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IF KNOWLEDGE BRINGS GRIEF, WHY SHOULD ANYONE BE EDUCATED?

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Solomon, the Teacher, remarks that the increase of knowledge and wisdom only brings greater grief and sorrow. The state of affairs naturally begs the question: Why be educated? Why not live out your life in happy ignorance? Continue reading IF KNOWLEDGE BRINGS GRIEF, WHY SHOULD ANYONE BE EDUCATED?

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE “EDUCATION” (PART 2)

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ASSYRIAN AND BABYLONIAN INFLUENCES

It was the exile of the Jews into Assyria and Babylon that led to further developments in education. When they returned and their land became part of the Greek empire, there were still further developments. The Assyrian kings collected thousands of clay tablets into a library at Nineveh. They contain every kind of knowledge–botany,

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MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE “EDUCATION” (PART 1)

Left to right: five methods of writing in Bible times.  1.Chiselling hieroglyphics into rock 2. Writing with a stylus on a board covered with wax  3.Gouging hieroglyphics into wet clay. 4.Writing with a brush on papyrus.  5. Writing wiht a stylus on paper
Left to right: five methods of writing in Bible times.
1.Chiselling hieroglyphics into rock
2. Writing with a stylus on a board covered with wax
3.Gouging hieroglyphics into wet clay.
4.Writing with a brush on papyrus.
5. Writing with a stylus on paper

Continue reading MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE BIBLE “EDUCATION” (PART 1)