History Trivia / TheBible

9th May '18 7:01:29 PM N1KF
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* ScienceMarchesOn: The concept of the world being a few thousand years old—a tenet of Young Earth Creationism—stems from early attempts to date the age of the Earth by various scholars and historians, who used known history in conjunction with the Bible (note that Genesis, in the original Hebrew, doesn't give a specific date or rate of creation). Later on, the science of geology developed, and scientists found out that the world is much, much older than they thought ...
6th Mar '18 9:30:10 PM nombretomado
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* FountainOfExpies: Jesus. ThisWiki gives us the CrystalDragonJesus and MessianicArchetype tropes; if the authors have encountered Christianity, they can be assumed to be expys. Some of the most well-known, though, include [[StarWars Luke Skywalker and his father]], [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Nagisa Kaworu]]. In RealLife, many individuals have claimed to be His reincarnation.

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* FountainOfExpies: Jesus. ThisWiki Wiki/ThisVeryWiki gives us the CrystalDragonJesus and MessianicArchetype tropes; if the authors have encountered Christianity, they can be assumed to be expys. Some of the most well-known, though, include [[StarWars Luke Skywalker and his father]], [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]], Franchise/{{Superman}}, and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Nagisa Kaworu]]. In RealLife, many individuals have claimed to be His reincarnation.
6th Mar '18 6:02:34 PM Sesboks
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** "Pride goeth before the fall". Parodied hilariously in Bill Fitzhugh's "Pest Control", as two Columbian drug lords debate semantics and paraphrasing right after they shot a trespasser to death and had his body torn apart by dogs.

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** "Pride goeth before the fall". Parodied hilariously in Bill Fitzhugh's "Pest Control", as two Columbian Colombian drug lords debate semantics and paraphrasing right after they shot a trespasser to death and had his body torn apart by dogs.
5th Jul '17 2:19:52 PM Brigid
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*** While the word Purgatory doesn't appear anywhere in the Bible, the general concept does. Primarily in Maccabees, which isn't in the Protestant versions.
18th Jun '17 11:16:13 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* AdaptationOverdosed: The Bible has been adapted hundreds of times, covering just about every medium there is, which can be expected, since it's the religious text for the world's largest religion. Among the most commonly adapted Bible stories are the stories of Noah, Moses and Jesus..

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* AdaptationOverdosed: The Bible has been adapted hundreds of times, covering just about every medium there is, which can be expected, since it's the religious text for the world's largest religion. Among the most commonly adapted Bible stories are the stories of Noah, Moses and Jesus..Jesus.



** "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Paul said something vaguely similar, but not quite...

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** "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Paul said something vaguely similar, but not quite...quite....



* WordOfDante: Obviously, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''. But also ...

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* WordOfDante: Obviously, ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''. But also ...also...
23rd Apr '17 2:41:46 PM mkmckoy
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** The popular phrase "God helps those who help themselves" is not found in the Bible. Nor was it said by Creator/BenjaminFranklin, the most common other source. Variants are found in [[OlderThanTheyThink the writings of Ancient Greek thinkers]] and it was first encountered in its modern phrasing in the work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Sidney Algernon Sidney]], a British soldier, politician, and anti-Monarchist political theorist.

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** The popular phrase "God helps those who help themselves" is not found in the Bible. Nor was it said by Creator/BenjaminFranklin, the most common other source. Variants are found in [[OlderThanTheyThink the writings of Ancient Greek thinkers]] and it was first encountered in its modern phrasing in the work of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Sidney Algernon Sidney]], a British soldier, politician, and anti-Monarchist political theorist. And it was Music/BillieHoliday who said another variant, "God bless the child that's got its own."
13th Apr '17 1:10:24 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** It's popularly assumed that the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus' side to confirm his death had his blindness cured when he touched his eyes with his blood-stained hands. This actually isn't anywhere in the Bible, but comes from a medieval best-seller ''[[http://saints.sqpn.com/golden174.htm The Golden Legend]]''. And who would hire a blind soldier anyway?

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** It's popularly assumed that the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus' side to confirm his death had his blindness cured when he touched his eyes with his blood-stained hands. This actually isn't anywhere in the Bible, but comes from a medieval best-seller ''[[http://saints.sqpn.com/golden174.htm The Golden Legend]]''. [[FridgeLogic And who would hire a blind soldier anyway?anyway?]]
14th Dec '16 5:29:16 AM Prinzenick
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** Nowhere in the Bible will you find the phrase "the lion and the lamb shall lay down together…". That's a paraphrase of Isaiah 11:6, which actually says "The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them."
2nd Dec '16 5:06:02 PM TomServo3000
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** The fish that swallowed Jonah being a whale.
26th Nov '16 3:51:48 PM nombretomado
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* FountainOfExpies: Jesus. ThisWiki gives us the CrystalDragonJesus and MessianicArchetype tropes; if the authors have encountered Christianity, they can be assumed to be expys. Some of the most well-known, though, include [[StarWars Luke Skywalker and his father]], [[ChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]], {{Superman}}, and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Nagisa Kaworu]]. In RealLife, many individuals have claimed to be His reincarnation.

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* FountainOfExpies: Jesus. ThisWiki gives us the CrystalDragonJesus and MessianicArchetype tropes; if the authors have encountered Christianity, they can be assumed to be expys. Some of the most well-known, though, include [[StarWars Luke Skywalker and his father]], [[ChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]], {{Superman}}, Franchise/{{Superman}}, and [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Nagisa Kaworu]]. In RealLife, many individuals have claimed to be His reincarnation.
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