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Google translation
"Heal - you"
Medicine or the Louvre & the Bible
The Bible is not a medical book. But every time she addresses this issue, it is remarkably accurate both in what it says in that it does not say. Not once in its 1100 chapters there is an unscientific design or a dangerous medical practice. This is not the case in other cultures. Career in the halls and in the texts.
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Statuette of the Assyrian demon Pazuzu    MNB 467     
Richelieu room window 6 4
This work is a beautiful example of the art of
bronze Assyrians. The terrifying aspect of this hybrid monster is an expression of his evil power. His scorpion tail, his monstrous facies, its wings and talons of raptor suggest it belongs to the supernatural world.
An inscription identifying Pazuzu covers the back wings.
'King of the evil spirits of the winds', he is responsible for the spread of epidemics. Statuettes in the image of Pazuzu, husband Lamashtu were suspended bedside to pregnant women to protect them. Note the ring at the top of the head.
George Roux, French physician and scholar, observed
about Mesopotamian doctors. "Their diagnosis and prognosis are a subtle blend of superstition and good clinical observation. [...] They based their art on metaphysical concepts, thus closing the door looking for rational explanations. "AE18
The Babylonian doctors believed that most diseases have a supernatural origin, although they were also considering other causes. They sometimes sent the patient to a diviner-priest Baru, who was looking for an unknown sin, sometimes in the priest-âshipu who exorcised demons. Practices and Assyrian religious beliefs were almost identical to those of Babylon.

Magic formula and treatment   

AO 7682 showcase 15 Room 3 (19)

In the treatment of disease, it was believed the effectiveness of two methods of action: plants and the use of magic.

Both traditions mingle in this tablet, a remedy against the bites of scorpions containing a magic formula in Sumerian, followed by treatment in Akkadian.

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According to the Ebers Papyrus, a compilation of contemporary Egyptian therapeutic knowledge of the first books of the Bible (1550 av.n.è), medical knowledge was purely empirical and strongly impregnated with magic and superstition. Purports to encourage healing prescription recommended the application of human excrement, another associated magic formulas for 'disgust the demon body of the man he had'. AE19, N- AE20-/n-

Purports to encourage healing prescription recommended the application of human excrement, another associated magic formulas.

Not once in its more than 1,100 chapters
the Bible does not mention a scientific design or a dangerous medical practice.
"Their diagnoses
and tips are
subtle mixture of superstition and
good clinical observation. "
There is no footprint of these ineffective or dangerous treatment in the writings of Moses, although he was "learned in all the wisdom of Egypt. "(Acts 7:22). And hygiene measures imposed by Israel after the Exodus contrast strikingly with many of the practices described in Egyptian texts.
These vases once contained viscera wrapped in cloths and embedded in resin. Mummification (the term mumiyah, pitch) and embalming were important vectors of medical knowledge even if the anatomical and physiological concepts were limited. AE16
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The four vases "canopic" of Horemsaf
E 18876
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Vase: woman breastfeeding   
N 969
New Empire
The work represents a woman who has breast and collects colostrum to cure blindness. Recipe panacea win the French province of Champagne. AA133
Alleged portrait of doctor Paracelsus
RF 1730
Richelieu 2nd Floor Room 16 Flanders

Flemish copy of the seventeenth century \ 's an original by Quentin Massys (1465) disappeared. Rubens copied to the same table from 1617 to 1618. Visionary iconography.
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\ 's original thoughts
very modern, such
that medicine
work or homeopathy.

Etmystique rebellious spirit,
he was also astrologer as many trained doctors \ 'university exercised at that time in Europe
This pseudo-science played a very important role in medicine of Paracelsus. In his nine books \ 's Archodoxe, he devotes several chapters to the use of talismans to cure diseases, providing talismans for various diseases
as well as talismans for each sign of the zodiac. He also invented an alphabet called the Alphabet of the Magi to engrave the names of angels on talismans.
"The works of the flesh

are [...] practice of spiritism "
Galatians 5: 19
The Greek word for spiritualism is pharmakia.

One dictionary says that "originally meant the use of drugs, spells, and witchcraft. L \ 'employment
drugs was accompanied by calls to occult forces, supposed to have the power to protect the patient from the power of demons. "- Vine \ 's Dictionary AA136
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L \ 'Apothecary, also known as The Chemist inv 1463

Gabriel METSU Towards 1661
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Luke 17 ML
This relief of St. Luke is part of the gallery in Saint-Germain-l \ 'Auxerrois. He was executed by the mason Pierre de Saint-Quentin. Jean Goujon realized the sculpture parapet small reliefs depicting the four evangelists. The rood screen was destroyed in 1745 and reliefs reused differently before entering Louvre.

Medical descriptions of the Christian doctor Luc are done with care and accuracy.

"Luke, the beloved physician"
Colossians 4:14
It employs at least twenty-three Greek technical terms found in Hippocrates
and Galen. AA134
According to ancient concepts, pathology was either the result of a spell or the consequence of the violation of a taboo. If the disease was irreducible, the healer who guessed the supernatural cause and trying to eliminate it by drugs or incantations. AA135 The Bible was sought disease is the consequence of the imperfection and sin Adam, which causes death. - Isaïe33: 24, Romans 5:12
Easily recognizable with his caduceus, the wand decorated with two snakes, the demi-god Asclepius (left) is the son \ 's Apollo and \' deadly. Raised by the centaur Chiron, he practiced the \ 'art of medicine and found the remedy to raise the dead. Zeus was angry, and glared.
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Asclepius Caduceus pressing the first 644 Myr BC
Vase god Ningishzida AO 190
Ancient Mesopotamia
Aesculapius MR 177 Antique restored eighteenth century
The whole composition of this cult vase evokes the power of regeneration of nature that this god is the vector. Before two winged reptiles, geniuses with their horned tiara, wrap two snakes in an upward spiral. Image of vital power which also recalls the Greek caduceus.
The Bible is always a difference between normal conditions and those due to the possession of a demon. With God's permission, Satan "smote Job with malignant boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. "- Job 2:6
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Job on the dunghill
OA 966
Attributed to Colin Nouailher
Mid-sixteenth century
Limoges enamel painted on copper
Richelieu 1st floor
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"Job then procured a shard to scratch, and he was sitting among the ashes. "Job 2:8
Some of the greatest miracles of Jesus consisted of delivering people from demons who possessed, as it also heals the ordinary physical diseases.

Matthew (4:24) reports that led to Jesus 'possessed by demons, and epileptic'
So it makes a distinction between these two kinds of people healed by Christ. A219 The Bible mentions a number of diseases e t conditions. In Malta, Paul healed the father of Publius, who "was oppressed by fever and dysentery" (Acts 28:1-8). But the name of the disease is not always clear, and current identification questionable. We are also happy to medical references. Paul spoke of the inhabitants of Ephesus as "mentally in darkness because of the insensitivity of their heart." (Ephesians 4:18; hardening, Jerusalem, Thompson, hardness, Chouraqui.). The Greek word translated "insensitivity" derives from a word that means a harder than marble stone. This word is employed in medicine to designate concretions that form progressively in certain joints of the body and lead to paralysis. These people felt no feeling in their heart. AA159
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Saint Paul bitten by a viper in the \ 'Malta
inv 1931 Martin YOUR Antwerp, 1603
Richelieu 2nd floor room 11 Netherlands

Saved \ 's shipwreck, \' s Paul throws fire viper \ 's had bitten (Acts). In the highly expressive and colorful, although typically Marten de Vos, who \ 's not without announcing that \' s one Rubens.
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Mummy covered his "cardboard"
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It is for religious reasons that the Egyptians embalmed their dead. The Bible mentions only two specifically qualified embalming case. Both took place in Egypt. "Joseph ordered the physicians in his service to embalm about his father" (Genesis 50:2). The embalming of Joseph important man is the last mention of this practice in the Bible.
The Bible is a book of great scientific accuracy. The facts of life, to diagnostics, preventive and curative medicine presented in the Bible are far superior to the theories of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine and contemporary of the prophet Malachi. But much of what the Bible says about the disease was written by Moses about 1000 years earlier. Although qu'instruit 'in all the wisdom of the Egyptians' Moses did not write that man comes tears of Ré, but was' formed from the dust of the ground "(Genesis 2:7). He also says that "the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood" (Leviticus 17:14). The biblical account is scientifically accurate even in its anatomical and physiological details.
The Bible
a book of great
scientific accuracy
and emphasizes
prevention of
"It is truly amazing that a book
like the Bible, is said unscientific
contains health legislation,
and it is equally surprising that a nation
just out of slavery has on its books
a health code as wise and reasonable. "
dr Short AE27
A review of health laws given to Israel shows the dominant hand on prevention. A law required to be buried feces outside the camp (Deuteronomy 23: 13). This advanced preventive measure prevented the water contamination and the spread of infectious diseases. The Act contained other preventive measures. Include quarantine (Leviticus 13:1-5), prophylactic measures and purification in case of contamination (Leviticus 11:27-38), the circumcision on the eighth day AE24 (Leviticus 12:3), food taboos AA137 (Leviticus 11:4-8). These high hygiene standards as related mental health and compliance with requirements of sexual morality was a salutary protection - Exodus 20:14, Leviticus 18.
The correct biblical statements and the wisdom of such a health code well ahead of his time in stark contrast with the surrounding nations AE26 medicine.
God's law is "perfect, making the inexperienced wise, [to] keep there is a great reward," says David, also calling its author one "who heals all your diseases. "- Psalm 19:7,11; 103:2.

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