Friday Facts - Fun with Words #3

Welcome Back for another fun-filled, word-filled Friday!

I've not been feeling real great these last few days and almost didn't get this new list of words up, but I seem to have gained my 2nd wind tonight-- and probably last :). So here goes, the new words for this week are:

Potters Field

We find this reference in Matthew 27:7-10, "And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me."

"Potter's field" is the name that was given to the piece of ground which was bought with the money given to Judas.


This word is found in Matthew 23:5, "But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments."

Phylacteries consisted of strips of parchment which had inscribed on them text from Exodus 13:1-10, Exodus 11-16, Deutoronomy 6:4-9 and Deutoronomy 11:18-21. They were enclosed in a leather case which had one side inscribed the Hebrew letter shin. The case was fastened by straps to the forehead just between the eyes. By "making broad the phylacteries" they were enlarging the case so it would be conspicuous.

Have a great weekend!

5 Thoughts Shared:

Laurie Ann said...

Phylacteries was a new one for me. Thanks so much for sharing these. I'm sorry you've been under the weather. You're in my prayers. I woke up with a cold this morning. Blech!

Beth E. said...

My uncle worked in a shoe phylactery once...just kidding! I have never heard the word "phylacteries" either. Your stretching me, girl! I ain't used to words with so many syllables...I'm feelin' a little dizzy! ;o) LOL

I'm loving "Fun With Words!"

Darlene said...

I hope this finds you feeling better. I too have not felt the best in the world. I laid down on Wednesday evening and woke up at 5:45 am on Thursday. I missed church and I sooo wanted to be there ...we are doing the Beth Moore study on Ester. Now I am behind a session.
Thanks for the info you e-mailed me.
Praying you will be feeling froggy soon!

LisaShaw said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. I totally understand that feeling. I pray for healing and strength in your body in Jesus Name.

Take some time to rest..

Love you.

Meredith said...

Phylacta who? Funny! I hope you are feeling better soon! Thank you for the words.