"I'm not sure it was pistache, species wise:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
"(..) nardos pistike (Mark 14:3 John 12:3), "pure nard," margin "liquid nard"; the English word is
"Dear Ken. I vaguely recall that Empty Earth scenario -- Adventist or Watchtower? I always found it curious, as the text of that chapter itself is IMHO quite clear:
* the devil is bound for 1000 years so that he cannot deceive the nations…"
"An enjoyable read. But two nitpicks:
1) As you'll know the Latter/Former Rain theology originates with Adventist and Pentecostalists, and is perhaps not really a biblical teaching but a para-biblical speculation. For in the verses, the word…"
"Like Carltonh, I also always thought it was about insult/provocation. If someone stands opposite you, and takes a swing at you with his fist, he will hit your left cheek. But if he provokes you, by slapping you in the face with the back of the…"
"Calvinists will typically misread Matthew 10:29 as saying that no sparrow will drop death without the Father wanting it (without Him determining it). In that way, God becomes a kind of personified Fate, causing everything incl. illness, death,…"