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  1. Aug 2020
    1. sublime courage, their willingness to suffer and their amazing discipline in the midst of great provocation

      He talks on how people would keep going even when they did not have the faith and trust in the government

    2. we share staff, educational and financial resources with our affiliate

      He was doing everything he could to push life forward for all people

    3. eel that you are men of genuine good will and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth,

      Even in prison, he keeps faith in people

  2. Jul 2020
    1. Behold we travel to a distant land to do battle with the kings of that land. 'We take our souls in our hands' in order to kill and to subjugate all those kingdoms that do not believe in the Crucified

      So being extreme to kill all who dont believe in jesus?

    2. ill repute on account of his tyrannical mode of life. Called by divine revelation, like another Saul, as he maintained, to the practice of religion of

      Kind of crazy to compare him to Saul

    3. There was another detestable crime in this assemblage of wayfaring people, who were foolish and insanely fickle.

      this is a very downplayed statement

    4. nd doors, they killed the Jews, about seven hundred in number, who in vain resisted the force and attack of so many thousands. They killed the women, also, and with their swords pierced tender children of whatever age and sex.

      This is a very detailed account of how they killed them

    5. He placed the Jews in the very spacious hall of his own house, away from the sight of Count Emico and his followers, that they might remain safe and sound in a very secure and strong place

      This is a holy act showing that people should be open and love all people

    6. hey rose in a spirit of cruelty against the Jewish people scattered throughout these cities and slaughtered them without mercy

      Again just hate for no reason

    7. his narrative is the most sensitive of the Christian accounts of the massacres of the Jews in the Rhineland and southeastern Europe that marked the beginning of the "Crusade of the People."

      So would it be a first hand source

    8. The name of the Patriarch was Simeon. As he learned from Peter's conversation that the latter was prudent, able and eloquent, and a man of great experience, he began to disclose to him more confidentially all the evils which the people of God had suffered while dwelling in Jerusalem.To whom Peter replied: "You may be assured,

      Like the bible simeon?

    9. A certain priest named Peter, from the kingdom of the Franks and the bishopric of Amiens, a hermit both in deed and name, led by the same ardor, arrived at Jerusalem. He was small in stature and his external appearance contemptible, but greater valor ruled in his slight frame.

      this is very detailed

    1. and so he was chosen by the Jews as less wise and more fitting to be mocked and sacrificed, in disgrace of the Lord's Passion.

      People hated Jews so much that they made things up like this


      Its really sad that 1) this is a bad thing in society and 2) its a chapter starter

    3. By the time he was seven years old, as I have learned from the mother's account, he already began to be a lover of abstinence, so that while his older brothers did not fast, he did so three times a week; that is, on Mondays, Wednesdays and FridaysY

      he grew us to be very religious and into God

    4. t so happened, however, that she was chosen to be honoured with a vision, a foretelling of the great holiness and dignity that existed within her womb. It seemed to her, indeed, as she slept, that she was standing on a roa

      Same kind of story of Mary

    5. No one should think it absurd that God wanted a boy of such future holiness and dignity to be born of humble parents

      Like every history of someone great starts like this

    1. When he had said this, he died.[k]

      He dies for defending his faith and refusing to change

    2. When he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his relatives, the Israelites.[d] 24 When he saw one of them being wronged, he defended the oppressed man and avenged him by striking down the Egyptian.

      Sometimes it shows that he did not know his faith or background yet

    3. The patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him, 10 and rescued him from all his afflictions, and enabled him to win favor and to show wisdom when he stood before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who appointed him ruler over Egypt and over all his household.

      Hes giving the whole background of the faith

    1. 4 for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth[d] will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses handed on to us.”

      They just like killing people here

    2. Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.

      The greeks complained like usual

    1. “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?”[k] 58 Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, before Abraham was, I am.” 59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

      He met him in Heaven and they cant understadn that

    2. “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?

      They really thought he was a demon?

    3. Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot accept my word

      He teaches them in a way that makes them see how bad they truly are

    4. but now you are trying to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God.

      Do they fear losing their importance because of Jesus

    5. I know that you are descendants of Abraham; yet you look for an opportunity to kill me, because there is no place in you for my word.

      they did mot fully understand him when he said this.

    6.  Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.

      he means this as a spiritual freedom and not earthly

    1. “His blood be on us and on our children!”

      This was said by the heads of the church and has been placed in many movies causing controversy

    2. “Why, what evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Let him be crucified!

      This shows the Mob mentality and how people are so easy to be persuaded that they will want blood for no reason

    3. I have suffered a great deal because of a dream about him

      did he learn who he really was in this dream?

    4. For he realized that it was out of jealousy that they had handed him over.

      Its really sad that a Roman who does not know the faith can tell this is out of jealosuly

    1. 0 In encounters with the forces of Timothy and Bacchides they killed more than twenty thousand of them and got possession of some exceedingly high strongholds, and they divided a very large amount of plunder, giving to those who had been tortured and to the orphans and widows, and also to the aged, shares equal to their own. 31 They collected the arms of the enemy,[h]

      They really won against all odds showing the power of their faith

    2. to have mercy on the city that was being destroyed and about to be leveled to the ground

      Will they destroy the city?

    1. After the first brother had died in this way, they brought forward the second for their sport.

      This torture is insane

    2. For we are ready to die rather than transgress the laws of our ancestors.”

      showing how proud they are of their religion

    1.  and should kill those who did not choose to change over to Greek customs

      this happens to them throughout their history

    2. 5 The altar was covered with abominable offerings that were forbidden by the laws. 6 People could neither keep the sabbath, nor observe the festivals of their ancestors, nor so much as confess themselves to be Jews.

      total disrespect to the jews by defiling their temple

    3. Athenian[a] senator[b] to compel the Jews to forsake the laws of their ancestors and no longer to live by the laws of God; 2 also to pollute the temple in Jerusalem and to call it the temple of Olympian Zeus,

      persecution by the greeks

    1. But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and the book sealed until the time of the end. M

      He will be the chosen follower of God who will help his people be safe and strong

    1.  The two kings, their minds bent on evil, shall sit at one table and exchange lies.

      The evilness of godless kings will not prevail and a god fearing king will be the one who will rule

    2. hree more kings shall arise in Persia. The fourth shall be far richer than all of them, and when he has become strong through his riches, he shall stir up all against the kingdom of Greece. 3 

      At this time Persia had a ton of power and controlled most of the middle east and had most of the money

    1. Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe. Be strong and courageous!”

      God was able to grant strength and power with just his words.

    2. Then I heard the sound of his words; and when I heard the sound of his words, I fell into a trance, face to the ground

      The true power of God shows how he can control us with just his words

    3.  His body was like beryl, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the roar of a multitude.

      he is stating how he found God and he came as a spirit to him.

    1. who did with her according to the vow he had made

      She was sacrificed even though God did not ask for her like he did with Isaac.

    2. r, “Let this thing be done for me: Grant me two months, so that I may go and wander[b] on the mountains, and bewail my virginity, my companions and I.

      This shows that she grew up with a faith that had outcasted her dad. He never stopped practicing it even when they forced him out of the village.

    3. “If you will give the Ammonites into my hand, 31 then whoever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return victorious from the Ammonites, shall be the Lord’s, to be offered up by me as a burnt offering.

      This is a very blanket statement and he should not have offered anything that came in, but whatever God chose.

    4. 7 It is not I who have sinned against you, but you are the one who does me wrong by making war on me.

      Here he is calling for them to reconsider because he sees his people as doing no wrong.

    5. 7 Israel then sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, ‘Let us pass through your land’; but the king of Edom would not listen.

      This i find interesting because you never really hear much about it in the bible. You only see them walking through lands and getting stuck

    6. , “Come and be our commander, so that we may fight with the Ammonites.”

      They brought him back even though he was considered an outcast in their culture

    1. “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city

      The Lord has given them the city before he even took away the walls. The priests knew of this and let them conquer the land.

    2. Go forward and march around the city; have the armed men pass on before the ark of the Lord.”

      This story was crazy to hear because it allows for us to see how powerful it was for a city that was famous for its walls to fall simply being playing trumpets and carrying the covenants

    1. You shall annihilate them

      See my last comment.

    2. and when the Lord your God gives it into your hand, you shall put all its males to the sword.

      This text shows how God does not want them to share their conflict or have slaves, but win and wipe out the men of the village to prevent further conflict.

    3.  When you draw near to a town to fight against it, offer it terms of peace.

      This goes against what you always hear about God being a God of War, here he shows peace and wants them to offer peace to their rivals.

    4.  Then the officials shall address the troops, saying, “Has anyone built a new house but not dedicated it?

      This shows how in order for the soldiers to focus on fighting, they must be completely firm with God. They must have everything done to truly have God on their side

    1. If your gift for a burnt offering is from the flock, from the sheep or goats, your offering shall be a male without blemish

      Another emphasis on perfection for sacrifice.

    2.  If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you shall offer a male without blemish

      I like this note of making sure this offering is perfect, because it shows that God had been given offering that were not fit for offering. This shows emphasis on giving the Lord the best of the flock.

    1. And your offspring shall possess the gate of their enemies,

      Does this quite literally mean they will be surrounded by their enemy at all times?

    2. since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”

      I found this interesting the first time i read it because it was a showing of how far Abraham would go to please God.

    3.  Isaac said to his father Abraham, “Father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”

      I know its for the effect, but as a person, how did Isaac not notice this before they got there?

    4. He said to him, “Abraham!”

      I find it very interesting in certain texts in the bible that God seems to not know where his children are. I studied this in class once and it was explained that depending on time this book was written, the knowing of everything by God is actually different.

  3. Nov 2017
    1. To instruct the mass of our citizens in these their rights, interests and duties, as men and citizens, being then the objects of education in the primary schools, whether private or public, in them should be taught reading, writing & numerical arithmetic, the elements of mensuration (useful in so many callings)

      He started this off by trying to just teach the people their rights to make them better people? Why make a school for that though?

    2. he commissioners were first to consider at what point it was understood that university education should commence?

      Was there different grade or age levels back than?

  4. Sep 2017
    1. A Professor is proposed for antient Languages, the Latin, Greek and Hebrew, particularly, but these Languages being the foundation common to all the Sciences, it is difficult to foresee what may be the extent of this school

      It's interesting to me that they knew language would be the key aspect of the school. They didn't know how big the school would be, yet they knew how language would be key to understanding to the other subjects. They would probably be surprised to see what the schools become and the amount of respect this schools classes hold

    2. The considerations which have governed the specification of languages to be taught by the professor of Modern Languages were that the French is the language of general intercourse among nations, and as a depository of human Science is unsurpassed by any other language living or dead:

      I found it very interesting that these languages were taught to help classes the language flowed with. French was wide spread so it was taught in trade, Spanish was taught since a majority of the population spoke it, and Italian was the major language of the of the fashion industry. The languages now would change depending on majors and would help in different ways now.

    1. The Italian abounds with works of Very superior Order, Valuable for their matter, and still more distinguished as models of the finest taste in style and composition,

      Each language was taught to have their own specific purpose, Italian was considered a fashion language so it was taught for those trying to get into that line of work

    2. discouraging persuasion, that man is fixed, by the law of his nature, at a given point: that his improvement is a chimæra,

      They wanted UVA to be a place of learning and encouraged knowledge so they prevented negative thoughts on being stuck in place