Bible Come Alive (Pt. 3)

Continuing a series of photos captioned by a verse or two of Scripture referring to the place I experienced on my most recent tour of Jordan, Israel, and Egypt:

You will plant but not harvest; you will press olives but not use the oil on yourselves, you will crush grapes but not drink the wine (Micah 6:15, NIV).

Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land (Proverbs 31:23, NIV).

The next day, when the Philistines came to strip the dead, they found Saul and his three sons fallen on Mount Gilboa. They cut off his head and stripped off his armor, and they sent messengers throughout the land of the Philistines to proclaim the news in the temple of their idols and among their people. They put his armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths and fastened his body to the wall of Beth Shan (1 Samuel 31:8-10, NIV).

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon (Revelation 16:16, NIV).

Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt (Exodus 1:8, NIV).

Then Pharaoh's daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. "This is one of the Hebrew babies," she said (Exodus 2:5-6, NIV). [The statue is the image of Hatshepsut, the possible Pharoah's daughter who became Pharoah herself)

When Shishak king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem, he carried off the treasures of the temple of the LORD and the treasures of the royal palace. He took everything, including the gold shields Solomon had made (2 Chronicles 12:9, NIV). [An engraving at Karnak, depicting the Pharoah at the left and the bearded Israelites in the lower right quadrant].

1 comment:

  1. Egypt Hatshepsut Temple was designed and implemented by Senemut at a site on the West Bank of the Nile River near the entrance to what now is called the Valley of the Kings because of all the pharaohs who later chose to associate their complexes with the grandeur of hers.