Category: Old Testament

Venus is not Ishtar or Ashoreth

Venus is a planet in our solar system.  She was also called Ishtar by the Babylonians and Astarte by the Phoenicians, , but the Bible has no record of either name.   Instead, we know her by Ashoreth which becomes Aphrodite in Ancient Greece. The Babylonian Ishtar represented the evening and morning stars and was accordingly … Continue reading Venus is not Ishtar or Ashoreth


Babylonian God Nebo – Mercury

Babylonia had many gods, one of which was Nebo or Nabo. He was a prophet or herald and patron of scholars and the god of astrology. He was later picked up by the Ancient Greeks as Hermes and the Romans Mercury. He is in the Old Testament, but not as a god worshiped, but as … Continue reading Babylonian God Nebo – Mercury

Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

If ever' we as farmers in South Africa needed  to operate by faith,it is now. Faith,says Hebrews 11 "is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen". Psalm 27:1 contains this exuberant declaration of faith by David: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; “The Lord is the strength of … Continue reading Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

Thos. Jefferson on Delays and Procrastination

“Delay is preferable to error.”—THOMAS JEFFERSON, U.S. presidentUsing a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed. [but] 13  Fools base their thoughts on foolish assumptions, so their conclusions are madness [stupid folly]  14 they chatter on and on....and they 15  are so exhausted by a little work that they [delay] it as long … Continue reading Thos. Jefferson on Delays and Procrastination