I am just a retired worker. Interested in the bible, philosophy, astrology.
johngumbs: Bible note.
I was browsing through one of the books of Flavius Josephus, the Jewish historian. He said that Moses was born 170 years after the death of Joseph, and the it was four generations.
I work it out as being 42 years.
Matthew wrote that from Abraham to David is fourteen generations, and that from David to the Captivity is also fourteen generations. From the captivity to Christ is fourteen generations.
We know that the captivity took place in BC 586
If we multiply 42 by 14, we get 588. Take 586 away from it and we are left with BC2 which is the time of Christ. But there were four years missing. So if we add them, we would get BC 6.
ponit: Yossefus was dead wrong there: Yossef died in 2309 and Mosheh was born only 59 years later in 2368.
Furthermore, the anonymous author of the "Matthew" book was also dead wrong about there being only 14 generations "from David to the Captivity" because there were actually EIGHTEEN "generations"; and the "Captivity" took place in 597 BCE (not in 586), which was roughly 475 years after David's birth - a lot less than the 588 years produced by your fake "calculation".
You would do well to study Seder Olam, and also Professor Mordochai ben-Tziyyon's excellent review of Biblical Chronology which you can download from http://mordochai.tripod.com/bibchron.pdf
johngumbs: Jesus was a Jew; that is a fact. He did not mention Isaiah 7:14 because it did not refer to him.
johngumbs: The God of Israel is not ''Three in One.'' He is only One God. Jesus said: ''Hear, Oh Israel, The Lord Our God, The Lord, is One.''
johngumbs: Wishing everyone a good Christmas and a Happy New year. Make the best of it. The sun is in charge in 2017
johngumbs: In a football stadium there are sixty thousand people waiting to watch the match. It is night, the positive cable for the electricity is connected but not the negative. What do you think? Lights will come on with just the positive connection? No chance! The negative cable need to be connected as well.
We as human beings work with positive and negative energies. Ninety-ten. Eighty-twenty. Seventy-thirty. Sixty-forty or Fifty-fifty.
johngumbs: This was found in a prayer to God in the Dead Sea Scrolls:
Your destiny was established even before you were born.
Thou hast created the earth by thy power.
All things exist according to thy will.
Without thee nothing is done.
All things are graven before thee
On a written reminder
For everlasting ages; and for the numbered cycles of the eternal years, in all their seasons.
johngumbs: The whole Solar System didn't just come into being for a laugh--it came into being for a good reason.
Some good Wisdom: check it out.
Our Moon has two periods--27 days and 29 days.
When the Progress moon is passing through the 7th house, you need to check and see what is happening in your life. Check the sign the Moon is in, and the contact it is making with the rest of the planets. There is no way that you can say that it is a lie.
You can also check when the Moon is passing through the 12th house, then when it comes in the 1st house, which is your personality, and note what has taken place.
You can also check when it is passing through the 4th house, and also the 10th house.
In fact, you can check when it is passing through all the houses
johngumbs: You can have a very intelligent person who finds it hard to accept God. God is the one who gives us our powers so that we can function on earth. As human beings we do challenge things that we find that does not make any sense to us--but God has all his plans and knows what he has done. He has already written in the Cosmic Book all that will come in the future, whether it has to do with an individual, or, with nations--it is already written.
johngumbs: Human beings will find out in time to come that it is the planets that is serving us; and we can take it our refuse it. Gos knows then, what will happen.
johngumbs: The LORD GOD created all human beings out of the earth and makes them return to it again.
johngumbs: And the Lord said to Moses: ''Speak to Aaron your brother that he come not at all times into the holy place within the veil before the mercy seat which is upon the ark, that he die not; for I will appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat.''
johngumbs: The case of a young girl (3)
Although Theroigne believed in the ideals of the Revolution, it soon became clear that most of its supporters were only interested in the rights of men, not of women. The press, scared of emancipated women, started portraying her as a whore, heaping all sorts of insults, accusations, and obscenities at her. In disgust in the summer of 1790, she left Paris and went to Liege.
Liege was then under the control of the Austrian Empire, not a safe place for such a prominent and famous figure of the Revolution. She was kidnapped by mercenaries and taken to Austria. The journey lasted 10 days and was harrowing. The three French emigres insulted, harassed, and even tried luckily unsuccessfully to rape her.
In Austria, she was interrogated, over the course of a month by Francois de Blanc. He found nothing to convict her. He started taking a liking to her. Theroigne's health was not at its best. She suffered from depression and splitting headaches, coughed up blood and had trouble sleeping. He helped secure her release.
At the beginning of 1792 Theroigne was back in Paris. She now supported Brissot, a Girondin against Robespierre and gave many inflammatory speeches in the Jacobin Club in which she called for the liberation of women from oppression. But this time, she didn't just fight with words. She recruited an army of female warriors and took part in the storming of the Tuileries on 10th August. It is said that she wounded a royalist journalist who had insulted her in the press. He was then killed by the mob.
She didn't support the September massacres believing all this unnecessary violence was hurting the cause of the Revolution. She wanted it to stop. It didn't. THings got worse for Theroigne. In May 1793 a bunch of Jacobin women who hated the supporters of Brissot and the Girondin, attacked Theroigne in the gardens of the Tuileries. They stripped her naked and flogged her publicly. Only the intervention of Mara saved her. Her health was fragile and at this time she went into madness. In the spring of 1794 she was arrested. She became obsessed with Saint Just, thinking of him as her Saviour, but he did nothing to help her. She was eventually released from prison after the fall of Robespierre, but never recovered her sanity. That year she was officially declared insane. She spent the rest of her life in various asylums, and was ultimately sent to La Salpetriere Hospital where she lived for twenty years. All she spoke about was the Revolution. She still held to her revolutionary ideals, even though every one else had abandoned them. Theroigne died, following a short illness on 9th June 1817.
johngumbs: The case of a young girl (2)
She became a courtesan and called herself Mlle Campinado. Her affair with the Englishman continued and resulted in a child who died of smallpox.
After a brief affair with an Italian tenor, she fell for the Castrato Tenducci and in 1788 followed him to Genoa, hoping to start a musical career there; but she only gave a few concerts. After a year, she returned to Paris, alone, disappointed and hurt.
All her dreams, both professional and romantic were shattered. Her hopes vanished. Paris was on the verge of revolution. She ditched her gowns in favor of a white riding habit called amazone, and a round brim hat; an eccentric outfit that made her stand out from the crowd.
She wanted to play the role of a man; she later explained, because I had Always been extremely humiliated by the servitude and prejudices, under which the pride of men holds my oppressed sex.'' She gave up her job as a coutesan, pawned her jewel to support herself.
After the storming of the Bastille, she became involved in revolutionary activities. She attended meetings of the National Assembly every day. She was the first to arrive and the last to leave, and met many influential figures of the Revolution such as Petion, the Abbe Sieyes and Desmoulins. She plaayed a big role too. She sometimes spoke at the Cordeliers Club, founded her own club, and ran her own saloon. Soon she was a celebrity, it is at this time that she became to be known as Theroigne Mericourt.
johngumbs: The case of a young girl whose name was Theroigne de Mericourt. She was born Anne-Josephe Terwagne near Liege. She was a singer, orator and organizer in the French Revolution. Born 13th August 1762.
Her mother died when she was five years old. Sent to live with her aunt who did not want her; she sent the girl to a convent, then brought her back to live with her. She was treated like a maid.
Her father remarried and took her back. She did not get on with her mother-in-law. She went to live with her maternal grandparents. It wasn't good; she went back to her aunt. It turned out not being good. She decided to face the world on her own, and took any job she could find to support herself.
She was hired by Madame Colbert as her companion. Madame Colbert taught her to read, write, play the piano and sing. She now dreamt of becoming a singer. An English Army Officer seduced her and brought her to Paris with promises of marriage. He did not keep his promise. She was then kept by the old and unplesant Marquis de Persan, who showered her with expensive gifts and money(although she insisted she had eveaded his advances). Her reputation in pices and any hope of a respectable life gone.
johngumbs: (224) Richard 1st King of England.
King Richard the First is known as the lion-hearted, and well did he deserved that name. It is characteristic of the lion to be fierce, reckless and cruel, intent on pursuing the aims which his own lordly and impetuous appetites and passions demand, without the least regard to any rights of others that he may trample under foot, or to the sufferings that he may inflict on the innocent and the helpless. This was Richard's character precisely, and he was proud of it. His glory consisted in reckless and brutal ferocity. He pretended to be the champion and defender of the cause of Christ, but it is hardly possible to conceive of a character more completely antagonistic than his to the just, gentle and forgiving spirit which the precepts of Jesus are calculated to form.
I do hope you have enjoyed reading the history of Richard the First. Reading through history we come up with heroes from all countries, good and bad. I, personally, do not like war, but after studying astrology, I came to realize that things on earth happen not because I want them to happen(only certain things can happen through your own choice) but they do according to what is to come. Audey Murphey is another of my heroes, Edward the Fourth known as the black Prince, and Louise the Ninth of France. It is not because they were fighters why I came to like them, but because they were men, they had a duty to perform, and they just went and did it.
Thnaks for reading.
johngumbs: (223) Richard 1st King of England.
During the siege, a knight named Bertrand de Gordon, standing on the wall, and seeing Richard on the ground below in a position where he thought he could reach him with an arrow, drew his bow and took aim. As he shot it he prayed to God to speed it well. The arrow struck Richard in the shoulder. In tring to draw it out they broke the shaft, thus leaving the barb in the wound. Richard was borne to his tent, and a surgeon was sent for to cut out the barb. This made the wound greater, and in a short time inflammation set in, mortification ensued, and death drew nigh. When he found that all was over with him, and that his end had come, he was overwhelmed with remorse, and he died at length in anguish and despair.
His death took place in the spring of 1199. He had reigned over England ten years, though not one of these years had he spent in that kingdom.
Berengaria lived afterward for thirty years.
More to come.
johngumbs: (222) Richard 1st King of England.
He recovered from his sickness, and he so far kept the vows which he had made as to seek a reconciliation with Berengaria, and to live with her afterward, ostensibly at least, on good terms.
For three years after this Richard was engaged in wars with Philip chiefly on the frontiers between France and Normandy. At last, in the midst of this contest, he suddenly came to his death under circumstances of a remarkable character. He had heard that a peasant in the territory of one of his barons, named Videmar, in plowing the field, had come upon a trap-door in the ground which covered and concealed the entrance to a cave, and that, on going down into the cave, he had found a number of golden statues, with vases full of diamonds, and other treasures, and that the whole had been taken out and carried to the Castle Chaluz, belonging to Videmar, and demanded that the treasures should be given up to him as the sovereign. Videmar replied that the rumor which had been spread was false; that nothing had been found but a pot of old Roman coins, which Richard was welcome to have, if he desired them. Richard replied that he did not believe that story; and that, unless Videmar delivered up the statues and Jewels, he would storm the castle. Videmar repeated that he had no statues and Jewels, and so Richard brought up his troops and opened the siege.
More to come.
johngumbs: (221) Richard 1st King of England.
One day in 1195, when he was hunting in the forest of Normandy, he was met by a hermit, who boldly expostulated with him on account of the wickedness of his life. The hermit told him that, by the course he was pursuing, he was grievously offending God, and that, unless he stopped short in his course and repented of his sins, he was doomed to be brought very soon to a miserable end by a special judgment from heaven.
The king pretended not to pay much attention to this prophecy, but not long afterward he was suddenly seized with a severe illness, and then he became exceedingly alarmed. He sent for all the monks and priests within ten miles around to come to him, and began to confess his sins with apparently very deep compunction for them, and begged them to pray for God's forgiveness. He promised them solemnly that, if God would spare his life, he would return to Berengaria, and thenceforth be a true and faithful husband to her as long as he lived.
More to come.