Bible stories swept under the carpet

by jgnat 75 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • AuldSoul


    They were only left in Ashdod and Gath according to Joshua 11. Interestingly...

    1 Samuel 17:4—And a champion began to go out from the camps of the Phi·lis´tines, his name being Go·li´ath, from Gath, his height being six cubits and a span.

    So, Goliath was descended from the Nephilim, of the Rephaim, akin to the sons of Anak, who all died in the flood.

    Joshua 14:13-15—At that Joshua blessed him and gave He´bron to Ca´leb the son of Je·phun´neh as an inheritance. 14 That is why He´bron has come to belong to Ca´leb the son of Je·phun´neh the Ken´iz·zite as an inheritance down to this day, for the reason that he followed Jehovah the God of Israel fully. 15 The name of He´bron before that was Kir´i·ath-ar´ba ([said Ar´ba was] the great man among the An´a·kim). And the land had no disturbance from war.


  • nicolaou

    (Leviticus 20:9) 9 “‘In case there should be any man who calls down evil upon his father and his mother, he should be put to death without fail. It is his father and his mother upon whom he has called down evil. His own blood is upon him.

    (Psalm 137:8-9) 8 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be despoiled, Happy will he be that rewards you With your own treatment with which you treated us. 9 Happy will he be that grabs ahold and does dash to pieces Your children against the crag.

    (Numbers 31:17-18) 17 And now kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has had intercourse with man by lying with a male. 18 And preserve alive for yourselves all the little ones among the women who have not known the act of lying with a male.

    Interestingly (and sickeningly), verse 18 seems to be referring to little girls who have not slept with men and that it is these who should be preserved "for yourselves"- the soldiers. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that Jehovah is here sanctioning the rape of young girls.

  • AnnOMaly
    The bible seems to be very similiar to x-rated movies.

    Ezekiel 23 on the 2 whores Oholah and Oholibah - the imagery is Oh-ooo-la-la!

    Numbers 25:6-8 on how Phinehas executed 2 illicit lovers - brings tears to the eyes!

  • luna2

    Ténébreux, yes...Lot's incestuous daughters. That's a lovely Bible story to read with your children.

    David and Bathsheba...another favorite. King David, such a great guy! Commits adultry with another man's wife, gets her pregnant, tries to cover it up by fixing it so her husband can come home on leave, hoping Uriah will have sex with his wife and think the baby is his...and then, when that doesn't work, arranges for the poor slob to be killed. What a slimeball! But he's Jerhover's favorite, so he doesn't get punished directly...he just has problems with his family life. Aw, geeze, poor David.

  • Honesty
    So...the Anakim were there still. There were still descendants of the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, among the peoples. This has been well covered over and not just by JWs.




    What spin will the WACKTOWER use on this scripture? Probably denial?

    Unlike the WACKTOWER NEW WORLD ORDER TRANSLATION, some translations actually tell it like it is:

    Num 13:33 We even saw the Nephilim there.” (The offspring of Anak were descended from the Nephilim. ) “To ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and we must have seemed the same to them.” (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

  • Frannie Banannie
    Frannie Banannie
    John 8 (New International Version)
    New International Version (NIV)

    John 8

    1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.

    But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

    9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"

    11 "No one, sir," she said.
    "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

    This portion of the Gnu-Whirled Translation was in FINE PRINT in the NWT (a then-recent edition) that I was using in 1992 when I left the WTS. At that time, I had WT and Awake bound volumes dating back to the 20's and complete reference guides, as well as the Concordance, etc. When I had noticed that the story about the stoning of the adultress was in fine print in the NWT that I had, I carefully researched every volume and reference in my possession to see if there was any commentary or teachings on this particular incident. There were absolutely NONE in the WTS publications.....EVER. This helped me to confirm the WTS penchant for teaching hatred and a judgmental attitude instead of the loving-kindness by which TRUE followers were to be identified. The WTS doesn't use this particular story and seeks to make it invisible by having it in fine print, so as not to even imply that anyone of their members be merciful in their attitude towards anyone else, not even their family members.

  • Shining One
    Shining One

    Hi Jgnat,
    I see you are now into Bible denegration. What happened, did your God/no god debate take your faith away? If I were you, I would teach these passages in Sunday school. LOL

  • Shining One
    Shining One

    >The account of the Israelite man marrying a non-Israelite woman
    What's your point?

  • Shining One
    Shining One

    >(Deuteronomy 22:28-29) 28 "In case a man finds a girl, a virgin who has not been engaged, and he actually seizes her and lies down with her, and they have been found out, 29 the man who lay down with her must also give the girl’s father fifty silver shekels, and she will become his wife due to the fact that he humiliated her. He will not be allowed to divorce her all his days.
    Again, what is your point?

  • Shining One
    Shining One

    > * Gen 5:24 "And Enoch kept walking with the true God. Then he was no more, for God took him".
    * 2 Kings 2:11 "And it came about taht as they were walking along, speaking as they walked, why, look! a fiery war chariot and fiery horses, and they proceeded to make a separation between them both, and Elijah went ascending in the windstorm to the heavens".
    * This was witnessed by Elisha who then ripped his garments off in verse 12.
    * Wont see this in any Bible story book.
    The Claw
    Uh, these guys were 'taken' to heaven with no death experience.....perhaps you need to understand before you speak?

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