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Confirmation (1712), by Giuseppe Crespi (1665-1747) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons] *** (5-6-08) *** [all passages: RSV] *** THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ON PEOPLE Wisdom 9:17 Who has learned your counsel, unless you have given wisdom and sent your holy Spirit from on high? Matthew 3:16 And when Jesus was baptized, he immediately …

The Ebla clay tablets provided researchers with a wealth of information on cultural practices and myths, court affairs, ancient languages, foreign and domestic affairs and policies of the ancient city of Ebla between 2500 BC and the destruction of the site in 2250 BC. In addition, these clay tablets provide key evidence of controversial Bible …