...And the winters will be severe

Prophecy Sign:  Severe winters?

A very interesting piece of information has come to our attention which was posted on the website of well known prophecy scholar, L.A. Marzulli, (follow this link to his site: L.A. Marzulli - Signs of his coming).

There is a bible translation known as the Lamsa translation, which is the work of Dr. George Lamsa, an Assyrian scholar who translated the Aramaic, (Peshitta), version of the bible into English.  Our King James and subsequent English translations were derived from the Greek and Hebrew texts..  It's very likely that Jesus Christ spoke the Aramaic language, as it was the common tongue spoken at that time among the peoples of the Holy Land. 

A particular passage of scripture which we quote quite often with regards to our blog posts is from the gospel of Luke and reads this way from the New International version:

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11 NIV

However in the Aramaic to English translation of Dr. Lamsa it reads the following:

And there will be great earthquakes in different places, and famines and plagues;  and
there will be alarming sights, and great signs will appear from heaven;  and the winters will be severe. Luke 21:11 Lamsa Translation

Notice that in the Lamsa translation, the phrase, "and the winters will be severe", is included, or rather, has been removed from our King James and NIV translations.  Isn't that interesting?  Especially so given the many, many articles we have seen and read over the last couple of winters which all indicate severe winter weather not experienced in decades if not ever.  Listed below are but a few of the news headlines from just that last few days and weeks regarding the severity of winter weather now rolling through the Northern Hemisphere.  

According to the Aramaic/Lamsa translation, Jesus Christ told those of us who would be alive at the time, that extreme winters would be a sure sign of his soon coming.  We think this information is an exciting discovery, and we pray that indeed it portends the soon return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Maranatha.

Record cold kills 80 in Bangladesh

Cold in China kills about 180,000 cattle, threatens power

China is experiencing its coldest winter in decades

Record cold kills more than 100 in India

Mercury plunges to sub-zero levels; 24 people die in UP, (Northern India)

Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits

Middle East snow and cold leaves several people dead

Heavy snow leaves Jerusalem in unfamiliar territory


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