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Calvary Church, Moorhead MN
Moses' Testimony and Jethro's Response

Calvary Church, Moorhead MN

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 38:16


Exodus 1818 Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel his people, how the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2 Now Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, had taken Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her home, 3 along with her two sons. The name of the one was Gershom (for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land”), 4 and the name of the other, Eliezer (for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”). 5 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was encamped at the mountain of God. 6 And when he sent word to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her,” 7 Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him. And they asked each other of their welfare and went into the tent. 8 Then Moses told his father-in-law all that the Lord had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardship that had come upon them in the way, and how the Lord had delivered them. 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the good that the Lord had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians.10 Jethro said, “Blessed be the Lord, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh and has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods, because in this affair they dealt arrogantly with the people.” 12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and sacrifices to God; and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God.13 The next day Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from morning till evening. 14 When Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand around you from morning till evening?” 15 And Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God; 16 when they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person and another, and I make them know the statutes of God and his laws.” 17 Moses' father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good. 18 You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone. 19 Now obey my voice; I will give you advice, and God be with you! You shall represent the people before God and bring their cases to God, 20 and you shall warn them about the statutes and the laws, and make them know the way in which they must walk and what they must do. 21 Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. 22 And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but any small matter they shall decide themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. 23 If you do this, God will direct you, you will be able to endure, and all this people also will go to their place in peace.”24 So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said. 25 Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. 26 And they judged the people at all times. Any hard case they brought to Moses, but any small matter they decided themselves. 27 Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went away to his own country.

It's Ok We're Jewish!
Jodi Samuels: The Power of Chutzpah

It's Ok We're Jewish!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 52:08


Season two is here!!! Eliezer and Solly have missed each other all summer and finally got to see each other in the studio. The energy was like the sizzling hot oil of a freshly baked Belzer potato kugel! This season the duo focus on more in-depth interviews with people they find they interesting and this first episode they spoke with someone who represented the Jewish value of Chutzpah as she is changing the world. Eliezer and Solly schmoozed with Jodi Samuels, author, speaker, super mom and wife living in Jerusalem. She challenges mindsets and brings her passion for life to her work as a not-for-profit leader, community activist, disability advocate and entrepreneur. Enjoy!

discipleup podcast
Stewardship Part One

discipleup podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 50:31


Disciple Up #277 Stewardship. Pt. 1 By Louie Marsh, 9-28-2022   Link on Russian Orthodox Church:   https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2022/09/26/desperation-russian-orthodox-patriarch-calls-russians-to-martyrdom-in-ukraine-to-have-sins-washed-away-n498987   Stewardship, Pt. 1 Malawi 2022 By Louie Marsh   What is Biblical Stewardship?   We start where we should always start – Jesus!   “1When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.” (John 17:1–4, ESV)   “6“I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.” (John 17:6–8, ESV)   “12While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.” (John 17:12, ESV)   “4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:4–8, ESV)   1) What it is – define the words   OLD TESTAMENT   “2But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?”” (Genesis 15:2, ESV)   The original Hebrew word for “steward” is `al bayith, which literally means “man over the house.” During Bible times, most notable households would have had a steward, so the term was familiar and not originally tied to spiritual matters. The steward was in charge of whatever the Master put him over. It wasn't unusual for one man to run the whole house, or for the very rich, they might have several stewards.   Leadership Servanthood Trust   “2And Abraham said to his servant, the oldest of his household, who had charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh, 3that I may make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, 4but will go to my country and to my kindred, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”” (Genesis 24:2–4, ESV)   “16When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Bring the men into the house, and slaughter an animal and make ready, for the men are to dine with me at noon.”” (Genesis 43:16, ESV)   “19So they went up to the steward of Joseph's house and spoke with him at the door of the house,” (Genesis 43:19, ESV)   “1Then he commanded the steward of his house, “Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man's money in the mouth of his sack,” (Genesis 44:1, ESV)   “4They had gone only a short distance from the city. Now Joseph said to his steward, “Up, follow after the men, and when you overtake them, say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good?” (Genesis 44:4, ESV)  

Anthony Wright Ministries
Covenant part 2

Anthony Wright Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 4:10


15 After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4 And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness. 7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. 11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. 12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. 17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. 18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: genesis 15:1-18 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Anthony Wright Ministries
Covenant part 2

Anthony Wright Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 2:58


15 After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. 2 And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? 3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. 4 And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. 5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. 6 And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness. 7 And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8 And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? 9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. 10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. 11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. 12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. 13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. 15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. 16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. 17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. 18 In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: genesis 15:1-18

Rabbi Lavian
Why the halakhot of Tur

Rabbi Lavian

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 61:21


Why the halakhot of Tur

Fr. Joe Dailey
Homily for Sunday Ordinary 26 C

Fr. Joe Dailey

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 10:30


The name Lazarus - in Hebrew “Eliezer” -  means “God helps.” Before Abraham had any sons, he had only one heir to his fortune: his steward, Eliezer. In Jewish tradition, Abraham's steward, Eliezer of Damascus, was an angel. Lazarus, sitting outside the gate of the rich man, was an angel in disguise.I have Mass at St. Andrew on Sunday September 25, 5 pmfrjoedailey@gmail.com

God Is
#1284: God & Abraham, Genesis 15:3-5, Is Eliezer The Heir?

God Is

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 12:52


The Oddcast Ft. The Odd Man Out
Ep. 124 The Order of Death Pt. 2

The Oddcast Ft. The Odd Man Out

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 71:35


In this Oddcast we continue the dive on Yale's senior year only fraternity, the very secretive Order of Skull, and Bones. We pick up from part one, and discuss more symbolism, influential members, and possible ties. We also look at several other prominent fraternities, and discuss the net worth of their trusts, and their most notable members, and connections as well. Thank you for your continued support, and i look forward to bringing you more content very soon.   See Also: The Oddcast-The Order of Death Pt. 1 Ep. 104 The Order of Death Pt.1 (podbean.com)   Cheers, and Blessings   The Odd Man Out   Help Support The Show, & Get Early, & Extra Content   Odd Man Out Patreon https://www.patreon.com/theoddmanout   Memento Mori “Remember That You Have To Die”   The society was known to its members as the Eulogian Club: eulogia is Greek for “a blessing” and is applied in ecclesiastical usage to the object blessed.   Fleshing Out Skull and Bones P. 192 Bones meanings are held at the tomb which is a two-story building without windows and who's walls on the outside are covered with Ivy. That's where the term Ivy League came from. The tomb is located to the east of the New Haven Green about 100 yards from the federal courthouse the Yale University owns the majority of land in downtown New Haven almost all of the university buildings are interconnected by a series of underground tunnels so visiting Bonesman never need approach the tombs from the street.   Room B, called 322, is the "sanctum sanctorum" of the temple. Its distinguishing feature is a facsimile of the Bones pin, handsomely inlaid in the black marble hearth, just below the mantel, and also inlaid in marble is the motto: "Rari Quippe Boni," in old English text. The motto is said to come from the passage by Juvenal: ["Good men forsooth are scarce: there are hardly as many as there are gates of Thebes or mouths of the rich Nile."--Juvenal, Sat., xiii. 26.]   "The order was incorporated in 1856 under the name “Russell Trust Association.” By special act of the state legislature in 1943, its trustees are exempted from the normal requirement of filing corporate reports with the Connecticut Secretary of State. As of 1978, all business of the Russell Trust was handled by its lone trustee, Brown Brothers Harriman partner John B. Madden Jr. Madden started with Brown Brothers Harriman in 1946, under senior partner Prescott Bush, George Bush's father."   A grandfather clock is presented to each Knight upon initiation and stays with him throughout his life as a memento of what is called "the Bones experience."   Iserbyt- Secret Societies https://youtu.be/cFQD1bAsUlw David Allen Richards Skulls, & Keys-The history of Yale secret societies https://youtu.be/4J4mRqND9aI Ron Rosenbaum-S, & B Peice https://youtu.be/apzwObT0qNM Alexandria Robbins/Secrets Of The Tomb Lecture https://youtu.be/KOKGt9Bl2wM Founded in the fall of 1996 by Rabbi Shmully Hecht, Ben Karp, "Cory Booker" and Michael Alexander as an intellectual salon and Jewish leadership society, the group that started out as a social club for would-be and current leaders of the Yale community has blossomed into an organization recognized the world over, yet with a decidedly secular twist. "There was no question that Eliezer was a Jewish association," says New York Times critic at large Edward Rothstein, a member of the society, "but also no question that along with its elements of religious observance and allusion, the aura was nonsectarian intellectual." http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2057526,00.html Eliezer now called Shabtai Shabtai has deep connections to Israeli political, military, and judicial figures and hosts regular off-the-record meetings and briefings on Israeli developments. Participants, many of whom have also been speakers and guests at Shabtai, include Aharon Barak, Elyakim Rubinstein, Hanan Melcer, Ehud Barak, Yuval Steinitz, Alex Lubotzky, Yoav Gallant, Daniel Taub, Ron Prosor, Danny Dayan, Ido Aharoni, Gideon Meir, and Yaakov Amidror, as well as other individuals like Gilad Shalit. International Jewish leaders meet regularly with Shabtai members to inspire their participation and receive their guidance on critical issues facing global Jewry. These have included Adin Steinsaltz, Ephraim Mirvis, Yanki Tauber, Tzvi Freeman, Emanuel Rackman, Sholom Dovber Lipskar, David Lincoln, James Ponet, Jacob Immanuel Schochet, Yitzchok Kogan, Y.Y. Jacobson, and Faivish Vogel, as well as many others. Videos https://vimeo.com/shabtai https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shabtai_(society) Corey Booker Shabtai Founder https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2019/02/06/shabtai-founder-cory-booker-law-97-to-run-for-president/   See The Books: America's Secret Establishment: An... book by Antony C. Sutton (thriftbooks.com)   Fleshing Out Skull & Bones:... book (thriftbooks.com)   Skulls and Keys: The Hidden History of... book by David Alan Richards (thriftbooks.com)   Alexandra Robbins Books | List of books by author Alexandra Robbins (thriftbooks.com)   Odd Man Out Patreon https://www.patreon.com/theoddmanout         ACR- My Podcasting Family Visit the home of The Oddcast at "Alternate Current Radio, and check out all their other great shows including, Boiler Room, and be sure to subscribe to their Social Media to get updates on all the fantastic talk, and music shows. https://alternatecurrentradio.com/   Check out the ACR video: "Shilling For Sanity" https://youtu.be/TyQv1JL78Eg   Support the show by subscribing, liking, sharing, & donating!     Fringe Radio Network- Radio on the Fringe! http://fringeradionetwork.com/       Patreon-Welcome to The Society Of Cryptic Savants   https://www.bitchute.com/video/C4PQuq0udPvJ       Social Media: _theoddmanout on Twitter, and Instagram       Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theoddcastfttheoddmanout       "A special   Thank You to my Patrons who contributed to this episode. You are very much appreciated."   Their Order Is Not Our Order!

Ministério Verbo da Vida
Fluir nos rios - Eliezer Rodrigues

Ministério Verbo da Vida

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 42:23


Aquele que crê tem rios de águas vivas fluindo de seu interior, como diz as Escrituras. Por isso, precisamos aprender a fluir nestes rios divinos. Eliezer Rodrigues é Pastor da Igreja Verbo da Vida Taubaté-SP

ICJS Torah's podcast
Pirkei D'Rebbi Eliezer #103 Ch. 34-3-35-1

ICJS Torah's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 52:23


15 Minutos de Fama
Viih Tube grávida! Deolane é só uma personagem? Adam Levine, vocalista do Maroon 5, é infiel?

15 Minutos de Fama

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 28:02


Hora de falar das principais fofocas da semana!Dessa vez, Fernando Borges, Karina Andrade e Leo Suzuki foram correndo para o estúdio da MIX gravar as polêmicas da semana: tem o filho da Viih Tube com o ex-BBB, Eliezer; tem as supostas traições de Adam Levine, vocalista do Maroon 5; e ainda tudo sobre as brigas que estão rolando na nova edição de "A Fazenda". Você torce contra ou a favor da Doutora Deolane? Ouve aí pra ficar por dentro de tudo isso!

The Nonlinear Library: LessWrong
LW - Prize idea: Transmit MIRI and Eliezer's worldviews by elifland

The Nonlinear Library: LessWrong

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 3:40


Link to original articleWelcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Prize idea: Transmit MIRI and Eliezer's worldviews, published by elifland on September 19, 2022 on LessWrong. Motivation Claim (80% confidence): At least 50% of the disagreement between people who align more with MIRI/Eliezer and those who align more with opposing clusters of views (Christiano, Garfinkel, etc.) is caused not by rational disagreement, but by more subconscious emotional stuff like tastes, vibes, culture, politics, etc. Elicit Prediction (forecast.elicit.org/binary/questions/28xD2oJyG) In particular, I think Eliezer's writing tends to appeal more to people who: Enjoy reading fiction, and are okay with points primarily being made via parables Similarly, don't mind long pieces with no summaries and a lack of clear organizational structure of the claims being made and the evidence for them Aren't turned off by perceived arrogance (I'm not taking a stance in this post on whether the arrogance level is justified or not) Past attempts to communicate their worldview such as the MIRI conversations have helped some, but I think mostly weren't attacking the core issue for which my current guess is large differences in communication styles. For people who aren't high on the above axes, I think Eliezer's writing often tends to be fairly hard to read and offputting, which is unfortunate. It leads to people not taking the points as seriously as they should (and perhaps has the opposite effect on those who the style resonates with). While I disagree with MIRI/Eliezer on a lot of topics, I agree with them to some extent on a lot and think it's very valuable to understand their worldview and build a “MIRI-model”. I've written briefly about my personal experience taking Eliezer and MIRI less seriously than I should have here. I still haven't read most of the sequences and don't intend to read HPMOR, but I now take MIRI and Eliezer's worldviews much more seriously than I used to. Proposal An idea to mitigate this is to give out substantial prizes for write-ups which transmit important aspects of the MIRI/Eliezer worldview in ways which are easier for people with different tastes to digest. A few possible candidates for this “transmission” include (not an exhaustive list!): The Sequences Eliezer's and Nate's portion of the MIRI conversations 2022 MIRI Alignment Discussion AGI Ruin: A List of Lethalities may be a good candidate, though while extremely important I think this one is already decently structured and argued relative to some other pieces I propose prizes of ~$1-10k (weighted by importance) for pieces that do a good job at this, judged by some combination of clarity to those with different tastes from MIRI/Eliezer and how well they maintain a representation of MIRI/Eliezer's views. I'd be able to commit ~$1-5k myself, and would be happy for commitments from others. But won't the writeups not do a good job conveying MIRI's intuitions? If a writeup is getting popular but contains serious mistakes, MIRI/Eliezer can chime in and say so. Isn't MIRI already trying to communicate their view? I think so, but it seems great to also have outsiders working on the case. I'd guess there are advantages and disadvantages to both strategies. Have I talked to MIRI about this? Yes. Rob suggested going for it and re-iterated the above, saying MIRI's involvement shouldn't be a bottleneck to investigating MIRI's worldview. Next steps I'd love to get: Feedback on whether this is a good idea, and suggestions for revision if so Volunteers to help actually push the prize to happen and be judged, which I'm not sure I really want to do myself Commitments to the prize pool Other ideas for good pieces to transmit Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

Band FM Campinas
Vih Tube anuncia gravidez com Eliezer

Band FM Campinas

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 2:03


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The Nonlinear Library
LW - Prize idea: Transmit MIRI and Eliezer's worldviews by elifland

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 3:40


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Prize idea: Transmit MIRI and Eliezer's worldviews, published by elifland on September 19, 2022 on LessWrong. Motivation Claim (80% confidence): At least 50% of the disagreement between people who align more with MIRI/Eliezer and those who align more with opposing clusters of views (Christiano, Garfinkel, etc.) is caused not by rational disagreement, but by more subconscious emotional stuff like tastes, vibes, culture, politics, etc. Elicit Prediction (forecast.elicit.org/binary/questions/28xD2oJyG) In particular, I think Eliezer's writing tends to appeal more to people who: Enjoy reading fiction, and are okay with points primarily being made via parables Similarly, don't mind long pieces with no summaries and a lack of clear organizational structure of the claims being made and the evidence for them Aren't turned off by perceived arrogance (I'm not taking a stance in this post on whether the arrogance level is justified or not) Past attempts to communicate their worldview such as the MIRI conversations have helped some, but I think mostly weren't attacking the core issue for which my current guess is large differences in communication styles. For people who aren't high on the above axes, I think Eliezer's writing often tends to be fairly hard to read and offputting, which is unfortunate. It leads to people not taking the points as seriously as they should (and perhaps has the opposite effect on those who the style resonates with). While I disagree with MIRI/Eliezer on a lot of topics, I agree with them to some extent on a lot and think it's very valuable to understand their worldview and build a “MIRI-model”. I've written briefly about my personal experience taking Eliezer and MIRI less seriously than I should have here. I still haven't read most of the sequences and don't intend to read HPMOR, but I now take MIRI and Eliezer's worldviews much more seriously than I used to. Proposal An idea to mitigate this is to give out substantial prizes for write-ups which transmit important aspects of the MIRI/Eliezer worldview in ways which are easier for people with different tastes to digest. A few possible candidates for this “transmission” include (not an exhaustive list!): The Sequences Eliezer's and Nate's portion of the MIRI conversations 2022 MIRI Alignment Discussion AGI Ruin: A List of Lethalities may be a good candidate, though while extremely important I think this one is already decently structured and argued relative to some other pieces I propose prizes of ~$1-10k (weighted by importance) for pieces that do a good job at this, judged by some combination of clarity to those with different tastes from MIRI/Eliezer and how well they maintain a representation of MIRI/Eliezer's views. I'd be able to commit ~$1-5k myself, and would be happy for commitments from others. But won't the writeups not do a good job conveying MIRI's intuitions? If a writeup is getting popular but contains serious mistakes, MIRI/Eliezer can chime in and say so. Isn't MIRI already trying to communicate their view? I think so, but it seems great to also have outsiders working on the case. I'd guess there are advantages and disadvantages to both strategies. Have I talked to MIRI about this? Yes. Rob suggested going for it and re-iterated the above, saying MIRI's involvement shouldn't be a bottleneck to investigating MIRI's worldview. Next steps I'd love to get: Feedback on whether this is a good idea, and suggestions for revision if so Volunteers to help actually push the prize to happen and be judged, which I'm not sure I really want to do myself Commitments to the prize pool Other ideas for good pieces to transmit Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

Daf Yomi by R’ Eli Stefansky
Daf Yomi Kesubos Daf 75 by R' Eli Stefansky

Daf Yomi by R’ Eli Stefansky

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 45:48


00:00 - Good Morning 00:08 - Emails 04:01 - Sponsors/Initiative - Avi.8MinDaf.com 06:10 - JoinDafYomi.com 06:40 - Amud Aleph 34:45 - Amud Beis 44:41 - Amud Aleph 45:47 - Have a Wonderful Day -- Today's shiur is sponsored לע״נ יוסף ברוך בן משה אהרון & לע״נ משה אלעזר בן נטע שלום And for the hatzlacha בכל ענינים for my children & Jeff Rosner: in zchus of my son Yosef Simcha Chaim Ben Sarah Chana Refuah Shlaima & Ofishel Mitzva Motivators: רפו"ש אברהם מנשה בן חנה ברכה & לע״נ זכריה בן משה & The MDY Family: לע״נ עזרא טוביה יעקב בן נתנאל יצחק, Ezra Pollak a”h & the Lock and Lebovic families Lakewood NJ because Torah is the best segulah! & רפואה שלימה יחזקאל בן לאה & As a zechus that ה׳ should watch over me & ensure that I am completely healthy עד 120 & Peretz Chaim Levin: Liliuyai Nishmas my Grandmother, Rishka bas Eliezer, Rose Honikman, on her Yahrzeit and my Aunt Yitka bas Yeruchom HaKohain. And for the Sep. 11 kesdoshim​ ​--- Turning of the daf Sponsored In Honor of Yanki Buam and Moshe Horn ברכה והצלחה בכל & In honor of my uncle, Reb Elchanan Pressman and as a zechus for a year filled with Mazel, Bracha, Hatzlacha, Simchos and Parnassa b'revach

The Nonlinear Library
LW - Understanding Conjecture: Notes from Connor Leahy interview by Akash

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 23:21


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Understanding Conjecture: Notes from Connor Leahy interview, published by Akash on September 15, 2022 on LessWrong. I recently listened to Michaël Trazzi interview Connor Leahy (co-founder & CEO of Conjecture)'s on a podcast called The Inside View (Youtube video here; full video & transcript here). The interview helped me better understand Connor's worldview and Conjecture's theory of change. I'm sharing my notes below. The “highlights” section includes the information I found most interesting/useful. The "full notes" section includes all of my notes. Disclaimer #1: I didn't take notes on the entire podcast. I selectively emphasized the stuff I found most interesting. Note also that these notes were mostly for my understanding, and I did not set out to perfectly or precisely capture Connor's views. Disclaimer #2: I'm always summarizing Connor (even when I write with “I” or “we”— the “I” refers to Connor). I do not necessarily endorse or agree with any of these views. Highlights Timelines 20-30% in the next 5 years. 50% by 2030. 99% by 2100. 1% we already have it (but don't know this yet). Higher uncertainty than Eliezer but generally buys the same arguments. Is mostly like “Eliezer's arguments seem right but how can anyone be so confident about things?” Thoughts on MIRI Dialogues & Eliezer's style An antimeme is something that by its very nature resists being known. Most antimemes are just boring—things you forget about. If you tell someone an antimeme, it bounces off them. So they need to be communicated in a special way. Moral intuitions. Truths about yourself. A psychologist doesn't just tell you “yo, you're fucked up bro.” That doesn't work. A lot of Eliezer's value as a thinker is that he notices & comprehends antimemes. And he figures out how to communicate them. What happened in the MIRI dialogues is that Eliezer was telling Paul “hey, I'm trying to communicate an antimeme to you, but I'm failing because it's really really hard.” Thoughts on Death with Dignity & optimizing for “dignity points” rather than utility The Death with Dignity post is a perfect example of an antimeme. A great way to convey antimemes is through jokes and things outside the Overton Window. The antimeme is that utilitarianism is hard, and no, it's not actually a good idea to advocate for really stupid “pivotal acts” that sound ridiculous. Consequentialism is really hard. I have to reason about all of my possible choices and all of their possible consequences. If you have an infinitely big brain, this works. If not, it doesn't. It's too computationally hard to be a perfect consequentialist. And being an imperfect consequentialist is really really bad. If you do one step of reasoning, you might be like “yeaaa let's get rid of GPUs!” But you don't realize how that would be super bad for the world, would make cooperation extremely difficult, would make everything become super secretive, etc. The antimeme is that most people shouldn't be thinking like consequentialists. Instead of thinking about how to maximize utility, they should be thinking about how to maximize dignity. This is easier. This is computationally tractable. This heuristic will make you do better. I see so many people come into this arena with the anime protagonist “I'm going to save the world” complex, and then they burnout after 3 months and go do DMT. I know two humans who can maybe reason better under the consequentialist frame. But for everyone else, if you're going to do 5 years of soul-crushing difficult research without much support from the outside world, you should think under the dignity frame. Thoughts on the importance of playing with large models One mistake I see people make is that they underestimate the importance of getting actual hands-on experience with the thing you are studying. I think it's important to ...

The Nonlinear Library
LW - What's the longest a sentient observer could survive in the Dark Era? by Raemon

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 1:52


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: What's the longest a sentient observer could survive in the Dark Era?, published by Raemon on September 15, 2022 on LessWrong. Periodically I look at this graph, and I'm like, "holy shit, that is so much Nothing. Wut. Like, they converted it to log-scale so it would fit into my brain and it's still so much Nothing, Jezus Christ." Eliezer's Dath Ilan verse has this song for people who died before the invention of cryonics: Even if the stars should die in heavenOur sins can never be undoneNo single death wil be forgivenWhen fades at last the last lit sun.Then in the cold and silent blackAs light and matter endWe'll have ourselves a last look backAnd toast an absent friend. And I find myself wondering "What are the physical limits on 'some sentient computation surviving into the dark era?" Assuming we don't learn anything new about physics, or acausal-trade our way into another universe or whatever, what's the farthest to the right on this timeline you could possibly get, if you goal was to have some computation that, as late as possible, looks around at the universe one last time, comprehends it, and says "yep, still full of infinite blackness. Goodbye, world." Vaguely relevant things I'm vaguely aware of include: Something something you can somehow harvest energy from black holes. Does this plausibly get us to the end of the Black Hole Era or is that energy eventually too weaksauce? Space is, like, really cold (especially when All Has Become Darkness), so any time-capsule robot would face an uphill battle not radiating it's energy into the void. On long enough timescales, protons (probably?) decay, and... like, your robot would eventually... just... disintegrate? If anyone knows enough physics to satisfy my random curiosity, uh, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for listening. To help us out with The Nonlinear Library or to learn more, please visit nonlinear.org.

ICJS Torah's podcast
Pirkei D'Rebbi Eliezer #102 Ch. 34-2

ICJS Torah's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 54:35


Menschwarmers
S3E16 - "I belong on the ice": The remarkable story of trailblazing hockey player Eliezer Sherbatov

Menschwarmers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 46:15


Eliezer Sherbatov has played hockey all around the world. Born in Israel to Russian parents, with a career that's taken him from Quebec to Kazakhstan, Slovakia and Ukraine, Sherbatov has wandered between worlds, considered an outsider by every culture in which he's played. He was the first Israeli player to compete in the Kontinental Hockey League and remains captain of Israeli's national men's hockey team. When Russia invaded Ukraine earlier this year, he found himself nearly trapped in the country, making an 11th-hour escape to his adoptive home in Canada. What's perhaps most remarkable is how he's accomplished all this while while suffering from drop foot, a handicap that forces him to limp everywhere—except on the ice, where the stiffness of his hockey skates doubles as a brace. Sherbatov is the subject of a new book, My Left Skate: The Extraordinary Story of Eliezer Sherbatov, by Anna Rosner, published by Yellow Dog, coming out October 2022. He and Rosner join to discuss the new book, his life's story and his excellent hockey hair. Credits Menschwarmers is hosted by James Hirsh and Gabe Pulver, and produced and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Coby Lipovitch, and our outro music is "Organ Grinder Swing" by chēēZ π. This show is a member of The CJN Podcast Network. Follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter @menschwarmers or TikTok @menschwarmers. To learn how to support the show by subscribing to this podcast, please watch this video.

New Life Horizon Church
NLH Church Message 09-11-22: The Weight of the Wait by Karen Burke

New Life Horizon Church

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 52:15


Genesis 15:1-6 New International Version The Lord's Covenant With Abram 1 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield,[a] your very great reward.[b]” 2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit[c] my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” 4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring[d] be.” 6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.

Historias que contar
Historias que contar con Bernardo Kliksberg

Historias que contar

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 108:33


Bernardo Kliksberg, nacido en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sus padres, Clara y Eliezer arribaron desde Polonia en 1930.. Sembraron en sus hijos Bernardo, Naum, y Lea: la Torá, el amor al estudio y el ejemplo de la entrega, a la comunidad y a Israel. Ambos escribieron varios libros, y la AMIA instituyó el Premio Literario para jóvenes “Clara Kliksberg”. Autor de 68 obras sobre desarrollo económico y social, y lucha contra la pobreza. Considerado el padre de dos nuevas disciplinas: La Gerencia Social, y la Ética para el desarrollo, y pionero de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa. Asesor especial de la ONU, Unicef, Unesco, OIT, OPS, FAO, y otros organismos internacionales. Fue galardonado con diversas distinciones, entre ellas, condecorado por España con la Orden al Mérito Cívico, por Guatemala con la Medalla Presidencial, por el Congreso Argentino con su máximo premio D.F.Sarmiento. Por Cáritas, AMIA y múltiples ONGS con el Premio a la solidaridad y por el entonces Cardenal Bergoglio (actual Papa Francisco) con el premio “Juntos Educar” de la Iglesia argentina. Fue honrado por 58 Universidades con el Doctorado Honoris Causa, entre ellas la Universidad Hebrea de Jerusalem, la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de España y la Universidad Metropolitana de México. Una serie de TV sobre su pensamiento, EL INFORME KLIKSBERG, fue finalista del Premio Emmy. Sobre su obra dice el Nobel Amartya Sen:"ha influenciado positivamente las vidas de millones de personas en América Latina y en el mundo". Junto a su obra científica ha trabajado siempre por la continuidad del judaísmo. Fue durante dos periodos Director de Cultura de la Unión Israelita de Caracas, y Presidente de la Comisión de Asesores Sociales de la AMIA. Ha escrito obras judías muy difundidas, como "Social justice, a jewish perspective" y "Yo y mi judaísmo". Recibió el Premio al Mérito Intelectual judío del Congreso Judío Latinaamericano, entre muchos otros e integró el Seminario de Intelectuales del Presidente de Israel. Bernardo tiene 49 años de matrimonio con Ana Kaul, quien fue Directora de nuestro colegio comunitario. Padres de José, Rubén y Joel, nacidos en Venezuela y abuelos de 7 nietos. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tamara-kassab/support

Chatting Rabbis
Season Finale

Chatting Rabbis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 25:14


With the High Holidays approaching, Mendy and Eliezer wrap up the first season of Chatting Rabbis with a conversation about personal growth and improvement, looking towards a great year ahead.

ICJS Torah's podcast
Pirkei D'Rebbi Eliezer #101 Ch. 34-1

ICJS Torah's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 59:59


Siempre es Lunes
Tiraeras Mongas

Siempre es Lunes

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 132:48 Very Popular


Auspiciado por Vital Full of Life. Puerto Rico le dio la bienvenida a septiembre protestando contra LUMA y el sentido común; Eliezer pelea contra el gobierno al que le debe dinero, Abel acepta ser el pillo que ya sabíamos, y la UPR podría dejar de usar el College Board, justo a tiempo para morirnos de viruela del mono. Encontraron una poza de caimanes, que estaban más tranquilos que los pasillos de SBS donde Burbu se la deja caer a Pamela Noa, mientras el Proyecto Dignidad tuvo un mal día con Bad Bunny grajeándose con un bailarín. Las tirareras de Residente y Coscu estuvieron tan porquerías, que el divorcio amigable de Anuel y Frabrián fue más violento. Danos likes en nuestras redes sociales:  Tío Macetaminofen Sol Guzabra El George Siempre es Lunes

Bethany PCA
Exodus 18:1-27 | Living For God's Purposes

Bethany PCA

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 33:18


God Saves: A Study in the Book of Exodus | Pastor Drew Belden | September 4, 2022 | Living For God's Purposes | Exodus 18:1-27: Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for Israel his people, how the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2 Now Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, had taken Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her home, 3 along with her two sons. The name of the one was Gershom (for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land”), 4 and the name of the other, Eliezer (for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh”). 5 Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was encamped at the mountain of God. 6 And when he sent word to Moses, “I, your father-in-law Jethro, am coming to you with your wife and her two sons with her,” 7 Moses went out to meet his father-in-law and bowed down and kissed him. And they asked each other of their welfare and went into the tent. 8 Then Moses told his father-in-law all that the Lord had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, all the hardship that had come upon them in the way, and how the Lord had delivered them. 9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the good that the Lord had done to Israel, in that he had delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians.10 Jethro said, “Blessed be the Lord, who has delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of Pharaoh and has delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 11 Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods, because in this affair they dealt arrogantly with the people.” 12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, brought a burnt offering and sacrifices to God; and Aaron came with all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law before God.13 The next day Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from morning till evening. 14 When Moses' father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this that you are doing for the people? Why do you sit alone, and all the people stand around you from morning till evening?” 15 And Moses said to his father-in-law, “Because the people come to me to inquire of God; 16 when they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person and another, and I make them know the statutes of God and his laws.” 17 Moses' father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good. 18 You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone. 19 Now obey my voice; I will give you advice, and God be with you! You shall represent the people before God and bring their cases to God, 20 and you shall warn them about the statutes and the laws, and make them know the way in which they must walk and what they must do. 21 Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. 22 And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but any small matter they shall decide themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you. 23 If you do this, God will direct you, you will be able to endure, and all this people also will go to their place in peace.”24 So Moses listened to the voice of his father-in-law and did all that he had said. 25 Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. 26 And they judged the people at all times. Any hard case they brought to Moses, but any small matter they decided themselves. 27 Then Moses let his father-in-law depart, and he went away to his own country.

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
September 5: Psalm 34; 1 Samuel 25; Daniel 6; Luke 3:23–4:13

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 18:06


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 34 Psalm 34 (Listen) Taste and See That the Lord Is Good 1 Of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech, so that he drove him out, and he went away. 34   I will bless the LORD at all times;    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.2   My soul makes its boast in the LORD;    let the humble hear and be glad.3   Oh, magnify the LORD with me,    and let us exalt his name together! 4   I sought the LORD, and he answered me    and delivered me from all my fears.5   Those who look to him are radiant,    and their faces shall never be ashamed.6   This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him    and saved him out of all his troubles.7   The angel of the LORD encamps    around those who fear him, and delivers them. 8   Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!9   Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints,    for those who fear him have no lack!10   The young lions suffer want and hunger;    but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. 11   Come, O children, listen to me;    I will teach you the fear of the LORD.12   What man is there who desires life    and loves many days, that he may see good?13   Keep your tongue from evil    and your lips from speaking deceit.14   Turn away from evil and do good;    seek peace and pursue it. 15   The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous    and his ears toward their cry.16   The face of the LORD is against those who do evil,    to cut off the memory of them from the earth.17   When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears    and delivers them out of all their troubles.18   The LORD is near to the brokenhearted    and saves the crushed in spirit. 19   Many are the afflictions of the righteous,    but the LORD delivers him out of them all.20   He keeps all his bones;    not one of them is broken.21   Affliction will slay the wicked,    and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.22   The LORD redeems the life of his servants;    none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. Footnotes [1] 34:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 1 Samuel 25 1 Samuel 25 (Listen) The Death of Samuel 25 Now Samuel died. And all Israel assembled and mourned for him, and they buried him in his house at Ramah. David and Abigail Then David rose and went down to the wilderness of Paran. 2 And there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel. The man was very rich; he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. He was shearing his sheep in Carmel. 3 Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. The woman was discerning and beautiful, but the man was harsh and badly behaved; he was a Calebite. 4 David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep. 5 So David sent ten young men. And David said to the young men, “Go up to Carmel, and go to Nabal and greet him in my name. 6 And thus you shall greet him: ‘Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have. 7 I hear that you have shearers. Now your shepherds have been with us, and we did them no harm, and they missed nothing all the time they were in Carmel. 8 Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore let my young men find favor in your eyes, for we come on a feast day. Please give whatever you have at hand to your servants and to your son David.'” 9 When David's young men came, they said all this to Nabal in the name of David, and then they waited. 10 And Nabal answered David's servants, “Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants these days who are breaking away from their masters. 11 Shall I take my bread and my water and my meat that I have killed for my shearers and give it to men who come from I do not know where?” 12 So David's young men turned away and came back and told him all this. 13 And David said to his men, “Every man strap on his sword!” And every man of them strapped on his sword. David also strapped on his sword. And about four hundred men went up after David, while two hundred remained with the baggage. 14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, “Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to greet our master, and he railed at them. 15 Yet the men were very good to us, and we suffered no harm, and we did not miss anything when we were in the fields, as long as we went with them. 16 They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep. 17 Now therefore know this and consider what you should do, for harm is determined against our master and against all his house, and he is such a worthless man that one cannot speak to him.” 18 Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves and two skins of wine and five sheep already prepared and five seahs1 of parched grain and a hundred clusters of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on donkeys. 19 And she said to her young men, “Go on before me; behold, I come after you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal. 20 And as she rode on the donkey and came down under cover of the mountain, behold, David and his men came down toward her, and she met them. 21 Now David had said, “Surely in vain have I guarded all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him, and he has returned me evil for good. 22 God do so to the enemies of David2 and more also, if by morning I leave so much as one male of all who belong to him.” 23 When Abigail saw David, she hurried and got down from the donkey and fell before David on her face and bowed to the ground. 24 She fell at his feet and said, “On me alone, my lord, be the guilt. Please let your servant speak in your ears, and hear the words of your servant. 25 Let not my lord regard this worthless fellow, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal3 is his name, and folly is with him. But I your servant did not see the young men of my lord, whom you sent. 26 Now then, my lord, as the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, because the LORD has restrained you from bloodguilt and from saving with your own hand, now then let your enemies and those who seek to do evil to my lord be as Nabal. 27 And now let this present that your servant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who follow my lord. 28 Please forgive the trespass of your servant. For the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD, and evil shall not be found in you so long as you live. 29 If men rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living in the care of the LORD your God. And the lives of your enemies he shall sling out as from the hollow of a sling. 30 And when the LORD has done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you and has appointed you prince4 over Israel, 31 my lord shall have no cause of grief or pangs of conscience for having shed blood without cause or for my lord working salvation himself. And when the LORD has dealt well with my lord, then remember your servant.” 32 And David said to Abigail, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! 33 Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from working salvation with my own hand! 34 For as surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, who has restrained me from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, truly by morning there had not been left to Nabal so much as one male.” 35 Then David received from her hand what she had brought him. And he said to her, “Go up in peace to your house. See, I have obeyed your voice, and I have granted your petition.” 36 And Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk. So she told him nothing at all until the morning light. 37 In the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him, and he became as a stone. 38 And about ten days later the LORD struck Nabal, and he died. 39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the LORD who has avenged the insult I received at the hand of Nabal, and has kept back his servant from wrongdoing. The LORD has returned the evil of Nabal on his own head.” Then David sent and spoke to Abigail, to take her as his wife. 40 When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they said to her, “David has sent us to you to take you to him as his wife.” 41 And she rose and bowed with her face to the ground and said, “Behold, your handmaid is a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.” 42 And Abigail hurried and rose and mounted a donkey, and her five young women attended her. She followed the messengers of David and became his wife. 43 David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel, and both of them became his wives. 44 Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was of Gallim. Footnotes [1] 25:18 A seah was about 7 quarts or 7.3 liters [2] 25:22 Septuagint to David [3] 25:25 Nabal means fool [4] 25:30 Or leader (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Daniel 6 Daniel 6 (Listen) Daniel and the Lions' Den 6 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom 120 satraps, to be throughout the whole kingdom; 2 and over them three high officials, of whom Daniel was one, to whom these satraps should give account, so that the king might suffer no loss. 3 Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. 4 Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him. 5 Then these men said, “We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.” 6 Then these high officials and satraps came by agreement1 to the king and said to him, “O King Darius, live forever! 7 All the high officials of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions. 8 Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document, so that it cannot be changed, according to the law of the Medes and the Persians, which cannot be revoked.” 9 Therefore King Darius signed the document and injunction. 10 When Daniel knew that the document had been signed, he went to his house where he had windows in his upper chamber open toward Jerusalem. He got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously. 11 Then these men came by agreement and found Daniel making petition and plea before his God. 12 Then they came near and said before the king, concerning the injunction, “O king! Did you not sign an injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?” The king answered and said, “The thing stands fast, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be revoked.” 13 Then they answered and said before the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or the injunction you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.” 14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was much distressed and set his mind to deliver Daniel. And he labored till the sun went down to rescue him. 15 Then these men came by agreement to the king and said to the king, “Know, O king, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians that no injunction or ordinance that the king establishes can be changed.” 16 Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared2 to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!” 17 And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. 18 Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; no diversions were brought to him, and sleep fled from him. 19 Then, at break of day, the king arose and went in haste to the den of lions. 20 As he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish. The king declared to Daniel, “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” 21 Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! 22 My God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.” 23 Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that Daniel be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. 24 And the king commanded, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions—they, their children, and their wives. And before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and broke all their bones in pieces. 25 Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: “Peace be multiplied to you. 26 I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel,   for he is the living God,    enduring forever;  his kingdom shall never be destroyed,    and his dominion shall be to the end.27   He delivers and rescues;    he works signs and wonders    in heaven and on earth,  he who has saved Daniel    from the power of the lions.” 28 So this Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and the reign of Cyrus the Persian. Footnotes [1] 6:6 Or came thronging; also verses 11, 15 [2] 6:16 Aramaic answered and said; also verse 20 (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Luke 3:23–4:13 Luke 3:23–4:13 (Listen) The Genealogy of Jesus Christ 23 Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,1 the son of Neri, 28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, the son of Nahshon, 33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. The Temptation of Jesus 4 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.'” 5 And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6 and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8 And Jesus answered him, “It is written,   “‘You shall worship the Lord your God,    and him only shall you serve.'” 9 And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written,   “‘He will command his angels concerning you,    to guard you,' 11 and   “‘On their hands they will bear you up,    lest you strike your foot against a stone.'” 12 And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'” 13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time. Footnotes [1] 3:27 Greek Salathiel (ESV)

The Nonlinear Library
LW - Private alignment research sharing and coordination by porby

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 8:27


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Private alignment research sharing and coordination, published by porby on September 4, 2022 on LessWrong. Coordinating alignment efforts seems difficult when the work involves information that would ideally remain private. I'm not aware of any existing infrastructure to help with this, nor are the people I've asked so far. My understanding is that there are informal social networks which serve this purpose to some degree (e.g. passing google docs around), but it's difficult to safely scale these up. I've seen some attempts to help manage potentially risky information- for example, Conjecture's recent policy discussions: Conjecture: Internal Infohazard Policy - LessWrong These policies are primarily interested in containing information. That's important, but it sure would be nice to have a system that simultaneously helps with both privacy management and coordination. What kind of use cases could be targeted? Motivating hypothetical example 1: Hypothetical me is an independent researcher focusing on characterizing out of distribution behavior. I stumble across One Weird Trick for rapid grokking and generalization. I've run a variety of benchmarks and, aimed properly, it does remarkably well on HHH-style benchmarks. Unfortunately, the technique is trivially applicable to capability research; I observe extremely rapid training convergence and perplexity beating text-davinci-002 in a 2B model I trained on my workstation. It seems like I should tell someone about the fact that this exists, on the off chance it interacts positively with some other safety work, but telling the wrong person could shorten timelines by approximately 100%. I'm not deeply embedded in the field and don't have high-trust working relationships with anyone. Now what? Send an e-mail to Eliezer composed mostly of AAAAAA? Motivating hypothetical example 2: I'm another independent researcher looking to start a new alignment research project, but it's a topic which lightly touches on capability. The capability parts are already out in the public literature, but they're in an obscure subfield and I suspect mostly unknown by mainstream capabilities research. I worry that drawing attention to it could be a net negative even if my work is not capability focused. I think the research has potentially significant alignment value. I can't find any other related work in alignment. I'm not sure if this is because other people aren't publishing about it, if I'm not looking in the right spots, or if this actually an unexplored topic. I could ask in one of the public alignment-relevant communities, but I'd like to avoid leaking capability-relevant information if possible. Without already having lots of high-trust connections in the field, how can I find out if I'm doing redundant work, how can I get feedback about my research plans, and how could I safely tell people about the work if I do it? Motivating hypothetical example 3: I'm working in one of Googetasoft's seven AI departments. Some internal research incidentally found something that has some very interesting implications for alignment, but I strongly doubt the company is going to pursue the line of research because it isn't relevant for increasing capability. And they're also not interested in publishing it, because it isn't relevant for increasing capability. I've poked around the department, trying to piece together enough interest to get the relevant bits released. I've gotten some positive responses, but also some pushback- despite not being very interested in it, because it isn't relevant for increasing capability, the information is treated as risky to release because it could reveal future product efforts. Given the difficulty of separating the information from the implications it has for product development, and given the lack of secure channels for ...

Chatting Rabbis
The Education Crisis

Chatting Rabbis

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 27:58


As a follow up to last week's episode, Eliezer and Mendy continue exploring the tuition crisis, which from a parent's perspective is really an education crisis where schools and yeshivas need to up their game drastically.

ICJS Torah's podcast
Pirkei D'Rebbi Eliezer #100 Ch. 33-5

ICJS Torah's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 57:20


Escape Society
Episode 25 - The Frisbee King

Escape Society

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 41:33


Welcome to the Escape Society podcast with Lloyd and Mandy. In this week's audio-only episode, we talk about settling in to Mexico, as well as reflect on the time Lloyd briefly became "the frisky king" of Canada. This episode was recorded live from Mexico in August 2022 We hope you find this podcast informative and remember please remember to like and subscribe. Check out our Vlog Channel here https://www.youtube.com/c/LloydMandy Want to learn how to make money online like us? https://event.webinarjam.com/register/1/pg8p0ux Our website https://www.lloydandmandy.com Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lloydandmandy/ Intro song credit Eliezer, Alchemy – Find more of his music here https://open.spotify.com/artist/0IgKE9e29rcE4iFvjXog0Y?si=4GEqs5-xRn2IKNy0dLRnyA --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/escape-society/message

Reflexión De Tora (Suri Cattan)
Heroes del Pueblo judio # 5 R” Eliezer Ben Durdaya

Reflexión De Tora (Suri Cattan)

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 42:57


Heroes del Pueblo judio # 5 R” Eliezer Ben Durdaya by Suri Cattan

ESV: Chronological
August 26: Ezra 7–10

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 18:03


Ezra 7–10 Ezra 7–10 (Listen) Ezra Sent to Teach the People 7 Now after this, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah, 2 son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub, 3 son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth, 4 son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki, 5 son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the chief priest—6 this Ezra went up from Babylonia. He was a scribe skilled in the Law of Moses that the LORD, the God of Israel, had given, and the king granted him all that he asked, for the hand of the LORD his God was on him. 7 And there went up also to Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king, some of the people of Israel, and some of the priests and Levites, the singers and gatekeepers, and the temple servants. 8 And Ezra1 came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king. 9 For on the first day of the first month he began to go up from Babylonia, and on the first day of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, for the good hand of his God was on him. 10 For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel. 11 This is a copy of the letter that King Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe, a man learned in matters of the commandments of the LORD and his statutes for Israel: 12 “Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, the scribe of the Law of the God of heaven. Peace.2 And now 13 I make a decree that anyone of the people of Israel or their priests or Levites in my kingdom, who freely offers to go to Jerusalem, may go with you. 14 For you are sent by the king and his seven counselors to make inquiries about Judah and Jerusalem according to the Law of your God, which is in your hand, 15 and also to carry the silver and gold that the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem, 16 with all the silver and gold that you shall find in the whole province of Babylonia, and with the freewill offerings of the people and the priests, vowed willingly for the house of their God that is in Jerusalem. 17 With this money, then, you shall with all diligence buy bulls, rams, and lambs, with their grain offerings and their drink offerings, and you shall offer them on the altar of the house of your God that is in Jerusalem. 18 Whatever seems good to you and your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and gold, you may do, according to the will of your God. 19 The vessels that have been given you for the service of the house of your God, you shall deliver before the God of Jerusalem. 20 And whatever else is required for the house of your God, which it falls to you to provide, you may provide it out of the king's treasury. 21 “And I, Artaxerxes the king, make a decree to all the treasurers in the province Beyond the River: Whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the Law of the God of heaven, requires of you, let it be done with all diligence, 22 up to 100 talents3 of silver, 100 cors4 of wheat, 100 baths5 of wine, 100 baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much. 23 Whatever is decreed by the God of heaven, let it be done in full for the house of the God of heaven, lest his wrath be against the realm of the king and his sons. 24 We also notify you that it shall not be lawful to impose tribute, custom, or toll on anyone of the priests, the Levites, the singers, the doorkeepers, the temple servants, or other servants of this house of God. 25 “And you, Ezra, according to the wisdom of your God that is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges who may judge all the people in the province Beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God. And those who do not know them, you shall teach. 26 Whoever will not obey the law of your God and the law of the king, let judgment be strictly executed on him, whether for death or for banishment or for confiscation of his goods or for imprisonment.” 27 Blessed be the LORD, the God of our fathers, who put such a thing as this into the heart of the king, to beautify the house of the LORD that is in Jerusalem, 28 and who extended to me his steadfast love before the king and his counselors, and before all the king's mighty officers. I took courage, for the hand of the LORD my God was on me, and I gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me. Genealogy of Those Who Returned with Ezra 8 These are the heads of their fathers' houses, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylonia, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king: 2 Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom. Of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel. Of the sons of David, Hattush. 3 Of the sons of Shecaniah, who was of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah, with whom were registered 150 men. 4 Of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him 200 men. 5 Of the sons of Zattu,6 Shecaniah the son of Jahaziel, and with him 300 men. 6 Of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him 50 men. 7 Of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him 70 men. 8 Of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael, and with him 80 men. 9 Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him 218 men. 10 Of the sons of Bani,7 Shelomith the son of Josiphiah, and with him 160 men. 11 Of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah, the son of Bebai, and with him 28 men. 12 Of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him 110 men. 13 Of the sons of Adonikam, those who came later, their names being Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah, and with them 60 men. 14 Of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zaccur, and with them 70 men. Ezra Sends for Levites 15 I gathered them to the river that runs to Ahava, and there we camped three days. As I reviewed the people and the priests, I found there none of the sons of Levi. 16 Then I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, leading men, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, who were men of insight, 17 and sent them to Iddo, the leading man at the place Casiphia, telling them what to say to Iddo and his brothers and8 the temple servants at the place Casiphia, namely, to send us ministers for the house of our God. 18 And by the good hand of our God on us, they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli the son of Levi, son of Israel, namely Sherebiah with his sons and kinsmen, 18; 19 also Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, with his kinsmen and their sons, 20; 20 besides 220 of the temple servants, whom David and his officials had set apart to attend the Levites. These were all mentioned by name. Fasting and Prayer for Protection 21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods. 22 For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we had told the king, “The hand of our God is for good on all who seek him, and the power of his wrath is against all who forsake him.” 23 So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty. Priests to Guard Offerings 24 Then I set apart twelve of the leading priests: Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their kinsmen with them. 25 And I weighed out to them the silver and the gold and the vessels, the offering for the house of our God that the king and his counselors and his lords and all Israel there present had offered. 26 I weighed out into their hand 650 talents9 of silver, and silver vessels worth 200 talents,10 and 100 talents of gold, 27 20 bowls of gold worth 1,000 darics,11 and two vessels of fine bright bronze as precious as gold. 28 And I said to them, “You are holy to the LORD, and the vessels are holy, and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to the LORD, the God of your fathers. 29 Guard them and keep them until you weigh them before the chief priests and the Levites and the heads of fathers' houses in Israel at Jerusalem, within the chambers of the house of the LORD.” 30 So the priests and the Levites took over the weight of the silver and the gold and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem, to the house of our God. 31 Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Jerusalem. The hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and from ambushes by the way. 32 We came to Jerusalem, and there we remained three days. 33 On the fourth day, within the house of our God, the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed into the hands of Meremoth the priest, son of Uriah, and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas, and with them were the Levites, Jozabad the son of Jeshua and Noadiah the son of Binnui. 34 The whole was counted and weighed, and the weight of everything was recorded. 35 At that time those who had come from captivity, the returned exiles, offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel, twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and as a sin offering twelve male goats. All this was a burnt offering to the LORD. 36 They also delivered the king's commissions to the king's satraps12 and to the governors of the province Beyond the River, and they aided the people and the house of God. Ezra Prays About Intermarriage 9 After these things had been done, the officials approached me and said, “The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands with their abominations, from the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites. 2 For they have taken some of their daughters to be wives for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy race13 has mixed itself with the peoples of the lands. And in this faithlessness the hand of the officials and chief men has been foremost.” 3 As soon as I heard this, I tore my garment and my cloak and pulled hair from my head and beard and sat appalled. 4 Then all who trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the faithlessness of the returned exiles, gathered around me while I sat appalled until the evening sacrifice. 5 And at the evening sacrifice I rose from my fasting, with my garment and my cloak torn, and fell upon my knees and spread out my hands to the LORD my God, 6 saying: “O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has mounted up to the heavens. 7 From the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt. And for our iniquities we, our kings, and our priests have been given into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, to plundering, and to utter shame, as it is today. 8 But now for a brief moment favor has been shown by the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant and to give us a secure hold14 within his holy place, that our God may brighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our slavery. 9 For we are slaves. Yet our God has not forsaken us in our slavery, but has extended to us his steadfast love before the kings of Persia, to grant us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us protection15 in Judea and Jerusalem. 10 “And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? For we have forsaken your commandments, 11 which you commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, ‘The land that you are entering, to take possession of it, is a land impure with the impurity of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations that have filled it from end to end with their uncleanness. 12 Therefore do not give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters for your sons, and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.' 13 And after all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, seeing that you, our God, have punished us less than our iniquities deserved and have given us such a remnant as this, 14 shall we break your commandments again and intermarry with the peoples who practice these abominations? Would you not be angry with us until you consumed us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape? 15 O LORD, the God of Israel, you are just, for we are left a remnant that has escaped, as it is today. Behold, we are before you in our guilt, for none can stand before you because of this.” The People Confess Their Sin 10 While Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, a very great assembly of men, women, and children, gathered to him out of Israel, for the people wept bitterly. 2 And Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, addressed Ezra: “We have broken faith with our God and have married foreign women from the peoples of the land, but even now there is hope for Israel in spite of this. 3 Therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all these wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord16 and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God, and let it be done according to the Law. 4 Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.” 5 Then Ezra arose and made the leading priests and Levites and all Israel take an oath that they would do as had been said. So they took the oath. 6 Then Ezra withdrew from before the house of God and went to the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib, where he spent the night,17 neither eating bread nor drinking water, for he was mourning over the faithlessness of the exiles. 7 And a proclamation was made throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the returned exiles that they should assemble at Jerusalem, 8 and that if anyone did not come within three days, by order of the officials and the elders all his property should be forfeited, and he himself banned from the congregation of the exiles. 9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month. And all the people sat in the open square before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain. 10 And Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have broken faith and married foreign women, and so increased the guilt of Israel. 11 Now then make confession to the LORD, the God of your fathers and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples of the land and from the foreign wives.” 12 Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, “It is so; we must do as you have said. 13 But the people are many, and it is a time of heavy rain; we cannot stand in the open. Nor is this a task for one day or for two, for we have greatly transgressed in this matter. 14 Let our officials stand for the whole assembly. Let all in our cities who have taken foreign wives come at appointed times, and with them the elders and judges of every city, until the fierce wrath of our God over this matter is turned away from us.” 15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah opposed this, and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite supported them. 16 Then the returned exiles did so. Ezra the priest selected men,18 heads of fathers' houses, according to their fathers' houses, each of them designated by name. On the first day of the tenth month they sat down to examine the matter; 17 and by the first day of the first month they had come to the end of all the men who had married foreign women. Those Guilty of Intermarriage 18 Now there were found some of the sons of the priests who had married foreign women: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib, and Gedaliah, some of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brothers. 19 They pledged themselves to put away their wives, and their guilt offering was a ram of the flock for their guilt.19 20 Of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah. 21 Of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, Elijah, Shemaiah, Jehiel, and Uzziah. 22 Of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah. 23 Of the Levites: Jozabad, Shimei, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer. 24 Of the singers: Eliashib. Of the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem, and Uri. 25 And of Israel: of the sons of Parosh: Ramiah, Izziah, Malchijah, Mijamin, Eleazar, Hashabiah,20 and Benaiah. 26 Of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, Jehiel, Abdi, Jeremoth, and Elijah. 27 Of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, Jeremoth, Zabad, and Aziza. 28 Of the sons of Bebai were Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, and Athlai. 29 Of the sons of Bani were Meshullam, Malluch, Adaiah, Jashub, Sheal, and Jeremoth. 30 Of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, Binnui, and Manasseh. 31 Of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon, 32 Benjamin, Malluch, and Shemariah. 33 Of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei. 34 Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, Uel, 35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi, 36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib, 37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, Jaasu. 38 Of the sons of Binnui:21 Shimei, 39 Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah, 40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai, 41 Azarel, Shelemiah, Shemariah, 42 Shallum, Amariah, and Joseph. 43 Of the sons of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, Joel, and Benaiah. 44 All these had married foreign women, and some of the women had even borne children.22 Footnotes [1] 7:8 Aramaic he [2] 7:12 Aramaic Perfect (probably a greeting) [3] 7:22 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [4] 7:22 A cor was about 6 bushels or 220 liters [5] 7:22 A bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters [6] 8:5 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks of Zattu [7] 8:10 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks Bani [8] 8:17 Hebrew lacks and [9] 8:26 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [10] 8:26 Revocalization; the number is missing in the Masoretic Text [11] 8:27 A daric was a coin weighing about 1/4 ounce or 8.5 grams [12] 8:36 A satrap was a Persian official [13] 9:2 Hebrew offspring [14] 9:8 Hebrew nail, or tent-pin [15] 9:9 Hebrew a wall [16] 10:3 Or of the Lord [17] 10:6 Probable reading; Hebrew where he went [18] 10:16 Syriac; Hebrew And there were selected Ezra . . . [19] 10:19 Or as their reparation [20] 10:25 Septuagint; Hebrew Malchijah [21] 10:38 Septuagint; Hebrew Bani, Binnui [22] 10:44 Or and they put them away with their children (ESV)

Hora Da Fofoca
Gkay é acusada de lavagem de dinheiro e se revolta; Eliezer critica Globo por forçar romance c Vyni

Hora Da Fofoca

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 42:20


Chatting Rabbis
The Tuition Crisis

Chatting Rabbis

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 29:29


An emotional conversation about the tuition crisis facing the Jewish world at large, and specifically within the Chabad community. Mendy and Eliezer discuss the problem at length, and even offer some possible solutions.

Sola City Church
6/6/21 - Jesus, the New Adam & New Israel - Luke 3:23-4:14

Sola City Church

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 58:27


Luke 3:23–4:14 (ESV) 23Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 26the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 27the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, 28the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, the son of Nahshon, 33the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, 36the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 38the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. 1And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.' ” 5And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “ ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.' ” 9And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10for it is written, “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,' 11and “ ‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.' ” 12And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.' ” 13And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time. 14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country.

Pânico
PÂNICO - 25/08/2022 - Eliezer

Pânico

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 122:40


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The Nonlinear Library
AF - Vingean Agency by Abram Demski

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 4:27


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Vingean Agency, published by Abram Demski on August 24, 2022 on The AI Alignment Forum. I've been involved with several discussions about different notions of agency (and their importance/relationships) lately, especially with the PIBBSS group including myself, Daniel, Josiah, and Ramana; see here. There's one notion of agency (not necessarily "The" notion of agency, but a coherent and significant notion) which vanishes if you examine it too closely. Imagine that Alice is "smarter than Bob in every way" -- that is, Bob believes that Alice knows everything Bob knows, and possibly more. Bob doesn't necessarily agree with Alice's goals, but Bob expects Alice to pursue them effectively. In particular, Bob expects Alice's actions to be at least as effective as the best plan Bob can think of. Because Bob can't predict what Alice will do, the only way Bob can further constrain his expectations is to figure out what's good/bad for Alice's objectives. In some sense this seems like a best-case for Bob modeling Alice as an agent: Bob understands Alice purely by understanding her as a goal-seeking force. I'll call this Vingean agency, since Vinge talked about the difficulty of predicting agents who are smarter than you. and since this usage is consistent with other uses of the term "Vingean" in relation to decision theory. However Vingean agency might seem hard to reconcile with other notions of agency. We typically think of "modeling X as an agent" as involving attribution of beliefs to X, not just goals. Agents have probabilities and utilities. Bob has minimal use for attributing beliefs to Alice, because Bob doesn't think Alice is mistaken about anything -- the best he can do is to use his own beliefs as a proxy, and try to figure out what Alice will do based on that. When I say Vingean agency "disappears when we look at it too closely", I mean that if Bob becomes smarter than Alice (understands more about the world, or has a greater ability to calculate the consequences of his beliefs), Alice's Vingean agency will vanish. We can imagine a spectrum. At one extreme is an Alice who knows everything Bob knows and more, like we've been considering so far. At the other extreme is an Alice whose behavior is so simple that Bob can predict it completely. In between these two extremes are Alices who know some things that Bob doesn't know, while also lacking some information which Bob has. (Arguably, Eliezer's notion of optimization power is one formalization of Vingean agency, while Alex Flint's attraction-basin notion of optimization defines a notion of agency at the opposite extreme of the spectrum, where we know everything about the whole system and can predict its trajectories through time.) I think this spectrum may be important to keep in mind when modeling different notions of agency. Sometimes we analyze agents from a logically omniscient perspective. In representation theorems (such as Savage or Jeffrey-Bolker, or their lesser sibling, VNM) we tend to take on a perspective where we can predict all the decisions of an agent (including hypothetical decisions which the agent will never face in reality). From this omniscient perspective, we then seek to represent the agent's behavior by ascribing it beliefs and real-valued preferences (ie, probabilities and expected utilities). However, this omniscient perspective eliminates Vingean agency from the picture. Thus, we might lose contact with one of the important pieces of the "agent" phenomenon, which can only be understood from a more bounded perspective. On the other hand, if Bob knows Alice wants cheese, then as soon as Alice starts moving in a given direction, Bob might usefully conclude "Alice probably thinks cheese is in that direction". So modeling Alice as having beliefs is certainly not useless for Bob. Still, because Bob ...

Escape Society
Episode 24 - The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist

Escape Society

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 34:03


Welcome to the Escape Society podcast with Lloyd and Mandy. In this week's episode, we talk about Mandy's recent health problems, the new Netflix documentary "The girlfriend who didn't exist" as well as our new favourite Youtube channel "Beard meets food". This episode was recorded live from Mexico in August 2022 We hope you find this podcast informative and remember please remember to like and subscribe. Check out the video version here https://youtu.be/8oVSJWfGlr4 Check out our Vlog Channel here https://www.youtube.com/c/LloydMandy Want to learn how to make money online like us? https://event.webinarjam.com/register/1/pg8p0ux Our website https://www.lloydandmandy.com Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lloydandmandy/ Intro song credit Eliezer, Alchemy – Find more of his music here https://open.spotify.com/artist/0IgKE9e29rcE4iFvjXog0Y?si=4GEqs5-xRn2IKNy0dLRnyA --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/escape-society/message

The Nonlinear Library
AF - Beliefs and Disagreements about Automating Alignment Research by Ian McKenzie

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 11:21


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Beliefs and Disagreements about Automating Alignment Research, published by Ian McKenzie on August 24, 2022 on The AI Alignment Forum. Epistemic status: Mostly organizing and summarizing the views of others. Thanks to those whose views I summarized in this post, and to Tamera Lanham, Nicholas Kees Dupuis, Daniel Kokotajlo, Peter Barnett, Eli Lifland, and Logan Smith for reviewing a draft. Introduction In my current view of the alignment problem, there are two paths that we could try to take: Come up with an alignment strategy that allows us to both build aligned AGI and to keep that AGI (or its successors) aligned as they improve towards superintelligence Come up with an alignment strategy that allows us to build AI systems that are powerful (but not so powerful as to be themselves dangerous) and use that to execute some kind of ‘pivotal act' that means that misaligned ASI is not built For the purposes of this post, I am going to assume that we are unable to do (1) – maybe the problem is too difficult, or we don't have time – and focus on (2). Within the category of ‘pivotal act', I see two main types: Preventative pivotal acts: acts that makes it impossible for anyone to build AGI for a long period of time Constructive pivotal acts: acts that makes it possible to build aligned ASI People disagree about whether preventative pivotal acts are possible or even if they were possible, if they'd be a good idea. Again, for the purposes of this post, I am going to assume we can't or don't want to execute a preventative pivotal act, and focus on constructive pivotal acts. In particular: can we use AI to automate alignment research safely? What does ‘automating alignment research' even mean? I see three overlapping categories that one could mean when referring to ‘automating alignment research', ordered in terms of decreasing human involvement: Level 1: AIs help humans work faster Examples include brainstorming, intelligent autocomplete, and automated summarization/explanation. Level 2: AIs produce original contributions This could be key insights into the nature of intelligence, additional problems that were overlooked, or entire alignment proposals. Level 3: AIs build aligned successors Here, we have an aligned AGI that we entrust with building a successor. At this point, the current aligned AGI has to do all the alignment research required to ensure that its successor is aligned. Mostly I have been thinking about Levels 1 and 2, although some people I spoke to (e.g. Richard Ngo) were more focused on Level 3. Current state of automating alignment At the moment, we are firmly at Level 1. Models can produce similar-sounding ideas when prompted with existing ideas and are pretty good at completing code but are not great at summarizing or explaining complex ideas. Tools like Loom and Codex can provide speed-ups but seem unlikely to be decisive. Whether we get to Level 2 soon or whether Level 2 is already beyond the point where AI systems are dangerous are key questions that researchers disagree on. Key disagreements Generative models vs agents Much of the danger from powerful AI systems comes from them pursuing coherent goals that persist across inputs. If we can build generative models that do not pursue goals in this way, then perhaps these will provide a way to extract intelligent behavior from advanced systems safely. Timing of emergence of deception vs intelligence Related to the problem of agents, there is also disagreement about whether we get systems that are intelligent enough to be useful for automating alignment before they are misaligned enough (e.g. deceptive or power-seeking) to be dangerous. My understanding is that Nate and Eliezer are quite confident that the useful intelligence comes only after they are already misaligned, whereas most other people are more unc...

ICJS Torah's podcast
Pirkei D'Rebbi Eliezer #99 Ch. 33-4

ICJS Torah's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 55:36


Hora Da Fofoca
Vídeo: Simone se diverte c Simaria após fim da dupla; Cachê de Eliezer sobe após namoro c Viih Tube

Hora Da Fofoca

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 45:55


The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast
LIVE Q&A! - Media Bias, Hobbys & Internet Degeneration

The Q & A with Rabbi Breitowitz Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 109:50


Signup for the live Q&A at ohr.edu/rbqa Dedication opportunities are available for episodes and series at ohr.edu/donate/qa Questions? Comments? podcasts@ohr.edu Subscribe to the Rabbi Breitowitz Q&A Podcast at https://plnk.to/rbq&a Submit questions for the Q&A with Rabbi Breitowitz https://forms.gle/VCZSK3wQJJ4fSd3Q7 Subscribe to our YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/OhrSomayach/videos You can listen to this and many other Ohr Somayach programs by downloading our app, on Apple and Google Play, ohr.edu and all major podcast platforms. 1:25 Tips how a busy balabus can get into Elul mode? 5:20 Psychology books on boundary setting prioritize one's needs. Judaism acknowledges this prioritization, but it's written as a duty. Can you be assertive as a duty and not a right? 9:17 Why do we wear kippah and tzitzis? 12:40 If the prime minister asked the Rav advice on how Israel should handle the Arabs, what would the Rav answer? 16:32 In Chardeidi Israeli society, why is there so much focus on externalities, but certain activities are not allowed like having a car? 22:43 How can parents help their kids who think these priorities are flawed? 25:34 Does the Rav have advice for a child growing up right now who doesn't fit the norm? 30:49 Having grown up with a TV, what's the Rav's opinion on watching Hollywood films or secular novels? 39:13 In the Rav's view, what are the best ways to acquire yiras shamayim? 45:02 What are the roles of chumras in yiddishkeit? 50:34 In the states, Roe v Wade was overturned. Since there are times abortion is a religious requirement, why did the major orthodox organizations not opose it? 58:21 Does the Rav believe we are in the footsteps of mashiach, and does that practically change anything with our observance? 1:03:56 Could Elisha ben Avuya have done teshuva despite the bas kol? How does the Rav understand the gemara's aftermath of R' Meir and R' Yochanan having smoke and fire rise from his grave? 1:08:46 Since we believe that we are forgiven on Yom Kippur, why does Hashem still feel the need to punish us? 1:11:50 Rashi says in his commentary on Beraishis that the world was created for the sake of the Torah and the Jews. What does this mean for us and for non-Jews? 1:17:10 Does Hashem love the gentile nations or just Am Yisroel? 1:20:18 Will secular people be resurrected? Is it true that only those who believe in resurrection will get it? 1:23:11 What are the various opinions concerning animal sacrifices when mashiach arrive? 1:27:11 Since we're in the ikvos dmashiacha, what is the relationship between ingathering of the exiles and aliyah, and whose responsibility is it, us or mashiach? 1:30:59 A fourth bracha was added to bentching commemorating the event of the corpses not decomposing after the massacre of Beitar. Why of all places was it put here, and what does this miracle have to do with mentching? 1:35:21 Was R' Eliezer ben Hurkunes speaking about the internet when he said that the meeting place of the sages be one of promiscuity? 1:36:55 Is genetic engineering halachically acceptable? 1:41:21 If one is raising a non-Jewish child as Jewish in a mixed marriage, when should you tell him he's not Jewish, and how would you convert such a child? 1:45:16 In the form of a hobby, can a Jew perform in a non Jewish comedy club if his act is completely clean? 1:47:10 What is the Torah's perspective on the influence of the media? Is it avodah zara? Visit us @ ohr.edu  PRODUCED BY: CEDAR MEDIA STUDIOS

The Nonlinear Library
LW - My thoughts on direct work (and joining LessWrong) by RobertM

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 9:24


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: My thoughts on direct work (and joining LessWrong), published by RobertM on August 16, 2022 on LessWrong. Epistemic status: mostly a description of my personal timeline, and some of my models (without detailed justification). If you just want the second, skip the Timeline section. My name is Robert. By trade, I'm a software engineer. For my entire life, I've lived in Los Angeles. Timeline I've been reading LessWrong (and some of the associated blog-o-sphere) since I was in college, having found it through HPMOR in ~2011. When I read Eliezer's writing on AI risk, it more or less instantly clicked into place for me as obviously true (though my understanding at the time was even more lacking than it is now, in terms of having a good gears-level model). This was before the DL revolution had penetrated my bubble. My timelines, as much as I had any, were not that short - maybe 50-100 years, though I don't think I wrote it down, and won't swear my recollection is accurate. Nonetheless, I was motivated enough to seek an internship with MIRI after I graduated, near the end of 2013 (though I think the larger part of my motivation was to have something on my resume). That should not update you upwards on my knowledge or competence; I accomplished very little besides some reworking of the program to mail paperback copies of HPMOR to e.g. math olympiad winners and hedge fund employees. Between September and November, I read the transcripts of discussions Eliezer had with Richard, Paul, etc. I updated in the direction of shorter timelines. This update did not propagate into my actions. In February I posted a question about whether there were any organizations tackling AI alignment, which were also hiring remotely. Up until this point, I had been working as a software engineer for a tech company (not in the AI/ML space), donating a small percentage of my income to MIRI, lacking better ideas for mitigating x-risk. I did receive a few answers, and some of the listed organizations were new to me. For reasons I'll discuss shortly, I did not apply to any of them. On April 1st, Eliezer posted Death with Dignity. My system 1 caught up to my system 2 on what shorter timelines meant. That weekend, I talked to my family about leaving LA. On April 3rd I pinged Ruby to see if he'd be open to a chat about Lightcone's interview process. Over the next month I had a couple more calls with Ruby, found an opportunity to drop by the Lightcone offices to talk to habryka (since I was traveling to the Bay anyways), and went through a couple tech screens. In May I flew back to up Berkeley to go through the final stage of the interview - an on-site work trial. The trial must've gone ok; I started at Lightcone on July 5th. My primary focus will be LessWrong and the associated infrastructure. Why LessWrong? A problem I've been thinking about lately is: imagine you want to reduce AI risk, but you aren't a researcher and are limited in how well you can evaluate the usefulness of the research direction and output of AI alignment organizations. With some exceptions, those organizations describe neither what they consider to be the core problems of AI alignment, nor their theory of change. How, then, do you figure out where your efforts are best directed? You can defer to another's judgement, if you know someone with an opinion on the question and have evidence of their ability to reason about difficult questions in domains you're more familiar with. Unfortunately, this heuristic encourages information cascades, but purely on a personal level it might be better than throwing darts. Absent that, or another good way to discriminate between options, the temptation is to kick the problem up a level and do "meta" work. This has some problems: The indirection this adds to the theory of change introduces additional deg...

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
August 13: Nehemiah 12–13; Psalm 39; Luke 3

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 18:09


Old Testament: Nehemiah 12–13 Nehemiah 12–13 (Listen) Priests and Levites 12 These are the priests and the Levites who came up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, 2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush, 3 Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth, 4 Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah, 5 Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah, 6 Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah, 7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chiefs of the priests and of their brothers in the days of Jeshua. 8 And the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, who with his brothers was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving. 9 And Bakbukiah and Unni and their brothers stood opposite them in the service. 10 And Jeshua was the father of Joiakim, Joiakim the father of Eliashib, Eliashib the father of Joiada, 11 Joiada the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan the father of Jaddua. 12 And in the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers' houses: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah; 13 of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan; 14 of Malluchi, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph; 15 of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai; 16 of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam; 17 of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai; 18 of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan; 19 of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi; 20 of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber; 21 of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethanel. 22 In the days of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, and Jaddua, the Levites were recorded as heads of fathers' houses; so too were the priests in the reign of Darius the Persian. 23 As for the sons of Levi, their heads of fathers' houses were written in the Book of the Chronicles until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib. 24 And the chiefs of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers who stood opposite them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, watch by watch. 25 Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, and Akkub were gatekeepers standing guard at the storehouses of the gates. 26 These were in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor and of Ezra, the priest and scribe. Dedication of the Wall 27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, with thanksgivings and with singing, with cymbals, harps, and lyres. 28 And the sons of the singers gathered together from the district surrounding Jerusalem and from the villages of the Netophathites; 29 also from Beth-gilgal and from the region of Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built for themselves villages around Jerusalem. 30 And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and they purified the people and the gates and the wall. 31 Then I brought the leaders of Judah up onto the wall and appointed two great choirs that gave thanks. One went to the south on the wall to the Dung Gate. 32 And after them went Hoshaiah and half of the leaders of Judah, 33 and Azariah, Ezra, Meshullam, 34 Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah, and Jeremiah, 35 and certain of the priests' sons with trumpets: Zechariah the son of Jonathan, son of Shemaiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Micaiah, son of Zaccur, son of Asaph; 36 and his relatives, Shemaiah, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah, and Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God. And Ezra the scribe went before them. 37 At the Fountain Gate they went up straight before them by the stairs of the city of David, at the ascent of the wall, above the house of David, to the Water Gate on the east. 38 The other choir of those who gave thanks went to the north, and I followed them with half of the people, on the wall, above the Tower of the Ovens, to the Broad Wall, 39 and above the Gate of Ephraim, and by the Gate of Yeshanah,1 and by the Fish Gate and the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, to the Sheep Gate; and they came to a halt at the Gate of the Guard. 40 So both choirs of those who gave thanks stood in the house of God, and I and half of the officials with me; 41 and the priests Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets; 42 and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang with Jezrahiah as their leader. 43 And they offered great sacrifices that day and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and children also rejoiced. And the joy of Jerusalem was heard far away. Service at the Temple 44 On that day men were appointed over the storerooms, the contributions, the firstfruits, and the tithes, to gather into them the portions required by the Law for the priests and for the Levites according to the fields of the towns, for Judah rejoiced over the priests and the Levites who ministered. 45 And they performed the service of their God and the service of purification, as did the singers and the gatekeepers, according to the command of David and his son Solomon. 46 For long ago in the days of David and Asaph there were directors of the singers, and there were songs2 of praise and thanksgiving to God. 47 And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemiah gave the daily portions for the singers and the gatekeepers; and they set apart that which was for the Levites; and the Levites set apart that which was for the sons of Aaron. Nehemiah's Final Reforms 13 On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing of the people. And in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God, 2 for they did not meet the people of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them to curse them—yet our God turned the curse into a blessing. 3 As soon as the people heard the law, they separated from Israel all those of foreign descent. 4 Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, and who was related to Tobiah, 5 prepared for Tobiah a large chamber where they had previously put the grain offering, the frankincense, the vessels, and the tithes of grain, wine, and oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, singers, and gatekeepers, and the contributions for the priests. 6 While this was taking place, I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I went to the king. And after some time I asked leave of the king 7 and came to Jerusalem, and I then discovered the evil that Eliashib had done for Tobiah, preparing for him a chamber in the courts of the house of God. 8 And I was very angry, and I threw all the household furniture of Tobiah out of the chamber. 9 Then I gave orders, and they cleansed the chambers, and I brought back there the vessels of the house of God, with the grain offering and the frankincense. 10 I also found out that the portions of the Levites had not been given to them, so that the Levites and the singers, who did the work, had fled each to his field. 11 So I confronted the officials and said, “Why is the house of God forsaken?” And I gathered them together and set them in their stations. 12 Then all Judah brought the tithe of the grain, wine, and oil into the storehouses. 13 And I appointed as treasurers over the storehouses Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah of the Levites, and as their assistant Hanan the son of Zaccur, son of Mattaniah, for they were considered reliable, and their duty was to distribute to their brothers. 14 Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and do not wipe out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God and for his service. 15 In those days I saw in Judah people treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in heaps of grain and loading them on donkeys, and also wine, grapes, figs, and all kinds of loads, which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. And I warned them on the day when they sold food. 16 Tyrians also, who lived in the city, brought in fish and all kinds of goods and sold them on the Sabbath to the people of Judah, in Jerusalem itself! 17 Then I confronted the nobles of Judah and said to them, “What is this evil thing that you are doing, profaning the Sabbath day? 18 Did not your fathers act in this way, and did not our God bring all this disaster3 on us and on this city? Now you are bringing more wrath on Israel by profaning the Sabbath.” 19 As soon as it began to grow dark at the gates of Jerusalem before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut and gave orders that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. And I stationed some of my servants at the gates, that no load might be brought in on the Sabbath day. 20 Then the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice. 21 But I warned them and said to them, “Why do you lodge outside the wall? If you do so again, I will lay hands on you.” From that time on they did not come on the Sabbath. 22 Then I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come and guard the gates, to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember this also in my favor, O my God, and spare me according to the greatness of your steadfast love. 23 In those days also I saw the Jews who had married women of Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab. 24 And half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod, and they could not speak the language of Judah, but only the language of each people. 25 And I confronted them and cursed them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair. And I made them take an oath in the name of God, saying, “You shall not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons or for yourselves. 26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin on account of such women? Among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless, foreign women made even him to sin. 27 Shall we then listen to you and do all this great evil and act treacherously against our God by marrying foreign women?” 28 And one of the sons of Jehoiada, the son of Eliashib the high priest, was the son-in-law of Sanballat the Horonite. Therefore I chased him from me. 29 Remember them, O my God, because they have desecrated the priesthood and the covenant of the priesthood and the Levites. 30 Thus I cleansed them from everything foreign, and I established the duties of the priests and Levites, each in his work; 31 and I provided for the wood offering at appointed times, and for the firstfruits. Remember me, O my God, for good. Footnotes [1] 12:39 Or of the old city [2] 12:46 Or leaders [3] 13:18 The Hebrew word can mean evil, harm, or disaster, depending on the context (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 39 Psalm 39 (Listen) What Is the Measure of My Days? To the choirmaster: to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. 39   I said, “I will guard my ways,    that I may not sin with my tongue;  I will guard my mouth with a muzzle,    so long as the wicked are in my presence.”2   I was mute and silent;    I held my peace to no avail,  and my distress grew worse.3     My heart became hot within me.  As I mused, the fire burned;    then I spoke with my tongue: 4   “O LORD, make me know my end    and what is the measure of my days;    let me know how fleeting I am!5   Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths,    and my lifetime is as nothing before you.  Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah6     Surely a man goes about as a shadow!  Surely for nothing1 they are in turmoil;    man heaps up wealth and does not know who will gather! 7   “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?    My hope is in you.8   Deliver me from all my transgressions.    Do not make me the scorn of the fool!9   I am mute; I do not open my mouth,    for it is you who have done it.10   Remove your stroke from me;    I am spent by the hostility of your hand.11   When you discipline a man    with rebukes for sin,  you consume like a moth what is dear to him;    surely all mankind is a mere breath! Selah 12   “Hear my prayer, O LORD,    and give ear to my cry;    hold not your peace at my tears!  For I am a sojourner with you,    a guest, like all my fathers.13   Look away from me, that I may smile again,    before I depart and am no more!” Footnotes [1] 39:6 Hebrew Surely as a breath (ESV) New Testament: Luke 3 Luke 3 (Listen) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,   “The voice of one crying in the wilderness:  ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,1    make his paths straight.5   Every valley shall be filled,    and every mountain and hill shall be made low,  and the crooked shall become straight,    and the rough places shall become level ways,6   and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'” 7 He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 9 Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” 10 And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” 11 And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics2 is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” 12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” 14 Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.” 15 As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16 John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” 18 So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19 But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20 added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison. 21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son;3 with you I am well pleased.”4 The Genealogy of Jesus Christ 23 Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,5 the son of Neri, 28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, the son of Nahshon, 33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. Footnotes [1] 3:4 Or crying, Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord [2] 3:11 Greek chiton, a long garment worn under the cloak next to the skin [3] 3:22 Or my Son, my (or the) Beloved [4] 3:22 Some manuscripts beloved Son; today I have begotten you [5] 3:27 Greek Salathiel (ESV)