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Does anyone know of any goat herders who sideline in writing scripture?

Does anyone know of any goat herders who sideline in writing scripture? Topic: Old newspaper writing
May 21, 2019 / By Jacinda
Question: I'm working on a project comparing the musings of goat herders past and present, but I haven't found any goat herders interested in scripture. Thanks. OK, OK, any ACTIVE goat herders (not retired ones).
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Eloise Eloise | 1 day ago
King David, in the Old Testament, was initially a goat herder- shepherd who in later life did a great deal of writing. He is credited with authoring the Psalms. There is also a contemporary book by John Barth titled "Giles Goat-Boy." However, the subject does not concern goat herders as authors. That said, goat-herders sometimes have issues that make the newspapers every so often. But they don't involve writing.
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Eloise Originally Answered: Jesus often quoted scripture, but what exactly was considered scripture in His day?
All of the quotes that Jesus made come from a Greek translation of the Torah called the Septaigant. In included all the books of the Hebrew scriptures (which are the same as the 39 books of the Protestant Old Testament) plus nine small books or additions to Daniel and Esther that are only found in this Greek translation and included in the Catholic Old Testament. It is unclear whether Jesus actually quoted from the Greek Septaigant, or from the Hebrew version of the scriptures. There are no quotes by Jesus - or any New Testament author - from the 9 additional books of the Septaigant. So it is possible the Jesus was quoting from it, but from the Jewish Torah (same as the Protestant Old Testament). But because the gospels were written in Greek, the authors quoted from the Septaigant rather that create their own translation of the scripture that Jesus quoted. All Old Tesament quotes by the other NT authors are taken from the Septaigant. Partly because it was the most commonly used translation of it day. But also because the authors were writing in Greek to Greek speaking/reading audiences. So it made sense to quote the OT in Greek, and to use the currently popular version instead of creating their own. The Septaigant contains the same books as the Catholic Old Testament, but in a slightly different arrangement. OForo example, it combines the books of 1 and 2 Samuel into a single book, as well as 1 and 2 Kings in a single book and 1 and 2 Chronicles into a single book. Orignally each was a single book, but they were divided so that they could be put onto smaller scrolls, making them easier to handle. It also uses slightly different names for some of the books, which is why there is a difference in the names of some of the OT books between the Catholic and Protestant Bibles. None of the books were originally named by their authors. The names have been added over the centuries by tradition. The Jewish people did place a higher improtance on the first 5 books of the Torah. In fact, technically, the word Torah only refers to those five books. The complete collection of the Hebrew scriptures is called the Tanack, which combines the letters for Hebrews words for Law (Torah), Writings (or Psalms) and Prophets, and refers to the three division the Jews made in their scriptures. Some Jews, such as the Suddacees of Jesus day, only considered the Torah (first five books) to be scripture. While other groups like the Pharisees included everything we know as the Old Testament today. So what was considered "scripture" varied with the group you were talking about. Jesus appeared to be in line with the Pharisees, as he quoted from not just the Torah, but also the Wrtings and Prophets as if they were scripture. He referred more than once to "the law, the psalms, and the prophets". He also stated that the "traditions" of men made the laws of God of no effect. This is seen as a rejection of the "Talmud" which means "traditions", which was a series of writings that interpeted and added to the Torah. Jesus rejected those as been "scripture".

Christel Christel
Nowadays goat herders have iPods, so they don't need to while away their free time writing scriptures.
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Aurora Aurora
The only 'goatherder' I know of who wrote ANY scripture was David. And he didn't have time for that until after he became a king. edit - Okay, Moses too. But same deal. Not until after he became a leader.
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Abbygael Abbygael
You're too late. God already inspired men of God to write all the scripture that will ever be written Time to believe it and not mock it. Thanks. Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
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Stanley Stanley
Do like everyone else seems to do around here: "Cut & Paste" the ENTIRE Bible. There, you'll find your goatherders, or their family tree, at least. (Jack begat Off, who begat James, who begat Bond, and ON & ON & ON!!!) C-Ya!
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Stanley Originally Answered: How to tell if my goat is going to have kids soon?
Get your birthing kit at the ready, sounds like she is starting to get close! The vulva will get puffy up to 30 days or so before she kids. She may also start to bag up as well when it gets closer, but some will start a month before. It's very hard to tell "when" just buy looking at her. Sometimes just a goat in good shape looks pregnant so guessing when they might pop is almost impossible if you don't know what you are looking for. Keep and eye on her udder. Usually it will start to fill and get to the point of looking so full and tight you think it might burst and it can get very shiny. Sometimes they may not bag up until they kid! I see the bagging/shinyness more in my dairy goats more than my pygmies. Their teats may also wax over with little droplets of colostrum leaking out and forming a small "cap" on the end of the teat. Best indicator that she is going to go soon is to feel to see what her ligaments are doing. Run your fingers along each side of the tailhead, you will feel hard skinny ligaments (like pencils). Once those soften up she should kid within 12-24 hrs. Sometimes even sooner! Then you will see her stray off from her buddies and she might start acting "off". This will progress to pawing the ground, laying down and getting up over and over and you will see her tail arch and curl. Most people never catch it though, as goats sometimes like their privacy ;) Don't stray far from home though if you think she is close as you will need to be there in case she has any delivery problems. Now would be a good time though to talk with your vet about what shots/vaccines to be giving her now and after she kids (and for the kids) You will need to know if you need to administer selenium, Vit A D and E etc. If you are fairy new to goats, and since this particular goat is new to you, I would suggest vaccinating for at least Enterotoxemia, Tetanus etc. Oh and deworm her once she kids. Good Luck! Goat kids are the cutest! Oh, here is my favorite website for all things goat related (should show you a vid of goat birth and how to check those ligaments too!) http://fiascofarm.com/goats/index.htm

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