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  • BIG LIST: All these terror attacks in U.S. covered up by feds [Psalms 2]

    11/19/2015 1:42:38 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/17/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    As France grapples with the implications of allowing hundreds, possibly thousands of ISIS radicals into its country as immigrants and "refugees" in the wake of last week's massive terror attack on Paris, the Obama administration has continued to cover up the Islamic threads that run through two recent terror attacks on U.S. soil while doubling down on the importation of more Muslim refugees. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has called a hearing for Thursday morning to examine the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on national security. At the same time Speaker Paul Ryan is...
  • The Palestinian connection - From the very beginning

    10/06/2015 12:12:19 AM PDT · by 100American · 17 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 04/24/2001 | ANTHONY C. LOBAIDO
    “In 600 B.C., when Babylon invaded Israel, thousands of Israelis were moved to Babylon (today’s Iraq) and the Edomites were moved into Israel. The Edomites even helped the Babylonians destroy Jerusalem and the temple (Psalm 137). When a remnant of Israel returned after the Babylonian captivity, the Edomites were there to wage war against them while the city and the temple were being rebuilt. “While the scriptures are silent for the 400 years between the book of Malachi and the birth of Jesus, Josephus records the struggle between the Edomeans and the Israelites. This racial division and strife in the...
  • Welcome to the Center for the Babylonian Experiment

    09/29/2015 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2015 | Marvin Olasky
    The Center for the American Experiment is my favorite think-tank name. I like it because America really has been an experiment: Could we become a melting pot, with many becoming one? Could we emphasize both liberty and virtue, or would we fall into lascivious license? Could we extend rights to different religions, groups of immigrants, ethnicities, and races, without forgetting the principles that formed our base? The American Experiment has had a great run. For two centuries we proclaimed liberty throughout the land to more and more of the inhabitants thereof. But now that our leaders have decided that the...
  • Obama Orders Cities And Towns To Racially Integrate [Genesis 11]

    07/10/2015 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Obama administration unveiled new rules Wednesday to rid the country of racially segregated neighborhoods by directing cities and towns to set goals for reducing segregation, and then regularly report their progress to the feds. Communities nationwide will be given a series of questions designed to help them figure out whether racial bias is causing segregated neighborhoods, racial or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, unequal access to opportunity or disproportionate housing needs in their jurisdiction. They will be required to set goals related to that data and publicly report on their progress every three to five years. The Department of Housing...
  • How can we stop ISIL destroying our cultural treasures? (Will destroy the Pyramids & Sphinx!)

    07/03/2015 9:45:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dan Cruickshank
    ISIL is obliterating the Middle East's cultural landmarks. But should we arm ourselves in order to save threatened sites, asks Dan Cruickshank. ‘When Egypt comes under the auspices of the Khalifa [Caliphate], there will be no more Pyramids, no more Sphinx, no more idolatry.” This, I was told by British Muslim political activist Anjem Choudary, “will be just”. This chilling recent interview with Choudary in east London was part of a journey that started in early 2002. I went to Afghanistan in March of that year, just after the fall of the Taliban, to report for a television programme on...
  • Protestant theologian says God will use ISIS to punish the USA for "gay rights"

    06/15/2015 7:43:27 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 31 replies
    NewsCentral ^ | 8/22/14 | Bryan Fischer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIGDjl-IdGQ Protestant theologian Bryan Fischer says God will use ISIS To punish the West For "gay rights" just as used idolatrous Babylon to punish the children of Israel, and invokes the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo as an example.
  • Manifest Destiny in the Bible? America Is Modern Babylon, Said David Wilkerson

    05/26/2015 5:33:40 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 15 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Manifest Destiny in the Bible? America Is Modern Babylon, Said David Wilkerson Julio Severo comments on David Wilkerson’s prophetic revelations about America’s “destiny” in his book “Set the Trumpet to Thy Mouth.” By Julio Severo A solid majority of Americans would now be comfortable with a president who is gay or lesbian, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. A full 61 percent of respondents reported being “enthusiastic” or “comfortable” with a gay or lesbian president. Meanwhile, Americans comfortable or enthusiastic about an evangelical Christian president received a more tepid 52 percent approval. This study comes on...

    05/10/2015 7:38:24 AM PDT · by bkopto · 24 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | May 10, 2015 | staff
    Cuban President Raul Castro paid a call on Pope Francis at the Vatican Sunday to thank him for working for Cuban-US detente and later said he is so impressed by the pontiff he is considering a return to the Catholic church’s fold. “Bienvenido!” Francis said in his native Spanish, welcoming Castro to his studio near the Vatican public audience hall. The Cuban president, bowing his head, gripped Francis’ hand with both of his, and the two men began private talks. The meeting lasted nearly an hour, as the Argentine-born Francis and Castro spoke in their native Spanish. Francis will visit...
  • ‘You can’t find this in any other country’

    03/24/2009 5:48:59 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 422+ views
    The National ^ | March 25. 2009 | John Thorne
    ERRIADH, TUNISIA // In 586BC the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar laid waste to Jerusalem, inadvertently sowing seeds for a Jewish haven across the sea that has outlived his realm by 25 centuries and counting. Legend tells that refugees fled to the Tunisian island of Djerba, carrying a block from the ruined Temple of Solomon. Today it lies beneath the El Ghriba synagogue, the cornerstone of a thriving Jewish community. And after decades of Jewish exodus from Arab countries, that community is growing. For western holidaymakers, Djerba is a strip of lavish resorts along a sandy Mediterranean coast. For Tunisians, it also...
  • Ancient Tablets Confirm Biblical Account of Jewish Exile in Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon

    02/10/2015 7:51:05 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Christiannews.net ^ | 2/9/15 | Heather Clark
    JERUSALEM – Over 100 tablets that date back to the times of Nebuchadnezzar’s rule in Babylon, now modern-day Iraq, have been placed on display in Jerusalem as a further testament to the reliability of the Scriptures. The palm-sized tablets, which provide a glimpse into the lives of the Jews during the time they lived in exile in Babylon, had been discovered in Iraq and held by a UK-based Israeli collector. The artifacts contain writing in the ancient akkadian cuneiform script and detail transactions, trades and contracts between Jews in approximately 500 B.C. They also trace at least one Judean family...
  • “Alas, Alas for the Great City!” An Urgent Plea for Prayer at the New Year!

    12/31/2014 8:27:36 AM PST · by Salvation · 100 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-30-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    “Alas, Alas for the Great City!” An Urgent Plea for Prayer at the New Year! By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe are very close to the new year, 2015 AD. And most of us at the new year have it in mind to pray for the future year not only for ourselves, but also for our family, country, and culture. With that in mind, there is something of an admonition to us all that I would share from Scripture. For while we look to the new year with hope, we do well to soberly assess the warnings of God that are seemingly...
  • 2,500 Year Old Jewish Tablets Found in Iraq - Arabs and Islam are Late Comers

    02/03/2015 4:16:16 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 18 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 3, 2015 | Simcha Jacobovici
    As we watch horrific images of beheadings from the country formerly called Iraq - a country that is disintegrating into various tribal fiefdoms before our eyes - it is easy to forget that it was once the cradle of civilization. In point of fact, Arabs are latecomers to the area. They are first mentioned in the mid 9th century BCE as a tribal people subjugated by the Assyrians. Way before that, the area was home to the Babylonians. First records indicate that Babylon was established as a city around the 23rd century BCE. It stood about 50 miles south of...
  • Ancient tablets reveal life of Jews in Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon

    02/03/2015 11:45:21 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/03/2015 | Luke Baker
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A new exhibition of ancient clay tablets discovered in modern-day Iraq is shedding light for the first time on the daily life of Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years ago. The exhibition is based on more than 100 cuneiform tablets, each no bigger than an adult's palm, that detail transactions and contracts between Judeans driven from, or convinced to move from, Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar around 600 BC.
  • Iraq tries to get Babylon on world heritage list [Revelation ]

    01/21/2015 1:09:23 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    Xinhua News ^ | 1/19/2015 | Staff
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi Minister of Tourism and Antiquities on Monday said that his country is seeking to restore the ancient ruin city of Babylon onto the UNESCO world heritage list. "We have finished our part and prepared a dossier to be sent to the UNESCO tomorrow, and so we met our obligation to prepare this dossier on February 1," Adel Shirshab told a press conference in Baghdad. Earlier, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Iraqi government and the government of Babil province, in which the Iraqi side...
  • Three cheers for the onion

    01/04/2015 1:26:00 AM PST · by moose07 · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 January 2015 | BBC
    Onions are eaten and grown in more countries than any other vegetable but rarely seem to receive much acclaim. It's time to stop taking the tangy, tear-inducing bulb for granted and give it a round of applause, writes the BBC's Marek Pruszewicz. Deep in the archives of Yale University's Babylonian Collection lie three small clay tablets with a particular claim to fame - they are the oldest known cookery books. Covered in minute cuneiform writing, they did not give-up their secrets until 1985, nearly 4,000 years after they were written. The French Assyriologist and gourmet cook Jean Bottero - a...
  • What did ancient Babylonian songs sound like? Something like this [IF they were into cool jazz]

    12/16/2014 11:47:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    newsweek ^ | 14 Dec 2014 at 10:33 ET
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  • Rick Warren’s Call for Christians to Unite With ‘Holy Father’ Raising Concerns [Babylon the Great]

    12/05/2014 1:36:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 73 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 12/02/2014 | Heather Clark
    In a new video, megachurch leader and author Rick Warren is calling for Christians to unite with Roman Catholics and “Pope Francis,” who Warren recently referred to as the “Holy Father”—a move that is raising concerns among Christians nationwide and is resulting in calls for Warren to repent. Warren made the comments following his visit to the Vatican last month, where he spoke at an interfaith conference on the “Complementarity of Man and Woman.”...
  • The Fall of Mystery Babylon (Catholic Discussion) [for discernment only]

    08/14/2014 3:11:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    markmallet ^ | August 14, 2014 | Mark Mallett
    Given the length of this article, I have condensed it down to the more salient aspects. I would encourage you to read it through in its entirety at the above link. (snip) I am going to do this in the greatest economy of words possible, synthesizing books, interviews, and numerous articles so that you can understand the prophetic nature of what is happening, and about to happen in the United States, and indeed, the whole world, as central to the Storm that is now here… (snip) COMMUNISM IS NOT DEADIndeed, the harlot is merely being used by the beast to...
  • Goodbye Iraq, Hello Shinar...

    06/23/2014 10:12:50 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,(Genesis 10-the table of Nations)And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they...
  • Vanity: Baghdad Falling Part of End Times?

    06/13/2014 6:33:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 90 replies
    Baghdad looks like it's about to go down to Islamic Militants. Some say Baghdad is Babylon? What happens when it falls?
  • The 144,000 on mount Sion.

    05/15/2014 12:50:47 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 82 replies
    May 15, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    The 144,000 on mount Sion It is written that the 144,000 were standing on mount Sion with the Lamb:     "And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads." (Revelation 14:1) It is assumed the 144,000 were those who were sealed from the twelve tribes of Israel in Revelation 7. I will attempt to answer these questions: 1) where; 2) who; and 3) when. To establish the audience and time contexts, St. John was writing to first century Christians, and...
  • Was Babylon The Great a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Part II: Mother of Harlots and Sins of Sodom.

    04/09/2014 9:44:02 AM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 171 replies
    Apr 9, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Part II: Mother of Harlots and Sins of Sodom. Jerusalem was completely destroyed in 70 AD, and over 1.1 million people were slaughtered or starved to death; both as a result of an internal civil war, and a later siege and assault by the Roman armies. Yet there is barely a direct mention of the magnitude of destruction and death in the New Testament, with the exception of these passages in Luke: "And when [Jesus] was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known,...
  • Early makeup kit may confirm biblical story

    02/23/2004 8:08:10 AM PST · by Walkin Man · 24 replies · 2,779+ views
    The Baltimore Sun / AP ^ | February 23, 2004
    Early makeup kit may confirm biblical story Excavation: Israeli archaeologists find 2,500- year-old accessories, which likely belonged to Jews who returned from exile in Babylon. Associated Press February 23, 2004 JERUSALEM -- Israeli archaeologists excavating caves near the Dead Sea discovered jewelry, a makeup kit and a small mirror -- 2,500-year-old fashion accessories for women. The trove apparently belonged to Jews who returned from exile in Babylon in the 6th century B.C., said Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. "This find is very rare. Both for the richness of the find and for that period,...
  • Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem?

    03/22/2014 1:35:03 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 324 replies
    March 22, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    Was "Babylon The Great" a Symbolic Name for Jerusalem? Recall that Jesus said: "… it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem" (Luke 13:33.) That is a very important statement to keep in mind when considering the following passages: and later in the same chapter of Luke, Jesus added: "…I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which...
  • Babylon Has Fallen or The Demise of the New World Order

    02/23/2014 11:21:33 AM PST · by Errant · 111 replies
    Michael Rood's Sabbath Night Live - Via Youtube ^ | February 21, 2014 | Michael Rood
    Join Michael Rood for the February 21, 2014 episode of Shabbat Night Live: Babylon Has Fallen or The Demise of the New World Order Out of the twenty-two chapters of the book of the Revelation, two of them are dedicated to the description of "mystery Babylon" and its ultimate destruction. Two entire chapters boil down to the very reason that the entire economic system of Planet Earth must be and will be destroyed before the Messiah reigns. Now, at last, you will understand why Abraham was told to "come out of Babylon" in the book of Genesis - and finally...
  • The Belshazzar Problem

    12/31/2013 6:44:43 AM PST · by Petrosius · 17 replies
    Unam Sanctam Catholicam ^ | December 04, 2013
    Of all the books of the Bible, perhaps none has suffered so many attacks from the historical critical school as the Book of Daniel. Virtually every story in the book has been derided as a fanciful post-Exile invention. The composition of the book is usually dated to the Maccabean period, while Daniel, Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego are regarded as nationalist myths, ancient Israelite versions of Paul Bunyan and Rip Van Winkle. The Jewish protagonists are not the only characters in the book to suffer such abuse; the Babylonian king, Belshazzar, is also commonly held to be a mere fable. The...
  • I Want to Make Heaven My Home: what an ancient Biblical event can teach us about life today

    09/25/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | September 24, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In daily Mass for the past number of days we’ve been reading from the books of Nehemiah and Ezra. These books deal with the return of the Jewish people from the Babylonian captivity.Most modern-day Christians have only a passing knowledge of these aspects of ancient Jewish history and these events may seem to have little to say to us. But in fact, they speak quite powerfully of very important human struggles today. Thus, a review of these historical events seems in order, as well as an application of them to our life and struggles today.To begin, the Jewish people, as...
  • FIRST-PERSON: Can archaeology help confirm the Bible?

    12/01/2013 11:48:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Baptist Press ^ | November 4, 2013 | David Roach
    Whenever there's an archaeological discovery related to the Bible, conflicting interpretations by various experts can leave a believer's head spinning. Take the discovery in Israel of a palace from the era of King David earlier this year. An archaeologist from Hebrew University in Jerusalem said there's "unequivocal evidence" that David and his descendants ruled at the site. But critics, including some committed believers, say it could have belonged to other kingdoms and that David's palace likely would have been in Jerusalem some 18 miles northwest. Still others claim there is no archaeological evidence that David even existed. Similar confusion ensued...
  • "Alas Babylon" codeword finally to be used?

    09/03/2013 7:36:37 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 30 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9-3-13 | NA
    Vanity: a very long time ago a man wrote a book titled "Alas Babylon". Although it was written long ago and in a much different time, it is revealing much to us during the current crisis. It told the story of a nuclear war that started in Syria, due to a US fighter accidently attacking a Russian military base. In the story, the two main characters used the words "alas babylon" as code for the last day. Is Babylon about to fall within the space of half an hour? Is that last day upon us? Many authors, both of novels...
  • "Alas, Brave New Babylon" new fiction by Matt Bracken

    08/26/2013 6:20:36 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 377 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | August 26, 2013 | Matthew Bracken
    Alas, Brave New Babylon By Matt Bracken 1. THE REGAL INN MOTOR LODGE I used to be a history teacher at a private Christian school in Louisiana. I was in my mid-thirties then, unmarried and unattached. It was June and I was on a road trip, cruising up Interstate 81 through the northeastern corner of Tennessee in my Maxima. I was going to spend the month in Pennsylvania, hiking another 300 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The trail ran 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, and over previous summers I’d hiked it in sections, from south to north. After a...
  • Church of England creating 'pagan church' to recruit members

    06/21/2013 3:19:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/21/2013 | Radhika Sanghani
    The church is training ministers to create “a pagan church where Christianity [is] very much in the centre” to attract spiritual believers. Ministers are being trained to create new forms of Anglicanism suitable for people of alternative beliefs as part of a Church of England drive to retain congregation numbers. Reverend Steve Hollinghurst, a researcher and adviser in new religious movements told the BBC: “I would be looking to formulate an exploration of the Christian faith that would be at home in their culture.” He said it would be “almost to create a pagan church where Christianity was very much...
  • 3,800-year-old Babylonian tablets contain recipe!

    11/16/2001 1:21:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies · 910+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/12/01
    Monday November 12 10:18 AM ET Ancient Tablets Offer Beer Primer DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A Syrian-Belgian-British archaeological mission unearthed 3,800-year-old Babylonian beer-making instructions on cuneiform tablets at a dig in northern Syria. Abdel-Massih Baghdo, director of the Hassakeh Archaeological Department, told The Associated Press in a telephone call that the 92 tablets were found in the 14th layer of Tell Shagher, a site just north of Hassakeh. He said the tablets showed beer-making methods and tallied quantities of beer produced and distributed in the region.'' Hassakeh, 400 miles northeast of Damascus, is known these days for its wheat production. ...
  • The Hanging Gardens of ... Nineveh?

    06/01/2013 1:05:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    National Geographic ^ | Friday, May 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Snodgrass
    The legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon are exactly that: legendary. And they may not have been located in Babylon. The gardens, famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, were, according to Stephanie Dalley, an Oxford University Assyriologist, located some 340 miles north of ancient Babylon in Nineveh, on the Tigris River by Mosul in modern Iraq. Dalley, whose book The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon will be published later this summer, writes that earlier sources were translated incorrectly, leading to the confusion. The misinterpretation also explains why years of excavations never yielded any credible...
  • Will America Collapse Like the Roman Empire?

    05/03/2013 8:46:31 AM PDT · by pinochet · 113 replies
    Some philosophers have promoted the idea that it is impossible for human beings to invent new sins. Any "new" sin that may seem shocking to you, is a sin that was practiced in ancient civilizations that have gone before us. In order for a nation or civilization to be strong, families must be strong. When families die, civilizations die along with them. I refer you to this quote from this website http://constitutionschool.com/2012/09/27/first-time-ever-majority-of-american-households-unmarried/ "For the first time, households made up of married couples with and without children dropped below 50 percent of all households, Jacobsen noted. At the peak in 1960,...
  • Academic unearths new lead to fabled Babylon gardens

    04/18/2013 5:03:00 AM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies
    The National (United Arab Emirates) ^ | 4-9-2013 | John Henzell
    Ever since the peak of the Hellenic empire, visiting the seven wonders of the ancient world has been the way to pay homage to the early achievements of human civilisation. But there was one catch for those who wanted to see them all. The farthest one from Athens, the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in what is now central Iraq, existed in reports but its exact location had never been definitively proven. Of the other six, the pyramids of Giza remain relatively intact and there are ruins or at least traces of the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the statue...
  • Will Iraq be next to have an Arab Spring?

    03/02/2013 5:49:55 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 11 replies
    Telegraph online ^ | 5:59PM GMT 02 Mar 2013 | By Colin Freeman, Baghdad
    It has all the outward trappings of another Arab Spring: tens of thousands of demonstrators, a permanent protesters' "camp", and megaphoned demands for the removal of another "dictator". Yet the slogans that now ring out on the streets of Iraq each Friday are the voice of a community not best known for championing civil rights - be it for themselves or anyone else. Instead, they are the disenfranchised members of Saddam Hussein's Sunni minority - the Muslim sect that enjoyed three decades of privileged status under his rule, and which spearheaded the long and bloody insurgency against British and American...
  • 1700 B.C.: 'Alla' god of 'violence and revolution'

    09/17/2012 4:31:09 AM PDT · by wesagain · 76 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Sept 17, 2012 | staff writer
    A research article posted on the website of terrorist-turned-Christian Walid Shoebat contends the oldest known references to the Islamic deity Allah are not in Arabian records but in Babylonian artifacts. Ancient tablets describe “Alla” as a deity of “violence and revolution.” “This link sheds new light since for many years we have been hearing various ideas on where Allah came from. Christian and Muslim scholars – as well as secular professors – presented numerous arguments on just who Allah really is,” wrote Ted Shoebat, the son of Walid Shoebat. In his heavily footnoted project, he writes that historians have suggested...
  • Babylonian Talmud Translated into Arabic

    05/28/2012 9:46:19 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Bible History Daily (BAR website) ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Staff
    After a controversial six-year-long translation project, a Jordanian think tank based in Amman published an Arabic translation of the Babylonian Talmud. After gaining enthusiastic responses to the project from the Arab League, 96 scholars began work on the translation. The editors are happy with the project, stating that the lack of an Arabic Talmud "has always been an obstacle to understanding Judaism." Despite some polarized and politicized responses, most have adopted a positive impression of the massive scholarly work. Dr. Raquel Ukeles of the Israeli National Library states that the project stemmed from scientific curiosity, and the introduction discusses the...
  • Iraq Rebuilding Its Military, Even as They Rebuild Babylon: Prophetic Significance?

    04/14/2012 5:28:00 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 13 replies
    BibleProphecyBlog.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    Bible prophecy indicates that in the End Times, the nation we know today as the Republic of Iraq—known variously in Scripture as Babel, Babylon, Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Shinar—will emerge as the global center of wealth, power and terrible evil. Eventually Iraq will pose a direct and existential threat to the State of Israel, particularly during the Tribulation. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein and his regime in 2003, Iraq has not been a regional threat, much less a danger to Israel. Some have assumed, therefore, that Iraq would no longer play a major role in Middle Eastern or global affairs...
  • CHRISLAM: The Whore of Babylon in it's final appearance?

    03/17/2012 3:42:24 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 28 replies
    CHRISLAM ^ | 03/17/2012 | CHRISLAM
    "We are brothers, We are a family of God. Not one of us is better than the other in His eyes. He loves us both. The future can only be won against the "Evil one" by all of us standing strong together." Malcom X
  • Expose: The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem

    12/15/2011 8:41:53 AM PST · by Just4Him · 154 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/15/2011 | Giulio Meotti
    The Vatican is now reiterating demands for control of religious sites in Jerusalem. Jordan's occupation 1948-1967 didn't bother them. “Peace negotiations in the Middle East must tackle the issue of the status of the holy sites of Jerusalem”, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue, declared several days ago in Rome. The Vatican’s former foreign minister asked to place some Israeli holy places under Vatican authority, alluding to the Cenacle on Mount Zion and the garden of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. The first site also houses what is referred...
  • Queen's Role as Head of Church of England 'May No Longer Be Appropriate'

    12/10/2011 12:36:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/6/11 | Rowena Mason
    The Queen’s role as head of the Church of England may no longer be “appropriate” following changes to the law of succession, a group of MPs has suggested.Reforms agreed earlier this year by Commonwealth countries would create a potential conflict of interest because they allow a monarch to marry a Roman Catholic, said a parliamentary committee. It said that if a future heir to the throne were raised as a Catholic, there would be an “obvious difficulty” in that person becoming head of the Anglican Church on their succession. Under current laws, the Queen is required to “join in communion”...
  • German Catholic Church resolves to sell their Porn Publishing company after story goes mainstream

    11/23/2011 7:08:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Lusaka Times ^ | 11/23/11
    The Catholic church in Germany is to sell Weltbild, its bookselling arm, after the unit admitted last month to publishing pornographic novels. Last month it was reported that German publishing company Weltbild, which is 100 percent owned by the Catholic church, was profiting through the sale of erotic novels. Weltbild is one of Germany’s main book enterprises, with annual sales of 1.6 billion euros and a workforce of 6400. Its interests include general publishing, a main national bookshop chain and book clubs. Catholic leaders were outraged that the profitable company’s book range included steamy pulp novels with titles like Boarding...
  • The story behind the world’s oldest museum, built by a Babylonian princess 2,500 years ago

    In 1925, archaeologist Leonard Woolley discovered a curious collection of artifacts while excavating a Babylonian palace. They were from many different times and places, and yet they were neatly organized and even labeled. Woolley had discovered the world's first museum. It's easy to forget that ancient peoples also studied history - Babylonians who lived 2,500 years ago were able to look back on millennia of previous human experience. That's part of what makes the museum of Princess Ennigaldi so remarkable. Her collection contained wonders and artifacts as ancient to her as the fall of the Roman Empire is to us....
  • Jeffress Says Satan Rules Catholicism

    10/12/2011 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 320 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 10/12/2011 | n/a
    Last Friday, Rev. Robert Jeffress, the Dallas pastor who introduced Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit, spoke derisively about the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney, making the case that “Mormonism is a cult.” Two days later, he chided Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as “false religions.” Last year, Rev. Jeffress said the Roman Catholic Church was the outgrowth of a “corruption” called the “Babylonian mystery.” He continued, “Much of what you see in the Catholic Church today doesn’t come from God’s word. It comes from that cult-like pagan religion. Isn’t that the genius of Satan?” Catholic League president Bill...
  • Is Islam "Mystery Babylon" of End Times?

    Who is the Scarlet Whore who sits on the Beast First we should consider what it means that the Whore sits on the beast. Walid Shoebat reasons by interpreting mountains as nations / empires and not as hills, the seventh beast empire was Islamic ending with the fall of the Ottoman Empire in 1922AD. Revelation 13 claims that the “head” will be revived. That is, the Islamic empire will be rejuvenated coming from the same persecuting empires that preceded it, but NOT including Rome. This is a clear indication that the eighth beast empire will be Islamic, NOT Roman. We...
  • Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism

    05/09/2011 11:11:10 AM PDT · by bronxville · 99 replies
    Integrated Catholic Life ^ | March 10, 2011 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism The most serious challenge for Christianity today isn't one of the other great religions of the world, such as Islam or Buddhism. Nor is it simple atheism, which has no depth, no mass appeal, no staying power. Rather, it's a religion most of us think is dead. That religion is paganism — and it is very much alive. Paganism is simply the natural gravity of the human spirit, the line of least resistance, religion in its fallen state. The "old" paganism came from the country. Indeed, the very word "paganism" comes from the Latin...
  • [Chapter 1] Great Cities of the Bible: Babylon; The City of Occult

    01/04/2011 4:57:04 PM PST · by wmfights · 46 replies
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    Thousands of years ago, the king of a great city ordered that this inscription be carved in stone at the city gate: “Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, the pious prince appointed by the will of Marduk...full of prudent deliberation... the never-tiring governor who always has at heart the worship at Esagila and Ezida... the firstborn son of Nabopolassar, King of Babylon am I. “I had the gates built of sheer blue stone, on which bulls and dragons were elaborately painted. “I let the temple of Marduk, highest of all, supreme of gods, a place of joy and jubilation for major and...
  • Tower of Babel’s Ruins Waiting for Archaeologists (Dispensational Caucus)

    01/04/2011 2:51:24 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 43 replies
    Israel National News ^ | January 3, 2011 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    snip Following years of devastation under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and the ensuing American invasion of Iraq, World Monuments Fund conservationist Jeff Allen told The New York Times this week that archeologists are beginning to work on ancient Babylonian sites and possibly restore some of them. snip
  • Masters of Math, From Old Babylon

    11/27/2010 12:09:10 PM PST · by pillut48 · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 26, 2010 | EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
    If the cost of digging a trench is 9 gin, and the trench has a length of 5 ninda and is one-half ninda deep, and if a worker’s daily load of earth costs 10 gin to move, and his daily wages are 6 se of silver, then how wide is the canal? Or, a better question: if you were a tutor of Babylonian scribes some 4,000 years ago, holding a clay tablet on which this problem was incised with cuneiform indentations — the very tablet that can now be seen with 12 others from that Middle Eastern civilization at the...