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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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