Wednesday Night Bible Study 13 April 1966

Wednesday Night Bible Study 13 April 1966
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QUESTION: Explain Judges 12:6;

ANSWER: Well, they would ask the Jews among them to say ’Shibboleth’ and when they said the word, ‘Shibboleth’, they would know that person was not an Israelite. At that time the Ephramites wanted to determine if some among them were true Judahites. And if they could say ‘Shibboleth’, then they were Israelites. But if they could not pronounce the ‘H’, they were the enemy and they slew them.

QUESTION: Concerning the 11th chapter of Daniel, verse 6, who were these kings and the kings daughters, and where are they located?

ANSWER: This passage referred to and is tied to in with the Assyrian king of that time. So we will start reading here in Daniel, chapter 11: ’In the first year of Darius the Mede, even I stood to confirm and to strengthen him. And now I will show thee the truth. Even now shall stand up yet three kings in Persia, and the fourth shall be far richer than all. And by his strength and through his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm of Greece.’ This is talking about Zerzes. And he was very wealthy and he hired people from Europe and from Rome, and people from the East, out of the Steppes, and he hurled them against Greece. He was stopped at the Marathon. Then; ’A mighty king shall stand up, and shall rule with a great dominion, and do according to his will.’ This is Alexander the Great. And he stood up with power to extend his kingdom as far east as China, and as far north as the Walls of China, and the Steppes of the North. And he went as far as India in the East also. He controlled all the land from Palestine to India.