THE COMETS OF GOD-New Scientific Evidence for God: Recent archeological, geological and astronomical discoveries that shine new light on the Bible and its prophecies [NOOK Book]

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THE COMETS OF GOD shows that almost all of the large-scale catastrophes described or prophesied in the Bible can be explained as a consequence of cometary phenomena.
Dr. Goodman, an archeologist and geologist, has spent 20 years studying the Bible’s stories and prophecies of catastrophe. His research reveals important scientific information hidden in the Bible. In a process that can be called “Biblical CSI,” Goodman translated the original Hebrew words of the Bible according to...
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THE COMETS OF GOD-New Scientific Evidence for God: Recent archeological, geological and astronomical discoveries that shine new light on the Bible and its prophecies

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Overview

THE COMETS OF GOD shows that almost all of the large-scale catastrophes described or prophesied in the Bible can be explained as a consequence of cometary phenomena.
Dr. Goodman, an archeologist and geologist, has spent 20 years studying the Bible’s stories and prophecies of catastrophe. His research reveals important scientific information hidden in the Bible. In a process that can be called “Biblical CSI,” Goodman translated the original Hebrew words of the Bible according to their ancient usage, and then related them to recent archeological, geological, and astronomical discoveries. What Goodman discovered were dramatically different explanations for these events than the traditional translations have told. THE COMETS OF GOD documents significant scientific evidence that supports the Bible and helps to establish the reality of the ancient catastrophic events recorded in the Bible. Comets are the common denominator for the Flood, the destruction of the Tower of Babel, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, some of the plagues of the Exodus, Joshua’s great victory over the Amorites, Debra and Barak’s victory over the Canaanites, and the “blast” that killed 185,000 Assyrians during the rule of King Hezekiah.
THE COMETS OF GOD also gives scientific explanations for the catastrophic events the Bible prophesies to occur during the “end times.” Many will be surprised to learn that the key to understanding passages such as the Seven Trumpets and Seven Vials of Revelation are comets, not nuclear bombs. Indeed, a large comet impact could cause the earth to rock in space, cause an earthquake that is over 14 on the Richter scale, unleash a series of tsunamis whose waves exceed a mile in height, and even cause the earth’s crust to melt. Many prophetic passages suddenly make sense once we recognize that much of Revelation’s mysterious imagery is describing the effects of different types of comet impact. How did the writers of the Bible come to ‘know’ so much about comets, the giant ice balls of space, before modern science?
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“Fascinating and threatening, this text will appeal to every reader with an inquiring mind, even the old-fashioned skeptic who refuses to acknowledge newcomers on the traditional religious scene …This astute writer knows how to present his hypothesis in a concise delivery backed by an extensive bibliography, notes, and citations. Though intended for a general audience, THE COMETS OF GOD will attract the traditional reader… [it] is intriguing and recommended reading..." Juli
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"It is worth reading if you have an overwhelming interest in the NT book of Revelation . . . to someone tied up in interpreting the book of Revelation it would make for stay up all night reading." Richard Williams
Julia Ann Charpentier
“Fascinating and threatening, this text will appeal to every reader with an inquiring mind, even the old-fashioned skeptic who refuses to acknowledge newcomers on the traditional religious scene …This astute writer knows how to present his hypothesis in a concise delivery backed by an extensive bibliography, notes, and citations. Though intended for a general audience, THE COMETS OF GOD will attract the traditional reader… [it] is intriguing and recommended reading..." FORE
Richard Williams
"It is worth reading if you have an overwhelming interest in the NT book of Revelation . . . to someone tied up in interpreting the book of Revelation it would make for stay up all night reading." GOODREADS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984489138
  • Publisher: Archeological Research Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/11/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 437,064
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Goodman received a professional degree in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, a M.A. in anthropology from the University of Arizona, a M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and a Ph.D. in anthropology from California Coast University. He was accredited by the former Society of Professional Archeologists from 1978 to 1987.
His books, American Genesis and The Genesis Mystery, included accounts of his discovery of an “early man” site in the mountains outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. Four seasons were devoted to excavating this site, the last of which included archeologists from the University of Alberta. In part, The Comets of God tells of the “linguistic and scientific discoveries” Goodman made within the pages of the Bible. Goodman is the Publisher of Archeological Research Books, LLC.
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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    closed minded

    poor reasoning based on a biased mindset

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    Timely - must read

    I found out about this book through a November 2010 press release about the Bible having detailed information about comets that NASA is just now discovering with analysis of its new photographs of Comet Hartley 2. The author lays out his case systematically that comets were the culprit for the catastrophic Bible stories and for the events spoken of in Revelation. I like that he doesn't use just one or two obscure Bible verses - instead he presents quite a few verses to support his argument that the scriptures about comets are all throughout the Bible. Being a 20 year student of the Bible, I am amazed that I've read over these passages a dozen times or more and never thought about what they were describing. I found Dr. Goodman's explanation for a comet being behind the Noah's Ark story to be fascinating and believable. His account of what really happened at the Tower of Babel makes more sense than the simplistic scrambling of a single language because the people were building a tower to reach heaven - seriously? While one had to put on their magic glasses for the wild fantasy ride in the "Left Behind" series, THE COMETS OF GOD requires a reality check, and the use of the internet to verify that what Dr. Goodman proposes indeed does have a foundation in reality. In time Dr. Goodman's assessment will be discovered to be either an interesting theory about comets and the Bible with no basis or discoveries in astronomy and geology will show this book to be ahead of its time. The scientific findings Dr. Goodman sites in this book are tipping the scales in his favor.

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  • Posted November 15, 2010

    Very Interesting -2 thumbs up

    I found THE COMETS OF GOD to be an intriguing read. I am not surprised by how little Christians have gotten correct. After all, at one time they were sure the earth was flat and the center of the universe. But let's be realistic: there have been aspects about some Bible stories that were just main "hard to swallow." You would really need the faith of a little child to believe some of the stories in the Bible. Interestingly, Dr. Goodman takes the words back to the Hebraic and cultural meaning and context to produce a logical realistic explanation for what had seemed like a fairy tale. Well, worth the read. Makes one wonder how much we are missing in the Bible.

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  • Posted February 13, 2011

    Highly Recommended - captivating

    The author of The Comets of God attempts something few writers on the Bible have tried. Geologist and archeologist author Dr. Jeffrey Goodman analyzed the stories of catastrophe in the Bible with what scientists now know about cosmic impacts upon the earth. Goodman is not the first scientist to connect the Bible's catastrophic events to comets, he lists a number of others who have made the connection including comet impact expert Dr. John S. Lewis, a professor of planetary science at the University of Arizona.

    What makes The Comets of God different is Goodman's attempt to show that descriptions of comets are found throughout the Bible and that God formed and has used comets at specific and strategic times. A painstaking case is made in Goodman's examination of each of the Bible stories. His theory that a re-examination of certain words traced back to their ancient Hebraic language and culture reveals a different story makes for a compelling read. While one would like to dismiss Goodman's assessment of one word or story, he shows how many times his chosen interpretation of a word appears in scripture with that interpretation. A couple of hours checking his analysis from Strong's Concordance shows how he made the determinations he puts forth.

    While I found Goodman's unique twists on the Old Testament stories intriguing, without poking a finger in the eye of Biblical historians, academia and translators, one cannot help asking why is Goodman the first to make these discoveries? Could this be a case that within 50 years or so it will be commonplace to state that Noah's flood was not caused by 40 days and nights of rain, but the weeks of rain and a tsunami caused flood that were the result on a nearby cometary impact in the Indian Ocean?

    Although I am not a fan of the "end times" theories so many Christians seem to be fascinated with, I think Goodman will upset many of those people who are so sure that Russia is the country to watch regarding the kick off of end time events. In an undertaking worthy of a book on just this subject, Goodman leaves no place to stand on the theory that Russia is Magog. Goodman wisely does not try to provide answers for everything that is described in Revelation. I do see his point that events described by the disciple John in the Book of Revelation seem more like descriptions of comet impacts versus nuclear or man-made WMD's. Goodman's picture of global annihilation is the stuff of real nightmares. Only time will tell if these events are all just speculation or potent forewarnings of events to actually occur.

    Regardless of where one's personal beliefs lie, The Comets of God is worth reading. Goodman's final question is worth pondering - how did so many books of the Bible manage to contain so much information that seems to be describing comets and the way they impact our planet?

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  • Posted September 28, 2011

    I have not finished the book.

    Author spends so much time at the first of the book repeating his reasons for writing it and not moving on to facts. So far the book is to "wordy".

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