Scripture teaches that “faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (Jas. 2:17). The epistle of James generates much thinking and discussion regarding works and salvation. An elderly missionary said, I did not receive
We live in a culture that is deteriorating partly because of its loss of a moral standard. Since its inception, Christianity has provided a true moral standard by promoting and being committed to the biblical
The entry this week focuses on the trials and afflictions of believers. Often these times turn out to be blessings in disguise. In the very beginning of his epistle, James described his relationship to the
“During their journeys across the wilderness, the twelve tribes” formed encampments at the different places where they halted (Ex. 16:13; Num. 2:3). The diagram here given shows the position of the different tribes and the form of the encampment during “the wanderings, according to Num. 1:53; 2:2-31; 3:29, 35, 38;” 10:13-28. “The area of the camp would be in all about 3 square miles. After “the Hebrews entered Palestine, the camps then spoken of were” “exclusively warlike (Josh. 11:5, 7; Judg. 5:19, 21; 7:1; 1 Sam.” “29:1; 30:9, etc.).”
“(Heb. copher), mentioned in Cant. 1:14 (R.V., “henna-flowers”);” “4:13 (R.V., “henna”), is the al-henna of the Arabs, a native of” “Egypt, producing clusters of small white and yellow odoriferous” “flowers, whence is made the Oleum Cyprineum. From its leaves is” made the peculiar auburn dye with which Eastern women stain their nails and the palms of their hands. It is found only at “Engedi, on the shore of the Dead Sea. It is known to botanists” “by the name Lawsonia alba or inermis, a kind of privet, which” grows 6 or 8 feet high. The margin of the Authorized Version of “the passages above referred to has “or cypress,” not with” “reference to the conifer so called, but to the circumstance that” one of the most highly appreciated species of this plant grew in the island of Cyprus.
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