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Debate & Discuss / Archaeology and the Bible
« on: April 15, 2012, 06:44:35 pm »Message ID: 521424
IS THE BIBLE TRUE?
Extraordinary insights from archaeology and history

Source: U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT


The workday was nearly over for the team of archaeologists excavating the ruins of the ancient Israelite city of Dan in upper Galilee. Led by Avraham Biran of Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, the group had been toiling since early morning, sifting debris in a stone-paved plaza outside what had been the city's main gate. Now the fierce afternoon sun was turning the stoneworks into a reflective oven. Gila Cook, the team's surveyor, was about to take a break when something caught her eye -- an unusual shadow in a portion of recently exposed wall along the east side of the plaza. Moving closer, she discovered a flattened basalt stone protruding from the ground with what appeared to be Aramaic letters etched into its smooth surface.

She called Biran over for a look. As the veteran archaeologist knelt to examine the stone, his eyes widened. "Oh, my God!" he exclaimed. "We have an inscription!" In an instant, Biran knew that they had stumbled upon a rare treasure. The basalt stone was quickly identified as part of a shattered monument, or stele, from the 9th century B.C., apparently commemorating a military victory of the king of Damascus over two ancient enemies. One foe the fragment identified as the "king of Israel." The other was "the House of David."

The reference to David was a historical bombshell. Never before had the familiar name of Judah's ancient warrior king, a central figure of the Hebrew Bible and, according to Christian Scripture, an ancestor of Jesus, been found in the records of antiquity outside the pages of the Bible. Skeptics had long seized upon that fact to argue that David was a mere legend, invented by Hebrew scribes during or shortly after Israel's Babylonian exile, roughly 500 years before the birth of Christ. Now, at last, there was material evidence: an inscription written not by Hebrew scribes but by an enemy of the Israelites a little more than a century after David's presumptive lifetime. It seemed to be a clear corroboration of the existence of King David's dynasty and, by implication, of David himself.

Beyond its impact on the question of David's existence, however, the discovery provided a dramatic illustration of the promise and peril that come into play whenever the Bible is weighed on the scales of modern archaeology. In one moment, the unearthing of an inscription or artifact can shed new light or cast a shadow on a passage of Scripture and in the process shatter the presuppositions of biblical scholarship. One kind of truth is confirmedńor replacedńby another. In extraordinary ways, modern archaeology has affirmed the historical core of the Old and New Testaments -- corroborating key portions of the stories of Israel's patriarchs, the Exodus, the Davidic monarchy, and the life and times of Jesus. Where it has faced its toughest task has been in primordial history, where many scholars find the traces of human origins obscured in theological myth.


 

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Off-Topic / Food Fights...
« on: April 10, 2012, 02:54:09 pm »Message ID: 518749
Tampa Bay Times: In Print: Thursday, September 30, 2010
Largo couple jailed after a fight with bananas

 They weren't exactly using lethal weapons, but a food fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend landed them both in jail early Wednesday, authorities say. According to Largo police, Keane E. Langel and his girlfriend, Brenda M. Riley, were arguing at their home at 301 N Belcher Road, No. 901, just after midnight when Langel started spitting bananas on Riley and throwing doughnuts at her. Riley, 49, then "armed herself with a banana," ripped the fruit into two pieces and jammed them into Langel's ears, an arrest report shows. No injuries were reported, but both were charged with domestic battery. Langel, 59, also was charged with tampering with a victim because, Largo police said, e took Riley's cell phone from her and broke it as she was trying to call authorities. Riley was ultimately able to call police, arrest reports show. Riley was released on her own recognizance Wednesday afternoon. At 4 p.m., Langel was still being held in the Pinellas County Jail.

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Wisconsin News, April 1 2012-
Couple arrested after food fight.

     A couple was arrested after a Friday food fight.  Janel R. Mink and her boyfriend, Jaime M. Moddes, 36, were taken into custody after the 40-minute melee, which began about 8 a.m. in their residence in the 2900 block of 23rd Avenue police reports said.  Both were treated at Kenosha Medical Clinic for injuries from the fight.  
After Mink reportedly dumped a batch of brownies, Moddes reportedly punched Mink in the face, bit her, smashed her head against a wall and poured cocktail sauce on her.  Moink reportedly hit Moddes with a cookie sheet, a pan, a broom and a cocktail sauce bottle.

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Off-Topic / Cat Litter free with rebate...
« on: March 26, 2012, 04:32:01 pm »Message ID: 510622
I was just curious if anyone has tried the NEW Arm & Hammer "Ultra Last" cat litter that comes with a rebate sticker on the box (making the litter free after rebate) ?   
     
I don't use clumping litter as a rule and haven't ever tried a scented litter before.  This was a 20 lb. box for free so I thought I'd give it a try...

At first, the scent was really good...made the whole house smell good.  Things took a turn for the worse very quickly.  The scent became so strong that I had to have the windows open, and I still got strange headaches.  The kittens reek of the scent.  I was in my car and could smell the scent on my jacket which had previously been hung up in a closet away from the litter-box room.

I didn't realize right away how much of a problem the litter was causing, unfortunately the stuff has been in the house for a little over three weeks.  Both kittens have stopped eating, they both refused to use the litter pan containing this litter and went back to using a second pan with their original "litter" in it.  One kitten has had an earache, the other is wheezing & sneezing.  Both were fine before this litter was used.

I came home from work yesterday and as I put the key in the door...I could smell the Arm & Hammer inside the house just standing on the porch, it's THAT strong. 

I haven't been feeling well and my neck is swollen, lymph glands are swollen, earaches in both ears.  I've had a burning sensation in my nose all day and realized ALL the problems started when I brought this new litter home.  I'm so sorry I put my pets through this ordeal...

I bagged all the litter up and it's outside in the trash for tomorrow's pick-up.  Things should get back to better soon.

This might be good stuff for some...it doesn't get a "paws up" here.   :angry7:

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Off-Topic / DON'T BE A VICTIM OF IDENTITY THEFT THIS EASTER...
« on: February 22, 2012, 04:31:27 pm »Message ID: 494229

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FusionCash / FusionCash Mall
« on: January 30, 2012, 09:02:21 pm »Message ID: 482695
I just was checking this out and I gotta say...I LOVE this!!   What a great addition to the FC site!   :thumbsup:

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Offers / Official 2012 Honda CR-V Game Day Commercial
« on: January 30, 2012, 11:23:54 am »Message ID: 482447
Don't miss this video---I thought it was really awesome, how about you??   :thumbsup:

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Off-Topic / Do It Anyway...
« on: November 07, 2011, 08:42:37 am »Message ID: 443595
I recently saw this on a plaque (and at a time when I NEEDED to see it),  I'm posting it to share with others that may enjoy it as well...

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
― Mother Teresa

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Off-Topic / 1st photos...
« on: September 03, 2011, 12:05:53 pm »Message ID: 411521
  He's a little camera shy...

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Off-Topic / Feeling "down" ?
« on: June 20, 2011, 09:59:29 am »Message ID: 372516
Ever have one of those days,

when something seems a bit "off"

but you just can't put your finger on it... 
 



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Off-Topic / Why God Made Pets...
« on: June 18, 2011, 02:20:27 pm »Message ID: 371899
error, sorry

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Off-Topic / Why God Made Pets...
« on: June 18, 2011, 02:12:45 pm »Message ID: 371889
  ;) (Here's another email that was recently sent to me and it's sooo cute, I gotta share!!)


    WHY GOD MADE PETS

They help out around the house...  

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Off-Topic / Ultimate Dog Tease...
« on: May 22, 2011, 05:47:45 am »Message ID: 356863
   :)    I just found this today...enjoy!!    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGeKSiCQkPw&feature=share

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Off-Topic / Here's something you don't see everyday...
« on: April 19, 2011, 05:29:12 pm »Message ID: 342230

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Off-Topic / McDLT
« on: April 07, 2011, 03:25:10 pm »Message ID: 337001
Sorry, my bad.  This was supposed to ba an answer for another thread but something got messed up when I tried to post it.  Disregard & so sorry...

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Off-Topic / Take a video break...
« on: March 20, 2011, 06:48:06 am »Message ID: 328452
  Here's one of the funniest pet videos that I've seen in a long time...enjoy!!  http://www.youtube.com/user/foodplot#p/u/0/B8ISzf2pryI

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