In chapter 14, Huck and Jim begin talking “about kings and dukes and earls and such” when the conversation turns to focus on King Solomon: Jim: …dey say Sollermun de wises’ man dat ever live’. I doan’ take no stock in dat… Huck: Well, but he was the wisest man, anyway; because the widow she […]
The historical account of the details of the evil Ahab, king of Israel, and his equally evil wife, Jezebel is not a brief one in Scripture, spanning 209 verses from 1 KINGS 16 : 29-22 : 40. The record includes some of the most fascinating passages and miracles in the Old Testament, such as God commanding ravens to feed Elijah…
Poe refers to the false goddess Ashtoreth, also referred to as Astarte and other variations of the name, who presides over his wedding to Ligeia: “…if ever she, the wan and the misty-winged Ashtophet of idolatrous Egypt, presided, as they tell, over marriages ill-omened, then most surely she presided over mine.” Ashtoreth is the Canaanite […]
After King David had his faithful servant Uriah murdered in an attempt to conceal the origin of her pregnancy (2 SAMUEL 11), which displeased God (1 KINGS 15 : 5), God sent Nathan to confront David by presenting the situation to the king in the form of a story of a man who had committed the same type of sin.
1 KINGS 19 : 12 records the Lord speaking to Elijah in a “still, small voice.” Wordsworth recalls his passage into manhood: “For I have learned / To look on nature, not as in the hour / Of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes / The still, sad music of humanity.”