Day: December 8, 2011

A Man’s Honour lies between …

By Tarek Fatah Source / Courtesy: The Huffington Post, Canada In Khaled Hosseini’s soul-piercing novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, the character Nana, a poor unwed mother, tells her five-year-old daughter, Mariam: “Learn this now and learn it well, my daughter: Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing […]

Philippines: Changing face of terror

Courtesy Asia Times Online: By Jacob Zenn. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has recently redoubled its efforts to capture suspected insurgents responsible for the killing of 19 special forces troops in al-Barka, Basilan in mid-October and in the process uproot the remaining pockets of Abu Sayyaf fighters in […]

Bar-Hebraeus and Nature of Jesus

According to Encyclopedia Britannica: Motivated toward scholarly pursuits by his father, a Jewish convert to Christianity, Bar Hebraeus emigrated to Antioch (now Antakya, Turkey) and at the age of 17 became a hermit. He was made a bishop at 20 and an archbishop at 26, and by 1264 he was […]

Hebrew Old Testament versus the Greek Old Testament: Septuagint, explains the glossed over story!

Greek version has several books that were not in the original Hebrew Old Testament.  The translated version into Greek is called Septuagint.  The word ‘version,’ is more fitting than ‘translation,’ because of dramatic differences! The following is copied from Wikipedia and details will follow in the comment section. The Septuagint ( /ˈsɛptjuːəˌdʒɪnt/), […]