William Pennan English nobleman, author, philosopher, and noted Quaker, who is credited with founding the colonial province of Pennsylvania, observed, "There is something nearer to us than Scriptures, to wit, the Word in the heart from which all Scriptures come. We may even go further by suggesting that mankind's understanding of that divine message may well be facilitated, at least in part, by God-appointed, Spirit-led, and Jesus-focused human guides. Some argue that there is no need or place for such persons; that we each have the ability within us to fully grasp the intent of the Scriptures without the aid of others.
Ezra the son of Seraiah. Ezra the distinguished I. A man of distinguished ancestry. A man of distinguished attainments.
A man in the enjoyment of distinguished favours. A man of distinguished influence. A man of distinguished success. A man of distinguished aim. He aimed at-- 1. The acquisition of the highest knowledge. The practice of the highest knowledge.
The impartation of the highest knowledge. And he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses. Scribism Scribism was one of the remarkable features of the later days of Israel.
Its existence in so much prominence showed that religion had passed into a new phase, that it had assumed a literary aspect. At first in their religious life the Jews did not give much heed to literary documents.
Priestism was regulated by traditional usages rather than by written directions, and justice was administered under the kings according to custom, precedent, and equity.
Quite apart from the discussion concerning the antiquity of the Pentateuch, it is certain that its precepts were neither used nor known in the time of Josiah, when the reading of the roll discovered in the temple was listened to with amazement.
Still less did prophetism rely on literary resources. What need was there of a book when the Spirit of God was speaking through the audible voice of a living man? The function of the scribes was to collect the sayings and traditions of earlier ages, to arrange and edit the literary fragments of more original minds.
Scribism rose when prophecy declined. It was a melancholy confession that the fountains of living water were drying up. It was like an aqueduct laboriously constructed in order to convey stored water to a thirsty people from distant reservoirs.
Moreover, scribism degenerated into rabbinism, the scholasticism of the Jews. We may see its counterpart in the Catholic scholasticism which drew supplies from patristic tradition, and again in Protestant scholasticism--which comes nearer to the source of inspiration in the Bible, and yet which stiffened into a traditional interpretation of Scripture, confining its waters to iron pipes of orthodoxy.
According to the hand of the Lord his God upon him. And so it is in all human planning and effort. The application, the lesson, is therefore obvious-- 1.
For upon the first day of the first month. How monotonous life would be if there were not something new every day! Why you know that little baby boy at home wants a fresh toy every day.
The old toys soon become uninteresting and he wants a new one constantly. Now you used to be the same when you were a very little boy, and you are not very different from that now. All through your little life you have been glad of any little change that gives a novelty and freshness to it.
God thinks of all that, and therefore He gives you one thing at a time that will be likely to interest you; and when you have made use of that He gives you another and still another. He gives you life moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day.
One day is in one sense very much like the other; and yet not two days are alike, especially when you think of the experiences of each day.
Every day has something fresh in it; and God ordains all that in order to make you happy and to enable you to learn constantly, from some experience which each day teaches you, something you have not learnt before. This is specially true with regard to the first day of the New Year.
You remember when at school you had a copy book given you.Steven Donnelly Hebrew University Classical Islamic Texts Dr.
Ayala Meyer Eliyahu The Forging of a Tradition: The Hebrew Bible, Ezra the Scribe, and the Corruption of Jewish Monotheism According to the Writings of Al-Tabari, Al-Thalabi, and Ibn Hazm Islamic writings from the medieval period preserve formative challenges to the monotheistic claims of Judaism.
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