A brand new chapter of the bible has been discovered.
And it’s left the world shocked!
There’s always something new to be found in the Bible’s pages.
Many have relied on it for end of the world predictions.
Some of the first predictions of the world’s end go back to the year 1033.
The origins of these predictions differ, varying from world-spread illnesses to the scientific predictions of astrologers.
Going all the way back to Christian mythology, Armageddon is the term for the final battle between the forces of God and Satan.
It varies between different Christian denominations as to what, exactly, will happen when Armageddon takes place.
But no denomination is a stranger to predicting the world’s end.
Like the Bible, for example.
This was predicted in The Book of Revelation, which solely focused on the ultimate battle between good and evil, resulting in the end of mankind.
Even by biblical standards, this book is well known for its bizarre elements.
And it has been believed that the entire thing is a coded exhortation to Asian churches to not give up hope in the face of Roman persecution.
It’s the dark side of the Bible!
It’s not exactly the kind of book that sits on your nightstand awaiting some peaceful bedtime reading.
The Book of Revelation holds an apocalyptic and epistolary tone and it certainly isn’t an easy read.
According to The Book of Revelation, 24th June 2018 was guaranteed to be the fateful day that the world would end.
Biblical scholar, Rodrigues, was the first to make this rather unnerving statement about the world’s imminent end.
He believed that a passage from The Book of Revelation that said “He was given authority to act for forty-two months” meant that that the world’s end would be in June 2018.
It seems slightly baffling as to how the theorist generated the date of 24th June 2018 from that passage, but one should take note that, in biblical terms, math is pretty complicated.
He added forty-two to 666 (the number of the Devil), and this left him with the number 2018.
It isn’t quite finished there! It went on to say:
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number is six hundred and sixty-six”.
After calculating a whole load of numbers together that came from these passages, Rodrigues concluded that the 24th of June 2018 would be the fateful date of our world’s end.
He conveniently didn’t explain how we would all come to our imminent deaths that would lead to the wiping out of mankind, but lucky for us, it hasn’t happened yet.
So how could the world end?
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has addressed a favorite conspiracy regarding the collision of planet Earth with another planet that has never (conveniently) been included in our solar system dioramas.
NASA stated that, if there was to be a planet collision, even in many years to come, said planet would have been visible by now. Even if it wasn’t visible to the naked eye, the experts at NASA would have clocked it by now.
Looks like that’s another end-of-the-world theory that has been crossed out…
Mathieu Jean-Marc Joseph Rodrigues wasn’t the only one predicting that 2018 would be the final year of mankind.
The Nostradamus 2018 prediction was a firey one, to say the least…
Michel De Nostredame, a famed 16th-century French prophet, made the terrifying prediction of the world’s end through natural disasters and the destructions of World War 3.
This bizarre prophet predicted that the skies will open to fire, that seas and oceans will flood the lands, and powerful earthquakes will split our planet wide open.
Regardless of what happens, and the numerous predictions that have been and gone in relation to the destruction of humanity, there will forever be conspiracies about our fate on this planet.
Christianity has fueled many of these prophecies, including the work of Christian numerologist, David Meade.
This was all based on the analysis of Bible verses alongside the positions of the stars and planets, claiming that the proof lies in The Old Testament.
But it’s safe to say, the Bible can still offer us a brand new surprise …
As this week, scholars have found a brand new passage in the holy book.
A medievalist from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) discovered the passage.
The news was published in the journal New Testament Studies.
Grigory Kessel, a medievalist from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, used ultraviolet photography.
He analyzed the Syriac translation of the Bible’s Matthew chapters 11 and 12.
“The tradition of Syriac Christianity knows several translations of the Old and New Testaments,” Kessel said in a statement.
“Until recently, only two manuscripts were known to contain the Old Syriac translation of the gospels.”
So, what is this brand new passage?
Phys.org news service reveals that while the original Greek of Matthew chapter 12, verse 1 reads:
“At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath; and his disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat.”
While the newly found Syriac translation says:
“[…] began to pick the heads of grain, rub them in their hands and eat them.”
“Grigory Kessel has made a great discovery thanks to his profound knowledge of old Syriac texts and script characteristics,” said Claudia Rapp, the director of the Institute for Medieval Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
“This discovery proves how productive and important the interplay between modern digital technologies and basic research can be when dealing with medieval manuscripts.”