71 Matching Annotations
  1. Oct 2023
    1. There are several occasions where the massebah is not associated with pagan worship. When the massebah is associated with the worship of Yahweh, the massebah is accepted as a valid expression of commitment to Yahweh.

      Massebah for pagan worship: - Exodus 23:24 (https://hypothes.is/a/r3m5QmyDEe6SC8eLYcJE1Q) - Hosea 10:1 (https://hypothes.is/a/4PK2GGyDEe6wZg_r2YpVCA ) - 2 Kings 18:4 - 2 Kings 23:14

      Massebah for worship of Yahweh: - Genesis 28:18 Jacob's pillow (https://hypothes.is/a/NF5p8Gx6Ee65Rg_J4tfaMQ)<br /> - Genesis 31:44-45 Jacob and Laban's covenant - Exodus 24:4 - Joshua 24:25-27

    2. During the establishment of the covenant between Yahweh and Israel, the people were commanded to destroy the sacred stones of the Canaanites, “You must demolish them and break their sacred stones (masseboth) to pieces” (Exodus 23:24).

      In neighboring cultures in which both have oral practices relating to massebah, one is not just destroying "sacred stones" to stamp out their religion, but it's also destroying their culture and cultural memory as well as likely their laws and other valuable memories for the function of their society.

      View this in light also of the people of Israel keeping their own sacred stones (Hosea 10:1) as well as the destruction of pillars dedicated to Baal in 2 Kings 18:4 and 2 Kings 23:14.

      (Link and) Compare this to the British fencing off the land in Australia and thereby destroying Songlines and access to them and the impact this had on Indigenous Australians.

      It's also somewhat similar to the colonialization activity of stamping out of Indigenous Americans and First Nations' language in North America, though the decimation of their language wasn't viewed in as reciprocal way as it might be viewed now. (Did colonizers of the time know about the tremendous damage of language destruction, or was it just a power over function?)

  2. Jun 2023
    1. stern

      severe, or showing disapproval 嚴厲的,苛刻的

    2. moult

      (of a bird or animal) to lose feathers, skin, or hair as a natural process at a particular time of year so that new feathers, skin, or hair can grow (鳥或動物)脫毛;褪皮;換羽

    3. plumes

      a large feather 羽毛,翎

    4. vapors

      gas or extremely small drops of liquid that result from the heating of a liquid or solid 蒸氣;霧氣

    5. zenith

      the best or most successful point or time 頂峰;鼎盛時期

    6. countenance

      the appearance or expression of someone's face 面容;臉色;面部表情

  3. Apr 2023
    1. strife

      "an act of contention" 爭吵

    2. bewail

      "to express deep sorrow for usually by wailing and lamentation" 悲嘆

    3. repented

      "to feel regret or contrition" 懺悔

    4. indignant

      "feeling or showing anger because of something unjust or unworthy" 憤慨

    5. temperance

      "moderation in action, thought, or feeling" 節制

    6. zeal

      "eagerness and ardent interest in pursuit of something" 熱誠

    7. avarice

      "excessive or insatiable desire for wealth or gain : GREEDINESS, CUPIDITY" 貪心、貪婪

    8. stoop

      "to bend the body or a part of the body forward and downward sometimes simultaneously bending the knees" 彎腰

    9. conjure

      "to charge or entreat earnestly or solemnly" 懇求

    10. toil

      "long strenuous fatiguing labor" 勞苦

    11. jurisdiction

      "the authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate"; 管轄範圍

    12. drachm’

      "a unit of weight formerly used by apothecaries, equivalent to 60 grains or one eighth of an ounce." 德拉克馬

    13. vengeance

      "punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense" 報仇

    14. rejoice

      "to feel joy or great delight" 開心

    15. woe

      "a condition of deep suffering from misfortune, affliction, or grief" 悲痛

    16. endorse

      "to approve openly" 認可

    17. vicar

      "an ecclesiastical agent: such as: a Church of England incumbent receiving a stipend but not the tithes of a parish" 牧師

    18. hail

      "precipitation in the form of small balls or lumps usually consisting of concentric layers of clear ice and compact snow" 冰雹

    19. flax

      "any of a genus (Linum of the family Linaceae, the flax family) of herbs especially : a slender erect annual (L. usitatissimum) with blue flowers commonly cultivated for its bast fiber and seed" 亞麻

    20. ample

      "generous or more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity" 寬闊

    21. brethren

      "plural of BROTHER" 弟兄們

    22. boon

      "a timely benefit" 福利

    23. quenched

      "to put out the light or fire of" 熄滅

    24. motionless

      "not moving; stationary" 不動

    25. assailed

      "to attack violently" 攻擊

    26. dew

      "moisture condensed upon the surfaces of cool bodies especially at night" 露水

    27. perforates

      "to make a hole through"; 穿過

    28. tares

      "the seed of a vetch" 稗子

    29. slough

      "a place of deep mud or mire" 泥沼

    30. negligence

      "the quality or state of being negligent" 忽略、忽視

    31. laggard

      "lagging or tending to lag : slow especially compared to others of the same kind" 遲緩的、落後的

    32. courtesy

      "behavior marked by polished manners or respect for others"; 禮節、禮儀

    33. benignity

      "showing kindness and gentleness" 良性

    34. outrage

      "an act of violence or brutality" 暴行

    35. treachery

      "violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence"; 叛變

    36. desist

      "to cease to proceed or act" 斷念

    37. headlong

      "without pause or delay"; 猛然地

    38. astonishment

      "a feeling of great surprise and wonder" 驚愕

    39. pilgrim

      "one who travels to a shrine or holy place as a devotee" 朝聖

    40. brows

      "eyebrow" 眉毛

    41. unwonted

      "being out of the ordinary : RARE, UNUSUAL" 非習常的

    42. agile

      "marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace" 俐落

    43. scorn

      "open dislike and disrespect or mockery often mixed with indignation" 鄙視、蔑視

    44. bend

      "to constrain or strain to tension by curving" 彎曲

    45. enswathes

      "to enfold or enclose with or as if with a covering"; 包裹住

    46. lingering

      "to move slowly" 逗、留

    47. reproach

      "an expression of rebuke or disapproval"; 批評的話語

    48. vermilion

      "a vivid reddish orange" 珠

    49. slopes

      "to lie or fall in a slant : INCLINE" 傾斜

    50. meridian circle

      "an astronomical transit instrument having its vertical circle very accurately graduated for precise measurements of declination" 經絡圈

    51. forebode

      "to have an inward conviction of (something, such as a coming ill or misfortune)"; 預示、預感

    52. fangs.

      “a long sharp tooth”; 獠牙

    53. hinders

      "to make slow or difficult the progress of";妨礙

    54. stain

      "to suffuse with color" 弄髒

    55. vanquish

      "to overcome in battle : subdue completely" 擊敗、征服

    56. ooze

      "a soft deposit (as of mud, slime, or shells) on the bottom of a body of water" 爛泥

    57. infamy

      “evil reputation brought about by something grossly criminal, shocking, or brutal”; 醜惡的、聲名狼藉的

    58. nape

      "the back of the neck";頸背

  4. Mar 2023
    1. repose

      to rest or lie 休息;憩息;臥眠

    2. Because of that great longing to excel, 80whereon my heart was set, I certainlywould not have been so courteous while I lived.Here is the forfeit paid for pride like this;nor should I be here yet, had it not beenthat, while I still could sin, I turned to God.

      Doing nothing is also a sin. Dante thinks you should stand up for your ideal.

    3. therefrom

      from that or from there; from a thing or place that has been previously mentioned 由此;從那裡;從那一點

    4. I’ve shown him all the people who are guilty;and now I mean those spirits to reveal, 65who ’neath thy jurisdiction cleanse themselves

      Dante gives sinners a second chance, kind of humanism.

    5. thereupon

      on the thing that has been mentioned 關於那,就該事