Simon Brown.

Proverbs 8:34-36 Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my door posts. For whoever finds me finds life, and will obtain favor from Yahweh. But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul. All those who hate me love death.” Psalm 84: 11 For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield. Yahweh will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly. 12 Yahweh of Armies, blessed is the man who trusts in you. 1 John 5:5 Now who is the one overcoming the world, except the one believing that Jesus is the Son of God?

Thursday 27 August 2015

Interesting Comment by Dr. Howard Davis, On The GREAT Stone of Mark 16:4, From The Tomb of Jesus.

DISCOVERED: And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. Mark 16:4.

By Dr. Howard Davis.

I don't know if this will go through as I got a 404 at their other site. 

But, the passage in Mark 16:4 says in Greek which I have read since ' 3  "having looked up": this shows in Greek the two women(who were prob.5 ft.) had to 'look upwards' to view the stone implying it was very tall. It says about "the stone" "for" gar.Gk., which was missed in English, but it means here  "INDEED!"  Then Mark uses 'megas' Gk. we get our word mega- ton, etc., meaning something of very great size.  And finally he says in Greek "extremely" or to the uttermost. So there are four Greek words to describe just how massive that stone was!    

So I translate;: And having looked upwards they are viewing that the stone has been rolled away, YES, INDEED it was extremely great in size!" 
So looked upwards-this stone was very tall in height -"rolled away" showing it was round - not a square plug stone as is being taught today in some quarters-  great in size or megas Gk. massive-and to add to the picture Mark is painting for us this massive stone was 'extremely' large. 

 Going back in time then Mark is saying this stone was much larger than the stones that covered tomb doorways! up to the time he was writing his narrative!!! Mark is known as a 'detailed writer.' He certainly shows us this trait here!

I always wondered what happened to this massive round stone and Simon led by the spirit of God found it in these last days when as Daniel says 'knowledge will be increased.' In Hebrew increased means to 'shoot an arrow.'It is increasing fast!   

I feel a team of Byzantines- hauled the large stone by oxen(?)as possibly then it was in danger of being destroyed by ------- or some other unfriendly forces and took it to Mt.Nebo -Moses area, and this it where it was later found maybe in a cave and then erected into a display only for Simon to find!!! These same men may have covered over the tomb with dirt,etc., to further protect the site. Then later Gen. Gordon discovered it and had his men remove the debris and uncover the tomb and general area.

Of interest the boyhood home of Jesus may have been discovered in Nazareth. Inside stone doorway has a round stone next to it to roll in front of the room!

The Great Stone at Mount Nebo, overlooking the Promised Land, is a testimony by God Almighty, reminding all mankind that Jesus Christ (Yeshua) was crucified, died, and buried in the Tomb,  conquered death by being raised by creator God Almighty, testifying God sent from heaven an angel to roll away the stone; this signified that the debt was fully paid, and Yeshua is now legally discharged, and so are those who believe and follow Him. 
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16. King James Bible.

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UPDATE 2/09/2015. 

By Dr.Howard.

Bro Simon,
 Here is an expanded translation based on the Greek in Mark 16:4:

 "And [the two women] having gazed upwards in surprise at the [great] height of the [circular] stone they were viewing  that this very heavy [implied in the Gk.-it was large but also very weighty] extremely gigantic in magnitude stone was [actually] rolled away."

Or "As the two women were walking [up to the tomb] they had to really stretch to look up very high to even see the height of the ponderous extremely massive in magnitude stone to see that it was actually rolled away."   (Hyper expanded based on Greek)

The idea presented by Mark -the writer of particular "details" as some called him -was this round stone was like no other stone covering the door to a memorial tomb at that time-it was extremely gigantic in magnitude (megas) circumference and very heavy. 

Where it says rolled away from is from the Greek "cut out"  from the bottom of the incline or track for the large stone just as Simon shows us in his epic video!  So two hidden features or details from Mark again-it was easier to close than to open due to an incline or constructed trough or slot and it was "cut out" from  stone at the bottom where the huge stone would roll.

He had to use certain Greek words to convey this. The word I translate as "extremely"(spodra) is also "vehement "in Greek conveying very forceful emotion; here the word in context  refers to the over sized stone! He pulled out all stops under inspiration to show the reader just how heavy and large in circumference this stone was.

I noted something else. Megas or great in the English Bible in our verse can mean enormous in height ! Rich and influential Joseph wanted to really secure his tomb, with a magnificent massive stone and perhaps to display his great wealth in those days. This was common. He was a 'good man' and 'waiting for the kingdom of God.' He was as we know mentioned in prophecy Isa.53:9. I  t's a rich  [  man-Joseph ] in Hebrew.
The word 'laid' is "appoint in Heb."   Joseph 'appointed' Jesus to his own tomb and Isaiah tells us why hundreds of years before this event- "Because He [Jesus] had done no violence,Nor was any deceit in His mouth."

After all Joseph of Armimathea  had created and planned as well as maintained with his own gardener a spacious beautiful garden too! That alone was expansive as well as the funds to create and maintain the garden.

The symbolism in all this is not missed. Adam fell in a garden. Jesus was buried because of the fall in a garden area. He probably prayed and restorted to this same garden in the days of His ministry!   
Jesus is called the "Stone" that the builders rejected. The stone in the garden tomb was massive and great as He is-with His height reaching into the heavens! He was rich while in heaven ,but as it says He became poor for our sakes. Joseph was rich and prominent, but gave up his spacious tomb that had cost him so much in time, money and labor, including hand chiseled by craftsmen a huge round stone such as was not done up until then.
The stone was circular not a square plug push in/out stone as some were at that time with round stones covering very prominent peoples tombs then. Who is more prominent than Jesus? A circle was symbolic of eternity and also with no beginning or end as we see in Jesus!

Again, congratulations on your massive discovery Simon!!! I have always wondered where that gigantic (megas) stone went and God led you in these last days to it! A very great blessing was bestowed on you from our Lord!
Again, if I can help with my knowledge of Hebrew and Greek or in any way please ask. It would be a great honor!


Dr. Howard

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