IS THE BIBLE AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY?
A scholarly response on what the Hebrew and Aramaic Bible says concerning LGBTI people.
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I want to debunk Michael Drosnin's use of the word "Calif." to refer to "California" in his book: The Bible Code Copyright © 1997 on pages 140-142. I was born in California in 1977 and left that state in 2001 when I joined the military. Never did I see the word California abbreviated as "Calif." Its abbreviation was two letters (CA) like every other state. However, many people have read his book and now the News is abbreviating California as "Calif." This is like trying to fulfill false prophecy. I'm sure other people in California would agree with what I have to say. However, other people in other states may be deceived. The Hebrew language has three letters that have a "K" sound. They are the Khet, Caph and Qoph letters. It is generally believed that the Khet letter should be transliterated as "K," the Caph letter as "C" and the Qoph letter as "Q." Calif is "Qaliph" or "Qalif" in the Bible Code. So the Caph or "C" isn't used in the hypothetical Bible Code. Even now there are T-shirts sold with the Hebrew word Qalifornia on them. There is also another way to interpret the "L.A. Calif" code Michael found. The "LA" form the Hebrew word lo "not." That code could read "not California" next to "great earthquake." Also, qalif is a Hebrew word that means "peelable, easy peeled." Those letters could also make up the statement "not peelable, not peeled easy."
The Old Testament codes are interesting but should be dealt with using caution. There are contradictions and false codes that have been found. The Aramaic New Testament also has Bible codes but some of them don't make sense. The Bible is not unique in that it ONLY has codes. The Hebrew and Aramaic languages are also unique in that a lot of their words don't contain vowels; making it easier than using non Semitic languages to form words through equal distant skipping. The three or more letter words can be constructed to say whatever someone wants it to say.
Note: It would be incorrect to say that Hebrew doesn't have vowels; though some words are made up of only consonants. Other Hebrew words are made up in part with vowels. Some Hebrew words have all their vowels with the consonant letters. There are 4 Hebrew and / or Aramaic letters that served as vowels. The Aleph and Ayin generally have an "a" or "e" (as in the word pet) sound. The vav generally has an "o" or "u" sound. And the yod generally has an "i" or "e" (as in the word they) sound.
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