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National Geographic - The Secret Bible

The Secret Bible

American documentary from 2005. The series puts Christianity secrets under the microscope and want to find out what is truth and what is fiction in the case of three substances and phenomena originating in the Bible: Knights Templar, Jesus rivals and the apocalypse.

http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/x34d5q_singaporegeek_national-geographic-the-secret-bible/1#video=x1jpkye

Raiders of the Bible's origin

Jeff Rose

Part of 1 2. The archaeologist and historian Dr. Jeff Rose looks at the "bible hunters" who searched the Bible's historical origins and regularity in the last century. Bible texts were questioned by biblical scholars and archaeologists who sought its historical origins in Egypt. Bible's historical credibility was at stake and the bold "bible hunters" risked their lives for their discoveries, discoveries that threatened to shake the foundations of Christianity.

Part of 2 2. Around the turn 1900 were a committed group of the oldest biblical manuscripts that were hidden in Egypt. There were some discoveries, such as the strange zodiacs, hymns to the Egyptian sun god and heretical Christian texts. These historical texts threatened kristendomes most literal Bible reader.

One can see the programs on SVT Play for a short time only, but for those who want to see the latter as is without Swedish subtitles on YouTube.

http://www.svt.se/jakten-pa-bibelns-ursprung/

Dr. Jeff Rose is an archaeologist and anthropologist specializing in the prehistory, palaeoenvironments, genetics, and religious traditions of the Middle East.
Jeff holds a BA in Classics, MAs in bothering Archaeology and Anthropology, and a PhD in Anthropology and over the past 25 years, he has Conducted archaeological fieldwork across North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Since 2002, he has directed an Ongoing Research Project in Dhofar, southern Oman and in recognition of his discoveries, he was inducted as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer into 2012.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/7LYswsGl2MJ1gRDx5MMTln/jeff-rose

BBC. Bible Hunters 1 of 2. The Search for Bible Truth
Revealing the remarkable stories of the dedicated men and women who traveled across Egypt in the 19th and early 20th century to uncover the earliest Christian texts. Their discoveries would shed the controversial new light on the Christian origins and the story of the Bible.

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrSN7d5zIt0?rel=0]

BBC. Bible Hunters 1 of 2. The Search for the Lost Gospels
Revealing the remarkable stories of the dedicated men and women who traveled across Egypt in the 19th and early 20th century to uncover the earliest Christian texts. Discoveries included strange zodiacs, hymns to Egypt's solar god, and heretical Christian texts. The finds threatened to shake the foundations of Christianity.

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiUSj2aoN-8?rel=0]

Navajo blanket blessing to transport injured man

of the form Right now I'm in the middle of a estate. One of the things I wanted to have and which now decorate my home is a parchment-like piece with paintings of Native Americans on. In the middle dances a decorated horse. It was my uncle, who was very culturally interested, who came over this work of art, which he then framed under glass. For me, the artwork has a special meaning when one of the things I was intrigued by when I first looked at the church was the link between the Book of Mormon and America's indigenous peoples. Furthermore, the Book of Mormon accused of being false on the basis of the horses mentioned in the Book of Mormon. Today we know that horses have been precolumbiansk in America, but it was not until recently that research came up with this. Personally, I have no idea if my Native American art at home with a dancing horse in the late dated, or if it's something very old, but I really appreciate the horse in the picture, which really seems to be associated with the people that are around you.

A fb group that I receive updates from the uppskattat.se They often have very nice message and today they shared with him a story about an American man, whose economy had gone bust when he was seriously injured in a car accident. One evening he saw the equivalent of antique round on television. He balked when they showed up an Indian blanket which turned out to be very costly. The man himself had such a blanket at home and decided to find out what it was worth. The exciting story you can take part of the Youttube clip below.

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cGlS05233Q&w=560&h=315]

Desert trek Vastra Frolunda

vf Today was the last Sunday in the Västra Frölunda parish. My own congregation I have been in for over 23 years. Our beautiful assembly, the largest in Sweden, will go to Utby Township until May 2015 because the chapel will be renovated. There is a lot to be done. The entrance will be opened more, the podium should be lowered and disabled, it also applies to the handicap toilet to be made bigger. The boiler should be removed and the chapel should connect to district heating. Church benches are moved. We will get a new grand piano and new organ. The shower should be removed and we will get more toilets. The genealogical room will be opened and become more welcome to interested genealogists etc, etc. Our bishop calls the whole project that we now go to Utby Township for a desert walk. For all the members who live in Västra Frölunda, it may feel so, but we will see a whole new and fresh interior.

Today we had pie and salad Sunday. After the meetings we were able to dine and socialize. I talked, among other things with a guy who was on a visit and who worked as a professional football player for Sundsvall IF.

As a small memory of Vastra Frolunda chapel was the late Herbert Mattsson a summary of the construction of the chapel Gnistgatan 6, Vastra Frolunda.

After several years of searching for land and permission to build a chapel came a letter from the Planning Committee in March 1 1963 who stated that the church could build on the plot Basement floor in Järnbrott. The daily press had a few days later notices contained on the "Mormon Church is based in Järnbrott".

From the historical point of view, the hill on which the church would be built on known since the Viking era. Just below the slope has several relics from this period found under the Gothenburg Museum.

The members of the congregation were encouraged to organize themselves in teams and to receive church builders in their homes A building committee was formed and a construction manager came from the United States to lead the work, Ake Renlund. Church construction manager for Scandinavia, Karl Lagerberg who participated in several meetings with the authorities.

Ground was broken on April 11 1964. Currently, many of the oldest members such as Albert Brandin, Carl-Johan Larsson, Oscar Mattsson, Alma Persson and Alf Björklund. Others present were among others responsible construction manager, branch presidents in Gothenburg, district president sam mission president Alvin W Fletcher.

A new era in the history of the Church in Gothenburg began when members had to build its own chapel from scratch. We had to clear the land and put up three work sheds. Building Missionaries arrived and they lived in members' homes where food is also served. To finance this, the members pay 1% of their gross income to a so-called building fund. Work was going on between the hours 7 and 17 every weekday and until 16 on Saturday. The members had come and participate according to their ability.

Very blasting would be done before the foundation could be laid, and it was finished in May the following year. In summer 1965 there were many members who put a holiday week at the construction site. The topping will be held on October 23 1965. After a strenuous and cold winter could be the chapel in use for its purpose in July 1966. Then had the usual members contributed 15.800 hours and two had passed since the first sod.

Chapel Church opened with a special gathering the 10 September 1967.

Bountiful and Nahom

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When Nephi and his family left Jerusalem and broke down the Arabian Peninsula to the sea to build a boat that took them to America as described in the coastal area as abundant and fruitful. This is something that critics of the Church seen as evidence that the Book of Mormon is not true, because the area would apply for being barren desert. Now archaeologists have found the coastal areas corresponding to the Book of Mormon description:

"And it came to pass that we resumed our journey into the wilderness, and from that time we traveled nearly eastward. And we traveled and fought our way through many hardships in the wilderness, and our women gave birth to children in the wilderness ... And we were staying there for a period of many years, yes, a full eight years in the wilderness. And we came to the land which we called Lavishness because of the great amount of fruit and also wild honey. And all of this had been prepared by the Lord that we would not perish. And we saw the sea as we called Irreantum, which in translation means many waters. And it came to pass that we did pitch our tents on the beach. And although we endured many afflictions and much difficulty, yea, so many that we can not write about them all, we were very excited when we arrived at the sea. And we called the place Lavishness because of the great amount of fruit. Profusion "(1 Ne 17: 1, 4-6)

During the journey from Jerusalem Nephi's father in law died and was buried at a place in the Book of Mormon is called Nahom.

"And it came to pass that Ishmael died and was buried in the place that was called Nahom. "(1 Ne 16: 34)

Now there are also archaeological finds that support this place in existing Yemen. An altar, dated 700-800 f Kr, has been found, with the inscription NHM, vowels are not printed. Nephi passed this place on the 600 century BC.

Meridian Magazine 140331. "An insistent Impression"

Meridian magazine 140404. Finding the First Verifiable Book of Mormon Site

[Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulFjbh7_yOY&w=560&h=315]