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Old World Noah:
7 April 2014 Last updated at 16:20 GMT
Syria: Dutch priest Fr van der Lugt shot dead in Homs
[Notice the COUPLE Johan Baptist and Jesus, the first belongs to the old world/testament and announces the Savior of the new world/testament - note of avles]
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A Dutch priest well known for refusing to leave the besieged Syrian city of Homs has been shot dead by a gunman.
Frans van der Lugt, who was in his 70s, had become a renowned figure in the rebel-held area that has been blockaded by government forces for nearly two years.
He had refused to be evacuated, saying he would not leave Homs while there were still Christians in the city.
The motive behind Fr van der Lugt's killing is unclear.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based activist group, said he was shot twice in the head.
(... and with a bit of Methuselah)
From Wikipedia [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methuselah ]:
According to the Hebrew Bible, Methuselah (Hebrew: מְתֿוּשֶלַח / מְתֿוּשָלַח, Modern Mətušélaḥ / Mətušálaḥ Tiberian Məṯûšélaḥ / Məṯûšālaḥ ; "Man of the dart/spear", or alternatively "his death shall bring judgment") is purported to be the oldest person to ever live. Extra-biblical tradition maintains that he died on the 11th of Cheshvan of the year 1656 (Anno Mundi, after Creation), at the age of 969, seven days before the beginning of the Great Flood. Methuselah was the son of Enoch and the grandfather of Noah.
The name Methuselah, or the phrase "old as Methuselah", is commonly used to refer to any living thing reaching great age.
New World Noah:
A Jesuit missing in Syria; the Vatican batting 1.000 in American courts
Aug. 9, 2013 |
Like most journalists who have been in Rome lately, I know Fr. Paolo Dall'Oglio, the Jesuit missionary and pro-democracy activist who disappeared in Syria 11 days ago, becoming the latest symbol of the suffering afflicting everyone in that war-torn nation, especially its Christian minority.Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino confirmed Tuesday that Dall'Oglio is in the hands of "a local version of Al-Qaeda," presumably a reference to the militant "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" that's become a major player in the uprising against President Bashar Assad.
Few Westerners know Syria as well as Dall'Oglio or feel as passionate about it.
"..... If the question arise, How came it that the Bayblonians themselves adopted such a doctrine as regeneration by baptism, we have light also on that. In the Babylonian Mysteries, the commemoration of the flood, of the ark, and the grand events in the life of Noah, was mingled with the worship of the Queen of Heaven and her son. Noah, as having lived in two worlds, both before the flood and after it, was called "Dipheus," or "twice-born," and was represented as a god with two heads looking in opposite directions, the one old, and the other young. Though we have seen that the two-headed Janus in one aspect had reference to Cush and his son, Nimrod, viewed as one god, in a two-fold capacity, as the Supreme, and Father of all the deified "mighty ones," yet, in order to gain for him the very authority and respect essential to constitute him properly the head of the great system of idolatry that the apostates inaugurated, it was necessary to represent him as in some way or other identified with the great patriarch, who was the Father of all, and who had so miraculous a history.
Therefore in the legends of Janus, we find mixed up with other things derived from an entirely different source, statements not only in regard to his being the "Father of the world," but also his being "the inventor of ships," which plainly have been borrowed from the history of Noah; and therefore, the remarkable way in which he is represented in the figure here presented to the reader may confidently be concluded to have been primarily suggested by the history of the great Diluvian patriarch, whose integrity in his two-fold life is so particularly referred to in the Scripture, where it is said (Gen 6:9), "Noah was just a man, and perfect in his generations," that is, in his life before the flood, and in his life after it. The whole mythology of Greece and Rome, as well as Asia, is full of the history and deeds of Noah, which it is impossible to misunderstand...."
[The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop, Chapter IV Doctrine and Discipline, Section I Baptismal Regeneration]
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