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“Alexander died in the thirty-third year of his age, of fever and alcohol, at Babylon. In the subsequent twenty years, his winnings were divided into four parts among four of his military successors. Two of the resultant divisions—Egypt under the Ptolemies (the last of whom was the famous Cleopatra) and Syria under the Seleucids, the historic kings of the South and the North, respectively—are of importance as neighbors of the Jews.” (Daniel 8:8)
“In Scripture the kiss is frequently referred to as an expression of a deep and pure love” (Song of Solomon 1:1)
“The man of quiet, passive, timid faith was joined in marriage to a woman so bold, so adventurous, so ambitious, that she was destined to bring him grief in the years ahead.” (Genesis 24:62)
“This great verse, the best known in all Chronicles, expresses as does no other in Scripture God’s requirement for national blessing, whether in Solomon’s land, in Ezra’s, or in our own. Those who believe must forsake their sins, turn from the life that is centered in self, and yield to God’s word and will. Then, and only then, will heaven send revival.” (2 Chronicles 7:12)
“He is under God’s protection. His head is anointed with perfumed oil. His every need is completely satisfied. On the basis of this trust, every moment of his life will be filled with God’s richest blessings. The greatest blessing will be an intimate fellowship with God through continued worship of Him.” (Psalm 23:5)
Charles F. Pfeiffer was professor of ancient literatures at Central Michigan University. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute and held a B.A. from Temple University, a B.D. from Reformed Episcopal Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning.