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For hundreds of years one secret has puzzled the scientists and thinkers almost everywhere in the world. Time goes on and the curiosity increases day by day. This is believed to be related to Jesus Christ. This is called Tyoorin Kaa Coffin in Hindi.

This is about a cloth of linen and hundreds of scientists has tried to analyze it. There is an almost naked figure upon this cloth having a long beard and death expression on face. It is said that after the crucification, Christ was laid to rest. This coffin has symbols of nails on wrist and blood signs on it. This figure resembles very much with Eesaa Maseeh or Jesus Christ.

First time in the 14th century, in LEO city of France, an important person called Jeofre D Charne had this coffin. This was showed to public for the first time in 1389 and ever since Saivoy family has this Linen cloth with them. The specialty of this cloth is that if it is kept in a quiet room and if asked any question, its answer is got immediately. It is not possible to track the direction from where the sound comes. However the answers are always correct. The question can be about any country or persons, past or future. The answers are correctly obtained which is beyond the understanding of modern science.
[From Tanyra Saadhanaayen - Tarkikh Evam Vaigyaanik Rachanaa, by Dr Narayan Dutt Shrimali, Hindi Pocket Books, Rs 125, Hindi/ Sanskrit

Some Popular Beliefs in Christianity
Sometimes in the memory of the very popular facts going around, people get wrong notions. Here are some of these presented inspired by the same excellent source. You may add your own facts also to these comments, and when you are done, check out the Top 10 Misconceptions About the Bible. This list also features a competition, so be sure to check out the bonus item.

Expulsion of Adam and Eve
Contrary to popular belief, Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden not because they ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but in order to prevent them from eating from the tree of life (both forbidden trees are in Genesis 2:9) which would have made them eternal. God doesn't like competition. Here is the verse (Genesis, 3:22-23):
"And he said: Behold Adam is become as one of us, knowing good and evil: now, therefore, lest perhaps he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever. And the Lord God sent him out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken."

Jonah and the Whale
We all know the tale of Jonah and the whale, but how well do we know it? Well enough to know that he was not eaten by a whale? It was no mammal that ate Jonah, it was a huge fish, though its type is not mentioned. Of course, I am presuming that everyone reading this list
knows that a whale is not a fish.

Samson and Delilah
Samson and Delilah is a famous story from the Old Testament which ends rather badly, as Samson's long hair is cut short to destroy his
strength. The common misconception is that Delilah was the one who gave him the chop - a kind of ancient bobbit if you will. But in fact, it was Delilah's servant who did it.

The Rapture is not in the Bible! Despite being believed by a large number of protestants (many of whom also believe that only that which is in the Bible can be true). It was actually invented in the 1600s by one Cotton Mather, otherwise famous for murdering women by strangling them to death (by hanging) in the Salem witch trials. The term in the Bible commonly mistranslated to the word Rapture actually comes from the Greek (harpazo) which actually means "caught up" or "taken away" and it refers to one person only (Philip).

Three Wise Men
There weren't three and they didn't visit Jesus in a manger. The Bible does not give the number of men, but only the number of gifts as
three, which is probably where this misconception has stemmed from. Additionally, Herod demanded the death of all boys under two years, making it probable that Christ had been born up to two years prior. Also, the wise men visited Jesus when he lived in a house according to the Biblical account in Matthew 2:11.

Get Rich Quick
The Bible does not condemn drinking alcohol (remember that Jesus' first public miracle was turning water into wine at a wedding party), or gambling and betting. The closest it comes to the latter is to recommend against get rich quick schemes (Ecclesiastes 5:10)
and loving money excessively. Be sure to remember this when next time you are sipping your wine at the local casino.
Addendum: "The Bible does NOT condemn the drinking of alcohol - that misconception is a holdover from Calvinistic and Purtanical Protestantism which worked its way into Methodism etc. What the Bible DOES say is "Be not DRUNK of the fruit of the vine" at the same time many gainsayers will claim that the water was turned into grape juice - but the original Gospels clearly use a word which translates from the original Greek as WINE a "Fermented grape beverage". [addendum courtesy of carra 23]. Traditionally drunk means "Falling down drunk" - in other words, the loss of the will to control oneself.

God Helps Those, Who...
"God helps those who help themselves" is a wise and good quote that everyone knows is from the Bible. But, in fact, it is not. It was a man, not a God who coined the well known (and overused) proverb. It was Benjamin Franklin in his Poor Richard's almanac.

Brother's Keeper
Another quote we all know from the Bible is "Am I my brother's keeper?"
Now ask yourself "Do you know what God's answer was to this question? You do not. No one does, because the Bible doesn't tell us what He replied. If God were to have answered, we can presume it would have been in the affirmative if all of the other commands to look after our brothers in the New Testament are taken into consideration.

Christmas Travel
The Virgin Mary is not described in the Bible as having traveled to Bethlehem on a donkey. No mention is made at all in the gospels of the mode of transport used in the journey. The first mention of her riding a donkey comes from the non-Biblical Protoevangelium of James which you can read here. It was written around 150 AD and is also one of the oldest works to describe Mary as a virgin both before and after the birth of Christ. The exact quote from the Protoevangelium is "And he [Joseph] saddled the ass, and set her upon it."

Horned Moses
This has been mentioned in passing in comments on previous lists but it definitely warrants a mention here. Unlike most of the misconceptions here which deal specifically with what the Bible says or doesn't say. This one is a misconception about the translation of part of it. The Old Testament refers to Moses as having horns on his head after he went up the mountain to see God. This prompted Michaelangelo to sculpt him with the horns. Many people believe that this was due to a mistranslation of the description of Moses but, in fact, it isn't. Moses really is described as being horned. And the reason for this? In Old Testament times, a person who was believed to have seen or been touched by God was described as having horns (or rays of light) coming from their head. It was an ancient symbol much like today's gloriole.



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Created by Sushma Gupta on 8/9/09
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