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    Whom are "They"?

    That's an interesting point I had questions on myself and dug around a bit. As you know, the Septuagint was completed around 300 B.C and a copy could have been available to anyone with money, lots of money. I wondered from where Jesus and the Apostles quoted O.T. scripture from. With a little study and assumptions, I came to the thought that even a copy of a scroll, much less a copy of the Septuagint would have been financially prohibitive to own a personal copy unless one was wealthy. In Luke 4: 16-20 Jesus was quoting Isiah from a 'book' (KJV) given to Him and not a scroll at the synagogue in Nazareth. It stands to reason the common Jew's learned religion and scripture by listening, reading and memorizing O.T. scripture at their synagogue; Saul being the scholar exception taught by Gamaliel. No doubt the Temple and Jewish synagogues would have had the best copies of all the religious scrolls, books and laws. So, in my opinion, it's possible in many cases where O.T. scripture is quoted after 300 B.C. in the N.T.; and it's not identified as reading from a scroll; it could have been the Septuagint? One thing I still wonder about, and this is just from memory. So much was found at Qumran with the Dead Sea Scrolls; Book of the Giants, Book of Enoch, almost the entire book of Isiah, fragments of every O.T. Book except Esther I believe, etc. Since it is believed these parchments were hidden to be preserved prior to the sacking of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, to my memory nothing pertaining to the Septuagint was saved or found? Perhaps because copies were so wide spread???
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    Whom are "They"?

    Looks like we travel in the same circles... Yeah, I listened to that pod cast some time ago and it was very interesting and informative.
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    Whom are "They"?

    Yeah, we're singing off the same sheet of music 😀 Doing my own research on your above opinion, I came to the same conclusion as you. I never believed it was a homosexual act, or viewing his naked body as others have suggested. Then Ham goes out and brags to Shem and Japheth about his incest. The whole biblical story about Ham, his curse and his descendants Canaan is interesting historically pertaining to Israel, and even in our own modern times.
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    Whom are "They"?

    I'm asking because it's very interesting, and I'm interested in other opinions. Also it shows a great difference in all the translations of the Bible from the original texts. The Septuagint refers to "they" as the 'Watchers". Let me throw out a question I've thought about? The Lord promised to preserve His word, but where and how? To my knowledge, there's only two translations of the Bible that are not copyrighted, the KJV and the Septuagint (could be others but I haven't found any). Would God allow His word to be copyrighted for restriction and profit? It's my understanding to obtain a 'copyright' on a translation of the Bible, it must be at least 15% different to avoid plagiarism issues. Now the math: 15% + 15% + 15% + 15% etc., any bells going off? Not to mention the profit from the best selling book of all time. Just my personal opinions, everyone else's mileage will vary.
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    Whom are "They"?

    You're right about that. Checked just a few for comparison; American Standard Version, World English Bible and Young's translation are totally different renderings. That would also apply to most of all scripture. Makes you wonder what the most accurate interpretation of scripture is doesn't it? We all have our own personal preferences and belief's.
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    Whom are "They"?

    Daniel 4:25 (KJV) That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. [Emphasis mine] It's interesting to note that "they" are not identified. I have my own opinion whom "they" might be. I'm curious to hear your opinions on whom "they" might be. This chapter is so extremely descriptive and detailed, I find it very curious a pronoun is used to identify whom is to accomplish this task?
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    Did You Ever Think?

    Hi Marilyn, You maybe very correct. Pertaining to Jacob and Esau I find these contrasts and differences interesting, as compared to today and what typically genetically occurs. Twins, as the name implies, means they share commonalities and genetic makeup normally. So by definition, something was strangely abnormal between these two twins. I find it interesting this occurs in the line of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Jacob being Israel.
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    Image of the beast question?

    Revelation 20:15 (KJV) And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. The Lake of Fire is the ultimate eternal destination of those whom reject the Lord after the millennium at the Great White Throne Judgment. I suspect currently there's a holding place (Hell - Hades) that's a temporary prison until judgment day. As I have commented elsewhere and as have others; it's plausible this "Image of the Beast" is a computerized robotic creation with AI. The technology and creation of such a thing is here and already shown (Sophia). Can demon(s) posses anything other than human flesh? They certainly can possess animals, why not artificial intelligence with a body and thinking mind. Should that turn out to be the case, they will also be cast into the LOF. At any rate, evil can be programmed into any computer, or a reasoning, thinking, calculating, learning AI could develop it on its own I would think? We're living in interesting times, witnessing how all these things are shaping up and how the stages are being set.
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    What Paul Says

    They have... It just takes time at the speed of light to reach a Galaxy Far Far Away. Based on your location, you didn't expect priority 3 day delivery or overnight did you? 😆
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    What Paul Says

    Me too! Especially from my wife whom I label a Feminazi 🤣
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    What Paul Says

    I'll give you my perspective and it's not meant to offend. The trinity and heavenly host is always referred to in the masculine sense. In the beginning, Adam was created by God by material mold from the dust of the Earth, created in God's image, and given the breath of life. Eve not so. Eve was deceived by Satan and ate of "the tree of knowledge of good and evil", Adam was not deceived and knew fully well what he was doing. We're not told why, but I have my own speculations. The Lord appointed a hierarchy and submission; women over children, men over women, and Christ over man. There's a long time phrase that today is offensive, "women should be seen and not heard". Man was appointed head over the family (head of household), and Christ over the family, which still is applicable in today's modern society. Christ's church is a family of believers. Men are to be held responsible and accountable for there decisions, families needs and protection. Jesus didn't select any woman as apostles for a reason. Free from the law: Are the "ten commandments" null and void today? What about tithing, etc.? When Christ died on the Cross the vail rent, meaning we now have direct access to the throne of God and are covered by the blood of the Lamb. Animal sacrifice and the associated rituals are done away with.
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    Those Days Will Be Shortened

    Just something for consideration and it's a little complex. We know the day count is set in concrete and will not be changed, seven Jewish years of 360 days for the tribulation, agreed? If those days were not shortened, is it possible the 24 hour day count could be shortened by 1/3? Revelation 8:12 (KJV) And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise. This is a reduction of eight (8) hours of daily. It's a very long boring detailed explanation, but it all boils down to; what if the Antichrist tinkers with the "time" and seasons, to synchronize with the new day / night cycles. The reasons would be beneficial for his goals and in all the confusion, everyone would be on the same page (clock). I've always held on to the traditional view, that if the tribulation lasted more than seven years it would wipe out all flesh. But it's well known and established in the O.T. the length of the 'time of Jacob's trouble', 'Daniel's 70th week and the tribulation time period. Why would Jesus mention "if the days were not shortened"? It would seem something extraordinary is going to occur, not to mention all the supernatural events taking place. That's just something I ran across that seems to be plausible and possible to consider, tinkering with time and the 24 hour day due to the changing of the climate and day / night cycles?
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    Did You Ever Think?

    About some of the things in the Bible? For instance; Adam & Eve's sin was eating from the "tree of knowledge of good and evil", you know the story. Ever wonder why they immediately sewn themselves coverings for their reproductive parts to hide them? Why the Lord cursed Eve (and descendants) with the pain of child bearing (a form of sexual punishment). Child bearing was never meant to be painful according to the way I understand it. Is there more going on? I suspect Cain and Able were twins, and that could explain a lot about some things I'm not going to speculate on, but let's move to Jacob and Esau. There's no doubt Jacob and Esau were twins. In every case I've ever heard of, twins share much of the same DNA and genetics. Rare exceptions occur in this age and it's called "twinning". Based on scripture, Esau appears to be the polar opposite of Jacob in appearance and attributes; red hair and perhaps the appearance of an animal based on the description. Isaac was no dummy but lost most of his sight, but evidently not his other senses. Think about it, Sarah wrapped a goats skin around Esau's arm to fool Issac and it worked. Have you ever seen a goat and petted and felt one? I would suspect Esau's appearance was more animal like than human. How can 'twins' be so completely different physically, emotionally and spiritually? Just a couple of things I've thought about that raised some questions in my mind?
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    Are we born into sin?

    Just my simple thoughts... Yes, we are born into sin, we have an inherent sin nature. At some point we all 'learn' right from wrong, and there's an age of accountability; possibly that age is different for each individual. We all have the imperfection of the lusts of our flesh, and the wiles and temptations of the princes and powers of this Earth. Our parents are sinners, so we are born out of sin, and will grow into it ourselves.
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    The Armour of God

    You know what's 'shocking'? I've seen a couple of polls taken of evangelical Christians, that 60% of them don't believe in a literal devil (Satan). They think it's an allegory, metaphor or parable for evil in this world. Anyone here in this 60% group?