When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. (1 Corinthians 13:11) What
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches
A form of godliness, but denying the power thereof… (2 Tim 3:5) Paul predicts that perilous times will come when “men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud blasphemers, disobedient to parents,
“A fishery, a town on the Mediterranean coast, about 25 miles” “north of Tyre. It received its name from the “first-born” of” “Canaan, the grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:15, 19). It was the first” “home of the Phoenicians on the coast of Palestine, and from its” “extensive commercial relations became a “great” city (Josh.” 11:8; 19:28). It was the mother city of Tyre. It lay within the “lot of the tribe of Asher, but was never subdued (Judg. 1:31).” The Zidonians long oppressed Israel (Judg. 10:12). From the time “of David its glory began to wane, and Tyre, its “virgin” “daughter” (Isa. 23:12), rose to its place of pre-eminence.” “Solomon entered into a matrimonial alliance with the Zidonians,” and thus their form of idolatrous worship found a place in the “land of Israel (1 Kings 11:1, 33). This city was famous for its” “manufactures and arts, as well as for its commerce (1 Kings 5:6;” 1 Chr. 22:4; Ezek. 27:8). It is frequently referred to by the “prophets (Isa. 23:2, 4, 12; Jer. 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Ezek. 27:8;” “28:21, 22; 32:30; Joel 3:4). Our Lord visited the “coasts” of” “Tyre and Zidon = Sidon (q.v.), Matt. 15:21; Mark 7:24; Luke” 4:26; and from this region many came forth to hear him preaching “(Mark 3:8; Luke 6:17). From Sidon, at which the ship put in” “after leaving Caesarea, Paul finally sailed for Rome (Acts 27:3,” 4). “This city is now a town of 10,000 inhabitants, with remains of “walls built in the twelfth century A.D. In 1855, the sarcophagus” of Eshmanezer was discovered. From a Phoenician inscription on “its lid, it appears that he was a “king of the Sidonians,” “probably in the third century B.C., and that his mother was a” “priestess of Ashtoreth, “the goddess of the Sidonians.” In this” inscription Baal is mentioned as the chief god of the Sidonians.
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