Similitudes Sentence Examples
The eschatology is similar to that taught in the similitudes of the Book cf Enoch.
His book is divided into three parts containing visions, commands, similitudes.
First of all write thou my mandates and similitudes; and the rest, as I will show thee, so shalt thou write."
Thus both are hortatory writings, the one argumentative in form, the other prophetic, after the manner of later Old Testament prophets whose messages came in visions and similitudes.
Nature, limited in her resources for adaptation, fashioned so many of these animals in like form that we have learned only recently to distinguish similarities cf analogous habit from the similitudes of real kinship. From whatever order of Mammalia or Reptilia an animal may be derived, prolonged aquatic adaptation will model its outer, and finally its inner, structure according to certain advantageous designs.Advertisement
His homilies, which are still preserved, furnish ample apology for the partiality of the people, exhibiting the free command of a pure and copious vocabulary, an inexhaustible fund of metaphors and similitudes, giving variety and grace to the most familiar topics, with an almost dramatic exposure of the folly and turpitude of vice, and a deep moral earnestness.
Man determines the sorts or nominal essences, nature the similitudes.
The book of laws (Vendidad) is characterized by an arid didactic tone; only here and there the legislator clothes his dicta in the guise of graceful dialogues and tales, or of poetic descriptions and similitudes; and then the book of laws is transformed into a didactic poem.
The similitudes are undoubtedly of different authorship from the rest of the book, and certain portions of the book are derived from the Book of Noah.
The Similitudes he worked up from a series of later sources, and gave them the second place in the final work authenticating them with the name of Noah.Advertisement
These constitute the well-known Similitudes.
The writer now sees that it belongs to the text of the Similitudes though it is dislocated from its original context.
Follow the method formerly prescribed by pregnant reasons, apt similitudes, forcible comparisons, and by holy colloquies and soliloquies.
Mandates - perhaps suggested by the Teaching of the Twelve Apostles (see Didache), which Hermas knows - and Similitudes i.-viii., while Simil.