Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Reflection - Oholah and Oholibah (Ezekiel 23, Two Adulterous Sisters)

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A Parable from the Pre-incarnate Son of Man to the Prophet Ezekiel - The Parable of Degenerate Sisters
PHOTO: A Parable from the Pre-incarnate Son of Man to the Prophet Ezekiel - The Parable of Degenerate Sisters
Marriage is commonly used in the Bible as a symbol for the covenant relationship between God and his people. [3]
A wife, holy and pure, a virgin undefiled, loyal and faithful: is that not the desire of a man? And is this not the highest and holiest desire of the Living God, in whose image we are made man? Is a faithful bride not the desire of Christ Jesus, the returning Bridegroom of His Church?
Now the hardness of our hearts urges a wife to dismiss her husband! To the parable of the two degenerate sisters, must we now add another who has called herself, ‘christian?’
The LORD GOD has married you and made you His own! It is a most serious matter that a woman would play the whore and give herself to any other. This is the setting of the parable of the two degenerate sisters in Ezekiel 23. It is the history of God’s chosen ones of Israel and Judah.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus, to your beloved church, the faithful who have not put You away by a bill of divorce. [3]
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In the Hebrew Bible, Oholah (אהלה) and Oholibah (אהליבה) (or: Aholah and Aholibah) are pejorative names given by the prophet Ezekiel to Samaria in the Kingdom of Israel and Jerusalem in the kingdom of Judah, respectively. They appear in the Book of Ezekiel, chapter 23.

There is a pun in these names in the Hebrew. Oholah means "her tent", and Oholibah means "my tent is in her". [1]



Two Adulterous Sisters, Oholah and Oholibah are pejorative (word expressing contempt or disapproval) names given by the prophet Ezekiel to Samaria in the Kingdom of Israel and Jerusalem in the kingdom of Judah, respectively.
PHOTO: Two Adulterous Sisters, Oholah and Oholibah are pejorative (word expressing contempt or disapproval) names given by the prophet Ezekiel to Samaria in the Kingdom of Israel and Jerusalem in the kingdom of Judah, respectively. (Ezekiel 23)
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Ezekiel's rhetoric portrays Oholah and Oholibah, or Samaria and Jerusalem, as the daughters of one mother. Both are said to be "brides of God", and both are guilty of idolatry and of religious and political alliances with Gentile nations. These kingdoms are described as prostitutes and adulteresses, given up to the abominations and idolatries of the Egyptians and Assyrians. Because of Oholah's crimes, she was carried away captive, and ceased to be a kingdom. (Comp. Psalm 78:67–69; 1 Kings 12:25–33; 2 Chr 11:13–16.)




Both Oholah and Oholibah, are guilty of idolatry and of religious and political alliances with Gentile nations.
PHOTO: Both Oholah and Oholibah, are guilty of idolatry and of religious and political alliances with Gentile nations. Because of Oholah's crimes, she was carried away captive, and ceased to be a kingdom.
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Oholibah saw her sister's punishment, yet in her lust and prostitution she was more depraved than her sister.
PHOTO: Oholibah saw her sister's punishment, yet in her lust and prostitution she was more depraved than her sister. She too lusted after the Assyrians—governors and commanders, warriors in full dress, mounted horsemen, all handsome young men. . . . . . .
She carried on her prostitution openly and exposed her naked body. God turned away from her in disgust, just as He had turned away from her sister. (Ezekiel 23:11-18)
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The Hebrew prophets frequently compared the sin of idolatry to the sin of adultery, in a frequently reappearing rhetorical figure. Ezekiel's rhetoric directed against these two allegorical figures is more vivid than most:

"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.
" (Ezekiel 23:20–21)



Ezekiel's rhetoric directed against these two allegorical figures is more vivid than most.
PHOTO: Ezekiel's rhetoric directed against these two allegorical figures is more vivid than most. Oholibah became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt.
"There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.
So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.
" (
Ezekiel 23:20–21)
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A very similar and equally vivid allegory is directed at the city of Jerusalem itself in Ezekiel 16.

Another good example of this allegorical comparison is found in the Book of Hosea.

For their mother has played the whore; she who conceived them has acted shamefully. For she said, "I will go after my lovers; they give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink." (Hosea 2:5)



Oholah and Oholibah, or Samaria and Jerusalem, were the daughters of one mother.


PHOTO: Oholah and Oholibah, or Samaria and Jerusalem, were the daughters of one mother. Both are said to be "brides of God", and both are guilty of idolatry and of religious and political alliances with Gentile nations.
Painting by Roberto Ferri
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Again, the language is vivid, but it strikingly directs the reader to the issue the prophet has in mind: namely the breaking of a covenantal relationship by repeatedly engaging in the sin of idolatry. The prophets Ezekiel and Hosea saw idol worship and ritual impurity as Israel's primary sin. [2]



Dear Lord, we pray that we do not lusted after the nations and defiled ourself with their idols, inciting your jealous anger against us. Please help us to stop our detestable practices and led a live that is pleasing to you. Help us to become the wife, who is holy and pure, a virgin undefiled, loyal and faithful, the highest and holiest desire of the Living God. We pray that we become the faithful bride desired by Christ Jesus, the returning Bridegroom of His Church. Through Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!
PHOTO: "Dear Lord, we pray that we do not lusted after the nations and defiled ourself with their idols, inciting your jealous anger against us. Please help us to stop our detestable practices and led a live that is pleasing to you. Help us to become the wife, who is holy and pure, a virgin undefiled, loyal and faithful, the highest and holiest desire of the Living God. We pray that we become the faithful bride desired by Christ Jesus, the returning Bridegroom of His Church. Through Lord Jesus Christ we pray. Amen!"
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Reference

[1] Adele Berlin; Marc Zvi Brettler (17 October 2014). The Jewish Study Bible: Second Edition. Oxford University Press. p. 2350. ISBN 978-0-19-939387-9.

[2] Coogan, Michael D. A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009., p. 317.

[3] Roger Harned, The Parable of Degenerate Sisters, http://talkofjesus.com/degenerate-sisters/

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2 Chronicles 11:13-16 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chr+11%3A13%E2%80%9316&version=NIV

Ezekiel 16 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+16&version=NIV

Ezekiel 23 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+23&version=NIV

Ezekiel 23:11-18 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+23%3A11-18&version=NIV

Ezekiel 23:20–21 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+23%3A20%E2%80%9321&version=NIV

Hosea 2:5 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hosea+2%3A5&version=NIV

Psalm 78:67–69 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+78%3A67%E2%80%9369&version=NIV

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Love at the Gardens by the Bay

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By Natalie Ng, 12 January 2016


Gardens by the Bay activities during Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day
PHOTO: Gardens by the Bay activities during Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day
Dahlia Dreams” Floral Display at the Flower Dome
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“Dahlia Dreams” Floral Display
During 2016 Lunar New Year, Gardens by the Bay ushers in the Year of the Monkey with a floral display that draw inspiration from the Chinese classical tale “Journey to the West” (西游记 Xī yóu jì).



Fire & Ice Dahlia (大丽花 Dà lì huā)
PHOTO: Fire & Ice Dahlia (大丽花 Dà lì huā)
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Those who had taken a trip down to the Flower Dome were awed by the stunning landscape of dahlias, begonias and other blooms against the backdrop of a lofty seven-metre-tall mountain. Monkey-shaped topiaries could be seen as visitors strolled through the cavern with unexpected surprises and appreciated the various elements of Chinese arts and culture infuse in this floral display.



Spring is magical with flowers.
PHOTO: Spring is magical with flowers. The trees blossom and wild flowers cascade down foothills.  Personal gardens and small farms are inspired by the new warmth.  After a long snowy Winter, cherry trees blossom, bugs stretch their wings and bees get to work.
Cherry Blossoms and Dahlia Dreams leggings carry that same magic and they are sprinkled with the very plants that are part of our little mountain lives.  The flowers and orchards we frolic in.  The places we grew up and now watch our kids grow and learn.  Wearing them magically makes you twirl in circles in the grass and find animals in the clouds.
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Dahlia Dreams” was also the first in a series of music-themed floral displays at Gardens by the Bay that year. The floral displays come to life with the energetic beats of Taiko drums, the retro tunes of the jukebox, and the pulsating rhythm of tribal dance.



Take in the beautiful sights while strolling through the Chinese garden inspired landscape, complete with a three-tier pagoda, a pavilion, moon gates, and even intricate sculptures of adorable Zodiac animals to welcome the lunar new year.
PHOTO: Take in the beautiful sights while strolling through the Chinese garden inspired landscape, complete with a three-tier pagoda, a pavilion, moon gates, and even intricate sculptures of adorable Zodiac animals to welcome the lunar new year.
Guests could also pick up interesting information about the colourful blooms of dahlias and begonias during the Garden Trail.
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“Dahlia Dreams”  Garden Trail
As part of the “Dahlia Dreams” floral display, guests could choose to embark on a Journey to the West with the “Dahlia Dreams” Garden Trail. Visitors could explore the “Flowers and Fruit Mountain” where the legendary Monkey King was born and enter the “Water Curtain Cave” as described in the novel. Guests could also pick up interesting information about the colourful blooms of dahlias and begonias during the Garden Trail.



Gardens by the Bay-Flower Dome (Dahlia Dreams)
PHOTO: Gardens by the Bay-Flower Dome (Dahlia Dreams)
The display was made up of a mixture of dahlias, begonias, chrysanthemum and other flowers. Admission charge to the conservatories applies. Guided tours are free, but admission charge to Flower Dome applies.
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Dahlia Pot Luck, from a singular tubular stalk this dahlia will spring dozens of flowers of different colours.
PHOTO: Dahlia Pot Luck, from a singular tubular stalk this dahlia will spring dozens of flowers of different colours.
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Ask Me! – “Dahlia Dreams” Floral Display
Those who prefered a guided tour through the “Dahlia Dreams” Floral Display could opt to do so on selected dates.

Display Interpreters guided visitors through the “Flowers and Fruit Mountain” and shared fascinating information about the colourful blooms of dahlias and begonias.

To participate, visitors simply gathered at the “Ask Me!” poster near the Flower Field. Tours began when a group of five or more visitors were assembled.



'Dahlia Dreams' the second in a series of music-themed floral displays at Gardens by the Bay - 2017, The year of the Rooster.
PHOTO: Dahlia Dreams” the second in a series of music-themed floral displays at Gardens by the Bay - 2017, The year of the Rooster.
Be greeted by the auspicious, gilded hues of yellow, orange and red Dahlias (大丽花 Dà lì huā) and Begonias (秋海棠 Qiū hǎi táng) as you step into the crisp climate of the Flower Dome complete with chickens to welcome the Year of the Rooster.
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As part of the 'Dahlia Dreams' floral display, guests could choose to embark on a Journey to the West with the 'Dahlia Dreams' Garden Trail.
PHOTO: As part of the “Dahlia Dreams” floral display, guests could choose to embark on a Journey to the West with the “Dahlia Dreams” Garden Trail.
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Chelsea House and Merlin Guest funny Image
PHOTO: Chelsea House and Merlin Guest funny Image
Springtime Fun loving - world of warcraft addons carbonite
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By Natalie Ng, 12 January 2016



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Friday, February 17, 2017

Love in Springtime at Sentosa

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Posted by Loh Pui Ying, Herworldplus.com on 16 February 2017


Sentosa, Beach Plaza
PHOTO: Sentosa, Beach Plaza
The State of Fun is a sunny island playground in Singapore! #thestateoffun
Embrace the love that’s floating in the air this month with our Love in Springtime decor and activities at Sentosa Island.
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If you’re still in the Chinese New Year mood and can’t get over Valentine’s Day, get the best of both worlds at Love in Springtime at Sentosa. Landmarks including Palawan Green, Merlion Plaza and Beach Plaza will be transformed into a festive playground of lights, entertainment and activities for everyone.



Sentosa, Palawan Green
PHOTO: Sentosa, Palawan Green
The whole place is created for the Chinese New Year mood and Valentine’s Day for romantic couples or families alike. Bright colourful lanterns of different shapes hanging above with a scent of love in the air.
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Love in Springtime encourages all to celebrate love in its many forms, with abundant opportunities for families and loved ones to bond.

Don’t miss the captivating showcase of 12 Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green, each stylised to showcase heartwarming love vignettes. Just right for a small illustration or portrait photograph which fades into its background without a definite border (from Google).



Sentosa, Palawan Green

PHOTO: Sentosa, Palawan Green
The Snake Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green. It is one of the tallest and is surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants. The beautiful flowers and plants are perfect for photographs, especially for romatic couples and family gatherings.
Sentosa, Palawan Green

PHOTO: Sentosa, Palawan Green
The Snake Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green. The beautiful flowers and plants that do not attract bees and insects yet, but attract a lot of people instead.
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Usher in the Lunar New Year and celebrate love this springtime with your family, friends and loved ones at Sentosa! The State of Fun welcomes guests with Love in Springtime (爱在春季 Ài zài chūn jì) – a series of exciting festivities, auspicious promotions, and fun activities from 21 January to 26 February, including free island admission and cable car rides for guests born in the Year of the Rooster.



Sentosa, Palawan Green
PHOTO: Sentosa, Palawan Green
The Snake Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green. Many varieties of colourful bright flowers and green flora that brings a lot of excitement to the place.
PHOTO: Sentosa, Palawan Green
The Snake Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green. Another beautiful view of the many different varieties of plants and flowers.
PHOTO: Love is not only about loving words that are kind, but its finding the bonds that bind.
Couple hugs and walks with umbrella in rain. In the world of their own and is always sunshine. Happy Valentine Day! May it be raining everywhere except in the heart.
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Thank You for the Music (音乐的傻瓜 Yīn yuè de shǎ guā) Concert  at Sentosa, Palawan Green, held on 11 February, which coincides with the 15th day of the Lunar New Year and is commonly regarded as the Chinese “Valentine’s Day”, love-themed songs will be performed by “Thank You for the Music” (音乐的傻瓜), a local group formed by active members from the 1980s local music scene.

Bond with your extended family or friends over folk songs, oldies and Xin Yao music, or enjoy the love songs as couples celebrate this special day. Concert-goers will also get to enjoy free tang yuan (sweet glutinous rice balls) at the concert.



'Thank You for the Music'
PHOTO: Thank You for the Music” (音乐的傻瓜 Yīn yuè de shǎ guā) is directed by local composer and music producer, 张家强 Zhāng jiā qiáng (Zhang JiaQiang), and features local musicians including 黄进福 Huáng jìn fú (Wee Chin Hock), 唐远铭 Táng yuǎn míng (Gary Tng), 伍慧玲 Wu huì líng (Goh Huay Leng), 刘素莲 Liú sù lián (Low Soo Noi) and 梁美娴 Liáng měi xián (Leong May Han).
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Love in Springtime celebrates togetherness, love, and wishes for a bountiful year – ideals that transcend cultures. Our line-up of activities offers both traditional and unconventional options for those seeking a fun-filled spring celebration of love. The festivities provide great opportunities for families and friends to come together and celebrate in The State of Fun. As we march into the year of the Rooster, we wish our guests a year of luck, prosperity and good health,” said Ms Agatha Yap, Director of Sales & Marketing at Sentosa Development Corporation.



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PHOTO: Sentosa, Palawan Green
The Rooster Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green. The Rooster Zodiac display takes the center stage in Palawan Green fiels. It is one of the largest exhibit showing the few generations living together with normal day activities.
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Guests born in the year of the Rooster will get a rousing start to the Lunar New Year with exclusive perks! They can enjoy one free island admission ticket and one free Singapore Cable Car Sky Pass for use within the first three days of the Lunar New Year (28 January to 30 January). Guests just have to present their identity cards to collect the complimentary tickets at the redemption booth at Sentosa Station (Vivocity) from 21 – 22 January, 9am – 9pm.



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PHOTO: Sentosa, Palawan Green
The Rooster Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green. Golf playing activities to inform everybody that Senstosa has its own golf playing place and facilities. There are hotels, plazas, beaches, cove condominiums and nature reserve (sanctuary).
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Strike a pose in front of 12 huge Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green, and enjoy stories of kinship, friendship and romance from 21 January to 26 February, 11am – 11pm. Measuring up to two metres in height, the lanterns feature light-hearted depictions of acts of love by the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. Learn about the meanings behind each story and take pictures with the colourful lanterns in the day, or bask in the glow of the lanterns after dark.



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PHOTO: Sentosa, Palawan Green
The Rooster Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green. A typical home with children and garden in a small living compound.
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Also be sure to catch the Merlion Magic Lights, a mesmerising light show featuring projections of icons and colours coupled with music. There are other festive activities like pen-a-wish trees and prosperity drums as well. Sounds like an amazing weekend, indeed! Now until 26 Feb, 2017



Enjoy a Love Story, Prosperity (福 Fú), Status (禄 Lù), Longevity (壽 Shòu) and Happiness this Springtime at Merlion Plaza

PHOTO: Enjoy a Love Story, Prosperity ( Fú), Status ( Lù), Longevity ( Shòu) and Happiness this Springtime at Merlion Plaza
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More festive activities will be lined up at Merlion Plaza and Beach Plaza between 21 Jan and 26 Feb, including Pen-A-Wish trees, Prosperity Drums, and the debut of the “Ai at First Sight” sculpture by local artist Peter Draw. Also from 28 to 30 January, guests will be entertained by lion and dragon dance performances, Chinese circus acts, a palm reading kiosk and more!



Pen-A-Wish trees at Merlion Plaza
PHOTO: Pen-A-Wish trees at Merlion Plaza
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Love in Springtime brings together two of the biggest occasions in Chinese and Western cultures – Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day. Areas including Palawan Green, Merlion Plaza and Beach Plaza will turn into a festive playground of lights, entertainment and activities for everyone, with a captivating showcase of 12 Zodiac lanterns at Palawan Green, each stylised to tell heart-warming love stories.



Take a romantic stroll with your date on Sentosa Boardwalk and you will get to soak up in the beautiful view.
PHOTO: Love in Springtime brings together two of the biggest occasions in Chinese and Western cultures – Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day.
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