Hiddekel

July 30, 2014

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We are continuing with our summer travels through the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and today we are setting sail on the third  river of the Middle East, the river Hiddekel, otherwise known as the Tigris River which flows from southeastern Turkey through Iraq.  The spiritual meaning of Hiddekel is defined as “Divine Science understood and acknowledged” (SH 588). Along with the readings, I have a link to a Sentinel article about “Man” from Daniel’s vision and some historical Bible notes.

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Gihon (2nd Great River in the “Glossary”)

July 23, 2014

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We are continuing with our summer travels through the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and today we are setting sail on the second river of the Middle East, the river Gihon. The spiritual meaning of Gihon is defined as “the rights of woman acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially” (SH 587). I’ve also included some Bible notes about the  word “Gihon.”  According to the New Oxford Annotated Bible, 4th edition:

The waters of the lower pool, the prophet refers to King Hezekiah’s attempts to fortify the city, including his digging of the Siloam Tunnel under the city of David to channel the waters of the Gihon Spring in Jerusalem where they would form the Siloam pool protected by Jerusalem’s walls at the southern tip of the city. Such a move eliminated the problem that Ahaz faced: protecting the water source (pages 996-97).

Pison

July 16, 2014

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For the next four Wednesdays, we will be summer travelers on the four great rivers of the Middle East defined in the Glossary in Science and Health. The poem that inspired me to “Tour via the Glossary” is on our Readings page, and there is also an overview article of all four rivers by Jim Albins, formerly of 2nd Church in New Orleans.  This Wednesday, we are beginning with the first river listed in Genesis, Pison, and so I’ve also included an article about bringing beauty to the classroom which should be of interest to the many teachers and students in our congregation.