As early as BCE references suggest that the Ketuvim was starting to take shape, although it lacked a formal title. Many scholars believe that the limits of the Ketuvim as canonized scripture were determined by the Council of Jamnia c. Septuagint Fragment of a Septuagint:
Sardis was the ancient capital of Lydia. Temple of Artemis at Sardis 1 Sardis was known for its great wealth and may have been the earliest kingdom 7th century B. Sardis epitomized the complacency, softness and degeneration which invariably ultimately accompany wealth.
At the approach of Alexander. So that night he led a party of Persian troops up to the citadel by following the fault in the rock. When they reached the battlements they found them unguarded, for the Sardians considered themselves too safe to need a guard.
Twice, the Sardians lost their city because they were too complacent to watch!
Its seventy-eight Ionic columns of which two are still standing are each fifty-eight feet in height. It was dedicated to a local Asiatic goddess usually referred to as Cybele, who was identified with the Greek Artemis. This patron deity was believed to possess the special power of restoring the dead to life [cf.
Sardis, like neighboring Philadelphia, suffered a catastrophic earthquake in AD Apparently, because of famine, in A. This action was designed to increase production of corn which the Empire needed badly. This crisis affected Philadelphia more critically than any other, because no city of Asia depended on the fruit of the vine more than it.
Dionysius, god of wine, was the principal deity. In the second century, Melito was bishop of this city. Sardis, the once proud capital of Lydia, and the residence of its opulent monarchs, is now reduced to a wretched Turkish village called Sart, the habitation of herdsmen, buffaloes, and oxen, situated at the foot of mount Tmolus, on the banks of the Pactolus, between 30 and 40 miles east from Smyrna.
The ruins of Sardis are peculiarly grand, and lift up their heads, as if to assert their ancient glory; but it now contains not a single Christian family.
Dwight Pentecost, Things to Come: Zondervan Publishing House,] renovation, [Ibid. Christ emphasizes to this church that He is the source of the seven Spirits of God John It is the specialty of the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, to bring forth life from that which is a lifeless wilderness Gen.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. This life-giving Spirit was poured forth on the Day of Pentecost Acts 2: It was on this day that the body of Christ was first animated by the Spirit of Christ Rom.
Christ is here emphasizing the Spirit as the means by which they might strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die Rev. See commentary on Revelation 1: I know See commentary on Revelation 2: The former refers to inner life, the latter to external.
This underscores a theme which runs throughout Scripture: The church of Sardis had made for themselves a name. Name is here used to represent fame, reputation, or character. Thus the Sardians were following in the sin of Babel. It is not scandalous wickedness, but decent death; the form retained, the heart gone; Christ owned in word, ignored in deed; creeds correct, conduct respectable, life departed.
His name held, His Word read, His truth owned, Himself forgotten. When the human spirit does not control some part of the body, there is said to be a partial paralysis.
Some pressure upon a nerve center or some other abnormality may cause one foot to be dragged or one hand to be withered instead of maintaining the normal participation in the life of the body.
Orthodoxy is important, but orthodoxy alone will not do. The most orthodox in this list is depicted as the deadest. There may be prayers, vigils, fasts, temples, altars, priests, rites, ceremonies, worship, and still be no true piety. Heathenism has all these.
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