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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Mummy Mask Revisited - The Gospel of Mark.

A thought came to mind to revisit the Mummy article in the Daily Mail to see that there is some text that is written with a pink background. I notice on the Biblical text when accessing specific scriptures this is also highlighted in pink......sometimes I am removing this, often keeping it. No reason either than to try write a tidy article when sometimes the editing set up is not allowing this to be so...Please excuse me for this.

Quoting what is written. Highlighting what is revealed in text.

Scientists used a controversial technique to recover the fragment of gospel.

They used a method that glue used in the construction of mummy masks to be removed, without harming ink on papyrus.

It does however, destroy the original artefact.

Scholars are debating whether the destruction of artefacts – even if they are not of museum quality – should be used.

Professor Evans said the technique is bringing lots of new texts to light and that it’s not uncommon for over 24 to be recovered from just one mask.

But archaeologists such as Paul Barford have criticised the work on the gospel.

‘Getting the mask off the wrapping was usually accompanied by the destruction of the whole mummy. Now these guys with their atrocious accents and patronising attitudes are destroying what's left to get their hands on trophy exhibits,’ he wrote in a blog post.

Robert Mazza, a lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester has criticised experts’ speeches about the gospel at conferences in a blog post, saying they are 'not only misinformed, but can even encourage more people to buy mummy masks on the antiquities market and dissolve them in Palmolive soap.' 

What timing is this article today.....this might be unrelated.

The article with mummy masks might be of people who have been divinely guided in history. If we consider in the Holy Scriptures, there might be several texts produced by one person, it has been shown above, a figure. 'It is not uncommon for over 24 to be recovered from one mask, it has been written.

The concern is also with there being people in this world who thrive with the ignorance of humanity, by destroying, as have the Prophets and Saints in history being killed, there appears to be a lot of profit made by their name.

Some scholars have criticised the practice of destroying masks made of papyrus (an example is shown) in order to recover the texts used to make them, but Professor Evans says the ones he has worked on - and the one in which the fragment of gospel was found - are not of museum quality

Quote 'Some scholars have criticised the practice of destroying masks made of papyrus (an example is shown) in order to recover the texts used to make them, but Professor Evans says the ones he has worked on - and the one in which the fragment of gospel was found - are not of museum quality'

The Daily Mail article highlights in Pink the Gospel of Mark.

The Gospel according to Mark is the second book of the New Testament.
Most scholars regard it as the earliest of the gospels and is the work of an unknown author.
In the gospel, Mark tells of Jesus' ministry - from his baptism to his death and burial and the discovery of the empty tomb.
However there is no birth narrative, nor any post-resurrection appearances.
It portrays Jesus as a hero, an exorcist, healer and miracle worker. 
Jesus keeps his identity as messiah secret, concealing it in parables so that even the disciples fail to understand.
All this is in keeping with prophecy, which foretold the fate of the messiah as 'Suffering Servant'. 

Thinking earlier to share Mark 12 and 13. for this would present some lessons for understanding in this timeline.. This is a personal journey that is being shared openly, you are indeed encouraged to seek the truth, as I try to.

The Queen made a profound speech in 2013, where she spoke of someone who became debilitated, When we are brought to a complete standstill, our time for contemplation, prayer and to seek understanding and healing is why in sincere prayer we are also being given the understanding. Enlightenment; seeing Christ too. But this is not to show off or to be for any other reason but to prove the Lord is ALIVE and watching over us. If there is a message to be delivered to one person, this same message is delivered to other people too. It is written in our hearts.

If the heartless want to know...they way has been shown. This is one journey that multi-millionaires and billionaires in this world can buy with any material gain....In facing destitution and in desperation, I was enlightened.

The God mockers and scoffers still doubt...There are many who think about profit at any cost - even doing crooked deals and laugh boasting they have never been caught...Life is a joke for some and big party for others. Eventually everyone has to face their life and what they have done to cause loss and the downfall of others - if this applies. 

There is a saying 'the higher we climb, the further to fall'.

The people who are being divinely guided often suffer. Perhaps it is God's way to ensure that people are remaining obedient to Him and preserving His people has been done in the way He knows best. 

The Holy bible writes of Wisdom 

20Daniel said, "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him. 21"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding. 22"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him. Daniel 2:20-22

There are 16 chapters of the Gospel of Mark. It si written:

9When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene,out of whom he had driven seven demons. 10She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. 11When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it.
12Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. 13These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.
14Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen.
15He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
19After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. 20Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. Mark 16:9-20

When there is a message from the Lord there is Validation. 

Of the most important message today, people are being stirred up to consider the Living Lord and the Power that rules over every single one of us. In different ways understanding has been revealed and messages too. Of the most easiest way is to sit quietly with the Holy Bible cupped between my hands and ask 'God please guide me to what you want me to know today' - opening the page and reading the words written where my thumbs are placed. You can too. Read these lines and also read the entire chapter that is written for it will reveal for learning and understanding.

Peace be with you
Pauline Maria

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