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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Miracles of Jesus Part One


Podcast series focusing on the miracles of Jesus Christ. PART ONE.

You’re listening to Wonders of the Bible. This is Frank DeFreitas. If someone asked you how many miracles Jesus performed, would you be able to give them an answer? I know that if someone asked me, I would probably answer by saying “a lot”. The actual number of miracles listed in the Bible is 37. It is said that there are many more miracles of Jesus that were never recorded.

Of course, an even more difficult question would be to name the miracles. I don’t know how many people would be able to do that! Would you be able to name all 37 miracles? I think it’s fair to say that it would be asking a lot!

With that in mind, I thought I would put together a series of podcasts that would list each and every miracle performed by Jesus. And I’ll turn to the Holy Bible to describe each one.

This podcast will cover miracles 1 thru 5. Future podcasts will cover more.

Usually, the miracles of Jesus are listed in the order that they were performed. However, I’m not going to be listing them that way. I will list them so that you can easily follow along with the programs.

For instance, I will begin with the gospel of Matthew, and stay in the Gospel of Matthew, starting in chapter eight. I hope that you will enjoy learning about each one.

So let’s begin...

#1 . Cleansing a Leper
Matthew 8:1-3 -- When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

This miracle is also mentioned in Mark 1:40; and Luke 5:12

#2. Healing a Centurion’s Servant
Matthew 8:5-8 -- And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,  and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.  And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

This miracle is also mentioned in Luke 7:1

#3. Healing Peter’s Mother-in-Law
Matthew 8:14-15 -- And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

This miracle is also mentioned in Mark 1:30; and in Luke 4:38

#4. Healing the Sick at Evening
Matthew 8:16-17  -- When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
This miracle is also mentioned in Mark 1:32; and Luke 4:40

#5. Stilling the Storm
Matthew 8:23-27 -- And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.  But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

This miracle is also mentioned in Mark 4:35; and Luke 8:22

If you enjoyed this first part, stay tuned to wonders of the bible as we go through all 37 miracles -- and visit my web site at wondersofthebible.org. Once again, this is Frank DeFreitas, and may God Bless You today and everyday. And, remember, to always love others, just as Jesus Christ loves you!

Friday, April 8, 2022

Erasmus 1520 Paraphrase

 

 

Erasmus (Erasmus von Rotterdam) published his new Latin translation of the New Testament in 1516. This is a page / leaf from his paraphrases, which he worked on between 1517 and 1524. It shows the title page from his writings on the book of Titus, and this particular edition / page is from 1520 (and is in Latin). In 1547, Edward VI ordered an English version, to be available in all parish churches. Queen Mary (Edward's half-sister), was a contributor.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Genesis Sermon Via Laser Beam



A demonstration of free-space laser communication technologies. Short Genesis sermon transmitted via free-space laser technology. This method of communication will one day be the standard for earth to orbital space habitats, orbital habitat to habitat, and between planetary bodies. This includes the future preservation and dissemination of the World of God. "The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever." Isaiah 40:8 (KJV)

 



Sunday, January 2, 2022

Head of Christ - Vatican Microphotograph


Microphotograph. These amazing feats of early photography require a laboratory microscope in order to see the micro-reduced images.

Here we have "Head of Christ" from a supposed original preserved in the Vatican in Rome. Microphotograph by John Stovin. UK. 1814 to possibly 1896.





Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New Bible History Show Launching July 4th 2021


I will be launching a new Wonders of the Bible web site, blog, and YouTube channel on July 4th, 2021. WOTB will always be WOTB, that will not change, but I will be able to bring you new programming that will highlight all of the Bible history items in the collection: a sort of "television" show that will be "The Greatest Show and Tell this side of Heaven".

It will be for all ages, and viewers will learn about each item in the Wonders of the Bible collection: its history; how it was created; why it is important to Bible history; and more.

So stay tuned, you won't want to miss all of the great programming planned for you here at the new Wonders of the Bible Show.

Top photo and update: isn't the ocean beautiful? This beach is a short drive from our new retirement home at the sea shore. Today (June 1st) we are having a new heating and air conditioning system installed. It will be the final major project (hopefully!) that will complete our move.

Look for the new Wonders of the Bible Show launching on Independence Day, July 4th, 2021.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Just got the new WaveLab Cast


 Here's a screen shot of the new WaveLab Cast by Steinberg. I've been waiting for a simple-to-use program that I will use strictly for editing and converting to MP3.

I have the majority of my recording equipment as outboard analog gear.

From what I understand, it was just released as a download today, so I grabbed it as soon as the the email came through. I already have the full Cubase ... but it was far too much overkill for simply editing and converting a single spoken voice podcast.

I thought I'd post a photo of the user interface, since I'm sure people will be curious to take a look. Steinberg also have a "regular" WaveLab program, and this appears to be similar in appearance, if not in features.

I've been a big fan of Audacity for many, many years. And, my very first digital workstation dates back to the 1990's with a program called Macromedia Deck II. Back then, the files were converted to RealAudio format. And the stream consisted of 6 kilobits per second. Remember this was back with 14.4 modems (or a 28.8 if you were lucky ... and rich).



And here is a sample that I just finished. For this sample, and to demonstrate the complete program, I did not use any of my outboard equipment (UA LA-610 MKII, etc). I took the raw digital file, and completed it in the WaveLab Cast. This was actually a lot of fun. And, for podcast hobbyists, I believe this new production app will be very appreciated. The microphone is a Neumann 705, fed through a SOYEZ analog launcher, into a Soundcraft Signature desk. Conversion was done with a Denon Professional DN-300R MKII rack unit at 24/48. This was then transferred into my Mac workstation running the WaveLab Cast software program, and converted to 128k MP3. As follows: