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Gog and Magog

The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, set your face toward Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say, Thus says the LORD GOD: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech and Tubal”. (Ezekiel 38, 1-3)  Full Article…

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InshALLAH & DEO volente (GOD willing)

ʾIn shāʾ ALLAH (Arabic: إن شاء الله‎, is the Arabic language expression for “GOD willing” or “if GOD wills”. The phrase comes from a Quranic passages which states that believers have to use it when speaking about future events.[Quran 18, 23-24] The phrase is commonly used by Muslims, Arab Christians, and Arabic-speakers of other religions, to  Full Article…

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HaShem (“the Name”)

HaShem (in Hebrew: השם) is a term that literally means “The Name”. It is used to avoid referring to the Name of GOD. It is also used to avoid writing the word YHWH (formed by the Hebrew letters yod hei vav hei), and with the word ADONAI which is used only in prayers, songs and  Full Article…

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Jesus the Nazarene, not “from” Nazareth

The Gospel according to Matthew is the oldest text of the New Testament translated directly from Aramaic (the language spoken in Galilee at the time of Jesus) to modern times. The translation of the Septuagint (LXX) into Classical Greek, however, was the cause of one of the greatest misunderstandings in the history of Christianity, according  Full Article…

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