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Philistine captivity of the Ark

The Philistine captivity of the Ark was an episode described in the biblical history of the Israelites, in which the Ark of the covenant was in the possession of the Philistines, who had captured it after defeating the Israelites in a battle at a location between Eben-ezer, where the Israelites encamped, Aphek, where the Philistines encamped. The ark narrative does not include any mention of Samuel. Many scholars put 1 Samuel 4 - 6 together with 2 Samuel 6 and believe that it reflects an old source, incorporated into the History of David's Rise or into the Deuteronomistic History. According to 1 Samuel 4, prior to the battle the Ark had been residing at the ancient sanctuary of Shiloh, but was brought out by the Israelites in hope of victory in the war; the Israelites suffered a significant defeat. The news of the ark's capture was such a shock to Eli that he fell off his chair and died, while Phinehas' wife died in childbirth as she heard the news, giving birth to Ichabod, whose name means "Where is the glory?"

Robert Alter argues that 1 Samuel 4:22 should be translated as "Glory is exiled from Israel," and that the story of the Philistine captivity of the ark is one of exile. Peter Leithart suggests that Israel deserved to go into exile, but the ark did so instead: "Yahweh went into exile, taking on the curse of the covenant for His people, while in exile He fought for them and defeated the gods of Philistia." 1 Samuel 5 and 6 describe the Philistines as having to move the Ark to several parts of their territory, as tumours or hemorrhoids afflicted the people in each town to which it was taken: Ashdod Gath Ekron. The Septuagint adds that "mice sprang up in the midst of their country". Stirrup points out that the "severity of the punishments increases through the passage": tumours in Ashdod, extensive tumours and panic in Gath, which had volunteered to take on the Ark, tumours on those who did not die and deathly panic in Ekron, which was'volunteered' to take the Ark; the text explicitly ascribes the plague to "Yahweh's hand".

In Ashdod, when the Ark was placed in the temple of Dagon, the statue of Dagon was found prostrate in front of the Ark the next morning. Leithart provides a number of parallels between the Philistine captivity of the Ark and the Plagues of Egypt in the Book of Exodus; the ark brings about plagues, humbles the gods of the Philistines and returns full of treasure. In fact, the Philistine diviners refer to the events of the Exodus in 1 Samuel 6:6. On the advice of these diviners about how to end the plagues, the Philistines made a guilt offering of five golden tumors and five gold mice, they placed the gold along with the ark on a cart drawn by two milch cows, who head straight for Israel and do not waver. The ark stops at Beth Shemesh before finding a more permanent home at Kiriath-Jearim

Josiah Boothby

Josiah Boothby CMG was a public administrator in the colony of South Australia. Boothby was the fifth son of the Benjamin Boothby, was born at Nottingham on 8 April 1837, he went to the colony with his father in 1853, in that year became Clerk in the Colonial Secretary's Office, Clerk in the Audit Office in 1854, Chief Clerk in the Audit Office in 1856, Chief Clerk in the Chief Secretary's Office in 1859 Government statist and Superintendent of Census in 1860, Assistant Secretary and Government Statist in 1866, Under Secretary and Government Statist in 1868. He was elected Corresponding Member of the Statistical Society, London, in 1869. M. G. and received the Cross of the Legion of Honour. Owing to a dispute in connection with the expenses of the Paris Exhibition he retired from the public service of South Australia in 1880

Stevan Ridley

Stevan Todd Ridley is an American football running back, a free agent. He played college football at LSU and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Ridley has played for the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers. With the Patriots, he won Super Bowl XLIX over the Seattle Seahawks. Ridley was born in Mississippi, he attended Trinity Episcopal Day School in Natchez, where he played running back and linebacker for the Trinity Episcopal Saints high school football team. As a senior in 2007, he rushed for 38 touchdowns, he competed in track, recording personal-bests of 11.25 seconds in the 100 meters and 23.42 seconds in the 200 meters. While at LSU, Ridley played from 2008–2010; as a freshman, he rushed for a rushing touchdown. As a sophomore, he rushed for three rushing touchdowns, he rushed for a career-high of 1,147 yards and 15 touchdowns in the 2010 season while serving as permanent team captain. Ridley was drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft with the 73rd overall pick by the New England Patriots, a round after the Patriots drafted another running back, Shane Vereen, with the 56th overall pick.

Ridley scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 4 of his rookie season, in the Patriots' 31–19 win over the Oakland Raiders. Overall, he finished his rookie season with 87 carries for a touchdown. In the regular season opener, Ridley had his best game of his early career in a 34–13 win over the Tennessee Titans, he had 125 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown, grabbed three catches out of the backfield for 27 yards. In Week 5, he topped his Week 1 performance with 151 yards rushing, with one touchdown, against the Denver Broncos. In his second year, he proved to be a dependable running back in the NFL after racking up 1,263 total yards on 290 carries, while scoring 12 rushing touchdowns during the regular season, his 82 first down rushes ranked third in the league among all NFL running backs. During the AFC Championship against the Baltimore Ravens on January 20, 2013, Ridley suffered a concussion after a head-to-head collision with Bernard Pollard, which resulted in a fumble and a turnover; the Patriots lost to the Ravens by a score of 13–28.

In the regular season opener, Ridley was benched in the second half of the game after losing a fumble. Ridley carried the ball nine times for 46 yards in the 23–21 win over the Buffalo Bills. After losing fumbles in three straight games, Ridley was a healthy scratch in the Patriots' Week 13 34–31 win over the Houston Texans. Plagued by the fumbling issues, Ridley lost significant playing time to LeGarrette Blount in his 2013 campaign, finished the regular season with 178 carries for 773 yards with seven touchdowns, he had 10 catches for 62 yards on the season, the most in his career. In the 2013–14 NFL playoffs, Ridley recorded his first career postseason multi-touchdown performance, rushing 14 times for 52 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 43–22 Divisional Round win over the Indianapolis Colts. Ridley had his longest rush in his career on October 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals. During a Week 6 37–22 win against the Buffalo Bills, Ridley tore his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament, which ended his season.

Overall, he finished the 2014 season with 340 rushing two rushing touchdowns. Despite being on injured reserve, Ridley was a part of the Patriots Super Bowl XLIX team that defeated the defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28–24. Ridley was signed by the New York Jets on April 13, 2015. During the 2015 season, Ridley played in eight games for the Jets, including one start, after missing the first half of the season due to a knee injury, he finished. On April 5, 2016, Ridley signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions. On August 25, 2016, Ridley was released by the Lions. On August 28, 2016, Ridley signed with the Indianapolis Colts, he was released by the team one week on September 3. On October 25, 2016, Ridley was signed by the Atlanta Falcons. On November 3, he appeared in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and had three carries for seven yards, he was released by the team on November 23, 2016. On July 27, 2017, Ridley was signed by the Denver Broncos, he was released on September 2, 2017.

On October 5, 2017, Ridley signed with the Minnesota Vikings after a season-ending injury to rookie Dalvin Cook. On October 9, 2017, he was released by the Vikings. On December 19, 2017, Ridley signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he appeared in two games in the regular season for the Steelers and had 108 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. On April 4, 2018, Ridley re-signed with the Steelers, he totaled 29 carries for 80 rushing a rushing touchdown in the 2018 season. Career statistics and player information from · ESPN · Pro-Football-Reference Pittsburgh Steelers bio LSU Tigers bio at the Wayback Machine New England Patriots bio at the Wayback Machine

Pentagonal orthobicupola

In geometry, the pentagonal orthobicupola is one of the Johnson solids. As the name suggests, it can be constructed by joining two pentagonal cupolae along their decagonal bases, matching like faces. A 36-degree rotation of one cupola before the joining yields a pentagonal gyrobicupola; the pentagonal orthobicupola is the third in an infinite set of orthobicupolae. A Johnson solid is one of 92 convex polyhedra, composed of regular polygon faces but are not uniform polyhedra, they were named by Norman Johnson, who first listed these polyhedra in 1966. The following formulae for volume and surface area can be used if all faces are regular, with edge length a: V = 1 3 a 3 ≈ 4.64809... a 3 A = a 2 ≈ 17.7711... a 2 Eric W. Weisstein, Pentagonal orthobicupola at MathWorld

Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib

Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib is situated in what used to be the village of Lehal, now part of Patiala city. According to local tradition, supported by an old handwritten document preserved in the Gurudwara, one Bhag Ram, a jhivar of Lehal, waited upon ninth guru of Sikhs Guru Tegh Bahadur during his sojourn at Saifabad, made the request that he might be pleased to visit and bless his village so that its inhabitants could be rid of a serious and mysterious sickness, their bane for a long time; the Guru visited Lehal on Magh sudi 5, 1728 Bikram/24 January 1672 and stayed under a banyan tree by the side of a pond. The sickness in the village subsided; the site where Guru Tegh Bahadur had sat came to be known as Dukh Nivaran meaning eradicator of suffering. Devotees have faith in the healing qualities of water in the sarovar attached to the shrine. Raja Amar Singh of Patiala had a garden laid out on the site as a memorial which he entrusted to Nihang Sikhs. Records of a court case in 1870 mention a Nihangs' well being in existence here.

In 1920, during a survey for the proposed construction of Sirhind-Patiala-Jakhal railway line, it appeared that the banyan tree under which had sat Guru Tegh Bahadur would have to be removed. But men charged with felling it refused to touch it. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh ordered cancellation of the entire project. No gurudwara building had, been raised, it was only in 1930 that a committee was formed to collect funds and commence construction and was completed twelve years in the year 1942. Maharaja Yadavindra Singh, a devout Sikh built the present building and sarovar; the Gurdwara when completed passed under the administrative control of the Patiala state government. It was transferred to the Dharam Arth Board of the Patiala and East Punjab States Union and to the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee; the building complex sprawls over several acres. The two storey gateway has black and white marble floor. On the left of the pathway leading to the principal building is a small marble shrine marking the site where Guru Teg Bahadur had sat under the banyan tree.

The central two storey building, with a domed pavilion on top, is on a raised base having an octagonal domed chamber at each corner. The pinnacled lotus dome on top has a round sun-window on each side with a curved coping, projected horizontally at the ends. There are decorative domed pavilions at the corners and lotus blossoms in leaf in the middle on top of the walls; the interior is paved with marble slabs in white and grey against black and white of the outer platform. The walls and pillars are panelled with white marble slabs; the ceiling is decorated with stucco work in floral design. The Guru Granth Sahib is seated under a square canopy at the far end; the 75metre square sarovar, since extended, is on the right and Guru ka Langar on the left as one enters. The Gurdwara is administered by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. A big gathering is held on the fifth day of the light half of each lunar month; the festival of the year is Basant Panchmi. Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib Information Dukhniwaran Sahib Website Photos relating to this Gurdwara on Flickr Photos of Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib

Live in Stockholm 1961

Live in Stockholm 1961 is an album by featuring live performances by jazz musician John Coltrane which were recorded in 1961. Original CD release Live in Stockholm 1961. "My Favorite Things" — 20:48 "Blue Train" — 8:54 "Naima" — 4:00 "Impressions" — 7:11 Recorded on 23. November 1961 in Stockholm, not the Olympia Theatre in Paris, France or in Copenhagen. John Coltrane — tenor saxophone/soprano saxophone Eric Dolphy — flute/alto saxophone McCoy Tynerpiano Reggie Workman — double bass Elvin Jonesdrums