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King James Bible: Matthew, Chapter 23
Chapter 23 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and...
New Testament >> Matthew
King James Bible: John, Chapter 1
Chapter 1 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 1:4 In him was life; and the life...
New Testament >> John
King James Bible: John, Chapter 3
Chapter 3 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be...
New Testament >> John
Looking For The Hub Of The Sacreed Wheel: Part 1
It is often said that all paths are like spokes on a wheel. We start at the rime and follow a spoke to the hub of central truth from which all paths arise and to which they all return. Those of you who've been following my articles should also know that to a...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Derivation of "Jesus Christ" and "Jehovah"
<Xian poster> Jesus Christ, Jehovah, Yahweh, etc. anyway you say it, it means the same. <Raven’s response> Actually, no they don’t. "Jehovah" is using the German phonetics where J=Y ("jahwohl"="yavoll"), and...
Religions >> Christianity
King James Bible: John, Chapter 6
Chapter 6 6:1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 6:2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. 6:3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there...
New Testament >> John
You Have The Power: A Defense For Christians Doing Magick
Recently, Pope John Paul II created a flap when he pronounced, when speaking to some visiting group, that we needed to remember that God includes both genders, and that the feminine aspect of the Deity was as important as the masculine aspect which has become,...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions

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The Rabbi Akiva exchange, part 1: The greatest Jewish sage of his time
Your new book on Rabbi Akiva, one of the most mythological figures in Jewish history, takes on the difficult task of separating between the facts and the legends concerning the great Talmudic sage.
The Kiss of Heaven at Beth Jacob
Rabbi Akiva Gross started the Birkat Hamazon (the blessing after the meal), then handed the microphone to Rabbi E, his father-in-law.
How I Learned to See the Bigger Picture
Rabbi Akiva was accustomed to saying, “Everything G‑d does is for the good.” Once Rabbi Akiva was traveling with a donkey, a rooster and a candle, and when night came he tried to find lodging in a nearby village, only to be turned away. No one wanted him.
Pappus said to him, “Akiva! Aren't you afraid of the authorities?” Rabbi Akiva replied, “I will give you a parable.
Left-Wing Anti-Death Penalty Petition Misstates Jewish Position
The rabbis taught that a court that often puts others to death is deeply problematic. How often? Rabbi Eliezer ben Azariah says, "Every 70 years.

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Akiva ben Joseph - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rabbi Akiva was a leading contributor to the Mishnah and Midrash Halakha. He is referred to in the Talmud as Rosh la-Chachamim (Head of all the Sages).
Rabbi Akiva - Jewish History
Rabbi Akiva is not only one of the most beloved and heroic figures in Jewish history, but a source of inspiration to all peoples throughout all of the ages.
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Rabbi Akiba: A Drop of Water. A Drop of ... The Daughter of Rabbi Akiba.
Rabbi Akiba - My Jewish Learning
Reprinted from The Jewish Religion: A Companion , published by Oxford University Press. Rabbi Akiba was the foremost teacher of the Torah who ...
Why Rabbi Akiva is My Hero -
May 10, 2014 The period of counting the Omer is also a time of national mourning. The Talmud (Yevamot 62b) recounts that Rabbi Akiva, one of the greatest ...

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