Sitting on my balcony, not sure if it will hold..
Pentecost ‘23, 8 Sivan 5783, Dhul Qa’dah 8, 1444
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1.1
Acts 2.1: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
One of the etymologies of Pentecost is that it comes from the Hebrew Shavuot שבועות (harvest feast). So that the coming of the holy spirit is like the harvest from christ and god. 🌞
Zephaniah 3.9: For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language,
That they all may call on the name of the Lord,
To serve Him with one accord.
Thanks to https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674258266&content=reviews for Zephaniah, which is new for me.
The ‘rebuilt’ library of Alexandria
Cycling was hard, with headwind, cramps in upper legs, 6 hours cycling.
Only very slowly do i proceed in this amazing book opening the boxes of Arabic poetry and life in a country divided clair-obscur like the human soul.
While listening to Mozart’s 24th Piano Concerto (so wonderful, tears welling when the piano first starts playing) The music starts here at 0:25:44