II Kings, Nahum, Titus
Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, Carry thither one of the priests
whom ye brought from thence; and let them go and dwell there,
and let him teach them the manner of the God of the land.
Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt
in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.
The Twelfth Century Renaissance of Learning
The Twelfth Letter Lamed means both to Teach and to Learn. It is the root of the word
Talmud , the compendium
of Jewish Learning. This meaning of Lamed manifests with great clarity in the little book of Titus on
Spoke 12, Cycle 3 )cf. Teach and Exhort! where
the density of "teaching" is shown to be maximized on Spoke 12).
It also manifests in the Life of Christ, who sat as the
Teacher of teachers in the Temple at Age 12.
All of this is supernaturally integrated with the History of Western Europe and
the Renaissance of Learning in the
Twelfth Century and the subsequent rise of the system of Universities. Here's how the brief
Chronological Table reads in the classic college textbook Civilization Past and Present (pg. 395 Vol. 1, Fourth Ed.):
Renaissance of the twelfth century --- return of classical learning to
the West, translations of Greek and Arabic works, rise of universities, (Balogna, Paris, Oxford), development
of professional curriculums in law, medicine, theology; revival of Latin poetry, development
of vernacular literature ...
This description reveals the essence of the Twelfth Letter Lamed. Praise God who guides the affairs of men
as a Shepherd with His rod and staff.
The distinction between the Renaissance of the Twelfth Century and the Italian Renaissance of the Fifteenth
Century is discussed by Charles Homer Haskins in his introduction to his book
Renaissance of the Twelfth Century
Here's another enlightening link on the
with many interesting graphics from this period. It is produced by Syracuse Universty.