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Adversary

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    Michael Pupko
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    Reading in 1 Samuel the story about co-wives Hannah and Peninnah I was struck by verse 6. ‘And her adversary also provoked her sore.’ The use of the word ‘adversary’ seemed rather excessive for a family relationship. Turning to Strong’s Hebrew translations I found this interesting; in last weeks Bible Study subject from Num. 22:22, adversary is defined as ‘Satan, the arch enemy of God.’ As used in 1 Sam. 6 it is defined as ‘a female rival, adversary, adversity, affliction, anguish, distress, tribulation, trouble.’ Proves that as taught here in Plainfield in accord with Mrs. Eddy that the ‘arch enemy of God’ can have subtle and seemingly benign beginnings.

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