In II Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were enduring a cauldron of persecution and affliction. Instead of yielding to the intense suffering and retreating into a hardened, loveless protectionism,
Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
“As a mineral, consists of carbonate of lime, its texture varying” from the highly crystalline to the compact. In Esther 1:6 there “are four Hebrew words which are rendered marble:, (1.) Shesh,” pillars of marble. But this word probably designates dark-blue “limestone rather than marble. (2.) Dar, some regard as Parian” “marble. It is here rendered “white marble.” But nothing is” “certainly known of it. (3.) Bahat, “red marble,” probably the” “verd-antique or half-porphyry of Egypt. (4.) Sohareth, “black” “marble,” probably some spotted variety of marble. “The marble” pillars and tesserae of various colours of the palace at Susa “came doubtless from Persia itself, where marble of various” “colours is found, especially in the province of Hamadan” “Susiana.” The marble of Solomon’s architectural works may have” “been limestone from near Jerusalem, or from Lebanon, or possibly” white marble from Arabia. Herod employed Parian marble in the “temple, and marble columns still exist in great abundance at” Jerusalem.
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