Uranium - metal of heaven (ouranos)
(for the powers of ouranos will be shaken - Luke 21:26)
A few days back (29 March) Jim Bramlett drew attention to a Joseph Prince video, and I am grateful for this - I recommend this video if you have not already viewed it. The video highlighted that the word ‘heaven’ in Luke 21 derives from the Greek word ouranos, or Uranus - the seventh planet from the Sun. This word ouranus is used for heaven extensively throughout the New Testament, and clearly has a wider meaning. What is amazing is that uranium, the core of nuclear power, is also named after Uranus! So one meaning of Luke 21:26 could be that the dynamite power of uranium, the metal of ouranos, will be shaken. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami have emphasised the importance of uranium in the world today- foreshowed 2000 years ago in God’s Word (uranium was only discovered and named around 1789). In fact, further back in Joel 2:30 pillars of smoke are spoken of, derived from the Hebrew word timeroth - palm trees, especially date palms – the shape of an atomic cloud, and a prophecy of nuclear attacks in the last days. I googled and found the article below that may be of interest. I have truncated the article - the link to the full version is at the end of the article.
LIFT UP YOUR HEADS
by Bertrand L. Comparet
Unfortunately, much of this is lost by mistranslation out of the Hebrew and Greek, in which the Bible was written. Passages of clear, specific meaning in the
original languages, are mistranslated into vague uncertainty. One of these is found in Luke 21:25-26, where Yahshua is giving the signs by which we may recognize the end of the age. As found in the King James Bible it reads thus, “ And upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming upon the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
While this sounds vaguely foreboding, just what does it mean? Can you find in it anything which people in any century would recognize? Let’s examine the meaning of the Greek words which have been mistranslated in this passage. In the first place, the Greek word sunoche (soon akh-ay) which was mistranslated distress, is derived from sunecho (soon-ekh-o), meaning to hold together, as in a group or organization. The Greek word aporia (ap-or-ee-a) mistranslated perplexity, is derived from aporeo (ap-oreh-o), meaning to have no way out, or to be in impassable straights.
Then this passage speaks of “ the powers of heaven ”, where the same statement is recorded in Mark 13:25, it says, “ The powers that are in heaven shall be shaken.” The Greek word here translated heaven is ouranos (oo-ran-os), a word of particular interest to us in the last 50 years. The name of the metal which made the atomic bomb, uranium, is derived from the same Greek word ouranos, which was merely ended with the letters ium, always used to designate a metal.
The history of this metal is interesting. Before it had been discovered on the earth, it had been found to exist on the sun. It was found by its characteristic lines in the spectrum of sunlight examined with a spectroscope in a great astronomical observatory. Since this metal had been found in the heavens, before it was found on earth, it was
decided to call it by the name which means the heavenly metal, so they called it ranium. There seems to be much more than a mere coincidence in the relation
between ouranos in this Bible passage and uranium. In view of what uranium has done to bring about exactly the conditions of which the Bible is speaking about here. Finally, the Greek word saleuo (sal-yoo-o), translated shaken, means also to agitate or stir up.
Let’s now retranslate our brief little passage. Remember the King James Bible reads this way, “ And upon the earth, distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and
the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear and for looking after those things which are coming upon the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” Correctly translated, it will read thus: “ And on earth, the nations banding together, in impassable straits and roaring storms; men’s hearts failing them for fear and expectations of those things which are coming upon civilization, because the power that is in uranium shall be stirred up.”
What shall we do about it, now that we recognize the picture as a true one, shall we fall into despair with the others? No, just go back to the Bible for an answer. What
follows immediately after the atomic warfare? Luke 21:27 says, “ And then shall they ee the Son of man coming in a cloud, with power and great glory.” The second coming of Yahshua, the event the Christian world has waited 2,000 years to see. Shall we be downhearted at this prospect, what greater event can life offer you? The following verse says, “ And when these things begin to come to pass, then lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh.”