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" If Moses, Cyrus, Theseus, and Romulus had been unarmed they could not have enforced their constitutions for long — as happened in our time to Fra Girolamo Savonarola, who was ruined with his new order of things immediately the multitude believed in him no longer, and he had no means of keeping steadfast those who believed or of making the unbelievers to believe.
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If and Moses
If Wilhelm Reich is the Moses who has led them out of the Egypt of sexual slavery, Dylan Thomas is the poet who offers them the Dionysian dialectic of justification for their indulgence in liquor, marijuana, sex, and jazz.
According to Jewish legend, Balaam was made this powerful in order to prevent the non-Jewish tribes from saying: " If we had only had our own Moses, we would be as pious as the Jews.
If the masters and disciples obey the divine teaching of Moses, " our rabbi ," then their society, the school, replicates on earth the heavenly academy, just as the disciple incarnates the heavenly model of Moses, " our rabbi.
" It is true that the moneylender Moses is portrayed in a comparatively positive light, but the way he is described ( as a " friendly Jew " and an " honest Israelite " by Rowley in III. 1 ) suggest that he is in some way to be considered an exception to Jews in general ; also, his own usurious business practices as stated to Sir Peter are clearly less than exemplary ( e. g., his statement " If he appears not very anxious for the supply, you should require only forty or fifty per cent ; but if you find him in great distress, and want the moneys very bad, you may ask double " ).
When the rich man asks Abraham if he would send Lazarus back from the dead to warn his brothers of their impending doom, Abraham tells him no, and says, " If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead.
In the Gospel of Jesus is reported as giving this response to those who criticized him for healing on Sabbath: " If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken ; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
< p > Then Moses said to God, " If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ' The God of your fathers has sent me to you ,' and they ask me, ' What is his name?
One can get a sense of both the nature of early professional Yiddish theatre, and the directions it subsequently took, from these 1877 remarks by Moses Schwarzfeld: " If we write only comedies or if we only imitate German, Romanian and French pieces translated into Yiddish, all we will have is a secondary Jewish stage ... just making people laugh and cry is an evil for us Jews in Romania " and calling for serious and " educational " Jewish theatre.
If the other two were Abraham Shalom and Israel ben Meir di Curiel, then Caro was the only one who used his privilege to ordain another, Moses Alshich, who, in turn, ordained Hayim Vital.
If the player completes the level without Moses, the game says " Good work, but you forgot Baby Moses.
If you don't find out and explain to people where Robert Moses gets his power, then everything else you do is going to be dishonest.
" Moses Hadas, an earlier translator, takes a slightly different view: " If An Ephesian Tale is an absorbing tale of love and improbable adventure, it is also a tract to prove that Diana of the Ephesians ( who was equated with Isis ) cares for her loyal devotees.
Thus as the prophet spoken of by Moses in-" The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me ; unto him ye shall hearken "-Jesus was telling the young man " if you would know how to attain eternal life, come follow me and I will show you " If in fact the young man had followed Jesus, he would have eventually seen how to obtain eternal life and seen that Jesus truly was the " one who was good " and would have along with the Apostle Thomas been quite willing to call Jesus " My Lord and my God ".
If and Cyrus
On another account, Professor Patrick Hunt states, " If you are looking at the greatest personages in History who have affected the World, ' Cyrus the Great ' is one of the few who deserves that epithet, the one who deserves to be called ' the Great '.
If al-Muqawqis was indeed a Coptic Patriarch, Cyrus of Alexandria or Benjamin I, one would expect him to reaffirm his faith in Jesus.
If and Theseus
If, supposing it turns out that the original Ship of Theseus, S1, was actually stolen property, and the rightful owner demands its return, should the police give him S2 or S3?
* If an object's parts are entirely replaced over time, as in the Ship of Theseus example, in what way is it the same?
# If the ship was-in fact-a unitary, physical phenomenon which existed separately from the parts, then even when the parts of the ship were organized in a valid spatiotemporal arrangement to be called " Ship of Theseus " it would be possible that the ship could exist in a different spatiotemporal location and that none of the parts would have anything to do with the ship.
If they could, it would violate their intrinsic quality of ' being the basis for the Ship of Theseus.
If the shape of the ship were the ship, then you would simultaneously need to see all the parts of the ship-from all angles-in order to identify that the object was the Ship of Theseus.
If and Romulus
If true, then Romulus and Remus would have been born in the year 771 BC, and have begun the founding of Rome at the age of 18.
If and had
If the bluff failed and they ran into trouble, Brannon had told the others, they would withdraw -- and he would come after his son another time.
If he wondered whether the attackers would allow him to pull away unmolested, he had his answer a moment later.
If the Union conceded this to them, the same right must be conceded to each remaining state whenever it saw fit to secede: This would destroy the federal balance between it and the states, and in the end sacrifice to the sovereignty of the states all the liberty the citizens had gained by their Union.
If a child had a single drop of Negro blood, he would revert to the ancestral line which, except as slaves under a superior race, had not made one step of progress in 3,000 years.
If he had been `` liquidated '' in some way, he would have become a martyr, a rallying point for people who shared his ideas.
If in any one calculation Ptolemy had had to invoke 83 epicycles all at once, while Copernicus never required more than one third this number, then ( in the sense obvious to Margenau ) Ptolemaic astronomy would be simpler than Copernican.
If Hammarskjold had not wanted the list disposed of in this manner, and if Bang-Jensen had not wanted it -- who had ordered it??
If Gorton wanted peace and quiet for his complicated meditations this is where he should have had it.
If his circumspection in regard to Philip's sensibilities went so far that he even refused to grant a dispensation for the marriage of Amadee's daughter, Agnes, to the son of the dauphin of Vienne -- a truly peacemaking move according to thirteenth-century ideas, for Savoy and Dauphine were as usual fighting on opposite sides -- for fear that he might seem to be favoring the anti-French coalition, he would certainly never take the far more drastic step of ordering the return of Gascony to Edward, even though, as he admitted to the English ambassadors, he had been advised that the original cession was invalid.
If this capacity had not failed them, they would see that their enemy has made a disastrous miscalculation.
If he had had a son, he would tell him, `` Gather ye rosebuds while ye may This same flower that smiles today tomorrow will be dying ''.
If he had any worries, it was only the small ones, about Mother in New York, and his daughter Edwina and what she might be doing at this hour, with her Aunt Asia, in Philadelphia.
If our SAC bombers were, today, capable of surviving a surprise missile attack and because of infinite dispersion or long endurance had the capability to strike at Russia again, and again, and again, those bombers would unquestionably assure our military dominance.