Anonymous hacks the Bilderbergmeetings

The Bilderberg meetings website that is the location where the rich and powerful come together every year and “discuss” things.  Not sure really what is discussed but i bet its not really to the benefit of society.

The hacker group Anonymous hacked the Bilderberg Meetings official website and left the following message:

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=== Message to the People ===
SInCe the Advent of Time, huMans have long forgotten to love and CaRe for eaCh other.
In TheiR egoist, selfish driven minds, a coUpLe of people have managed to get the Power and abuse it against the weakz.
HiStorY is repEating Itself.
TheRe is no EqualiTy between humans on world scale and So called HumAN Rights ArE nothiNg more than an Illusion.
The Globalization and World order system is faVorinG this unbearable situation, at least it IS for huMans-caRers.
whatS going On today: weak PeoPles suffer, die or livE in poVerty to serve upper interestS.
EmPoweRed ElitE plays the world BIG Guys.
This World order is conduCted by grouPs which are composed of WeALthy 1% uber-Elite and CorrUpted empowered Politicians.
DoNt follOw theIr proPagaNda sayIng this situation Is not TruE or Paranoia-driven.
post cold-war LiberaL capitalism has managed tO wideSpreAd *IDEA* that $$$ equals hapiness and should be a lifegoal for the 99%. An egoist goal.
ThIs system also sEttleD durably dOminance of ThesE groups.
they told Us “yOu GoT To worK hard!” TheY don’t. Inheriting powerS from their Parents and these groups of “FriEnds”.
ThEre Is no suCces sTories sorry: would TOp100 richEst persons alive still been riCh if thEy were born in Africa from poor pArents, No.
ThEse whole grouPs and iNterests are driVen by tHe evil idea that some HuMans (them) are superiorS to others (you).
ThE CurRent sysTem will keep them in place, in good positions and for a good amoUnT of Time.
YOuR CHildrEN stand NO CHANCE aGainst theirs. whatEver schools you put theM in.

NoW() is the time you need to think
NoW() is the time we nEed to put an end to this altogether
As you mAy havE guessEd thIs fight is INequal
PoWeR is in the hand of ThesE groupS
But not All hope is lost
We, the free people, wiLl fIght for You without even asking
But we need mOre than this: we beg you supPort
WiThoUt you, the public, We cAnT do nothing
LiSten to yoUr heart, see the situation and do what you shoUld
YoU *CAN* makE the world a better place

=== Message to the WealthY Elitico-Political 1% RIChEst dominant pricks ===
WoRDs are not enOugh To TeLl you how much we dispiTe you and your dominant behAvior
No HumAns stanD above otheRs and you WIll have to learn IT
Dear Bilderberg mEmBers, From NoW(), each OnE of you have 1 year (365 days) to truly work in faVor of HumaNs and not youR private interests
Each TopIc you disCuss or work you achieve thRough YoUr uber privAte meetinGs should from now benefit WORlD population and not X or Y groUp of people
OtHerWIse, we will FinD you and we Will hAck you
MiNd the cuRrent situation: We conTrol your expensive connected cars, we control your connecteD house security devices, we control your daughter laptop, we control your wife’s mobile,
we tape YoUR seCret meetings, we reAD your emaiLs, we control your faVoriTe eScort girl smartWatch, we ARe inside your beLoved banks and we Are reading YoUr assets
You wont be safe anywhere near electricty anyMore
We WiLL watch yOu, from NoW on you got to WoRk for Us, Humanity, the People

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CheErs to PhineAs Fisher, you Re one of the GreatEst hUmaN alive

Ron Paul disclose how the Federal Reserve ruined the dollar

Congressman Ron Paul explains how the federal reserve have systematically destroyed the dollar and have manipulated the economy. With the failure of the fed over the past couple of years more and more people are listening to what Ron Paul is saying and realising he is making way more sense than how things are currently being done. One of the surprising and enlightening things about Congressman Ron Paul is that he have been saying these exact things since he first started his political career. On 26 August1988 he did a interview that sounds very similar to the one he had on Freedom watch on the 21st December 2010. That is over twenty years ago and he is still saying the same things, Ron Paul has to be the most consistent politician of our time.

Ron Paul Uncovers the Federal Reserve on Freedom Watch 12/21/10

 

 

Ron Paul on the Federal Reserve and Government Deficit Spending

 

 

Ron Paul on Fed's future,monetary policy and Wikileaks

Ron Paul was appointed to the House subcommittee on Monetary Policy. Ron Paul has always been a bit of a loner in the Republican party, many thought his policy beliefs are a bit out there, he even received the nick name Dr. No for continually voting no to the things everyone else seemed to vote yes for. Ron also wrote a book End the Fed, is a strong believer in the constitution and that the government have too much power. So it came as a bit of a surprise that he have been selected to bee on the committee that is there to regulate the Fed.

CNN did a interview with Ron Paul but even before the interview started they tried to discredit him by getting former vice chairmen of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System who states that Ron Paul’s theories are ‘worrying’. Ron Paul was interrupted numerous times during the interview – especially when the anchor, Suzanne Malveaux, did not get the answer she hoped for.  When Suzanne started asking about Wikileaks Ron Paul clearly becomes frustrated with her constant interruptions and sudden change of topic.

During the interview Ron Paul states that the Federal reserve will end itself long before he would ever be able to end it. There was also the topic of Wikileaks about how it put the economy and jobs ‘in danger’ Ron Paul replies that it’s just a excuse to turn of the internet.

Ron Paul : This Is A Deliberate Attempt To Close Down The Internet!

This is not the first time CNN have gone into a interview determined to make the person look bad. One of those examples are Julian Assange who would not stand for it and walked out during the interview refusing to answer their line of questioning.

Here is another interview by CNBC’s anchor Maria Bartiromo with Ron Paul, this is how interview should be held. She only gives necessary information ask straight forward questions and give Ron time to answer. During the interview Ron gives a clear image of what is wrong with the currency and that to bring in competing currency will end the Feds control on the economy.

Ron Paul: End the Fed by Allowing Competing Currencies

 

 

Brazil approves $178million budget for promoting “Schools Without Homophobia”

Brazil approved a $178 million budget to promote homosexual lifestyle and to fight “homophobia”. The program dubbed “Brazil without homophobia” will cypher the money to homosexual organization in order to promote the program.

The money will also be used to initiate the “Homophobia law” that makes it illegal to speak against homosexuals in the country. It does not end there. Brazil will use the money to promote “schools without homophobia” program that tries to teach children that homophobia is normal and should be accepted.

Many Brazil organizations and family groups have condemned the programs.

Amazing satellite image of Klyuchevskaya volcano in Russia erupting

Klyuchevskaya Sopka, also konwn as only Klyuchevskaya is a stratovolcano and is the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia. The volcano is a very active volcano and the first eruption recorded was back in 1697.

The volcano is no known for being violent but has killed a few climbers back in 1931 when it erupted.

After being silent for less than a month Klyuchevskaya volcano erupted in November and the ash plumes reached 7.9km above sea level. On December the 4th NASA took this image with the Earth Observing satellite.

Credits:

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen & Robert Simmon, using ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Robert Simmon.

The end of the Haifa fire in Israel, satellite image

NASA took another great satellite image of the forest fire in Haifa, Israel just before the fire was put out. The image was taken using NASA’s Terra satellite with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.

In the image you can see the still active fire areas outlined in red with a thin plume of smoke rising from the area. On December the 5th NASA detected no fire using the same satellite.

The fire burned 5000 hectares, destroyed 74 buildings, killed 42 people.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Holli Riebeek.

 

Ron Paul introduces 'American Traveller Dignity Act' TSA is going too far – Enough is Enough

Here is the speech that Congressman Ron Paul gave in congress to introduce his latest legislature, this time though it was not the fed he was taking on but the TSA. Ron Paul put the whole Act into simple terms and the whole thing is just one paragraph:

Congressman Paul’s “American Traveller Dignity Act” (H.R. 6416)

No law of the United States shall be construed to confer any immunity for a Federal employee or agency or any individual or entity that receives Federal funds, who subjects an individual to any physical contact (including contact with any clothing the individual is wearing), x-rays, or millimetre waves, or aids in the creation of or views a representation of any part of a individual’s body covered by clothing as a condition for such individual to be in an airport or to fly in an aircraft. The preceding sentence shall apply even if the individual or the individual’s parent, guardian, or any other individual gives consent.

 Ron Paul to TSA: Enough is Enough!

If Ron Paul’s ‘American Travellers Dignity Act’ was implemented the TSA would have to scrap their whole way of doing security. Most of their techniques are so invasive not even the military is allowed to treat suspected terrorist in their keeping with so little regard. People are being treated like cattle in a line as Ron Paul states in his speech and he is sick of it and the American public should not stand for it. The TSA is not keeping them safe they are keeping them prisoners and removing all their rights as the TSA officials tell the passengers:

In one recent well-publicized case, a TSA official is recorded during an attempted body search saying, “By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights.” I strongly disagree and am sure I am not alone in believing that we Americans should never give up our rights in order to travel. As our Declaration of Independence states, our rights are inalienable. This TSA version of our rights looks more like the “rights” granted in the old Soviet Constitutions, where freedoms were granted to Soviet citizens — right up to the moment the state decided to remove those freedoms.

What they are saying is if a person wants to fly then they have no more rights, so the only solution, it seems, is to boycott flying and show them that people are not that desperate to be ‘safe’. They are not keeping passengers safe they keep them in fear to the extent that they will be willingly molested publicly.  Is that what freedom is? Being forced to let strangers grope you, your wife even your children? Don’t they have any common sense as to detect when a person poses no threat? Looking at the pictures above it seems not – searching a disabled elderly man and a elderly nun! Enough is enough – is the perfect statement to sum up the whole TSA disaster.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Movie Trailer

In 1987 Michael Douglas played Gordon Gekko in Wall Street more than twenty years later he is returning to the role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. This is a bitter-sweet time for Michael Douglas as he just found out he has throat cancer while they made the film. Wall Street seems tailor made just for him. The fact that when Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps was written Michael Douglas played a large role he specified that if he didn’t like it the script he’s not going to be part of the movie and that would not have worked because no one else can be Gordon Gekko.

Gordon Gekko (played by Michael Douglas) has been released from prison to be greeted by no one. He first attempts to warn those in the financial world of the coming economic downturn and eventual stock market crash but no one believes him. During this time he meets his estranged daughter’s , Winnie (played by Carey Mulligan) fiancée Jacob (played by Shia LaBeouf) who promises Gordon that he would help him reunite with his daughter. That’s if he helps Jacob take revenge on a company he believes is responsible for his mentors death. Jocob gets taken in by everything Gordon tells him and is the only one who believes that he is a changed person, to the extend that it’s affecting his relationship with Winnie. Is Jacob right to trust Gordon or is he making the biggest mistake of his life.

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS: Movie Trailer

The plot is very vague and the trailer seems to give away a lot but there is a lot of mystery in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Opening in theaters on 24th September 2010.

For those who need refreshing on the Wall Street 1987 here is the original trailer:

WALL STREET – HQ Trailer ( 1987 )

 

 

Helderberg Nature reserve turns 50

Somerset West, South Africa – Helderberg Nature Reserve is celebrating their 50 year anniversary on 23 Sepetember 2010. That is great news, our nature reserve is now 50 years old, not only that but there is free entrance from 24 September to 3 October 2010 because of the anniversary.

There is a very entertaining program following the anniversary for the entire family.

During this period there will also be a photographs taken over the years on display, these photographs are of Helderberg Nature reserve and will be featured at the Information Centre.

For the next couple of days there are also various things happening at the Nature reserve such as guided tours, picnic charity drive, teddy bear donation, trial runs and much more.

The best place to contact is the Information Centre 021 851 4060

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Italy

Italy is officially called the Republic of Italy or the Italian Republic of Italy. Italy is a small country located in Europe and part of the European Union. Itally also owns the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea named Sicily and Sardinia.

Italy shares a border with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The entire country of the Vatican City is located within the Italian Peninsula.

Italy covers 301,338 square km. Italy is the sixth most populous country in Europe and twenty third most populated country in the world with 60.4 Million inhabitants.

The capital of Italy is Rome, previously home to the Roman empire. Italy is also the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Italy is a democratic republic and is the eighteenth most developed country in the world. The quality of life is also in the top 10 in the world with a very high standard of living and has a high nominal GDP per capita.

 

Healing power of fruits, vegetables and vitamins

It is inspiring to know that in every aspect of problems in life, there is a solution or a natural remedy. Health problem is no longer a big issue if we just eat and drink the right kind of foods and drinks. As the saying goes health is wealth.

Good health is necessary for all human beings in order to enjoy life forever especially dancing, singing and praising the Almighty God (like Enoch, Elijah, etc.). But because of too many cares in life and influence of modern technologies, we become confused. Manufactured foods and medicines have become very expensive for all of us especially in this time of economic crisis. Oftentimes it is the cost of these medicines and processed foods that use up all our money and savings.

Medicines and foods need not be expensive anymore. Medicinal herbs, fruits, vegetables, seafoods, rootcrops and other natural foods are just at your doorstep. They are found everywhere around you. You can prepare your own medicine and food at home without spending too much.

The medicines in your meals or the foods that fight cancer and other diseases are foods that fight for you when you consume them, because they contain substances that help you safeguard against diseases. Included in this category are antioxidants, beta-carotene, phytochemicals, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Collectively, these disease-preventing components are often called nutraceuticals, from the word "nutrients" and "pharmaceuticals".

Fruits, vegetables, seafoods, rootcrops, unrefined cereals and other natural foods, supply an abundance of nutrients and fiber that are essential for preventing cancer and other diseases. Three or more servings is the minimum amount needed to reduce your risk of developing diseases. Limit consumption of processed and fatty foods, alcoholic and carbonated drinks; avoid salty, sweet, spoiled, moldy rotten foods, smoking, immorality, too much stress and over fatigue, pollution, x-ray and sun radiation, metal and plastic implants, asbestos, pesticides and other toxic chemicals. Live a clean and holy life in accordance with the precepts, laws, teachings and commandments of the Almighty God.

Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals or other nutrients that fight and disarm the harmful effects of damaging atoms (tiny particles) in the body called free radicals. Free radicals are highly charged molecules (tiny particles) that contain unpaired electrons looking for partners. These destructive actions are believed to lead to cancer, heart disease, cataracts and other complications. Free radicals present in cigarette smoke, pesticides, radiation, toxic chemicals, broiled, fried and processed foods, and other unhealthy and unnatural substances simply collide with molecules in the body that have an even number of electrons and steal an electron like a thief. The result is more free radicals are born and the process continues on and on, like a chain reaction. Free radicals are everywhere, and they constantly attack the healthy body cells and tissues, unless something is done to stop them. As people get older, these free radicals accumulate, often leading to cancer, arthritis, heart disease, tumors, diabetes, blindness, ulcers and more. The damage done by free radicals is called "oxidation," the same process that causes metal to rust and our bodies to age. Thus the way to fight the destruction caused by free radicals is with substances that work against ("anti"-"oxidation") that is antioxidants. To visualize how antioxidants work, think about how an apple begins to turn brown after you cut it in half. This is an example of oxidation. To slow the oxidation process, you can coat the cut portion of the fruit with lemon juice which contains vitamin C. When you eat foods rich in antioxidants, you supply your body with the "lemon juice" it needs to fight free-radical damage. Scientists have identified dozens of antioxidants, some of which are more powerful than others. The four antioxidants many experts consider to be the most important and the ones often referred to as ACES are vitamins A (beta-carotene), C (ascorbic acid), E (tocopherol means life giving) and the mineral selenium.

Beta-carotene is the bright orange pigment that colors a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, from carrots to papaya to pumpkins to spinach (although the green chlorophyll dominates the orange in this and many other leafy greens). When you eat foods that contain beta-carotene, your liver converts it into vitamin A. Beta-carotene neutralizes the harmful effects of tobacco smoke, air pollutants, unhealthty foods and other toxins in the environment that can cause cancer and other diseases. It also hinder the development of skin cancer, early stage cervical and upper digestive tract cancer, heart disease and cataracts. Common food sources are apricots, bitter melon, broccoli, cantaloupe(melon), carrots, kale, mango, malunggay, pumpkin, saluyot, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tiesa. Yellow, orange and green leafy vegetables and fruits are rich in beta-carotene.

Vitamin C is sometimes called a "super antioxidant" because it is the most powerful antioxidant found in the body. This powerhouse is the only member of this category that is potent enough to stop the oxidants that start free-radical chain reactions. Vitamin C plays a critical role in reducing the risk of cancer, especially the damaging effects of air pollutants, including secondhand smoke. Common food sources are broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe(melon), calamansi, chico, citrus, duhat, grapes(juice), honeydew, guava, kale, kiwi, oranges, papaya, red and yellow peppers, potatoes, strawberries, pineapple, tomatoes and others.

Vitamin E safeguards all the cells in the body from free radical damage and is particularly protective of vitamins A and C. This antioxidant can protect against cancer as well as cataracts, heart disease, fibrocystic breast disease, leg cramps, stroke and viral infections. Common food sources are sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, almonds, sweet potatoes, cottonseed oil, safflower oil, wheat germ, peanut butter, avocados, mangoes, spinach, apricots and others.

Selenium is a potent anticarcinogen and often works closely with vitamin E in the fight against cancer. Yet selenium alone may also be effective as an anticancer agent by blocking tumors and the spread of cancer and by limiting the damage done by toxins that enter the body. Studies suggest that a too low level of selenium in the bloodstream is associated with a greater prevalence of cancer of the breast, colon, rectum, and other body sites. Common food sources are wheat and rice bran, broccoli, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, garlic, mushrooms, onions, wheat germs, whole-grain flour.

Phytochemicals (phyto means "plants") are food components different from vitamins and minerals that have the potential to enhance health. While they are in the plants, phytochemicals protect the plant cells from toxins. When you eat these plants, the phytochemicals continue to work, but now they are protecting your body cells. Of the hundreds of phytochemicals, researchers have identified one, recognize by name chlorophyll, the pigment that gives green plants their color. Experts believe that it is the combination of elements in a plant that creates its protective or healing power.

Vitamin B. In addition to the antioxidant vitamins and nutrients, there are several vitamins and some minerals that can protect against cancer. The B vitamins (B1-B17) generally work closely together and are used by the body for metabolism, the breakdown and use of carbohydrates, fats and protein for energy. Several of the B vitamins also have a role in strengthening the immune system and thus possess cancer protection abilities. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) works with vitamin B6 and vitamin E to neutralize free radicals. Food sources include peanuts, sunflower seeds, bulgur, chickpeas, navy beans, brown rice, soybeans, wheat germ and whole grain flour. Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) teams up with enzyme glutathione reductase to make another antioxidant, glutathione. Food sources include fortified cereals, breads, broccoli and its sprout, spinach, sweet potatoes and turnip green. Vitamin B3 (niacin/niacinamide) has a key role in metabolism and in maintaining healthy skin, nerves, and mucous membranes. Researchers believe that niacin boosts the cells ability to resist cancers. Food sources are barley, bulgur, brewer’s yeast, beets, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and chicken breast. Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) appears to stimulate immune system cells and is important in the manufacture of red blood cells. Sources are whole grain cereals, nuts, peas, corn, lentils, green leafy vegetables and mushrooms. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is the protein vitamin because it is essential in the manufacture and conversion of protein. Low levels of this vitamin have been associated with a weakened immune system. To prevent this condition, eat bananas, avocados, carrots, lentils, brown rice, soybeans, sunflower seeds and whole grain flour. Vitamin B7(Biotin) is important for a strong immune system. The body manufactures biotin in the intestines and derives it from foods such as soybeans, oatmeal, bananas, rice bran, barley and peanut butter. Vitamin B12 is important in metabolism, in the production of red blood cells, and in maintaining a healthy immune system. Sources are found in cereals, soy products, sea vegetables. Vitamin B17 (Laetrile) is a vitamin substance extracted from apricot pits and other edible plants like cassava, sweet potatoes, parol-parolan, patani beans, soy beans, and tiesa.

Folic acid (also known as folacin and folate) is responsible for maintaining cell DNA and a strong immune system. It also prevent colorectal and cervical cancers by blocking the transformation of normal cells into cancer cells. Excellent sources of folic acid are lentils, black-eyed spinach, chicory, turnip greens, romaine lettuce, avocado, papaya and parsley.

Calcium is believed to help reduce the risk of cancer, especially colon and rectal cancer. Before you reach for the milk and cheese, consider calcium-rich milk and foods that offer the added bonus of other cancer fighting phytochemicals. Soy milk and soybean products, legumes, beans, and calcium-rich vegetables such as broccoli, collards, spinach, seaweeds and seafoods can provide all the calcium your body needs while fighting cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Whole milk and whole-milk products have been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer and heart disease. Small amount of low and nonfat dairy products may be used occasionally but are not considered part of a cancer-prevention diet plan.

Zinc is important for maintaining a healthy immune system. It works with copper to neutralize destructive forms of oxygen and also stabilizes cell membranes against damage from carcinogens. Researchers have found a strong correlation between the level of zinc in the prostate and prostate disease. A healthy prostate contains more zinc than any other organ in the human body, and studies of men who have died of this cancer usually show low levels of zinc. Foods with high amounts of zinc include pumpkin seeds, dried beans, lentils, peas, soy products, wheat and rice bran, molasses, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, whole-grain flour and others.

Fiber or "roughage" a term that doesn’t make it sound appealing, is the part of the vegetable, grain, legume, or fruit that after you eat the food and processed, it is not digested. And there are very good reasons, experts believe, why fiber is not destroyed or absorbed during the digestion process. One is that it allows stool (toxins) to move quickly through the colon, which reduces the amount of carcinogens and fats in the intestines as well as the amount of time they spend there. This rapid transport process is believed to be a key factor in reducing the risk of colon cancer. A high-fiber diet is associated with protection against cancers of the esophagus, mouth, pharynx, stomach and endometrium (lining of the uterus). Fiber also lowers the levels of sex hormones in the body, which prevents or slows the progression of hormone-sensitive cancers such as those of the breast, prostate, and ovaries. There is another anti-cancer property found in vegetable fibers. When vegetable fibers reach the large intestine, fermentation produces a compound called butyrate, which can transform precancerous cells back to normal cells.

The advantage of getting your nutrients in food rather than in supplements is that the food provides a complete form of nutrition while supplement offers an isolated component. When you take a vitamin C supplement you get that vitamin only. But when you eat an orange, you absorb vitamin C as well as all the other phytochemicals, nutraceuticals and fiber it contains—nutrition that nature intended it to be.

Top cancer and other diseases protective foods and drinks are apples, apricots, asparagus, alugbati, atis, avocados, bananas, barley, beans (all varieties), bitter gourd (ampalaya), broccoli and its sprouts, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cantaloupe (melon), carrots, cashew, cauliflower, celery, chico, citrus, calamansi, cassava, collard greens, corn, currants, dandelion greens, durian, eggplants, figs, flaxseed, gabi, garlic, grapefruit, guava, guyabano, jackfruit, kale, kiwi, lemons, lentils, mabolo, makopa, mangoes, malunggay, mushrooms, nuts, oats, olive oil, onions, oranges, papaya, parsley, patani, pasta, peppers, pineapple, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes (labanos), rice (brown), santol, sea vegetables, seeds, siniguwelas, spinach, squash, star-apple, strawberries, tangerines, tea (banaba tea, green tea, guava tea, taheebo tea, pandan tea, sabila (aloe vera), St. Johns Wort tea, violet tea, Yarrow tea, Hawthorne tea, Jason Winters tea, Tofu and other soy foods, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, watermelon, wheat. Wash thoroughly all fruits and vegetables with clean water and vegetable wash detergents if available, then rinse it well.

Apples. Fruit contains anticancer substances known as phenols, which neutralize certain carcinogens, disrupt the transformation of precancerous cells into cancerous ones, and stimulate the body’s production of natural cancer fighters. Apples also contain a soluble fiber called pectin, which is known to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Most of the pectin is in the peel, so it is best to buy organically grown apples, or thoroughly wash conventionally grown apples before eating.

Asparagus. This plant was called the "king of vegetables" by the ancient Romans and Greeks, who used it to treat arthritis, toothache and infertility. Today researchers know it contains the potent antioxidant glutathione, which is helpful in the fight against cancer, cataracts, and heart disease.

Avocados. The avocado is an excellent source of the antioxidant glutathione and a good source of vitamins C and B6. Although high in calories and fat, the fat is the good kind like the mono-unsaturated fat found in olive oil. Include avocados less often in your diet than other fruits, perhaps once or twice a week..

Beans. These powerhouses of nutrition are also versatile in the kitchen. They contain good amounts of protease inhibitors, lignans, phytoestrogens, and fiber. All are potent cancer fighters. Studies show that people who make beans a significant part of their diet are less likely to have breast cancer or to die of pancreatic cancer.

Broccoli sprouts, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. All of the cruciferous vegetables contain the powerful anticancer agents sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol, with broccoli sprouts leading the way in cancer-prevention power. Include at least one vegetable, preferably two, from this group every day, and make one of them broccoli sprouts.

Cantaloupe (Melon). Just one-half cantaloupe contains 186 percent of the RDA (Required Daily Allowance) for vitamin C and nearly 90 percent for vitamin A. Two powerful antioxidants that help fight cancer. Eat it often when it is in season.

Carrots. One medium carrot has more than 200 percent of the RDA of vitamin A, an antioxidant that is known to fight cancers of the esophagus, bladder, larynx, lung, prostate, cervix, neck, head and stomach. Carrots also contain the cancer fighters p-coumaric acid and chloregenic acid (also in strawberries) and the powerful antioxidant lycopene, found in abundance in tomatoes.

Celery. Many people think of celery as a boring diet food, yet it contains several powerful anticancer agents, such as phthalides and polyacetylenes. These substances render carcinogens harmless, before they have the opportunity to cause damage. Studies suggest celery is particularly effective against stomach cancer.

Coconuts. Virgin Coconut Oil. Coconut water.

As a "functional food," coconut oil is now being recognized by the medical community as a powerful tool against immune diseases. Several studies have been done on its effectiveness, and much research is currently being done on the incredible nutritional value of pure coconut oil. Please browse the links page to read about these studies. To add pure virgin coconut oil to your diet, you can purchase the Tropical Traditions brand made in the Philippines.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is the healthiest, most versatile unprocessed dietary oil in the world. Our Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is made from organically grown coconuts and is an excellent cooking oil. It contains Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which the body metabolizes quickly, converting the fats to energy rather than storing them as fat. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is a stable, healthy saturated fat that does NOT elevate "bad" (LDL) cholesterol.

Garden of Life® Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is rich in lauric-acid (50-55% capric and caprylic acid.) These are super fatty acids with strong anti-microbial properties. We think it is simply the best tasting, most aromatic coconut oil on the planet!

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been used as a cooking oil for thousands of years, and is still a staple in the diets of many people living in tropical areas today. It was once popular here in the United States as well, until shortages of imported oils during WW II created the need to promote local oils like soybean and corn oil. Soon, polyunsaturated fats became the norm in this country; and with it came a rise in obesity, higher cholesterol levels, and degenerative diseases related to aging.

Coconut oil has been shown to reduce the symptoms of digestive disorders, support overall immune functions, and to help prevent bacterial, viral and fungal infections. People who consistently use coconut oil, report changes in their ability to go without eating for several hours without experiencing the effects of hypoglycemia.

Good Fat vs Bad Fat

Research done in the 1950s concluded that all fat was bad. And still today many people equate fat with weight gain, clogged arteries, high blood pressure, etc. However, certain fats actually help to prevent those conditions and are essential to good health. Early researchers failed to distinguish between saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. They assumed at the time, that all fats (including coconut oil) were unhealthy because they raised serum cholesterol levels. But, in revisiting those studies, researchers found that hydrogenated (refined) coconut oil had been used. All hydrogenated oils produce higher serum cholesterol levels, and contribute to greater oxidation and free radicals in the body. In fact, further research has shown that excess amounts of trans-fatty acids (found in hydrogenated vegetable oils) increase the risk of degenerative diseases and other age-related maladies.

Studies have shown that the amount of unsaturated oil in the diet strongly affects the rate at which wrinkled skin develops. Taken internally and used topically, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is effective at slowing down that process.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil has tremendous antiviral properties. Lauric Acid makes up 50 to 55 percent of the medium-chain fatty acids in Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. In the body lauric acid converts into monolaurin, a compound which is adept at fighting viral pathogens, and is also present in large quantities in breast milk, where it protects infants from viral,bacterial and parasitic infections.

Coconut Water-Coconut Juice (Buko Juice)

This Coconut Juice is actually the coconut water from young coconuts. It is very alkalinizing to the body because it is high in Potassium and contains other alkalinizing minerals like Calcium and Magnesium. This delicious juice is called Buko Juice in the Philippines and is excellent for replacing electrolytes or rejuvenating the body on a hot summers day. Try it out on your children for their school lunches or with a mid afternoon snack. Or take it with you on those long bike rides. Enjoy a cold one after a run or mowing the lawn.

Coconut Water is very similar in pH to the blood. And very similar to cell salts. When the system is under stress, when a person is bed ridden or very sick, the water from young coconuts is one of the only things that can "revive them" and help them recover. When someone is extremely acidic in body pH, when they are bed ridden and not doing very well etc. The water from young coconuts can play a key role in their recovery.

During World War II, when IV solution was scarse, they used the water from young coconuts as IV solution!! In asian countries, where coconuts abound it is this very same water that is considered one of the most healthy drinks available.

Buko juice also contain special molecules called Cytokinins. Cytokinins are protective factors to the cells as they undergo cell mitosis (cell division). As cells replicate the DNA is constantly being copied. without cytokinins there is on occasions mistranslating of the DNA molecules, however, with cytokinins present the DNA is replicated perfectly everytime. Cytokinins are the subject of current research. As a matter of fact, these molecules have just begun to catch the eye or researchers, but it looks like they may play a key role in fighting sickness and disease and in helping with longevity. There are a few sources where cytokinins are quite high. Not surprising, the juice from young coconuts is one of the best sources of cytokinins!

Eggplants. This vegetable come in several varieties, most commonly purple and white. Eggplant contains significant amounts of terpenes and other cancer-fighting phytochemicals and is a low-fat, low-calorie addition to any diet.

Garlic and Onions. Chemicals called allylic sulfides, present in significant amounts in garlic and onions, are believed to stimulate enzymes in the body that neutralize cancer-causing substances. Garlic contains more than thirty substances known to help fight cancer, including ajoene, quercetin, and diallyl sulfide. Studies of both people and animals show that eating garlic and onions lowers the rates of breast, colon, stomach and esophageal cancers. Onions contain about 150 phytochemicals, and researchers have discovered that the phytochemicals consisting of sulfur compounds have antioxidant powers and appear to reverse some of the cancer-causing cell damage performed by free radicals. Yellow and red onions contain high amounts of quercetin, which defuses cancer-causing agents and enzymes that stimulate cancer growth, especially stomach cancer. For optimal cancer protection, include one-half onion and three cloves of garlic to your diet per day.

Grapes. Like strawberries, grapes contain ellagic acid, a powerful inhibitor of cancer cell growth. The antioxidant quercetin is found in red grapes, and extracts of concord grapes retard tumor growth in animals. European grapes (Thompson) have higher levels of vitamin C and fiber than their American cousins. The peel of the fruit is good for morbid cancer. Recently, a bioflavonoid extracted from grape seeds was discovered to pack a more superior antioxidant punch known as procyanidolic oligomers or PCO. Scientists discovered that PCO is 50 times more powerful than vitamin E and 20 times more effective than vitamin C.

Guava, Mango, and Papaya. All three of these tropical fruits are excellent sources of the cancer-fighting antioxidant vitamin C: guava, 275 percent; mango, 90 percent; papaya, 317 percent. For cancer-fighting fiber in the form of pectin, guava has the greatest amount, with mangoes and papayas not far behind. Studies show a 50 percent reduction in the rate of colon cancer among animals fed with pectin. Include all of these tropical fruits in your menu plan when they are in season.

Lentils. A single serving of this legume contains 86 percent for folic acid, an important anticancer vitamin. Other cancer-fighting substances in lentils are phytates, which help hinder the development of cancer; and fiber, which protects against colon, rectal, pancreatic, prostate and breast cancer.

Mushrooms. The medicinal value of mushrooms is found not in the button variety, but in the more exotic reishi, shiitake, and maitake. These mushrooms stimulate the T cells in the immune systems, which appear to have effective cancer-fighting abilities. Shiitake contain a powerful antitumor agent called lentinan, while an anticancer agent called beta-glucan has been found in maitake. They can be purchased either fresh or dried for addition to casseroles, soups, stews, stir-fries, and salads.

Nuts. Nuts are good source of fiber, magnesium, and protease inhibitors, the latter of which disrupt the activity of enzymes that stimulate cancer growth. Different nuts possess different anti-cancer abilities. For example, Brazil nuts are rich in selenium. Oleic acid and ellagic acid, which may protect against cancer, are in walnuts. The cancer-preventive mineral magnesium is found in almonds, filberts, hickory nuts, and cashews. All nuts except chestnuts are high in fat, so use them sparingly as a substitute for meat, poultry, dairy, and other fatty foods. Nuts contain high levels of the amino acid arginine, people with herpes should avoid nuts.

Oats. Known for their ability to lower cholesterol, whole oats and oat bran are important in preventing cancer. Both contain phytates, substances that may disrupt cancer development by disengaging the hormones that encourage tumor growth.

Oranges and Other Citrus Fruits. When it comes to cancer-fighting power, oranges are near the top of the list. They contain every type of natural anticancer substance scientists have discovered to date. Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, and limes contain more than fifty substances that fight cancer, including anti-oxidants, flavonoids, terpenes, limonoids and carotenoids. Monoterpenes, for example, remove carcinogens (such as those from air pollution, food, or smoke) from cells to prevent them from becoming cancerous.

Citrus fruits are also excellent sources of vitamin C. Just one orange or grapefruit supplies more than 100 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of this cancer-fighting vitamin. While studying the protective effects of vitamin C against cancer, researchers made an interesting discovery: 3 ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice per day are more effective than a supplement containing 1,000 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C, even though the juice contains only 40 milligrams of the vitamin. Additional studies were done with the same result. Clearly, oranges contain other fighting phytochemicals, and they all work together to produce the beneficial effect. If you want to significantly reduce your risk of developing pancreatic cancer, eat a grapefruit every day.

Pasta. Pasta’s anticancer power lies in its fiber content. If you eat the whole-wheat varieties, you’ll get the maximum effect. Whole-grain versions have more than double the fiber of other pastas. When served with tomato sauce and/or vegetables, beans, or legumes, you have a delicious, cancer-fighting meal. Enjoy it several times a week.

Peppers. Both hot chili peppers and sweet peppers are high in anti-oxidants; in fact, one chili pepper has 200 percent of the RDA for vitamin C and 100 percent for beta-carotene. Sweet green peppers also contain the anticancer agents p-coumaric acid and chloregenic acid (as do strawberries), and sweet red peppers contain lycopene, the potent cancer fighter found in tomatoes.

Potatoes. White potatoes and sweet potatoes are both good sources of the antioxidant vitamin C, while sweet potatoes have an exceptional amount of vitamin A. Potatoes also contain the anticancer agents polyphenols and protease inhibitors, which help prevent the development of cancerous cells. Include these tubers daily, in your diet if possible.

Rice. Brown rice is the anticancer favorite when compare to white rice. One-half cup of brown rice contains 67 percent of the RDA for thiamine. Low levels of thiamine have been linked with an increased risk of prostate cancer. Rice also is a source of protease inhibitors and fiber.

Sea vegetables. Fuciodan is the name of the anticancer ingredient in sea vegetables (or seaweeds) that helps prevent the development of cancer and slows the rate of the disease if it is already present. Sea vegetables such as kelp, nori, sea lettuce, dulse and Irish moss can be added to stews, soups and casseroles or rolled around rice to create nori rolls.

Seeds. Seeds are the single most important food source for humans. More than 60 percent of the protein consumed in the world comes from seeds. These foods contain protease inhibitors, which help to hinder cancer growth and also act as antioxidants. Sesame seed, for example, contains sesamin, an antioxidant that helps counteract cancer processes in the body. Pumpkin seeds contain high amounts of zinc and are used to guard against and treat prostate cancer. Because of their high caloric and fat content, use seeds as a condiment, sprinkled on cereal, casseroles, or salads or as an occasional light snack.

Soybean-based Foods. A diet rich in soybeans and soy-based foods (tempeh, tofu, textured vegetable protein, miso, soy milk, and meat and dairy analogues) appears to offer protection against cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Spinach. This leafy green vegetable is rich in folic acid, a potent anticancer vitamin.

Strawberries. This berry contains several cancer-fighting substances. High on the list is vitamin C: one cup of strawberries has 141 percent of the RDA for this vitamin, which helps the components of the immune system destroy cancerous growths. A high level of ellagic acid, a proven cancer-fighter, is also found in this fruit. Two other substances in strawberries, p-coumaric acid and chloregenic acid, help reduce the risk of cancer by attaching themselves to cancer-causing nitric oxides from certain foods and flushing them out of the body. Finally, the fiber in strawberries helps protect against cancers of the colon, pancreas, breast, prostate and rectum. Buy only organically grown strawberries not treated with pesticides.

Tea. Green tea may help reduce the incidence of cancers of the esophagus, lung, stomach, and skin. Green tea contains vitamins A, C, and E. Although most of the research on the benefits of green tea has been done in animals, results of several studies in humans suggest that drinking green tea significantly lowers the risk of developing cancers of the pancreas, stomach, colon and esophagus. Other herbal teas that fight cancer and other diseases are Jason Winters tea, taheebo tea, and guava tea. It is a powerful blood detoxifier and it fortifies the immune system thus it helps cure oneself and takes off dirt in the blood. According to the study of the Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines, complete inhibition of the formation of all types of tumors was exhibited by decoction from leaves of guava, sulasi, kalatsutsi, yerba buena, pandan, kinchay, sabila (aloe vera), damong maria, mayana and flowers of santan pula and santan dilaw.

Tomatoes. Tomatoes have a special antioxidant called lycopene, which is believed to be more powerful than beta-carotene when it comes to fighting certain free radicals. Include tomatoes and tomato products in your diet daily if possible.

Watermelon. Like tomatoes, watermelon contains the powerful anticancer antioxidant called lycopene. Watermelon also is a good source of vitamin C. Enjoy it everyday when it is in season.

Wheat. The many faces of wheat – wheat berries, wheat bran, groats, cracked wheat, couscous -–offer a good source of fiber and reduce risk of colon cancer. Wheat also lowers the level of estrogen in the blood, which reduces the risk of breast and prostate cancers. One more feature of wheat is the presence of ferulic acid, which has demonstrated anticancer abilities in lab animals.

This list of culinary cancer and other disease fighters is proof of the many options available to you to ward off cancer and other serious diseases. Many health and nutrition experts recommend that diets should be low in calories and fats to decrease the risk of developing heart disease, cancer and obesity instead increase consumption of leafy green and yellow vegetables, fruits, seafoods and unrefined cereals.

Wrong and Confusing Numbers in the Multiple-Choice Modern Versions

If you can’t trust the numbers in the Holy Bible to be right then how can you trust the words that are between the numbers?

The following examples show how modern versions like the NIV, RSV, ESV, NASB, and Holman Standard disagree with each other and often reject the Hebrew texts that underlie the King James Holy Bible. Numbers do not usually lend themselves to a variety of ways to translate them. That is why this specific study will focus on some of the differences in the numbers found in the various modern versions. All "bibles" are not the same, and they do not all teach the same truths but with different words.

The following short list is just a sampling of the divergent and confusing readings found among the contradictory modern bible versions. There are numerous other examples too, as you will soon see. Among these “details” are whether Jeremiah 27:1 reads JEHOIAKIM (Hebrew texts, RV,ASV, NKJV, KJB) or ZEDEKIAH (NIV, NASB); whether 2 Samuel 21:8 reads MICHAL (Hebrew texts, KJB,NKJV, RV,ASV) or MERAB (NIV,NASB), or the 7th day in Judges 14:15 (KJB, NKJV, RV, ASV) or the 4th day (NASB, NIV), or God smiting 50,070 men in 1 Samuel 6:19 (KJB, RV,ASV,NASB) or 70 men slain (NIV, RSV), or there being 30,000 chariots in 1 Samuel 13:5 (KJB, NKJV, RV, ASV, NASB, ESV) or only 3000 (NIV, & Holman), or 1 Samuel 13:1 reading – ONE/TWO years (NKJV, KJB, Geneva, Judaica Press Tanach), or 40/32 (NASB 1972-77) or 30/42 (NASB 1995, NIV), or _____years and.______and two years (RSV, ESV); 2 Samuel 15:7 “forty years” (Hebrew, Geneva, NKJV, NASB, RV) OR “four years” (NIV,RSV, ESV,NET), or where 2 Chronicles 36:9 reads that Jehoiachin was 8 years old when he began to reign (Hebrew texts, NASB, NKJV, RV, ASV, KJB, ESV) or he was 18 years old (NIV).

Luke 10:1 "After these things the Lord appointed other SEVENTY also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come."

Here Sinaiticus and Vaticanus, the so called oldest and best manuscripts upon which most modern versions are based, differ from each other. These two manuscripts differ in significant ways from each other more than 3000 times in the gospels alone. The reading of SEVENTY is found in the majority of all texts including, A, C and Sinaiticus. The NASB, NKJV, ASV, Holman Standard, RSV and NRSV all read 70 but the NIV, TNIV and the 2001 ESV (English Standard Version) read seventy TWO, which is the reading of Vaticanus.

It is of interest to see the fickleness of the scholars in that the previous RSV and NRSV both read "70", but then the revision of the revision of the revision – the ESV – has now adopted the reading of "72", but the newest version to come down the pike, the Holman Standard, has retained the reading of "70". Their only consistency is their inconsistency.

The NIV, ESV say: "The Lord appointed seventy TWO others". The number 72 is the reading of Vaticanus, but most manuscripts including Sianaiticus read 70. So, was it 70 or 72 men whom Christ sent out? Is your Bible the inerrant word of God or do you prefer one of the multiple-choice Probably Close Enuf Versions?

In Acts 10:19 "While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, THREE men seek thee." The text says Three men because in verses 7 and 8 there were three men sent from Cornelius, two of his household servants and a devout soldier. Three is the reading of the majority of all texts, A, C and Siniaticus; D omits the number altogether, while Vaticanus has TWO men. Here the NASB and NIV wisely rejected Vaticanus and have "three men."

In Acts 19:14-16 we are told of some vagabond Jews, exorcists, who tried to cast out evil spirits in the name of the Lord Jesus. There were SEVEN sons of one Sceva, and in verse 16 we are told "And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them and overcame them." This is the reading of the majority of all texts and the King James Bible. However in "the oldest and best" Siniaticus and Vaticanus there is another word added to the text – the word amphoteros, which means "both". This word is found 14 times in the King James Bible and is always translated as both, as in "Let both grow together", "they were both righteous before God", "he frankly forgave them both" and "he is our peace, who hath made both one."

Around 1881 the Wescott-Hort Greek text began to be translated into the Revised Version, and was soon followed in 1901 by the the American Standard Version. This Greek text differs from the Greek text that underlies the King James Bible by about 4000 words. When the RV and the ASV came out they read in Acts 19:16 "the man in whom the spirit was leaped on them and overcame them BOTH."

The NASB from 1960 to the 1972 editions also said "subdued BOTH OF THEM." A clear reading of the context shows there were seven sons overcome by the evil spirit, not two. So in 1977 the NASB changed their version to read "overcame them ALL." The NIV reads as does the NASB now. However, there is no word in any text for the word "all".

The new ESV (English Standard Version) says in Acts 19:16 "the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered ALL OF THEM and overpowered them…" Then it footnotes: "or BOTH". Well, I’m sorry, but we can’t have it both ways. "Both" does not mean "all of them" and the ESV is alluding to the false reading of two corrupt manuscripts.

In Acts 27:37 Luke is relating the shipwreck of Paul on his way to Rome. The majority of all texts, and Siniaticus read "And we were in all in the ship 276 souls." But Vaticanus has the unique reading of "ABOUT 76 souls". It is possible to say "about 20, or about 100" but you would not say "about 76." There is a big difference between 276 and "about" 76. The Vaticanus reading is rejected in this place.

In Matthew 13:33 all the texts read the same. "The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in THREE measures of meal, till the whole was leavened."

Many have seen this passage as representing the progressive introduction of error into the Christian church, affecting the doctrine of each of the three persons of the Trinity. The RV, ASV, NASB, NKJV, RSV, ESV correctly translate the word as "three measures" but the NIV says "a woman took and mixed into A LARGE AMOUNT of flour." The significance of the number Three is lost.

But wait. Now the new TNIV (Today’s New International Version) has come out and it says: "a woman took and mixed into ABOUT EIGHTEEN POUNDS of flour", and the new Holman Standard 2003 says: "The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into 50 POUNDS of flour until is spread through all of it." Then in a footnote it tells us the literal reading is "three".

The 2002 paraphrase called The Message says: "yeast that a woman works into the dough for DOZENS of loaves of barley bread."

So is it "three measures", or 18 pounds or 50 pounds, or dozens of loaves? Hey, they all mean the same thing, right?

In Matthew chapter 18 Peter asks the Lord Jesus how many times he should forgive his brother. He says: "Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?". The Lord answers him in verse 22 "I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN." This is the reading in all Greek texts. The single word "seventy times" (hebdomeekontakis) occurs only once in the entire New Testament and that is here.

The RV, ASV, Tyndale, Geneva, Young’s, Douay, Darby, RSV, NRSV, NASB, NKJV, and even the new versions of the ISV (International Standard Version), ESV, The Message, and the Holman Christian Standard Version all read "seventy times seven" but the NIV and the TNIV read: "I tell you not seven times, but SEVENTY SEVEN times."

In 2 Peter 2:5 we are told that God "spared not the old world, but saved Noah the EIGHTH person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly." This is the reading of all texts. The Greek word used here is ogdoon and means 8th. The word for the number 8 is ogdos. The word is "eighth" as in "circumcised the eighth day".

Agreeing with the King James reading of Noah being the EIGHTH PERSON, are Wycliffe 1395, Tyndale 1525, Coverdale 1535, Bishop’s Bible 1568, Geneva Bible 1599, Young’s, Darby, and the NKJV. However the RV, ASV, RSV, NASB, ESV, Holman, and NIV all say "Noah and SEVEN OTHERS." This reading is not found in any Greek text.

You may ask, So what is the big deal?. Numbers often have a spiritual significance. Seven is spiritual perfection, and eight is the number of a new beginning. A man child was to be circumcised on the eighth day, Genesis 19:12, signifying a new relationship with the covenant God. The land was to be at rest from the sixth to the seventh year, and the eighth year the children of Israel were to sow there crops again – Leviticus 25:22.

There are seven days in a week, ordained by God, and the eighth is the start of a new week. So too with Noah the eighth person and his family after the flood. God began again to repopulate the earth. The number 8 has a spiritual significance of a new beginning. All the texts read this way, and the NASB, RSV, ESV, NIV, and Holman have no right to change what God has been pleased to give us in His words.

Judges 14:12-18. – the Seventh day or the Fourth day?

12."And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me WITHIN THE SEVEN DAYS OF THE FEAST, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments; 13. But if ye cannot declare it me, then shall ye give me thirty sheets and thirty change of garments. And they said unto him, Put forth thy riddle, that we may hear it. 14. And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not IN THREE DAYS expound the riddle. 15. And it came to pass ON THE SEVENTH DAY, that they said unto Samson’s wife, Entice thy husband, that he may declare unto us the riddle, lest we burn thee and thy father’s house with fire: have ye called us to take that we have? is it not so?"

In verse 15 the Hebrew text clearly says ON THE SEVENTH DAY. This is the reading of the Latin Vulgate of 425 A.D., Wycliffe’s translation of 1395, Coverdale 1535, Matthew’s Bible 1537, the Bishops’ Bible 1568, the Geneva Bible 1599, the King James Bible, the Revised Version 1881, American Standard Version 1901, Webster’s 1833 translation, Darby, Douay, Young’s, the 1917 and 1936 Jewish translations, the Hebrew Names Version, the 1998 Complete Jewish Bible, Third Millenium Bible, the KJV 21, Green’s Modern KJV, the Spanish Reina Valera 1960, the Italian Diodati, the French Louis Segond, and the Modern Greek Bible. The NKJV also reads "on the seventh day" but it has a footnote that says "some ancient authorities read the 4th day", thus casting doubt on the true reading.

Many modern versions change the Hebrew text from THE SEVENTH DAY to THE FOURTH DAY, and their footnotes tell us the reading of the 4th day comes from "SOME Septuagint manuscripts (they are not all the same) and the Syriac", while the Hebrew text clearly says the 7th day.

Among these versions that reject the Hebrew text of "the seventh day" and change it to "the fourth day" are the NASB, NIV, RSV, NRSV, NEB, the 2003 Holman Christian Standard, the Living Bible, New Living Translation, Bible in Basic English 1960, the 2001 English Standard Version, Today’s English Version, The Message, and the New Century Version.

For a complete explanation of this apparent contradiction, which shows why the King James Bible reading is the correct one, please see my article on this at:

In 1 Samuel 6:19 the King James Bible reads: “And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten many of the people with a great slaughter.”

The Bible versions that read 50,070 are the King James Bible, Wycliffe 1395, Coverdale 1535, Bishop’s Bible 1568, the Geneva Bible of 1599, the Italian Diodati 1602, Webster’s 1833, the Revised Version 1881, American Standard Version 1901, the Greek Septuagint, the Spanish Reina Valera of 1909 and 1960, both the 1917 and 1936 Hebrew-English translations from the Masoretic text, the New American Standard Version 1960 -1995, modern Italian, the Modern Greek bible, the Portuguese, French and Rumanian bibles, the World English Bible, the modern Hebrew Names Version, as well as the Third Millenium Bible and the 21st Century KJV. These versions translate what the preserved Hebrew texts actually read.

However the NIV, RSV, ESV tell us in 1 Samuel 6:19 "But God struck down some of the men of Beth Shemesh, putting SEVENTY of them to death, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD.” These versions completely omit the number 50,000.

The NIV, RSV, ESV just made this number up! The ESV footnote tells us the Hebrew reads "of the people seventy men, fifty thousand men."

But wait. It gets better. Now the new Holman Christian Standard of 2003 has come out and it reads differently than any other version out there. It says: "He struck down 70 men OUT OF 50,000 men."

This time the Syriac reads: "The Lord smote 5,070 men", while the LXX has the correct number of 50,070.

You have to admit, there is a slight difference between 50,070 men slain, or 70 men, or 5,070 men, or "70 men out of 50,000". So, which one is right?

For a more detailed study of this passage see my article at

My friend and brother in Christ, Martin Shue, has also written a very good article about this passage which can be seen at his Authorized Version Defense site

In 1 Samuel 13:1 the King James Bible, NKJV, Coverdale 1535, Bishops’ Bible 1568, the Geneva Bible 1599, Webster’s translation of 1833, Lamsa’s translation from the Peshitta of 1933, Catholic Douay, Italian Diodati, Spanish Reina Valera, the Third Millenium Bible and the 21st Century KJB say: “Saul reigned ONE year; and when he had reigned TWO years over Israel…”

The NASB 1972 says: ”Saul was 40 years old when he began to reign and he reigned 32 years over Israel.” But now the 1995 NASB changed this to "Saul was THIRTY years old…and he reigned FORTY TWO years." The NIV and Holman have:”Saul was 30 years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel 42 years.” Gleason Archer, one of the translators of the NIV and the NASB, says in his book Bible Difficulties on page 171 that the Hebrew text here has been lost. Did God lose some of His words or has He preserved them as He promised?

Versions like the RSV, NRSV, and the ESV actually read this way: "Saul was…years old when he began to reign, and he reigned…and two years." Then in a footnote tell us "the number is lacking in Hebrew and Septuagint."

Which reading is correct – ONE/TWO years, or 40/32 or 30/42, or …years and…and two years? The NASB, Holman and NIV not only disagree with each other but contradict Acts 13:21 where we are told that Saul reigned for 40 years. The Hebrew text is not lost. Check out the concordances of NASB – NIV and you will see they have at times translated the words “one” and “year” just as found in the King James Bible.

For my more detailed article on this passage see

In 1 Samuel 13:5 we read: "And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, THIRTY thousand chariots…" Here the Geneva Bible, NKJV, RV, ASV, RSV, NRSV, ESV, NKJV, NASB read as the King James Bible – THIRTY thousand. 30,000 chariots is also the reading of the Jewish translations of 1917, 1936, Complete Jewish Bible 1998, the Judaica Press Tanach, and the Hebrew Names Bible. But the NIV and the Holman Standard say "THREE thousand chariots." A footnote tells us in the NIV: Some LXX manuscripts and Syriac 3000, Hebrew 30,000. My copy of the LXX reads the same as the Hebrew text – 30,000 chariots. Daniel Wallace’s silly NET version has also rejected the clear Hebrew text for the Syriac and says "3000 chariots". The even more absurd The Message now reads: "THREE companies of chariots".

The NIV, NET, Message and Holman all toss out the clear Hebrew text, and substitute the reading of SOME LXX texts and the Syriac, or else just make one up. Why? Because they are relying on carnal human reasoning rather than believing God’s word as He preserved it.

Gleason Archer (Bible Difficulties) says regarding this passage: "Much more likely is the possibility that 3000 was the original number and somehow in later transmission it was miscopied as 30,000. The accurate preservation of statistics is notoriously difficult and 1 Samuel has more than its share of textual errors." It is sad to see so many Christians following the opinions of scholars like Gleason "Scribal Error" Archer, and modern versionists like Hank Hannegraf recommend his book.

The Hebrew word used here for chariots is #7393 reh’chev and is generally translated as chariot. However Webster’s dictionary defines chariot first as "a wheeled vehicle for transporting goods, as a cart or wagon" and secondly as a vehicle used in battle. One way of explaining the passage in 1 Samuel 13:5, WITHOUT changing the Hebrew text itself, is that the number 30,000 may refer to chariots of all kinds, including those that were used to carry the food and provisions for this vast army that numbered "as the sand which is on the sea shore". In fact, chariots were used in other ways than just for war as we see from Genesis 50:9; Isaiah 21:7, and Acts 8:28-29. In fact, this same Hebrew word is translated as "wagons" by the Geneva Bible, Bishops’, the Updated Bible of 2004, the NKJV and others in Ezekiel 23:24.

In spite of the fact that one commentator after another tells us that 30,000 is a scribal error (Gill, Clarke, Jamieson, Faussett and Brown, and others) or even that 3000 (which comes from the Syriac, and not the Hebrew) is too high, there are some that hold to the Hebrew texts.

Matthew Henry comments: "Never did the Philistines appear in such a formidable body as they did now, upon this provocation which Saul gave them. We may suppose they had great assistance from their allies, for besides 6000 horse, which in those times, when horses were not so much used in war as they are now, was a great body, they had an incredible number of chariots, 30,000 in all: most of them, we may suppose, were carriages for the bag and baggage of so vast an army, not chariots of war. But their foot was innumerable as the sand of the sea-shore, so jealous were they for the honour of their nation and so much enraged at the baseness of the Israelites in destroying their garrison."

Likewise John Wesley agrees, saying: "Thirty thousand chariots, – Most of them, we may suppose, carriages for their baggage, not chariots of war, tho’ all their allies were joined with them."

Even the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia tells us of the Philistines: "In the war of Michmash they put into the field the incredible number of 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, only in the end to suffer a grievous defeat – 1 Samuel 13:5; 14:20.

2 Samuel 15:7 forty years or four years?

In 2 Samuel we read of Absalom’s rebellion against his father, king David. Verses 7-8 say: "And it came to pass after FORTY years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go a pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the LORD, in Hebron. For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the LORD shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the LORD."

Here all Hebrew texts read FORTY years. The versions that agree with the King James Bible reading of "after FORTY years" are Coverdale 1535, Bishops’ Bible 1568, the Geneva Bible 1599, the NKJV, the 1917 and 1936 Hebrew-English versions, the NASB, Revised Version, American Standard Version 1901, Douay, Darby, Spanish Reina Valera, Young’s, Webster’s, Green’s Modern KJV, and the Third Millenium Bible.

However, the NIV, RSV, NRSV, ESV, Holman Standard and The Message all read "after FOUR years Absalom…". The footnote in the RSV, NRSV says the number 4 comes from the Greek and Syriac, while the Hebrew says 40. The NIV footnote says SOME LXX, Syriac and Josephus say 4, while the Hebrew says 40. My copy of the LXX says 40. The NKJV also includes a sitting on the fence footnote which says: "Septuagint manuscript, Syriac and Josehpus have 4".

Daniel Wallace’s NET bible version has: "After four (10) years Absalom said to the king, “Let me go and repay my vow that I made to the Lord while I was in Hebron." Then in a footnote Dr. Wallace says: " The MT (Hebrew Masorretic Text) has here “forty,” but this is presumably a scribal error for “four.” The context will not tolerate a period of forty years prior to the rebellion of Absalom."

The scholars like to help one another out in sowing disbelief and doubt, don’t they?

Rather than believing God knew what He was doing when He said "after 40 years", and trying to figure out what the inspired Scripture means, the NIV, ESV and Holman "Bible Correctors" adopt the liberal viewpoint that the Hebrew texts were corrupted and rely instead on their own intellects. They reject the clear Hebrew reading of "after 40 years", and instead follow the uninspired Syriac text.

Many commentators also hop on the No Bible is Inerrant Bandwagon, and confidently affirm that "after 40 years" is wrong. Among these are John Gill, Adam Clarke and Jamieson, Fausset and Brown. To his credit, Matthew Henry affirms the Hebrew reading to be correct. .

There are three possible ways I know of to explain the number "after 40 years". One possibility is the number refers to 40 years after his father David was originally anointed to be king, before he actually took the throne. See 2 Samuel 2:4 and 3:1 .

A second possibility is 40 years refers to the age of Absalom himself.

A third possibility, and the one I lean towards, is that "after 40 years" refers back to the time when his father David invaded the Geshurites and slaughtered the men, women and children of that place. Absalom’s mother was the daughter of the king of the Geshurites (See 2 Samuel 3:3) and it could well be that Absalom was taking revenge upon David on behalf of his mother. In the context of "and it came to pass after FORTY YEARS, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow", in the very next verse Absalom mentions his vow that he had taken while he abode at GESHUR in Syria.

The fact that he specifically mentions the town of Geshur in Syria, and his own mother was the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur (2 Samuel 3:3) should cause us to look back in history to what happened years before. – perhaps 40 years before. Long before Absalom rebelled against his father and before David became king, David "and his men went up and invaded the GESHURITES…and David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish." See 1 Samuel 27:8-9.

When Absalom had first slain his brother Amnon because he raped his sister Tamar, Absalom fled and went to Talmai, his grandfather, who was king of Geshur. "So Absalom fled, and went to Geshur, and was there three years." See 2 Samuel 13:37-38. Then after Joab’s intervention, he returned to Jerusalem, but king David, his own father, refused to see him for two years.

Absalom’s revenge on behalf of his mother for David slaughtering the people of Geshur, may well be a motivating factor in Absalom’s rebellion some 40 years later.

The Hebrew reading of "after 40 years" as found in the King James Bible is correct. There are several ways to explain what it refers to, and there is no need to reject it as do the NIV, ESV, and Holman Standard versions. Always give the benefit of the doubt to the Holy Bible, never to the Bible critics, no matter how many letters they have listed after their names.

2 Samuel 23:18 and 1 Chronicles 11:20 – THREE or THIRTY?

2 Samuel 23:18 KJB – “And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief among THREE. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, and slew them, and had the name among three. “

NASB – “Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of THE THIRTY. And he swung his spear against three hundred and killed them, and had a name as well as the three.”  

1 Chronicles 11:20 KJB – “And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of THE THREE: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew them, and had a name among THE THREE.“  

1 Chronicles 11:20 NASB – “As for Abshai the brother of Joab, he was chief of THE THIRTY, and he swung his spear against three hundred and killed them; and he had a name as well as THE THIRTY. “

It should be obvious that there is a pretty big difference between the number THREE and THIRTY. Both cannot be what God originally inspired in His precious words.

The footnotes found in 1 Chronicles 11:20 tell us that the number THREE comes from the Hebrew Scriptures and is even the reading in the so called Greek Septuagint LXX and the Latin Vulgate, but the NASB gets its number THIRTY from the Syriac. Even Daniel Wallace’s usually goofy NET version agrees with the King James Bible’s reading and footnotes: “The Syriac reads “thirty” here; this reading is followed by some English translations (NAB, NASB, NRSV, NLT).”

Agreeing with the King James Bible’s reading of THREE in both 2 Samuel 23:18 and in 1 Chronicles 11:20 are the following Bible translations: Wycliffe 1395, Coverdale 1535, the Bishops’ Bible 1568, the Geneva Bible 1599, the 1881 Revised Version, the 1901 American Standard Version, the 1917 Jewish Publication Society version, the Complete Jewish Bible, the Hebrew Names Bible, the Douay 1950, Darby, Youngs, the NKJV 1982, World English Bible, the NIV and the TNIV, the Amplified bible, Green’s 2001, the 1991 New Century Version, Rotherham’s Emphasized bible 1902, Daniel Wallaces NET version, the 2001 Holman Standard Version and the KJV 21st Century version 1994.

Among foreign language versions that read THREE and not THIRTY are the Spanish Reina Valera of 1602 and 1909 (though the 1960 and 1995 RV’s followed the Syriac with 30 – treinta -; but the more recent Spanish Reina Valera Gomez of 2004 has gone back to the Hebrew reading of 3 – tres). The Italian Diodati 1602 and the New Diodati of 1991, along with the Italian Riveduta of 1927. The French Martin of 1744, the Louis Segond of 1912 and the French Ostervald of 1996 all agree with the Hebrew and the King James Bible. So too do Luther’s German bible of 1545 and the Modern Greek translation.

However, following the Syriac and rejecting the Hebrew for both Scriptures and replacing the obvious THREE with THIRTY are the liberal RSV of 1954, followed by the NASB, NRSV and 2001 ESV.

The number THREE found in the Hebrew texts refers to the three mighty men who brake through the host of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem to bring it unto David, their beloved king. This is recorded in 2 Samuel 23:13 through 17 – “And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time unto the cave of Adullam…And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David…”

 The Hebrew texts and the King James Bible are right, as always, and versions like the NASB, RSV and ESV are wrong.

In 2 Samuel 24:13 we are presented with what at first appears to be a contradiction, but in reality is not. Trust the King James Bible, believe it and you will not go wrong, even if you do not undersand it at first – it is always right. In verse 13 the prophet Gad is sent from God to confront king David about his sin of numbering the people to boast in the power of the flesh. The prophet Gad tells him to choose one of three things that should come upon him. He says: "Shall SEVEN years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land?"

Here the Hebrew texts clearly say SEVEN years, and so do Wycliffe 1395, Coverdale 1535, Bishop’s Bible 1568, the Geneva Bible 1599, Hebrew Names Version, Jewish Publication 1917 version, the NASB, NKJV, RV, ASV, and the Third Millenium Bible. However the RSV, NRSV, ESV, Holman Standard and the NIV have changed this number to THREE. "Shall there come upon you THREE years of famine in your land?" But the NIV, RSV, ESV, Holman all have a footnote that tells us the number "THREE" comes from the Greek LXX, while the Hebrew texts say SEVEN years.

Why did they feel free to change this number? In my opinion, it is because they don’t believe God has preserved His inerrant words. They are unwilling to solve an apparent contradiction, and they don’t know how to properly read the Scriptures. In 1 Chronicles 21:12 Gad is reported as saying to David "THREE years of famine, or three months or three days"- hence the APPARENT contradiction. Is it three years or seven years of famine? The RSV, NIV, ESV editors could not figure it out so they abandoned the Hebrew text, thought God’s word was wrong, and went with the LXX reading.

The solution is found in 1 Samuel itself, which has the reading of "seven years", and which provides us with information not found in 1 Chronicles. The seven years of famine would be the total number of years of famine in the land. You see, in 1 Samuel 21:1 God tells us "Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year". The famine also continued an additional 9 months and 20 days while Joab went through all the land numbering the people. "They came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days." Thus there had already been virtually 4 years of famine upon the land at the time Gad came to David and offered him the three choices. 4 + 3 = 7. Both the numbers 7 years and the 3 years are correct. The King James Bible is right, and the RSV, NIV, ESV, Holman are wrong.

40,000 or 4,000? – 1 Kings 4:26 with 2 Chronicles 9:25

1 Kings 4:26 "And Solomon had FORTY thousand stalls OF horses FOR his chariots, and twelve thousand HORSEMEN.

2 Chronicles 9:25 "And Solomon had FOUR thousand stalls FOR horses AND chariots and twelve thousand horsemen."

In 1 Kings 4:26 not only does the King James Bible read FORTY thousand STALLS FOR HORSES but so also do both Hebrew translations of 1917, 1936, The Complete Jewish Bible, the Hebrew Names Bible, The Geneva Bible 1599, Wycliffe 1395, Coverdale 1535, Bishops’ Bible 1568, the NKJV 1982, Revised Version 1881, ASV 1901, NASB 1995, RSV, NRSV, ESV 2001, Young’s, Spanish Reina Valera, Italian Diodati, Third Millenium Bible, Today’s English Version, Lamsa’s translation of the Syriac, Living Bible, Rotherham’s Emphasized Bible 1902, the Holman Standard Version 2003 and even The Message 2002.

However the NIV, and Daniel Wallace’s online NET version say Solomon had FOUR thousand stalls for chariot horses, and twelve thousand HORSES." Then in a footnote, the NIV tells us the number four thousand comes from SOME Septuagint manuscripts, but that the Hebrew says forty thousand. My copy of the Septuagint omits all of verses 25 through 28!

Daniel Wallace’s typical faith destroying footnotes comment: "tn (These letters mean he has altered the text) The Hebrew text has “40,000,” but this is probably an inflated number (nevertheless it is followed by KJV, ASV, NASB, NRSV, TEV, CEV). Some Greek mss of the OT and the parallel in 2 Chr 9:25 read “4,000” (cf. NAB, NIV, NCV, NLT)."

The NIV is wrong and so is Daniel Wallace in both changing the Hebrew text from 40,000 to 4,000 and in translating "horsemen" as "horses".

John Gill commentary: "a reconciliation may be made, by observing, that here the writer, as Ben Gersom notes, gives the number of the horses that were in the stables, which were forty thousand, there the stables themselves, which were four thousand, ten horses in a stable."

Brother Teno Groppi succinctly notes: "Notice that in 2 Chronicles it was 4,000 stalls FOR horses, but 1 Kings was 40,000 stalls OF horses. They kept ten horses in each stall. Therefore there were 4,000 stalls for 40,000 horses. Not a problem at all. That’s why EVERY WORD of God is vital."

Not only do the NIV and NET version reject the Hebrew text here, but also in literally scores of other places in the Old Testament. So also do the NASB, RSV, NRSV and ESV, but often not in the same places. All of these conflicting modern versions are corrupt bibles.

How much did the molten sea contain?

1 Kings 7:24 – it contained 2000 baths

2 Chronicles 4:5 – it received and held 3000 baths

An apparent contradiction that is in fact a contradiction in the NKJV, NIV and NASB.

One of the proofs of the true Holy Bible, which in English is the King James Bible of 1611, is that is contains no proveable errors. The modern bible versions all contain numerous real and not just apparent contradictions. A case in point is the differences between 1 Kings 7:26 and 2 Chronicles 4:5 where both sections speak of the molten sea constructed by king Solomon that stood upon twelve oxen. How much water did this molten sea actually contain?

In 1 Kings 7:26 we read: "And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: IT CONTAINED TWO THOUSAND BATHS." However in 2 Chronicles 4:5 we read: "And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and IT RECEIVED AND HELD THREE THOUSAND BATHS."

This obviously looks, at first glance, like a contradiction. The NKJV, NIV and NASB all read slightly differently and it is this critical difference that in fact creates a very real rather than an apparent contradiction. The NKJV in 2 Chronicles 4:5 reads: "It CONTAINED THREE thousand baths." Yet in 1 Kings 7:26 the NKJV, NIV and NASB all say: "It contained TWO thousand baths." (Some modern versions, like the NASB, say it "could hold 2000 baths" and "it could hold 3000 baths" which results in the same real contradiction.)

The new Holman Standard has now come along and it confuses matters even worse. It says in 1 Kings 7:26: "The reservoir was three inches thick…it held 11,000 gallons." Then in 2 Chronicles 4:5 it says: "The reservoir was three inches thick…it could hold 11,000 gallons."

The Holman "scholars" have both changed the Hebrew texts and put the same reading in both places. Then the Holman editors tell us in a footnote that they took the liberty of EMENDING the text to fit 1 Kings 7:26, but that the Hebrew literally reads 3000 baths. Fine folks we are dealing with here, aren’t they? They decided to "emend" the text based on NOTHING except their own ignorance and presumption. Do you think God will let them know on the Day of Judgment how much He appreciates all their help in correcting His words?

To further show the utter confusion of going to the Greek Septuagint and the Syriac for "light", what we see here is more utter confusion. The Greek copies completely omit any number at all in 1 Kings 7:26, but have the correct number of 3000 in 2 Chronicles 4:5. But the Syriac is the opposite. It has the correct number of 2000 baths in 1 Kings, but in 2 Chronicles the Syriac omits any number at all.

Smith’s Bible Dictionary also gets it wrong. It says: "It is said to have been 15 feet in diameter and 7 1/2 feet deep, and to have been capable of containing 2000, or according to (2 Chronicles 4:5) 3000 baths (16,000 to 24,000 gallons).

Easton’s Bible Dictionary also gets it wrong. It likewise says: " It was placed on the backs of twelve oxen, standing with their faces outward. It was capable of containing two or three thousand baths of water (Compare 2 Chronicles 4:5)

The solution is really quite easy once you look closely at the correct reading found in the King James Bible. Not only does the KJB read the way it does but so also do both Jewish translations of the Jewish Publication Society of America and the Hebrew Pub. Company of 1917 and 1936, Young’s translation, Green’s interlinear, the Revised Version of 1881, the ASV of 1901, Hebrew Names Version, Webster’s translation, and the Third Millenium Bible.

There are two verbs found in the Hebrew text in 2 Chronicles and only one verb in 1 Kings. The NKJV,NIV, NASB, Darby, Geneva Bible, RSV, NEB, NRSV, and ESV are all wrong and create a real contradiction by not translating the second verb found in 2 Chronicles 4:5. One verb is RECEIVED # 2388 and the second verb is HELD # 3557 three thousand baths.

1 Kings 7:26 tells us that the molten sea actually contained 2,000 baths of water, while the 2 Chronicles passage tells us that it could receive and hold 3,000 baths but it only contained 2,000 – thus is was only filled to two-thirds of its capacity. It is like saying "This gas tank holds 25 gallons; it contains 15 gallons of gas now."

Matthew Henry, the Bible commentator, got it right. He notes: ". There was the molten sea, a very large brass pan, in which they put water for the priests to wash in, v. 2, 6. It was put just at the entrance into the court of the priests, like the font at the church door. If it were filled to the brim, it would hold 3000 baths (as here, v. 5), but ordinarily there were only 2000 baths in it, 1 Ki. 7:26."

There is no real contradiction in the KJB, but a very definite contradiction in the NKJV, NIV, and NASB because they did not translate that second Hebrew verb. The other bible versions like the Holman piece of trash are false witnesses to the truth. This is only one of many such examples that prove them to be something less than the perfect word of God. By their fruits shall ye know them. "A faithful witness will not lie; but a false witness will utter lies." Proverbs 14:5

I think God puts things like these difficult numbers in his precious word to cause Bible critics to stumble and to reveal their unbelief and readiness to exchange the words of God for carnal, human reasoning. "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent." 1 Corinthians 1:19.

Jeremiah 6:19-21 "Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it…Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons shall fall upon them."

Always give the benefit of the doubt to the King James Holy Bible, but never to its critics. God has given us many "clues" and evidence as to where His pure, inerrant words are found today. Believe the promises of God to preserve His inerrant words and ask Him for wisdom to understand them. May God grant us the grace to be like king David who said: "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." Psalm 119:18

Modern Bible translators do not believe in the preservation of the inspired Scriptures. There are many examples of where modern versions like the NASB, NIV, RSV, ESV and Holman often reject the clear Hebrew readings and either follow some other source, or just INVENT or make up a reading on a whim. Yet they continually disagree among themselves as to when they do this.

Another example of this is found in 2 Chronicles 31:16. Here we read: "Beside their genealogy of males, from THREE YEARS OLD and upward, even unto every one that entereth into the house of the LORD, his daily portion for their service in their charges according to their courses."

THREE YEARS OLD is the reading found in all Hebrew texts as well as the following Bible translations: Wycliffe 1395, Bishops’ Bible 1568, Coverdale, Geneva Bible 1599, King James Bible, Jewish translation 1917, NKJV 1982, Complete Jewish Bible 1998, Revised Version 1881, American Standard Version 1901, NIV, TNIV, RSV 1950, NRSV 1989, ESV 2001, Holman Standard 2003, and even in Daniel Wallace’s NET version.

However the NASB tells us instead: "without regard to their genealogical enrollment, to the males from THIRTY YEARS OLD and upward – everyone who entered the house of the LORD for his daily obligations – ." Then some, but not all, NASB’s tell us in the marginal note that the Hebrew reads THREE years old, instead of thirty. Not even the Greek LXX nor the Syriac versions read "thirty" as does the NASB, but say "three years old". The only other version I have found so far that also "makes up" this reading of "thirty years old" is the mess called The Message. So why do the NASB "scholars" virtually all by themselves change the Hebrew texts?

John Gill – "Their office was not only to give to the priests, but to those of their males in their genealogy, who were three years old and upwards; for under that age, according to Kimchi, they were not fit to come into the temple; nor have they knowledge to keep what is put into their hands; nor fit to handle offerings, lest they should defile them; but at that age they might be taught how to hold them, and be used to it; but as for females, he says, they were not admitted at any age."

Jamieson, Fausset and Brown – "With the exception of children under three years of age–an exception made probably from their being considered too young to receive solid food–lists were kept of the number and age of every male; of priests according to their fathers’ house, and Levites from twenty years."

Joshua 19:2 How many cities? Error in many bible versions.

In Joshua 19:1-6 we read of the lots being cast for the inheritance of the children of Simeon. Notice the number of the cities mentioned – 13 – and then number of cities listed in such versions as the NASB 1972-1977, Geneva, Bishops’ bible, Coverdale, Wycliffe, RSV, NRSV, ESV and the Catholic Douay version.

The ever changing NASB has gone through 9 or 10 revisions so far, and each time they change textual readings of both the Old and New Testament, as well as their English translation. The 1972 and 1977 editions of the NASB say: "Beersheba AND Sheba, and….", but in 1995 the latest NASB has now corrected its previous blunder in this verse and now reads "Beersheba OR Sheba…".

To see more about the ever-changing ‘literal’ NASB, see –

http://www.geocities.com/brandplucked/whbins.html

In the King James Bible we read: "And they had their inheritance Beer-sheba, OR Sheba, and Moladah, and Hazarshual, and Balah, and Azem, and Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormahn, and Ziklag, and Beth-marcaboth, and Hazarsusah, and Bethlebaoth, and Sharuhen; THIRTEEN CITIES and their villages."

If you count the number of cities mentioned in the King James Bible, and correctly take the reading of "OR Sheba" to mean that the town of Beer-sheba was also known as Sheba, then we end up with exactly 13 cities mentioned.

The Hebrew word Beer simply means a well or a pit, and it often formed a prefix for a more complete name. We can see this in names of other cities like the one mentioned in Ezra 2:24 and comparing this with Nehemiah 7:28. In Ezra we read a list of cities and the people who came from each. "The children of Azmaveth, forty and two" but in Nehemiah the same group is called "the men of BETHazmaveth, forty and two." In both cases it is the same city, but in the one example we have the additional "Beth" but not in the other.

However such versions as the NASB 1968-1977, RSV 1952, NRSV 1989, ESV 2001, Geneva bible, Bishops’, Coverdale, Darby, Young’s, Green’s MKJV, and the Jehovah witness New Word Translation all read: "And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, AND Sheba, and Moladah….THIRTEEN cities." Yet a simple count from these wrong bible versions shows that they list FOURTEEN cities and not thirteen.

Good ol’ Dr. Daniel Wallace, of Dallas Theological Seminary, with his ongoing scholarly disaster called the NET bible version simply omits the word altogether saying: "Their assigned land included Beer Sheba,(3) Moladah,…" Then in a revealing footnote Wallace tells us that he has "emended" the text (i.e. changed it at his own will) and that: "The MT has “and Sheba” listed after “Beer Sheba.” The LXX suggests “Shema.” The HEBREW TEXT APPEARS TO BE CORRUPT, since the form “Sheba” duplicates the latter part of the preceding name. If Sheba (or Shema) is retained, the list numbers fourteen, one more than the number given in the concluding summary (v. 6)."

This is so typical of today’s "Blinded Scholar’s Syndrome". These men with all their education are judicially blinded by God in their proud unbelief. Rather than accept a simple and reasonable explanation as to why God’s preserved words are true, they prefer to believe that "the Hebrew text is corrupt", when in fact it is their own minds that are corrupt and not the words of God.

John Gill comments on the passage saying: "Or, Beersheba, that is, Sheba; for so the particle "vau" is sometimes used, and must be so used here; or otherwise, instead of thirteen, it will appear that there are fourteen cities, contrary to the account of them, (Joshua 19:6); so Kimchi and Ben Melech make them one city."

Agreeing with the reading found in the King James Bible of "Beersheba, OR Sheba, and Moladah…" are the following Bible versions: the Revised Version 1881, the American Standard Version of 1901, the NKJV "Beersheba (Sheba) and…", the NIV 1982, TNIV 2005, Holman Standard 2003, the NASB 1995 edition (but not all the previous NASBs) and even the Message.

The King James Bible is always right.

The example here in Joshua 19:2 presents us with an interesting case of "printing errors". When the original 1611 Bible came out, it read as do the Cambridge editions today – "Beersheba, OR Sheba, and…". However some later Oxford editions changed this to: "Beersheba, AND Sheba, and…". This printing error is easily explained. A later printer could have been proof reading the text and noticed that Joshua 19 is listing a series of cities followed time and again with the word AND. He could easily have thought that the word OR was a printing error, when in fact it was not. So he "corrected" what he thought was a printing error, and instead created one himself. Later editions merely repeated this error.

There is no copyright law that is now binding on the publication of King James Bibles. You can print one up in your own basement if you wish. My wife has a KJV from World Press and in Deut. 33:6 it reads: "is not he thy father that hath BROUGHT thee?" instead of "thy father that hath BOUGHT thee?". Others have told me they have KJB bibles that read things like "the God of my LITE" instead of "the God of my LIFE". Are we to toss out the doctrine of an inerrant Bible solely on the basis of an occasional printing error that can easily be corrected by comparing the underlying Hebrew and Greek texts of the KJB? I think not.

One such Bible critic who continues to harp on the printing errors ploy in order to promote the idea that there does not exist now any Book that can truthfully be called the inspired and inerrant words of God is Rick Norris. Mr. Norris has written a book called ‘The Unbound Scriptures’. Rick’s "inspired original languages" (which he never identifies for us) is so Unbound that they can’t even be found in a looseleaf notebook. He will NEVER tell you what any of these "inspired original languages" actually SAY for any given verse, and they are not found in any book in print that he can recommend to anyone else. In his book he continues to attack the King James Bible in numerous ways as being incorrect and flawed. Every one of his points has been shot down as having no proof or validity at all. You can check out my Response to The Unbound Scriptures here 

The last shallow foxhole Rick has taken refuge in is the printing errors issue. He keeps telling us that if a book has had printing errors in it, then it cannot be the perfect words of God. Actually, what his argument goes to prove is that there never was a complete Bible and there isn’t one now in any language, including the Hebrew and the Greek. All his efforts are ultimately to try to prove that there is no inerrant Bible on the earth today.

Never once in his entire book about the Bible does Rick ever tell us where we can get a hold of a tangible Bible in any language that he believes are the very words of God. Rick has no answers, but lots of questions – all along the lines of the first question recorded in Holy Writ, namely Satan’s first words- "Yea, hath God said…?"

Try asking people like Rick Norris if his "inspired original languages" have printing errors in them or not. He doesn’t know. Why? Because they don’t exist in print anywhere on this earth. Ask Rick if his "inspired original languages" read "For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen" in Matthew 6:13, or if 1 John 5:7 and the witness to the Trinity is Scripture or not, or if 2 Chron. 22:2 reads 42 years or 22 years, and Rick will not tell you. Believe me, I have tried many times, and Rick never tells anyone what the Bible really says for any passage of Scripture. Yet he is absolutely sure the King James Bible is not the true and inspired words of God. How does he know this? Well, it’s his OPINION, of course, and we should just believe him because he is such a renowned scholar, and he has shown us that there have been occasional printing errors in the various editions of the King James Bible.

If you want to follow the reasoning of men like Rick Norris and Doug Kutilek and many others who deny the King James Bible is the very words of God, go right ahead. God takes the wise in their own craftiness. But realize that when you follow the reasoning of these men, you end up having no Bible to believe in, and each and every one of these men will have their own individual "bible" that differs in texts and meanings in hundreds if not thousands of ways from everybody else’s "bible", and not even they themselves believe theirs is the complete and inerrant words of God. "In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes." Judges 21:25

Will Kinney

 

Wrong Numbers in the Modern Versions

Ron Paul: Ground Zero Mosque controversy a distraction from real issues

In the video added below Ron Paul is being interviewed live on television but it is clear that he is getting frustrated with people not focussing on what the real issues are. That is America’s foreign policy and the fact that they are in perpetual war. At one point Ron even takes on the journalist for trying to stir up trouble because of his son Rand Paul who has said that he thinks the mosque should be built further away from ground zero. Ron Paul received a invitation to do a interview after he released the following statement:

Is the controversy over building a mosque near ground zero a grand distraction or a grand opportunity? Or is it, once again, grandiose demagoguery?

It has been said, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Are we not overly preoccupied with this controversy, now being used in various ways by grandstanding politicians? It looks to me like the politicians are “fiddling while the economy burns.”

The debate should have provided the conservative defenders of property rights with a perfect example of how the right to own property also protects the 1st Amendment rights of assembly and religion by supporting the building of the mosque.

Instead, we hear lip service given to the property rights position while demanding that the need to be “sensitive” requires an all-out assault on the building of a mosque, several blocks from “ground zero.”

Just think of what might (not) have happened if the whole issue had been ignored and the national debate stuck with war, peace, and prosperity. There certainly would have been a lot less emotionalism on both sides. The fact that so much attention has been given the mosque debate, raises the question of just why and driven by whom?

In my opinion it has come from the neo-conservatives who demand continual war in the Middle East and Central Asia and are compelled to constantly justify it.

They never miss a chance to use hatred toward Muslims to rally support for the ill conceived preventative wars. A select quote from soldiers from in Afghanistan and Iraq expressing concern over the mosque is pure propaganda and an affront to their bravery and sacrifice.

The claim is that we are in the Middle East to protect our liberties is misleading. To continue this charade, millions of Muslims are indicted and we are obligated to rescue them from their religious and political leaders. And, we’re supposed to believe that abusing our liberties here at home and pursuing unconstitutional wars overseas will solve our problems.

The nineteen suicide bombers didn’t come from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iran. Fifteen came from our ally Saudi Arabia, a country that harbors strong American resentment, yet we invade and occupy Iraq where no al Qaeda existed prior to 9/11.

Many fellow conservatives say they understand the property rights and 1st Amendment issues and don’t want a legal ban on building the mosque. They just want everybody to be “sensitive” and force, through public pressure, cancellation of the mosque construction.

This sentiment seems to confirm that Islam itself is to be made the issue, and radical religious Islamic views were the only reasons for 9/11. If it became known that 9/11 resulted in part from a desire to retaliate against what many Muslims saw as American aggression and occupation, the need to demonize Islam would be difficult if not impossible.

There is no doubt that a small portion of radical, angry Islamists do want to kill us but the question remains, what exactly motivates this hatred?

If Islam is further discredited by making the building of the mosque the issue, then the false justification for our wars in the Middle East will continue to be acceptable.

The justification to ban the mosque is no more rational than banning a soccer field in the same place because all the suicide bombers loved to play soccer.

Conservatives are once again, unfortunately, failing to defend private property rights, a policy we claim to cherish. In addition conservatives missed a chance to challenge the hypocrisy of the left which now claims they defend property rights of Muslims, yet rarely if ever, the property rights of American private businesses.

Defending the controversial use of property should be no more difficult than defending the 1st Amendment principle of defending controversial speech. But many conservatives and liberals do not want to diminish the hatred for Islam–the driving emotion that keeps us in the wars in the Middle East and Central Asia.

It is repeatedly said that 64% of the people, after listening to the political demagogues, don’t want the mosque to be built. What would we do if 75% of the people insist that no more Catholic churches be built in New York City? The point being is that majorities can become oppressors of minority rights as well as individual dictators. Statistics of support is irrelevant when it comes to the purpose of government in a free society—protecting liberty.

The outcry over the building of the mosque, near ground zero, implies that Islam alone was responsible for the 9/11 attacks. According to those who are condemning the building of the mosque, the nineteen suicide terrorists on 9/11 spoke for all Muslims. This is like blaming all Christians for the wars of aggression and occupation because some Christians supported the neo-conservative’s aggressive wars.

The House Speaker is now treading on a slippery slope by demanding a Congressional investigation to find out just who is funding the mosque—a bold rejection of property rights, 1st Amendment rights, and the Rule of Law—in order to look tough against Islam.

This is all about hate and Islamaphobia.

We now have an epidemic of “sunshine patriots” on both the right and the left who are all for freedom, as long as there’s no controversy and nobody is offended.

Political demagoguery rules when truth and liberty are ignored.

Ron Paul: Goal Of Protesting WTC Mosque Is To Blame Islam For 9/11

 

Even though some may not agree with the building of the mosque, they do not have the right to tell others what and what not to worship. Ron Paul does not give his personal opinion on Islam itself or even where the mosque is being built – he has always stood for freedom. 

The point he was trying to bring across it never works to single out a group of people because of their religion, it almost always backfires. It needs to be addressed for the Americans to ever live in relative peace.

 

 

Video – China is the world's biggest economy

Michael Chossudovsky is the director for the Center for research of Globalization and he appeared on a interview with RT news and said that the Chinese economy is already the largest economy in the world and that might soon mean the end of US domination. The prediction is that China’s economy might be the largest in the world by 2020 but according to this interview on RT, we might see something different happening, soon.

Gulf oil spill beaches full of oil, Alabama locals swim in condo pools

Alabama, USA – The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is far from over, it seems that BP just covered everything up and said, hey its all clean lets go. The beaches are oil covered and still there is oil washing out on the beaches. In the video attached you can clearly see oil on the beach and children swimming in the toxic water. The beaches are marked safe for swimming but by looking at this video we can clearly see that is not the case.

One child in the video says she’s itchy after swimming in the water. Apparently there is a smell as well, but obviously there is no way to show people what something smells like.

 

NASA releases high quality image of Petermann glacier iceberg

A few days ago a massive chunk of ice broke off the Petermann Glacier, since then NASA released some brilliant images of the more than 250km iceberg that broke off in Northwestern Greenland.

According to NASA:

On Aug. 5, 2010, an enormous chunk of ice, roughly 251 square kilometers (97 square miles) in size, broke off the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland. The Petermann Glacier lost about one-quarter of its 70-kilometer- (40-mile-) long floating ice shelf, according to researchers at the University of Delaware. The recently calved iceberg is the largest to form in the Arctic in 50 years.

Icebergs calving off the Petermann Glacier are not unusual. Petermann Glacier’s floating ice tongue is the Northern Hemisphere’s largest, and it has occasionally calved large icebergs.

Scientists are monitoring the movement of the iceberg closely. If it moves out into the narrow Nares Strait, there is the potential it could interfere with or block the loss of Arctic sea ice out of the Arctic Ocean into Baffin Bay, a sea that connects the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.

This image of Petermann Glacier and the new iceberg was acquired from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft on Aug. 12, 2010. It covers an area of 49.5 by 31.5 kilometers (30.7 by 19.5 miles) and is located at 81.1 degrees north latitude, 61.7 degrees west longitude.

With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet. ASTER is one of five Earth-observing instruments launched Dec. 18, 1999, on NASA’s Terra spacecraft. The instrument was built by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. A joint U.S./Japan science team is responsible for validation and calibration of the instrument and the data products.

The broad spectral coverage and high spectral resolution of ASTER provides scientists in numerous disciplines with critical information for surface mapping and monitoring of dynamic conditions and temporal change. Example applications are: monitoring glacial advances and retreats; monitoring potentially active volcanoes; identifying crop stress; determining cloud morphology and physical properties; wetlands evaluation; thermal pollution monitoring; coral reef degradation; surface temperature mapping of soils and geology; and measuring surface heat balance.

The ASTER U.S. science team is located at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The Terra mission is part of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C.