Bible – Stories & Facts

Wacky Treatments That Were Considered Cutting-Edge

For 2,400 years, patients have believed that doctors were doing good; for 2,300 years, they were wrong, according to historian David Wootton, in “Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages”. Here, the recently published book reveals some wacky treatments once considered cutting-edge. TOOTHACHES In ancient Egypt, a dead mouse was placed on the tooth of a person in dental distress. In ancient Rome, toothaches were treated by rubbing one’s mouth…

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The Locust Plague Described in Full Detail

In 1915, a plague of locusts covered Palestine and Syria from the border of Egypt to the Taurus Mountains. The first swarms appeared in March. These were adult locusts that came from the northeast and moved toward the southwest in clouds so thick they obscured the sun. The females were 2.5 to 3 inches long, and they immediately began to lay eggs by digging holes in the soil about four inches deep and depositing about…

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Slavery in the Holy Bible

First, the Bible can be read as a pro-slavery book. The Old Testament, for instance, condones slavery, but the slave had to be freed after seven years UNLESS the slave voluntarily agreed to lifelong slavery. Abraham, for instance, was a slave owner. The New Testament does not condemn slavery, either. Once Paul figured out that Onesimus was a runaway slave, Paul returned him to Philemon. Secondly, I think sometimes we see slavery as a negative…

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The Civil War Ordinance Plow

It’s a plow with a cannon inside. Why bother beating your sword into a plowshare when you can have it both ways? Normally the part of the plow that’s attached to the horse is a solid piece of metal, but on this plow, it was hollowed out to serve as a cannon. As “a means of defense in repelling surprises and skirmishing attacks on those engaged in peaceful avocation, it is unrivaled,” New York inventors…

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Rope a Dope: the History of Rope

According to Merriam Webster, rope is “a large stout cord of strands of fibers or wire twisted or braided together.” If it isn’t made from strands twisted or braided together, then it isn’t properly “rope.” Rope is also referred to as cordage. Cordage below 3/16″ in diameter——twine and clothesline being examples—isn’t considered true rope. Cordage above 3/16″ in diameter is. Before the invention of plastic, materials used to make rope ranged from plant sources, (palm…

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  • Galatians 5:16 January 16, 2022
    “So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”
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