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Samuel A. Cordeiro HST 103-01 King Merikare’s Instructions 1) Under King Merikare’s instructions, the religious recommendations made are twofold. a. The first recommendation made is to the people take hold and copy the wisdom of their fathers and ancestors. Not to be evil, but patience is good. Through this it is believed that their god will be praised. b. The second recommendation made is to act and behave for the god. To serve their god through daily living, it is believed will bring praises to their god. 2) Under King Merikare’s instructions, the military advice given is to do justice. The recommendation is to be on guard when punishing; not to slaughter or kill and to be civil when punishing others. 3) When the author of Merikare’s instructions stated “be a craftsman in speech, so that thou mayest be strong,” he meant that there is much power in the tongue. He states that the tongue
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Unformatted text preview: is a sword, and he is correct because as the Bible states, in the tongue are blessings and curses . As the author states, speech is more valorous than any fighting , therefore, “be a craftsman in speech, so that thou mayest be strong,” 4) In this document there are a number of instructions that can be given to our leader in the 21 st century. Especially the instruction to “be a craftsman in speech, so that thou mayest be strong .” If our leaders understood this, they wouldn’t say half the things that they say through media. They will have the wisdom of what is appropriate and what is not. The next instruction that would be a great instruction to our leaders is to foster our younger generation and to take care of the officials and soldiers of the nation....
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