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Wednesday, March 15 2017
The Hewed Stone Prophecies
"Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces ... and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth."
The English-language word "hew" originated from an Anglo-Saxon word that had two applied meanings - to shape with a sharp instrument, or to cut with an axe. The word is used to translate a number of Hebrew words of the Holy Scriptures that involved the cutting and/or shaping of stone or the cutting and/or shaping of wood.
Moses hewed the second Tables of Stone (see The Second Tables Of Stone; see also The Return To The Holy Ground Of Horeb) upon which the LORD re-wrote The Ten Commandments. The LORD Himself (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation) hewed the first set.
"24:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them." (Exodus 24:12 KJV).
Hewers of stone built the exterior structure of the Temple (see The Temple That Solomon Built and When Will There Be No More Temples Built In Jerusalem?). Hewers of wood were also a key industry - not only for fuel wood, but for the great timber that was used for the Temple interior.
"2:9 Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great." (2 Chronicles 2:9 KJV)
Fact Finder: (a) What prophecy involves a hewed stone i.e. "Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces"? (b) What prophecy involves "the stone that the builders rejected"?
This Day In History
This Day In History, March 15
44 BC: Julius Caesar was assassinated (stabbed 23 times while entering the Roman Senate) by Senators led by Brutus (Marcus Junius Brutus) and Cassius (Gaius Cassius Longinus). The date has become known as the "Ides of March" (Latin Idus Martii). The term ides was used for the 15th day of the Roman months of March, May, July and October, and the 13th day of the other months (see The Politics Of Rome and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars; also How Did Rome Change True Time?).
351: Constantius II proclaimed his cousin Gallus to Emperor of the Eastern part of the then in-decline Roman Empire - which was superseded by Germany (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
493: Odoacer, the German conqueror of the West Roman empire (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation), was assassinated by Theodoric, who split him in two from shoulder to waist with a broad sword.
933: Henry the Fowler defeated the raiding Magyars at Merseburg, Germany.
1341: During the Hundred Years War, an alliance was made between Roman Emperor Louis IV and King Philip VI of France.
1493: Christopher Columbus arrived back in Spain after his first voyage to the "New World." Despite popular myth and propaganda, all of the four voyages of Columbus to "America" were actually only to the islands of the Caribbean Sea - Columbus never set foot on what today calls itself "America" (see the Christopher Columbus map at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
The Vikings arrived on the east coast of North America, in what is today Newfoundland, Canada, about 5 centuries before Columbus was even born.
1545: The first session of the Council of Trent began.
1603: French explorer Samuel de Champlain set out on his first voyage to what is now eastern Canada. He established friendly relations with the natives and explored the St. Lawrence River to the rapids above Montreal. He returned several times, and was made the first governor of "New France" in 1632 (see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1672: King Charles II of England issued the Royal Declaration of Indulgence that declared freedom of religion to non-Anglican Protestants and members of the Church of Rome.
1744: During the War of the Austrian Succession, France declared war on England.
1827: The University of Toronto was chartered.
1888: The Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888 began.
1906: Rolls-Royce was incorporated.
1916: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson sent 4,800 invasion troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa (see also The Mexican Border Wall).
1917: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated the Russian throne; his brother became then Tsar.
1922: After Egypt was granted independence from the United Kingdom (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate), the Sultan of Egypt assumed the title of King Fuad I.
1939: German troops occupied Czechoslovakia.
1957: Britain became the 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb.
1985: The first Internet domain name was registered (symbolics.com).
1990: Iraq executed, by hanging, a British-based journalist for London's Observer newspaper after being accused of espionage.
1991: 4 Los Angeles police were charged with beating Rodney King, an incident that set off major riots in the city.
1998: Edwin Shoemaker died at age 90. He was the inventor of the "La-Z-Boy" (plushly padded rocking and swivel) chair. He died in one while taking a nap.
2004: French President Jacques Chirac signed the law on (in English) "secularity and conspicuous religious symbols in schools," commonly known as the headscarf ban.