Monday, March 3, 2014

Fourth Seal: Faux Theory On Therion: Microorganisms, Wild Beasts, Or Zombies

For the past year I have incorrectly warned you about animal attacks based on the literal translation of the Bible; based on literal Jewish tradition of the standard Four Plagues. I apologize, for there are many ways to interpret therion in the Greek, especially in regard to John's Revelation. What is Revelation’s Fourth Seal?

When he broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living being say, “Go!” I looked, and there in front of me was a pallid [Greek: chloros-green], sickly-looking horse. Its rider’s name was Death, and Sh’ol followed behind him. They were given authority to kill one-quarter of the world by war [Greek: rhomphaia-long supernatural discerning sword], by famine, by plagues and with the wild animals [Greek: therion-wild animals, little beast-dystopian microorganisms, or wild zombie-like humans] of the earth. Revelation 6:7-8 (CJB)

Where else is therion (theria) used to describe badly behaving humans?

Even one of the Cretans’ own prophets has said, “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes [Greek: theria-beasts], lazy gluttons” –and it’s true! For this reason, you must be severe when you rebuke those who have followed this false teaching, so that they will come to be sound in their trust and no longer pay attention to Judaistic myths or to the commands of people who reject the truth. Titus 1:12-14 (CJB)

So, therion means beasts, dystopian microscopic organisms, or badly behaving humans. What else does therion mean?

STRONGS NT 2342: θηρίον

θηρίον, θηρίου, τό (diminutive of θήρ; hence, a little beast, little animal; Plato, Theact., p. 171 e.; of bees, Theocritus, 19, 6; but in usage it had almost always the force of its primitive; the later diminutive is θηριδιον (cf. Epictetus diss. 2, 9, 6)); (from Homer down); the Sept. for חַיָה and בְּהֵמָה, an animal; a wild animal, wild beast, beast: properly, Mark 1:13; Acts 10:12 Rec.; ; Hebrews 12:20; (James 3:7); Revelation 6:8; in Revelation 11:7 and Revelation 13-20, under the figurative of a 'beast' is depicted Antichrist, both his person and his kingdom and power (see ἀντίχριστος); metaphorically, a brutal, bestial man, savage, ferocious, Titus 1:12 (colloquial, 'ugly dogs') (so in Aristophanes eqq. 273; Plutarch, 439; nub. 184; (cf. Schmidt, chapter 70, 2; apparently never with allusion to the stupidity of beasts); still other examples are given by Kypke, Observations, ii., p. 379; θηρία ἀνθρωπομορφα, Ignatius Smyrn. 4 [ET], cf. ad Ephes. 7 [ET]). (Synonym: see ζοων.)

Greek scholar Spiros Zodhaites also defines therion as beastly, but not the type found at zoos. Author Cris Putnam believes therion is microorganisms that act like beasts toward humans.

By properly applying a context to the word therion in Revelation, we see that it could mean animals, little beasts, microorganisms, animalistic zombie people, the antichrist, his kingdom, and his power.

Now, I’m asking you to reinterpret the past year based on increasing evidence of people behaving like animals due to drugs, or under the influence of microorganisms that cause beastly behavior. Expect the worst from microorganisms, people, and animals soon.

Moreover, understand this: in the acharit-hayamim will come trying times. People will be self-loving, money-loving, proud, arrogant, insulting, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, uncontrolled, brutal, hateful of good, traitorous, headstrong, swollen with conceit, loving pleasure rather than God, as they retain the outer form of religion but deny its power. II Timothy 3:1-5 (CJB)


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