Harsh course of natureIs a remote peninsula with great archaeological and environmental importance really a suitable site for a golf course and resort Maio 6, 2008
What Is A Leviathan? Abril 23, 2008
Scholars through the ages have debated the true identity of the Leviathan, the creature mentioned in the Book of Job (from the Bible) chapter 41. Verse 1 says, “Can you pull in the leviathan with a fish hook or tie down his tongue with a rope?” Verse 7 further states, “Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?” What creature could you envision in your mind than a huge creature of the sea, the whale? But wait, the author made further descriptions at the later verses that will throw your assumptions off.
From verse 14 to 31, the author made other descriptions of this creature that are totally out of this world. Let us summarize them: Verse 14, “Who dares open the doors of his mouth, ringed about with his fearsome teeth?” Verse 15, “His back has rows of shields tightly sealed together.” Verse 18, “His sneezing throws out flashes of light; his eyes are like rays of dawn.”
Verse 19, “Firebrands stream from his mouth; sparks of fire shoot out.” Verse 20, “Smoke pours from his nostrils as from a boiling pot over a fire of reeds.” Verse 21, “His breath sets coal ablaze, and flames dart from his mouth.” Verse 25, “When he rises up, the mighty are terrified; they retreat before his trashing.” Verse 26, “The sword that reaches him has no effect, nor does the spear or the dart or the javelin.” Verse 27, “Iron he treats like straw and bronze like rotten wood.” Verse 31, “He makes the depths churn like a boiling cauldron and stirs up the sea like a pot of ointment.”
What creature could you conjure in your mind with the above descriptions? Yes, a fire breathing dragon. It seems that chapter 41 of the Book of Job was mentioning two different creatures instead of one. The first one named the leviathan was probably a whale, but the second one which was unnamed was more of a fire breathing dragon. We can never discover the veracity of the second creature for we have not seem the remains of this fire breathing monster.
The Book of Job was the oldest written book of the Bible, even older than the Book of Genesis believed to be written by Moses. Genesis was placed ahead of every other book because it speaks of the beginning of creation.
There are so many legends around the world about dragons. Even China and medieval Europe have their own legends of this fire breathing monster. Are they myth and a pigment of man’s imagination? But why would God mentioned the creature to Job? Was it just to impress him? It is not likely, for God does not boast nor indulge in tall tales. Who can ever solve this mystery?
Tags: Leviathan, whale, dragon, Book of Job, Bible, legends
Mel Avila Alarilla
Babies of animal and Human being Abril 19, 2008
Vote For Tubbataha Reef Março 4, 2008
Please Vote for our very own Tubbataha Reef to make it to the New7Wonders of Nature. along side with the other natural wonders of the south east asian region. Tubbataha’s currently at rank 28. so what are you waiting for? vote now and dont forget to visit Letsgotophilippines.
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Reamer people Dezembro 7, 2007
is the bautiful mother
who giwe birth to us
as a girl
fresh and green
and now she is wrinkling
as a rotten carcass
on the desert where we left her
from greedy man
Whole the world tomorrow 8/12/2007 on squares PROTESTING against the wring of the nature.
URGENT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT REGARDING THE RECENT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN GREECE AND HUNTING Novembro 22, 2007
If you agree with the following text please send it to the adresses provided and forward it as much as you can. United we may make a difference.
Because not reacting to a crime makes one an accomplish.
(the official blog of the EU Commissionner for the Environment mr. Stavros Dimas)
THE TEXT OF THE PETITION IN ENGLISH AND GREEK
1. Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission
2. Mr. Stavros Dimas, EU Commissioner for the Environment
3. The European Parliament
4. The Greek Prime Minister mr. K. Karamanlis
Unprecedented Environmental Disasters in Greece and Hunting Restoration
Ladies and Gentlemen
On November 14, 2007, the Greek Government have violated a decree of the Supreme Administrative Court of Greece (“Symvoulio tis Epikrateias”) regarding a provisional total ban on hunting, and have permitted anew hunting throughout Greece, even in the heavily devastated areas of last summer’s unprecedented fires (imposing locally some minor restrictions). The related Ministerial Decree has been signed by the Minister of Agricultural Development m. K. Kiltidis.
We live in an era of rapid climatic changes originating in the human activities and having tremendous and catastrophic consequences for the whole Planet’s ecosystems. Last summer, unprecedentedly disastrous fires have devastated 300,000 hectars of wild forest and agricultural land in Greece, bringing a lot of wildlife species to the borders of extinction, by the means of decimating their populations and destroying their natural habitats.
Having considered the above arguments, we regard the aforementioned arbitrary decision of Minister Kiltidis and of the Greek Government on hunting feloniously disastrous, and we kindly ask for your proper action.
(full name and address)
Τον Πρόεδρο της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής κ. José Manuel Barroso
Τον Επίτροπο Περιβάλλοντος της Ε.Ε. κ. Σταύρο Δήμα
Το Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο
Οι πρόσφατες άνευ προηγουμένου περιβαλλοντικές καταστροφές στην Ελλάδα και η επανανομιμοποίηση του κυνηγιού
Κυρίες και Κύριοι
Στις 14 Νοεμβρίου 2007 η Ελληνική Κυβέρνηση παραβίασε την απόφαση του Ανώτατου Διοικητικού Δικαστηρίου της Ελλάδας (του Συμβουλίου της Επικρατείας) για καθολική προσωρινή αναστολή του κυνηγιού, και επέτρεψε εκ νέου το κυνήγι σε όλη την ελληνική επικράτεια, συμπεριλαμβανομένων και των πυρόπληκτων περιοχών του φετινού καλοκαιριού (με κάποιους επουσιώδεις περιορισμούς). Την σχετική Υπουργική Απόφαση υπέγραψε ο Υφυπουργός Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης κ. Κ. Κιλτίδης.
Βρισκόμαστε σε μιαν εποχή ραγδαίων ανθρωπογενών κλιματικών αλλαγών, με τεράστιες και καταστροφικές συνέπειες για τα οικοσυστήματα του Πλανήτη. Το περσινό καλοκαίρι πρωτοφανούς έκτασης πυρκαγιές έκαψαν 3.000.000 στρέμματα στην Ελλάδα, και έφεραν πολλά είδη άγριων ζώων στα όρια της επιβίωσης, αποδεκατίζοντας τους πληθυσμούς τους και καταστρέφοντας τους βιοτόπους τους.
Με βάση αυτά τα δεδομένα, θεωρούμε την ανωτέρω αυθαίρετη κίνηση της Ελληνικής Κυβέρνησης δια του Υφυπουργού κ. Κιλτίδη εγκληματικά καταστροφική για την άγρια πανίδα και για το περιβάλλον γενικότερα, και παρακαλούμε για τις δικές σας ενέργειες.
(ονοματεπώνυμο, πλήρης διεύθυνση)