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Jacob's Wives were Superstitious

Read Genesis 30:14-22.

The mandrake is associated with the patriarch Jacob, son of Isaac and Rebekah and grandson of Abraham. This event took place in Paddan Aram where Jacob was living with his mother’s brother, Laban (Genesis 29: 15 – 30: 13). 1,024 more words

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What was the Ark?

Read Genesis 6:9-8:22 for the story of Noah and the cypress wood ark.

Noah was over 500 years-of-age when God directed him to build an ark (type of boat). 882 more words

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Just As I Am

Just as I am, without one plea,
but that thy blood was shed for me,
and that thou bidst me come to thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come. 142 more words

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The Oak of Joshua

Read Joshua chapter 24, particularly verses 25 and 26.

God gave Joshua leadership of the Israelites on the west side of the Jordan River (1406 BC).  752 more words

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Harsh-Tolerant Plant

This attractive perennial is semi-evergreen and has digitalis plant-like white flowers. Flowers bloom April – June

Described as robust and harsh-tolerant, it grows in wide open prairies, fields, along wood margins, etc. 131 more words

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A Bad Bargain

Esau traded his birthright for lentil stew; read the story in Genesis 25:19-34.

The great patriarch Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born (2066 B.C.). 756 more words

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Fringe Tree snowflower

Fringe trees (Chionanthus virginicus)  are a small (12-20 feet), deciduous, ornamental tree that fits perfectly under telephone and utility lines. The botanical name translates as snow flower, which mirrors the fluffy, white flowers that cover trees in bloom. 201 more words

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