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
“The usual name of the descendants of Ammon, the son of Lot (Gen.” 19:38). From the very beginning (Deut. 2:16-20) of their history “till they are lost sight of (Judg. 5:2), this tribe is closely” associated with the Moabites (Judg. 10:11; 2 Chr. 20:1; Zeph. 2:8). Both of these tribes hired Balaam to curse Israel (Deut. “23:4). The Ammonites were probably more of a predatory tribe,” “moving from place to place, while the Moabites were more” settled. They inhabited the country east of the Jordan and north “of Moab and the Dead Sea, from which they had expelled the” Zamzummims or Zuzims (Deut. 2:20; Gen. 14:5). They are known as “the Beni-ammi (Gen. 19:38), Ammi or Ammon being worshipped as” “their chief god. They were of Semitic origin, and closely” related to the Hebrews in blood and language. They showed no “kindness to the Israelites when passing through their territory,” “and therefore they were prohibited from “entering the” “congregation of the Lord to the tenth generation” (Deut. 23:3).” They afterwards became hostile to Israel (Judg. 3:13). Jephthah “waged war against them, and “took twenty cities with a very” “great slaughter” (Judg. 11:33). They were again signally” defeated by Saul (1 Sam. 11:11). David also defeated them and “their allies the Syrians (2 Sam. 10:6-14), and took their chief” “city, Rabbah, with much spoil (2 Sam. 10:14; 12:26-31). The” subsequent events of their history are noted in 2 Chr. 20:25; “26:8; Jer. 49:1; Ezek. 25:3, 6. One of Solomon’s wives was” “Naamah, an Ammonite. She was the mother of Rehoboam (1 Kings” 14:31; 2 Chr. 12:13). “The prophets predicted fearful judgments against the Ammonites because of their hostility to Israel (Zeph. 2:8; Jer. 49:1-6; “Ezek. 25:1-5, 10; Amos 1:13-15).” “The national idol worshipped by this people was Molech or “Milcom, at whose altar they offered human sacrifices (1 Kings” “11:5, 7). The high places built for this idol by Solomon, at the” “instigation of his Ammonitish wives, were not destroyed till the” time of Josiah (2 Kings 23:13).
Definition of Ammon: “a people; the son of my people”
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