Solomon’s downfall came in his old age. He had taken many foreign wives, whom he allowed to worship other gods. He even built shrines for the sacrifices of his foreign wives. Within Solomon’s kingdom, he
God’s commandments were a beautiful gift to His people. They showed them how to maintain a personal relationship with God and how to live in peace with their neighbors. God’s laws turned the people from
Noting the length of time it took Solomon to build a house for God, one is reminded that the work of missions is time-consuming. It takes time to build relationships; it takes time to build
“Light; the sun, (Gen. 41:45, 50), the great seat of sun-worship,” “called also Bethshemesh (Jer. 43:13) and Aven (Ezek. 30:17),” “stood on the east bank of the Nile, a few miles north of” “Memphis, and near Cairo, in the north-east. The Vulgate and the” “LXX. Versions have “Heliopolis” (“city of the sun”) instead of” “On in Genesis and of Aven in Ezekiel. The “city of destruction” “Isaiah speaks of (19:18, marg. “of Heres;” Heb. `Ir-ha-heres,” “which some MSS. read Ir-ha-heres, i.e., “city of the sun”) may” “be the name given to On, the prophecy being that the time will” “come when that city which was known as the “city of the sun-god” “shall become the “city of destruction” of the sun-god, i.e.,” “when idolatry shall cease, and the worship of the true God be” established. “In ancient times this city was full of obelisks dedicated to the “sun. Of these only one now remains standing. “Cleopatra’s” “Needle” was one of those which stood in this city in front of” “the Temple of Tum, i.e., “the sun.” It is now erected on the” “Thames Embankment, London.” “It was at On that Joseph wooed and won the dark-skinned “Asenath, the daughter of the high priest of its great temple.” “This was a noted university town, and here Moses gained his” “acquaintance with “all the wisdom of the Egyptians.”
“Useful, a slave who, after robbing his master Philemon (q.v.) at” “Colosse, fled to Rome, where he was converted by the apostle” “Paul, who sent him back to his master with the epistle which” bears his name. In it he beseeches Philemon to receive his slave “as a “faithful and beloved brother.” Paul offers to pay to” “Philemon anything his slave had taken, and to bear the wrong he” “had done him. He was accompanied on his return by Tychicus, the” “bearer of the Epistle to the Colossians (Philemon 1:16, 18).” “The story of this fugitive Colossian slave is a remarkable evidence of the freedom of access to the prisoner which was “granted to all, and “a beautiful illustration both of the” character of St. Paul and the transfiguring power and righteous “principles of the gospel.”
“Bringing profit, an Ephesian Christian who showed great kindness” “to Paul at Rome. He served him in many things, and had oft” refreshed him. Paul expresses a warm interest in him and his household (2 Tim. 1:16-18; 4:19).
“The Israelites in the wilderness longed for the “onions and” “garlick of Egypt” (Num. 11:5). This was the betsel of the” “Hebrews, the Allium cepe of botanists, of which it is said that” there are some thirty or forty species now growing in Palestine. “The onion is “the `undivided’ leek, unio_, _unus, one.”
“A town of Benjamin, in the “plain of Ono” (1 Chr. 8:12; Ezra” “2:33); now Kefr `Ana, 5 miles north of Lydda, and about 30 miles” north-west of Jerusalem. Not succeeding in their attempts to “deter Nehemiah from rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, Sanballat” “and Tobiah resorted to strategem, and pretending to wish a” “conference with him, they invited him to meet them at Ono. Four” “times they made the request, and every time Nehemiah refused to” come. Their object was to take him prisoner.
“A nail; claw; hoof, (Heb. sheheleth; Ex. 30:34), a Latin word” “applied to the operculum, i.e., the claw or nail of the strombus” “or wing-shell, a univalve common in the Red Sea. The opercula of” “these shell-fish when burned emit a strong odour “like” “castoreum.” This was an ingredient in the sacred incense.”
“A hail; claw; hoof, (Heb. shoham), a precious stone adorning the” breast-plate of the high priest and the shoulders of the ephod “(Ex. 28:9-12, 20; 35:27; Job 28:16; Ezek. 28:13). It was found” in the land of Havilah (Gen. 2:12). The LXX. translates the “Hebrew word by smaragdos, an emerald. Some think that the” sardonyx is meant. But the onyx differs from the sardonyx in “this, that while the latter has two layers (black and white) the” “former has three (black, white, and red).
Definition of On: “pain; force; iniquity”
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