The Bible Pages, key-word index, section Cabala to Chiun
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Section Cabala to Chiun (the other sections → key00.htm)
Cabala, Cabbala – Look under the heading “Kabbala”.
- Caleb was one of the twelve men who were sent to spy out the Promised Land – see Number 13:1–20, et cetera.
- Numbers 14:28–38 tells us that of the grown-up Israelites who left Egypt, only two persons were allowed to enter the Promised Land – Joshua and Caleb.
Calendar – Did the ancient Israelites have a fixed, on beforehand calculated table of days, for their annual high days? → exa087.htm
Calling – What does the Bible say about calling, election and sanctification? → eba027.htm
- Genesis 9:18 records that Ham the son of Noah had a son by the name Canaan. Genesis 10:19 mentions “Canaanites”. Genesis 11:31 talks about “the land of Canaan”.
- Look also under the headings “Palestine” and “Israel”.
- Many bible-translations contain such words as “candles” or “candlestick”, but that is misleading. Clarification:
- In the Hebrew text of the OT, the relevant words are menorah which referred to a lampstand, and niyr which referred to a lamp.
- The menorah in the Old Covenant’s sanctuary was a lamp-stand where olive oil flowed through ducts into seven separate fires (lamps). For more on this, look under the heading “Menorah”.
- In the Greek text of the NT, the words in question are luchnos and lampas which referred to oil-lamps, and luchnia which referred to a lamp-stand.
- In the Old Covenant’s sanctuary, the continually supplied olive oil in the menorah-lampstand probably symbolised the Holy Spirit. Candles lack that flowing oil and that symbolism.
- The ritual use of candles is of Catholic origin – or older than that, actually. In the article “Candles” in the 1914 edition of ‘Catholic Encyclopedia’, we find this:
- “[…] We need not shrink from admitting that candles, like incense and lustral water, were commonly employed in pagan worship and in the rites paid to the dead […]”
- So, the modern-day custom to use candles in religious rituals is of Catholic origin, copied from older idol worship. But what do those ritual candles actually symbolise and point to? Here, it is worth noting that in the Catholic Church the candles must be made of beeswax, at least to some part. Quoting the 1914 edition of ‘Catholic Encyclopedia’, article “Altar candles”:
- “For mystical reasons the Church prescribes that the candles used at Mass and at other liturgical functions be made of beeswax (luminaria cerea). – Missale Rom., De Defectibus, X, I; Cong. Sac. Rites, 4 September, 1875) […]”
- “Mystical reasons”? Regarding candles with bees-wax: The beehive has since ancient times been used as a symbol for the Queen of heaven. And, that “queen” is not the mother of the true Jesus but an altogether different person.
- There is no biblical example of the use of candles in religious rituals, or support for it.
- The New Covenant does not have any physical rituals of that type. Many churches have such rituals, but that is another matter.
- One reason why a number of English bible-translators have used the word “candlestick” instead of “lampstand”, might be that they have copied that from the Latin text of the Catholic Vulgate version which has in 41 passages the word candelabrum. A note: That word meant even “lamp-stand” and not just “candlestick”.
- The Vulgate does not contain the word candela. It translates the Hebrew word niyr and the Greek luchnos with the Latin lucerna which means “lamp” (oil-lamp).
- Some have candles on a X-mas tree. What do those things really symbolise and point to? → ewa057.htm
- A note: There is nothing wrong in using candles for other, non-religious purposes.
- Capernaum, in the Greek text Kapernaoum, is mentioned in around 16 New Testament passages.
- Jesus was born in Bethlehem but he and his parents had to flee to Egypt, for a time. Later, they lived in Nazareth. When John the Baptist was killed, Jesus moved to Capernaum; see Matthew 4:12–16 and 9:1 and also Mark 2:1.
- Look also under the headings “Gennesaret” and “Galilee”.
- For more, see the other parts of this multi-page index, or use the search function.
Capstone (Some bible-translators have put that word into Zechariah 4:7.)
- The word “capstone” does not appear in the 1769 King James version. Some other bible-versions have the word “capstone” or “top-stone” in Zechariah 4:7, but it is clear that that passage refers to the laying of the main foundation stone of a temple. → eaa057.htm
- Is Jesus a “capstone on top of a pyramid”, as some say? Or is he, as several bible-passages say, the main corner-stone of the foundation of God’s spiritual dwelling? → eaa057.htm
- The symbolism of the missing or hovering capstone on the pyramid on the dollar bill. → eaa057.htm
Carpenter – Were Jesus and his father Joseph really “carpenters”, as many bible-versions make it seem? – Look under the heading “Jesus”.
Casting out (excommunication)
- What kind of people were the saints told to mark and avoid and cast out and deny fellowship to? → eaa108.htm
- Did the saints cast out (excommunicate) people on “doctrinal grounds”? → eaa108.htm
Cathars → (eaa037.htm)
Cedar tree – On the Anglo-Israelist dogma regarding the branch or twig of a cedar tree, Ezekiel 17:22. → eya116.htm
Censer – Look under the heading “Incense”.
Cephas – Look under the heading “Peter”.
- The English word “ceremony” comes from Middle Latin ceremonia, from Latin caerimonia (caeremonia), “awe”, “reverent rite”, “[ritual] veneration”. The origin of that Latin word is not known. The Online Etymology Dictionary says, “…obscure word, possibly of Etruscan origin, or a reference to the ancient rites performed by the Etruscan pontiffs at Caere, near Rome”.
- Regarding religious ceremonies, look under the headings “Ritual, rituals” and “Worship”.
CEV (A bible-translation.) → esa095.htm
Chaldea, Chaldean, Chaldeans, Chaldee
- Regarding the language called “Chaldee”, look under the heading “Aramaic”.
- “Ur of the Chaldeans”, Genesis 11:28. → Look under the heading “Ur”.
- The ancient kingdom of Chaldea (Babylon). → ewa086.htm
- Look also under the heading “Babel, Babylon”.
Challenge – A challenge to all believers, regarding something important. → ewa067.htm
Charges – The Old Testament: What is the difference between “charges”, “commandments”, “decrees”, “judgments”, “law”, “ordinances”, “precepts” and “statutes”? → eca037.htm
Cheating – Should believers lie? → eoa056.htm
Cheerful – The words “God loves a cheerful giver” in 2 Corinthians 9:7 refer to a collection of aid for poor saints [in Jerusalem]. → ema026.htm
- The Hebrew word was keruwb, plural keruwbim. In the Greek texts of the Septuagint and the NT, those words are transliterated as cheroub and cheroubim.
- The cherubim, were they angels? → eda018.htm
- What were the cherubs which guarded the garden of Eden? → eda018.htm
- What did the cherubs by the Mercy Seat in the Old Covenant’s sanctuary look like, and what were they? → eda018.htm
- On the cherub of Ezekiel 28:14–16. → eda056.htm
- Was Satan a cherub? → eda018.htm – (eda056.htm)
Chi – Where the articles at this site contain Greek words, the letter chi (Χ, χ) is mostly transcribed as ch. (The letter xi, Ξ, ξ, is transcribed as X, x.) (Sometimes, modern-day Greek letters may be used.) – Look also under the heading “Greek”.
- “Chief cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:20, 1 Peter 2:6). – Look under the heading “Cornerstone”.
- The old Greek word archangelos simply meant “chief messenger”. Who is God’s Chief Messenger? → eda077.htm
- For more, see the other parts of this multi-page index, or use the search function.
- Paul to the saints in Ephesus: “So that we may be no longer children, sent this way and that, turned about by every wind of teaching, by the twisting and tricks of men, by the deceits of error” (Ephesians 4:14). → esa056.htm
- “The children of Israel” = the descendants of the patriarch Jacob whose other name was Israel. (See Genesis 32:24–28.)
- “Turning the hearts of the children to the fathers” (Malachi 4:5–6). → eta027.htm
- “Chirche”, Middle English, is an earlier form of the word “church”. But, what do the words “chirche” and “church” actually point to, and what is their real origin? → ega068.htm
- Look also under the heading “Church”.
Chiun (or Kiyyun, Amos 5:26) → ewa057.htm
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