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Matthew 27:27-31"The governor’s soldiers took Jesus & stripped him & put a scarlet robe on him, & then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him & mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. They spit on him, & took the staff and struck him on the head again & again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe & put his own clothes back on him. Then they led him away to crucify him." (1/3)


2 Chronicles 9:1-6, 8 When the queen of Sheba heard of Solomon’s fame, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions. Arriving with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all she had on her mind. Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for him to explain to her. When the queen of Sheba saw the wisdom of Solomon, as well as the palace he had built, ... (1/4)


Rational Faiths: Biblical Allusions to Asherah. "Taken together, all this evidence suggests that the title ruach Elohim/Yahweh is a symbolic name that underscores the goddess’ indissoluble relationship to the Israelite chief male deity and her life-giving qualities. She is, as it were, God’s breath, something he could not live without."


The Mouth of the Lord Has Spoken: Inner-biblical Allusions in the Second and Third Isaiah (Paperback)