Ancient fragment of Psalm 83, describing a war to destroy Israel, recovered from Irish bog
posted at 3:41 pm on July 26, 2006 by Allahpundit
Psalm 83. The one that says:
For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from [being] a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
Tyre is also mentioned by name.
You know where this is going.
The director of Ireland’s National Museum says he’s thrilled. You know who I bet is even more thrilled? Kirk Cameron.
I myself have no reaction except: (a) I’m really glad it wasn’t Revelations; (b) this reminds me of those Time-Life books about the supernatural that they used to sell on TV. Remember? “A man is shot in the face in California; at the same time, three thousand miles away, his twin brother suffers a mild headache. Coincidence?” An ancient fragment of scripture is recovered in an Irish bog; at the same time etc etc. (c) it also reminds me of that Nostradamus hoax after 9/11, which I always thought would be a good gag for a parody blog. Just write up the day’s news events in Nostradamus style. E.g., “The two brothers meet in battle / Between them, a third; / Silver birds dive on blue-helmeted knights / The Ghanian moron won’t take sides.”
Update: Psalm 83 also says, “Do unto them as [unto] the Midianites; as [to] Sisera, as [to] Jabin, at the brook of Kison.” Bashar Assad was raised in the Syrian town of Jabin. And Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was born in Siseria — near Iran’s Kison river.
Update: No, not really.
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