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Urban Legends: The Preacher's Edition

Started by Michael:D, August 23, 2016, 12:54:20 PM

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I happened upon a website that attempts to "burst the bubble" on many widely held beliefs that turn out to be merely "Urban Legends" rather than proven facts.

Trevin Wax at TheGospelCoalition.org takes on the following in an attempt to disprove their veracity:

1. The "eye of the needle" refers to a gate outside Jerusalem.

2. The high priest tied a rope around his ankle so that others could drag him out of the Holy of Holies in case God struck him dead.

3. Scribes took baths, discarded their pens, washed their hands, etc. every time they wrote the name of God.

4. There was this saying among the sages: "May you be covered in your rabbi's dust."

5. Voltaire's house is now owned by a Bible-printing publisher.

6. Gehenna was a burning trash dump outside Jerusalem.

7. NASA scientists have discovered a "missing day" which corresponds to the Joshua account of the sun standing still.

Read the full story here:

There are a lot of reader comments on this article too (as you might expect) where many other falsehoods are discussed - very interesting...

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