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Biblical References in "song of Solomon"

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Biblical References in "Song of Solomon"

Under the recorded names were other names, just as 'Macon Dead,' recorded for all time in some dusty file, hid from view the real names of people, places, and things. Names that had meaning. No wonder Pilate put hers in her ear. When you know your name, you should hang on to it, for unless it is noted down and remembered, it will die when you do. - Song of Solomon

Hagar- Sarah's Egyptian maid. God had promised Sarah and Abraham many children, however they remained childless. If the wife was childless, it was custom to permit the maid/slave to substitute as the wife. Hagar bore Abraham a son, Ishmael. When Sarah gave birth to her own child, she became jealous of Hagar, and forced Hagar and Ishmael to the desert. Hagar and Ishmael wandered in the desert and would have died from thirst, but God directed them toward a well. Genesis 16,21,25

Magdalene called Lena/Mary Magdalene- Jesus healed her of seven demons; these included physical, emotional, and moral problems. She was one of the group of women who gave money and provisions to Jesus and the disciple band, and she accompanied them on some of their preaching and healing tours. She witnessed the Crucifixion. Mary Magdalene was one of the first to meet Jesus after he rose from the dead. She was the first to know of the Resurrection. Matthew 27, 28 Mark 15,16 Luke 8,24 John 19,20

Pilate/Pontius Pilate- He was the Roman governor of Judea. The New Testament portrays him as generally weak and poor at making decisions. Jewish sources depict him as a strong figure of authority. Both sources, however, claim that he was unjustly hostile toward Jews. Jewish leaders took Jesus before Pilate. They said Jesus claimed to be The Messiah (King of Jews) and charged him with treason. Pilate discovered Jesus was from Galilee and sent him to Herod Antipas, Galilean ruler. Herod mocked Jesus and sent him back to Pilate. It was custom for the Roman governor to release one Jewish prisoner at the Passover season. Pilate took Jesus and another condemned Jew, Barabbas, onto the palace steps and told the crowd to choose who was to be freed. The crowd chose Barabbas, and Pilate then sentenced Jesus to die on a cross. Before he ordered the crucifixion, Pilate washed his hands in public to absolve himself of Jesus' murder. Matthew 27 Mark 15 Luke 3, 13, 23 John 18, 19

Ruth- She was a Gentile from Moab. She married a Jew, but when he died she traveled with her mother-in-law, Naomi. No one would take responsibility for a foreign widow, or perhaps no one was very interested in her because she married out of her nation. When Naomi decided to return home to Bethlehem, her two daughter-in-laws followed. One gave in to her requests to go back to Moab, but Ruth refused to leave Naomi:

Entreat me not to leave you or to return from following you;for where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge;your people shall be my people, and your God my God;where you died I will die, and there will I be burned, May the Lord do so to me and more also if even death parts me from you.

The reputation Ruth had gained for her loyalty to Naomi made her attractive to a young kinsman, Boaz. Boaz and Ruth married and became the great-grandparents of King David. Ruth, Matthew 1

Reba/Rebekah- She was the wife of Isaac and the mother of Jacob and Esau. She assisted Jacob in his plot to cheat Esau of his father's blessing. When Isaac became blind and feeble due to old age, he was eager to give his blessing and inheritance to Esau. Rebekah, however, favored Jacob and helped him deceive Isaac into giving Jacob his final blessing. When Esau threatened to kill Jacob, Rebekah plotted Jacob's escape and trip to her brother, Laban. Genesis 22, 24-28

First Corinthians- The apostle Paul was the chief missionary of the early church. He wrote letters to keep in touch with the churches he founded. The First Corinthians were letters written in 55 AD, in Ephesus. The Seventh and Eighth books of the New Testament were letters from Paul to members of the Christian church he founded in Corinth, Greece. He discussed problems that were reported orally, especially the problem of divisions within the church. Also he discussed questions Corinthians raised in a letter they had written him. He reminded the Corinthians how important it was for them not to be divided from one another, that they had to always seek unity of the church. He reminded them that all of them had gifts given to them by God, and that the greatest gift of all was love. The First Corinthians was also the first written account of the Last Supper and the Resurrection. First Corinthians 11, 23-26 First Corinthians 15,



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