Tag: Bible Words

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


Most Powerful Prayers #80, Take this Cup

For the 80th prayer, we jump over  Mark chapter 14 and the Mount of Olives, or Gethsemane,  the night before the crucifixion. where we find Jesus praying.  Mark says that Our Lord and Saviour says: “My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay alert.”  35 Going a little farther … Continue reading Most Powerful Prayers #80, Take this Cup

The Atonement of the Scapegoat

Atonement Part of Speech: Noun, mass Meaning: 1. Making up for past misdeeds, transgressions; making amends for an injury or offense. 2. Reconciliation, especially the reconciliation between God and humans. Notes: Today is Yom Kippur, the final day of the Jewish High Holidays (literally, the Days of Awe), the ten days beginning with Rosh Hashanah … Continue reading The Atonement of the Scapegoat

Moab … the hat

Moab, n. [‘ A kind of hat shaped like a turban.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /ˈməʊab/,  U.S. /ˈmoʊæb/ Etymology:Humorously < the name of Moab (see Moabite adj. and n.) occurring in the biblical phrase ‘Moab is my washpot’ (Psalm 60:8 and 108:9, where David compares the subjugated nation of Moab to a vessel used for washing the feet). In sense 1 with reference to the pot-like shape of … Continue reading Moab … the hat

Matraca–the death rattle

matraca, n. Forms: 19– matraca, 19– mattraca. [‘ In Spain and Spanish-speaking countries: a wooden rattle used instead of church bells on Good Friday, and often at other celebrations.’] Pronunciation: Brit. /məˈtrɑːkə/, U.S. /məˈtrɑkə/ Etymology: < Spanish matraca type of wooden rattle (1570) < colloquial Arabic maṭraqa hammer, hammer for making noise (in literary Arabic … Continue reading Matraca–the death rattle