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  • Matthew shared from Oxford Dictionary of English by Angus Stevenson
    Note: I love that "brood" is the most highlighted term in the Oxford Dictionary.
  • Matthew shared from The Books of the Bible (NIV), New Testament by Zondervan
    The reader will frequently encounter a “they,” “their,” or “them” to express a generic singular idea. Thus, for instance, Mark 8:36 reads: “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
    Note: Meh. TNIV makes the individual a confusing generic larger group. #notgood
  • Matthew shared from The Books of the Bible (NIV), New Testament by Zondervan
    In the first part, John is in the Spirit on Patmos and receives a vision on the Lord’s Day. In this vision, Jesus speaks words of warning and encouragement to each of the seven churches (pp. 428
    Note: This reminds me, I need to resign my overcomers brochure for the new guys in Bible study.
  • Matthew shared from The Books of the Bible (NIV), New Testament by Zondervan
    John communicated the vision he received through a particular literary form, called apocalypse, which was well known in his day, even though it’s unfamiliar to us now. This form was perfectly suited to his task. In an apocalypse, a visitor from heaven uses vivid symbols to disclose the secrets of the unseen world and the future. This visitor typically takes the recipient of the vision on a journey through heaven and offers a review of history leading up to a present crisis between good and evil. The vision enables the recipients to understand the spiritual dimensions of their situation
    Note: Wow I didn't know that apocalypse was a literary form of writing popular during the Roman Empire.
  • Matthew shared from The Books of the Bible (NIV), New Testament by Zondervan
    The wealthy cities of western Asia Minor were competing with one another for the emperor’s favor and patronage, proclaiming his divinity and promoting a cult of emperor worship. Any resistance to this cult would put a city’s hopes of imperial favor in jeopardy.
    Note: Roman Empire cities acted like smaller companies within a larger company.
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