Monday, September 30, 2013

Contagious Optimism ... Book Review

Book Review . Uplifting Stories . Me Time . Motivational Advice . Positive Thinking . Personal Growth . Talents . Relationships: Divorce/Marriage . Career . Health . Fitness . Mastermind Groups . Frequent Wall Street Journal Contributor

You learn a lot when listening to people. Always keep your ears open. You never know the impact they will have on your life.

When I talked with David Mezzapelle, (who is a frequent contributor to the 'Wall Street Journal') over the telephone, I told him that I would like to have a copy of his book. He told me that he would have the publishing company sent me a complimentary copy, so I don't have an autographed copy of his book.

You may not be on a course that you are comfortable with at the moment. Be honest with yourself. From here make those changes that will restore the course you are meant to travel. But don't overlook a change of course that may have happened for a good reason.

The keys to achievement are:

1. Be clear about what you want.

2. Know you will achieve it.

3. Take dedicated and determined action.

4. Never give up.

5. Go for it!

At Merrill Lynch, there are 5 principles: Client, Focus, Respect for the Individual, Teamwork, Responsible Citizenship, and Integrity. Shortly after Mr. Daniel P. Tully became chairman, he had these principles chiseled in their lobby floor at their world headquarters in NY and posted in every office around the globe in the local language.

Reading Contagious Optimism will allow the reader to appreciate and understand the principles that people of all races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds live by have exhibited during their life's adventures. ... Mr. Daniel P. Tully, Chairman Emeritus, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc,. Hobe Sound, Florida

Understand, respect, and embrace other people's uniqueness. That is the foundation of any relationship - spouses, significance other, family, friends, etc.

Divorce is an unfortunate process that many people face. There's a moment often you realize that you have survived, emerged intact, and have strength you didn't know you had. ... Kerry Moeykens, Covington, Kentucky

It is suggested that you use this precious opportunity to rediscover yourself.

Overtime, you might have forgotten your unique gifts and are only thinking of what you don't like about yourself or your life.

Many people feel the need to stay busy to keep their minds off of this stressful time. Let this time also include pampering yourself. Take this time to experience life even for only ten minutes ... just simply be you!

Knowing your purpose will give you a true sense of who you are, and why you were put on this earth.

When you have discovered the "gold nugget" you already are, you will start to live your life with more ease and to enjoy the feeling of peace.

Divorce is not easy or fun but you can make it through this time of your life by realizing you will make it.

Sooner or later, all of us are exposed to a toxic person. That person can be a family member, a significance other, a boss, or a coworker. A toxic person exhibits mood swings, short temper, and inconsistencies as well as impulsive behavior. This type of person is very good at controlling people and situations because he or she knows how to use charm to keep the victim engaged.

Celebration time is right around the corner so take a deep breath and get started.

If you are spiritually inclined, prayers help.

Verbal and physical abuse as well as infidelity, lying, gambling, substance abuse can lead to the end.

Marriage takes two; it is not one person's fault for the demise of the relationship. Not playing the part of the victim will help you to move on and find life after divorce.

When Nancy Ferrari, interviews psychologists, therapies, relationships experts, the common thread in their advice for a successful relationship is communication. There is no perfect relationship however; in order to live in harmony with your mate, it takes work. Working on a marriage or relationship requires attentiveness, as well as respect, trust, and honesty.

She places a high premium on qualified marriage counseling therapy.

David Mezzsapelle, the author shares please don't tell yourself and him that you don't have what it takes to be the next golf sensation, musician, athlete, executive, or anything else. Contrary to what you think, you absolutely do have what it takes.

Building talent is one of the few tools for success that is not contigent on anything other than hard work. Your talent is the direct result of the hard work and practice you put in sure, there are some people that have an unfair advantage of knowing someone already in the field.

Whatever it is you are working toward picture yourself already there.

There are many scholars, theologians, motivational speakers, athletes, philosophers, and industry titans that have proven this.

Acknowledge where you are lacking and prioritize what it takes to improve. The brain and body together will accomplish the rest.

Do you know what your talents are?

When we are searching to find our true self, we are finding our talents along the way. Sometimes, it may even require us to deviate from an established patch and change our career.

Our talents are directly connected to our passions. When we have the courage to follow our passions, we will excel in what we do because we invest our whole energy into it.

It is also about joy, and fulfillment, growth, and a search for meaning, inner peace.

To be physically healthy you need to be mentally healthy as well. To start, believe in yourself and consider that mind exercise is just as important as physical exercise.

There are many talented people in the world who have achieved very little. On the other hand, there are many not so talented folks who have soared to amazing heights. Lisbeth Calandrino calls them "over achievers."

We all have talents - the question is which talents we choose to utilize. Some people fear failure while others fear success.

Focus not on what you think you're lacking, but rather on all the resources and resourcefulness you have. Give yourself a strong enough WHY and you will figure out the HOW.

"Convert the shame of financial disaster into your new start! Take the disgrace you feel out of consumer debt, by not looking back at the financial mistakes but instead look at the new beginnings and education that the experience offered you." ... Amy Beller, Southold, New York

Audi continues to significantly outgrow its primary U.S. competitors, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, in percentages of sales increase. Brand leaders now consider Audi likely to reach its goal of 1.5 million sales in America before earlier established deadline in 2015, and rather abruptly Audi of America has become a key partner in the German parent company's goal of overtaking BMW in global premium - segment sales.

The Audi transformation in the United States didn't come easy.

To be sure, Audi still faces a number of issues as it seeks to build on its accomplishment.

One doesn't need to rewrite their business plan nor reinvent the wheel. Just by initiating an analysis of your organization, you are already taking a step in the right direction toward success.

Ricky Wade grew up in Jamaica and was no stranger to poverty. He was directly exposed to it but knew that hard work and positive energy would yield success. There is always someone who is worse off than you. Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's, said it best, "You have to give back to the community that supports you."

Don't be scared to alter a long-term plan when things don't work out.

Ricky came to the the United States as an immigrant. His uncle gave him a piece of advice that was one of the most valuable assets that he took with him. He said "Be true to yourself, be disciplined, and stay focused. That advice led him to an assistant manager position in Miami, Flo

In April of 2001 he achieved the unimagimable for a McDonald's corporate employee - he purchased seven stores and became a franchise in Palm Beach, Florida. Together with his wife Lissette, they then grew to eleven stores and a staff of 500 people. Today his goal is to achieve twenty-five stores within the next ten years.

His family takes great pride in helping inner city kids focus on the positive and molding them into good citizens. Making a different may be a lifelong journey but providing opportunities for low-income youth yields a positive environment and a brighter future for everyone.

Karen Wright was dead broke. She'd heard others say this, but she'd never personally been that far out on a flimsy limb before.

Fear and panic overcame her pride as she stood before her Church congregation and she finally admitted the truth out loud. She needed work, any work. She tried not to think of the $250/hour her consulting clients used to pay. She took a job for a park ranger at $9.05 per hour.

She hated her situation! She wanted her old life-clean and respected.

She decided that cleaning toilets did not define her and went to work the following morning with her baseball cap raised, a smile on her face, and friendly words for those she engaged in conversation - ever while picking up trash.

The past two years have not been what she would have wanted. She used to consider those who settle for low-paying jobs as lazy and ignorant. She often say, and believe, that great work comes to those who do small work with dignity and pride.

Those who serve the welfare of others focus upon the act of giving. She'd always focused on what she could get in return.

Success is not tied to a financial worth.

Sometimes you have to leave all you know to find what is worth knowing.

Only those who serve will ever Lead.

The Standard and Poor's 500 Index, a broad gauge of Stock Market performance, fell by nearly 40% in 2008. Many seemingly safer investments, such as bonds issued by state and local governments, were also hit hard. Just as marketers were about to hit bottom, many folks pulled their money out and put it into bank accounts and money market instruments. By doing so, they locked in large losses in stocks and other securities.

Some forecasters believe that the ensuing years could bring a significance recovery in the nation's economy, even as unemployment remains high by historic standards. If interest rates rise, some types of bonds, such as those sold by the U.S. Treasury, may actually lose value.

Many are avoiding stocks altogether.

This isn't a pitch for investing in stocks. Diversification has never been more important. There are mutual funds that invest in a mix of stocks, bonds, and other assets all at once if you aren't wealthy and can't afford to pay a professional advisor to manage your money.

By taking charge of your financial situation you may be able to reduce the risks of getting hurt the next time around.

As a child, Mr. Harvey Rephen, ESQ. witnessed many of life's hardships suffered by the people around him. The best way he could be of service is a common debt advocate. One of many profound lessons that have come out of his past is that there is no shame in financial difficulty. What makes a person rich is not the size of their wallet, but rather the size of their heart and principles.

Congress created the FDCPA (the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act) to regulate practices such as these.

The FDCPA protects the consumers' right by limiting the who, what, where, and how of debt collection. The primary power of the FDCPA is that it gives you, the consumer, the right to sue any debt collector violating your rights.

It is extremely important that all physical evidence be saved, such as messages left on your answering machine, letters received, and a written call log containing the date, time, and content of any conversation with any debt collector.

The FDCPA can stop the harassment and abuse and even take you from despair and financial devastation to hope and freedom.

A person's true wealth is based on something even more valueable than money; it;s based on the integrity of the person and how they choose to live their life.

Anabela's family had a good life. They had a nanny, housekeeper, luxury cars, vacationed often, and shopped at Nordstrom. Who wouldn't want the life-style they had?

One day, all that ended when she was laid off. A year passed and they lost their home, their cars, their nanny, their housekeeper, and, of course, shopping at Nordstrom. She believed they would have lived that way forever if the layoff never happened. "Keeping up with the Joneses" seemed easy.

Of course the transition period was difficult, especially when she began cutting coupons, but she realized she was more resilient than she thought.

When not job-hunting, she suggests picking up a book - any book. Spend more quality time with your children and family.

So, her family and her have a different life now, a good life!

Goals help us to achieve. We all need goals in our life.

Anyone who does anything worthwhile has either consciously or unconsciously followed through on goals.

One way to start this journey to get to the destination is through a very simplistic tool - journaling. Journaling is a technique that was originally taken from the therapeutic world in order to help clients identity their feelings and thoughts from a psychoanalytical perspective.

Writers and authors use it to help them document storylines, and teens use it in the form of a diary.

A journal can take several forms, such as a hardbound journal or book, or a spiral notebook, either large or small. You can use a voice recorder or the voice application on your cell phone. You can write on the computer through a word processing document or an online journal.

Share - only if you feel able; you may want to share with someone, such as a friend or a coach, who can help you to clarify and validate your breakthrough and successes.

Emotional and mental abuse made it harder to realize that it wasn't about me. We have been taught that abuse leaves physical scars, but emotional and mental abuse can be just as bad, or even worse, because it's not so obvious.

Faye had to believe in herself enough to walk away from disempowering situations early, rather than hoping things would change later.

Sometimes though, it's best to just let go and move on. Focus only on what you desire.

There are going to be bad days.

Adam Fisher shares after his horrible bount of jealousy and feeling sorry for himself he redirected his anger toward the future. He did his best to explore new markets, secure new clients, and create new sources of revenue. As he typed this story, he invested in several foreclosed properties and have created a wonderful stream of rental income.

Focusing on other people's success with envy is pointless and stressful. There is nothing good that can come from envy and jealousy - nothing!

Sometimes life if full of surprises. Shortly after Brenda Sutton Jones entered the workforce, she took a job with a marketing company in Raleigh, N.C., expecting to get her feet wet in sales and hopefully learn a bit about marketing.

What started out as a job quickly into a career.

One month later she came to work and learned that the new company had changed the lock on her door and taken ownership of all her files - after nine years. She had a number of profitable Fortune 500 clients, including GTE, IBM, & Alcatel.

On the third day after being locked out, she opened her own business.

In December 2010, her marketing company celebrated its 25th anniversary. From time to time she think about that CEO and how much she owe him for giving her the push she needed to start her own company. She believe that his actions were motivated primarily by jealously and envy.

Dr. Barbara Seifert shares we fill our daily lives with so many activities that we don't have enough time to just relax and enjoy. Even our families can exhaust us with their daily demands.

Self-care is one of the most important and basic activities that one can do. Self-care is critical to our physical and emotional wellbeing. If not addressed, emotional problems ca develop such as anger, anxiety, or depression. Health problems can also occur.

Take up journaling to capture these emotions.

Practice forgiveness, which is not forgetting or saying you are "okay" with what another person did, it is about releasing the negative feelings of what happened.

Take five minutes to picture the life you want, and enjoy it.

Learn to say "no."

Practice, practice, practice!

Susan Ross shares on The Mastermind Principle. In a Mastermind Group, the harmonious energy of the individuals connects, creating a powerful synergy (the "Master Mind") used to brainstorm, problem solve, and create powerful solutions that can only come from collaboration. It is truly a meeting of minds in pursuit of common goals, which might seem unreachable on your own.

Joining a Mastermind Group is a commitment to mastering your possibilities. Many icons of the twentieth-century, including Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison, as well as a host of presidents and statesmen, credit the Mastermind process for some of their collective success. Yet we find it a vastly underused business and life-building tool today.

It's utilizing the strengths and experience of others.

There are many types of Mastermind Groups, including same-company or same-industry, women, mixed business, virtual, and more.

The beauty of a Mastermind is that you can make your own rules to suit the group.

And the power of two or more minds focused on a single dream can dramatically increase the manifestation of that dream.

David Mezzapelle, the author has been motivating others to be positive since his childhood.

He has been a guest on various radio and television programs. He is also a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and various other publications and websites around the world.

David was inspired to write 'Contagious Optimism' on his life's experiences, and the encouragement of his Alma Mater, Fairfield University in Connecticut. A portion of each sale will go to the school.

Angela Watkins Interviews David Mezzapelle: Author of Contagious Optimism

Author Interview . David Mezzapelle . Contagious Optimism . Positive Thinking . Uplifting Stories . Motivational Advice . Personal Growth . Frequent Contributor to the Wall Street Journal . Personal Growth . Talents . Career

When I talked with David Mezzapelle, (who is a frequent contributor to the 'Wall Street Journal') over the telephone, I told him that I would like to have a copy of his book. He told me that he would have the publishing company sent me a complimentary copy, so I don't have an autographed copy of his book.

1. What advice would you offer to individuals, groups, businesses, and or Christian ministries in dealing with a fast paced society in this economic slump?

Nowadays many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. I believe that hearing stories about how others have persevered can inspire and motivate others to regain the happiness, confidence, and zeal for life that they may have lost. It is a powerful, hopeful thing to know that one can emulate the outcome of someone else who was in a similar situation or lived during a similar time. Combine that with faith to produce a new, positive lifestyle.

For people in a good place, sometimes hearing about how others have persevered is a means of making you appreciate life and count your blessings.

2. How would you offer encouraging word/words to those who see negative issues from the lower management to the higher management to CEO's of Corporations?

For both lower management and upper management, I would advise them to be empathic and patient with their teams and understand that they may be going through tough times. I would then advise them to have informal meetings with their teams and let those people “vent” whatever is bothering them – both personally and professionally. When an executive brings his or herself down to a friendly, personal level with their staff, it makes everyone comfortable and allows for dialogue. Once dialogue commences, you will immediately notice positive results. Finally, I would want to expose people to the stories of how others have persevered. Just look at it this way, when people are enduring bad times, just knowing that others have been in the same boat and have persevered is comforting. It spreads a message of hope.

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3. Explain in detail the creation of Optimism Contagious Book Project and where did it originate from?

Growing up the youngest, I spent a lot of time with older relatives and family friends. I was always amazed by their stories - across a variety of life's themes. When I look back, I notice that all their stories have three common elements: 1) They start with adversity or some type of obstacle. 2) There is perseverance along the way. 3) They all end with wisdom that was gained and ultimately shared with others. As I have gotten older, I have always wished that I had captured those stories. I frequently say to myself, "what I wouldn't give to hear those stories again today."
When my alma mater, Fairfield University in Connecticut, had been asking me to consider writing a book on optimism and positive thinking in business, I finally said “yes.” However, I was more interested in having the book reflect stories from many people around the globe, not just me. And, the book would have to reflect many of life’s themes, not just business.

That is how Contagious Optimism came to be.

4. How would you encourage those dealing with personal hardship during this economical & political uncertainty on a global basis as well in the USA?

It all starts with gratitude. You need to be grateful for everything in your life. If you are not grateful for the good things, you will never be satisfied when they are staring you in the face. Count your blessings and take inventory of the good around you. You also need to be grateful for the hardships, the obstacles, the failures. Why? Because these are the points of wisdom in your life. They give you strength, they teach you how to persevere, and they form your resilience. Being thankful for every step makes life’s hardships surmountable. All of this is the foundation of optimism; finding the silver lining in every cloud, applying it today or yesterday with the confidence that tomorrow will be better.

5. I believe that we all have stories as well that can inspire and motivate others across many of life's issues. What is your most inspiring story that you can share? What is the most inspiring story that you know about of others?
One example is my little league story dating back a few years. I hit a triple with bases loaded at our championship. It was the bottom of the last inning and we were losing by two. As a result of my triple we won the game and the championship. But understand that for years I was an average player, constantly working hard to be a star but never being more than average. This drove me crazy. However, this game was different. I finally realized, while walking up to the batter’s box, that our mind has to be in harmony with our effort. I convinced myself of this and WHAM, I hit the triple. I was very young at the time but never forgot that ah-ah moment. On a separate note, my father was out of the country at the time and was not supposed to be at the game. However, after that triple, he came running down the bleachers. I could not believe he was there and saw all this. My mom knew he was coming but wanted to surprise me.
Another example was years later while running my company. We were heavily supporting tech companies in the late 90s. When the tech bubble burst in 2000 we were hit hard. I had to make some quick decisions and certainly think positive about our options. I immediately thought that we should focus on other industries not affected by the tech bubble. I advised our accounting department to send credit memos for free products and services to large and mid-size organizations that I felt would be a safe bet. Most of them responded and could not believe we were giving away credit. This worked extremely well and we came back stronger than ever.

For me, the bottom line is that you need to find opportunity in every obstacle you come across. If not, adversity will stunt your growth – personally or professionally.

There are two stories I would like to share from our book.

The first is called “Prom Drive.” Meet Allison Frattaroli and Sasha Clark from New Canaan, CT:
Allison went shopping for a prom dress last spring, a rite-of-passage for teenagers every year. Amongst all the excitement, Allison realized that many girls can’t afford these dresses… which means that many girls are probably not going to their prom. Instead of doing nothing about it, Allison and her friend Sasha had a bright idea. They decided to start a prom drive by collecting pre-owned dresses, shoes, and accessories for underprivileged girls so that they too can attend their prom. As we all know, prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses usually get worn once and then are never worn again. So, Allison and Sasha formed a team of their friends and the staff from Kids Helping Kids, a nonprofit organization and together they made Prom Drive a reality. And due to its overwhelming success in the first week, prom drive will continue every year and is spreading around the country. It’s wonderful that these two girls combined their hearts, their brains, and some common sense to create a free service that can make so many people so happy. Altruism at its finest!

The second is called “Saving Strides.” Meet Myrtle Newsam from Raleigh, NC:
Homeless, suffering from congestive heart failure and on the verge of losing both her feet due to diabetes, Myrtle found her way in and out of shelters just to survive. And, even though most people would give up, Myrtle kept her strength through optimism, faith, and music.

A day finally came where her perseverance paid off. She met a social worker in a shelter that ultimately connected her to a new doctor. And after many years of lackluster medical attention, Myrtle finally found an empathetic doctor that gave her proper care and drove her back to a healthier condition. He also prescribed respite care so she can live in a safe, clean, and stable environment while recovering. From there, she connected with a church that ultimately hired her to write and sing Gospel music.

Today, Myrtle has her own apartment, a terrific job with the church and gospel music industry, and is surrounded by people that care about her.

6. Many others, as well as myself, have/is persevering from enduring good as well as bad times. How would you offer some advice, encouragement advice during the bad times?

You have nothing to lose from being positive versus the stress you will definitely gain from being negative. Knowing you are not alone during times of adversity is important. It is a comfort to know that others have been through it as well. Understand what they did to surmount the obstacles. Every obstacle and every adversity that you endure forms your personal database of wisdom. That database becomes the backbone of your resiliency. Whether you’re enduring financial problems, relationships problems, health problems, etc. it is always temporary. Picture the silver lining and the long-term results. Once you do that consistently, you will realize that tomorrow is close by.

7. How would you offer advice to show others how to FIND silver linings in every cloud?

Use Positive Forward Thinking. Positive forward thinking is the ability to find the silver lining in every cloud, apply it to today or yesterday, and be hopeful that tomorrow will be better. Imagine surgery; you are nervous going in. You think the worse and you just can’t wait for it to be over. Take all that and start visualizing what the point of the surgery is. What the results of the procedure will deliver. The goal is good, it’s only today that may seem rough. And most surgeries have better outcomes when the patient is relaxed going in.

Think about divorce. In most cases, your life leading up to a divorce is difficult. There is tension, fighting, and many other negative aspects. But consider life after the divorce. Things are more at ease. There is the excitement of new beginnings. In many cases, including myself, ex-spouses can have a more friendly relationship now that the stressful home life is over.

Last, picture a student studying for a grueling exam. It may seem like the end of the world trying to prepare and memorize all this information. But take that energy and picture what your degree can do for your life, for your future. Like anything else, working hard will always deliver results. Life is not a lottery. It’s what you make of it.

8. What happened in your life or the live of those that you have interviewed or know of that placed the motivation to
create and write such an inspirational book such as Optimism Contagious?

See #3 above.

9. How did you come to interview real people around the globe and gain stories of triumph with advice and guidance from businesses leaders, visionaries, and professionals?

I felt that each reader can enjoy and possibly relate to our real-life coauthors. At the same time, I felt that by adding insight and guidance from professionals that we would be delivering the tools necessary to help our readers achieve happiness, encouragement and optimism.

10. How have you been able to stay so positive and confident?

I have always been the type that finds wisdom and/or opportunity in every obstacle, every mistake, and every misfortune. For example, I would get excited about a market crash because of my contrarian ideals. I would get excited about most mistakes because of the insight I gained. But most of all, being exposed to people’s stories made me count my blessings and appreciate life for what it is.

11. Do you have or will you offer any advice to those that want to create their own book, whether eBook or paper back/hard copy book?

Absolutely. I have always found that many writers tend to think about what entertains or enlightens them when they put the “pen to the paper.” If you want a book, or anything else to be successful, you need to put yourself in the minds of potential readers. Consider what they want. To me, one of the best compliments an author can receive is when a reader tells them that they can’t put the book down or can’t wait to read it again.

Ford 351 Cleveland Engines ... Book Review

Book Review . Ford 351 . Cleveland Engine . 351 C . 351 W . Power . Cleveland Blocks . Arrow Blocks . Brinell Hardness Testing

Ford engine codes can be confusing, especially considering the same engine codes often applied to two different engine families. The 351C, for example, had the same engine codes as the 351W, which means it is not always easy to tell which engine your Ford originally had.

It has been often theorized in Internet forums that the Xs and Ys in the lifter valley of most Cleveland blocks means a higher nickel content, but Ford has never continued this.

Mexican blocks and US blocks weigh within a pound of one another, which means there's no different in nickel content.

Free Power? You can find hidden power in friction-reduction efforts such as roller cams and rocker arms, Torrington bearings, and more liberal clearances.

Power is found anywhere you can reduce or eliminate internal friction. Keep in mind finding power costs money, but look at the dividends. When you set your clearances more liberally, the initial cost is free. When you tend to sacrifice is longevity.

We often fall into the mistaken belief that because a part is new and right out of the box it is a good part. Every part should be inspected for flaws. Though this doesn't guarantee a perfect part, it enables you to sleep better.

A shortage of good blocks has long presented logistics problems for Cleveland engine builders. In recent times and with better technology has come reproduction alloy and iron Cleveland blocks both domestically and from Australia.

When MME Racing in Waldorf, Maryland, introduced the new Titus Cleveland block in cast iron and aluminum, Mark McKeown explained, "We have been pushing the envelope of the Cleveland engine for many years and have been forced to use Windsor-base blocks for some build well over 1,100hp from a naturally aspirated small-block to be competitive in their race car.

The Titus is exciting for Ford performance enthusiasts because Cleveland blocks are becoming scarce every day. Though Ford Australia produced a lot of 302C and 351C engines for many years after Ford North America ended production, the global supply of good Cleveland blocks is drying up.

Classes like Super Late Model are very abusive on engines and larger displacement versions have durability issues.

Another recent reproduction Cleveland block comes from Arrow Blocks in Australia. It is a reproduction of the 351C block, with a lot of nice refinements to structure, lubrication, and cooling. This is a 351C block you can take to 440ci according to Australian Street Machine Magazine.

The Arrow is cast from high-strength, cast-iron consisting of carbon, silicon, phosphorous, sulphur, manganese, molybdenum and zinc.

Because the Arrow block has a lot of refinements to structure, it is heavier than Ford's Cleveland block. There's enough cylinder wall thickness to go to 4.185 inches while being able to maintain .216-inch wall thickness.

Brinell hardness testing was invented in 1900 by Dr. Johan August Brinell, a Swedish engineer and metallurgist.

Brinell testing is little more than striking metal with a 0.39-inch (10-mm) steel ball at 6,600 pounds of force to determine how hard it is. Less force is required with softer iron. Brinell hardness testing, searches for the true tensile strength of a cast/noddler iron crankshaft.

Ronnie Besselman of Bessel Motor-Sports, better known as ',' offers excellent advice on how to shop for a strokerkit for your Cleveland..

Making power isn't just about adding displacement, large-port heads, a big carburetor, and a lumpy, camshaft, it is about the physics of packaging and turning your engine properly.

need Degreeing a camshaft is a quest to learn the truth about power and to get more.

A camshaft is degreed by bolting a degree wheel to the crankshaft, cranking piston number-1 to top dead center (TDC), finding true TDC, and installing a timing pointer.

Based on the calculations, you should never need more 3.00 inches of pipe diameter for a 600-hp Cleveland. You don't need 3-inch pipes with a 350hp engine. You can get away with 2 1/4 - to 2 1/2-inch - diameter pipes with a 400hp Cleveland.

The folks at 'Exhaustvideos' base their calculations on raw facts. They suggest your engine needs to flow 1.5cfm through thde intake per one inch horsepower.

I was sent a review copy from Car Tech.

George Reid, has been a Ford enthusiast for more than 30 years. He enjoys restoring and building Fords. George has written a number of books for Car Tech, including: High-Performance Ford Engine Parts Interchange, How to Build Big-Inch Ford Small Blocks, How to Rebuild and Modify Ford C4 and C6 Automatic Transmissions, and others.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Proud Brought Low ... 9/29/2013

Babel . Shinar . Nimrod . Babylonia . Genesis/Bereshith . II Chronicles 24 . Job 38 . Job 40 . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis 11:1-9 (Background Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9; Devotional Reading: II Chronicles 34:22-28)

Shinar ... probably 'Sumir,' a province of Babylonia (Genesis 10:10)

Babel (gate of El, or confusion) ... Nimrod, king of, Genesis 10:10 ... confusion of tongues of the building of, Genesis 11

Babylonia ... an ancient kingdom, situated between the Tigris & Euphrates rivers, near the Persian Gulf

Nimrod (upstart (?), mighty hunter, Genesis 10:9

Job 38-42:6 are also poetic. Job was a non-Israelite, a dweller in the land of Uz (probably near Edom, on the east or northeast), a man of wealth & exemplary piety. Book is an inspired poem, based on actual occurrences.

Genesis 11:9 ... One language in the world. The building of Babel, & confusion of tongues

Genesis 11:1,2 ... Other Nations; The Origin of Nations; The Unity of the Race Destroyed

Verse 3 ... Industrial Employments & Products; Human Abode; Brick, Burned & Laid in Bitumen. (Bitumen: Genesis 11:3; Exodus 2:3; Isaiah 34:9)

(Genesis 9:7; II Kings 25; Revelation 14:8; 16:19; 17:5,18; 6-8; 6:1-5; 9:11; Psalm/Tehillim 127:1; Genesis 10:5; 10:5,20,31-32; Daniel 5:30-31; James 4:6 ... Reference Scripture in Sunday School Book)

Verses 4-7

Verses 4,5,6,7 ... Other Nations; The Origin Of Nations; The Unity of the Race Destroyed

Verse 7 ... God; The Trinity; Foreshadow

(Job 1:6; Genesis 11; 9:1; 3; 6:1-8)

Verses 8,9 ... Other Nations; The Origin Of Nations; The Unity of the Race Destroyed

(Genesis 9:1; Revelation 17:1-5; 18:21-24; Acts 17:24-31)

Monday - September 23, 2013 - Dark Counsel Lacking Knowledge - Job 38:1-7

God challenges Job to answer. God, by enumerating his mighty works convince Job of ignorance

Tuesday - September 24, 2013 - Limited Knowledge & Influence - Job 38:12-18

God, by enumerating his mighty works convinces Job of ignorance

Wednesday - September 25, 2013 - The Expanse beyond Human Control - Job 38:28-38

God, by enumerating his mighty works, convinces Job of ignorance, and of imbecility

Thursday - September 26, 2013 - Overshadowed by God's Greatness - Job 40:6-14

God stirreth him up to show his righteousness, power, & wisdom

Friday - September 27, 2013 - The Wrath of the Lord - II Chronicles 34:14-21

Josiah repairs the temple; & causing the law to be read, renews the covenant between God & the people. ... Hilkiah having found a book of the law. Josiah sendeth to Huldah to enquire of the Lord.

Saturday - September 28, 2013 - A Humble & Penitent Heart - II Chronicles 34:22-28

Josiah causing the law to be read, renews the covenant between God & the people. ... Huldah prophesieth the destruction of Jerusalem, but respite thereof in Josiah's time.

Sunday - September 29, 2013 - Human Achievement without God - Genesis 11:1-9

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Edition Bible

Never Again ... 9/22/2013

Ararat . Covenant with Noah . Noah . Genesis/Bereshith . ark . Isaiah . cold & heat . summer & winter . seedtime & harvest . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis 9:8-17 (Background Scripture: Genesis 6:9-9:28; Devotional Reading: Isaiah 54:9-14)

Ararat (Armenia), mountainous region in Armenia, resting place of the ark, Genesis 8:4

Covenant with Noah (Genesis 9:1-8)

Noah (rest), son of Lamech (Genesis 5:29, builds the ark (Genesis 6:14), enters it (Genesis 7), goes from it (Genesis 8:18)

Genesis 9:8-11

Verse 8 ... Scripture; Books & Authors; Speakers & Hearers

Verses 9,10,11 ... Miracles; Miracles In Water; Deluge/Flood Not to Be Repeated

(Genesis 6:9-9:28; 8:20-22; 9:1-7; 6:18 ... Reference Scriptures from Sunday School Book)

Verses 12-15 ... Works Of God: Preservation; Maintains the Usual Course of Nature, Rain; Rainbow

(Genesis 2:5; 2:10; Habakkuk 3:9-11; II Peter 3:3-13)

Verses 16,17 ... Works Of God; Preservation; Maintains the Usual Course of Nature, Rain; Rainbow

(Numbers 23:19; Titus 1:2; Romans 8:3; I Samuel 8:14; 22:7; 27:6; Esther 8:1; Genesis 12; 15; 17; 21; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36; Genesis 2:5-6)

Monday - September 16, 2013 - An Invitation to Covenant with God - Genesis 6:11-22

The wickedness of the world which provoketh God's wrath, & causeth the flood. Noah findeth grace. The order, form, & use of the ark.

Tuesday - September 17, 2013 - Doing All the Lord's Commands - Genesis 7:1-10

Noah, with his family, & the living creatures, enter the ark

Wednesday - September 18, 2013 - Preserved in the Ark - Genesis 7:11-24

The beginning, increase, & continuance of the flood. All flesh destroyed

Thursday - September 19, 2013 - Waiting for the Waters to Subside - Genesis 8:1-12

The water's asswage. The ark rested on Ararat. The raven, & the dove.

Friday - September 20, 2013 - A Sacrifice Pleasing to God - Genesis 8:13-22

Noah, being commanded, goeth forth of the ark. He buildeth an altar, & offereth sacrifice, which God accepted, & promiseth to curse the earth no more

Verse 22 ... 'cold & heat' 'summer & winter' 'seedtime & harvest'

Saturday - September 21, 2013 - God's Covenant with All Humanity - Genesis 9:1-7

God blesseth Noah. Blood & taking a person's life are forbidden

Sunday - September 22, 2013 - Remembering the Everlasting Covenant - Genesis 9:8-17

God's covenant, signified by the rainbow

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, & KJV Topical Edition Bible

Choices & Consequences ... 9/15/2013

Genesis/Bereshith . Deuteronomy . Exodus . Acts of the Apostles . Eve . Serpent . scapegoat (Leviticus 16:20,21; Isaiah 53:6) . Leviticus (Day of Atonement) . Hebrews 9 . Hebrews 10

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis 3:8b-17 (Background Scripture: Genesis 3; Devotional Reading: Deuteronomy 30:11-20)

Eve (life or living), created, (Genesis 1:27; 2:18). Her fall & fate (Genesis 3)

Serpent, cursed by God, (Genesis 3:14; II Corinthians 11:3; Revelation 12:9). Devil/Satan (Revelation 20:2)

Hebrews 9 & 10, Imperfection of legal sacrifices. Christ's atonement & priesthood.

Genesis 3:8b-9

Verses 8,9 ... Fallen Man; Nature & Genesis (Origin/Beginning) Of Sin; The First Transgression (sin/disobedience), The Trial & Judgment

(Genesis 3:7; 2:17; 2:25; Job 38:4; Isaiah 6:8; Ezekiel 37:3 ... Reference Scripture in Sunday School Book)

Verses 10-13 ... Fallen Man; Nature & Genesis Of Sin; The First Transgression; The Trial & Judgment

(Genesis 2:25; 2:16-17)

Verses 14-17

Verse 14 ... Angels; Evil; Satan; Satan in the Form of a Serpent

Verse 15 ... Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Humanity. Jesus Christ; Prophecies Concerning Christ; Christ's Humanity; Christ's Humanity

Verse 16 ... The Family; Married Life; Duties of Wives

Verse 17 .l.. Industrial Employments & Products; Tilling The Ground; The Curse, Inflicted

(Genesis 3; Romans 5:10; Revelation 12:9; 20:2; Matthew 4; Romans 16:20; Hebrews 2:14)

Monday - September 9, 2013 - Obeying God's Voice - Exodus 19:3-8

God's message to the people. Exodus 19:4-6 ... The Lord's Love & Care for His Children. (Horeb/Sinai ... The mountain from which the law was given)

Tuesday - September 10, 2013 - The Blessing Obedience - Deuteronomy 11:26-32

A blessing & a curse is set before them. Blessing of obedience. (Gerizim ... mount of blessing. Ebal ... a mountain of 3,077 feet high near Shechem, from which curses were pronounced)

Wednesday - September 11, 2013 - Choosing the Life of Obedience - Deuteronomy 30:11-20

The commandment is manifest. Life & death are set before the Israelites

Thursday - September 12, 2013 - Obeying God Above All - Acts 5:27-42

The apostle imprisoned, but delivered by an angel. Counsel of Gamaliel, a doctor of the law. Acts 5:38,39 ... Victory over troubles & enemies

Friday - September 13, 2013 - The Enticement to Disobey - Genesis 3:1-7

The serpent deceiveth Eve. Man's fall.

Saturday - September 14, 2013 - The Punishment for Disobedience - Genesis 3:20-24

Punishment of mankind. Their first clothing. Their casting out of paradise

Sunday - September 15, 2013 - The Consequences of Disobedience - Genesis 3:8b-17

Man's fall; God arraigneth (indict/find fault/accuse) them. The serpent is cursed. The promise seed. The punishment of mankind ... Man's fall: God arraigneth them. The serpent cursed; his overthrow by the woman's seed. Mankind's punishment.

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible & Reader's Digest Oxford Complete WordFinder

Love & Marriage ... 9/8/2013

Genesis/Bereshith . Ephesians 5-6 . I Corinthians 7:9 (apostle Paul) . Adam . Woman . Wife . Marriage . Eden . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Genesis 2:18-25 (Background Scripture: Genesis 1-2; , 5:1-2; Devotional Reading: Psalm/Tehillim 8)

Adam (red man), created, Genesis 1:27 & blessed, Genesis 1:26

Man (Ish), created, Genesis 1:26

Woman (Isha), creation of, Genesis 2:22

Wife, a type of the Church, Ephesians 5:23; Revelation 19:7; 21:9

Marriage, instituted, Genesis 2:18; I Corinthians 7:1-40

Eden (pleasure), located on the Euphrates & the Tigris can be identified (Genesis 2 & 3)

Euphrates & Tigris Rivers ... were among the four (4) rivers of Paradise. The Euphrates is the longest, largest & most important river in Western Asia.

Genesis 2:18-20

Verses 18,20 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Marriage a Divine Ordinance

I Corinthians 7:2,9 ... The Family; But Better to Marry Than to Burn

Verse 19 ... External Nature; Man & The Animal Creation; Man's Dominion over Animals

(Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26; Genesis 1:4,10,12,18,21,25; Psalm/Tehillim 33:20; 115:9-11; Genesis 1:27; 2:7 ... Reference Scripture in the Sunday School Book)

Genesis 2:21-24

Verses 22,23 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Marriage a Divine Ordinance

Verse 24 ... The Family; The Institution & Laws of Marriage; Monogamy (the practice/state of being married to one person at a time), Implied in the Original Institution of Marriage

(Matthew 19:1-12)

Genesis 2:25 ... Civil & Social Life; Manners & Custom; Dress, At First

(Genesis 2)

Monday - September 2, 2013 - Living Creatures of Every Kind - Genesis 1:20-25

Creation from God's standpoint (Genesis 1:1-2:3) ... The Beginnings of Man (Genesis 1:1-11:32)

Tuesday - September 3, 2013 - Made in the Image of God - Genesis 1:26-31

Wednesday - September 4, 2013 - Formed from the Dust - Genesis 2:1-9

Creation from man's standpoint (Genesis 2:4-25)

Thursday - September 5, 2013 - In The Likeness Of God - Genesis 5:1-54:25

Seth & his Descendants (Genesis 4:25-5:32) ... The genealogy, age, & death of the patriachs from Adam to Noah (Genesis 5:1-23)

Friday - September 6, 2013 - Made a Little Lower than God - Psalm/Tehillim 8

Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory

Saturday - September 7, 2013 - Created in the Likeness of God - Ephesians 4:17-24

In personal character (Ephesians 4:17-24). Marks Of The New Life (Ephesians 4:17-6:20)

Sunday - September 8, 2013 - Created Male & Female - Genesis 2:18-25

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Reference Bible, Zondervan Commentary, Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, & Reader's Digest Oxford Complete WordFinder

Everything We Need ... 9/1/2013

Psalm/Tehillim . Gospel of Matthew . Genesis/Berershith . Leviathan . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for September 1, 2013 is shared from Psalm/Tehillim 104:59, 24-30 (Background Scripture: Psalm/Tehillim 104; Devotional Reading: Matthew 6:25-34)

Levithan ... points to crocodile(s), one of the great lizards. Was once common in Egypt, & possibly was not rare in some parts of Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now)

Psalm/Tehillim 104 ... Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory.

Psalm 104:5-9

Verse 4 ... Angels; Good Angels; But Not To Be Worshipped

Verse 5,6,7,8,9 ... Works Of God; Creation; The Continents: Vegetable Life Begins

(Genesis 1:9-10; Genesis 7; I Samuel 2:8; Job 38:4; Psalm/Tehillim 75:3; Isaiah 40:8; Genesis 6:1-8:19; Genesis 9:8-17; Genesis 1:1 ... Reference Scriptures in the Sunday School Book)

Genesis 1:5 ... And the ... evening ,,, and the ... morning ... were the first day.

Psalm 104:24-26

Verse 24 ... Works Of God; Creation; The Creator Praised

Verse 25,26 ... Works Of God; Creation; Fish, Reptiles, Birds

(Psalm/Tehillim 104:19-23; Psalm/Tehillim 40:5; Acts 27)

Psalm/Tehillim 104:27-30

Verses 27,28 ... Food Provided for the Lord's Childrenod tt

Verse 27 ... The Outward Man; The Sustenance Of The Body; Food a Gift of God

Verses 28,30 ... Works Of God; Preservation; God the Preserver of All Things

Verse 29 ... Works Of God; Preservation; God's Preserving Power Indispensable

(Job 34:14-15; Psalm/Tehillim 146:4; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Genesis 3:19; Job 10:9; Psalm/Tehillim 90:3; 104:; Genesis 1:2; 14:5; Psalm/Tehillim 19:16)

Matthew 6:25-34 ... Clothing Provided for the Lord's Children, Food Provided for the Lord's Children, The Lord's Love & Care for His Children, & The Upright are Blessed & Prospered. (Prospered/Prosperity means different things to different individuals). Exhorteth not to be careful for worldly things; but to seek God's Kingdom.

Monday - August 26, 2013 - God Knows Our Every Need - Matthew 6:25-34

Tuesday - August 27, 2013 - The Greatness of the Creator - Psalm/Tehillim 104:1-4

Wednesday - August 28, 2013 - Nourishment for All Creatures - Psalm/Tehillim 104:18-23

Thursday - August 29, 2013 - The Cycle of Days & Seasons - Psalm/Tehillim 104

Friday - August 30, 2013 - The Exalted God of Creation - Psalm/Tehillim 97:1-9

Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory

August 31, 2013 - Praise God, the Creator - Psalm/Tehillim 104:31-35

Sunday - September 1, 2013 - God, Our Creator & Sustainer - Psalm/Tehillim 104:5-9, 24-30

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise & KJV Topical Edition Bible

Friday, September 27, 2013

Getting It Right ... 8/25/2013

Sabbath . Tyre . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for 8/25/2013 is shared from Nehemiah 13:15-22 (Background Scripture: Nehemiah 13:4-31; Devotional Reading: Mark 2:23-27)

Sabbath ... It's maintenance as a strict day of rest was insisted on even in the 'earning time' & harvest" (Exodus 34:21).

During the Greek & Roman periods, when,27).synagogue worship became established among all the Jewish settlements throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, & Europe, the reading of the Jewish Scriptures became the regular characteristics feature of Sabbath ritual.

The early Christians, most of whom were Jews, kept the 7th day as a sabbath, but since the resurrection of our/their Lord was the most blessed day in their lives, they began very early alsot to meet for worship on the first day of the week (Acts 2:1),& designated it as the Lord's day. As the split between the Jews & Christians came gradually to meet for worship on the Lord's day & gave up the observance of the 7th day.

Tyre .. Tyre or Tyrus (rock), an ancient city of Phoenicia, covering 100 acres on an island, & having two parts of 12 acres each; (was also a town of 3,000 inhabitants) (Christ's visits coasts of: Matthew 15:21; Paul lands at: Acts 21:3; & its fall/wealth: Ezekiel 26:7).

Nehemiah 13:13-22 ... The violation of the sabbath ... Nehemiah 13: Upon the reading of the law separation is made from the mixed multitude. Nehemiah reforms the offices in the house of God. The violation of the sabbath, etc.

Nehemiah 13:15-16 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Seventh Day, Sabbath Desecration in the Time of Nehemiah ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, An End Put to the Desecration of the Sabbath

(Exodus 20:8-11; Ezra 10:31 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)

Nehemiah 13:17-19

Verses 17,18,19 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Seventh Day, A Stop Pit to It ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, An End Put to the Desecration of the Sabbath

Nehemiah 13:20-22 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Seventh Day, A Stop Put to It ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, An End Put to Desecration of the sabbath

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teachings About the Sabbath, The Sabbath Made for Man, & Not Man for the Sabbath (Matthew 12:1-5,7; Mark 2:23-27; Luke 6:1-5)

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; Christ's Teaching About the Sabbath, Works of Necessity & Charity Allowed (Mathew 2:10-12; Luke 6:6,7,9,10; 10:13,14,15; John 7:22,23)

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Lord's Day, Observed From the First By the Christian Church (Acts 20:7,8; I Corinthians 16:1,2; Revelation 1:10,12)

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Lord's Day, Diligence Enjoined (Hebrews 10:25)

Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The Lord's Day, The Jewish Sabbath Also Observed (Acts 13:42-44; 16:13; 17:2; 18:4)

Monday - August 19, 2013 - A Sabbath to the Lord - Exodus 16:13-26

Quails & manna are sent. The manna was not to be found on the sabbath ... From Egypt to Sinai (Exodis 132:1-18:27) Food Miraculously Provided (Exodus 15:22-16:30)

Tuesday - August 20, 2013 - Keep the Sabbath Holy - Exodus 31:12-18

Of the sabbath. Moses receiveth the two tables ... Instructions Concerning The Tabernacle & Related Matters (Exodus 25:1-31:18) Miscellaneous Instructions (Exodus 30:1-31:18)

Wednesday - August 21, 2013 - Honoring the Sabbath - Isaiah 58:9c-14

Promises to godliness, & to a due observance of the sabbath ... The Return Of The Exiles (Isaiah 40:1-66:24) Judah after the return (Isaiah 56:1-6:24) Fasting & sabbath observance (Isaiah 58:1-14

Friday - August 23, 2013 - Doing Good on the Sabbath - Mark 3:1-6

Christ healeth the withered hand ... The Galilean Ministry (Mark 1:14-7:23)

Thursday - August 22, 2013 - The Lord of the Sabbath - Mark 2:23-27

Christ healeth one sick of the palsy, etc. ... Galilean Ministry (Mark 1:14-7:23)

Saturday - August 24, 2013 - Restoring the Sanctity of the Temple - Nehemiah 13:4-14

Sunday - August 25, 2013 - Restoring the Sanctity of the Sabbath - Nehemiah 13:15-22

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible & Zondervan Commentary

Taking Pride in Accomplishment ... 8/18/2013

Gilgal . Geba . Azmaveth . Judah . Hoshaiah . Azariah . Meshullam . Benjamin . Shemiah . Mattianiah . Zaccur . Asaph . Milalai . Gilalai . Nethaneel . Hanani . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for 8/18/2013 is shared from Nehemiah 12:27-36, 38-43 (Background Scripture: Nehemiah 12:27-43; Devotional Reading: Psalm/Tehillim 96)

Gilgal (wheel, whirlwind) Verse 29: house of Gilgal. (Joshua encamps there) (Saul made king there)

Geba (a hill) a town of Benjamin assigned to the priests. Verse 29: fields of Geba

Azmaveth, a village near Jerusalem. Verse 29

Judah (praise), son of Jacob. Blessed by Jacob. They make David king. Verse 31: princes of Judah

Hashaiah (Jehovah is deliverance) Verse 32

Azariah (Jehovah helps) Verse 33

Meshullam (devoted) Verse 33

Benjamin (son of the right hand) youngest son of Jacob. Blessed by Moses. The Tribe of Paul. Verse 34

Shemiah (Jehovah hears) Verse 34

Mattianiah (gift of Jehovah) Verse 35: son of Mattianiah

Zaccur (mindful) Verse 35: son of Zaccur

Asaph ( a collector) a Levite musical composer. Verse 35: son of Asaph

Milalai (eloquent) Verse 36

Gilalai (dungy) Verse 36

Nettaneel (given of God) Verse 36

Hanani (inclined to grace) brother of Nehemiah. Verse 36

Nehemiah 12:27-43 ... The Dedication of Jerusalem walls

Nehemiah 12:27-36, 38, 43

Verses 27-30 ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah 4465-433 B.C., The Dedication of the Wall

(Nehemiah 12:1-26; Nehemiah 12:1-11; Nehemiah 12:12-21; Nehemiah 8-10; I Chronicles 23 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)

Verses 31-36, 38

Verses 31,32,33,34 ... Duties To God; Thanksgiving; For Deliverance from Enemies

Verses 35,36 ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, The Dedication of the Wall

Verse 38 ... Duties To God; Thanksgiving; For Deliverance from Enemies

(I Chronicles 16:2-5; Psalm/Tehillim 50:73-83; 116:1)

Verse 43 ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, The Dedication of the Wall

Psalm/Tehillim 46 ... Exhortation to praise God for His general judgments. ... Psalm of Supplication: Relative to public worship ... Psalm of Adoration: Of God's power, majesty, & glory

Monday - August 12, 2013 - Celebrating God's Greatness - Psalm/Tehillim 96:1-9

Tuesday - August 13, 2013 - Celebrating the Lord's Coming - Psalm/Tehillim 96:1-10

Wednesday - August 14, 2013 - Celebrating God's Blessings - Deuteronomy 12:12-7

The Law of the Sanctuary (Deuteronomy 12:1-28) ... The Covenant Laws (Deuteronomy 12:1-26:19)

Thursday - August 15, 2013 - Celebrating Freedom from Oppression - Nahum 1:6-15

Epiphany of The Divine Avenger. (Nahum 1:1-15)

Epiphany ... apperance, manifestation, to manifest

Friday - August 16, 2013 - Celebrating the Restored Nation - Jeremiah 30:18-22

Messages of hope & blessing (Jeremiah 30:1-31:40) ... Prophecies concerning God's Action At Home & Abroad

Saturday - August 17, 2013 - Celebrating the Restored Jeruslaem - Isaiah 66:10-14

Final promises & stern warning (Isaiah 66:1-24) ... The Return of The Exiles (Isaiah 40:1-66:24)

August 18, 2013 - Sunday - Celebrating a Completed Task - Nehemiah 12:27-36,38,43

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, Zondervan Commentary & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary

Great Rejoicing ... 8/4/2013

Festival of Booths/Tabernacles . Nehemiah . Exodus . Day of Atonement . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for 8/4/2013 is shared from Nehemiah 8:13-18 (Background Scripture: Nehemiah 7:73b 'begins with the Levites' - 8:18 & Devotional Reading: Exodus 23:12-17)

Festival of Booths/Tabernacles (Sacred Year 7) (Civil Year 1) Tishri or Ephanim (September-October) One of the 3 greatest feasts/festivals, in the Jewish year: Tabernacle in the fall.

Day of Atonement held the week before the feast of Tabernacles. A fast (Acts 27:9). A day on which no work could be done. This day was called a 'high Sabbath' as well as a day of 'holy convocation.'

It lasted from the evening of the 9th Tishri till that day on the 10th. Ritual acts were performed by the high priest, of which the most important was his entering into the Holy of holies, which took place only on this day.

Nehemiah (Jehovah comforts)

Nehemiah 8-13 describes the combined efforts of Ezra & Nehemiah to effect the restoration of religion, including the solemn reading of the Law, the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles, the confession of the Levites, the sealing of the covenant by the people, a list of the inhabitants of Jerusalem & of other cities, the dedication of the walls, & the removal of certain abuses.

Verse 13 ... Scripture; Promulgation Of Scripture; Scripture Studied

Promulgation ... make known to the public, promote, proclaim, a decree, & news

Nehemiah 8:14-15 ... Sacred Seasons; Historical Sacred Seasons; The Feast of Tabernacles, The Renewal of the Feast by Nehemiah ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, 445-433 B.C., The Feast of Tabernacles Kept

(Nehemiah 8:120,12; Leviticus 23:39-43 ... Reference Scriptures from Sunday School Book)

Nehemiah 8:16-18

Verses 16,17 ... (same as Verses 14,15)

Verse 18 ... Scripture; Promulgation Of Scripture; Instances ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Administration of Nehemiah, The Feast of Tabernacles Kept

(Deuteronomy 16:13-15)

Verse 12 ... Sacred Seasons; The Sabbatical Seasons; The 7th Day, Its Religious Character: A Day of Rest

Verse 13 ... Idolatry & Superstition; Laws & Arguments Against Idolatry, Idol Worship Forbidden

Verses 14,15,16,17 ... Sacred Seasons; Of The Hebrew Sacred Seasons In General; Their Divine Appointment

Monday - July 29, 2013 - Rhythms of Work & Worship - Exodus 23:12-17

Tuesday - July 30, 2013 - First Bring Your Offering - Leviticus 23:9-14

The sheaf of firstfruits.

Wednesday - July 31, 2013 - Celebrating God's Bounty to Us - Deuteronomy 26:1-11

The confession of him that offereth the basket of firstfruits.

Thursday - August 1, 2013 - Fostering the Memory of God's Bounty of Deliverance - Leviticus 23:33-44

The feast of tabernacles

Friday - August 2, 2013 - Gathering to Hear God's Word - Nehemiah 7:73b - 8:6

Their oblations. The religious manner of reading & hearing the law.

Saturday - August 3, 2013 - Responding to God's Word - Nehemiah 8:7b-12 (starting with the Levites)

The religious manner of reading & hearing the law. They comfort the people.

Sunday - August 4, 2013 - Discovering a Neglected Festival - Nehemiah 8:13-18

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Edition Bible

Generous Gifts ... 7/28/2013

Sherebiah . Hashabiah . talents . Ezra . Gospel of Mark . Gold . Silver . Tabernacle . Temple . Zerubbabel . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for 7/28/2013 is shared from Ezra 8:24-30 (Devotional Reading: Mark 12:38-44)

Sherebiah (glow of Jehovah), Ezra 8:18

Hashabiah & Hashabnah (Jehovah provides), Nehemiah 10:11, 25


Old Hebrew Money:

Talent of silver 3000 (shekels)
1500 Dollars 00 Cents 0 Mills

Talent; 654,000 grains or 93 pounds 12 oz

Talent of Greek (Attic) Coins & Their Value In American Money:

Talent of Silver 936 Dollars 00 Cents 0 Mills

Talent of Gold 9360 Dollars 00 Cents 0 Mills

Ezra 8:24-25 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Dedication Gifts For Tabernacle & Temple; The Contributions for Zerubbabel's Temple ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra, Commits the Treasures & Sacred Vessels to the Custody of the Priests

(Jeremiah 29:10 ... Reference Scripture in the Sunday School Book)

Ezra 8:26-27 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Dedication Gifts For Tabernacle & Temple; The Contribution for Zerubbabel's Temple ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra, Commits the Treasures & Sacred Vessels to the Custody of the Priests

(Leviticus 27:30b)

Ezra 8:28-30 ... Sacred Rites & Forms; Dedication Gifts For Tabernacle & Temple; The Contribution for Zerubbabel's Temple ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra, Commits the Treasures & Sacred Vessels to the Custody of the Priests

Monday - July 22, 2013 - A Single Offering for All Time - Hebrews 10:1-14

The law sacrifices ineffectual to take away sins. By the offering of Christ's body once for all we obtain perfect remission.

Tuesday - July 23, 2013 - Stirred Hearts with Willing Spirits - Exodus 35:20-29

The readiness of the people to offer

Wednesday - July 24, 2013 - Bringing Offerings before the Lord - Numbers 7:1-6

The princes of offerings

Thursday - July 25, 2013 - Contributing Tithes & Offerings - II Chronicles 31:2-10

The people forward in destroying idolatory

Friday - July 26, 2013 - More important than offerings & Sacrifices - Mark 12:28-34

Touching the paying of tribute. Resolveth the scribe, who questioned of the first commandment.

Saturday - July 27, 2013 - The Gift of a Poor Widow - Mark 12:38-44

Sunday - July 28,2013 - The Offering for God's House - Ezra 8:24-30

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Devotional & Explantatory Bible, & KJV Topical Reference Edition Bible

Preparing for a Journey ... 7/21/2013

fasting . prayer . Ahava . Ezra . Haggai . Zechariah . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson for July 21, 2013 is shared from Ezra 8:21-23 (Devotional Reading: II Chronicles 7:12-18)

Now, remember that the dates I have used in this study came from my KJV Bible, for I have no teaching/training from Theology/Seminary.

fasting (self-denial)abstain from food/entertainment or plain diet. (If an individual is on a special diet or medication, I would highly recommend consulting with your medical provider). Examples of fast proclaimed: Ezra 8:21; Joel 2:15; 8:21; Esther 4:16; I Kings 19:8 ... fasting turned into gladness: Zechariah 8:19 ... of Moses twice for 40 days: Exodus 24:18; 34:28 ...true & false fast: Matthew 6:16

prayer ... communicate/communion with God. Prayer commanded: Isaiah 55:6 ...encouragement to. Zechariah 13:9 ... God hears & answers prayers: Psalm/Tehillm 145:18 ... through Christ: Ephesians 2:18 ...

Ezra 8-10 narrates the 2nd migration from Babylon under Ezra, in the 7th year of Artaxerxes Longimanus (458-457 B.C.), includes Ezra's prayer & confession.

Haggai, the prophet was a contemporary of Zerubbabel, "the governor of Judah," with whom he returned to Jerusalem ... Chapters 2:10-19 from the 24th day of the ninth month Jehovah (God) promises to bless His people with fruitful seasons.

Ahava or Ivah, name of a canal or river, Ezra 8:15

Zechariah he prophesied in the 2nd & 4th years of Darius Hystaspes (B.C. 520 & 518) (Chapters 1:1, 7; 7:1), & was associated with the prophet Haggai *Ezra 5:1; 6:14)

Ezra 8:21 ... Sacred Seasons; Occasional Fast & Feast Days, Public Fast, Ezra's Before The Return from the Captivity ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine (Then)/Holy Land (Now); Mission of Ezra 458 B.C. Halts 3 Days at Ahava, & Keeps a Fast ... A fast proclaimed

(Ezra 8:21, 31; Judges 20:26; I Samuel 7:6; Joel 1:14 ... Reference Scriptures from Sunday School Book)

Ezra 8:22 ... Sacred Seasons; Occasional Fast & Feast Days; Public Fast, Ezra's Before the Return from the Captivity ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again In Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra, Halt 3 Days at Ahava, & Keeps a Fast ... He keepeth a fast

Ezra 8:23 ... Sacred Seasons; Occasional Fast & Feast Days; Public Fasts, Ezra's Before the Return from the Captivity ... The Hebrews; The Hebrews Again in Palestine(Then)/Holy Land(Now); Mission of Ezra 458 B.C., Halts 3 Days at Ahava, & Keeps a Fast

(Zechariah 7:8-14; Ephesians 2:18)

II Chronicles 7:12-18 ... God appeareth to Solomon giveth him promises upon condition ... Verses 12,13,14: Pardon for Sins & Iniquities Promised.

Monday - July 15, 2013 - Humbly Calling on God - II Chronicles 7:12-18

Tuesday - July 16, 2013 - Beseeching God's Answer to Prayer - Psalm/Tehillim 69:9-18

David prays in affliction. Psalm of Supplication: on account of affliction. Prophetical, Typical & Historical Psalm

Wednesday - July 17, 2013 - Humble & Contrite in Spirit - Isaiah 66:1-4

God will be served in humble sincerity. Verse 2: The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered (prosperity means different things to different individuals). Verse 2: Pardon for Sins & Iniquities Promised.

Thursday - July 18, 2013 - Fasting Directed to God - Matthew 6:16-18 ... Verses 4,6: The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered

Friday - July 19, 2013 - Studying & Keeping the Law - Ezra 7:1-10

Ezra goes up to Jerusalem

Saturday - July 20, 2013 - Securing Servants for the Temple - Ezra 8:15-20l

He (Ezra) sends to Iddo for ministers for the temple service

Sunday - July 21, 2013 - Praying for God's Protection - Ezra 8:21-23 ... Verse 22: The Upright Are Blessed & Prospered ... Verse 22: Whosoever Will May Be Saved

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, KJV The SouthWestern Co. & Strongs Strongest's Exhaustive Concordance To The Bible

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Freebies: Online Bible Study Resources, Aids, Tools

Free/Freebies . Free Bible Study Aids, Tools, & Resources . Online Bible Study Tools

For those like myself who do not have any Seminary/Theology teaching/training it would be wise to study/read from Bible Study Tools. This is an awesome avenue to keep you from being deceived from false teachers and or from making a mistake in your learning and teaching.

A good source of study material could consists of: Concordances . Commentaries . Bible Dictionaries . Bible Handbooks . Language Tools . Study Bibles . Bible Maps & Charts . Archaeology Study Aids . Freebies/Free . Frugal

The Internet offers ... "free" ... online .... Bible Study Tools but choose them wisely.

Higher Praise Tools, Aids, & Resources ...

ehow Bible Study Tools Resources ...

WordSearchBible Study Tools: Freebies ...

Blue Letter Bible -

Bible Study Tools at Crosswalk -

Study Light -

Bible Gateway -

You could build a free reference library via of marking as 'favorites' or purchase your own paperback or ebooks from your favorite local bookstore or online.

With an economy that does not look so well to some I would suggest to become frugal when you can, but use and choose "truthful Biblical applications" for studying and researching the Scriptures. Some bookstores maybe in your local areas may even offer discounts or sales so watch out for this as well. Build a reference library.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Paul's Journey - Fierce Storm ... November, 2012

Day of Atonement . September/October . Apostle Paul . Rome . Storm . Euroclydon . Phenice . Crete . Winter . Courage . Weathering the Storm November 11, 2012 . Acts of the Apostles . Romans . Sunday School Lesson

Sunday School Lesson shared for the week of November 11, 2012 was shared from Acts 27:1-2, 33-44 (Background Scripture: Acts 27; Devotional Reading: Romans 1:13-17)

Day of Atonement (Acts 27:9) 'the fast' ... After the fast, September/October. This ceased during the winter time in mid-November, which was a dangerous time for sailing.

Phenice or Phenice or Phoenix, a port of Crete, Acts 27:12 'winter'

Crete, a large island in the Mediterranean, Acts 27:12

Euroclydon (northeast wind), Acts 27:14 'Euraquilo'

Paul, shipping toward Rome, foretelleth the danger of the voyage, etc. But is not believed. They are tossed to & fro with tempest, & suffer shipwreck, yet all come safe to land.

Thursday - November 8, 2012 - Paul's Journey to Rome Begins - Acts 27:3-12

Friday - November 9, 2012 - A Fierce Storm Dashes Hope - Acts 27:13-20

Acts 27:7-20

Verses 7-12 ... Industrial Employments & Products; Ships & Navigation; Wintering in Harbor to Avoid Storms

Verses 13,14,20 ... Industrial Employments & Products; Ships & Navigation; Storms

Verses 15,16,17 ... Industrial Employment & Products; Ships & Navigation; Maneuvres in a Storm, Undergirding & Scudding

Verses 18, 19 ... Industrial Employment & Products; Ships & Navigation; Maneuvres in a Storm, Lightening the Ship

Monday - November 5, 2012 - Called to Be an Apostle - Romans 1:1-7

Paul commendeth his calling to the Romans

Tuesday - November 6, 2012 - Encouraged by Each Other's Faith - Romans 1:8-12

Paul's desire to come to them..

Wednesday - November 7, 2012 - Eager to Proclaim the Gospel - Romans 1:13-17

What his gospel is, & the righteousness which it sheweth. Showeth that the gospel is for the justification of all men through faith.

Saturday - November 10, 2012 - Keep Up Your Courage - Acts 27:21-32

Sunday - November 1, 2012 - Brought Safety to Land - Acts 27:1-2,33-44

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Edition Bible

Ezekiel - The Watchman 'Voice of Warning' .. 9/17/2012

Trumpet . Ezekiel . Watchman . Sunday School Lesson Bible Readings . Revelation . Hebrews . II Thessalonians . Gospel of Matthew . Love

The Sunday School Lesson was shared for the week of September 23, 2012 from Hebrews 12:18-29 (Background Scripture: Hebrews 12:14-29; Devotional Reading: II Thessalonians 1:1-7)

Trumpets, their use: Numbers 10; Ezekiel 7:14; 33:3; Joel 2:1

Watchmen, their duty" Psalm/Tehillim 127:1; Song of Solomon 3:3; 5:7; Ezekiel 3:17; 33

Ezekiel 33 ... According to the duty of the watchman,in warning the people, Ezekiel is admonished of his duty. God sheweth the justice of his wings towards the penitent, and toward revolters. He maintaineth his justice. Upon the news of the taking of Jerusalem he prophesieth the desolation of the land. God's judgment upon the mockers of the prophets.

Monday - September 17, 2012 - Listening to the Voice of Warning - Ezekiel 33:1-9

Tuesday - September 18, 2012 - Listening to the Spirit - Revelation 3:1-13

What John was commanded to write to the angels of the churches of Sardis & Philadelphia

Wednesday - September 19, 2012 - Anticipating a Better Covenant - Hebrews 8:1-7

New Convenant. By the eternal priesthood of Christ the Levitical priesthood of Aaron is abolished. And the temporal covenant with the fathers, by the eternal covenant of the gospel.

Thursday - September 20, 2012 - Giving Thanks for the Faithful - II Thessalonians 1:1-7

Praise & encouragement. Of the Thessalonian's faith & love. Saint Paul (apostle Paul) certified them of the good opinion which he had of their faith, love, & patience.

Friday - September 21, 2012 - Loving with God's kind of Love - Matthew 5:43-48

To love even our enemies, & to labour after perfectness.

Saturday - September 22, 2012 - Pursuing Peace & Holiness - Hebrews 12:12-17

Exhortation to faith & godliness. An exhortation to constant faith, patience, & godliness.

Sunday - September 23, 2012 - Offering Acceptable Worship - Hebrews 12:18-29

Exhortation to faith & godliness.

September 22, 2012 - 'Steadfast Thanks'

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, & KJV Topical Edition Bible

Investing: Gold/Silver & or God?

Invest/Investing . Ezekiel 7:19 . Ezekiel 7. Matthew 6:19-21 . Zephaniah . I Peter . Proverbs/Mishle . I Timothy . James 5:1 . Gospel of Matthew. Gospel of Luke . Gold/Silver . Treasure . Wealth/Riches . Lord/God

Wonder why I'm sharing on this area? I was invited to stay with a friend on the weekend and we talked about our Sunday School Lesson. I shared my notes with her & in the mean time I looked at some of her books and magazines and noticed some things that I begin to ponder on.

Now understand that I have no Seminary/Theological teaching/training, but read and study the Scriptures for yourselves.

Ezekiel 7 ... Israel's final desolation. Mournful repentance of those who escape. Under the type of a chain is shewed their miserable captivity. The enemies defile the sanctuary because of the Israelites' abomination.

Matthew 6:19 ... Our treasure. Where our treasure is to be laid.

Ezekiel 7:19 ... They shall cast their ... silver ... in the streets, and their ... gold ... shall be removed (for a separation, or uncleanness); their ...silver(Proverbs/Mishle 11:4/Zephaniah 1:18) and their ... gold,... shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock (Ezekiel 44:12; 14:3,4) of their iniquity.

Civil & Social Life; Social Relations & Duties; Riches, Of No Real Profit to the Wicked

Matthew 6:19-21 ... Lay (Proverbs/Mishle 23:4; I Timothy 6:17; Hebrews 13:5; James 5:1) not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth & rust doth corrupt, & where thieves break through & steal: ... But lay (Matthew 19:21; Luke 12:33,34; I Timothy 6:19; I Peter 1:4) up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, & where thieves do not break through nor steal: ... For where your treasure is, there will you heart be also.

Eschatology/Last Things; Heaven; Descriptions of Heaven, A Secure Abode

Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible & KJV Topical Reference Bible

Language - Aramaic

Aramaic . Daniel 2:4 . Ezra 4:8 . Jeremiah 10:11 . Chaldee . Gospel of Matthew . Gospel of Mark . I Corinthians 16:22 . Languages

Just a short introduction of the language of Aramaic below.

Language: Aramaic may be found in Daniel 2:4-4:7; Ezra 4:8-6:18; 7:12-26, & Jeremiah 10:11. These Scriptures are written in Aramaic, formerly called Chaldee. Aramaic in the New Testament may be found at the following Scriptures: Matthew 5:22; 6:24; Luke 16:9,13; Matthew 16:17; 27:46; Mark 5:41; 7:19; I Corinthians 16:22. Syria. Palestine(then)/Holy Land(Now), & Mesopotamia spoke Aramaic.

Scriptures & Reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible

Thank You To My Supporters/Networkers ... Ezra - Nehemiah - I & II Chronicles

I will be working on catching up on publishing my Sunday School Lessons 2013 where I left off from Ezra and Nehemiah. I do ask for your prayers and others as well.

I am sharing a list of Scriptures that I enjoyed learning more about from Ezra, Nehemiah, I & II Chronicles that I have bookmarked in my Bible Dictionary for personal/decisions-planning study at home. At the end of my small essay I will share them with those that would love to read and or study them on their own.

The last time I studied Ezra and Nehemiah it was ten (10) years ago in Sunday School, which was in 2003 during the months of May, June, and July.

Ezra & Nehemiah study seems to bring me to a halt for season - something that I have no control over for a season.

When the Lord assigns you a task - no one can prevent it from being completed. That does not mean that you will not encounter struggles - learn to 'Wait on the Lord,' for you could be in a holding pattern or place of new visions and or renewal.

Don't worry about the haters and or those who try to bring you harm for in the process they bring more harm on themselves (Esther 5:9-13; 7:1-10; Matthew 27:1-10).

Ezra 1:1-4; 3:1-6; 4:1-3; 4:4-24; 5:3-5; 7:27-28; 8:21-23; 9:6-15; 5:6-6:12; 2:1-67; 7:11-26; & 10:12-17.

Nehemiah 2:1-8; 6:15-16; 6:17-19; 2:11-16; 4:16-23; 11:1-2 & 13:15-22.

I Chronicles 1:1-9:44 (Righteous-Godly line of Adam)1-6; 11:1-12:40; 13:1-17:27; 21:18-22:1.

II Chronicles 1:1-17; 2:1-7:22; 8:1-18; 17:1-21:1; 28:1-27; 29:1-32:33; & 33:1-20.