Burdrick 1 Callie Burdrick Biblical/ Classical Allusions Eye of the Needle - A young rich man approaches Jesus and asks him what he needs to do in order to inherit eternal life. Jesus told him that he needed to keep the Ten Commandments. After telling Jesus he was indeed living by the Ten Commandments, Jesus told him to give to the poor and to sell everything he owned. The man did not want to do this, and so Jesus told him “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than for a rich man to get into heaven.” David and Bathsheba - King David sent off his armies in the time when kings were supposed to go to war. Because he stayed, he wondered around the palace roof and from there saw a woman bathing on a nearby rooftop. David sent for her and once she got to the palace, he slept with her and she became pregnant. King David made orders for her husband to be put in the worst fighting so that he may die in battle. After he died, David married Bathsheba, but his actions displeased the lord and brought misfortune upon him. Ishmael - The son of Abraham and his wife’s handmaiden, Hagar. Abraham’s wife, Sara, told her husband to lay with her handmaiden so that through her they may have children. God later told Sara and Abraham that Sara was pregnant and would birth a son named Isaac. One day Ishmael was playing with Isaac, and because Sara had grown to hate Hagar and Ishmael, ordered them to be sent into the desert. Ishmael created a great number of people and is commonly used as a synonym for an unworthy castaway. Handwriting on the Wall - Will king of Babylon was having a feast with gold and silver cups and bowls taken from Jehovah's temple. A hand came down and wrote on the wall, but nobody could read it. The King said whoever can read the writing will be given gift and made the 3rd most powerful ruler. Word was sent 4 Daniel as he was chief of all his wise men. Daniel predicted that the king of Babylon's rain would end that the writing said the King was no good and that his Kingdom would fall to the Medes and the Persians. As he spoke the Medes in the Persians attacked Babylon, and after the city is captured the King is killed.
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