It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
While on mission in Sierra Leone I found it necessary to spend more time in prayer and Bible study. A brief devotional time in the morning was not nearly enough for the spiritual challenges that
Palestine is a hilly country (Deut. 3:25; 11:11; Ezek. 34:13). West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into “Galilee, terminating in Carmel. The isolated peak of Tabor rises” “from the elevated plain of Esdraelon, which, in the south, is” shut in by hills spreading over the greater part of Samaria. The mountains of Western and Middle Palestine do not extend to the “sea, but gently slope into plains, and toward the Jordan fall” down into the Ghor. “East of the Jordan the Anti-Lebanon, stretching south, “terminates in the hilly district called Jebel Heish, which” reaches down to the Sea of Gennesareth. South of the river “Hieromax there is again a succession of hills, which are” traversed by wadies running toward the Jordan. These gradually “descend to a level at the river Arnon, which was the boundary of” the ancient trans-Jordanic territory toward the south. “The composition of the Palestinian hills is limestone, with “occasional strata of chalk, and hence the numerous caves, some” “of large extent, found there.”
“(2 Kings 23:13; Vulg., “mount of offence”), the name given to a” “part of the Mount of Olives, so called because idol temples were” “there erected in the time of Solomon, temples to the Zidonian” “Ashtoreth and to the “abominations” of Moab and Ammon.”
“Only in Isa. 14:13, a mythic mountain of the Babylonians,” regarded by them as the seat of the gods. It was situated in the “far north, and in Babylonian inscriptions is described as a” “mountain called Im-Kharasak, “the mighty mountain of Bel, whose” “head reaches heaven, whose root is the holy deep.” In their” geography they are said to have identified it with mount “El-wend, near Ecbatana.”
“(Josh. 13:19), a district in the east of Jordan, in the” “territory of Reuben. The “valley” here was probably the Ghor or” “valley of the Jordan, and hence the “mount” would be the hilly” region in the north end of the Dead Sea. (See ZARETH-SHAHAR.)
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