On the Eve

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On the Eve

Postby Petros » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:23 am

Christmas Eve. Allowing for time zones and precise date uncertainties, Joseph and Mary are uncomfortable, concerned, grateful for ANY shelter - what did a turn of the era mideastern stable smell like? Around the corner, angels are clearing their throats, checking their scores, replacing the string that snapped while tuning the harp, telling one another it will go all right on the night. Outside of towns shepherds sit around a fire, exchanging bad jokes and passing a flask.

A breathless world is poised.

Joy and peace to all of us.
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Re: On the Eve

Postby jjsledge » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:49 am

Those who judge the motives of othere are simply revealing what's in their own hearts. Frank Viola "Revise Us Again" p.89
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Re: On the Eve

Postby bn2bnude » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:44 am

Here are a couple of videos that discuss the date.

This one is short and succinct (12 minutes)


This one is much longer but more explanatory (1 hr, 39 min) but from Dr. Heiser's podcast.
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Re: On the Eve

Postby naturaldon » Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:47 pm

Petros wrote:Christmas Eve. Allowing for time zones and precise date uncertainties, Joseph and Mary are uncomfortable, concerned, grateful for ANY shelter - what did a turn of the era mideastern stable smell like? Around the corner, angels are clearing their throats, checking their scores, replacing the string that snapped while tuning the harp, telling one another it will go all right on the night. Outside of towns shepherds sit around a fire, exchanging bad jokes and passing a flask.

A breathless world is poised.

Joy and peace to all of us.


It's a beautiful scene, isn't it?

Happy Christ's birthday everyone.
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