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Thursday, December 15 2016
The High Priest's Palace
"And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for My sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you"
The English-language word "palace" originated from a Latin word, Palatium, which was the name given to the house, located atop one of Rome's infamous hills, of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars). Augustus is also recorded in the Holy Bible for his declaring of the tax census that resulted in the Messiah being born in Bethlehem, exactly as prophesied (see Bethlehem In History And Prophecy).
"2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
"Palace" is used to translate the Hebrew word of the Old Testament (even though the namesake "palace" didn't exist yet), pronounced hay-cawl, that meant a large public administration building where a king or leader (usually a king; see also Why Is God A King, Not A President?) ruled and resided (there are still today numerous examples of it e.g. 10 Downing Street in London or the White House in Washington).
In the New Testament, "palace" is used to translate the Greek word, pronounced ow-lay, that referred to a large mansion with an open public courtyard. It was that word that was used for "the high priest's palace" at the time of the Messiah's Crucifixion (see The Crucifixion Of The Messiah).
"26:3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him." (Matthew 26:3-4 KJV)
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This Day In History, December 15
37: Nero (Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus) was born. He was the Emperor of Rome from October 13, 54 to June 9, 68 (see Nero's Torches; also The Politics Of Rome and Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire).
533: Byzantine General Belisarius defeated the Vandals at the Battle of Ticameron.
1794: The Revolutionary Tribunal was abolished in France (see also Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right?).
1794: During the War of the Austrian Succession, the Prussians under Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau heavily defeated the Saxons under Rutowski at the Battle of Kesseldorf near Dresden.
1806: During the Napoleonic Wars, French forces under Napoleon entered Warsaw, Poland (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1840: Napoleon's remains were interred in Les Invalides in Paris, after having been brought from St. Helena where he died in exile.
1890: Sioux chief Tatanka Iyotake was shot and killed at age 59 by native-American police who were trying to arrest him. He is better known to history as "Sitting Bull" (see also The First Chinese American War).
1891: James Naismith (1861-1939), a Canadian from Almonte, Ontario, invented basketball (with a soccer ball and 2 peach baskets) while working as a physical education teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts.
1899: During the second Boer War, the British made a frontal attack in the battle of Colenso aimed at relieving the besieged town of Ladysmith. The action failed and the British lost over 1,100 men.
1914: The Battle of Lodz ended. Russian forces retreated toward Moscow.
1961: Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was convicted of crimes against humanity by a court in Israel and sentenced to hang (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion and Why Does Satan Love Liars?).
1964: Canada adopted the Maple Leaf flag.
1970: The unmanned Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 landed on Venus becoming the first Earth spacecraft to land on another planet.
1973: The American (i.e. U.S.) Psychiatric Association voted 13-0 to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.
1995: West European leaders announced that the new European monetary unit would be known as the "Euro" (see also Ein Volk! Ein Reich! Ein Euro!).
2001: The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened after a 11 year, $27 million attempt to reinforce the structure.
2005: Walter Haut died at age 83. Haut, a former spokesman for the Roswell Army Air Field, took dictation on July 8, 1947, as base commander Col. William Blanchard dictated a news release about a recovered "flying saucer" and ordered Haut to issue it.