History Trivia / TheBible

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 togetherů". 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.
26th Apr '16 1:05:34 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Some celebrities lend their voices in audiobooks of the Bible over the years. Examples: Creator/JimCaviezel (who portrayed Jesus Christ in ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'') lent his voice as Jesus, along with an AllStarCast of other voice actors in "[[http://www.amazon.com/Word-Promise-Complete-Audio-Bible/dp/0718024133/ The Word of Promise: The Complete Audio Bible (NKJV)]]"; and David Suchet, the actor best known for portraying Literature/HerculePoirot in [[Series/{{Poirot}} his TV series]], [[http://www.christiantoday.com/article/david.suchet.recording.the.niv.bible.is.my.legacy/36866.htm most recently brought the NIV Bible to life using his voice]] (hear him recite some Bible passages in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIRaC7jlvE0 this video]]).
1st Feb '16 11:11:49 AM FF32
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** The popular phrase "God helps those who help themselves" is not found in the Bible. Nor was it said by 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 BenjaminFranklin, 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.
29th Dec '15 10:11:11 AM DoctorCooper
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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.
20th Jul '15 10:34:26 PM DoctorCooper
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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..



** Another common misquote concerns the Garden of Eden's "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil," often mislabeled as just the "Tree of Knowledge." Considering the original Heberew, it should really be translated as "Tree of ''Omniscence''."

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** Another common misquote concerns the Garden of Eden's "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil," often mislabeled as just the "Tree of Knowledge." Considering the original Heberew, Hebrew, it should really be translated as "Tree of ''Omniscence''."
16th Apr '15 9:21:25 PM Angeldeb82
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Some celebrities lend their voices in audiobooks of the Bible over the years. Examples: Creator/JimCaviezel (who portrayed Jesus Christ in ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'') lent his voice as Jesus along with other voice actors in "[[http://www.amazon.com/Word-Promise-Complete-Audio-Bible/dp/0718024133/ The Word of Promise: The Complete Audio Bible (NKJV)]]"; and David Suchet, the actor best known for portraying Literature/HerculePoirot in [[Series/{{Poirot}} his TV series]], [[http://www.christiantoday.com/article/david.suchet.recording.the.niv.bible.is.my.legacy/36866.htm most recently brought the NIV Bible to life using his voice]] (hear him recite some Bible passages in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIRaC7jlvE0 this video]]).

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* HeyItsThatVoice: Some celebrities lend their voices in audiobooks of the Bible over the years. Examples: Creator/JimCaviezel (who portrayed Jesus Christ in ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist'') lent his voice as Jesus Jesus, along with an AllStarCast of other voice actors in "[[http://www.amazon.com/Word-Promise-Complete-Audio-Bible/dp/0718024133/ The Word of Promise: The Complete Audio Bible (NKJV)]]"; and David Suchet, the actor best known for portraying Literature/HerculePoirot in [[Series/{{Poirot}} his TV series]], [[http://www.christiantoday.com/article/david.suchet.recording.the.niv.bible.is.my.legacy/36866.htm most recently brought the NIV Bible to life using his voice]] (hear him recite some Bible passages in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIRaC7jlvE0 this video]]).
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