The origin of power

Each morning the sun-god keeps on ascending out of the sea, like a fish. This is a golden symbol of power. John was aware of that when attending to the writing of Revelation in Patmos. It’s in chapter 13:1-3  that you can find his complete vision: “And it stood still upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a wild beast ascending out of the sea, with ten horns (Greek κέρατα, Hebrew קֶרֶן qeren, this term will[…]

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Pulp fiction

The dreadful  Ezekiel 25:17 speech Jules delivers in Pulp Fiction (1993) is not totally a biblical verse. Only the final line is inspired by the scriptural passage. The words paraphrasing Ezekiel in the film, as delivered by Jules, are the following: “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good[…]

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Joseph’s dream of sun and moon and 11 stars

Joseph, one of the sons of Jacob, was aged 17, when, one night, he had a dream, which he described to his family. In an astonishing vision, the heavenly bodies were coming to bow in obedience to him. Then, he was sold into Egypt, presumably before reaching his eighteenth birthday. This is the dream: “After that, he had still another dream, and he related it to his brothers: “I have had another dream. This time the sun and[…]

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Tammuz and the worship of the sun

Worship of the celestial bodies A totally binding commandment can be found in Exodus 20:2-6, which largely deals with worship. “You must not have any other gods besides me”. Moreover: “You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above. Or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. You must not bow down to them nor be enticed to serve them, for I am[…]

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The number 666 the beast and the sun

666: many people tend to assign to this number a negative connotation.  They think of Apocalypse 13:18 where this number is associated with the beast. 666 in the book of Revelation There you can read: “It puts under compulsion all people—the small and the great, the rich and the poor, the free and the slaves—that these should be marked on their right hand or on their forehead,  and that nobody can buy or sell except a[…]

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