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07 January 2017

The History of Astrology and the Gifts of the Magi

Just read an interesting blog post about the history of astrology and how it was applied in the beginning. (Reference: The Brilliant History of Astrology on Earth | Literacy Base

I believe the initial use of the science of astrology, "in the beginning", i.e. to predict weather for agriculture purposes, natural disasters, etc., is its correct use or application. 

The post goes on to state that people began to say they could apply it in human affairs for success. I believe that could possibly be when scam and con artists began to leave their indelible marks on the history of mankind. With one exception.

*The star that led the wise men to Jesus.* 


Image credit: Star Of Bethlehem by FullMoonMaster on DeviantArt
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The visit of the Magi may be a part of the so-called Christmas tradition but more importantly … it's a true story.  

It's an integral part of the most beautiful story every told.  





Christmas Tradition: The Gifts of the Magi - Daily Two Cents

Christmas Tradition: The Gifts of the Magi - Daily Two Cents

Every year during the month of December, many people direct their minds to the story about the birth of Jesus, revered by faithful Christians as the Savior of the world. Although the nativity scene always shows the three wise men (also called the three kings) adoring a newborn baby and bearing gifts, the biblical account indicates that their visitation did not occur on the night that Mary gave birth.



16 September 2016

Who is Peter Ackroyd?

Who is Peter Ackroyd?


Hmmm ... let me think.  Is he the guy in the picture?



Nope!  But you're close!  The guy in the picture below is Charles Dickens.  Ackroyd wrote a biography about Dickens.  He also wrote a bio about William Shakespeare, in case the mention about the Charles Dickens bio is not impressive enough.  :)



Charles Dickens (1812-1870) 
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Peter Ackroyd is an eccentric but well established author in many genres:  biographer, historian, poet, novelist, etc.  Published a brief write-up about him at Daily Two Cents, an online writing community that offers a revenue-share plan for contributing short posts.  Good freelance opportunity!  Great if you work from home!















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12 January 2016

All Those "ites"

Now that you know how to read you can read the Bible for yourself. That's what my momma said.



Most Bible readers (from my generation and the generations in the centuries before mine) will likely say what struck them when the first read the scriptures was all those "begats". Some people will skip over verses, even whole chapters if they see that word. The word "begat" usually connects a string of names that are very difficult to pronounce.

For me, one of things noted when turning the pages of the Old Testament starting with Genesis and working my way to the Revelation was all those "ites". The names for the inhabitants of different ancient nations.

Hittites, Asherites, Jebusites, Amorites, Amakelites, Girgashites, Moabites, Perizzites, Canaanites, and of course, Israelites.

Then it changed from "ites" to "ans".

Syrians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans.

Suffixes in the English language:

ite = follower or supporter

an = pertaining to
* ian = belonging to

Belonging to? Hmmm?  Like Christians?

Yes. Only Christ is not a nation. Christianity and the gospel message of peace and goodwill is not restricted by man-made boundaries. But it's an observation as to how the suffixes were used by the scholarly translators.

JAT. (Just a thought.) :)



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Fellow freelance writer "Javaman" shared this post:

World History - Histomap

If my view were a "theory", the histomap would have thoroughly disproved it.  Alas.  It's not a theory.  It's just a thought.  :)

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28 November 2015

Chocolate Links

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13 November 2015

Book Suggestion: Knight Life by Peter David

Storyline for "Knight Life" by Peter David:




The legendary King Arthur emerges from an enchanted cave and returns to reign once again in Camelot. Only it’s 1500 years later and Camelot is now known as New York, New York. Hardly a fairy tale city. “Because New Yorkers are all crazy” and they are not in the habit of calling anybody “Your highness”.


So don’t think you can just show up and take over. You have to run a campaign for a public office and win the votes of the people. Running for Mayor shouldn’t be too hard. Especially since you still have Merlin as your trusted counselor.


Read more at Knight Life by Peter David - Daily Two Cents






27 May 2015

One Famous Indonesian Food Item Is Not Historically Indonesian

A general review of the History of the Exotic Spice Trade will eventually lead to Indonesia.





"One Famous Indonesian Food Item Is Not Historically Indonesian
During the years 1602 to 1942, what is now the Republic of Indonesia was a Dutch colony. ... The tradition of Indonesian food known today as Rijstafel, which means Rice Table, was started by the Dutch. ..."

Read more at: Indonesian Food History – Rijistafel | Daily Two Cents


"Rijsttafel" by Jan Willem van Wessel from Rotterdam, Netherlands - Rijsttafel 13. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.



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22 December 2014

The Gifts of the Magi – Daily Two Cents

“Though one can question the total number of men that comprise what we refer to as “The Magi”, everybody accepts that there were 3 gifts and these offerings were gold, frankincense and myrrh.”


The account of the birth of Jesus recorded in New Testament scriptures is well known. But there is much that is not revealed. The gifts the wise men brought for the baby Jesus? What became of them? Something to ponder? Some things I pondered.



Read more at:

The Gifts of the Magi – Daily Two Cents


Image credit:  "The Adoration of the Magi", Google Art Project

09 December 2014

Why Do We Love Susan Lucci?

Created this poll using a product furnished by Opinion Stage. First shared via a short article titled Why Do We Love Soap Operas? | Daily Two Cents?

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09 October 2014

Who Is Peter Ackroyd?

Peter Ackroyd is a writer, in more ways than one: biographer, historian, poet, novelist. People like to describe him as eccentricMr. Ackroyd is a bit of a recluse, likes to drink, and still writes longhand. Some people consider that type of behavior somewhat peculiar. But he is without a doubt a prolific writer and has written so many books you may not know where to begin.


Suggest you start with The Trial of Elizabeth Cree; it’s a murder mystery set in 1880 Victorian London.


Or … you could try to tackle his voluminous works of the History of England or his retelling of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.


Actually, since it is Halloween season, maybe his collection of English ghost stories might be fun!


 

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