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Quarantine and coronavirus—a few words about words

Jun 4, 2020

Quarantine  In the top-right of the front page of the print edition of the Carolina Journal (June 2020), a publication of the NC-based John Locke Foundation, is a little snippet-filler which states: “Quarantine. The practice of quarantine, as we know it, began, during the 14th century to protect coastal cities from plague epidemics.

“Ships arriving in Venice from infected ports were required to sit at anchor for 40 days before landing. This practice, called quarantine, was derived from the Italian words quaranti giorni, which means 40 days.”

Well, actually, no, the practice of quarantine goes back several millennia before the 14th century to the time of Moses, when the God of Israel gave his health statutes to the people.

Although the word “quarantine” is not found in the Bible (having originated from the Italian language as stated in the Journal), quarantining of a contagious individual was commanded by God in Leviticus, chapters 13 and 14, among other places in Scripture. For example, it says in Leviticus 13:5…

5 And the priest shall look on him the seventh day: and, behold, if the plague in his sight be at a stay, and the plague spread not in the skin; then the priest shall shut him up seven days more:

Nowhere in Holy Scripture do we find that the healthy population must be “shut up” or quarantined.

In fact, what Dr. “tiny Tony” Fauci and Dr. Deborah “the queen of scarves” Birx, have done in recent weeks in recommending that healthy people “shelter in place,” while their “non-essential” businesses shut down is exactly opposite of God’s laws!

POTUS had a good reason for placing them center stage in the formerly daily briefings, and that is to ultimately expose them and their ungodly deeds, as the public will surely learn before this is all over.

Coronavirus  In one of the videos I linked to in yesterday’s blog, wherein was discussed the alleged “real” king of England, one narrator or commentator declared something to the effect that, this is why the coronavirus has shown up now, because in Latin, “coronavirus” means “we have crowned the king!”

That is pure nonsense! Not even close! I know whereof I speak. I was a Latin scholar in my seminary training and I checked my memory against my Latin textbooks and dictionaries just before composing this.

True, the word corona is from the Latin and means “a crown.” It is a noun, not a verb. I am only guessing at how they could have come up with the rest of the phrase “we have [crowned]… the king”.

The word “king” (rex in Latin) is obviously nowhere to be found in “coronavirus.” The word virus is not from the Latin word “vir” which means “man,” so one cannot stretch “man” into meaning “king.”

Instead, the English word virus is carried over directly from the Latin word virus, which means. “(1) a slimy liquid, slime: (2) poison, esp. of snakes, venom…” [my emphasis; taken from my 883-page Cassell’s Latin Dictionary].

So, while the illiterate (at least in Latin) person who made that assertion in the documentary is “way beyond his/her pay grade,” there is an irony here. It is this:

Those who are out front (tiny Tony and the queen of scarves) to “help” us deal with the coronavirus, and those who are way behind the scenes (Billy boy and his foundations) are not only dealing with the "snake venom" here in the coronavirus, but they are preparing to push (with the help of the Lying Legacy Media) more “snake venom” upon the world when the vaccines are ready!

We are truly dealing with serpents here, aren’t we? Jesus knew them in His day. He denounced them on a number of occasions. Once was here in…

Matthew 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes [Lying Medianites] and Pharisees [lawyers, lawmakers, e.g., Nancy and Chuck], hypocrites…

32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

33 Ye serpents, ye generation [race] of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

This concludes our special “vocabulary lesson” for the day.

Category: Teaching