CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's Old Testament contains significant errors due to mistranslations of the ancient Hebrew from which it was derived.
In the book, Talking With God: The Radioactive Ark of the Testimony. Communication Through It. Protection From It. (Sacred Closet Books, 2010, www.TalkingWithGod.net), Roger D. Isaacs looks at the Bible and reveals misinterpretation of key words like "holy," and the impact of uncovering the original meanings of these words.
These errors raise a number of age-old biblical questions, which the book answers, including ...
- What was the true reason for the first of the Ten Commandments?
- Why did people die when they touched the Ark?
- Why were the Israelites required to perform sacrifice?
- Why doesn't the word "holy" mean "holy"?
- What is the soul and where is it located?
- What is God?
The answers are hidden by centuries of wrong interpretations of more than 30 important words in the Bible that skew our understanding of what really happened in ancient times. By clarifying the original meanings of words used by firsthand observers, Talking With God reaches new conclusions about what happened when the Lord gave Moses the laws/stones on Mt. Sinai.
In his quest to understand the ark, Isaacs repeatedly encountered words in the Bible that don't seem to mean what they say: "holy," "glory," "clean," "unclean," "sin," "atone," "plague," "soul," etc. While some have written off the Bible for "inconsistencies" and "contradictions," Isaacs has spent countless hours investigating clues about these suspicious words across 18 neighboring languages in academic archives, digs, museums, and libraries in the U.S., Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, Israel, and England.
Together, the redefined words paint a startling picture of the Ark of the Testimony (aka Ark of the Covenant) as a communications device and daily dangers that the ancient Israelites experienced owning it.
The book is about familiar biblical words, which on further examination don't mean what they say. It's about a communications device used by Moses to speak with God and the presence of radioactivity, which constantly threatened the Israelites as they crossed the Wilderness from Egypt to Canaan over three thousand years ago. Talking With God discusses these phenomena, detailed in the Old Testament, in terms of modern physics and chemistry.
Isaacs says the Bible clearly describes the Ark as a radio-like instrument, receiving communication through a cloud that transmitted sound waves. He describes the cloud as being extremely radioactive and, thus, requiring several protections from it such as sacrifice, incense, special clothing, and chemicals.
According to Robert Marx, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Hakifa, Glencoe, and past president of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, "Talking with God dramatically introduces a whole new world of thinking about biblical practices ... the book is disturbing in a most incredible way. Agree with Isaacs or not, you will never be able to accept the Bible in the same way as scholars have done throughout the centuries."
Talking With God: The Radioactive Ark of the Testimony, paints a startling picture of what the ancient Israelites experienced ... about the Ark as a communications device and the tabernacle that housed the Ark and all its instruments. For further information, visit http://www.TalkingWithGod.net or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
From the early 1950s until 1965, Roger D. Isaacs worked with his father, the noted hematologist and biblical scholar Dr. Raphael Isaacs, on the theory, which is now encompassed in Talking With God. This collaboration culminated in a monograph on the subject entitled "Puzzling Biblical Laws" (Bloch, 1965). After Dr. Isaacs' death in 1965, Roger Isaacs launched into independent research on the subject, which has become the foundation of this book.
Mr. Isaacs attended the University of Chicago and The University of Wisconsin (Madison). His education was interrupted by World War II. During the war, he served with the 87th Infantry division in France and Germany where he received the Purple Heart. After the war, Isaacs continued his education at Bard College and graduated with a degree in Language and Literature.
From 1948 to 1992, Isaacs was an executive with The Public Relations Board, an international public relations agency, where he served as Chairman and president until he sold the company to the communications conglomerate Omnicom. Isaacs has two children and four grandchildren and lives in Glencoe, Illinois with his wife Joyce.
SOURCE Roger Isaacs