Date registered: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 96 E-320, 91 190E, various and sundry Euro and American vehicles
Location: N/W Chicago in the cornfields
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I believe the languages of the scrolls are Hebrew and Aramic, but I am far from an expert on those types of writings. I defer those questions to my friend who is in Ethiopia at this moment. The has a doctorate in these matters of Old Test theology. I do know that the scrolls are not as mysterious as one might think, and since 1991, they(or parts) have been available in photographic form for review.
I get your point on the memorization and sporadic writing. I was just pointing out the Quran was not compiled until somewhere around 780AD. That was my main point.
Correct on the Barnabas front and various other books (the Apocrapha) that were considered to not fit the text of the others for various reasons. Mainly because they conflict with the other books to such a degree they were considered not legit to biblical standards. The Barnabas book you mention is even considered a possible 16th century writing and a forgery, but that is to be debated. It is claimed it was written between 70-79AD. Most NT books were written prior to that date, but not all. John was writing books in `90-96AD for his last writings. Matthew in 37AD Mark Luke around 60AD. These are the books written about Jesus. The funny part is the Old Test prophetic writings of Jesus and the accuracy to the first 4 books of the New Test, regarding Jesus's life.
In my belief things do happen on the healing front "out of the blue". It is God doing it, but sometimes there is absolutely no explainations other than the prayers that were offered up to God. Spirit Power, if you will. 1st Corinthians and Jesus speaks to this.
It isn't so fascinating that someone quits drinking or hard drugs. It is how it happens and at times with no withdrawl symptoms. Especially when these folks are addicted, and have tried in the past to get off these things, even in a clinical setting, and WHAM, done. It makes it easier to stay off of alcohol when such restrictions are put upon it's use. Not so in this country. It is almost encouraged.
I haven't had time to read either. I have the references sitting here in front of the computer for when I free up.. It will get read soon, however.