Before you read there are somethings that need to be known to avoid confusion.
Anything in italic will be me talking. Basic side notes above, below, or within scripture.
Anything in red will be the words of Jesus. No particular reason, it's just a common thing in most Bibles, so I'll make it common here. His Words should stand out anyway.
Anything underlined is simply a book title. 'n'uff said.
Anything emboldend is emphasis added by me to bring out the intended message.
When you see a Scriptural reference that has an "a" or a "b" in it, it means that I truncated a verse. In which case, the truncated part will have a "..." to avoid any confusion.
Example: Daniel 11:12,28b,30,31, 32b
All verses are from the New Living Translation unless specified otherwise.
All finds are originally uncovered by me, IceWeasel, Tyler Slocum, who ever you want to call me, unless I specify otherwise. The issue on "Spartan 117" was hinted at in the Yellow Banshee website http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~dnannery/yellowbanshee/ot/haloandthebible.html#oldcovenant , but they couldn't make up their mind on which refernce "John 117 refered to. However, they did not go as in depth as I did on how it relates to Revelations 1:17. Still, they recieve credit for finding it first. I think I should recieve credit for taking it a step further.
All of these should be taken with a grain of salt (to this day I do not know exactly what that means). None have been confirmed by the bungie staff... oh well.
Most (for right now, all) of the finds here have been originally posted at the bungie forums. All can be found scattered about in the following link:
The original post may be found deep in the Forerunner and a Prophet thread.
I was playing the level Gravemind yesterday, and the prophet of Truth said something I have always heard before (i only paid attention to it like... two or three times), but it didn't quite strike me until now.
Creatures of the Covenant! The path is broad, and we shall walk it side by side.
The path to what, Prophet of Truth? Why, the Great Journey of course! And what does the "Great Journey" yield? That's right, destruction!
Matthew 7:13 NLT
"You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. *The highway to hell(see italicised footnote)* is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose the easy way."
7:13 Greek *The way that leads to destruction*.
So Truth is leading the galaxy down the path to destruction... I'm not too surprised.
ORIGIONALLY POSTED AT: 11/8/2004 3:20 PM PST
After my previous posts pertaining to the Biblical references in halo, others have attempted at pointing them out as well. One of which being MC's name. Some insist that it points to the book of John chapter 1 verse 17, or John 1:17. Where in fact it would make much more sense if it would refer to a different book that John wrote, Revelations. Namely Revelations 1:17, where Christ reveals Himself as the First and the Last.
When I saw him, I fell at his face as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said,
"Don't be afraid! I am the first and the last..."
This is relative to Spartan 117 because in The Fall of Reach he was first and last in nearly everything.
The Fall of Reach, page 53
"First drop in three minutes," Mendez barked. "Trainee 117, you're first."...
..."not yet," John told him. He marched onto the dorpship. No one else was on board...
...Kelly paused and asked, “Who’s getting left behind?" "No one," John said. “Just get in." He made sure he was the last one on.
The Fall of Reach, page: 42
...John protested. "I was first."
"Yes, you were first," Mendez explained ,"but your team was last."
ORIGIONALLY POSTED AT: 10/28/2004 6:38 PM PST (note: this was posted BEFORE halo2 came out)
MASTER CHIEF BRINGING THE FIGHT TO THE COVENANT (note: after playing halo2, it is more apparent that that this charecter could be guilty spark or gravemind)
-[Daniel 11:22,28b,30,31, 32a]
Before him great armies will be swept away, including a covenant prince.
...On the way he will return home he will set himself against the people of the holy covenant, doing much damage before continuing his journey.
For warships from the western coastline (kittim) will scare him off, and he will withdraw and return home. But he will vent his anger against the people of the holy covenant, and reward those who forsake the covenant. His army will take over the Temple fortress, polluting the sanctuary, putting a stop to the daily sacrifices, and setting up the sacrilegious object that causes desecration.
He will flatter those who have violated the covenant and win them over to his side...
ORIGIONALY POSTED AT: 10/29/2004 12:58 PM PST
In the first 8 or 9 pages of The Fall of Reach, Nylund is describing the destruction of Jericho 7 by the hand of The Covenant. I'm not sure which part of the name Jericho 7 is more important. Either the number or the place name.
In the book of Joshua (6:1-27), the Israelites [i](also called the people of the holy covenant in the book of Daniel) marched around the city of Jericho for seven days. And on the seventh day the Israelites blew their trumpets and the entire city collapsed, leaving only a small handful of survivors.
The Fall of Reach, page 8
Their lateral lines brightened with plasma-then discharged and rained fire on Jericho VII...
...Where there had once been a paradise, only hell remained.
On the seventh day the Israelites got up and marched around the city as they had done before. But this time they went around the city seven times...
...When the people heard the sound of the horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the city from every side and captured it. They completely destroyed everything in it- men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep, donkeys - everything...
...Then the Israelites burned the city (Jericho) and everything in it. Only the things made from bronze, silver, gold or iron were kept for the Lord’s house.
ORIGIONALLY POSTED AT: 10/28/2004 8:00 PM PST
Matthew 10: 34
"Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword."
via x-process 04087.2.32.742573
(process owner Cortana)
"... He says I came not to send Peace but a Sword ..."
1 Timothy 6:7
"For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."
RECEIVED (trans) 04.11.7.0000
via x-process 04184.108.40.2065603
(process owner BW - AI - Class III)
You have brought nothing to this world, and
we will ensure you bring nothing out.
Then he asked them,” You see all these, do you not? Truly I tell you, not one stone will be left here atop another; all will be thrown down."
• CCS Truth and Reconciliation (DE H c-1)
o ALLCH (SC)
RECEIVED (trans) 04.21.7.0801
via x-process MODIFIED
(process owner EXALTED (?))
When no single human brick lies atop another, then will we be
satisfied with your destruction
Of course, this parallel may not revealing much even if it was found and posted before November 9th 2004. It doesn't seem all that noticable, but it does add evidence that the creators of halo used this specific psalm as an inspiration to create the charecter Gravemind.
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT 3/2/2005 5:52 AM PST
The ropes of death surrounded me;
the floods of destruction swept over me.
The grave wrapped its ropes around me;death itself stared me in the face.
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT 2/22/2005 7:49 PM PST
Compare the following "Cortana's quote" with the scripture:
"I knew the Covenant was good at repurposing Forerunner technology, but this is amazing. They've been using the Forerunner ship's engines as an energy source for the city. The ship isn't so much launching as it is disengaging, uncoupling itself from High Charity's power grid. Stopping Truth- that's all that matters!"
Arise, O LORD, and enter your sanctuary,
Your priests will be the agents of salvation;
may your loyal servants sing for joy.
Consider how both the Master Chief and The Arbiter met the Gravemind, the figurehead of the flood.
Don't let the floods overwhelm me,
or the deep waters swallow me,
or the pit of death devour me.
ORIGIONALLY POSTED AT: 10/28/2004 6:36 PM PST
From the center of the cloud came four living beings that looked human,
Their legs were straight like human legs, but their feet were split like calves' feet and shone like burnished bronze.
There was a surface spread out above them like the sky. It sparkled like crystal.
^^^(think about shooting their overshields)^^^
The living beings looked like bright coals of fire or brilliant torches, and it looked as though lightning was flashing back and forth among them.