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  1. Feb 21, 2023 · In the biblical world, Lebanese cedar (Cedrus libani) trees were highly sought after as an excellent source of timber for ancient woodworking.The wood’s high quality, pleasant scent and resistance to both rot and insects made it a popular building material for temples, palaces and seagoing vessels, from Solomon’s famed Temple to the so-called “Jesus Boat” of the first century C.E.

  2. Mar 12, 2023 · Greetings. Below you will find a list of all of the Bill's Bible Basics articles and series which are available for download in PDF format. Depending on the operating system that you are using, as well as the web browser that you are using, clicking on any of the links below will either open the article in PDF format within your web browser's window, or else it will result in the file being ...

  3. Mar 9, 2023 · Golgotha, (Aramaic: “Skull”) also called Calvary, (from Latin calva: “bald head” or “skull”), skull-shaped hill in ancient Jerusalem, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. It is referred to in all four Gospels (Matthew 27:33, Mark 15:22, Luke 23:33, and John 19:17). The hill of execution was outside the city walls of Jerusalem, apparently near a road and not far from the sepulchre ...

  4. Mar 16, 2023 · par•a•ble [noun] a simple story used to illustrate the meaning of or a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the gospels synonyms: allegory, moral story/tale, fable Jesus’ Parable of the Budding Fig Tree Matthew 24:32–35; Mark 13:28–31; Luke 21:25–33 Is this parable’s fig tree “budding” or “barren”?

  5. Feb 23, 2023 · These half-Jewish, half-Gentile people became known as the Samaritans. In 586 B.C., the southern kingdom of Judah fell to the Babylonian Empire once and for all, as the walls of Jerusalem were breached, the temple was destroyed, and the city walls torn down. Samaritans are first mentioned in the Bible in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the 5 ...

  6. Feb 28, 2023 · Lent is meant to be a time of repentance. That’s not a feeling of shame but an awareness that sin separates us from God and of what it cost Him to be reunited with us. “Shame has its place, but feeling shame over sin is not the same thing as repentance from sin” because “our tempter can take our obedience to God and turn it into a source of pride.”

  7. Mar 3, 2023 · 7 Facts About Esther in the Bible. 1) Esther was a Jew who lived in the Persian empire during the reign of King Xerxes. 2) Her parents died when she was young, and she was taken in by her cousin Mordecai. 3) When Xerxes held a beauty contest to find a new queen, Esther won and became queen.

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