“Recent Discoveries and Advances Published by ‘Interpreter,’ Part 1”

“Recent Discoveries and Advances Published by ‘Interpreter,’ Part 1” December 4, 2021


NASA/NOAA, Egypt from space
A NASA/NOAA photo of the Nile River and the Nile Delta — the ORIGINAL “delta” — from approximately 512 miles above the surface of the planet. The exceptionally bright glow of Cairo at the southern end of the Delta is plainly visible, as is the long narrow strip along the Mediterranean coast on the western side of the Delta that is Alexandria. Moving eastward, after the sparsely populated moonscape of the Sinai Peninsula, the very populous nations of Israel and Lebanon and coastal Syria are unmistakable. The Nile Valley and the Delta, taken together, resemble an Egyptian lotus flower and its stem.  The leaf-like Fayyum Oasis goes out from the stem to the south southwest of Cairo.




You might enjoy and profit from this nice summation by Jeff Lindsay, who is one of the vice presidents of the Interpreter Foundation and a co-editor of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship:


Recent Discoveries and Advances Published by Interpreter, Part 1




This looks interesting:


“The Church’s first European Christmas concert broadcast will feature founding member of Celtic Woman”


Mark your calendar for the period when the concert broadcast will be available online, which will run from 19 December until 6 January.




Whenever I think about the present state of Egypt and about its future, I remember this passage from the nineteenth chapter of the book of Isaiah.  There is a considerable distance to travel before its fulfillment:


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.

20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.

21 And the Lord shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and perform it.

22 And the Lord shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the Lord, and he shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them.

23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.

24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:

25 Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance.




Here, keeping my promise, are four very closely related but complementary pieces from the Christopher Hitchens Memorial “How Religion Poisons Everything” File©:


“Light the World 2021 Launches in West Africa: Africa chooses to Light the World with Love this Christmas”


“Light the World Giving Machines Return During Christmas Season: Donations accepted at 10 US locations in 2021”


“What Drew Barrymore said about the #LightTheWorld Giving Machines on her TV show”


“Vending Machines Are Now ‘Giving Machines’ in Where People Can Donate Chickens, Blankets, Boots, or Basketballs”



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