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Something like fish scales
June 16, 2011
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Acts 9:18

And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized;

Does anyone have any theories on the symbolic meaning of this fish-scale like material that fell from Paul's eyes after he was blinded for 3 days by Christ?

Jonah comes to mind since it was 3 days.

It seems like every event having just a shred of significance in the bible had some kind of symbolism associated with it. God is obvioulsy really, really into that. So there's no way this fish-scale stuff doesn't mean something important.

Interestingly, Luke was a physician and he could only describe the substance as "something like fish scales." If he had no clue what it was then it must have been something really strange. If I were Luke, I would have saved the stuff for later study. No mention of it again, though. 🙁

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June 16, 2011
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I'm thinking alien fish from Sumeria is implied there..but I am weird like that

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

June 16, 2011
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"bionic" wrote: I'm thinking alien fish from Sumeria is implied there..but I am weird like that

Ayep. Yer one o' them red letter "Librul Christians." :wave:

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

June 16, 2011
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Fish scales are transparent and allow light, but would absure seeing anything clearly. My Book, "The Way", expresses it as "It was as if fish scales fell from his eys", stating he was just no longer blind. The Way did not express it as if actutal fish scale material of some sort falling off his eyes. Maybe the brilliant light he saw is the more important part, in that it physically made him not able to see for 3 days, but was allowed to still see light, the reason for the fish scale terms. You can relate to that discribing not total blindness if you are able to decern light.

I have no idea why or what it means, which is why I need something like "the Way", becasue I find it very hard to deciepher actual Bible verses, in how they are written. The Way words it in easy to read text, however you are also reading another inturpitation.

June 16, 2011
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he might have simply realized that his mind (everyone's mind) was not entirely being run by him/themselves..but also by super psychic sea creatures from space,when they felt like it, who can also manipulate time, fyi

if you can manipulate time and people without them being aware..you would have a-lot of power..and seem Godlike..there is a higher God, though..or maybe a rebel fish..that decided it didn't like what it's fish brethren were up to...or maybe just another race of super powerful beings that did not like the shenanagins

more of my crazy stuff

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

June 16, 2011
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"bionic" wrote: he might have simply realized that his mind (everyone's mind) was not entirely being run by him/themselves..but also by super psychic sea creatures from space,when they felt like it, who can also manipulate time, fyi

if you can manipulate time and people without them being aware..you would have a-lot of power..and seem Godlike..there is a higher God, though..or maybe a rebel fish..that decided it didn't like what it's fish brethren were up to...or maybe just another race of super powerful beings that did not like the shenanagins

more of my crazy stuff

You could probably use some Fun•Dip about now, I'm thinking.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

June 16, 2011
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"greeney2" wrote: Fish scales are transparent and allow light, but would absure seeing anything clearly. My Book, "The Way", expresses it as "It was as if fish scales fell from his eys", stating he was just no longer blind. The Way did not express it as if actutal fish scale material of some sort falling off his eyes. Maybe the brilliant light he saw is the more important part, in that it physically made him not able to see for 3 days, but was allowed to still see light, the reason for the fish scale terms. You can relate to that discribing not total blindness if you are able to decern light.

I have no idea why or what it means, which is why I need something like "the Way", becasue I find it very hard to deciepher actual Bible verses, in how they are written. The Way words it in easy to read text, however you are also reading another inturpitation.

Every interpretation I've read (3) suggests it is an actual physical substance that fell from his eyes.

I think a good happy median for you might be the New Living Translation. The Way is not a biblical interpretation but it's pleasant reading. That author was Catholic so of course you're going to love it! 😀

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June 17, 2011
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Its from the Youth for Christ International and connected to Billy Grahm.

June 17, 2011
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The something like scales reminds me of trading in old vision for new vision.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

June 17, 2011
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"at1with0" wrote: The something like scales reminds me of trading in old vision for new vision.

cool, that
😎

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

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