The Bible Unearthed, by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman

Who is Israel Finkelstein?

Who is Neil Asher Silberman?

You can also read the entry of the aforementioned book on this link:

But, we recommend you to read the book, available on these links:

On English:

On Arabic:




La biblia platense, de Juan Straubinger – 1950

A continuación presentaremos enlaces a la biblia traducida por Juan Straubinger.

Los testamentos que se muestran por separado corresponden a imágenes escaneadas de la primera edición (al menos así las describen en los enlaces).
antiguo testamento

nuevo testamento

Este enlace incluye ambos testamentos, en .pdf navegable

Pueden ver más acerca de Juan Straubinger en los siguientes enlaces:

la biblia platense o de juan straubinger

Who is the lord of hosts?

Now we have the tools to decode the three books:
On the next two slides you’ll see who is the lord of hosts.

lord of hosts image 01

lord of hosts image 02

This is gonna be useful to all of us:

Philo of Alexandria (Philo Judæus) and his works


Check the next links for more information about him:

His works:
There are some links:

We also have the link of four books (in case you have no access the two links above.
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volumen 4

Contents of the 4 books:
Volume 1:
1.01 On the creation of the world.
1.02 On the allegories of the sacred laws.
1.03 On the cherubim; and on the flaming sword; and on the first-born child of man, Cain.
1.04 On Cain and his birth.
1.05 On the sacrifices of Abel and Cain.
1.06 On the principle that the worse is accustomed to be always plotting against the better.
1.07 On the posterity of Cain.
1.08 On the giants.
1.09 On the unchangeableness of god.
1.10 On the tilling of the Earth by Noah.
1.11 About the planting of Noah.
1.12 On drunkenness.
1.13 On sobriety.

volume 2:
2.01 On the confusion of languages.
2.02 On the migration of Abraham.
2.03 On the question, who is the heir of divine things.
2.04 On the meeting for the sake of receiving instruction.
2.05 On fugitives.
2.06 On the question why certain names in the holy scriptures are changed.
2.07 On the doctrine that dreams are sent from god, book I.
2.08 On the doctrine that dreams are sent from god, book II.
2.09 On the life of the wise mean made perfect by instruction; or, on the unwritten law, that is to say, on Abraham.
2.10 On the life of a man occupied with affairs of state; or, on Joseph.

Volume 3
3.01 On the life of Moses, that is to say, on the theology and prophetic office of Moses, Book I.
3.02 On the life of Moses, book II.
3.03 On the life of Moses, book III.
3.04 Concerning the ten commandments, which are the heads of the law.
3.05 On circumcision
3.06 On monarchy, book I.
3.07 On monarchy, book II.
3.08 On the question, what the rewards and honours are which belong to the priests.
3.09 On animals fit for sacrifice, or on victims.
3.10 On those who offer sacrifice.
3.11 On the commandment that the wages of a harlot are not to be received in the sacred treasury.
3.12 On the special laws which are referred to three articles of the decalogue, namely, the third, fourth, and fifth; about oaths, and the reverence due to them; about the holy sabbath; about the honour to be paid to parents.
3.13 To show that the festivals are ten in number.
3.14 On the festival of the basket of first-fruits.
3.15 On the honour commanded to be paid to parents.
3.16 On those special laws which are referrible to two commandments in the decalogue, the sixth and seventh, against adulterers and all lewd persons, and against murderers and all violence.
3.17 On those special laws which are contained under and have reference to the eighth, ninth, and tenth commandments.
3.18 On justice.
3.19 On the creation of magistrates.
3.20 On three virtues, that is to say, on courage, humanity, and repentance.
3.21 On rewards and punishments.
3.22 On curses.
3.23 On nobility.
3.24 To prove that every man who is virtuous is also free.

Volume 4
4.01 On a contemplative life; or on the virtues of suppliants.
4.02 On the incorruptibility of the world.
4.03 Against Flaccus.
4.04 On the virtues and on the office of ambassadors; addressed to Caius.
4.05 Concerning the world.
4.06 The fragments of the lost works.
4.07 Fragments extracted from the parallels of John of Damascus.
4.08 Fragments from a monkish manuscript.
4.09 Fragments preserved by Antonius.
4.10 Fragments from an anonymous collection in the Bodelain Library at Oxford.
4.11 Fragments from an unpublished manuscript in the Library of the French King.
4.12 A volume of questions, and solutions to those questions, which arise in Genesis.
4.13 Index to the four volumes.

Catholicism for absolute beginners, Lesson 2: Damiano’s cross is heretical, part 01

This post consists on slides with their explanation on each one of them. Enjoy it!




















What is the Analecta Hymnica?

What is the Analecta Hymnica?

“The “Analecta hymnica Medii Aevi” series was originally published from 1886 to 1922 in 55 volumes by Guido Maria Dreves, with the cooperation of Clemens Blume and Henry M. Bannister. The series provides the most extensive collection and history of medieval Latin hymns of the Catholic Church, 500-1400.”

Text extracted from:

I recommend you to download the following volumes.

Book 6: Udalricus Wessofontanus. Ulrich Stöcklins von Rottach Abts zu Wessobrunn 1438-1443. Reimgebete und Leselieder mit Ausschluss der Psalterien.

Ulrich Stöcklins von Rottach Abbot of Wessobrunn: Rhyme prayers and reading songs with exclusion of psalteries (but it has rosaries).

Book 35: Psalteria Rhythmica. Gereimte Psalterien des Mittelalters. Erste Folge. Aus Handschriften und Frühdrucken.

Rhyming Psalters of the Middle Ages. First Volume. From manuscripts and early printed books.

Book 36: Psalteria Rhythmica. Gereimte Psalterien des Mittelalters. Zweite Folge. Nebst einem Anhange von Rosarien.

Rhyming Psalters of the Middle Ages. Second Volume. In addition to an appendix of Rosaries

Book 38: Psalteria Wessofontana. Ulrich Stöcklins von Rottach Abts zu Wessobrunn 1438-1443 siebenzehn Reimpsalterien.

Ulrich Stöcklins von Rottach Abbot of Wessobrunn: seventeen rhymed Psalters

On those pages you will see the many variations created by those who refused to promote Our Lady’s Psalter (Rosary 150). I’m using these on my researchs.

The whole collection is available in

Analecta Hymnica Volume 6
Analecta Hymnica Volume 6
Analecta Hymnica Volume 35
Analecta Hymnica Volume 35
Analecta Hymnica Volume 36
Analecta Hymnica Volume 36
Analecta Hymnica Volume 38
Analecta Hymnica Volume 38

Who is Christian David Ginsburg?

“Christian David Ginsburg (25 December 1831 in Warsaw, Congress Poland (now Poland) – 7 March 1914 in Palmers Green, Middlesex, England) was a Polish-born, British Bible scholar and student of the masoretic tradition in Judaism. He was born to a Jewish family in Warsaw, converting to Christianity at the age of 15.”


“Besides editions of the Song of Songs, 1857, and Ecclesiastes, 1861, he published essays on the Karaites, 1862; and Essenes, 1864; and a full account in English of the Cabala, 1865.He then devoted himself to Masoretic studies, publishing the text and translation of Elias Levita’s “Massoret ha-Massoret” in 1867, and of Jacob b. Hayyim’s “Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible” in the same year. He was elected a member of the Board of Revisers of the Old Testament in 1870, and devoted himself to the collation of all the extant remains of the Masorah, three volumes of which he published in 1880-86. Based upon these collations, he edited a new text of the Old Testament for the Trinitarian Bible Society, which was published in 1894 under the title “The Massoretico-Critical Text of the Hebrew Bible.” To this he wrote an introduction, published together with a volume of facsimiles of the manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible, in 1897…”


Even though he published some essays about some books of the bible, his main work is “The introduction to the Massoretico-Critical Edition of the Hebrew Bible.” We discuss it on the next post.

ginsburg and his masterpiece