在新一年來到前再次完成了四福音

終於讀畢《約翰福音》,在新一年來到前再次完成了四福音。

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抉擇

決擇

面對某些重要的決擇,心裏不免有點忐忑。

先前因為有了偏差,以致產生了錯誤的觀點。不久再出現了新議題,起初在想,難道這便是答案?細心去想想,一般人會很雀躍的以為找對了,但分析了最基本又最重要的元素後,開始懷疑這是一種假象。很多時候人會自我製造一些假象,甘願被蒙蔽,及將自己引到岔路上。

正路當然是較容易走的,但會有點乏味。小路往往是較神秘及崎嶇的,卻又會帶給人新的景象,又或是特別的經驗。

大部份的決擇不能以對或錯來評價,而是看官能否面對及承受它的後果。

 

Researchers: Ancient human remains found in Israel

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Israeli archaeologists said Monday they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man, and if so, it could upset theories of the origin of humans.

A Tel Aviv University team excavating a cave in central Israel said teeth found in the cave are about 400,000 years old and resemble those of other remains of modern man, known scientifically as Homo sapiens, found in Israel. The earliest Homo sapiens remains found until now are half as old.”It’s very exciting to come to this conclusion,” said archaeologist Avi Gopher, whose team examined the teeth with X-rays and CT scans and dated them according to the layers of earth where they were found.

He stressed that further research is needed to solidify the claim. If it does, he says, “this changes the whole picture of evolution.”

The accepted scientific theory is that Homo sapiens originated in Africa and migrated out of the continent. Gopher said if the remains are definitively linked to modern human’s ancestors, it could mean that modern man in fact originated in what is now Israel.

Sir Paul Mellars, a prehistory expert at Cambridge University, said the study is reputable, and the find is “important” because remains from that critical time period are scarce, but it is premature to say the remains are human.

“Based on the evidence they’ve cited, it’s a very tenuous and frankly rather remote possibility,” Mellars said. He said the remains are more likely related to modern man’s ancient relatives, the Neanderthals.

According to today’s accepted scientific theories, modern humans and Neanderthals stemmed from a common ancestor who lived in Africa about 700,000 years ago. One group of descendants migrated to Europe and developed into Neanderthals, later becoming extinct. Another group stayed in Africa and evolved into Homo sapiens — modern humans.

Teeth are often unreliable indicators of origin, and analyses of skull remains would more definitively identify the species found in the Israeli cave, Mellars said.

Gopher, the Israeli archaeologist, said he is confident his team will find skulls and bones as they continue their dig.

The prehistoric Qesem cave was discovered in 2000, and excavations began in 2004. Researchers Gopher, Ran Barkai and Israel Hershkowitz published their study in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

耶穌基督的生平與地圖

要將聖經所敘述耶穌基督的生平與地圖連結的確花了很多時間,但在過程中卻叫我能對事件有更清晰及更具體的概念。

好些時候讀聖經都是一卷書的去看,就是要參考都只會單看相關經文,要整全的了解基督一生所作的事,透過不同的地方,會有另一體會。每次修改都讓我能有更深刻的印象,就好像門徒跟隨主一起走過每個日子。

感謝主讓我能有這機會去學習跟隨祢,求主幫助我能在主裏好好裝備自己,隨時被主使用者。