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Allusions

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Tom Grennell

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Tom, Nicole, Nicole, Jack, and Caroline Allusions Week 3 Solomon Origin: The name Solomon means peace and welfare. In the Bible, Solomon is the son of David and was king of Israel for 40 years and was said to have had 700 wives. One night, God appears to Solomon in a dream and when asked what gift he would have from God, he simply asked for the wisdom he would require in order to rule. Solomon ruled during Israel’s Golden Age and during his rule, Israel experienced a great time of security and prosperity. Solomon is known for his wisdom, wealth, extensive construction projects, and is considered a major prophet. During the forth year of his reign, he built the Temple in Jerusalem. Kings from all around the world traveled to visit Solomon and hear his wisdom. He was the author of over 3,000 proverbs and also wrote The Song of Solomon and parts of the Book of Proverbs. Solomon Definition: A very wise person; credited with great wisdom; a sage.

Use: The calm, reasonable, and well-respected man is know for always making very Solomonic decisions, especially during difficult times. Twelve Tribes of Israel Origin: according to the Old Testament, the Hebrew people took possession of the Promised Land of Canaan after the death of Moses and named the tribes after the sons and grandson of Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel): Reuben, Simeon, Judah, Issachar, Zebulum, Gad, Asher, Dan, Naphtali, Joseph, Manasseh, and Ephraim. Twelve Tribes of Israel Definition: The twelve tribes of Israel can be used to represent a group (usually twelve in number) of people setting out to achieve a dream despite staggering odds.

Use: In Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath, the twelve members of the Joad family who began the journey to the West across barren lands in order to survive during the depression represented the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Sodom and Gomorrah Origin: In the Old Testament, God sent two angels to the city of Sodom to observe the wickedness of the world. While lodging with Abraham's nephew Lot, the two angels were accosted by an angry group of homosexuals who broke into the house in an attempt to get at the angels. God then rained brimstone down on the entire city. Sodom and Gomorrah Definition: Any place associated with wickedness or sin

Use: Las Vegas is seen by many as a modern Sodom, due to its reputation of gambling and prostitution. Sepulcher Definition: A small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried.

Use: The pyramids are the sepulchers of the ancient Egyptian royalty. Review time! Get into groups of four with the people around you. Number off 1-4. Each of you will be assigned an allusion. You will have to think of as many different example sentences of the allusion as you can within three minutes. The team that gets the most sentences wins. Sepulcher Origin: The cave in which Jesus was buried outside of Jerusalem
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