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April 07, 2005

Putting His Money Where His Bad Translation Is

John Brown, a born-again Christian and founder of Zion Oil & Gas of Dallas, is using his Bible as a guide to finding oil in the Holy Land, according to this account.

“Most blessed of sons be Asher. Let him be favored by his brothers and let him dip his foot in oil,” Brown quotes from Moses’s blessing to one of the 12 Tribes of Israel in Deuteronomy 33:24.

Standing next to a 177-foot derrick at Kibbutz Maanit in northern Israel, Brown said the passage indicated there is oil lying beneath the biblical territory of the Tribe of Asher, where the agricultural community is located.

Unfortunately, the best translations of this passage render the word “olive oil” (an ancient symbol of prosperity), not black crude.

Perhaps God will bless his good intentions and faithfulness anyway.

Posted by Jim at April 7, 2005 06:58 AM

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Maybe he should care more about people and less about making money from oil, so money will not be his God..............

God is God and money is of the world and God will never bless money..... He will not want us to suffer, but will neither want us to love money more than Him...... too bad John Brown is using the bible to oppose God and he doesn't even know it, or does he?

Posted by: Sarah at April 8, 2005 01:36 AM