Elephant. No elephants lived in Palestine. But they were native to the neighboring continents of Africa and Asia. Wealthy Jews sometimes imported the ivory which came from their great tusks. King Solomon “made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold” (1 Kin. 10:18). And King Ahab built an “ivory house” (1 Kin. 22:39).
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Tatian started off being orthodox. He wrote a harmony of the gospels called the Diatessaron. Later, he became very
violent and apostatized from the church. After he apostatized, he founded the Gnostic sect of the Encratites. The
name in Greek means “self-perfected ones.” It the 12th century the name of Encratites was applied to the Bogomils.
Tatian then started removing passages from the Diatessaron that referred to Jesus’ divinity and other non-Gnostic
thoughts. Copies of both the original Diatessaron and the perverted Diatessaron still exist. (The eastern church used
the Diatessaron for years before going back to the four Gospels.)

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Arts of the… (Employments)

Arts of the…
David Cox’s Topical Bible Concordance

Arts of The.
Apothecary or perfumer Ex 30:25,35
Armourer 1Sa 8:12
Baker Ge 40:1; 1Sa 8:13
Brick-maker Ge 11:3; Ex 5:7,8,18
Brazier Ge 4:22; 2Ti 4:14
Blacksmith Ge 4:22; 1Sa 13:19
Carver Ex 31:5; 1Ki 6:18
Carpenter 2Sa 5:11; Mr 6:3
Calker Eze 27:9,27
Confectioner 1Sa 8:13
Dyer Ex 25:5
Embroiderer Ex 35:35; 38:23
Embalmer Ge 50:2,3,26
Engraver Ex 28:11; Isa 49:16; 2Co 3:7
Founder Jdj 17:4; Jer 10:9
Fuller 2Ki 18:17; Mr 9:3
Gardener Jer 29:5; Joh 20:15
Goldsmith Isa 40:19
Husbandman Ge 4:2; 9:20
Mariner, &c Eze 27:8,9
Mason 2Sa 5:11; 2Ch 24:12
Musician 1Sa 18:6; 1Ch 15:16
Potter Isa 64:8; Jer 18:3; La 4:2; Zec 11:13
Refiner of metals 1Ch 28:18; Mal 3:2,3
Rope maker Jdj 16:11
Silversmith Ac 19:24
Stone cutter Ex 20:25; 1Ch 22:15
Ship builder 1Ki 9:26
Smelter of metals Job 28:2
Spinner Ex 35:25; Pr 31:19
Tailor Ex 28:3
Tanner Ac 9:43; 10:6
Tent-maker Ge 4:20; Ac 18:3
Weaver Ex 35:35; Joh 19:23
Wine-maker Ne 13:15; Isa 63:3
Writer Jdj 5:14