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Friday, May 31, 2013

Medicine Was From Plants During Biblical Times

Plants, Herbs & Herbal Remedies In The Holy Bible For Health & Healing:

Sores and wounds were treated mostly with poultices made from bear's breech, honey and lard, ivy gum (from the ivy plant), agrimony, linseed oil, and papaya peel.

Sprains were wrapped with an ointment made from the crushed leaves of comfrey plant.

Rheumatism was treated by soaking the balm of Gilead in olive oil and applied in liniment form. By having a massage with salt followed by a full body shampoo, you would feel as you do after enjoying a soak in a spa. This helps with blood circulation.

Upset stomachs were settled by gargling with rosemary water, and drinking it. Also gingerroot would have been nibbled on.

Headaches called for rosemary tea, or spearmint leaves being laid on the forehead. Sweet marjoram's oil was rubbed upon the forehead for relief.

Fever: Rosemary twigs were boiled in water and used to wash a feverish body. White willow was made into a tea for what we know as an aspirin effect.

Ear ache: Softened flowers of the mullein plant steeped in olive oil were used as drops. Garlic was also thought to have relieved pain and loosen the ear wax.

Plants Mentioned In The Bible With More Details & Modern Use Updates:

Almonds are a storehouse of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin magnesium, magnesium and arginine and dietary fiber, so much so that many herbalists believe that two or three almonds a day can protect you from most sickness.

Considered brain food by many, almonds also are said to combat the agony of impotence as well. Delicious, inexpensive health insurance that's well worth considering in your life.

The aloe mentioned so prominently in the Bible is not the tropical aloe vera plant from which we derive the gels, juices and powders that are so highly respected as medicinal herbs today. Many if not most folks aren't aware of the difference, however, and assume that Biblical aloe, a tree for which there is no known medicinal use, is the same.

For the record, aloe vera is widely grown in the Holy Land today. Also for the record, it is an extremely safe and effective treatment for scrapes, cuts, burns, bedsores and other skin problems. Taken internally as juice or in capsule form, aloe is soothing to the entire intestinal tract. Widespread testimony indicates it can ease the pain of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. Aloe also is considered to be a powerful laxative for occasional use.

Seeds are a superb breath freshener and digestive aid. The herb is also said to improve memory and eliminate problems with oily skin. An excellent antacid. A pinch of seeds after dinner satisfies your sweet tooth and freshens breath even better than a candy mint. Interestingly, the bark is used as a brain and nerve cleanse by people with neurological difficulties, especially those associated with Lyme disease and its coinfections.

Anise is an annual herb growing from 1-2 feet tall with an erect, smooth stem and woody root. Upper leaves are feathery and delicate. Flowers are tiny white or yellow-white and grow in umbrella-like clusters. Essential oil is produced by flat, ovate downy seed-like fruits.

Isn't this the forbidden fruit? What can't you say about the apple as a weapon in your personal war against illnesses of all kinds? An apple a day, as the saying goes, keeps the doctor away - and it's no mystery why. Apples are chock full of vitamins - vitamin C especially - and one of the finest blood cleansers around. 
Of particular importance, health-wise, is the presence of pectin, a substance that research has shown to block receptors on the surface of cancer calls, flush environmental toxins from the body, lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and more. Strong research indicates that apples are a tremendous heart tonic,
stabilize blood sugar- levels, kill viruses and suppress appetite, making them a first-rate diet food.

Also known as prickly ash, this herb is derived from the bark of trees and has been used to treat a wide variety of complaints, including eczema, gout, arthritis and intestinal parasites, menstrual complaints and low sex drive in men and women.

There is some confusion as to what the authors of the Bible meant when they talked about balm. Scholars aren't quite sure. But for our purposes, we will assume they were referring to what we today call balm, lemon balm or bee balm. This herb makes a delicious, calming tea and is used widely to relieve menstrual cramping and the symptoms of PMS.

Believed to be mankind's oldest cultivated crop, barley is a rich source of calcium and iron and contains essential amino acids, bioflavonoids and important enzymes crucial to good health. It has been used in the treatment of duodenal and stomach disorders, pancreatitis - and is considered to be an excellent anti-inflammatory. 
Athletes can mix a teaspoon of barley grass powder into a glass of tomato juice or V-8 just prior to competitions for a strong, sustained energy boosts. Sounds like something MOST of us could benefit from!

You might not think of beans as herbs but they most certainly are. Not only that, they're featured prominently in the Bible. When the authors of the Bible spoke of beans, they were referring to a wide variety - much like the selection we enjoy today. Beans, of course, are a sensational source of low- fat protein and more vitamins and minerals than you can shake a stick at. 
Also, beans are just the kind of healthful, high-fiber food we all need plenty of to keep our cholesterol in check - and our colons working smoothly and regularly. Rich in carbohydrates as well as the important amino acids our bodies do not produce on their own and need from an outside source. If you are dieting, beans can and should be an indispensable menu item. Studies confirm that beans are appetite suppressants, taking the edge off hunger pangs for four hours or more after you eat them, eliminating the desire for snacks.

Carob tea, made from powdered carob pods, is exceptionally effective in the treatment of acute-onset diarrhea - in children especially. Carob is considered to be a rich source of fiber and tastes great, much like chocolate.

The beans themselves are a deadly poison from which the bioweapon "ricin" is made. But oil pressed from the plant has a long and revered history of healthful use in the treatment of bronchitis, lung inflammation, pneumonia, warts, skin problems, arthritis, fungal and parasitic infections and more. Warm compress to affected area, or simple massage with oiled fingers and palms, works wonders if not miracles.

Cedar (Cedarwood).
One of the oldest essential oils in medicinal use, cedar is antiseptic, astringent, fungicidal. Helpful in the treatment of cystitis, kidney complaints, coughs, acne and in relieving the pain associated with arthritic joints. Relaxing, calming, sedative. Cedarleaf oil contains a high concentration of thujone which can cause psychedelic effects if ingested orally

Sometimes referred to as "healer from heaven." Interestingly, the Bible tells us the manna God sent to Moses and his starving flock tasted like coriander. Long revered as an aid to digestion, coriander also has a history of use as a spice, perfume and mouthwash. Europeans snack on coriander candy. New studies 
intriguingly show that coriander reduces blood sugar levels AND the inflammation associated with arthritic joints.

When the Bible mentions corn, say scholars, the authors were referring to wheat, barley and other crops, not corn as we think of it. For the record, sweet corn and its components have several solid medicinal uses.

This herb, which most folks throw away, eases urination complaints, is diuretic and is often used by men with benign enlargement of the prostate. Corn itself lowers the risk of cancer and heart disease - and fights tooth decay. See also: Barley; wheat.

Like cedarwood, the essential oil derived from cypress has been venerated since Biblical days. Medicinal uses include: Circulatory problems, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, varicose veins, cellulite, bedwetting, too-frequent urination, excessive perspiration, hormonal imbalances, PMS, symptoms of menopause.

A digestive aid of the first order, dill relieves intestinal gas (flatulence) as well. Studies suggest that dill can reduce blood pressure by dilating blood vessels, stimulating respiration and slowing heart rate.

One of the oldest medicinal herbs known to man, figs are used in the treatment of cancer, constipation, scurvy, hemorrhoids, liver problems, boils and to increase energy, stamina and endurance. Figs kill roundworms and aid digestion, too.

Frankincense (boswella).
Prized essential oil rejuvenates skin, improves circulation and combats indigestion, cystitis, cold hands and feet, asthma, arthritis, shortness of breath, lung congestion. Frankincense has a chemical component that is antinociceptive (pain-blocking) and somewhat psychoactive 
similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC in marijuana) & it biochemically relieves anxiety (relaxant) when burned as an incense to all those around the smoke.

We could write volumes on the medicinal uses of this astonishing herb, but suffice it say everyone should find SOME way to add it to their diet. Garlic fights infection, thins the blood, reduces blood pressure, prevents cancer, guards against heart disease and stimulates the immune system.

Grapes contain compounds that thwart ruses, block cancers and even fight tooth decay. hock full of vitamins and nutrients essential to good health. An extract derived from grape seeds is one of he most powerful anti- oxidants known to man.

Kills bacteria, disinfects wounds and sores, relieves symptoms of asthma and sore throats, calms jittery nerves, promotes deep restful sleep, relieves diarrhea, boosts energy and even - like morphine - reduces the perception of pain.

An antiseptic herb that is a most effective treatment for cold sores, coughs, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Scholars say "leeks," as referred to in the Bible, refers, to any edible grass or green food. See Wheat Grass.

A peerless digestive aid. Calming, relaxing, pain killing. Mints of any kind are good decongestants, reliable in the treatment of sinus problems and infection prevention. Also used on wounds, burns.

It's greatest claim to fame is use in a plaster for the treatment of chest colds! Taken internally, it's a superior stimulant similar in effect to cayenne. Also like cayenne, mustard relieves pain - specially lower back and joint pain.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha).
Myrrh was one of the gifts of the Magi to the infant Jesus according to the book of Matthew. Myrrh was the primary ingredient in the anointing oil God commanded Moses to make (Exodus 30:23-33). Excellent mouthwash in the treatment of periodontal disease, sore and bleeding gums, mouth sores and fungal infections of any kind. According to the Gospel of Mark, myrrh resin mixed with wine was the intoxicant offered to Christ before he was crucified (Jesus refused so he could fully experience it). As well as numbing the pain, the mix was believed to raise a person's spiritual state. An elixir arising from the combination of nutmeg and myrrh is known to be an intoxicant and minor hallucinogen.

A circulatory stimulant that lowers blood sugar, making it a top choice among diabetics.Often used in tandem with saw palmetto for benign enlargement of the prostate gland.

Brain and gastric stimulant considered to be tonic to the digestive tract as well. Advisory: Taken in large doses, nutmeg can cause dangerously high levels, of central nervous system stimulation -- nutmeg is deliriant if consumed in large quantities.

Tea made from oak bark is used in the treatment of mouth sores, skin irritations, sore throat, fever, hemorrhoids and menstruation woes.

Olive Oil.
Olive oil actually prevents heart disease, leading one researcher to declare it "humanity's best health oil." It also lowers blood pressure and is an exceptionally rich source of vitamin E, which combats cancers, arthritis and diabetes. The oil is excellent for skin, and a simple nightly massage can reverse hair loss in men and women hen pattern baldness - the genetic kind - isn't to blame. A mainstay of the heart-healthy "Mediterranean Diet" people are always talking about.

A super infection fighter and more, the onion is known to lower elevated cholesterol levels, lower high blood pressure and even ease the sugar "spiking" and related symptoms of diabetes. Also > fights asthma and cancers. Add a little onion to your diet daily for full benefits. If you can't take the taste, get capsules.

Like most nuts, pistachio helps in the regulation of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar. Rich in protein, potassium AND dietary fiber.

Delicious and healthful fruit is good for you, but in traditional application, the most powerful medicinal component of this herb has been the bark, which expels tapeworms.

Used to lower blood pressure, relieve anxiety, relax over-tense muscles and ease digestive complaints. A circulatory stimulant, rue is effective in the treatment of headaches, too.

Peganum harmala (Syrian Rue) is a perennial shrub with fleshy spikey-looking leaves, growing up to 1 meter tall. Its small, brown seeds contains harmine and other harmala alkaloids. It is one of the plants speculated to be the Soma or Haoma of ancient Persia. Harmal seeds may have been used as an entheogen (psychoactive substance used in a religious ceremonies) in the Middle East in ancient times. Some alkaloids of harmal seeds are monoamine oxidase A inhibitors (MAOI antidepressants) and may have dependence-producing effects.

Biblical references to rye, say experts, are actually references to flax. Flax is good for the lungs and is used as a treatment for bronchitis and congestions. As a poultice, flax is used for shingles and psoriasis.

The most expensive spice on Earth, saffron imparts a wonderful aroma to food and has enjoyed wide use not only in cooking, but in perfumery. Like many rare fragrances, saffron is said to put women AND men in a special "mood" for intimacy. Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and clears clogged arteries.

This herb isn't as popular as perhaps it should be. Suggested for inflammation, rheumatism, backache, lung congestion, sores, rashes and psoriasis.

Spikenard is a flowering plant of the Valerian family that grows in the Himalayas of Nepal, China, and India. The plant grows to about 1 m in height and has pink, bell-shaped flowers. It is found in the altitude of about 3000–5000 meters. Spikenard rhizomes (underground stems) can be crushed and distilled into an intensely aromatic amber-colored essential oil, which is very thick in consistency. Nard oil is used as a perfume, an incense, a sedative, and an herbal medicine said to fight insomnia, birth difficulties, and other minor ailments

Thistles of virtually every description have valued medicinal uses. Blessed thistle aids in instances of sluggish digestion and breaks fevers. Milk thistle is tremendously beneficial to the recovery and healthy function of stressed, damaged and diseased livers, actually regenerating liver cells and increasing bile flow.

There are many kinds of vinegar, but we'll focus on apple cider vinegar, which has such a long history of medicinal use. Vinegar can be used topically in the treatment of acne, athletes foot and other fungal complaints, excessive body odor, dandruff and minor burns.

Internally, vinegar fights headache, helps clean arteries and improve circulation, burns fat, relieves the pain of sore throat, fights allergies, increases energy and improves respiration, folk use suggests. Vinegar is, in fact, a tremendously beneficial addition to just about anyone's diet. If you simply can't tolerate the taste, try it in capsule form.

The nuts themselves lower cholesterol, promoting healthy heart, but tea made from the leaves of the walnut tree has a long history of use as a skin wash -effective in the treatment of acne, psoriasis and eczema. A tea made of green walnut husks is useful in stopping diarrhea, sore throat and coughs. black walnut hull is

legendary for eliminating intestinal parasites.

Wheat Grass.
Basically a superfood with traditional uses ranging from the treatment of acne and cancer to dermatitis, lupus and low energy. Suffice it to say wheat grass is good for you - and might very well supply nutrients your body is "yearning" for!

White Poplar.
Used in the treatment of skin conditions, including cancers, ulcers, gangrenous wounds, burns and even excessive perspiration. Tea made from bark and leaves is applied externally.

Jaundice, diarrhea and diabetes.Use carefully - under the care of a professional.

Artemisia absinthium plant is a silvery-green perennial herb growing up to 1.5 meters tall which contains the volatile oil thujone. It is added to distilled ethanol to create absinthe. Its effects alone are not well understood but seem to be psychoactive.

Where were these plants mentioned? Any Biblical proof?

Many herbal remedies, plants, fruits, vegetables and perennials are mentioned in the Bible. Today we sill study a few in detail and look up were they are found in the Bible.

People who lived in Jesus’ time were wonderful herbalists! They used the herbs not only for food but to flavor food and also for medicinal purposes. They did not visit the doctor around the corner at the hospital. Hebrews 6:7

We know that Biblical people set aside plots specifically for herbs: 1 Kings 21:2

When the children of Israel wandered into the desert and received manna from heaven it was described as what? Numbers 11:7-9

Hyssop was often referred to as the herb used in purification: Psalms 51:7

It was also used to prevent blood from coagulating which may explain why the Jews in Egypt were told to use it at the time of the Passover: Exodus 12:22

The medicinal use of Hyssop can be found in John 19:29-30

Solomon must have been a very wise for proof of his wisdom: 1 Kings 4:33

The biblical hyssop - the plant which is called hyssopus officinalis - is native to southern Europe but not to the Holy Land or to Egypt - therefore the hyssop that we grow is not the one from the bible. That one could have been - according to bible authorities - marjoram, the caper plant, sorghum, the maidenhair spleenwort or the wallrue.

Mint was well known as being used for flavoring food as it still is today. Some bible experts say mint was among the "bitter herbs" mentioned in Exodus 12:8 and Numbers 9:11 along with leaves of endive, chicory, lettuce, watercress, sorrel, and dandelions. All of these were eaten as a salad. Mint was eaten after meals as a form of digestive aiding.

Parsley although not mentioned in the bible was abundant and was used at the Passover as a symbol of a new beginning because it was one of the first herbs to pop up in the spring. The Romans served it at banquets as a breath freshener. Other passages regarding the bitter herbs are Exodus 12:8 and Numbers 9:11.

Anise is mentioned in the King James Version of the bible in Matthew 23:23, however the word “anise” is considered a mistake in translation for most modern translators quote this passage as "mint and dill and cumin".

Garlic is still the same garlic we use today. It was a favorite thing to eat by the Kings of the times.

The Gourd of Jonah 4:6 is thought by some to be the castor bean plant.

Job cut up mallow for food. This plant is the saltwort, a saline plant something like spinach and eaten by the poor. Job 30:4

Mandrake is mentioned in Genesis 30:14-16. The story tells of Rachael requesting the mandrakes from Rueben, it does not tell that Rachael believed in their magical qualities, although in those days the plant was held in great esteem by the people for their magical properties. It is also known as the love apple.

Jesus mentioned rue in His rebuke of the Pharisees.

So which Thorn did Christ wear on the cross? Many thorns and brambles grew in the time of Jesus. The thorn that most believe to be the thorn He wore is the Jerusalem thorn Paliurus Spina-Christi.

Other plants mentioned in the Bible include:

Balm, Frankincense, Camphor, Cinnamon and Cassia, Saffron (These were used for perfumes and baths and are from what were considered precious woods:)

Daily food staples were:

Corn, Wheat, Lentils, Millet, Beans, Barley

Flowers mentioned in the bible:

Willow Herb, Water lily, Violet, Tulip, Salvia, Star of Bethlehem, Rose, Ranunculus, Peony, Nigella, Narcissus, Meadow Saffron, Mallow, Lupine, Loosestrife, Lily, Larkspur, Jonquil, Hyacinth, Bedstraw, Crocus, Anemone

Herbs from the Bible:

Wild Gourd, Rue, Mustard, Mint, Melon, Mandrake, Mallow, Hyssop, Garlic, Leek, Onion, Coriander, Anise, Cumin, Flax, Cucumber, Bay Leaf, Chervil, Cinnamon

Trees of the bible:

Willow, Pine, Poplar, Oak, Mulberry, Myrtle, Juniper, Green Bay Tree, Elm, Chestnut, Cypress and Cedar

Fruits mentioned in the Holy Bible:

Pomegranate, Palm, Nuts, Apple and Olives

Top Ten Holy Herbs Used In Bible


People have been using herbs for thousands of years because of their culinary and medicinal healing benefits (herbal remedies got many people burned as witches during the Dark Ages that set modern science back 1,000 years). I’ve listed out some of the most popular herbs of the Bible, and what they were traditionally used for. Hopefully, you can pick up a tip or two on how to incorporate these Biblical herbs into your diet today. In Bible days, of course, nobody knew why or how herbs prevented or eliminated disease.

1. Aloes
The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations, and constipation. Aloe was also used to embalm the dead, as well as for perfume. Today, aloe is used in many ways including treating burns, sunburns, healing bruises and rashes, moisturize skin, fight athletes foot, prevent scarring and stretch marks, speed up hair growth, and many more. The aloe mentioned so prominently in the Bible is not the tropical aloe vera plant from which we derive the gels, juices and powders that are so highly respected as medicinal herbs today. Many if not most folks aren't aware of the difference, however, and assume that Biblical aloe, a tree for which there is no known medicinal use, is the same.

2. Anise
All parts of the anise plant were used during Biblical times. The seeds, leaves and stem were used to cool high temperatures, as well as for other medicinal purposes. Today, Anise can be used to help with digestion and can be used as an anti-flatulence agent, a relief aid for coughs and colds and also can help with insomnia. Usually taken by crushing the seeds into a tea. Seeds are a superb breath freshener and digestive aid. The herb is also said to improve memory and eliminate problems with oily skin. An excellent antacid. A pinch of seeds after dinner satisfies your sweet tooth and freshens breath even better than a candy mint. Interestingly, the bark is used as a brain and nerve cleanse by people with neurological difficulties, especially those associated with Lyme disease and its coinfections.

3. Balm
Balm refers to an extremely fragrant substance that was extracted from the balsam tree. In Biblical times, balsam was considered extremely valuable. Its gum was used as incense, while the oil that came from the bark, the leaves and the berries worked well as medicine. There is some confusion as to what the authors of the Bible meant when they talked about balm. Scholars aren't quite sure. But for our purposes, we will assume they were referring to what we today call balm, lemon balm or bee balm. This herb makes a delicious, calming tea and is used widely to relieve menstrual cramping and the symptoms of PMS.

4. Bitter herbs
Bitter herbs are a collective term used for lettuce, horehound, tansy, horseradish, endive and coriander seeds. Bitter herbs were mostly used for food. In fact, the people of Israel were commanded to have bitter herbs with their Passover lamb. Today, they can be used to help with urinary tract infections, kidney stones, fluid retention, achy joints and gout.

5. Cassia
Cassia oil was popularly used as anointing oil during Biblical times. Cassia has aromatic properties quite similar to cinnamon. Today, Cassia can be used as natural hair care, coloring and conditioning. The leaves are harvested, dried, and ground into a powder used for natural hair care.

6. Cinnamon
Cinnamon, once considered more precious than gold, has some amazing medicinal benefits. The bark, where the oil comes from, was traditionally collected for anointing oil, as well as perfume. Today, cinnamon can be used for athlete’s foot, indigestion, improve brain function, helps lower blood glucose levels, among many others.

7. Cumin
The ancient Israelites took cumin seeds, dried them, and used them to flavor their food. Today, cumin can help with digestion, cardiovascular disease, urinary disorders, and fever.

8. Frankincense
Most popularly known for incense, Frankincense was used during ceremonial offerings and considered an article of luxury. Frankincense, also called Olibanum has been used for religious rites for centuries. It is mentioned in the first 5 books often. It has been used to treat internal and external ailments. It is a gummy resin found in small thorny trees called Boswellia Thurifera, growing in Africa, Yemen, and the Red Sea Countries. The sap from the trees oozes out forming small white peas, which harden in the air and turns yellow. These are burned for the aroma. The oil of Frankincense is calming and soothing and deepens breathing. So, therefore using it in a vaporizer is helpful for those with breathing ailments. Add 5-6 drops to a bath for a calming experience! Today, it can be used as an analgesic, antidepressant and sedative, in addition to being a powerful healing herb. Frankincense is also a primary ingredient in stress-reducing incenses. Prized essential oil rejuvenates skin, improves circulation and combats indigestion, cystitis, cold hands and feet, asthma, arthritis, shortness of breath, lung congestion.

9. Garlic
Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating back to when the Egyptian pyramids were built. Today, garlic is used to help prevent heart disease, including atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries (plaque buildup in the arteries that can block the flow of blood and may lead to heart attack or stroke), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and to boost the immune system. Garlic may also help protect against cancer. We could write volumes on the medicinal uses of this astonishing herb, but suffice it say everyone should find SOME way to add it to their diet. Garlic fights infection, thins the blood, reduces blood pressure, prevents cancer, guards against heart disease and stimulates the immune system.

10. Hyssop
Hyssop is a sweet smelling plant from the mint family. It was used in many ceremonial rituals of the Israelites, as burning hyssop typically meant an inner cleansing. An antiseptic herb that is a most effective treatment for cold sores, coughs, wheezing and shortness of breath.

11. Mint
Mint has been used for thousands of years as a culinary herb and for medicine. Today, mint can help with stomach aches, poor digestion, fever, hiccups, ear aches and sinuses. A peerless digestive aid. Calming, relaxing, pain killing. Mints of any kind are good decongestants, reliable in the treatment of sinus problems and infection prevention. Also used on wounds, burns.

12. Mustard
One of Jesus’ most famous parables was about the mustard seed. This may be because mustard grew so abundantly in Palestine. Today, mustard can be used for soar throats, muscle and back relaxing, and as a hair conditioner to treat damaged hair. It's greatest claim to fame is use in a plaster for the treatment of chest colds! Taken internally, it's a superior stimulant similar in effect to cayenne. Also like cayenne, mustard relieves pain - specially lower back and joint pain.

13. Myrrh
In Biblical times, it was sold as a spice or an ingredient of the anointing oil used in the Tabernacle, or as a salve for the purification of the dead. In the Roman world, it was considered a natural remedy for almost every human affliction, from earaches to hemorrhoids. This is an old fashioned remedy for making a wash for infections.  The Egyptians and Hebrews used it for incense, cosmetics, perfumes, and medicines. It was also used at that time for embalming. It was considered, as was Frankincense, a rare treasure and was so thought to be a great gift for Baby Jesus!  It, too, is a gummy resin derived from the shrub Commiphora, which is found in Arabia and Abyssinia.  Today, it is used in treating sore throats, infected gums, thrush, and athlete’s foot.  It contains cleansing agents, therefore, countering poisons in the body.  It also stimulates the circulatory system and is an expectorant!  Another name for garden myrrh is Sweet Cicely. This plant has fern like foliage with dull white flowers and grows to be about 3 feet tall. Also an intoxicant that was often given snuck to victims during crucifiction to ease the pain. Today, myrrh can be used as a cleansing agent, and to help with ulcerated throats and mouth sores. Excellent mouthwash in the treatment of periodontal disease, sore and bleeding gums, mouth sores and fungal infections of any kind.

14. Saffron
The most expensive spice in the world today was also very dear during ancient times. Because of its distinct yellow color, saffron was used not only for flavoring but to make ancient dyes as well. Ancient peoples used saffron to treat stomach upsets, bubonic plague, and smallpox. Today, recent studies have indicated possible health benefits, including cancer-inhibiting properties, aiding in allergies, help combat depression, and promote a feeling of fullness (in terms of diet).

15. Almond
Almonds are a storehouse of vitamins and nutrients, including vitamin magnesium, magnesium and arginine and dietary fiber, so much so that many herbalists believe that two or three almonds a day can protect you from most sickness.

Find more on www.bibleherbs.net

Famous Historical People Have Read The Holy Bible Too

Below we will see a list of comments famous people through history have said about reading the Holy Bible, praying, studying the scriptures, etc. Napoleon, Shakespeare, Newton, Washington and many other characters in world history had at least one thing in common...they believed in the world changing power of the Holy Bible.

RONALD REAGAN, 40th PRESIDENT OF USA “Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible.”

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "First and foremost, my Christian faith gives me a perspective and security that I don’t think I would have otherwise: That I am loved. That, at the end of the day, God is in control -- and my main responsibility is to love God with all of my heart, soul and mind, and to love my neighbor as myself. Now, I don’t always live up to that standard, but it is a standard I am always pursuing." My faith is also a great source of comfort to me. I’ve said before that my faith has grown as president. This office tends to make a person pray more; and as President Lincoln once said, “I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.”

TIME MAGAZINE "Reputable scholars now believe that the New Testament account is reliable history."

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE , EMPEROR OF FRANCE for 10 years, conquered large parts of Europe, 1769-1821: "The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne & I myself have founded empires, but upon what do these creations of our genius depend?--Upon force! Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, & to this very day millions would die for Him." “The gospel is not a book; it is a living being, with an action, a power, which invades every thing that opposes its extension, behold! It is upon this table: This book, surpassing all others. I never omit to read it, and every day with some pleasure.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE , ENGLISH POET, DRAMATIST & ACTOR, 1564-1616: "I commend my soul into the hands of God my Creator, hoping & assuredly believing, through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour, to be made partaker of life everlasting."

SUN YAT-SEN, (1866 -1925) - the Father of Modern China.
Oddly enough many modern biographies completely omit stories of personal faith, which in most devout believers greatly shapes all they do. Sun Yat-sen, according to historian Hu Sheng of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, studied in two missionary schools during his stay in Hawaii where he was converted to Christianity. " From the Opium war to the May Fourth Movement - Foreign Languages Press - Beijing, page 307)

WILLIAM GLADSTONE , PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND, 1809-1898: "All that I think, all that I hope, all that I write, all that I live for, is based upon the divinity of Jesus Christ, the central joy of my poor, wayward life. I have known 95 of the World's greatest men in my time, & of these, 87 were followers of the Bible."

GEORGE WASHINGTON , 1st US PRESIDENT, 1732-1799: "It is impossible to rightly govern the World without God & the Bible."

JOHN ADAMS , 2nd PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A., 1735-1826: "The Bible contains more philosophy than all the libraries that I have ever seen, & such parts as I cannot reconcile with my little philosophy, I postpone for future investigation."

Sir Frederic Kenyon, Director and principal librarian of the British museum, foremost expert on ancient manuscripts: “The interval between the dates of original composition (of the N.T.) and the earliest extant evidence becomes so small as to be in fact negligible and the foundation for any doubt that the Scriptures have come down to us substantially as they were written has now been removed; both the authenticity and the general integrity of the books of the N.T. may be regarded as firmly established.”

WILLIAM COWPER, ENGLISH POET, 1731-1800: "What various hindrances we meet in coming to the mercy seat! Yet who that knows the worth of prayer but wishes to be often there."

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETH E, GERMAN POET, 1749-1832: "Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in ever greater extent & depth, & the human mind widen itself as much as it desires!--Beyond the elevation & moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the Gospels, it will not go."

THOMAS JEFFERSON, 3rd PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A., 1743-1826: "I have always said that a studious perusal of the Sacred Volume will make you better citizens, better fathers & better husbands."

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETH E, GERMAN POET, 1749-1832: "Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in ever greater extent & depth, & the human mind widen itself as much as it desires!--Beyond the elevation & moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the Gospels, it will not go."

MICHELANGELO , ITALIAN SCULPTOR, PAINTER, ARCHITECT & poet, 1475-1564: "I die for the faith of Jesus Christ, & in the firm hope of a better life."

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS , 6th PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A.., 1767-1848: "The first & almost only book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. I speak as a man of the World. So great is my veneration for the Bible, that the earlier my children begin to read it, the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country & respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year."

Oh! There is never sorrow of heart
That shall lack a timely end,
If but to God we turn, & ask
Of Him to be our friend! 

ZACHARY TAYLOR , 12th PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A., 1784-1850: "It was for the love of the truths of this great & good Book that our fathers abandoned their native shores for the wilderness."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN , 16th AMERICAN PRESIDENT, 1809-1865: "I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Saviour of the World is communicated to us through this book." “I am busily engaged in the study of the Bible. I believe it is God’s word because it finds me where I am.” & "I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book that you can by reason, & the balance by faith, & you will live & die a better man. It is the best Book which God has given to man."

Within this ample Volume lies
The mystery of mysteries.
Happiest they of human race
To whom their God has given grace
To read, to fear, to hope, to pray,
To lift the latch, to force the way;
But better had they ne'er been born
That read to doubt or read to scorn. 

LEO TOLSTOY , RUSSIAN NOVELIST & PHILOSOPHER, 1828-1910: Many consider him to be one of the World's greatest writers. He wrote "War & Peace". "To understand the whole work of the Master is not in my power; but to do His will, written in my conscience, that is in my power, & that I know without a doubt. And when I do this, then undoubtedly I am at peace."

THEODORE ROOSEVELT , 26th PRESIDENT of the U.S.A., 1858-1919: "A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. Almost every man who has by his lifework added to the sum of human achievement...has based his lifework largely upon the teachings of the Bible."

WOODROW WILSON , 28th PRESIDENT of the U.S.A., held office during WW1, 1856-1924: "A man has deprived himself of the best there is in the World who has deprived himself of a knowledge of the Bible." “When you have read the Bible, you know it is the word of God, because it is the key to your heart, your own happiness, and your own duty.”

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON , ENGLISH POET LAUREATE, 1809-1892: "Bible reading is an education in itself."

CHARLES DICKENS , ENGLISH NOVELIST, 1812-1870: "The New Testament is the very best book that was or ever will be known in the World."

RALPH WALDO EMERSON , WRITER & PHILOSOPHER, 1803-1882: "All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen."

SOREN KIERKEGAARD , DANISH PHILOSOPHER, 1813-1855: "The tyrant dies & his rule ends, the martyr dies & his rule begins."

HERBERT HOOVER , 31st PRESIDENT of the U.S.A., 1874-1964: "There is no other book so various as the Bible, nor one so full of concentrated wisdom. Whether it be of law, business, morals etc...he who seeks for guidance...may look inside its covers & find illumination."

J.S. BACH , MUSIC COMPOSER - I play the notes as they are written but it is God who makes the music.

FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT , 32nd PRESIDENT of the U.S.A., 1882-1945: "The influence of the Scriptures in the early days of the Republic is plainly revealed in the writing & thinking of the men who made the nation possible...They found in the Scriptures that which shaped their course & determined their cause." & “A thorough understanding of the Bible is better than a college education.”

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER , 34th PRESIDENT of the U.S.A., 1890-1969: "To read the Bible is to take a trip to a fair land where the spirit is strengthened & faith renewed."

WERNER VON BRAUN , THE FATHER OF US SPACE PROGRAM AND RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST MAN TO THE MOON - "In this age of space flight, when we use the modern tools of science to advance into new regions of human activity, the Bible... this grandiose, stirring history of the gradual revelation and unfolding of moral law... remains in every way an up-to-date book. Our knowledge and use of the laws of nature taht enable us to fly to the moon also enable us to destroy our home planet with the atom bomb. Science itself does not address the question whether we should use the power at our disposal for good or for evil. The guidelines of what we ought to do are furnished in the moral law of God. It is no longer enough that we pray that God may be with us on our side. We must learn again to pray that we may be on God's side".

QUEEN VICTORIA , QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1819-1901: "That Book accounts for the supremacy of England. England has become great & happy by the knowledge of the true God through Jesus Christ." 

CHIEF DAN GEORGE , CANADIAN INDIAN CHIEF & film director, 1910-?: "When the White man came we had the land & they had the Bibles, now they have the land & we have the Bibles."

GEORGE S. PATTON , GENERAL OF 3rd U.S. ARMY IN EUROPE IN WWII, 1885-1945: "Yes, I read the Bible--every God-damned day!" 

JOHANNES KEPLER , GERMAN ASTRONOMER, known for his three laws of planetary action, 1571-1630: "Let my name perish if only the name of God the Father is thereby elevated."

ROBERT BOYLE , IRISH PHYSICIST & CHEMIST, called "the father of chemistry", 1627-1691: Boyle read the Bible every morning throughout his life, & "did his utmost to defend & uphold the great doctrines of the Scripture". He financed & distributed thousands of copies of a new Irish translation of the Bible.

SIR ISAAC NEWTON , ENGLISH SCIENTIST who formulated the laws of gravitation & motion, 1642-1727: Newton's achievements in science are very well known, but it is not so well known that he spent more time studying the Bible than studying the stars. "There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history. All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer. I can take my telescope & look millions of miles into space; but I can go away to my room & in prayer get nearer to God & Heaven than I can when assisted by all the telescopes of Earth." “We account the scriptures of God to be the most sublime philosophy. I find more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever.”

DOUGLAS MacARTHUR , FIVE-STAR GENERAL IN WWII, 1900-1964: "Believe me, sir, never a night goes by, be I ever so tired, but I read the Word of God before I go to bed."

ULYSSES S. GRANT , AMERICAN GENERAL, 18TH PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A., 1822-1885: "To the influence of the Book we are indebted for the progress made in civilisation, & to this we must look as our guide in the future. The Bible is the sheet-anchor of our liberties."

GENERAL PERSHING , COMMANDER OF AMERICAN FORCES IN WW1, 1860-1948: "I have known Jesus Christ now for 47 years, & I could not face life without Him. I commend such a Savior to you."

SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL , GERMAN-BORN ASTRONOMER, discoverer of the planet Uranus, 1738-1822: "All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more & more strongly the truth contained in the Sacred Scriptures."

SAMUEL F.B. MORSE , INVENTED THE MORSE CODE, 1791-1872: The first message ever sent in this code on the new line from Baltimore to Washington was four words from the Bible: "What hath God wrought!" Sam Morse wrote to his brother, "It is His work, & He alone could have carried me thus far through all my trials." 

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS - "It was the Lord who put into my mind (I could feel His hand upon me) the fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies. All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures". 

LORD KELVIN , BRITISH INVENTOR, known for the absolute scale of temperature, first transatlantic telegraph cable & helping to formulate the 2nd law of thermodynamics, 1824-1907: "The commencement of life upon Earth certainly did not take place by any action of chemistry or electricity or crystalline grouping of molecules. We must pause, face to face with the mystery & miracle of the Creation of living creatures." .

THOMAS HUXLEY , ENGLISH BIOLOGIST, 1825-1895: "The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor & oppressed. The human race is not in a position to dispense with it."

DR. ROBERT A. MILLIKAN , AMERICAN NUCLEAR PHYSICIST & Nobel Prize winner, 1868-1953: "Just as behind this watch there had to be a watchmaker, so behind the intricate precision & timing of this great Universe there had to be a Great Creator or Designer!"

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER , AMERICAN NEGRO SCIENTIST who won international fame for agricultural research, 1864-1943: Carver spent much time in prayer, & his faith & prayer, rather than his microscope, made him a success. For each problem & each discovery he spent much time praying & waiting on the Lord for results. When friends & other great men of the World came to visit, he would explain to them the Scriptures & give his own testimony of his love for the Lord.

JAMES CLERK MAXWELL , SCOTTISH SCIENTIFIC GENIUS, predicted the existence of radio waves long before their discovery, 1831-1879: "No theory of evolution can be formed to account for the similarity of molecules...Science is incompetent to reason upon the creation of matter itself out of nothing." He maintained to the end his firm faith in the Bible, "deep humility before God, reverent submission to His will, & hearty belief in the love & atonement of the Divine Savior."

SIR AMBROSE FLEMING , ENGLISH INVENTOR 1849-1948. He was a leader in the development of electric lighting, the telephone, & wireless telegraphy in England & inventor of the first electron tube. "There is abundant evidence that the Bible, though written by men, is not the product of the human mind. By countless multitudes it has always been revered as a communication to us from the Creator of the Universe. “We must not build on the sands of an uncertain and everchanging science…but upon the rock of inspired Scriptures.”

SIR JAMES SIMPSON , SCOTTISH, PIONEER IN OBSTETRICS & discoverer of chloroform, 1811-1870: When asked at a great public meeting what his greatest discovery had been, he replied without hesitation: "That I have a Saviour."

PASCAL, French philosopher and mathematician, developed the modern theory of probability, 1623-1662 “I prefer to believe those writers who get their throats cut for what they write.”
Voltaire, French infidel, died 1778 - said that within 100 years of his time, Christianity would be swept away from existence and pass into the obscurity of history. -Yet 50 years after his death, the Geneva Bible Society used his house and printing press to produce stacks of Bibles.

The Cambridge History of the Bible “No other book has known anything approaching this constant circulation.”

JEAN Jacques Rousseau, French skeptic “Jewish authors would never have invented either that style nor that morality; and the Gospel has marks of truth so great, so striking, so utterly inimitable, that the invention of it would be more astonishing than the hero.”

ROBERT DICK WILSON, fluent in more than 45 languages and dialects “I may add that the result of my 45 years of study of the Bible has led me all the time to a firmer faith that in the Old Testament, we have a true historical account of the history of the Israelite people.”

ROBERT E. LEE, Civil War General who fought for the Southern Confederacy: “In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”

PATRICK HENRY, American Revolutionary leader and orator, 1736-1799 "There is a book worth all other books which were ever printed."

PETER THE GREAT , (Emperor of Russia) when he saw sunrise, would express his wonder that men should be so stupid not to rise every morning to behold one of the most glorious sights in the universe. "They delight," said he, "in gazing on a picture, the trifling work of a mortal, and at the same time neglect one painted by the hand of the Deity Himself. For my part," added he, "I am for making my life as long as I can, and therefore sleep as little as possible."

GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY: "Faith is integral to my life. I have served as a lay pastor in my church. I faithfully follow its precepts. I was taught in my home to honor God and love my neighbor. My father was committed to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s cause of equality, and I saw my parents provide compassionate care to others, in personal ways to people nearby and in leading national volunteer movements. My faith is grounded in the conviction that a consequence of our common humanity is our responsibility to one another -- to our fellow Americans foremost, but also to every child of God." “Every religion has its own unique doctrines and history. These should not be bases for criticism but rather a test of our tolerance.” He quoted Matthew 25:35-36 in the King James Version, which states, “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me.”

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HolyBibleSearch.net - Holy Bible Search Tool Online

HolyBibleSearch.net - We just bought this domain name today. This will be our English only online Bible collection (HolyBibleVerse.com currently has 60 versions) and we be adding another dozen English translations (maybe more if we can acquire more) to be searchable. Hopefully we can get near 100 versions of only English Bibles online running and 100% searchable making your Bible study/research easier and quicker.

Right now the page is a simple search form that basically uses stuff from HolyBibleVerse.com's files & data. It's just as useful as before, but we are just getting ready to overhaul/upgrade the site to a better version! It will not take long before the temp page is gone the World's best Holy Bible search engine will be born soon!

We have progressed much over the last 10 years. We started with just one single English KJV bibles (about 5 other languages) online at www.VirtualHolyBible.com, then came www.BibleThumper.net with 36 English editions (21 other dialects), then www.HolyBibleVerse.com having 60 English versions and 66 other languages! Now it's time for the next step, the making of www.HolyBibleSearch.net (UPGRADE COMING SOON, BUT LIVE & USEABLE NOW WITH OVER 100 VERSIONS OF THE BIBLE).

Holy Bible Errors, Spelling Mistakes (Typos) In The Good Book

Everyone makes typing, writing or printing mistakes, even the editors and companies who print Holy Bibles. Over the centuries, these people have made some mind-twisting typographical errors! Throughout history, printers' errors and peculiar translations have appeared in Bibles published throughout the world. DOH!

Genuine mistakes have been found-in copies of Bible text made hundreds of years after the autographs. God only uttered the original text of Scripture, not the copies. Therefore, only the original text is without error. Inspiration does not guarantee that every copy is without error, especially in copies made from copies made from copies made from copies. For example, the King James Version (KJV) of 2 Kings 8:26 gives the age of King Ahaziah as 22, whereas 2 Chronicles 22:2 says 42. The later number cannot be correct, or he would have been older than his father. This is obviously a copyist error, but it does not alter the inerrancy of the original.

The Greatest Rarest Holy Bible Error:

This King James Version Bible is an unspeakably rare collector’s item. The printers were fined 300 pounds sterling for their terrible typographical error in printing the Ten Commandments, omitting the all-important word “not” and rendering the verse as, “Thou shalt commit adultery”! The lot of 1,000 copies were ordered destroyed, but only a handful escaped destruction, making them the rarest of rare.

Coined “The Wicked Bible”, it was meant to be a reprint of the King James Bible. The blunder was so severe, the publishers were punished with a  £300 fine and their printer’s license revoked. King Charles I was incensed, and George Abbot, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said: “I knew the tyme when great care was had about printing, the Bibles especially, good compositors and the best correctors were gotten being grave and learned men, the paper and the letter rare, and faire every way of the beste, but now the paper is nought, the composers boyes, and the correctors unlearned.” Almost all the Wicked Bible’s copies were burned, but eleven survived. One copy is in the collection of the New York Public Library and another in the Bible Museum in Branson, Missouri.

Using an unkown text replace/remove hidden "easter egg" feature on HolyBibleVerse.com we can emulate this major error verse on www.holybibleverse.com/?search=adultery&type=UKJV&change=not-%20

There is only one copy for sale in the world, and I can get it for you for $150,000.00 US plus commission (post a comment if serious buyer). I know where to get many antique rare Bibles from 1300s and up.

More Errors That Turned Up In Various Bible Editions:

A Bible printed in 1562 contains the following mistake in Mark 5:9 – “Blessed are the placemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” The correct word, of course, is “peace-makers.”

A Bible printed in 1653 reads: “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall inherit the Kingdom of God?” The passage, Corinthians 6:9, should read “shall not inherit.”

A Bible printed in 1862 botched a passage in Revelation, recording the number of the Beast, or Antichrist, as “999″ instead of “666“

A Bible printed in 1914 listed “Thou shalt kill” as one of the 10 commandments. The correct commandment, of course, is “Thou shalt not kill.”

Oddly enough, a Bible printed in 1631 blew another commandment, which led to the most famous typo of all: “Thou shalt commit adultery.”

Blessed are the place-makers.
It should be: Blessed are the peacemakers.
Matthew 5:9

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall inherit the kingdom of God.
It should be: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
1 Corinthians 6:9

Printers have persecuted me without a cause.
It should be: Princes have persecuted me without a cause.
Psalm 119:161

Go and sin on more.
It should be: Go and sin no more.
John 8:11

The fool hath said in his heart there is a God.
It should be: The fool hath said in his heart there is no God.
Psalm 14:1

Let the children first be killed.
It should be: Let the children first be filled. 
Mark 7:27

The murderer shall surely be put together.
It should be: The murderer shall surely be put to death.
Numbers 25:18

He hath ears to ear, let him hear.
It should be: He hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Matthew 11:15

I will...that women adorn themselves in modern apparel.
It should be: I will...that women adorn themselves in modest apparel.
1 Timothy 2:9

Coverdale Bible Errors:
“Bug Bible”: Myles Coverdale's 1535 Bible was known as the "Bug Bible" because the fifth verse of Psalm 91 read: “Thou shall not nede to be afrayed for eny bugges by night”. A competing claim to authorship comes from Stauffer's "The Queer, the Quaint, and the Quizzical", written in 1882. In this book, Stauffer claims that the "Bug Bible was, "printed by John Daye, 1551, with a prolouge by Tyndall." [4] The "Bug Bible" was also claimed to have been written In Middle English, the word "bugge" meant a "spectre that haunts" or a ghost.[5] The King James Bible used the word "terror". The term was actually first used by George Joye, whose translations of the Psalms were seen through the press by Coverdale before he translated the Old Testament.[6]
This use of the word "bug" was repeated in the 1539 Great Bible and in Matthew's Bible, 1551.

Matthew's Bible
"Wife-Beater's Bible" (1537): A footnote to I Peter 3:7 is rendered “And if she be not obediente and healpeful unto hym, endevoureth to beate the fere of God into her heade, that thereby she may be compelled to learne her dutye and do it.”[citation needed]

The Great Bible
The Treacle Bible opened at the page of the eponymous curiosity. St Mary’s Church, Banbury.
“Treacle Bible” (Beck's Bible): In the 1549 edition of the Great Bible, Jeremiah 8:22 was translated “Is there no tryacle [treacle] in Gilead?” Modern translations usually have "balm" or "medicine" instead. In Early Modern English, "treacle" could mean "a cure-all" as well as "molasses."


  • "Breeches Bible" 1579: Whittingham, Gilby, and Sampson: translated in Genesis 3:7 as "and they sowed figge-tree leaves together, and made themselves breeches." (This less precise translation was glossed in the margin with a more accurate, albeit longer, translation.) The accepted meaning is "coverings" (the KJV has "aprons").
  • "Place-makers' Bible" 1562: the second edition of the Geneva Bible, Matthew 5:9 reads "Blessed are the placemakers: for they shall be called the children of God"; it should read "peacemakers".
  • In its chapter heading for Luke 21 it has "Christ condemneth the poor widow" rather than "commendeth".
  • The 1589 Geneva Bible, Chapter 24:15 in the gospel of Matthew that reads, "When ye therefore shal se the abomination of desolation spoken of by David the prophet..." It should read, "Daniel the prophet."


  • "Rosin Bible" 1604: Jeremiah 8:22 reads "is there no rosin in Gilead?". "Rosin" is a brittle and sticky substance used on the bows of stringed instruments to provide friction with the strings. (The KJAV has a note at Ezekiel giving "rosin" as an alternative to "balme")
  • "Manchester edition" 1793: The heading on Chapter 3 of Leviticus and the first verse has "bees" rather than "beeves" (plural of beef). It reads: "How the pacifique hosts must be of bees, sheep, lambs and goats" ("pacifique hosts" = "peace offerings")[7]
  • "The Debased Bible" 1815; reprinted seven times: Although it used the Catholic Rheims NT text, this was actually a Protestant edition. Philippians 2:7 said that Christ "debased himself". Other Douai-Rheims editions said "emptied himself". The original 1582 text had "exinanited himself".

King James Version Mistakes:

  • The Wicked Bible renders Exodus 20:14 as "thou shalt commit adultery".
  • The 'Judas' Bible in St Mary's Church, Totnes, Devon, UK. This is a copy of the second folio edition of the Authorized Version, printed by Robert Barker, Printer to King James I, in 1613, and given to the church for the use of the Mayor of Totnes. This edition is known as the 'Judas' Bible because in Matthew c26 v36 'Judas' appears instead of 'Jesus'. In this copy the mistake (in red circle) is corrected with a slip of paper pasted over the misprint.[8]
  • In various printings of the King James Version of the Bible, some of the more famous examples have been given their own names. Among them are:
  • The Blasphemous Comma Several editions: Luke 23:32 reads "And there were also two other malefactors [crucified with Jesus]." It should have read "And there were also two other, malefactors."
  • "Judas Bible" 1611: This Bible has Judas, not Jesus, saying "Sit ye here while I go yonder and pray." (Matthew 26:36)
  • "Printers Bible" 1612: In some copies Psalm 119:161 reads "Printers have persecuted me without a cause" rather than "Princes have persecuted me..."
  • "Wicked Bible", "Adulterous Bible" or "Sinner's Bible" 1631: Barker and Lucas: Omits an important "not" from Exodus 20:14, making the seventh commandment read "Thou shalt commit adultery." The printers were fined £300 and most of the copies were recalled immediately. Only 11 copies are known to exist today.[citation needed]
  • "More Sea Bible" 1641 "...the first heaven and the first earth were died and there was more sea" rather than "...the first heaven and the first earth were died and there was no more sea." (Revelation 21:1)
  • "Unrighteous Bible" or "Wicked Bible" 1653: Cambridge Press: Another edition carrying this title omits a "not" before the word "inherit", making I Corinthians 6:9 read "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall inherit the kingdom of God?..." In addition, Romans 6:13 reads "Neither yield ye your members as instruments of righteousness into sin..." where it should read "unrighteousness".
  • "Sin On Bible": 1716: John 8:11 reads "Go and sin on more" rather than "Go and sin no more".
  • "Vinegar Bible": 1717: J. Baskett, Clarendon Press: The chapter heading for Luke 20 reads "The Parable of the Vinegar" instead of "The Parable of the Vineyard." One reviewer called this particular edition "a Baskett full of errors," what with its being replete with numerous other specimens of typographical errata throughout. One copy sold for $5,000 in 2008.[9]
  • "The Fools Bible": 1763: Psalm 14:1 reads "the fool hath said in his heart there is a God", rather than "...there is no God". The printers were fined £3,000 and all copies ordered destroyed.
  • "Denial Bible": 1792: The name Philip is substituted for Peter as the apostle who would deny Jesus in Luke 22:34.
  • "Murderer's Bible" 1801: "Murmurers" is printed as "murderers", making Jude 16 read: "These are murderers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage."
  • "Lions Bible" 1804: 1 Kings 8:19 reads "thy son that shall come forth out of thy lions", rather than "loins". This edition had another error in Numbers 25:18 which read: "The murderer shall surely be put together" rather than "...put to death".
  • "To-remain Bible" 1805: In Galatians 4:29 a proof-reader had written in "to remain" in the margin, as an answer to whether a comma should be deleted. The note inadvertently became part of the text, making the edition read "But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit to remain, even so it is now."
  • "Discharge Bible" 1806: "Discharge" replaces "charge" making I Timothy 5:21 read "I discharge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality."
  • "Standing Fishes Bible" 1806: "Fishes" replaced "fishers" making Ezekiel 47:10 read "And it shall come to pass, that the fishes shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many."
  • "Idle Shepherd" 1809: Zechariah 11:17 reads "the idle shepherd" rather than "idol shepherd".
  • "Ears To Ear Bible" 1810: Edition which makes Matthew 13:43 read: "...Who has ears to ear, let him hear." The correct phrase should be "ears to hear". In the same edition, Hebrews 9:14 comes out as "How much more shall the blood of Christ ... purge your conscience from good works [should be "dead works"] to serve the living God."
  • "Wife-hater Bible" 1810: "Wife" replaces "life" in this edition, making Luke 14:26 redundantly read "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own wife also, he cannot be my disciple."
  • "The Large Family Bible" 1820: Isaiah 66:9 reads: "Shall I bring to birth and not cease to bring forth?" rather than "Shall I bring to birth and not cause to bring forth?".
  • "Rebecca's Camels Bible" 1823: "Camels" replaces "damsels" in one instance, making Genesis 24:61 read "And Rebecca arose, and her camels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebecca and went his way."
  • "Affinity Bible" 1927: Contains a table of family affinities that includes the line "A man may not marry his grandmother's wife."
  • "Owl Bible" 1944: "Owl" replaces "own", making 1 Peter 3:5 read, "For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted God, adorned themselves, being in subjection to their owl husbands." The error was caused by a printing plate with a damaged letter n.
  • "Monochrome Bible" 1990s: A large American Bible publisher produced a new Red letter edition, bound in leather. A mistake was made in printing the Book of Timothy and the film plate containing the red letter text was omitted. Thousands of the misprinted Bibles had to be destroyed.

Does the Bible contain errors, contradictions, or discrepancies? Well we are focusing on obvious mistakes & typos (misspellings mostly) in this blog post, so that question is not quite related, but... If we read the Bible at face value, without a preconceived bias for finding errors, we will find it to be a coherent, consistent, and relatively easy-to-understand book. Yes, there are difficult passages. Yes, there are verses that appear to contradict each other. We must remember that the Bible was written by approximately 40 different authors over a period of around 1500 years. Each writer wrote with a different style, from a different perspective, to a different audience, for a different purpose. We should expect some minor differences. However, a difference is not a contradiction. It is only an error if there is absolutely no conceivable way the verses or passages can be reconciled. Even if an answer is not available right now, that does not mean an answer does not exist. Many have found a supposed error in the Bible in relation to history or geography only to find out that the Bible is correct once further archaeological evidence is discovered.