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The Words of Ahiqar And The Biblical Proverbs !!!

The Words of Ahiqar 

Ahiqar was an advisor to Sennacherib, king of Assyria from 704-681 BCE. In 1906 German archaeologists excavated a copy of his teachings, inscribed upon eleven sheets of palimpsest papyrus, from the debris of Elephantine which is today part of the city of Aswan in Southern Egypt. Ahiqar or Ahikar was an Assyrian sage known in the ancient Near East for his outstanding wisdom. The Story of Ahikar, also known as the Words of Ahikar, has been found in an Aramaic papyrus of 500 B.C. among the ruins of Elephantine


“Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness” (Prov20:20)

"Whosoever takes no pride in the names of his father and mother, may the sun not shine upon him." (Ahiqar 9:137)
Parallel :
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him;
(Prov. 13:24)

"With-hold not thy son from the rod, else thou wilt not be able to save him from wickedness.&qu…

The Paradox of Judaism & Monotheism !!!

The Paradox of Judaism & Monotheism
Jephtah, regarded as hero of faith in Hebrews 11, most definitely recognised that God Chemosh was an existent G-d and actually a legitimate G-d of the Ammonites. In his letter, Jephtah explained to the king of the Ammonites why the Israelites would not return the territory. Jephtah argued that it was Yahweh who personally conquered this portion of land and then gave it to the Israelites. In this letter Jephtah acknowledged God Chemosh as the Great War lord and the legitimate god of the Ammonites:
“Now, then, Yahweh, the God of Israel, dispossessed the Amorites before His people Israel; and should you possess their land? Do you not hold what CHEMOSH YOUR GOD GIVES YOU TO POSSESS?So we will hold on to everything that Yahweh our God has given us to possess ”. (Judges 11:23-25).
Numbers 21:29 says that the Moabites were “The People of Chemosh” and that they were actually “Sons And Daughters” of G-d Chemosh. The text also says that G-d Chemosh abandoned …