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Tuesday, October 23 2018
A Bible Journey, 65: The Parting Of The Sea Hymn
"I will sing unto the LORD, for He hath triumphed gloriously"
The LORD God (see A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name), Who was later born as the mortal human Jesus Christ, (see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God) delivered the Israelites, with their Christian baptism, through the wind-parted sea (see A Bible Journey, 64: How Did The LORD Part The Sea For The Israelites?).
"10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." (1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV)
The English-language word "hymn" originated from a Greek word, pronounced hymnos, that meant a song of praise to God. That is exactly what the Israelites did when they arrived safely on shore, while the army that had been pursuing them perished in the waters.
"15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying,
While Moses is well-known as the leader of Israel at that stage of their history (see A Bible Journey, 54: The Miraculous Signs Of Moses) and that Aaron became the first high priest just after the Exodus (see The Origin Of The Levite Priesthood), many do not realize that their sister Miriam (who played a key role in Moses being adopted into the Pharaoh's palace; see A Bible Journey, 52: Moses - From The River To The Desert) was a "prophetess."
"15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
While some incorrectly teach that Mount Sinai (its name alone proves where it is - in the Sinai) is in what is today known as Saudi Arabia (a country that has existed in name only since the 1920s) because they fail to understand the full extent of "Arabia" (see Paul's Geography Lesson to understand that the Sinai is in Arabia), Mount Sinai is in reality in the Sinai Peninsula.
Further obvious proofs are included in the Scriptures e.g. after crossing the sea "they went out into the wilderness of Shur." Shur is recorded a number of times in the Bible, including when Hagar left Hebron, in southern Israel, on her way back to her native Egypt - a route that goes straight through the northern Sinai Peninsula, no where near what is today known as Saudi Arabia: "16:1 Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar ... 16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur." (Genesis 16:1,6-7 KJV)
"15:22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 15:24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
Fact Finder: Where were Miriam, Aaron And Moses (stated in the order of their deaths) buried?
This Day In History, October 23
42 BC: During Rome's Republic-era civil wars (see The Roman Republic and The Origin Of Politics and Republics; also The Founding Of Rome: The Curious Tale Of Romulus and Remus and The Roman Empire), Mark Antony (a later ally of Cleopatra; see The Greek Empire: Cleopatra and The Ptolemies Of Egypt) and Octavian (Octavian, later known as Caesar Augustus, was the Roman imperial king who declared the famous census that resulted in Jesus Christ (see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God) fulfilling the prophecy of being born in Bethlehem i.e. "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" Luke 2:1 KJV; see The Roman Emperors: Augustus and Does Rome Have Christ's Birth Certificate?) defeated the forces of Brutus at the Second Battle of Philippi.
Brutus (best known for taking a leading role in the assassination of Julius Caesar; see The Roman Emperors: Julius Caesar) committed suicide after the battle.
425: Amidst the political and military crumbling and division of the Roman Empire, Valentinian III was proclaimed Roman Emperor at the age of 6. The original Roman Empire was superseded by the German Empire (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1086: Almoravid armies defeated Alfonso of Castile near Badajoz, thereby establishing a Muslim foothold in Spain (see also The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South).
1295: The first treaty of the "Auld Alliance" between Scotland and France against England was signed in Paris.
1641: Over 50,000 people were massacred when Catholics rebelled against Protestants in Ireland.
1642: The Battle of Edgehill was fought. It was the first major conflict of the English Civil War between royalists under King Charles I and the Parliamentarians. Both sides claimed victory.
1679: The "Meal Tub Plot" against James II of England.
1694: British (82 years before the rebellion of the New England colonies that Britain established in the wilderness over a century earlier, and decades before the English of "New England" took control of "New France") colonial forces led by Sir William Phipps failed in their attempt to seize Quebec from France. After a battle in which Phipps lost over 400 men, he sailed back to Boston.
1707: The first Parliament of Britain began. "Parliament" is from a French word that means to speak from a mount i.e. to speak where everyone can see and hear.
1861: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln suspended the legal writ of habeas corpus for all military-related cases.
1867: The Canadian Senate was established by Royal Proclamation.
1911: The first use of aircraft in war; an Italian observation plane in Libya during the war between Turkey and Italy to decide which country would rule Libya (see also Who Was The First To Fly?).
1942: During the Second World War (1939-1945; see The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), British and Commonwealth tanks and mechanized infantry under Bernard Montgomery launched a major offensive against Adolf Hitler's Nazi army (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) under Erwin Rommel at El Alamein in Egypt. It was one of the major tank battles of human history (listen also to our Sermon The European World Wars).
1944: During the Second World War ((1939-1945; see The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars) The Soviet Union invaded Nazi-occupied Hungary (see also Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1946: The second part of the first assembly of the United Nations began in New York. The first part had been held in London in January and February.
1954: Allied control permitted occupied West Germany to become a sovereign state. It was then allowed to rebuild its military and join NATO (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation and Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader?).
1956: The Hungarian Revolution against their communist leaders and the Soviet presence began with a large demonstration in Budapest. In the days that followed, the Stalinist leader Erno Gero resigned, and reformer communist Imre Nagy stepped in to form a new government that included several non-communists; he also announced the restoration of a multi-party system, that Hungary would withdraw from the Warsaw Pact, and declared the country's neutrality. The Soviet army invaded and put down the revolution less than 2 weeks later.
1973: U.S. President Richard Nixon agreed to release Oval Office tape recordings to Watergate criminal investigators (see also The Impeachment Of The President).
1973: A United Nations sanctioned cease-fire officially ended the Yom Kippur war between Israel and Syria (see A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).
1983: 237 U.S. Marines were killed when a suicide bomber drove a truck filled with explosives into the barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Another bomber attacked the French military installation and killed 58 troops there.
1996: Pope John Paul II released a statement saying that Darwin's theory of evolution is "more than a hypothesis." The statement was considered the Vatican's clearest and most comprehensive in support of the un-Biblical theory of a Godless "creation." The supposed logic of Darwin's "clear and overwhelming" evidence (despite the "missing link" never having been found, because it never existed, although a number of later-proven fakes have been assembled and displayed over the years by supposed men of science who were determined, at all costs, to "prove" their hypothesis - and the fact that Darwin himself never taught evolution in the way that people today say that he did (see Rescuing Charles Darwin From The Atheists).
1998: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed the Wye River Memorandum (a "land for peace" agreement) in Washington.
2011: A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.