John 20:19-23, Acts 2:14-41, Acts 2:1-13, Psalm 104:1-35, Numbers 11:4-35
Marion L. Soards, Thomas B. Dozeman, Kendall McCabe
... the creative power of God. It shows a connection to Genesis 1 in vv. 6 and 25 as well as to creation motifs from other cultures in the ancient Near East. Verses 19-24 have a marked resemblance to the Egyptian hymn of Akhenaton (Amenophis IV 1200 B.C.E.?), especially with the encyclopedic listing of aspects of creation. In addition references to primeval waters, vv. 6 and 26 also suggest the influence of flood mythology from Syro-Canaanite primeval flood mythology. Structure. Scholars debate the structure ...
... household” (45:8); this title would make him minister of the possessions of the crown (de Vaux, Early History of Israel, pp. 298–99). That it was possible for a Semite to rise to such a high position in the Egyptian government is well attested. Under Pharaoh Akhenaton a Semite named Tutu held power over special tasks and reported directly to the Pharaoh. There is a painting of Tutu riding away from the palace in his chariot and the people bowing before him (de Vaux, Early History of Israel, p. 299).
Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it.
Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom and he that increaseth his riches, increaseth his cares but a contented mind is a hidden treasure, and trouble findeth it not.
True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.