Medieval book of psalms unearthed
First millennium manuscript, open to Psalm 83, found in Irish mud
Tuesday, July 25, 2006; Posted: 6:28 p.m. EDT (22:28 GMT)
The ancient book was found by a construction worker, who was removing peat with a backhoe.
Ireland (AP) -- Irish archaeologists Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms by a construction worker while driving the shovel of his backhoe into a bog.
The approximately 20-page book has been dated to the years 800-1000. Trinity College manuscripts expert Bernard Meehan said it was the first discovery of an Irish early medieval document in two centuries.
"This is really a miracle find," said Pat Wallace, director of the National Museum of Ireland, which has the book stored in refrigeration. Researchers will conduct years of painstaking analysis before putting the book on public display.
"There's two sets of odds that make this discovery really way out," Wallace said. "First of all, it's unlikely that something this fragile could survive buried in a bog at all, and then for it to be unearthed and spotted before it was destroyed is incalculably more amazing."
He said an engineer was digging up bogland last week to create commercial potting soil somewhere in Ireland's midlands when "just beyond the bucket of his bulldozer, he spotted something." Wallace would not specify where the book was found because a team of archaeologists is still exploring the site.
"The owner of the bog has had dealings with us in past and is very much in favor of archaeological discovery and reporting it," Wallace said.
Crucially, he said, the bog owner covered up the book with damp soil. Had it been left exposed overnight, he said, "it could have dried out and just vanished, blown away."
THE BOOK WAS FOUND OPEN TO A PAGE DESCRIBING, IN LATIN SCRIPT, PSALM 83, IN WHICH GOD HEARS COMPLAINTS OF OTHER NATIONS' ATTEMPTS TO WIPE OUT THE NAME OF ISRAEL.
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1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
and you will find out the true Israel is actually the United States. And I do believe that the world's agenda is to wipe this country off the face of the map.
No, the true Israel is not the United States and yes there are countries that are out to destroy Israel.
Care to comment about the find or do you want to just attack me?
It seems to me that the whole "situation" was well planned. For whatever that means, I guess we will have to wait and see how this developes...KIM
A song. A melody of A´saph.
1 O God, let there be no silence on your part;
Do not keep speechless, and do not stay quiet, O Divine One.
2 For, look! your very enemies are in an uproar;
And the very ones intensely hating you have raised [their] head.
3 Against your people they cunningly carry on their confidential talk;
And they conspire against your concealed ones.
4 They have said: "Come and let us efface them from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.)
5 For with the heart they have unitedly exchanged counsel;
Against you they proceeded to conclude even a covenant,
6 The tents of E´dom and the Ish´ma·el·ites, Mo´ab and the Hag´rites,
7 Ge´bal and Am´mon and Am´a·lek,
Phi·lis´ti·a together with the inhabitants of Tyre.
8 Also, As·syr´i·a itself has become joined with them;
They have become an arm to the sons of Lot. Se´lah.
9 Do to them as to Mid´i·an, as to Sis´e·ra,
As to Ja´bin at the torrent valley of Ki´shon.
10 They were annihilated at En-dor;
They became manure for the ground.
11 As for their nobles, make these like O´reb and like Ze´eb,
And like Ze´bah and like Zal·mun´na all their dukes,
12 Who have said: "Let us take possession of the abiding places of God for ourselves.)
13 O my God, make them like a thistle whirl,
Like stubble before a wind.
14 Like a fire that burns up the forest
And like a flame that scorches the mountains,
15 In just that way may you pursue them with your tempest
And may you disturb them with your own storm wind.
16 Fill their faces with dishonor,
That people may search for your name, O Jehovah.
17 O may they be ashamed and be disturbed for all times,
And may they become abashed and perish;
18 That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah,
You alone are the Most High over all the earth.
you are a whack job. I wasn't attacking anyone with my comment. I was simply stating a fact based on the historical lineage of the 12 tribes of Israel.
If that isn't an attack I don't know what is.
Craig, please explain to me how the Unites States is the 12 tribes of Israel.
This should be really good. Raises eyebrows.
Actually, The British (ancient Hebrew, meaning Covenant Man) and U.S. are Israelite nations (descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob). For more see Yair Davidy's book, "The Tribes." Britain was settled by the Angles and Jutes who were related to the Saxons (Isaac's Sons) In other words, the Covenant Man was/were the nations signified as Ephraim, and Mannassah (sons of Israel's son Joseph) who inherited the first born's place by Reuben's bedding of his stepmother, Israel's wife. Reuben is often noted as the French (Gauls). Many other western European nations are also descendants of these ancient Israelites, traveling across Europe over the centuries to the lands God promised them in the Bible.
Cecil, I am not tryng to berate you,m but educate you. Again, don't take my word for it, for more info read, "The Tribes."
Some supporting documents can be found here: http://www.infowars.com/images2/ps/pastor_fema_docs.pdf
A LITTLE PREVIEW OF THE VERY NEAR FUTURE
FEMA Plan To Use Pastors as Pacifiers in Preparation For Martial Law
Nationwide initiative trains volunteers to teach congregations to "obey the government" during seizure of guns, property, forced inoculations and forced relocation
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | May 24 2006
A Pastor has come forward to blow the whistle on a nationwide FEMA program which is training Pastors and other religious representatives to become secret police enforcers who teach their congregations to "obey the government" in preparation for a declaration of martial law, property and firearm seizures, and forced relocation.
In March of this year the Pastor, who we shall refer to as Pastor Revere, was invited to attend a meeting of his local FEMA chapter which circulated around preparedness for a potential bio-terrorist attack, any natural disaster or a nationally declared emergency.
The FEMA directors told the Pastors that attended that it was their job to help implement FEMA and Homeland Security directives in anticipation of any of these eventualities. The first directive was for Pastors to preach to their congregations Romans 13, the often taken out of context bible passage that was used by Hitler to hoodwink Christians into supporting him, in order to teach them to "obey the government" when martial law is declared.
It was related to the Pastors that quarantines, martial law and forced relocation were a problem for state authorities when enforcing federal mandates due to the "cowboy mentality" of citizens standing up for their property and second amendment rights as well as farmers defending their crops and livestock from seizure. It was stressed that the Pastors needed to preach subservience to the authorities ahead of time in preparation for the round-ups and to make it clear to the congregation that "this is for their own good."
We have received confirmation from other preachers and Pastors that this program is a nationwide initiative and a literal Soviet model whereby the churches are being systematically infiltrated by government volunteers and used as conduits for martial law training and conditioning. The Pastor was told that over 1,300 counties were already on board.
It falls under the umbrella of the NVOAD program which is training volunteers in a "Peer to Peer" program in a neighborhood setting.
Pastors were told that the would be backed up by law enforcement in controlling uncooperative individuals and that they would even lead SWAT teams in attempting to quell resistance.
"We get the picture that we're going to be standing at the end of some farmer's lane while he's standing there with his double barrel, saying we have to confiscate your cows, your chickens, your firearms," said Pastor Revere.
The Pastor elaborated on how the directives were being smoke screened by an Orwellian alteration of their names.
"They're not using the term 'quarantine' - this is the term they're going to be using - it's called 'social distancing' don't you like that one," said the Pastor.
He also highlighted how detention camps had been renamed to give them a friendly warm veneer.
"Three months ago it was quarantine and relocation centers and now it's 'community centers' and these are going to be activated at the local schools," he said.
Pastor Revere outlined the plan to carry out mass vaccination and enforced drugging programs in times of crisis such as a bird flu outbreak.
"In the event of an outbreak or a bio-terrorist attack, there'd be a mass vaccination...they have a program nationwide 'Pills in People's Palm In 48 Hours'," said the Pastor who was told that Walmart had been designated as the central outlet of this procedure.
Pastor Revere said that many attendees believed in the necessity of the program and were completely unaware to the motivations behind its true purpose and were offered incentives to become volunteers such as preferential treatment and first access for themselves and their families to vaccines and food shipments in times of emergency.
Which roads to close off after martial law was declared had also already been mapped out.
Alex Jones' 2001 documentary film 9/11: The Road to Tyranny featured footage from a FEMA symposium given to firefighters and other emergency personnel in Kansas City in which it was stated that the founding fathers, Christians and homeschoolers were terrorists and should be treated with the utmost suspicion and brutality in times of national emergency.
We have highlighted previous training manuals issues by state and federal government bodies which identify whole swathes of the population as potential terrorists. A Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Law Enforcement pamphlet gives the public characteristics to identify terrorists that include buying baby formula, beer, wearing Levi jeans, carrying identifying documents like a drivers license and traveling with women or children.
A Virginia training manual used to help state employees recognize terrorists lists anti-government and property rights activists as terrorists and includes binoculars, video cameras, pads and notebooks in a compendium of terrorist tools.
Shortly after 9/11 a Phoenix FBI manual that was disseminated amongst federal employees at the end of the Clinton term caused waves on the Internet after it was revealed that potential terrorists included, "defenders of the US Constitution against federal government and the UN, " and individuals who "make numerous references to the US Constitution." Lawyers everywhere cowered in fear at being shipped off to Gitmo.
In December 2003 the FBI warned Americans nationwide to be on the lookout for people reading Almanacs as this could indicate an act of terrorism in planning. Almanacs are popular glove box inventory of any vehicle and this ludicrous fearmongering was met with a raucous response from satirists and news commentators.
In another twilight zone Nazi-like spectacle, Pastors were asked to make a pledge or an affirmation during the meeting to fulfil the roles ascribed to them by FEMA. They were given assurances that they would be covered by full compensation in the event of resisters injuring them during property seizures and round-ups.
The Pastor said that his county had already succumbed to a tattle-tale like mentality where neighbors were reporting neighbors to the authorities for things like having chickens in their back yard. The brown shirt precedent has been set whereby people immediately turn to the authorities in fealty whenever their paranoid suspicions, fueled by zealous government and media fearmongering, are heightened.
Pastor Revere said the completion of the first stage of the program was slated for August 31st. At this point all the counties within the United States would be networked as part of the so-called disaster relief program.