Who Wrote the Bible?"Who Wrote the Bible?" By Richard Elliot FriedmanWho Wrote the Bible?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've long been interested in the origins of the Bible, specifically the Old Testament, and more specifically the five books of Moses (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy,) since these were the texts that started it all. I wanted to see what the leading minds in biblical scholarship - not theologians, clergy or apologists, but actual academics - had to say on the subject.
Richard Elliot Friedman, noted biblical scholar and professor, has dedicated this book to that purpose. He takes a look at who wrote the Bible, how many different people/editors there were, when they wrote/edited, and why they wrote or edited in the ways that they did.
Friedman spends the first part of the book
Zambi ApacolapseStolen from CrystalAngelAquaZambi Apacolapse8 months ago in Personal More Like This
A VIRUS HAS SPREAD AROUND THE WORLD, MAKING THE DEAD PEOPLE RISE FROM THE DEAD. USE RANDOM.ORG TO CHOOSE YOUR TEAM! GOOD LUCK. Use random.org/lists/ to randomize 13 of your friends for this meme. Make sure to include yourself as well.
1. Sidekick: deaththekidfan229 (You'll be dah best, around~ No one will ever-~ //shot)
2. Sniper: XxAshlineDiamondxX (QUICK! I SEE A ZOMBIE! KEEL IT!)
3. The one who loses it: Espurrtato (Espurr! NU! ;A; )
4. The brains: Vinyl-Scratch6 (Amy! Quick! Do smart stuff!)
5. The leader: ElectricSky25 (*salutes her* You'll be awesome~)
6. The medic: dawn-giant-dragon (I hope you've got a medic degree~)
7. The one who yells vulgarities at the zombies: Squirates (Seems about right)
8. Weapon expert: imagination-firework (I can imagine that)
9. Person who can't have the molotov: nano-neko (NO! It's MY molotov, Linz!)
10. The car expert
Collection: The Green Fairy Takes Flight AgainCollection: The Green Fairy Takes Flight Again11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Green Fairy Takes Flight Again
It was banned in America in 1915, but distillation and sale resumed in USA and Europe in the 1990s. It’s a spirit produced from the flowers and leaves of the wormwood plant. Anise, fennel and other “medicinal herbs” are blended in according to secret formulas of different distillers. Who drank absinthe? Hemingway, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Toulouse–Lautrec, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Picasso, Oscar Wilde and occultist Aleister Crowley. Why were writers, poets and painters so ardent for this drink? Its secret is trace amounts of terpene thujone, reputed to induce clarity of
Villains Interview: The GeneralATTENTION, THIS IS NOT A ROLEPLAY, THIS IS AN "INTERVIEW" OF A VILLAIN I CREATED, ALL ANSWERS THAT ARE...ANSWERED ARE WRITTEN AS IF THE GENERAL WAS REAL.Villains Interview: The General1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Greetings, and welcome to the "Villians Interview Meme". Whether you like it or not, you've been brought here to answer some questions about yourself. This is a recording, pausing and starting controlled by your author, so you cannot attack me. If you begin to fight with one another, you WILL be sedated/strait-jacketed. Alright now, let's start.
Would you show the viewers a shred of kindness by allowing us to know your name(s)?
Name: The General
Rank: Leader of Venom, a Multinational Terrorist Army bent on World Conquest
Team: BLU in Appearance
Are you male or female?
Hey, asshole, Does it look like i have Chesticles
Ask Any of My OCs! (OPEN)~UPDATE~Ask Any of My OCs! (OPEN)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry. If y'all asked a question, I will truly try to answer them real soon.
Art trades got on my way, so I promise to answer them.
I promise, promise. Soon. .w.
Rules: Please make easy simple questions for my characters.
This was made for everyone to learn or have fun with my characters.
There's a limit for everyone.
Limit: 2-3 question each month (I'll keep an eye on that.)
If you ask a question, it have to be here. I easily lose questions in my inbox. Fail to post it here, I will not answer them.
Anyways, you may ask any of my OCs who's available!
They'll be responded back in visual, which mean in drawing.
So come on in and have a cup of tea with my OCs, not literally. XD
And remember, if you have a question, just post it here.
List of OCs that are available to ask:
-Darcia (Demon Star)
NEWS! A Green Day Album Trilogy Announced!April 11 -NEWS! A Green Day Album Trilogy Announced!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Billie Joe caused mass hysteria today on twitter when he dropped the bomb that Green Day's next album will actually be a trilogy entitled ¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRE!.
"BJAofficial Ok. Here's the deal. We're making a 3 album trilogy. Not 1. Not 2. But 3 albums. Called ¡UNO! ¡DOS! ¡TRE! Coming September November January"
This tweet was quickly followed by a video teaser: http://yfrog.com/3xomqz
Shortly afterward official announcements were posted on http://greenday.com and http://idiotclub.com.
The official announcement from GreenDay.com reads:
"GREEN DAY IN THE STUDIO RECORDING THREE ALBUMS – A TRILOGY ENTITLED ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, AND ¡TRÉ!
ALBUMS TO BE RELEASED FROM
SEPTEMBER 2012 TO JANUARY 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA – April 11, 2012 – Green Day is currently in the studio recording three albums – a trilogy entitled ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré! – that will be released by Reprise Records on Tuesday
People that I watchSo I got this great idea from none other than the lovely Miss CountessFoxington. And that idea would be to feature all the lovely people I watch and give a little explanation of why they are so awesome and worth watching. Let me just start off saying though that I would love to commission or trade with any and/or all of them, they are all fantastic!People that I watch2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconAlexAkuma:FuckingGotBorsch- Her art is mindblowingly amazing, like I couldn't even imagine being able to draw like that in my wildest dreams, she has a serious gift. Sadly though when it comes to journals I can't understand her very well because I don't speak Russian! And I'm not about to try google translate and look like an idiot, especially to someone so awesome xD But still check out her art, it's amazing! And she does not have nearly the watchers she deserves!
:iconAlukei:Alukei- This girl here is multi-talented, great photography, great digital art and damn good writing too. Plus she has a whole calender of art up for sal
UmThis is probably a ridiculously common topic by now, but it's common for a reason and truly should be heard.Um3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't undervalue your art. Sure, you may be a novice, but that does not mean you get to sell your art for literal pennies.
The minimum wage in the US is $7.25. That means you should technically be paid about $7 for every hour of work you do. And keep in mind, $7.25 is extremely low; you can't make a living that way at all. I'd say the minimum wage you'd have to get to be able to make a living is $15, probably enough to pay for an apartment and ramen noodle meals.
But my art isn't damn worth it! THEN DON'T SELL COMMISSIONS. Really, if you think your art is so bad that you can't put a decent price on your art, then why are you doing it in the first place? Not only is it going to kill you in your later years, it's hurting the artist community. Think of it like this: some person sells their art for 100. A person goes to another artist, who sells their dr
Everything I Need Is Everything That's Killing MeAlternative 4, AutomataEverything I Need Is Everything That's Killing Me3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Follow me, the way they've told you to be seen
Follow me, and we'll meddle with the stars
Can you believe your jumped-up heroes to be thieves?
Still you long to kiss their apathetic hearts
Everything I need is everything that's killing me
And everything I hear is everything that fed to me
Everything I feel is everything I'm told to be
Everything I see is everything I'm led to believe
Follow me as we soar across this wayward sea
Or there you'll stand, divided from the stars
From what I see there's barely a true soul to reap
Deliberate or sleepwalk through reality
Everything I need everything that's killing me
And everything I hear is everything that's fed to me
In everything I feel that everything's a
Black Butler 'Let It Go' Parody? Yes Please.So I did this thing >.> I found the lyrics on Facebook and I couldn't just NOT-it wasn't an option.Black Butler 'Let It Go' Parody? Yes Please.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please take a moment to imagine Sebastian in Elsa's dress.
I take pride in my fancy, crappily-edited Paint Shop Pro thumbnail.
Fishbones Novel DownloadA while back, I removed the ability to download the Fishbones novel because it was being spread around on certain websites without credit/permission. Since then, I have occasionally e-mailed the file to those who asked nicely, but on the whole it has been unavailable. I continue to receive emails asking for the file, but have been so overwhelmed that I've been unable to respond to them.Fishbones Novel Download3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But, I know some of you have a genuine interest in the book, especially after having read the comic. I've decided to offer the book up for download once again under these conditions.
- You can name your price. This means you can pay whatever you see fit, as low as one cent. If you would like to support me or are feeling generous, any amount would be greatly appreciated.
- I can't police the sharing of this file, though it would also be appreciated if you did not post it in its entirely on other websites, especially not without credit.
[Sorry, download removed!]
After your transaction is compl
A Song for EddwardRolf is sick with cold and sore throat, it unfortunate he cannot sing, but he write a song to chipper the Edd-boy's spirits, for he is blue as a buffalo these days. Better not to speak to him, he need to be alone. But Rolf knows something troubles him, it is not Rolf's business know what. A man's private life must be respected, no? The Goat-Milk Crazy Queen help Rolf with English grammar.A Song for Eddward3 years ago in Personal More Like This
''Your Name is Sorrow''
Watched the petals of a flower uncurl
Watched your smile fade like snow
As the Eternal Summer came to an end, a dark cloud came over you.
It was not the bones
But your breath
It was not your touch
But your pain.
With fingers like ice, you reach for something unseen
Nothing can be so deep than this emptiness inside you
And you are so lonely
Just a tree in bitter winter whose branches scream of sorrow.
People move on and love fades away
They grow up and apart with the years.
Will this happen to you?
You're the passion that's feeding the tears of an angel.
Tonight, the h
Friday night Murphy's lawsFriday night Murphy's laws3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A weekly selection amongst the images that were suggested as DDs
or simply impressed me and I think they deserve more attention.
Enjoy them, comment on them and remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well.
If you like what you see, this article
so it can reach as many deviants as possible.
Murphy's Law applied to street photography
'If anything can go wrong, it will'.
Street photography's first corollary
When the unique happening happens...your camera is at home.
When the unique happening happens...you forgot the memory card (film).
When the unique happening happens...you'll manage to accidentally delete the image.
The probability of anything happening is in inverse ratio to its desirability and to the time you spent waiting for it.
I knew iti was thinking at those people i put in is :iconPsychoLinChan: :iconPizzamanrich: :iconMatadorro: :iconSamuraiknight-1600: :iconTigerfaceswe: :iconHeroWolfMod: :iconIthinksteve: :iconTheFancyDrunkMan: :iconMisterChucken: :iconDagumiko: :iconcastjack09: :iconWaterWork1: :iconAnto2620: :iconSLOW0M0MOTION: :iconRIOTFAVGHOST: :iconMrChaosOK: :iconIrisWolfster: :iconfinn866: :iconHerrdoktorHans: :iconZteamedZoy: :iconagentslate: :iconClickingFirefly: :iconMitziWho: :iconTheAdventurerSteve:. and is because this poster i made for like days ago. and this have to be a real game modeI knew it7 months ago in Personal More Like This
but some of you knows what mortal kombat X is. that game is a fighting game. but now i got this idea 6 days ago. it took me like 1 hour and 10 mins to finish this. and i call this poster is mortal fortress x
P.S im start it to make a 4 new characters. like season pass but im not going to tell you who is going to be.
95 watchers and a QuestionFirst of all I'd like to give a huge thanks for a groovy :iconrainbow-wplz::iconrainbow-aplz::iconrainbow-tplz::iconrainbow-cplz::iconrainbow-hplz::iconrainbow-eplz::iconrainbow-rplz::iconrainbow-splz:95 watchers and a Question3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Never in a million years did I think I'd get that many! So I have a few questions on why I did get that many, but first I would like to give a few thanks!
:iconnarneybrickman: :icongarry98: :iconsendaga: most of all, but of course I thank each and everyone one of you who have commented, faved, and supported me! It means a lot more to me than you probably think c3
Now a question that I'm sure bothers every deviant and that I'm sure you're wondering about yourself too is: why are these people watching me?
So yeah that's my question in a nutshell; why are you wa
Memories Punish Me Once Again>>> Anathema, Regret <<<Memories Punish Me Once Again3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As I drift away, far away from you
I feel all alone in a crowded room
Thinking to myself
"There's no escape from this
fear, regret, loneliness"
sisters by partiallyHere
sisters by partiallyHere
sisters by partiallyHere sisters by partiallyHere
Visions of love and hate
A collage behind my eyes
Remnants of dying laughter
Echoes of silent cries
all sparks by illeg4leFading memory by JakezDanielall sparks by illeg4le
Fading memory by JakezDaniel
Fading memory by JakezDaniel
all sparks by illeg4le
Emoticons and CuteHugs or GlompsEmoticons and Cute6 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconhomosex: :iconglompfuck: :icongropeplz: :iconnewglomp: :iconsoftglompplz: :iconllamaglomp: :iconcookieglompplz: :icongwomp: :iconpumpkinglomp: :iconnoglompingplz: :iconcreepglompplz: :iconyomp: :iconglompplz: :iconfail-glompplz: :iconlemmeglompyou2plz: :iconhyperglompplz: :iconhienaglomp: :iconflapjackglompplz: :iconbritishglomp: :iconsantaglompplz: :iconjerretglompphonesplz: :icondontglompmeplz: :iconglompunch: :iconskittlesglompplz: :iconpounceglomp: :icongromp: :iconcocoglompplz: :iconcuteglompplz: :icontardglompplz: :iconninjaglompplz: :iconsnikkio-stock: :iconpyroglompplz: :iconeatmeplz: :iconglompsomethingplz: :icongiraffeglompplz: :iconglompbutt: :iconredbullglompplz: :iconmomoglompplz: :icondontglompmeplz: :iconpancakeglompplz: :iconslowglompplz: :iconsuperglompplz: :icondoublehugplz: :iconrudehug: :iconbackhug: :iconnewhugplz: :iconlovehugplz: :iconinluvplz: :icontardgrinnhugplz: :iconlovehug::icongromp: :iconsex
Devious Journal EntryMerci pour ceux qui me filent des lamas..Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
mais j'en fais quoi ..? un ranch ?
Girl confession, Superbia styleOh come on, im not the only guy on Deviantart who thinks this would be funny if a guy did it!Girl confession, Superbia style3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1.Do you sleep in your bra?
gawd i hope not
2. Do you sleep with socks on?
3. Would you rather sleep alone or with someone?
4. Do you enjoy drama?
:iconimrlynotimpressedplz: what do you think?
5. Are you a girly-girl?
6. Who was the last person you hugged?
8. Are you short?
no, im pretty tall
9. Do you like somebody?
10. Does your Facebook password have to do with a boy?
facebooks stupid. no offense
11. Do you care if your socks are dirty?
yes, because dirty sock are dirty, and they need to take a shower
12. Do you think you're alone sometimes?
13. Do you dress up on Halloween?
this year me nd my friends are dressing up as the south park gang!
14. Are you double jointed?
let me check.... nope.
15. Where is the weirdest place you have slept?
the trunk of a car
16. Has anyone touched/smacked your butt in the past 24 hour
I'm going to get a lot of shit for this one.Alright, I've tried to stay quiet about it for quite a while now, but god damnit..I'm going to get a lot of shit for this one.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
SFM/Gmod pictures is what is bugging the living shit out of me. As you may know, I'm making plenty of posters or whole comics in SFM and I know how much of an effort it requires to make something good.
But lately I see nothing but 3D art. People who actually make Digital/Traditional DRAWINGS simply dissapear in this spam of posters. So far I see that the only reason people keep on drawing is because they can't really work in SFM/Gmod or don't know how to use it.
And people who actually know how to both draw and pose are saying to themselves "That drawing is going to take me ages to finish. I'll save time and effort if I make it in Gmod/SFM!"
I sure as hell am one of these people, but for the love of God, if you ever wonder which medium is better, always pick drawing. It actually develops your sense of anatomy and you can use it anywhere (waiting in the line to the do
A little something that pisses me.....well well welllll! You probably already know what i think about people stealing art and all that shit...A little something that pisses me..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The thing is, what i don't like either is when they wait for you to upload something and then, they draw something really similar...
Or better, when they draw the same scene, put the SAME FUCKING TITLE, and just change the characters...
I don't think i'll do something for now, but i'll ask this person to be careful because if there's one thing i don't play with, it's my drawings.
I'm not a professional and i'm not a famous artist, but i think the time and the work i put in my drawings deserve some respect...even a tiny bit.
Soo that's all my little guys, hope you're all doing okay, i'll restart to draw and submit in 6 days, because the FINALS' week is coming:iconsobbplz:, and after thursday, if i pass everything, i'll be freeee for all the summer!!!
For all the guys who are passing exams, good luck my friends, you are not alone..http://cdn.straightfromthea.com/wp-content/uploads/
Microsoft Employees Disrupt Wii U Best Buy EventsRemember how Nintendo was showcasing some of their E3 games at participating Best Buy stores around the country? Well, apparently Microsoft employees have been hired to go to these events and preach about the Xbox One and make comments like "why would you buy a outdated Wii U when the Xbox One is right around the corner?"Microsoft Employees Disrupt Wii U Best Buy Events2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, the employees aren't getting what they hoped for. Most customers just start bashing the Xbox One in response. Seriously, Microsoft, the people attending these Best Buy Wii U events are people who are intimately familiar with the crap you pulled at E3. They ain't takin' your shit.
At first I thought this might just be a case of one really loyal Microsoft employee taking matters into his own hands (especially since the original source was /v/), but reports have come in from numerous Best Buy's around the country that indicate many Microsoft employees have ambushed the demo lines trying to persuade people to switch to the Xbox One.
Since so many reports have com
Breaking the KindnessBefore my mother died, if there was one thing she taught me and my sisters, it was:Breaking the Kindness7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was Kindness.
The ability to put up with someone who you care for very much, the trait of caring and helping anyone and everyone, no matter their race, their social status, their origins, nothing. They are as human as you and I are. They are FRIENDS. My mother always taught me that there are no enough kindness in the world, and of course I never knew that until she was gone. Through the eyes of a child, the world was a fantasy land to me and my sisters, where Abe was President, Spyro was a Guardian, Sonic was a film-star, Crash Bandicoot and our characters survived on Titanic while Tiny the Tiger was a Butler to the ship and us, and the Sega and Playstation 1 was everything to us. Art and music kept our imaginations running, shielded us away from the real world. But it changed when we grew older. We realized the world was not as bright and as fun as we imagi
200 WATCHERS HIT! +contest200 Watchers!200 WATCHERS HIT! +contest11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Boi o boi! It's that time of the year again!
I'm not going to waste your time with copypaste paragraphs so many people seem to think are a requirement nowadays.
I am however going to thank four people that most stand out;
:IconSendaga: for being an absolutely amazing pal, giving me lots of great ideas and even helping me through a few times when I felt lost. 10/10 best evil laughter would evil again.
:IconRainbowRoses8666: for being a soulmate, the best girlfriend I could ask for and helping me with many personal issues which often translate into my behavior on this site. #Wizzy'sABillurd
:IconThatOneScout: for being the first person I seriously looked up to, back in the day I would always sit back, look at my pictures and ask myself 'Does this look anywhere near as good as Scooter?' and being the dankest memer I ever met.
:IconUncle-Crusty: for all those laughs we've had, not being put off by the fact I rarely talk first and spraying his love all over me