THE DEUTERONCANON

The First Book of the Maccabees Chapter 12 1 And Jonathan saw that the time served him, and he chose certain men and sent them to Rome, to confirm and to renew the amity with them: 2 And he sent letters to the Spartans, and to other places according to the same form. 3 And … Continue reading THE DEUTERONCANON

THE DEUTERONCANON

The First Book of the Maccabees Chapter 11 1 And the king of Egypt gathered together an army, like the sand that lieth upon the sea shore, and many ships: and he sought to get the kingdom of Alexander by deceit, and join it to his own kingdom. 2 And he went out into Syria … Continue reading THE DEUTERONCANON

THE DEUTERONCANON

The First Book of the Maccabees Chapter 10 1 Now in the hundred and sixtieth year Alexander the son of Antiochus, surnamed the Illustrious, came up and took Ptolemais, and they received him, and he reigned there. 2 And king Demetrius heard of it, and gathered together an exceeding great army, and went forth against … Continue reading THE DEUTERONCANON

THE DEUTERONCANON

  The First Book of the Maccabees Chapter 9 1 In the mean time when Demetrius heard that Nicanor and his army were fallen in battle, he sent again Bacchides and Alcimus into Judea; and the right wing of his army with them. 2 And they took the road that leadeth to Galgal, and they … Continue reading THE DEUTERONCANON

THE DEUTERONCANON

The First Book of the Maccabees Chapter 9 1 In the mean time when Demetrius heard that Nicanor and his army were fallen in battle, he sent again Bacchides and Alcimus into Judea; and the right wing of his army with them. 2 And they took the road that leadeth to Galgal, and they camped … Continue reading THE DEUTERONCANON

THE DEUTERONCANON

The First Book of the Maccabees Chapter 8 1 Now Judas heard of the fame of the Romans, that they are powerful and strong, and willingly agree to all things that are requested of them: and that whosoever have come to them, they have made amity with them, and that they are mighty in power. … Continue reading THE DEUTERONCANON

THE DEUTERONCANON

The First Book of the Maccabees Chapter 7 1 In the hundred and fifty-first year Demetrius the son of Seleucus departed from the city of Rome, and came up with a few men into a city of the sea coast, and reigned there. 2 And it came to pass, as he entered into the house … Continue reading THE DEUTERONCANON

THE POWER OF SILENCE (Part two)

Inner Noise   It's not just the noise outside us which causes us problems, though, but also the noise inside us.   In the same way that the natural quietness and stillness of the world around us is always covered over with man-made noise, the natural quietness of our minds is constantly disturbed by the … Continue reading THE POWER OF SILENCE (Part two)

THE DEUTERONCANON

The First Book of the Maccabees Chapter 6 1 Now king Antiochus was going through the higher countries, and he heard that the city of Elymais in Persia was greatly renowned, and abounding in silver and gold. 2 And that there was in it a temple, exceeding rich: and coverings of gold, and breastplates, and … Continue reading THE DEUTERONCANON

THE POWER OF SILENCE (Part one)

Modern humans have lost touch with their inner "true self". Silence and stillness are a means of recovering happiness and contentment.   In the modern world, silence has practically ceased to exist. The human race has stamped its authority over the planet Earth not just by covering its surface with concrete and destroying its plant … Continue reading THE POWER OF SILENCE (Part one)