Adam named the animals, and God named all the stars!
Orion, Rigel, Betelgeuse, out beyond the Planet Mars..
Adam named the animals..but did he name the dinosaurs?
From the Greek "apologia" (apo + logos).
The Apostle Paul wrote: "..I am set for the
defence(apologia) of the gospel".
Samson (think "son of Sam" i.e. Samuel's son) had a Riddle and a Secret --notice how in both cases it was a very insistent and persistent female who extracted them. The pyramids and the sphinx were probably already built at that time, but aren't spoken of by name in the Bible.The "New" Jerusalem, Rev21:16, "is foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and breadth and height of it are equal". Many think cube, but it could be a pyramid as well, with all those "lively stones" pointing towards heaven, and it isn't clear if the perimeter of the city is 12K or 48K. After the Children of Israel became slaves in Egypt we're told they built for the Pharaoh "two treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses". No mention of pyramids.
The pyramid is referred to as the "Pillar of Enoch" by those who apparently believe that this 7th line of Adam (or 1st son of Cain, or that 1st city which he built: Gen4:17) was responsible for their design and architecture. Check out Pillar/Enoch on your favorite search engine if you want to know more. Egypt is referred to as the 'Land of Ham', Ps105:23, but there's nothing in the Bible about Enoch going to, or being in Egypt. The only reason I give it some credence is because we know zilch about the 16 centuries prior to Noah's Flood (the 2nd flood, actually, considering Gen 1:2 and 2Pet 3:6) and when we compare that initial time span with the tremendous advances made in the most recent 5 centuries, there's food for thought. Could the people in those 1656 years before the Flood have utilized a perhaps greater intelligence to go even beyond what we've accomplished today? Have we considered what led to the flood spoken of in Genesis 1:2, to cause the earth to become "without form, and void"?
God didn't create it that way, Isa45:18, but He doesn't tell us what happened to cause the earth to become flooded in Genesis 1:2. Maybe He sent the water to put out a horrific fire, and/or maybe this first flood was what killed the dinosaurs rather than an ice-age event so often mentioned."Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.." 2Pet3:6 From the context it seems that Peter WASN'T speaking of Noah's Flood!
Because of the pyramids and the mummies, we know those Egyptians believed in an afterlife, but not about being changed or receiving new bodies. 1Cor15:52. It was apparent from Genesis 5:24 that Enoch was "special", but we didn't learn about his being a preacher until the Book of Jude, v14, and of course it hadn't been revealed back then about how we are "spirit, soul, and body". 1Thes5:23. So the Egyptians focused on preserving the body by mummification.The emphasis shifted to the "soul" after Moses brought that first word from God, and even today in the 21st century there are many who haven't read John4:24 or heard about God being a Spirit and how we are created in His image. We are a spirit, and have a soul, and live in this body just temporarily--about 3-score & 10 according to the 90th Psalm. We're not just "Body & Soul" as they figured in the pre-Jesus era.
Here's a short excerpt from the internet about a connection between Enoch and the Great Pyramid at Giza (or Gizeh), in Egypt. Careful though, 'cause there's some Bahai, Masonic, and other stuff mixed in --
The ancient Egyptians called it the "Pillar of Enoch". Enoch's "fingerprint's" are all over it. Did you ever wonder why Enoch lived 365 years? The same number of days in our solar year. More precisely if you go to the Apocryphal book of Enoch, he lived 365 years 88 days and 9 hours. Or 365.242 years. You see, God had it planned that way. He made Enoch live the exact length of our solar year and then he took him. But Where? Normally you could express someone's life from birth to death with a straight line. But with Enoch you can't. His line would be a circle and if you take 365.242 years and reduced them to sacred inches you get the Enoch circle. This same circle can be measured in the Anti-chamber within the King's chamber complex. It is a "Map" room that gives you the key to interpreting the whole message in the Pyramid. One inch equals one year, as in Enoch's life. [end excerpt]
The word "Pyramid" is NOT found in the Bible: however...Isaiah 19:19 - "In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt..." Notice there is a reference to an "altar" and a "pillar" that will be in Egypt. The word "it" conveys the idea that the altar and the pillar are not two different objects, but one and the same. The location of this "altar" and "pillar" is couched in terms which seem to be contradictory; it will be at the "border" of Egypt at the same time it will be in the "middle" of Egypt. The seeming contradiction in fact helps to identity this "pillar" as the remarkable Great Pyramid at Giza.
The Bible contains many references to astronomy, the heavenly host, so we shouldn't be afraid of it, but draw the line at astrology and tarot cards and crystal balls. If Enoch, 7th from Adam, was actually led of the Lord in the design of pyramids, we could think of them as unique 'houses', "built upon the SAND", Mt7:26, as "a precept for our learning", Rom15:4. For more about EnochII (7th from Adam) check out the Generations page. Remember there were two Enochs and two Lamechs included in those early generations, and know for a surety there's a wonderful mystery concerning.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX.
What goes in the morning on four legs, and at noon on two legs, and in the evening on three legs? If you didn't get it right (the sphinx was a "she" with the body of a lion and the head of a woman) she got to EAT YOU! So they say.
The answer? MAN, who crawls on all fours as a baby, and then learns to stand on two feet, and in his golden years he walks with a cane. I'm thinking the Greeks came up with this myth only AFTER they had heard enough scripture to become acquainted with allegory. Is it possible that the Preacher Enoch (7th from Adam, Jude 14) passed on some vital information to the Egyptians? Giving them the inspiration for the Sphinx with the body of a lion and the head of a woman?
THE RIDDLE OF SAMSON:
It's curious because it's in the 'Jeopardy' form of answering with the question: Samson said unto them: "Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness". Judg 14:14. And they could not in three days expound on the riddle. But they finally got the answer when they harassed his wife, like we finally get answers when we receive the Holy Spirit. "In the spirit he speaks mysteries.."1Cor14:2
They answered with the question: "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" The honey (scripture) had come from the carcase of the lion (story of the death and resurrection). Samson paid them off with GARMENTS (like we receive "robes of righteousness"). The 'natural man' in me doubts I'd have paid off on such flimsy answers -- Would you?Samson's pulling down of the pillars of Dagon's Temple are a precept of "pulling down the strongholds" of 2Cor11:4. Samson's having the strength in the hair of his head is a preview of the time when Scripture would say Jesus is the "head" of the church. Samson's carrying away the gates of Gaza are a precept of "the gates of hell shall not prevail" of Matt 16:18.The 3rd day and 7th day conflict is a precept of the principle of how a thousand years are as one day, and how the "Third Day" is measured from Calvary and the "Seventh Day" is measured from Adam. (Also seen in "David's Choices" of 2Sam24:13 cp 1Chr21:12).The account of tying the tails of 300 foxes is certainly one of the craziest stories in Scripture and small wonder that people disdain and ridicule this kind of truth, but I see it as an illustrative action with a spiritual meaning (read: allegory) of how this Truth is best understood when we tie the OT tales together with the NT tales. Our language has been confounded, and there's a parallel to the dispatching of the seventy sent out in pairs by Jesus.Samson having his eyes put out is a type of true-Israel (led of God) who was blinded to the truth of how the Jew and Gentile would be "one body". 1Cor12:13.
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