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Saturday, January 28 2017
The Rabbi Who Gave The John 3:16 Teaching
"There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto Him, Rabbi, we know that Thou art a teacher come from God"
"Rabbi" is the English-language rendering of the Hebrew word, pronounced hrawb-bee, which means master, as a teacher. The meaning of the master / teacher term carried over into English with, for example, "master," or "head master" of an educational institution (Master: "The presiding officer of a school" The WordWeb Dictionary from Princeton University).
John the Baptist (see also The Miraculous Birth Of John The Baptist) was a teacher, a "rabbi" ("they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi") - the meaning of which is made all the more obvious in that "disciple" means student ("there arose a question between some of John's disciples"; see also Disciples, Ministers, Apostles, Prophets).
"3:23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. 3:24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
Exactly as John said, he was preparing the Way for a greater "Rabbi" (see The John The Baptist Prophecies).
"1:37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?" (John 1:37-38 KJV)
The famous "John 3:16" teaching was given to a Pharisee, Nicodemus (see also What Did Joseph And Nicodemus Do With The Messiah's Body?), by the Rabbi Jesus: "There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God."
"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 with him.
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This Day In History, January 28
814: Charlemagne ("Charles the Great"), German king and Holy Roman emperor (the Holy Roman Empire was officially known as The Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation; see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation), died at age 71 (see also Emperors and Popes and Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1547: King Henry VIII of England died at age 55. England broke away from the Church of Rome during Henry's reign. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI became King, and the first "Protestant" ruler of England.
1561: In France, the Edict of Orleans outlawed the persecution of Huguenots (French Protestants) by Catholics.
1581: In Scotland, King James VI signed the Second Confession of Faith.
1596: British explorer and naval officer Sir Francis Drake died at age 50. Drake and his crew were the first Englishmen to sail around the world (1577-1580). Later, in 1588, Drake was one of the commanders of the British fleet that defended Britain from the Spanish Armada (sent by the Pope to invade and subjugate Britain).
1724: The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, Czar of Russia.
1725: Peter the Great, Czar of Russia (czar is the Russian form of Caesar, as is the German Kaiser), died at age 52 after reigning from 1682 (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1788: The first British penal colony was established at Botany Bay in New South Wales, Australia.
1807: Pall Mall ("parallel to the mall") in London became the first street to be illuminated by gaslight.
1871: During the Franco-Prussian War (France and Germany), Prussian forces captured Paris.
1918: Dr. John McCrae, the Canadian military doctor who wrote In Flanders Fields during the First World War (1914-1918), died.
1921: German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein (as a Jew, Einstein fled his native Germany when the Nazis began their rise to power; see also Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative? and Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings) proposed the possibility that the size of the universe could be calculated (see also Einstein's Holy Spirit Formula and Parabolic Prophecies).
1932: In the lead-up to the Pacific theater of the Second World War, the Japanese army occupied Shanghai to force an end to a Chinese boycott of Japanese goods.
1935: Iceland became the first country to "legalize" (in man's eyes, not God's) abortion on medical or "social" (i.e. commit fornication or adultery, then commit murder to get rid of the "problem") excuses.
1943: During the Second World War (1939-1945), Adolf Hitler (see Why Does Satan Love Liars? and Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) mobilized the entire German adult population for the war effort (see also The Terrorist Attack That Enabled Hitler To Become A Dictator).
1950: The French Assembly ratified their proclamation under which Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos became "independent" colonies within the French union. After France retreated from the region due to the civil wars that their imperialism created, the U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War (which was actually a civil war between the Vietnamese people whose single country had been partitioned in 1954, by the French at the end of the First Indochina War, into North and South Vietnam; see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).
1973: The Vietnam War (see the entry for 1950, above) cease-fire was signed by the U.S. and North Vietnam in Paris.
1980: During the Iranian hostage crisis, 6 U.S. "diplomats" (most of whom were later admitted to be CIA agents), who missed being taken captive when the U.S. Embassy was invaded by Iranian militants, escaped out of Tehran in what became known as "The Canadian Caper." The U.S. spies were secretly given refuge by Canadian diplomats (genuine diplomats) in the Canadian Embassy for over 2 months before leaving Iran by using Canadian identities and passports provided by the Canadian government. The Hollywood fantasy movie Argo (that millions of people now regard as "history") grossly distorted the reality of the events, ignoring or leaving out most of the Canadian work that made it happen. The Canadian ambassador, Ken Taylor, who was actually there and risked his life to give refuge to the U.S. diplomats, called the movie "a grossly-dishonest propaganda film that glorified the CIA."
1986: Seven astronauts died after the Challenger space shuttle exploded 72 seconds after launch - Francis "Dick" Scobee, 46; Michael Smith, 40; Judith Resnik, 36; Ellison Onizuka, 39; Ronald McNair, 35; Gregory Jarvis, 41; Christa McAuliffe, 37. A total of 14 U.S. astronauts died in two separate space shuttle launch (Challenger) or re-entry (Columbia) failures.