And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying… – Matthew 5: 1-2 Among the
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. (Hebrews
Suppose you are strapped for cash and you decide to pawn your favorite diamond ring. The way the pawn shop process works (so they tell me) is that you take in your ring. The pawn
“This word is used, (1.) To express the idea that the Egyptians” considered themselves as defiled when they ate with strangers “(Gen. 43:32). The Jews subsequently followed the same practice,” holding it unlawful to eat or drink with foreigners (John 18:28; Acts 10:28; 11:3). “(2.) Every shepherd was “an abomination” unto the Egyptians “(Gen. 46:34). This aversion to shepherds, such as the Hebrews,” arose probably from the fact that Lower and Middle Egypt had formerly been held in oppressive subjection by a tribe of nomad “shepherds (the Hyksos), who had only recently been expelled, and” partly also perhaps from this other fact that the Egyptians detested the lawless habits of these wandering shepherds. “(3.) Pharaoh was so moved by the fourth plague, that while he “refused the demand of Moses, he offered a compromise, granting” to the Israelites permission to hold their festival and offer their sacrifices in Egypt. This permission could not be “accepted, because Moses said they would have to sacrifice “the” “abomination of the Egyptians” (Ex. 8:26); i.e., the cow or ox,” “which all the Egyptians held as sacred, and which they regarded” it as sacrilegious to kill. “(4.) Daniel (11:31), in that section of his prophecies which is generally interpreted as referring to the fearful calamities that were to fall on the Jews in the time of Antiochus “Epiphanes, says, “And they shall place the abomination that” “maketh desolate.” Antiochus Epiphanes caused an altar to be” “erected on the altar of burnt-offering, on which sacrifices were” offered to Jupiter Olympus. (Comp. 1 Macc. 1:57). This was the abomination of the desolation of Jerusalem. The same language is “employed in Dan. 9:27 (comp. Matt. 24:15), where the reference” is probably to the image-crowned standards which the Romans set “up at the east gate of the temple (A.D. 70), and to which they” “paid idolatrous honours. “Almost the entire religion of the” “Roman camp consisted in worshipping the ensign, swearing by the” “ensign, and in preferring the ensign before all other gods.” “These ensigns were an “abomination” to the Jews, the” abomination of desolation. “This word is also used symbolically of sin in general (Isa. 66:3); an idol (44:19); the ceremonies of the apostate Church of Rome (Rev. 17:4); a detestable act (Ezek. 22:11).
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