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Where did the phrase "the writing is on the wall" originate?

This phrase originated in the Bible, in one of the most fascinating Bible stories: the story of Belshazzar’s feast, found in the Book of Daniel: 290 more words

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Our Father in Aramaic

I confess: my least favorite English prayer-phrase — Our Father who art in heaven — is from the very prayer that Jesus taught us: the Our Father.  745 more words


Becoming Ripe

Last week I met with my spiritual directors’ peer supervision group. One member of the group led an opening meditation from Neil Douglas-Klotz’s book Blessings of the Cosmos… 445 more words

"Shteiging" with Rashi

Found an awesome Rashi while reading I Kings 6:8:

“פֶּתַח הַצֵּלָע הַתִּיכֹנָה אֶל-כֶּתֶף הַבַּיִת הַיְמָנִית; וּבְלוּלִּים יַעֲלוּ עַל-הַתִּיכֹנָה, וּמִן-הַתִּיכֹנָה אֶל-הַשְּׁלִשִׁים”

Never mind the English translation right now, ‘cuz I’m working from the Hebrew.

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Eat, Pray, Love...in Syria

Eat, Pray, Love
in Syria

There is a saying in Syria that goes:

Eat in Aleppo because they have the freshest kitchens, drink in Damascus because the water is good and marry from Homs because the most beautiful women in Syria are reputed to come from there…

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The Importance of Studying the Biblical Languages

God’s Word, the very source from which we know our purpose and more importantly, His will, is to be defended on all fronts. A while back I had posted about the importance of Christians knowing the Biblical languages and was met with mild resistance… by other Christians. 668 more words


Practical Proverbial, from Mark, 18 May 2015

There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him. After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. 568 more words