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Hans-Joachim Marseille

(12/13/1919 - 9/30/1942)

was a Luftwaffe fighter pilot and flying ace during World War II. He reached the zenith of his fighter pilot career on 1 September 1942, when during the course of three combat sorties he shot down 17 enemy fighters. ...

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Born on this Date in 1585


Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero

was a Dutch poet and playwright in the period known as the Dutch Golden Age. ...

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Born on this Date in 1754


Louis XVI

was the King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791 and the King of the French from 1791 to 1792 who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. His wife, Marie Antoinette, was born in 1755. Louis was informed on January 17 of the Convention's decision to execute him. ...

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Born on this Date in 1769


George Cuvier

was a French naturalist and zoologist. His most famous work is the R?gne animal distribu? d'apr?s son organisation (1817). ...

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Born on this Date in 1847


Sarah Frances Whiting

She was an American physicist and astronomer, and was the instructor to several astronomers. Whiting helped to establish the Wellesley College observatory, Whitin Observatory, of which she became the first director. ...

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Born on this Date in 1890


Harry Frank Guggenheim

was a United States businessman, diplomat, publisher, philanthropist, and horseman. In March 1917, as the United States moved toward involvement in World War I, Guggenheim bought a Curtiss Flying Boat and took piloting lessons. ...

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Even though they believe this those that do will never lift a finger to help change things. They simply love to complain and nothing more!

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Judging the judges

Who do you think the ultimate Judge is who will Judge the actions of these People?

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I don't expect Tiger's problems to end even if he pays his wife off. That also includes paying off the other women in his life. A marriage isn't a marriage by the standards he'd be establishing with these practices.

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Coca-Cola spearheads 1-world climate tax

Cap and trade is not nessicary just get the true solutions from God.

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DavidDifferent — 2009-11-22 10:47:54


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DavidDifferent — 2009-11-21 21:30:06


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DavidDifferent — 2009-11-11 08:49:36


Norman Levitt dies

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 19:31:46


Dozens in Congress under ethics inquiry

God will embarass the democrates

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 19:11:23


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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-30 14:40:47


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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-29 13:07:01


FAA Reacted Slowly to Errant Jet

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DavidDifferent — 2009-10-29 11:19:42


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Borders Group sees 2Q loss on charges, lower sales

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Baylor's Interim President, Me, and the
Intelligent Design Trial



It was the summer of 2004 when I first happened to hear about Baylor Law Professor Bill Underwood. It was just weeks after I told its current President, Robert Sloan,...

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Austrian millionaire gives away his £2.7m fortune... because 'they never made me happy'

February 11, 2010 at 5:14 pm

An Austrian millionaire is giving away his fortune and all his personal possessions because 'they never made me happy.' Karl Rebeder, 47, from Linz, claims he will use the money from his household accessory business - worth £2.7 million - to...

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As Tennessee Copes With Flooding Disaster, FEMA Faces Own Financial Crisis

May 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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Market Plunge Baffles Wall Street

May 7, 2010 at 8:30 am

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As faithful unite, National Day of Prayer divides

May 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

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Pope prays before Shroud of Turin

May 3, 2010 at 8:36 am

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Republicans Slam Obama Judicial Nominee Over 117 Omissions From Record

April 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm

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March 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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February 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

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Sending Michelle's first car to be recycled

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DiNapoli: Wall Street Bonuses up 17 Percent

February 23, 2010 at 9:12 am

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Poll finds trust of federal government runs low

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Survey: Most Americans believe government broken

February 22, 2010 at 11:07 am

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February 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Previous What does the word Dogma mean? What is the 'Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil'? What is the 'Tree of Life'? What was 'Noah's Ark'? What is a What is an 'Apocalypse' or what does the word mean? What is 'Apocalyptic Literature'? What are the 'Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse'? What does 'Randomness' mean? What if life were not so random after all, then what would we have?  11  12  13  14  15  16  17 Next
PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER

4.) What is the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil"?

It is one of the trees in the story of Adam and Eve.

Found in the Bible within the 'Book of Genesis'; Chapter 2: verses 9 & 17. It was the tree in the middle of the Garden of Eden from which God forbade Adam to eat.

Genesis 2:17.... but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.

In Wikipedia:

According to Jewish tradition, God's command not to eat from the Tree was to give Adam and Eve free choice and allow them to earn, as opposed to receive, absolute perfection and intimate communion with God, a higher level than the one on which they were created.

In Christian theology, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is connected to the doctrine of original sin. Augustine of Hippo believed that humanity inherited sin itself and the guilt for Adam and Eve's sin. By eating the fruit of the Tree, Adam and Eve sought to be like God.

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( For the purpose of my writings the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil" is the mechanism by which Man has continually sought information from God; Knowledge. In the Bible God never protected against its use, He only protected against Man reaching the "Tree of Life", which would give him immortality. But there is also another meaning for the fall from God that man suffered and that was failure to take responsibility for his actions. Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the snake. So neither of them took responsibility.)

Genesis 3:5-6

(5) For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil

(6) When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

Genesis 3:24; After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.

For me realizing what the words "Tree of Knowledge" meant wasn't difficult, I had left the Church before I would be told what it was, a form of indoctrination, but more so, because of the work I had done in the past I learned of a source of information known as the “Knowledge Garden", a product of J.D. Edwards software, which is now oddly enough owned by a company called "Oracle". “An oracle is a person or agency considered to be a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinion. It may also be a revealed prediction or precognition of the future, from deities, that is spoken through another object or life-form.”

For others Dogma plays heavy in why the ideas of what it truly means doesn't become more clear, but more so, because it had been diverted over the centuries to mean a type of actual fruit, an apple in most cases. One could also say that indoctrination also plays a part in it, how what Eve had picked was an Apple.

The "Tree of Knowledge" is exactly what it says it is, a source which is full of information, which by its very definition is the only way in which man would become more like God, knowing of Good and Evil.

But there was more to this story of Adam and Eve that was different for me and that was responsibility. When Adam and Eve were asked by God if they had eaten of the fruit they each blamed others for their having done so. Eve blamed the snake and Adam blamed the woman God had given him, Eve. Neither had accepted responsibility for what they had chosen to do.

In my life I had always made an effort to accept responsibility for the things that I did and suffer the consequences for it and that may be why I have this story to tell.

But there is more information about this Adam and Eve story and it too plays a major part in what I’m saying here in this website and my books.

(From Wikipedia: Adam and eve, Jewish traditions)

‘Genesis does not tell for how long Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, but the 2nd century BC Book of Jubilees, provides more specific information. It states (ch3 v17) that the serpent convinced Eve to eat the fruit on the 17th day of the 2nd month in the 8th year after Adam's creation. It also states that they were removed from the garden on the new moon of the fourth month of that year (ch3 v33). Other Jewish sources assert that the period involved was less than a day.’

The ‘Book of Jubilees’ is not in the Christian Bible. Its authorship was in question. It was well known to Early Christian writers in the East and the West, as well as by the Rabbis. Later it was so thoroughly suppressed that no complete Hebrew, Greek or Latin version has survived. It is however, considered canonical for the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, where it is known as the Book of Division. In the modern scholarly view, it reworks material found in the biblical books of Genesis and Exodus in the light of concerns of some 2nd century BC Jews.

With this in mind there is something interesting that comes into play here in these ignored words and that is the number 17, twice.

In Chapter 3 verse 17, it states that the serpent convinced Eve to eat of the fruit…..

It continues, ‘on the 17th day of the second month….’

If you haven’t noticed yet, beyond just these two occurrences of the number 17, there is another, and it seems consistent with these, and there is even more in a later chapter of the ‘Book of Genesis’, the Noah’s Ark story. It can be found here or under button 6 above later.

Genesis 2:17.... but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.

2:17, the 17th day of the second month, on the 17th day of the second month the serpent convinced Eve to eat of the fruit…

‘…..in the day that you eat of it you shall die’.

But the story about this book, ‘The Book of Jubilees’ is not over yet. Between 1947 and 1956 approximately 15 Jubilees scrolls were found in five caves at Qumran, all written in Hebrew. These were part of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. But even before the discovery, the predominant scholarly view of the ‘Book of Jubilees’ was that expressed by Robert Henry Charles. Robert Henry Charles was born in 1855. The story of the Dead Sea Scrolls also goes further.

The Isaiah scroll was identified as the first found, it was written on 17 sheets of parchment. It was also the only complete copy. In 1954 Yigael Yadin, an Israeli archeologist, bought it along with three others for $250,000 and brought them back to Israel. Yigael Yadin was born in 1917. The first excavations at Qumran (prior to finding the Dead Sea Scrolls) were of burials in the cemetery, conducted by a Henry Poole in 1855 followed by Charles Clermont-Ganneau in 1873. Full-scale work at the site began after Roland de Vaux and G. Lankester Harding in 1949 excavated what became known as Cave 1, the first scroll-bearing cave. Father Roland de Vaux was born on the 17th of December, 1903. He was a French Dominican priest who led the Catholic team that initially worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau was born on the 19th of February, 1846 and died on the 15th of February, 1923. He was a noted French Orientalist. He too fit within the definitions of the patterns I have described here in this website and my books.

Since the Book of Isaiah was the first scroll found could there have been a hidden meaning in that having happened? Isaiah is considered to mean, ‘Yahweh is salvation’. Also, part of Isaiah message was: "The land will be completely laid waste and totally plundered. The LORD has spoken this word. (Isaiah 24:3). Isaiah therefore warns the people of Israel to turn back to Yahweh.

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