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Wash Feet (John 13:10)

The word "washed" in the verse should be translated "bathed." "He that is bathed needeth but to wash his feet." The Orientals bathe first thing in the morning. Read more

Three Kinds of Justice

In the Eastern countries, there are three kinds of justice available. There are the judges, the Elders at the Gate, and the daysman. Judges handle major cases. Aside from these, there is also a local type of justice for each village, called the Elders at the Gate, sometimes called the masters of ass ... Read more

The Woman at the Well (John 4)

In John 4 the Samaritan woman has been visiting with Jesus at Jacob's well about spiritual matters, and has become convinced that he is at least a prophet because he has been able to tell her things about herself which he had no way of knowing except by a supernatural way. More explanation of the ch ... Read more

The Shepherds

People do not fully understand the shepherd’s way of life, and therefore miss some of the meanings from the Bible verses which tell of shepherd and sheep. Of course the Easterners have other types of animals which they keep: donkeys, cows, oxen, goats, buffalo, and the like, but none of these anim ... Read more

The She Bears

"And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them." This is an example of the Lord sending a sign to confirm the words of Elisha in rebuking the people. Read more

The Renewed Mind

The mind tells you "it can't be done"; the Spirit says that with God all things are possible. The mind says you surely won't get what you need; the Spirit says your Father knoweth what things you have need of and they will be supplied out of His riches in glory. In this way, the negative and depres ... Read more

The Housetops

In the East, all the houses have flat roofs. This is where people go to sleep at night, where they pray (because they want to get as close to God as they can) and where they go to watch any parades or see important people going by. Read more