Saturday, March 7, 2015

Did You Know?

Moses is in the House

The image of Moses and other leaders of civilization and societies have been hanging
 in the chamber for 65 years.


A special committee of five members of the House of Representatives and  the
Architect of the Capitol approved the selection, and the reliefs were installed 
when the House Chamber was remodeled  from 1949--1950. 

Prime Minister Netanyahu at the end of his speech quoted Moses from
The Book of Deuteronomy stating in Hebrew.
"Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread them"

The  N I V reads

"Be strong and  courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for
the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6  
which were the leader's parting words to the Israelites before they entered the land
of Israel.
A shared friendship by the United States and Israel, two countries with a deep respect for timsless road of history.

7 comments:

Karen said...

Inspiring speech!

Simply Linda said...

Patsy, my husband was just sitting here discussing this very thing...and yes, I knew this. Sadly, because I was at school, I did not see Bibi's speech. I have read the transcripts though...I like him. Just saying...--Blessings

Ginny said...

I had no idea! It is so good to see Moses instead of some politician!

CatTales said...

Thank you for sharing this, Patsy. You two have a good night.

Sparky said...

Sad, isn't it, that I had to learn it from Bibi that the image of Moses graces the Congressional chamber. Many of our elected, replaceable "leaders" need to take this seriously and read God's Holy Word for guidance. That way they'll know what's in it away from the fog ... and such. ~:)

Mari said...

It was a good speech. Very sad how some of our leaders acted though. I stand with Israel!

Dina said...

Thanks for showing this, Patsy. I remember Bibi looked up toward it and mentioned the Moses. But it is my first time to see it here.