned and courageous declaration, he openly maintained: . . .
Are Bible scriptures divinely inspired?
Bible Scriptures are only divinely inspired as long as people believe so. Otherwise, they are nothing more than a record of people’s thoughts on how to arrange things in this temporal world—where one creature survives at the expense of another. They do indeed contain some valid history, and abound with many virtuous stories; but many of those are entangled with human and divine jealousies, deceptions, hate, perversion, theft, lies, slaughter, covetousness, and greed. . . .
“The Lord” of whom Arculf was speaking in the article titled "Ancient City Lights" is Jesus, the Christ who died for us on the Cross. Dr. C. C. Bombaugh found a rare record of the death of Christ and recorded it in his 1875 edition of Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest-Fields of Literature. The "Death Warrant of Jesus of Nazareth" was engraved on a copper artifact and Bombaugh reported that “Of the many interesting relics and fragments brought to light by the preserving researches of antiquarians, none could be more interesting to the philanthropist. and believer than the following—to Christians the most imposing judicial document ever recorded in human annuals. It has been thus faithfully transcribed: . . .
It is time for Jews and Christians to take another look at the history of the wars recorded in the Bible. Is there much difference between its ancient atrocities attributed to Moses and his God and the terrorism of Allah's Jihads in the Koran, which Muslims still carry on today? Two honorable war veterans in American history, Thomas Paine and Colonel Robert Ingersoll were inspired enough to make some pertinent comments about some extraordinarily cruel scriptures in the Old Testament that would allow a child to realize the answer. . . .
Webster’s Dictionary defines “holy” as “exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness,” but does this describe the Hebrew-Greek Bible, especially the Old Testament of today? Our research on that portion of that so-called "Holy Bible," known to the English-speaking world also as just "The Bible," definitely indicates otherwise. . . .
The Ten Commandments and divine inspiration or holiness of the Bible were being questioned seriously, not unlike today, by educated leaders in the nineteenth century. One such dignitary was Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll (1833—1899), the son of an abolitionist preacher. He commanded the 11th Illinois Cavalry, a regiment that fought at the Battle of Shiloh and elsewhere during the American Civil War. After the war, the renowned lawyer served as Illinois Attorney General and later passionately lectured against the validity of the holiness attributed to the Ten Commandments recorded in the Bible. And his well-publicized orations did not go unnoticed by the American clergy. In rebutting a prominent minister’s argument against one of his famous lectures, in an interview printed in the Chicago Times of May 29, 1881, he declared: . . .
The Word of God or Bible was seriously questioned by Thomas Paine (1737—1809), one of America's founding fathers, even though his highly influential forty-seven-page pamphlet, titled "Common Sense," published on January 10, 1776, inspired religious leaders to back the Declaration of Independence that provoked the Revolutionary War. His widely published reasoning had rekindled democracy and created a new nation—the United States of America. To Thomas Paine and his freethinking contributions, all democratic people still owe a great debt of gratitude . . . .
Larry Brian Radka
I believe our eternal God is everything and everywhere—manifested best in love, light, and knowledge.
Love is the absence of Hate, Light is the absence of Darkness, and Knowledge is the absence of Ignorance.
Of course, without all these attributes, how could we know God—the Sum and the Difference? Hate, Darkness, and Ignorance contribute to the bad things that happen to good people, victims sometimes of mere circumstance but more often of ignorant decisions and irrational actions.
The mind controls the health and performance of the body like a driver steers an automobile.
Fill up with the best thoughts and motor over life's highways with healthy ease.
Gas up with negative intentions and prematurely wind up in the hospital or graveyard—not resting in peace but perhaps awaiting in dread of reincarnation for another try instead.
We have the option of choosing the best in this world this time, but often wind up with the worst because we allow hate, darkness, and ignorance to rule—often relying on manmade crutches, such as alcohol, drugs, and even verses randomly selected from the Bible and the Koran that can support some pretty ugly actions like the Crusades, Inquistion, 9/11 and many others.
The boundless and omnipresent God of this endless universe allows us choice, but the Creator, however, cannot be confined to our hallucinations or interpretations of the Bible or any other holy book, past or present.
Such collections—invented by meandering monks, pious priests, false prophets, crowned kings, and sitting gods—were concocted to limit God, hide the truth, and control thought in this world.
Some Scriptures are accurate and wise, some perverted and foolish; but none abrogate their invention and none are sacred—by definition.
In fact, there is nothing holy about the Bible or any other sacred book except the awareness of the holes in the purported truth held therein.
This world's religions, however, still swear by and support their infallibility, and these cults continue to dance to the drumbeat of their rituals that still mesmerize the uninformed masses and promise their greed an imaginary space in paradise. Oblivious minds should study these Web pages carefully. Otherwise, they might also become addicted to the delusions their wandering brains might grab.
Beware! Preachers privy to the facts are still persuading the plate to be passed, and blind buffoons still proudly pay the piper—all because of the avarice prevalent among us!
Wily wizards leading religious movements are still heaping up their treasures on Earth while their gullible givers vie for the perfect place in Paradise—and the greed of all continues to feed their fancies forward. Don't join them!
The first priest was a wise man who met a fool!
God created this world and mankind made up the rest.
With specific reference to the picture above, I received from Georgia mother and housewife Becky Story this enlightening email on February 24, 2012:
“The picture tells a true story. The same could be said of the drawings of the inquisitions, the endless ‘holy’ wars, child and woman abuse and on and on it goes. When a group of folks can solemnly sit in church pews munching crackers and swigging down juice and pretend they are CONSUMING the dead carcass of their god then you know Christianity is a disgusting repulsive cult. It is not only the Christians who behave in such despicable ways but all religions have their own witchcraft rituals, and they are all too damn stupid to see it for what it is. The bible tells parents to ‘train up a child in the way he must go’ and the reason they must be trained is because these perverted religions do not come to anyone naturally, they must be brainwashed, taught in fear and shunned or punished if they fail to comply. This nation sends its Christian armies all over the globe to rape, kill and steal what is not ours to have. This, of course, is done in the name of the Christian god who said to love your enemies as you love yourselves. Thou shalt not kill got lost somewhere along the way. If you read the horrors of the OT, it is a book of sheer hypocrisy for the laws apparently don’t apply to the killing machine known as the Hebrews under the command of Moses and all the other ‘elect’ whose descendants are today called the ‘elite’. Same game, different names.”
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