Thursday, July 27, 2006

Crazy story

In Ireland archaelogist discvered a book of tehillim from a few thousand years ago. Here is where it gets a little crazy - the book was open to Psalm 83 - which talks about the nations trying to destroy Israel.

Here's the text of Psalm 83:
"O God, do not stand idly by, mute and inactive, O God! For thy enemies are ranting, and they who hate Thee carry their heads high. They shrewdly forge a plot against Thy people; they consult together against Thy precious ones.
They say, "Come, let us wipe them out as a nation, so that the name of Israel may no longer be remembered."
For they have conspired against a united heart; against Thee they make an alliance - the tents of Edom, the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites, Gegal, Ammon, and Amelek, Philistia jointly with those who live in Tyre. Even Assyria has joined them; they have meant a strong support for the children of Lot. Selah."
The rest of the psalm is a prayer that God will humiliate and destroy them, ending with an acknowledgement that God is "the Most High over all the earth."

According to Focus On Jerusalem, Library the nations where the ten ancient people groups and tribes mentioned in Psalm 83 live today, are Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Palestinian territories within Israel.

hat tip - Westbankblog


At 2:34 PM, Blogger Seth said...

I guess you didn't hear the rest of the story.

Someone bothered to actually read the Psalm that it was turned to (not just look at the number) and it turns out it's from before the King James translation of the Bible, which was re-divided according to a new system.

Apparently Psalm 83 before King James came around is today's Psalm 84, which apparently has nothing to do with nations trying to destroy Israel. (I don't have a TaNa"Ch in arm's reach right now and I'm too lazy to get up and go to the bookcase, so I don't know offhand what 84 says.)

And I can't believe you took pictures of vomit. That's sick.

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Just Shu said...

my brother took the vomit pictures.

I think it's a much cooler story that its the 83 that we have today. Why ruin it :)


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