Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But rather we will certainly
carry out every word that has proceeded from our mouths, by burning sacrifices to the queen of heaven and pouring out drink offerings to her, just as we ourselves, our forefathers, our kings and our princes did in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; for then we had plenty of food and were well off and saw no misfortune.
“Do not be
like your fathers, to whom the former prophets proclaimed, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “ Return now from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.”’ But they did not listen or give heed to Me,” declares the Lord.
was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries among my countrymen, being more extremely zealous for my ancestral traditions.
1 Peter 1:18
knowing that you were not
redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers,