This is not surprising considering Syracuse was originally a Greek city and at one time the richest Greek city in the Greek Empire.
Lucy raised a devout Catholic, privately decided in her teenage years to consecrate her virginity to God, and devote her worldly goods to the service of the poor.
The writer of II Par., xxx, 5, 18, refers to prescriptions of the Law by the formula "as it is written", which is rendered by the Septuagint translators kata ten graphen; para ten graphen , "according to Scripture". Chase adheres to the principle that the phrase ai graphai used absolutely points to a definite and recognized collection of writings, i.e., Scriptures. It is clear from 2 Kings 23:1-3 , that towards the end of the Jewish kingdom the Book of the Law of the Lord was held in the highest honour as containing the precepts of the Lord Himself.
The same expression is found in I Esdr., iii, 4, and II Esdr., viii, 15; here we have the beginning of the later form of appeal to the authority of the inspired books gegraptai ( Matthew 4:4, 6, 10 ; ; etc.), or kathos gegraptai ( Romans ; , etc.), "it is written", "as it is written". Here arises the question whether the expression of St. The accompanying words, kai , tas loipas , and the verb streblousin in the context confirm Mr. That this was also the case after the Captivity, may be inferred from II Esdr., viii, 1-9, 13,14, 18; the book here mentioned contained the injuctions concerning the Feast of Tabernacles found in Lev., xxiii, 34 sq.; Deut., xvi, 13 sq., and is therefore identical with the pre-Exilic Sacred Books.
In other passages of the Vulgate the word denotes a private (Tob., viii, 24) or public ( Ezra ; Nehemiah ) written document, a catalogue or index (Ps. The nature of this authority may be inferred from a number of other passages.
lxxxvi, 6), or finally portions of Scripture, such as the canticle of Ezechias ( Isaiah 38:5 ), and the sayings of the wise men (Ecclus., xliv, 5). According to Deut., xxxi, 9-13, Moses wrote the Book of the Law (of the Lord), and delivered it to the priests that they might keep it and read it to the people; see also Ex., xvii, 14; Deut., xvii, 18-19; xxvii, 1; xxviii, 1; 58-61; xxix, 20; xxx, 10; xxxi, 26; 1 Samuel ; 1 Kings 2:3 ; 2 Kings 22:8 .
Quranic verse (ayah) is sometimes recited with a special kind of elocution reserved for this purpose, called tajwid.
During the month of Ramadan, Muslims typically complete the recitation of the whole Quran during tarawih prayers.
The word "Quran" occurs some 70 times in the text of the Quran, although different names and words are also said to be references to the Quran.
These codices had differences that motivated the Caliph Uthman to establish a standard version now known as Uthman's codex, which is generally considered the archetype of the Quran known today.
The mark of the child of God is not that he always hits the bull's-eye, but that he aims at the targets appointed by the Father.