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									Historical/Cultural Context:               Connotations:
Appears in the Bible: Matthew              Ignorance, short sightedness,
15:14 Let them Alone: They be              naivety
blind leaders of the blind. And if
the blind lead the blind, both shall
fall into the ditch.

                            Blind leading the blind
                   http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/67150.html



                                              Explanation:
                                              The phrase merely means that a
                                              person who is not thinking about
                                              what is going on is following a
                                              person who also has no idea what is
                                              happening.
Historical/Cultural Context:                Connotations: God, Freedom,
After Moses left Egypt he                   Faith, Power of God, Fire, Prince of
became a shepherd and had a                 Egypt
family, one day as he was
looking for a lamb that had
wondered off he came upon a
bush consumed with fire that did
not burn. Exodus 4And when                          http://www.childrenserm
the LORD saw that he turned                         ons.com/sermons/burni
aside to see, God called unto
him out of the midst of the bush
                                                    ngbush.htm
and said, "Moses, Moses." And
he said, "Here am I."              Burning Bush
                                         The burning bush was the transfer
                                         method that God chose to speak to
                                         Moses in the desert. Afterward Moses
                                         went to Egypt to set the Israelites free.
                                  Connotations: God, spiritual
Historical/Cultural Context:
                                  need, religion, man needs more
Deuteronomy 8: 2-3                than physical nourishment.
Matthew 4:4
Luke 4:4                          http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanin
                                  gs/243100.html




                         By bread Alone
                                  Basically this means that man
                                  cannot live with only physical
                                  nourishment, he needs spiritual
                                  nourishment also, by means of
                                  Jesus.
Historical/Cultural Context:                                Connotations: Kill
                                                            your brother,
From the First book of the Bible
                                                            unworthy sacrifices,
Genesis 4:1-17
                                                            jealousy, banishment



                 http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/cain.html#genesis



                               Cain and Abel
                                   Cain and Abel were to brothers. Cain was a
                                   tiller of the ground and Abel kept sheep.
                                   When the brothers came before God to
                                   present offerings, Cain brought food he had
                                   grown and Abel brought a lamb. God looked
                                   with favor on Abel’s sacrifice but not on
                                   Cain’s and so when the brothers where in
                                   the field Cain rose up and killed his brother,
                                   and was therefore cursed by God
Hitorical/Cultural Context:          Connotations: Wealth, greed,
"It is easier for a camel to         salvation, give up worldly
pass through the eye of a            pleasures
needle than for a rich man to
enter the kingdom of God"
(Matthew 19:24).                 http://www.debunker.com/texts/n
                                 eedleye.html


               Camel through a needles eye
                                Explanation: In the book of
                                Matthew ,chapter 19 verse 24,
                                Jesus says that it is easier for a
                                camel to fit into a needle’s eye than
                                for a rich or “greedy” man to obtain
                                salvation in his present state.
Historical/Cultural Context:                       Connotations:
Cassandra was the Daughter                         unrelenting truth
of King Priam of Troy during
the Trojan War, she was
blessed by Apollo but she
shunned him so he put a twist                     http://en.wikipedia.org/
to her gift of prophecy that he                   wiki/Cassandra
had given her.
                               Cassandra
                                  Explanation:
                                  Cassandra's gift of Prophecy was a great
                                  gift but when she shunned Apollo he
                                  cursed her also. She would always tell the
                                  truth no matter what, but no one would
                                  believe her. So she was passed off as a
                                  crazy person. So moral of the story is,
                                  don’t shun the god who gave you a great
                                  gift.
Historical/Cultural Context:
                                                 Connotations:
From the Bible, John 8:7 So when                    Do not Judge, Worthiness
they continued asking him, he lifted up
himself, and said unto them, He that is
without sin among you, let him first
cast a stone at her.
                                     http://www.keyway.ca/htm2004/20040811.htm


                         Cast the first stone
                                           Explanation:
                                           A woman who had been caught in
                                           the act of adultery was brought to
                                           the temple. The Pharisees asked
                                           Jesus if she should be stoned for
                                           this sin and Jesus told them that
                                           only someone who was without sin
                                           should judge and that he was the
                                           only one without sin, he forgave the
                                           woman and sent her on her way.

								
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