Just the facts

5 COMMONLY MISCONSTRUED BIBLE FACTS

“Adam and Eve”

ADAM AND EVE

Contrary to popular belief, Adam and Eve were not expelled from Eden because they ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil—which, by the way, the Bible never said was an apple. They were driven out of Eden to prevent them from eating from the tree of life, which would have left them eternally unredeemable. Genesis 3:22-24 gives the real reason: “…The Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.

GARDEN OF EDEN

GARDEN OF EDEN

According to the book of Genesis in the Bible, the Garden of Eden was an earthly paradise that was home to Adam and Eve, the first man and woman. The Bible says that God created the garden, planting in it “every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food.” Genesis 2:9. Eden was a well-watered, fertile place from which four rivers flowed out into this Garden. After creating Adam, God placed him there, so that he could take care of it. God then told Adam that he could eat the fruit from any tree except one: the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

CALVARY AND GOLGOTHA

GOLGOTA AND CALVARY

Calvary, also known as Golgotha, was, according to the Gospels, a site immediately outside Jerusalem’s walls where Jesus was crucified. The word comes from the Greek transcription in the New Testament of an Aramaic term that’s traditionally been presumed to be Gûlgaltâ. The Bible translates the term to mean “Place of [the] skull,” which in Greek is pronounced KraníouTópos, and in Latin is pronounced Calvariæ Locus, from which the English word Calvary is derived.

Golgotha is referred to in early writings as a hill, resembling a skullcap located very near to a gate into Jerusalem. Since the 6th century, it has been referred to as the location of a mountain and as a small hill since 333 A.D. The Gospels describe it as a place near enough to the city that those coming in and out could read the inscription “Jesus of Nazareth - King of the Jews.”

BREAD

BREAD

Bread has been around for centuries? Experts believe the first grinding stone was invented by the Egyptians around 8000 B.C. Flat breads were first baked from the crushed grains, but later it was discovered that adding yeast made the bread rise. In ancient Egypt, bread was a form of currency used interchangeably with money. They even believed loaves of bread could take the dead to the afterlife.

It often earns a reputation as being boring, yet it’s a primary staple of most people’s diets. Whether you eat traditional bread, or opt for more unique choices like flatbread or pitas, it’s something that finds its way into so many meals and snacks.

Below are a few statistics relating to bread and wheat, the main staple used for making bread. Some of them sound farfetched, but they are true to the best of our knowledge!

THE HUMAN BODY

THE HUMAN BODY 1

1. If you could save all the times your eyes blink in one life time and use them all at once, you would see blackness for 1.2 years!

2. The life span of a taste bud is ten days.

3.The average red blood cell lives for 120 days and can circumnavigate your body in less than 20 seconds.

4. The nerve impulses of the body travel at over 400 km/hr.

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