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« on: June 23, 2010, 04:28:10 PM »

Hello!

I heard that Chernobyl is a Ukrainian name for Wormwood, and that Revelations 8:10-11 talks about a disaster by a star named wormwood. Is this translation correct?

One Bible translation website (http://www.maranatha.org.ua/bible/index.php?book=66&ch=8) uses a different Ukrainian word for Wormwood though, "Polyn."

11. Имя сей звезде `полынь'; и третья часть вод сделалась полынью, и многие из людей умерли от вод, потому что они стали горьки.
УПО: А ймення зорі тій Полин. І стала третина води, як полин, і багато з людей повмирали з води, бо згіркла вона...
KJV: And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 04:40:46 PM »


Yes.  Chernobyl is a Ukrainian name for mugwort which is a species of artemesia (known as common wormwood). 
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 06:06:23 PM »

But as serious as that tragedy was, it wasn't even near to poison a third part of the waters of the Earth. It may be a prefiguration of the real thing, just like we have been having many prefigurations of the AntiChrist, but, thanks God, the real thing is not here yet.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 01:17:48 PM »


Yes.  Chernobyl is a Ukrainian name for mugwort which is a species of artemesia (known as common wormwood). 

Seconded. Ukrainians actually write and pronounce "ChOrnobyl'; "Chernobyl" is a Russian distortion of the original Ukrainian word (just like "Kiev" is a Russian, or, more precisely, Muscovite, distortion of the ancient Ukrainian=Rusyn toponym Kyiv). But it really is a synonym of "polyn," and it means this plant that makes water taste very bitter.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010, 01:22:10 PM »

It's "Revelation." No "s."
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010, 01:33:02 PM »

HINT: The BP oil spill
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2010, 03:05:20 PM »

HINT: The BP oil spill

Still not even close to poison a third part of the waters of the planet. That will take something *huge*. *If* the prophecy is about a natural or technological event of course.
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2010, 03:10:40 PM »

Certain things have to happen, first, before this sign takes place.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2010, 03:53:40 PM »

None of it is going to happen as schematized.

The great failure of the interpreters of the Apocalypse (and of apocalyptic literature in general) consists in taking everything literally and trying to build a consistent schema of the End Times based on a literal reading.

That is what has thrown off the Jehovah's Witnesses, the Adventists, and the host of the "Get all excited; Jesus is coming again!" crowd.

If you're Orthodox, back off:  that way lie dragons.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2010, 03:56:37 PM »

There are commentaries of several Holy Fathers on the Apocalypse. It's not something taboo or totally allegorical. It's part of Scripture. The mis-interpretations of non-Orthodox do not negate it.
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2010, 04:01:39 PM »

HINT: The BP oil spill

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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2010, 04:25:47 PM »

A wise man once said, "There's nothing new under the sun."
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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2010, 05:00:58 PM »

I like these lectures about the End Times:
http://www.pantokrator.info/en/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=5&min=0&orderby=titleA&show=10
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