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Shechem in Mount Ephraim:

Shechem is the name of a district and city in the hill country of Ephraim. It is in northern central Palestine. The LORD told Abram to get out of the country of his relatives and into a land the LORD would show him. The LORD would make of Abram a great nation, and would bless him and make his name great and he shall be a blessing. Abram left Haran. He took his wife, Sarai, and Lot the son of his b ...[Read More]

Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad:

These are the City of Refuges shall be appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasse ...[Read More]

Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah:

These are the City of Refuges shall be appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasse ...[Read More]

Kedesh in Galilee in Mount Naphtali:

These are the City of Refuges shall be appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah. And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasse ...[Read More]

Golan in Bashan:

The LORD God appointed Golan in Bashan as a City of Refuge for the slayers it was in Bashan and out of the tribe of Manasseh. “The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying, Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses:  That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall b ...[Read More]

Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben:

“The LORD also spake unto Joshua, telling him to speak to the children of Israel, saying, “Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood. And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the enterin ...[Read More]

History of Ash Wednesday:

     Practicing Christians, from the earliest ages set aside some time for self-denial as a preparation of the feast of Easter. The Christian Lent, probably like other observances is of Jewish origin corresponding with their preparation to the yearly the act of making amends or reparation for guilt or wrongdoing; atonement. Their humiliation began 40 days before the act of making amends for wrongd ...[Read More]

The Miphkad Gate, Inspection Gate, or Command Gate:

The last of the ten gates repaired by Nehemiah. It is located near the Temple on the northeast side of Jerusalem not far from the Sheep Gate. “After him repaired Malchiah the goldsmith’s son unto the place of the Nethinims, and of the merchants, over against the gate Miphkad, and to the going up of the corner.” (Nehemiah 3:31-32). It was at the Miphkad Gate where David decided th ...[Read More]

The East Gate, Beautiful Gate, and Golden Gate:

“After them repaired Zadok the son of Immer over against his house. After him repaired also Shemaiah the son of Shechaniah, the keeper of the east gate. 30 After him repaired Hananiah the son of Shelemiah, and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph, another piece. After him repaired Meshullam the son of Berechiah over against his chamber.” (Nehemiah 3:29–30). The East Gate was considered to be a splendid g ...[Read More]

The Horse Gate:

Horse Gate near the Temple area and north of the Water Gate. Near the Temple area and north of the water gate was the Horse Gate. “From above the horse gate repaired the priests, every one over against his house.” (Nehemiah 3: 28).  This gate led from the temple complex east down into the Kidron Valley. Athaliah was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, and the wife of Jehoram. She took over the rule ...[Read More]