Words of Current Interest

The words in this issue are related to the Lesson-Sermon in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY designated to be read in Christian Science churches on June 29, 1969.

By the mounts (Jer. 33:4)

The "mounts," or more exactly "mounds," were sloping embankments of earth built against the walls of a city by its besiegers, who could walk up these "mounds" and so enter the city. The Hebrew preposition rendered "by" also means "against." Commentators contend that the houses mentioned in this verse were demolished to form a barricade against the mounds and the invaders scaling them.

Cunningly devised fables (II Pet. 1:16)

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Signs of the Times
June 21, 1969

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