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JumpingJack
1557.  Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:00 am Reply with quote

Q.How many times is Lucifer mentioned in the Bible?

 
JumpingJack
1558.  Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:02 am Reply with quote

A. Once.

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How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
ISAIAH 14:12


s:http://bible.gospelcom.net

 
Jenny
1563.  Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:53 pm Reply with quote

OK I'm going to bite on this one - the devil actually appears as a character only in one incident in the NT - the temptation of Jesus after his sojourn in the wilderness (though the story is told in all four gospels). All other mentions either use the plural form and speak of people sacrificing to or being possessed by 'devils' or use the indefinite article when speaking of a man possessed by 'a devil', and describe Beelzebub as 'the prince of the devils'. However, Jesus uses the term 'the devil' in the parable of the wheat and the tares, and also describes 'the devil and his angels' waiting for those who don't feed the hungry, clothe the naked etc, and of having 'wiles' and 'snares' to tempt people. He is also described in Revelations as the 'adversary'. 'The devil' is mentioned as putting the thought into the mind of Judas Iscariot to betray Christ - which is theologically interesting, because without the betrayal and crucifixion Christ would not have fulfilled the prophecies and risen from the dead.

Satan is mentioned many times though, and only as a proper noun.

Source for this is the Gutenberg e-text version of the King James Bible.

 
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Beelzebub means "Lord of the Flies"

One website I looked at.


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Contrary to popular belief, Beelzebub does not mean "Lord of the Flies"

Another website I looked at.

 
Jenny
1683.  Wed Nov 19, 2003 8:26 pm Reply with quote

Well each of those stands a 50% chance of being right, I'd say.

 
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King Hezikiah of Israel built a tunnel to bring water into the city of Jerusalem which helped Judah fend off the siege of the city by the Assyrians in 701 B.C. It is now called the Siloam Tunnel, and is one of the oldest human structures still in use today. In Sept. 2003, it became the first structure mentioned in the Bible (II Chronicles 32: 3, 4 and II Kings 20:20) to be confirmed conclusively by archaeologists. The tunnel has been dated by the carbon-14 method to 700 B. C., using organic material in the plaster used to construct it.

Uncorroborated statement from a general interest website

 
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Jenny
1921.  Sat Nov 22, 2003 4:46 pm Reply with quote

Regarding the pillows, or 'magic bands', and armholes thing - don't orthodox Jews strap some kind of band (can't remember what it is called) to their arms with bits of the Torah in it? I wonder if it's a mistranslation for that, and if women weren't allowed to wear them - another instance of 'woe' being to women who dared to do things reserved for men.

 
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