In the Bible, "vanity" means that something is meaningless. It has no value, and therefore, it is a waste of time to chase after this item. Vanity is a word found throughout the Bible, which indicates its importance to the lessons being taught.Know More
In Ecclesiastes 5:10, it is written that "He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity." This means that the quest for money and abundance will not bring true happiness, as the quest simply continues endlessly. If a person loves money, he will continue to strive for more instead of being satisfied with what he has.
Another passage in the same book, Ecclesiastes 4:16, says "for this too is vanity and striving after wind." No one can catch the wind, and it is pointless to try.Learn More
"This, too, shall pass" does not appear in any translation of the Bible that is available in modern times. There are several possible origins of the phrase. Some attribute it to King Solomon, others believe it comes from a fable by Persian Sufi poets and still others think it stems from an old English poem by Deor.Full Answer >
Many authors wrote the Bible; approximately 30 writers contributed to the creation of the Old Testament, and 10 writers wrote the New Testament. The Prophet Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, before 1400 B.C. The Apostle John wrote the last book of the Bible around 95 A.D.Full Answer >
Beelzebub in the Bible is another name for Satan, or the Devil. He is otherwise known as Apollyon, the prince of this world, the tempter, the god of this world and the prince of the power of the air.Full Answer >
In the Bible, Salome was a woman who danced for the head of John the Baptist. Another Salome that garners less attention was supposedly the wife of Zebedee and was a follower of Jesus. She was there at his crucifixion and at his tomb before the resurrection.Full Answer >