The Latin phrase does not actually translate as anything close to the idiomatic American phrase “Quit making mountains out of molehills”. However, that is a plausible rendering of the sense of the phrase. My pleasure, sir.
And how Joseph Smith resolved the need for un-understandable ambiguiity by throwing out the philosophical metaphysics at the core of classical Christianity. An analysis by Bruce Charlton.
Including the subjective experience of consciousness, it would seem.
At least they were alive at the same time. The year numbering system assumes Adam was “born” in year 0. See previous table for calculatng the years from Adam through Noah. From Genesis:
|1946||Abram||100||175||2121||Genesis 21:5 ; 25:7|
|2046||Isaac||60||180||2226||Genesis 25:26 ; 35:28|
At least they were alive at the same time. From Genesis Chapter 5 and the Book of Moses:
*KJV Genesis gives Enoch’s age as 365. JST Genesis and Book of Moses gives Enoch’s age as 430.
** Year translated.
Lamech, Noah’s dad, was 56 when Adam died, so he likely knew him. And Noah knew (or at least could have known) everybody back through Enos, except maybe for Enoch, who was translsted before Noah was born.
Since Noah was ordained to play such an important role, I believe all the living Fathers of his time knew him personally. Enoch at least saw him in vision according to the Book of Moses.
Shem and his brothers could only have known people back through their grandfather, Methusela.
Can you imagine conversations around the dinner table? Lamech telling Noah “Yes, I new Father Adam.” Enos could have told Noah “Yes, Adam was my grandpa.” Methuselah could have told Shem, Ham and Japheth “Yes, dad and his whole city were translated and taken to Heaven.”
The words were not Lincoln’s. They predated him by almost five centuries.
Which doesn’t make the Gettysburg Address any less marvellous. Quite the contrary.
From Rick Atkinson’s The Guns at Last Light, describing the French 2nd Armored Division on the eve of the liberation of Paris: (more…)
1. Are these the only works of Providence within us? What words suffice to praise or set them forth? Had we but understanding, should we ever cease hymning and blessing the Divine Power, both openly and in secret, and telling of His gracious gifts? Whether digging or ploughing or eating, should we not sing the hymn to God:—