Venus is not Ishtar or Ashoreth

Venus is a planet in our solar system.  She was also called Ishtar by the Babylonians and Astarte by the Phoenicians, , but the Bible has no record of either name.   Instead, we know her by Ashoreth which becomes Aphrodite in Ancient Greece. The Babylonian Ishtar represented the evening and morning stars and was accordingly …

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Most Powerful Prayers #80, Take this Cup

For the 80th prayer, we jump over  Mark chapter 14 and the Mount of Olives, or Gethsemane,  the night before the crucifixion. where we find Jesus praying.  Mark says that Our Lord and Saviour says: “My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay alert.”  35 Going a little farther …

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A word in edgewise…

Well dictionaries don't do phrases do they?  Perhaps they do.  I think I saw one once called the "Phrase Finder" and I think I may even have it.  The dictionary does list it btw, as does the old standby Encarta (yes I still have mine) and it defines it as : edgewise adv adj  edge first …

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The Atonement of the Scapegoat

Atonement Part of Speech: Noun, mass Meaning: 1. Making up for past misdeeds, transgressions; making amends for an injury or offense. 2. Reconciliation, especially the reconciliation between God and humans. Notes: Today is Yom Kippur, the final day of the Jewish High Holidays (literally, the Days of Awe), the ten days beginning with Rosh Hashanah …

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Moab … the hat

Moab, n. [‘ A kind of hat shaped like a turban.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈməʊab/,  U.S. /ˈmoʊæb/ Etymology:Humorously < the name of Moab (see Moabite adj. and n.) occurring in the biblical phrase ‘Moab is my washpot’ (Psalm 60:8 and 108:9, where David compares the subjugated nation of Moab to a vessel used for washing the feet). In sense 1 with reference to the pot-like shape of …

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Matraca–the death rattle

matraca, n. Forms: 19– matraca, 19– mattraca. [‘ In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries: a wooden rattle used instead of church bells on Good Friday, and often at other celebrations.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /məˈtrɑːkə/, U.S. /məˈtrɑkə/ Etymology: < Spanish matraca type of wooden rattle (1570) < colloquial Arabic maṭraqa hammer, hammer for making noise (in literary Arabic …

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There is no HELL…Psalm ix.17

Speaking to my sister Jenny this past weekend, she was in a furor over Psalm ix verse 17.In the New International Version and the American Revised Standard say: 17 The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God. The Amplified OTOH, says this. 17 The wicked shall be turned back [headlong into …

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What is The Anti Lebanon Range?

Another name for  Abana is the Anti Lebanon range.  Odd name that.  Well it seems it is from the French, and the Anti-liban range is based on their translation of the Arabic words.  "Anti"  being used here with the meaning of "other" or those mountains which oppose the Lebanon Mountains. The Anti-Lebanon Mountains,  or in …

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