Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldest not? (Matthew 23:37) Sometimes it’s nice to also have a visual.
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No, it’s not about the drought. Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send forth a famine into the land: not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord. – Amos 8:11
I am reading the book of Machabees and it struck me that the lamentation of Mathathias (Judas Machabee’s father) could apply to the Church today almost word for word (except for the part about the old men being murdered). From 1 Machabees 2:7-14: And Mathathias said: Woe is me, wherefore was I born to see […]
That seems to be the claim made by St. Jerome. St. Jerome’s prologues have generously been made available here. In his prologue to the Pentatuch he answers some haters who think he is disrespecting “The Seventy” (the rabbis who translated the Hebrew texts into Greek, creating the Septuagint) by making a Latin translation directly from […]