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Ancient book unearthed in Ireland.

Is this quinsadence,hoax or prophesy?
A construction worker in Ireland unearthed an ancient book of Psalms while digging in a pete bog.The book is said to be 1000 to 1200 years old.The book was open to Psalm 83,in which God hears complaints of other nations wanting to destroy Israel.Is this a hoax,quinsadence or fullfilled prophesy?You be the judge.The sad thing I see in this is that certain fundamentalist will view this find as fullfiled prophesy or a sign from God like the Virgin Mary images you here about.
Well here is.
Psalms 83:A Prayer for the Destruction of Israel's Enemies
O God, do not keep silent; be not quiet, O God, be not still. See how your enemies are astir, how your foes rear their heads. With cunning they conspire against your people; they plot against those you cherish. "Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, that the name of Israel be remembered no more." With one mind they plot together; they form an alliance against you- the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, Gebal, Ammon and Amalek, Philistia, with the people of Tyre. Even Assyria has joined them to lend strength to the descendants of Lot. Do to them as you did to Midian, as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon, who perished at Endor and became like refuse on the ground. Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, who said, "Let us take possession of the pasturelands of God." Make them like tumbleweed, O my God, like chaff before the wind. As fire consumes the forest or a flame sets the mountains ablaze, so pursue them with your tempest and terrify them with your storm. Cover their faces with shame so that men will seek your name, O LORD. May they ever be ashamed and dismayed; may they perish in disgrace. Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD-that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

Judaism versus Zionism 25.Jul.2006 22:04

skeptic

If one references recent comments by Rabbi Ahron Cohen, Israel is filled with secular Zionists that deserve what's coming to them, the entire destruction of the state of Israel. It is about time, not the End of the World. Judaism and those tolerant Jews are the remmant that remain protected because the Torah remains in effect.

This is the link. 25.Jul.2006 22:15

Electricoolaid


the results 25.Jul.2006 23:03

are in

definately a hoax

reality pill 26.Jul.2006 01:47

doc spin

Strange coincidence, lets forget the overall astronomical odds of the whole stupid thing for a while and just ask the plain and simple question -- do you believe in CONVENIENT coincidences OR do you believe pigs fly?

Give us a break will yas!

Holy Shit it is on CNN 26.Jul.2006 01:56

for fun and Prophets and more Profits

Holy shit it is on CNN so it must be true. Cause CNN never lies or gets mislead by groups needing funding or propaganda purposes. Like when the Hill and Knowlton advertisement company helped to report the killing of babies in Kuwait by the invading Iraqis back before the first Persian Gulf War. When the young 15 year old nurse Nayirah (daughter of the Kuwaiti embassador) sat infront of the US representives crying how babies were thrown from incubators by Iraqi soldiers stealing from Kuwait. Luckily as CNN reported the "truth" the Wirthlin Group monitored polls.  http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/3589/us-iraq-lie.html

So if it is on CNN it must be true. God is on the Israeli side and God must be blessing the US to bomb Iran.

CNN and the Irish Examiner:

Medieval book of psalms unearthed
First millennium manuscript, open to Psalm 83, found in Irish mud

Tuesday, July 25, 2006 Posted: 2228 GMT (0628 HKT)

DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -- Irish archaeologists Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms by a construction worker while driving the shovel of his backhoe into a bog.

The approximately 20-page book has been dated to the years 800-1000. Trinity College manuscripts expert Bernard Meehan said it was the first discovery of an Irish early medieval document in two centuries.

"This is really a miracle find," said Pat Wallace, director of the National Museum of Ireland, which has the book stored in refrigeration. Researchers will conduct years of painstaking analysis before putting the book on public display.

"There's two sets of odds that make this discovery really way out," Wallace said. "First of all, it's unlikely that something this fragile could survive buried in a bog at all, and then for it to be unearthed and spotted before it was destroyed is incalculably more amazing."

He said an engineer was digging up bogland last week to create commercial potting soil somewhere in Ireland's midlands when "just beyond the bucket of his bulldozer, he spotted something." Wallace would not specify where the book was found because a team of archaeologists is still exploring the site.

"The owner of the bog has had dealings with us in past and is very much in favor of archaeological discovery and reporting it," Wallace said.

Crucially, he said, the bog owner covered up the book with damp soil. Had it been left exposed overnight, he said, "it could have dried out and just vanished, blown away."

The book was found open to a page describing, in Latin script, Psalm 83, in which God hears complaints of other nations' attempts to wipe out the name of Israel.

Wallace said several experts spent Tuesday analyzing only that page -- the number of letters on each line, lines on each page, size of page -- and the book's binding and cover, which he described as "leather velum, very thick wallet in appearance."

It could take months of study, he said, just to identify the safest way to pry open the pages without damaging or destroying them. He ruled out the use of X-rays to investigate without moving the pages.

Ireland already has several other holy books from the early medieval period, including the ornately illustrated Book of Kells, which has been on display at Trinity College in Dublin since the 19th century.

 http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/07/25/ireland.psalms.ap/

Bog of psalms: 'Ireland's Dead Sea Scrolls' unearthed

FRAGMENTS of an ancient manuscript, possibly more than 1,000 years old, have been uncovered in a bog.

The discovery of the Psalter or Book of Psalms in the south Midlands has already been hailed by experts as the greatest find from a European bog.

The only text already identified on the vellum manuscript is from Psalm 83 which, ironically in the current political climate, speaks of God's enemies plotting to wipe out Israel.

The find is said to be one of the most significant discoveries in European and world archaeology in decades and has been referred to as the Irish equivalent of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Specialists have said it is impossible to know how the manuscript ended up in the bog, but believe it may have been lost in transit or dumped after a raid possibly 1,000-1,200 years ago while estimates date the book to 800AD.

 link to www.irishexaminer.com

Something like the passports 26.Jul.2006 07:00

Tom

That fluttered down from the sky after the 9-11 events, and proved beyond a shadow of doubt that certain Islamic terrorists were on the plane.

Nothing significant in reference to Israel 26.Jul.2006 08:46

aulddubliner

If this book was made during the second part of the first millenium A.D. any reference to Israel does not have any great significance. The whole christian religion is based on the concerns of a few Caananite tribes, so of course Israel would be mentioned. I wonder is there any mention in the book about some of the other tribes in the region making a plea to their god(s) to spare them from genocide at the hands of the followers of "Yahweh".
It is high time people stopped basing their lives around the in-fighting of desert-based societies of two thousand years ago. It is time to base our lives on modern scientific knowledge, not ancient superstitious twaddle.

sounds like a planted artifact 26.Jul.2006 13:45

Fenbar the archaeologist

"The owner of the bog has had dealings with us in past and is very much in favor of archaeological discovery and reporting it," Wallace said.

this sounds archaeologically fishy! remember piltdown man.

Reuters left out the whole story about the recent book findings... 28.Jul.2006 12:41

harlequin

I found a book in my closet once under a pile of clothes that foretold that Israel would lie to go to war. I additionally found a fruit sticker that used to be on a plum grown in Israel that was UPSIDE DOWN on a dirty sock! Can you believe it!

Reuters refused to carry that one...despite repeated contact attempts. Truly biased on such awe inspiring portents, like only reporting that bog find and ignoring the book I found in my closet that came with the dirty sock.

Reuters should have a policy of publishing all mystical portents of mumbo-jumbo to get a full picture of the world--or publishing none of them, I say.

Whatcha think?